Anohni "Paradise EP" 10" (Secretly Canadian) New EP from Antony's Anohni project. Baker, Julien "Funeral Pyre" 7" (Matador) Califone "Quicksand / Cradlesnakes" LP (Dead Oceans) Gary Clark Jr "Live North America 2016" CD/LP (Warner Bros. Records) New live record from the American blues rock guitarist and vocalist based in Austin, TX. The album includes all new and unreleased live recordings from Gary Clark Jr's 2016 tour in support of his internationally acclaimed 2015 album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. Counting Crows "Recovering The Satellites" LP Crystal Fairy "s/t" LP (Ipecac) Debut full-length from the new supergroup made up of Dale and Buzz from The Melvins, Teri from Les Butcherettes and Omar from At The Drive In and the Mars Volta. Now available on colored vinyl, while it lasts. Damaged Bug "Bunker Funk" LP (Castle Face) Depeche Mode "Spirit" CD/LP (Columbia) New full-length from the long-running group. Robust and fearless, possibly their best since the mid 90s. FKA Twigs "EP 1" 12" Young Turks XL New reissue of the Britsh pop star's first release, from 2012. Grails "Black Tar Prophecies Vols. 1, 2, & 3" CD/LP (Temporary Residence) Grails "Take Refuge In Clean Living" CD/LP (Temporary Residence) Jacaszek "Kwiaty" CD/LP (Ghostly International) The celebrated Polish electro-acoustic composer returns with a new offering for Ghostly. Lush multi-instrumental and vocal compositions. On colored vinyl while it lasts. Oberst, Conor "Salutations" LP (Nonesuch) New seventh full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter features full-band versions of tracks from 2016's Ruminations, plus seven new songs. The expanded palette, majoring on warm, Dylanesque waltzes and rolling country-rock, brings out the colours of the songs even if, at 17 tracks, it trades in the focused intensity of Ruminations for something looser. Pinback "Some Offcell Voices" CD/LP (Temporary Residence Ltd) New compilation reissues the band's 2000 and 2003 EPs. On colored vinyl. Power "Electric Glitter Boogie" LP (In The Red) Public Memory "Veil of Counsel" LP (Felte) Real Estate "In Mind" CD/LP (Domino) New fourth full-length for the NY / NJ indie rock band and their first with new guitarist, Julian Lynch after Matt Mondanile left to concentrate on Ducktails. There is a definite familiarity to In Mind, but as with every Real Estate record, their collective ears for little surprising turns and touches in amongst their overall pleasing sound, is still impressive, eight years on. Segall, Ty "Sentimental Goblin EP" 7" (Suicide Squeeze Records) Spoon "Hot Thoughts" CD/LP (Matador) New ninth full-length release for Austin band. Spoon stay in their own well-earned lane but tweak the formula just enough on their ninth album, keeping their reliably great songwriting and adding new, electronic textures -- potentially working towards the day of a guitarless album. For a band that seems built on a reliable formula, they remain full of possibilities. Available on colored vinyl with poster while they last. The Asteroid No. 4 "Ticking Time Bomb" 7" (13 O'Clock ) Those Who Walk Away "The Infected Mass" CD/LP (Constellation) Walker, Butch "Peachtree Battle" 12" (Dangerbird)
Budden, Joe "Rage & The Machine" LP (Mood Muzik Entertain) Ross, Rick "Rather You Than Me" CD (Epic) New highly anticipated 9th studio album from the boss.
Gabriel, Peter "Peter Gabriel 1 Car" LP (Real World Productions) Gabriel, Peter "Peter Gabriel 2 Scratch" LP (Real World Productions) Gabriel, Peter "Peter Gabriel 3 Melt" LP (Real World Productions)
Ash Borer "The Irrepassable Gate" LP (Profound Lore) New third full-length LP presents itself as the band's most transcendent and powerful offering yet. Time-stretching enveloping vicious ambient otherworldly black metal. Midnight "Shox of Violence" CD (Hells Headbangers) Obituary "s/t" LP (Relapse) New release from the long-running Florida death metal outfit. Available on colored vinyl.
Damned "Damned Damned Damned" LP (Drastic Plastic) Colored reissue. Rik "Baked Transformer" 7" (Lumpy Records) Solo project from frontman Rik of Rik and the Pigs. RIYL Rik & the Pigs or any of the Lumpy Records catalog. Rik & the Pigs "Don't Tell on Me" 7" (Total Punk) Follow up to Pig Sweat and their second release on Total Punk. Rik & the Pigs "Life's a Bust" 7" (Feel It) Newest and most varied group of tracks from these guys, with a five minute wile-out track comprising side B. Rik & the Pigs "Pig Sweat" 7" (Total Punk) Springy rock'n roll leads sandwiched into kitschy KBD style riffs, this Olympia band is very at home with their contemporaries on Total Punk. Their first record. Rik & the Pigs "Remember When We Were Alive" CS (Loki) Live show recording on cassette only. Soft Cheek "Not Just A Demonstration" 7" Telephone Lovers "s/t" LP (Disconnected)
v/a "Fried Egg Mixtape" CS (Feel It) RIYL Coneheads etc.
Edwards, Jackie "Mister Peaceful" LP (Kingston Sounds) New compilation of some of the renowned singer and songwriter's finest. Skatalites, The "Foundation Ska" LP (Studio One)
PROG / PSYCH
Cozmic Corridors "S/T" CD (Mental Experience) First ever reissue of underground kraut-kosmische group Cozmic Corridors' self-titled album, their only released material -- recorded and produced circa 1972-73 in Cologne and released on CD only in 1996. Tripped-out electronic ambient soundscapes, drones, and horror cinematic vibes; haunting & seductive, great for late nights in dark rooms. RIYL: Terry Riley, Cluster, Ash Ra Tempel, Popol Vuh Creation, The "Action Painting" CD/LP (Numero Group) The 60's mod-rock group already has a few CD compilations to their name, but this two-disc set is a definitive one. Their complete output with stereo mixes, instrumentals, full-length versions, and a few tracks from The Creation's predecessors, The Mark Four (featuring future Kinks bassist John Dalton). Creation, The "Making Time b/w Making Time (Instrumental)" 7" (Numero Group)
Arel, Bulent "Electronic Music 1960-1973" LP (Sub Rosa) New collection of Turkish-born American composer Bulent Arel's work as part of their Early Electronic series. Arel studied at the Ankara Conservatory from 1940 to 1947. In 1959, he went to Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center and studied with Vladimir Ussachevsky. In 1962, he worked on the electronic sections of Varese's Deserts.
Constantine "Hades" LP (Bedouin Records) "The expression of two years' field recording on the Greek islands of Kalymnos and Lesbos -- deep inside a network of caves, and in the teeth of torrential winter storms -- with added strings, grand piano, live drumming and orchestral percussion, in its confluence of 'modern classical, metallic drone, dark ambient, and fuzz'. Guided by Steve Reich, Mika Vainio and Henri Bergson; haunted and spurred by the refugee crisis." Internazionale "The Pale And The Colourful" LP (Posh Isolation) Mikkel Valentin Dunkerley's vinyl debut, released by Posh Isolation. A logical summary of Internazionale's work up to this point, sensual synthetic meditations. A clear pop sensibility clouded with noises and ambiguous field recordings.
GOTH / DARKWAVE
Dead Can Dance "Aion" LP (4AD) New reissue. Dead Can Dance "Serpents Egg" LP (4AD) Reissue of the fantastic ethereal 1988 release. Dead Can Dance "Spiritchaser" LP (4AD)
Scorpion Violente "The Stalker" 12" (Bruit Direct Disques ) New 12" EP from the duo. A tribute to the peaks of low-budget Italian crime novels synth-wave, with all the vigor of a manic depressive on a downward slope. RIYL: Ike Yard.
ADULT "Detroit House Guests" LP (Mute) Talaboman "The Night Land" LP (R&S) Yaws "Doubt" 12" (Purely Physical)
Banteay Ampil Band "Cambodian Liberation Songs" LP (Akuphone) First ever reissue of this 1983 compilation, a testimony of Cambodian history, that brings to the world the breathless voice of the resistance members of the resistance from the Banteay Ampil Band. The refugee camp of Ampil, near the Thai border, witnessed the creation of the Banteay Ampil Band, gathered around the composer and violinist Oum Dara. The first record composed and performed by non-Khmer Cambodians after the tragic events of 1975-79. Violin, guitar and voices work together to produce melancholic and intense songs - the stirring tone of grief expressed by these resistant fighters. Sothy "Lam Seung!!!.. Chansons Laotiennes" 12" (Akuphone) Rare cosmic Lao synth pop recorded in Paris 1980, reissued for the first time. Slow-paced drums with off beats softly phased with guitar and misty synthesizers. The lam soeng was one of the most renowned stylistic variations of a popular Lao musical genre.
Performance DVD (Warner Archives)
Friday, March 10th
POP / ROCK
All In The Golden Afternoon "The Fog Is Filled With Spirits" LP (Magic Lighthouse) Babayof, Noa "Blue Bound" LP (Monterey Records) Bizarre "Beautica" LP (Seksound) Booher "Funny Tears" LP (Old Flame ) Case, Neko "Live From Austin, TX" LP (New West Records) New reissue and first ever vinyl pressing of the 2006 live CD / DVD release of her Austin City Limits performance. Chicano Batman "Freedom Is Free" LP/CD (ATO) "A blistering, politically-charged throwback that blends What's Going On-era Marvin Gaye, "Why Can't We Live Together" style Timmy Thomas, and the unapologetic brashness of James Brown's "Say It Loud: I'm Black and I'm Proud." In short, the band has gone full Gil Scott-Heron." Cilantro Boombox "Shine" CD/LP Sophomore release from the Austin funk outfit, a joyful blend of Latin funk, salsa, reggae, and ska. Dude York "Sincerely" CD/LP (Hardly Art) New sophomore release from the Seattle-based trio. Sweetly melodic & crunchy powerpop. Feelies "In Between" LP (Bar/None) First new Feelies album in six years is both mellow and intense in ways only the New Jersey band can pull off. With the increased use of acoustic guitar, it feels like a spiritual sequel to 1986's The Good Earth. Grandaddy "Last Place" LP (Sony) First new release in over a decade for the California indie rock band, now available on vinyl. After the long hiatus, the band sounds as sure of its footing as ever. 'Last Place' is more sophisticated and less self-consciously wacky than some of the Californians' previous releases, and better for it. Hurray For the Riff Raff "The Navigator" LP ATO New sixth full-length from the folk-blues band focuses on a young woman named Navita as she travels through a burning city and learns who she really is. The Navigator charts Navita's course through destruction, indifference and the city sounds: doo wop, Lou Reed-y R&R, even indie rock. A richer affair than previous HFTRR records. June, Valerie "The Order of Time" CD/LP (Concord Music Group) Fifth album from this multi-instrumentalist songwriter from Memphis, Tennessee incorporating a range of different styles both traditional and modern. Milk Music "Mystic 100s" LP (Dom America) Long awaited second full-length album from these Northwest heads. A true trip through Disneyland and beyond. In deluxe tip-on gatefold sleeve with mini-poster. Moore, R. Stevie / Jason Falkner "Make It Be" LP (Bar/None) Pissed Jeans "Why Love Now" CD/LP/CS (Sub Pop Hardly Art) New fifth full-length from the Pennsylvania sludge-punk noise rock band, produced by Arthur Rizk & Lydia Lunch. Why Love Now is reserved in its sonic experimentation. But for a band as sharp and capable as this one, that's not really a problem. Beneath the acerbic jokes, Korvette is a humane and considerate writer and performer. Their music has never gone down easier, but their commentary has never hit so uncomfortably hard. It's grotesque, funny, and unsettling-the Pissed Jeans sweet spot, basically. Richard, Dawn "Redemption" CD (Local Action) DAWN, aka Dawn Richard, follows up her successful full-length Blackheart (2015) with Redemption. Blackheart was in the Best Album of 2015 charts by Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Vogue, LA Times, Spin, Elle, Noisey and The Guardian. It was FACT Magazine's #1 album of the year. Redemption strikes the perfect balance between future-facing electronic music and the music of DAWN's New Orleans upbringing, bound together by an untouchable approach to songwriting and flawless vocal range. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever "The French Press" CD/LP (Sub Pop) Working from an old, dog-eared indie rock blueprint, this Melbourne trio delight in redrafting the lines. The French Press shines just as bright as their last EP, but the songs cast darker shadows. Nostalgic nods to the Feelies, the Clean, the Go-Betweens, and countless other Velvets revisionists. Selena "Dreaming Of You" LP (EMI) First ever vinyl reissue of the critically acclaimed final LP from the cross-over Tejano legend, originally relased in 1995 just three months after the artist's murder. Dreaming of You became the first Tejano album to reach #1 in America & was double platinum by the end of the year. Includes 13 all-time hits (6 Spanish +7 English) including: Como La Flor, Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, Amor Prohibido, I Could Fall in Love, Missing My Baby & Dreaming of You among others. Now remastered. The Shins "Heartworms" CD/LP (Columbia) New fifth full-length release for the indie-pop rock band. True to the band's spirit, but willing to push beyond aesthetically, Heartworms is a rewarding and singular addition to the Shins' catalog. Smith, Elliott "Either / Or: Expanded Edition" CD/LP (Kill Rock Stars) New limited 2LP 20th anniversary remastered reissue of Smith's final solo album before his major label debut highlights its inimitable sound and style: a magical, alchemical mix of intimacy and bombast. Either/Or sounds like the work of somebody with zero interest in conforming to or directly transgressing the "commercial" sounds of the day. Too ambitious to read as "lo-fi" and too gritty to read as straightforward pop classicism -- this anniversary remaster doesn't smooth out too many of those rough edges -- if anything, it brings the unique sound of the record into even clearer focus. This reissue is framed as an "expanded" edition, and the bonus materials included fit the bill nicely. Rather than aiming for comprehensiveness or definitiveness, the bonus tracks provide interesting glimpses into Smith's growing strength as a live solo performer. Available on colored vinyl while it lasts. Soundgarden "Ultramega OK" CD/LP/CS (Sub Pop) Remixed and expanded remastered reissue of this debut full length including 6 early recordings of tracks from the original release. Available on colored 'Loser' edition vinyl while it lasts. Tennis "Yours Conditionally" CD (Mutually Detrimental) New full-length from the loved up, 70s-loving Colorado duo. Wild Pink "S/T" LP (Tiny Engines)
Ray, Porter "Watercolor" CD/LP (Sub Pop) New official debut full-length release for the Seattle rapper. Watercolor is a snapshot of Porter's life and the lives of his friends growing up in Seattle, capturing a specific time period, before things began rapidly changing around their neighborhoods. Influences that might be heard include hip-hop classics like Nas's Illmatic, Common's Be, and Mos Def & Talib Kweli's ...Are Black Star - both the beats and production, and his personal lyrics.
