SPOTLIGHT 10/18

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SPOTLIGHT  10/18

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

BENT WIND - SUSSEX (DMM REMASTER) (LP/UGLY POP)

The Holy Grail of Canadian rock, this raw, murky slab of heavy psych was released by local indie label Trend in autumn 1970 and immediately sank without a trace. Over the decades, however, obsessive fans and collectors of the era's unsung greats gradually came to recognise the obscure Toronto band's genius, the now impossible-to-find original LP eventually trading hands for $5000+ plus in the rare vinyl market. Fully authorised high quality pressing licensed direct from Marty Roth. This is the 2018 DMM REMASTER, 500 ONLY one-time pressing.

MARKHEIM - MARKHEIM (+CD) (LP/SHADOKS MUSIC)

1972 recordings by this Swiss progrock band. Includes insert and CD. Limited to 400 copies. More info soon.

SATIN WHALE - WHALECOME (2LP) (LP/LONGHAIR)

A live double album recorded in 1977 at three concerts in Cologne, Mönchengladbach and Hamburg. For the first time on vinyl, 'Whalecome' is a great live album featuring more than 80 minutes of msuic from their first three studio albums.

PERMANENT CLEAR LIGHT - (COL 1) MAURICE N'EST PAS LA (7"/FRUITS DE MER)

Colour TBA. Following the excellent critical response to the debut-LP 'Beyond These Things', the 2018 EP 'Maurice N'est Pas La' contains three original tracks that rate as the band's most psychedelically-inclined songs yet, and certainly some of the best. TRACKS: 1. One In Five 2. This Quiet Smiling Man 3. Maurice

FREEKS - CRAZY WORLD (BLACK) (LP/HEAVY PSYCH SOU)

On their fourth album Los Angeles' The Freeks take you on a psychedelic journey from hidden moonlit distilleries all the way up to the Mothership and back down to Mother Earth. It could have happened in 2700 BC and its definitely happening again now as The Freeks continue to ferment their ethanol infused fuzz rock, bead their songwriting to reflect a heavier content and extract added amounts of psychoactive chemicals from the minds of their listeners.

MINAMI DEUTSCH - WITH DIM LIGHT (LP/GURUGURU BRAIN)

Minami Deutsch's sound is influenced by their love for krautrock legends such as Can and Neu!. The band members are also self-professed "repetition freaks" who heavily listen to minimal techno. Whilst softening their sound and cushioning the blow, you can expect a more profound diversity in their sound, whilst retaining the principle ingredients that make them so great, such as their signature fuzz, thumping bass and dream like vocals. There is a heavier experimentation in regards to genre exploration. With hints of post punk and nods to late '60s psychedelic rock, this shows that Minami Deutsch is willing to push musical boundaries further whilst retaining a clever songwriting ability to achieve this album. Sounds like Agitation Free, Manuel Göttsching, mid-era Can. SIDE 1: 1. Concrete Ocean 2. Tangled Yarn 3. Tunnel SIDE 2: 1. I've Seen A U.F.O. 2. Bitter Moon 3. Don't Wanna Go Back

SILVER DEVIL - SILVER DEVIL (LP/OZIUM)

Great fuzzy stoner rock delivered by a bunch of guys from Sweden. The opener 'Follow Me Down' starts out with delightfully playful guitars that instantly gets your head going. And your head will keep going until the last track, or you run out of gasoline. The musicianship is there and so are the groovy, easy to like tracks. You'll be transported to hot, dusty roads with wide horizons and tumbleweed and sand blowing in the wind.

TRAPPIST AFTERLAND - SEVIIEN (LP/SUNSTONE)

Trappist's finest hour - progressive, hypnotic, lysergic. Superlatives and comparatives are no longer relevant. De-robe, smear that moss into every corner of your mind, body and soul, join the forest floor and adapt. 300 only,

VARIOUS - GOLDFISH (3LP+7"/COL 1) (LP/FRUITS DE MER)

Colour TBA. Fruits De Mer celebrates its 10th anniversary with a TRIPLE-LP compilation of tracks drawn from the label's back-catalogue, presented in a tri-fold sleeve. A extra 7-inch single, 'The Little Goldfish', is thrown in for good measure. Expect tracks from The Pretty Things, Nick Nicely, Tir Na nOg, The Chemistry Set, Stay, Beautify Junkyards, Cranium Pie, Astralasia, Sendelica, Vibravoid, Superfjord, Soft Hearted Scientists, The Honey Pot and a whole lot of other artists.

