SPOTLIGHT 28

12/07/2018 18:03

SPOTLIGHT 28

 

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

ATAVISMO - VALDEINFIERNO (LP/ADANSONIA)

Atavismo is an Andalusian-based experimental progressive, psychedelic, space rock collective from Algeciras. On their third album 'Valdeinfierno' the band presents a varied, capturing mix of prog, psychedelic, fuzz and jamrock. Sustainably inspired by great music of the late '60s and early '70s, Atavismo never loses touch with the roots of their country of origin. Elements of Andalusian folk and Afrobeat from neighboring Africa give their sound its very special character. Packed in a short intro and outro, the EP features four tracks and was recorded at the Estudios Trafalgar in El Palmar/Cádiz. The impressive cover was created by Spanish artist Antonio Ramirez.

BAD LIGHT/TUNA DE TIERRA - THE BAD TUNA (LP/PHONOSPHERA)

This is the first edition of the split series by Phonosphera Records, featuring US psychedelic/stoner band Bad Lights and the Italian stoner rockers Tuna De Tierra.

BJORK, BRANT - LOCAL ANGEL (BLACK) (LP/HEAVY PSYCH SOU)

Reissue of 'Local Angel', the fourth solo album by desert rock musician Brant Bjork. It is considered his most intimate and laid back record, mixing acoustic guitars and simple melodies.

BJORK, BRANT - MANKIND WOMAN (BLACK) (LP/HEAVY PSYCH SOU)

Mankind Woman is the thirteenth solo record by Brant Bjork. Although this is indeed a Brant Bjork record it is the first record Brant Bjork solely collaborates with a producer and co-writer, his LowDesertPunkBand guitarist and friend, Bubba Dupree. Only Brant and Bubba wrote and performed the music along with guest appearances by bass player Armand Secco Sabal, Nick Oliveri and vocalist Sean Wheeler who has been a touring member of the LowDesertPunkBand. Once again, Brant Bjork makes here a record that reminds the listener that it was the ingredients of jazz, blues and funk that makes rock music taste so good.

BJORK, BRANT - TRES DIAS (BLACK) (LP/HEAVY PSYCH SOU)

Reissue of 'Tres Dias', the fifth solo album from desert rock musician Brant Bjork. he album was recorded in Joshua Tree, California, USA, before Christmas 2006. The 8-track album is a mix of old and new tracks.

FREE/SLOPE - ABRACADABRA (LP/DEEP DISTANCE)

Musically, Free/Slope's second record once again draws heavily upon the kosmische sound of those revered key Sky, Brain, Ohr and co. releases. It's arguably less beaty, more ambient than motorik, more 'Sowiesoso'/'Zuckerzeit' era Cluster than Neu! Beautifully organic electronics grow and swell, recalling moods akin to some of Popol Vuh and Ashra's epic, unsurpassed highs, with more of that Gottsching inspired guitar genius sprinkled throughout. Another truly lovely record. Beautiful, kraut inspired psychedelia, timeless, momentous and like its predecessor, sure to sell out super quick. Co-release with Sound Effect (Greece).

GUDARS SKYMNING - GRODANS SÅNG (LP/TRANSUBSTANS)

Recorded just a few months after the monumental album 'V', GUDARS SKYMNING are releasing the instrumental album 'Grodans Sång'. Just as their latest albums, this record was done at Malmer Productions in Umeå, Sweden.

INFINITE TRIP - (BLACK) ILLUSTRATED MIND (LP/CLOSTRIDIUM)

The Infinite Trip is a UK based studio project band consisting of two veteran musicians with a long existing passion for the psychedelic genre going back to its roots in the 1960's onwards. The band have self released 8 albums to date online plus a compilation CD by Clostridium Records which comprises of tracks from the existing albums. This vinyl now offers a different compilation taken from existing material. Limited to 200 copies on black vinyl.

SIXCIRCLES - NEW BELIEF (LP/NASONI)

Sixcircles are an Italian duo formed by Sara B. (Messa, Restos Humanos) and Giorgio T. (Elevators To The Grateful Sky, Furious Georgie, Assumption etc.) whose purpose is to conjure the spectres of acid rock, folk and dark psychedelic music to make them dance by the moonlight. Their first oeuvre, 'New Belief', is a compendium of sombre rock dirges, moments of pure light and lysergic, mind-expanding effluviums. For fans of The Black Angels, Loop, Mark Lanegan, Syd Barrett, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dead Meadow or The 13th Floor Elevators.

FAR SEEING ORACLE - 67' (CD/CLOSTRIDIUM)

Kosmishce-tinged Suaerkrautrock. The aesthetic credo of The F.S.O. has not changed, the team continues to work in the style of neokrautrock and "post-Pink Floyd" art-space-rock.

