Welcome to the Spot Light! This week's releases include some psychedelia of the trippiest kind, danceable exotica, pulsating krautrock, epic heavy riffs, complex post-rock, Japanese rock/garage/surf/trash, greasy late '50s rhythm & blues and early soul, instrumental surf, no/new-wave, loud and snotty rock'n'roll, infectious experimental, punk classics, Italian thrash, sludge, blackened death & instrumental doom metal and shoegaze. Add to that a few ragers of shows coming up, so no need to stay home this month!
Dorian Pimpernel only seems to be working with one goal in mind: restart the machine that once made us dream and go into ecstasy. Inspired first and foremost by the first wave of scholar psychedelia (Sgt. Peppers, S.F. Sorrow, An Electric Storm by White Noise, The United States of America by The United States of America), then by the second wave which stormed during the 70s ("building bridges between Canterbury and Düsseldorf" - that is to say between Kevin Ayers and Kraftwerk - is one of their few self-avowed projects), then by the big, more or less famous names of library and film of the golden age era (Morricone, Basil Kirchin...), eventually by the thousands of haunted instruments (rare or very rare synths, old guitars) that populate their curiosity cabinet shaped studio.
Listen to 'Ovlare' HERE.
Double LP on marbled vinyl in a beautiful fold-out cover, limited to 1000 copies. An exciting live album, recorded in Austria 2013. The sound is really unpolished, wild and direct, recorded on stage with a stereo microphone. This is psychedelia of the trippiest kind. The symbiosis between audience and band is stunning and everything ends up in wild, hypnotic ecstasy!! Yes, 'Mind Explosion' captures the unique live-intensity of Electric Moon in full glory and all its trippiness! The beautiful cover is once again designed by Lulu Artwork (the bass player Komet Lulu of Electric Moon). Tracklist: 1. Trip To The Moon (21:42) 2. Kaleidoscopeephole (22:10) 3. The Picture (17:01) 4. Mind Explosion (18:49)
Listen to 'Trip to the Moon' HERE.
Limited edition, 2LP, 180 gram vinyl, gatefold sleeve, 200 copies on black vinyl and including CD and 2 screenprints with lyrics. On their second album 'Atman' the band stretches the limits of their musical universe. With more musical skills and a production right on the spot, recorded and mixed, using an entirely analog process. Inevitable and infinite is their cosmic journey. Rooted in glorious rock history, but always their creative eye on the future. Their search has led to an unprecedented dynamic sound and colour. The catchy songs come straight from the heart and will touch you deep in your soul. Layer upon layer vocals, guitar, organ and many other instruments are added to the solid foundation of drums and bass. Compelling riffs and hypnotic grooves drag the space rock away from the mountain peaks and bring her down toward the fertile marshes in the valley of the acid blues. Twinkling psychedelia mixes with danceable exotica and pulsating krautrock whispers her love in the ear of the seductive pop song. Just listen to live audience favorite 'Death of the Real' or their magnum opus 'Atman', title song of the album, clocking on 20:10 minutes. The Good Hand will make you gasp for breath. Ahh well... if you really need references... might be some influences veering from Queens Of The Stone Age, Black Mountain, Amon Düül II, Uncle Acid & the Dead Beats to Hawkwind via Sabbath and even Radiohead.
Watch the official video for 'The Death of the Real' HERE.
The debut of Prisma Circus unleashes a truly wild and authentic 1970's atmosphere and energy. This album by the Spanish heavy-psychedelic trio was recorded on analogue equipment, reflecting the organic warmth and magic which made the harder, classic, guitar-driven rock from 1968 legendary. Almost all of the 8 songs, each 3-6 mins in lengths, contains at least one musical overkill section; for all those who feel the need for more speed in drums and arrangements than Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix came up with, beware! It's served here massively. Woven in are remarkably catchy and spheric passages. With this timeless top album, and in expectation of excessive live shows, every fan of intense and well performed guitar rock should keep an eye on Prisma Circus! TRACKLIST: 1. The Mirror 07:01 2. John Doe's Paranoia 03:36 3. Born in a Red House 04:37 4. Napalm 06:06 5. Asylum's gate 04:50 6. Cain 04:55 7. Onyx Star 04:19 8. Joseph Merrick (The Elephant Man) 06:23
Listen to 'Reminiscences' HERE.
