SPOTLIGHT 6

11/02/2019 16:23

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New releases by Cursed Tongue, Stolen Body, Space Rock Productions, Ozium, Riding Easy Records, Off The Record Label and many others. A whole bunch of stuff is also back in stock. Looking really forward to hear Joy featuring Dr Space at Roadburn, as well as Danish guitar guru Tomrerclaus. You also don't want to miss one of the coolest compilation series by Riding Easy Records. Their latest Brown Acid will be in stock pretty soon. New releases also from Geertruida label!

PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

CAPTAIN CARAVAN - SHUN THE SUN (LP/CURSED TONGUE)

'Shun The Sun' emits a blinding slag of immense riffs, face-melting fuzz and blistering vocal chops. It's as melodic as it is gritty and doom, which ranks Captain Caravan as one of the premier Norwegian fuzz lords in the modern underground scene.

FUMACA PRETA - PEPAS (LP/STOLEN BODY)

Fumaça Preta strikes back with their long awaited third album, 'Pepas'. A genre busting, gut quivering, psychotropic, metallurgic Goliath drawing from a vast range of unknown genres such as Fê Fê Fê, Dem Bow and Merengada, crushed into their very own tropical psych-punk signature style. The band even indulge their collective life long love of classic hiphop as well as their essential dabbling in a parallel fuzz dimension.

JOY FEATURING DR SPACE - LIVE AT ROADBURN 2018 (2LP) (LP/SPACE ROCK)

3 sided LP limited to 200 copies on black vinyl. Roadburn 2018 was just an epic event and Joy was back for two shows as part of the San Diego Invasion. Joy is a hard rocking blues psych rock trio, who has released two studio albums and a few tracks on compilations. They also have a couple of live bootlegs on their bandcamp site. Walter Roadburn had asked Dr Space if he wanted to jam with them. For the gig, it was agreed they would play one long jam and then one or two extra songs if the audience wanted it and they had time. The jam was awesome and Zach and Thomas changed instruments mid song and now Zach was on drums and Thomas ripping it up on the guitar. They ended the show with 'Spaceship Earth' by Road and the Joy original 'Miles Away'. The band had played them both two days before but not as jammed and spaced as this. Enjoy this document, made in old school '70s bootleg style. Sure to be a rare record in the future! (This record is an edited version of the entire show).

SILVER DEVIL - PARALYZED (LP/OZIUM)

This album by Swedish fuzzoholics Silver Devil sounds like you're being run down by some rampant trucker on meth. You get truckloads of fuzz and piles of everything that stoner rock is all about! These animals are without any doubt comparable to bands like Dozer, but they have marked their own unique trademark! Comes on marbled white vinyl.

THAUN, ELLAH A. - ARCANE MAJEUR (LP/XVIII)

'Arcane Majeur' is the first LP with Ellah's band and her 16th overall. Halfway between psychedelic folk, '90s alternative rock and shoegaze. Transgender in short. Limited to 300 copies.

TOMRERCLAUS - DET LANGE FARVEL TIL 1970 (2LP) (LP/KARMA MUSIC)

2019 release from Danish guitar guru TOMRERCLAUS on his own label Karma Music. More info soon!

TOMRERCLAUS - TOMRERCLAUS (DK) (LP/KARMA MUSIC)

A vinyl reissue of the legendary 1978 release from Danish guitar guru TOMRERCLAUS on his own label Karma Music. Expect a massive feast of distorted JIMI HENDRIX inspired tracks, performed both on guitars and distorted cellos! Add a handful of heavy psychedelic and mushroom affected melodies, and you'll conclude that this monster belongs between the cream of Scandinavian '70s albums! Original pressings are impossible to find, so this reissue is more than welcome!

