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.
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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.
Friday, October 27th
POP / ROCK
Baker, Julien "Turn Out The Lights" CD/INDIE LP (Matador) New sophomore full-length from the country-folk Memphis singer-songwriter. Baker is careful not to glorify life's darkest moments, and certainly doesn't on Turn Out the Lights. Rather, her candid portrayal of pain is a rare and beautiful gift. Beck "Modern Guilt" LP Vinyl reissue of the 2008 release. Beck "Mutations" LP+7" Limited vinyl LP repress of the 1998 release, including the bonus seven inch single ("Diamond Bollocks" / "Runners Dial Zero") as it came when it was originally released. Mutations was made up of Odelay B-sides, songs written on the road, and a few tracks shedding a light on where Beck was to go eventually with Sea Change. Bjork "The Gate" 12" (One Little Indian) A very limited run of Björk's new single 'The Gate' on single-sided 12". Chilton, Alex "Like Flies On Sherbert" LP (Vinyl Lovers) New reissue of the Big Star's sophomore solo effort from 1979. Dirty Fences "Goodbye Love" LP (Greenway Records) Their third studio album, packed with plenty of meaty riffs and perfectly-executed harmonies and features a guest appearance from Sheer Mag's Christina Halladay. On ''Goodbye Love,'' Dirty Fences give a nod to their influences -- which include acts like Redd Kross, The MC5, and Johnny Thunders, plus an obsession with early KISS and Motley Crüe through the lens of The Dictators and Ramones -- but manage to maintain an identity all their own. Front Bottoms "Going Grey" LP (Fueled By Ramen) Vinyl LP pressing including digital download. 2017 release from the New Jersey-based indie-rock underdogs, Going Grey finds the band embrace synths for their sixth studio album. Hercules & Love Affair "Omnion" 2LP New album from the disco-house revivalists includes contributions from Sharon Van Etten (on the title track) and the Horrors frontman Faris Badwan (on "Controller"). Jackson, Michael "Scream" 2xLP [Glow In The Dark Vinyl] (Epic / Legacy) Michael Jackson's Scream is the perfect collection of 13 all-time electrifying dance classics and fan favorites from The King of Pop on one album, including "Ghosts," "Thriller," "Dirty Diana" and more. The album also includes a brand-new bonus track: the five-song mash-up "Blood On The Dance Floor X Dangerous (The White Panda Mash-Up)." Kesha "Rainbow" 2LP (RCA) Includes digital download. 2017 album from the pop star, her first album in nearly five years. Rainbow marks a new beginning for Kesha, one based around inner strength and musical exploration as she achieves her vision for the album by enlisting a roster of collaborators ranging from Eagles of Death Metal to Dolly Parton. Ben Folds produced the title track with Kesha, while Ricky Reed produced and wrote numerous tracks as well. Wrabel co-wrote a collaboration that features the Dap-Kings horn section. Eagles of Death Metal are featured on two tracks, while Parton guests on a version of her 1980 country chart-topper "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You." Luppi, Daniele & Parquet Courts "Milano" LP (Columbia) New 2017 release from the Los Angeles-based Italian composer, musician, arranger and producer Daniele Luppi. Milano is a collaboration between Luppi and the NY-based alt-rock band Parquet Courts, and also features musical contributions from Yeah Yeah Yeahs vocalist Karen O. Maus, John "Screen Memories" CD/LP/DELUXE LP (Domino) Long-awaited first new music from the reclusive pop artist in six years, written and recorded in his Minnesota home. Maus is back, now with a PHD in Political Philosophy and a new collection of cryptic baroque synth-pop. Like Maus's best work, Screen Memories converses primarily through its musical and instrumental affect, coupled with bizarre and often-obfuscated lyrics. Spend some time immersed in their depths, and watch as they unravel and fill in Maus's immaculate vocal sketches. Available as a limited 'tv static' colored vinyl while we have it. Moore, Thurston & Umut Caglar "Dunia" LP (Monofonus) The one and only Thurston Moore with Umut Caglar (of Konstrukt) who give us an album of guitar duets entitled "Dunia." Recorded in Istanbul, Turkey during the same trip that teamed Thurston Moore with Konstrukt for a concert. The duo recording was done quietly in a studio as an aside on the very same trip. One time only pressing of 500 LP's with b&w photo insert & download card. Moyet, Alison "Alf" LP 180 reissue of the debut solo album from Yazoo vocalist. Moyet, Alison "Raindancing" LP Reissue of Alison's 1987 sophomore album. Weezer "Pacific Daydream" CD/LP (Crush Music) The 11th full-length studio release for the alternative rock band led by Rivers Cuomo.
Yo Gotti "I Still Am" CD (Epic) I Still Am is the ninth studio album by rapper Yo Gotti.
SOUL / FUNK
Harding, Curtis "Face Your Fear" CD/LP (Anti) Evoking the spirit of the true Soul music of yesterday, meshed with the realities of now, Curtis Harding has put together a collection of tunes described as "soul-meets-garage pop perfection." Harding, Curtis "Face Your Fear" INDIE LP (Anti) Indie exclusive clear vinyl. Ikebe Shakedown "The Way Home" CD/CLEAR VINYL LP (Colemine) Ikebe Shakedown's fourth album pulls from a wide range of influences including soul, afro, psych, and jazz, all coming together in a gritty, cinematic explosion. Meters "A Message From the Meters" 3LP (Real Gone Music) This 3-LP, 40-track collecton presents the A and B-side of every single that the Meters cut for the Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Label, virtually their entire singles output. These songs represent the mother lode of New Orleans funk, classic tracks like "Sophisticated Cissy," "Cissy Strut," "Look-Ka Py Py," "Chicken Strut," "Hand Clapping Song," "Hey Pocky A-Way," and more.
Pat Patrick and the Baritone Saxophone Retinue "Sound Advice" LP (Art Yard) New 2017 repress of Art Yard's 2015 reissue of composer, bandleader, and full-time Sun Ra Arkestra member Pat Patrick's sole album as a leader, the almost mythical Sound Advice, originally released by Sun Ra's El Saturn label in 1977. Recorded with Patrick's Baritone Saxophone Retinue -- a unique gathering of baritone saxophone masters including Charles Davis and René McLean -- Sound Advice is a deep-hued exploration of this special instrument, a lost masterpiece of Arkestrally-minded Ellingtonia on which higher adepts of the lower cosmic tones are heard in rare conference. Liner notes by scholar and musician Bill Banfield. Remastered and restored sound. Sun Ra "Discipline 27-II" CD (Corbett vs Dempsey) Originally released on El Saturn Records in 1973. Arguably the last great original-era Saturn LP to be reissued on CD, Discipline 27-II has long deserved to be more familiar to Sun Ra fans. Recorded during the same sessions in 1972 at Chicago's Streeterville Studios that produced Ra's most popular and best-known record, Space Is The Place, it's got much the same vibe, from the 24-minute four-part suite of the title track -- an important conducted piece that Ra performed frequently in these years -- to the opening cut, "Pan Afro", with John Gilmore's sensational tenor work. Zorn, John & Eugene Chadbourne "1977-1981" LP+Book (Song Cycle) Song Cycle Records present a reissue of 1977-1981, a collection of rare free-jazz pieces performed by John Zorn, originally released in 1998. First time vinyl release; Includes the original book with exclusive interviews, essays, and photos.
Aseethe / Obsidian Sword "Cast In Ruin" CS (Hand of Death) Split cassette featuring two sludge/doom groups. BLCKWVS "0150" CS (Hand of Death) New cassette release from this instrumental doom group. Blind Guardian "Battalions of Fear" CD (Nuclear Blast) A re-issue of Blind Guardian's long out of print 1988 debut album. Remastered in 2017 and includes 4 bonus demo tracks. Blind Guardian "Follow the Blind" CD (Nuclear Blast) A re-issue of Blind Guardian's long out of print 1989 sophomore album. Remastered in 2017 and includes 4 bonus demo tracks. Blind Guardian "Imaginations from the Other Side" CD (Nuclear Blast) A re-issue of Blind Guardian's long out of print 1995 fifth full-length album. Remastered in 2017 and includes 3 bonus demo tracks. Call of the Void "Ageless" CS (Hand of Death) Sophomore release from the metallic hardcore group. Clutch "Jam Room" PICTURE DISC LP (Weathermaker) "Jam Room" is the second in a series of three Clutch picture disc releases in 2017. This is the fourth full-length album by Clutch, originally released in 1999. Cranial "Dark Towers / Bright Lights" CS (Hand of Death) New cassette from this atmospheric sludge group. Darkthrone "The Wind of 666 Black Hearts" CD (Peaceville) Pre-album recordings from 1991 & 1992, during Darkthrone's transitional period towards Black Metal infamy. Dickinson, Bruce "Tattooed Millionaire" LP 180 gram reissue of the Iron Maiden singer's 1990 debut solo album. Earth Witch "Out of the Shallow" CD (Earth Witch) First full length album from this US bluesy doom group. Mastodon "Cold Dark Place" 10" Limited ten inch picture disc vinyl pressing of the band's new 2017 EP, featuring four previously unreleased tracks. Three of the tracks, "North Side Star," "Blue Walsh," and "Cold Dark Place," were recorded during the sessions for Mastodon's 2014 album Once More 'Round The Sun". A fourth track, "Toe to Toes," was recorded during the sessions for the band's most recent album. Northless "Cold Migration" CS (Hand of Death) New album from doom metal group. Thieves "S/T" CS (Hand of Death) New tape from abrasive metallic hardcore group.
Banshee "Caw" LP (Katorga) New Boston area group comprised of folks from Male Nurses, Bombers, and Combat Zone. Banshee hone in on a psychedelic punk sound. There's a rugged, 70's Detroit element behind it all - you could even call parts of this protopunk - with bits of International Artists (Golden Dawn, Red Krayola, Elevators) and strong songwriting. File alongside Vee Dee and Puffy Areolas LPs. Barbed Wire "Wanna Take A Ride?" 7" (Katorga) Debut 7" from this rocked-out NYC punk band. Features members of Hank Wood & the Hammerheads. Barcelona "Un Último Ultrasonido Nació Y Murió En Barcelona" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus) New album from this Spanish raw crust group. Kaleidoscope "Volume 3" LP (Katorga) The follow-up to several cassette releases on their own D4MT Labs imprint and a 7" EP on Katorga Works. An original sound - one that is undoubtedly crafted with a well-refined taste for international punk and hardcore, but also embraces experimentation. Engineered entirely in the group's home studio and layered with original samples, overdubs, and guest instrumentation from an ensemble of friends. The end result commands repeat listening. Packaged with a Risographed lyric booklet. Patsy "LA Women" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus) Following two singles and a demo cassette, La Vida Es Un Mus Discos presents the new full statement from the New Orleans foursome, featuring members of discordant punk stalwarts Mystic Inane. Patsy are a New Orleans band who make fast, slashing, catchy-as-hell punk. On their new 12" EP 'LA Women' Patsy bangs out seven stabs of frenetic pop weirdness, punctuated by Candice's schoolyard-taunt snarl. Permission "Contagious Life" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus) New album from group channeling Rudimentary Peni and Saccharine Trust. Secret Shame "S/T" CS (Hand of Death / Error) New tape from gothic post punk group. Slender "Walled Garden" 7" (La Vida Es Un Mus) Debut 6 Track EP from NYC's Slender. Draws comparison to The Snipers, Warsaw, and Swell Maps. Urchin "How to Make Napalm" 7" (Katorga) Rippin high-octane d-beat/raw punk done right. Urchin "Peace Sign" 7" (Katorga) NYC's Urchin follows up their debut 7". Troglodyte hardcore, like that from Stoke-On-Trent and Gothenburg. Ex and current members of Bloodkrow Butcher, Razorheads, Narcopleptics, etc.
PROG / PSYCH
v/a "Paul Major: Feel the Music Vol. 1" CD/LP (Anthology) A sonic odyssey into some of the weirdest records of all time, as refracted through the eminent musical mind of Paul Major, frontman of Endless Boogie. An LP companion to Feel The Music: The Psychedelic Worlds of Paul Major, a chronicle of the author's decades spent unearthing the rarest and strangest from the realms of lost heavy psych masterpieces, unheard private press loner folk jams, demented lounge artifacts and every other conceivable and inconceivable genre in between. Paul Major was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1954, placing him squarely in the generational path of rock 'n roll's mighty wave: fuzz guitar first blew his mind at age 12, and he hasn't looked back since.
Alessandroni, Alessandro "Ritmo Dell'Industria N.2" LP (Sonor Music Editions) Sonor Music Editions present a reissue of Alessandro Alessandroni's Ritmo Dell'Industria N.2, originally released in 1969. Dark vibes and haunting atmospheres with constant and moody industrial rhythms, filled with tons of drum breaks, trippy scat vocals, and Eastern inspired obsessive grooves. Back sleeve features deluxe liner notes written by Jonny Trunk. Edition of 500. Hassell, Jon "Dream Theory in Malaya: Fourth World Volume Two" LP+CD (Glitterbeat) The first-ever reissue of Jon Hassell's "Fourth World" masterpiece originally released in 1981. Collaborators 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. Partch, Harry "And on the Seventh Day Petals Fell in Petaluma" LP (New World) New limited first ever vinyl reissue of the 1966 release, now with previously unpublished bonus tracks and digital download. Performed by The Gate 5 Ensemble: Harry Partch (director), Danlee Mitchell, Harry Partch, Michael Ranta, Emil Richards, Wallace Snow, Stephen Tosh. Piana, Sestetto Dino & Oscar Valdambrini "10 Situazioni" LP (Sonor Music Editions) Originally released in 1973. A jazz funk jewel and the first album by this killer combo led by Dino Piana and Oscar Valdambrini. An original jazz library recording used for the soundtrack of TV program. Loads of stylish grooves with modal jazz numbers, smooth vibes, and cool jazz influences. Edition of 500. Reich, Steve "Berkeley University Museum - November 7, 1970" [Clear Vinyl] LP (Modern Silence) A 1970 live performance of four early works by Steve Reich: "Four Organs," "My Name Is," "Piano Phase," and "Phase Patterns." The resonant acoustics of the University of California at Berkeley Museum's concrete interior were especially appropriate for "Four Organs", with its long additive sustained chords over a maraca pulse. Transparent clear vinyl.
v/a "Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1978 - 1992" 2xCD (Music From Memory) Music From Memory's first multi-artist compilation Outro Tempo: Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1978-1992 explores the outer reaches of Brazilian music. As Brazil faced the last years of its military dictatorship and transition to democracy, a generation of forward-thinking musicians developed an alternative vision of Brazilian music and culture. They embraced traditionally shunned electronic production methods and infused their music with elements of ambient, jazz-fusion, and minimalism, while also referencing the musical forms and spirituality of indigenous tribes from the Amazon. Double CD release contains three tracks not included on the double LP version. Features: Andréa Daltro, Fernando Falcão, Priscilla Ermel, Anno Luz, and more.
