NEW ARRIVALS AND RESTOCKS THURSDAY, JULY 3
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yes, if you are keeping track, the update is early this week and that, of course, is because of independence day falling on friday and as a result, tequila sunrise records will be closed tomorrow, july 4. but have no fear, thursday and weekend hours apply, so you can still stock up on some killer summertime sounds suitable for any bbq, lawn party, beach soirée or stoop sit… don’t miss the picks of the week (all killer) and if i had to distill a very rich update down even more and highlight just one title it would have to be the SIR VICTOR UWAIFO cd on soundway. totally amazing it be. but, by no means should you overlook the other amazing new arrivals and restocks: windy weber lp, buffalo cd’s, gilberto gil and milton nascimento reissues, as well as some choice soft rock and dance titles… so much fun, so much fun… don’t miss 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.
PICK (S) OF THE WEEK
BASIC CHANNEL- BASIC CHANNEL 2 CD (basic channel, germany)
*The first cd compilation of Basic Channel releases from 1995 became one of the quintessential electronic music compilations of all time. Now, in a total surprise move, a companion cd, Basic Channel 2, has been released -- featuring full-length versions of six of the label's landmark club tracks released on vinyl between 1993 and 1995. From today's perspective, you can see and hear much of the later Rhythm & Sound style, with its echo-heavy atmospheric density, already laid out to perfection here. Basic Channel is the minimal techno production team and record label, composed of Moritz Von Oswald and Mark Ernestus, that originated in Berlin, Germany in 1993. They released a classic series of 9 iconic 12" records in the mid-'90s, and this cd compilation of material is taken from those 12"s. Featured here, on cd for the first time, are some of the most legendary electronic music tracks of all time: "Enforcement," "Phylyps Trak," "Inversion," "Octagon," "Octaedre," and "Phylyps Trak II/II." Stylistically, Basic Channel creates their own sub-genre of Detroit techno; slowly developing pulsations and abstractions with a heavy emphasis on post-dub processed crackles, blips and hiss -- the word "seminal" was invented for moments just like this.
LA DÜSSELDORF- SILVER CLOUD/LA DÜSSELDORF 7" (bureau b, germany)
*Exact, officially licensed repro of the band's first 7", originally issued on the German Nova/Teldec label; packaged in full color cardboard sleeve. La Düsseldorf was the German project founded in 1974 by Klaus Dinger, former member of Kraftwerk and Neu!. The band was completed by a series of musicians, including Nikolaus van Rhein Thomas Dinger, Hans Lampe from Neu!, Harald Konietzko, and Andreas Schell. The band's debut album La Düsseldorf was released in 1976 and it included the funk track "Silver Cloud".
LA DÜSSELDORF- RHEINITA/VIVA 7" (bureau b, germany)
*Exact, officially licensed repro of La Düsseldorf's second 7", originally issued on the German Nova/Teldec label; packaged in a full color cardboard sleeve. German Kraut rock legend La Düsseldorf was founded in 1974 by drummer, guitarist, and singer Klaus Dinger, former member of Kraftwerk and Neu!. Both tracks from their second album Viva, originally released in 1978 on Teldec Records, produced by Conny Plank.
SIR VICTOR UWAIFO- GUITAR BOY SUPERSTAR 1970-76 CD (soundway, uk)
*Guitar-Boy Superstar is the first survey of the long career of the legendary Nigerian musician, artist and poet Victor Uwaifo, one of Nigeria's greatest stars -- a long-overdue release that puts Victor Uwaifo next to other Nigerian greats better known in the West. Victor Uwaifo's mission to spread and preserve the cultural heritage of ancient Benin (Modern day Edo State, Nigeria) has seen him work as a commissioner for cultural affairs in his native Edo State, a University lecturer, acclaimed bronze sculptor and poet as well as a highly successful musician. He has been awarded Nigeria's highest cultural tribute -- the order of the Niger, and continues to teach and work today with an energy that has not abated for nearly fifty years. Cutting his musical teeth with Victor Olaiya ("the evil genius of highlife") in the early '60s, he went on to form his own band The Melody Maestros, producing Nigeria's biggest-ever selling record with Joromi in 1965, for which he was awarded Africa's first gold disc. He has continued to produce some of the most popular and engaging music in Nigeria ever since. This album focuses on his early 1970s musical output. Uwaifo invented a unique style of highlife music that he called ekassa -- based on ancient rhythms and fused with modern highlife instrumentation and just a dash of rock and soul.
