SPOTLIGHT 598

14/07/2017 14:15

SPOTLIGHT 598

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

O'DONNELL, ALISON - CLIMB SHEER THE FIELDS OF PEACE (LP/MEGA DODO)

'Climb Sheer The Fields Of Peace' is a collaboration with Dave Colohan, mixing folk and electronica with remarkable effect. The acoustic guitars and snaky synths combined with O'Donnell's vocals send shivers down the backbone. As with Alison's previous albums, 'Climb Sheer The Fields Of Peace' is at turns unpredictable, chilling, heart-breaking and exhilarating, and easily stands shoulder to shoulder with her best work.

TIR NA NOG - THE DARK DANCE (BLACK) (LP/MEGA DODO)

It took Sonny and Leo of Tir na nOg 42 years to record the follow up to their 1973 album 'Strong In The Sun'. But it was worth the wait. When 'The Dark Dance' was released in 2015 it was hailed as a triumphant return. Prog Magazine called it "an acoustically mounted piece of great refinement, on a record often embellished by strings and moments of eastern promise". Now 'The Dark Dance' appears on vinyl for the first time.

CHORUS REVERENDUS - NE POUSSEZ PAS MÉMÉ DANS LES ORTIES (7"/CAMELEON)

A reissue of a rare EP, originally released in 1967 under the direction of Germinal Tenas (Clothide, Antoine & Les Problèmes, Christine Delaroche). The band sounds like The Mamas & The Papas and The Left Banke with upside down effects and superb vocals. Limited to 500 copies, including an insert.

ALPHA NORD - LIVE AT PSYKA FESTIVAL (LP/PSYKA)

ALPHA NORD is the collaboration of four friends who share the thrill of improvisational music. Influences include psych and kraut, but one can never tell in which direction the music goes. The recordings for this release wers done on the third day of 'PsyKA Festival Vol. 3' in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2016. A download card is included as an extra.

BROWN SPIRITS - BROWN SPIRITS (LP/CLOSTRIDIUM)

Brown Spirits is an outfit from Melbourne featuring veterans of the garage punk euro-touring circuit. This LP offering was recorded to 1/4 inch tape and mixed on home turf, collating a love of Hammond-driven kraut-laden psych jams, downtempo beats and atmospheric guitar noise inspired by the Italian library/soundtrack genre. Think Guru Guru meets Floyd circa '69 with a dash of benzo-riddled insanity from a vintage super 8 'adult' film and you start to get the picture! Limited to 222 copies on 180 gram black vinyl.

COSMIC FALL/APHODYL - STAR SPLIT (LP/PSYKA)

A split-LP on mixed marbled vinyl. Psychedelic stoner rock from Berlin, with elements of classic rock and blues. The solo-filled jam parts are typical and exciting and may remind you of Colour Haze or The Machine, though not without their own charm. Aphodyl is also based in Berlin. This band has its roots in krautrock, psychedelic rock and stoner. Influences include Pink Floyd, Hawkwind and UFO. A download card is added as an extra.

DEVIL ELECTRIC - (BLACK) DEVIL ELECTRIC (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

Limited to 200 copies on BLACK VINYL, packaged in gatefold sleeves. Devil Electric is a riff-heavy-blues infused four-piece rock'n'roll band, fronted by the gracious and haunting Pierina O'Brien. the band's music transports the mind into the swelling, darker depths of rock'n'roll. For fans of Black Sabbath, Graveyard, Kadavar, The Dead Weather, Blues Pills, The Well, Electric Citizen...

DOMADORA - (BLACK) THE VIOLENT MYSTICAL SUKUMA (2LP) (LP/BILOCATION)

Limited edition of 150 DOUBLE-LP's on BLACK VINYL, packaged in gatefold sleeves. The second full-length by French '70s heavy-psych rockers Domodora. Influenced by the '60s and '70s vibes of Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, this power-trio from France delivers stoned psychedelic jams around the shades of bands such as My Sleeping Karma, Fatso Jetson or Karma To Burn.

ELARA - DELI BAL (LP/PSYKA)

ELARA (Sunstreak Band) represents the psychedelic journey of three friends for whom music isn't a quick commodity, but the expression of a positive attitude to life. Fans of f.i. Elder should definitely give this hypnotic album am listen. A download card is included as an extra.

HALF GRAMME OF SOMA - GROOVE IS BLACK (LP/FUZZ INK)

The second album by Greek band Half Gramme Of Soma blends heavy rock sounds with a wide range of influences, taking the listener towards the outer regions of the galaxy! Heavy, precise and spacey, this is an album that will fry your brains!

LEWIS, PETER - JUST LIKE JACK (LP/SHAGRAT/HOOKAH)

Peter Lewis was a founding member of Moby Grape, the band of which the classic debut-album was issued in 1967. Released in honour of that record's 50th anniversary, here is the second solo studio-album by Peter, containing 10 of his more recent songs.

SAUTRUS - ANTHONY HILL (LP/PINK TANK)

SautruS merges different sounds to create a lucid psychedelic trippy ride into the unknown. Parts of '60s inspired acid rock and more modern based riffs should keep long-term stoner rock fans fully entertained. This vinyl-edition is limited to 300 copies on 'Anthony's Envy' coloured vinyl (gold/clear/black marbled).

