SPOTLIGHT 616

24/11/2017 17:11

 

SPOTLIGHT 616

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

RAG I RYGGEN - RAG I RYGGEN (LP/ALTERCAT)

Widely regarded as a milestone in Swedish hard-rock history, 'Råg I Ryggen' is the self-titled 1975 debut-album released a six-piece from Stockholm. Clearly influenced by bands s.a. Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and even Yes or Jethro Tull, the sounds contained here will appeal to fans of early '70s hardrock, heavy psych and prog. You may expect heavy crunchy riffs, loads and loads of over the top double lead guitar parts, wah-wah and fuzz-wah guitar effects, wild Hammond passages, analogue synths, tasteful flute arrangements... you name it! This first official vinyl reissue includes a download card and an insert telling the story of the band.

FOGBOUND - EDWARD DEVINE/UNHAPPY WEDDING COUPLE (7"/THE JOHN COLBY)

The A-side of this single, taken from Fogbound's self-titled full-length, is a massive floorshaker. At the same time 'Edward Devine' is a brilliant song that will blow your mind. The B-side features 'Unhappy Wedding Couple', a psychedelic pop song with another amazing tape flanging effect and a '60s style Hammond arrangement. The artwork is by Sara Gossett.

AVON - DAVE'S DUNGEON (BLACK) (LP/HEAVY PSYCH SOU)

Avon releases the follow-up album to 'Mad Marco'. 'Dave's Dungeon' showcases a marked progression, plenty of rawness and defiance, and certainly packs a punch! Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by James Childs, 'Dave's Dungeon' presents a group that is totally on fire! Avon is led by Alfredo Hernandez who has played on some of the very best desert rock albums ever, including 'And The Circus Leaves Town' by Kyuss and the critically acclaimed self-titled debut-LP by Queens Of The Stoneage. Edition on BLACK VINYL.

DEADNECK - (BLACK) LEVITATION (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

Limited edition of 100 copies on BLACK VINYL, presented in a deluxe gatefold sleeve. Deadneck is a stoner blues metal band hailing from Finland, with a sound that could have been dragged from the swamps of New Orleans. But 'Levitation' is more than just your bog standard "stoner metal" outing. Throughout its six tracks, the listener is taken deeper into the rabbit hole, as the band experiments with psychedelic sounds and droning doom, all wonderfully contrasted by the soulful blues soaked vocals.

HIS MASTERS VOICE - THE DEVILS BLUES - (BLACK) HIS MASTERS VOICE - THE DEVILS BLUES (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

Limited to 150 copies on black vinyl in a deluxe gatefold sleeve. His Masters Voice - The Devils Blues call their style of music also "The Devils Blues". Listen to any of their songs and you will hear influences from the greats of classic heavy rock but with a contemporary energy and relevance. Take the blues and revive them with dosage of danger, add some filthy southern rock riffs to it and it swirls into a generous serving of Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple.

LOS ESTANQUES - II (LP/THE JOHN COLBY)

'II', the second album by these guys from Santander, contains 13 tracks with a special emphasis on killer melodies featuring jazzy-prog sounds going up and down, first driving the beat slower and then faster. The band takes the best elements of Spanish '70s bands s.a. Smash, Pan y Regaliz, Solera and the well-known Canterbury Sound, and revitalizes it into fresh sounding music.

SENDELICA - (COL A) CROMLECH CHRONICLES II (LP/FRUITS DE MER)

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. Colour t.b.a.

TRAPPIST AFTERLAND - GOD'S GOOD EARTH (LP/SUGARBUSH)

"This isn't easy listening, this is intense participatory bordering on hallucinatory songwriting, not a million miles from the seminal and highly stoned 'Moyshe McStiff' by COB, upon which much of the resurgent acid-folk scene would regard as a touchstone." ~The Active Listener. Originally released in 2016 by Sunstone. Limited to 200 copies on green vinyl.

TRAPPIST AFTERLAND - THE FIVE WOUNDS OF FRANCIS MINOR (LP/SUGARBUSH)

Reissue on vinyl of the third album by Trappist Afterland, originally relassed in 2013 as CDR only. Recorded at home and featuring a very plaintive and stripped sound yet resplendent with weird backwards guitars and vocals which disturb and intrigue at the same time. With shades of Comus, Roky Erickson and outsider folk private press artists. Limited to 200 copies on yellow vinyl.

