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Friday, February 23rd
POP / ROCK
Bjork "Blissing Me" 12" (One Little Indian) Features serpentwithfeet's gospel influenced vocals on the a-side, with a minimal "harp version" of the track on the flip.
Dessa "Chime" CD (Doomtree Records) New album Chime from singer, rapper, essayist, Dessa, a member of the Doomtree crew.
Dosik, Joey "Game Winner" 12" (Secretly Canadian) New EP from singer-songwriter.
Fever Ray "Plunge" CD/LP (Mute) Fever Ray's new album, Plunge, is the first release in eight years since the celebrated self-titled debut in 2009. Plunge was recorded in Karin Dreijer's Stockholm studio in collaboration with the producers Paula Temple, Deena Abdelwahed, NÍDIA, Tami T, Peder Mannerfelt and Johannes Berglund.
Frigs "Basic Behaviour" LP (Arts & Crafts) New album from Toronto noise rock group.
Jacksons, The "Goin' Places" LP (Legacy) Reissue of their 1977 album.
Jacksons, The "s/t" LP (Legacy) Reissue of the Jacksons' 1976 album.
Jazz Butcher, The "Bath of Bacon" LP (Fire) Reissue of the 1983 debut album from UK jangle pop group.
Lionlimb "Tape Recorder" CD/LP (Bayonet) New album from two members of Angel Olsen's group. LP pressed on clear vinyl.
Lo Moon "s/t" LP (Columbia) Self-titled debut album from this LA-based indie rock band.
Low Anthem, The "The Salt Doll Went to Measure the Depths of the Sea" CD/LP (Joyful Noise Recordings) New album from indie folk group. LP version pressed on 'salt white' vinyl.
Marie / Lepanto "Tenkiller" CD/LP (Big Legal Mess) New album from this Americana duo.
Miranda, Holly "Mutual Horse" CD (Dangerbird) New album from singer-songwriter and member of Jealous Girlfriends.
Newell, Martin "Greatest Living Englishman" LP (Captured Tracks) Reissue of 1993 album from Cleaners From Venus frontman.
Nilsson, Molly "The Travels" LP (Night School) On this fifth long-player, Nilsson's perspective is challenged and manipulated by changes in environment and psychological space: like any other traveller the protagonist brings their own set of values and emotional states to new places, coloring them with a wash of subjectivity. Based loosely on Marco Polo's "Travels" and reading like a map of the protagonist's geographical and inner journey, this album reveals new places and new emotions that are never the same to the beholder.
Olden Yolk "s/t" CD (Trouble In Mind) Olden Yolk is a New York-based group led by songwriters, vocalists, and multi-instrumentalists Shane Butler (Quilt) and Caity Shaffer whose penchant for dystopian folk, abstract poeticism, and motorik rhythms have enveloped them in a sound uniquely of-the-moment yet simultaneously time-tested.
Olden Yolk "s/t" LP (Trouble In Mind) LP version pressed on milky haze color.
Porcupine Tree "Fear of a Blank Planet" LP (K Scope) Reissue of 2007 album.
Renner, Mark "Few Traces" 2xLP (RVNG INTL) Few Traces surveys Mark Renner's scarcely released and unreleased material recorded from 1982 to 1990, embracing and evoking wordless translations of the individual's musical experience, and the poetic expression of being here. Something of a rust-belt Brian Eno, Few Traces places the Baltimore artist's ambient explorations, composed as soundtracks to guide his visual work, alongside his guitar-centric, vocal driven songs traversing terrains similar to Cocteau Twins or The Durutti Column.
Rose, Caroline "Loner" CD (New West) New album from this singer-songwriter.
S. Carey "Hundred Acres" CD/LP (Jagjaguwar) 'Hundred Acres' finds Carey at his most confident, mature, and grounded, writing the strongest songs of his career. At its core, the album is a poetic treatise on what is truly necessary in life, a surprisingly utilitarian art project that underscores the power of enduring. Carey challenges himself and the listener to strive for a near-utopian ideal of returning to a simpler way of life, and loving those around you, to heal personal wounds. LP pressed on translucent green color.
Shannon and the Clams "Onion" CD (Nonesuch) Onion, produced by The Black Keys front man Dan Auerbach at his Nashville studio, finds a finely tuned and tour-tested band stretching out from the '60s-inspired, surf inflected rock that has defined their previous releases, and delves into genres including soul and psychedelic pop. On Onion, the band explores themes of origin and self-determination, loss and recovery, and the power of community to heal after tragedy.
Sharp, Jason "Stand Above the Streams" LP (Constellation) All sound sources on Stand Above The Streams originate with Sharp: bass and baritone saxophones, heartbeat, pulse, and breathing are played/processed in real time through Sharp's own signal-bending synthesis rig and through Basanta's bespoke 'controlled feedback' amplification system. The album's rhythms are generated wholly from Sharp's similarly controlled breathing and heart rate. The results are utterly gripping, with melodic and micro-tonal elements flowing amidst waves of atmospheric pink and brown noise, low-end modulation and calibrated distortion.
Skull Defekts, The "s/t" LP (Thrill Jockey) The Skull Defekts return with their final, self-titled album. The Skull Defekts are known for merging the coarse vitality of punk with the ritualism of folk dances to create music that is addictive, wondrously discordant, and rooted in a belief in the overwhelming power of pure sound.
Strange Names "Data" CD (Frenchkiss Records) New album from indie rock group.
Totally Mild "Her" CD/LP (Chapter Music) Second album by Melbourne lush pop quartet Totally Mild. LP version on baby pink vinyl.
v/a "Hexadic III" Six Organs of Admittance LP/CS (Drag City) Features music from Moon Duo, Jenks Miller, Meg Baird & Charlie Saufley, Tashi Dorji, Richard Youngs, Phil Legard, and Stephen O'Malley, Tim Wyskida & Marc Urselli.
Vance Joy "Nation of Two" CD (Atlantic) Folk/pop artist from Melbourne, Australia.
RAP & HIP-HOP
v/a "Death Row's Greatest Hits" LP (Death Row) This classic compilation features numerous ground breaking tracks from the multi-platinum artists spawned by the legendary label, including Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dog, 2Pac and much more!
Bowie, David "Heroes" CD/LP (Rhino) Remastered reissue.
Bowie, David "Lodger" CD/LP (Rhino) Remastered reissue.
Bowie, David "Low" CD/LP (Rhino) Remastered reissue.
Bowie, David "Scary Monsters" CD/LP (Rhino) Remastered reissue.
Bowie, David "Stage" 2CD/3LP (Rhino) Remastered reissue.
Andrews, Courtney-Marie "No One's Slate is Clean" CD (House Arrest) New album from singer-songwriter.
Di Meola, Al "Opus" CD (earMUSIC) New album from jazz guitarist.
Plan B: Joe McPhee / James Keepnews / David Berger "From Outer Space" LP (Roaratorio) Plan B is master improviser Joe McPhee's new trio with James Keepnews on guitar and laptop and David Berger on drums. A soundtrack to a science fiction movie existing only in their heads, From Outer Space finds McPhee and company envisioning the first encounter between alien life and a delegation of earthlings.
Toop, David + Paul Burwell "Suttle Sculpture" LP (Sub Rosa) Never before released recordings from Logos Foundation live sessions. Taking the same improvisation and African music classes in 1971-2, Toop and Burwell worked developed an approach to free improvisation that expanded from simple structures and instrument combinations which they'd later call decomposition.
PSYCHEDELIC & PROGRESSIVE ROCK
A Bolha "Um Passo A Frente" LP Lion Reissue of Brazilian early-70s underground album.
Shiver "Walpurgis" LP Garden Of Delights Psychedelia and blues-rock from Switzerland. With colour four-page large-format insert. Gatefold cover with great artwork by H. R. Giger.
Siloah "S/T" LP Garden Of Delights Reissue of the 2nd and final Siloah album, originally released in 1972. Very loose, tripped-out feel with Can-like atmospheres at times.
Sweet Slag "Tracking With Close-Ups" LP (Lion / Acme) Reissue of 1971 UK progressive jazz-rock album.
Truth and Janey "Topeka Jam" 2LP Rockadrome Archival release of live recordings from this US heavy psych group.
Angra "Omni" CD (earMUSIC) New album from progressive metal group.
Cultus Profano "Sacramentum Obscurus" CD (Debemur Morti Productions/Thrill Jockey) New album from black metal group.
Destroyer 666 "Call of the Wild" CD (Season of Mist) 2018 EP release from international metal firebrands Destroyer 666.
Haino, Keiji & Sumac "American Dollar Bill - Keep Facing Sideways, You're Too Hideous To Look At Face On" CD/LP (Thrill Jockey) Keiji Haino and SUMAC met up in Tokyo's Goksound recording studio to track a series of unrehearsed, completely non-premeditated sessions. Throughout the course of its hour-plus length, American Dollar Bill pushes and pulls at the strictures of metal and bends the stylistic formalities of improvised music to create a sonic purge unencumbered by convention.
Panopticon "Roads To The North" LP (Bindrune) Reissue of 2014 album from this black metal project which incorporates elements of American folk and bluegrass.
We Sell The Dead "Heaven Doesn't Want You And Hell Is Full" CD (earMUSIC) Debut album from new band with members of In Flames and HIM.
Windhand / Satan's Satyrs "Split" LP (Relapse) Indie-exclusive gold vinyl.
Screaming Females "All At Once" CD/LP/Deluxe 3xLP (Don Giovanni) Their seventh record - a double LP that captures the band at it's most ambitious and expansive.
Siekiera "Nowa Aleksandria" LP (Mannequin) Mannequin Records present a reissue of Siekiera's Nowa Aleksandria, originally released in 1986. Nowa Aleksandria, from the legendary '80s Polish post punk band, caught brilliantly the cold, sultry atmosphere of the dark times of last years of communism in Poland.
Turnstile "Time & Space" CD (Roadrunner) 2018 release from the hardcore outfit. Recorded with producer Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA, Time & Space marks Turnstile's Roadrunner Records debut and follows their 2015 breakthrough, Nonstop Feeling. Time & Space features additional vocals from Sheer Mag's Tina Halladay on "Moon," while Diplo offers added production to "Right To Be.
SOUL, FUNK & R&B
Cymande "s/t" LP ( Alaska Records) Reissue of 1972 psych-funk classic.
El Michels Affair "4th Chamber b/w Snakes" 7" (Big Crown)
El Michels Affair "Shadow Boxing b/w Iron Maiden" 7" (Big Crown)
El Michels Affair "Tearz b/w Verbal Intercourse" 7" (Big Crown)
Fields, Lee & The Expressions "Coming Home b/w Precious Love" 7" (Big Crown)
Fields, Lee & The Expressions "Make the World" 7" (Big Crown)
Fields, Lee & The Expressions "Never Be Another You b/w Lover" 7" (Big Crown)
Fields, Lee & The Expressions "Special Night (Pt. 1 & 2)" 7" (Big Crown)
Hayes, Isaac "Hot Buttered Soul" LP (Stax) Reissue of this classic soul album.
Hayes, Isaac "Shaft" LP Fantasy New vinyl reissue, complete with replica old-school style tip-on gatefold jacket, features audio remastered from the original analog tapes by leading engineer Dave Cooley and pressed on 180-gram vinyl.
Lady Wray "Do It Again b/w In Love" 7" (Big Crown)
Lady Wray "Smiling b/w Make Me Over" 7" (Big Crown)
Lady Wray "Underneath My Feet b/w Guilty (Cold Version)" 7" (Big Crown)
Sunny & the Sunliners "Put Me In Jail b/w Open Up Your Love Door" 7" (Big Crown)
Sunny & the Sunliners "Should I Take You Home b/w My Dream" 7" (Big Crown)
Hinds, Justin "Know Jah Better" CD (Omnivore) Reissue of 1992 reggae album.
COMPOSERS / LIBRARY MUSIC / NEW AGE
Humbert, Jacqueline & David Rosenboom "J. Jasmine: My New Music" LP (Unseen Worlds) Reissue of privately-pressed 1978 collaboration. My New Music is the debut album by Jacqueline Humbert and David Rosenboom. Featuring a cast of Mills College personalities like David Behrman and Sam Ashley on backup vocal duties. My New Music is a collection of personal stories and private desires, exposed, articulated, performed and dedicated to the hope that one person's fantasies can contribute to another person's freedom.
Imarhan "Temet" CD/LP (City Slang) New album from Tuareg group.
Coil "Astral Disaster Sessions Un/finished Musics" LP (Lion / Prescription ) These rare recordings were recorded as part of the legendary prescription label album series in the late 1990's that resulted in the album "Astral Disaster". This album includes previously unissued mixes, and the rare version of "I Don't Want To Be The One" that was only included on the very rare 1999 promo only Prescription sampler and the 14 minute track "Cosmic disaster" that was the original working title of the album.
Skin Crime "Ghosts I Have Been" CD (Hospital Productions) First album from noise band Skin Crime since their colossal 20-CD box set collection on Hospital Productions in 2015. Skin Crime is a band with multiple members which brings live space and intricacy to a genre otherwise isolated to the confines of stagnation. Ghosts I Have Been exhibits the usual mix of concrete sounds with raw electric noise slowly and seamlessly building into crescendo. Edition of 500.
Skullflower "Werecat Powers of the Crossroads of Midnight" LP (Nashazphone) Continuation of an audio trilogy concerning the Darkness of Aegypt. Matthew Bower and Samantha Davies of Skullflower on the release: "We brought back: a twilight mechanism, and hymns to the charnel ground, ashes, jackals and the bulto hyaena, pacing the departure lounges of abandoned airports."
Yoshimio / Susie Ibarra / Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe "Flower of Sulphur" 2xLP (Thrill Jockey) Flower of Sulphur is a transfixing piece of continuous improvisation from three experimental luminaries : multi-instrumentalist YoshimiO (Boredoms, OOIOO, SAICOBAB), internationally acclaimed percussionist Susie Ibarra, and artist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens).
v/a "Cold Waves of Color: Volume 5" LP (Color Tapes) Featuring Void, Echophase, Berserk In A Hayfield, Silicon Valley, The Lord, Lives of Angels, & Modern Art
Levi, Mica "Delete Beach" 2x10" (Demdike Stare) Mica Levi's original soundtrack to an anime by acclaimed artist and Turner prize nominee Phil Collins. Following on from the maverick pop auteur and film composer's score to Under The Skin, and her Jackie soundtrack, this is Mica's first musical accompaniment for animation. Dissonant strings and combustible electronics laced with skeletal percussive treatments paint the short's blend of classically-schooled anime and up-to-the-second CGI designs. Gatefold jacket printed on reverse board. Includes 10" x 10" 12-page color booklet of cells from the film.
Conjoint "Earprints" 2xLP (Demdike Stare) First ever reissue, originally released in 2000. David Moufang (Move D), Karl Berger, Jamie Hodge, Gunter Kraus, and Jonas Grossmann's sophomore album as Conjoint. A full frequency spectrum of instrumental and electronic timbres -- a memorable precursor to Jan Jelinek's acclaimed Loop Finding Jazz Records (2001).
Haswell, Russell "Respondent" LP (Diagonal) New five-track mini-album. Respondent is influenced by Haswell's formative years when he was exposed to new sounds and ideas but lacked the ability and equipment needed to express himself. Clear vinyl; Edition of 500.
Haydo, Simon "The Illusion of an Alternative Choice" LP (Peder Mannefelt Produktion) The Illusion of an Alternative Choice is the debut album from Stockholm's Simon Haydo. Crack shot, wiry, and killer techno variants composed exclusively using a Korg MS-20. Simon Haydo has previos releases on Studio Barnhaus, Avian, and Hivern.
Marriage + Cancer "s/t" LP (Self Sabotage Records) Rising from the ashes of K Records band Nucular Aminals, vocalist/guitarist Robert Comitz reformed the band under its new moniker, shedding the former's organ grinding & jaunty goth riffs for a heavier approach ranging from the thumping bass of album opener "Command + Comply" to the early-Sonic Youth-esque riffing of "Gound" to the rhythmic expanse of "View From A Cross."
Wei Zhongle "The Operators" CD/LP (Self Sabotage Records) On their latest album, The Operators, Wei Zhongle achieves a natural continuation and a stark departure from their previous output. Gone is the spacious brooding of the band's most outré fare, replaced with a raw and potent funkiness, a radiant optimism, and undeniable ear-worm-ready hooks. It's no less trance-inducing than they've been at their heaviest, but it's a different sort of ecstasy, one marked by deep grooves, sinewy melodies, and frenetic paces.
White, Ralph & Steve Marsh "Two Distinguished Gentlemen" CD/CS (Self Sabotage Records) A slice of New Weird America, "Two Distinguished Gentlemen," rooted in folk & blues, steeped in psychedelia (including an entrancing take on King Crimson's "I Talk To The Wind"), is the electroacoustic melding of two of Austin's long-time idiosyncratic musicians, Ralph White (Bad Livers) and Steve Marsh (Evil Triplet; Terminal Mind; Radarcave). 21st-century troubadours, Ralph and Steve cycle through heartbreak, loss, protest and spiritual renewal.
Friday, February 16th
POP / ROCK
Barnett, Courtney "Nameless, Faceless" 7" (Mom+Pop) Limited single from Barnett's forthcoming album.
Belle & Sebastian "How to Solve Our Human Problems (Part 3)" 12" (Matador) The 3rd and final volume in Belle & Sebastian's EP series.
Belle & Sebastian "How to Solve Our Human Problems (Parts 1-3)" CD/3x12" (Matador) Compiles all three of the recent EPs.
Calexico "The Thread That Keeps Us" LP (Anti) New album from Calexico, their 1st since 2015's "Edge of the Sun" and 14th overall.
Car Seat Headrest "Twin Fantasy" CD/LP (Matador) Vinyl reissue of Car Seat Headrest's 2011 album.
Carlile, Brandi "By The Way, I Forgive You" CD/LP New album from the singer/songwriter.
Charles, Pearl "Sleepless Dreamer" LP (Kanine) Charles has been playing music since she was 5 years old. At 18, she formed country duo The Driftwood Singers with Christian Lee Hutson, singing and playing guitar and autoharp. At 22, she joined garage rock band The Blank Tapes as drummer. After two fun-filled years immersed in the rock and roll lifestyle, she decided it was time to pursue her own songwriting, and began developing the songs that formed 2015's eponymous debut EP. Her music career has been a chronological progression from old time music to 60's garage and psychedelia, and now 70's country rock and 80's soft rock. Drawn to poppy hooks and catchy choruses, Charles draws on what she loves about each era while developing her unique style as a solo artist.
Choir, The "Artifact: The Unreleased Album" CD (Omnivore) Unreleased material from Cleveland legends, whose members would eventually form Raspberries.
Cuckoos, The 's/t" LP (Jiggy Jig) New album from local psych rock group.
Cyrus, Miley "Younger Now" LP (RCA) Vinyl version of Miley's latest.
Django Django "Marble Skies" LP (Domino) Django Django return, exploring new sounds with their third full-length album, Marble Skies. It's a concise and focused album that recalls their dynamic, genre-blurring debut and its handmade, cut-and-paste approach.
I'm With Her "See You Around" CD/LP (Rounder) Full-length debut from I'm with Her, featuring multi-Grammy-Award-winners Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan. Before coming together these artists co-founded seminal bands Nickel Creek and Crooked Still.
Kozelek, Mark and Sean Yeaton "Yellow Kitchen" LP (Caldo Verde) Features music by Sean Yeaton of Parquet Courts and vocals by Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon.
Loma "S/T" Cross Record Shearwater CD/LP (Sub Pop) Loma's enigmatic debut feels beautifully adrift in time and space. It's an album that takes you to a place you've never been, with a rare confidence in the strength of its own vision. Though it was recorded off a dirt road in rural Texas, there's no hint of country here: from the first airy notes of "Who Is Speaking?" to the decaying choir of "Black Willow," Loma create a hypnotic world of their own, where rustling leaves, fuzzed-out basses, panting dogs, prepared pianos, and a wilderness of percussion form a backdrop for Emily Cross's translucent voice. She's a steady, clear-eyed presence throughout, even among the heart-pounding pulses of "Relay Runner", the skittering drums of "Dark Oscillations" and the galloping release of "Joy"; in sparer songs like "Shadow Relief" and the haunting "I Don't Want Children," she's a fearless ally, swimming calmly with you against a powerful undertow. Loma is inviting but also beautifully self-contained, like a dream that stays with you all day. There's something here for lovers of Nina Nastasia or Broadcast, but also Linda Thompson, or The Silver Apples-even early Pink Floyd. But most of all, this arresting and mysterious album marks the arrival of a band whose first steps already feel timeless.
Mudhoney "LiE: Live in Europe" LP (Sub Pop) Recorded live during their 2016 European tour at shows in Germany, Croatia, Sweden, Austria, Norway, and Slovenia LiE is the first unlimited-edition, non-bootleg live Mudhoney album to date.
Ought "Room Inside The World" CD/LP (Merge) New album. White vinyl version is limited-edition, indie-only. Includes 12" x 12" printed insert. Includes coupon for full download. Limited to 1,500 worldwide.
Ride "Tomorrow's Shore" LP (Wichita) Ride once again team up with producer Erol Alkan and mixer Alan Moulder - the duo worked on the band's highly acclaimed 2017 comeback album Weather Diaries - for a new EP which features the band's recent single Pulsar.
Songs Ohia "Travels in Constants" Orange and Blue LP (Temporary Residence Ltd.) Sometime in 2001 - sandwiched between the release of Ghost Tropic and its follow-up, the cryptic classic, Didn't It Rain - Songs: Ohia recorded an EP for Temporary Residence's distance-themed subscription series, Travels In Constants. The untitled EP consisted of a single 18-minute song - performed live by Jason Molina in his living room, recorded directly to 4-track cassette as the sounds of a typical Chicago night bled through the air. Built solely from an acoustic guitar and Molina's familiar melancholy croon, it's a hauntingly intimate track.
Sun Kil Moon "Ghosts of the Great Highway" LP (Rough Trade) Originally released in 2003 on Jetset Records. One time only vinyl re-press of this cult classic. Ghosts continues-- even fine-tunes-- the work Kozelek did with his former band, Red House Painters. These songs are virtuously stoic Americana-- all shimmery guitars, measured tempos, malevolent moods, and wandering melodies. His voice sounds like Neil Young's, especially in the effortlessness with which he hits the high notes then returns to a lower, earthier texture.
Superchunk "What a Time to Be Alive" CD/LP (Merge) Limited-edition, indie-only. Single LP on pink and clear swirl vinyl. Includes 12" x 24" folded poster insert. Includes coupon for full download. Limited to 3,000 worldwide.
Thomas, Robert Earl "Another Age" CD (Captured Tracks) New solo album from Widowspeak member.
US Girls "In a Poem Unlimited" CD/LP (4AD) The sixth studio album from U.S. Girls, the protean musical enterprise of multi-disciplinary artist Meg Remy. A dizzying buffet of live grooves, the 11 songs form a disco Trojan horse for messages of subversion and character studies of women grappling with power.
Vartan, Sylvie "En Ecoutant La Pluie" [Early Singles] LP (Wax Love) Wax Love present En Ecoutant La Pluie, a collection of Sylvie Vartran's first singles. Known for her tough and sultry vocals, Vartran was an early star of the yé-yé scene. Features many French language re-workings of rock and R&B hits from The Isley Brothers to Mel Torme, Paul Anka to Del Shannon.
White, Jim "Waffles, Triangles & Jesus" LP (Joyful Noise) New album from the underground Alt-Country songwriter.
Williams, Marlon "Make Way For Love" CD/LP/Indie-LP (Captured Tracks) New album from Kiwi singer songwriter. White vinyl version available.
RAP & HIP-HOP
2Pac "Strictly 4 My N.*.G.G.A.Z." LP (Interscope) Reissue of this west-coast classic.
Lamar, Kendrick "DAMN. (Collector's Edition)" LP (Aftermath) Collectors double clear vinyl LP pressing with the track list reversed.
Tuxedo w/ Zapp "Shy" 7" (Stones Throw) New single featuring the legendary synth-funk band Zapp.
Dylan, Bob "Greatest Hits" LP (Legacy) Vinyl reissue.
