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13/04/2017 16:15

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

HANDL, ULRICH - THE LAST GREAT DISCOVERY IN ROCK'N'ROLL (Bk/JUSTIN BARWICK)

Ulrich Handl was an amateur photographer in the clubs and venues of Munich who started in 1964 and was still active in the 1980s. Due to his naive approach he portrayed the developments in the local scene(s) in a unique style, very different from how the average professional would have worked. This book does not only pay tribute to Handl's work, but also to an exciting period in rock music. It features over 80 photographs of a.o. The Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Who, Yardbirds, Rory Gallagher, Hendrix, Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin and Swiss legends The Sevens and Les Sauterelles. Published for the first time, there are photos of artists in action on stage, and off stage! The work of Ulrich Handl is a sensational discovery!

SAND - (BLACK) DESERT NAVIGATION (LP/ROTORELIEF)

Pressed on BLACK VINYL, here's a remastered reissue of this electronic/experimental krautrock album, previously issued in 2011.

SAND - GOLEM (BLACK) (LP/ROTORELIEF)

On BLACK VINYL, this is a remastered reissue of a highly rated experimental/electronic krautrock album, originally released by the Berlin-based Delta-Acustic label in 1974.

SILVER APPLES - (BLACK/COL) CONTACT (LP/ROTORELIEF)

The classic 1969 sophomore album by the Silver Apples gets reissued with remastered sound. This edition is pressed on BLACK VINYL and presented with reproduced full-colour artwork! (No gatefold!)

SILVER APPLES - (BLACK/COL) SILVER APPLES (LP/ROTORELIEF)

The classic 1968 debut-album by the Silver Apples gets reissued with remastered sound. This edition is pressed on BLACK VINYL and presented with a colour cover. (No gatefold!)

SILVER APPLES - (BLACK/GF) CONTACT (LP/ROTORELIEF)

The classic 1969 sophomore album by the Silver Apples gets reissued with remastered sound. This edition is pressed on BLACK VINYL and presented in a gatefold sleeve with the original design in SILVER PRINT!

SILVER APPLES - (BLACK/GF) SILVER APPLES (LP/ROTORELIEF)

The classic 1968 debut-album by the Silver Apples gets reissued with remastered sound. This edition is pressed on BLACK VINYL and packaged in a metallic gatefold cover.

PETERS, SURYA KRIS - HOLY HOLY HOLY (LP/ELECTRIC MAGIC)

'Holy Holy Holy' is the second solo album by the Samsara Blues Experiment's Christian Peters. Once again, this work collects two previous releases (digitally released EP's), of which the first one featured the 20-minute modular synthesizer jam 'Modular Mono Logic' from June 2016. The second EP, from November 2016, featured different styles, including the title track 'Schorfheide Blues', a rock song roughly reminding of 'The Desert Sessions', which may very well be the strangest track here.

GOLDEN CUP - FUTURA (LP/GRANDANGOLO)

Luca Massolin is an active figure from the young generation of outsider musicians. His sound, focusing on string instruments (guitar, bass, mandolin), voice and analogue electronics, is mainly influenced by the first electronic music pioneers, early '70s guitar rock and cosmic improvisation, minimalism, and free jazz. Through his solo recordings and live performances, as well as his involvement in Golden Jooklo Age and Neokarma Jooklo Experience, he developed a powerful, personal sound, intended to evoke images and visions.

HEROIN IN TAHITI - REMORIA (LP/GRANDANGOLO)

Heroin In Tahiti is a psychedelic death surf duo from Rome, Italy, comprising Valerio Mattioli and Francesco de Figuereido. On this highly entertaining album they explore the negative occult side of their native city.

HORIZON - TALES FROM HYDRA CLUSTER (LP/NASONI)

The second album by the Spanish space/stoner trio. 'Tales From Hydra Cluster' may be slightly more dense than its predecessor, with songs that could be defined as classic stoner, but the essence of '70s space and psychedelic rock is still present big time.

LIQUID SOUND COMPANY - EXPLORING THE PSYCHEDELIC (LP/NASONI)

Reissue of 300 copies on splatter vinyl. Originally released in 1996 by Rockadelic Records, this album can be regarded as a milestone of 1990s psychedelia. It offers a mindblowing mixture of psych, space rock, West Coast sounds, Middle Eastern scales, spaced lyrics and cosmic vibes.

