SPOTLIGHT 482

08/01/2015 17:13

Welcome to the Spot Light! Join us for a new selection of psych, prog, stoner, kraut, folk, punk, metal, avant-garde, and more!

 

PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE

 

PSYENCE - PHOENIX/CHEMICALS FOR BREAKFAST (12"/SALVATION)

Limited to 250 copies on red vinyl. Shirking the kraut-rock and dark side of post-psych while transcending the eternal cheesiness of the free-love Daisy age, Psyence is a band so differentiated from anyone else that it can only be described as stepping into new undiscovered frontiers. Blurring the lines of '60s Americana garage rock and flirting with modern-day psychedelia such as Pond and Temples, Psyence is an intense chemical reaction of face-melting riffs, spacious vocals and groove-based rhythms that have been locked away up north to slowly mature away from the style over substance London psych scene.

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CRANIUM PIE - MECHANISMS (PART 2) (2LP) (LP/FRUITS DE MER)

Pressed on coloured vinyl and limited to 300 copies. So what happens when a brilliant progressive rock band from Wiltshire decides to create a full-blown prog concept album about a fight between civilizations of robots and crayfish? ...They evoke the spirit of the great sixties/seventies record labels - Harvest, Vertigo, Island - as well as bands such as Pink Floyd, Nektar, Frank Zappa, The Nice and Caravan. They cram the album with rippling Hammond organ, searing lead guitar, wild voice-overs and special fx. They even decide to press it exclusively on vinyl, and house it in a gatefold sleeve, for added authenticity. For fans of great '60s/'70s bands such as Nektar, Caravan and The Nice, not to mention mid-period Pink Floyd will love it (although the band also mention Frank Zappa, Arthur Brown, Hawkwind, Gong and Hendrix as influences) but Cranium Pie add their own unique take on classic prog rock to create something new and very special.

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DOMO - DOMO (BLACK) (LP/PHONOSPHERA)

Black vinyl version. Debut album from Spanish HEAVY POWER TRIO. Psychedelic and hazy jams. A huge evergrowing pulsating stoner brain that rules from the centre of the ultraworld.

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ORESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE - (BLACK) MUSIC FOR POGONOLOGISTS (2LP) (LP/SPACE ROCK)

Limited hand numbered edition of 200 copies on 180 gram black vinyl, presented in a gatefold cover and including an A3 poster. Öresund Space Collective is a totally improvised space rock band from Copenhagen and southern Sweden. This is the band's 15th studio album. The material was recorded in April 2012 and features American guitarist, Daniel Lars as well as all the members from the Danish band Papir. Please note that the tracks on the CD and vinyl versions are not identical. B.t.w. a pogonologist is someone who studies beards!

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SULA BASSANA - THE NIGHT (CD/SULATRON)

After selling out the first edition of this CD, Sulatron decided to re-release it in a jewelcase. On offer are five tracks (6 to 16 minutes) of mostly instrumental psychedelic spacerock and krautrock! All music is composed and played by Sula, one track is sung by Colour Haze's Stefan Koglek! Produced by Kraut legend EROC.

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HAWKLORDS - THE REALITY TOUR 2013 (DVD/HAWKLORDS)

Live at The Bush Hall, London, 2nd November 2013. 85+ minutes. PAL. Region zero. The film sees the band at the height of its powers, playing a set which includes classic Hawkwind material from the 1970s, alongside songs from their critically acclaimed studio albums 'We Are One' (2012) and 'Dream' (2013) all set against the backdrop of their legendary, retina-reducing, psychedelic light show. The film also includes sequences shot by members of the audience. 01. Title Credits 02. Masters Of The Universe 03. Time Split Vision 04. Elemental Mind 05. Dream Worker 06. D.N.A. 07. Uncle Sam's On Mars 08. We Are One 09. I.D. Man 10. Machine Embrace 11. Robot 12. Thin Blue Meniscus 13. I Am The Wind 14. Flight 15. Dream A Dream 16. Thanks 17. Damnation Alley 18. Credits

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PSYCH/PROG/FOLK

 

MADE IN GERMANY - MADE IN GERMANY (LP/LONGHAIR)

Originally recorded in 1971 for the Metronome label, this eponymous album by legendary Berlin-based group MADE IN GERMANY presented two different approaches of intelligent German rock; long tracks with great organ and guitar work, and shorter songs with harmony vocals (male/female) and flute. This reissue comes with sound taken from the mastertape and includes an informative insert.

