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Friday, June 1st

POP/ROCK
Brian Jonestown Massacre "Something Else" CD/LP (A Recordings) The first full-length offering from The Brian Jonestown Massacre in 2018. This is the 17th full-length release from the band, and the style is less experimental and returns to the traditional sound of the band. LP version comes on 180 gram, white-color vinyl.

Case, Neko "Hell On" CD/LP (Anti) An indelible collection of colorful, enigmatic storytelling that features some of her most daring, through-composed arrangements to date. Produced by Neko Case, 'Hell-On' is simultaneously her most accessible and most challenging album, in a rich and varied career that's offered plenty of both. 'Hell-On' is rife with withering self-critique, muted reflection, anthemic affirmation and Neko's unique poetic sensibility.


Caspian "The Four Trees" 2xLP (The Mylene Sheath) Reissue of Caspian's 2007 album, with redesigned packaging.

Coathangers "Live" LP (Suicide Squeeze Records) New live album from the Atlanta garage punk group.

Cohen, Gabriella "Pink is the Colour of Unconditional Love" CD/LP (Captured Tracks) An expansive and exciting body of work, showcasing Cohen's unusually refreshing twists on pop arrangements.

Daugherty, Juliana "Light" CD/LP (Western Vinyl) Debut album from indie folk artist.

Dave Matthews Band "Under the Table and Dreaming" LP (Legacy) Reissue of DMB's 2nd album, originally released in 1994.

Edwards, Richard "Verdugo" CD/LP (Joyful Noise) New album from the singer/songwriter.

Evian, Sam "You, Forever" CD/LP (Saddle Creek) New album from New York-based musician, songwriter, and producer.

Father John Misty "God's Favorite Customer" CD/LP/CS (Sub Pop) Written largely in New York between summer 2016 and winter 2017, Josh Tillman's fourth Father John Misty LP, 'God's Favorite Customer', reflects on the experience of being caught between the vertigo of heartbreak and the manic throes of freedom. 'God's Favorite Customer' reveals a bittersweetness and directness in Tillman's songwriting, without sacrificing any of his wit or taste for the absurd. From "Mr. Tillman," where he trains his lens on his own misadventure, to the cavernous pain of estrangement in "Please Don't Die," Tillman plays with perspective throughout to alternatingly hilarious and devastating effect. "We're Only People (And There's Not Much Anyone Can Do About That)" is a meditation on our inner lives and the limitations we experience in our attempts to give and receive love. It stands in solidarity with the title track, which examines the ironic relationship between forgiveness and sin. Together, these are songs that demand to know either real love or what comes after, and as the album progresses, that entreaty leads to discovering the latter's true stakes.

Flaming Lips "Greatest Hits Vol. 1" LP (Warner Bros.) Their first official "hits" collection. Eleven WBR-era singles and album tracks on a single black vinyl pressing.

Flaming Lips "Greatest Hits Vol. 1" 3xCD (Warner Bros.) Deluxe three CD edition. 2018 release. This is the first time The Lips have presented singles from Transmissions From The Satellite Heart (1993), Clouds Taste Metallic (1995), The Soft Bulletin (1999), Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002), At War With The Mystics (2006), Embryonic (2009) and their current album Oczy Mlody (2017). This triple disc version Greatest hits Vol.1 significantly expands the concept of their "hits" and gathers some of their best-loved album tracks from the aforementioned albums plus deep cuts from their WBR album debut, Hit To Death In The Future Head (1992), along with music from, Zaireeka (1997), The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends (2012) and The Terror (2013). Also includes a generous hatful of International single B-sides, studio outtakes and several previously unreleased tracks to present an essential view into the extraordinary body of work from one of the most influential and enduring rock bands of all-time.

Glaspy, Margaret "Born Yesterday" LP (ATO) New EP from indie rocker Margaret Glaspy.

Golden Dawn Arkestra "Children Of The Sun" CD/LP (Nine Mile) Forever promoting belief in the transcendence of time and space, Golden Dawn Arkestra continues to experiment with a myriad of musical styles & genres, all the while remaining true to their expansive cinematic sound. The band's 3rd full-length album - Children of the Sun - takes listeners on a world tour from Brazil to Berlin, sweeping past Punk & Psych Rock, plunging into Disco & Soul, all the while romancing the World Beat.

HOTT MT "AU (Alternate Universe)" LP (300 Mics) Sonically inspired by fantasy soundtracks and medieval arrangements, AU is a raw and youthful exploration of adolescence as it transforms into adulthood.

Joan of Arc "1984" CD/LP (Joyful Noise Recordings) New A Cappella album from the Chicago indie group.

Lump "s/t" LP (Dead Oceans) Lump began when Mike Lindsay was introduced to Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Laura Marling after her show supporting Neil Young in London. Lump is a heady blend of wonked-out guitars, Moog synths and pattering drums, set against droning, coiling clouds of flutes and voices. The lyrics are inspired by early-20th-century Surrealism and the absurdist poetry of Edward Lear and Ivor Cutler - a bizarre but compelling narrative about the commodification of curated public personas, the mundane absurdity of individualism, and the lengths we go to escape our own meaninglessness.

Maps & Atlases "Lightlessness Is Nothing New" LP (Barsuk) Maps and Atlases' new album Lightlessness Is Nothing New is a celebration of our magnificent, foolhardy pursuits to find love, happiness, and control in a world defined by mystery, hardship, and, worst of all, brevity. In the brooding yet playful vein of The Talking Heads and Peter Gabriel, Maps embraces the paradox of what it is to be human - constantly searching and, forever unsatiated, returning again and again with everlasting hope to the ever-darkening fray.

Mazzy Star "Still EP" LP (Rhymes Of An Hour) Still is a 4 track EP and is the first new music from the band since 2014. Includes 3 new tracks with an alternate version of 'So Tonight That I Might See' from their biggest album, of the same name from 1993, which also included the hit "Fade Into You."

Neighbourhood, The "s/t" LP (Columbia) New third album from the pop/rock group.

Now, Now "Saved" LP (Next Wave) New third album from the indie rock band.

Prass, Natalie "Future and the Past" CD/LP (ATO) New album from the pop-soul singer/songwriter.

Quick, The "The Quick: Mondo Deco (Expanded Edition)" CD (Real Gone) For the first time ever on CD, Mondo Deco in an expanded edition that features the original album remastered by Bill Inglot, plus ten demos produced for the album, and two unreleased outtakes.

RF Shannon "Trickster Blues" LP (Cosmic Dreamer) On Trickster Blues, their new full length album for Cosmic Dreamer, RF Shannon take a drastic shift from the long form, pensive desert meditations of their previous record. Born out of natural and self-imposed boundaries, the final product is an album that lives in the sonic space between desert blues and old school R&B. At times heavy like a jackhammer while maintaining the velvety vocal deliveries of Renfro, Trickster Blues is an album that embraces the natural indecision surrounding the songwriting process and goes with its gut decision every step of the way.

Rice, Damien "O" 2xLP (Warner Bros / WEA) Expanded double-LP version of his 2002 album.

S.M. Wolf "Bad Ocean" CD/LP (People In A Position To Know/Joyful Noise) New album from Indianapolis psychedelic power-pop band.

Taiwo, Vicktor "Joy Comes In Spirit" LP (Innovative Leisure) Vibrant young singer-songwriter Vicktor Taiwo's debut album, Joy Comes in Spirit, is at once experimental and comforting - collected shards of soul and style reassembled into something entirely new. The record introduces a bold new artist willing to take musical and lyrical risks, and to bare himself to an international audience. The result is an arresting, unforgettable work that shrugs off the expectations we have that musicians fit easily into recognizable molds.

Vance Joy "Nation of Two" LP (Atlantic) New album from Australian singer/songwriter.

White Hills "No Game To Play" LP (300 Mics) Reissue of 2006 EP.

RAP & HIP HOP
Gibbs, Freddie & Statik Selektah "Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away" LP (Omerta) Originally released back in 2011, Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away, saw Freddie Gibbs team up with legendary East Coast beat maker Statik Selektah. The project was recorded in a single day, with the sessions being broadcast out on U-stream. Across the seven track EP, Gibbs showcases his hyper technical gangsta rap flow, stepping out of his comfort zone rapping over some classic NYC boom bap production.

Kiefer "Happysad" LP (Stones Throw) Debut full length from LA producer.

Mobb Deep "Infamy" LP (Legacy) Reissue of Mobb Deep's 2001 album.

Mobb Deep "Murda Muzik" LP (Legacy) Reissue of Mobb Deep's 1999 album.

Odd Nosdam "Lost Wigs Of Ohio" CS (Burnco Records) Lost content crafted between 2000 and 2004. Includes versions and leftovers from his first Anticon solo album No More Wig For Ohio, cLOUDDEAD's catalog, and the one-off Why? collaboration, Reaching Quiet.

Sense of Reason / Texas Scratch League "ChronILLogical" 10" (Texas Scratch League) Texas Scratch League drops their 20th underground release and first EP. Side A features beats by Houston producer Gonz and rhymes by Austin MC Stress. Check out Gonz as he offers up some modern day Texas Hip Hop music complete with heavy baselines and crunchy snares as Stress laces it all with bars. Side B is classic TSL at its finest! New skipless scratch phrases, interludes and 3 endless loopers. Everything you have come to expect from the grassroots collective.

Sudan Archives "Sink EP" 12" (Stones Throw) This is Sudan Archives, a 23 year-old violinist/vocalist who writes, plays, and produces her own music. She is self-taught on the violin, inspired by Sudanese fiddlers, R&B, West African rhythms, and experimental electronic music. 

CLASSIC ROCK
Hart, Mickey "Ramu" 2xLP - While most albums function as a snapshot of a place and time, RAMU is more like a photo album, containing samples and recordings from around the globe, originating between 1944 and 2017. Mickey's life ambition has always been to record and preserve the music of the world using the most innovative and high-quality equipment possible. Through the making of RAMU, that goal has grown to be something more.

Living Colour "Stain" LP (Megaforce) 1993's Stain is the third Epic release by storming New York-based band Living Colour and last for a decade. Like it's predecessors (platinum 1988 debut Vivid and gold 1990 sophomore effort Time's Up), Stain exhibits Living Colour's high-temperature mix of hard rock energy and funk-inflected rhythm, social conscience and unfettered emotion.

Monroe, Michael "Peace of Mind" LP (Svart) Reissue of the third studio album by Finnish glam metal singer, originally released in 1996.

Monroe, Michael "The Nights are So Long" LP (Svart) Reissue of the 1987 debut from the Finnish glam metal singer.

PSYCHEDELIC & PROGRESSIVE ROCK  
Chenevier, Guigou and Sophie Jausserand "A l'Abri des Micro-Climats" LP (Megaphone / Knock Em Dead) Reissue, originally released on RecRec Music in 1984. Guigou's second solo album, A l'Abri Des Micro-Climats, is a concept-album based on a series of non-conventional "songs", composed by Guigou Chenevier and his wife Sophie Jausserand. Guigou was the drummer for the legendary French band Etron Fou Leloublan. Guests include Guy Sapin (Encore Plus Grande, Octavo, Barbarie Légère), Dominique Grimaud (Video Aventures), and Christiane Cohade (Virgule IV, Les I). Edition of 300.

Pyramid "s/t" LP (Mental Experience) 33 minutes of pure, unadulterated, psychedelic krautrock courtesy of Pyramid, an obscure studio project produced by Toby Robinson, aka The Mad Twiddler. These sessions were recorded circa 1975-76 in Cologne for the underground Pyramid label, which was operated by Toby and his friend Robin Page (the Fluxus artist). Master tape sound; Includes insert with liner notes by Alan Freeman. LP version includes download card.

Schickert, Gunter "Labyrinth" LP (Marmo) Günter Schickert's seventh album to date, Labyrinth. The kosmische music pioneer has been creating multi-instrumental cosmic explorations for four decades. The album is divided into two parts, two different production bulks and periods of Günther Schickert's life: Side A features a selection of tracks recorded in 1996, Side B contains material produced between 2007 and today. Includes printed inner sleeve and download code.

v/a "Saz Power" LP (Ironhand) A showcase different models of the saz (acoustic, electric) and saz-related instruments (like the buzuq and cümbüs), and also different styles, different ways to play the saz through different countries. Features Kaan Bosnak, Elektro Hafiz, Baba Zula, Cem Yildiz, and more.

FOLK
Simon, Paul "Graceland: The Remixes" CD/LP (SMG) 2018 release. Acclaimed as one of the most iconic records in rock 'n' roll history, Paul Simon's Grammy-winning 1986 album Graceland has received a special 2018 reworking, with the likes of MK, Richy Ahmed, Paul Oakenfold, and Groove Armada all spinning their own unique interpretations across the release - the first time a classic album has been reimagined in it's entirety.

v/a "Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris" 3CD+DVD+BK (Dust-To-Digital) This watershed release represents the life's work of William Ferris, an audio recordist, filmmaker, folklorist, and teacher with an unwavering commitment to establish and to expand the study of the American South. William Ferris was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1942. Growing up on a working farm, Ferris began at a young age documenting the artwork, music, and lives of the people on the farm and in his local community. Dust-to-Digital present these films and recordings. Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris includes: a 120-page hardcover book in full color; three CDs -- two of the CDs feature blues and gospel recordings (1966-1978), and the final CD features interviews and storytelling (1968-1994); and one DVD featuring documentary films (1972-1980). Comes in a cigar box.

COUNTRY
Alvin, Dave and Jimmie Dale Gilmore "Downey to Lubbock" CD/LP (Yep Roc) Grammy winner, Dave Alvin, and Grammy nominee, Jimmie Dale Gilmore have been friends for decades. Downey to Lubbock was born by immaculate inspiration from live shows Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore performed in 2017. Just the two of them were swapping songs and cutting up, each with a guitar and a heart full of soul, musicians who've been on the road their entire adult lives. Despite tight schedules and hard deadlines, that album has come alive. In the universal language of music, truth is being sung and played for now and for always, and a thousand miles apart feels right next door.

American Aquarium "Things Change" CD (New West) 7th album from the alt-country group.

METAL  
Angel of Mercy "The Avatar" LP (Shadow Kingdom) Reissue of one of the cultest '80s metal records.

Behemoth "Messe Noire" LP (Metal Blade) Vinyl LP pressing. Polish black/death overlords Behemoth present the brand new live collection Messe Noire.

Control Denied "The Fragile Art of Existence" LP (Relapse) Te progressive heavy metal brainchild of legendary Death mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, released its first and only album The Fragile Art of Existence (1999) to massive critical acclaim. The Fragile Art of Existence is the sound of traditional metal stepping into a new century; an album where the experiences and inspirations of trail-blazing, world-class musicians coalesced under the watchful eye of one of the genre's master craftsmen. Now available for the first time ever as an official vinyl release, The Fragile Art of Existence has been remastered and beautifully repackaged. Available as a gatefold 2xLP, this is the definitive edition of this timeless classic.

Ghost BC "Prequelle" CS/CD/LP (Loma Vista) The fourth full-length from the Swedish heavy metal band. Deluxe CD version includes 3D cover insert and 2 bonus tracks ("It's A Sin" and "Avalanche"). Deluxe clear smoke vinyl version includes 7" with bonus tracks and pullout poster. Indie version on clear vinyl.

Gruesome "Twisted Prayers" CD (Relapse) Gruesome return with their second full-length sermon, Twisted Prayers, incorporating more cerebral, melodic instrumentation with elements of thrash and thought-provoking, socially conscious lyrics.

Jess & The Ancient Ones "The Horse and Other Weird Tales" LP (Svart) Finnish drug mysticists and eldritch worshippers Jess and the Ancient Ones have made a name for themselves due to their moody sound and trippy occult lyricism. An eclectic band with lavish floating harmonies echoing like distant prayers amidst a wash of swelling keyboards and titular singer Jess' wild, husky midrange.

PUNK & HARDCORE
Dog Chocolate "Moody Balloon Baby" LP (Upset the Rhythm) Following Snack Fans and Or, a spilt with Ravioli Me Away, Moody Balloon Baby is faster and has more textures. It's frantic and frayed, loose and whittled to a sharp point, but the knots are visible. 180 gram vinyl; Includes download card; Edition of 500.

Token Entry "Jaybird" LP (I Scream) Reissue of 1988 NY hardcore LP.

SOUL / FUNK / R&B  
Beginning Of The End, The "Funky Nassau" LP (Strut) Emerging from Nassau in the Bahamas in 1971, The Beginning of the End was formed around the Munnings brothers (Ray, Leroy and Frank) and the first song they recorded, 'Funky Nassau', became a No. 1 Billboard R'n'B hit, selling over a million copies. "We wanted to create something new," remembers Ray Munnings, "something that was truly Bahamian. We loved funk but wanted to include elements of junkanoo, the indigenous music of The Bahamas." An album was written within a week and recorded at Criteria Studios in Miami. "We brought in more Bahamian themes, like 'Monkey Tamarind', a wild fruit that grows there."

Beginning Of The End, The "s/t" LP (Strut) By the time of their second album in 1976, the band was managed by Don Taylor, also Bob Marley's manager. "Don took us to Byron Lee's studio in Jamaica and used Teddy Randazzo (Little Anthony & The Imperials) to direct the sessions," recalls Munnings. "He gave us more of an uptempo jazz funk sound with Chicago-style horns."

Brownout "Fear of a Brown Planet" CD/LP (Fat Beats Records) Brownout is arguably the tightest and funkiest band on the road today and they're psyched to bring this revolutionary music to the people. The band's sixth full-length album is a musical manifesto inspired by Public Enemy's music and revolutionary spirit.

O'Jays, The "Ship Ahoy" LP (Legacy) Reissue

Prophet "Wanna Be Your Man" LP (Stones Throw) Prophet is an underground funk musician from the San Francisco Bay Area, who, until this year, had only put his name to one record: an obscure private-press LP called Right On Time (1984, Treasure Records). Full of mind-blowing no-BS boogie, it now has a dedicated cult following, with original copies are still changing hands. Now he has a new album, his first in 34 years, and it still sounds '84: Wanna Be Your Man, produced primarily with Mndsgn.

Temptations "Psychedelic Shack" CD Reissue

Temptations "Puzzle People" CD Reissue

DISCO  
Goya "House at the Sea / Mandy" 12" (Espacial Discos) First ever vinyl reissue of this rare and sought-after private 12" from Germany, 1979, recorded at the legendary Conny's Studio. Smooth and laid-back disco-funk-Balearic sounds, including the underground club classic "House At The Sea".

Skymark "Virtual Stars" LP (Modern Sun) Virtual Stars is an album of '80s boogie, disco, and jazz fusion, performed and recorded by Skymark playing the ARP, Prophet, Moog, Roland and Korg synths.

WORLD MUSIC
Professor Rhythm "Professor 3" CD/LP (Awesome Tapes From Africa) Professor Rhythm's 1991 recording Professor 3 is a vivid reflection of urban South Africa as apartheid was ending. Thami Mdluli's production project had young and old dancing to a sound that sought to unite Blacks within Southern Africa.

Toure, Samba "Wande" LP (Glitterbeat) Malian singer and guitarist Samba Touré presents Wande ("The Beloved"), his third Glitterbeat release. Once an accompanist to Mali's greatest legend, the late Ali Farka Touré, Touré has since become renowned across the globe for his passionate guitar work and fiery singing, a master of his art. Wande is just as direct and powerful as Touré's previous work, but everything moves with a bright, danceable sensibility. LP version comes on 180 gram vinyl; Includes download code.

Cuasares "Afro-Progresivo" LP (Pharaway Sounds) First ever reissue, originally released in 1973. A wild, esoteric mix of psychedelic funk, Afro-Latin grooves, jazz, and Italian/French-styled library sounds. Cuasares was the enigmatic studio project created by pianist/arranger/visionary Waldo Belloso. Includes insert with photos and detailed liner notes by Eduardo A. Elizalde Pietruczyk (aka Bubbling Minds) and Mike Wallace.

v/a "Desafinado! Spanish Bossa Nova (1963-1975)" LP (Adarce) Compilation of Spanish-sung bossa nova songs recorded in the '60s and '70s. Adarce Records have consciously dug into the archives of three Barcelona based labels like Belter, Discophon, and Olympo to serve songs that have never, inexplicably, been released on vinyl. Features Salomé, Antonio González, Los Millonarios, and more.

REGGAE / DUB / SKA / ETC  
Mad Professor "Dub Me Crazy" CD (Ariwa) This is where the Dubtastic madness began. Here for the first time in many a year is a CD version of the 1982 classic album. 12 infused dub'n' bass cuts. The Mad Professor would go into release over two hundred and fifty records on his ARIWA label, working with such Reggae legends as Lee Scratch Perry, U-Roy, Sly and Robbie, Horace Andy, Cedric Congo, Susan Cadogan, Macka B and Earl 16.

