SPOTLIGHT 506

29/07/2015 18:06

Welcome to the Spot Light! Have a ball with the grooviest tunes available on wax right now: Stoner, garage, psychedelia, rock'n'roll, doom, folk, country, electronic, new wave, drone, punk, and more!

 

PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE

 

BEVIS FROND - EXAMPLE 22 (2LP) (LP/WORONZOW)

Here is Nick Saloman's 22nd album under the Bevis Frond moniker. The creative resurgence continues with a double album of great English songwriting, blistering guitar-psych and delicate acoustics. The personnel is the same as on 2013's 'White Numbers' album (which received rave reviews in Uncut, The Sunday Times, Shindig, Mojo and Rocksound). The line-up conists of Nick Saloman (guitars, keyboards and vocals), guitarist Paul Simmons, Adrian Shaw on bass, and drummer Dave Pearce. DOUBLE-LP VERSION.

BISON MACHINE - HOARFROST (BLACK) (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

Picture a small child raised on the delta blues since birth, then force fed with Zeppelin and Sabbath, followed by beatings and whippings of Kyuss, Pentagram, Earthless, Dead Meadow, Willie and Waylon, Queens Of The Stone Age and Thin Lizzy until, one day, the child rears its ugly bruised and misshapen head. This child has grown up to be BISON MACHINE... and no one survives. Limited edition of 150 copies on black vinyl.

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CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX & SE DELAN - OH'ECH-OES (LP/CLEARVIEW)

Limited edition of 792 copies, pressed on 200-gram black vinyl for the best possible sound quality available along with insert. Here we have a collaboration between Crippled Black Phoenix and Se Delan covering selected works from the Pink Floyd record 'Meddle'. Total running time for the recording is 42 minutes long and at that, it still leaves you wanting more with this incredible recording that took a year to re-work and record.

GRUSOM - GRUSOM (BLACK) (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

Gloomy psychedelic rock from Denmark, featuring swinging guitar parts and swirling keyboards. The band sounds as if Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek decided to join Black Sabbath in stead of starting their own band. Edition of 150 copies on black vinyl.

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SEVEN THAT SPELLS - SUPERAUTOBAHN (LP/SULATRON)

It's getting dark on the highway! The Mustang GT's engine is pumping hard, and it seems like there is no end in sight. Three extended songs. One riff per song. The perfect companion for lovers of obscure repetitive psych rock. Seven That Spells in collaboration with Sulatron presents 'Superautobahn' on vinyl. Years of Teutonic deprivation resulted in this mutated modern expression of Kraut. Play loud and drive hard! Featuring Kawabata Makoto of Acid Mothers Temple on guitar.

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VALLEY OF THE SUN - SAYINGS OF THE SEERS (LP/KOZMIK ARTIFACT)

Four years after its original (private) release, 2011's 'Sayings Of The Seers' sees a welcome reissue, expanded with two exclusive bonus cuts and presented in a heavy gatefold sleeve with renewed artwork. The music represents Valley Of The Sun in top shape, with heavy riffing, thundering drums and dusty vocals dripping out of every groove. This is first quality stoner rock, suitable for fans of Truckfighters, Unida and Sloburn. Limited to 350 copies on red vinyl.

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SWEET RELEASE OF DEATH - FOX/THIS RADAR (CASS/KATZWIJM)

2-track cassette. Rotterdam's most angry Goth aesthetes The Sweet Release Of Death continue their Brutalist deconstructions of pop with the song 'Fox', and their cover of the late great Space Siren's 'This Radar'. Their take on 'This Radar' could smash barometers and is a head shaker of epic proportions.

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BLACK SALVATION - BLACK SALVATION (BLACK) (7"/H42)

Edition of 75 copies on black vinyl. More rock'n'roll and more blues-rock with really strong psychedelic elements. However, always in the background still resonates with a black and gray doom mood. Black Salvation are three young guys making psychedelic rock music from Leipzig/Berlin, Germany.

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KARMA TO BURN/SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI - FOURTEEN/65 (7"/H42)

Five years ago the first 7" vinyl cooperation between KARMA TO BURN and SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI has seen the light of day on English label Kitchen Dwellers. 2015, five years later, both bands and H42 Records want to celebrate this anniversary with a strictly limited edition of only 150 copies on clear green neon vinyl!

