SPOTLIGHT 11

18/03/2019 08:50

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

CANNIBALE - ACCELARATION (7"/SIX TONNES DE CHAIR)

Picture Nick Cave clad in an opened bermuda shirt with a slather of sunscreen painted on his snow white nose, twisting and crooning by a beach bonfire with Manzarek on the organ, Link Wray on lead guitar and Frankie Avalon on the cowbell. 200 copies on black vinyl. Hand screen printed cover.

HOOVERIII - FATHOM (7"/SIX TONNES DE CHAIR)

2019 single by Los Angeles hard working Hooveriii. The ruff riffage of Sabbath, the ballsy kicks of MC5, the crafty songwriting of Roky and the krauty noodling of NEU! The A-side keeps kicking out the jams while adding a tad of Lizzy goodness to the mix to further expand their sound. The B-side is like one of those heartwarming Michael Rother autobahn instrumentals with an injection of Pink Fairies/Hawkwind/Larry Wallis guitar nitro, like instrumental Peter Green meets Neu! 200 copies on black vinyl. Hand screen printed cover.

MONDO GENERATOR/ORQUESTA DEL DESIERTO - (BLACK) DESERTFEST, VOL. V (7"/H42)

The fifth instalment of the now legendary 'DesertFest' vinyl series exclusively delivered by H42 Records brings together two absolute desert legends! Building on 2018's theme of pure Palm Desert rock, 2019 sees the monstrous Mondo Generator return with a punk'n'roll stoner anthem in the form of 'Burn A Bridge'. The power trio unveil some heavy riff and unload a barrage of staccato attack with this phenomenal track exclusively for the release. On the second side the infamous desert collective Orquesta del Desierto. Spearheaded by Dandy Brown (Hermano), members of the band include vocalist Pete Stahl (Scream, Goatsnake), drummer Alfredo Hernández (Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age, Ché) and guitarist Mario Lalli (Fatso Jetson, Yawning Man). A quintessential desert band portrayed here with their classic track 'Smooth Slim' from their groundbreaking debut album.

MOUNT ATLAS - MISTRESS (12"/H42)

Mount Atlas's bubbling sound of the Hammond organ, their rough guitar riffs as well as the floating melodies will bring you back to the '70s and '80s. At the same time, they manage to maintain their individual sonority. They alternate bewtween spherical sounds and heavy doom riffs, which sound as if played whilst wearing equally heavy leather jackets. Comes on black vinyl and with etched b-side.

APPLE - AN APPLE A DAY (PD) (LP/TRADING PLACES)

British psychedelic band Apple was formed in the industrial powerhouse of Cardiff, north Wales, in 1968 by guitarist Robbo Ingram and bassist Jeff Harrad. Joined by drummer Dave Brassington, keyboardist Charlie Barber and singer Dennis Regan, their debut single 'Thank U Very Much,' arranged by session guitarist Big Jim Sullivan, sparked the interest of Larry Page, who signed them to his Page One label to cut the debut album 'An Apple A Day' with producer Caleb Quaye (the son of the multi-instrumentalist Cab Quaye and older brother of future singer Finley Quaye). Unfortunately, Apple's mixture of pop, psychedelia and heavy blues was probably a bit too ahead of its time; the album sold poorly on release and the group proba bly would have been totally forgotten, if not for belated critical acclaim, especially for Harrad's haunting 'The Otherside.' With rare originals incredibly hard to find, regularly selling for thousands of pounds, this reissue is long overdue.

EL HOMBRE AL AGUA - OUMUAMUA PARTS 1 & 2 (STANDARD) (LP/NOISEAGONYMAYHEM)

El Hombre Al Agua has been an ongoing project since David Read was based in New York City in the mid-1990s. A solo excursion as an extension of the collaborative NYC electronic projects Fantastic Four, Droid, The Band with No Name, and Carlito Verde, its present incarnation is musically and spiritually influenced by Klaus Schulze, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Max Richter, Ash Ra Tempel, Alice Coltrane, Tangerine Dream, Sonic Boom, and 'Hemispheres'-era Rush. Limited to 70 copies on "Space Gas" green vinyl.

