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"Deeply melancholic and subdued,
music to embrace in the deep of a
sleepless night." - The Quietus
"Euphoric and transparent."
- The Wire
"There is something oddly
otherworldly and plaintive about the
whole thing." - Drowned In Sound
World-renowned as one of experimental music's most vital and
impressionistic composers of the past few decades, William
Basinski's tape loop works have been especially influential,
particularly on the historic series, The Disintegration Loops,
where distorted, orchestral tape samples burrow deep into the
listener's psyche through meditative repetition. On his new album,
A Shadow In Time, Basinski plunges deeper than ever for the
plaintive, solitary eulogy to David Bowie, aptly titled "For David
Robert Jones." Conversely, the title track, "A Shadow In Time," is
a subtle, celestial escalation of melody and drone. The result is
one of the most truly transcendent pieces of music he has ever
committed to - or wrung from - tape.
William Basinski is a classically trained musician and composer
who has been working in experimental media for over 30 years in
NYC and most recently, California. Employing obsolete
technology and analogue tape loops, his haunting and
melancholy soundscapes explore the temporal nature of life and
resound with the reverberations of memory and the mystery of
time. His epic 4-disc masterwork, The Disintegration Loops
received international critical acclaim and was one of Pitchfork's
Top Albums of the Decade. Basinski was chosen by Music
Director, Antony Hegarty to create music for the Robert Wilson
opera, The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic which had its
world premiere at the Manchester International Festival in July
2011 and toured Europe in 2012 and North America in 2013.1. A Shadow In Time
2. For David Robert Jones$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Along The ShadowInfluential American post-hardcore band Saosin has announced they will release their first new material since 2009 and first ever full-length album with original singer Anthony Green, Along the Shadow, via Epitaph.
Saosin's earliest beginnings packed a full career's worth of creativity and momentum into one short year, with a scene-defining blend of heady artistic intellectualism and passion. But as history tells it, Green left Saosin after the release of Translating the Name, the 2003 debut EP that set the blueprint for the band's sound. Saosin went on to release two major label albums with singer Cover Reber, Saosin (Capitol, 2006), and In Search of Solid Ground (Virgin, 2009). Since leaving, Anthony Green has been a part of the band Circa Survive.
But with Green's return in 2014, after performing together for the first time in 10 years, Along the Shadow is an adventurous rush of energy; equal parts confidence and vulnerability. It is the total musical experience of the classic Saosin line up: vocalist/lyricist Anthony Green, guitarist Beau Burchell, bassist Chris Sorenson, and drummer Alex Rodriguez. Sorenson produced Along the Shadow and Burchell engineered, with Green's longtime collaborator Will Yip (Circa Survive, Title Fight, mewithoutYou) handling vocal production. Along the Shadow is the homecoming of Green whose instantly recognizable signature vocals and ambitious creative energy fuels an accomplished body of work. It is an album that straddles the line between metalcore angst and melodic experimentalism; a perfect balance of what makes Saosin's music both pretty and brutal.1. The Silver String
2. Ideology is Theft
3. Racing Toward a Red Light
4. Second Guesses
5. Count Back from TEN
6. The Stutter Says A lot
7. Sore Distress
8. The Secret Meaning of Freedom
9. Old Friends
10. Illusion & Control
11. Control and The Urge to Pray$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ShadowsFrom the Press Release:I felt very free going into making this album. It was a solo mission, on my terms, my time, my choices, says Lenka. Previously my music was focused on being uplifting and energizing. For this album, I shifted to create a lullaby soundtrack for myself, my child and everyone out there. I have always loved albums that one can fall asleep to; an experience I enjoyed a lot growing up. Those songs drift into your unconscious like no others.
Tracks like Nothing Here But Love, an unbridled paean to the power of love, and After the Winter, a celebration of spring and the hope it holds that features Tracy Bonham on violin, offer a welcome respite from a rattled world. Two Heartbeats is an ethereal slice of life written from the perspective of an unborn child (and features the in utero heartbeat of Lenka's son)
The album has is soothing moments, to be sure, but Shadows also grapples head-on with separation (Faster With You), loss (the heartbreaking Nothing) and the fears that keep young and old awake at night (Monsters). The Shadows are imprints and remnants of the big life stuff happening to me right now, she explains. I have been reflecting a lot as things change around me. Birth, death, love, regrets, innocence, dreams, independence, connection.
