SPOTLIGHT 613

03/11/2017 11:10

SPOTLIGHT 613

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

VARIOUS - TRIP (LP/DIGATONE)

The first official reissue of the long lost and scarce Austrian hippie rock/jazz/funk opera soundtrack, featuring musicians such as Fatty George, Karl Ratzer, Peter Wolf, Richard Schoenherz, Leszek Zadlo and more. Originally released on Telefunken in Germany and now highly collectable. Spanning funk, pop, acid jazz and gospel, performed with electric guitar, flute, organ, sitar and more, it has been frequently sampled in recent years (most notably the epic breakbeat in Sunlounger's 'White Sand'). An ORF production for Austrian TV, the story is about a guru who comes to Vienna to preach about a world without technology and that his disciples should follow their dreams through the use of drugs. However, when a young boy dies after an LSD trip it all goes wrong. Complete with an insert in German & English.

BAND WHOSE NAME IS A SYMBOL - COSMIC CURIOS (LP/THE WEIRD BEARD)

This is a collection of tracks dug up from the band's huge archive. the material spans the period 2009-2016, with all but one track never been appearing on vinyl before. We hear long, entirely improvised tracks of crushing krautrock and face melting psych, with generous sprinklings of rawk'n'roll. All the songs are played with skill, dexterity and, most importantly, a genuine love for the music. This run is limited to 250 copies on black vinyl.

BEES MADE HONEY IN THE VEIN TREE - MEDICINE (LP/PINK TANK)

Debut album by Bees Made Honey In The Vein Tree, a psychedelic doom band from Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 2014, the contrast between bright and eerie and beautiful and heavy quickly became an inseparable part of their sound. While being mostly oriented towards instrumental compositions, they add vocals that act as an additional instrument and add a visual layer through the lyrics.

LOST MOON - THROUGH THE GATES OF LIGHT (LP/PINK TANK)

Lost Moon from Rome plays a mix of heavy psychedelic stoner and hard tribal rhythms.

THREE SEASONS - THINGS CHANGE (BLACK) (LP/HEADSPIN)

THREE SEASONS is one of today's leading vintage '70s sounding acid blues rock units. On their fourth album these Swedes will teleport your right back to the early '70s when heavy blues rock bands were dominating the world. But it's not just blues oriented hard rock what we have here, there are elements of many other styles. The result is an absolutely fabulous album with amazing production, that takes the band to the next -incredibly high- level. SIDE 1: 1. Been Gone 2. Something You Can't Have 3. Things Change 4. Trust Me 5. Set Me Free Again SIDE 2: 1. Break Down, Start Over 2. I Don't Need Nothing More 3. Are You Surprised? 4. So Far Away

ZONG - ZONG (LP/CARDINAL FUZZ)

Hailing from Brisbane Australia, Zong are a three-piece instrumental group focused on improvised cosmic jams with emphasised themes of psychedelic states, tribal rituals, gothic horror, alien encounters and medieval fantasy. Tying this all together is the group's explosive, intense and emotional delivery sounding out in the rich, golden, down-tuned and cranked amplifier glory akin to Black Sabbath and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, and the more modern groups Sleep and Earthless. Their true uniqueness, however, lies in their ability to blend genres and sonically improvise together making them a most-satisfying heavy tripped-out listen, and a spectacle to behold as a live performance.

GRAMBERG, HARALD - GRAVITATION (CD/CLOSTRIDIUM)

The musical career of Harald Gramberg began in the early 1970s, playing various acoustic instruments. He never wanted to limit himself to one specific genre. Berlin School style, ambient, industrial, avant-garde, synthpop... everything was possible. However, psychedelia and space influences always served as a continuous red thread.

L'ALBERO DEL VELENO - TALE OF DARK FATE (CD/SELF RELEASE)

Founded in 2010, this Italian band makes great music in the vein of the best '60s, '70s and '80s horror and thriller soundtracks. Originally released in Italy in 2013 and now also available for the rest of the world, L'Albero Del Veleno's well received debut-CD is relevant for fans of Goblin, Fabio Frizzi, Ennio Morricone, Angelo Badalamenti, Stelvio Cipriani, Franco Micalizzi, a.o.

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

BONTEMPI, MARCEL - BURY ALL MY TROUBLES/DIG A HOLE (7"/TWI-LITE)

'Bury All My Troubles' is a cracking tune of skullduggery by moonlight. Written by Paul Sheahan of The Sirocco Bros and scored by Marcel himself, this little ditty will have the dance floor filled to bursting point and if that doesn't guarantee a happy crowd, the flip side surely will. The now near legendary 'Dig A Hole' has been getting rockin' folk to put the moves on since its original release on Sleazy Records back in 2013 and now it's available once more on the 7-inch format.

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

CHOPIN, HENRI - RECORDINGS 1955-1991, VOL. 1 (7LP+7") (LP/VINYL ON DEMAND)

Henri Chopin (1922-2008) was one of the most significant and influential avantgarde, sound and concrete poets of the second half of the 20th century. In his work as a sound poet, he was an early practitioner of a complex vocal art which he described and defined as poésie sonore, in which he used his voice, a microphone, and elementary "home" recording technologies to manipulate a vast tapestry of sounds with his compositions. This seven-platter (plus a 7-inch!) box set covers all of his official stand-alone releases.

