SPOTLIGHT 490

24/03/2015 16:24

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE

 

BURNING SAVIOURS - (BLACK) UNHOLY TALES FROM THE NORTH (LP/TRANSUBSTANS)

Black, vinyl version. 'Unholy Tales From The North' is Burning Saviours' fifth album. This is nothing new and revolutionary. This is just pure retro sounding doom. This album is a bit heavier than their earlier albums, but fear not, it still has that typical Burning Saviours sound to it. For fans of ELECTRIC WIZARD, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS, BLACK PYRAMID, etc.

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DESERT SUNS - DESERT SUNS (CLEAR) (LP/HEVISIKE)

Limited edition of 100 copies on CLEAR vinyl, including an A3 poster and 4 art postcards. San Diego's Desert Suns is a new band with an old school sound, with "Some of the doomiest riffs that would make one Mr. Iommi a very happy and proud person", according to Bill Goodman in his review of the Desert Suns' single 'Burning Temples'. With influences of stoner rock, doom metal, sludge, psychedelia and blues, you may expect a wide range of sounds!

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E GONE - ALL THE SUNS OF THE EARTH (LP/SUNRISE OCEAN BENDER)

Limited edition of 300 copies on white vinyl, presented with an embossed cover image and varnished designs on the gatefold sleeve. Also included are an MP3 download card and a silk-screened insert. "Banjos, sitars, raga and surf guitars and farfisa organ assail the sonic antennae and that's just track one, the outrageously wonderful 'Hexx'. Weird electronica follows in the barely corporeal form of 'The Drug Behind The Drug' while 'The Poor Of Heart' further confounds any attempt at pigeon-holing our artist with an emotive helping of folksy, acoustic balladry. Bewildering, indeed, and this is just the first three tracks... eccentric and quite compelling." ~Terrascope. "The music is refreshingly eclectic; electronica, Indian-influenced music, surf, and Sixteen Horsepower-esque Americana are all effortlessly combined, and that's just the first track. The album is so diverse it sounds more like a compilation than the work of one artist, but for those of us for whom the music itself is more important than its classification, there's a lot to like here." ~Bliss/Aquamarine.

SOUNDCLOUD

MOVEMENTS - LIKE ELEPHANTS 1 & 2 (2LP) (LP/SUNRISE OCEAN BENDER)

Limited edition of 300 copies. USA version including both of the band's LPs (released on Crusher Records) as a double-LP. "Refreshingly, the Movements' approach to psychedelia doesn't rely on layering their original sound with phasing, extreme levels of reverb and other studio trickery. Instead, they stretch themselves musically in a similar manner to a number of first generation psychedelicists." ~The Active Listener. "These two albums are undoubtedly meant to be heard as a pair. Together they roam through the best guitar music of the last few decades, blending their influences into something new, exciting, vibrant and just plain excellent." ~Terrascope. "'The Death Of John Hall D.Y.' which is one of a number of sun-dappled West Coast sounding tracks which, despite the subject matter, lifts the spirits in the sort of ways that The Byrds lift the spirits. " ~Backseat Mafia.

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STONER TRAIN - III (LP/NASONI)

Stoner Train is a band from Russia and 'III' features hot slide guitar riffs, rusty harmonica cries, badass demonic drum beats and crazy bear vocals.

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SULA BASSANA - KOSMONAUTS (2LP) (LP/DEEP DISTANCE)

Limited pressing of 500 copies on coloured vinyl only. A departure from the epic back catalogue of previous releases, this treads an alternate path to the stars, consisting of 4 sides of wax comprising 8 killer cuts of pulsing, trancelike electronics. A kosmische blend of motorik grooves and ambient trance. The "band" is pretty much a solo project for ELECTRIC MOON/ZONE SIX's Dave Schmidt, who wrote, recorded and produced everything himself on synths, sequencers and drum machines; with track titles decided upon as tip of the hat to some of Dave's sci-fi, b-movie heroes. The double LP set here extends upon the long sold Sulatron CD, by including 3 additional cuts unique to this vinyl pressing and comes dressed in the most beautiful Lulu Artwork sleeve, across 2 colours of vinyl. An absolute must for all fans of Schulze, Tangerine Dream, areas of the Cluster canon and latter day heroes like Panabrite, J.D. Emmanuel, Expo '70 etc.

