SPOTLIGHT 607

26/09/2017 14:43

SPOTLIGHT 607

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

BREAKOUT - ZA SIODMA GORA (STANDARD) (LP/KAMELEON)

'RADIO SESSIONS & LIVE RECORDINGS 1968-1969' - Now issued on vinyl for the first time (standard edition), this is a collection of studio and live tracks by this Polish psychedelic bluesrock band.

EMERALD WEB - DRAGON WINGS AND WIZARD TALES (LP/LONGHAIR)

This is a real gem and a long lost jewel in the history of psychedelic and electronic space music. Emerald Web comprised the husband and wife duo of Bob Stohl and Kat Epple. The music features lots of trippy flute and synthesizer soundscapes, with the odd vocal track thrown in for good measure. Expect a unique sound fitting somewhere in between Tangerine Dream, Popol Vuh, and the 'Blade Runner' soundtrack, all filtered through found natural sound weirdness and naive studio trickery. It's the sound of South Florida getting kosmisch!

SKALDOWIE - ZIMOWA BAJKA (STANDARD) (LP/KAMELEON)

This LP contains four instrumental suites from the period 1973-1979. It's another great release from the archives of the highly rated Polish psych/prog band. This is the standard edition.

AGUSA - AGUSA (BLUE) (LP/KOMMUN 2)

This musical beast prowls the abandoned ruins of old school organ based progressive rock, sharing its DNA with progenitors like Caravan, Cathedral and ELP. This self-titled release sounds heavier, darker and dirtier than the band's last two albums. Agusa's quest for the ultimate heavy psychedelic rock involves roaring Hammond organ, heavy fuzz leads, '60s plonky bass, soaring flute and thunderous drums. This edition is limited to 200 copies on BLUE VINYL.

MENTAL TREMORS - MENTAL TREMORS (LP/CURSED TONGUE)

Limited to 200 copies on SOLID BLACK VINYL. Who needs a bass-player when you can have bottom heavy fuzz so thick it carves through stone? Sometimes less is more, which especially is the case with hard hitting Australian duo Mental Tremors. On this debut outing the duo delivers canyon deep grooves, fuzzy riffs that go on for for miles, and melodic licks as sweet as honey (mind the bee stings though!). This batch of solid rock songs will have you rolling for a long time.

ORESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE - (BLACK) HALLUCINATIONS INSIDE THE ORACLE (2LP) (LP/SPACE ROCK)

DOUBLE-LP on BLACK and MINT COLOURED 180-GRAM VINYL. This edition is limited to 200 hand-numbered sets, presented in a gatefold sleeve with four inserts. This album by the highly regarded, ever-evolving project was created in November 2016. The recordings feature plenty of synths, heavy guitars, amazing sitar and very cool violin. For sure, it's another mighty trippy affair!

ORESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE - (BLACK) INSIDE YOUR HEAD (2LP) (LP/SPACE ROCK)

A reissue of the collective's fourth album, originally released on Sulatron in 2008. The music on this CD was recorded at the Black Tornado Studios during the same sessions as the infamous 'The Black Tomato' album. This edition is limited to 200 sets on BLACK VINYL.

VARIOUS - TOKYO FLASHBACK (2LP) (LP/BLACK EDITIONS)

Originally released in 1991 by Japan's P.S.F. Records, 'Tokyo Flashback' defined the breathtakingly unique and previously obscured musical movement that had been developing in Japan since the late 1970s. The music echoes kraut rock, psychedelic freak-outs, garage and no wave, but at the same time reveals astonishing, totally idiosyncratic expansions of rock music. This DOUBLE-LP reissue comes with newly created artwork, expanding on the original design, and is housed in a custom printed deluxe Stoughton gatefold jacket with slipcase. SIDE 1: 1. Marble Sheep & The Run-Down Sun's Children - 22. February 1991 2. High Rise - Mainliner SIDE 2: 1. Ghost - Tama Yura 2. White Heaven - Blind Promise SIDE 3: 1. Fushitsusha - Here - You 2. Verzerk - Crime And Laughter SIDE 4: 1. Kousokouya - End Of Dawn 2. Keiji Haino - Right Now

VOID GENERATOR - PODROMI (CD/PHONOSPHERA)

'Podromi' is a great stoned kraut/space/jam release in the vein of Papir, Oresund Space Collective, Acid Mothers Temple, or Hotel Wrecking City Traders, yet it sounds very personal. These recordings weren't made in ths studio, but with a Zoom in the band's rehearsal space.