Caretaker "Everywhere at the End of Time - Stages 1-3" 3CD (History Always Favours the Winners) The first three stages in a series of six albums by The Caretaker, compiled on a deluxe three CD collector's edition. Each album reveals new points of progression, loss and disintegration, progressively falling further and further towards the abyss of complete memory loss and nothingness. Housed in a deluxe eight-panel, triple digifile. Features new and exclusive artwork by Ivan Seal on each panel -- made especially for this series. Duncan, John "Klaar" LP (Black Truffle) First ever vinyl reissue of performance and sound artist John Duncan's Klaar, originally released in 1991 and partly created in collaboration with Andrew McKenzie (The Hafler Trio). Where some of Duncan's earlier recordings are abrasive walls of noise, Klaar occupies a more meditative territory. Both compositionally sophisticated and infused with a sense of mystery and a vital reality often lacking in more academic experimental music. Cover image and John Duncan portrait by Traianos Pakioufakis. LP design by Stephen O'Malley. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. JK Flesh "Suicide Estate" CD (Hospital) Solo rhythmic electronics from Justin Broadrick of Godflesh, aka JK Flesh. Originally a cassette on Hospital Productions in 2016, this CD reissue includes a new version of "Bayley Tower", previously unreleased. Suicide State makes the case for minimal austerity and maximal crush in productions that are both raw and precise. Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement "Ambient Black Magic" 2xLP+10" (Hospital Productions) Dominick Fernow's Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement presents Ambient Black Magic, the long-in-the-making new album proper. An epic 80-minute set that takes an artificial tropical humidity as a starting point before heading deep into a textured ambience. Features a remix from Substance.
v/a "Music From Memory: Compiled By Chee Shimizu" 2xCD (Music From Memory) A Japanese-released Music From Memory compilation provided by Chee Shimizu. Features a live recording of an exclusive Music From Memory DJ mix from Shimizu. Features: Suso Saiz, Joan Bibiloni, Gigi Masin, Roberto Musci, and more.
GOTH / DARKWAVE
Ministry "Live Necronomicon" 2xLP (Cleopatra) New release of the band recorded live at the Star Plaza Theatre, Indiana, on February 22, 1990 during the "Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste" tour. This is the show and performance that was captured, in an abbreviated form, on "In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)" album and video. Now released for the first time as a double LP pressing in gatefold sleeve. Captures the industrial legends at the height of their power. Includes performances of "Thieves," "So What," "The Missing" and many more fan favorites plus a special guest appearance from Jello Biafra.
Dendo Marionette LP (Bitter Lake) Despite existing for only a short period in the early 1980's, the sole output of legendary Japanese synth/new wave band Dendö Marionette (a 7" flexi released in 1981), remains one of the most fascinating and sought after releases of its kind. This exciting, industrial-tinged synth pop/new wave sound left a formidable mark on the Osaka underground music scene.Side A from S/T 7" flexi on QP. Records, released April 1981. Side B (Tracks 6-9) from previously unreleased EP recorded in 1982.
Chaos in the CBD "Comfort Zone" 12" (Mule Musiq) The New Zealand duo is back on Mule Musiq with another EP. "Comfort Zone" is a slow house burner enlarged with bird sounds, flute melodies, and super warm bass power. "Educate The Hear" marries dub atmospheres and four-to-the-floor grooves. "Pressure" is a gentle house track that stays calm while spreading hard to resist dance emotions and brings in funk that shakes the booty. Daphni "Joli Mai" CD (Jiaolong) Daphni (aka Caribou, aka Dan Snaith) follows up his FabricLive mix with this full-length. Joli Mai is comprised of extended versions of the tracks from the mix as well as the new, unreleased track "Vulture". E.F.A. "Arachno/Move To Trash" 7" (No 'Label') Debut 12" from acid/electro producer. Fret "Over Depth" 2xLP (Karlrecords) Mick Harris (Scorn, Quoit, Painkiller) returns after several years of hiatus with ten tracks of blasting landmine bass and interlocking shrapnel rhythms. The Fret project first surfaced years ago on the Downwards label, rooting it firmly in the dark, industrial and technoid world. 180 gram vinyl; Includes download code. Juju & Jordash "Sis-Boom-Bah" LP (Dekmantel) Juju and Jordan return with their fourth LP. Juju & Jordash have evolved far beyond their oddball house moniker. Their freestyle approach to performance, and immaculate refined sounds have became somewhat more defined, in a style thats unique, yet elaborate, with a sense of otherworldliness, not only befit for the dancefloor, but otherwise transcendental moments. Sis-boom-bah is an album steeped in studio traditionalism, with a direction towards composition. Kallal, Rose "Perseus" 12" (We Can Elude Control) New York based artist and musician Rose Kallal presents her debut album Perseus. Taking its title from the Greek mythological constellation, the collection creates a hypnotic and evolving flow of sound layered with rhythmic tones and primordial texture.
Os Mutantes "A Divina Comedia Ou Ando" LP (Vinyl Lovers) Originally released in 1970. The third album from the innovative pop trio Os Mutantes, the geniuses of wacked out Brazilian psychedelic rock and tropicalia now on 180 gram vinyl. Similar to their 1968 debut LP, half this record is all hits.
v/a "Jukebox Mambo Vol. 3" 2xLP (Jazzman Records) The third release in the Jukebox Mambo series sticks squarely to the formula of its predecessors; combining a crate-digger's passion for the obscure with an ear for instant dancefloor crowd pleasers. Since the release of their first Jukebox Mambo compilation album in 2012, Jazzman Records have been opening ears and minds to the delights of Latin-tinged rhythm & blues. Features: Percy Mayfield, Eddie Kochak, Roy Gaines, and more. Comes with in-depth track notes and photographs. Deluxe double vinyl tip-on gatefold.
Twain "Rare Feeling" CD/CS (Keeled Scales) Twain is the masterfully delicate creation of Mt. Davidson. Over the course of a young but eventful career, Davidson has contributed his virtuoso musicianship to the likes of The Low Anthem, Spirit Family Reunion, Deslondes and more. Now narrowing his focus to the solo project, Davidson maintains roots in indie folk and Americana while thoughtfully exploring sounds of psychedelia, making Rare Feeling a distinguishing, multi-textured beast.
OST "AKIRA" by Geinoh Yamashirogumi 2xLP Milan Score to the cult Japanese animated feature AKIRA directed by Katsuhiro Ohtomo. The Symphonic Suite features the original unremixed and complete versions of the music created by the group Geinoh Yamashirogumi under the supervision of mastermind Shouji Yamashiro. First official US pressing, on 180 gram vinyl.
OST "Castlevania (Netflix Series)" by Trevor Morris LP (Lakeshore) Soundtrack to the recent animated series.
OST "It" by Benjamin Wallfisch 2LP (Water Tower Music) Double vinyl LP pressing. Original soundtrack to the 2017 motion picture. New Line Cinema's horror thriller It, directed by Andrés Muschietti (Mama), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear n the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
OST "Pieces" by Stelvio Cipriani, Carlo Maria Cordio, and Fabio Frizzi, CLEAR VINYL LP ( Arrow Records) Original soundtrack to Juan Piquer Simon's gore-drenched slasher from 1982, Pieces. This classic score boasts a compelling selection of nerve-jangling themese drawn from the legendary CAM library, with compositions by Fabio Frizzi (Zombi 2, The Beyond), Stelvio Cipriani (Nightmare City), and Carlo Maria Cordio (Absurd). This vinyl release of the Pieces soundtrack has been newly-mastered from the original 1/4" analogue tapes by James Plotkin and is presented on 180 gram vinyl.
OST "Stranger Things: Music From The Netflix Original Series" Various Artists CD (SMG) 30 track compilation album includes a range of beloved 1980s hits and classic tracks featured in "Stranger Things" and the highly-anticipated second season, "Stranger Things 2." The album features nineteen songs and eleven audio clips from the show. Includes Toto ("Africa"), the Bangles ("Hazy Shade of Winter"), Corey Hart ("Sunglasses at Night"), and more.
OST "The Walking Dead" by Bear Mcreary LP (Lakeshore) Soundtrack to the TV show.
Blood Feast Blu-ray + DVD (Arrow Video) Don't Torture A Duckling Blu-ray + DVD (Arrow Video) Fabulous Journey To The Center Of The Earth DVD (VCI)
Friday, October 20th
POP / ROCK
Acid Baby Jesus "Lilac Days" LP (Fuzz Club) Acid Baby Jesus delivers a tripped-out blend of '60s garage vibes, psychedelic pop, Eastern folk and scuzzy rock'n'roll. 'Lilac Days' presents the 4-piece from Athens, Greece at its most colourful. Album Leaf, The "Seal Beach" LP (Eastern Glow Recordings) Bartell, Jaye "Light Enough" CD (Sinderlyn) Bartell spent about a year secluded in his Greenpoint bedroom, piecing together the intricate tunes and gentle melodies that furnish this new record. Brand New "Science Fiction" CD/LP (Procrastinate! Music Traitors) First new LP for the Long Island emo band in eight years and slated to be their last. On Science Fiction, Brand New manage to reinvent themselves while also recapturing the essence of what's made them so special and enduring to so many -- a wise and vulnerable conclusion for a rock band who were crucial in shaping a scene, and a sound. Seething with anxiety and frontman Jesse Lacey's trademark sarcastic self-flagellation, and with a gorgeous production that gives the music space to breathe, it's an emotional, intelligent work of grace and beauty. Available on limited colored vinyl while it lasts, only available at select indie record shops. Bully "Losing" CD/LP/CS (Sub Pop) Sophomore album from the Nashville indie rock group. Carey, Mariah "Butterfly" LP (Legacy) Limited edition vinyl picture disc LP pressing of the 1997 album from the pop/R&B diva. CCFX "CCFX EP" 12" (DFA Records) Choir Vandals "Dark Glow" LP (Animal Style) Debut album Circuit des Yeux "Reaching For Indigo" LP/CS (Drag City) New 5th album from Circuit des Yeux. Destroyer "Ken" CD/LP/DELUXE LP (Merge) New 12th full-length release for indie rock band led by Canadian musician Dan Bejar. With Ken, he has once again delivered an excellent record that offers both sonic surprises and familiar idiosyncrasies. Pressed to colored vinyl including a bonus 7" with solo acoustic versions of two album tracks, available while it lasts. Don Caballero "Singles Breaking Up (Vol. 1)" LP (Touch and Go Records) New reissue of the band's 1999 compilation, now on vinyl for the first time. Enya "And Winter Came" LP (Reprise) Reissue of Enya's seventh studio album, originally released in 2008. Esmerine "Mechanics of Dominion" LP (Constellation) Frusciante, John "Niandra LaDes And Usually Just A T-Shirt" LP (Superior Viaduct) Vinyl reissue of the first solo record by John Frusciante. Between 1990 and 1992 the guitarist made a series of 4-track recordings, which at the time were not intended for commercial release. After leaving the band Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1992, Frusciante was encouraged by friends to release the material that he wrote in his spare time during the Blood Sugar Sex Magik sessions. Originally released in 1994, Niandra LaDes is a mystifying work of tortured beauty. Frusciante plays various acoustic and electric guitars, experimenting with layers of vocals, piano and reverse tape effects. Channeling the ghosts of Syd Barrett and Skip Spence, his lyrics are at once utterly personal and willfully opaque. This first-time vinyl release has been carefully remastered and approved by the artist. The double LP set is packaged with old style tip-on gatefold jacket and printed inner sleeves. Gel Set "Body Copy" CD/LP (2MR) New album from electronic artist drawing comparison to Chris & Cosey and Chromatics. Grooms "Exit Index" CD/LP (Western Vinyl) 'Grooms' Exit Index combines the abandon of pop with the unease of American life in 2017, cloaking its hooks in a clamor of samples and distortion, its agitation expressed in its dream-poetry lyrics. The album as a whole is a study in contrasts-light meeting dark, amplifier fuzz surrounding big melodies, sampled friction squaring off with fluidly played basslines.' Headroom "Head in the Clouds" LP (Trouble In Mind) Colored vinyl edition Heaters "Matterhorn" LP (Beyond Beyond is Beyond) New album from this contemporary psychedelic garage group. HIM "Greatest Love Songs Vol.666 " LP 20th Anniversary picture disc reissue of HIM's 1997 debut. JuJu "Our Mother Was A Plant" LP (Fuzz Club) JuJu is the brainchild of Sicilian multi-instrumentalist Gioele Valenti. This is the the follow-up to 2016s S/T debut that was hailed as one of the most innovative psych albums of the year. JuJu's shamanic, lysergic mantras are influenced just as much by afrobeat, krautrock, glam, post-punk, art rock, drone and just about everything in between. KLLO "Backwater" CD (Ghostly International) Debut full-length from an electronic pop collaboration between Melbourne cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam. Lean Year "s/t" CD/LP (Western Vinyl) New debut, self-titled record by Richmond, Virginia based singer Emilie Rex and filmmaker/musician Rick Alverson (director of Entertainment staring Neil Hamburger, and the cult-drama The Comedy staring Tim Heidecker). MacKay, Bill & Ryley Walker "SpiderBeetleBee" CD/LP/CS (Drag City) The second volume of Bill MacKay and Riley Walker's collaboration. Nearly two years since their much-admired 2015 debut, Land of Plenty, SpiderBeetleBee more than makes up for lost time with rich, resonant performances that elevate the sound of the guitar duo as they work with an ever-widening panorama of styles. Makthaverskan "III" LP (Run For Cover) New album from the Swedish post-punk band. Marker "s/t" LP (Medical) Debut full length album. Lush and dreamy pop songs of the highest caliber. A forward take on vaporous song-based music, fans of late-80s proto-shoegaze and early 4AD sounds should take note. Maximum Joy "I Can't Stand It Here On Quiet Nights: Singles 1981-82" 2LP (Silent Street) Silent Street, the label from Chris Farrell (Idle Hands) and Kiran Sande (Blackest Ever Black), present their first release, a compilation of singles by Bristol's extraordinary Maximum Joy, a group formed in 1980, by Janine Rainforth and ex-Glaxo Babies and Pop Group members. Sleeve notes by Janine Rainforth, Tony Wrafter, and Kevin Pearce. Michael, George "Listen Without Prejudice / MTV Unplugged" CD (Legacy) Muffs, The "s/t" LP (Drastic Plastic) The Muffs erupted onto the California music scene in the early 90s and debuted their first, self-titled album in May 1993. The high-energy quartet features Ramones-style power-chords combined with the punk power pop of Blondie. The album includes such gems as radio hit "Lucky Guy" and Angry Samoans cover "Stupid Jerk." Drastic Plastic presents this sweet and snarky album for the first time on vinyl! Oasis "Dig Out Your Soul " LP Odonis Odonis "No Pop" CD (Felte) New album from the electronic group. Saicobab "Sab Se Purani Bab" LP (Thrill Jockey) Saicobab is the Japanese quartet of vocalist YoshimiO (Boredoms, OOIOO), Yoshida Daikiti (sitar), Akita Goldman (bass), and Motoyuki "Hama" Hamamoto (percussion, gamelan). Saicobab masterfully blend traditional Indian music with melodies and unexpected rhythms using unorthodox instrumentation to create utterly distinct modern ragas. Sea And Cake "One Bedroom" LP (Thrill Jockey) Their sixth album is back on vinyl. Pressed on color vinyl for the first time (translucent pink) and packaged in a high gloss jacket with a free download coupon. Sea And Cake "Oui" LP (Thrill Jockey) Reissue of their fifth album, originally released in 2000. Now on white & yellow vinyl. Sea And Cake "The Fawn" LP (Thrill Jockey) New reissue of the Chicago band's fourth LP, released in 1997. Pressed to green and white colored vinyl. Smiths "Queen Is Dead" 2CD/5LP (WEA) Newly mastered and expanded version features demos and b-sides. Featuring the 2017 master of the album, additional recordings and the 'Live In Boston' recording. Soviet "We Are Eyes, We Are Builders" 2LP (Medical) First time on vinyl expanded reissue of 2001's We Are Eyes, We Are Builders by Brooklyn's (now relocated to L.A.) Soviet. A synth pop masterpiece influenced by early Dare-era Human League and Depeche Mode's A Broken Frame. Side D features five previously unreleased tracks. Spoon "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga" DELUXE REISSUE LP (Merge) Remastered by Howie Weinberg, the 10th anniversary 2-LP edition of Spoon's Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga features the studio album on one LP and the 12-track Get Nice! EP-previously available only as a bonus CD-on the other. Both are pressed on 180-gram vinyl packaged in a gatefold jacket with updated art. Strawberry Runners "In The Garden, In The Night" LP (Salinas) Talk Talk "It's My Life" LP (Rhino) Reissue of the second Talk Talk album, originally released in 1984. Talk Talk "The Party's Over" LP (Rhino) Reissue of their 1982 debut album. Watter "History of the Future" CD/LP (Temporary Residence) New sophomore release from the trio featuring founding members of Grails and Slint. Weaver, Jane "The Architect" 12" (Fire) Zenizen "Australia" LP (Don Giovanni) Zenizen was created by Opal Hoyt who was born in Alaska and raised between Vermont, Jamaica, Washington DC and Brooklyn. She found herself infatuated with writing songs and creating musical landscapes with an emphasis on all things soulful. Minnie Riperton, Mariah Carey, London Nu-jazz is where she came from and ended up.
