SPOTLIGHT 19

17/05/2021 10:03

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

HUGHEY, SHIRLEY/THE ALLAN SISTERS - PINK AND GREEN/I'M WITH THE DOWNTOWN CROWD (7"/MOUSETRAP MUSIC)

Mousetrap Music's 29th anniversary single features Shirley Hughey's 1969 psych classic 'Pink And Green'. The song was written and recorded by Hendersonville, NC band Orange Purple Marmalade. Shirley's vocal track was added later and she never met or performed with the band. The flip features 1966's northern soul gem 'I'm With Downtown Crowd' by Canada's The Allan Sisters.

MET & ZONDER/THE LOST SOUL - NOW I KNOW/SECRET OF MINE (7"/MOUSETRAP MUSIC)

2018 release. Mousetrap Music's 27th anniversary single features Dutch band Met & Zonder's 1968 psych classic 'Now I Know' backed with 1968's garege/psych classic 'Secret Of Mine' by West Virginia's The Lost Soul.

POPULATION - SACIFICE/ANTHROPOCENE/ANTHROPOCIDE (7"/QUEER SOUNDS & VIOLENT NOISES)

Garage/Nuggets/proto metal/'60s/'70s/early heavy rock with a touch of punk by John Hoyles (ex-Witchcraft) and Axel Sjöberg (ex-Graveyard). Last copies available here! Be fast! SIDE 1: Sacrifice SIDE 2: Anthropocene/Anthropocide

SOCCER COMMITTEE - TELL FROM THE GRASS (10") (10"/MORC)

More than a decade after her last solo release, Mariska Baars (a.k.a. soccer Committee) graces us with a new mini-LP. Her sound is as minimal and spartan as her amount of output. The songs are still slow, stripped-down and quiet, made with an overwhelming love for tone and sound, focussed entirely on guitar and vocals. They're definitely rooted in the folk tradition, but at the same time very ambient, in the true sense of the word. Currently based in a small Dutch village called Kekerdom, Mariska Baars has been relying on just her vocals and subtle guitar touches for over 15 years. Her last solo release, 'sC', dates back to 2007, but she released quite a few collaborations since, most notably with Rutger Zuydervelt (a.k.a. Machinefabriek), but also as a member of the improv collective Piiptsjilling and with a.o. Greg Haines, Sylvain Chaveau, Wouter van Veldhoven and Annelies Monseré. The vinyl is released in an edition of 200 copies and comes in a lush, two-colour screenprinted sleeve, based on a picture made by Mariska and designed by Rutger Zuydervelt.

ACID ROOSTER - IRRLICHTER (LP/SUNHAIR)

Hailing from Leipzig, Germany, Acid Rooster releases a great mini-album of instrumental psychedelic rock. Recommended to fans of a.o. Motorpsycho, Agitation Free, Hawkwind, Neu! and many others. Only few available, so order fast! Co-release by Sunhair, Cardinal Fuzz and Little Cloud. Comes on purple vinyl.

BLACK HEART DEATH CULT - SONIC MANTRAS (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACTZ)

Like their much lauded same-titled debut on Oak Island Records, 'Sonic Mantras' from Black Heart Death Cult is a real mix of styles that blend seamlessly through their cosmic universe. A collection of drone, shoegaze, gloomwave and pysch to end with 'Sonic Dhoom', a nine minute piece including a classical sitar intro from sitari David Balaban. Comes on red and blue coloured vinyl.

COLE, ADAM GEOFFREY - FALLOWING (LP/SUNSTONE)

The debut album by Trappist Afterland's Adam Geoffrey Cole, with help from long-time Trappist collaborator Anthony Cornish. These 10 songs delve further into the acid-folk palette -with a more stripped back recording- whilst still utilising Cole and Cornish's multi instrumental approach. "I have loved Adam Geoffrey Cole's gorgeous work since the first second I heard it with his Trappist Afterland releases. And much -very much! -though I loved all of Trappist Afterland's haunting and exquisite pieces, I must say that, with my hallucinatory hand on my hallucinatory heart, his first solo album 'Fallowing' is, for me, his most poignant and perfect album yet-heartbreaking in its beauty, and in its soaring songs of innocence and fall. He's also one of my favourite singers - ever!" ~David Tibet (Current 93).