EXOTICA
v/a "Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights" CD/3xLP  (Numero) New Numero comp exploring the Exotica genre. Captured across three albums are 48 (54 on the CD) curious examples of the short-lived genre's reach, each summoning their own sonic visions of Shangri La, bringing their versions of the Pacific, Africa, and the Orient to the hinterlands of America. Technicolor Paradise is where one makes it, after all.

JAZZ
Fukui, Ryo "Mellow Dream" LP (We Release Jazz) Official reissue of criminally overlooked Japanese jazz gem Mellow Dream by Hokkaido pianist wunderkind Ryo Fukui, originally released in 1977. Firmly standing on the foundation of his debut Scenery, Fukui continues to explore modal, bop, and cool jazz sounds on his second. Mellow Dream ventures into slightly mellower, more soulful, and sometimes more contemplative territories, while still packing a commanding punch. LP version is mastered at half speed; 180 gram vinyl; Stoughton tip-on sleeve.

Fukui, Ryo "Scenery" LP (We Release Jazz) Official reissue of Ryo Fukui's highly sought-after masterpiece Scenery, originally released in 1976. Unquestionably one of the most important Japanese jazz albums ever recorded, Scenery reveals Ryo Fukui as a miraculously brilliant self-taught pianist fusing modal, bop, and cool jazz. Every note on the album oozes precision, confidence, and flair and every single section slides seamlessly into one another, creating a supreme and elegant blend of jazz. LP version is mastered at half speed; 180 gram vinyl; Stoughton tip-on sleeve.

Griffin, Johnny "The Man I Love" LP (ORG Music) Reissue of this 1969 album.

COMPOSERS / NEW AGE / LIBRARY MUSIC
Christiansen, Henning "Den Rode Skov" LP (Penultimate Press) Second in a series of two previously unreleased soundtracks Henning Christiansen made for the films made by his partner and collaborator Ursula Reuter Christiansen. Den Røde Skov ("The Red Forest") was Ursula's second film made in 1986. A rich tapestry of sounds, voice, and obtuse atmospheres drifting from the deeply meditative to the outright hysterical. One of the wildest recordings in the entire Christiansen catalog. Features Werner Durand. Full-color gatefold sleeve; Includes a full-sized eight-page booklet. Red vinyl; Edition of 500.

Christiansen, Henning "The Executioner" LP (Penultimate Press) First in a series of two releases unveiling the previously unissued soundtracks made for the films of Ursula Reuter Christiansen by her partner and collaborator Henning Christiansen. An important work of early Danish feminist art, The Executioner ("Skarpretteren") is Ursula's first film from 1971. A deeply melancholic set of vocal based works which place the listener deep within the tension and despair of Ursula's themes. Remastered for vinyl by Giuseppe Ielasi. Edition of 500.

Frahm, Nils "Encores 1" 12" (Erased Tapes ) Encores 1 is five track 12" vinyl EP previously only available as an exclusive, limited release via Rough Trade. It was recorded in Nils Frahm's studio at the Funkhaus in Berlin, as part of the same sessions for the recently released and universally acclaimed new album, All Melody, released earlier this year on Erased Tapes.

GOTH/DARKWAVE
Mayflower Madame "Premonition" CS (Spider Child) A collection of apocalyptic love songs from Oslo darkwave group.

ELECTRONIC
Express Rising "Fixed Rope II" LP (Numero Group) The fourth Express Rising LP finds the trio largely eschewing percussion in favor of twelve concise, three-minute-or-so-long bittersweet excursions that nevertheless retain the restrained, measured, and highly melodic scaffolding of their previous work.

Oneohtrix Point Never "Age Of" CD/LP/CS (Warp) OPN's latest chronicle arrives from the far future to advance all forms of RNB, black metal, electronica and chamber sounds with an album that both in sound and physical media packaging is so far ahead of the curve that it will take another album or two from OPN before you can even begin to unwind your head from its vaporous prog cloud. Pepped throughout with the talent of Prurient, Anohni, Kelsey Lu, James Blake and Eli Keszler, trust us when we say the robotic tendrils of Age Of will hold tight.

Sun God, The (Jamal Moss) "The Anticipatory Organization" 12" (Modern Obscure Music) Three rousing tracks to stir the attention. "The Things We Don't Know" is a mesmerizing keys-driven journey, featuring gorgeous keyed sparkles, washing waves of acid, and clopped beats. "The Disbelief Habit" is driven by a strong melody that really grabs you and won't let go. This is accompanied by a strong bassline, focused keys, and closely held percussion. "The Achievement Factory" rounds off the EP with another distinctive musical effort that marches straight into the middle of the dancefloor. Punishing percussion and an in-step cavernous bassline are joined by loose acid and riffing keys.

Surgeon "Luminosity Device" CD/2xLP (Dynamic Tension) Surgeon's new full-length, Luminosity Device, takes Bardo Thödol -- the Tibetan Book of the Dead -- as a starting point for a rhythmic journey. Since the 1990s, Anthony Child has been one of the most consistent and pivotal electronic music producers to use that craft as a tool for achieving transcendence. Double LP version includes download card.

Surgeon "Screw The Roses" 12" (Counterbalance) 2018 repress; originally released in 2001.

EXPERIMENTAL 
Ché-SHIZU "A Journey" LP (Black Editions) First ever vinyl release of Ché-SHIZU's signature album A Journey, originally issued in 1994 by Tokyo's legendary P.S.F. Records. One of the most original and mystifying groups to ever emerge from the Tokyo underground, founded by master improviser Chie Mukai. Over A Journey, the group creates a spontaneous, loose form of chamber pop that weaves folk and a light psychedelia into something entirely unique. Includes new expansive artwork and lyric translations, housed in a spot gloss heavy gatefold jacket; Includes high resolution digital download.

Imajinary Friends "s/t" LP (300 Mics) After over a 15 year hiatus, the Imajinary Friends are back with a new collection of sizzling electric dreams from space that pulsate with a strange, sexy, far out groove. On their eponymously self-titled 3rd LP, the Imajinary Friends tweak the frequencies and really fry all the instrumentation that is both dizzying and danceable. The Imajinary Friends continue to experiment with sounds and rhythm on tracks like 101 Kazoos and Frangipani. This record brings the rhythms of the 70's Krautrock scene with the dark guitars of UK Post-Punk paired with buried vocals and slurred sounds of the 90's shoegaze movement.

Ken, Sugai "Tele-n-Tech-Da" LP (Discrepant) Japanese artist Sugai Ken presents Tele-n-Tech-Da on Discrepant. A kaleidoscopic radio play inspired by the traditional Japanese art of Mingei. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker. Edition of 500.

Mogard, Abul "Circular Forms" LP (Ecstatic) Serbian musician Abul Mogard presents his Ecstatic debut 12", an evocative, unsettling, and beguiling suite composed and recorded in solitude using a limited equipment array of Farfisa organs in conjunction with a self-built modular synthesizer. White vinyl; edition of 300.

Mogard, Abul "Works" LP (Ecstatic) New definitive collection of works by Serbian factory worker-turned-synthesist Abul Mogard. Mogard uses a limited set-up of Farfisa organs, voices, samplers and a self-built modular system to recreate the mechanical noise and complex harmonics of the industrial workplace. Broad daubs of distorted bass and naturally glorious harmonic progressions paint panoramas of wide open, grey-scaled skies. RIYL: Alessandro Cortini, The Caretaker, Fennesz, Tim Hecker, etc.

Rasmussen, Mette / Tashi Dorji "s/t" LP (Feeding Tube) Danish saxophonist Mette Rasmussen with Asheville-based guitarist, Tashi Dorji. The duo material for this LP was recorded in Montreal, right around the same time Mette and Tashi recorded a trio set for Trost (with the addition of drummer Tyler Damon). Edition of 250.

PRINTED MATTER
Draxler, Jesse "Misophonia" BK (Sacred Bones Records) Poly-dimensional artist Jesse Draxler has been exhibiting his photography, black-scale canvases and moon-sick reality-collages both nationally and internationally since 2012. He is privately collected around the world and his most recent solo exhibition "Tire Fire" took place in September of 2017 at Booth Gallery in New York. As an illustrator his client list includes The New York Times, McQ Alexander McQueen, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker, among others. He is also an active member of his music community and has created work for musicians like Zola Jesus and Chelsea Wolfe and designed an album cover for Prince. Misophonia incorporates various mediums and styles from figurative painting and harsh typography to deliriously textural photography and collage. The book serves not only as a master collection of Draxler's work throughout his career to date, but also as a living organism, in which each piece communicates with the others, the whole, and itself.


Friday, May 25th

POP/ROCK
A Certain Ratio "I'd Like To See You Again" LP (Mute) Reissue of the 1982 album from the post-punk-funk group.

Bark Psychosis "Codename: Dustsucker" LP (Fire) Reissue of Bark Psychosis' second studio album (2004) which finds the band in remarkable form. Arriving ten years after the band disbanded, the long-awaited and criminally overlooked follow up brings with it an evolution of their sound. Their experimentations are layered with blissed out electronics, shoegaze, post-rock and jazz are still at its fore as are Sutton's crystalline vocals. Languid and brooding, the soundscapes are dark and sustained while their trademark cocoon of limpid, rippling guitar figures and jazzy adornment is bulleted by sharp leftward turns.

Bjork "Arisen My Senses" 12" (One Little Indian) Limited edition 12" on colored vinyl. Björk has released three remixes of the track 'Arisen my senses'; one by Kelly Lee Owens, another by Jlin and a final by Lanark Artefax, each taking the original track to a new place with their trademark production sounds.

Blind Melon "Nico" LP (Analog Spark) 
Never before available on vinyl. Thirteen track collection of rarities, which includes an alternate mix of the Top 20 single 'No Rain' as well as covers of Steppenwolf's 'The Pusher' and John Lennon's 'John Sinclair'.

Blouse "s/t" LP (Captured Tracks) Clear vinyl reissue of their 2011 debut.

Broderick, Peter "How They Are" LP (Hush Records) In 2010, after completing work on his elaborate sophomore release, Peter Broderick went into the studio with the goal of recording and mixing an album in one day, live to two-track tape, with no overdubs or punch-ins. The 
instrumentation was limited to voice, guitar and piano.

Buck Meek "s/t" LP (Keeled Scales) Debut solo album from Big Thief guitarist.

Burns, Aisha "Argonauta" CD/LP  (Western Vinyl) New album from the Austin-based singer-songwriter.

Cheer-Accident "Fades" LP (Skin Graft) Though the album opens and closes in "Kraut Pop" territory, that term does little to prepare the listener for the breadth of musical riches contained within. On "Fades" Thymme Jones, Jeff Libersher and Cheer-Accident's core line-up are emboldened by a parade of musical guests - a 21st Century Wrecking Crew of the underground - 
whose contributions are absolutely dizzying.

Chvrches "Love Is Dead" CD/LP  (Glassnote) Latest (and darkest) album from the Glaswegian synth-pop trio.

DAF (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft) "Alles Ist Gut" CD/LP  (Groenland) Reissue

DAF (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft) "Die Kleinen Und Die Bosen" CD/LP  (Groenland) Reissue

DAF (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft) "Fur Immer" CD/LP  (Groenland) Reissue

DAF (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft) "Gold Und Liebe" CD/LP  (Groenland) Reissue

Dear Nora "Skulls Example" LP (Orindal) Songwriter Katy Davidson revived the band Dear Nora in January 2017 when Orindal Records reissued the thirteen-year-old album Mountain Rock on vinyl. The reissue received great acclaim and the band toured the west and east coasts last year. Spurred by the momentum, Davidson decided to create the first album of new Dear Nora material in a decade, Skulls Example.

Deeper "Deeper" LP (Fire Talk) The debut album from Chicago based Deeper. Origins of the project date back to 2014 where the band has made their mark locally supporting like minded acts Omni, Protomartyr, Chris Cohen & fellow Chicago powerhouses Whitney & Ne-Hi. Fresh off official after show appearances at Pitchfork & Lolapalooza the band is poised to jump out wide with this debut record. These 9 tracks channel the anxiety and uneasiness of modern life in this pit of endless internet, chiming post punk rave ups with pointed "of the times" lyrics & gorgeous ambient interludes woven in. It's as if Women & Deerhunter had an ill-legit midwestern love child, all killer no filler.

Destroyer "City of Daughters" LP (Merge) Reissue on red vinyl.

Destroyer "Thief" LP (Merge) Reissue on orange vinyl.

Doiron, Julie "Desormais / Heart and Crime" LP - Julie Doiron's stunning album Désormais, originally released via Jagjaguwar in 2001, marked a departure from the Canadian artist's grunge pop releases in the 1990s. Like its title might suggest, the intimate record is sung almost entirely in French. Across Désormais' ten tracks, Doiron builds a disarming and warm atmosphere - through minimally-composed fingerpicking, Doiron's soft voice steers a wounded sound. Even for the English-speaking listener, the cohesion of the LP's subdued, immersive atmosphere looms.

E "Negative Work" LP (Thrill Jockey) E, the trio of Jason Sidney Sanford, Thalia Zedek and Gavin McCarthy make angular, energized, and idiosyncratic rock music. These accomplished and inventive musicians could not be more different in the way they express themselves but their egoless dedication to ensemble playing and writing shapes E's distinct sound. Negative Work is the product of three individuals whose dedication to the collaborative process may very well be the source of compelling tension underlying their songs.

Enigk, Jeremy "Return of the Frog Queen" CD/LP (Sub Pop) Jeremy Enigk performed with legendary indie rock band Sunny Day Real Estate from 1993 to 2000. He was their singer, songwriter, and one of their guitarists. In 1996, following Sunny Day Real Estate's first breakup (which lasted from 1995 to 1997), Enigk released his first solo album, Return of the Frog Queen. Out of print since its original 1996 pressing, this reissue includes the original album, remastered in 2018, plus digital bonus tracks from Enigk's 1996 live session on Seattle radio station The End.

Goat "Let It Burn" 7" (Rocket Recordings) The 6 minute+ fuzz groove of Let it Burn but now it can be heard in all its glory. Not only that, but you get a brand new b-side, and like most recent Goat b-sides it reveals another exploratory sound to the bands world music. Friday Pt.1 is a 4 minute excerpt from an organically evolving, cosmic-jazz, studio jam. The ltd 7" comes in 3 exclusive colours, each ltd to 400 copies; yellow flame vinyl, orange flame vinyl and red flame vinyl, which have been distributed randomly around the world.

Hval, Jenny "The Long Sleep" LP (Sacred Bones) The follow-up to Jenny Hval's acclaimed 2016 album Blood Bitch is The Long Sleep, an adventurous new EP that sees the Norwegian multidisciplinary artist embracing an instinctive, even subconscious, approach to creating meaning. In contrast to Hval's more explicitly conceptual work, The Long Sleep foregrounds the act of composition itself, letting the melodies and structures reveal the other elements of the songs.

Jo Passed "Their Prime" CD/LP/CS (Sub Pop) Jo Passed sounds like Lennon and McCartney discovered Can and Neu!, and maybe a little Sonic Youth and XTC along the way. "Their Prime" demonstrates that timeless knack for dreamy melodies - chord progressions that sound like they were created in a land far, far away. Lyrically, however, it's imbued with a philosophical longing for answers to questions that have resurfaced for the first time since the explosion of counterculture in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Lithics "Mating Surfaces" LP (Kill Rock Stars) Mating Surfaces is the second full length from Portland, Oregon's Lithics. Twelve tightly wound fragments of brittle abstract twin guitar, impellent rhythm, and absurd, imagistic lyricism.

Love-Birds "In The Lover's Corner" LP (Trouble In Mind) San Francisco's The Love-Birds have been breaking hearts and making fans across the city's disappearing DIY spaces and proper venues alike since 2016. After releasing a 7-inch EP in early 2017, they're ready to unveil In The Lover's Corner, their debut album & first release on Trouble In Mind. The album eases into view with the first track, "Again"; it's gentle acoustic strum augmented by guitarist Eli Wald's chiming electric twelve-string. From there the listener is treated to dynamic, life-affirming power-pop; bell-ringing, fuzz stompers, warm, carefully crafted fragile pop and urgent, crystalline rockers.

Lovelytheband "Everything I Could Never Say..." LP (Century Media) New album from LA pop group.

Merton, Alice "No Roots" EP CD (Mom + Pop) Debut EP from new pop artist.

Numb.er "Goodbye" CD/LP  (Felte) New shoegaze/post-punk release from ex-guitarist of Froth.

Pedro The Lion "It's Hard To Find A Friend" LP Jade Tree Reissue.

Prince "Nothing Compares 2 U" 7" - Contains the original version of the iconic song. This previously unreleased version was recorded in 1984, six years before 1990's classic reimagining by Sinéad O'Connor and before Prince started performing the song live.

Spacemen 3 "Taking Drugs to Make Music to Take Drugs To" LP (Superior Viaduct) Amidst the swirl that is Spacemen 3's discography, Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To occupies a pivotal position --- one right at the nexus between their garage beginnings and their expansionist future. While much of this material is expanded upon via Sound Of Confusion and The Perfect Prescription, many devotees consider these urgent, minimally treated recordings as the prime document of Spacemen 3 at this stage.

Tracyanne & Danny "s/t" CD/LP/LP+7"  (Merge) New collaborative project between singer-songwriters Tracyanne Campbell (Camera Obscura) and Danny Coughlan (Crybaby).

Valley, Chad "Imaginary Music" LP (Cascine) For his third album as Chad Valley, Hugo Manuel returned home to Oxford to recover a lost album from scratch. But instead of trying to recreate the material, Manuel took a concept-driven approach, opposed to his traditional autobiographical method. In seeking to understand the art and secret of timeless pop music, a new album - Imaginary Music - emerged. Sonically, the record channels the hyper-romantic music of the 80s, citing inspiration in China Crisis and Prefab Sprout, as well as less esoteric and more bombastic artists like Toto and Heart.

Wallows "Spring EP" LP (Atlantic) Produced by Grammy award-winning producer, engineer & mixer John Congleton - who has worked with everyone from St. Vincent to Modest Mouse, Amanda Palmer to Laurie Anderson and Brian Wilson to The War on Drugs - at L.A.'s famed Sunset Sound, Spring captures that eclecticism.

Wand "Perfume" CD/12" (Drag City) If the emblem of Wand's Plum was the stark blue cloud then Wand's new EP reeks of something more forceful, more seductive, more intoxicating, more insidious: this is Perfume. Here are seven electric hues, shocks of light that flagrantly provoke the dark, a posy's clutch of purple, fuchsia, green and snowy white that curl against a stench of plague.

Ward, Lauren Ruth "Well, Hell" LP (SME US) New album from American singer/songwriter.

Wilson, Charlotte Day "Stone Woman" 10" (eOne Music) New EP from the Toronto soul singer.

Wooden Shjips "V." CD/LP  (Thrill Jockey) Wooden Shjips, long-time leaders of the contemporary psychedelic movement, expand their sound with V. The quartet of Omar Ahsanuddin, Dusty Jermier, Nash Whalen and Ripley Johnson augment their already rich sound with laid back, classic summer songs.

v/a "Outer Himmilayan Presents"  LP - Between 1979 and 1982, Nick Blinko and Martin Cooper's Outer Himmilayan Records released 7-inches by three short-lived bands - The Magits, Soft Drinks, and S-Haters - who would nonetheless cast a massive shadow on the UK's burgeoning post-punk/anarcho punk scene. Outer Himmilayan Presents collects all of the music found on those original records, along with rare and unreleased tracks by all three bands.

50's ROCK N ROLL / ROCKABILLY / SURF ROCK
v/a "19 More Japanese Garage Monsters" LP Groovie True to its original concept this new volume of 'Kaminari' brings you another batch of 19 exciting underground bands from all over Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Hokkaido, Kobe...).

PSYCHEDELIC & PROGRESSIVE ROCK  
MacFarlane, Ian "Planetarium" LP (Roundtable / Votary / Dual Planet) Following a brief stint with the legendary Australian Krautrockers Cybotron, MacFarlane produced three independent solo albums throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s. Presented with hours of unreleased home recordings, The Roundtable has begun a dedicated search through the fascinating archives of this under exposed artist. Beginning with a vinyl release of the rare cassette-only album Planetarium; this private press sees MacFarlane armed with a bank of Roland Synthesizers, Drum Machines and field recordings, spawning a mutant amalgam of German Kosmische Musik, French Library electro and Private Issue New Age.

Markheim "s/t" LP+CD LP (Shadoks) Reissue of Markheim's self-titled album, recorded in 1972 and released in 1991. The Swiss band Markheim was formed in 1972 by Andreas Wyden. Ten demos of a hidden treasure from Switzerland -- a mix of crazy progressive, folk, and psych rock. Heavy sleeve; 180 gram vinyl; Two-page insert; Includes CD; Edition of 450 (numbered).

Schulze, Klaus "Silhouettes" CD/LP (SPV) Following the celebrations of his 70th birthday in August 2017, Klaus Schulze presents four new pieces.