Joplin, Janis "Little Girl Blue: Early California Sessions" LP (Wax Love) Very early 1962 recordings featuring a very young Janis Joplin. Live recordings from the Folk Theatre in San Jose, 1962, and the Coffee Gallery in San Francisco, 1962. Features Steve Talbot.
Mayall, John & the Blues Breakers "Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton" LP (Sundazed) Mono reissue from the pristine U.K. mono masters, with complete original artwork and photos.
Strawberry Alarm Clock "Incense and Peppermints" (Blotter Blue Vinyl) LP (Sundazed) Reissue of this 1967 psych classic.
Hopkins, Lightnin "s/t" LP (Wax Love) Reissue of this classic from 1959.
Cash, Johnny "With His Hot & Blue Guitar" LP (Wax Love) Reissue of Johnny Cash's classic 1957 debut.
Drake, Pete "The Fabulous Steel Guitar Sound" LP (Modern Harmonic) Pete Drake began his career on the steel guitar at the age of 18 and quickly gained a reputation as one of the top country instrumentalists in Atlanta, Georgia. Moving to Nashville in 1959, Drake backed Audrey Williams, Marty Robbins, and Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper on the road before jumping into session work. Drakes reputation as an instrumentalist continued to grow throughout the 1960s with high profile work on scores of country records as well as on albums by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Drake also stepped forward as a technical innovator through his invention of the talk box, a device that simulated human speech through a steel or electric guitar, later used by Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, Roger Troutman, and Jeff Beck. In 1962, Drake cut his first album of instrumentals, The Fabulous Steel Guitar Sound of Pete Drake, at Stardays Madison, Tennessee studio, writing a dozen original tunes for the album, ranging from the playful swing of For Petes Sake to the honky tonk shuffle of Loves Ive Known to the hip jazz menace of The Spook, and on through the hillbilly cosmic in the album closer, Galaxie, in which Drake trades licks with steel guitar legend, Little Roy Wiggins. Mastered from the original analog mono reels and pressed on red vinyl, Modern Harmonic brings this essential U.S. steel from Nashville to your record collection.
Sarah Louise "Field Guide" LP (Scissor Tail Editions) This is a vinyl reissue of the quickly sold-out cassette by North Carolina based 12-string guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Louise. Field Guide is her first solo record before releasing a solo record on VDSQ and her debut duo album with Sally Anne Morgan (Black Twig Pickers) as House And Land on Thrill Jockey.
Atlas "Breeze" LP (Studio Mule) Studio Mule present a reissue of Breeze, originally released in 1987. One of the best and most complex Japanese jazz fusion albums. 1987's Breeze was recorded by Hiroyuki Namba, Eiji Kawamura, and Toshiro Imaizumi's band Atlas. Balearic moods, breezy mellow tunes, and sunny samba fusion with moments reminiscent of Holger Czukay and the catalogs of International Feel and ECM.
Garcia, Dick "A Message From Dick Garcia" (LIGHT BLUE TRANSLUCENT VINYL) LP (Modern Harmonic) Reissue of jazz guitar obscurity on light blue translucent vinyl.
Kessel, Barney "Live At The Jazz Mill 1954, Vol. 2" LP (Modern Harmonic) Archival recordings of this 50s jazz guitarist on blue vinyl.
PSYCHEDELIC & PROGRESSIVE ROCK
Fuji-Yuki "Orient" LP (Bam Balam) Fuji-Yuki is a Japanese female vocalist known as a member of the ethereal drone pop duo Sarry. Her unusual vocal stylings are influenced by Buddhist ritual music, krautrock, and noise music. For fans of Djong Yun (Popol Vuh) and Lisa Gerrard. Edition of 200.
Marillion "FEAR" CD (earMUSIC) New album from the long-running neo-prog group.
Tyndall "Sonnenlicht" LP (Bureau B) Reissue of Tyndall's debut album, originally released in 1980 on Sky Records. The two electronic sonic inventors Jürgen Krehan and Rudolf Langer founded Tyndall in the year 1980. They created free and easy electronic music in the style of the Berlin School (Berliner Schule). Tyndall owned the very first CR-78 drum computer in Germany which is featured here. The duo also deployed several semi-modular Roland System synthesizers, a Hohner String Melody String Machine, and electric pianos. Sonic explorations and sweet melodies spread out over octave basses, delays, and arpeggio patterns.
Tyndall "Traumland" LP (Bureau B) Reissue of Tyndall's second album, originally released in 1981 on Sky Records. Tyndall wove synth pop, repetitive bass patterns, laminar sounds, and carefree melodies into a unique amalgam of the Düsseldorf and Berlin Schools on their second album. Armed with an impressive array of analog synthesizers, the most notable synth on Traumland is Roland's System 100.
v/a "Guitar Mood" LP - First ever repress of the most mystical collection of rare and moody, early 1960's guitar instrumentals from around the world! Features 16 tracks of pure instrumental delight and strangeness from Takeshi Terauchi & His Blue Jeans (Japan), Los Relampagos (Spain), Les Guitares (France), The Tronics (US), Les Frangins (Belgium), The Jokers (Belgian), Electric Johnny & His Skyrockets (Holland) and Timebreakers (Holland & Java).
Dark Funeral "Where Shadows Forever Reign" CD (Century Media) New album from the long-running black metal group.
Heavatar "Opus II - The Annihilation" CD (earMUSIC) New album from the German power metal group.
Jotunspor "Gleipnirs Smeder" CD (Cold Spring Records) King Ov Hell (Gorgoroth, Sahg, God Seed) and Kvitrafn (aka Einar Selvik of Wardruna, Skuggsjá, Gorgoroth) teamed up and formed Jotunspor. Gleipnirs Smeder binds grim and primitive black metal together with elements of noisy dark-ambient.
Loudness "Rise to Glory" CD (earMUSIC) New album from the Japanese heavy metal group, their 30th full-length.
Testament "Demonic" LP (Nuclear Blast) Reissue of Testament's 1997 album on white vinyl.
Testament "First Strike Still Deadly" + 7" LP (Nuclear Blast) Reissue of their 2001 album.
Testament "The Gathering" LP (Nuclear Blast) Reissue of Testament's 1999 album on yellow vinyl.
Screeching Weasel "Wiggle" LP Reissue of their 1993 album.
Shudder to Think "Ten Spot" LP (Dischord) Reissue of their second full-length album, originally released in 1990.
Skids "Burning Cities" LP (Nobad) Four decades after they formed in the white-hot summer of 1977 The Skids are back with their 5th album.
SOUL, FUNK & R&B
Orquesta Akokan "Mambo Rapidito b/w Un Tabaco Para Elegua" 7" (Daptone) New 7" on Daptone.
I-Robots "I-Robots Presents Phantom Records" LP (Mondo Groove) Mondo Groove celebrates Italo-disco in fine style with the most important tunes from the legendary Phantom Records. I-Robots, a true connoisseur of the genre, hailing from the Piedmont area of Italy, curated and carefully selected the tracks on this compilation. The eleven-track collection features originals and rarities, officially repressed here for the first time, and two tracks re-edited by I-Robots. Features Roberto Carlotto, Roberto Ferracin's Music One, The One "O" One's, and Don Bernini.
Jah Stitch "Watch Your Step Youthman" LP (Radiation Roots) Reissue, originally released in 1977. After cutting his teeth on Tipper Tone, Melbourne James, aka Jah Stitch, was shot in the face at point-blank range, his miraculous survival immortalized in the Bunny Lee-produced hit, "No Dread Can Dead". Watch Your Step Youthman was the follow-up set released by Bunny in 1977, and again places Jah Stitch's understated Rasta-oriented chanting over a set of rock-hard Aggrovators rhythms. Recorded with Johnny Clarke, John Holt, Derrick Morgan, and others.
Judge Dread "Dreadmania (It's All in the Mind)" LP (Radiation Roots) Reissue, originally released in 1972. The very first album from Judge Dread (Alexander Hughes), the Brixtonite who previously served as a club bouncer, wrestler, bodyguard, DJ, and debt collector for Trojan Records. Dread wrapped his rude lyrics within perfect reggae backdrops, with many of his songs built around classic Jamaican rhythms, adding further authenticity to his sound. Includes Chuck Berry hit "Ding A Ling", "Big Six", and "Donkey Dick". A confirmed ska and skinhead reggae classic.
Ozo "Anambra" 12" (Isle of Jura) Reissue of this obscure dub/nyabinghi 12".
Perry, Lee "Scratch" "Black Ark Classic Songs" LP (Ariwa) Classic Lee Perry tracks given the Mad Professor treatment.
Wilson, Delroy "Worth Your Weight In Gold" LP (Radiation Roots) Radiation Roots present a reissue of Delroy Wilson's Worth Your Weight In Gold, originally released in 1984. Six tracks from one of Jamaica's best loved vocalists recorded at Channel One and produced by Augustus "Gussie" Clarke. Features the unbeatable drums and bass of Sly And Robbie.
COMPOSERS / LIBRARY MUSIC / NEW AGE
Popoli, Tiziano & Marco Dalpane "Scorie" LP (Soave) Official reissue of Scorie, Tiziano Popoli and Marco Dalpane's minimal wonder from 1985. Scorie falls among the strange and definition resistant artifacts of Italy's remarkable avant-garde music scene of the '70s and '80s. A melodic realm, almost entirely constructed through the use of synthesizers, with subtle interventions of electronic rhythm generators. Scorie bridges the metronomic territories explored by Terry Riley and Steve Reich and the drifting harmonics of new age, with the moodiness of new wave and the adventurous spirit of the avant-garde. Comes on color vinyl. Includes insert and CD.
Luka Productions "Fasokan" LP (Sahel Sounds) Bamako-based composer Luka Productions delves into avant-griot, transforming ancient music into the 21st century. Lush and hypnotic dreamscapes combine traditional instrumentation with sweeping electronics, field recordings, and soothing affirmations. Easily one of the most left-field recordings to ever come out of Mali.
O'Connor, Sister Irene "Fire of God's Love" LP (Wyrd War) Wyrd War has reignited Sister Irene O'Connor's mystical hymns of devotion and delivered them from the outposts of obscurity to be enjoyed once again on vinyl! Recorded by nuns Sister O'Connor and Sister Marimil Lobregat on electric organ, piano, guitar and heavy doses of reverb in 1973 at the Catholic Radio and Television Centre in Sydney, Australia, Fire of God's Love is a haunting musical communion teetering somewhere between Hildegard von Bingen and The Space Lady...on the hills of Meggido!
Isorinne "Speechless Malison" LP (Northern Electronics) There is an intricate sorrow to Isorinne's new album, 'Speechless Malison.' Though broadly melodic, it feels exhausted rather than restrained; though rippling with a pulse, the rhythmic passages are sparse, their measured source a great distance away. Building on last year's cassette, 'Echoic Memoir,' 'Speechless Malison' takes greater and emotive strides, however brittle the path.
Muslimgauze "Mullah Said" 2xLP (Staalplaat) First vinyl edition, originally released on CD in 1998. The six lengthy tracks on Mullah Said are based on hypnotic and somewhat menacing grooves: a repetitive dub bass beat, waves of Middle Eastern strings and voices, layers of building hand percussion. Edition of 500.
Psychic TV "Kondole / Dead Cat" 2CD BOX+DVD (Cold Spring Records) Cold Spring Records present Kondole / Dead Cat, a double CD and DVD collection. The first CD features the complete, long version of "Dead Cat". The second CD contains three tracks: "Thee Whale", the soundtrack to an unmade 23-minute film called Kondole (Thee Whale), "Thee Shadow Creatures" recorded in 1993, and a short version of "Dead Cat". The DVD includes the rare film Dead Cat, featuring Derek Jarman, Andrew Tiernan, and Genesis P-Orridge.
Answer Code Request "Gens" 2xLP (Ostgut Ton ) Answer Code Request returns with his sophomore album Gens on Ostgut Ton, entering darker but equally bass-heavy territory. A.C.R. continues to offer an alternative, bass-heavy, and groove-based path forward for techno -- one that both challenges listeners and leads them through a sonic narrative.
Bana Haffar "Matiere" 12" (Make Noise Records) Bana Haffar is a West Coast electronic musician who explores live analogue performance. Her second release hosts two extended modular compositions.
De Babalon, Christoph "If You're Into It, I'm Out of It" 2xLP (Cross Fade Enter Tainment) The first ever vinyl reissue of Christoph De Babalon's debut album, originally released in 1997. A key member of Germany's mutant splinter cells who fused UK rave music with more experimental, Teutonic techno, ambient, and hardedge politics to brutal effect during the mid-late '90s. Edition of 700.
Everything Is Recorded "Everything is Recorded By Richard Russell" CD/LP (XL Recordings) New collaborative artist project from XL Recordings head Richard Russell. With Russell at the helm, his west London studio "The Copper House" had become (and continues to be) a creative second home for a revolving cast of vocalists and musicians who passed through to write, record and share ideas, mixing traditional recording sessions with extended, uninhibited live jams. Features Sampha, Ibeyi, Damon Albarn, Kamasi Washington, Mark Ronson, Owen Pallet, Peter Gabriel and more.
Hood, Robert "Paradygm Shift" 2x12" (Dekmantel) Compilation of the minimal techno producer's Paradygm Shift EP series.
Ingleton Falls "Champagne in Mozambique" LP (Isle of Jura) Vinyl reissue, originally released in 1991 as a run of 100 self-distributed cassette tapes. Incorporates ambient, dub, house and balearic styles. Comprised of Andy Eardley (:zoviet*france:) & Andy Seymour (Horizon 222), this electronic project resulted from a love of Dub Syndicate, African Headcharge, Gary Clail, The Orb and The KLF.
Schwarz, Mattes "I Don't Know" 12" (Magazine) New 12" from experienced Cologne DJ.
Ghostwriter "String Noise & Dust" LP (End of the West records) New release from local Alt-Country group.
OST "Camille 2000" by Piero Piccioni LP (Blind Faith) Never before published on vinyl, Camille 2000 was carefully transferred from the original masters and embellished with several unpublished alternative takes and fragments.
Wire #409 March 2018 - Jandek on the cover (the first official interview!), plus Russell Haswell invisible jukebox, bits on Roly Porter and much more.
Friday, February 9th
POP / ROCK
Arcade Fire "Creature Comfort" 12" (Legacy) White vinyl 12" single from their 2017 album Everything Now.
Astor, Pete "One For The Ghost" LP+CD (Tapete) Ex-leader of Creation Records' favorites The Loft and The Weather Prophets, Pete Astor mines timeless guitar pop to frame wry lyrical insights and melodic hooks. Features James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Proper Ornaments, Veronica Falls), Franic Rozycki and Jonny Helm (The Wave Pictures), and Pam Berry (Withered Hand, Black Tambourine).
Baraz, Alina & Galimatias "Urban Flora" LP (Mom + Pop) Joint EP from R&B singer Alina Baraz and Danish electronic producer Galimatias.
Bat Fangs "s/t" LP (Don Giovanni) NC/DC superghouls Bat Fangs pick up where Roky & the Aliens blasted off -- cranking acid-soaked '80s hard rock for the living and the dead. Making heady heavy music for third eyes and stiff upper lips, Betsy Wright (Ex Hex) shreds 'n' howls over Laura King's (Fleshwounds, The Moaners) deep-thunder drums.
Butterfly Child "Onomatopoeia" LP (Dell'Orso) Reissue of their debut, originally released in 1993. The first album by Belfast native Joe Cassidy's Butterfly Child was recorded in a couple of weeks with the help of longtime friend and collaborator Gary McKendry of the now infamous Papa Sprain. Gleefully using a shoestring budget that felt like a one-million dollar advance, Cassidy and McKendry bought an 8-track tape machine, a cheap drum machine, an even cheaper reverb unit, a secondhand synthesizer, and a bunch of tea.
Dashboard Confessional "Crooked Shadows" CD (Atlantic) 2018 release, the first album in over eight years from the alt-rock band.
Fallon, Brian "Sleepwalkers" - Deluxe vinyl edition of the new solo album from singer/songwriter and member of The Gaslight Anthem.
Franz Ferdinard "Always Ascending" CD/LP (Domino) New album from Franz Ferdinand, their first since 2015's collaboration with Sparks, "FFS".
Gary War "Gaz Forth" LP (Feeding Tube) The first new Gary War LP in over five years. Since returning to Massachusetts from New Zealand, Greg has popped up in the psych duo Dalthom (with Sunburned's Rob Thomas), and even played with the legendary Bobb Trimble on a live Burger cassette. Left-field pop amalgamations, bubble-psych, and futurist space squeedle. Edition of 300.
Hovvdy "Cranberry" CD/LP/CS (Double Double Whammy) Based in Austin, Texas, Hovvdy (pronounced "howdy") is the writing and recording project of Charlie Martin and Will Taylor. The duo bonded over a love for quiet music. Hovvdy has found a unique identity in rhythmic, down-tempo pop songs that are hopeful, yet melancholy; relatable, yet distinguishable.
Jay Som "Everybody Works" CS (Polyvinyl) On her first proper album as Jay Som, Melina Duterte, 22, solidifies her rep as a self-made force of sonic splendor and emotional might. If last year's aptly named Turn Into compilation showcased a fuzz-loving artist in flux-chronicling her mission to master bedroom recording-then the rising Oakland star's latest, Everybody Works, is the LP equivalent of mission accomplished.
Jay Som "Pirouette" 7" (Polyvinyl) Two never-before-released songs recorded during the same sessions as Jay Som's breakout debut Everybody Works.
Khruangbin "The Universe Smiles Upon You" LP (Night Time Stories) Back in Stock!
Kusworth, Dave & the Tenderhooks "Monkeys Choice" LP (Troubadour) Compilation of tracks from this Jacobites/Nikki Sudden-affiliated group.
Laughing Hyenas "Merry Go Round" LP (Third Man Records) Vinyl reissue of this 1987 release from the American garage rock band. Includes bonus tracks. Laughing Hyenas formed in 1985 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The original lineup consisted of vocalist John Brannon (previously of Negative Approach), guitarist Larissa Strickland (aka Larissa Stolarchuk, previously of L-Seven), drummer Jim Kimball and bassist Kevin Strickland (aka Kevin Munro).
Laughing Hyenas "You Can't Pray a Lie" LP (Third Man Records) Reissue of their 1989 album.
MGMT "Little Dark Age" CD/LP (Columbia) After two albums of wilfully awkward music seemingly designed to lose them fans, the duo return with some unironically gorgeous melodies and a dash of hallucinogenic weirdness.
Palm "Rock Island" CD/LP (Carpark) New album from the contemporary Math Rock group. Indie-exclusive blue vinyl.
Shovels & Rope "Busted Jukebox: Volume 2" LP (New West Records) Volume two of Shovels & Rope's collaborative series. Features Brandi Carlile, Rhett Miller, John Moreland, Hayes Carll, and more.
Son Lux "Brighter Wounds" LP ( City Slang) Latest album from art-pop trio Son Lux. Indie-exclusive pink vinyl.
Sudden, Nikki and Rowland S. Howard "Johnny Smiled Slowly" LP (Bang! Records) An absolutely killer recording of Nikki Sudden with Rowland S. Howard, where they perform only songs of The Jacobites. An extreme mix of beauty and distortion by two legends of rock n' roll performed back in 1987. 150 gram vinyl; Edition of 500.
Twain "Rare Feeling" LP (Keeled Scales) New album from this member of The Low Anthem.
Twin Peaks "Sweet '17 Singles" LP (Grand Jury) Compilation of singles released in 2017 by the indie rock group.
White, Jack "Connected By Love" 7" (Third Man Records) New single from Jack White featuring songs which will appear on his next album, Boarding House Reach.
Wild Child "Expectations" CD/LP (Dualtone Music) New album from Austin indie-pop band.
Wombats, The "Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life" CD (Kobalt) New album from the UK indie pop group.
RAP & HIP-HOP
Yung Lean "Stranger" 2LP (Year0001) Double vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release. Stranger is the next chapter in the forever unpredictable saga of Swedish innovator Yung Lean. Stranger further charts Yung Lean's evolution from polarizing viral sensation to pioneering mainstay in modern hip-hop and electronic music.
v/a "Black Panther: The Album" CD (UMVD) Kendrick Lamar, TDE CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith, and director Ryan Coogler put their heads together for this album of music from and inspired by Black Panther. Along with TDE stars SZA, ScHoolBoy Q, and Jay Rock, the trio pulled artists from across the hip-hop spectrum. Future, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, and Vince Staples mingle with Sacramento spitter Mozzy and Bay Area crew SOB X RBE. The Weeknd, Jorja Smith, and Khalid represent R&B's shining guard. And Kendrick destroys the five songs he's featured on. Marrying sound and vision, a movement and a movie, Black Panther taps into Kendrick's and T'Challa's revolutionary spirit.
Hillman, Chris "The Asylum Years" CD (Omnivore) Chris Hillman co-founded some of the most classic, seminal, groundbreaking acts of the '60s and '70s including The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, and The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band. Hot on the heels of his 2017 album (produced by Tom Petty), The Asylum Years presents both of Hillman's '70s solo albums on one CD.
Toto "40 Trips Around the Sun" CD/2xLP LP (Legacy) Double vinyl LP pressing. 2018 collection from the AOR/melodic rock maestros.
PSYCHEDELIC & PROGRESSIVE ROCK
Nazgul, The "s/t" LP (Mental Experience) Lost-in-time kosmische/kraut/avant-garde artifact produced by Toby Robinson, aka The Mad Twiddler, circa 1975 for his private Pyramid label. Tolkien-inspired dark ambient soundscapes.
Pinhas, Richard "Rhizosphere" LP (Bureau B) Reissue of album originally released in 1977. Following five albums with his band Heldon, Pinhas released his first solo record Rhizosphere. Backed by Heldon's congenial drummer François Auger but no longer bound by the group dynamic, he explores his freshly purchased Moog modular system in search of new sounds. Pinhas adopted the album title from a book about arithmetic by Gilles Deleuze.
Schwinger, Silke and Fatty George "Trip" LP (Digatone) Digatone present the first official reissue of Fatty George Und Silke Schwinger's Trip the long lost and extremely rare Austrian hippie-rock/jazz/funk opera score from 1971. Originally released in 1972 by Telefunken in Germany. With electric guitar, flute, organ, and sitar, the LP combines funk, pop, psychedelia, acid jazz, and gospel.
St, John, Powell "Sultan Of Psychedelia" LP (Friends & Family) Archival recordings of pure rootsy psychedelia by the obscure but iconic 1960's Austin, Texas musician/songwriter who not only wrote the timeless rock classic 'Bye, Bye Baby,' but also four songs on the legendary first two 13th Floor Elevator albums. The twelve songs on this, the first ever vinyl album of Powell's music, are a mesmerizing mix of psychedelia with basic blues influences, soulful harmonica, brilliant electric guitar that fuses trembling vibrato, effects and fuzz, some "Elevators type" jug and even some Spanish influence on at least one song.
Baphomet "Dead Shall Inherit the Earth" LP (Peaceville) Reissue of the 1992 debut album from NYDM group.
Eyehategod "Southern Discomfort" LP (Backbite) Reissue of rarities collection originally released in 2000.
Fu Manchu "Clone of the Universe" LP (At The Dojo) Twelfth full-length from the long-running Stoner Metal group.
Genocide Pact "Order of Torment" CD/LP (Relapse) Sophomore release from US death metal group.
Lacuna Coil "Karmacode" LP (Century Media) Reissue of the 2006 album from alt-metal group Lacuna Coil.
Marduk "Plague Angel" LP (Century Media) Reissue of the black metal group's 2004 album.
Marduk "Warschau" 2xLP LP (Century Media) Reissue of their 2005 live album.
Green Child, The "s/t" LP (Upset the Rhythm) The Green Child is the long distance musical collaboration of Mikey Young (Total Control) and Raven Mahon (Grass Widow), who met in 2013. Their self-titled debut album is the culmination of few years of putting ideas together internationally and periodically recording in Mikey's home studio. Broadly retro-futuristic in scope, verdant acres of lushly evocative synthesizers and blippy drum machines underpin most of their upbeat yet decidedly uncanny songs. Twisting melody lines swirl and envelop like a sandstorm, whilst Raven coolly projects on a "solitary man" lost to "green oblivion".