SITTING BULL - TRIP AWAY (LP/LONGHAIR)

Originally released by CBS in 1971, now at last reissued on vinyl for the first time. These four guys from Bremen played with a US west-coast feel, in some ways comparable to Quicksilver, but with the unique Kraut flavour. Electric and accoustic guitars with occasional keyboards dominate the jamming sound. This reissue has sound from the mastertape and comes with an informative insert.

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CHALOT, VERONIQUE - LA CHANSONS DE PROVENCE (CD/MEDIA ARTE)

This is a CD-reissue of her first album from 1975. Though the music is typical French-Celtic folk, the album originally was only released in Italy.

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CHILLI WILLI & THE RED HOT PEPPERS - KINGS OF THE ROBOT RHYTHM (CD/BIG PINK MUSIC)

First ever CD-reissue of this UK pub rock album from the early '70s. Their music was a laid-back yet rocking mixture of rock'n'roll, R&B, country and folk. Suitable for fans of a.o. Brinsley Schwarz, Daddy Longlegs, Maple Oak and Formerly Fat Harry.

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FILBY, PAULINE - SHOW ME A RAINBOW (CD/BIG PINK MUSIC)

The first ever CD-reissue of the nice and warm sounding X-ian folk album by Pauline Filby, which she recorded with guitar virtuso Gordon Giltrap. An essential album for anyone into the UK's psych/hippie underground folk movement of the '70s.

HARE, COLIN - MARCH HARE (CD/MEDIA ARTE)

Limited edition of 300 copies. This is a CD-reissue of the 1971 solo effort by former Honeybus-member Colin Hare. 'March Hare' is a UK troubadour classic which still sounds fresh and innovative today.

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MACMURROUGH - MACMURROUGH (CD/MEDIA ARTE)

MacMurrough, or Shades of MacMurrough as they were known initially, was a '70s folk trio playing a style that was more traditional than the music from their hippie-affected contemporaries. This is real Irish folk music, with great female vocals and high level playing.

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SHADES OF MACMURROUGH - CARRIG RIVER (CD/MEDIA ARTE)

Folk group Shades Of Macmurrough was formed by Paul Kavanagh, Mary O'Neil and Josephine O'Neil in 1970/71, in Ferns County, Wexford. 'Carrig River' is their debut album which was issued in late 1972 by Polydor, Ireland. The album highlighted their vocal strenth and featured the more traditional side of their repertoire. This isn a fine CD-reissue.

SOUNDS OF MODIFICATION - SOUNDS OF MODIFICATION (CD/BIG PINK MUSIC)

CD-reissue of a lost US pop-psych treasure, originally released by Jubilee Rexcords in 1968. Fans of f.i. The Monkees, Young Rascals or Deep Six will love this.

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GARAGE/BEAT/PSYCH

 

VELVET ILLUSIONS - THE VELVET ILLUSIONS (LP/MOI J'CONNAIS)

LP with silk-screened cover and a 2-page insert. Having unfortunately fallen into the pits of oblivion, The Velvet Illusions were never given the honour of releasing a full LP. Hailing from the American north-west, the young fellows (aged 14-17 at the time) soon moved to Hollywood in the hope of finding glory and success, but thanks to a shady manager (their lefty girlfriend) their 7-inch EP was plagued by bad luck. Between 1967 and 1968, three A-sides and respective B-sides gave the band a legendary aura, with their angelic faces, their Vox amplifiers and their weird double-necked guitars. Now their ten rare gems are finally available on LP format! Featuring organ, saxophone and an unbridled fury, it's a bizarre trip through garage music, ranging from acid beats to anti-pot ballads (!!!). Limited to 1.000 copies.

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PUNK/HC

 

MOPO MOGO - MOI JE M'ES FOUS/ICH BIN ALLEIN (7"/CAMELEON)

This rare 7-inch was originally released in 1983 in an edition of 1000 copies. Hailing from Colmar, Mopo Mogo certainly was the first one man punk band in France. Mopo Mogo, a.k.a. David Ruyer, did everything himself; playing the instruments and recording.

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PSYCHO SURGEONS - CRUSH ON YOU/FALLING APART (7"/BLANK)

Australian 70's punk legends Psycho-Surgeons released one 45 in 1978, which was reissued by Crypt records. But.. to his own surprize Psycho-Surgeons guitarist Mark Taylor found two tracks from a 1976 rehearsal...two original compositions. One of which later found its way into the early Lipstick Killers set list, but thats another story and band... Long forgotten, lost, undiscovered. One short step from being binned and lost forever..

