SPOTLIGHT 36

10/09/2019 08:05

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

DE LUCA, PEPPINO -& I MARC 4- - IL DIO CHIAMATO DORIAN/RITO A LOS ANGELES (7"/FOUR FLIES)

Another amazing 7-inch! Two heavy psychedelic groover tracks, full of crazy percussion, fuzz guitar, and hammond organ all played by Marc 4 and composed by their organist Antonello Vannucchi, and both echoing the immortal 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida' riff by Iron Butterfly. 'Rito A Los Angeles' was used by Steven Soderbergh in his 2004 film 'Oceans Twelve'. An amazing and haunting groove that is ideal for DJs and producers.

REVERBERATIONS - MILDER HIGHER/SUNSHINE (7"/HYPNOTIC BRIDGE)

Based in Portland, Oregon and influenced heavily by their mutual love of jangly '60s psych, The Reverberations began crafting their authentic sounds in 2015. Led by guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Dave Berkham (formerly of The Cry!), who met rhythm guitarist John Jenne (ex-Sundaze and White Swans) and drummer/percussionist Ian Bixby (ex-Go Fever and Errata Note) while playing in a '60s cover band, the group subsequently added Cameron Mazzia (Dave's former bandmate in The Midnight Callers) on bass and Bob Fountain on keys to form The Reverberations. Inspired by a fictional psychedelic experience (with all the exciting highs and mellow lows), 'Milder Higher' marks a new, more complex direction in The Reverberations' sound. With interesting time changes, Leslie vocals and a reversed lead fuzz guitar, the song evokes bands as diverse as The Beatles and The Peanut Butter Conspiracy. Like the A-side, 'Sunshine' was recorded in early 2019 by the legendary Matt Rendon at Midtown Island Studios in Tucson and recorded to 8-track tape for a classic approach and feeling, with backing vocals done as three-part harmonies around a single microphone. The recent addition of keyboards to The Reverberations' lineup brings an essential psychedelic element to the song, and the band. 

CRYPT WITCH - BAD TRIP EXORCISM (LP/DEEP DISTANCE)

'Bad Trip Exorcism' is the debut album of the German one-man band Crypt Witch. The creator of this idea -Eugen Kohl- is already known for his talent and versatility. His current projects include: Donarhall, Sinister Downfall, Death Carrier, Hexengrab, Nihilisticon, Urschmerz, Dark Fields and others. This time Eugen showed his passion for stoner doom by creating instrumental and characteristic stoner compositions interwoven with heavy, fuzzy riffs, hypnotic motifs and melodic passages. Eugen completely avoids singing and gives each listener the opportunity to dive into the world of magic and perform their own 'Bad Trip Exorcism'. Limited to 300 copies on green vinyl with numbered poster.

MOEWN - AD ASTRA (LP/PINK TANK)

Moewn is a experimental rock quartet from Hamburg, Germany. They produce ambient, maritime soundscapes and combine elements of post-/progressive- and desert rock. In late 2016 synthesizer artist "cultural artifact" joined the band. This is their long awaited second full length studio album. Limited to 300 copies on light blue with black marbled vinyl.

UFOMAMMUT - XX (12LP) (LP/SUPERNATURAL CAT)

12LP box to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary. The 'XX' box set features nine Ufomammut albums, all individually housed in sleeves with exclusive cover artworks, created specifically for this release. The box sets will include all eight studio albums; 'Godlike Snake', 'Snailking', 'Lucifer Song', 'Idolum', 'Eve', 'Oro', 'Ecate', and '8'. Additionally, the box includes the release of 'XX'. This recording features six revisited tracks - 'Satan', 'Plouton', 'Lacrimosa', 'Infearnatural', 'Mars' and 'Destroyer' - which were re-recorded during the band's recent spring European tour. These special box sets will also include a 64-page book with original covers, photos, and lyrics to all songs with an additional poster, backpatch, and sticker.

WHITE NOISE GENERATOR - DEAD LEAVES (LP/PINK TANK)

Formed in late 2017, White Noise Generator are new to the scene. They met at a spontaneous live jam at a birthday party that summer, and soon started writing songs of their own. With their first studio album 'Dead Leaves', the band aims to combine heavy psychedelic rock and stoner to create a full-blast live experience. Deep, fuzzy guitar sounds and spheric synth waves work together with tight, checked out structures and doomy rhythms. Limited to 200 copies.