Lenka plays a variety of instruments throughout, including keyboards, wurli, glockenspiel and vibraphone, and recorded the album in New York, Montreal, Toronto and her hometown of Sydney.
In Australia, Lenka reunited with Tom Schutzinger, whom she had originally worked with when both were members of acclaimed Australian electronic/ambient band Decoder Ring. Schutzinger produced No Harm Tonight as well as Heart To The Party, a track he and Lenka co-wrote.
After leaving Decoder Ring and moving to the States, Lenka released her self-titled debut album in 2008. It entered Billboard's Heatseekers chart at #3 and contained The Show, a No. 1 single at radio in three countries that has had a very long life. It was the pivotal song in the 2011 film Moneyball and Billy Crystal sang The Show during his opening monologue for the 2012 Oscars. The Show has also been heard in promotional spots for Ugly Betty, Old Navy, Coca-Cola, Apple and Crate & Barrel commercials, and on Dancing With The Stars and Grey's Anatomy.1. Nothing Here But Love
2. Faster With You
3. Heart To The Party
4. After the Winter
5. Find A Way to You
7. No Harm Tonight
8. Two Heartbeats
11. The Top Of Memory Lane$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Shadows In The NightColumbia Records announces Bob Dylan's new studio album, Shadows In The Night. Featuring ten tracks, the Jack Frost-produced album is the 36th studio set from Bob Dylan and marks the first new music from the artist since 2012's worldwide hit Tempest.
Upon Columbia's announcement of the album's release, Bob Dylan commented, "It was a real privilege to make this album. I've wanted to do something like this for a long time but was never brave enough to approach 30-piece complicated arrangements and refine them down for a 5-piece band. That's the key to all these performances. We knew these songs extremely well. It was all done live. Maybe one or two takes. No overdubbing. No vocal booths. No headphones. No separate tracking, and, for the most part, mixed as it was recorded. I don't see myself as covering these songs in any way. They've been covered enough. Buried, as a matter a fact. What me and my band are basically doing is uncovering them. Lifting them out of the grave and bringing them into the light of day."
As Columbia Records Chairman Rob Stringer explains, "There are no strings, obvious horns, background vocals or other such devices often found on albums that feature standard ballads. Instead, Bob has managed to find a way to infuse these songs with new life and contemporary relevance. It is a brilliant record and we are extremely excited to be presenting it to the world very soon."1. I'm A Fool To Want You
2. The Night We Called It A Day
3. Stay With Me
4. Autumn Leaves
5. Why Try to Change Me Now
6. Some Enchanted Evening
7. Full Moon And Empty Arms
8. Where Are You?
9. What'll I Do
10. That Lucky Old Sun$20.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
Walking In The ShadowsPressed On 140 Gram White / Red Speckled Vinyl
First Album In 30 Years
"Walking In The Shadows" is a true pedigree Heavy Metal classic. Make no mistake British Metal legends Grim Reaper have returned with a storming slab of metal. This is an adrenaline fuelled release! Metal fans will not be disappointed. True to their roots this is true heavy metal, fist pumping, sing-along, great riffs and great songs
Grim Reaper's first album 'See you in Hell' was released in 1984 and distributed worldwide through RCA records, selling over ¼ million copies within the first few days! In 1985 their 2nd album 'Fear no Evil' was released and 3rd album 'Rock you to Hell' in 1987, on RCA records, both receiving as much attention as the first. All 3 albums, to date, have never left the shelves and have been re-released countless times.
Grim Reaper are back!LP 1
1.Wings Of Angels
2.Walking In The Shadows
4.I'm Coming For You
6.Call Me In The Morning
1.Rock Will Never Die
4.Now You See Me
6.Come Hell Or High Water
$37.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-UNI-1279xThe White Buffalo
Once Upon A Time In The West2012 release from singer/songwriter Jake Smith and his White Buffalo project. The songs on Once Upon A Time In The West are rooted in everyday struggles, on both epic and personal scales, with elements of Blues, Country & Western, Folk, and Classic Rock.