21 Savage "Issa Album" LP (Slaughter Gang /Epic ) Double 150gm vinyl LP pressing. 2017 debut studio album by rapper 21 Savage. Blu & Exile "In the Beginning: Before the Heavens" CD (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. Ginuwine "Ginuwine... The Bachelor" LP (Legacy) Limited double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket including digital download. Reissue of debut studio album from R&B artist Ginuwine. Features awkward-8th-grade-dance classic "Pony". Mac Dre "Thizzelle Washington" LP (Thizz Ent) Reissued on vinyl for the first time, double LP on psychedelic rainbow colored wax. Mutant Academy "Chapel Drive" LP (Vinyl Digital) First full length album from your Fly Anakin & Koncept Jack$on. First project in existence to include every Mutant Academy member all on one project. Mystikal "Unpredictable" LP (Legacy) Limited double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket including digital download. Reissue of second album by rapper Mystikal, originally released in 1997. Features the hit single "Ain't No Limit". Price, Sean "Imperius Rex" LP (Duck Down) Posthumous release of the late rapper's fourth studio album. The project features all new music with features from DOOM, Prodigy, Styles P, Smif N Wessun, Rock, Method Man, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Junior Reid, Buckshot, Ruste Juxx, Bernadette Price & more. Third Root "Relfection Of The Times b/w Soul Force" 7" (Dinked Records) New single from this Texas hip-hop collaborative that focuses on Black and Brown overlapping culture and identity. Thouxan (AKA ThouxanBanFauni) "Heavy Weight Champ" LP (Omerta Inc) 2017 mixtape from rising Atlanta rapper Thouxanbanfauni AKA Thouxan. Along with Uno the Activist, and his cousin Playboi Carti, Thouxan is part of the new wave of 'Soundcloud rap' emerging from the Atlanta scene. Limited 180gm gold vinyl LP pressing housed in a high-quality matte finish sleeve complete with the original illustrated art for the tape. Wu Tang Clan "Iron Flag" LP (Legacy) Reissue of the 2001 Wu Tang album. Features the track "Uzi (Pinky Ring)".
Idol, Billy "Idolize Yourself" LP (Capital) Idol, Billy "Rebel Yell" LP (Capital) Idol, Billy "S/T" LP (Capital) Michael, George "Listen Without Prejudice" LP (Legacy) Limited double 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition of his second solo studio album, originally released in 1990.
Candlebox "Lucy / Candlebox" LP Limited 2-albums-in-1 package pressed on smokey black swirl vinyl. Plant, Robert "Carry Fire" LP (Nonesuch) New 2017 release from the former Led Zeppelin vocalist. Robert Plant's eleventh studio album, Carry Fire, produced by Plant in the west of England and Wales, melds unusual rhythms with naturalism. As with his 2014 album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, the album features his band The Sensational Space Shifters. They are also joined here by special guests, including Chrissie Hynde. Double vinyl LP pressing. Skid Row "B-Side Ourselves" LP New vinyl reissue of the 5-track EP of Skid Row paying tribute to their influences. Includes covers of songs by Ramones, Judas Priest, KISS, and more! Available on grey vinyl. Thin Lizzy "Live and Dangerous" 2LP 2017 reissue on translucent red vinyl. Vaughan Trio, Jimmie With Mike Flanigin "Live At C-Boy's" CD/LP (Proper) Zappa, Frank "Zoot Allures" LP (Zappa Records)
Nelson, Willie "Willie and the Boys: Willie's Stash Vol. 2" CD/LP (Legacy) Another family collaboration, this time showcasing Willie and sons, Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson, performing a selection of American country music standards and classics. Price, Margo "All American Made" CD/LP/CS (Third Man) Delivering on the promise of her 2016 breakout debut album Midwest Farmer's Daughter, Margo is raising the stakes offering twelve new original songs that explore long nights and hard days, wild women and cocaine cowboys, politics and sexism, all with plainspoken poetry and cutting insight.
Pearls Before Swine "One Nation Underground" CD/LP (Drag City) A genteel, oft-hushed missive from a far corner of the psychedelic hive mind, One Nation Underground was released on an independent outlier of a record label, removed from the mainstream-and still its spirit came to be widely appreciated by a generation and more. This 50th Anniversary edition restores the original mono mix that made such an impact in 1967. Includes notes from original producer Richard Alderson and band leader Tom Rapp. Pitchford, Rooney "Familiar Places" CD (Rooney Pitchford) New album from local singer songwriter. Takes inspiration from Neil Young, Townes van Zandt, and others.
v/a "Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973" CD/LP (Light In The Attic) Light In The Attic is presents the inaugural release in the label's Japan Archival Series. This is the first-ever, fully licensed collection of essential Japanese folk and rock songs from the peak years of the "angura" movement to reach Western audiences. Features Hachimitsu Pie with their The Band-like ragged Americana, Tetsuo Saito with his spacey philosophical folk, and the influential Happy End, who successfully married the unique cadences of the Japanese language to the rhythms of the American West Coast, Takashi Nishioka and his progressive folk collective Itsutsu No Akai Fuusen, the "Japanese Joni Mitchell" Sachiko Kanenobu, and The Dylan II, whose members ran The Dylan cafe in Osaka, which became a hub for the scene. Even a Tree Can Shed Tears also includes the bluesy avant-garde stylings of Maki Asakawa, future Sadistic Mika Band founder Kazuhiko Kato with his fuzzy, progressive psychedelia, the beatnik acid folk of Masato Minami, and the intimate living room folk of Kenji Endo.
Soul Jazz Records presents Studio One Supreme: Maximum 70s and 80s Early Dancehall Sounds LP (Soul Jazz) Collection of classic and rare Studio One recordings, presented on triple vinyl.
SOUL / FUNK
Shane, Jackie "Any Other Way" 2CD/2LP (Numero) Recognized by genre aficionados as one of the greatest singers and most riveting stage presences in soul music, Jackie Shane has remained largely unknown outside Toronto, where her career briefly flowered in the 1960s. Ms. Shane is a star without parallel-a pioneer of transgender rights born in a male body, living her entire life as a woman at a time when to do so seemed unthinkable. Any Other Way is the first artist-approved collection of Ms. Shane's work, collecting all six of her 45s and every highlight from the legendary 1967 live sessions at the Sapphire Tavern, including three previously-unreleased tracks. Any Other Way marks Jackie Shane's first communication with the public in nearly half a century. Rob Bowman's extensive liner notes tell, for the first time ever, Ms. Shane's story in her own words, copiously illustrated with never-before-seen pictures from a career and life unlike any other.
Free Jazz Workshop "Inter Frequences" LP (Souffle Continu) First ever vinyl reissue of Free Jazz Workshop's "Inter Fréquences", originally released in 1973. The trajectory of the Free Jazz Workshop (which became the Workshop De Lyon in 1975) is emblematic of the emancipation of the mindset of certain French musicians during this period. This lyrical, incandescent album, alongside those released by François Tusques and the Cohelmec Ensemble at the same period, represents one of the high points of free jazz produced by French musicians. Reverse printing; 12-page booklet; Obi strip; Edition of 700. Irvine, Weldon "Spirit Man" LP (Nature Sounds) Vinyl reissue of 1975 jazz-funk album. Village Callers, The "Live" LP (Vinilisssimo) Reissue of The Village Callers' Live, originally released in 1968. Born out of a band called Marcy & The Imperials, East Los Angeles band The Village Callers brought many different sounds into the mix: jazz, soul, R&B and, of course, lots of Latin percussion. The album was made up of cover tunes such as "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", João Donato's "The Frog", and several Aretha Franklin hits. "Hector", the only original song on the album, has been sampled by artists such as Beastie Boys, Cypress Hill, or De La Soul. Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180 gram vinyl Workshop De Lyon "La Chasse De Shirah Sharibad" LP (Souffle Continu) First ever reissue of Workshop De Lyon's "La Chasse De Shirah Sharibad", originally released in 1975. Free Jazz Workshop became the Workshop De Lyon in 1975 with the arrival of clarinetist-saxophonist Louis Sclavis. Still a source of joy, this lyrically feverish second album maintains a narrative dimension however subtle the textures developed through the contrasting collective improvisations. With their ever-inventive melodicism, the Workshop De Lyon invented an imaginary folklore on this album, with a knowing mix of the avant-garde and the traditional, panache and complexity, and the inspired urgency of the soloists. Reverse printing; 12-page booklet; Obi strip; Edition of 700. Workshop De Lyon "Tiens! Les Bourgeons Eclatent..." LP (Souffle Continu) First ever reissue of Workshop De Lyon's "Tiens! Les Bourgeons Eclatent...", originally released in 1978. The collective methodology of the Workshop De Lyon led to the creation of the Association Searching for an Imaginary Folklore (ARFI) in 1977, referencing the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (A.A.C.M.) created twelve years earlier. Reverse printing; 12-page booklet; Obi strip; Edition of 500.
Bell Witch "Mirror Reaper" LP (Profound Lore) New LP from the Seattle drone-metal duo, Mirror Reaper is an overwhelming new piece of music, one song, 83 minutes long. Blut Aus Nord "Deus Salutis Meae" CD (Debemur Morti Productions/Thrill Jockey) New album from the innovative Blut Aus Nord. Cavernlight "As We Cup Our Hands and Drink From the Stream of Our Ache" LP (Gilead Media/Thrill Jockey) Cavernous sophomore release from the doom metal outfit, and their vinyl debut. Death "Individual Thought Patterns" LP (Relapse) Their fifth album, originally released in 1993. On limited baby pink splatter vinyl in an edition of 500, while supplies last. Enslaved "E" CD (Nuclear Blast) Formed in 1991 the Norwegian extreme metal band Enslaved has released thirteen full-length releases. "E" will be the fourteenth release from the band, their fifth on Nuclear Blast. Long heralded as innovators in the genre of extreme metal Enslaved have continually moved forward sonically while not abandoning the genre they helped invigorate. Gwar "Blood of Gods" CD (Metal Blade) Kreator "Live Kreation" 2LP (Steamhammer Records) Reissue of this live album originally released in 2003. Sepultura "Chaos AD" 2LP (Atlantic) Back in print. With disc of bonus material including their Black Sabbath cover. Sodom "M-16" LP (Steamhammer) Limited 180gm orange colored vinyl LP pressing includes CD. SUMAC "The Deal" LP (Sige) Reissue of their 2015 debut. Sumac's main core consists of Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Mamiffer), drummer Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists), and bass player Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch, These Arms Are Snakes). Trivium "The Sin And The Sentence" LP (Roadrunner) New, eighth album from the metalcore group. Ufomammut "8" LP (Neurot) Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats "Vol 1" LP (Rise Above) First official release of this highly revered and in demand cult debut album, originally released unofficially back in 2010. Now fully remixed and remastered by band leader K Starrs. Now available for independent stores on limited purple with silver glitter swirl colored vinyl, while it lasts. Vassafor "Malediction" CD (Debemur Morti Productions/Thrill Jockey) New album from New Zealand black/death metal group.
