SPOTLIGHT 577

23/02/2017 12:20

Welcome to the Spot Light! Check out the latest psychedelic, cosmic, prog, freakbeat, folk, kraut, experimental, jazz, drone, mystical and avant-garde sounds!

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE

BRERETONS - KEEP YOU SAFE (BLUE) (LP/SUGARBUSH)

Led by a Kent-based brother and sister duo, The Breretons release a great debut-album. The music is a fantastic take on English rural gothic psychedelic roots rock with shades of The Cowboy Junkies, Walkabouts and Yo La Tengo. Incredible musicianship, sublime arrangements, lush strings and -above all- top notch songwriting make this a very special record. The line-up features Kula Shaker's Paul Winter-Hart on drums. This BLUE VINYL version is limited to 200 copies.

BRERETONS - KEEP YOU SAFE (GREEN) (LP/SUGARBUSH)

Led by a Kent-based brother and sister duo, The Breretons release a great debut-album. The music is a fantastic take on English rural gothic psychedelic roots rock with shades of The Cowboy Junkies, Walkabouts and Yo La Tengo. Incredible musicianship, sublime arrangements, lush strings and -above all- top notch songwriting make this a very special record. The line-up features Kula Shaker's Paul Winter-Hart on drums. This GREEN VINYL version is limited to 200 copies.

CANNIBALE - NO MERCY FOR LOVE (LP/BORN BAD)

French band Cannibale releases an exciting album that sounds like a surprising -and very psychedelic- mixture of cumbia, African rhythms and garage music. Or, if you will, a kind of missing link between Fela Kuti, The Doors and The Seeds!

EAT LIGHTS BECOME LIGHTS - NATURE RESERVE (LP/DEEP DISTANCE)

The 50th release on Deep Distance sees the welcome return of London's kosmische/kraut maestros EAT LIGHTS BECOME LIGHTS with their first studio recordings since 2014. Recorded in Berlin, London, Spain and Portugal, 'Nature Reserve' marks an incredible return, featuring the band's trademark heavy motorik workouts alongside a more pastoral set of blissful, deep space lullabies.

GREEK THEATRE - BROKEN CIRCLE (LP/SUGARBUSH)

The long awaited second album by Sweden's premier west-coast influenced psych act. This time around the material dives much deeper into full-on psychedelia, yet retains -and even improves on- the band's excellent songwriting. While a lot of contemporary psych bands revel in endless blasts of somewhat monotonous spacerock, it has become a rare thing to find an album of song based psychedelia, which is exactly what 'Broken Circle' is. This edition is limited to only 300 copies (with no repress intended).

HOLY MONITOR - HOLY MONITOR (BLUE/WHITE MARBLED) (LP/BLACKSPIN/PRIMI)

With motorik kraut rhythms, hypnotic vocals and sticky guitar riffs, the Greek collective The Holy Monitor creates an environment of cosmic-space feelings, leading the audience into a bright sonic swirl of psychedelic oscillations. This edition is limited to 200 copies on BLUE/WHITE MARBLED VINYL.

HOLY MONITOR - HOLY MONITOR (CLEAR/COPPER MARBLED) (LP/BLACKSPIN/PRIMI)

With motorik kraut rhythms, hypnotic vocals and sticky guitar riffs, the Greek collective The Holy Monitor creates an environment of cosmic-space feelings, leading the audience into a bright sonic swirl of psychedelic oscillations. This edition is limited to 200 copies on CLEAR/COPPER MARBLED VINYL.

JUNIPERS - PAINT THE GROUND (BROWN) (LP/SUGARBUSH)

The third repress of 150 copies, this time on brown vinyl! Reminding of early Fairport Convention, The Trees, The Byrds ('Notorious Byrd Brothers'-era), this is an absolutely essential record for fans of amazing, well crafted, guitar based and harmony laden songs. 'Paint The Ground' is a thing of shimmering beauty.

STUPID COSMONAUT - ALGOL (LP/DRONE ROCK)

Formed in 2016 in the north-west of England, Stupid Cosmonaut draws inspiration from science fiction and the cosmos to create beautifully haunting visions of a not too distant dystopian future. A vast range of influences can be found, from the electronic hallucinations of Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze all the way to more organic, heavier, crushing moments approaching Ufomammut and Neurosis territory.

VARIOUS - A SPOONFUL OF SUGARBUSH (GREEN) (LP/SUGARBUSH)

Over a year in the making this, compilation of Sugarbush released artists and good friends makes for an excellent introduction to the label. The added bonus is that all these tracks are otherwise unavailable on vinyl, at the time of release anyway! The LP includes contributions from DOWLING POOLE, ORGONE BOX, CHRIS RICHARDS, ROBYN GIBSON & DUNCAN MAITLAND, HANGABOUTS, WALL OF ORCHIDS (pop genius Lane Steiberg's pre-8x8 project), GREEN PAJAMAS, TROLLEY, CADDY, ANDY REED as well as newcomers MALADAPTIVE SOLUTION. The record is housed in a 'Pebbles' '60s sampler-type sleeve! Limited edition of 150 copies on GREEN VINYL.

