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Dätcha Mandala is a young heavy psychedelic blues band from Bordeaux, sounding like a mixture of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, but also revealing more modern influences.
Portuguese stoner rockers Black Bombaim team up with German free jazz saxophonist Peter Brötzmann for a meeting that was written in the psychedelic skies! The trio used to add a saxophone to its music (usually played by Rodrigo Amado, a leading figure in the Portuguese jazz scene, or the late Steve MacKay of The Stooges), so this collaboration feels both fresh and familiar.
A reissue of the 2009 album. Italian trio BLACK RAINBOWS has established itself as one of the most active fuzz-fueled rock acts in Europe, with four albums, a remarkable handful of EP's (including a split record with L.A.'s space rockers Farflung) and countless tours and festival appearances across the continent. Blending the drive and swagger of '70s hard rock with the sun-baked thickness of '90s stoner rock, BLACK RAINBOWS has managed to create its own sound imprint that could be described as "Hawkwind, MC-5 and Nebula crashing cars in the middle of the Mojave desert".
Celica XX came to life in 2012 in Madrid thanks to the birth of the Triangle Club, the start of the label Discos Calabaza and the split of the band Los Ingenieros Alemanes. On this record, full of shoegaze and psychedelic atmospheres, the band also reveals a more controlled and distorted side, which results in shorter and more aggressive songs.
Jason Simon is best known as the guitarist and singer for the seminal heavy psych band Dead Meadow. On 'Familiar Haunts' Jason takes his love for the haunting Appalachian banjo playing of Dock Boggs and old time Americana folk music to create a heady mix n which wheezing organs come up against Maestro like drum machines and delivers on the weirdness inherent in old folk/country and blues tunes. All the various strains of cosmic psychedelia run through the grooves here, as you'll find when you dip into the opening cut 'The People Dance, The People Sing' with its twanging droning raga-like banjo gliding into wild tangles of heavy swirling clouds of psych bliss.
'Made In The Machine' is a follow up of sorts of 'Mind Control' as it explores the same themes. This 2016 release by the the UK's neo-psych veterans delves even deeper into the surrealistic worlds of sci-fi and space rock, including hints of early kraut and dark psych music. However, it still retains the classic elements of the well known Sun Dial sound which is mainly due to Gary Ramon's guitar work and the band's psychedelic trademark. The vinyl edition is limited to 500 copies.
This ultra limited pressing (only 200 LP's made) celebrates the music released and championed by the great '80s and '90s psych fanzine THE PTOLEMAIC TERRASCOPE. Founded and run by Nick Saloman (a.k.a. Bevis Frond) and Phil McMullen, this great mag dug up outsider music wherever it existed and also included limited edition CD's with the magazine. So here is a second volume of collected works, issued for the first time on vinyl! SIDE 1: 1. Dipsomaniacs - Consume 2. Hood - For A Monent, Lost 3. The Green Pajamas - Emma Is Crying 4. Six Organs Of Admittance - Lament For Summer 5. Broken Dog - Will There Be Drinks? 6. Sharron Kraus - Seedless SIDE 2: 1. Damon & Naomi With Kurihara - Eye Of The Storm 2. The Bevis Frond - Silver 3. Saint Joan - December 4. Pat Orchard - Jacob
Reissue on SPLATTER VINYL, including three previously unissued bonus tracks from 1971, a 2008 reunion recording and a download code! The New Dawn's 'Theres A New Dawn' (originally issued in 1970) has been hailed as one of the rarest and best psych albums to come out of the late '60s/early '70s. Fuzz guitar, minor-chord organ dirges, tender vocals and monumental bass are the calling cards of this private press gem. Like the band's Northwest counterparts, The New Tweedy Brothers and The Sonics, The New Dawn helped to establish a regional musical perspective that is hauntingly addictive.
