Terminal Mind, formed in 1978, was one of the early first-wave punk acts in Austin, TX. Based far from the urban roots of a genre in its earliest stages, the band absorbed influences as disparate as Pere Ubu, Roxy Music, John Cale, and Wire. The life span was short, but their influence touched many of the next generation of Texas noise and hardcore acts as they shared bills with fellow proto-punks The Huns and Standing Waves at Raul's, The Big Boys on the UT campus, and even opened for Iggy Pop at the Armadillo World Headquarters.
Founding members Steve Marsh and the Murray Brothers, Doug and Greg, started as a trio before adding synthesizer player Jack Crow. Steve Marsh moved to New York with his experimental noise band Miracle Room (before eventually returning to Austin and forming space/psychedelic rock band Evil Triplet and beginning an experimental solo project dubbed Radarcave), while Doug Murary joined the Skunks and Greg Murray played in a later version of The Big Boys. Jack Crow passed away in 1994.
This collection of songs is a journey back to the 'anything goes' first steps of American punk as it left the dirty streets of New York and Los Angeles and made its way into the heartland. Like the Austin of 1978, Recordings is a small outpost of musical individualism that planted seeds for the alternative music explosion familiar to later generations.
Recordings will be available on LP, CD and download on January 12th, 2018 via Sonic Surgery Records.
Artist: Terminal MindAlbum: RecordingsLabel: Sonic Surgery RecordsRelease Date: January 12, 2018
01. I Want to Die Young02. Refugee03. Sense of Rhythm04. Zombieland05. Obsessed With Crime06. Fear In the Future07. Radioactive08. Bridges Are For Burning09. (I Give Up On) Human Rights10. Black11. Missing Pieces12. Bureaucracy
On The Web:supersecretrecords.com/bands/terminal-mind
― dow, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 01:45 (five months ago) Permalink
Some albums I didn't mention on RR 17: here's a couple of follow-ups to Omnivore's (legit, expanded) 2016 reissue of Henske & Yester's Farewell Aldebaran:
JERRY YESTERPASS YOUR LIGHT AROUNDFILE UNDER: Y/ROCKDIGIPAKSRLP: $16.98 / BOX LOT: 30FULL ALBUMIN STORES OCTOBER 6, 2017WWW.OMNIVORERECORDINGS.COMWWW.FACEBOOK.COM/OMNIVORERECORDINGSWWW.TWITTER.COM/OMNIVORERECORDSCD:Digital:KEY SELLING POINTS• 15 previously unissued tracks recorded throughout the 1970s.• Songwriting collaboration with Larry Beckett (Tim Buckley).• Liners feature new interviews with Yester and Beckett.IN THE ’60S AND ’70S, IT WAS NOT RARE TO SEE JERRYYester’s name on classic albums. Whether producing acts like TheAssociation, The Turtles, Tim Buckley, or Tom Waits, or hearing him inbands like The Modern Folk Quartet, Rosebud, The Lovin’ Spoonful, orwith Judy Henske on the (now) classic Farewell Aldebaran—aside froma pair of 1967 singles, there wasn’t a Jerry Yester “solo album” fromthat period, as he was so busy creating music with and for other artists.Pass Your Light Around collects the songs recorded in various studiosthroughout the 1970s (and even one dating back as far as 1964 fromhis Bleeker Street apartment). The songs were written with poet/lyricist and Tim Buckley collaborator Larry Beckett (who he got toknow while producing Buckley’s Goodbye And Hello and HappySad), and feature performances by Yester, *Rosebud bandmates DavidVaught and John Seiter, future Lone Justice member Don Heffington,and even Laurel Masse from The Manhattan Transfer, among others.In true Yester fashion, the instrumentation moves from classic guitarbased instrumentation to strings, celeste, harmonium and synthesizer.Produced by Jerry Yester with Grammy ® Award-Winner Cheryl Pawelski,the sources for all the tracks were pulled from Jerry’s personal archives,and mastered by Grammy ® -winning engineer Michael Graves. These15 previously unissued tracks act as what could, and should havebeen another Yester-tagged classic, but this time under his own name.Packaging contains photos, lyrics, and a new essay from BarryAlfonso detailing the genesis of the songs and recordings, augmentedby new interviews with both Yester and Beckett.While it may have taken over 40 years to hear it, as Alfonso says in hisliner notes, “What matters is that this remarkable music is available afterfour decades of obscurity. The light never dimmed. Now it’s finallyready to be shared.”1. Pass Your Light Around2. My Dusty Darling3. Brooklyn Girl4. The Whiskey Moon5. Showboat6. The Sun Is Like A Big Brass Band7. Corn Cracker8. Dance For Me, Anna Lee9. With A Hickory Pole10. Seesaw11. The Minutes12. The Rose13. Across The Persian Gulf14. All I Can Do Is Dance15. Hip ToadAll tracks previously unissuedJERRYYESTERPass Your Light AroundPhoto: Henry Diltz***************************************************************************************************************Speaking of Rosebud:
ROSEBUDROSEBUDFILE UNDER: R/ROCKCD: DIGIPAKSRLP: 16.98 / BOX LOT: 305% DISCOUNT THROUGH 6/23/2017AVAILABLE JUNE 16, 2017WWW.OMNIVORERECORDINGS.COMWWW.FACEBOOK.COM/OMNIVORERECORDINGSWWW.TWITTER.COM/OMNIVORERECORDSKEY SELLING POINTS• Remastered and expanded reissue of the1971 classic.• Contains 10 bonus tracks—7 previouslyunissued .• Packaging contains rare ephemera andnew interviews with band members JudyHenske, Jerry Yester, and Craig Doerge.The iconic 1971 release – expanded with 10 bonus tracks!When Judy Henske and Jerry Yester’s (now revered) Farewell Aldebaran sadly disappeared into legend,they decided to take a different approach for their next release—becoming a “band.” Adding songwriterand multi-instrumentalist Craig Doerge (pronounced “Durgee”) and John Seiter (known for his workwith Spanky & Our Gang and The Turtles), Rosebud was born. After recording was done and the album“fi nished”—the band added Bassist David Vaught. Additional songs were laid down, and others re-moved in lieu of the new material. Finally, in 1971—Rosebud the album appeared.In his liner notes, Barry Alfonso (acclaimed author and songwriter) says “French choral numbers, gospelrockers, nostalgic ballads, angelic lullabies—it sounds like the contents of a greatest hits collection.In fact, the above tracks are all found on the sole album by Rosebud, an L.A.-based quintet that barelylasted a year.”Rosebud, is indeed, all of that and much more. While inching Henske & Yester closer to the main-stream, Rosebud is just as daring as Aldebaran, as its songs have the same studio sophistication,hook-laden material, and wit.To make this reissue even more special, 10 bonus tracks have been added, 7 of which are previouslyunissued. The packaging contains photos and ephemera, tracing the changing history in the makingof the album, as well as new interviews with Henske, Yester and Doerge in Alfonso’s essay. Producedfor release by Grammy ® -winning Producer Cheryl Pawelski, and new mastering and restoration byMichael Graves (who also has won a few Grammys ® himself), Rosebud is ready to take the uninitiatedon a journey, and adds nearly another album’s worth of rare singles and unheard tracks for those wholoved the original.Named after the sled in Orson Welles’ iconic Citizen Kane, Rosebud is a secret no more.JERRY YESTER, JUDY HENSKE, CRAIG DOERGE, JOHN SEITERORIGINAL ALBUMPanamaLe SoleilRenoWestern WisconsinLoreleiSalvationLullabye II(Summer Carol)The Yum Yum ManRoll Home CheyenneFlying To MorningBONUS TRACKSLazyReno (MONO SINGLE VERSION)Mercury Of Fools *Hey Old Friend (JUDY VOCAL) *Le Soleil (DEMO) *What’s The MatterWith Sam *Easy On Me, Easy *Father Of SoulsMercury Of Fools (DEMO) *Hey Old Friend(JERRY VOCAL) (DEMO) ** PREVIOUSLY UNISSUEDRosebudKEY SELLING POINTSThe iconic 1971 release – expanded with 10 bonus tracks!Photo: Henry Diltz
― dow, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 02:13 (five months ago) Permalink
Human Sexual Response - In A Roman Mood. Finally has a CD reissue, being sold on eBay along with a new printing of their debut.
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 16:33 (five months ago) Permalink
More catching up:
The ChoirArtifact: TheUnreleased AlbumFILE UNDER: C/ROCKDIGIPAKSRLP: $16.98 / BOX LOT: 305% DISCOUNT THROUGH 2/23/2018FULL ALBUMIN STORES FEBRUARY 16, 2018WWW.OMNIVORERECORDINGS.COMWWW.FACEBOOK.COM/OMNIVORERECORDINGSWWW.TWITTER.COM/OMNIVORERECORDSCD:Digital:KEY SELLING POINTS• Unreleased material from Cleveland legends, whosemembers would eventually form Raspberries.• Packaging contains liners and rare photosfrom band members.• Restored and mastered by the team behindRaspberries’ acclaimed Pop Art Live .Cleveland Ohio is not only the home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, butthe birthplace of many classic musical acts. The Choir’s first release wasan acclaimed single on Canadian-American Records (eventually picked upby Roulette). It gained them opening spots for The Who and The Yardbirdsamong others, but the group eventually dissipated and morphed into otherbands including the James Gang, and eventually, Raspberries.Some of their original recordings have been complied on import EPs, vari-ous compilations, and on the expanded boxed set of Lenny Kaye’s Nuggetsseries, but not much is known about the band’s second wind. Until now.Artifact: The Unreleased Album showcases 10 tracks, recorded in 1969,making their first appearance anywhere. They resonate with the originalChoir vibe, adding in post-British Invasion influences like Procol Harum.Recently unearthed by Suma Recordings operator Ken Hammon’s sonPaul Hammon, they have been lovingly restored by Tommy Allen andDucky Carlisle, whose work has been universally lauded after their workon Raspberries’ Pop Art Live.The packaging contains liners from Eric Carmen, Al Kaston, and Choirmembers Denny Carleton and Phil Giallombardo, plus a family tree, andrare photos from the bands’ collections. Artifact: The Unreleased Albumis a trip to the late ’60s church of rock ’n’ roll.theC hoir1. ANYWAY I CAN2. IF THESE ARE MEN3. LADYBUG4. I CAN’T STAY IN YOUR LIFE5. DAVID WATTS6. HAVE I NO LOVE TO OFFER7. FOR ERIC8. IT’S ALL OVER9. BORIS’ LAMENT10. MUMMER BANDI went to see The Choir when I was 16, andimmediately wanted to join their band. Theywere a great group that had many lives andmany members. This album was made by oneof the last and final versions of the band. Thisrecently discovered recording is sure to rekindlefond memories for the many fans of The Choir,including myself. Give it a spin, and enjoy aspecial piece of Cleveland rock history.—Eric CarmenDecember 2017: ARTIFACT : THE UNRELEASED ALBUM :***************************************************************************************************************
RASPBERRIESPOP ART LIVEFILE UNDER: R/ROCKDIGIPAKSRLP: $22.98 / BOX LOT: 305% DISCOUNT THROUGH 8/25/2017FULL ALBUMIN STORES AUGUST 18, 2017WWW.OMNIVORERECORDINGS.COMWWW.FACEBOOK.COM/OMNIVORERECORDINGSWWW.TWITTER.COM/OMNIVORERECORDS2-CD:Digital:KEY SELLING POINTS• Dynamic recording of the Raspberriesfi rst live show in 30 years.• Liner notes from Academy Award ® -winnerand music scribe Cameron Crowe.• Memorabilia & ephemera from Raspberriesaficionado Bernir Hogya.• Perfect renditions of all the hits plus covers of classicsongs by the The Beatles, The Who & The Choir.Photo by Gene Taylor“Having waited this long to witness the impossible—Raspberries live—weshowed up two hours early, parking our car in the empty parking lot . . .[and] moments before the house lights went down, we looked at each otherand said the words that we never thought we would ever say: ‘We’re at aRaspberries concert.’ Then it began . . . ”—Ken Sharp and Bernie Hogya from the liner notes to Pop Art Live.November 26, 2004, the stage was set for a reunion most thought could never hap-pen—the Raspberries Live In Concert! Over 30 years since the original four membersof Raspberries last played together, Pop Art Live captures opening night, at Cleveland’sHouse of Blues, as never before! You will experience the power and magic that led thegroup to a successful reunion tour in 2005.Founding members Eric Carmen, Wally Bryson, David Smalley, and Jim Bonfanti power-fully muscle through 28 slices of pure rock ’n’ roll heaven, bringing to life the legacyof power pop’s founding fathers. Brilliantly mixed by longtime Raspberries’ associateTommy Allen, the Midwestern quartet has never sounded this good!Pop Art Live contains live versions of songs from all four of the Raspberries’ classicoriginal studio albums including the hits “Go All The Way,” “I Wanna Be With You,”“Let’s Pretend,” and “Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)” as well as perfect renditions oftimeless favorites by The Beatles and The Who.Also included in this 2-CD package are refl ections and testimonials from AcademyAward ® -winning fi lmmaker and rock scribe Cameron Crowe and longtime Raspberriesafi cionados Bernie Hogya and Ken Sharp. Hogya also contributes a wealth of ephemerafrom opening night in Cleveland.The Raspberries are one of rock’s most treasured bands infl uencing everyone from JohnLennon to Bruce Springsteen to Paul Westerberg!. Pop Art Live is an essential documentof that band, providing another chapter to their lasting impact! The Raspberries Live . . .they said it would never happen . . . they were wrong.KEY SELLING POINTSRASPBERRIESPOP ART LIVEDISC ONE:1. I Wanna BeWith You2. Play On3. I Can’t Explain4. Nobody Knows5. Let’s Pretend6. Don’t WannaSay Goodbye7. Party’s Over8. Overnight Sensation(Hit Record)9. Might As Well10. It Seemed So Easy11. Baby’s In Black12. If You ChangeYour Mind13. Tonight14. I Can RememberDISC TWO:1. Starting Over2. Last Dance3. I Saw The Light4. No Reply5. When You WereWith Me6. It’s Cold Outside7. Should I Wait8. Come AroundAnd See Me9. Makin’ It Easy10. Ticket To Ride11. Hard To Get OverA Heartbreak12. Ecstasy13. I’m A Rocker14. Go All The Way
― dow, Thursday, 4 January 2018 00:58 (five months ago) Permalink
that Human Sexual Response record is good fun, I picked it up on vinyl for five bucks, not a lost classic or anything
― Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 4 January 2018 02:15 (five months ago) Permalink
This reads like a parody, but…
Solid Space - [/i]Space Museum[/i]Dark Entries RecordsDE-190January 2018
"Dark Entries is honored to finally present the first ever official vinyl reissue of Space Museum by Solid Space. Solid Space was the British duo of Dan Goldstein (keyboards, vocals) and Matthew 'Maf' Vosburgh (guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals) formed in 1980. Dan and Matthew met at the age of 11 while attending school in north London. In late 1978 at at the age of 14, they formed Exhibit 'A' with Paul “Platypus” and Andrew “Lunchbox” Bynghall. They recorded two EPs in 1979 and 1980, self-released on Irrelevant Wombat Records and appeared on 'The Thing From The Crypt' compilation. After the dissolution of the group, Mathew started taking his guitar over to Dan’s house where he’d play his Casio MT-30 and they would record songs. Eventually a second hand drum machine and Wasp synthesizer were acquired from classified ads in Melody Maker and the Solid Space sound was born. By this time they were just turning 18 and finally found the freedom to make the music they’d had in their heads.
Over the course of the next two years the band assembled eleven bedroom recordings that would become one of the most cherished DIY obscurities of its kind. Their debut album ‘Space Museum’ was released in 1982 on cassette by In Phaze Records. All of the songs were mixed by label boss Pat Bermingham on 8-track tape at The Shed, in Ilford, which was literally a garden shed. The band's music and lyrics were heavily indebted to science fiction, in particular the 1960s television series Doctor Who. ‘Space Museum’ is an unveiling of atmospheric, minimalist post punk supported by bright melodies. The music combines drum machines and synths with acoustic guitar and toy drums whilst also experimenting with samples between tracks. Lyrics deal with space travel and a general sense of dejection. Representing a bubbling spirit within the underground, they foreshadowed an entire world of independent music which would emerge across the 80’s and well into the 90’s. For this reissue we’ve included two bonus tracks from the band’s archive, “Platform 6” originally released on the B-side of the second single by Exhibit ‘A’, this song features only Dan and Matthew and is the first Solid Space track ever recorded. “Tutti Lo Sanno” is a cover of In Phaze label mates Marine Girls, though the lyrics have been changed to suit the gender of the new singer.
Each song has been carefully remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The record is sleeved in a replica of the cassette artwork featuring the Cybermen and Jamie (surely Zoe? - pedantic Jeff) from the Doctor Who episode "The Wheel in Space". Every copy includes a double sided 11x11 insert with lyrics, notes and never before seen photographs of the band taken by Maf as well as a postcard featuring an original advert for the cassette."
― Jeff W, Thursday, 4 January 2018 15:04 (five months ago) Permalink
Superstar & Star“Mastermind E.P”12 inch, PB019
Superstar & Star are back on Porridge bullet with there first vinyl E.P Proper!: Mastermind E.P!
A collection of seven classic songs from Superstar’s vaults available for the first time on an Estonian Vinyl Record!
Neville Lawrence Immigrated from his home country of Trinidad to New York in the mid 80’s where, a few years later, following his fleeting east coast success, he re-settled with Wife Anne (Star) in Omaha, Nebraska where they continued to perform, produce and record music until the present day.
After releasing a cassette, 7” and 12” single with us in the last year we are happy to present yet another wonderful release from superstar and star! Big Big Hugs!
A1 • Rolling SoA2 • Any Where in the US is a PartyA3 • I Want YouA4 • Kicking at HomeB1 • No More SorrowB2 • I Ain't Missing YouB3 • I am Dreaming
― AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 11 January 2018 01:36 (five months ago) Permalink
when i pre-ordered this it had a 10/01/2018 release date. the sound clips were very distorted so i fear this will be very lofi pressing but that is admittedly par for the course for Superstar & Star anyways
― AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 11 January 2018 01:39 (five months ago) Permalink
From Vinyl Factory---interesting site!
Allen Ginsberg’s seminal beat opus Howl And Other Poems gets deluxe box set releaseBy Gabriela HelfetPublished onJanuary 9, 2018CategoryNewsShare
“A poetic rage against society’s conformism and capitalism.”
Allen Ginsberg’s Howl And Other Poems is being rereleased in a new vinyl box set, this February by Craft Recordings.
Read next: The story of the beat generation in 10 records
A 1959 recording of Ginsberg reading Howl and Other Poems in Chicago was originally released on translucent red vinyl.
The Howl deluxe box set includes a reissue of this red LP, a replica of the original poetry book published by City Lights in 1956, a photograph of Ginsberg and a booklet with liner notes by Ann Charters and poet Anne Waldman.
Though an unofficial repress was released in March 2017, this is Howl’s first official reissue in over 30 years.
Listen to the 1959 Chicago reading, and check out the track list below ahead of its 22nd February release.
