SPOTLIGHT 37

15/09/2019 14:18

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

JACQUELINE, CRYSTAL -& THE HONEY POT- - (COL 1) I TALK TO THE WIND (2X7") (7"/FRUITS DE MER)

Colour T.B.A. On this Fruits de Mer release, Crystal Jacqueline & The Honey Pot deliver versions of classic songs such as 'Mr Fantasy', 'Sympathy' and 'I Talk To The Wind', counterbalanced by a track from Tonton Macoute's overlooked LP on RCA Neon - and then something off-the-wall to round things off in Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich's 1967 B-side to Zabadak, 'Sun Goes Down. TRACKS: 1. Mr Fantasy (Traffic) 2. I Talk To The Wind (King Crimson) 3. Sun Goes Down (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich) 4. Sympathy (Rare Bird) 5. Dreams (Tonton Macoute)

PAST TENSE - (COL 1) TIME STANDS STILL (+CD) (7"/FRUITS DE MER)

Colour T.B.A. The Past Tense are the South East's finest purveyors of authentic '60s mod/garage/psych. This is their first full-blown release on the Fruits de Mer and they've persuaded them to go for nothing but '60s covers, upping the psychedelic quotient from the usual full-on mod/garage assault that they favour on stage - although they've recorded everything raw, trying to keep that authentic sound. And true to form, they've gone for it bigtime by recording a 7" EP, together with an almost free CD album of even more '60s covers. The enclosed CD ('ACROSS THE POND... AND BACK AGAIN') contains the four tracks from the 7" plus 10 more. TRACKS: 01. House Of Glass (The Glass Family) 02. Grounded (The Syn) 03. Dream On My Mind (Ruperts People) 04. Suicidal Flowers (The Crystal Chandelier) 05. 99th Floor (The Moving Sidewalks) 06. Brainwashed (David Clayton-Thomas) 07. More Than Me (The Wild Flowers) 08. 7 And 7 Is (Love) 09. Black Sheep (SRC) 10. It's Just A Fear (The Answers) 11. Behind The Moon (No Entry) 12. Magic In The Air (The Attack) 13. Day And Night (The Drag Set) 14. She's Got The Time (The Afex)

VARIOUS - SUNNY SPELLS (COL 1) (7"/FRUITS DE MER)

Colour T.B.A. 'Sunny Spells' is a 7" EP taster for the upcoming extended CD set of 'The Three Seasons', with four tracks from this set, featuring recordings by Chad & Jeremy (yes, THE Chad & Jeremy), Schizo Fun Addict, Hanford Flyover and Us and Them. Four lovely re-tellings of classic songs from the sixties. Chad & Jeremy give us a stunning, unplugged version of their own 'Rest In Peace', originally from their wonderful '60s album 'Of Cabbages And Kings', perfectly executed, it really is as if the last 50 years never happened, never mind 40. Fruits de Mer's first-ever band, Schizo Fun Addict, show delicacy of touch that you might not have anticipated with a new take on the Mamas and Papas classic 'Dedicated To The One I Love'. Hanford Flyover are a new band for FdM but they come up with a fantastic version of the criminally-overlooked band Neon Pearl's 'Just Another Day' and Scandinavian duo Us and Them round things off with a typically wistful rendition of the Neil Young track 'What Have You Done To My Life?'. Sleeve artwork is by John Hurford.

ABRAXIS - ABRAXIS (LP/REPLICA)

Remastered reissue of this prog/fusion/jazz record, featuring members of Cos, Julverne, Pazop, Brainstorm and Speed Limit. Comes on black 180 gram vinyl, limited to 500 copies. The musicianship is consistently outstanding throughout the album. A true obscure gem which reissue is more than welcome, when it comes to Canterbury/jazz-fusion flavoured mix of Focus, Camel and Cos with a pinch of Zeuhl sounds.

BISI, MARTIN - SOLSTICE (LP/BRONSON PRODUZIONI)

'Solstice' is Martin Bisi, the NYC post-punk producer's first solo record in 5 years. A psychedelic opus through light and shadow, split between Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice. Operatic vocals appear throughout. Effects-driven guitar, keyboards, electric viola, and 4 different drummers create landscapes of sound, linking songs that swing between disorienting, peaceful, fearful and hopeful. Limited to 300 copies on translucent red vinyl.

