NEW ARRIVALS AND RESTOCKS FRIDAY, JANUARAY 18
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so, yup, the updates posted early this week… i have a bunch of errands to run tomorrow morning on account of the place i’m living in is being sold! great! (so if any of you’s reading this who happen to live in northern liberties/fishtown area know of a studio apt available in the next month or so, drop me a line, thanks!)… anyhow, as mentioned in last weeks list, there’s tons, i mean TONS, of new domestic dance titles in this week, as well as a few pounds (or kilo’s if you like) of import ‘must haves’ (and more planned for next week, so keep checkin back). also in, a few new psf cds including a killer comp of contempo, non-nippon musics and the excellent kim doo soo disc (one copy of the ltd 2lp left and it’s sold out at the source, so don’t snooze), restock of the latest black lips lp (which issa scorcher, of course!), a new messthetics cd (wales!), new em titles (steel drums!), new and restocked dust-to-digital discs (victrolas!), new metal stock (finally the asbestosdeath reissue, never had the p/e 7”, but the first, self released single is still one of my all time faves. killer stuff), new bug 12s featuring warrior queen (!)… and so much more. come on by and check em out!
as always, many of the titles are in very limited quantity, so if you're interested in anything listed below, feel free to call or email me, I will gladly hold items for up to a week.
prices do not include shipping and handling. for those of you shipping within the continental united states I offer a 5.00usd flat shipping rate for any amount of records and/or compact discs. shipping cost for international orders are calculated on an order by order basis. payments for orders can be made via paypal or with a credit card by telephone between 12-6pm/est.
i also offer bike messanger service via timecycle couriers. for the low cost of 10.00usd i can deliver any amount of records and/or cds you wish to purchase to your center city philadelphia location (this includes some parts of south, west and north philadelphia) within two hours (and for those of you who need your records even faster, we also offer ‘rush’ service for the low flat rate of 20.00usd for any amount of records/cds delivered to you within one hour). of course, we are still more than happy to ship records via the usps within philadelphia. as with the international shipments, orders placed before 5pm/est will ship out that evening and should reach their destination by the following day.
ROCK, POP AND PSYCHEDELIC
V/A- ASIAN FLASHBACK: UNDERGROUND MUSIC FROM ASIA CD (psf, japan) 20.98usd/10.64gbp/14.28eur/2244jpy (approx)
*Asian underground compilation with 13 groups. Featuring Li Jianhong, Narita Munehiro, Hano Shoji, Mustangs, Kiyasu Orchestra, Mafeisan, 10, Xiao He, D!O!D!O!D!, Sato Yukie, Yoshiteru Koga Jizo, Kim Young Jin, Li Daiguo, Amature Amplifier, Soonie. First PSF compilation to focus on the linkages between the established underground scene in Japan and nascent ones in China and Korea. Politics and history had long prevented exchanges between the three countries, but in recent years increasing trade and cultural linkages have revealed exciting new synergies. Covers the breadth of new East Asian underground forms ? white-out noise, face-peeling free improvisation, lysergic rock, limpid acid folk, electronic tone float, coruscating punk, free jazz and avant-art moves. Features relatively established names like China's king of noise guitar Li-Jianhong and motor-psych free-rock emperor Munehiro Narita, alongside a ton of utter unknown names. -- Alan Cummings.
AHOUSEN- AHOUSEN CD (psf, japan) 20.98usd/10.64gbp/14.28eur/2244jpy (approx)
*Tokyo underground group! Avant-psychedelic. Debut release from the quartet of: Katsu (guitar), Suu (sax, voice), Akira (bass) & Tail (drums). Lunatic avant-free-rock, honed in guerrilla street performance. Debut album from one of the most exciting discoveries from the recent Tokyo Flashback 6 compilation. There's an entrancing sense of moon-kissed lunatic wildness about Ahousen (the group's name means Ship of Fools). Their avant-rock meets free jazz meets enka melancholic sound is entirely their own, a crazed communion with dead voices, honed to blistering perfection in guerrilla performance on the night-time streets of Shinjuku. For those of a genealogical bent, the group has some history. Guitarist Katsu played with original Tokyo Rockers legends Lizard in the seventies. Drummer Tail has played with Suishou no Fune. -- Alan Cummings.
KIM DOO SOO- 10 DAYS BUTTERFLY CD (psf, japan) 20.98usd/10.64gbp/14.28eur/2244jpy (approx)
*Kim Doo Soo is the deepest and most introspective of Korea's acid folk singers. Many are the legends that cling to his songs -- political oppression, alcoholism, suicide, a ten-year period of mountain seclusion. Despite having been active since the mid-'80s and having released four acclaimed albums in Korea, most Western listeners only became aware of him through his tracks on the recent Damon & Naomi compilation, International Sad Hits. On 10 Days Butterfly, his fifth album, he mines productive veins of profound melancholy, animistic nature, and unfathomable, hermetic affection. The whole is couched in a veil of the most gorgeous, still melodicism, Kim's vocals and guitar shaded with subtle accordion, violin, piano, organ and harmonica. A reflective and unearthly beautiful masterpiece. - Alan Cummings
BOBB TRIMBLE- IRON CURTAIN INNOCENCE LP (secretly canadian, usa) 15.98usd/8.10gbp/10.88eur/1709jpy (approx)
*A delicate, unsettling dip into a boiling pool of subconscious imagery and otherworldly pixie vocalism. The best tracks cause ripples in the space/time continuum. Bobb Trimble's first album appeared like a ghost that had slipped through reality's curtain. Impossible to place inside any rational context, the music and voices seem to have been created inside your head and indeed, maybe they were. --Byron Coley.
MV & EE WITH THE GOLDEN ROAD- URANIAN RAY LP (spirit of orr, usa) 18.98usd/9.62gbp/12.92eur/2030jpy (approx)
*restocked… This beautiful vinyl LP edition mv & ee medicine show's ‘uranian ray', originally released on the legendary child of microtones label in 2004, is a stunning 'get-hi-fidelity' remastered reissue prepared on the spirited channels of the spectrasound mastering system developed by matt valentine himself. Therefore a fresh take on a previous favorite, the lunar brother to 'moonjook’ hand picked from their catalog by spirit of orr, capable of achieving a glorious exit velocity, and slightly rearranged for the time limits & opportunities vinyl provides. limited single pressing on black vinyl.
DUNGEN- TA DET LUGNT 2LP (subliminal sounds, sweden) 25.98usd/13.17gbp/17.68eur/2779jpy (approx)
*repressed and thus restocked on vinyl. A deluxe 2LP edition of the third and globally-astounding album from the young and talented Swedish multi-instrumentalist Gustav Ejstes aka Dungen. This recording showcases the ultimate new Swedish psych/prog/pop/folkrock. Ta Det Lugnt is a beautiful multifaceted musical trip straight into your head and deep out in the Swedish forests. It offers Dungen's most exciting and adventurous recordings and features stunning musicmanship, stellar vocals, Hammond B-3 organ, flute, violin, groovy bass, swinging drums, electric and acoustic guitars and screaming fuzz, spellbinding Swedish folkrock pop psych.
PUNK AND POST-PUNK
BLACK LIPS- GOOD BAD NOT EVIL LP (die slaughterhaus, usa) 16.98usd/8.61gbp/11.56eur/1816jpy (approx)
*restocked… fifth album produced by the band in their hometown of atlanta at the living room studios aided by the band’s friend ed rawls, a bartender at the nearby drunken unicorn bar, just around the corner from where fellow atlantans outkast work. the album ranges from dirty psychedelic blues songs about holy world war 3 “veni vidi vicci,” outright pop hits like “katrina” (written the night the band found out that the hurricane of the same name had devastated new orleans) and “bad kids” (based around certain band members’ experiences with juvenile detention centers). there’s also the bruised, tender album closer “transcendental light.”
ROMANCE NOVELS- PEGGY SUE 7” (hozoc, usa) 7.98usd/4.05gbp/5.43eur/854jpy (approx)
*Indiana continues to plow through the competition as this follow-up single by the Romance Novels will attest, and with two more heartaching hits of innocence gone frayed with neuroses waiting in the wings, it's a good thing you've got a chance to latch onto it before it's gone. The Romance Novels new platter holds two raggedly real and infectiously classic songs lamenting the passing of time and all the pitfalls and breakdowns of growing up and moving on.
STATIC STATIC- BLACK FINGERS 7” (hozoc, usa) 7.98usd/4.05gbp/5.43eur/854jpy (approx)
*The anxiously awaited follow up to last year's debut single on BabytoothRecords in a micro edition of 100 copies, here's the next double blast of electric paranoid punk crunch & buzzsaw drone-throb done just right by one of the only saving graces of Los Angeles, Static Static. Now with Leslie of the Red Aunts on drums, these two SUICIDE bomb-style tracks deliver surprisingly sparse and demonically danceable hits for the soundtrack to that gothic slaughterhouse you were always afraid to peek into, but now are left without option. Sliding into the same smog punk-layered territory as HoZac heavy hitters VOLT and SPIDER, and recorded with ratchety home equipment under similar circumstances, it's no wonder LA is looking a little brighter today with an accessible record like this, now available for a limited time.
