BIS AUFS MESSER March news (dead moon, shifters, ragana, mak

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BIS AUFS MESSER March news (dead moon, shifters, ragana, mak

Messagepar ADAGIO830 » 01 Mar 2019, 17:16

hi. welcome to the first newsletter for March. We don´t even know where to start since so many amazing stuff arrived like lots of International Anthem restocks like the MAKAYA MCCRAVEN - Universal Beings DLP, Thou restocks and the CLOUD RAT / THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE - Blightseed LP and the THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE LP, YOUTH ATTACK stuff, The SPACE LADY restocks and other Mississippi restocks (dead moon LPs and T-shirts and Hoddies) along with new releases like the GASPER NALI - Zoona Malawi LP, GIA MARGARET restock and also the new LISA/LIZA - Momentary Glance LP and other orindal restocks, lots of MOUNT EERIE restock, KIKAGAKU MOYO restocks, RAGANA re issues, VOUNA restocks, Pierced Arrows restock, ADAGIO830 T-shirt Reprints, SARAH DAVACHI - Dominions LP restock, lots of dischord restocks, Pygmy Lush restocks, INDIAN SUMMER - cherry smash LP (not the emo band), NØ MAN - Devils Cast Long Shadows LP, SALAD DAYS soundtrack LP, split 7" of two killer fast core punk bands from AtlantaTHE SHIFTERS / PARSNIP - Hip Blister LP, ASYLUM PARTY - Borderline LP restock and much more …

We also started booking a short GRAF ORLOCK european tour from July 17th til July 27th

https://www.facebook.com/events/223700238510180/

get in touch if u can help with a show

and in coincidence with the tour GRAF ORLOCK & SPORT will play Berlin on July 27th

https://www.facebook.com/events/328632627755950/

Thank you
 
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7“

CREEP STARE - Pain Game 7“ (youth attack -Exploding out of the deep San Antonio, Texas underground, Creep Stare drop a bombshell of pure hardcore misanthropy with their astounding 10 song EP, "Pain Game." Taking a no-frills, classic approach steeped in modern world misery, they deliver a high-impact barrage of throttled riffs and gruff vocals, aided by an unhinged performance by session drummer and Denver HC legend, James Trejo (Cadaver Dog, Life Support). At it's most honest, hardcore shows us that life is inevitably about dying. Therefore, we must learn to suffer, because, as vocalist Josh Everett declares, your reality's fucking caved in.) 12.00

RAPTUROUS GRIEF / WASTE LAYER - split 7“ (deanwell - split 7" of two killer fast core punk bands from Atlanta) 6.00



LP

AHMED AG KAEDY - Akaline Kidal LP (sahel - In exile from his city in Northern Mali, singer/songwriter Ahmed Ag Kaedy returns to the origins of Tuareg folk with sessions of stripped down solo acoustic guitar. Mellow pentatonic notes dance over plaintive vocals, intimate and close mic'd, endearing in their simplicity. Drifting from melancholic ballads and pleas for peace, “Akaline Kidal” is a politically charged and poignant recording for a community ripped apart by division and civil war. While the Tuareg guitar genre is popularized by rock heavyweights like Tinariwen and Bombino, the origins of the genre are in simple acoustic arrangements. Created in the 1980s as political folk music, the first recordings were made on contraband cassette tapes. Distributed on underground networks, the music spread throughout the diaspora, planting the seeds of revolution and establishing the Tuareg guitar sound. Recorded onto 8-track cassette tape in a basement studio in Portland, Oregon, “Akaline Kidal” is a call back to those early recordings. Captured in continuous single takes, the effect is unfiltered and raw. Like his predecessors, Ahmed Ag Kaedy imbues his songs with a pointed focus as he transmits a message home. Available on LP and cassette, accompanied by full song translations.) 22.00

ANGEL HO - Death Becomes Her LP (hyper du - Angel-Ho's debut album for Hyperdub features her singing rapping and producing with help from fellow producers, Asmara, Gaika, Bon, Baby Caramelle and Nunu, and features Guest rappers K-$ and K-Rizz.) 18.00

BELLROPE - You Must Relax DLP (exile on - From the ashes of BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS arise BELLROPE, a band who dub themselves as the total absence of tonal sanity. BELLROPE consist of two basses, one guitar and drums. And a hell lot of amps and speakers.) 24.00

BEN LAMAR GAY - Downtown Castles Can Never Block The Sun LP (international anthe, - "Downtown Castles Can Never Block The Sun" is as much a 'greatest hits' as it is a 'debut album' for Ben LaMar Gay. It's a collection of music composed, performed & produced by the anomalous Southside Chicago-born, sometimes Brazil-residing artist, compiled from 7 albums he made over the last 7 years but never made the effort to actually release) 26.00

CITY HUNTER - Deep Blood LP (youth attack - After gaining infamy with two long-sold out cassettes and a slew of deadly, knife-wielding live performances, City Hunter's long-awaited full-length album, "Deep Blood," delivers 14 fatal stab wounds to engulf the listener in a delirious pool of hell. Soaked in filthy atmosphere and laced with grim interludes, this is not your feel-good retro horror, but a sickening manifestation of death and destruction. Mixed and mastered to perfection by the legendary Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios with a powerful synth outro by J. Wood (Grinning Death's Head), this masterpiece is sure to consume your life in endless red rain.) 25.00

CLOUD RAT / THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE - Blightseed LP (feast of - New Orleans' The World is a Vampire delivers a serving of unsettled noisy goth punk. Add doses of 90's grunge and goth influence but create something truly nightmarish with it as they layer on bouts of vicious hardcore and moments of complete dementia. The sound is blown up as if played through mud, with huge distortion and the maniacal, shrieking, spectral howls of Bryan from Thou. This is a masterful melding of genres feat. KC from Thou/Treadles, Clayton of Heat Dust, Scott from Secret Passage, Michael from Silver Dodling, and Rachel of Bitchface. Absolutely fantastic ugly punk for these times. Their side closes with a fantastic cover of Mad World by Tears for Fears. Michigan's Cloud Rat absolutely stuns here with some of their best material. A gorgeous haunting piano and vocals track devolves into the swirling maelstrom that I love Cloud Rat so much for - blistering and dynamic grinding hardcore with Madison's pure venom on vocals. Their side finishes with some fitting foul noise, putting a cap on this hideous masterpiece.) 18.00

CREVASSE / V0NT - split LP (They may seem like an unusual choice of bands to be featured on the same record, but somehow it makes complete sense. Although Crevasse could be described as a punk band - and V0nt as an electonic act - samples, noise and aggressive vocals can be heard on both sides of this record, making it a coherent whole. V0nt is a three-piece from Prague. They build their songs which combine punchy post-EBM beats, heavy synths, walls of noise and angry distorted vocals. Lyrically, they deal with the dark side of human behavior - fear, anxiety, prejudice, and death. Crevasse´s follow-up to their split with Cloud Rat is a bizarre twelve minute collage of noise, repetitive beats and nerve-wrecking tension. The band took a new turn with this release and moved away from their hardcore punk roots. None of their fast-paced, d-beat driven songs can be heard on this one. Instead, this rather atmospheric and noisy track is full of repetition, layers and samples (some of them made by V0nt as well). Artwork by Horrid Habits) 13.00

DOS SANTOS - Logos LP (international anthem -Dos Santos is a quintet just 5 years working in Chicago but already established as one of the city’s most potent, impactful performers. A band known to be at home in a broad spectrum of venues and contexts – as proficient at nailing epic progressive arrangements for summer street festivals in the Latinx culture hub of Pilsen as they are at extended improvisational, experimental cumbia sets on the jazz-centric cabaret stage of the California Clipper, or the Chinook Lounge of The Hideout – Dos Santos’s elasticity & consistency in live performance has earned them an enthusiastic & highly diverse audience in the too-often segregated Chicago music scene. In recorded output, the sound established by their first EPs & singles garnered them wider attention for their ability to rekindle & re-present vintage sounds. But anyone with more than a distant perspective on their musicianship & aesthetics would know not to over-simplify Dos Santos as purely a psychedelic/cumbia revivalist outfit. Dos Santos have been steadily tipping forward into something more future-minded & universal this whole time, something that transcends the nationalism many of us are desperately trying to depart from, but don’t have the vocabulary to fully escape. "Logos," their International Anthem debut, is a bold & vulnerable push into this transcendence, the band’s effort to proactively poeticize the future in sound. ) 26.00

ERICA FREAS - belly LP (rumbletown - After much ado: the fierce debut of Erica Freas' SOLO SHIT!!?? (erica form RIVIR)... well ... "debut" if you don't count the countless cdrs over the past years. Trace the root of some of your fav RVIVR songs... or toss that idea from your aching head and listen deep to this beautiful music with fresh fucking ears. Witchy. What?!?! *Last copies from Rumbletowne, once its gone thats it!*) 17.00

THE GANGSTERS - The Gangsters LP (Within the music scene of every major city, secrets are tucked into the corners and the shadows of its collective memory. Hidden away there are the names and accomplishments of incredible artists and players that never quite spilled over into national and international acclaim. For Portland, Oregon, much of that involves the jazz, soul, funk, disco and R&B acts that held sway during the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. The Albina Music Trust, an initiative of the World Arts Foundation, has been making efforts to shine some light on these lesser-known artists and preserve their work for future generations of listeners and players alike.) 25.00

GASPER NALI - Zoona Malawi LP (mississppi - 6 Track short and sweet raw recording of Gasper Nali playing on the shore of Lake Malawi. Nothing added, nothing overdubbed. just pure Malawian Roots.) 20.00

INDIAN SUMMER - cherry smash LP (THIS IS NOT THE EMO BAND - THIS IS NOT THE EMO BAND - Late ‘80s Northern Virginia/DC area punk quartet Indian Summer recorded four songs with J. Robbins producing in Baltimore in 1989. Thirty years later, that four song session plus a demo are available on vinyl. Indian Summer was a staple of the Northern Virginia all-ages scene in 1988 and 1989, playing Merrifield Community Hall, Arlington Women’s Hall and many a punk house party, a Positive Force show at d.c. space, and some of the first all-ages matinees at the Safari Club. John Dugan went on to play with Chisel and Edsel. Pat Best in Pelt. Steve Francis in No Dead Monsters. Includes two-sided 11×11” insert. Remastered by Tom Lyle in 2017.) 18.00

KIKAGAKU MOYO - Masana Temples LP (The shifting dimensions of Masana Temples, fourth album from psychedelic explorers Kikagaku Moyo,are informed by various experiences the band had with traveling through life together, ranging from the months spent on tour to making a pilgrimage to Lisbon to record the album with jazz musician Bruno Pernadas. The band sought out Pernadas both out of admiration for his music and in an intentional move to work with a producer who came from a wildly different background. With Masana Temples, the band wanted to challenge their own concepts of what psychedelic music could be. Elements of both the attentive folk and wild-eyed rocking sides of the band are still intact throughout, but they’re sharper and more defined. More than the literal interpretation of being on a journey, the album’s always changing sonic panorama reflects the spiritual connection of the band moving through this all together. Life for a traveling band is a series of constant metamorphoses, with languages, cultures, climates and vibes changing with each new town. The only constant for Kikagaku Moyo throughout their travels were the five band members always together moving through it all, but each of them taking everything in from very different perspectives. Inspecting the harmonies and disparities between these perspectives, the group reflects the emotional impact of their nomadic paths. The music is the product of time spent in motion and all of the bending mindsets that come with it.) 22.00

KIKAGAKU MOYO - Kikagaku Moyo LP (guru - Kikagaku Moyo's debut album exerts an elemental power. Enlivening their sound with sitars, percussive drums, theremins, wind instruments and ethereal vocals, the band manages to sound powerfully spacious and lazily serene all at once. Their songs can be light as air, or heavy as earth. Many evolve out of intense experiences of engagement with the natural world. The album’s first track, “Can You Imagine Nothing?” was written over a night spent jamming on a suspended footbridge in remote mountains. As the song progressed the bridge began to sway, making band members feel as though they were floating weightless in midair.) 23.00

LISA/LIZA - Momentary Glance LP (orindal - Lisa/Liza is the recording project of Liza (pronounced Lisa) Victoria, a singer, songwriter & guitarist from Portland, Maine’s D.I.Y. folk scene. Momentary Glance is her second album for Orindal Records, following 2016’s home-recorded solo acoustic collection, Deserts of Youth. omentary Glance is Lisa/Liza’s first album of electric guitar recordings, half of which feature the recording debut of her live band (comprised of fellow Mainers Jonathan Downs, Devin Ivy & Pete Swegart). Momentary Glance was recorded & mixed by Efrim Manuel Menuck (of Godspeed! You Black Emperor & Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra) at his hotel2tango studio in Montreal, with the exception of the song “Tea Kettle,” which was recorded & mixed by Colby Nathan at New Fruit Collective in Portland, Maine.) 22.00

MAKAYA MCCRAVEN - Universal Beings DLP (international anthem - Paris-born, New England-raised, long-time Chicago-residing Makaya McCraven has been at the forefront of genre-redefining movements in jazz since 2015, when he introduced the world to his unique brand of ‘organic beat music’ on the breakout album In The Moment. Culled, cut, post-produced & re-composed by Makaya using recordings of free improvisation he collected over dozens of live sessions in Chicago, through incubation & experimentation In The Moment established a procedural blueprint that he has since been sharpening & developing. Honing this process on narrower sets of source material, Makaya followed up In The Moment with 2 mixtape releases – 2017’s Highly Rare, a lo-fi free-jazz-meets-hip-hop suite he made from a live 4-track recording, and June 2018’s Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape), which he produced using live recordings from London jazz hub Total Refreshment Centre (captured at a showcase called CHICAGOxLONDON). Now, after 4+ years of refining his approach, Makaya McCraven puts forth an ambitious new work – Universal Beings – a culmination of concepts conceived by In The Moment, and his most elegant & articulated work yet. Spurred by a desire to connect with old friends & new collaborators in places where similar spirits & diasporic jazz innovations are thriving, Makaya worked with International Anthem across late 2017 & early 2018 to setup intimate live sessions in New York & Chicago, and pop-up “studio” sessions in London & Los Angeles. Though the contexts and logistics were D.I.Y. (as they almost always are with IARC), the friends & friends-of-friends that Makaya was able to enlist are top tier players across the board. Some might call them super groups of “new” jazz musicians from their respective cities, with Makaya as a common denominator. But more importantly, collectively they make an inspiring display of the organic global inter-connectedness of the Black American music tradition in 2018. Physically spanning national & international borders to create an album that musically spans deep spiritual jazz meditations, pulsing post-bop grooves & straight-ahead boom-bap, Makaya McCraven defies the simplifications of revisionism & regionalism while celebrating the sounds, settings & stories that define the provenance of his work. Universal Beings projects an all-encompassing message of unity, peace & power by embracing transcendence in all its expressions. ) 32.00

MAKAYA MCCRAVEN - Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape) LP (international anthem - Over the course of 3 days in London, drummer / producer Makaya McCraven connected with first time collaborators (Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia, Joe Armon-Jones, Soweto Kinch, Ashley Henry, Daniel Casimir and Kamaal Williams) and did 2 improvised performances as part of a 2-night showcase called CHICAGOxLONDON at legendary UK Jazz hub Total Refreshment Centre (TRC). The following Sunday afternoon five producers (LeFtO, Ben LaMar Gay, Quiet Dawn, Earl Jeffers and Don Leisure of the Darkhouse Family) were invited to TRC to participate in an event called Fresh Roasted: Live Beat-Making ad Battle, where they did live remixes of the recordings from Makaya and cos CHICAGOxLONDON performances. Remixes by Emma-Jean Thackray and Lexus Blondin were added to the pool, at which point Makaya took all the remixes and the raw live recordings from TRC back to his home studio in Chicago, chopped everything up and re-composed the music into two continuous side suites for this CHICAGO x LONDON mixtape.) 26.00

