SPOTLIGHT 586

21/04/2017 15:28

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Fresh out the press:

PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

TOMB WEAVERS - (WHY ARE YOU) SHAKING?/7 CYCLES PER SECOND (7"/13 O'CLOCK)

The Tomb Weavers' fifth single once again offers an amalgamation of late '60s-style heavy psych with dawn-of-the-'70s psychedelic hangover hard rock scorch! Added to this heady mixture are introspective lyrics and an overall moody vibe, resulting in a double dose of crunchy, heavy psych that will sit nicely beside your compilations of late '60s psychedelic unknowns as well as your Blue Cheer, Bang and The Damnation Of Adam Blessing albums.

PHOENICIAN DRIVE - TWO COINS (10") (10"/EXAG')

Balancing on a tightrope between Mediterranean traditions and psychedelic rock, Phoenician Drive is a Brussels-based six-piece featuring Diego Moscoso. This percussionist gathered musicians coming from various musical backgrounds (flamenco, balkan, psychedelic, rock'n'roll, jazz, post-punk/new wave) in order to combine drums and fuzzy guitars with oud and Eastern percussion. Following musical blendings of east and west from the '70s, like Erkin Koray or Orient Express, and under the influence of the German kraut-rock scene (Neu!, Can, Faust), Phoenician Drive searches the hypnotic trance based on distorted oriental grooves.

FONTÄN - FONTÄN (LP/HÖGA NORD)

Put the opening track 'Mangsebung' on, then stay with the record until the closer 'Shadows' rings out and you will go clear, sharp, and mildly messed up by the listening experience because this is an extremely well directed trip in mind-altering music! This album needed time to reach such heights. The width of range in influences has become somewhat of a trademark for Fontän. Magma, Pink Floyd, Bhutanese and Nordic folk music, Manuel Göttsching and Ashra, Robert Fripp and King Crimson, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Talking Heads, DJ Shadow, Brian Eno, Boards of Canada, are some of the music that has made a mark on the psychedelic duo. One of the main differences though between Fontän and other bands with a similar setup of names to drop is that many cannot transform those musical traditions into timeless and boundless songs like those in Fontän's catalogue.

ORVAL CARLOS SIBELIUS - ORDRE ET PROGRES (LP/BORN BAD)

Orval Carlos Sibelius returns to a musical era in which The Beach Boys and The Left Banke used heavy orchestrations in order to conjure up melancholic depths, and Pink Floyd and The Soft Machine crashed through the doors of perception.

PYRAMIDAL - FROM OTHER SPHERES/SABBRA-ARABIA (LP/KRAUTED MIND)

The third release on Krauted Mind by this Spanish space-rock band with a jamming style and sound inspired by Hawkwind and krautrock. This record contains the 'From Other Spheres' EP (recorded during the same sessions as 'Jams From The Sun') as well as the 'Sabbra Arabia' single which contains the dark and heavy homonym track featured on the '7 Infiernos' compilation.

SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT - ONE WITH THE UNIVERSE (LP/ELECTRIC MAGIC)

This is the fourth album by Samsara Blues Experience. The most evolutionary development compared to the band's previous albums is the cosmic use of analogue synthesizers, keyboards and effects - while not losing focus on catchiness and well-rendered songwriting. The five tracks subtly integrate flashes from Jimi Hendrix' 'Electric Ladyland', Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath with Canterbury prog elements à la Caravan and the heavy riffs of Kyuss. 'One With The Universe' can not be pigeonholed into one genre. It is a multifaceted heavy rock album with tons of soul, courage and originality!

SIMONES - CORRIDOR OF DREAMS (LP/KRAUTED MIND)

Pressed on coloured vinyl and presented in a special cardboard cover, this is a limited edition (500 copies) reissue of Al Simones' 1993 album. Long revered as a trade secret amongst record dealers and collectors, Simones' music is among the great secrets of the home recording revolution that took root in the late 1980s. Ohio born Al Simones combined his love of '60s and '70s psychedelic rock music with vintage instruments, and produced four highly collectable handmade albums between 1992 and 2009. All of them are filled with intense psychedelic guitar music that invokes the energy and passion of his influences -including Jimi Hendrix and Phil Keaggy of The Glass Harp- whilst also possessing the mystery and spiritual intensity that surrounds '70s US private press legends such as Jeffrey Liberman and Mystic Siva.