The influences of story-tellers like Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, Townes Van Zandt, Elliot Smith, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Bad Religion shine through. The album ranges in themes from slices of life in the shadows to coming out of a battlefield to dark heroic fantasies.1. Ballad Of A Deadman
2. How The West Was Won
3. The Pilot
4. One Lone Night
5. Sleepy Little Town
6. BB Guns And Dirtbikes
7. The Bowery
8. Wish It Was True
9. Hold The Line
10. Good Ol' Day To Die
11. Stunt Driver
12. The Witch
13. I Am The Light$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Order Of TimeValerie June's highly anticipated second album, The Order of Time, is set for release via Concord Records. On this enthralling and illuminating leap forward, the Tennessee-bred, Brooklyn-based songwriter weaves electric blues, African rhythms, cosmic atmospherics and delicate soul into an inventive and wholly original rumination on love, family, struggle and the passing of time. Produced by Matt Marinelli (Bad Brains), The Order of Time features twelve original songs all written by June.
Musically, June has refined and expanded her sound on the new album finding space from her previous work in its artful, self-assured restraint and overall cohesion. The collection's finely sketched character studies brim with richness and detail while June's ethereal, wide-open soundscapes provide a sterling backdrop for her remarkable Southern gospel and honey voice. Lyrical touch points such as 'dancing shadows,' 'hot suppers,' 'curious neighbors,' and 'holy water' draw the listener in and root these songs with density and weight.
The "inevitability of change" and "time as the ruler of Earth's rhythm," is the album's foundation, explains June. "And the knowledge that with resilience and faith things can work out."
"Long Lonely Road" is a reflective and somber lament as June's voice reverberates over ringing guitar and unhurried drums, whereas the entrancing blues of "If And" internalizes regret in the face of time's relentless churn. On the spiritual "Astral Plane," June's mystical vocal takes an otherworldly turn, whereas the sumptuous string arrangement on "With You," is reminiscent of Nico's most affecting work. Norah Jones adds her distinctive vocals to three tracks and "Shake Down" sparkles with background vocal contributions from her father, Emerson Hockett and brothers, Patrick and Jason Hockett.
The Order of Time follows June's 2013 breakout LP, Pushin' Against a Stone that established her as one of America's "most intriguing, fully formed new talents" according to the New York Times. She garnered praise from NPR, "a singular performer" and New York Magazine, "a powerful singer and a blunt, bruising songwriter." June also made memorable appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS Saturday Morning, Rachael Ray, and Austin City Limits. She has toured with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and Sturgill Simpson, and performed at Newport Folk Festival, Carnegie Hall, and much more.1. Long Lonely Road
2. Love You Once Made
3. Shake Down
4. If And
5. Man Done Wrong
6. The Front Door
7. Astral Plane
8. Just In Time
9. With You
10. Slip Slide On By
11. Two Hearts
12. Got Soul$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Time Further Out: Miro ReflectionsNumbered Limited Edition!
Time Further Out continues the Dave Brubeck Quartet's exploration of unusual time signatures that began on the ensemble's definitive 1959 album Time Out. Accompanied by an all-star cast, the esteemed pianist arranging tunes according to the number of beats per bar, in the process rewriting rhythmic rules and dance steps. In fact, the tracks are ordered by the number of beats per bar, starting with It's a Raggy Waltz and Bluette in 3/4, Charles Matthew Hallelujah in 4/4, Far More Blue and Far More Drums in 5/4, Maori Blues in 6/4, Unsquare Dance in 7/4, Bru's Boogie Woogie in 8/8, and concluding with Blue Shadows in the Street in 9/8.
Like the original Time Out album, Time Further Out's cover features a work of modern art: a painting by Spanish artist Joan Miro. Mastered from the original analog tape by George Marino at Sterling Sounds in New York and pressed at RTI in Camarillo, California, this record has never sounded so alive or immediate. A must-have jazz benchmark.
This title is not eligible for discount1. It's A Raggy Waltz
3. Charles Matthew Hallelujah
4. Far More Blue
5. Far More Drums
6. Maori Blues
7. Unsquare Dance
8. Bru's Boogie Woogie
9. Blue Shadows In The Street$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
You Must Believe In SpringYou Must Believe In Spring is an album by jazz pianist Bill Evans recorded in August 1977. This well-rounded set features the highly influential pianist Bill Evans in a set of typically sensitive trio performances. With his longtime bassist Eddie Gomez and his drummer of the period, Eliot Zigmund, Evans explores such songs as We Will Meet Again, Jimmy Rowles's classic The Peacocks and the Theme from M*A*S*H. It's a solid example of the great pianist's artistry.
