SPOTLIGHT 46

19/11/2019 09:06

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

BEAU BRUMMELS - INTRODUCING THE BEAU BRUMMELS (LP/TRADING PLACES)

Influential beat group The Beau Brummels was formed in San Francisco in 1964, when Italian-American singer Sal Valentino needed a backing band for a nightclub residency. The band eventually comprised of Ron Elliott on guitar, Ron Meagher on bass, drummer John Petersen and rhythm guitarist Declan Mulligan. Their early recording sessions, produced by future funk hero Sly Stone, yielded the monster hit 'Laugh Laugh'. this song has widely been cited as a forerunner to the San Francisco Sound that emerged later in the decade.

EMERALD WEB - SOUND TREK (LP/TRADING PLACES)

Pioneering space music duo Emerald Web, comprised of Bob Stohl and soulmate Kat Epple, made some of the most ethereal, divine and healing sounds between 1979 and 1990. When the duo moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, it brought an extended stay at an Indonesian martial arts ashram, where the duo produced 'Sound Trek'. An incredible space rock album drawing on their immersion in fantasy realms, sci-fi, martial arts and UFOs. Created mostly with monophonic synths and a sequencer, it also features Shakahachi flutes, electronic flutes and more standard acoustic instruments.

IMPLOSION - IMPLOSION (LP/TRADING PLACES)

Outstanding Italian outfit that combines prog, space rock, psych and electronic music in an album that could have come from the early 1970s. Long spacey, dreamy and mostly instrumental tracks made of killer, acid-leaking electronics. Released in an edition of 500 copies in 1988, this rare LP has never been reissued in any format for more than 30 years. This long-awaited reissue was digitally remixed and remastered from the master analog tapes. The inner sleeve features a 2019 foreword by Implosion's guitarist, as well as lyrics to three songs.

OULU SPACE JAM COLLECTIVE - DRUG RINGS OF SATURN (3LP) (LP/ADANSONIA)

Founded in 2014, the Finnish cosmic-improv outfit Oulu Space Jam Collective currently has more than 20 releases in its discography. The band channels cosmic flows of the universe through their instruments and this time Saturn directly inspired them. With 'Drug Rings Of Saturn' it has been possible for the first time to offer a full-length album by OSJC on vinyl. The studio album, recorded in August 2018, is presented in a 3LP slipcase. 'Drug Rings Of Saturn' is an absolute must for lovers of experimental, improvised, free-flowing space rock jams. It's a heady mix of high-quality space rock arranged with elements of oriental music and krautrock. Limited to 300 copies with 30x30cm full-color inlay and digital download code.

ROMUALD & ROMAN - (STANDARD) THE POLISH PSYCHEDELIC TRIP, VOL. 2 (LP/KAMELEON)

Second compilation of tracks by one of the best Polish psychedelic groups ever. Their first recordings are similar to early Pink Floyd, later they played harder, with heavy riffs and strong guitars.

SONIC TRIP PROJECT - (BLACK) ATOMIUM SUNFLOWER (2LP) (LP/SPACE ROCK)

Sonic Trip Project is a UK space rock band lead by guitarist Vince Cory (Red Elektra 69, Psychedelic Warlords, Vostok, and others). He is joined by Lee Carr (bass), Barry Mart (synths), Darren Butler (drums), and Daneel Olivaw (electronics). The band has several releases on Bandcamp and released a few CD-rs but this is the first ever vinyl release. Side A and B are taken from releases on Bandcamp while side C and D feature a long jam from Café Cairo in Germany with Vince's brother Phil on lead guitar and Sunhair (Horst) on synths. 'Andromeda' is a bonus LP track. Vince describes the album as, "psychedelic garage punk, acid rock, cosmic prog, space and kraut rock, electronic ambient". The original files have been remastered for vinyl by Dr Space (Oresund Space Collective) for this exclusive release. Artwork and layout by Lee Carr. A retro sonic trip to inner and outer space!! Limited to 98 copies on black vinyl.