Night Loner "Zine Box" CS
Offspring, The "s/t" LP (Craft Recordings) Vinyl reissue of the debut album from the pop punk group, originally released in 1989 then reissued by Epitaph records in 1995.
Ramones "Leave Home" LP (Rhino) Remastered reissue of their 2nd album.
Ramones "Rocket To Russia" LP (Rhino) Remastered reissue of their 3rd album.
Ramones "s/t" LP (Rhino) Remastered reissue of their debut.
Structure "s/t" LP (Harbinger Sound) On their debut, the Brighton-based trio Structure deliver jagged lines on a cold steel frame of tense dense discontent to vandalize your dirty mind. Members have previously served time in bands including DiE, Men Oh Pause, and Splintered. Structure draw inspiration from Pink Flag-era Wire (1977), X, and Crisis.
Suicidal Tendencies "Lights Camera Revolution" LP (Music on Vinyl) Reissue of their fifth album, originally released in 1990.
SOUL, FUNK & R&B
Simone, Nina "Mood Indigo: 2LP The Complete Bethlehem Singles" LP (Bethlehem Records)
Simone, Nina "Mood Indigo: 2LP The Complete Bethlehem Singles" (Bonus Version) LP (Bethlehem Records) Nina Simone's legendary early recordings Including My Baby Just Cares For Me,' Porgy (I Loves You Porgy),' Love Me Or Leave Me,' & Mood Indigo'. Expanded version includes replica 7".
Madfilth "s/t" LP (Cache Cache) Reissue of album originally released in 1980. From the pumping heart of the Magnetic System comes the "dirtiest" Da-Da-dancefloor anti-jams with this lost 1979 blueprint of Italian conceptual cosmic disco played by the cream of the Goblin studio band. The flamboyant rhythm rants and vari-speed osric slop of alt-comedic sarcy-satirist Alberto Macaro combined with the Magnetic System maestros Franco Bixio and Vince Tempera to create eight-musical diamanté discoids. An early prototype of cosmic disco cum Italo space funk that simultaneously harbors Dada hat stand satire with a junkshop glam aesthetic. Combines the skills of overqualified composers with undercooked conceptual mind farts.
RAH Band "Going Up" LP (Espacial Discos) Espacial Discos present the first ever vinyl reissue of RAH Band's second album Going Up, originally released in 1983. The RAH Band was the brainchild of legendary English producer and arranger Richard Hewson. Going Up sees Richard play most of the instruments himself, but he's also helped by several drummers, a brass section, and the sweet vocals of his wife Liz Hewson. A sought-after synth-pop/cosmic disco/funk/boogie album.
v/a "Midnight in Tokyo Vol. 1" 2xLP (Studio Mule) The first release on Mule Musiq's new label Studio Mule is Midnight In Tokyo Vol. 1, a compilation of Japanese disco, boogie, and soul music. Features Nobuyuki Shimizu, Hitomi Tohyama, Eri Ohno, Shoody, and more.
v/a "Roots Of Salsa Volume 2: Classic Latin Tunes Become Salsa Hits" LP (Grosso! Recordings) DJ Bongohead digs deep into the Afro-Antillean songbook from the golden period of Latin music to unearth older (often definitive) renditions of tunes that would later be covered by the next succeeding waves of salseros.
Knowledge "Hail Dread" LP (Kingston Sounds) Kingston Sounds present a reissue of Knowledge's debut album Hail Dread, originally released in 1978. Knowledge and Tapper Zukie's stories intertwined through their location in the Rema area of Kingston. The band released many of their early singles on Tapper's Stars imprint and he helped the band get a deal with A&M, making them the first reggae band to be signed to the label. Produced by Zukie, Hail Dread would be Knowledge's only release on A&M. One of roots reggae's classic '70s releases -- Hail Dread shows both the group and Zukie at the height of their powers.
COMPOSERS / LIBRARY MUSIC / NEW AGE
Frahm, Nils "All Melody" LP (Erased Tapes ) 7th studio album from the young German composer.
I Marc 4 "Nelson Psychout: Original Italian Library Music From The Vaults Of Nelson Records" LP (Vampi Soul) Original Italian library music from the vaults of Nelson Records, recorded by I Marc 4 between 1970 and 1976. Paramount to the New Italian Library Sound, I Marc 4 recorded 20 albums from 1970 to 1980 and collaborated with the great masters of Italian soundtracks of the '60s and '70s, especially with Armando Trovajoli.
Lasry-Baschet "Les Nouvelles Structures Sonores" 7" (Cacophonic) Groundbreaking three-track 7" EP -- the very first aural glimpse of the future of progressive Europe at the hands of physical sound sculptures glaring in the face of premature technology. The Lasry-Baschet unison united husband and wife Jacques and Yvonne Lasry plus their son Teddy (later creating Magma with Christian Vander) and hard material sculptors François and Bernard Baschet (later working with William Klein). Promoting "Instruments Non-électroniques", Lasry-Baschet's humanistic music later sparked the imagination of Jean Cocteau which led to installations at the Museum Of Modern Art, which then led to a shift how way people approached experimental melodic music.
Assis Brasil, Victor "Esperanto" LP (Far Out Recordings) Reissue of Brazilian jazz saxophonist Victor Assis Brasil's Esperanto, originally released in 1976. Esperanto consists of five deep jazz cuts: original compositions except for a heavy-swinging Latin-jazz cover of Jimmy Heath's "Ginger Bread Boy", alongside moments of wild frenetic jazz and more melancholic compositions. Features a track previously unreleased on vinyl, "Children". Remastered from the original 2" tapes. 180 gram vinyl.
Assis Brasil, Victor "Esperanto / Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim" CD (Far Out Recordings) Two albums from Brazilian jazz saxophonist Victor Assis Brasil: Esperanto, originally released in 1976, and Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim, originally released in 1970. Includes two bonus tracks: previously unreleased alternative versions of "Marilia" and "Ao Amigo Quartin".
Mendes, Junior "Copacabana Sadia" LP (Athens Of The North) Luiz Mendes Jr or "Junior Mendes" was a ubiquitous figure in the Brazilian Soul / Funk scene of the 70s and early 80s, contributing to compositions for bands such as Banda Black Rio , Tim Maia, Sandra de Sá and many more.
Rahman, A.R. "The Essential A.R. Rahman" 2xLP LP (SMG) Collection of tracks from the Indian Filmi composer.
v/a "Horn Ok Please: Road to Bollywood" LP (SMG) New compilation of Bollywood hits.
Jean Paul "El Troglodita" "Vudu" LP (Vinilisssimo) Reissue, originally released in 1973. Enrique Tellería (aka Jean Paul) was nicknamed "El Troglodita" (The Caveman) due to his wild performances in his native Peru. Vudú, his second LP, with plenty of wah wah and fuzz effects, is hard psych meets Latin funk, with a sophisticated, soulful brass section topped by Jean Paul's masterfully erratic voice.
Mehanna, Hany "The Miracle of the Seven Dances" LP (Radio Martiko) Radio Martiko present a reissue of Hany Mehanna's The Miracles Of The Seven Dances, originally released in 1973. A belly dance holy-grail from the organ king of Cairo. Traditional rhythms with spaced-out modern sounds; Hypnotic organ grooves, psychedelic guitars, mystic strings, and haunting percussion.
Salm "Salm: Gaelic Psalms from the Hebrides of Scotland, Volume One" LP (Arc Light Editions) The recordings of Gaelic Psalm singing presented in Salm: Gaelic Psalms from the Hebrides of Scotland are among the best ever captured. They document a living tradition, a form of religious singing from the Hebrides in Scotland, which is still practiced in Lewis. In Gaelic psalm singing, a precentor leads, and from here voices follow, moving together in great swells like the murmurations of birds. The singing recorded here was spontaneous and totally unrehearsed. Recorded over two evenings in the Back Free Church on the Isle of Lewis in October 2003. Presented on vinyl for the first time here by Arc Light Editions.
Ceramic Hobs "Black Pool Legacy" LP (Harbinger Sound) Black Pool Legacy is a double-LP retrospective of the North of England's most unique, overlooked, and long-lasting underground band The Ceramic Hobs. The retrospective spans 25 years of recordings, with tracks taken from numerous releases carefully selected and sequenced by Philip Best (Consumer Electronics). The Ceramic Hobs make The Fall look as stable as U2 and the Butthole Surfers as mainstream as R.E.M..
Étant Donnés w/ Michael Gira "Offenbarung Und Untergang" LP (Munster) Munster Records present a reissue of this 1999 collaboration between Etant Donnés (Eric and Marc Hurtado) and Michael Gira (Swans). Features Mark Cunningham (Mars) and Saba Komossa (Delkom). The Hurtado brothers create a fittingly eerie, somber, and desolate soundscape as backdrop to Michael Gira's reading and singing (in German) of Georg Trakl's equally somber poetic text from 1914. The music is filled with drones, noise, rumblings, bits of percussion, Gira's deep and entrancing voice, Komossa's sensual interventions, and Cunningham's martial trumpet.
German Army "More Bitter Fruit" LP (Discrepant) South Californian dons of occult electronics, German Army return to Discrepant with their first solo vinyl LP outing for the label. Taking the events described in the 1982 book More Bitter Fruit, the CIA coup in Guatemala in 1954, the duo eloquently translates this textbook case of bullying relationship between the United States and the Third World. The San Bernadino duo go deep in the Guatemala jungle through their trademark use of guitars and electronics drenched in echo and reverb of times past. Edition of 300.
Kanker Kommando "Low Tech 1982-88" LP (Harbinger Sound) Kanker Kommando's Low Tech 1982-1988 is a retrospective that shines a light on one of Belgium's best kept secrets. Compiles both released and previously unreleased material from the eighties. Influenced by English post-punkers Swell Maps, Kanker Kommando made experimental music on primitive electronics.
Prurient "Rainbow Mirror" 7xLP LP (Hospital Productions) Prurient announces Rainbow Mirror, in addition to the vinyl reissue of Buddha Strangled In Vines (1997), released as a seven-LP box set here on Hospital Productions, to coincide with 20th anniversary of the project. Rainbow Mirror is a release exceeding three hours in length, consisting of new material that delves into the glacial, meditative, and ambient side of Prurient creating an epic of pure "Doom Electronics". For this exhausting work, Dominick Fernow called upon Matt Folden (Dual Action) and Jim Mroz (Lussuria) to form the trio. The cover art for Rainbow Mirror is the first collage created in the pre-recording era of Prurient. Comes housed in a debossed box with tip-on cover; Includes individual printed jackets for each LP, large format two-sided poster, and download code.
Vainio, Mika, Ryoji Ikeda & Alva Noto "Live 2002" CD/LP (Noton) The only known recording of the trio, as far as we're aware, Live 2002 documents three visionary artists in seamless, indivisible collaboration segueing from sublime drone darkness (Movements 1) thru what sounds like a massive computer server centre playing dancehall (Movements 2 + 4), to fiercely dense electro dynamics (Movements 6) and passages of purest, rolling techno pressure (Movements 8), intercut with bodiless, beatless electronic frequency massages.
Bonobo "Animal Magic" LP (Tru Thoughts) Reissue of downtempo producer Bonobo's 2000 debut.
Bonobo "Dial 'M' For Monkey" LP (Ninja Tune) Reissue of the 2nd album from downtempo producer, originally released in 2003.
Lachane "s/t" CS Holodeck Hailing out of Austin, abstract pop duo Lachane makes an exquisite Holodeck debut with their self-titled cassette. Lachane's unique use of industrial trap beats and chopped & screwed vocals offers a fresh take on contemporary electronic music. Lead by producer and singer Melissa Cha, Lachane rejects all things upbeat in favor of drudging, half-time rhythms and slowly melting synth and guitar tones. Lachane's songwriting embraces hopelessness as a method of expressing beauty and has found a compelling union of ominous mood and dense texture.
OST "Fuga Dal Bronx (Escape From The Bronx" by Francesco De Masi LP (Death Waltz) Fuga Dal Bronx (also known as Escape from The Bronx) is one of Director Enzo G. Castellari's crowning achievements. It's part of his low budget Mad Max-inspired trilogy that started with 1990: The Bronx Warriors and I Nuovi Barbari. Fuga, though, is the jewel in that particular crown, and is so over the top it makes Mad Max 2 seem like a Disney film. His score veers from tense, smokey, jazz-inspired moodiness to full on rousing funk action, masterfully composed and beautifully orchestrated. It's another essential Italian score that deserves to be in your collection.
OST "Iron Fist" by Trevor Morris feat. Anderson Paak LP (Mondo) Soundtrack to the Netflix original series.
OST "Jaws" by John Williams LP (Mondo) One of the finest achievements in film music and quite possibly the most iconic score of all time, John Williams' score to JAWS is absolutely essential for soundtrack collectors.
OST "Les Shadoks" by Robert Cohen-Solal LP (We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want) Complete soundtrack of cult French animated TV series Les Shadoks (1968-1974) by Robert Cohen-Solal, available for the first time ever in its entirety. Electro-acoustic pioneer and eminent member of the illustrious GRM, Robert Cohen-Solal has explored music and sound alongside luminaries such as Bernard Parmegiani, Pierre Henry, Luc Ferrari, and Iannis Xenakis. A fascinating and bizarre collage of wacky electro pop (à la Jean-Jacques Perrey), drones, musique concrète, classical, and dadaist sound experiments.
OST "Mother 2 (1994)" by Hirokazu Tanaka & Keiichi Suzuki LP (Ships To Shore) For the first time ever on vinyl, Hirokazu Tanaka & Keiichi Suzuki's original soundtrack to the 1994 Super Famicom classic MOTHER 2. Released as EarthBound in the West, the game is revered as one of the most offbeat and memorable RPGs. Citing influence from artists such as Brian Wilson, Frank Zappa and John Lennon, Suzuki and Tanaka created a diverse soundscape quite unlike anything that came before it.
OST "Sonic Adventure 2" by Takashi Iizuka & Jun Senoue 2LP (Brave Wave)
OST "Sonic Adventure" by Takashi Iizuka & Jun Senoue 2LP (Brave Wave) Features a selection of the games' best tracks remastered especially for vinyl and handpicked by Sonic Adventure series Lead Composer and Sound Director Jun Senoue and the team. Originally released in Japan in December 1998 for the SEGA Dreamcast, Sonic Adventure revolutionized the Sonic franchise, bringing everyone's favorite blue hedgehog to a luscious and beautiful 3D world while maintaining Sonic's lightning-fast signature gameplay. Includes a comprehensive booklet featuring a reflective interview with Jun Senoue and head of Sonic Team Takashi Iizuka, as well as Liner Notes by John Linneman of Digital Foundry, song lyrics and character art.
OST "Streets Of Rage III" by Yuzo Koshiro LP (Data Discs) One of the most unique, ambitious and experimental game soundtracks ever made. Now on vinyl for the very first time.
OST "Vamos A Matar Companeros" by Ennio Morricone LP (GDM) Soundtrack to the Spaghetti Western starring Franco Nero.
Friday, February 2nd
POP / ROCK
Bardo Pond "Volume 8" LP (Fire) 2018 album from Philadelphia's much loved neo-space rock stoner drone outfit.
Field Music "Open Here" LP (Memphis Industries) New album from this British indie pop group available as an indie exclusive on clear vinyl.
Future Museums "Rosewater Ceremony" CS (Holodeck) Long-running project of multi-instrumentalist Neil Lord (member of Thousand Foot Whale Claw, Single Lash), on this album he expands the scope of his classically hypnotic motifs using warm and familiar new age tones. Lord's delicate touch on guitar, synth and drum machine is deeply immersive and satisfying, voicing an authentic aura of truth and identity through sound.
Guided By Voices "See My Field" 7" (GBV Inc)
Lemuria "Recreational Hate" CD/LP (Asian Man Records)
The Limiñanas "Shadow People" CD/LP (Because Music) The Limiñanas present their fifth album, with abyssal bass, psych rock pads, acoustic arpeggios, and fuzz, Shadow People recalls early New Order or a kraut Morricone. Features Emmanuelles Seigner, Peter Hook, Bertrand Belin,and Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre. CD version comes in three-panel digipocket with poster booklet. LP version comes in a gatefold sleeve; 180 gram vinyl; and includes CD.
Linde, Marianna & the Distortions CS (Spider Child)
Marr, Marcus "Familiar Five" 12" (DFA) Debut EP by London's Marcus Marr with a collection of elastic bassline stompers.
Menuck, Efrim Manuel "Pissing Stars" LP (Constellation) Efrim Manuel Menuck is best known as co-founder of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and leader of Silver Mt Zion, he has a combined thirteen albums under his belt, so far.
Montero "Performer" LP (Chapter Music) Montero is Australian musician and artist Ben Montero. This album ventures into gently surreal realms of romance, yearning, and wonder.
Only Ones, The "Darkness & Light: The Complete BBC Recordings" 2CD (Hux) This two-CD set brings together all five of the band's 1977-1980 sessions for BBC radio, as well as a couple of late-'70s TV appearances on the BBC television show Old Grey Whistle Test.
Palm, Nai (Hiatus Kaiyote) "Needle Paw" 2LP (Masterworks)
Red Daggers "Early Graves" CS (Spider Child)
Red River Dialect "Broken Stay Open Sky" CD/LP (Paradise of Bachelors) London-based, Cornwall-bred band brings a windswept energy and daylight to a contemplative rendered suite of songs.
Rhye "Blood" CD/LP (Loma Vista)
Soft Moon "Criminal" CD/LP/CS (Sacred Bones) Finally available, Soft Moon's fourth studio album is a confessional work, documenting the gut-wrenching sound of going to war with himself over the last few years.
Sunwatchers "II" CD/LP (Trouble In Mind) Brooklyn ensemble, incorporates elements of free jazz, psychedelia, punk, Ethiopian and Thai music, and funk into a dizzying, invigorated sound.
Justin Timberlake "Man Of The Woods" CD/2LP (RCA) Combining the sounds of traditional American rock with the modern influences collaborators Timbaland, The Neptunes, Chris Stapleton, and Alicia Keys, this new material explores storytelling inspired by his son, his wife, and his personal journey from Memphis to where he is today.
Johnson, Eric "Ah Via Musicom" LP (Friday Music) The third studio album by guitarist Eric Johnson, originally released in 1990
Mitchell, Joni "The Second Fret" LP (Troubadour) Limited Edition colored vinyl LP. Includes early versions of classic Joni Mitchell tracks like Both Sides Now & Chelsea Morning. The material sourced for this release comes from the mid-sixties just prior to Joni gaining a recording contract with Reprise Records.
Autopsy "Puncturing the Grotesque" LP (Peaceville)
Portal "Ion" CD/LP (Profound Lore) Fifth full-length album from the enigmatic Australian avant-garde death metal surrealists Portal. This is the band's most intense and experimental release to date.
Saxon "Thunderbolt" LP (Militia Guard Music) Latest album from the long-running metal group.
Groovie Ghoulies "World Contact Day" LP (Green Door) Reissued.
Mind Spiders "Furies' LP (Dirtnap) Ryan (the Marked Men, High Tension Wires, Radioactivity), alongside Peter Salisbury (Baptist Generals) on synth and Mike Throneberry (Marked Men) on drums, lead this modernistic, machine-like and cinematic version of the story of the Furies and have churned out something furious in return, and their most electronic album yet.
New York Dolls "Butterflyin'" [Live] LP (Easy Action)
Big K.R.I.T. "4eva Is A Mighty Long Time" LP With his Southern drawl and soulful production, Mississippi MC/producer Big K.R.I.T. has been called the natural successor to Southern hip-hop legends like Outkast, UGK, and Scarface. His new album 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time serves as the long-awaited follow-up to 2014's Cadillactica and documents the duality of life, divided into candid songs from the vantage point of Big K.R.I.T. the artist and Justin Scott the person.
Del the Funky Homosapien & Tame One "Parallel Uni-Verses" LP (Parallel Thought) Produced entirely by Parallel Thought, the album's 10 tracks return to a time when inventiveness, creativity, funky beats-and, above all, lyricism-ruled hip-hop.
Latyrx "The Album: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" LP (Real People) Black Friday 20th Anniversary reissue now back in stock.
Samiyam "Pizza Party" LP (Stones Throw) 24 minutes of off-kilter mobster music mixed with a warm soul sound by LA producer and beatmaker Samiyam.
Judee Sill "Live In London" LP (Troubadour) BBC recordings 1972-1973
SOUL, FUNK & R&B
Hunter, James Six "Whatever It Takes" LP (Daptone) On limited gold vinyl
Orgone "Undercover Mixtape" LP (Colemine) Last copies limited to 1,000 on green vinyl.
Tashi Doji & Tyler Damon "Leave No Trace: Live in St. Louis" LP (Family Vineyard) Recorded at Gaslight in St. Louis. Released in an edition of 500, the LP features a jacket designed by the hand & razor of Jeremy Kannapell.
Leimer, K. "Imposed Order / Imposed Absence" LP (Palace Of Lights) The first phase of K. Leimer's recorded work began in 1972 with the production of the Grey Cows cassette and culminated in 1983 with the release of Imposed Order, remastered, expanded, and reissued here.
Sakata, Akira & Chikamorachi with Masahiko Satoh "Proton Pump" LP (Family Vineyard) Sakata and Satoh emerged out of the late-1960s Tokyo jazz scene. Alto saxophonist, gibberish shrieker and jazz legend Akira Sakata is joinged by dummer Chris Corsano, bassist Darin Gray, and composer and pianist Masahiko Satoh.
Hodge "Beneath Two Moons" 12" (Berceuse Heroique) With a host of great 12" singles already attributed to this moniker, the Bristol based producer nails his third effort for Berceuse Heroique, again demonstrating the broad palette and eclectic approach to genre that keeps his techno explorations varied and compelling.
Zackey Force Funk / XL Middleton "Slow Attack b/w You're So Different" 7" (Mofunk Records) New single from the future funk producer.
OST "Mega Man Three (and One)" Yasuaki Fujita / Harumi Fujita LP (Moonshake) The latest from Moonshake.
Friday, January 26th
POP / ROCK
A Certain Ratio "To Each" LP (Mute) Red vinyl eissue of the second album by English post-punk band A Certain Ratio, originally released in 1981. It was produced by A Certain Ratio and Martin Hannett.
Ben Miller Band "Choke Cherry Tree" CD (New West) On the new record Choke Cherry Tree, the Ben Miller Band has taken another step forward in both style and content. With lyrics ranging from irreverent to introspective, offering views on American history and the societal issues of today, the band delivers a career-defining album.
Blunt, Dean & Joanne Robertson "Wahalla" LP (Textile) Produced in 2014, Wahalla is the collaboration between Dean Blunt (Hype Williams, Babyfather, Blue Iverson) and visual/folk artist Joanne Robertson. Originally released through social media in early 2017, Wahalla is now available for the first time on a physical format.
Brainiac "Bonsai Superstar" LP - Reissue of their second album, originally released in 1994.
Brainiac "Smack Bunny Baby" LP - Reissue of their 1993 debut album.
Cook, Hollie "Vessel of Love" CD/LP (Merge) New album from tropical pop artist and ex-member of the reformed Slits lineup. LP version on indie-exclusive transparent pink vinyl. Includes printed diecut inner sleeve. Includes coupon for full download. Limited to 1,500 worldwide.
Django Django "Marble Skies" CD (Domino) Django Django return, exploring new sounds with their third full-length album, Marble Skies. It's a concise and focused album that recalls their dynamic, genre-blurring debut and it's handmade, cut-and-paste approach.
Eno, Brian "Another Green World" LP (Astralwerks) Single-disc version. From November 1975, 'Another Green World' represents the bridge between Brian's ground-breaking pop career and his early experiments with ambient music. This time around he was ably assisted in the studio by Robert Fripp from King Crimson, Phil Collins and Percy Jones from Brand X and, on viola, The Velvet Underground's John Cale.
Eno, Brian "Here Come the Warm Jets" LP (Astralwerks) Single-disc version. First released in January 1974, 'Here Come The Warm Jets' was Brian Eno's debut solo release following his departure from Roxy Music. The album draws on both his glam and prog roots but its experimental nature also made it quite unlike anything that'd ever come before. It was also to prove a huge influence on the best of the British punk and post-punk bands that followed it.
