SPOTLIGHT 617

01/12/2017 16:06

SPOTLIGHT 617

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

3RD EAR EXPERIENCE - (BLACK) STONED GOLD (2LP) (LP/SPACE ROCK)

The fifth album by this California-based space rock band contains more raw aggressive heavy space rock, but not without revealing plenty of emotion. This edition is limited to 200 sets with the records pressed on BLACK VINYL.

AUX - TROUBADOUR (LP/PINK TANK)

AUX is a quintet from Kiel, Germany, that has been showcasing its versatility ever since it was founded, back in 2008. The members are heavily influenced by prog, psychedelia and art rock.

KILLER BOOGIE - ACID CREAM (BLACK) (LP/HEAVY PSYCH SOU)

Edition on BLACK VINYL. The second full-length serving of tasty, early '70s-influenced retro'n'roll, enriched with loads of fuzz and mind bending psychedelia, from the Italian outfit!

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD - POLYGONDWANALAND (BEL) (LP/EXAG')

Belgian edition of only 300 copies on yellow vinyl of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard's 2018 album. All benefits will go to funding a sports tournament for handicapped kids in Brussels called Pico's.

LOW ORBIT - SPACECAKE (LP/PINK TANK)

'Spacecake' is a great album that takes its riffs from the proto-metal and heavy psych of the '70s, and artfully adds the sheer downtuned density of doom in order to produce something special.

OLIVERI, NICK - (BLACK) N.O. HITS AT ALL, VOL. 4 (LP/HEAVY PSYCH SOU)

On the fourth and final volume in this series, Nick Oliveri sings tunes written by a.o. The Uncontrollable, The Ramones, Loading Data, The Dwarves, He Who Can Not Be Named and a couple more. This is the edition on BLACK VINYL.

RED SUN - (BLACK) THE WIND, THE WAVES, THE CLOUDS (LP/PSYKA)

'The Wind, The Waves, The Clouds' was recorded in the Albone's Old Mill in March 2017 by Andrea Drew Scansani, the sound technician who also recorded the band's first album 'Triosophy'. Again he was able to capture the power of the Red Sun that lets us travel with our mind. Mastered by Eroc at Eroc's Mastering Ranch, this is a mixture of psychedelia, space-rock and heavy instrumental stoner rock. This edition is pressed on 180-GRAM black wax and presented in a gatefold sleeve.

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

SPEAKEASY - LOST SOULS (CD/HEAVY SOUL)

2017 album by Speakeasy featuring members of The Chords, The Purple Hearts, The Risk and Long Tall Shorty. That's Brett 'Buddy' Ascott on the drums, Simon Stebbing on guitar, Mark Le Gallez singing and Ian Jones on bass. What we have are fourteen tracks written by by all the members of the band (plus another Purple Heart Bob Manton) pulling their collective history and musical knowledge into on helluva great time album. Taking in a variety of influences from the sixties to now, this isn't a slowed down acoustic set of bollocks normally associated with supergroups, this is Speakeasy and this is hard edged mod'n'roll.

ROCKA, DALE -& THE VOLCANOES- - 1998 PARIS RECORDING (10") (10"/DOGHOUSE & BONE)

A great release on 10-inch vinyl featuring the ace rockabilly combo.

PUNK/HARDCORE

ACCUSED (UK) - THEY SHOULD'VE HAD RED HAIR (CD/ONLY FIT FOR TH)

Brace yourselves. Finally here is the album The Accused should have made BACK in 1978 when they FIRST formed. 40 years later the Accused have now saved up enough money and have learned to play their instruments and with the same original punk spirit have at last recorded those early punk masterpieces at the legendary 'Woodbine Studios. 19 tracks of properly recorded original UK punk rock from the home of the Shirley Temple.

LIQUID STONE - PEOPLE LIKE US (7"/HEAVY SOUL)

This 7" features tracks written by this UK power pop/punk band in 1978 and 1979. They were part of the show back in the day but not recorded at the time. All original members, original instruments and amps where available were used in the making of this recording in 2012.

PSYCHOTIC FUNHOUSE - MAD AXE MAN (7"/LOVE CHILD)

On 7-inch wax, these three stunning slices of lost British punk from 1982 have remained completely unreleased until now! These guys, active in the Manchester-area, became quite popular in the early '80s punk scene due to their many live gigs, including opening slots for famous bands s.a. G.B.H. and Discharge. This edition is limited to 250 copies in hand-numbered, hand-made DIY sleeves. SIDE 1: 1. Mad Axe Man SIDE2: 1. Why 2. Working Class Scum

USERS - NOW THAT IT'S OVER (7"/LOVE CHILD)

The "lost" third single from 1979. Comes in original '79 flip back sleeve. Completely remastered from the original tape and brought back to life like you've never heard it before!

