SPOTLIGHT 539

19/04/2016 15:27

Welcome to the Spot Light! Check out the latest titles to take for a spin!

 

PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE

 

COMEFLOR - COMEFLOR (LP/NASONI)

Located in Argentina, Comeflor is a heavy rock trio with plenty of psychedelic elements, featuring singer and composer Christian Van Lacke who's also known from Tlön and tORTUGA. Comeflor's s/t release contains seven tracks full of riffing and soundscapes. The music reminds of South American late '60s and '70s rock groups in the vein of a.o. Color Humano, Pappo's Blues, Wara and Tarkus. Limited edition of 300 copies on coloured vinyl with an insert.

HENRYSPENNCER - HYPNOSIS GUMBO (LP/BOOKMAKER)

Originally a solo project, for this album Henryspenncer turned into an actual band. This incarnation gave Henryspenncer's usual blend of psych, noise, doom and prog a rawer edge. 'Hypnosis Gumbo' was written and recorded by Valentin Féron and Julien Magot, joined by Carl Boisson, Charlie Batalla (Illegal Process) and Thomas Kuratli (Pyrit).

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SOLOTHUS - NO KING REIGNS ETERNAL (CD/DOOMENTIA)

The second full-length by the Finnish death/doom band. 'No King Reigns Eternal', presented as a digipack version, is an artful combination of staggering heaviness, neck-snapping aggression and cold, alabaster beauty. It generates an atmosphere of emotional collapse and physical decay, but it gets the blood pumping too. The iron backbone of the album is doom, anchored by huge, groaning riffs and bleak, bereft melodies that flow like a slow river of tears into a lake of death.

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PSYCH/PROG/FOLK

 

GRAHAM, DAVY -& HOLLY- - GODINGTON BOUNDRY (LP/ACME/LION)

Davy Graham needs no introduction as he is one of the UK's most influential and legendary guitarists. Drawing on influences as diverse as folk, jazz and blues, 'Godington Boundry' is one of his later classics, which has (incredibly) been out of print on vinyl for decades. With the sound taken from the original analogue studio master tapes, this edition is limited to 250 copies.

HACKENSACK - GIVE IT SOME (LP/AUDIO ARCHIVES)

Hard-hitting, bluesy biker-rock outfit led by legendary front man Nicky Moore (Tiger, Samson, Mammoth). Includes the earliest recordings circa 1969-71 including the previously unreleased heavy psych classic 'Warrior And The Mermaid'. Hackensack was a killer live band and 'Give It Some' is the first vinyl offering since their 'Up The Hard Way' LP in 1974. Many of these gritty tracks were recorded to help secure a deal with Island Records but only one single was issued. Limited to 500 individually numbered copies on heavy 180 gram vinyl, housed in gatefold sleeve with rare photos and flyers plus detailed history by Pete Sarfas.

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GARAGE PUNK/ROCK & ROLL

 

ASPIRADORAS, LAS - AUTODESTRUCCION (7"/SOUNDFLAT)

A great single by Spanish garagepunk-sensations LAS ASPIRADORAS. As soon as you see the cover design displaying a merseyboot and fuzz pedal, you can pretty much guess what's inside. The band from Toledo has changed its line-up more than once, but at always remains faithful to that hard '60s style with fuzzed out guitars aplenty, organs and screaming Spanish vocals à la WAU Y LOS ARRRGHS!!!. SIDE A: 1. Autodestruccin 2. A La Gresca SIDE B: 1. Oso Hormiguero 2. Abre La Cleva

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REPROBETTES - DANGER (7"/BOPPA DO DOWN)

Straight outta Melbourne, the babes of Australia's all-girl garage band The Reprobettes are on the loose and out to get every thrill they can beg, buy or steal. Delinquent jailbreakers! Divine but deadly! Beehives that don't behave! This limited 45 pairs a dangerous original topside with their high-octane cover of 'Leave My Kitten Alone'. The disc is presented in a sweet picture sleeve and pressed on swank purple vinyl.

