SPOTLIGHT 4/18

26/01/2018 17:11

 

SPOTLIGHT  4 /18

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

IREM, ILHAN - PENCERE (LP/TÜRKÜOLA)

The first part of Ilhan Irem's symphonic rock trilogy, originally dating back to 1983, gets reissued on vinyl. This Turkish musician created a work revealing influences from mid-era Pink Floyd, Alan Parsons Project and Supertramp.

MESSAGE - MESSAGE (LP/LONGHAIR)

This is an official reissue of Message'sthird album from 1975, remastered from original master tape out of the vaults of Warner Music Germany. A little bit less hard-rock, more prog and slightly jazzy but also song-oriented.

MESSAGE - SYNAPSE (LP/LONGHAIR)

This is an official reissue of Message'sfourth album from 1976, remastered from the original master tape out of the vaults of Warner Music Germany. A little bit less hard-rock, more prog and a bit more jazz rock, but also song-oriented. On 'Synapse' Murdochs continues his quirky experiments with his vibrato-tremolo-heavy-guitar-sound. Sometimes it reminds of a less quirky, more linear-version of Kraan. Slightly underrated by krautrock fans, but highly recommended.

GRATEFUL DEAD - IT CRAWLED OUT OF THE VAULTS OF KSAN 1966-1968 (CD/GO! BOP!)

Now also on CD! 'VOLUME 1: LIVE AT THE FILLMORE AUDITORIUM 11/19/66' - A recording of The Grateful Dead's live appearence at the Fillmore Auditorium on November 19th, 1966. Taped before the first album was issued, this disc features three primeval versions of tunes from the debut and eight further goodies, standards and originals not featured on any official recording up to 1970's 'Working Man's Dead'.

MINI - 50. JUBILEUMI GYUJTEMENY (4CD) (CD/KEPT ALIVE)

First ever CD release of all four albums from 1978-1983 from Mini, the Hungarian jazz rock, prog rock band. Mini had a very successful period in the late '70s, early '80s, when they regularly held concerts for 2000-3000 fans. Released in a representative box, each CD comes in the album's original sleeve. The booklet contains many data and a detailed essay in Hungarian.

BLOWN OUT/COMACOZER - (PURPLE) IN SEARCH OF HIGHS, VOL. 1 (LP/RIOT SEASON)

The first slab in a possible split series titled 'In Search Of Highs'. Both the bands here are instrumental trios. BLOWN OUT (UK) and COMACOZER (Australia) are interlinked by history and their shared love of sonic psych explorations and both are here for Phase 1 of this cosmic experience. Blown Out deliver three relatively short (for them) blasts, channelling their inner Stooges/Marble Sheep coming on like grand funk space lords. Three tracks of groove sonics and head changes. Comacozer go the opposite route and slide in with another of their trademark epic trips, that sucks everything around it into it's own cosmic gloop. Limited to 250 copies on purple vinyl.

MOONWALKS - (RED/CREAM) IN LIGHT (THE SCALES IN THE FRAME) (LP/STOLEN BODY)

"Moonwalks could be the soundtrack to a lucid-dream-wrought Western transposed upon a post-apocalyptic desert planet where you're cruising in a dusty Roadrunner with Link Wray, The Cramps and Brian Jonestown Massacre in the backseat." ~Jeff Milo.

OUZO BAZOOKA - (CLEAR/BLUE) SONGS FROM 1001 NIGHT (LP/STOLEN BODY)

Ouzo Bazooka represents everything that is beautiful in Tel Aviv; Cultural coexistence, vigorous creation and an always happening urban scene. Drawing influences from this local melting pot and exotic middle eastern feel, along with classic hard rock, psychedelic art, garage rock and surf - Ouzo Bazooka's sound is a dizzying concoction of east meets west. Ouzo Bazooka's self-titled freshman album boasts 13 masterfully crafted hits that will send Hell's Angels dancing on table-tops, breaking plates, grinning stupidly and ending up on the floor in a group-hug-pile-up.

SENDELICA - (BLUE) MY HOUSE IS MADE OF SUNHAIR (LP/VINCEBUS ERUPTU)

Edition on BLUE VINYL, limited to 250 copies. The 2018 studio album by UK psychedelic band Sendelica features guest appearances by Nik Turner (Hawkwind), Gregory Curvey (The Luck Of Eden Hall), Wally Stagg, Marc Swordfish, Karen Langley and Molara Awen. TRACKS: 1. Sunburst Screamer 2. My House Is Made Of Angel Hair 3. This Is The Day (cover of Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band) 4. Hard Coming Love (cover of The United States Of America) 5. Thanks For The Fish 6. Evil Woman (cover of Crow...and later Black Sabbath) 7. Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

SUNFLOWERS - CASTLE SPELL (2LP/BLACK) (LP/STOLEN BODY)

One can say the band is young and restless, but they bring a well thought mutated slab of paranoia filled heavy shredders, while the hazed sunset fades away in the rearview mirror, darkening the desert and filling the air with some energized psych punk auras. 'Castle Spell' is a 10-story palace, each of them with its own atmosphere, its gloomy and murderous tenants, all narrated by Carol's docile voice and Carlos's intrusive howls. Double LP in gatefold sleeve. Black vinyl version.

