SPOTLIGHT 612

27/10/2017 14:21

SPOTLIGHT 612

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

COSMIC FALL - (PINK/BLACK) KICK OUT THE JAMS (2LP) (LP/CLOSTRIDIUM)

Second album by Berlin psychedelic jam/space rockers Cosmic Fall. It consists of 7 instrumental jams, which make more than 90 minutes in total. The journey takes you on a trip filled heavy psych melodies and mellow space rock tunes. Limited to 300 copies on pink/black vinyl.

GUDARS SKYMNING - V (BLACK) (LP/TRANSUBSTANS)

The mighty Gudars Skymning returns with an earth shattering magnum opus! 'V' is without a doubt the heaviest and most progressive album in the band's 11-year history. Recorded in just over two days, 'V' delivers an overpowering strongbrew of hardrock, doom, prog and folk, showcasing some amazing twin axe heaviness! As always, the band recorded most of the album live in the studio in order to capture the true vibe of the songs in optima forma. Edition on BLACK VINYL.

KORTO - KORTO (LP/SIX TONNES DE C)

Korto is a diesel motor launched without mercy on the highway of supersonic kraut rock, married to space punk and drugged by synthetic pop. The band would invite Turing Machine, The Ex, The Young Gods, Goat or even Fela Kuti for a meal in a road house and leave without paying for it. Limited to 500 copies pressed on black vinyl.

LUCIFER WAS - MORNING STAR (BLACK) (LP/TRANSUBSTANS)

For the occasion, the complete original 1972 line-up that recorded 'Underground And Beyond' and the follow-up 'In Anadi's Bower', is featured throughout this 2017 album, in addition to the present incarnation of the band. 'Morning Star' contains seven tracks, including stand-outs like the hard energy blaster 'A Forest Of Zaqqum Trees' and the long-stretched heavy prog/blues/psych/space masterpiece 'Pure'. A special feature is 'Sea Of Sleep', of which a more rudimentary version was a staple in the band's 1972-1974 live repertoire. Edition on BLACK VINYL.

SPACE DEBRIS - KRAUT LOK (2LP) (LP/BREITKLANG)

After many years, this album is available again on black vinyl with improved artwork. A mind blowing mix of hard rock, progressive rock, psychedelia, space rock and krautrock.

SPACE DEBRIS - KRAUTROCK SESSIONS 1994-2001 (2LP) (LP/BREITKLANG)

After many years, this album is available again on black vinyl with improved artwork. Truly amazing krautadelic jam sessions recorded with various musicians between 1994 and 2001, in the style of early '70s Amon Düül, Can and other krautrock heroes.

STEREOCILIA - HIVE MIND (LP/DRONE ROCK)

'Hive Mind' is the third full length album from Stereocilia, and the heaviest to date. This 4 track album, spanning over 40 minutes, takes you on a journey exploring the boundaries of drone and psych. 'Hive Mind' also sees Stereocilia collaborating with another musician for the first time, a guest appearance from Thought Forms drummer Guy Metcalfe. Guy brings his unique drumming style to the 20+ minute sonic exploration 'Another Sleepless Dream' and adds a new dimension to ever evolving project that is Stereocilia. Limited to 300 copies on clear blue vinyl.

WEDGE - (BLACK) KILLING TONGUE (LP/HEAVY PSYCH SOU)

Edition on black vinyl. Sophomore full length by Berlin based '60s garage/psych outfit Wedge. Their sound is accordingly archaic, extremely effective, made from solid rock and when used correctly, causes fire... especially live!

SENDELICA - CROMLECH CHRONICLES II (CD/FRG)

With the ethos of '70s musical communes like Japanese band Taj Mahal Travellers in mind, Sendelica added some unusual personnel to its usual core, f.i. Cheryl Beer and her eclectic mix of instruments s.a. Tibetan singing bowls, shaman drums, sansula, ting sha, mbira, wood blocks, Chinese gongs, shruti boxes and her sanskrit chanting. Also along for the musical ride were Kate Riaz on cello, Jack Jackson on percussion and Colin Consterdine on electronics. Using loops of field recordings, the communal band set about improvising musical soundscapes. 'Cromlech Chronicles II' is the finished product of those sessions.

SLEEPING PANDORA - QUIET PASS (CD/CLOSTRIDIUM)

Debut album by experimental psychedelic spacerockers from Berlin. A splendid trippy album! Limited to 300 copies.