HARD ROCK AND PSYCHEDELIC
BUFFALO- DEAD FOREVER... CD (aztec music, australia)
*shop favorite restocked… Dead Forever..., the legendary 1972 debut by Buffalo, was the first to be released outside the UK on the prestigious Vertigo label. It remains one of the first truly sinister albums from an Aussie band of the day. Highlights of this collection of heavy psychedelic blues included covers of Free's 'I'm a Mover' and the Blues Images' 'Pay My Dues', plus the band-penned tracks 'Leader', 'Suzie Sunshine', 'Bean Stew' and the melancholy, atmospheric ballad 'Forest Rain'. The album's centrepiece is the awe-inspiring title track; 'Dead Forever' -- its dense, heavy riffing, multi-tracked solos, throbbing basslines, rasping vocals and a weird echoed sound to the drums created the 'definitive' Buffalo sound that would be fully unleashed on their subsequent classics Volcanic Rock and Only Want You For Your Body. The line-up for this album was: Dave Tice (vocals - later vocalist for UK R&B band The Count Bishops), Alan Milano (vocals), Paul Babli (drums), Peter Wells (bass - later guitarist for Rose Tattoo) and John Baxter (guitar). The 3rd. release in Aztec Music's reissue of all 5 Buffalo titles, Dead Forever... features 5 bonus tracks (2 by pre Buffalo band Head), new digital remaster, 24 page booklet with rare photos and liner notes by Ian McFarlane -- packaged in a 6 panel digi-pak.
BUFFALO- VOLCANIC ROCK CD (aztec music, australia)
*shop favorite restocked… One of the great lost classic Australian lp's from the 1970's is Buffalo's 2nd. lp: Volcanic Rock -- one of the band's greatest records and essentially the first stoner rock album ever issued in Australia. The importance of Volcanic Rock can never be underestimated. This is the album that established the band's reputation for dispensing uncompromising heavy psych rock of monumental proportions; this is the album that continues to enthral aficionados of the genre the world over. It was this LP that established the classic line-up of: vocalist Dave Tice (who later joined UK R&B band The Count Bishops), guitarist John Baxter, bass player Pete Wells (who later switched to slide guitar in another legendary Aussie band: Rose Tattoo), and drummer Jimmy Economou. Aztec Music will be reissuing all 5 Buffalo Dead Forever, Volcanic Rock, Only Want You For Your Body, Mother's Choice and Average Rock N' Roller. Each release will be a deluxe version: newly remastered from the original master tapes with rare bonus tracks. They will be packaged in a 6-panel digi-pak with 24 page booklets -- liner notes by Ian McFarlane, rare photos and recent interviews with key band members. Please note: there have been several unauthorised Buffalo CD's released over the past 10 years -- Aztec Music's reissues of will be the first ones that are both fully licensed, and done with the full co-operation of the band themselves -- look for the AVSCD catalogue number & Aztec Music logo. The bonus tracks on Volcanic Rock are the mono single version of 'Sunrise (come my way),' and a live version of 'Shylock' from 1973.
BUFFALO- ONLY WANT YOU FOR YOUR BODY CD (aztec music, australia)
*shop favorite restocked… Buffalo's third album: Only Want You For Your Body, the last with the classic line-up of Dave Tice (Count Bishops), John Baxter, Pete Wells (Rose Tattoo) and Jimmy Economou, was released in 1974. The album sits comfortably next to Volcanic Rock as one of the most outrageously heavy and ground-breaking stoner rock albums ever released in Australia. With 6 further Tice/Baxter classics, including 'I'm A Skirt Lifter, Not A Shirt Raiser' and 'Kings Cross Ladies', the album cemented Buffalo's reputation as Australia's premier hard rock band.