CHARGE (UK) - CHARGE (LP/SOMMOR)

First ever legit vinyl reissue of this impossible to find private psychedelic hard-rock album from 1973. Remastered sound, colour insert with rare photos and liner notes by David Wells. Includes digital download coupon. Charge were a British power-trio born from the ashes of local South Coast heavy-blues bands Baby Bertha and Sweet Poison. Comprised of Dave Ellis (guitar), Pete Gibbons (drums) and Ian Mclaughlin (bass), they played heavy rock influenced by Hendrix, Cream, Free and Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. In 1973 they cut a demo album of which 99 copies in blank covers were pressed and later distributed between family and friends, with a few of them also shipped to record companies in what proved to be an unsuccessful attempt at earning a recording contract. The music is raw hard-rock with unrestrained guitar, Lemmy-esque vocals and heavy psyche progressive touches.

GIANT DWARF - GIANT DWARF (BLACK) (LP/SOUND EFFECT)

Giant Dwarf are from the isolated capital of Western Australia, Perth. They are obsessed with all things fuzzy/heavy/psychey/droney/proggy and weird.

LAMAGAIA - LAMAGAIA (LP/CARDINAL FUZZ)

Repress of 240 copies on 3 colour starburst vinyl. Lamagaia from Gothenburg plays incredible heavy and heavenly kosmische and kraut inspired music. Having previously released a 7" on the ever brilliant Höga Nord Records as well as the far-out self released 'Lamagius' LP which brought them to the attention of Cardinal Fuzz. The album contains 2 tracks: 'Aurora', which is the THROB of the universe as waves of feedback collide with the oscillating sturm und drang of music, and 'Paronama Vju', which builds from slides of cosmic synths into a wondrous circular pulsating psychedelic trip.

LOCKSLEY HALL - LOCKSLEY HALL (LP/OUT-SIDER)

In 1969, Locksley Hall, a psychedelic band from Washington, recorded a full album at Audio Recorders in Seattle produced by Sonics Engineer Kearney Barton and long time Northwest guitarist Ned Neltner (Mark Five, Gas Company). Never released at the time, this is a great example of West Coast styled psychedelia/acid-rock. For fans of Country Joe & The Fish, Jefferson Airplane, Growing Concern, Creation Of Sunlight, Charlatans, Big Brother & The Holding Company and It's A Beautiful Day.

PERILYMPH - DEUX (LP/SIX TONNES DE CHAIR)

Perilymph demonstrates that semi-electronic krautrock can still sound fresh and original in today's musical landscape!

SLIFT - 2016: SPACETRIP FOR EVERYONE (LP/SIX TONNES DE CHAIR)

This a sonic artifact from the past. Whoever you are, wherever you are in the galaxy: we salute you from the deep space and the night! Three never before released demo tracks from this garage psych punk band from Toulouse, France.

TYRNAROUND - COLOUR YOUR MIND (LP/GUERSSEN)

Originally issued as a 12" mini album in 1986, Tyrnaround's 'Colour Your Mind' has become a touchstone of 1980s neo-psychedelia and almost certainly one of the best records of the second psychedelic era. Influenced by classic '60s british psychedelia it was also inspired by The Dukes of Stratosphear's '25-O-Clock' and perhaps exceeds that record's trip factor with the acid infused title track (featured on Amorphous Androgynous' 'Wizards Of Oz' compilation and also famously covered by Vibravoid) blending searing acid fuzz guitar, swirling keyboards, surreal lyrics and sumptuous early Floyd like harmonies. Now expanded to a full length LP, including all the bands singles as well as the rare Freakbeat Magazine 7" 'Paragon-Smythe', this could be seen as Tyrnaround's perfect debut album.

KANOI - THERE'S NO MEANING TO ANY OF THIS... (2CD) (CD/CLOSTRIDIUM)

...(UNTIL WE FIND OUT WHAT IT IS)' - The songs on Kanoi's 2019 album, stylewise, are all over the place, more "Giant Sand", "Wilco" and "Eels" than "Pink Floyd" or "Jimi Hendrix". You'll still find a few guitar work-outs on here though! Limited edition of 300 copies 2CD in ecopack.

