SPOTLIGHT 447

22/04/2014 15:10

Welcome to the Spot Light! Join us for this week's selection of new & reissued doom metal, cult acid-folk, prog-folk, kraut, 'one-man' experimental rock, psychedeliaheavy metal, yodeling sisters, calypso classics, power pop and electronic jazz! 

 

 

PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE

 

LOWBURN/CHURCH OF VOID - MAD MORTICIAN/DOPE IS A POPE (7"/LOWBURN)

Spit single between 2 bands from Finland. LOWBURN is influenced by such bands as Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer, ZZ Top, Kyuss, Acid King, Sleep, Monster Magnet and Cathedral. CHURCH OF VOID present here their heavy black doom metal. Heavy vinyl spinning at 33 1/3.

TIR NA NOG - 4 TRACK EP (7"/FRUITS DE MER)

A 7-inch EP from Ireland's cult acid-folk/prog-folk duo. Limited pressing on coloured vinyl. The legendary Tir Na Nog make their first appearance on the Fruits de Mer label with four songs recorded exclusively for this release -three self-penned compositions plus a remarkable cover of the Silver Apples' 'I Have Known Love'. Tir Na Nog have been described as Alt Folk, Prog Folk, Psych Folk, and even Space Folk! But the duo, formed by Leo O'Kelly & Sonny Condell in 1970, transcends all these categories. However you categorise their music, they are two of the most original and influential songwriters and performers Ireland has ever produced.

ANTHROPROPHH - EBBE (LP/CARDINAL FUZZ)

With Gareth Turner and Jesse Webb (of Big Naturals) now fully assimilated into the line up, Anthroprophh {which was previously Paul Allen of the legendary The Heads one man output) are set to release this mind blowing prelude ahead of their upcoming sophomore platter on Rocket Recordings. With Turner and Webb on board, Anthroprophh seem to have become exponentially galactic in proportion with these two tracks, which are exclusive to Cardinal Fuzz. With these two side long jams, Anthroprophh ploughs even further into deep space as propulsive rhythms of pure lavational joy are crowned with some of Paul A Allens masterful fuzzed out Karoli-esque tones. From the deeply meditative organ mantra reminiscent of Soft Machine and Terry Riley, through to a rhythm heavy Kraut piece that resounds with an occult Cluster vibe, this EP is not to be missed. 2 tracks totalling 32 minutes and with the sleeve and labels paying homage to Saydisc . 350 press on none more black vinyl.

ASTRALASIA - WIND ON WATER (+7") (LP/FRUITS DE MER)

A new krautrock/motorik/Eastern-influenced LP + bonus 7" from one of the UKs best-loved festival bands. All copies come in a optical effect PVC outer sleeve. Limited-pressing clear vinyl So how come the mighty Astralasia are releasing an album of new tracks (plus two unreleased recordings from 2006) exclusively on Fruits de Mer Records? Well, it might have something to do with Marc Swordfishs love for vinyl, and Fruits de Mers love for krautrock and Astralasia. Vinyl comes with a black and white optical image card sleeve housed within a optical image pvc outer sleeve - so the images disappear when you put the two together. The album consists of two short and two long tracks, all instrumental, that recall the heady days of the German Brain label, bands such as Neu! And Yatha Sidhra spring to mind. The bonus single comprises another krautrock-inspired track (Continuim), which we just couldnt fit on the album, plus The Desert - a stunning, Spaghetti western meets Mad Max one-off, or something like that.

Listen to 'Rangoon' - an excerpt from 'Wind on Water' HERE.