LP EDITION plus POSTER! 'Oscuropasso' is the second album of Italian hard rock trio Doctor Cyclops. In a genre in which it seems as if since Black Sabbath most everything has had been said, these folks come up with a very intense and exciting album. Their actual output offers a pure 1973 retro feeling, with epic heavy riffs and rhythms melting with psychedelic, progressive breaks, making you dive into their euphoric guitar soundscapes. The atmospherically well balanced vocals create an important reference point in the five arrangement-extensive songs, ranging in length from 6 to 16 minutes. The well produced and exciting spectrum of complexity and catchiness makes this album grow more and more after each listen and leads all those who like it HEAVY toward deep satisfaction! Tracklist: 1. Waterfalls 6:10 2. The Monk 10:01 3. Angel Saviour in The Cannibal House 6:52 4. Cobweb Hands 7:18 5. Rotten Trolls 15:50.
Listen to 'Oscuropasso' HERE.
To say that the Hard-Ons are an Australian underground rock institution would be an understatement. But did you know that Ray and Blackie, the two mainstays of that said band, have an equally compelling musical troupe in their repertoire? Nunchukka Superfly is not exactly a household name by any stretch of the imagination. But that is all about to hopefully change. Prepare thyself for the aural adventure that is 'Open Your Eyes To Smoke'. Whereas the Hard-Ons peddled their fine brand of driving punk-metal-pop hybrid, Nunchukka Superfly is an altogether more psychedelic and, may I say, cryptic musical journey. Encompassing the best elements of experimental rock, psychedelia, jazz, avant-garde, new-wave and pure pop, a trippy meander into musical wonderland has never been so ironically concise and fun and so texturally varied. Armed to the teeth with assured and brilliant musicianship, Nunchukka Superfly boasts Julien Crendal, a drumming prodigy barely out of his teens, bristling with sheer innate talent as well as a fine attention to drumming detail, Julien makes a welcome replacement to departed Joel Ellis, who, controversially was asked to leave Nunchukka Superfly when he refused to refer to himself in anything other than third person. Fittingly, Nunchukka Superfly turned to fabled producer Chris Townend (Portishead, Silverchair, Hard-Ons) to polish off these nuggets, renewing a relationship that stretches back further than twenty years with Blackie and Ray. Chris was the first mixer Nunchukka Superfly employed when they rose from the ashes of the Hard-Ons back in 1994. Brace yourself for a fantastically explosive yet melodic psychedelic side-trip that is Nunchukka Superfly's 'Open Your Eyes To Smoke'.
We Stood Like Kings stands where instrumental rock meets classical music. Expect complex post-rock with strong progressive influences, entangled melodies and an adventurous blend of intensity and refinement. From ambient to epic and from moody to bright, We Stood Like King's music is constantly evolving, every new layer blending into an unexpected dimension.
Listen to 'Berlin 1927' HERE.
Limited to 500, handnumbered, copies. Full colour sleeve, artwork by Johnny Montezuma. Third strike of U.K. based Bill Fadden & the Rhythmbusters on Migraine Records and their best so far. After two incredible 45's, the band cut the rug now with 'Glenville Railroad Tracks' and 'the Payback', an absolute stunning Rockabilly twinspin 45', by one of U.K.'s finest...
Rockin all over the country and abroad, takin the crowd by storm in the best known international weekenders as Hemsby, Rockabilly Rave, Rockin Race or High Rockabilly, to name just a few. Tracks: Side A: Torro, My Misery, Black Hearts Club, Ragin' Sea, Take It Easy, Miss Froggie, The Mine. Side B: Let's Get This Chicken Fried, Six Shooter Blues, Carrera Del Desengao, My Bunch Of Lovin' Girl, Wannabes, When I've Got The Blues, Little I.
Check out the official teaser for 'Torro' HERE.
The legendary album series released as a DELUXE 20LP BOX edition including 310 WILD KILLER ROCKERS and all the full colour covers with the hottest pictures and label shots of the original 45s!! Limited to 200 copies. Last chance to get this great series of LPs!
