SPOTLIGHT 15

20/04/2021 07:42

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

HANGING STARS/YOUNG SINCLAIRS - ALL FALLEN DOWN/SHE NEVER SLEEPS (7"/CROQUE MACADAM)

The affinity between the Hanging Stars and Young Sinclairs is now materialized through a 7" single. The Young Sinclairs pay a strong tribute to British rock, where 'She Never Sleeps' now sounds like an unreleased Rolling Stones song from the 'Let It Bleed' period. The Hanging Stars give to the song 'All Fallen Dawn' of the Americans the look of a classic of the alternative country music of the '90s, like Beachwood Sparks or Jayhawks.

CHARLEY NO FACE - THE GREEN MAN (LP/FORBIDDEN PLACE)

Charley No Face 's s/t debut album is a psychrock/fuzz masterpiece. Charley No Face draw on a wide range of influences reminiscent of Black Sabbath, The Stooges, and early '70s prog rock. Delivering a powerful blend of heavy guitar, haunting melodies, and psychedelic explorations, they are notorious for their high energy performances and head turning guitar solos. Grab your copy today!! Limited to 250 copies.

CLOWN - LORD OF THE RINGSIDE (LP/ANAZITISI)

Clown was a Plymouth, UK based band formed in mid-1970. An excellent progressive rock sextet which had the luck (???) to produce just one single in early 1972 for CBS, containing the tracks 'Lord Of The Ringside' and 'Rumania'. Both tracks were recorded in October 1971. At the same sessions, the band recorded 6 more demo songs. These tracks were intended for a forthcoming full-length album by the same label, which unfortunately never finalized and appear here for the very first time. Completing this release, the label has added both their single tracks and 4 more songs, recorded as their first demo in January 1971. Clown had lot of gigs playing with bands such as Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Raw Material, Man, Lindisfarne, Lee Riders etc. After some personnel changes, Clown came to a halt in the summer of '72. The band's line up was including the classic "rock" core of guitar-bass-drums augmented by the sax-flute-keyboards progressive touches. Superb musicianship, beautiful orchestration and rhythm changes flirting with late '60s psychedelia and the early '70s British folk rock. Pls note that some compilations (mainly from the '90s) have some songs with wrong titles, credited to a band called The Alby. In truth, these are Clown original recordings. Clown had never had The Alby monicker. Alby was just the nickname of Alan Hodgson, Clown's lead singer. All 12 songs included on 'Lord Of The Ringside LP here are coming from old surviving tapes which have been carefully restored and remastered. 'Ed Welch', the song which concludes the album, is coming from a semi-destroyed tape but as it is one of their best (and "heavier", indeed) songs and an excellent example of Clown's powerful live presence, Clown members wanted it to be included and so the label did their best on making it possible, restoring it from the scratch. Includes a fully laminated cover and a 4-page (LP-sized) coloured insert with bio, photos, lyrics and memorabilia. Limited to 200 copies on 180 gram black vinyl.

FULL MOON - MOON FOOLS/ETERNAL RHYTHM (+CD) (LP/PQR DISQUES)

Reissued on vinyl is a sought after, Eastern-tinged, progressive/acid folk album from 1977 by Dutch band Full Moon. The included CD contains the band's previously unreleased album 'Eternal Rhythm'. This is a limited edition of 500 copies. Fans of a.o. Embryo, Third Ear Band, Aktuala, Flute & Voice, Andre Fertier, Handgjort, Furekaben and Badkar should check out this trippy music!

TONY TEARS - (BLACK) THE ATLANTEAN AFTERLIFE (...LIVING BEYOND) (LP/BLOODROCK)

Tony Tears returns as a revamped quintet on their eighth full-length album. Superior compositions, personal performances and production values accentuate their collective vision. This is an exploration of cult, magic and reincarnation. Comes on black vinyl.

TRIPTIDES - PSYCHIC SUMMER (BLACK) (LP/REQUIEM POUR UN TWISTER)

The Triptides made their debut with a self-released tape entitled 'Psychic Summer', shortly after followed by the album 'Sun Pavilion'. Both albums never were released on vinyl until now. The Triptides have become one of the most endearing contemporary psych band alongside the Californian scene. This reissue is the opportunity to rediscover Triptides in their early days.

