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The Lee Van Cleef project started as a joke at the end of 2015 and is the result of long jam sessions featuring guitarist Marco Adamo (La Polvere di Bodélé), drummer Guido Minervini (Efesto, Lamarck) and bassist Pietro La Tegolas (Whiskeycold Winter). Influenced by bands such as Earthless, Black Bombaim and Harsh Toke (to name a few), their first work 'Holy Smoke' was recorded, mixed and mastered in the Godfather studio in Naples. The artwork was done by Robin Gnista. This edition is limited to 350 copies on 180-GRAM BLACK VINYL.
'Out Of The Darkness' tells the story of Imma, a young goddess trapped in the Rounded Forest because she threatened the supremacy of Moloch on the World of Men. Initiated by the Snake King and the animals of the forest, she will find joy, wisdom and compassion but also magic, trickery and illusion, the astral secrets and the science of Numbers. At the end of her initiation, she will be knighted and guided to the Tree-Ear where she will cross the Darkness to re-enchant the world. The LP offers 14 illustrated songs inspired by the drawings of Wayne Anderson.
A reissue of the band's second album, originally released on CD only on Vélo Records in 2002. For those who have never heard Pugwash, here's a snippet from one of the hundreds of reviews the band has received: "Arranger Thomas Walsh doesn't like the term "powerpop" and has said that he considers Beatles comparisons to be "lazy", but it would be difficult to imagine that people who dig the powerpop genre or are aficionados of the Fab Four wouldn't be the ideal audience for Pugwash". Limited edition of 250 copies on ORANGE VINYL.
A wonderful vinyl reissue of this classic psychedelic masterpiece, originally released by Voxx Records in 1986. Full of superbly written (and performed) songs, 'Drop Of The Creature' is arguably the best and most authentic sounding work from the '80s psych revival. The LP is presented in a gatefold sleeve and includes two bonus tracks. Lyrics, John Fallon's recollections on the making of the album and rare photos are also included.
Here's a remastered vinyl reissue of the eponymous first album by a classically influenced (think Bach and Beethoven) krautrock outfit, originally issued in 1974 by the Spiegelei imprint. The music is full of angst, weird psychedelic elements, mind bending space rock moves and surprising twists, and will be of interest to fans of The Nice and Egg. The insert features a lot of rare photos.
This is the first official vinyl reissue of Gift's second LP 'Blue Apple', originally from 1974. For these sessions Gift added a keyboard player and a second guitarist. Still hard rocking, the music had become a lot more progressive, featuring wonderful guitar riffs and brilliant keyboard playing. The album is not your typical Krautrock offer, but rather British hard rock oriented with a typical German feel. The insert includes rare photos and the band story as told by guitarist Rainer Bauer. Remastered sound!
GARAGE PUNK/ROCK & ROLL
The Sticks' EP 'No Sustain' contains four tracks which feature the band's trademark frantic 'Messthetics' styled punk weirdness. Those into post-punk and new wave from the years 1979-1983 will love this release. The group really taps into that musical mindset really well, but also sounds refreshingly modern. And there even are psychedelic elements!
A reissue of the 1985 debut-album by one of the most important combos from the garage-punk revival of the '80s. This stuff is on par with the best that bands à la Chesterfield Kings, Lyres, Fuzztones and Nomads had to offer! SIDE 1: 1. Don't Come With Me 2. Get Along Girl 3. The Big Sound Goes Down 4. I Want Love 5. Every Night A New Surprise 6. 99th Floor 7. Blue Girl (Bad Roads) SIDE 2: 1. Night Of The Sadist 2. Yeah (the Alarm Clocks) 3. It's Hard 4. Nothing 5. My Time 6. When The Sun Refuses To Shine
Hailing from Seattle, WA this raucous five piece combines the raw energy of rock groups such as The Stooges and MC5 with influences from Pere Ubu and The Fall. The dual guitars of Jermaine Blair and Ricky Cloudon's blend nauseating psych and catchy garage, while bassist Erika Mayfeild and drummer Pete Capponi hammer on with a proto-punk stomp. All the while front man Kennedy Carda narrates the chaotic affair with a sense of boredom, confusion and nihilism.