HUE BLANC’S JOYLESS ONES- ARRIERE GARDE LP (s-s, usa) 13.98usd/7.09gbp/9.51eur/1495jpy (approx)
*The Algoma Chamber of Commerce says, “Algoma's current population is approximately 3400. Visitors to Algoma are amazed by the diversity of the options offered to them.” What we have here is the most diverse option that little corner of Wisconsin has to offer: Hue Blanc’s Joyless Ones. The four guys who make up the Ones have a wretchedly fine angle on rock & roll that constantly spellbind the folks at the Captain’s Mistress. “Whose dat sound like?” they ask. The same question comes up when the fellas take the stage at Shanty Days. But editor Lee Lawrenz of the Kewaunee County News knows what’s up. He writes, “You might listen to Hue Blanc’s Joyless Ones and think, ‘That sounds like the Scientists,’ or ‘I think they stole that from the Gibson Bros.’, or ‘That boss sound reminds me Neil Young with a flame in his ass’ and you’d be right and wrong. The Joyless Ones are all that and none of that, too. They are Algoma boys and we are proud of them.” This is Hue Blanc’s third record. Previously they released a 7” on Trick Knee and then a LP on P Trash. We think this one is the best yet. White vinyl. Some of Venice Sun. A smidge of Bloody Nights... A diddle of Fer de Lance.
HOMOSTUPIDS- THE INTERN LP (parts unknown, usa) 11.98usd/6.07gbp/8.15eur/1281jpy (approx)
*After two singles, Cleveland, Ohio's Homostupids give up their debut full length to the Parts Unknown empire. A perturbing stew of full-bore garage spew and psychedelic punkaroo, this disc will be the soundtrack to many losers' bad drug parties for centuries to come.
V/A- MESSTHETICS #104 D.I.Y. '77-81 SOUTH WALES I CD (messthetics, usa) 14.98usd/7.59gbp/10.20eur/1602jpy (approx)
*d.i.y. and (very) indie post-punk from South Wales and the Z-Block scene: '77-81 Messthetics' most obscure collection to date. By the end of 1977, years of music industry neglect (and the abrupt departure for London of the few feckless punks who'd landed record-deals) had left South Wales' fertile ground for D.I.Y. The most basic instrumentation, one-take recordings and black and white graphics ruled the day, so it's no surprise that not one of the records here sold more than 1200 copies. Mindful of these feeble sales, a dozen alumni of Cardiff's Z-Block label (and various mates) gave up releasing records altogether, and busied themselves in a frenzy of increasingly-sophisticated home recording. Here's just the tip of that iceberg -- 23 songs on the CD, plus six bonus MP3 tracks. 24-page booklet, lovingly documented with histories & photos galore, PLUS a 'reunion' appearance of the legendary Great Pop Things rock history comic. Messthetics #104 features (extreme) rarities by Reptile Ranch, Tax Exiles, Immortal Invisibles, Flying Brix, Decadent Few, Ralph & The Ponytails, Czechs, Current Obsessions, What To Wear, Spitfire Boys, Discount Chiefs, Puritan Guitars, Janet & Johns, Crash Action Winners, Addiction, Boywonders, and Hugh Volk. Unreleased recordings by Reptile Ranch [live], the Sane [ex-Dec. Few & Reptile Ranch], Table Table [ex-everyone, including YMG], John Marlon [pre-4AD, ex-Tax Exiles], The Filmstars, and the 12- and 13-year-old splendor of the Autonomes. Plus previously unpublished Moors Murderers tales and Great Pop Things featuring 'Chuck Death' (Jon Langford).
DEATH- MEETING YOUR ARCHANGEL LP (hell’s headbangers, usa) 23.98usd/12.16gbp/16.32eur/2565jpy (approx)
*Picture Disc in outer jacket with hot metallic foil stamping & exclusive layout for this edition. Comes with heavy-stock lyrics insert & large 18" x 24" poster -no poster for regular LP edition-. Some of the best fucking music out of Denmark since cult Mercyful Fate!! Running wild in nuclear streets over the last 7 years, the band released some underground demos, 7"s and split LPs which now seem like classics from 80-fucking-3. "The Final Assault" is their first & final studio album, a sure lesson in violence... a heavy fucking bulldozer plowing through the wave of newbie friendly trend thrash. This is Rapid Thrashing Violent Speed Metal Hell with an evil edge that cuts like razor!!!!! Face the music, prepare to die!!!
HAVOHEJ- TUNGKAT BLOOD WAND 10” (hell’s headbangers, usa) 17.98usd/9.12gbp/12.24eur/1923jpy (approx)
*All new studio tracks of black boise featuring paul ledney's exclusive signature style of pounding on wooden coffins, rupturing volcanic rumble, and spewing voice vibrations of black vomit. breaking major ground, many have already confessed "tungkat blood wand" to be the most achieved work to date. expect the core structure of havohej evolved into a guaranteed unpleasant listen. your blood shall now spout!
ASBESTOSDEATH- DEJECTION, UNCLEAN 10” (southern lord, usa) 11.98usd/6.07gbp/8.15eur/1281jpy (approx)
*in the late eighties …before the mighty formation of sleep: al cisneros (bass/vocals), chris hakius, and matt pike (guitar) played together (along with thomas choi/guitar) in asbestosdeath. asbestosdeath are the roots of the oak that branched into the massive creation of not only sleep but of course om (al and chris), high on fire (matt) and itisi/operator generator (thomas choi).
asbestosdeath was short-lived and only existed long enough to record 4 songs that were released on 2 separate 7’s. one: “unclean” was self-released by the band, the other: “dejection” was released by profane existence. these recordings are long out of print…buried by time and dust. on the specific request of the band southern lord has been chosen to unearth these recordings and make them available once again!
“unclean, dejection” album contains every asbestosdeath studio recording on one specially priced release. the recordings were carefully mastered from original source material (ie: the vinyl!) by mell dettmer (earth, sunn 0))), altar, etc..)
AVANT GARDE AND NOISE
MAGIK MARKERS- BOSS LP (arbitrary signs, usa) 19.98usd/10.13gbp/13.60eur/2137jpy (approx)
*restocked… Limited vinyl version of the most Magik Markers album -CD is on Ecstatic Peace-, on their very own label Arbitrary Signs. "Recorded in the cavernous dark of Echo Canyon West with producer Lee Ranaldo working the boards like a diviner, BOSS documents the Markers with a previously-unheard fidelity and orchestration. Idiosyncratic song structure and melodies interspersed with a destructive drum stomp are reminiscent of the early electrified blues of Junior Kimbrough, or the black hole rhythms of Kousokuya. In a 2005 interview in The Wire, Elisa Ambrogio said, 'I want [The Magik Markers] to concentrate on music and focus inward, to concentrate on our own language of sound.' boss stands as the Markers' first stab at getting to the meat of this ambition. With a mix of blues simplicity, an almost Sonny Sharrock wailing and a janky Americana punk reminiscent of Pat Place and Roky Erickson, Ambrogio avoids preciousness like a rash. On boss, a tent rises right out of the empty plain and we are thrust into a full-blown revival show with no audience and no lights; it is just Elisa preaching, Pete blowing Gabriel's horn, and the mad wind of the prairie blowing all around. They are each hand-screened individual works of art & very very limited.
YOSHI WADA- LAMENT FOR THE RISE AND FALL OF THE ELEPHANTINE CROCODILE CD (em, japan) 20.98usd/10.64gbp/14.28eur/2244jpy (approx)
*Finally, a CD reissue of Yoshi Wada's most important and most rare LP, Lament For The Rise And Fall Of The Elephantine Crocodile, originally released in 1982 on the India Navigation label. Yoshi Wada is a Japanese sound installation artist and musician -- he moved to New York in the late 1960s, and became well-known as a Fluxus artist with links to La Monte Young, and has been involved in many performances and sound installations. However, he has released only two recordings, which are both hard to find. This CD contains two pieces: track 1 features a solo overtone voice (he studied with legendary Indian vocalist Pandit Pran Nath) recorded at the performance space Dry Pool (literally a dry pool that Wada slept in before this recording), with a deep underground echoing feeling. Track 2 displays Wada's trademark dense psychedelic drones using his "pipe horn," a home-made, bagpipe-like instrument. These wondrous sounds will take you to another, better world. 96khz/24bit digitally remastered complete full-length version (original LP edition was edited). Liner notes in English & Japanese.
