SPOTLIGHT 493

14/04/2015 13:12

Welcome to the Spot Light! Get your weekly fix of krautrock, electronic soundscapes, kosmische sound, delta blues, progressive, post-psych, garage rock, synth-punk, surf, death metal, post-rock, singer-songwriter, minimal synth, funk, soul, and jazz.

 

PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE

 

ELECTRIC ORANGE - NETTO (2LP/BLACK) (LP/ADANSONIA)

'Netto' is Electric Orange's eighth official studio album. It features nine instrumental tracks that were recorded live in the studio. The material is improvised and reveals traces of early krautrock bands like Tangerine Dream, Neu! and Can. The use of vintage equipment adds to the timeless sound and vibe. Spherical sounds, kraut structures, hypnotic beats and floating electronic soundscapes are -as always- the focus point of this Electric Orange album. This is the black vinyl edition, limited to 200 copies.

YOUTUBE

POLIGONO HINDU ASTRAL - 00110010 (LP/VERLAG SYSTEM)

Polígono Hindú Astral (Joni & Julio, 50% of Antiguo Régimen) is one of the best examples in Spain of the renewal of the kosmische sound. Active since 2012 and authors to date of several cassettes, P.H.A. surprise us now with it first long player '00110010', taking us on a journey through analog sounds, cosmic echoes, minimalist sequences. An updated, short-format legacy that blends together the cosmic odysseys of Tangerine Dream or Klaus Schulze with the experimental essence of Cluster and Conrad Schnitzler.

SOUNDCLOUD

PRETTY LIGHTNING - (BLACK) A MAGIC LANE OF LIGHT AND RAIN (LP/SOUND EFFECT/CA)

Following the debut full-length on Fonal, the psychedelic blues duo releases 'A Magic Lane Of Light And Rain', a throbbing delta blues psychedelic gloop that collides with the communal vibe of some of their Krautrock forefathers. Featuring pounding stomping drums, reverb swampy guitars, ghostly vocals and analogue keys/loops, this is a teruly hypnotic affair. Limited edition of 250 copies on black vinyl.

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PSYCH/PROG/FOLK

 

ERRATA CORRIGE - SIEGFRIED, IL DRAGO E ALTRE STORIE (+DVD) (CD/BLACK WIDOW)

On CD, this is a reissue of the sole album by a progressive band from Turin, Italy. After having recorded two demos the band decided to break-up in the mid-'70s. Nevertheless, they then visited the studio to record some of their songs, for memory's sake. Those tracks ended up on the band's LP, which was posthumously released in 1976. Featuring fantasy-inspired lyrics and dreamy soft-prog atmospheres, this album is of interest for fans of f.i. the first album by Marie Celeste and Pierrot Lunaire. A privately pressed and very rare album, 'Siegfried, Il Drago E Altre Storie' was the first and only LP released by this Turin band, that was active from 1974 and that had previously recorded two tapes and some tracks posthumously released on CD in the early '90s. The band was initially a trio with no name, then a quartet that only took its name Errata Corrige when newcomer Mike Abate replaced previous guitarist Cardellino. Two demo-tapes, entitled 'Da Mago A Musicista' and 'Saturday Il Cavaliere' were released by the early line-ups. After their latest concert at Teatro Carignano in Turin in June 1975 and the following breakup, the musicians decided to record in a studio some of their compositions as a document of their past activity. These recordings were issued on LP in 1976, with fantasy-inspired lyrics and dreamy soft-prog atmospheres not unlike Celeste in their first album or Pierrot Lunaire. More complex arrangements and rhythm changes make this an attractive and original sounding record.

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WAPASSOU - WAPASSOU (CD/LION PRODUCTION)

A remastered reissue of the first album by the legendary French mid-'70s art-rock band Wapassou. This work contains five spacey and ethereal tracks, with a post-psych vibe and featuring organ, violin and two guitars. Though most of the band's music lack a rhythm section, two of the tracks do include bass and drums. This CD also offers two bonus cuts from the band's '74 single and an informative 16-page booklet. For fans of a.o. Amon Düül, Popol Vuh, Czar, Caravan, and Ash Ra Tempel.

