SPOTLIGHT 566

29/11/2016 15:11

Welcome to the Spot Light! Check out our new psychedelic, kraut, prog, space rock, experimental, soul, disco, funk, jazz, garage, soundtracks, acid folk, doom and metal records!

 

PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE

 

AMPS FOR CHRIST - PLAINS OF ALLUVIAL (LP/WATER WING)

On vinyl, this is the first ever reissue of the 1995 debut-cassette from Amps For Christ. Featuring Henry Barnes, formerly of Man Is The Bastard, the Amps' music combines folk, hc and noise. Limited to 500 copies.

BORRACHO - ATACAMA (BLACK) (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

Limited edition of 200 copies on BLACK VINYL in a gatefold cover. BORRACHO is a three-piece heavy rock band from Washington, DC. On the trio's sophomore album, 'Atacama', we hear a band that continues to focus on song construction and memorable melodies. This is heavy, classic, old school stoner rock.

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BURIED FEATHER - MIND OF THE SWARM (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

Limited to 200 copies on BLACK VINYL. BURIED FEATHER is a four-piece psychedelic rock band from Melbourne, Australia. The group's sophomore album 'Mind Of The Swarm' throws up some interesting surprises, with druggy rave-ups and dark, synth-driven slow jams sitting alongside the fuzzy rock tunes. THis album is recommended if you like f.i. Dead Meadow, Spacemen 3 and Endless Boogie.

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CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL - IS SATAN REAL? (BLACK) (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

Limited edition of 100 copies on BLACK VINYL, packaged in a gatefold cover. CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL delivers a psychedelic rock opera which references the big riff swagger of Led Zeppelin at its peacocking peak, the bluesy flair and organ swirl of Deep Purple, and the theatrical pomp of a sweat-soaked and gasping Meat Loaf. However, this is not just a classic rock throwback, as it sits easily along more modern fare, f.i. like the grizzled jams of Black Mountain.

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GREEN PAJAMAS - TO THE END OF THE SEA (LP/SUGARBUSH)

The 33rd album by Seattle's post-psychedelic pop group The Green Pajamas! For this album, head-Pajama Jeff Kelly returned to his roots, re-embracing his love of 1960s pop. Featuring sound effects, backwards guitars, lots of vocal harmonies, violin, cello and more, this work reminds of albums s.a. 'Strung Behind The Sun' and 'All Clues Lead To Meagan's Bed'. Limited to only 350 copies.

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HANGABOUTS - ILLUSTRATED BIRD (LP/SUGARBUSH)

The album 'Illustrated Bird' by the Hangabouts presents the gentle psych-pop side of Detroit, a city usually associated with gritty urban toughness. This edition is limited to only 300 copies on see-through orange vinyl.

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JULY - RESURRECTION (LP/PSYCHOTRON)

At last! The 2013 album from this great psychedelic band finally appears on vinyl. The LP comes with remastered sound and has a slightly different track listing than the CD-issue. Oh yeah, you also get a newly designed sleeve! In case you're not familar with this English group: July recorded a truly legendary psych pop/rock LP for Major Minor Records in 1968.

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ORESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE - VISIONS OF... (BLACK/2LP) (LP/SPACE ROCK)

DOUBLE-LP on BLACK VINYL. Edition of 200 sets. The third release resulting from the Scandinavian spacerockers' fruitful 2014 studio session. TRACKS: 1. Visions Of... Part 1 (22:26) 2. Visions Of... Part 2 (19:17) 3. Above The Corner (16.17) 4. Piece Of Seven (8:35) 5. Around The Corner (11:02)

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SHE TAMES CHAOS - OH FAIR FATHER WHERE ART THOU? (LP/G.O.D. RECORDS)

She Tames Chaos features singer/songwriter Evi Hassapides Watson (Echo Tattoo, No Man's Land). The band's leftfield pop is characterized by vintage overtones, progressive undertones, noise, disturbed psychedelia and dream rock, smudged soul and modulated folk. A much worth while release!