Fog Lake "Dragonchaser" CS (Orchid Tapes) New album from bedroom slowcore group Fog Lake.
Half Japanese "Why Not?" LP (Fire America) New album from the long-running avant-rock group led by Jad Fair.
Hart, Beth & Joe Bonamassa "Black Coffee" CD (J&R Adventures)
Harvey, PJ "To Bring You My Love" LP (Universal Import) Import reissue of this classic.
Houston, Whitney "I Wish You Love: More From The Bodyguard" 2xLP (Legacy) New collection of Whitney Houston live and studio recordings from the Bodyguard sessions.
Lea Porcelain "Hymns To the Night" LP (Lea Porcelain Recordings) Debut album from electronic post-punk duo Lea Porcelain.
McEntire, H.C. "Lionheart" CD/LP (Merge) H.C. McEntire, frontwoman of Mount Moriah, strikes out on her own with her debut solo album. For the album, McEntire collaborated with many of her favorite musicians, including Kathleen Hanna, Angel Olsen, Amy Ray, Tift Merritt, William Tyler, Mary Lattimore, and Phil Cook, while remaining bravely devoted to her most authentic self throughout the process.
No Age "Snares Like a Haircut" CD/LP (Drag City) New album from the indie rock duo, their first since 2013's "An Object".
Panic! At The Disco "All My Friends, We're Glorious: Death Of A Bachelor Tour Live" 2xLP (Fueled By Ramen) New live album.
Porches "The House" CD/LP/CS (Domino) Features contributions by Alexander Giannascoli ((Sandy) Alex G), and Dev Hynes (Blood Orange).
Rebecca, Lou "s/t" LP/CS (Holodeck) Austin based pop artist Lou Rebecca makes a captivating debut with her stellar self-titled EP. Born and raised in Paris, Lou's music is delicately delivered in both English and her native French with a natural grace and unmistakable charm. Lou's approach to songwriting and performance is riveting from start to finish and has been a huge presence in the dense local synth scene for several years. Now her unique brand of electronic pop has officially arrived, polished and teeming with personality.
Sea and Cake, The "Car Alarm" LP (Thrill Jockey) Reissue of their 2008 album on clear vinyl.
Sea and Cake, The "Runner" LP (Thrill Jockey) Reissue of their 2012 album on blue vinyl.
Segall, Ty "Freedom's Goblin" CD/LP/CS (Drag City) Ty Segall goes all the way, flipping the Freedom coin to find passion, laughter and savagery on both sides. A head-spinning compendium of stompers, weepers, ballads, screamers, bangers and funker-uppers, all marking a different impasse, like a flag whirling into a knot, exploding and burning on contact, in the name of life and loathing and the pursuit of what you love.
Sekel "s/t" LP (Fuzz Club) New punk/kraut band hailing from Malmo, Sweden. In their short two-year existence, they've picked up a fast-growing reputation within the dark and murky Scandinavian underground, sharing the stage with the likes of Ringo Deathstarr, The KVB, Follakzoid, Dungen and many more. Citing influences from the likes of Can and Neu! through to Gang Of Four and Wire, Sekel blur the line between 70s kraut, crushing psych and biting post-punk noir, creating a remarkable debut album that marks the band as one of the most exciting new exports from the European scene.
Tiny Moving Parts "Swell" CD (Triple Crown Records) New album from the emo revival band.
Unwound "New Plastic Ideas" LP (Numero) An album Maximum Rock 'N' Roll deemed not punk enough to review, Unwound's 1994 sophomore effort was a lethal depth charge aimed at major label grunge and independent hardcore alike. From the off-kilter, vertiginous rhythm of "Entirely Different Matters" to the neck-snapping velocity of "What Was Wound" to the relentless pounding at the end of "All Souls Day," New Plastic Ideas is the Sonic Youth-loving older sister to Fake Train's post-punk-obsessed little brother.
v/a "Midnight in Tokyo Vol. 1" CD (Studio Mule) The first release on Mule Musiq's new label Studio Mule is Midnight In Tokyo Vol. 1, a compilation of Japanese disco, boogie, and soul music. Features Nobuyuki Shimizu, Hitomi Tohyama, Eri Ohno, Shoody, and more.
Big Business "Here Come the Waterworks" LP (Joyful Noise Recordings) Black w/ gold vinyl.
Big Business "Mind the Drift" LP (Joyful Noise Recordings) Their latest.
Fates Warning "Parallels" LP (Metal Blade) Reissue of 1991 album.
Fates Warning "Perfect Symmetry" LP (Metal Blade) Reissue of 1989 album.
Mammoth Grinder "Cosmic Crypt" LP (Relapse) The underground extreme metal trio return after five long years with their fourth full-length, a non-stop, meteoric force of aggression and mayhem.
Napalm Death "Harmony Corruption" LP Earache Import reissue of third album.
Thou / The Body "Released From Love / You, Whom I Have Always Hated" LP (Thrill Jockey) Both collaborative albums from The Body & Thou are finally available together on vinyl for the first time.
Tribulation "Down Below" CD/LP (Century Media) New album from the gothic metal band. LP is pressed on silver vinyl.
Watain "Rabid Death's Curse" LP (Season of Mist) Reissue of their 2000 debut studio album.
Badfinger "Wish You Were Here" LP (Rhino) Reissue of their sixth album, from 1974, on green vinyl.
Cooper, Alice "Welcome To My Nightmare" LP (Rhino/Warner Bros.) Reissue of the eighth studio album by Alice Cooper, released in March 1975. On purple vinyl.
Neil Young & Promise of the Real "The Visitor" 2xLP (Reprise) Neil Young re-teams with Promise of the Real for a new album titled The Visitor, their second studio LP together following 2015's The Monsanto Years.
80s ROCK & POP
Specials "More Specials" LP (Chrysalis) Reissue of their second album, originally released in 1980.
PROGRESSIVE & PSYCHEDELIC ROCK
Fondation "Les Cassettes 1980-1983" CD (Bureau B) Selection of French musical duo Fondation's finest pieces. Comprising Ivan Coaquette and Anannka Raghel, Fondation created sonic collages -- underpinned by synthesizer, organ, drum computer, and guitar -- that owed much to the experimentalism of the seventies. Bureau B have selected the most intriguing and illuminating tracks from Fondation's three tapes: Metamorphoses (1980), Sans Etiquette (1980), and Le Vaisseau Blanc (1983).
High Rise "High Rise II" LP (Black Editions) Reissue of High Rise's II, originally released in 1986. Born from the explosive chemistry of bassist/vocalist Asahito Nanjo and frenetic guitarist Munehiro Narita, the band blazed a wild new stream of psychedelic guitar music. Combining elements of garage rock, punk, and no wave, the band pushed all levels fully in-the-red and transcended the limits of rock and psychedelia to create a raw, unique expansion of the music.
Plus "The Seven Deadly Sins" LP (Sagara) Reissue of Plus's The Seven Deadly Sins, originally released in 1969. Wild fuzz guitar, string interludes, an entire choir, piano, organ, and a song cycle structured like a Catholic mass. Assistance by ex-Yardbirds bassist/producer, Simon Napier-Bell. Die-cut gatefold LP.
Alpha, Otim "Gulu City Anthems" LP (Nyege Nyege Tapes) Otim Alpha's melodic electro Acholi bangers on vinyl for the first time with Gulu City Anthems. Alpha's debut international release features 11 songs written and recorded between 2004 and 2015 in Northern Uganda and ranges from hi-velocity bangers to more romantic mid-tempo swagger. Otim essentially computerized Acholi wedding music, weaving its traditional, see-sawing folk fiddles and call-and-response vocals with stripped, pounding drum machine polyrhythms.
Soul Jazz Records presents: BRASIL LP (Soul Jazz) Out-of-print for over 20 years the album has now been fully digitally re-mastered for this new 2018 edition. The album was recorded at the height of the first wave of interest in Brazilian music in London in the 1990s led by Gilles Peterson and Brazilian music obsessive Joe Davis, and features a large cast of luminaries from the 60s/70s glory-days of Brazilian music.
Basho, Robbie "Live in Forli, Italy 1982" CD (ESP-Disk) A recording of American primitivist guitarist Robbie Basho live in Forlì, Italy. Recorded on October 11, 1982.
Cohen, Leonard "Greatest Hits" LP (Columbia) Reissue.
Cohen, Leonard "Live in London" LP (Legacy) Reissue of 2009 live album.
Cohen, Leonard "Various Positions" LP (Legacy) Reissue.
SOUL, FUNK & R&B
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble "s/t" LP (Honest Jon's) Reissue of their 2009 album.
JAZZ & IMPROV
Montgomery, Wes "In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recordings" 2xCD (Resonance Records) Captures jazz guitar legend Wes Montgomery on his only tour of Europe on March 27, 1965 at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, France. Remastered, high-resolution audio transferred directly from the original tape reels. Featuring an all-star band with pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Arthur Harper and drummer Jimmy Lovelace, and tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, the deluxe 2CD set includes a 32-page booklet with archival photos, essays and interviews.
v/a "Soho Scene '63 (Jazz Goes Mod)" CD (Rhythm & Blues) Dedicated to one of the most interesting years in jazz, 1963, when jazz musicians started to cross over to the then emerging mod-scene. Disc 1, sub-titled 'British Jazz', features tracks by a.o. Ronnie Ross Septet, The Johnny Scott Octet, Tubby Hayes Quintet, Ken Jones, Emcee Five and Elaine Delmar. Disc 2, dubbed 'Jazz U.S.A.', presents recordings of Johnny Hartsman, Pony Poindexter, Loyd Fatman, Dave Pike, Billy Mitchell Quintet, The Jazz Crusaders and countless others.
COMPOSERS, LIBRARY MUSIC & NEW AGE
Frahm, Nils "All Melody" CD (Erased Tapes) New album from from the German composer.
Giuliani, Edmondo "Il Mare: Musica Con Strumenti Elettronici" LP (Sonor Music Editions) Reissue, originally released in 1972 on the micro-label Dischi Egede. Recorded for an obscure documentary on sea from the early '70s. Infectious abstract experimental music with abyssal echoes, sound iridescences, and marine electronic themes.
Segura, Javier "El Sol Desde Oriente: Selected & Unreleased Works, 1980-1990" LP (Passat Continu) Passat Continu offers the first-ever compilation by the Spanish musician Javier Segura (born 1955), who worked as an isolated cell from his home studio in the Canary Islands. Working for decades from the underground, Segura build up some brilliant ideas producing dozens of richly textured songs, stretching borders on every corner of the experimental music term. Using guitars, rhythm boxes, trumpets, synths, or simply pedals, Segura managed his own career and produced a handful of albums by himself. El Sol Desde Oriente contains three previously released songs and six unreleased productions recorded from 1980 to 1990. Includes insert with previously unseen photos and liner notes by Javier Segura and Passat Continu's curator David G. Balasch.
Shavit, Ami "Neural Oscillations And Alpha Rhythms" LP (Dead-Cert) Another hemispheric harmonization of biofeedback techniques and hypnotic synth sonics from Ami Shavit's archive. Ami was interested in biofeedback, a process in which technology is used to relay information about the body's functions enabling a change of physiological activity in order to manipulate them. Undated and unannotated, these raw studio recordings provide a rare glimpse of Ami's attempts to reach the plane of "Alpha Mood". RIYL: Tangerine Dream, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Cluster. Edition of 500.
Sidharta, Otto "Four Indonesian Electronic Pieces 1979-1984" 2xCD/LP (Sub Rosa) Collection of work by pioneer of Indonesian electronic music Otto Sidharta as part of their Early Electronic series. Born in Bandung, Indonesia in 1955, Sidharta studied at both Jakarta Institute of Arts Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam, and completed his doctoral study at Institute Seni Indonesia Surakarta in 2016. Sidharta's interest in using environmental sounds and synthetics sounds, as well as a desire to express his musical ideas, developed when he was a student at the Jakarta Institute of Arts. In 1979 he begin to collect some nature and animal sounds on Nias Island, Borneo (Kalimantan) jungle, Riau islands, and other remote places.
v/a "Mare Romantico" LP (Sonor Music Editions) Reissue of Mare Romantico, originally released in 1974. A bewitching underwater music trip made through analog synthesizers and sophisticated electronic lounge mood music recorded for TV sea documentaries. Features Montedoro, Tommasi, Piccioni, and more. Renewed artwork by painter Stefania Casagrande. Back sleeve liner notes by music journalist Marco Ferretti. 180 gram vinyl; Edition of 500.
Zambrini, Bruno "Racconti Di Mare" LP+CD LP (Sonor Music Editions) Reissue, originally released in 1970. Zambrini's soundtrack masterpiece originally recorded for Nestore Ungaro's TV series, Racconti Di Mare. Insane psych, killer drum breaks, aquatic lounge and bossa themes, and huge underwater drama moods. Includes CD with the complete stereo recording session, plus the full unreleased Mono RCA version.
Almond, Darren "All Things Pass" LP (Shelter Press) Darren Almond's record All Things Pass highlights the musical dimension of the artist's eponymous video installation, shot in 2012 in Rajasthan. With the central subject of the Chand Baori, a stepwell built in the ninth century in Rajasthan, All Things Pass is a meditation on the transient and cyclic nature of all things. As part of both the tradition of music in Northern India and an experimental approach, the musical response of the four musicians, the passages they perform between different rãgas, embody the temporal dimension, as well as the specific setup Almond employed during recording.
Kang, Eyvind "Plainlight" LP (Abduction) A gorgeous set of new tracks by the brilliant composer and multi-instrumentalist Eyvind Kang. Plainlight is Kang's long-awaited follow-up to 2001's Live Low To The Earth In The Iron Age. Features tamboura, electric guitar, organ, trumpet, oboe, trombone, and Korean traditional instruments. Spiritually intoxicating -- Eyvind Kang at his best. Limited edition, one-time pressing; Edition of 400.
Kastel, Silvia "Air Lows" LP (Blackest Ever Black) Air Lows is the debut solo album by Silvia Kastel. A work of vivid, isolationist electronics which draws deeply on the Italian artist's past experiences explored the outer limits and inner workings of no wave, industrial, dub, extreme electronics, free rock, and improvisation, but also breaks new ground. Air Lows approaches the formal artifice of muzak/elevator music, the intros and outros of generic pop songs, the extreme light-heavy contrasts of jungle, the creative sampling of hardcore, and the "human" synths of Herbie Hancockand Sun Ra. Air Lows addresses and complicates the relationship between the human and the technological.
Phew "Voice Hardcore" LP (Mesh-Key) Phew follows up her Light Sleep album with Voice Hardcore comprised entirely of her iconic, instantly recognizable voice, twisted, folded and layered over six mesmerizing tracks.
Restive Plaggona "Silently Hopelessly" 2xLP (Thrènes) Restive Plaggona release a brand new studio effort -- a full-length album featuring ten original tracks and a remix from Ancestral Voices. Dark and melancholic, each track has a soul-stirring significance and is embalmed by titles that fringes on a political dimension.
Adriani, Alessandro "Enter The Fire" 12" (Stroboscopic Artefacts) Adriani's skillful distillation of the impactful elements from EBM, acid, darkwave, and industrial is on display.
Club 8 "Golden Island" LP (Labrador) New album from the Swedish pop duo.
Extrawelt "Schone Neue Extrawelt" 2xLP (Cocoon) Reissue of the 2008 debut release from Extrawelt.
Kalk "Äkäsha" 12" (Running Back) Reissue, originally released in 1998. Underground deep house favorite.
Nightmares on Wax "Shape The Future" CD/LP (Warp) A perfect marriage of soul, hip-hop, dub and timeless club sounds from the electronic producer.
Parrish, Theo "Black Jazz Signature" LP (Snow Dog Japan) Now on vinyl.
Rollin, Jean "The B-Music of Jean Rollin: Various Artists 1968-1973" LP (Finders Keepers) A comprehensive collection of some of the finest musical moments from of the formative years of the inimitable father of European horrortica, Jean Rollin.
Blushing "Weak" LP (self-release) Sophomore EP by Austin, TX-based dream pop band Blushing.
PR Newman "Turn Out" LP New album from local group.
Wire #408 February 2018 - On the cover: London composer, improviser, band leader, mover, shaker, talisman, and sax star Shabaka Hutchings. Inside the issue: Ceramic Hobs (A new compilation illuminates the 30 year plus career of Simon Morris's Blackpool based DIY institution); Konstrukt (Turkish cosmic surfers and prolific collaborators Umut Caglar and Korhan Futaci reach beyond borders to find freedom in the Erdogan era); Bokeh Versions (Miles Opland's Bristol label is building a reputation as a major dub laboratory via releases from Seeksinternational Jay Glass Dubs and others).
DVD & BLU-RAY
Stephen King's Silver Bullet BluRay (Umbrella Entertainment)
Friday, January 19th
POP / ROCK
Arcade Fire "Put Your Money on Me" 12" (Legacy) 12" single version of the song from their latest LP pressed on red vinyl.
Belle & Sebastian "How to Solve Our Human Problems (Part 2)" 12" (Matador) Latest in the band's EP series.
BØRNS "Blue Madonna" LP (Interscope) Welcome to the magical musical world of BØRNS. A native of Grand Haven, MI, now calling East Los Angeles home, BØRNS invites you to the indie pop journey of Blue Madonna, the follow up to 2016's acclaimed Dopamine.
Chastity "Chains" LP (Captured Tracks) Channeling the feeling of youth on the fringe, Chastity focuses on the earnest connections found amongst the pent up suburban blue-collar. Living in Whitby Ontario, Brandon Williams creates music in a space of urgency, melody and chaos - an artifact of youth culture that bridges isolation and collectivity. Chastity is a protean temperament in punk, in recent history sharing the stage with Priests and Fucked Up, the project carries in the ethic of solidarity, antagonistic to the status quo.
Drake, Nick "Five Leaves Left" LP (Island) Deluxe box set containing 180 gram LP with replica shop poster, reprint of handwritten lyrics to two songs, and download voucher.
First Aid Kit "Ruins" CD/LP (Columbia) Ruins is the new and eagerly awaited album from Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit. This new album finds First Aid Kit as you've never heard them before: wounded and biting back hard. While Ruins follows the traditions of the classic folk rock sound that First Aid Kit revived via their breakthrough album Stay Gold and previous releases The Big Black And The Blue and The Lion's Roar, the difference is that this time they've lived, and the results are intense.
Golden Smog "Weird Tales" 2xLP (Rhino/Ryko) Reissue of American band Golden Smog's second album, released in 1998. Golden Smog was a supergroup of sorts featuring Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, Gary Louris of the Jayhawks, and Dan Murphy of Soul Asylum.On green vinyl.
Guided By Voices "Mag Earwhig" LP (Matador) Reissue of the 1997 album from indie rock band Guided by Voices. Following the dissolution of the group's "classic" lineup, band-leader Robert Pollard recruited Cleveland group Cobra Verde as his backing band, while retaining the Guided by Voices name. Most of Mag Earwhig! was recorded in a professional studio in Cleveland by the new lineup and marked a departure from band's trademark lo-fi sound, although additional songs were subsequently recorded in Dayton, and former members played on several tracks.
Hansard, Glen "Between Two Shores" LP (Anti) Between Two Shores is the third solo release from acclaimed singer-song writer Glen Hansard.
Hot Snakes "Audit In Progress" LP/CS (Sub Pop) Reissue of their third studio album, originally released in 2004.
Hot Snakes "Automatic Midnight" LP/CS (Sub Pop) Reissue of their 2000 debut.
Hot Snakes "Suicide Invoice" LP/CS (Sub Pop) Reissue of their second studio album, originally released in 2002.
Kusworth, Dave & The Bounty Hunters "All The Heartbreak Stories" [Blue Vinyl] LP (Jack Of Hearts) Limited edition remastered version of this 1991 album issued on light blue vinyl. 350 copies, new cover design, liner notes from Dave Kusworth.
Kusworth, Dave & The Bounty Hunters "Threads...A Tear Stained Scar" [Red Vinyl] LP (Jack Of Hearts) Limited edition translucent red vinyl. Re-mastered version of this 1989 album. Liner notes from Dave Kusworth with insert.
Kusworth, Dave & The Bounty Hunters "Wives Weddings & Roses" [White Vinyl] LP (Jack Of Hearts) Limited edition white vinyl. Re-mastered version of this 1989 Bounty Hunters album issued on Kusworth's own Jack Of Hearts Records.
Mild High Club x King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard "Rolling Stoned" 7" (Stones Throw) Split 7" of "Rolling Stoned," a composition written by Alexander Britton.
Moon Duo "Jukebox Babe / No Fun" 12" (Sacred Bones Records) New 12" from the Suicide-influenced cosmic duo.
Moon Taxi "Let the Record Play" LP (RCA) 2018 release, the fifth studio album from Moon Taxi, the alt-rock-five-piece band from Nashville. Includes digital download.
Penn, Dan "Do Right Man (SYEOR 2018 Exclusive)" LP (Rhino) Dan Penn is an American singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer who co-wrote many soul hits of the 1960s, including "The Dark End of the Street" and "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" with Chips Moman and "Cry Like a Baby" with Spooner Oldham. Though considered to be one of the great white soul singers of his generation, Penn has released relatively few records featuring his own vocals and musicianship, preferring the relative anonymity of songwriting and producing. "Do Right Man" is Penn's second album, originally released in 1994, twenty years after his debut.
Salad Boys "This Is Glue" CD/LP (Trouble In Mind) Christchurch, New Zealand's Salad Boys are back with "This Is Glue", the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2015 debut album "Metalmania". Recorded by bandleader/guitarist Joe Sampson at his home studio, "This Is Glue's" twelve songs dig deeper, with sharper hooks embedded deep within a more mature musicality.
Shins, The "The Worms Heart" CD/LP (Columbia) Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing including digital download. 2018 release. The Worms Heart is a complete re-work of The Shins critically acclaimed March, 2017 album Heartworms. The album offers new reworked versions of the Heartworms album original tracks, and the sequence is flipped as well. When James Mercer wrote, produced, and recorded the Heartworms album, he had this desire for an alternate version, an opposite version. The album's slow songs would be flipped and re-recorded as fast songs, and vice versa. The reasoning was to showcase the versatility and strength of his songwriting, and the result is The Worm's Heart. This 'flipped' collection is produced by Yuuki Matthews, Jon Sortland, and James Mercer; and is a must for any fan of The Shins.
Shopping "The Offical Body" CD/LP Fatcat Records Following on the success of their two previous albums for FatCat, the band returns to shake some asses with an agenda yet again. LP version is pressed on white vinyl.
Starcrawler "s/t" CD/LP (Rough Trade) Debut full-length from this new group on Rough Trade.
Strand of Oaks "Harder Love" LP Dead Oceans Harder Love is the latest from Strand of Oaks, a collection of Tim Showalter's original recordings for the album Hard Love. Pairing the earliest versions Hard Love tracks with previously-unreleased material (including some songs deemed "too weird" for the official release), Harder Love feels like an alternate dimension. A whole lot stranger and even more raw, it's like the tripped out, spiritual brother to its predecessor.
Sunny Day Real Estate "The Rising Tide" 2xLP (Craft Recordings) Double vinyl LP pressing. The Rising Tide is the fourth and final studio album by American Seattle-based indie-rock band Sunny Day Real Estate originally released in June, 2000. Sunny Day Real Estate was one of the early Midwest emo bands and helped establish the genre.
Television Personalities "Beautiful Despair" LP (Fire) Their unreleased album. Recorded in 1990 by Jowe at his flat in Glading Terrace, Stoke Newington (shortly before it was demolished), over a number sessions on a portable 4-track cassette-tape machine. LP is on colored vinyl.
They Might Be Giants "I Like Fun" CD (Idlewild Recordings) Thirty-five years deep into their career, their brand-new studio album, I Like Fun, jumps with surprises, vitality, and the startling, singular point of view TMBG always delivers.
Times, The "Go! With The Times" LP (Tapete) Reissue of album originally released in 1985.