VARIOUS - BROWN ACID: THE EIGHTH TRIP (BLACK) (LP/RIDING EASY)

The hard stuff saga continues with 'Brown Acid - The Eighth Trip'! Yet again, RidingEasy and Permanent Records searched high and low to bring you ten tracks of straight blue flame fire from the golden age of heaviness. As usual, these rare tracks have been carefully curated, analogically sourced, and fully licensed so you can listen guilt-free and save a lot of time and money tracking down the original copies. SIDE 1: 1. Attack - School Daze 2. White Rock - Please Don't Run Away 3. Riverside - Wayfarer 4. Luke & The Apostles - Not Far Off 5. Tourists - I Need My Music SIDE 2: 1. Barton Brothers Band - Gambler 2. Inside Experience - Tales of Brave Ulysses 3. Karma - New Mexico 4. Moloch - Cocaine Katy 5. Grump - Heartbreak Hotel

VIIMA - AJATUKSIA MAAILMAN LAIDALTA (LP/VIIMA)

Now also on vinyl! Debut album by Finnish progressive rock band that's rooted in all that's progressive from the early '70s. You'll hear the typical Jethro Tull flute inflences, the Hackett guitar lines, the Curved Air female vocal lines. An array of keyboard (hammond, mellotrons, etc), furious forcefull lead guitars, mellow intervals, very dynamic and of high standard, great songs, among which a song also done by their fellow friends Kosmos, also from Finland.

CONNER, GARY LEE - UNICORN CURRY (CD/FORBIDDEN PLACE)

2019 album by Screaming Trees guitarist Gary Lee Conner. Totally psychedelic with many sixties vibes and Screaming Trees guitar style. A mystical journey from beginning to end. A trip back in time to an English garden where technicolor flowers bloom and purple mushrooms glow in the dark. Get ready for an incredible ride to the center of your mind. Swirling guitars and echoing vocals float in the distance. Do not miss out on this collection of magical songs from this legendary and influential song writer. Limited edition of 300 copies on compact disc. Essential.

REZN - CALM BLACK WATER (CD/OFF THE RECORD LABEL)

REZN has conjured another sonic gateway. This full-length record embodies a deep-sea journey to the center of your mind. Limited to 300 copies.

REZN - LET IT BURN (CD/OFF THE RECORD LABEL)

All-caps Chicago-based band REZN's ambitious debut 'Let It Burn' now on CD. A 10-songer checking in at a willfully sprawling 59 minutes that blends psychedelic drift, grunge fuckall and neo-stoner fuzz consumption to welcome effect. For fans of Sons Of Otis, Bongripper, Windhand. 300 copies worldwide!

TOMRERCLAUS - DET LANGE FARVEL TIL 1970 (CD/KARMA MUSIC)

2019 release from Danish guitar guru TOMRERCLAUS on his own label Karma Music. More info soon!

 

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

BAD BEATS - OFF THE HOOK (LP/SOUNDFLAT)

Garage rock is alive and well in 2019. It lives in the alleys of East Vancouver, born and bred in the traditions of the Pacific Northwest and raised on 'Pebbles' and 'Nuggets'. Armed with a Fender Telecaster, an Acetone organ, and a soulful frontman whose harmonica work might send Little Walter to AA, it finds many new converts and takes no prisoners. It is The Bad Beats. They serve up a dozen high-octane blasts on their second Soundflat release, mixed in mono for your lo-fi pleasure. Eight blistering originals complement the four covers on 'Off The Hook', including The Rolling Stones' title track and a haunting version of the Townes Van Zandth ballad 'Waiting Around To Die'. The lone instrumental 'Gooseback Machine' is a straight-up driving blues jam featuring a guest appearance by Canadian ex-pat Spencer Evoy (MFC Chicken) on sax. The album fills out with a sonic barrage of three-minute garage shock morsels guaranteed to keep your head bobbing and knee jerking.

 

POP/ROCK/WAVE/NOISE

FINE CHINA SUPERBONE - PLAGUEY (LP/GEERTRUIDA)

2019 album by noiserock/mathrock outfit from The Netherlands, known for their own brand of abrasive, twisted, postnoise rock.

 

PUNK/HARDCORE

RICHIE DAGGER - III (LP/I NEED LUNCH)

Third album by Richie Dagger. This band arose from the ashes of the psychedelic outfit Hooghwater & Dutch and Belgium punks the Reactionaries. This collaboration of members of the aforementioned bands was not new. Most of them already played together in hardcore punk powerhouse Restless Youth. Get ready for a mix of '70s punk, '80s wave, '90s indie and all that with their own weird dark approach!