SECRET SAUCER - THE RESET (LP/PSYKA)

Born from the ashes of the Strange Daze Festival is an Ohio-based space rock band known as Secret Saucer. The group's music is pure, improvisational, spacerock/krautrock which has been melting brains for 12 years, since the release of the debut 'Element 115'. A download card is included as an extra.

SONICATOMIC - VIBES ADDITION (LP/PSYKA)

Coming from Tortona, a small town in the north-west of Italy, SONICATOMIC is an ensemble of musicians influenced by several genres, in particular Krautrock and cosmic psychedelia, but also noise music and NYC no-wave. Though basically an instrumental heavy psychedelic album, 'Vibes Addiction' distinguishes itself from the big heap of current space and psych rock releases due to the band's unique approach, which even includes sax and funky moments. A download card is included.

STONE FROM THE SKY - FUCK THE SUN (LP/PSYKA)

Stone From The Sky from France is a living contradiction: ambient and heavy, progressive and punk (in a Converge way), minimum equipment for maximum damage. The result is a sound that follow its own path, miles away from the clichés of the stoner scene. A download card is included.

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

SELMI'S - BEGINNING (LP/CAMELEON)

A reissue of a very rare French DIY psych/folk/rock LP from 1974, featuring Michel "John" Selmi with his wife and a friend. This totally original and innovative album showcases many influences, ranging from Arabic music to Hendrix. Limited edition of 300 copies.

MINERS OF MUZO - REALLY.... IS THAT A FACT? (CD/DOWN AT THE NIG)

A reissue of the 2013 album. On offer are 13 sparkling guitar songs, sometimes stomping fierce, fuzzing and rocking the garage way, sometimes melodic, or even melancholic, but always with conviction and persuasion and depth. You can hear the influences from the past, you can hear some '60s twang or some '70s hook, but it is definitely a contemporary sound. The Miners are diggin' deep once more. The title refers to an old J.R. Ewing (Dallas) quote.

SMOGGERS - DARK REACTION (LP/SOUNDFLAT)

'Dark Reaction' is the wild Spaniards' fifth album and their second LP on Soundflat. While the band didn't lose a bit of their great energy and elaborate songwriting, this record, just like its title already gives away, sounds a little bit darker than its predecessor.

LEE, CELINE - & DALE WATSON- - SAYONARA SUCKA (10"/BLACK) (10"/SLEAZY)

Celine Lee's gutteral growl and genuine firecracker stage presence makes audiences smile and cheer for more from this generation's Miss Atomic Bombshell! Edition on BLACK 10-INCH VINYL. SIDE 1: 1. Big Girls Cry 2. Sayonara Sucka 3. Grind 4. How Can I Trust You 5. Tease It To Jesus SIDE 2: 1. Miss Atomic Bombshell 1949 2. I'm So Done With You 3. I'll See Ya...Never 4. Don't Let The Screen Door Hit Ya 5. Catfight

SIR BALD DIDDLEY & HIS RIPCURLS - FLIP YOUR WIG (LP/SOUNDFLAT)

SIR BALD DIDDLEY & HIS RIPCURLS is the latest project of Sir Bald Diddley, musical allrounder, who already brought us bands like his rockabilly-combo Hipbone Slim & The Kneetremblers, The Legs, The Beatseeking Missiles or The Kneejerk Reactions. With The Ripcurls his path takes him to a fratrock/surf/exotica/teen-sound with a rich, versatile sound which adds up to a fantastic album that won't leave your turntables so easily! 'Flip Your Wig' is the perfect soundtrack for a surfin' beach party!

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

BERROCAL, JAC - LA NUIT EST AU COURANT (LP/SOUFFLE CONTINU)

When he published 'La Nuit Est Au Courant' in the early '90s, Jac Berrocal had already recorded his famous 'Rock'n'Roll Station' and collaborated three times with Nurse With Wound. Backed by two bassists (including jazz critic Francis Marmande) and a drummer (Jacques Thollot), Jac Berrocal does here what he does best: defy labels and slalom between genres. The result sounds a bit like Don Cherry jamming with David Bowie and Brian Eno in Berlin. The LP includes a 4-page booklet.

SEEFEEL/SCORN/TIMOTHY LEARY/YANOMAMI - ANCIENT LIGHTS AND THE BLACK CORE (LP/SUB ROSA)

The third record of a thematic series of 9, published during the years 1993-1998. 'Ancient Light And The Black Core (1995) was never released before on vinyl and contains only unreleased and exclusive material. We hear Scorn at his best, three tracks by Seefeel recorded during the sessions of 'Seccour', the voice of Timothy Leary, DJ Cheb i Sabbah (production) and even Yanomami shamans, recorded by David Toop in the rainforest of Southern Venezuela in 1978. The insert includes a text written by David Toop called 'Subworld.'