 

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

GHETTO BLASTERS - HOT ROCKS/TOO LOOSE (7"/SPAZZ)

Mean hi-energy rock & roll influenced by the '77 punk rock of The Dead Boys, the all-female rock & roll of The Runaways and Japanese underground garage punk icons Teengenerate. As they wrote in their bio: "The Ghetto Blasters plan on going ape in a town near you soon, leaving a trail of empty bottles, infuriated douchebags, and confused bystanders in their wake." The Ghetto Blasters are Justin Savage on guitar and vocals, Buddha on guitar, Terry Clouse on bass and Patrick Wilkey on drums. The band hails from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. It is not the first band the band members play in. Some of these bands are or were: The Fast Boys, Tuff Tits, and The Drug Czars. Limited to 300 copies.

J'AI PEUR DES CRABS - COCOBONGO/CITY WALLS (7"/SPAZZ)

JPDC is a project of multi-instrumentalist Emmanuel Alias of XS Studio. Its strange, instense and elevating mix of garage, psychedelic, blues, southern rock and glam rock make this release highly exciting, yet beautiful. The 45 embodies a dreamy sadness that feels like 'Heroes' by Bowie, while maintaining that powerful garage grit. Think of a blend of Natural Child, T.Rex, The Night Beats and The Velvet Underground. Two digital EP's have been released so far, 'MAAAAD' and 'Cocobongo'. From the last EP both songs were taken to make this 7-inch release. As they say "It gives you the desire to take Steve McQueen's Mustang and take on Route 66 like Kowalski drives his Challenger to vanishing point!". Limited to 300 copies.

KRYNG - YOU WERE ON MY MIND/ANOTHER LOVE (7"/SPAZZ)

Mark ten Hoor, Peter Kroes, Arjan Spies, altogether The Kryng! You might've heard of them, in fact last year alone they put out one album and three 7"s. Perhaps you know these guys from other formations: Combo Koedijk, The Kik, Les Robots, The Keefmen, The No-Goods and many more. If this doesn't ring a bell yet, take this from us: this garage-rockin' trio presents a bitter sweet slab of beat on your turntable. Two hot tracks that melt your insides in sheer desire on black 7-inch vinyl. Limited to 300 copies.

LES ROBOTS - BIG TROUBLE IN OUTER SPACE/WHISKAS WATUSI (7"/SPAZZ)

Remember those retro-futuristic robots from outer space? That crazy love-baby of Joe Meek, Les Yper-Sound and Terry Terauchi? Well, they've done it again. Two songs, and we must admit, they are K-I-L-L-E-R! Limited to 300 copies.

DRAUGHT DODGERS - DRAUGHT DODGERS (LP/BEAST)

High energy swamp rock straight out of the swamplands, Melbourne's new rose, the Draught Dodgers have a first LP on Beast Records! Even if you don't know the band you know their members: Jack Davies (Bitter Sweet Kicks) on vocals, Tim Rogers (You Am I) on guitars, Mick Sayers on the bass and Evan Richards (Burn In Hell) on drums. The Draught Dodgers are a super band!

LES JAGUARS - VOLUME 2 (LP/RETURN TO ANALOG)

Finally available again, the second album by the Arvida quartet is a high point of Québec surf-rock. With crystal-clear sound and iconic cover art, this record showcases the reverb-drenched acrobatics of Québec's first guitar hero, Jean-Guy "Arthur" Cossette, who would later be part of such legendary acts as Les Sinners and La Révolution Française.

VOLCANICS - BLACK DOOR (CD/CITADEL)

The 2019 full-length by the garage'n'rollers from Perth, Australia, issued on CD! 'Black Door' contains 11 tracks.

 

POP/ROCK/WAVE/NOISE

KRUGER, LUCY -& THE LOST BOYS- - SLEEPING TAPES FOR SOME GIRLS (LP/UNIQUE)

Lucy Kruger is a singer/songwriter originally from Cape Town, South Africa. She releases her second full length album 'Sleeping Tapes For Some Girls' with the backing band The Lost Boys through Unique Records. The album was recorded just before Lucy moved from Cape Town to Berlin. The arrangements are minimal and leave space for Lucy's voice and guitar which are present throughout - reflecting, resisting and trying to reason with conflicted thought.