A1. A Supermarket In CaliforniaA2. Transcription Of Organ MusicA3. AmericaA4. In Back Of The RealA5. Strange Cottage In BerkeleyA6. Europe, EuropeA7. Kaddish
B1. HowlB2. The Sunflower SutraB3. Footnote To HowlGabriela HelfetMore by Gabriela HelfetShare001Most Read This Week
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― dow, Saturday, 13 January 2018 01:54 (five months ago) Permalink
Aother one from Vinyl FactoryElectronic music pioneer and Can co-founder Holger Czukay 5xLP retrospective box set announcedWritten byGabriela HelfetPublished onJanuary 11, 2018CategoryNewsSharehttps://s3.amazonaws.com/vf-images/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/VF-HolgerCzukay-Cinema-B1.jpg
With a ‘vinyl video’ 7″ that has film footage stored on the record.
A new 5xLP Holger Czukay box set is being released this March via Gröndland, to coincide with what would have been his 80th birthday.
Listen next: VF Mix 102: Holger Czukay by DJ soFa
A musician who “bridged the gap between pop and the avant garde”, Czukay was a co-founder of German krautrock band Can, as well as pursuing a number of experimental solo projects and collaborations.
These are featured on the new retrospective Cinema box set, with five LPs which include his work with Brian Eno, Conny Plank and Jah Wobble, a 36-page booklet with liner notes plus photographs by Anton Corbijn, and the ’80s made for television film starring Czukay with his original soundtrack.
Cinema also includes Czukay’s ‘vinyl video’ 7″: “a system that makes it possible to store video footage on vinyl”, with an unreleased video of Czukay explaining the recording, and 1979 music video for ‘Cool In The Pool’.
Pre-order a copy here ahead of its 23rd March release, watch ‘Cool In The Pool’ and check out the track list below.
1. Holger Schüring Quintett – Konfigurationen (1960, previously unreleased)2. Technical Space Composer’s Crew – Canaxis (1969, Canaxis 5)3. Technical Space Composer’s Crew – Boat Woman Song (1969, Canaxis 5)4. Cluster & Eno – Ho Renomo (1977, Cluster & Eno)
1. Holger Czukay – Oh Lord Give Us More Money (1979, Movies)2. Holger Czukay – Persian Love (1979, Movies)3. Holger Czukay – Cool In The Pool (1979, Movies)4. Holger Czukay – Hollywood Symphony (1979, Movies)5. Les Vampyrettes (Czukay/Plank) – Biomutanten (1980, Les Vampyrettes)
1. Les Vampyrettes (Czukay/Plank) – Menetekel (1980, Les Vampyrettes)2. Phew (Phew/Czukay/Liebezeit/Plank) – Signal (1981, Phew)3. Holger Czukay – Witches Multiplication Table (1981, On The Way To To Peak Of Normal)4. Holger Czukay – On The Way To The Peak Of Normal (1981, On The Way To To Peak Of Normal)5. Holger Czukay – Ode To Perfume (1981, On The Way To To Peak Of Normal)6. Holger Czukay – Two Bass Shuffle (1981, On The Way To To Peak Of Normal)7. Holger Czukay/Jaki Liebezeit/Jah Wobble – How Much Are They? (1982, Full Circle)
1. Holger Czukay/Jaki Liebezeit/Jah Wobble – Trench Warfare (1982, Full Circle)2. Holger Czukay/Jaki Liebezeit/Jah Wobble – Full Circle R.P.S. (No. 7) (1982, Full Circle)3. Holger Czukay/Jaki Liebezeit/Jah Wobble – Twilight World (1982, Full Circle)4. Holger Czukay – The Photo Song (1984, Der Osten Ist Rot)5. Holger Czukay – Der Osten Ist Rot (1984, Der Osten Ist Rot)6. Holger Czukay – Das Massenmedium (1984, Der Osten Ist Rot)7. Holger Czukay – Träum Mal Wieder (1984, Der Osten Ist Rot)8. Holger Czukay – Hey Baba Reebop (1987, Rome Remains Rome)9. Holger Czukay – Hit Hit Flop Flop (1987, Rome Remains Rome)
1. Holger Czukay – Perfect World (1987, Rome Remains Rome)2. Holger Czukay – Music In The Air (1987, Rome Remains Rome)3. Holger Czukay – Ride A Radiowave (1991, Radio Wave Surfer)4. Holger Czukay – We Can Fight All Night (1991, Radio Wave Surfer)5. Holger Czukay – Through The Freezing Snow (1991, Radio Wave Surfer)6. Holger Czukay w/ Karlheinz Stockhausen – Breath Taking (2008, Second Life, previously unreleased)7. Holger Czukay & U-She – La Premiere (2008, Second Life)8. Holger Czukay / Ursa Major – 21st Century (2007, 21st Century)9. Bison (Czukay/Murphy/Smith) – Mandy (2004, Travellers)more info, audio, video posted here:https://thevinylfactory.com/news/can-co-founder-holger-czukay-box-set/
― dow, Saturday, 13 January 2018 02:03 (five months ago) Permalink
Any idea how you actually extract the video from that 7"? Do you need one of those old RCA videodisc players? VHD? I guess a laserdisc wouldn't have been esoteric enough.
― eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Saturday, 13 January 2018 20:15 (five months ago) Permalink
OMIT – Enclosures 2011–2016 [5xCD]Pica Disk 2018 • PICA044 Co-released with End of the Alphabet Records Distribution by Metamkine.
Since his first self-released cassettes in the early 1990s, New Zealand’s Clinton Williams AKA OMIT has been on a singular and personal musical journey. Described as one of the greatest outsider artists currently working in the field, OMIT employs homebuilt instruments constructed from modified electric motors and salvaged sound sources to create a startlingly original soundworld. It is a world he inhabits alone, isolated in the small town of Blenheim in southern New Zealand, but it involves a deep exploration of the human condition. Over the years OMIT’s music has become less noisy and more sparse and minimal, as open signal patterns and oblique textures pass each other in haunted spaces.
“Enclosures 2011-2016” is a 5xCD box-set co-released by Pica Disk (run by Lasse Marhaug out of Norway) and End of the Alphabet (run by Noel Meek in New Zealand) and collects OMIT’s most recent self-released albums, artefacts that originally came in super limited edition CDRs with hand-made covers between 2011 and 2016. Unavailable except directly from the artist, these beautiful works are now available remastered in a deluxe box-set along with OMIT’s famous surrealist drawings and science fiction themed artwork, plus liner notes by close friend and collaborator Bruce Russell (The Dead C/A Handful of Dust).
“Clinton Williams is the hardest-working man in minimal electronic music. He is one of two people I know fairly well who I honestly believe is possessed by genius.” – Bruce Russell (from the liner notes)
€35 ppd Europe to paypal: mail(at)lassemarhaug(dot)no€40 ppd World to paypal: mail(at)lassemarhaug(dot)no
Also available from End of the Alphabet (New Zealand)
― by the light of the burning Citroën, Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:30 (five months ago) Permalink
NINA SIMONE - THE COLPIX SINGLES
2-CD / Highlights LP Remastered In Mono, Including Seven Singles Available InTheir Original Edits For The First Time Since The 1960s, And Liner Notes By$tateside DJ And Compiler Dean Rudland
Available February 23 On $tateside Records
LOS ANGELES - Nina Simone started her musical career as a classically trained child virtuoso, whose piano recitals were local events. Strongly rooted in the works of Bach, the musician became a singer almost by accident and the rest is history. In 2018, Simone will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, cementing her role as one of the most important musicians of our time.
Throughout Simone's nearly five decade long career, her recordings reached the top of the charts and earned her cult status and critical acclaim. From 1959 to 1964 she was signed to Colpix, who relinquished all creative control to her. On February 23, $tateside Records will present this integral collection, NINA SIMONE - THE COLPIX SINGLES as a 2-CD set for $24.98, 1-LP for $21.98, and digitally on the same day.
With her voice at her finest during this time, she worked her way through jazz and blues standards such as "The Work Song" and "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)," as well as folk tunes like "Little Liza Jane," "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair," her very own "Blackbird" and "I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl."
"I played what I wanted and nothing else," said Nina of her Colpix days in her autobiography, I Put A Spell On You. "Hell, they weren't paying me well enough to tell me what to play. There was no proper producer on my records - just an engineer to set everything up, an orchestrator to write out the arrangements, and the rest I did myself."
In recent years, Nina Simone's life and career have been extensively covered in acclaimed biographies and documentaries. However, her early recordings (that do not particularly illustrate her fight for civil rights or her personal life) are often overlooked. Very little is said about her output for Colpix, yet it is with these records that she began to develop her uniqueness. Her time at the label is often distilled down to the successful series of live albums she recorded, but it was in the 7-inch singles that her progress is clearest.
From the pop-tinged opening single "Chilly Winds Don't Blow," to the hauntingly spiritual, self-penned "Blackbird" on the flipside of her final 45 for the label, Nina Simone's creative development can be traced through her Colpix singles. A performer with a breakthrough hit when she joined in 1959, she was an established artist when she left the label in 1964.
Nina Simone's background is well known. Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina, in 1933, her prodigious talent as a musician was evident early on. Spotted playing hymns in church at the age of 6, some of the town's prominent residents established the "Eunice Waymon Fund" to pay for her music lessons. A noted musician, Muriel Mazzanovich (who Nina affectionately called Miz Mazzy), trained the budding prodigy to be a classical concert pianist. It was from these humble roots that Eunice developed a lifelong love of Johann Sebastian Bach, Chopin, Brahms, Beethoven and Schubert.
After graduation she studied at Juilliard in New York before applying to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Her application was rejected; something she suspected was due to racism. The blow was devastating. Broken-hearted, she vowed to apply again, but in the meantime needed to make a living and fund her music lessons. In 1954 she took a residency playing in a bar in Atlantic City, where she was also asked to sing. It was at this point Nina Simone was born.
When the owner of the Midtown Bar asked her for her stage name, Eunice told him to call her Nina Simone. "I always liked the name Nina, and I saw the name Simone on a movie poster" (probably the French actress Simone Signoret).
Her unique blend of jazz, classical music and blues soon won her an audience, and in 1958 she signed to Bethlehem Records. Her version of George and Ira Gershwin's "I Loves You Porgy" went Top 20 on the Billboard pop chart. Her debut album Little Girl Blue followed soon afterwards. It was a bold artistic statement, especially notable for "Love Me Or Leave Me," which incorporated a touch of Bach. The contract Simone signed with Bethlehem reverberated years later when "My Baby Just Cares For Me" went to number one all over Europe and yet, having previously signed them away, she received no royalties.
In 1959 she moved to New York City. "New Year 1959 found me in a creepy marriage stuck in a tiny room with a hit record, a rising reputation, and no idea of how to make the money I needed to finish my classical training," said Nina. However, the success of "I Loves You Porgy" meant she was in demand, and Joyce O'Selznick, the talent scout for Columbia Pictures Records, Colpix, offered her a long term deal. It was an unusual label that released soundtracks, records by actors under contract to the studio, and some jazz and rhythm and blues.
The first single, "Chilly Winds Don't Blow," was written and produced by Hecky Krasnow. Hecky was best known for novelty records with Columbia Records, including Gene Autry's "Frosty the Snowman" and "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer." The follow-up was an adaptation of the spiritual "Children Go Where I Send Thee" backed with "Willow Weep For Me."
In September 1959 she was booked at NYC's Town Hall in Midtown Manhattan. The show, recorded live, mixed folk songs, ballads, jazz, and blues, as well as a couple of originals. "All these club dates had been trashy rehearsals for this, the night belonged to me," said Nina, "if you don't believe me you can listen for yourself, I was a sensation. An overnight success, like in the movies." Released as an album, Nina Simone At Town Hall would define her time at the label and lead to two further live albums. The first single from this session was "The Other Woman," coupled with "It Might As Well Be Spring" from her debut studio album for the label, The Amazing Nina Simone. It was followed by two more tracks from Town Hall, "Summertime" and "Fine And Mellow."
The next single "Since My Love Has Gone" was based on a melody by the composer Verdi, and was backed by "Tomorrow (We Shall Meet Once More)." Both of these were enhanced by dramatic, almost operatic string arrangements. This was then followed by "If Only For Tonight," paired with an exclusive edit of Simone's "Under The Lowest" taken from Nina Simone At Town Hall. Colpix had Nina return to the blues for the next release, and she excels on "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out." The B-side is even better, as she takes on "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair," a signature song she would return to time and time again.
The Nina Simone At Newport album brings us the next single: an upbeat version of "Cotton Eyed Joe" and a wonderful rendition of "Trouble In Mind." The run of compelling singles continues with her take on Oscar Brown Jr's "Work Song" which she makes her own, just as she does with B-side "Memphis In June" by Hoagy Carmichael. She surpasses herself on her next outing with readings of "You Can Have Him" and "Gin House Blues."
Keen to score a hit with Simone, Colpix sent her back to the studio for an answer to Ray Charles's smash "Hit The Road Jack." A sought-after record nowadays, "Come On Back Jack" didn't chart, and as a follow-up, the next single was "In The Evening By The Moonlight"from the Nina Simone At Newport album.
Only two more singles followed. The first one's A-side, taken from Nina Simone Sings Ellington, was a version of "I Got It Bad," and on the flipside was one of her own and finest self-penned songs, "I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl." Her final single paired the traditional folk standard "Little Liza Jane" with the astounding Simone original "Blackbird." More than any biography or documentary, this song shows how far she had matured artistically, revealing a glimpse of her future as a civil rights activist, and songs to come like "Mississippi Goddam" and "Young, Gifted And Black."
With these 27 songs, the Colpix singles trace Nina Simone's musical journey from jazz and folk singer to critically acclaimed songwriter.
CD TRACK LISTING:
CD 11. Chilly Winds Don't Blow2. Solitaire3. Children Go Where I Send You4. Willow Weep For Me5. The Other Woman6. It Might As Well Be Spring7. Summertime8. Fine And Mellow9. Since My Love Has Gone10. Tomorrow (We Will Meet Once More)11. Under The Lowest (Short Version)12. If Only For Tonight13. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out14. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair CD 21. Trouble In Mind2. Cotton-Eyed Joe3. Work Song4. Memphis In June5. You Can Have Him6. Gin House Blues7. Come On Back Jack8. You've Been Gone Too Long9. In The Evening By The Moonlight10. I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl11. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)12. Little Liza Jane13. Blackbird
LP TRACK LISTING:
Side 11. Chilly Winds Don't Blow2. Children Go Where I Send You3. The Other Woman4. Summertime6. Since My Love Has Gone6. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out7. If Only For Tonight
Side 21. Trouble In Mind2. Work Song3. Gin House Blues4. Come On Back Jack5. In The Evening By The Moonlight6. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)7. Little Liza Jane
― dow, Thursday, 18 January 2018 21:49 (five months ago) Permalink
Drawing Room Records reissues New Zealand-based Sandra Bell's second album!
Out March 30th, Net not only will be available on vinyl for the first time but the reissue also compiles two stellar singles, “Angel” and the Chord double 7 inch.
Stream "Trains" now over on Bandcamp!https://drawingroomrecords.bandcamp.com/album/net
Sandra Bell is the type of artist perhaps too easily described by pat phrases. It’s understandable, the human animal needs simplicities, but if I was in a rush, I’d say: “She’s a New Zealand musician and poet.” One might ask if she does ‘spoken word.’ Someone else might be curious as to whether she’s a ‘free spirit.’ A third might wonder what she has to say about ‘women in rock.’ By that time I would ponder another visit to Dunedin to go out to Taiaroa Head to fling myself into the ocean, exclaiming as I went, “Look that’s all too limiting and simple!”
Dunedin isn’t where the South Island-born Bell is originally from, though if you’d like a fuller story of her life and work across the world, it’s best told by Syd Newman’s overview for the Audio Culture site (http://www.audioculture.co.nz/people/sandra-bell). Dunedin is where she’s spent many years off and on recording and working and living and much more, though, and sessions from 1993 to 1995 led to the release not only of Net, her second full length solo release, but two stellar singles, “Angel” and the Chord double 7 inch. All three are collected here for the first time together as Net (Plus).
It’s often been said that New Zealand’s independent music scene, and Dunedin’s in particular, is one of a shared community, and many names familiar to listeners near and far can be found in the credits on this collection. It’s testimony to both Bell’s artistic skills and friendship that they were here supporting her vision, wherever it took her — and it ranged widely.
Recorded over some months in late 1994 and released on the shortlived Dunedin IMD label on CD only the following year, Net starts with a big brawling rocker, “Long Time,” but by the time it reaches “The Trees Can’t Dance,” everything from electric piano to Irish pipes have taken a bow. Beyond the instrumental variety, though, was the demonstration of Bell’s own ear for wry, cool vocals, unusual hooks and remarkable imagery, ranging from the personal to the natural world.
At the time of its own 1995 release on the Colorado- based Zabriskie Point label, “Angel” was the most recently recorded effort, two songs with a rough, growling edge (don’t call it grunge). Meantime, the Belgian Turbulence label, which had previously introduced Bell to Europe via a rerelease of her earlier Dreams of Falling cassette on Xpressway, put out Chord as its own final release, four engaging songs, electric and acoustic, from 1993.
As Bell’s followed her artistic drive over the years, with more releases, collaborations and journeys to her credit through to the present day, this clutch of efforts slipped into second-hand sales and file-trading. First through Bandcamp and now this physical release, it’s a pleasure to see Bell’s mid-1990s work return to the conversation properly — as well as to demonstrate a key point: a true artist can never be summed up in any one phrase, or phase.
— Ned Raggett, San Francisco, September 2017
― dow, Saturday, 20 January 2018 00:32 (five months ago) Permalink
ANTI- is re-releasing Tom Waits' entire 1970's Elektra Asylum catalogClosing Time Available Now For Pre-Order On Vinyl & CDTom Waits’ first seven albums, originally released through Elektra Asylum Records in the 1970’s, have been re-mastered and will be released via ANTI-Records.All titles – many of which have been long out of print – will be re-issued on hi quality 180 gram vinyl throughout 2018. Closing Time vinyl is out March 9 and available for pre-order. CD versions of all Elektra Asylum titles are available for pre-order and will be released on March 23 with all digital releases slated for March 9.
Tom Waits’ first seven albums, originally released through Elektra Asylum Records in the 1970’s, have been re-mastered and will be released via ANTI-Records.
All titles – many of which have been long out of print – will be re-issued on hi quality 180 gram vinyl throughout 2018. Closing Time vinyl is out March 9 and available for pre-order. CD versions of all Elektra Asylum titles are available for pre-order and will be released on March 23 with all digital releases slated for March 9.
― grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 20 January 2018 01:08 (five months ago) Permalink
Oh wow. Was wondering what the holdup was on those.
― Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 20 January 2018 01:54 (five months ago) Permalink
"Leave," by barely remembered Drag City-reissued Your Food, features shed-industrial, bandsaw-jangly (atonal?) guitar support to punk-chant, for kinda catchy results. Not as intense as DC's 4ever hot-breathing prose, but wouldn't mind hearing the rest:
Poke it with a Stick -- the only record by Louisville legends Your Food -- is a sui generis gem of the American underground, now faithfully reissued for the first time by Drag City. Recorded in 1983 by four scarecrows from Kentucky subsisting largely on cheap beer and baked beans, the album is a burbling burgoo of hypnotic rhythm, uncoiling tension, and sharp invective -- a proud bastard of post-punk royalty.Listen To "Leave" Here! https://yourfood.bandcamp.com/album/poke-it-with-a-stick
In the fall of 1981, the residents of 1069, Louisville's original punk house, began to spy two teenagers lurking outside the decrepit environs. Eventually the teens grew bold enough to approach, and soon John Bailey and Wolf Knapp, were learning guitar and bass in the trashed rehearsal space within. Charles Schultz, who had been the drummer for Louisville's recently defunct Dickbrains (a band described by the Village Voice as freaky weirdos who couldn't fit in if they tried) started playing with John and Wolf. Douglas Maxson, the Dickbrains male singer, was lured back from New York with the promise of beer and cigarettes, and soon Your Food was playing weekly shows at the local Beat Club, mostly for free beer. Financed by a Pell Grant and what little cash the band could scrounge, the album was cut largely live in the studio by a guy who usually recorded church groups, and self-released on the band's own Screaming Whoredog label. The prevailing themes of restlessness and isolation are palpable in songs like opener "Leave," where ennui morphs into dark comic fantasy. The punk funk of "Don't Be" fits perfectly with the downtown NYC groove of bands like ESG and Bush Tetras.