ST. JOHN, BRIDGET - ASK ME NO QUESTIONS (LP/TRADING PLACES)

Blessed with a distinctive voice largely defined by a rich, cello-like timbre, the English singer and guitarist Bridget St. John was brought to the attention of the adventurous guitarist John Martyn by fellow singer Robin Frederick. Recorded in a brief session that lasted for some nine or ten hours, debut album 'Ask Me No Questions' features Martyn on second guitar on opener 'To Be Without A Hitch' and the equally chilling 'Curl Your Toes,' as well as the haunting title track, while future Fairport Convention and Soft Machine member Ric Sanders appears on 'Lizard Tongue Boy' and 'Many Happy Returns.'

UNIVERS ZERO - PHOSPHORESCENT DREAMS (LP/SUB ROSA)

Available for the first time outside Japan, 'Phosphorescent Dreams' is another epic album of symphonic schizophrenic avant-rock from Univers Zéro, originally released in 2014 only on CD on the Japanese label Arcàngelo.

SKALDOWIE - LOST PROGRESSIVE SESSIONS 1970-1971 (CD/KAMELEON)

2019 edition. This CD, released in a nice cardboard sleeve, collects a number of lost progressive recordings that the famous Polish group Skaldowie made in 1970-1971. It's strange that this excellent material was never issued before.

WOZNIAK, TADEUSZ - ARCHIWUM, VOL. 8 (2CD) (CD/KAMELEON)

'SUPLEMENT - OSOBLIWOSCI NIELUBIANE' - The eighth volume in the series collecting archival (radio, television, concert, theater, private) recordings of Tadeusz Wozniak, the "Polish Bob Dylan". It contains unreleased and rare tracks from 1966-2004.

 

POP/ROCK/WAVE/NOISE

VARIOUS - WELL UP.....AND BUBBLE! (CD/DISCOFOON)

Reissue on CD of a compilation album from 1985. The album contains a collection of songs from bands that at the time maintained good relations with each other. Eton Crop, Blue Murder and Claw Boys Claw were at the beginning of their successes in the Netherlands. Several of the songs on this album have not appeared on any other release and are therefore exclusive for this collection. The restoration of the music was done by Fred Tabois from moldy tapes found by members of Eton Crop whilst preparing their 40th anniversary as a band. TRACKS: 01. Claw Boys Claw - Pain 02. The Mekons - Flitcraft 03. The Three Johns - World Of The Workers (Live) 04. Blue Murder - Explanation 05. Eton Crop - Boy Meets Tractor 06. Blue Murder - The Castle Song 07. Eton Crop - Coca Colonization 08. The Nightingales - Surplus And Scarcity 09. Claw Boys Claw - Ha! Ha! Ha! 10. The Three Johns - 666 Pack To Go 11. The Mekons - Darkness

 

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

BURGESS, ANTHONY - CONVERSATIONS WITH THE ANTHONY BURGESS... (LP/SUB ROSA)

...CASSETTE ARCHIVE (1964-1993)' - 2LP. Anthony Burgess's second wife Liana carried a cassette recorder with her at all times to capture her life with the author and their son Andrew. This extraordinarily intimate audio archive of over 1,000 cassettes now sits with the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and artist Alan Dunn has been granted access to select excerpts from it and curate sonic conversations from others. The album contains the very first and last known recordings of Burgess's voice alongside domestic incidents, rehearsals and answering machine messages.

LEGER DES HEILS - ...UBER LIEBE, LEBEN UND TOD... (LP/STEINKLANG)

Reissue on vinyl of Leger des Heils' 2010 CD, originally released by Eis und Licht. Limited to 105 copies only, so order fast!