Times, The "This is London" LP (Tapete) Reissue of album originally released in 1983. Having formed his first band O-Level in 1976, Edward Ball found a kindred spirit in school friend Daniel Treacy. Their bands Television Personalities (fronted by Treacy) and Teenage Filmstars (fronted by Ball) existed in tandem until the latter morphed into The Times.
tUnE-yArDs "I can feel you creep into my private life" CD/LP (4AD) Tune-Yards' fourth album. Thematically, the twelve new songs tackle race, politics, intersectional feminism and environmental prophecies head on. But in the billows of intense subject matter, the album arrives as Tune-Yards' most immediate and upbeat music yet - this is music to dance to.
XX "On Hold (Remixes)" 12" (Young Turks)
RAP & HIP-HOP
Das EFX "Dead Serious" LP (Music on Vinyl) Reissue of the debut studio album of American hip hop duo Das EFX, originally released in 1992.
PUNK & HARDCORE
Heavy Metal "The Nietzschean Supermen Of Dustbin Rock" LP (Harbinger Sound) The Nietzschean Supermen Of Dustbin Rock is the third album from Berlin's almost mythical band Heavy Metal. The most sarcastic snotty take on punk rock the modern age is going to throw at you. 12 tracks that are filled with a blatant disregard for everything. Gold vinyl with gold printed sleeve and insert.
Terminal Mind "Recordings." CD/LP (Super Secret Records) 180 gram vinyl anthology of the Austin,Tx first-wave punk outfit. includes the previously released 1979 EP plus all of the Terminal Mind songs recorded for the 1980's tex-punk bombshell "Live at Raul's" as well as all other live recorded output of the band that could be unearthed. All music has been remastered for this collection.
Darkthrone "Transilvanian Hunger" LP (Peaceville) Marking 30 years of Peaceville Records & Darkthrone, the band's legendary 1994 black metal release, Transilvanian Hunger, is presented here on special limited picture disc vinyl.
Diamond Head "Lightning to the Nations" LP (High Roller) Limited edition of 450 copies. Deluxe reissue of one of the most famous and influential records of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement. Diamond Head's 'Lightning To The Nations-The White Album' was recorded and originally released with little fanfare in 1980.
Ghost "Ceremony And Devotion" CD/LP (Loma Vista) New live album.
Godflesh "Post Self" LP (Shellshock) 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" CD (Peaceville) Reissue of the third album from USDM group Morta Skuld, originally released in 1995.
Ophthalamia "Via Dolorosa" LP (Peaceville) Sweden's Ophthalamia was formed in 1989 by IT, mainly known for his dark band Abruptum, (which was signed to DSP, the label of ex-Mayhem guitarist Euronymous). Ophthalamia was a fantasy-world created by IT and the songs were connected to stories based around this fantasy-world. Though the band could be classified as black metal, there is much more to Ophthalamia, with varied metal influences & progressive passages, along with some strong atmospherics, helping to distinguish them from other acts. 'Via Dolorosa' also includes a cover of the Mayhem classic, 'Deathcrush'.
Portal "Ion" CD (Profound Lore) Fifth full-length album from enigmatic Australian avant-garde death metal surrealists Portal. This is the band's most intense and experimental release to date.
Fleetwood Mac "s/t" 2xCD (WEA) Features a newly remastered version of the original album along with single mixes for "Over My Head," "Rhiannon," "Say You Love Me." Also included is a second disc with an alternate version of the complete album comprised of unreleased outtakes for each album track, plus several unreleased live performances from 1976.
Fleetwood Mac "s/t" CD (WEA) Remastered version of the original album.
Rolling Stones, The "Exile On Main Street" 2xLP (Interscope) Half-Speed Master reissue of 1972 album, mastered at Abbey Road Studios from the original tapes & pressed on 180-gram audiophile quality vinyl. Includes 'Tumbling Dice' & 'Happy'.
Thompson, Richard and Linda "Shoot Out the Lights" LP (Rhino/Ryko) Reissue of the final album from the duo of Richard & Linda Thompson. The classic 1982 album chronicles the dissolution of the pair's marriage/partnership.
ZZ Top "Rio Grande Mud" LP (Rhino/Warner Bros.) ZZ Top's second offering from 1972 includes "Francine" and "Just Got Paid". Classic Texas blues 'n' boogie. Reissue on brown vinyl.
PROGRESSIVE & PSYCHEDELIC ROCK
Happy End "st" LP (Pony Canyon) The self-titled 1970 debut album by Japanese folk rock pioneers Happy End, originally released on URC Records. Voted as the number one rock album of 1970 by Japan's New Music Magazine. One of the most influential bands to come out of the '60s-'70s Tokyo folk and rock scene, Happy End was a deliberate attempt to marry the sounds of West Coast rock with a distinctively Japanese sensibility. Formed by Haruomi Hosono and the similarly music-obsessed Eiichi Ohtaki in 1969, the group was rounded out by teen guitar phenom Shigeru Suzuki and poet-drummer Takashi Matsumoto, whose stylized lyrics provided the foundation for the concept of the "Kazemachi," or "Wind City," a rapidly modernizing city with nostalgia towards the simpler life of their youth. Happy End were heavily in demand as a backing band, providing a solid rock foundation for many of the artists on URC. The success of Happy End's debut album, as well as their following album Kazemachi Roman, proved the sustainability of Japanese-language rock in Japan.
Heldon "Heldon . 6 . Interface" LP (Souffle Continu) Reissue, originally released in 1977. At this point, Heldon became a genuine group, centered around Patrick Gauthier (synthesizers), Didier Batard (bass), and François Auger (drums), allowing Richard Pinhas to focus on the real motivation behind this audacious undertaking. Interface, the second album of the "trilogy" recorded at studios Davout, represents a sonic culmination, its violence coming from the machines and delving into notions of repetition and scansion, prefiguring a lot of electro, industrial, post-rock, and noise to come. Swamp green vinyl; Edition of 700.
Heldon "Stand By" LP (Souffle Continu) Reissue, originally released in 1979. The final part of the "trilogy", Stand By, sees Heldon, deemed the first electric punk group by French press, moving away from the spacey German influences which were not to Richard Pinhas's taste. Features "technician" Didier Badez, Patrick Gauthier, François Auger, and special guest Klaus Blasquiz (Magma). Sea blue vinyl; Edition of 700.
Heldon "Un Reve Sans Consequence Speciale" LP (Souffle Continu) Reissue, originally released in 1976. Richard Pinhas came to the Davout studios to record the fifth Heldon album Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale, where he had special space adorned with a Moog 3 once owned by Paul McCartney reserved for him. Features newcomers bassist Didier Batard (Coeur Magique, Triptyque), and drummer François Auger (Gérard Manset), along with Patrick Gauthier and Jannick Top (Magma). Intense, violent, bitter, abrasive, uncompromising: the first on-site recording is in keeping with the four predecessors, prefiguring both industrial- and post-rock. Clear purple vinyl; Edition of 700.
Ozkent, Mustafa "Funk Anatolian" CD/LP (Hammer Muzik) The latest studio album from Mustafa Ozkent, 44 years after his classic album "Genclik Ile Elele". Vinyl version will come in deluxe gatefold cover with emboss and hot gold foil print. Turkish funk!
Thompson, Chris "st" LP (Beat Ball) Chris Thompson started out his career in Hamilton, New Zealand in 1965, then turned professional in 1968. In the early seventies he moved to England, where he played the guitar with Californian folk singer Julie Felix. While in England, Chris also played with British Folk-Blues legends Wizz Jones and Davey Graham and made his debut album in 1973. Originally issued on the Village Thing label, it has been claimed as one of the best acid folk albums of the 1970s. Recorded in numerous locations, it features guest appearances from Clem Alford and Keshav Sathe (of Magic Carpet fame), and casts a hypnotic spell. The album is presented in its original version with alternate takes, rare photos and detailed notes from the man himself.
Mighty Diamonds "Leaders of Black Countries" LP (Kingston Sounds) Kingston Sounds present a collection of tracks from The Mighty Diamonds, with tracks produced by Joe Gibbs, Gussie Clarke, and Tappa Zukie. The Mighty Diamonds consist of Donald 'Tappy' Shaw (lead vocals), Fitzroy 'Bunny' Simpson, and Lloyd 'Judge' Ferguson providing those fantastic harmonies. Leaders Of Black Countries focuses on tracks recorded around the same time as their breakthrough success with producer Joseph 'Joe Joe' Hookim at the legendary Channel One Studios.
v/a "Rude Boy Scorchers" LP (Kingston Sounds) Kingston Sounds present a set of tunes that the Kingston, Jamaican rude boys would have been listening to at the sound systems on the lawns and street corners. The compilation not only includes the more obvious rude boy tunes like "Gunmen Coming To Town", "Dreader Than Dread", and "Moon Hop", but also some of the tunes that made the sound systems rock well into the night. Features Derrick Morgan, Delroy Wilson, John Holt, and more.
v/a "Sounds of Sisso" 2xLP LP (Nyege Nyege Tapes) Pure Singeli fire from Tanzania's febrile Dar Es Salaam underground, showcasing the punkish sounds of the Sisso Records studio with a belter volley of hi-velocity missiles for Kampala, Uganda's Nyege Nyege Tapes. Hits frenetic levels of velocity comparable with full on soca or Shangaan electro styles as much as Northern British takes on happy hardcore and Makina.
Prine, John "Diamond In The Rough" LP (Atlantic Catalog Group) Reissue of his second album, back on vinyl for the first time since 1972. Contains the classic "The Late John Garfield Blues".
Prine, John "Sweet Revenge" LP (Atlantic Catalog Group) Reissue of his third album, back on vinyl for the first time since 1973. Contains the fan favorite "Dear Abby".
v/a "Hillbillies In Hell Vol V" LP Iron Mountain Analogue Research Volume two is here of largely unknown and unheralded mostly private-press tracks by tortured troubadours with tales of torments, and the temptations of Satan, drugs, murder, suicide, demonic visions, infanticide and redemption.
Wall, Colter "Imaginary Appalachia" CD/LP (Young Mary's Record Co.) A native of Swift Current, Saskatchewan Canada, Colter Wall's sound is comprised of resonate and raw baritone vocals, folk and bluegrass style guitar and banjo picking, steady kick-drum stomping, and story-telling lyrics.
Dixon, Willie "Catalyst" LP (Tuff City Records/Night Train) This long out of print album was originally released in 1973. It is a classic representation of the Chicago blues sound post Chess Records featuring a who's who of the best sidemen of the genre.
SOUL, FUNK & R&B
Davis, Betty "Nasty Gal" LP (Light In The Attic) Betty Davis was riding high in the 70s. A new record label, a series of high profile relationships, and intensely sexualized live performances made her a rising star. It seemed like everything was aligned to take the music world by storm. So Betty and band got back into the studio where she would act as writer, producer, and performer, creating what she thought would be her definitive release. What emerged was the unapologetically uncompromising, self-referential 1975 album Nasty Gal. Now - over forty years later - Light In The Attic Records is proud to announce the vinyl reissue of this final Island Records-release by unparalleled funkstress Betty Davis.
Demon Fuzz "Afreaka!" LP (Music on Vinyl) Demon Fuzz was an afro-rock group of which its members had all immigrated to Britain from the Commonwealth countries. They originally played soul, but the music they heard during a trip to Morocco lead to a change in their style to what has been described as a blend of funk, rock, jazz and African music. Released in 1970, Afreaka!, demonstrates their excellence in playing psychedelic soul, dub-heavy funk, progressive rock, afro-jazz and black acid rock.
Earth, Wind & Fire "Greatest Hits Vol 1" LP (Legacy) Reissue of this funk/soul classic.
Franklin, Aretha "Lady Soul" LP (Atlantic Catalog Group) Reissue of 1968 album containing "Chain Of Fools" & "Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)".
LaVice & Company "Two Sisters from Bagdad" LP (Jazzman) The 26th entry in Jazzman Records' ongoing "Holy Grail" reissue series. Originally intended to be sold alongside performances of LaVice Hendrick's ambitious but ill-fated musical theater production, the album's scarcity was swiftly ensured as Two Sisters From Bagdad ran for just two weeks at Detroit's Bethel A.M.E. church. A varied set of jazz and gospel infused funky soul, Two Sisters From Bagdad was composed and orchestrated by two precocious young talents, E.J. Garrison and Rhodia McAdoo. Includes extensive new sleeve notes.
Redding, Otis "Pain In My Heart" LP (Music On Vinyl) Otis Redding's very first album Pain In My Heart (1964) contained his first hit from 1962, "These Arms Of Mine". His versatility shows in the diverse selection of material, like "The Dog" by Rufus Thomas, "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King, "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke and "Lucille" by Little Richard.
Sly & The Family Stone "Greatest Hits" LP (Legacy) Reissue.
v/a "Something Got A Hold On Me: The Ru-Jac Records Story Volume One: 1963-1964" CD (Omnivore) Compilation from Baltimore soul/R&B label. Contains 28 tracks, 10 of them previously unissued. The other 18 tracks chart the history of the first 45s issued by the label and includes songs by Winfield Parker, Flattop Bobby & The Soul Twisters, and Brenda Jones among others.
JAZZ & IMPROV
Bailey, Derek / Anthony Braxton "Royal" 2xLP (Honest Jon's) Reissue of Derek Bailey and Anthony Braxton's Royal, expanded to include both intended volumes. Volume 1 was originally released in 1984; the second volume was never issued. Recorded in 1974, at the Royal Hotel in Luton, with Braxton playing soprano and alto saxophones, and Bb and contrabass clarinets. An early transatlantic meeting between the leading free improvisers.
Holiday, Billie "Billie's Blues" LP (Wax Love) Wax Love present a reissue of Billie Holiday's Billie's Blues, originally released as Ladylove in 1962. Recorded at various dates across the Jazz Club U.S.A. tour. A stunning document of one of America's greatest treasures on her first ever tour of Europe. Reissued here with five bonus tracks.
Ruby Rushton "Trudi's Songbook: Volume Two" LP (22A) Tenderlonious-led jazz outfit Ruby Rushton drop their second album of 2017. The listener is treated to another journey through modern day jazz.
Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra "Sleeping Beauty" LP (Art Yard) Brilliant soul from the Detroit underground of the late 60s - a full set of work by vocalist Little Ann, issued here for the first time ever! You might recognize Ann's name from her appearance on a few of the Ace/Kent Records issues of material by Detroit producer Dave Hamilton over the years, and the work here all comes from those classic collaborations with Hamilton - trapped on tape for many years, always contemplated as a possible Little Ann album -- but only issued in full by the funky folks at Timmion Records!
Zanda, Clive "Clive Zanda Is Here With 'Dat Kinda Ting'" LP (Cree Records) Re-release of Clive Zanda's classic calypso jazz album, originally released in 1975. Recorded in Portz of Spain, Trinidad. Only 350 copies of the record were pressed in 1975. Extremely rare and much sought-after Caribbean record from that period. Comes with a reproduction of the original artwork.
COMPOSERS, LIBRARY MUSIC & NEW AGE
Alessandroni, Alessandro "Lost & Found" LP (Four Flies) Four Flies Records keep on researching Alessandro Alessandroni's limitless archive, compiling this time an LP of tracks composed between 1972-1978. All the tracks were previously unreleased and are presented here for the first time.
Bazin, Alexandre "Sun Dog Trail" LP (Polytechnic Youth) With Sun Dog Trail, Alexandre Bazin merges experimental electronic music, with a tribute to Bernard Parmegiani, and the blues. Bazin is a composer and a current member of GRM, based in Paris. For this album Alex uses an EMS VCS3 synth, Buchla Music Easel, Minimoog, and Cristal Baschet. Edition of 400.
Behrman, David "Music With Memory" LP (Alga Marghen) Alga Marghen introduce Music With Memory, a new record LP by David Behrman focused on his '70s work with "microcomputers", at the time new small, inexpensive devices equipped with "memory". Side A presents "Interspecies Smalltalk" with Takehisa Kosugi (violin) and David Behrman (electronics) -- two worlds of resonance, structure, and tonality intertwined. Side B includes "Circling Six", an earlier version of a more extended piece titled "Leapday Night", and a shorter piece "All Thumbs" written for two electrified mbiras linked to sensors and to a computer music system. Includes liner notes by David Behrman, performance photos, and the original programs of the Music With Memory Festival. Edition of 400.
Christiansen, Henning "Hesteofringen" 10" (Holidays) Hesteofringen ("The Horse Sacrifice", 1970), a national Danish TV broadcast, features the work "Min Døde Hest Opus 55" ("My Dead Horse", 1970) for piano, voice, and violin (green), a beautiful haunting fragile song. Featuring a poem written by Bjørn Nørgaard it was performed by Lene Adler Pedersen, with Nørgaard and Christiansen on piano and (green) violin. Previously unreleased. Edition of 350.
Christiansen, Henning "Schafe Statt Geigen / "Verena" Vogelzymphon" LP (Holidays) A performance by Henning Christiansen, given in front of the Brucknerhaus in Linz in July 1988. First appeared as a small CD edition issued by Galerie Bernd Klüser in 1991. Both works, each one occupying a full side of this LP edition, are an extension of one of Christiansen's long standing conceptual strategies: deploying recordings of animals as stand-ins for musical instruments, sheep and birds respectively. Accompanied by a twenty-page booklet featuring drawings and texts by Henning Christiansen, as well as pictures of the performance by René Block. Edition of 500.
Kalma, Ariel "French Archives 1977-80" 4xLP Boxset LP (Black Sweat Records) French Archives 1977-80 is a four-LP box set of fully unreleased archival materials, retracing Ariel Kalma's path and spiritual journey during the '70s. Kalma's sensitive ear is expressionist, almost a possible scenario for astral architectural utopias of visionaries such as Hablik, Taut, Steiner, or Poelzig. It absorbs and re-reads in a personal way some insights of the cosmic psychedelia of the early '70s such as K. Schulze, Heldon, Tangerine Dream, Popol Vuh.
Scott, Raymond "Soothing Sounds For Baby Volumes I-III" 3xLP (Music on Vinyl) The Soothing Sounds For Baby series by Raymond Scott were pressed in limited quantities and have been out of print for almost over a decade. This 3xLP reissue is housed in a thick cardboard jacket and the package includes a download coupon containing all the tracks of the albums + an insert with credits and detailed information about this extraordinary release.
Umiliani, Piero (M. Zalla) "Africa / Continente Nero" 2xLP (Dagored) Double LP bundle of two first official Piero Umiliani reissues. Africa from Piero Umiliani's M. Zalla moniker, originally released in 1972, and Continente Nero, released under Umiliani's own name in 1975. Contains inserts with liner notes for each release; Edition of 500.
Biosphere "Compilation 1991-2004" 2xCD (Biophon) The Norwegian ambient producer presents an album of hard-to-find tracks taken from various compilation albums released between 1991 and 2004.
Chra "On A Fateful Morning" LP (Editions Mego) On her latest release, Chra, aka Christina Nemec, sketches out a psycho-geographical map that guides you to the border of the internal and external world. Pastose bass drones, airy ambient synths and processed audi osamples form a hypnotic stream. On A Fateful Morning is haunting music to play in the dark -- conspirative, uncanny, with a dystopian smack.
Galas, Diamanda "At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem" LP (Intravenal Sound) Vinyl LP pressing. Diamanda Galás is a Greek-American avant-garde composer and performer, whose work confronts the subjects of violence and despair with political conviction and austerity. At St. Thomas the Apostle Harlem documents Galás' volcanic May 2016 performance at St. Thomas the Apostle church in Harlem, NY, described by the New York Timesas "guttural and operatic, baleful and inconsolable, spiritual and earthy, polyglot and wordless, nuanced and unhinged." The concert, produced by Intravenal Sound Operations and Red Bull Music Academy, was composed exclusively of what Galás calls "death songs."
Mhysa "Fantasii" LP (Halcyon Veil) Halcyon Veil present fantasii, the full-length debut of Mhysa, aka multidisciplinary artist E.Jane. Mhysa is in possession of a totally compelling voice and production style, both feeding into a sound that's prone to intuitively explore and reassert the limits of R&B, electronica, or modern soul in 2017. Think Klein's freeform R&B structures riddled with Rabit-like production tics, and you're in grasping distance of the fractious but idiosyncratically coherent styles of Mhysa. fantasii is a vital addition to the canon of boundary pushing and resetting music and politics also espoused by Elysia Crampton, Rabit, ANGEL-HO, or Chino Amobi. In Pitchfork's Top 10 Experimental Albums of 2017.
Polypores "The Impossibility" LP (Polytechnic Youth) Polypores, aka Stephen James Buckley, makes haunted space music using an ever-expanding mound of synthesizers, samplers, and old tape recorders. The Impossibility was inspired by the destruction of the planet Earth by the human race, the early works of JG Ballard, Tarkovsky's Stalker (1979), conspiracy theories. Edition of 300.
v/a "Italia New Wave" LP (Spittle) Collection of 13 tunes that focuses on the Italian underground/post punk scene of the '80s. A multiform sonic attack that marks the history of a movement whose echo reflected the amazing creativity of a generation. Features Neon, Luc Orient, 2+2=5, La Maison, and more.
v/a "Italia Synthetica 1981-1985" LP+CD (Spittle) Represents the musical mutation that occurred after the post-punk hangover, flourishing in Italy between 1981-1985. Robotic rhythms and intuitions that also knew how to fill up the dancefloor. Features four previously unreleased tracks by Der Blaue Reiter, along with tracks by Modo, Actor's Studio, and La Maison. LP includes CD which features five bonus tracks from the Italia New Wave LP.
Hanz "Plasty 1" 12" (Tri Angle Records)
Les Points "Occult Anti-Neo-Liberal Acid Squad Vol. 1" 12" (Les Points )
M.E.S.H. "Hesaitix" LP (Pan) Hesaitix sees the Berlin producer M.E.S.H. firmly engage in a a place where the unconscious and the alien intersect. Departing from the cinematic abstraction of Piteous Gate and the hectic drums of Damaged Merc, Hesaitix is marked by its hyper-ornamented rhythms and a sense of pensive, moonlit spaces. Hesaitix is an unnerving injection into both the social space of club music and the interior space of digital audio fantasy.
Tornado Wallace "EP For Animals Dancing" 12" (Animals Dancing) New EP from Australian balearic/deep house producer.
OST "7 Volte 7: Colonna Sonora" Armando Trovajoli LP (Beat Ball) A classic score by legendary Armando Trovajoli for the comedy-action-spy movie directed in year 1968 by Michele Lupo and produced by Marco Vicario.
OST "Call Me By Your Name" 2xLP (Music on Vinyl) Soundtrack to the new film on blue vinyl.
OST "The Dark Crystal" Trevor Jones LP (Enjoy The Toons) Features Trevor Jones' musical score written for the groundbreaking fantasy classic directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, and was arranged specifically for an album listening experience.
OST "Metal Slug" Takushi Hiyamuta LP (Data Disc) The culmination of more than a year's collaborative work with SNK Corporation, to develop an exclusive soundtrack release for the Japanese publisher's most iconic franchise and one of the most beloved shooters of all time. The vinyl edition includes the complete music from the first entry in the series (Metal Slug: Super Vehicle-001), composed by Takushi Hiyamuta in 1996. Working in collaboration with the SNK Sound Team, the audio was sourced from a NEOGEO development kit in Japan and then mastered at our in-house studio in London. The release is packaged in a gatefold sleeve with accompanying double-sided lithographic insert, featuring rare artwork from the Japanese archives and a special translucent OBI strip with fluorescent Pantone print.
OST "Rocket Knight Adventures" Konami Kukeiha Club LP (Ships To Shore) The acclaimed soundtrack to Konami's Sega Genesis classic Rocket Knight Adventures. Using the Genesis' FM Synthesis to great effect, Rocket Knight Adventures features triumphant melodies balanced with action themes that sound as if they were pulled directly from a classic Yellow Magic Orchestra album.
OST "Seven Samurai" by Fumio Hayasaka LP (Soundtrack Factory) Reissue of the soundtrack to the Kurosawa classic.
Vangelis "Blade Runner" LP (Rhino/Gc) Back in print.
Kay Odyssey "What's a Woman to Do" LP (Little Bit Records) Vinyl edition of the latest LP from Austin, TX psych-pop group.
