SPOTLIGHT 589

15/05/2017 14:22

SPOTLIGHT 589
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Vintage vinyl:

PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

ACID BABY JESUS - (BLACK) LOVE HAS LEFT MY HOUSE TODAY (7"/SOUND EFFECT)

Recorded in the heart of Athens with the band's longtime engineer Nikos Lavdas, 'Love Has Left My House Today' is the first taste of the 2017 album by Acid Baby Jesus and the first recording to feature Dox Grillo on guitar. On the B-side 'Seesaw' and 'Serpent Dagger' are exclusive to this release. Now get ready for a two-sided dose of heady spacious rock'n'roll with soulful piano, banging percussion, backwards guitar and interlocking harmonies. This edition is limited to 300 copies on BLACK VINYL.

DEMONAUTA - TIERRA DEL FUEGO (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

Limited to 200 copies on BLACK VINYL, coming in a gatefold sleeve. The Chilean fuzz/desert stoner rock kings Demonauta deliver their third album. Straight from the plains of the Andes, 'Tierra Del Fuego' will please all fans of heavy fuzzy riffs. The lyrics are both in English and the members' native tongue.

LAMAGAIA - LAMAGAIUS (BLACK) (LP/SOUND EFFECT)

A remastered reissue of Lamagaia's debut-album 'Lamagaius', previously released as a cassette in 2013 and on vinyl in 2015, both with unmastered sound. Copies of these runs have become very rare collectors' items. Now 'Lamagaius' has received the remastering treatment and is ready to reveal its mantra-like quality to the ears of more unsuspecting music-heads around the globe. This edition is limited to 200 copies on BLACK VINYL.

PLASTIC MAN - SOUNDING AQUARIUM (LP/ANNIBALE)

'Sounding Aquarium' is the second studio work by Plastic Man, an album that contains multiple contaminations from rock music of the past, especially from the '60s and '70s, and adds a more contemporary attitude to the psychedelic component already found on the previous work 'Do Not Look At The Moon', both in arrangements and the sounds.

PUNK/GARAGE

NUKE CULT - STRESS RELIEF (7"/ANIMATED MUSIC)

In the midst of 2010's hc resurgence, Kansas City staples Nuke Cult released one the best demos of the era. Members have since gone on to form Beta Boys. Formerly only available as a tiny run, long out of print cassette, this EP offers three of the best cuts from the tape. This is a one time pressing of 200 copies.

SHEER MAG - NEED TO FEEL YOUR LOVE (LP/STATIC SHOCK)

The first full-length by Philadelphia's DIY power pop/punk'n'roll band Sheer Mag.

POP/ROCK

ELECTRONIC CIRCUS - DIRECT LINES/LE CHORALE (7"/ANIMATED MUSIC)

This seminal minimal synth/new wave single was written by Chris Payne, an early member of Gary Numan's band. This is the first ever vinyl reissue -in its original form- since its original 1981 release on Scratch Records.

EXPERIMENTAL/INDUSTRIAL/NEOFOLK

 

SHIFT - ABANDON (CD/COLD SPRING)

Following the unrestrained act of aggression that was 2014's 'Altamont Rising', Sweden's death industrial act Shift returns to more personal and ethereal domains on 'Abandon'. Created over a 10-year period from a huge cache of sources, and boiled down to four tracks of unyielding slow moving heaviness, 'Abandon' features several guest appearances and is Shift's most complex recording to date.

INNERES GEBIRGE - DÄMMERNDER TAG (CD/LICHTERKLANG)

Influenced by a.o. Current 93 and early Death In June releases, Inneres Gebirge's second album contains twelve nocturnal songs between mourning the loss of the past day and the longing for a new dawn. 'Dämmernder Tag' is an outstanding opus with intense melodies, diverse arrangements and philosophical lyrics full of metaphors as well as the wisdom of the elder, that reveal the constant development Innere Gebirge has undergone in the past five years. Dark folk for a dark age! Limited to 257 copies.