BLACK BOMBAIM - FAR OUT (LP/CARDINAL FUZZ)

"Far Out" is the summing up of all their travels, and the true identity of a unique band in Portugal. "Far Out" is an improved recipe, cooked over time in trial and error. Most of all, it reflects three guys who grew up together playing a certain kind of rock. "Africa II", as the title suggests, finds them in the mother continent and is an ingenious way to resume both the bands legacy and career, as well as setting up an instruction manual for this kind of music. With virtuous Lisbon based Rodrigo Amado blistering the tenor saxophone with melody breaks and improvisation, in one song only Black Bombaim seem to converge various points of view in which we categorize them, such as explored by the likes of Maserati, Causa Sui, the indescribable Earthless and in a certain way, deliberate or purely casual, Electric Masada. The second and final track, slightly sloping towards the Middle -East, is a clear demonstration of energy, following the challenge set by "Titans", their previous release. With the contribution of Luis Fernandes, aka "The Astroboy", the band mixes infectious guitars, dynamic drums and a dense bass with the Astroboys master touch, enforcing its modular synthesizer in the echoes and voids of these eighteen minutes of music. Black Bombaim have returned with a new album. Black Bombaim are the ultimate instinct of playing music on its primary spectrum, the skeleton and flesh of this album in blood transfusion with every guest'. Printed on transparent coloured vinyl.

BLACK BOMBAIM & LA LA LA RESSONANCE - BLACK BOMBAIM & LA LA LA RESSONANCE (LP/LOVERS & LOLLYPOPS)

This Portuguese band delivers an album of psychedelia infected stoner and landscapes of jazzy post-rock. The music is powerful, complex, mysterious, beautiful and universal. Includes a free photo book.

Listen to 'Kin' HERE.

CARLSON, DYLAN -& ROGIER SMAL- - ELEPHANTO BIANCO (LP/TOZTIZOK ZOUNDZ)

Earth's Dylan Carlson teams up with improv drummer/collaborator Rogier Smal for this brilliant full length LP. After releasing the Dylan Carlson/Rogier Smal Split 7" vinyl, Toztizok Zoundz is very pleased to release this full length release of Carlson and Smal playing as a duo. 5 tracks of Carlson's legendary guitar work and Smal's free drumming. Recorded in Manchester on their previous duo tour in October 2013. All recorded in one take, this record is like being right there and listening to these two friends playing urgent music straight from the soul. Personal music for sure! The artwork is a collaboration by painter Helena Sanders (who also did the great artwork for the Carlson/Smal 7") and Simon Fowler who did the artwork for a list of bands that is far too long to mention but contains projects like Boris, Earth, Stephen O'Malley, Cafe Oto etc.

JUNIPERS - PAINT THE GROUND (LP/SUGARBUSH)

Limited edition of 300 copies on high quality vinyl! A highly collectable edition of one of the most beautiful English Psychedelic Folk-Rock albums of all time is out now only on Sugarbush Records. This Leicester band have quietly been making wonderful music for almost 15 years and are finally released on vinyl. Touched the same hand of genius that guided early FAIRPORT CONVENTION, THE TREES, THE BYRDS (ca. NOTORIOUS BYRD BROTHERS) this is an absolutely essential record for lovers of amazing guitar based, harmony laden well crafted songs. It is a thing of shimmering beauty. Please get in touch with us if you would like to reserve a copy.

Listen to 'Paint the Ground' HERE.

KANOI - (BLACK) FROM THE CITY TO THE STARS (LP/CLOSTRIDIUM)

200 copies on 180 gram black vinyl. KANOI was founded as a 'one-man' experimental rock project by Benjamin KANTSCHIEDER (born in a small town of Lienz in 1988) in 2010. Inspired by the music of The Beatles and Pink Floyd he decided to pick up a guitar and start writing his first songs. Through forming a couple of bands and gigging, Benjamin finally built his small home studio in Vienna and recorded by himself. Since 2010 he's recorded quite a little material and released his first 'physical' creation 'Fierce Ghost' on his own in 2011. "Austrian band formed by Benjamin Kantschieder in 2010 as an outlet for his musical ideas and love for ambient soundscapes, the mindset of 70s space rock and the more experimental side of music in general."

Listen to 'From the City to the Stars' HERE.