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

TEENAGERS - COMPLICATION/TAPS (7"/FEATHERED APPLE)

Here's a limited edition 50th anniversary collectors reissue of a rare beat/garage gem from Switzerland, originally datin g back to 1967! The A-side is a killer cut featuring Marco Zappa on lead guitar and with a cool (Vox Continental) organ sound, while the flip contains a fantastic instrumental. Original copies are more or less impossible to find, as only some 300 copies were pressed back in the day! This official reissue comes with superb sound quality (that sounds even slightly better than the original) and with a photo packed 8-page booklet including detailed liner notes.

VARIOUS - LASST DIE ALTEN STERBEN O.S.T. (LP/SWISSPUNK)

On vinyl, this is the punk soundtrack to Juri Steinhart's 2017 movie 'Lasst Die Alten Sterben', a Swiss tragicomedy about late-'70s/early-'80s youth gasping for air in a cotton-candy world. A generation seeking a reason for its malaise and a way to shed the boredom, only to discover, mostly, its own emptiness. The LP comes in a gatefold cover with a 16-page fanzine and a movie poster. SIDE 1: 1. Flurian Giger - I Think I Should Stop To Talk 2. Sperma - No More Love 3. Mother's Ruin - Danny Hot Dog 4. Mother's Ruin - Godzilla 5. Kraft Durch Freude - I've Gotta Whole Lotta Love 6. Vorwärts - TV Generation 7. TNT - Razzia SIDE 2: 1. Sida - La Serveuse 2. The Bastards - Impossibilities 3. Nasal Boys - Hot Love 4. The Squirt - Last Chance 5. Dieter Meier & Fresh Color - Cry For Fame (Bonus) 6. Fresh Color - The Source (Bonus) 7. Flurian Giger - I Think I Should Stop To Talk (Punk Version)

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

ADAMSON, BARRY/PAN SONIC/THE HAFLER TRIO - THE HYMN OF THE 7TH ILLUSION (LP/COLD SPRING)

On vinyl for the first time, this is Pan Sonic arranged and edited by Barry Adamson, with an additional re-arrangement by The Hafler Trio. Originally released on CD by Icelandic label Kitchen Motors in 2001, the cover art features Icelandic electronic composer Magnús Blöndal Jóhansson having a brain scan performed while listening to this disc. SIDE 1: 1. The Hymn Of The 7th Illusion (12:20) 2. "" (0:24) SIDE 2: 1. The Hymn Of The 7th Illusion (23:02)

ATARAXIA - PROPHETIA (2CD/DIGIBOOK) (CD/INFINITE FOG)

An expanded DOUBLE-CD reissue of Ataraxia's very first tape from 1990. In 2017 Ataraxia recorded three exclusive additional tracks (written during 1989-1992) for this album. The first CD features the original nine tracks of 'Prophetia', digitally mastered, and those three new songs as bonus tracks. CD #2 contains a 1989 live bootleg, offering six exclusive songs.

NORDVARGR/DRAKH - NORTHERN DARK SUPREMACY (CD/INFINITE FOG)

'Northern Dark Supremacy' was the first collaboration between Henrik Bjorkk and Jonas Aneheim (MZ.412) in the framework of Nordvargr/Drakh. Five albums were released under this name. Originally released on LSD Organisation in 2001, this release also contains some exclusive additional material.

