22/06/2012 11:27

the Spot Light #355  

d.d. Monday, June 25th, 2012  



  GONN '45 - FULLY LOADED (LP-CD/YOUNGER THAN YESTERDAY)  Iowa's '60s garage rock legends Gonn celebrate their 45th anniversary with an awesome album of all new recordings. Inspired by the same music that inspired them 45 years ago, this is not for the faint of heart. You get 15 new Gonn songs plus two powerhouse covers as bonus tracks, The Animals' 'We Gotta Get Out Of This Place', and an amazing version of the Fuzztones' 'Hallucination Generation'.


  GONN - FRENZOLOGY: PUNKS ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI (CD/YOUNGER THAN YESTERDAY)  This CD contains everything ever recorded by the original 1966 and '67 line-ups of the legendary Iowa "Nuggets group" Gonn. Includes classic tunes s.a. 'Blackout Of Gretely', 'Doin' Me In', 'Come With Me' a.s.o. Comes with a biographical 28-page book and 12-pages of photos and memorabilia! An essential release for fans of '60s punk and garage psych!

  TED CHIPPINGTON - BLUES FAN (10"/RESPECT VINYL)  A super funny 10" release featuring '80s recordings of Ted Chippington, who had a great influence on stand up comedians s.a.  Stewart Lee, Richard Herring and Simon Munnery. Straight outta Fenton (Stoke On Trent) the young Eddie Chippington began annoying audiences at hippy festivals and pop concerts in the early '80s. Get this record and find out for yourself why this man, who's always hated jokes, became known as "the funniest man in the world". Limited to 500 copies.



TURBONEGRO - SEXUAL HARASSMENT (CD/VOLCOM)  Soon also available on CD, the brand new album by the mighty Turbonegro! Ten wild tracks recorded at Electric Ladyland studios in New York City.

  PET THE PREACHER - THE BANJO (LP/BILOCATION)  Excellent bluesy stoner rock with a dark edge that sounds like a wasted Monster Magnet covering Lynyrd Skynyrd. Can't be bad! Limited editions, available on clear and grey 180 gram vinyl. All LP's are hand numbered.

  WIGHT - THROUGH THE WOODS INTO DEEP WATER (CD/S.R.)  The trio from Darmstadt, Germany follow up last year's debut 'Wight Weedy Wight' with a near 60-minute collection that breaks through the boundaries of the stoner rock genre.

  MAURIZIO BIANCHI - PERSECUTIONEM (LP/ROTORELIEF)  Another intriguing work from the respected Italian experimental musician. Limited to 330 copies on purple vinyl.

  BRUME - XERXES (LP/ROTORELIEF)  A brand new album by the prolific French musique concrete composer/sound organizer Brume, a.k.a. Christian Renou. This is a remarkable artist because he engages in elaborate concrete compositions without the academic pretension that surrounds much of the work in this style.

  FUJAKO - LANDFORM EROSION (LP/ROTORELIEF)  Fujako is a Belgian-Portuguese duo that works with echo, bass and space, summoning unlooped hip-hop and telluric dub from the geological strata. This release offers remixes of their debut album 'Landform.

  STEFAN PRINS - FREMDKÖRPER (2CD/SUB ROSA)  'Fremdkörper' contains 10 brand- new recordings of acoustic and electro-acoustic compositions, all written by Stefan Prins between 2004 and 2010. Co-features Nadar Ensemble, Klangforum Wien, Champ d'Action, Nikel Ensemble, Agartha, Zwerm Electric Guitar Quartet, Matthias Koole and Pieter Matthynssens. Includes a 20-page booklet.

JEREMY IRONS & THE RATGANG MALIBUS - POINT GROWTH/FEAR SOME WINE (7"/TRANSUBSTANS)  Jeremy Irons & The Ratgang Malibus release two new tracks on 7-inch 45rpm vinyl. With these two songs the band continues on its psychedelic crusade with soundscapes of fuzzed guitars, dreamy solos and a heavy rhythm section. For fans of bands as diverse as Led Zeppelin, Cream, Radio Moscow... A trip worth every penny!  


  NEW DAWN - THERE'S A NEW DAWN (LP/JACKPOT)  Vinyl reissue of an obscure psych album from Oregon, 1970, which by now has gained cult status among collectors world wide. 'There's A New Dawn' offers haunting sounds, with Dan Bazzy's intense vocals, fuzz guitar and minor chord organ dirges. Also included are three previously unreleased 1971 demos and a live track from a 2008 band reunion.

  SAND - SYLPH BALLET (LP-CD/ROTORELIEF)  The third in a series of five Sand reissues. Limited edition LP's pressed on coloured or thick (200 gram) black vinyl. All copies are numbered and come with a heavy sleeve and a coloured cardboard insert. Also available on CD.

  VIVENZA - VERITI PLASTICI (LP/ROTORELIEF)  Limited edition (333 copies on thick black vinyl in deluxe cover) reissue of a highly rated industrial work from France, originally released on cassette in 1983. A dream come true for die hard industrial fans!