GENRICH, AX - WAVE CUT (LP/SUNHAIR)

Finally this psychedelic krautrock milestone is available on vinyl for the first time! The album was released on CD in 1995 on the label ATM Records and is long out of print! Together with the well roadtested rhythm section Walt Bender: drums, special effects, samples, voice and Mario Fadani: bass, upright bass, voice, Ax Genrich: guitar, acoustic guitar, voice found the perfect outlet to relive the spirit of the early Guru Guru ('Ufo', 'Hinten', 'Känguru'). The tracks were recorded in a breathing live atmosphere at the Alien Style Studios in Bremen during the summer of 1995. This was the perfect way to let the highly energetic and wild guitar playing of Ax shine on top of the innovative and groovy rhythm duo. Eroc made a new master for this vinyl release which provides the album with more details and a higher transparency. CD owners will be surprised when they listen to the vinyl as it will blow their mind! Open your ear! Macht das Ohr auf!!! (the legendary words printed on the OHR label!). Limited to 300 copies on yellow vinyl.

HAVE BLUE - LEARNING TO DIE (LP/NASONI)

'Learning To Die', the awesome 2021 album by Have Blue, contains more of the Berlin-based trio's energetic, deep, danceable and heavy psychedelic garage rock. The LP is pressed on 180-GRAM YELLOW VINYL. A download and a sticker are included.

HIBUSHIBIRE - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG, VOL. 6 (LP/RIOT SEASON)

Limited exclusive live bootleg style LP from future Japanese psych legends Hibushibire! The band have gone through some line up changes since their 2019 second album 'Turn On, Tune In, Freak Out!', so while we eagerly await a new album here's a bonus. Recorded live at J.T. Soar in Nottingham (UK) on May 17th 2019. Limited to 300 copies only on transparent yellow vinyl LP housed in a colour gloss finished outer sleeve with black polylined inner. SIDE 1: Trepanation Breakdown/Blow! Blow! Blow! (18:28) SIDE 2: Rollercoaster Of The Universe (19:42)

ROBOTS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD - MYSTIC GODDESS (BLACK/WHITE) (LP/SMALLSTONE)

Formed in 2015, Robots Of The Ancient World made an immediate impact with a meteor shower of cosmic grooves and high-octane riffs in the galactic vortex where doom, psych and stoner rock collide. Musically, the new album includes nods to stoner rock titans like the Stooges, Kyuss and Boris but the band also wasn't afraid to borrow ideas from Guns 'N Roses and Santana. Comes on black and white dust coloured vinyl.

SHUN - SHUN (CLEAR) (LP/SMALLSTONE)

Shun is a quartet founded by Matt Whitehead (guitar/vocals), Scott Brandon (guitar/backing vocals), Jeff Baucom (bass) and Rob Elzey (drums), who recorded the nine tracks of their self-titled debut in isolation. Shun worked quickly to establish a distinct identity throughout this debut LP, incorporating styles from melodic noise rock and heavy riffs to atmospheric largesse and contemplative, patient construction. Shun's style manages to be thoughtful and even sometimes proggy without giving in to self-indulgence or pretense, and their debut offers high-grade, dynamic, melodic heavy rock. For fans of Hum, Quicksand, Lo-Pan, Throttlerod, Failure and Tool. Comes on clear and black dust coloured vinyl.

ZEMENT - SCHLEIFEN (LP/SUNHAIR)

This live album by neo-kraut duo Zement includes 3 exclusive unreleased songs and bunch of classics! Expect motorik driven kraut in all its beauty! Limited to 300 copies.