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VIDUNDER - ORACLES AND PROPHETS (LP/CRUSHER)

Unlike before, all of Vidunder's members were involved in the writing process for 'Oracles And Prophets', which has resulted in a notably diverse album. Vidunder has not only expanded its own sound, but also the line-up, going from being a trio to a quartet with the addition of John Cronquist on the organ. SIDE A: 01. Gone With Dawn 02. Son Of Every Lie 03. Phoenix Cluster 04. Kalhygge 05. The Owl SIDE B: 06. In And Out Of Mind 07. Twisted Faces 08. Soon Gone 09. Oracles And Prophets

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SOLAR PROJECT - HERE I AM (CD/GREEN TREE)

SOLAR PROJECT is a Pink Floyd-influenced band, revealing a sound that is coloured with excellent keyboard and guitar parts, layered vocals, mysterious sound effects and nice solos. The core of the band consists of keyboardist Robert Valet and guitarist Peter Terhoeven, two German musicians who are joined here by various like minded guests. 'Here I Am' is a very tasteful affair.

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BANQUET - RUN TO YOU/MOTHER ROAD (7"/WHO CAN YOU TRUST?)

Limited edition of 500 copies on black vinyl. The once fruitful rock'n'roll city of San Francisco is now a barren womb, fraught with the lasting effects of technological herpes. Thankfully a polyp known as BANQUET has formed and screeches for freedom from the womb's clutches. With dual ripping lead guitars, howling vocals and a rhythm section that can make a pregnant woman's water break.

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VARIOUS - SWEET TIMES, VOL. 3 (7"/WHO CAN YOU TRUST?)

Limited edition of 500 copies on black vinyl. The party plane takes off again! This time (in its third edition) 'SWEET TIMES' flies high through Europe and America. Fasten your seatbelts, 'cause Who Can You Trust? Records welcomes you aboard on this trip filled with punk, rock'n'roll and a good amount of psychedelics! With co-pilots such as DEATH ALLEY, WILD HONEY, SONIC LOVE AFFAIR and PASTOR, this 7-inch catapults you far higher than your average flight.

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BITCHIN BAJAS - TRANSPORTEUR (LP/HANDS IN THE DARK)

This Chicago-based trio plays warm, instrumental, psychedelic and melodic ambient music, mixing minimal '60s/'70s electronic with acoustic instruments s.a. flute, saxophone, xylophone and woodwinds. On 'Transporteur', Bitchin Bajas shows multiple faces, introducing four new songs showing as many different forms of the modern ambient genres, all perfectly produced and heavily loop-based for an utterly pleasant 34-minute journey in a timeless and spaceless zone.

VIMEO

CANKUN - ONLY THE SUN IS FULL OF GOLD (LP/HANDS IN THE DA)

Limited edition of 500 copies. Cankun's third full-length, the follow-up to 2013's brilliant 'Culture Of Pink'. This time, Frenchman Vincent Caylet invites us on a journey in two parts. Compared to his previous works, Side A offers darker atmospheres. The second side immerses us into new, unexplored territories. Caylet's work mutates into mature and focused music. It's loop based lo-fi psych-dub, at times flirting with prog, post-rock and ambient electro.

CASTELLANOS, DEMIAN - THE KYVU TAPES, VOL. 1 (1990-1998) (LP/CARDINAL FUZZ)

Demian Castellanos is known as the man behind London's psych-rock outfit The Oscillation. His obsession, throughout the '90s, for the infinite possibilities offered by the electric guitar -playing it with forks, knives, bits of paper, volume control, and making the most of the effects pedals he had- led to countless hours of experimentation and sonic explorations, recorded with a 4-track Tascam cassette machine. Largely influenced by the (at the time) new sounds of the British psyche/shoegaze scene, his music could be described as analogue and guitar based ambient music or room drones. Some 15 years down the line, Demian decided to dig out his endless night and day recordings of that period, reflecting a bizarre conversation between his older and younger self.

 

JUGGERNAUT - TRAMA! (LP/SUBSOUND)

Juggernaut nowadays is a "weird" instrumental band which blends atmospheric, cinematic, post-hc, post-metal and sludge music. Add various experimental and progressive passages to that, and you might get an idea about their style. The album cover can also give you an idea of what goes on in their minds. The band's old fans may think that 'this' Juggernaut is a totally new band. It isn't!