Reissue! Compilation of the Japanese rock/garage/surf/trash scene of the late 90's, compiled by Jackie & the Cedrics man JELLYBEAN, who also made the cover. Featuring JET BOY, DEKISI DO SAOMONS, LULU'S MARBLE, TWEEZERS, THE PEBBLES, GREAT MONGOOSE, GO DEVILS, TEENY CHEETAS, MONEY SPIDERS, GUITAR WOLF, etc. Trackingnumber: A1. Jet Boys - Jet Boy A2. Dixied The Demons - Go Devil Go A3. Lulu's Marble - Blue Mau Mau A4. Tweezers - Starry Eyes A5. Pebbles - Little Latin Lupe Lu A6. Great Mongoose - I Ain't Got You B1. Go Devils - LSD B2. Teeny Cheetas - Run Cheeta Run B3. Money Spiders - I Will Miss You B4. Mach Kung Fu - King Of The Surf B5. Jackie & The Cedrics - Hurry Up B6. Guitar Wolf - Motorcycle Baby.
Last copies! '16 Blues And Rhythm Blasters! Powder And Bullets!'. 16 tracks of greasy late '50s rhythm & blues and early soul recordings, all taken from the original 45rpm records! A great compilation with linernotes from James Ventrella. Highly recommended! Superb artwork. Comes in gatefold cover. Tracks: SIDE A: 1. Guitar Red - Just You And I (Checker) 2. Dell Mack - You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover (Goldband) 3. Bobby Bland - Don't Cry No More (Duke) 4. Johnny (Guitar) Watson - Broke And Lonely (King) 5. Little Daddy Walton & Son - Highway Blues (Big Hit) 6. Jimmy Hughes - Neighbor, Neighbor (Fame) 7. Billy Boy - I Wish I Would (Vivid) 8. Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - Can't Stay Away From You (Fire) SIDE B: 1. Big Jay McNeely & Band - Psycho Serenade (Swingin') 2. The X-Cellents - Hey, Little Willie (Smash) 3. The Spellbinders - Casting My Spell (Miramar) 4. June Bateman With Noble Watts & His Band - Possum Belly Overalls (Shaw) 5. KoKo Taylor - Wang Dang Doodle (Checker) 6. Ernest Tucker - Have Mercy, Uncle Sam (Jubilee) 7. Billy Bland - Uncle Bud (Old Town) 8. Louisiana Red - Ride On Red, Ride On (Roulette)
Last copies! '16 Blues And Rhythm Blasters!' The ultimate glamorous & sexy on vinyl. Sweat, tobacco, smoke & alcohol flavors! 16 tracks, the second volume of the 'La Noire' series again fully packed with more 50s R&B this time! All killers, no fillers! Nice artwork, great linernotes and heavy mono sounds! What else do you need? A+ release! Comes in gatefold cover. Tracks: SIDE A: 1. "Hot Breath Hannah" With The Paul Mitchell Trio - Please Mr. Play Boy (NRC) 2. Archibald - Great Big Eyes (Imperial) 3. Varetta Dillard - Send Me Some Money (Savoy) 4. LaVern Baker - Tiny Tim (Atlantic) 5. Guitar Slim & His Band - Well, I Done Got Over It (Specialty) 6. Guitar, Jr. - Knocks Me Out (Mercury) 7. "Hot Breath Hannah" With The Paul Mitchell Trio - Looking For A Man (NRC) 8. Pipes - Let Me Give You Money (Dootone) SIDE B: 1. Big Maybelle - That's A Pretty Good Love (Savoy) 2. The Memos - The Biddy Leg (Memo) 3. Annisteen Allen - Rough Lover (Decca) 4. Jesse Perkins & The Bad Boys - One More Kiss (Savoy) 5. Carol Fran - I'm Gonna Try (Port) 6. Camille Howard - Exite Me Daddy (Federal) 7. The Southern Wonders - The Gambling Man (Peacock) 8. Fontella Bass - My Good Loving (Prann)
'16 Blues, Rhythm & Early Soul Groovers!' Volume 3 in the 'La Noire' roots music series. 'Doghouse & Bone Records.' Comes in gatefold cover. Tracks: SIDE A: 1. Bobby Bland - Yield Not To Temptation (Duke) 2. Travis Wammack - Don't Cry No More (Ara) 3. Don & Bob - Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (Argo) 4. Johnny Fuller - The Power (Art-Tone) 5. Bobby Bland - Honey Child (Duke) 6. Van Preston & The Nite Rockers - Baby You Got Soul (Goldband) 7. Joe Simon - I Got A Whole Lot Of Lovin' (Sound Stage) 8. Mack Rice - Baby I'm Coming Home (Lu Pine). SIDE B: 1. The Ideals - Mojo Hanna (Cort Land) 2. Joyce Jones - Help Me Wake Up My Mind (Vee-Eight) 3. The Contours - Whole Lotta Woman (Motown) 4. Young Jessie - Brown Eyes (Come On Home) (Vanessa) 5. Betty Everett - You're No Good (VJ) 6. Willie Hightower - Nobody But You (Capitol) 7. Z.Z. Hill - You Were Wrong (MH) 8. Tiny Topsy - Just A Little Bit (Federal)