MOTHS & LOCUSTS - COME TOGETHER RIGHT NOW (LP/NOISEAGONYMAYHEM)

Beautiful handmade edition of only 100 LPs, packaged in gorgeous silkscreened LP jackets with 2 color print on the front and back, plus a wild 1 color print inside the jacket. Includes 8 remixes of the Moths & Locusts track 'Come Together Right Now' (original version of CTRN came as a flexidisc included with UK psych bible Optical Sounds issue #12) lovingly recreated by Rob The Viking & Watson, Mongst & Khufu, Galactic Butterfly, Wide Eyed, King Pong Dub System, and Wasted Cathedral, plus an alternate M&L mix. Remix artists include members of Shooting Guns, Radiation Flowers, The Switching Yard, Moonwood, Heavy Moon, Wide Eyed, Swollen Members, Shearing Pinx, Behaviours, Crotch, and Anunnaki.

PILL FANGS - PF2 (LP/SUN STONE)

'PF2', which sees Dan Haywood joined again by Simon Fletcher (bass), Richard Turner (guitar) and Rob Daniels (drums), was recorded live in a small studio, without any frills, at maximum volume, and it has a heavier sound than the debut album, at turns with a VU like primitive drum and bass beat backing up the two guitars clash. As a side project it's beginning to sound like one hell of a band. Whilst musically it is infused with the heady, sneering, paranoid visions of NY in the '70s, lyrically it is bang up to date with songs like 'Migrant Crisis' with its blistering drums and the guitars playing at odds with each other, and the withering 'Mushrooms In Maastricht'; a wonderful withering attack on Blair and his part in the Iraq war.

PLEASE - CIRCUS DAYS: A COLLECTION OF DEMOS... (LP/LION/ACME)

...AND STUDIO RECORDINGS 1967-1969' - Wow! Fresh from the vaults, this LP contains 10 previously unissued late '60s recordings from the legendary UK psych band Please, featuring Peter Dunton. Dunton, of course, is also known from a.o. the legendary Bulldog Breed, Neon Pearl, The Flies, T2 and Gun. This edition is limited to only 500 LP's.

SANDY COAST - SHIPWRECK (LP/TRADING PLACES)

Pioneering Dutch quartet Sandy Coast formed in the town of Voorburg, near Den Haag, in 1961. Early work found release on a series of singles on the Delta label during the mid-1960s. referencing an American pop-rock sound, framed by choral harmonies; soon, the evolving close harmony of songs like 'We'll Meet Again' saw them edging towards the realm of the Moody Blues, while 'Milk And Tranquilers' was based more strongly on a rhythm-and-blues framework. Moving to the Relax label in 1967, they began issuing spacious psychedelic songs such as 'Capital Punishment,' and their debut album 'From The Workshop' was thoroughly in psychedelia mode. Larry Page issued sophomore album 'Shipwreck' in 1969, the disc an early concept album focussing on a lengthy suite that recounted a doomed voyage, captained by one Derrick Holmes in 1779. Much of the rest of the album recalls the spacey sounds of King Crimson, but there is also raw blues, psychedelic pop-rock, and an individual reading of Paul McCartney's 'Eleanor Rigby.'

ZIOR - ZIOR (LP/TRADING PLACES)

British blues-rock quartet Zior had their roots in the bourgeoning R&B scene that arose during the late 1960s in the southeast coastal city of Southend; they built a strong reputation in live performance, opting for 'happenings' in the style of Hawkwind and Pink Floyd that went beyond mere musical events. By the time they recorded their self-titled debut album, issued on Larry Page's short-lived Nepentha label in 1971, they were clearly influenced by the emergent hard rock/heavy metal scene of the West Midlands, drawing from Black Sabbath's discordant riffs and occult influences, along with shrill vocal attacks in Led Zeppelin mode; there were shades of Steppenwolf and the odd Doors-sounding keyboard riff as well (and the Black Sabbath link was heightened by an album design from Keith McMillan, who was responsible for Black Sabbath's debut cover too). The resultant Zior is a varied ride through different kinds of rock terrain, from blues rock to hard rock and on to whimsical psychedelia and prog-rock, making it hard to classify. Though this debut LP should have heralded a bright beginning, misfortune seemed to dog the band from the start; other recordings were released under the name Monument, the band members listed under aliases, and a second album, 'Every Inch A Man', was issued in Germany after Zior's breakup in 1973, without the band's knowledge or permission.

KROKODIL - AN INVISIBLE WORLD REVEALED (CD/SELF RELEASE)

Reissue of third album from 1971 by Swiss psychedelic/prog rock band Krokodil. Includes 3 bonus tracks.