BUFFALO- MOTHER'S CHOICE CD (aztec music, australia)
*The final 2 Buffalo albums have long been unjustly underrated when compared to the 1,2,3 punch of Dead Forever..., Volcanic Rock and Only Want You For Your Body. Management's decision to sack 'uncontrollable' original guitarist John Baxter and pursue a more commercial direction was also borne of the frustration of the constant grind of the road, declining record sales and no support from radio or TV. It was probably a mistake; Buffalo never really recovered from the change in dynamic, and the next 2 years saw a revolving door of replacement guitarists. However, to write this period off is also a mistake. Both albums contain terrific tracks that can sit proudly amongst any of Buffalo's earlier classics. Mother's Choice: The band wanted to call the album Songs For The Frustrated Housewife or Thieves, Punks, Rip-Offs & Liars but were overruled by their record company. Norm Roue (Band Of Light) joined as a second guitarist, but before the twin guitars of Roue and John Baxter could gel, Baxter was ousted and replaced by Karl Taylor. The band's sound changed immediately, with a more predominant rock 'n' roll edge, songs like their cover of the Chuck Berry classic 'Little Queenie' and 'Lucky' were perfect vehicles for Roue's boisterous slide and the southern rock-like 'Taste It Don't Waste It' was positively funky! Unfortunately, before Buffalo could build on the momentum of their new direction, Roue left and was followed soon after by Taylor. New guitarist Chris Turner joins before the album is released. Both titles are presented in 6 panel digi-paks with 20-page booklets filled with rare photos & liner notes by Ian McFarlane. They have been digitally remastered, and each release has 2 bonus tracks.
BUFFALO- AVERAGE ROCK 'N' ROLLER CD (aztec music, australia)
*'My brief from the management was to sort 'em out and make a commercial record,' Chris Turner declares. The first thing the band did was to record 'Rollin'' and 'Hotel Ladies' as a single. The A-side in particular was an enticing effort, a loping slice of country-soul replete with Tice's heavily echoed vocals, a sing-a-long chorus, hand-claps and female backing vocals: perfectly suited for radio airplay. There are no two ways about it, Buffalo was a commercial entity by then yet the radio networks still refused to give their singles a spin! 'Hotel Ladies' on the flip side, with its slow-burning build up and rousing, guitar-heavy climax, held promise for an interesting album to come. Colin Stead joins as second guitarist, but leaves midway through his first tour. Pete Wells, frustrated by the new direction, leaves to form Rose Tattoo and is replaced by Ross Sims. Soon after, Buffalo break up -- a sad end to one of Australia's greatest-ever bands, but one whose legend has grown over the years. Finally, with the release of these 2 titles, all 5 studio albums have now been reissued in deluxe versions by Aztec Music.
WINDY WEBER- I HATE PEOPLE LP (kenedik, usa)
*restocked… Beautifully colored splatter vinyl featuring a completely different mix & with a shorter length on each song so as to provide the best sound quality. Cover art features a wonderful selection of photos by Christy Romanick and Windy's passport photo from 1987 -- showing a very angry, young, punk rock beginning to this musician's career. Limited to 500 copies! Windy Weber, known for being half of the ambient drone duo Windy & Carl, has recorded a solo album. It is quite different from what you may be thinking -- it has none of the soothing characteristics you may be expecting & instead is full of heavy & brooding music. It's comprised of two tracks -- 'Sirens,' coming in at 24 minutes, is instrumental & is filled with the sound of guitars crying, rising & falling like waves crashing on the rocks. 'Sirens' is ominous and haunting. It is not music to sleep to, but instead could make you tense & anxious. The second track is 'Destroyed.' It is 32 minutes long, and comprised of 3 suites. The first being layers of vocals, woven together to make a chorus of breathing & breathlessness, layers to make you feel as if you may be drowning in the sea, whether that sea be the ocean, or the sea of life, the day to day world in which you must deal. The second suite becomes noisy, agitated, rumbling & distorted guitars, bass & feedback, and makes you sit on the edge of your seat wondering what is about to happen. The third suite takes you to the end of the album with its subsonic frequencies & strange unrecognizable sounds. This is not music for the faint of heart.