It was a golden age, but a waning one, an adolescent state before hope or commercial prospect or any plan for the future. Your Food managed three short tours in a world before cell phones, social media, or global positioning, and earned the admiration of the few who heard them. But, it all came to a spectacularly bitter end on the side of some frozen, forlorn highway in West Virginia. After the van broke down three times in four days, the band called it quits. Add this essential reissue to your collection on March 23rd!
Live-sounding, short and too sweet(lively): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vw8nfx46MY
Ditto, tho' more yer basic yip-yip durr-durr than these others: a Dickbrains recycle?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emsqKMBnBBM
― dow, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 21:03 (four months ago) Permalink
"short and NOT too sweet," I meant to say.
― dow, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 21:05 (four months ago) Permalink
Smog Veil are releasing a load of Cleveland related lps/cdshttps://www.smogveil.com/collections/frontpage/products/platters-du-cuyahoga-series-1-lp-subscriptionhttps://www.smogveil.com/collections/frontpage/products/platters-du-cuyahoga-series-2-lp-subscriptionmost of the lps have audio files linked to on the site.
looks interesting. Or was this 2017.I just saw the Hy maya being reviewed in the current Wire
― Stevolende, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 22:05 (four months ago) Permalink
Spiny NormanSpiny Normen(RidingEasy Records)LP/CD/Digi: 3/2/2018
Spiny Normen is an incredible mid-70's Houston hard rock, progressive, psychedelic rock band (yes, all that and more) that featured mellotron, vox jaguar, crunchy, heavy guitars, flute with echo effects, and lots more. A totally lost relic this album is, recorded at the community college and never released. This band has a very English, dark, mysterious and proggy but very acid drenched feeling to it.
The band was on the second installment of the Brown Acid anthology of '60s and '70s post-proto-metal nuggets with "Bell Park Loon" that is found on the full-length as well.
Steve Brudniak (Vocals/Guitar) says in the press release, "we were way behind and way ahead of our time," and he was actually right! They sound like they liked prog rock but couldn't play well enough to pull it off, which makes it come off like a proto-punk Hawkwind or Uriah Heep. Anyone remember Apes, the Washington DC noise band that put out several albums in the 00's? This sounds a lot like they did and I am pretty sure Apes never heard of them.
― Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 26 January 2018 17:47 (four months ago) Permalink
Solaris: Sound And Vision is a collector's edition box set that includes Edward Artemiev's soundtrack to Andrey Tarkovsky's 1972 masterpiece Solaris in both LP and CD formats as well as a 96-page book of previously unreleased images from the movie set and a Blu-ray Disc of the film in its original Russian (with English subtitles).The collaboration between Tarkovsky and Artemiev started with Solaris and would extend to two more films, Mirror and Stalker. The director was seeking a film score capable of completing, through sound, the meaningful images of his film. Artemiev was a member of the legendary Experimental Studio of Electronic Music in Moscow, a place of high experimentation in the field of the electronic music, in the context of which the ANS synthesizer was conceived and employed for the first time for music composition. Invented by Soviet engineer Evgeny Murzin, the ANS was used by Artemiev to create the special sound atmosphere that Tarkovsky was looking for.Made in collaboration with the Andrey Tarkovsky Institute.
The collaboration between Tarkovsky and Artemiev started with Solaris and would extend to two more films, Mirror and Stalker. The director was seeking a film score capable of completing, through sound, the meaningful images of his film. Artemiev was a member of the legendary Experimental Studio of Electronic Music in Moscow, a place of high experimentation in the field of the electronic music, in the context of which the ANS synthesizer was conceived and employed for the first time for music composition. Invented by Soviet engineer Evgeny Murzin, the ANS was used by Artemiev to create the special sound atmosphere that Tarkovsky was looking for.
Made in collaboration with the Andrey Tarkovsky Institute.
― budo jeru, Saturday, 27 January 2018 04:33 (four months ago) Permalink
Wow, that looks great. Would like to hear the music by itself, outside the gravitational pull of the movie, which would be great to have on blu-ray, not that it isn't immersive already (grab a coffee or three before descent).
SLEEPYHEAD's 'Future Exhibit Goes Here' Double LP Reissue - Out April 13th on Drawing Room Records!
There’s rock and roll mythology, and then there’s 90’s indie rock mythology…Unfortunately, stories about then NYC’s Sleepyhead are really neither. Michael Galinsky, Rachael McNally, and Chris O’Rourke, NYU students more into music than books, form a band, practice, release singles and an album on a non-descript independent label, tour, and then again practice, release another album, tour and play Lollapalooza’s second stage, and so on…Yeah, it is neither very glamorous nor salacious. It’s simply three individuals playing, recording, and releasing music, as that’s what lady destiny called them to do.
Born in 1988, Sleepyhead was certainly a band of the era, pre-internet, pre-cell phone, and fully dependent on Xeroxed zine culture and passed around hand-written knowledge on all things music. It was definitely slower times in terms of technology, but one that was still full of young adventurers eager to play music and see the world in a used van on their own terms. With things always rapidly evolving, some things will always stay near the same. In a certain sense, it is through the driving culture provided with a used van that really allowed Sleepyhead to discover itself and thrive. Tours (on their own, with rad bands like Polvo, or even for lower-tiered Lollapalooza sets) helped hone the band’s vibe and distinctiveness. Many of these travels of Sleepyhead are the impetus for the stories told in Suki Hawley’s 1994 classic film, Half-Cocked, co-written by Hawley and Michael Galinsky. Additionally, by the time of this awesome visual documentation, Sleepyhead was at its initial apex in terms of sound and creativity with the results recorded on the two mid-90’s albums Starduster (1994) and Communist Love Songs (1996).
Nearly forgotten after over two decades for very uninteresting reasons, Drawing Room brings new life to this era of Sleepyhead with its release of Future Exhibit Goes Here. Presented as a deluxe set, Future Exhibit…contains completely re-mastered versions of both Starduster (LP 1) and Communist Love Songs (LP 2), two albums that showcase the band’s best penchants for noisy and naïve hooky guitar tunes (LP 1) and pure direct power pop (LP 2). Additionally, this new set marks the first time ever release of Communist Love Songs on vinyl. Included with Future Exhibit…is an 11×11” booklet full of Michael Galinsky’s wonderful black and white photography of Sleepyhead’s 90’s road excursions and notes and details from all three members.
Mastered by Josh Bonati and pressed on 180-gram vinyl, the 2xLP of Future Exhibit Goes Here comes in a wide-spine sleeve accompanied by a 14-page 11×11“ booklet full of Michael Galinsky’s black and white photography, and notes and ephemera from all members of Sleepyhead.A re-mastered digital release is also available.
Future Exhibit Goes Here is out April 13th, 2018 on Drawing Room Records.
Praise for SLEEPYHEAD:
"Alternately silly and sexy, and always tuneful as all get out, Communist Love Songs is a non-stop delight." - AllMusic
"Twinky pop students of Sonic Youth, New York's Sleepyhead wields noisy guitars and some of the airiest vocals on the planet." - Trouser Press
"Nerd punk for now people." - SPIN
"Sleepyhead was a band that "overemphasized the noise over the pop in their noise pop sound." - AllMusic
― dow, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 19:06 (four months ago) Permalink
A CERTAIN RATIO ANNOUNCE NEXT PHASE OF REISSUES CAMPAIGN AVAILABLE APRIL 27 ON MUTE
Listen to “Be What You Wanna Be” from acr:mcr here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPTwX_FMwG8&feature=youtu.be
A Certain Ratio announce details of the next phase of their reissues campaign with Mute. On April 27, Mute will release acr:mcr, I’d Like To See You Again, Good Together and Up In Downsville. The reissues are part of the ongoing collaboration with Mute that started with The Graveyard And The Ballroom, To Each and Force. The forthcoming releases, including the long out-of-print albums acr:mcr and Good Together will be followed by Sextet,Mind Made Up, Change The Station and a new compilation with recently recorded tracks. Additionally, various box sets will include rare and previously unreleased material. The entire campaign is set to run over the next three years.
― dow, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 19:19 (four months ago) Permalink
Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton – Music and Poetry Of The Kesh
Music and Poetry of the Kesh is the documentation of an invented Pacific Coast peoples from a far distant time, and the soundtrack of famed science fiction author, Ursula K. Le Guin’s Always Coming Home. In the novel, the story of Stone Telling, a young woman of the Kesh, is woven within a larger anthropological folklore and fantasy.
The ways of the Kesh were originally presented in 1985 as a five hundred plus page book accompanied with illustrations of instruments and tools, maps, a glossary of terms, recipes, poems, an alphabet (Le Guin’s conlang, so she could write non-English lyrics), and with early editions, a cassette of “field recordings” and indigenous song. Le Guin wanted to hear the people she’d imagined; she embarked on an elaborate process with her friend Todd Barton to invoke their spirit and tradition.
For Music and Poetry of the Kesh, the words and lyrics are attributed to Le Guin as composed by Barton, an Oregon-based musician, composer and Buchla synthesist (the two worked together previously on public radio projects). But the cassette notes credit the sounds and voices to the world of the Kesh, making origins ambiguous. For instance, “The River Song” description reads, “The prominent rhythm instrument is the doubure binga, a set of nine brass bowls struck with cloth-covered wooden mallets, here played by Ready.”
According to writer and long-time friend of LeGuin, Moe Bowstern (who pens the liners for the Freedom To Spend edition of Kesh), Barton built and then taught himself to play several instruments of Le Guin’s design, among them “the seven-foot horn known to the Kesh as the Houmbúta and the Wéosai Medoud Teyahi bone flute.” Barton’s crafting of original instruments lends an other-worldly texture to the recordings of the Kesh, not unlike fellow builders Bobby Brown and Lonnie Holley. Bowstern notes, “Other musician / makers have crafted their own Kesh instruments after encountering the earlier cassette recordings that accompanied some editions of the book.”
Both Barton and Le Guin are sensitive to the sovereignty of indigenous Californians and were careful not to trample the traditions of the Tolowa people who lived in the valley long before the Kesh. “You research deeply, and then you bring your own voice to the table,” said Barton. Within the Kesh culture, the numbers four and five shape the lives, society and rituals. Barton composed loosely around these numbers, patiently listening to the land of Napa Valley for signs and audio signals from the natural elements. Todd incorporated ambient sounds of the creek by Le Guin’s house and a campfire they built together.
The songs of Kesh are joyful, soothing and meditative, while the instrumental works drift far past the imaginary lands. “Heron Dance” is an uplifting first track, featuring a Wéosai Medoud Teyahi (made from a deer or lamb thigh bone with a cattail reed) and the great Houmbúta (used for theatre and ceremony). “A Music of the Eighth House” sends gossamer waves of the faintest sounds to “float on the wind.” Like the languages invented in the vocal work of Anna Homler, Meredith Monk, and Elizabeth Fraser, the Kesh songs and poems play with the shape of voice.
The Music and Poetry of the Kesh cassette was meant to accompany and enhance the experience of reading Always Coming Home. Presented in this edition as a long-playing album, where only traces of the book linger (the jacket offers some of Le Guin’s illustration, and a letterpressed bookmark featuring the the narrative modes of western civilization and the Kesh valley is included), the music alone breaking the silence of what might be. It can transport—offering a landscape for imagining a future homecoming. One in which we are balanced, peaceful, and tend to the earth and its creatures.
A line from “Sun Dance Poem” reminds us, “We are nothing much without one another.” Freedom To Spend gives new life to the recordings of the Kesh people in the first ever vinyl edition of Music and Poetry of the Kesh also availably on digital formats on March 23, 2018. The LP will include a spot printed jacket with Ursula’s illustrations from Always Coming Home, a facsimile of the original lyric sheet, liner notes by Moe Bowstern, a multi-format digital download code and a bookmark letter pressed by Stumptown Printers in Portland, OR.
First edition limited to 1,000 copies.
― by the light of the burning Citroën, Friday, 2 February 2018 14:42 (four months ago) Permalink
Get a little vegan buzz just reading that---is it more music than the orginal cassette that came with the book? (Why didn't I ever buy that original set)
Nice---Kill Rock Stars just posted the album that Elliott Smith hadn't quite finished before he died--15 tracks, now on 2-LP vinyl edition:
― dow, Saturday, 3 February 2018 02:27 (four months ago) Permalink
May well be the most extensive re-re-re-etc.-issue of this so far (yes they are squeezing a stone, but what a stone):
FOREVER CHANGES: 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Love's 1967 Masterpiece Celebrated With A 4CD/DVD/LP Collection Packed WithVarious Mixes Of The Original, Rare And Unreleased Tracks, Plus A 1968 PromoVideo
The Set Will Be Available On April 6 From Rhino
LOS ANGELES - Love's FOREVER CHANGES is the psychedelic folk-rock pioneers' finest achievement. Mostly overlooked when it was released in 1967, today the album is considered an indispensable masterpiece. In 2008, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and - in 2012 - the Library of Congress added it to the National Recording Registry.
Rhino will celebrate the acclaimed album's golden anniversary with an extensive 4CD/DVD/LP collection housed in a beautifully illustrated 12 x 12 hardbound book that features a newly written essay and track-by-track notes by music historian Ted Olsen. FOREVER CHANGES: 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION will be available on April 6 for $99.98.
The set features a few firsts for the album, including the CD-debut of a remastered version made by its original co-producer and engineer Bruce Botnick, as well as the first-ever release of the mono version on CD. Also included are alternate mixes of the album, as well as a selection of rare and unreleased singles and studio outtakes. Botnick's stereo remaster of the original album also makes its vinyl debut on the LP included with this set. It was cut from high resolution digital audio by celebrated audio engineer Bernie Grundman.
The DVD that accompanies the anniversary collection includes a 24/96 stereo mix of the album version of the original album remastered by Botnick. Also featured is "Your Mind And We Belong Together," a rare promotional video directed by Elektra producer Mark Abramson that was originally released in 1968.
Recorded during the Summer of Love in Hollywood, CA, Forever Changes is the group's most fully realized studio effort, featuring Arthur Lee (vocals, guitar), Johnny Echols (lead guitar), Bryan MacLean (rhythm guitar, vocals), Ken Forssi (bass) and Michael Stuart (drums, percussion). The original album introduced classics like "Andmoreagain," "Red Telephone," "A House Is Not A Motel" and "Alone Again Or."
FOREVER CHANGES: 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION boasts more than a dozen rarities, including single versions of "Alone Again Or" and "A House Is Not A Motel" that are available now for the first time since 1967. Two other recordings on the set have never been released: the backing track for "Live And Let Live" and an outtake backing track for "Wonder People (I Do Wonder)." For more information about FOREVER CHANGES, please contact Jessica Giordano in the Rhino Media Relations Department at jess✧✧✧.giord✧✧✧@rh✧✧✧.c✧✧ or 818-238-6403.
FOREVER CHANGES: 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONTrack Listing:
Disc One: Original Album1. "Alone Again Or"2. "A House Is Not A Motel"3. "Andmoreagain"4. "The Daily Planet"5. "Old Man"6. "The Red Telephone"7. "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale"8. "Live And Let Live"9. "The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This"10. "Bummer In The Summer"11. "You Set The Scene"
Disc Two: Mono Mix
Disc Three: Alternate Mix1. "Alone Again Or"2. "A House Is Not A Motel"3. "Andmoreagain"4. "The Daily Planet"5. "Old Man"6. "The Red Telephone"7. "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale"8. "Live And Let Live"9. "The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This"10. "Bummer In The Summer"11. "You Set The Scene"12. "Wonder People (I Do Wonder)" - Outtake - Alternate Mix
Disc Four: Singles and Outtakes1. "Wonder People (I Do Wonder)"2. "Alone Again Or" - Single Version3. "A House Is Not A Motel" - Single Version4. "Hummingbirds" - Demo5. "A House Is Not A Motel" - Backing Track6. "Andmoreagain" - Alternate Electric Backing Track7. "The Red Telephone" - Tracking Sessions Highlights8. "Wooly Bully" - Outtake9. "Live and Let Live" - Backing Track *10. "Wonder People (I Do Wonder)" - Outtake, Backing Track *11. "Your Mind And We Belong Together" - Tracking Sessions Highlights12. "Your Mind And We Belong Together"13. "Laughing Stock"14. "Alone Again Or" - Mono Single Remix
DVD: 24/96 Stereo Mix1. "Alone Again Or"2. "A House Is Not A Motel"3. "Andmoreagain"4. "The Daily Planet"5. "Old Man"6. "The Red Telephone"7. "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale"8. "Live And Let Live"9. "The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This"10. "Bummer In The Summer"11. "You Set The Scene"12. "Your Mind And We Belong Together" - Video
LP: Original AlbumSide One1. "Alone Again Or"2. "A House Is Not A Motel"3. "Andmoreagain"4. "The Daily Planet"5. "Old Man"6. "The Red Telephone"
Side Two1. "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale"2. "Live And Let Live"3. "The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This"4. "Bummer In The Summer"5. "You Set The Scene"
* Previously Unreleased
more info in orig press release: http://view.e.wbr.com/?qs=1cc9f0a044c2dcef49a2e1d3d2ba53157cc3123441929bb3c6e6607955c92bfb2645be1c448e9447974053bda1661a1a340c807451e885c25bcd35b7f4963135bcf7f65728714301
― dow, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:50 (four months ago) Permalink
Just got my double Roxy Music CD in the mail yesterday. Hardcover book style, many pages of liner notes in tiny, tiny text. Second disc is BBC sessions.
I was just randomly looking at the 80s noise chart on RYM, looked to see if High Rise - II is on Bandcamp, and coincidentally it's being reissued on Friday! Japanese heavy noise psych from 1986
― Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 19:51 (four months ago) Permalink
Yeah, local record store owner had me listen to a copy, immediately had him order one for me!
― willem, Thursday, 8 February 2018 13:47 (four months ago) Permalink
American rock & roll band Royal Trux (Jennifer Herrema and Neil Hagerty) have signed with Mississippi label Fat Possum Records which will re-release the entire digital catalog from the duo's 1988 self-titled debut up to 2000's pre-hiatus gem Pound for Pound (not including their two major label releases). Herrema and Hagerty have also confirmed plans to enter the studio this summer to record a new album for Fat Possum. The band have performed spontaneous secret shows across the USA and Europe since picking back up where they left off in 2015. But 2018 will prove to be their busiest year with strategic headlining shows across the US and festival dates across Europe going in to 2019.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO "THE FLAG" (from Cats and Dogs; 1993)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU98IeueZxo&feature=youtu.be (several other RT on same page)
Kurt Cobain named this 1993 Royal Trux song as his top track of the year in NME
Titles to be re-issued in March, April + May 2018:
Royal Trux s/t (1988)
Hand of Glory (1989)
Twin Infinitives (1990)
Cats and Dogs (1993)
3-Song EP (1998)
Veterans of Disorder (1999)
Pound for Pound (2000)
Radio Video EP (2000)
Expect the first slate of re-releases from Fat Possum on all streaming sites in March.