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URGES - TIME WILL PASS (LP/MERSOL MUSIC)

The 2016 album by Dublin psychedelic legends The Urges on vinyl. "Sophisticated, well-written, and perfectly layered rock'n'roll that flows effortlessly from baroque pop to '60s garage to full psychedelia." ~POW Magazine 28-09-2016.

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PSYCH/PROG/FOLK

 

COXHILL, LOL - EAR OF BEHOLDER (2LP) (LP/RADIATION DELUX)

'Ear Of Beholder' is one of the most beguiling and adventurous records of the 1970s, which says a lot as that musical decade was marked by groundbreaking creativity! Originally released in 1971 on John Peel's Dandelion label, Lol Coxhill's sprawling double album debut is an avant-garde jazz masterstroke that features Robert Wyatt and much of the Whole World group, Kevin Ayers' backing band at the time (of which Lol was a member). Ranging from straight up feedback to reworkings of standards, outdoor recordings to spoken word, improvisation to vaudeville, 'Ear Of Beholder' covers more ground in two platters than most artists do in a lifetime. Difficult, adventurous listening from one of British jazz's most brilliant innovators!

 

GARAGE/BEAT/PSYCH/MOD

 

GALILEO 7 - THE COMPLETE LIVE-O-GRAPHIC SESSION (LP/FOOLS PARADISE)

'The Complete Live-O-Graphic Session' offers twelve revved up, incendiary, near-live versions of previously released songs! The live backing tracks were burned out by the MK3 line-up of The Galileo 7 in one frantic hour, hemmed in by the mechanical clutter and ephemera of a working lithographic press, ignoring thumping headaches induced by a toxic combination of chemical vapours and extreme volume levels, but high on the alchemic rock'n'roll fumes of a spontaneous, unplanned recording session! This LP version contains two tracks more than the 'Live-O-Graphic' CD version.

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VARIOUS - WHO WILL BUY THESE WONDERFUL EVILS, VOL. 5 (LP/WOAH DAD!)

Another volume of what is known as "The Pebbles series of Sweden". Expect another great selection of rare tracks from the Swedish scene, 1967-1973, this time entirely made up of Beatles-covers with lyrics in Swedish. Corny, cool and sweet! The innersleeve contains Beatles photos and the insert contains extensive track information. Limited to 500 copies. SIDE 1: 1. Staffan Aherhall - Runt Vår Frusna Värld 2. Tonny Lindberg - När Jag Får Pension 3. Johnny - Åh Kära 4. Laila Kinnunen - En Helt Vanlig Dag 5. Carli Tornehave - Bungalo Bill 6. Mattis - Längtar Du Till Våren 7. Malta - Här Kommer Sol 8. Doris - Din Mamma Hon Minns SIDE 2: 1. Jan Jerry & Jurgen - Människan 2. Suzie & Mike - Obla-Di-Obla-Da 3. Ulf Brunnberg - När Kommer Du? 4. Rospiggarna - Hej, Fröken Sommar 5. Beatmakers - Om Du Blott Är Kär 6. Jörgens - Vår, Nu Är Det Vår 7. Kicki Oscarsson - Du Mäste Glömma Det Som Var 8. Boforsarna - Överallt

 

PUNK/HARDCORE

 

URANIUM CLUB - ALL OF THEM NATURALS (LP/STATIC SHOCK)

'All Of Them Naturals' brings you a collection of new songs that sound exactly like Wire and exactly like Devo and exactly like the Randoms and exactly like Total Control and exactly like the Shitty Limits and exactly like Eddy Current and exactly like The Fall without Mark E. Smith's languidness. It's like the Sex Pistols misfiring.

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ROCK/POP/WAVE

 

BLUE CRIME - SUBMARINE (7"/BRONSON RECORDI)

Wonderful, psychedelic dreampop from Amsterdam. This single is limited to 500 copies on pink wax.

