SPOTLIGHT 25

25/06/2018 10:44

SPOTLIGHT 25

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

CULTO AL QONDOR - TEMPLOS (LP/DRONE ROCK)

Pressed on CLEAR VINYL, this is a mind altering release of tribal space drone-rock from Peru, featuring members of a.o. La Ira De Dios and Serpentina Satelite. Lima-based trio Culto Al Qondor was previously known as Qondor. Fans of a.o. Neu!, Hawkwind and the Peruvian psych scene of the late '60s and early '70s (think Telegraph Avenue, Traffic Sound and the like) should definitely get a hold of this one.

EILIFF - CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH THEIR THIRD ONE (LP/GARDEN OF DELIG)

Superb live recordings of a heavily underrated early '70s band from Germany, playing a sophisticated style of progressive krautedelic jazz-rock, mostly instrumental. Eiliff's guitarist (and sitar playr) Houschäng Nejadpour would later become part of an embryonic line-up of Kraftwerk. This LP is pressed in an edition of 1.000 copies.

GILA - NIGHT WORKS (LP/GARDEN OF DELIG)

Presented on vinyl (in an edition of 1.000 copies), this is a release of extremely good live recordings (from 1972) of the acclaimed German kraut-psych outfit in its original line-up. The material consists of songs which don't appear on the band's regular releases. A treat for the fans!

HONEYBUS - FOR WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN: LOST TRACKS (LP/MAPACHE)

An LP release of rare and lost recordings from the legendary early '70s British pop(sike) group Honeybus, featuring Pete Dello and Colin Hare. Back in the day Honeybus recorded many wonderful tunes (most of which unreleased at the time), but the group is especially world famous for the one-off hit song 'I Can't Let Maggie Go'. TRACKS: 01. Texas Gold 02. Hear Me Only 03. Madam 04. Chairman Of The Comitee 05. Jug Of Water 06. Slow Rock 07. Proof Enough 08. Lovely Ladies'n Things 09. Music, Caterina 10. Like Me Like You Used To Do 11. In the End Is My Beginning 12. She Is The Female To My Soul 13. For Where Have You Been

HONEYBUS - RECITAL (LP/MAPACHE)

Some 46 years after the originally intended release date in 1972, this obscure and beautiful early '70s pop gem will finally appear. Back in the day Honeybus recorded many wonderful tunes, but this album didn't make it past the testpressing stage. The group is especially world famous for the one-off hit song 'I Can't Let Maggie Go'. TRACKS: 01. For You 02. Be Thou by My Side 03. Julie In My Heart 04. Big Ship 05. Cross Channel 06. Ferry 07. The Lady's Not For Burning 08. She's a Lady 09. Little Lovely One 10. Lute Girl 11. Writing's On The Wall 12. Baroque'n'roll Star 13. Lovely Vanessa 14. I Can't Say It But I Can Sing It

HONEYBUS - STORY (LP/MAPACHE)

On vinyl at last, this is a collection of rare but brilliant early '70s recordings. Back in the day Honeybus recorded many wonderful tunes (most of which unreleased at the time), but the group is especially world famous for the one-off hit song 'I Can't Let Maggie Go'. TRACKS: 01. Story 02. Black Mourning Band 03. Scarlet Lady 04. Fresher Than The Sweetness In Water 05. He Was Columbus 06. Ceilings No.1 07. Under The Silent Tree 08. She's Out There 09. She Said Yes 10. I Remember Caroline 11. How Long 12. Ceilings No.2

IL CERCHIO D'ORO - IL FUOCO SOTTO LA CENERE (BLACK) (LP/BLACK WIDOW)

The 2017 full-length by the Italian prog vets, founded in 1974, and still as vital as ever. Guests include Paolo Siani (Nuova Idea, Equipe 84), Giorgio Usai (Nuova Idea, New Trolls) and Pino Ballarini (Rovescio Della Medaglia). Edition on BLACK VINYL.

IL CERCHIO D'ORO - IL FUOCO SOTTO LA CENERE (COL) (LP/BLACK WIDOW)

The 2017 full-length by the Italian prog vets, founded in 1974, and still as vital as ever. Guests include Paolo Siani (Nuova Idea, Equipe 84), Giorgio Usai (Nuova Idea, New Trolls) and Pino Ballarini (Rovescio Della Medaglia). Edition on RED VINYL.

