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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

49th Parallel

49th Parallel

Repress of 200 copies on coke bottle clear vinyl. The first official vinyl reissue of a top Canadian psych rock record from 1969. Comes with full colour insert, featuring band history and photos. In the spring of 1969, 49th Parallel had a hit with 'Twilight Woman,' a lovely song that sounds like a poppier version of what bands like Tomorrow were doing in England. That success led to the release of 49th Parallel's only album. The album is strong throughout, from the pulsating psychedelia of 'Lazerander Filchy' and the ultra-strange '(The) Magician,' the shimmering beauty of 'Twilight Woman,' to the quintessential slashing guitars punk edginess of 'Now That I'm A Man' and '(Come On Little Child And) Talk To Me.' Dan Lowe's blazing fuzz guitar work stands out on 'Missouri' and also when matched by organist Jack Velker's brilliant work on 'Eye To Eye,' 'Talk To Me' and 'The People.'

Genre
Format
LP - 1 disk
Release date
03-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545729
EAN
0778578313814
Availability
Exp. 03-04-2024

Bingo Trappers

Karaoke Parkman Blues

The Ramones once rejoiced the world with the song 'Something To Believe In,' which is, curiously enough (?) about the absence of something to believe in. Long before that Roxy Music had a photograph of a siren - a famous model washed upon the shore - on the cover of their same titled album. So what's the connection between those two? Well, here's the catch: the siren in 'Please, Will You Believe Me,' the last song of 'Karaoke Parkman Blues,' begs to be believed and taken for real... Just as the infamous karaoke parkman himself, a guy in slacks and sneakers, with a smartphone and big headphones, strolling in the park and singing Beatles-songs so loudly (out of context and sometimes even out of tune...) that it echoes through the neighborhood. A siren in his own way. So, we hope you'll believe in this batch of Bingo Trappers-songs and take them for real... They're about dates who are carrying drama-writing-books, packs of stray dogs as a sign of the times, and choppers in the sky. Also about philosophers like Plato and Mark E. Smith and the offspring of Marvel-superheroes... And a gender-fluid pear (like in the fruit)... Dancing in the desert. Well, whatever. The Amsterdam based Bingo Trappers are the moniker of songwriter and singer Waldemar Noë and multi-instrumentalist Wim Elzinga, who also makes the arrangements and recordings of their prolific oeuvre, which starts out in 1995 with the cassette 'More/Soul' on the legendary Shrimper-label. They've been active ever since, Rolling Stone mentions them as special pick with their CD-only release 'Juanita Ave.' in 2001, and in the last decade they're on a steady vinyl-streak with the albums 'Sister Planet' ('13), 'Elizabethan' ('18) and 'Giddy Wishes' ('20) (for the complete discography, see their Bandcamp-page). Their music is tasty enough to dub it a delicious stew of sixties-twangs, bluesy strums, luring slide-guitars or pedal-steels, warm vocals and tickling choirs. Please enjoy.

Genre
Format
LP - 1 disk
Release date
11-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545740
EAN
2090505457407
Availability
In stock

Various

Psych. States: 2 New Jersey

"We make it back to the Garden State and boy did we find some fantastic unreleased tapes and acetates, as well as some rare and uncompiled 45s. Featuring 29 tracks and lots of band photos and bios!"

Genre
Format
CD - 1 disk
Release date
21-06-2024
Label
Item-nr
545741
EAN
0645270031127
Availability
Exp. 21-06-2024

Mooon

Hurtin' My Heart

Entering the world of MOOON is like entering a time machine. The young Brabant power trio, consisting of brothers Tom and Gijs de Jong and their cousin Timo van Lierop, takes the listener to the Golden Age of pop music: the heyday of psychedelia in the '60s and '70s. This 7" features a mono-version of 'Hurtin' My Heart,' taken from their latest album 'III' and on the B-side an unreleased song from the same session; 'How I Learned (To Say Goodbye).' 'Hurtin' My Heart' is a fuzz and Farfisa driven tune, that everybody on the dancefloor will dig. 'How I Learned (To Say Goodbye)' is a jangly 3 part harmony pop song but with a high energy twist! This is a 7" that both sounds and looks '60s-stylish (with flap outer sleeve) and every DJ will need in their box!

Genre
Format
7" - 1 disk
Release date
19-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545763
EAN
2090505457636
Availability
Exp. 19-04-2024

Danava

Live (black)

Live album for the Portland based legendary psychedelic-progressive rockers Danava! First two songs were recorded during Danava's European tour back in 2008, the other four tracks were recorded during European Tour in 2023. An absolute must have!