LA PIRAMIDE DE SANGUE - SETTE (LP/SOUND OF COBRA)

The sophomore 12" LP by the Italian psychedelic septet LA PIRAMIDE DI SANGUE. Seven instruments; seven songs; seven stops on this journey of sonic alchemy. The cult of Torino is one you will enjoy. The album comes out on a limited edition of 600 copies. Pressed on heavy 180 gr black vinyl and housed in a thick cardstock cover. Co-production with Boring Machines.

Listen to 'Sette' HERE.

 

LOOSERS - HOT JESUS (LP/LOVERS & LOLLYPOPS)

Loosers is a Lisbon-based group that includes Jerry The Cat, who's previously spent time with Funkadelic. 'Hot Jesus', released as a limited vinyl edition, runs through the paths of electronics with a tribal rock approach. It dwells the world of acid/psychedelia as an unpredictable dance of senses, explored through improvised layers of motion. This is not a contemporary album, it's timeless! 

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MCDOWELL, JACKIE - BAPTISIA (LP/HAIRY SPIDER LEGS)

Limited to 500 copies with download code. Jackie McDowell's music exists outside of the normal spectrum of time and space. She is at once an enchantress a thousand years old, a quiet, psychic child of four singing in the shadows, and a lucid dreamer. Releasing music since 2009, as Inez Lightfoot and in the projects Sun Cycles and WaterFinder, her work has continued to transverse the sphere of the mysterious unknown, but now emerges with a new voice that is immediately spellbinding. Luscious organ and vocals emerge from the darkness. Birds, beautifully weird drones, and abstract sounds gently unfold and carry us to the light. She is well-versed in American folk music, and like the hues in a vintage colour photo, her favorites such as Sandy Denny, Linda Perhacs, and Bridget St. John colour her songs. Jackie's powers are medicinal, ancient, and ever new.

Listen to 'Golden Fields' HERE.

ORESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE WITH DAMO SUZUKI - DAMO SUZUKI MOD OSC (3LP) (LP/SPACE ROCK)

Oresund Space Collective is a totally improvised space rock band from Copenhagen and southern Sweden. The meeting with Damo Suzuki had been planned since we first contacted Damo in 2007 but it would not happen until Valentines day 2013! It was a nearly sold out concert in our local underground club called Dragens Hule (The Dragons Cave). There were no plans, prearrangements, we all just set up on the stage and played. Damo was the leader and we just followed. This 3LP set includes the entire concert (minus the chat between songs) in the order it was played. Nick (The Univerzarls), Nicklas (Papir) played most of the guitar. Mikael (SKL, Agusa) played on two tracks. Pr (Sgt. Sunshine, Carpet Knights) played amazing bass with Birk on Drums, give us the fantastic rhythm to drive the jams. Dr. Space, Mogens and Rasmus filled in the sound with various keyboards and synths. I think you will agree the concert has great drive and energy. Enjoy the energetic space trip to another universe.

Listen to 'Damo Suzuki møder ØSC' HERE.

TOR-PEDERS - BREV FRAN EDERSTORP (+7") (LP/FRUITS DE MER)

An LP including a bonus 7-inch from a brilliant Swedish instrumental/progressive rock band. Tor-Peders released one single on their own label a few years ago, played some gigs and disbanded in the most tragic of circumstances. But they left behind an album that deserves to be heard by all fans of classic instrumental rock, as it moves effortlessly from surf to psych and prog, onto spacerock and back again in the space of 40 minutes. It sounds like the best instrumental parts from a Vertigo/RCA Neon/Charisma record collection from the early seventies. The bonus 7-inch contains recordings made by the band after completing the album. This is a limited-pressing on clear vinyl, presented in a gatefold sleeve.

 

GARAGE/BEAT/PSYCH/MOD/ROCK'N'ROLL

 

KING CLAM & MARINE BAND - INERTIA/SKIN DEEP IN THE MORNING (7"/NOW SOUND)

3 killer cool uptempo unreleased tracks from a band from Columbus, Ohio 1969. Cool sleeve with liner details by the singer/writer of the group. 300 copies only on clear blue vinyl!

