SPOTLIGHT 600

28/07/2017 17:02

 

SPOTLIGHT 600

 

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

KAOS KARMA - 1143 (LP/BAMBALAM)

The third Kaos Karma album is still very much inspired by today's experimental blues or rock'n'roll, but a bit different then the 2 previous ones. Somewhere between Alan Vega, Kendra Smith and Gong. Kaos Karma is joined on this record by a few Japanese friends and musicians: Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple), Ryoko Ono (Sax Ruins) and last but not least, the divine A Qui Avec Gabriel. The warm and raspy voice reminds us of the well known ghosts of Beefheart or the wise ones of the Delta. But this is 21st century blues.

KOZMOTRON - KOZMOTRON (LP/BABYLON DOOM CU)

Limited to 350 copies on 180 gram black vinyl. A great blend of instrumental space rock and laid-back psychedelics and a Sabbath riff (or two). Kozmotron from Belgium create the perfect soundtrack for all crop circle related activity!

KUNGENS MÄN - DAG & NATT (2LP) (LP/ADANSONIA)

'Dag & Natt' is a concept album on which 10 improvised pieces accompany you through the course of a whole day: a soothing Aylerian saxophone wakes you up in the morning, a stomping groove with free flowing guitars on top gets your head going by lunch, and an intense krauty ride takes you through the evening until the veiled night enters in nuances of black. After the nightmarish turns inside your most hidden parts of the mind, a motorik beat picks you up to make the walk back home. And then it starts over again. This is mood music for the adventurous. Limited to 350 copies on black (LP1) and white (LP2) vinyl.

POLYFEEN - SILHOUETTER (CD/TRANSUBSTANS)

Here's the 2017 album by Danish '70s prog-psych cult legends Polyfeen, recorded with a (partly) reunited line-up, including two new members. Musically, 'Silhouetter' is comparable to the 1972 recordings as heard on the o.o.p. live-LP 'Langt Ude T Skoven' (issued by Orpheus Records in 2005). In other words: prepare yourself for intense progressive/psychedelic compositions, wrapped up in stoned atmospheres. The material consists of re-recorded oldies as well as newly written songs. The album is recommended to fans of a.o. Alrune Rod, Rainbow Band and Hurdy Gurdy.

POP/ROCK/WAVE/NOISE

ETHEREAL RIFFIAN - AFTERLIGHT (DVD/ROBUST FELLOW)

This release by spiritualized rockers from Ukraine Ethereal Riffian release showcases the results of the band's 6 year work. It's a conceptual work and its main theme is spiritual liberation in different spiritual traditions, namely Shamanism, Buddhism and Mysticism.

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

ALKERDEEL - DE SPLEENZALVINGE (2LP) (LP/BABYLON DOOM CU)

Limited to 350 copies on 180 gram black vinyl in gatefold sleeve. First album proper from the heaviest band in Belgium. Three tracks that maintain the same brutal mixture of pulsing low-end ass assault and fast, almost d-beat rhythms, all held together by totally entrancing, riffs, unrelentingly repetitive and totally driving. The difference this time is the production: gone is the necro sound of 'Luizig' and in is a more fluid, tight production. The sound may be different but the intent is the same, and the three (long!) tracks here are Alkerdeel's most prophetic statement yet.

BÜTCHER - BESTIAL FÜKKIN' WARMACHINE (LP/BABYLON DOOM CU)

Limited to 350 copies on 180 gram black vinyl. Evil, blackened, heavy/speed/thrash metal frenzy. Best enjoyed with bullet belt and spikes while holding invisible oranges.

OLIVERI, NICK - (BLACK) N.O. HITS AT ALL, VOL. 3 (LP/HEAVY PSYCH SOU)

Volume 2 of a series featuring bands with Nick Oliveri on vocals. SIDE 1: 1. Royale Daemons - R'n'R Outlaw 2. Dwarves - Luv Is Fiction 3. He Who Can Not Be Named - Medication SIDE 2: 1. Kyuss Lives! - Kyuss Dies! 2. Plan B - Country As Fuck 3. Melissa Auf Der Maur's Hand Of Doom - The Mob Rules

WITCH TRAIL - THOLE (LP/BABYLON DOOM CU)

Limited to 350 copies on 180 gram black vinyl. Witch Trail brings you a unique mix of black metal, post metal, '80s wave and more obvious-to-hear hard-to-pinpoint influences with an ever-present old-school vibe going on.

NEKROMANT - SNAKES & LIARS (CD/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'.

BLUES/COUNTRY/OLDIES

BLUES AGAINST YOUTH - GOOD MORNING BAD FEELING / DEPRECAT (10") (10"/BEAST)

The Blues Against Youth last effort 'Good Morning Bad Feeling'/'Deprecation Road' 10" is a humble tribute to David Allan Coe, The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy, whose music and lyrics gave inspiration to Gianni (the man behind The Blues Against Youth) and made him make it through the hard times on many lonesome roads.

NELSON, WILLIE - ...AND THEN I WROTE (LP/JACKPOT)

Long before selling over 40 million records and before he sang a note, Willie Nelson started his career as a songwriter/hitmaker. The '...And Then I Wrote' LP, originally released in 1962, debuted Willie Nelson's unique vocal stylings to the world. Featuring all original compositions including the legendary hits 'Crazy' (made famous by Patsy Cline). 'Touch Me' and 'Hello Walls', Jackpot Records is honored to release this momentous record on stellar colored vinyl from the master tapes with the original artwork.

JAZZ/AVANTGARDE

LATEEF, YUSEF -& DONALD BYRD- - BYRD JAZZ (LP/GO! BOP!)