PLANTS- PLANTS LP (killer tree, usa) 19.98usd/10.13gbp/13.60eur/2137jpy (approx)
* Not much to remember about 1993 – other than discovering Dead C and several seasons of meeting up with Jeff Dunn and John Olson at 1610 Kalamazoo St in Lansing MI – in the rocket room (upstairs, middle room) and the attempt to fill every floating atom with solid sound. We firstly prepared with weed – from the pipe to the 2 liter gravity bong to the milk jug gravity bong then graduating to the road cone gravity bong. Jeff would play guitar, Olson would play drums, sax, or perhaps guitar, Ramirez usually played guitar but on this session, keyboards and tapes. It would always be a solid blowout, no escape from the sound with everything always colliding and creating languages, stories or whatever. It was pointless to play live (we did once – in a pitch black basement days after Cobain tapped out, with only one person in attendance who was tripping hard). It was a good self-indulgence figuring that no one would get it or give a shit so Plants was a Gents Club for weirdos and destructos. This particular splot happened on 12/15/93 at around 6am in the morning (I had a morning flight to catch). The session creeped out of the shingles and into the ears of passerby schoolchildren who looked at the house as if it were levitating. This session was messed up and bent as usual, full on vintage scree manipulation of our instruments the only unordinary thing was that it was in daylight. No songs, just attempting fill every corner and crack with sonic abuse and then when the session ends – we just stare at each other with creeper grins like we just built an orb and sent it out in to space in hopes of other life forces intercepting it instead of whatever NASA sends into space to reach out to other worlds. Our orb holds truer – reflecting chaos in our world. Plants reflects some messed up shit, but it’s good shit. Note* This is not the same two-piece current band "Plants" from Portland, OR - Bryan Ramirez.
GODFLESH- SONGS OF LOVE AND HATE IN DUB LP (kreation, usa) 16.98usd/8.61gbp/11.56eur/1816jpy (approx)
*The mighty godflesh sound remixed in a dark/ambient dubwise style by Justin broderick. One of the only Godflesh albums not yet available on vinyl, so here ya go! One of the first ever dub/metal fusions. A historic release indeed.
MUDBOY- HUNGRY GHOSTS! THESE SONGS ARE DOORS LP (not not fun, usa) 16.98usd/8.61gbp/11.56eur/1816jpy (approx)
*For most of us, the doors of perception are triple-bolted shut and cast in bomb-proof iron. Only supernatural shapeshifters (or career criminals) can slip through and seize the wisdom within. But, sweetly, there is a hidden entrance: musick-as-magick. Providence, RI patch-cable conjuror Mudboy is one such secret key-crafter and his unlocking labors on this long-player stand at the summit of his already awesome discography. Alchemizing stylized soundtrack spells, organ wizardry, melodic mind-reading, and elegantly meditative harmonium hallucinations, Hungry Ghosts! These Songs Are Doors lights an urn’s worth of ritual powders and powers, filling the speakers with a sign language of smoke runes and ghost tones. Lie on the floor and be floored by Mudboy’s primordial plainsongs. Record comes housed in a dizzyingly intricate laser die-cut fold-over cover with an acutely aligned flame-silkscreened inner sleeve. Painstaking and perfect. Half on blood-red wax, half on black. Limited to 500.
SPIDERS- SPIDERS LP (pulled out, australia) 26.98usd/13.68gbp/18.36eur/2886jpy (approx)
*Australia is home to some of the deadliest spiders in the world and James Heighway is no exception. When not behind the drum kit in XWAVE he collects and modifies ancient electronics. These Spiders are a unique blend of broken, hacked, modified and recycled guitars, keyboards, effects, mixers, etc., all played simultaneously. Together they convey a feeling of the bush drenched in feedback. Heighway’s intense live performances have crowned him the king of noise throughout the region. Others have dubbed him “Merzbow of the Mountains.” Pulled Out’s LP collects highlights from limited edition CDRs and cassettes previously released on Heighway’s Moth Noize label and a live performance at the third Winter Tragic festival. Limited edition of 300 on white vinyl with covers individually spray painted.
BRUCE RUSSELL- 21ST CENTURY FIELD HOLLERS AND PRISON SONGS LP (rococo, usa) 18.98usd/9.62gbp/12.92eur/2030jpy (approx)
*In an intriguing act of self-exhumation, Bruce Russell has plundered the carcass of his own earlier release (with Ralf Wehowsky), Midnight Crossroads Tape Recorder Blues, extracting elements that held for him a particularly bluesy resonance, re-recording them at odd speeds and then constructing loops to create entirely new works. A blues feeling really does permeate the tracks, sometimes overtly, other times requiring a certain amount of aural perseverance. Inspired.
BOX- STUDIO 1 LP (rune grammophon, norway) 19.98usd/10.13gbp/13.60eur/2137jpy (approx)
*This is the debut release by Box: Raoul Björkenheim (guitars, viola da gamba), Trevor Dunn (bass), Ståle Storløkken (keyboards, electronics), Morgan Ågren (drums). Something of an international supergroup, the founding of this excellent ensemble is a touch of genius that remains something of a mystery. Hand-picked by writer and film-maker Philip Mullarkey to record and play live as part of the art/film project Box, the four musicians met for the first time in Atlantis Studio in Stockholm for two short days of recording without having planned, scored or prepared any music in advance. It quickly became apparent that this avant-garde juggernaut was heading in the right direction -- the musical interplay making it hard to believe that these complex pieces were actually improvised on the spot -- again, a testament to instant music-making at the highest level. The music was recorded directly to analog tape and has an organic and rough quality to it. All tracks were mixed from analog tape and there is no digital editing nor Pro-Tooling involved, and no overdubs. Raoul Björkenheim has worked in a wide spectrum of styles, from free jazz improvisations with Edvard Vesala to the Finnish Radio Symphony and UMO orchestras, collaborations with Paul Schütze, Bill Laswell, William Parker/Hamid Drake and Jah Wobble, not to mention his present group, Scorch Trio. Trevor Dunn is a member of Fantômas, John Zorn's Electric Masada, Trio Convulsant and Moonchild. He is one of the most in-demand bass players on the downtown jazz scene in New York and has an eclectic repertoire, having played with artists ranging from Marc Ribot to Melt Banana, Secret Chiefs 3 to Kronos Quartet. Ståle Storløkken is a founder of Supersilent and Humcrush. Morgan is a Grammy-winning musician on both sides of the Atlantic, perhaps best known for his work with the Mats/Morgan Band, as well as with diverse artists such as The Flesh Quartet, Kaipa and Zappa's Universe.
AARON DILLOWAY- CHAIN SHOT/EXECUTION DOCK LP (throne heap, usa) 18.98usd/9.62gbp/12.92eur/2030jpy (approx)
*'Pirates In Care of the BEING' Dilloway, Tapes, and Delay: Pirates, Rotten Teeth, and Treasure. All go hand in hook hand. AAARRGGHHHHHHH! This new platter by Rad Dad Dilloway is full of buried gold, or rather tape heads covered in used ancient kitty litter, whose decoded message leads you to the audio gold pit hidden deep within the tape loops. Chain Shot is my inzano pick of the thick Dillo discography. It's way relaxed and weirdo. I mean, if you cut a circle-ish shape out of wood from a haunted pirate boat, tied a human bonechain around it and dragged it on the surface of the ocean around the world four times, buried into hot sand for 1000 years and then stuck it on your turntable... it wouldn't sound any different. 'Chain Shot' is an oddity cause the tapes provide the pacing, you tell by the woodpecker attack (or a pirate tapping against glass before they raid your peaceful vessel) near the middle section of side one and the ENDLESS churning loop at the end of 'Execution Dock.' Add a dash of Thighbone Horn wail here and there, find the rarest homemade mixers and loop machines from 1943 and the recipe could be this LP which is also known as 'THREE MEDIATIONS FOR THREE TAPE LOOPS WITHIN SLO MIND.' After jamming this mutha a bunch, I found it fit well into a lot of house-moods: i.e., vacuuming, sewing, power doodle sessions, convincing your spouse there ain't magic gremlins who clean the house while she sleeps the day away, candle burning, shit-everything. Could this be a mature Dilloway? Hell gnaw, this sound disc is still teetering on a restless energy ocean -- just mad focused and... simple... direct... like a checking account based on pirate bones and jugs of fermented PEE WINE. 'Chain Shot' has a lot of depth to it -- it's as much DROLL YANKEE as it is BLACK GNOME... shit, I can easily file this wax in my environments/CBS Library/machine sound/rail road noise/animal sounds/nature LP section (which is AS BIG as Dilloway's, if you take out the military boot camp sound section) and it would fit right in. It's a BOAT OCEAN LURKING FRIGHTMARE LP. Like when a crazy old boat goes on some crazy old mission and it get frozen in the ocean near the North Pole, the crew runs outta food and sees nutzo ICE PIRATES circling the ship slowly in the freezing mist. Close your eyes, let your rat mind take off on its own weirdo adventure. I'm mad stoked this Dilloway LP is pressed on wax forever, cause now that quicksand is extinct apparently... I can still just jam 'Execution Dock' at 4:00 AM on a lonely winter night and sink slowly in the MSG-ridden HISS crawling within the rotten grooves... and disappear without a trace. four stars and an eye patch!!! --Coorz The Spartan, Winter '07
THE FOLK SPECTRE- THE BLACKEST MEDICINE LP (woodsist, usa) 15.98usd/8.10gbp/10.88eur/1709jpy (approx)
*Black vinyl with silk screened covers. Limited to 500. Solo tunes by Pete Nolan of the Magik Markers, GHQ, Vanishing Voice, Virgin Eye Blood Brothers, etc. This is music from the American underground. The feeling is dark and fucked up and somehow sublime. A solid statement of loner home-made goodness. A pop statement from behind a veil of dirt.