BARTOSIK, TUULIKKI - TORM VEEKLAASIS/TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT (CD/NORDIC NOTES)

'Tempest In A Teapot' is the second solo album from Estonian accordionist Tuulikki Bartosik, the follow-up to the 2016 internationally acclaimed album 'Storied Sounds'. Tuulikki recorded all the parts herself, creating some kind of orchestra with her accordion. Coursing through 'Tempest In A Teapot' are the atmosphere of Philip Glass and Terry Riley. There is a musical link with Iceland's Olafur Arnalds and German minimalist Hauschka's 'Abandoned City' album.

BELONOGA - THROUGH THE EYES OF THE EARTH (CD/CPL-MUSIC)

The person behind Belonoga is none other than Gergana Dimitrova, who has been a member of the world famous vocal ensemble Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares and the renowned Eva Quartet. 'Through The Eyes Of The Earth' is her second solo album. The musical partners on the album are Kostadin Gentschev, Violetta Petkova, Alex Nuschev and Petar Todorov. Among the guest musicians are jazz trumpeter Rossen Zahariew, and drummers Ivan Zonkow and Alexandre Cellier. Belonoga again surpasses 'Through The Eyes Of The Earth' once again musical boundaries.

HACKENSACK - UP THE HARDWAY PLUS... (CD/AUDIO ARCHIVES)

Official UK release of this hard-hitting bluesy rock album recorded in 1973 taken from original master tapes and with direct input by founder members Nicky Moore and bassist Stu Mills. This definitive edition contains the comprehensive history of the group from their Gas Avenue roots in 1969 to their final gig on 29/4/74 and features dozens of rare photos and posters, a free Hackensack sticker plus 30 minutes of pulverizing live material recorded in 1973 in Nottingham. This is a must for all fans of a band who deserved to be as big as Free, touring with them twice, yet ultimately let down by Island Records.

ZARI - SAZAROTI (CD/CPL-MUSIC)

Traditional Latvian folk songs form the basis, and from here the six musicians of Zari explore exciting folktronica worlds! Zari are from the port city of Liepaja and they come from very different musical directions; from alternative rock and indie, and from electronic pop to folk. They want the often quiet, meditative folk songs of their homeland transformed into powerful, electronic and sometimes quite experimental sounds. Incidentally, the band name Zari is chosen wisely: it means "branches" and symbolizes the different musical branches on which the musicians are located. And yet they are all part of a single tree.

 

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

VARIOUS - COOLSVILLE, VOL. 2 (10") (10"/STAG-O-LEE)

Stay Sick presents ten inches of mean sleaze and kookie far-out Bongo Blaster! DING DONG DADDIO, it's time for round 2. So get out of this world, my beatnik friends and take a trip to Coolsville. You'll flip your lid till you're real gone, daddio. This stuff will murder ya. Side A is full of the sleaziest, low-down swingin' strumentals in town. So blast the edison, don ya shades and get zonked on juice while these cats groove to the cool... hip and heavy... mean and moody. The flip side will knock you off your swingers! A set of kookie cool an cerrrazy rock'n'rollers, heavy on the bongo beat. Finger-click your way through these skin beaters till you are, like, too far gone... SIDE 1. 1. Benny Joy - Money Money 2. The Champs - The Toast 3. The Rondels - Back Beat No. 1 4. Cozy Cole - Big Noise From Winnetka 5. The Piltdown Men - Gargantua 6. Duane Eddy - Stalkin' SIDE 2: 1. Joey Warren - Goatee 2. Jimmy Dale & The Ding A Lings - Bongo Rock 3. Preston Epps - Bongola 4. Jerry Madison & The Space Men - Theme From Von Hutch 5. The Shadows - Jet Black 6. Joe Hall & The Corvettes - Bongo Beating Beatnik

 

POP/ROCK/WAVE/NOISE

MEN I TRUST - ONCLE JAZZ (2LP) (LP/RETURN TO ANALOG)

Men I Trust's anticipated second album. After a year of extensive touring around the globe Men I Trust are now ready to share 'Oncle Jazz' with their fans. Over the span of 23 intricately crafted tracks the album showcases Men I Trust's refined trademark sound at its finest. Featuring the singles 'Tailwhip' and 'Norton Commander'.

