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Forced Exposure New Releases for 2/25/2019

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New music is due from Ruins, Vtgnike, and Modeselektor, while old music is due from Del the Funkee Homosapien, Kreidler, and Richard Pinhas.

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BANQUISE RECORDS (FRANCE)
BAN 001LP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: BAN 001LP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
ZOGO Africa LP
40 years after its first release, Cameroon-born artists Zogo reissues his EP Africa for the first time on Banquise Records. This release includes new versions by Dan Shake (Mahogani Music), Folamour (FHUO Records), and Tvfrom86 (In The Box Records).
BOOMKAT EDITIONS (UK)
BKEDIT 018LP
PRICE: $27.50
CAT #: BKEDIT 018LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
RABELAIS, AKIRA CXVI 2LP
Many years in the works, CXVI is Akira Rabelais's supernatural album of collaborations, featuring the singular composer in rapt dialogue with a wish list of peers including Harold Budd, Ben Frost, Karen Vogt (Heligoland), Geir Jenssen (Biosphere), Kassel Jaeger (François Bonnet), and Stephan Mathieu. Unfurling a quietly breathtaking, dreamlike sequence of events, CXVI blooms in the wake of Boomkat Editions' first-time vinyl pressings of Akira's seminal classics, 2001's Eisoptrophobia (BKEDIT 017LP) and 2004's Spellewauerynsherde (BKEDIT 015LP), introduced his rarified work to myriad, keen new ears, while also reminding longer terms fans of his nonpareil genius and alchemical style of composition. Set to be received as Akira's magnum opus, CXVI finds the Hollywood-based composer challenging his usual working methods, pushing himself to refresh binds with long-term collaborators, and also coaxing the recorded debuts of his friend Mélanie Skribiane and filmmaker/photographer Bogdan D. Smith. The result of their time-lapsed endeavors is a record of divine subtlety and poignant patience, rendered with a mirage-like appeal. Opener "Which Alters When It Alteration Finds", beautifully segues from a prickly bouquet of keys and lovebite-distortion penned with Ben Frost to a reverberant, spine-freezing piano coda from Harold Budd, before "Which Alters When It Alteration Finds" smoke-ily gives way to the sylvan shadow play of the album's masterful centerpiece, "Star To Every Wandring Worth's Unknown", where Mélanie Skribiane reads from Max Ernst's La Femme 100 Têtes against an exquisite veil of strings and keys realized by Akira with the GRM's Kassel Jaeger. The third part of the album only becomes more sparse and isolationist, as Karen Vogt's plainsong gives way to the tremulous, icy timbres of Akira's processed guitar strokes, originally written for Cedrick Corliolis's Tokyo Platform soundtrack, before the final side of "If Error And Upon Me Proved" finds Akira pushing Geir Jenssen's synths into the red, emphasizing a romantic soreness that turns into crushing noise, before Bogdan Smith's whispered vocal melts into an ancient, arcane air inscribed to 78rpm vinyl by Stephan Mathieu and then sweetened, re-incorporated by Akira as the album's stunning closing passage. Riddled with bedeviling detail and utterly timeless in its scope, CXVI is a disorientating opus you'll want to undergo over and again. Photography by Bogdan D. Smith Mastered by Stephan Mathieu; Cut at Dubplates & Mastering. Gatefold sleeve.
BORNEO RECORDS (NETHERLANDS)
BORNEO 007EP
PRICE: $14.50
CAT #: BORNEO 007EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
MW PARSONS/MARCK Altvornorge 12"
Altvornorge delivers four cuts of weird wave, left-field, and dancefloor minded material in various BPMs. Mystery man MW Parsons takes care of the A side with "Altvornorge", a melodic somewhat melancholy journey. Followed by "Kusanagi", a mean and quirky slow burner. On the B side "Gluten Vrij" and "Sushi Delight" by party crew Marck bring a more straight-forward, percussive and groove-orientated approach to the table.
BPITCH CONTROL (GERMANY)
BPC 341EP
PRICE: $12.00
CAT #: BPC 341EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
ABER, SHLOMI Lost In Humanity 12"
Shlomi Aber has been a driving force in house and techno for almost a quarter of a century now. Having first stepped up to the decks at the young age of 14, he received classical music training and worked in a record store in his native Israel before eventually becoming one of the country's most forward-thinking producers. With his debut EP Lost In Humanity on Ellen Allien's BPitch Berlin, the Be As One founder presents his rawest material to date, energetic yet murky techno for basement raves drenched in sweat and chemicals.
BUREAU B (GERMANY)
BB 293LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: BB 293LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
PINHAS, RICHARD L'Ethique LP
LP version. Bureau B present a reissue of Richard Pinhas's L'Ethique, originally released in 1982. Following the vaguely poppy shapes of 1980's album East West (BB 292CD/LP), his fifth album L'Ethique saw the ex-Heldon guitarist and synth wizard return to bigger and bolder band-like methods. After the release he disappeared from the limelight for nearly a decade and returned in the 1990s. Interviewed by the Electronics & Music Maker magazine in 1982, Pinhas spoke in buoyant terms about the future of his recording career. Having just unveiled his fifth solo album, L'Ethique, he was already scheming towards its follow-up. It would see him shift from analog-based methods to digital systems. He expected the album to arrive in 1984. Little did anybody know that the mooted record would not actually materialize. The year after that interview took place, Pinhas was plunged into a long period of depression. "I stopped everything and didn't think I would ever come back to music," he remembers. "I decided music was no longer for me. I'd said what I had to wanted to say, and it was done. It was out of my head and out of my life." Thus, he sold all his synthesizers and tried to survive on their profits along with royalties from his back catalog. L'Ethique now looked as though it was Pinhas's final artistic statement. It saw Pinhas return to bigger and bolder band-like methods. His collaborators included bassist Bernard Paganotti and Clément Bailly, both of whom performed in Magma. Moog player Patrick Gauthier made a reappearance too. The line-up brought a phat and forceful feel to the crunching jazz-rock fusion of "Belfast" and "Dedicated To K.C.", a vibrant space-rock stomper that lurks on some distant planet between the extraterrestrial habitats of King Crimson, Pink Floyd, and Hawkwind. Part 1 of "The Western Wall" has a particularly fast tempo. Interspersing these rockers sit some mellower moments. The title of the gorgeous synth rumination "Melodic Simple Transition" seems far too modest. Despite its dark and brooding synth chords, the second instalment of "The Western Wall" has a strangely calming effect on the senses. Pinhas disappeared from the limelight for nearly a decade under the weight of his depression, but he eventually returned in the 1990s. "The real miracle is that I reconnected with the musicmaking process," says Pinhas on overcoming his reclusive years. "It is easy to fall, but very difficult to come back."