Earle, Steve "Live From Austin, TX" LP (New West) Jones, George "George Jones & The Smoky Mountain Boys" LP (Rounder)
Hurley, Michael "Redbirds At Folk City" LP (Feeding Tube) New expanded vinyl release of a live show from Snock (Michael Hurley) and the Redbirds, recorded July 17, 1976. The majority of this set was first issued in '88 on the Land of Lo Fi/Redbirds cassette. New masters revealed an extra song and a half, presented here.
Hooker, John Lee "That's Where It's At" LP (Fantasy)
v/a "Chicago Slickers 1948-1953" LP (Nighthawk Records)
v/a "Windy City Blues 1935-1953" LP (Nighthawk Records)
Brown, Barry "I'm Still Waiting" CD (Radiation Roots) Reissue of Barry Brown's I'm Still Waiting, originally released in 1983. Brown draws largely from the blueprint provided by Horace Andy, but with his own unique form of vocal phrasing interspersed with ad-hoc slurs. Mittoo, Jackie "The Keyboard King" CD (Radiation Roots) Reissue of Jackie Mittoo's The Keyboard King, originally released in 1976, now available on CD. The man born Donat Roy Mittoo was a crucial member of the Studio One house band from its very foundation, working closely there with Lee 'Scratch' Perry. The Keyboard King features Mr. Mittoo's delightful organ workouts, completely reconfiguring hits by John Holt, Johnny Clarke, Cornell Campbell, and Bunny & Skully, among others. Pablo, Augustus "Augustus Pablo At King Tubbys" CD (Radiation Roots) Multi-faceted compilation featuring memorable melodica interpretations of some of Bunny Lee's greatest productions, now available on CD.
SOUL / FUNK
Ashby, Dorothy "Soft Winds: The Swinging Harp Of" LP (Doxy) New reissue of Dorothy Ashby's 1961 release. She may not be the first jazz harpist or the first female jazz harpist, but her good feeling for time and ability to construct melodic, guitar-like lines, mark her as the most accomplished modern jazz harpist. Edition of 500. Mirettes, The "Whirlpool" LP (Uni) First ever reissue of the 1969 sophomore LP from the girl-group once known as The Ikettes, before defecting from Ike Turner's camp and re-emerging as The Mirettes.
Ekemezie, Livy "Friday Night" LP (Odion Livingstone) First ever reissue of the Nigerian disco / funk musician's sole LP, originally released in 1983. On colored vinyl. Qinawi, Metqal "s/t" LP (Akenation Egypt) Metqal Quenawi, born in 1929 (Luxor, Egypt), developed an intense artistic career based on rescuing folk traditions from southern Egypt. Recovering the traditions of the Said, Metqal was brought up on the customs of the Fellahin (agricultural laborers), which were disseminated by the Bedouin violin-type instrument, the rebab. Quenawi started composing at age nine and went on to become a key reference in Egyptian music. Edition of 500.
Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink Plus Albert Mangelsdorff "Couscouss de la Mauresque" LP (Cien Fuegos) One-time reissue pressing of 500 on 180 gram vinyl. Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink Plus Albert Mangelsdorff "Elements" LP (Cien Fuegos) First standalone reissue of the Peter Brotzmann/Fred Van Hove/Han Bennink/Albert Mangelsdorff quartet's Elements, part of the legendary "Berlin Trilogy" originally released by FMP in 1971. One-time pressing of 500 on 180 gram vinyl. "One of the best documents of anything, anytime, on any continent, period." Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink Plus Albert Mangelsdorff "The End" LP (Cien Fuegos) One-time reissue pressing of 500 on 180 gram vinyl. Wilen, Barney "Moshi" 2xLP+DVD LP (Souffle Continu) New remastered reissue of Barney Wilen's 1972 album Moshi, including a bonus DVD of Caroline de Bendern's 1971 film a l'intention de Mlle Issoufou a Bilma, which was filmed during the travels that inspired the album.
Iron Angel "Hellish Crossfire" LP (High Roller) Reissue of the debut album German thrash/speed metal band, originally released in 1985. Iron Angel "Winds of War" LP (High Roller) Their second album, originally released in 1986. Mitochondrion "Archaeaeon" LP (Dark Descent) Omen "Battle Cry" LP (Metal Blade) Reissue of the debut album from US heavy/power metal band, originally released in 1984. Import. Omen "The Curse" LP (Metal Blade) Reissue of their 1986 album. Import. Omen "Warning of Danger" LP (Metal Blade) Reissue of their 1985 album. Import. Rotting Christ "Triarchy of the Lost Lovers" LP (Floga) The third full length album from Greek black metal masters, originally released in 1996. Stormtrooper "Pride Before a Fall" LP (High Roller) Previously unreleased album from obscure NWOBHM band known for their lone single of the same name. A reproduction of the 7" is included with this LP. Vassafor "Elegy Of The Archeonaut" LP (Dark Descent)
Business, The "Keep The Faith" LP (Beat Generation) New reissue of the South London punk band's 1994 release. Formed in the late '70s, they helped to redefine the punk sound that the seminal bands had created. With more aggressive lyrics and music, influenced by the first American hardcore bands. Edition of 500 on 180 gram vinyl. Buzzcocks "Time's Up" CD/LP (Domino) New official 40th anniversary reissue of the 1976 demos recorded with founder & singer Howard Devoto and originally released as a bootleg in 1978. Daughters "Hell Songs" LP (Hydra Head) New 10 year anniversary remastered reissue of the Providence band's sophomore effort, released in 2006. Dischange "The Demos" LP (Rust And Machine) Swedish d-beat hardcore punk in the raw Discharge vein. These were the two demos recorded in 1989 and 1990 and have never seen a proper release until now.
VVV "Why El Paso Sky" CS (Holodeck) New limited cassette release from the Austin-based Iranian-born ambient electronic producer Shawhin Izaddoost.
PROG / PSYCH
Dias De Blues "S/T" LP (Little Butterfly) New reissue of Dias De Blues' sole self-titled album, originally released in 1973. Edition of 160 on 140 gram vinyl. Opus Alfa "S/T" LP (Little Butterfly) First full reissue of Opus Alfa's self-titled album, originally released in 1972. The blues-rock band from Uruguay experimented with electric blues-rock and other genres, tango or a "baroque" acoustic experience. Combines a harmonious sample of the experiments musical genres with a striking alternation in the instrumentals. Edition of 200 on 140 gram vinyl.
v/a "Fluxus Anthology: A Collection Of Music And Sound Events" LP (Song Cycle) New first ever official vinyl reissue of the Fluxus Anthology: A Collection Of Music And Sound Events, originally released in 1989. Fluxus Anthology is a collection of Fluxus works, created by the collaborative artistic movement led by artists such as George Maciunas, Yoko Ono, Joseph Beuys, Nam June Paik, La Monte Young, and John Cage. Presented here on clear, 180 gram vinyl in an edition of 500.
Derelict Satellite "Initial Launch" CS (Self Released) Debut from the Austin noisecore outfit. LaVey, Anton Szandor "The Devil Speaks (& Plays)" LP (Aberrant) A new limited compilation of six of the founder of the Church of Satan's best recordings, including a satanic mass conducted by the very high priest himself in 1968. Also known as an author of cult esoteric texts such as the Satanic Bible (1969), Anton Szandor LaVey was a skilled musician with a taste for weird, creepy and old-timey sounding tunes. Edition of 300. Raime "Notion 2 Notion" 12" (Blackest Ever Black) New 12" from the London based dark ambient duo. Edition of 500 on clear vinyl.
Batu "Murmur" 12" (Timedance ) Demdike Stare "Wonderland" CD (Modern Love) Standard CD edition now in stock. Helm "Rawabet" CS (Alter) New limited cassette from the London musician. Moon B "Lifeworld" LP (Growing Bin Records) Shobaleader One "Elektrac" LP (Warp) Thundercat "Drunk" [4 x 10" Box] LP (Brainfeeder) Now available on vinyl, new third full-length release for Stephen Bruner's throwback RnB fusion alias Thundercat. Drunk sounds both familiar and potentially groundbreaking for Bruner's trajectory. Features guest appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, and Pharrell. Released as 4x10" box set comprising four red vinyl 10"s.
OST "10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)" Bear McCreary 2LP (Mondo)
OST "A Hatchet For The Honeymoon" by Sante Maria Romitelli LP (Dagored) Sante Maria Romitelli's soundtrack for Mario Bava's psychological thriller Hatchet For The Honeymoon, aka Il Rosso Segno della Follia, released in 1970. Disturbing and dissonant tracks in a fascinating fusion of classical, electronic, lounge and rock n' roll music. The complete score is presented here for the first time on vinyl, with extra tracks. Edition of 500 on colored vinyl.
OST "Case Of The Scorpions Tail, The (1971)" Bruno Nicolai LP (Death Waltz)
OST "Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest (1987)" Konami Kukeiha Club 10" (Mondo) Soundtrack to this classic 8-bit Nintendo game, fully remastered and on official vinyl for the first time. Colored vinyl while it lasts.
