SPOTLIGHT 553

23/08/2016 16:38

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE

 

GOOD MORNING TV - GOOD MORNING TV (12"/REQUIEM POUR UN MUS)

Good Morning TV is an exciting band hailing from Paris. This EP contains four ambitious pop songs with a very unique eerie vibe, a stunning production and great melodies. Limited to 300 copies, this release will please fans of Melody's Echo Chamber, Broadcast, Tame Impala, Connan Mockasin, Pond, Beach House, Deerhunter, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Ariel Pink.

AGE OF MAN - ABOUT TIME (BLACK) (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

AGE OF MAN are an El Dorado-based fuzzy-bluesrock trio. With their debut full length 'About Time' the trio shows all their talents: lots of catchy riffs, great vocals plus solid, heavy, driving rhythm. Their thick and muddy brand of blues-steeped guitar rock is reminiscent of a simpler time, stripped of modern musical conventions and cleverly re-imagined from its very core. BLACK vinyl version.

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KINGS OF FROG ISLAND - IV (BLACK) (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

THE KINGS OF FROG ISLAND draw on a collective passion for cult movie soundtracks, mammoth riffs and high times. Stashed full of heavy psych rock and fragile laments to love, life and the eternal sleep. Come take a trip to tight stonerrock combined with amazing psychedelic touches. Limited on BLACK vinyl on 180 grams and in a gatefold sleeve.

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KUPARILINNA - KUPARILINNA (LP/PALATSI)

Kuparilinna was formed in 2014 in Helsinki. The band plays '60s inspired pre-psychedelic pop, influenced particularly by '60s and '70s folkrock from Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. Whether you like '60s folk music, psychedelic pop or alternative rock, this s/t album is an enjoyable affair.

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OF THE HORIZON - OF THE HORIZON (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

The three piece OF THE HORIZON from L.A. brings the listener crushing low end, heavily fuzzed out guitar, precise and intense drumming and melodically droning vocals and transports you on a sonic journey through the soundscape of open valleys and high mountains- complete with fuzzed-out grooves, massive and sonorous riffs finely detailed with swells of volume and feeling and all with a trance-inducing psychedelic edge.

WIGHT - (BLACK) LOVE IS NOT ONLY WHAT YOU KNOW (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

Wight carefully craft fusion rock sound and incorporates influences from artists as diverse as The Beatles, Parliament/Funkadelic and Mahavishnu Orchestra. Throw in some African rhythms and sounds along the lines of Osibisa, and the sun will rise even in the coldest and darkest places. Wight know how to fan the flames of excitement in the listener and make their audience dance, sing along and indulge in their epic compositions at the same time. Presented on BLACK vinyl. 

 

GARAGE PUNK/ROCK & ROLL

 

ENTRACTE TWIST - CHRISTINE YOUNG/VITESSE CONSTANTE (7"/CROQUE MACADAM)

Entracte Twist is a fierce French punk-rock band playing sharp and well written songs. The band manages to enclose the deviance of the Velvet Underground, the driving angular guitars of The Modern Lovers and the dandyism of Marie Et Les Garçons. This is the band's debut single, containing two appealing songs. Limited to 350 copies.

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CHARLES IN THE KITCHEN - SLICE, COOK, TASTE, THRILL (LP/DIVISION)

Charles In The Kitchen was founded in early 2011. They play a furious blend of old school rock'n'roll mixed with some garage vibe and hi-energy blues. On their second album, they're pushing the boundaries of variety much further, and propose a full journey through modern rock'n'roll. Slip from powerful rock to dark ambiance jazz blues, through melancholic ballads and swingy anthems.

FADEAWAYS - TEENAGE HITSVILLE (LP/SOUNDFLAT)

Here comes one true hit-record! Wild garage-punk from Tokyo, Japan. They released a handful of 7-inches and split-singles, but these guys are especially popular for their fantastic live-shows. Thanks to their debut-album you can now experience this Japanese craziness in your own livingroom. SIDE A: 1. That Girl 2. Busy Body 3. Stuck-Up Girl 4. Chicago 5. Misfit You 6. Shut Your Mouth SIDE B: 1. Steppin' Outta 2. What A Girl Can't Do 3. No More Lies 4. Ain't Got No Your Love 5. Lou Lou 6. She Never Tell

PAIN DIMENSION - EMPTY ROOM (LP/REQUIEM POUR UN MUS)

'Empty Room' is packed with some of the nastiest and hottest garage tunes to come out of France in recent history. From the jangly psychedelic anthem 'Empty Room' to the frenzy synth-punk of 'Your Last Request', Pain Dimension epitomizes the sound of a disillusioned generation that since its birth has only known crisis. This music is suitable for fans of a.o. Nirvana, Fuzz, Ty Segall, Black Sabbath, Loop, A Place To Bury Strangers and Ausmuteants. Limited to 300 LP's.