CHOPIN, HENRI - RECORDINGS 1955-1991, VOL. 2 (6LP) (LP/VINYL ON DEMAND)

Henri Chopin (1922-2008) was one of the most significant and influential avantgarde, sound and concrete poets of the second half of the 20th century. In his work as a sound poet, he was an early practitioner of a complex vocal art which he described and defined as poésie sonore, in which he used his voice, a microphone, and elementary "home" recording technologies to manipulate a vast tapestry of sounds with his compositions. This six-platter box set covers all his contributions to a variety of vinyl releases and tape productions, as well as unreleased recordings.

DRUMTALK - OUT OF THE BLACKNESS, INTO THE BLUE (LP/CAROLINE TRUE)

A collaboration of Matt Sewell's A Crushing Glow with esteemed London based producer DrumTalk. His output has graced labels such as Soundway, Huntley & Palmers & Get Me. Matt has curated this release and created, once again, very lush sleeve artwork. A lush cosmic journey through sound and vision.

SATO, OSAMU - OBJECTLESS (LP/VINYL ON DEMAND)

'CLASSIC AMBIENT WORKS AND MORE' - This album was originally released in 1983 on cassette on the Japanese label Skating Pears. Now all tracks were re-worked and re-mixed by Osamu Sato himself, mixed with ambient, techno, music concrete, minimal music, side-by-side using the old audio-material from the initial 1983 release.

WENDT, LARRY - RECORDINGS 1975-1979 (4LP+7") (LP/VINYL ON DEMAND)

Larry Wendt (from Napa, California) began creating artistic text-sound compositions in San Jose in the mid '70s. He was a proponent of the use of "low-tech" and "repurposed" electronics. He was also among the early designers and users of "hand-built" microprocessor-based sound manipulation equipment to use in the production of his recorded work as well as in his on-stage performances. This four-LP plus 7-inch set contains his compositions from the period 1975-1979 and also includes an extensive 52-page booklet, which takes an intimate look at his early developments during this exciting time.

M. NOTHING WAS ATRAX MORGUE - MALAPLACENTA (7"/OLD EUROPA CAFE)

Two unreleased and exclusive tracks by Atrax Morgue! These tracks were part of an idea and project elaborated by Muzakiller Foundation in 2007 and are among the very last recordings of Marco Corbelli (Atrax Morgue), shortly before his suicide. Because of this the project was put aside at the time.

MZ.412/TREPANERINGSRITUALEN - X POST INDUSTRIALE/RITUALS 2015 E.V. (2LP) (LP/OLD EUROPA CAFE)

On October 31 2015 MZ.412 and Trepaneringsritualen performed two memorable "Rituals" at OEC's label festival X Congresso Post Industriale at Club Kindergarten in Bologna, Italy. These sounds are finally fixed into solid and heavy vinyl for all those who want to re-live those rituals in the next million of years!

TREPANERINGSRITUALEN - YOURS IS A KINGDOM OF DEATH (LP/OLD EUROPA CAFE)

Trepaneringsritualen's sides from two split LP's, with Body Cargo and Deathstench respectively, on one album as they were originally meant to be. 'Yours Is A Kingdom Of Death' is an exercise in sombre slow-moving death chants, ritualistic in appearance and intent.

CALIGULA031 - LAND OF OPPORTUNITY (CD/OLD EUROPA CAFE)

A re-edition of the very limited 12-inch lathe-cut vinyl record and MC, previously released in 2016, now completely remastered (sounding completely different) and with two additional and exclusive bonus tracks. CALIGULA031 represents the more harsh side of Marco Deplano (Wertham/Foresta di ferro). This is a release of uncompromising power electronics in the best Italian tradition!

LE COSE BIANCHE - TUTTI QUANTI SOGNANO PORNO (COMPIUTI I 10 ANNI) (CD/OLD EUROPA CAFE)

Industrial sounds with strictly autobiographical lyrics featuring super saturated bass, rough distortion and repetitive percussive cells.

NAXAL PROTOCOL - ANATOMO-PATHOLOGY OF AN ABORTED CIVILIZATION (CD/OLD EUROPA CAFE)

Eight tracks of complex and structured -yet uncompromisingly harsh- industrial power electronics: saturated analog undercurrents folding quasi-rhythmically over mechanical loops of rusted junk metal and bludgeoning pulsating electronics, interspersed with hints of gangrenous acousmatic atmospheres.

NEW PROCESSEAN ORDER - AT WAR WITH CHRIST AND SATAN (CD/OLD EUROPA CAFE)

The third album by New Processean Order, an Italian spiritual project committed to restore and spread the cult of The Process Church Of The Final Judgement. For this album NPO was Alessandro Papa (the man behind Kali Yuga editions, a writer and performer), Marcello Fraioli (mainly known for being the voice and guitar of Ain Soph), Marco Deplano (Wertham/Caligula031), Dolpo and Adamennon. An apocalyptic concept album based on the Processean mythology of the joined coming of Christ and Satan for the end of the world.