 

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

LAST DRIVE - THE LAST DRIVE (RED) (LP/LABYRINTH OF THOUGHTS)

The self-titled 'The Last Drive', the seventh album of the band, was released in 2018. It was dedicated to the late Fred Cole of the Dead Moon, long-standing friend and mentor of the band, and the Drive Tribe, the active community of Last Drive fans. The record received rave reviews, mixing in a unique way all the influences of the band, from the heavy riffage of 'Always The Sun' to the fuzzed-out melancholy of 'Snakecharmer', the Greek-roots tinted psychedelia of 'Yiagos' and the anti-fascist instrumental anthem 'White Knuckles' and reaffirming their status as a leading force in Greek rock'n'roll. The third release of this special album will be available in 200 oxblood coloured copies.

LAST DRIVE - UNDERWORLD SHAKEDOWN (LP/LABYRINTH OF THOUGHTS)

A unique album that shook the Greek underground rock scene, projecting and validating a unique voice and a valuable legacy spanning through a forty years career. The Last Drive explore almost each and every territory of rock'n'roll realm with their eclectic and enduring blend. 'Underworld Shakedown', was the debut album of the band, released in 1986 by the historic label Hitchhyke Records. It was also released in Europe by Music Maniac and certain songs in USA by Voxx Records and established The Last Drive on an international level. Time made it a classic, one of the top European garage rock albums of all time. Limited to 500 copies on neon green vinyl.

LES SHIRLEY - FOREVER IS NOW (LP/RETURN TO ANALOG)

Les Shirley's debut album came about naturally over the course of 2020. Singing about love, girl power, and conspiracies, the themes' broadness reflect the vivid imagination (and weed consumption) of the band's vocalist and lyricist. 'Forever Is Now' is pure energy, a craving to live fully, in the present (especially in times like these) and it's a feeling that builds up from song to song. It's a collection of sounds that takes roots in dirty punk rock as well as old rock ballads and melodic pop anthems. Les Shirley created a fresh new sound while embracing their influences past and present. As for the production of the album, the band wanted to get out of their comfort zone and chose to collaborate with inspiring musicians who were not associated with their previous sound. Simon Kearney and Marc Chartrain were their final choice. In the dead cold of February 2020, the whole team isolated themselves for a week at Wild Studio, deep into the woods, to record the nine tracks. The result is incredible. The rather classical rock power trio instrumentation (guitar, bass, drums) is boosted with touches of '80s synths and dancing percussions.

HOLLING, SASKIA - GIRLSVILLE (Bk/SPINOUT PUBLICATIONS)

'THE STORY OF THE DELMONAS & THEE HEADCOATEES, THE QUEENS OF THE MEDWAY DELTA' - Following the arrival of post-punk in the UK, an explosion of musical wonders flourished in the South East of England. Two such wonders, The Delmonas and Thee Headcoatees added to the burgeoning flow of music from the Medway Delta; a current started by The Pop Rivets, The Milkshakes and The Prisoners. Fronted by women from the Medway area and beyond, The Delmonas and Thee Headcoatees are regularly labelled as 'Billy Childish projects', yet the women involved added their own stamp to the musical beat. Hear ye for The Queens of The Medway Delta! Here, we find out more about these women - Hilary, Louise, Sarah, Debbie, Kyra and Holly and just how their paths intertwined to create memorable records (without musical industry intervention) and just what has happened to them all since... Collated and related by Saskia Holling, herself a music maker (The Nettelles, Lord Rochester, Sally Skull, Big Russ Wilkins & Lightnin' Holling) and fanzine writer, who is seeking to help keep women in musical history. Published under the Spinout Publications imprint, with front cover painting by Sarah Crouch (Miss Ludella Black), and packed with photos and contributions from key figures within the Medway Delta, and related, and beyond!