LOOSERS- LOGIC ON ITS HEAD 10” (woodsist, usa) 14.98usd/7.59gbp/10.20eur/1602jpy (approx)
*Portugal's greatest export (besides cork and textiles) continues its dusky, creeping bleed of six-limbed psychedelic windmilling. Loosers have always excelled at ripping strange spatial curvatures out of drums, electronics, and exotic moods, and Logic On Its Head serves up two more classic black platters of sidelight ritualism. The A drapes incense and chimes atop an old copper bowl of ringing tones and tentacle percussion fusion that slow-burns a sweet smoke you never wanna exhale. Don't. The B, 'Daeh Sti No Cigol,' is even more perverse, as backwards as its title and dusty as a mosque. Sudden gestures flutter in the dusk and the sky turns purple. Really commanding and liberated in a way few improv outfits achieve so easily. --Britt/NNF. Two-color silkscreening on fabric -- photocopied, hand-stamped sleeves. Black vinyl. Edition of 340.
BLUES AND ROOTS
V/A- VICTROLA FAVORITES: ARTIFACTS FROM BYGONE DAYS 2CD/BOOK (dust-to-digital, usa) 42.98usd/21.79gbp/29.25eur/4597jpy (approx)
*Recordings made between the 1920s-1950s compiled by Rob Millis and Jeffrey Taylor of the Seattle-based experimental band Climax Golden Twins from their collections of rare 78rpm records and design ephemera. Deluxe 144-page clothbound, full-color book with two CDs featuring Burmese guitars, Chinese opera, Persian folk songs, fado, hillbilly, jazz, blues and much, much more. Climax Golden Twins have designed gallery and museum installations, composed soundtracks (most notably the film Session Nine), worked on documentary films (Phi Ta Khon: Ghosts Of Isan released on Sublime Frequencies) and contributed soundscapes to NPR radio programs in addition to releasing numerous recordings on CD and LP, including a recent LP on the Sun City Girls' Abduction Records imprint entitled 5 Cents A Piece. Influenced by the Secret Museum of Mankind, Yazoo releases, Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music, as well as record labels like Sublime Frequencies, Ethnic Folkways and Ocora. Also inspired by art and design books such as those published by Chronicle. Sounds like vintage music from around the globe. Looks like a clothbound book printed on extremely fine museum quality wood-free paper and is meant as a visual manifestation of the sounds contained on the CDs. Hundreds of beautiful images of sleeves, photos, labels, needle tins and more.
V/A- ART OF FIELD RECORDING: 50 YEARS OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC DOCUMENTED BY ART ROSENBAUM/SAMPLER VERSION CD (dust-to-digital, usa) 14.98usd/7.59gbp/10.20eur/1602jpy (approx)
*This is a single cd sampler release of the Dust-to-Digital 4CD collaboration with renowned music archivists, Art and Margo Rosenbaum. The diverse talents of the Rosebaums have allowed them to record music traditions in a way few others could have done. Dust-to-Digital is proud to announce this project in an attempt to keep alive the music they love so dearly. Get ready for antebellum spirituals, lined-out hymns of country churches, old time frolic tunes, bottleneck blues, hammer-and-pick work songs, dance music of fiddle bands, unaccompanied mountain ballads, and backwoods banjo tunes. Art Rosenbaum has been recording American traditional music for half a century -- and in the process produced over 15 LPs and CDs, two hard-cover books, and archival material deposited in the Library of Congress, Indiana University, and University of Georgia archives.
V/A- I BELONG TO THIS BAND: 85 YEARS OF SACRED HARP RECORDINGS CD (dust-to-digital, usa) 14.98usd/7.59gbp/10.20eur/1602jpy (approx)
*This current collection of Sacred Harp singing is the first to offer a full range of recordings by traditional Sacred Harp singers from 1922 to the present, and is a companion to the Sacred Harp documentary by Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp, the first feature documentary about Sacred Harp singing. This CD is unique in a number of respects. It contains several prewar and mid-century recordings never before released on CD, some of which have never been released at all. Sacred Harp singing is typically a community musical and social event, held at all-day singings and conventions in the rural South. It is characterized by mass participation, full-voiced singing, lack of instrumental accompaniment, and rotation of song leaders. Growing out of the singing-school movement of the 18th century, and preserving the music of the first American composers, it came to be associated in the deep South with church and community homecomings and decoration days, and with sumptuous "dinner on the ground" spread in the churchyard at noon. It differs from shape-note gospel singing in that the repertory is largely pre-Civil War, and is relatively fixed in one of the 20th-century revisions of the original 1844 oblong tunebook by B. F. White and E. J. King. Although The Sacred Harp was called "the book oftenest found in the homes of rural Southerners other than the Holy Bible," the tradition was ignored by the cultural elites of the nation and region. For 85 years, commercial record producers and documentary folklorists have tried to capture this "harmonic complex of singular charm," as Jackson described it. Surprisingly, though, the earliest recordings differ sharply from the powerful sounds heard at today's singings. Many reflect the more informal uses of Sacred Harp music in the family circle, while others show the influence of professional gospel quartet singing. Displaying a wide range of ensembles and vocal styles, this release includes recordings of quartets and other groups who recorded for major record labels before World War II, private studio recordings of the 1950s and 1960s, and digital field recordings of large contemporary singing. This collection also weaves three important strands of this music: early commercial recordings, cut on 78s in the 1920s through the 1940s, home recordings made by small groups of singers in the 1950s, and contemporary "all day sacred harp singings." The very fact that these separate strands appear together here on one CD is part of what makes this collection so unique, yet the historical breadth of the material is also noteworthy. Cardboard arigato pak with 16-page saddle-stitched booklet.
V/A- DESPERATE MAN BLUES: DISCOVERING THE ROOTS OF AMERICAN MUSIC CD (dust-to-digital, usa) 14.98usd/7.59gbp/10.20eur/1602jpy (approx)
*A compilation of songs as featured in Dust-to-Digital's Desperate Man Blues DVD, chronicling the amazing life in music of Joe Bussard (founder of Fonotone Records). Blues. Gospel. Jazz. Hillbilly. The late 1920s was the Big Bang of the music industry. King of record collectors Joe Bussard tells the story of "America's real music" with passionate enthusiasm in his own inimitable style. The film has an outstanding soundtrack featuring artists Charley Patton, Son House, The Carter Family, Uncle Dave Macon, Blind Willie McTell and a roster of other roots musicians. Jewel case packaging; released by multi Grammy-nominated Dust-to-Digital.
V/A- BLACK MIRROR: REFLECTIONS IN GLOBAL MUSICS: 1918-1955 CD (dust-to-digital, usa) 14.98usd/7.59gbp/10.20eur/1602jpy (approx)
*restocked… Recordings made between 1918-1955 compiled by Ian Nagoski. A compilation of 24 recordings from the first half of the 20th century of music from Syria, Bali, Scotland, Thailand, Ukraine, China, Cameroon, India, Turkey, Germany, Spain, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Japan, Poland, Greece, Java, Portugal, Laos, Sweden and Burma, all newly transferred and mastered from 78 rpm discs, at least 18 of which have never been issued before on CD (all but one never having been previously reissued in the U.S.). Influenced by Pete Whelan's Origin Jazz Library, Pat Conte's Secret Museum of Mankind, Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music, Henry Cowell's Music of the World's People, Alan Bishop and Hisham Mayet's Sublime Frequencies label, Lance Ledbetter's Goodbye, Babylon, Michael Snow's The Last LP and much more. Sounds like zamr, naa phaat piphat, gong kebyar, Northumbrian piping, periya melam, rhumba, Carpathian weddings, Rulin opera, Uilleann piping, Bollywood, dan bau, Handel, rembetika, gusle, tembang sunds, flamenco, fado, prayer, djanger, kabuki and yien pwe.