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KOMATSIOULIS, SOTIRIS - EPIDROMI APO TON ARI (BLACK) (LP/ANAZITISI)

Sotiris Komatsioulis is a legend of sorts in the Greek rock scene. He recorded a magnificent xian-rock 7-inch back in 1972 and then left for London, UK, where he collaborated with Robert Wyatt, 10CC and others. In 2010 an album with unreleased Sotiris' recordings from the early '70s was discovered. These songs, plus a couple more (from his '60s band called Lovers) were re-recorded for this release. Sotiris and his hard rock trio revisit their old songs in a modern way without forgetting their '70s roots. This must-have title for Komatsioulis fans includes a 4-page insert with notes, photos and lyrics. Limited to 200 copies on 180-gram black vinyl.

 

PSYCH/PROG/FOLK

 

EXPONENT - UPSIDE DOWN (LP/KORU SURO)

A previously unreleased album from 1974. Before this Krautrock project from Wuppertal changed its name to Exponent, in 1974, they used the name Upside Down (1971-1974). The project features a.o. Frederic Mirage on the Moog synthesizer. They played a lot of concerts, also together with other bands like Novalis and Hölderlin. Limited to 300 copies.

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GRUPA ABC - RAZEM Z NAMI (CD/KAMELEON)

A collection of never before released tracks in excellent quality (radio sessions from Poland, Germany and Czechoslovakia + live recordings), recorded between 1970-1971 by this Polish psych-pop legends. It's 60's beat with elements of rhythm and blues & soul.

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MO - FIRST ALBUM (A COLLECTION OF PUBLISHER'S DEMOS) (LP/ANAZITISI)

'First Album' is a very rare album, originally released in a tiny run of 200 copies in 1976. This is the first ever reissue, coming with faithfully reproduced labels, cover and even number of copies. So, almost 40 years later, 200 more copies of this gem see the light of day, expanded with a previously unreleased bonus track. Moe Whittemore (a.k.a. Mo), was the founder of the Indianapolis 700West Studios and the record label bearing the same name. Moe was responsible for recordings of a.o. Primevil, Zerfas, Buccaneer, Dan Modlin & Dave Scott, Sailor, etc. This album, as its subtitle suggests, was put out as a kind of promotional item for Moe's and 700West's recordings. Moe plays keyboards, piano and/or the homemade synth on all the tracks while a cast of fellow musicians (from Zerfas, Primevil, Peddler, Jubal, Sequoiah...) helped him to build this diverse album, which is tough to define musically. Expect psychedelia, acidy freakouts, spacey moves, funky soul, progressive outings, electronica, avant garde, folk, Americana... The Lp includes a bonus cut and a 4-page insert with notes, trivia, photos and lyrics. Limited to 200 copies on 180-gram black vinyl.

STUART, MIKE -SPAN- - MIKE STUART SPAN (BLACK) (LP/ANAZITISI)

A compilation of the British psychedelic legends, known for their often compiled 'Children Of Tomorrow'/'Concerto Of Thoughts' single from 1967. This album contains all the band's unreleased recordings from 1967-1968, plus the above mentioned single, plus two early songs (previously unreleased on vinyl) from 1966, when the band consisted of six members. Later the band transformed to the Leviathan, who recorded an unreleased LP. Some of those Leviathan tracks also appear here. This release comes with remastered sound, taken from the original acetates and tapes. Included is a 16-page booklet with lots of information, and loads of photos and memorabilia. Limited to 200 copies on 180-gram black vinyl!

 

GARAGE PUNK/ROCK & ROLL

 

BIKES - TWO MICE (7"/ALIEN SNATCH!)

A cool 7-inch by this German garage unit.

SOUNDCLOUD

BRAIN TRAPS - BRAIN TRAPS (LP/ALIEN SNATCH!)

The s/t full-length by this promising garage-rock outfit from Germany.

BANDCAMP

LAME - THE LAME SHALL ENTER FIRST (LP/ALIEN SNATCH!)

The debut full-length from this Italian lo-fi blues-punk trio from Turin, Italy. The line-up includes Massimo Scocca from Italian '90s garage bands CAVE DOGS and TWO BO's MANIACS, colombian drummer Maria Mallol Moya and Stefano Isaia of MOVIE STAR JUNKIES.

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AR-KAICS - ALWAYS THE SAME/LET ME IN (7"/MARKET SQUARE)

The Ar-kaics return with yet another great 45 to add to their growing discography. Following their debut LP on Windian Records, this 45 sees the band continue with their unique breed of fuzzed-out garage punk. Limited to 300 copies, it's housed in an über-authentic brown paper bag and includes a hand-numbered postcard.