 

POP/ROCK/WAVE/NOISE

PASTEL WAVES - THE INFLUENCERS EP (7"/SPINOUT NUGGETS)

The Pastel Waves started with a full line-up in 2017, although it was 2015 that Rob Percy and Chris Parsons (previous members of Medway band Speedwell) began writing new material together. Soon after, they knew they was onto something with this new project, and thus invited Joe Liste Romero and Mike Grigson (previous members of Medway band The Ambience) to join to add drums and vocals to the songs' bare bones. With varied music tastes spanning the '60s to today, as a group they produce songs with influences from their own record collections, citing scenes such as '70s new wave, '80s indie and '90s Manchester/Britpop. With 2020 putting a hold on gigging, rehearsals continued and the songs kept coming. The writing never stops and further releases are already planned to follow this release up soon. Side A's 'Starts Right Here' is an upbeat song suggesting the power of music, and that celebrity culture has no good influence in the world over picking up an instrument. Followed up by 'I Wasn't Convinced', a little anger, telling us about promises and disappointments. Side B's 'Freak Show' is messy and chaotic and holds up a mirror to all your bad flaws, whilst 'Late September' is a short optimistic song about grief in various forms and the epiphany it can bring. Medway based.

SECRET AFFAIR - TIME FOR ACTION/SOHO STRUT (7"/HEAVY SOUL)

YES - the biggest MOD REVIVAL single, the rallying call to a sea of parka-clad lads and lasses to rise gets a 21st century reissue. 42 years after it set the standard for others, Secret Affairs ground-breaking debut single 'Time For Action', backed with original b-side 'Soho Strut' gets a coloured vinyl reissue in light brown - as close to the original sleeve colour as the label could get... Released with full blessings from Dave Cairns and Ian Page and fully licensed, this is the first Secret Affair single to get reissued on Heavy Soul, 'Let Your Heart Dance' is next!!

RAYMOND, ELIE - PANELS (LP/BONBONBON)

It's without asking himself too many questions that Élie Raymond (Foreign Diplomats, Totalement Sublime) recorded his first solo album. The tracks featured on the album showcase poignant songwriting that can be reminiscent of Bon Iver's approach on his most recent outputs or The Microphones lo-fi aesthetic . What we have here is a pop artist displaying great sensibility and an undeniable talent for textures and original arrangements.

 

PUNK/HARDCORE

VARIOUS - PUNKS IN PEORIA (LP/ALONA'S DREAM)

'MAKING A SCENE IN THE AMERICAN HEARTLAND' - 14 song document of the DIY punk/alternative scene in Peoria, Illinois, from its hardcore roots in the early 1980s through the late '90s. The album highlights out-of-print punk rock anthems, unreleased demos and rare studio tracks alongside extensive liner notes, photos and a scene poster. This compilation is the companion soundtrack to the book 'Punks In Peoria: Making A Scene In The American Heartland' by Jonathan Wright and Dawson Barrett, published by University of Illinois Press. 'Punks In Peoria' documents the evolution of the DIY punk scene in Peoria, Illinois from its primal beginnings in the early 1980s to the dawn of the digital era. A lovingly curated collection of long-lost gems and hometown favorites from "Anytown U.S.A.," it connects the varied work of disaffected youth across nearly two decades and multiple "generations" of Peoria punks, performers and scenesters. From Midwest hardcore legends Constant Vomit and Caustic Defiance to the inimitable shock rocker Bloody Mess, the Peoria punk scene was built on the DIY spirit from the very beginning. As it grew beyond the rudiments of hardcore, the Peoria scene mirrored the larger slicing and dicing of post-punk into ever-narrower sub-genres-embracing goth, synth, pop, psychedelia, metal, and more. Amidst the post-Nirvana haze of the early '90s, the gritty melodies of Dollface paved the way for a new generation of Peoria youth, some of whom would go on to tour the world in bands like Minsk and Planes Mistaken for Stars. This record is a document of that musical journey. Limited edition 160-gram color vinyl LP in 20pt board jacket with full-color printed inner sleeve featuring band photos and detailed liner notes and an 18"x24" poster featuring an extensive collection of flyers from the 1980s to the 2000s. TRACKS: 01. Electric Cool-Aid - Living In Peoria 02. Chips Patroll - Sick Of The 60's 03. Constant Vomit - McMassMurder 04. Bloody Mess & Hate - Spit On My Face 05. Caustic Defiance - One Million Stares 06. Daed Kcis - Ghost Story Lane 07. All Desires - Alone Atop A Cliff By The Sea 08. Dollface - Deep 09. Bloody Mess & The Skabs - Empty 10. Nora Hate - Psychic Man 11. Fast Food Revolution - Treat Her Right 12. The Neptunes - Alpha Wave Surfing 13. Dismiss - I Want My Letters Back 14. Subsist - Glass Eye