VARIOUS - A SPOONFUL OF SUGARBUSH (RED) (LP/SUGARBUSH)

Over a year in the making this, compilation of Sugarbush released artists and good friends makes for an excellent introduction to the label. The added bonus is that all these tracks are otherwise unavailable on vinyl, at the time of release anyway! The LP includes contributions from DOWLING POOLE, ORGONE BOX, CHRIS RICHARDS, ROBYN GIBSON & DUNCAN MAITLAND, HANGABOUTS, WALL OF ORCHIDS (pop genius Lane Steiberg's pre-8x8 project), GREEN PAJAMAS, TROLLEY, CADDY, ANDY REED as well as newcomers MALADAPTIVE SOLUTION. The record is housed in a 'Pebbles' '60s sampler-type sleeve! Limited edition of 150 copies on RED VINYL.

WELLGREEN - SUMMER RAIN (LP/SUGARBUSH)

The material on 'Summer Rain' is like an amalgam of the best works that artists such as Emitt Rhodes, Blue, Bread, Big Star and Paul McCartney made in the early to mid '70s. Wellgreen is a contemporary Scottish band with its feet firmly planted in the melodic guitar pop sounds of the early '70s.

BLUESROCK

CUBY + BLIZZARDS - (CLEAR) WINDOW OF MY EYES: THEIR SIXTIES 45S (2LP) (LP/PSEUDONYM)

Repress of 200 copies on CLEAR VINYL. A remastered DOUBLE-LP compilation of all the singles from the years 1965-'69 by the Dutch blues rock legends, presented in their original mono mixes. The set is packaged in a deluxe gatefold cover including shots of all the original picture sleeves, an insert with rare photos and liner notes by Mike Stax (Ugly Things magazine). Interviews with band members Hans Waterman and Jaap van Eik are included as well. SIDE 1: 1. Stumble And Fall 2. I'm So Restless 3. L.S.D. (Got A Million Dollars) 4. Your Body, Not Your Soul 5. Back Home (A Man) 6. Sweet Mary SIDE 2: 1. You Don't Know 2. Richard Cory 3. Just For Fun 4. Things I Remember 5. Another Day, Another Road 6. Feeling Like A Suitcase 7. Distant Smile SIDE 3: 1. Don't Know Which Way To Go 2. The Sunshine Of Your Shadow 3. Crying Tears 4. Window Of My Eyes 5. Checking Up On My Baby 6. Nostalgic Toilet SIDE 4: 1. 116 A Queensway 2. Another Land 3. Somebody Will Know Someday 4. Appleknockers Flophouse 5. Because Of Illness

HIRSCH, ANDREAS O. - ROW (LP/MAKIPHON)

A collection of field recordings that Hirsch recorded for Oerol, an annual theatre festival taking place on the Frisian island of Terschelling, The Netherlands. The recording was taken aboard the ARAD, a lifeboat of the Dutch rowing team 'Roeiteam Terschelling Recreatie' during a training exercise on 25 April, 2011.

EXPERIMENTAL

POTTER, COLIN - THE GHOST OFFICE (2LP) (LP/DEEP DISTANCE)

Here's a fabulous, newly expanded -first time on vinyl- double-LP set of Colin Potter's seminal 1980 cassette only release 'The Ghost Office'. Potter's run of half of a dozen home recorded DIY/minimal synth cassettes (dating back to 1980- 1982) is rightly granted legendary status, influencing a slew of home produced DIY experimental electronic artists and all attaining high collectors prices online for original copies. This third LP set is filled out with all manner of unreleased cuts, demos and excluded tracks and is truly a treat.

TOBACCONISTS - STREETLIGHT (LP/MINO)

This album sees the group extensively playing around with radio, synth and trumpet (Scott Foust), synthesizer and rhythms (Frans de Waard) and bass guitar and electronics (Mike Popovich). It's a release that should appeal to all fans of minimal wave and elektro music. Think early Mute Records, Second Layer or early Cabaret Voltaire.

USENBENZ, ANDREAS - BELL'S BREATH (LP/KLANGGOLD)

'Bell's Breath' transforms the tolling of the church bells in the famous Ulm Minster into a work of sound art. This project by German artist Andreas Usenbenz was created for the 125th anniversary of the Minster spire's completion and was presented in the form of an audio installation inside the world's highest church in the fall of 2015.

ZU - CARBONIFEROUS (LP/SUBSOUND)

This album by this Roman metal/math/no-wave/free noise/punk/jazz trio is finally available again, this time around as a limited edition on vinyl. Included are collaborations with Mike Patton, King Buzzo and Giulio Ragna Favero. The album was originally released on Ipecac in 2009.

