POP / ROCK
Amidon, Sam "The Following Mountain" LP (Nonesuch)
Archive War "s/t" LP (Mason KInard Music)
Carson Cox, Sam York, Austin Brown "Fire Dance" 7" (Wharf Cat) "Fire Dance" is a strange little posse cut from Merchandise's Carson Cox, Parquet Court's Austin Brown, and WALL's Sam York.
Chainsmokers, The "Memories...Do Not Open" LP (Columbia)
Charlatans UK "Different Days" CD (BMG) New release from the long-running British indie rock band is grounded on the band's own indestructible chemistry, Tim Burgess's exquisitely happy-sad vocals and their ability to juggle melancholy and joy into exhilarating pop songs. Features contributions from such artists as Sharon Horgan, Johnny Marr, Stephen Morris, Anton Newcombe, Ian Rankin, Kurt Wagner, and Paul Weller.
Chilton, Alex 'Take Me Home And Make Me Like It" LP (Munster) New release of compiled unrehearsed, first-take recordings by Alex Chilton, recorded in 1975. Take Me Home And Make Me Like It is a raw document of a pivotal moment in Alex Chilton's career and sheds light on the tumultuous recording sessions with producer Jon Tiven, resulting in a number of loose and unpolished gems which would become the Singer Not The Song EP (1977) and Bach's Bottom (1981) album.
Justin Townes Earle "Kids in the Street" CD/LP (New West Records) New full-length release for the singer-songwriter. Earle still hasn't lost his way with downbeat ballads or the songwriting tradition as powerful renditions of both "Same Old Stagolee" and "If I Was the Devil" both attest, but in all, this album shines a bit brighter in mood and tone than his other more recent releases.
J. Zunz "Silente" CS (Monofonus) Lorena Quintanilla's recent solo effort. Lorena, also known as half part of the Mexican band Lorelle Meets the Obsolete, is originally from Guadalajara but she is now based in Ensenada, Baja California where the recording of 'Silente' took place. 'Silente', J. Zunz debut album, depicts the entrapment between unsolved happenings.
Mayer, John "The Search For Everything" LP (Columbia)
Oozer "S/T" CS (Pecan Crazy)
"Goodbye Horses" 12" (Mon Amie) One of synth-pop's best kept secrets, Q. Lazzarus is the stuff of legend. Very little is known about this singer other than the fact that she seduced millions with one song (used in Silence of the Lambs), and then disappeared without a trace. This reissue commemorates the 25th anniversary of that song's release and thankfully brings it back in print on vinyl. This pressing includes the 7" single version of "Goodbye Horses" (the same version as our first reissue), two demo versions of "Goodbye Horses," and three demos of original music - the demos are transferred from Q's original demo cassette from the 80s.
SUMS "s/t" 12" (Berlin Atonal) New debut release from the collaborative project of French electronic producer Kangding Ray and Mogwai multi-instrumentalist Barry Burns. Over a two-year period, SUMS produced tracks that achieve an organic fusion of spatial electronics and rousing post-rock sounds.
Vega, Suzanne "Solitude Standing" LP (A&M) New reissue of the classic 1987 LP, featuring 'Tom's Diner' & 'Luka'.
Fleetwood Mac "Mirage" LP (WEA) Reissue of their album from 1982.
Fleetwood Mac "Tango In The Night" LP (Rhino) The final studio album released by the quintet of Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie and Stevie Nicks now reissued on vinyl.
Bare, Bobby "Things Change" CD (BFD) His first record in 5 years and includes a collaboration with Chris Stapleton.
Jaye, Sally "Amarillo" LP (Foe Killer) Cut directly from the original analog tapes, in this special 10th Anniversary Edition.
Rusalnaia "Time Takes Away" LP (Feeding Tube) New sophomore LP from the duo of England's Sharron Kraus and Philadelphia's Gillian Chadwick. Mysterious vocal over-layered folk and psychedelic rock invention.
Taussig, Harry / Max Ochs "The Music Of Harry Taussig & Max Ochs ' LP (Tompkins Square)
Sing It High, Sing It Low: Tumbleweed Records 1971-1973" CD/LP (Light In The Attic) In 1971, Larry Ray and Bill Szymczyk fled an earthquake and a debauched L.A. music scene to claim their own slice of utopia in Denver, Colorado. Instead of producing the next Janis Joplin or Jimi Hendrix, Ray and Szymczyk turned their sights on idiosyncratic wunderkinds like Pete McCabe, moody songwriters Robb Kunkel and Danny Holien, psych-folk rocker Arthur Gee, all the while providing a platform for more established musicians like Albert Collins, Michael Stanley, and Dewey Terry. This compilation release not only showcases their label's vision and early work, but begins a major reappraisal of Tumbleweed's catalog by bringing these songs out of the shadows.