MANCO, BARIS - SAKLA SAMANI, GELIR ZAMANI (GERMANY) (LP/TÜRKÜOLA)

'Sakla Samani...' is an outstanding 1976 compilation of 45rpm singles from the legendary Turkish psych/prog/rock artist, originally released in Turkey by Yavuz Records. A couple of years later it was reissued in Germany with a slightly different tracklist. This 2018 vinyl reissue comes with updated artwork.

PENTAGON - DIE VERTREIBUNG DER BÖSEN GEISTER (LP/GARDEN OF DELIG)

For your listening pleasure and historical curiosity, this is a complete album by a fabulous yet obscure progressive blues rock band from Germany. Pentagon only released one single back in the day, which appeared on the Munich based label German Blues and Underground. The band recorded this full-length in 1970, but at the time the album didn't make it past the testpressing stage. Now it's available on vinyl in an edition of only 1.000 copies.

PLANET OF ZEUS - ELEVEN THE HARD WAY (LP/MISSING VINYL)

Here's the killer 2008 debut-album by this acclaimed Greek stoner/psych band, presented as a cool reissue with reproduced cover artwork.

PLANET OF ZEUS - ELEVEN THE HARD WAY (CD/MISSING VINYL)

Here's the killer 2008 debut-album by this acclaimed Greek stoner/psych band, presented as a cool reissue with reproduced cover artwork.

TRÄDEN - TRÄDEN (2LP) (LP/SUBLIMINAL)

Presented as a DOUBLE-LP, this is the 2018 studio album from Träden (The Trees), the next incarnation of Sweden's '70s psych/prog legends Träd Gräs Och Stenar. For this mind expanding release original member Jakob Sjöholm is joined by Reine Fiske (Dungen, The Amazing), Sigge Krantz (Archimedes Badkar) and Hanna Östergren (Hills). Long time fans of Träd Gräs Och Stenar (or the Swedish psych scene in general) will be thrilled!

TRÄDEN - TRÄDEN (CD/SUBLIMINAL)

Presented on CD, this is the 2018 studio album from Träden (The Trees), the next incarnation of Sweden's '70s psych/prog legends Träd Gräs Och Stenar. For this mind expanding release original member Jakob Sjöholm is joined by Reine Fiske (Dungen, The Amazing), Sigge Krantz (Archimedes Badkar) and Hanna Östergren (Hills). Long time fans of Träd Gräs Och Stenar (or the Swedish psych scene in general) will be thrilled!

WYNDER K. FROG - INTO THE FIRE (LP/WAH WAH)

Reissued on vinyl, with remastered sound, bonus tracks and an insert with liner notes and photos, this is the 1970 album from British act Wynder K. Frog (previously known as Chapter), which at the time was only issued in the USA. The material on 'Into The Fire' once again is organ dominated Swingin' London music, but it also includes funky moods and moves. The LP is presented in a back-flap cover with reproduced artwork.

WYNDER K. FROG - OUT OF THE FRYING PAN (LP/WAH WAH)

Reissued on vinyl, with remastered sound, bonus tracks and an insert with liner notes and photos, this is the 1968 album from British act Wynder K. Frog (previously known as Chapter). Expect groovy Hammond dominated dance club a go-go sounds, perfect for any Swingin' London venue of the 1960s. Fans of Brian Auger, Graham Bond, The Artwoods, Zoot Money, Jimmy McGriff, Booker T. & The MG's and the like will be delighted. The LP is presented in a back-flap cover with reproduced artwork.

WYNDER K. FROG - SUNSHINE SUPER FROG (LP/WAH WAH)

Reissued on vinyl, with remastered sound, bonus tracks and an insert with liner notes and photos, this is the 1967 album from British act Wynder K. Frog (previously known as Chapter). Expect groovy Hammond dominated dance club a go-go sounds, perfect for any Swingin' London venue of the 1960s. Fans of Brian Auger, Graham Bond, The Artwoods, Zoot Money, Jimmy McGriff, Booker T. & The MG's and the like will be delighted. The LP is presented in a back-flap cover with reproduced artwork.