OST "Creed" Ludwig Goransson LP (Mondo)
OST "Nosferatu (1922)" James Bernard LP (Silva Screen)
OST "Urotsukidoji: Legend Of The Overfiend" Masamichi Amano LP (Tiger Lab) Pentagram Home Video "The Satanic Path" LP (Death Waltz)
Friday, March 3rd
POP / ROCK
Animal Collective "Hollindagain" LP (Animal Collective) New reissue of the group's 2002 release; documents live perfomances from the 2001 U.S. tour with Black Dice. Black Books "Can't Even" CD/LP (self-release) Blanck Mass "World Eater" CD/LP (Sacred Bones Records) New third full-length release for Benjamin John Power's solo electronic project. 'World Eater' represents a true stylistic leap; it's a mammoth collection of songs that carve out a unique niche between apocalyptic anxiety and brief, cathartic bursts of ecstasy, a feeling that should resonate with just about everybody these days. Available on colored vinyl while it lasts. Bleached "Can You Deal?" 12" (Dead Oceans) Blushing "Tether" CD (self-release) Cinders "Lonely Eskimo" LP (Headbump Records) Chicano Batman "Freedom Is Free" CD (ATO) Cohen, Gabriella "Full Closure and No Details" CD/LP (Captured Tracks) Melbourne artist Gabriella Cohen's first solo full-length is the product of ten days and two microphones. Her debut dissects a failed relationship, ranging from regretful to venomous; a slow-burning fusion of defiance and heartache. Epic Soundtracks, The "Change My Life" LP (Mapache) New reissue of the 1996 CD, now on vinyl for the first time. Findlay "Forgotten Pleasures" CD/LP (BMG) Fleck, Bela "Juno Concert" CD (New Rounder) Fountainsun "Sweep the Temple" Higgs LP (Gnome Life) Grandaddy "Last Place" CD (Sony) First new release in over a decade for the California indie rock band. After the long hiatus, the band sounds as sure of it's footing as ever. 'Last Place' is more sophisticated and less self-consciously wacky than some of the Californians' previous releases, and better for it. Gruska, Ethan "Slowmotionary" CD (Sire) From Belle Brigade Hazlewood, Lee "13" CD (Light In The Attic) Ibibio Sound Machine "Uyai" CD/LP (Merge) New sophomore full-length release for the Nigerian Afro-electronic band. Eno Williams and crew up the ante on all fronts for Uyai; the percussion races forward while the arrangements are busier and more ambitious, each tune twisting and turning through rhythm changes and back-to-back riffs like a living thing. A lively fusion of politically conscious Afro-beat electro pop. Knife in the Water "Reproduction" LP (Keeled Scales) First new record from the Austin based rockl band in nearly fifteen years. Reproduction is immediately recognizable as a Knife in the Water work, with the same slow, loping sadness and low-pressure beauty that made their 1998 debut such a revelation twenty years ago. Just a little more scuffed up with age. Lambchop "Is a Woman" LP (Merge) New vinyl reissue of Kurt Wagner & company's sixth LP, released in 2002. A stripped down affair for the band. Leo, Ted / Publicist "Split" 7" (Spindown Records) New split 7" Leo, Ted & the Pharmacists "Hearts Of Oak" LP (Lookout) Limited reissue of Ted Leo's 2002 release. Leo, Ted & The Pharmacists "Shake the Sheets" CD (Lookout Records) Reissue Leo, Ted & The Pharmacists "Tell Balgeary" CD (Lookout Records) Reissue Leo, Ted & The Pharmacists "Tyranny of Distance" LP (Lookout Records) Limited reissue of Ted Leo's 2001 release. Lusine "Sensorimotor" CD/LP (Ghostly International) The first new full-length from the Texas native producer in four years, takes an introspective turn. Jeff McIlwain has been producing his diverse, melodic strain of abstract electronic music as Lusine for a decade-and-a-half. Available on colored vinyl while it lasts. Methyl Ethel "Everything is Forgotten" CD/LP (4AD) New sophomore release for the Perth dream pop trio. Microphones, The "Early Tapes 1996-1998" LP (P W Elverum & Sun) New collection of unreleased songs and rarities testifies to the enduring power of the Microphones, and how they represented a thriving part of Pacific Northwest indie scene. Minus the Bear "VOIDS" CD/LP/CS (Suicide Squeeze) First new record from the band in five years, and their first with their new drummer. Available on colored vinyl while it lasts. Muffs, The "Happy Birthday To Me" CD/LP (Omnivore) New remastered reissue of the third album by the pop punk band, released in 1997. My Education "Schiphol" LP (Golden Antenna / Headbump Records) New full-length from the Austin-based instrumental post-rock collective. New Gen "S/T" LP (XL) NOLIFE "You Won't Survive the State of New York" 12" (Young Turks) Pikelny, Noam "Universal Favorite" Punch Brothers CD (New Rounder) Sheeran, Ed CD/LP New slick third full-length for the diverse and beloved British pop songwriter. Skyway Man "Seen Comin' From a Mighty Eye" LP (Yewknee) Sleaford Mods "English Tapas" CD/LP (Rough Trade) New fourth full-length release for the minimal working class British post-punk duo. Jason Williamson's stream-of-consciousness ranting & austere reportage has helped Sleaford Mods develop their songwriting while retaining its intensity. English Tapas, as with most of the Mods material can't help but represent a telling state-of-the-nation address. Strawberry Switchblade "1982 4 Piece Demo" 7" (Night School) Night School at the top of their game with first-ever issue of Rose McDowell and Jill Bryson, a.k.a. Strawberry Switchblade's 1982 demo tape. Bit of a holy grail for post-punks, new wave pop fiends and goths alike. In the early 1980s, the Glasgow pop duo Strawberry Switchblade were a band with many possible futures. This raw three-song demo catches a glimpse of the group they could have become. Taking Back Sunday "s/t" LP Temples "Volcano" LP (Fat Possum) New second full-length release for the British psychedelic pop band. On 'Volcano', Temples trade in time travel for space travel, as the guitar riffs and grooves are replaced with pulsating synth and drum beats. Fans of the first record might miss that '60s tone at first, but repeat listens reveal the Temples we know and love. Available on colored vinyl while it lasts. Why? "Moh Lhean" CD/LP (Joyful Noise) Newest full-length from the ever changing project of Cincinnati born Yoni Wolf. Available on colored vinyl while it lasts.
Clark, Guy "Guy Clark: The Best of the Dualtone Years" LP (Dualtone Music) New compilation celebrating the music made by the late legendary songwriter while signed to Dualtone. Includes several live cuts and three never-before-released demo tracks.
Jay, Abner "Depression / I'm So Depressed" 7" (Mississippi Records)
v/a "I Woke Up One Morning In May" LP (Mississippi Records)
SOUL / FUNK
Brown, James "Mr Dynamite" LP (Cornbread Records) Reissue of James Brown's Mr. Dynamite, originally released as Good, Good, Twistin' With James Brown in 1962. Classic early James Brown recordings - stone cold proof that nobody was a more talented R&B artist in the '60s. Reissued here on 180 gram vinyl with download code.
Beyene, Girma & Akale Wube "Ethiopiques 30: Mistakes On Purpose" LP (Heavenly Sweetness) Sandwidi Pierre "Le Troubadour De La Savane " LP (Soft Estate Records)
Omari, Abdou El "Nuits D'ete" LP (Radio Martiko) New reissue of this ultra-rare oriental psych monster from the organ king of Casablanca, Abdou El Omari, combining traditional rhythms with spaced-out modern sounds. Originally released in Morocco in 1976. Omari, Abdou El "Nuits D'ete Avec Naima Samin" LP (Radio Martiko) First issue of this previously unreleased recording from the Morroccon psych organist. Nuits D'ete Avec Naima Samin, the second part of Abdou El Omari's Nuits-trilogy. Contains heavenly compositions for the Moroccon diva Naima Samih.
Blood Incantation "Interdimensional Extinction" LP (Dark Descent) Repress of their 4 song EP. Blood Incantation "Starspawn" LP (Dark Descent) Repress of their debut LP. Swirling, chasmic death metal. Girlschool "Demolition" LP (Rock Classics) Girlschool "Hit and Run" LP (Rock Classics) Girlschool "Screaming Blue Murder" LP (Rock Classics)
Interstellar Funk "Caves Of Steel" 12" (Berceuse Heroique) Storming and funky, infused with the spirit of classic Detroit techno. Turinn "18 1/2 Minute Gaps" LP (Modern Love) New debut from producer Alex Lewis, aka Turinn. Ten tracks of fractious, mutant funk and sore feels - 18 1/2 Minute Gaps renders a cross-section of mongrel, hybrid style 'n pattern in a breathless, deceptively freehand fashion. Detroit booty and dank post-punk elements in a perpetual flux of in-the-pocket grooves, alternately pushing into Muslimgauze-like buffer zones of distortion or resoundingly wide ambient dimensions.
Barreca, Marc "Music Works for Industry" LP Freedom to Spend First ever vinyl issue of the 1983 released cassette. Marc Barreca emerged from the underground music scene of Seattle / Olympia in the late 70s and early 80s. Music Works For Industry draws on a diverse pool of musicians and performance artists. RIYL: Moebius & Plank, Cluster, K. Leimer, Esplendor Geometrico, maybe.
Monk, Meredith "Key" CD (Lovely Music) Sophomore release from Meredith Monk, contains her earliest compositions for voice. The songs that make up Key were composed and performed in a three year period between 1967 and 1970, when Monk collected them into this 45-minute "invisible theater" experience. Originally released in 1971. Payne, Maggi "Crystal" CD (Lovely Music) CD reissue of her debut solo release. Compositions of depth, logic and, though not "pretty", an irresistible beauty. Features Maggi Payne alone on flute & synthesizer. Originally released on Lovely Music in 1986. Pio, Giusto "Motore Immbobile" LP (Soave) Fiirst vinyl reissue of Giusto Pio's Motore Immobile, originally released in 1979. One of the most striking documents of Italy's minimalist movement. It resonates within a collective world of shimmering sound, one familiar to fans of Franco Battiato, Lino Capra Vaccina, Luciano Cilio, Roberto Cacciapaglia, Francesco Messina, and Raul Lovisoni. Vostell, Wolf "De-coll / age Musik" LP (Soave) First vinyl reissue of Wolf Vostell's debut De-coll/age Musik, originally released in 1982. A seminal figure in the history of 20th century avant-garde, Vostell was a founding member of fluxus, an early instigator of happenings, and an innovator of video art. Decoll/age Musik draws from material dating between the late '50s to early '80s - the results of Vostell's application of decollage, the near perfect inversion of collage.
Alva Noto "Xerrox Vol. 1" 2LP (Raster-Noton) 2016 repress of the first volume in Alva Noto's Xerrox series, originally released in 2007. On Xerrox, Alva Noto manipulates recognizable melodic (micro-)structures of everyday sounds -- muzak, advertising, soundtracks, and entertainment programs -- by the process of copying, alienating them beyond all but the faintest recognition. Alva Noto "Xerrox Vol. 2" 2LP (Raster-Noton) 2016 repress of the second volume in Alva Noto's Xerrox series, originally released in 2009. More playful than Xerrox Vol. 1, Vol. 2 follows the approach of a live set, and is not so much obligated to a theoretical concept; it develops a linear aesthetic with a dense and interweaved complexity that only gradually unfolds its depth. Well executed man/machine balance. Applehead "Applehead's Rache" LP (Pre-Cert Home Entertainment) Applehead's Rache makes the return of Andy Votel's most elusive alter-ego Applehead. Along with running Finders Keepers and Cacophonic, Votel runs Pre-Cert Home Entertainment label along with Sean Canty of Demdike Stare. RIYL: Throbbing Gristle & Suzanne Ciani, maybe. Edition of 500. Davachi, Sarah "All My Circles Run" LP (Students of Decay) Masin, Gigi & Charles Hayward "Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre Volume 2" CD/LP (Modern Classic Recordings) First ever vinyl reissue of the 1989 split LP. Following the reissue of the entire recorded output of This Heat and its successor, Camberwell Now, Modern Classics Recordings holds the lens up to this special split album created by the driving force behind those groups - drummer Charles Hayward - in collaboration with Italian musician Gigi Masin, whose looping, rhythmic, electronic compositions have seen his cult following grow in his four decades as a recording artist. Masin's eight tracks occupy side A and Charles Hayward's long-form piece (at 21 minutes long), "Thames Water Authority", occupies side B.