Hailing from San Diego, JASON LEE AND THE R.I.P. TIDES are a three-piece group who deliver a raw and edgy mix to the culture of instrumental surf music. Using a blend of vintage and modern equipment, they dial in a tone that is huge. The group has developed a dedicated fan base from local and national surf, skate and tiki sub-cultures.
The first LP by this young amazing duo from Rome! The band consists of Gustav Gabor (guitar, vocals) and Mary-Jane (keyboards, tape echo, drum machine and occasional vocals) Berlenbach and they use to call themselves brother and sister. Their beautiful haunting sound features a personal melting of no/new-wave/DIY influences and old-fashioned-chanson with morbid and sexual twist in them. 8 catchy and punchy numbers, combining the (damaged) punk-attitude of Gustav's sharp-edged guitar, the essential electro beat and synth grooves by Mary-Jane, and their perfectly blending vocals. If you can, imagine the Throbbing Gristle of 'United' crossing the early Suicide sound with the moody atmosphere (gone bad) of the Gainsbourg/Birkin works. A killer debut albm. Watch out, this ain't no slick new wave, but a warm and loud 4 track tape recording! Numbered edition of just 350 copies. Color sleeve and deluxe insert!
Listen to 'Aktion' HERE.
From 1989 to 1996, one band ruled the underground rock scene of central Illinois. Here in this ragged, tight-knit, all-ages network of Midwestern skate parks and legion halls - a time when punk and pop bands, ska and metal bands would all play together - they were our heroes. They were pop, they were punk, they were loud and snotty and silly, but mostly, they were rock n roll. Harmonies like angels and all the raw edge of punk! These legends of the late '80s/early '90s Midwestern underground rock scene channel a childlike glee and a wicked sense of humor. This is a reissue of the debut LP from Peoria's answer to URGE OVERKILL and CHEAP TRICK.
Listen to 'Astronaut' HERE.
From 1989 to 1996, one band ruled the underground rock scene of central Illinois. Here in this ragged, tight-knit, all-ages network of Midwestern skate parks and legion halls - a time when punk and pop bands, ska and metal bands would all play together - they were our heroes. They were pop, they were punk, they were loud and snotty and silly, but mostly, they were rock n roll. Harmonies like angels and all the raw edge of punk! These legends of the late '80s/early '90s Midwestern underground rock scene channel a childlike glee and a wicked sense of humor. This is a reissue of the sophomore LP from Peoria's answer to URGE OVERKILL and CHEAP TRICK.
Listen to 'Breakdown and Cry' HERE.
180 gram vinyl comes with a download code. Songwriter and visual artist Richard Bolhuis (NL/UK) forms the core of House Of Cosy Cushions together with drummer Stephen Kiernan (Ireland). On this new album 'Spell' House Of Cosey Cushion blend infectious experimental music with folk/psychedelia and punk making this an euphoric collection of dark love songs and dreamy instrumentals and psychedelic trips. "Brooding, reflective, enigmatic..." (Mixtup). "A beautiful bewitching experience" (The Post).
Listen to 'Spell' HERE.