TRIPTIDES - SUN PAVILION (BLACK) (LP/REQUIEM POUR UN TWISTER)

'Sun Pavilion' is the second album by the Triptides, and sees a reissue on vinyl for the first time. The album offers a very intriguing musical experience to the listener. The band's songwriting remains flawless and the DIY lo-fi production makes it sound as spontaneous and charming as it was back then. The catchy songs are anchored in both a sixties tradition and the then-burgeoning modern indie-pop sound through surf influences.

 

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

S.U.G.A.R. - S.U.G.A.R. (LP/ALIEN SNATCH!)

The debut album from S.U.G.A.R. reminds of 70's punk made in Australian pubs, on Southern California streets, Detroit dumpsters and german noisy fake jazz hard-rock sauerkraut crypts. Pickle some cut-loose early Saints demos, Suicide Commandos weirdness, Mad Parade/Leftovers vocals combined with riff-driven loud guitars.

VARIOUS - PLUNDERED, VOL. 3 (LP/PLUNDERED)

'THE STING-RAYS UNSTUNG' - A collection of primitive rock'n'roll that inspired the Sting-Rays. Holy fuck! This is brilliant... 14 killer tracks as covered by the legendary Sting-Rays. Couple of tracks of 'out there' rockabilly, plenty of garage punk, and all the ingredients required for the perfect TRASH sound... And the story behind each track is fully noted on the full colour insert by the man himself: Bal 'Sting-Ray' Croce. SIDE 1: 1. Barry Gray Orchestra - Theme From Stingray 2. Mickey Gilley - Drive-In Movie 3. Count Five - Psychotic Reaction 4. The Spades - You're Gonna Miss Me 5. The Bad Roads - Blue Girl 6. The Emperors - I Want My Woman 7. Rod Willis - The Cat SIDE 2: 1. The Easybeats - Wedding Ring 2. The Zombies - What More Can I Do 3. Terry Knight & The Pack - How Much More? 4. Thee Sixpence - My Flash On You 5. Kenny & The Kasuals - Come On Kid 6. The Remains - You Got A Hard Time Coming 7. The Seeds - Satisfy You

 

POP/ROCK/WAVE/NOISE

BIG BRAVE - VITAL (BLACK) (LP/SOUTHERN LORD)

Fourth release from the Canadian trio on Southern Lord and it doesn't disappoint. We won't say this is a departure for the band, but their sound has changed some. Starker music and production. The shimmer has made place to a harsh reality.

EPPU NORMAALI - SADAN VUODEN PAASTAKIN (2LP) (LP/SVART)

This 2004 Eppu Normaali album was originally released as a CD only. Finally available on vinyl, includes 8-page booklet. Comes on 45RPM double vinyl.

GARCON DE PLAGE - AMOUR AVEUGLE (LP/REQUIEM POUR UN TWISTER)

'Amour Aveugle' the second album from Garçon De Plage, celebrates the budding spring and the coming summer. 'Amour Aveugle' prolongs the pleasure of the soft-rock west-coast albums from the late seventies, between the Doobie Brothers and the glossy productions of Quincy Jones. The writing is neat, the aesthete was brought up with the pop of the Beach Boys. The mischievous texts evoke Katerine while the organic production summons the best of the Francophone variety from the turn of the '70s and '80s, like France Gall, Diane Tell, Michel Jonasz and Michel Berger.

PYHAT NUKET - KUOLEMAN SOTATANSSI (LP/SVART)

First official reissue of this 1984 album by goth-punk band Pyhat Nuket. Includes booklet with photos from the band's archive. Comes on red vinyl.

FRACK! - ACCELERANT (CD/FORBIDDEN PLACE)

The Jesus Lizard attempts to resurrect Lemmy by having Henry Rollins finally beat the living hell out of Greg Ginn while NoMeansNo drinks beer and cheers. Forbidden Place Records present FRACK!, a lap steel wielding maximum rock and roll band from Sacra, Califas.

JARS - JARS III (CD/FORBIDDEN PLACE)

On their third full-length album Jars turn away from straight-forward politicised punk rock of the 'Forgery' EP to a more complicated sound and personal lyrics, keeping their recognisable anger and loudness. With their new drummer Mikhail Rackaev and bassist Pavel Orlov JARS sound melodic and groovy, sometimes even blending funk influences, while the guitar and vocals by Anton Obrazeena stay ugly, abrasive and sharp, reminding of Shellac, Drive Like Jehu and Årabrot. The first half of this record rushes forward with hardcore punk and metal-infused riffs; the band literally builds walls of noise like Swans or My Bloody Valentine do. After the 'Ultramarathon' things get darker and slower, ending with a 10-minute epic 'Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears', which deals with morbid themes like domestic violence and stalking. All in all, this album is a highlight in Jars' discography, and they know it.