Dig yet another floor filling volume delivered by DJ Jonathan Toubin! This gigantic set spells INSTANT PARTY whenever the rubber meets the road! TRACKS: 1. EDDY JACOBS - Friday Night Get-Together 2. THE STARRS - Ain't Got No Home 3. SQUATTY AND THE BOTTYS - Soul 4. SUGAR AND SWEET - Hands Out Of My Pockets 5. SAXIE RUSSELL - El Monkey 6. NAOMI BRADLEY - Fool In Love 7. RALPH AND THE PATTIE AND THE NATURALES - Popcorn 8. PIANO SLIM - Playin' Hookey 9. LIL GRAY - Are You Fooling 10. NELSON SANDERS - Mojo Man 11. MATT "TI" MADISON AND MINIT MEN - Don't Make Me Cry 12. GATEMOUTH BROWN - Summertime 13. THE ORIGINAL JAGUARS - Making Love Girl 14. DE VAURS - Boy In Mexico 15. JAMES RAY WITH HUTCH DAVIE ORCH - I Got My Mind Set On You 16. BOBBY MITCHELL - Well, I Done Got Over It
Houston's dark heavy rockers DOOMSTRESS release a limited edition single called 'Wicked Woman' in a run of 150 copies on purple/orange splatter wax.
Released in a limited run of 666 copies (333 on black wax, 333 red), here's a crushing 7-inch from the Canadian thrash metal masters. This is the BLACK VINYL version.
The long awaited vinyl reissue of this enigmatic '70s style hard rock private press record from 1983, buried by the sands of time! A real gem for fans of classic hard rock like Jethro Tull or Wishbone Ash, and even those into '70s epic metal and such mysterious obscurities as Legend ('From The Fjords') or guitar-driven southern rockers like The Outlaws. Hypnotic vocal hooks and a mystical atmosphere, mixing acoustic and electric guitars, lure you into this group's unmistakable hard rock sound and never let go. Limited to 300 copies on PURPLE VINYL.
Limited to 15 copies on black vinyl. 'On Through Portals' is a magical musical odyssey that is packed full of immense groove and riffs. Disenchanter, a hard-rocking power-trio, casts magical spells of doom and stoner metal that you won't easily forget. The album is a beautifully restrained work, full of passion, that is hard to match.
DISENCHANTER has created an album that moves back and forth between the various sub-genres of rock with ease. Part stoner, part heavy metal, part classic rock and knocking on the doors of doom and psych, 'Strange Creations' is diverse and magnificent. And as a bonus, the band's first EP 'Back To Earth' is included on Side-D.
Here's the second album by Lost In Kiev, a band from Paris. The group's progressive energy leads to oneiric epic post-rock while still emitting the massive energy of the genre. Influences include Russian Circles, Red Sparowes, Mogwai, 65daysofstatic, Cult Of Luna and Maybeshewill. This DOUBLE-LP on 180-GRAM coloured vinyl is pressed in a limited edition of 250 units.
Founded in 2002 as a one-man band featuring Carpathian artist Sergiy Fjordsson, Moloch delivers cold, misanthropic and desolate mid-tempo black metal, influenced by second wave artists like Burzum and early Darkthrone. 'Verwüstung' (German for Devastation) is a collection of 11 raw and stripped down songs with a minimalistic aggression that is enriched by a couple of synth-driven, meditative ambient tracks. 'Verwüstung' is definitely the most belligerant and riff powered chapter in Moloch's prolific discography yet. This edition on BLACK WAX is packaged in a luxurious black, white and gold heavyweight jacket with a printed inner sleeve and features previously unreleased tracks.
Limited edition of 150 COPIES ON BLACK VINYL. YOUNGBLOOD SUPERCULT is essentially a blues rock band, but to just label them as such wouldn't do the music justice. This band has left its own mark on the blues by enriching the genre with elements of psychedelia, doom, stoner and classic rock, and shaking all these parts up in one big cocktail of musical excellence. 'High Plains' is the group's second release.
APOSTLES (NIGERIA) - THE APOSTLES (LP/PMG)
The Apostles were disciples of a heavy kind of psychedelic soul/rock fusion. After The Funkees left for London, they stepped into the breach to become the champions of East Nigeria's flourishing post-war music scene. This album from 1976, containing a heavy mix of wailing guitar, swirling organ and James Brown-style vocals, became a fixture in every East Nigerian home.
By the mid 1970s in Nigeria, the Biafran War was a distant memory and the music scene in the eastern city of Aba was booming again. Bands such as The Funkees, The Wings and The Apostles grabbed the headlines, but the more interesting stuff was coming from smaller groups like the Friimen. The Friimen, or the Friimen Musik Company to use their official name, were influenced as much by pre-'Saturday Night Fever' Bee Gees as Jimi Hendrix and James Brown. Their album 'We Can Get it On' is a hybrid of West Coast ballads and dancefloor chuggers.