On these 1956 recordings we get some floating and grooving hard bop with an ever pulsating rhythm section, dueling tenor sax by Lateef and trumpet by Byrd plus solo slots for bass, drums and piano. The leading instruments generate a cheerful atmosphere and make this live album a blissful experience for every lover of the mid '50s hard bop sound.

MOBLEY, HANK -SEXTET- - HANK MOBLEY WITH DONALD BYRD AND LEE MORGAN (LP/GO! BOP!)

Reissue of an ancient Blue Note rarity recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's legendary studio in 1956 with legendary bass man Paul Chambers doing the deep notes. Includes 2 bonus tracks.

WALDRON, MAL - MAL/2 (LP/GO! BOP!)

Waldron was a 1950s master of hard bop jazz and finds himself in illustrious company on his 1957 debut album. John Coltrane and Sahib Shihab are masters of tenor and alto saxophone and jazz freaks break into a sweat of joy when they hear these names. Also features Jackie McLean, Idrees Sulieman and Bill Hardman.

REGGAE/DUB/SKA/ROCKSTEADY

SHABAKA, JAMAIEL - I AM THAT I AM (12"/ROOTS VIBRATION)

Reissue of this rare and killer roots reggae 12". Spiritual roots on a heavy digital riddim. Finally available again on vinyl.

SHABAKA, JAMAIEL - ARMAGEDDON (10") (10"/ROOTS VIBRATION)

First time 10" release of this killer roots reggae tune, with dub on the flip.

SHABAKA, JAMAIEL - LAND OF THE RISING SUN (2LP) (LP/ROOTS VIBRATION)

Heavy roots reggae album from 1988 by avant-jazz horn player Jamaiel Shabaka. Remastered and released as a double LP gatefold sleeve in an edition of 500. With its unusual jazzy/improv'd sonic essays among straight-up heavyweight roots tracks, saying that 'The Land Of The Rising Sun' is an unusual-sounding reggae album is an understatement, and far from a surprise: after all, who in the reggae world started improving for days on end with Sun Ra?

SOUL/FUNK/LATIN/R&B/GOSPEL

BRO. VALENTINO - STAY UP ZIMBABWE/AH WO (BRAND NEW REVOLUTION) (12"/ANALOG AFRICA)

Bro. Valentino, a.k.a. Anthony Emrold Phillip, began his illustrous career in 1961 in Port Of Spain, Trinidad. In 1966 he established himself as a professional entertainer, performing at Lord Kitchener's well known 'Caravan' calypso club. Inspired by the Black Power revolution of 1970 he became more socially and politically aware, and started singing on behalf of the poor and downtrodden. As a result of this he was dubbed "The People's Calypsonian". At the end of the heady and tumultuous 1970's, with the echoes of the Trinidadian revolution still strongly reverberating, Valentino penned his two most commercially successful calypsoes, 1979's 'Stay Up Zimbabwe' and 1980's 'Ah Wo (Brand New Revolution)'. Both songs are presented on this record. Comes in silkscreened cover and turquoise vinyl. One time pressing of 1500 copies.

ELECTRONIC MUSIC/AMBIENT/D’N’B/TRIPHOP

MORPHOEX - SOVIET SYSTEM (LP/POLYTECHNIC YOU)

Morphoex is the project of Isthmael Baudry, a musician and photographer based in Rouen, France. Beautiful synth soundscapes that fluctuate between -on one hand- the icy synthpop edge of early Mute, yet build into ominously darker, beat driven, industrial rhythms that recall Throbbing Gristle and early Cabs; though with a succinct French flavour that tips its hat towards some of the work of Heldon/Richard Pinhas via the revered sounds emanating from the Berlin School.

VARIOUS - SYNTHETIC SOUNDSCAPES 2 (BLACK) (LP/GEHEIMNIS)

Two years after the successful 'Synthetic Soundscapes Of Modern Urban Morality' compilation, Geheimnis Records announces its follow-up, 'Synthetic Soundscapes Of Modern Urban Morality Chapter 2'. The spirit remains the same. New bands, artists, projects that are for the most part, in the early stages of their dreams. Some of them have already released their music on vinyl, but for the majority, this is their first time seeing their music imprinted on an official music format. Since Geheimnis Records is based in Greece, 5 of the bands/artists come from this country, while 4 bands come from Europe. Includes tracks by Misfortunes (Greece), Dislocation Genders (Greece), Doric (Greece), Neon Lies (Croatia), Whispering Sons (Belgium), Tisiphone (France), Mitra Mitra (Austria), RVTS (Greece) and Paralogik (Greece). Black vinyl version, 150 copies.

WEATHERALL, ANDREW - QUALIA (2LP) (LP/HÖGA NORD)

This album fits perfect in to the Höga Nord catalogue, which shows clearly already from the opening track 'Evidence The Enemy'. This song is a monotonous yet uplifting piece of music, a case that holds for the album in full; Weatherall lets the melodies, built on a deep tradition of classical music and later developed by bands such as Kraftwerk, go in major scales, which lets fresh air in and creates a feeling of freedom. The music put you on top of Mont Blanc to overview the complete European music history. 'Qualia' is soothing, harmonic and transporting, a perfect soundtrack to a road trip inside your own, ever-changing inner landscape.

VARIOUS: WORLD, CLASSICAL, SPOKEN WORDS ETC.

CLOSE, DEL -& JOHN BRENT- - HOW TO SPEAK HIP (LP/GO! BOP!)

Attention, this is one of the non-music cult obscurities that came out of nowhere during decades of music history. This 1961 released fictional dialogue between a moderator and somebody involved in the late 1950s hipster/beatnik movement in which both discuss the meaning of words and phrases from the youth and "hipster" language of the '50s. A collectors item for fans and retro hipsters a time when a vivid counter society was pulsating beyond the idyllic world on the surface. Includes the original "Hip Manual" plut beatnik-jazz bonus tracks.

 

 

 

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