Thursday, March 25, 2010

NEW ARRIVALS/RESTOCKS FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 25

NEW ARRIVALS AND RESTOCKS THURSDAY, MARCH 25


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a few boxes of new and restocked/repressed spring essentials from phoenix, em records, zudrangma, monk, black cock, teenage teardrops, etc… check ‘em out below or even better, swing by the shop and give ‘em a listen. as always, more titles are expected tomorrow and next week, so to keep up with the most recent arrivals be sure to follow tsr on facebook and/or twitter ! gotta run, hope to see you soon!



gracias


anthony vogdes


as always, many of these titles are in very limited quantity, so if you're interested in anything listed below and can’t make it to the shop you can make a purchase via paypal or over the phone with a credit card and pick them up later or have them shipped (see more information below). i will no longer hold records. sorry.


prices are subject to change without notice.


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. orders placed before 5pm/est will ship out that evening and should reach their destination by the following day.


ROCK AND PSYCHEDELIC



FAR OUT- NIHONJIN LP (phoenix, uk)
24.98usd/14.95gbp/16.58eur/2187jpy (approx)


*Prior to metamorphosing into Far East Family Band, Japan's Far Out released this sole, space-y, guitar-drenched psychedelic prog album in 1971. Although the Floyd influences are highly apparent, the band produces an original sound which defines its own unique identity rather than being a reflection of the British and American bands that were dominating the genre. Although there is a keyboard-dominated opening, synthesizers are relegated to a supporting role, and their sparse presence is restricted to occasional sound effects. The psychedelic ambiance comes largely from the guitars, electric sitars and intelligent percussion. The original album contained just two single-sided tracks, and the intense guitar soloing, fantastic sound effects, including gongs and howling wind drones, combine to create an album of sparse beauty which effortlessly merges exotic Asian instrumentals with a psych sound occasionally reminiscent of Saucerful Of Secrets. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

LOVE LIVE LIFE + ONE- LOVE WILL MAKE A BETTER YOU LP (phoenix, uk)
24.98usd/14.95gbp/16.58eur/2187jpy (approx)


*Phoenix Records releases a fully-remastered edition of the 1971 sole album by Love Live Life + One. There were several progressive psychedelic groups in Japan in the early '70s including the short-lived Love Live Life + One. The band played a few live gigs and released this lone album before disbanding. The group consisted of 9 musicians and the "plus one" seems to refer to vocalist Akira Fuse who had been a pop vocalist since the mid-'60s, appearing on albums since 1967. Most of the musicians were obscure except for keyboard player Hiro Yanagida, who was a member of the highly-acclaimed Foodbrain and later Strawberry Path, whose album When The Raven Has Come To The Earth was released the same year as Love Will Make A Better You, and guitarist Kimio Mizutani who was in the band People that released the massively rare Ceremony -- Buddha Meet Rock. Love Live Life + One's only record is a mix of blues-based psychedelia that pushes into progressive and even avant-garde realms at times, while the skronky sax-playing even recalls the edgier end of the jazz spectrum. An original, innovative and extremely rare piece of Japanese psychedelia. Limited edition pressed on 180 gram vinyl and housed in a gatefold sleeve with the original artwork and the original illustrated LP lyric sheet.

INDEX-INDEX LP (valord/dc, usa)
29.98usd/17.95gbp/19.90eur/2625jpy (approx)


*shop favorite restocked… i know this one was just listed in the last update, but these are the absolute last copies of this official/totally essential reissue from 2004 of the first Index lp. originally released in 1967. All copies have a certain amount of edge-warp and are sold as is… Much has been written about this incredible band. Much of it isn't true. I want to set the record straight. Index was formed in the early spring of 1967 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. I was 18 years old when I met a chain-smoking 16-year-old named Gary Francis. Our conversation soon got around to rock and roll. He told me that he and his friend, John Ford, were forming a band. I told him that I played drums and we arranged a jam session at John's home on Lakeshore Drive. Our first meeting was incredible. Our sound was full and powerful. John's lead guitar techniques were fresh and innovative. After our first sessions we knew we had something special. Index was born. Soon we hit the local 'sock hop' circuit, playing at high schools and teen clubs in the area. We poured our unique sound out at The Hideout, Undercroft and G.P. War Memorial every weekend. One afternoon John pulled out a new album he had been listening to. It was a new band with a mind-shattering sound called 'The Jimi Hendrix Experience.' John played some songs he had written inspired by this 'psychedelic' sound. Over the next few days, 'Fire Eyes,' 'Shock Wave' and 'Feedback' were written. This album was recorded in December of 1967 at the Ford estate. It is recorded in mono sound with literally one microphone and with all instruments and vocals recorded at the same time. The cover photo is of 'Orpheus and Bacus,' founders of a singing group John joined at Yale. The stiff, board-like figures seem to characterize the exact opposite of this musical collection. This reissue is taken from the original recordings. Nothing has been added and all songs are in their original length. Over the years various bootleg copies of this album have surfaced but this is the original work. -- Jim Valice


GREY AREA



NICOLAS COLLINS- DEVIL'S MUSIC 2LP (em records, japan)
32.98usd/19.74gbp/21.89eur/2888jpy (approx)


*vinyl reissue of U.S. experimental electro-acoustic artist/circuit bender Nicolas Collins' live radio sampling masterpiece, Devil's Music, originally released on vinyl in 1986. Born and raised in New York City, Nicolas Collins has been hugely influential in contemporary electronic music, having performed world-wide for many years, collaborating with Christian Marclay, Elliot Sharp, David Shea, David Tudor and John Zorn, composing, recording, modifying circuits and inventing instruments, and spreading the good word through his writing (Handmade Electronic Music -- The Art Of Hardware Hacking 2nd Edition; Routledge, 2009) and teaching (Department of Sound, School of the Art Institute of Chicago). The pieces released here are only part of his ongoing, multifaceted and truly experimental activities. This edition of Devil's Music is served up in all its stuttering glory, a time capsule of the mid-'80s New York City airwaves, acclaimed by Philip Sherburne as "an early template for techno," with a feel somewhat akin to scratching turntablist madness, a block-rocking party put through a blender and re-assembled by body-popping demons. Also included is "Real Landscape," a 1987 "remix" recorded in Europe (originally released on cassette).

MARK MCCOY- HALLOW 2LP (teenage teardrops, usa)
46.98usd/28.12gbp/31.18eur/4114jpy (approx)


*Hallow is a sprawling foray of architectural disassembly, a weed-out process of reassessment and purposeful self-affirmation. This is the soundtrack to accompany Mark McCoy's debut drawing exhibition at LA's Hope Gallery. Hallow unfurls like a broken seal of revelations, billowing down its miasma of certainty. Looming perilously under a wash of malformation and debris are nine musical compositions to correspond with each of the drawings featured in the show, the side of each disc showcasing a consistent breakdown of structure mirrored by an intensifying sense of isolation and reverie. Comes with a glossy book/catalog of the opening unavailable elsewhere. Split release with Youth Attack. Limited 300 copies.

NICK DEWITT- SUPERNATURAL PUNISHMENT MLP (teenage teardrops, usa)
15.98usd/9.57gbp/10.61eur/1399jpy (approx)


*shop favorite restocked… Far off instrumental far away land music. Lost Americana and Ennio Morricone. I don't know. It's beautiful and it wouldn't be out of place if it was on the soundtrack to Eraserhead. Amazing cover photos by Thatcher Keats. 300 pressed. Lavender vinyl. Comes with download. "This record is brief, but is full of solid and honest songs which both embody the LA zeitgeist and reach threateningly past it. Evident here are some sunny tropes, the small stories and subtle triumphs of life are cast in beautiful relief. But what is truly remarkable about the record, and what sets it firmly apart from others in its ilk are the downright serious moments. There is a confrontation with human solitude (what would have been called 'the existential question' by our grandparents' generation) on the last and longest track on the album, which borders on timeless. Not timeless in a 'too drunk to fuck' way. Timeless in a 'bolero' way. Clearly it's too early to tell, but I feel less hesitant predicting that the oeuvre of Nick Dewitt will continue to bear fruits that seem to come from distant times (forward and/or back). If purchasing an album, on vinyl of all things, feels like an anachronism to you (which, let's face it, if you're reading this, it probably does not), then you should certainly buy this one. If you are accustomed to buying current LPs with full-bleed color photograph covers on lavender vinyl, then you also might benefit from picking up this record, because in this case, the art direction is an afterthought to a carefully ministrated work, and is matched (if not surpassed) by the actual music it makes when played." -- Brother Reade

THE SADS- SILENT SHOW IN LOS ANGELES MLP (teenage teardrops, usa)
16.98usd/10.17gbp/11.27eur/1487jpy (approx)


*The band spans genres, making each their own, from somber, minimal electro-folk numbers, to child-like, Satie-esque, piano-based compositions. The band takes a somewhat 'street' sensibility, yet redefines it through the filter of experimental instrumentation and sometimes elaborate staging. Since 2007, in addition to selected performances in Los Angeles, Milan, Rome and Berlin, The Sads have performed what they call a 'silent show,' in which the band plays all electronic instruments and the audience listens only through headphones. This 12" is taken from their complete silent performance at the Westwood Museum of Art. Side A is what the audience heard through the headphones, and side B is a recording of the room outside of the headphones. Artwork again by Mike Mills.