Blystex "Nasty Licks" CS New cassette from Chicago punk band. Concrete Elite "Iron Rose" LP (Longshot) With a lethal mixture of musical influences that fans of both American Oi! and NWOBHC would love, this Austin, Texas based powerhouse delivers their most savage work to date. Dame "st" 7" (Charm School) New EP from Boston punk band. Stooges, The "Highlights from the Funhouse" 2LP (Run Out Groove Vinyl) Brand new collection that includes some of the best alternate takes from the Complete Fun House Sessions box set. 180g multi-color swirl vinyl pressed at Record Industry comes in a gatefold UV-gloss tip-on Stoughton sleeve with brand new artwork. Includes the legendary 17+ minute alternate version of "L.A. Blues"-titled "Freak"-that rocks the entire 4th side of this set. Templars "Deus Vult" LP (Pirates Press) New album from the US oi! band.
PROG / PSYCH
Battiato, Franco "Fetus" LP (Superior Viaduct) A quizzical composer / lyricist, Battiato turned pop music upside down in the early '70s with three classic LPs-Fetus, Pollution and Sulle Corde Di Aries-that formed a confluence of avant-folk sensibilities and analog electronics. Originally released in 1971 on Bla Bla, Fetus predated the prodigious Cramps and Multhipla catalogues to become one of the first electronic records produced in Italy. With his trusted VCS3 synthesizer, Battiato created primordial soundscapes that shift between dreamy and delirious. His unsentimental, yet evocative voice-combined with a sublimely detached approach to lyrics-spawned a new breed of divergent songwriting. Pink Floyd's Meddle, Os Mutantes' eponymous recordings and Jim O'Rourke's experimental-pop idiosyncrasies all find parallels to the curious beauty of Fetus. Battiato, Franco "Pollution" LP (Superior Viaduct) Pollution from 1972 is the captivating follow-up to Fetus. Like it's predecessor, the album features Baroque textures, motorik rhythms, weird tape effects and Battiato's perfectly oblique vocals. Out of the Ash Ra Tempel-like riffs and urgent guitar strumming emerge hypnotic grooves and cinematic flourishes, suggesting a futuristic meeting point between Stereolab and Ennio Morricone. Battiato, Franco "Sulle Corde Di Aries" LP (Superior Viaduct) 1973's Sulle Corde Di Aries is the third chapter in Battiato's foray into esoteric pop. On Sulle Corde Di Aries, Battiato guides the labyrinthine structural changes and majestic tones to evolve gradually over four electroacoustic suites. "Sequenze e Frequenze," the album's side-long centerpiece, blooms in a polyphony of organic pulses reminiscent of the vibrant keyboard minimalism of Terry Riley's A Rainbow In Curved Air and the rhythmic interconnectedness of Can's Ege Bamyasi. Dream Control "Zeitgeber" LP (Medical) Zeus B. Held, renowned producer (Gina X Performance and works under his own moniker) and Steve Schroyder (former member of Tangerine Dream during their formative period) team up to deliver their debut album Zeitgeber which celebrates their very own sound and rhythm in a cosmic journey through audio and time. Cosmic disco, dreamlike passages, vocoder lullabies, and space odysseys. Euphoria "s/t" LP (Vinilisssimo) Reissue of Euphoria's self-titled debut album, originally released in 1969. "Sunshine" pop from the American band formed around the acoustic duo Roger and Wendy -- dazzlingly bright songs and dreamy folk numbers with radiant vocal harmonies and solid arrangements. Presented in facsimile gatefold sleeve and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
Eggleston, William "Musik" LP (Secretly Canadian) Stunning debut album from 77 year old American photographer and legend William Eggleston, a contemporary of Andy Warhol in the '70s, who has been quietly recording himself for decades. 'Music' is nothing less than an American Dream recording. Glenn-Copeland, Beverly "...Keyboard Fantasies..." LP (Seance Center) Originally released in 1986, Keyboard Fantasies finds Ontario-based artist Beverly Glenn-Copeland exploring realms of soulful ambient and digital new age using solely a Roland TR-707 drum machine, a Yamaha DX7 synthesizer, and her own beautiful voice. Saiz, Suso "Rainworks" CD (Music From Memory) CD version w/extra tracks. Music From Memory mark their 20th release with an album of new works by the Spanish electronic music pioneer. Recorded in Madrid between January and February 2016, this is Suso Saiz's first release of new music in nearly ten years. Suso, his son Emil Saiz, and pianist Raph Killhertz explore the metaphysical process of cyclical movement through music in Rainworks. A mystical journey drawing on aspects of minimalism and modernism. Tariverdiev, Mikael OST "Olga Sergeevn" LP (Earth Recordings) Following the release of the critically acclaimed 'Film Music' box set and 'Irony Of Fate', Earth Recordings release Mikael Tariverdiev's score of 1975's 'Olga Sergeevna'. Bringing the composer close to recognition in the west, the magisterial score and improvisations are taken from the Soviet TV Film series 'Olga Sergeevna'. The score's improvised baroque jazz inflections were created from improvised pieces lead by Tariverdiev on keyboard, celeste, cimbalon, harpsichord and piano. Yoshimura, Hiroshi "Pier & Loft" LP (17853 Records) 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 (using his own body) and inventing his own instruments, right up until he passed away in 2003. The seven songson this album were created for a fashion exibition held at a warehouse in the Tokyo bay area. He released it on cassete tape on Japanese label 'Fukusei Gijutsu Kohboh" ran by Yoshio Ojima who produced the album. This is the first-ever vinyl release, 34 years after it's recording.
Autumns "Suffocating Brothers" LP (Clan Destine) Debut full-length record from Autumns, the solo project of Christian Donaghey from Derry, Northern Ireland. Frantic, serrated analog rhythms are surrounded by an anarchic chaos of corrupted noise, enshrouded voice, and blistering percussion. At times, Suffocating Brothers resembles the corrosive acid of Phuture and Sleezy D if their more riotous tracks were mired in the machine abuse of Whitehouse or SPK. Includes download card. Caretaker "Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 3" LP (History Always Favours the Winners) New third release of Leyland Kirby's new and finite series exploring dementia, its advance and its totality across a cycle of six LPs released over a three year period. Each stage will reveal new points of progression, loss and disintegration. Progressively falling further and further towards the abyss of complete memory loss and nothingness. Heard here, 'STAGE 3' some of the last coherent memories before confusion fully rolls in and the grey mists fade away. In this crepuscular, autumnal phase, recollections bloom and wilt in advancing stages of entropic decay, steadily approaching a winter of no return. These are the last embers of awareness before we enter the post awareness stages. 'You're the caretaker, sir,' Grady said mildly. 'You've always been the caretaker. I should know, sir. I've always been here.' Dedekind Cut "The Expanding Domain" LP (Hallow Ground) Trance-derived melodies, murky industrial grooves, and all-consuming harsh noise attacks from Dedekind Cut. Contributions from Dirch Heather, Elysia Crampton, Mica Levi, Jesse Osborne-Lanthier, Dominick Fernow's alias Prurient, and Zach Hill. Drøne (Mark van Hoen & Mike Harding) "Mappa Mundi" CD (Drone) The third album by drøne (Mark Van Hoen and Mike Harding), a work that traces and describes audio surrounding and occupying the planet Earth. Dynamic, involving, challenging but no less enjoyable, Mappa Mundi responds to the attention-grabbing, mind-polluting PA system of organic and man-made call signs, IDs, audio sigils, and signatures that threaten to leave us powerless and bewildered. Forno, Carla Dal "The Garden" 12" (Blackest Ever Black) Four new, obliquely confessional dispatches from the edge zones of feeling. Emotionally eloquent, "The Garden" is also her most subtly psychedelic production to date. Frost, Ben "The Wasp Factory" LP (Bedroom Community ) Following the CD release of Ben Frost's The Wasp Factory in December of 2016, a limited edition transparent vinyl version is presented here. Edition of 1000. Ken, Sugai "UkabazUmorezU" CD (RVNG Intl) Pedersen, Gunner Moller "STONED" LP (Frederiksberg Records) 'STONED' by Gunner Møller Pedersen is a pioneering partly-electronic composition from Denmark. Gunner believes that it's musically "out of category". It was created for a slide show with focus on sculptures by the late American photographer Stuart Fox. Gunner self-released the record in minuscule numbers in 1974. The music on STONED has an original and meditative quality which transcends time. Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement "Ambient Black Magic" 2CD (Hospital Productions) The ambient techno project of Dominick Fernow (Prurient), presents Ambient Black Magic. Ambient Black Magic moves away from the extreme saturation of the early cassettes and the industrial environmentalism of Green Graves, and defines itself simply as contemporary "fear/chill-out" dub. Includes a massive dub remix from Substance. UUUU "s/t" LP (Editions Mego) UUUU is a new outfit featuring Edvard Graham Lewis (Wire), Thighpaulsandra (Coil), Matthew Simms, and Valentina Magaletti. A powerhouse construction of fierce and free sonic exploration. Equally at home in the club, the home, and the mind. Von Hausswolff, C.M. "Still Life - Requiem" LP (Touch) Still Life - Requiem is a musical piece consists only of sounds emitted and extracted from physical matter using emission spectroscopy as the sole basic technology.
GOTH / DARKWAVE
Dali's Car "The Waking Hour" LP (Drastic Plastic) Dali's Car was formed in 1984 by Bauhaus vocalist Peter Murphy and Japan's bassist Mick Karn soon after they had left their former bands. Minimal and experimental, The Waking Hour is a hypnotic mingling between Karn's dark musical soundscapes and Murphy's powerful vocals.
Circa Tapes "Love & Venomdal" LP (Medical) Third full length album by Circa Tapes (solo project of Adam Killing of Kill Memory Crash). Blends dark early 80s synth, industrial and cold wave into a completely new entity. For fans of classics like Cabaret Voltaire and Skinny Puppy, as well as EBM contemporaries such as Broken English Club, Boy Harsher and other cold wave / industrial hybrids. Negative Response "Oblique Angles" LP (Medical) John Bender-esque minimal wave pop primitivism circa 1981-1984. The tracks embody a very melancholy atmosphere reinforced by their arsenal of early electronic analogue equipment.
Albert, J. "Dance Slow" 12" (Exotic Dance Records) Archivist "Chutes And Ladders" 12" (Medical) Archivist is a member of the thriving and diverse Secondnature collective and is a prominent producer and DJ in the Seattle and surrounding scene. Archivist presents four new tracks that take his signature dense textural sound into somewhat new darker territory resulting in 4 excellent pounding cuts and superb DJ tools. Colleen "A Flame My Love, A Frequency" LP (Thrill Jockey) New album from French folktronica singer/songwriter. Deepchord "Auratones" CD (Soma) Deepchord's latest album sees a return to a more techno sound. Subterranean bass, intercepted alien transmissions, and stripped down dance-beats meld with sheets of sounds that roll over the listener like waves lapping up on the shore. Gamble, Lee "Mnestic Pressure" LP (Hyperdub) On his first major work since Koch (2014), the rave dreamer reawakens to decode and interpret his hallucinations for Hyperdub in an astonishly febrile, vivid collision and projection of jungle and ambient structures. Ingleton Falls "Champagne in Mozambique" CS (Isle of Jura) Limited reissue of this sought-after cassette 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. IVVY "Safe Within" 12" (Medical) Seattle techno and electronics producer. Four cuts of relentless and dark-tinged techno. Jenkins, Martin "Dance Cave" 12" (Medical) UK producer Martin Jenkins (Pye Corner Audio, Head Technician) revisits his past influences and crafts his first techno record. 4 tracks of stomping dance floor killers Best described as straight up techno utilizing the Pye Corner Audio sound palette. Mills, Jeff "Lost in Space" 12" (Axis) Fusing classical and electronic music, Jeff Mills conceives Lost In Space with the future of mankind's advances in space travel and colonizing other planets in mind. Mosca "Don't Take This The Wrong Way/Peyote Stitch" 12" (Livity Sound) Delving deep in to his dub chamber, Mosca delivers a pair of upfront rhythms. Ross 154 "Fragments" 12" (Applied Rhythmic Technology) Still "I" LP (Pan) Debut of Milan artist and musician Simone Trabucchi's Still project, a work in which "computerized riddims" sustain a shared gospel channeled through a polyphony of voices. Previously known as Dracula Lewis, the moniker under which he developed his personal take on "folk" music, Trabucchi has accumulated a number of releases on various seminal labels, alongside running Hundebiss Records
v/a "Texas Instrumentals" 12" (Texas Recordings Underground) Convextion, Brooks Mosher, III76, Submersible Machines Valentino, Pablo "My Son's Smile" 12" (MCDE Motor City Drum Ensemble) On "My Son's Smile", Pablo's son Hugo-João's laughter is over a mellow, summery house track. "Atlantic's Calling" is one of those signature, late night house tracks that Pablo Valentino has championed throughout the years. "Good Ol' Days" is an homage to the late '90s, but it sounds fresh. Visionist "Value" LP (Big Dada) Visionist returns with his combustible 2nd album, Values; an intense meditation on themes of "machismo and effeminacy, self-deprecation and self-love". Entangling elements of classical composition, computer music and trance into bold new forms in order to better convey his feelings and art, Visionist grasps thornier issues head on. The outpouring of emotive chamber keys and megadome trance gestures in instrumental songs such as Homme and Made In Hope sorely live up the conceptual thrust, while the album's sole (human) vocal track Your Approval channels it ambiguously thru Rolynne's gender fluid R&B voice. Likewise, his roiling, blasted rhythms undermine grime's rigidity on the convulsive New Obsession and No Idols in an almost sado-masochistic manner.