― dow, Friday, 9 February 2018 19:22 (four months ago) Permalink
Anyway it's on youtube
― dow, Friday, 9 February 2018 19:23 (four months ago) Permalink
The first of several from Sounds Of The Universe, Soul Jazz Records' store:
Donald Alexander Strachan and The Freedom EnsembleSoul Translation: A Spiritual SuiteUniversal Sound
Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound are releasing “Soul Translation: A Spiritual Suite" a superb lost USA deep jazz independent private-press album originally self-published by Donald Alexander Strachan and the Freedom Ensemble on Triad Music Concepts in 1975.
This great soulful/spiritual jazz album was the only album that Strachan released and consequently has become a lost rarity - a must for fans of Tribe, Strata-East and other conscious jazz from the 1970s and features in Gilles Peterson/Soul Jazz Records' Freedom, Rhythm and Sound book.
Donald Alexander Strachan is composer, conductor, guitarist, vocalist and more leading a large 11-piece line-up that includes Jay Hoggard on vibes.
Strachan studied in New York City in the 1970s with composer/saxophonist Sam Rivers and Ghanaian Drum-master Abraham Adzenyah as well as avant-garde guitarist/composer Bruce Johnson all of who helped shape his unique sound.
In the 1980s Strachan entered into the collaborative world of cinema by composing musical scores and has been involved in cinema ever since both musically, as a scriptwriter and director. Donald Alexander Strachan and the Freedom Ensemble’s “Soul Translation: A Spiritual Suite" is a unique product of Strachan’s multicultural and African-American heritage and aesthetic - polyrhythmically complex and spiritually intense.
This is a bespoke high quality hardback-cased Japanese thick card CD edition with exact-reproduction artwork from the original album.
The 180-gram vinyl thick card exact-reproduction artwork is strictly limted to 1000 copies wordwide. Other Releases on Universal Sound.CD, LP, MP3---more info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/sjr/product/donald-alexander-strachan-and-the-freedom-ensemble-soul-translation-a-spiritual-suite
― dow, Saturday, 10 February 2018 20:38 (four months ago) Permalink
Soul of A NationAfro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black Power: Underground Jazz, Street Funk & The Roots of Rap 1964-79Soul Jazz Records
his album is released this week to coincide with the massive new exhibition Soul of A Nation - Art in the Age of Black Power now on at Tate Modern, London until Oct 2017.
For more information on the TATE MODERN exhibition go herehttp://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/soul-nation-art-age-black-power
Watch Channel 4 news piece here https://www.channel4.com/news/soul-of-a-nation-at-tate-modern?intcmp=search_results_page_bottom_p
The album shows how the ideals of the civil rights movement, black power and black nationalism influenced the evolvement of radical African-American music in the United States of America in the intensely political and revolutionary period at the end of the 1960s following the assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and the rise of the Black Panther party.
Featuring groundbreaking artists such as Gil Scott-Heron, Roy Ayers, Don Cherry, Oneness of Juju, Sarah Webster Fabio, Horace Tapscott, Phil Ranelin and many others, Soul of A Nation shows how political themes led to the rise of ‘conscious’ black music as new afro-centric styles combined the musical radicalism and spirituality of John Coltrane and radical avant-garde jazz music alongside the intense funk and soul of James Brown and Aretha Franklin and the urban poetry and proto-rap of the streets.
The Soul of a Nation exhibition draws on the links between Black art forms – art, music, poetry - and how they came together during the civil rights and black power era as part of the wider black arts movement across the United States.
Iconic African-Amercian revolutionary figures such as Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Angela Davis, John Coltrane, Muhammad Ali all appear in the radical artworks of Barkley L. Hendricks, Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Lorraine O’Grady and Betye Saar.
Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records) will appear with the curators on the panel of Jazz for Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power discussion at the gallery as part of the show.
The Soul of a Nation album comes with extensive sleeve-notes and exclusive photography in a large 36-page outsize booklet and slipcase. Double gatefold vinyl album edition comes with full colour inners + bonus download code and includes full sleeve-notes/photography.2xLP + Download Code, CD, MP3More info (incl. links to reviews of exhibit), audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/sjr/product/afrocentric-visions-in-the-age-of-black-power
― dow, Saturday, 10 February 2018 20:55 (four months ago) Permalink
Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1971-81Soul Jazz Records
This latest installment in Soul Jazz Records’ successful Deutsche Elektronische Musik series delves deeper into the German nation’s vaults to bring a fascinating new collection that again brings together a selection of classic German electronic and rock groups, including Neu!, Cluster, Popol Vuh, La Düsseldorf, Agitation Free, alongside a host of rare tracks by lesser known artists which includes Michael Bundt, Bröselmaschine, Dronsz, Achim Reichel and others.
The music of Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 ranges from the introverted pastoralism of Hans Joachim Roedelius and Bröselmaschine, to the angular and futuristic electronic experimentations of Klauss Weiss, Pyrolator, Deuter, Michael Bundt and others, to the proto-punk of La Düsseldorf and the heavy space, progressive and cosmic rock of Missus Beastly, Niagara and Dyzan.
The music on Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 was all recorded in the 1970s up to the early 1980s, at a time when forward-thinking German electronic and rock groups were searching for a new musical identity in order to separate themselves from both the cultural legacy of post-world war two Germany as well the ‘cultural imperialism’ of USA and UK rock. In this process German groups created some of the most unique and inspired music, the defining motorik beat alongside a host of ethno-musical influences from far afield – including Turkey, India, Brazil – as well as the musical and futurist possibilities of developments in electronics and technology itself.
Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 is released as a heavyweight 3xLP, deluxe double CD pack and digital release. The new extensive sleevenotes are by David Stubbs, who is the author of the acclaimed book, ‘Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany’ (Faber & Faber).
Deutsche Elektronische Musik: “A near-definitive guide to some of the world’s most extraordinary music’’ ***** The Guardian3 LPs * download code2 CDsMP3 more info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/sjr/product/experimental-german-rock-and-german-music-197181
― dow, Saturday, 10 February 2018 21:11 (four months ago) Permalink
New York Noise 2016 EditionDance Music From The New York Underground 1977–1982Soul Jazz Records
This is the new edition of Soul Jazz Records’ long out of print first New York Noise collection, Dance Music From The New York Underground 1978-82.
This new 2016 edition features classic New York post-punk, punk funk and no wave tracks from Arthur Russell/Dinosaur L, James White and the Contortions, The Theoretical Girls, Mars, Konk, Material, Bush Tetras, Lizzy Mercier Descloux as well as new tracks by Alan Vega (Suicide), Chain Gang and Implog.2 LPs, CD, MP3 more info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/sjr/product/new-york-noise-2015-dance-music-from-the-new-york-underground-1977-1982
― dow, Saturday, 10 February 2018 21:17 (four months ago) Permalink
Space, Energy and LightExperimental Electronic and Acoustic Soundscapes 1961 - 88Soul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records’ new Space, Energy and Light is a collection of music by early electronic and synthesizer pioneers (from the 1960s through the 1970s), mid-1970s proto-new age gurus and 1980s guerrilla D-I-Y cassette-era electronic artists, spanning in total over a near 30-year time frame. All of these artists used electronic advancements in music technology as a means of exploring not only space and the idea of the future, but also of looking inwards to the soul and of creating music in harmony with the natural world.
From computer software and hardware experimentalists and sound pioneers such as Laurie Spiegel and Kevin Braheny, as well as Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Company – the first synthesizer ensemble created in collaboration with Robert Moog – through to musique concrète experimentation, the album shows how technological advancements and creative artistic expression often went hand in hand.
In the mid-1970s artists Steven Halpern and Iaxos were instrumental in creating proto-new age music, experimenting in both the healing properties of sound and its relationship with the natural world. These artists also pioneered a new self-contained and underground D-I-Y approach to music, creating their own record labels, forming new distribution networks (with albums sold in meditation centres, health food stores and ashrams) far away from the commercialism of the mainstream music industry. In the early 1980s after the revolution of punk, these D-I-Y attitudes and ideas appeared once more in the growth of the distinctly anti-commercial and underground cassette-only careers of artists such as Germany’s Stratis and Carl Matthews in Britain.
This album is available as a heavyweight triple vinyl album (plus download code), CD and digital release. Artwork includes some of the earliest photography of the Plieades star cluster dating from the 1880s.
3 LPs + download code, CD. MP3 more info, audio:https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/sjr/product/experimental-electronic-and-acoustic-soundscapes-1961-88
― dow, Saturday, 10 February 2018 21:23 (four months ago) Permalink
In the fertile terrain of New Zealand's 1980s post-punk scene, few figures loom as large as the Jefferies brothers. Graeme Jefferies and Peter Jefferies – the primary forces behind This Kind of Punishment – wrote some of the best music to come out on Flying Nun, Xpressway or elsewhere. A dizzying mix of pastoral ballads and DIY experimentation, TKP's songwriting was at once classic and acutely raw.
On their self-titled debut, the Jefferies brothers and Chris Matthews eschew the punk-informed modes of their contemporaries for a sound that is decidedly more deliberate / intimate. Rooted in a marriage between simplistic, classically-influenced piano, alternating guitar chime and sparse, subtle violin drone, This Kind Of Punishment is a contemplative, inventive collection of ideas corralled via economic 4-track recordings, minimal instrumentation and an austere performance style entirely of the Jefferies' own making. Songs like "After The Fact," "In View Of The Circumstances" and "Two Minutes Drowning" boast a living quality whereby the listener can act as bystander to these moments of creation – a trait that the band would expand upon throughout the course of their brief tenure.First-time vinyl reissue since its initial release in 1983.
First-time vinyl reissue since its initial release in 1983.
Among This Kind Of Punishment's myriad recordings, A Beard Of Bees best outlines the collective vision of the Jefferies brothers. Their classic second album feels more meticulous than its predecessor, proffering a grey, near-Mancunian influence that serves as both touchstone and springboard for the proceedings. The unique maneuvering on "Trepidation" is a marvel: guitar sweetness shifting toward melancholic piano and ending with their combined shimmer. Conversely, the augmented VU-inspired noise of "East Meets West" positions itself as the album's prime moment of severity – creepily building toward horror-show screams that inch to a buried, found-sound resolution.Originally self-released in 1984, A Beard Of Bees has been out of print for almost 25 years.
Originally self-released in 1984, A Beard Of Bees has been out of print for almost 25 years.
― Dinsdale, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:36 (four months ago) Permalink
damn that's cool
― It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 01:56 (four months ago) Permalink
Trailed a year ago by Jonny Trunk, and finally out - well, as a download. Vinyl coming soon? (it's currently showing as 'out of stock' on the Trunk Records shop website)
As the opening track of Trunk’s 2007 Fuzzy Felt Folk compilation, the 'I Start Counting' cue would have seemed to many an exquisite piece of pastoral jazz-licked folk from the master composer Kirchin. Now in situ, heading up the full score to the 1970 horror flick of the same name, it takes on new hues, its ethereal motif repeated throughout the 24-minute soundtrack, melting at one point into Eastern percussion en route to a full free jazz deconstruction. After some particularly doom-laden strings mid-way through the score, the main theme rises back into view, now sporting organ grooves and a country backing. Yes, patently Kirchin heard sound in a way we mere laggards could never really understand.
To further prove his deft mastery, the unreleased score found on tapes labelled “Third World Documentary” drops in on Kirchin in the 80s, but, really, shows us yet more timeless synthesis as dramatic as that on I Start Counting, albeit put to very different ends. Here Kirchin carefully harnesses then-modern electronics to a jazz rhythm section, producing something that straddles time zones, and perhaps even edges towards creating his own.
For further evidence of how ahead of his time he was, the final track sees him pull together some programmed beats that, amazingly, presage Soul II Soul’s Keep On Movin’, with added Kirchin textures on top. Worlds within worlds, indeed…
― Jeff W, Friday, 16 February 2018 16:34 (four months ago) Permalink
LORD OF THE RINGS SOUNDTRACKS
The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring: The Complete Recordings
Limited-Edition Boxed Sets Available From Rhino Starting On April 6
LOS ANGELES - The Lord of the Rings is one of most successful trilogies in film history earning 17 Academy Awards ® including three for its music. Beyond critical acclaim, the music from the films also enjoyed wide commercial success, collectively selling 7 million copies. Directed by Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings films are based on the popular J.R.R. Tolkien novel of the same name.
Rhino is returning to Middle-earth on April 6 with the first soundtrack from the Trilogy, THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS, available on vinyl for the first time as a 5-LP boxed set ($119.98). Housed in a collector's box with red leather style spine, the collection is limited to 5,000 individually numbered copies on red vinyl. The soundtrack will also be available as a 3-CD disc set ($79.98) plus 1 Blu-ray audio disc containing high-resolution 5.1 and Stereo mixes of the entire score, a reactivation of the 2005 box set featuring the entire score from the extended versions of the film. Both versions come with extensive liner notes from author Doug Adams who analyzes many of the themes and motifs used throughout the score.
The music for all three films was composed, orchestrated and conducted by Howard Shore. The music he wrote for The Fellowship of the Ring was performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with contributions by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the London Voices and the London Oratory School Schola. The soundtrack also highlights two original songs written and performed by Enya: "May It Be" and "Aníron (Theme for Aragorn and Arwen)." The soundtrack was certified platinum in the U.S. alone, and sold extremely well around the world. It won the Academy Award ® for Best Original Score, as well as the Grammy ® for Best Score Soundtrack Album.
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS is the first of in a series of three releases that will also feature The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) on color vinyl for the first time. More information on the series of releases will be available at a later date.
The Complete Recordings is last year's most important archival soundtrack release, expanding and preserving one of the finest and most significant recent scores in all of film music. Shore's Lord Of The Rings trilogy is an operatic symphony that is among the finest musical accomplishments of the last half-century. The plethora of unreleased material on this beautifully packaged edition is mouth-watering at the least, and the sonic dynamic achieved on the surround sound DVD of the entire 180-minute score is simply astonishing. - Randall Larson from Music From the Movies, 2005
There's probably never been as ambitious a film score as Howard Shore's 10-hour epic for the "Lord of the Rings" series... the music is rich and complex, drawing on a vast range of styles and exotic instruments to evoke J.R.R. Tolkien's world of elves, hobbits and warlocks. But it's more than just background music: Shore uses an elaborate leitmotif technique (where musical themes are associated with specific characters or ideas, and are developed across the entire series) to hold the sprawling tale together. Lush, beautiful and full of intriguing surprises, it's no wonder that it's become one of the most popular film scores ever written. - Stephen Brookes for the Washington Post, May, 2008
The Lord of the Rings No. 1 Best Movie Score of the 21st Century - IndieWire, February, 2018
For more information about LORD OF THE RINGS, please contact Jessica Giordano in the Rhino Media Relations Department at jess✧✧✧.giord✧✧✧@rh✧✧✧.c✧✧ or 818-238-6403.
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGSTrack Listing:
LP 1 SIDE A1. Prologue: One Ring to Rule Them All2. The Shire3. Bag End4. Very Old Friends5. Flaming Red hair SIDE B1. Farewell Dear Bilbo2. Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe3. A Conspiracy Unmasked4. Three Is Company
LP 2 SIDE C1. The Passing Of The Elves2. Saruman the White3. A Shortcut to Mushrooms4. Strider5. The Nazgûl SIDE D1. Weathertop2. The Caverns of Isengard3. Give Up the Halfling4. Orthanc5. Rivendell6. The Sword That Was Broken
LP 3 Side E1. The Council of Elrond Assembles Featuring "Aníron (Theme for Aragorn and Arwen)" Composed &performed by Enya2. The Great Eye3. Gilraen's Memorial4. The Pass of Caradhras Side F1. The Doors of Durin2. Moria3. Gollum4. Balin's Tomb
LP 4 Side G1. Khazad-dûm2. Caras Galadhon Featuring "Lament for Gandalf" performed by Elizabeth Fraser Side H1. The Mirror of Galadriel2. The Fighting Uruk-hai
LP 5 Side I1. Parth Galen2. The Departure of Boromir Side J1. The Road Goes Ever On... Pt. 12. May It Be Composed & performed by Enya3. The Road Goes Ever On... Pt. 2 Featuring "In Dreams" performed by Edward Ross
― dow, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 19:19 (four months ago) Permalink
This looks pretty cool, it would be a good to have a well recorded Who live record pre-Tommy.
The Who Live at the Fillmore East 1968 Track List
Disc One:1. "Summertime Blues"2. "Fortune Teller"3. "Tattoo"4. "Little Billy"5. "I Can’t Explain"6. "Happy Jack"7. "Relax"8. "I'm A Boy"9. "A Quick One"10. "My Way"11. "C'mon Everybody"12. "Shakin' All Over"13. "Boris The Spider"
Disc Two:1. "My Generation" - 33 minutes, ends with instrument smashing.
Kind of wonder if the 'unreleased' Zep that is supposed to come out this year will also be Fillmore tapes. I say possible.
― earlnash, Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:58 (three months ago) Permalink
Excellent, thanks for the tip!
Amazon has the release date of April 20.
The original Live At Leeds, minus the performance of Tommy added on the reissue, still invades my headspace pretty often, no warning.
― dow, Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:51 (three months ago) Permalink
And I don't miss the bonus Tommy, though should be dynamic as possible, considering the heat of the night otherwise.
― dow, Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:54 (three months ago) Permalink
Cool new agey LP from Eblen Macari is being reissued on Seance Centre
― my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:52 (three months ago) Permalink
This sounds great:
Pat Ament "Songs By Pat Ament" LP (Grapefruit)
In 1971, at the age of 25, Pat Ament self-released his debut album, Songs By Pat Ament, in a very limited run for friends and local shops. The album is sparse and moody, conjuring a space not unlike the one that Songs of Leonard Cohen occupies, featuring Ament on Wurlitzer with a jazz drummer and a guitarist alternating between acoustic and electric. It’s dark and at times forlorn, with meditations on yearning and loss and love. It’s ideal long-night-of-the-soul music. The lyricism evokes Dylan, Cohen, Tim Hardin and Bill Fay.
When he released Songs, Ament was already a world renowned mountain climber, and he became famous for pioneering 60’s and 70’s ascents in Colorado and Yosemite. He wrote poetic books and essays on climbing, including biographies of legendary climbers Royal Robbins and John Gill. Through the years he’s balanced multiple simultaneous careers as artist, photographer, filmmaker, chess master, karate black belt, lecturer, teacher, and, yes, singer-songwriter.
Pat Ament’s musical mastery was clear right out of the gate but it was only one of his many interests. Perhaps if he hadn’t been moved to pursue life’s other tempting summits and focused solely on music, he’d be as well known for his songs as for his climbing. Grapefruit is extremely proud to reissue this rare and virtually unknown singer-songwriter masterpiece, sourced from original sources and under Ament's supervision, with original artwork and deluxe Stoughton tip-on jacket. The record also comes with a bonus career retrospective CD entitled Time Moved On of additional songs hand-picked by the artist.
Aquarium Drunkard write-up, includes an interview of Ament by Simon Joyner and a stream of the album.
― by the light of the burning Citroën, Sunday, 25 February 2018 15:01 (three months ago) Permalink
yeah, that pat ament is totally fantastic, very highly recommended!