In Evans' hands, melodies and time signatures are often more whispered, more shadowed, than stated, as in the opening B Minor Waltz (For Ellaine) and the somber, reflective title track, which blossoms, after Gomez' mid-song solo. Evans boasted such a unique, unmistakable touch-emotional and beautiful and even soft, but never sweet. As a rule, Evans could pick up the program from an elementary school chorus festival and play it inventively and beautifully. This set is no exception.1. B Minor Waltz (For Ellaine)
2. You Must Believe In Spring
3. Gary's Theme
4. We Will Meet Again (For Harry)
5. The Peacocks
6. Sometime Ago
7. Theme From M*A*S*H$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Music Is Painting In The Air 1974-1977Music Is Painting In the Air is a collection of new mixes and unheard music from Sensations' Fix's prolific output between 1974 and 1977. Revered as one of the great articulations of progressive music, Music Is Painting In the Air offers guide posts to those familiar with Sensations' Fix's amorphous catalog and an approachable primer to those just journeying on the sensational trip.
The story of Sensations' Fix begins - and never quite ends - with Franco Falsini. Born in Florence, Italy in 1948, Falsini became a teenage rock 'n' roll convert through a steady supply of 45s sent home by his London-based sister. Following his sister's footsteps to swinging 60s London, Falsini put his love of music into practice, fronting a space blues trio that riffed its way from the UK back to Italy in a Ford Transit.
Falsini became smitten by Vinnie Sherman, an American woman working as a waitress at a nightclub in Florence where Falsini was holding down a residency. The newlywed lovers made their way to Alexandria, Virginia in the summer of 1969. Arriving on August 15th, the first day of Woodstock, a spirit of freedom filled Falsini and fueled his creative proclivity.
Falsini blazed a trail for home recording that has impressed upon inward resourcing and reflecting musicians and DIY enthusiasts in the decades since. A technology stalwart, Falsini employed a floor model MiniMoog and a tricked-out Teac 4-track machine to transform the Virginia basement of the house shared with Sherman into a cosmic conduit and launch pad for Sensations' Fix.
The reach for space from a personal place is nowhere more apparent than on Fragments of Light, early basement recordings solicited by Falsini as deal demos and surprisingly flipped into the first of six Sensations' Fix albums released over the next five years. The up-close fidelity of Fragments - coupled with Falsini's emotive guitar leads and sparse, sentimental vocals - creates a private quality that separates the album from other extravagant progressive rock productions contemporary to its 1974 release.
Relocating back to Italy on the heels of Fragments' release, Falsini, alongside drummer Keith Edwards and bassist Richard Ursillo (both American expats), charged through another two Sensations' Fix albums, Portable Madness in 1974 and Finest Finger in 1976, and a stunning solo album Cold Nose (Naso Fredo) in 1975. Without marketing or tour support to expose Sensations' Fix to a wider European audience, Falsini and his band of psychedelic renegades left Italy for the golden shores of California and their possible salvation. In 1977, Sensations' Fix released Vision's Fugitive on an independent label and fulfilled their major label obligation shortly after with Boxes Paradise.
Falsini spent the next couple decades between New York City and Paris, creatively contentedly creating above par electro-pop (The Antennas) before returning to Florence to launch the Interactive Test dance music label. Meanwhile, the legend of Sensations' Fix grew. On his 2002 album, The Private Press, DJ Shadow sampled from two Sensations' Fix songs. More recently, Sonic Youth curated a career retrospective titled Sensational Fix at Life Gallery in Saint-Nazaire France.
For Music is Painting in the Air, Falsini and his son Jeyon set forth on a year-long voyage to restore and revisit the original Sensations' Fix analog tapes. Honoring Falsini's tradition of autonomy, this collection, as with the majority of the Sensations' Fix catalog, was mixed solely by Falsini. The sequence is chronologically defiant, encouraging the listener to free associate the recurring themes' origins and immerse in the body of music as its own universe.