"California Infernal: Anton Lavey & Jayne Mansfield" BK (Trapart Books)
"Change Your Brain" Timothy Leary BK (Ronin Publishing)
"Cocaine" Pitrigrilli BK (Ronin Publishing)
"David Bowie: The Man Who Fell To Earth" BK (Tashen)
"David Lynch: Interviews" BK
"Karlheinz Weinberger: Swiss Rebels" BK (Stiedl)
"Kim Gordon: Is It My Body?" BK (Sternberg Press)
"Slouching Towards Bethlehem" Joan Didion BK (Farrar Straus Giroux)
"You Can't Win" Jack Black BK (Nabat Books)
DVD & BLU-RAY
And Now the Screaming Starts! BluRay (Severin) A British Gothic ghost story about an ill-fated married couple's horrific homecoming to the husband's haunted estate. Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Patrick Magee, Stephanie Beacham, Roy Ward Baker, 1973.
Asylum  BluRay (Severin)
Eye of the Cat BluRay (Shout Factory)
Land That Time Forgot BluRay (Umbrella Entertainment)
Love "Love Story" DVD (Start Productions) Feature length documentary recounting the story of the quintessential L.A. band Love and their singer Arthur Lee. The DVD includes one hour of bonus features as well as liner note from Bobby Gillespie making this the definitive Love DVD. The film includes rarely seen TV performances from 1966 & 1970 plus rare and unseen archive photographs.
Orca BluRay (Umbrella Entertainment)
Seven Blood-Stained Orchids BluRay (Code Red)
Friday, January 12th
POP / ROCK
Big Star "Live At Lafayette's Music Room-Memphis, TN" CD/LP (Omnivore) Live performance from 1973 First time on LP (2 LP set with download card) LP and CD both come with download of rare interview with Alex Chilton and Andy Hummel.
Concrete Blonde "Still in Hollywood" 2LP (Capitol) First time on vinyl. The album is a collection of previously unreleased material, live tracks and cover songs. Features the acclaimed track 'Everybody Knows'.
Heron Oblivion "The Chapel" LP (Heron Oblivion) The Chapel was recorded live to analog tape at the Chapel in San Francisco on January 27th, 2017, capturing Heron Oblivion at peak stage powers and bookending nearly a year of performance and touring in support of their critically acclaimed self-titled debut for Sub Pop Records.
Jaguwar "Ringthing" LP+CD (Tapete) Jaguwar sway from combining saccharine pop with Amphetamine Reptilian noise to sounding like a serendipitous encounter between The Cure and Ride. Ringthing is a shimmering, reverberating, crashing monolith of an album.
Panda Bear "A Day With The Homies' 12" (Domino) New 5 track vinyl-only EP from Animal Collective founding member and solo artist Noah Lennox a.k.a. Panda Bear.
Shame "Songs of Praise" CD/LP/CS (Dead Oceans) Debut album from Shame. The band cite The Fall, Country Teasers, Television Personalities and Wire among their biggest influences, and the icily claustrophobic sound of Concrete sets it in a lineage with Magazine and Joy Division. Colored vinyl version also available.
Typhoon "Offerings" LP (Roll Call) Offerings, the first album from indie rock group Typhoon in four years, following up 2013's critically-acclaimed White Lighter, is made up of 14 tracks divided into four movements. On gold vinyl.
RAP & HIP-HOP
Future "HNDRXX" LP (Epic) Hndrxx is the sixth studio album by American rapper Future. It followed the release of Future's fifth eponymously titled album by one week, and features guest appearances from Rihanna, The Weeknd, Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj.
Future "s/t" LP (Epic) Future is the eponymous fifth studio album by American rapper Future. The album features production by Metro Boomin, Zaytoven, DJ Khaled, The Beat Bully, Southside, alongside production from other members of 808 Mafia such as DY, Fuse, Tarentino and Tre Pounds.
Lil Keke "Don't Mess Wit Texas" LP Limited double colored vinyl LP pressing. Don't Mess wit Texas is the first album by southern rapper Lil' Keke. It contains the hit single "Southside". The album was released on June 17, 1997. Leo Stanley of Allmusic wrote: 'Lil' Keke's debut album, Don't Mess Wit Texas, is an entertaining, bass-heavy gangsta record. Like most of his Southern-based contemporaries, Lil' Keke spends more time working a groove than with his lyrics, which makes Don't Mess Wit Texas sound like a party record, not a hardcore mission statement. And that's not a bad thing..." Lil Keke was an original member of the Southern hip hop collective Screwed Up Click. He gained national attention with "Southside" from Don't Mess Wit Texas.
Lil Uzi Vert "Luv is Rage 2" (Explicit) 2LP LP Luv Is Rage 2 is the debut studio album by Lil Uzi Vert. It was originally released on August 25, 2017 and serves as a sequel to Uzi Vert's commercial breakthrough mixtape Luv Is Rage.
Notorious BIG "Big Poppa (White 12" Single)(SYEOR 2018 Exclusive)" 12" (Bad Boy Records) Limited edition white vinyl version.
PUNK & HARDCORE
Messis, Paul "Songs of Our Times" LP (13 O'Clock Records) Since the release of his first single, back in 2009, Paul Messis has been a whirlwind of musical activity. Along with his own work as a songwriter, he is still an active member of The Higher State and The Suburban Homes. Now he's back full circle with his third full-length album, containing a dozen songs firmly rooted in his solid bedrock of sound, meshing jangly '60s-style garage-punk with folk-rock/folk-punk moves.
Ashbury "Endless Skies" LP (High Roller) Reissue of the debut album from this obscure US hard rock group, originally released in 1983.
Black Wolf Nightmare "s/t" CS New tape by experimental black metal group.
Cloven Hoof "Fighting Back" LP (High Roller) Reissue of their 1986 live album.
Cloven Hoof "The Opening Ritual" LP (High Roller) Reissue of their 1982 debut EP.
Dio "Holy Diver" LP (Rhino/Warner Bros.) Remastered reissue on red vinyl.
Dio "The Last In Line" LP (Rhino/Warner Bros.) Remastered reissue on blue vinyl.
Hobbs Angel of Death "s/t" LP (High Roller) Reissue of the 1988 debut album from this Australian thrash metal band.
Necrot "Blood Offerings" LP (Tank Crimes) Crushing old school death metal for fans of Bolt Thrower and Autopsy. Foil-stamped gatefold jacket with color vinyl. Download card included.
Pleasure Seekers, The "What A Way To Die" LP (Sundazed) Archival release of material from this killer all-girl garage rock group featuring Suzi Quattro. On white vinyl.
ZZ Top "Tres Hombres" LP (Rhino/Warner Bros.) Reissue on green vinyl.
PROGRESSIVE & PSYCHEDELIC ROCK
75 Dollar Bill "Wooden Bag" LP (Other Music) Reissue of their 2013 debut album. The singular music of this instrumental duo draws various sources from around the world and across disciplines, everything from Mauritanian guitar to raw minimalism and blown-out urban blues.
Rising Storm, The "Calm Before" LP (Sundazed) Reissue of the highly-coveted 1967 debut album from US garage psych group.
Ultimate Spinach "s/t" LP (Sundazed) Reissue of the 1968 debut album from classic psych group. Mono version on colored vinyl.
Sly & Robbie Meet Dubmatix "Overdubbed" LP (Echo Beach) Dubmatix got his hands on original Sly & Robbie tracks and spent months crafting this new album. Sly & Robbie's tunes, which are originally without vocals, haven't simply been dubbed; extracting the individual essence of each track, Dubmatix has added a plethora of tweaks, ideas and individuality. Features Jay Spaker (John Brown's Body), Screechy Dan, Prince Alla, and more.
v/a "Pantsula! The Rise Of Electronic Dance Music In South Africa, 1988-90" 2xLP (Rush Hour) Late '80s South African dancefloor winners only, selected by DJ Okapi and Antal.
King, Freddy "Let's Hide Away and Dance Away with..." LP (Sundazed) All-instrumental 1961 LP from the guitarist idolized by Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Stevie Ray Vaughan and many others.
SOUL, FUNK & R&B
Hunter, James Six " I Don't Wanna Be Without You b/w I Got My Eyes" 7" (Daptone) New single from the British R&B group.
Notorious B.I.G. "Hypnotize" LP (Bad Boy Records) 20th anniversary Edition of Notorious B.I.G's single Hypnotize.
Senay, Eddy "Hot Thang!" LP (Modern Harmonic) Reissue of the debut LP from Detroit funk guitarist. On gold vinyl.
Superfonicos "Rio Negro" 7" - New single from Afro-Colombian funk group.
Vandross, Luther "Never Too Much" LP (Legacy) Reissue of the 1981 album from the Soul/R&B singer. Features the hit title track which still goes so hard.
JAZZ & IMPROV
Hancock, Herbie Quartet "Chicago 1981" LP (Hi Hat) Herbie Hancock Quartet, live on Soundstage, Chicago 1981. Excellent performance live from the American Live Concert Series Soundstage. Features Wynton Marsalis, Buster Williams, and Tony Williams. Originally broadcast on PBS-TV.
COMPOSERS, LIBRARY MUSIC & NEW AGE
Aparicio, Emilio "Expansion Galactica" LP (Mental Experience) Mental Experience present the first ever collected works of Guatemalan electronic experimental musician Emilio Aparicio, collecting five 45s he released from 1969-1971. Aparicio was a pioneer of the Moog synth in Latin America. Aparicio's music is a fascinating blend of primitive homemade electronics with Latin influences. Imagine "Psyche Rock" era Pierre Henry (1970), Gershon Kingsley, and Bruce Haack meeting Joe Meek at the Guatemalan jungle. Remastered sound; Insert with rare photos and liner notes by Ruffy Tnt (Discodelic).
Lucier, Alvin "Criss-Cross/Hanover" LP (Black Truffle) Premier recordings of two recent works by legendary American experimental composer Alvin Lucier. Demonstrating the restless creative drive of an artist now in his 80s, the two recent works presented here both feature the electric guitar, an instrument Lucier has just recently begun to explore. Side A features "Criss-Cross", Lucier's first composition for electric guitars, written in 2013 for, and performed by, Oren Ambarchi and Stephen O'Malley. In the comparatively lush "Hanover" on side B, Lucier creates an unearthly sound world of sliding tones from violin, alto and tenor saxophones, piano, vibraphone (bowed), and three electric guitars. Mixed by Alvin Lucier.
Yoshimura, Hiroshi "Pier & Loft" LP (17853 Records) First ever vinyl release; originally released on cassette by Japanese label Fukusei Gijutsu Kohboh in 1983. The late Hiroshi Yoshimura, a pioneer of Japanese ambient music, was involved in a wide range of fields, such as sound design for public installations, graphic design, visual poetry, free improvised performance, and inventing his own instruments. The seven songs on Pier & Loft were created for a fashion exhibition held at a warehouse in the Tokyo bay area. Produced by Yoshio Ojima.
Carter, Chris "The Spaces Between" LP (Optimo Music) Chris Carter is one of the founding members of Throbbing Gristle, and partners with Cosey Fanni Tutti. This version doesn't include all the tracks on the original album, but has been enhanced and remastered from the original tapes and includes one bonus track.
Fondation "Les Cassettes 1980-1983" LP (Bureau B) Fondation created sonic collages -- underpinned by synthesizer, organ, drum computer, and guitar -- that owed much to the experimentalism of the seventies. Bureau B have selected the most intriguing and illuminating tracks from Fondation's three tapes: Metamorphoses (1980), Sans Etiquette (1980), and Le Vaisseau Blanc (1983). Coaquette contributed to Musica Elettronica Viva, Spacecraft, and Delired Cameleon Family. Raghel contributed to Spacecraft, Pandemonium, Zed, and Chantal Grimm.
v/a "Kale Plankieren: Dutch Cassette Rarities 1981-1985 Vol. 1" LP (Knekelhuis) Kale Plankieren offers a glimpse into the artistic DIY music movement that was growing extensively outside of mainstream circles. Features Das Ding, Plus Instruments, De Fabriek, and more.
GOTHIC ROCK & DARKWAVE
Psyche "All Things Pass Into The Night" 12" (Optimo Music) 2017 repress; Red vinyl. Psyche is a Canadian dark-synth pop act centered around singer Darrin Huss who have continued to record and perform for nearly 30 years. Psyche's version of "Goodbye Horses," originally made famous by Q Lazzarus, has maintained their renown.
K-Lone "In The Dust" 12" (Soundman Chronicles) Helmed by Wisdom Teeth label head K-Lone, the three track release also features a remix from Bristolian duo O$VMV$M.
Needs "Walkin' Thru Circles" 12" (Needs) Remastered 2017 version of the 2002 Thump mix with a new version on the flip, played with band and the addition of live instruments. Legendary German house label Needs returns with a new release on the exclusive Gold Edition.
Planetary Assault Systems "Deep Heet Vol. 4" 12" (Mote Evolver) New 12" from techno producer Luke Slater's long-running project.
Tanaka, Fumiya "Beautiful Days EP3" 12" (Sundance) Sundance presents two extended tracks from Fumiya Tanaka.
Weirdest Dream "White Worms" LP (Dopeness Galore) Weirdest Dream is the moniker and playground of Stockholm-based galactic explorers Daniel Fagerström and Luciano Leiva. With a history of releases on RVNG International and Permanent Vacation, the duo plays around in a constellation of all analog and early digital synthesizers such as the TR-909, Waldorf Microwave, Yamaha DX7, Roland Juno-60, and Akai MPCs.
Morales, Sean "Call It In" CD/LP (Super Secret Records)
Friday, January 5th
POP / ROCK
Blow, The "Brand New Abyss" CD/LP (Self Released) Written and produced using a production rig that the duo painstakingly developed over the past four years; a mothership of patched-together modular synthesizers, ancient samplers and audio production gear. Like wizards in a craggy laboratory, they worked in seclusion, teaching themselves to control the raw material of sound using basic elements of electronic synthesis.
High Aura'd "No River Long Enough Doesn't Contain a Bend" LP (Debacle) The latest from John Kolodij's High Aura'd is a moody and masterful instrumental journey, taking the listener into a variety of zones - some soothingly meditative, others ominous and dark. There are atmospheric acoustic and electric rambles that bump against blindingly beautiful walls of sound, sinister Lynch-ian soundscapes that slip into billowing clouds of feedback. Features Angel Olsen.
Matthews, Dave & Tim Reynolds "Live at Luther College" (Legacy / RCA) 4LP Collection pressed on 150-gram vinyl.
Walsh, TW "Terrible Freedom" LP (Self Released)
PUNK & HARDCORE
Gauze "Fuckheads" LP (XXX Records) White vinyl reissue collecting the first two 12"s of Japanese Hardcore legends onto one LP.
Gauze "Genkai Wa Dokoda" LP (XXX Records) Reissue of the 1991 album from legendary Japanese hardcore group.
Gauze "Kao O Aratte Denaoshite Koi" LP (XXX Records) Reissue of the fifth album from Gauze, originally released in 1997.
Yanomamos "Comes Alive" LP (Con D'or) Grant Hart (Husker Du, Nova Mob) returns to his Yanomamos side project after 27 years! Jammed out psychedelic improvisations, riff damage with peaks and valleys galore. Drenched in a spaced out production.
Tomb Mold "The Bottomless Perdition / The Moulting" CD (Blood Harvest) This collection comprises the Canadian death metallers' first two (and long sold-out) demos on one convenient format. Between these two demos, the duo wrote their self-confessed "love letter" to '90s Finnish death metal: cavernous, slimy, and serpentine, this is Tomb Mold in their rawest form.
Watain "Trident Wolf Eclipse" CD/LP (Century Media) 2017 album from the Swedish black metallers. Trident Wolf Eclipse is the band's long-awaited follow-up to their 2013 album The Wild Hunt. LP is on indie-exclusive lilac vinyl.
JAZZ & IMPROV
Morgan, Lee "Vol. 3" LP (Blue Note UK) This 1957 session from trumpeter Lee Morgan, which dates among his earliest recordings for Blue Note, is an excellent post-bop album. The compositions by Benny Golson (who also plays tenor on the date) are streamlined and accessible, yet are still complex and full of challenging ideas. Morgan shows off his nimble technique, and is ably assisted by Gigi Gryce on alto, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums.
Penguin Cafe Orchestra "Union Cafe" LP (Erased Tapes) Reissuing of Penguin Cafe Orchestra's final studio album Union Cafe including a vinyl edition for the first time - out December 1st 2017 to coincide with the 20th Anniversary of founder Simon Jeffes' passing in 1997. Indie-only clear vinyl.
COMPOSERS, LIBRARY MUSIC & NEW AGE
Shimizu, Yasuaki "Kakashi" LP Virtual Originally released in 1982, Kakashi is another high water mark in the 80s Japanese underground. This album, which has gathered cult status in recent years, is the project of musical visionary Yasuaki Shimizu, and considered to be a highlight of his solo career. Shimizu was the bandleader of Mariah, who also saw their album 'Utakata No Hibi' reissued by Palto Flats in 2015. Kakashi offers a similar blend of saxophone experimentations, jazz fusion and ambient dub excursions. Since the 70s Yasuaki has collaborated with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Julee Cruise, David Cunningham and others.
Ferrante and Teicher "Soundproof - The Sound of Tomorrow Today!" LP (Del Ray) Before they became the kings of easy listening chart hits, accomplished pianists Ferrante and Teicher made a quirky, experimental record that has achieved cult status. This rare recording is space age pop, exotica, bachelor pad, lounge and cocktail music all rolled into one! It is one of their rarest most sought-after releases and a 'must have' addition to any true music fan's library. 180 gram.
Blue Ruin - Brooke & Will Blair - LP - Soundtrack to the 2013 film. Pressed in an edition of 400 copies. Housed in a UV gloss finished sleeve. 150 copies available on blue vinyl with a rust haze effect, and 300 copies on blue vinyl with a rust splatter effect.
Live Cargo - Brooke & Will Blair - LP - Soundtrack to the 2016 thriller. 350 copies on 180 gram seafoam green vinyl packaged in UV gloss finish sleeves with black polylined inner sleeves.
Sweet Virginia - Brooke & Will Blair - LP - Soundtrack to the 2017 film.
Margaret Chavez "A Loupe" LP (Goliad Media Group)
Reynolds, Randy "Positiveness" LP (Rock Tumbler Records)
Matinee: All Ages On The Bowery 1983-1985 BK (Radio Raheem) Between 1983 and 1985, New York City photographer Drew Carolan began photographing patrons of the now-infamous hardcore matinees that were going on at seminal underground music club, CBGB. During the week, Carolan was working as an assistant to legendary portrait photographer Richard Avedon, and on weekends he set up a makeshift studio across the street from CBGB and intercepted kids on their way to the all-ages afternoon shows. The result is a collection of photographs capturing the beauty, vulnerability, and the unbridled energy of youth during the height of the Reagan years. The Bowery at that time was a true melting pot of downtrodden adults, underage hardcore punk kids, and people living on the fringes of society. Now, more that thirty years later, all of that has disappeared and a copacetic, prosperous, and gentrified element has taken its place. While the hardcore punk scene still thrives today, these photographs capture a time and place in history that no longer exists.
Friday, December 22nd
POP / ROCK
Head, Michael & The Red Elastic Band "Adios Senor Pussycat" LP (Violette) Michael Head (The Strands, Shack, The Pale Fountains) continues his The Red Elastic Band project with the beautiful and evocative Adiós Señor Pussycat, his first album of new material since 2006. LP version limited to 1000 copies.
James, Jim "Tribute To 2" LP (ATO Records) Gold vinyl version now in stock.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard "Polygondwanaland" LP (ATO) New album from the Australian psych group.
L'Orange "The Ordinary Man" LP (Mello Music Group) Del The Funky Homosapien and Oddisee guest on producer L'Orange's early 2000's style set with stripped down jazz grooves.
Stik Figa "Central Standard Time" LP (Mello Music Group) 2nd official release from Topeka KS rhymer with guests Elzhi, Homeboy Sandman and Quelle Chris.
V/A "Thud Rumble - Dirtstyle 25th Anniversary" LP (Thud Rumble) In celebration of Dirtstyle 25 Year Anniversary DJ Qbert took to the lab to compile what he calls a 'master library of all the greatest skratch sounds from 1992-2017'. This double LP is comprised of over 1300 classic and new Dirtstyle sounds. Featuring artwork from Doug 1, this record set is the new DJ essential tool.
Andrews, Courtney-Marie "On My Page" CD/LP (House Arrest) Re-release of folk singer/songwriter Courtney Marie Andrew's 2013 album On My Page
Alexander "s/t" CD (No Label) CD version now in stock. New Haven, Connecticut native David Shapiro (Headroom, Nagual), presents his self-titled debut. Tied to "American Primitivism", Alexander incorporates a contemporary pool of influence, and offers a broadened fingerstyle palette through patience and self-assuredness. Recorded on a guitar that Shapiro built himself.
Leadbelly "A Celebration: Classic Sides 1934-1944" LP (JSP Records) Iconic early recordings superbly remastered with first vinyl release. Leadbelly remains an American musical icon. His style was both hardcore Country Blues and Songster/Folk tradition. This gives him that rare thing-a genre busting appeal even so many years after his death, with a wider public knowledgeable and interested in his life and music. This classic early material is both musically stunning and historically important-a rare combination.
Ashby, Dorothy "Dorothy's Harp" LP (Music on Vinyl) Dorothy Ashby was an American jazz harpist, one of the very few who used her instrument to play credible jazz and bebop. In 1969 the studio album Dorothy's Harp was released on Cadet Records. On the album, she covered songs from Jimmy Webb ('By The Time I Get To Phoenix'), Burt Bacharach & Hal David ('This Girl's In Love With You'), John Lennon & Paul McCartney ('Fool On The Hill'), and others. The record also includes the two Brazilian styled compositions 'Reza' and 'Canto de Ossanha' and two songs written by Dorothy Ashby herself, displaying her craft on the harp with some great bongo work.
Bailey, Derek / Han Bennink "s/t" 2LP (Honest Jon's) Reissue of album originally released in 1972. Recorded in London in 1972, Incus 9 was Derek Bailey and Dutch drummer Han Bennink's second record (after an Instant Composers Pool in 1969). Paired here with a brilliant session from the following year, with the same power and friendly combativeness, and oodles of creativity, technique, and humor.
Lightmen Plus One "Free As You Wanna Be" LP (Now Again Records) Revolutionary, spiritual jazz from Houston, reissued for the first time - the first in a series of four expanded reissues of drummer and bandleader Bubbha Thomas's lauded catalog.
V/A "Tokyo Nights: Female J-Pop Boogie Funk 1981 to 1988" 2xLP (Cutlures of Soul) This compilation presents 12 of the most memorable and sought-after songs of the era recorded by female artists. The music is a reflection of the unbridled optimism, technological achievement, excess and exuberance of Bubble-era Japan. While influenced by American R&B and boogie, elements of fusion, YMO style Technopop, and adult-oriented rock (AOR) are front and center.
Kalkaba, Hamad and The Golden Sounds "Hamad Kalkaba and The Golden Sounds 1974-1975" CD (Analog Africa) Collection comprising the discography of Hamad Kalkaba, one of Cameroon's forgotten geniuses. Gathers three singles from Kalkaba, with fuzzed-out bass, pin-sharp horns, and the unshakable foundation of Northern Cameroon's mightiest rhythm: the Gandjal. Kalkaba, the president of the Confederation of African Athletics by the time Analog Africa tracked him down, provided photographs, lyric sheets, and notes for this release. LP version comes in a gatefold sleeve; 180 gram vinyl; Includes an eight-page, LP-size booklet.
Vargas "La Terremoto", Dolores "Anana Funk Hip, 1970-1975" LP (Pharaway Sounds) Compilation of recordings by Dolores Vargas "La Terremoto". Anana Funk Hip is dedicated to the '70s period of Dolores Vargas, known as "The Earthquake" due to her wild and frenzied dancing style. If you're looking from flamenco funk and groovy rumba pop, look no further.
V/A "Habibi Funk" CD/LP (Habibi Funk) Compilation of eclectic pop music from the Arab diaspora.
REGGAE & DUB
Blackstones "Insight" LP (Burning Sounds) Long out of print reggae winner, back on vinyl. Insight was a Phill Pratt (Star Wars Dub) project originally released in 1979. Features many heavyweights from the Jamaican studio scene like Sly & Robbie, Ansel Collins, Tommy McCook and more.