WRIGHT, JONATHAN -& DAWSON BARRETT- - PUNKS IN PEORIA (Bk/UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PR)

'MAKING A SCENE IN THE AMERICAN HEARTLAND' - Synonymous with American mediocrity, Peoria was fertile ground for the boredom- and anger-fueled fury of punk rock. Jonathan Wright and Dawson Barrett explore the do-ityourself scene built by Peoria punks, performers, and scenesters in the 1980s and 1990s. What emerges is a sympathetic portrait of a youth culture in search of entertainment but just as hungry for community... the shared sense of otherness that, even for one night only, could unite outsiders and discontents under the banner of music. A raucous look at a small-city underground, 'Punks In Peoria' takes readers off the beaten track to reveal the punk rock life as lived in Anytown, U.S.A.

 

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

TODOS SOMOS AUTODEFENSAS - TODOS SOMOS AUTODEFENSAS (7"/TODOS SOMOS AUTODEFENSAS)

Dedicated to José Manuel Mireles Valverde (1958-2020), a Mexican medical doctor and leader and founder of the paramilitary self-defense groups that fought against the Knights Templar Cartel and other cartels in the state of Michoacán and others in México. Video teaser: https://youtu.be/87FGGmNc0R8

AFRICAN IMPERIAL WIZARD - ISANDHLWANA (LP/TESCO)

These eight tracks, all recorded in Luanda, Angola, orchestrate the military vengeance march of an entire bloodied continent that stands proudly and which, day after day, keeps arming itself in the shadows. African Imperial Wizard was secretly founded in the northern districts of the old low town of Luanda, the day after the ceasefire between the government of the Popular Liberation Front of Angola and the rebels of the National Union for Independence was signed. The music producers immediately focused on the struggle against the colonial military oppression, the pillage of a tyrannized people turned into slaves for centuries and the vengeance of a young generation in perdition. They planned on conveying their actions with ethnic moods drowned in violent powerful beats directed under a martial symphony. African Imperial Wizard symbolizes the expression of the discomfort left by the ashes of the longest civil war known in Africa, fed by deep and profound social, cultural and regional divisions within the Angolan society. African Imperial Wizard dedicates its debut album 'Isandhlwana' to the kings, warriors, amazons, war captains, rulers and troops who resisted colonialism and fought the oppression of our sacred peoples. Limited to 300 copies.

RANALDO/JARMUSCH/URSELLI/PANDI - CHURNING OF THE OCEAN (LP/TROST)

Extended instrumental tracks from the nocturnal studio session of director and musician Jim Jarmusch, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, Balázs Pándi (Keiji Haino, Venetian Snares, Merzbow) and producer Marc Urselli (John Zorn, Mike Patton, Laurie Anderson a.o.). All was recorded live and analog, and in the moment. Mixed, mastered, recorded and produced by Marc Urselli at EastSide Sound Studios, NYC, 2019. Artwork by Italian artist Sara D'Uva. Lee Ranaldo: guitar, pedals, bells, Jim Jarmusch: guitar, pedals, mini-synthesizer, Marc Urselli: bass, laptop, Balázs Pándi: drums.

KOUW, MATTHIJS -& GAGI PETROVIC- - RECALCITRANCE (2CD) (CD/MOVING FURNITURE)

After their track on the 'Moving Music' compilation, 'Recalcitrance' is the second collaboration and first full-length release by Matthijs Kouw & Gagi Petrovic. 'Recalcitrance' features 8 tracks that examine abstract topics that range from metaphysical speculation and psychological investigation to reflections on the process of creation itself. Taking the same source materials as their starting point, Matthijs Kouw and Gagi Petrovic created their own sound world, inviting the listener to trace the sources. The album comes in beautiful artwork by Zeno van den Broek and Rutger Zuydervelt and is mastered by Jos Smolders.