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PAINT FUMES - (BLACK) IF IT AIN'T PAINT FUMES... (LP/GET HIP)

...IT AIN'T WORTH A HUFF!' - The second album by this outrageous North Carolina-based garage punk band. This is the follow-up to the band's smokin' debut on Slovenly Records! Limited to 300 copies on 150-GRAM BLACK VINYL.

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TYRANNAMEN - TYRANNAMEN (LP/STATIC SHOCK)

After five years of playing gigs Melbourne's Tyrannamen (who also feature members of Twerps and Whipper in their ranks) finally released their debut album on Cool Death Records but that pressing sold out instantly so Static Shock decided to do the honourable thing and keep this instant classic in print. The album is just 23 minutes long but every minute is worth the admission price alone. The album starts with calling card 'I Can't Read Your Mind' which is full of ramshackle yet instantly catchy punk rock but with a soulful and rock'n'roll underbelly. It sits somewhere between Alex Chilton, Royal Headache and Irish power pop kings The Moondogs. Your jaw will drop and your feet start moving.

WILD RACCOON - HALF PINE CONE (LP/HOWLIN' BANANA)

"Many a garage-psych band knocks out the same song ten times in a row, calls it an album and then repeats the trick for its follow-up. Not the ever-literal Mr. Raton Sauvage of Wild Raccoon. Hes a one-man band and that means he can do whatever he wants, which on 'Half Pine Cone', the successor to last years Mount Break, translates into pushing his DIY fuzz, jaunty jangles and stomping hooks on into more overtly experimental and psychedelic spaces." ~[sic] Magazine 

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GARAGE/BEAT/PSYCH/MOD

 

MAGGIE'S MARSHMALLOWS - (BLACK) THE MAGGIE'S MARSHMALLOWS (LP/GET HIP)

Recorded and produced by Jim Diamond, this is the debut-album by a garage-punk trio from Prague (Czech Republic). The raw and wild female vocals are reminiscent of The Brood and other '60s girl garage bands, and there's a really cool surf-tinged guitar sound too. This edition on 150-GRAM BLACK VINYL is limited to 200 copies.

VIV AND THE SECT - THIS WILL PASS (BLACK) (LP/GET HIP)

Here's the debut-album by an outstanding garage-psych band from Mexico City! The album's raw, edgy, dark sound and the intensity of its songs (all originals!) are reminiscent of those early garage punk bands found on 'Back From The Grave', 'Teenage Shutdown' and other '60s compilations. However, the band's outstanding songwriting skills have even more in common with '60s West Coast garage-psych legends s.a. (early) Love, The Music Machine and Electric Prunes. This edition on 150-gram BLACK VINYL is limited to 200 copies.

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PUNK/HARDCORE

 

COLD MEAT - JIMMY'S LIPSTICK (7"/STATIC SHOCK)

Cold Meat from Perth, Australia bring you four tracks of snotty, snarky feminist punk which takes cues from somewhere in between The Electric Eels and The Nixe, as well as contemporary London punk. Although, really, this is just raw terse punk played with aggression and despair. You can feel years of anger and frustration condensed down into a four track/nine minute fuck you to toxic relationships, subjection and self doubt.

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MYSTIC INANE - EPS OF M/I (LP/LA VIDA ES UN MUS)

Nine track LP collection including Mystic Inane's three out of print previous seven inches. Freaked out Flipper meets Rudimentary Peni acid punk from New Orleans who channels the weird vibes of earlier Saccharine Trust and battles them against modern distorted hardcore creating a hybrid soundtrack to a bad trip. Whether it is accidental or on purpose Mystic Inane are as confusing as they are exciting.

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METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

 

BUZZARD - SONIC RENAISSANCE (BLACK) (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

BUZZARD is a down-tuned juggernaut of heavy riffs, groovy beats and a melodic low end. Leaving no stone unturned, BUZZARD will carry the torch of rock and roll and reintroduce metal fans to the power of the riff! F.f.o. Down, Kyuss, Fu Manchu, Queens Of The Stone Age and Black Sabbath.

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HAIR OF THE DOG - THE SIREN'S SONG (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

HAIR OF THE DOG, a riff-laden heavy rock trio from Edinburgh, Scotland and is a tight, energetic outfit that has been jamming, writing and performing for over fifteen years now.

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HORNSS - TELEPATH (LP/STB)

Limited to 20 copies on 180 grams HOT PINK vinyl with UV gloss spot and exclusive artwork. HORNSS terurn with their sophomore full length album 'Telepath'. Ofcourse This threesome haul their inspiration from Hawkwind, Black Sabbath, St. Vitus and Pentagram but as well they really know how to capture the true "Desert" sound with the energu of a Punk band.