LIVE SKULL - SATURDAY NIGHT MASSACRE (LP/BRONSON PRODUZIONI)

The New York no-wave psychos are back! Live Skull exploited the imagery of gore movies to express their disillusion with society's turn toward darkness; now the facts are gory enough on their own. The reanimated crypt of Live Skull spawns a new brood of cheerful tunes sure to make your blood boil again! The latest in Live Skull's continuing saga of depravity and redemption: 'Saturday Night Massacre'. "A reunion, after almost 30 years of inactivity, of the seminal New York noise guitar band Live Skull. 100% of a piece with their better-known contemporaries, Live Skull conjured a massively discordant squall of guitars and a creepy, desperate vibe." ~Dangerous Minds

MINOR, KENNETH - ON MY OWN (LP/UNIQUE)

Kenneth Minor introduces his probably most multi-facetted album under the title 'On My Own', without losing the common theme: stomping folk blues, picking wrested from the fingertips, swamp, warm, fuzzy and soulful electric guitar riffs with punk attitude and incisive slide guitar, minimalist style, relaxed folk, idiosyncratic beat in a contemporary sound design - without appearing cliched. His melodious character voice, supported by harmonious choir singing, oscillates between fragile expressiveness and self-assured announcements, paints poetic-linguistic images of the inner and outer world and spans the contentual arc between autobiographical experience and social criticism.

ST. MORRIS SINNERS - THE VERY BEST OF 2012-2019 (LP/BEAST)

St. Morris Sinners formed in late 2011. They soon made a name for themselves around Adelaide as an exciting live band, drawing influence from artists such as Nick Cave, Jonathan Richman and The Triffids (just to name a few). They have blended a cocktail of musical genres into their own style of dirty alternative rock.

 

PUNK/HARDCORE

FRUSTRATION - SO COLD STREAMS (LP/BORN BAD)

Frustration could have easily played safe releasing a record basically identical to the previous one; intense, abrasive, honest but with no risk. They could have prepared their slow but inevitable exit. Instead of setting up a comfortable routine, Frustration recorded its fifth album as if it were the first, like a bunch of guys who've been playing together for six months, who have nothing to lose. Post-punk influences are still present on the album. 'So Cold Streams' is full of energy, raucous lyrics and full-on audacity featuring Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods who makes a guest appearance. 'So Cold Streams' is, paradoxically perhaps, their most disillusioned, energetic and free record. Especially as the whole album is contained within the sleeve image. There's space, strength, light, rage and disgust. A desire to destroy everything. To make a clean slate. To come with something different. Something that makes you look at the world with a different perspective.

PINCH POINTS - MOVING PARTS (LP/SIX TONNES DE CHAIR)

A noisy, angular, spit-fire of an album. Taut, snarling post-punk from Narrm (so-called "Melbourne"), on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation (the current "Australian" state). For friends of the Uranium Club, B-52s, The Fall. 200 copies on black vinyl. Hand screen printed cover.

 

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

DICK EL DEMASIADO - CELULITIS ILLUMINATI (LP/STAALPLAAT)

Dick Verdult, a.k.a Dick el Demasiado is the Philip K. Dick of multi-disciplinary art, the Moby Dick of "cumbia lunática", and the Charles Dickens of literature and experimental cinema. He first fell in love with cumbia when he heard his nursemaid singing the classic 'La Pollera Colorá'. From this moment on, he adopted the genre and reinvented it, in a perpetual degeneration called cumbia lunática, twisting up the elements of traditional cumbia, the "cumbia of the mucamas", to create an anarchotropical vertebral rhythm, one which supports every moving part. 'Celulitis Illuminati' is the powerful debut of the anarchotropical gentleman knight of the abstract, Dick el Demasiado, eight dangerous tracks recorded for the first time on vinyl, songs that, upon listening, will liposuck all that grotesque accumulation of adipose tissue out of buttocks and brain. They interweave an amalgam of South American folklore and the cables of electronic music, the plugged-in Ranqueles indians, as in 'Asi Que Los Que Sí' ('So That Those Who Yes') on Side A, surrealist and lugubrious beats, poetry made song and "the dead man's drool is good for painting watercolors", as he sings in 'Búho Sin Un Ratón' ('Owl With No Mouse'). Euphony that will abduct you away to a viscous street party with 'Son Cosas De Hoy' ('They're Things For Today') and to an eclectic and excessive dimension with 'Pero Bien Bweno' ('But Very Proper'). Side B is pure dynamite: 'Mecha Flan' ('Pudding Fuse'), 'Sábado Cultural' ('Cultural Saturday') and 'En La Jeta' ('In The Face') represent the perfect blend of Lucho Argain (La Sonora Dinamita) and Muslimgauze (Bryn Jones). On top of this, the album includes an as-yet unheard gem, 'Llama Mi Abogado' ('Call My Lawyer'), produced by Dick himself and Manuel Schaller, the telepathic mage of the Theremin.