Perry, Lee "Scratch Attack!" CD (Clocktower) New CD reissue of the 1988 released Lee Scratch Perry compilation.
SOUL / FUNK
El Michels Affair "Return To The 37th Chamber" LP (Big Crown) Anticipated follow up to 2009's underground cult classic Enter the 37th Chamber. This time, in addition to re-interpreting the Wu compositions for a live band, EMA pays homage to the production and sonic fog that makes a RZA beat so recognizable. From start to finish it's a dark trip that walks the line between RZA's timeless hip-hop aesthetic and the cinematic soul.
Peebles, Melvin Van "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song" LP (Fantasy)
Charles Maurice present AOR Global Sounds 1976-1985 Volume 3" 2LP (Favorite) New third edition of the AOR Global Sounds compilations series presents a selection of 14 rare and hidden tracks, produced between 1976 and 1985. A fine overview of the AOR and West Coast influences for many artists in the late '70s and early '80s. Features: Jeff Silna, Out Of The Fog, Willy Santana, and more.
Akwaba Abidjan: Afrofunk In 1970's Ivory-Coast" LP (Oriki Music) New Oriki Music compilation, includes some serious 1970s Afro dancefloor hits and the Ivory Coast's hardest to find deep funk, Afrobeat, Manding, and tropical rhythms tunes. Compiled by pioneer African music digger and respected DJ Greg De Villanova. Features: Moussa Doumbia, De Frank Jr, Francis Kingsley, and more.
Ethiopiques 7" Box Set" 7" (Heavenly Sweetness) New limited reissue of 6 Ethiopian 7"s featuring original artwork all housed in a nice box and includes an informational booklet. Featuring the great Mulatu Astatké, Girma Béyéné, Mahamoud Ahmed, Getatchew Mekuria, Tlahoun Gésséssé, and Ali Mohamed Birra.
Saigon Supersound Vol. 1" 2LP (Saigon Supersound) New compilation of the so-called "Golden Music" of south of Vietnam, a fusion of Vietnamese music with western pop music, with tracks from 1965 to 1975. The compilation includes several tunes reissued for the very first time since their original release.
Ahmad Jamal Trio, The "The Awakening" LP (Be With Records) Ahmad Jamal is a jazz giant and The Awakening is his iconic masterpiece. The landmark deep trio session - recorded in NYC and released on Impulse! in 1970 - is an essential album and perennially sought-after on vinyl, so Be With Records are delighted to make it available again.
Berthling, Johan / Martin Küchen / David Carlsson "Threnody, At The Gates" LP (Trost) Newly released live recording from November 1, 2015, of the trio of Johan Berthling (double bass), Martin Küchen (tenor and soprano saxophones, retardophone, flute), and Steve Noble (drums and percussion).
Hiroshi & Claudia "Six To Six" LP (The Roundtable)
Jackson / Baker / Kirshner "The Noisy Miner" CS (Monofonus)
Konstrukt (Feat. Graham Massey & David McLean) "Live At Islington Mill" CS (Monofonus) New cassette from Konstrukt from Istanbul! "Live at Islington Mill" finds Konstrukt working with 2 amazing guest artists Graham Massey (of 808 State) and David McLean (of the Tombed Visions label). This live recording from last year finds the Turkish group and their guests filtering free jazz through a 70's era-Miles approach.
Kurzmann, Christof & Mats Gustafsson "Falling And Five Other Failings" LP (Trost) New LP of Mats Gustafsson (slide, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones) and Christof Kurzmann (software, voice, and live processing) in collaboration. Recorded, mixed & mastered in Vienna. Limited edition of 300 with screen-printed covers.
Monas "Freedom" CS (Monofonus) Debut release from Monas. Monas is Colin Fisher (saxophone, guitar), Johnny DeBlase (electric bass) & Kid Millions (drums). "Freedom" features two side-long improvisations - one with Fisher on guitar and the other with Fisher on saxophone, both equally ecstatic.
Necks "Unfold" LP (Ideologic Organ) New full-length release from the Australian trio. The Necks have always excelled at bypassing musical cliches whilst exploring and extending the practices embedded within improvisation, jazz, post rock, ambient, minimal, and textural music. This latest document from this long-running ensemble presents itself as a double LP, with four 'unfolding' side-length tracks.
Kaleidoscope "Volume 3" LP Feel It New full-length from the NYC trio. Volume 3 presents the band's well-refined taste for international punk, psychedelic hardcore, and experimentation.