BUDDHA SENTENZA - SEMPAHORA (BLACK) (LP/WORLD IN SOUND)

Buddha Sentenza is a krautrock collective from Heidelberg, Germany. The searing guitars, swirling Hammond organ and violin parts, and pounding drums create psych-prog realms and melt a nebulous cloud of loosely jammed, spaced-out atmospheres with catchy desert rock riffs. For fans of Monkey3, My Sleeping Karma, Kollektiv, Embryo or Guru Guru. This is the BLACK VINYL edition.

TRAPPIST AFTERLAND BAND - LIKE A BEEHIVE, THE HILL WAS ALIVE (LP/POINTY LITTLE H)

Formed in 2010, Trappist Afterland (Band) is the psychedelic folk project fueled by the religious ruminations of songwriter and multi instrumentalist Adam Cole (oud, guitar, lute, tanpura, bodhran, vocals), who's joined by Phil Coyle (tabla, frame drum, vocals), Nicholas Albanis (bell, citern, hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery) and Lachie Henderson (acoustic guitar). Although the influence of folk music from various sectors around the world can be heard (the British folk revival, '70s acid folk, gamelan music, Middle Eastern music, Indian raga), the band maintains a unique and almost otherworldly quality. With lyrical explorations delving into Gnosticism, Christian mysticism and other esoteric themes, Trappist Afterland still manages to keep its music firmly grounded in the present, yet revealing a timeless quality.

POP/ROCK

EN ATTENDANT ANA - SONGS FROM THE CAVE (12"/NOMINAL)

The 2016 cassette release by this Parisian quintet gets issued on a 12-inch vinyl platter, mastered at 45rpm. The six songs are influenced by UK indie bands s.a. Electrelane, Pram and Stereolab, the spirit of the Scottish '80s scene and the early days of New Zealand's Flying Nun label. This edition is limited to 300 copies.

ZEA - MOARN GEAN IK DEA (LP/MAKKUM/SUBROUTI)

'Moarn Gean Ik Dea' (Tomorrow I Will Die), a co-release between Zea's own Makkum Records and Subroutine Records, more rugged and gloomy than his earlier albums, but it's also open and protrusive. There is no black hole pulling you into the centre of this record since the pulse and the melodies keep you swirling around it. When English is a language Zea aka Arnold de Boer can look at from a distance, play with and treat like a meaningful game, Frisian is direct and part of his body; his English lyrics, for Zea and The Ex, are plucked from the air, these Frisian songs are pulled from the ground.

HONEYMOON COWBOYS LIBERATING THE WEST - STILL (BLACK) (LP/ROTORELIEF)

Limited to 400 copies on BLACK VINYL, here's an interesting '80s influenced new wave/post-punk album from Belgium, originally issued in 2016. Featuring members of Siglo XX.

METAL/HARDROCK

WITCH RITUAL - RISING DOOM (BLACK/WHITE/RED) (LP/DHU RECORDS)

Limited 'Rising Doom' edition of 90 copies on BLACK/WHITE VINYL. Heavy riffs and demanding, powerful female vocals, woven into occult dirges are what make Witch Ritual's debut-EP 'Rising Doom' such a strong and evocative release.

GHOST BATH - (SILVER) STARMOURNER (2LP) (LP/NORTHERN SILENC)

Where Ghost Bath's critically acclaimed 'Moonlover' album (the first part of a trilogy) explored melancholy, sorrow, earth, purgatory and tragedy, the band's opus 'Starmourner' focuses on joy, the cosmos, paradise and ecstasy. With over 72 minutes of heavy, melodic, and dramatic black metal, it's Ghost Bath's most ambitious undertaking yet. Limited to 441 copies on silver vinyl.

WOUNDED - SUNSET (2LP/BLACK) (LP/OFF THE RECORD)

Ranging from new-wave to post-rock and gothic metal, each song on The Wounded's 2017 album has a different character, witnessing the biographical stories of you and me. Suitable for fans of Tiamat, HIM and My Dying Bride, this edition is limited to 300 DOUBLE-LP's on BLACK VINYL.

SATURNA - LOST IN TIME (BLACK) (LP/WORLD IN SOUND)

Saturna's third full-length bursts with the vibes of 1970s hard rock legends such as Buffalo, Bloodrock and Led Zep with, additionally, an excessive fresh and fiery feeling. If you feel that today's rock heroes like Wolfmother, Radio Moscow or Horisont sound fresh, your mind will be blown by Saturna's catchiness and the band's remarkable old-school hard rock vocals, bluesy guitar solos, and very well-adjusted rhythm section. Edition on BLACK VINYL.