SIMONES - ENCHANTED FOREST (LP/KRAUTED MIND)

Pressed on coloured vinyl and presented in a special cardboard cover, this is a limited edition (500 copies) reissue of Al Simones' 1994 album. Long revered as a trade secret amongst record dealers and collectors, Simones' music is among the great secrets of the home recording revolution that took root in the late 1980s. Ohio born Al Simones combined his love of '60s and '70s psychedelic rock music with vintage instruments, and produced four highly collectable handmade albums between 1992 and 2009. All of them are filled with intense psychedelic guitar music that invokes the energy and passion of his influences -including Jimi Hendrix and Phil Keaggy of The Glass Harp- whilst also possessing the mystery and spiritual intensity that surrounds '70s US private press legends such as Jeffrey Liberman and Mystic Siva.

SOFT POWER - IN A BROWN STUDY (LP/HUURU OSASTO)

Helsinki-based Soft Power is influenced by late-'60s and early '70s freakouts and mind-melts, and the heavy swaggering psych from the likes of Pärson Sound or Fläsket Brinner. Apart from these elements the music also includes melodic grooves in the vein of Wigwam, Bo Hanson, Ragnarök and Can. This is the band's first full-length album.

PUNK/GARAGE/BEAT

ROT IN HELL - (BLACK) A THICK ROPE AND A STRONG BRANCH (LP/NEUROPA)

As the dot above the vulture's wing in the ruins of Göbekli Tepe, Rot In Hell once again inverts its hc punk lineage, reincarnated to spite all with 'A Thick Rope And A Strong Branch'. On offer are 10 broken headstones of apocalyptic electro-acoustic neo-holy terror that dredge the silt, twist the shank and sour the tongue. Edition on BLACK VINYL.

WILD CHERRIES - 16 POUNDS OF R&B (LP/GROOVIE)

Less celebrated than many of their Australian '60s contemporaries but arguably more significant in the creative stakes were Melbourne's The Wild Cherries. Where most Oz bands during those halcyon days blatantly wore their influences on their sleeves, The Wild Cherries were uniquely original and uncompromising in their delivery and execution. Australian labels at the time didn't want to release the 16 tracks on this LP, because they were to wild for them. Includes an insert with tons of photos and texts by Nick Warburton. If you are into '60s savage stuff like The Kinks or The Pretty Things or even in to more late '60s psychedelia, this is for you.

METAL/HARDROCK

FUATH - I (BLACK) (LP/NEUROPA)

Fuath is a black metal project founded by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Andy Marshall, better known as the mastermind behind Celtic black metal act Saor. Unlike Saor, which finds Marshall focusing mostly on folky and epic black-metal, here the musician delves into a darker and more melancholic side of the genre, marrying fierce and harsh riffs, unrelenting double-kick drums and raspy screams with melancholic melodies and hypnotic, gloomy ambiences. Edition on BLACK VINYL.

MORASS OF MOLASSES - THESE PATHS WE TREAD (LP/HEVISIKE)

The debut-album by Reading's most revered underground metal sensation Morass Of Molasses. One of the hardest-working bands on the scene, Morass Of Molasses has earned itself the title "Swamp Master Generals" from its ever grwoing, cult-like fanbase. Blending metal with southern blues influences, the trio has honed its craft through relentless touring throughout the UK. The LP comes on marbled coloured vinyl and is presented in a gatefold cover.

NECROMUTILATOR - EUCHARISTIC MUTILATIONS (LP/TERROR FROM HEL)

Black/death metal from Italy. For fans of BATHORY, MORBOSIDAD, a.s.o. This vinyl version comes in a gatefold jacket.

THROANE - DERRIERE-NOUS, LA LUMIERE (LP/NEUROPA)

'Derrière-Nous, La Lumière' is a giant wave of despair, a colossal edifice of discordant guitars and heartbreaking howling built on mid-paced and oppressive tempos, reminiscent of Godflesh, Neurosis or Blut Aus Nord. The poisonous heaviness of this insane work of art is dangerously addictive, intelligently repetitive and hypnotic. The infected music of Throane is a desperate landscape, a massive nihilistic echo crawling into the mystic depths of the human soul, at the crossroads between industrial black metal, post-core and dark ambient.

WOUNDED GIANT - VAE VICTIS (LP/STB)

Limited to 250 copies on RED/WHITE SWIRL VINYL, this is the second full-length by psychedelic doom metallers WOUNDED GIANT. 'Vae Victis' simulates the experience of being beaten with a length of lumber while a psychoactive potion penetrates the blood-brain barrier and someone carves a message into your forearm with a razor blade. This album will hit you.... Hard.

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/GOTHIC/NEOFOLK

MERZBOW - ESCAPE MASK (LP/OTHER VOICES)

Limited to only 150 copies! A rather unusual album for those who know Merzbow by his trademark wall of pure noise. Recorded back in 1983, 'Escape Mask' reveals a more hidden side of Masami Akita. Psychedelic atonal guitar-driven noise, samples, technoid drum machine patterns and even some vocals evoke sweet memories of Throbbing Gristle or early SPK. The material, originally released as a C-60 tape, is now digitally remastered from the original cassette. A must have for all true industrial/noise freaks as well as drone-metal youngsters!