PUNK & HARDCORE
Total Control "Laughing at the System" 12" (Alter) New EP from the Australian group.
Jess & The Ancient Ones "The Horse and Other Weird Tales" CD Svart The Horse and Other Weird Tales sees them take a magical mystery trip to the dark side of the sixties as seen through the eyes of modern-day occult rock musicians. This time the band went for an organic and human approach and produced a very old fashioned album, 9 songs and 31 minutes, recorded and mixed together with their live sound engineer. Groovy, heavy, psychedelic beat music? Occult head exploding meltdown? All of them and more.
Widow and Children "Volume 1" LP (Found Object) Southern-fried doom from Gainesville, FL.
Masin, Gigi "Talk to the Sea" LP (Music From Memory) Back in stock.
Calcium "s/t" LP (Monster Melodies) Never before released album by Calcium. A legendary French psychedelic rock album, recorded in 1969, of which only two tracks were released at the time. Calcium included some of France's greatest psych players at the time including saxophonist Didier Malherbe (Gong, Clearlight), guitarist Didier Léon (Barney Wilen), and later, guitarist Denys Lable (Jean Claude Vannier). Color vinyl; Includes two inserts; Edition of 1000 (numbered).
Chimera "'Holy Grail" [Pink Floyd] CD (Morgan Blue Town) Legendary 'lost' masterpiece featuring members of Pink Floyd on CD with bonus tracks. Chimera or Chimaera's 1969 album remastered from original master tapes with eleven additional previously unreleased bonus tracks. Features Pink Floyd's Nick Mason - part producer and drums on The Grail, Rick Wright - keys on Lady with Bullets... and Fleetwood Mac's Bob Weston on guitar.
Soul Jazz Records presents: "Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3: Experimental German" by v/a 2xCD/3xLP (Soul Jazz) This fascinating third collection offers a selection of classic German electronic and rock tracks from bands including Neu!, Cluster, Popol Vuh, La Düsseldorf and Agitation Free, alongside a host of rare tracks by lesser known artists including Michael Bundt, Bröselmaschine, Dronsz, Achim Reichel and others.
Etla "LP1" CS (Found Object)
Etla "LP2" LP (Found Object)
Haino, Keiji / John Butcher "Light Never Bright Enough" CD/LP (Otoroku) Otoroku present the audio documentation of the first UK meeting of Japanese avant-garde artist Keiji Haino and saxophonist John Butcher. Recorded live at Cafe Oto in July 2016, the results are an uncompromising milieu of swirling sound played out as a total union of these two legendary performers. Haino's blues drenched guitar entices skittering notes from Butcher's sax playing as numerous sonic clues unravel over the course of this unique and compelling journey.
Koufar "My Names is My Name" CS (No Rent)
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement "Papua Land Where Spirits Still Rule" LP (Hospital Productions) The sixth and final part in a series of first-time vinyl editions of early Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement material. Originally released on tape in 2012 in a run of 16 copies. Dominick Fernow's most (oc)cultish projects creates an inverse, endothermic alternative to the raging energies of his Prurient output or the searing, propulsive combustions of Vatican Shadow. RIYL: Coil, Demdike Stare, Prurient, Brian Eno / Jon Hassell's Fourth World. Edition of 500.
Rental, Robert & Glenn Wallis 's/t" LP (Dark Entries) Robert Rental, British pioneer of post-punk, DIY, and industrial music & Glenn Michael Wallis of the group Heute, NKVD, and Konstruktivists. In the Summer of 1979, Robert invited Glenn to his studio in Battersea to jam. Robert on guitar and Glenn on an EDP Wasp synthesizer. Influenced by Krautrock bands like Can, NEU!, Cluster/Harmonia, as well as Terry Riley and Brian Eno the duo forged a unqiue brand of Industrial music. Tape loops and synthesizer sounds played backward conjure dark ambient moods.
Tarotplane "358 Oblique" LP (Lullabies For Insomniacs) Second album from Baltimore's PJ Dorsey. Using guitar, effects, and processing, Dorsey produces time suspending soundscapes -- immersive music for merging the mind and body.
TNC6 "Sekundenschlaf" LP (Blackest Ever Black) Sleep-deprived, breakbeat-driven vignettes of unclear authorship, from somewhere west of Lake Lagoda, near the Russia-Finland border. Sekundenschlaf has significant points of correspondence with contemporary European electronic music, as well as the golden age of (early) jungle and ambient techno. An improvised feel with iridescent melodies, all bound together with field recordings of eavesdropped conversations, blurred into abstraction.
Glorious Din "Closely Watched Trains" LP (Onderstroom) Reissue of album originally released in 1987. Includes booklet with interview and liner notes. 180 gram vinyl; Edition of 1000.
Trisomie 21 "Chapter IV" 2xLP LP (Dark Entries) Post punk band formed in 1981 in the north of France, influenced by Kraftwerk, The Residents, Yello, P.I.L as well as the films of George A. Romero. Their music consists of lush soundscapes that do not easily fit into any one category. Musically their mood is melancholic and one can hear traces of Joy Division, Durutti Column and The Cure.
Trisomie 21 "Le Repos Des Enfants Heureux " LP (Dark Entries) Reissue of the debut album from French post-punk band, now featuring 4 bonus demo tracks.
Trisomie 21 "Passions Divisées" LP (Dark Entries) Reissue of the second album from the French post-punk band.
Trisomie 21 "Wait and Dance" LP (Dark Entries) Reissue of 1985 mini-LP with 5 remix tracks included.
Solid Space "Space Museum" LP (Dark Entries) First ever official vinyl reissue. Solid Space was the British duo of Dan Goldstein (keyboards, vocals) and Matthew "Maf" Vosburgh (guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals) formed in 1980. The band assembled eleven bedroom recordings that would become one of the most cherished DIY obscurities of its kind. Space Museum is an unveiling of atmospheric, minimalist post punk supported by bright melodies. The music combines drum machines and synths with acoustic guitar and toy drums whilst also experimenting with samples between tracks. Representing a bubbling spirit within the underground, they foreshadowed an entire world of independent music which would emerge across the '80s and well into the '90s.
Bug, The "Bad / Get Out The Way" 12" (Ninja Tune) New 12" which features his signature hard hitting style including vocal features from frequent collaborator and Roll Deep member Flowdan and Killa P and Irah.
Celestial Trax "Nothing Is Real" LP (Purple Tape Pedigree) Debut album by Celestial Trax (real name Joni Judén). Judén describes his debut as a departure not only in sound but also geographically and spiritually from his previous output, having found an increased interest in mysticism and the esoteric.
Myers, E "Love/Hate" 12" (Dark Entries) Contemporary producer E. Myers has self released four limited edition white label 12"s since 2015, whilst managing to remain low profile. Whoever they are, we guess they're huge fans of late 1980s Chicago House, Shep Pettibone, and Colourbox.
Parrish, Theo "The Baby Steps" 12" (Sound Signature) Reissue of Parrish's first-ever solo 12-inch.
Red Axes "Nyx Tape" 12" (Dark Entries) 4-track EP by the prolific production duo from Tel Aviv. The pair were raised on a diet of post-punk, new-wave, and Italo-disco at fogged out warehouse and basement parties.
Avocados, The "s/t" LP (Found Object) Traditional surf rock birthed in the heart of Austin, TX.
OST "Blade Runner 2049" by Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch [2xLP, 150-g, Download Included] LP (Epic) The Blade Runner 2049 soundtrack highlights the entrancing, ethereal, and enigmatic original score composed by Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch.
OST "Stranger Things 2" Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein [Upside Down Inter-Dimensional Blue Vinyl] 2xLP LP (Lakeshore) Soundtrack to the second season of the hit Netflix Series, Stranger Things, with music by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein.
DVD & BLU-RAY
Funeral Parade of Roses BluRay (Cineliciouspics) Long unavailable in the U.S., director Toshio Matsumoto's shattering, kaleidoscopic masterpiece is one of the most subversive and intoxicating films of the late 1960s: a headlong dive into a dazzling, unseen Tokyo night-world of drag queen bars and fabulous divas, fueled by booze, drugs, fuzz guitars, performance art and black mascara. No less than Stanley Kubrick cited the film as a direct influence on his own dystopian classic A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. A key work of the Japanese New Wave and of queer cinema, FUNERAL PARADE has been restored in 4k from the original 35mm camera negative and sound elements for this 2017 re-release.
Friday, December 15th
POP / ROCK
Daphni "Joli Mai" LP (Jiaolong) New full-length album from Daphni (aka Caribou, aka Dan Snaith).
Daphni "Ne Noya/Yes, I Know/Jiao" 12" (Jiaolong)
Douglas, Charles "The Burdens Of Genius" LP (Mono-Tone) First time on vinyl. Had it not been for bad timing, mental illness, rampant drug abuse, and a penchant for burning bridges, Charles Douglas might be thought of today as a songwriter on par with Stephen Malkmus, Beck, Daniel Johnston, Robert Pollard, and other members of the indie-rock aristocracy. Playing all the instruments himself, recording in the basement of his parents' house in Allentown, Pennsylvania, his songs range from gleeful stoner anthems to deranged anti-folk to noisy pop to lo fi bubblegum.
Guided By Voices "Space Gun" 7" (GBV Inc)
Lord Buffalo "S/T" CD/LP (Clerestory AV) After four EPs and countless shows, Lord Buffalo release their first full length album. The record captures the band exploring the sonic space of the great plains--the play between the flooding river and the land, the intersection of folk art, experimental, and psychedelia.
Sia "Everyday is Christmas" LP (Atlantic) Sia's first ever Christmas album.
Specials "s/t" LP (Chrysalis ) 180 gram reissue of their 1979 debut.
Swift, Taylor "Reputation" 2LP Picture Disc LP (Big Machine) Limited double picture disc vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release, the sixth studio album from the pop singer/songwriter.
Thor & Friends "The Subversive Nature of Kindness" LP (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.
Wagner, Walter "Reworks" LP (Sub Pop) Legendary Seattle pianist Walt Wagner, known for his piano renditions of popular songs, has teamed with Sub Pop to record distinctive piano arrangements of songs from Band of Horses, DJ Shadow, Prince, Phoenix, My Bloody Valentine and more.
Blu & Exile "In the Beginning: Before the Heavens" LP (Fat Beats) 10 years after Blu and Exile released their magnum opus Below the Heavens, the California duo have reunited to release 14 tracks from the original 2007 sessions.
Derty Dan "Derty Dan's Cheap Thrills" CS/LP (Street Corner Music) Derty Dan's Cheap Thrills, his second release on SCM, and fourth record in as many years has arrived. As with prior self-released albums West Side Of The Moon and Eclipse, Dert sticks to one group for the source material that he then flips, chops and obliterates over the albums 16 tracks.
Marty Baller "Baller Nation" LP (Omerta) Limited 180 gm white vinyl LP. A$AP Mob affiliate Marty Baller started his career out as A$AP Ferg's hype man before becoming a solo artist. 'Baller Nation' is Marty's second mixtape, following 2016's 'Marty G Raw.' The concise 10 track tape sees Marty upping the stakes, with confident lyrics, big trap beats and an all start features list including A$AP FERG, Rich The Kid, Rob $tone and Smooky Margeilaa.
Meyhem Lauren & DJ Muggs "Gems From the Equinox" LP (Soul Assassins Records) Vinyl LP pressing. Produced entirely by the legendary DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill. Featuring Action Bronson, B-Real, Roc Marciano, Sean Price, Conway, and Mr. Muthaf***in' eXquire. Sonic influences from elements of Cypress Hill's Black Sunday, Mobb Deep's Hell On The Earth and Capone and Noreaga's The War Report.
RSXGLD "s/t" LP (Fat Beats) Double gold vinyl LP pressing.
Beatles, The "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" LP (Capitol) On the same date, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band's 2017 stereo mix will be released in two distinct 1-LP vinyl editions: a 180-gram black vinyl LP and a limited, collectible picture disc vinyl LP. Produced by Giles Martin for this year's universally heralded 'Sgt. Pepper' Anniversary Edition releases, the album's new stereo mix was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by Giles' father, George Martin. Praised by fans and music critics around the world, The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' Anniversary Edition is 2017's most celebrated historical music release and an ideal gift for Beatle People here, there, and everywhere.
Beatles, The "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" LP (Capitol) Limited picture disc vinyl LP pressing of 2017 remix of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Dylan, Bob "Time Out of Mind: 20th Anniversary" LP (Legacy) New 2017 Columbia reissue of Time Out Of Mind from Bob Dylan. 180 gram double vinyl LP record with a bonus 7".
Alexander "s/t" LP (No Label) New Haven, Connecticut native David Shapiro (Headroom, Nagual), presents his self-titled debut. Tied to "American Primitivism", Alexander incorporates a contemporary pool of influence, and offers a broadened fingerstyle palette through patience and self-assuredness. Recorded on a guitar that Shapiro built himself.
Tharpe, Sister Rosetta "Live in 1960" LP (Org Music) Sister Rosetta Tharpe was the first great recording star of gospel music and among the first gospel musicians to appeal to rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll audiences, later being referred to as "the original soul sister" and "the godmother of rock and roll". This live recording from 1960 had never been on vinyl, until now, a whole 57 years later. The set has plenty of variety, lots of sincere feeling, and high levels of musicianship from the unique performer.
Pascoal, Hermeto & Grupo Vice Versa "Viajando Com O Som: The Lost '76 Vice-Versa Studio Session" LP (Far Out Recordings) Previously unreleased album. Recorded in two days in 1976, at Rogério Duprat's Vice Versa Studios, the sessions featured Hermeto's go-to "Paulista" rhythm section. Hermeto decided to record with this group following a show at Teatro Bandeirantes, a performance which lasted for hours and where the music organically moved from structured compositions to "freer" improvisational works.
Kalkaba, Hamad and The Golden Sounds "Hamad Kalkaba and The Golden Sounds 1974-1975" LP (Analog Africa) Scorching Afro-psych-funk fuzz 'n grub from outta Cameroon, c. mid '70s, picked and dusted down by Samy Ben Redjeb's ever-dependable Analog Africa label.
Tarawangsawelas "Wanci" LP LP (Morphine Records Italy) Musical duo from Bandung, mainly performing a contemporary version of Tarawangsa, the sacred music from Sundanese West Java. Here they are joined by their teacher and maestro, Pak Pupung Supena, together with, Pak Jaja, on "Sekalipun". Wanci is a minimalist, cosmic album composed with a careful modern interpretation of one of the most mystical and spiritual genres in Indonesia.
v/a "Duomo Sounds Ltd: Nigerian '80s Disco Music To Move Your Soul" LP (Livingstone Studio) An amazing collection of disco music released in the '80s (1980-84) that includes many sought-after tracks, reissued here for the first time. Features Mike Umoh, Bindiga, Christy Ogbah, and more. Liner notes by Nigerian Music expert Uchenna Ikkone; Includes previously unpublished photos.
v/a "El Apagon: Peruvian Chicha from the Horoscopo Vaults, 1978-1988" LP (Pharaway Sounds) First ever compilation dedicated to this groundbreaking Peruvian label, Discos Horóscopo. Founded by Juan Campos in 1977, the Discos Horóscopo label was the major outlet for the real Peruvian chicha sound: a surreal and irresistible blend of psychedelic fuzz-tone guitars, infectious echo-drenched vocals, electronic keyboards, and tropical/Andean rhythms.
v/a "Pantsula! The Rise Of Electronic Dance Music In South Africa, 1988-90" 2xLP CD (Rush Hour)
v/a "Roots Of Salsa Volume 1: Classic Latin Tunes Become Salsa Hits" LP (Grosso! Recordings)
v/a "Zou Zou Zou" LP (Kongamato) Ten tracks of Afro-funk, boogie, and soul, all full of hypnotic grooves. Features: François Lougah, Ngaydo Ba, Carmen Ezumah, and more.
PUNK & HARDCORE
Lebenden Toten "Mind Parasites" LP (Blackwater) Years in the making, an incredible new LP from legendary Portland punks Lebenden Toten. Noise drenched insanity, execution bar none. Includes a foldout lyric poster.
Repos "Hearts and Heads Explode" LP (Youth Attack) Originally released in 2006 and out of print until now, this deluxe reissue features newly-remastered audio by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios. Pressed on 180gm black vinyl, this LP comes housed in an embossed, spot-gloss slipcase with a slightly-updated jacket design and a euro sleeve displaying art sourced from original materials, including an unseen live photo of the band playing a Dekalb, Illinois basement show from this era.
Repos "s/t" LP (Youth Attack) Originally released in 2004 and out of print until now, this deluxe reissue features newly-remastered audio by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios. Pressed on 180gm black vinyl, this LP comes housed in a slipcase with a slightly-updated jacket design and a euro sleeve displaying art sourced from original materials, including an unseen live photo of the band during their first-ever performance at Buffalo Bill's garage in the south Chicago suburbs in 2003.
Slapshot "Step On It" LP (Taang!)
v/a "Hard-Core Ljubljana" LP (FV Zalozba) Originally published in 1986,and without a doubt one of the most powerful hardcore punk compilations release, showcasing the furious sounds coming out of Slovenia's capital (then part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) Featuring U.B.R., Odpadki Civilizacije, Tozibabe, Epidemija, and III. Kategorija.
Destroyer 666 "Phoenix Rising" LP (Season of Mist) Color vinyl reissue.
Elder "Dead Roots Stirring" LP (Armageddon) Boston trio's second full length album for Meteor City, and their first in three years. Equal parts hypnotic rhythm, uncompromising heaviness, and soaring melody. For fans of Electric Wizard, Black Pyramid, Sleep, Fu Manchu, Colour Haze.
Elder "Self Titled / Demo" 2LP (Armageddon)
Enslaved "Blodhemn" LP (Osmose) Color vinyl reissue.
Enslaved "Eld" LP (Osmose) Color vinyl reissue.
Enslaved "Frost" LP Osmose Color vinyl reissue.
Ihsahn "Adversary LP (Spinefarm) Reissue of ex-Emperor frontman Ihsahn's debut solo album, originally released in 2006.
Ihsahn "After" LP (Spinefarm) Reissue of Ihsahn's third solo album, released in 2010.
Ihsahn "Das Seelenbrechen" LP (Spinefarm) Reissue of Ihsahn's fifth solo album, originally released in 2013.
Ihsahn "Eremita" LP (Spinefarm) Reissue of Ihsahn's fourth solo album, originally released in 2012.
Midnight "Sweet Death and Ecstasy" CD (Hells Headbangers)
Midnight "Sweet Death and Ecstasy" LP (Hells Headbangers) Their highly anticipated third album. Athenar and co. return with their darkest and most daring effort yet.
Spectral Voice "Eroded Corridors of Unbeing" LP (Dark Descent) Highly anticipated devastating debut album of crushing doom laden death metal from Colorado's Spectral Voice. Featuring members of Blood Incantation.
Aparicio, Emilio "Expansion Galactica" CD (Mental Experience) Awesome, totally psychedelic Moog experiments by a forward thinking musician from Guatemala, recorded in collaboration with his patron and producer, the painter Roberto Abularach. This collection contains tracks from Emilio Aparacio Moog's rare singles, privately released during the period 1969-1971. Expect a fascinating blend of primitive homemade electronics with Latin influences, sounding like a psychedelic Pierre Henry or Gershon Kingsley, or Bruce Haack fighting Joe Meek in the Guatemalan jungle. Info and photos are included.
Kaynatan, Gökçen "s/t" LP (Finders Keepers) The first-ever collection of Gökçen Kaynatan's pioneering early electronic works. Featuring a selection of his experimental pop and rock recordings dating from as early as the 1968, Gökçen Kaynatan features highly sought after singles as well as previously unheard archive material.
Mazza, Roberto "Scoprire Le Orme" LP (Soave) First vinyl reissue, originally released on cassette in 1991. Mysterious, charming, and wavering, Scoprire Le Orme ("Discover The Footsteps") represents a unique musical experience; a kind of minimal folk with far Eastern baroque influences. Roberto Mazza (formerly a member of Telaio Magnetico, along with Franco Battiato, Lino "Capra" Vaccina, and Juri Camisasca) has since the early seventies devoted himself to the study of both British and Scottish traditional music, with closer attention to the Hebrides archipelago. This work, originally published only on audiotape, has been recorded in complete autonomy with Mazza himself playing the compositions and utilizing instruments such as oboe, Bardic harp, and synthesizers.
O.A.S.I. "Il Cavaliere Azzurro" LP (Soave) O.A.S.I. (Paolo Modugno, Massimo Terracini, Gino Castaldo and Ermano Ghisio Erba) blended industrial experimentation, ambient and concrete, with a strong ethnic element. Composed as the score to an avant-garde theatre play, 'Il Cavaliere Azzurro' is a work that identified a historical moment of fervid experimentation and inspiration. Though intended to be played during a theatrical performance, the music vividly stands out without the visual accompaniment. This material was originally released on IRA in 1986.
Shimizu, Yasuaki "Kakashi" CD Virtual Originally released in 1982, Kakashi is another high water mark in the 80s Japanese underground. This album, which has gathered cult status in recent years, is the project of musical visionary Yasuaki Shimizu, and considered to be a highlight of his solo career. Shimizu was the bandleader of Mariah, who also saw their album 'Utakata No Hibi' reissued by Palto Flats in 2015. Kakashi offers a similar blend of saxophone experimentations, jazz fusion and ambient dub excursions. Since the 70s Yasuaki has collaborated with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Julee Cruise, Van Dyke Parks and others.
Yoshimura, Hiroshi "Music For Nine Postcards" LP Empire Of Signs 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.
Crystalized Movements "Mind Disaster" LP (Twisted Village)
F/i "Space Mantra" LP (Sorcerer)
Nico "Chelsea Girl" LP Reissue.
Soul Jazz Records presents: "Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3: Experimental German" by v/a 2xCD/3xLP (Soul Jazz)
Velvet Underground "1969" ( ) 2LP This definitive vinyl edition of VU's 'lost' fourth album presents one cohesive collection on two LPs, with many tracks and mixes making their vinyl debut. You'll hear the original 1969 mixes of "Foggy Notion," "I'm Sticking with You," "Andy's Chest," "She's My Best Friend," "I'm Gonna Move Right In," "Ferryboat Bill," "Ocean," "Rock & Roll," 2014 mixes of "One of These Days," "Lisa Says," "Ride into the Sun," "Coney Island Steeplechase" and more precious original recordings of an iconic band.
Ama Divers "Shadow Seeking Sun" LP (No Rent Records) Top Staff Pick back in stock!
City of Dawn "Recovery II" CS (Aural Canyon) "Recovery II" by McAllen, TX native Damien Duque aka City Of Dawn is dedicated to people on the autism spectrum. This album is meant to provide the listeners, especially those whom are diagnosed with autism, and/or suffering with depression or anxiety, with the feeling that they are not alone.
Electric Sound Bath & Inner Travels "S/T" CS (Aural Canyon)
Garza, Tanner & Funeral Parlor "Dark Days" CS (Aural Canyon) From September 2015 to December 2016, Tanner Garza & Funeral Parlor started cutting together what would eventually become "Dark Days". With the mutual influence of severe depression, an unhealthy fascination with the macabre, and the likewise enjoyment of collaboration, Tanner Garza & Funeral Parlor have turned a varying mix of everything weird.
HackedePicciotto "Menetekel" 2xLP [Einsturzende Neubauten] LP (Potomak) HackedePicciotto, Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten) and Danielle de Picciotto (Space Cowboys), present Menetekel. Darker than their last album, the symbolic and spiritual questions asked supply an unusual depth to the album, giving it a universal and very poignant touch of the human quest. Double LP version includes a bonus track, a signed photo, and a download code.
Pacione, Adam / Derek Rogers "S/T" CS (Aural Canyon) Adam Pacione is a composer and sound designer from Texas. His music contains elements of ambient textures, drones, field recordings, processed radio transmissions and modular synthesis for your own personal soundtrack.