NØ MAN - Devils Cast Long Shadows LP (diy - peeps of Majority Rule - NØ MAN is a new band featuring all the members of the Majority Rule family, including the venomous vocals of Maha Shami (who sang on “Packaged Poison” from the split with pg99). Their debut album is devastating from the drop, and refuses to relent over the course of eight songs. The DC veterans cover a great deal of territory, from plodding crunchy numbers to more frantic breakneck rhythms, always knowing how to build, restrain, and ultimately unleash that urgent energy. Limited to 500 copies on blue color vinyl with a super nice printed jacket, silkscreened insert, and download code.) 18.00

RAGANA - You Take Nothing LP (ann out - With the tone of recent world events providing the inspiration for their new album You Take Nothing, the Oakland two-piece have returned with a feral vision of their brand of blackened crust. The album opens with a deliberate crunch before it turns toward placing more emphasis on atmosphere. Where they part ways with many American black metal bands is in the concise nature of their songwriting. It never feels like you have lost your place in a bloated drone of tremolo picking, and the blast beats always feel as if they are wisely implemented. These ladies hit you with varied colors and tempos. The anger they have put into the songs is thankfully glazed with a haze of metaphors rather than going the more punk route of shoving group-think bitching down your throat. This band once had more of a neo-folk element, but the last vestiges of that are shed. The use of clean vocals is even trimmed back, but they do surface going into the song “Winter’s Light”, though the melodic breath of fresh air is yanked away by a fiery explosion of blast beats. One of my favorite moments is the more sludged-out melancholy of “Destroyer”. The vocals are screamed with even more menace here. Her delivery on the chorus is one of the more effective uses of harsh vocals I have come across this year, as the cadence still accents everything as needed. The guitar riff to the verse of “Somewhere” is more like indie rock. The way the vocals urgently plead against the riffs makes this one of the album’s strongest songs. The album ends with the title track, which is ominous and darker than most of the previous songs, which already have a gray shroud over them. Vocally there is more of  crust calling out to the void. There is a little bit of a drone to this one, but it is effective as the song keeps moving, and the change of the vocals toward the end really makes a difference. It is more than evident that most of the growth this album displays lies in the attention to detail, balanced out by the sheer passion in their song-writing. While this album might not be as black metal as their earlier releases, it’s the quality songwriting that counts.) 18.00

RAGANA - Wash Away LP (ann out - Welcome to where the stars fall out of the night sky, and to where cold winds forever blow. Welcome to a place of solitude and retreat, where the silence and vastness of the world immerses you into a strange state of peace, loss and fear all at the same time. Ragana are a duo from Olympia WA, now residing in Oakland CA, comprised of Maria and Nikole. They play music that is transcendental, mesmerizing and beautiful, while retaining a simplicity, innocence and grace that is at times hard to grasp and even believe, and which is profoundly moving and seductive. The duo is comprised of guitar and drums, with both handling vocals, and they are both known to switch instruments – something that you will notice gives the songs a different feel from one to another. Wash Away is their third release and is a huge step forward from their previous works… While their talent was apparent from their earlier releases, this overall step above shows through the production quality, provided by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios, and James Plotkin’s crisp and cutting mastering really makes this album shine, flicker and resonate through your speakers like a fire coming out of the darkness. In this record, you will hear all of Ragana’s power, vision and artistic grace ascend to a climaxing zenith. The duo has an incredible way with moods and atmospheres and is extremely agile at touching the most intimate places of your soul, weaving their sonic tapestries in and out of various genres and creating something that exists solely within their vision and nowhere else. Taking cues from melodic proto-black Cascadian acts like Agalloch and Velnias and blending it with hints of doom, anarcho crust, post-punk, sludge, Americana and folk, the duo have materialized something intimate and graceful but untamed and feral at the same time, and just like some kind of mythological animal, this album nests inside you, burrowing deep within the bowels of your most remote imagination, haunting you.) 18.00

SARAH DAVACHI - Dominions LP (jaz - Dominions is the second full-length release from Canadian electroacoustic composer Sarah Davachi, following 2015’s Barons Court. A slightly more demure approach is at work here, shifting from the brooding textures of her previous work to softer tones and more delicate movements in structure, as in side openers ‘feeler’ and ‘ordinal’. Recorded primarily at her home base in Vancouver, Davachi returns with her typical assembly of electronic equipment, mostly consisting of vintage synthesizers as well as the Orchestron, a rare optical sampler known for its low fidelity charms. The five compositions on this release breathe new life into these obsolete machines, pausing only for the stringed cacophony of the album’s closer. Melodics emerge almost as an after thought, suggesting something farther and more distant, echoed in the disjointed imagery of local artist, Daniel Presnell.) 32.00

SAVILA - Sávila LP (self released - Savila is a medicinal plant that grows wild in tropical climates all over the world as well as the name of cumbia / latin / world / r&b inspired music and visual art project by guitarist Fabiola Reyna, vocalist Brisa Gonzalez and percussionist extraordinaire Papi Fimbres.) 25.00

THE SHIFTERS / PARSNIP - Hip Blister LP (future folklore - Two of modern Melbourne’s finest, paired together on one split LP! Parsnip’s technicolor mod-pop has a wide-eyed wonder similar to the Television Personalities and their Whaam! Records cohort, delivered in a freewheeling rush of warbling organ and sugar-spun harmonies. On “Counterfeit” and “Dailybreader,” they draw equal inspiration from ‘60s sunshine psychedelia and the smudged shambolic jangle of the C86 movement, before capping off their side of the record with a tambourine-bashed, Girls in the Garage-styled hipshaker called “Hip Blister” that’s as wildly raucous as anything that the Pandoras or Thee Headcoatees ever put to tape. On the flip, the Shifters offer up three brilliant tracks of their own, skirting the shaky line between wiry post-punk repetition and off-kilter pop scrawl. Comparisons to the early work of the Fall have been a little inevitable—the cryptically sardonic lyrical narratives, the rhythmic tunnel vision, the scratchy sparseness and occasional lackadaisical twang, all constantly on the verge of collapse—but despite those psychic parallels, the Shifters are never engaging in some sort of tired historical reenactment. The paranoid and tightly-wound slowburner “Conscript” is the closest that the group get to Mark E. territory here, while “Photo Op” touches on raw, ramshackle garage stomp in the Back From the Grave tradition, and “Righteous Harmonious Fists” hits twin inspirations of no-fidelity UK DIY messthetics and the skewed pop experiments of Flying Nun’s more eccentric 1980s wing. Two really strong sides that make for an all-around killer LP—if you’ve yet to have had a chance to fall for the charms of Parsnip and the Shifters on their own, now is the time. ) 18.00

THE SPACE LADY - On The Street Of Dreams LP (mississippi - Transcendentally beautiful, The Space Lady's music is returning to Earth. Transmitting messages of peace and harmony, The Space Lady began her odyssey on the streets of Boston in the late '70s, then San Francisco ten years later, playing versions of contemporary pop music with an accordion and dressed flamboyantly. Following the theft and destruction of her accordion, The Space Lady invested in a then-new Casio keyboard, complete with a phase shifter and headset mic, birthing an otherworldly new dimension to popular song that has captured the imaginations of the underground and its leading exponents ever since.) 18.00

U BAHN – U-Bahn LP (future folklore - Debut LP by U-Bahn from Spain. Catchy post punk new wave. ) 18.00

THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE - Trenchsewer b/w Heartshorn LP (feast of - New Orleans' The World is a Vampire delivers a serving of unsettled noisy goth punk. Add doses of 90's grunge and goth influence but create something truly nightmarish with it as they layer on bouts of vicious hardcore and moments of complete dementia. The sound is blown up as if played through mud, with huge distortion and the maniacal, shrieking, spectral howls of Bryan from Thou. This is a masterful melding of genres feat. KC from Thou/Treadles, Clayton of Heat Dust, Scott from Secret Passage, Michael from Silver Dodling, and Rachel of Bitchface. Absolutely fantastic ugly punk for these times.) 18.00

V/A - Salad Days Soundtrack LP (new rise - The soundtrack to director Scott Crawford's DC punk documentary, Salad Days. Features music from the film as well as out-of-print favorites from Marginal Man, Government Issue, Black Market Baby, Jawbox, United Mutation, Holy Rollers, Swiz, Fire Party, Kingface, and more.) 25.00



CD

SUN WORSHIP - elder giants CD (vendetta - Whether in the frozen Scandinavian forests or in the sprawling urbanity of Neukölln, desolation will be desolation. Berlin outfit SUN WORSHIP channels this desolation into an icy spear of harsh beauty. The result is a kind of black metal without pretense or theatrics, a sonic landscape both stripped and dense, perceived through post-punk schooled eyes and reduced to its bare essentials. The music of SUN WORSHIP is both a distant formal aesthetic homage to the era that first allowed for a spiritual experience of the genre as well a timeless catharsis through vehemence, momentum and volume.) 10.00


TAPES

CASPAR SONNET - Rōnin Blues TAPE (marriage - Rōnin Blues marks Caspar Sonnet’s 5th solo release since 2013. It also signifies his most extreme record to date, containing musical hallucinations, choral incantations and frantic sound. The album's sparse instrumentation drives the focus of this record, not to mention it’s unusual interpretations of pre-war blues forms.) 8.00

ERICA FREAS - Live At the Wunderbar TAPE (rumbletrown - LIVE CASSETTE recorded in Lyttelton, New Zealand during March 2016. 12 tracks of some well worn classics, some peeks into the future and some perhaps some glimmers of short lived songs that may or may not come again.) 7.00

JOHN ANDREWS & THE YAWNS - Bad Posture TAPE (marriage - Throughout years of traveling, John Andrews has documented his life with his home recordings. His first record, Bit By The Fang, found him living in the amish country of Lancaster, PA. On his latest record, Bad Posture, he waves farewell to Pennsylvania and greets the wooded hills of Barrington, NH. These songs were written slowly and quietly throughout the winter, usually late at night next to the wood stove. It was recorded in Andrews’ barn with the doors ajar, welcoming the springtime — inviting the outside noises in. You can hear the crickets chirping and the occasional truck driving by. The songs themselves lend their hand like slow backwoods Beatles demos covered in a thin blanket of tape hiss.) 8.00


T-shirts / Sweatshirts

DEAD MOON - logo T-shirt (mississippi - ORIGINAL Merchandise Maybe the most iconic hoodie the city of Portland has to offer.  An image so powerful none can shake it. Represent your allegiance to the hardest working band in show business in S/M/L/XL) 18.00

DEAD MOON - logo HOODED SWEATSHIRT (mississippi - black GILDAN hoodie with logo front print in Medium & Large) 32.00

MISSISSIPPI RECORDS - logo SHIRT (Black Gildan Shirt with yellow logo print. in S/ML/XL) 16.00

MISSISSIPPI RECORDS - logo SHIRT (White Gildan Shirt with black logo print. in S/M/L/XL) 16.00
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Re: BIS AUFS MESSER March news (dead moon, shifters, ragana,

Messagepar ADAGIO830 » 07 Mar 2019, 16:09

hi. welcome to a another newsletter for March. A bunch of new records arrived like the new DAPHNE ORAM - Oramics 4xLP, FELIX KUBIN - Max Brand Studie IV - T O P I A LP, KING MIDAS - Solitude DLP, LISTENER re issues, BLIXA BARGELD / LUCIANO CHESSA / OPENING PERFORMANCE ORCHESTRA / FRED MÖPERT - The Noise Of Art DLP, MOLLY NILSSON - Imaginations LP re issue, new JAZZMAN releases … and also lots of restocks like IDLES LPs, DAUGHTERS DLP, ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF LP …

more stuff is on its way like the new PISSGRAVE LP, SONIC YOUTH restocks, new Jessica Pratt Lp etc etc.

We also started booking a short GRAF ORLOCK european tour from July 17th til July 27th

https://www.facebook.com/events/223700238510180/

get in touch if u can help with a show

and in coincidence with the tour GRAF ORLOCK & SPORT will play Berlin on July 27th

https://www.facebook.com/events/328632627755950/

Thank you
 
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LP

ANUBIS - Anubis LP (replica - Originally released in 1983 this is Anubis' unique long-player filled with LED ZEPPELIN and British hard-rock influences. Remastered from the original tapes, this hard-to-find gem is now finally available again!) 18.00

BLIXA BARGELD / LUCIANO CHESSA / OPENING PERFORMANCE ORCHESTRA / FRED MÖPERT - The Noise Of Art DLP (sub rosa - This album contains seven compositions, created by the Opening Performance Orchestra, Blixa Bargeld, Luciano Chessa and Fred Möpert. All the pieces relate to the theme of Futurism and employ intonarumori, instruments invented and used more than a century ago by the Italian Futurists in their noise compositions. "In antiquity, life was nothing but silence." "Today noise reigns supreme over human sensibility.“ The Art of Noises, pertained to the entire 20th century. Published in 1913, in response to Francesco Balilla Pratella's Manifesto of Futurist Musicians, Russolo's text encompassed the fundamental ideas for the new music of the modern age. Radical ideas required original compositional approaches, as well as new types of instruments - hence the Futurists opted for the intonarumori. The two quotations prompted us to give thought to creating compositions in which we would return to the early 20th century, when noises as means of musical expression emerged for the very first time. The typical instruments used by our ensemble, the Opening Performance Orchestra, are laptops, by means of which we conceive our fraction music, which can be briefly characterised by the slogan no melody no rhythm no harmony. Constructing three intonarumori, writing our own pieces for these instruments and performing works by other contemporary composers - Blixa Bargeld, Luciano Chessa and Fred Möpert, represented for us getting into close contact with the beginnings of the musical avant-garde, as well as returning to the historical roots of the music that had served as the basis of noise in art.) 25.00

CULTURE REJECT - Breaking With The World LP (specifc - 10 song full length. Synth indie pop album by this canadian outfit.) 15.00

DAPHNE ORAM - Oramics 4xLP (young americans - Young Americans, operating under the Modern Love umbrella, presents an extremely special vinyl pressing of some of the most important early electronic music ever made. Daphne Oram was the founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, a department she more or less single-handedly created in 1958 camping out at the BBC studios for nights on end splicing tapes and working with various modified machines to create her abstract soundscapes. Eventually the BBC bent under her pressure and in studio 13 created the soon-to-be-legendary Radiophonic Workshop, with Daphne Oram as its first director. Oram also invented her own ‘drawn-sound’ technique, a process whereby strips of 35mm film would be manipulated before being fed into her home-made ‘Oramics’ machine which would convert and ‘read’ the film into sound. Despite her considerable and historic list of achievements, Oram’s life and work remain largely unknown by the wider public. As this remarkable 44-track collection shows, however, her work ranks amongst the most varied and pioneering ever made, it’s quite incredible to think that this is the first time any of these precious recordings have been available on vinyl. * Exremely special artefact from the founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop * None of this material has ever been available on vinyl before) 49.00

DELROY WILSON - Worth Your Weight In Gold LP (radiation - Delroy Wilson, one of Jamaica’s best loved vocalists, got his start with Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One label, scoring his first hit when he was just 15 years old! His career soon took off and Wilson spent most of the following two decades producing hits for Dodd, as well as Sonia Pottinger, and Bunny Lee. These six tracks, recorded at Channel One and produced by Gussie Clarke, feature the unbeatable drums and bass of Sly And Robbie.) 17.00