ONTALVA, ANGEL -& VESPERO- - CARTA MARINA (CD/VMS)

'Carta Marina' is the first collaboration between the guitarist, composer and visual artist Angel Ontalva (October Equus) and Russian space-prog rockers Vespero. Inspired by images and visions of the 'Carta Marina Et Descriptio Septentrionalium Terrarum', the first map of the Nordic countries to give details and place names, created by Olaus Magnus and published in 1539. Professionally pressed CD digifile 6-panel cardboard folder. Limited to 400 copies.

 

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

MOE, LILY -'S ROCK N ROLL SHOW- - WOMAN/SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LINE (7"/SLEAZY)

Two exciting tracks from the charismatic rock'n'roll artist Lily Moe and her band of talented backing musicians.

BARNSTOMPERS - SHOWCASE (LP/SLEAZY)

Now also on vinyl! Blending rockabilly with '50s country influences, this is a fine album that will please fans of both genres.

STONEMULE - DYSTOPIAN STATE (CD/POLDERRECORDS)

This Belgian punk/hardcore band was formed in 2014. After a change in their line-up and a break from playing live, they recorded their debut album 'Dystopian State'.

 

POP/ROCK/WAVE/NOISE

SLOE PAUL - PAUL ABBRECHT ALBUM (LP/TREIBENDER TEPP)

Paul Abbrecht, known as trumpetist for Tristan Reverb and keyboard player for Peter Muffin, releases an album which has influences from r&b to psychedelic synth-pop.

 

PUNK/HARDCORE

OMEGA TRIBE - NO LOVE LOST (LP/SEALED)

Remastered vinyl reissue of the debut and only Omega Tribe album, originally released in late 1983 on Corpus Christi Records. The album was recorded by guitarist Pete Fender deep in the Poison Girls basement studio in Leyton and contains 11 punk anthems with a pop sensibility missed by most of their curse of 1983 peers. Omega Tribe were one of the few bands that had a much more softer, poetic and melodic style of playing that still managed to impress, educate and influence their audiences. It was protest music with a heart and sense of love that still is relevant 35 years later. This album has never been reissued and deserves it's place right next to The Mob - 'Let The Tribe Increase', Poison Girls - 'Hex' and Zounds - 'Curse Of Zounds'.

 

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

SCHNITZLER, CONRAD -& PHARMAKUSTIK- - EXTRUDER (CLEAR) (LP/ROTORELIEF)

'Extruder' is the second unreleased album from the 1987 collaboration between Conrad Schnitzler and Siegmar Fricke who composed and made several tapes of session-material during their musical meetings in Berlin. All recordings produced, arranged and mastered by Siegmar Fricke at Pharmakustik studio. The album contains high doses of hydraulically driven energy generated by the complex analogue equipment. Microformed soundpools of cold extrusion collide with voltage-controlled pulsations, tape-echoed modulations and eruptive sound-deformations. Electrostatic charge (caused by compressed configurations of mechanical rhythms in 'Kontaktmechanik') has been combined with sonic lubrications of processed accelerators in 'Umspulung'. 'Abrasion métallique' contains all the acoustic trademarks by Conrad Schnitzler: excessive experiments with dissonant portamentos of the EMS-Synthi A and Korg MS20, overlayed by metallic pressure drag of the modified rhythm-machine. Acoustically and graphically, 'Extruder' continues in the excellent 'Schwarz-Rot-Blau'-series by Conrad like the pre-released 'Kontraktion'. LImited to 150 copies on clear vinyl.

COIL - ASTRAL DISASTER SESSIONS UN/FINISHED MUSICS (CD/PRESCRIPTION/LI)

These rare recordings were recorded as part of the legendary Prescription label album series in the late 1990's that resulted in the album 'Astral Disaster'. For various reasons, some of the unissued material and mixes released on this album were omitted from the original album. It includes previously unissued mixes, and the rare version of 'I Don't Want To Be The One' that was only included on the very rare 1999 promo only Prescription sampler CD and the 14 minute track 'Cosmic Disaster' that was the original working title of the album. Taken from the master tapes and remastered by Denis Blackham. TRACKS: 1. The Sea Priestess (Alternative Mix) 2. Mothership (Short Version) 3. The Avatars 4. I Don't Want To Be The One (Instrumental Version) 5. Cosmic Disaster

NITSCH, HERMANN -ORGIEN MYSTERIEN THEATER- - MUSIK DER 135. AKTION, KUBA (2CD) (CD/TROST)