KROKODIL - KROKODIL (CD/SELF RELEASE)

Reissue of 1969 debut album by Swiss psychedelic/prog rock band Krokodil. Includes 3 bonus tracks.

KROKODIL - SWAMP (CD/SELF RELEASE)

Reissue of second album from 1970 by Swiss psychedelic/prog rock band Krokodil. Includes 3 bonus tracks.

 

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

JANEY & THE RAVEMEN - MIDNITE BLUES (7"/SOUNDFLAT)

JANEY & THE RAVEMEN pick up the beat baton from where the legendary KAISERS left off and deliver a sound so authentically 1964 it hurts. The Ravemen include in their all star line up not one but two of The Kaisers founding members alongside former members of The Rapiers & Fabienne Delsol. This fabulous mixture produces a sound which will not disappoint, British Beat at its finest. When listening to their sound it becomes obvious these boys & a girl have the same American R&B influences that the bands back in the day had. Think BERYL MARSDEN / LULU / SANDRA BARRY backed by THE ROULETTES / SWINGING BLUE JEANS and you won't be far wrong. Solid pounding back-beat with skilful, pure guitars, perfect harmonies topped with the irresistible versatile female vocals compliments of the 1st woman of beat Janey. After their debut album STAY AWAY FROM BOYS on SOUNDFLAT RECORDS now follows a brand new 7" that includes two fabulous cover versions of Charlie Rich's "Midnite Blues" and John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers' "Crawling Up A Hill". Covered in a gorgeous label-artwork by Kaiser George and a brown paper-sleeve, the 7" not only sounds but also looks just like authentic old American 45s.

NITE HOWLERS - SHE'S GONE/TODAY AND TOMORROW (7"/SLEAZY)

7" release from this French rockabilly band. For fans of Benny Joy, Carl Perkins and Charlie Feathers.

O'NIGHT, ANITA -& THE MERCURY TRIO- - PHOBOS & DEIMOS (7"/SLEAZY)

Four-track EP including 'I Won't', 'Who's The One' and 'Move It Along'.

VARIOUS - SONGS FROM SATAN'S JUKEBOX, VOL. 2 (10") (10"/STAG-O-LEE)

'COUNTRY, ROCKABILLY, HILLBILLY & GOSPEL FOR SATAN'S SAKE' - Second selection of satanic songs and maleficient melodies from Satan's infernal jukebox. Compiled by Emmerich Thürmer. SIDE 1: 1. Gene Vincent - Race With The Devil 2. Cliff Carlisle & The Buckeye Boys - The Devil's Train 3. Cowboy Copas - Don't Shake Hands With The Devil 4. Frankie Lane - El Diablo 5. The Louvin Brothers - Satan's Jeweled Crown 6. Johnny Bond - Let Me Go, Devil! SIDE 2: 1. Johnny Tyler - Devil's Hot Rod 2. Roy Acuff - The Devil's Train 3. Lefty Frizzell - From An Angel To The Devil 4. Frankie Lane - Miss Satan 5. Don Reno & Red Smiley - Get Behind Me Satan 6. Wade Ray - Let Me Go, Devil

PAGE, LARRY -ORCHESTRA- - KINKY MUSIC (LP/TRADING PLACES)

Aspiring Welsh pop singer Leonard Davies became Larry Page in the mid-1950s, when Columbia Records issued his material on 78s and 45s, including a cover of Buddy Holly's 'That'll Be The Day'; he also played banjo in the Crane River Jazz Band. Known as "Larry Page the Teenage Rage," he toured Britain with Cliff Richard and regularly appeared on national television. Shifting to a management and record production role in the early 1960s, he struck gold in 1964 upon signing a management contract with a band called The Ravens, who he re-named The Kinks, which swiftly became one of the most popular acts of the day. Noting that Rolling Stones producer Andrew Loog Oldham had formed his own orchestra to cut orchestrated versions of Stones hits, Page put together the Larry Page Orchestra for debut disc, 'Kinky Music', which similarly reconfigured the Kinks' work. A pleasant romp through first-phase Kinks classics, it is also noteworthy as an early showcase for future Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page.

