SPOTLIGHT 12/18

23/03/2018 14:39

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

VARIOUS - NORDIC NOTES, VOL. 5: FOLK FROM ESTONIA (CD/NORDIC NOTES)

17 track compilation featuring bands like Trad Attack!, Ruut, Mari Kalkun etc.

BRENNER'S FOLK - DAURAT OEST + 3 (7"/WAH WAH)

A superb yet obscure 1966 EP by a Catalan-based band returns to vinyl. Featuring the two Brenner bros (who in fact were German, but also spent time in Venezuela) and ex-members of Els Xerracs, this 4-track EP offers wonderful moody, garagey lo-fi folk-rock in the vein of The Dovers, Rising Storm and Nightcrawlers. Fabulous! NOT released for Record Store Day, but for REAL music and vinyl lovers!

107-34-8933 - NUMBERS (LP/WAH WAH)

A great reissue (500 copies) of totally mind frying, late '60s experimental electronic psychedelia, featuring the LA-based Nicolas Raicevic (1933-1994), a.k.a. 107-34-8933, a.k.a. Nik Pascal. Another moniker he went by was Head, which was the name that Buddah Records used when the label put out this record on a larger scale in 1970. The three tracks on the LP, all of which named after drugs, are accomplished works that make clear that Raicevic was one of the most interesting synth pioneers of the era. Fans of Silver Apples as well as the Berlin School (which would emerge several years later) will be interested. Early copies of the LP came with a sticker, warning the consumer not to play this album when stoned. Nevertheless, others suggest you should give it a try anyway. B.t.w., Raicevic can also be heard playing percussion on the '73 Rolling Stones album 'Goats Head Soup'.

ILLES - GOOD-BYE, LONDON (LP/KEPT ALIVE)

Psychedelic beat from Hungary, 1970-71. Banned 1970 LP project. The tracks were released in the meantime, but this is the first time it appears on vinyl. Limited to 300 copies.

PASCAL, NIK - MAGNETIC WEB (LP/WAH WAH)

Psycho electronic weirdness from LA-based pioneer Nik Pascal (a.k.a. Head, a.k.a. 107-34-8933, a.k.a. Nik Raicevic), reissued on vinyl in a run of only 500 copies. This seriously tripped-out album was originally released in 1973 by the Narco imprint. Fans of f.i. Silver Apples, the Berlin School, or any kind of visceral, neurotic soundscapes will be interested.

PASCAL, NIK - SIXTH EAR (LP/WAH WAH)

Psycho electronic weirdness from LA-based pioneer Nik Pascal (a.k.a. Head, a.k.a. 107-34-8933, a.k.a. Nik Raicevic), reissued on vinyl in a run of only 500 copies. This seriously tripped-out album was originally released in 1972 by the Narco imprint. Fans of f.i. Silver Apples, the Berlin School, or any kind of visceral, neurotic soundscapes will be interested.

PASCAL, NIK - ZERO GRAVITY (LP/WAH WAH)

Psycho electronic weirdness from LA-based pioneer Nik Pascal (a.k.a. Head, a.k.a. 107-34-8933, a.k.a. Nik Raicevic), reissued on vinyl in a run of only 500 copies. This seriously tripped-out album was originally released in 1974 by the Narco imprint. Fans of f.i. Silver Apples, the Berlin School, or any kind of visceral, neurotic soundscapes will be interested.

RAICEVIC, NIK - BEYOND THE END, ETERNITY (LP/WAH WAH)

Psycho electronic weirdness from LA-based pioneer Nik Raicevic (a.k.a. Head, a.k.a. 107-34-8933, a.k.a. Nik Pascal), reissued on vinyl in a run of only 500 copies. This seriously tripped-out album was originally released in 1971 by the Narco imprint. Fans of f.i. Silver Apples, the Berlin School, or any kind of visceral, neurotic soundscapes will be interested.

ASTEROID NO. 4 - COLLIDE (LP/13 O'CLOCK)

At long last, in celebration of their 20th anniversary as a group, here's the ninth full-length album from the Asteroid No. 4! On this album, these longstanding psych veterans return to orbit with eight songs, merging hazy, paisley vibes with fluid shoegaze moves and dots and dashes of '60s-style psychedelia! In many ways a return to form similar to the group's classic albums like 'Hail The Clear Figurines' and the 'These Flowers Of Ours' double album in particular, yet still traveling into new dimensions of sound as well. Comes in gatefold sleeve including download code.