Formed in 1967 as a psychedelic electronic duo featuring Dan Taylor on drums and Simeon on a homemade synthesizer consisting of 12 oscillators, Silver Apples quickly gained a reputation as New York's leading underground musical expression. The duo's pulsating rhythmic beats with the use of electronics laid the groundwork for what would become Krautrock. The LP 'Silver Apples' was released in 1968 and still remains an innovative and revolutionary album. This first ever reissue with sound from the original tapes is pressed on sky blue vinyl and packaged in a deluxe silver foil tip-on jacket.
GARAGE PUNK/ROCK & ROLL
The Smoggers play scuzzy garage like it was 1966 all over again! Their alter ego Charm Bag owes a different allegiance with a noise that sounds like a 4-way collision between The Gories, The Cramps, Link Wray and The Birthday Party! No Farfisa on this side! Limited to 400 singles on black wax with randomly inserted orange colour copies. Recorded in mono and housed in a rather fetching card sleeve with a glossy finish.
The Staches' brew is made up of solid punk, post-punk and garage influences. And these guys are not afraid to pour in some prog rock or psych either. 'Placid Faces' was recorded in San Francisco by Kelley Stoltz (Sub Pop/Third Man).
Live recordings, dating from winter 1966, of the legendary Greek '60s beat band The Sounds And Tammy (known from 'Girls In The Garage Vol. 5'), released on vinyl for first time. Limited to 200 copies on BLACK VINYL, the LP includes a 6-page insert with unique and rare photos of the era and a biography in both Greek and English.
The second volume in a limited edition series of 10-inch vinyls from Stag-O-Lee, presenting rare and cool 45s (chronologically by year) focusing on primal rock'n'roll, rare rockabilly and rambunctious r&b. Copies of each volume come with a free CD plus bonustracks for the highway cruise in your big block V8. SIDE A: 01. Teddy (Mr. Bear) McRae With Teddy McRae And His Orchestra - Hi Fi Baby 02. Junior Wells - Lovey Dovey Lovely One 03. Jesse Lee Denson - Heart Of A Fool 04. Vincent Maloy - In Deed I Do 05. Danny Andrew - Bongo Boy 06. Al Casey - Guitar Man SIDE B: 01. Skeeter Bonn - Chained 02. Ray Anderson - Living Too Fast 03. Haskell May & The Sundowners - Party Line 04. Roy James - Rock'n'Roll Mama 05. Teddy (Mr. Bear) McRae With Teddy McRae & His Orchestra - Hold Out Baby 06. Wesley Hardin With The Roxters - Anyway BONUS CD CUTS: 01. Johnny Bond - Lay It On The Line 02. Vincent Maloy - Flying Love 03. Dusty Owens & His Rodeo Boys - Hey Honey 04. Burt Keyes With Teddy McRae And His Orchestra - Stop Jivin' Start Drivin' 05. Lee Emerson - Start All Over
Edition of 250 copies on BLACK VINYL. As the history books tell it, Cuby + Blizzards were the greatest blues band to ever come out of the Netherlands. That may well be true, but to pigeonhole them simply as a "blues band" is to sell them short. Cuby + Blizzards' best records twisted and pulled against the rigid restraints of the blues to create an expressive, personal style that was as unique and idiosyncratic as the personalities that made up the band. The group was based around the opposing magnetic poles of singer Harry Muskee, lead guitarist Eelco Gelling and bassist Willy Middel, and over the years featured the talents of an array of musicians including Dick Beekman (Ro-d-ys), Hans Waterman (later of Solution) and the mercurial Herman Brood. Much of C+B's most memorable work was to be found on their singles. 