Welcome to the Spot Light! Better start on your holiday wishlist when you hear these new psych, prog, beat, garage, pop, experimental, jazz, folk, rock'n'roll, doom, stoner, electronica, country, blues and reggae gems!
Spiral Drift is a band of friends founded in the 21st century dystopia of Athens, Greece. They set out on a trip into uncharted waters, using elements of psychedelia, the blues and desert rock. They stand firm in their faith that even under today's circumstances, creative expression and solidarity can exist through music. Limited edition of 200 10-inch platters on black vinyl.
The first release on Les Disques Bongo Joe, the sister label of Moi J'Connais. Augenwasser features Elias Raschle, the drummer of cult band Roy & The Devil's Motorcycle, who also is the guitarist and singer of Mystery Park. If you're into Skip Spence, Syd Barrett, Red Krayola, Spacemen 3, or Beck's 'One Foot In The Grave', you'll surely dig Augenwasser's mind bending music too! Edition of 300 copies.
Recorded as a 6-piece (originally there were four members), on this LP The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol once again combines improvisation with hard rock edged psychedelic music. If you want to get a vague idea of what to expect: imagine a mixture of High Tide, Hawkwind, Acid Mothers Temple and Kraut rock, with additional middle eastern atmosphere. Limited to 350 copies on black vinyl and presented in screen printed sleeves with an insert, this is a co-release with Birdman Records.
With 'Ambedo' Battle Path has created vastly different soundscapes, revealing that the writing has developed into a more visceral experience. The music is undoubtedly the sum of its parts, experimenting with a new sound and looking towards the future. 'Ambedo' is very different from the previous two records, though Battle Path's trademark sound is still very much intact, albeit a more experimental.
Kungens Män is an experimental space rock band from Stockholm, Sweden. The music is rooted in psychedelic improvisation and reveals influences from kraut, lo-fi, punk, noise, shoegaze, free jazz and more. The band feels connected to Swedish acts from c.a. 1970, including Träd, Gras Och Stenar, International Harvester and Pärson Sound. 'Förnekaren', the band's first album, is mostly instrumental, but there also is a vocal track featuring Patrik Wirén (of Misery Loves Co.). Edition of 200 DOUBLE-LP's on black vinyl.
Edition on black vinyl. The Linus Pauluing Quartet's sound is made up of psychedelia, stoner rock and bits of '60s garage.
The self-titled debut album by LOVEBYRD is the lovechild of German psych duo Steffi Krauth and Mark Wernet. This 10-track offering contains a sunny, psychedelic and unique mixture of shoegaze and psych-pop that is guaranteed to extend your summer. It was produced in Poons Head Studios, Australia, where other neo-psych artists like Tame Impala and Melody's Echo Chamber went before them. The album is available on limited edition smoke white vinyl in a hand-numbered edition of 300 copies.
Here's a collection of the earliest singles (including 'Yesterday's Heroes', 'One Law For Them' and 'Low Life', all recorded in 1981-1982) along with a few of the most representative hymns from one of the most epitomal Oi! bands ever, all packed onto one vinyl LP. SIDE A: 1. Yesterday's Heroes 2. Justice 3. Get Out Of My Life 4. Low Life 5. Bread Or Blood 6. One Law For Them SIDE B: 1. Brave New World 2. Plastic Gangsters 3. Jealousy 4. Jack The Lad 5. Remembrance 6. Manifesto
On vinyl, this is a collection of the earliest recordings from this well known 'Clockwork Orange' inspired English Oi! band. These 1981 recordings, which served as a warm-up of sorts for the band's classic debut-LP 'Massacred Melodies', present Major Accident at its rawest and most primitive. The tracklist includes cover versions of songs made famous by The Clash, Stiff Little Fingers, Ramones and Sham 69! A relevant piece of street-punk history! SIDE A: 1. Terrorist Gang 2. Standing On The Sidelines 3. People Like You 4. Suzy Is A Headbanger 5. Headline Story 6. That's You 7. Self Appointed Hero 8. Black And White 9. Wasted Life SIDE B: 1. White Riot 2. Alternative Ulster 3. Borstal Breakout 4. Oxo Song 5. In The World Today 6. Blitzkrieg Bop 7. Garageland 8. Crazy
A split 7-inch featuring two different projects of Roger Semsroth, who is widely known for his big variety of musical output under several monikers (Sleeparchive, Skanfrom, Bakterielle Infektion etc). The two tracks on this single are released due to popular demand after they circulated on Youtube for a short while.