VVLVA - PART OF VIRTUE (BLACK) (LP/WORLD IN SOUND)

With their debut album 'Path Of Virtue' the German quintet Vvlva (post Orcus Chylde) revives 1970s heavy psychedelic krautrock in an impressive way. The blend of epic, spherical Hammond organ passages, hard driven guitar riffs/solos and distinctive vocals provides an agile and multi-faceted listening experience. Finally a band with courage for individuality that delivers an organ-driven Uriah Heep-, Deep Purple- or Bloodrock-sound in a timeless and authentic manner.

ANGUS BLACK - ANGUS BLACK (CD/OZIUM)

Heavy, groovy stoner doom from gloomy Finland. This is definitely a keeper if you like the sound of Uncle Acid, Dryasdust or Black Sabbath. Antti's unique voice gives a thrilling twist to the powerful riffs and beats and the whole package is finished with Tony Reed's excellent mastering. As Outlaws Of The Sun describes in an album review: "You would be a fool to miss out this record. Impressive as hell." Yes, you would.

IN THE LABYRINTH - SAMAS ANTARAL (CD/TRANSUBSTANS)

The fifth album by In The Labyrinth, called Samas Antaral, is finally being released after a delay of almost 25 years! The songs, of which a vast majority are instrumental, were recorded mainly in the early '90s, hence making it a parallel project to their first album 'The Garden Of Mysteries'. But there are also a few tracks or parts of tracks recorded as early as 1973 and '74, while some bits and pieces have been added more recently.

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

SAYLAVEES - CRIMSON ROSE EP (7"/UGLY POP)

Fantastic, compelling NYC combo, sweet '60s style girlgroup harmonies over haunting garage psych burn.

SHA LA LA'S - BEFORE I LET YOU DOWN AGAIN/HOLD ON (7"/DETOUR)

On black 7-inch vinyl, limited to 250 copies, The Sha La La's deliver two more songs showcasing the band's brand of Northern/'60s soul and mod inspired delight.

FLAMINGO TOURS - LUCHA LIBRE (LP/SOUNDFLAT)

The Flamingo Tours from Spain play their very own mixture of rhythm'n'blues, rock'n'roll, exotica and a touch of soul, surf and garage music. You can hear rockin' guitars, a rhythmic beat, an incredible soulful female voice à la Etta James, Gizelle or Derriere, elements like a dreamy steel guitar here and a groovy Hammond organ there, and naturally you can also feel the wild Spanish temperament.

ELECTRIC MESS - THE BEAST IS YOU (LP/SOUNDFLAT)

'The Beast Is You' by New York's Electric Mess is upon us! This album is loud, wild and completely electrifying. The record absolutely catches the band's powerful mixture of '60s rock, punkrock and '80s garage-revival with incredibly cool vocals by tough frontwoman Esther Crow, wild guitars and rockin' beats.

GHOSTED - HEATWAVED (7"/UGLY POP)

Guitar-heavy Toronto surfpop with punk energy and fresh melodic hooks for days!

PUNK/HARDCORE

SFH - KINDA SUCK (LP/UGLY POP)

Fourteen driving, hook-ridden punk rock numbers by these Canadian political punk veterans, including the smash hits 'Kinda Sucks' and 'Donald Trump Is An Asshole'. Ex-Hot Nasties, but 100% NOW.

TORPEDOES - BLACK MUSEUM (LP/BIN LINER)

A powerful release by this post-punk band from Portsmouth, playing an exciting style that blends influences from punk legends The Damned, The Skids and Stiff Little Fingers, and icons of darker '80s music s.a. Killing Joke, Bauhaus and Siouxsie And The Banshees. The first 100 copies of this vinyl edition include a free CD-version plus a download.

