SPOTLIGHT 580

10/03/2017 15:32

SPOTLIGHT 580
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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE

DOS-MUKASAN - DOS-MUKASAN (LP/NEDOSTOVAEMOE)

Dos-Mukasan was a legendary Soviet Kazakh psychedelic/funk/garage/beat band, formed in Alma-Ata in 1967 by students of the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute. The band was known for performing original material in the Kazakh and Russian languages, a well as for unusual arrangements of Kazakh folk songs. After many years this pearl is available again as a limited vinyl run on the Kazakh label Nedostovaemoe. Only 300 copies were pressed.

FIRYUZA - FIRYUZA (LP/NEDOSTOVAEMOE)

Firyuza was an instrumental Turkmenian ethnic/prog/jazz/fusion band, founded in 1979 in the USSR. The group won the first prize at the sixth All-Union Entertainers Competition in Leningrad, thus gaining the privilege of releasing an album on the Melodiya label. The resulting eponymous work blends improvised prog-rock, psychedelic jazz/rock and funk fusion with strong ethnic flavors. The seven members imitated sounds of traditional Turkmen instruments, such as dutar, dili tuiduk, and g'ijjak, on regular keyboards, guitars, saxophone, flute, and violin. Original copies in decent condition are very rare nowadays, bumping the price up to $500-600 and making Firyuza one of the "holy grails" of Soviet psych jazz from Central Asia, together with the Gunesh and Dos-Mukasan LP's. This awaited reissue edition is limited to 300 copies.

VARIOUS - PSYCH. STATES: MISSOURI, VOL. 1 & 2 (2CD) (CD/GEAR FAB)

A splendid DOUBLE-DISC set of garage-rock and garage-psych gems from Missouri, recorded in the years 1965-1970. The CD's come in a double-CD jewel case and a 16-page full colour booklet is included. You get 54 tracks that'll keep you excited for 140 minutes! 

60s/70s PSYCH/PROG/FOLK

GREEN SEAGULL - SCARLET/THEY JUST DON'T KNOW (7"/MEGA DODO)

Taking its name from a mis-heard Rolling Stones lyric, Green Seagull hails from London's burgeoning neo-psych scene. The band was formed in 2016 by Paul Nelson (New Electric Ride) and Paul Milne (Hidden Masters, Magnetic Mind) after which their shared enthusiasm for late-'60s baroque psychedelia and 12-string jangle soon blossomed into a prolific songwriting venture. They were joined shortly after by Sarah Gonputh on keys and Carlos Redondo on drums.

SENDELICA/SUPERFJORD - ZAPPA (7"/FRUITS DE MER)

Superfjord and Sendelica get together to reinterpret two Frank Zappa songs. Superfjord cover 'Peaches En Regalia' while 'Don't Eat The Yellow Snow' is handled by Sendelica. These enjoyable versions range from sublime to slightly crazed.

ASTRALASIA - OCEANIA (2LP) (LP/FRUITS DE MER)

Following on from the 2014 sold-out double-album 'Wind On Water', Astralasia returned to the studio to produce another 80 minutes of chilled electronic sounds. The result is more great late-night listening (although side four tends to be a little more unsettling!) from one of the UK's favourite festival bands of the last 25 years. This set includes a free square perforated 7-inch fishy blotter insert.

CLOSET DISCO QUEEN - SEXY AUDIO DEVIANCE FOR PUNK BUMS (LP/DIVISION)

Intense and driven by the same exploratory spirit that fueled the progressive rock bands of the late '70s, Closet Disco Queen are a duo that, even on record, sound like an army. On this brand 3 song EP the Swiss masters of psych-kraut-stoner-indie madness are offering what they do best: unique tunes of pure demented rock'n'roll awesomeness.

CYANNA MERCURY - ARCHETYPES (LP/SELF RELEASE)

Inspired by a.o. Aphrodite's Child, The Doors, The Beatles, Muddy Waters, The Cult, Danzig, Pink Floyd and Wovenhand, Greek act Cyanna Mercury's debut album 'Archetypes' is a unique blend of folk, psychedelia and dark pagan rhythms, empowered by the multi-layered production of Dimitris Lilis as well as the retro-loving mix of Alex Bolpasis (The Noise Figures, Whereswilder, a.o.), and enhanced by the mastering of world famous engineer James Plotkin (Electric Wizard, Moon Duo, Merzbow, John Carpenter, St. Vitus...), resulting in a heart-warming masterpiece of the uprising Greek alternative music scene.