 

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

BUCK, TONY -& MASSIMO PUPILLO- - TIME BEING (LP/TROST)

Italian composer and bass-player Massimo Pupillo (ZU) and Australian drummer Tony Buck (The Necks) colloborate in a beautifully haunting, absorbing ambient set, taking in electronic abstraction and free improvisation. Pupillo & Buck are well known for their work with their long-running bands, as well as for their collaborations with musicians of the current international avantgarde scene - Pupillo released for instance with Cindytalk, FM Einheit, Ambarchi, Corsano; Buck with Fennesz, Branford Marsalis and Magda Mayas. In 'Time Being'/'Unseen' we experience floating uncanny percussion sounds underlined with heaving subs, sealed in deep and noisy atmospheres. Tony Buck: drums, percussion, vibraphone, Massimo Pupillo: bass, electronics. Note: both LP and CD have different cover artwork, title and tracklist. TRACKS: 1. Strange Luminant 2. Exhale

GUERRERO, PABLO -& FINIS AFRICAE- - LOS DIOSES HABLAN POR BOCA DE LOS VECINOS (LP/ABSTRAKCE)

First vinyl edition ever of this lost experimental Spanish essential album. A delicate work that absorbs specific aspects of different music -minimalism, tribal sounds, new age, ambient, spoken word- to create its particular universe. Completed in the spring of 1996, the recording was moving in no man's land until the end of 1999 when it saw the light in book format with poems, accompanied by a CD. A co-edition of Música sin Fin (Juan A. Arteche's own label) and Cicón Ediciones (a small Extremaduran editorial) that, when released in book format, went unnoticed. Abstrakce records aims to recover this masterpiece of experimental Spanish music, contributing its bit to place the album where it deserves. Therefore, a very careful edition is presented, with a folder printed in letterpress with lead types, accompanied by an extensive booklet in both English and Spanish containing liner notes, lyrics, an interview with Finis Africae's Juan F. Puerta and a text by Juan A. Arteche (also Finis Africae) about of the recording of the record.

MOPCUT - ACCELERATED FRAMES OF REFERENCE (LP/TROST)

'Accelerated Frames Of Reference' is the blistering debut album by Mopcut, featuring Lukas König (Koenigleopold/5K HD/Kompost 3) on synthesizers and drums, Julien Desprez on electric guitar and vocalist Audrey Chen. Three artists have joined forces to create songs beyond language and gravity at the interface of sound architecture and performance-ritual. Minimal and maximal improvisation, noise and electronics overlayed by Audrey Chen's ecstatic vocals.

BUCK, TONY -& MASSIMO PUPILLO- - UNSEEN (CD/TROST)

Italian composer and bass-player Massimo Pupillo (ZU) and Australian drummer Tony Buck (The Necks) colloborate in a beautifully haunting, absorbing ambient set, taking in electronic abstraction and free improvisation. Pupillo & Buck are well known for their work with their long-running bands, as well as for their collaborations with musicians of the current international avantgarde scene - Pupillo released for instance with Cindytalk, FM Einheit, Ambarchi, Corsano; Buck with Fennesz, Branford Marsalis and Magda Mayas. In 'Time Being'/'Unseen' we experience floating uncanny percussion sounds underlined with heaving subs, sealed in deep and noisy atmospheres. Tony Buck: drums, percussion, vibraphone, Massimo Pupillo: bass, electronics. Note: both LP and CD have different cover artwork, title and tracklist. TRACKS: 1. Psithurism 2. Entrainment

 

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

BEWITCHER - BEWITCHER (LP/RIDING EASY)

Bewitcher is a satanic speed metal Band from Portland Oregon. Here is their manifesto: Rock n'roll is the devil's music, and heavy metal is its bastard child. In the 1980s, the radical fundamentalist Christian right-wing in America waged a war against this music, bringing its practitioners and its unholy muse to the forefront of the public consciousness. Over a quarter-century later, the devil's rock'n'roll is still alive and well, but the war is far from over. And so it came to pass... In the year of Thirteen of Satan's third millennium, a new force rises to defend the ways of old. Bewitcher is the ancient black flame of magic, mayhem, freedom & liberation, burning in blatant opposition to the laughable norms of this modern age. Instead they look to that bygone era, before it's pollution by imitators of a lesser intention, when heavy metal in all it's glory truly represented the tenets it was founded upon. May your children be corrupted, may your foundations be shaken, may your mundane existences be forever altered, for this spell cannot be broken. Fall and obey! And beware the curse of the Bewitcher! Vinyl only release. Comes on gold vinyl

HELL FIRE - MANIA (BLACK) (LP/RIDING EASY)

