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Friday, August 31st

POP/ROCK
Bazan, David "Care" LP (Polyvinyl) 4th full-length studio album from Bazan, aka Pedro the Lion.

Big Red Machine "s/t" CD/LP/CS (Jagjaguwar) New release from this music collective headed by The National's Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. In 2008, Aaron Dessner sent Justin Vernon an instrumental sketch of a song called "Big Red Machine" for Dark Was The Night. This was before they had met in person. Justin wrote a song to it, interpreting the Big Red Machine title as a heart. Ten years of friendship later, there are 10 more songs.

Bloods "Feelings" LP (Share It Music) Since their inception, Bloods have maintained their place as one of the Australia's most endearing bands. Whether it's through their highly infectious, undeniably fun punk-pop-meets-riot-grrrl tunes or their live shows, Bloods have consistently been celebrated by critics and fans alike.

Boogarins "Lá Vem a Morte" LP (OAR) Deluxe pressing of acclaimed release from Brazilian psych masters Boogarins. Originally released as a surprise drop last summer, this dark and hypnotic set carried the group to recent appearances at Coachella, and Rock in Rio.

Depeche Mode "A Broken Frame - 12" Singles Collection" 3x12" (Rhino) This boxed set contains the singles from each Depeche Mode album on audiophile-quality 12" vinyl, with audio remastered from the original tapes and cut at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

Depeche Mode "Speak & Spell - 12" Singles Collection" 3x12"+FLEXI (Rhino) This boxed set contains the singles from each Depeche Mode album on audiophile-quality 12" vinyl, with audio remastered from the original tapes and cut at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

Idles "Joy As An Act Of Resistance" CD/LP (Partisan) Anticipated sophomore album from the UK post-punk group.

Iron & Wine "The Weed Garden" CD (Sub Pop) Iron & Wine follow up their 2018 Grammy-nominated full-length Beast Epic with Weed Garden, a collection of material that began about three years ago. The six-song EP features songs that were part of the writing phase for Beast Epic, but went unfinished. They were part of a larger narrative for principal songwriter Sam Beam, who ran out of time to get them where they needed to be for inclusion on Beast Epic.

Jungle "Heavy California / Cherry" 12" (XL Recordings)

Kooks "Let's Go Sunshine" CD (Lonely Cat / Awal) The Kooks reach to claim their place in the Great British Songbook with 'Let's Go Sunshine'. It's a bold longplayer that distils their timeless sound into its purest form while pushing it forward into a more expansive and mature space. It's as moving, energising and timelessly melodic record and incisive in its portrait of modern British urban life.

Lee, Amos "My New Moon" CD (Dual Tone) Singer/songwriter Amos Lee says his seventh studio album My New Moon is "a dedication...it's an offering - an altar of sorts to those who have shared their sorrows with me." It is a product of profound human experiences; loss, grief, hope, healing, love, sorrow, and rejuvenation.

Lumerians "Call of the Void" CD/LP (Fuzz Club) Lumerians are a prodigious force in the extra-terrestrial realms of modern psychedelia. Since forming in San Francisco back in 2006, Lumerians have drawn from a range of influences, both familiar and esoteric, conjuring up sounds from far into the future. On June 22nd the band will be returning with their third album, Call of the Void, on London-label Fuzz Club after four years under the radar.

Mass Gothic "I've Tortured You Long Enough" CD (Sub Pop) I've Tortured You Long Enough is the tongue-in-cheek title of Mass Gothic's second album. Husband/wife duo Noel Heroux and Jessica Zambri have always dipped in and out of each other's creative spaces, advising on their respective outputs and supporting one another. But, until this record, they had never completely committed to doing an entire album as a duo, sharing an equal load. The result is a record packed with the tension, chaos and beauty of a fluid and cathartic two-way conversation.

Mogwai "'KIN'" CD/LP ( Temporary Residen) The staggeringly prolific force that is Mogwai return less than a year after their standout new album, Every Country's Sun, to provide the soundtrack to the anticipated, acclaimed new scifi major motion picture, KIN. Like their beloved soundtracks to Atomic and Les Revenants, KIN uses the band's original score as the genesis and point of departure for an expanded, fully developed album of new songs. KIN is cinematic maximalism and synth-rock minimalism delivered with the signature introspective grace that has defined and refined Mogwai's decades-long reputation.

Morrissey "This Is Morrissey" CD/LP (Rhino) A collection of studio classics, live tracks and the alternative Mael mix of the ever-popular 'Suedehead', all chosen by the man himself.

School Damage "A to X" LP (Chapter Music) A To X is the second album by Melbourne DIY pop quartet School Damage (no relation to the Canadian band of the same name). The new album focuses their simultaneously sharp and wobbly DIY pop aesthetic, taking in the wooziness of Young Marble Giants, the bite of Devo and the busy melodies of the Television Personalities.

Sivan, Troye "Bloom" CD/LP (Capital) Bloom is a dizzy swirl of '80s synth-pop, crisp modern production, timeless balladry, and joyous dance - whose bold streaks and subtle shades effortlessly bridge arty to accessible. Sivan executed his vision with care. He worked from a sonic moodboard-everyone from Madonna to This Mortal Coil, Phil Collins to Perfume Genius, Drake to Sky Ferreira-and emerged with a sound distinctly his own.

Soundgarden "A-Sides" 2xLP -- On 180g black double-vinyl. This classic compilation spanning the band's 13 year career was originally released in 1997, and features 17 of the band's best known and best loved singles.

Stevens, Sufjan "The Avalanche" 2xLP (Asthmatic Kitty) Limited edition double Hatchback Orange and Avalanche White colored vinyl LP pressing.

Studio Mule "Shinzo No Tobira feat. Miyako Koda" 12" (Studio Mule) Studio Mule's new project with Miyako Koda aka Dip In The Pool. Following a cover version of Ohnuki Taeko's "Carnaval", this is a new version of the Japanese new wave classic "Shinzo No Tibia" by Mariah, with new lyrics in Japanese, written by Koda. The extended version on the A side is full of respect for the original version, while a dark new wave dub version is on the B side; Kuniyuki said the idea for this version came from an Adrian Sherwood remix for Depeche Mode.

Sultana, Tash "Flow State" CD/LP (Mom + Pop) Debut studio album by Australian singer-songwriter Tash Sultana.

Tasjan, Aaron Lee "Silver Tears" CD New West Silver Tears is a collection of songs that offer a glimpse through the eyes of one gifted songwriter and versatile musician. Whether playing guitar in the late incarnation of riotous glam-rock innovators the New York Dolls, the gender-bending, envelope-pushing sleaze n' tease arena rock band Semi Precious Weapons, the Neil Young-signed alt-country act Everest, British roots rock band Alberta Cross, Southern rock stalwarts Drivin' N' Cryin' or even as frontman of the devilishly cleverly-named Heartbreakers meets Replacements rockers Madison Square Gardeners, East Nashville-based musician Aaron Lee Tasjan has always considered himself a songwriter first and foremost, writing his own off-kilter folk-inflected songs since he picked up his first acoustic as a teen guitar prodigy.

Wild Nothing '"Indigo'" CD/LP (Captured Tracks) Although civilization's transition into a cyborg world seems inevitable, there are still those who recognize the beauty and power of a human touch to complement the circumvention. Jack Tatum understands this balance, and through a decade making music as Wild Nothing he has learned to embrace both sides of that dynamic-but perhaps never as distinctly as on Indigo, the fourth Wild Nothing album. On one hand, it is a return to the fresh, transcendent sweep of his debut, 2010's Gemini, and on the other, a culmination of heights reached, paths traveled, and lessons learned while creating the follow-ups, Nocturne and Life of Pause. Indigo finds Tatum at his most efficient, calculated, and confident-resulting in an artful blend of hi-fi humanity and technology that fires on all circuits and synapses.

RAP & HIP-HOP
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin "I Like It" (Explicit) 12" (Alantic) New single from Cardi B.

E-40 "Federal" LP (Get On Down) The development of hip-hop during the 1990s is partially indebted to the styles that were cultivated on the West Coast, more specifically in the state of California. When one thinks of the California hip-hop scene invariably the G-funk of Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, and Los Angeles comes to mind, but to ignore the equally impressive San Francisco bay area scene is a travesty. It was in this environment where Earl Stevens, better known by his stage name E-40, came up in and developed his following. While E-40's break into the mainstream came with In A Major Way, he had recorded on numerous EPs and features, as well as a studio album through his own self-run label Sick Wid It Records. That studio album, 1993's Federal, would also serve as his solo debut, and paint a picture of things to come for the Bay area rapper. Stark and aggressive beats that sampled classic funk and soul staples like Isaac Hayes, Sly & The Family Stone, and The Ohio Players framed E-40's skills perfectly here while solid guest spots come from fellow Californians B-Legit, Kaveo, and Little Bruce.

Madlib & Freddie Gibbs "Thuggin'" 12" (Madlib Invazion) Reissue of this Pinata album single.

Madlib w/ Freddie Gibbs "Deeper" 12" (Madlib Invazion) Reissue of this Pinata album single.

Too $hort "Shorty the Pimp" LP (Get On Down) Taking the title from the incredibly rare 1973 Blaxploitation film, Too $hort does what he does best on Shorty The Pimp: funk beats, boastful braggadocio, a few conscious rhymes and layers of straight up pimp talk.

CLASSIC ROCK
Alice Cooper "Paranormal" CD (EARmusic) 2017 album.

Band "Music From Big Pink" 50th Anniversary 2xLP -- Mastered at 45rpm. Digitally remastered and expanded 50th anniversary edition of one of rock's most celebrated albums. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Band's landmark debut album, Music From Big Pink is released on two LPs featuring a new stereo mix of the album, produced by Bob Clearmountain from the original four-track analog master. This new mix achieves a striking clarity and incorporates some previously unreleased chatter from the studio sessions. For the LP, Chris Bellman cut the vinyl lacquers for the album's new stereo mix at 45rpm at Bernie Grundman Mastering, expanding the album's vinyl footprint from one LP to two.

Byrds, The "Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde" LP (Sundazed) A key transitional touchstone in The Byrds' fabled canon, 1969's Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde was the next stop in the band's pioneering country-rock trajectory and the first album by the post-Gram Parsons lineup. With leader Roger McGuinn at the helm of a stellar new edition of the band featuring guitar god Clarence White, drummer Gene Parsons, and bassist John York, Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde sees The Byrds bridging the gap between the psychedelic flights of the group's mid-60s albums and the down-home, country-based style developed only months earlier with Sweetheart of the Rodeo.