Assado, Assim "s/t" LP (Groovie Records) Led by Miguel De Deus (formerly of Os Brazões), who penned most of the groups compositions along with vocals and guitar duties, the group never took off, leaving this Brazilian Psych/Soul rarity behind. Barbez with Velina Brown "For Those Who Came After: Songs Of Resistance From The Spanish Civil War" LP (Important Records) Inventive and moving new renderings of the indelible protest songs of the International Brigades, recorded live at the Japan Society, in 2016, at the annual reunion of veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Barbez features guitarist and bandleader Dan Kaufman, Peter Hess (Philip Glass Ensemble), Theremin virtuoso Pamelia Stickney (David Byrne), and more. Free-Son "Banguele" LP (Groovie Records) A fan favorite for Brazilian music, funk, rock and latin jazz enthusiasts. From 1971. Professor Rhythm "Bafana Bafana" CD/LP (Awesome Tapes From Africa) Awesome Tapes from Africa reissues this rare '90s South African house album. Funky, synth-filled dance music through a kwaito sieve. Professor Rhythm productions mirror the evolution of dance music in South Africa. They grew out of the bubblegum mold - which itself stems from band's channeling influences like Kool & the Gang and the Commodores - into something based on music for the club. His instrumental recordings distill R&B, mbaqanga and bubblegum grooves into vocal-less pieces for the dance floor.
v/a "ANDINA: Huayno, Carnaval and Cumbia - The Sound Of The Peruvian Andes" LP (Tiger's Milk )
v/a "The Gamelan Of The Walking Warriors: Gamelan Beleganjur And The Music Of The Ngaben Funerary Ritual In Bali" CD (Akuphone) CD version.
Carpenter, John "Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998" CD/LP+7" (Sacred Bones ) New collection of classic movie themes from across John Carpenter's legendary career, played by the horror master and his Lost Themes band -- collects thirteen classic on one volume for the first time, including Halloween, Christine, The Thing, and more. This limited deluxe edition is press to 'The Fog Over Antonio Bay" vinyl, and includes exclusive 7" featuring "Village of the Damned (March of the Children) and "Body Bags". Carpenter, John "Lost Themes" LP (Sacred Bones) Green vinyl reissue of this 2015 collection of unreleased Carpenter music. Carpenter, John "Lost Themes II" LP (Sacred Bones) "Sunrise" color vinyl reissue of this 2016 album. Cave, Nick & Warren Ellis "Wind River OST" LP (Lakeshore) Soundtrack to the 2017 thriller. On white vinyl.
OST "Batman Begins" Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard LP (Silva Screen) Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard's moody, intense score perfectly complements director Christopher Nolan's dark world using a sound palette that successfully taps into the psychological aspects of the story as well as the psyche of the main character himself. The track names are all species of bat and many of them have featured on a succession of trailers for other films. The soundtrack was originally released on vinyl format in the UK in 2012 and is now released on blue vinyl for the first time.
OST "Beast In Space (1980)" Alfonso Brescia LP (Death Waltz )Pulsating Italian synth score to director Alfonso Brescia's 1980 sci-fi adult action film.
OST "Darkman (1990)" Danny Elfman LP (Waxwork) Deluxe vinyl re-issue of Darkman original score. The score by composer Danny Elfman mixes classic orchestral compositions and unsettling carnival music. Waxwork Records has re-mastered the full score for vinyl, and packaging details include 180 gram "Fire" vinyl (Fluorescent Orange and Red Swirl vinyl), housed in an old-style tip-on gatefold jacket with satin coating, all new artwork by award winning and acclaimed illustrator Francesco Francavilla, and a 12"x12" art print.
OST "Day Of The Dead" John Harrison LP (Waxwork Records) Repress of this early Waxwork classic. On "Blood Smear" colored wax.
OST "Der Todesking (The Death King) (1989)" v/a LP One Way Static For the first time on vinyl as an expanded release, the complete soundtrack to 'Der Todesking'. This limited vinyl release contains the original soundtrack (released back in 1990 as a limited 7"EP) and unreleased material sourced from recently discovered tapes.
OST "Don't Look Now" Pino Dinaggio LP (Waxwork) Vinyl edition of score to the 1973 British-Italian Thriller by Pino Donaggio (Carrie, The Howling, Tourist Trap) on deluxe 180 gram vinyl with high quality packaging. Features include 180 gram "Red Raincoat" colored vinyl, old style tip-on gatefold jackets, printed inserts, and all new artwork by Jessica Seamans of Landland.
OST "Drive" Cliff Martinez CS (Lakeshore Records) Now made available on cassette
OST "Raw" Jim Williams CD (Death Waltz) Soundtrack to the 2016 horror film.
OST "Slime-san" by v/a LP (Black Screen Records) Soundtrack to the indie game.
OST "Sonic Mania" Tee Lopes LP (Data Discs) Just in time for Sonic's 26th Anniversary and to celebrate the launch of his newest adventure, SEGA and Data Discs are proud to announce the official Sonic Mania vinyl album. The Sonic Mania LP features 16 new tracks by composer Tee Lopes, as well as new gatefold art featuring Sonic, Tails and Knuckles exploring the lush vistas of Green Hill Zone Act 2. Pressed on 180g translucent "Sonic Blue" vinyl and packaged in a heavyweight gatefold sleeve with UV spot varnish, this release features new and exclusive artwork, along with a printed inner sleeve featuring an array of characters from the game. It also includes a download code of the album in both lossy and lossless formats.
OST "Spongebob Squarepants: Original Theme Highlights" Various Artists LP (Enjoy The Tunes) Pressed on Spongebob Squarepants tri-color (Yellow/White/Brown) vinyl. 500 total copies. Limited Edition 12" Vinyl in a single LP Jacket, complete with 22x11 foldout insert including the iconic Sponge Bob Squarepants theme song lyrics. Pressed at 45rpm for optimal sound quality.
OST "Wild Beasts (1984)" Daniele Patucchi LP (Death Waltz) The first time that Daniele Patucchi's score has ever been released on vinyl. A bona fide Italian horror masterpiece. Directed by Franco Prosperi (MONDO CANE). Armed with a battery of synthesisers and processed animal effects, Patucchi manages to craft a score that is a world away from the usual Italian soundtracks that graced films in this period. Long droning bass tones underpin some sumptuous sax and some back breaking synth drums literally destroy everything in their path.
OST "Zombie Lake (1981)" Daniel J. White LP (Specific Bis) Jess Franco and Jean Rollin teaming up for what's considered the "worst French horror movie ever made" is a Z-cinema freak dream coming true. But Zombie Lake wouldn't be the monument it is today without Pop Club De France collaborator Daniel J. White's haunting score full of twisted synthetic library sounds, presented here for the first time on swamp green vinyl.
Gundella "The Hour Of The Witch" LP (Modern Harmonic) Make someone love you, discourage an unwanted suitor, and more - with the power of witchcraft. Finally, this obscure LP of spells reappears. A descendant of the green witches of Scotland, part of a Detroit area coven, and author of multiple books and a newspaper column helping solve everyday problems from the Wiccan perspective, Gundella helps you test your psychic powers, make ritualistic candles, and mold wax dolls. Gundellas arcane instructions are accompanied by a perfectly atmospheric and esoteric soundscape created by her son. Green vinyl including extensive notes by Gundellas daughter and a 16 page portfolio of Witch Watch articles compiled by Gundella herself. Price, Vincent "A Hornbook For Witches, Stories And Poems For Halloween" CD (Tangled Copse) Reissue of the ultra-rare 1976 vinyl, Vincent Price's A Hornbook For Witches, Stories And Poems For Halloween, on CD for the first time. A hair-raising, bone-chilling collection of classic horror tales featuring a ghastly brew of witches, ghosts, and goblins. Features Edgar Allan Poe's eerie Dreamland, John Collier's offbeat Thus I Refute Beezly, Marias Leech's practical but frightful How To See Ghosts Or Surely Bring Them To You, and more.
Best, Philip "Captagon" BK (Amphetamine Sulphate) Five new chapbooks published by Philip Best of Whitehouse / Consumer Electronics. Davies, Samantha & Matthew Bower "Talisman Angelical BK (Amphetamine Sulphate) A profane grimoire and drugged snapshot view of the Skullflower universe. Losoncy, Gabi "Second Person" BK (Amphetamine Sulphate) 'A self-help book from hell' Morris, Simon "Creepshots" BK (Amphetamine Sulphate) 'A nightmarish vision of bad sex and bad art in a grim UK.' Williamson, Jason "Slabs from Paradise" BK (Amphetamine Sulphate) New chapbook by Jason Williamson, of Sleaford Mods. A collection of five fairly bleak short stories, of porn, drugs, violence, the usual.
Friday, October 13th
POP / ROCK
Barnett, Courtney and Kurt Vile "Lotta- Sea Lice" CD/LP (Matador) New debut full-length collaboration between Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, featuring new versions of old songs, folk songs, and more. An album that splendidly makes the most of a unique creative kinship, as well as a shared desire to cast light in dark places. Beck "Colors" CD / Indie (yellow) LP / Deluxe (red) 2LP / Standard (red) LP (Capitol) Brand new thirteenth full-length from the American pop star, his first offering of new material since 2014's Morning Phase. Colors is his first upbeat record in a decade and possibly his best uptempo record since Odelay. Available on limited yellow vinyl while it lasts, as well as the standard red vinyl. Also available as a very limited double 45 RPM deluxe edition on 180gm red vinyl with customizable cover transparency prints, and a 24 page lyrics book. Caravan Palace "Panic" 2LP (Le Plan) Vinyl version of 2012 album from French electro-swing band Caravan Palace "s/t" 2LP (Le Plan) Clark, Gary Jr "Live North America 2016 " LP (Warner Bros. Records) Pink colored vinyl Dead Rider "Crew Licks" LP (Drag City) New full-length from the band featuring guitarist Todd Rittmann of US Maple. Jets To Brazil "Four Corned Night" 2LP (Epitaph) Limited edition double clear colored LP pressing. Along with adding former Van Pelt guitarist Brian Maryansky to the fold, Jets to Brazil (featuring Jawbreaker frontman Blake Schwarzenbach, Handsome vocalist/guitarist Jeremy Chatelain and Texas Is the Reason drummer Chris Daly) added dimension, savoir faire, and a grand piano to forge ahead with a breathtaking new direction on their illuminated 2000 album Four Cornered Night - encapsulating classic American rock 'n' roll with a nod to the Mods underneath a matchless lyrical gift. Jets to Brazil vinyl has been out of print since their original pressings and is in high demand. All finally reissued here. Jets To Brazil "Orange Rhyming Dictionary" 2LP (Epitaph) First ever vinyl reissue of the 1998 debut LP from Blake Schwarzenbach's slightly more adult indie rock project post-Jawbreaker. Pressed to limited clear vinyl. Jets To Brazil "Perfecting Lonliness" 2LP (Epitaph) Third and final release from Blake Schwarzenbach's post-Jawbreaker alternative rock band. Released in 2002 before quietly splitting in 2003. Pressed to limited clear vinyl. Joan of Arc "A Portable Model Of" LP (Jade Tree) Vinyl reissue of their 1997 album. Joan of Arc "Live in Chicago 1999" LP (Epitaph) 2LP reissue of Joan of Arc's live album. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard "Sketches Of Brunswick East" (Feat. Mile High Club) CD/LP (ATO) Another surprise new album from the hard working Australian psych band, their third full-length of 2017 alone. This go-around the Melbourne psych-rock band are surprisingly agile, incorporating soul, jazz, North African overtones, and pastoral English folk. Sketches of Brunswick East, a collaboration with LA tripster troupe Mild High Club, is a chance to get to know King Gizzard's sunny, playful side. Where previous albums have slipped down sonic worm-holes to explore distant galaxies, this one is an examination of (and homage to) the Melbourne suburb in which King Gizzard write and record in their own studio. A nod to Miles Davis's Sketches of Spain, this album sees the band further exploring a Tropicalia element only ever previously hinted at. King Krule "OOZ" CD/LP/CS (True Panther) Second full-length album from London-born 22 year-old polymath King Krule, aka Archy Marshall. The 19-song sprawling epic follows his 2013 debut 6 Feet Beneath The Moon. Loveless, Lydia "Boy Crazy And Single(s)" CD Bloodshot Collection of alt-country singer Lydia Loveless's summery 5-song EP Boy Crazy (2013) (track 1-5), plus six non-album singles and B-sides. Nine Inch Nails "Add Violence" CD The five-track EP for Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross is the second of a planned trilogy of EPs that began with 2016's Not the Actual Events. P!NK "Beautiful Trauma" LP (RCA) New album Pale Fountains, The "Something On My Mind" LP+CD (Les Disques du Crepuscule) Vinyl LP pressing including bonus CD edition. 2013 anthology of classic early recordings by the Pale Fountains, the pioneering Indie Pop band from Liverpool whose first single appeared on the Disques du Crepuscule label in 1982. Portugal the Man "Woodstock " LP (Warner Bros) Pink vinyl reissue for the "Ten Bands One Cause" series. All proceeds go towards sponsoring Gilda's Club NYC, an organisation that provides community support for both those diagnosed with cancer and their caretakers. Radio Dept "Teach Me To Forget" CD/LP (Labrador) New EP from the Swedish indie band. Their first new material since 2016's album Running Out Of Love. The six track EP includes two brand new songs, three remixes and the band's new take on the title track. Saint, Morgan "17 Hero" 10" (Epic) Debut EP from this NYC-based moody pop singer. Secret Shine "Singles 1992-1994" LP (Saint Marie) Includes the shoegaze/dreampop band's "Greater Than God" EP in its entirety, the "Ephemeral" and "Loveblind" singles, complete with b-sides, all originally released on Sarah Records. Segall, Ty "Slaughterhouse" LP (In The Red) Back in print on a double LP. St Vincent "Masseduction" CD/LP (Loma Vista) New fifth full-length release for the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter. Masseduction is the culmination of years of writing, with songs crafted from voice memos, text messages, and snippets of melodies that came to Clark while traveling the globe. Masseduction stays poised between passion and artifice, trusting listeners to decrypt its paradoxes. Special guests on the album include Thomas Bartlett on piano, Kamasi Washington on saxophone, Jenny Lewison vocals, and beat production from Sounwave. Pressed to pink vinyl. Stone Temple Pilots "Core" 2CD / 4CD+LP+DVD (Rhino) New remastered reissue, available as a 2CD set of the original album expanded with rare b-sides and previously unreleased demos. Also available as a super deluxe edition including four CDs featuring a newly remastered version of the original album, plus more than two hours of unreleased demos and live performances, including the band's performance on MTV Unplugged. Also included is the original album on vinyl and a DVD that contains a 5.1 Surround Sound Mix of the album along with videos for the album's four singles. The set, limited to 15,000 copies worldwide, comes packaged in a richly detailed hardcover book (12 x 12) with rare and unseen photographs. Wand "Plum" CD/LP/CS (Drag City) New album from Cory Hanson's band Wand is his most focused, finessed, and best record to date. It contains an audacious refinement that transcends the group's beginnings in the garage-rock scene. World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die "Always Foreign" LP (Anti) New, third album from the modern Midwest Emo band.