Genre
Format
LP - 1 disk
Release date
03-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545767
EAN
0694685734987
Availability
Exp. 03-04-2024

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.f.o.

(black) A Dream Of Strange Desires...

...WRAPPED INSIDE A NOISE' - RSD France 2024 release. The best lineup of the multifaceted Japanese psychedelic band Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. This album is darker. The cover is a tribute to the films of David Lynch, in particular to the 'Twin Peaks' series.

Genre
Format
LP - 1 disk
Release date
20-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545788
EAN
2090505457889
Availability
In stock

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

Les Kitschenette's

Algorhythm'n'blues

Les Kitchenette's are French '60s garage beat and Yéyé par excellence. For their 5th release titled 'Algorythm'n'blues' they decided to include two songs of their own, 'Le Poison' and 'Rodéo' alongside two fabulous cover songs. 'Le Poison' sounds like a rythm'n'blues-tune in the tradition of the legendary Nino Ferrer. Ludo, the male singer, sings about food and bellyache. Following up is a great version of Traffic's 'Paper Sun,' performed in French (- and renamed 'Plus Personne' -) by the wonderful Lucille and her five monsieurs. The B-side of this brand-new 7" 'Rodéo' is a swinging surfin' instrumental - perfect to introduce a gig, a radio show, or a DJ-set! Finally, Lucille provides us with a catchy version of The Searchers' 'Love Potion N°9' with some Mexican-Spanish inspiration: 'Breuvage Del Amor,' a cool girl-garage tune which is fantastic to dance to! Brilliant new 45 by your favourite French '60's-garage-yéyé-group Les Kitchenette's.

Genre
Format
7" - 1 disk
Release date
19-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545762
EAN
2090505457629
Availability
Exp. 19-04-2024

Baron Four

Outlying

UK garage/beat exponents The Baron Four are back with their 3rd long play record! Formed in 2012, the band have honed their unique approach to making music over the past 11 years. While mainly aiming for an approximate midway joint between 'The Beatles In Hamburg' and 'Back From The Grave,' their 2024 LP entitled 'Outlying' (which comes in a '60s style cover artwork with flap outer sleeve and UV varnish) has seen them progress into their own unique sound whilst still managing to stay true to their roots. The Baron Four include talented members of The Embrooks, The Jack Cades, The Capellas, Paper Lips and Galileo 7. 'Outlying' has a fabulous '60s freakbeat sound to it that makes it a modern classic already. The album features some elaborate songwriting with catchy melodies, beautiful harmonies and a classic garage-beat influence that reminds one of bands like The Remains or The Rogues.

Genre
Format
LP - 1 disk
Release date
19-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545764
EAN
2090505457643
Availability
Exp. 19-04-2024

PUNK/HARDCORE

Hellbastard

Heading For Internal Darkness (2lp/it/black)

A manic clash of guitars, bass and drums beating each other's brains out in the same sonic bullring? Check. Despite already (if a little unbeknownst) being considered crust pioneers, by 1988, Hellbastard had firmly inserted themselves, even proudly so, in between a series of bifurcated genre schisms well-protected by those scene's respected guardians. Their official debut, 'Heading For Internal Darkness' no less perfectly exemplifies that schism. With Wendy V Gill's haunted-cosmos monologues injecting some transcendental light into the neck otherwise being mercilessly ripped to pieces by Scruff and Scotty's spaced-out vocal grunts, opener 'We Had Evidence' to the equally arresting elevator-shaft-with-a-mind-of-its-own 'Death Camp' to 'The Pylons' whip up seriously dark whirlwinds into atmospheric dances of rapid energy and relentless spasms of spellcasting drama. Never mind metal, too punk for anything.

Genre
Format
LP - 2 disk
Release date
20-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545665
EAN
8055515235814
Availability
Exp. 20-04-2024

Sacrilege (uk)

(it/black) Behind The Realms Of Madness (2lp)

Having played with the likes of influential movers and shakers on the anarcho-punk scene Antisect and Icons Of Filth, on their first full-length LP, Birmingham's Sacrilege established themselves as a unique force to be reckoned with, wreaking havoc on what we could classify as sonic tropes belonging to a spectrum of subgenres dealing in the extremes: hardcore, doom, and thrash. Fronted by Lynda 'Tam' Simpson and her seizure-inducing spells injected with a fierce, sociopolitical-cum-mythopoeic banshee bite (but not wanting to understate the line-up of Damian Thompson on guillotine-quick/milkshake thick guitars) - the six-track onslaught is every bit as crushing as the title suggests. From depraved dungeon synth-scapes on opener 'Lifeline' to the planet-flattening funeral toll of 'The Closing Irony,' one question remains: One riff to rule them all? Yes. This expandend double LP version includes demos and live cuts.