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STONEAGE HEARTS - SHY HIGH HEELS (7"/BOPPA DO DOWN)

The 2016 single from Melbourne veterans The Stoneage Hearts! The A-side's a gutsy but melodic power-pop number in the classic '80s Aussie tradition, while the flip's a revved-up rendition of the Plimsouls' classic 'Millions Miles Away'. The single is pressed on high quality wax and packaged in a killer sleeve.

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VARIOUS - 10 YEARS OF SQUOODGE (LP/SQUOODGE)

Crazy, noisy, wicked sounds for people who know how to handle a record player. The Squoodge label celebrates its 10th anniversary with a cool compilation, bringing ginchy sounds to your analouge sound device. Limited to 222 handnumbered copies on black wax and including a discography poster. SIDE A: 01. Elvis Pummel - Becaus' 02. Bill Fadden & The Dangerous Curves - Bottom Of The Glass 03. Fia Sco & The Majestics - Boom Boom 04. Bloodshot Bill - Girl Who Dances Alone 05. Marcel Bontempi - Headless Horseman 06. Zak & His Unpappy Guitar - Jack O' Diamonds 07. Reverend Beat-Man - Drive My Bones 08. Billy Childish & C.T.M.F. - Ich Lieber Dich SIDE B: 01. EA 80 - Mixtape 02. Reverend Savage & His Holy Rollers - All About God 03. King Salami & The Cumberland Tree - La Chatunga 04. Mondo Ray - Desire 05. Gerrit & The Rock'n'Roll Stalinists - Eva Braun Is Back In town 06. Manikins - Race You To The Top 07. Chinese Lungs - Gimme Some 08. Hatepinks - Tulpen & Narzissen 09. Wild Evel - Motorbiene 10. Rip Offs - Ugly

 

ROCK'N'ROLL/PSYCHOBILLY

 

SENSATIONAL SECOND COUSINS - EARTHQUAKE! (LP/INDEPENDENT FUTURE)

Here's the debut-album by a truly exciting rock'n'roll duo from Holland, only using a guitar and a home-built drum-kit. Songs like 'Honeybee', 'Can't Wait For The Summer', 'Never Ever' and 'Baby, Baby, Baby' sound like they come straight from the '50s and showcase an incredible urgency! Including a few slower tracks as well, the album offers plenty to enjoy for fans of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hasil Adkins, Hank Williams or Bo Diddley. This music, played form the heart with the right attitude, is wild, direct and primitive! 

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PUNK/HC

 

POP RIVETS - (BLACK) LAUGHING AT YOU/SONG SONG (7"/SQUOODGE)

Two previously undisclosed studio outtakes from Wild Billy Childish's first band Pop Rivets, of which no one probably knew they existed. 'Laughing At You' and 'Song Song' were produced by the Pop Rivets in Graham Quinton-Jones' Oakwood Studios during the sessions for the LP 'Empty Sounds From Anarchy Ranch', but were dismissed on the final LP in favour of two live recordings from the group's previous tour. Limited to 111 copies on black wax.

 

SOUL/FUNK/R&B

 

EXCITEMENTS - MOJO TRAIN (7"/PENNIMAN)

Here's the first single taken off the Excitements' killer third album 'Breaking The Rule', with the exclusive flip 'I'll Be Waiting'.

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LIMBOOS - I NEED YOUR LOVIN/I'M A FOOL (7"/PENNIMAN)

Two sides, two songs. 'I Need Your Lovin' is an upbeat R&B tune that will have the dance floors jumping in no time. The flip, 'I'm A Fool', is a mid-tempo offering with plenty of soul and blue beat influences.

