SPOTLIGHT 594

16/06/2017 15:35

 

SPOTLIGHT 594

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

ASSIM ASSADO - ASSIM ASSADO (LP/GROOVIE)

The sole LP by Brazilian quartet Assim Assado, originally released in 1974 by the CID-label, gets reissued on vinyl. Both the artwork and the contents make clear that the band was massively influenced by the psychedelic/progressive art-rock of the popular act Secos & Molhados. Even the androgynous element is present! Assim Assado was led by Miguel de Deus, formerly of Os Brazoes. This wonderful album is recommended to fans of Brazil's late '60s/early '70s rock scene in general, and of Secos & Molhados in particular.

FREE-SON - BANGUELE (LP/GROOVIE)

A great vinyl-reissue of the 1971 LP by a Brazilian 8-piece, playing an exciting mixture of psychedelic rock, funk, jazz, Latin and African rhythms. The 12 tracks are almost entirely instrumental, with plenty of far-out wah-wah guitars, cool organ sounds and lively percussion. The album's title, 'Banguele', refers to a rhythm and dance from African slave culture.

DSW - TALES FROM THE COSMONAUT (LP/ACID COSMONAUT)

Edition on BLACK VINYL. DSW (Dust Storm Warning) is a damn cool psychedelic stoner rock four-piece from Italy, with bass, drums, guitar and vocals. Leadsinger Wolf has a pretty deep gruff voice and you'll really like his vocal delivery and attitude. The band's style is dirty, heavy, raw stoner rock riffing, wrapped in short and longer tracks.

SPACE SPECTRUM - DRONE JAMS VOL. I (LP/DRONE ROCK)

Limited to 250 copies on CLEAR VINYL, here's a reissue of the long sold out 'Drone Jams Vol. I'. Channelling the greats of both kosmische and spacerock, 'Drone Jams Vol I' is a triumph of sparse spacey krautrock. The rawness of the LP is refreshing and the control is admirable; where other bands would be tempted to fall into the freakout mode, these guys keep it tight and have produced an LP of genuinely top level kosmische music.

FROZEN PLANET.... 1969 - (BLACK) FROM THE CENTRE OF A PARALLEL UNIVERSE (LP/HEADSPIN)

The Australian psych-/jam-rockers follow-up their killer album 'Electric Smokehouse' with a next offering. Compared to the previous release this collection sounds at least as trippy, far-out and exciting, but the material is slightly more accessible. Great stuff! Edition on BLACK VINYL. SIDE A: 1. Signals (Channeling) 2. Celestial Gambler 3. The Lady And The Archer 4. Through Hell's Kaleidoscope, Part. 1 SIDE B: 1. Through Hell's Kaleidsocope, Part. 2 2. Ancient Wings Taking Flight

CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL - IS SATAN REAL? (CLEAR) (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

Second pressing with different cover. Limited to 500 copies on CLEAR VINYL. CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL delivers a psychedelic rock opera which references the big riff swagger of Led Zeppelin at its peacocking peak, the bluesy flair and organ swirl of Deep Purple, and the theatrical pomp of a sweat-soaked and gasping Meat Loaf. However, this is not just a classic rock throwback, as it sits easily along more modern fare, f.i. like the grizzled jams of Black Mountain.

LIQUID ORBIT - LIQUID ORBIT (LP/NASONI)

Limited edition of 300 copies coloured vinyl, incl. download card. Liquid Orbit celebrates the spirit of the Psychedelic Underground. Progressive space rock and hypnotic riffing meet cosmic landscapes and light-hearted hammond-grooves. A surprisingly versatile woman's voice is supported by a creative interplay between guitar and organ and a pulsating rhythm section. On this album, the band combines eclectic song structures with the freedom of improvisation. The five songs vary between haunting ballads and driving mind-melting stoner moves.

OPERATORS (DE) - REVELERS (LP/PINK TANK)

Limited edition of 150 copies on GOLD COLOURED VINYL. Operators is a band for every situation, every location, every party. The music is psychedeliciously entranced or crushingly heavy, and ranges from in-your-face to lost-in-the-groove, from hipshakin' to headbanging. Driving drums, rolling bass, symbiotic guitars, an ever so joyful organ and versatile vocals bundle up musical styles from the '60s until today, resulting in a playful and exciting cocktail that will simply get you hooked after just one listening session.

MERLIN (USA) - CHRISTKILLER (PURPLE/WHITE SPLATTER) (LP/POISONED MIND)

Like most stories of black magic and pacts with the devil, the story of Merlin is dark, mysterious and unknown... The LP comes on purple with white splatter vinyl and includes an insert and a digital download code.