MEN I TRUST - ONCLE JAZZ (CD/RETURN TO ANALOG)

Men I Trust's anticipated second album. After a year of extensive touring around the globe Men I Trust are now ready to share 'Oncle Jazz' with their fans. Over the span of 23 intricately crafted tracks the album showcases Men I Trust's refined trademark sound at its finest. Featuring the singles 'Tailwhip' and 'Norton Commander'.

 

PUNK/HARDCORE

IRREAL - FI DEL MON (LP/LA VIDA ES UN MUS)

Nine tracks of urgent hardcore punk by this band from Barcelona continuing the tradition of modern Barcelona hardcore while keeping and eye in Finnish hardcore and who are not afraid to turn the speed down to a pace that could bring to mind mid paced Discharge or Cro-Mags. The riffs are thick and crunchy, full of feedback and distortion, backed by a solid rhythm section and a assertive Catalan voice which makes sure to enunciate every syllable breathing some fresh air to an otherwise stale scene.

OBSESSIO - OBSESSIO (LP/LA VIDA ES UN MUS)

Obsessió's debut is a blast of crude hardcore. Formed during the extremely dark times of August of 2018 and based between Athens and Barcelona the band's first statement is an 8 track 12" at 45 rpm which knocks you down with the first chord. Kindly indebted to the living legacy of Totalitär, Crudity and other Nordic Beat greats while keeping an unmistakably modern swagger. Breakneck pace and musical manufacture care of three Greeks who have set the stage for Angela's no doubt bleak summary of the world, whose distinctively intimidating and minimal powerhouse voice crashes across Obsessió's music. No songs over 2 minutes, no frills or tricks, no contemplative pondering on delicate matters, and most of all no fucking melody.

 

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

GILLESPIE, C.R. - SEANCE WORKS (LP/RR GEMS)

Eclectic ambient electronic music album from Canadian artist C.R. Gillespie. All songs written and produced by Colin Roy Gillespie at Glass Home, Toronto, December 2016-May 2017. 'Séance Works' presents an improvised effort, which is inspired by the actively mesmerizing synth-work of Suzanne Ciani, the spacious intimacy of Gigi Masin, and the ghostly soundscapes of Jon Hassell. C.R. Gillespie's use of recorded environment voices as an additional instrument demonstrates the listener with a surrealistic collapse of space, forming the pulse upon which melody progresses and floats like vapour. 'Séance Works' slowly evolving minimalism transfers the listener to pastel surfaces of imaginary ethereal landscapes. Created in visual collaboration with Rachelle Walker under Séance Commisions, 2017. Limited to 250 copies.

REPO MAN - (SWIRL) I CAN LIVE WITH IT IF YOU CAN, SON (LP/STOLEN BODY)

Repo Man are Bristol based noiseniks comprising of Bojak (vocals/sax/violin), Ant Brown (bass), Liam McConaghy (guitar) and Jesse Webb (drums). "I Can Live With It If You Can, Son" is their third album. The album was recorded with Thomas J. Bryan at Jute Box Studio and mixed with Matt Sampson at Bink Bonk Studio. It represents the band both at their rawest and most expansive. From the clanging fuzzed out sonic whirl of "Low Pursuit" dissolving into the death waltz jig of "May I Interject", to the lyrical puzzles and bubbling synth rotor of "Asexual and Spineless" and the languid menace of the title track shows Repo Man hurtling further into respective streams of noise and compositional acuity. This culminates in "Moaty" - free-form ambient jazz smashed open by the band at their heaviest. "I Can Live With It If You Can, Son" displays an uncompromising clarity. Comes on red and black swirled vinyl.

DISSECTING TABLE - ALL THINGS IN THE UNIVERSE (CD/STEINKLANG)

2019 album by industrial noise scene veteran Ichiro Tsuji. Album artwork features his original art. Limited to 100 copies in 4-sided digipak.