DEAD SEA APES - SIXTH SIDE OF THE PENTAGON (LP/CARDINAL FUZZ)

'Sixth Side Of The Pentagon' sees Dead Sea Apes' bent towards further experimentation. Taking excerpts from the track 'Sixth Side Of The Pentagon' (found on the previous album), the band moved towards fully formed dub cultures. Most possibly as a reflection of recent political and economic events, the mood has darkened like a carbon-stained post-industrial skyline. Think 'Metal Box'-era PiL and hints of early Cabaret Voltaire fused with the rolling liquid sound that DSA has made its own.

KNALL - RAUBKATZE AUF 12 UHR (2LP) (LP/TONZONEN)

This funky crazy neo-krautrock masterpiece by Knall marks yet another magic milestone in the improv collective's history. Offering a journey through colourful, spacey, psychedelic realms, 'Raubkatze Auf 12 Uhr' is pure aural sex. The LP is pressed on high quality purple/pink marbled vinyl and includes a poster.

VAGO SAGRADO - VAGO SAGRADO (BLACK) (LP/ADANSONIA)

The eponymous debut-album by Chile's Vagro Saggrado delivers relaxed psychedelia and space rock with shoegaze elements. On offer are seven trippy jams full of lysergic colours and textures. This edition is limited to 200 copies on BLACK VINYL.

ARC OF ASCENT - REALMS OF THE METAPHYSICAL (CD/ASTRAL PROJECTI)

Third album by New Zealand's psychedelic stoner doom trio ARC OF ASCENT. Crushingly heavy, catchy, psychedelic-eastern styled themes and lyrics welcome you here, sitars, keyboards and effects, cosmic solos, and those heavy guitars give everything a more direct and intense feeling.

DEAD SEA APES - SIXTH SIDE OF THE PENTAGON (CD/CARDINAL FUZZ)

'Sixth Side Of The Pentagon' sees Dead Sea Apes' bent towards further experimentation. Taking excerpts from the track 'Sixth Side Of The Pentagon' (found on the previous album), the band moved towards fully formed dub cultures. Most possibly as a reflection of recent political and economic events, the mood has darkened like a carbon-stained post-industrial skyline. Think 'Metal Box'-era PiL and hints of early Cabaret Voltaire fused with the rolling liquid sound that DSA has made its own.

LAMP OF THE UNIVERSE - HIDDEN KNOWLEDGE (CD/CLOSTRIDIUM)

On 'Hidden Knowledge' the Lamp's sole member Craig Williamson ramps up the trippy space factor. You get four tracks that cover early Pink Floyd-like excursions, '70s Kosmische Musik, astral folk and meditative eastern influenced jamming. And of course all the tracks are performed in that distinctive Lamp Of The Universe style. So prepare yourself for another journey to the center of your mind and deep into space!

N-1 - NOMMA (CD/R.A.I.G.)

'Nomma' is the first officially manufactured album by German improv-instrumental psych-rock band N-1, already active since 1998. The album is a huge instrumental tour-de-force, covering a broad spectrum of modern instrumental and improvised music. the material ranges from space-psych-trip-rock and motoric kraut to avant and experimental rock.

VARIOUS - HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS RECORDS SAMPLER, VOL. II (CD/HEAVY PSYCH SOU)

Here's the second chapter of the mighty 'Heavy Psych Sounds Records' sampler. This time consisiting of tracks taken from releases of the last part of 2016 and some unreleased gems from 2017. The sampler also features two previously unreleased tracks recorded specifically for the compilation by Black Rainbows and Killer Boogie! TRACKS: 01. Black Rainbows - The Red Sky Above 02. Cachemira - Overpopulation 03. Dead Witches - Mind Control 04. Doctor Cyclops - Lonely Devil 05. Duel - Witchbanger 06. Farflung - You Will Kill For Me 07. Fatso Jetson - Wire Wheels And Robots 08. Giöbia - This World Was Being Watched Closely 09. Glitter Wizard - Mycelia 10. Killer Boogie - Eight Ball 11. Mothership - Crown Of Lies 12. Nick Oliveri - Anything And Everything 13. The Clamps - Must Destroy 14. The Golden Grass - Flashing Out Of Sight 15. The Freeks - Uncle Jack's Truck 16. The Sonic Dawn - Summer Voyage

GARAGE PUNK/ROCK & ROLL/POP/WAVE

RHUM RUNNERS - HARBOUR FEVER (7"/DOGHOUSE & BONE)

The last time we heard from these French sailing troubadours they had drunk all their rations and had fouled anchor outside of Tonkin. Word has come in they have made haste and have washed in to the dry seas of Mesopotamia and are doing the only thing they can: creating that mashup of rock and roll with a splash of the exotic! The Rhum Runners are back with a double shot EP! Take a trip with these fantastic musicians as they have created a unique sound as fresh as the South Atlantic trade winds. Anchors away! Limited to only 100 copies! SIDE 1: 1. Harbour Fever SIDE 2: 1. Ali Ben Ghazi 2. Chop Chop

HOOLIGAN - HOOLIGAN/RETOURNE TOI (7"/CAMELEON)

A reissue of the sole single by an early French hard rock/punk band from Nice, originally dating back to 1981. This short lived unit, featuring a 15-year old/young drummer, played a lot of gigs and was hugely popular in the French underground.