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CONTINGENT - CONTINGENT (LP/DANGER)

The previously unissued lost 1981 album by Belgium's punk legends Contingent. Probably one of the best Belgian punk records!

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PLASTIX - ICH BIN MODERN (LP/DANGER)

The long awaited vinyl release of a classic punk rehearsal tape, recorded in Vienna, Austria 1981.

 

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

 

MAGNUM - BREATH OF LIFE (2LP) (LP/NIGHT OF THE VINYL DEAD)

Reissue of Magnum's 2002 album. Limited edition of 250 hand-numbered copies.

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NECRODEATH - THE 7 DEADLY SINS (LP/NIGHT OF THE VINYL DEAD)

The 11th studio album from Italy's veterans of extreme metal, Necrodeath. "Nine storming tracks which exude the sort of technical menace one has come to expect from such gifted warhorses." ~Metal Forces Magazine. Limited to 250 hand-numbered copies.

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SUPLECS - SAD SONGS... BETTER DAYS (LP/EMETIC)

First ever reissue on vinyl. Nine blackwater tracks of muscular, fuzzed-out Southern Stoner Rawk. Suplecs features a line-up of gifted musicians, including former members of EYEHATEGOD, and lovingly produced within the steaming confines of New Orleans. Black cat bone and Juju powder... Bayou power rock of the highest caliber. Previously available on CD only via Man's Ruin. Edition of 250 copies.

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SUPLECS - WRESTLING WITH MY LADY FRIEND (LP/EMETIC)

First ever reissue on vinyl. Eleven blackwater tracks of muscular, fuzzed-out Southern Stoner Rawk. Suplecs features a line-up of gifted musicians, including former members of EYEHATEGOD, and lovingly produced within the steaming confines of New Orleans. Black cat bone and Juju powder... Bayou power rock of the highest caliber. Previously available on CD only via Man's Ruin. Edition of 250 copies.

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QUEMOS - QUEMOS (CD/GOLDEN PROCESSION)

Two 20+ minute excursions and a 2-minute track fill this album that's recommended to anyone into the old records of Boris, Sunn O))) or Earth, and who digs the lo-fi sound of old school black metal like Hellhammer or Von.

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RANGER - SKULL SPLITTING METAL! (CD/EKTRO)

Prepare your necks for 60+ minutes of powerthrashing heavy metal with steaming Marshalls, pounding drums, face-melting screams and riffs that make you break something! Ranger has once again teamed up with Ektro Records to bring Skull Splitting Metal on CD for the first time! This ultimate compilation includes every Ranger release from 2009's 'Enter The Zone' demo to the 'Shock Skull' EP plus an unreleased demo version of 'Touch Of Death'! Tracks 1-2 taken from 'Shock Skull', tracks 3-7 taken from 'Knights Of Darkness', tracks 8-10 taken from 'Combat Metal', track 11 is an unreleased song, tracks 12-14 taken from the 'Metal Gear' demo and tracks 15-16 taken from the 'Enter The Zone' demo.

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POP/ROCK

 

HATFIELD, BOBBY - MESSIN' IN MUSCLE SHOALS (CD/BIG PINK MUSIC)

Bobby Hatfield's only album, released in 1970, is an absolute textbook example of what swamp rock should be played like. This album finally sees the digital light!

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PECK, DANNY - HEART AND SOUL (CD/BIG PINK MUSIC)

The first ever CD-reissue of Danny Peck's debut album. Originally released in 1977 the music is in the same vein as those AOR and super blue eyed soul acts from the '70s, like Ambrosia and Hall & Oates.

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BLUES/RHYTHM & BLUES

 

JUKE JOINT PIMPS - BOOGIE PIMPS (+CD) (LP/VOODOO RHYTHM)

Influences from Hound Dog Taylor, Howlin Wolf and North Mississippi Hill country blues are mixed (up) with gospel and raw power blues punk. Brewed in Germany! LP-version. TRACKS: 1. Let's Do The Hippie Dance 2. High This Morning 3. Superman Don't Get The Blues 4. The Devil Is In The Details 5. A Thing You Gotta Face 6. Don't Push That Button 7. Blues & Reefer 8. Am I Blind 9. That's The Way To Boogie 10. Feel So Good 11. You'll Be Mine 12. Slim Stepped In Dog Shit 13. That's It 14. Mister Vegan