Once this celestial body suit is occupied, it becomes apparent why the forward-thinking yet emotionally-accessible quality of Sensations' Fix's music is still finding the universal audience for which its intended. Falsini's disregard for time and insistence on reinvention provides an infinite reach for his music. The end-goal was seemingly unmarketable by the industry then, but perfectly harmonious with a culture constantly evolving now.LP1
1. Barnhause Effect
2. Cold Nose Part 3, 4th Movement
3. Leave My Chemistry
5. Grow On You
6. Scraping Delay
7. Warped Notions Of A Practical Joke (Instrumental)
8. Dark Side of Religion
9. Cosmic Saudade
10. Cold Nose Part 3, Movement 2
11. Fragments of Light
12. Into The Memory
1. Cold Nose Part 3, Movement 5
2. C'e Nessuno
4. Moving Particles
5. Cold Nose Part 3, Movement 3
6. Music Is Painting
7. Left Side Of Green
8. Chelsea Hotel (Room 625)
9. Fix A Water Fountain (Instrumental)
10. Leave My Chemistry
11. Overflowing Ashtrays
13. Cold Nose Story
14. Slow Motion Movie
15. Fortune Teller
16. Fortune Teller Coda$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Mountain Has Fallen EP'The Mountain Has Fallen EP features collaborations with Nas, Danny Brown, Academy Award-winning composer Steven Price and a brand new solo composition.
'The Mountain Has Fallen' starts with Systematic, DJ Shadow and Nas' first-ever collaboration together. The song debuted during the season premiere of HBO's Silicon Valley in April. Horror Show finds Shadow and Danny Brown collaborating for the first time over a jagged, haunting soundscape. Good News is a brand new composition, reminiscent of some of Shadow's more free-form, fractured work found on 2016's 'The Mountain Will Fall' full-length.
The EP closes with Corridors, a piece featuring Academy Award-winning composer Steven Price (who scored the 'Gravity' film). Shadow is a massive fan of his work, and Price wrote and programmed the string parts on the song.
From the start of my last album, I envisioned collaborating with other instrumentalists who operate outside of the bass and hip-hop realms, ultimately working with the amazing Nils Frahm and Matthew Halsall. Like many, I had always been enthralled by the soundtrack for the film 'Gravity,' and went about connecting with Steven purely as a fan. I was overjoyed when the opportunity to combine on a song came to pass. His ability to harness orchestral elements and join them with a sound design aesthetic made my contributions seem almost effortless, which is the mark of a fruitful partnership. - DJ Shadow, on Corridors
Turns out sometimes you should meet your heroes. Working with Josh to create 'Corridors,' hearing musical ideas and phrases come back to me twisted and skewed through the filter of his unique sensibilities, was an amazing experience. The mark of a good collaboration is when the track heads off in a direction you could never have imagined when working on your own, and no one puts a track together like DJ Shadow. It was an honour to work with him. - Steven Price, on Corridors1. Systematic (feat. Nas)
2. Horror Show (feat. Danny Brown)
3. Good News
4. Corridors (feat. Steven Price)$16.99Vinyl EP - Sealed Buy Now
The PassageMuch had changed in the Iron Man camp during the short year separating their sophomore album, 1994's The Passage, from its rightfully acclaimed predecessor, Black Knight. On the personnel front, drummer Ron Kalimon had been replaced by Gary Isom (later of Unorthodox, Spirit Caravan, and Pentagram) and first album vocalist Rob Levey deposed (on the Hellhound label's insistence!) for the technically more accomplished Dan Michalak, but the latter's histrionic vibrato (think a junior Messiah Marcolin) could come off a little comically forced at times, ironically making him an acquired taste, just like his precursor. At least on the musical front, however, the band's guitarist and creative mastermind Alfred Morris III could still be counted upon to guide Iron Man (rounded out by returning bass player Larry Brown) down the (mostly) straight and narrow doom path without commercial dilution or unnecessary distractions. Resulting highlights included the LP's emphatic opener The Fury (an homage to Black Sabbath's Neon Knights in more ways than one), the short, sweet, and savage Iron Warrior, and the memorable instrumental Tony Stark (which of course borrows the alias for that iron-plated Marvel Comics superhero; get it?). Meanwhile, the discreet synthesizers fleshing out Waiting for Tomorrow's intro showed that Iron Man weren't entirely averse to modernization, either, but they sure as hell weren't leaping to embrace it. Also, The Passage put a little more emphasis on slower doom numbers -- see Unjust Reform, Harvest of Earth, and the rather toothless Time of Indecision -- which, while more authentically traditional in nature, didn't pack nearly as much of a punch as the band's speedier efforts. Nevertheless, The Passage helped establish Iron Man's mighty reputation far and wide to doom-loving hordes across the globe, and it was indeed a shame that the group would wait half-a-decade before capitalizing on this with a third album, 1999's Generation Void.