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GARAGE/BEAT/PSYCH/MOD

 

CIRCLES (UK) - LOOKING BACK (CD/DETOUR)

A CD-repress of this popular garage rock album. Only 500 made! TRACKS: 01. Bury Your Head 02. Mr. Suburbia 03. No Idea 04. Dignity Snd Pride 05. Shake 06. Summer Nights 07. Love's Got A Hold On Me 08. Bells Are Tolling 09. Tell Me Something I Don't Know 10. I Can Explain 11. Looking Back 12. Don't Answer Me 13. Private World 14. All Or Nothing

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GARAGE PUNK/ROCK & ROLL

 

PUFF! - PUFF! (7"/BURKA FOR EVERYBODY)

"This Berlin-based synthpunk cell rocks hard, leaving aside sound texture and other trifles. Inside their time vortex, the listener will find 'Back From The Grave' wired with Ralph Records, both high on amphetamines in order to perform this time-warping leap in no time until losing the linear sense of narrative, but nonetheless still keeping the rhythm and partying so wildly that it will blow your head off." ~Elvis Von Doom. Limited edition of 300 copies. Green vinyl. Split release with Mongolic Records. RIYL Residents, Von Lmo, Inner City Unit, Spits.

BANDCAMP

 

SURF/HOTROD/INSTRUMENTAL

 

SURFIN' BARMAIDS - MEXICAN ROAD (10") (10"/GREEN COOKIE)

Limited edition of 300 EP's on black 10-inch vinyl, with a free digital download. The Surfin' Barmaids are the side project of The Ultra Milkmaids, the union of Captain Y. (drums, organ, bass and guitar) and R-Kommander (guitar, bass). The band exists since 1996 and makes classic surf rock music. TRACKS: A1. Mexican Road A2. Cossack A3. Bedlam A4. War Of The Satellites B1. Nitro B2. Moment Of Truth B3. DasModel B4. Clap Beach + The Squad (digital bonus track)

BANDCAMP

 

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

 

HICKS KINISON - DEVOUR THEIR HEARTS (LP/NIGHT OF THE VINYL DEAD)

For the very first time on vinyl and not available on any other format! Limited edition of 250 copies (150 for the European market), presented in a unique, entirely handmade packaging of recycled paper! Featuring well known names such as AK (Brujeria), Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Brujeria), Roel Klomp (Born From Pain) and Sofia M. L. (Vace Solis, Lodge), this release strikes the GRIND scene as lightning!

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USURPRESS - ORDAINED (LP/DOOMENTIA)

Death metal -of sorts- from Uppsala, Sweden, combining the bestiality of old death metal and the undying hate of true hc/punk. They call their music "death crust" as they write short, aggressive songs built on wierd, dissonant death metal riffs and raw, primitive d-beat drumming.

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OLTEN - MODE (CD/DIVISION)

Digipack edition. Olten's debut album is a coherent affair that combines progressivism, hc, sludge dementia and beautiful post-rock. The music is brilliantly written, well produced, smart and VIOLENT!

 

ROCK/POP/WAVE

 

LACEY, PETER - WAYWARD SONG (7"/PINK HEDGEHOG)

Some opinions regarding Peter Lacey's music: "Beach Boys fans will love it, as will anyone who still appreciates crafted melodies and harmonies." - Kingsley Abbott (Record Collector) "Peter Lacey represents a small vanguard of emerging musicians who can be considered actual craftsmen." - John Lane (Crawdaddy) "A singer-songwriter of great scope and vision." - Paul Johnson (Uncut)

BANDCAMP

GUERRE FROIDE - GUERRE FROIDE (LP/BORN BAD)

VINYL ONLY RELEASE, MINI LP ON 12-INCH. This French cold wave classic gets reissued on vinyl for the first time. Thanks to this re-release, minimal synth connoisseurs will be happy they won't have to cough up 200 Euros to include these essential tracks in their collections. TRACKS: A1. Demain Berlin A2. Ersatz B1. Mauve B2. Peine Perdue