CLOUDS HILL (GERMANY)
CLOUDS 116LP
PRICE: $23.00
CAT #: CLOUDS 116LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
NEOV Volant LP
LP version. In Juankoski, the nights are either very, very long. Or very, very short. Right here in the middle of Finland's vastness, surrounded by a thousand lakes and impenetrable woods, life has an altogether different rhythm. NEØV pick it up, add their heartbeat and carve pure music out of it. Music that bears the magic of Finnish nature and yet resonates with the pulse in the United States, in France, in Germany, or in Australia. This unique mélange makes NEØV one of the most exciting indie pop discoveries Finland has to offer -- and their new record Volant a true game changer. For Finland, but also for NEØV. "Two worlds got under our skin when growing up in Juankoski at the turn of this century", vocalist and songwriter Anssi Neuvonen recalls. "I remember getting lost in the lake when the early morning fog rose, and I also remember growing up with MTV which brought fast-paced international phenomena into our lives. These extremes collide in our music nowadays." Without a doubt. Their dreamlike indie sound is floating two feet above ground; as fragile as a shiny bubble and as unfading as an intense dream. True magic, woven by two brothers Anssi and Samuli Neuvonen. "We're feeling lucky, and we're proud of each other", Anssi says. Their modus operandi needs no words, flows effortlessly, intuitively -- the key being they were never actually forced to play music. "That wouldn't have worked! But growing up in our parent's house which was full of records from Bowie to progressive rock to Pink Floyd as well as instruments, it all happened rather naturally." Discovering new worlds, that's what this band is all about for the two brothers. And not only for them: Also Ari Autio, third part of the trio, is eternally aiming for new horizons. After quite some years as a quintet, Volant is their first step as a threesome. And a big step it will be. Diverse, layered, fascinating and brim-full with that very special bittersweet aura present in every piece of Eastern Finnish folklore: NEØV are indeed delivering a unique brand of indie pop. Precious arrangements, fragile guitar work, enticing loops and beats, echoing piano -- a game changer, we said it before and we say it again.
CLOUDS 136LP
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: CLOUDS 136LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
ALLAN & THE STRANGEST, TOM Dear Boy / Live At Clouds Hill 2LP
It is one of those nights in a pub; open mic-session, having a few pints and Tom meets Evan Beltran who is causing a stir as The Strangest. Being on the same wavelength doesn't even closely describe what happens next because both of them are the perfect match. They share the same heroes from the cultural history and they have the same ambitions. The Mexican guitarist and the half British/half German songwriter decide to join forces that same night. Suddenly, it all falls into place: Tom has the songs, Evan the drive to complete them. Together, they push each other to higher levels. Good songwriting, attitude and rough guitar sounds make their live performance stand out. Along with their band they play handmade rock n' roll, following the path of Oasis, The Libertines, and The Clash. Together, they have now recorded their debut album at the Clouds Hill Recordings studio in Hamburg, where also Peter Doherty once recorded, a huge inspiration for Tom from the very first beginning on. The bandwidth of the debut goes over snotty rock n' roll anthems like "2 Fingers Up" or "Emergency Call", to more serious tones as in "Know It All", the last single. On this double-LP, the debut Dear Boy is here together with the live album Live At Clouds Hill. The live album captures wonderfully the thrilling live qualities of the band. The live version of "Sing A Song" will be released digitally upfront. Tom Allan & The Strangest, the future of rock n' roll? Who knows? And most of all who cares? What is sure is that -- Tom Allan and Evan Beltran -- want to bring back honest energy, melodious hook lines wrapped up with rough guitar sounds, melancholy and most of all attitude to the pop world. Two highly talented young musicians and lyricists who can take the best from the recent history of music and modernize it and transport it to the present age. Until now, this is the last chapter of this romantic story and one hopes it is going to continue forever, as with all good stories.
COMPOST (GERMANY)
COMP 5301W-EP
PRICE: $16.50
CAT #: COMP 5301W-EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
VA 25 Compost Records - Overture 3 12"
25 years strong and still going steeply. Compost release the very strictly limited, serially numbered, stickered white label Overture 3 sneak preview. Compost classics by Fauna Flash, Marbert Rocel, Shahrokh Dini, and Trueby Trio remixed by Recondite, Joakim, Delano Smith, and Zenker Brothers. Some smart techy stuff. Edition of 200.
DEKMANTEL (NETHERLANDS)
DKMNTL 062EP
PRICE: $16.50
CAT #: DKMNTL 062EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
BETONKUST & PALMBOMEN II Parallel B 12"
The Dutch retrogressive, analog synth machine obsessives and tape fanatics Betonkust & Palmbomen II have teamed up together once more for a new EP. An immediate follow up to their debut LP Center Parcs (DKMNTL 058LP, 2018), the new EP pays fictional homage to a now deceased famous TV star, who instead on working on the screen, took up a new direction in making music. Once more replete with esoteric experimentalism, analog jams, drums machines, synths, and a healthy dose of acid basslines, the production duo advance upon their aesthetic with a new extended EP of nostalgic, melancholic electro.
DKMNTL 063LP
PRICE: $27.50
CAT #: DKMNTL 063LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
VA DJAX Re-Up Volume 1 (DJAX-Up-Beats) 2LP
Dekmantel announce the reissue of some of the most era-defining trans-Atlantic, techno cuts from the early '90s, thanks to cult label Djax-Up-Beats. The Dutch label -- founded by Saskia Slegers, aka Miss Djax -- was responsible for releasing some of underground's most archetypal underground dance music, mixing together Chicago and European artists alike, and acting as the launch pad for some of today's biggest producers. This timeless music is being reissued on vinyl for the very first time. Founded in Eindhoven at the turn of the '90s, Djax-Up-Beats quickly earned an international reputation for being a reputable source of Chicago house, acid techno, and floor-filling, heavy-hitting, straight up, underground 12-inches. This first reissue volume sublimely blends esoteric, ambient sounds, with staunchly fierce, and energetic electronic rhythms. Throughout the eight-tracks you can hear the sounds of sequencers, drum machines, and motor-city basslines. It defined the beginning of an era that never went away. Whether you're a collector, or DJ looking to add to your left-field techno collection, the reissue of Djax-Up-Beats best records is not one to pass up. Features Ismistik, Glenn Underground, Felix Da Housecat, Planet Gong, Terrace, Hexagone, Random XS, and K'Alexi Shelby.