VARIOUS - 44 X 44 - ORPHAX REWORKED (4CD) (CD/MOVING FURNITURE)

In 2019 Orphax (Sietse van Erve) released a collection of 44 sketches all exactly 44 seconds long. Something he worked on in an irregular pace since 2005. After the release he asked 7 friends whose music he really likes to take part in what is up to now Moving Furniture's biggest project: '44 x 44 - Orphax Reworked'. The instructions were clear: use as sound source only the 44 sketches and make a work of 44 x 44 seconds (32:16 minutes). Now two years later here's a beautiful boxset with 8 different versions of '44 x 44' by TVO, Modelbau, Fani Konstantinidou, Machinefabriek, Jos Smolders, Elif Yalvaç, Siavash Amini and Orphax himself.

VONNEGUT COLLECTIVE/TULLIS RENNIE/THOMAS ADES - 48 HOURS (CD/MOVING FURNITURE)

When a twenty-minute piece takes two weeks to rehearse is an audience robbed of some of the richness of their experience by not witnessing that creative journey? For '48 Hours', Vonnegut Collective worked collaboratively with composer Tullis Rennie. Together they documented the trajectory of the rehearsal process and the motivations of the performers as the group tackled their most challenging work to date - Thomas Adès's Piano Quintet. Recordings from rehearsals and interviews with players are woven through improvised interpretations of a new graphic score for the quintet, combined with trumpet and electronics. In '48 Hours', Rennie and the Vonnegut Collective play with perspective, observation and interpersonal experience, providing the listener with a unique insight into contemporary music making. The album comes in beautiful artwork by Rutger Zuydervelt.

 

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

JERUSALEM (UK) - JERUSALEM (LP/ROCKADROME/LION)

2021 repress! An official reissue of this infamous metallic heavy rock album from 1972, produced by Deep Purple's Ian Gillan. The music is a menacing combination of over-the-top vocals and screaming lead guitars that could easily pass for something from the early '80s New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene, it's that far ahead of its time. Originally released on the UK Deram/Decca label, and now a fave among vinyl collectors, the album is presented here with sound from the original master tapes! A must have for fans of '70s hard rock as well as the early '80s NWOBHM sound.

DIRGE - VANISHING POINT (3CD) (CD/DIVISION)

'Vanishing Point' is a retrospective collection of unreleased tracks and rarities that traces the sonic evolution of the band, from the original mid '90s industrial rust to the granitic post-metal of its epilogue 'Lost Empyrean' in 2018. Thus, the fifteen tracks includes previously unpublished material (albums outtakes, special recordings, remixes) and hard-to-find pieces (demos, bonus tracks, compilation appearances). In addition to this extensive compendium (complemented with two exclusive reinterpretations by Kill The Thrill and Treha Sektori) comes 'Spiraling Skywards', a performance captured in Paris in 2005. Also includes a 16-page booklet. For fans of Godflesh, Neurosis, Cult of Luna, Isis and Amenra.

ICARE - KHAOS (CD/DIVISION)

Icare did some experimenting with wild and devastating grindcore. Eventually they made a gradual transformation to a more mystical form of black metal. 'Khaos' unfolds like an initiatory journey on the paths of the most extreme and demanding music. After a volley of short and rabid tracks, the album subtly evolves into much longer formats, plays with moods and finally turns into a vortex of emotions mingling frank terror, ecstatic beauty and utter devastation. For fans of Full Of Hell, Wake, Deathspell Omega, Blut Aus Nord and Ulcerate.

 

BLUES/COUNTRY/OLDIES

VARIOUS - GAZ'S ROCKIN BLUES (40TH ANN. SPECIAL) (2LP) (LP/STAG-O-LEE)