INFINITE TRIP - TRIPS VOLUME 1 (CD/CLOSTRIDIUM)

This CD contains selected tracks from the albums 'Brain Blossom' and 'All Aboard The Mothership'. The Infinite Trip was created from a friendship that was forged back in school in the early 1960s by two fresh faced boys who were totally absorbed by the huge amount of music that was sweeping the UK and the USA at that time. They fell in love with all the genres that psychedelia birthed: krautrock, prog rock, space rock and the modern inheritors such as space dub, psybient, stoner rock etc. A co-production of Clostridium Records and Underground Äxpärten.

MR. GALLINI - LOVELY DEMOS, VOL. 1 (CD/LOVERS & LOLLYP)

Mr. Gallini is the solo project of Stone Dead's drummer were he explores the more pop psych part of his personality. This is the first of 3 volumes.

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

BILLY CHANGER - OVER THERE/SET THE CRUISE CONTROL/POTENTIAL (7"/LA SUISSE PRIMI)

The fourth issue of the California Series contains a handful of songs by LA based garage/pop/rock artist Billy Changer (aka Robert Cifuentes).

KITSCHENETTE'S, LES - C'EST PAS D'LA PHYSIQUE, DU CHANT GREGORIEN (10") (10"/SOUNDFLAT)

Les Kitschenette's are a sextet based in the Normandy, who have set themselves to musically revive the French '60s. Don't miss out on this brilliant piece of vinyl, perfect for collectors and lovers of good music! SIDE 1: 1. Cauchemar Pop - Part 1 2. Le Jerk A Pépé 3. Écoutez! 4. Jusqu'en 66 SIDE 2: 1. Cauchemar Pop - Part 2 2. Envoie-Moi Un Sexto 3. Ne Te Crispe Pas 4. Un Jeune Homme Bien

KING SALAMI & THE CUMBERLAND THREE - 14 BLAZIN' BANGERS! (LP/SOUNDFLAT)

Repress of long sold-out and in demand debut album by King Salami & The Cumberland 3, London's rhythm'n'blues-punk sensation. With a repertoire encompassing and influenced by many of the greats of the '50s and '60s you won't be able to help but move your feet when the Cumberland Three are blasting out of your speakers.

BAD PELICANS - BEST OF (WHITE/BLUE MARBLED) (LP/STOLEN BODY)

The Bad Pelicans spent the past the last 3 years destroying all the independent Parisian venues. They released 3 demo tapes to date which all sold out immediately. They have toured Europe several times and opened for some major indie bands (Together Pangea, Skegss, Mystic Braves). They definitely sit on the throne of the most surprising underground band in Paris. This is their first record. These kids' surf-fueled nihilism will set the tongues wagging in a close future. This is the limited edition.

POP/ROCK/WAVE/NOISE

VASSILIU, PIERRE - FACE B - 1965/1981 (LP/BORN BAD)

Compilation album by French singer and songwriter Pierre Vassiliu (the man behind 'Les Masques' and tons of other cool projects). SIDE 1: 1. Un Fille Et Trois Garcons 2. En Vadrouille A Montpellier 3. Ne Me Laisse Pas 4. Film 5. Sophie 6. Le Manege Desenchante SIDE 2: 1. Alentour De Lune 2. Est-Ce Qu'On Peut Voler 3. Il Etait Tard Ce Samedi Soir 4. On Imagine Le Soleil 5. Je Suis Un Pingouin 6. En Response A Votre Lettre Du 2.11.72

VASSILIU, PIERRE - FACE B - 1965/1981 (CD/BORN BAD)

Compilation album by French singer and songwriter Pierre Vassiliu (the man behind 'Les Masques' and tons of other cool projects). TRACKS: 01. Un Fille Et Trois Garcons 02. En Vadrouille A Montpellier 03. Ne Me Laisse Pas 04. Film 05. Sophie 06. Le Manege Desenchante 07. Alentour De Lune 08. Est-Ce Qu'On Peut Voler 09. Il Etait Tard Ce Samedi Soir 10. On Imagine Le Soleil 11. Je Suis Un Pingouin 12. En Response A Votre Lettre Du 2.11.72

STARK LEANER/MINT MIND - TRANSNATIONAL SERIES, VOL. 2 (12"/LA SUISSE PRIMI)

Analog synthesizers, drums and bass. Feedback guitars and effect-soaked loops from a tape recorder. Or maybe a classic band line-up with guitar, bass and drums? Much remains in the vague, but the unpredictability of the Stark Leaner project is constant. Mint Mind is the project of Tocotronic guitar player Rick McPhail. Mostly fuzzy and sometimes trippy, always with a foot in the annals of indie. Comes in special gatefold packaging including a 24-page booklet. The frontcover features a scratching colour screenprint. Edition of 500 copies.