Jethro Tull "50th Anniversary Collection" LP (Rhino) Ian Anderson picked the tracks for the single-CD and 3-CD editions of this anniversary anthology that came out a few months ago.

Nash, Graham"Over The Years..." 2xLP (Atlantic) Highlights songs from the iconic CSN debut album ("Marrakesh Express") and its successor album Déjà Vu, for which Neil Young joined forces with CSN ("Our House" and "Teach Your Children") as well as songs from subsequent CSN albums ("Just A Song Before I Go" and "Wasted On The Way"). In addition, the collection highlights songs that Nash recorded for his 1971 solo debut, Songs For Beginners, including "Military Madness" and "Simple Man," and includes unreleased mixes for two other songs from that album: "Better Days" and "I Used To Be King." The most recent recording on the compilation is "Myself At Last" from Nash's 2016 solo album This Path Tonight.

PSYCH & PROG 
Traden (Trad, Gras och Stenar) "s/t" CD/2xLP (Subliminal Sounds) A brand-new studio album from Träden ("The Trees"), formerly known as Träd, Gräs och Stenar ("Trees Grass and Stones"), in different incarnations, but often just called Träden for short. The new album was recorded at Träden's countryside music workshop and in good old TGS tradition, much of the material emerged by jamming. Träden consists of Hanna Östergren (Hills), Sigge Krantz (Archimedes Badkar), Reine Fiske (Dungen, The Amazing), and originator Jakob Sjöholm. Nisse Törnquist (Amason) also plays on three of the songs. Hypnotic, moss-fragrant psychedelic trance rock.

80s POP/ROCK  
Pet Shop Boys "Behaviour" LP (Rhino / Parlophone ) 2018 remaster. Behaviour is the fourth studio album by English synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys. It was originally released on 22 October 1990.

Pet Shop Boys "Bilingual" LP (Rhino / Parlophone ) 2018 remaster. Released in September 1996, Bilingual was the sixth studio album to be released by Pet Shop Boys.

Pet Shop Boys "Very" 2xLP (Rhino / Parlophone ) 2018 remaster. The 1993 album Very was a #1 record for Pet Shop Boys in the UK, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland, and has to date sold in excess of five million copies worldwide.

METAL
Masters of Reality "s/t" CD (Delicious Vinyl) Now reissued.

Mizmor "This Unabating Wakefulness" 12" (Gilead Media/Thrill Jockey) "This Unabating Wakefulness" is a single 15-minute track that was included on the digital download card of "The Psalter MMXVII" - Five Year Commemorative Mizmor Discography, which is now sold out. This vinyl edition features fantastic original triptych artwork by Blial Cabal, including one segment laser etched into the b-side by Black Matter Mastering.

Moonspell "Wolfheart" 2xLP+CD (Century Media) Limited double colored vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket including bonus CD edition. Wolfheart is the 1995 debut studio album by Portuguese gothic metal band, Moonspell.

Prong "Cleansing" LP (Century Media) Limited 180gm red vinyl LP pressing. Cleansing is the fourth album by heavy metal band Prong.

Thou "Magus" CD/LP (Sacred Bones) While sonically, Magus may be a continuation of Thou's previous album Heathen, thematically it stands as a stark rebuttal, a journey beyond the principles of pleasure and pain. It is more the culmination of these distinct EPs, which all orbit some internal black hole. FFO alienation, absurdity, boredom, futility, decay, the tyranny of history, the vulgarities of change, awareness as agony, reason as disease.

GOTH / DARKWAVE
Temple of Angels "Foiled" CS The latest from local heroes Temple of Angels. 5 track EP with shades of Cocteau Twins, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Chameleons, or KUKL.

MINIMAL WAVE
Grun Wasser "Predator/Prey" LP (Always Lovers) New LP from experimental pop duo.

PUNK & HARDCORE
Germs "Lexicon Devil" 7" (Blank Recording Company) Reissue.

Stimulators "Loud Fast Rules!" 7" (Frontier) Reissue of this NYHC classic.

Suicidal Tendencies "Lights Camera Revolution" LP (Century Media) Reissue of the groups 4th album, originally released in 1990.

SOUL / FUNK / R&B
Axelrod, David "Songs Of Experience" CD/LP (Now) Reissue.

Sunny & the Sunliners "Get Down b/w Cross My Heart" 7" (Big Crown)

COUNTRY
Highwaymen, The "s/t" LP (Sundazed) The Highwaymen -- Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson -- were country music's first bona fide super-group, an epic quartet comprised of the outlaw country genre's pioneering stars. Includes their hit "Highwayman."

v/a "King of the Road: Tribute to Roger Miller" CD -- This 37 track, 2-CD set includes artists from all genres paying tribute to one of the greatest songwriters/performers of all time.

BLUES
Howlin' Wolf "Greatest Songs" CD (Fervent) 16 tracks from one of one of the best known Chicago blues artists.

v/a "Rough Guide To Hokum Blues" LP (World Music Network) Hokum was a style showing a completely different side to the blues that was upbeat, salacious and light hearted. With its use of clever and suggestive innuendo, this risqué style was extremely popular in the late 1920s and early 1930s and its influence has remained part of the blues ever since.

FOLK
Simon, Paul "One Trick Pony" LP (SMG) Paul Simon's fifth solo studio album, originally released in 1980.

Simon, Paul "The Rhythm of the Saints" LP (SMG) The eighth solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon, released on October 16, 1990.

REGGAE / DUB / SKA
Sister Audrey "English Girl" 12" (Ariwa Sounds) Essential UK roots tune, reshaped versions on the flip.

JAZZ & IMPROVISED MUSIC 
McLean, Jackie "5 Original Albums" CD Groundbreaking pianist/composer/arranger and Soul-Jazz/Hard Bop hero Horace Silver is captured on five classic Blue Note albums of the early 1960s, including the famous Doin' The Thing recorded live at New York City's Village Gate by Rudy Van Gelder. All with original front and back covers in a slip case.

Oakland Elementary School Arkestra "The Saga Of Padani" LP (Modern Harmonics) The Oakland Elementary School Arkestra presents the odyssey of 4th, 5th & 6th grade students from novice musicians into an avant garde ensemble. An ensemble that engenders an array of sonic textures which never remain static or stagnant, but flow in a way that it's always surprising, often startling and astonishing. These schoolkids have traveled the spaceways of Modernism, Minimalism, Impressionism, Exotica, film soundtracks and more. They have ingested the lessons of Iconic artists like Sun Ra (Arkestra members Marshall Allen & Tyrone Hill sit in with the youngsters herein), Harry Partch, George Anthiel, Krzysztof Penderecki, John Cage, and Terry Riley, who also joins with the group. Guitarist Fred Frith (Henry Cow/Art Bears et al) and Zorn-collaborator Dave Slusser also played alongside the children. The performances are both uninhibited and unabashed. Culled from a rare 1994 CD, "Big Music, Little Musicians," and a barely released 1997 cassette, "The Thornhill Sound," these tracks make their first vinyl release here.

Sakata / Laswell / Drake / Cosey "Fisherman's.com" LP (Trost) Trost have unearthed another gem from the Japanese jazz maestro Akira Sakata, together with Bill Laswell, Hamid Drake, and Pete Cosey. Fisherman's.com was released originally on CD, Japan-only, by Starlets Records in 2001. First vinyl edition.

WORLD MUSIC
Keila, Kamal "Muslims and Christians" LP (Habibi Funk) Coined the James Brown or Fela Kuti of Sudan, Kamal Keila's Muslims and Christians is the first in a series of releases covering the Sudanese jazz scene on Habibi Funk. Recorded in a pair of sessions in August 1992, the 10-track collection stands as a hearable testament how Kamal Keila stuck to a sound aesthetic from decades ago, while incorporating current events into his lyrics. Some of the songs were already written in the 1970s and have been part of Kamal's sets ever since, with only small changes for some contemporary references in the lyrics and musically sometimes adopting to "new" sounds here and there. Musically you can hear the influence of neighboring Ethiopia much more than on other Sudanese recordings of the time, as well as references to Fela and American funk and soul. His lyrics, at least when he sings in English, which indicates more freedom from censorship, are very political.

Los Siquicos Litoralenos "24/08/79" CS (Sucata) Radio experiments from the masters of rural homegrown psych cumbia/rock.
 
ELECTRONIC
Converse, Bill "Detection / Pinions / Sands / Shuck" 12" 12" (Fit) New techno 12" from Austin's Bill Converse.

Converse, Bill "Hulled" 12" (Dark Entries) New techno 12" from Austin's Bill Converse.

Dear, Matthew "Black City" LP (Ghostly) Reissue of 2010 album.

COMPOSERS / NEW AGE / LIBRARY MUSIC
Nitsch, Hermann "Musik Der 135. Aktion, Kuba" LP (Trost) Captures the controversial performance from Herman Nitsch's Orgien Mysterien Theater ("Orgies Mysteries Theater") as part of the Havana Biennial art exhibition. Recorded in 2012. Performed by 150 musicians and 30 actors, including the University's Symphony Orchestra ISA and the artist himself, celebrating Afro-Cuban rituals and ceremonies.

Takada, Midori & Lafawndah "Le Renard Bleu" LP (!K7) New musical and cinematic collaboration between Lafawndah and composer Midori Takada, and filmmakers Partel Oliva. The music of Renard Bleu originated in Takada's preoccupation with the legend of the fox. After constructing a vivid instrumental composition dramatizing the spirit animal's journeys through waterphone, bells, marimba, and various forms of drums, Lafawndah responds -- in her inimitable mix of fairytale and undertow -- with melodies and lyrics capturing a dialogue between her and the fox himself.
 
EXPERIMENTAL 
Helios "Veriditas" LP (Ghostly International) Keith Kenniff has housed dozens of ambient releases under the name Helios since 2004, alongside post-classical output as Goldmund, shoegaze pop with his wife Hollie as Mint Julep, and commissions for film and television. It is a reliably transportive body of work that's earned Kenniff a cult following, and a genuine modesty that's kept him on the fringes, right where he prefers, in the dark. Veriditas, the sixth Helios full-length, introduces unusual shapes and landscapes to the Helios catalog. Whereas past songs have followed traditional structures - discernable bell curves with beginnings, arcs, and ends - the focus here is texture and harmony.