DIAGONAL (UK)
DIAG 048LP
PRICE: $25.50
CAT #: DIAG 048LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
STABUDOWN PRODUCTIONS Strange Rabbits LP
Strange Rabbits is a bittersweet kiss to chill-out room jungle and ambient techno by Jimmy Donadio, using an early alias, StabUdown Productions, to mark his return to personalized, esoteric electronics after years of raw bangers under the Prostitutes guise. Pushed to write some melodic tracks for the crack of it by Powell, Jimmy drew from his current record buying habit for early jungle and ambient techno to produce an unusually affected batch primed for the kind of back room/chillout room sessions which used to be common in clubs, and have essentially morphed into afterparty/domestic rave soundtracks nowadays. Reacquainting himself with the shine-eyed wonder and sensuality of dance music's beta stream, Strange Rabbits refracts NYC deep house and European electronics via the prism of early jungle and Jimmy's fuzzy memory. Its ten tracks reveal his tender underbelly like just the right amount of Mandy, resulting a psychedelically sensuous and driving album characteristic of the sincerity and allusive impressionism that's long been key to his work, but rarely so thizzingly effusive. Hypnotic highlights such as "Wizard Upholstery" and "Teenage Scream Dreamer" recall Stakker's early techno prototypes, while "New Ogre" and the cubist-electro of "Warm Woods" shimmy like Richard H. Kirk in NYC. Yoghurt weaving, proto-Goa trance shares dancing room with the gnostic bleeps of "Wizard Upholstery", and the slow burn swing of "Totally Coral Reef" and "Koln Alone" properly nail a hair-kissing, head massage-worthy techno-hippy vibe that's been conspicuous by its absence from contemporary floors -- especially for anyone old to remember how it used to be. The deeply charming results amount to the most diverse, techno-spirited, and pop-friendly work in StabUdown's singular catalog, serving to lend a lush new horizon to Jimmy Donadio's previously furrowed rave outlook, and in a way comparable with everyone from NWAQ and DJ Sprinkles and Not Waving. Art by Guy Featherstone. Master and cut at Dubplates & Mastering.
DOWNWARDS (UK)
LIN 081EP
PRICE: $16.50
CAT #: LIN 081EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
GREBENSTEIN & SEEFRIED Raging Tender 12"
The mercurial, industrial pop fetishism of Raging Tender forms the third and most impressive EP from producer Jan Grebenstein and vocalist Christine Seefried. "Raging Tender" zips up fanged arps and needle-toothed hi-hats under Christine's close mic'd vocal with hypnotic poise and force, before "Breathe" diffuses and unlocks that anaerobic tension with tantric 808 rhythms. "Arab Icon" raises the heart rate again with jarringly atonal electronics and an unyielding rhythmic grip, while "Body Electric" speak to the duo's most prurient desires, with Christine's opiated, any-hole's-a-goal mantra of "I Sing The Body Electric" set to knackered, bummed-out pads and oozing bass.
EXTREME EATING (UK)
EATING 001B-LP
PRICE: $21.00
CAT #: EATING 001B-LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
SLEAFORD MODS Eton Alive (Green Vinyl) LP
LP version. Green vinyl. Sleaford Mods are one of the most important, politically charged and thought-provoking duos currently making their mark on the UK music scene and beyond. They are now poised to release their fifth studio album entitled Eton Alive. The new album, which features 12 new tracks from the prolific artists, was recorded in Nottingham. The record will be the first release on Jason and Andrew's newly formed label Extreme Eating and their first album since parting ways with Rough Trade Records."Eton Alive speaks for itself really. Here we are once again in the middle of another elitist plan being digested slowly as we wait to be turned into faeces once more. Some already are, some are dead and the rest of us erode in the belly of prehistoric ideology which depending on our abilities and willingness, assigns to each of us varying levels of comfort that range from horrible to reasonably acceptable, based on contribution. So after the digestive system of the Nobles rejects our inedible bones we exit the Arse of Rule, we fall into the toilet again and at the mercy of whatever policies are holding order in the shit pipe of this tatty civilisation. It is here our flesh regenerates as we rattle into another form, ready, and ripe for order". --Jason Williamson on Eton Alive
EATING 001CD
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: EATING 001CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
SLEAFORD MODS Eton Alive CD
Sleaford Mods are one of the most important, politically charged and thought-provoking duos currently making their mark on the UK music scene and beyond. They are now poised to release their fifth studio album entitled Eton Alive. The new album, which features 12 new tracks from the prolific artists, was recorded in Nottingham. The record will be the first release on Jason and Andrew's newly formed label Extreme Eating and their first album since parting ways with Rough Trade Records."Eton Alive speaks for itself really. Here we are once again in the middle of another elitist plan being digested slowly as we wait to be turned into faeces once more. Some already are, some are dead and the rest of us erode in the belly of prehistoric ideology which depending on our abilities and willingness, assigns to each of us varying levels of comfort that range from horrible to reasonably acceptable, based on contribution. So after the digestive system of the Nobles rejects our inedible bones we exit the Arse of Rule, we fall into the toilet again and at the mercy of whatever policies are holding order in the shit pipe of this tatty civilisation. It is here our flesh regenerates as we rattle into another form, ready, and ripe for order". --Jason Williamson on Eton Alive
FABRIC (UK)
FABRIC 201LP
PRICE: $34.00
CAT #: FABRIC 201LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
BONOBO Fabric Presents Bonobo 2LP
Double-LP version. Ushering in an exciting new era for the label, nightclub, and mix series, Bonobo opens the Fabric Presents series. His highly textural aesthetic translates into an ethos that looks to introduce a more open musical palette for the label. His mix features "Roach" from his rare pop-up alias Barakas and employs multi-instrumental arrangements in this 74 minutes of house, techno, electronica, and breakbeat. Features ten exclusive or unreleased tracks, including two from Bonobo and one from his Barakas alias. Bonobo's first official mix release since LateNightTales in 2013 and follows on from the world-wide success of Migration in 2017. Also features Poté, Alex Kassian, Âme, Durante, Dark Sky & Afriquoi, Olsen, O'Flynn, TSHA, Will Saul, Titeknots, Dan Kye, R. Lyle, Rhone, Laurent Garnier, Throwing Snow, Nepa Allstar, DJ Seinfeld, Earth Trax & Newborn JR, Annjet, and John Beltran.
FOURTH DIMENSION (UK)
FD 112CD
PRICE: $12.50
CAT #: FD 112CD
FILE UNDER: ROCK
GAD WHIP Post Internet Blues CD
Post Internet Blues is UK group Gad Whip's latest album, following several low-key cassette albums released since 2014, plus the four tracks that constitute 2017's limited edition In A Room EP. Gad Whip blend avant-garde sensibilities with a contemporary take on the place where D.I.Y. culture meets post-punk, hints of deconstructed garage rock and interstellar voyaging through sweat-drenched waking dreams. Immediate, powerful, confounding and kept in place by wry, sometimes observational, vocals that recall Jason Williamson and Mark E. Smith.
FUTURE VISION RECORDS
FVW 008EP
PRICE: $17.50
CAT #: FVW 008EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
SADEEK, TKUMAH I Will Be There/Til I See The Light 12"
Absolute heavyweight 12" written by Ron Trent and Tkumah Sadeek. Includes a remix of the much in demand "I Will Be There" by Joe Claussell.
HONEST JON'S RECORDS (UK)
HJP 078EP
PRICE: $18.00
CAT #: HJP 078EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
HALO, LAUREL In Situ 2x12"
Repressed; double 12" version. Spherical collections of stars form around black holes in situ; that is, locally to their cosmic neighborhoods. It is said that future space colonization will rely on sourcing supplies in situ. Construction in situ uses raw materials at the site: colossal sculptures such as Naqsh-e Rustam, the Leshan Giant Buddha, and Mount Rushmore were built in this fashion. Wild, organic machine grooves, with a mind's eye on naked treetops and an early sunset. Melody breathes out from dubwise fx, percussion by turns sinewy and floating, sub blasts and stripped synth arrangements. Keys on air. Spacious, witty, melancholic, deadly.
HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
HOS 602LP
PRICE: $22.00
CAT #: HOS 602LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
LINEKRAFT Engineering Analysis of Inner Death LP
Linekraft is the premier industrial performance unit arising from today's contemporary Japanese underworld. Although active in the industrial stratosphere for many years, Linekraft has quickly developed a reputation as the leading industrial act from Japan through a series of stark, violent, and nihilistic live actions. The roots of these activities surround the lost tradition of "metal junks", a succession of organized and disorganized physical strikes on various oil drums and canisters with long and short metal bars. This existential scrapyard is sped up, slowed down and stained through tape manipulation and layered, replayed, cut apart and reversed in psychic torment of old school analog processes. From this Kafka-esque cage of uninhabitable obstacles an alien and dehumanized voice of pure oscillations cries out equally in anger and despair. Resembling moments of Pacific 231 live recordings from the early 80's. Engineering Analysis of Inner Death is the first full length for Linekraft and it shows he has arrived on record with the same atmosphere of his brilliant performances in the flesh. For fans of Esplendor Geometrico, Vivenza and White Hospital. Deluxe vellum sleeve; clear vinyl.
ITALIC (GERMANY)
ITA 086RM-LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: ITA 086RM-LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
KREIDLER Mosaik 2014 (10th Anniversary Reissue) LP
Kreidler celebrate the tenth anniversary of their groundbreaking 2009 album, Mosaik 2014, with a remastered edition. Mosaik 2014 -- that's how it is meant to sound. Arrangements that feel right, without it being possible to map everything out, because all of the lines are woven together so intricately, and because the album was recorded mainly in a week of live sessions. Above all, this record has more: more rhythm, drums, percussion; more keyboards, better yet synthesizers that are immediate and cannot be turned away, sounds that demand something and yet retain great mystery; more off-kilter loops and more electrical storms. But it is all there to serve the same purpose: to make this the best Kreidler album of all Kreidler albums. There is a directness, and things come to the point while still leaving enough free space. There is longing, solace, fulfillment. In other words, big emotions. Features an updated track list; printed inner sleeve; 140 gram, white vinyl.
JAZZLINE/PÖ (GERMANY)
N 78063LP
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: N 78063LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
TIMELESS ALLSTARS At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1982 2LP
Double-LP version. 180 gram vinyl; Gatefold sleeve. Initially, the name Timeless Allstars was meant literally -- the music produced by this ensemble should be timeless -- one should be able to listen to it again and again throughout the years, independently from the prevailing zeitgeist. All the artists who came together to form this artist name have proven -- over decades in different bands -- that they were masters of the "mainstream"-sound of jazz: the saxophonist Harold Land, the trombonist Curtis Fuller, and Bobby Hutcherson on the vibraphone; they were accompanied by a rhythm section which was always more than just that -- with Cedar Walton at the piano, the bassist Buster Williams, and Billy Higgins, one of the most outstanding drummers of jazz. The title is absolutely right: they were "All Stars" -- true masters in their respective fields. Personnel: Curtis Fuller - trombone; Harold Land - tenor saxophone; Cedar Walton - piano; Bobby Hutcherson - vibraphone; Buster Williams - bass; Billy Higggins - drums. Recorded April 5, 1982 at Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg, Germany; Recorded by NDR Hamburg. Features extended liner notes in English and German by Michael Laages.
N 78064LP
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: N 78064LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
LOUISIANA RED At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1977 2LP
Double LP version. 180 gram vinyl; gatefold sleeve. Blues at Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall. Louisiana Red was one of the most famous blues guitarists, known for his unique style. By the way, the stage name "Louisiana Red" (there have been other names as well) refers to a hot sauce customary in the delta-state of Mississippi. Customary, just as the extremely archaic blues of which Louisiana Red has always been a paradigmatic representative; this was also the case on that particular evening in June 1977, when he, the blues import from across the Atlantic, was alone on stage of "Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall" in Hamburg-Eppendorf, accompanied only by his guitar and his mouth-organ. This legendary concert is one of the highlights of the Onkel Pö series. Recorded on June 14, 1977 at Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg, Germany; Recorded by NDR Hamburg. Features extended liner notes in English and German by Michael Laages.
N 80012BR
PRICE: $14.50
CAT #: N 80012BR
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
PETERSON TRIO, OSCAR 1961 Cologne Gurzenich Concert Hall BLU-RAY AUDIO
Blu-Ray Audio version. Region free. The Oscar Peterson Trio's 1961 Cologne Gurzenich Concert Hall presents an original master concert recording from the 11th of April 1961, performed in Cologne, Germany at the Gürzenich Concert Hall. Previously unreleased, until 2010, as a release in the WDR: The Cologne Broadcasts series, Jazzline presents it here with composer credits and liner notes by journalist and radio host Karsten Mützelfeldt in English and German. Many experts believe the trio of Oscar Peterson, with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen was the pianist's best group; it existed for six years between 1959 and 1965. The concert itself was part of the Konzert Für Die Jugend series, part of activity on the part of WDR to introduce selected artists to German adolescents. The other group performing that day was the Orchester Kurt Edelhagen, and the idea was to create a lasting enthusiasm among young people and to foster future jazz aficionados. Mastered by Thomas Sehringer at WDR Studio TBR 91.
JAZZMAN RECORDS (UK)
JAZZ45 004EP
PRICE: $11.00
CAT #: JAZZ45 004EP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
SKOV ORBIT, SOREN Orbit Bound/NV 7"
The Orbit was founded in 2016 by Danish saxophonist Soren Lyhne Skov and pianist Peder Vind. The two had been playing together for over a decade in various groups inspired by Afrobeat and Ethio jazz. The ominous "Orbit Bound" is centered around the figure played by the bass clarinet. The time is 9/8 and with the sound of the bass clarinet you might get a Balkan feel. "NV" is a tribute to the North Western borough of Copenhagen, which is a multi-ethnic and partly still ungentrified part of Copenhagen. Edition of 600.
JHERI TRACKS (IRELAND)
JT7X12
PRICE: $14.50
CAT #: JT7X12
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
SIAS May 1932/Of Cotton 12"
Rough, rugged, and raw techno two-tracker from Dublin producer Sias on his return to Jheri Tracks. Kicking off with "May 1932" -- a screeching, relentless funk-driven jam backed with the offbeat electronics of "Of Cotton" -- a trippy, skittish techno headnodder.
KOKO MUSIC (UK)
KKM 001LP
PRICE: $31.00
CAT #: KKM 001LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
BEY, ANDY Shades Of Bey 2LP
"Introducing a new label, Koko Music, founded in West London by a long time friend of ours. Their first release: 'Allegedly Coltrane's favourite singer, Andy Bey recorded as vocalist for Max Roach ('Members, Don't Git Weary'), Horace Silver ('Won't You Open Up Your Senses'), Gary Bartz ('Celestial Blues') and Stanley Clarke in the late sixties/early seventies. He released one solo album and then disappeared from view for 20 years, resurfacing in the nineties. This 1998 album showcases his four-octave range, the intimacy of love songs and raw power of the blues on a mixture of standards ('Pretty Girl', 'Some Other Time'), Latin ('O Cantador', 'Drume Negrita'), modern (Nick Drake's 'River Man'), and a couple of original tunes. Available for the first time on vinyl, cut at 45rpm, it features Andy on vocals and on piano, with appearances from Gary Bartz and Geri Allen.'"