Running "Live At WFMU" CS (Monofonus)
Bloodstains Across Virginia" LP (Feel It)
Danzig "Black Laden Crown" CD (Season of Mist) New studio full-length from Glenn and band.
Master "s/t" LP (Hammerheart) New reissue of the debut full length from this cult US death / thrash band. Master's first album was originally recorded in 1985 for Combat Recordings but eventually shelved. In 1990 the album was recorded at Morrisound with Scott Burns but Nuclear Blast didn't approve this recording and had the band re-record the album again. Master is one of the earliest bands in the world labeled as death metal.
Solstafir "Berdreyminn" CD (Season of Mist) New full-length from the progressive Icelandic metal band. Deluxe edition.
PROG / PYSCH
Golem "Orion Awakes" LP (Mental Experience) New first ever official vinyl reissue of Golem's Orion Awakes. Orion Awakes was recorded and produced circa 1976 by Toby Robinson, aka Genius P. Orridge -- a glorious blend of space-rock, kraut, and psychedelia, courtesy of the mysterious Golem. Plenty of Hammond organ, analogue synths, ripping guitar, effects, trippy jams. First ever released on CD only in 1996. RIYL: Gila, Guru Guru, Novalis, Neu!, Hawkwind, Brainticket, Pink Floyd, etc.
Trad, Gras och Stenar "Tack For Kaffet (So Long)" LP (Subliminal Sounds) LP back in stock. Long-awaited and unexpected new album from the legendary Swedish pioneers of transcendental psychedelic rock music and DIY culture in general. Tack För Kaffet (So Long) is a tribute to deceased band members and dear friends Torbjörn Abelli and Thomas Mera Gartz from the original foursome. The sounds were captured on tape in their workshop in the countryside and consists mainly of improvised moments where the sounds travel beyond time and space, something that has been TGS hallmark over the years from International Harvester to Parson Sound, to the more focused and expansive Trad, Gras Och Stenar efforts. A manifestation of improvised timelessly organic music and free creation.
Ciani, Suzanne "Lixiviation" LP (Finders Keepers) 2017 repress. A collection of unexposed electronic experiments by Suzanne Ciani from 1969-1985. The American-Italian composer was the first point of call for electronic music services in both the underground experimental fields and the commercial advertising worlds alike. Lixiviation complies and re-contextualizes both secret music and commercial experiments.
"Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain" CD/LP (Superior Viaduct) Previously unreleased recording of Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain's breathtaking premier performance at The Kitchen in NYC, 1972. Ten Years featured a row of projections arranged side-by-side, shuffling stripes and cascading into each other. For two hours the music throbbed and the projectors incrementally shifted inwards, gradually uniting to form one pulsating, overlapping picture. Available to hear for the first time, featuring Laurie Spiegel and Rhys Chatham and arriving just over a year since the Conrad's death, Ten Years effectively forms some of the earliest documentation of Tony Conrad solo, just one year before his legendary ..with Faust LP. Completely mesmerizing, the instinctively fearless and intense results could be compared to a distillation of folk immediacy, rock's lusting urge, and the hypnosis of tribal/trance/techno musics, with a heightened hallucinogenic quality. It's a stunning piece of music that will repay the attentive, attuned listener.
Palestine, Charlemagne & Grumbling Fur Time Machine Orchestra "Omminggg And Schlomminggg" LP (Important ) New release from continuous music pioneer Charlemagne Palestine, performing with the Grumbling Fur Time Machine Orchestra (London based multi-disciplinary artists Daniel O'Sullivan and Alexander Tucker). This double LP captures a performance of the trio live in Copenhagen on November 28th, 2016, and the signature strumming of Palestine's piano augmented by Tucker and O'Sullivan's earthware electronics and processed strings.
"Descending Moonshine Dervishes" LP (Beacon Sound) Back in stock. New limited remastered reissue of Terry Riley's Descending Moonshine Dervishes, originally released in 1982. Recorded live in Berlin in 1975, and largely improvised, Riley plays a modified Yamaha organ with variable resistors to facilitate tuning in just intonation. Though referred to as the "father of minimalism", the 81-year-old Riley has ranged widely in the intervening decades, deeply influenced by jazz, North Indian classical music, and a distinctly West Coast strain of radical spirituality
Riley, Terry "Songs For The Ten Voices Of The Two Prophets" LP (Beacon Sound) Back in stock. New limited remastered reissue of Terry Riley's Songs For The Ten Voices Of The Two Prophets, originally released in 1983. Recorded live in Munich in 1982 using two Prophet synthesizers and voice. Songs For The Ten Voices Of The Two Prophets is a reflection of Riley's ongoing interest in melding improvisation, electronic music, and the raga vocal stylings of his mentor, Pandit Pran Nath.
Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1978 - 1992" LP (Music From Memory) For their first multi-artist compilation, Music From Memory take us on a trip to the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1978-1992 is a double LP that explores the outer reaches of Brazilian music, where indigenous rhythms mix with synthesizers and where MPB mingles with drum computers. As Brazil faced the last years of its military dictatorship and transition to democracy, a generation of forward-thinking musicians developed an alternative vision of Brazilian music and culture. This compilation is a unique introduction to this visionary music, striking a unique sonic signature of the Brazilian landscape and tradition that is full of innovation, experimentation, and beauty.
"The Petrified Forest" CD/LP (Biophon) New mini LP from Norwegian electronic musician & mountain climber Geir Jenssen's long-running ambient project Biosphere. On 'The Petrified Forest' Jenssen maintains his fascination with natural landscapes, in a sort of impressionistic illustration of Archie Mayo's 1936 film of the same name. A serene space akin to one of Wolfgang Voigt's wistful Gas spaces, and recalls Pye Corner Audio waltzing into the dawn, or late '90s AFX or Ae.
Birchall / Smal / Webster "Drop Out" CS (Monofonus) New release from the UK meets Amsterdam trio of David Birchall (guitar), Rogier Smal (drums) & Colin Webster (alto sax). "Drop Out" is the first release from this trio and they waste no time jumping off. RIYL Borbetomagus, Blue Humans, Flying Luttenbachers, Brotzmann, "free rock" / "noise jazz", maybe. Edition of 150.
Black Cube Marriage "Astral Cube" LP (El Paraiso Records) New debut release from the 11-person ensemble consisting of Chicago-based Rob Mazurek (Tortoise), members of São Paulo Underground, Austin-based Marriage, Jonathan Horne and Steve Jansen. Astral Cube draws from multiple styles and traditions, and the result is a sonic eruption where past, present, north, east, south, organic, and electronic collide. Traces of cosmic jazz appear alongside abstract electronics and heavily manipulated instruments -- Edition of 500.
Coverdale, Kara-Lis "Grafts" LP (Boomkat) New mini-album from the Canadian composer, a blissfully introspective 22-minute piece for keys, samplers, and EQs in three parts. Uncompromisingly distinct while redolent of modal minimalism, '70s new age, and folk music, Grafts effectively blurs distinctions between traditional composition and more open, overlapping genres that hover in the half-light between acoustic and electronic refinement. Kara-Lis has previously contributed to records by Tim Hecker, Lee Bannon, and How To Dress Well. RIYL: Terry Riley, Arthur Russell, Charlemagne Palestine, Erik Satie, Fennesz, Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, maybe.
Dedekind Cut "American Zen" LP (Hospital Productions) New expanded vinyl reissue of Lee Bannon's 2016 limited release cassette for his Dedekind Cut moniker. American Zen finds its center in quivering, pensive drones and fractured small sounds, with splashes of distant percussion, hard panned vocal snips, and a slowly escalating harmonic sea. Unfolds at a glacial pace in five parts. RIYL William Basinski, Chino Amobi & Rabit's collaborations, Torn Hawk, and The Caretaker. Includes two bonus tracks not available on the cassette release, one of which was recorded with Alex Zhang Hungtai of Dirty Beaches.
Enney, Roe "Glare" LP (Root Strata) A somnambulant journey through psychedelic bedroom fantasy-scapes, Glare is Roe Enney's first proper LP. Following a few under-the-radar cassette releases, Glare was recorded over the last couple years in the late evening. Mastered by Sean McCann.
Majkowski, Mike "Days And Other Days" LP (Monofonus)
Melchior, Dan "Born Under A Grey Sign" LP (Monofonus)
More Eaze / A.F. Jones / Steve Falto "st" CS (Monofonus)
No UFOs "NU LP for RS" LP (Root Strata) Konrad Jandavs presents his first proper LP as No UFO's with NU LP For RS, six years after his first NO UFO wax release for the Spectrum Spools label. Jandavs utilizes tape machines, foley libraries, and rare synthesizers and amplifiers to construct an oblique concrete sound world. RIYL Valerio Tricoli or Lettera 22, maybe.
Sound American "The Cassette Issue" CS (Monofonus)
Turman, Robert "Veiling Reflections" CS (Präsens Editionen) Limited ambient soundscape by industrial-pioneer Robert Turman. A one-hour dark ambient-jam that is to equal parts narcotic and haunting. Professionally dubbed cassette tapes; Edition of 100.