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MAGIC BUS - SEVEN WONDERS/EIGHT MILES HIGH (7"/FRUITS DE MER)

Limited edition 7-inch including a free fold-out poster. Magic Bus, from Devon, pick up where Caravan left off in 1975 and then put their own spin on the classic Canterbury sound. Featuring warm keyboards and great vocals, this sounds very, very English.

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NICELY, NICK - 49 CIGARS (7"/FRUITS DE MER)

A limited edition EP on coloured 7-inch vinyl, offering four tracks from psychedelic mastermind Nick Nicely. Included are two versions of '49 Cigars' (studio and live), a remix of 'Belinda' and the wonderfully-titled 'Lobster Dobbs'.

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TIR NA NOG - RICOCHET (7"/FRUITS DE MER)

Limited edition on coloured vinyl including a free fold-out poster. The legendary Tir Na Nog (Sonny Condell and Leo O'Kelly) return to the Fruits De Mer label with this 7-inch single. It features 'Ricochet', a track from the duo's 2015 (!!!) album, 'The Dark Dance' (their first studio album in over 40 years!), together with a previously-unreleased live version of the song 'Tir Na Nog', which first appeared on the self-titled first album (on Chrysalis Records) in 1971.

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VARIOUS - SWEET TIMES, VOL. 4 (7"/WHO CAN YOU TRUST)

The fourth installment of the already infamous 'Sweet Times' series is a tiny slab of vinyl filled with soundsn ranging from raunchy, down-and-dirty rock to loud, in-the-red psych and acid rock madness! You get tracks by Pushy, Comet Control, Older Sun and Over-Gain Optimal Death.

VIBRAVOID - STEPPING STONE (7"/FRUITS DE MER)

Limited 3-track 7-inch EP on coloured vinyl! Germany's leading psychedelic rock band Vibravoid returns to Fruits De Mer Records with cool '60s covers of The Monkees' 'I'm Not Your Stepping Stone', H.P. Lovecraft's 'The White Ship' (new mix) and the classic Traffic song 'Hole In My Shoe', which features vocals from Italian mod/jazz singer Viola Road.

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AGUSA - TVÅ (BLACK) (LP/KOMMUN2)

Edition on black vinyl. On this album Agusa delivers a wide array of seamlessly-executed, organic rock on the aptly titled 'Två' (meaning "2" in Swedish). The band's tranquil music blends tripped-out psychedelic and progressive rock structures. These are inspired by more folk than occult influences, instilling visions of nature, the cosmos, and dreamlike passages, meandering into realms of a possibly supernatural or parallel existence. Though mostly an instrumental album, backing vocal mantras do seep in through purposeful cracks in the construction of these immense movements, adding an even more spacious feeling to the overall flow of the album.

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AUTOMATON - ECHOES OF MOUNT IDA (BLACK) (LP/SOUND EFFECT)

Black vinyl version, presented in a luxurious 4-panel silk screened cover with a silver printed disco bag inner sleeve. Automaton from Athens, Greece is a loud and heavy doom act, but apart from slow tempi and down-tuned guitars, the band also blend heavy riffs, repetitive minimalistic patterns, psychedelia and space into its own, vintage, analogue recording sound. 'Echoes Of Mount Ida' was originally released in 2013 as a 3-track, 32-minute CDEP. Now a remixed version appears on vinyl, offering 4 tracks, including 'Fear', a monster track full of monolithic riffs built up on colossal heavy layers. This one was recorded with a special guest appearance of brother Dr. Space a.k.a. Scott from the amazing Oresund Space Collective.

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AXIS ORBIT - AXIS ORBIT (LP/NASONI)

Axis/Orbit makes Rock and Roll. Stoner, retro, doomy but definitely not completely metal. The material reveals many influences from the '60s and '70s, including the spaciness of Floyd's cosmic tracks, the prog jam trio art of Cream and Band Of Gypsies, classic California folkrock and raw garage-rock. Recorded in Bohemia, NY with Chris Angel Mindfreak composer Mickey James at the board, the album contains ten slabs of heavy psych rancor. Edition of 300 LP's on coloured wax.