SOUNDTRAC KS
"Even More Dazed and Confused: Music from the Motion Picture" by v/a LP (Real Gone Music) Even more songs from the film, pressed on purple with pink splatter vinyl inside a jacket featuring production stills from the film. Limited to 1300 copies.


Friday, August 24th

POP/ROCK
Alice in Chains "Rainer Fog" CD/LP (BMG) The new highly anticipated album from Alice In Chains.

Automatisme "Transit" LP (Constellation) Reclusive glitch artist and electronic music producer William Jourdain has been keeping busy since the release of his acclaimed 2016 debut under the moniker Automatisme. Building out his modular synthesis racks and amassing new field recordings, Jourdain has plunged Automatisme deeper into experimentation with Transit, his second full-length for Constellation.

Blood Orange "Negro Swan" CD (Domino) Producer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter and vocalist Devonté Hynes returns with his fourth album as Blood Orange. Raised in England, Hynes started out as a teenage punk in the UK band Test Icicles before releasing two orchestral acoustic pop records as Lightspeed Champion. In 2011, he released Coastal Grooves, the first of three solo albums under the moniker Blood Orange. His last album, Freetown Sound, was released to critical acclaim in 2016, and saw Hynes defined as one of the foremost musical voices of his time, receiving comparisons to the likes of Kendrick Lamar and D'Angelo for his own searing and soothing personal document of life as a black man in America. He has collaborated with Solange Knowles, Skepta, fka twigs, Carly Rae Jepsen, A$AP Rocky, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Blondie, and many other artists, and was recently one of four artists invited to the Kennedy Center to perform alongside Philip Glass.

Buckley, Jeff "Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk" 3xLP (Legacy) Collection of studio tracks and four-track demos recorded by Jeff Buckley in the summer of 1996 and early 1997.

Chromeo "Head Over Heels" 2xLP (Big Beat Records) Deluxe double 180gm vinyl LP pressing including digital download.

Demarco, Mac "2 Demos" LP (Captured Tracks) On green vinyl to celebrate the label's 10th Anniversary.

Demarco, Mac "Salad Days Demos" LP (Captured Tracks) On white vinyl to celebrate the label's 10th Anniversary.

Devil Makes Three, The "Chains Are Broken" CD/LP (New West) The power of words isn't lost on longstanding Americana triumvirate. For as much as they remain rooted in troubadour traditions of wandering folk, Delta blues, whiskey-soaked ragtime, and reckless rock 'n' roll, the band nods to the revolutionary unrest of author James Baldwin, the no-holds barred disillusionment of Ernest Hemingway, and Southern Gothic malaise of Flannery O'Connor. The incorporation of new sounds as well as the experimentation in space finds the Devil Makes Three crafting a new yet still familiar sound. Coupled with a continued focus on in-depth lyricism that tells a story in every song, Chains Are Broken is a liberating, rump-shaking collection of past, present and future.

Devotchka "This Night Falls Forever" CD/LP (Concord) Their most ambitious album yet with more detailed arrangements, more people involved including full orchestras and an overall bigger sound. The band's sixth studio album features 10 tracks written and produced by frontman Nick Urata.

Ethers "s/t" LP (Trouble In Mind) Chicago group with a debut that consists of twelve songs of ragged, soulful rock and roll, and heavy on hooks

Exhalants "st" LP (Super Secret) New album from Austin noise punk group.

Finn, Neil & Liam "Lightsleeper" CD (PIAS America) Recorded mainly in Neil Finn's Auckland studio, Lightsleeper bursts with melody and the trademark euphoric flips that are the Finn family trademarks. When Neil's iconic pop sensibility meets Liam's lo-fi atmospherics, it's produces a feeling of intimacy and awe that makes it easy to wonder why the dynamic father and son duo haven't written together sooner.

Frights, The "Hypochondriac" LP (Epitaph) The third full-length album from San Diego band The Frights, is an album full of addictively catchy songs about fear and frustration. Throughout Hypochondriac, The Frights build a brilliant tension between their shiny hooks and painful lyrics, their goofball spirit and melancholy outlook. In the end, the album unfolds as their most emotionally honest work so far, just as the band intended it to be.

Here Lies Man "You Will Know Nothing" LP - L.A. band comprised of Antibalas members quickly follow their auspicious debut with the even more thoroughly realized album You Will Know Nothing. Its eleven tracks expand upon the band's exploration of heavy riff-based rock and psych within the ancient rhythmic formula of the clave.

Hosono, Haruomi "omni Sight Seeing" CD/LP (Light in the Attic) The unbelievably prolific Haruomi Hosono is one of the major architects of modern Japanese pop music. With his encyclopedic knowledge of music and boundless curiosity for new sounds, Hosono is the auteur of his own idiosyncratic musical world, putting his unmistakable stamp on hundreds of recordings as an artist, session player, songwriter and producer. Born and raised in central Tokyo, his adolescent obsession with American pop culture informed his early forays into country music, which he would revisit later in his career. Hosono made his professional debut in 1969 as a member of Apryl Fool, whose heavy psychedelia was somewhat at odds with his influences, which leaned towards the rootsy sounds of Moby Grape and Buffalo Springfield. The latter was one of the main inspirations for his next group, Happy End, whose unique blend of West Coast sounds with Japanese lyrics proved to be highly influential over the course of three albums. After the band's amicable break up in 1973, Hosono began his solo career with Hosono House, an intimate slice of Japanese Americana recorded inside a rented house with recording gear squeezed into its tiny bedroom. Hosono's solo career would take many twists and turns from this point forward, with forays into exotica, electronic, ambient, and techno, culminating in the massive success of techno pop group Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO), who made their debut in 1978.

Omni Sight Seeing, originally released in 1989 during YMO's initial hiatus, is an exhilarating musical journey around the world as filtered through Hosono's kaleidoscopic lens. This work stands as a manifestation of his concept of "Sight Seeing Music," putting his own tasteful spin on the "world" music encountered during his explorations of global cultures. From Japanese minyo and Algerian rai, to American swing jazz and the self-described, extraterrestrial "Ether music," his eclectic influences coalesce into a sound that is unmistakably Hosono's, and many consider this album to be the perfect summation of his mastery of pop music forms.

Admired by artists ranging from Van Dyke Parks to Mac DeMarco, Hosono continues to forge ahead as he heads into his fifth decade as a musician. With the re-release of his key albums for the first time outside of Japan, his genius will be discovered by a whole new generation of fans around the world.

Hosono, Haruomi "Paraiso" CD/LP (Light in the Attic) Following Tropical Dandy (1975) and Bon Voyage Co. (1976), Paraiso is the concluding saga in his "Tropical Trilogy." The album can be seen as a turning point in Haruomi Hosono's career, having been newly signed to Alfa Records by label head Kunihiko Murai. Hosono expands on the Van Dyke Parks-inspired tropical funk styles explored in the previous albums, and arrives at a captivating fusion sound that's at times equally earthy and exotic. Hinting at the breakthrough sounds he would perfect with Yellow Magic Orchestra, Hosono uses synthesizers to provide otherworldly textures and a spiritual undertone to songs like "Femme Fatale" and the title track. On his Caribbean-style take on the Okinawan folk song "Asatoya Yunta" and the synth/gamelan workout of "Shambhala Signal," Hosono takes traditional melodies and mixes them into his own inimitable stew. Featuring a host of well-known musicians like Taeko Ohnuki, Hiroshi Sato and his future bandmates Yukihiro Takahashi and Ryuichi Sakamoto, Paraiso perfectly encapsulates Hosono's eccentric worldview that has shaped his solo career, right before his techno-pop project would blast him into the stratosphere.

Hosono, Haruomi "Philharmony" CD/LP (Light in the Attic) Following YMO's first wave of success, Hosono took a break from the group and, with help from Alfa Records head Kunihiko Murai, established Yen Records in 1982. The label's inaugural release was Philharmony, a masterwork recorded almost entirely by Hosono himself at his brand new LDK Studio. With unlimited studio time and freedom to explore, Hosono let himself loose with an array of synthesizers and the latest gadgets, from the Prophet 5 to the E-mu Emulator - all listed as "guest performers" in the album credits. Inspired by the possibilities opened up by these music-making tools, Hosono found new ways to approach his songwriting, resulting in a set of songs that showcase his ability to constantly and consistently innovate and create new standards. With ambient synthscapes like "Luminescent/Hotaru" and the abstract sample-based expressionism of "Birthday Party" sitting perfectly in tune alongside pop favorites like "Sports Men" and "L.D.K.", Philharmony is one of the most well-loved of Hosono's albums, and a favorite of the artist himself.

Interpol "Marauder" CD/LP (Matador) New album from the post-punk revivalists.

Jackson, Michael "Bad" LP (Legacy) Picture disc pressing.

Jackson, Michael "Dangerous" LP (Legacy) Picture disc pressing.

Jackson, Michael "History Continues" LP (Legacy) Picture disc pressing.

Jackson, Michael "Invincible" LP (Legacy) Picture disc pressing.

Jackson, Michael "Off the Wall" LP (Legacy) Picture disc pressing.

Joyfultalk "Plurality Trip" LP (Constellation) New album from this experimental/cosmic/jazz duo.

Justice "Woman Worldwide" 2xCD/3xLP - While touring Woman, Justice had to reconfigure the album to be suited to being played live. This process unearthed a different side to the album's tracks, one they have documented in the studio on Woman Worldwide.

Laurel "Dogviolet" LP (Counter Records) Debut album from this UK singer.

Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood "With Animals" CD/LP (PIAS) The record's twelve songs are spectral and sinewy, often defined by the spaces in between the sounds. A ghost's whistle weaves itself around a pulsing single note on Lonesome Infidel; Feast to Famine's hard luck story floats above a guitar part so strung out and washed with distortion it's become barely recognizable. It's soul music for anyone who's long since left the crossroads.

Murder By Death "The Other Shore" CD (Bloodshot) The eighth studio album from Louisville, KY-based indie Americana trailblazers Murder by Death. It's an epic space-western about a ravaged earth, it's fleeing populace, and a relationship in jeopardy. Here, the group explores untapped genres, dynamic and emotional touches, intersecting and introspective storylines, and remote edges of the galaxy.