METAL/HARDROCK

BAGARRE GENERALE - TOHU-BOHU (LP/MUSIC FEAR SATA)

Limited edition of 500 copies on BLACK VINYL. The music of BAGARRE GENERALE becomes harder and more aggressive with a heavy drums-bass section still guided by ethereal guitars and loud brass instruments, elements which make the band unique. The three long tracks presented here offer a real trip through the band's universe, sounding like a post metal soundtrack composed for a an old Peplum movie. This is the band's sophomore album.

GEEZER - PSYCHORIFFADELIA (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

Limited to 200 copies on YELLOW VINYL, presented in a gatefold sleeve. Just one year after the release of Geezer's excellent self-titled album, the power trio releases its sophomore album 'Psychoriffadelia'. Geezer is all about the power of the riff, the mind expansion of psychedelia, and the intensity of the electricity. These are the things that Geezer brings together and that's what created 'Psychoriffadelia'.

ELECTRONIC MUSIC

BONE, RICHARD - AGE OF FALCONRY (CD/MEGA DODO)

'Age Of Falconry' is Richard Bone's first release with Mega Dodo. His versatile compositions walk the edge of combining the abstract with contemporary electronica. His music steps out of the ordinary, transforms into unusual shapes and spheres, the latter ranging from hypnotizing and a bit foreboding to free form compositions with quirky elements occasionally lurking underneath. 'Age Of Falconry' has a haunting beauty at work on many of its tracks.

EMMANUEL, J.D. - RAIN FOREST MUSIC (LP/AGUIRRE)

A reissue of the 1981 debut-album by new age pioneer JD Emmanuel. On 'Rain Forest Music' Emmanuel turns gentle, short cycles of notes into floating clouds of sound, mostly improvising around single chords. The "minimalism" in his music lies not in repetitive patterns that barely change -the extreme end of classical minimalism-, but more in the spare arrangements. This edition is limited to 1.000 copies.

CULT/HORROR

JONKMANNS, BERND - RECORD STORES (Bk/SELTMANN+SÖHNE)

A 384-page hardcover book presenting Bernd Jonkmanns' photo documentation on the culture of record stores, which he started in 2009. During the past six years he travelled to 30 cities on five continents to photograph over 160 record stores, the owners, the buyers, and the people who work there. His photos portray their love and passion for vinyl and CD's. The stores Jonkmanns visited are located in a.o. Los Angeles, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Paris, London, Brighton, Stockholm, Rio de Janeiro, Oslo, Amsterdam, Sydney and even Hobart, Tasmania.

AFRO-BEAT

KIRKLEY, CHRISTOPHER - AKOUNAK TEDALAT TAHA TAZOUGHAI (DVD/SAHEL SOUNDS)

The first ever Tuareg language fictional film, based on the legendary rock-u-drama 'Purple Rain', 'Akounak' or 'Rain The Color Blue With A Little Red In It' explores the world of a musician trying to succeed in the raucous subculture of the Niger guitar scene. The protagonist, real life musician Mdou Moctar, must battle fierce competition from jealous musicians, overcome family conflicts, endure the trials of love, and overcome his biggest rival - himself. Carried by stunning musical performances from Mdou, the film is a window into the modern day Tuareg guitar scene and an experiment in participatory ethnographic filmmaking. The running time is 75 minutes and there are English and French subtitles. All region DVD, NTSC format. Limited edition of 1.000 copies.

WORLD

KINK GONG - TIBETAN BUDDHISM TRIP (LP/AKUPHONE)

Psalmody, small bells, big cymbals, gongs and drums - this puzzling collage of Tibetan Buddhist rites recordings is hypnotizing, which opens the way to a state of trance. The slight electronic arrangement still reminds that reality is not so far. The two twenty-minute tracks instantly convey an unknown and fascinating universe. Mantra chanting accelerates, horns become more insistent and a mystical atmosphere arises. With 'Tibetan Buddhism Trip', Akuphone starts exploring ritual and ceremonial music, here with a subtle mix of field recordings and electronic handlings. Recorded in Tibet and Yunnan (China) by Laurent Jeanneau between 2006 and 2013. Recomposed in Berlin in 2016. The LP comes with an insert and a download card for a live performance in Bristol and unseen pictures.

 

 

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