LOCAL ACTION (UK)
LOC 015CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: LOC 015CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
DAWN new breed CD
Following her acclaimed trilogy of solo albums, electronic R&B innovator DAWN (formerly Dawn Richard) returns with new breed, a new album-length project that dates back to her upbringing in New Orleans, taking in the city's rich traditions and musical heritage. After releasing an initial taste of the album through the slow burning R&B of "jealousy", today sees DAWN drop the album's second single and title track. A self-produced return to the electronically-focused sonics of her previous solo work, new breed is an authoritative stamp on the genre in her own unique fashion. Set across ten tracks, the album provides the most intimate portrait of DAWN's life so far, harking back to her years growing up in New Orleans and paying tribute to the city's culture, sights and sounds. Presenting a duality between the more soulful sounds of the city's more traditional forms of R&B and DAWN's own innovative brand of electronic sonics, new breed sees DAWN at her most eclectic, drawing on a wide range of influences and, alongside contributions from the likes of Cole M.G.N (Christine & The Queens, Ariel Pink), Kaveh Rastegar (John Legend, Sia), and Hudson Mohawke, has been largely self-produced. Driven by innovations in tech as well as music, in 2016 DAWN became the first ever artist to perform live in 360 degrees on YouTube, partnered with Wired for the release of an award-nominated virtual reality version of her single "Not Above That", and joined Adult Swim as a curator and designer. Her last album Redemption (LOC 010CD/LP, 2017) went top 5 in the Billboard Dance Charts, and saw her subsequently collaborate with Dirty Projectors, Kimbra, and Mumdance on a series of singles. Live, Dawn has spent the Autumn of 2019 touring with her former Danity Kane band-mates as well as Kimbra, and performed at Adult Swim's festival. With new breed, DAWN has further set herself apart as one of R&B's true iconoclasts, merging styles and metamorphosing them to her own style to create one of the most important, culturally relevant projects of recent times. Increasingly carving her own lane in the landscape of contemporary music, DAWN is writing her own legend; one that those after her have no choice but to follow.
M>O>S RECORDINGS (NETHERLANDS)
MOS 025EP
PRICE: $14.50
CAT #: MOS 025EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
ASOK Better Dead Than Alien 12"
M>O>S Recordings kick off 2019 with Better Dead Than Alien, a new EP from ASOK. The Liverpool, UK artist releases his first on the label since 2015. The title track is a twitchy and futuristic bit of house with glistening and distorted textures, "Find A Way: has a rubbery bassline and old school rave breaks, and "Many Locations" is a bumping bit of deep Detroit house with a real sense of serenity. Closer "Baal" ends in the heavens, with celestial ambiance, spinning hi-hats, and broken beats all sounding delicate yet dynamic as rasping bass ties everything together.
MINDTRIP MUSIC (GERMANY)
MINDTRIP 020LP
PRICE: $26.50
CAT #: MINDTRIP 020LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
PFIRTER The Empty Space 2LP
Pushing his sound further into leftfield-leaning horizons and textured atmospheric reliefs, Pfirter's highly-anticipated debut long-player, The Empty Space, finds the Argentinian-born, Barcelona-based producer steering across shape-shifting sonic rapids with poise and panache. Inspired by a fractal of elements including physics, sci-fi and Lovecraftian flicks, amongst many other things, The Empty Space is a record that revolves around the experience of the voyage itself rather than the destination, throbbing with a vital pulse that acutely transcends all categories and genres, as Pfirter adroitly recombines techno's DNA into something truly and definitely his own. From the false quiet of gloomy lakeshores and riverbanks to post-industrial cityscapes, through barren no-go zones and tiny basements packed to the rafters, welcome into Pfirter's personal "empty space". This is MindTrip Music! Includes download code.
MONKEYTOWN (GERMANY)
MONKEY 096CD
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: MONKEY 096CD
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
MODESELEKTOR Who Else CD
Who Else is the new album by Modeselektor. It has been in the works for two years and was made within a month. It's a record offering essential Modeselektor, a record formed by experience, self-confidence, and the usual madness. It raises a question and answers it straight away. Who Else is yet another counteraction to boredom and formulaic approaches. Hear Modeselektor casually kicking against the pricks. Somebody's gotta do it. Who else? Technical knowledge and craftsmanship have improved their creative process, but in the studio they are driven by the same old things. It's the quest for the beat they haven't made yet, the eternal hunt for the perfect mix. No bass drum sounds like the other on this record, no snare repeats itself in a different track. Each hi-hat is tailor-made, no synth sound recycled on another occasion. This isn't one of those predictable techno records, and that's what makes it such an effort: the endless search for new sounds while always bearing in mind that less is more. Who Else represents the sound of Berlin in all its ambivalence. Lead single "Wealth" is a hip-hop track featuring London grime artist Flohio. "WMF Love Song" pays tribute to the long-gone formative Berlin club, but who could call these relentless UK vibes nostalgic? Estonian rapper Tommy Cash parties on the crunchy and playful "Who", Otto von Schirach lends his screams to the dark industrial techno of "I Am Your God". And there's many other tracks that show Modeselektor rambling, raving, experimenting, or just enjoying themselves. Is all of this considered hot and valuable by dance industry standards? Doesn't matter, they don't play by these rules too much. Who Else is a record freed from outside pressure, only driven by a personal ambition to once more put out a great album. CD version comes in six-panel, digisleeve and printed inner sleeve.
MONKEY 096DLXLP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: MONKEY 096DLXLP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
MODESELEKTOR Who Else (Picture Disc) PIC. DISC
LP version. Limited edition picture disc; gatefold sleeve; includes printed inner sleeve and inlay poster. Who Else is the new album by Modeselektor. It has been in the works for two years and was made within a month. It's a record offering essential Modeselektor, a record formed by experience, self-confidence, and the usual madness. It raises a question and answers it straight away. Who Else is yet another counteraction to boredom and formulaic approaches. Hear Modeselektor casually kicking against the pricks. Somebody's gotta do it. Who else? Technical knowledge and craftsmanship have improved their creative process, but in the studio they are driven by the same old things. It's the quest for the beat they haven't made yet, the eternal hunt for the perfect mix. No bass drum sounds like the other on this record, no snare repeats itself in a different track. Each hi-hat is tailor-made, no synth sound recycled on another occasion. This isn't one of those predictable techno records, and that's what makes it such an effort: the endless search for new sounds while always bearing in mind that less is more. Who Else represents the sound of Berlin in all its ambivalence. Lead single "Wealth" is a hip-hop track featuring London grime artist Flohio. "WMF Love Song" pays tribute to the long-gone formative Berlin club, but who could call these relentless UK vibes nostalgic? Estonian rapper Tommy Cash parties on the crunchy and playful "Who", Otto von Schirach lends his screams to the dark industrial techno of "I Am Your God". And there's many other tracks that show Modeselektor rambling, raving, experimenting, or just enjoying themselves. Is all of this considered hot and valuable by dance industry standards? Doesn't matter, they don't play by these rules too much. Who Else is a record freed from outside pressure, only driven by a personal ambition to once more put out a great album.