V/A- MELODII TUVI: THROAT SONGS AND FOLK TUNES FROM TUVA CD (dust-to-digital, usa) 14.98usd/7.59gbp/10.20eur/1602jpy (approx)
*Recordings from 1969 of Tuvan folk music and throat-singing with liner notes by Dr. Pekka Gronow of the University of Helsinki. With the advent of the folk music revival in the 1960s, a new interest in Tuvan music swept through Asia and Eastern Europe. Capitalizing on this appeal, these 16 recordings were issued in 1969 in the Soviet Union. Dust-to-Digital is proud to reissue for the first time on compact disc these traditional performances including several khoomei songs plus one modern take on the classic Tuvan sound. In khoomei, the singer simultaneously produces two more distinct musical notes: a low, sustained bass note and a flute-like higher note. Tuvan sheep herders often practiced khoomei in an effort to calm animals and appease spirits. The effect is hypnotic, eerie, and drone-like, unlike any sound you've heard come out of a cowboy. The Republic of Tuva lies between Russia and Mongolia in the Altai Mountains, at the geographical center of Asia. Tuva is a land of mountains, lakes and rivers. Although the geographical area of Tuva is as large as the state of Florida, it has only 300,000 inhabitants.
BRENDA RAY- WALATTA CD (em, japan) 20.98usd/10.64gbp/14.28eur/2244jpy (approx)
*Certainly the most unusual reggae album ever made. August Pablo, King Tubby, Asha Puthli with Ornette Coleman, Lonnie Liston Smith & Pharoah Sanders -- very disturbing slices of psycho-dub/doo-wop/jazz-fusion/exotica music. Her breathy Chordettes meets Susan Cadgan vocals, multi-tracked whisperings about inter-galactic Bluebeat starlights over what sounds like a modulated cut of heavy rhythm. Brenda Ray will be familiar to observers of the Liverpool scene as part of the NAFFI organisation through the '80s, also fame as Brenda & The Beachballs. Over the past years, together with cohort Sir Freddie Viadukt (aka the Minister of Noise), she has been aiding and abetting the reggae producer Roy Cousins, once of The Royals, in his program of remastering and reissuing selections from his Tamoki Wambesi imprint. Cousins suggested she record an album using original roots reggae tracks from original tapes. The whole album overdubbed/played/recorded/mixed between 1995-2005 at NAFFI Studios. Everything was done by herself except the final mix-down with Sir Freddie. The cover photo has Brenda in a pose between Pharoah Sanders' Thembi and Augustus Pablo's East of the River Nile with melodica pointed towards the water.
MODERN SOUND QUARTET- OTINKU CD (em, japan) 20.98usd/10.64gbp/14.28eur/2244jpy (approx)
*The Modern Sound Quintet was formed by Rudy Smith, a Trinidadian master of the 'Pans' and a genuine jazz bebopper, in late 1960s Sweden. This international group of musicians features John Rochford (piano) from Barbados, Sigfried McIntosh (bass) from Surinam, George Allyn (drums) from Trinidad and Kofi Ayivor (congas) from Ghana. Lars Samuelson, a jazz trumpet player and producer in Sweden, heard this quite unique quintet, was captivated by their concept and sound, and asked them to record an album. Otinku, the resulting album, was recorded in Stockholm in 1971, produced by Samuelson, and originally released on the Odeon label, a subsidiary of EMI Finland. With an Afro-jazz/Caribbean orientation, the selections are a rich mixture of jazz standards and original compositions, including recently re-discovered killer funk tunes 'Otinku' & 'Sugar Daddy,'and a fine steel jazz version of 'Bags' Groove.' The album was their only release and is now a sought-after item for steel pan/Caribbean music fans & vinyl diggers.
RUDY SMITH- QUARTET STILL AROUND CD (em, japan) 20.98usd/10.64gbp/14.28eur/2244jpy (approx)
*The album Still Around is the first record Rudy Smith made under his own name, and it is considered a classic and one of his best. In the long history of Pan music, both in Trinidad and internationally, this is one of the very few albums to feature Pan as the leading voice in a pure jazz setting. His group The Modern Sound Quintet played disco/reggae/jazz fusion, changing their name to The Modern Sound Corporation in the late 1970s. After extensive touring throughout Europe, they broke up in 1980. Rudy Smith moved to Denmark in 1983, where he decided to return to the music he loved, jazz & be-bop, forming the Rudy Smith Quartet. The group included Ole Mathiessen (piano), Niels Præstholm (bass) and a South African drummer, Gilbert Matthews. There is an international inspiration for the music on the 1984 album Still Around, featuring an Oriental element, mixed with a dash of European, as well as American jazz. Rudy Smith is referred to as the jazz king of steel pans, and in Denmark as the father of the steel pan.
DUBSTEP AND GRIME
SKYNET/PINCH- TIME ON EARTH/SWAMP 12” (argon, uk)
*restocked… The award-winning U.S. based dubstep label Argon have a ruck of killers up their sleeve this year. First up is Skynet's 'Time on Earth' backed with a massive Pinch remix. Skynet relishes his slo-mo sci-fi bass maneuvers while Pinch does one of his finest remix jobs on the flip with a riddim ready for dub war. This label can do no wrong at the moment.
RUSKO- ACTON DREAD 12” (dub police, uk)
*restocked… Rusko brings the vibes on his 2nd Dub Police outing. The most talked about producer of the moment returns for more dub wise dubstep. The first 'Acton Dread,' inspired by Rusko's London borough, kicks off with a summertime digi-dub bounce. Hypnotic flutes and wailing vocals give way to a pulsing sub bass, reggae shuffles and catchy themes, showcasing the dub-style production that's made Rusko a favorite of DJs like Skream and Radio 1's Rob Da Bank. Listen carefully for London underground announcements lurking in the background of the tune! Flipping over we see Rusko on remix duties for local boy Caspa. This tongue-in-cheek refix sees Rusko adding his trademark trance synths and bumpy sub bass to the lilting Japanese flute melodies, space age effects and jungle percussion. 'Would You Like To Play Your Flute?' A track that will be filling dancefloors for years to come.
RUSKO- SNES DUB 12” (dub police, uk)
*restocked… Jump Up. Dubstep for the discerning dancefloor. 'Dancefloor smasher 'Snes' holds the A side and drops heavy amid a flurry of Nintendo sounds and thumping dub bass. Super low subs and 8-bit arpegiators follow to create a sure-fire crowdpleaser that'l be rinsed again and again. Flip over for the 'Hornz cru', already a favourite with big-dub soundsystem boys 'irations steppas'. A xylophone and guitar intro gives way to rasping horns and low slung gully bass that will shake the foundations of any dancehall. The final track 'Trupowwa' brings the atmosphere. Wailing rasta's and pitchbend guitars build to a dark crescendo that will not disappoint with pumping distortion bass and firey lead guitar. Look out for Rusko's 'Dey Neva Know' doin the rounds on dubplate.
SOUTH3RN- MANGIONE TRIBE DUB 12” (lodubs, usa)
*We've been wanting to work with the mighty South3rn since practically prior to the label's inception, but as it is our policy not to bite off more than we could chew, we just kept the lips sealed. We waited for the right time and tunes, knowing there was genius down the chronological path a piece. 'La Rana' is the aesthetic antithesis of the 'Mangione Tribe Dub' which instead of the former's groundbreaking tribal affair is an otherwise unpredictable yet catchy number, laden with soulful Tubby-esque horns, very slight ska rhythm stabs, and a thick, articulate bass line that weaves the other elements into a bright, energetic work of soundsystem bliss.
SOLVENT- THINK LIKE US 12” (lodubs, usa)
*Solvent, a resident of Toronto, is a composer of music, who for anyone even remotely exposed to electronic music should need no introduction. Although commonly described as Electro, IDM, etc, the straight truth is that he creates some of the most evocative and memorable music within that spectrum. Over the course of a multitude of 12”s and three full lengths on the labels Suction, Morr Music, and Ghostly/Spectral, many a modern classic has emerged, from “Wish” & “For You”, to “Think Like us”, which itself was presented both on the LP Apples & Synthesizers, and was released on a separate 12” featuring remixes by Alter Ego & Ectomorph. From this, the seed was planted.
BUG FEAT. WARRIOR QUEEN- POISON DART VOL.1 12” (ninja tune, uk) 14.98usd/7.59gbp/10.20eur/1602jpy (approx)
*Poison Dart is the third single from The Bug’s (a.k.a. Kevin Martin) forthcoming album on Ninja Tune Records, following the big singles “Jah War” and “Skeng”. The Bug teams up with Warrior Queen, a longtime collaborator whom he introduced to UK audiences with Aktion Pak on Aphex Twin's Rephlex records, after connecting with her via MC Wayne Lonesome. Fresh from remixing Ghislain Poirier and Thom Yorke (at Yorke's request, who happens to be a fan), Bug has received much praise from such varied mavericks as Massive Attack, Aphex Twin, Kid 606, Andy Weatherall, and Pole, to name just a few. Part one is packaged in an amazing looking yellow PVC sleeve.