GROUPER- DRAGGING A DEAD DEER UP A HILL LP (type, uk)
*vinyl version… This is the third full-length release for Portland, Oregon-based Liz Harris. Harris might have achieved a significant fan base thanks to the whispering, near-ambient vocal crusades of her debut album Way Their Crept and its follow-up Wide, but those with a careful ear would have heard slightly more trapped beneath her fuzzy chain of effects. Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill marks a departure of sorts for Liz, which sees her turn down the fuzz boxes which caged (and to some degree defined) her sound and allows her voice to ring out above everything else. It is an album steeped in the world of dream-pop -- a genre pioneered by the likes of Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil -- and far from shying away from the reference, Liz has instead grabbed on with both hands, creating an album's worth of perfect, left-field pop songs. Using delicate song structures which are at once both familiar and somehow alien, her vocals cry out hauntingly over stripped-down guitar lines and looped environmental recordings. Just listen to "I'd Rather Be Sleeping," a track that could be a mournful take on Belly, albeit with a more fragile heart. These unforgettable harmonies and vocal lines that embed themselves into your consciousness before you even realize it are the key to the album's success and the reason why it makes such a lasting impression. There is something to Liz Harris' music that defies time and makes you sit up and listen. These are the future soundtracks to love, despair and ultimately, hope.
SOFT ROCK AND LIGHT PSYCHEDELIC HARMONY
TINA MASON- IS SOMETHING WONDERFUL! CD (now sounds, uk)
*The wonderful Tina Mason exploded on the L.A. scene in 1966, appearing at Disneyland and later starring as a regular on Dick Clark's Where The Action Is, where she met future husband and Paul Revere & The Raiders bassist Phil Fang Volk. After fronting Tina & The Mustangs, she embarked upon recording 1967's Is Something Wonderful with Electric Prunes producer David Axelrod and the great L.A. arranger H.B. Barnum (Lou Rawls/Supremes/Sinatra). The result was a sumptuous blend of Bacharachian L.A. soft pop and Northern soul/girl group attitude. Northern soul collectors have long coveted Tina's LP and accompanying singles, and specific tracks of interest are 'Finders Keepers' and also Tina's gorgeous version of the legendary Northern side 'What.' These days it is not uncommon for Is Something Wonderful to exchange hands for three figures. This first-ever CD release of Is Something Wonderful features the talents of no less than Wrecking Crew royalty Earl Palmer and Dennis Budimir and is enhanced with 7 bonus tracks, appearing on CD for the first time, ever. The 16-page color booklet also includes rare, unpublished photos and comprehensive liner notes that feature the participation of H.B. Barnum, David Axelrod and Tina herself.
THE PARADE- SUNSHINE GIRL: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS CD (now sounds, uk)
*The Parade were Murray MacLeod (also a member of The Roger Nichols Trio/Small Circle of Friends), Jerry Riopelle (Phil Spector protégé and former Philles staff producer), and Smokey Roberds (songwriter and actor). Originally signed to A&M Records, The Parade not only created a definitively West Coast pop sound but also unknowingly helped establish the sunshine pop genre via their 1967 Billboard Top 20 hit, 'Sunshine Girl.' This first-ever complete collection of the trio's recorded output features the talents of no less than a pre-Loggins Jimmy Messina, Earl Palmer, Hal Blaine, David Gates, and other L.A./Wrecking Crew luminaries. The gorgeous 16-page full-color booklet also includes rare, previously unpublished photos and comprehensive liner notes that feature the participation of all original band members. Now Sounds, the brand-new imprint from Cherry Red has been established by Steve Stanley -- producer of over 50 Rev-Ola titles.