ELECTRIC ORANGE - TIME MACHINE 1992-2017 (BLACK) (LP/SOUND EFFECT)

Limited edition of 200 copies on BLACK VINYL, presented in a gatefold sleeve and including a download code. 'Time Machine' is a compilation that takes you on a trip. Starting off in 1992 with the band's ambient electronics/guitar tapestries, and passing through era's under the (mild) influence of f.i. trip-hop and electro-pop, this collection (with remastered sound) heads for the recent days of improvised psychedelia and post-krautrock.

FREE/SLOPE - DAYDREAM MELODIES (BLACK) (LP/SOUND EFFECT)

'Daydream Melodies' is the debut-album by Free/Slope, a.k.a. Gothenburg, Sweden-based Daniel Fridlund Brandt. Daniel, also a member of Animal Daydream and My Brother The Wind, is not your average bedroom producer/artist, since 'Daydream Melodies' is a fully realized, rich sounding, kraut-rockish, psychedelic mini-masterpiece of the highest caliber! Edition on BLACK VINYL.

LINUS PAULING QUARTET/COLT. 38 - PSYCHEDELIC BATTLES, VOL. 3 (LP/VINCEBUS ERUPTU)

Side A of this LP representss the epitaph of the Linus Pauling Quartet! The Texan band recorded 'Jolakottur' and 'Trees' after they made the decision to disband. Side B features the second chapter of the COLT38 project, featuring four acid trips presented by Claudio Colaianni (leader of THAT'S ALL FOLKS! and ANUSEYE) and friends!

OSCILLATION - EVIL IN THE TREE (7"/WRONG WAY)

Wrong Way Records are over the moon to announce the release of a 7” Single by the mind-blowing Oscillation called "Evil in the Tree". Written, recorded and mixed by Demian Castellanos and mastered by Carim Clasmann, this incredible track was penned during the writing of the last year's album Monographic.From the outset of "Evil in the Tree" you're taken on a mesmerising journey, rushing through a fuzzed out, reverbed and menacing psychedelic landscape. We build beautifully into a trance-like chorus, steering you evocatively through the audio topology, slightly mystical, definitely mysterious. Thank god for the reassuringly accomplished bassline hook and tight drumming, by Valentina Magaletti, underpinning the unhinged vocals and psychotic vibes. The track could easily be found on the Nuggets Compilation, but resonates Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall. "In the void again, the years become a day... for all eternity"  “There's always gonna be another reason to break free- Maybe we've just found it! “Paranormal Non-Activity on the flip side acts as the perfect antidote to side A. It takes you on a dark, but calm adventure. Like something from Pete Kember's vaults, it takes elements of Evil in the Tree and turns them into a haunting, echoing, ambient trip.

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK'N'ROLL

VARIOUS - LE BEAT BESPOKÉ, VOL. 7 (LP/RNB)

Like its predecessors, Volume 7 of this popular series is restored and mastered to the highest standard. The selections are sequenced like a fast-moving DJ set, featuring current dancefloor hits from Dr. Robert's set list as well as some recent discoveries and previously unreleased gems. The songs that make up this collection are obscure underground '60s club sounds, overlooked on their original releases, but revered by dj's, dancers and collectors in the 21st century, and in many cases compiled here for the first time. TRACKS: 01. I Know - Dan Nix & The Teen Sounds 02. Won't You Say Yes To Me, Girl - Chuck Conlon 03. Can't Tell You - The Fabulous Depressions 04. Doubtful - Frankie St John & The Penetrations 05. Situation Sad - Finnigans Wake 06. If I Didn't Love You Girl - Travis Pike's Tea Party 07. Polka Dotted Eyes - The Snaps 08. Too Late To Kiss You Now - The Cords 09. Hold Back The Sunrise - Ron Gray 10. Norwegian Skies - Bill Eucker 11. Face The New Day - The Sound Track 12. Noone Knows The Day - Paragraph Music 13. Set Your Mind Free - Obsession Of Sound 14. A Rose And A Heart - Adrian Hoes 15. Dr. Morgan's Panacea - Little Bare Big Bear 16. Time - Jocelyn Joyca/Dr Robert Remix 17. He Means So Much To Me - Marilyn Mattson 18. The Day Is Hard - The Wrench 19. Such A Good Thing - The Showmen 20. Saying Things - Mike Burnett

UGLY THINGS - ISSUE #45 (Mag/UGLY THINGS)

 