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BELLTOWERS - HERE TO STAY/LOVIN' YOU (7"/MARKET SQUARE)

Florida's 'The Belltowers' have been making music since 2006, and this is their second 45, featuring two-slices of Paisley Underground styled jangle-pop. The Belltowers are no strangers to '60s styled Jangle, as band-leader Paul Mutchler began life in cult '90s underground garage group The Lears. Limited to 300 copies housed in a Market Square company sleeve and with a hand-numbered insert.

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BLACK FRUIT/FACTOTUM - SPLIT LP (LP/STOLEN BODY)

Featuring two 2-piece garage 'n psych rock bands. Loud, heavy and full of energy. This split embodies everything that Stolen Bodies loves. The second in the split series. You can clearly hear the US garage sound vs the UK garage sound on this record...! TRACKS: 1. Black Fruit - Slugworth 2. Black Fruit - Feelers 3. Black Fruit - Letter 4. Black Fruit - Mustard Frosty 5. Black Fruit - Problem 6. Black Fruit - Bodies 7. Black Fruit - More Nothing 8. Factotum - Snake Charmer 9. Factotum - Seasick Surfer 10.Factotum - All My Friends Like Garage 11.Factotum - The Place I Go 12.Factotum - Loose Cannon Cops With Big Fat Heroin Hands

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FREAKS OF NATURE - SONGS FOR SAVAGES (LP/SCREAMING APPLE)

'Songs For Savages' mixes the original 'Back From The Grave' sound of bands like THE ALARM CLOCKS, THE TAMRONS, THE HUMANS and THE ILLUSIONS with the snotty mid-eighties teen-beat brilliance of bands like the TELL TALE HEARTS, THE GRAVEDIGGER V and THE PANDORAS. THE FREAKS OF NATURE open the next chapter in the yet unfinished bible of FUZZZZZZ!!!

FROTH - BLEAK (LP/FRANTIC CITY)

Hailing from Echo Park, CA, Froth combines a forward-thinking Garage Rock sound with elements of Shoegaze and Psych-Pop washed in the dreamy textures of omnichord and jangly 12-string guitar. Getting their start in 2012, Froth has quickly risen through the ranks of the Los Angeles DIY music scene, playing with the likes of The Growlers, Cosmonauts, La Luz, Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel, Mystic Braves and many more in popular local events like The Growlers' annual Beach Goth Party and Burgerama. After releasing their highly acclaimed - and extremely recommendable - debut album Patterns via Burger Records and Lolipop! Records in the fall of 2013, Froth continues to attract new fans with their strong hooks and high-energy live show, and remains dedicated to exploring the sonic possibilities of their expansive Psychedelic sound.

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GARAGE/BEAT/PSYCH/MOD

 

OUTTA SITES - ROCK & ROLL DANCE PARTY (LP/SOUNDFLAT)

The OUTTA SITES return with a great album in the spirit of the '60s British Invasion. Apart from a bunch of catchy originals the band recorded covers of JAMES BROWN's 'Good Good Lovin', THE MARATHON's 'Peanut Butter', WILLIE MITCHELL's 'That Driving Beat', BRIAN DIAMOND & THE CUTTERS' classic 'Shake, Shout & Go', and 'Bird Doggin', which was originally waxed by GENE VINCENT.

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TUBS - RAG (LP/AZBIN)

This band from Ghent in Belgium released a great debut-LP in 2010. In 2013 they disbanded, but now they're back, sounding better than ever! The music is an appealing blend of garage rock and melodic punk.

BANDCAMP

 

PUNK/HC

 

KIDS - NAUGHTY KIDS (LP/RADIATION DELUX)

Released a mere eight months after their groundbreaking 1978 self-titled debut LP, The Kids' second album is a pure masterpiece of straightforward punk rock. A little less raw than their previous material, but still far from the new wave sounds the band started experimenting with on their following records, 'Naughty Kids' remains one of the best examples of non-UK '70s punk and definitely is a mandatory addition to the collection of any 'Killed By Death' fanatic! This reissue also features 5 bonus tracks recorded live in 1978. This classic punk LP is reissued on 180 gram vinyl in a deluxe heavy cardboard sleeve. Punk rock never looked or sounded this good! TRACKS: A1. Jesus Christ (Didn't Exist) A2. Don't Wanna Be A Fat Boy A3. We Are The Prisoners A4. Radio Radio A5. No Monarchy A6. Through The Night A7. Dead Industry A8. Runaway A9. Razorblades For Sale B1. Sixteen B2. Naughty Boys B3. Sex Queen B4. Rock Over Belgium B5. No Monarchy (1978-Live) B6. Life Is A Hell (1978-Live) B7. 12XU (1978-Live) B8. No Work (1977-Studio) B9. Do You Love The Nazis (1978-Live) B10. Razorblades For Sale (1978-Live)