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

HAIR OF THE DOG - (BLACK) THIS WORLD TURNS (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

Limited edition of 200 copies on BLACK VINYL, presented in a gatefold sleeve. Scottish classic rock power trio Hair Of The Dog returns with the highly anticipated third studio album. This is Hair Of The Dog cranked up to 11, with riffs that are heavier and more complex than ever. Recommended if you like Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Deep Purple...

MONOLORD - RUST (2LP/BLACK) (LP/RIDING EASY)

Gothenburg, Sweden trio Monolord is a rare breed: a band both encompassing and transcending genre; a vortex of heavy rock density that consumes all others. Their thunderous, tuneful heft has built a rabid international fanbase in short order since their 2014 debut. But 'Rust', the band's third full length, truly exemplifies why some refer to them as the Nirvana of doom. Monolord's enveloping, syrupy sludge is a vibe, it's a state of mind. Not riffs for riffs sake, but a collective buzzing, rattling and rumbling thats more total environment than collection of songs. Together, guitarist/vocalist Thomas Jger, drummer Esben Willems and bassist Mika Häkki create a massive, dynamic sound with ultra-low frequencies serving as its fourth member.

POLTERGEIST - (BLACK) EFFIGY OF THE GROTESQUE (LP/TO THE DEATH)

Mastermind J Sacrilege (Skogen, ex-Entrails) delivers a piece of rotten nekrothrash, part old Morbid Angel, part old Slayer. It's a one-sided LP on BLACK VINYL, coming with an etched B-side and an inlay.

JAZZ/AVANTGARDE

PAUVROS, JEAN-FRANÇOIS -& GABY BIZIEN- - NO MAN'S LAND (LP/SOUFFLE CONTINU)

Recorded by Jean-François Pauvros (guitar, but not only...) alongside Gaby Bizien (drums, percussion, aquatic trombone, marimba, bird calls), and, of course, produced by the audacious Jef Gilson, the appropriately named 'No Man's Land' had virtually no equivalent in France (nor worldwide) when it came out in 1976. Radical, free, primitive, timeless: in the image of the musicians, it is not for nothing that it appears in the famous Nurse With Wound list of major influences concocted in 1979. No label can be placed on this vertiginous sensory adventure: an explosive flow of shrapnel and tearing intensity, full of mystery and life.

PAUVROS, JEAN-FRANÇOIS -& GABY BIZIEN- - PAYS NOIR (LP/SOUFFLE CONTINU)

Previously unreleased, the three tracks on 'Pays Noir' come from recording sessions held at the same time as those for the cult album 'No Man's Land' produced by Jef Gilson in 1976. Brimming with the same fervour as 'No Man's Land', Jean-François Pauvros and Gaby Bizien invent an amazing unbridled chaos of instinctive combinations, which are the fruit of their immense complicity, born of days on end playing together, trying to transform the rebelliousness of rock into free-form sparks unlike anything heard before.

SOUNDTRACKS/LOUNGE/CULT ETC

MARC 4 - DEBITO CONIUGALE O.S.T. (LP/FOUR FLIES)

Holy grail alert! This is absolutely the rarest, and probably the best Marc 4 album ever, originally released in 1970 on Ricordi with the title 'I Marc 4 Per Voi', but composed for the original soundtrack of 'Debito Coniugale', a brilliant comedy directed by Franco Prosperi, and starring Barbara Bouchet and Lando Buzzanca. A truly amazing album, ranging from jazz to bossa nova, from funk to rhythm 'n' blues and psychedelic - all touched with the unique and distinctive sound of I Marc 4, the premier backing band of soloists in the panorama of Italian soundtracks and library music, here accompanied by the vocal work of Edda Dell'Orso as well as the choir I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni. An absolute must-have for any serious soundtrack collector, and reissued here on vinyl for the very first time!

PICCIONI, PIERO - (BLACK) 7 CADAVRI PER SCOTLAND YARD O.S.T. (LP/SUB OST)

Edition on BLACK VINYL. Maestro Piero Piccioni's rare groove score for the 1972 Spanish-Italian crime movie, directed by José Luis Madrid, blends acid jazz breaks with deep funk rhythms. A great release for soundtrack freaks!

TROVAJOLI, ARMANDO - LA FAMIGLIA BENVENUTI O.S.T. (LP/FOUR FLIES)

After its commercial debut in 1968 as an original soundtrack of famous Italian TV-movie, this record gained renewed interest in the '90s when four tracks were compiled in the immortal 'Easy Tempo' series. From then on, 'La Famiglia Benvenuti' has not only been considered one of Trovajoli's most sought after records, but has achieved the status of being the manifesto of the Roman swinging sixties - a lively addition to the delightfully cool sounds of the late '60s, made possible by the following key ingredients: the Marc 4 sound (a steady presence for almost every Trovajoli recording), the outstanding I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni, with their unmistakable vocal harmonies and lastly, the eccentric use of the harpsichord (a signature of Trovajoli's spaghetti soundtracks of the period). Behold a brilliant cocktail of groovy bossa, terrific shake, catchy tunes and pop songs. An absolute must-have for any serious soundtrack collector, and reissued here on vinyl for the very first time!

 

 

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