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GRAND ASTORIA - THE MIGHTY FEW (BLACK) (LP/VINCEBUS ERUPTUM)

Limited edition of 200 hand-numbered copies on black vinyl. 2015 album by Russian band who combine such genres as psychedelic rock, stoner rock, punk and heavy metal.

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HAWKEYES - POISON SLOWS YOU DOWN (LP/HELMET LADY)

Limited to 450 copies on red transparent vinyl. Helmet Lady Records' and Hawkeyes' first vinyl release, the ideal format for these four tracks of dangerously psychedelic sludge/doom! TRACKS: A1. March Of The Elephants A2. The Howling Damned B3. Their Lust Grows With Their Size B4. This Floor Is Snakes

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MOLIOR SUPERUM - ELECTRIC ESCAPISM (LP/H42)

Limited edition of 300 copies. High-energy tunes inspired by the 70s heavy, dirty blues rock and mixed with stoner rock! Bloozy groove'n'roller and fuzzy 70s-hard-rock-loving lovers take note! Molior Superum are on fire, they are passionate and they have the blues!

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PASTOR - EVOKE (LP/WHO CAN YOU TRUST)

Pastor consists of four young men who are strongly influenced by rock music from the period 1968-1978. The tunes are filled with fine riffs, spaced out solos and hard hitting rhythm sections. Yet Pastor tries to break through the niche and clichés by mixing the sound with the band's unique character. 'Evoke' is basically a collection of their rawest and heaviest riffs!

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CRYPT TRIP - CRYPT TRIP (LP/POISONED MIND)

Second pressing of 200 copies on white vinyl. Heavily '70s influenced stoner/psych/doom in the same ballpark as Graveyard, Horisont, Kadavar. Expect excellent blues influenced hard rock and proto-metal tribe rock rituals.

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LONG DISTANCE POISON - HUMAN PROGRAM (LP/DEEP DISTANCE)

Edition of 300 LP's on clear vinyl. Offering up deeply sonorous, dense buzzing drones and psycho-active electronic materials, Long Distance Poison's sound will appeal to fans of a.o. Acre, Phil Niblock, Expo 70, 3 Leafs and Popol Vuh.

 

PSYCH/PROG/FOLK

 

HIGHWAY (NEW ZEALAND) - HIGHWAY (LP/MELLOTRON)

A vinyl reissue of the sole album (1971) by a forgotten band from New Zealand. Highway formed in 1970 with ex-members of Retaliation, Serenity Fair, The Boddys, Apple, Bitter End, a.o. The music is underground-tinged rock with rural and roots influences. Following tours of New Zealand and Australia, Highway disbanded in 1972. This reissue comes with two bonus tracks, taken from the band's 7-inch.

PUZZLE (FRANCE) - HIMALAYA (LP/MELLOTRON)

A nice vinyl-reissue of an obscure LP by a French underground band, originally issued in a tiny run of 100 copies on Kiosque d'Orphée, the same label that was responsible for releasing the (collectible) LP's by f.i. Dandelion, Warlus, Mar-Vista, Orval, a.o. Though dating from 1981, the music on 'Himalaya' is rooted in '70s progrock, featuring dreamy vocals and tasteful guitar and organ work. This is a limited edition reissue, including an insert that reproduces the original.

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TOMRERCLAUS - TOMRERCLAUS (BLACK) (LP/TRANSUBSTANS)

A vinyl reissue of the legendary 1978 release from Danish guitar guru TOMRERCLAUS. Expect a massive feast of distorted JIMI HENDRIX inspired tracks, performed both on guitars and distorted cellos! Add a handful of heavy psychedelic and mushroom affected melodies, and you'll conclude that this monster belongs between the cream of Scandinavian '70s albums! Original pressings are impossible to find, so this reissue is more than welcome!

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KOSMOSE - KOSMIC MUSIC FROM THE BLACK COUNTRY (2LP) (LP/SUB ROSA)

Never released before recordings from Belgium's mythic kosmische band Kosmose (1973-'78). The collective's line-up fluctuated quite a lot around a rock-solid core formed by Alain Neffe and Francis Pourcel. As you will hear, their sound evolved from something deeply influenced by Kosmische Musik to a purely improvised form of noisy free jazz. The whole adventure took place in the heart of the '70s, almost under wraps, though most rehearsals were taped by Neffe.