DUSTBREEDERS - THE ONLY HOUSE IN TOWN (LP/213 RECORDS)

Noise/drone/sound collage group from Metz, France. This album comes on 180 gram vinyl.

HELLA, LINDY-FAY - SEAFARER (LP/VAN RECORDS)

Until now, best known for her contributions to Wardruna, Lindy-Fay Hella's forged a new, deeply personal path that she invites you to follow her down. Whilst undoubtedly there are some slivers of DNA that link her to her Wardruna compatriots, make no mistake, 'Seafarer' is crafted entirely in the vision of its creator. The title track's minimal words are emphasised with repetition, creating something of a sea-shanty as an ode to a lost friend.

KNIZAK, MILAN/FAMA Q - STRING QUARTETS (LP/SUB ROSA)

Violin was Milan Knizak's first instrument. He has composed hundred of works of this ilk. The first one 'DHK', 45 years ago. Next to his destroyed works, Milan took notations of different composers, cut them and put them together (with his own score) into a collage, expressing his feelings and his apprehension of music. 'String Quartets' was recorded from February till July 2018 and performed by fama Q: David Danel, Roman Hranicka: violin, Ondrej Martinovsky: viola, Balázs Adorján: violoncello. fama Q is a string quartet founded in 2005 in Prague. Its members, being also orchestral musicians with the Prague Philharmonia, were always devoted to chamber and string quartet music making. fama Q presents regularly the works of contemporary composers, be it the traditional approaches of 20th century or the avant-garde classics as well as prominent international and Czech composers of these days.

MUSLIMGAUZE - LALIQUE GADAFFI HANDGRENADE (LP/STAALPLAAT)

Given Bryn Jones' rather slack approach to track titles (both being consistent with and sometimes even just supplying them), it's a bit of a relief to realize that two tracks with the same name are indeed related. In the case of 'Arab Jerusalem', which makes up nearly half of 'Lalique Gadaffi Handgrenade', that kinship is immediately apparent even though both tracks are clearly their own experiences. Released as the first track on the 'Minaret-Speaker' picture disc 7" in 1996, 'Arab Jeruzalem' (spelling also sometimes being fairly slack) is 5:42 of effectively shifting dark ambience, wordless female vocals drifting over the hand percussion, chimes, and static of the track, with eventual conversational loops discussing... something underneath. The end of that version is especially striking for the way the woman's wordless singing starts being sampled in such a way that it overlays the whole track (and, slightly, itself). The almost 24-minute 'Arab Jerusalem' here might be called the Deer Hunter version of the same story, building with great patience and many more abstract detours towards what now seems like simultaneously an excerpt and, now, a climax. As with many of Jones' more ambient tracks, the great length just lets it cast its spell more thoroughly and entrancingly. The other three tracks, meanwhile, suggest some of Jones' other work but never evoke them as directly as 'Arab Jerusalem'. 'Jordan River' is nearly as long (a second shy of 20 minutes) but strips out the vocal elements in its predecessor, focusing instead on a more active percussive workout (analogue and digital both) and a river of hiss running down the center of the track. The title track of 'Lalique Gadaffi Handgrenade' might bring to mind the title of 'Lalique Gadaffi Jar' from 'Libya Tour Guide', but if they're sonically related Jones must have practically melted the other track to get this one. And the closing 'Desert Gulag' (like the title track, a much more manageable length than the first two epic tracks here) bears a slight resemblance to 'Negev Gulag' from 1996's 'Fatah Guerrilla', here what was a piercing, repetitive drone is softened and looped over more of Jones' percussion. The result is a well-rounded release that shows off many aspects of Jones' sound as Muslimgauze, while existing (like many of these DAT tapes do) in conversation with much of his previously released work. Limited to 700 copies.

 

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

ATLANTEAN KODEX - THE COURSE OF EMPIRE (2LP) (LP/VAN RECORDS)

After 6 long years epic metal band Atlantean Kodex returns with their third release.

BLACK ANVIL - MILES (CLEAR) (LP/STB)

'Miles' cuts a swath of styles ranging from blackened prog, stoner, hard rock, and hints of NWOBHM. The hard metallic groove hits you like a ton of bricks and matches the killer and artistic output of the vinyl package like a charm. Clear vinyl version with etched B-side, limited to 300 copies.