NIGHT PROFOUND & CROOKED MOUTH - (BLACK) NIGHT PROFOUND & CROOKED MOUTH (LP/NEUROPA)

The psychedelic, ethereal nature of Crooked Mouth and the bombastic darkness of Night Profound clash head-on in a collection of pastoral ballads, miasmic darkness, and intricate tales of woe and elation. Recorded throughout 2014, this meeting of unique neo-folk spirits features fresh Crooked Mouth songs and re-recorded demo tracks from Night Profound's infancy. This blend of deeply personal material is enriched by the pangs of a grandiose spiritual longing, undeniably at the root of each project. Edition on BLACK VINYL.

SANGRE DE MUERDAGO - (BLACK) OS SEGREDOS DA RAPOSA VERMELLA (LP/NEUROPA)

This record consists of Sangre De Muerdago's attempts to interpret melodies from the Iberian northwest that once were lost and now are found again. The band also honours the traditional melodies from Galicia and Bretagne, and the music of Milladoiro, according to Sangre De Muerdago the best folk band to ever exist. Edition on BLACK VINYL.

ULVESANG - ULVESANG (LP/NEUROPA)

Raised on a diet of classic neo-folk, black metal atmospherics and bizarre occultism, the Ulvesang collective from Nova Scotia, Canada set about crafting its first suite of songs as a public offering. Over the course of 2015 the self-titled album was channeled into existence through a focus on driving, finger picked rhythms, raw recording practice and haunting glossolalia to present a package both clearly informed by its influences while remaining wholly distinct from them.

SOUNDTRACKS/LOUNGE/EXOTICA

CIPRIANI, STELVIO/GOBLIN - UN'OMBRA NELL'OMBRA O.S.T. (LP/FOUR FLIES)

Presented on vinyl for the very first time is Stelvio Cipriani's iconic score to Pier Carpi's 1979 occult-themed movie, 'Un'ombra Nell'ombra'. Expect a virtuous synth explosion composed by Maestro Cipriani and performed by the classic Goblin line-up. The result of this special rendezvous is an elegant and dark sound, full of deep bass and obsessive rhythms, with an innovative and experimental electronic background enriched with synth and exotic percussion. This album is an absolute must-have for fans of Italian horror, video nasty VHS aficionados, and soundtrack and library connoisseurs. Limited to 500 copies.

NICOLOSI, ROBERTO - L'OCCHIO NEL LABIRINTO O.S.T. (LP/FOUR FLIES)

The first ever official reissue of this unbelievable giallo score by Roberto Nicolosi, composed for Mario Caiano's experimental thriller from 1972. Previously issued on the Fontana label in 1973, as 'Atmosfera', this is certainly one of the most sought-after Italian jazz LP's. Featuring five-star musicians such as Giovanni Tommaso (bass), Franco Tonani (drums), Angelo Baroncini (guitar), Antonello Vannucchi (organ), Franco D'Andrea (piano), Gianni Basso (tenor saxophone), Dino Piana (trombone) and Cicci Santucci (trumpet), the music has a wonderful psych and dark jazz-funk sound. Limited to 500 copies including a poster.

AFRO-BEAT/WORLD

REDDA, TEWOLDE - ERITREA'S GUITAR PIONEER, 1970-73 (LP/DOMINO SOUND)

A superb collection of recordings from the man who revolutionized the sounds of traditional Eritrean music by amplifying his kirar, playing his Eko electric guitar, and recording six singles (for the Philips, Amha and Yared labels) in the first part of the 1970s. Including the first Eritrean songs to use a horn section, traditional tunes reworked into his new sound, and originals influenced by radio broadcasts from the US military base in Asmara, these ten tracks showcase Tewolde Redda's amazing talents. The LP is presented in a tip-on sleeve with extensive liner notes, lyrical translations, and unpublished photos.

CILLA, MAX - LA FLUTE DES MORNES VOLUME I (LP/BONGO JOE)

Born in 1944 on the island of Martinique, Max Cilla worked his whole life to resurrect the bamboo flute played by his forebears in the fields from the relative oblivion into which it had fallen into in the early 20th century. Fascinated by Cuban music and Latin rhythms, he composed and played his own songs accompanied by the island's traditional percussions. This album was originally recorded and released in 1981. Max Cilla also played with Archie Shepp in Paris, can be heard on Bonga's album 'Angola 74', shared the stage with Tito Puente and Machito, and keeps on playing today.

 

 

 

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