SOLCO CHIUSO - SLANCI TREMORI SCHIANTI (CD/STEINKLANG)

Solco Chiuso was born in 2014 as a solo-project of Gabriele Fagnani (Kannonau and Corazzata Valdemone). The name of the project means "closed rut". This was the primitive way to creating a loop, carving a closed rut on the vinyl and recording a sound on it that plays continously. 'Slanci Tremori Schianti' is the third album and is focused on themes about the Italian Futurist Movement. Lyrics are taken from poems by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and Valentine de Saint-Point. Solco Chiuso is not involved in politics or any kind of propaganda. Just Futurist industrial music. Limited edition of 100 copies, comes as 4-side digipak.

TALES ABOUT DIGITS - WATER WHISTLING (CD/STEINKLANG)

Tales About Digits is anonymous harsh noise project from Michigan, USA, who has released already 17 digital albums, 10 splits (including known projects such as Vomir) and compilations. Limited edition of 100 copies in 4-sided digipak.

 

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

SLAYERKING - TETRAGRAMMATON (LP/OFF THE RECORD)

The Slayerking is a three piece dark metal act from Greece featuring Efthimis Karadimas of the mighty Nightfall. Their sound is dark with lots of low ends primarily due to tuned baritone vintage guitars and big drums. At the same time it maintains an aggressive tone thanks to the characteristic nervy, "punky" way EK and KK play their bass and guitar respectively. Definitely aggressive and fat. The band collaborated with Maor Appelbaum who is known for his mastering services to bands like Yes, Faith No More to name a few. 'Tetragrammaton' was recorded, mixed and produced entirely by Marcus Jidell. Marcus is known for his producing works with Candlemass, Avatarium and Soen. It was recorded live like the old days. Limited black vinyl edition with 4 page 12" size booklet. 300 copies worldwide!

VON DETTA - BURN IT CLEAN (LP/POLDER RECORDS)

Hailing from Ghent, Belgium, Von Detta started out in 2013 as a five piece riff based groove project. While celebrating their love for old school rock'n'roll, 'Exit Grand Piano' became soon after the band's debut on record. With their pure and powerful rock Von Detta are serving the groove and saluting the melody. It's a trip down memory lane which throws the listener straight back to the gritty sounds of the '90s. The band's subtle influences of that era are being seasoned with a twisted modern feel to create their unique sound. With 'Burn It Clean' Von Detta release an EP that will captivate musical senses and stir up the groove. Being both raw and elegant, rough and sublime, 'Burn It Clean' comes with a soulful lasting echo.

5RAND - DARK MOTHER (CD/TIME TO KILL)

'Dark Mother' is 5RAND's second studio work, where the band confirms its prowess in combining melody with heavy, aggressive riffing, clean vocals and growling. The album discloses a mature and modern metal songwriting that brings to life a dark, disturbing and violent, and yet captivating atmosphere. Produced, recorded and mixed by Marco Mastrobuono at Kick Recording Studio and Bloom Recording Studios. Mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. Keyboards and arrangement on Silent Spring by Francesco Ferrini from Fleshgod Apocalypse. For fans of Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity, Slipknot, In fLames and Fear Factory

DAYDREAM FLIGHTS - WHISPER (CD/BEVERINA/CASUS BELLI MUSICA)

Daydream Flight is a group spontaneously formed in 2017, as an occasion for parties of mentally defective young (and not very) people. Inspired by some old depressive Soviet movies, the guys began to play music saturated both with pain and euphoria. Such feelings can describe their debut album 'Whisper'. Blast beats and screams are mixed with emotional guitar harmonies, sometimes solemn, sometimes melancholic. There is adrenaline in their blood, complete apathy, indescribable bliss, panic terror, irresistible compulsion, clouding of consciousness, endorphin, prostration. Fans of such bands as Shining, Deafheaven, Lifelover and Silencer should pay attention to this album. Limited to 100 copies in 4-sided digipak.

VARIOUS - FOLK & GREAT TUNES FROM NORWAY (CD/NORDIC NOTES)

Some of the artists represented on this album already have appeared on the compilation 'Nordic Notes Vol. 3: Folk Aus Norway'. This collection has other discoveries: the young trio Raabygg, the Downright Julietnorth or the "Arctic fairy" Elin Kaven. But also lively sounds from the Sami region with Vassvik, female vocal folk from Eplemöya Songlag among many other artists.