Jupiter-C "001" (Clint Mansell) LP Invada EP features remixes from legendary film score composer Clint Mansell (Moon, Requiem for a Dream, Black Mirror) and also from East India Youth. With darkly-hued synths and pulsing drum machines, this project is reminiscent of works by Joy Division, The Cure, The KVB and Siouxsie And The Banshees.
Cabral, Marcos "Pest Control" 12" (Mule Musiq ) New 12" EP from the NYC producer. Three tracks of punchy, energetic machine-ism. Addictive polyrhythms and lo-fi hardware pulses.
Cadency "Gazing in a Social Hub" 12" (Cabrera)
Clouds "HTID: Heaven-Sent Tekno Impakting Dancefloors, Or Hardcore Till I Die" 2LP (Electric Deluxe) HTID is a chomping, foaming, kinda nutty set of industrial techno-jungle half-breeds. No fireworks, no dazzle, just techno.
Headless Horseman "Hollowed/Weeping Willow/Gallows" LP (Elektron Grammofon) Headless Horseman back with three-tracks of eerie techno.
Phase Fatale "Anubis" 12" (Unterton) New 12" from the Berlin-based NY producer.
Trent, Ron "Prescription: Word, Sound & Power" 6LP (Rush Hour) Prescription: Word, Sound & Power presents the groundbreaking Chicago based house label's anthology, holding milestone songs. Chez Damier and Ron Trent started the Prescription label in 1993, releasing some two-dozen singles in a four-year span, many of which attained legendary status on the underground scene, and helped define the 1990s deep house sound. This anthology holds numerous classics that have been out of press for years, along with previously unreleased tracks.
Unconscious "La Caduta Di Lucifero" 12" (Blackwater Label) A dark and obscure texture, with melodies to touch the inner places of the soul.
Underworld "Beaucoup Fish" LP (UMe)
Arena, Antonio & Fabio Fabor "
Superman" LP (Spettro)
Amore" by Vangelis (Papathanassiou) LP (Monster Melodies) New vinyl reissue of Vangelis' long lost soundtrack of Amore (1973), a film by Henry Chapier. The soundtrack had previously been unreleased, the recording dating back to July 1973 saw it's first vinyl release in 2015. Chapier speaking about the score: "He told me, 'I improvise from images.' This is a technique that is practiced today, but back then, it was unheard of. We did not have people like him, who recorded the sound on sixteen tracks, playing all the instruments themselves and who already had in mind how they would edit the soundtrack." Reissued here on colored vinyl.
Castlevania 3: Dracula's Curse" Konami Kukeiha Club 2LP (Mondo) Mondo is proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the CASTLEVANIA franchise with the premiere vinyl release of the original soundtrack to the 1989 Famicom / Nintendo Entertainment System Three-quel / Prequel: DRACULA'S CURSE.
Contraband" Fabio Frizzi (aka Luca Il Contrabbandiere). LP (Death Waltz)
Femmine Insaziabili" Bruno Nicolai LP (Spettro)
Fight Club (1999)" Dust Brothers LP (Mondo) Mondo presents The Dust Brothers only film score to date, on vinyl again after 15 years. Fight Club is one of the best sequenced scores to come out of the 90s. Weaving all of the films cues from the film into 16 songs, the album winds up feeling like the best instrumental Trip-Hop album you've never heard. Check it out, but remember, you are not your record collection.
Girl With All The Gifts, The" Cristobal Tapia De Veer LP (Death Waltz)
Monster Squad" Bruce Broughton LP (Mondo) Available on vinyl for the first time, Mondo is proud to present Bruce Broughton's score to Fred Dekker directed, Shane Black scripted cult classic The Monster Squad.
Raw" Jim Williams LP (Death Waltz)
Silent Hill" Konami Digital Entertainment LP (Mondo) Mondo is proud present the premiere Vinyl release of the soundtrack to the haunting, original Playstation title Silent Hill. Don't let the tone of the plucky mandolin driven opening track fool you, this is one of the most haunting soundtracks we've ever released. Full of hair-raising, pulse-pounding, industrial cues - this soundtrack is the stuff of nightmares - which is important, since Silent Hill (and its subsequent sequels) has it's feet planted firmly in the legacy of survival horror gaming.
Solaris" Cliff Martinez LP (Invada) Martinez soundtrack to the 2002 remake, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring George Clooney.
Summertime Killer (1972)" Luis Bacalov LP (Beat Ball Music)
Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995)" v/a LP (Real Gone Music)
" by Tony Todd / Bleak December LP (Cadabra) Dracula adapted for audio, pressed grey marbled vinyl, in an edition of 500.