OST "Don't Breathe" Roque Banos LP (Invada)
OST "Nocturnal Animals (2016)" Abel Korzeniowski LP (Silva Screen)
OST "The Thing" Ennio Morricone LP (Waxworks Records) Complete Ennio Morricone soundtrack re-mastered from the original master tapes, 180 Gram White-Snow colored vinyl, all new artwork by Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative, deluxe heavyweight packaging including satin coated old-style gatefold jackets with UV spot-gloss, and an an 11" x 22" poster.
OST "Trials Of The Blood Dragon" Power Glove LP (Invada)
OST "Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me" LP (Death Waltz) First official vinyl reissue in over 25 years, since it's initial release in 1990, of Angelo Badalamenti's defining work as a composer. Remastered and pressed to 180 gram 'damn fine coffee' coloured vinyl, while it lasts.
Friday, February 24th
POP / ROCK
All Them Witches "Sleeping Through The War" CD/LP (New West) On colored vinyl while it lasts. Brian Jonestown Massacre, The "Don't Get Lost" CD/LP (A Recordings) New full length release from the long-running SF band, fully recorded and produced at Anton Newcombe's new studio in Berlin. 'Don't Get Lost mixes a shoegaze and psychedelic sound with more experimental twists on some tracks you might hear from Public Image Limited's Metalbox, Primal Scream, or even Ornette Coleman.' Features: saxophonist Emil Nikolaisen, from the Norwegian band Serena-Maneesh, and vocal performances from Tess Parks and Shaun Rivers. Pressed on 180 gram colored vinyl. Children of Alice "S/T" CD/LP (Warp) Debut release from the new outfit featuring James Cargill of Broadcast, plus a few other members of Broadcast and The Focus Group. "Combining a narrative of library-rooted psychedelia with a strong soundtrack feel," Children Of Alice "perfectly fits and continues the lineage of the three members' individual projects," a warm welcomed evolution in the Broadcast soundworld." Clap Your Hands Say Yeah "The Tourist" LP (CYHSY, Inc) New full-length release from Alec Ounsworth's indie rock project. Dams of the West "Youngish American" LP (Columbia) Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson's first solo record. Deerhoof "Apple O" LP (Kill Rock Stars) New reissue of the band's 2003 LP. Froth "Outside (Briefly)" LP/CS (Dutch Uncles) New third album from the LA-based band. On Outside (briefly) the band continue to hone their blend of 60s surf rock, psychedelia, indie rock and shoegaze. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard "Flying Microtonal Banana" CD/LP (ATO) Brand new release from the Australian psych rock band, the first of a planned five albums in 2017 featuring microtonal tunings -- a non-Western way of tuning that involves intervals smaller than a semitone revealing 'secret notes'. The songs are still crunchy, twisting jams with huge hooks and exciting sections of instrumental prowess where they join together in a furious wave of sound. This time though, the melodies are are more exotic and complex. Knife In the Water "Plays One Sound and Others" LP (Super Secret Sonic Surgery) First ever vinyl issue of the landmark 1997 debut by the spectral Texas band. Los Campesinos! "Sick Scenes" LP (Wichita Recordings) On colored vinyl Old 97s "Graveyard" CD/LP (ATO) Latest album. Available as four different colored vinyl pressings. Rundle, Emma Ruth & Jaye Jayle "The Time Between Us" CD/LP (Sargent House) Russell, Arthur "Instrumentals" LP (Audika) New first ever vinyl reissue of the collection of instrumentals from the late composer and artist. Released in 1984, Instrumentals collects some of Russell's earliest recorded material, dating back to 1974 and was inspired by the photography of his Buddhist teacher. It is a ten-part piece in total and was ultimately performed in a live setting only in excerpts. Includes remastered recordings of 'Instrumentals Vol. 1' and 'Instrumentals Vol. 2' as well as two rare pieces from Russell entitled 'Reach One' and 'Sketch For 'Face Of Helen''. Sadies, The "Northern Passages" LP (Yep Roc) Shadow Band "Wilderness of Love" LP (Mexican Summer) Summer Moon "With You Tonight" LP (Membran) Sun Kil Moon "Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood " CD (Caldo Verde) New full-length release for Mark Kozelek features songs about a variety of events and issues that occurred in 2016. At over two hours long, it's easily one of Kozelek's most ambitious undertakings yet. Weller, Paul "Heavy Soul" LP (Island) Reissue of 1997 album Weller, Paul "Stanley Road" LP (Island) Reissue of 1995 album Wild Pink "S/T" CD (Tiny Engines) Debut full-length from the new introspective indie pop/rock trio. Instantly familiar upon first listen. Xiu Xiu "Forget" LP (Polyvinyl) Latest release for theexperimental pop group formed by Jamie Stewart. The album's palette feels broad, with electronics switching from twinkling and melodic to antagonistic industrial clangs.
Black Moon "Enta Da Stage: The Complete Edition" 3CD/3CS (Fat Beats) Expanded reissue of this 90s NYC rap classic. Denmark Vessey "Martin Lucid Dream" LP (Street Corner Music) DJ Yamin & Quickie Mart "King Cake Breaks Vol. 1" LP (Superjock Records) Koreatown Oddity "Finna Be Past Tense" LP (Stones Throw) Riggins, Karriem "Headnod Suite" CD/LP (Stones Throw) New sophomore solo album from Karriem Riggins, best known as a jazz drummer and hip-hop producer for artists like Common, Kanye West, The Roots, and Kaytranada. For Headnod Suite Riggins builds on his credentials with 29 tracks of pure hip-hop-each track crafted with swing that only a drummer would know.
V/A "Ultimate Block Party Breaks Vol. 3" LP (Superbreak Records)
Bowie, David "No Plan" EP CD (Columbia) Harrison, George "Dark Horse" LP (Capitol) Harrison, George "Electronic Sound" LP (Capitol) Harrison, George "Living in the Material World" LP (Capitol) Harrison, George "Somewhere in England" LP (Capitol) Harrison, George "Thirty Three & 1/3" LP (Capitol) Harrison, George "Wonderwall Music" LP (Capitol) Orbison, Roy "Black & White Night 30" [CD/DVD] CD (Legacy)
Roberts, Alasdair "Pangs" LP (Drag City)
Crystal Fairy "s/t" CD (Ipecac) Debut full-length from the new supergroup made up of Dale and Buzz from The Melvins, Teri from Les Butcherettes and Omar from At The Drive In and the Mars Volta. Immolation "Atonement" LP (Nuclear Blast) Latest from veteran NY death metal group. Available on colored vinyl. King Woman "Created in the Image of Suffering" CD/LP (Relapse) Power Trip "Nightmare Logic" CD/LP (Southern Lord) New second full-length from the Texas thrash outfit. Nightmare Logic showcases Power Trip at their strongest yet, and packs its 30-minute runtime with songs that push everything they have done right so far. In addition to the improved songwriting, the production has been upgraded. Available on colored vinyl. Psychedelic Witchcraft "Magick Rites and Spells" CD/LP (Soulseller) Woe "A Spell For The Death Of Man" LP (Vendetta Records) Reissue of Woe's 2008 debut release.
Crowd, The "A World Apart" LP (Radiation Deluxe Series) First vinyl reissue since 1981 of this classic So-Cal punk group who had two songs on the outstanding Beach Blvd. comp from Posh Boy records. RIYL early California skate/surf punk a la Flyboys & the Simpletones. Exotica "Musique Exotique #01" 7" (La Vida Es Un Mus) Unfiltered punk debut which manages to mix elements of early Brazilian punk, the aggression of '82 post Discharge explosion and mutant punk worldwide. Based in NYC but with members from Mexico, Argentina and USA they are prime example of a melting pot of the finest international hardcore punk. Originally released as a cassette tape in the tail end of 2016 and now getting the vinyl treatment Kriegshog "s/t" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus) Repress of 2010 album from Japanese d-beat masters Rat Cage "Caged Like Rats" 7" (La Vida Es Un Mus) Rata Negra "Oido Absoluto" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus) Members of Madrid groups La Urss and Juanita Y Los Feos join forces here and to no surprise deliver a full album of catchy but dark punk tunes. S.H.I.T. "I" 7" (La Vida Es Un Mus) Fourth 7" release from hardcore punk outfit from Toronto.
Scientist "The Untouchable" LP (Dub Mir) New compilation of collaborations, The Untouchable features some of the best artists of the international reggae scene: Tippa Irie, Sabrina Pallini, Dubiterian, Ilhame Paris and more. Skatalites, The "Foundation Ska" CD (Studio One)
SOUL / FUNK
Enlightment "Faith Is The Key" LP+7" (Nature Sounds)
Ka Ping, Lo "Lost Sounds of the Tao: Chinese Masters of the Guqin" CD (World Arbiter)
v/a "Sounds From The Archipelago: An Introduction To The Lush Indonesian Music Tradition Vol. 1" LP+CD (Shiok! Records) New compilation in two volumes gathers traditional music from different areas of the Indonesian archipelago, featuring music from Sulawesi, The Moluccas Islands (Spice Islands), and Central Java. Features the traditional Indonesian instrument called the sinrili, a chorus of seventy-eight men, a traditional Javanese orchestra, and more.
v/a "Sounds From The Archipelago: An Introduction To The Lush Indonesian Music Tradition Vol. 2" LP+CD (Shiok! Records) Volume Two covers music from the vast island of Sumatra (West Indonesia), The Moluccas Islands, and the island of Bali. Features "Ketchapis" (sort of a two-string ukulele), sawat music for a Muslim traditional dance (menari) from Sumatra, a local Gamelan orchestra, and cremation music. Kostas Bezos & the White Birds "s/t" (Kostis) LP (Mississippi Records) First-ever compilation of "Xabagies", the nearly forgotten Hawaiian-influenced music of the 1930s. A world-class slide guitarist, political cartoonist, and sleepless Bohemian, Kostas Bezos created unique surrealist guitar portraits blurring Athens and Honolulu, haunting tropical serenades, wild acoustic orchestras, and heartbreaking steel guitar duets.
Agrim Agadez "Musique Guitare de la Republique du Niger" LP (Sahel Sounds) A compilation of contempory field recordings from Niger, featuring a selection of guitar music both acoustic and electric. Luka Productions "Fasokan" LP (Sahel Sounds) Lush suite of enchanting hip hop from Bamako, Mali's Luka Productions - a prolific artist with a distinctively melodic, breezy style comparable to aspects of Actress on R.I.P. or American cloud rap instrumentals.
PROG / PSYCH
Buyurburc, Erol "Hop Dedik" LP (Pharaway Sounds) New first ever a reissue of Erol Buyurburc's Hop Dedik, originally released in 1976. While not exactly psychedelic, Erol's first album provides some great examples of Turkish pop spiced with psych, disco, and funk, mixing Anatolian melodies and Western production. RIYL Erkin Koray. Lewin, Philiip "Am I Really Here All Alone?" LP (Tompkins Square) Mogollar "s/t" LP (Pharaway Sounds) First ever official reissue of reissue of Mogollar's self-titled album, originally released in 1976. Turkey's Anadolu pop heroes, an incredible fusion of ancient Anatolian melodies and instruments paired with piercing fuzz guitar. RIYL: John Berberian, Devil's Anvil, and vintage Turkish psych. Six Organs of Admittance "Burning the Threshold" CD/LP/CS (Drag City) West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band "s/t" MONO LP (Jackpot) West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band "Vol 2" LP (Jackpot) A drug-drenched, exotica-tinged, psych record that is held in high esteem amongst collectors.
Tommasi, Amedeo "Thomas: Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film" LP (Sonor Music Editions) New reissue of the 1970 score for the film of the same name directed by cult Italian director Pupi Avati. Freaky, giallo vibes with stunning cinematic sinister beats. Features Edda Dell'Orso, who provides some astonishing frightful vocals. Edition of 500.
v/a "Lo Sport Volume 1" LP (Sonor Music Editions) New reissue of Lo Sport Volume 1, with compositions by Remigio Ducros, Daniela Casa, and Gian Piero Ricci, originally released in 1971. Featuring break-beats, funk, and psychedelic tunes from Italy, lots of grooves, samples, and themes. Edition of 500.