Highly anticipated by fans and musicians alike, THE SILICON SCIENTIST's third full-length studio album 'Outside The Night', recorded with vocals, contains 18 refined tracks. As previously, THE SILICON SCIENTIST delivers complex melancholic synth pop at its very best, so it was worth the wait! This edition comes with a download code for the complete album 'Outside The Night', for the 'Instrumental Version' (18 tracks, 96 minutes) and a collection of rare versions/recordings entitled 'Timeline 2009-2015'. In total you get 5 hours and 26 minutes of music! Limited to 373 DOUBLE-LP SETS.
GARAGE PUNK/ROCK & ROLL
Another killer 7-inch by Los Tones, one of the best garage bands from Australia! Limited edition of 300 copies.
On 7-inch, here are four killer three-chord garage anthems from Bielefeld's basement dwellers THE TRASH TEMPLARS! Finally these four defenders of the holy grail of garage punk step out of their world of obscurity in order to enrich your rock'n'roll universe!
This is a compilation of Japanese garage "Now Sound!" bands. Their '60s style garage punk is not simply nostalgic, but a very real thing. Get primitive! The LP features a cover illustration by Christopher Lopez Huici. SIDE A: 01. 96Tsubu No Namida - Garbage Track 02. Shotgun Runners - Reflection 03. That's a NO NO! - The Devil Laughs 04. The WHYs - Inase Na Aitsu Wa Surfer Boy 05. The Great Mongoose - Rosalyn 06. Tomo & The Routes - I'm Your Witchdoctor 07. Baitones - Zombie 08. The Rebels - Chicken Beat 09. Goggle-A - Sea Bulldog SIDE B: 01. Davis Keller Group - I'm So Lovin' 02. Go-Devils - Can't Tame Me 03. Los Niagos - Murder 04. The Minnesota Voodoo Men - Without Mercy 05. The Fadeaways - That Girl 06. THEEE BAT - The Fly 07. MELLViNS - I'll Come Running Over 08. The Young Pennsylvanians - Oh Those Eyes 09. Stompin' Riff Raffs - Lamb's Bread 10. Jimmy & His Mojomen - Love
Reissued in the label's 'Heavy Canada', this 7-inch presents the legendary Winnipeg brother and sister duo of Ronnie & Natalie Pollock! After a debut 45 for Capitol Records, they sought out local group Stumpwater to back them on their self-financed follow-up 45 which is a genuine gutter-glam screamer. This 7-inch platter also features Stumpwater playing their own low-down Stooges style stoner hard rock! This release comes with professionally remastered sound, a picture sleeve, a booklet and pink repro labels. Limited to 500 silver ink hand-numbered copies.
The third archival release in Supreme Echo's ongoing campaign documenting Canadian proto-punkers Twitch (1971-'78). Glam punk and rockin' power pop from the short lived original 'Good Time Punkers' quartet of 1975-'76, featuring guitar/vocals Dennis "Mr. Soul" Blackman's only recordings! Expect incredible vocal harmonies and a great fuzz guitar. This professionally remastered 7-inch comes with redesigned yellow and black labels, a picture sleeve and a booklet. Limited edition of 500 hand numbered copies!
A reissue of the classic second album by Epic Soundtracks (ex-Swell Maps), originally issued in 1994.
Recorded in 1984, but unissued back in the day, this is the sole full-length by Chicago-based techno poppers Scarlet Architect. The group was founded after the four members of a local new-wave unit visited a Kraftwerk concert, which instantly changed their lives. This LP-edition comes with remastered sound and is limited to 300 copies. A free CD-version is included as well!