SUTEKH HEXEN - LUCIFORM (CD/KSENZA)

Sutekh Hexen's 2011 debut album appears on CD for the first time, remastered by James Plotkin and limited to 500 copies presented in a DVD-sized digipak. Laced with hatred and misery, the six songs on this album continue to push the boundaries of black metal and experimental music without compromise. Blood curdling waves of scathing white noise and dark ambience are gracefully fused together with razor sharp guitars, demonically possessed vocals and trance inducing melodies. The ritual that is 'Luciform' focuses more on incantations and magick, and plays as a soundtrack to our worst nightmares.

ZOS KIA - 23 (2CD/DIGIBOOK) (CD/INFINITE FOG)

Zos Kia was formed by John Gosling (Mekon), John Balance (Coil) and Min, and features guest Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson (Throbbing Gristle). Here's a DOUBLE-CD set including the material of two EP's, compilation tracks and previously unreleased recordings. These 23 tracks offer more than two hours of exciting material in various styles, carefully extracted and prepared for publishing by John Gosling himself, and featuring artwork by Cold Graves. A long-awaited release for those deeply into old-school industrial music, collectors and Coil lovers.

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC - THE GLITTER OF INFINITE HELL (2LP) (LP/KINDA LIKE MUSI)

Clouds Taste Satanic returns with its fourth masterpiece in four years, 'The Glitter Of Infinite Hell', which arguably is the band's best work to date. Expect down tuned, deliciously heavy grooves of instrumental doom. This edition is presented on SOLID BLACK WAX and packaged in a gatefold sleeve!

HELA - DEATH MAY DIE (LP/LAY BARE)

Based in Alicante, Spain, Hela is a doom-metal band with a unique sound. The songs focus not only on the heavy riffs, but also on the beautiful, melancholic melodies and the ethereal and powerful vocals. 'Death May Die' is the band's second full-length and third release in total. After exploring themes such as religion, anarchy, death and the apocalypse on other releases, Hela now comes up with a conceptual album about a girl who first suffers, but then rises up against a world that wants to punish her for being different.

LORD VICAR - GATES OF FLESH (LP/CHURCH WITHIN)

The elite of doom metal, LORD VICAR, returns with its third full-length, 'Gates Of Flesh'. Whilst this is definitely not a concept album, there is a loose lyrical theme relating to the pleasures and weaknesses of the flesh. Musically and lyrically the album covers a wide spectrum of textures from the fragile beauty of 'A Woman Out Of Snow' to the oppressive menace of 'Leper, Leper', with subtle details that reveal themselves to the listener with each subsequent listen.

SOUL/FUNK/LATIN/R&B/GOSPEL

VARIOUS - I'M ON MY JOURNEY HOME (LP/DEATH IS NOT TH)

'SACRED HARP SINGING 1927-1934' - On wax, here's a fine collection of recordings of sacred harp singing, a traditional sacred choral music with origins in the American South. These recordings date back to the late 1920s through to the late 1930s. TRACKS: 01. The Denson Quartet - I'm On My Journey Home 02. Denson-Parris Sacred Harp Singers - The Good Old Way 03. Alabama Sacred Harp Singers - Religion Is A Fortune 04. Allison's Sacred Harp Singers - Sweet Prospect 05. Allison's Sacred Harp Singers - Weeping Pilgrim 06. Alabama Sacred Harp Singers - Rocky Road 07. Georgia Sacred Harp Singers - Windham 08. Dye's Sacred Harp Singers - How Firm A Foundation 09. Denson's Sacred Harp Singers Of Arley Alabama - Protection 10. Middle Georgia Singing Convention No. 1 - Bells Of Love 11. The Okeh Atlanta Sacred Harp Singers - Return Again 12. Huggins & Phillips Sacred Harp Singers - Blooming Youth

VARIOUS - VERY TASTY PACHUCO MAMBO (LP/PINCHE DISCOS)