FELIX KUBIN - Max Brand Studie IV - T O P I A LP (vis - Individually numbered edition of 300 copies, includes an A5 insert and an instant download dropped to your account. Felix Kubin works with rare and stubborn analog synths for V I S on an abstract, extended portrait of the Hamburg docks riddled with field recordings. RIYL Daphne Oram, Romanian spectralists, Hafler Trio… Using the Max Brand synthesiser (a rare, modified Moog) on one side, and a Rob Hordijk modular system alongside sounds of the port of Hamburg on the other, the recordings render Kubin at his most explorative and experimental, as opposed to his usually heavily concept-driven output. ‘Max Brand Studie IV’ was composed for 8 loudspeakers, arranged in a circle, and was recorded in the former premises of the Institute for Media Archaeology, Donau, Austria. Working with what he calls “the egocentric and stubborn Max Brand” synth, Kubin rigs the machine in a way that allows it to speak and develop a life of its own, conjuring 19 minutes of ghostly spectral tones and beating pulses that haunt the vaulted recording space with a naturally unpredictable, analogue logic that’s fascinating to follow. On the flip, ’T O P I A’ was composed for a 3-channel video installation by Josphin Böttger. Recorded at Hamburg’s Hammerbrooklyn Studios, it uses the Rob Hordijk modular system and sounds of the city’s massive port to concretely characterise a sense of space and place that resonates abstract-industrial-realism, following a similar logic of endless cycles of growth and collapse, sustain and decay, with perceptively poetic results.) 14.00

INFINITE SPIRIT MUSIC - Live Without Fear DLP (jazzman - "I recorded 'Live Without Fear' on May 31 1979 with some of my friends. We drove up into Evanston from Chicago in 3 cars on a day that smelled good and spoke all day sunshine… to 'Live Without Fear' means to live in material reality with faith… Peace on you!" - Soji Ade' 2018 With a price of well over $1000 on the few occasions the original LP has hit the market, 'Live Without Fear' is a beautiful album of humble purity and peaceful spiritual jazz vibes that lives up to the hype. With the blessing of creator Soji Ade and colleague Kahil El Zabar, we're delighted to be able to finally share their music with you, 40 years since it was recorded. As so often with private pressings, few copies were pressed and those that were suffered from little or no distribution. However, with our new remaster and with added liner notes from Chicago music archivist Steven Emmerman, their message of love and spiritual unity can now be revealed and appreciated worldwide. The LP includes an insert with pics & liner notes, and comes as 2LP (45rpm) set which is limited to 1000 numbered copies. Download card enclosed. NOTE: The original LP was released with both sides approaching 30 mins in length. This is extraordinarily long for an LP and as such the quality of sound will suffer during playback. We have therefore taken the opportunity to release the album as 2 x 12" sides, each cut at 45rpm, and the sound quality has greatly improved as a result.) 32.00

JEAN BERNARD DE LIBREVILLE - Allons-y Gaiement LP (Produced from the original Acetate record made in 1969 and available for the first time on LP - Jean-Bernard de Libreville's previously unreleased and only album finally available. A TOTALLY mod-freakbeat-free-jazz-psychedelic-garage-rock MASTERPIECE from a demented FRENCH DANDY.) 17.00

KALEB STEWART - Tropical Depression LP (sounds of - With Tropical Depression, Kaleb Stewart has created a singer-songwriter album for the hardcore kids of the 90s. The memories are present and yet, the world has changed, it is burning on all corners. Reasons that once led you to form a band and scream your displeasure into the world we still have many of them, even more than before, and yet the rebellion in paradise stagnates. And with her, its art. Lethargy spreads and spreads to depression. And that's where Tropical Depression begins. The album is about so much more than the transfiguration of the early years, it is about the reflection of the actual state, about articulations, the desire of change and the simultaneous persistence in the golden cage. Kaleb's medium of musical description is pop. One aspect of this is that the door of the cage is wide open and yet not passed through. The fact that the lyrics are supposed to encourage people to think about it and perhaps to dare to take the step out is another aspect and one could call this punk again in the historical conclusion But maybe that's not important anymore, because the world has moved on.) 17.00

KING MIDAS - Solitude DLP (Woe are King Midas Sound on ’Solitude’, their crushingly desolate new album, auspiciously cued for a Valentine’s Day release on Shapednoise’s Cosmo Rhythmatic label. A meditation on loss, narrated by Roger Robisnon and produced by Kevin Martin (The Bug), ’Solitude’ sees KMS gut out their sound following the bittersweet shoegaze-dub blooms of their ‘Edition1’ [2015] collaboration with Fennesz, resulting in a starkly noirish elegy to extinguished romance and love in the endtimes Combining the grown-up, confessional vulnerability of Robinson’s lyrics and dreader-than-dread delivery with the most stripped back arrangements in Kevin Martin’s entire catalogue, the duo drill deep into emotional sufferation with simultaneously suffocating yet somehow beautiful results. Over the course of 12 songs, they glacially limn a coming-to-terms with a loss that has been enforced or unexpected, and ultimately arrive at the starkest conclusions with cinematic effect. ’Solitude’ pushes King Midas Sound’s pessimism to heart-rinsing degrees. Staging Robinson in a series of vantablack scenes veiled by smoky, minimal synth-lighting, the poet processes irrational and incessant feelings of rejection and loneliness. From the aching desolation of ‘You Disappear’ to the unflinching realisations of ‘X’, the ache imparted by Robinson’s lyrics is only amplified by his quiet stoicism, while Kevin Martin finds power in a sense of deferred gratification and his embrace of negative space.) 28.00

LISTENER - Wooden Heart LP (sounds of .. - Second studio album from (then) talk-music duo, Listener; Wooden Heart is a concept album that loosely draws it's framework from the popular children's tale The Never Ending Story, with each song having an alternate title that corresponds with characters, places and things from the story. Overall a more delicate affair it's predecessor, the album features 11 heartfelt songs that combine delicate and considered instrumentation with the trademark vocal delivery and vivid poetry of Dan Smith. Unlike anything you will have heard. Originally self released in July 2010) 17.00

LISTENER - Time Is A Machine LP (Describing the group Listener, a few years ago, would have involved discussing two guys, a guitar, a macbook, and a washing machine; an explanation that would turn the head of even the most avant-garde fans of music. Listener has now evolved into a full fledged rock and roll power trio with vocalist Dan Smith playing bass and brass, guitarist Christin Nelson behind the monstrous musical arrangements, and drummer Kris Rochelle pounding the skins as if the ghost of John Bonham haunted his dreams. With thought provoking stage banter, music that keeps your mind busy, and words that quickly take hold of your heart, Listener is a near perfect balance of what words and music are supposed to be.) 17.00

MARCOS VALLE - samba "demais" LP (cornbread - Marcos Valle's incredible 1963 debut, Samba ''Demais'', established him as one of the premier performers and composers in the emerging Brazilian popular music landscape. Barely out of his Rio high school, where classmates included fellow Brazilian musical legends Edu Lobo and Dori Caymmi, Valle caught the eye of label executives and had a debut record out before his 20th birthday. Though he would later go on to be a massive superstar across his native country and a cult figure throughout the rest of the world, these humble beginning show Valle already had a complete mastery of the samba songwriting form and was already a brilliant performer. An essential Brazilian title on 180 gram vinyl with 1 bonus track from Cornbread.) 16.00

MAYUMI SONODA WITH KICHIRI SUGINO TRIO - Gogo Sanji No Aki LP (stuio mule - A hidden japanese vocal jazz gem resurfaces via Mule Musiq’s reissue selection from Tokyo’s legendary Johnny’s Disk Records “Studio Mule present a reissue of Mayumi Sonoda with Kichiro Sugino Trio's Gogo Sanji No Aki, originally released on Johnny's Disk Record in 1982. Johnny's Disk Record is an independent jazz label run by the owner of jazz cafe Kaiunbashi No Johnny located in Rikuzentakata City in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. The legendary label released a string of albums of high quality but down-to-earth music, spanning from modern jazz, avant-garde jazz, to left-field pop. Albums such as 1980's Farewell My Johnny / Left Alone and 1978's Aya's Samba (STUDIOMUL 013LP) have reached cult status among fans as some of the best works to come out of the Japanese jazz scene. Gogo Sanji No Aki is an album by vocalist Mayumi Sonoda -- a jazz vocalist who looked up to Chris Connor and made her debut at a US Army camp at the age of 16 -- that was recorded with the help of Kichiro Sugino's Trio. Opening with the bilingual ballad "It's over", in which she sings in both English and Japanese, the album sees her covering standards that giants like Helen Merrill, Frank Sinatra, and Billie Holiday have popularized, while showcasing her vocal abilities that set her apart from her peers. A hidden, Japanese female vocal jazz gem.”) 28.00

MOLLY NILSSON - Imaginations LP (col. Vinyl) (night school - That we live in a world changed is beyond question. Since 2015’s Zenith, Berlin-based songwriter Molly Nilsson has surrendered to the world, traveling from Mexico to Glasgow, observing the changing socio-political landscape and imagining a better world. For an artist who has so successfully created her own environment and gradually let others in, her 8th studio album Imaginations sees Nilsson directly engaging with her surroundings, engendering change and allowing love in. Imaginations dreams big, recasting storming, stadium-sized pop into the internal language of the solo auteur. Imaginations is not escapism, it’s a kaleidoscope and an alternative view, an agent of change. Opener Tender Surrender encapsulates Imaginations, a tango on the ruins of the past, like many of Nilsson’s best songs a collision between the political and personal. Though potentially a love song, there’s a glowing anger in the lines “I want your ruin, I want destruction, I won’t be through until we mend this…” this is rapturous transformation, order and chaos. Molly has built an almost 10 year career on perfectly summing up how we feel and this is no different… Who else could write a song about privilege (Let’s Talk About Privileges) and make a heart-rending chorus of “It’s never being afraid of the police, it’s expecting every thank you, every please.” The artist’s vision on this album is perhaps more forceful than the emotionally fragile moments of previous album Zenith, at times exemplified on songs like Memory Foam, a bright, driving pop song that belies themes of nostalgia and the past, reminding us that Molly alone can make us feel so welcome in loneliness. If there’s overt anger in songs like Money Never Sleeps, an anthem for a post-capitalist utopia if ever there was one, there’s also seams of optimism sewn into the album’s genetic code. Any revolutionary will tell you that anger alone achieves nothing - Nilsson’s mission on Imaginations is to offer some alternatives we can hold close. Not Today Satan is a song about accepting love as the agent of change; “Don’t be sad, but do get mad at all the small men who act so tall, in the end they always fall; there ain’t no sin in giving in to love, that’s just how we’re winning the fight.” Love can be visceral, a weapon with which to fight the power.  On Imaginations Molly is recasting her interior monologue as a prism through which to see the world, a means to live differently and to reject the status quo. We can Think Pink, change our destiny together. This is an optimism about the future when we need it the most. “New boys, new girls.. give me your smile and I’ll give you mine” Clearly, we are living through a transformation but with alchemists like Molly Nilsson, we’re never alone in the process.) 22.00

PHILIP GLASS - Music in Twelve Parts. Concert à Paris​,​1975 DLP (transversalles - The newly discovered and unreleased concert from 1975 recorded by the Philip Glass Sextet at La Maison de Radio, Paris. The sextet is composed of Philip Glass, Jon Gibson, Dickie Landry, Michael Riesman, Joan La Barbara and Richard Peck. Music in Twelve Parts is a set of twelve pieces written between 1971 and 1974. This performance in France includes part 1, 2, 3, 11 and 12 on a double LP. Also included a very rare Philip Glass interview from 1974 in his NYC loft during the rehearsals of this piece, produced for the french radio by Daniel Caux - musicologist and co-founder of Shandar Records.  ORTF Recordings - release with the full permission and cooperation of Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA) ) 27.00

ROBERT MITCHUM - Calypso Is Like… So LP (While filming in Trinidad in 1957, Robert Mitchum soaked up local music talent like Lord Melody and Mighty Sparrow, resulting in this amazing experiment of pure Caribbean calypso in which the number one icon of Hollywood coolness insists on imitating the broken English of many of the original calypso artists (this is 'dis' and 'the' is often dropped), while singing a bunch of traditional Caribbean songs (complete with the requisite steel drums, congas and backing horns) along with a few Elvis-styled rockers. 180 gram LP + download code.) 16.00

V/A - Spiritual Jazz 9: Blue Notes Part 2 DLP (jazzman - The Blue Note Record label needs little introduction. Musically, graphically and sonically iconic, the label created and defined the golden age of modern jazz on record. Founded in 1939 by German émigré Alfred Lion, the label’s roster of artists is a litany of giants – Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, Herbie Hancock and many more. With peerless musicians in the grooves, the legendary Rudy Van Gelder behind the boards, and graphic design genius Reid Miles creating emblematic artwork for every release, Blue Note – ‘the Cadillac of the jazz lines’ – was outstanding in every way. Volume 9 of Jazzman’s ground-breaking Spiritual Jazz series takes a close look at the deeper side of Blue Note – from the experimental avant-garde explored by younger musicians such as Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson and Pete La Roca, to the exciting new developments in modal sounds put forward by stalwarts Hank Mobley, Jackie McLean and Duke Pearson. The music we have selected shows how musicians working with the label responded to a period of dramatic social and sonic change, charting the route toward the esoteric and spiritualised sounds that would dominate the deepest jazz of the 1970s. As ever, Blue Note had lit the path, and this new Spiritual Jazz collection shows that the progressive and underground jazz sound of the 1960s was not only the preserve of obscure artists and private pressings. Blue spirits and heavy sounds on Blue Note – the finest in jazz since 1939, brought to you by Jazzman.) 32.00

V/A - Spiritual Jazz 9: Blue Notes Part 1 DLP (jazzman - The Blue Note Record label needs little introduction. Musically, graphically and sonically iconic, the label created and defined the golden age of modern jazz on record. Founded in 1939 by German émigré Alfred Lion, the label’s roster of artists is a litany of giants – Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, Herbie Hancock and many more. With peerless musicians in the grooves, the legendary Rudy Van Gelder behind the boards, and graphic design genius Reid Miles creating emblematic artwork for every release, Blue Note – ‘the Cadillac of the jazz lines’ – was outstanding in every way. Volume 9 of Jazzman’s ground-breaking Spiritual Jazz series takes a close look at the deeper side of Blue Note – from the experimental avant-garde explored by younger musicians such as Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson and Pete La Roca, to the exciting new developments in modal sounds put forward by stalwarts Hank Mobley, Jackie McLean and Duke Pearson. The music we have selected shows how musicians working with the label responded to a period of dramatic social and sonic change, charting the route toward the esoteric and spiritualised sounds that would dominate the deepest jazz of the 1970s. As ever, Blue Note had lit the path, and this new Spiritual Jazz collection shows that the progressive and underground jazz sound of the 1960s was not only the preserve of obscure artists and private pressings. Blue spirits and heavy sounds on Blue Note – the finest in jazz since 1939, brought to you by Jazzman.) 32.00
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Re: BIS AUFS MESSER March news (dead moon, shifters, ragana,

Messagepar ADAGIO830 » 15 Mar 2019, 14:20

Hi. welcome. Mid March is here and we got tons of new stuff like the killer new LOW LIFE LP on Goner records, new THE COWBOYS Lp via Feel It, new Sentinent Ruin releases, HAND GRENADES - Demos To London LP via Last Laugh, new Italians Do It Better releases like the DOUBLE MIXTE - Romance Noire LP and a new Jonny Jewel Soundtrack, INNUMERABLE FORMS - Punishment In Flesh LP and the new PISSGRAVE LP, the new JESSICA PRATT LP as EU pressing via City Slang and the US press via Mexican Summer, new stuff and restocks from Numero, PEDRO THE LION - Phoenix DLP (us press on polyvinyl), SENYAWA - Sujud LP, the new TIM PRESLEY DLP, the great X - Los Angeles LP re issue, restock of the ASYLUM PARTY LP, HONKAS - Lied Für Fritz 7“, MUTTER - Mutter Vinyl Box 2LP-BOX SET, the new DIE GOLDENEN ZITRONEN - More Than A Feeling LP, the new THE COATHANGERS - The Devil You Know LP (col. Vinyl), EIJI NAKAYAMA - aya's samba LP restock , BERLIN EXPRESS - The Russians Are Coming LP and much more …

we also have some new releases lined up on ADAGIO830 like a new LORD SNOW LP, an 12“ with GOMME from Paris, some new stuff with RANK/XEROX, a 12“ with TRUTH CULT from DC (peeps of GIVE, PROTESTER etc), a full length with CONTRACTIONS and vinyl re issue of the fantastic BROWN SPIRIT LP …