PHILLIPS, GLENN - LOST AT SEA (2LP) (LP/SHAGRAT/FEEDING)

A deluxe expanded reissue of a special 1975 album, one of the best homemade prog LP's of the era. Hints at McLaughlin, Zappa, and Duane Allman all manage to coexist in an instrumental jungle that is dense, angular, and boss. An entire extra LP featuring demo tracks and live recordings is included.

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FOLK/ACID FOLK

 

HAND - LITTLE HEARTACHES (LP/GOLDEN PAVILION)

Long revered by acid-folk advocates for the beatific, melodious introversion of their 1972 album 'Everybody's Own', Hand at that point was a cadre of Swiss teenage friends, unified by the compositions of Marc Osborne and Tony Angier. The 40th-anniversary reissue of their album was so uniformly well received that four of the original members reunited for a celebratory snifter in Lausanne in 2012. Despite Angier's untimely death in 1996, Osborne was subsequently encouraged to assemble a fresh line-up of Hand, including original harmonica archimage Nick Zoullas. The first fruit of this renaissence was 2014's 'The Other Side Of The World'. The fact that 'Little Heartaches' follows so closely testifies to Osborne's renewed creative fecundity, plus an eagerness to make up for decades of lost time.

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VARIOUS - ESPERANZA DE OTO 2 (LP/HAKANAIRO)

Second volume of this series of compilations of psychedelic new age folk. Included are tracks by folk artist Aritomo, singer/songwriter Midorita Rokunotake, Bicho Pablo (Chile), Munca (Bolivia), Kenji Kariu (leader of Japanese rock band OWKMJ), singer/songwriter Rin Eric, Japanese rock band Aka, Mamitori Ulithi Empress Yonaguni San and mystery musician Bon Voyage.

 

ROCK'N'ROLL/PSYCHOBILLY

 

VOLIDOS, LOS - THE NEW FAVOURITES OF ..(10") (10"/SLEAZY)

Contemporary rockabilly from Spain. These six tracks are red hot! SIDE A: 1. Hot Rod Nite 2. Go Back You Fool 3. Ride On Me, Babe! SIDE B: 1. Johnny Law 2. I'll Leave My Home 3. Show Me The Light

 

GARAGE/BEAT/PSYCH/MOD

 

BRAQUEURS, LES - THE SMART MOB (7"/SOUNDFLAT)

Put on your dancing shoes, wear your sharpest black'n'white striped shirt and better wear some masks too! Here are two tracks by those French fratshack-a-gogo hipshakers! Side-A is a frantic dancer and a band original, while the flip is a storming version of the KAISERS' non-classic 'Hipshake Shimmy Kitten'! The single is housed in the classic Soundflat Records company sleeve. So get hip, NOW!

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ROCK/POP/WAVE

 

 

LE CHEMIN DE LA HONTE - LE CHEMIN DE LA HONTE (LP/DANGER)

The first full-length by a killer band from Paris, including Lily (Delacave) and Seb Normal (Delacave, Feeling Of Love, Le Chômage...). DIY KBD minimal synth punk!

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SNEAKS - GYMNASTICS (LP/DANGER)

The debut full-length by a sensational, mesmerizing post-punk band from DC!

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PUNK/HC

 

VARIOUS - RODRIGO D. NO FUTURO (LP/BEAT GENERATION)