SPASMODIQUE - EUROPA 88 (LP/COLLECTABLE VIN)

Finally an album by this Dutch band, captured live throughout Europe 1988-1989. Includes poster and silk screened insert. SIDE 1: 1. Retreat (In Anger) 2. You'll Be Mine 3. The Small World 4. As You Wake Up 5. Beating Up The Child 6. Bloodbrothers SIDE 2: 1. Ants 2. Floating 3. The Split Up (A Farce) 4. The Longest Day

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

MEPHISTOFELES - WHORE (BLACK) (LP/BLACKFARM)

Limited to 100 copies on BLACK VINYL. The debut-album by Argentinian stonerheads and riff mongers MEPHISTOFELES. Fans of Electric Wizard, Sleep, Black Sabbath, Dead Meadows and Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats will definitely love this outstanding piece of riffing. Indeed, this album sounds "filthy as a whore".

SLEEPING BEAR - PARINAE (BLACK) (LP/NARSHARDAA)

Limited edition of 200 copies on BLACK VINYL. This is the debut-album by instrumental post-rock band SLEEPING BEAR from Kiev, Ukraine. 'Parinae' is comprised of three songs, all between six and eight minutes in length, and drenched in pure sweetness and spring beauty. This is a one-sided 12-inch with a wonderful etching on Side B.

ABYSMAL GRIEF - REVEAL NOTHING (CD/TERROR FROM HEL)

The Italian purveyors of cursed doom metal return from the shady graveyard to celebrate their 20th anniversary with this CD with all the songs from their singles, splits and 7" , including one new unreleased track "Cursed Be The Rite".

SOUNDTRACKS

BACALOV, LUIS ENRIQUEZ - CARREFOUR/SISTEMO L'AMERICA E TORNO (7"/FOUR FLIES)

On 7-inch, here are two of the grooviest tracks ever by Italian funkateer Luis Enriquez Bacalov. The A-side features the legendary 'Carrefour', possibly his funkiest soundtrack piece ever. Here it's released for the first time in its entirety, with an unexpected introduction via a powerful horn section, which was cut from the original 1976 RCA 7-inch. Side B contains another killer groovy track, featuring a tremendous rhythm section, a wonderful guitar riff, psychedelic flute, and stunning Hammond organ solos.

PREGADIO, ROBERTO -& ROMANO MUSSOLINI-/ANTON GARCIA ABRIL - KRIMINAL/IL COBRA (7"/FOUR FLIES)

One of the rarest, most sought-after Italian holy grail soundtrack cuts ever finally returns from the grave! Originally released in 1966, the 'Kriminal' main theme was written by Romano Mussolini and Roberto Pregadio for a sleazy crime-pop movie. Actually, this could easily be one of the best swinging jazz-beat themes from the entire '60s, with its wonderful horn, acid vox continental organ, and terrific rhythmic guitar. On the B-side, we have another jewel from 1960s Italian spy-pop cinema: the main theme of 'Il Cobra'. This swinging and uptempo jazz-beat piece, written and conducted by the Spanish composer Anton Garcia Abril, is a poisonous shake with a super groovy mood. This double-sided floor-filler is not to be missed by any serious soul-jazz DJ.

ALESSANDRONI, ALESSANDRO - AFRO DISCOTECA (12"/FOUR FLIES)

This EP contains unreleased music composed and produced by Alessandro Alessandroni in the '70s, taken from a dusty tape found in his vault. 'Afro Discoteca' strikes immediately for its modernity and rich textures, sounding unbelievably contemporary. "This EP is the perfect union of Afro influences and Italian taste. There's something Afro lounge here but also incredibly cinematic - it makes me think of John Carpenter's atmospheres." ~DJ Leo Mas. TRACKS: 1. Afro Voodoo (3:53) 2. Afro Darkness (3:15) 3. Afro Discoteca (3:08) 4. Afro Sentiment (3:08)

 

 

 

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