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METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

 

OLIVERI, NICK - (BLACK) N.O. HITS AT ALL, VOL. 1 (LP/HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS)

Volume 1 of a series featuring bands with Nick Oliveri on vocals. Edition on BLACK VINYL. SIDE 1: 1. Komatsu - Lockdown 2. Death Acoustic - Anything And Everything 3. Winnebago Deal - Revenge SIDE 2: 1. Svetlanas - Speedfreak 2. Death Acoustic - Time To Think/Surf & Destroy 3. Ken Pustelnik's Groundhogs - Eccentric Man

YEAR OF THE COBRA - ...IN THE SHADOWS BELOW (LP/STB)

Limited to 175 copies on MAROON COLOURED VINYL. The debut-album by the Seattle-based doom duo YEAR OF THE COBRA. '...In The Shadows Below' is an 8-song opus that weaves a magical spell of doom based psych/stoner riffs. There also are a few moments of heavy sludge based riffs to prove that Year Of The Cobra knows how to create a thunderous atmosphere.

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AFRO/BEAT/DESERT BLUES

 

AMAS - GRILL (LP/PMG)

For all ya Afro freaks out there, here's a reissue of a highly rated 1981 Afrofunk LP from Nigerian artist Amas. 'Grill' originally appeared on the Phonodisk label. Articulate, cultured and classy, Gbubemi Amas' 'Grill' is proof that in the '80s Nigeria was producing a class of boogie funk that was as sophisticated as anywhere else in the world.

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KEMFA, JOE - JUNGLE JUICE (LP/PMG)

Here's a reissue of a fine funk/soul/disco LP from Nigeria. The album was originally released by Afrodisia Records in 1978. Hailing from Warra in Nigeria's Delta region, Joe Kemfa made his name with The Junkers and the Don Bruce Band. He recorded a few singles with Larry Ifedioranma from Ofo The Rock Company before disappearing to Europe. He returned in 1978 with two Germans in tow and, together with Cameroonian drummer Ali Ringo, they formed Aura, Joe's backing band on 'Jungle Juice'.

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MIGHTY FLAMES - METALIK FUNK BAND (LP/PMG)

Featuring an energetic mixture of Afrobeat, Afroboogie, funk and disco, this 1978 album from Nigeria (originally out on Foss Sound) now at last gets its deserved reissue. The Mighty Flames were a crack bunch of Cameroonian musicians, drawn to Nigeria by the heavy funk sounds booming across the border like musical moths. For a short time in the late seventies they owned Port Harcourt, destroying dancefloors with an incendiary sound that burned so heavily that it was phosphorescent.

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ROCK TOWN EXPRESS - ROCK TOWN EXPRESS (LP/PMG)

What we have here is a reissue of a truly exciting Afrobeat and psych-funk album from Nigeria. This self-titled work by Rock Town Express was originally released in 1977 by Awoko Records. There was a time in the 1970s when the best band in the Nigeria was actually from Cameroon. Rock Town Express, formed out of the ashes of Wrinkar Experience by Yaoundé boys Edjo'o Jacques Racine and Ginger Forcha, hit it hard, hit it loud and hit it funky. The horror of the Biafran War weighs heavily on Rock Town Express. The guitars wail, the horns parp and the synths swirls in a maelstrom of pain and anger.

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SIR WAZIRI OSHOMAH & HIS TRADITIONAL SOUND MAKERS - SIR WAZIRI OSHOMAH & HIS TRADITIONAL SOUND MAKERS (LP/SUPERFLY)

A reissue of the fabulous 1980 album by this jaw-dropping highlife act from Nigeria. This sounds like nothing else. Limited to 1.000 copies, the LP comes in a quality Japanese sleeve and includes liner notes by Uchenna Ikone.

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THOMAS, PAT -& EBO TAYLOR- - SWEETER THAN HONEY, CALYPSO "MAHUNO"... (LP/PMG)

...AND HIGH LIFES CELEBRATION' - Originally released by Pan African Records in 1980, this collaborational album between two giants of African popular music now sees a welcome reissue. In 1980, Thomas and Taylor met up again in London and recorded this album. Composed and arranged by Ebo Taylor and burnished by Pat Thomas' honeyed vocals, the album is a mix of highlife, calypso, funk, jazz, soul and pop.