― tylerw, Sunday, 25 February 2018 17:13 (three months ago) Permalink
Rolling Giant Album Covers
― Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Sunday, 25 February 2018 23:49 (three months ago) Permalink
(I realize that I am responsible for one giant album cover)
Keep 'em coming.None such w this, alas:
In advance of Led Zeppelin’s 50th Anniversary celebration, slated to commence this September, the band will wet fan’s appetites with their first ever Record Store Day release on April 21st, 2018.
Produced by Jimmy Page and pressed on yellow vinyl, the limited-edition 7” single will feature two previously unheard studio mixes, handpicked by Page – the “Sunset Sound Mix” of “Rock And Roll” b/w the “Olympic Studios Mix” of “Friends.”
The previously unreleased version of “Rock And Roll” provides an additional peek into the fabled “Sunset Sound Mixes” of “Led Zeppelin IV.” Only two previous “Sunset Sound Mixes” have been released, the first being the version of “When The Levee Breaks” on the original album, and the second the “Stairway To Heaven” mix that debuted on the 2014 deluxe edition.
The previously unheard “Olympic Studios Mix” of “Friends” is a stripped-down version, without the orchestration of the final mix, offering a true fly-on-the-wall feel from the band’s recording sessions for “Led Zeppelin III” at the Headley Grange recording and rehearsal venue in Headley, Hampshire, England.
― dow, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 19:15 (three months ago) Permalink
THE FLAMING LIPS REVISIT RESTLESS ERA
Rhino Celebrates Oklahoma's Fearless Freaks With Two Newly RemasteredCollections Of Their Early Work
A Single-Disc Compilation Will Be Available April 20Followed By A Six-CD Boxed Set On May 25
LOS ANGELES - The Flaming Lips have pushed the envelope and bent boundaries for more than two decades with the band's Grammy®-winning music and ground-breaking concerts. This year, Rhino and Warner Bros. Records will celebrate Oklahoma's most famous freaks with an ambitious reissue program, kicking off with two releases that spotlight the joyous weirdness the band recorded for Restless Records before signing with Warner Bros. in 1991.
It begins with SCRATCHING THE DOOR: THE FIRST RECORDINGS OF THE FLAMING LIPS, a single-disc compilation that features music recorded by the band's original lineup. The 19-track collection will be available on April 20 for $14.98. It will be followed by SEEING THE UNSEEABLE: THE COMPLETE STUDIO RECORDINGS OF THE FLAMING LIPS 1986-1990, a six-CD boxed set that includes their four Restless Records studio albums and two discs of rarities, available on May 25 for $34.98. Both releases will also be available on digital download and streaming services, with over 40 tracks making their digital debut. 2018 also sees a slew of vinyl reissues from The Flaming Lips, including remasters of the Restless albums. These will feature some tracks appearing on vinyl for the very first time.
All of the music on SCRATCHING THE DOOR and SEEING THE UNSEEABLE has been remastered from original sources by the band's longtime musical foil and producer, David Fridmann with help from the Lips' Wayne Coyne and Michael Ivins.
SCRATCHING THE DOOR highlights tracks recorded by The Flaming Lips' original line-up, which featured Wayne Coyne's brother Mark on vocals. The album includes the band's first and second cassette demos, in addition to The Flaming Lips first self-released EP, which has been remastered from the original 1/4" analog tape master. This marks the first time all of these recordings have been collected together on a single release. Among the other featured tracks are covers of The Who's "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere," Led Zeppelin's "Communication Breakdown" and the theme song from the 1960's Batman television series, which previously appeared on Rykodisc's 2002 compilation, Finally The Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid.
SEEING THE UNSEEABLE brings back into print (physically - they are available digitally) all four studio albums that the band released on Restless Records between 1984 and 1990: Hear It Is (1986), Oh My Gawd!!!...The Flaming Lips (1987), Telepathic Surgery (1989) and In A Priest Driven Ambulance (With Silver Sunshine Stares) (1990). All of these have been remastered from the original 1/4" analog tape masters and include sonic treasures such as "Godzilla Flick," "Unconsciously Screaming," "One Million Billionth Of A Millisecond On A Sunday Morning" and their cover of the classic "(What A) Wonderful World."
The set is also packed with rare recordings originally released as b-sides, flexi discs, and on various compilations like, the Sub Pop single "Strychnine/Peace, Love And Understanding" and a cover of "After The Gold Rush" from a 1989 Neil Young tribute album Also included is The Mushroom Tapes, the series of demos for the band's final Restless album, In A Priest Driven Ambulance, only previously issued on the Rykodisc compilation CD, The Day They Shot A Hole In the Jesus Egg.
SCRATCHING THE DOOR: THE FIRST RECORDINGS OF THE FLAMING LIPSTrack Listing:1. "Bag Full Of Thoughts"2. "Out For A Walk"3. "Garden Of Eyes"4. "Forever Is A Long Time"5. "Scratchin' The Door"6. "My Own Planet"7. "Killer On The Radio"8. "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere"9. "Batman Theme"10. "Handsome Johnny"11. "Flaming Lips Theme Song 1983"12. "The Future Is Gone"13. "Underground Pharmacist"14. "Real Fast Words"15. "Groove Room"16. "Jesus Shootin' Heroin"17. "Trains, Brains & Rain"18. "Communication Breakdown"19. "Summertime Blues" SEEING THE UNSEEABLE: THE COMPLETE STUDIO RECORDINGS OF THE FLAMING LIPS 1986-1990Track Listing:Disc One: Hear It Is1. "With You"2. "Unplugged"3. "Trains, Brains and Rain"4. "Jesus Shootin' Heroin"5. "Just Like Before"6. "She Is Death"7. "Charlie Manson Blues"8. "Man From Pakistan"9. "Godzilla Flick"10. "Staring At Sound/With You (Reprise)"
Disc Two: Oh My Gawd!!!...The Flaming Lips1. "Everything's Explodin'"2. "One Million Billionth Of A Millisecond On A Sunday Morning"3. "Maximum Dream For Evil Knievel"4. "Can't Exist"5. "Ode to C.C. (Part I)"6. "The Ceiling Is Bendin'"7. "Prescription: Love"8. "Thanks To You"9. "Can't Stop The Spring"10. "Ode To C.C. (Part II)"11. "Love Yer Brain" Disc Three: Telepathic Surgery1. "Drug Machine In Heaven"2. "Right Now"3. "Michael, Time To Wake Up"4. "Chrome Plated Suicide"5. "Hari-Krishna Stomp Wagon (Fuck Led Zeppelin)"6. "Miracle On 42nd Street"7. "Fryin' Up"8. "Hell's Angel's Cracker Factory"9. "U.F.O. Story"10. "Redneck School Of Technology"11. "Shaved Gorilla"12. "The Spontaneous Combustion Of John"13. "The Last Drop Of Morning Dew"14. "Begs and Achin'"
Disc Four: In A Priest Driven Ambulance (With Silver Sunshine Stares)1. "Shine On Sweet Jesus - Jesus Song No. 5"2. "Unconsciously Screamin'"3. "Rainin' Babies"4. "Take Meta Mars"5. "Five Stop Mother Superior Rain"6. "Stand In Line"7. "God Walks Among Us Now - Jesus Song No. 6"8. "There You Are - Jesus Song No. 7"9. "Mountain Side"10. "What A Wonderful World"
Disc Five: Restless Rarities1. "Death Valley '69"2. "Thank You"3. "Can't Stop The Spring" - Remix4. "After The Gold Rush"5. "Death Trippin' At Sunrise"6. "Drug Machine In Heaven" - Sub Pop 7" version7. "Strychnine/Peace, Love And Understanding"8. "Lucifer Rising"9. "Ma, I Didn't Notice"10. "Let Me Be It"11. "She's Gone Mad Again"12. "Golden Hearse"13. "Stand In Line"14. "I Want To Kill My Brother; The Cymbal Head"15. "Five Stop Mother Superior Rain"
Disc Six: The Mushroom Tapes1. "Take Meta Mars"2. "Mountain Side"3. "There You Are"4. "Five Stop Mother Superior Rain"5. "Rainin' Babies"6. "Unconsciously Screamin'"7. "Stand In Line"8. "God's A Wheeler Dealer"9. "Agonizing"10. "One Shot"11. "Cold Day"12. "Jam"
― dow, Thursday, 1 March 2018 00:08 (three months ago) Permalink
From Northern Spy:
A bunch of us purchased Marvin Pontiac’s Greatest Hits back in 1999 on CD, and some of us totally bought into the story: Marvin Pontiac was an enigmatic genius of modern music. He was the son of an African father from Mali and a white Jewish mother from New York. Having been killed by a bus, this was a posthumous collection. Jackson Pollock listened solely to Marvin. Flea, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Iggy Pop, Beck, Angelique Kidjo, Mike Gordon and Michael Stipe were fans.
John Lurie’s story was deeply amusing and his music was extraordinary. The whole thing was characteristically ahead of its time and guaranteed to leave a permanent mark on your consciousness. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it still is and still does! We’re blissfully psyched to bring this music to vinyl for the first time for Record Store Day and to compact disc for a one-time pressing. Check out the music if you haven’t already and please help spread the word. The package, co-designed by John Lurie and Adam Downey, features a detail of Lurie's painting The sky is falling. I am learning to live with it.
We also asked John Lurie to take over our weekly Spotify playlist called Office Ephemera. Listen here.
“I have never used Spotify and don’t know what Record Store Day is, but I am releasing Marvin Pontiac’s Greatest Hits on vinyl with the people at Northern Spy. They asked me to make a playlist. They are nice people, so I did it.” – John Lurie
Read a feature by Marc Masters in the Washington Post here.https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/lifestyle/cult-favorite-john-lurie-makes-way-for-an-alter-ego/2018/04/12/4fb378f6-3825-11e8-9c0a-85d477d9a226_story.html?noredirect=on
For a long time, John Lurie was everywhere. If you cared about American independent art and culture between the mid-’70s and the late ’90s, you probably knew about his acting in films such as “Stranger Than Paradise,” “Paris, Texas,” and “Down by Law.” Or maybe as the host of his absurdist nature show “Fishing With John.” Or perhaps you heard his music as the composer of scores for “Get Shorty” and “Mystery Train,” or as the leader and saxophone player for his raucous jazz group, the Lounge Lizards. During this prolific run, one of Lurie’s ventures was a little less visible. In 1999, his record label Strange and Beautiful released “Greatest Hits,” by someone called the Legendary Marvin Pontiac. According to press materials, Pontiac was a hard-luck drifter who made music in Mali, Chicago and Detroit before being killed by a bus in 1977. But since the album included a supporting cast of Lurie’s fellow New York musicians and featured a singing voice that sounded a lot like him, it wasn’t hard to guess who Pontiac actually was.
RELEASE INFOCATALOG #: NS 097VINYL: Record Store Day Exclusive, Available only in stores April 21st, 2018CD: in stores June 22nd, 2018PRE-ORDER CD: northern spy website, bandcamp
MARVIN PONTIAC was hit and killed by a bus in June 1977 ending the life of one of the most enigmatic geniuses of modern music. He was born in 1932, the son of an African father from Mali and a white Jewish mother from New Rochelle, New York. The father's original last name was Toure but he changed it to Pontiac when the family moved to Detroit, believing it to be a conventional American name.
Marvin's father left the family when Marvin was two years old. When his mother was institutionalized in 1936, the father returned and brought the young boy to Bamako, Mali where Marvin was raised until he was fifteen. The music that he heard there would influence him forever.
At fifteen Marvin moved by himself to Chicago where he became versed in playing blues harmonica. At the age of seventeen, Marvin was accused by the great Little Walter of copying his harmonica style. This accusation led to a fistfight outside of a small club on Maxwell Street. Losing a fight to the much smaller Little Walter was so humiliating to the young Marvin that he left Chicago and moved to Lubbock, Texas where he became a plumber's assistant.
Not much is known about him for the next three years. There are unsubstantiated rumors that Marvin may have been involved in a bank robbery in 1950. In 1952, he had a minor hit for Acorn Records with the then controversial song "I'm a Doggy." Oddly enough, unbeknownst to Marvin and his label, he simultaneously had an enormous bootleg success in Nigeria with the beautiful song "Pancakes."
His disdain and mistrust of the music business is well documented and he soon fell out with Acorn's owner, Norman Hector. Although approached by other labels, Marvin refused to record for anyone unless the owner of the label came to his home in Slidell, La and mowed his lawn.
Reportedly Marvin's music was the only music that Jackson Pollack would ever listen to while he painted, this respect was not reciprocated. In 1970 Marvin believed that he was abducted by aliens. He felt his mother had had a similar unsettling experience, which had led to her breakdown. He stopped playing music and dedicated all of his time and energy to amicably contacting these creatures who had previously probed his body so brutally.
When he was arrested for riding a bicycle naked down the side streets of Slidell, La, it provided a sad but clear view of Marvin's coming years.
Marvin held the tribal belief that having a photograph taken of yourself could steal your soul, thus these candid shots are the only ones known to exist.
In 1971 he moved back to Detroit where he drifted forever and permanently into insanity.
WHAT OTHER GREAT ARTISTS HAVE SAID ABOUT MARVIN PONTIAC.....
"In my formative years, as an aspiring bass player, there was nothing I listened to more than Marvin Pontiac." -Flea
"A dazzling collection! It strikes me that Pontiac was so uncontainably prescient that one might think that these tracks had been assembled today." -David Bowie
"A Revelation." -Leonard Cohen
"This record has changed my life." -John Lurie
"Marvin would kick your ass for nothing. A true genius, Marvin was a pure original." -Iggy Pop
"The innovation and possibility in this music leaves me speechless." -Beck
"Marvin is good." -Angelique Kidjo
"...beds of eerie, hypnotic, textural rhythm with that tragic voice of the American male floating on top, or actually below." - Mike Gordon, Phish
Recorded At – The Magic ShopMixed At – RPM StudiosMastered At – Classic Sound, New York
I'm A DoggyBass – Tony ScherrDrums – Kenny WollesonGuitar – Jaime ScottHarmonica – Marvin PontiacPiano, Organ – John Medeski3:30
Small CarAcoustic Guitar – Erik SankoBacking Vocals – Adele Bertei, Eszter Balint, Kate Fenner, Kyrie Tinch, Liz Riley, Meaghan Gannett, Veronica BryantBass – Tony GarnierCello – Jane ScarpantoniDrums – Calvin WestonElectric Piano – Evan LurieGuitar – Jaime Scott, Marc RibotMarimba – Bill WarePercussion – Mauro RefoscoShekere – Billy MartinTenor Saxophone [Tenor] – Michael BlakeTrombone – Art Baron5:45
Now I'm HappyBaritone Saxophone – Doug WieselmanBass – Tony GarnierDrums – Calvin WestonGuitar – Marc RibotGuitar, Alto Saxophone – Marvin PontiacOrgan – John MedeskiPercussion, Gong – Mauro RefoscoTenor Saxophone – Michael BlakeTrombone – Art BaronTrumpet – Steven Bernstein3:49
PowerBass, Drums, Chair – Erik SankoCello – Jane ScarpantoniDrums [Murds] – Calvin WestonGuitar – Jaime ScottKeyboards [Casio] – Marvin PontiacOrgan, Clavinet, Mellotron – John Medeski4:02
Runnin' RoundBass – Tony ScherrDrums, Backing Vocals – Calvin WestonGuitar – Jaime ScottGuitar [Wah Wah Guitar] – Marvin PontiacOrgan – John MedeskiPercussion – Mauro RefoscoPiano – Evan Lurie3:39
PancakesBacking Vocals – Adele Bertei, Calvin Weston, Eszter Balint, Kyrie Tinch, Liz Riley, Renee FrenchBass – Tony ScherrDrums, Balafon [Balaphone] – Calvin WestonGuitar – Jaime ScottHarmonica, Keyboards – Marvin PontiacMarimba, Balafon – Bill WarePercussion – Kenny WollesonShaker – Billy Martin4:34
Bring Me RocksAlto Saxophone, Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Marvin PontiacBacking Vocals – Calvin Weston, Jaime Scott, Steven Bernstein, Tony ScherrBaritone Saxophone – Doug WieselmanBass – Tony ScherrDrums – Calvin WestonGuitar – Jaime ScottMarimba – Bill WareTenor Saxophone – Michael BlakeTrombone – Art Baron3:32
RubinBass – Erik SankoDrums – Calvin WestonGuitar – Jaime ScottMarimba – Bill WarePercussion – Billy MartinTrombone – Art BaronVocals – Angelique Kidjo3:36
Wanna WannaBacking Vocals – Adele Bertei, Angelique Kidjo, Calvin Weston, Eszter Balint, Kate Fenner, Kyrie Tinch, Liz Riley, Meaghan Gannett, Sharon Niesp, Veronica BryantBaritone Saxophone – Doug WieselmanBass – Erik SankoDrums – Calvin WestonGuitar – Jaime Scott, Marvin PontiacPercussion – Billy Martin, Kenny WollesonPiano, Organ – John MedeskiTenor Saxophone [Tenor] – Michael BlakeTrombone – Art BaronTrumpet – Steven Bernstein4:49
Sleep At NightHarmonica – Marvin PontiacPiano – John Medeski3:25
Arms & LegsBass – Tony ScherrDrums – Calvin WestonGuitar – Jaime ScottKeyboards, Sitar – Marvin PontiacMellophone [Melophone] – Steven Bernstein2:40
She Ain't Going HomeBacking Vocals – Calvin Weston, Erik Sanko, Jaime Scott, Marvin Pontiac, Tony ScherrBanjo, Harmonica – Marvin PontiacBass, Slide Guitar – Tony ScherrGuitar – Jaime ScottPercussion [Sticks] – Calvin Weston3:12
Little FlyBacking Vocals – Eszter Balint, Kate Fenner, Kyrie Tinch, Liz Riley, Meaghan Gannett, Veronica BryantBass – Erik SankoDrums [Disco Drums] – Calvin WestonGuitar – Jaime ScottLyrics By – PontiacOcarina – Doug "The Hank" Wieselman1:39
No KidsAcoustic Guitar – Marvin PontiacBacking Vocals – Angelique Kidjo*, Meaghan Gannett, Melanie RockBass, Guitar – Erik SankoDrums – Calvin WestonGuitar – Jaime ScottMarimba – Bill WarePercussion – Billy Martin3:05
― dow, Monday, 30 April 2018 21:38 (one month ago) Permalink
I haven't bought these because they've previously only been available as way overpriced CD/DVD or CD/Blu-Ray sets. If they release a reasonably priced CD-only version of this box, I might consider it, even though I don't really like the Wilson mix of Topographic:
YES: THE STEVEN WILSON REMIXES
Celebrate The Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer's 50th Anniversary With A Vinyl Set Featuring Steven Wilson's Remixes Of Five Classic Albums: The Yes Album, Fragile, Close To The Edge, Relayer And The Double Album, Tales From Topographic Oceans
Available June 29 From Rhino
LOS ANGELES - Yes mark their 50th anniversary this year and release YES: THE STEVEN WILSON REMIXES which spotlights five studio albums that helped secure the band's recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
YES: THE STEVEN WILSON REMIXES will be available June 29 as a five album set. It includes remixed versions of: The Yes Album (1971), Fragile (1971), Close To The Edge (1972), the double album Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973), and Relayer (1974). Each album features remixed audio by renowned producer Steven Wilson, released on vinyl for the first time.
The record case features artwork created specifically for the set by Roger Dean, whose artwork and trademark calligraphy are synonymous with the band's identity, two of the albums, Close To The Edge and Tales From Topography Oceans have new cover art, while the remaining three covers have been reworked by Dean.