GARAGE/ROCK

SHINDIG! - NO. 65 (Mag/SHINDIG!)

Shindig issue no. 65 has features on Hong Kong Phooey, Curtis Mayfield, De De Moliner, Karen Dalton, Dan Hicks, and Traffic's Dave Mason. And of course you also get all the usual sections such as Shindiggin', What's hot on the Shindig! turntable, Thoughts & Words, letters and emails, It's A Happening Thing, and much more.

LOUNGE/EXOTICA

DE FILIPPI, ORONZO - FAVOLE PER OGNI ETA (LP/CABIRIA)

Oronzo De Filippi (a.k.a. Rino De Filippi, Awake, Rigesti), a member of Braen's Machine, is one of the most enigmatic figures of the Italian library scene, although it is reductive and simplistic to frame him in an exclusive genre, already a varied landscape. De Filippi moves with surprising versatility through the mesh of psychedelia, avant-garde, jingle like ditties, lullabies and more orthodox library sounds.

METAL/DOOM

JESTERS OF DESTINY - THE SORROWS THAT REFUSE TO DROWN (LP/FULL CONTACT)

Some 30 years after the debut-album on Metal Blade's subsidiary Dimension Records, Jesters Of Destiny return with 'The Sorrows That Refuse To Drown'. Expect the kind of hard rock/metal that only the Jesters are able to create!

VIETAH - CZORNAJA CVIL (LP/I HATE RECORDS)

On vinyl, this is a reissue of the 2015 album by Vietah, the atmospheric black metal phenomenon from the Belarussian swamps. Limited to 500 copies.

VIETAH - TAJEMSTVY NOCZY (LP/I HATE RECORDS)

On vinyl, this is a reissue of the 2014 album by Vietah, the atmospheric black metal phenomenon from the Belarussian swamps. Limited to 500 copies.

NOISE/POP/ROCK

HOPEAJÄRVI - MAHDOTONTA (LP/FULL CONTACT)

The second full-length by this Finnish band features music that ranges from laid back -though far from serene- soundscapes to noiserocking outbursts, at times reminding of the golden days of Sonic Youth, or the Touch & Go roster. And the vocals of Teemu Tanner (Kynnet, Teksti-TV 666, The Munchies) are rawer and more satanic than ever!

KANSAKUNNAN YLPEYS - KANSAKUNNAN YLPEYS (LP/FULL CONTACT)

The debut full-length by a trio from the grim north of Finland. These noise rock slackers sound like The Fall and Flipper getting mixed up in a back alley fight. And they invite you to the most depressive '90s pool party you've (n)ever been to. Wake up and smell the warm, cheap beer and antidepressants.

MALCLANGO - MALCLANGO (LP/SUBSOUND)

MalClango's raging melodies and wild polyrhythms feature two basses and drums, which make fun of music by undressing math rock until it is left in its underpants.

 

BRINSLEY SCHWARZ - IT'S ALL OVER NOW (LP/MEGA DODO)

A limited one off pressing of Brinsley Schwarz' long lost studio album 'It's All Over Now'. The album was due for release in 1975, but got shelved as the band split up. Now it's available -with remastered sound- in a very limited run of 350 copies on black vinyl.

BLEACH - MAYBE ANOTHER TIME (LP/B-OTHERSIDE)

Bleach is a five-piece from Patras in Greece. The band's appealing style combines influences from alternative rock, swing, funk, disco and pop music. Limited to 200 hand-numbered copies.

BLIND BUTCHER - ALAWALAWA (+CD) (LP/VOODOO RHYTHM)

Dressed in glitter tights, this Swiss duo presents a delightfully annoying blend of post-punk, new wave and kraut-disco, sprinkled with a Neue Deutsche Welle beat, in order to catapult the listener into unknown weird dimensions and to celebrate the art of reduction. This LP comes with a free CD-version and a printed innersleeve.

BLIND BUTCHER - ALAWALAWA (+CD)(SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION) (LP/VOODOO RHYTHM)

Dressed in glitter tights, this Swiss duo presents a delightfully annoying blend of post-punk, new wave and kraut-disco, sprinkled with a Neue Deutsche Welle beat in order to catapult the listener into unknown weird dimensions, and to celebrate the art of reduction. This is a special limited edition on black vinyl, packaged in a heavy jacket and including a free CD-version and a printed innersleeve.

XIU XIU - FORGET (FR) (LP/TEENAGE MENOPAU)

French LP_version. While writing the material for 'Forget', Xiu Xiu released the lauded 'Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks', collaborated with Mitski on a song for an upcoming John Cameron Mitchell film, and scored an experimental reworking of Mozart's opera 'The Magic Flute'. All of this frantic, external activity lead to a softly damaged dreaminess and broadened intent that has not been heard in the previous works of Xiu Xiu.

 

 

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