Nothing "Dance on the Blacktop" CD/LP (Relapse) Nothing's third full-length recording, Dance On The Blacktop, is the next chapter in the band's tumultuous story and like it's predecessors, pulls from all corners of life with a focus on the bleak and despairing. Captured by renowned producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile) at Dreamland Studio in Woodstock, NY, Dance On The Blacktop is a stirring collection of songs accentuating the band's love for all sounds '90s from both sides of the pond; from alternative rock and shoegaze to the realms of pop and post-punk. Across the course of 45 minutes, Nothing weave together nine tales of heightened confusion, anxiety, paranoia, depression and chronic pain juxtaposed against angelic yet apocalyptic, reverberating walls of shimmering sound.

Ohmme "Parts" LP (Joyful Noise) Duo of Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart with their new record on Joyful Noise.

Pedro The Lion "Control" LP (Epitaph) Pedro the Lion's third full-length album Control (2002) heralded another beautiful progression within the band's sound and lyrical vision. A deepening complexity to their songwriting mirrors the complexity of messages and lyrical content. Anchored by trademark rolling, indelible hooks and Dave Bazan's vocals, which swing from sweet indictments to mournful mocking, Pedro the Lion digs deep here to examine the vast disparity between the "haves" and the "have-nots."

Plain White T's "Parrallel Universe" CD (Fearless/Concord) New album from the pop rock group.

Rubblebucket "Sun Machine" CD (Grand Jury) New album from indie dance group.

Steady Holiday "Nobody's Watching" LP (Barsuk)

Sung, Quinton "8-bit Computer" LP (Unfortunate Face) Vinyl edition of this chiptune cover of the entire OK Computer album by Radiohead.

Sungod "Wave Refraction" LP/CS (Holodeck) Austin based psych collective Sungod returns to Holodeck with the transcendent new full length Wave Refraction. Reflecting a wide range of influences, this eclectic array of songs coalesce in harmony as Sungod continues to construct innovative ways to compose their unique brand of instrumental music. Wave Refraction raises the bar as Sungod once again demonstrates their outstanding musicianship and cosmic vision.

Sunny War "With The Sun" LP (ORG Music) Los Angeles-based street singer, guitarist, and roots music revolutionary Sunny War has always been an outsider, always felt the drive to define her place in the world through music and songwriting. As a young black girl growing up in Nashville, she searched for her own roots, looking first to the blues she heard from her mother's boyfriend, and learning from a local guitarist. Her new album is the culmination of years of burning curiosity as an artist, the result of many wandered paths to find some new way to speak her heart.

This Heat "Live 80-81" LP (Modern Classics) Formed in 1976 in Brixton, a multicultural, and - at the time - down-at-heel part of south London, This Heat were born into a music scene in rapid flux, first thanks to the punk explosion and then via new wave and its myriad offshoots into pop, rock and art-rock. But while many sought to apply punk attitude to chart-friendly sounds, This Heat were concocting some of the most experimental ideas ever committed to tape, taking influence from musique concrète, krautrock, the burgeoning industrial scene and even the dub reggae blasting out in their home borough.

In many ways, the nuanced sound worlds created in the studio by This Heat are tailor made for sedentary headphone listening. But pulling off such complicated, genre defying compositions live was surely something to witness. Until now, there was no real official document of the group's live performances. Compiled by Charles Hayward and Charles Bullen from rough cassette tape recordings of European gigs in Tilburg, Nijmegen, Ärhus, Apeldoorn, Vienna and Rheims between April 1980 and June 1981, Live 80-81 is an essential document of This Heat's powerful live performances.

Following Modern Classics Recordings' 2016 reissue campaign to mark the band's 40th anniversary, these new releases Made Available, Repeat / Metal and Live 80 - 81 round out the story. Each release is sanctioned by surviving members Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward and features newly remastered audio sourced from original tapes.

This Heat "Made Available" LP (Modern Classics) Given the difficult, abrasive, and involved nature of their furiously forward-thinking sound, This Heat never found anything approaching mainstream success, but patronage by the influential Radio 1 DJ John Peel meant they reached a national audience - whether that audience was ready for them or not. Made Available collects This Heat's two Peel Sessions, recorded for BBC Radio 1 in April and October of 1977 and features essential songs that would later appear on their debut album, This Heat (1979) and the follow-up, Deceit (1981), as well as electro-acoustic works unique to these sessions. These are the earliest public recordings of the band, showing even in their infancy, masterful use of live tape loops and radical song structure.

This Heat "Repeat / Metal" LP (Modern Classics) Recorded from 1979 - 1980 Repeat / Metal is essentially This Heat's third proper album, although it was released posthumously in 1993. Arguably their most radical work, Repeat / Metal features side-length tape experiments ranging from the dubby drum loops of "Repeat", a 20 minute edit / reworking of their landmark piece "24 Track Loop", to the gamelan-inspired sounds of "Metal", an electro-acoustic work recorded outside of their studio, Cold Storage, and helmed by member Gareth Williams. 

T. Benny & The Buzz Brothers "Gimme a Buzz b/w The Drought" 7" (Wick / Daptone)

Territories "Territories" CD (Pirates Press Records) Debut album from this Canadian group.

Vryll Society, The "Course of the Satellite" LP (Delta Sonic) Debut album from Liverpool psych group.

Waits, Tom "Foreign Affairs" LP (Anti) 1977's Foreign Affairs takes the jazz and poetry that Tom Waits explored on his earlier albums in a more cinematic direction, foreshadowing his own breakthrough work in the 80s. Opening with the instrumental "Cinny's Waltz" and featuring some new standards like "Muriel" and "I Never Talk To Strangers", his dramatic duet with Bette Midler, this album gets into some of Waits' most ambitious storytelling ever. Foreign Affairs also features the jazzy, colorful "Jack and Neil" and the sweeping, dramatic "Potters Field" as well as classic Waits ballads "Burma Shave" and "Sight for Sore Eyes".

White Denim "Performance" CD/LP (City Slang) White Denim's new album Performance collects nine expertly crafted songs that twist and turn, bending genres in the band s unique style. Students of rock music, White Denim has clearly listened to and learned from the best albums ever made from T. Rex to XTC to Little Feat to Jim O Rourke... but they write songs just dumb enough to drink, dance, and fight to. Rock and roll music that aims for the whole body. Recorded in hometown Austin, Texas in their new Radio Milk studio, Performance displays a band of extraordinary musicians at their creative peak.

White, Jack "Ice Station Zebra" 7" (Third Man Records) The third single from Jack White's "Boarding House Reach" album.

Years & Years "Palo Santo" LP (Interscope) New album from London electropop group.

PSYCH & PROG
 
Faust "Faust Tapes" LP (Superior Viaduct) Faust stand among the most influential creative forces to have emerged from Germany in the late '60s and early '70s. Along with Can, Agitation Free, Neu! and others, Faust rejected the Anglo-American norms of rock 'n' roll to start a back-to-basics and uniquely Teutonic revolution in sound-later dubbed by the UK press with the semi-derogatory term "krautrock." Faust would reach near-mythical status through a series of classic albums recorded between 1970 and 1973 at their secluded Wümme studio.

Lapre "Auferstehung: Elektronische Musik aus Berlin 1983/1984" LP (Bureau B) Here's a fine compilation that brings together the most compelling tracks from the second generation Berlin School/Kraut duo, active during the first half of '80s .

ST 37 "s/t" LP (Super Secret)

METAL
Blasphemy "Live Ritual: Friday the 13th" CS (Nuclear War Now) Cassette reissue of this 2000 live recording.

Blasphemy "Victory (Son of the Damned)" CS (Nuclear War Now) Cassette reissue of this Blasphemy rehearsal recording.

Death Will Tremble "Departures" LP (Self Released) One 14 minute opus from Austin post-metal / doom band Death Will Tremble. B-side is the instrumental. Clear vinyl.

Eigenlicht "Self-Annihilating Consciousness" LP (Gilead Media/Thrill Jockey) New album.

Gorgoroth "Pentagram" LP (Soulseller) Classic. Cult. Legendary. Mandatory. Words cannot describe the meaning of Gorgoroth's debut album to the second wave of Norwegian black metal, and the permanent black mark it left behind. Now re-issued via Soulseller Records, presented with the original classic cover art.

Gorgoroth "Under the Sign of Hell" LP (Soulseller) Reissue of their 1997 album.

Innumerable Forms "Punishment In Flesh" CD/LP (Profound Lore) 2018 debut album by this death metal project from Justin DeTore (Sumerlands, Magic Circle, Mind Eraser) features members of Power Trip, Iron Lung, Mammoth Grinder, The Rival Mob, and Genodice Pact. Formed in 2007 by mastermind Justin DeTore (Sumerlands, Magic Circle, Mind Eraser), a veteran of the Boston hardcore/power violence scene, as a solo project to bring forth his vision of death metal influenced by the Finnish style circa 1991, it quickly generated a cult following with their live shows supporting a small amount of releases. Now with this debut, they will harness the true spirit of ancient darkness and fury, seething with sheer brutality and primal rawness with total disregard and contempt for modern-day death metal.

King Diamond "Abigail II" LP (Metal Blade) Reissue of this 2002 album.

King Diamond "House of God" LP (Metal Blade) Reissue of 2000 album.

King Diamond "Voodoo" LP (Metal Blade) Reissue of 1998 album.

Manowar "Fighting the World" LP (Metal Blade) Reissue of 1987 album.

Manowar "Kings of Metal" LP (Metal Blade) Reissue of 1988 album.

Manowar "Triumph of Steel" LP (Metal Blade) Reissue of 1992 album.

Mantar "The Modern Art of Setting Ablaze" CD (Nuclear Blast) Mantar's new album, "The Modern Art of Setting Ablaze", is a short, sharp shock that hones the hungry riffs and breath-taking pace of their previous records. Comprised of 12 different and catchy tracks averaging 3 or 4 minutes long, this is Mantar at their most refined, no bullshit moment.

Sleep "Leagues Beneath" 12" (Third Man Records Leagues Beneath is the first release immediately following Sleep's long-prophesied, critically-acclaimed opus The Sciences. Recorded as a part of a series of songs for Adult Swim, this 12" single is a testament to what has made The Sciences such a success: bottomless tone, spacetime-melting riffs and a unparalleled aural experience from start to finish. Leagues Beneath is a full 17 minute plunge, now available to experience on vinyl.