Shadows of the Knight "Live '65" [Gold Vinyl] LP (BeatRocket)

FOLK
Lobo, Norberto "Estrela" LP (Three Four Records) The third chapter of Norberto Lobo's solo records on three:four. If it is easily identifiable by the black and white photography by António Júlio Duarte on the front cover, the music brings some newness: for the first time under his own name, Norberto Lobo is playing with a trio composed of Yaw Tembe (trumpet), Ricardo Jacinto (cello) and Marco Franco (drums).

Pedigo, Hayden "Greetings from Amarillo" LP (Driftless) The 23-year-old guitarist Hayden Pedigo's new album, Greetings From Amarillo, is "a tribute to the landscape of Amarillo, Texas and the different spaces I've discovered here," he says, including not just solo guitar but also ambient synth tracks. It's also tribute to other heroes of the Panhandle, including Terry Allen, who closes out the album with his voicemail musings.

COUNTRY
Cobb, Brent "Providence Canyon" LP (Atlantic) New album from the Grammy-nominated country singer.

Kristofferson, Kris "Live From Austin, TX" LP (New West) This performance from September 1981 captures Kris in his prime, and includes classics like Me and Bobby McGee, Loving Her Was Easier, Why Me?, and Sunday Mornin Comin Down.

METAL  
Banished "Deliver Me From Pain" LP (Peaceville) Banished's 1994 slice of brutal Death Metal presented on the vinyl format.

Baptists "Beacon of Faith" CD (Southern Lord) New album from the Canadian hardcore band.

Body, The "All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood" LP (At a Loss) Reissue of The Body's 2010 album.

Candlemass "House of Doom" LP (Napalm) New EP from the long-running Trad Doom Metal group.

Demoniac "The Birth of Diabolical Blood" LP (Soulseller) Reissue of the legendary early works of New Zealand black metal pioneers.

Grave Digger "Heavy Metal Breakdown" LP (Noise ) Reissue of their 1984 debut.

Grave Digger "Witch Hunter" LP (Noise) Reissue of their second album, originally released in 1985.

Graveyard "Peace" LP (Nuclear Blast) New album from the Swedish stoner rock group.

Krallice "Go Be Forgotten" LP (Gilead Media/Thrill Jockey) As we enter the new year we also approach the 10-year anniversary of the first Krallice full-length album. Their self-titled debut set the US metal world ablaze as it seemed to come from nowhere and make a distinguishing mark on North American Black Metal, and what it would become. This album touches upon that time, and the feeling of earlier Krallice records.

Krallice With Dave Edwardson "s/t" LP (Gilead Media/Thrill Jockey) The most recent full-length LP from New York's Krallice marks yet another distinct evolutionary leap in their recorded output, and includes vocals and synth by Dave Edwardson, who is most well known as the bassist of the legendary Neurosis. Although still distinctly Krallice in sound, they once again prove their masterful ability to contort and twist their works into a new beast while maintaining a natural feeling of songwriting progression. Edwardson adds an entirely new element with his unmistakable, harsh vocals and atmospheric synth layers.

Saxon "Denim And Leather" LP (SQA / Union Square) Reissue.

PUNK & HARDCORE
Anti-Cimex "Victims of a Bomb Raid-The Discography" CD (Dissonance) Superb collection of Hardcore Punk/Metal Legends ANTI-CIMEX. This 3CD set contains 41 blistering tracks. The classic EPs plus the bands studio albums are all included.

Suburban Lawns "s/t" LP (Futurismo) Back on vinyl. An eccentric slice of Californian new wave art punk originally released on the integral I.R.S. Records. Suburban Lawns were the embodiment of everything that new wave was supposed to be: subversive, artistic, humorous and aligned to the timeless sensibilities of pop. Their S/T LP is something of a lost masterpiece with it's tales of computer dating, religion vs. superficiality and alien spotting excursions, a cocktail of unique subject matter filtered through equally unique musical characteristics. Featuring the off kilter classic 'Janitor' - where the enigmatic anti pin-up Su Tissue relay's those famous words "i'm a janitor, oh my genitals" - the album is guaranteed to either reignite memories of those late night viewings of New Wave Theatre, or leave newcomers to the band astounded that it took this long to catch up.

Suckdog "Drugs are Nice" LP (Dero Arcade) Out of print on vinyl since it's initial release in 1989, this legendary spoken word/experimental/punk masterpiece from legendary writer, musician & performance artist Lisa Carver's band Suckdog sounds like two teenage girls on acid with a boombox telling jokes, making up songs, singing filthy nursery rhymes, garage punk anthems and screaming/crying (because that's basically what it is). Just as relevant today as ever-this music sounds strangely fresh and new, even 28 years later.

Unbroken "And / Fall On Proverb" 7" (Three.One.G.)

SOUL / FUNK / R&B  
Green, Grant "Funk In France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970)" 2xCD (Resonance Records) First official releases of previously unissued Grant Green material in over 10 years. Represents the earliest (1969-1970) and latest (1975) known live recordings of Grant Green.

DISCO  
Q "Voice of Q" 12" (Isle of Jura) The leftfield electro disco gem originally released in 1982 finally gets an official reissue. Bootlegged badly in recent years, Isle Of Jura does it right with fully remastered versions from Matt Colton and the added inclusion of a previously unreleased Q song 'Keep It Strong'.

WORLD MUSIC
Gania, Maalem Mahmoud "Colours of the Night" 2xLP (Hive Mind) The final studio recordings of deep, hypnotic trance music from the late, great Maalem Mahmoud Gania, one of Morocco's most famous Gnawa musicians. Gnawa is a musical and spiritual tradition originating in sub-Saharan Africa that has survived as a subculture within Moroccan society for centuries. The roots of the blues can be heard in its hypnotic rhythms.

Kingson, Charly "Born in Africa" LP (Africa Seven) Charlie Kingue Soppo is better known as Charly Kingson, cousin of Manu Dibango and a Cameroonian emigrant in the 1970s. He recorded two albums in his career, "Born In Africa" in Munich in 1978 and "Dance To The Music" two years later in New York. Afro-synth-boogie-funk!

Siliya, Jesper "Giant Steps" LP+CD (Shadoks) Reissue of Jesper Siliya's Giant Steps, originally released in 1978. Jesper Siliya used to play with the Ngozi Family. Giant Steps is his sole album as a band leader. The music suits all fans into Zam-rock such as Ngozi Family, Witch, and Amanaz. Heavy sleeve; 180 gram vinyl; Includes CD; Edition of 500 (numbered).

Soul Jazz Records presents: YORUBA! Songs and Rhythms for the Yoruba Gods in Nigeria CD/LP  (Soul Jazz) This album features songs honouring the Nigerian gods of the Yoruba traditional religion - Yemoja, Obatala, Ogun, Sango and others - as well as a selection of instrumental cuts focussing on the Bata and Dundun drums. The album comes complete with extensive text and photography included in the 40-page outsize booklet/gatefold double vinyl + inners showing the influence of Yoruba culture throughout the world and the social and historical context for the music contained here.

Matheus, Helio "s/t" LP (Athens of the North) Born in Rio in 1940, Helio won a guitar from his father at age 12. After working in sugar mills or as a sales clerk in record stores, he started performing at Rio nightclubs (like Plaza) and São Paulo. In 1975 he signed to RCA Victor on which he released his first LP, "Matheus Segundo Matheus". With arrangements by Oberdan "Black River" Magalhães, Zé Rodrix and Chiquinho de Moraes with participation of Azymuth as a support band with a total of 128 musicians involved int he recording.

Rodriguez, Tito "Three Loves Have I: Cha-Cha-Cha/Mambo/Guaguanco" LP (Pure Pleasure) A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tito Rodriguez came to New York City in 1939 to sing with his brother's band. He learned to play a variety of instruments before succeeding as a vocalist with Enric Madriguera, Xavier Cugat, Noro Morales, and José Curbelo. In 1947 he started his first band with René Hernández, Cachao Lopez, and Victor Paz. Several of the great Latin-American singers went on to form their own aggregations, but Rodriguez was the most successful. One reason is the music, which has the hip drive of Tito Puente (whom he copied during the Palladium battles of the "two Titos") and the Palmieri brothers. Eddie Palmieri and company perform on some of his best albums. In fact, he and Puente, "the two Titos" headlining at New York City's famous Palladium, were rivals for the title of Mambo King until Perez Prado took it.

v/a "Turkish Ladies - Female Singers from Turkey 1974 - 1988"LP (Epic Istanbul) First ever compilation of female music from Turkey from 70s and 80s. Sweet melodies and heartbreaking dramas are captured in edgy arrangements and compositions with eccentric synthesizers, mesmerizing arabesque string orchestras, wakawaka funky guitars and narcotizing rhythm sections of darbukas and drum sets. Get surprised by a variety of influences and fusions - from classical Türk Sanat, Argentinian tango, Spanish flamenco, Egyptian classical orchestras, traditional folk songs to worldwide popular disco, psychedelia, funk in unique local setups from late 70s and 80s.

EXOTICA
v/a "Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights" CD/3xLP  (Numero) New Numero comp exploring the Exotica genre. Captured across three albums are 48 (54 on the CD) curious examples of the short-lived genre's reach, each summoning their own sonic visions of Shangri La, bringing their versions of the Pacific, Africa, and the Orient to the hinterlands of America. Technicolor Paradise is where one makes it, after all.

JAZZ
Brotzmann, Peter & Fred Lonberg-Holm "Ouroboros" LP (Monofonus) Recorded by Stefan Deistler at Loft Köln on January 18, 2011.

Coleman, Ornette "The Atlantic Years" LP (Atlantic) Ornette Coleman recorded one of the greatest bodies of work in jazz during a 22-month-long burst of creativity. Between 1959 and 1961, the saxophonist and composer released six studio albums on Atlantic Records that helped usher in the avant-garde, free jazz movement. Also included are three compilations that Atlantic released in the 1970's: The Art Of Improvisers (1970), Twins (1971), and To Whom Who Keeps A Record (1975.) These albums include outtakes from recording sessions for all six of Coleman's studio albums.Those albums, along more than two hours of session outtakes, are featured together in this10-LP boxed set

Connors, Norman "Love From the Sun" LP (Pure Pleasure) This jazz recording is considered as the 'magnum opus' of master "drummer extraordinaire'', composer, arranger, producer, and leader Norman Connor's in a career that has spanned 4 decades. This recording is what many will consider the debut of the legendary vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater who has since gone on to a brilliant career. Connor's put together an all-star group with Herbie Hancock and Onaje Allan Gumbs on piano and Fender Rhodes, Dr. Eddie Henderson on trumpet/flugelhorn, Carlos Garnett on tenor/soprano saxes, Gary Bartz on alto/soprano saxes, Buster Williams on bass, drummer/vocalist Bill Summers and Kenneth Nash on percussion, and effective, crucial cameos by master flautist Hubert Laws. On the song, "Love From the Sun'", Connors added Nathan Rubin on violin and Terry Adams on cello.

Farrah, Shamek "First Impressions" LP (Pure Pleasure) For a label that wasn't around long, Strata East achieved the same sort of label recognition that Impulse! or Blue Note managed to build. This is the spiritually intense new jazz one learns to expect from the label, soaked in some Eastern influences but always with its ear to the street.

Grubbs, David & Taku Unami "Failed Celestial Creatures" LP (Empty Editions) Empty Editions present Failed Celestial Creatures, an unexpected collaboration between composer-guitarist David Grubbs (Gastr Del Sol, The Red Krayola) and Tokyo-based musician Taku Unami. Primarily recorded in Kyoto, the album takes inspiration from the duo's shared musical and literary influences, emerging just as much from their improvisatory explorations as from an eclectic reading list exchanged prior to the recording sessions. RIYL: Loren Connors, Andrew Chalk, Eugene Thacker, Susan Alcorn, Tashi Dorji, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Colin Potter, Oren Ambarchi. 180 gram vinyl; Edition of 500.

Kasai, Kimiko and Herbie Hancock "Butterfly" LP (Be With) First ever official reissue of the positively sublime and very rare Butterfly LP, recorded in Tokyo in 1979 by Japanese songstress Kimiko Kasai and jazz legend Herbie Hancock. Due to its super-rare status as a Japan-only release, this exquisite collection of covers never got the recognition it deserved at the time, despite incredibly inspired performances from Kimiko, Herbie and the supremely talented musicians assembled for the project. From heavenly drummer Alphonse Mouzon and renowned organist Webster Lewis to bassist Paul Jackson, reedman Bennie Maupin and the master percussionist Bill Summers, the legendary performers crafted amazingly good vocal versions of Herbie / Headhunters jazz-funk. Unsurprisingly, it has been heavily in demand for many years. The stunning artwork which adorned the original jacket - complete with OBI strip and sumptuous 4 page folded insert - has been faithfully restored. Simon Francis' sensitive mastering elevates the sound throughout and, as ever, it has been pressed at a reassuringly weighty 180g.

Sun Ra "Astro Black" LP (Modern Harmonic) Back in Stock

Sun Ra "The Cymbals / Symbols Sessions: New York City 1973" 2xLP LP (Modern Harmonic) Back in Stock

Vick, Harold "Don't Look Back" LP (Pure Pleasure) For a label that wasn't around long, Strata East achieved the same sort of label recognition that Impulse! or Blue Note managed to build. In other words, you knew what you were getting when you bought a record on the label, even if you didn't know the names on the outside of the cover. Presented here is a masterfully conceived session by reed player Harold Vick - best known to the world as the funky tenorist from albums by John Patton and Jack McDuff in the 60s, but emerging here as an incredibly sensitive soul jazz player, capable of turning out some incredibly sophisticated and emotional compositions.

COMPOSERS / NEW AGE / LIBRARY MUSIC
Ambienti Coassiali "Vol. 1 - Room 1-6" LP (Incidental Music) Ambienti Coassiali began in the '80s as a parallel project of Capricorni Pneumatici, in Milan and surrounding areas. Ambienti Coassiali's debut release, simply titled Vol. 1, was self-released as an incredibly limited cassette in 1988. The compositions were recorded solely with a Yamaha DX7 and two track Revox A77 tape machine, creating straight-to-tape minimalist ethereal FM synthesis compositions. Both the name of the project and the title of the pieces, numbered 1 to 6 corresponding to as many rooms (stanze), recall the concept of ambient music that underlies Vol. 1 - it is music that gradually reveals itself in its surreal development, and aims especially at the subconscious of those who do not listen carefully.
Budd, Harold "Budd Box" (Black Edition) 6xCD CD (All Saints) 57 tracks across 6 discs plus 68 page softbound book with spine compiling interviews, essays, poems and archival photos. Limited edition of 1,000 copies. Each disc comes in a foil-blocked wallet and the entire contents are housed in a sturdy slipcase with foil-blocked lettering. The Serpent (In Quicksilver) (1981) Abandoned Cities (1984) The White Arcades (1987) By The Dawn's Early Light (1991) Music For Three Pianos (1992) Luxa (1996)

Feldman, Morton "Turfan Fragments" CD (Dog w/a Bone) Originally released in 2001 by the Dog W/A Bone label, this release features the only two chamber orchestra pieces by Morton Feldman: For Samuel Beckett and The Turfan Fragments. Performed by The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble and conducted by Petr Kotik. Includes an 8-page booklet with liner notes from Petr Kotik and an extract from Morton Feldman from Give My Regards To Eighth Street (Exact Change).

Forman, Joanne "Cave Vaults of the Moon" LP (Seance Center) What if we codified all of our activities with music? This idea came to composer Joanne Forman when she was commissioned to create the soundscape for an environmental exhibition of sculpture called Artifacts from an Alien Civilization in 1987. The sculptures, elaborate ruins that had been found on the moon, begged the question: who created them and for what purpose? Forman's playful score for voice, Ensoniq Mirage, Juno 106, flute, guitar and effects, wafted through the exhibit every day for a month and then lay dormant for nearly 30 years. Unearthed here, Cave Vaults of the Moon sounds prescient and timeless, as if the Wicker Man had been scored by Pep Llopis, and we now have the opportunity to reimagine the messages contained within it. Restored and remastered and cut using DMM.

McClellan, Sam "Music of the Five Elements" LP (Seance Center) Music is the healing force of the universe. It's an ancient idea bandied about by Pythagoras and Plato. In the last century, music as medication has been explored by musicians as diverse as Albert Ayler, Spacemen 3 and Pauline Oliveros. Nowhere did this concept gain more traction than in the so-called realm of New Age Music, an entire movement of synth droners and echoey flautists recording home-baked healing mantras on 4-track. In recent years, thanks to cassette collecting devotees and open-minded music journalists, New Age has shed its flowing robes and is being mined for the truly incredible music that swells under its pastel surface. Musician/acupressurist Sam McClellan's 1982 Music of the Five Elements is one of those revelatory discoveries, an unrivalled work of intense research and focus, simultaneously a near perfect work of art and a scientifically sound elixir for body and mind.

Turtle, Michal "Return to Jeka" LP (Music From Memory) Delving further into the archives of British musician Michal Turtle, Return To Jeka brings together eight previously unreleased works recorded between 1983 and 1985. Drawn from a larger archive of works the compilation highlights a fascinating period of material Michal recorded after the release of his only album, Music From The Living Room (1983). Michal Turtle's home recordings draw extensively on the use of percussion and electronics, bringing together elements which were not only in many aspects visionary but also sound like little else.

MINIMAL WAVE
A dvisory Circle, The "Ways of Seeing" LP (Ghost Box) Ghost Box's best loved project, Jon Brooks' The Advisory Circle, unfolds a beautifully affectionate and absorbing hauntological study based around the theme of photography for his nostalgic fellows. Clad in some of the finest Julian House artwork to appear in the label's 14 years so far, this is one instance where you can truly judge the record by its sleeve: It's 24 carat synthy gold.

ELECTRONIC
Cienfuegos "Autogolpe" LP (L.I.E.S.) LIES Debut full-length for Cienfuegos.

Delroy Edwards "Aftershock" 2xLP (LIES L.I.E.S.) In the traditon of classic Chicago beat track records like Jesse Velez's "Super Rhythm Tracks" or Duane Thamm's D-Rail and R-Trax comes Delroy Edwards with a 14 song double lp of stripped down drum track madness. This is straight up Saturday night WBMX mixshow material. Sparse rhythms, fat fm basslines, catchy melodies and even some italo arpeggios are the order here, all 100 percent tailor made for the working DJ.

Ebi "Space Teddy" 12" (Transmigration) The inaugural release from Transmigration, a collection of acid cuts from Susumu Yokota's EBI alias. Originally released by the seminal Space Teddy label in 1994, these tracks still sound fresh today. Fully licensed and remastered by Steffen Müller for maximum enjoyment.

Fret "Silent Neighbour EP" 12" (L.I.E.S.) LIES Mick Harris arrives on L.I.E.S. via his FRET moniker. A man who needs no introduction via his exploits in Napalm Death and Scorn among a slew of other legendary projects, Harris returns after his lp last year, bringing FRET back to life once again. Four tracks of absolutely crushing broken techno; dense blasting and unstoppable chaos that lays waste to all in sight.

Hunee "Hunchin' All Night" 3xLP (Rush Hour) You'd expect a compilation curated by open-minded DJ/producer Hunee to be eclectic in nature, and Hunchin' All Night is just that and more. Marketed simply as "a collection of his favourite dancefloor cuts from the '70s until modern time", the triple-vinyl set is packed with obscure and inspired jams in a variety of styles. Compare, for example, the gentle but tribal rhythms and new age synthesizers of Carlos Maria and Nuno Canavarro's "Blue Terra" with the glistening, mid-80s Balearic jazz-funk brilliance of Stanislas Tohon's "Owhaaou" (as re-edited by Dutch digger Raphael Top-Secret), or even the Clavinet-heavy Highlife brilliance of Pat Thomas's "Yesu San Bra Disco Hi Life". And that's before we get to the acid-flecked techno madness of Villa Abo and Hunee's wonderfully dreamy and dubbed-out pulse of Mappa Mundi's "Trance Fusion".

Lazar, Gabor "Unfold" 2xLP (The Death of Rave) Techno mutant Gábor Lázár morphs two-step and warped electropes with futuristic tension and torsion on Unfold, the Hungarian artist's first solo double LP for The Death Of Rave. The retro-futurism of Mark Fell's Sensate Focus, the advanced playfulness of Errorsmith's Superlative Fatigue (PAN 081LP), or the fluidly knotted syncopation of Jlin, but with a singular mesh of style and pattern.

Person of Interest "Neurogenesis EP" 12" (L.I.E.S.) Person of Interest returns to L.I.E.S. with a sleazy three tracker weaving in and out of the edges of house and techno. Lines are blurred in only the best way as P.O.I. expands on the sounds of his last eps, refining his style with broken beats and darkside tribal leaning driving techno pressure. Top shelf stuff from the Brooklyn producer.

PG Sounds "Sued 20" 12" (Sued) SVN and Philip Gelberg's tracks under the PG Sounds moniker have been among our very favourites out of the ever-impressive SUED catalogue. The imprint, led by Sven (SVN) Reiger himself, has never veered away from their core sound and aesthetics; an analogue approach enwraps a particularly glitchy, improvisational, dubwise sound that has a particular tendency of sounding different upon each new listen.