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COUNTRY/AMERICANA/BLUEGRASS

 

PETTY, ANDY DALE - FRICK'S LAMENT (+CD) (LP/VOODOO RHYTHM)

LP-version plus free CD! From Huntsville, Alabama, one man and his guitar/banjo traveling around the globe in the tradition of Bert Jansch, Mississippi John Hurt or Woody Guthrie .... TRACKS: 1. Frick's Lament 2. Train On A Island 3. The Building Is Doomed 4. That Ol' Day 5. Keraxa Lu 6. James Burwell 7. Early Modern Times 8. Meteor Shower 9. Augostine's First Return 10. Steel Guitar Rag/Shake Sugarfree 11. Spin Me Round 12. January Winds 

SOUNDCLOUD

 

AVANT GARDE/FREE JAZZ

 

HAINO, KEIJI/PETER BROTZMANN/JIM O'ROURKE - TWO CITY BLUES 1 (LP/TROST)

Recorded in 2010 by Yasuo Fujimura at the Shinjuku Pit Inn, Tokyo. German legend Peter Brötzmann is one of the outstanding saxophone players in the current international free jazz scene, continuing to tour and release with various musicians. Keiji Haino is a Japanese avantgarde wizard, mesmerizing with voice and guitar. Jim O'Rourke is an outstanding composer in various fields, from ambient to freejazz to rock. TRACKS: 01. Two City Blues 1 02. Eyes Stay The Same

HAINO, KEIJI/PETER BROTZMANN/JIM O'ROURKE - TWO CITY BLUES 2 (CD/TROST)

Recorded in 2010 by Yasuo Fujimura at the Shinjuku Pit Inn, Tokyo. German legend Peter Brötzmann is one of the outstanding saxophone players in the current international free jazz scene, continuing to tour and release with various musicians. Keiji Haino is a Japanese avantgarde wizard, mesmerizing with voice and guitar. Jim O'Rourke is an outstanding composer in various fields, from ambient to freejazz to rock. TRACKS: 01. Two City Blues 2 02. One Fine Day

 

EXPERIMENTAL/SOUND ART

 

LEGENDARY PINK DOTS - THE MARIA DIMENSION (5LP BOX) (LP/SOLEILMOON)

'The Complete Recordings' offers two double LP's in gatefold sleeves, one single LP, a poster and a slipcase box. 25 years after the Dots' classic psychedelic masterwork was recorded, this set marks the first time the entire 'Maria Dimension' album has been released on vinyl. In addition to the original album, remastered and presented here as a double-LP in a deluxe gatefold sleeve, the box includes another gatefold double-LP and an additional single LP from the same sessions. Limited to 300 copies, this slipcase box edition comes with notes, rare photos, a poster and previously unreleased recordings.

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MOTT, NICK - HERE BEGINS THE GREAT DESTROYER (CD/LUMBERTON TRADING COMPANY)

A CD from solo-artist Nick Mott, formerly of Volcano The Bear. The ten pieces on 'Here Begins The Great Destroyer' pay witness to a world of unfolding electronic textures, uneasy tones, rhythmic bursts and a general sense of things not being quite as they seem. It's an album for those amongst us who command a more challenging listening experience.

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TEX-MEX/CAJUN/ZYDECO

 

VARIOUS - HYPNOTIC CAJUN & OBSCURE ZYDECO 2 (LP/MOI J'CONNAIS)

Following the huge success of the first volume (three pressings!) in 2009, the long-awaited 'Cajun/Zydeco Vol. 2' is finally here! The long wait was not due to a lack of inspiration, but rather to the creator's diligent research, and as such this awesome second volume has taken five years to come together. The result is a rich compilation of rare gems, some of which had never been pressed onto vinyl since their original release! The LP represents a trip into the South of Louisiana, where this music -a blend of worlds and traditions- took shape at the beginning of the 20th century. It's a selection of tracks from the past, featuring local legends (Nathan Abshire) and unknown craftsmen (Jimmy Peters), who all, in their own way, have left their indelible mark. Waltz, two-step, one-step, blues, the record pays tribute to the unique blend of European dances with African rhythms. Each track has been weighed up for its historical as well as for its musical interest. A combination of melodeon and, for the Zydeco side, button accordion, triangle, rub board and fiddles. This LP comes with sleeve notes and a magnificent poster from one of the masters of Cajun fiddle, Dennis McGhee. Presented in a silk screened cover and limited to 1.000 copies.

 

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