Medellin, Colombia, mid-'80s. The city was immersed in an everyday war ritual: police, narcos, gangs, pandilleros... They all ruled the streets without fear of dying. A massive exodus from the small villages in the countryside made the cities full of people who were easy to deceive. In this time of absolute chaos and destruction the first punk and metal bands started to try to do something different. Everyone was against them: society, family, police, governments. The first bands like Pestes, Mutantex, P-Ne, Amén, Ekrion, Agressor, Parabellum, Blasfemia, Profanación or Mierda, just to name a few, appeared in the city and built this first scene. 'Rodrigo D. No Futuro' is a film about these people, the ones who made things happen. Limited to 500 copies. SIDE A: 1. PESTES - Dinero 2. PESTES - Nunca Triunf 3. PESTES - No-No 4. MUTANTEX - Sin Reacción 5. MUTANTEX - Ramera Del Barrio 6. MUTANTEX - Estúpidas Miradas 7. MUTANTEX - No Te Desanimes, Mátate 8. PE-NE - No Más Clases 9. AMÉN - Sala Negra. SIDE B: 1. EKRION - Violentas Arenas 2. AGRESOR - Poseído 3. PROFANACION - Profanación 4. DEXKONCIERTO - Tú Futuro Es Muerte 5. BLASFEMIA - Postmortem 6. MIERDA - Sucias Entrañas

BROKEN BONES - BONECRUSHER (LP/RADIATION)

Originally released on the Combat Core label in 1985, and meant as a USA-only release, 'Bonecrusher' features some of the most beloved Broken Bones tracks. Moving towards a more metallic approach, compared to the hc fury of their debut, this release helped the band (with ex-Discharge members) build a USA fan-base that included, among others, names like Tom Araya from Slayer, and James Hetfield from Metallica, who both still acknowledge them as one of their main influences!

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BROKEN BONES - DECAPITATED (LP/RADIATION)

This LP-compilation collects the band's 1984-'86 singles, including the debut 7-inch 'Depicated' and the 'Crucifix' 7-inch, along with the 'Seeing Through My Eyes!' 10-inch and the 'Never Say Die' 12-inch. Broken Bones was formed in 1983 by Discharge members and brothers Tony "Bones" Roberts and Terry "Tezz" Roberts, who -just in time- rescued UK punk from oblivion.

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BROKEN BONES - F.O.A.D. (LP/RADIATION)

LP-reissue. Originally released on the Fall Out label in '87, 'F.O.A.D.' is the most iconic of Broken Bones' records. Re-joined by the original singer Nobby and including Exploited guitarist Karl 'Egghead' Norris, this studio/live LP is pure '80s thrash metal hc madness!

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NAPALM DEATH - LEADERS NOT FOLLOWERS: PART 2 (LP/TU PA TU TU PA)

Official reissue on vinyl. This is Napalm Death's second album with cover versions of classic hc and death metal tracks by bands such as Anti-Cimex, Hellhammer, Siege, Discharge, Kreator, Sepultura, Agnostic Front etc. You get 19 tracks in total. Limited to 400 copies om black vinyl. TRACKS: A1. Lowlife (Cryptic Slaughter) A2. Face Down In The Dirt (The Offenders) A3. Devastation (Devastation) A4. Messiah (Hellhammer) A5. Victims Of A Bomb Raid (Anti-Cimex) A6. Fright Night (Wehrmacht) A7. War's No Fairytale (Discharge) A8. Conform (Siege) A9. Master (Master) B1. Fire Death Fate (Insanity) B2. Riot Of Violence (Kreator) B3. Game Of The Arseholes (Anti-Cimex) B4. Clangor Of War (Massacre) B5. Dope Fiend (Attitude Adjustment) B6. I'm Tired (Die Kreuzen) B7. Troops Of Doom (Sepultura) B8. Bedtime Story (The Dayglo Abortions) B9. Blind Justice (Agnostic Front) B10. Hate, Fear And Power (Hirax)

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PARTISANS - THE TIME WAS NOT RIGHT (LP/RADIATION)

The Partisans' second album -described as The Professionals meets The Clash and originally out on Cloak & Dagger in 1984- reached #20 on the UK indie chart. On display was the more melodic side of one of the most legendary names of the early UK punk era (The Partisans formed in South Wales in early 1978). Influenced more by the Clash and Stiff Little Fingers than their tour mates Blitz or Peter And The Test Tube Babies, 'The Time Was Not Right' is a must have in any punk rock collection!

VICIOUS RUMOURS - ANYTIME, DAY OR NIGHT! (LP/RADIATION)

Formed in 1979, Vicious Rumours were among the prime movers of the early UK Oi! scene, along with The 4 Skins, The Business, Angelic Upstarts and the like. Their debut LP, 'Anytime, Day Or Night!', released in 1986 on Roddy Moreno's Oi! Records, is still one of the finest masterpieces of the genre. Unfortunately, scoring an original average condition for less than 150$ is almost impossible, and that makes this long-awaited reissue -which comes complete with a full reproduction of the original printed inner sleeve- very much needed.