VARIOUS - BUZZSAW JOINT CUT 5: SOPHISTICATED SAVAGE (LP/STAG-O-LEE)

'Buzzsaw Joint' is back with a fifth cut and this time a Swedish selector wields the blade. DJ Sophisticated Savage first began sharing his wares in a Stockholm Tiki bar, which explains the raft of exotic sounds found on this compilation. But that's not all, add rock, roll, R&B and soul to the list. What's consistent from start to finish is the quality and obscurity of the selections. Open your ears wide and enjoy the ride. SIDE 1: 1. Bill Springer - Jungle Love (Bilbo) 1962 2. Stick Evans - Look What You Do To Me (Soul) 1961 3. Herb Zane - The Persians Twist (Music Maestros) 1962 4. The Starfires - Desert Caravan (College) 1962 5. The Kingston Trio - CooCoo-U (Capital) 1959 6. The Don Schraier Rocktet - Zei Gezunt (Crystalette) 1957 7. The Metallics - Get Lost (Baronet) 1962 8. Blues Blenders - Toot Over (Chris) 1962 SIDE 2: 1. Jimmy Uke & His Islanders - Hawaiian People Eater (Hurrah) 1962 2. The Demons - El Lobo (Gemco) 1962 3. Jimmie Raye - Hey Let's Dance (Satan) 1962 4. Doodie Woo - Certingly I Do (Aura) 1962 5. Melvin Smith - Zaki Sue (Cameo) 1958 6. Rhythmaires - Screw Driver (Rhythm) 1957 7. Ray Johnson - Hit 'N Miss (Glam) 1957 8. The Scholars - Kan-Gu-Wa (Imperial) 1957

VARIOUS - TWIST ITALIA (LP/DOGHOUSE & BONE)

Sixteen early sixties Italian twist 'n' surf tracks. Limited to 300 copies only! SIDE 1: 1. I Flippers - La Piroga 2. Ornella Vanoni - Coccodrilo 3. Dino - Il Ballo Della Bussola 4. Mina - Eclisse Twist (Del Film L'Eclisse) 5. Nico Fidenco - Con Te Sulla Spiaggia 6. Peppino Di Capri - St. Tropez Twist 7. Edouardo Vianello - Guarda Come Dondolo 8. Ricky Shayne - Uno Dei Mods SIDE 2: 1. Miranda Martino - Meglio Stasera 2. Sonny Lester Orchestra & Chorus - Tintarella Di Luna 3. Edouardo Vianello - Abronzatissima 4. Gianni Morandi - Go-Kart Twist (Bof Diciotenni Al Sole) 5. Peppino Di Capri E Suoi Rockers - Vita Difficile 6. Neil Sedaka - Esagerata (Little Devil) 7. La Cricca - Il Surf Delle Mattonelle 8. Paul Anka - Stasera Resta Con Me

VARIOUS - WOODY WAGON, VOL. 4 (LP/SLEAZY)

'ONLY DANCEFLOOR KILLERS!' - Fourth volume of obscure late 1950s and early 1960s rock'n'roll! A dancefloor sweeping A+ release and a recommendation for all you rockers out there! TRACKS: 01. Lenny & The Thundertones - Thunder Express 02. Buck Rogers Movements - Baby Come On 03. The Heachmen - Rockin' Robin 04. Don Westray & The Goodsounds - My Heart Went Wild 05. Bobby Francis - Summer's Comin' 06. The Starfires - One More Time 07. The Lincoln Trio - Shake Down 08. Marty Wilde - Misery's Child 09. Dale Wright - Egg Beater 10. The Quads - Little Queenie 11. Dick D'Agostin - Afraid To Take A Chance 12. Phil & The Catalinas - Dancing Little Fool "Clementine" 13. The Searches - Don't Cha Know 14. Paul Anka - Uh Huh 15. Joey Trenay - This I Declare

LOS TREMOLEROS - THE WINTER SESSIONS (CD/SURF COOKIE)

Established in 2016, Los Tremoleros hit the Melbourne surf scene with a wave of Latino energy. With members hailing from Mexico and Australia, the Los Tremoleros sound spices classic surf with a touch of chilli.