After their initial release in the 1970's,Wilson's articulate remix shines a light on the stellar performances that run deep through each of these the albums, from hits like "Roundabout" and "I've Seen All Good People," to album-side length epics like "Close To The Edge" and "The Gates Of Delirium."
The music included in this collection confirms the band's standing as the most enduring, ambitious, and virtuosic progressive band in rock history. It also follows the band through a number of personnel changes. Starting in February 1971 with Yes's third studio release, The Yes Album, the band featured vocalist Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, keyboardist Tony Kaye and drummer Bill Bruford. Released just nine months later, Fragile was Yes's first release with keyboardist Rick Wakeman. The same line-up returned on 1972's Close To The Edge. A year later, drummer Alan White made his Yes debut on Tales From Topographic Oceans. And finally, keyboardist Patrick Moraz joined for Relayer in 1974.
YES: THE STEVEN WILSON REMIXESLP Album Listing:
The Yes Album (1971)Fragile (1971)Close To The Edge (1972)Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973)Relayer (1974)
― grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 14:05 (one month ago) Permalink
The music included in this collection confirms the band's standing as the most enduring, ambitious, and virtuosic progressive band in rock history.
― niels, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 14:13 (one month ago) Permalink
xp Boy the brainy 80s NYC hipster rollcall of Marvin's musical attendants---"the downtown crowd," as Lou Reed used to say---really takes me back, though they're a bit underemployed here, despite the alert, expert zigzag elevator groovage---underemployed compared to some other ventures, though not quantity-wise, would be better at half the length---about 25 minutes---or less (an excellent bonus EP w Lounge Lizards box, for inst). "Small Car" gets him out of the neighborhood or ward for a few minutes: it's about tiny farmers with "inch-long dogs" who are happy but one night they start to wonder where the stars come from, so they get in their cars made from cans and drive and drive, happy in the starlight and saying, "Hi farmer" to each other, 'til they come to the giants, us, or people our size, and agree that they don't belong here/there, so get in their can-cars and drive back home, but they enjoyed the trip and they're happy ever after to remember the night. Nice music.Otherwise, in the usual fedoraheadspace, my fave line is "I put a piece of fur in my shoe to hide it from you. " Last track, "No Kids," has an intriguingly more serious vibe, or back and forth, coulda used a few more like that (although I kept getting interrupted, took most of the day so far to hear it all, so some may take hold later).
― dow, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 20:10 (one month ago) Permalink
Numero Group announces Ectotrophia, the first authoritative compilation of American dream pop artist Happy Rhodes' earliest recordings from 1984-87, out June 29
The first authoritative compilation of American dream pop artist Happy Rhodes, whose singular songwriting and four-octave vocal range emanated from the pastoral confines of upstate New York in the 1980s. Her melding of classical music influences with synthesizer and acoustic guitar, and her enchanting and idiosyncratic singing, are favorably compared to heralded English chanteuse Kate Bush.
Fans of such artistic pop music would be remiss to overlook Rhodes’s similarly remarkable and otherworldly sonic transmissions, traversing tales of dreamers, outsiders, lovers and other lovely and terrifying creatures born of a wellspring of wild creativity and bold imagination.
Affectionately remastered from the original tapes, Ectotrophia gathers essential songs from Rhodes’s mid-'80s salad days, many written when she was just a teenager—wildly ahead of her time and unafraid to bare her soul to regional audiences, the ectophiles who’d eventually coin an entire subgenre of pop music in her honor. Dive deep into ecto, with the woman who started it all.
"When The Rain Came Down" (not my cuppa, but maybe yours)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP8Nv8XWMgU&feature=youtu.be
― dow, Saturday, 5 May 2018 01:39 (one month ago) Permalink
Aw crap--anyway it's on YouTube
So Guns N' Roses are putting out a 4-CD/1-Blu-Ray super deluxe edition of Appetite For Destruction in June. There are various versions, the biggest of which costs $999 and comes in a crate with about a hundred stupid things nobody needs. But here's the track listing, which includes new remasters of the album and the Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide and G N' R Lies EPs, plus a bunch of previously unreleased tracks:
Disc One - Appetite For Destruction
01 “Welcome To The Jungle”02 “It’s So Easy”03 “Nightrain”04 “Out Ta Get Me”05 “Mr. Brownstone”06 “Paradise City”07 “My Michelle”08 “Think About You”09 “Sweet Child O’ Mine”10 “You’re Crazy”11 “Anything Goes”12 “Rocket Queen”
Disc Two – B-sides N’ EPs
01 “Reckless Life”02 “Nice Boys”03 “Move To The City (Live)04 “Mama Kin”05 “Shadow Of Your Love” (Live)06 “You’re Crazy” (Acoustic Version)07 “Patience”08 “Used To Love Her”09 “You’re Crazy”10 “It’s So Easy” (Live)11 “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” (Live)12 “Whole Lotta Rosie” (Live)
Disc Three – 1986 Sound City Session
01 “Welcome To The Jungle” (1986 Sound City Session)02 “Nightrain” (1986 Sound City Session)03 “Out Ta Get Me” (1986 Sound City Session)04 “Paradise City” (1986 Sound City Session)05 “My Michelle” (1986 Sound City Session)06 “Think About You” (1986 Sound City Session)07 “You’re Crazy” (1986 Sound City Session)08 “Anything Goes” (1986 Sound City Session)09 “Rocket Queen” (1986 Sound City Session)10 “Shadow Of Your Love” (1986 Sound City Session)11 “Heartbreak Hotel” (1986 Sound City Session)12 “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (1986 Sound City Session)
Disc Four – 1986 Sound City Session and More
01 “Shadow Of Your Love”02 “Move To The City” (1986 Sound City Session)03 “Ain’t Goin’ Down No More” (Instrumental Version – 1986 Sound City Session)04 “The Plague” (1986 Sound City Session)05 “Nice Boys” (1986 Sound City Session)06 “Back Off Bitch” (1986 Sound City Session)07 “Reckless Life” (1986 Sound City Session)08 “Mama Kin” (1986 Sound City Session)09 “New Work Tune” (1986 Sound City Session)10 “November Rain” (Piano Version – 1986 Sound City Session)11 “Move To The City” (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)12 “You’re Crazy” (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)13 “November Rain” (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)14 “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (Acoustic Version- 1986 Sound City Session)15 “Move To The City” (1988 Acoustic Version)
01 “Shadow Of Your Love”02 “Patience”03 “Used To Love Her”04 “You’re Crazy”05 “Move To The City” (1988 Acoustic Version)
01 “Welcome To The Jungle”02 “Sweet Child O’ Mine”03 “Paradise City”04 “Patience”05 “It’s So Easy” (Brand New Video From 1989)
Did you notice what's missing from Disc Two? That's right - "One In A Million" is not included on this box. Axl is woke now. (Well, kinda - "Used To Love Her" is still there.)
― grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 5 May 2018 13:03 (one month ago) Permalink
Five Temptations albums from their psychedelic soul period - Puzzle People, Psychedelic Shack, Sky's The Limit, Solid Rock, and Masterpiece - are being reissued June 1 on the Elemental Music label. These are all long out of print, newly reissued on CD with original artwork and track listing/timings and digitally remastered audio, packaged in deluxe gatefold mini-LP style jackets with inner sleeves and info.
Sky's The Limit is by far my favorite of theirs, followed by All Directions and 1990, which were on CD not too long ago I guess.
― Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 6 May 2018 01:36 (one month ago) Permalink
There are various versions, the biggest of which costs $999 and comes in a crate with about a hundred stupid things nobody needs.
Including a life-size replica of Slash's hat or GTFO.
― Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 6 May 2018 01:43 (one month ago) Permalink
Axl is woke now. (Well, kinda - "Used To Love Her" is still there.)
It’s about his dog, remember? ;)
― i’m still stanning (morrisp), Sunday, 6 May 2018 02:19 (one month ago) Permalink
I watched the unboxing video for this and could only see a succession of sad living rooms where this product serves as some kind of altar or shrine.
― DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 6 May 2018 16:54 (one month ago) Permalink
I’m slightly interested in the 2CD version they’re putting out – I’ve never actually owned Appetite, in any form – but spending any amount of money on it feels like a failure of imagination (and sense).
― i’m still stanning (morrisp), Monday, 7 May 2018 03:57 (one month ago) Permalink
TheVinylFactory.com has beaucoup news, about first-timers and reissues; here's some, starting last month:
Far Out reissues two cult ’70s Brazilian albums featuring original members of Azymuth
With Victor Assis Brazil, Orlandivo, and legendary producer and multi-instrumentalist Durval Ferreira.
Far Out Recordings is reissuing two 1970s Brazilian “comedy concept” albums from television duo Chico Anysio and Arnauld Rodrigues this June.
Baiano & Os Novos Caetanos (1974) and Azambuja & Cia (1975) are based on characters created by Anysio and Rodrigues, with sounds that mix jazz-funk, soulful samba-rock and MPB.
Baiano & Os Novos Caetanos is a satire on Brazil’s Tropicália movement, while Azambuja & Cia tells the story of Carioca conman Paulo Maurício Azambuja.
Both albums have been remastered for these new viny reissues, with original album artwork.
More pix and full albums streams linked here:https://thevinylfactory.com/news/far-out-cult-70s-brazilian-albums-featuring-members-azymuth/
― dow, Saturday, 19 May 2018 22:24 (one month ago) Permalink
South African kwaito jazz
A future-facing hybrid of jazz, broken beat and afro-synth.
Composer and pianist Moses Taiwa Molelekwa’s 2000 album Genes And Spirits has been reissued on vinyl for the first time by Matsuli Music.
Released a year before his death at the age of 29, Molelekwa forged a unique international sound with a band that included Cuban legend Chucho Valdez, Cameroonian drummer Cuba Brice Wassy and Brazilian singer and fusion star Flora Purim.
The result is an album of genre-defying dexterity, created by a process of “finding a range of rhythmic alternatives”, of which the jazzy broken beat of second track ‘Spirits Of Tembisa’ is a particularly strong example.
The album will be reissued ion gatefold vinyl by Matsuli Music, who have already been responsible for reviving South African jazz gems by Batsumi, Black Disco and Ndikho Xaba And The Natives.
More info, audio here:https://thevinylfactory.com/news/south-african-kwaito-jazz-by-moses-taiwa-molelekwa-reissued-on-vinyl/
Read next: An introduction to 10 of South Africa’s most important labelshttps://thevinylfactory.com/features/south-africa-record-labels-ranger/
― dow, Saturday, 19 May 2018 22:33 (one month ago) Permalink
Little-known Turkish female singers from the ’70s and ’80s collected in new LP
“With eccentric synthesisers, mesmerising arabesque string orchestras, wakawaka funky guitars and narcotising rhythm sections of darbukas and drum sets.”
A new compilation called Turkish Ladies showcases female singers from Turkey in ’74 – ’88.
Spanning classical Türk Sanat, Argentinian tango, and Egyptian classical orchestras to disco, psychedelia, funk, the album is curated by Ladies on Records, from the archives of labels Elenor, Türküola and Şah Plak.
It features lesser-known female singers who never achieved international fame outside of Turkey such as Huri Sapan, Handan Kara, Gönül Yazar, and Esmeray, with liner notes telling their stories, in both Turkish and English.More info, audio: https://thevinylfactory.com/news/turkish-ladies-female-singers-from-turkey-1974-1988-lp/
― dow, Saturday, 19 May 2018 22:39 (one month ago) Permalink
Dreamy Fourth World inspired soundscapes meet Balinese instrumentals.
Spencer Clark’s 2010 record Make Mine, Macaw, originally released under the Monopoly Child Star Searchers moniker will be reissued on vinyl for the first time, this June via Discrepant.
Second in the Tropical Bird Romance Audio trilogy between 2010’s Bamboo For Two and 2011’s The Garnet Toucan, Make Mine, Macaw is also the rarest. While the other releases had vinyl pressings on Olde English Spelling Bee and Underwater Peoples, Macaw was a tour-only CDr.
The trilogy features some of Clark’s most hypnotic soundscapes, melding exotica, Fourth World music, gamelan and more. It also includes contributions from his Skaters partner James Ferraro, Dolphins Into The Future’s Lieven Martens Moana and Orphan Fairytale.
More info, audio:https://thevinylfactory.com/news/spencer-clark-make-mine-macaw-vinyl-monopoly-child-star-searchers/
Read more: An introduction to Jon Hassell in 10 recordshttps://thevinylfactory.com/features/introduction-jon-hassell-10-records/
― dow, Saturday, 19 May 2018 22:47 (one month ago) Permalink
From “the James Brown meets Fela Kuti of Sudan.”
Habibi Funk has launched a new series showcasing little-known music from Sudan’s jazz scene, starting with the first ever release of Kamal Keila’s album Muslims and Christians.
The label discovered Keila while on a recent trip to curate a collection of Arabic zouk tracks, where Keila’s name repeatedly came up in conversations.
For decades in Sudan, radio stations were not allowed to play label recordings on air, so stations hosted live sessions for musicians.
To prevent artists from self-releasing these sessions they rarely received copies of the tapes; however Keila managed to attain the studio reels of two, 5-track performances from the 12th of August 1992.
According to the label, “some of the songs were already written in the 1970s and have been part of Keila’s sets ever since, with only small changes for contemporary references in the lyrics and musically sometimes adopting to “new” sounds here and there.”
“Both sessions stand as a testament to how he stuck to a sound aesthetic from decades ago, while incorporating current events into his lyrics.”
Muslims and Christians includes Keila’s ‘Al Asafir’ which appeared on Habibi Funk 007: An Eclectic Selection of Music From The Arabic World, alongside nine previously unreleased songs.
The series will continue with albums by The Scorpions and Sharhabeel, forthcoming later this year.
more info, audio:https://thevinylfactory.com/news/habibi-funk-sudan-jazz-kamal-keila-muslims-and-christians-2xlp/
― dow, Saturday, 19 May 2018 23:02 (one month ago) Permalink
Soul Jazz collects the best unknown rap records from ’70s-’80s in new Boombox installment
The ode to independent hip-hop, electro and disco rap returns.
Soul Jazz is releasing the third edition of its Boombox series this June on triple vinyl.
According to the label the compilation was “created with just one thing in mind – to get this party jumping!”
As with previous editions, Boombox 3 showcases lesser known artists who released some of the first rap and hip-hop records on vinyl.
Boombox 3‘s 18-tracks include “New York rap artists, classic disco breaks...proto- electro and more,” shares Soul Jazz.
Boombox 3‘s triple vinyl release also includes a 44-page book with photographs, original artwork and images discussing “hip-hop’s trajectory from the first wave of Bronx creativity..."Tracklist
1. Majestics – Class A2. Brother’s Disco – Thumpin3. Mifflin Ensemble – On The Move4. Sherod – Schooling (Put Your Mind To The Message)5. Sugar Daddy – Another One Bites The Dust6. Family Four – Rap Attack7. She-MsD.J.RapItUp!8. The Caution Crew – Rhythm Rock (Part 1)9. Poor Boy Rappers – The D.J. Rap10. Family – Family Rap (6.56)11. Bobby Deemo – Bugs-B-Skate Rap12. Teen-Machine – Teen-Machine Rap13. T.J. Swann & Company – Get Fly14. Poor Boy Rappers – Low Rider Rap15. Sicle Cell & Rhapazooty – Rhapazooty In Blue16. Mr. Fox – Smooth Talk17. Solid C, Bobby D & Kool Drop – Wack Rap18. Disco Daddy & Capt. Rapp – The Gigolo Rapp
More Info, Audio: https://thevinylfactory.com/news/soul-jazz-boombox-3-rap-records-70s-80s/
Read more: Worldwide Underground: 10 records that define Soul Jazzhttps://thevinylfactory.com/features/10-records-that-define-soul-jazz/(More about Soul Jazz releases than a subgenre, ranging even unto their first hardcore punk comp)
― dow, Sunday, 20 May 2018 01:23 (one month ago) Permalink
Wow, that's one infodump of must-have releases up there.
Dunno if this needs explaining to any of the heads here, but the joke here is they conflated the band Novos Baianos ("new guys from Bahia") with Caetano Veloso.
― Daniel_Rf, Monday, 21 May 2018 08:50 (one month ago) Permalink
the first two volumes in the Boombox series have been great, looking forward to the third
― boxedjoy, Monday, 21 May 2018 09:44 (one month ago) Permalink
A CERTAIN RATIO have announced the final phase in their studio album reissue series. Sextet (1982) will be released on orange vinyl in textured sleeve replicating the original Factory release, Change The Station (1997) will be released on double blue vinyl and Mind Made Up (2008) is out on double purple vinyl. Change The Station and Mind Made Up will appear on vinyl for the first time. CD and digital copies will also be available on July 27. This is the latest installment in an ongoing collaboration with Mute and follows the release of The Graveyard And The Ballroom, To Each and Force. This Friday will see the release of I’d Like To See You Again, Good Together, Up In Downsville and ACR:MCR. Sextet (1982) - Dark and brooding, yet bright and funky, Sextet is a firm favorite amongst the critics. The album saw A Certain Ratio refine the experimentation of the first two albums and deliver a masterpiece that is as off-kilter and weird as it is commercial and pop. Listen to “Crystal” here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWTAtkuVs0E&feature=youtu.be Change The Station (1986) - An abstract album that sees A Certain Ratio bring the funk to laid back ambience in a way that only they could. The party is still there and it's more hypnotic than ever. Listen to “Yeah Boy” here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLY_0GNqAv0&feature=youtu.be Mind Made Up (2008) - To date, this is A Certain Ratio’s last album release, and one that sees them explore pop closer than ever before - short sharp bursts of classic sing-a-long post-pop funk. Listen to “Bird to the Ground” here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bow8z-J3-f8&feature=youtu.be A new compilation will follow later in the year and various box sets will be released in 2019 to mark the 40th anniversary of the first releases by the band. Known for their carnival atmosphere live performances, A Certain Raito have been playing blistering sold out shows throughout 2017 and 2018. A new series of dates have been announced. See below for an itinerary.A Certain Ratio embraced the ethic and culture of the late seventies post-punk explosion, but sounded like nothing else around them and refused to fit in. Formed in 1978, the band had various members throughout their career and a core line-up comprised of Jez Kerr, Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson. Hailed universally as pioneers of what became known as “punk funk” thanks to the success of “Shack Up” on both sides of the Atlantic, their sound is not easily pigeon-holed and their influence can never be understated. The band introduced the avant-garde elements of funk, jazz, electronics, tape loops and technology to the pop song, wrapping it in a post punk aesthetic. They have gone on to influence generations of musicians including Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem, Happy Mondays, Franz Ferdinand, ESG, Factory Floor and Andrew Weatherall. The Guardian’s Dave Simpson paid tribute to the band, once described as “James Brown on acid” in a recent Cult Heroes piece: “Once you start listening to A Certain Ratio, it’s difficult to stop”. For a look inside the band’s early days, watch the inspiring short film Tribeca, directed by Michael Shamberg, here. A CERTAIN RATIO UK TOURMay 25 – Leeds, England – Belgrave Music HallJune 30 – Birmingham, England – Hare and Hounds (w/ Sink Ya Teeth)September 7 – Portmeirion, Wales – Festival Nº6September 15 – Dublin, Ireland – The Sugar ClubSeptember 22 – Helsinki, Finland – AaniwalliSeptember 29 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Voodoo RoomsNovember 24 – Manchester, England – GorillaDecember 1 – Clitheroe, England – The GrandA Certain Ratio are supporters of Artists Against Hunger and will donate £1 for each ticket sold in 2018. For further details, please go to http://againsthunger.uk/acr
― dow, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 02:48 (four weeks ago) Permalink
(Those promo tracks are all on YouTube)
― dow, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 02:49 (four weeks ago) Permalink
Disciples of California is one of my favorite records of the aughts, nice to see this:
The Skygreen LeopardsThe Jingling World of The Skygreen LeopardsSAB086 | LP, DLPRE-ORDER FOR JUNE
“The Jingling World of The Skygreen Leopards” is a collection of songs from the first two Skygreen Leopards CDRs on Jewelled Antler; two mini albums written & recorded in the distant days of 2001, a year with a name that evokes a psychedelic future but which now seems very much part of the psychedelic past. Guided by Tall Dwarfs, The Monkees & The TVPs, the early SGLs concept was to mix automatic songwriting, two voices, California 12-string and put it on reverb smothered 1/4″ tape. The restrictions were that no songs could break the 3 minute mark, no jamming allowed, and you never went back to fix mistakes. All songs were written and performed by Glenn Donaldson and Donovan Quinn; both switching instruments and overdubbing until Glenn’s Tascam 388 had run out of open tracks.