MONKEY 096LP
PRICE: $21.00
CAT #: MONKEY 096LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
MODESELEKTOR Who Else LP
LP version. Printed inner sleeve. Who Else is the new album by Modeselektor. It has been in the works for two years and was made within a month. It's a record offering essential Modeselektor, a record formed by experience, self-confidence, and the usual madness. It raises a question and answers it straight away. Who Else is yet another counteraction to boredom and formulaic approaches. Hear Modeselektor casually kicking against the pricks. Somebody's gotta do it. Who else? Technical knowledge and craftsmanship have improved their creative process, but in the studio they are driven by the same old things. It's the quest for the beat they haven't made yet, the eternal hunt for the perfect mix. No bass drum sounds like the other on this record, no snare repeats itself in a different track. Each hi-hat is tailor-made, no synth sound recycled on another occasion. This isn't one of those predictable techno records, and that's what makes it such an effort: the endless search for new sounds while always bearing in mind that less is more. Who Else represents the sound of Berlin in all its ambivalence. Lead single "Wealth" is a hip-hop track featuring London grime artist Flohio. "WMF Love Song" pays tribute to the long-gone formative Berlin club, but who could call these relentless UK vibes nostalgic? Estonian rapper Tommy Cash parties on the crunchy and playful "Who", Otto von Schirach lends his screams to the dark industrial techno of "I Am Your God". And there's many other tracks that show Modeselektor rambling, raving, experimenting, or just enjoying themselves. Is all of this considered hot and valuable by dance industry standards? Doesn't matter, they don't play by these rules too much. Who Else is a record freed from outside pressure, only driven by a personal ambition to once more put out a great album.
MUNA MUSIK (GERMANY)
MUNAMUSIK 009EP
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: MUNAMUSIK 009EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
VA Muna Musik 009 12"
With "Enclosure", queen of the deep techno Anja Schneider brings a warm melodic and groovy techno track that reflects her style of music. A new face on the imprint, Alexander Aurel, is a rising star from Frankfurt. He played a spontaneous six-hours set with Muna Musik's resident Mathias Kaden at Tanzhaus West and left behind "Johnnys Voice". Longtime Muna Musik friend Wareika offer their track "Propaganda" which was produced in a freaky and deep way. Micha Klang, the master of Club Rakete in Nürnberg, sent a wonderful deep dub techno track that goes inside your mind.
NEW INFO (NETHERLANDS)
NIOT 12X1R
PRICE: $15.50
CAT #: NIOT 12X1R
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
OT TO NOT TO It Loved To Happen (Remixes) 12"
Ot To Not To is the experimental RnB recording project of Virginia natives Ian Mugerwa and Noah Smith -- these are the remixes! In 2016, Mugerwa released the first Ot To Not To LP Goshen (OP 044LP, 2016) through Nicolas Jaar's Other People imprint. Forthcoming LP It Loved To Happen is preceded by this remix 12" featuring abstract interpretations of tracks by Xiu Xiu, Carlos Nino, Ben Chatwin, and Machinefabriek.
NOW-AGAIN
NA 5159LP
PRICE: $100.00
CAT #: NA 5159LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
THOMAS, BUBBHA & THE LIGHTMEN Creative Music: The Complete Works 8LP
Limited bundled edition, 100 copies made. "Revolutionary, spiritual jazz bandleader, drummer, and activist from Houston. This is the definitive box set of his four classic albums with his Lightmen band, each mastered from the original tapes, expanded with bonus tracks and alternate mixes. Bubbha Thomas had toured America with R&B revues, served as a session musician for Peacock and Back Beat Records, and played straight ahead jazz with legends before the political and social upheaval of the late 1960s led him to a path first charted by Coltrane. His first set of self-issued albums predated the deep-set, maverick jazz issued by the likes of Tribe and Strata East and were a harbinger of best of the 1970s jazz underground. Over the course of the decade, he contributed to a collective voice of resistance to the musical and cultural status quo that is just beginning to be understood. Each album contains 2LPs and comes with a download card for WAV files, and footage of live performances included. Booklet detailing Thomas and his band's remarkable trajectory also included in the set. Album details below. Includes: Free As You Wanna Be, Fancy Pants, Energy Control Center, and Country Fried Chicken."
OTHER PEOPLE
OP 050LP
PRICE: $25.00
CAT #: OP 050LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
VTGNIKE Steals LP
Vtgnike is Danil Avramov, born in Vladimir, Russia. "Started actively making music in 2010 after moving to Moscow. After releasing couple of EPs under different monikers, got a few Vtgnike DIY CDs (one of those probably got into Nico's ears in NY) and I've got the beautiful Dubna LP on Other People (OP 004CD/LP, 2014) (yes really still think it's a great record) and few months after its release, I got in jail because of drug charges dated in 2009. Long story here. I'm 100% on weed legalization and decriminalization of other drugs in a logically gentle and mentally stable society (and the world is not equal, it's diverse and I respect all non-violent cultures :-) Got free in 2016 (thanks to everyone involved and Nico) and got another album with a Gostzvuk fam. I am a proud resident of NII club. In producing, I've been switching music genres all my life -- electronic music that has a flow in it, doesn't need to be glued to any specific range of bpm, etc."
PEACH DISCS (UK)
PEACH 006EP
PRICE: $14.50
CAT #: PEACH 006EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
CELESTE & HODGE, SHANTI Soba Dance 12"
Shanti Celeste returns to Peach Discs in 2019, teaming up good friend Hodge for the label's first release of 2019. The three tracks that make up the Soba Dance EP showcase the best of both producer's styles -- from the galloping rhythm and misty pads of the title track to the propulsive momentum of "Alulu" and the trippy, somber slide of "Pips", it's a record that finds Shanti and Hodge teasing out new ideas together while retaining that dancefloor magic. Artwork by Shanti Celeste and new label co-owner Gramrcy.
RUSH HOUR (NETHERLANDS)
RH RSS24-EP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: RH RSS24-EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
KLEIN & MBO The MBO Theme 12"
The '80s Italo disco/proto-house classic "The MBO Theme" by the mighty Klein & MBO. Comes with a heavy South African version on the flip. "The MBO Theme" (1983) has been a dancefloor favorite since decades, created by Mario Boncaldo and Tony Carrasco, legendary Italian/US duo Klein & MBO. The rare version on the flip is created by a South-African band called Warrior.