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HARNRÖHRER - Harnröhrer 7“ (static age - Official repress! Comes in the original artwork! West-German Punk-band from the city of Freiburg, active from 1980 until 1983. Unfortunately the bands only release!) 8.00

HONKAS - Lied Für Fritz 7“ (static age - West-German Punk-band from the city of Wolfsburg (Lower-Saxony) featuring Max Müller of Mutter & Campingsex. Named after the German serial killer Fritz Honka from Hamburg, who killed 4 prostitutes in the mid 70’s.) 8.00

MAC DEMARCO PLAYS HARUMI HOSONO - Honey Moon 7“ (Light in the Attic Records is beyond excited to announce a series of exclusive vinyl and digital singles, featuring some of our favorite contemporary artists covering their favorite songs. Housed in a custom jacket designed by L.A.-based artist ROBBIE SIMON, each 7” in the series is pressed on special colored vinyl and features the original version as the B-side. The series launches with MAC DEMARCO covering one of his biggest musical idols, HARUOMI HOSONO. Having referenced him in numerous interviews and on his album covers, DeMarco now pays direct homage to the Japanese legend with his sincere take on “Honey Moon,” originally released on Tropical Dandy in 1975. DeMarco effortlessly sings the original lyrics in Japanese, while maintaining his own unmistakable cool. Pressed on honey yellow vinyl.) 13.00

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ANDY HUMAN AND THE REPTOIDS - Psychic Sidekick LP (total punk - There's Aliens In Our Midst! Transmitting from the same warbley orbit as fellow Californians Twinkeyz, as well as outliers Roxy Music, and Gary Numan's Tubeway Army, ANDY HUMAN AND THE REPTOIDS are back with their first full length in almost four years. In the time between they've teased us with a bunch of killer singles. A succession of short blast preparing the world for their eventual invasion. Here we are in the 2019 and the mothership is descending. Psychic Sidekick is a 10-track transmission of intent. Space is the place and The Reptoids are here to carry us away. 100% TOTAL PUNK!) 20.00

ASYLUM PARTY - Borderline LP (back in stock - Asylum Party's cold wave classic available on vinyl. Reissue by '80s French touching pop pioneers Asylum Party. Originally released on Lively Art in 1989, this is the very first vinyl repressing of the record in over 29 years. 'Borderline' is the band's second full length, playing a dark, lush, and melodic style of dreamy pop later to be dubbed cold wave.) 25.00

THE BEAST - Power Metal Ep LP (mono - This mega rare 1983 scorcher from New Jersey’s infamous Mutha records (Chronic Sick) gets its first and proper reissue. Four tracks with a way nasty blend of metal and hardcore punk. Think maybe some Discharge meets GG and the Jabbers with some early Metal Blade type solos. A couple hundred copies originally made (as a 7-inch). Same amount made this time but on a one sided 12” 45rpm. Not to be slept on.) 18.00

BERGRAVEN - Det framlidna minnet LP (nordvis - Sweden’s Bergraven are never shy of venturing to the very edge of black metal terrain and staring into the maddening abyss. In the nine years since Till Makabert Väsen all three members have been busy with their exceptional Stilla project, which has served to take the edge off the longing for new material. Bergraven are, however, an altogether more complex, ethereal beast and allows the trio to indulge their more experimental proclivities. Det framlidna minnet deals with memories – their fluid nature and how the healthy human spirit builds a wall around itself with carefully adjusted memories and yet sometimes the system corrupts and memories become ghosts that haunt their hosts with regret and despair. ) 28.00

BERLIN EXPRESS - The Russians Are Coming LP (mecanica - Berlin Express was a one-time collaboration between Conrad Schnitzler (Kluster, Tangerine Dream) and his son Gregor Schnitzler together with Peter Baumann (Tangerine Dream). They composed and recorded at Paragon Studios (Berlin) a 3-track 12” single released in 1982. This “electro-wave” project is now re-issued including the three original tracks plus a rare mix of "The Russians Are Coming” from the same recording sessions. Limited run of 500 copies with a postcard.) 17.00

CLAVICVLA - Sermons LP (sentinent ruin - Sentient Ruin is honored and proud to bring you an aural and sensorially devastating experience like nothing else. A masterpiece of infernal aural terror which expands the mind—stretching it to its inevitable death and dissolution—and which paralyses the flesh. Italian one-man dark ambient/death industrial demon CLAVICVLA seamlessly blends the obsidian immensity of Lustmord and the wretched mantras of Trepaneringsritualen to unleash forty minutes of dismal and infernal atmospherics, drowning the listener into a formless and hallucinatory sonic void of utter dread and of unparalleled darkness. With inhuman and monstrous sub-bass frequencies, diabolical atmospheres, and black hole-sized drones, throughout these five tracks the listener will be transported to an otherwordly and remote realm lost somewhere at the edge of existence, where the boundaries between nightmare and reality begin to blur and dissolve, revealing a world beyond of absolutely omnipotent and boundless demonic enormity.) 18.00

THE COATHANGERS - The Devil You Know LP (col. Vinyl) (suicide squeeze - In the bygone era of arena rock, concerts were a way of promoting records. Punk challenged that notion by making rock a communal experience again: the boundaries between performer and punter were blurred; anyone could start a band; and records were no longer the definitive statement of an artist’s vision, but rather a way of promoting visceral and participatory live shows. In their early years, Atlanta trio The Coathangers were very much of the classic punk ethos—the band was a live entity, and the records were merely a document of the charisma and chaos projected from stage. But after 12 years of relentlessly touring on a steady flow of EPs and LPs, The Coathangers finally took a moment to recalibrate before diving into the creation of their sixth studio album The Devil You Know. After a summer break of reflection and reassessment, the band regrouped to make an album that captures all the vitality of their early years while honing their individual strengths into new communal achievements. It’s a record that takes their established takes on vitriolic punk, playful house-party anthems, and heartworn ballads and melds them into a new sound that retains all their former live show glories while revealing a new level of songwriting and nuance. ) 22.00

THE COWBOYS - The Bottom Of A Rotten Flower LP (feel it - "The fourth album by THE COWBOYS (from Bloomington, Indiana) is kinda like a modern Midwestern version of The Who Sell-Out or Something Else by The Kinks—a basic R&R band stretching its wings to embrace more varied musical elements and dig into deeper subject matter. The Cowboys grow up! And they grow in number too, with CHRIS KRAMER Kramer (NOBUNNY/SLUSHY) joining the brilliant MARK MCWHIRTER for a killer guitar team. Vocalist/songwriter KEITH HARMAN alters his whooping nasal-punk a bit, with a more naturalistic approach when it fits the mood. His songwriting skills are mighty. ZACKERY WORCEL (bass) and JORDAN TARANTINO (drums) provide a solid, relentless groove. There are 16 hooky gems in this new LP. To compare the Cowboys’ songs to Pete Townshend and Ray Davies was no casual thing up front. Check 'Doghouse Rag' for primo late-60s Kink-kwality pop. Then there’s the insanely hooky 'Some Things Never Change,' with its nod to early 70s Sparks. This song should be a smash hit RIGHT NOW! And dig 'Bodie, Don’t Jump' in all its bubblegum glory! The deceptively short 'Deuce' with its 70s-style pop exploding into VU-like noise, etc. It’s very cool to see a modern R&R band progress in the true sense of the word--to mature and seek new horizons. I’ve personally seen them when they opened the very first show by the reunited Gizmos in 2014, and then when they played with us again in Chicago 2017, to this new album. It’s an impressive climb. For anybody into garage-rock or power-pop, this has gotta be an instant CLASSIC! But I’m just gonna call it rock’n’roll."—Eddie Flowers, Vulcher Magazine/The Gizmos.) 18.00

DEAF CENTER - Low Distance LP (sonic pieces - Low Distance is Deaf Center´s third full-length studio album and perhaps the most focused effort by the Norwegian duo to date. After their last record Owl Splinters (2011) was quite an eclectic endeavor, Erik K Skodvin & Otto A Totland draw their sound back into something more quiet and minimal. The record starts with a piece of sweeping analougue electronics. It´s a spacious, yet dynamic opener that leads directly into the static tones and piano motivs of Entity Voice, which balances a new sense of abstractation with the classic Deaf Center sound. It´s warm and close while sounding like it´s set in the outer horizon. Overall Low Distance feels both alien and familiar with its atonal synths, close pianos and drowned out noises. After meeting in studio for the first time since 2011, the recordings came out of a 3 day session in 2017. It was then mixed at both EMS Stockholm and at Erik´s home studio over a longer period to create a blend of deeply layered as well as stripped down pieces. Both Erik & Otto have been active individually since their last meeting as Deaf Center: Otto released 2 solo piano albums, while Erik has furthered his descent into musical abstractation both under his own name and as Svarte Greiner. It´s long overdue to hear them connect their personalities into something new. Low Distance is a welcome return replete with beauty, mystery and uncertainty. The limited edition comes with handmade textiled artwork, incl. printed inner sleeve and handnumbered downloadcard.) 22.00

THE DON RENDELL / IAN CARR QUINTET - Shades Of Blue LP (jazzman - Due to overwhelming demand for our 5LP boxset which sold out on the day of release, here are the first ever official individual re-issues of all five of the iconic Lansdowne recording sessions by the legendary UK jazz combo, the Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet. The five albums; Shades Of Blues (1965), Dusk Fire (1966), Phase III (1968), Change Is (1969) and Live (1969), have reached almost mythical status in the collector's world. Regarded as holy grail artefacts for even the seasoned aficionado, the collective second hand market value comes to an astonishing £6000. The complete Don Rendell & Ian Carr Lansdowne recording sessions are now available as individual LPs. We located and acquired the original analogue master tapes from the Universal vaults and created masters at Abbey Road Studios to produce audiophile quality 180g pressings replete with replica artwork - shape, design, and even paper stock. No stone has been left unturned to deliver this absolute labour of love to the highest possible standard! Inside is a link to a printable online pdf which contains never before seen photographs, interviews with the remaining living band members and liner notes from BBC Radio 3 presenter and award-winning jazz writer Alyn Shipton. The band played together for seven years and during this fruitful time they made a plethora of deeply melodic, post-bop British jazz compositions that later on took influences from Indo and more spiritually guided jazz. Produced by the influential Denis Preston and recorded at his Lansdowne Studios in London, the band was primarily made up of saxophonist Don Rendell, trumpeter/composer Ian Carr, and pianist/composer Michael Garrick. This is UK jazz at its absolute finest and is a treasure not to be missed. ) 28.00

THE DON RENDELL / IAN CARR QUINTET - Phase III LP (jazzman —- see above) 28.00

THE DON RENDELL / IAN CARR QUINTET - Live LP (jazzman - see above) 28.00

THE DON RENDELL / IAN CARR QUINTET - Dusk Fire LP (jazzman - see above) 28.00

THE DON RENDELL / IAN CARR QUINTET - Change Is LP (jazzman - see above) 28.00

DOUBLE MIXTE - Romance Noire LP (italians do it better - A new six-track release from Paris-based electronic/synth pop duo DOUBLE MIXTE—THOMAS MANN and CLARA APOLIT. Produced by JOHNNY JEWEL.) 22.00

EIJI NAKAYAMA - aya's samba LP (studio mule - Brilliant debut album from Eiji Nakayama, reissued 41 years since its original release, thanks to Studio Mule. 'Aya's Samba' has reached cult status over the years, and rightly so. Top level Japanese jazz. Originals go for an eye-watering amount so get this instead.) 27.00

EUGENE CHADBOURNE - Solo Guitar Vol. 2-1/3 LP (feeding tube - EUGENE CHADBOURNE is one of the great guitar players of the modern era. At the time he began recording in Canada in 1975, his music was a unique syncretic formulation. While its most obvious component was free improvisation in a style then most widely associated with English and European players, his music also contained elements of jazz, country, folk, blues, psychedelic and international sounds, referencing these threads in ways that were so diverse and intensely personalized it would take scholars decades to decode them. Volume 2-1/3 is the second of four LPs devoted to documenting some of the music Dr. Chadbourne was creating during the years he was based in the provinces of Canada, while avoiding the conscriptive powers of Richard Nixon and his ilk. Exact details of the recordings are unknown, but that's trivial. There are six tracks of improvisational guitar madness at its most glorious. Describing them is almost impossible, but I can at least tell you their names 'Piazza del Duomo,' 'Preperation Dimafbay' (sic), 'Father (You Opened),' 'That's All Water Under the Bridge' (purported to be the first lesson of a proposed guitar instructional record, which is a fairly brain-searing concept) and 'Rocket!' (which is a different take of the Oliver Lake classic first recorded on Volume Two). This last one might be my fave Chadbourne acoustic piece ever. Maybe yours too! If not, just give this a spin and let us know your favorite. Maybe you'll win a button. Solo Guitar Volume 2-1/3 is even more amazing than the last one, in our opinion. And there's more to come!”—Byron Coley, 2019 Edition of 400.) 25.00

DIE GOLDENEN ZITRONEN - More Than A Feeling LP (bubak - Wieder legen Die Goldenen Zitronen alle zehn Finger in die Wunden und wühlen darin herum, dass es wehtut. ... und einmal mehr halten Die Goldenen Zitronen voll drauf mit den Waffen der Kritik, sezieren, spießen auf und polieren Widersprüche. Nach nun schon einigen Jahrzehnten sind die Goldies noch immer eine Punkband. Aber eine, die sich, die eigene Szene und die eigene Musik hinterfragt und Punk als eine Haltung definiert, die Haltung sucht, sowohl musikalisch als auch inhaltlich. Das lässt uns immer wieder überrascht aufhorchen, klanglich und textlich und vieles bringt uns zum Grübeln. Auf More Than A Feeling ist die Gruppe arbeitsteiliger vorgegangen als auf früheren Alben, die Genese ist eher an zeitgenössische Hiphop-Produktionen angelehnt. Und so krachen hier Acid, DAF, Ernst Busch, Kendrick Lamar, Punkrock, Störgeräusche und Experimente mit Sequencer und Drummachines zusammen. Die Goldies äußern sich immer so, wie es bisher noch niemand gemacht hat. "More Than A Feeling" ist nicht zuletzt auch eine Sammlung von verzweifelten Spottliedern, von denen man nicht weiß, was schwerer wiegt, der Spott oder die Verzweiflung über das Verspottete.) 20.00

HAND GRENADES - Demos To London LP (last laugh - In 1979, the HAND GRENADES unveiled their debut (and subsequently only) single, “Demo to London,” to little public notice except from some European record store owners who were mailed promotional copies containing prints seemingly the work of Andy Warhol. But despite the shenanigans (and threatened legal action from Warhol), the band failed to gain much of any notoriety. The Hand Grenades eventually became the SPONSORS and put an album out on Dutch label Plexus that got only slightly more recognition. Fortunately, longtime dustbin excavators Last Laugh Records have resuscitated the Hand Grenades’ lone artifact and evidence of the band’s existence and paired it with two unearthed recordings never pressed to wax before. The original A-side, “Demo to London,” sounds like a long lost Fast Product side, while its flip, “Comà Dos,” could be an early Wire cut if they took themselves a little less seriously. Meanwhile, the two new tracks, “Cocoon” and “Murder,” perhaps point the way towards what the Sponsors would become, pairing angular guitar hooks with a more melodic bent. Despite any similarities to their contemporaries, what’s obvious is that the band was well on its way to forging a distinctive set of sonics, which fortunately can now finally be heard.) 18.00