DISCHARGE - HEAR NOTHING, SEE NOTHING, SAY NOTHING (IT) (LP/RADIATION)

'Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing', the debut album from Discharge originally released in 1982, is widely considered to be a defining statement of hardcore and punk in general. Coming on the back of several well recieved EPs and singles, with this album Discharge laid down the blueprint for a new sound in punk rock. The songs are short, played at a constant high speed, abrasive and minimalist. Riffs were a near constant wall of ferocious strumming, aided by a constant, monotonous percussion that would become quickly known as D-beat. Lyrically Discharge were leftist in nature, dealing with anarchist and pacifist morals that, when coupled with Cold War era fear, created nihilistic and alienating themes. Discharge were true originals on the punk scene who are now credited with helping to the shape the sound of everything from thrash metal to crust punk and grindcore. Another '80s UK punk classic reissued on Radiation!

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

ELECTRONIC MODULAR ORCHESTRA - ELECTRONIC MODULAR ORCHESTRA (2LP) (LP/SOAVE)

Curiosity is the element that allowed the birth of this project. Gabriele Bombardini, Nicola Peruch, Matteo Scaioli and Max Vicinelli are musicians who have decades of experience in all fields of music. The desire to combine seemingly distant sounds such as the use of old analog synthesizers, a pedal steel that recalls the American folk tradition and the modular synthesis that leads back to the so-called concrete musical research, was the challenge to face. Freedom of expression, contemporary quotations, improvisation, Stravinsky, Bartok, Reich, psychedelic rock, jazz, all that is musical emotion is taken as a stimulus for this research. The sound journey and the balance between the genres are the essential trait of this proposal.

TIETCHENS, ASMUS -& TERRY BURROWS- - WATCHING THE BURNING BRIDE/... (2CD) (CD/DIE STADT)

...BURNING THE WATCHING BRIDE' - Part 16 in the ongoing re-release series of all early Asmus Tietchens vinyl albums. Both collaborative albums with British sound artist Terry Burrows released on a double CD. With extensive liner notes by Terry Burrows and two extra tracks. Joint release with Auf Abwegen. Limited to 600 copies.

DEATH IN JUNE - LIVE AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD (2LP) (LP/STEELWORK MASCH)

Originally released in January 2013 and quickly sold out, this recording from the 10th December 2011 concert in Brest is finally re-released on vinyl. Limited to 300 copies on light grey vinyl. Order fast! TRACKS: A1. Till The Living Flesh Is Burned A2. Bring In The Night A3. Death Of A Man A4. Ku Ku Ku A5. Golden Wedding Of Sorrow A6. Hullo Angel A7. The Honour Of Silence B1. Peaceful Snow B2. We Said Destroy B3. He's Disabled B4. Fields Of Rape B5. Life Under Siege B6. Because Of Him B7. Leper Lord B8. Luther's Army C1. The Maverick Chamber C2. Kameradschaft C3. Hollows Of Devotion C4. Wolf Rose C5. Death Of The West C6. Giddy Giddy Carousel C7. All Pigs Must Die D1. Fall Apart D2. She Said Destroy D3. Little Black Angel D4. Rose Clouds Of Holocaust D5. Runes & Men D6. But, What Ends When The Symbols Shatter? D7. Heaven Street D8. C'est Un Rêve.

NYTT LAND - ODAL (CD/COLD SPRING)

Siberian band Nytt Land's 2018 epic musical canvas. Working with the same unchanging 4 band-members, the musicians continue to revive the true magical sound of the Ancient North. 'Odal' is inspired by the traditional music of the indigenous peoples of Siberia, the Old Icelandic epic and the atmosphere of classic Norwegian black metal. This time the album was recorded without using samples; all parts of the instruments were performed live. As in the previous album, 'Fimbulvinter', 'Odal' features the traditional Siberian overtone singing technique "kargyraa".

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

DAUTHA - BRETHREN OF THE BLACK SOIL (LP/VAN RECORDS)

Dautha's debut album 'Brethren Of The Black Soil' stays true to the band's adopted mundane perspective as they convert the rich lore and history of medieval and antique Europe into their own take on epic folk/doom metal. Limited to 300 copies.