VOID KING - BARREN DOMINION (CD/OFF THE RECORD)

Second album by US stoner doom and roll practitioners Void King. With 'Barren Dominion' the band has harnessed raw emotion and embraced a darker, heavier sound. Recorded and mixed by Niko Albanese. Mastered by Dennis Pleckham (Bongripper) at Comatose Studios. Limited edition CD with 8 page booklet including lyrics.

 

JAZZ/AVANTGARDE

BRAHJA - BRAHJA (LP/RR GEMS)

'Brahja' is an album of a band by the same name. "We've been playing, in one form or another, since 2008. In this current incarnation, Brahja is made up of 10 musicians coming out of Montreal, New York City, Washington D.C. and Chicago, respectively. Core members Damon Shadrach Hankoff, Isis Giraldo, Martin Heslop, Daniel Gelinas and I toured throughout the US and Canada in 2015 and 16, oftentimes picking up a special guest in whichever city: a concept we called "Everybody's In The Band Tour." Luke Stewart, Anais Maviel, Margaret Morris, Sam Shalabi and Daniel Carter -all featured on this album- is an all star sample of the extended family which came from this process. I spent a year and some change composing the music for the album; and in the spring of 2017 we began recording in a former church in rural Quebec that Daniel Gelinas had converted into a studio. Back in NYC, where I live, additional layers were added to the recordings. Being my first trial with mixing, I realized a year into it that I had layered more sounds than I could even hear. So as I peeled away at the layers, eliminating some sounds and carving out a space for the rest, I learned to hear it all. These songs mostly deal with the purging of uninvited darkness. Some kind of cure for some kind of poison. Some kind of death for some kind of renewal. I hope you can derive meaning and joy from this music." ~Devin Brahja Waldman.

 

SOUL/FUNK/LATIN/R&B/GOSPEL

COMMANDANT COUSTOU - MAGNETIC ISLAND (LP/MAAULA)

Launched in late 2013 by five musicians from Lyon, France, the original idea of this band is to come together over a repertoire of old Trinidadian calypsos from the 1930s to '40s. Touched to the core by the poignant and raging energy of these old minor calypsos, they decide to embrace this music. After exploring the richness of this long ignored repertoire, Commandant Coustou soon added related influences to their set, like Cuban son, Haitian twoubadou and biguines from Martinique. Keeping the light-hearted spirit of Calypso, as well as the storming flow of the lyrics and the typical Trinidadian percussions, the sound of the quintet fills out and becomes more diversified, in tune with the amazing profusion of the Afro-Caribbean music.

HOLLOWAY, LOLEATTA - LOLEATTA (LP/TIDAL WAVES MUSIC)

Loleatta's 1973 debut album is a total classic. It is here that Holloway developed her throaty, full-bodied vocal style and dramatic presentation. The album features the hit singles 'Mother Of Shame' and 'Our Love'. Also included is a beautiful rendition of the Syl Johnson track 'We Did It'. Fast and slow-paced grooves, blazing horns accompanying the driving rhythm section, female backing vocalists soaring in unison, chiming guitars... and of course Loleatta's explosively powerful and joyful vocals make this a fantastic (and dance-floor friendly) album. Holloway really brings the tracks and arrangements (penned by a number of hugely talented songwriters) to life using a combination of emotion, passion and power. Originally released in 1973, Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the first official reissue of Loleatta's classic debut album. Remastered from the original master tapes by Ginn Music Group-Aware Records and available as a deluxe 180 gram vinyl edition, limited to 500 copies.

 

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

GRANCHER, BERNARD -& LAETITIA SADIER-/GABE KNOX - L'IMMODERE BIEN-ETRE DE L'IMBECILE (7"/POLYTECHNIC YOUTH)

French synth maestro Bernard Grancher first graced PY with a track for its much admired 'Popcorn Lung' collection, before following that up with the fabulous 'Troublante Tournure' LP in February 2019, and has since been working on a steady stream of new material. These included an on-off project with his friend Yan Hart-Lemonnier, that began in 2017; the demos for which almost surprised themselves with their poppy orientation and direction. One of Bernard's friends (the fantastic Emmanuel Mario, aka 'Astrobal') is a member of the Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble and he agreed to ask Laetitita whether she could supply vocals for his friend's track. Thankfully she accepted and the single was born. The B side features a killer remix by another PY favourite, Toronto's great Gabe Knox- who cites his mix here as the best he's done so far. A fabulous 45, (dressed in wonderful Yan Hart-Lemmonier sleeve art) that is destined to sell out in super quick fashion. Despite becoming a sadly decreasing format, the 7" single single still reigns supreme with PY. This one precedes (at the tail end of the year) a trio of simultaneously released 45s with Dream Division, Gabe Knox and Ed Dowie. This one will more than do for starters...