Genre
Format
LP - 2 disk
Release date
20-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545795
EAN
8055515235791
Availability
Exp. 20-04-2024

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

Mitchener, Elaine

Solo Throat

'Solo Throat' is the first solo-LP from avant garde vocalist, improvisation artist, composer and movement artist Elaine Mitchener. Drawing on the work of African-American and African-Caribbean poets Edward Kamau Brathwaite, Aim Csaire, Una Marson and N. H. Pritchard, the 12 vocal compositions that make up 'Solo Throat' disrupt semantic sense, play with the margins of lyrical translation, and give rise to new voicings.

Genre
Format
LP - 1 disk
Release date
10-05-2024
Label
Item-nr
545746
EAN
0718603188154
Availability
Exp. 10-05-2024

Nurse With Wound

Thunder Perfect Mind (3lp)

The original release of Nurse with Wound's gargantuan 'Thunder Perfect Mind' in 1992 coincided with that of Current 93's homonymous genre-defining album. Legend has it that the gnostic name initially appeared to Steven Stapleton in a dream as the title of Tibet's then still nameless upcoming album. Both records feature contributions from David Tibet, Colin Potter, Rose McDowall, John Balance of Coil, Alan Trench of Orchis and Joolie Wood amongst others. The title and the partial overlap of the personnel on both albums isn't quite where the similarities end, both albums have since become undisputed milestones in their respective artists' oeuvre. At the core of the definitive 2023 Infinite Fog re-release fully overseen by Steven Stapleton are the two original tracks 'Cold' - a classic unsettling rhythmic Nurse collage-fest, significantly closer to jittery psychedelia than the oft-cited "industrial feel" and the epic 'Colder Still,' easily one of the most mind-bending breathtaking NWW compositions up to this point and well beyond. The track soothes ghostly atmosphere and reveals new surprises with every listen, not least of which is a direct link to its sister release from C93 as well as the first appearance of the signature rhythm loop that would mutate and re-emerge on several later tracks. The album also is the first full-length collaboration with genius sound wizard Colin Potter who has since become a ubiquitous sidekick both on Nurse albums as well as in live performances. As a follow-up to what is widely acknowledged as one of the best-loved exercises in drone of the 20th century 'Soliloquy For Lilith,' 'TPM' is a much more varied but at least equally rewarding experience. Infinite Fog are beyond pleased to be able to offer a significantly enhanced, remastered and extended 3LP version for old and new fans alike.

Genre
Format
LP - 3 disk
Release date
05-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545761
EAN
0710473185707
Availability
Exp. 05-04-2024

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

Double Horse

Diablerie

HELL YEAH! Double Horse drops 'Diablerie' - Sacrifices and Erotism Unleashed! Get ready to bang your head because Double Horse is about to blow your mind with their 2024 album 'Diablerie'! These dudes ain't messin' around. Double Horse brings you raw and heavy tunes that'll make your grandma quake in her boots. With evil riffs and beauty lyrics, 'Diablerie' is like a one-way ticket to the underworld. You better believe it's gonna be a wild ride! So grab a beer, light a joint (or a few), and prepare to be killed by the evil madness of this album, 'cause 'Diablerie' hits the streets, and if you ain't bangin' your head to Double Horse, you might as well be six feet under. Guided by the occult and macabre, the raw sound of the band hails sacrifices, black magic and erotism that brings a basis for every cult. B films, horror tales and sorcery are the main guidelines for most of the tunes. The riffs fluctuate between doom and psych, full of heavy and dirty sound, with classic '70s shades. This pieces make up a torture device that will bring you to the afterlife. Remember... NEVER PLAY ALONE, NEVER PLAY IN A GRAVEYARD and ALWAYS SAY GOODBYE... Heavy gold/black splatter vinyl limited to 300 copies in gatefold cover!

Genre
Format
LP - 1 disk
Release date
26-04-2024
Label
Item-nr
545736
EAN
2090505457360
Availability
Exp. 26-04-2024