DOT LEGACY - TO THE OTHERS (LP/SETALIGHT)

Inspired by the space age and the push for mankind to grow and expand, this album can be parralleled with the Orion Project of NASA in the '70s. The goal was to propell a spaceship with a series of successive nuclear detonations until the final top speed was achieved. Consider every song as a detonation. Okay, all of this seems too futuristic, 'To The Others' also has deep and loving crossovers of inspiring bands like The Beatles in Dakota, The Beastie Boys with Horizon and the Doors in Story Of Fame.

GIRL SWEAT PLEASURE TEMPLE RITUAL BAND - HYPER RITUALS (LP/EVIL HOODOO)

'Hyper Rituals' is the debut LP from Girl Sweat Pleasure Temple Ritual Band. Forming the foundations of The Pleasure Temple's mythology, 'Hyper Rituals' presents three slabs of ritualistic noise, that sashay between heavy-psych, krautrock and free-jazz. From the outset, frenzied walls of sound attack the listener with manic laughter, crushing drums and wailing guitars; The Pleasure Temple are out to indoctrinate the listener, screaming insistent mantras with sectarian urgency. Limited to 300 lucky dip colour splatter vinyl.

SWITCHING YARD - YET AGAIN (LP/CARDINAL FUZZ)

Debut LP from Saskatoon wipe out merchants The Switching Yard. Eight tracks of amp destroying scuzz scorch ramalama rave-ups, the genesis of which came from terrorizing around Saskatoon with a gas tank on empty and getting off to the primal howl of The Stooges, the sludge of Sabbath, the dirge and swirl of Hawkwind and the ferocity of The Heads. Featuring members of Shooting Guns.

TROSS - OVERVIEW EFFECT (LP/HÖGA NORD)

On 'The Overview Effect' psychonauts Tross fall deeper into disco and jungle funk, approaching the nerve of their live appearances clearer than on the previous records. This is top-notch dance music for spaced out kids!

US AND THEM - ON SHIPLESS OCEAN (LP/MEGA DODO)

'On Shipless Ocean' is the second full-length long-playing album by Us and Them and as you'd expect it's laced with their unique brand of light psychedelic folk. 'On Shipless Ocean' is an album that ebbs and flows, like all good albums should. Light translucent moments drift into rich dense textures, that evoke an autumnal stillness on a crystal-clear day. Delicate acoustic guitars are moderated by a haunted electronic palette that suggests a sense of tradition and modernity, a pastoral moment glimpsed in the heart of the city.

WOLF WIZARD - CURSED (LP/CLOSTRIDIUM)

Debut album by this filthy stoner punk rock band that will rattle your skull and shake your soul. As a band, their live shows are loud and heavy in the tradition of some of the greats - think Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Hendrix. Limited to 250 copies on black vinyl.

ZEN TRIP/PROJEKT FX 3 - MUSIC FROM ANOTHER WORLD (LP/CLOSTRIDIUM)

ZEN TRIP: Were the Brothers of the ACID SUN...O))))). Bernd (guitar/vocals), Stefan (bass) and Stephan (drums)...together we're playing our PSYCHoutMISSION to all of YOU, if you like it!!! Love, Peace & HeavyTunes from ZENLAND ((((o)))). Since 2008 PROJEKT FX3 are creating their extraordinary structures of sounds; hypnotic rhythms with spheric sounds and optical effects from another world. Just relax and join a fascinating journey with PROJEKT FX3. Limited to 250 copies on black vinyl.

SLEEPING PANDORA - FROM ABOVE (CD/CLOSTRIDIUM)

Second album by experimental psychedelic spacerockers from Berlin. Another splendid trippy album! Limited to 200 copies.

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

PANDORAS - STOP PRETENDING (EXPANDED EDITION) (CD/WOUNDED BIRD)

The Pandoras were an all female rock band from Los Angeles, California. They had a following in the Hollywood garage rock band scene. They were also associated with the Paisley Underground era in Hollywood's alternative rock scene that shared an aesthetic heavily influenced by 1960s and psychedelia. 'Stop Pretending' came out in 1986. This expanded edition CD adds 10 rare bonus tracks to the original 12 song lineup that was on the original Rhino Records LP release.