This unreleased gem, recorded by Dirk Polak & Mick Ness in the late 90s, sees light for the first time to mark the third incarnation of the cult post-punk band Mecano, now Mecano Un-Ltd. Tracklist: Side one Single Splits Pilar Tabou d Esprit Uncompromising Love Dusty Soul Side two R & B Tsjernobyl Some September Siberia Indoor Forest Soft Pioneers Implode
Listen to 'Erector Set' HERE.
18 Soccer Stompers from 70s ror Boot Boys and Knuckle Girls. A1 Nottingham Forest With Paper Lace - We Got The Whole World In Our Hands A2 Loftus Roadrunners, The - Queens Park Rangers A3 Terry Curran - Singing The Blues A4 Scotland World Cup Squad - Easy, Easy A5 Propeller (6) - Kix A6 Millwall F.C. - Millwall A7 Liverpool Football Team 76/77 - We Can Do It A8 Fulham Football Team - Fulham Stomp A9 Stamford Bridge - Chelsea B1 Fulham Furies, The - These Boots Were Made For Walkin' B2 Tristar Airbus - Willie Morgan B3 Dave Ismay With Holte End, The - We're The Holte End B4 Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, The - Hot Spurs Boogie B5 Tony Butler (4) - The Tony Butler Story B6 Streak (2) - On The Ball B7 West Ham United Cup Squad - I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles B8 Kevin Keegan - It Ain't Easy B9 Terry Curran - Wednesday Chant
For the first time ever, the three Crisis singles are officially re-released on vinyl along with demos from 77 and 78 and a simply stunning sounding live set from Norway in 1979. The debut 7" from 1978 on Action Group Records, 'No Town Hall' features three stonewall punk classics. The next two singles 'UK79' and 'Alienation' make up the four tracks recorded for a John Peel Session in 1978. The lyrics are a product of the time against a backdrop of street fights with the National Front, violence at gigs, institutional racism within the police force, class division, industrial strife, sexual repression. Upon reflection not much has really changed in the last 30 years! Also included are demo tracks from 1977 and 1978 which are raw and basic punk just as you would expect. They have never been officially released on vinyl before. Sides three and four features a live set recorded when Crisis played Norway in 1979 which features all of the material that later turned up on 'Hymns Of Faith'. The sound quality of the recording is so good it would pass as a studio recording. The record comes housed in a tip on heavyweight sleeve with detailed liner notes, reviews, interviews, and a couple of rarely seen group photos.
Luxury art book on the London/Paris based First Third Books imprint, only available in a few selected galleries and retail outlets. Sheila Rock has taken great pleasure in choosing her favourite photographs for this First Third collection. Sheila's images captured the mood of the moment at rehearsals, live performances and behind the scenes - as well as documenting fashion both on the street and from now legendary boutiques. Her conversations with many artists featured in PUNK+ reveal a shared recollection of the excitement of the early punk movement and its impact on society, music, culture and style. 199 carefully revitalised photographs (80 full-colour and 119 black and white) from Sheila Rock's personal archive. All books signed by Sheila and numbered. Foreword by Nick Logan (editor of THE FACE). Captions and quotes from interviews with: Paul Simonon (The Clash), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, Rich Kids), Steven Severin (Siouxsie and The Banshees), Chrissie Hynde (The Moors Murderers, The Pretenders), Jah Wobble (Public Image Limited), Robert Symmons (Subway Sect), Tony James (Chelsea, Generation X), Don Letts (filmmaker, DJ), Jeannette Lee (MD of Rough Trade), John Krivine (owner of Acme Attractions and BOY), Lloyd Johnson (owner of Johnsons The Modern Outfitters), Jon Savage (writer), Chris Salewicz (writer). 272 pages, size : 20cm x 27cm, weight: 1,5 kg. Hardback cloth-bound debossed cover. Printed in 5 colours on 170 gm Gardamat paper in Italy. Limited to 1700 copies worldwide.
'Twenty-First Century' is the 2014 release from Italian thrashers DEATH MECHANISM. True to the band's name, the album contains a lot of dark themes, but mostly it's just a frantic and fast foray into the world of thrash. DEATH MECHANISM are definitely on the SLAYER end of the thrash scale. It's all extremely fast, and pretty brutal, and that includes the vocals from Pozza.