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READY-MADES - CUT AND RUN (7"/SOUNDFLAT)

THE READY-MADES is the name of a soul- and beat-quintet from Paris, fronted by an outstanding female singer! We hear a brilliant musical arrangement with saxophone, guitar, bass, bongos and soft, rhythmic drums accompanying a breathtaking, strong voice. The sound here is authentically '60s and inspired by R&B-, and (Northern-)soul artists such as ETTA JAMES, BIG MAYBELLE, or THE RONETTES as well as French '60s swinging mademoiselles à la CLOTHILDE, LARRY GRECO or SYLVIE VARTAN. SIDE A: 1. Cut And Run 2. Baleine Ou Cigogne SIDE B: 1. Les Oublier 2. Finding My Way

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METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

 

EXPANDER - EXPANDER (7"/DOOMENTIA)

EXPANDER's music can be described as a blend of metal heft and punk rhythms, scalding vocal acid and gritty yells. This is the band's second release and in these two songs you can hear traces of punk, thrash, D-beat, hc and more.

SONIC WOLVES - HE SAID/SONGS FOR THE EARTHBOUND (7"/TAXI DRIVER)

RELEASED FOR RECORD STORE DAY 2016-FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! - Sonic Wolves consists of bassist and vocalist Kayt Vigil (previously in The Hounds Of Hasselvander and Pentagram, currently also in Rogue State), drummer Vita (currently also in Ufomammut and Rogue State), Paolo Melotto (previously in Psyconauts) on lead guitar and second voice, and Diniz (currently in Temple Of Dust and Mexican Chili Funeral Party) on rhythm guitar. Limited to 100 copies only.

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ABOMINATION - ABOMINATION (LP/DOOMENTIA)

A reissue of a classic death metal album, originally from 1990 and featuring Paul Speckman from MASTER. This s/t work appears on vinyl for the first time.

ABOMINATION - TRAGEDY STRIKES (LP/DOOMENTIA)

A reissue of the second full-length of the American death metal outfit, featuring Paul Speckman from MASTER. First time on vinyl!

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DARKCREED - ...IS DEAD AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN DEAD (LP/DOOMENTIA)

After 20 years DARKCREED called it quits. This Mexican death/doom act released two demo's in the past and here is their first EP, featuring covers of songs by a.o. Entombed, Nirvana and Carnage. Somehow this band achieved a genuine cult status, though there never were any live performances or promo activities.

MANILLA ROAD - (BLACK) DREAMS OF ESCHATON (2LP) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

Limited to 500 DOUBLE-LP's on BLACK VINYL, presented in a gatefold cover with a cardboard insert. This is a remastered release of the band's 1981 'Dreams of Eschaton' demo's.

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

Limited to 500 copies on BLACK VINYL, packaged in a heavy cardboard cover with a cardboard insert. The 2016 EP from the epic heavy/power metal band from the USA.

 

VULTURE - (BLACK) VICTIM OF THE BLADE (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

Limited to 250 copies on BLACK vinyl. The very first mini-LP release from this German speed/trash metal outfit.

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SOLOTHUS - NO KING REIGNS ETERNAL (CD/DOOMEMTIA)

The second full-length by the Finnish death/doom band. 'No King Reigns Eternal', presented as a digipack version, is an artful combination of staggering heaviness, neck-snapping aggression and cold, alabaster beauty. It generates an atmosphere of emotional collapse and physical decay, but it gets the blood pumping too. The iron backbone of the album is doom, anchored by huge, groaning riffs and bleak, bereft melodies that flow like a slow river of tears into a lake of death.

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STONE IN EGYPT - FEED THE VOID (CD/OFF THE RECORD)

A 5-track album by the Dutch stoner/metal band featuring vocalist-guitarist Tjeerd de Jong. Edition on CD-format.

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ROCK/POP/WAVE

 

YOUTH OF AMERICA - NIGHT OF THE COMET/NAVIGATOR (7"/GREAT POP SUPPLEMENT)

Youth Of America is the songwriting project of Simon Shaw from Trembling Bells. Participating on this release are all of the Bells plus singers Lucy Sweet (Lucky Luke) and Sophie Sexon (Big Hogg). Influences and sources of inspiration include US '80s and '90s West Coast power pop (think The Go-Gos, Bangles, Redd Kross etc.), and US counterculture films from the same period. This killer 45 is limited to 400 copies with (proudly) no links whatsoever to Record Store Day, and is destined to sell out real quick. Get on it!