Q65, THE OUTSIDERS and the Dutch Beat Revolution, the stories of two legendary, rebellious bands from the Netherlands in the 1960s. Part 2 of THE UNIQUES - blue-eyed garage and soul from Americas South. Plus THE LEFT BANKE, THE BALLOON FARM (A Question of Temperature), Texas 60s icons NEAL FORD & THE FANATICS, occult rocker GEOF CROZIER, German freakbeat from THE TOXIC, and demented San Fernando Valley punk rockers PUKE, SPIT & GUTS. There are revealing interviews with Richard Strange of THE DOCTORS OF MADNESS, and original Rolling Stones and Yardbirds manager GIORGIO GOMELSKI, and, in his own words, VICTOR MOULTY MOULTON tells the poignant story of how he lost his hand yet fought on to become the drummer of successful Cape Cod band THE BARBARIANS. We also take a peek at the personal acetate archive of JOHN ENTWISTLE and reveal the story of a New Jersey girl garage group that met and inspired THE STOOGES. The CYRIL JORDAN saga continues into the "Shake Some Action" years, and of course there's the acclaimed reissue and book review sections, fully-loaded and bursting with insights and information.

CREEPXOTICA - SWINGING SOUNDS FROM BEYOND (LP/DIONYSUS)

 

Swinging Sounds From Beyond The Nether Regions is their second full-lenght LP, featuring longer tracks and finds the band delving even further into exotic and haunted musical territories inspired by their massive consumption of sultry and strange sounds fromt he Middle East, Asia and Europe as well as Spaghetti Western, Surf, exotica and psychedelia. TRACKLIST: 1. Pungee Stick 2. Shanghide 3. Surf Fink 4. Turkish Delight 5. Meet Ships 6. Luau at Loi's 7. Repto 8. Rekrul Reef

SHOOTS - I DON'T KNOW/DO THE JERK (7"/HEAVY SOUL)

Presented in a company jacket, here are two mod-fuelled cuts that will you back to 1965 and the heyday of British Rhythm & Blues. Limited edition of 300 copies.

GOA EXPRESS - GOA/KISS ME (7"/WRONG WAY)

Limited to 250 copies. The young stylish five-piece, from the North West of England, draw inspiration from The Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, Count Five and Jimi Hendrix - and with names like those as influences, their sound has to be big.

DOUBLE CHEESE - SUMMERIZZ (LP/BEAST)

The debut-album by Double Cheese from La Rochelle, France, featuring dark garage-pop with catchy rhythms. Double Cheese uses all the archetypical genre clichés, with love and understanding.

HIPBONE SLIM -& THE KNEETREMBLERS - TREMBLIN' THE BLUES (LP/BEAST)

Hipbone Slim & The Kneetremblers are a most prolific and versatile musical combination. Prolific in that they have previously recorded and released ten albums of highly regarded, critically acclaimed, greatly sought-after and collectable music. Versatile in that they are able to perform their songs in many styles, such as rock'n'roll, surf, beat, rockabilly, zydeco and of course both blues and rhythm and blues. Whatever musical genre the Kneetremblers choose, it's always rooted in the blues!

LA BASTARD - TROUBLE (LP/BEAST)

Picture Nancy Sinatra jamming with Dick Dale and The Gun Club at the best party of the year. If you can conjure up such an exciting and eclectic mix of '50s rock'n'roll, '60s surf and '80s punk attitude, you'll get an idea of the sound of Melbourne-based four-piece La Bastard.

LAS MUNJITAS DEL FUZZ - PECADO/PERRO DE CONVENTO (7"/GROOVIE)

Two wild, fuzzed-out garage-trash cuts from Spain's Las Munjitas Del Fuzz. During the day these guys pray to God, but at night they dance with the Devil!

JACKETS - BE MYSELF/QUEEN OF THE PILL (7"/VOODOO RHYTHM)

'Be Myself' is an instant classic toe-tapping garage-punk anthem wrapped up in two-minutes and forty-seconds of fuzz! On the flip-side, Queen Of The Pill' feels like a fuzzy, psychedelic train ride melting into a mini rock-opera that ends in a voodoo drum ritual! If you can imagine a mixture of Kenny & The Kasuals and The Damned, fronted by Shocking Blue's Mariska Veres, you'll love this stuff! The single was produced by King Khan (of King Khan & The Shrines) and recorded by Nene Baratto (Movie Star Junkies).

PHARAOHS (UK/PSYCHOBILLY) - BLUE EGYPTIAN (CD/DIABLO)

The 2014 album by psychobilly stompers The Pharaohs.

PUNK/HARDCORE

D.I. - STATE OF SHOCK (BLACK) (LP/GUMMOPUNX)

Reissued on BLACK VINYL and including a bonus track, this is the classic 1994 album by the highly rated Orange County punk outfit.

METAL/HARDROCK

SPACESLUG - TIME TRAVEL DILEMMA (CD/OAK ISLAND)

Sophomore full lenght by Polish stoner/riff giants Spaceslug. 'Time Travel Dilemma' sounds like Sabbath's 'planet Caravan' but with riffs! The band is so well rounded with an underlying stoner sound with beautiful contrasts, pleasant detours, thoughtful phrasing, and vocal choices that smack of genius.