 

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

NADJA - LUMINOUS ROT (BLACK) (LP/SOUTHERN LORD)

If you're into their shoegaze version of doom/sludge/ambient you won't be disappointed in this one. This is a good mix of My Bloody Valentine, Godflesh, Jesu and dare we say, some Big Brave.

YUKA ZOLO - BLEED (CASS/FORBIDDEN PLACE)

Young deathrockers taking the underground by storm. Limited to 100 copies.

 

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

MONDO GENERATOR - (BLACK) LIVE AT BRONSON (LP/HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS)

Presented on BLACK VINYL is a Mondo Generator live album recorded in 2020, just before the Covid pandemic exploded. Expect an awesome performance featuring Mondo Generator hits and a bunch of Queens Of The Stone Age and Kyuss songs!

OLIVERI, NICK - (BLACK) N.O. HITS AT ALL, VOL. 7 (LP/HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS)

Here on BLACK VINYL, it's volume 7 of the 'N.O. Hits At All' series, featuring the one and only Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, QOTSA, Dwarves). This set contains 10 songs taken from his personal stash, recorded with many artists he played with during the last years. Prepare yourselves for half an hour of pure punk'n'roll madness! SIDE 1: 1. Bram Stalker 2. I Am Your Sun 3. Up And Down Under 4. ME 262 5. Infected SIDE 2: 1. Without A Sound 2. Predators 3. Disease With No Control 4. Warning 5. I Want You/She's So Heavy

JORD - SOL (CD/NORTHERN SILENCE)

Jord (Swedish for "Earth") is a Swedish atmospheric black metal soloü project with blackgaze, post metal and post-rock influences. The project's sole member Jorgen Strom has played in various bands since the '90s and eventually it led to the start of his own project Jord. The debut album, entitled Sol (Swedish for "sun") is about Jorgen's relation to mother earth. Living alone in a small cabin next to the forest and spending most of his time in the woods when not writing music has had a tremendous influence on the music and lyrics. The CD comes as a collector's edition 6-panel digipak, limited to 500 copies.

MALIST - KARST RELICT (CD/NORTHERN SILENCE)

Powerful riffs, melodic layering, diverse vocals and atmospheric elements are woven into this musical venture of battles and mournful fates, completing the album trilogy of Karst Realm and the path of a nameless hero through its vast nether halls and mountain hollows. The CD comes as a collector's edition in special 10-panel inverted cross-shaped digipak.

TORNEKRONE - DET ER INGENTING ANNET (CD/NORTHERN SILENCE)

Tornekrone is a raw, atmospheric black metal project from Russia. This mini album features the 'Det Er Ingenting Annet' demo from 2020 that was previously only available in digital format. The project's most distinguishing feature is an second wave old school demo sound, and music which reminds of early/mid '90s black metal from Norway; raw und pure underground on the one hand and very atmospheric on the other. The CD comes as collector's edition in a 4-panel digipak, limited to 500 copies.

 

SOUL/FUNK/LATIN/R&B/GOSPEL

VARIOUS - CLUB COCO (LP/BONGO JOE)

Bongo Joe presents 'Club Coco', a Latin and Afro rooted music compilation curated by Coco María. She is a DJ and radio host whose musical selection transmits the energy of the Caribbean, Brazil and the rest of Latin America through samba, jazz, charanga and cumbia, whilst embracing eclectic influences. TRACKS: 01. Nico Mauskovic - A Big Brain 02. La Perla - Guayabo 03. Meridian Brothers Y Grupo Renacimiento - Bomba Atomica 04. Graham Mushnik - Octopus Dance 05. La Redada - Calla Boca 06. Alex Figueira & A.Bechan - Moerarie Morei (version) 07. Coco María - Me Veo Volar 08. Frente Cumbiero - Cumbia Del Asilo 09. Romperayo - El Ritmo De Chico 10. Les Pythons De La Fournaise -Tout Doux (bass version) 11. Malphino - Ají de Malphino

 

ELECTRONIC MUSIC/AMBIENT/D’N’B/TRIPHOP

BAZIN, ALEXANDRE - CONCORDE (LP/POLYTECHNIC YOUTH)

'Concorde', the 2021 full-length from French electronic musician Alexandre Bazin, is a fabulous record and acts as a perfect follow-up companion to 2017's 'Sun Dog Trail' set.

 

 

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