- Eduardo Rivadavia (All Music Guide)1. The Fury
2. Unjust Reform
3. The Gargoyle
4. Harvest of Earth
5. The Passage
6. Iron Warrior
7. Freedom Fighters
8. Waiting for Tomorrow
9. Time of Indecision
10. Tony Stark
11. End of the World$23.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Generation Void3rd full length album by Iron Man.
Maryland-spawned doom titans Iron Man seemed to drop off the face of the earth after their first two albums, 1993's Black Night and 1994's The Passage, shook the heavy metal world by the scruff of its neck and forced it to bang any head that didn't already bang, as Metallica would have put it. With little rhyme or reason, all of five years would elapse until the group's return to activity via 1999's Generation Void LP, squandering any upward momentum Iron Man might have attained, but belatedly proving that they remained a force to be reckoned with when they actually showed up. So let's take it from the top: most fans and critics would agree that Iron Man's strengths always lay in energized doom templates, and the latest songs cut from that cloth on this album, such as On the Mountain, Boston Strangler, and As the Gods Have Spoken, definitely didn't disappoint this time around, either. At the same time, less orthodox new offerings like Forever Yours and Shadows of Darkness continued to broaden Iron Man's creative resources with leaner heavy metal styles (the N.W.O.B.H.M., for example) and rock-based qualities, revealing that the intervening years of inactivity didn't elapse without some sonic transformation. In fact, stately metal ballads like Winds of Change and the album's title track recalled classic mid-'70s efforts by Judas Priest like Beyond the Realms of Death (with the added benefit of Morris' transcendent soloing), and, alongside tougher numbers like Survivor and King of Kings, which could very well have passed for Stained Class outtakes, they qualified Generation Void as the first Iron Man album where the band's deep-seated Black Sabbath influences were dethroned by another band's. But, given the typically strong material that resulted, there was little cause for complaint, especially from Iron Man's long deprived fan base, which would amazingly have to put up with another Rip Van Winkle-like ten years before getting their gauntlets on the band's fourth studio album, 2010's I Have Returned.
- Eduardo Rivadavia (All Music Guide)1. On the Mountain
2. Boston Strangler
4. King of Kings
5. Winds of Change
6. Generation Void
7. As the Gods Have Spoken
8. Ironica Blue
9. Forever Yours
10. Shadows of Darkness
11. Juggernaut$23.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
EndtroducingWhat resonated about Endtroducing when it was released in 1996, and what makes it still resonate today, is the way in which it loosens itself from the mooring of the known and sails off into an uncharted territory that seems to exist both in and out of time. Davis is not only a master sampler and turntablist supreme, he is also a serious archeologist with a world-thirsty passion for seeking out, uncovering and then ripping apart the discarded graces of some other generation, that pile of broken dreams, and sewing them back together into a tapestry of chronic bleakness and beauty. - Eliot Wilder1. Best Foot Forward
2. Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt
3. The Number Song
5. What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 4)
7. Stem/Long Stem
8. Mutual Slump
9. Organ Donor
10. Why Hip-Hop Sucks In '96
11. Midnight In A Perfect World
12. Napalm Brain/Scatter Brain
13. What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1 - Blue Sky Revisit)$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Concert of the Century - A Tribute to Charlie Parker
First Time Available On Wide Release Vinyl
Pristinely Restored 1980 Live Recording
6 Of The Greatest Jazz Legends In Their Prime
180 Gram Audiophile 2LP Vinyl With Gatefold
On a cold November evening in 1980, 3000 jazz fans filled the Salle Wilfrid Pelletier Hall of Place des Arts
in Montreal, Quebec to attend what promised to be, a swinging evening featuring six of the biggest names
in bebop. Billed The Concert of the Century - A Tribute to Charlie Parker, and under the direction of
Dizzy Gillespie - one of the best jazz trumpeters of all time - the event featured legendary performers:
Hank Jones - piano, Ray Brown - bass, Milt Jackson - vibes, Philly Joe Jones - drums and James Moody
on tenor sax and flute. Local club owner Roue Doudou Boicel, who produced the concert, had the foresight
to record the concert in its entirety. A limited quantity bootleg LP of the concert soon appeared and then
disappeared from the marketplace, those tapes lay dormant for over 30 years.