KIDS - THE KIDS (LP/RADIATION DELUX)

Hailing from Antwerp, Belgium, the Kids formed in 1976 to prove to the world that punk was more than just a London vs New York fashion contest. Originally released on the Philips label in 1978, and highly acclaimed as one of the best punk records EVER, the Kids' debut album is finally reissued on vinyl, with two bonus tracks recorded in 1977. This is pure and quintessential PUNK ROCK. This classic punk LP is reissued on 180-gram vinyl in a deluxe heavy cardboard sleeve. Punk rock never looked or sounded this good! TRACKS: A1. This Is Rock 'n Roll A2. Do You Love The Nazis A3. Bloody Belgium A4. For The Fret A5. Baby That's Alright A6. Fascist Cops A7. I Wanna Get A Job In The City B1. I Don't Care B2. I Feel Alright B3. Old D.J.'s B4. I'll Get You B5. Money Is All I Need B6. The City Is Dead (bonus track) B7. No Work (bonus track)

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BLUES/RHYTHM & BLUES

 

SHAW, CRAIG -& THE BACKBONES- - ONE OF THESE DAYS (7"/KATHERINA)

Craig Shaw has been one of the most active musicians on the English rockin' scene in the last few years. He is known as a guitarist, singer, harmonicist and composer but above all as the leader of bands like the Bopshack Stompers and The Excellos. On this vinyl, on which he is accompanied by the dynamic Backbones (formed by members of the Spanish band The Brioles), you will find a small sampling of their new songs spanning crude rhythm & blues, instru-dementals and blues boppers. Howlin', Jumpin' & Boppin' with Craig Shaw. Tracklist: Side A: One Of These Days Mojo Hand Side B: Nothing But The Blues Wild Turkey

 

COUNTRY/AMERICANA/HILLBILLY

 

COLLINS, TOMMY - THIS IS TOMMY COLLINS (LP/RUMBLE)

Though he may not be as big a name as Buck Owens or Merle Haggard, Tommy Collins was as instrumental as either of those two legends in formulating what is known as the Bakersfield Sound. In fact, the Oklahoma native was the first of the Bakersfield aritsts to reach prominence in the music industry with his second single in 1954, during which time a young Buck Owens played guitar in Tommy's band. 'This Is Tommy Collins' is his third and finest LP, a fine example of Bakersfield's hard honky-tonk sound, the perfect antidote to the pap that was coming out of Nashville at that time. A set of hard driving country music from Bakersfield's finest, brought back to life on vinyl! TRACKS: A1. You Better No Do That A2. I Always Get A Souvenir A3. United A4. How Do I Say Goodbye A5. I'll Be Gone A6. It Tickles B1. You Gotta Have A License B2. High On A Hilltop B3. Boob-I-Lak B4. Smooth Salin' B5. Love-A-Me S'Il Vous Plait B6. What'cha Gonna Do Now?

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POP/ROCK/WAVE

 

CORTEZ, DAVE "BABY" - RINKY-DINK (LP/RUMBLE)

Detroit native David Cortez Clowney, known by the stage name Dave "Baby" Cortez, scored his second Top 10 hit in 1962 with the all-time classic R&B instrumental 'Rinky-Dink'. Released the same year on Chicago's legendary Chess Records, the album of the same name is a tasty collection of the organ fueled instrumentals that Cortez was known for. Cortez had probably the greatest run of instrumental pop hits in the late '50s and early '60s, and 'Rinky-Dink' is his greatest album. Now it's back in print on LP for the first time in more than 50 years. TRACKS: A1. Rinky-Dink A2. Gettin' Right A3. Skins And Sounds A4. Jammin' Part 1 A5. Jammin' Part 2 B1. Little Paris Melody B2. Wobble Part 1 B3. Wobble Part 2 B4. Mr. Gee B5. Davy's Schuffle B6. Lost Love

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WEI ZHONGLE - NU TRANCE (LP/HAIRY SPIDER LEGS)

'Nu Trance' by Wei Zhongle revolves around the contradictions of globalism and hermeticism, male and female, precision and feeling. Sounding like a broadcast from the future, This Heat and '80s Downtown New York lay somewhere in its world mutant genetic imprint.