EXPO '70 - LIVE IN THE PIT KFJC 89.7 FM (CD/ZOHARUM)

Collecting two live studio on-air performances, held on KFJC in Los Altos Hills California in 2008 and in 2010. The recordings were separately released, in tiny editions. 2008 as a bonus CDr to "Psychosis" LP and 2010 as a tour CDr. These are two improvised suites played with minimal means, 2008 features the duo as Matt Hill joined Wright on a couple of short tours, 2010 shows Wright solo. Hypnotic, lazy guitar sounds supported with rudimentary drum machine parts are the perfect soundtrack for the pilots of spaceships, even if they are imaginary. Somewhere far away in the background you can hear the echoes of the...

EXPO '70 - MOTHER UNIVERSE HAS BIRTHED HER LAST COSMOS (CD/ZOHARUM)

Collects the Universal Tonge and Small Doses "Ostara" 3"CDr tracks that have never been re-released. "Mother Universe..." features Matt Hill from Umberto on analog drum machine, synth and bass alongside Justin Wright's tripped-out guitar ambiance. The session was hugely inspired by Manuel Gottschingry recording "E2E4".

VARIOUS - FADING YELLOW 16 (CD/FLOWER MACHINE)

Released five years after the previous 'Fading Yellow' CD, Volume 16 offers more delightful '60s psych obscurities, this time around featuring bands/artists from the UK, USA and, in one case, Australia. TRACKS: 01. GARY AND STU - Man Of Many Faces (UK) 02. WEST - Sad About The Times (US) 03. JOHN WONDERLING - Jessica Stone (US) 04. HUDSON-FARNSWORTH - Come To See My Lady (US) 05. THE OPEN WINDOW - Jack And Jill (US) 06. BRUCE WOODLEY - New England Lady (Australia) 07. TRANQUILITY - Nice And Easy (UK) 08. HOBO - Open Up (UK) 09. SAINT JACQUES - Susan (US) 10. WINGS - That's Not Real (US) 11. CROSS COUNTRY - Just A Thought (US) 12. ED WELCH - Clowns (UK) 13. YELLOWSTONE AND VOICE - Lady Rita (UK) 14. HUDSON-FARNSWORTH - Lay Down Sheep (US) 15. PUFF - Changes (US) 16. MICHAEL KONSTAN - Long Before (US) 17. ALEXANDER RABBIT - My Woman (US) 18. WILLOW - Evening (US) 19. KIND HEARTS & ENGLISH - A Wish For All Seasons (UK)

 

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

BROOMS - HERE THEY COME!... (LP/GROOVIE)

Hi-quality neo-garage rock performed with a Vox Continental organ, fuzz guitars and voodoo drums. The band hails from the epicentre of Portuguese rock'n'roll, the city of Barreiro, and features ex-members of the Act-Ups, Sullens, Gasolines, etc. If you like teen punk in the vein of The Gruesomes, Fuzztones and other '80s neo-garage purveyors... this is for you!

RAGE, THE - ALL (BLUE) (LP/DETOUR)

LIMITED EDITION ON BLUE VINYL! Recorded some 30 years ago, now at last available to your eyes and ears for the first time, this is a superb release from the UK's mid-'80s mod-revivalists The Rage! This band was destined to become famous, but unfortunately internal troubles caused The Rage to split up way too soon, after which the recordings were shelved. 'Til now!

RAGE, THE - ALL (RED) (LP/DETOUR)

LIMITED EDITION ON RED VINYL! Recorded some 30 years ago, now at last available to your eyes and ears for the first time, this is a superb release from the UK's mid-'80s mod-revivalists The Rage! This band was destined to become famous, but unfortunately internal troubles caused The Rage to split up way too soon, after which the recordings were shelved. 'Til now!

RAGE, THE - ALL (WHITE) (LP/DETOUR)

LIMITED EDITION ON WHITE VINYL! Recorded some 30 years ago, now at last available to your eyes and ears for the first time, this is a superb release from the UK's mid-'80s mod-revivalists The Rage! This band was destined to become famous, but unfortunately internal troubles caused The Rage to split up way too soon, after which the recordings were shelved. 'Til now!

THUNDERBEATS - PRIMITIVE SOUND (LP/GROOVIE)

Recorded using 100% analogue equipment, this is a delivery of top-notch garage rock from Russia. 'Primitive Sound' is suitable for fans of a.o. The Kinks, The Seeds and The Remains!