'Window Of My Eyes: Their Sixties 45s' gathers together the original mono mixes of all of those 1965-69 45 releases on a magnificent two-LP collection dynamically remastered from the original master tapes. The two 180 gram discs are packaged in a deluxe gatefold cover including shots of all the original picture sleeves, an insert with rare photos and full liner notes by Mike Stax (Ugly Things magazine), including new interviews with Hans Waterman and Jaap van Eik (later of Trace) of the Blizzards. SIDE 1: 1. Stumble And Fall 2. I'm So Restless 3. L.S.D. (Got A Million Dollars) 4. Your Body, Not Your Soul 5. Back Home (A Man) 6. Sweet Mary SIDE 2: 1. You Don't Know 2. Richard Cory 3. Just For Fun 4. Things I Remember 5. Another Day, Another Road 6. Feeling Like A Suitcase 7. Distant Smile SIDE 3: 1. Don't Know Which Way To Go 2. The Sunshine Of Your Shadow 3. Crying Tears 4. Window Of My Eyes 5. Checking Up On My Baby 6. Nostalgic Toilet SIDE 4: 1. 116 A Queensway 2. Another Land 3. Somebody Will Know Someday 4. Appleknockers Flophouse 5. Because Of Illness
A compilation of studio singles from Chicago blues artist Howlin' Wolf, recorded in the period 1954-1965. TRACKS: 1. DOWN IN THE BOTTOM 2. NO PLACE TO GO 3. SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD 4. SMOKESTACK LIGHTNIN' 5. THE RED ROOSTER 6. SPOONFUL 7. KILLING FLOOR 8. DO THE DOO 9. I AIN'T SUPERSTITIOUS 10. WHO'S BEEN TALKING 11. THREE HUNDRED POUNDS OF JOY 12. BACK DOOR MAN 13. WANG DANG DOODLE
A coloured vinyl reissue of a remarkable 1967 blues LP featuring Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley. The record was produced by Willie Dixon. Long form jams roll on in a trance as the trio of blues legends flex egos, talking shit to each other, trading off leads and ducking blasts of unexpected wah-wah guitar lines. Songs are peppered with an incredible level of banter between the trio of bandleaders that predicts the call and response sing-talking of early hip hop, laced with random screams in the background that teeter between celebration & danger. The record is special enough as a stand-alone document of this meeting/melting of the minds before you find out the backing band consists of Hubert Sumlin, Otis Spann and freaking Buddy Guy.
A vinyl reissue of Etta James' landmark album from 1960, including 4 bonus cuts.
Limited to 250 copies on 180-GRAM TRANSPARENT GREEN VINYL, here's a reissue of the eponymous debut-LP by legendary Dutch punk pioneers Ivy Green, originally issued by WEA's short-lived subsidiary Pogo in 1978. Ivy Green's simple but charismatic rock & roll was raw and fast enough to propel them right into the vanguard of the fledgling punk rock movement of the day. This edition, featuring remastered sound and reproduced artwork, includes two bonus tracks and liner notes by Dutch rock journalist Swie Tio.
'DUTCH PUNK 1977-1983' - The image the term "Dutch punk" conjures up for many is that of the pitched battles during the squat clearances and the coronation of Queen Beatrix, in 1980. This is a shame as the equally tough, committed music that the Dutch punks made tends to get overlooked. Prey to many socio and economic forces, and often having to rely on its own ingenuity, Dutch punk was one of the most resilient and flexible of musical movements, spawning bands as brilliant as Ivy Green, Rondos, and as durable as Mecano Ltd. and The Ex. Luckily Pseudonym Records have released 'I Don't Care', a comprehensive collection brimful of brilliant, spiky and often innovative music. Exclusively restored, courtesy of dynamic 24 bit remastering from the original master tapes, and benefitting from an audiophile pressing on high quality 180 gram vinyl, this double LP compilation is a real "must-have" for collectors. The 37 tracks both highlight key players, and give a comprehensive overview of Dutch punk's finest and most interesting moments. This double