Duchamp, Marcel "The Entire Musical Work Of Marcel Duchamp" LP (Song Cycle) First ever vinyl reissue of The Entire Musical Work Of Marcel Duchamp, originally released by Multhipla Records in 1976. Collects experimental pieces composed in 1913 by the legendary artist, and executed by Petr Kotik and the S.E.M. Ensemble in 1976. Chance operations and non-musical sounds. Presented here on 180 gram vinyl.
Dagley, Mark "Collected Works 1978-2016" LP (Feeding Tube) New second release under Mark Dagley's own name, spans 40 years of work and strange invention. Dagley, although largely focusing on his visual art for the last many years, was a musician who was a part of The Girls, Hi Sheriffs Of Blue, and Marianne Nowottny. Collected Works ranges from experimental blues explosions for solo guitar to drone-oriented electronics, transcriptions for a mechanical music box, and splutzo No Wave. Heinali "Anthem" LP (Injazero) New solo LP from Kiev, Ukraine-based sound designer, Heinali, aka Oleg Shpudeiko. Waves of distortion reminiscent of Ben Frost or Oneohtrix Point Never surround radiant sound-design. 180 gram red vinyl. Kubisch, Christina, Fabrizio Plessi "Two And Two" LP (Song Cycle) First ever vinyl reissue of the collaborative LP by Christina Kubisch and Fabrizio Plessi, originally released in 1976. Two and Two was the outcome of the ambitious research developed by Kubisch & Plessi, and their debut release. Influenced by the aesthetics of Fluxus, Two And Two merges visual and sound elements into a new form of intermedia. Structured into four parts, single instruments lose their different sonic characteristics, becoming inseparable parts of a unique visual/acoustic process. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl. O'Dwyer, Aine "Gegenschein" LP (Penultimate Press) New vinyl reissue of the recently released limited cassette from Irish artist Aine O'Dwyer, following her acclaimed Music For Church Cleaners. On Gegenschein O'Dwyer continues to explore the church organ as the primary instrument, but steers away from Church Cleaners in both sonic content and the themes explored. Edition of 500. O'Dwyer, Aine "Locusts" LP (Penultimate Press) Another new LP from the Irish artist Aine O'Dwyer, reissued from a recently released limited cassette. Locusts presents itself as a celebration of the pipe organ's acoustic capacity to tap into electronic pulses, and of O'Dwyer's liturgical memories, which are, at times, pushed into horrorthon states. Edition of 500.
v/a "Oz Waves" LP (Efficient Space) New compilation of Australia's esoteric musical history, Oz Waves presents a collection of '80s DIY recordings -- connecting those who utilized mobile recording rigs and small press releases to create and disseminate misfit synth-punk, tape loop experiments, and inner city pop. Features: Zerox Dreamflesh, Software Seduction, He Dark Age, Ironing Music, and more.
Kas Product "Black & Noir" CD/LP (Soul Jazz) Reissue of 1990 retrospective compilation of early Kas Product releases.
Daedelus "Baker's Dozen" LP (Fat Beats) Schlager, Braden "On the Moon" 12" (Efficient Space) New first ever repress of the sole release from the Melbourne producer. The first three tracks come from Schlager's 1990 debut On the Moon EP. Thundercat "Drunk" CD (Brainfeeder) New third full-length release for Stephen Bruner's throwback RnB fusion alias Thundercat. Drunk sounds both familiar and potentially groundbreaking for Bruner's trajectory. Features guest appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, and Pharrell.
V/A "Cyber_Tex" LP (Texas Recordings Underground) Viki "New Victorian" LP (Midwich Productions) New full-length 12" from Detroit multidisciplinary artist, improviser and composer Lindsay Karty's VIKI Victoria pseudonym. New Victorian is an achievement in abstraction and time-folding. Its metallic future-scape could be the product of 2072 or 1972. The sound vibrates, doubles up on itself and deploys a dizzying array of primitive and advanced electronic techniques.
Friday, February 17th
POP / ROCK
Ryan Adams "Prisoner" CD/LP (Blue Note) New full-length solo release from the singer-songwriter, partly influenced by his recent divorce. Adams assembles a stunning scrapbook that captures heartbreak in an intimate array of snapshots, a collection that marks his most accomplished record since Heartbreaker. Not breaking new ground but still a document of the peak of his powers. Available on limited red vinyl while it lasts. Allah Las "Autumn Dawn" 7" (Mexican Summer) Molly Burch "Please Be Mine" LP (Captured Tracks) Debut full-length release for the Austin-based indie pop singer from Los Angeles was recorded in two days. Emulating her nonacademic counterparts while updating Fifties pop, she channels Dusty Springfield's willowy whispers and Patsy Cline's warble. Sounds freewheeling but demonstrates incredible discipline. Comet Gain "City Fallen Leaves" LP (M'Lady) Released in 2005 on CD only, City Fallen Leaves is now available on vinyl. Comet Gain "Realistes" LP (M'Lady) Lo-fi indie darlings' 2002 full-length back in print on vinyl, mastered loud and with new liner notes. Courtneys, The "The Courtneys II" LP (Flying Nun Records) Craig Brown Band "Overthinking" 7" (Third Man Records) Darcy, Tim "Saturday Night" LP (Jagjaguwar) New debut full-length solo release for the Ought front-man, on colored vinyl while it lasts. El Khatib, Hanni "Moonlight" CD (Innovative Leisure Records) Grails "Chalice Hymnal" CD/LP (Temporary Residence) First new record from the Portland rock band in six years. 11 tracks of patiently sweeping instrumental rock, cinematic & meditative. Hard Proof "Stinger" LP (Modern Outsider) Hull, Jordan "Somewhere Is a Place to Be" CD/LP (American Diamond Recordings) Lane, Nikki "Highway Queen'" LP (New West) Lekman, Jens "Life Will See You Now" CD (Secretly Canadian) Lemuria "Get Better" LP (Asian Man) Tenth anniversary reissue edition Lift To Experience "The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads" CD/LP (Mute) First ever reissue of the Texas psych rock band's sole LP, originally released in 2001. Majeure "Apex" LP (Temporary Residence) On colored vinyl while it lasts. Mind Over Mirrors "Undying Color" CD/LP (Paradise of Bachelors) New sixth release from Jaime Fennelly's Mind Over Mirrors project, expanding from a solo effort to a collaboration and a trippy trip through the droney side of the avant-garde pop. Mosher, Kara "Dosage" CD Debut album from local pop rock songstress. Mozart's Sister "Field of Love" CD (Arbutus Records) Sophomore release from the Montreal electro pop musician. Nilsson, Molly "Follow The Light" LP (Night School) Nothington "In The End" LP (Red Scare) Panic at the Disco "Pretty Odd" LP (Fueled By Ramen) Paperhead "Chew" CD/LP (Trouble In Mind) New record from the Nashville psych-pop trio. On colored vinyl while it lasts. Rag'n'Bone Man "Human" CD (Columbia) Sinkane "Life & Livin It" LP (City Slang) Son Volt "Notes of Blue" CD/LP (Transmit Sound) New record from the St. Louis alternative country band fronted by Jay Farrar, available on colored vinyl while it lasts. Strand of Oaks "Hard Love" CD/LP/CS (Dead Oceans) New fourth full-length release for indie rock artist Tim Showalter. 'Moments of personal darkness are threaded throughout Hard Love, but the clarity and strength that Showalter finds when he shrugs off the gloom gives the songs a restless optimism tempered with a belief that the sun will always come up.' On colored vinyl while it lasts. Transona Five "S/T" CD/LP (Super Secret / Sonic Surgery) New compilation of work from the Texas 90s space rock band. RIYL Bedhead. Unknown Relatives "Lagniappe Per Capita" CS New release from the anthemic Austin indie pop band.
COUNTRY / FOLK / BLUES
Cooper, Mike "Reluctant Swimmer/Virtual Surfer" LP (Discrepant) A live set recorded at the Controindicazioni Festival of Improvised Music in Rome in 2003. Krauss, Alison "Windy City" CD/LP (Capitol) New record from the American bluegrass-country singer & fiddler, this deluxe edition features four bonus tracks. McMullan, Hayes "Everyday Seems Like Murder Here" CD/LP (Light In The Attic)
v/a "Poco Loco in the Coco" LP (University Of Vice)
SOUL / FUNK
Ayers, Roy "Virgin Ubiquity" LP (Rapster) Repress of this 2003 compilation of unreleased recordings from 1976-1981. Barker, Sue "s/t" LP (Hot Casa) First reissue of Sue Barker's sole album, a fantastic, rare soul-jazz LP recorded in Adelaide, Australia, in 1976, and originally released the same year by Crest International. Barker's hip seven-piece combo perfectly matches all of her vocal inflections -- jazzy when needed, with more soul at other moments, and often with more of a '60s acoustic mode than the more electric and groovy instrumentation used by other singers of the time. Now on 180 gram vinyl. Funkadelic "Finest" LP (Tidal Waves Music) Funkadelic "Live - Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan - 12th September 1971" LP (Tidal Waves Music) Randolph, Robert and the Family Band "Got Soul" LP (SME Masterworks) Shirelles, The "Tonight's The Night" LP (Cornbread)
v/a "This Love Is For Real - The Sweet Soul Of Chicago: 1968-1981" LP (Interstate) new compilation documents the Chicago sound, as popularized by Curtis Mayfield, The Chi-Lites or Impressions, but with a focus on more obscure artists and releases.
v/a "This Time Will Be Different - The Sweet Soul Of Philadelphia: 1968-1982" LP (Interstate) New compilation documents the emerging Philly soul sound, as influenced by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, but with a focus on more obscure artists and releases.
Golden Pelicans "Live at TMR" 7" (Third Man Records) Lemonade "Pink" 7" (Thrilling Living / Not Normal) Debut EP from this Minneapolis hardcore punk band. Nosferatu "EP" 7" (Lumpy) Rapid-fire local hardcore punk with 30 second songs and about as many power chords in each track. Yes, that's right it's on Lumpy Records. No members of Coneheads though, sorry. NOTS "Live at TMR" 7" (Third Man Records) Watcher "Live at TMR" 7" (Third Man Records)
Abdul-Malik, Ahmed "The Eastern Moods Of Ahmed Abdul-Malik" LP (Doxy) New reissue of Abdul-Malik's 1962 album. Lots of spare rhythms, with snaking evocative reed work over the top - an original fusion of different musical cultures. Features Ahmed on bass and oud, Bilal Abdurrahman on alto, Korean reed flute, and percussion, and William Henry Allen on bass and percussion. Edition of 500 numbered copies. Ayler, Albert "The Hilversum Sessions" LP (Modern Silence) New reissue of the 1980 LP featuring Ayler fronting a quartet that includes trumpeter Don Cherry, bassist Gary Peacock, and drummer Sunny Murray. Blakey, Art And The Jazz Messengers "Like Someone In Love" LP (Doxy) New numbered limited reissue of the 1967 LP. Bohren & Der Club Of Gore "Dolores" LP (PIAS) Vinyl version now in print and in stock. Holiday, Billie "Lady Love" LP (Cornbread) Prince Lasha Quintet "The Cry" LP (Doxy) New numbered limited reissue of Prince Lasha Quintet's The Cry, featuring Sonny Simmons and originally released in 1963. A prize item from the Californian free-jazz movement, inspired by Ornette Coleman, from the long-term partnership of flutist Prince Lasha and alto saxophonist Sonny Simmons. Russell, George And His Orchestra "Jazz In The Space Age" LP (Doxy) New limited reissue of George Russell And His Orchestra's Jazz In The Space Age, featuring Bill Evans and originally released in 1960. "Jazz is changing, the sixties could well be a crucial decade," says the composer. "One thing is certain. A variety of sound and rhythms, many of which are alien to what audiences are used to, will find their way into jazz." Limited to 500 numbered copies. Young, Lester "Collates" LP (Doxy) New numbered limited reissue of the 1954 LP.