  ETAT BRUT - MUTATIONS ET PROTHESES (LP-CD/SUB ROSA)  Etat Brut was a pioneering industrial/noise duo from Brussels that operated from 1979 until 1983. They released a number of cassettes that have become highly collectible through the years. This release, on CD and on both black and green vinyl, features some of the duo's most impressive recordings.


In order to check out a great set of live recordings from '60s soul hero FREDDY MACK ('THE FANTASTIC FREDDY MACK SHOW', LP and CD on ACID JAZZ) please visit the VPRO Radio 6 Luisterpaal (listening pole) at



  BLACK PYRAMID - II (2LP/HEADSPIN)  reviewed by Prikkie for FileUnder (translated excerpt)  ...maybe not the most original album within the doom genre, but thanks to its consistency and sound, this one is tops!

  TARRUS RILEY - MECOUSTIC (CD/SOULBEATS)  reviewed by Eddie Aarts for Heaven (translated excerpt)  ...a stripped instrumentation without the usual electronics. Nevertheless, the result is far from sober, due to the beautiful arrangements.

  DOCTOR CYCLOPS - BORGOFONDO (LP-CD/WORLD IN SOUND)  reviewed by Carry Munter for Carrysnewundergroundmusic (translated excerpt)  ...a delicious album for the fans of heavy rock and an excellent debut. 

  DIRTY FUSE - DIRTY FUSE (CD/GREEN COOKIE)  reviewed by Carry Munter for Carrysnewundergroundmusic (translated excerpt)  ...anyone into surf music will appreciate this CD.

  CURSE - SUCK IT IN, SPIT IT OUT (CD/PITSHARK)  reviewed by Prikkie for FileUnder (translated excerpt)  ...with a carefully cherished raw production and exactly the right dose of energy... 

  KARINA ESP - DETACHMENT (CD/MORC)  reviewed by Mr. Bungle (translated excerpt)  ...this is lovely soothing and dreamy music ...

  RADIO BIRDMAN - LIVE IN TEXAS (LP-CD/CRYIN' SUN)  reviewed by Zak Boerger for Ugly Things (excerpt)  ...some speedy versions of the early Birdman-canon...

  ANNELIES MONSERÉ - NEST (10"/MORC)  reviewed by Mr. Bungle (translated excerpt)  ...a minimalist masterpiece...

  VARIOUS - JOHN BARLEYCORN REBORN: REBIRTH (2CD/COLD SPRING)  reviewed by Marius Roeting for New Folk Sounds (translated excerpt) excellent CD to broaden one's horizon. 


  ROOSTERS - ALL OF OUR DAYS (LP-CD/BREAK-A-WAY)  reviewed by Erik Bluhm for Ugly Things (excerpt)  A fantastic folk-rock outfit, influenced by The Beatles, Byrds and Hollies. In my humble opinion their two prime era 45's are totally on par with The Dovers, and that's saying a whole hell of a lot. 

  BIG BOY PETE - COLD TURKEY (CD/GEARFAB)  reviewed by Ewie for FileUnder (translated excerpt)  'Cold Turkey' is a wonderful release, and not only for the fanatics.

  EVOL - EVOL (LP-CD/GEARFAB)  reviewed by Ewie for FileUnder (translated excerpt)  Back in the day Evol didn't exactly start a revolution, but for the sixties and seventies fan this is a recommended release.  

  VARIOUS - REVOLUTION! TEEN TIME IN CORPUS CHRISTI: 1965-1970 (CD/CICADELIC)  reviewed by Mike Stax for Ugly Things (excerpt)  ...'Revolution!' delves into The Bad Seeds and Liberty Bell catalogs, along with an enjoyable assortment of Corpus Christi loose ends.


EXCITEMENTS (PENNIMAN)  June 29: Brussels, B (Couleur Café) / July 21: Lichtenvoorde, NL (Zwarte Cross) / August 5: Venlo, NL (Parkfestival) / August 5: Roermond, NL (Solar Weekend)

GEORGIO 'THE DOVE' VALENTINO (GET HIP, S.R.)  August 23: Eindhoven, NL (Rambler)

WAR (AVANT)  September 10: Tilburg, NL (Incubate Festival)

PRETTY LIGHTNING (FONAL)  September 13: Tilburg, NL (Incubate Festival)

MIK QUANTIUS (TOZTIZOK ZOUNDZ)  September 13: Tilburg, NL (Incubate Festival)

DAGORA (TOZTIZOK ZOUNDZ)  September 13: Tilburg, NL (Incubate Festival) 

LA IRA DE DIOS (WORLD IN SOUND, NASONI)  September 15: Zwolle, NL (Eureka)

LUST FOR YOUTH (AVANT)  September 15: Tilburg, NL (Incubate Festival)

OS HAXIXINS (GROOVIE)  September/October t.b.a.


DEAN ALLEN FOYD (CRUSHER)  Autumn/winter t.b.a.

SIENA ROOT (HEAD SPIN, TRANSUBSTANS, a.o.)  November 16: Helmond, NL (Lakei) / November 17: Leuven, B (Sojo)




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