DOGS (FRANCE) - REHEARSALS 1974 (LP/CAMELEON)

Reissue of the 5 track MLP featuring 1974 recordings by this French rock/proto-punk DIY band. Released earlier in 2017 by the Memoire Neuve label, but this one sold out in 12 days. The Cameleon version has a different cover plus innersleeve with photos and interview by Philippe Manoeuvre. Limited to 500 copies.

RADIO BIRDMAN - RADIO BIRDMAN (7CD+DVD BOX) (CD/CITADEL)

Repress! Legendary Australian underground band and one of the pioneers of the high energy rock'n'roll scene, Radio Birdman's formidable back catalogue in a comprehensive 7CD+DVD box set. The box set contains the three studio albums 'Radios Appear' (both the Trafalgar and Sire versions) and 'Living Eyes', all remastered from original tapes and each accompanied by a standalone bonus disc. Much of the bonus disc material provides a treasure trove of material for diehard fans. The seventh disc to make up the box set is a previously unreleased live concert recorded at Paddington Town Hall (Sydney, Australia) in 1977. The result is a totally wild and raw release that captures the band's true primal energy. Also includes an all regions PAL format DVD of live footage, consisting of two clips from the December '77 concert, one from April '77, two obscure '76 tracks plus a promotional video made to celebrate the Australia only 1988 LP box set release 'Under The Ashes'. The whole things is packaged in a red and black clamshell box. Also included is a 40-page booklet with liner notes and photos.

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

MIAZMA - MIAZMA (CD/DARK VINYL)

Miazma started in 1997. Through the years the band's sound evolved towards a post-punk/dark wave sound, wonderfully referencing The Sisters Of Mercy. This compilation-CD contains 19 tracks, mostly taken from the digital albums 'Shattered', 'Dollar Rush' and 'Dressed In Black', but four cuts were recorded exclusively for this album. The CD comes in a 6-panel eco-digifile.

PALAIS IDEAL - NO SIGNAL (CD/DARK VINYL)

Palais Ideal's high-energy songs are constructed from fragments of post-punk and new wave. The band uses vintage synths, guitars and equipment to create an authentic, early '80s sound. Influenced by The Cure, New Order, The Sound and Ultravox, this music should appeal to fans of contemporary bands à la She Past Away, Lebanon Hanover and Editors.

VARIOUS - DRONE-MIND//MIND-DRONE, VOL. 6 (LP/DRONE)

Volume 6 in this LP-series from Drone Records features Nam-Khar, a German collective being influenced by Tibetan philosophy, working in the 'old school' way using analogue electronics and original instruments from the Far East, Markian Volkov, a completely anonymous project from Italy which excites with hypno-percussive, tribalesque and droning ritual industrial, repetitive structures and samples immersing into echoes and electronic noises with great effect, For Kings And Queens, a Berlin-based project creating a deeply surrealistic soundscape with layers of high-pitched sinus tone drones and waves and Kevin Durr from Alaska (field recordings of water (streams, rain and environment) with vocal whispers.

REGGAE/DUB/SKA/ROCKSTEADY

ALPHA & OMEGA FT. NISHKA - STEPPING UP/DUB MIX 1 & 2 (12"/JAH FINGERS)

2017 EP by UK dub duo Alpha & Omega featuring Nishka, mixed by The Disciples.

SILK, GARNETT - LIFE IS LIKE A PIANO/DUB 1 & 2 (12"/JAH FINGERS)

Reissue of '90s roots reggae/dancehall 12" with dub versions.

SILK, GARNETT/STEELY & CLEVIE - LOVE IS THE ANSWER/A MAN IN LOVE (12"/JAH FINGERS)

Reissue of '90s roots reggae/dancehall 12" with dub version.