WINDSURFER - REFLEXIVITY 1 (LP/LA SUISSE PRIMI)

Windsurfer's music stems from an appetite for electronic sounds; sounds that get mixed organically with percussion while still wearing signs of a certain human touch on their surface. Imagine ample atmospheric patterns characterized by a certain slow but steady constancy, which in turn gets questioned only occasionally by subtle irregularities. Limited to 300 copies.

DASZU - ZONE OF SWANS/LUCID ACTUAL + 1/2 DATIVA (CD/LION PRODUCTION)

Astounding underground post-punk recorded from 1979-1983. The 24-page booklet contains the Daszu manifesto, poetics for most tracks, a measure of band history, and Part 1 and 2 of Mark Rudolph's poetry from the Daszu era.

RUDOLPH, MARK - LUCID ACTUAL 2000 (CD/LION PRODUCTION)

Unlike earlier Daszu music, 'Lucid Actual 2000' was digitally constructed and edited from recordings and generated loops for use in live interactive 3D performances: many of them were performed at a Digital Electronics Festival in Montreal in 1999. The introduction of a visual element into the mathematical minimalist world of Daszu composer Mark Rudolph allowed for a more ambient, repetitive, suggestive and danceable style. The 20-page booklet contains background history of these recordings, and Part 3 and 4 of Mark Rudolph's poetry.

 

SOPHYA - SOUL STEALER/LEAVE IT TO THE WIND (7"/SEJA)

'Soul Stealer' is a catchy and melodic masterpiece. The references are clear. The listener will recognize influences from Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Cure and even Clan Of Xymox. The latter is also not very surprising. Sophya has released its first releases on the Xymox Control label. The B-side features the melancholic 'Leave It To The Wind', a song about the loss of a loved one, but at the same time it also radiates hope and confidence.

TROUM - AIWS (BLACK) (LP/BACKWARDS)

The vinyl version of Troum's classic album from 2005, remastered by Thomas Dimuzio. 'AIWS' covers studio-recordings composed from 2002-2005. Nine analogue recordings composed with guitar-drones and harmonic phrases that are processed in various ways, creating an atmosphere of the sublime and emotional meditative states that transcend listener to immerse within themselves. Ingredients: Sufi-songs, old vinyl-crackles, acoustic and e-guitars, e-bow, e-bass, voice and whisperings, accordion and flute. One of the most emotional and profound Troum releases! Limited to 300 copies on black vinyl.

DUBIT - VITRIOL (CD/BACKWARDS)

Spiritual research and constant need for inner transformation. These are the key elements in the compositional style of Dubit, Pier Alfeo's moniker, the Apulian countryside-based electronic musician and producer. 'Vitriol is his second full-length. As in an alchemical process made of sounds, 'Vitriol' blends in with powerful dark ambient, post-industrial music, some elements from techno and field recordings, drawing distopic landscapes in the sky. It's as if Raison d'être met Shackleton in the recording room to create a soundtrack for the end of the world. Limited to 500 copies.

ANGANTYR - ULYKKE (DIGI) (CD/NORTHERN SILENC)

Initially started as a synth/ambient project by sole member Ynleborgaz in 1997, Angantyr quickly changed its style to raw, classic Scandinavian black metal in 1998 and has remained true to its roots throughout the projects entire history. Two decades after the project's first release, Angantyr's 6th album delivers just what fans expect and have grown to love throughout the project's entire existence: raw, hymnic northern black metal that possesses all trademarks of Angantyrs unique style. Digipack version, limited to 999 copies.

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

BELENOS - BEST OF LIVE - 22ND ANNIVERSARY (CD/NORTHERN SILENC)

'Best Of Live - 22nd Anniversary' features the fans' favorite songs from Belenos' entire band history, re-recorded in studio under live conditions, just as they're normally played on stage. The CD (limited to 666 copies) includes a 12-page booklet with photos that were taken at various Belenos live gigs during the last few years. Influenced by the early black metal scene of Norway with bands such as Enslaved, Emperor, Burzum, Aeternus and Kampfar, and later acts such as Belphegor and Immortal with regard to the technical level and sound, the music of Belenos always was and remains a mix of black metal (fast and dark) and pagan metal (dark and slow parts with choirs).