 

PUNK/HARDCORE

JON & THE VONS - FORGET YOU (7"/SOUNDFLAT)

Jon & The Vons release an ultra cool EP comprising four great cover versions of '60s garage-psych nuggets. Featured are fuzz-fueled and organ driven renditions of 'Forget You' (an English take on the frantic Italian '60s garage-dancer 'Ricordami') by The Ranger Sound, 'Leavy My House' by The Modds, the classic Grodes tune 'Cry A Little Longer' and 'Drivin' Sideways (On A One Way Street)' by Merrel Frankhauser & H.M.S. Bounty. Fans of '60s garage-punk will love this!

 

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

USE - SELFLIC (LP/BORN BAD)

The second full-length from French experimental musician Nicolas Belvalette using his Usé moniker combines martial pianos, mongoloid harpsichords, rural techno, social horror and many more unexpected ingredients. This is for listeners who feel most comfortable outside their comfort zone.

USE - SELFLIC (CD/BORN BAD)

The second full-length from French experimental musician Nicolas Belvalette using his Usé moniker combines martial pianos, mongoloid harpsichords, rural techno, social horror and many more unexpected ingredients. This is for listeners who feel most comfortable outside their comfort zone.

 

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

BLACK ROAD - BLACK ROAD (12"/DHU)

Edition on SPLATTER VINYL, issued in a gatefold sleeve. Black Road is a 4-piece sultry stoner/doom outfit from Chicago that creates a heavy and harmonious combination of rhythm and riffs. Offering six intense tracks, this is the band's self-titled EP. Limited edition!

GLANVILLE - FIRST BLOOD (12"/FAT&HOLY)

A powerful debut-EP from a German metal band that reminds of Dio, Iron Maiden and Thin Lizzy, all at the same time! The record is pressed on BLACK VINYL.

RED WIDOWS - RISING EP (12"/DHU)

Based in London, power trio The Red Widows releases an EP revealing heavy influences from '70s hardrock, stoner and doom. The sound and style are characterized by a heavy use of fuzz, powerful vocals and malodies that stick to your brain. Limited edition!

BLITZKRIEG (UK) - (BLACK) A TIME OF CHANGES: 30TH ANNIVERSARY (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

Limited edition on BLACK VINYL, including alternate cover artwork and a lyric sheet. The 30th anniversary edition of this classic album by the British metal band, re-recorded in 2015. 'A Time Of Changes' was originally released in 1985, after the band had already split up.

BLITZKRIEG (UK) - (COL) A TIME OF CHANGES: 30TH ANNIVERSARY (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

Limited edition on GOLD COLOURED VINYL, including alternate cover artwork and a lyric sheet. The 30th anniversary edition of this classic album by the British metal band, re-recorded in 2015. 'A Time Of Changes' was originally released in 1985, after the band had already split up.

BLITZKRIEG (UK) - ABSOLUTE POWER (BLACK) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

The classic British metal band's 2002 full-length, reissued on BLACK VINYL, including an insert.

BLITZKRIEG (UK) - ABSOLUTE POWER (COL) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

The classic British metal band's 2002 full-length, reissued on GOLD COLOURED VINYL, including an insert.

BLITZKRIEG (UK) - MISTS OF AVALON (BLACK)(2LP) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

The 1998 album by the UK metal act, reissued on DOUBLE BLACK VINYL, presented in a gatefold sleeve.

BLITZKRIEG (UK) - MISTS OF AVALON (BLUE)(2LP) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

The 1998 album by the UK metal act, reissued on DOUBLE TRANSPARENT SEA BLUE VINYL, presented in a gatefold sleeve.

BLITZKRIEG (UK) - SINS AND GREED (BLACK) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

The classic British metal band's 2005 full-length, reissued on BLACK VINYL, including an insert.

BLITZKRIEG (UK) - SINS AND GREED (COL) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

The classic British metal band's 2005 full-length, reissued on SILVER COLOURED VINYL, including an insert.

BLITZKRIEG (UK) - TEN (BLACK) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

The 1996 album by the UK metal act, reissued on BLACK VINYL and presented with reproduced artwork and an insert.

BLITZKRIEG (UK) - TEN (GOLD) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

The 1996 album by the UK metal act, reissued on GOLD COLOURED VINYL and presented with reproduced artwork and an insert.