Snider, Dee "For The Love Of Metal" CD (Napalm Records) Influential hard rock legend, reality TV star, Broadway alumni, horror movie director, radio host - Dee Snider, the face and voice of the legendary Twisted Sister, has a career many would kill for. And yet the singer`s thirst is far from being quenched - his thirst for METAL! Dee Snider has inked a deal with Napalm Records for this new solo album produced by Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta and featuring contributions from Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Mark Morton (Lamb Of God), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore (Toxic Holocaust) and Charlie Bellmore (Kingdom Of Sorrow).

Terminator 2 "Negative Reinforcement" CS (self-released) The sound of the Human Machine shutting down forever. Sludge filled brutality. Noisy Doom Sludge from Denton TX!

PUNK & HARDCORE
Barstool Preachers "Grazie Governo" CD (Pirates press records) New CD from this UK punk group.

Le Shok "We Are Electrocution" CS (Burger) CS reissue.

Le Shok "We Are Electrocution" LP (Burger) Reissue of this late-90s snotty garage punk classic.

SOUL / FUNK / R&B
Black Pumas "Black Moon Rising / Fire" 7" (Colemine Records)

DeRobert & The Half-Truths
"Judgement Pt. 1 / Judgement Pt. 2" 7" (Colemine Records)

Dosik, Joey "Inside Voice" CD/LP (Secretly Canadian) 1970s-style soul from this LA based artist.

Franklin, Aretha "Live at Fillmore West" LP (Four Men With Beards) This 1971 Aretha Franklin album was as seminal a soul breakthrough as Albert King's visit to the Fillmore West had been for blues. It finally cemented her status beyond soul audiences as both a recording and live attraction, and it matched her with the rhythm section of King Curtis and the Kingpens. Franklin mixed pop, rock, and soul throughout the three nights, including Stephen Stills' "Love the One You're With," and Bread's "Make It with You," and the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" and her own songs (Ray Charles came out of the audience for a spirited duet on one cut). Features photos from the concert and new liner notes by Down Beat contributor Mitch Myers. 180 gram vinyl in gatefold sleeve.

Monophonics "Bang Bang / Thinking Black" 7" (Colemine Records)

Sure Fire Soul Ensemble "Aragon / El Nino" 7" (Colemine)


COUNTRY

v/a "Birth/Work/Death: Work, Money, and Status in Country Music (1950-1970)" LP (Iron Mountain Analogue Research) 18 timeless tales of clanging hammers and pounding shovels - from wry, dry working-stiff diatribes to bare-chested exclamations - Birth / Work / Death maps the human work experience from anger to joy, poverty to riches. From the muck-crusted mines to late-night jukeboxes - backwoods outsiders and Nashville icons alike waxed odes to the entwined necessities of work and money, status and competition, survival and servitude.

v/a "Hillbillies in Hell: Volume 777" LP (Iron Mountain Analog Research) This smokey catalog of Nashville icons and hayseed misfits births 'Hillbillies In Hell: Volume 777' - a subterranean collection of deathly Nephilim, swampy graves, teenaged suicidal ideation, tormented Gospel tales, grisly mountain murders, craven lustmords, Apocalyptic visions and problematic parenting. Often originally waxed on microscopic labels and distributed in minuscule amounts, these troubled and sometimes forgotten troubadours sing of lustful homicides, masonic assassinations and Satan's perpetual slaves.

FOLK
Rose, Jack "Luck In The Valley" LP (Thrill Jockey) Jack Rose is remembered and revered for his innovation in contemporary guitar music. His influence had only just begun to take fight before his unexpected death in December of 2009, right before the release of what sadly was to be his final album, Luck in the Valley.
 
REGGAE / DUB / SKA
Marley, Bob "Kaya" 2xLP - This most special anniversary edition will feature Stephen "Ragga" Marley's exciting and vibrant new "Kaya 40" mixes of all ten tracks from the original album alongside its original mixes.

v/a "High Times Presents: Smoke Signals Music From The Mother Planet" CD (Palm Oaks Entertainment / High Times Records) Cannabis culture gone mainstream with this collection of deep cuts from participating artists. With tracks from Snoop Dogg, Action Bronson, Ziggy Marley, Caligula and others.
   

WORLD MUSIC
Ag Kaedy, Ahmed "Orion Congregation" LP (Schneeball) Live recording of Ahmed Ag Kaedy's ensemble, recorded at BLO-Ateliers, Berlin, June 28, 2017. Led by Ahmed Ag Kaedy's entrancing guitar licks, which seamlessly merge blues and rock with the traditional "Assouf"-style of his homeland, the pace soon quickens as the band pick up the gauntlet. Double-drummer, double-keyboard line-up produces a genuine Sensurround sound, enhanced by depth charge levels of bass action, blasts of saxophone fury, and storm clouds of electronic whooshes. Features Mahalmadane Traoré (Amanar de Kidal), Michael Wehmeyer (Embryo), Johannes Schleiermacher (Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra), Jörg Hochapfel (Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra), drummer Bernd Oezsevim (Gunter Hampel's Trio), and bassist Kalle Enkelmann (Julia Kadel Trio). 
 
ELECTRONIC
Autechre "NTS Sessions 1" 3xLP (Warp) The legendary Warp Records duo Autechre return with their first physical releases since 2013's Exai. Originally aired across four, two-hour shows on NTS Radio, NTS Sessions is an archival release of this lauded new and original music. 3LP in printed inners sleeves in wide spine printed outer sleeve.

Autechre
"NTS Sessions 2" 3xLP (Warp)

Autechre "NTS Sessions 3" 3xLP (Warp)

Autechre "NTS Sessions 4" 3xLP (Warp)

Autechre "NTS Sessions" 8xCD/12xLP BOX SET LP (Warp) Printed inner sleeves with foil block to each cover. Housed in a two-part rigid slipcase wrapped in printed offset stock with foil block to cover.

Bô'vel "Check 4 U" LP (Be With) Reissue of this cult UK 'street soul' single.

Monster Rally "Crystal Ball Tosca" LP (Gold Robot) The long-awaited reissue of Monster Rally's long sold-out Crystal Ball album comes with expanded artwork featuring a single-gatefold jacket. The album is pressed on transparent sapphire wax, includes vinyl-only bonus tracks, and comes with a free digital download.

Windows 96 "Nematophy" LP (Unfortunate Face) Vaporwave release developed from SNES sound clips.

MINIMAL WAVE 
C. Memi & Neo Matisse "No Chocolate / Dream's Dream" 7" (Bitter Lake) C. Memi + Neo Matisse was well-regarded within the original Kansai punk scene. At its infancy, this scene boasted a wide variety of bands, ranging from The Stalin to noise pioneers Hijokaidan. "No Chocolate" boasts the band's most definitive punk moment. Recorded live at a long-forgotten gig, this raucous declaration of anti-consumerism could be said to be the band's most crazed Talking Heads impersonation. Memi alternates between bloodcurdling ululations and deadpan, disaffected talk-singing backed with stabbing pianos, NYC art rock guitar worship, Hidekazu Ishii's robotic bass lines, and Jun Iwasaki's tantrumming drums. Just as captivating is the flip side, the home-recorded "Dream's Dream," a beautiful song featuring Memi's hypnotic vocals dancing with Tohru Saitoh's oscillating, flanking synths.


COMPOSERS / NEW AGE / LIBRARY MUSIC
Lovisoni, Raul / Francesco Messina "Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo" LP (Superior Viaduct) Of all the releases on Italy's legendary Cramps Records, Raul Lovisoni and Francesco Messina's seminal LP from 1979 has long remained among the most beloved. Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo not only introduced the world to the work of two gifted composers, but also is notable for being produced by electronic pioneer Franco Battiato. Lovisoni and Messina are both central figures within the Italian avant-garde. Part of a generation of artists who contributed to a radical rethinking of musical practices and composition, they reveal Minimalism as it's rarely known: delicate melodies, subtle harmonic interplay, incorporating diverse creative traditions and slowly giving way to an ever-expanding open space.

Orquesta de las Nubes "The Order of Change" LP (Music from Memory) The Music From Memory label continue their unearthing of spanish musician Suso Saiz, after releasing Rainworks in 2017, they look into one of his groups, Orquesta de las Nubes. The Order Of Change is a compilation of their experimental and minimalist ambient/world sound with tracks taken from their releases '83-'87 and their compilation in 1993.

Parmegiani, Bernard "Les Soleils De L'ile De Paques / La Brulure De Mille Soleils" LP (We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want) Two never-released-before soundtracks sound visionary Bernard Parmegiani. Sourced from the original reels, and with English and French liner notes. Les Soleils De l'Île De Pâques (1972), by French director Pierre Kast, is a sci-fi feature which has a well-deserved place in the pantheon of mysterious cult films. La Brûlure De Mille Soleils (1965) also comes from Pierre Kast, but this time with the help of none other than writer, photographer, multimedia artist, homme à tout faire Chris Marker. Double LP version comes on 140 gram vinyl; gatefold sleeve.


 
EXPERIMENTAL 
Bottomed "Separation/Anxiety" CS (Out-of-Body)

CBN / Satanic Abortion "Cold Blooded Satanist CS (Out-of-Body)

Coil + Zos Kia + Marc Almond "How to Destroy Angels" CD (Cold Spring) The complete recording of A Slow Fade To Total Transparency. Recorded on August 24th, 1983 at the Air Gallery in London, UK. Personnel for the performance: John Balance (Coil), John Gosling (Zos Kia), Marc Almond (Soft Cell), and live mix by Peter Christopherson (Coil, Throbbing Gristle). All audio, previously unreleased, has been remastered from the original tapes and is exclusive to this release.

Dead Girl's Party "The Things I've Lost" LP (Feeding Tube Records) Reissue, originally released on cassette by Entr'acte in 2010. A document of young jazz immortals Scott 'Pfennig' Foust (XX Committee, IFCO, Tart) and Matt Krefting (Son of Earth, Believers, Duck, MK Unit). At times reminiscent of Francis Bebey, a distilled '90s Fall, and the Apocalypse. Edition of 300; Includes download code.

Filth "The House of Concrete Faces" CD (Phage Tapes)

Ghost Miner "Shadow Factory" CS (Out-of-Body)


SOUNDTRAC KS
"Deadpool 2" by v/a LP (Columbia) Soundtrack to the superhero film featuring Celine Dion, Lil Pump, Run the Jewels, Peter Gabriel, a-ha, Cher, Dolly Parton, Skrillex, and more.