GARAGE/PUNK/BEAT/SURF/ROCK'N'ROLL

VARIOUS - THESAURUS, VOL. 1: LABEL FRANCE D.M.F. (2LP) (LP/CAMELEON)

'RARES ENREGISTREMENTS DE GROUPES FRANÇAIS PARUS DE 1964-1968 SURE LE LABEL D.M.F.' - A double-LP compilation featuring 28 rare tracks of surf, beat, garage and rock'n'roll from the catalogue/vaults of the French '60s label D.M.F. Order fast, only a limited quantity available. SIDE 1: 1. Les Shazams - Brigitte 2. Les Vikings - Vikings 3. Les Leaders - Eureka 4. Les Copains - Crazy Boys 5. The Showers - Mule Skinner Blues 6. Les Frénétiques - Qui Te Le Dira 7. Les Tims - Roll Over Beethoven SIDE 2: 1. Les Rock's Juniors - Oh Dis Eddy 2. Les Guitares Magiques - Le Jour, La Nuit 3. Les Eclipses - Hippy Hippy Shake 4. Les Mediums - Play With Fire 5. Les Atlas - Orange Fire 6. The Sparkles - Tell Me (You're Coming Back) 7. The Black Stivers - Black Dance SIDE 3: 1. Les Fauvels - Je T'avais Dit 2. The Moody Stones - Baby Jean 3. The Spirits - Gin 4 4. Les Bourgeois De Calais - Talking About My Girl 5. Les Cyclones - Baby Face 6. The Bin's -Fou De Toi 7. Gougnou - C'est Bien Fait Pour Moi SIDE 4: 1. Les Fennecks - Pourquoi Ce Soir 2. Les Jerrys - Nadine 3. Les Senders - Good Stark 4. Les Fraises Des Bois - You Better Run 5. Les Lionets - Nobody But You 6. Les Atlas - N'oublie Jamais 7. Bob Christian - Le Cobra

DEEP SIX - BRAND NEW DAY/GOODBYE YESTERDAY (7"/HEAVY SOUL)

 

FIREBEATS LTD. - ON STAGE (7"/PURE LUST PRODU)

The sound of Norway's '60s garage/beat/mod heroes The Firebeats Inc. revisited by Per Oydir (Euroboys. Peter Berry & The Shake Set, The Indikation) and a handful of highly skilled musicians, for the occasion using the Firebeats Ltd. moniker. 'On Stage' creates that true Firebeats Inc. vibe like it's 1966 all over again. Expect the authentic instrumentation, Accuset PA and the neat beat suits. Put this 7-inch on your turntable and experience the true live feeling of Oslo, 1966!

FOR THE LOVE OF IVY - FOR THE LOVE OF IVY (7"/PURE LUST PRODU)

What do you expect from a band that took its name from a GUN CLUB song? Exactly! So, housed in a great cardboard cover, here's the 4-track debut-EP by an ace band from Oslo. For the love of rock'n'roll. For the love of twangy guitars. For the love of sweat dripping stage antics. For The Love Of Ivy. SIDE A: 1. I Wanna Do This Again 2. Breathless SIDE B: 1. Domina 2. Burial Bop

KINGS OF HONG KONG - STRANGE THING (LP/TRASH WAX)

The Kings Of Hong Kong's perfect blend of trashy garage punk and raw rockabilly really hits the spot. Hailing from the Midlands in the UK, the band has taken the scene by storm, playing sold out gigs in London, Scotland, the South Coast as well as on the continent. Expect a dash of Mummies, a bit of Cramps and a whole heap of Link Wray styled power chords, all crammed into 11 high octane tracks of pure rockin' mayhem! Oh, and they wear masks too!

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/GOTHIC

BRUME (FRANCE) - AUTOPORTRAIT (BLACK) (LP/ROTORELIEF)

Limited to 400 copies on BLACK VINYL, this is a reissue of a noteworthy cassette release from 1991.

BLACKHOUSE - MATERIAL WORLD (LP/STEINKLANG)

On vinyl for the first time, here's a reissue of the 1990 album by the Christian industrial project Blackhouse. Limited to 70 copies.

DISSECTING TABLE & MAURIZIO BIANCHI - ANNIHILATION (LP/STEINKLANG)

A collaborational album between two legendary Japanese and Italian industrial artists, Ichiro Tsuji and Maurizio Bianchi. The music was recorded at the Opera House in winter 2015/2016. This edition is limited to 70 copies.