SECOND STATE AUDIO (GERMANY)
SNDST 058EP
PRICE: $12.00
CAT #: SNDST 058EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
MADONNA, LUIGI Enfant Terrible EP 12"
Second State Audio turn to Luigi Madonna who comes in with two fresh and furious tracks of dancefloor demolition, and Pan-Pot rework each one. "Enfant Terrible' commences the onslaught as fierce percussion and climactic synths crescendo into a wild array of brilliant sonics before Pan-Pot twist the original elements into their signature four-to-the-floor mayhem. For "Fontaine Chaude", Madonna embraces the acid as wild resonance balances perfectly between call-and-response antics of vocals and percussion. For this remix, Pan-Pot dive deep into the ether and deliver a revision that takes the intensity of the original and construct a gorgeous venture.
SHARP-FLAT RECORDS (SOUTH AFRICA)
SF 004EP
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: SF 004EP
FILE UNDER: WORLD
TATA It's A Mess 12"
Two sizzling South African boogie tracks from Kabasa's Tata Sibeko. A killer producer, arranger and bass wizard, Tata channels the gloomy current affairs landscape of 1985 into a glimmering Afro-synth nugget. Tata Sibeko dropped "It's A Mess" in 1985, addressing the world's Cold War climate with an appeal to "learn to love each other" and "save ourselves from catastrophe". The B-side "Afro Breakdance" marked the evolution of Tata's Afro-global sensibilities from "Afro Funkin'" that had appeared five years earlier on Kabasa's self-titled debut in 1980.
SHELTER PRESS (FRANCE)
SHELTER 099LP
PRICE: $27.50
CAT #: SHELTER 099LP
FILE UNDER: EXPERIMENTAL
KESZLER, ELI Stadium 2LP
2019 repress. Double LP version, in reverse board-printed inners and double-width spine jacket. New York-based artist Eli Keszler is at the apex of his career. This year alone he's had a solo exhibition in the UK, performed with Laurel Halo, collaborated with author László Krasznahorkai, taught experimental composition and performance in the Pyrenees, and toured with Oneohtrix Point Never. Stadium is his new album for Shelter Press. As his ninth solo record, Stadium reflects his move from Brooklyn to Manhattan, where he produced the album. The constant motion and ever-changing landscapes of the island helped him modify and shape his sound into a new kind of film noir. There is a startling amount of expression at play on each track, where intersections of melody, restraint and rhythm are used to challenge the idea of memory, impression and space. Keszler is often mistaken for an electronic musician, but in fact his sounds are raw and natural, produced by hand. His performance with drumset and acoustic percussion are central to his work. He produces almost impossible textures through self-realized methodologies: cascading melodies, a shadow of voices, and a unique pointillist materiality. Although playing with the intensity of digitally-created music, his communications are done live with no processing; this is what gives Stadium its depth and warmth. On Stadium, Keszler uses lived experience to realize the most wide-ranging sound he's created to date, drawing out textures from overlapping geographies and transforming these recordings into starting points for composition. He then builds on these environments to create subliminal spaces for his music, which is pushed to new levels with string and brass arrangements. Is this the "stadium" referred to in the title: a larger network of sound and bodies moving continually, oscillating and turning in on itself? Keszler has explored these ideas before with notable projects such as his Manhattan Bridge installation Archway (2015) Stadium takes these long-running ideas to new depths. Keszler states: "The recordings on Stadium are inverted. They are landscapes scaled for the singular, like a mass collecting in one arena, this music compresses city spaces, genre and instrumentalism into an amorphous form. On the record, there are ruptures of information and happenstance. Like a game, it could go any number of ways."
SPECTRES 001BK
PRICE: $20.00
CAT #: SPECTRES 001BK
FILE UNDER: Misc
SPECTRES Composing Listening Book
Published with the support of INA GRM. Composing Listening features texts by: Félicia Atkinson, François Bayle, François J. Bonnet, Drew Daniel, Brunhild Ferrari, Beatriz Ferreyra, Stephen O'Malley, Jim O'Rourke, Eliane Radigue, Régis Renouard Larivière, Espen Sommer Eide, Daniel Teruggi, Chris Watson. This book has been conceived as both a prism and a manual. Following the "traditional" arc of electroacoustic composition (listen-record-compose-deploy-feel), each of the contributions collected together here focuses in on a personal aspect, a fragment of that thrilling territory that is sonic and musical experimentation. Although the term "experimental music" may now have be understood as referring to a genre, or even a particular style, we ought to hold on to the original use of this term, which was based more on an approach than on any particular aesthetic line to be followed. The experimental is first and foremost a spirit, the spirit of the exploration of unknown territories, a spirit of invention which sees musical composition more as a voyage into uncertain territories than as a self-assured approach working safe within the bosom of fully mapped out and recognized lands. 228 pp; thread-sewn softcover; one color offset; Size: 135x200cm; Language(s): French, English.
SOUND OF VAST (NETHERLANDS)
SOV 015EP
PRICE: $12.00
CAT #: SOV 015EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
RED PIG FLOWER Thought Crime EP (Incl. Wareika Remix) 12"
Red Pig Flower's Though Crime EP is conceptually based around George Orwell's classic novel, 1984, backed with a remix from Perlon trio Wareika. "Thought Crime" opens with murky atmospheric textures, skippy hat patterns, and shuffled organic drums grooves. "No Fear" follows, laying focus on a bumpy drum groove, modulating synth swells, ethereal tension-building pads, and a sub bass groove. Wareika rework "Thought Crime" -- the trio shine light on chuggy bass grooves and jazz-tinged, ever-unfolding drums. "Since 1984" is an interlude of bubbling arpeggios, dreamy piano melodies, and swirling, dubbed-out echoes.
SQUIRRELS ON FILM
SOF 004EP
PRICE: $14.50
CAT #: SOF 004EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
ITS OWN INFINITE FLOWER The Plumes Of Love (Are Black!) 12"
Malfunctioning speakers and digital dreamscapes, Squirrels On Film's fourth release explores the outer reaches of techno with impolite, reckless abandon. Psychedelic sound explorer Its Own Infinite Flower unleashes his first official release,The Plumes Of Love (Are Black!) After contributing a track to 2017's Air Texture V compilation (AIR 005CD), this four-track EP of abstract tech-noise brings the sounds Its Own Infinite Flower refined in the basements and warehouses of the Bay Area's underground music scene to the wider world.