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WELL, THE - PAGAN SCIENCE (BLACK) (LP/RIDING EASY)

The impressive crux of 'Pagan Science', the sophomore album by Austin trio The Well, is that it's a multiplicity of itself. From the band's dual male/female vocals to the transcendently timeless sounds and erudite lyrical themes, 'Pagan Science' is crystalline in its complexity and clarity at the same time. The Well walks an intriguing line between authentic early '70s doom/heavy psych and the more frayed-edge-of-sanity weirdness of their hometown's legendary noise rock scene, whilst also splicing in shades of chamber choir vocals, occult rock and dark folk.

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ORION - BUILDERS OF COSMOS (CD/TAXI DRIVER)

Orion is a heavy stoner band from Italy featuring Matteo Signanini (Woodwall) on guitar and voice, Andrea Ricci (formerly Mexican Mud and Peawees) on guitar, Richard Silvaggio (formerly Mexican Mud) on bass and Pietro Virgilio (formerly Army Of Angry Youth) on drums. 'Builders Of Cosmos' is full of groovy heavy stoner rock riffs, fit for fans of Goatsnake, Kyuss and Sleep.

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SONIC WOLVES - BEFORE THE END COMES (CD/TAXI DRIVER)

The sound of Sonic Wolves is an infusion of heavy and dirty rock, with elements of metal and psychedelia permeating each song. These hungry wolves take rock to a louder and nastier level.

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ROCK/POP/WAVE

 

CANNANES - A LOVE AFFAIR WITH NATURE (PD) (LP/CHAPTER)

Reissued on a PICTURE DISC LP, here's the Aussie pop legends' second album including a plethora of unreleased and rare recordings (in the vein of the early material that was reissued on the 'Witchetty Pole' LP). A download card is included.

MINIMAL MAN - THE SHROUD OF (LP/BURKA FOR EVERYBODY)

A vinyl-reissue of debut-album by San Francisco-based art punk/no wave band Minimal Man, originally released in 1981 on Subterranean. "The Minimal Man sound is relentlessly dark and aggressive, with cheap synthesizers and drum machines, jagged guitar and occasional shrieks of saxophone all purposely pushed into the red, creating a dissonant blanket of treble-heavy distortion. Patrick Miller's vocals are unmodulated and flat, his lyrics nihilistic, each line echoplexed, doubled or otherwise mutated into a synthetic oblivion. Chugging sequencers spit out fuzzy non-melodies as Miller cultivates his Kafkaesque persona, full of anxiety, angst and existential dread. With lyrics that indicate an adolescent fascination with Philip K. Dick, William S. Burroughs and J.G. Ballard, Miller creates a cinematic ambience of high-contrast black and white, like a German expressionist filmmaker let loose in a recording studio." ~Brainwashed.

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PROFIL - PROFIL (PD) (LP/GENETIC MUSIC)

PICTURE DISC LP! 'Profil' was originally released on the Welt-Rekord label in 1982. Due to the hits 'Berühren' and 'Ich Liebe Dich' it has become a milestone in the German NDW genre.

 

JAZZ/AVANT GARDE

 

STANKO, TOMASZ -& ADAM MAKOWICZ- -UNIT- - TOMASZ STANKO & ADAM MAKOWICZ UNIT (LP/B-FREE)

Tomasz Stanko was considered the first free-jazz trumpeter in Europe. He debuted at the end of the 1950s in Krakow, joined the Krzysztof Komeda's quintet in the 1960s, and then recorded a masterpiece of European jazz, the album 'Astigmatic'. In the early 1970s he was part of the international free jazz scene and performed at major European festivals with his Tomasz Stanko Quintet. In the 1980s Stanko played with Cecil Taylor and led his own bands that incorporated reggae, Latin, electronic and rap influences. This album, unavailable for 40 years, is now remastered for optimal sound.

STANKO, TOMASZ -QUINTET- - JAZZMESSAGE FROM POLAND (LP/B-FREE)

Tomasz Stanko was considered the first free-jazz trumpeter in Europe. He debuted at the end of the 1950s in Krakow, joined the Krzysztof Komeda's quintet in the 1960s, and then recorded a masterpiece of European jazz, the album 'Astigmatic'. In the early 1970s he was part of the international free jazz scene and performed at major European festivals with his Tomasz Stanko Quintet. In the 1980s Stanko played with Cecil Taylor and led his own bands that incorporated reggae, Latin, electronic and rap influences. This album, recorded live in West Germany and unavailable for 40 years, is now remastered for optimal sound.

SUN RA/MERZBOW - STRANGE CITY (LP/COLD SPRING)

Officially licensed from Irwin Chusid of the Sun Ra estate, Cold Spring's Justin Mitchell negotiated rare and unreleased tracks from the Sun Ra archive to be remixed and treated by Masami Akita. The tracks incorporate the jazz power of Sun Ra, carried into brutal excess by the legendary Japanese artist Merzbow. This edition comes on 180-GRAM VINYL and includes a download code. Please note that both formats (CD and LP) contain completely different music! SIDE 1: 1. Granular Jazz Part 1 (17:50) SIDE 2: 1. Granular Jazz Part 3 (13:22) 2. Granular Jazz Part 4 (5:05)

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