BUG FEAT. WARRIOR QUEEN- POISON DART VOL.2 12” (ninja tune, uk) 14.98usd/7.59gbp/10.20eur/1602jpy (approx)
*Number two includes “Stampin” with Bug's ongoing lyrical partner Roll Deep, and mic assassin Flowdan getting totally homicidal on “Poison.” Both worked together on the “Jah War” and “Skeng” singles. Part two is packaged in a black PVC sleeve.
HOUSE, TECHNO AND DISCO
JEFF MILLS- LIFELIKE: AXIS COMPILATION 12” (axis, usa)
*Tracklisting: A1. Condor to Mallorca A2. Global Factor B1. Detached B2. Black Avenger… Guaranteed floor burning techno!!!
JEFF MILLS- METROPOLIS 12” (axis, usa)
*Inspired by Fritz Lang's 1926 motion picture Metropolis. Jeff Mills tackles the task of imaging and soundtracking the timeless theories and visions of this wonderful story. 7 track 12" ep.
JEFF MILLS- EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY VOL.3 2X12” (axis, usa)
*In time, all wrongdoings are eligible for correction. Even in the eye of a storm, we must endure the invalid as a objective fragment in the existence of mankind. Effortlessly, time passes over and onto, without you and without us. On it, we mark the acceptance of the new with the chance to begin again and give away the hand of the past, free of inadmissibles. Those who are punctual are thieves of time. Robbing from reserves of time that have been designated for nothing. In time, time tells truths or at least the truths you've been waiting for. Time is the oldest living thing we own. Its rate of speed is constant and in all, infinite. Some never have enough time, which are those people that are quick to recognize those who waste it. Is time or is it not? It has been said that seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, decades and centuries are just about all the average human can imagine and plan for. Millsart believes not. All that is needed to calculate is that 'one of these days is none of these days'. Now that you've read this, please be advised that Every Dog Has Its Day. --Millsart
JEFF MILLS- EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY VOL.4 2X12” (axis, usa)
*Special 180g vinyl in aqua blue jacket. 3000 copies only. Every Dog Has Its Day Vol. 4 is produced, mixed, and edited by Millsart exclusively for Axis Records USA.
JEFF MILLS- SUSPENSE 12” (axis, usa)
*re-issue of jeff mills classic from 1994 originally on tresor records b/w unreleased track. killer!!!
ELEKTRABEL- TREFA 12” (axis/6277, usa)
*fast paced, furturistic, Jeff Mills alike sounding tracks… heavy!!!
GEL ABRIL- VERY WRONG 12” (be as one, isreal)
*Gel Abril is making a name for himself in all things freaky and twisted. Chosen by Israel talent Shlomi Aber as his official remixer for his latest ovum best-selling release, Gel produced this new single especially for Shlomi's imprint Be As One. Gel brings us into a twisted atmosphere with 'Very Wrong,' an amazing track with an obscure, relentless bass line sustaining a tripped-out melody line; an astounding piece of tech-house at its best, already destined to be one of the anthems of this summer 2007. On the flip-side, Cocoon rising star Chaim gives a different twist to the tune, bringing it into techno territories and pumping grooves. After the collaboration with his Israeli compatriot Guy Gerber and his hit 'Genesis' on Cocoon, we have no doubt about the quality of the products coming from Chaim's studio. Completing the B-side is Patrick Zigon, another rising talent whose portfolio already features releases on labels such as Cocoon, Traum, Trapez, Missive and others. Patrick's mix delivers a perfect German interpretation of the original and keeps the legs shaking with the melody line, smartly adapted to a more minimal groove. A perfect closer for this release that tries to appeal to many different tastes, from the-tech house lovers to the more minimal/techno-oriented DJs.
LES RITA MITSOUKO- VARIETY REMIXES 12” (because, france)
*Les Rita Mitsouko get lifted! On the A-side, Kap Bambino (duo formed by south of France-based Orion Bouvier and Caroline Martial) add to the catchy pop song 'Ding Dang Dong' some incisive rhythms, defying classification. On the flip, Daniel Wang (Balihu/Environ) on the remix duty (for the song 'So Called Friend') focuses on melody and texture rather than trendy production techniques or uninspired samples. His remix as always strongly echoes disco from the 1970s and '80s, Mr. Wang's modern touches added. An instrumental version of his remix is included too, for those who think French lyrics cannot fit dancefloors. This is a nice & worth-the-money package, much more than just a LTD700 collector!(?)
SYD MATTERS- EVERYTHING ELSE 10” (because, france)
*The Parisian Jonathan Morali, alias Syd Matters, came from nowhere to make a big impression with his first two spellbinding albums. Syd has since won over both critics and the general public. Syd experiences a strange sense of joy, feels incredibly present and at the same time as if he were floating. Since the very beginning, what has been so astonishing is the artistry of his songwriting, his airy, dream-like, dense style, and his unique touch that you recognize immediately. Putting it differently, we could say Syd Matters belongs to a European middle class in decline, and this would explain why he is so melancholic. But he is also part of an active minority that has chosen to distance itself from society's greedy, empty show. A minority that prefers the desire of abstinence to forced orgasms. This is Syd Matters' path to a bright future -- and it starts right here.
SANTONIO- PHANTOM OF TECHNO 12” (cyren, usa)
*four raw tracks from Cyren records producer Santonio. These tracks are a flashback to the days of minimal rhythms when it was about the groove and the dance, not the floss and the shine. mixed by santonio, D. Evans, and Dj Phathom.
DJ PHATTS- KATRINA 12” (cyren, usa)
*Another 12ep from Cyren Records featuring 4 raw tracks from the underground. All tracks produced by Santonio along with DJ Phatts and DJ Manual.
SYCLOPS- WHERE’S JASON’S K? 12” (dfa, usa)
*dfa records is proud to unveil the debut album from the trio syclops-- featuring sven kortehisto on keyboards and electronics, hanna sarkari on bass, keyboards and electronics and jukka kantonen on drums, percussion and drum programming. This was produced by Maurice Fulton.
On the first 12-inch single from the album, we are exposed to the full and raw bluntness of this northern power trio. On the A-side is a teaser called "Where's Jason's K" from the forthcoming album-- it's a deep, dark electro anthem for 2008 that is sure to ignite dance floors. We do not know who Jason is or where he misplaced his K; we are just grateful he inspired this tune. The B-side features an exclusive non-album track, "Monkeypuss"--an early-afternoon pre-sauna jam session full of funky, spiraling bass lines and dirty, hard-edged vibes.
Syclops debuted in 2001 on BubbleTease Records. In 2006, the trio played most of the instruments on Maurice Fulton's remix of Hot Chip's "Over & Over."
The trio also played on the Kathy Diamond album Miss Diamond To You. The upcoming Syclops album I Got My Eye On You reveals the full shamanic like magic of the trio-- a mixture of dark intensity and subtle crafted musicianship. Pressed to comment, Jukka left us with a final thought-- "We don't like to talk much; even when we are together, we are often silent and communicate by doing things like making food, or chopping wood, or hanging out together in our sauna. I guess we are trying to say things in our music, but the fact remains--our music says more than we ever could in person."
MISGUIDED- TRAVELLING DOWN 12” (emphasis, usa)
*Experimenting with darker tones, this EP shows another facet of Tang's production skills with edgier effects, atmospheric chord progressions, rhythmic delays, and a minimal techish viola sound.
TANG- NIGHTFALL 12” (emphasis, usa)
*The single that never fully received a proper introduction, nor distribution (very few copies have gotten out), the "Nightfall EP" further demonstrates Tang's exploration of Chicago house with a dash of Detroit techno sensibility.
A-TRAK- DIRTY SOUTH DANCE 12” (fool’s gold, usa)
*restocked… unmixed, dj-friendly cuts from the acclaimed Obey mixtape.
SAMMY BANANAS- HIGH TOP FADES 12” (fool’s gold, usa)
*restocked… a limited-edition collection of '90s dance remixes by the certified bananas dj. a pajama jammy jam!
FIX & M.I.A- DILIGENT TARGET UNTRACEABLE 12” (ignitor, usa)
*Orlando Voorn is back! His debut record through Submerge ignites the dance floor. "Diligent” has the same soulful techno edge that graced Orlando’s crowning moment ‘Flash’ (KMS), a bubbling Detroit winner with synths that flow and change across the shuffle, an arpeggiated line that retains an emotive vibe while the ethereal strings float wonderfully under the beat. Flip over for ‘Target Untraceable’ (co-produced by UR member M.I.A.) which heads off with repetetive organ stabs and building beats that lead to an electroid shuffle with clear sounding synths, a mighty way to kick off a new label in that truest Detroit fashion.
TANK- BITE BEFORE YOU BARK 12” (ignitor, usa)
*Orlando's third release on his Ignitor imprint features one of the standout tracks of Dj 3000's Electric Soul mix and takes electro into 2004… Essential release!!
