SPOTLIGHT 15

14/04/2020 07:50

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

BROWN SPIRITS - VOLUME III (LP/CLOSTRIDIUM)

Hailing from Australia and fueled by Hammond, Moog and far-out guitar work, Brown Spirits takes the listener on a funk flavoured journey to heavy psych and krautrock territories. The LP is pressed on 180-GRAM VINYL and presented with an A2-sized poster and a download code.

EL JEFAZO - SIMBIOSIS (LP/NECIO RECORDS)

Second album by this stoner/doom/heavy psych band from Peru. Limited to 300 copies on black and green splatter vinyl.

ELECTRIC MOON - THEORY OF MIND (2LP) (LP/WORST BASSIST)

'Theory Of Mind' contains impulsive and vibrant acid-rock with all its sonic spectral colours! Recorded in February 2014 at the Kosmodrom in Heidelberg, Germany, this release yet again captivates with its excellent live sound, which perfectly renders the relaxed mood of the concert. The music itself is very powerful, cool and trancy psychedelic acidrock at its best. Originally released on Sulatron in 2015 on black wax, this version comes on blue vinyl and is limited to 500 copies.

KNEI - III (LP/NECIO RECORDS)

The third album by Knei from La Pampa, Argentina, a band influenced by '70s rock'n'roll, psychedelia and progressive rock. For fans of The James Gang, Glenn Hughes, Ian Gillan Band, Wolfmother, Pappo's Blues, The Doors or early Grand Funk Railroad. Limited to 300 copies on purple vinyl.

PARAHELIO - SURGE EVELIA, SURGE (LP/NECIO RECORDS)

First album by this post-rock/kraut/psych band from Peru. Limited to 300 copies gold glossy marbled vinyl.

BONZO DOG DOO-DAH BAND - RADIO BONZO, VOL. 2 (CD/VOGON)

This second volume of the Bonzos radio broadcasts has been loving restored, mastered and compiled for this album. It includes previously unreleased material such as 'Excerpt From Brain Opera Pt. 2', unique recordings of tracks from the Bonzos 'Keynsham' album made for radio broadcast and a unique live recordings from the Bellevue Theatre, Amsterdam that were broadcast on Dutch TV in 1968. TRACKS: 01. Quiet Talks And Summer Walks 02. Tragic Magic 03. You Done My Brain In 04. Excerpt From Brain Opera Pt. 2 05. Busted 06. What Do You Do 07. Mr. Slater's Parrot 08. We Were Wrong 09. Joke Shop Man 10. Blue Suede Shoes (live) 11. Quiet Talk And Summer Walks (Live) 12. Canyons Of Your Mind (Live) 13. Trouser Press (Live) 14. I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles (Live)

TASTE - TRANSMISSIONS 1968-69 (CD/VOGON)

Taste (originally "The Taste") was formed in Cork, Ireland, in August 1966 as a trio consisting of Rory Gallagher on guitar and vocals, Eric Kitteringham on bass, and Norman Damery on drums. In 1968 Taste began performing in the UK where the original line-up split up. The new line-up formed with Richard McCracken on bass and John Wilson on drums. The new Taste moved permanently to London where they signed with the record label Polydor. In April 1969, Taste released the first of their two studio albums, the self-titled 'Taste', with 'On The Boards' following in early 1970, the latter showing the band's jazz influences with Gallagher playing saxophone on numerous tracks. Taste recorded three sessions for John Peel's 'Top Gear' programme between 1968 and 1969. Nine songs from those sessions are featured on this disc. In addition, two live recordings broadcast on Dutch television on 22 August 1969 are also included. TRACKS: 01. Blister On The Moon 02. Dual Carriageway Pain 03. Norman Invasion 04. Sugar Mama 05. Leaving Blues 06. Born On The Wrong Side Of Time 07. Wee Wee Baby 08. Same Old Story 09. I'm Moving On 10. Blister On The Moon (Live) 11. Sugar Mama (Live)

 

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

LUCIFER SIDEBURNS - BLUES ARE BACK IN BLACK (LP/NASONI)

Lucifer Sideburns creates a new arena for death country by conjuring the zen-juju ghosts of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Hank Williams, Nina Simone, Della Reese, Lee Hazlewood and Gram Parsons, stewed up with under-lying sinister touches of the Velvet Underground, CCR and The Cramps. Hank Ray and Shazz Lee celebrate their common ground by hounding the shadows on the album 'The Blues Are Back In Black'. Shazz Lee's voice is refreshingly unaffected from modern frills and brings natural timbers to Hank's songs.