DISCIPLES - CREATION MELODY/DUB MIXES (12"/JAH FINGERS)

2017 EP by UK reggae and dub producer Russel Bell-Brown aka The Disciples.

SOUL/FUNK/LATIN/R&B/GOSPEL

VARIOUS - SAMBA DO BRAZIL (10") (10"/DOGHOUSE & BONE)

'FROM RIO WITH L-O-VE' - A great samba release, pressed on 10-inch wax and featuring a.o. Betty Reilly & Les Baxter, Dircinha Batista, Noriel Viela, Barney Kessel and Silva & Gade. SIDE 1: 1. Betty Reilly & Les Baxter - Magdalena 2. Dircinha Batista - Na Batida Do Samba 3. Noriel Vilela - 16 Toneladas 4. Barney Kessel - Love For Sale 5. Silva & Gade - O Feitico Virou 6. Fred Astaire - The Carioca SIDE 2: 1. Linda Batista - Enlouqueci 2. Betty Reilly & Les Baxter - Brazilian Baion 3. Georges Delerue - Batucada Générique 4. Milton Banana E O Conjunto De Oscar Castro Neves - Voce E Eu 5. Les Baxter Orchestra & Chorus - Who Will Buy 6. Elizete Cardoso From "Orfeu Negro" - Manha De Carnaval!

VARIOUS - LA NOIRE, VOL. 8: SLICK CHICKS (LP/DOGHOUSE & BONE)

Another killer collection of blues and gospel, this is the eighth volume in the super enjoyable 'La Noire' series. The LP comes in a cool gatefold sleeve. SIDE 1: 1. "BAREFOOT" BEEFUS - BARRY "BAREFOOT" BEEFUS 2. RATTLESNAKE, BABY, RATTLESNAKE - JOE JOHNSON 3. DON'T KNOCK IT - SINNER STRONG 4. DON'T WANT MY LOVIN' - BILLY HARNER 5. SLICK CHICK - VERNON HARREL 6. TAKE A TRIP - JIMMY VICK & THE VICTORS 7. NOAH - GRAINGER HUNT SIDE 2: 1. I'M HURTING - BILLY GALES 2. LONG BOOTS (PART I & II) - DON RINGO 3. LITTLE GIRL, TAKE YOUR TIME - LOUISIANA RED 4. TRACY (ALL I HAVE IS YOU) - BARRY WHITE & THE ATLANTICS 5. FROM NOW ON - NATHANIEL MAYER (& THE FORTUNE BRAVES) 6. GET IT - JAY DEE BRYANT 7. HELP YOURSELF - LITTLE JOHNNIE TAYLOR

SOUL/FUNK/LATIN/R&B/GOSPEL

SIDHARTA, OTTO - FOUR INDONESIAN ELECTRONIC PIECES 1979-1984 (LP/SUB ROSA)

A release of fascinating and previously unreleased music by Otto Sidharta, pioneer of Indonesian electronic music. Electronic compositions that integrated natural sounds and urban sounds to this extent were extremely rare at the time, which provides the material with a unique form of intensity. SIDE 1: 1. Ngendau (1979) 2. Nature (1979) SIDE 2: 1. Saluang (1984) 2. Gamelan (1980)

VARIOUS: WORLD, CLASSICAL, SPOKEN WORDS ETC.

BAHNAR - GONG CULTURE OF SOUTH EAST ASIA (CD/CONCRETE)

Japanese import. The Bahnar are an ethnic people in the Vietnamese central highlands. These recordings were conduced in Dak Doa, in the Gia Lai Province. Bahnar people play both knobbed gongs and flat gongs. Knobbed gongs mostly have a rhythmic function, the flat gongs are used for melody. Gong music is commonly played among the Bahnar on particular occasions such as harvesting, funerals, buffalo sacrifices, wedding ceremonies, etc.

CO-HO - GONG CULTURE OF SOUTH EAST ASIA (CD/CONCRETE)

Japanese import. The Co-Ho tribe lives in the southern part of the central highlands of Vietnam. These recordings were made in two villages in the province of Lam Dong. Recordings of Co-Ho gong music are very rare, so here's a chance to finally hear some of that unique music.

E DE FEMALE GONG GROUP - GONG CULTURE OF SOUTH EAST ASIA (CD/CONCRETE)

Japanese import. The E De people live mainly in Tay Nguyen, the central highlands of Vietnam. This recording consists of music played by a female group who only play the gong on special occasions such as festivals, funerals, and welcoming guests.

E DE MALE GONG GROUP - GONG CULTURE OF SOUTH EAST ASIA (CD/CONCRETE)

Japanese import. The E De people live mainly in Tay Nguyen, in the central highlands of Vietnam. Gongs are among the most valuable instruments for the E De people. In this tradition the player strokes the back, or front, of a flat gong with a wooden stick, in an aggressive manner in order to create unique rhythmic patterns. However, for this recording on some of the tracks bamboo was being used instead, on which occasions we speak of "bamboo-gongs".

 

 

 

 

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