 

EXPERIMENTAL/SOUND ART

 

ANAL MAGIC & REV. DWIGHT FRIZZELL - BEYOND THE BLACK CRACK (LP/PARADIGM DISCS)

'Beyond The Black Crack' was the concept of Reverend Dwight Frizzell, a musician, film maker, doctor of Metaphysics and minister in the Universal Church of Life. It remains a little known classic, and one of the most unique listening experiences in modern experimental music. Recorded between 1974 and 1976 in locations as diverse as factories, the pyramid opposite Harry Truman's grave site and more 'conventional' concert settings. The music provides a dark, dizzying and exhilarating journey through free jazz, electronics and environmental sound, all shattered by Frizzell's radical tape editing. This 40th anniversary LP reissue was remastered from the tapes, includes a 4-page booklet with photos from the time, and was pressed in a numbered edition of 500 copies.

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MOORE, ANTHONY -& THE MISSING PRESENT BAND- - THE PRESENT IS MISSING (LP/A-MUSIK)

Wonderful live recordings of former Henry Cow and Slapp Happy-member ANTHONY MOORE and The Missing Present Band, performing in Cologne in late 2015. In a surround-sound melee of songs, soundscapes and electrickery, time is sonified in an affectionate tribute to Laika, Belka, Strelka and the rest of their canine comrades who gazed into the heart of our galaxy.

 

WORLD MUSIC/ETHNIC

 

BANTEAY AMPIL BAND - CAMBODIAN LIBERATION SONGS (LP/AKUPHONE)

Originally released in 1983 and now available as a reissue, 'Cambodian Liberation Songs' is a painful call from forgotten resistance fighters. The Banteay Ampil Band was founded in the Ampil refugee camp near the Thai border. The musicians and female singers, who had hidden their talents during the Khmer Rouge regime, gathered around composer and violinist Oum Dara to engage in a new struggle: the resistance. The album binds together the golden age of Khmer music from the 1960s with the traditional repertoire and the context of the members' daily troubles. The band went to Singapore to record 'Cambodian Liberation Songs', the only record of the Khmer People's National Liberation Front. This expanded reissue includes liner notes, exclusive photos, a postcard and a download code.

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LATIN/BRAZILIAN/CUMBIA

 

PEREZ, RAY - PHIDIAS PRESENTA A RAY PEREZ Y SU MAE MAE (LP/SUPERFLY)

A gorgeous soulful Salsa record from one of the sweetest Venezuelan singers ever. Presented in a quality Japanese cover, this edition is limited to 1.000 copies. The liner notes were written by Roberto Ernesto Gyemant.

 

SOUNDTRACKS

 

MORRICONE, ENNIO - (BLACK) EAT IT (MANGIALA) O.S.T. (LP/CINEDELIC)

On BLACK VINYL, here's the notable score for a 1969 movie. The music was written by Morricone, conducted by Bruno Nicolai and features the choir I Cantori Moderni di Alessandro Alessandroni. The tracks alter between danceable, classical motives and romanticism with a touch of bossa nova. The compositions personificate the psychological and environmental alienation and paradox that mark the plot of the film. There is also a sense of disturbing and abstract experimentalism that make this soundtrack unique. The LP is presented in a sturdy, hand-glued cover with a folder insert featuring photos from the movie.

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REVERBERI, GIANFRANCO - RITI, MAGIE NERE E SEGRETE ORGE NEL TRECENTO O.S.T (LP/CINEDELIC)

Pressed on on bi-coloured red-blue vinyl, here's the score to a truly mad and weird exploitation euro-erotic-horror cult movie, directed in 1971 by Renato Polselli (Ralph Brown) and released in 1973. The score encapsulates all the typical sound characteristics of the "scary music" of the '70s, adding plenty of madness, experimentation and psychedelia. This edition is released in a limited edition of 666 numbered copies in thick heavy gatefold covers with embossed flames. A digital download code is included.

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