Pollution Project "s/t" 12" (Activ-Analog)
  
Samaritan Quell "s/t" LP (Monofonus) Austin Texas duo composed of Led Er Est's Sam De La Rosa and Dark Entries artist Bill Converse. The resulting LP, recorded in the depths of the tequila-soaked shipping containers of Monofonus, is a strange collage/manipulation/cut-up work featuring samples, turntable, organ, synthesizer, and drum machine.

SVN / SW. "Sued 19" 12" (Sued) Uplifting, positive Techno vibes in best 1990s Detroit school tradition.

Young Ejecta "Build a Fire" LP (Driftless) Young Ejecta emerges from the studio with a glittery electro single after some early summer sonic exploration with producer Joel Ford (Autre Ne Veut, Oneohtrix Point Never, Ford & Lopatin). "Build A Fire " is storyful electronic pop from both an extravagant dance tradition and a ambient future.

ZZZ "Psychic Agony ov Session" 12" (LIES L.I.E.S.) DJ Nozaki aka ZZZ aka DJ Cornbeef straight outta Tokyo going in for the kill with some Chicago style beat tracks think MDIII meets Phuture or some old school Rockin House cuts and you're on the right path.

EXPERIMENTAL 
7F0 "Moment (selected Works 2012-2017)" LP (Métron) Having previously released a cassette on RVNG International, and a 7'' single on Bokeh Versions in 2017, this is the Osaka-based producer's debut full length vinyl release. The tracks, recorded between 2012 and 2017, have been tweaked, remastered and recorded to vinyl for the first time. The mysterious figure recorded the tracks at home, processing guitar sounds, using a sampler, synthesizer and junk equipment. Following in the footsteps of the ambient giants of his native lands, 7FO's music continues this illustrious heritage whilst offering something fresh, modern and beautifully rendered. He describes his own sound as 'gorgeous sustained tones and dreamlike oscillations that drift through the inorganic/electronic world reverberating through our subconscious creating sonic fables in our minds'.

Elph Vs Coil "Worship the Glitch" (FILE UNDER COIL) CD (Dais) During the studio sessions that developed into what would become "Worship the Glitch", Coil became aware of random compositions emitting from their gear, and were at odds with constant "accidents" that were perpetually plaguing the recordings. The band called these unintentional emissions "ELpH": a conceptual being that is one part physical equipment, one part celestial being... constantly playing the role of trickster, throwing a wrench into Coil's methodology. Eventually, these accidents and mistakes were embraced by the band, and the process of misusing audio software to create intentional "errors" was adopted as a musical technique. The acceptance of the "mistake", and the use of discovered mistakes as intentional elements slowly became the drive and concept behind the album, thus birthing the title "Worship the Glitch."

Ivytree, The "Unburdened Light" LP (Recital) A collection of recordings by San Franciscan musician Glenn Donaldson's project The Ivytree. In the early 2000s Glenn was a founder of the Jewelled Antler Collective, forming such projects as The Blithe Sons, Thuja, and The Skygreen Leopards, among many others. Between 2001 and 2005 Donaldson published a handful of discs under the names The Ivytree and The Birdtree. These boiled down and tanned the patient, outdoor ambiences of the long-form instrumental recordings. Unreleased recordings: 2001-2004. Includes eight-page 9x9" booklet of Glenn's collages. Edition of 300.

Nurse With Wound "Sinister Whimsy for the Wretched" CD (Dirter Promotions) Contains the long out-of-print albums, Sugar Fish Drink (1992) and Large Ladies With Cake In The Oven (1993). Sugar Fish Drink, "Cod Surrealism", is a distinctly wet aberration on paranoid aesthetics occasionally coordinated by John Balance and Steven Stapleton. For Large Ladies With Cake In The Oven, all tracks were previously released in some form or another. Remastered by Andrew Liles.

Toral, Rafael "Sound Mind Sound Body" LP (Drag City) Sound Mind Sound Body was partly inspired by exploring some of the working principles of Brian Eno and Robert Fripp, extrapolated by Rafael via a unique signal path leading out of his guitar. He paid notice to the massive impact of discreet gestures, creating slow-moving tones and spacious orchestral resonances, drifting and droning with glacial majesty, hardly recognizable as guitar much of the time. The first of these pieces were recorded in 1987, and in 1994, they were released on Portugal's AnAnAnA, with material evolved in the years between, producing a remarkable equilibrium over an hour's listening. Further evidence of the necessity for gradual development exists in subsequent reissues: for the 1998 Moikai reissue, "AE 1" was recorded, and for this edition, "AER 7 E" was rerecorded and the material for "AE 2" was recorded for the first time ever-all from original processes as noted, and none of which will cause the listener to notice a change in the otherworldly atmosphere.

Toral, Rafael "Wave Field" LP (Drag City) In 1987, Rafael Toral began making his own compositions and solo recordings. 30 years later, these recordings sound remarkably prescient and perfectly timeless-almost fresher today than when they were first released. Rafael has spent the time since then developing his conceptions, with continued explorations in the many records that have followed. On the 30th anniversary of his start, Drag City is reissuing Sound Mind Sound Body and Wave Field, his first two long out-of-print albums, on vinyl for the first time. Wave Field, released in 1995, was a departure from the first album into new composition methods involving the dirty textures of rock guitar, sounding to the ears of many listeners like a synthesis of disparate elements-a nexus where Alvin Lucier, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine and Eno blend together.

Visible Cloaks "s/t" LP (Musique Plastique) The music of Visible Cloaks has been bubbling under the surface of the already rich situation of experimental electronic song-smiths that exists in Portland, OR. The collision of synthesized and acoustic sounds, and genres usually associated with either - from Eno or Steve Roach's ambience to Javanese Gamelan -, are intertwined so effortlessly and effectively that trying to parse out distinct sources is of foolhardy focus. Just as Haruomi Hosono created the magical space between India and Japan with Cochin Moon, Visible Cloaks are building unique worlds and it's our pleasure to be able to visit them.

SOUNDTRACKS
"Black Panther" by Ludwig Göransson LP - Score to the smash hit film.

"Power Rangers: The OG Soundtrack" LP (iam8bit) You'd be hard-pressed to meet someone who doesn't fondly remember the Power Rangers theme song. This 90's power ballad, composed by Ron Wasserman, is a time capsule of metal and mayhem - a welcome Saturday Morning wakeup. Label iam8bit assembled with SABAN to release this lovingly remastered vinyl, featuring tracks from the first two seasons of the classic series.

"Stephen King's IT" by Richard Bell 3xLP (Waxwork) Deluxe debut vinyl release of Stephen King's IT Original Television Motion Picture Soundtrack. Over a year in the making, Waxwork has worked closely with Warner Bros., author Stephen King, and composer Richard Bellis to deliver a stunning triple LP set featuring the complete soundtrack from the original 1990 TV miniseries.

"Undertale" by Toby Fox LP (iam8bit) Recipient of multiple "Game of the Year" awards and countless 10/10 review scores, Undertale was amongst label iam8bit's most requested vinyl soundtracks. For good reason - as Toby Fox's original score accentuates the odyssey of Undertale beautifully - a nostalgic, chip-riffed plummet down a 16-bit rabbit hole. Allusions to classic RPGs like Earthbound and Final Fantasy are certainly obvious, but the magic of Undertale's music is that in the wake of all its retro references, it deftly crafts a unique, emotional identity all its own.

LOCAL MUSIC
Autumn Fakes "A Sequence of Cheers for Cause and Effect" CD (self-released) New album from the Austin indie band.

Autumn, Skylar "Compass" CD (self-release) Skylar Autumn is a Colorado native and a songbird on the loose. Southern California birthed her music and Austin, Texas provided the backdrop to create Compass. Skylar was raised and influenced by rock & roll, blues, folk and old-time country, and inspired by the ones who paved their own way and set the standards for all to follow.

PRINTED MATTER
Numero Vol. 1 - The Exotica Issue BK (Numero) New print publication from the Numero label. This inaugural issue focuses on the birth of Exotica.

Thrasher July 2018 MAG 

Friday, May 18th

POP/ROCK
Ash "Islands" CD (BMG) New album from the Irish alt rock group.

Barnett, Courtney "Tell Me How You Really Feel" CD/LP/CS (Mom+Pop) The second full-length album from the Australian singer-songwriter. Indie-exclusive LP on red vinyl. Deluxe CD version is casebound w/24-page booklet of photographs & lyrics.

Bay, James "Electric Light" LP (Virgin) Following the success of his multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated debut album, Chaos & The Calm, James Bay releases the highly anticipated album, Electric Light.

Beach Slang (Quiet Slang) "Everything Matters But No One Is Listening" CD/LP (Polyvinyl) New album from James Alex, this time under the name Quiet Slang. As the name implies, Alex is embracing minimalism, smothering the fuzz in favor of a cello, a piano, and his voice.

Big Bite "s/t" LP (Pop Wig) After years long waiting, Big Bite delivers their debut LP. The self titled release sees the band honing in on their raw and relentless sound. Go outside and break your guitar. For fans of rock music and fire signs.

Blue Hawaii "Blooming Summer" LP (Arbutus Records) New album from electronic pop duo.

Bonamassa, Joe "British Blues Explosion Live" CD (J&R Adventures) On British Blues Explosion Live, Joe Bonamassa pays homage to legendary British guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page with his stunning performance of their blues-rock classics.

Breeders "Last Splash" LP (4AD) Back in print!

Breeders "Mountain Battles" LP (4AD) Back in print!

Breeders "Pod" LP (4AD) Back in print!

Breeders "Title TK" LP (4AD) Back in print!

Castle, Jennifer "Angels of Death" CD/LP (Paradise of Bachelors ) 2018 release.

Costa, Matt "Santa Rosa Fangs" CD (Dangerbird) Santa Rosa Fangs is a stirring, stunning, and cinematic look and listen into the sometimes autobiographical, sometimes fictional journey of the venerable California musician Matt Costa through the tangled groves and grapevines of his home state.

Family of the Year "Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Nighttime" CD (WEA) Los Angeles-based indie rock outfit Family of the Year employ a heady mix of Beach Boys-inspired male/female harmonies and have a penchant for cleverly arranged, folk-influenced pop confections in the vein of Mates of State, the Head and the Heart, and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.

Frog Eyes "Violet Psalms" CD/LP (Paper Bag) The eighth and final album from Frog Eyes.

Gomez "Bring It On" 2xLP (Virgin) Limited double 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition released to coincide with the album's 20th Anniversary. The debut album by Gomez. The band introduce their original take on bluesy roots rock. They have a total of three strong vocalists, who can switch from pretty harmonies to gutsy blues outpourings in the blink of an eye.

Greenwood, Jonny "Bodysong." CD/LP (XL) Digitally remastered reissue of the Radiohead guitarist's soundtrack to the film of the same name.

LaMontagne, Ray "Part of the Light" CD/LP (RCA) Limited clear vinyl LP pressing including digital download. 2018 release, the seventh studio album from acclaimed singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne.

Lattimore, Mary "Hundreds of Days" CD/LP (Ghostly International) 2018 release from harpist Mary Lattimore. On gold vinyl.

Macleod, Colin "Bloodlines" CD (BMG) Debut solo album, formerly of The Boy Who Trapped The Sun.

Malkmus, Stephen & The Jicks "Sparkle Hard" CD/LP (Matador) The fact that Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks have thrived, rather than simply endured, over 17 years and delivered six albums of buzzy, sub-cultural significance, constitutes an impressive legacy. The challenge with album number seven is one that any successful band with integrity faces: how to safeguard that legacy and hold on to their identity without rehashing old ground (unthinkable), and also say something meaningful while (crucially) having fun doing it? With Sparkle Hard, Malkmus, Mike Clark (keyboards), Joanna Bolme (bass) and Jake Morris (drums) do exactly that. It's light 'n' breezy, head-down heavy, audacious, melancholic and reflective, goodtime and bodacious, and it pulls off the smartest trick: it's both unmistakeably The Jicks and - due to the streamlining of their trademark tics and turns, plus the introduction of some unexpected flourishes (Auto-Tune! A fiddle! Guest vocalist Kim Gordon! One seven-minute song with an acoustic folk intro!) - The Jicks refashioned. If 2014's Wig Out At Jag Bags balanced the lengthy prog workouts of Pig Lib with Mirror Traffic's sparky pop moments, then Sparkle Hard bears less obvious direct relation to what's come before. It also has turbocharged energy and enthusiasm by the truckload.


Now, Now "Saved" CD (Next Wave) 2018 release.

Parquet Courts "Wide Awake!" CD/LP (Rough Trade) Their fifth record since their formation eight years ago. It's also their most groundbreaking. It's an album about independence and individuality but also about collectivity and communitarianism. Love is at its center. There's also a freshness here, a breaking of new territory that's testament to the group's restless spirit. In part, this may be attributed to the fact that it's produced by Brian Burton, better known as Danger Mouse, but it's also simply a triumph of their songwriter's art.  Deluxe edition LP features a 16-page double art and illustration booklet by A. Savage. 

Peach Kelli Pop "Gentle Leader" LP (Mint) L.A.'s DIY sunshine punk favorites Peach Kelli Pop are back with Gentle Leader, the band's fourth full length album and first in three years. It is a departure for the band's founder, Allie Hanlon, demonstrating growth and a new confidence as a musician and songwriter. Gentle Leader's ten tracks are inspired by a unique range of guitar-driven power pop and feedback laden post-punk from the '80s and '90s.

Redd Kross "Third Eye" LP - Reissue of the major-label debut from Redd Kross, released by Atlantic Records in 1990. The album has not been released on vinyl in the US since its original release in 1990. The album features one of Redd Kross' fan favorites, "Annie's Gone".

Reilly, Ike "Crooked Love" CD (Rock Ridge Music) Since his major label debut, the groundbreaking Salesmen and Racists, Ike Reilly has been making punk/folk/blues influenced rock 'n' roll records that lean heavily on stories of outsiders with keen details and broad strokes that insinuate a crack in the American dream.

Reuben and the Dark "Arms Of A Dream" LP (Arts & Crafts) New album.

Royal Blood "How Did We Get So Dark?" LP (WEA) The new album featuring the hit singles "Lights Out", "I Only Lie When I Love You" and "Hole In Your Heart" on limited edition silver vinyl.

Sweet, Matthew "Tomorrow's Daughter" CD (MRI) The twelfth album by alternative rock musician Matthew Sweet, funded wholly by his fans through the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.

Torrisi, Nedelle "Only For You" CD (Frenchkiss) New album from the indie-soul singer.

Tt "Lovelaws" CD/LP (Love) TT aka Theresa Wayman, Warpaint vocalist & guitarist, releases her debut solo album. A one-woman band playing bass, guitar, synth, and programming drum beats on most tracks, she had some help from Warpaint bandmates Jenny Lee Lindberg & Stella Mozgawa, and co-produced the album with her brother Ivan. LoveLaws reflects Wayman's personal growth and growth as a musician over the past 14 years and exploring ideas that are otherwise difficult in a band setting.

Walker, Ryley "Deafman Glance'" CD/LP (Dead Oceans) New album from folk singer/songwriter.

Wax Chattels "s/t" CD/LP (Captured Tracks) New album from New Zealand post punk group.

RAP & HIP HOP
Guru "Jazzmatazz Vol. V" LP - Debut solo studio album from Guru, one half of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr. Released on May 18, 1993, on Chrysalis Records, this album is one of the first albums to combine a live jazz band, hip hop production and rapping. Live backing is provided by a band that includes Lonnie Liston Smith, Branford Marsalis, Ronny Jordan, Donald Byrd and Roy Ayers. Presented here for the first time as a Deluxe, multi-album set, this unique deluxe edition includes three LPs and a beautiful glossy booklet, featuring photos by Thierry Le Goues. With instrumentals and rare remixes and B-Sides, this is the ultimate way to celebrate a visionary project that changed the music world 25 years ago.

CLASSIC ROCK
Bloomfield, Mike "Super Session" LP (Sundazed) Reissued on vinyl.

McCartney, Paul "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard," LP (Capitol) Reissue, originally released in 2005. 180g gold vinyl.

McCartney, Paul "New" LP (Capitol) Reissue, originally released in 2013. 180g pink vinyl LP.

McCartney, Paul "Thrillington" LP (Capitol) Reissue, originally released in 1977, Thrillington remains one of the most enigmatic entries in the storied McCartney discography. Credited to the pseudonym Percy "Thrills" Thrillington, a fictitious socialite whose activities were chronicled in UK newspaper ads, Thrillington was actually a fully reimagined instrumental lounge/jazz version of Paul and Linda McCartney's RAM. Percy is given a new lease on life with this collector's item available on 180g red/black marbled vinyl LP.

Miller, Steve Band "Brave New World" LP (Capitol) Reissue.

Miller, Steve Band "Children of the Future" LP (Capitol) Reissue.

Miller, Steve Band "Fly Like an Eagle" LP (Capitol) Reissue.

Miller, Steve Band "Number 5" LP (Capitol) Reissue.

Miller, Steve Band "Recall The Beginning...A Journey From Eden" LP (Capitol) Reissue.

Miller, Steve Band "Rock Love" LP (Capitol) Reissue.

Miller, Steve Band "Sailor" LP (Capitol) Reissue.

Miller, Steve Band "The Joker" LP (Capitol) Reissue.

Miller, Steve Band "Your Saving Grace" LP (Capitol) Reissue.

Moby Grape "69" LP (Sundazed) Recorded as a quartet right after Skip Spence had left the band. This album finds them moving right along, and coming up with some of their most classic tunes. Thinking of this album side by side with 'Oar" by Skip Spence is strange.

Pink Floyd "Relics" LP (Legacy) Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Reissue of the 1971 compilation album by Pink Floyd.

Wings "Greatest Hits" LP (Capitol) Originally released in 1978, Wings Greatest , was the first ever compilation of Paul McCartney's post-Beatles hits, featuring four classics that had previously been unavailable on any McCartney album: "Another Day," "Junior's Farm," "Hi, Hi, Hi" and "Mull of Kintyre." The penultimate Wings album release, Wings Greatest was naturally a worldwide hit, and the soundtrack to the 70s for a generation. As part of its 2018 edition reissue, it will be available as a 180 gram blue vinyl LP.

50's ROCK N ROLL / ROCKABILLY / SURF ROCK
"A Sea For Yourself" OST by v/a LP (Modern Harmonics) Legendary Surf/Funk/Psych soundtrack. Created by an incredible aggregation of California Music royalty Rick Henn, Dennis and Daryl Dragon, plus other friends - this soundtrack for Hal Jepsen's 1972 film A Sea For Yourself features an astounding journey of styles from funky, freeform workouts to homegrown, backporch rock to breezy, bossa-tinged instrumentals. A fine blend of surfing and music, the film put together the world's best surfers practicing their art in France, Australia, California, and Hawaii with a powerful original soundtrack. Modern Harmonic proudly presents A Sea For Yourself as a deluxe double-LP set with extensive notes, rare photos, and a DVD of the original feature film

PSYCHEDELIC & PROGRESSIVE ROCK  
107-34-8933 (Nik Pascal Raicevic) "Numbers" LP (Wah Wah) If you check the credits of The Rolling Stones' Goats Head Soup LP from 1973 you'll find a certain "Pascal" listed on the percussion section. That is none other than Los Angeles based artist Nicolas Pascal Raicevik (1933-1994), aka 107-34-8933, aka Head, aka Nik Pascal, aka Nik Raicevic. Besides his hitting the bongoes on the Stones album, Nik was a great artist on his own, both as a painter and as a musician. As a musician, he was a pioneer in the use of synthesizers, preceeding the Berlin school by some years when his Head LP was released on on Buddah in 1970. Buddah probably saw in Head the opportunity to cash in some money from the remains of the psychedelic scene - the three tracks on the LP are named after drugs used in the late sixties. The sounds, however, are accomplished works that show Raicevic as one of the most interesting pioneers in the use of synths. Limited edition of 500 copies.

Agitation Free "Last" LP (Wah Wah) 'Last', the third LP by krautrock legends Agitation Free, was originally released in 1976 on Barclay in France as a posthumous LP that included tracks from '73 and '74. Agitation Free had been formed in 1967 and soon gained the residency as the house band on Berlin's Zodiac Club with their impressive multimedia stage show. The whole LP sounds like a proper studio recording, no intrusive audience noises, and with a perfect mix and outstanding audio quality. Fans of Can, Guru Guru, Faust or Tangerine Dream will enjoy the sound of Agitation Free, where all elements of acid guitar krautrock mix to perfection with experimental sounds, kosmische atmospheres and tape looping.