TRIUMPH OF LETHARGY SKINNED ALIVE TO DEATH- BIRD SONGS LP
(teenage teardrops, usa) 16.98usd/10.17gbp/11.27eur/1487jpy (approx)


*shop favorite restocked… Seattle, Washington's TOLSATD return with their first vinyl-only LP. Featuring Spencer Moody of Murder City Devils, Andrea Zollo of Pretty Girls Makes Graves and Dann Gallucci of Modest Mouse/Murder City Devils fame. This 13 song LP, exclusively on vinyl, takes you for a slow and broken journey of heartache and pain. Featuring a Joanna Newsom cover. For fans of The Birthday Party, Ornette Coleman and the films of Werner Herzog. 550 pressed on pink vinyl.


FOLK, BLUES AND ROOTS



V/A- WOLF'S AT THE DOOR: LOST RECORDINGS FROM THE SPIRITS OF THE SOUTH LP (sutro park, usa) 19.98usd/11.96gbp/13.26eur/1749jpy (approx)

*While the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton helped the world rediscover Muddy Waters and Sun House, blues obsessives like Bengt Olsson traveled to America in search of the fringe players who helped define the genre in the 30s and 40s. These masters, many barely recorded, quickly faded into obscurity when their medium left them poor, wolves at the door. What Olsson captured was a robust slice of haunting blues and gospel that would have otherwise been completely forgotten. Ashley Thompson, as a teenager, sang 'Mingelwood Blues' with Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers. But his story ended there until Bengt found him and recorded a set of songs that showcase a Thompson whose voice is now one with the gentle angels. Bishop Perry Tillis left the blues circuit, believing it to be tied with the devil, and went back home to preach. The recordings Bengt made of him preserved a legacy that is ever growing today. Jugsmen Dewey Corley and Walter Miller might have been the most well known of Bengt's subjects, yet their recordings for him carry with them a deep purity that has rarely been heard before. Wolf's At The Door is eerie, celebratory, dark and redemptive, fragile, lonely and scandalous. It is about drunken revelers at a bootleggers house telling dirty jokes while teaching each other a four-part harmony to a gospel standard. It is the underbelly of the underbelly and all these tracks are presented here for the first time ever. Featuring: Lum Guffin, Walter Miller, Bishop Perry Tillis, Cleo Williams & Howard Williams, Ashley Thompson, Joe Thownsend & Bill Barth, Dewey Corley & Walter Miller, Bootlegger's Quartet, Lattie Murrell, David Johnson & Guitar Sam, Lonnie Fuqua and David Johnson.

SANDY BULL- FANTASIAS FOR GUITAR AND BANJO LP (sutro park, usa) 19.98usd/11.96gbp/13.26eur/1749jpy (approx)

*The debut release from the man who defined the folk guitar '60s explosion. Blending eastern and western styles, living on the jazz/blues line, Bull's guitar playing has influenced anyone and everyone even loosely associated with the new weird America. Featuring the legendary jazz drummer Billy Higgins on the side-long song 'Blend' -- a song that started a genre. Original artwork. On 180 gram vinyl; originally issued by Vanguard in 1963.

SANDY BULL- INVENTIONS LP (sutro park, usa)
19.98usd/11.96gbp/13.26eur/1749jpy (approx)


*Considered to be one of his finest moments, Bull's second record goes beyond his first, wearing an electric halo while he continues to explore the boundaries of the guitar. 'Blend 2,' his answer to his first record's opus 'Blend,' is a must have for all of those who love John Fahey and Six Organs Of Admittance. A ghostly, warm record as a whole: Bull is on top of his game and once again reinventing the way the ear hears the hand as it plays the guitar. Original artwork." On 180 gram vinyl.

JACK ROSE- JACK ROSE LP (tequila sunrise, usa)
24.98usd/14.95gbp/16.58eur/2187jpy (approx)


*while in the process of moving some boxes around the tsr office i stumbled upon a stash of about 20x jack rose lps. i still had a handful of obi’s and covers, so assembled they became. here’s your chance at obtaining an otherwise out-of-print jr essential. for sale in the shop only…
the poet william butler yeats once observed that “you can refute hegel, but not ‘song of sixpence,’” and on this new record jack rose supplies the proof, unspooling landscapes made entirely out of wire, where the simplest melodies become mesmerizingly complex. except, this isn’t quite the new jack rose record. ok, it is. sort of. originally a cd-only release, and originally only released because scott slimm pestered jack for something for his incredible archive label, it occupies a curious place in the rose oeuvre, falling in the interstice between live performance and deliberate studio recording, a sketchbook or a progress report, a dispatch from the front or a postcard from an old friend on a long trip. on these recordings, Jack takes bigger chances and makes bolder strokes, and the results are ragged but right – a craftsman deep in his craft and deepening it. just give a listen to his haunting variations on “st. louis blues,” or the uncanny, extended, blotter-acid raga “spirits in the house.” you’ll see what I mean. perhaps because these are rough drafts for a forthcoming collection of duets, there’s a lot of solitude in these songs – like dropping a pebble down a well and counting the seconds till you hear a splash, only that splash is a long time coming back and you feel a little spooky. A duet for one is an inherently mysterious entity, with a palpable absence built-in to it, a ghost in the grooves. but haints are sort of like saints, geists are a bit like guests, and visions are really visitations. So be sure to leave a light on, and an empty seat at the supper table, just in case. company is coming.


JAZZ



THE KHAN JAMAL CREATIVE ARTS ENSEMBLE- DRUM DANCE TO THE MOTHERLAND LP (em records, usa)
23.98usd/14.36gbp/15.92eur/2100jpy (approx)


*long-awaited first vinyl reissue of The Khan Jamal Creative Arts Ensemble's almost-impossible-to-find, 300 copies only, 1972 Drum Dance To The Motherland. Newly remastered and sounding great, this is a unique, uncategorizable expression of Afrocentric America -- freely-improvised (but not necessarily "free jazz"), pulsing, moving, restless, yet restful. Recorded live in the group's hometown of Philadelphia and originally released on the now-defunct Dogtown Records, the players masterfully combine all the currents of Afro-American music -- jazz, R'n'B, blues, funk and more -- in a manner not imitative of, but somehow informed by, the spiritually Afro-astral work of Sun Ra. Drums, percussion, bass, guitar, clarinets and the balaphon-influenced marimba and vibes of bandleader Khan Jamal are all wondrously-integrated and propelled into other dimensions by the heavy, dub-like use of live echo and reverb by "sixth member" sound engineer Mario Falana (dancer/actress Lola Falana's brother!). Trippy! There is an abundance of fine playing in these grooves: tasty guitar, propulsive bass lines, layers of percussion, wailing clarinets, Jamal's vibes and marimba, all periodically carried farther out on waves of echo, and farther in via cavernous reverb. "Thirty years after its release, the album's tapestry of sound, fearless abstractions, relentless grooves, cool swing, flashes of ecstasy, and pan cultural embrace remain powerful and beyond category. This long overdue reissue rescues from obscurity a really stunning document of musical exploration, a classic session that perhaps now will acquire the status it has always deserved." --From the liner notes by Ed Hazell; Khan Jamal (vibraphone, marimba, clarinet); Alex Ellison (drums, percussion); Dwight James (drums, glockenspiel, clarinet); Billy Mills (Fender bass, double bass); Monnette Sudler (guitar, percussion).