INNUMERABLE FORMS - Punishment In Flesh LP (profound lore - Massachusetts-based death metal force Innumerable Forms have completed their much anticipated, devastating debut album Punishment In Flesh. Formed in 2007 by mastermind Justin DeTore (Sumerlands, Magic Circle, Mind Eraser), a veteran of the Boston hardcore / power violence scene, as a solo project to bring forth his vision of death metal influenced by the Finnish style circa 1991, it quickly generated a cult following with their live shows supporting a small amount of releases, consisting of the Dark Worship 7-inch EP, a split with Blessed Offal, and the Frozen To Death compilation cassette. Now with this debut, they will harness the true spirit of ancient darkness and fury, seething with sheer brutality and primal rawness with total disregard and contempt for modern-day death metal. While DeTore pretty much handled all the instruments himself on previous recordings, for this he assembled a full band (which has also been the live lineup as well) including guitarists Chris Ulsh (Mammoth Grinder, Power Trip) and Jensen Ward (Iron Lung), bassist Doug Cho (The Rival Mob), and drummer Connor Donnegan (Genocide Pact).) 25.00

JESSICA PRATT - Quiet Signs LP (city slang - For her third album Quiet Signs, Jessica Pratt offers up nine spare, beautiful & mysterious songs that feel like the culmination of her work to date. "Fare Thee Well" and "Poly Blue" retain glimmers of On Your Own Love Again's hazy day spells, but delicate arrangements for piano, flute, organ and strings instill a lush, chamber pop vim. The record's B-side, meanwhile, glows with an arresting late-night clarity; the first single, "This Time Around," pairs the Los Angeles artist's intimate vulnerability with a newfound resolve. Ultimately, this confidence is what sets Quiet Signs apart from Pratt's previous work, the journey of an artist stepping out of the darkened wings to take her place as one of this generation's preeminent songwriters.) 22.00

JESSICA PRATT - On Your Own Love Again LP (drag city - back in stock - Seeing the world through a Pratt's eyes is a surpassingly beautiful thing. But subtly, oh so subtly, and with such sweet flakes of humor falling. Tunes and vibe to the max.) 21.00

JOHNNY JEWEL - Don't Come Back From The Moon SOUNTRACK LP (italians do it better - JOHNNY JEWEL's soundtrack score for the film Don't Come Back From The Moon starring James Franco and Rashida Jones. Includes additional pop songs from GLASS CANDY, CHROMATICS, MIRAGE and SYMMETRY. Fourteen tracks in all. Pressed on pink champagne vinyl.) 20.00

THE KINGSTONIANS - Sufferer LP (antarctica - While Montego Bay natives Jackie Bernard, his brother Footy Bernard and cousin Lloyd Kerr recorded under various guises in the early ’60s, their collective arrival as The Kingstonians in 1967 marked a sea change not only in the vocal trio’s productivity and popularity, but also in the emerging Reggae sound. The Kingstonians made several chart-topping singles between 1968 and 1970, including the massive hit “Singer Man” whose success ultimately led to the release of their sole LP, Sufferer.  Originally issued on Trojan, Sufferer collects a dozen of The Kingstonians’ best-known songs. Produced by Derrick Harriott, these truly boss sounds would pack dancehalls on the island as well as become the soundtrack for working-class youth across ’70s Britain.  The title track remains a classic of the early Reggae era with impeccable arrangements, stuttering organ and soul-steeped lyrics. The Kingstonians’ shift away from Rocksteady modes is perhaps most apparent on the aforementioned “Singer Man”—an irresistible forward groove, prompting a deeper danceability that is rightly centered on real feeling.  Antarctica Starts Here presents the first-time domestic release of Sufferer. Reproducing the original sleeve design, this reissue is part of an archival series that focuses on Trojan’s essential ’60s and ’70s catalogue. Liner notes by Laurence Cane-Honeysett.) 25.00

MATMOS - Plastic Anniversary LP (thrill jockey - Thrill Jockey Records is pleased to announce Plastic Anniversary, the new album by Baltimore-based electronic duo Matmos. Pushing off from the restricted palette of their last album, the critically acclaimed Ultimate Care II, which was composed entirely from the sound of a washing machine, Plastic Anniversary is also derived from a single sound source: plastic.) 24.00

MERZBOW - Venereology DLP (relapse - The undisputed king of Japanese noise MERZBOW returns, as the landmark album Venereology celebrates 25 tinnitus-inducing years with its inaugural vinyl pressing! Remastered by James Plotkin (ISIS, ELECTRIC WIZARD, FULL OF HELL, and more) and featuring reworked art, this is the most extreme recording of harsh electronic sickness you will ever own! Venereology features a second LP with more than 20 minutes of unreleased bonus material.) 32.00

MUTTER - Mutter Vinyl Box 2LP-BOX SET (hanse - Mutter is a noiserock band from Berlin, Germany, founded in 1986 from the remains of Campingsex. The band has released 10+ albums. The box contains their first album "Ich Schäme Mich Gedanken Zu Haben Die Andere Menschen In Ihrer Würde Verletzen." as well as an exclusive compilation LP with tracks from compilations and demos called "Musik von Samplern Und Demos“. White, sturdy embossed boxset that is equiped to hold 7 albums in total. 5 more LPs are coming….) 55.00

MUTTER - Ich schäme mich Gedanken zu haben die andere Menschen in ihrer Würde verletzen LP (Do you, even though the title of this record gnaws you thoughtless and inhuman pack directly at your bad conscience, want to detoxify your worthless mind? Do you, reader, want the total skull fuck? MUTTER will provide it to you. With lyrics from the non-intellect-free zone that actually only work in German as they work here - directly and non-scandalising the filthiness of life. Anyone who trumps a title like "Old and Gay" more than the obvious oh-so-taboo dimension, a simple-produced, rehearsed with conventional rock instrumentation, but shuddering after excrement of all kinds smoldering din, which slowly but obtrusively scratched the listener's hemorrhoids bloody , puking him in the face so naturally, like flipper had his goodness to shit in his eyes, he is allowed to do everything and more ... Almighty The most unruly big noise from Berlin, Strange music, Nothing but noise Mother, fuck me! (Howl 1990)) 25.00

MY DISCO - Environment LP (downwards - ‘Environment’ is My Disco’s uncompromising album of avant-industrial and synth despair for their staunch allies at Downwards. It was written and recorded during winter in Berlin, 2018, in a studio previously used by Einstu¨rzende Neubauten, Keiji Haino and Pan Sonic, and channels those heroes’ uncompromising aesthetics into a radical departure from the band’s previous releases, leaving behind gnashing guitars, cold metallic percussion and gloomy pads reverberating in derelict, factory-like space Gutting out the driving, mathy repetition of their prized early work (2010’s Steve Albini-produced ’Young/You’ is a favourite of Karl O’Connor/Regis), the Melbourne-based trio now recall the ungodly offspring of Raime and Swans, operating with an increased appreciation of space, rhythm and tone that will shock even the hardest to please explorers of avant-rock and industrial fault lines. In no uncertain terms, its 8 tracks plumb the depths of a foul mood, strafing thru a series of antechamber-like stations like some inelegant beast encumbered with clanking manacles and ankle restraints. Thanks to the visceral, vivid nature of the recording and production, the devil lies in the synaesthetic sonic/visual detail, riddling a mostly wordless narrative that perfectly says it without saying it. Biting down first with the jagged metallic klang and gnawing drones of ‘An Intimate Conflict’, the album continues to fetishise both bleeding-raw and cinematic themes thru the torture chamber ambience of ‘Exercise In Sacrifice’, and the red-lining tone poem ‘Act’, leading into belly of the beast bass growls on ‘Rival Colour’, before the dissonant, keening might of ‘No Permanence’ calves off into a closer to end all closers, with the band’s Cornell Wilczek feeding Buchla Easel tones into the empty tank strikes and fetid atmosphere of ‘Forever’ with a febrile effect worthy of Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement.By any measure, ‘Environment’ is one of Downwards’ most singular albums, and a must-check for disciples of proper, unheimlich sonics.) 22.00

NEW WORLD MUSIC - Intellectual Thinking LP (numero - Pre-dotcom electro-funk from the long-running S.F. collective New World Music, gathering the best of their opium-hazed Macola-issued singles on one tidy 12". Winding keys loosely hug an over-worked 808, as a slapping, watery bass gallops alongside, the looming bummer of the mid-’80s drug war hanging heavy over the whole affair. Intellectual Thinking finds New World Music jamming towards a techno future that never arrived.) 24.00

NICK WATERHOUSE - s/t LP (innovative - Nick Waterhouse grew up in a coastal town near Long Beach, CA. It was a serene setting: the ocean stretching out for miles to the North and South, manicured lawns, two-story homes, long swathes of concrete highway, fast food chains and mega malls. He was there for two decades. Then, he left. He found a home in his early 20s in San Francisco, working at record stores alongside a collective of likeminded young crate-diggers and 45 collectors. And then he started making his own records: “Time’s All Gone” in 2012, “Holly” in 2014, and “Never Twice” in 2016. These were evocative albums, steeped in a perfectionism and clarity of vision that informed every choice, from the studios to the players, the arrangements to the album art. Everything, deliberately designed and purposeful, bubbling over with power and feeling.  And as those records rolled out into the world, Waterhouse found a dedicated audience of his own as well as a bevy of influential champions and collaborators, including garage-rock mystic Ty Segall, retro-futurist R&B bandleader Leon Bridges and the LA-based quartet Allah-Las, whose first two albums he meticulously produced and played on. There is a “Waterhouse Sound” and it comes from both the man and the method — recording everything on magnetic tape, through analog equipment, and playing live (!), eyeball to eyeball, whenever possible.  Now, he’s finished his fourth album. He’s calling it “Nick Waterhouse.” And whether intentional or not, it is perhaps his most reflective — and reflexive — album, employing all of the mature production techniques learned throughout his professional career while retaining a viscous edge that allows it to land with colossal impact — more raw, heavy and overtly confrontational than anything he’s made before. “Nick Waterhouse” was recorded at the finest working studio in Los Angeles, Electro Vox Recorders, and co-produced by Paul Butler (The Bees, Michael Kiwanuka, Devendra Banhart), the master of all things warm, rich and wooly. Nick’s songs here are personal, but personal in the way that “Please Mr. Postman,” “What’s Going On” and “Cathy’s Clown” are — intimate, direct, yet still malleable enough for listeners to suffuse their own life stories into the mix. The album is thick with talented players, including Andres Rentaria, Paula Henderson and the staggering, howling saxophone of Mando Dorame. ) 28.00

NIGHT SHOP - s/t LP (1234go - Night Shop is the new solo project from Justin Sullivan, drummer for Kevin Morby, The Babies and Flat Worms. His debut 12-inch was recorded at comp-ny Studios in Los Angeles, engineered by Drew Fisher (Kevin Morby, The Babies, Girl Pool) and is chock full of world-weary, melancholy songs with trace elements of optimism. He is joined by Will Ivy on electric guitar and Tim Hellman (Thee Oh Sees) on bass.) 17.00

OOZING WOUND - High Anxiety LP (thrill jockey - Oozing Wound emerged from the underground noise warehouse scene. They were not only active in bands on the scene, but Kyle‘s own Rotted Tooth Recordings was home to many of its most successful artists (a pre-curser to Chicago labels like Hausu Mountain). Kevin lives in and runs an essential and legendary space, “Situations,” home of the city’s most adventurous shows and a mainstay for many touring bands to play in Chicago. It was through this and their screen-printing activities that they connected with noise pioneers like Lightning Bolt. Oozing Wound came to be on Thrill Jockey after sharing a bill with Brian Chippendale’s Black Pus. Three records later, High Anxiety finds Oozing Wound’s songs have become more complex, their attacks more ferocious, and bass and guitar lines more captivating. The album was recorded in four days at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio. The trio ripped through live-tracking and overdubs, leaving space to experiment with new sounds and effects. The band, having an affinity for the complexities of prog music, managed to bring prog elements to High Anxiety without sacrificing any of their songs punch. Subtle layers of saxophone, flutes and synths were blended into guitar tones, adding depth and texture without cluttering arrangements. Fist-pumping blasts of white-hot riffing become a Trojan horse for sonic weirdness. The resulting recordings are at once some of their most sonically rich, immediate, and impactful. Opener “Surrounded by Fucking Idiots” sets the sonic and lyrical pace. Breakneck guitars gallop forward as Weil lays out an equally venomous stab at the clientele at the famed Empty Bottle club where he works. “Tween Shitbag” seethes with rage at music industry players that trade on and commodify subculture. “Birth of a Flat Earther” cycles through an elliptical churning groove, the perceived infinite loop itself a metaphorical dig on the belief system of the Flat Earth Society and its founder Samuel Shenton. Certain subsections of society may get a special scathing examination under the microscope here, but don’t let the specifics fool you: Oozing Wound’s disdain for humanity is by no means limited to those namechecked across the album’s seven tracks. High Anxiety drips with a caustic vitriol that is both riotous and intoxicating, a feat that could only be accomplished by Oozing Wound.) 23.00

PEDRO THE LION - Phoenix DLP (polyvinyl - Capping off a fruitful 12-year long solo career, singer/songwriter DAVID BAZAN resurrects and reunites with both the moniker and mindset of his profoundly influential indie rock outfit, PEDRO THE LION, with the follow up to their 2004 opus, Achilles Heel. The band’s new album and Polyvinyl debut, Phoenix, marks a return to form for the beloved group, while mapping out the emotional intricacies and childhood experiences of growing up in Phoenix, AZ—a process that would ultimately shape Bazan’s adult life. LP packaged in gatefold jackets and pressed on 180-gram seafoam vinyl.) 27.00

PISSGRAVE - Posthumous Humiliation LP (profound lore - Philadelphia’s Pissgrave, one of the rawest, most depraved, immoral, and violent bands in present-day death metal, follow up their 2015 Suicidal Euphoria debut with their sophomore album Posthumous Humiliation, an album even more dark, surreal, violent, and perverted than its infamous predecessor.  Once again produced by Arthur Rizk, this latest will cement the band’s reign in America’s underground death metal scene, not only as one of the most sadistic bands but also one of the most singular ones—with the band’s live show attesting to such a claim. Pissgrave’s slab of nauseating terror is unlike anything going on in the scene, pushing the sonic thresholds of the genre to new vomit-inducing levels. Posthumous Humiliation is ultimately a disturbing and intense listen, a sonic skullfucking devoid of amusement and pleasure and a celebration of pure torment and misery.) 23.00

RASHOMON - Pathogen X LP (iron lung - The perfect melding of two timeless facets of punk, the honest forward thinking DC style hardcore of Faith/Void split (yes, both sides) with total Deathside style anthemic hardcore. Both are furious and immediate and work together in perfect harmony here without really sounding like either exactly. New, important music is made this way. RASHŌMON has had their share of setbacks with immigration, mental health, modern American life in general... and that urgency and frustration is reflected here crystal clear. 500 copies of 150-gram black vinyl with an etched B-side are housed in a beautiful 24 pt jacket along with an insert and a download card.) 20.00

RICHARD PINHAS - Iceland DLP (superior - Originally released in 1979, Iceland is Richard Pinhas’ third solo album and his first following the breakup of Heldon. While moving away from the maximalism of his old band, paring down Heldon’s hybrid of otherworldly sci-fi imagery and pummeling psych-prog riffs, the journey through Iceland is decidedly more inward. Consisting of longer, brooding synth-based pieces as well as short proto-industrial études and interstitial sketches, Iceland features Pinhas’ delay-ridden electric guitar, pulsating machine rhythms and analog synthesizer washes—all vivid in texture and timbre, notwithstanding an undeniably chilling ambience. This first-time vinyl reissue includes “Wintermusic,” an immersive 25-minute bonus track recorded in 1983 and appearing here on vinyl for the first time. Pinhas’ excursions channel the season’s stillness and sublimity, its majesty and its threat. Without a doubt, one his finest moments. ) 26.00