Battiato, Franco "Clic" LP (Superior Viaduct) On his fourth album, Clic, Franco Battiato moves further out-into realms of pure and elemental approaches to sound-to create a seminal work that flows naturally from one musical form to the next. Every second ripples with orbital chords, kosmische textures and schizophrenic string quartets, yet somehow manages the same dramatic pacing and variety as his avant-rock albums Fetus and Pollution. Originally released in 1974 on Bla Bla, Clic features Battiato on VCS3 synthesizer and piano, along with trusted collaborators Gianni Mocchetti on guitar and Gianfranco D'Adda on percussion. While only "No U Turn" bears the maestro's voice, these seven tracks contain some of his boldest melodies, an underlying thread that runs through the choral arrangements and meditative compositions. Clic's dedication to Karlheinz Stockhausen comes into focus on the final piece, "Ethika Fon Ethica"-a rapidfire journey into Italian shortwave radio, interrupted by fleeting fragments of folk music from around the world (sampled from Henry Cowell's celebrated Folkways compilations from the 1950's). It's the perfect ending to Battiato's beautiful and expansive tour of the cosmos, signaling the uncompromising experimentalism that would dominate much of the composer's mid-1970s oeuvre. Superior Viaduct presents the first-time domestic release of Clic. Reproducing the original gatefold jacket and booklet, this reissue is part of an archival series that chronicles Franco Battiato's masterful body of work from 1971 to 1978.

Poobah "Let Me In" LP (Ripple) Reissue of Poobah's classic 1972 proto-metal epic. Apart from the original release, there is plenty of unheard-of material on this double LP.

Raicevic, Nik Pascal "Beyond the End, Eternity" LP (Wah Wah) Originally released in 1971 under the Nik Raicevik moniker. Nik Raicevic's music is at the intersection of radical psycho-electronic weirdness and kraut kosmische music (in particular the scifi-hypno-minimal modules of Conrad Schnitzler in Grun, Rot and Blau). Limited edition of 500 copies.

Raicevic, Nik Pascal "Magnetic Web" LP (Wah Wah) Magnetic Web was released in 1973. It appeared under the Nik Pascal monicker and showed a clear evolution in sound, favoured by the addition of an Arp 2600 and some rhythm boxes. It also included percussions and cymbals. Limited edition of 500 copies.

Raicevic, Nik Pascal "The Sixth Ear" LP (Wah Wah) 1972 saw the release of The Sixth Ear, this time credited to Nik Pascal. A more complex work than Beyond The End, it adds consistent rhythmic patterns to the mix with the addition of bongoes and also explores some interesting chord progressions. Limited edition of 500 copies.

Raicevic, Nik Pascal "Zero Gravity" LP (Wah Wah) Nik's last album, Zero Gravity came under the Nik Pascal name and had a fantastic side long piece on the title track which reminisces of the works of Cluster. B side features four tracks that also bear some Conrad Schnitzler reminiscences. This was to be Nik's last LP before he would sell all his synths to ex car racer and future electronic/ambient music star Steve Roach. Limited edition of 500 copies.

Zanov "Green Ray" LP (Wah Wah) Under the alias of Zanov we find the works of French electronic pioneer Pierre Salkazanov, who started playing guitar in the 1960s in a Shadows-style band, Les Ambassadors. Instrumental rock was not enough for Salkazanov, he was always looking for evolution, so when a meeting with French synth player Serge Ramses (of "Secret" fame) got him into the world of synthesizers he just dived deep into the bourgeoning world of electronic music. And so Zanov soon caught the attention of Polydor, who released Green Ray in 1976. It is a work made with minimal equipment if compared to other French sythetists, not to mention their German peers, he worked on the EMS VCS3 synth and used a 4-track Teac and a Revox A77 Mk IV reel to reel tape recorders obtaining huge sound results. You can appreciate an influence from the Berlin school, Green Ray walks the same path of what artists like Tangerine Dream and the likes were producing at the time, Zanov had felt under the spell of Ricochet, but his head was boiling with ideas which gave the recordings a very personal, unique touch.

Zanov "In Course of Time" LP (Ondes) Reissue of Zanov's third LP, originally in 1982. Zanov used the same equipment he had used on Moebius 256 301, albeit this time he gave more use to the RMI Harmonic Synthesizer.

Zanov "Moebius 256 301" LP (Wah Wah) By the time of his second LP, Moebius 256 301, issued also on Polydor in 1977, Zanov had already gathered a small collection of gear, including an ARP 2600 and an ARP sequencer, his old VCS3, an RMI Harmonic and a PS 3300. Again under the influence of both first and second generation of Berlin school musicians the LP will appeal to fans of Klaus Schulze or Tangerine Dream.

FOLK
Callinan-Flynn "Freedom's Lament" LP (Wah Wah) A folksy duo from the same generation as bigger British acts like Fairport Convention and Pentangle - and, like the best of those groups, one that has a sound that's much more compelling than you might expect! A few tunes are traditional, but most are original numbers composed either by Mick Flynn or Dave Callinan - both of whom sing here, and work in this unusual blend of rootsy elements that some how manages to come across with a deeper darkness than any sort of traditional presentation. There's often some hand percussion at the back, which gives an earthier vibe to the music - and which is cut across oddly by other elements - like penny whistle, harmonica, flute, and jaw's harp - all used in subtle ways, but with a strangely spooky feel.

Donovan "Mellow Yellow" LP (Sundazed) Reissued on yellow vinyl. 

Donovan "Sunshine Superman" LP (Sundazed) Reissued on gold vinyl.
 
Donovan "The Hurdy Gurdy Man" LP (Sundazed) Reissued on green vinyl.

COUNTRY
Harding, John Wesley "Greatest Other People's Hits" CD (Omnivore) Compilation of songs by artists as varied as Bruce Springsteen, George Harrison, Roky Erickson, Madonna, Pete Seeger, and Serge Gainsbourg, among others. The collection features Harding's renditions of songs by these great composers, as well as performances with The Minus Five, Fastball, Eric Bazilian, The Universal Thump, and Bruce Springsteen.

Harris, Emmylou "The Ballad Of Sally Rose" 2xLP (Rhino) Harris once called this concept album a country opera. Released in 1985, the song cycle is based loosely on her short time with influential singer-songwriter Gram Parsons, who died in 1973. Known more for singing songs written by others, this was Harris' first self-composed album and it remains one of her favorites. Rhino revisits this underrated gem with an Expanded Edition that features a newly remastered version of the original album along with unreleased demos for most songs on the album.

Willis, Kelly "Back Being Blue" LP (Premium) New album from country singer Kelly Willis.

METAL  
At The Gates "To Drink From the Night Itself" 2xCD/LP (Century Media) Standard LP version on red vinyl. Indie-only LP on metallic gold vinyl.  To Drink from the Night Itself is the sixth studio album by Swedish melodic death metal band At the Gates.

Burn the Priest "Legion: XX" CD/LP (Epic) Lamb of God, working under their original name Burn the Priest, present a full-length covers album that reflects on the greatness of classic punk, hardcore, crossover and noise. Featuring tracks originally performed by Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front, Quicksand, Ministry, Bad Brains, Melvins, S.O.D., The Accused, Big Black and Richmond punk band Sliang Laos.

Dissection "Somberlain" LP (The End) First LP reissued. Blackened Swedish death metal at it's finest.

Five Finger Death Punch "And Justice For None" CD (Prospect) New album from the groove-metal band.

Insomnium "One For Sorrow" 2xLP+CD (Century Media) Double 180gm lilac-colored vinyl LP pressing including CD. Housed in gatefold jacket. 2011 release. One for Sorrow was the fifth studio album by Finnish melodic death metal band Insomnium.

Neurosis "Pain of Mind" CD (Neurot) Pain Of Mind marks the inception of one of the weirdest and most powerful bands there ever was as they begin their odyssey through the sonic landscape: thirty-three years, thirteen albums and counting. These gritty punk songs bear little resemblance to what Neurosis would become, but the future was written here, and if you listen closely to these kids-barely out of high school at the time, you can hear their early influences: the guitars and existential anguish of Amebix and Rudimentary Peni, the passionate politics of Crass, the heaviness of Sabbath-and here, too, they lay the foundation for some of their enduring concerns: the pursuit of transcendence, and contemplation on the downward suck of despair.

Pestilence "Consuming Impulse" LP (Hammerheart) Reissue of the death metal classic.

Pestilence "Malleus Malleficarum" LP (Hammerheart) Reissue of the death metal classic.
Unsane "Total Destruction" LP (Matador) Reissue of the classic 1994 sophomore album from the noise rock group.

Warbringer "War Without End" LP+CD (Century Media) Limited vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket, includes CD edition. 2008 album from the thrash metal band.

Wolves in the Throne Room "Live at Roadburn 2008" LP (Roadburn) Live album from the black metal group.

PUNK & HARDCORE
Bad Times "Streets of Iron" LP (In the Red) Late-90s recordings from Jay Reatard, Eric Oblivian, and King Louie Bankston. This edition restores the original tracks from the recording session-Eric's "Wrong Way To Love" and Jay's "Lick On My Leather," eliminating two live tracks. A new track order provides a punchy new way to experience the music as well, and the music has been carelessly remastered from a dub of the original cassette. Behold the final product-this is how the Bad Times was meant to be heard!

Christ On Parade "A Mind is a Terrible Thing" LP (Neurot) Christ On Parade started in 1985, rising from the ashes of local bands Treason and Teenage Warning. Like much of the punk music at the time, they had an intensely political edge and very serious lyrical approach. The "Peace Punk" scene of the early '80s Bay Area-typified by local bands like PLH, Treason, Trial, Crucifix, and Atrocity, and heavily influenced by British anarcho-punk-had a formative influence on many bands in the scene including Christ On Parade.

Hellbent "1983-1984 Demos" LP (Tokyo Fist / Radio Raheem) Emerging from New York City's Lower East Side in an era when loud and fast ruled the scene, Hellbent forged a unique and innovative sound mixing equal parts of ferocious Discharge-inspired hardcore with the pummeling heaviness of metal bands like Venom and Motorhead, all steeped in a heavy dose of macabre lyrics and imagery. The band existed from mid-1983 to mid-1984, and during that brief window they managed to record two sessions at Don Fury's famous Demo Demo Studios, and score opening slots on a handful of high-profile gigs with likes of Discharge, The Exploited, and Samhain's first ever live appearance, as well as many other smaller shows around New York City. After Hellbent's breakyup, guitarist Vic Venom would go on to join Reagan Youth, and eventually form Sacrilege, who later morphed into NYC crust stalwarts Nausea. Drummer Brian Damage also did time with LA punk legends Verbal Abuse, as well as a brief stint with the Misfits, which culminated in their legendary final performance at Detroit's Graystone Hall. This LP collects both long-lost recording sessions in their entirety, complemented by a 12"x36" poster insert with many never-before-seen photos and flyers, as well as detailed liner notes by bassist Jon "Fury" Wiley.

SOUL / FUNK / R&B  
Burke, Solomon "The Best of Atlantic Soul 1962-1965" LP (Run Out Groove) New retrospective of Solomon Burke's critically-acclaimed, recorded material for Atlantic Records from 1962-1965 including the hit song, "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love," featured on the Blues Brothers movie soundtrack. It is the first domestic vinyl collection of his ground breaking Atlantic recordings released since 1966. Each LP is individually numbered and comes pressed on 180g vinyl courtesy of Record Industry. An old school tip-on Stoughton sleeve with brand new artwork and liner notes rounds out the package.

Redding, Otis "Dock Of The Bay Sessions" LP (Atlantic) Archive collection from the soul great. The 12-song Dock Of The Bay Sessions collection was compiled with input from Roger Armstrong of Ace Records and Otis biographer Jonathan Gould and has the Redding family's full endorsement. Although the individual tracks have been previously released across a smattering of posthumous albums and compilations, this marks the first time they have been assembled to resemble what this album could possibly have been.

REGGAE / DUB / SKA
Marley, Ziggy "Rebellion Rises" CD (Tuff Gong) Seventh solo album from Ziggy.
v/a "Skinhead Hits the Town 1968-1969" LP (Kingston Sound) The skinhead sound grew from the music that was coming out of Jamaica around 1968 to 1971 and was adopted by the British youth. Features Derrick Morgan, Lester Sterling, Lloyd Robinson, and more.

WORLD MUSIC
Bombino "Deran" CD/LP (Partisan Records) Bombino is an internationally acclaimed Tuareg guitarist and singer-songwriter from Agadez, Niger. His music frequently addresses Tuareg geopolitical concerns and is sung in the Tuareg language of Tamasheq.

Gregor, Mac "Abidjian" 12" (Hot Casa) A rare and highly-desirable Afro digital soul EP, recorded in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) in 1981. Originally from Martinique, Clemmarise Voltine, aka Mac Gregor, moved to Abidjan in 1979. She sang about her love for her adoptive city until her death in April 2004. A visionary composer, poet, and singer, mixing Creole, French, and Nouchi, she made a brilliant musical bridge between the West Indies and Ivory Coast backed by a soulful group of top Ivorian musicians, such as the great Houon Pierre.

Grotto "At Last..." LP (Odion Livingstone) Reissue of a rare gem from the Nigerian archives, originally released in 1977. Grotto's debut album is a heavyweight trip, drifting from psychedelic workouts to crunching breaks and funkier directions. This first international reissue of At Last... comes with a full interview with Soga Benson and producer Odion Iruoje, along with a selection of rare and previously unseen photos of the band.

Sandiwi, Pierre "Le Troubadour De La Savane - 1978/1982" LP (Born Bad) Nicknamed "the troubadour from the bush", Pierre Sandwidi stands as one of the finest Voltaic artists from the 1970s. His entire released output consists of less than ten 7"s, two LPs, and a bunch of cassettes. LP includes printed undersleeve.

v/a "Heads Records - South African Disco-Dub Edits" 12" (Soundway) Four slices of disco-dub heat focused on the Heads label out of South Africa. William & The Young Five's "You Turn Me On" is a meaty, classic early '80s disco jam. New York's JKriv takes elements of the vocal and dub and reworks them into a condensed dancefloor winner. Sofrito's Frankie Francis gives Adaye's 1980s track "Turn it Up" and the Manyane cut "Thabong" the cut-up treatment, focusing heavily on the spaced-out weirdness of the dub versions. The set ends with "Picnic" by the mostly instrumental studio outfit Starlight.

EXOTICA
Henke, Mel "77 Sunset Strip-per" LP (Modern Harmonics) Reissue from Mel Henke, a 60's advertising innovator behind blending music & strategically placed sound effects. Featuring 12 sexed-up double entendre laced gems from 1962's La Dolce Henke and bonus romp "77 Sunset Strip-per!" From the original 1962 tapes to your space age bachelor pad.

JAZZ
Lacy, Steve, Yuji Takahashi & Takehisa Kosugi "Distant Voices" LP (Aguirre) Reissue of Steve Lacy's rare Japanese collaboration album with Yuji Takahashi and Takehisa Kosugi, originally released in 1976. During the summer of 1975 Lacy toured Japan, and on June 24th he entered a Nippon Columbia studio in Tokyo with Yuji Takahashi and Takehisa Kosugi, two adventurous kindred spirits guaranteed to fire Lacy's creative imagination. Includes four-page insert with liner notes by Julian Cowley.

COMPOSERS / NEW AGE / LIBRARY MUSIC
Dubuffet, Jean "Experiences Musicales De Jean Dubuffet" LP (Cacophonic) Highlighted reissue, originally released in 1961. Originally released as an impossibly rare six record box set containing Dubuffet's first long anticipated forays into sound sculpture and spontaneous artistic noise. This abridged vinyl edition includes specific selections curated by the artist himself. Complete with Dubuffet's signature style artwork this abridged vinyl edition includes specific selections curated by the artist himself, in conjunction with experimental music pioneer Ilhan Mimaroglu.

Zanagoria "Insight Modulation" LP (Wah Wah) Originally released on the Gemelli label in 1972, this ultra rare Italian library gem has remained unearthed practically since its original release, being only known in hardcore collectors circles.

ELECTRONIC
Against All Logic "2012-2017" 2xLP (Other People) Nicolas Jaar shows he is paying attention to the masses by issuing a widely called for vinyl press of his A.A.L. (Against All Logic) album 2012-2017. Much like Kerrier District did to disco, A.A.L. (Against All Logic) borrows heavily from the samples and sounds engrained deep within Jaar's listening habits and evidently a record collection packed to the brim with classic soul, house, and most importantly, funk hooks.

Albert, J. "Envy Turned Curiosity" 12" (Trilogy Tapes) Four tracks from J. Albert, who runs the Exotic Dance Records label with Person Of Interest.

Cecilia "Adoration" LP (Halcyon Veil) The restrained yet ravishing début album by Mélissa Gagné, aka CECILIA, a Rome-based Montreal artist. Dream-like, pop-wise avant garde electronics -- a filigree dramaturgy of trip hop, ersatz film score music, and ambient collage. She was also a guest on two songs on Rabit's Les Fleurs Du Mal album.

Fehlmann, Thomas / Terrence Dixon "We Take It From Here" 2xLP (Tresor) Composed of six titles and exploring a wide range of rhythms and emotions, We Take It From Here is a celebration of resilience, patience, creativity, and devotion.

Gas "Rausch" CD/2xLP (Kompakt) Rausch was created as a single composition. The intention is to listen to the album as a whole from beginning to end. Following a global tour, GAS will continue to perform live throughout 2018 to support Rausch. Double LP version comes with download code.

Head Technician "Profane Architecture" LP (Ecstatic) Pye Corner Audio morphs into Head Technician mode for the project's brooding second sojourn with Ecstatic. Steeply immersive slow acid enigmas by Martin Jenkins, inspired by Brutalist architecture, Detroit house, and UK bleep and bass.

Hood, Robert "Clocks" 12" (M-Plant) Returning victorious to M-Plant after the Floorplan album, Robert Hood brings the heat with this triple-tracker. The original minimal techno master wastes no time with "Clocks". There's a sense of urgency as the track builds, looping into its crescendo with waves of staccato hi-hats.

oOoOO & Islamiq Grrrls "Faminine Mystique" LP (Nihjgt Feeligns) Faminine Mystique is both an allusion to the is an allusion to the Betty Friedan influential book Feminine Mystique (1963) and a reflection of the artists' distaste for "click"-culture and easy consumption. Faminine Mystique's 13 songs are framed by fragments of lost, forgotten, or discredited 20th century artists and genres.
Ross From Friends "Aphelion" 12" (Brainfeeder) British producer Ross From Friends aka Felix Clary Weatherall is the newest signing to Flying Lotus's Brainfeeder family. The 24 year old has a fistful of releases under his belt, the distillation of myriad influences from hip-hop cut 'n' paste culture, 80s Eurobeat, Hi-NRG and Italo into lithe, irresistible, raw dancefloor trax.

v/a "Flowers from the Ashes: Contemporary Italian Electronic Music" 2xLP (Stroboscopic Artifacts) Features Silvia Kastel, Chevel, Alessandro Adriani, Lucy, and more. Double-LP on 180 gram vinyl; comes in deluxe matte-finish gatefold cover; Includes download card.


EXPERIMENTAL 
CYBE "Tropisch Verlangen" LP (Stroom) Repress; Originally released in 2017. Tropisch Verlangen compiles ten handcrafted analog electronic recordings from three cassette tapes previously released by Cybe. A techno-nature synthesis for an East-West confrontation/a musical travel log from a Dutch musician searching for inspiration in the East in the early '80s.

Harper, Twig / Bill Nace "Live at Dreamland" LP (Open Mouth) Twig Harper--electronics, voice. Bill Nace--electric guitar, voice. Edition of 150.

Taj Mahal Travellers "1 - August 1974" LP (Aguirre) Reissue, originally released in 1975. The Japanese experimental music ensemble's second official release features guest percussionist Hirokazu Sato joined long-term group members Ryo Koike, Seiji Nagai, Yukio Tsuchiya, Michihiro Kimura, Tokio Hasegawa, and Takehisa Kosugi. Insert with liner notes by Julian Cowley. Remastered and lacquer cut by Rashad Becker. 180 gram vinyl.

SOUNDTRACKS
"I, Tonya" by v/a - LP (Milan) Soundtrack to the recent film. Features Cliff Richard, Bad Company, Doris Day, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

"The Doctor from India" by Rachael Grimes - CD (Temporary Residence Ltd) An ethereal and meditative soundtrack album from pianist and composer Rachel Grimes (Rachel's, King's Daughters & Sons), The Doctor from India features piano, violin, harp, saxophone, and strings interspersed with ambient sound design.

PRINTED MATTER
"Brion Gysin: His Name Was Master: Texts and Interviews by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Peter Christopherson & Jon Savage" BOOK (Trapart Books) Brion Gysin (1916-86) has been an incredibly influential artist and iconoclast: his development of the "cut-up" technique with William S. Burroughs has inspired generations of writers, artists and musicians. Gysin was also a skilled networker and revered expat: together with his friend Paul Bowles, he more or less constructed the post-beatnik romanticism for life and magic in Morocco, and was also a protagonist in an international gay culture with inspirational reaches in both America and Europe. Not surprisingly, Gysin has become something of a cult figure.One of the artists he inspired is Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, who collaborated with both Gysin and Burroughs in the 1970s, during his work with Throbbing Gristle and COUM Transmissions. The interviews made by P-Orridge have since become part of a New Wave/Industrial mythos. This volume presents them in their entirety alongside three texts on Gysin by P-Orridge, plus an introduction. This book is an exclusive insight into the mind of a man P-Orridge describes as "a kind of Leonardo da Vinci of the last century," and a fantastic complement to existing biographies and monographs.