SOUNDCLOUD

ANOTHER VIEW - THE ABSTRACTION YEARS 1979-81 (5LP+10") (LP/VINYL ON DEMAND)

A highly anticipated box-release covering the musical output from 1979 to 1981 by one of the ultimate musical geniuses and protagonists of British minimal synth and EBM. This set includes the tapes 'From The Silent Days' (1979), 'Absolutely Safe' (1979), 'A Career In Dancing' (1980), 'Look' (1980), 'The Mental Dance' (1981) and 'Killing Time' (1981).

FOCKEWULF 190 - THE FIRST AND SECOND SIDE OF THE MYSTIC SYNTH (2LP (LP/PRIPUZZI)

This limited edition double-LP (400 copies in gatefold-sleeves) presents the last and long overdue work of the highly influential, enigmatic and near mythical Italo group Fockewulf 190. As Protagonists of the dark side of Italo disco, which evolved and developed in the Italian mid-'80s scene, they influenced countless artists all over the globe. This newly recorded studio LP, in combination with a re-working of the 1986 demo LP 'In A Room Of Memory', represents the final chapter of Fockewulf 190's output as mastermind and co-leader Victor Life (who formed Fockewulf together with vocalist Dario Dell'Aere) sadly passed away in early 2014.

 

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

 

ALCOHOLATOR - (BLACK) ESCAPE FROM REALITY (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

On black vinyl, this is the 2015 album by an excellent Canadian thrash metal band. The release includes a bonus track and a lyric sheet.

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DARKNESS (GERMANY) - (BLACK) THRASH TILL DEATH (2LP) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

Old school thrash metal from Germany. This edition on BLACK VINYL comes with a gatefold cover, an insert and bonus tracks.

HOLY SERPENT - HOLY SERPENT (LP/RIDING EASY)

Music often instigates a connection. Melbourne, Australia's Holy Serpent instantly bonded over a healthy diet of The Beatles, Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Witchcraft, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, and The Melvins in 2014. Their shared passion for riffs, reefer and righteous half-pipes then blossomed into writing songs together. The quartet's magnetism billows out from under a THC-spiked haze of doom riffs and psychedelic rock bombast. It's hypnotic.

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RAZOR - CUSTOM KILLING (BLACK) (LP/HIGH ROLLER)

Reissue on black vinyl of this 1987 album by a great Canadian thrash metal band. Comes with a heavy gatefold cover, a lyric sheet and a poster.

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NAILGUN MASSACRE - BONED, BOXED AND BURIED (CD/XTREEM MUSIC)

The second album by this genius Dutch band that plays grotesque and terrifying horror gore death metal with influences from Autopsy, Impetigo, early Death, Macabre, Pungent Stench and Asphyx.

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DOCTOR SMOKE - THE WITCHING HOUR (LP/TOTEM CAT)

Limited edition on CLEAR-BLACK wax, including an insert. From the wasteland known as the Ohio Valley comes Doctor Smoke. The band draws its influences from the classic, guitar driven sounds of early heavy metal while adding its own modern approach.

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DOPETHRONE - HOCHELAGA (LP/TOTEM CAT)

Limited to 250 copies on black vinyl, including an insert. With this fourth full-length Montreal's Dopethrone takes its sonic power to a higher level, delivering some of the filthiest, most skull-crushing riffs, drenched in distortion and fuzz.

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KEHLVIN/FLESHWORLD - TO DENY EVERYTHING THAT'S MUNDANE (LP/DIVISION)

During their 2013 Orchard Tour across Europe, the Swiss lads of Kehlvin have met the Polish guys from Fleshworld and after a night of furious drinking, they decide to do a split album together. This split is not like every split. It tells a story, it gives birth to a journey. Based on the life of a famous mathematician, it relates his struggle against his own world. Thus the concept of the album evolves around science, various philosophical problems and dissatisfaction with certain beliefs. The story is told through five, interwoven tracks (three by Kehlvin and two by Fleshworld), each regarding a different stage of the subjects life.