L'EFFET C'EST MOI - ISIDE PANTHEA (LP/STEINKLANG)

The sixth album by the Italian martial industrial/neo-classical/darkwave project of Emanuele Buresta.

AIRAKSINEN, PEKKA - VITAMINS (2LP) (LP/ONE POINT LIFE)

These recordings from 1975 (remixed in 2017) feature experimental electronic compositions about vitamins and minerals, and also about Freud, Picasso, Platon, Gandhi and others. DOUBLE-LP!

URBAIN AUTOPSY - (BLACK) FROM SOMEWHERE TO NOWHERE (2LP) (LP/ROTORELIEF)

Limited to 400 copies on BLACK VINYL, this is a reissue of a French electronic/industrial cult tape release, originally from 1987.

PALAIS IDEAL - THE FUTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED (10") (10"/DARK VINYL)

In designing the Palais Ideal, John Edwards (guitars, vocals, synths, programming) and Richard van Kruysdijk (bass, baritone guitar, backing vocals, synths, programming) have joined ranks with bands such as Editors, She Past Away, Lebanon Hanover, Trentemller and Ikon, who have also drawn inspiration from works by The Cure, New Order, The Sound and the Sisters of Mercy. As music and producers, both members have worked on projects for independent and major labels and collaborated with members of Bauhaus, Tuxedomoon, Christian Death, The Legendary Pink Dots, Clan of Xymox and Swans.

AFRO-BEAT/WORLD/LATIN

KO SHIN MOON - KO SHIN MOON (LP/AKUPHONE)

Blurring the lines between time and space, Ko Shin Moon blends acoustic instruments from various corners of the world with analogue devices, traditional music, electronic arrangements, sampling and field recordings. Like the soundtrack for a patchwork journey, the band's first album conveys along a succession of hybrid territories, imaginary landscapes in sound and multicoloured collages. Whether it's acid dabke, Turkish-Greek disco, cosmic raï, new beat molam, Tibetan ambient, synth wave Hindi filmi or rickshaw dance music: the future sound has no borders! SIDE 1: 01. Zaffa 02. Ciftetelli 03. Uber Cifetelli 04. Dua 05. Dabke91 06. Pashto/Karachi 2000 07. Gabbar Singh SIDE 2: 01. Lam Samai Dao 02. Klong Yao Dancing/Klong Yao Racing 03. Lune De Koshi 04. 14 Kumpa 05. Outro Gompa

VARIOUS - POP MAKOSSA (2LP) (LP/ANALOG AFRICA)

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THE INVASIVE DANCE BEAT OF CAMEROON 1976-1984' - An explosive
compilation highlighting the era when funk and disco sounds
began to infiltrate Cameroon's Makossa style. The beat that
holds everything together originate's from the Sawa people's
rhythms. When these rhythms collided with merengue, high-life,
Congolese rumba, and, later, funk and disco, modern Makossa was
born. Makossa, the beat that long before football, managed to
unify the whole of Cameroon. Some of the greatest Makossa hits
incorporated the electrifying guitars and tight grooves of
funk, while others were laced with cosmic synth flourishes.
However, most of this music's vibe came down to the bass, and
'Pop Makossa' demonstrates why many Cameroonian bass players
are among the most revered in the world.
TRACKS:
01. Pop Makossa Invasion - Dream Stars 
02. Yaoundé Girls - Mystic Djim & The Spirits 
03. Nen Lambo - Bill Loko 
04. Sanaga Calypso - Pasteur Lappé
05. M'ongele M'am - Eko 
06. Ngon Engap - Olinga Gaston
07. Ye Medjuie - Emmanuel Kahe et Jeanette Kemogne
08. Mininga Meyong Mese - Nkodo Si-Tony
09. The Sekele Movement - Pasteur Lappé
10. Mussoliki - Bernard Ntone 
11. More Love - Pat' Ndoye
12. Africa - Clément Djimogne

 

VARIOUS - UN SALUDO! MEXICAN SOUNDSYSTEM CUMBIA IN LA (LP/SONGS FROM HOME)

The first ever vinyl compilation of cumbia sonidera is full of exuberant, hi-energy productions featuring laser drops, shout outs, and crashing percussion. Including anything from classic accordion covers and reverb drenched Andean harps to futuristic synthed out ballads, cumbia sonidera has emerged as popular folk music, bridging the analogue and digital worlds. Selected from the Discos Barba Azul label's catalogue, the compilation highlights the musical link between Los Angeles and Mexico. Issued with old school offset covers, this run is limited to 500 LP's.

 

 

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