Maximum Rock n Roll # 421 June 2018 - The unstoppable hardcore bible. This issue features coverage of Rat Damage, Anti You, Crusades... and Austin's own Ben Snakepit.

DVD & BLURAY
Puppet Master  BluRay (Wizard Entertainment)


Friday, May 11th

POP/ROCK
Arctic Monkeys "Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino" CD/LP (Domino) Arctic Monkeys' sixth album.

Beach House "7" CD/LP/CS (Sub Pop) New album from Beach House.

Birth Defects "Everything Is Fine" LP (Ghost Ramp) New full-length from the LA punk band.

Bozulich, Carla "Quieter" LP (Constellation) Quieter is an enchanting collection of previously orphaned and one-off tracks, a couple left over from the bountifully productive Boy sessions, others featuring collaborations with the likes of Marc Ribot, Sarah Lipstate (Noveller), Freddy Ruppert, Shahzad Ismaily and more. The album is the result of Bozulich sifting through unreleased/unfinished material, recovering from tour-inflicted ear-damage, and being drawn to the quieter stuff (relatively speaking) in her abundant archives.

Brian Jonestown Massacre, The "Hold That Thought" 10" (A Recordings) New 10" with two tracks from two different forthcoming BJM albums.

Chadwick, Sarah Mary "Sugar Still Melts In The Rain" CD/LP (Sinderlyn) Chadwicks 4th solo work. It was recorded and mixed by friend, musician and filmmaker Geoffrey O'Connor in Vanity Lair and Phaedra Studios in Melbourne. The album came together so quickly partly as a result of the duo's commitment to efficiency and partly due to Sarah's lack of attachment to the idea of "the perfect vocal take." She knows she isn't a virtuoso; tongue firmly in check, she is quick to reference those limitations mockingly. Yet, it's within those boundaries that she thrives, disinterested in the perfect take in lieu of her best take - unique, somber and raw.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard "Polygon wanaland" LP (Fuzz Club Records) Deluxe version of King Gizzard's 'open-source' album.

Kozelek, Mark "s/t" CD (Caldo Verde) Recorded at Mark Hopkins Hotel, Seal Rock Inn, Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco May 11, 2017 through January 26th, 2018. All music by Mark Kozelek except drums on 'Sublime' by Steve Shelley.

La Luz "Floating Features" CD/LP/CS (Hardly Art) For this, their most ambitious release yet, La Luz consulted landscapes both physical and psychological. Only La Luz could conjure up Floating Features' Leone-on-LSD vibes, and the album finds the L.A. band at the height of their powers.

Las Cobras "Temporal" LP (Fuzz Club) Las Cobras is a two-piece band hailing from Canelones, Uruguay that's comprised of Sofía Aguerre and Leandro Rebellato. Despite being a totally new band, forming in the summer of 2016, this album is certain to pin the duo firmly on the radars for psych-heads across the globe. Still fully immersed in their latin roots their groove-ridden, mystical psychedelia is totally enthralling - a hypnotic journey through warped synths, tropic percussion, lysergic bass-lines, smoky vocals and chiming, fuzzed-out guitars.

Las Rosas "Shadow By Your Side" CD Greenway Records The 2nd album from Brooklyn's Las Rosas. With their sophomore LP, Shadow By Your Side, Las Rosas puts on full display the bands growth as performers & songwriters. Shadow By Your Side brings you into the world of Las Rosas and takes you further into their universe.

Lubelski, Samara "Flickers At The Station" LP (Drawing Room) Lubelski's first solo album of all new material since 2016's "The Gilded Raid". Mastered by Josh Bonati, the 180-gram LP comes in a high-gloss full colored sleeve along with an inner-sleeve and poster.

Night Beats "Fuzz Club Sessions" LP (Fuzz Club) Fuzz Club Sessions gathers some of the best, most exciting names in the international psych/rock and roll scene. Each band has been invited into the studio and asked to play a 30-minute set that could be made up of improv jams, new and old songs, covers and just about anything. Using entirely analogue gear including a Neve console, 2" Ampex tape machine and the whole shebang. The aim: to distill some of the best names in underground music to their absolute fundamentals - just raw, unkempt rock and roll, recorded in one take. The first instalment is the psychedelic garage-rock of Seattle's Night Beats.

Puth, Charlie "Voicenotes" CD (Atlantic) 2018 release, the sophomore studio album from singer/songwriter and producer.

Sea And Cake, The "Any Day" CD/LP (Thrill Jockey) Latest album from the long-running indie pop group.

Spacemen 3 "Playing With Fire" LP (Superior Viaduct) Reissue. Appropriately preceded by the mind-melting crunch of the "Revolution" single, Playing with Fire proved to be the end of Spacemen 3 as a functioning band, but in truly spectacular fashion. Exploring both the depths of serene, agog beauty and sheer tape-shredding chaos, Playing with Fire pushed the extremes of The Perfect Prescription to an even further edge.

Spacemen 3 "Recurring" LP (Superior Viaduct) 1990's Recurring, the fourth and final studio album by Spacemen 3, is often considered the introduction of two brilliant solo projects (Spectrum and Spiritualized) rather than the work of a functioning band. While Spacemen 3's departing statement surely reveals a deep divide within the S3 camp-each side of the LP was written by Sonic Boom and Jason Pierce separately and, unlike previous releases, the two do not play on each other's songs-Recurring maintains a cohesive, dreamy feel with its chief sonic officers backed by fellow travelers Will Carruthers, Mark Refoy and Jon Mattock. Includes download card and new insert with liner notes by Marc Masters.

Waits, Tom "Nighthawks at the Diner" LP (WEA) Recorded in front of a live audience at the Record Plant recording studio in Los Angeles in 1975, Nighthawks at the Diner debuts some of Waits' greatest classics like "Warm Beer, Cold Women" and "Eggs and Sausage" with a crack Jazz ensemble backing him up and some of the greatest stage patter ever committed to record.

Waits, Tom "The Heart of Saturday Night" LP (WEA) Expanding beyond the folk and pop stylings of his first album, Waits' second studio release Heart of Saturday Night established his reputation as a versatile and distinctly American songwriter. Its bluesy jazz arrangements featured bass, drums, sax and Waits on piano. The title track, a melancholy ode to Saturday night rituals, and the tenderly romantic hymn-like San Diego Serenade are enduring classics covered by an array of artists from Diana Krall and Nancy Griffith to folk hero Eric Anderson. The album also features Diamonds on My Windshield, the first of what would become a signature for Waits', the spoken word-poetry song. Waits' delivers these lyrics as pure beat jazz in the stylings of Kerouac, Langston Hughes and Bob Kaufman.

Williamson, Jess "Cosmic Wink" CD/LP (Mexican Summer) On Cosmic Wink, Jess Williamson's third album following the self-published Native State and Heart Song, an artist emerges as another self in love, under California's influence, and a part of an even wider consciousness. Cosmic Wink is a record about how vulnerability can feel something less vulnerable when love - true, deep love - creates a latticework of strength underneath the frame of our humanity.

Winslow, King Luke "Blue Mesa" CD (Bloodshot) Luke Winslow-King's' latest album is an example of craftsmanship at the highest level, radiating a warmth and timeless elegance. Adept at mixing country, blues, R&B, rock 'n' roll, and folk influences intuitively and masterfully, Luke shapes a mood from many sources and shepherds it to a unifying place of acceptance and hope. 'Blue Mesa' is both stately and approachable, manifestly proficient but deeply personal.

RAP & HIP HOP
Eminem "Revival" LP (Aftermath) Vinyl edition of Eminem's 2017 album.

v/a "Black Panther: The Album" 2xLP Kendrick Lamar LP (Interscope) Vinyl edition of the start-studded soundtrack. 

CLASSIC ROCK
Cooder, Ry "The Prodigal Son" CD (Fantasy) His first album in six years. It features a mix of Cooder originals and interpretations of songs by Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Roosevelt Graves, the Stanley Brothers and other traditional recordings.

Garcia, Jerry "Before The Dead" 5xLP BOX (Caroline) features a meticulously researched and curated compilation of recordings the iconic Grateful Dead founder made prior to forming the legendary band. Before The Dead includes never before heard performances, recordings that have never been commercially released and a small selection that have. From intimate live recordings to live studio recordings to field recordings, Before The Dead serves as a historical document in the spirit of renowned releases by Smithsonian Folkways and influential field recordings by Alan Lomax. The 5-LP boxed set is pressed to 180-gram vinyl in a limited edition of 2,500 pieces and includes a special in-depth 32-page book featuring essays by McNally and Miksis, rare photos and memorabilia along with detailed listening notes and commentary on each track by Dr. Neil V. Rosenberg.

Grateful Dead "Cornell 5/8/77" 5xLP BOX (Grateful Dead Production) The most celebrated Grateful Dead show in history available now in a 140 gram, 5-LP vinyl set.

PSYCHEDELIC & PROGRESSIVE ROCK  
Dwarfs of East Agouza, The "Rats Don't Eat Synthesizers" LP (Akuphone) Hailing from the Agouza district of Cairo, Egypt, this brilliant trio consists of Alan Bishop, Maurice Louca, and Sam Shalabi. LP comes in a beautiful hot-foil stamped sleeve; Includes download code. Edition of 1000.

El Polen "Cholo" LP (Buh) First vinyl reissue of El Polen's Cholo, originally released in 1972. The legendary Peruvian band, formed in the late 1960s by brothers Juan Luis and Raul Pereira, was a pioneer of the fusion of Andean music, folk, and psychedelia. Named after a film about soccer player Hugo "Cholo" Sotil, on Cholo rock roots, symphonic, progressive, psychedelic tints emerge from these songs combined with Peruvian folklore.

El Polen "Fuera de la Ciudad" LP (Buh) First vinyl reissue of El Polen's Fuera De La Ciudad, originally released in 1973. The legendary Peruvian band, formed in the late 1960s by brothers Juan Luis and Raul Pereira, was a pioneer of the fusion of Andean music, folk, and psychedelia. Fuera De La Ciudad was recorded with all of the musicians at the same time in two short sessions at El Virrey studios.

BLUES
Johnson, Robert "Love in Vain" LP (Wax Love) A collection of 12 alternate take recordings by Robert Johnson. Beyond the classic sides that were released on 78 rpm at the time, there were numerous unreleased outtakes and alternate recordings that went uncovered for decades after their recording.

Johnson, Robert "Me and the Devil" LP (Wax Love) A collection of some of the finest moments from Robert Johnson. Collected from the only two known recording sessions by the King of Delta Blues, made in Dallas and San Antonio in 1936 and 1937.

FOLK
Louise, Sarah "Deeper Woods" LP ( Thrill Jockey) On Deeper Woods, the verdant forest that surrounds Sarah Louise's North Carolina home can be felt with each note. Louise's poetic depictions of nature both lyrical and musical are animated and reverent. Lauded for her work as an accomplished 12-string solo guitarist, Deeper Woods is the first album to prominently feature her voice. Louise enriches her warm singular vocal sound with a lush variety of instruments as well as layers of harmonies that together create a tapestry of texture. Steeped in Appalachian folk traditions, Louise's influences are much broader with shades of psychedelia and experimentalism, pushing her beyond genre constraints.

COUNTRY
Cobb, Brent "Providence Canyon" CD (Atlantic) 2018 album from the Georgia-based country music singer/songwriter. Cobb's musical style has been described as "blue collar country" with "bluegrass-leaning inclinations."

Hays, Christy "River Swimmer" LP (Nine Mile) New album from the Austin-based singer/songwriter.

Jackson, Alan "Precious Memories Collection" LP (EMI Nashville) Vinyl edition of this 2006 album featuring nothin' but hymns.

Prine, John "The Tree Of Forgiveness" LP (Oh Boy) The highly-anticipated album, The Tree of Forgiveness, is Prine's first collection of new material since 2005's Grammy-winning Fair and Square. Rather than going out on a limb, Prine cultivated the themes that have brought international acclaim since the 1970s. For example, he can take a topic like loneliness and make it funny or heartbreaking.

METAL  
Altar of Perversion "Intra Naos" LP (Ajna Offensive) Herein are 6 songs of profound introspection and honesty, unbridled by norms or trends, adhering to tenents of belief that should resonate with the seeker, the curious, the outsider. Altar of Perversion emerges from the void after twelve years of searching, reflection, shattering the known and invoking the unattainable in the quest for the numinous.

Body, The "I Have Fought Against It, But I Can't Any Longer." CDLP (Thrill Jockey) With each release, the duo of Lee Buford and Chip King continue to defy the constraints of what it means to be a "heavy" band, seamlessly combining composition or production approaches from hip hop, pop, classical, as well as rock and electronica resulting in a rich and utterly singular sound. Equally at home on festival stages, art spaces, or in DIY basements, they transcend musical boundaries. Their ambitious creativity shapes their bleak worldview into propulsive, affecting, and even danceable music often drenched in distortion. On I Have Fought Against It, But I Can't Any Longer The Body challenged themselves again by turning their compositional approach on its head, choosing to build the record on their own samples rather than recording the basic tracks of drums and guitars and processing those. The results carry the listener towards the brink of emotional and musical extremes. I Have Fought Against It... conjures the sublime from an unexpected and incomparable variety of sounds.

Darkthrone "Sardonic Wrath" CD (Peaceville) Initially released in 2004 and was Darkthrone's final album for the Moonfog Productions label. With a suitably raw sound, the album delivers a wholly grim selection of black metal greatness courtesy of Nocturno Culto and Fenriz, with a dose of pure 80s metal influence as ever coursing through their veins.

Ingested  "The Level Above Human" CD (Unique Leader) The band's most exciting, brutal, and interesting material to date. The Level Above Human is a career defining album from these titans of British death metal.

Melvins "Bullhead" LP (Boner) Available again with updated artwork and a new gatefold sleeve! Melvins' follow-up to 1989's Ozma was 1991's groundbreaking Bullhead. The songs are longer, the mood is calmer, yet more menacing.

Signs Of The Swarm "Disfigurement Of Existence" CD (Unique Leader) Pittsburgh death metal squad present their latest full-length.

Skinless "Savagery" CD (Relapse) The US Death Metal veterans return with their pulverizing sixth studio offering. Nine slabs of rotting, aural remains across 37 minutes of titanic slams, untouchable grooves, mauling riffs and blood-thirsty, bestial growls.


PUNK & HARDCORE
Pierce, Jeffrey Lee & Cypress Grove "Anarchic Blues" 2xLP (Bang!) Extended version of vinyl edition of this magnificent recording from Jeffrey Lee Pierce & Cypress Grove, all pure acoustic blues, recorded in Slovenia in 1994 for a radio show. Includes extensive liner notes from Cypress Grove speaking about those days and tour. Gatefold sleeve.

Scientists "Mini Mini Mini/Perpetual Motion" 7" (Bang! Records) Kim Salmon is back with his Scientists -- Boris Sujdovic, Tony Thewlis, and Leanne Cowie (the mid-80s line-up) -- and delivers their first recording in 30 years.

Spazz "Sweatin' to the Oldies" LP (Tankcrimes) Reissue of the powerviolence classic.

GOTH / DARKWAVE  
Boy Harsher "Pain II" 12" (Nude Club) Features a Soft Moon remix on the B-side.

MINIMAL WAVE  
Nexda "Words & Numbers" LP (Mannequin) Coming from Haarlem, Nexda -- consisting of Ivo Schalkx, Karin Hueting, Martienden Nijs -- played music on handmade drums, metal, organ, saxophone, and voice. Word & Numbers features music taken from two 12" EPs, a split 7", and a flexi 7", all released in 1982. Striking compositions, part of, but in some way removed from their contemporary post-punk bands coming out of the Dutch "Ultra" scene of the time.

v/a "Dutch Wave: A History Of Minimal Synth & Wave In The Netherlands" LP (Onderstroom) The first chapter of Onderstroom digging into the history of Dutch minimal synth and wave. Call it minimal wave, synth-pop, or experimental electronics. Onderstroom call it the real Dutch treat. Features The Actor, Störung, S.M. Nurse, Das Ding, and more.

WORLD MUSIC
v/a "Crying Bamboos: Ceremonial Flute Music from New Guinea Madang" 2xLP (Ideologic Organ) Collection of previously unreleased recordings made by Ragnar Johnson in 1979. Sacred flute music played for male initiation in the Madang region of Papua New Guinea. Flute cries with occasional garamut percussion, vocals, and hand drums.

Milito, Osmar "E Deixa O Relogio Andar!" LP (Vinilisssimo) First vinyl reissue of Osmar Milito's debut album, originally released on Som Livre in 1971. Includes his amazing cover of Herbie Hancock's "Cantaloupe Island" plus several classic Brazilian songs by Marcos Valle, Jorge Ben, and Ivan Lins, among others. Features Quarteto Forma on vocals, Luis Eça, Marcos Valle, and Pascoal Meirelles. Fierce samba jazz and bossa all the way through! Presented in facsimile artwork; 180 gram vinyl.

v/a "Ed Motta presents: Too Slow to Disco Brasil" CD/2xLP (How Do You Are?) Too Slow to Disco take a dive into an often-overlooked side of Brazilian music: Brazilian soul, funk and AOR. The compiler of this Too Slow to Disco release, is the young nephew of Brazil's legendary soul icon Tim Maia, the "Colossus of Rio", as he's known: Ed Motta. Motta is a refined practitioner of jazz, funk, soul, AOR, and much else besides, having worked with everyone from Gilles Peterson to Roy Ayers, 4Hero, Seu Jorge, and many others. Too Slow to Disco Brasil features Rita Lee, Carlos Bivar, Zeca Do Trombone, and more. Double LP version includes download code.

Los Supremos "Atiza y Ataja" LP (Vampisoul) Reissue, originally released on Discos Fuentes in 1971. The only album released by Los Supremos, Atiza Y Ataja was the debut recording for Edulfami Molina Díaz, aka Piper Pimienta, who would soon make his mark as Fruko's lead singer and later with The Latin Brothers and his own orchestra. Grounded firmly in the Cuban style of La Sonora Matancera, Los Supremos were also influenced by the NYC salsa dura and bugalú of Willie Colón, while managing to include coastal Colombian tropical music like cumbia and currulao, throwing in some improvised descarga jamming as well. A varied and hard-edged mix -- one of Discos Fuentes' first, and finest, forays into making salsa records. Presented in facsimile artwork; 180 gram vinyl.

JAZZ
Coleman, Ornette "At the Town Hall, December 1962" LP (Wax Love) Reissue, originally released as Town Hall - 1962 in 1965. A true artistic statement of pure free energy, this live date is both totally unhinged and completely in control.

Davis, Miles "Greatest Hits" LP (Legacy) Limited vinyl LP repressing including digital download. Miles Davis' Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Miles Davis released in vinyl in 1969. This collection includes tracks from the albums Seven Steps To Heaven, My Funny Valentine, Someday My Prince Wil Come, In Person Friday Night At The Blackhawk, E.S.P., 'Round About Midnight and Kind Of Blue.


Eriksen, Espen Trio with Andy Sheppard "Perfectly Unhappy" LP (Rune Grammofon) Eight new songs by the pianist, all written with this collaboration in mind. Espen Eriksen Trio was formed in 2007 and released their first album in 2010. Their music relies on highly melodic and lyrical instrumentals and a "less is more" approach and is often credited for its unique voice within today's jazz scene. With a career spanning over four decades, working together with the likes of George Russell and Gil Evans, Andy Sheppard is truly one of Europe's leading saxophonists.

Singer, Hal & Jef Gilson "Soul of Africa" LP (Super-Sonic Jazz) Reissue, originally released in 1974. Considered one of the most important Afro-Parisian jazz records of the '70s, Soul Of Africa sees Texas tenor sax giant Hal Singer team up with French pianist Jef Gilson, and his Afrocentric, big jazz band. Full of rhythmic modal jazz, Soul Of Africa plays off the talents of Singer and Gilson with great panache, all the while supported by the sublime percussive talents of Gilson's finely directed band. Comes in a heavyweight tip-on sleeve.

EXOTICA  
Harris, Dave and the Powerhouse Five "Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals" LP (Sonitron) Reissue, originally released in 1961. Recorded in 1958, Dave Harris's only release as a band leader was a magnificent tribute to Raymond Scott. Harris was a highly considered studio musician and played tenor sax in Scott's legendary Quintette during the late 1930s. A space-age-gem. Edition of 300.