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

MESSIS, PAUL - SONGS OF OUR TIMES (BLACK) (LP/13 O'CLOCK)

Since the release of his first single back in 2009, Paul Messis has been a whirlwind of musical activity. Along with his own work as a songwriter, he is still an active member of The Higher State and The Suburban Homes, and also runs the small, well-crafted indie record label Market Square Records. Now he's back full circle with his third full-length album. A dozen songs rooted firmly in his solid bedrock of sound, meshing jangly '60s-style garage-punk with folk-rock/folk-punk moves. This isn't a cookie cutter retro trip here. Includes download code.

DAHLMANNS/STANLEYS - CONNY CONVERSE/AMY (7"/BELUGA)

The Dahlmanns is without a doubt one of the most exciting power-pop bands to come out of Norway today. Unabashedly joyful and joyfully unapologetic, Australia's The Stanleys deliver a full-flavoured, high energy and gloriously fun bubblegum flavoured punk song.

MAKE-OVERS - LEARNING CURVE (7"/SIX TONNES DE C)

A cool 7-inch by an already legendary heavy garage-punk duo from South Africa. This edition is limited to 200 copies on black vinyl, coming in hand screen printed covers.

DEVILS - IRON BUTT (+CD) (LP/VOODOO RHYTHM)

Incl. poster printed innersleeve the loudest ultimate outlaw primitive biker hard rock platter of the year! The live'n survive rock'n'roll in the fastest way an Italian band ever did! Mix up Magic Sam with early Venom! From Naples, Italy comes that ear-bleeding minimalistic blasphemic guitar wall blues rockabilly noise trash rock'n'roll tornado!! Made by only 2 people!

ESCOBAR - BIGGEST SOUND (LP/BEAST)

Escobar is a duo formed by Remi of Weird Omen and The Anomalys and Charly of the mythical band of the '90s The Bushmen and Daria who return to the era of lo-fi and grunge.

VARIOUS - BUZZSAW JOINT CUT 4: JUKE JOINT CREW (LP/STAG-O-LEE)

The fourth 'Buzzsaw' Cut has been compiled by the Juke Joint Crew, an international trio of music fanatics. These guys spend all their time (and money!) seeking out rare, weird and wonderful original vinyl 45's. They don't mind getting dusty fingers digging up obscure sounds for their pleasure and yours. Not interested in glory, Juke Joint just want to celebrate the artists who crafted these amazing moments in time. Their no-holds-barred approach to music appreciation puts them ahead of the curve when it comes to selection. SIDE JUKE: 1. Bailey's Nervous Kats - Cobra (Camelia, 1959) 2. Bobby Towers - Bondage Of Love (Stylo, 1960) 3. Jean Kassapian - La La La (Rio, 1958) 4. Berlingeri & His Orchestra - Lolita (Jaro International, 1960) 5. Troy Talton - Strange Desire (Kin, 1962) 6. Cris Stamos - Gypsy Love (Dart, 1960) 7. The Schulman Kids - Summertime (Renner, 1962) 8. Tito Rodriguez & His Orchestra - Taboo (United Artists, 1962) SIDE MR. WOODS: 1. Hannah Dean - Strange Man (Columbia, 1961) 2. Jeri Southern - Senor Blues (Capitol, 1959) 3. Yvonne Baker & The Sensations - Eyes (Argo, 1962) 4. The Drivers - Dangerous Lips (De Luxe, 1957) 5. The Hollywood Flames - Let's Talk It Over (Swing Time, 1953) 6. The Stars Of Faith - Mean Old World (Savoy, 1958) 7. Bobbie Bolden - Hall Of Shame (Terel, 1958) 8. Maxine Harris - It's a Lonesome Old Town (R-Dell, 1958)

VARIOUS - SHUGADUGA, VOL. 1 (LP/PUNCH-OUT!)

'8 BLACK ROCKIN' BLUES UPPERCUTS, VS. 8 OUTSTANDING WHITE ROCK'N ROLL & GARAGE HOOKS THAT'LL KNOCK YOU OUT!!!' - Compiled by DJ Varo, Funtastic Festival promoter and drummer in Doctor Explosion, 'Shugaduga' contains sounds ranging from rock and roll to garage, and from '50s R&B to late '60s black stompers. These 16 tracks were mastered from original 45s. SIDE 1: 1. The Lively Set - The Pomona Drags 2. The Candy Johnson Show - Hound Dog 3. Little Eddie - The Weasel 4. King Richard & The Knights - I Don't Need You 5. Thee Midniters - I Found A Peanut 6. The Scouts - Custer's Stomp 7. The Denims - Salty Dog Man 8. The Heart Attacks - Babby Diddy Baby SIDE 2: 1. Eddie Bo - Hey Bo 2. Arron McCray - I'll Have The Last Laugh 3. Chee Chee - Crazy Man 4. Lester Young - Down To The River 5. Larry Bright - Bloodhound 6. Lee Castle - The Big Bad Train 7. Lu Parks Singers - Zap Pow Ee Yow 8. Johnny Guitar Watson - Posin'

POP/ROCK/WAVE/NOISE

JFR MOON - MOONY (LP/TREIBENDER TEPP)

On this album JFR Moon turns away from the psychedelic folk of the predecessor and comes with a mix of airy slacker- and surf-pop.