VARIOUS - SONGS FROM SATAN'S JUKEBOX, VOL. 1+2 (CD/STAG-O-LEE)

'COUNTRY, ROCKABILLY, HILLBILLY & GOSPEL FOR SATAN'S SAKE' - A selection of satanic songs and maleficient melodies from Satan's infernal jukebox. Compiled by Emmerich Thürmer. TRACKS: 01. The Louvin Brothers - Satan Is Real 02. Sonny Burns - Satan's A-Waiting 03. Joe Carson - I Could Love The Devil Out Of You 04. Gene 'Bo' Davis - Satan's Daughter 05. Jessie Floyd - Satan's Wife 06. Anita Carter - Devil's Child 07. Johnny & Dorsey Burnette with The Rock'n'Roll Trio - Devil's Queen 08. Marty Robbins - Devil Woman 09. Billy Barton - The Devil, My Conscience And I 10. Johnny Horton - The Devil Made A Masterpiece 11. Harry Choates - Devil In The Bayou 12. Frank Hutchinson - Hell Bound Train 13. Gene Vincent - Race With The Devil 14. Cliff Carlisle & The Buckeye Boys - The Devil's Train 15. Cowboy Copas - Don't Shake Hands With The Devil 16. Frankie Lane - El Diablo 17. The Louvin Brothers - Satan's Jeweled Crown 18. Johnny Bond - Let Me Go, Devil! 19. Johnny Tyler - Devil's Hot Rod 20. Roy Acuff - The Devil's Train 21. Lefty Frizzell - From An Angel To The Devil 22. Frankie Lane - Miss Satan 23. Don Reno & Red Smiley - Get Behind Me Satan 24. Wade Ray - Let Me Go, Devil

 

POP/ROCK/WAVE/NOISE

BLEU NUIT - LE JARDIN DES MEMOIRES (LP/REQUIEM POUR UN TWISTER)

'Le Jardin Des Mémoires' is a mysterious, efficient and ardent album. Mostly written and composed by Yan Skene and Nicolas Gaudreault (guitars, synths) and Laurent Saint-Pierre (drums), embalmed by the talent of Julien Mineau (Malajube) who left his mark on the arrangements and produced the album. Recorded entirely with analog methods at the Bottle Garden in Montreal. The LP is limited to 300 copies. For fans of Suicide, Joy Division, New Order, Malajube, Corridor, The Cure, Preoccupations and Wire.

DATA FRAGMENTS - DATA FRAGMENTS (BLACK) (LP/GEHEIMNIS)

Formed in 2017, Data Fragments are Stathis Leontiadis, Panagiotis Dedepsidis and Panos Dimopoulos. The trio produces a crystal clear, post punk chronicle, full of blatant manifestos and nostalgia. Beautifully framed by the cutting edge cover art of Alex Karagiannidou, 280 hand-numbered copies were produced, on black vinyl. Includes an insert with photos, lyrics and download code.

GOOD MISSIONARIES - PYLONS (LP/COLOR TAPES)

After Alternative TV transformed into The Good Missionaries in 1979, the band released one live album ('Fire From Heaven') before Mark Perry left. Guitarist-vocalist Dave George and bassist Keith Rodway continued til' 1982, adding some singles to the catalogue. This LP features previously unreleased recordings of the band. Anyone into early '80s new wave and post-punk should take notice!

DUB SEX - SEARCH FOR THE RIGHT WORDS (CD/OPTIC NERVE)

On CD, here's a priceless collection of recordings of one of Manchester's great lost post-punk/indie bands from the second half of the '80s. Included are tracks from rare EP's and mini-albums (issued during 1987-'89), previously unreleased John Peel session material and an Edward Barton cover, recorded back in the day for a compilation tribute album.

ONE EYED WAYNE - ATTACK OF THE LUXURY FLATS (CD/OPTIC NERVE)

On CD, here's a reissue of the well-received 2016 debut-album by the North London-based indie band One Eyed Wayne. 'Attack Of The Luxury Flats' is a downbeat, drizzle flecked post-Sleaford Mods portrait of the UK in 2016, graphically brought to life.

ONE EYED WAYNE - SAUCY POSTCARDS SUPER CREEPS (CD/OPTIC NERVE)

'Saucy Postcards Super Creeps' is the second album from North London-based four-piece One Eyed Wayne. Featuring 11 tracks that are suitable for fans of Sleaford Mods, Ian Dury, and everything in between, it is the follow-up to 2016's well received 'Attack Of The Luxury Flats'.