ROLAND P. YOUNG- ISTET SERENADE LP (em records, usa)
24.98usd/14.95gbp/16.58eur/2187jpy (approx)


*Thirty years since Isophonic Boogie Woogie (EM 1045CD/EM 1045HJ-LP), Em Records proudly presents new music from original underground DJ, horn-master, and producer, Roland P. Young. Istet Serenade is a foray into the area of music space that represents the core of Roland's sound philosophy, "isophonics," the theory of composed improvisation, of stillness in the fluidity of constant change. The thingness of actualized sound in the nothingness of acoustic evaporation and recreation from the source of the in-dwelling presence. This occurs at a speed which defies conscious comprehension, but which reveals abundant revelatory, spiritual aspects. It requires a state of immersion and a freedom to reach toward technical trust and semiconscious execution of the revealed composition. Upon returning to a conscious state, one hears what was created as though it is being presented. The thought then thinks about what was thought and executed as a comprovisation of point, with instantly-mixed and remixed sound devices: breath, posture, devotion, bass clarinet, soprano G and Bb clarinets and saxophone, kalimba, Native American flutes, electronic accoutrements, voice, percussion, Mac Book, family, pen, pencil and the One. As the artist himself explains: "The 10 pieces were chosen from 55 comprovisations created over the past year. My travels to and playing in the atmospheres of Israel, Prague, Rome, London, Paris, Istanbul and Santa Fe, New Mexico, combined with my formative years in Kansas City, Missouri, then my years in the Bay Area of Northern California and my current residence in Brooklyn, New York, inform my music with ever-expanding inspirations and creative possibilities. Istet Serenade is a slice of the possible." This is a sound that is thusly described as spaced acid-drones of intense acoustic chill, embracing electronic, ambient, world, avant garde, cosmic, free and chamber jazz. Deeply engrossing, truly far-out, and emblematic of this groundbreaking composer's commitment to his vision and experience of sound as a physical and spiritual process.

ROLAND P. YOUNG- ISOPHONIC BOOGIE WOOGIE LP (em records, usa)
23.98usd/14.36gbp/15.92eur/2100jpy (approx)


*shop favorite restocked… Long-awaited, newly repressed for vinyl LP edition of the legendary 5-track first LP from U.S. horn wizard & original underground FM radio DJ Roland P. Young, featuring soprano sax, clarinet, and electronically-processed bass clarinet. Young's mid-'70s work with jazz/chamber/electronic ensemble Infinite Sound (including members Glenn Howell and Aisha Kahlil) helped form the musical language of Isophonic Boogie Woogie, a solo, jazz/world music-flecked exploration of acoustic and electronic sounds. An enjoyable outing from a neglected musician. Cosmic Afro-minimal electronic winds recorded in late 1970s San Francisco.

V/A- MESSAGE FROM THE TRIBE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF TRIBE RECORDS 1972-1976 2LP (universal sound, uk)
24.98usd/14.95gbp/16.58eur/2187jpy (approx)


*shop favorite repressed… Limited edition expanded double heavyweight vinyl version. Housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve and including a 32-page Tribe magazine. Soul Jazz are re-issuing their long-out of print (10 years!) seminal anthology of Tribe, the Detroit jazz and funk collective recently reformed by Carl Craig. Tribe in Detroit in the early 1970s was born out of the ashes of a fallen city. After Motown, the boom of the car industry and the advances of civil rights in the 1960s, came a decade of governmental abandonment, high unemployment and inner-city violence and urban decay. Tribe (Phil Ranelin, Wendell Harrison, Harold McKinney, Marcus Belgrave) was a collective brought together to fight these negative forces. In the seven years it existed in Detroit, Tribe produced seminal deep jazz and funk albums, published Tribe magazine (featuring local community, music and arts issues) and ran numerous education workshops. Tribe have reformed in 2010, brought back together by producer genius Carl Craig with a new album and tour. This project follows on from Carl Craig's earlier Innerzone Orchestra and Detroit Experiment projects. Tribe is also heavily featured in Soul Jazz Records' Freedom, Rhythm and Sound book of revolutionary jazz.


GLOBAL SOUNDS



BHARAT KARKI & PARTY- INTERNATIONAL MUSIC LP (em records, japan)
23.98usd/14.36gbp/15.92eur/2100jpy (approx)


*1978 private production from Calcutta, India in a first time ever reissue. From beginning to end, this is a flood of weird Indian psychedelic funk, showering us with heavy percussion grooves in a borrowed "international music" style featuring elements of rock, as well as Latin and Arabic music, melded with chanted Hindu mantra. Electric guitar and bass, a bunch of Indian percussion, flutes, screams, organs and (maybe) Moog! An explosion of Indian youth music. Musicians: Bharat Karki, Utpal Dey, Provat Das, Biswanath Chandra, Bimal Biswas, Kany Roy, Chandan Roy Chowdhury, Benu Chatterjee, Badal Sarkar, Hillol Mandal, and Khoka. Vocals: Palash Mukherjee, Panchashil Dutta, Subhankar Sengupta, Miss. Sunanda Ghose Roy, and Miss. Mridula Bhattacharya.

MANTECA- RITMO Y SABOR LP (em records, japan)
24.98usd/14.95gbp/16.58eur/2187jpy (approx)


*shop favorite restocked… Born and raised in Cuba, Lazaro Pla was a master "bongosero" known world-wide as Manteca. This vinyl reissue of Ritmo y Sabor, a mid-'70s rarity, features 35 minutes of percussion madness that will please any and all interested in pure, deep Latin music. Heavy, relentless yet limber bass-driven grooves are the order of the day, featuring Manteca's percussive extrapolations as well as the irresistible contributions of Nelson 'El Flaco' Pardon on timbales and Carlos 'Potato' Valdez on congas. Manteca was a featured performer with pianist Ernesto Lecuona, acknowledged as Cuba's greatest composer; Manteca's dazzling work can be found on recordings with Lecuona's Cuban Boys, as well as sideman work with other Cuban combos. His recorded output as leader and featured soloist is limited, however, so this LP, with its no-nonsense old-school rootsy production is a blessing, a chance to hear the master in full flight. Two vinyl sides of Afro-Cuban funk paradise from renowned legend Manteca!

V/A- TRAVELLING WITH MY PORTABLE ELECTRIC PHONOGRAPH VOLUME 1 LP (monk, italy)
26.98usd/16.15gbp/17.91eur/2362jpy (approx)


*What did South Africa and South East Asia of the 1940s and 50s have in common? In both places the local population was trying to gain independence from British colonialism. Although colonialism is never a good thing, there are always some positive outcomes when two cultures collide, especially when it comes to music. The Zulu of South Africa are the largest ethnic group in the country and are well known for their rich musical traditions. In the 1940s, however, Zulu musicians began fusing traditional Zulu choral music (often sung by migrant mine workers), like Mbube and Isicathamiya, with the instruments and rhythms of Western jazz. A continent away in India, we see that the same kind of musical revolution was taking place during this same period. Calcutta in particular became a musical hotbed beginning in WWII, when it became one of the major ports for the South East Asian Theatre of the War. The jazz scene was mainly centered on the house bands from the various luxury hotels and British social clubs, with these bands often recording for the South East Asian division of E.M.I. Interestingly, one of the hottest stars on this scene during the 1940s was Teddy Weatherford, an African American 'expat' from the Chicago jazz scene. Beginning in 1942, following the Japanese invasion of Burma (Myanmar), hundreds of thousands of refugees poured into India, among these great jazz musicians like Reuben Solomon (of Iraqi Jewish descent) of 'The Rangoon Gymkhana Club' fame. Batuk Nandy, on the other hand, was a well-known steel guitar player who rose to fame by making 'filmi' music for Bollywood films, while Bismillah Khan was an Indian shehnai (a traditional flute-like instrument) master, and one of only three classical musicians to have ever won the Bharat Ratna prize, the highest civilian prize in India. Khan was also one of the few musicians to perform at Delhi's Red Fort in 1947 for India's Independence celebrations. Despite the obvious negative outcomes, different cultures and religions forced together in the face of economic and political adversity has historically been a recipe for great music, and as this album testifies, India and South Africa were no different.

V/A- LUK THUNG!: THE ROOTS OF THAI FUNK CD (zudrangma, thailand)
27.98usd/16.75gbp/18.57eur/2450jpy (approx)


*Maft Sai comes up with the goods once more. Luk Thung means 'song of the child of the fields.' No cover versions here, only the rawest funk grooves with a deep Thai folk feel. As with volume 2, the CD includes a fold out poster of the original record sleeves and labels. This time, presented in a hand-made bamboo weave pouch. [Translated] titles include: 'Die Because Of The Chubbiness' / 'Turn Off The Light, Let's Talk' / 'Quit Alcohol, Drink Milk.'


DISCO



BLACK COCK- FREE RANGE 12” (black cock, usa)
17.98usd/10.76gbp/11.93eur/1574jpy (approx)


*shop favorite restocked… Classic DJ Harvey edits on an official re-issue... Shine On/C Is For Charlie/Get Ready/Get Ready Reprise/Here And Now. limited and essential!