LAME - ALONE AND ALRIGHT (LP/ALIEN SNATCH!)

Death cult garage post-punk with poisoned easy-listening harmonies and life prolonging rhythms evoking unseen roads through swamp rock winter nights. Stomp to their blues, beware the quicksand and pop swirls of hysteria right next. This should be the soundtrack of an upcoming, last 'True Detective' series in devastated neo-noir setup!

BERRY, CHUCK - FROM THE CHESS VAULTS (6X7") (7"/SLEAZY)

This box set, containing SIX EP's, tries to give you a new perspective of what Chuck Berry's music meant during his beginnings at Chess Records. Enclosed you will find alternative takes of some of his greatest hits together with a couple of his less known songs. Some tracks were part of his LP's and some others have remained unpublished on vinyl until now.

BERRY, JAN - SECOND WAVE (20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION) (CD/WOUNDED BIRD)

Jan Berry was one half of the legendary 1960s "surf music" singing duo Jan & Dean. Throughout the first half of the 1960s, Jan & Dean had numerous hit singles and albums. In 1966 Jan was seriously injured in an automobile accident. In 1997 he made what was to be his last recording, the album 'Second Wave'. As a tribute to Jan Wounded Bird now brings back 'Second Wave' in this 20th Anniversary Edition featuring two additional bonus tracks.

POP/ROCK/WAVE/NOISE

VILLIONS - MEMORIES OF SCENT (LP/GEHEIMNIS)

The Villions is a dark wave/post punk band formed in 2012 in Athens, Greece. Their lost, never released album from 2013 now available in a limited edition of 210 hand-numbered copies on black vinyl.

KISS, FERENC - ELMENT AZ EN ROZSAM (LP/KEPT ALIVE)

Retrospective compilation of Hungarian world music artist Kiss Ferenc. Tracks from 1977-2016. Bands featured: Kolinda, Vizonto (Aquarius) and Etnofon Music Company.

THOMAS, MICKEY - ALIVE ALONE (CD/WOUNDED BIRD)

Mickey Thomas was the lead singer of Jefferson Starship from 1979-1990. Originally released on Elektra Records, 'Alive Alone' debuted in 1981 and spent 3 weeks on the Billboard Music charts. It features a cover version of Cream's 'Badge'. This album is making its worldwide CD debut.

VERLAINE, TOM - COVER (EXPANDED EDITION) (CD/WOUNDED BIRD)

Tom Verlaine is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known as the front man of the New York City rock band Television. 'Cover' was originally released in 1984. This has only been available on CD as an expensive European import containing flaws and omissions. Wounded Bird fixed the flaw the European import had on 'Five Miles Of You' so that it isn't cut off at the end and also added 'Lindi-Lu', which was missing. This CD features the original American track listing and sequence, and adds 2 bonus tracks, 'Your Finest Hour' and 'Five Miles Of You (Extended Version).'

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

ARTAUD, ANTONIN - POUR EN FINIR AVEC LE JUGEMENT DE DIEU (LP/FANTOME PHONOGR)

Antonin Artaud was a French poet, dramatist, and director and one of the most important figures in 20th century European theater, and especially the avant-garde. His piece 'Pour En Finir Avec Le Jugement De Dieu' was recorded in 1947 to be aired on French radio. But the project was shelved not only for its scatological, anti-American, anti-religious content, but also for its avant-garde sound, with screams, cries, grunts, glossolalia, and general cacophony, all of which the radio thought would be too shocking for the listeners of post-WWII France. Now regarded as one of his most brilliant works, the piece is finally available again on vinyl courtesy of Fantôme Phonographique.

