SPOTLIGHT 543

24/05/2016 14:11

Welcome to the Spot Light! Scroll down for the latest psychedelic, prog, folk, metal, experimental, soul, funk and soundtracks!

 

PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE

 

ASTRODOME - ASTRODOME (2LP) (LP/HEVISIKE)

Portugal's rising stars ASTRODOME unleash their self-titled debut-album on double coloured vinyl. The music is top notch instrumental space rock reminiscent of Hawkwind, Earthless, Samsara Blues Experiment, Colour Haze...

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COSMIC DEAD - INNER SANCTUM (2LP/SPLATTER) (LP/EVIL HOODOO)

A repress of 'Inner Sanctum' by the incredible Cosmic Dead. The first edition sold out almost instantly, but now there's a new ruin of 500 copies on snot green/mustard yellow splatter vinyl. Tuned into the same interstellar pulse as Hawkwind, 'TAB'-era Monster Magnet and Ash Ra Tempel, The Cosmic Dead delivers four sides of intense, propulsive kraut/psych bliss. SIDE 1: Gustav Björnstrand (13:17) SIDE 2: The Mass Of Betelgeuse (21:28) SIDE 3: Inner Sanctum (20:03) SIDE 4: Hello, Satan (18:41)

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GHOST BOX ORCHESTRA - HIGH PLAINE (LP/EVIL HOODOO)

Psychedelic western soundtracks infused with desert rock and surf reverb! The Ghost Box Orchestra mainly plays instrumental music. However, for this release the band has added a new layer of echoey spaced out vocals, adding to the overall power of the album. These songs speak in subtle whispers and fuzz-freaked panoramas full of stomping rhythms and hazy shoegazey guitar slabs. So sit down and take a ride with Ghost Box Orchestra into the 'High Plaine'. Order fast, only few available!

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MISSISSIPPI BONES - (COL) SONGS FOR THE REJECTS, SLACKERS & RABBLE... (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

...ROUSERS' - Limited to 166 copies on PINK/BLUE VINYL. Hailing from the flat lands of Hardin County in Ohio, MISSISSIPPI BONES has established itself as a rock'n'roll force to be reckoned with. In the two years since the release of the band's self-titled debut-album, this gargantuan six-piece has infected the world with foot tappin' grooves and Southern swamp sludge. Wuith this album the band once again takes you on a trip you won't easily forget.

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SNOWBURNER - FUTURE PRIMITIVE (LP/FREEBIRD)

Gnarly stoner rock from The Lowlands. Snowburner's debut-album, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and presented with mesmerizing artwork, consists of ten hard rocking stoner cuts recorded in super high definition. For fans of Fu Manchu, Clutch, Monster Magnet, Red Fang...

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PSYCH/PROG/FOLK

 

SAND - HIS FIRST STEPS (BLACK) (LP/ROTORELIEF)

Previously unreleased tracks from 1973. Limited edition of 300 copies on BLACK VINYL. Though classified as "Krautrock", the music of German '70s band Sand is not really in the Krautrock vein, despite being part of this movement of German cosmic/psychedelic bands. Instead the trio embarked on a cerebral/cosmic/strange/dark trip all of its own, with an original subtlety, much elegance and strength.

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ORGASMO SONORE - THEMES INTERNATIONAL (CD/CINEPLOIT)

Over the course of 12 themes, the listener is invited to take a trip through the exotic landscapes of late 20th century music, revisited with an original and modern spirit.

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GARAGE/BEAT/PSYCH

 

SHINDIG! - NO. 56 (Mag/SHINDIG!)

Shindig #56 pays attention to a.o. LOVE (interview with guitarist Johnny Echols), Damien Jurado, the UK's '80s psych revival, Cats Eyes, Quintessence, Eyes Of Blue and Jacqueline Thibault, and of course you may expect all the usual sections and reviews.

 

ROCK/POP/WAVE

 

KANIPCHEN-FIT - UNFIT FOR THESE TIMES FOREVER (2X7") (7"/MAKKUM)

An album presented on two 7-inches! Kanipchen-Fit features Gloria (Pussy Poets) on vocals, Empee Holwerda (ex-Lul and Solbakken) on guitar and vocals, and Frank Sloos (Treble Spankers, Big Paulus) on drums. Previously the band has existed in different forms, appearing mostly as a duo with a drum-machine. 'Unfit For These Times Forever' officially is Kanipchen-Fit's second album, following 2010's 'Multibenefit'. The addition of real drums complements the sound they have been searching for. Kanipchen-Fit relies on different styles, but stays close to what has been labeled soul-rock, or noise-blues, a.o. Some even speak of funky protest-songs for the twenty-first century!

 

KOSTA A.-MONK - INDEED (CD/ANAZITISI MOOD)

Mixing the musical traditions, atmospheric impressions and landscapes of two continents (Europe and America), essential sound pluralism, musical depth and maturity, this Athenian songwriter follows the path carved and illuminated by a.o. Nick Cave, Bob Dylan and David Bowie. 'Indeed' is a respectable effort to carve a path off the beaten track.

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METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

 

INDICA (AUSTRALIA) - STONE FUTURE HYMNS (BLACK) (LP/TONZONEN)

Inspired by the sounds of doom metal, Indica intended to desolate the local music scene with its own brand of slow and heavy music, pulling influence from the psychedelic and spiritual undertones evident within the depths of the underground heavy sub-genres. This edition is limited to 500 copies on 180-gram black vinyl, including a band photo, download code and sticker. For fans of Sleep, Neurosis, etc.