ROYAL TRUX - White Stuff LP (fat possum - ROYAL TRUX have done as much to define the look, attitude and sound of rock & roll as any other group in the rock & roll era. In the '90s they were the male/female rock duo that defined the decade. Everything that followed in their wake was affected. Armed with albums of extrasensory scope, and accepting nothing less than the title of “The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band”, they came, they saw, they imploded. After a 14 year hiatus, the much-missed Trux reunited for shows in 2015. Their return to the studio is nothing short of a rock & roll rapture. The magic chemistry between JENNIFER HERREMA (vocal, moog, guitar, melodica) and NEIL HAGERTY (vocal, guitar) that brought us (to name a few) Twin Infinitives, Cats and Dogs and their last LP, Pound for Pound in 2000, is present in the unadulterated, exhilarating energy on these new tracks. This is the band’s first new material since 2000. Royal Trux find innovation in their ‘Bitches Brew’ aesthetic which now defines the standard mash-up approach so commonly ascertained and claimed by the majority of musicians that whether cognizant or not have followed in Trux’s very large footsteps: “everything in the pot whether you like it or not,” deriving from world music, punk rock, jazz, metal, electronic, southern, teeny-bop and all the rest. In the tradition of the blues, through appropriation and re-evaluation, Royal Trux changed the way we think of music. Their return is nothing short of glorious.) 21.00

SENYAWA - Sujud LP (sublime frequencies - Senyawa are a contemporary duo originating from Jogjakarta, Indonesia. Rully Shabara (extreme vocals) coupled with Wukir Suryadi's deft instrumentals (and homemade instruments) produce one of the most profound examples of experimental via traditional music happening anywhere today. By weaving Indonesian folkloric moods with various shades of modern genre hybrids, Senyawa has been navigating unexplored musical terrain for more than a decade.Sujud, their premier release on the Sublime Frequencies label, is the latest chapter of this very special and singular sound of the past, present, and future. The basic theme of the record can be summed up with one extremely powerful Bahasa Indonesian word, "tanah", which translates to "soil-ground-land-earth". Shabara's vocals are an expressive force, conjuring spirits from the soil with a deep humility and respect for the land and their existence in the universe. Suryadi has built a new guitar for these tracks and pushes the Senyawa sound into new territory, utilizing delay, loops, and other effects creating grounded backdrops of folk metal, punk attitudinal, and droning earthscapes—roviding Shabara the perfect context to explore his whispering poetry and jagged, sharp-as-a-kris animistic powers. There is simply no other sound like it and Sublime Frequencies is thrilled to present this new direction in their discography. Limited LP with two-sided insert featuring lyrics in Bahasa Indonesian.) 26.00

THE SMARTHEARTS - On The Line LP (The debut LP from Philadelphia's SMARTHEARTS (members of SHEER MAG, THE GUESTS, DEVIL MASTER, GRAVETURNER). Two rerecorded songs from their 2016 demo alongside eight hot new slabs of pure power pop joy.) 18.00

TIM PRESLEY'S WHITE FENCE - I Have To Feed Larry's Hawk DLP (darg city - A new morning is shining through the gauze outside the window—an eternal morning, a next-day-of-life moment that’s always occurring, if you take the time to notice. TIM PRESLEY's WHITE FENCE, informed by the extreme polarities of punk rock and psych, brings forth songs like no others. Two years on from his solo missive, the sense that something has cratered and someone has walked away, somehow alive, is heavy in the air. With I Have to Feed Larry’s Hawk, Tim Presley meets White Fence, and together, they move on.) 24.00

TRIUMVIR FOUL - Spiritual Bloodshed LP (Accursed and vile disarray form the second full-length offering of TRIUMVIR FOUL. A proclamation of wretch and continuation of hellish lust from their first album, Spiritual Bloodshed delves into the perverse evolution of unhinged hedonism and carnal irreverence through the exploration of carnage in the spectral realm. Expanding beyond the themes of occultism and mythological allegories of the first album, Spiritual Bloodshed takes on a much more direct approach, clenching at the throat of one's putrid desires. Additionally, Triumvir Foul's return to their original two-man lineup has allowed them to create a more focused and raw sound, fusing the atmospheres of both their eponymous album and debut An Oath of Blood and Fire demo. Spiritual Bloodshed is the embodiment of the Vrasubatlatian rites—elish in the spectres of shame and disgust.) 25.00

TROPICAL TRASH - Southern Indiana Drone Footage LP (national waste - An assured transmission of unfailing dark energy emits from the speaker cones of TROPICAL TRASH. Taking the thrust of their first record, UFO Rot, and lacing it with the dread that life at sea level 2018 gets you, you are left with one of the best statements in über rock available in the current police state. The steam coming off this band at recording was apparent, as the recording is shit hot coming from jetting in fresh from a European tour. The songs swing with the assured machinery of weeks on the road but breathe with the freedom of a band operating on all cylinders. For almost 10 years, Tropical Trash have been dumping acid in the water supply with their angular brand of the rock music style. While their first 7”’s and LP have been well received, this new record is a true step into the pool of pure pineal gland panic. Paranoia and hallucinogenic terror make up the backbone of this record, with the blunt drunk swing of amyl huff from the back speakers coming from a Radio Shack two-way playing the most future rock available to nerd burglars everywhere. National Waste Products is a new place to hear sounds from the same dumpster fire as Load Records. Its like a whole new label.) 18.00

VESSEL OF INIQUITY - Void of Infinite Horror LP (sentinent ruin - British one-man sonic extermination entity Vessel of Iniquity returns with its harrowing sophomore LP. Once again crafted and home-recorded in total seclusion, within these five new jagged wounds of deconstructed and malformed sonic terror, sole mastermind A. White has taken his horrific strain of noise-infested black/death decimation to new and absolutely implausible heights of aural insanity. "Void of Infinite Horror" is a claustrophobic, abominable, twisted, and horrific mosaic of modern and visionary extreme metal which has once again managed to violently coerce together the grandiose and bludgeoning sonic warfare of black/death bands like Teitanblood and Impetuous Ritual, and the massacring industrial noise scarifications of entities like Gnaw Their Tongues, Sutekh Hexen, and Abruptum.) 18.00

X - Los Angeles LP (fat possum - Fat Possum Records is happy to announce their continuing collaboration with the legendary X, and are reissuing the classic album "Los Angeles." Remastered at Chicago Mastering by Jason Ward. LP includes download.) 20.00

YOSHIMI UENO - Taiko No Unimari LP (studio mule - The one and only solo album from Japanese jazz drummer Yoshimi Ueno. Obscure and extremely rare album. Reissue limited to 500 copies!) 32.00

V/A - American Noise Vol. 2 LP (dirtnap - American Noise Vol. 2 is the anticipated second limited edition vinyl release soundtrack companion to The Smart Studios Story, a groundbreaking documentary about the history of Madison, Wisconsin’s Smart Studios and its role in recording and supporting DIY / independent music in the Midwest. The critically acclaimed film chronicles thirty years of Midwest rock history and links early indie bands to the larger story of American rock history. While American Noise: Vol 1 shared the earliest Butch Vig recordings of local, unsigned bands, Vol 2 includes artists who traveled from other scenes in the US to record at the fledgling studio between 1987 and 1993. This era coincides with the growing reputation of producers Butch Vig and Steve Marker —two self-taught, DIY studio owners whose skills took the raw sound of local bands and created polished, powerful analog recordings. Through touring bands, college radio, and The Sub Pop Singles Club, their early work, most notably with Killdozer and Die Kreuzen, caught the attention of credible indie labels like Sub Pop, Touch And Go, and Alternative Tentacles.) 20.00

V/A - Escape from Synth City LP (numero - A hero’s quest worth of staccato synths, crack house Casios, off-brand drum machines, minimal Morricone, four-track fantasia, and a variety of other speculations on what the 1980s thought the future would sound like. Packaged in a 12"x12" Nintendo Entertainment System-styled jacket, replete with game sticker, die-cut outer sleeve, and debossed cartridge inner sleeve.) 30.00


CD

PISSGRAVE - Posthumous Humiliation CD (profound lore - Philadelphia’s Pissgrave, one of the rawest, most depraved, immoral, and violent bands in present-day death metal, follow up their 2015 Suicidal Euphoria debut with their sophomore album Posthumous Humiliation, an album even more dark, surreal, violent, and perverted than its infamous predecessor.  Once again produced by Arthur Rizk, this latest will cement the band’s reign in America’s underground death metal scene, not only as one of the most sadistic bands but also one of the most singular ones—with the band’s live show attesting to such a claim. Pissgrave’s slab of nauseating terror is unlike anything going on in the scene, pushing the sonic thresholds of the genre to new vomit-inducing levels. Posthumous Humiliation is ultimately a disturbing and intense listen, a sonic skullfucking devoid of amusement and pleasure and a celebration of pure torment and misery.)15.00

VANUM - Realm Of Sacrifice CD (profound - back in stock - Vanum is a new band formed by two of America’s most respected underground black metal musicians: K. Morgan of Ash Borer and M. Rekevics of Fell Voices / Vorde / Vilkacis. Over the years, the like-minded musicians developed a comradeship, sharing split releases and touring together. However, Vanum marks the first time both artists have collaborated musically. With the goal of creating a certain expression of dark atmospheric music with each album, Vanum treads ground familiar to fans of Morgan’s and Rekevics’s respective repertoires. Realm of Sacrifice features some of the most stirring and mesmerizing black metal each musician has ever created and will be recognized as one of the most powerful releases of the year.• New band formed by K. Morgan of Ash Borer and M. Rekevics of Fell Voices / Vorde / Vilkacis • Will be recognized as one of the best black metal releases of the year • For fans of each musician’s respective bands along with Leviathan, Weakling) 14.00

VANUM - Ageless Fire CD (prfound lore - Vanum was formed in 2014 as the collaborative project of K. Morgan (Ash Borer) and M. Rekevics (Yellow Eyes, Vorde, Vilkacis). Drawing from the old traditions of the genre, they play elemental and majestic black metal with an unyielding force and passion, showcasing a sharply focused and dynamic sense of composition marked as much by somber patience as arrogant strength. ) 15.00



MAGAZINES

MAXIMUM ROCK N ROLL - Issue # 430 - March 2019 MAG (MRR's March issue stays strong with features on Mexico's HETEROFOBIA, Glasgow's VITAL IDLES, Lima's PERRA VIDA, NYC-via-Columbia's PORVENIR OSCURO, Pittsburgh's COME HOLY SPIRIT, the UK's SIGNAL CRIMES, undergound SF legend TOM GUIDO, LA's THE C.I.A., Indonesia's KATASTROV, and MOLAR (from all over the place). You get all that and the usual columns, news items, action-packed photos and reviews.) 5.00

WIRE - #422 | April 2019 MAG + CD (Inside this issue: The Great Learning: Over 22 pages, musicians, artists and Wire critics chronicle the mentors, gurus, teachers, tech heads, institutions, para-academic infiltrators and informal networks that underpin and catalyse the music of today and yesteryear. By AGF, Mike Barnes, Lea Bertucci, Claire Biddles, Madeleine Byrne, Kate Carr, Andrew Chung, Shirley Collins, Sophie Cooper, Julian Cowley, Chris Cutler, Kirk Degiorgio, Robert Fripp, Helen Frosi, Alexander Hawkins, Yan Jun, Mazen Kerbaj, Mary Jane Leach, Alan Licht, Anton Lukoszevieze, Noel Meek, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Mark Pilkington, Matana Roberts, Bruce Russell, Claire Sawers, Laurie Spiegel, David Toop and Nate Wooley. Slikback: The Kenyan producer patches global styles into club-ready collages. By Meg Woof June Chikuma: The Japanese composer’s early work resurfaces courtesy of RVNG Intl. By Marc Masters Ivan Conti: The septuagenarian Azymuth drummer continues to energise Brazilian music. By Russ Slater Paul LaBrecque & Ghazi Barakat: Loopy sci-fi utopias from the far reaching twosome. By Abi Bliss Global Ear: Hangzhou: Eastern China is birthing new directions in electronic music. By Josh Feola Invisible Jukebox: Congo Natty: Will the street tough MC rebel against The Wire’s mystery record selection? Tested by Joe Muggs The Inner Sleeve: Sarah Hennies on Walter De Maria’s The Lightning Field ….) 8.00
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Messagepar ADAGIO830 » 22 Mar 2019, 14:28

welcome to another newsletter for March. a bunch of nice stuff arrived like the long awaited DUSTER re issues via Numero, Disfear restock, new Lambchop, new SAHEL sounds stuff, lots of RED WIG releases, a bunch of restocks, new NITAD 7“, JUNE CHIKUMA - Les Archives LP + 7“ etc.

we also have some new releases lined up on ADAGIO830 like a new LORD SNOW LP, an 12“ with GOMME from Paris, some new stuff with RANK/XEROX, a 12“ with TRUTH CULT from DC (peeps of GIVE, PROTESTER etc), a full length with CONTRACTIONS and vinyl re issue of the fantastic BROWN SPIRIT LP, new REMEMBERABLES LP …


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7“

NITAD - Allt Är Upp Och Ner 7“ (NITAD are back on the map! Brand new EP from Sweden's NITAD. On this record they have 3 great tracks of their awesome brand of Swedish Meets US Hardcore punk. The songs are catchy but just so powerful and in your face, it's rediculous. Incredible bass lines, Incredible guitar leads, pummeling drums and furious but well sung vocals all round this record out very well.) 6.00

ORCHESTRE TOUT PUISSANT MARCEL DUCHAMP - Lentillères 7“ (red wig - A 7-inch released to accompany the 2014 album 'Rotorotor', a split release between the Swiss Moi J'Connais Records and the Dutch Red Wig label. It features the track 'Lentillères' and a new recording of 'Elephants' from recording-sessions with John Parish for the recent album. No useless leftovers, but two great songs with an anthemic character.) 6.00


10“

COOLHAVEN - Rode Pruik 10" + COMIC (red wig - At this special release Coolhaven perform covers of both De Rondos and Tandstickorshocks, next to other obscure material. Johannes made an appearance in his own right alongside his old Rondos bandmates (and those from Tandstickorshocks), as ‘Rode Pruik’ is a reworking of old hits from both bands. According to Coolhaven’s Lukas Simonis, “The reworking is done with a Gabber feel, which suited those songs like a glove“. The comic is a trip guided by Johannes his new alter ego 'Biggo' around avant garde history, politics and underground related to the history of Rotterdam and De Rondo's in it's timeframe, developing itself to the contemporary situation and Coolhaven's Rotterdam.  Coolhaven is "a flexible group that flows in a realistic-capitalistic manner if needed and dries up where fluid is redundant.” Johannes van de Weert was a cartoonist in the Rotterdam punk and squatter movements of the 1980s next to being the vocalist of the influential Rotterdam-based punk band De Rondos (1977 - 1980). He started self-publishing comic booklets in the late 1970s and famously created the 'Redrat' character for the fanzine 'Raket' in 1980, which soon became an icon for the squatter's movement.) 21.00


LP

DISFEAR - live the storm LP (la familia - D-beat defenders Disfear strike back with its long-awaited new full-length Live The Storm. Live The Storm delivers a new-found ferocity and intensity captured by engineer Kurt Ballou (Converge, Coliseum, Doomriders, Animosity). LTD to 1000) 14.00