KERN, DIDI -& PHILIPP QUEHENBERGER- - LINZ (LP/SHAMELESS)

Didi Kern and Philipp Quehenberger are two of the most busy figures of the Austrian music scene: Didi Kern, the human rhythm machine of Bulbul, Fuckhead, Poisonous Frequenzies, DEK-Trio (among others), feels at home in almost any genre: noise, rock, techno, free jazz - you name it. Keyboarder Philipp Quehenberger is familiar with a similarly broad spectrum of sound. As a solo artist he records dark, stomping electronic music (editionsMego, Sabotage, Laton) and is known for his energetic and psycho-active live performances. Wherever the two collide, one gets the full blast slammed in front of the bib: from brutal stormy outbreaks to wobbly explorations of time and space. Their music is the harvest of countless meetings, be it in art galleries, clubs, concert halls or smokey dives, they regularly blow away the audience." ~Rokko A. Live Concert March 4th 2017 at Stadtwerkstatt Linz recorded by Jörg Parnreiter and mastered by Alex Jöchtl at Castle Mastering. Cover design by Julian Lars Gosper.

M.A.L. - MY SIXTEEN LITTLE PLANETS (LP/SUB ROSA)

Four decades after its release (on Ohr, 1975), 'Inventions For Electric Guitar', the solo debut by Ash Ra Temple guitarist Manuel Göttsching, is now a classic, an undisputed worldwide reference. This album was made using only an electric guitar and a simple 4-track tape recorder. So was the challenge, and so was its impact. Göttsching recorded it in July-August 1974 in Berlin, after a sudden technical revelation. The original LP sleeve had the following printed on its back: Manuel Göttsching (guitars only). Manuel played his guitar and used a 4 track TEAC A3340, Revox A77 for echoes, wah wah pedal, volume pedal, Sola Sound Fuzz, Schaller Rotosound and Hawaiian steel bar. The reaction was unanimous: this was a significant innovation, in terms of both technique and creativity. However, there are little-known facts to this case. In early 1974, Göttsching's label received a tape sent by M.A.L. - same design, same configuration, almost the same tracks. This is known by only a handful of experimental musicians from the Charleroi area. M.A.L. aka Daniel Malempré is the actual inventor of this technique, which Göttsching reproduced a few months later. Given the above, we suggest that you listen to both albums. As doubts are removed, the truth sets in, forty years later. Here's hoping that this will ease the deep disgust that made M.A.L. leave his guitar untouched for so long.

MEUNIER, ALAIN - VOYAGE AU FONDS DE LA MER (LP/WAH WAH)

Presented on vinyl with remastered sound, this is a reissue of an obscure 1979 experimental album by French artist Alain Meunier (not to be confused with the classical musician of the same name). Limited to 500 copies.

LEGENDARY PINK DOTS - CHEMICAL PLAYSCHOOL 16/18/19/20 (4CD) (CD/BETA-LACTAM RIN)

The 4CD version includes Vol. 16 and 18 too. The Silverman, Erik Drost, Raymond Steeg and Edward Ka-Spel bring you once more into the 'Chemical Playschool', a concept almost as old as band itself that's so unmistakably their own it's almost become a musical genre unto itself, one that proves with each consecutive return that it's as mesmerizing as it is timeless. Collages, samples, voices from above, beyond and every known and unknown directions, intricately detailed layers of electronics and guitar riffs that form mind-binding enveloping textures, relentless, intense and beautiful, mysterious, dramatic or hypnotic in turn - and at times even utterly funny. Limited to 500 copies.

LEGENDARY PINK DOTS - CHEMICAL PLAYSCHOOL 19/20 (2CD) (CD/BETA-LACTAM RIN)

The Silverman, Erik Drost, Raymond Steeg and Edward Ka-Spel bring you once more into the 'Chemical Playschool', a concept almost as old as band itself that's so unmistakably their own it's almost become a musical genre unto itself, one that proves with each consecutive return that it's as mesmerizing as it is timeless. Collages, samples, voices from above, beyond and every known and unknown directions, intricately detailed layers of electronics and guitar riffs that form mind-binding enveloping textures, relentless, intense and beautiful, mysterious, dramatic or hypnotic in turn - and at times even utterly funny. Limited to 1000 copies.

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

TEMPLE (NL) - DESIGN IN CREATION (CD/OFF THE RECORD)

A crushing album by death metal veteran A.J. van Drenth, former vocalist/guitarist of majestic '90s doom band Beyond Belief. Featuring vocalist Kevin Quilligan (Apophys), insane guitar leads by Sonny Lambordozzi (Incantation), Shaune Kelley (Hate Eternal, Dim Mak), Frank Schiphorst (Mayan) and drumbeast Eric de Windt. 10 brutal death metal tracks including melodic parts at the right moments.