 

PUNK/HARDCORE

FRIED E/M - MODERN WORLD (LP/LA VIDA ES UN MUS)

"Fortysomething years after it crawled oozing and spitting out of the social turmoil of the mid-'70s, punk has mutated in countless ways, sonically, aesthetically, politically, but on Fried E/M's 'Modern World' they drag it back into place as brute expression of ugly feelings crammed into short catchy punk bursts, sneering at conciliatory ideals on 'Peace And Love' with the same energy as the Clash singing 'Hate And War', squealing with the nihilistic urge for oblivion on 'Lobotomy' just as the Ramones did. Four decades later, we're still struggling with ourselves, with society, and still ready to revel in the nihilistic teenage id that splays itself out on these eleven tracks of disaffected snot. Punk as its fundamental core, panicked snaps of self-loathing and anti-social rage blasted out raw and unfiltered, bricks and voids and violence, no second thoughts, no tricky questions, sounding like the point where the initial wave of punk was being ramped up into the inchoate hardcore of Circle Jerks's 'Group Sex', The Middle Class, or like the Ramones did an entire album of songs like 'Warthog'." ~Joe Briggs. Fried E/M hail from Missouri and are made up of many familiar faces on the Lumpy Family including the Lumpy himself on drums.

PERMISSION - ORGANISED PEOPLE SUFFER (LP/LA VIDA ES UN MUS)

This record from London's Permission perfects their thin savage sound that they've been refining for three records now. Restless manic hardcore, squirming with fury. While some hardcore attacks with sheer force or repetitive brutality, Permission's riffs whip back and forth like loose firehose, and though there may be some spiritual ancestors in the likes of weirder, more discomfiting ends of '80s hardcore like Die Kreuzen or Mecht Mensch, Permission's angle of attack, their style of itchy marshalled chaos, unpredictable yet never disjointed, is very much their own.

SONIC'S RENDEZVOUS BAND - DETROIT TANGO (2LP/BLACK) (LP/SVART)

The vinyl debut of the legendary Sonic's Rendezvous Band's 'Basement Tapes' from 1976! Previously only available as part of a six CD set. This album includes some outstanding live rarities as bonus on the second disc, original photos, new liner notes and a new vinyl master! Released on deluxe band-approved double LP.

 

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

KING DUDE - FULL VIRGO MOON (LP/VAN RECORDS)

For the past few years King Dude has been one of the most misunderstood voices in folk music. He's been accused of everything under the sun; to some he is a violent Luciferian psychopath, still to others he is nothing more than a charlatan, a drunkard, a fool... And that's just scratching the surface. While there seems to be no clear consensus about who King Dude really is, the fact remains clear. He is enigmatic. King Dude's album 'Full Virgo Moon' represents a "shots-fired over the line" at many of his detractors. These songs become pointed dagger-like anthems of the unsung theists and atheists alike. This manner of writing has the power to weaponize music and transform his voice into the most dangerous one of our times. Beware and be aware, King Dude is a force to be reckoned with.

 

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

AKATECHISM/SLIDHR - AMONGST THE LOST LIGHT/OF MISALIGNED STARS (7"/VAN RECORDS)

Split 7" by these German and Irish black metal bands. Limited to 500 copies.

NIGHT ETERNAL - SHADOW'S SERVANTS (7"/VAN RECORDS)

One sided 7" by this German dark heavy metal band. Limited to 300 handnumbered copies.

MOURNING BELOVETH/THE RUINS OF BEVERAST - DON'T WALK ON THE MASS GRAVES (10") (10"/VAN RECORDS)

Split 10" by these Irish and German atmospheric black metal/doom metal bands. Limited to 1000 copies in inside out gatefold jacket with printed innersleeves. Includes poster and download card. SIDE 1: 1. Mourning Beloveth - I Saw A Dying Child In Your Arms SIDE 2: 1. The Ruins Of Beverast - Silhouettes Of Death's Grace

TAAKE/WHOREDOM RIFE - PAKT (10") (10"/TERRATUR POSSESIONS)

Both bands feature two tracks each, Taake with an exclusive track plus a cover of 'Heartland' of none other than The Sisters Of Mercy. Whoredom Rife continues to trample down the classic Norwegian black metal-path, delivering two exclusive tracks which will make you taste the Norwegian mountains and fjords through violent black metal of the highest order.

BLIGHT - TEMPLE OF WOUNDS (BLACK) (LP/SVART)

A 52-minute exercise in galvanizing, relentless black metal. 'Temple Of Wounds' will find a home within the ashen hearts of listeners of luminaries such as Behemoth, Marduk, and Rotting Christ, while also embracing the contemporary, underground zeal of bands such as Bölzer, Cobalt, Light Of The Morning Star, and Kriegsmachine.