Coming on DOUBLE-LP is the sixth compilation in the DJ-set series compiled by cult DJ Gay Mayall. The choice of music in this particular selection contains two fundamental styles of rhythm and blues oriented boogie music that influenced the world. The post war era of black dance music was driven by R&B that was the inspiration for the rock'n'roll of the 1950's. Here you have a hardcore slice of black rock'n'roll and a side of rockin' early '50s R&B, it's precursor on one platter. On the next disc you'll hear a bunch of moving, exciting and at times frenzied '50s gospel. The idiom where most R&B and black rock'n'roll and soul stars learned their art and cut their teeth. Side 4 contains a bunch of Jamaican tunes to illustrate the role Jamaica's music has played in influencing the style and direction of 'Gaz's Rockin Blues'. These tracks are drawn from the very earliest days, at the inception of ska in the late '50s when Jamaican artists, having fallen in love with US R&B, created their own take on it. SIDE 1 (Rock'n'Roll): 1. Little Richard - Long Tall Sally 2. Cledus Harrison - Rock And Roll In The Groove 3. Screamin' Joe Neal - Rock And Roll Deacon 4. Pretty Boy - Bip Bop Bip 5. Jackie Brenston - My Real Gone Rocket 6. Dave Bartholomew - Can't Take It No More 7. James Brown - Chonnie-On-Chon SIDE 2 (Rhythm & Blues): 1. Lowell Fulson - Don't Drive Me Baby 2. Jimmy Witherspoon - Don't Ever Move A Woman Into Your House 3. Brownie McGhee - I'm 10,000 Years Old 4. Clarence Gatemouth Brown - You Got Money 5. Bob Gaddy - Slow Down Baby 6. Floyd Dixon - Hey, Bartender 7. Sonny Knight - But Officer SIDE 3 (Gospel): 1. The Flying Clouds - I've Got A Right To The Tree of Life 2. Sensational Nightingales - To The End 3. The Pilgrim Travelers - Hold On 4. The Gospel Clefs - By The Waters Of Babylon 5. Brother Joe May - It Doesn't Cost Very Much 6. Bessie Griffin - More Like Jesus 7. Archie Brownlee - In The Wilderness SIDE 4 (Jamaica): 1. Owen Gray - Let Me Go Free 2. Count Ossie Afro Combo - Cassavubu 3. Rico's Combo - Gee's Boogie 4. The Blues Busters - Little Vilma 5. The Moonlighters - I Need Your Love 6. Theophilus Beckford - Now You're Dead 7. Duke Reid And His Group - Pink Lane Shuffle

 

JAZZ/AVANTGARDE

AMADO, RODRIGO -THIS IS OUR LANGUAGE QUARTET- - LET THE FREE BE MEN (LP/TROST)

This is music by four strong individual players with room for eruptive solo-parts, but always held together by intense communication and beautiful interwoven melodies. Rodrigo Amado: tenor saxophone, Joe McPhee: pocket trumpet, soprano saxophone, pvc pipe, Kent Kessler: double bass, Chris Corsano: drums.

 

SOUL/FUNK/LATIN/R&B/GOSPEL

FUNKOOL ORCHESTRA - LATIN FREAK/BOOGIE WITH YOUR LADY (7"/FUNK NIGHT RECORDS)

Two tracks from the Italian funk band. Groove and brass dancefloor fillers with a very 70's touch.

GREER, JEFFERY SCOTT - FUNKY 424/LOVELY LADY (7"/FUNK NIGHT RECORDS)

Two tracks from the obscure but very talented multi-instrumentalist Jeffery Scott Greer. Expect warm Fender Rhodes sounds and exotic funk rhythms.

GREER, JEFFERY SCOTT - GORILLA FUNK PART 1 & 2 (7"/FUNK NIGHT RECORDS)

Two tracks from the obscure but very talented multi-instrumentalist Jeffery Scott Greer. Expect warm Fender Rhodes sounds and exotic funk rhythms.

REED, JOHN -& THE AUTOMATICS- - ETHNEOGALVANIK/GOOD MORNGING BREW (7"/FUNK NIGHT RECORDS)

Two tracks from soul/funk band John Reed & The Automatics on a limited run on Funk Night Records.

REED, JOHN -& THE AUTOMATICS- - FUNKY MULE/REACH OUT I'LL BE THERE (7"/FUNK NIGHT RECORDS)

Two tracks from soul/funk band John Reed & The Automatics on a limited run on Funk Night Records.