The I Scream Brothers were founded by Mark Hughes and Phil Shephard in Doncaster (UK) in 1980 and were joined shortly afterwards by John K. White. The band recorded a few demos but never had a release in their own right. The trio however did appear on two compilation LP's, 'Your Secret's Safe With Us' and and two songs were re-recorded and 1981's '5 Miles To Midnight', for which the tracks were produced by Cabaret Voltaire. After the I Scream Brothers split up, Mark and Phil formed the more mainstream orientated Shout The Shout, while John White went on to work on his solo-act UV Pop, issuing singles, EP's and albums which have become classic collector's items in recent years. This release features a collection of the I Scream Brothers' demo tracks as well as early UV Pop demos. The LP comes on white vinyl, includes an inlay with old photographs and you get the CD-version as a bonus.
The Norwegian black metal band's second demo (with material written in the period 2007-2008) appears on black 7-inch vinyl in an edition of 300 copies. TRACKS: 01. Goat 02. Seven
Dreamt up by The Devils Blood guitarist Thomas Sciarone and singer Milena Eva, Dutch band Gold debuted with 'Interbellum' in 2011. Whereas 'Interbellum' mostly consisted of rather straightforward upbeat psych rock, Gold now return with the aesthetically minimalist 'No Image', wearing a cloak of death rock. The first edition of 300 copies comes on black 180-gram virgin vinyl.
The 2015 album by this Spanish thrash/black metal band. The jacket is made of rough, black cartonstock with copper print and includes heavy innersleeves, and a 12-inch sized booklet with lyrics and impressions. The LP is pressed on 180-gram black virgin vinyl in a limited edition of 300 copies.
The duo Orthodox records with an ever changing cast of guest musicians during studio sessions, developing a new form of contemporary heavy metal meets extreme jazz meets doom. These tracks showcase a more 'straight forward' concept in the composing process. But that's just here, as ORTHODOX never compromises with a certain sound or a 'song concept' for very long. Edition on BLACK VINYL.
The 2015 album by this Norwegian black metal band. The LP isn printed on black vinyl and presented in a gatefold jacket including heavy printed innersleeves. Limited to 300 copies.
A reissue of the debut-album by this Norwegian black metal band. The LP is pressed on 180-gram red vinyl and presented in a rough cartonstock sleeve, including a printed, heavy innersleeve with lyrics, impressions and background info. Limited to 300 copies.
A trio of rock-loving lifelong friends hailing from Norwich, UK who have been collaborating musically for nearly ten years. Their combined sonic influences bring forth their debut full-length 'Witchcraft', a record that will please fans of vintage fuzz, blues rock and dirty beats. A keen sense of vocal melody combined with grooving unison riffs and thunderous drums preserves the retro feel and carves out the band's own recognisable sound.
The exclusive 'Havamal' boxset comes as a limited edition of 29 units only. It includes all three A Challenge Of Honour LP's ('The Right Place', 'Wilhelm Gustloff' and the 'Blood Under The Ice/Materialschlacht/Saloth Sar' album), housed in a deluxe, embossed, super heavy, marble-styled cardboard-box.
This album from the legendary Berlin-based art collective Column One was in the works for almost 10 years and is their first album since the anniversary box set 'No One' from 2011 and the 'Antiphona' 10-inch vinyl EP from 2013. Many fragments, materials and ideas created during the collaboration with the Berlin Zeitkratzer Ensemble (2012) remained unfinished or underdeveloped. After years of further recordings and reviewing the existing material and the destruction of useless bubbles arises with 'Cindy, Lorraine & Hank' a bulky muscleman from the splinters of classical instrumentation, electro-acoustic manipulations and assemblages, and the clarity of field recordings. This double album presents Column One's experimental approach at its best. The two LP's are housed in a luxury gatefold sleeve and the first edition is limited to 300 units.