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WARCRY - SAVAGE MACHINERY (LP/AGIPUNK)

Warcry is a Portland, Oregon based d-beat band featuring Todd of Tragedy and His Hero Is Gone fame on vocals, and Keith from Hellshock, The Estranged, Lebenden Toten and Black Water Records on drums. Warcry's 'Savage Machinery' coughs up ten tracks of vicious and brutal sounding d-beat. For fans of a.o. Totalitär, Nuclear Death Terror and Anti-Cimex. Limited edition of 500 copies.

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METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

 

ANTHRAX - METAL THRASHING MAD (LP/EGG RAID)

Live the Arcadia Theatre, Dallas TX. July 11th, 1989. Formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Not Ian and bassist Dan Lilker (later in Nuclear Assault, S.O.D., Brutal Truth), Anthrax is one of the pioneers of the thrash metal scene from the 80s, along with the 'rest of the Big Four: Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer. This radio broadcast from Dallas Z-rock radio station from July 1989 shows the band at the top, and features a great set of their early classics along with inspired cover of Sex Pistols and Judas Priest. TRACKS: 01. Among The Living 02. Caught In A Mosh 03. Metal Thrashing Mad 04. I Am The Law 05. Madhouse 06. Indians 07. Armed And Dangerous 08. Drum Solo / A.I.R. 09. God Save The Queen 10. Imitation Of The Libe 11. Gung Ho 12. Living After Midnight

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PYTHON - SERPENT SUPERSTITION (LP/UNSEEN FORCES)

Like a missing Paul Chain album from 1976, or like stretching into dawn, unasked and ungraded, Python became a breath of existence in late 2009 between two Mediterranean friends with bloodroots south of the Vatican. With mutual appreciation for the catacombs and gallows of ancestry, they set forth to unravel what mysteries and folklore the motherland provided via muscle memory of infant bed time tales and regurgitated information from the great elders. As time progressed, song writing and words became a steady diet tucked away for when the time was right.

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XS - XS

XS was a hardrock band from Lorient (Brittany, France) that was active during the '80s. This compilation LP brings together tracks from the band's 1986 single and 1987 EP, and adds early demo recordings. During the band's career the style shifted from Motörhead-influenced to NWOBHM. This LP is presented in a heavy sleeve with a biography and photos.

NORTHWINDS - ETERNAL WINTER (CD/BLACK WIDOW)

Recorded with an slightly renewed line-up, 'Eternal Winter' is the second chapter in Northwind's 'Winter' saga/concept! This excellent French band, that started out in 1990 as R.I.P., combines heavy doom with influences from the '70s folk underground and progressive rock. CD-VERSION.

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MARES OF DIOMEDES - MARES OF DIOMEDES EP (12"/HEAVY EARTH)

Mares Of Diomedes is a duo comprising two brothers who formed the band in 2014. Their debut 4-song EP (27 minutes) brings a heavy assault of sinister down-tuned doom, raw vocals and head banging sludge that is not to be missed. Suitable for fans of Graves At Sea, Church Of Misery, Fu Manchu, Yob and Kongh, the EP is pressed on 12-inch vinyl and comes with lyrics and additional artwork for the insert.

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ROOT R - ZJEVENI (BLACK) (LP/I HATE RECORDS)

Exactly 25 years after its original release, ROOT's 1990-debut album 'Zjeven' is back on wax! Being banned by the Czechoslovakian authorities didn't keep Root from recording one of the most evil and individualistic black metal albums ever! LP on BLACK VINYL!

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VENUS SLEEPS - DEAD SUN WORSHIP (LP/HEAVY EARTH)

Venus Sleeps is a psychedelic doom four-piece from Dublin, Ireland. The band's impressive debut album, 'Dead Sun Worship', features five tracks with great riffs, memorable vocals and a massive sound. Edition of 300 copies on 12-inch orange vinyl.