REED, JOHN -& THE AUTOMATICS- - ON THE RUN/XMAS (7"/FUNK NIGHT RECORDS)

Two tracks from soul/funk band John Reed & The Automatics on a limited run on Funk Night Records.

BANDA MAJE - UFO BAR (LP/FOUR FLIES)

Banda Maje is a collective from the historic district of Salerno, Southern Italy, whose members, a bit like the lively port city they are from, exist at the crossroads between Italian melodies and imported genres like funk, soul, and disco. Their debut album 'Ufo Bar' transports you to an imagined version of Salerno that combines local tradition and '70s pop and film culture. Listening to the album's eight funk- and soul-infused tracks also means seeing vivid and fascinating stories unfold in the streets of this re-imagined city.

NEW YORK DISCO ORCHESTRA - REVERIE (PURPLE) (LP/ESPACIAL DISCOS)

A sought after US 1978 disco-funk-boogie album gets the reissue treatment. The music on offer is mostly instrumental with superb arrangements (string, keys and even the Vako Ochestron on one track) and occasionally guitars with lots of fuzz and other cool effects. Pressed on PURPLE VINYL, the LP comes with a thick hardboard cover and an obi.

 

ELECTRONIC MUSIC/AMBIENT/D’N’B/TRIPHOP

APTA - RAINBOW ISLANDS NG+ (LP/POLYTECHNIC YOUTH)

Manchester based solo artist APTA's debut album comprises 8 killer tracks of crystal clean, melodic electronica - rich in subtle layers, seemingly simple and precise yet with hooks aplenty and increidbly rewarding. Limited to 300 copies on yellow vinyl.

COSMIC GROUND - 0110, VOL. 1 (LP/SUNHAIR)

Finally available on vinyl the first part of the 2020 Cosmic Ground album '0110'. The second part should be released in July/ August 2021. Kosmische, electronic music played by Dirk Jan Müller (Electric Orange), with the use of a wide range of key instruments like Farfisa organ, analogue modular synthesizers/sequenzers, mellotron, string ensembles, Fender Rhodes and also guitar and bass. Dirk created wonderful soundscapes and spacey grooves which are connected with the high time of German electronics of the seventies. Think of Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze. Limited edition of 210 handnumbered copies on black vinyl, including download code (of the whole album, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2!) SIDE 1: 1. Parasite 10:29 2. Sorrows Of Venus 11:01 SIDE 2: 1. Procreation 17:18

GROUP MODULAR - TIME MASTERS (LP/POLYTECHNIC YOUTH)

Repress on black vinyl, order fast! The long-awaited return of Israeli synth maestros, Group Modular. 'Time Masters' is heavily percussive, but still another synth-driven excursion into a space age sound. The duo invited six different drummers to provide the rhythmical backbone for their compositions. Besides their regular collaborator, Sagi Sachs, the band is joined by Yonadav Halevy (The Apples), Matan Assayag (Hoodna Orchestra/Shalosh), Hezus (3421/Trillion/Left), Ori Lavi and Elia Yakin.

 

DANCE/TECHNO/HOUSE/HIPHOP

KORNOWICZ, YANN -& DAN AMOZIG- - VIDEOCLUB (LP/BEATSQUEEZE)

Beatsqueeze Records presents 'Videoclub', a concept album made of 17 original compositions that will bring back memories of the VHS video era of Charles Bronson, Roger Moore or Pam Grier. Dusty deserts, casinos of the Riviera, wild jungles haunted by gloomy cults, enemy base on top of snowy peaks. The unique combination of hip hop, soul and funk with cinematic grooves. Comes on gold coloured vinyl.

RAINMEN - ARMAGEDDON (2LP) (LP/RETURN TO ANALOG)

First released in 1998, Montreal duo Rainmen's debut 'Armageddon' is now released for the first time on vinyl in North America (1998 vinyl version was made in France). Naufrage and Outra-22's socially conscious lyrics are paired with vivid production, featuring illustrious guests such as Fonky Family, La Cliqua and Stomy Bugsy. Including the hits 'Pas D'Chilling' and 'Move On', the result is an essential work of Québec hip hop.

 

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