GILBERTO GIL- THE SOUND OF REVOLUTION 1968-69 CD (el, uk)
*The Sound of Revolution combines Gilberto Gil's brilliant 1968 and '69 Tropicalia albums, Frevo Rasgado and Cerebro Electronico; joyous, extraordinarily inventive pop music made against a background of terrible political unrest in Brazil and in the shadow of both imprisonment and eventually exile both for Gil and his friend Caetano Veloso. The 1968 album is electrified by the meteoric Os Mutantes and both sets were arranged by Rogerio Duprat, who contributes a range of totally original textures and orchestration, much as George Martin did with 'Strawberry Fields' and Sgt. Pepper. Suffice to say, this combination of precocious talent achieves a magical and historically important result… with 2 additional bonus tracks.
ELIS REGINA- THE VOICE OF BRAZIL CD (el, uk)
*Graced by the exquisite arrangements of Roberto Menescal, The Voice of Brazil combines Elis Regina's masterful 1968 LP, Elis, Como e Porque ('Elis, How and Why') with recordings made a year later in London where Menescal teamed with Peter Knight (of Moody Blues fame). Although the flawless album she made in 1974 with Tom Jobim is regarded internationally as one of the great treasures of bossa nova, almost three decades after her death, Elis remains one of the music world's best-kept secrets, a truly great singer who deserves to be recognized beyond her beloved Brazil. Stylistically, Elis Regina is part Dusty Springfield, part Blossom Dearie. Considered to be part of the Tropicalia family.
GILBERTO GIL- GILBERTO GIL: 1968 CD (water, usa)
*aka Frevo Rasgado… The second album from this legend is one of the earliest, and most important documents of the Tropicalia movement. Featuring help from São Paulo eccentric geniuses, Os Mutantes, Gil's 1968 release marries British psychedelia with mutated samba rhythms and lush orchestration. Though it is one of Gilberto Gil's most pop-oriented albums, it is no less innovative than his later, more experimental, recordings. A superb record from one of Brazil's most influential post-bossa artists. With 4 bonus tracks (3 of which are not on the El/Cherry Red two-fer reissue).
GILBERTO GIL- GILBERTO GIL: 1969 CD (water, usa)
*aka Cérebro Eletrónico… Originally released in 1969, this is Gilberto Gil's second self-titled album in as many years. Perhaps not as consistent as the previous year's effort, this is still a massive slab of Tropicalia, and one of the most forward-thinking pop albums to ever come out of Brazil. Featuring his first major hit 'Aquele Abraço' and other classics like 'Volks Volkswagen Blue' and 'Cérebro Eletrónico,' Gilberto Gil manages to incorporate psychedelic experimentation, blues, rock, samba and post-bossa into a whole much greater than the sum of its parts. A Tropicalia classic in print domestically for the first time ever.
GILBERTO GIL- EXPRESSO 2222 CD (water, usa)
*Originally released in 1972, Expresso 2222 is Gil's first release since returning to Brazil after a two-year political exile, and the joy is palpable within the grooves. Moving away from the psychedelic tone of his late '60s recordings, Expresso 2222 has a funky and jazzy feel that blends perfectly with Gil's percussive guitar work and soulful vocal delivery. More even and less experimental than previous recordings, this album is still an equal to those that came before, in both its imaginative arrangements and the seamless blend of styles that defined the Tropicalia movement. This is one of Gil's last masterworks, one that many consider to be his best.