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AVANT GARDE/FREE JAZZ

 

HRNS - HRNS (LP/ZESDE KOLONNE)

HRNS makes improvised, dark, rippling landscapes. Besides Fender Rhodes, synths and drums, aleatorics (the production of artistic structures through improvisational or combinatorial accidental operations) plays a major role in the creative process. The music is layered, diverse and mysterious, and ranges from minimal to soundscape, referring to electronic jazz soaked in an electrolytic bath of bleeps and blobs. For fans of artists such as Sun Ra. Limited to 250 copies.

SUN MACHINERY - APHELION/PERIHELION (LP/ZESDE KOLONNE)

Sun Machinery further deepens Miles Davis' electric fusion of the first half of '70s. Expect slow, long sound collages with a pulsating and hypnotic effect, carried by an amalgam of sounds and atmospheres. Limited to 250 copies.

THELIN, EJE -QUINTET- - JAZZ JAMBOREE 1962, VOL. 2 (10") (10"/BE! JAZZ)

A 10-inch EP of excellent '62 live recordings from the highly regarded Swedish jazz trombonist, who sadly passed away in 1990.

HAIDER, JOE -TRIO- - CAFÉ DES PYRÉNNÉES (LP/BE! JAZZ)

This LP, which includes a bonus track, presents an essential live recording of the Joe Haider Trio, recorded in Stuttgart in 1973. Pianist, arranger, composer and lecturer Joe Haider is a prestigious member of the European jazz community.

STERATH, WALTER -TRIO- - FLY TO BRAZIL (LP/BE! JAZZ)

On vinyl, here's a reissue of the 1975 album 'Fly To Brazil', recorded by the Walter Sterath Trio. With this session the acclaimed pianist and his two backing musicians explore the music of Brazil, most notably Bossa Nova.

 

VINTAGE BLUES/R&B

 

VARIOUS - LA NOIRE, VOL. 5: TOO MANY COOKS! (LP/DOGHOUSE & BONE)

On vinyl, here are 14 BLUES'N RHYTHM ROCKERS, all taken from the original 45rpm records! A great compilation with superb artwork. Comes in a gatefold cover. TRACKS: A1. Too Many Cooks / Jessie Fortune A2. Dorothy Mae / John Hill Louis A3. Mellow Down Easy / Little Walter & His Jukes A4. The Woodchuck / Billy 'The Kid' Emerson A5. I Wanna Ramble / Little Junior Parker A6. Romp & Stomp Blues / Mercy Dee A7. Last Night (I Was In Heaven) / Jimmy Lewis B1. Mother-In-Law Blues / Junior Parker & Bill Harvey's Band B2. Fickle Women / John J. Moses B3. That's My Baby / Junior Parker & Bill Harvey's Band B4. B-A-B-Y / Tall Miller B5. Messed Up / Harold Burrage B6. Mojo Workout / Larry Bright B7. Fly Paper Boogie / L.B. Lawson

 

SOUNDTRACKS

 

CIRINO, CHUCK - NOT OF THIS EARTH O.S.T. (LP/TERROR VISION)

On vinyl, this is the soundtrack to the 1988 remake of a classic 1957 movie. Directed by Jim Wynorski, the film was made as a result of a wager where Wynorski bet he could remake the film in the same (inflation-adjusted) budget and schedule as the 1957 version by Roger Corman. Starring Traci Lords (in her first mainstream film role after a brief adult film career), the film marks the last time Traci Lords appears nude in a movie. The LP is pressed on opaque yellow milky clear vinyl and comes in a Stoughton gatefold tip-on jacket. It also includes a download card and liner notes by Chuck Cirino and Jim Wynorski.

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CULT/HORROR/ART/BOOKS

 

MISS PUSSYCAT - ANTHROPOMORPHIZER (LP/TERROR VISION)

A collection of live puppet show soundtracks recorded on tour all over the world from MISS PUSSYCAT of QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT fame. This LP includes tracks s.a. 'Magical Nebulon Rainbowland', 'Shadow And Eve', 'The Jungle', 'Cookie Carnival Baking Contest', and 'Caveman Island', the latter featuring a dialog in all caveman language. Pressed on birthday cake pink and puppet purple vinyl, and including a download.

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