PENNY DREADFUL - PILGRIMAGE (LP/LENIN'S MODEM)

'Pilgrimage' is the second LP by the Greek band Penny Dreadful, released on the band's own label Lenin's Modem. For fans of Wilco, The Dream Syndicate or Giant Sand.

PUNK/HARDCORE

LOS REACTORS - DEAD IN THE SUBURBS (7"/PARAMECIUM)

This punk band from Tulsa, Oklahoma was formed as The Reactors in 1979. In early 1980 guitarist Dale Lawton quit and keyboardist Joe Danger (ex-Christ) joined the group, after which the name was changed to Los Reactors. This 1980 single includes two tracks, both featuring the characteristic keyboard sound. B/w 'Culture Shock', the single was originally released by Cynykyl Records, and now it's back on wax.

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

MAZZA, ROBERTO - SCOPRIRE LE ORME (LP/SOAVE)

Mysterious, charming, and wavering, 'Scoprire Le Orme' represents a unique musical experience; a kind of minimal folk with far Eastern baroque influences. The work is a living entity, yet with a calm atmosphere interweaved with tension - the tradition here being redefined and transfigured in a very personal way with a touch of esotericism. Originally released on cassette in 1991.

O.A.S.I. - IL CAVALIERE AZZURRO (LP/SOAVE)

O.A.S.I. (Paolo Modugno, Massimo Terracini, Gino Castaldo and Ermano Ghisio Erba) blended industrial experimentation, ambient and concrete, with a strong ethnic element. The soundtrack to avant-garde theatre play 'Il Cavaliere Azzurro' is a work that identified a historical moment of fervid experimentation and inspiration, and though intended to be played during a theatrical performance, vividly stands out without the visual accompaniment. Originally released on IRA in 1986.

UNTITLED NOISE - UNTITLED NOISE (2LP) (LP/DIE SCHACHTEL)

The debut release by Michele Lombardelli and Luca Scarabelli, two respected visual artists who have been active in the Italian contemporary art scene for many years. Evolving over four sides of this double-LP, each dedicated to a single work, one sliding seamlessly into the next, the album is an aggressive, textural gesture in noise. Built from electronic sources and tradition instrumentation, shifting between pure abstraction, sublime drone, rhythmic pulse, and broken flirtations with jazz, it rises as a melting pillar in sound.

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

MOTHER MISERY - MEGALODON (BLACK) (LP/TRANSUBSTANS)

The 2018 full-length album from Swedish rockers Mother Misery. The riffs, the melodies, the heaviness and the grooves will make you want to play the record time after time! Edition on BLACK VINYL.

JOTUNSPOR - GLEIPNIRS SMEDER (CD/COLD SPRING)

King Ov Hell (Gorgoroth, Sahg, God Seed) and Kvitrafn aka Einar Selvik (Wardruna, Skuggsjá, Gorgoroth) teamed up and formed Jotunspor. Musically, 'Gleipnirs Smeder' binds grim and primitive black metal together with elements of noisy dark-ambient, while the concept of Jotunspor is strongly founded in the old Norse cults and beliefs. Originally released in 2006 by Cold Spring's sub-division Satanas Rex.

JAZZ/AVANTGARDE

N.A.D.M.A. - UNO ZINGARO DI ATLANTE CON UN FIORE A NEW YORK (LP/DIE SCHACHTEL)

Reissued on vinyl (500 copies) is 1973's truly legendary, mind-expanding, Eastern-influenced, ecstatic free jazz album by N.A.D.M.A. These musicians were among the wildest players in the free-improv movement of the day. The group's lone 1973 release is unlike anything else issued at the time. Soulful as hell, it blends a remarkable range of instruments with many cross-cultural influences, resulting in a stunning work.

SOUL/FUNK/LATIN/R&B/GOSPEL

VARIOUS - ROOTS OF SALSA, VOL. 2 (+CD) (LP/GROSSO!)