LEIMER, K./MARC BARRECA - CHAINS OF BEING (LP/ABSTRAKCE)

Avantgarde electronic ambient walking through the paths of Brian Eno, Harold Budd or Roedelius. A conceptual and contemporary approach, exploring its ambiences, timbres and feelings. Delicate experimentation with various sound textures. A cinematic work, very touching and emotional. Almost mystic, spiritual ambient. Presented in a very special package, including six letterpress cards.

MECANICA CLASICA - VIENTOS ELECTRIDOS (LP/ABSTRAKCE)

An ambient journey to the inner reaches of the sound modulation. Weird rhythms that remind to Craig Leon, blended with synth sequences close to the Kosmische Berlin school and experimental guitars giving an organic touch. An LP of experimental minimal electronics with ambient traces. Mecanica Clasica is a project bound by members of electronic projects in Spain, such as Guiro Meets Russia and Poligono Hindu Astral. Mastered by Colin Potter. Limited edition of 300 copies

VON THRONSTAHL - MUTTER DER SCHMERZEN (LP/STEINKLANG)

Reissue on vinyl of Von Thronstahl's 2006 CD released by Der Angriff/Indiestate Distribution. Original artwork and design by Gabriele Fagnani (made specially for this reissue). Limited to 100 copies only, so be fast!

 

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

CHAIN, PAUL - ASH (BLACK) (LP/BLOODROCK)

Paul Chain has long been known for his improvisational eccentricities, aggressive nightmarish doom, and moody atmospheric meanderings. Since its release in 1988, the 'Ash' EP has been considered a masterpiece of thrash and total doom.

HEXGRAFV - RITUAL (LP/OZIUM)

Hexgrafv was formed 2014 by J. Lindberg (bass) and C. Jansson (guitar). Their intentions were to make slow, dark and fuzz heavy music in the realm of doom. After a while A. Ågren (drums/vocals) joined and the doom trio was formed. They released their debut album 'Altare' in 2016, an album that lingered between old and new sounds in the spheres of stoner and doom. They now return with their heavy masterpiece 'Ritual'. 'Ritual' contains all the elements of 'Altare' without being repetitive. It is slow, heavy and ominous and is a worthy competitor on the underground doom charts. Comes on purple vinyl in gatefold sleeve.

WITCH RITUAL - DEATH : BEYOND (LP/DHU RECORDS)

The debut full length album by Germany's Witch Ritual 'Death : Beyond' is a modern day doom metal classic with strong female vocals and solid riff dirges that takes the listener on a dark melancholic ride. Comes on milky clear with red center and white splatter vinyl, limited to 150 copies.

 

SOUL/FUNK/LATIN/R&B/GOSPEL

JONES, BILLY -& SOLAT- - YOU'RE GONNA MISS ME/I'LL BE AROUND (7"/PSEUDONYM)

Solat was a Dutch funk group of Dutch-Antillian and Surinam musicians. Some of them had been in funk group Reality/Tony And Reality in the early '70s, and teamed up with American lead singer Billy Jones. Solat released only 2 singles and appeared as backing band for Dulfer & Perikels. This 7" was originally released in 1976 on Poker. Featuring Franky Douglas (Reality), Mildred Douglas (Mai Tai), Billy Jones (Twinkle Stars), Glenn Gaddum (Reality), Eddy Veldman (Reality) and Lilian Day Jackson (Spargo).

SOLAT - CHANGE THE WORLD/TRY, TRY (7"/PSEUDONYM)

Solat was a Dutch funk group of Dutch-Antillian and Surinam musicians. Some of them had been in funk group Reality/Tony And Reality in the early '70s, and teamed up with American lead singer Billy Jones. Solat released only 2 singles and appeared as backing band for Dulfer & Perikels. This 7" was originally released in 1977 on Poker. Featuring Franky Douglas (Reality), Mildred Douglas (Mai Tai), Billy Jones (Twinkle Stars), Glenn Gaddum (Reality), Eddy Veldman (Reality) and Lilian Day Jackson (Spargo).

 

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