Cooper, Alice "Pretties For You" LP (WEA) Red vinyl reissue of Coop's 1969 trash psych classic. Faces "Ooh La La" LP Colored vinyl reissue. Jerry Garcia Band "Cats Under the Stars" LP/DELUXE (ATO Records) Expanded LP reissue, also available as a limited 180 gram double colored vinyl LP pressing. Plant, Robert "Carry Fire" CD (Nonesuch)
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince "He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper" LP (Legacy) Double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket, includes digital download. Reissue of the second studio album by hip hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & Will Smith. Features classic tracks like "Parents Just Don't Understand" DJ Quik "Quik Is The Name" LP (Legacy) Reissue of the debut studio album originally released in 1991. Vinyl LP pressing, includes digital download. E-40 "In A Major Way" LP (Legacy) New reissue. Limited double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket including digital download. Second studio album by E-40, originally released in 1995. Features 2Pac, Spice 1, and more. A west coast classic. TLC "Ooooooohhh...On The TLC Tip" LP (Legacy) Reissue of the debut studio album by American girl group TLC, originally released in 1992
More Eaze "BodiezNc0de" CD/CS (Super Secret) More Eaze presents a combination of pop-oriented songwriting, process/generative composition techniques and careful production. More Eaze's personal lyrics address subjects as varied as the abstraction of the body, the resilience of forms and even the political disagreements between parents & their children. The music mirrors the subject matter, its emotive melodies complemented with warm strings, rhythms both languid & insistent, juxtaposed with & sometimes broken up by a variety of electronic jabs & waves. Ostar, Adam "Brawls In The Briar" CD/LP (Super Secret) Second solo album from this indie singer-songwriter.
Peltier, Tommy feat Judee Sill "Chariot Of Astral Light" LP (Mapache) Archival release from obscure singer-songwriter Tommy Peltier featuring cult folk singer Judee Sill on backup vocals, guitar and organ.
Burnside, R.L. "Worried Blues" LP (Fat Possum) New blues series from Fat Possom of 10 albums featuring rare and previously out-of-print recordings. The bulk of Worried Blues was recorded from 1963-1972 by Gene Rosenthal, blues scholar and founder of Adelphi Records, along with contributions from acclaimed musicologist and guitarist John Fahey. The 10 albums provide a rich and varied catalog of artists who were scattered across the Mississippi Delta, largely inactive until a new generation sought them out. Rosenthal and Fahey came upon these artists through word-of-mouth tips, hopeful searches, and cosmic kismet. Davis, Reverend Gary "Worried Blues" LP (Fat Possum) Edwards, Honeyboy "Worried Blues" LP (Fat Possum) Hurt, Mississippi John "Worried Blues" LP (Fat Possum) James, Skip "Worried Blues" LP (Fat Possum) Lewis, Furry "Worried Blues" LP (Fat Possum) Montgomery, Little Brother "Worried Blues" LP (Fat Possum) Stackhouse, Houston "Worried Blues" LP (Fat Possum) White, Bukka "Worried Blues" LP (Fat Possum) Wilkins, Reverend Robert "Worried Blues" LP (Fat Possum)
JAZZ / LATIN
Rabbit Rumba (AKA Jose Cunill) "Primera Antologia De La Rumba" LP (Wah Wah) In 1972 José Cunill was commissioned to record an anthology gathering some of the most popular Catalan rumba tunes. He brought from Latin American & Caribbean shores a rhythm cadence that was then uncommon in Catalan rumba and that makes "Rabbit Rumba" one of the most interesting and sought after albums of the genre. Scott, Tom with The California Dreamers "The Honeysuckle Breeze" LP (Get On Down) Reissue of this 1968 pop-psych-jazz obscurity.
Sgt. Remo "Oh Jah" LP (Jah Yute Entertainment) New release from the Austin-based reggae artist.
Love & Rockets "s/t" LP (Drastic Plastic) Love and Rockets fourth studio album was by far their most commercially successful record, and includes the hit single So Alive. Despite its popularity the record is classic Love and Rockets at their most essential level, echoing their early career as members of the seminal post-punk band Bauhaus. Pressed to 150 gram white vinyl. Skinny Puppy "Bites" LP (Nettwerk) New reissue. Skinny Puppy exploded onto the electronic industrial music scene with 1984's Remission, fusing elements of new wave, techno dance, film noir, and innovative sampling. Lead by cEvin Key and Nivek Ogre, the band quickly garnered an international fanbase and followed up their new success with 1985's Bites, which produced their first underground hit, "Assimilate." Restored to their original track listing and design, Remission and Bites are now available on vinyl for the first time in over 25 years. 150 gram vinyl LP pressing. Skinny Puppy "Remission" LP (Nettwerk) New vinyl reissue of the 1984 debut EP from the Canadian industrial band.
K.H. (AKA Four Tet) "Question" 12" (Text) New EP from Four Tet under a pseudonym N.A.D. "New Aural Discourse" 12" (Rush Hour) New Aural Discourse holds four fresh, futuristic and far-sighted British takes on Detroit techno by arguably one of British '90s electronic music's best-kept secrets. R-A-G "Dreadfully Nervous" 12" (M>O>S Recordings) The R-A-G trio, aka Dutch producers Ma Spaventi, G-String, and Aroy Dee deliver three raw acid-jams with Aroy on the couch working the mic. Regis "Live In N.Y.C." 12" (Cititrax) Rare live recordings from Birmingham techno legend Regis. 160 gram clear red vinyl and housed in a gloss sleeve, featuring text by Evan Kreeger. Terada, Soichi "Presents Sounds from the Far East" LP (Rush Hour) Sheds light on the house music of Far East Recording, the label founded in 1989 by legendary Japanese house producer Soichi Terada. Includes highly sought after material by Terada and fellow producers Shinichiro Yokota and Manabu Nagayama, as well as a track by Terada and Nami Shimada. Terada DJed in the early '90s with a DAT player and some reel tapes instead of records and turntables, and was heavily influenced by American deep house and hip-hop from the late '80s and early '90s.
The Damned "Music for Pleasure" LP (Drastic Plastic) New reissue. Music for Pleasure was released in 1977, just a few months after the band's debut Damned Damned Damned (also available on DPR). It was the last studio release to include guitarist Brian James. Produced by Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, the LP has a slightly psychedelic sound at times, particularly in the album's closer, "You Know." Pressed to 140 gram purple vinyl. Green Day "Nimrod" LP (Reprise) Green vinyl reissue King Khan "Murderburgers" LP (Ernest Jenning) New reissue of King Khan's first solo album, featuring The Gris Gris as the backing band. Originally released in 2014 as an MP3 release only -- now on vinyl for the first time. Leeches "Exobirth" CS (Spider Child) New debut tape from Swedish musician Henrik Berg, mastered by the legendary punk producer GEZA X, who produced The GERMS, Black Flag, The Weirdos, The Avengers, The Bags, The Screamers and Dead Kennedys. Manuel Jesus "Offline" CS (Spider Child) Rashomon "Demo" 7" (Society Bleeds) New band from the latest wave of DC hardcore. Members of Aghast, Sick Fix, Kombat, and Misled Youth. The sound here isn't precisely Japanese, nor by the numbers hardcore, also incorporating some metallic guitar licks that don't overpower the beat.
Negative Insight Issue 3 w/ Skitslickers 7" MAG Third installment of Negative Insight. Entitled GBG Hardcore, this 56 page issue features interviews with the Shitlickers, Anti-Cimex, Disarm, and Absurd, a photo feature of long time GBG photographer Sebastian Todor, a comprehensive diary of the Anti-Cimex/Agoni 1986 Chainsaw Tour, and additional content pertaining to the 1981-1986 Gothenburg, Sweden hardcore scene. It includes previously unpublished photos as well as a large fold out Shitlickers poster. The issue comes with an official repress of the Shitlickers "GBG 1982" 7".
Bell Witch "Mirror Reaper" CD (Profound Lore) Enslaved "E" LP (Nuclear Blast) Indie-exclusive Bronze/Brown/Bone colored vinyl Exhumed "Death Revenge" CD/LP (Relapse) Exhumed reemerge with their new album Death Revenge. The band's 6th full-length sees them tread into ambitious new territory with their first concept album; a musical melodrama in thirteen parts based on shocking true events, taking the band's signature gore-drenched, death metal mayhem to theatrical and ghastly new heights. Limited indie exclusive LP available on "beer w/ blood red and bone white splatter" colored vinyl, while it lasts. Samael "Hegemony" LP (Napalm Records) New album from the long-running industrial black metal band. Sepultura "Chaos AD" 2CD (Atlantic) Digitally remastered and expanded edition includes a newly remastered version of the original album along with 17 bonus tracks. Among the highlights are a cover of Black Sabbath's "Symptom Of The Universe" that was originally issued as a B-side, plus nine scorching live versions of album tracks like "Territory" and "Biotech Is Godzilla." Also featured are several unreleased instrumental tracks that the band used during rehearsals for "Clenched Fist" and "Propaganda." Testament "The Legacy" LP Green vinyl reissue Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats "Vol 1" CD (Rise Above) First official release of this highly revered and in demand cult debut album, originally released unofficially back in 2010. Now fully remixed and remastered by band leader K Starrs. LP coming soon.
PROG / PSYCH
Annexus Quam "Osmose" LP (Wah Wah) Purple vinyl reissue. One of the most interesting and unknown bands from the Ohr catalogue. They were able to integrate rock and jazz instrumentation into a unique style, which blended those into an ultimate cosmic fusion. Housed in one of the most luxurious, ellaborated and tripped-out gimmix covers ever made, now reproduced in all its multi-folding glory. Mandrake Memorial "Puzzle" LP (Wah Wah) Reissue of the third LP by psychedelic band Mandrake Memorial, originally released in 1970. Housed in its original Escher gatefold sleeve and complete with a reproduction colour insert and new liner notes. Nowy, Ralf "Lucifer's Dream" LP (Wah Wah) Reissue of 1973 album by Ralf Nowy, a German musician rooted in jazz and the country's rich '60s exploitation scene. An interesting mixture of instrumental sounds built with elements of psych-pop, jazz, progressive rock, ethnic music and funk. There also are contributions from Al Gromer (Amon Düül, Popol Vuh). Popol Vuh "Die Nacht Der Seele" (Tantric Songs) LP (Wah Wah) New 2017 reissue of the Popul Vuh's 12th album, originally released in 1979 by Florian Fricke and friends-Daniel Fichelscher on guitar, Djong Yun and Renate Knaup on vocals, plus guests Alois Gromer on sitar and Susan Goetting on oboe. Popol Vuh had moved again one step farther, ellaborating a complex world music opus based mainly on acoustic instruments plus Fichelscher's electric guitar and the use of multitracked vocals to reproduce the sounds of Tibetan monk chants. 'Florian was and remains to be an important forerunner of contemporary ethnic and religious music.' This LP-reissue comes with reproduced artwork, an insert and bonus tracks, and is limited to 500 copies. Schickert, Günter "Samtvogel" LP (Wah Wah) Günther Schickert recorded his amazing self-released LP 'Samtvogel' in 1974. Despite the limited availability of equipment, the music he recorded touches the human heart and soul. 'Samtvogel' will appeal to fans of kraut innovators such as Ash Ra Tempel, Manuel Göttsching or A.R. Machines. Some of the vocal passages may remind one of Damo Suzuki during Can's 'Tago-Mago'-era. The LP is housed in a quality sleeve with reproduced artwork and includes a 4-page insert with liner notes and photos. Zweistein "Trip - Flip-Out - Meditation" LP (Wah Wah) Deluxe 3LP reissue with bonus 7". Originally released on Philips in 1970 (but soon after withdrawn!), Zweistein's trippy kraut/psych/experimental masterpiece, which sounds more experimental than Faust, Kraftwerk or Cluster, gets its first vinyl reissue ever. Though presented as a band, Zweistein basically was the project of Suzanne Doucet, a successful German pop singer and TV personality then, and now a famous voice in New Age music. She recorded her avant-garde master piece with her sister Diane and sound engineer Peter Kramper, who's also been involved in recordings of The Rattles, Blizzards, Hawkwind, Amon Düül and Utopia. Like the original copies, this reissue comes in a metallic silver and gold embossed cardboard gatefold gimmick sleeve.
Perrey, Jean-Jacques "Musique Electronique Du Cosmos" LP (Wah Wah) Early '60s recordings from the French electronic music pioneer. This work was originally issued in a tiny edition of 500 copies. Some of the songs from the album were later used for television commercials, most notably the song 'Chicken On The Rocks', which appeared in a commercial for the Ideal Toy Company in the '60s. The tracks on Side 2 of this reissue are from a very rare demonstration disc of which only one copy is known to exist. The LP is pressed in an edition of 500 copies, comes in an old style sleeve with backflaps and original artwork. The colour insert features photos and liner notes.
Frost, Ben "The Centre Cannot Hold" LP (Mute) Fifth album from acclaimed composer Ben Frost. Centre follows Frost's equally cacophonous and melodic 2014 highlight album A U R O R A, comparatively a more textual and less rhythmic affair. Recorded over ten days by Steve Albini in Chicago. Gast, John T. "Inna Babalon" 2LP (Haunter) John T. Gast's Inna Babalon was originally published as a cassette on Gast's 5 Gate Temple in 2016. An important offering in the British producer's output. Revitalizing Anglo-Saxon folklore through bassy dub magic.