"Le Pacha" by Serge Gainsbourg & Michel Colombier CD/LP (We Want Sounds) Reissue of Serge Gainsbourg's cult score for the 1968 French film Le Pacha. Pure undiluted Gainsbourg with his classic psyche-pop sound of the late '60s. Remastered from the original tapes. Includes two bonus tracks. Includes liner notes featuring an interview of cult French bass player Francis Darizcuren.

"Virgin Witch" by Ted Dicks LP (Trunk) Unreleased baroque jazz horror score to controversial lesbian sex cult witchcraft exploitation drama from 1973, composed by Ted Dicks, the man who wrote the Catweazle theme. The film was produced by legendary wrestling commentator Ken Walton (under his sexploitation pseudonym of Ralph Solomans). A unique and quite beautiful pop baroque work, utilizing the cimbalom, an instrument more than likely played here by Ipcress File (1965) musician John Leach. Full color, eye-catching sleeve with great sleeve notes.

"Sonic Forces" by Naofumi Hataya & Tomoya Ohtani LP (Wayo) The international release of Sonic Forces Original Soundtrack - The Vinyl Cutz is a must-have not only for all fans of the legendary blue hedgehog, but also for lovers of warm snapping and popping. This edition contains 19 tracks from the Sonic Forces video game, including the main theme "Fist Bump"composed by series veteran Tomoya Ohtani and performed by Douglas Robb (from Hoobastank), "Theme of Infinite" by Tyler Smyth and Andy Bane (Dangerkids), and more amazing pieces-some of which are performed by the world-famous London Symphony Orchestra and recorded at the AIR Studios. 

LOCAL MUSIC
Naked Tungs, The "Distract Myself" CD - New release from Austin indie group.

Friday, August 17th

POP/ROCK
Animal Collective "Tangerine Reef" CD/2xLP (Domino) The second audiovisual album by American experimental pop band Animal Collective. Made in collaboration with art-science duo Coral Morphologic and in celebration of the International Year of the Reef, the album is accompanied by a film which will premiere on the band's website.

Cruise, Julee "The Voice of Love" 2xLP (Sacred Bones) Reissue of the debut LP by Julee Cruise, a David Lynch protegee who famously appeared on Twin Peaks. Cruise's material is a sort of 'missing link' between the ethereal wave of This Mortal Coil and the Dream Pop of Mazzy Star.

Cruise, Julee "Three Demos" 12" (Sacred Bones) Reissue of the debut LP by Julee Cruise, a David Lynch protegee who famously appeared on Twin Peaks. Cruise's material is a sort of 'missing link' between the ethereal wave of This Mortal Coil and the Dream Pop of Mazzy Star.

Death Cab for Cutie "Thank You For Today" CD/LP/CS (Atlantic) The band's ninth studio album marks the first Death Cab for Cutie release to see long time bandmates Gibbard, Nick Harmer, and Jason McGerr joined in the studio by new members Dave Depper (Menomena, Fruit Bats, Corin Tucker, Ray Lamontagne) and Zac Rae (My Brightest Diamond, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey, Gnarls Barkley).

ESG "Come Away With ESG" CD (Fire) 35-year anniversary release of the classic genre-busting debut album by the Bronx sisters ESG. The sample-friendly opus thats the inspiration for hip-hop, house and post punk. Music that falls outside of the no wave, new wave and post punk library, its for the dance floor but its not funk, theres no horns, no driving organ; its the opposite of Sly And The Family Stone but no less cool and no less groovy.

Follakzoid Feat. J. Spaceman "London Sessions" LP (Sacred Bones) It should come as no surprise to fans of the Chilean trio Follakzoid that upon meeting the legendary Jason Pierce a.k.a. J. Spaceman (Spacemen 3, Spiritualized), they discovered they were kindred spirits. Follakzoid and Spaceman's projects share a restless drive to explore the outer limits of music, as well as an uncanny ability to lock into a groove until it infiltrates the deepest recesses of the listener's psyche.

Futuropaco "s/t" LP (El Paraiso) A wet, enigmatic cocktail of part 1970s Italian library music, part kraut-alicious, beat-galore, and part riff-driven heavy psych. From mad fuzz guitar breakdowns à la Morricone at his most intense, to the syncopated drum learnings of Jaki Liebezeit, Futuropaco weaves a blanket of sound that's simply loaded with deep vibes.

Galloway, Kevin "The Change" CD/LP (Nine Mile) Debut solo album from singer/songwriter and longtime Uncle Lucius frontman Kevin Galloway. "It's a love letter, and a promise to my newly formed family", says Galloway. "My wife and I have two children under the age of 3 now. After touring almost incessantly with a band for over a decade, I've decided to take a different approach. This album is a sincere reflection of my mindset while reorganizing priorities." As for the sound,  Galloway and producer Vorpahl call it "Gulf Coast Country Soul".

Great Lake Swimmers "The Waves, The Wake" LP (Nettwerk) Great Lake Swimmers frontman Tony Dekker set out to specifically make an album without any acoustic guitar.

Mitski "Be The Cowboy" CD/LP (Dead Oceans) The breakout success of 2016's Puberty 2 saw Mitski hailed as the new vanguard of indie rock, the one to save the genre from the white dudes who've historically dominated it. But the often overlooked aspect of being a rising star is the sheer amount of work that goes into it. We want our artists to be strong but we also expect them to be vulnerable. Rather than avoiding this dilemma, she addresses directly the power that comes from appearing impenetrable and loneliness that follows. In Be The Cowboy, Mitski delves into the loneliness of being a symbol and the loneliness of being someone, and how it can feel so much like being no one.

Myrrors, The "Borderlands" LP (Beyond Beyond is Beyond) From the beginning, with an appropriately Albert Ayler-ish blast of Awakening, to the epic 20-minute B-sidelong excursion the beating heart of The Myrrors current statement will be extremely satisfying to otherworldly music seekers who find aural transcendence through the works of artists such as International Harvester, Taj Mahal Travellers, Trad Gras och Stenar, Kikagaku Moyo, Amon Duul, and Agitation Free, to name a few.

Ra Ra Riot "The Rhumb Line" LP (Barsuk) This 10th anniversary reissue is hand numbered and limited to 2,000 copies worldwide. Bound in a linen-like cover with gold-foil stamping.

STRFKR "Being No One Going Nowhere Remixes" LP (Polyvinyl) Includes remixes by Lindstrom & Prins Thomas, Xiu Xiu, Geographer, Juan MacLean, Peaking Lights, and others.
Tirzah "Devotion" LP (Domino) LP version now available.

Tomberlin "At Weddings" LP (Saddle Creek) On her deeply moving debut album At Weddings, Sarah Beth Tomberlin writes with the clarity and wisdom of an artist well beyond her years. Like Julien Baker and Sufjan Stevens, she has a knack for transforming the personal into parable. Like Grouper, she has a feel for the transcendent within the ordinary. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, and now based in Louisville, Kentucky, Tomberlin wrote most of At Weddings while living with her family in southern Illinois during her late teens and early twenties.

W0rk "It's the Right Time" CS (Petrol Chips) Should appeal to fans of DEVO, Cabaret Voltaire, Kraftwerk, and others.

W0rk "s/t" 7" (Side Machine Records) 

Why? "Alopecia (10 Year Anniversary Edition)" LP/2xLP+7" (Joyful Noise) When it dropped in 2008, Alopecia not only marked WHY?'s evolution from a sonically collaged mostly solo project to a live recorded powerhouse band of multi-instrumentalists. It also minted a genre of one: wryly written, poignantly posed, simultaneously swaggering and heartrending songrap that jangles like folk, bursts like psychrock, and sways like chamber pop.

Wild Pink "Yolk in the Fur" LP (Tiny Engines) With Yolk In The Fur, the three piece again takes its listeners to a place of sonic placidity. Frontman John Ross and his bandmates trade what sparing crunch they did use on the self-titled LP for lush, balmy synths that lift their sound upwards and out, rather than forward and down. Any traces of slowcore and grunge are gone here, replaced by the angelic airiness of Cocteau Twins and Red House Painters, but with the modern crispness of LAKE or Japanese Breakfast.

Winded "Schwartz Goes To Heaven" CS (Community Records/Topshelf) Dream-pop full-length from this Tallahassee-based artist.

Wolfhounds, The "Hands In The Till: The Complete John Peel Sessions" LP (Slumberland) For the first time, the "C86" group Wolfhounds release their legendary three John Peel sessions from 1986, 1987 and 1988. All tracks are newly mastered from the original BBC tapes.

RAP & HIP HOP
Open Mike Eagle "Rappers Will Die Of Natural Causes" LP (Auto Reverse) Limited blue and black colored vinyl LP pressing. Reissue of his long unavailable second album.

CLASSIC ROCK
Joplin, Janis "Just A Little Bit Harder: Rare And Unreleased Tracks" LP (Glory Days) Spanning Janis Joplin's career and featuring rare versions of some her most famous songs, Just A Little Bit Harder is an essential collection for any fan of the Texas-born legend of the San Francisco psychedelic scene. Joplin rips through Big Brother and solo tunes as well as covers of The Bee Gees, Howard Tate, and more.

Scorpions "Taken By Force" LP (BMG) Reissue of the fifth studio album by German band Scorpions, released by RCA Records in 1977. This was the first Scorpions album to feature drummer Herman Rarebell and the final studio album to feature guitarist Uli Jon Roth.

ROCK & ROLL / ROCKABILLY 
Million Dollar Quartet "s/t" LP (Wax Love) Reissue, originally recorded by the quartet of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis in 1956. Ranging from gospel spirituals and country standards to covers of Bill Monroe and Chuck Berry songs, these four all-time rock icons play with all the ingredients that created rock and roll, just for the fun of it.

v/a "Teen Expo: The Cleopatra Label" CD/2xLP (Numero Group) From a basement in New Jersey, Tommy Falcone remade himself into a DIY Phil Spector. From 1962 to 1970, he founded and ran Cleopatra Records, discovered and mentored young Garden State talent, wrote songs and produced wild studio effects, and quit his day job to promote it all himself. Trained as an accordionist, Falcone had a whirlwind imagination and an omnivorous approach to genre, expressed through acts like the Centuries, the Tabbys, Johnny Silvio, the Inmates, Bernadette Carroll, the Hallmarks, Vickie & the Van Dykes, the Shandillons, Eugene Viscione, the Shoestring, and more. Cleopatra became a time-capsule of every 1960s pop style imaginable - garage rock, psychedelia, surf, girl groups, soul, novelties, exotica, even a crooner - a kaleidoscope of sound in search of the ever-elusive hit record.

