SPOTLIGHT 588

04/05/2017 17:42

SPOTLIGHT 588
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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

BLUE GRASS CHAMPIONS A.O./DAS LOUIS SHAMPTON TRIO - BLUES-ROCK FESTIVAL/BEAT CLUB INTERNATIONAL (CD/GEAR FAB)

BLUE GRASS CHAMPIONS, ROCK REVIVAL LTD. & THE MOODY FIVE - 'BLUES-ROCK FESTIVAL' and DAS LOUIS SHAMPTON TRIO - 'BEAT CLUB INTERNATIONAL' both on 1 CD. These two -complementary- exploitation albums, originally issued in Germany in 1970, compile tracks from late '60s budget LP's which were credited to (fictional) acts s.a. Brother T. & Family, Automatic Blues Inc. and Ten O'Clock Bubble Gum Train. Despite the variety of band names, all the songs were recorded by the same group of musicians, featuring (ex-)members of Hamburg-based bands The Tonics and German Bonds. If you fancy a catchy blend of old fashioned hard rock, blues rock, psych and prog, you're likely to enjoy this two-for-one cd-reissue immensely. Teutonic exploito rock at its very best, presented in a miniature LP-sleeve!

SUPERSONIC BLUES - SUPERSONIC BLUES THEME/CURSES ON MY SOUL (7"/WHO CAN YOU TRU)

The debut release by a young Dutch band (hailing from The Hague), influenced by the intensity of late '60s-early '70s acid-bluesrock, soul and funk. Produced by Guy Tavares of Orange Sunshine, this is the kind of loud, fuzzy, garagey music that you only want to hear through the speakers of a record player!

ULTRA SATAN - USA/USB (7"/HÖGA NORD)

Ultra Satan works with the concept of "More is More" and with that principal captures the zeitgeist of over consumption, global warming and skew resource allocation. The music presents one part of the group's ambition, or secret agenda: to connect all the freaks who also sense that the world as we know it will come to an end sooner than later. Ultra Satan is ahead musically, philosophically, politically and spiritually. Join the gathering!

BIGFOOT - BIGFOOT (BLACK) (LP/IT'S A GAS)

Psychedelic at heart, this self-titled work by Bigfoot brilliantly captures the spirit of the second half of the '60s. Edition on BLACK VINYL.

IL TEMPIO DELLE CLESSIDRE - IL-LUDERE (LP/BLACK WIDOW)

Revolving 'round the conceptual theme of 'playing' (compare the title 'Il-Ludere' to the well known cultural phenomenon of the 'homo ludens'), this is the 2017 full-length by the Italian prog veterans.

IVORY ELEPHANT - (BLACK) NUMBER 1 POP HIT (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

Limited edition of 150 copies on BLACK VINYL, presented in a gatefold sleeve. Having emerged from the depths of Melbourne's underground, The Ivory Elephant revels in late nights and loud sounds. The band's music harks back to the greats of '70s rock'n'roll, saturated with heavy psych and down-home delta blues vibes. Despite the title, this album explores the darker side of blues-rock and delves deep into three-piece psychedelia.

JORDSJO - JORDSJO (2LP/BLACK) (LP/PANCROMATIC)

Featuring members from a.o. Tusmorke, Black Magic, The Switch and Dr. Kay & His Interstellar Tone Scientists, Norwegian outfit Jordsjo plays symphonic folk and progressive rock. This self-titled double-LP contains the tracks from the band's three cassettes (issued in 2015 and 2016) and adds two exclusive tracks. The music is inspired by bands such as Anglagard, Landberk, Thule and Camel, but also acid folk and electronic music. Although the band uses instruments from the '70s, the music is far from retrospective. This edition is limited to 200 units with the LP's pressed on BLACK VINYL.

KITCHEN WITCH - (BLACK) KITCHEN WITCH (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

Limited edition of 150 copies on BLACK VINYL, packaged in a gatefold sleeve. If John Lee Hooker, Kyuss and Janis Joplin had a baby, can you imagine how ugly that little alcoholic infant would be? Fortunately, the four members of South Australia's Kitchen Witch can hold their liquor long enough to write some booty shakin' bluesy stoner groove. Kitchen Witch continues to go from strength to strength with a powerful twist of blues, gospel, roots, country, punk, '70s rock and stoner doom.