ORLANDO VOORN- BASIC BASTARD VOL.1 12” (ignitor, usa)
*The first Basic Bastard installment re-surfaced from the archives takes you for a soul seductive trip to Detroit : emotive, evolving vibes complete with submerged beats that draw you in bit by bit. Clean production styles from this Dutch master, giving his Motor city counterparts a run for their money.
ORLANDO VOORN- BASIC BASTARD VOL.4 12” (ignitor, usa)
*Basic Bastard Volume 4 takes us back to a 1994 collaboration with Blake Baxter. ‘Love Break’ is an underground, deep, tech-house smash. Blake talks about slowing down his love relationship with his girl as the chorus sings "let's take a love break, for love's sake" B-side tracks, ‘Smooth’ and ‘Subsurround’ are instrumental escapades with Voorn using effects and layers of sound for solid dancefloor jackin’.
ORLANDO VOORN- BASIC BASTARD VOL.5 12” (ignitor, usa)
*Basic Bastard Volume 5 has never been released and is finally available through Submerge! Side A ‘Mind Games’ is a sweaty Chicago-influenced jam, with jazzy keys and bass that keep the floor moving. Side B, The Funk part one and part two, continues Voorn's P-Funk influence with a hybrid techno house production. The EP is the first of upcoming unreleased material on Ignitor's archives series.
ORLANDO VOORN- KEEP HOUSE UNDAGROUND 12” (ignitor, usa)
*Previously released on Touché in 1995. Agressive jackin beats, dark synths and persistent vocals telling us to 'keep house undaground' and 'free your mind and your ass will follow'. One for the middle of the night!!!
ORLANDO VOORN- FORMAT #2 12” (ignitor, usa)
*Format #2 comes from a very succesfull series of 12"s on the former E.S.P imprint from Holland. The A side contains the Todd Terry like 'Damn Right' with funky drums, samples, all in tune with the music. Orlando has a great ear for tonation no matter what he produces. On track A2, 'Dance' it's programming is a song structure. Well balanced and strong content. The B side will satisfy any Detroit Techno lover with its off strings and Herbie Hancock approach.
ORLANDO VOORN- PACO DI BANGO'S WORLD 12” (ignitor, usa)
*Originally released on Urban Sound of Amsterdam label and now available exclusively through Submerge, this 12" was made as a protest against boring house/techno in 1998. Funky grooves and tribal drums by the Dutch track master Orlando Voorn. 'Paco DiBango' is dissapointed and wants to bang his head.
ORLANDO VOORN- UNDERWATER 12” (ignitor, usa)
*2 tracks from the Dutch/Detroit master. Underwater is a journey that Voorn takes you on through his mind. 'Evil Lurks' is a classic cut from Voorn, synth strings layered through the track with his trademark dark stabs. both tracks unreleased from 1998.
BOBMO- TO THE BOBMOBILE REMIX 10” (institubes, france)
*We put out Let's Go Bobmo! a couple of months ago, Bobmo's début 12". Went over really well. The kid is touring, playing everywhere, getting thrown out of Berlin clubs for lewd behavior, remixing Jape and Scenario Rock -- good times. One track of the single stood out and got lots of plays: 'To the Bobmobile.' And lo and behold we received a great remix from our friends Kazey & Bulldog. This is what we had to say on the original Bobmobile: 'The track will appeal to the kidult lurking behind your polished techno connoisseur facade. Drums pumping and shuffling, a cute two-note organ riff, filters opening and closing spasmodically, vocal stabs heckling and cackling, climaxing at some point into a little percussive solo, like a sugar-addled kid breaking into a tap dance routine in the middle of his bar mitzvah.' The new remix brings to the fore the Baltimore components of the original. Parisians Kazey & Bulldog took Bobmo's version of Baltimore club and brought it closer to fancy footwork-worthy reality.
GLASS CANDY- MISS BROADWAY 12” (Italians do it better, usa)
*restocked… Originally recorded by Euro-disco legends Belle Epoque, “Miss Broadway” is a legendary baeleric disco song. Known for the epic string arrangements and insane vocal range--the band does it justice. ida already has one of the strongest voices around, and it shows when she hits the high notes. johnny also recorded the track in his studio and the label flew in a string section to make this as authentic and awesome as possible. Features main, instrumental, and synth/drum mix versions.
CHROMATICS- IN THE CITY 12” (Italians do it better, usa)
*restocked… chromatics draft in new vocalist ruth radelet for this ‘70s opus of Chicago Nosferatu disco. A stabby little cardiac-monitor bleep darts back and forth through the shimmering strings and swathes of gold and silver. Chromatics cast themselves as afro-ed divas gliding through the city in a gleaming Back To The Future Delorean, but we’re only seeing this in the dazzling reflective sheen from their aviator shades as the vroom off into 2012 AD leaving flaming tire marks, because, as DoClub kid Dan says, this is the sound of the future.”--20jazzfunkgreats blog. Features vocal and instrumental versions of “In The City,” along with a B-side cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire.”
THE SUN GOD- SCENE 1 7” (jack fm, usa)
*The Sun God is Jamal Moss, AKA Hieroglyphic Being, owner of Jack FM and the Mathematics label. This is the first part of his highly collectable 7" series of stripped down minimal techno!!!
THE SUN GOD- SCENE 2 (TAKES 1 & 2) 7” (jack fm, usa)
*The Sun God is Jamal Moss, AKA Hieroglyphic Being, is the owner and operator of Jack FM, and the Mathematics label. He appears under the name The Sun God on Strictly Rhythm, Eargasmic Recordings, Frantic Flowers, Zomba Records, and Muzique, and appears under the name Hieroglyphic Being on Mathematics Recordings, 6277, Spectral Sound, Klang Elektronik, and International Deejay Gigolo Records. Limited 500 copies white viyl 7" of minimal Detroit techno grooves.
THE SUN GOD- SCENE 3 (TAKES 1) 7” (jack fm, usa)
*The Sun God is Jamal Moss, AKA Hieroglyphic Being, owner of Jack FM and the Mathematics label. This is the third part of his highly collectable 7" series of stripped down minimal techno!
THE SUN GOD- SCENE 5 12” (jack fm, usa)
*restocked… Jamal Moss’ Jack FM series makes the transition to 12" wax, on which the man himself serves up two kickin minimal techno gems with that cool Chicago twist.
PARTIAL ARTS- TELESCOPE 12” (kompakt, germany)
*Partial Arts -Ewan Pearson, Alastair Usher- present Telescope, which could easily be tagged as Krautdisco. It's hymnal, epic, slightly psychedelic, bacchanal and hovers gently over the dancefloor. The notorious thump comes via the deft hands of Vito Roccoforte who normally works in The Rapture's shooting gallery. Pearson says of Radioslave's remix: "..it's hands down the darkest, scariest, most out, avant, abstract, least commercial thing he's done in years." 13 minutes of drums, fx and weirdness.
ARMANDO- DON'T TAKE IT 12” (let’s pet puppies, usa)
*restocked… From the lost archives of Head Studios comes a long-forgotten and previously unheard acid opus from Head Studios friend and Chicago legend Armando Gallop. An improvised, one-take afterparty session from 1988, featuring quite the ever-relevant public service message from Sharvette (using the adjacent bathroom as a makeshift vocal booth, sitting on the toilet lid). Sublime relic of Armando's unparalleled agility in acid production from the developmental cradle of his signature (and oft imitated) avant-garde style. Flipped with an unbelievable extended instrumental re-rub from Johnny Fiasco himself, currently in heavy rotation with Chicago's drinking elite.
MARCUS MIXX- T.A.P 12” (let’s pet puppies, usa)
*restocked… Two resuscitated monsters from the Mixxer that may sound familiar to a few of my biggest record nerds (snort snort)......about as twisted as Chicago gets and originally recorded in 1987! Although these barely surfaced on a tiny local pressing, they still managed to have heavy influence on an entirely new breed of emerging Chicago producers (Ron Trent/Rush/Gemini etc). Once again Johnny "The Ears" Fiasco has blessed us with some superb pre-mastering work, off to the plant this week! Better spread on red....
MINISTRY- THE MISSING 12” (mathematics, usa)
*in stock for real this time!!! limited edition single sided 12″ pays tribute to chicago industrial legends ministry. an extended version of “the missing” -originally on “the land of rape and honey"- and “the angel” -from “twitch"- appear here for the first time ever on 12″. killer!!!
G FLAME & MR G- GIVE 'N' TAKE 12” (moods and grooves, usa)
*essential detroit deep house grooves… A1. Swing Crewz II; A2. G's D Sound Dub; B1. Pulsez.