MILTON NASCIMENTO- MILAGRE DOS PEIXES CD (water, usa)
*shop favorite restocked… One of Milton Nascimento's most experimental albums, Milagre Dos Peixes was originally released in 1974. It can be said that this album was especially suited for the talents of percussionist Nana Vasconcelos, who adds so much life to it. In addition to Vasconcelos, Nascimento works here with some of Brazil's most innovative jazz players of the '70s -- Nelson Angelo, Toninho Horta, Paulo Moura, and Wagner Tiso -- all of whom come together in complicated yet honest arrangements.
MILTON NASCIMENTO- MINAS CD (water, usa)
*shop favorite restocked… One of Milton Nascimento's beautiful albums from the seventies originally released in 1976. The album opens with the wonderful 'Minas,' a tribute to all sacred music traditions in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, Nascimento's home, which was deeply influential in his musical sensibility. The album launched songs that became strong emotional hits: 'Fe Cega, Faca Amolada,' 'Beijo Partido,' the nostalgic 'Saudades Dos Avioes da Panair,' 'Ponta de Areia,' and 'Paula E Bebeto.' Original art and new liner notes.
HOUSE, TECHNO AND DISCO
LOW MOTION DISCO- KEEP IT SLOW LP+CD (eskimo, belgium)
*This is the debut full-length release by Low Motion Disco -- secretive producer(s) who know how to keep things on the down low. Following recent singles Love Love Love Parts 1 and 2 featuring remixes from the likes of LSB, Aeroplane, DFA's Still Going and Soft Rocks. Keep It Slow fuses found sounds, field recordings and live instruments with lap top trickery, providing us with 13 tracks of perfect horizontal dancing. From KLF-style sample skulduggery to blissed-out electronics, dubbed-up beats and uplifting melody hooks, Low Motion Disco open the door into their unique world of super-slow house and funk-induced chill-out grooves. Low Motion Disco describe their philosophy as follows: "...we have developed a way to dance while not moving. We do it standing at a bar, or sitting on a sofa, in a car, wherever. While doing this, we groove and shake like hell, it just doesn't show on the outside. This technique is the basis of all we do. We call it 'low motion disco.'" They're coming from a comfy spot -- where relaxation feeds the dancing mind. Some say, they're from Bequia, a small island off St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Some say they're from the mountains of Switzerland. From the gentle breeze of "Born On The Low Wind" to the guitar-strum driven "The Low Murderer Is Out At Night" and the singalong refrain of "East Mountain Low" to the more uptempo disco-infused "People Come In Slowly," Low Motion Disco keep the tempo set for couch potato dancing.
DEEPGROOVE & JAMIE ANDERSON- KILLER/BUTTERFLIES 12" (klang elektronik, germany)
*DJs and producers Lee Pattison and Grayson Shipley aka Deepgroove together with buddy Jamie Anderson tinker around with their own tracks, in a playful affirmation of postmodern house music. "Killer" pushes away every other track you could play. This 12" is not suitable for the peak-time, it IS the peak-time. Killer will most certainly lead to heavy release parties with these guys all over the world.
MARCEL DETTMANN- CLIME 12" (mdr, germany)
*Crafty techno w/a nautical, metallic sound sphere.
PELE & TOWNSTON- REQUIEM FOR THREE CELLOS 12" (my best friend, germany)
*The producer team Pele & Townston hail from South Germany. Their project is exclusive on MBF and will fit in neatly in the gap between Bukaddor & Fishbeck and Piemont. "The Who" starts off as a groovy stripped-down beat track but develops more and more into a rhythm monster. "Requiem For Three Cellos" is a mixture of cool drugged-out beats and haunting sounds, developing more and more hypnotic qualities which makes it a big club track.
IMPS- BRING OUT THE IMPS 12" (mule electronic, germany)
*These songs are a collaboration between Minilogue and two jazz musicians from Melbourne, Australia. The aim was to capture the feeling of live performed acoustic instruments mixed with electronic craziness (also captured live). The result is a display of how much can be done with open minds and shitloads of toys in a big studio: violas, Moogs, Rhodes synths, drum machines, guitars, samplers, etc. Imps are: Ian Chaplin, Philip Rex, Sebastian Mullaert and Marcus Henriksson. Includes a remix by Koss.