 

PUNK/HARDCORE

BLITZ - NO FUTURE FOR APRIL FOOLS (LP/RADIATION)

Blitz were among the most influential punk bands ever. It was Gary Bushell (who wrote for Sounds and was later dubbed the 'Godfather of Oi!') who brought the band to the attention of his friend Chris Berry, who had just set up No Future records with a bank loan and high hopes. No Future 001 (and Blitz's debut release) was a 4-track EP titled 'All Out Attack', a 20,000-copy bestseller that made the label's fortune, later to become the most representative of the whole UK82 movement. Its follow-up, 'Never Surrender', reached number 2 on the Indie charts, while their 3rd EP, 'Warriors', showed their slight move towards the sing-a-long style of classic Oi! Recorded live at the legendary Lyceum in London in April of 1982, just after the release of their second 7" (with a few tracks from the Skunx club in Islington recorded a few weeks later) this is the band at their absolute live peak. Crucial UK OI! recorded live, the way the genre was meant to be heard, with a beer in one hand and the other with a fist in the air. Blazing and brutal and classic UK82. SIDE 1: 1. Razors In The Night 2. Attack 3. Escape 4. Never Surrender 5. Nation On Fire 6. Warriors 7. Someone's Gonna Die SIDE 2: 1. 45 Revolutions 2. Fight To Live 3. Youth 4. New Age 5. Bleed 6. Cabaret 7. Warriors 8. Vicious

DESTRUCTORS - EXERCISE THE DEMONS OF YOUTH (LP/RADIATION)

The Destructors were a classic UK82-era group originating from Peterborough, north of London and not exactly a hot-bed of punk activity. Rising out of the ashes of the short-lived first wave punk group The Blanks, who released one single in 1979, The Destructors latched onto the second wave sound and never looked back. Featuring liner notes by none other than the legendary Genesis P-Orridge, who wrote "In vinyl we have the ectoplasm of youth. The final psychic rally. A present testament set in present time. Breath in a dead soul. Hanging by a thread. Convinced and betrayed at zero point lies history." Another killer piece of rare UK '80s punk reissued by the fine folks at Radiation.

VARIOUS - THESAURUS, VOL. 3: ROCK/PUNK EN FRANCE... (2LP) (LP/CAMELEON)

...1979/1980' - A compilation featuring 28 tracks of French rock/punk from 1979 and 1980. Included are recordings of Metal Boys, Lucas Trouble, Rotor, Albert Truchot, Tango Lüger, Starter, Ablettes, Depression, Moko, Blitz, Ecoute Maman and more. Limited to 500 copies.

 

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

COOPER, MIKE - DISTANT SONGS OF MADMEN (LP/BACKWARDS)

'Distant Songs Of Madmen' was recorded live in Palermo and was Mike Cooper's solo set in a concert organised by Lelio Gianetti and Curva Minore which included his trio Truth In The Abstract Blues and Eugene Chadbourne. The set was free improvisation; some cover versions of folk and pop songs and some of his own songs. The title of the record and some of the improvised pieces were taken from Sam Shepard's writing. Available in a beautiful designed cover with an exclusive amazing artwork made by Italian artist Carla Indipendente. Mastered for vinyl by Brian Pyle (Ensemble Economique).

KOLLAPS - MECHANICAL CHRIST (LP/COLD SPRING)

The sophomore release by Australian post-industrialists Kollaps features 7 tracks of blistering harsh noise akin to acts such as Swans, Whitehouse, Khanate and Pharmakon.

LOS VENTURAS - PLAYTIME! (BLACK) (LP/GREEN COOKIE)

After 18 years of playing, Los Venturas have marked their spot in the international scene of instrumental guitar music called surf music. That label however is too small for what the band brings its crowd: there's exotica, balkan, ska, soul, rock'n'roll. Some have already uniquely labelled it world surf music. The band itself rather sticks with penetrating guitar instrumentals.

MOMS I'D LIKE TO SURF - BEACH CONTROL TO MAJOR KNOB (LP/SURF COOKIE)

A bunch of merry surfsters from French Alps having fun with reverb and vibrato to make you feel the sensation of the blast wave in your ears. MILS will make you taste the way they play surf music. Surfgasm unlimited for every girl and boy!

KOLLAPS - MECHANICAL CHRIST (CD/COLD SPRING)

The sophomore release by Australian post-industrialists Kollaps features 7 tracks of blistering harsh noise akin to acts such as Swans, Whitehouse, Khanate and Pharmakon.

 

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

BLACK TOMB/CRUD - DOOM IS DEAD (LP/TOTEM CAT)

Bone colored wax limited to 200 copies. Comes in heavy sleeve printed on reverse cardboard. "How do you like your doom? New England's Black Tomb delivers it through a sludge-driven, nihilistic lens. Florida's Crud, who channels a filthy death-doom that could make you soil your pants. Together, both acts bring a sinister, grim portrayal of doom metal that is certain to appease a listener's darkest and ill-fated iterations." ~Metal Injection

FISTULA - IDIOPATHIC (LP/TOTEM CAT)

Fistula's second album , originally released in 2003, available for the first time on vinyl. Clear wax limited to 400 copies. Comes in heavy sleeve printed on reverse cardboard.