PHURPA - CHÖD RITUAL/GROTTO SANTARCANGELO (CD/OLD EUROPA CAFE)

Chöd is an ancient practice of cutting through tensions, fears and obstacles in our lives. On this CD one can hear the sounds of such a "live ritual". It was recorded by Phurpa in a cave in Italy on July 7th, 2017.

UNCODIFIED - COMUNIDAD (CD/OLD EUROPA CAFE)

'Comunidad' features eight sonic attacks, charged with pure post-industrial sounds mixed with skilfully structured power-electronics, abrasive rhythmical inserts and radical noise.

NAEVUS (UK) - CURSES (CD/OLD EUROPA CAFE)

Naevus return with their much-anticipated 8th studio album, their first since 2012's critically acclaimed 'The Division of Labour'. The music throughout sees the trademark Naevus sound (Lloyd James' distinctive vocal delivery, rhythmic acoustic guitar and primal drums) expanded by Ben McLees' instrumental work, arrangements and production, resulting in the most sonically complex and at times most atmospheric Naevus record so far.

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

EWIGKEIT - BATTLE FURIES 2.017 (LP/BEVERINA/CASUS)

'Battle Furies 2.017"'is Ewigkeit's completely re-recorded debut album, originally released in 1997 on Eldethorn (UK and Japan). Keyboard-laden midpaced black metal and atmospheric death metal. Limited to 100 copies.

HEAVE BLOOD AND DIE - VOL. II (BLACK) (LP/BLUES FOR THE R)

Second album by the Norwegian stoner/doom band Heave Blood And Die. More info soon.

JAZZ/AVANTGARDE

VARIOUS - NEW JAZZ FESTIVAL BALVER HÖHLE 76-77 (8CD) (CD/B-FREE)

'NEW JAZZ 1976 & 1977' - This 8-disc box set features live recordings of many leading artists from the New Jazz scenes of the '70s, both in in Europe and the USA. The material was recorded in June 1976 and June 1977, during two edition of the famous German jazz festival, which took place inside a cave. Offering roughly 8 hours of music, the set comes with a 32-page booklet with concert pictures, posters and flyers. The CD's include complete performance recordings of the Hugo Heredia Quintet, Machi Oul Big Band & Celula Jazz Crew Prag, Mal Waldron Trio, Archie Shepp Group, Yosuke Yamashita Trio & Brötzmann-Bennink Duo, Riot with Grumpff/Eddie Prevost Quartet/John Surman Trio & Albert Mangelsdorff, Joachim Kühn and Willem Breuker Kollektief.

BLUES/COUNTRY/OLDIES

DR. BONTEMPI'S SNAKE OIL COMPANY - WESTERN SWING & HILLBILLY SHOW! (CD/TWI-LITE)

A CD-reissue of the Snake Oil Company's first long player, originally out on Squoodge Records in 2015 as super rare vinyl and CD editions. This version comes with new sleeve design and liner notes, and a slightly different tracklist. But you do get the whole hullaballoo of western-swing and hillbilly with the typical Bontempi weirdness and his special touch.

REGGAE/DUB/SKA/ROCKSTEADY

JAH STITCH - WATCH YOUR STEP YOUTHMAN (LP/RADIATION ROOTS)

Originally released in 1977, 'Watch Your Step Youthman' was the follow-up to 1976's 'No Dread Can Dead'. The album once again placed Jah Stitch's understated Rasta-oriented chanting over a set of rock-hard Aggrovators rhythms. The material was recorded with Johnny Clarke, John Holt, Derrick Morgan and others, and now it's reissued.

TETRACK - TROUBLE (LP/RADIATION ROOTS)

'Trouble', the 1983 full-length by roots harmony trio Tetrack, was cut for Gussie Clarke's Music Works with Sly and Robbie, engineer Soljie and a range of stellar players, including guitarist Willie Lindo. The material was issued in extended disco mix format, to make the most of its captivating rhythms. This is a fine vinyl-reissue.

U ROY - THE ORIGINATOR (LP/RADIATION ROOTS)

'The Originator' gathers some of the greatest tracks that U Roy cut for Striker in 1976, voiced (as usually) at King Tubby's studio over hot hits by Johnny Clarke, Cornell Campbell, Gregory Isaacs, and others. 'King Tubby's Skank' celebrates Tubby himself.

WILSON, DELROY - WORTH YOUR WEIGHT IN GOLD (LP/RADIATION ROOTS)

Delroy Wilson, one of Jamaica's best loved vocalists, got his start with Coxsone Dodd's Studio One label, scoring his first hit when he was just 15 years old. His career soon took off and Wilson spent most of the following two decades producing hits for Dodd, as well as Sonia Pottinger and Bunny Lee. These six tracks, recorded at Channel One and produced by Gussie Clarke, feature the unbeatable drums and bass of Sly And Robbie. They were originally released in 1984.

 

 

 

 

 

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