PROG / PSYCH
Massacre "Killing Time" LP (Spittle) New expanded reissue of the 1981 LP featuring Fred Frith with Bill Laswell and Fred Maher. A heavy and heady band that experimented greatly with rhythm, time signatures, and tone. Killing Time was recorded in part live in Paris, and in part at Brooklyn's OAO Studio following the dissolution of Henry Cow. This three-sided double LP includes eight bonus tracks recorded live between '80 and '81. Avant-jazz-post-punk-noise of the highest order capturing the 80s NYC sound. Muro, Don "Synthesizer Pop for a New Age: 1974-1978" 12" (Flannelgraph Records) Somusundaram, Ramasandiran "Skinny Woman" LP (Cinedelic Records) First-ever reissue of the 1974 LP. Skinny Woman is the only solo album by Indian percussionist Ramasandiran Somusundaram, a former member of Bambibanda E Melodie, Maya, and New Trolls' Atomic System (1973). An anomaly of an album that mixes hard-funk and rock, supported by the incisive extraordinary rhythms of Indian music, all wrapped in an exploitation feel. Edition of 500.
Visible Cloaks "Reassemblage" CD/LP (RVNG Intl.) New sophomore album from the ambient electronic duo from Portland. A pleasant sound bath of contemporary interplanetary folk from the great RVNG imprint.
Riley, Terry "Songs For The Ten Voices Of The Two Prophets" LP (Beacon Sound) New limited remastered reissue of Terry Riley's Songs For The Ten Voices Of The Two Prophets, originally released in 1983. Recorded live in Munich in 1982 using two Prophet synthesizers and voice. Songs For The Ten Voices Of The Two Prophets is a reflection of Riley's ongoing interest in melding improvisation, electronic music, and the raga vocal stylings of his mentor, Pandit Pran Nath. Schnitzler, Conrad "Filmmusik 1" LP (Bureau B) Schnitzler, Conrad "Filmmusik 2" LP (Bureau B)
Belbury Poly / Moon Wiring Club "Other Voices 09" 7" (Ghost Box UK) New addition to the GhostBox Records 7" series "Other Voices" sees a collaboration between the label's founder and Moon Wiring Club. English, Lawrence "Cruel Optimism" LP (Room40) Cruel Optimism is a meditation on disillusionment and powerlessness, and an encouragement to press forward towards more profound futures. Contributions in various forms from Mats Gustafsson, Tony Buck, Chris Abrahams, Norman Westberg, and more. Esplendor Geometrico "Fluida Mekaniko" LP (Geometrik) New LP from the long-running cult duo based in Madrid and Rome. Fluida Mekaniko was recorded during 2016 and contains 12 new tracks that reference their most harsh and noisy sound of the '90s. Highlights Esplendor Geometrico's inclusion of voices and sonorities of African, Arab, and Asian music. Industrial neo-tribalism in an edition of 700. Jaeger, Kassel / Jim O'Rourke "Wakes on Cerulean" LP (Editions Mego) The GRM's Kassel Jaeger and consummate collaborator, improvisor Jim O'Rourke, summon their most cosmic feels in Wakes Of Cerulean. If you're familiar with or appreciate either artist's work, you'll really want to pay heed. Los Lichis "Dog" LP (Feeding Tube) Feeding Tube reissues the anthology documenting the Mexican music/art collective. RIYL: Ritual All 7-70, No Neck Blues Band, Sun City Girls, Mako Sika and '70s French free-rock combos -- Mahogany Brain, Red Noise, Gutura. Numbered edition of 500. Milstein, Phil X & Thurston Moore "Songs We Taught the Lord Volume One" LP (Feeding Tube) Live set from the duo recorded on the first night of John Fahey's 1996 east coast tour, at the Iron Morse Music Hall in Northampton MA. Meeting Fahey's desire to play with "noise musicians," Moore asked writer and designer Milstein to perform with him. The beautiful tones of Phil's saw floats around tape jabber and guitar circularity for the majority of the set. Edition of 400. Milstein, Phil X & Thurston Moore "Songs We Taught the Lord Volume Two" LP (Feeding Tube) Reissue of the Milstein/Moore duo live on December 4, 1996 at the Middle East in Cambridge MA, originally released in 1997. The opening set for guitarist John Fahey is infused with horror from Fahey's inadvertent nakedness shortly before the performance. Edition of 400. Naaahhh "Themes" 12" (Blackest Ever Black) Debut 12". Five tracks of dark-side slither from London - downers for hardcore ravers. Nurse With Wound "Spiral Insana" CD/LP (Rotorelief) New limited expanded 2CD/2LP reissue of Nurse With Wound's surreal 1986 collage Spiral Insana. This is the first ever vinyl reissue since it's initial release. Contains the original release plus three recordings from the same period: "Mourning Smile," "Nihil," and "A Missing Sense," a 25-minute tribute to Robert Ashley's Automatic Writing. Limited to 1,000 on black vinyl, and 500 on colored vinyl. The 2CD reissue also includes a 30-page metallic hardcover art book.
v/a "Magnetband: Experimenteller Elektronik-Underground DDR 1984-1989" LP (Bureau B Germany) New compilation of cassette music from East Germany which was inspired by punk and post punk and dedicated to independent self-actualization by means of self-distributed cassettes. Artists defined themselves somewhere between non- and anti-political, taking refuge in the search of creative self-assertion and communication, utilizing sounds of rage, linguistic wit and a passion for tinkering. Features: A. F. Moebius, Taymur Streng/Ornament & Verbrechen, Aponeuron, and more.
v/a "Sammlung: Elektronische Kassettenmusik, Dusseldorf 1982-1989" LP (Bureau B Germany) New compilation focused on the electronic tape scene of Dusseldorf in the early 1980s. After the initial 1970s krautrock scene, the increasing affordability of synthesizers paired with the drifting punk pathos, disparate strands of the electronic side of post punk started to face the increasing reconstruction of the city. Sammlung looks at a Dusseldorf cassette generation that would be considered pioneers of a music which would develop into drone, ambient or hypnagogic. Features: Mentocome, Strafe Fur Rebellion, Le Petit Mort, and more. Young, Nate "Regression" LP (Ideal Recordings) 2009 release on vinyl for the first time from Wolf Eyes' Nate Young. Synth dissections and tape treatments referencing early electronic music, the Regression series has provided compelling dread-electronics, spewed out by the North American underground. RIYL: John Carpenter, Mica Levi's soundtrack for Under The Skin (2014), Fabio Frizzi. Edition of 500. Zos Kia / Coil "Transparent" LP (Cold Spring Records) The entire Transparent recordings released for the first time, containing the first released recordings of both Coil and Zos Kia, completely remastered from the unedited tapes. One and only album by Zos Kia, made up of John Gosling, John Balance and Min, with guest Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson, released on cassette only in 1984. Now in stock on vinyl.
Marvin & Guy "Fire ! Fire !" 12" (Permanent Vacation) Moire "No Future" CD (Ghostly International) New sophomore record from the London-based producer and architect. Funky, abstracted techno that, much like the music of his former label boss Actress, has a distinctly London grit.
Manican Dream / Damase "Chaos Is OST / True Color" LP (Manican Dream Records) Austin modular synth / house music soundtrack.
OST "A Cure For Wellness" LP (Milan)
V/A "The Man Who Fell To Earth" LP (Hip-O) New reissue of the soundtrack to the film featuring David Bowie.
OST "Moonlight" Nicolas Britell LP (Lakeshore) This soundtrack pairs Nicolas Britell's composition work with soundtrack highlights from other artists. The release includes some gorgeous artwork and blue-and-black marbled vinyl while supplies last.
Flauston Paradise No. 3 MAG Latest issue of this punk zine by Alex Guzman
Friday, February 10th
POP / ROCK
311 "From Chaos" LP (Legacy) Big Star "Complete Third: Vol. 2: Roughs To Mixes" LP (Omnivore) Complete Third is the result of a decade-long search to find all the recordings from the 1974 sessions that would become Big Star's Third album. The album has been released with differing track listings and different titles, such as Sister/Lovers, since its original release in 1978. As well as all of the music there are extensive liner notes from those involved and artists who have been influenced by the band. Vol. 2 Roughs To Mixes, one of three vinyl editions, contains the rough mixes by producer Jim Dickinson and Ardent Studios engineer John Fry, and a version of Velvet Underground's After Hours sung by Lesa Aldridge. Chesnutt, Vic "Drunk" LP (New West Records) New vinyl reissue of the overlooked Athens, Georgia-based singer/songwriter's third full-length, released in 1993. E "s/t" LP (Thrill Jockey) New record from Thalia Zedek, Jason Sanford, and Gavin McCarthy Has A Shadow "Sorrow Tomorrow" CD/LP (Fuzz Club) Jesca Hoop "Memories Are Now" CD/LP (Sub Pop) New full-length from the singer-songwriter, Memories Are Now is a varied elegy to heartbreak and loss; powerful, perfectly executed songs built of stacked voices and sparse rhythm to bring comfort and strength to the weary & broken. Lewis, Black Joe "Back Lash" CD/LP (self-released) The Austin singer-guitarist returns with The Honeybears, flouting the neo-soul hype with an album of unapologetic intersectional blues, soul, funk, and garage rock -- he's got a few enlivening strategies to keep the formula fresh. Loscil "First Narrows" LP (Kranky) Mandolin Orange "Blindfaller" LP (Yep Roc) Noveller "A Pink Sunset For No One" CD/LP (Fire) New studio dose of cosmic noise from the experimental solo guitarist Sarah Lipstate. "A Pink Sunset For No One" finds Lipstate layering guitar passages that range from kosmische to delicate plucks to heavy drones. Old Crow Medicine Show "Best of" LP Peep Tempel "Joy" LP (Wing Sing) Peep Tempel "Tales" LP (Wing Sing) Radio Dept "Running Out of Love" CS (Labrador) Cassette version of their latest album.
Weeknd "Starboy" LP (Republic) New official release of the third full-length studio release for the Canadian artist features guest appearances from Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey, Future, and Kendrick Lamar.
Bowie, David "David Live" CD/LP New remastered reissue of Bowie's 1974 live LP, now issued as a 3 LP set on 180 gram vinyl, back in stock. Bowie, David "Diamond Dogs" CD/LP (Rhino) New reissue of the 1975 LP, back in stock. Bowie, David "Live Nassau 1976" LP (Rhino) Bowie, David "Station to Station" CD/LP (Rhino) New reissue of the 1976 LP, back in stock. Bowie, David "Young Americans" CD/LP (Rhino) New reissue of the 1975 LP, back in stock. Yardbirds "Sounds I Heard" LP (Easy Action) New repress of LP plus 7"
Kristofferson, Kris "The Austin Sessions" LP (Atlantic)
Jansch, Bert "Birthday Blues" LP (Superior Viaduct) New reissue of the Scottish traditional guitarist's 1969 LP. Jansch, Bert "Rosemary Lane" LP (Superior Viaduct) New reissue of the Scottish traditional guitarist's 1971 LP.
Sun Ra "Spaceways" LP (ORG Music) Receiving its first ever vinyl release, 'Spaceways' features live performances by Sun Ra and his Arkestra from New York City in 1966 and 1968 Throttle Elevator Music "Retrorespective" LP (Wide Hive) New LP from the jazz trio featuring Kamasi Washington, Gregory Howe and Matt Montgomery.
Brown, Barry "I'm Still Waiting" LP (Radiation Roots) Reissue of the 1983 LP. Roots reggae star Barry Brown was discovered through amateur talent contests in his west Kingston ghetto neighborhood during the early 1970s. Brown draws largely from the blueprint provided by Horace Andy, but with his own unique form of vocal phrasing interspersed with ad-hoc slurs. I'm Still Waiting was released in 1983 by Sugar Minott's Black Roots outfit, Rocktone International. Dillinger "Answer Me Question" LP (Radiation Roots) Reissue of the 1977 LP. Trained in the art of deejay by Dennis Alcapone and renamed by Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Dillinger's debut album, Ready Natty Dreadie (1975), was a local hit for Studio One. Answer Me Question shows Dillinger on fearsome form, his relaxed rhyming toasts tackling sound system matters and burning issues of the day with biting wit and verbal dexterity, all delivered over tough Aggrovators rhythms. McCook, Tommy & The Aggrovators "King Tubby Meets The Aggrovators At Dub Station" LP (Radiation Roots) Reissue of 1975 LP. Tenor saxophonist Tommy McCook led The Skatalites in the early 1960s and became the chief exponent of rock steady as leader of The Supersonics house band at Treasure Isle. Comes with four bonus tracks. Mittoo, Jackie "The Keyboard King" LP (Radiation Roots) Reissue of Jackie Mittoo's The Keyboard King, originally released in 1976. The man born Donat Roy Mittoo was a crucial member of the Studio One house band from its very foundation, working closely there with Lee 'Scratch' Perry. The Keyboard King features Mr. Mittoo's delightful organ workouts, completely reconfiguring hits by John Holt, Johnny Clarke, Cornell Campbell, and Bunny & Skully, among others. Pablo, Augustus "Augustus Pablo At King Tubbys" LP (Radiation Roots) Reissue of Augustus Pablo's Augustus Pablo At King Tubbys, originally released in 2005. Visionary musician and record producer Augustus Pablo, the man born Horace Swaby, was captivated by Jamaica's sound system culture at a young age. Multi-faceted compilation featuring memorable melodica interpretations of some of Bunny Lee's greatest productions. Recorded over dub cuts of immortal numbers such as Cornell Campbell's "Queen Of The Minstrel" and John Holt's "My Desire".