D.U.D.S. - Immediate LP (red wig - The latest release from D.U.D.S. is a deepening of the sinister sonic territory they have been exploring, in various forms, since they formed. Bass lines and percussion lope through the undergrowth while jagged guitars pierce the ears. Then there’s the brass section, which works less as a means of driving home a song’s point, than as a warning that whatever comes next is unlikely to be anything you expect. Lyrics are still somewhat hard to make out, emerging from the rhythmic chaos at intervals, as though you were listening to the recording of an Old Testament prophet, preaching from the ruins of the twenty first century. I don’t know what kind of band D.U.D.S. are supposed to be. There are labels you could apply to them, terms like ‘wave’ and ‘punk’ with various prefixes designed to qualify the fact that they don’t really sound like anyone else. Immediate makes that fact all the more obvious and all the more compelling. Sometimes you catch something unexpected which resets a switch, excites and engages. I caught D.U.D.S. a couple of years ago on a whim, they were visiting Newcastle supporting their debut album. I had never heard them or of them but the moment their perfectly disjointed music hit the room, I was all smiles. Warping brass shapes through the room entwined with guitars played as percussively as they are melodically, the whole sound coalesces into a rolling ball of spiked energy. Their take on punk rock welds the caustic atonality of The Fall to the coiled funk of Liquid Liquid. Both drenched in negative information and loaded with dance floor impact. Lyrically themes explore the human condition a lurching dread and this dichotomy of no-wave funk and the lyrical creep is the hook the grabs me/you/us and forces a regular return. ) 18.00

DUSTER - Capsule Losing Contact 4LP-BOX (numero - San Jose’s sonic cure-all for the Y2K hangover that never materialized, Duster emerged from a cloud of lonely bong rips to take indie rock to the moon, and beyond. Scotch-taped guitars toggle between a chorus of brittle winter trees and a blanket of distorted fuzz. The low rumble of a cardboard box being kicked in a dead mall keeps pace in the background, as muffled, sung-spoken vocals ponder the great mysteries of modern mundanity. Three years of home recording accidents and blown-out 2AM studio experiments are spread across four LPs or three CDs, gathering the short-lived trio’s Stratosphere and Contemporary Movement albums, 1975 EP, singles, demos, and other miscellaneous debris into one escape pod, now free to drift in the endless void of space. Mastered from a mix of crusty cassettes, decaying DATs, and warbly analog tape, Capsule Losing Contact is housed in a rusted slipcase with all four albums secured in heavy weight tip-on jackets. An accompanying lyric book guides the listener through Duster’s lo-fi worldview, adorned with the last gasps of an expired golden age as captured on Polaroid and disposable Kodak cameras.) 66.00

HAMA - Houmeissa LP (sahel - Nigerién composer Hama presents a groundbreaking album of traditional electronic desert folk songs, hovering somewhere between early 90s techno and synthwave. Nomadic herding ballads, ancient caravan songs, and ceremonial wedding chants are all re-imagined into pieces seemingly lifted from a Saharan 1980s sci-fi soundtrack or score to a Tuareg video game. With a deep love and respect, Hama effortlessly takes back and re-appropriates fourth-world ethnoambient music. One of only a handful of electronic musicians in West Africa, Hama a.k.a. Hama Techno follows in the footsteps of avant-garde electronic pioneers like Mamman Sani Abdoulaye, Francis Bebey, and Luka Productions. His debut release was a huge success on the underground mp3 networks of West Africa and was featured in The Wire, Pitchfork, and Rolling Stone. Hama continues with his signature digital folk with an expansion into computer-based compositions. Painstaking crafted on the spotty electric grid in Niamey with earbuds and a hacked copy of FruityLoops, Houmeissa is the result of remarkable passion. Inspired by diverse sounds spanning Tuareg guitar to second wave Detroit Techno, Saharan folk songs are transformed into atemporal works that defy categorization. Hama builds patterns of varied time signatures and distinct polyrhythms, deconstructing and rebuilding ancient traditions on drag and drop virtual keyboards. Airy sweeping pads evoke the open desert while rumbling dark undertones warn of a coming dust storm. Instrumentals layer looping pentatonic melodies into a blissed-out trance, while soft synths and fake electric guitars cry out a call and response. The effect is charmingly unexpected, as the plastic sounds of early PC music are imbued with a new life. A singularly unique production, Hama's Houmeissa stands to be a future classic and an embodiment of the digital Sahara to come. ) 22.00

JUNE CHIKUMA - Les Archives LP + 7“ (freedom of - Les Archives is composed, arranged, and produced by the elusive Japanese artist June Chikuma. While Freedom To Spend’s reinvented edition bares little visual evidence of its origins in the composer’s name, title, or sleeve design, the album, a whooping gonzo of synthesizers, samplers, drum machines, and a mysterious string quartet, remains as vibrant now as it did when released on Toru Hatano’s Picture Label as Divertimento in 1986. In fact, the music of Les Archives now glows with a different purpose; one that revises the past while maintaining, and finally elevating, its hidden influence. A woman of multiple disciplines and identities, June Chikuma (竹間 淳, Chikuma Jun) has composed for TV, film, and video games over the past thirty plus years. Her proto-techno and drum and bass soundtracks for Nintendo’s Bomberman franchise in the 80s and 90s is an oeuvre unto itself. In more recent years her musical focus has turned toward classic Arabic and Egyptian music. Chikuma studies Arabic nay, playing and performing with Le Club Bachraf ensemble. In a melding of June’s contrasting, colorful worlds, Le Club Bachraf composed part of the original score for the 2007 video game Sonic and The Secret Rings. For Les Archives, Chikuma constructed a sonic stage to animate her imaginings as a one-person show. The primary props, a KORG SDD-3000 digital delay, an audible, overt display of unclassified drum machines and samplers, and a litany of literary references. Following the original album’s sequence, “Broadcast Profanity Delay” bursts onto Les Archives’ first scene full of buoyant energy and fluttering atmospheric pressure. The composition was conceived by Chikuma for a make-believe marimba ensemble, and in this shapeshifting form, takes on its own mutant life. “Pataphysique” is a term for the study of an imaginary realm additional to metaphysics, and the track on Les Archives most conducive to dancing (even if those movements might conjure the herkiest, jerkiest imagery). “Divertimento,” the heretofore title track of the album, brandishes a tough electro exoskeleton with a molten 18th century orchestral interlude nine minutes into the nearly thirteen minute piece. Chikuma dedicates “Divertimento” to composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Paul Hindemith for his alignment with the New Objectivity movement. By the composition’s conclusion the object’s particles have been completely obliterated and assembled again. The cacophony of Les Archives parts to reveal a clearing with “Climb-Down,” Chikuma’s tribute to Erik Satie’s Furniture music (musique d’ameublement). The Michiyo Toda String Quartet’s somber string interpretation of June’s composition offers a grace unlike the Rube Goldberg of punchy programming and found sound on the surrounding electronic machination. After this acoustic respite the electricity is switched on again. “Dual Use” repurposes the constitution of “Divertimento” as a slight samba, complete with Godzilla samples. Recorded during the original Divertimento sessions at Hugh Studio in Tokyo but excluded from the original album release, Les Archives presents two unheard pieces. “Mujo to Ifukoto” works as interspecies smalltalk between synthetic instruments and environmental samples. Lush strings interrupt synth sweeps, said sweeps giving way to a concrète concert of crickets and church bells. Countering the title’s claim of dispassionate decision-making in the midst of crisis, “Oddman Hypothesis” is deliberately restrained, aside from the shatter marking the start, and resembles the City Pop and fusion movements that defined Japan’s musical landscape in the 80s Chiikuma’s neon-vibrant aesthetic would be at home soundtracking films like After Hours or Teknolust. However, Les Archives is the score for a movie of mistaken identity – clones redressed in a guise of the artist’s re-coding. The legitimate artifact deceives history. There is no original, but this copy is singular and complete.) 24.00

LAMBCHOP - This (Is What I Wanted To Tell You) LP (city slang - With ’This (Is What I Wanted To Tell You)’ Lambchop continue to establish themselves as forerunners and innovators of what was once called Alt Country. Their sound has morphed to encompass multiple genres, blending folk songwriting with the tones of urban soul. Following on from the pioneering sounds of ‘Flotus' (2017), ’This (Is what I wanted to tell you)’ showcases Lambchop at a new peak in their career, whilst still retaining the ingredients of their classic albums. ’This’ is brimming with ideas, songs and hooks. A huge influence on the new direction is Matthew McCaughan (of Bon Iver and Hiss Golden Messenger), who produced and co-wrote large parts of the album together with Kurt Wagner.) 23.00

L'ETRANGLEUSE - Dans Le Lieu Du Non-Ou LP (red wig - L'Etrangleuse is a Guitar / Harp duo from Lyon, France, formed in 2008. This is their third album. FFO: The Dirty Three, John Parish, Joana Newsome, …) 18.00

SCHWUND - Technik Und Gefühl LP (phantom / harbinger - Schwund bezeichnen ihr Album Technik und Gefühl als 'StatikkDadtaSynthgoreShockabillyHartekkBuggie'. Whatever! Für mich immer noch die perfekte Synthese aus Zeitreise und Gegenwart eines sogenannten No-Punks. Irgendwie muss ich bei Schwund immer an Addams Family denken, wieso? Keine Ahnung! Warum sollte man das auch beschreiben? Vielleicht trifft es 'StatikkDadtaSynthgoreShockabillyHartekkBuggie' oder 'Punk' auch ganz gut. Fertig.) 17.00

WILLIAM BASINSKI - On Time Out Of Time LP (temporary residence - On Time Out of Time is a suite of works originally commissioned for the 2017 installations ‘ER=EPR’ and 'Orbihedron' by artists Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand (in collaboration with Jean-Marc Chomaz and LIGO) for the exhibition, ‘Limits of Knowing’ at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin by curator, Isabel de Sena. These works utilize, among other things, exclusive source recordings from the interferometers of LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) capturing the sounds of the merging of two distant massive black holes, 1.3 billion years ago. The CD and Digital formats feature two tracks: The 40-minute title track, “On Time Out of Time,” as well as “4(E+D)4(ER+EPR)”, a live track recorded during the aforementioned installation. The vinyl LP format features two exclusive mixes of the title track: “On Time Out of Time” on the a-side; and “On Time Out of Time (The Lovers)” on the b-side, made especially for the vinyl format.) 25.00

WOLFBRIGADE - comalive LP (la famila - back in print - New recordings from these swedish D-beat masters for their already 5th longplayer.) 14.00


TAPE

SCHWUND - Technik Und Gefühl TAPE (Schwund bezeichnen ihr Album Technik und Gefühl als 'StatikkDadtaSynthgoreShockabillyHartekkBuggie'. Whatever! Für mich immer noch die perfekte Synthese aus Zeitreise und Gegenwart eines sogenannten No-Punks. Irgendwie muss ich bei Schwund immer an Addams Family denken, wieso? Keine Ahnung! Warum sollte man das auch beschreiben? Vielleicht trifft es 'StatikkDadtaSynthgoreShockabillyHartekkBuggie' oder 'Punk' auch ganz gut. Fertig.) 7.0


CD

DUSTER - Capsule Losing Contact 3CD-BOX (numero - San Jose’s sonic cure-all for the Y2K hangover that never materialized, Duster emerged from a cloud of lonely bong rips to take indie rock to the moon, and beyond. Scotch-taped guitars toggle between a chorus of brittle winter trees and a blanket of distorted fuzz. The low rumble of a cardboard box being kicked in a dead mall keeps pace in the background, as muffled, sung-spoken vocals ponder the great mysteries of modern mundanity. Three years of home recording accidents and blown-out 2AM studio experiments are spread across four LPs or three CDs, gathering the short-lived trio’s Stratosphere and Contemporary Movement albums, 1975 EP, singles, demos, and other miscellaneous debris into one escape pod, now free to drift in the endless void of space. Mastered from a mix of crusty cassettes, decaying DATs, and warbly analog tape, Capsule Losing Contact is housed in a rusted slipcase with all four albums secured in heavy weight tip-on jackets. An accompanying lyric book guides the listener through Duster’s lo-fi worldview, adorned with the last gasps of an expired golden age as captured on Polaroid and disposable Kodak cameras.) 42.00
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Messagepar ADAGIO830 » 29 Mar 2019, 15:20

hi. welcome to the last newsletter for March. A bunch of new records arrived like the new THE CARETAKER - Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stage 6 DLP, KALI MALONE - Organ Dirges 2016-2017 LP, a bunch of SOPHIA re issues, MOLLY NILSSON - Imaginations LP & History LP re issues, LUC FERRARI - Music Promenade / Unheimlich Schön LP, new XENO & OAKLANDER - Hypnos LP, SEA & CAKE restocks, OSSIA - Devil's Dance DLP …

lots of stuff is on its way like the new DIÄT LP (US press), Twin Temple LP (rise above), Nusquama LP, Altarage restocks, new EX HEX LP, new AMERICAN FOOTBALL 3LP, new MAGIC CIRCLE LP, new SURFBORT 12“, new TRIUMVIR FOUL LP, TOWNES VAN ZANDT - sky blue LP., OH SEES - cool death .. LP, MAULGRUPPE LP etc etc. ….


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LP

BARNETT + COLOCCIA - VLF LP (sige - Alex Barnett (Champagne Mirrors, Oakeater, SCRAPES Recordings) and Faith Coloccia (Mamiffer, Mára) developed a friendship based on a fascination with the world just outside the limit of our understanding - the world where magic and mystery hold equal footing with science. On their third collaborative album VLF, the duo draft a soundtrack to the mapping of the unknown realms in both their private lives and the communal world around them. It’s a premise embedded in the album title, an acronym for Very Low Frequencies which help capture the oscillations of dark matter, as well as a misspelled nod to the VLA radar banks in New Mexico which serve to chart out the cosmos. This fixation on scientific pragmatism finds a creative parallel in the duo’s left-brain explorations of early electronic music, although the bigger influence in Barnett & Coloccia comes from the gaps in our understanding, where instinct drives our behavior and unseen forces impose their will on our surroundings, where certain frequencies inexplicably yield an emotional resonance and, conversely, subconscious impulse finds an analog in sonic patterns. These right-brain tendencies may conjure the minimalist mantras of 20th century classical music at one turn and the expressionist disorder of textural sound design at the next. VLF is ultimately a document of two artists channeling their shared wonderment with unseen worlds into a sensory experience in the form of musical composition.) 25.00

BETH GIBBONS & THE POLISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - Symphony No. 3 (Of Sorrowful Songs) LP + DVD (domino - Domino is extremely proud to present Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs) performed by Beth Gibbons and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki. The performance took place at The National Opera Grand Theatre in Warsaw on November 29th 2014, and was part of an evening of programming that also featured Jonny Greenwood's (Radiohead) 48 Responses To Polymorphia and the world premiere of Bryce Dessner's (The National) Réponse Lutosławski. Following an invitation to collaborate at the concert, Beth Gibbons undertook an intense preparation process, including tackling the challenge of learning the original text (and the emotional weight it carries) without speaking the mother language. Typical to Beth though - the elusive yet iconic frontwoman of one of the most important British bands of the last two decades - the challenge was met and exceeded. Her performance alongside the maestro Penderecki has been hailed as triumphant, as you can see and hear on this release. The film, was produced by the National Audiovisual Institute, Poland and directed by Michał Merczyński.) 25.00