BURNT FRIEDMAN & JAKI LIEBEZEIT- UNLIMITED EDITION 12" (nonplace, germany)
*Burnt Friedman and Jaki Liebezeit (Can) present two new pieces as a pre-taster of their third album. Both musicians share a preference for so-called secret rhythms, which means that the rhythms are not hidden but less common, often foreign to Western culture. The two adventurous arrangements unfold an uncommonly hypnotic effect for respectively 10 minutes: a monstrous production, tapped from the instruments with the maximum possible degree of immediacy, and psychedelicized by Friedman's notorious dub technique.
MARCEL FENGLER- FRICTION/YAKI 12" (nonplace, germany)
*Marcel Fengler displays two different sides to his abilities with one primetime techno banger and one more experimental cut with a strong dubstep influence. "Friction" is meant for a big techno dancefloor -- it is a self-assured DJ tool that keeps a perfect balance between deepness and peak-time energy. "Yaki" is his first track ever that features a broken beat. Accompanied by noisy fragments and dark, industrial synth stabs, this track remains deeply rooted in the Berghain sound.
STYLE OF EYE- GIRLS 12" (pickadoll, sweden)
*Sweden's finest new house master Style of Eye with a sneak-preview bomb from his LP on Pickadoll Duck, Cover & Hold. Fasten your seatbelts for this killer cut. Farty bass lines and groovy house drums make this real special. The dub version contains a tremendous breakdown before returning to an adult beat. Ultra-dry beats & freaked-out synths. Pressed on white marbled vinyl.
GOLDFISH UND DER DULZ- LOVE ME FENDER 12" (playhouse, germany)
*Bremen-based Goldfish Und Der Dulz are back on Playhouse after a break of nearly five years. "Love Me Fender" starts with a soft kickin' bass drum, but quickly turns into party-animal TECHNO with a core of BASS. On the B-side, "Fender My Love" is precise with pure, clear sounds -- a nice contrast to the previous bass-monster. Sounds seem to chase each other, with melodic beating hearts.
SUBSTANCE- RELISH 12" (scion versions, germany)
*Reissue of classic Chain Reaction techno by Substance aka DJ Pete, including original killer loops and adding a brilliant remix by Shed -- TIP!
TELESPAZIO- TELEMETRIC 12" (tiny sticks, uk)
*Following on from their last single Galileo Telespazio continue their take on 21st century disco with a brand new jam. Together with his band of presumably moustached musicians, Fabrizio serves up a serious bass heavy groove with all the cosmic-y stylings & bleeps that we've come to love from our man in Pescara. House heads should go straight for the flip side mix from Brontosaurus main man Arto Mwambe who serves up a stunning old school house version.
MAGAZINES AND BOOKS
SHINDIG- VOL. 2, ISSUE 5 JULY-AUGUST 2008 (shindig, uk)
*West Coast Pop-Art Experimental Band -- the bizarre story of the greatest cult band of all time. San Francisco: 1967 -- the summer of love, international notoriety and the Death Of Hippie. Psychedelic Exploitation Cinema --how Hollywood tripped out at the drive-in. Jackie Lee -- kids TV themes and Northern Soul anthems. Peter Noone -- U.S. tours, pop hits and The Who. Wynonie Harris -- the man who makes Elvis look like Doris Day. Jackie Lee -- From '50s crooning to '60s Northern Soul to '70s pop, The Rupert Lady tells all. The Pink Fairies -- A new book follows the fortunes of the infamous West London pre-punks. Mark Fry -- Why did it take 35 years for him to follow up his early '70s acid-folk masterpiece? Jazz Psych -- No, we didn't just make it up: an introductory guide. Love -- Arthur Lee and crew captured on celluloid. Mad River -- psych legends exposed. Human Be-In -- The day in January '67 when a whole world seemed to be at one. Plus, the usual ear-popping selection of news, reviews and Magoos!
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