Listen to the 3-song 7" HERE.

DUKES OF HAMBURG - BEAT BEAT BEAT, VOL. 3 (10") (10"/MOONSHAKE)

Thirteen years have passed but now Germany's number 1 Beat Band are back right now with new vinyl stuff. Founded 1996 in San Francisco by members of the Mummies, Phantom Surfers and Astronauts they do high energy, extremely listenable and danceable 60s standards and have truely become cult favourites on the West Coast and in Europe. This is the second volume of a 'Trilogy of Beat' - a homage to European Beat music from the 60s on the fabulous vinyl 10" format + a slipcase for all three volumes. Volume 3 features 10 songs from Beat legends as THE PRETTY THINGS and THE KINKS, but also ROY HEAD, THE EASYBEATS, THE RATTLES, THE LORDS, THE VENTURES and THE ROLLING STONES are represented here. All songs have take pride of place by the live set of the Dukes. Including a wonderful double-sided full color inlay sheet with liner notes, info about the original performers and pictures of the vinyl releases from the 60s. Last but not least a high gloss band photo of the latest formation. As ever, be fast because as the predecessors this release will be sold out very soon and become a much sought after collectors item.

RECALLS (GERMANY) - WAIT FOR THE SUN (LP/MOONSHAKE)

The debut full-length from this German/Chilean garage rock/beat mod revival unit. Includes tracks that cover stomping tunes and psychedelic trips on an VOX Continental '71.

Listen to 'Wait for the Sun' HERE.

VARIOUS - KEYSTONE STATE ROCK, VOL. 1 (LP/NOW SOUND)

'18 Cool 60s Teenbeat Garage-Psych Nuggets from Pennsylvania'. A killer collection of cool and wild teenbeat garage psych sounds from the Keystone State! With the help of other die-hard collectors we dug deep to unearth these great unknown hidden gems! Full color sleeve with all labels. A sleeve insert with detailed liner notes and more info, pictures. An extra NOW SOUND Records insert!! And yes.....because Pennsylvania is also called the WOOD state: cool brown colored vinyl! 500 copies.

VARIOUS - TURN TO STONE, VOL. 3 (LP/ASHTRAY)

Collection of 16 rare, obscure and cool 1964-68 US local garage/psych 45s offering a mix of straight ahead boss garage rock, snotty punkers, thrilling teen coolness and spooky and trippy punkadelic 45s. 95% of all tracks compiled for the first time. LP is painstakingly remastered and comes with a cool full coloured cover offering label reprints on the back. SIDE 1: 1. James Bond & the Agents - Wild Angel (Oklahoma - 1967) 2. Pirates - Cuttin Out (Louisiana - 1966) 3. Madison Revue - Sad And Blue (Texas - 1967) 4. Nomads - I Really Do (Oklahoma - 1965) 5. Paper Menagerie - Left Up To You (Tennessee - 1968) 6. Local Traffic - Second Century (Louisiana - 1968) 7. Creepers - Elizabeth (Missouri - 1967) 8. Rovin Flames - Gloria (Florida - 1965). SIDE 2: 1. Beau Gents - Big Black Machine (California - 1967) 2. Joey Day - The Chase (New York - 1967) 3. Argons - Do The Dog (Kansas - 1964) 4. Conlon & The Crawlers - You're Comin On (Florida - 1967) 5. Emeralds - Like Father Like Son (Indiana - 1966) 6. Laughing Kind - I Could Have Showed You The Way (Texas - 1967) 7. Magical Mist - Time Out To Fly (California - 1968) 8. Fourth Amendment - I See The Light (Alabama - 1968).