PALACE IN THUNDERLAND - THE KING OF THE EMPTY AEON (LP/CURSED TONGUE)

At any given time, four intrepid psychonautical musicians are called and culled together to channel the sonic power of the Palace, and only these four can truly journey to the place known as Thunderland, and tell tales of what they have simultaneously experienced in the Pure Lands beyond the realms of conceptualized space and time... For fans of Mastodon, Pink Floyd and Baroness. Limited to 300 copies.

RIVERS OF GORE - RIVERS OF GORE (LP/CURSED TONGUE)

Rivers Of Gore are experimented veterans of the heavy underground music scene in Mexico City. Samuel López, Daniel García and Rolando Valseca, after being part of bands like Vinnum Sabbathi, Bloodwitch and Powertrip, respectively, now reunited with the purpose of making noises to reveal the images of the dark violent world we live in and "describing reality through fantasy and epic sounds".

 

BLUES/COUNTRY/OLDIES

VARIOUS - ROADHOUSE FAVORITES, VOL. 1: COWBOY BOOTS (LP/DOGHOUSE & BONE)

First in this series dedicated to sixties honkytonk music. SIDE 1: 1. Sanford Clark - (They Call Me) Country 2. Warner Mack - Sittin' In An All Night Cafe 3. Jerry Lee Lewis - Just Dropped In 4. Paul Williams - Deep River 5. Conway Twitty - Working Girl 6. Willie Nelson - I Never Cared For You 7. Daaron Lee - Long Black Train SIDE 2: 1. Dave Dudley - Cowboy Boots 2. Jim McCall & The Country Rovers - A Rambler And Rover 3. Sanford Clark - Just Bluesin' 4. Jerry Inman - What A Way To Go 5. Hoyt Axton - Thunder 'n' Lightnin' 6. Hawkshaw Hawkins - Twenty Miles From Shore 7. Dick Curless - Bury The Bottle With Me

 

REGGAE/DUB/SKA/ROCKSTEADY

JUDGE DREAD - BEDTIME STORIES (LP/RADIATION)

Taking his stage name from a classic Prince Buster song, Judge Dread (born Alexander Minto Hughes) was one of the most popular UK reggae artists of all-time. Known for his salacious humor and over the top live shows Dread was a favorite among UK rude boys. The year 1975 was a big one for Judge Dread, he released several highly charting singles, including his over-the-top rendition of Serge Gainsbourg's sultry classic 'Je T'Aime' and the naughty holiday classic 'Christmas In Dreadland.' The album 'Bedtime Stories', originally released late in 1975 reached the Top 30 of the UK charts. Featuring those singles and a host of other Dread classics, the album showcases Judge Dread's unique brand of braggadocio mixed with self-deprecating humor. Another UK reggae classic from Judge Dread reissued by Radiation.

 

SOUL/FUNK/LATIN/R&B/GOSPEL

THOMAS, IRMA - IN BETWEEN TEARS (UK) (LP/TRADING PLACES)

After signing to the Canyon label in 1970, Irma Thomas cut a couple of singles in Macon, Georgia, with Jerry Williams Junior, a singer and producer from Portsmouth, Virginia that issued gritty, lewd funk under the alias Swamp Dogg; though the singles sold well in the south, they were largely overlooked elsewhere. Nevertheless, Williams brought Thomas to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to record the album that would eventually surface as 'In Between Tears', but the collapse of Canyon delayed its release until 1973, when Williams issued it on his Fungus label. This long-awaited vinyl reissue on deluxe 180 gram format comes complete with 4 bonus tracks.

 

VARIOUS: WORLD, CLASSICAL, SPOKEN WORDS ETC

PETER CAT RECORDING CO. - PORTRAIT OF A TIME 2010-2016 (LP/PANACHE)

Formed in New Delhi around 2010 by the crooner Suryakant Sawhney, it is a group evolving musically with each album: from gypsy jazz to psychedelic cabaret, ballroom waltzes to epic space disco, bossa supernova to uneasy listening. 'Portrait Of A Time 2010-2016' is the first European release and this compilation is a guide for those who like to like to learn their music.

 

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