OST "Dunkirk" Hans Zimmer 2LP Vinyl edition of the soundtrack to the recent Christopher Nolan film.
OST "Loving Vincent" Clint Mansell LP (Milan) Limited 180 gram yellow colored LP pressing.
OST "Nosedive: Music From Black Mirror" Max Richter CD (Deutsche Grammophon)
OST "Return of the Living Dead" LP (Real Gone) Music Limited edition black and brown "Tarman" vinyl LP pressing. Soundtrack includes The Cramps, 45 Grave, The Flesh Eaters, The Damned, Roky Erickson, The Jet Black Berries, T.S.O.L. and SSQ. Pressed to colored vinyl. 'Send more cops.'
DVD / BLURAY
The Zodiac Killer BluRay (AGFA) Directed by Tom Hanson, who had previously owned a chain of Pizza Man restaurants, The Zodiac Killer was made to capture the real-life Zodiac Killer. That plan didn't work. Instead, we got the most outrageous and compelling "tabloid horror" vortex in the history of planet Earth. And beyond. During theatrical screenings, Hanson constructed in-theater "traps" to lure the killer from hiding. These included the use of an ice cream freezer filled with rent-a-cops and a raffle with a motorcycle as a prize. You won't get insight like this by watching a David Fincher movie. But you will get it while watching The Zodiac Killer.
Friday, October 6th
POP / ROCK
Abra "Rose" LP (Ninja Tune) A re-issue of rising Atlanta star Abras debut album Rose on Ninja Tune. Two exclusive posters inside the vinyl package. Chromeo "Fancy Footwork" 2LP (Big Beat Records) Chromeo's addictive dance-pop sensation finds a deluxe re-release in a lush double 180-gram vinyl package. Features a myriad of remixes and bonus tracks, as well as music videos and rarities. Citizen "As You Please" CD/LP (Run For Cover) New album from Citizen on bone colored vinyl with purple and gold splatter. Cults "Offering" CD/LP (Omnian Music Group) New return to form for the synth pop duo after a four year hiatus. Offering introduces a livelier, more eclectic Cults. Though traces of their girl group homages remain, they spend more time with unexpected sounds like the '80s synth brass and sweeping passages that echo Pink Floyd's scope. Del Rey, Lana "Lust For Life" LP Fifth studio album now in stock on vinyl. Deradoorian "Eternal Recurrence" LP (Anticon) New release from Angel Deradoorian, member of Dirty Projectors and Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks. Eternal Recurrence brims with meditative affirmations and breathes through drones, synthesizers and vocal acrobatics peripherally inspired by the music of Alice Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry. Gallagher, Liam "As You Were" CD/LP (Warner Bros) Exactly what you would have hoped a Liam Gallagher solo album would sound like: the passion for the classic 60s/70s influence that he's always had has been updated for the here and now. Available on limited white vinyl. Half Japanese "Half Gentlemen Not Beasts" 2LP (Fire) available for the very first time as a double vinyl LP, download card included. Jane's Addiction "Nothing's Shocking" LP (Warner) Reissue on clear vinyl. In 1988 Jane's Addiction officially arrived with Nothing's Shocking their first major-label studio album, riff heavy and full of wild stories of the stranger side of L.A., the album has been included in Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Albums of All Time' and features key tracks 'Ocean Size', 'Jane Says' and one of alt-rock's greatest anthems 'Mountain Song'. Kelela "Take Me Apart" CD/LP (Warp) Long-awaited debut official full-length for the L.A. based futuristic R&B singer. Take Me Apart is a subtle, sexy LP from a woman who knows what she wants, and clearly aims to write anthems for fans feeling the same way. The songs are intricately plotted to give the illusion of being impulsive and obsessive, buffeted by shifting emotions: by turns sensual and wary, vulnerable and guarded, leisurely and urgent. Available on clear indie only vinyl while it lasts. Kozelek, Mark with Ben Boye and Jim White "s/t" CD (Caldo Verde) Mark Kozelek teams up with Jim White of Dirty Three and Ben Boye of Natural Information Society. Lahey, Alex "I Love You Like A Brother" CD/LP (Dead Oceans) Debut full length, on yellow colored vinyl. LCD Soundsystem "American Dream" CS (DFA) Now available on cassette Manson, Marilyn "Heaven Upside Down" CD/LP (Loma Vista) New tenth full-length from the American shock rock band. McPherson, JD "Undivided Heart and Soul" CD/LP (New West) 150gm vinyl LP pressing includes digital download. Undivided Heart & Soul, produced by Dan Molad (Lucius) and McPherson, and developed largely in the studio (that studio being the historic RCA Studio B in Nashville), carries a sense of immediacy and irreverence. Mirah "Sundial" 12" (K Records) Sundial began as a special project Mirah was asked to do for the BRIC Arts/Media House in Brooklyn in 2016. She contacted longtime friend and collaborator Jherek Bishoff to work on creating string arrangements for some of her songs for this special performance. Following the project the two decided to tour the songs with a string quartet. Never one to do things in the normal order, it was only after the shows were over that it dawned on Mirah to make a record of all this beautiful stuff. With the exception of "Sundial" each of these songs has appeared on a previous recordings, now with new breath breathed into them by the unique and varied arrangements. The 7 song e.p. is being released as a limited edition 12" clear vinyl record. Off World "2" LP (Constellation) Enchantingly left-of-leftfield collaborative recordings rich in deconstructed melody and rhythm, pointillist and aleatory composition techniques, primarily employing a wide array of vintage synths and drum machines. P!NK "Can't Take Me Home" LP (Legacy) P!NK "M!ssundaztood" LP (Legacy) P!NK "Try This" LP (Legacy) Replacements "For Sale: Live At Maxwell's 1986" CD/2LP (Rhino) For Sale: Live at Maxwell's 1986 is the first official delve into the vaults for The Replacements since the 2008 expanded CD reissues, and hopefully the first of a series of albums of unreleased material. And what better place to start that with this live recording from Maxwell's in 1986, a relic from the much beloved era of the band with Bob Stinson as the guitarist. This 29-song performance, captures the Replacements just a couple weeks removed from their performance on Saturday Night Live, with a set list touches on all five of the band's albums to that point, plus a few rarities and covers. Reptaliens "FM-2030" CD/LP (Captured Tracks) Portland, Oregon's Reptaliens is the husband and wife team of Cole and Bambi Browning. Named in reverence for their interests in cult mentality, transhumanism, and conspiracy theories, Reptaliens quickly evolved from a bedroom-recording project to a full-fledged band that explores fringe pop culture through analog synthesizers, electric guitars, melodic bass lines, and Bambi's lulling vocals. Full of dreamy melodies and catchy hooks, the feel-good vibe often belie something a bit more sinister. Smith, Kaitlyn Aurelia "The Kid" CD/2LP (Western Vinyl) New sixth full-length release for the Los Angeles-based electronic artist is a concept album about the four stages of life. The Kid might be her most accessible album yet, as Smith draws out the organic qualities of her Buchla modular synth. Without sacrificing her ear for detail, she's engineered an album that sparks a bodily pleasure alongside her music's continued cerebral delights. Available on colored vinyl while it lasts. Sound of Ceres "The Twin" CD/LP New album from Colorado dream pop band. On colored vinyl. Weather Station "s/t" CD/LP (Paradise of Bachelors) New fourth full-length from the project of Toronto songwriter Tamara Lindeman. Her most fully realized statement to date, it is a work of urgency, artistic generosity, and joy. Self-titled and self-produced, the album unearths a vital new energy from Lindeman's acclaimed songwriting practice, marrying it to a bold new sense of confidence. Weaves "Wide Open" LP (Kanine) Toronto based art-rock quartet Weaves is back with their second album. White Stripes "Complete John Peel Sessions" 2LP (Third Man Records) First-ever official release of The White Stripes Peel Sessions on 2 stuffed-to-the-brim discs. Capturing Jack and Meg at the precipice of international renown in the hubbub of "White Blood Cells," their two live sessions with famed BBC DJ John Peel are arguably the best document of the White Stripes at that time. Having been widely bootlegged since their initial broadcast in 2001, these recordings are enjoying their first authorized release in celebration of their 15 year anniversary. Wolf Parade "Cry Cry Cry" CD/LP/CS (Sub Pop) First full-length release in seven years for the Canadian indie-rock band led by Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner. The soaring choruses, rousing anthems, sprawling guitars and chaotic keys that make up Wolf Parade are on proud display over the course of Cry Cry Cry. Woods, Jamila "HEAVN" CD/LP (Jagjaguwar) New debut full-length. With the assistance of fellow ChicagoansChance the Rapper, Saba, and Kweku Collins, R&B artist Jamila Woods makes vital, resonant protest music that sounds like a children's playground. A tenor of hope in the face of despair. Available on colored vinyl, while it lasts
Black Moon "Enta Da Stage" 2LP (Fat Beats) Double vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered. Composed of members Buckshot, 5ft, and DJ Evil Dee, Black Moon simultaneously kicked off and defined the rap renaissance of New York with the release of Enta Da Stage in 1993. Masta Killa "Loyalty is Royalty" CD (Nature Sounds) Wu-Tang member Masta Killa is back with a brand new album, Loyalty Is Royalty. The highly-anticipated project boasts an impressive list of guest appearances, including Method Man, Redman, KXNG Crooked, Sean Price, RZA, GZA, Prodigy, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, and more. Mos Def "The Ecstatic" LP (Downtown Music) New vinyl reissue of Mos Def's final full-length, released in 2009. Pete Rock / InI "Center of Attention" 2LP (Vinyl Digital) One of the most acclaimed hip-hop records of the 90's, despite the fact that it never got an official release at the time. Combines Pete Rock's production skills with the conscious and thought-provoking lyrics of InI, resulting in a classic of hip hop music. Watts, Danny "Black Boy Meets World" CD (Authors Recording Company) New album from the Houston rapper, produced in collaboration with Jonwayne..
Cooper, Alice "Love It To Death" LP (Warner Brothers) Reissue on black & white swirl vinyl. Alice Cooper's third album, Love it to Death, can be pinpointed as the release when everything began to come together for the band. Their first couple of albums were both largely psychedelic / acid rock affairs and bore little comparison to the band's eventual rip-roaring, teenage-anthem direction. One of the band's most instantly identifiable anthems, I'm Eighteen, was what made the album a hit, as well as another classic, Is It My Body. Cooper, Alice "Special Forces" LP (Warner) Reissue of Alice Cooper's 1981 album.
Prine, John "The Missing Years" 2LP (Oh Boy)
Conklin, Larry & Jochen Blum "Jackdaw" LP (Tompkins Square) Self-released in 1980 in an edition of 300 and includes beautiful solo 12 string acoustic guitar tracks, as well as gentle acoustic duets with violinist, Jochen Blum.
Waters, Muddy "Manish Boy b/w Young Fashioned Ways" 7" (Third Man Records) Waters, Muddy "Rollin' Stone b/w Walking Blues" 7" (Third Man Records) Waters, Muddy "She's All Right b/w Sad, Sad Day " 7" (Third Man Records)
Sinatra, Frank "Ultimate Christmas" LP Zacherle "Zacherle's Monster Gallery " LP Limited green and orange colored vinyl LP pressing.
Bley Trio, Paul "Closer" LP (ESP-Disk) Reissue of the Paul Bley Trio's Closer (1965), showcasing Bley's distinctive pianism in one of its earliest recorded manifestations. With fellow Jimmy Giuffre 3 member Steve Swallow (bass) and, in his recording debut, Barry Altschul (percussion), Bley performs compositions by his then-wife Carla, his own "Figfoot," Ornette Coleman's "Crossroads," and future-wife Annette Peacock's "Cartoon." Sanders, Pharoah "Pharaoh Sanders Quintet" LP (ESP-Disk) Originally released in 1965. Recorded on September 10, 1964, this eponymous album (later renamed Pharoah's First) is the debut release of the iconic tenor saxophonist, Pharoah Sanders. A fascinating glimpse of Sanders's style before his playing with John Coltrane and the modal mysticism of his later solo albums. Sun Ra "Continuation" CD (Corbett vs. Dempsey) A special two CD reissue of the hyper-rare El Saturn Records album, recorded in 1963, early in the Arkestra's New York period, paired with a full disc of extra material.
Clarke, Johnny "Enter Into His Gates With Praise" LP (Radiation Roots) Reissue, originally released in 1975. Johnny Clarke was one of the most esteemed singers of the roots reggae era. His debut album, Enter Into His Gates With Praise, mixed hard-hitting Rastafari devotional material with sympathetic covers. Palma, Triston "Joker Smoker" CD (Abraham) Originally released in 1981. Features: Bingy Bunny, Sowell Bailey, Dwight Pinckney, Errol Holt, Style Scott, and more. Perry, Lee "Scratch" & Subatomic Sound System "Super Ape Returns To Conquer" LP (Echo Beach) On Super Ape Returns To Conquer, Lee "Scratch" Perry uses today's sound system to revisit his classic Black Ark album that defined Jamaican dub music, the seminal 1976 Super Ape. "Scratch" returns with New York City's Subatomic Sound System to conquer again, definitively reincarnating the magic of his Black Ark studio in Jamaica, heavy on Ethiopian horns and percussion, while reinvigorating it with 21st century booming bass and beats.
Clutch "Live at the Gogolplex" PIC DISC LP (Weathermaker) Live At The Googolplex is the first in a series of three Clutch picture disc releases in 2017. Primitive Man "Caustic" LP (Relapse) Denver's Primitive Man return with their second full-length. Blackened doom and noise-ridden claustrophobia.
Digital Dance "Digital Dance 002" LP (Sub Rosa) Re-release of Digital Dance's last cassette tape, originally released in 1981.
Four Year Strong "Rise or Die Trying" PINK VINYL LP (I Surrender) 10 year anniversary pressing.
PROG / PSYCH
Ash Ra Tempel Experience "Live in Melbourne" LP (MG.Art) 2015 live recording from the Supersense Festival in Melbourne, previously unreleased, featuring a supergroup of Manuel Göttsching, Ariel Pink, Oren Ambarchi, and Shags Chamberlain. Velvet Underground "Loaded" LP Gold vinyl reissue.