SYNDICATE - THE EGYPTIAN THING (CD/BREAK-A-WAY)

Rarest 60s L.A. garage collection. Painstakingly remastered at KSL. Comes with four so far unreleased period recordings. 8-page booklet w/pictures and history by Mike Stax. The story of the Syndicate runs along similar lines to countless other rocknroll bands in the mid-sixties. They got together to have fun, made some noise on the local teen scene, recorded a couple of singles, made a vain grasp for the brass ring, then vanished into thin air-all within the space of two magical years: 1965 and 1966. What makes the Syndicate special, though, is those two hard-to-find singles. 'My Baby's Barefoot' and 'The Egyptian Thing', both released in 1965 are two of the most savage, hot-wired blasts of punk R&B mayhem ever etched into wax, while the flipside of 'The Egyptian Thing,' 'She Haunts You' showed the group were equally adept at moody, minor-key material. The 'Egyptian Thing' album presents the band's four A's & B's alongside four unreleased, same-calibre tracks from the same period, and an earlier 45 by the Ris-Kays featuring Syndicate front man Bill Rash. An in-depth insert written by Ugly Things' Mike Stax with a cache of photos compiles the legacy of a band, whose 45s are among the top wanted items in their genre, making this release the ultimate Syndicate collection and an unforgettable garage punk adventure.

Listen to 'The Egyptian Thing' HERE.

 

SURF/HOTROD/INSTRUMENTAL

 

VARIOUS - SEARCH FOR ATLANTIS (CD/GREEN COOKIE)

'Search For Atlantis' is a collection of recordings from Greek bands playing instrumental surf music, a style that nowadays sees another fanatical revival in Greece. This is a limited edition of 500 CD's.

 

GOTHIC/DARKWAVE/ELECTRO

 

ANTIGUO REGIMEN - POLITICA DE TIERRA QUEMADA (LP/BURKA FOR EVERYBODY)

On their first LP Antiguo Régimen extend their domination agenda, and their goverment plans unveil. The rhythmic patterns demonstrate we are standing before autonomous tailors, strategists on a par with the likes of Zhukov, Rokossovski and Malinovsky, They would all, upon hearing this album, have a change of heart and step into national heroes shoes, manufactured out of a mismash of one hundred thirty eight ragged materials that only goes to prove that Antiguo Régimen are just failed delinquents returning back to their homeland after their umpteenth unsuccessful attempt to seize power. "Their songs are designed so that they still retain a little bit of the sound of The Wake, The Sound, The Chameleons first LP, and Decima Victima, as well as a less rugged postpunk vibe, the kind that carry out crimes, albeit this time around filled with the sense of weightlessness of pop music akin to bands like The Go Betweens or The Chills. These crimes are to be considered mere chimerical rites whereby matter, space and time could be dominated in order to unravel the breeding methods of modern life." ~Elvis Von Doom.

Listen to 'Política De Tierra Quemada' HERE.

 

INDUSTRIAL/DARK AMBIENT

 

ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO - ARISPEJAL ASTISARO+ (2LP) (LP/GEOMETRIK)

The first ever vinyl reissue of 'Arispejal Astisaró+' is remastered and expanded to double-LP format with the four outstanding tracks 'Noising In The Rain' Parts I-IV, which were included in the legendary 'Bruitiste' compilation from 1987. 'Arispejal Astisar+' was recorded recorded between 1987 and 1989, an interesting period during which their unique and characteristic rhythmic-industrial style, developed along the eighties, turns more minimalistic, schematic, cold and rough.

ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO - SHEIKH ALJAMA (LP/GEOMETRIK)

The first ever vinyl reissue (remastered from the original tapes) of Esplendor Geometrico's 'Sheikh Aljama', which was recorded between 1987 and 1989, and first released on CD by Daft Records. This work dates from an interesting period during which their unique and characteristic rhythmic-industrial style, developed along the eighties, turns more minimalistic, schematic, cold and rough, with sporadic influences of Arabic music and rhythms. 'Sheikh Aljama', which includes their hit 'Sinaya', is an Esplendor Geometrico classic, and one of the best albums of their entire career.

Listen to 'Medinati' HERE.