CLOVEN HOOF - DEFINITIVE PART TWO (BLACK) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

Edition on BLACK VINYL, presented with an insert. The second part of releases offering lesser known Cloven Hoof material consists of rare and unreleased tracks recorded in recent years. Appearing are four great vocalists associated with the band during that time and before.

CLOVEN HOOF - DEFINITIVE PART TWO (COL) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

Edition on OXBLOOD RED VINYL, presented with an insert. The second part of releases offering lesser known Cloven Hoof material consists of rare and unreleased tracks recorded in recent years. Appearing are four great vocalists associated with the band during that time and before.

DAMASCUS - COLD HORIZON (BLACK) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

Limited edition on BLACK VINYL, including GREEN COVER ART and a 4-page insert. A reissue of this compilation of mid-'80s recordings from the acclaimed metal outfit.

DAMASCUS - COLD HORIZON (COL) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

Limited edition on GREEN VINYL, including GREEN COVER ART and a 4-page insert. A reissue of this compilation of mid-'80s recordings from the acclaimed metal outfit.

GASKIN - END OF THE WORLD (BLACK) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

Edition on BLACK VINYL, presented in a gatefold cover! A genuine cult NWOBHM album, originally dating back to 1981, gets a well deserved reissue!

GASKIN - END OF THE WORLD (BLUE) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

Edition on TRANSPARENT BLUE VINYL, presented in a gatefold cover! A genuine cult NWOBHM album, originally dating back to 1981, gets a well deserved reissue!

GRAJO - SLOWGOD II (LP/DHU)

An awesome release of stoner/space/doom rock from Cordoba, Spain, pressed on SPLATTER VINYL and presented in a gatefold sleeve. Limited edition!

MANILLA ROAD - (BLACK) OUT OF THE ABYSS-BEFORE LEVIATHAN... (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

...1ST UNRELEASED MIX' - Pressed on BLACK VINYL and presented in a heavy cardboard cover including an insert, this is a release of rare mixes of the cult space metal legends' 1988 album 'Out Of The Abyss'. Limited edition!

MANILLA ROAD - (COL) OUT OF THE ABYSS-BEFORE LEVIATHAN... (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

...1ST UNRELEASED MIX' - Pressed on ORANGE VINYL and presented in a heavy cardboard cover including an insert, this is a release of rare mixes of the cult space metal legends' 1988 album 'Out Of The Abyss'. Limited edition!

MANILLA ROAD - INVASION (BLACK) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

Edition on BLACK VINYL, presented in a thick cardboard sleeve with restored original artwork and including an insert. This is a reissue of the US cult space metal band's 1980 debut-album. Limited edition!

MANILLA ROAD - INVASION (COL) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

Edition on TRANSPARENT BLUE VINYL, presented in a thick cardboard sleeve with restored original artwork and including an insert. This is a reissue of the US cult space metal band's 1980 debut-album. Limited edition!

MANILLA ROAD - METAL (BLACK) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

Edition on BLACK VINYL, presented in a thick cardboard sleeve with restored original artwork and including an insert. This is a reissue of the US cult space metal band's 1982 album. Limited edition!

MANILLA ROAD - METAL (COL) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

Edition on BONE COLOURED VINYL, presented in a thick cardboard sleeve with restored original artwork and including an insert. This is a reissue of the US cult space metal band's 1982 album. Limited edition!

PROTECTOR - RESURRECTED (BLACK) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

A kick-ass full-length from the (indeed) resurrected thrash metal unit based in Wolfsburg, Germany, issued on BLACK VINYL, including an insert.

PROTECTOR - RESURRECTED (COL) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

A kick-ass full-length from the (indeed) resurrected thrash metal unit based in Wolfsburg, Germany, issued on BLOOD RED VINYL, including an insert.

THUNDERSTICK - (BLACK) SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

Very limited edition on BLACK VINYL, presented with an insert. The 2017 full-length by the classic female-fronted NWOBHM act is now available on the LP format!

THUNDERSTICK - (COL) SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

Very limited edition on TRANSPARENT BLOOD RED VINYL, presented with an insert. The 2017 full-length by the classic female-fronted NWOBHM act is now available on the LP format!

GLANVILLE - FIRST BLOOD (CD/FAT&HOLY)

A powerful debut-EP from a German metal band that reminds of Dio, Iron Maiden and Thin Lizzy, all at the same time! The CD is presented in a slipcase.

 

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