Listen to 'Obsolete Cults' HERE.
EYEHATEGOD compilation featuring 2 alternative versions, 3 tracks from split EPs, 2 live in Japan tracks and 3 new tracks recorded in march 2005. Track listing: 1. Methamphetamine - Alternate version from Cry Now Cry Later comp.#1 2. Serving Time In The Middle Of Nowhere Alternate version 3. Sabbath Jam - EHG / Anal Cunt split 7" 1997 4. Age Of Bootcamps - EHG / Soilent Green split 7" 5. I Am The Gestapo - EHG / Cripple Bastards split 7" 6. Jackass In The Will Of God (live in Japan 3-19-02) 7. Reveloution / Revelation (live in Japan 3-19-02) 8. 36 Beers And A Ball Of String (new track recorded 3-10-05) 9. International Narcotic (new track recorded 3-10-05) 10. Turn Troubled Tables (new track recorded 3-10-05).
Masterpiece from one of the best class/symphonic acts ever! Royal Hunt - "a life to die for" for the very 1st time on vinyl! Officially licensed by the band, this new opus comes in a limited hand-numbered edition in gatefold glossy cover and inner sheet! Undoubtely one of their best release! The trademark of the Danish act is remarkable in every song with absolutely heavenly melodies mixed to supreme taste for music binded to technical skills! If you know Royal Hunt you know what i am talking about! Songs like "hell comes down from heaven", "A bullet's tale", "running out of tears" and the title-track are already classics! There is nothing more to add: Royal Hunt marked the path of elegance in music since their very first steps and every album is better than its predecessor.
Listen to 'A Life to Die For' HERE.
Apokefale is a very interesting band that is worth checking out. They mix many elements into their sound some have described them as blackened death metal with some core elements. Apokefale's third album was recorded with musicians from Rotting Christ, Krabathor, Nightfall, Obsecration and Hypnos... It is a complete trilogy, consisting of three albums: Interior Chaos (2005), Apokefale (2008), Revelation: Procreating Abhorrent Depths (2011). The trilogy has an addition, which consists of songs that haven't been released yet for a variety of reasons; in this very moment, when trilogy has finally been completed, these songs have been reanimated.
Listen to 'Tempus est Nihil' HERE.
MOPE is an instrumental doom metal band formed in Genova (Italy) in 2011 and featuring drummer Fabio Cuomo (also Eremite), bass player Stefano Parodi (also Vanessa Van Basten), Jessica Rassi (guitar) and Sara Twinn on Saxophone (also Folagra). They love minimalist and repetitive -yet heavy and distorted- drones and stoner doom metal riffs, as well as slow ambient/jazz environments. Each member comes from a different musical background but they all listen to f.i. Earth, Om and Sleep. What comes out is a mix of heavy sonorities and elements of avant-garde metal, with the saxophone dictating the melodies. For fans of Yakuza, Minsk, Callisto but also anyone into doom metal, post metal, stoner and psychedelia. You get three extended tracks, making for an exciting c.a. 30-minute listen.
Listen to 'Mope' HERE.
'Sous La Coupole Spleenétique Du Ciel'. Three years after their so far last masterpiece 'Llyr' (Prikosnovénie), the Italian masters of beauty ATARAXIA return with their completely new opus SPASMS on Infinite Fog.
Listen to 'Spasms' HERE.