This historic recording opens with rapturous applause that sets the tone with Dizzy's own "Blues 'N' Boogie.
"Also featured are several classic standards - some more well known then others - including "Darben The
Redd Foxx," "Time On My Hands," "Get Happy," "The Shadow Of Your Smile" and "Stardust." All the players are
at the top of their game and having a blast, as evidenced by the banter and repartee between songs.
Concert of the Century, pristinely restored and remastered, features two tracks that weren't on the original
pressing from the early '80s - Ralph Rainger's "If I Should Lose You" and an incredible eight minute bass
solo by Ray Brown.LP 1
1. Blue 'n' Boogie
2. If I Should Lose You
3. Darben the Redd Foxx
4. Time On My Hands
1. Get Happy
2. The Shadow of Your Smile
3. Bass Solo/Manhã de Carnaval/Work Song (featuring Ray Brown)
4. Stardust$26.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Betty DavisOne can hardly imagine the genre-busting, culture-crossing musical magic of Outkast, Prince, Erykah Badu, Rick James, The Roots, or even the early Red Hot Chili Peppers without the influence of R&B pioneer Betty Davis. Her style of raw and revelatory punk-funk defies any notions that women can't be visionaries in the worlds of rock and pop. In recent years, rappers from Ice Cube to Talib Kweli to Ludacris have rhymed over her intensely strong but sensual music.
There is one testimonial about Betty Davis that is universal: she was a woman ahead of her time. In our contemporary moment, this may not be as self-evident as it was thirty years ago - we live in an age that's been profoundly changed by flamboyant flaunting of female sexuality: from Parlet to Madonna, Lil Kim to Kelis. Yet, back in 1973 when Betty Davis first showed up in her silver go-go boots, dazzling smile and towering Afro, who could you possibly have compared her to? Marva Whitney had the voice but not the independence. Labelle wouldn't get sexy with their "Lady Marmalade" for another year while Millie Jackson wasn't "Feelin' Bitchy" until 1977. Even Tina Turner, the most obvious predecessor to Betty's fierce style wasn't completely out of Ike's shadow until later in the decade.
Ms. Davis's unique story, still sadly mostly unknown, is unlike any other in popular music. Betty wrote the song "Uptown" for the Chambers Brothers before marrying Miles Davis in the late '60s, influencing him with psychedelic rock, and introducing him to Jimi Hendrix - personally inspiring the classic album 'Bitches Brew.'
But her songwriting ability was way ahead of its time as well. Betty not only wrote every song she ever recorded and produced every album after her first, but the young woman penned the tunes that got The Commodores signed to Motown. The Detroit label soon came calling, pitching a Motown songwriting deal, which Betty turned down. Motown wanted to own everything. Heading to the UK, Marc Bolan of T. Rex urged the creative dynamo to start writing for herself. A common thread throughout Betty's career would be her unbending Do-It-Yourself ethic, which made her quickly turn down anyone who didn't fit with the vision. She would eventually say no to Eric Clapton as her album producer, seeing him as too banal.
In 1973, Davis would finally kick off her cosmic career with an amazingly progressive hard funk and sweet soul self-titled debut. Davis showcased her fiercely unique talent and features such gems as "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up" and "Game Is My Middle Name." The album Betty Davis was recorded with Sly & The Family Stone's rhythm section, sharply produced by Sly Stone drummer Greg Errico, and featured backing vocals from Sylvester and the Pointer Sisters.1. If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up
2. Walkin Up The Road
3. Anti Love Song
4. Your Man My Man
5. Ooh Yeah
6. Steppin In Her I. Miller Shoes
7. Game Is My Middle Name
8. In The Meantime$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
DisconnectTV Ghost's third full-length for In The Red, Disconnect is a journey to the center of dreams. The Lafayette, Indiana, band displays a newfound maturity, incorporating churning rhythms and psychedelic drone into a lush torrent of gaseous keys, sprawling guitars and eerie melody. Think Porcupine-era Echo and the Bunnymen and Tago Mago-era Can run through a Cure Pornography blender.