CAZZOKRAFT - INTEGRITY OF THE PRECONSCIOUS SYSTE (CD/OLD EUROPA CAFE)

Conceived between Saitama and Berlin, this album is a collaboration between Japanese junk metal noise-master Masahiko Okubo (LINEKRAFT) and Italian rhythmic heavy electronics pioneer P/S (CAZZODIO, NAXAL PROTOCOL). A bludgeoning combination of the analogue pulsations of vintage Italian power electronics, the furious overdriven metal percussion Linekraft is renowned for, and the trademark mechanical saturated electronics of Cazzodio, assembled with the earsplitting esthetics of Japanese noise. Featuring American death industrial wunderkind The Vomit Arsonist, who contributes vocals on one track. Beautiful as the fortuitous meeting of a shark-operated modular synthesizer and a mental patient hitting on broken car parts, licking rusty chunks of metal to release the tension...

Listen to 'Delta Germination' HERE.

 

ELECTRONIC MUSIC

 

CONTREPOISON - I KEEP ON SEARCHING (LP/AVANT!)

Long due vinyl press of Contrepoison's second EP. Avant! have been glad and proud to release Pierre-Marc Tremblay's electronic solo project back in 2011 with his first EP 'Until Next Morning'. Since then Contrepoison has shared an ace split with Vatican Shadow and put out a couple of tape releases on his own Sans Issue record label. Digitally released in 2012 by Hospital Productions and Heartworm Press, 'I Keep On Searching' finally sees the light on vinyl via Avant! Records and Sans Issue. The closest comparison is early Cold Cave again, but there's more here: something dead-eyed and drugged proper to this sound. Make sure to check the sludgy bass thrust and distant, dingy vox of 'I Keep On Searching' and the bleak, tormented coldwave pop of 'Nectar Of Destiny'. Here you can check the title-track One-time pressing of 500 on 45rpm black vinyl 12".

Listen to 'I Keep on Searching' HERE.

NUN - NUN (LP/AVANT!)

One of the most powerful bands Melbourne has ever produced, presents their dark-yet-somehow-vibrant vision of electronic pop with their debut self-titled album. Employing the weight of gnarling basslines, shimmering analogue synthesiser, punishing drum machine and the scathing lyrical vision of Jenny Branagan, Nun's sound flows from sinister drone-orgy and hyperkinetic synth-punk to saturated new wave worship. An unrelenting aesthetic sense penetrates every aspect of this record, resulting in a remarkably cohesive work of art. Song structures are simple, considered and direct - everything is fine-tuned to ensure maximum sonic devastation. The music is danceable and poppy, its sad and incisive, its fun, aggressive and heavy as hell. Most impressive of all is its immense force; the effortless delivery belying an overwhelming sense of something very heavy and unpleasant looming just beneath the scintillating pop surface. Co-released with Aarght Records from Australia, LP comes in printed innersleeve housed in thick, reversed jackets.

PADILLA, CRAIG - SONAR (2LP) (LP/FRUITS DE MER)

A double-LP of classic kosmische/synth sounds, released as a limited pressing on colour vinyl, coming in a gatefold sleeve. 'Sonar' is a compilation of recordings by Craig Padilla from 1996 onwards, none of which have appeared on CD or vinyl before. Although they span nearly 20 years, Craig selected them to provide a consistent feel across four sides of listening - music influenced by the kosmische sounds of the '70s, but fed through 21st century equipment. Craig has composed soundtracks for various television, theatre and film productions. His music is heard on XM Satellite Radio and radio stations throughout the US, and on celebrated radio programs. He is a top-selling established artist on the Spotted Peccary Music CD label and has appeared on releases from various labels. This is only Craig's second appearance on vinyl, his first was the opening side of the Fruits de Mer's 2013 'Strangefish' box set.

Listen to 'Sonar' HERE.