 

POP/ROCK

TV GIRL - FRENCH EXIT (LP/SELF RELEASE)

'French Exit' is TV Girl's debut album. 12 songs about lost lust, too much love and not enough. Features the indie pop hit single 'Birds Don't Sing'. Third pressing.

JAZZ

DANSER'S INFERNO - CREATION ONE (LP/EVERLAND JAZZ)

A vinyl reissue of a highly regarded 1975 jazz album, originally on Thimble Records.

HEATH BROTHERS - MARCHING ON (LP/EVERLAND JAZZ)

This cool 1976 jazz-funk release from Percy, Albert and Jimmy Heath (joined by pianist Stanley Cowell) sees another welcome vinyl reissue.

SANDERS, PHAROAH - IZIPHO ZAM (MY GIFTS) (LP/EVERLAND JAZZ)

This 1973 free jazz album by Pharoah Sanders returns to vinyl.

SKA/REGGAE/LATIN

WRIGGLERS - MENTO CLASSICS FROM THE 50'S (LP/MAAULA)

Here's a compilation of tracks, culled from 78rpms and 33rpms, from the great Jamaican mento band The Wrigglers, also known -at times- as The Wigglers, Denzil Laing Trio, and The Wigglers Trio. Top class archetypical rural Jamaican mento from the '50s! SIDE 1: 1. Marry Ann/Brown Skin Girl 2. Not Me 3. Day Oh - Linstead Market 4. Mermaid 5. Limbo 6. Who To Call Your Friend SIDE 2: 1. Saxophone 2. Tongue-Tied Mopsie 3. Boo Boo Man 4. Big Bamboo 5. Biggest Maracas 6. Blood Shot Eyes

LOIRE VALLEY CALYPSOS - CHALONNES ISLAND (LP/MAAULA)

Debut album by this contemporary French calypso band with an old-time sound! Join these guys from Loire Valley for a bowl of peas and rice, and a sip of gin and coconut water!

PASSION COCO - SUDOR Y ARENA (LP/MAAULA)

Passion Coco's first album takes you to the tropical beaches of South America to dance all night on psychedelic cumbia, influenced by chicha, the instrumental and electric version of cumbia from Peru in the '70s.

TALBOT BROTHERS OF BERMUDA - THE TALBOT BROTHERS OF BERMUDA (LP/MAAULA)

The Talbots were one of the first notable vocal groups from Bermuda to gain international acclaim. The group frequently performed for television in the 1950s, appearing on Ed Sullivan's variety shows and other programs. The Talbots performed Trinidadian calypso in a smooth melodic style, influenced by popular music. Notable in the group's instrumentation was Roy Talbot's home-made upright bass, created out of a large meat-packing crate and a single fishing line. This LP, presented here as a splendid vinyl reissue, was originally released in 1958 by ABC-Paramount.

SOUL/FUNK

STARCHILD JR. - HAND ME DOWN DIAPERS (LP/EVERLAND)

'Hand Me The Diapers' is the debut-album by Starchild Jr. a.k.a. Garret Shider (a vocalist, guitarist and producer who's also known from his work with Parliament and Funkadelic).

OBATALA - OBATALA (LP/EVERLAND)

Reissued on vinyl, this is a fine 1977 soul-funk effort, recorded at the famous Electric Lady studios and originally out on the obscure Dash label.

SOUNDTRACKS/LOUNGE/CULT

GOLCZEWSKI, WOJCIECH - THE SIGNAL O.S.T. (LP/DEATH WALTZ)

The music presented on this record is absolutely epic in scope. It features lush synth arrangements with melody lines that bubble just under the surface, creating a multi layered listen that is perfect for late nights and dark rooms. The LP includes a download for additional bonus material.

MCKINNEY, IAN/SETH PARKER - OCTODAD: DADLIEST CATCH O.S.T. (7"/YETEE)

On 7-inch coloured vinyl, presented in a full-colour spineless disco jacket, here are the classic video game tracks 'Octodad (Nobody Suspects A Thing)' by Ian McKinney and 'Scarlet's Theme' by Seth Parker.

AFRO-BEAT-FUNK-PSYCH

FOUNDARS 15 - CO-OPERATION (LP/PMG)

A popular Nigerian Afro-funk/soul/rock album from 1977 gets reissued on vinyl.

GOLDFINGER DOE & B.M.S. - LET'S DANCE TOGETHER (LP/PMG)

Here's a Nigerian Afro-funk and disco album from 1979, reissued on vinyl.

OFFIA, DANNY -AND THE FRIKS- - FUNK WITH ME (LP/PMG)

This Nigerian Afro-funk/disco album, originally from the early '80s, returns to vinyl.

 

 

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