SPOTLIGHT 30

26/07/2019 13:50

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

BISON MACHINE - (BLACK) SEAS OF TITAN (LP/SMALLSTONE)

Bison Machine play their trade in the dark vinyl-smelling basements of Detroit, Michigan. "Seas of Titan" is their first album for Small Stone Records and a record years in the making. Progressive and intense, Bison Machine melted the best of classic heavy rock with a forward-thinking style that is as much class as it is likely to show up in a loincloth. The band is hungry to the point of starving and bring a spirit to their latest work that serves to remind why they made guitars electric in the first place.

BLACK WIZARDS - REFLECTIONS (BLACK) (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACTZ)

Using mostly analogue equipment in this digital era, The Black Wizards are a four-piece band spreading their fuzzadelic grooves. The Black Wizards upped their ante with sonic experimentation without ever losing sight of the core roots of having their feet on the ground. Their live performances are known for being an intense explosion of emotions with lots of soul and fuzz. "Reflections" is a sunny day and fresh breeze of groovy beats and psychedelia swaying between sweet moments and massive fuzz deliriums. This record is here to prove more than ever that The Black Wizards are one of the most prolific and promising bands around.

DENNIS - HYPERTHALAMUS (LP/LONGHAIR)

This is the first official reissue on vinyl of ultra rare legendary album "Hyperthalamus" of Hamburg group Dennis. Dennis were a kind of session group including a collection of musicians from Frumpy, Tomorrow's Gift, Thirsty Moon and Xhol playing free-rock. Leading member was Frumpy drummer Carsten Bohn (the band was named after his son). But keyboarder Manne Rürup (of Tomorrow's Gift fame), Michael Kobs and Willi Pape (of Thirsty Moon fame) were musicians with equal rights and certainly great musical abilities. "Hyperthalamus" comes across as a collection of extracts from acid-jams and freak-outs with a hybrid of progressive, psychedelic and cosmic styles, notably elements of late Tomorrow's Gift, Thirsty Moon, and even hints of Embryo and Guru Guru: a musical melting pot of surprising diversions and fusion sounds. The original album pressing is ultra rare. From the Warner Music archives comes this reissue. This first edition comes as limited edition with the story of the band.

GONE COSMIC - (RED) SIDEWAYS IN TIME (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACTZ)

Championed by a soaring songstress Abbie Thurgood (The Torchettes), whose boldly evocative tones recall Skunk Anansie chanteuse Skin and Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard, and accompanied by an agile and aggressive psych-rock outfit, composed of guitarist Devin "Darty" Purdy (Chron Goblin), bass player Brett Whittingham (Chron Goblin), percussionist Marcello Castronuovo (Witchstone), Gone Cosmic has carved out an expansive domain that stretches from sweltering Southern sludge pits to breath-stealing sonic spacewalks. 'Sideways In Time' is the debut album from the band. Hypnotic psych-rock pulses meet electromagnetic solar-powered soul. Comes on red and clear marbled vinyl, limited to 200 copies.

IVORY ELEPHANT - STONEFACE (GREEN) (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACTZ)

Scraping out of the grit of Brunswick (Melbourne, Australia), The Ivory Elephant are a three-piece playing heavy blues. Joining the blues/rock renaissance of bands such as The Black Keys and The White Stripes, and with a sound often likened to Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, The Ivory Elephant bring their own thing to the style. On this album the band really gets deep in to psych. The blues is still in there, but it's hidden behind a lot of fuzz and reverb. On green vinyl, limited to 200 copies.

 

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

DEEP SIX (UK) - IT'S HAPPENING (LP/HEAVY SOUL)

After a string of limited 7" vinyl singles The Deep Six return with a second album of pure 60s mod coolness. Featuring the song-writing skills of Mark McGounden of the highly regarded Makin 'Time and Upper Fifth and Paul Hooper-Keeley from The Threads the album is jam-packed with nods to The Hollies, Beatles, Who and Small Faces whilst keeping it fresh enough to be a powerhouse live. "It's Happening" is available on a limited vinyl pressing.