This collection features some of the biggest stars of the Pachuco Mambo genre (the Mexican-American dance craze that started in the late '30s and alternated and combined Afro-American and Afro-Caribbean styles). Included are tracks by Mexican-American composer Don Tosti and Lalo Guerrero from Arizona. Both were pivotal figures in creating Mexican blues jump: the Pachuco Mambo or boogie, which used rhythms of swing, boogie woogie and Rumba with lyrics in Spanglish and in Caló, the Spanglish language of the Pachucos. SIDE 1: 1. Don Tosti Y Su Conjunto - Mambo Del Pachuco 2. Conjunto Alamo - Buena Vista Swing Swing 3. Conjunto San Antonio Alegre - Mi Dolorcito 4. Don Tosti's Pachuco Boogie Boys - Pachuco Boogie 5. Don Tosti's Pachuco Boogie Boys - Guisa Gacha 6. Don Tosti's Pachuco Boogie Boys - Wine-O-Boogie 7. Don Tosti's Pachuco Boogie Boys - El Tirili SIDE 2: 1. Don Tosti's Quartet - Chicano Boogie 2. Don Tosti Y Su Trio - Los Blues 3. Jorge Cordoba - Frijole Boogie 4. Los Chucos - Pachuco Mambo 5. Lalo Guerrero Y Sus Cinco Lobos - Los Chucos Suaves 6. Los Hermanos Yañez Y Pedro Ayala - El Pachuco Alegre 7. Don Tosti Y Su Trio - Guisa Guaina

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

DRIFT. - GENDERLAND (12"/AVANT!)

Throbbing beats are punctuated with melodies, vocals float in layers, while their dreamy veil disguises a strong message. DRIFT.'s first EP 'Black Devotion' was all about searching for a sound, but this next recording signals a shift, a drift towards self-determination. It's a PVC-clad step into the murky mixed-message waters of 21st century gender politics.

DIGE, SALLY - HOLDING ON (IT) (LP/AVANT!)

Sally Dige is a multidisciplinary artist known for her darkly poetic yet highly danceable electro-pop songs, DIY stylistic videos, design and visual art. 'Holding On' was created during the time of intense inner turmoil. These are songs written for dance floors, but sung about loneliness, death and the meaninglessness of existence. Sally's work tows the line between a blissful innocence and a heavy darkness. Think Gina X's flavored post punk-disco rubbing against 'Twitch'-era Ministry's lost Sade collab, or Enya on LSD after a break up. This European version comes with a different cover.

SOUNDTRACKS/LOUNGE/CULT ETC

ALESSANDRONI, ALESSANDRO - (BLACK) LA TERRIFICANTE NOTTE DEL DEMONIO O.S.T. (LP/CINEDELIC)

Alessandroni's psychedelic soundtrack to the movie 'La Terrificante Notte Del Demonio' a.k.a. 'The Devil's Nightmare', directed by Patrice Romme. The movie was an Italian-Belgian co-production, starring Jean Servais alongside a sensual Erika Blanc. Limited edition of 400 copies on BLACK VINYL.

CIPRIANI, STELVIO - (BLACK) ECOLOGIA DEL DELITTO O.S.T. (LP/CINEDELIC)

Stelvio Cipriani's score to Mario Bava's 'Ecologia Del Delitto/Reazione A Catena' a.k.a 'A Bay Of Blood' develops a rich sequence of different themes and genres, all accented by the evocative melodies and excellent orchestrations of the Maestro, and brilliantly supported by the excellent rhythm performance of Enzo Restuccia on drums and Mandrake Som on tumba and bongos. Limited edition of 400 copies on BLACK VINYL.

KOPP, HERMANN/DAKTARI LORENZ/JOHN BOY WALTON - DER TODESKING O.S.T. (LP/ONE WAY STATIC)

Daktari Lorenz, Hermann Kopp and John Boy Walton make up the holy trinity of composers called upon by film maker Jörg Buttgereit to score the music for 'Der Todesking'. Between the three of them they produced some of the most haunting and beautiful tracks to be paired up with Buttgereit's controversial on-screen works of art. This limited vinyl release contains the original soundtrack (released back in 1990 as a limited 7-inch EP) and unreleased material sourced from recently discovered tapes.

