SPOTLIGHT 595

23/06/2017 10:14

 

SPOTLIGHT 595

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

TOM THUMB - ESSENTIAL RECORDINGS 1966-1970 (LP/BREAK-A-WAY)

During the period 1966-1970 two incarnations of Tom Thumb, a band from Wellington, New Zealand, cut eight singles and one ground breaking prog rock EP. This LP collects the essential tracks, including excellent fuzzy covers of The 13th Floor Elevators, Small Faces, Alan Bown and Jim Pepper. The tracks from the 1970 EP 'The Ludgate Hill', New Zealand's first ever progressive rock record, are also featured. Presented with rare photos, this LP is a treat for fans of 'that kiwi '60s sound', which ranges from garage to psyche. An awesome release!

COSMIC TRIGGERS - (BLACK/PINK) HOMO FRACTALIENS (LP/ADANSONIA)

'Homo Fractaliens' is the debut-album by a fantastically talented psychedelic outfit from St. Petersburg. The band's shamanic psychedelic/space rock combines liquid guitar work with repetitive, circular rhythms and hypnotizing overlaying vocals, which creates a very special cosmic mood - a futuristic atmosphere and a feeling of weightlessness. Limited edition of 200 copies on BLACK-PINK VINYL.

LORDS OF ALTAMONT - (BLACK) THE WILD SOUNDS OF... (LP/HEAVY PSYCH SOU)

A hammered 4-stroke beat like a twin cylinder engine running on idle, a roaring guitar riff revving up the rpms of the iron-built motorcycle-inspired band, then the fresh and insisting breeze of a Farfisa organ whispering 'let's ride' and a heavy bass greasing up the reliable crank and rods of that authentic rock'n'roll machine, and there goes, ladies and gents, the mighty Lords Of Altamont combo! Fueled up by the MC5, the Stooges and the Chambers Brothers to name a few, the pack follows Jake 'The Preacher' Cavaliere (vocals, organ) on his uncompromising rock'n'roll journey. Black vinyl version.

MARIA JA MARSIALAISET - PYSY HEREILLÄ (LP/FULL CONTACT)

Maria Ja Marsialaiset equals hard rock and raw groove. There are echoes of '70s rock'n'roll, Finnish boogie rock from that same era, wailing proto-heavy vocal heroes, the deep voices of Catherine Ribeiro and Muska Babitzin, the electric charge of Dead End 5, and the unhinged rattle of Dead Moon. All this with a mystic and original Marsian touch by people who you may have previously heard in rock groups such as Stereo 8000, Seremonia, Pintandwefall, Ninni Forever Band, or Kemialliset Ystävät.

SIR PLASTIC CRIMEWAVE - FEATHERED SERPENTS (LP/SUNSTONE)

The first solo-LP by Sir Plastic Crimewave a.k.a. Steve Krakow, creator of the long-running underground psychedelic magazine Galactic Zoo Dossier and member of Plastic Crimewave Sound, Moonrises and Plastic Crimewave Syndicate. Recorded over the span of over 15 years (!), a folky, atmospheric, cosmic vibe prevails. Guests include Judy Dyble (Fairport Convention, Trader Horne), Kaleidoscope's Peter Daltrey, Bobbie and Jon Seagroatt of legendary pagan-folkers Comus, members of Acid Mother's Temple and wunderkind Ryley Walker. Heady folk influences from a.o. Simon Finn, Mark Fry and Witthuser & Westrupp also invade the experimental song cycle.

SLIFT - SPACE IS THE KEY (LP/EXAG')

Slift's 'Space Is The Key' kicks off with five nervous garage psych-rock tracks, loaded up with fuzz mayhem, manic beats and hypnotic riffs. The power-trio delivers a mighty wall of sound that sets ground on space rock grooves to get to those garage kraut drives carved with alienated psychobilly inspired vocals reminiscing of King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard and Thee Oh Sees.

TUCKER, FLETCHER - COLD SPRING (LP/GNOME LIFE)

In arranging the soundscapes of 'Cold Spring', Fletcher Tucker took inspiration from Gregorian chants, Shakuhachi (zen flute) compositions, ancient Chinese paintings, and the landscape of Big Sur, California. On this work analogue synthesizers surge like storm-swollen creeks. A 110-year-old pump organ rumbles up from the depths of a ravine. Drones from 12-string electric guitars flicker like torchlight. Distinct aural-textures - buzzing rosined bows, resonant bells, trembling leaf rattles - punctuate the sound-world of 'Cold Spring'. The ethereal harmonies by Molly Erin Sarlé (of Mountain Man) drift above Tucker's dark baritone. This edition is limited to 550 copies on 140-gram smokey vinyl, packaged in an old-style tip-on jacket and including a 12-page deluxe booklet.