The second volume of this amazing series with classic tunes from Caribbean music that became great successes of salsa. Compiled by Pablo Yglesias aka DJ Bongohead. SIDE 1: 1. La Sonora Matancera - Sujétate La Lengua (1954) 2. Conjunto Colonial De Nelo Sosa - El Paso Del Mulo (1950) 3. Chappotín Y Sus Estrellas - Micaela Me Botó (1958) 4. Trío Matamaros - Nadie Se Salva De La Rumba (1960) 5. José Curbelo & His Orchestra - La Familia (1953) 6. Flores Valdéz Y Su Conjunto Musical - Salsa (195?) SIDE 2: 1. Tito Rodríguez Y Los Lobos Del Mambo - Hay Cráneo (1951) 2. Estrellas De Chocolate - Fania (1960) 3. Pacho Alonso Con Bebo Valdés Y Su Orquesta - Yo No Quiero Piedra En Mi Camino (1960) 4. Conjunto Kuvabana De Alberto Ruíz - Corta El Bonche (1947) 5. Conjunto Niágara - Tumba Mabó (1945) 6. La Orquesta De Siboney De Pepito Torres - Llora Timbero (1944)

SOUNDTRACKS/LOUNGE/CULT ETC

LA BAND DEL BRASILIANO - VOL. 2 (LP/CINEDELIC)

Second album by the Tuscany big band La Band Del Brasiliano. A crossover of styles and genres, including easy listening, funk, porn groove, beat and sexy soundtracks. Limited to 300 copies.

METAVARI - SYMMETRI (BLACK) (LP/ONE WAY STATIC)

'Symmetri' is Metavari's sophomore studio release led by electronic musician and composer Nathaniel David Utesch. The work is a stand-alone edit of Metavari's 'Metropolis' re-score from Record Store Day 2017, introducing new and reconfigured material in addition to selections from the soundtrack.

WAKEMAN, RICK - (RED) THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA O.S.T. (2LP) (LP/ONE WAY STATIC)

In 1990 Rick Wakeman composed a conceptual soundtrack for the legendary 1925 Lon Chaney silent film 'The Phantom Of The Opera', which was released under the moniker 'Phantom Power'. Unfortunately 'Phantom Power' was cut short and was missing more than half an hour of what Rick came up with. A silent realization required non-stop music for more than 80 minutes of action, yet, thought lost for quarter of a century, the score is now back in its original expanded form. Combining baroque moves with romantic passages, sometimes in a rock setting, Wakeman's variations really bring back the original feel of this 1925 cinematic classic using a quasi-orchestral backdrop containing organs and harpsichord with the ghosts of Mozart and Bach lurking in the dark.

GERRARD, LISA -& CYE WOOD- - THE TRAIL OF GENGHIS KHAN O.S.T. (CD/INFINITE FOG)

The album 'The Trail Of Genghis Khan', recorded by Lisa Gerrard in collaboration with Cye Wood, is sourced from material that Lisa and Cye produced for the documentary series of the same name. This album is an emotive interpretation of Tim Cope's epic journey on horseback from Mongolia to Hungary. Drawing on inspiration from this rugged and majestic landscape, and the culture and inhabitants of this unique part of the world, they have allowed their intuition to be the guiding force in the creation of these works.

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

LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD - EGHASS MALAN (LP/SAHEL SOUNDS)

Future Tuareg music from the female led avant-rock group Les Filles De Illighadad. Blending traditional percussion with electric guitars, Les Filles bring ancient village folk music into the modern era. Drawing on traditional Tende music, the forgotten inspiration of Tuareg guitar, Fatou and Les Filles breathe new life into the genre. Hypnotic guitar riffs, driving rhythms and polyphonic resonant vocals combine to create an organic sound, that is both timeless and natural. A wholly original project from a band that had never left its own village before 2016!

VARIOUS - A STORY OF SAHEL SOUNDS O.S.T. (LP/TREIBENDER TEPP)

Second pressing. This music was recorded during the filming of the documentary a story of Sahel Sounds between November 2013 and October 2014. The film provides an inside look at Christopher Kirkley's project Sahel Sounds, a blog, record label and platform to explore arts and music of the Sahel region through non-traditional ethnographic fieldwork. The film follows Chris from Portland to Niger, where he meets some of his long term collaborators as well as new artists. SIDE 1: 1. Talia Issouf - Imidiwan Agzatahi 2. Almouner Ayouba & Mohamed Yaseen - Takamba 3. Azna De L'Ader - Zabiya 4. Hama - Ataraghine 5. Fatou Seidi Ghali - Achabiba 6. Les Filles De Illighadad - Tende SIDE 2: 1. Mdou Moctar - Sibidoul 2. Etran De L'Aïr - Mon Amour 3. Mdou Moctar - Chet Boghassa 4. Mammane Sanni Abdoulaye - Salamatu 5. Etran De L'Aïr - Hadija 6. Talia Issouf - Ténéré D'Assouf Igan

 

 

 

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