NEF - MAIS ALORS!!?... C'EST A L'ENVERS (LP/ICI BIENTOT)

In 1983, Nef released their album 'Mais Alors!!?... C'est à l'Envers'. At that point, the band already had a long history, interwoven with that of various musical trends and alternative movements from the late sixties to the early eighties. What certainly this record made special because it conciliated electronic prog, film score and new wave. Founded in 1975 by Richard Lorenzi, Nef started as some kind of improvisation band, influenced by prog to musique concrete. While the group had been influenced by electroacoustic techniques until then, the beginnings of electronic music brought in many new influences: Ash Ra Tempel, Kraftwerk, Klaus Schulze. The album 'Mais Alors...' had been pressed in a limited run, and has been very sought after. Ici Bientot presents a welcome reissue.

SAFRED, GIANNI - FUTURIBILE (2LP) (LP/FOUR FLIES)

An insane retro-futuristic Italian classic from the cosmic era is now finally reissued in a double LP edition for the joy of DJs and worldwide music lovers. Underrated jazz musician and composer Gianni Safred is one of the great pioneers of Italian electronic music. His 'Futuribile' was composed and recorded in 1978 in his Trieste-based studio, using Minimoog, Polymoog, Arp Odyssey, Arp Omni, Fender Rhodes, Sequencer Roland, Space Echo Roland, and accompanied by a solid drum section. The whole album is crazy, with spooky and mysterious grooves that sounds both modern and danceable. An incredible electronic disco-jazz album, full of deep breaks and beats, along with dope overlapping synths, resulting in minimalistic proto-house tunes. A record that will take you both back in time and forward into the future.

 

SOUNDTRACKS/LOUNGE/CULT ETC

CIPRIANI, STELVIO/GOBLIN - BERSAGLIO ALTEZZA UOMO (7"/FOUR FLIES)

An amazing disco-prog tune with funky basslines, sustained by obsessive clavinet and lead by a dope space moog. A killer track still underrated and unknown today, where members of Goblin play uncredited. The whole story about the relationship between maestro Stelvio Cipriani and Goblin's Claudio Simonetti, Fabio Pignatelli, Massimo Morante, and Agostino Marangolo is still to be written.

BRUGNOLINI, SANDRO - SUPERGROUND (LP/FOUR FLIES)

Never released before on any format. And what if the infamous 'Underground' and 'Overground' albums had a third psychedelic chapter, still secret and unreleased until today? This 'Superground' LP is sonically akin to the legendary pair for which composer Sandro Brugnolini will always shine worldwide, and ideally brings the trilogy to a close. Composed and recorded in two sessions between July 1969 and November 1970, the album echoes the shocking 1969's Charles Manson massacre, with tracks dedicated to the villa at Cielo Drive, in Hollywood, where Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski lived for six months. Performed by Marc 4 members Antonello Vannucchi (organ), Maurizio Majorana (bass), Roberto Podio (drums), along with Angelo Baroncini (guitar) replacing Carlo Pes.

UNEBACK, MATTIAS - VOYAGE BENEATH THE SEA (LP/SUBLIMINAL SOUNDS)