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UFOMAMMUT - ECATE (LP/SUPERNATURALCAT)

'Ecate' is Ufomammut's seventh album. With this release the Italian power trio takes a confident step forward. On offer are six tracks that take the band and listener to yet uncharted places, the only guide being Ecate (Hecate in English), the three-sided goddess who moves between the realms of the living, the dead and the gods. TRACKS: 1. Somnium 2. Plouton 3. Choasecret 4. Temple 5. Revelation 6. Daemons

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INDUSTRIAL/DARK AMBIENT

 

BLASTERKORPS - NOS ANNÉES MORTES (2CD) (CD/INFINITE FOG)

On CD for the first and last time, it's the complete anthology of this French analogue minimal synth, electro, industrial and power electronics project by Geoffroy D. (Dernière Volonté, Position Parallèle) and Léonce B. (I-C-K). The CD also includes many previously unreleased tracks. This project is no more and 'Nos Années Mortes' serves as its tombstone.

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E.G OBLIQUE GRAPH - COMPLETE OBLIQUE (2LP) (LP/VINYL ON DEMAND)

This double-LP set contains Bryn Jones' (alias Muslimgauze) earliest musical works using his then-moniker E.G Oblique Graph. An important, 'must-have' document on a nascent artist's first steps towards technical and musical mastery. This material was recorded between 1981 to 1983 and self-released on Product Kinematograph as well as on underground label Recloose, in extremely limited tape and vinyl editions. This reissue is limited to 300 copies.

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EXPERIMENTAL/SOUND ART

 

HENRY, PIERRE - CHOIX D'OEUVRES (10LP) (LP/VINYL ON DEMAND)

This limited edition (400 copies) deluxe box-set is more than a regular retrospective, it is the sharing of Pierre Henry's personal listening, organized by progressing themes and by technological progress. The box-set emphasizes the unpublished, the comparisons and the contrasts. This ultimate anthology covers the first 35 years of output from the French mastermind in electronic, electro-acoustic and experimental avant-garde and musique concrète enhanced by the latest means of remastering and restoration in close relation to the artist's intention and approach to the recordings. Transparency, detail and logical history are the substance of this release. TRACKS: A1. Bidule En Ut 1:54 (1950) A2. Symphonie Pour Un Homme Seul 21:25 (1950 B1. Variations Pour Les Cordes Du Piano 27:59 (1953) C1. Microphone Bien Tempéré 28:48 (1950-52) D1. Microphone Bien Tempéré 26:00 (1950-52) D2. Astrologie 11:07 (1953) E1. Musique Sans Titre 27:30 (1950) F1. Concerto Des Ambiguïtés 21:13 (1950) F2. Spatiodynamisme 08:43 (1954) G1. Voile d'Orphée 27:51 (1953) H1: La Reine Verte 29:35 (1963) I1. Haut Voltage 21:44 (1956) I2. Spirale 4:24 (1955) I3. Entité 13:51 (1959) J1. Kyldex 25:58 (1973) K1. Gymkhana 16:56 (1970) K2. Facies 08:52 (1955) L1. La Noire à Soixante 24:00 (1961) M1. La 2ème Symphonie 29:45 (1972) N1. Corticalart I 06:43 (1971) N2. Corticalart III 23:05 (1973) O1. La Xème Symphonie De Beethoven 29:13 (1979) P1. La Xème Symphonie De Beethoven 27:52 (1979) Q1. Paradis Perdu 29:12 (1982) R1. Paradis Perdu 27:17 (1982) S1. Hugosymphonie 26:48 (1985) T1. Hugosymphonie 28:18 (1985)

 

REGGAE/DUB/SKA

 

GRANT, RICKY/STRANGERS - HOW MUCH LONGER/STRANGE MUSIC (12"/ROOTS VIBES)

A great contemporary roots reggae 12-inch on the French Roots Vibes label. TRACKS: A1. Ricky Grant - How Much Longer (Discomix) (Words by Ricky Grant, music by The Sons Of Africa) A2. The Strangers - Strange Music (Discomix) (Words and music by Ebene, Saymon and Mr Haze).

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ANDERSON, GLADSTONE -& THE ROOTS RADICS- - SINGS SONGS FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW/RADICAL DUB... (LP/ONLYROOTS/DKR)

Double-LP reissue of an ace roots reggae album, originally released on Jahmani in 1982. The second LP features the complete Roots Radics' 'Radical Dub Session' album!

 

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