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SOUL/FUNK/R&B

 

PLUS (BELGIUM) - PLUS (LP/GOLDEN PAVILION)

The holy grail of European progressive jazz-funk featuring players from Marc Moulin's Placebo/Sam Suffy and the El Chicles/Nico Gomez crew. Recorded in London, this album saw a tiny release on the Dutch Pink Elephant label followed by an equally elusive release on the Italian Carosello label. What we have here is a reissue of the sought-after Italian edition with the group on the cover, strictly limited to 600 copies on ultra clear translucent vinyl. The music is a superb blend of blaxploitation deep-funk with jazz and psychedelic elements. San Francisco cop thriller meets Italian '70s B-movie scores!

 

SOUNDTRACKS

 

JODOROWSKY, ALEJANDRO - EL TOPO O.S.T. (IT) (LP/DISORDERED)

Export only to France and Germany! No soundtrack, before or since, has embraced so many styles in its pursuit of spiritual and artistic goals as 'El Topo'. Atonal, Tibetan Buddhist thighbone trumpets clash with beautiful, even sentimental, chamber orchestra pieces alongside pan flute rhapsodies, brass bands and parlor jazz. The fact that Jodorowsky composed the score entirely by himself (after, no doubt, studying the work of Morricone) is almost as impressive an artistic achievement as the film itself. In order to introduce a special presentation, the label developed a concept in collaboration with Italian fashion designer Fabio Quaranta, who tailored the record by curating the artwork, in terms of design, choice of material, manner of pressing and the stitching process. This special Italian edition is limited to 500 copies in a beautiful silkscreened felt cover.

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JODOROWSKY, ALEJANDRO/ADANOWSKY - DANCE OF REALITY O.S.T. (IT) (LP/DISORDERED)

Export only to France and Germany! Written, performed and recorded by Alejandro's son, the acclaimed actor, director and musician Adan Jodorowsky, the original score for 'Dance Of Reality' expands from gossamer acoustic folk guitar themes and solo piano compositions to rich cinematic orchestral arrangements, echoing the work of John Barry and Ennio Morricone, combined with extrovert narrative traditional pieces executed in the vein of Nino Rota. In order to introduce a special presentation, the label developed a concept in collaboration with Italian fashion designer Fabio Quaranta, who tailored the record by curating the artwork, in terms of design, choice of material, manner of pressing and the stitching process. This special Italian edition is limited to 500 copies in a beautiful silkscreened felt cover.

JODOROWSKY, ALEJANDRO/RONALD FRANGIPANE/DON CHERRY - THE HOLY MOUNTAIN O.S.T. (2LP/IT) (LP/DISORDERED)

Export only to France and Germany! While Chilean-born Alejandro Jodorowsky is recognized as one of the most original visual stylists in the history of cinema, his soundtracks are also among the most striking and innovative scores ever composed. The composers here don't only include JODOROWSKY, but also studio musician RONALD FRANGIPANE and jazz legend DON CHERRY. This wide-ranging score includes everything from hard-rock to lush orchestral romanticism to noir-ish jazz and beyond. In order to introduce a special presentation, the label developed a concept in collaboration with Italian fashion designer Fabio Quaranta, who tailored the record by curating the artwork, in terms of design, choice of material, manner of pressing and the stitching process. This special Italian edition is limited to 500 copies in a beautiful silkscreened felt cover.

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WORLD MUSIC/ETHNIC

 

PETERS, ALAIN - REST' LA MALOYA (LP/BONGO JOE)

Repress with different artwork! Alain Péters is one of the best-kept secrets in the music scene of the Indian Ocean and beyond. His music is a unique blend of Creole blues, maloya and international folk. Péters travelled through the '70s and the '80s like a shooting star, alone or with a band, with his Sahelian lute, his reel-to-reel tape recorder, firewater and ill-fated genius. He died in 1995, aged 43. Poet, musician, singer and melody-maker, he left behind a handful of sublime songs which are gathered here for the first time on vinyl.

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EXPERIMENTAL/SOUND ART

 

RAMPAZZI, TERESA - IMMAGINI PER DIANA BABYLON (LP/DIE SCHACHTEL)

A long and mesmerizing single piece of analogue electronic music that develops over two sides. This release in the 'Silver Series' presents a soundscape composed by Teresa Rampazzi for Diana Baylon's 1972 exhibition at the Il Fiore modern art gallery in Florence (Italy). Diana Baylon (1920-2013) was a cross-disciplinary artist who transformed various materials into figurative and -later in the '60s- abstract and programmatic art objects. In the summer of 1969 she appeared -along with with Alberto Burri, Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet and Lucio Fontana- at the Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto exhibition 'Maitres et Jeunes d'Aujourd'hui'.

URBAIN AUTOPSY - AUTOPSIES (BLACK) (LP/ROTORELIEF)

Urbain Autopsy was a band influenced by Throbbing Gristle, Métal Urbain, The Residents, early Tuxedomoon and Suicide. Recorded in 1985-1986, 'Autopsies' is a reissue of their first album originally releasedon cassette in 1986 on Medicinal Tapes. Limited to 300 copies on black vinyl.

 

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