BLUES/COUNTRY/OLDIES

SUITE STEEL - THE PEDAL STEEL GUITAR ALBUM (CD/WOUNDED BIRD)

This is a rare out of print album (never on CD) featuring Buddy Emmons, Jay Dee Maness, Red Rhodes, Sneaky Pete & Rusty Young plus guest appearances by Clarence White & Jim Yester. This album was originally released in 1970 on Elektra Records and is finally making its worldwide CD debut.

JAZZ/AVANTGARDE

MANTEQUILLA Y SU CONJUNTO - MANTEQUILLA Y SU CONJUNTO (LP/WAH WAH)

On vinyl, this splendid compilation collects the tracks of all three rare '60s EP's by the Catalan jazz combo Mantequilla Y Su Conjunto. The LP comes with remastered sound, great artwork, info and photos, and is limited to 500 copies.

MCBEE, CECIL - MUTIMA (LP/EVERLAND JAZZ)

Reissue of 1974 album originally released by Strata-East.

RODA, RICARD/RICARD MIRALLES/ENRIC PONSA/JOAN-JOSEP TUDURI - NITS DE JAZZ AL JAMBOREE (LP/WAH WAH)

A splendid Catalan jazz LP, originally released on the Edigsa label in 1968, sees its first ever vinyl reissue! The tracklist includes an original composition plus tunes by Charlie Parker, John Coltrane Victor Young and the duo of Kaper-Washington, and adds a Miles Davis songs as a bonus track. Coming with remastered sound and reproduced artwork (but stronger cardboard), this edition is limited to 500 copies.

REBILLOT, PAT - FREE FALL (CD/WOUNDED BIRD)

Pat Rebillot is a US based keyboard session and studio musician. He was a long time member of Herbie Mann's various line-ups. He also appears on recordings by John Klemmer, Steely Dan, Average White Band, Gloria Gaynor, Bette Midler, Flora Purim, Hall & Oates, David Newman, John Faddis, Morrissey-Mullen and others. 1974's 'Free Fall' is a top notch album that is funky, with a dash of classical, which has a jazz fusion base. This is a sophisticated CD that will be a treasure to have. Featured on this album are drummer Steve Gadd and bassist Tony Levin. This album is making its worldwide CD debut.

SOUL/FUNK/LATIN/R&B/GOSPEL

EL INTERNACIONAL RAY CAMACHO - MUCHA SALSA (LP/EVERLAND)

Reissue of 1978 funk/salsa album, originally released by Luna Records.

BYRD, BILLY - LOST IN THE CROWD/SILLY KIND OF LOVE (7"/EVERLAND)

Reissue of this soul single, originally released on Scream Records in 1973.

EBONYSTIC - MARRIED TO ONE IN LOVE WITH ANOTHER (7"/EVERLAND)

Reissue of this soul single, originally released on Scream Records in 1974. B/w 'Ain't It Good To You'.

STEVENS & FOSTER - I WANT TO BE LOVE/WHAT WOULD I HAVE (7"/EVERLAND)

Reissue of this soul single, originally released on Jerri Records in 1977.

ANDREWS, RUBY - BLACK RUBY (LP/EVERLAND)

Although for the longest time she has been a Chicago resident, Ruby Andrews' wonderfully dramatic vocals sounds like straight from the deep south of the USA. Actually, that is where she was born in Hollandale, Mississippi, in 1947. She recorded at least six albums that are each highly treasured by soul and funk fans all over the world. 'Black Ruby', the brilliant second LP from this marvelous soulsinger first appeared on the Zodiac label in 1972. Just one minor nationally charted hit came off the LP. But as a whole it is even more revered than her hit-laden predecessor among soul aficionados. It's considered an exemplary classic of a deep- and Chicago-soul album. The music has re-appeared some times in one form or another but the LP was never before fully reissued on high quality vinyl! Everland is thus very proud to re-present the 'Black Ruby' album in closest to original format with that beautifully designed and shiny psychedelic album cover. A true gem indeed.