Exclusively for RECORD STORE 2014 One Way Static Records is proud to announce the release of this historical motion picture soundtrack. Now available as a LIMITED AND NUMBERED PICTURE DISC EDITION with PRINTED INSERT. David Hess is most famous for his number 1 hit compositions like 'All Shook Up' (Elvis Presley), 'Speedy Gonzales' (Pat Boone) and other topper sellers for Sal Mineo, Conway Twitty and The Beatles. Horror & cult movie fans remember him mostly for his acting role in Wes Craven's 1972 'The Last House On The Left', but few know he also composed it's soundtrack in collaboration with Steve Chapin ('Let Time Go Lightly'). David's work here contains some truly beautiful songs, the discovery of which, for some, may be in stark contrast to the brutal displays of sadism and violence for which he was known to purvey onscreen. The fact that Hess could perform as both the poet, and the monster, is a testament to his skill as an artist. The soundtrack to 'Last House On The Left' is a brilliantly unique and diverse mixture of farcical comedy, poignant, reflective folk music and instrumental experimentalism. Hess constructed a wonderful counterbalancing entity, which serves only to accentuate the impact of the movie. This Record Store Day exclusive is LIMITED TO 1500 COPIES WORLDWIDE and comes with EXTENSIVE & EXCLUSIVE liner notes from RUGGERO DEODATO ('Cannibal Holocaust', 'The House On The Edge Of The Park'), ULLI LOMMEL ('The Boogey Man', 'Zodiac Killer'), FRANCO NERO ('Django', 'Django Unchained', 'Die Hard 2'), GIOVANNI LOMBARDO RADICE ('The House On The Edge Of The Park', 'Cannibal Ferox', 'City Of The Living Dead'), MARC SHEFFLER ('Happy Days', 'Who's The Boss?', 'Charles In Charge')...and many more.
Check out the teaser HERE.
Nadja's absolutely unique and incredible splicing of extreme doom, shoegaze and experimental music that the Canadian duo - currently based in Berlin - likes to call dreamgaze is of such beauty and heaviness that it can crumble skyscrapers and mesmerize souls in absolute bliss and colossal majesty. Calmer and more structured when compared to their other albums, 'Queller' is their newly crafted masterpiece where the band explicitly dives back into the new wave and post-punk era to combine those influential sonorities with an amalgam of immense and gorgeous sludging heavy guitar constructions. As the mastermind Aidan Baker wisely says, "Killing Joke, Joy Division and Wire reinterpreted through the Nadja spectrum". The ethereal, lush and slow-motion heaviness of tracks like 'Dark Circles' and the crushing blasts of 'Lidérc' per se are true statements of an album of epic proportions. Nadja at its absolutely best. Recorded over a period of one week and pre-released on LP during the band's South American tour, 'Queller' is now officially available! Strictly limited total edition of 353 hand-numbered copies pressed on 180 gram high-quality wax. Housed in a stunning hand-screenprinted, sturdy die-cut packaging, containing a fold-out poster/innersleeve -available in 3 different color variations-, insert and card. Beautiful artwork by Error! Design and mastering by James Plotkin.
Listen to 'Queller' HERE.
GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE/LEIGHA MASON/MARK PAYTRESS - GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE (Bk/FIRST THIRD BOOK)
Luxury art book on the London/Paris based First Third Books imprint, only available in a few selected galleries and retail outlets. Born Neil Andrew Megson in 1950, reborn as artist Genesis P-Orridge in 1971, reborn once again as a gender-erasing pandrogyne with h/er other half Lady Jaye since 1993 - Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has never let art, life or evolution stand in the way of imagination. Working with First Third Books, artist Leigha Mason and music journalist Mark Paytress, Genesis has drawn together a controversial lifetime of memories in a standard package available to only 990 customers world-wide. Genesis has selected h/er unseen and personal photographs to illustrate h/er journey of life as continuous creativity. H/er time with legendary bands Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV are included, as are many of the myriad band members over the decades like Sleazy, John Balance, David Tibet, and Alex Fergusson. Fans looking for categorical photo histories of the complete band lineups should seek solace elsewhere, but appreciators of Genesis's physical and psychic evolution will be enthralled by this special testament to a life spent exploring the outer limits of creative expression. Viva la evolution!!! A 323 page book, printed in Italy, in 5 colours on 170gm Gardamat paper in 20cm x 27cm hardback, with a white linen spine, a matt varnished debossed cover and offering more than 350 selected images from h/er very personal archives and portraits from renowned international photographers. An introduction by Mark Paytress exploring the motivations that drive Genesis to surrender h/er physical body to art. Personal commentary by Genesis on photographs throughout the book. 990 standard edition books worldwide, numbered 0334 to 1323.
De Keefmen (Grey Past)
March 14 - Vera, Groningen (NL)
De sp aties (Grey Past)
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March 8 - Elektra, Sliedrecht (NL)
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Eläkeläiset (Nordic Notes)
April 8 - Patronaat, Haarlem (NL)
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