BLACK COCK- LUNA PARTY 12” (black cock, usa)
17.98usd/10.76gbp/11.93eur/1574jpy (approx)


*shop favorite restocked… Classic DJ Harvey edits on an official re-issue... DJ Harvey & Gerry Rooney produced & distributed unlicensed "pirate" edits. Side L is a re-edit of Mother's Finest - Dis Go Dis Way, Dis Go Dat Way. limited and essential!

DJ HARVEY- LOVE HOTEL 12” (black cock, usa)
17.98usd/10.76gbp/11.93eur/1574jpy (approx)


*shop favorite restocked… It is still possible.. getting some fresh disco / funk tunes that are so hot that you really have to check it out! Dj Harvey is dropping a record with truly amazing dirty spaced out disco funk tracks! Don't sleep on this one!!

MYSTIC SLOT- DISCO ADJUSTMENTS BY MYSTIC SLOT 12” (black cock, usa) 17.98usd/10.76gbp/11.93eur/1574jpy (approx)

*shop favorite restocked… The seventh release on DJ Harvey's label, not much need be said about dj harvey/black cock records, other than they’re hot and limited… features great ''disco adjustments'' done by Mystic Slot of ''The Dells - No Way Back'' and ''Disco Adventure'' on the flip. This will get you dancin' for sure!

SWALLOW- DISCO ADJUSTMENTS BY SWALLOW 12” (black cock, usa)
17.98usd/10.76gbp/11.93eur/1574jpy (approx)


*shop favorite restocked… Classic DJ Harvey edits on an official re-issue... Bermuda Triangle/Juicy Sushi/On The Nest/Vinegar Stroke. limited and essential!

DJ HARVEY PRESENTS LOCUSSOLUS- GUNSHIP/LITTLE BOOTS 12”
(international feel, uraguay) 13.98usd/8.37gbp/9.28eur/1224jpy (approx)


*The next installment of Harvey's unique and twisted vision is Locussolus, a new project of original material. Imagine the soundtrack to a new version of Drugstore Cowboy, set in the future and centered around the neon-infused landscape of Tokyo's nocturnal underbelly. Harvey calls it "future primitive": made for the dancefloor and the bathroom floor, but to International Feel, it's the sound of an artist bringing us the future... today.


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Thursday, March 11, 2010

NEW ARRIVALS/RESTOCKS FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 11

NEW ARRIVALS AND RESTOCKS THURSDAY, MARCH 11


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tons of good ones came in over the last week or so… new and restocked essentails from soundway, ajna offensive, qdk media, valord, gnomonsong, woodsist, holy mountain, sofrito specials and on and on. more expected tomorrow and next week, so to keep up with the most recent arrivals be sure to follow tsr on facebook and/or twitter ! gotta run, hope to see you soon!



gracias


anthony vogdes


as always, many of these titles are in very limited quantity, so if you're interested in anything listed below and can’t make it to the shop you can make a purchase via paypal or over the phone with a credit card and pick them up later or have them shipped (see more information below). i will no longer hold records. sorry.


prices are subject to change without notice.


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. orders placed before 5pm/est will ship out that evening and should reach their destination by the following day.


ROCK AND PSYCHEDELIC



BOBBY BEAUSOLEIL- THE LUCIFER RISING SUITE 4LP BOX (ajna offensive, usa)
49.98usd/29.92gbp/33.17eur/4377jpy (approx)


*shop favorite repressed… Now, for the first time, all of the music composed for the soundtrack project has been compiled into a single public release. The Lucifer Rising Suite begins with the 1967 version of the soundtrack and continues through a logical sequence of the recordings made in the years spanning 1976-79. With respect to the latter, the original master tapes were mined for music that had not been heard by anyone in nearly three decades. The newly unearthed recordings were then restored, cleaned up and combined with those previously released to make the anthology as complete as possible. The compositions that comprise the Suite are sequenced in an order that tells a story, after a fashion. It is a story that may be impossible to tell in a strictly literary manner, one that -- like a mirror's reflection into another -- is both personal and allegorical. A complete anthology of the recordings made for the Lucifer Rising motion picture soundtrack by Bobby Beausoleil with The Freedom Orchestra and The Magick Powerhouse Of Oz. This fully authorized and definitive release will include: - Remastered recordings spanning 11 years, from the '67 recording to the Tracy Prison recordings of '78. - 4 full-length LPs worth of Lucifer Rising material with half being never-before-heard sessions personally selected by Bobby BeauSoleil. - 9 new pieces of art from Bobby: 8 record sleeve panels and one 2' x 3' poster. - 2 posters: one by Bobby BeauSoleil and one by Dennis Dread. - A much-extended version of the 'Fallen Angel Blues' piece by Bobby that originally appeared in the Kenneth Anger DVD set. - 'Hymns to the Solar Temple' -- impressions on a visit to Bobby at the Oregon Correctional Facility in Pendleton, Oregon by Dennis Dread. - The Saga of a Soundtrack by Michael Moynihan. - Art from Dennis Dread for the back of the LP box, also to be included as a 2' x 2' poster. - Art from Dennis Dread for the front lid of the box which will provide a window into the works of Bobby's to be found within. Remastered by Robert Ferbrache, well known for his work with Blood Axis, 16 Horsepower and others. All art has been created specifically for this release.

VETIVER- TO FIND ME GONE 2LP (dicristina stair builders, usa)
18.98usd/11.36gbp/12.60eur/1662jpy (approx)


*due to what i can only sum up as dilatory behavior, in shop for the first time some of the vetiver back catalog… To Find Me Gone is the second album by Andy Cabic’s ever-evolving band Vetiver, released two years after the debut self-titled release. Andy has since toured the world, usually as a member of Devendra Banhart’s band, and sometimes even with Vetiver. In those two years, Vetiver has expanded into a full-on singer-songwriter band/project, aided and abetted by some of the best players (and usually his best friends) in the extended family of which Cabic finds himself a member. Cabic explains, “This album sure has a lot of folks playing on it, same as on a Bobby Charles or Jerry Jeff Walker record, all good folks and friends.” Once again skillfully crafted, produced and mixed with Thom Monahan (as on the debut), To Find Me Gone is a much different, more free and mature effort, reflective of Cabic’s growth as a songwriter over the last two crazy, wonderful years. According to Cabic, “I feel the new album embodies the swirling duality of these last two years, the duality of presence and absence, both in how protracted its birth has been, and in its lyrical themes. There are scenes in the songs where figures come back from far away, to changes and time itself rolling by in their absence. To Find Me Gone has songs of remembrance and recollection, all made in order to conquer absence. It’s a different kind of album, in that I think it’s the kind of album you can get serious about and carry with you for a long time. In the end it’s about the songs, how they all run into one another, and ran over all of us, as we churned up this album.” Musically, there’s a dreamy Topanga Canyon vibe on select songs (maybe that’s the pedal steel calling on “No One Word”), and there’s also plenty of crunchy candy for those who have appreciated Cabic’s recent nod toward the magic of ’70s-era Fleetwood Mac (check out the screaming guitar outro of “Red Lantern Girls”). Yet everything is simply, amazingly Vetiver, not anything else; To Find Me Gone is Andy Cabic’s own original statement, one that many will consider as one of the finest albums of 2006.

KEVIN BARKER- YOU AND ME LP (gnomonsong, usa)
16.98usd/10.17gbp/11.27eur/1487jpy (approx)


*You & Me is Kevin Barker's debut album, released by gnomonsong. Though it's his first solo release under his own name, Barker's no newcomer to the scene--he's spent the last few years recording, touring, and collaborating with Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, Vashti Bunyan, Vetiver, Antony and the Johnsons, and Espers, to name just a few. Essentially acting as everyone's favorite sideman, Barker has influenced and helped create a sound with which this generation is happily familiar. During his college days, Barker became interested in the finger-style guitar playing of John Fahey and Bert Jansch and began to record under the name Currituck County. This solo project (sometime a duo with Vetiver / Espers drummer Otto Hauser) recorded albums for Teenbeat Records, Troubleman Unlimited, and the UK's Track and Field Organisation. Now Barker has assembled an unbelievable group of musicians for You & Me. Produced by Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Lilys, Gary Louris, Devendra Banhart), the album features Pat Sansone (Wilco), Joanna Newsom, Jonathan Wilson (Elvis Costello, Jenny Lewis), Eric Johnson (Shins, Fruit Bats), and Otto Hauser (Vetiver, Espers). Full of sunny, rural country rock, You & Me recalls the rustic grooves of The Band and The Grateful Dead, the heady melancholy of Roy Harper, and the golden harmonies of CSNY.