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INSTANT AUTOMATONS - SINCERELY MAKING A NOISE (LP/BURKA FOR EVERY)

The Instant Automatons was a leading name in the UK's largely cassette-based "Bad Music" scene (a British DIY movement whose adherents made their music available on cassette for free) of the late '70s. Between 1977 and 1982, using a bedroom full of homemade gear plus some conventional instrumentation, core members Protag (later of Alternative TV, Blyth Power and Zounds) and Mark Lancaster ("somewhere between Cooper Clarke and Mark E. Smith") forged a warped hybrid of traditional songcraft and primitive lo-fi post-punk. Although cassettes were the band's native medium, they also appeared on several vinyl releases, including an EP and various compilations. Curated by Lancaster, 'Sincerely Making A Noise' dusts off some of the most interesting curiosities from the Instant Automatons archives, including the 'Peter Paints His Fence' and 'Angst In My Pants' EP's, the 'No Platform For Heels' and 'Love Not Devotion' LP's and the 'Tape Transport' cassette.

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NOISE ROCK/DRONE/SLUDGE

 

ULTRAPHALLUS - THE ART OF SPECTRES (LP/SUB ROSA)

Covering a large pan of genres, Ultraphallus' sound includes elements of styles including western music, death metal, doom-rock, avant-garde psychedelia and electronic soundtracks. These seven tracks were recorded with Tim Cedar (Part Chimp leader, Hey Colossus, ex-Penthouse). Influences include The Residents, Marc Bolan, Mark Frechette and Zabriskie Point, Swans, Autechre, David Bowie, Eva Ionesco, Polanski's movie 'The Tenant' and death metal.

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SOUNDTRACKS

 

GOBLIN REBIRTH - ALIVE (2LP) (LP/BLACK WIDOW)

Two members who played on various Goblin related albums as far back as in the mid-seventies, Fabio Pignatelli (bass) and Agostino Marangolo (drums), are joined by guitarist Giacomo Anselmi as well as keyboard players Aidan Zammit and Danilo Cherni. This band carries on in the fine tradition of Goblin's past and present. This is the entire recording of the 2011 concert in Rome, featuring all the famous and classic Goblin-hits, plus some songs that never were played live before, including 'Buio Omega', 'Connexion', 'La Chiesa', 'Death Dies', 'Witch' and 'Le Cascate Di Viridiana'.

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EXPERIMENTAL/SOUND ART

 

POTTER, COLIN - THE SCYTHE (2LP) (LP/DEEP DISTANCE)

Continuing the sporadic reissue programme of Colin Potter's legendary, home recorded cassette releases from the period 1980-1982, Deep Distance revives the seminal 1981 tape 'Scythe'. The set is expanded to double-LP length with various out-takes, alternate and demo versions, creating a killer release for all enthusiasts of Colin's work as a member of Nurse With Wound, and his collaborations with the likes of Organum, Current 93, Ora and so on.

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LATIN/BRAZILIAN/CUMBIA

 

VARIOUS - RITMO SALVAJE! 2 (BLACK) (LP/ABANICO)

'LATIN AND SALSA RHYTHMS FROM PERU' - Volume 2 again includes tracks from the archives of the Peruvian labels Odeon, Iempsa, Virrey, Do Re Mi, Lider and Rey. Only available on vinyl this time. TRACKS: 01. Blackie Cornado y Su Orquesta - Lamento Borincano 02. Los Guapos - Dia De Mi Suerte 03. Los Yabar Junior - Corre Que Te Agarro 04. Niko Estrada y Su Sonora - Salsa Nama 05. Los Petroleros - No Matrimonio No 06. Vic Nuez Y Su Combo Latino - Si Yo Fuera Presidente 07. El Combo De Loza - El Padrino 08. Los Hermanos Armas - Cafè Mambo 09. Niko Estrada Y Su Sonora - Anoranza Cubana 10. Bienvenido Granda y La Sonora De Niko Estrada - Pita El Tren

 

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