FAAL - DESOLATE GRIEF (BLACK) (LP/VAN RECORDS)

2018 album by this Dutch doom metal band with black metal and post-rock influences. Limited to 100 copies on black vinyl.

HEMELBESTORMER - A RING OF BLUE LIGHT (2LP) (LP/VAN RECORDS)

A four piece collective of long time servants in the hardcore, black and doom metal scene (Death Penalty, Gorath, Serpentcult). Hemelbestormer is a Dutch word which can be literally translated as "stormer of heaven", but is given to those with revolutionary minds and idealists. Since 2012, Hemelbestormer opens the doors to a new universe and shout out a mix of various genres, whether it is post-rock, sludge, ambient, doom or even black metal, combined to an instrumental light-dark balanced whole.

II/LIHHAMON - MIASMAL CORONATION (LP/VAN RECORDS)

2018 split album by these two black/death metal bands from Leipzig, Germany.

NECRODEATH - THE AGE OF THE DEAD CHRIST (LP/TERROR FROM HEL)

'The Age Of Dead Christ' is the 2018 album by Necrodeath, the 11th in their career, 33 years after their inception into the black/thrash metal scene. 33 as the age of Christ, the dead Christ, as the title of the album says. Necrodeath go back to their roots releasing one of the fastest, most violent and brutal chapters in their deadly musical path. Comes on solid black vinyl and in a gatefold sleeve.

NIHILI LOCUS - LYAEUS NEBULARUM (CD/TERROR FROM HEL)

A compilation album with the early '90s stuff from Italian atmospheric death/black metal outfit Nihili Locus.

JAZZ/AVANTGARDE

BROTZMANN, PETER -OCTET- - MACHINE GUN (LP/CIEN FUEGOS)

Recorded in May 1968 at Lila Eule in Bremen, here's one of the most important albums from Europe's entire free jazz history, reissued on wax in the Cien Fuegos series! TRACKS: 1. Machine Gun 2. Responsible (For Jan Van De Ven) 3. Music For Han Bennink

BROTZMANN, PETER -OCTET- - MACHINE GUN (ALTERNATE TAKES) (LP/CIEN FUEGOS)

Alternate versions, never before released on vinyl. TRACKS: 1. Machine Gun (Second Take) 2. Responsible / For Jan Van De Ven (First Take)

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

ALPAR - WAKAYAMA/MEJIRO (7"/POLYTECHNIC YOU)

Alpár aka Hungarian Bálint Zalkai, is the co-founder of Farbwechsel, the Budapest based record label, and his own recordings of electronic compositions (often built upon random looping sequencers in a minimalist style) are key to the label's release output thus far. Limited to 250 copies.

DETOX TWINS - IN THE HOSPITAL GARDEN/TRANSFORMATION (7"/POLYTECHNIC YOU)

A revisit to the always enjoyable dark electro world of Berlin's mighty Detox Twins. Two ace tunes which precede the 2018 full length. Killer hooks from synth maestro Mark Vorderhaus, aligned with glorious effect to Devi's icy Nico-esque vocals. Another winner for both artist and label! A pressing of 250 copies.

LEONARD, ADAM - ENTKOMMEN PT. I & II (7"/POLYTECHNIC YOU)

A mighty extended piece of slow building Berlin school-esque electronica extended over 2 sides of a 33rpm disk, recorded by Adam Leonard, initially from a batch of 18 tracks recorded at varying times since 2012. Limited to 250 copies.

QUAL - ULTIMATE CLIMAX (LP/AVANT!)

On 'The Ultimate Climax' Lebanon Hanover's bass player and vocalist William Maybelline takes the sound of his 'Cupio Dissolvi' EP to a fully extended sulphurous formula reaching new, bizarre heights. Musically this can be described as brooding industrial meeting powered-up disco nightmares with BM-like vocals, accompanied by electro-funk basslines like hardcore techno gone post-goth.

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

SILIYA, JESPER - GIANT STEPS (LP/SHADOKS MUSIC)

Reissue of 1978 Zamrock album featuring Paul Ngozi and Chrissy Zebby Tembo. Limited to 500 copies. More info soon.

 

 

 

 

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