BROWN, ALEX - IN SEARCH OF LOVE (LP/EVERLAND)

This extremely well crafted LP from 1970 is like a holy grail for sixties soul lovers. Just a few hundred promo-only copies were pressed on the Sundi label at the time and clean originals now fetch at least four figure sums. Singer-songwriter Alexandra Brown has worked extensively as a back-up singer with Ray Charles as member of the Raeletts and Monk Higgins with whom she wrote and recorded many tracks for his albums and soundtrack projects. Higgins also arranged, conducted, produced and co-wrote this amazingly great LP, incredibly Alex's one and only solo album. This is absolutely the first ever official re-release. It comes in pristine sound quality drawn from the best known original sources.

PELLEGRINI, GILLES -& THE STEW WITH DAVE & J.J.- - LIVE AT WEEK-END CLUB DE PARIS (LP/CAMELEON)

Nine unpublished tracks recorded live directly to soundboard in 1969 at the Week-End Club in Paris. Great dynamic soul featuring musicians who played with Michel Polnareff, Martin Circus, Johnny Hallyday etc. Dave and J.J. are exceptional performers from Cincinnatti. Limited to 300 copies, but only a handful available here, so be fast!

SHAKE - MUSIC IS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN COMMUNICATE (LP/EVERLAND)

Reissue of 1978 disco/funk album, originally released by Guess Records.

TUTT BAND - TUTT BAND (CD/EVERLAND)

This is the only album from The Tutt Band known to ever be recorded. The ultra rare and sought after boogie-funk LP on Spoonful Records out of Phoenix, Arizona was released in 1988, but style-wise it sounds much more like being recorded in 1983 or 1984. It contains ten very solid and good tracks -both club tunes and slow jams- that all hit the required spot. There's also some treats for all Roger Troutman and vocoder lovers. Head straight to the ultra dope tracks 'Get It On' and 'She's Got It Going'. In retrospect The Tutt Band has been one of the little known but essential groups whom created the funky and beat heavy new jack swing sound that dominated American r&b from the mid eighties to the early nineties.

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

HOME CURRENT - ANOTHER WAY OF FALLING APART (LP/POLYTECHNIC YOU)

'Another Way Of Falling Apart' aims to build a wider audience for singular music adorer Martin Jensen, a cosmopolitan Copenhagen-born artist whose music follows an emotional route that meanders back ultimately to analogue and electronica inspirations of myriad treasurable kinds. This incursion into LP territory follows a decade or more of Jensen's passionate engagement with music as the creative force behind singles on Static Caravan, and as the co-founder of the label Second Language (until 2014), for which he was the wings behind the celebrated 'Music And Migration' series in support of BirdLife International. He has also remixed Colleen, Dollboy, and Ellis Island Sound.

PARADE GROUND - SANCTUARY (CD/OTHER VOICES)

On this release Parade Ground pass from synth-pop tunes of the first releases to more dark and meditative structures. Swirling post-punk guitars, repetitive synthetic drums and dissonant indefinable noises. Jean-Marc's powerful voice sounds as it was recorded from a long distance and adds an almost choral quality to the music. Minimal hypnotic obsessive sounds both frightening and sacred. Like standing in a thick fog in front of the gates of eternity. And in this fog you can meet the ghosts of Wire, Joy Division, Swans and Cindytalk among others or even hear the distant echo of the classic Cold Meat Industry releases. Strictly limited edition of 300 copies

DISSEVELT, TOM -& KID BALTAN- AS 'THE ELECTROSONIKS' - ELECTRONIC MUSIC (LP/FANTOME PHONOGR)