METAL
Aura Noir "Aura Noire" CD (Indie Recordings) New album from the long-running Norwegian black/thrash metal group.

Autopsy "Critical Madness: The Demo Years" CD (Peaceville) Chronicling the band's formative years, the collection contains Autopsy's first demo from 1987 as well as 1988's legendary "Critical Madness" demo (which quickly resulted in the band inking a deal with Peaceville and the subsequent release of the genre staple debut, 1989's Severed Survival). This special archive release is completed by the rare track "Christ Denied" and a selection of raw rehearsal recordings from 1987 and 1988, most of which would later feature on the band's studio debut.

Blacklab "Under The Strawberry Moon" LP (New Heavy Sounds) Fuzz, fuzz, fuzz, doom, stoner, more fuzz. Blacklab describe themselves as the Dark Witch Doom Duo from Osaka Japan. Chilling cool with built in overdrive. Yuko and Chia are immersed in the Japanese stoner doom scene, and its no surprise that with this first offering, theyve pulled out a calling card that is as in yer face and arresting as anything out there. A full frontal assault of distorted riffs, howls and ghostly vocals, as well as bags of riot girrl attitude and lo-fi bravado.

Cannibal Corpse "Bloodthirst" LP (Metal Blade) Reissue of their 1999 release.

Cannibal Corpse "Gallery Of Suicide" LP (Metal Blade) Reissue of their 1998 album.

Judas Priest "Defenders of Faith" LP (Legacy) Reissue of 1984 album.

Judas Priest "Priest...Live!" 2xLP LP (Legacy) Reissue of 1987 live album.

Judas Priest "Ram It Down" LP (Legacy) Reissue of 1988 album.

Leviathan "Howl Mockery at the Cross" LP (Moribund) Vinyl reissue of Leviathan's 2001 album.

Leviathan "Massive Conspiracy Against All Life" LP (Moribund) Vinyl reissue of Leviathan's 2008 album.

Leviathan "Tentacles of Whorror" LP (Moribund) Vinyl reissue of Leviathan's 2004 album.

Leviathan "The Tenth Sublevel of Suicide" LP (Moribund) Vinyl reissue of Leviathan's 2003 album.

Pungent Stench "Club Mondo Bizarre" LP (Back on Black) Reissue of the classic works of Austrian death metal band Pungent Stench. "Club Mondo Bizarre" is the third album of the Austrian death metal band Pungent Stench originally released in 1994 on Nuclear Blast records. On "Club Mondo Bizarre", Pungent Stench tones down its grindcore/death metal similar to how Carcass and Entombed toned down theirs on Heartwork and Wolverine Blues, respectively, putting more emphasis on clear-cut song structuring with memorable riff-driven verses and vocal-chorus hooks.

Pungent Stench "First Recordings" LP (Back on Black) Compilation of miscellaneous early work by Austrian death/grind legends 

Pungent Stench "For God Your Soul For Me Your Flesh" LP (Back on Black) Debut album of the Austrian death metal band Pungent Stench, originally released in 1990 by Nuclear Blast Records. There are no melodies to be found here, no overly complicated soloing just pure visceral grotesqueries with raw and terrifying riffs crashing down with primitive fury under doom-ish bass tones.

PUNK & HARDCORE
Bad Religion "The New America" LP (Epitaph) Reissue of the eleventh album from Bad Religion, originally released in 2000. The album features the songs, "New Amer- ica", " The Hopeless Housewife" and "I Love My Computer." Bad Religion has become synonymous with intelligent and provocative West Coast punk rock and are considered one of the most influential and important bands in the genre.

MeanGirls "Is This Me Forever" LP (Community Records/Topshelf) Full-length from Austin pop punk group.

Uniform 'The Long Walk' LP (Sacred Bones) Following the release of critically acclaimed LP Wake in Fright, which had two songs featured in the new season of David Lynch's Twin Peaks, it was time for Uniform vocalist Michael Berdan and instrumentalist Ben Greenberg to return to the studio. The duo decided to up the ante and add a third member to help perfect their vicious post-industrial dystopian cyber-punk. After some deliberation, Greenberg called upon drummer Greg Fox (Liturgy, Zs) to help round out the sound they were looking for. Using a mix of triggered samples and real drums along with layered synths and good old electric guitar, the trio arrived at what would become The Long Walk after only a few short days in the studio. 

GOTH / DARKWAVE 
Siouxsie & the Banshees "Join Hands"  LP (Geffen) Reissue of 1979 album.

Siouxsie & the Banshees "Juju"  LP (Geffen) Reissue of 1981 album.

Siouxsie & The Banshees "Through The Looking Glass" LP (Geffen) Reissue of 1987 album.

Siouxsie & The Banshees "Tinderbox" LP (Geffen) Reissue of 1986 album.

JAZZ & IMPROVISED MUSIC
Fitzgerald, Ella "Ella At Zardi's" 2xLP - Recorded on February 2, 1956 at Zardi's Jazzland in Hollywood, Ella At Zardi's features the entirety of the evening's two-set, 21-song performance, which captures an inspired Fitzgerald, backed by a stellar trio comprised of pianist Don Abney, bassist Vernon Alley and drummer Frank Capp, singing and swinging in front of an animated, adoring crowd, just days before she'd go on to record the album that would catapult her to stardom.


Haynes, Roy "Cymbalism" LP (Down at Dawn) Reissue, originally released in 1963. An unpredictable hard bop-post bop transition album bearing different colors and moods. Recorded by the legendary Rudy Van Gelder in 1963. Edition of 300.

Noyes, Charles K. and Owen Maercks With Henry Kaiser And Greg Goodman "Free Mammals" LP (Feeding Tube) Reissue, originally released in 1979. An exceptional album of improvisations, recorded when percussionist Charles K. Noyes was lured to the Bay Area in the summer of 1979 by Henry Kaiser. A notoriously scarce document in the history of the West Coast's free music scene of the late '70s. Edition of 500. 

SOUL / FUNK / R&B
B & the Family "A Good Time (Buscrates Remix) b/w Just Want to Love Ya" 7" (Austin Boogie Crew Records) ELUDEM is a Los Angeles-born abstract artist composing his own unique audio & visual geometry. The 25-year old producer merges divergent sound textures, angular beats and soothing themes to form new modal phenomena. Patterns emerge in ELUDEM's instrumental collages of driving frequencies & dense sonic vibrations, revealing zero points where vibration does not exist.

Cassell, Matthew Larkin "Matt the Cat" LP (Out-Sider) Reissue, originally released in 1978. A great fusion of funk, R&B, soul-jazz, and '70s SSW/AOR, featuring "All I'm Missing Is You", sampled by People Under The Stairs. Includes two bonus tracks from his rare Love To Love/When I Go Down 45 from 1980.

Cassell, Matthew Larkin "Pieces" LP (Out-Sider) Reissue, originally released in 1977. Self-financed and released first album from the San Francisco musician. Mellow & laid-back funk/soul/jazzy soft-rock. RIYL: Steely Dan, Roy Ayers, Laura Nyro, yacht rock, private press AOR... Original artwork with master tape sound. Includes lyrics insert. 

Ingman, Nick "Big Beat" LP (Modern Harmonics) A paragon of crate digger gold for lovers of both library music, and thick grooves, Nick Ingman's percussion-laden Big Beat stays true to it's name, with beats of mammoth stature and unusual orchestration. A soundtrack in search of a film, the tracks herein add funky grooves to post-big band soundscapes, with the spotlight fixed on the big, bold drums throughout the album. Reissued for the first time, Big Beat lambastes it's way back into the bins featuring the original artwork with new liners from library music bibliophile Brother Cleve.

Slim, Iceberg "Reflections" LP (Modern Harmonic) Limited clear colored vinyl LP pressing. Reflections is the very explicit beat-jazz birth of gangsta rap. A former pimp turned author, Iceberg Slim wrote Pimp: The Story of My Life. On Reflections, the Red Holloway Quartet makes the bed, then Slim rhythmically speaks his prose like a bass note beat poet in what became the birth of the bad, dark, none-too-taboo tales of the street that inspired a subgenre of music.

Tornado, Toni "s/t" LP (Mad About Records) Reissue of Toni Tornado's legendary funk soul album, from 1972. Toni Tornado is a black Rio masterpiece, reissued here for the first time on vinyl. Influenced by James Brown, Tony was one of the artists who introduced soul music and funk into Brazilian music. 1970s "paste-on" packaging and obi; Edition of 500.

BLUES
Nakia "Blues Grifter" CD/LP (Kiachia Records) Before he was on "The Voice," Nakia was a Blues Grifter. Named for the age-old concept of stealing from the greats, the Blues Grifters formed in 2010. The band quickly became a hit on the club circuit in Austin performing at the legendary "Home of the Blues," Antone's Nightclub, and the South Austin hot spot, C-Boy's Heart & Soul and began recording its first album. On the first season of "The Voice," Nakia immediately became a fan favorite before finishing as a semifinalist. Using the momentum from the whirlwind of reality TV, Nakia focused on writing songs for a new EP and subsequent tour, still leaving the band on hold. After all this time, "Blues Grifter," is finished featuring songs by blues and soul greats Otis Rush, William Bell, Johnnie Taylor, Howlin' Wolf, Luther "Snakeboy" Johnson and more.

FOLK
Donovan "Colours" 2xCD (BMG) Unfairly dubbed 'the British Dylan' when he exploded onto the UK scene in 1965, Donovan Leitch was a singularly wide-eyed optimist who introduced such quintessentially '60s concepts as Flower Power and Transcendental Meditation to his friends The Beatles and to pop culture in general. The Masters Collection celebrates Donovan's illustrious music career, tinged with mystical beauty and idealistic wonder. Includes his classics 'Catch The Wind' 'Colours' and 'Universal Soldier'.

REGGAE / DUB / SKA
Alcapone, Dennis "Investigator Rock" LP (Radiation Roots) Reissue of 1977 album. Dennis Alcapone was one of the first sound system deejays to rise to island-wide prominence in Jamaica. Investigator Rock, which dates from 1977, sees the toaster riding Striker's rockers-styled hits, voiced by the likes of Cornell Campbell, John Holt, and Johnny Clarke. 