So far 2011's 'Hotel Oriente' has only been available as a digital download. This CD release is the second installation of the 'EuropArabia' trilogy from Anarcocks that started in 2014 with 'Desert Rose' and sees its completing in 2016 with the last chapter. Expect a cinematic mixture of acoustic, classic sounds and complex electronics, plus the Italian story telling voice of Massimo. Massimo and Pierce used to be part of the Coil live collective (R.I.P.).
'Alcohology' mainly contains slow pounding industrial music in the vein that will be familiar to all Deutsch Nepal fanatics. Or in other words, the music here is more or less comparable to the previous album 'Amygdala'. Swirling mirrors of looped sounds are loosely glued together with both pounding and haunting beats, and simple melodic input. The dystopian vocals present a surrealistic scenario that builds up inside your head while listening.
A heavily distorted layering of various 'Raymonda' (Marius Petripa's ballet from 1898) stagings, with mic'd ballet pointe shoe ribbon and metal chain abuse. The resulting sound is almost impenetrable, an avalanche of harsh noise that directs the listener back to The Rita's CD releases such as '1000s Of Dead Gods' and 'Bodies Bare Traces of Carnal Violence', but this time with the massive study and focus on the staging of the classical ballet.
Jännerwein's debut album from 2008 apperas on LP for the first time. This is a very limited edition of 200 copies.
This deluxe boxset contains all three Jännerwein albums, as well as an exclusive one-sided 10-inch of unreleased songs and versions, plus a band t-shirt. A MUST for the fans of one of the best neo-folk bands ever!
Jännerwein's second album appears on vinyl for the first time. This is a very limited edition of 200 copies.
Powerful bass lines meet lofty synthesizer sounds and mighty and forceful guitar walls meet vibrant drum beats, all complemented by commanding vocals as if chased by a mysterious desperation. XTR HUMAN is about disruption and estrangement, the collapse and the doubt. In their songs these musicians look behind the curtain and seek answers to the eternal questions that concern us all. With their mélange of post punk, coldwave and shoegaze, they break new ground and move away from the paths well-trodden in contemporary music.
Like his literary fellow traveler William S. Burroughs, who made tape experiments a few years earlier, German beat writer Jürgen Ploog (born 1935) began experimenting with tape recorders in the 1970s. Due to his career as a transcontinental pilot, Ploog was constantly on the go. The material on this LP was recorded and edited by Jürgen Ploog on different flights between 1971 and 1976 on a portable tape-recorder. Final selection, montage and editing by Robert Schalinski. Limited to 500 copies.
Late in 2011, Celer and Machinefabriek teamed up online and recorded the 7-inch 'Maastunnel'/'Mt. Mitake', to coincide with their tour in The Netherlands. They got the hang of it and decided to extend their collaboration in order to release a trilogy of 7-inches, all self-released in limited editions. This CD compiles the six tracks of those 7-inches and adds a previously uinissued recording, plus remixes by Stephan Mathieu, Sylvain Chauveau and Nicolas Bernier. The artwork of the CD continues the design style of the single releases, presenting collages of old Japanese cards and ephemera.
On CD, appearing ten years after their 'Variety' album, this is the excellent second full-length from John Tilbury (Piano) and Marcus Schmickler (Computer).
Experimentation in early electronic music from the Sahara courtesy of the singular Mamman Sani. Dreamy organs and droning melodies reinterpret ancient folk traditions into sublime, fantastical soundscapes. These are never before released recordings from the very beginning, unreleased tracks from his first album, recordings of a short lived trio, and a cover of an American folk ballad. Limited to 500 copies in handmade covers.
ANDERSON, GLADSTONE -& THE ROOTS RADICS- - SINGS SONGS FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW/RADICAL DUB... (CD/ONLYROOTS/DKR)
...SESSION' - Double-CD reissue of an ace roots reggae album, originally released on Jahmani in 1982. The second CD features the complete Roots Radics' 'Radical Dub Session' album!
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