VERT:X - FROM NOW TO NOW (LP/THE WEIRD BEARD)

Armed only with coruscating guitars, metronomic beats and a hanger full of spacey electronica, VERT:X has been traversing the space rock continuum since 2007, thrilling the various encountered lifeforms with a unique brand of psych, kraut and spacepunk meanderings. Drawing on early Hawkwind, Chrome, The Stooges and the unmistakeable motorik beats of NEU!, the band's high adrenalin, visceral sonic attacks have drawn praise from every corner of the known musicverse: "A perfect answer to life and the universe and everything" ~Alive Reports "Pure acid fuelled driving energy to drift and soar with" ~Steve Judd, Unwashed Territories "Heavy-duty space-freighters drilling a hole through the fabric of time/space reality" ~Spacerock Reviews

SENDELICA - LIVE IN BERLIN (CD/FRG)

The material presented on this CD was recorded live at the Jägerklause in Berlin, on May 27th, 2017. This edition is limited to 200 copies.

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK'N'ROLL

SHINDIG! - NO. 69 (Mag/SHINDIG!)

Shindig issue no. 69 contains features on a.o. Steve Marriott, Television Personalities, Paul Weller and Jimi Hendrix. Of course you also get the usual sections such as Shindiggin', What's hot on the Shindig! turntable, Thoughts & Words, letters and emails, It's A Happening Thing, and much more.

VARIOUS - BEACH-O-RAMA, VOL. 2 (+CD) (LP/JUKEBOX MUSIC F)

Summer is finally here. No more jukeboxes and smoky bars, long live turntables on the beach, with rubber rings and frisbees... The black vinyl crêpe, like the wheel of firtune, never stops spinning, carried along by a music full of life, love and good vibes. Today, just as in 1957, the ideal soundtrack for this coastal excursion is called 'Beach-O-Rama'... Volume 2! SIDE 1: 1. Wes Dakus - Las Vegas Scene 2. Little Esther Phillips & Big Al Downing - You Never Miss Your Water 3. Franck Gorshin - The Riddler 4. Al Casey with the K-C-Ettes - Surfin' Hootenanny 5. Les Brown Jr. - Swingin' & Surfin' 6. Wayne Walker - Bo-Bo Ska Diddle 7. Mark Murphy - Why Don't You Do Right 8. The Triumphs - Burnt Biscuits SIDE 2: 1. The Joe Cuba Sextet - Oh Yeah! 2. Boots Brown - El Brasero 3. Freddy Cannon - Cuernavaca Choo Choo 4. Johnny Fortune - Midnight Surf 5. The Johnny Otis Show - Casting My Spell 6. The Majestics - Oasis Part 1 7. Ken Jones - Chicken Pot Pie 8. Link Wray & The Wraymen - Rumble Mambo

PUNK/HARDCORE

BABY SHAKES - TURN IT UP (LP/LIL' CHEWY)

The 2017 album by the rock'n'roll-punk band from New York City featuring Mary on lead vocals and guitar, Judy on lead guitar and vocals, Claudia on bass and vocals, and Ryan on drums. With catchy melodic vocals over dirty guitars and a killer rhythm section, their influences range from The Ramones and Slade to Chuck Berry and '60s Motown girl groups.

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

HUNTING LODGE - 1982-1989 (CD/DARK VINYL)

Hunting Lodge can be seen as one of the few real "industrial " pioneers in the early 80's besides SPK, Lustmord and Throbbing Gristle. '1982-1989' represents the "song oriented" side of a band that evolved relentlessly throughout its 8 years of existence. Includes the remastered/restored version of the legendary underground club hit 'Tribal Warning Shot'. Limited to 400 copies. TRACKS: 1. Tribal Warning Shot (Studio) 2. Exhumed Era (Outtake) 3. 8-Ball 4. The Wolf Hour 5. Night From Night 6. Pressure Press 7. Rhythm Cage 8. Rip You To Shreds 9. Dark Night Of The Soul 10. Carnivora! 11. Atum 12. May This Meat Kill Me 13. Tribal Warning Shot (Live in Chicago) 14. Banishing Dirge

DEATH IN JUNE - (ORANGE) SYMBOLS AND CLOUDS (2LP) (LP/NER)

Finally re-assembled onto a double LP, the best of 1992's 'But, What Ends When The Symbols Shatter?' and 1995's 'Rose Clouds Of Holocaust' albums plus 2 rare single tracks from the same period, which is generally considered one of the high points in Death In June's career. All these songs were previously available on the 2009 limited stone commemorative edition 'Symbols And Clouds Euro Cross'. Limited to 700 copies on solid orange vinyl.

DEATH IN JUNE - EURO CROSS (ORANGE) (LP/NER)

This very special LP features re-recorded, stripped back acoustic 'Totenpop' versions of 15 of the best tracks of 1992's 'But, What Ends When The Symbols Shatter?' and 1995's 'Rose Clouds Of Holocaust' albums plus 'Leopard Flowers' from the same period which is generally considered one of the high points in Death In June's career. These classics re-recorded in June 2005 and mixed and produced in December, 2008 were originally only available on the 2009 limited stone commemorative edition 'Symbols And Clouds Euro Cross'. Limited to 700 copies on transparant orange vinyl.