STAUBGOLD (GERMANY)
STAUB 148LP
PRICE: $23.00
CAT #: STAUB 148LP
FILE UNDER: JAZZ
VA Modern Jazz Dance Classics Volume One: Compiled by Jeff The Fish 2LP
For some time now in the continual hunt for new DJ material to play in the jazz scene, Staubgold have been coming across great tracks by current artists that are often only available on digital or CD format, and have been cutting dubplates so the label can play them in jazz dance gigs. Modern Jazz Dance Classics aims to provide DJs with this new music on vinyl and thus inject new music into the jazz dance scene. Following a discussion between Jeff The Fish and Markus at the Staubgold record label in Germany, Staubgold created a new sub-label MJDC to do this, and here they are, with the first collection of some of these tracks that have gone down well in sets across Europe from various Fish events in France including the legendary "Fish Party" in Perpignan, to Genis Worksong's "Cool Fingers" in Barcelona, and Melody Nelson's "Home and Abroad" sessions in Hamburg and Hanover in Germany and more in between. If you are a DJ, hopefully you will find some of these tracks indispensable in your set, and if you are a collector, hopefully you will find this a great listen and addition to your collection. There are tracks from all over the world carefully selected to make a great set and selection. Features Bill Laurance, Hajime Yoshizawa, Khari Cabral & Jiva, Cro Magnon Jin, Maurice Brown, Yusuke Shima, Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo, Lovely Day, Johnaye Kendrick, Novox, Volunteered Slaves, Michele Villari, The Art Eixample of Canigo, The Ricky-Tick Big Band and Julkinen Sana, and TRI4TH.
STAUB 150LP
PRICE: $18.00
CAT #: STAUB 150LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
KLANGWART Bogota LP+CD
The "Elder Statesmen of Neo-Krautrock": Electro-duo Klangwart was thought-provokingly labeled as such by an inventive music journalist when presenting their previous album Transit, which was named, among others, Record of the Year in the "Avant-Rock" section of The Wire's 2016 Critics Poll (STAUB 133CD/LP, 2016). The tag responds to an understandable attempt at finding a category for one of the most singular phenomena of the electronic music scene. It might be more passing to call them the "Under-Statesmen", as minimalism and understatement are key elements of the Klangwart project, founded more than 20 years ago by musician and author Timo Reuber and DJ and Staubgold label manager, Markus Detmer. Every few years, seemingly coming out of nowhere, the duo releases a consistently critically-acclaimed Klangwart album, give a couple of concerts, and disappear once again. This might sound of harakiri, as it contradicts all common rules of the music market. But behind it lies a profound longing for veracious expression on the border between avant-garde and entertainment. In 2014, Klangwart traveled to the Colombian capital in order to record the material for Bogotá with protagonists of the local music scene: Damián Ponce (drums), César Quevedo (bass) and Eblis Álvarez (violoncello), members of The Meridian Brothers, and singers Juanita and Valentina Áñez Rothmann, aka Las Áñez. The result is Klangwart's trademark sound permeated by a Latin American pulse and pitch. Collectively improvised and recorded in a matter of days, the raw material was later edited and mixed by Reuber at the Inkiek-Studio in Cologne. Joseph Suchy added guitar overdubs and mastered the album. At all times unpredictable, exciting, and surprising, Bogotá is the latest milestone in Klangwart's ongoing musical journey. Includes CD.
STROOM (BELGIUM)
STREP 023LP
PRICE: $29.00
CAT #: STREP 023LP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
RUINS Occasional Visits LP
Stroom's valentine special for 2019. "Lovely" electro/wave from Venice, Italy (1981-1984). The second to last decade of the 20th century was flourishing in its full glory with uncompromising decisions and emergence of new genres to experiment with. Several years before the boom of the '80s is when Alessandro Pizzin got involved with the creation of Ruins and was later joined by Piergiuseppe Ciranna in the fluctuating group constitution. After several alterations in the group it didn't take long until their duo came together in an attempt to make the first wave twist towards experimenting with electronic sounds. In the frame of the birthtime of many new branches of musical subdivision, the artists fused their intentions and virtuosity to base the centerpiece of their prospective electro sound.
THE PRESS GROUP (GERMANY)
TPG 005EP
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: TPG 005EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
ZLYKH, SASHA Lie To Your Mom 12"
For Lie To Your Mom, The Press Group hand the reins over to up-and-coming Ukrainian producer Sasha Zlykh, delivering his debut 12". Clocking in with a quartet of club-oriented weapons and off-road house-y pumpers that shall bring dancefloors to a slow but steady simmer, the Kyiv-based producer blends in an avalanche of breaks-strewn rhythms, bleepy melodies and reshuffled UK bass patterns to create his own distinctive hybrids, halfway straight dance functionality and non-formulaic experimentality.
TRAFFIC
TEG 75506LP
PRICE: $21.00
CAT #: TEG 75506LP
FILE UNDER: HIPHOP
DEL THA FUNKY HOMOSAPIEN No Need for Alarm 2LP
2019 repress. "After breaking out of the Bay Area underground scene in the early '90s Del the Funkee Homosapien made a radical turn with his sophomore release, 1993's No Need for Alarm. Casting aside the familiar G-funk vibe of his debut, perhaps as No Need was produced without the involvement of his cousin Ice Cube, he moved into a jazzier -- some would say more East Coast -- direction on this project. The verbal content on No Need shifted as well, moving away from comic interludes and towards a focus on battle raps. No Need for Alarm was produced with his Oakland based Hieroglyphics Crew with Domino, A-Plus, and Casual all contributing beats making the record one of the three 'Hiero Golden Age' releases (along with Souls of Mischief's '93 til Infinity and Casual's Fear Itself)."
WATERGATE RECORDS (GERMANY)
WG 055EP
PRICE: $14.00
CAT #: WG 055EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
BUTCH Hijacking 12"
The one-and-only Butch graces the label with two stellar cuts. "Bepsi" kicks things off with organic percussion where groove reigns supreme and an ethnic vocal sample provides the lead creating the perfect balance of sincerity and humor only Butch himself could pull off. The second tune; "Yallah" takes cues from the previous but cranks up the pace and infuses indigenous instruments and energetic atmospherics to create a wild ride. A remix of "Bepsi" from a hot new face; wAFF and Butch's own dub version of "Yallah" forging an undeniably strong bundle of modern dance floor antics.
WAX LOVE (ITALY)
WLV 82107LP
PRICE: $17.50
CAT #: WLV 82107LP
FILE UNDER: ROCK
CHARLES & BETTY CARTER, RAY Ray Charles And Betty Carter LP
Wax Love present a reissue of Ray Charles And Betty Carter, originally released in 1961. Recorded in a couple of days in June 1961 in Hollywood, this fine album documents the historical meeting between genius Ray Charles and the wonderful Betty Carter, one of the greatest female jazz singers of all times. A powerful duet combination with Ray's deep-sweet tone in almost sensual relation with Carter's highly pitched and energetic vocals. The two literally fly on top of a series of sophisticated string arrangements and some highly swinging big band charts. Among the players are some of Ray's close collaborators such as reed men Hank Crawford and David "Fathead" Newman.
WE PLAY HOUSE (BELGIUM)
WPH TEN9-EP
PRICE: $12.00
CAT #: WPH TEN9-EP
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC
ZAHRAN, ADHAM The Midnight Tower E?P? 10"
Adham Zahran, Egyptian DJ and producer, provides of some of the deepest grooves ever to arrive at We Play House HQ. On his debut EP for WPH, Zahran presents two pieces of divine house music that ooze soul and musicianship. "The Midnight Tower" will go straight to your hips with it infectious piano hook whereas "Disco Infinite" is a subtle disco-fied bass affair that would sit well next to classic Theo Parrish or Moodymann stuff.
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