DEEP SIX (UK) - IT'S HAPPENING (CD/HEAVY SOUL)

After a string of limited 7" vinyl singles The Deep Six return with a second album of pure 60s mod coolness. Featuring the song-writing skills of Mark McGounden of the highly regarded Makin 'Time and Upper Fifth and Paul Hooper-Keeley from The Threads the album is jam-packed with nods to The Hollies, Beatles, Who and Small Faces whilst keeping it fresh enough to be a powerhouse live. "It's Happening" is available as a digipack including 8-page booklet.

CALYPSO, JAKE - 100 MILES (CD/ROCK PARADISE)

Jake Calypso's tribute to 'The King Of Rock 'n' Roll', recorded partly at 'Sun' in Memphis, Tennessee, 'The Grand Ole Opry', in Nashville, 'Graceland' in Memphis and other known 'Elvis' places. No copycat stuff - these are really his own versions and it definitely doesn't sound like one of the countless 'Elvis Wannabees'!

CALYPSO, JAKE - ONE TAKE JAKE (CD/ROCK PARADISE)

The 1st Compilation available! 'ONE TAKE JAKE'. 25 Songs

GHOST HIGHWAY - BACK ON THE ROAD (CD/ROCK PARADISE)

15 sizzling rockabilly tracks from French 4-piece Ghost Highway.

JAMY & THE ROCKIN' TRIO - SALLY WANTS TO ROCK (CD/ROCK PARADISE)

Finest french revival Rock & Roll feat. Tony Marlow on drums.

MARLOW, TONY - ANTHOLOGIE - 40 ANS DE ROCK AND ROLL (2CD) (CD/ROCK PARADISE)

A very nice anthology. 2 CD.

MARLOW, TONY - SURBOUM GUITARE (CD/ROCK PARADISE)

Brand new album from the French Guitar King Tony Marlow! All sung tracks are in French! Fantastic CD album - Sounds like Johnny Hallyday in the 1950s and early 1960s. Highly recommended!

MIGHTY TSAR - CREEPY TIME DOWN SOUTH (CD/ROCK PARADISE)

Extra Dry Motherfolkers!!! The perfect band for any occasion! Mighty Suzanne and her men hail from France with their brilliant own style of alternative country! Great stuff!

 

POP/ROCK/WAVE/NOISE

CALYPSO, JAKE - MY FOREIGN LOVE (CD/ROCK PARADISE)

The French Jake Calypso belongs to the top of today's rockabilly scene. He already proved his versatility in abundance and he still adds a little extra with 'My Foreign Love', with some influences of Buddy Holly. Great album! - Lambert Smits

RICKY AMIGOS - BRONCO (CD/ROCK PARADISE)

Recorded and mixed by Michel Bontemps in his studio Musicbox, in Champagne, we find the band with original members (El Melenas on electric guitar, Moza pop on drums) and Jean-Marie Maynadier "el Primo" (cousin) , accompanist of famous artists during his years on television and of course Ricky singing, flamenco guitar and also the electric guitar.

SUPER WAGNER - VOYAGE AU PAYS DES VIVANTS (CD/ROCK PARADISE)

13 track album from this formation led by Gregoire Garrigues.

 

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

TREPANERINGSRITUALEN - ALGIR, ELLER ALGIR I MERKSTAVE (LP/COLD SPRING)

Trepaneringsritualen return to Cold Spring with an album-long ritual working entitled ᛉᛣ – Algir; eller Algir i Merkstave. On this record – constructed from a series of rituals designated to guide the last ceasing of ᛏᛇᚱᚫ ᚾ ∴ ᚾ ∴ ᚾ – T × R × P is manifest in its most obscure form.

TREPANERINGSRITUALEN - ALGIR, ELLER ALGIR I MERKSTAVE (CD/COLD SPRING)

Trepaneringsritualen return to Cold Spring with an album-long ritual working entitled ᛉᛣ – Algir; eller Algir i Merkstave. On this record – constructed from a series of rituals designated to guide the last ceasing of ᛏᛇᚱᚫ ᚾ ∴ ᚾ ∴ ᚾ – T × R × P is manifest in its most obscure form.

 

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