LP also boasts 4 previously unreleased tracks and versions, an entertaining overview of the musical history of Dutch punk, and a wealth of obscure photos and related memorabilia. Compiled more or less in release order, and spanning the years 1977 to 1983, it also serves as a brilliant starting point for the curious, or those punk historians who may have overlooked the music that these turbulent years in the Netherlands unleashed. This compilation is housed in a deluxe 380 gram carton gatefold sleeve, and the cover is drawn by legendary "punk" illustrator Joost Swarte, who designed a number of classic punk covers. Limited to 250 copies on black vinyl. SIDE 1: 1. IVY GREEN - Wap Shoo Wap (I'm Sure We're Gonna Make It) 2. SPEEDTWINS - Football Song 3. THE FLYIN' SPIDERZ - City Boy 4. SUZANNES - Teenage Abortion 5. SUZANNES - Hippie 6. PANIC - Requiem For Martin Heidegger (Demo Version) 7. THE SOFTIES - Suicide Pilot (Demo Version) 8. PAUL TORNADO - Van Agt Casanova 9. TEDJE & DE FLIKKERS - Stukje Lul SIDE 2: 1. RONDOS - A Black And White Statement 2. RONDOS - I Got No Time 3. THE BROMMERS - Miracles 4. THE VOPO'S - I'm So Glad The King Is Dead 5. THE VOPO'S - Menten 6. BLITZZ - So Free 7. THE EX - Human Car 8. MORT SUBITE - Ich Liebe Ulrike 9. TEDJE & DE FLIKKERS - Ik Ben Een Hoer SIDE 3: 1. LULLABIES - Cops In The Street 2. THE STUDS - Electric Chair Execution 3. THE DUMMIES - Animal Games Part 1 (Previously Unreleased) 4. THE DUMMIES - Animal Games Part 2 (Previously Unreleased) 5. BVD - Look Out The Cops (Are Coming) (Mono) 6. COITUS INT. - I Shouldn't Go 7. THE MIRANDA'S - Oh Zit Dat Zo! (Mono) 8. THE MIRANDA'S - Do The Blitz (Mono) 9. THE NIXE - You Say SIDE 4: 1. THE SQUATS - Chaos In Nijmegen 2. THE SQUATS - We Hate School 3. THE NIXE - Searching (Mono) 4. DE STRAKS - Ik Heb Nooit Gelijk 5. RAKKETAX - Occasion 6. THE NITWITZ - Artificial Smile 7. CHEAP 'N' NASTY - Cover Girl 8. PRIME MINISTERS - Teenage Depression 9. KOTX - Before You Go 10. FRITES MODERN - Sesamstraat
"If you stare into the void, the void stares back at you." This bit of Nietzeschean paraphrasing aptly summarizes what Indiana riffmeisters VOID KING are up to on their debut album, 'There Is Nothing'. Boldly confronting our present level of awareness, VOID KING takes us on to new heights, with vocalist Jason Kindred leading us on a spiritual expedition. Even the riff lord himself, Kirk Windstein, compared Void King to early Danzig. Limited to 300 copies on BLACK VINYL.
The noisy eponymous second album from the Rotterdam-based trio, co-released with Katzwijm Records.
Keiko Shichijo is a Japanese pianist based in Amsterdam. She focuses on both historical performances and music from 20th and 21st century. This EP contains works that are based on piano music from 1906, written by Armenian componist Komitas Vardapet for a cycle of dances. The material was recorded in Amsterdam by Arnold de Boer (nowadays singer of The Ex). The piano used is a Steinweg Nachf, built in 1880. This edition is limited to 300 copies.
Australian guitar hero Chris Masuak returns to his rock-pop roots with 'Brujita', an album featuring his crack Spanish band The Viveiro Wave Riders. As a member of the classic line-up of pioneering Aussies Radio Birdman's, Masuak has been involved in some of Australia's most noted rock bands, including Screaming Tribesmen, New Christs and Hitmen. Limited edition of 300 copies.
OK Vancouver OK is a Canadian indie rock band from Vancouver B.C., active since 2004 and often described as "anti-capitalist indie music with an environmental message". The group has been compared to a.o. Talking Heads, The Velvet Underground, Beat Happening, Joy Division and Daniel Johnston.