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

PRETTY THINGS - THE SAME SUN (BLACK) (7"/FRUITS DE MER)

This 7-inch contains two songs from the band's latest LP, accompanied by two live tracks from the '60s that have never appeared on vinyl before. Colour t.b.a. SIDE 1: 1. The Same Sun 2. Renaissance Fair SIDE 2: 1. She Says Good Morning 2. Alexander

FLAMIN' GROOVIES - SAN FRANCISCO NIGHTS: LIVE 1979-80 (CD/VOGON)

The Flamin' Groovies captured live on stage during the band's power poppin' 'Now' and 'Jumpin'In The Night' era!!

STORIES FROM SHAMEHILL - EL SALTO DEL JALAPENO/QUEEN OF TIDES (7"/GREEN COOKIE)

The first 7-inch single by Stories From Shamehill! Jarrod Keith (The Volcanics, Boss Fink) took the band under his wings and recorded a slightly fuzzed-up version of the Stories' party anthem 'El Salto Del Jalapeño' for the A-side! The flip contains the track 'Queen Of Tides', a hymn to Los Angeles and the Venice Beach Boardwalk in particular. California Dreamin'!

POP/ROCK/WAVE/NOISE

VALENTINO, GEORGIO 'THE DOVE' - THE FUTURE LASTS A LONG TIME (10"+7") (10"/SELF RELEASE)

Now based in Luxembourg after a lengthy sojourn in Brussels, Dove draws a line under the decade-long project with the release of a final, semi-autobiographical 10"+7" vinyl box set and one last trans-Atlantic tour. 'The Future Lasts A Long Time' sings the joys and dangers of a life lived in pop, a theme encapsulated in this couplet from Dove's loose translation of P. Ciampi's 'Sobborghi': "Everything I know I learned from records (though I often misheard the words)". Indeed, the album is built on an intertextual scaffolding of citations and samples drawn from the worlds of music, literature and cinema.

PUNK/HARDCORE

LEATHER JACUZZI - THE WHOLE HOG (LP/DANGER)

Scuzz, snot-punk formed in Calgary, Canada with members of Gawker and x-synth punk maniacs Sudden Infant Dance Syndrome. 'The Whole Hog' is a compilation of their entire first tape 'Monsters, Narcs & Idiots' and the limited-run tour cassette 'Slander, Lies & Soda'. RIYL: macho hardcore twinks a la Angry Samoans, early Red Cross, Zero Boys, Clit Boys, piss-tasting a la GG Allin, Brutal Knights, all-you-can-eat a la Personal & The Pizzas and female earthquakes a la Suicide Squad or Neighborhood Brats.

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

VARIOUS - MEDIUM: PARANORMAL FIELD RECORDINGS... (LP/ZUCKERMAN MUSEU)

...AND COMPOSITIONS 1901-2017' - This album is a sonic reaction to the Zuckerman Museum of Art's 'Medium', a group exhibition of work by artists exploring the paranormal as their primary subject matter. It brings together original works from musicians, composers, and other sonic artists who operate within the liminal spaces between art and the paranormal; from clairaudient musical psychics to researchers of Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP). Also featured are compelling and previously unreleased field recordings from parapsychology archives in the US and Europe, including the infamous Enfield Poltergeist (1977-1979), and audio from a wax cylinder recording made in Siberia in 1901 that is considered by experts to be the very first EVP recording. TRACKS: 01. Audio Excerpts, University Of West Georgia, Ingram Library, Special Collections, William G. Roll Papers - Blues Out Of Body Experience (OOBE), 1973 02. Eluvium - Dreamed Intimation 03. Leif Elggren - Dona Nobis Pacem 04. Frank Perry - Re-incorporation 05. Waldemar Bogoras - Yakut Incorporation Of The Spirits (Phantom Ice mix By Michael Esposito) 06. Guillermo Galindo - Limpia 07. Jeannie Evans - Message From The Mystery 08. The Society For Psychical Research (UK) - Enfield Poltergeist Recordings 09. Audio Excerpts, University Of West Georgia, Ingram Library, Special Collections, William G. Roll Papers - Doretta Johnson's Account Of Haunting 10. Laura Cannell - Disrupted Threads 11. Michael Esposito - The Yellow Jackets Last Stand Of 1811 12. Sally Ann McIntyre - Collected Huia Notations (Like Shells On The Shore When The Sea Of Living Memory Has Receded) 13. CM Von Hausswolff - Flying Angels Over The Sleeper In The Valley 14. Melvyn Willin - Spirit-Guide Speaking In Trance

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

:NODFYR: - IN EEN ANDERE TIJD (7"/VAN RECORDS)

:Nodfyr: are fueled by a desire to make heathen metal inspired by the folklore, mythology and nature of their native Gelderland, a province of The Netherlands. The band name refers to the Germanic pagan practice of fire making. 'In Een Andere Tijd' (In Another Time) is their debut single!!