Join Mattias Uneback (known from Ixtahuele and The Test Pilots) on a fantastic underwater exotica adventure in sound! Sail the high seas, explore their depths, marvel at their strange and colorful inhabitants! Beneath the waves and through the depths, forgotten worlds lie waiting! Bioluminescent creatures that have never seen the light of day, ancient beasts of gigantic proportions, sunken continents and underwater caves all await you. The 'Voyage Beneath The Sea' album project is about composing music based on underwater fantasy worlds, as well as actual places. A musical discovery below the surface of the ocean; the mysterious unknown and one of the last outposts still uninhabited by man, but also the cradle of all life on our planet. We travel in to the deep sea, as a parallel to, and parable with, the exploration of outer space, as well as the inner worlds of the mind and the subconscious. This is visionary music inspired by the space-age underwater themed exotica recordings of the early 1960s, as well as the peculiar aquatic library type albums of 1970s. The songs are amusing and entertaining one moment, dramatic and fierce the next - but most of all, serenely beautiful. The production of the album has been an important process for Mattias and he feels it has seriously widen his views as a musical and composer. Using a variety of both classical and novel instrument; from exotic percussion and full-scale orchestra and choir to vintage electronics, Mr Uneback paints a vivid and living tableau for the receptive listener. This is exotic orchestral seduction for those willing to embark on a journey of imagination. Submerge yourself in the sounds! Limited to 500 copies on clear blue vinyl.

VARIOUS - NUDA (2LP) (LP/FOUR FLIES)

'21 EXCITING CUTS FROM ITALIAN SEXY-COMEDY DISCO SCENE (1975-1981)' - The infamous Italian sexy-comedy genre now has its own saucy compilation. 21 cuts, including 13 tracks never published before on any format, taken from the finest original soundtracks of the genre. From groovy disco bangers and charming jazz-funk, sleazy-listening and rock blends, to analogue electronic experiments, pure "aerobic groove" that spells out the melodic action of female starlets like Gloria Guida, Edwige Fenech, Nadia Cassini, Lilli Carati, and all the other heroines in this genre of film whose main task was not only to tease and undress, but to dance on the screen. Featuring unreleased soundtracks by Alessandro Alessandroni, Fabio Frizzi, Pulsar Music Ltd., Gianni Ferrio, Franco Micalizzi, Franco Campanino, Nico Fidenco, Giacomo Dell'Orso, and for the first time on vinyl, music by Enrico Simonetti, Walter Rizzati, and Detto Mariano. Tracklist T.B.A.

 

VARIOUS: WORLD, CLASSICAL, SPOKEN WORDS ETC

KIVIMAKI, ANNE MARI -& PALOMYLLY- - HAMEEN LAULUJA (CD/NORDIC NOTES)

The Hameen lauluja (Songs of Hame) album is based on notes from a Hame accordion player, a sense of homeland and old stories. For centuries, lust for love, scheming for love and heartache have been experienced in the lands of Hame and from these intriguing stories and spells. Anne Mari became hooked on the magic of Finnish folk music in the early 1990s and went on to study music at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Eventually she began singing the songs from her home region Hame. Along with producer Ville Rauhala and musician Pekko Kappi they formed a musical trio. Together they have created an album of minimalist, modern vocal music with improvisation and quiet enchantment.

UDU - UDU (CD/CPL-MUSIC)

UDU unites the musical heritage of Buryatia and Lithuania. Throat singing connected with the Baltic songs of pagan times, when man and nature were one. Their goal is not to identify or show similarities and differences of these nations; rather, it is to share their music composed from the heart.

UUSIKUU - FLAMINGO (CD/NORDIC NOTES)

It was in the early 2000s that Finnish singer Laura Ryhanen and her accordionist Norbert Bremes along with fellow musicians played for the first time the "Finntango" in Tubingen. In 2006 Laura founded the band Uusikuu (new moon), which gave the Finntango new impulses. Uusikuu has been touring Europe for many years and they have inspired with their fresh interpretations of old Finnish dance music. The fourth Uusikuu album "Flamingo" is a tribute to international light music of the 1940s to the 1960s, with jazz, foxtrot, folk, tango, humppa and waltz which characterized dance nights back then.

YUDIN, STANISLAV -& ASNATE RANCANE- - OP.2 (CD/CPL-MUSIC)

Stanislav has been inspired by ethno music, Asnate by improvisation. This is how these two musicians met and started to collaborate. Stanislav Yudin is known as an improvisational jazz bass player and often participated in experimental music projects. Asnate Rancane is a researcher of ethno music, she is multi-instrumentalist and she has been very actively involved in folk music since her childhood.

 

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1822CA Alkmaar
The Netherlands

T. + 31 (0)72 567 9990
F. + 31 (0)84 229 8862

E. info@shinybeast.nl
W. www.shinybeast.nl

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