 

JAZZ/AVANTGARDE

AYIZAN - DILIJANS (LP/SUPERFLY)

Superfly reissue of this mind-blowing session of spiritual jazz recorded in NYC in 1984 led by Haitian genius Alix Pascal blending traditional Ra-Ra elements with modal/spiritual melodies. Fantastic listen all through. As usual, beautiful quality repress with paste-on covers made in Japan, obi and on 180 grams vinyl, limited to 1000 copies only! These will go really fast, so first come, first served.

MOSES, TED -QUINTET- - SIDEREAL TIME (LP/RETURN TO ANALOG)

American-born pianist and sax man Ted Moses was a mainstay of the Toronto jazz scene when he cut his neglected fusion classic 'Sidereal Time' in 1974. With a top-flight quintet including his wife Kathryn on flutes, Moses goes for a deep CTI-influenced modern jazz sound with a touch of Latin groove for good measure!

 

SOUNDTRACKS/LOUNGE/CULT ETC

BONTEMPI, MARCEL - BIG FAT SPIDER (7"/TWI-LITE)

The 'Wizard Of Rhythm' is back with a retro-release of his two versions of the Joe Meek penned 'Big Fat Spider', together on vinyl for the first time! The A-side is the much sought after version from the 2012 Migraine release, a mid paced rocker that clocks in at a little over 3 minutes. On the flip is the much faster paced version (with keyboards) running in at 2:30 minutes. This DJ friendly release (large centre hole) comes housed in the usual high quality sleeve you expect from Twi-Lite releases with original artwork by Marcel himself. A limited edition pressing of 500 copies and destined to become a collector's item in no time.

 

DANCE/TECHNO/HOUSE/HIPHOP

BODHIKUU - RIO/BODIANOVA (LP/FARSI)

Bodikhuu is a producer and hip-hop obsessive from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, the world's coldest capital city. He works as a crane operator and dreams of Brazil. "I was stuck on a crowded bus listening to Joao Gilberto," Bodikhuu said. "I closed my eyes and felt my spirit rise in the air." When winter came and it got too cold to work construction, Bodikhuu made 'Rio.' The album is lush and tropical - scratchy bossa nova, street noise, internet ephemera, fat drums, subtle turns, and the guiding hands of Bodikhuu's favorite artists, Dilla and Damu the Fudgemunk. Composed on a battered MPC in a Soviet-era housing block on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar, 'Rio/Bodianova' is a love letter to Brazil, a place Bodikhuu knows only through music and his imagination. 'Rio' and 'Bodianova' were originally released as digital EPs and have become classics in the small but passionate Mongolian hip-hop underground. This LP combines these legendary releases - the first time a Mongolian hip-hop record has been pressed to wax. The tracks have been fully remastered by Tim Stollenwerk. Artwork comes from hip-hop illustrator David Barnett (Curren$y, Erykah Badu). Distro by Mississippi Records.

 

AFRO-BEAT/FUNK & PSYCH/DESERT BLUES/ETHIOPIQUES

OHIRI, BOB -& HIS UHURU SOUNDS- - UHURU AIYE (LP/SUPERFLY)

Superfly reissue of this hardcore Nigerian psychedelic juju funk album recorded in the Acorn studios in Oxford, UK in 1977. If you are into the intense, raw, hypnotic funk sounds then this is for you. Check the funky anthem 'Africa Is Free For Us', but the full album is a blast in the genre. As usual, beautiful quality repress with paste-on covers made in Japan, obi and on 180 gram vinyl, limited to 1000 copies only! These will go really fast, so first come, first served.

 

VARIOUS: WORLD, CLASSICAL, SPOKEN WORDS ETC

YIN YIN - THE RABBIT THAT HUNTS TIGERS (LP/BONGO JOE)

Where to place Yin Yin on the map? Maybe somewhere between The Netherlands and South East Asia, on an imaginary tropical island. That's where they brew a strange cocktail made of disco grooves, powerful "Thai beat" tunes and experimental tropi-synths. After two mind blowing singles on Les Disques Bongo Joe, they're back with 'The Rabbit That Hunts Tigers'. Yin Yin passed last month's burning scenes and make people dance around Europe, so they're ready to blow the world with this awaited first album. Made of groovy tunes and dancefloor killers, this album could be the crazy soundtrack of a '60s hippie village on the South China Sea.

 

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