Prurient "Rainbow Mirror" CD (Profound Lore)
v/a "80s Underground Cassette Culture Volume 1" 2xLP (Control Yourself) Double LP of beaten up and brutalized tracks from both unknown outfits and respected experimenters. Features Nocturnal Emissions, Merzbow, Human Flesh, Software, and many more
Visioner "S/T" CS (Aural Canyon) Visjøner is a new alias of Robert Thompson (Mohave Triangles / Quartz Safari / Paa Annandalii) that finds the producer exploring new ground making spaced out ambient techno with analog drum machines and hardware sequencers.
Current 93 "Thunder Perfect Mind" 2xLP (Spheres) Reissue of Current 93's seminal double album from 1992, Thunder Perfect Mind. Newly and perfectly remastered by The Bricoleur. Comes on transparent purple vinyl and includes a four-page lyric insert.
Glorious Din "Leading Stolen Horses" LP (Onderstroom)
Karger Traum "Such A Dream" CS (DKA) Despite wearing the obvious Einstürzende Neubauten, Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft, and Suicide influences proudly on their sleeve, Karger Traum have managed to create a sound that has as much forward momentum as it does reverence for the past.
Dige, Sally "Holding On" LP (DKA) Top Staff Pick Back in Stock! Sophomore album from this Berlin-based artist presents eight new tracks of dancefloor-ready synth-pop with a darkwave undercurrent.
Din "Real Dirt" LP (DKA) DIN, the project of Los Angeles's Josie Vand and Greg Vand, are able to extract choice elements from eras past and distill it into an impressively focused and modern sound. DIN will likely appeal to fans of Factory Floor, Tropic of Cancer, and Boy Harsher.
Bug, The "Bad / Get Out The Way" 12" (Ninja Tune)
Cell, Simo "Pour Le Club! EP" 12" (Livity Sound)
DJ Richard "Path Of Ruin" 12" (Dial)
Errorsmith "Superlative Fatigue" LP (Pan)
Frequencia "Jealous God Issue N. 19" 12" (Jealous God)
Model 500 "No UFO's + Remixes" 2x12" 12" (Metroplex)
Monster Rally "Flowering Jungle" LP (Gold Robot) Inspired by the sounds, visuals, and animals of a half-century's worth of travel and nature documentaries, Flowering Jungle acts as a companion piece to exploring new and exotic landscapes, wildlife, and communities.
Palta & Ti "EP'En Andre Hjem" 12" (Gravity Graffiti) New ambient house EP from Danish duo.
Remote Viewer "Us. In Happier Times" LP (Other Ideas ) A treasure trove of previously unreleased music from Remote Viewer a decade since their last release. Formed as a splinter group from Leeds-based Hood, Craig Tattersall, Andrew Johnson, and Nicola Hodgkinson comprise Remote Viewer. Ten grainy and richly evocative pieces of haptic scrabble and jaded gestures as inviting as a warm brew and a two-bar heater on a piss wet night.
Svengalisghost "TV Live" 12" (L.I.E.S.)
Toyin Agbetu presents Shades Of Black "Deepest Shades" 12" (Frame Of Mind) With the Deepest Shades EP Frame Of Mind introduces you to some of Toyin Agbetu's finest works selected from several out of print records initially released on his own Intrique label between 1990 and 1992.
Varg "Misantropen" LP (Northern Electronics)
Wanzer, Beau "Jealous God Issue N. 209" 12" (Jealous God)
Zomby "Mercury's Rainbow" 2xLP LP (Modern Love)
Queue Queue "S/T" LP (Self Released)
Wild Bill Ogden "Fighting For the Title" LP
OST "Batman Returns" LP (Mondo) 2XLP remastered version of Danny Elfman's score to Batman Returns. On 180g vinyl with all new artwork by Kilian Eng.
OST "Death Rides A Horse (Da Uomo a Uomo)" by Ennio Morricone LP (Dagored)
OST "Phantom Of Opera" LP (One Way Static) For the first time on vinyl, the complete unreleased recordings for 'The Phantom Of The Opera'. This is the original Rick Wakeman unedited soundtrack and contains the original mixes of the songs which are different to what eventually appeared on the "Phantom Power" album. Spread over two LP's, this set contains over 80 minutes & comes with extensive sleeve notes by Tim Scott.
OST "Stranger Things 2" Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein CD (Lakeshore)
OST "Stranger Things: Music From The Netflix Original Series" 2xLP (SMG) Contains songs from Seasons 1 & 2. This 2LP set contains a mini 8x12 fold-out poster and a crack-and-peel sticker. The album features nineteen songs and eleven audio clips from the show.
DVD & BLU-RAY
"Eggshells" dir. Tobe Hooper - BluRay
Freedom, Rhythm and Sound Revolutionary Jazz Cover Art 1965-83 by Gilles Peterson & Stuart Baker BK (Soul Jazz)
Friday, December 8th
POP / ROCK
A Certain Ratio "The Graveyard and The Ballroom" LP (Mute) Reissue of their debut release. The Graveyard and the Ballroom shows off A Certain Ratio's legendary mix of angular, bass-heavy post-punk. Originally released in 1980, this album has been a collectors' item ever since it's initial release on cassette. Produced by Martin Hannett, The Graveyard and the Ballroom contains 14 tracks: 7 demo songs from a session recorded at Graveyard Studios in September 1979 and 7 songs from a gig at the Electric Ballroom in October 1979, including early versions of future classic tracks like "Do The Du" and "Flight".
A Certain Ratio "Force" LP (Mute) Reissue of their 5th album. On yellow vinyl.
Belle & Sebastian "How to Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1)" 12" (Matador) 2017 release from the Scottish outfit. A new Belle and Sebastian release is always something to cheer.
Califone "Heron King Blues" DELUXE LP (Dead Oceans) Long out-of print re-issue of Califone's third, critically acclaimed full-length. Includes bonus LP with unreleased tracks
Courtneys, The "s/t" LP (Flying Nun) Reissue of their debut album on blue vinyl.
H.E.R. "s/t" (Her) LP (RCA) Double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket including digital download. 2016 release from singer/songwriter Gabi Wilson, better known by her stage name H.E.R. (acronym for "Having Everything Revealed").
James, Jim "Tribute To" LP (ATO Records) My Morning Jacket's Jim James pays tribute to the late George Harrison on an acoustic journey through seven of the quiet Beatle's songs. Tribute To was recorded in the days following Harrison's death on an eight track reel-to-reel tape recorder. The 2017 reissue features a previously unreleased track "If Not For You" and new artwork.
James, Jim "Tribute To 2" CD/LP (ATO Records) Deluxe vinyl LP pressing including digital download. 2017 release. My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James returns with Tribute To 2, a collection of cover songs that reverberate with hope and blur the boundaries of time and genre. James interprets songs made famous by a wide variety of artists including songs from The Beach Boys, Sonny and Cher, Dianne Izzo, Ray Noble and Al Bowlly, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Abey Lincoln and Irving Berlin.
PicaPica "Spring & Shade" EP CD (Rough Trade)
Preoccupations "Cassette" CS (Jagjaguwar) In late 2013, Preoccupations - then known as Viet Cong - released a small-run cassette EP only available on tour. Over the course of a year, Matt Flegel and Scott Munro worked in their basement studio with a mess of old and run down equipment to build a set of fresh material. Joined by bandmates Daniel Christiansen and Michael Wallace, the band completed work on an debut cassette. What emerged from the studio was a mixture of sharply-angled rhythm workouts and euphoric '60s garage pop-esque melodies, balanced with a penchant for drone-y, VU-styled downer moments, and became a hard-to-find classic.
Rogerson, Tom and Brian Eno "Finding Shore" CD/LP (Dead Oceans) New ambient album featuring Brian Eno. Sounds are sourced from piano, but manipulated digitally. On opaque blue vinyl.
Shovels & Rope "Busted Jukebox: Volume 2" CD (New West Records) Second installment of the collaborative effort between critically acclaimed duo Shovels & Rope and some of their favorite musicians and friends. The ten-song collection again finds the band covering well known songs or tracks they have either performed or arranged with other artists in the past. The album features collaborations with Brandi Carlile, John Moreland, Hayes Carll, Nicole Atkins, Rhett Miller and more.
Spirit Fest "s/t" LP (Morr Music) Bewitching avant-pop album from impromptu supergroup built around acclaimed Japanese duo, Tenniscoats. Recorded over two weeks in Munich, the Spirit Fest sessions sees Saya and Takashi of the Tenniscoats collaborating with Markus Acher (Notwist), Mat Fowler (Jam Money), and Cico Beck (Aloa Input, Notwist). From the tender beauty of Markus's "River River" and Saya's "Mikan" to the electro-Merseybeat of Tenniscoats' "Nambei", and the half-crazed pianica-reggae of "Shuti Man", the resulting album is a testament to the manner of which these musicians are able to channel their songwriting through their spontaneity. LP version comes in a gatefold sleeve and includes printed inner sleeve; Includes download code.
Spiritualized "Fucked Up Inside" CD (Glass Redux) Reissue, originally released in 1993. Consists of live recordings made by Spiritualized at the Crest Theatre in San Diego and the Hollywood Palladium in LA on the nights of November 19th and 21st in 1992. Originally only available via mail order, the Glass Redux CD marks the first commercially distributed release.
Stevens, Sufjan "The Greatest Gift" LP (Asthmatic Kitty) Limited colored vinyl LP pressing. The Greatest Gift is a mixtape of outtakes, remixes and demos from Sufjan's 2015 album Carrie & Lowell. This collection serves as a companion piece to the Carrie & Lowell Live album released earlier this year (and as an expansion to the original album). In the same way the live show featured re-interpretations of the songs from Carrie & Lowell, the mixtape unveils new remixes by several longstanding collaborators including Roberto C. Lange (aka Helado Negro), Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), and James McAlister (aka 900X).
Wiki "No Mountains In Manhattan" LP (XL Recordings) Wiki's anticipated debut album, following his lauded membership in Ratking, sees him pushing himself into the spotlight as the voice of a new generation of New York City hip hop.
Yorke, Thom "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes" LP (XL Recordings) Reissue of 2nd solo record from Thom Yorke on heavyweight 180g white vinyl.
Deltron 3030 "Deltron 3030 Instrumentals" LP (Deltron Partners) Reissue of the instrumental versions of Deltron's classic 2000 album.
Kurupt FM "Present the Lost Tape" CD (XL Recordings)
Open Mike Eagle "Brick Body Kids Still Daydream" LP (Mello Music Group) New album from MC/podcast host/comedian polymath on brick red vinyl.
Strait, George "Ocean Front Property" LP Limited vinyl LP repressing. Ocean Front Property is the seventh studio album by country music icon George Strait, released in 1987.
SOUL / FUNK / R&B
Finley, Robert "Goin' Platinum" CD (Nonesuch) Newest effort from soul singer Robert Finley.
Cosmic, Michael / Phill Musra Group "Peace in the World / Creator Spaces" 3xCD/2xLP (Now Again) The latest release in Now-Again's Reserve series is Michael Cosmic's Peace In The World & Phill Musra Group's Creator Spaces, packaged as a double LP. Free improvisation, first touched on by messengers like John Coltrane, Sun Ra and Albert Ayler, gives us an exuberant maelstrom that rejoices in life while it shoves back at complex, unforgiving social-political environments. The 70s Boston underground brought twin brothers Phill Musra and Michael Cosmic together with Turkish-born drummer Hüseyin Ertunç; as a trio, and with other Boston jazzers (John Jamyll Jones of Worlds Experience Orchestra, the 2nd Now-Again Reserve Edition entry), the twins each privately issued an album. Potent mixes of spirituality, expressionist fire and electrified newness, these LPs are presented as the 7th entry in the Now-Again Reserve Edition, mastered from the original tapes. Contains download card for .Wav files of the full release - including bonus tracks by Phill Musra Group and World's Experience Orchestra - and a booklet with extensive liner notes by jazz historian Clifford Allen, photos, show flyers and many other unpublished gems. In an homage to the original issues, both front and back cover feature hand-printed, pasted-on slicks.
Mankunku Quartet "Yakhal' Inkomo" CD (Jazzman Records) Reissue, 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. Fully licensed, and packaged with a new sleeve note by Francis Gooding and previously unpublished photographs from the Basil Breakey archive.
World's Experience Orchestra "As Time Flows On" LP (Now Again) Not available as a stand-alone vinyl release since first being issued as a private pressing out of Boston in 1980. WEO is the brainchild of bassist/composer/arranger John Jamyll Jones. Jones communicates with his instrument, his ensembles, and jazz's ancient lineage in a manner so profound that his late-'70s album are out of time with jazz's trajectory, but timeless when presented today. By the late '90s the music of World's Experience Orchestra was circulating throughout the collections of esoteric jazz fans who played WEO for the Coltrane-enthralled searching for something spiritual and honest.
Pran Nath, Pandit "The Raga Cycle, Palace Theatre, Paris 1972 Vol. 2" LP (Sri Moonshine Music) alace Theater in Paris 1972 was the first time a Master Indian Classical Vocalist had presented three consecutive days of ragas sung at the appropriate times of day, giving the Western audience insight into the characteristics that inform the moods and atmospheres of evening, afternoon, and morning ragas. The recording here is from the Saturday, May 27, 1972 afternoon concert and features Raagini Bheempalasi and Raag Puriya Dhanaashree. This is the Maestro at the very summit of his creative and vocal powers.
Anditi, Olima "Where Else Would I Be?" LP (Mississippi) Olima Anditi is an innovative guitarist and singer known and loved throughout Western Kenya. Blind since childhood, Olima travels the trucking routes along Lake Victoria, playing haunting, gorgeous tunes passed down through generations. This intimate session, recorded at Olima's rented room in Kisumu, Kenya in 2010, is being released for the first time on vinyl and digital.
Les Filles de Illighadad "Eghass Malan" LP (Sahel Sounds) Les Filles de Illighadad present their first ever studio album "Eghass Malan." The female led avant rock group hailing from the village of the same name bring their new genre of Tuareg guitar mixed with traditional rural folk. Versed in tradition, Fatou Seidi Ghali and her band have created contemporary studio versions that are unlike anything ever before recorded, transporting rural nomadic song into the 21st century.
v/a "Don't Sleep: Omutibo from Rural Kenya" LP (Mississippi) A compilation of uniquely Kenyan acoustic guitar songs, recorded in the homes and yards of Luhya musicians. In 2016, Cyrus Moussavi set out to learn the origins of Omutibo, a playing style invented by George Mukabi and adapted by his neighbors in a region that proved to be truly fertile for guitarists. These are the songs and stories of a golden era Kenya on the brink of independence, beautifully resurrected by the songwriters themselves over 50 years later. LP comes packaged in a deluxe metallic spot-color jacket, with an 8-page full color booklet featuring interviews, photographs, and lyrics in English and Luhya.
Atomic Bitchwax "Forcefield" LP (Tee Pee) 1st pressing on clear vinyl. Hard rock/stoner band featuring bassist Chris Kosnik and drummer Bob Pantella from Monster Magnet brings new album Force Field.
Judas Priest "Angel Of Retribution" 2xLP (Legacy) Angel of Retribution is the fifteenth studio album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest, originally released in 2005. It is the band's first album since Painkiller (1990) to feature Rob Halford.
Judas Priest "Killing Machine" (AKA Hell Bent for Leather) LP (Legacy) Killing Machine is the fifth studio album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest. With its release in October 1978, the album pushed the band towards a more commercial style; however, it still contained the dark lyrical themes of their previous albums. At about the same time, the band members adopted their now-famous "leather-and-studs" fashion image.
Judas Priest "Painkiller" LP (Legacy) Painkiller is the twelfth studio album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest, originally released in September 1990. It is the last Judas Priest album to feature lead singer Rob Halford until his return for the 2005 album Angel of Retribution and the first to feature drummer Scott Travis.
Rammstein "Herzeleid" 2xLP (Island) Limited double vinyl LP pressing. Herzeleid is the debut album by German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein, originally released in 1995.
Rammstein "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da" 2xLP (Island) Limited double vinyl LP pressing. Liebe ist für alle da (English: Love is here for everyone) is the sixth studio album by German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein, originally released in 2009.
Rammstein "Mutter" 2xLP (Island) Limited double vinyl LP pressing. Mutter (German for "mother") is the third album by Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein, originally released in 2001.
Rammstein "Reise, Reise" 2xLP (Island) Limited double vinyl LP pressing. Reise, Reise is Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein's fourth studio album, originally released in 2004.
Rammstein "Rosenrot" 2xLP (Island) Limited double vinyl LP pressing. Rosenrot is the fifth album by German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein, originally released in 2005.
Rammstein "Sehnsucht" 2xLP (Island)
Sadus "A Vision of Misery" CD/LP (Listenable) Import reissue of their third album, originally released in 1992. Red vinyl.
Sadus "Chemical Exposure" CD/LP (Listenable) Import reissue of their debut album, originally released privately in 1988 under the title "Illusions". A death thrash masterpiece, available on green vinyl.
Sadus "Swallowed in Black" CD/LP (Listenable) Import reissue of their second album, originally released in 1990. Red vinyl.
Sevendust "Sevendust" LP (TVT) Reissue of their self-titled debut.
Yob "The Great Cessation" CD/LP (Relapse) Deluxe reissue of Yob's fifth album, originally released in 2009. Ebbing and flowing between thunderous, skull-splitting riffage and rhythm to meditative moments of introspective psychedelia, The Great Cessation is an essential piece iof Yob's output. This definitive edition has been completely remastered, includes new artwork and two bonus tracks.
Shabaka, Jamaiel "The Land Of The Rising Sun" 2xLP (Roots Vibration) Reissue, originally released in 1988. Heavy roots reggae album by the avant-jazz horn player. With its unusual jazzy/improvised sonic essays among straight-up heavyweight roots tracks, saying that The Land Of The Rising Sun is an unusual-sounding reggae album is an understatement: after all, who in the reggae world improvised for days on end with Sun Ra? While living for two years near Kingston, Shabaka recorded his only but very personal album, using the studios from friends, including Sugar Minott. Shabaka delivers healing vibes and meditations, bringing an African jazz sound into the Caribbean groove and creating a unique reggae sound topped with conscious and positive lyrics. Includes a bonus track. Remastered by Equus; Comes in a gatefold sleeve; Liner notes by Seb Carayol; Edition of 500.
Johannsson, Johann "IBM 1401- A User's Manual" LP (4AD) Never before pressed on vinyl, IBM 1401, A User's Manual, is one of Jóhann Jóhannsson's most-loved works. Originally released in 2006, the decade since its release has seen Jóhann establish himself as one of the most important composers in the world, notably scoring movies such as Arrival, Blade Runner 2049, Sicario and The Theory of Everything. Clear vinyl.
Knud, Viktor "Ambiances / Images" LP (Institut for Dansk Lydarkaeologi) Institut for Dansk Lydarkæologi present a reissue that documents Knud Viktor's only two releases on record -- Images and Ambiances -- both released in 1972 on the French label L'Oiseau Musicien. Knud Viktor (1924-2013) was a Danish recordist and sound artist. Viktor was a pioneer of phonography and sound ecology. He spent most of his life trying to capture the tiny sound of animals and the sound of erosion on the rocks of Régalon (Lubéron, France) where he lived for almost 40 years. Viktor's pieces appear with the same degree of tape hiss, hum, and other "artifacts" related to his aesthetics, compositional process, and tools. Transfer from analog master tapes by Jean C. Roché. Edition of 300.
Biosphere "Shenzhou" 3xLP (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.
Crotty, Robert and Loren Connors "Robert Crotty With Me: Loren's Collection (1979-1987)" 2xCD/LP+CD LP (Family Vineyard) In the years 1978 to 1981, Robert Crotty would show up on Loren Connors' doorstep in New Haven, Connecticut with his tiny, almost toy guitar. The two would then spend hours playing acoustic blues. Robert Crotty with Me: Loren's Collection (1979-1987) is the first anthology of the late bluesman's work, as selected by Connors, his former playing partner and avant blues master. These are the unheard tapes of Crotty and Connors communing with the spirits of Delta and County Blues through their own revisions of standards and tingle-inducing improvisations. These also some of the Connors' earliest available recordings showing the development of his iconoclast guitar style and vocal moan.
Goner "Yogascum" LP (Hallow Ground) The vinyl release of Yogascum, from Martin Maischein's Goner moniker. Originally released as a small-run cassette release on Hospital Productions in 2017. Having received a grant by the Musicboard Berlin, he developed an audio-visual show around the three tracks at the core of Yogascum, all of which feature instruments and sounds previously unheard in his work. Features cellist Unter Lala and zK member and Coil mastering engineer Mark Godwin. 180 gram vinyl.
Lussi, Martina "Selected Ambient" LP (Hallow Ground) The material on Martina Lussi's Selected Ambient oscillates between electroacoustic composition, sound art, and live performance. The pieces are named after precious gemstones, all of which are traditionally ascribed with special powers. The compositions resist ambient's characteristically naïve re-enchantment of the world and distrust holistic esotericism's promise of healing and restoration. 180 gram vinyl.
Transcendence Orchestra "Modern Methods for Ancient Rituals" 2xLP (Editions Mego) Modern Methods For Ancient Rituals is the debut album from The Transcendence Orchestra, the duo of Anthony Child and Daniel Bean. Modern Methods For Ancient Rituals is an experiment in acoustic and synthetic symbiosis, deeply influenced by the atmosphere and acoustics of the rural location of Cats Abbey. Child and Bean conjure an audio experience which encapsulates elements of drone, trance, pulse, rhythm, and melody. Instruments used include Buchla Music Easel, harmonium, shruti box, bass guitar, hurdy gurdy, Electro Harmonix 45000, Strymon Blue Sky, and Roland RE 101 Space Echo, among others.
Visible Cloaks "Lex" 12" (RVNG INTL) Visible Cloaks' Lex proposes a utopian dream language and its accompanying sound, a limitless, delicate space developed by fluid musical techniques and subconscious voices. The six pieces comprising Lex simulate a more peaceful future, their mysteries telling a new tale in an unknown but imaginable melodic language. Utilizing software-based composition rooted in randomization, MIDItranslation and chance operations, the duo has established an improbable humanist mode of music from esoteric processes.
Martial Canterel "Drilling Backwards" LP (Onderstroom) Vinyl edition of Martial Canterel's Drilling Backwards, originally released on cassette in 2006. Inspired by "minimal synth" and industrial noise, the earliest outings from Martial Canterel (Sean McBride) are a bleak intellectual exercise in the dark and danceable. Sean is also one half of the duo Xeno & Oaklander together with Miss Liz Wendelbo. Artwork by Ruttens-Wille; Deluxe letterpress sleeve; Insert with lyric sheet. Edition of 500.
Martial Canterel "Sister Age" LP (Onderstroom) Vinyl edition of Martial Canterel's Sister Age, originally released on cassette in 2004. Artwork by Ruttens-Wille; Deluxe letterpress sleeve; Insert with lyric sheet. Edition of 500.
Equiknoxx "Colon Man" 2xLP LP (Demdike Stare) Colón Man is the debut album proper by visionary Jamaican dancehall artists Gavin Blair (Gavsborg) and Jordan Chung (Time Cow) plus their extended crew, aka Equiknoxx. Following the hugely acclaimed Bird Sound Power primer from 2016, Colón Man provides 13 brand new, more psychedelic, starkly dubbed perspectives on up-to-the-second dancehall. Recorded between December 2016 and June 2017, Colón Man sees the duo favoring far colder, more abstract sounds, crucially lit up with sparingly used samples that lend the record its dissonant, harmonic color and bittersweet hooks.
Jay Glass Dubs "Dubs" LP (Ecstatic) 81-minute compendium of Jay Glass Dubs' distinctive, greyscale echo chamber investigations, a prime "early years" survey of his work, compiled by Alessio Natalizia (Not Waving). A singular, stripped-down take on classic dub forms -- Jay retains the sound's heavy function and mystic qualities, but subtly updates its palette with nods to shoegaze, darkwave synth styles, and weightless dynamics. First time on vinyl for all the material included.
Kinder / Yimsock "20/20 Vol. 3" CS (Growth In Decay)
OST BANG! The Bert Berns Story by v/a 2xLP (SMG) Soundtrack to "BANG! The Bert Berns Story," the documentary about "Twist and Shout" songwriter, producer and label pioneer Bert Berns.
Friday, December 1st
POP / ROCK
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.