KOPP, HERMANN/DAKTARI LORENZ/JOHN BOY WALTON - NEKROMANTIK O.S.T. (LP/ONE WAY STATIC)

Limited second pressing of this much requested iconic soundtrack, coming with an obi. The 'Nekromantik' score displays the dynamic ability and range of the composers, striking a perfect balance between beauty, horror, joy and dissonance. The score is both minimalistic and hauntingly atmospheric at the core, and yet remarkably complex at the same time. Harsh noise, clanging metal, pounding drums, synthesizers, and various sound effects come together to create a truly dark and desolate picture. The moog synthesizer also makes a few appearances. This is an amazing collection of music that should appeal to a wide variety of people.

AFRO-BEAT/FUNK & PSYCH/DESERT BLUES/ETHIOPIQUES

VARIOUS - AIR AFRICA (LP/AZIZA DISQUES)

A thrilling collection of Afro-rock, Afro-beat, soul, jerk, psych and garage, bringing together recordings by various artists from various african countries, active in various eras. All these cuts are now reissued for the first time. TRACKS: 01. Orchestre African Fiesta - Save Me (Congo) 02. Sunbust - Let's Live Together (Tanzania) 03. Gee Dees - Amina (Ghana) 04. Sax Wary & Orchestre - L'Amour Au Prix De L'Argent (Benin) 05. Les Kilts - Jerk Bastos (Cameroun) 06. Kante Manfila - Air Afrique (Guinée Conakry) 07. François Lougah - Pecoussa (Ivory Coast) 08. The Rwenzori's - E Wara (Partie 2) (Uganda) 09. Bongi & Nelson - I Was So Glad (South Africa) 10. Verckys Et Son Ensemble - Tell Maman (Congo) 11. Docteur Nico & The Orchestre - Sookie (Congo) 12. Kalle Et L'African Team - Mi Nuevo Boogaloo (Congo) 13. Uta Bella - Ziliyankiyan (Congo) 14. H.C. Clementophe - Pour Mieux Vivre (Benin)

VARIOUS - MURDER BY CONTRACT (LP/AZIZA DISQUES)

This LP explores the vast archives of African '60s and '70s underground music, resulting in an explosive selection that blends genres s.a. soul, jerk, psych, beat, garage, prog and more. All tracks are reissued here for the first time. TRACKS: 01. Wrong Notes - Verequoi 02. Narma Samith - Zifaffildada 03. Orquestre Veve - Venus 04. Os Rebeldes - Murder By Contract 05. Sunny Blacks Band - Holonon Die 06. Vum Vum - Monami 07. Simiao - Wasati Walomu 08. Tall Enma & His Skipper - Hammatan 09. Os Impacto - Knock On Wood 10. Gino Garrido & Os Psicodelicos - Baby I Love You 11. Teta Lando - Muato Wa N'Ginjila 12. Os Inflexos - I Feel Fine 13. Shar' Habeel - Dance And Cheer 14. H2O - Rien Des Mots

VARIOUS - ZOU ZOU ZOU (LP/KONGAMATO RECOR)

These 10 tracks of Afro-funk, boogie and soul are full of hypnotic grooves, like a mantra made for the dancefloor! Every track is worth the dive! All cuts are reissued for the first time ever. SIDE 1: 1. Jo Bisso - Give It Up 2. François Lougah - Zou-Zou-Zou 3. The Movers - I Say You 4. Ngaydo Ba - Njowaan 5. Joe Mensah - Funky Talk In Hausa SIDE 2: 1. Kapingbdi - Take The Guitar Out 2. Carmen Ezumah - Tala Tala 3. Eliott - Think About Me 4. Geoffrey Oryema - Cheza Disco 5. Les Black Styl - Muwaso Mwa Longe

 

 

 

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