LAMP OF THE UNIVERSE/KANOI - SPLIT LP (BLACK) (LP/CLOSTRIDIUM)

A fantastic split! The first side contains recordings from New Zealand's Lamp Of The Universe that date back to 2003-2004. Almost sounding like Yahowha in places, the material is pretty much jam based, with acoustic sounds evolving into a pure acid rock freakout, ending with a sort of tribal chant. On the other side Kanoi from Austria brings us some brilliant, Floyd-like atmospheres, Hendrixian psych guitar eruptions and spacey vocals. A truly tripped out release featuring amazing artwork from Dale Simpson. This edition is limited to 150 copies on BLACK VINYL.

OMEGA RAY - OMEGA RAY (BLACK) (LP/SOUND EFFECT)

Omega Ray (_-Ray) features George Karanikolas (The Last Drive, Blackmail, BLML, Drobs). The music is a blend of acid-rock, folk and Greek poetry. These glorious anthems with a mesh of modern day psych-rock is a beast of the band's own creation. This edition is limited to 300 copies on BLACK VINYL.

PILOOT - PILOOT (LP/PILOOT)

Hailing from Belgium, three-piece Piloot offers an astral journey driven by pulsating improvisations, leaving you swirling in kaleidoscopic, euphoric and soothing soundscapes. Somewhat reminding of Can, these five tracks can be described as a mixture of hypnotic krautrock, free jazz and improv in search of a trance-like feeling through repetitive patterns, drones and ecstatic chaos. Limited to 300 copies.

SONS OF OTIS - SONGS FOR WORSHIP (BLACK) (LP/CONCRETE LO FI)

Sons Of Otis are pioneers of the lethargic heavy blues that fell from space in the early '90s. Along with Sleep in the US and Electric Wizard in the UK, Sons Of Otis laid the foundation for the contemporary stoned doom sound. This is the first ever LP-reissue of the band's classic 2001 release 'Songs For Worship', coming with remastered sound and sequenced for vinyl by the musicians. This edition is limited to 250 copies on BLACK VINYL.

SUGAR CANDY MOUNTAIN - 666 (LP/IT'S A GAS)

GREEN VINYL. Sugar Candy Mountain releases an album of carefully built psychedelic odes that feel like something unearthed from a box of records in your dad's garage.

L'IRA DEL BACCANO - PARADOX HOURGLASS (CD/SUBSOUND)

The third album by these doomadelic, instrumental heavy rockers from Italy. On 'Paradox Hourglass' the band continues its journey through different song structures and colourful realms in which bands s.a. Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and Hawkwind left their footprints. Add some heavy progressive vibes in the vein of Rush and the freedom of the Grateful Dead, and you'll get the picture.

MONKEY DIET - INNER GOBI (CD/SELF RELEASE)

Featuring former musicians from prog-/jazzrock unit Accordo Dei Contrari and PropheXy, this Italian three-piece delivers an eclectic album with a psychedelic/progressive feel serving as the red thread. The CD comes in a digipack.

PANTHER & C. - IL GIUSTO EQUILIBRIO (CD/SELF RELEASE)

The sophomore full-length by this fine 5-piece prog unit from Italy, featuring a subtle rhythm section, guitar, keyboard, flute and convincing vocals. The main theme of the lyrics is the perfect balance between the beauty of nature and the cruelty of it.

POP/ROCK/NOISE

SIEVEHEAD - WORTHLESS SOUL (LP/STATIC SHOCK)

Combining influences from The Gun Club, Hüsker Dü and all that's good about DIY punk, Sheffield's Sievehead releses its second full-length on vinyl. The LP is packaged in a reverse board sleeve including a printed inner sleeve and a free download.

AD ABSURDUM & STROM - INFEST (LP/TONZONEN)

Avant-garde noise-rock from Switzerland! Both bands offer an exciting mix of drone, minimal music and noise rock with psychedelic rhythms. Including a download code, this 'reverse groove' record plays from the inside to the outside!

BUZZOOKO - GIZA (LP/RETRO VOX)

The sound of this Italian band is a mixture of post-rock and noise-rock, with powerful rhythms and angular guitar parts that sometimes leave space to more melodic moments, without losing its aggressive attitude. The lyrics are surreal, cynical and sarcastic.

OXBOW - AN EVIL HEAT (2LP/BLACK) (LP/CONCRETE LO FI)

Founded back in 1989, Oxbow is one of THE avant-garde rock bands of our generation. Here is a remastered reissue of the group's groundbreaking 2002 album 'An Evil Heat', now on vinyl for the first time. Limited edition of 200 DOUBLE-LP's on BLACK VINYL.