COMPOSERS / NEW AGE / LIBRARY MUSIC
Blais, Jean-Michel "Dans ma main" CD (Arts & Crafts) Jean-Michel Blais is a Canadian pianist whose primarily improvised work recalls composers such as Erik Satie and Maurice Ravel as well as minimalists like Philip Glass. His works are spontaneous and emotional rather than clinical and technically precise, and he often incorporates experimental production techniques into his recordings.

Electronic Modular Orchestra "s/t" 2xLP (Soave) A combination of seemingly distant sounds, old analog synthesizers, a pedal steel that recalls the American folk tradition, and the modular synthesis that leads back to the so-called concrete musical research, was the challenge to face. Freedom of expression, contemporary quotations, improvisation, Stravinsky, Bartok, Reich, psychedelic rock, jazz, all that is musical emotion is taken as a stimulus for this research.

Flores, Miguel "Primitivo" LP (Buh) Member of the classic Peruvian hard rock band PAX in his foray into experimental music. Returning to Lima after an intense tour to Japan in 1980, Miguel Flores was commissioned by choreographer Luciana Proaño to write the score for her new contemporary performance Mitos Y Mujeres. Miguel Flores called Corina Bartra, Arturo De La Cruz, Manuel Miranda, and Aberlardo Oquendo to play the music which brought together folklore and psychedelia, free jazz, electronics, tribal music and ashaninka chants. Originally recorded in 1983, Primitivo is presented here for the first time on vinyl.

Polonio "Bload Stations - Syntax Error" LP (Vinilisssimo) Reissue of the second solo album by Eduardo Polonio, one of the great pioneers of electroacoustic music in Spain. Originally released in 1987, includes ten tracks composed between 1977 and 1985 and recorded at Laboratorio Phonos, Estudiomar, and Laboratorio Alea using the Minimoog, Polymoog, EMS Synthi AKS synthesizers, and the Yamaha CX5MII computer. Sparse, repetitive and hypnotic, the record's minimal melodies make it irresistibly addictive. Presented in facsimile artwork; 180 gram vinyl. A co-release with Geometrik Records.

Ruiz del Pozo, Arturo "Native Compositions" LP (Buh) Native instruments of Andean and Amazonian music used to compose concrete music. Based on sounds that came from native instruments and diverse manipulations, Ruiz Del Pozo creates a collage of sounds of Andean reminiscence, echoes and abstractions. These recordings were named Native Compositions (Composiciones Nativas) and they were released in a cassette tape format in 1984 by the author himself.

ELECTRONIC
Bicep "Opal (Four Tet Remix)" 12" (Ninja Tune) Four Tet has remixed Bicep's 'Opal', taken from the Belfast duo's 2017 debut album, a crowning work (so far) from a decade-long career, distilling the influence of halcyon days club culture into their own unique sound. Likewise, Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) brings a distinctive track record to remixing. His rework of 'Opal' sees subtle rhythmic tweaks and additions: overlays of texture and hinted melodies, giving the track a more tender, contemplative feel. He also extends its running time, drawing out each of its component parts, and giving them space to breathe.

Black Deer "Nowhere Man" LP (No 'Label') New LP from outsider house artist.

Hopkins, Jon "Singularity" CD (Domino) Singularity marks the fifth album from the UK electronic producer and composer and the follow up to 2013's Mercury Prize nominated Immunity. Where Immunity charted the dark alternative reality of an epic night out, Singularity explores the dissonance between dystopian urbanity and the green forest. It is a journey that returns to where it began - from the opening note of foreboding to the final sound of acceptance. Shaped by his experiences with meditation and trance states, the album flows seamlessly from rugged techno to transcendent choral music, from solo acoustic piano to psychedelic ambient.

Loveland, Jasen "My Medicine" 12" (Acid Camp) Acid techno featuring Silent Servant, BMG and Patrick Russell.

Mount Kimbie "Love What Survives Remixes Part 1" 12" (Warp) In a near perfect pairing, Mount Kimbie give over their driving, krautrock heavy Blue Train Lines track for three driving remixes from Nina Kraviz. Over each of the three versions on offer she pulls and twists the very best elements of Kimbie's rolling rhythms to morph them into her standardised high-level techno tool production mode.

Mount Kimbie "Love What Survives Remixes Part 2" 12" (Warp) Marcel Dettmann rolls Four Years And One Day right off the bone for a killer sort of grey area techno pressure leading up to a shoegazing squall, whereas Gerd Janson reframes the same original elements as a tuff acid house groove.

Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois "s/t" LP (Timesig / Planet Mu) First collaborative journey of Canadian musicians Venetian Snares and Daniel Lanois. What started as mutual respect for one another's work, led to several years of a creative germination resulting in this eight-track full-length exploration.

EXPERIMENTAL 
Dedekind Cut "Tahoe" CS (Hospital Productions) Dedekind Cut's second full-length collection Tahoe swells with widescreen grandeur, evoking vistas both inner and outer. Northern California producer Fred Welton Warmsley III's solo work as Dedekind Cut has evolved from fractured industrial design into increasingly subdued and sublime ambient meditations across two years of dedicated activity. Includes cassette-only exclusive bonus track. Art by Micki Pellerano.

Flu "Patsy: A Collection Of Absolute Insanity" LP (Artoffact) Between 1986 and 1989, cEvin Key (Skinny Puppy) and the late Alan Nelson (Hilt) spent countless hours recording out of Nelson's third story apartment as The Flu. The music they produced blended electronics, guitars, live drums, drum machines, live singing by cats, and recordings from tele-personals, all with Al's inimitable lyrics and vocals. At the time, The Flu's recordings had been available only as self-distributed cassettes sold by Alan around Toronto. In the mid 90's, many poor quality bootleg copies of a cassette called "The Flu - Patsy" were being floated around European record shows, but nobody had ever seen or heard anything about an official release and one of the former owners of Osmium said that he couldn't remember if it had actually been dubbed. Now, Artoffact Records is proud to offer a limited edition, double LP reissue of what is the absolute rarest cEvin Key-related album of all time, remastered for vinyl and using audio digitally transferred directly from the original masters.

Hilt "Minoot Bowl Dropped The Ball" LP (Artoffact) Formed by Vancouver rocker Alan Nelson, as well as Skinny Puppy members cEvin Key and Dwayne Goettel, the band signed with Nettwerk in the late 80s for two albums, and Key's Subconscious Communications released the third Hilt album, Minoot Bowl Dropped the Ball, in 2007. All three Hilt albums are now out of print. For the first time, Artoffact Records presents Hilt's third album on beautiful double vinyl.

Youngs, Richard "Endless Futures" LP (Glass Redux) RSD 2018 release. Brand new album from UK musician Richard Youngs, exclusively released for Record Store Day. White-colored 180 gram vinyl. Edition of 500.

DVD & BLURAY
Bloodthirsty Trilogy: The Vampire Doll, Lake of Dracula, Evil of Dracula - BluRay (Arrow Video)

Death Smiles On A Murderer - BluRay (Arrow Video)

Puppet Master II - BluRay (Wizard Entertainment)

Two Thousand Maniacs! - BluRay (Arrow Video)

Friday, May 4th

POP/ROCK  

A Perfect Circle "Eat The Elephant" LP - Back in stock. This is the band's first album release in fourteen years.
Belly "Dove" CD/LP (Belly Touring LLC) Brand new album from the US dream pop group, their first since 1995's "King".
Black Moth Super Rainbow "Panic Blooms" CD/LP (Rad Cult) Panic Blooms, the long overdue sixth album by Black Moth Super Rainbow, is an account of depression and the shadow side of human frailty, full of gorgeous warped melodies that exist as their own genre, somewhere between late 90s Warp Records, dub, and chopped and screwed codeine drip. It's not drug music, it's dragged music, oozing through the muck of the present moment, past mutating the present, demon melodies filtered through the vain search for light.
Blanck Mass "Odd Scene / Shit Luck" 12" (Sacred Bones) Euro RSD 12"
Cut Worms "Hollow Ground" CD/LP (Jagjaguwar) New album from Brooklyn garage rocker.
Eno, Brian "Music for Installations" 6CD/9LP - Collection of new, rare and previously unreleased music, all of which was recorded by Brian Eno for use in his installations covering the period from 1986 until the present and beyond. Over this time, he has emerged as the leading exponent of "generative" music worldwide and is recognized as one of the foremost audio-visual installation artists of his time.
Epic Soundtracks "Good Things" LP+7" (Mapache) Stunning last Epic Soundtracks recordings available on vinyl for the first time. Insert with liner notes by Kevin Junior. Includes a facsimile reproduction of Epic Soundtrack's first 7" single "Popular Classical" with his first three solo recordings and featuring Robert Wyatt on vocals.
Friedberger, Eleanor "Rebound" CD/LP (Frenchkiss) Records New album from ex-Fiery Furnaces member. "Rebound" displays an entirely new sound for Eleanor, exchanging live instrumentation for programmed drums, a Juno synthesizer, and muted guitars, creating a sonic landscape where influences range from Stereolab and Suicide to Lena Platonos and Yellow Magic Orchestra.
Gat, Yonatan "Universalists" CD/LP (Joyful Noise) New album from guitarist, producer and experimental composer based in NYC. A conceptual and crafted snapshot of an artist evolving and experimenting, fusing the physical garage punk and freewheeling improvisational sounds of Gat's past with elements of avant-garde composition, electronic production and the signature sound of his genre-bending guitar.
Goddamn Gallows "Trial" CD (Sailor's Grave) New album from the gypsy-punk group.
Jimmy Eat World "Love Never/Half Heart" 7" (RCA) Indie exclusive "Love Never" b/w "Half Heart" 7-inch vinyl.
Jurado, Damien "The Horizon Just Laughed" CD/LP (Secretly Canadian) Damien Jurado's new opus extends the hot streak ignited by 2012's 'Maraqopa' and its 2014 follow-up 'Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son'. Cut once again with label mate and super producer Richard Swift at his National Freedom recording facility in rural Oregon, 'Visions of Us On The Land' completes the tale of an individual who disappears from society to discover universal truths.
Lake Street Dive "Free Yourself Up" LP (Nonesuch) New album from pop group.
Mano Negra "King of Bongo" LP+CD (Because Music) Reissue, originally released in 1991. Mano Negra is the legendary first band of French singer Manu Chao. King Of Bongo features the tracks "Out Of Time Man", "King Of Bongo", "Madame Oscar", and more. Printed sleeve and printed inner-sleeve; Includes CD.
Mano Negra "Patchanka" LP+CD (Because Music) Reissue, originally released in 1988. Mano Negra is the legendary first band of French singer Manu Chao. Patchanka features the tracks "Mala Vida", "Ronde De Nuit", "Salga La Luna", and more. Printed sleeve and printed inner-sleeve; Includes CD.
Matt & Kim "Almost Everyday" CD/LP (Fader) Their sixth studio album includes guest vocals from the band's friends including Mark Hoppus, Clairo, King Tuff, Flosstradamus, Santigold and more.
Millsap, Parker "Other Arrangements" CD (Okrahoma) New album from the singer-songwriter.
Nocturnal Projections "Complete Studio Recordings" LP (Dais) First ever vinyl reissue collection from storied New Zealand post-punk outfit. "Complete Studio Recordings" comprises the band's three original highly sought-after vinyl releases on one record fully remastered.
Nocturnal Projections "Inmates In Images" LP (Dais) The first ever live and rare vinyl collection from storied New Zealand post-punk outfit. Formed in Stratford, near New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1981, Nocturnal Projections was the explosive project of legendary and prolific brothers Graeme and Peter Jefferies (who would later form This Kind of Punishment before launching their solo careers), who along with friends Brett Jones and Gordon Rutherford, created some of the most energetic and influential avant-garde punk rock to emerge from the country.
Okkervil River "In The Rainbow Rain" CD/LP (ATO) Latest album from from the Austin, TX indie folk group.
Parks, Tess & Anton Newcombe "Right On" 12" (A Recordings) The third offering from Tess Parks and Anton Newcombe, contains four tracks. "Right On" is on the forthcoming Tess and Anton full-length LP, the three other tracks are exclusive to this EP. White vinyl; 180 gram vinyl.
Phair, Liz "Exile In Guyville" CD (Matador) Reissue.
Phair, Liz "Girly-Sound to Guyville: The 25th Anniversary" 3xCD/7xLP (Matador) 25th anniversary box set contains the first official restored audio of all three 1991 Girly-Sound tapes from the original cassettes. It also contains the 1993 Exile In Guyville album remastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge. Also included is a lavish, thick book, which contains an extensive oral history by Jason Cohen, plus essays by Liz Phair and journalist Ann Powers. The vinyl version of the book also contains never before published photos, unseen artwork, and ephemera.
Reef
"Revelation" CD (earMUSIC) Brand new album from the Britpop group, their first since 2000's "Getaway".
Risker, Jessica "I See You Among The Stars" CD/LP (Western Vinyl) A wood-grained, amber-hued world respectfully orbiting influences like Nick Drake, Sibylle Baier, and the softest moments of Broadcast. Paisley fabrics fade beneath an uncovered window, while dust and smoke billow gently through the sunbeams that never fully reach the dark half of the room. I See You Among the Stars achieves what the best music in the genre does: pictures with tangible depth, color, and detail painted with only a few well-chosen pigments.
Shakey Graves "Can't Wake Up" CD/LP/CS (Dualtone) This ambitious, audacious work heralds an artistic metamorphosis for the 30-year-old veteran, whose risk-taking in painting outside the lines has been rewarded tenfold.
Smith, Kaitlyn Aurelia "Abstractions" 12" (Make Noise Records) Electronic Series is an annual offering, and each volume will consist of a musical recording, accompanied by a short episodic comic about two friends - a plant and a human being - having an existential conversation. Each volume will focus on a different theme and context intended to nourish inquisitiveness. The theme of Volume 1 is "abstractions" - based on a collection of works by filmmaker Harry Everett Smith.
Sugar Candy Mountain "Do Right" 12" (People In A Position To Know/Joyful Noise) Their 4th LP. The duo knows how to compose some sweet and sugary 60's-inspired psychedelic sunshine/indie-pop. The first available track "Split In Two" follows in the vein of their previous album "666", and plays around with various synths and studio-trickery on a lovely groove which brings to mind the sounds of Melody's Echo Chamber or Tame Impala's "Lonerism".
Telescopes, The "Splashdown: The Creation Days 1990-1991" 2xLP (Radiation Deluxe Series) RSD 2018 release. A crucial collection from the early shoegaze British band, The Telescopes. Complies all four of their 12" singles on Creation as well as a 1991 John Peel session and other bonus tracks. Deluxe double-LP includes double-sided poster insert. 180 gram vinyl; Limited edition (numbered).
Tenniscoats "Music Exists Disc 4" LP (Alien Transistor) The vinyl-version of Volume 4 of Tenniscoats' masterpiece Music Exists, originally released in 2016. The final piece in this magic quadruple release by the Japanese experimental folk luminaries. Includes double-sided fold-out insert.
Trampled By Turtles "Life Is Good On The Open Road" CD/LP (Banjodad) The welcome return that the group's legions of passionate fans have been waiting for. Led by the songwriting of lead singer Dave Simonett, the new songs touch on key elements from the entire spectrum of Trampled By Turtles body of work, while creating something that sounds fresh and invigorated.
Turner, Frank "Be More Kind" LP (Interscope) New album from the English folk singer.
UT "Live At The Venue Nov. 24, 1981" LP (Out Records) First time on vinyl. Part of the ongoing UT remaster/reissue series. Originally released in 1982 as a cassette only release. Features five tracks recorded in November 1981 at the Venue.
Vive la Void "s/t" CD/LP (Sacred Bones) New solo project of Sanae Yamada, co-founder and keyboard player of Moon Duo. The dense, shape-shifting atmospheres of the seven songs grew out of late-night basement experiments in the layering of synthesizer tracks, a process that also led to meditations on the changeable nature of memory and perception. The result is an undulating blend of ethereal swirl, low end thrumming, and electric crackle, buoyed by Yamada's understated but captivating vocal melodies and her striking lyrics.
v/a "Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop From Europe 1980-1991"  LP (Music From Memory) Drawing material from cult experimental artists alongside one-off independent musical projects rescued from the fringes, 'Uneven Paths' focuses on a selection of tracks that go beyond the confines of mainstream pop music but which also transcend expectations of much of the 'experimental' music of the time. This is music with one foot in the avant-garde and another foot firmly rooted within the sensibilities of Pop; where Jazz musicians detour into Synth-Pop, Punk bands break into Boogie jams, and student doctors jam out on odd melodies with synthesizers and drum machines during their night shifts.

RAP & HIP HOP
Dynospectrum, The "s/t" 20 Year Anniversary Remaster 3xLP (Rhymesayers) The 20th Anniversary edition of this classic hip-hop album. The group's formula was largely centered on the four MCs, Slug of Atmosphere, I Self Devine of The Micranots, Beyond (better known as Musab), and Mr. Gene Poole of Phull Surkle. Each of them had already made a notable impression on the Twin Cities scene, so the idea of them coming together was easy to view as a force to be reckoned with. However, an essential element of The Dynospectrum was its production, as Ant (of Atmosphere) was digging deep into his explorations of painting sound with dark and moody strokes.
Nas "I Am.." LP (Legacy) Reissue of Nas' 1999 album.

CLASSIC ROCK
Santana "Caravanserai" LP (Legacy) Reissue, includes digital download.

PSYCHEDELIC & PROGRESSIVE ROCK  
Heldon "Live in Metz '77" LP (Bam Balam) RSD 2018 release. A selection of live tracks from French band Heldon, led by Richard Pinhas. The three tracks on side A are previously unreleased. Color vinyl; Edition of 1000.
Popol Vuh "Messa Di Orfeo" LP (One Way Static) Messa di Orfeo is Popol Vuh's twentieth and last album, released in 1999 and features music played during the audio-video-light installation as performed in the Labyrinth of Molfetta (Bari-Italy). Healing energy via sound (very reminiscent of the ambient pieces on Fitzcarraldo and Cobra Verde) makes these recordings spine-tinglingly beautiful. Deluxe color vinyl edition exclusively for Record Store Day 2018. Strictly limited to 1000 copies worldwide this release also comes with an insert containing lyrics, liner notes and rare photographic materials.
Sensation "s/t" LP (Folk Evaluation) First ever authorized reissue of this private press collection of lo-fi, folk-rock power-pop from the songwriting duo of Donald S. Fisher and Jeffrey L. Engel. Exact repro, heavy duty tip-on jackets with gold foil de-bossed covers. Bonus 45 rpm 7" containing Sensation's two collaborations with little-known Milwaukee soul singer Tina Smith, plus two never-before-heard outtakes. All audio remastered from the original tapes by Josh Bonati. Edition of 500 copies includes insert with never before seen photos and full digital download.  

DISCO
Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra "Black Sun" 2xLP (Far Out Recordings) Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra returns with Black Sun, their second full-length album of 100% original, unadulterated disco sophistication. Featuring all three original members of pioneering Brazilian jazz-funk trio Azymuth, and arrangements split between Arthur Verocai and Azymuth's late maestro Jose Roberto Bertrami. Double-LP version comes on 180 gram vinyl.

SOUL, FUNK & R&B
Bridges, Leon "Good Thing" CD/LP (Columbia) Long awaited 2nd album. Young soul sensation adopts a more contemporary R&B approach while staying true to his signature style.
Sparks, Melvin "Texas Twister" LP (Tidal Waves Music) Originally released in 1973 on Eastbound Records, super rare and fetching large sums on the collectors market, now finally back available as a limited deluxe vinyl edition (1500 copies) featuring the original art by Neil Terk, known for his work for Muddy Waters, Dire Straits, Funkadelic, Grace Jones etc.
Simone, Nina "Nina At Newport" LP (Wax Love) Reissue of Nina Simone's Nina At Newport, originally released in 1960. Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1960, just after Nina had her first Top 20 hit with "I Loves You, Porgy". A truly marvelous live performance from one of the most original voices in 20th century music.

FOLK
Martyn, Beverley "Where The Good Times Are (the lost 1967 album)" LP (Fly) Unearthed recordings by Beverley Martyn which would have constituted her debut album had they not been scrapped following a dispute between Martyn and her producer.
Simon & Garfunkel "Greatest Hits" LP (Legacy) Reissue, includes digital download.

COUNTRY
Cash, Johnny "Blood, Sweat And Tears" LP (Wax Love) Reissue, originally released in 1963. The Man in Black's 15th long player. Features The Carter Family on backing vocals and longtime guitarist Luther Perkins.

METAL  
Corrosion of Conformity "No Cross No Crown" LP (Nuclear Blast) Limited 140gm splattered colored vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve.
Hell "s/t" LP (Sentient Ruin) New album from Salem, Oregon-based sludge-doom behemoths.
Ihsahn "Amr" CD (Spinefarm) Ihsahn's 7th solo album is his most eclectic and challenging to date. Morphing from mellifluous art rock ambience to vicious extreme metal and covering all points in between.
Kalmah "Palo" LP (Spinefarm) New album from the Finnish melodic death metal group.
Pestilence "Spheres" LP (Hammerheart) Reissue of the Dutch death-metallers' 4th album.
Pestilence "Testimony Of the Ancients" LP (Hammerheart) Reissue of Pestilence's classic third album.