VETIVER- THING OF THE PAST LP (gnomonsong, usa)
16.98usd/10.17gbp/11.27eur/1487jpy (approx)


*due to what i can only sum up as dilatory behavior, in shop for the first time some of the vetiver back catalog… Two years after the highly acclaimed To Find Me Gone, Andy Cabic and Vetiver return with a new album of old songs, all hidden treasures, entitled Thing of the Past. Think of it as Cabic's fully realized mix tape to the world--a collection of some of his favorite songs from some of his favorite records--but presented, sequenced, and in this case performed by Cabic himself, with a little help from his friends far and wide. Produced by Thom Monahan and Cabic, Thing Of The Past was recorded in 2007 in Sacramento and Los Angeles. The basic tracks were done live in the studio, with the resultant record clearly showcasing a tight-knit band of hugely talented musicians. As witnesses to their live shows over the past year will attest, this is a group in full mastery of their craft--fluid yet fully aligned, intuitively opening out or reigning in their power as the mood dictates. Featuring core Vetiver members Cabic (vocals/guitar/banjo), Brent Dunn (bass), Sanders Trippe (guitar/vocals), Otto Hauser (drums/keyboards) and Kevin Barker (guitar/banjo/vocals), the album includes contributions from two of Cabic's heroes, Vashti Bunyan (who duets on "Sleep A Million Years") and Michael Hurley (who does likewise on his own "Blue Driver"). Other players include "Farmer" Dave Scher (keyboard/pedal steel/melodica), Jason Quever (piano/keyboard), Ben Kunin (sarod), Jonathan Wilson (acoustic guitar), Emma Smith (violin), and vocalists Meara O'Reilly and Abigail and Lily Chapin. From good-time rocking on Hawkwind's "Hurry On Sundown" and Loudon Wainwright III's "The Swimming Song" to the beautiful triptych of songs that runs from Biff Rose's "To Baby" through Ian Matthews' "Road To Ronderlin" and Garland Jeffreys' "Lon Chaney," this is a diverse and harmonious collection of songs. With the album so centered around the lasting resonance of the song, the focus inevitably falls upon Cabic's warm, honey-toned vocals, which are perfectly suited to the material he's gathered. Rather than obvious plundering from the well-worn rock cannon, these are largely overlooked and forgotten tunes (spanning a period from 1967-1973, and mostly by US songwriters), dusted off, reverently refashioned, and given the opportunity to sing again. Though a few of the artists covered are well-known, many are not, and in selecting and performing these songs, Vetiver have appended enduring versions very much their own. As Cabic comments, "I think this is the best album I've yet to make, in no small part because the songs are so good, but also because I didn't write them, which offered me a useful combination of restraint and freedom in performing them, bringing out the best in myself and the other musicians. It was an experiment, and it was one of the best experiences I've yet to have recording anything."

WOODEN SHJIPS- VOL. 1 LP (holy mountain, usa)
16.98usd/10.17gbp/11.27eur/1487jpy (approx)


*shop favorite restocked… The Wooden Shjips' earliest material was released on vinyl, pressed in small quantities that were either free or hard to come by and are now hopelessly out of print. Who are we to keep you away from the rush of "Shrinking Moon for You"? Vol. 1 collects all the tracks from the free 10-inch, the Dance, California 7-inch, and the SOL 7-inch.

AMANAZ- AFRICA CD (qdk media, usa)
12.98usd/7.77gbp/8.62eur/1136jpy (approx)


*shop favorite now available on compact disc and, for a limited time, at a very nice price… QDK Media releases an official reissue of Africa by Zambian heavy psych rockers Amanaz, licensed from band member Keith Kabwe. Amanaz was formed in 1973, and this record came out in 1975. Three of these songs are in the native language Bemba, and 9 songs are in English, recorded in Kitwe, the third biggest city in Zambia up North. Musically, it goes in the same direction as Blo, The Witch, and Question Mark, but this album is way cooler and more stoned with amazing fuzz guitar all over which sounds like an African version of early Cream. The cover makes it look very traditional, but after a few spins, you realize that this one is very special. It's sooo cool, sooo tightly-produced and easily comparable with UK underground albums with a touch of African beats. Still completely unknown, so this album has not been scored yet by the collector's scene. A real surprise -- extremely heavy yet extremely groovy in spots, too.

WITCH- LAZY BONES!! CD (qdk media, usa)
12.98usd/7.77gbp/8.62eur/1136jpy (approx)


*shop favorite now available on compact disc and, for a limited time, at a very nice price… QDK Media releases an official reissue of Zambian psych-rockers Witch, with their ridiculously good Lazy Bones!!, originally released in 1975. By the mid 1970s, the South African nation known as the Republic of Zambia had fallen on hard times. The new Federation found itself under party rule. Zambia's then-president engaged what was then Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in a political fencing match that damaged his country's ability to trade with its main partner. The Portuguese colonies of Angola to the west and Mozambique to the east were fighting their own battles for independence; conflict loomed on all sides of this landlocked nation. This is the environment in which the catchy -- if misleadingly-titled "Zam Rock" scene that flourished in 1970s Zambian cities such as Lusaka and Chingola emerged. Though full of beacons of hope for its numerous musical hopefuls, it was a tumultuous time, and it's no wonder that the Zambian musicians taken by European and English influences gravitated to the hard, dark side of the rock and funk spectrum. From the little of the Zambian '70s rock and funk music that has been spread via small blogs and bootlegs -- the likes of Chrissy Zebby, Paul Ngozi and the Ngozi Family, and the devastating Peace -- we learn that fuzz guitars were commonplace, driving rhythms as influenced by James Brown's funk as Jimi Hendrix's rock predominated, and the bands largely sang in the country's national language, English. The European and North American compilers that had, say, fallen in love with the wonders of Nigeria's '70s scene via an introduction by Afro-Beat maestro Fela Kuti and decided to journey to Lagos to investigate further never even bothered to visit Zambia. Only a small number of the original Zam Rock godfathers that remained in the country survived through the late-'90s, when the music recorded in Zambia became the next frontier for those global-psychedelic rock junkies searching for the next fix. Normal Records, in conjunction with Los Angeles' Now-Again Records and Zam Rock pioneer Rikki Ililonga licensed this album from the last remaining member of Witch, Emmanuel Jagari Chanda. Hopefully, the music he and his late compatriots created will now reach a larger audience. One that they truly deserve. Another out-of-nowhere African '70s rock discovery in the Blo mold, privately pressed on a small local label, this five-piece electric band plays a strong electric African underground style. Tons of wah-wah fuzz guitar in every track, African-style beats and vocals and all original songs. If bands from Nigeria such as Blo and Ofege and bands from Zambia such as Rikki Ililonga and Chrissy Zebby are all traveling on the psychedelic highway at 100 mph, the Witch overtakes them with 120.

INDEX- INDEX LP (valord/dc, usa)
24.98usd/14.95gbp/16.58eur/2187jpy (approx)


*Last copies of this official reissue from 2004 of the first Index LP, originally released in 1967. All copies have a certain amount of edge-warp (as expected, I guess) and are sold as is… Much has been written about this incredible band. Much of it isn't true. I want to set the record straight. Index was formed in the early spring of 1967 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. I was 18 years old when I met a chain-smoking 16-year-old named Gary Francis. Our conversation soon got around to rock and roll. He told me that he and his friend, John Ford, were forming a band. I told him that I played drums and we arranged a jam session at John's home on Lakeshore Drive. Our first meeting was incredible. Our sound was full and powerful. John's lead guitar techniques were fresh and innovative. After our first sessions we knew we had something special. Index was born. Soon we hit the local 'sock hop' circuit, playing at high schools and teen clubs in the area. We poured our unique sound out at The Hideout, Undercroft and G.P. War Memorial every weekend. One afternoon John pulled out a new album he had been listening to. It was a new band with a mind-shattering sound called 'The Jimi Hendrix Experience.' John played some songs he had written inspired by this 'psychedelic' sound. Over the next few days, 'Fire Eyes,' 'Shock Wave' and 'Feedback' were written. This album was recorded in December of 1967 at the Ford estate. It is recorded in mono sound with literally one microphone and with all instruments and vocals recorded at the same time. The cover photo is of 'Orpheus and Bacus,' founders of a singing group John joined at Yale. The stiff, board-like figures seem to characterize the exact opposite of this musical collection. This reissue is taken from the original recordings. Nothing has been added and all songs are in their original length. Over the years various bootleg copies of this album have surfaced but this is the original work. -- Jim Valice

GREY AREA


JAMES FERRARO- LAST AMERICAN HERO LP (olde english spelling bee, usa)
21.98usd/13.16gbp/14.59eur/1924jpy (approx)