Jimi Lee was a Nigerian guitar god, famous for his incendiary lead breaks with Aktion and Monomono. Mona Finnih was one of Nigeria's first female band leaders who went off to the US and became a big deal in the New Jazz scene there. It should be no surprise then that when Jimi Lee and Monah Finnih got together in 1980 for 'A Stroll In The Moonlight', an Afro Jazz cosmic funk masterpiece was born.
Between producing countless albums, Goddy Oku (known as the Eastern Nigerian music scene's Mr Fixit) used his DIY skills and studio acumen to record 'One More Chance', a wonky, synth driven masterpiece that is funky and quaint in equal measures. It will bring a smile to your face and an irresistible urge to dance to your feet.
The least known name - but arguably one of the best bands - on Ben Ononkwo's Clover Sound label was The Visitors. For a short, sweet time between 1975 and 1978, The Visitors created the most righteous sounds in the east of Nigeria. We're talking deep Afro-funk with generous dollops of rock psych fuzz synth madness. 'My Good Friends', the second album, finds the group at the height of its powers. The musicianship throughout the album is extraordinary.
Death In June's second LP, 'Burial', was released in 1984. With its embossed cover, it raised the bar for top quality packaging, something that the band has since become well known for. The album features studio recordings on side A, including a reworking of 'All Alone In Her Nirvana' from the first album. Side B contains a live recording from a show at Clarendon Hotel in London that took place in October, 1983. The album was the last to feature the original trio line-up, as Tony Wakeford left the group shortly after. This reissue with remastered sound is limited to 1.000 copies on 200-gram black vinyl.
The work of Enrico Gabrielli (Calibro 35, P.J. Harvey, The Winstons, etc.) and that of Junkfood have crossed paths several times in the past in a variety of contexts and collaborations. But never have the two entities, so to speak, been under the same roof. 'Italian Masters' is an album dedicated to some of the greatest Italian composers of film scores. The result exceeds expectations, where the beautiful music of Umiliani, Morricone and Trovajoli are distorted and filtered by the sensitivity of the quintet, while maintaining their unmistakable identity. This is a real gem that is as much for the fanatics of film music as the newbies called to those shores by the sirens of Gabrielli and Junkfood.
Two amazing and mind-blowing gems (originally released individually in 1971 in ultra-limited editions) by American David H. Kimball (also going by the pseudonym of Peymont) and Riccardo A. Luciani (who, for contractual reasons, could not use his name). Another two tracks are composed by Serena Marega. Abstract, mysterious, evocative, experimental, futuristic and avant-psychedelic, 'Atmosfere' is a fascinating electro-acoustic, industrial, dreamy journey that stands out as one of the most original and unusual examples of Italian psychedelia.
The awaited vinyl edition of this imaginary soundtrack for videogames, previously only released on tape. The Orlando side is closer to Cornelius in terms of its invention and charm; the Tomaga side is a little more spacious, dubby and dronish. For an album it's a pretty irresistible combination. This LP is manufactured in a limited edition of 300 copies, presented with letterpress printed (green ink), black cardboard sleeves.
This is techno, yes, but not like techno as we know it. 'Vive L'Électricité De La Pansée Humaine' in places also reminds of James Holden, Four Tet, Joakim, Ivan Smagghe, Prins Thomas, Todd Terje, Harmonious Thelonious, or Africaine 80. Indeed, it's difficult to pin this music down. It's however clear that this work from Rubin Steiner is once again distinctive, marking another noteworthy step in the artist's evolution.
Third pressing of 300 copies on clear vinyl. The setting of a set of poems by Charles Baudelaire to electronic instrumentation and vocal treatments, as realized by ms. Ruth White in mid-1969. Creepy and dark vibes are emanating from within this record. Ms. white's possessed monotone-through-echoplex-through-VCLFO'ed-gate throughout is just bone-chilling, her howling synth and noise backdrops so perfectly capturing the "southern" essence of the text that it's hard to believe that these poems weren't conceived in the era they were realized here (the just pre-Altamont "downer" hippie zenith) but in fact in the middle of the 19th century. Limited to 500 copies. SIDE 1: 1. The Clock 3:00 2. Evening Harmony 4:02 3. Lover's Wine 2:57 4. Owls 2:45 5. Mists And Rains 2:06 SIDE 2: 1. The Irremediable 4:55 2. The Cat 3:27 3. Spleen 2:50 4. The Litanies Of Satan 6:50.
In the fall of 1987, Michel Redolfi hit the California desert to catch those hypothetical poly-sensorial desert tones. He visited the Mojave Desert, Death Valley and Palm Canyon, and returned with an extraordinary album of early electronic music, sparse and bright to express the crude light and the divine silences. SIDE 1: 1. Opening 2. Mojave Desert SIDE 2: 1. Death Valley 2. Palm Canyon
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