The awaited debut-album by Sylvain Kalb, the influential French guitarist. From Crane Angels to the members of J.C. Satàn, everyone in the prolific scene of the French south-west speaks highly of Sylvain. It's time to discover his world made of lightness!
This collection of powerpop, mod and new wave rarities from the years 1975-1986, previously popular in its CD-version, appears on vinyl for the first time! TRACKS: 01. THE INVADERS - BEST THING I EVER DID (NEW FUTURE) (3:15) 02. THE BOYFRIENDS - I'M IN LOVE TODAY (2:54) 03. THE DISTRACTIONS - IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME (2:45) 04. LAST STAND -JUST A NUMBER (2:45) 05. REALLY 3RDS - EVERYDAY, EVERYWAY (2:51) 06. SEVENTEEN - DON'T LET GO (3:35) 07. THE DONKEYS - DON'T GO (3:21) 08. SLOWGUNS - TV MOVIE (3:41) 09. THE STOWAWAYS - I WANNA BE ME (2:46) 10. TONIGHT - MONEY THAT'S YOUR PROBLEM (2:05) 11. TOURS - TOURIST INFORMATION (2:05) 12. THE KICK! - LET'S GET BACK TOGETHER (2:57)
This collection of powerpop, mod and new wave rarities from the years 1975-1986, previously popular in its CD-version, appears on vinyl for the first time! TRACKS: 01. THE SHIVVERS - TEEN LINE (3:36) 02. HOLLY & THE ITALIANS - CHAPEL OF LOVE (2:46) 03. THE INFIDELS - A THOUSAND YEARS AGO (3:42) 04. THE NOTES - ROUGH SCHOOL YEAR (4:20) 05. GARY CHARLSON - REAL LIVE SAVER (3:20) 06. REVOLVER - SOME OTHER GUY (1:55) 07. REACTION FORMATION - LOOKING AT YOU (2:19) 08. THE POP - WAIT A MINUTE (2:08) 09. THE MARSHALLS - AM (2:45) 10. SVT - HEART OF STONE (3:19) 11. THE ZIPPERS - SHE'S A REBEL (2:34) 12. THE SECRETS - IT'S YOUR HEART TONIGHT (3:12)
Maybe it's not commonly known that Alessandro Alessandroni, the Master of Italian library music, also composed several scores for '60s, '70s and '80s "genre" movies including poliziotteschi, sexy comedies, spaghetti westerns, horror movies and thrillers. Among these, 'Sangue Di Sbirro' ('Bloody Avenger') is certainly one of the most prestigious works. This flick is an Italian film noir set in Philadelphia, in which the maestro's jazz-funk background meets deep soul and black music. The sounds and arrangements are typical for blaxploitation movies (including an original reinterpretation of 'Shaft's Theme'), but with a proud Italian touch.
Recorded in Rome at the famous RCA Studios, 'Sortilegio' is a dark and esoteric score composed by Silvano D'Auria. The soundtrack casts a fine blend of jazz-funk and prog-rock elements, and features some of the greatest session musicians of those times including Silvano Chimenti (his fuzzy guitars are unmistakable). One of the most mysterious movies of the golden age of Italian cinema, 'Sortilegio' is a visionary horror movie directed by Nardo Bonomi. The movie has never been distributed and is to be considered definitively lost. Fortunately the soundtrack of the movie survived, resulting in its very first release with restored sound.
The work of Enrico Gabrielli (Calibro 35, P.J. Harvey, The Winstons, etc.) and that of Junkfood have crossed paths several times in the past in a variety of contexts and collaborations. But never have the two entities, so to speak, been under the same roof. 'Italian Masters' is an album dedicated to some of the greatest Italian composers of film scores. The result exceeds expectations, where the beautiful music of Umiliani, Morricone and Trovajoli are distorted and filtered by the sensitivity of the quintet, while maintaining their unmistakable identity. This is a real gem that is as much for the fanatics of film music as the newbies called to those shores by the sirens of Gabrielli and Junkfood.