Brown, Barry "Vibes of Barry Brown" LP (Radiation Roots) Reissue, originally released in 1981. Barry Brown is one of the enigmatic roots reggae vocalists that rose up from the sound system circuit and talent shows of western Kingston. On Vibes Of Barry Brown, Brown sings over hard roots rhythms, most likely laid at Channel One with the core of the Roots Radics, and voiced and mixed at King Tubby's. An album of deep roots reggae. 

Chosen Brothers "March Down Babylon" 12" (Wackie's) Stone classic Bullwackies (as excursioned by Rhythm & Sound for Burial Mix), sensationally featuring two unreleased dubs, newly extracted from the master reels. Both are equally unmissable but quite different, with contrasting effects: the second dub adds ninety seconds, including whip-dem spring reverb. Drawn from the Selective Showcase LP, the vocal mix is more open and dubwise than the Sing & Shout LP offering, with less keyboards.

WORLD MUSIC
Ambolley, Gyedu-Blay "The Message" LP (Analog Africa) A fantastic dancefloor, summer cocktail of highlife, funk and synths on a four track-LP from the Ghanaian bandleader Gyedu-Blay Ambolley. Ambolley stretched the boundaries of highlife music, introducing shimmering synths on his 1980 track with Zantoda Mak III, "The Message." Here that track receives a long-overdue re-release alongside three other songs that highlight the futuristic funk of his '80s output. A legend in the history of Ghanaian music, Ambolley played alongside Ebo Taylor in the Stargazers and the Uhuru Dance Band before launching his own career as a founding member of the Apagya Show Band and the Complex Sounds. 180 gram vinyl; silkscreen printed cover and color vinyl.

Jess Sah Bi & Peter One "Our Garden Needs Its Flowers" CD/LP (Awesome Tapes From Africa) In the 1980s, Abidjan's Jess Sah Bi & Peter One became one of the most popular musical acts in not just the Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire), but broader West Africa, eventually performing with a full band to stadium-sized audiences at home and throughout Benin, Guinea, Mali and Togo. Their debut album, Our Garden Needs Its Flowers, was recorded and released in 1985.

Sirikiti, Ekuka Morris "Ekuka" LP (Nyege Nyege Tapes) Ekuka is a mesmerizing survey of Ekuka Morris Sirikiti, a legendary Mbira player from the Lango people recorded from Ugandan radio circa 1978-2003. Ekuka provides a genuinely street-level, unfiltered perspective on unfathomably long-rooted traditions in a way that sounds incredibly fresh, unfamiliar, and hugely interesting to keen ears.

ELECTRONIC
Broken English Club "White Rats" LP (L.I.E.S.) The first part of Broken English Club new album trilogy, White Rats. Following on from last years The English Beach, White Rats is described as, "a collection of caustic and absurd portraits of the human animal". Oliver Ho continues to push his industrial influenced sound with metallic acid tracks, guitar noise/drone experiments and heavy synth wave once again with this nine track release.


Circling Vultures "Game of Chance" 12" (L.I.E.S.) Chicago's Justin Aulis Long and Ken Zawacki return to L.I.E.S. with their second ep under their Circling Vultures moniker. On this offering we get four tracks of tough yet psychedelic machine music. From slow bpm beaters to metal on metal floor cuts, these are executed with precision to do maximum damage whenever played.

DJ Overdose "s/t" 12" (L.I.E.S.) A longtime staple of the infamous Hague scene, DJ Overdose returns to L.I.E.S. with what may be his heaviest release to date. Razor sharp top notch production is the name of the game on this four tracker which sees Overdose move from relentless broken beat electro on the a-side to the more wave influenced cuts on the b-side's, Dark Spectre Echo and Strompel.

Krikor "Pacific Alley In Dub" 12" (L.I.E.S.) Krikor is back on the label with a new six tracker. Following up his Pacific Alley lp from last year, we now get Pacific Alley in Dub, taking tracks from the lp and re-working with ample echo and new riddims strictly made for the dancefloor. Spacious pads and Linn drum claps are run through the board as voices ping back and forth in the chamber, equally blissed out and trippy.

Matsumoto, Nozomu "Climatotherapy" LP (The Death of Rave) Tokyo-based artist and curator Nozomu Matsumoto presents his first physical release. Climatotherapy is Nozomu's soundtrack for a health forecast given by Amazon's Text-to-Speech interface Polly. Polly's prognostications come framed by a hyperreal tapestry of idyllic ambient, cinematic strings, and R&B folk tropes, conveying Nozomu's ideas with clinically emotive clarity.

MaxxxBass "Gone Fishing" LP (L.I.E.S.) Max Stenerudh of KWC 92 fame presents a stripped down solo LP of ambient FM synth explorations.

Tadeo "Ishtar" 12" (Another Intelligence) Tadeo's Ishtar EP on Another Intelligence. Early support from Jeff Mills, Psyk, Angel Molina, Kr!z, amongst others. Futuristic techno.

Tzusing "Eastern Undefeated" LP (L.I.E.S.) Reissued! Strong debut album by one of China's most distinctive new industrial/dance music producers, Tzusing, for L.I.E.S.; portraying the Shanghai-based artist's full breadth of kinky darkroom rhythms and sleazy cinematic arrangements.

COMPOSERS / NEW AGE / LIBRARY MUSIC
Barbieri, Caterina "Born Again in the Voyage" LP (Important Records) An astonishing collection of electro-acoustic pieces for Buchla 200 system, cello, and voice. Composed and produced by Caterina Barbieri at Elektronmusikstudion (SE) between 2014 and 2015. Cello by Antonello Manzo. Mastering by Giuseppe Ielasi. Edition of 500. 

Hamase, Motohiko "Intaglio" LP (Studio Mule) Studio Mule present a re-recording of Motohiko Hamase's Intaglio, recorded in Japan, 2018. Originally released in 1986. Hamase's first solo album Intaglio is not only a milestone of Japanese new age ambient, it is also a fresh sonic journey in jazz that does not sound like jazz at all. As a professional musician in the 1970s, Hamase quickly gained success as a versed studio instrumentalist and started to be part of the great modern jazz Isao Suzuki Sextet where he played with legends like Tsuyoshi Yamamoto or fusion guitarist Kazumi Watanabe. With seven haunting, stylistically hard-to-pigeonhole compositions, Intaglio drifts around new age worlds with howling wind sounds, gentle bass pickings, and discreet drums.

Jones, Joe "Solar Music Tent" LP (Edition Telemark) First-time vinyl reissue of Joe Jones's Solar Music Tent, originally released on cassette in 1982. Documenting an installation and performance in Hagen, Germany, Solar Music Tent, was self-released by in in an edition of ten copies. From the early 1980s onwards, Jones released a handful of these self-recorded music machine performances on tape under his own record label, Tone-Deaf Music. Most tapes came in a standard xeroxed sleeve with a handwritten title and instrument listing. A few, including Solar Music Tent, were released in combination with a book. Solar Music Tent was included in a red ring binder that held a handwritten photo documentation of the performance of the same name at Karl-Ernst-Osthaus-Museum in Hagen on April 1, 1982, a handwritten music notebook, and an invitation card. The recording itself was titled "Solar Music #5" and was made on March 16, 1982, with the instrument ensemble of the Solar Music Tent at Jones's apartment in Düsseldorf. Comes in a gatefold, PVC sleeve; Includes A4-sized facsimiles of all original artwork; Edition of 200.

Weingarten, Carl "Living in the Distant Present" LP (Azure Vista) Reissue, previously only released on cassette in 1985 on Weingarten's own Multiphase Records. Living In The Distant Present bridges the gap between the most cosmic krautrock of the 1970s, the experimental American new age music from the 1980s, and modern day minimalism such as Windy & Carl and Christopher Willits. The album is a rare treat for fans of guitar ambient, tape loops, and the experimental side of new age music. LP version comes on transparent blue vinyl; first LP issue.

v/a "La Llama e Prometeo: La Puerta de Entrada a las Nuevas Musicas Espanolas" LP (Discomanos) Compilation dedicated to Spanish minimal, new age, ambient, downtempo, folk, experimental sounds, 1989-1999, all tracks never released on vinyl before. Sublimely curated by Daniel Nielles (Tuharrdosons), inspired by the work of people like Luis Delgado (El Cometa De Madrid, etc). Features Suso Saiz, Finis Africae, Iury Lech, and more. 180 gram vinyl; Edition of 500.

EXPERIMENTAL 
Haus Arafna "Blut and Nachblutung" LP (Galakthorroe) Blut was Haus Arafna's first Album. It first appeared in 1995 as a limited edition CD, was remastered and reissued in 2006 as CD with the inclusion of three bonus tracks (Nachblutung). Blut was never released as a vinyl version, this omission is now amended. The tracks have all been remastered, and lean acoustically on the original 1995 version. On Blut, classic "Old-School" Industrial is to be heard, there is only a vague hint of the Angst Pop movement to be ascertained. 2LP, blut red vinyl, heavy cardboard gatefold, printed inner sleeves

Herz Juhning "Samsara" CD/LP (Galakthorroe) A masterful mixture of Angst Pop, fragmented Power Electronics and "Old-School" Industrial of the darkest kind.

i_like_dog_face "Sleepless Illusions" LP (Hot Releases) i_like_dog_face is the music & performance project of multimedia artist Sarah Viviana Valdez. "Sleepless Illusions" was recorded from 2012-2017 in Tampa and Sarasota, and like her other work, it's informed by an exploration of biological and technological interface. Valdez arranges electronic sounds, sings and presents as if she's championing a mysterious species that's been creeping beneath the ground, ready to rise up and use it's biotech to repair the broken endeavors of humanity, a process that is unsettling but not without optimism. 

SOUNDTRAC KS
"Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders" by Lubos Fiser LP (Finders Keepers) 2018 marks ten years since Finders Keepers Records first liberated Lubos Fisers immaculate soundtrack music for Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders ("Valerie A Týden Divu") from the vaults of the Barrandov Studio in Prague. Commonly considered to be the swansong of the Czech New Wave (CNW), Valerie would also be the first of an exciting and essential new fertile strain of Czech made cinema fantastic. Remastered from the original studio tapes with updated liner notes. This new edition is available in two sleeve designs, both based on the original theatrical posters.

LOCAL MUSIC
Bridge Farmers "s/t" LP - Debut full-length from local psychedelic doom group.