PUNK & HARDCORE
Come Holy Spirit "Asters and Disasters" LP - CHS wields the age-old trifecta of guitar, bass, and drums in unexpected configurations. The six songs (seven including the digital download bonus track) embody a complex aggregate of musical influences, ranging from the angular deconstructivism of early experimental anarcho-punk (think Dog Faced Hermans and Poison Girls) to the tender repetition of far-flung folk music.
Hank Wood & The Hammerheads "s/t" LP (Toxic State) Their third LP, finds the band entering new territory, harnessing the innate grooves that run through their songs and drawing them kicking and screaming into a whole cacophonous symphony. The songs still draw on the original Hammerheads formula - twisting together garage hooks with pummeling hardcore punk - but utilize their years of experience to craft a more deliberately orchestrated madness rather than merely speeding up the tempo. A more dynamic catchiness is at work on this album, interspersing tense moments of softness and sorrow to build up into their most pounding, powerful work yet.
Iceage "Beyondless" CD/LP (Matador) Latest album from the Danish post-punk quartet.
Kina "Irreale Realta" LP+CD (Spittle) Reissue, originally released in 1985. Available for the first time in a remastered edition. The record is a truly classic in the vein of early Hüsker Dü, fusing heartfelt melodies with a fast and furious approach.
Kina "Nessuno Schema Nella Mia Vita" LP+CD (Spittle) Reissue, originally released on tape in 1984. Available here for the first time in a remastered version, these 11 pieces of pure hardcore punk baptized one of the greatest band in the Italian scene. Includes CD.
Nandas "s/t" (2nd) 7" Toxic State 2nd EP from this New York City punk band.
Randy and the Randies "s/t" LP Randy And The Randies were a Portland garage-punk band formed in 1979 by ex-Neoboy Jennifer Lobianco. This album offers two live tracks with Jennifer at the Urban Noize Club in 1980 and then finishes out the side 1 with four tracks from 1981. Side 2 features a soundtrack from 1982 with Leonard McCain and Eric Stotik working with three original members, Randy Moe, Steve Reade and Philip Zimmerman. Side 2 finishes with a short recording of Jennifer from 1980.

GOTH / DARKWAVE  
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry "Talk About The Weather" LP (Radiation Deluxe Series) RSD 2018 release. Radiation Deluxe Series present a reissue of Red Lorry Yellow Lorry's Talk About The Weather, originally released in 1985. The debut album from one of the finest post-punk groups of the mid-80s, founded in 1981 in Leeds by chief member Chris Reed. Includes four bonus tracks. 180 gram vinyl. Limited edition of 500 (hand numbered).
Soft Kill "Savior" CD/LP (Profound Lore) New album from Portland post-punk trio
Tribal Noise "Citta in Fiamme 1983-1987" LP (Spittle) Collection of recording from the Bolognese band Tribal Noise. The group was noted for the lyrics in Italian, their goth and post-punk approach and a series of compositions akin to the mastery of Joy Division, The Cure, or Siouxsie & The Banshees. A great discovery of the earliest Italian underground of the mid-eighties. Includes CD which features five bonus tracks.

MINIMAL WAVE  
KVB "Always Then" 2xLP (Invada) Debut album of The KVB, originally released in 2012 on Clan Destine Records. This anniversary edition features the re-mastered full-length debut album and includes bonus tracks 'Always Then Revisited', 4 brand new reworked and rerecorded songs from the original album.

WORLD MUSIC
Campbell, Ambrose Adekoya "London is the Place for Me 3" 2xLP (Honest Jon's) 2018 repress; 2006 release. Volume Three of London Is The Place focuses on Ambrose Campbell, the acclaimed as the founder of modern Nigerian music. Volume Three draws on the 78s he cut in London over ten years, starting in 1949. Nearly all the tracks assembled here come from recordings made for the Melodisc label and originally released as 10" 78 rpm singles. Features: West African Rhythm Brothers, Nigerian Union Rhythm Group, and more.
J.M. Tim and Foty  "African Funk Experimentals (1977-1979)" LP (Africa Seven) Tim (aka Jean Marie Tiam) and the sadly departed Maurice Foty who died in 2011. The musical cousins hails from Bafoussam in Cameroon. Their signature vocal harmony sound may be the first thing you hear, however they also have produced a host of funkiest African funk around. They sing in their native language Ngomâlah, as well as Duala and English.
Fariz RM "Early Tapes 1977-1982" LP (Hitam Manis) Originally trained in classical piano through his mother and some of Indonesia's legendary classical music virtuosos, Fariz RM made his own historical moment when he became Indonesia's legendary pop icon of the eighties. A stunning compilation of incredible and hard-to-find tracks covering the early years of Fariz, from 1977 to 1982. Features Iis Sugianto and Anita Carolina Mohede. Edition of 500.
Marijata  "Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata" LP Mr Bongo 'Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata' is a seminal Ghanian album that fuses highlife, reggae, folk, funk and soul, from legendary vocalist Pat Thomas. Originally released in 1976 on Gapophone Records.
v/a "Divine Horsemen" LP Soundtrack to the Haitian Voodoo documentary by Maya Deren.

REGGAE / DANCEHALL / DUB / SKA 
Cliff, Jimmy "Harder They Come" LP (Island) Reissue of the classic reggae soundtrack album.
U-Roy "The Originator" LP (Radiation Roots) Reissue, originally released in 1990. Ewart Beckford, aka Daddy U Roy, changed the focus of Jamaican popular music by turning the sound system deejay into a major star whose rhyming toasts were as important as the lyrics for any singer. The Originator gathers some of the greatest tracks U Roy cut for Bunny "Striker" Lee. Voiced at King Tubby's studio over hot hits by Johnny Clarke, Cornell Campbell, Gregory Isaacs, and others.
v/a "Linval Thompson Presents: Dub Landing Vol. 1" LP (Greensleeves) Only authorised reissue of this classic dub album.
v/a "Linval Thompson Presents: Dub Landing Vol. 2" LP (Greensleeves) Volume two of this classic.

JAZZ
Baker, Chet "Chet Baker & Strings" LP (Wax Love) Reissue, originally released in 1954. Features a veritable who's who of West Coast cool jazz including backing from Zoot Sims, Bud Shank, Shelly Manne, as well as arrangements from Jack Montrose and Shorty Rogers. A beautiful and airy collection of some of Baker's most sultry trumpet work.
Coltrane, Alice "Carnegie Hall '71" CD (Hi-Hat) Alice Coltrane, live at Carnegie Hall, New York on February 21st, 1971. Lady Trane joined by legends such as Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, and Jimmy Garrison on stupendous form. Includes the entire WQXR-FM broadcast, digitally remastered and accompanied by background notes and images.
Davis, Miles "Young Man With the Horn, Vol. 1" LP (Doxy) The first volume in a stunning collection documenting the early years of the great Miles Davis. Vol. 1 features Sonny Rollins, Lee Konitz, Art Blakey, and more.
Davis, Miles "Young Man With the Horn, Vol. 2" LP (Doxy) The second volume in a stunning collection documenting the early years of the great Miles Davis. Vol. 2 features Kenny Clarke, Jackie McLean, Oscar Pettiford, and more.
Davis, Miles "Young Man With the Horn, Vol. 3" LP (Doxy) The third and final volume in a stunning collection documenting the early years of the great Miles Davis. Vol. 3 features Horace Silver, Jimmy Heath, Percy Heath, Art Blakey, and more.
Holiday, Billie "At Jazz At The Philharmonic" LP (Wax Love) Reissue, originally released in 1954. Jazz At The Philharmonic was a concert series produced by the legendary Norman Granz all the way from 1944 to 1983. These sides were recorded in 1945 and 1946 with backing from legends like Illinois Jacquet, Lester Young, and Barney Kessel.
Lateef, Yusef "Jazz for the Thinker" LP (Wax Love) Reissue, originally released in 1957. Lateef's groundbreaking debut album as leader is made up entirely of Lateef's own original compositions. Lateef, on tenor sax, is backed by Curtis Fuller on trombone, Hugh Lawson on piano, Ernie Farrow on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums.
Mingus, Charles "Pithecanthropus Erectus" LP (Wax Love) Wax Love present a reissue of Yusef Lateef's Jazz For The Thinker, originally released in 1957. Lateef's groundbreaking debut album as leader is made up entirely of Lateef's own original compositions. Lateef, on tenor sax, is backed by Curtis Fuller on trombone, Hugh Lawson on piano, Ernie Farrow on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums.

EXOTICA  
Mitchum, Robert "Calypso - Is Like So" LP (Cornbread) Reissue, originally released in 1957. An amazing experiment of pure Caribbean calypso reflecting Mitchum's trip to Trinidad in 1957 where he soaked up local music talent like Lord Melody and Mighty Sparrow. Complete with the requisite steel drums, congas, and backing horns, along with a few Elvis-styled rockers. 180 gram vinyl; Includes download code.

COMPOSERS / NEW AGE / LIBRARY MUSIC
Davachi, Sarah "Let Night Come On Bells End the Day" LP+CD (Recital) Recital present the newest record by Canadian composer Sarah Davachi, Let Night Come On Bells End The Day. Recorded mainly with a Mellotron and electronic organ, Davachi was the only performer on this album. Davachi both splays her compositional architecture and re-contextualizes the essence of her early output. Includes three 9"x9"photo-prints by Davachi. Includes CD; First edition of 600.
Deas, Cam "Time Exercises" LP (The Death of Rave) A complex study in amorphous polymetric rhythms by UK artist Cam Deas for The Death of Rave. Cam Deas is a guitar virtuoso who has switched to modular synth and computer productions with incredible results. His first LP since Strings Studies on Alter comprises six staggering studies in polymetric, mercurial, and dissonant tunings. RIYL: Rashad Becker, Roland Kayn, Fis, Coil, Xenakis, Autechre.

ELECTRONIC
Bone, Richard "Brave Tales" Richard Bone LP Medical Records Medical's fourth reissue from the UK's Survival Records (see also the simultaneously released ECT Vol 4 compilation) is Richard Bone's cult classic 1983 LP "Brave Tales". Richard is considered one of the founding members of the New York electronic scene. This is the first time the LP has been reissued on vinyl. The album is a quirky and bombastic synth pop / new wave masterpiece. Containing such hook-filled tracks as "Alien Girl" and "Monster Movie", the LP is a great listen front to back and will dazzle even the most discerning dance floor.
Empire Line, The "Rave" LP (Northern Electronics) Comprised of Posh Isolation's Christian Stadgaard (Damien Dubrovnik, Vanity Productions), Jonas Rönnberg (Varg), and with Isak Hansen (Iron Sight) on tantrums, the trio's marauding live shows have been translated into a slippery set of pummelling techno works, watermarked with florid noise.
Glitch Mob "See Without Eyes" CD (Glass Air) New album from the LA beat-makers.
Jelinek, Jan & Computer Soup "Improvisations And Edits, Tokyo 26.09.2001" LP (Faitiche) First vinyl issue of Improvisations And Edits, Tokyo 26.09.2001, originally released on CD in 2002 on Soup-Disk. Jan Jelinek and the Japanese trio Computer Soup present eight tracks, all recorded in one three-hour session in the trio's living room in Tokyo. The recording session formed the basis for Improvisations And Edits. Over the following months, they separately chose passages from the recording that were then edited and assembled into an album. Computer Soup at the time of this recording consisted of Satoru Hori (trumpet), Osamu Okubo (toys and electronics), and Kei Ikeda (toys and electronics). Includes download code; Edition of 500.
Jelinek, Jan "Zwischen" LP (Faitiche) A short version of the radio play Zwischen (German for "between") devised and produced by Jan Jelinek for German public broadcaster SWR2, Zwischen brings together twelve sound poetry collages using interview answers by public figures. Each collage consists of the brief moments between the spoken words: silences, pauses for breath, and hesitations in which the interviewees utter non-semantic sound particles. Features non-semantic sound particles from John Cage, Yoko Ono, Lady Gaga, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and more. Includes download code; Edition of 500.
Kagami "s/t" LP (Root Strata) Kagami is the duo of Jared Blum (Vision Heat, Gigante Sound) and Maxwell August Croy (En, Root Strata). Their eponymous debut, recorded between 2014 and 2017, evokes summertime ambience, widescreen electronics, anthemic pop instrumentals, and windswept romantic gestures. Perhaps a spiritual successor to the miniatures of Yasuaki Shimizu's Music for Commercials (1987). Includes download code.
Linell, Anthony "A Sense of Order" LP (Northern Electronics) Linell has put his toolkit for summoning euphoria aside here, instead sculpting a glowing, diaphanous fog that swells into pensive melodies and arpeggiated whispers. Graceful for the way in which it makes the bleak hospitable, the charm of coldness invites us toward the empty and the beautiful, and away from the miserable.
Long, Will / DJ Sprinkles "Mint / Clay" 2x12" (Comatonse) Will Long and DJ Sprinkles' second session, Mint / Clay, on Terre Thaemlitz's Comatonse Recordings. Two extended original productions from Will Long, and two accompanying versions from DJ Sprinkles. Will Long, best known as Celer, uses sparing samples of T.R.M. Howard and nods to current Georgia congressional representative John Lewis in his two pieces. DJ Sprinkles goes on to contribute another pair of incredible overdubs, lending Long's minimal elements a richer, fleshlier feel.
Long, Will / DJ Sprinkles "Purple / Blue" 2x12" (Comatonse) 2018 repress; 2016 release. Will Long's deep house debut on Terre Thaemlitz's Comatonse Recordings. Two extended original productions from Will Long, and two accompanying versions from DJ Sprinkles. A stripped-yet-full sound that reacts against overproduction -- made with a simple setup of rhythm composer percussion, polyphonic synth chords, and rack sampler vocals. DJ Sprinkles' overdubbed contributions involve deftly applied daubs of glutinous sub-bass pressure, airy strings, and subtly shimmering FX. Mastered by Terre Thaemlitz, cut by Dubplates & Mastering. Artwork by Tsuji Aiko.
Long, Will / DJ Sprinkles "Yellow / Ivory / Rust" 3x12" (Comatonse) The third and final volume in a series of three, offering the broadest yet most subtle, spine-tingling session of the lot. Three extended original productions from Will Long, and three accompanying versions from DJ Sprinkles. "Deep" is the key word here on many levels, from their poignant use of historical samples by civil rights pioneers Bayard Rustin, Jesse Jackson, and Kathleen Cleaver, to the unfiltered innocence of Will Long's productions and Sprinkles' corresponding, pensile overdubs
Pink Rhythm "Melodies of Love" 12" (Be With) Pink Rhythm were a mid-80s evolution of Rocca's London-based band Freeez, featuring the great Andy Stennett and Peter Maas. Gliding serenely, its epic, melancholic synths appeal to fans of Italo, whilst its stabbing Moog bassline and wall-shaking drums retain an unmistakable boogie / electro-disco feel. Rocca himself delivers a memorably androgynous vocal that only adds to the majesty.
Sterile Hand "s/t" LP (Ecstatic) Hypnotic new EBM techno project from Juan Mendez, aka Silent Servant, featuring vocal contributions from Ori Ofir (Lower Tar). The two L.A.-based artists push each other down tightening alleys of EBM and industrial techno, with Ofir's stark, blunted declamations haunting and highlighting the most fetid corners of Mendez's rolled-steel productions. RIYL: Nitzer Ebb, DAF, Boy Harsher, Phase Fatale. Master and lacquer cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy. Edition of 500.
XOR Gate "Conic Sections" LP (Tresor) XOR Gate is the brainchild of Heinrich Mueller, one half of Drexciya and Dopplereffekt. Conic Sections is composed of eight themes, or shapes, over which waveform and synthesis entirely merge with human emotions. These eight themes are intertwined, forming one long musical string. 

EXPERIMENTAL 
Boli Group "N.P.D.S." LP (Posh Isolation) Boli Group is a new ensemble spearheaded by Copenhagen-based composer and producer Asger Hartvig (Synd Og Skam). Hartvig pirouettes at the edge with the sorrowful string arrangements and the pristine timbre of the piano, the immediacy of the acoustics always binding the listener tightly to the risk. Pastoral and meditative, the electronics don't tamper with the delicate fabric being woven.
Dalt, Lucrecia "Anticlines" LP (RVNG INTL.) Lucrecia Dalt's Anticlines is a volume of poetic theory and sound contemplating the bodies of self above and beneath the earth's surface. On Anticlines, Dalt conjures a sonic space of speculative synthesis and spoken word where South American rhythms rattle contemporary composition recalling Laurie Anderson, Robert Ashley, and Annea Lockwood. LP / CD version comes with lyric booklet documenting Dalt's collaborative work with Regina de Miguel and Henry Andersen alongside a multi-format digital download code.
Space Lady, The "On the Street of Dreams" LP (Mississippi) New recordings from the legendary street performer. Transmitting messages of peace and harmony, The Space Lady began her odyssey on the streets of Boston in the late 70s, then San Francisco ten years later, playing versions of contemporary pop music with an accordion and dressed flamboyantly. Following the theft and destruction of her accordion , The Space Lady invested in a then-new Casio keyboard, complete with a phase shifter and headset mic, birthing an otherworldly new dimension to popular song that has captured the imaginations of the underground and its leading exponents ever since.
Talia, Joe "Tint" LP (Black Truffle) First new solo recording from Australian-born but now Tokyo-based Joe Talia in over a decade. Tint is an album-length electroacoustic suite that brings together Talia's expertise as percussionist, studio engineer, and performer on analog electronic instruments. Drawing inspiration from Jean-Claude Eloy's epic concrète love letter to Tokyo, Gaku-No-Michi (2010), Tint is compositionally controlled yet retains spontaneity. A maelstrom of analog synth zaps and tape manipulated percussion that reflect Talia's engagement with the constantly shifting dynamics of free jazz. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.

SOUNDTRACKS
"Boccaccio '70" by Nino Rota and Armando Trovajoli LP (Doxy) Reissue of Nino Rota and Armando Trovajoli's soundtrack for the 1962 Italian anthology film, Boccaccio '70. Two of Italy's top soundtrack musicians score films by Fellini, De Sica and more. Features vocals by Sophia Loren. Edition of 500.
"Indio Black (Adios Sabata)" by Bruno Nicolai LP (Dagored) Reissue of Bruno Nicolai's soundtrack for the 1970 spaghetti western Adiós , Sabata. First time complete soundtrack on vinyl. Orange vinyl; Edition of 500.
"Night of the Comet" by v/a LP (Pure Destruction) Soundtrack to the sci-fi horror comedy. Includes poster.
"Requiem per un Agente Segreto" by Piero Umiliani LP (Dagored) Reissue of Piero Umiliani's soundtrack for the 1966 film Requiem Per Un Agente Segreto. Composed for the Italian spy thriller starring Stewart Granger and Bond-girl, Daniela Bianchi. First time complete edition on vinyl. Green vinyl; Edition of 300.
"The Lost Continent" by Angelo Lavagnino LP (Doxy) Soundtrack for the 1968 film, The Lost Continent. One of the legendary Italian score master's favorite soundtracks to make, the music created for The Lost Continent took Lavagnino ten days and sees him develop scales using bamboo. Edition of 500.
"Ganja & Hess" by Sam Waymon LP (Strange Disc) First ever release on any format. Strictly limited to 1000 copies worldwide (color vinyl), comes with obi strip. Original soundtrack composed by Nina Simone's brother, Sam Waymon. Comes with insert featuring unseen pictures and liner notes.
"Old Boy (Vengeance Trilogy Part. 2)" by Cho Young-wuk 2xLP (Beatball Music) Two-LP edition that includes all tracks that were composed for the film (with the exception of the Vivaldi piece by Kyung-wha Chung).
"Squadra Antigangster" by Goblin LP (BTF) Soundtrack to the Italian cop film. Features Asha Puthli.
"Sympathy For Lady Vengeance - (Vengeance Trilogy Part. 3)" by Cho Young-wuk LP (Beatball Music) This vinyl edition is the first reissue of this soundtrack. The film's score, composed by Seung-hyun Choi, is heavily baroque-themed, featuring many pieces with harpsichord, baroque guitars, and other instruments.
"Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance - (Vengeance Trilogy Part. 1)" by UhUhBoo Project LP (Beatball Music) The soundtrack was provided by UhUhBoo Project, an experimental unit by Hyun-jin Baek (singer) and Young-gyu Jang (producer / bass) who seek to fuse local traditional music with avant-garde /contemporary rock. This is an astounding soundtrack that includes several experimental tracks that fully embody the unique style of UhUhBoo, as well as some folk songs and contemporary pieces. The soundtrack, which was released at the same time as the film, was sold out almost immediately. This left no more copies in circulation, making it nearly impossible to find in its entirety. This vinyl issue is the first reissue of this soundtrack since its original release in 2002.