The free-wheelin' creativity and infectious vitality of the '80s Bay Area thrash scene is a moment forever locked in time, but its spirit lives on in the galloping guitar picks, soaring harmonies and blistering rhythms of San Francisco quartet Hell Fire. The band's perfect hybrid of NWOBHM theatrics and American thrash attitude delivers a rousing and genuine expansion on sounds long lost to pointless battles over who can be the most "extreme." 'Mania', Hell Fire's third album and proper debut on RidingEasy Records warmly condenses elements of influences like Angel Witch, Iron Maiden, Rainbow, Exodus, Metallica, Riot, Virtue and Diamond Head into 10 tracks of headbanging MUYA anthems.

BLACK SOUND - DOORWAYS TO THE WRIST (CD/FORBIDDEN PLACE)

2019 album by California doom lords The Black Sound. 'Doorways To The Wrist' combines classic metal from the '80s with the current doom sound echoing out of the California desert. These guys are ready to crush any head that stands in their way. Limited edition of 200 copies. Like many of Forbidden Place's titles, this will sell out quickly. For fans of Conan, Elder, Celtic Frost, Kreator, Sixes, and Electric Wizard.

EREBOS - A FLAME THAT PIERCES WITH A DEADLY COLD (CD/NORTHERN SILENCE)

Erebos was formed as an atmospheric black metal and ambient solo project by Dariusz Lukasik from Poland at the beginning of 2017. Major inspiration for starting Erebos came from J.R.R. Tolkien's works. Comes in 6-panel digipack, limited to 500 copies.

HAIMAD - THE RETURN (CD/NORTHERN SILENCE)

Haimad was formed in Sundsvall, Sweden in 1994 and released two tapes and a MCD between 1995 and 1999 before they went on a long hiatus. Many years went by without a sign of life before Azradan, the only remaining founding member, set out to resurrect the band and recruited a new line-up in order to create symphonic black metal in the best tradition of the Scandinavian mid-'90s. And who else but musicians who were part of that same scene back then would be able to create something that reminds so powerfully of the good old days? As a special bonus demo versions of all four songs are included on the first press. Fans of underground releases will surely appreciate their raw brilliance. The EP comes in 6-panel digipack, limited to 999 copies.

RUADH - SOVEREIGN (CD/NORTHERN SILENCE)

Ruadh is a one man atmospheric black metal project from Glasgow, Scotland. Drawing from the vast well of history, culture and mythology, musician and songwriter Tom Perrett set out to compose music purely to taste, creating an unmistakable atmosphere with the beating heart of old school black metal favourites of his, such as Windir, Bathory, Burzum and others, which should also appeal to fans of Saor, Winterfylleth, Panopticon and similar acts. Collector's edition in 6-panel digipack, limited to 1000 copies.

SULDUSK - LUNAR FALLS (CD/NORTHERN SILENCE)

Emily Highfield's one woman project Suldusk has woven the acoustic tones of dark/neofolk with elements of post rock and atmospheric black metal to create a powerful panorama of shimmering guitars, haunting melodies and atmospheric density on her debut album 'Lunar Falls'. Collector's edition in digipack including 8-page booklet, limited to 1000 copies.

UNCROSSING - UNCROSSING (CD/OFF THE RECORD LABEL)

Uncrossing was formed in Brooklyn, NY in 2016 by longtime friends Kristin Flammio (vocals), formerly of Forts, Jared Drace (guitar) and Sanal Leejean (drums), both from metallic-hardcore scene veterans Activator. The sound is a metal alternative amalgam with elements of classic rock, indie pop and stoner doom. Limited to 300 copies worldwide!

 

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

ROOTEO & MAHURA/DEADBEAT - METTA REMIXES I (10") (10"/MADE IN GREEN)

For the first single from Rooteo & Mahura's 'Metta' album and the second release on Made In Green Records, 'Sincrotune', is backed with a heavier interpretation of dub techno mastermind and legend Deadbeat.

DJ FLUGVEL OG GEIMSKIP - OUR ATLANTIS (LP/GEERTRUIDA)

Fourth album by Icelandic electronic pop artist Steinunn Hardardóttir. "This record is about Atlantis, which has been fabled as a highly technologically advanced city (possibly with connections to other planets and aliens), that sank to the bottom of the ocean - where it is possibly still waiting."

 

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