DUIVEL - TIRADES UIT DE HEL (LP/VAN RECORDS)

Debut album by this Dutch black metal band, featuring members of Urfaust and Black Anvil.

NEKROVAULT - TOTENZUG: FESTERING PEREGRINATION (LP/VAN RECORDS)

Debut full-length by this German black/death metal band. Comes in gatefold sleeve with A4 poster and download card.

SATURNDUST - RLC (LP/NECIO RECORDS)

Second album by this doom/sludge/spacerock band from Brazil. Limited to 300 copies on red and black splatter vinyl.

SWEVEN - THE ETERNAL RESONANCE (2LP) (LP/VAN RECORDS)

Debut album from this death metal band from Stockholm, Sweden.

 

JAZZ/AVANTGARDE

MAI, LUCA T. - HEAVENLY GUIDE (LP/TROST)

Bariton saxophonist Luca T. Mai is best known for his membership in the mighty Italian avantrock trio ZU. On his solo debut album he is shifting his probing and powerful saxophone artistry from energetic sound scapes to celestial layered sax drones. Immersive and deep. Recorded September 2018 at ZK squat Riot Studio by David C. and Luca T.M. Mixed and mastered by Lorenzo Stecconi at Mobile Cosmic Digital Sound Entertainment. 

CAIRO FREE JAZZ ENSEMBLE - HELIOPOLIS (LP/HOLIDAYS)

One of the great projects in Egyptian jazz, the Cairo Free Jazz Ensemble was formed by Salah Ragab and Hartmut Geerken as an avant-garde offshoot of The Cairo Jazz Band - the first jazz big band in the country - formed in 1968 when Ragab was appointed chief of Egypt's Military Department of Music and had at his disposal a vast staff of musicians (almost three thousand!), an entire military building, and a full range collection of musical instruments. When encountering this recording, issued in 1970, the deep resonance found between the ensemble and its American counterparts becomes startlingly clear. 'Heliopolis' is a stunning blend of big band spiritual jazz, the music of the Middle East, and the fire and energy of free jazz, unveiling a deep creative resonance with the contemporaneous efforts of Pharoah Sanders, Phil Cohran, and - of course - Sun Ra, combining jazz instrumentation and musical style with indigenous melodies and instruments to create a musical object with few parallels. The album is a throbbing, squealing, wild journey through the creative heights of sound channeling swirling, focused artistry that taps future and past in a single blow. Copies of the original pressing are between the rarest and most sought-after records in canon of recorded jazz. This is the first ever authorized repress released under license from Hartmut Geerken. 

REGGAE/DUB/SKA/ROCKSTEADY

CLARKE, BUNNY - BE THANKFUL (7"/ROOTS VIBRATION)

A soulful 1975 reggae recording from Bunny Clarke (produced by Lee Perry) gets reissued with remastered audio and the dub version gracing the flip.

HEYWOOD, WINSTON - LONG LONG TIME (7"/ROOTS VIBRATION)

This 1976 reggae song from Winston Heywood was produced by Lee Perry. Now it's back on wax, featuring remastered sound and the dub version on the flip. Limited edition!

KING MEDIOUS - THIS WORLD (7"/ROOTS VIBRATION)

A crucial early '70s Lee Perry production gets reissued on 7-inch, featuring remastered audio and the dub version on the b-side. This edition is limited to 500 copies!

TRUTH FACT & CORRECT - BABYLON DEH PON FIRE (7"/ROOTS VIBRATION)

Driven by Niyabinghi-style hand drums, this strong roots tune from the obscure vocal group Truth, Fact & Correct is another crucial early '70s Lee Perry production. Now it gets reissued on 7-inch, featuring remastered audio and the track 'Jungle Fever' on the b-side. This edition is limited to 500 copies!

 

 

SOUNDTRACKS/LOUNGE/CULT ETC

MICAMIC - THE CAT LADY O.S.T. (2LP) (LP/STUMPY FROG)

'The Cat Lady' is a classic horror game designed by Remigiusz Michalski. Here we have the soundtrack of double vinyl LP, composed by micAmic, or Michal Michalski, to give him his full name. Among the 29 tracks there are contributions from Pal Hjornevik, Josiah Orsie and IAMQQQQQQQ. It was mastered by Kramer of Shimmy Disc fame. Limited to 300 copies on "black cat" vinyl.

 

DANCE/TECHNO/HOUSE/HIPHOP

DON JOHNSON BIG BAND - SUPPORT DE MICROPHONES (2LP) (LP/SVART)

Reissue of the 2000 debut album of Finnish hip hop group Don Johnson Big Band. With sales of 10,000 copies, the album is considered to be the best selling self-published album in Finland at the time.

 

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