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

NEKROMANT - SNAKES & LIARS (LP/TRANSUBSTANS)

The second coming of NEKROMANT is upon you. 'Snakes & Liars' is the second album because these guys had already released their debut when they were called Serpent. And 'Nekromant' was the title of that debut-album. Not confused? Well, then prepare to get drowned in some awesome blues-laced metal. Fast-paced facemelters like 'Stoned To Death, Doomed To Die' share space with darkened and psychotic tracks such as 'Never Saved' and 'Funeral Worship'.

REVERORUM IB MALACHT - TER AGIOS NUMINI (LP/AJNA OFFENSIVE)

Roman catholic black metal project Reverorum ib Malacht's highly anticipated third album. However, it isn't all that new, having been composed and compiled and reworked and redesigned over the past 10+ years, kept lingering in a haunted and purgatorial state until early 2017. Therefore, those who came to understand and marvel at the likes of 'Ur-kaos' and 'De Mysteriis Dom Christi' will find 'Ter Agios Numini' to be equally as dense and vast and inspired.

CONTRA - DENY EVERYTHING (CD/ROBUST FELLOW)

CONTRA is a four-member powerhouse from Cleveland, Ohio that battles its monsters through slaying stoner riffs and slumbering stomps of doom. 'Deny Everything' is the band's debut-album.

BLUES/COUNTRY/OLDIES

FORSYTHE, SLIM - (BLACK) THIS IS SLIM FORSYTHE (LP/GET HIP FOLK SE)

Ten songs straight from the soul of this 61-year-old Northern Tier Kid from Bradford, Pennsylvania. In the album's first five numbers, Slim pays homage to some of his heroes: namesake Slim Bryant, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, and Roy Acuff. Then he carries on the tradition, adding five of his own homespun compositions to the Great American Songbook. Slim calls what he does "classic country & western, mountain gospel, bluegrass, rockabilly... and some original stuff that sounds like that!" Limited to 200 copies on black vinyl.

SOUL/FUNK/LATIN/R&B

NEW SWING SEXTET - LOS RITMOS MEJORES/MAYBE THEN (+CDS) (7"/ABANICO)

Limited to 300 copies on white vinyl including a CD-single in a gatefold sleeve.This 7-inch features the New Swing Sextet's 2017 single 'Los Ritmos Mejores' and the track 'Maybe Then', taken from the 2013 album 'Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow'. This music appears on vinyl for the first time. Order fast!

VARIOUS - DISQUE LA RAYÉ (LP/BORN BAD)

'60'S FRENCH WEST-INDIES BOO-BOO-GALOO' - This cool release compiles some of the best tunes in Creole boogaloo. The charm of the restored sound of these old 7-inches is only matched by the ardor of the interpretations. Like no music genre ever before, boogaloo brought together African Americans and Latinos, who already attended the same parties, but danced to different tunes. Indeed, boogaloo overtook the West Indies with amplified keyboards and electrified guitars, and this new wave knocked out hierarchy and habits. TRACKS: 1. Maurice Alcindor - Sekirit Sociale 2. Gabby Siarras - Sauvagement Sexy 3. Les Bois Sirop - Je Voudrais Danser Avec Toi 4. Dany Play - Mais Tu Sais 5. David Martial - Jerk Vidé 6. Le Ry-co Jazz - Pipi Poh 7. Le Ry-co Jazz - Tu Bois Beaucoup 8. Joby Valente - Disque La Rayé 9. Fred Aucagos - Ti Mam'zelle 10. Dany Play - Pourquoi Pas 11. Les Vickings - Puchi's Boogaloo 12. Monsieur X - Ou Qué Di Moin 13. Henri Debs - Ou Pas Z'amis En Moin

ELECTRONIC/AMBIENT/TRIPHOP

ECHO WEST - PAGAN CITY GOTH (CD/DARK VINYL)

'Pagan City Goth', the eighth album by Echo West, is the third part of the 'Pagan City' trilogy. 'Pagan City Goth' contains 12 angst pop tunes/minimal electronic arrangements and EBM rhythms in the style of early Klinik and Human League.

WORLD,CLASSICAL/SPOKEN WORD

PENDERECKI, KRZYSZTOF - KOSMOGONIA (CD/COLD SPRING)

Unnerving, intense, bloodcurdling, sinister, dramatic, the music of 'Kosmogonia' features Penderecki's famous, unorthodox instrumental techniques, and some of the darkest music ever composed. Krzysztof Penderecki is the maestro behind the unforgettable, disturbing music on 'The Shining' (including 'De Natura Sonoris No. 2', featured here). All in all, what we have her is a complex tapestry of sound with striking use of pizzicato and flexatone, aggressive barrages from brass and percussion, dissonant woodwind chords, spoken and hissing sounds, fervent strings, swirling organ, and climactic choral and solo vocals. Originally released on vinyl in 1974, this masterpiece appears in digital format for the first time.  

 

 

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