Evgrafov, Dmitry "Comprehension of Light " LP (FatCat) Dmitry Evgrafov makes a captivating vinyl debut. Notably accompanied by Abul Mogard on one piece, and Iskra String Quartet (The xx, Radiohead, Jóhann Jóhannsson) for half of the album, with Benoit Pîoulard adding atmospheric detail, Evrgrafov works to the full extent of his still nascent but impressive talents, presenting what he sees as "...a chance to manifest my deepest and strongest belief - the inevitable necessity of some inner moral law that is meant to guide us through daily hardships and make us grow, better, stronger, kinder and smarterer". Ferrari, Luc "Complete Music For Films 1960-1984" CD (Sub Rosa) Rare pieces offering a complete scope of the innovative 20th century composer's foray into film music. Includes two texts by Philippe Langlois and Guillaume Contré, rare photograms from films, and some handwritten notes by Ferrari himself. Kiasmos "Blurred" EP (Ólafur Arnalds) 12" (Erased Tapes) Kiasmos mark their return in 2017 with a new 12" EP. Matthewdavid's Mindflight "Ophiucus" CS (NNA Tapes) New cassette from this purveyor of modern New Age music. Stàlteri, Arturo "...E il Pavone Parlò alla Luna" LP (Soave) First vinyl reissue of Italian pianist Arturo Stàlteri's "...e il pavone parlò alla Luna", one of the last artifacts of Italy's great wave of minimalism, recorded in 1980 but only issued privately in 1987. Stàlteri debuted in 1974 with Pierrot Lunaire, one of the most original and innovative groups of the Italian progressive scene; after the dissolution of the band he began an inspirational solo career with the prog opus Andrè Sulla Luna (1979), before creating his true masterwork, the ...e il pavone parlò alla Luna, after a trip to India. Venosta, Giovanni "Olympic Signals" LP (Soave) First reissue of the 1984 debut of Italian pianist Giovanni Venosta, a committed, subversive parody of minimalism featuring Roberto Musci. This album reveals the young pianist's profound need for expression, born out of his relationship with the sound of Terry Riley, Michael Nyman, Brian Eno, Steve Reich, Penguin Café Orchestra, and Dollar Brand. Recorded in Venosta's living room with a four-track Tascam, Olympic Signals is a truly original work made more mystical by Musci's contributions
Ambarchi, Oren "Stacte Karaoke II" 12" (Black Truffle) What happens when Oren Ambarchi is backed up by the world's greatest monster riff legends from his beloved homeland? Find out in the second volume of this infamous series where endless riffing and ecstatic shredding is the order of the day. Coil "Another Brown World / Baby Food" 12" (Sub Rosa) Two rare tracks by Coil, never before released on vinyl. These two pieces were commissioned by Sub Rosa for these two specific projects: Myths 4 - Sinople Twilight In Çatal Hüyük (1989) and Chaos In Expansion (1993). Coil & Black Sun Productions "The Plastic Spider Thing" LP+DVD (Rustblade) Coil's music remixed and re-arranged to serve as the soundtrack to the Black Sun Productions performance. Synths, drones, and psychedelic textures serve as a testament to the connection between Coil's music, ritual magic, and performance art. Cole, Crys & Oren Ambarchi "Hotel Record" LP (Black Truffle) Hotel Record is the second release from the duo/couple of crys cole and Oren Ambarchi. Hotel Record carves out an intimate and human sonic space across a diverse array of compositional approaches, sound sources, fidelities, and textures. Four long-form pieces featuring the aleatoric effects of classic David Behrman, a heavily amplified session of the titular card game, a palette of vintage 1980s digital synthesizer sounds, and field recordings made in Thailand. Cortini, Alessandro "Avanti" LP (PIAS) Cortini has turned his attention to a different aspect of our inner lives - memory. The recordings that are sampled throughout the album offer us a deeply personal glimpse into Cortini's childhood but they also have the effect of stir-ring our own recollections. AVANTI is rich in anomalies and irregularities - much like our memories - which Cortini let creep into his compositions by recording live on a single synthesizer, the EMS Synthi AKS, without overdubs. DAF (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft) "Das ist DAF" CD (Groenland) CD version of the new box set containing their "Die Kleinen und die Bosen", "Alles ist Gut", "Gold und Liebe", "Fur immer", and "Reworks" LPs, a 7" titled "Sprache der Liebe" containing two unreleased tracks. Elodie "Vieux Silence" LP (Ideologic Organ) Elodie, the project of Andrew Chalk and Timo van Luijk, present their first record for Ideologic Organ, Vieux Silence. Andrew Chalk has worked with Mirror and as his solo project Ferial Confine. Timo van Luijk has worked in many projects including Af Ursin, In Camera, and La Poupée Vivante. Hala Strana "s/t" LP (Desastre) First vinyl issue of Hala Strana's debut self-titled album, originally released in 2003. Hala Strana is a summation of Steven R. Smith's interest in the traditional folk musics of central and eastern Europe. Horowitz, Richard "Eros In Arabia" LP (Freedom To Spend) New vinyl reissue of Richard Horowitz's incredible debut suite of electro acoustic 4th world music, 'Eros In Arabia' (1981); written for flute and Prophet 5 and rife with mercurial, avian flights of fancy. This one is a proper find - especially if you're obsessed with Dariush Dolat-Shahi's more or less peerless Electronic Music, Tar and Sehtar, Zero Kama, Byrne & Eno's 'My Life in the Bush of Ghosts' or Craig Leon's 'Nommos'. Merzbow "Hyakki Echo" CD (Dirter Promotions ) New album from Merzbow has more of a foot in free improvisation than the more traditional psyched-out, extreme "noise" that you may have come to expect. One side is a three-minute piece that is a vinyl record, the other a full-length CD. The package comes with the necessary adaptor you need to play the vinyl side. Nurse With Wound "The Swinging Reflective II" CD (United Dirter) Follow up to 1999's The Swinging Reflective album, the release features an array of Steven Stapleton's favorite Nurse With Wound related releases. All tracks are remastered and some have been slightly or comprehensively remixed. Features: Colin Potter, Faust, Graham Bowers, Sand, and more.
154 "Strike" 2LP (NWAQ) Black Merlin "Jealous God Issue N. 14" 12" (Jealous God) Bottin "I Have What I Gave" CD/LP (2MR) Italian musician Bottin crafts propulsive, disco-laden scores for films not yet made. Here has managed to take bits and pieces of sounds, some short loops and orphaned arpeggios, and a handful of vocal samples, and put them together into an album that unifies 10 songs of divergent trajectories into an outstanding body of work. Bradock, Pepe "#12"@Last" 12" (Atavisme) Broken English Club "Jealous God Issue N. 16" 12" (Jealous God) Broken English Club "Jealous God Issue N. 4" 12" (Jealous God) Burma, J.F. "Nomadic" 12" (The Bunker New York) The Bunker New York present Nomadic EP from the new analog synth project of Jeremy Berman, J. F. Burma. Chandler, Kerri "My Old Friend" 12" (Flash Forward) Chayell "It's Never Too Hot" 12" (Isle of Jura) Converse, Bill "Salt of Mars" LP "Salt of Mars" is spaced out over a double pack format, focusing on Bill's lengthy, trippy jams. Dreamatic "I Can Feel It / Audio Trip" 12" (Flash Forward) Four Tet "New Energy" CD/CS (Temporary Residence) The ninth full-length release for British electronic artist Kieran Hebden features contributions from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Field Day co-founder Tom Baker. Holy Ghost Inc "Walk On Air" 12" (Isle of Jura) NHK yx Koyxen "Exit Entrance" LP (DFA Records) Omniverse "Venere / Antares" 12" (Flash Forward) Onirico "Stolen Moments" 12" (Flash Forward) Parrish Smith "Esplendor" 12" (L.I.E.S.) Portamento Boys "I Never Koos This Life" 12" (Quartet Series) For the Portamento Boys' first ever release, they go full-frontal Italo and pull it off with great panache. Shigeto "The New Monday" CD/LP (Ghostly International) New album from the Detroit-based electronic producer Zach Saginaw, his first in four years. While The New Monday still features the jazz textures long associated with Shigeto projects, the varied elements that make up the album cohesively come together to show the distinct inspiration that Saginaw has drew from since his return home to Detroit. As much as it's hip-hop influenced, it's a mutant that encompasses elements of dance music, jazz, and ambient sounds. Available on limited colored vinyl. Sleazy "From Quebec, With Love" 12" (Tag Out) From Québec, With Love is the first EP from SLEAZY, a project from Marie Davidson Ginger Breaker. An ode to the rural and suburban Québec experience, SLEAZY is the progenitor of Suburban Techno. SW.SVN "Sued 18" 12" (SUED) Swwwisha "Void" CS (Growth In Decay) Tzusing "Eastern Undefeated" (L.I.E.S.) Strong debut album by one of China's most distinctive new industrial/dance music producers, Tzusing, for L.I.E.S.; portraying the Shanghai-based artist's full breadth of kinky darkroom rhythms and sleazy cinematic arrangements. Varg "I'll Hold You Till We Die" 12" (Jealous God) Yim Sock / Mt. Cyanide "20/20 Vol.2" CS (Growth In Decay) Zackey Force Funk "This Is My Force Funk Sound" LP (Hit & Run) Limited picture disc vinyl LP pressing in a shrink-wrapped full color cardboard jacket.
Abatwa (The Pygmy) "Why Did We Stop Growing Tall?" LP (Glitterbeat) Recordings of the deep and varied musical culture of the Abatwa ("pygmy") people of the Rwandan borderlands, one of Africa's most endangered peoples. Amadou & Mariam "La Confusion" LP (Because Music) Eighth full-length album from Malian musical. Don't expect a still frame of African music; At their core lies a skillful fusion of heritage and cutting-edge music. LP version comes with a printed inner-sleeve; Includes CD. Ngozi Family Featuring Chrissy Zebby Tembo LP (Shadoks) Reissue of Zamrock legends Ngozi Family and Chrissy Zebby Tembo's Heavy Connection, recorded in 1978. 180-gram "transparent white" vinyl. Includes two-page insert. Numbered edition of 500. Rock Town Express "Funky Makossa" LP (Comb & Razor) Rock Town Express's debut LP Funky Makossa was recorded in 1974 for ARC Records, the cutting-edge studio and label established in Lagos by English drum legend Ginger Baker. The album showcased in long format the qualities that had only been hinted at on the Wrinkar Experience singles: bright, confident pop melodies, articulate lyrics, and darkly potent funk-rock. Reissue features the seven tracks from the original release, plus "I Am A Natural Man" and "I Don't Want To Know," from Wrinkar Experience's seldom-heard third and final single.
v/a "The Gamelan Of The Walking Warriors: Gamelan Beleganjur And The Music Of The Ngaben Funerary Ritual In Bali" LP (Akuphone) A fascinating immersion in the heart of a funeral ceremony live recorded in Bali, where gongs, cymbals, and drums give rhythm to the bewitching atmosphere of this mortuary procession.LP version includes printed inner sleeve; Includes download card with the complete ceremony, extra photographs, and liner note translations (French, Italian, Japanese). Os Mutantes "s/t" LP+CD (Lilith) Repressed
v/a "Guarapo! Forty Bangers From Barranquilla" LP (Honest Jon's) Rough, tough, thumping, bumping sound-boy breakbeats from the Caribbean coast of Colombia.
v/a "Egypt & Lebanon: Cosmic Arab Disco & Searing Dance Floor Bangers 1974-1985" LP (Cedarphon) Monumental introduction to some of the hippest proto-electronic music from the Middle East in the 1970s and 1980s. Prime cuts that electrified dance clubs throughout the Middle East, from Cairo to Beirut, featuring psychedelic synths and organs, break-neck percussion, and mind-bending beats.
Waters, John "Make Trouble" 7" (Third Man Records) Waters' reads his subversive commencement speech published earlier this year by Algonquin Books.
OST "Cadaveri Eccellenti" by Piero Piccioni LP (Dagored) Soundtrack composed for the Francesco Rosi's film "Cadaveri Eccellenti". Jazz and funky tunes are mixed here with a big orchestra-style peculiar of the best composition by the maestro Piero Piccioni, this album is an enjoyable journey into dark and light atmospheres.
OST "Cujo" Charles Bernstein LP (Real Gone Music) This release presents Bernstein's work for the first time as it was originally recorded on the LP format. Limited black and brown "St. Bernard" vinyl edition limited to 1000 copies!
OST "Day Of Anger" by Riz Ortolani' LP (Dagored) A really great western soundtrack from the giant Riz Ortolani for the 1967 cult movie Day of Anger starring the mighty Lee Van Cleef and Giuliano Gemma Mixing the usual western elements, Morricone style, with some incredible groovy touches with jazzy horns and loud electric guitars Ortolani brings a new jazz verve into the "spaghetti" western sound.
OST "Heavy Metal" Soundtrack LP Reissue of the soundtrack to the classic 1981 sci-fi/fantasy animated film. Features Black Sabbath, Devo, Cheap Trick, Blue Oyster Cult, Sammy Hagar, and more.
OST "Hellraiser" Christopher Young (30th Anniversary Edition) LP (Lakeshore) Limited 140gm translucent red with black smoke colored vinyl LP pressing. Includes digitally restored original artwork and photography From The Film's Archives.
OST "Twin Peaks (Music from the Limited Event Series)" LP The eagerly awaited revival of Mark Frost and David Lynch's revolutionary television series Twin Peaks is here, and with it, a new soundtrack. Music has always played a central role in Lynch's work and it helped establish the haunting, dreamlike nature of the original Twin Peaks. The same is true for the new series. The album includes the first track as heard on the debut episode - Twin Peaks Main Theme by Grammy-winning composer Angelo Badalamenti, whose music is inextricably linked to the original series and film. Also included is tracks by the Chromatics, Nine Inch Nails, Sharon Van Etten, Trouble, Au Revoir Simone, Booker T and the MG's, The Paris Sisters etc. On colored vinyl.
OST "Wayne's World" LP Features Queen (of course), Cinderella, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimi Hendrix, Alice Cooper, and more.