VARIOUS - DES JEUNES GENS MODERNES 2 (LP/BORN BAD)

'1978-1983'. An LP with a 12-pages booklet. Between the late 70s and mid-80s, in the wake of the punk wave and in parallel to other types of music like disco, funk, ska and reggae, a prolific and chaotic music scene began to develop in France, combining the energy of rock and the nihilism of punk with electronic experimentation. This is the long awaited follow-up to 'Jeunes Gens Modernes, Volume 1', including five killer unissued tracks from the vaults of French '80s post punk and cold wave. SIDE A: 1. ADN CKRYSTALL - Mini Romance* 2. X RAY POP - La Machine à Rêver 3. ELI & JACNO - Les Tarots (Les Nuits De La Pleine Lune) 4. LES FILS DE JOIE - Les Plaisirs Chers 5. LES STAGIAIRES - Airport 6. MEDIKAO - WC Boy* SIDE B: 7. LA BANDE AU COL ROULE - 60 Amor* 8. RADIO ROMANCE - Étrange Affinité 9. A.R.T - Foolish Virgin 10. KAS PRODUCT - Holycow* 11. FRANTZ KULTUR & LES KRAMES - Ultime Atome 12. MECA RYTHM - Night Virus* 13. PERSPECTIVE NEVSKI - Un Billet Pour l'Éternité* * = PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED

 

 

SOUL/FUNK/R&B

 

SOULVILLE ALLSTARS - WON'T YOU PLEASE BE MY GIRL/I'M GONNA GET TO YOU (7"/GET HIP ARCHIVE)

Reissue of a single that originally appeared on the Soulville label from Harrisburg, PA. Both sides are a fantastic, soulful funk ballads and mid-tempo originals. Presented as a large-hole 45, pressed on black vinyl.

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WATSON & THE SHERLOCKS - (BLACK) STANDING ON THE CORNER/FUNKY WALK (7"/GET HIP ARCHIVE)

Great '60s funk and soul from Pennsylvania, brought to you by Soulville Records and the Get Hip Archive Series!

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EXPERIMENTAL/SOUND ART

 

ZOVIET*FRANCE & FOSSIL AEROSOL MINING PROJECT - FLEXIBLE POOLING (FLEXI) (7"/ALT.VINYL)

Using the near-redundant record format of the 7-inch flexidisc, 'Flexible Pooling' consists of two tracks that have been devised with the lo-fi quality of the format in mind. The low grade sound fidelity and susceptibility to physical degradation of flexidiscs intentionally becomes an additional layer to the recordings, a surface audio patina analogous to the rusting of the steel sleeves of last years album. Coded access to the free download of an additional, extended track will be supplied exclusively with the single.

SOUNDCLOUD

 

JAZZ/AVANT GARDE

 

VARIOUS - MORE MODERN AT THE GERMAN JAZZ FESTIVAL 1966 (2LP) (LP/BE! JAZZ)

Previously unreleased live recordings from the German Jazz Festival 1966! This album's music will not only blow you away, it comes in perfectly remastered top quality as well. An excellent set, recorded April 29, 1966 at Sendesaal & May 1, 1966 at Volksbildungsheim, Frankfurt, Germany. TRACKS: A1. Irene Schweizer Trio - Floater A2. Irene Schweizer Trio - Sculpture A3. Charles Lloyd Quartett - Automatically B1. Charles LLoyd Quartett - Zwei Stücke (Part 1) B2. Charles Lloyd Quartett - Zwei Stücke (Part 2) C1. Gunther Hampel Quartett - Modul C2. Gunther Hampel Quartett - Sonny's Samba C3. Gunther Hampel Quartett - That Illusive D1. Don Cherry Quartett - Elephantasy (Suite) D2. Don Cherry Quartett - Zugabe Bonus

 

SHOWS

 

Goatsnake (Southern Lord) 

June 2, Melkweg, Amsterdam 

 

Eindhoven Psych Lab 

June 5/6, Effenaar, Eindhoven 

 

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