From the womb of fanzines, flea market record crates of the 90’s and San Francisco’s fading victorians, it’s “The Jingling World of The Skygreen Leopards”!
― by the light of the burning Citroën, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 22:02 (four weeks ago) Permalink
Light in The Attic Records is ecstatic to announce the release of their Hauromi Hosono 5-album series, coming out this Summer/Fall.
“A basking adventure through exquisite & intricate melodies & grooves.” -Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
"Amazing sound presence in his voice and in his musical arrangements...a gifted sound artist for sure." -Laraaji
“I personally think he is beyond being a musician, more like a philosopher. He creates a borderless mindset with his music portraying a deep understanding of the world with his wit and elegance.” -Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto)
There is perhaps no figure more towering in the history of modern Japanese music than Haruomi “Harry” Hosono. From the groundbreaking folk rock of Happy End and the pioneering techno pop of Yellow Magic Orchestra, to the countless influential solo works that have touched on exotica, funk, country, electronic, ambient, and everything in between.
Light in the Attic is beyond proud to present a comprehensive archival series of Hosono’s key albums from throughout his solo career. These highly influential and sought-after albums have never been reissued outside of Japan, until now.https://gm1.ggpht.com/XMO5IuOyuHv7gNSEmEFwXrbZoq_X0Lu2D3hjvACEeZO8-CxdGOgcVjysLuKvE3ydCD5B0hTsN8HMNasZb6Xey7gUEEf-wtVa--Klb9r1ekHippEwinAsGr6Z54gypek2T6uEskfRg6wfAmlmAl7n-zlcsetrv4N6fuCV7ub0pO_iarJqjOdcD1-xx3UPdDfjTXIbshKf5boLT_3bC6ikh2BBmzIy0d2fX5skVjXbR3ID6LC75WpBWuW1rOVq-KKDijfusViIQ93rvmrLmrI7NvZIlcPCEQeUeIXKmvuNGJbkAnjvqW1yZnzvcn0_nyxo0JiKJzCWkms3351kxxpEpuRDddmXR-4MyEuq6SXaz6vB8zG4udlrpWLIGNhkoyiHLSjoVZnUBqrqKvNRxqgCGLLhX5ChUavp6DjiOnJBr1WVyNW6-mdtQmoaYzJ8Hl28pOC756vRcrSgS5pbIeE0wW-9O1zerVzrxEQITOHwmm5p2GupsvYV2c3KWi1Cnpl5yYp3wxXZcDPAQz6o1FZ9qnBA2VoUmZ-RApubLUMJCQS3g2zMY8QXx1AEgUuePoeWcctgexJGTk5uqNG-W9CuU-a8CQy0CcBm4Sf0kOGsU7eUQJIn-LFNAbrixZmvDKTuoSmN5qQO54dWM3dkB94Nf_GtNO4imJjMu_R85Y5QM7jZ3-Ayd0dvBzYqJhb1dxE=w526-h526-l75-ft
Philharmony (1982) – RELEASE DATE: August 10, 2018* First ever vinyl reissue and first ever release outside of Japan* Translated interview with Haruomi Hosono* Originally released in 1982* LP housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket & limited to 1500 copies on black vinyl* 3xLP Bundle includes "Philharmony", "omni Sight Seeing", and "Paraiso"
Philharmony is one of the most well-loved of Hosono’s albums, and a favorite of the artist himself. 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.
omni Sight Seeing (1989) – RELEASE DATE: August 10, 2018
* First ever vinyl release *Originally released in 1989* Translated interview with Haruomi Hosono* LP housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket & limited to 1500 copies pressed on black vinyl* 3xLP Bundle includes "omni Sight Seeing", "Philharmony", and "Paraiso"
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.
Paraiso (1978) – RELEASE DATE: August 10, 2018
* First ever vinyl reissue and first ever release outside of Japan* Originally released in 1978
* Translated interview with Haruomi Hosono* LP housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket & limited to 1500 copies pressed on black vinyl* 3xLP Bundle includes "Paraiso,” "Philharmony,” and "omni Sight Seeing"
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.
Hosono House (1973) – RELEASE DATE: September 28, 2018
* First ever release outside of Japan* Remastered form the original analog master tapes* 2xLP Bundle (both on Color & Black vinyl) includes "Hosono House" & "Cochin Moon"
After Happy End’s amicable break up in 1973, Hosono released Hosono House, an intimate slice of Japanese Americana recorded at home with a back-to-basics approach akin to Music from Big Pink or McCartney. While his former band helped pave the way for the rise of “city pop” that reflected upon urban themes and city life, Hosono took a 180 degree turn towards the countryside for his highly-regarded first solo album.
Cochin Moon (1978) – RELEASE DATE: September 28, 2018
* First ever release outside of Japan
* Translated interview with Haruomi Hosono* Remastered form the original analog master tapes
* Originally released in 1978* 2xLP Bundle (both on Color & Black vinyl) includes "Cochin Moon" & "Hosono House"
Cochin Moon is a clear precursor to the groundbreaking synth and sequencer-dominated sounds that would come to define the iconic trio. Credited to Hosono and Pop Art legend Tadanori Yokoo (who created the cover art), Cochin Moon is a fictional soundtrack to a journey into unknown worlds, inspired by Hosono and Yokoo’s trip to India.
I think all of these will be available on CD as well, not seeing digital. For more info:https://lightintheattic.net/artists/2475-haruomi-hosono
― dow, Tuesday, 29 May 2018 01:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink
Missed a cover!
here's the trailer for the serieshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsD_iVrLETIa bunch of other HH on that page
― dow, Tuesday, 29 May 2018 01:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink
Sweet, they send these images and won't let us post---anyway, I overlooked some of the news:
As he approaches his 50th anniversary as a working musician, Hosono will play his first ever UK shows as
Solo act in June 2018:
June 23: London – Barbican Centre*
June 25 – The Old Market
* with Acetone + Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback in celebration of Light In The Attic's Sweet 16 Year Anniversary!
― dow, Tuesday, 29 May 2018 03:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink
TIDAL WAVES MUSIC
Afrobeat-Afrofunk genius MANU DIBANGO’s 1985 Electric Africa has been reissued by One Way Static Records, distributed through Light in The Attic in North America
Manu Dibango needs litle introduction, born in Cameroon in 1933, Manu developed a musical style fusing jazz, funk, and traditional Cameroonian music. He’s definitely among the best known African
artists outside of Africa. Collaborations were numerous and include top acts like Fela Kuti, Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, Sly & Robbie, Don Cherry and Bernie Worrell.
In addition to selling hundreds of thousands of copies of the albums he recorded, he played such huge venues as Yankee Stadium and Madison Square Garden. In 1972, at 40 years of age, Manu Dibango did something almost unheard of for an African
artist – he had a pop hit. His song “Soul Makossa” became an enormous hit which influenced popular music for decades to follow. First picked up by David Mancuso (The Loft), “Soul Makossa” took New York dancefloors by storm & in July 1973 it became the first disco record to enter the Billboard Top 40 —an early instance of Western pop experiencing a paradigm shift thanks to Africa. The song’s chant of “ma-mako ma-ma-sa mako-mako sa” echoes through the greatest-selling pop album of all-time, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and it’s in the DNA of the music of Kanye West, Rihanna, A Tribe Called Quest, Akon and The Fugees.
L’Arbre A Palabres
·Back on vinyl for the first time since 1985 – BLUE VINYL now!
·Comes with the original 1985 artworks & obi strip
·All-star line-up featuring Herbie Hancock, Mory Kante & Bernie Worrell
·Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide (that sweet Blue Vinyl)
― dow, Friday, 8 June 2018 16:09 (one week ago) Permalink
SUNN O))) Releases Downtown LA Rehearsal/Rifftape March 1998 Limited Edition LPSUNN O))) has unleashed the earliest recording of the band's monolithic tones, revamped for a limited edition pressing via Southern Lord Recordings, as the label celebrates its twentieth anniversary, as a split label release together with Stephen O'Malley's Ideologic Organ imprint. The Downtown LA Rehearsal/Rifftape March 1998 dates back to the earliest rehearsals during the genesis of the SUNN O))) project. The source is a C60 cassette tape recorded on a boombox, and the result is essentially an extremely raw noise/drone record. It was taped in the band's early practice space at Downtown Rehearsal (RIP), Los Angeles, in a practice room which the band shared with The Melvins and Goatsnake at the time. The LP sees SUNN O))) founders Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley on guitars and stacks of amps, the original cassette was mastered by Brad Boatright February 2018. Longtime/old school diehard listeners of SUNN O)))'s massive sound and those who have watched the collective's transformation over the past two decades can find the brutal practice tape revamped as Downtown LA Rehearsal/Rifftape March 1998, available only through Southern Lord and directly from the band in a limited run on 180-gram vinyl LP - 900 black, 500 silver, 100 white, with machine numbering on the front cover - and digitally. Find SUNN O)))'s Downtown LA Rehearsal/Rifftape March 1998 at Bandcamp HEREhttps://sunn.bandcamp.com/album/downtown-la-rehearsal-rifftape-march-1998
Other buying options at band's website.
Downtown LA Rehearsal/Rifftape March 1998 Track Listing:Side A:1. Room 206 pt.12. Room 206 pt.23. B-Witch Side B:1. Room 206 pt.32. The Grimm Robe / Black Wedding3. Mustaine / Thorns4. M & D I.L.F.5. The DJs The celebration of twenty years of SUNN O))) and Southern Lord this year will continue with reissues of the band's lauded White1 and White2 albums in the coming weeks. SUNN O))) will perform live at the Psycho Las Vegas festival on August 19th alongside Godflesh, Goblin, Enslaved, All Pigs Must Die, Wolves In The Throne Room, and scores more. Watch for further updates on SUNN O))) in the coming days. SUNN O))) Live:8/19/2018 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas
― dow, Friday, 8 June 2018 17:39 (one week ago) Permalink
more news from The Vinyl Factory:
Soundway collects under-the-radar Brazilian synth hits on new compilation
Samba boogie, synth wave and electro oddities from ’80s and ’90s Brazil.
Globe-trotting label Soundway Records touches down in Brazil for the first time this summer with the release of Onda De Amor, charting the “synthesized Brazilian hits that never were” on gatefold double vinyl.Released in July, the compilation covers a ten year period between ’84 and ’94 of Brazilian music not yet extensively explored by reissue labels, and follows Music From Memory’s superb Outro Tempo last year, which exposed the country’s rich history of synthesized pop to a wider audience for the first time.
Onda De Amor is compiled by DJ Millos Kaiser, one half of Brazilian duo Selvagem, who says, “the idea is to do justice to these songs. Songs that combine all the right ingredients that should have put them on radio playlists when I was growing up, or at least in the case of more adventurous DJs.”
Onda De Amor: Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were (1984-94) is out on 6th July via Soundway Records. Tracklist:
1.Ricardo Bomba – Você Vai Se Lembrar2.Vânia Bastos – Tabu (The Sweetest Taboo)3. Rosana Mendes & Grupo Veneno – Reague4. Grupo Controle Digital – A Festa É Nossa5. Villa Box – Break De Rua (Versão Longa)6. Batista Junior – Cheira7.Dado Brazzawilly – Saramandaia8. Anacy Arcanjo – Toque Tambor9. Fogo Baiano – O Fogo Do Sol10.Dodô Da Bahia & As Virgens De Porto Seguro – Africamerica 05:0011.Via Negromonte – Love Is All12. Electric Boogies – Electric Boogies13. Os Abelhudos – Contos De Escola (Millos Kaiser Edit)14. Nanda Rossi – Livre Pra Voar (Millos Kaiser Edit)15. André Melo – Onda De Amor16. Região Abissal – Feminina Mulher (Instrumental)
Read more: How Brazil is reclaiming its record culturehttps://thevinylfactory.com/features/brazil-reclaiming-records/
― dow, Friday, 8 June 2018 17:56 (one week ago) Permalink
Experimental Brazilian records from 1976-1985 collected in vibrant new book
Sights and sounds from the underground.
Journalist and record collector Bento Araujo has launched a new crowdfunding campaign to help publish the second instalment of his Lindo Sonho Delirante book series.
A follow-up to Lindo Sonho Delirante Volume 1, – one of our favourite music books of 2017 – which looked at rare Brazilian psychedelic records released between 1968 – 1975, Volume 2 delves into 100 avant-garde and progressive psychedelic records from 1976–1985.
As with the first edition, the book features fully illustrated cover art reproductions for all albums, with a review written in both Portuguese and English, alongside comprehensive original release information.
Lindo Sonho Delirante is currently crowdfunding on Catarse, head here for more info.https://www.catarse.me/lsd2
― dow, Friday, 8 June 2018 18:05 (one week ago) Permalink
French Caribbean label Disques Debs collected in new 2xLP series
From early biguine and bolero to zouk, reggae and créole.
Strut is releasing a new multi-volume vinyl series featuring archival music from Guadeloupe imprint Disques Debs, on June 25.
Launched by Henri Debs in the late ’50s, the studio released over 300 7″ singles and 200 LPs during its time.
Volume 1, compiled by Hugo Mendez of Sofrito and Emile Omar of Radio Nova, includes 21 tracks taken from the first decade of the label’s existence, with percussive biguines, big bands like Orchestre Esperanza and Orchestre Caribbean Jazz, poet and radio personality Casimir “Caso” Létang and folkloric gwo ka artist Sydney Leremon.
Disques Debs International: An Island Story: Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise 1960 – 1972 2xLP release also includes rare and unseen photos, extensive liner notes and interviews with Phillpe Debs and Max “Maxo” Severin from Les Vikings.
listen to Guy Conquette’s ‘Assez Fait Cancan’:https://strut.bandcamp.com/album/disques-debs-international-vol-1
1. Daniel Forestal Et Sa Guitare – Ces P`Tits Je T`aime2. Casimir Lètang – Travail Zènfants! Chantez Après!3. Cyril Diaz Et Son Orchestre – Feeling Happy4. Georges Tinedor Et Manuela Pioche – Colliè Et Zanno5. Henri Debs Quintet – Douce Kombass6. Joseph Lacides – Mr. Morin
7. Geno Exile – Lan Misè8. Dolor Et Les Diables Du Rythme – Salvana9. Syndey Lèrèmon Et Ses Amis Du Calvaire Baie-Mahault – You You Matayango10. Raymond Cicault Et Son Orchestre Volcan – À Mon Ami Lucien Jolibois11. Orchestre Esperanza Et Jean Leroy – Ou Pas Bel12. Henri Debs Sextet Et Paul Blamar – Moin Çé On Maléré
13. Le Ry-Co Jazz – Si I Bon Di I Bon14. Remy Mondey – Meringue Mondey15. Henri Guedon Et Les Contesta – Van Van16. Les Shupa Shupa D`Haiti – Batterie Shupa
17. Paul Blamaret Vèlo – Lovency18. Eric Virgal – Stanislas19. Les Aiglons – Les Aiglons Ka Satisfait20. Tutus De La Guyane – Nanao Nanao21. Guy Conquette – Assez Fait Cancan
Read more: Island Digging with Ruf Dug: The disco funk sound of Guadaloupe in 10 recordshttps://thevinylfactory.com/features/island-digging-with-ruf-dug-the-disco-funk-sound-of-guadeloupe-in-10-records/
― dow, Friday, 8 June 2018 18:17 (one week ago) Permalink
Elusive disco, dub, ambient and electronics collected on new Isla of Jura 2xLP
Norwegian tropico-funk, Legowelt space synth, ’80s hip-hop breaks and more.
Australian label Isle of Jura is releasing a new double vinyl compilation of elusive reissues, edits and originals from around the world.
Jura Soundsystem Presents Transmission One is the first in a series of compilations from Jura Soundsystem, aka label head Kevin Griffiths.
Highlights from Transmission One include a stellar edit of Ken-Dang’s 1983 percussive super jam ‘Born in Borneo’, the first ever vinyl release of Legowelt’s Smackos alias ambient tune ‘We Can Watch Alf In The Hotel Room’, Minus Group’s elusive 1979 Italian psych 7″ ‘Black Shadow’, and the eighties Baltimore booty shake of Mix-O-Rap’s ‘All Party People’.Ken Dang--'Born In Borneo"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3RTjuMYhK0
The collection also features four “soothing” Jura Soundsystem ambient tools, and follows the release of ‘Dear Adrian’ / ‘Udaberri Blues’ – one of our favourite dance 12″s of April – on sub-label Temple of Jura, as well as The Voice of Q 12″ reissue on the main imprint.
Smackos---'We Can Watch Alf In the Hotel Room'http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=YuEjvC9mKWI
A1. Smackos ‘We Can Watch Alf In The Hotel Room’A2. Astral Engineering ‘Seashore Dub’A3. Minus Group ‘Black Shadow’
B1. Ken Dang ‘Born In Borneo’ (Jura Soundsystem Edit)B2. Trevor Bastow ‘Integration’
C1. Kash ‘Percussion Sundance’C2. Tabou Combo Superstars ‘Ooh La La’ (Jura Soundsystem Edit)
D1. Blindboy ‘Traumerei’D2. Mix-O-Rap ‘All Party People’ (Special Mix) (Go-Go Style)D3. Jura Soundsystem ‘Jungle Ambient Tool’D4. Jura Soundsystem ‘Ocean Ambient Tool’D5. Jura Soundsystem ‘Time Ambient Tool’D6. Jura Soundsystem ‘Pyramids Ambient Tool’
― dow, Friday, 8 June 2018 18:28 (one week ago) Permalink
Kuniyuki TakahashiEarly Tape Works (1986-1983) Vol. 2(Music From Memory)Listen:https://soundcloud.com/music-from-memory/sets/mfm-032-kuniyuki-takahashi
Soothing ’80s synthscapes and breezy tropical samples abound, in this second instalment of Music from Memory’s compilation series showcasing the music of Japanese producer Kuniyuki Takahashi. Whereas the first instalment, one of the records had a more club orientated feel, Vol. 2 delves into cinematic territory that carries a Joe Hisaishi touch. An emotive and ethereal essential, whether you’re previously familiar with Takahashi’s tunes or not.
― dow, Friday, 8 June 2018 18:38 (one week ago) Permalink
Giorgio Moroder’s elusive 1975 Einzelgänger LP reissued on vinyl for the first time.