 

EXPERIMENTAL/SOUND ART

 

ENSEMBLE DISSONANZEN - DISSONANZEN (5CD) (CD/DIE SCHACHTEL)

Dissonanzen, founded in Naples in 1993, is one of the most reputed and internationally acclaimed Italian New Music ensembles. They always carried out an important work on the modern and contemporary repertoire, performing works by composers such as Berio, Cage, Crumb, Dallapiccola, Feldman, Henze, Ives, Kagel, Maderna, Petrassi, Rzewski, Scelsi and Stockhausen, to name a few. They regularly collaborate with musicians, composers and artists within the framework of the concert series of the Associazione Dissonanzen. The music contained in this 5CD box set present the most important recordings in their life, covering a period of about six years (from 2003 to 2009) and shedding a significant light on their relationship with improvisation, which spans over a wide variety of productions, from repertoire to sheer improvisation to multimedia projects. The close working relationship between the players, and the emphasis placed on extremely subtle investigations of their instruments,create and refine radically unique approaches to collective invention, making these recordings an invaluable document of the life of one of the most creative music ensemble emerging from Italy, as well as an immersive and rewarding listening experience.

Listen to 'Dialogo Angelico' HERE.

 

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

 

BULLDOZER - THE NEUROSPIRIT LIVES (LP/NIGHT OF THE VINYL DEAD)

Bulldozer - "The Neurospirit Lives" a real best-of recorded live at rock hard festival 2012! Strictly limited and hand-numbered to 400 pieces worldwide, this new amazing release recorded with a super sound quality, comes with the bonus DVD of the show housed in a special gatefold cover and a 7 pages photo booklet!

Watch the official trailer for 'The Neurospirit Lives' HERE.

KILLIMANJARO - HOOK (LP/LOVERS & LOLLYPOPS)

This LP offers a 36-mimute heavy metal trip, full of catchy riffs à la Iron Maiden, recorded by a Portuguese trio with its roots in the realms of stoner rock.

Check out the preview for 'Hook' HERE.

 

AMERICAN PRIMITIVE

 

DEZURIK SISTERS - SING AND YODEL THEIR GREATEST HITS (LP/MISSISSIPPI)

The DeZurik Sisters (also known as the Cackle Sisters) were Carolyn and Mary Jane DeZurik - two absolutely amazing identical twin sisters with soaring voices that must be heard to be believed. Here we have the first ever LP of tracks by these two incredible entertainers. The ladies sing, yodel and cackle some of the most impressively acrobatic vocal performances you will likely ever hear in your life. Beautiful and novel country tunes to warm your heart and make you feel alright. This LP contains the only 3 78's released by the Dezurik's as well as selections from their radio broadcasts as the Cackle Sisters. A great unsung but important chapter in the history of country music. Old school "tip on" cover and liner notes with archival photos and interviews. One time pressing of 1500 copies.

Listen to 'Arizona Yodeler' HERE.

 

TEX-MEX/CAJUN/ZYDECO

 

GASPARD, BLIND UNCLE -& DELMA LACHNEY- - ON THE WATERS EDGE (LP/MISSISSIPPI)

12 great songs recorded by two of Cajun music's finest and most unusual artists: Blind Uncle Gaspard and Delma Lachney. All songs originally released on 78 in the late 1920's. Fragile and dignified performances with French vocals accompanied by guitar or fiddle or sometimes both. Impeccable ballads and breakdowns. Old school "tip on" cover. One time pressing of 1500 copies.

Listen to 'La Danseuse' HERE.

 

LATIN/BRAZILIAN/CUMBIA

 

VARIOUS - MY INTENTION IS WAR (LP/MISSISSIPPI)

Incredible compilation of calypso classics from Trinidad recorded between 1928 and 1948 by well known masters of the form such as The Roaring Lion, Attila the Hun, Lionel Belasco and Lord Invader, as well as by some lesser known but great artists. Minor chord intense meditations on death, beautiful and fragile instrumentals, topical and poetic songs and more. This is the real stuff. Songs include 'The Horrors Of War', 'African War Call', 'When I Lay Me Body Down In The Grave', 'Exploiting', 'Inequality Of Life And Death.' Real masterpieces here. Not a clunker in the bunch. Old school "tip on" cover. One time pressing of 1500 copies.