GARAGE/PUNK/BEAT/SURF

KAISER GEORGE & THE HI-RISERS - TRANSATLANTIC DYNAMITE (LP/SLEAZY)

Limited edition! What happens when you mix British Invasion beat pop with real Stateside rock'n'roll? The answer can be heard on'Transatlantic Dynamite', an album that's as explosive as its title suggests. SIDE A: 1. I'd Rather Be With You 2. Little Devil 3. Fine And Dandy 4. I Like That Peggy Jones 5. I'm Gonna Haunt You 6. I Like You 7. Shake In The Middle SIDE B: 1. Confession Of Love 2. Come Home To Me 3. Stick Around 4. Everybody Knows 5. Stand By My Baby 6. How Will I Know? 7. I'll Be True

WAH'77 - LIFE IS SHORT (7"/RETRO VOX)

The second EP (first release on vinyl) by this hc punk band from Parma, Italy.

BUFFALO GRILLZ - MARTIN BURGER KING (LP/SUBSOUND)

The style of Buffalo Grillz blends typical North European grindcore (think Nasum and Rotten Sound) with the ferocity of American grindcore. This uncompromising work offers 30 minutes of uncut intensity. The LP is pressed on red vinyl.

CARNERO - ASSALTO (LP/RETRO VOX)

The second album by this Italian hc/mathpunk band, genuinely pissed off since 2015.

TRASH BAG/SIKES - SPLIT EP (LP/GET HIP)

Trash Bag is a stripped-down, noised-out, female-fronted punk three-piece, and SIKES is an indie hip-hop producer/emcee and veteran of Pittsburgh's music scene. These two hot acts team up for an exciting split-EP, presented as a one-sided LP on 150-gram green-black splatter vinyl. The record is packaged in a transparent vinyl sleeve with a hand-torn OBI strip.

LOS STRAITJACKETS WITH BIG SANDY & EL VEZ - TO THE RESCUE (7"/SLEAZY)

Is it the East LA version of Sam and Dave, or a new "El Rat Pack" comprised of the most swingin' gatos around. Whatever you call it, the combination of Los Straitjackets with their close pals Big Sandy and El Vez goes down smoother than a mezcal-spiked horchata. Wall or not, folks will be doing the pony and the alligator on both sides of the border when they hear this tasty two-sided cover of LaVern Baker's classic.

ELECTRONIC/FOLK/GOTH

FAIRPLAY, TIMOTHY J. - MINDFIGHTER EP (12"/HÖGA NORD)

The feeling of full control characterizes every second of 'Mindfighter'. As usual, T.J.F. picks up influences from everywhere. Together house, techno, electro, kraut and psychedelia form the sound of this release, resulting in something unique sound. The title of this EP comes from a cult computer game from the '80s.

KEIM, ZACK - FIRST STEP (BLACK) (LP/GET HIP FOLK SE)

'First Step' is the debut-solo album by Zack Keim, best known as the guitarist and lead singer of Pittsburgh's garage rock powerhouse Nox Boys. These ten tracks of bare-bones acoustic folk rock make for a wonderful collection of melancholic ballads and serene love songs, steeped in Dylan-esque affectation. Featuring production by Blue Ash's Pete Drivere and guest appearances by Demos Papadimas and The Cynics' Gregg Kostelich, this '60s-flavoured folk artifact is not to be missed!

VEIL OF LIGHT - FRONT TEETH (LP/AVANT!)

Swiss band Veil Of Light follows up the 2016 LP 'Ursprung' with ten tracks revealing a change of direction. On 'Front Teeth' the guitar-driven shoegaze-oriented fuzzy sounds of previous records make way for a focus on the electronic, industrial synth and EBM/wave spectrum. This change of approach is also showcased by the artwork, presented in full colour instead of black and white.

SOUNDTRACKS

PICCIONI, PIERO - (BLACK) UNA TOMBA APERTA... UNA BARA VUOTA O.S.T. (LP/SUB OST)

Edition on BLACK VINYL. One of Piero Piccioni's most sought after scores gets reissued on the LP-format for the first time. For 1972's 'Una Tomba Aperta... Una Bara Vuota', an Italian-Spanish horror movie directed by Alfonso Balcázar (a.k.a. Al Bagram), Piccioni blended elements of jazz-noir, chamber music and the giallo tradition, with delightful result.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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