Tom Dissevelt and Dick Raaymakers (aka Kid Baltan) were both Dutch composers and electronic music pioneers. Both musicians began their studies at Royal Conservatory of The Hague on trombone and piano respectively, and later discovered the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Anton Webern. In the mid-'50s Raaymakers began working at the Philips NatLab (the Dutch research division of the Philips company). Dissevelt was recruited by the NatLab soon after, and this is where they met, working on Philips stereo equipment and electronics, and eventually composing electronic music and musique concrète pieces together. Their first recordings in 1959 together, 'The Fascinating World Of Electronic Music', set the tone of experimental synthesizer space odysseys that would be perfected with their 1962 LP, 'Electronic Music', released as The Electrosoniks. Cited by David Bowie as one of his favorite albums of all-time, 'Electronic Music' is a forward thinking collection of bubbling synths and space-age atmospherics that is well ahead of its time. Since Dissevelt and Kid Baltan were employed by a research lab to compose and record electronic music, one might assume that the music would be soulless and restrained, but the reality is quite the opposite this is joyous and haunting and soulful music created by two undercelebrated Dutch pioneers who are finally getting the credit they deserve. Essential pioneering electronic music brought back to life by Fantôme Phonographique.

ELEKTRONISCHE MUSIK AUS KÖLN - EMAK 1/EMAK 2/EMAK 3 (3LP BOX) (LP/BE:SYNTH)

These three LPs of electronic music from Cologne were released between 1982 and 1985. The EMAK project, founded by Matthias Becker, was influenced by German experimental music, from Stockhausen to Can, and by minimal music, musique concrète and ambient music. Some of the tracks presented in this first complete edition of EMAK's recordings became very popular in Germany's eighties club scene because of their pulsating rhythms. These reissues were restored and remastered from the original tapes at Railroad Tracks Studios with new Neumann DMM cutting by original engineer John Cremer.

SOUNDTRACKS/LOUNGE/CULT ETC

CROWLEY, ALEISTER - ORIGINAL WAX RECORDINGS (LP/FANTOME PHONOGR)

Reissue on LP some of the only known recordings from the infamous occultist, mystic, magician, poet, novelist, sexual deviant, and all-around misfit, Aleister Crowley. Recorded onto wax cylinder in the early 1910s, and later transferred to 78 RPM discs. The tracks include Crowleys recitation of the first two Enochian Keys, original poetry, incantations, and songs. An absolutely essential piece of occult history reissued on LP. SIDE 1: 1. Introduction 2. The Call Of The First Aethyr (Enochicin) 3. The Call Of The First Aethyr (English) 4. The Call Of The Second Aethyr (Enochicin) 5. The Call Of The Second Aethyr (English) 6. La Gitano 7. The Pentagram 8. One Sovereign For The Woman 9. The Poet SIDE 2: 1. At Sea 2. The Fingernails 3. The Titanic 4. Hymn To The American People 5. Excerts From The Gnostic Moss 6. Vive La French Republic

KNUTSEN, PETER - CARL GUSTAV GJENGEN OG PARKERINGS-BANDITTENE O.S.T (LP/MOVING MUSIC)

The soundtrack release to the 1982 Norwegian cult feature 'Carl Gustav, The Gang And The Parking Bandits', a teenage flick set in the outskirts of Bergen. Knutsen's score features charmingly lo-fi AOR-inflected 8-bit small group funky rock and post-punky disco-not-disco with open breaks and experimental electronics. Comes with digital download. Limited to 500 copies.

KNUTSEN, PETER - OPERASJON COBRA O.S.T. (LP/MOVING MUSIC)

The variety of Pete Knutsen's music is funky jazz with the occasional dramatic mood and hint of disco, to coincide with the popular music of the times. The soundtrack features an all-star cast of top Norwegian session players from the late seventies: Knut Riisnaes, Henry Lysiak, Thor Andreassen and Terje Methi. Played with strong array of musicianship and impressive use of instrumentation: moog, percussion, strings, breakbeats makes it a joyful listen throughout. This soundtrack has never been released before and has undergone a new multitrack remaster by Timmion Records Finland. Comes with digital download. Limited to 500 copies.

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

MOMBASA ROOTS - MOMBASA ROOTS EP (12"/AFRO7)

Heavy new club disco/'80s synth action from Kenya's Mombasa Roots band, recorded in the late '70s/early '80s and reissued for the first time. SIDE 1: 1. Karibishe 2. Mezea Tu (Lele Mama) 3. Kasha Langu SIDE 2: 1. What Is It That You Want 2. My Everything

BEST, MANFORD - I'VE BEEN LOVING YOU (LP/PMG)

Reissue of Nigerian boogie funk album, originally released on Tabansi in 1980.

 

 

 

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