*Remastered reissue of an obscure tape that came out in a Europe-only edition in late 2008 on Dreamtime Taped Sounds - the label run by Lieven Martens of Dolphins Into The Future. This is a very unique work in the massive Ferraro discography as it employs rock instrumentation in a minimalist fashion to dazzling effect. Features the tracks 'F-150 Night Eros At The Highways End', 'Blacktop Tumble Weed: Empty Monster Energy Drink Can', & 'Headlines (Access Hollywood)'. Limited edition of 450 copies. Includes a download coupon for the mp3 version." "Fantastic new album from James Ferraro - a series of meditations on American concepts of heroism and freedom as refracted via MTV, Hollywood and various black magic marketing strategies. Starts off with an unexpected slow avant blues guitar piece that picks up organ and synth to sound uncannily like early Charalambides before breaking into an electric boogie that serves to conflate notions of authentic outlaw forms and clich├ęd rebel shorthand while sounding totally fucked up." - David Keenan, Volcanic Tongue

FOREST SWORDS- DAGGER PATHS MLP (olde english spelling bee, usa)
19.98usd/11.96gbp/13.26eur/1749jpy (approx)


*Wirral's Forest Swords make a textured, gauzy music as indebted to the Liverpool region's rich musical heritage as it is to the bleak-yet-beautiful coastal environment from which it was born. The result is something completely organic, sounding like a dancehall mix of Mogwai's more luscious soundscapes, Burial's sample-strewn claustrophobia, and Ennio Morricone's spaghetti western scores. The record's sweaty and thunderous dub grooves and cavernous guitar licks rub shoulders with R'n'B shuffles, dread-soaked percussion, and heady drones to create a visceral and epic sound. Dagger Paths consists of specially remastered versions of songs from the out-of-print cassette singles Miarches and Glory Gongs, along with brand new tracks. Full color pro-printed covers and insert - also includes a download coupon for the mp3 version.

RANGERS- SUBURBAN TOURS LP (olde english spelling bee, usa)
19.98usd/11.96gbp/13.26eur/1749jpy (approx)


*Rangers is Joe Knight. Suburban Tours is his debut vinyl release after a string of popular cassette albums in 2009 - including Low Cut Fades on Not Not Fun. His sound has been referred to out in blogland as 'elevator psyche' and 'mirrorball funknagogic pop' - and that's not a bad start considering his music is often bass-driven with washes of synth and prog-psych guitar riding over the top. Unlike the extended side-long collages of his cassette releases, Suburban Tours is a collection of eleven concise 'pop' songs that were written and recorded after moving to San Francisco from his native Texas. Not knowing anyone in this new locale, he describes the period after the move as being extremely lonely and plagued with near-constant rainfall. So he holed up and focused his attentions on recording a batch of songs that reflected on his suburban upbringing outside of Dallas and what he calls the 'failed connections with nature' that exist in these suburban zones (fake lighting, cranked-up air conditioning, golf courses, and gated 'communities' where everyone keeps to themselves). But despite the loneliness and melancholic themes there is a remarkable amount of color to his music. Like it's the sound of what he'd want to have playing on his headphones while riding a bike through these neighborhoods -- the sound necessary to make these places seem lively and fun. Music blog Visitation Rites hits the nail on the head when saying 'his music reflects a parallel fixation with the tape reel as a cutting board for the psychic trappings of middle class American youth.' Rangers is drawing from an entirely different set of musical influences than the rest of his peers - combining a passion for Manchester's Northern Soul sound with early '80s rock radio staples like Rush and The Police and the '70s prog-fusion of Weather Report. Plus he's got the chops to pull off this unlikely union -- in fact the cutting engineer for Suburban Tours was utterly baffled and commented that it sounded to him like a lost Steely Dan session recorded onto a mangled microcassette tape. That's a good thing, right? Full color pro-printed covers and insert - also includes a download coupon for the mp3 version.

MOON DUO- ESCAPE LP (woodsist, usa)
16.98usd/10.17gbp/11.27eur/1487jpy (approx)


*San Francisco's Moon Duo was formed in 2009 by Sanae Yamada and Erik Johnson (Wooden Shjips). Inspired initially by the legendary John Coltrane and Rashied Ali, Moon Duo counts such variant groups as Silver Apples, Royal Trux, Moolah, Suicide, and Cluster as touchstones. Utilizing primarily guitar, keyboards, percussion, and vocals, the pair plays space against form to create a primordial and disorienting sonic stew. They released two acclaimed records in 2009: the Love on the Sea 12-inch single on Sick Thirst and the Killing Time EP on Sacred Bones. Escape, their debut long-player on Woodsist, marks the fullest realization yet of the young group's evolving sound.

GANGLIANS- GANGLIANS LP (woodsist, usa)
16.98usd/10.17gbp/11.27eur/1487jpy (approx)


*shop favorite restocked… Sacramento's Ganglians want an island somewhere where they can soak in the sun and prowl the canopy by night. It's not often that they do get out, but they can get down for that. Recording sometimes as one, sometimes as four it's a real game to figure out where the entity comes from and where it's going. First and foremost it's about uncertain pleasures. It's a bit like choose your own adventure. There's 'codeine balladry'; a slightly upsetting tempo that is quickly flushed into an aural high, the next moment you're in the toy strewn abyss of the bedroom and then out to the tribal caves of the natives. The planets align and the sun beats down, palms tingling, and you are on the island they've built, the scenery constantly shifting for a better view, of you.

MENEGUAR- THE IN HOUR LP (wood
sist, usa)
16.98usd/10.17gbp/11.27eur/1487jpy (approx)


*shop favorite restocked… Switching instruments and experimenting with recording techniques, Meneguar has cooked up a totally unique (and surprising) record. The In Hour channels the spontaneity and aesthetics of Swell Maps, the pop hooks of the Zombies, and lyrical collage of Guided By Voices. Everything was home recorded at their little Xanadu in Brooklyn, Rear House, home base to Jeremy Earl's Woodsist label (Blues Control, Sic Alps, Wooden Wand, Jana Hunter) and the changing roster of Meneguar's alter egos (Woods, Shepherds). Only six months since their last record, The In Hour represents a serious departure that still holds true to the band's undeniable pop sensibility.

PINK REASON- WINONA 7” (woodsist, usa)
6.98usd/4.18gbp/4.63eur/611jpy (approx)


*shop favorite restocked… During a show with hardcore punks Hatefuck, DeBroux and company traveled to Winona, Minnesota. After a five-hour drive to the town, wasted locals, angry punks and gnarled three-legged dogs greeted them by leading them into a commandeered park. Inside the park, DeBroux found 'the ultimate punk rock experience' with townies huffing rubber glue and mohawk-brandishing kids starting fights with crusties. The show ended and the locals gave the band three dollars for their troubles. A few kids asked DeBroux and company to chip in the three dollars on a keg. Soon, the crowd dispersed and left the band with no money or place to stay. The band wound up sleeping on an island between Minnesota and Wisconsin and breaking up soon thereafter. He wrote the first Pink Reason song, 'Winona,' about this experience.' --Steve Kobak from Blastitude #25

PSYCHEDELIC HORSESHIT- SHITGAZE ANTHEMS MLP (woodsist, usa)
16.98usd/10.17gbp/11.27eur/1487jpy (approx)


*shop favorite restocked… After about a 2 year absence, Psychedelic Horseshit is back with an EP of alleged B-sides from an upcoming full length. And what has happened since we last peeked in on these 'shitgaze' innovators? Well, in parts all over the world that famous 'distorto-lo-fi-sound' has been popping up in quite open spaces. No Age has become the new Brittany Spears, Wavves crashed in outta nowhere like a mid-nineties major label grunge signing, and cute and sweet Vivian Girls are playing on the speakers in Target stores nationwide. What does this have to do with the new Psychedelic Horseshit EP? Well, nothing really, except that if you expect to hear that tried and true lo-fi sound, that is now so en vouge, you might be a little disappointed cause these boys have cleaned up a little bit, and from the sound of things this might only be the beginning. 'I only listen to OK Computer and Cranes. The Fall sucks, DIY sucks, we suck, you suck.' said Matt Horseshit in a recent interview. 'Why should anyone listen to you then?' replied the reporter. 'Because we're FUN, duh.' And even though you wanna hate 'em, you gotta admit, they kinda are fun. Matt is a dick, of course, and Rich is hilariously clueless mostly, and by all means most of the stuff on this Shitgaze Anthems EP shouldn't work, whether it be the white-boy dub section, the cliche acoustic ballad with backwards guitar, the blatant Dylan rips or the overall amateur playing, but for some reason these elements that usually reek of pretention and failure actually endear you to the band and their songs. Yes, they're called Psychedelic Horseshit. Yes, they do suck, but I'll be damned if they aren't one of my favorite bands in the world, and they're only getting better, but if I tried to tell you why it'd only make 'em sound worse. So it goes.