Heavy Metal "Total Bullshit" LP (Static Age) First release from this cynical punk two-peice who are rumored never to have performed live. RIYL Sleaford Mods and Killed By Death compilations. Lecherous Gaze "One Fifteen" LP Tee Pee Records Urochromes "Night Bully" 7" (Wharf Cat) New 7" from the mechanical and maniacal Western Mass punks. In an underground scene where guitar bands tend to blend together, pummeling punk duo (sometimes trio) Urochromes' unpredictability lends them a rare star quality, and keeps us guessing.
Cynic "Uroboric Forms-The Complete Demo Recordings" LP (Century Media) New compiled remastered demo recordings of Florida progressive death metal band Cynic. All material was recorded prior to the band's 1993 debut LP and shows their development from a thrash band to progressive death metal. LP + 7 inch and CD. Immolation "Close to A World Below" LP (Metal Blade) Fourth LP from the New York death metal band released in 2000, now remastered and back in print. Immolation "Failures for Gods" LP (Metal Blade) 1999 LP from the New York death metal band, now remastered and back in print. Immolation "Here in After" LP (Metal Blade) 1995 sophomore LP from the New York death metal band, now remastered and back in print. Overkill "The Grinding Wheel" CD/LP/CS (Nuclear Blast)
Deux "Decadence" LP (Minimal Wave) Back in Stock
Laraaji "Celestial Vibration" CD/LP (Soul Jazz) A reissue of the 1978 debut album by ambient, minimalist artist Laraaji. Notable for his use of the zither, a harp-like instrument, Laraaji came to fame in the 1980's collaborating with Brian Eno and Bill Laswell among others.
PROG / PSYCH
Alvarius B "Alvarius B vs Abdel Baqy Byro in Cairo" LP (Nashazphone) A 39-minute lenticular collage from the Sun City Girls frontman, recalls Tangier-era Burroughs. Alan Bishop delivers his take on contemporary behavioral dementia in a style that veers from the nocturnal yammer of legendary somniloquist Dion McGregor to salty neo-Yossarian ravings to the casual vitriol of a misanthrope who knows he's entertaining. Recorded live all over Cairo (in cars, trains, apartments, garages, cafes, bars, on rooftops, on the street) with a backline that includes little else beyond an acoustic guitar and a radio. Field recordings, glitchy wheeze underpinnings, and snippets of space murble garnish the album, but site-specific stuffing is what gives this kataif its particular flavor.
Shackleton & Vengeance Tenfold "Sferic Ghost Transmits" LP (Honest Jons) English producer Shackleton and vocalist Vengeance Tenfold present their first collaboration since 2012, stirring together a dizzying assembly of outernational and outerspace influences while retaining the subby funk-and-hot-breath pressure of Shackleton's soundboy, club roots. Great shifting tides of dub, minimalist composition, and choral song; ritual spells to ward off the darkness; radiophonia and zoned-out guitar improv; even the febrile, freeform psychedelia of '80s noise rock -- with Vengeance Tenfold as hoarse preacher, sage scholar, ravaged bluesman.
Jaquarius "Love Is Happiness" 12" (Rockin' House) New repress of the killer Chicago acid classic, essential acid era rare gem, pressed for the first time since 1988. Jlin "Dark Lotus" LP (Planet Mu) Other People Place, The "Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe" LP (Warp) The 2001 classic finally gets a repress. "Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe" is the sole LP from this solo project of Detroit producer James Stinson, of Drexciya & Underground Resistance -- among others, released shortly before his passing. Thick heavy saw & sine wave grooves, 'Relax your mind, slowly unwind, catch some rays of the sunshine.' Thievery Corporation "The Temple Of I & I" CD/LP (ESL Music) New full-length release for the Washington D.C. electronic duo features guest appearances from Lou Lou Ghelichkhani, Shana Halligan, Raquel Jones, Mr. Lif, Elin Melgarejo, Notch, Puma, and Zee.
Kologbo, Joe King & The High Grace "Sugar Daddy" LP (Strut) Tinariwen "Elwan" CD/LP (Anti) New full-length release for the Tuareg blues-rock band confronts their situation head-on, in songs musing on the values of ancestry, unity and fellowship, driven by the infectiously hypnotic cyclical guitar grooves. Elwan (Elephants), is perhaps the group's most powerful album since Amassakoul. Features guest appearances from Alain Johannes, Mark Lanegan, Matt Sweeney, and Kurt Vile.
v/a "Where the Mountains Meet the Sky: Folk Music of Ladakh" LP (Sublime Frequencies) Music from Ladakh recorded during the making of the film The Song Collector (2014) by director Erik Koto, with additional material recorded by Bill Kite in 1992. Ladakh is the hub of ancient trade routes that connected the Silk Road to India, Tibet, and Kashmir. Is is the crossroads of the Himalayan Mountains. Where the Mountains Meet the Sky is composed of treasured rare songs preserved from Ladakh's dying folk tradition.
ACCESSORIES / FEATURED
Philip Glass Buddha Machine (FM3) Beijing-based duo of Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian team up with Philip Glass for a special-edition Buddha Machine, commemorating the American composer's 80th birthday. Seven long-playing loops of distinctive and hypnotic Glass works, featuring piano, organ and voice.
Maximum Rock n Roll #406 - March 2017 MAG: Features bands S-21, Beton, Zerodent, Peluqueria Canina, Second Combat, Austin's Body Pressure and more. Photos from Chicago's Infestational and This Is Austin Not That Great.
Friday, February 3rd
POP / ROCK
Bats, The "The Deep Set" CD/LP (Flying Nun Records) New Zealand's enduring indie pop four pieces' ninth studio album in a career that has spanned nearly 30 years and influenced countless bands around the world. Behind Closed Doors "Exit Lines: A Brief History of Behind Closed Doors" LP (Temporary Residence) Elbow "Little Fictions" CD/LP (Concord) New seventh full-length studio release for the British alternative rock band. A dose of humanity in inhuman times. Eluvium "Copia" LP (Temporary Residence) Eluvium "Talk Amongst the Trees" LP (Temporary Residence) Homeshake "Fresh Air" LP (Sinderlyn) New third full-length from the Canadian musician. Peter Sagar is a former guitarist for Mac DeMarco, and his charms are not dissimilar from DeMarco's own. Here, he incorporates yacht rock and R&B tropes for a thrift store synth-pop sound. Madonna "Confessions On A Dance Floor" LP (Maverick) First ever vinyl reissue of Madonna's tenth studio album, released in 2005. On limited pink vinyl. Mercure, Michele "Eye Chant" LP (Freedom to Spend) Moon Duo "Occult Architecture Vol. 1" CD/LP (Sacred Bones) New fourth full-length release for the Oregon psychedelic duo explores the dark side on this first of a two-part concept that explores dark and light/ying and yang energies. Available on very limited colored vinyl while we have it. MUNA "About U" LP (RCA) Once and Future Band "s/t" LP (Castle Face) Sampha "Process" CD/LP (Young Turks) Debut release from the London vocalist and keyboardist known for being SBTRKT's principal vocalist on record and live bandmate. After singing with Solange, Drake, Kanye, and Frank, Sampha releases "Process", a remarkable, meditative work, on the stages of grief and navigates self-discovery. Squires, Matthew "Tambaleo" CS (Already Dead Tapes) Stereophonics 2LP "You Gotta Go There To Come Back" LP (UME) Vinyl reissues of their first 5 LPs from 1997 to 2005. Stereophonics "Just Enough Education" LP (UME) Stereophonics "Language. Sex. Violence. Other? " LP (UME) Stereophonics "Performance & Cocktails" LP (UME) Stereophonics "Word Gets Around" LP (UME) Surfer Blood "Snowdonia" CD/LP (Joyful Noise Recordings) New fourth full-length from the Florida band, their first since the death of the band's guitarist and they departure of another. Frontman John Paul Pitts carries the torch to create a new band from scratch-fully writing and mixing the album as he did on their 2010 debut. Pitts gives space to his grief but is resolved not to let it interfere too much with the cheerful breeze-pop framework he has cultivated through the years. On white vinyl white it lasts. ThinkNoThink "Silent City" LP (Art Etc) New debut LP from the Austin psych-garage rock trio. Unwound "Fake Train" LP (Numero Group) Single LP reissue of Unwound's first full-length LP on Kill Rock stars, previously available as part of the Rat Conspiracy box set, also on Numero. Available for the first time as a standalone reissue since it's original release in 1993.
v/a "Hillbillies In Hell Vol III" LP (Iron Mountain Analogue Research) Volume three is here of largely unknown and unheralded mostly private-press tracks by tortured troubadours with tales of torments, and the temptations of Satan, drugs, murder, suicide, demonic visions, infanticide and redemption. Country music's tormented testament. All tracks from 1952 to 1974.
Cooper, Mike "Blue Guitar" LP (Idea) Mike Cooper's Blue Guitar is a collection that first appeared on Cooper's Hipshot CDr label in 2010 in a limited edition. It is presented here on Idea Records, for the first time on vinyl. Upon its initial release, Cooper mentions an interest in guitar playing "in a less 'traditional' manner, but still incorporating various 'extended techniques'". Cooper also mentions "a renewed interest in blues, Greek rembetika, flamenco, Portuguese fado and other traditional and improvised music around the Mediterranean"
Garzon-Mantano, Gabriel "Jardin" CD/LP (Stones Throw) New debut full-length release for the Brooklyn-based French-Columbian R&B singer. Latin-influenced percussion and subtle string arangements. Garzon-Montano's vocals are solid and serviceable, he is known for being sampled on Drake's "Jungle" track. Jaylib "Champion Sound: The Remix" LP (Stones Throw) Madlib's remix of Champion Sound recorded in the original Jaylib sessions. This is the first time these remixes have been released on vinyl, and the first time "Da Rawkus" has been released anywhere. The remixes were originally included on Champion Sound Deluxe Edition 2CD. Oh No "Ultimate Breaks & Beats" LP (Stones Throw) The series Ultimate Breaks & Beats, which had a profound influence on hip-hop, dance, and pop music, is being revived by it's co-creator "Breakbeat" Lou Flores. The debut - Producer Series, Vol. 1 - is 17 tracks by Oh No made from UBB cuts. Young Thug "Jeffery" 2LP (300 Ent) The Atlanta rapper is said to have changed his name to Jeffrey for only a week for the release of this new 'self-titled' full-length. Jeffrey is a record about the agency public figures have over their own identities, one of this year's most bizarre, brilliant genre exercises. Features guest appearances from such artists as Gucci Mane, Wyclef Jean, Quavo, Travis Scott, and Young Scooter.