VARIOUS - SEVEN SKELETONS FOUND IN THE YARD (LP/MISSISSIPPI)

Great compilation of Calypso classics from Trinidad recorded between 1928 and 1947 by well known masters of the form such as the Growler, The Lion, Lord Executor and Lionel Belasco, as well as by some lesser known but great artists. Heavy topical songs, minor chord meditations on death, beautiful instrumentals and more. Songs include 'When You Hear I Die', 'In The Dew And The Rain', 'Hojoe', 'Jimby's Ingratitude', 'Ba Boo La La' and much much more. All true master pieces. Old school "tip on" cover. One time pressing of 1500 copies.

 

POP/ROCK/WAVE

 

SHIVVERS - THE SHIVVERS (LP/SING SING)

Remixed and remastered! In the spirit of Badfinger and Raspberries with a heavy dose of Girl Group soul, get ready for the 3-minute magic of THE SHIVVERS!! To those that know, saying Milwaukee's punk and new wave scene in the late '70s and early '80s punched well above its weight than larger Midwestern cities is a gross understatement. Though only one half million strong, Milwaukee put together a flurry of such great bands and singles, yet even in this remarkable environment, no band burned brighter or more intensely with white-hot, pure-pop than the arc-light of The Shivvers. Classic pop in an age of plastic fops, it's taken over thirty years, but 'Now People' around the world may finally be ready for the three-minute magic of The Shivvers. Jill Kossoris: "This is it! All the songs were written between '79 and '81 and most were intended as singles. This would have been The Shivvers first album." Comes in deluxe packaging! Gatefold LP with extensive liners, printed inner sleeve and foldout poster!

Listent o 'Life Without You' HERE.

SEQUIN - PENELOPE (CD/LOVERS & LOLLYPOPS)

Sequin is the alter-ego of Portuguese wondergirl Ana Miró. Her way to intertwine electro with the sexiness of pop comes out a real breeze of fresh air that you can really use on the dancefloors.

Check out this live video of 'Meth Monster' HERE.

 

PUNK/HC

 

TESTORS - COMPLETE RECORDINGS 1976-1979 (2LP) (LP/ALIEN SNATCH!)

This is the official and worldwide exclusive re-release of the TESTORS' 'Complete Recordings' double album, previously out on SWAMI back in 2003, but now with a few more songs and completely renewed and stunning gatefold artwork! There are THIRTY-SEVEN tracks on the vinyl edition of this killer power pop compilation! Limited edition of 300 copies on coloured vinyl, including a download code.

Listen to 'Bad Attitude' HERE.

 

SOUNDTRACKS GENERAL

 

BURROUGHS, WILLIAM S. - HÄXAN: WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES (CD/SOTPACKAN)

Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen's legendary 1922 film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. But the film itself is far from serious; instead its a witches brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous. In 1968, an abbreviated version of the film (77 minutes) was released. This version features an eclectic jazz score by Daniel Humair (played by a quintet including Jean-Luc Ponty on violin and Daniel Humair on percussion) and dramatic narration by William S. Burroughs. The artwork features great stills from the film.

Check out the trailer for 'Häxan' HERE.

 

SHOWS

 

Black Leather Jesus (Steinklang), Con-Dom (Tesco Organisation / Old Europa Café) e.a.

18/5 OCCII Amsterdam

19/5 The Pit’s Kortrijk

Dylan Carlson (Southern/EARTH), Robert Millis (Sublime Frequencies/Dust-To-Digital)

24/5 OCCII Amsterdam

Bob Log III (Voodoo Rhythm)

3/6 Patronaat Haarlem

The Cosmic Dead (Sound of Cobra / Evil Hoodoo)

29/06 OCCII Amsterdam

5/7 Patronaat Haarlem

 

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