KURT VILE- CONSTANT HITMAKER LP (woodsist, usa)
16.98usd/10.17gbp/11.27eur/1487jpy (approx)


*shop favorite restocked… LP from Philadelphia lo-fi bedroom psych singer/songwriter Kurt Vile . Originally released on CD in 2008 on Gulcher Records. "Constant Hitmaker's songs are varied and twisted in their arrangements, but most often include exquisite melodies floating atop a bed of hissing psych-pop experiments that fall together as nearly perfect pop songs. The album is steeped in an atmosphere of four-track recording and homespun obscurity, however it frequently, almost if by mistake, references a collection of some of pop music's best: My Bloody Valentine are felt on 'Space Forklift,' Lee Hazlewood's spirit haunts 'Slow Talkers,' and Lou Reed adorns 'Don't Get Cute.' All this without mentioning the album's most distinct song, 'Freeway,' the lone studio recording and a piece of music that will become lodged in every head that hears it. Constant Hitmaker comes off a bit straighter than anything on the Siltbreeze label, but more lovingly deranged than most every other indie rock album. It's something noteworthy, no doubt, and not just because it lives up to its title." -- Skyscraper Magazine

VIVIAN GIRLS- TELL THE WORLD 7” (woodsist, usa)
6.98usd/4.18gbp/4.63eur/611jpy (approx)


*shop favorite restocked… Irresistible mix of shoegaze, punk, and '60s girl-group sounds with beautiful reverb-drenched vocals. Features three self-recorded tracks of lo-fi goodness.

WOODS- SONGS OF SHAME LP (woodsist, usa)
16.98usd/10.17gbp/11.27eur/1487jpy (approx)


*shop favorite restocked… The fourth full length by Woods, Songs of Shame, rips deeper with both 90-second and 10-minute forays into skeletal psychedelia. This is not to say the idiosyncratic songwriting style & vocalizing of Jeremy Earl is not present in spades but expanded, colored, and twisted into a tie-dye of soundscapes. Having toured incessantly over the last 12 months as a four piece (Jarvis Taveniere, G. Lucas Crane & Kevin Morby round out the band), many of the songs on Shame benefit from having been road worn, windblown, and deeply grooved.

ROBERT MARTIN- LONG GOODBYE LP (yik yak, usa)
16.98usd/10.17gbp/11.27eur/1487jpy (approx)


*Long Goodbye opens with some broken acoustic noodling that sounds like a Derek Bailey slow motion replay, over which a double-tracked cry of voices transmits mournfully, meticulously, and with an unnerving sense of purpose. From there it gets stranger and more beautiful, as Martin sings with unique abandon -- is there such a thing as sad joy? -- often wordlessly, frequently incoherently. The tunefulness of Martin's achingly beautiful voice sits in sharp contrast to the crudely played guitar, and sets Martin apart from his lamentably more 'in the know' contemporaries. There are few touchstones for the magic contained herein -- Bobb Trimble at his most wounded, Tony Caro and John's All On The First Day LP, the earliest blues recordings of Guitar Roberts -- but Martin's intensely private music is all his own. And now, ours to share. --James Jackson Toth, San Francisco, July 2007

DYLAN SHEARER- PLANTED/PLANS LP (yik yak, usa)
19.98usd/11.96gbp/13.26eur/1749jpy (approx)


*shop favorite repressed/restocked… Written, performed and recorded by Shearer in 2007, Planted/Plans is beautiful melancholic avant-pop informed by west coast luminaries such as Van Dyke Parks and Harry Partch. A nice follow-up to the Robert Martin LP (Yik Yak 013) from another Santa Cruz long-gone. Second edition of 100.

SIC ALPS/MAGIK MARKERS- SPLIT TOUR LP (yik yak, usa)
14.98usd/8.97gbp/9.94eur/1311jpy (approx)


*Repress of a December 2009 West Coast tour split 12", with different colored artwork… Sic Alps give up three tracks with help from Lars Finberg (Intelligence) and Ty Segall, the highlight being a great punched-in guitar solo from Matt Hartman that makes one song reminiscent of a Safe As Milk outtake. Markers show up with a 7ft bass player who throws the band into Guru Guru mode. Great all around. 600 copies.

FOLK, BLUES AND ROOTS


MICHAEL HURLEY- IDA CON SNOCK LP (gnomonsong, usa)
16.98usd/10.17gbp/11.27eur/1487jpy (approx)


*due to what i can only sum up as dilatory behavior, in shop for the first time some of the gnomonsong back catalog… Michael Hurley is one of the last remaining ramblin' American folk troubadours. Hobo-ing around the country, making music since the days Bob Dylan first set foot in New York City's Gaslight club, Hurley recorded his first album for Moses Ash's legendary Folkways label in 1964 and continued to release albums for both Warner Brothers and Rounder. His mid-'70s Have Moicy album was among the top ten for the decade selected by Rolling Stone magazine. While many of his contemporaries are long past their prime (or deceased), Hurley's muse is still intact. Hurley's songwriting talent hasn't gone unnoticed by a new generation of musicians. In recent years, he was invited to tour with alt-country heroes Son Volt and Lucinda Williams. He's also shared bills with Smog and Palace Brothers, played with the Giant Sand rhythm section, and has of course appeared with (and been covered by) Vetiver and appeared on their records. His songs have also been covered by indie stars Cat Power and Yo La Tengo, among others. So, the matter at hand, a new album of recordings sung and played by Hurley, backed by Ida, appropriately titled Ida Con Snock: Snock himself marvels at this 21st studio album, recorded at Levon Helms' studio in Woodstock, NY. Ida's less-is-more finesse shines on these rich recordings, melding perfectly with Hurley's playing and singing. Many of these songs are already well familiar to Hurley's devotees. There are seven originals and five loving covers of '50s rock 'n' roll, C&W, and vintage folk, each tune capturing Hurley and band at peak performance levels.

MICHAEL HURLEY- ANCESTRAL SWAMP LP (gnomonsong, usa)
16.98usd/10.17gbp/11.27eur/1487jpy (approx)


*due to what i can only sum up as dilatory behavior, in shop for the first time some of the gnomonsong back catalog… Ancestral Swamp is the 20th full-length album by legendary rambler, cartoonist, “outsider” folk singer, and guitarist Michael Hurley. It arrives just in the nick of time for the rabid Snockophile. A batch of new vittles and encores of some of his classic tunes, Ancestral Swamp bubbles with laid-back ease and tremolodic goodness. Most songs have the simplest of arrangements: Hurley singing solo, accompanied by his guitar, Wurlizter organ, or fiddle. Tara Jane O’Neil helps lend a nice touch to “El Dorado,” and Snock calls upon frequent past accomplices Dave Reisch and Louie Longmeyer for their graceful touch on sleepy winners like “New River Blues” and “Gamblin’ Charlie.” As with all Hurley’s albums, once one sets the needle down, one is put in a certain peace and place. His voice and songs are unique, shuffling with characters and visions clear and wild. With Ancestral Swamp, it seems Snock has left his front door open a bit wider than usual. If you lean in close, you can inhale a little of the vapor rising off the water, and enjoy a tale or two. Snock has personally test marketed The Ancestral Swamp” and the results are in: “The Ancestral Swamp is actually a good party record, even though fraught with dirges of dying and death.


GLOBAL SOUNDS



V/A- NIGERIA AFROBEAT SPECIAL: THE NEW EXPLOSIVE SOUND IN 1970S NIGERIA 3LP (soundway, uk)
29.98usd/17.95gbp/19.90eur/2625jpy (approx)


*Deluxe gatefold triple lp version, featuring five bonus tracks not available on the cd… This is the fourth addition to the Nigeria Special series, a project initiated in 2004 by Miles Cleret, owner of the Soundway record label. Focusing on the big-band sound dominated by wailing saxophones, brass solos and relentless poly-rhythmic grooves, Nigeria Afrobeat Special delivers a no-nonsense collection of tracks that (bar one) have NEVER been re-issued outside of Nigeria. It was Fela Kuti and his musical and political ideals that formed the core of Afrobeat's message. Fela's highly sought-after version of "Who're You?" lends this set its lead. Originally released on 7" in 1971, it would later be re-recorded at Abbey Road for his album Fela's London Scene and is re-issued here for the first time ever. The collection features Fela's rival and fellow Afrobeat veteran Orlando Julius, represented by the track "Afro-Blues" -- amazing that this has previously managed to escape re-issue. Also featured are tracks by big names on the Nigerian scene -- Eric Akaeze, Bongos Ikwue and Segun Bucknor as well as a Victor Uwaifo-produced cut by previously unknown artist Andrew "Madman" Jaga. The album also features a cut featuring Pax Nicholas, a singer whose album Na Teef Know De Road Of Teef has recently been made available after 30 years. Cleret's ambition to distinguish the blossoming music scenes of 1970s Nigeria has lent to an indispensable series of CD and LP compilations documenting the influence of western blues, rock and disco amongst artists and musicians versed in the local musical styles of highlife and juju.