Recorded in 2012, 'Musik Der 135. Aktion, Kuba' captures the controversial performance from Herman Nitsch's Orgien Mysterien Theater as part of the Havana Biennial art exhibition. For more than fifty years Nitsch has been an influential and striking figure of Austrian art (Vienna Actionism). In his Orgien Mysterien Theater he uses actors, blood, animal bodies and entrails, fruits, symbolic crucifixion, music, processions and ritualistic gestures to enact a new form of Gesamtkunstwerk: pagan ceremonies that aim to a kind of collective catharsis. 'Dionysos Gegen Den Gekreuzigten' was performed by 150 musicians and 30 actors, including the University's Symphony Orchestra ISA and the artist himself, celebrating Afro-Cuban rituals and ceremonies. Released in cooperation with the Nitsch Foundation.

 

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

EYES ON THE MACHINE - EYES ON THE MACHINE (CD/POLDERRECORDS)

Debut from this stoner band from Ghent, Belgium.

MOTSUS - OUMUAMUA (CD/POLDERRECORDS)

Dead slow and heavy stoner from Belgium. Sleeve handpainted by the band members in green and yellow spatters on recycled cardboard. Silkscreened by the band and El Foxie in white.

 

REGGAE/DUB/SKA/ROCKSTEADY

BLACKA T - GOOD MUSICIANS (LP/ONLYROOTS)

Reissue of Jamaican DJ Blacka T's first album, originally released in 1988 on Augustus Pablo's Digital Productions.

 

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

VARIOUS - INCANTATIONS FOR TAPE (+CD) (LP/SOUND MIRACLE)

This compilation is for those who are not familiar with the fascinating world of primal electronica, noise, sound design, industrial, avant-garde, tape-music... you name it. This set hopes to be the gateway to a completely new revolutionary sound experience. The selection starts in the 1920s, almost a hundred years ago... and ends in the early 1960s, before the more modern era and all of its recording innovations and marketing strategies took over. SIDE 1: 1. Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan - Whirling 2. Remi Gassmann - Declamation 3. Max Mathews - May Carol 4. The Blue Men - Magnetic Field 5. Attilio Mineo - Man in Art 6. Bülent Arel - Electronic Music No.1 7. Daphne Oram - Band 5: Rhythmic Variation SIDE 2: 1. Alwin Nikolais - Glymistry 2. György Ligeti - Articulation 3. Ussachevsky/Luening - Incantation For Tape 4. Ussachevsky/Luening - Invention In Twelve Tones 5. Henk Badings - Arioso 6. Phil Young - Science & Industry 7. Gottfriend Koening - Klankfiguren

 

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

AMBOLLEY, GYEDU-BLAY - THE MESSAGE/AKOKO BA/SIMIGWA SOCA/BURKINA FASO (LP/ANALOG AFRICA)

Prepare yourself for new directions in Afro-funk. During the 1980s, Ghanaian bandleader Gyedu-Blay Ambolley began to experiment with electronic instruments, and the result was a potent cocktail of highlife, funk, exploratory synths and righteous vocals, the sound of a restless genius intent on pushing the traditional sounds of highlife into a brave new future. This release contains four of Ambolley's hardest-driving excursions to the outer limits of eighties funk. Limited to 1000 copies, one time pressing, so order fast!

 

VARIOUS: WORLD, CLASSICAL, SPOKEN WORDS ETC

VARIOUS - TAKE A KNIFE AND OPEN MY HEART (+CD) (LP/SOUND MIRACLE)

For the connoisseur, names like La Niña de los Peines, Manuel Torre, Aurelio, Carmen Amaya, El Niño Ricardo, Melchor de Marchena and others will make mouth water. As if that were not enough, underground gents such as Sarita Heredia and Pericón de Cádiz coexist side by side with these great historical names. This compilation shows some of the earliest examples of Flamenco music recorded, brutal and exciting music that easily, combining the known and the darkest, is more accessible and attractive for the audience that is approaching for the first time. SIDE 1: 1. Manuel Torre - A La Puerta De Un Rico Avariento 2. Sarita Heredia - Fandango De Huelva 3. Juan Varea - Era Consuelo La Granaína 4. Manolo De Badajoz - Danza Mora 5. Antonio Rengel - La Nieve Por Tu Cara 6. Manolo Caracol - Salen A Siete Mujeres 7. Carmen Amaya - Pregúntale A Mi Sombrero SIDE 2: 1. Estrellita Castro - Al Pasar La Barca 2. Pericón De Cadiz - Mi Prima Juana 3. Niña De La Puebla - En Los Pueblos De Mi Andalucía 4. Angelillo - María Salomé 5. Niña De Los Peines - Cielito Lindo 6. Manuel Vallejo - Y Como Loco Variaba

 

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