SVARTIDAUDI - SVARTIDAUDI (7"/VAN RECORDS)

Pure dark psychedelic black metal attack by Icelandic band Svartidaudi on white wax!!

(DOLCH) - III: SONGS OF HAPPINESS...WORDS OF PRAISE (LP/VAN RECORDS)

Hypnotic occult ambient-rock with hints of black metal!!

BLUES/COUNTRY/OLDIES

VARIOUS - STARDAY CUSTOM SERIES #500-675 (10CD+BK) (CD/BE! SHARP)

Collected on 10 CD's are no less than 312 tracks from the vaults of the Starday customs label. The set includes a 116-page hardcover book with label pictures and liner notes about each of the Starday singles. Among the many, many featured country, western and hillbilly artists are Big Bob Dougherty & His Orchestra, Red Mansel & His Hillbilly Boys, Jack Hammons, Ken Rogers, Buddy Livingstone And His All-Girl Band, Roy Fisher & The Rhtyhm Riders, Mrs. R.D. Jones, Lou Walker, Carl Tanner & His Southern Pine Boys, a.s.o., a.s.o....

SOUL/FUNK/LATIN/R&B/GOSPEL

VARIOUS - CALYPSO MADAME! (LP/MAAULA)

An enjoyable compilation of female Calypso singers from the '50s and '60s. This collection includes songs by a.o. Calypso Rose, Miriam Makeba and Calypso Mama.

SOUNDTRACKS/LOUNGE/CULT ETC

FERRI, GIANNI - IL KILLER O.S.T. (BLACK) (LP/SPETTRO)

Soundtrack to a 1969 Cinevic and Rai TV mini television series, directed by Dino Bartolo Partesano. The promotional record, originally released by CAM in 1969 and produced by Giuseppe Giacchi, features easy-listening instrumental material, performed by the orchestra directed by Gianni Ferrio, the 4 + 4 choir by Nora Orlandi and the voices of Olympia and Peppino Gagliardi on the songs 'Sensitive Creature' and 'Strange People. Limited to 300 copies on black vinyl..

PICCIONI, PIERO - UNA VITA VIOLENTA O.S.T. (BLACK) (LP/SPETTRO)

The dark jazz masterpiece by Piero Piccioni written for the film directed by Paolo Heusch in 1962, played by Franco Citti and taken from the novel under the same title written by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Limited to 300 copies on black vinyl..

RUSTICHELLI, CARLO - STUNTMAN O.S.T. (BLACK) (LP/SPETTRO)

Reissue of the jazz/beat soundtrack, composed by Maestro Rustichelli for the caper/crime movie 'Stuntman' directed by Marcello Baldi in 1968. Originally released by CAM in 1969 and one of the most sought after records by record collectors around the globe. Limited to 300 copies on black vinyl..

UMILIANI, PIERO - IL DONO DEL NILO O.S.T. (BLACK) (LP/SPETTRO)

Soundtrack for the Rai TV documentary produced by Gigi Martello and Lionello Torossi for Fremantle Italiana in 1964, directed by Corrado Sofia. Originally released by CAM on LP, it contains exotic flavors and easy listening. These sessions were recorded made in Rome in September of 1964 with the orchestra directed by Umiliani himself and the participation of singer Tawfik Yussr. Limited to 300 copies on black vinyl..

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

ATAMINA - SYCOPHANTIC FRIENDS (LP/MAKKUM)

Atamina, or actually we should say Dr. Professor Atamina, is one of the protagonists of the new wave of Kologo Power, a music scene that hails from Ghana's North East Region, that spread all over Ghana after King Ayisoba's number one kologo hit song 'I Want To See You My Father', and is now conquering the whole world. Atamina is the smart guy, with tongue-in-cheek social-critical lyrics, pulling away the carpet under the feet of West Africa's new developing bourgeoisies. There is a strong link to the Delta blues with it's story-telling but Atamina might as well be called the Sleaford Mods of West Africa with his stripped beats and obnoxious rants. Limited to 150 copies.

 

 

 

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