V/A- NIGERIA SPECIAL VOLUME 2: MODERN HIGHLIFE, AFRO-SOUNDS & NIGERIAN BLUES 1970-76 3LP (soundway, uk)
29.98usd/17.95gbp/19.90eur/2625jpy (approx)


*Deluxe gatefold triple lp version, featuring three bonus tracks not available on the cd… The Soundway label presents a second volume in their Nigeria Special series. This volume features tracks that have been forgotten or out of print for nearly 35 years, but have since been tracked down and documented by Miles Cleret. The fruits of this arduous labor has taken over 10 years of dedication, research and travel to Nigeria, now culminating in the final part of Soundway's extensive survey of Nigeria's forgotten musical history. The range of styles on Nigeria Special Volume 2 vary from highlife to Juju and Nigerian blues in the languages of Yoruba, Igbo, Bini and Ijaw. With a peppering of "Afro" experimentation, the same musical stew pervades volume 2 as its predecessor -- some artists appear again alongside some new artists as the emphasis continues to focus on the laid-back and mid-tempo feel found on volume 1. It includes the bluesy guitar band style of The Otarus and The Peacocks International Guitar Band, sitting opposite the more uptempo sound of highlife legends Stephen Osita Osadebe (here bringing his Igbo version of the Cuban standard "Peanut Vendor") and Paulson Kalu. Progressive outfits Black Zenith's', The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination, Tunji Oyelana, The Nkengas, Opotopo and Joy Nwoso remind us that these were indeed experimental times with their fusions of jazz, highlife and in the case of Nwoso, opera!

V/A- GHANA SPECIAL: MODERN HIGHLIFE, AFRO-SOUNDS & GHANAIAN BLUES 1968-81 5LP BOX (soundway, uk)
55.98usd/33.51gbp/37.16eur/4902jpy (approx)


*shop favorite restocked… Deluxe 5LP box version containing 2 exclusive tracks not available on cd or digital download, plus two tracks previously only available on the CD version of Ghana Soundz. Includes a large, high-quality 12-page booklet stuffed with rare photos, label scans and a detailed history of the period. Ghana in the 1970s: highlife, rock, and soul collide and merge with tradition and culture. New styles meet old styles. A new generation renews old musical customs. New fashions meet old fashions, creating new fusions. Soundway presents 33 original and previously un-reissued tracks from the time: obscure A-sides, B-sides and album cuts that have resisted a second look until now. Compiler and label boss Miles Cleret travelled many times to Ghana to track down these long-lost and unavailable recordings. Ghana Special focuses on a variety of the vast number of diverse musical styles made in Ghana at that time -- a selection of 33 tracks hand-picked from a multitude uncovered over nearly 10 years of on-going research: driving around the cities of Ghana, banging on musician's doors, visiting distributors, DJs, collectors, manufacturers and shop owners. The roots of this project go back to a pair of albums named Ghana Soundz (Volumes 1 and 2), which focused solely on the "funkier" side of the same period. Alongside new artists and groups, some other works of the many musicians and producers Cleret met while researching those records are also included here. Many of these tracks have remained only in people's memories or in collections of LPs that sit unplayed: until now, of course.

V/A- TROPICAL SOUNDCLASH! 12” (sofrito specials, uk)
16.98usd/10.17gbp/11.27eur/1487jpy (approx)


*The Sofrito crew return with four more tropical bangers to heat up the dancefloor! Joining forces with the talented Tropical Treats outfit from Sweden -- responsible for the big Afrikan Rhythms 12" on Gamm -- the Tropical Soundclash! EP covers raw afro funk, heavy cumbia, Caribbean disco and hot carnival rhythms, perfect for your tropical discotheque!

FRANKIE FRANCIS AND SIMBAD- FIESTA ANGOLA 12” (sofrito specials, uk)
16.98usd/10.17gbp/11.27eur/1487jpy (approx)


*shop favorite restocked… The second summer scorcher from the Sofrito crew covering the hottest tropical dancefloor sounds from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean! Fiesta Angola sees Sofrito's resident studio wizard Frankie Francis go head to head with Simbad (Raw Fusion) to sprinkle a little magic on some classic '70s Angolan sounds -- inimitable Semba and merengue rhythms with a little twist. Housed in heavy manila sleeves with stickers and on 180 gram vinyl.

V/A- TROPICAL DISCOTHEQUE EP VOL. 2 12” (sofrito specials, uk)
16.98usd/10.17gbp/11.27eur/1487jpy (approx)


*shop favorite restocked… The first of two summer scorchers from the Sofrito crew covering the hottest tropical dancefloor sounds from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean! After the success of Tropical Discotheque Volume 1 (rated as one of the re-edits of 2008 by Gilles Peterson), the second volume unleashes some heavy afro funk, deranged highlife disco, bumping Latin and hot Caribbean boogie -- all on one 12! Housed in heavy manila sleeves with stickers and on 180 gram vinyl.

V/A- THAI BEAT A GO VOLUME 2: GROOVY 60'S SOUNDS FROM THE LAND OF SMILE! LP (subliminal sounds, sweden)
27.98usd/16.75gbp/18.57eur/2450jpy (approx)


*Finally on vinyl, volume two of the legendary Thai Beat compilation including 7 (!) awesome, previously-unreleased tracks! Incredible and ultra-rare recordings from Thailand in the 1960s. The amazing Thai Beat A Go-Go Volume 2 concentrates on Shadow music string bands, cosmic surf instros, mad garage/beat, mystic go-go organs, wild guitar rave-ups, psychedelic mind-benders, and exotic female singers -- funky and soulful, with extreme sensuality and emotions, surreal and groovy, all with a totally otherworldly Thai flavor. Experience the blossoming Bangkok night club scene with the exotic bar and lounge go-go bands! These recordings have a sound that's completely inexplicable despite the use of standard rock instrumentation and song structures, combining a fascinating and primal version of rock n' roll, surf, and RnB, sometimes all in one song. Don't miss this ultimate, wild rockin' Thai '60s compilation. Limited edition of 1,000 copies worldwide. Housed in a beautiful full-color gatefold sleeve.

V/A- THAI BEAT A GO VOLUME 1: WILD AND ROCKIN' SOUNDS FROM THE LAND OF SMILE! LP (subliminal sounds, sweden)
28.98usd/17.35gbp/19.24eur/2538jpy (approx)


*shop favorite restocked… the legendary Thai Beat compilation, originally released in 2004, including two awesome previously-unreleased tracks! Incredible and ultra-rare recordings from Thailand in the 1960s. The amazing Thai Beat A Go-Go, which concentrates on red-hot Thai curry rock n' roll, Shadow music string bands, cosmic surf instros, mad garage/beat, mystic go-go organs, wild guitar rave-ups and psychedelic mind-benders, exotic female singers, funky and soulful with extreme sensuality and emotions, surreal and groovy, all with a totally otherworldly Thai flavor. Experience the blossoming Bangkok night club scene with the exotic bar and lounge go-go bands! These recordings have a sound that's completely inexplicable despite the use of standard rock instrumentation and song structures, combining a fascinating and primal version of rock n' roll, surf, and r 'n' b -- sometimes all in one song. Don't miss this ultimate wild rockin' Thai '60s compilation. Limited edition of 1,000 copies worldwide. Housed in a beautiful full-color gatefold sleeve.

V/A- THAI FUNK VOL. 2 CD (zudrangma, thailand)
26.98usd/16.15gbp/17.91eur/2362jpy (approx)


*Once again, ZudRangMa comes up trumps with a hand picked selection of the maddest, dirtiest funk grooves from '70s Thailand. Limited edition promo issue, compiling the pick of Thai funk, fusing folk vocal styles with western funk and rock. Housed in individual cloth hand stitched bag with full colour fold out poster of record labels and sleeves. With some bizarre cover versions including 'Kung Fu Fighting,' 'Jingo,' 'Play That Funky Music (White Boy)' and 'Lady Marmalade' -- but like you've never heard them before. Also a trailer load of original killers. Compiled by Maft Sai and even better than the first volume.


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