“A look into the experimental side of his disco synth.”
Italian maestro composer and producer Giorgio Moroder’s seventies album Einzelgänger is being rereleased on vinyl for the first time.
Regarded as the “Father of Disco” Moroder created some of the era’s most popular singles with artist Donna Summer, including ‘I Feel Love’, ‘Love to Love You Baby’, and ‘On The Radio’.
Originally released in 1975 on Moroder’s own Oasis label under his Einzelgänger alias (German for individualist), the 9-track LP was composed, performed and produced by Moroder in collaboration with Reinhold Mack.
Though it failed to achieve commercial success, later that year Summer and Moroder released ‘Love To Love You Baby’ – one of the first hit disco singles to be released as an extended version, and the track that catapulted the duo to international fame.
In 2015, The Vinyl Factory released Moroder and Bruce Sudano’s track ‘Willoughby’ on limited 12″, as part of Doug Aitken and the Barbican’s Station to Station.
1. Einzelgänger2. Aus (The End)3. Warum (Why)4. Percussiv5. Good Old Germany6. Basslich7. Untergang (Ruin)8. Liebes-Arie (Love Song)9. Einzelganger
― dow, Friday, 8 June 2018 18:42 (one week ago) Permalink
― sleeve, Friday, 8 June 2018 18:44 (one week ago) Permalink
Alice Coltrane’s Lord of Lords reissued on vinyl for the first time
The last in her Universal Consciousness and World Galaxy trilogy.
Alice Coltrane’s 1972 album Lord of Lords is being reissued for the first time, via Superior Viaduct this June.
Its five tracks were recorded over the course of one week in a Los Angeles studio during July of 1972, following the release of her seminal albums World Galaxy and Journey in Satachidananda featuring Pharaoh Sanders.
Lord of Lords was released by Impulse! in the US and Canada that same year, with a UK release in 1976.
The album’s reissue follows last year’s World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitnanda, our favourite reissue of 2017.
A1 Andromeda’s SufferingA2 Sri Rama OhnedaruthA3 Excerpts From The Firebird
B1 Lord Of LordsB2 Going Home
A Short Documentary About Alice Coltrane's Spiritual Journeyhttps://thevinylfactory.com/news/alice-coltrane-documentary-spiritual-journey/
― dow, Friday, 8 June 2018 18:53 (one week ago) Permalink
Joe Henderson and Alice Coltrane’s rare 1973 LP The Elements reissued for the first time
A soulful and celestial voyage to otherworldly music realms.
Tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson rose to stardom releasing iconic post-bop jazz on Blue Note in the sixties, but it was in the seventies when Henderson branched out into inspiring and experimental terrain.
The Elements is one of the most exciting examples of Henderson’s innovative creative directions.
Mixing jazz with funk, soul, psych, latin, Indian and beyond, the LP is a four-part improvisation based on compositions written by Henderson, exploring fire, air, water and earth.
For this journey, Henderson enlisted a heavyweight group of likeminded, intrepid musicians including Alice Coltrane on piano and harp, Charlie Haden on bass, Michael White on violin, and Kenneth Nash on percussion.
What followed was a unique album, captured over the course of two days at Village Recorders studio in Los Angeles.
Remastered from the original tapes for this first ever reissue, The Elements is an essential sonic exploration, that still sounds as fresh and forward-thinking over 40 years later.
John and Alice Coltrane’s Cosmic Music reissued on vinyl
With the original private press cover artwork.
Spiritual jazz power couple Alice and John Coltrane’s collaborative album Cosmic Music is to be reissued on vinyl via Superior Viaduct, on 5/26/17.
Self-released by Alice Coltrane in 1968 following her husband’s death, Cosmic Music was subsequently re-released by Impulse! who introduced the recognisable moon motif on the sleeve.
Featuring two tracks by John Coltrane’s legendary final quintet (‘Manifestation’ and ‘Rev. King’) that were recorded in San Francisco on February 2nd, 1966 and two from Alice Coltrane’s very first session as a bandleader after her husband’s passing (‘Lord Help Me To Be’ and ‘The Sun’), it’s a joint monument to the pair’s vast influence on spiritual jazz, giving a platform to heavyweight contemporaries like Jimmy Garrison, Rashied Ali and Pharoah Sanders.
John Coltrane Quintet w Alice Coltrane:http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=xJXJmXf1f6M
― dow, Friday, 8 June 2018 19:01 (one week ago) Permalink
This whole "reissued on vinyl for the first time" thing is such utter sucker-baiting horseshit it makes me froth with rage.
The Elements has been in print on CD since the 1990s. Lord of Lords is just as readily available, as half of a budget twofer CD (it's paired up with Universal Consciousness). But hey, pay $25 for the LP if that's what you wanna do with your life.
― grawlix (unperson), Friday, 8 June 2018 19:15 (one week ago) Permalink
I don't even have a working turntable, but find these items good for info, since I never heard of most of these Vinyl Factory news objects. Always look for the most affordable option anyway.
― dow, Friday, 8 June 2018 19:39 (one week ago) Permalink
That David Bowie live album, Waiting for the Blackout: Live London '78, that came out as a 3LP set for Record Store Day, is being released as a 2CD set on June 29. I'm listening to it now and other than the inclusion of a version of "Sound and Vision" that's inferior to the studio version, there's literally no point to it if you already have Stage. Same tour, virtually identical set list. But I'm agnostic-to-skeptical w/r/t Bowie in general, so.
― grawlix (unperson), Friday, 8 June 2018 21:41 (one week ago) Permalink
From latest Smog Veil newsletter:
European fans: many of our releases are now available from Soundohm, a quality distributor of electronic, psych, cinematic, and otherwise fantastic reissue releases. Check 'em out!https://www.soundohm.com/
AT THE PRESSING PLANT and out soon:
Chris Butler/Ralph Carney: Songs For Unsung Holidays LP/CDObnox: Bang Messiah LP/CD
Speaking of Chris Butler, take a gander at his newest release, a Smog Veil digital exclusive "Get It Togehter". A collection of demos, works in progress, and all things Chris. Think a little bit of Tin Huey, a little bit of The Waitresses, and of course, all Akron all the time. Check it out at your favorite online download/stream source (or check smogveil site)
So, say hello to these 7" records that we recently unearthed in our warehouse:
Rocket From The Tombs "I Sell Soul"HG Lewis and the Amazing Pink Holes "2000 Maniacs" splatter waxRubber City Rebels "Annoyed, Destroyed, Unemployed"2 Bobs "Papa Oom Mow Mow/Roll On Big O"This Moment In Black History "Family Day At Euclid Beach" etchedDefnics "Look At Me Mom I'm Not Dead" green vinylVan Failin' (aka FYPM) "Panama" pic disc
These records are available for sale. 3 7"s for 1 low price plus postage. But, act now as on June 30, anything left over will be gifted to the guys that pick up the trash. If you don't see the 7" available in the drop down box or if the link is dead, that means we are sold out. No special code needed. We have very limited quantities on these, so this is the last chance forever and once June 30 rolls around, well, say goodbye.
― dow, Saturday, 9 June 2018 20:47 (one week ago) Permalink
And a few from xp Soundohm:
Nurse With WoundSinister Whimsy For The Wretched (2Cd)LABEL: DIRTER PROMOTIONSGENRE: Experimental | FORMAT: 2 x CD | CATALOG N. DPROM140 | YEAR. (2018)In StockSinister Whimsy For The Wretched contains the long out-of-print albums, Sugar Fish Drink (1992) and Large Ladies With Cake In The Oven (1993). Both discs are remastered by Andrew Liles. You will never hear these better. Sugar Fish Drink, "Cod Surrealism", is a distinctly wet aberration on paranoid aesthetics occasionally coordinated by John Balance and Steven Stapleton. For Large Ladies With Cake In The Oven, all tracks were previously released in some form or another. Songs titles have been altered from their original forms on their original releases. "Head Cold" is very close to being the exact song as the Miss Ticker remix of "Cold" from the Thunder Perfect Mind CD reissue and "Steel Dream March Of The Metal Man".more info, audio: https://www.soundohm.com/product/sinister-whimsy-for-the-wretched-2cd/pid/31949/
― dow, Saturday, 9 June 2018 20:56 (one week ago) Permalink
Anthony Braxton - Derek BaileyRoyal (2Lp)LABEL: Honest Jon'sGENRE: Jazz | FORMAT: LPx2 | CATALOG N. HJR 201LP | YEAR. (2018)In Stock2018 small repress. Honest Jon's Records present a reissue of Derek Bailey and Anthony Braxton's Royal, expanded to include both intended volumes. Volume 1 was originally released in 1984; the second volume was never issued. The second release in a series of collaborations between Honest Jon's Records and Incus: three double-LPs of the legendary free-improvising guitarist Derek Bailey, solo (HJR 200LP) and in duos with Anthony Braxton and Han Bennink (HJR 202LP), augmenting the original releases with marvelous, previously unissued music. Recorded in 1974, at the Royal Hotel in Luton, with Braxton playing soprano and alto saxophones, and Bb and contrabass clarinets. Two volumes were planned; only one was issued, till now. This was an early transatlantic meeting between the leading free improvisers. Many of Braxton's signature techniques and ideas were gestated in such sessions. It still brims with inquisitive musical creativity and knockabout jazzbo allusiveness. Newly transferred from tape at Abbey Road, and remastered by Rashad Becker. The records are manufactured by Pallas.more info, audio: https://www.soundohm.com/product/royal-2lp/pid/31945/
― dow, Saturday, 9 June 2018 20:58 (one week ago) Permalink
Aleister CrowleyOriginal Wax Recordings (LP)LABEL: Fantome PhonographiqueGENRE: Sound Art | FORMAT: LP | CATALOG N. OME 1007LP | YEAR. (2018)
Fantôme Phonographique present a reissue of the only known recordings from the infamous occultist, mystic, magician, poet, novelist, sexual deviant, and all-around misfit, Aleister Crowley. Recorded onto wax cylinder in the early 1910s, and later transferred to 78 RPM discs. The tracks include Crowley's recitation of the first two Enochian Keys, original poetry, incantations, and songs. An absolutely essential piece of occult history. This collection was originally compiled and released on LP in 1986.more info, audio: https://www.soundohm.com/product/original-wax-recordings-lp/pid/31886/
― dow, Saturday, 9 June 2018 21:02 (one week ago) Permalink
Antonin ArtaudPur En Finir Avec Le Jugement De Dieu (LP)LABEL: Fantome PhonographiqueGENRE: Sound Art | FORMAT: LP | CATALOG N. OME 1006LP | YEAR. (2018)In StockFantôme Phonographique present a reissue of Pur En Finir Avec Le Jugement De Dieu by Antonin Artaud. Antonin Artaud was a French poet, dramatist, and director and one of the most important figures in 20th century European theater, and especially the avant-garde. His piece "Pour En Finir Avec Le Jugement De Dieu" was recorded in 1947 to be aired on French radio. But the project was shelved not only for its scatological, anti-American, anti-religious content, but also for its avant-garde sound, with screams, cries, grunts, glossolalia, and general cacophony, all of which the radio thought would be too shocking for the listeners of post-WWII France. Now regarded as one of his most brilliant works, the piece is finally available again on vinyl courtesy of Fantôme Phonographique. Features the voice actors Maria Casarès, Roger Blin, and Paule Thévenin.more info, audio: https://www.soundohm.com/product/pur-en-finir-avec-le-jugement-de-dieu-lp/pid/31885/
― dow, Saturday, 9 June 2018 21:05 (one week ago) Permalink
Robbie BashoLand of Our Fathers: Rarities 1967-1983 (Lp)€ 22.00LABEL: Holographic Ontological NetworksGENRE: Folk | FORMAT: LP | CATALOG N. HON 40 | YEAR. (2018)In STOCK
Land Of Our Fathers' is a stunningly beautiful compilation of never-before-released and hard-to-find recordings by America's great guitar mystic Robbie Basho. Spanning 16 years, this is 42 minutes of essential and extremely rare music from throughout Basho's multifaceted career. 'Land Of Our Fathers' provides further illumination of Basho's mysterious and incomparably poetic soul.more info, audio: https://www.soundohm.com/product/land-of-our-fathers-rarities-1967-1983-lp/pid/31791/ (good related at bottom of this page, though may be older reissued: Tibbets, Jansch, Fahey, Tompkins Square excavations etc.)
― dow, Saturday, 9 June 2018 21:10 (one week ago) Permalink
Mad RiverMad River (LP)LABEL: SUNDAZEDGENRE: Psych | FORMAT: LP | CATALOG N. LP5243 | YEAR. (2018)In Stock
180gram High Definition Vinyl, originally released in 1968 on Capitol; by far the most ominous-sounding of the Bay Area’s 1960s psychedelic bands, the music of Berkeley’s Mad River comes across like a spiralling, acid-spiked descent into hell. With a raw, garagey style marked by Lawrence Hammond’s quavering vocals and the interlocking exchanges of guitarists David Robinson and Rick Bockner, Mad River’s sound conjures a darker, more menacing version of Quicksilver Messenger Service or early Country Joe and The Fish. No wonder the quintet’s self-titled 1968 debut has long been at the top of many collector’s want lists! Presented in sealed & stickered picture sleeve).more info, audio:https://www.soundohm.com/product/mad-river-lp/pid/31858/(CREEM's ancient mention of this debut quoted lyrics, imploring "Merciful monks from your caves of ether" to do some stuff incl. "sweep the burning nostrils into the sea...and no one looks to me like they've come here," followed by a typesetter's note, "I can't go on this, stuff is too awful. Historian added that the second album went to an opposite extreme of mellow, even incl. a guest appearance by Richard Brautigan," and it's a classic of its kind too.")
― dow, Saturday, 9 June 2018 21:20 (one week ago) Permalink
I've loved this band and its later incarnation as mad River since I discovered them a few decades back. My teens coincided with the Ultimate Action coming out on Edsel which i got when i was like 14. Now all of their material hopefully in best possible sound is coming out next October in one box set
Sixties Mod band THE ACTION only released six singles in their lifetime – or seven, if you count a pre-Action single by The Boys – but their legend has grown exponentially since their demise in 1968.
THE ACTION was the first band signed by Beatles producer George Martin after he left EMI to set up his own company AIR Productions. In due course, he produced the band’s five singles issued on Parlophone between 1965 and 1967 as well as tracks intended for a never-released album.
SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS is far and away the most comprehensive tribute to THE ACTION so far assembled, boasting all their known recordings in the studio and live on radio/TV.
Many of the original Parlophone single mixes have never been reissued in their original form on compact disc – until now. The fresh discovery of multi-tracks and rehearsal tapes has led to a whole disc’s worth of previously unheard mixes and performances.
The box set includes numerous photos of THE ACTION in their heyday, with 16,000 words of sleeve-notes by David Wells and a 36-page booklet within a handsome 4-CD ‘digibook’.
Includes all previous material issued from the band’s BBC sessions and post-Parlophone period, suitably remastered by Alec Palao.
DISC ONETHE PARLOPHONE MASTERSTHE SINGLES1. LAND OF ONE THOUSAND DANCES2. IN MY LONELY ROOM3. I’LL KEEP HOLDING ON4. HEY SAH-LO-NEY5. BABY YOU’VE GOT IT6. SINCE I LOST MY BABY7. NEVER EVER8. TWENTYFOURTH HOUR9. SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS10. SOMETHING HAS HIT ME11. THE HARLEM SHUFFLE12. WASN’T IT YOU13. THE PLACE14. THE CISSY15. I LOVE YOU (YEAH!)16. COME ON, COME WITH ME17. JUST ONCE IN MY LIFE (New Mono Mix) *
BONUS TRACKS18. MINE EXCLUSIVELY (BBC Session)19. REG KING INTERVIEW / BABY YOU’VE GOT IT (BBC Session)20. TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS (ROCK ME A LITTLE WHILE) (BBC Session)21. I SEE YOU (BBC Session)22. SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS (BBC Session)
* Previously unissued
DISC TWOAT ABBEY ROADNEW STEREO MIXES1. I’LL KEEP HOLDING ON2. THE CISSY3. NEVER EVER4. SINCE I LOST MY BABY5. SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS6. HEY SAH-LO-NEY7. SOMETHING HAS HIT ME8. BABY YOU’VE GOT IT9. I LOVE YOU (YEAH!)10. WASN’T IT YOU11. THE HARLEM SHUFFLE12. THE PLACE13. TWENTYFOURTH HOUR14. COME ON, COME WITH ME15. JUST ONCE IN MY LIFE
OUTTAKES16. SOMETHING HAS HIT ME (Rehearsal)17. I LOVE YOU (YEAH) (Backing Track Take 1)18. NEVER EVER (Rehearsal)19. COME ON, COME WITH ME (Backing Track Take 4)20. TWENTYFOURTH HOUR (Alternative Version)21. THE PLACE (Backing Track Take 2)22. JUST ONCE IN MY LIFE (Take 2)23. SOMETHING HAS HIT ME (Alternative Backing Track)24. SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS (Backing Track)
All tracks previously unissued
DISC THREEROLLED GOLD PLUS:THE 1967-68 RECORDINGS1. COME AROUND2. SOMETHING TO SAY3. LOVE IS ALL4. ICARUS5. STRANGE ROADS6. THINGS YOU CANNOT SEE7. BRAIN (Full Length Version)8. LOOK AT THE VIEW9. CLIMBING UP THE WALL (SEE ME) (Full Length Vers.)10. REALLY DOESN’T MATTER (Full Length Version)11. I’M A STRANGER12. LITTLE BOY (Full Length Version)13. FOLLOW ME14. IN MY DREAM (George Martin Orchestrated Version)
ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN…15. ONLY DREAMING16. DUSTBIN FULL OF RUBBISH17. AN UNDERSTANDING LOVE18. MY FAVOURITE DAY19. A SAYING FOR TODAY
BONUS TRACK20. IN MY DREAM (Demo Version)
DISC FOURACTION EXTRAS1. IT AIN’T FAIR – The Boys2. I WANT YOU – The Boys3. FINE LOOKING GIRL – The Boys4. GIRL (WHY YOU WANNA MAKE ME BLUE) (Decca Audition)5. IN MY LONELY ROOM (Decca Audition)6. YOU’LL WANT ME BACK (Decca Audition)7. I’LL KEEP HOLDING ON (Live)8. LAND OF ONE THOUSAND DANCES / UPTIGHT (EVERYTHING’S ALRIGHT) (Live)9. GOING TO A GO-GO (BBC Session)10. NEVER EVER (BBC Session)11. INDIA (BBC Session)12. LOVE IS ALL (BBC Session)13. I’LL KEEP HOLDING ON (“Edsel” mix)14. BABY YOU’VE GOT IT (“Edsel” mix)15. THE HARLEM SHUFFLE (“Edsel” mix)16. JUST ONCE IN MY LIFE (“Edsel” mix)17. NEVER EVER (“Edsel” mix)18. TWENTYFOURTH HOUR (“Edsel” mix)19. SOMETHING HAS HIT ME (“Edsel” mix)20. SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS (“Edsel” mix)
― Stevolende, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 16:29 (two days ago) Permalink
Mighty Baby not Mad river. Think I got that from the entry immediately above.
Also should have just said taht there are a couple of tracks included there better known as recorded by Mighty Baby.
I think some members wound up in Habbibiya after going through the same Sufi conversion as Richard and Linda Thompson.
― Stevolende, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 16:31 (two days ago) Permalink