SOUL / FUNK
Johnson, Syl "My Funky Funky Band" LP (Numero Group) Johnson, Syl "We Do It Together" LP (Numero Group) McGee, Tommy "Now That I Have You b/w Stay With Me" 7" (Numero Group)
Anyaa Arts Quartet "Harmattan" Alex Coke CD (VoxLox) Coxhill, Lol "Ear Of Beholder" LP (Radiation Deluxe Series) New reissue of Lol Coxhill's debut LP Ear Of Beholder, originally released in 1971, reissue here for the first time on vinyl. Coxhill's sprawling debut is an avant-garde jazz masterstroke that features Robert Wyatt and much of Kevin Ayers's Whole World group. A double LP ranging from straight-up feedback to re-workings of standards, outdoor recordings to spoken word, improvisation to vaudeville. Pink Martini "Je Dis Oui!" LP (Heinz)
Bolzer "Hero" LP (Iron Bonehead) Latest from Swiss black metal band. Their first full length. Bulldozer "The Day of Wrath" LP (FOAD) Reissue of their debut LP. Italians answer to Venom, only dirtier and arguably drunker. Deathspell Omega "The Synarchy of Molten Bones" LP (Norma Evangelium Diaboli) First new release from the French avant black metal outfit in four years. Now available on vinyl. Emperor "Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk" CD/LP (Spinefarm) Reissue on vinyl and CD of their 4th album from 1997. Emperor "Emperor / Wrath of the Tyrant" CD (Spinefarm) CD reissue collecting the band's 1992 debut full-length and their 1993 12" EP. Emperor "s/t" LP (Spinefarm) New reissue of the band's 1993 EP. Horisont "About Time" CD/LP (Century Media) Iron Reagan "Crossover Ministry" CD/LP (Relapse) New third full-length from the Richmond thrash metal band, 18 tracks and thirty minutes of frantic, punk-metal fury. Judas Priest "Turbo 30" CD/LP (Legacy) Remastered 30th Anniversary Edition Melvins "Dale Crover" LP (Boner) First ever reissue of the long out of print Melvins' solo album series originally released in 1992 and inspired by the mighty Kiss solo albums. A series of three. Melvins "Joe Preston" LP (Boner) Melvins "King Buzzo" LP (Boner) Savage "Loose N Lethal" LP (Hammerheart) Reissue of NWOBHM classic from 1983. Suffocation "Breeding the Spawn" LP (Listenable) Reissued Suffocation "Effigy of the Forgotten" LP (Listenable) Reissued Suffocation "Pierced from Within" LP (Listenable) Reissued Warlord "And the Cannons of Destruction Have Begun..." 2CD/3LP (High Roller) Deluxe reissue with 18 bonus tracks. Warlord "Deliver Us" 2CD/3LP (High Roller) Deluxe reissue with 17 bonus tracks.
Concealed Blade "s/t" LP (Beach Impediment) Follow up to the band's 2015 demo. Even Worse "We Suck!: The Lost 1982 Album" LP (Radiation Deluxe Series) Newly released lost record We Suck!, by Even Worse from 1982, never before on vinyl. Early pre-New York Hardcore. Co-produced by Bad Brains, with additional live tracks from New York's legendary Max's Kansas City club in 1981. Edition of 500 on 180 gram vinyl. Fury "Paramount" LP (Triple B) Glory "Demo" CS (self-released) Krimewatch "Demo 2016" 7" (Lockin Out Records) Debut 7" release from the NYC hardcore outfit. Japanese punk meets American hardcore; keeping it simple, immediate, and catchy. Obedience "S/T" 7" (Fair Warning) New vinyl debut from the Austin based hardcore band. Vagra "s/t" LP (Bloody Master Records)
East Wall "Eyes of Glass" 12" (Dark Entries) East Wall was an Italian electronic dark wave band formed by Fabrizio Chiari (ex keyboardist of Kirlian Camera) and Wilma Notari. "Eyes of Glass" 12" is from 1985 and their album "Silence" is from 1991. East Wall "Silence" 2LP (Dark Entries) New first ever official reissue of the 1991 debut LP from the Italo/synth-wave band featuring members of Kirlian Camera. Displays East Wall's maturity and unique aesthetics, with instrumental pieces reminiscent of Angelo Badalamenti' Twin Peaks score. Giombini, Marcello "Computer Disco" LP (Mondo Groove) New first ever reissue of Marcello Giombini's Computer Disco, originally released in 1982. Computer Disco sees pioneer of early sequencers, Marcello Giombini, produce cheesy, cosmic synth pop with a little bit of Italo disco mixed in. Computer Disco is the most Kraftwerk-ian Italian production. Kirlian Camera "Helden Platz" 12" (Dark Entries) Long out of print 12" maxi single from 1987 by Italian electronic act Kirlian Camera. Martial Canterel "Navigations Volume I-III" 3LP (Medical Records) Newly released forgotten tracks, sketches and unfinished work (2002-2004) from Brooklyn musician Sean McBride's solo project (aka for the duo Xeno & Oaklander). These were released individually and as a limited 3LP box in an edition of 350. Martial Canterel "Navigations Volume II" LP (Medical Records) Martial Canterel "Navigations Volume III" LP (Medical Records) Modern Art "Underwater Kites" LP (Color Tapes) Modern Arts' Gary Ramon released this previously obscure minimalist synth pop album on cassette only on his early 1980's label Color Tapes. Newly remastered reissue, on vinyl for the first time, includes 3 previously unreleased tracks from the same session. Solid Space and Lives of Angels fans take note. Monopol "Weltweit" LP (Medical Records)
v/a "Cold Waves of Color: Volume 4" LP (Color Tapes) Latest collection of rare cold wave from the Color Tapes archives.
PROG / PSYCH
Brackett, Alan Lee "Peanut Butter Conspiracy Theories: Lost Songs 1967-1968" LP (Out-Sider) Group Titan "Anatolian Break Dance" LP (Pharaway Sounds) Jerusalem "Kamakazi Moth' b/w 'Frustration' 7" (Rockadrome) Manco, Baris & Kurtalan Ekspres "Estagfurullah... Ne Haddimize!" LP (Pharaway Sounds) Soft Machine "Live At The Paradiso" LP (Real Gone Music) Ultimate Spinach "Behold and See" LP (Sundazed) Mono reissue of this Boston Psych bands second album from 1968.On colored vinyl. Wolfgang "Eliminate Hate" LP (Out-Sider) Originally recorded in 1970 in Pasadena and previously unreleased until now! One of the most enigmatic bands from the Texas psychedelic scene. An unusual blend of '60s garage-punk, Texas psychedelia, The Seeds, The Misunderstood, late era Velvet Underground, '70s era Rolling Stones and '70s pre-punk swagger. Fuzz n' frenzy.
OST "E.S.P. (1973)" Egisto Macchi LP (Cometa)
v/a "Rare Music From The Cometa's Archives" LP (Cometa)
Stordeur, Andre "Analog and Digital Electronic Music #21980-2000" LP (Sub Rosa) Selected unreleased works by the Belgian composer of electronic music, recorded from 1980 to 2000. Stordeur started his musical career in 1973 with a tape composition for the film Office Baroque (1977).
Age Coin "Performance" LP (Posh Isolation) New sophomore LP from Kristian Emdal and Simon Formann (members of Lower and Marching Church). Coil "Astral Disaster" LP (Prescription Edition) Reissued for the first time since 1999, with original artwork and insert. Partiallly written and recorded in an old debtors prison by Gary Ramon. Cupol "Like This For Ages" EP 12" (Dark Entries) Duo consisted of Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis of Wire. Released in 1980 on 4AD and was an homage to the Master Musicians of Joujouka. The A side has three bonus tracks for the first time on vinyl, Gilbert and Lewis' sole John Peel session from 1980. Haino, Keiji / Jozef Dumoulin / Teun Verbruggen "The Miracles Of Only One Thing" LP (Sub Rosa) Japanese legend, Keiji Haino, meets two of Belgium's most active and valued musicians, keyboardist Jozef Dumoulin and drummer Teun Verbruggen. The Miracles Of Only One Thing is made of distilled material from a studio recording and a recorded live-show. Melchior, Dan "Melpomene" LP (Idea) As a studied garage rock provocateur from NYC, Melpomene sees Melchior continue to strip the edges off his music. Merzbow "Escape Mask" CD (Other Voices Records) Nurse With Wound "Thunder Perfect Mind" CD (Durtro/Jnana) Trepaneringsritualen "Deathward, To The Womb" LP (Cold Spring) New reissue of the out of print debut release, Deathward, To The Womb from 2012. Dark ambient industrial. Turner, Simon Fisher "Giraffe" LP (Editions Mego) New full-length from the British composer, Giraffe takes the listener through a vast journey where an abstract clacking of unknown origin rubs up against a melancholic electronic sequence. Engineered by Rashad Becker. Tuxedomoon "Half-Mute / Give Me New Noise" CD (Crammed Discs) The CD is a special edition with a bonus CD of 13 tracks. Tuxedomoon "Half-Mute" Remastered LP (Crammed Discs) Reissue of this classic 1980. UnicaZurn "Transpandorem" LP (Touch) David Knight and Stephen Thrower, build their long, ceaselessly evolving musical compositions through a process of improvisation, followed by careful editing and processing. Knight is renowned for his work with Danielle Dax and Lydia Lunch, while Thrower has contributed his reed playing to Coil and Cyclobe. Both Thrower and Knight draw upon their love and wide experience of electronic music, from the outer shores of Stockhausen to the outer space-ways of Tangerine Dream.
v/a "Antologia De Musica Atipica Portuguesa Vol. 1: O Trabalho" LP (Discrepant) AKA "Anthology of Atypical Portuguese Music" is a series focusing on new strains of Portuguese music with an (un-)characteristic foot in past musical traditions of the country. Vol. 1 explores o Trabalho ("work") - various work songs both at land and sea are freely reinterpreted in a multitude of ways. Features: tape deconstructions of Live Low, free jazz experimentations of EITR, the digital voice manipulations of Tiago Morais Morgado, and more. RIYL: Sublime Frequencies, Folkways. Zos Kia / Coil "Transparent" CD (Cold Spring Records ) The entire Transparent recordings released for the first time, containing the first released recordings of both Coil and Zos Kia, completely remastered from the unedited tapes. One and only album by Zos Kia, made up of John Gosling, John Balance and Min, with guest Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson, released on cassette only in 1984.
Boman, Axel "Black Magic Boman" 12" (Hypercolour) Re-mastered and re-pressed, originally released 2013. Not Waving "Populist" LP (Ecstatic) Not Waving consolidates the myriad stripes of his acclaimed Animals album in four extended peak-time hammers on Populist. Tornado Wallace "Lonely Planet" LP (Running Back) Debut full-length from the Australian producer, 'Lonely Planet' is the accumulation of about four years of work, with tracks written in Berlin and Melbourne. Merging functionality with a musical playfulness, Lonely Planet might sound something like new age sounds meeting new wave melodies or Grace Jones running into the Dire Straits at Compass Point.
V/A "The Sound of Durban Vol. 1" 2LP (Gqom Oh! ?) The Sound of Durban Vol. 1 represents the first full-length compilation collecting the sound of the suburbs and townships of Durban, South Africa known as "gqom". Each polyrhythmic track draws on the darker side of electronic music, hip hop, sound system culture, kwaito, UK funk, and deep African vibrations. Vallicelli, Matteo "Primo" LP (Captured Tracks)
Morricone, Ennio "Un Uomo Da Rispettare OST" LP (Superior Viaduct) First ever vinyl reissue of Morricone's soundtrack to the 1972 crime film starring Kirk Douglas 'Un Uomo Da Rispettare' ("A Man to Respect"). Features his variations of noir-jazz abstraction.
OST "Basket Case" Gus Russo LP (Terror Vision) First time ever released on any format. Soundtrack to the grimey 1982 cult classic.
OST "Night Evelyn Came Out Of The Grave, The" Bruno Nicolai LP (Death Waltz) Soundtrack to the 1971 giallo brought back to life by Death Waltz Recordings.
OST "Psychomania" by John Cameron LP (Trunk) A timely repress of John Cameron's 1973 score to the British cult biker classic Psychomania, aka The Death Wheelers. Originally first issued in 2003, this jazz-rock soundtrack masterpiece rides again with music direct from Cameron's master tapes. Reversed black, red, and white artwork to differentiate it from the first press in 2003.
OST "Troll 2 (1990)" Carlo Maria Cordio LP/CS (Lunaris) First time ever released. Cheesy synth score to the equally cheesy 1990 film.
OST "Young Guns (1988)" Anthony Marinelli & Brian Banks LP (Rusted Wave)