CAN BARDD - NATURE STAYS SILENT (CD/NORTHERN SILENC)

Influenced by bands such as Caladan Brood, Elderwind, Saor and Gallowbraid, Cân Bardd was founded in 2016 as a one-man project by then 18 year old Malo Civelli from Switzerland, with the purpose of creating an outlet for his feelings and ideas that would be at once heavy and aggressive, yet also melodic and atmospheric. The first press of his debut CD comes as collector's edition in digipack with 8-page booklet, limited to 1000 copies.

RUR - RUR (CD/NORTHERN SILENC)

RUR was created by its sole member C.L. in 2017. It was originally imagined as a darker, more monotone and melancholic project consisting mainly of old riffs made back in the early 2000s, but as recording of the first song began the project took another direction. It steered towards what can be heard on the debut release, simply named 'RUR': higher tempo, less melancholic and more epic melodies focusing a bit more on the riffing while still retaining some of the ambient sound of the old material. Vast and panoramic black metal that sounds like an alloy of Nasheim, Paysage d'Hiver, Ethereal Shroud, Mare Cognitum and Caladan Brood. The first press of the CD comes as collector's edition in digipack, limited to 999 copies.

VALLENDUSK - FORTRESS OF PRIMAL GRACE (CD/NORTHERN SILENC)

Vallendusk is a black metal band from Indonesia, founded in 2011. The band cites the mid '90s wave of black metal, melodic death metal and doom as their major source of inspirations, both musically and aesthetically. Nevertheless they also draw influences from classical, ambient, martial hymns, and folk music of all sorts. The basis of this album is still atmospheric black metal but there are more diverse elements in it than before, most noteworthy those of Swedish melodic death metal á la In Flames. The first press of the CD comes as collector's edition in digipack with 8-page booklet, limited to 1000 copies.

WOODS OF DESOLATION - UNRELEASED DEMO 2007 (CD/NORTHERN SILENC)

Woods Of Desolation is one of the most well-known black metal bands from Australia. Especially with their second and third album they gained a lot of fans worldwide and became one of the top-selling acts of Northern Silence. As the name implies, 'Unreleased Demo 2007' is exactly that - a previously unreleased piece of music, improvised and recorded by D. in 2007. It was made available to fans as download through Woods Of Desolation's Bandcamp page, and due to many requests is now also being released on CD in a limited edition. The material on this EP is instrumental and less refined than the later productions of the band, more like their unpolished, intense and deeply melancholic depressive black metal of old. The CD is released as part of the Northern Silence Underground Series and comes as collector's edition in digipack, limited to 500 copies

JAZZ/AVANTGARDE

BLAKEY, ART - ORGY IN RHYTHM, VOL. 1 (LP/GO! BOP!)

Hard bop with Afro-Cuban tendencies! This is a reissue of a classic album by Art Blakey, originally released by Blue Note in 1957.

GETZ, STAN -& LUIZ BONFA- - JAZZ SAMBA ENCORE! (LP/GO! BOP!)

A superb collaborational album of Latin jazz, originally issued in 1963, returns to the vinyl long play format.

LATEEF, YUSEF - JAZZ MOOD (LP/GO! BOP!)

A great vinyl reissue of Yusef Lateef's 1957 album 'Jazz Mood'. On this set adventurous and mystical melodies go hand in hand with relaxed and groovy classic bebop excursions from the schoolbook of modern jazz after 1950.

AYLER, ALBERT - SOMETHING DIFFERENT! FIRST RECORDINGS VOL. 1 & 2 (CD/GO! BOP!)

The complete, legendary session is finally back on CD! Recorded in Stockholm on October 25th, 1962, this material marks one of Ayler's earliest recording session. It features a European backing group which he assembled during his brief stay there, before returning to the States in 1963 and beginning his legendary run with ESP-Disk and Impulse!

SOUL/FUNK/LATIN/R&B/GOSPEL

VARIOUS - BUTTSHAKERS SOUL PARTY, VOL. 13 (LP/MR. LUCKEE)

 

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

SCHULZE, KLAUS - (BLACK) LA VIE ELECTRONIQUE, VOL. 1.0 (2LP) (LP/ONE WAY STATIC)

DOUBLE-LP edition on BLACK VINYL! The first vinyl release in a series that collects rare sought-after early works and unreleased tracks. This is some of the best music Klaus ever created. 'Volume 1.0', focusing on the years 1968-1971, contains over 78 minutes of Schulze heaven! An insert with extensive liner notes is included.

SOUNDTRACKS/LOUNGE/CULT ETC

VARIOUS - LAZY DILLY! VOL. 1 (LP/LOVE CHARMS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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