THE CARETAKER - Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stage 6 DLP (histroy - The final release from The Caretaker (1999-2019). The Caretaker provides closure to a 20 year-long act that has uncannily lurked in the shadows of so many of our listening lives. Clad for the last time in Ivan Seal’s specially commissioned artwork, ’Stage 6’ sees The Caretaker mirroring the ultimate descent into dementia and oblivion, using a patented prism of sound to connote a final, irreversible transition into the haunted ballroom of the mind that he first stepped into with 1999’s ‘Selected Memories From the Haunted Ballroom’. This final dispatch is, perhaps unsurprisingly, the most immersive and intangible of his two-decade arc. Invoking Jack Nicolson’s caretaker in Stanley Kubrick/Stephen King’s ‘The Shining’ as metaphor for issues revolving around mental health and a growing dissociation/dissatisfaction with the world, the project really took on new dimensions in 2005 with the 72-track, 6CD boxset ‘Theoretically Pure Anterograde Amnesia’, which was accompanied by an insightful unpacking of its ideas by cultural critic Mark Fisher aka K-Punk; a stalwart of the project who identified it (alongside music from Burial and Broadcast) among the most vital, emergent works of Hauntological art - a form of music often preoccupied with ideas about memory and nostalgia (but one distinct from pastiche), and the way that they possibly overwhelm, occlude, or even define our sense of being; ideas that resonate with Fisher’s own assertion that capitalism essentially undermines collective thought, distorts the individual, and has tragically lead to a worldwide increase or even ubiquity of mental health-related issues.  By using fusty samples from an obsolete analog format, and by doing so in the 2nd decade of the 2nd millennium, The Caretaker perfectly and perversely bent ideas of anticipation/expectation with his arrangements, playing with notions of convention and repetition with effect that would lead some listeners to wonder if the same record was being released over and again. When combined with Ivan Seal’s bespoke painting for each release from 2011’s ‘An Empty Bliss Beyond This World’ onwards, the project crystallised as a real gesamtkunstwerk for these times, and one arguably defined by a stubborn and intractably chronic drive against the grain of modern popular culture, or even a refusal of it. And so to the project’s final goodbye. Drifting from the silty departure of ‘Confusion so thick you forget forgetting’, thru the smudged anaesthetisation of ‘A brutal bliss beyond this empty defeat’, and the abyssal, distant echoes of ‘Long decline is over’, to the increased pauses that punctuate the final side’s piece, ‘Place in the World fades away’, it eventually leads to a final coda that breaks the fourth wall.  Here, with the outside world muted and only the timbral residue remaining like smoke, everything moves as slow as a Lynchian dream sequence - until a conclusion so ineffably sublime occurs that we can’t mention it for fear of waking up.) 35.00

DEAD TO A DYING WORLD - Reprise DLP (alerta - We are pleased to re-introduce "Reprise" - a remix, remaster, and reimagining of our 2011 self-titled album, featuring remix by Billy Anderson and additional unreleased cover of Leonard Cohen's "Dance Me To the End of Love“. Rather than simply repress the long out-of-print self-titled album, they wanted to revisit the material and present it in a way the band believes it was meant to be. With Billy Anderson at the helm once more, these songs breathe new life into the original material just as they had when they were written. Many thanks to their friends who made this record such a meaningful origin in so many ways.) 23.00

KALI MALONE - Organ Dirges 2016-2017 LP (Unique, engrossing room recordings of Kaliff pipe organ dirges played by composer, sound technician and multi-instrumentalist Kali Malone, released 2018 in a super limited tape run and now finally pressed up on vinyl for wider public consumption. In four pieces recorded at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, it’s the characteristics of the room itself that add a crucial dimension to these pieces, sounding worlds away from the cavernous reverb associated with church acoustics. Instead, these dry recordings bring out all the fragile warmth and intimacy that’s rarely associated with this multi-faceted, sacred instrument. Removed from its traditional, godly environment - the effect is startling. The magick also lies in Kali’s capacity to produce rich, swirling, gaseous overtones. There’s a preternatural sensitivity toward these peripheral sounds, coaxing intoxicating spectrums of quivering hi-register fluctuations and sonorous bass at a pace that draws the listener in and seems to reduce everything around to a meditative serenity. Organ Dirges stands in a line of records borne out of serendipity rather than any planned, grandiose gesture. Recorded more or less off the cuff over just a few days onto a portable zoom, it’s a testament to Kali’s compositional instinct that these 4 pieces sound so resolved and purposeful. Every small detail sounds intentional without being controlled, right down to the almost unbearably moving disintegration at the very end of closing piece ‘Fifth Worship’, like a slow descent into darkness. It’s interesting to note that Organ Dirges was first played at a huge iron mine, the acoustics once again altering the perception of these alchemical pieces. Indeed, we can attest to the contrasting experience we’ve had playing this record in different spaces - on headphones, quietly at night in small rooms, loud on monitors in large spaces - always revealing something new, always transporting us somewhere else.) 24.00

LUC FERRARI - Music Promenade / Unheimlich Schön LP (grm - lectroacoustic Music World premiere for the Théâtre de la musique, March 16, 1970 «Hétéro-Concert» Permanent version for four stand-alone tape recorders. A series of colliding realistic sounds and sonic images. Whilst walking, a man is struck by the violence of his surroundings. Nature has disappeared in a whirlwind of warfare and industry in the midst of which he encounters a dying folklore and a lost young girl. The "Installation" version is used to sonify a place in which walkers are free to choose their musical itinerary. Unheimlich Schön (1971), 15’40 - Musique concrète made in 1971 in the studios of the Südwestfunk in Baden-Baden. Voice: Ilse Mengel. “How does a young woman breathe when thinking about something else?” ... To be listened to at a low volume) 21.00

MOLLY NILSSON - History LP (night people - Long overdue reissue of this Molly Nilsson early release (her fourth), now repackaged and reissued via Night School / DSA.By the time Molly Nilsson released History, she had already established a fledgling cult status built on homemade YouTube videos and home-burnt Cdrs. Writing from a distance, it’s clear that History is the first classic album in her canon and arguably a classic of the 21st Century underground music panorama. While the methodology on History hadn’t changed from Nilsson’s previous 3 albums – it was recorded solo at The Lighthouse, Nilsson’s home studio based on a Berlin crossroads – on this record the songwriting reached a new peak and the emotional scythe cut deeper. Here, Nilsson managed to combine a cosmic, outward looking perspective with an intimate knowledge of the human condition and its place in these turbulent times. In truth, no other songwriter has excavated the modern psyche so clearly and perfectly.) 22.00

MOLLY NILSSON - Imaginations LP (col. Vinyl) (night people - That we live in a world changed is beyond question. Since 2015’s Zenith, Berlin-based songwriter Molly Nilsson has surrendered to the world, traveling from Mexico to Glasgow, observing the changing socio-political landscape and imagining a better world. For an artist who has so successfully created her own environment and gradually let others in, her 8th studio album Imaginations sees Nilsson directly engaging with her surroundings, engendering change and allowing love in. Imaginations dreams big, recasting storming, stadium-sized pop into the internal language of the solo auteur. Imaginations is not escapism, it’s a kaleidoscope and an alternative view, an agent of change. Opener Tender Surrender encapsulates Imaginations, a tango on the ruins of the past, like many of Nilsson’s best songs a collision between the political and personal. Though potentially a love song, there’s a glowing anger in the lines “I want your ruin, I want destruction, I won’t be through until we mend this…” this is rapturous transformation, order and chaos. Molly has built an almost 10 year career on perfectly summing up how we feel and this is no different… Who else could write a song about privilege (Let’s Talk About Privileges) and make a heart-rending chorus of “It’s never being afraid of the police, it’s expecting every thank you, every please.” The artist’s vision on this album is perhaps more forceful than the emotionally fragile moments of previous album Zenith, at times exemplified on songs like Memory Foam, a bright, driving pop song that belies themes of nostalgia and the past, reminding us that Molly alone can make us feel so welcome in loneliness. If there’s overt anger in songs like Money Never Sleeps, an anthem for a post-capitalist utopia if ever there was one, there’s also seams of optimism sewn into the album’s genetic code. Any revolutionary will tell you that anger alone achieves nothing - Nilsson’s mission on Imaginations is to offer some alternatives we can hold close. Not Today Satan is a song about accepting love as the agent of change; “Don’t be sad, but do get mad at all the small men who act so tall, in the end they always fall; there ain’t no sin in giving in to love, that’s just how we’re winning the fight.” Love can be visceral, a weapon with which to fight the power.  On Imaginations Molly is recasting her interior monologue as a prism through which to see the world, a means to live differently and to reject the status quo. We can Think Pink, change our destiny together. This is an optimism about the future when we need it the most. “New boys, new girls.. give me your smile and I’ll give you mine” Clearly, we are living through a transformation but with alchemists like Molly Nilsson, we’re never alone in the process.) 22.00

OSSIA - Devil's Dance DLP (blackest ever black - Soundboy supreme, Ossia sends us reeling with an immense debut album of technoid dub brutalism for his staunch allies at Blackest Ever Black. A massive RIYL Demdike Stare, Wasteland, Jay Glass Dubs, The Bug, Jon Hassel… Long in the works and properly worth the wait, ‘Devil’s Dance’ is a deliriously strong summation of Ossia’s singular style. Dread-filled and fevered, it marks the Bristol/Berlin-hailing producer as a master at negotiating negative space and bending styles to his will, taking what he needs from grime & dubstep, jazz, techno and post-industrial music, and warping it all with an uncanny sleight of hand that only comes from proper dedication to dub craft. Most brilliantly, nothing is square or regular in Ossia’s sound world. Edges are consistently smudged and slanted, sounds bleed into one another with organic form, but, like a backyard/spareroom ganja farmer, his skill lies in pruning punctuations, allowing his forms to grow wild, whilst knowing where and when to cut and splice. Now harvested, his crop is effectively a highly potent batch with a perfect balance of meditative and psychoactive content. From the gauntleted noise sculpture of ‘Concrete’, to the weightless skank and skronk of ‘Radiation’, thru the heaving masses of his ‘Devil’s Dance’ and ‘Hell Version’, thru the spectral ephemera of ‘Inertia’ and the 23 minutes of perceptive chicanery in ‘Vertigo’, you have one of the strongest dub records you'll hear for time.) 27.00

REGIS RENOUARD LARIVIERE - Contrée LP (editons lego - Allégeance volatile and Esquive each tackle the same issue in their own way. Overcoming time: whether it be successive, additional, enumerative, or repetitive. However, there is nothing here about the ensuing nature of so-called "repetitive" music. These are types of high-end music. And it is more about insistence, the obstinacy of an individual who keeps knocking on a door that will never open.) 21.00

RIP HAYMAN - Dreams of India & China LP (recital - “Captain Rip Hayman is a traveller: on the seas, across the lands, and in the realm of music. He has been around the world 51 times to date. Like the proverbial cat, Rip has lived many lives and beaten death more than most. Rip’s playlist here is a mix of his compositions and music gathered in his travels. The sounds of the world are all music to the Captain’s ears.” - Charlie Morrow, December 2018) 26.00

SOPHIA - The Infinite Circle LP (flower shop - The long out-of-print second album from Sophia is now finally available again on vinyl. “Possibly the most melodic, delicate and devastating cries for help you’re ever likely to hear.” - NME (1998) For fans of Low, Red House Painters, The God Machine, Songs: Ohia, Conor Oberst, Nick Drake.) 24.00

SOPHIA - Fixed Water LP (flower shop - The long out-of-print debut album by Sophia is finally available again on vinyl. ‘Fixed Water’ was Robin Proper-Sheppard’s first sign of life after the demise of cult band The God Machine following the tragic death of bass player Jimmy Fernandez. A raw, honest and at times brutal reflection on life, loss, love and death.) 24.00

SOPHIA - As We Make Our Way (The Live Recordings) 3LP (flower shop Sophia is the band of Robin Proper-Sheppard (ex-The God Machine), who surrounds himself with new musicians for most of the recordings. Past and present members of Sophia were also involved in bands like Ligament, Swervedriver, The Hope Blister and many others. Founded in 1995. The “Classics” have all been recorded at various venues across Europe and after a rigorous selection process from amongst over 45 concerts (all recorded in full multi-track) were eventually chosen keeping one over-riding criteria in mind: “Do they bringeth the ROCK?” We hope you enjoy listening to these recordings as much as we enjoyed performing them.) 45.00

TERRA MATER - Holocene Extinction Parts I & II LP (alerta - Terra Mater from australia is playing an unrelenting, down-tuned, strings-driven melodic d-beat hardcore with a neo crust-edge and outstanding brutal female and male dual vocals. Extremely powerful lyrics, artwork and presentation. Taking right where SCHIFOSI, EKKAIA, ASHKARA, MADAME GERMEN...  left off. This release is very dark, heavy and melody driven.) 13.00

TOM PHILLIPS - Words And Music LP + CD (recital - Words and Music is a rare and sought-after album by artist Tom Phillips (b. 1937). Fueled by painting, opera, and concrete poetry, this LP was originally published by the king, Hansjörg Mayer, in 1975 (this LP has never been repressed). Most are familiar with Tom Phillips' "After Raphael" painting used on the cover of Brian Eno's Another Green World LP, along with the television series he made with director Peter Greenaway, A TV Dante (1990). However, Tom's crowning achievement is his art-book A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel. A reworked version of the obscure book, A Human Document, by W.H. Mallock, each page laboriously painted and collaged over. Spools of text are re-discovered from the original book, stitching together a new story surrounding the protagonist, Toge. Six editions have been published from between 1970 and 2017, each with different texts and paintings imagined. Phillips' work has the air of forlorn fantasy to it ... a designed romance. The first side of Words and Music contains four chamber works grown from impressionistic and graphic scores. A lovely flavor of British experimental composition à la Cornelius Cardew (with whom Phillips collaborated in the Scratch Orchestra). Tom's music incorporates touchstones of visual art: in his Irma opera, a band of voice colors wash over slides of chamber melodies; in "Ornamentik," (commissioned by Stuart Dempster) acoustic and electronic instruments are played as extended shapes along a piece of paper. The piano piece "Lesbia Waltz" augments sheet music, cut-up measure by measure, placed and replaced. The second side of the LP holds readings from his famed book, A Humument. Recited by Tom, whose chestnut voice perfectly carries the stanzas of bizarre, romantic poetry. Dancing between discoveries and meanings with gentle blood and ink soaking on each word.) 28.00

THE WHIFFS - s/t LP (drunken sailor - Some mornings nothing seems to go right. Get out of bed, trip over and break your nose. Get in the shower, the ceiling falls in. Make some toast, accidentally set the house ablaze and watch as all your possessions melt and crumble to rubble, dust and ash. And all before 9am. The bus that takes you to the job you hate will probably probably late too.) 13.00

XENO & OAKLANDER - Hypnos LP (dais - Eight new songs of sparkling electronics from duo Liz Wendelbo and Sean McBride (Martial Canterel) blur the lines between 60's French Pop, 80's wave and contemporary modular synth pop. Romantic and mythic, a dreamlike journey through dense harmonies and complex polyphonic compositions… As a musical act, Xeno & Oaklander (Sean McBride and Liz Wendelbo) conflate a rich love of analog synths, melody, and mythology with eloquent nuance and a nod to the heritage they draw from. While that construct is the duo’s immediate kiss and crush, there’s a deeper importance to their collaboration which began in 2004. As evidenced in their debut Vigils (2004), McBride and Wendelbo’s artistic dynamic is more than just a mutual love for electronics but a contrast between architectural precision and painterly expression. From the film scores to the traditional albums they’ve recorded in their Brooklyn studio, they’ve both spurred and fostered the global synth wave revival through a commitment to analog-only production and performance as well as a strident respect for the medium. On their latest album Hypnos and first for the Dais imprint, the duo leveraged the talents of visual artist and live sound engineer Egan Frantz to mix the album. It’s a touch that adds both punch and balance, allowing their inherent conceptual voices to converge into a collage with defined edges and warm, synapses of frequency and beat. “Musically, Hypnos is a return to polyphony after several years of using strictly monophonic synthesizers,” McBride says about the album’s ethos. “This has brought dense harmonies and a more complex counterpoint to the composition. Staying with the same equipment and processes without the inveterate compulsion to update and refashion allows for a clearly perceivable genealogy with our previous work.”) 24.00
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