V/A- SOUL: OFTEN IMITATED, NEVER DUPLICATED 12” (moods and grooves, usa)
*previousely unreleased, killer uptown deep house tracks…A1. Brian Harden - Nubian Shuffle; A2. Mike Grant - Late Night; B1. Alton Miller - First Light; B2. Brett Dancer - Delayed Reaction
DRIVETRAIN- BONNE SOIRÉE 12” (moods and grooves, usa)
*the uptown house groovers continue, more for the armani set than the american apparel crowd… A1. Moondance; A2. Acid Love Pt. 2; B1. Bye Bye; B2. Eternal Treasure
MR. G- THE TOLERANCE 12” (moods and grooves, usa)
*the uptown house groovers continue… A1. G's Feelinz; B1. Life (One Dark Late Saturday).
JOHN CONSEMULDER- REWIND TO START REMIXES 12” (moods and grooves, usa)
*the uptown house groovers continue… A. John Tejada remix; B. Pirahna Head alternate remix.
GENE HUNT- INSPIRE REMIXES 12” (moods and grooves, usa)
*the uptown house groovers continue… Jazzy GU remix & stripped-down Chicago remix by Abicah Soul.
GLENN UNDERGROUND- BACK TO THE BASIC PT.1 12” (moods and grooves, usa)
*the deep house movers keep on coming… Smooth driving jazzy deep Chicago house grooves.
DJ 3000- SHQIPE 12” (motech, usa)
*There is little to be gained from the future without first looking into our past. The Shqipe EP is an exploration of sounds and concepts that appear foreign to the western world. Using the sound of the Lahuta, an instrument similar to the violin, DJ 3000 produced Shqipe.
DJ DEX- EL CAMINO 12” (motech, usa)
* DJ Dex’s first forray into the world of Motech brings us the “El Camino” EP. Take the sights and sounds of a late summer night in any barrio and infuse the signature Motech Electric Soul and you will get the feel of “El Camino.”
AMPLIFIED PEOPLE- CANNON JACK 12” (od, france)
*French artist based in Paris. This prolific musician gets noticed by the OD Records label that has produced his second EP in 2006. Mixing in all his production influences from the '80s, '90s and 2000s through cheap but stylish synth sounds, melodies that underlie a certain sense of tragedy and his own gimmicks, he builds tracks socked in old school house, minimal and electro-pop that immerse us in a cold, sensitive and personal ambiance.
TITTSWORTH & AYRES- OLD BAY SEASONING 12” (old bay, usa)
*restocked… It's a posse affair here, as Tittsworth, DJ Ayres, Nick Catchdubs and Jinxx and Kenny B turn in heavy Baltimore business, including mixes of Pitbull, The Four Tops, Curtis Mayfield's "Move On Up,". The biggest hitters here though are Nick and Ayres devastating rework of E-40's "Tell Me When To Go." and Tittsworth's genre classic "Bojangles". Plus a load of Baltimore bonus beats aswell! --phonica
TITTSWORTH & AYRES- ULTIMATE T & A 12” (t&a, usa)
*restocked… Ultimate T&A is chock full of Baltimore Club tracks for the dancefloor, with a common theme: all the tunes remix funk and soul hits from the 1970s! Ayres & Tittsworth enlisted an all-star cast of producers on this one: A-Trak, Kanye West’s DJ and accomplished beatmaker in his own right; DJ Taj aka Bamabounce, fresh off his own solo EP on T&A ; and DJ Eli, whose production credits span from Fondle ‘Em Records in the 90s to current work with Diplo, Pase Rock, Amanda Blank and secret stuff we can’t reveal just yet. Mike Davis (Burlesque Design) flipped the Ultimate Beats & Breaks octopus and logo on the label, tying it all together from the Bronx breakbeats to the Baltimore bangers, and we have another T&A classic! --phonica
JEFF MILLS- FORCE UNIVERSELLE 12” (purposemaker, usa)
*Classic mills minimalist mayhem… essential!!!
JEFF MILLS FEAT. ANNA F- IF/TANGO 12” (purposemaker, usa)
*deeper, driving Detroit techno with solid female vocals.
SEBASTIEN TELLIER- SEXUAL SPORTSWEAR 12” (record makers, uk)
*New 12'' from the man behind 'La Ritournelle.' Taken from the album Sexuality, it is produced by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk fame, as is the rest of the album. It also features a smashing Sebastian remix, of Ed Banger fame. 'Sexual Sportswear' is Tellier's musical statement for love-making: simple, emotional, hypnotic.
DJ BONE- UNLEASHED 12” (subject detroit, usa)
*Released in 1998 the unleashed ep was the first installment on dj bone’s subject detroit label. no producer name was placed on this release to prove that a good record could still sell based on the music it contained and not just the “high profile name” usually attached to it.
DJ BONE- R.I.D.E. 12” (subject detroit, usa)
*Juan Atkins style techno & hard hitting classic Detroit, a Must for all detroit fan! dedicated to J. Stinson. Rest In Drexciyan Eternity.
DJ BONE- SHIP LIFE 12” (subject detroit, usa)
*four songs echoing the anger, frustration and brutality of slaves during their captivity and voyage into slavery. Water Slaves makes you experience a slave’s angst while drowning. Mutiny represents aggression and The Hold shows unity under duress.
DJ BONE- PHYSICS 12” (subject detroit, usa)
*This release displays how the laws of physics are not symmetrical between left and right, future and past, and between matter and time.
JUAN ATKINS- REBOUND 12” (subject detroit, usa)
*three bumpin’ tracks by Juan “the Godfather” Atkins representing true detroit electronic soul. Future and past come together for this timeless record.
DJ LHOIE- SONIC ASSAULT 12” (subject detroit, usa)
*dj lhoie, son of a renowned pacific island musician, hails straight from the philippines with some innovative electric soul. neutralize hints at detroit while steering straight into the future. jekyll & hyde and sublimental are amazingly funky and innovative.
DJ BONE- BODY BAGS 12” (subject detroit, usa)
*dj bone unleashes an auditory strike on the dance floor. body bags, dark days and the city are relentless, each representing 3 unique aspects of everyday life growing up in Detroit. Infectious rhythms and energy make this release a standout.
DJ BONE- BRAZALIEN 12” (subject detroit, usa)
*dj bone believes that outer space became inner space centuries ago and like many species we must learn to adapt to ensure longevity. Modern Melodies conjures-up the spirit of detroit to assist with an update of the sound. brazalien celebrates yin and yang, dark and light, good and evil, like an alien carnival.
AARON CARL- TEARS 12” (subject detroit, usa)
*Aaron Carl brings a future classic to Subject Detroit. A truly unique release, Tears straddles the line between House and Detroit Hi-tech Funk. Tears and Tears pt. 2 delve deep into the soul making you feel the music with dark grooves, amazing strings and a tough bass line. We can’t call it Beatdown House or Techno….it’s just Detroit.
STEPHEN BROWN- SUBJECT SCOTLAND 12” (subject detroit, usa)
*The Subject Detroit Global series kicks-off with this funky & melodic EP from Stephen Brown. Stephen is a native of Scotland but was heavily influenced by Northern Soul and Detroit Techno. His sound is true and soulful.
DJ BONE- STRUGGLE (THE INTRICACIES OF SIMPLICITY) 12” (subject detroit, usa)
*dj bone brings to life thru music the struggles he faces and must overcome on a daily basis: haters, jealousy, racism and classism are but a few. being 100% independent is the key. struggle is stripped down electronic funk on a most intricate level. listen closely.
DJ BONE FEAT. ALECKXIS JAINA AKA THE FUTURE- BRIDGE THE GAP 12” (subject detroit, usa)
*Produced by DJ Bone feat. Aleckxis (AKA The Future). Bone teaches the legacy of Detroit’s skills, music and DJing to this new 9 year old talent. Platform 9 _ and Break it Down feature The Future’s vocal snippets whish she recorded and edited herself. Revival gives us hope with children’s vocals in the background.
GENE HUNT- THE FORMULA 12” (track mode, usa)
*more essential deep house tracks from gene hunt, this time on the excellent track mode imprint.
DJ POPE- TRACKS FROM THE VATICAN IV 12” (track mode, usa)
*Baltimore's DJ Pope makes his Track Mode debut. another Latin-tinged winner, deep and lush, with plenty of great chords to go along with a rich bassline backing before some sultry Latin vocals join the party… Nice. -clone/nl
ALTON MILLER- NU FORMS 12” (track mode, usa)
*This three track ep sets a whole new level of excellence for Mr.Miller. His new formula is a crowd pleaser with tight beats and the crispest sounds around. The man is in vibey track mode once more! A must have for Detroit house fans. -clone/nl
CHAPLIN BAND/NAMI SHIMADA- IL VELIERO/SUN SHOWER 12” (white label, usa) 9.98usd/5.07gbp/6.74eur/1065jpy (approx)
*Two previous white labels have now been combined with 1 track from each - the Italo disco classics "Il Veliero" is very much in demand and included in its full version here. On the flip is the classic Larry levan mix of Nami Shimada's "Sun Shower" recently repressed by Clone but now all gone!
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