Featuring guitarists, djembe players, flute artists, and spoken word assassins, Soweto's BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness) releases a truly explosive and sensational EP, reminiscent of Fela's Afrobeat. Artistic heirs to Philip "Malombo" Tabane and Batsumi, they seek to give a contemporary voice to the ancestral traditions of indigenous peoples. Jazz sounds of 1970s and '80s productions have been replaced by hip-hop influences and a punk-rock energy. Get it!
Repress with new cover artwork! Compilation of early gospel recordings spanning from 1927-1955. Sanctified blues by the Two Gospel Keys, Mother McCollum, Blind Rosevelt Graves, Lottie Bracey, Sister O.M Terrell & Rev. IB Ware, beautiful slow country gospel by the Anglin Brothers & Delmore Brothers, intense vocal performances by the New Gospel Keys, Elder Richard Briant & the Silent Grove Baptist Church Congregation, & much more! All killer no filler compilation that rocks hard & gets deep & sad too. Old school "tip on" cover.
AVANT GARDE/FREE JAZZ
Before the start of Heliopolar Egg's 1976 tour of the Far East, the band (including Hartmut Geerken) did a dress rehearsal in Kabul. This DOUBLE-LP contains live recordings of that occasion, taped with a Uher recorder. The music ws played on piano strings, sun harp, gongs, singing bowls, Tibetan tshinkas and boo-chals, bells, wood blocks, iron chains, monkey drums, etc., and there are voices too.
Two amazing and mind-blowing gems (originally released individually in 1971 in ultra-limited editions) by American David H. Kimball (also going by the pseudonym of Peymont) and Riccardo A. Luciani (who, for contractual reasons, could not use his name). Another two tracks are composed by Serena Marega. Abstract, mysterious, evocative, experimental, futuristic and avant-psychedelic, 'Atmosfere' is a fascinating electro-acoustic, industrial, dreamy journey that stands out as one of the most original and unusual examples of Italian psychedelia.
The artistic achievement of Egisto Macchi was avant-garde not only for his immense talent and brilliance but for the quality that has managed to infuse every language he used, ranging from instrumental and symphonic music, musical theater, to library sounds more varied and articulated. Towering over all his passion and commitment, is the great inner need to break down the sectarian walls of thinking within categories. He had sensed that beauty could be located anywhere and that the biggest task entrusted to an artist was to leave the surface, always. Originally released on the Ayna label in 1975. Edition on BLACK VINYL.
The artistic achievement of Egisto Macchi was avant-garde not only for his immense talent and brilliance, but for the quality that has managed to infuse every language he used, ranging from instrumental music, symphonic music and musical theater to library sounds more varied and articulated. Towering over all his passion and commitment is the great inner need to break down the sectarian walls of thinking within categories. He had sensed that beauty could be located anywhere and that the biggest task entrusted to an artist was to leave the surface, always. Originally released on the Ayna label in 1976. Edition on BLACK VINYL.
In 1991 The Legendary Pink Dots released 'The Maria Dimension', an album most accurately described in the band's own lexicon as 'kaleidoscopic'. The music fatured a blend of electronics, guitar and voice, with a generous helping of sitar, brass and woodwind instruments. The songs were recorded at the band's home studio following four weeks of improvisation and experimentation. This DOUBLE-LP edition of the album is presented in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with tip-on printing. The lyrics, tracklist and a band photo are printed on the inner sleeves.
In the summer of 1990 the Dots entered the studio on a high as 'The Crushed Velvet Apocalypse' seemed to be embraced by a broad audience. Their label Play It Again Sam had been generous with the budget for a new record (1991's 'The Maria Dimension'), and there was a spirit of daring adventure firing up the band. Presented on this DOUBLE-LP are sessions captured on a small tape recorder placed in the middle of the studio.
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