"TV Ghost's 2009 debut LP, Cold Fish, is a maelstrom-10 hectic songs ripped out in 25 minutes. Stuffed to the seams with wiry guitars, trembling keyboards, crashing beats, and Tim Gick's mad-man warble, it has the creepy tension of a post-punk haunted house where the Cramps, the Scientists, or Pere Ubu might leap out from the shadows at any moment. The band deftly balances precision and abandon-every moment sounds lunatic and unhinged, yet no track collapses into complete anarchy.
"That abandon has subsided a bit on Mass Dream, which doubles the length of its predecessor despite having only one more track. That's by design-Gick says that his intent was to "space things out more, let the songs breathe." And while I miss Cold Fish's farther-flung moments, the band has countered that loss with songs that are deeper and more open. Now, along with all the post-punk echoes rattling around, unexpected reference points pop up. At times I hear the enervated drama of Echo & the Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch, or the stridency of Ian Svenonius during his Nation of Ulysses days. And TV Ghost prove as adept at stark dread as they are at fevered bedlam...."
- Pitchfork1. Five Colors Blind
3. Placid Deep
5. Dread Park
7. A Maze of Death
8. Cloud Blue Moments
9. Others Will Be Born
10. Siren$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Last Splash (Red Vinyl)Translucent Red Vinyl
Following the departure of Tanya Donelly, the breakup of The Pixies, and the return of Kelley Deal to the fold, The Breeders' hit the alternative big time with their second record, and its hit singles Cannonball, Divine Hammer, and Saints. The last Breeders album of the 1990s, as Kelley suffered and recovered from drug addiction and Kim found a new outlet in The Amps, Last Splash went platinum and brought Kim Deal's massive song writing talents out from behind the shadow of Black Francis. On translucent red vinyl!1. New Year
3. Invisible Man
4. No Aloha
6. Do You Love Me Now?
8. I Just Wanna Get Along
9. Mad Lucas
10. Divine Hammer
14. Drivin' On 9
15. Roi (Reprise)$23.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Funkadelic (Colored Vinyl)
Limited Edition Of 500 Red & Blue Vinyl In A Deluxe Classic Style Jacket
The 1970 debut from Detroit's nastiest, most shredding progenitors of funk-rock. Funkadelic formed in the late '60s and, in addition to Clinton, included the blazing guitar of Eddie Hazel, organist Mickey Atkins, rhythm guitarist Tawl Ross, and drummer Tiki Fulwood. Though firmly rooted in funk and soul, Funkadelic incorporates a dark psychedelic element, influenced by Hendrix and Sly Stone, to create a sound that was unparalleled at the time. Sampled by everyone from DJ Shadow to Ice Cube, Funkadelic still sounds fresh today and is the first solid example of George Clinton's eccentric genius.1. Mommy, What's A Funkadelic?
2. I Bet You
3. Music For My Mother
4. I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody's Got a Thing
5. Good Old Music
6. Qualify and Satisfy
7. What Is Soul$23.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
FunkadelicThe 1970 self titled debut from Detroit's nastiest, most shredding funk-rock group. Arising from the ashes of George Clinton's Plainfield, New Jersey-led R&B group, The Parliments, Funkadelic formed in the late '60s and, in addition to Clinton, included the blazing guitar of Eddie Hazel, organist Mickey Atkins, rhythm guitarist Tawl Ross and drummer Tiki Fulwood. Though firmly rooted in funk and soul, Funkadelic incorporated a dark psychedelic element, influenced by Hendrix and Sly Stone, to create a sound that was unparalleled at the time and since. Sampled by everyone from DJ Shadow to Ice Cube, De La Soul and the Beastie Boys, Funkadelic still sounds fresh today and is the first solid example of George Clinton's eccentric genius.1. Mommy, What's a Funkadelic?
2. I'll Bet You
3. Music For My Mother
4. I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody's Got a Thing
5. Good Old Music
6. Qualify and Satisfy
7. What is Soul$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Fear Of A Black PlanetRanked 300/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.
Fear of a Black Planet was produced by the Bomb Squad and features the hit singles, "Fight the Power,"
"Welcome to the Terrordome" and Flavor Flav's "911 Is a Joke."
Fear of a Black Planet, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015, finished #300 on Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and
was added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry in 2005. The album is certified platinum by the RIAA for more than one million
shipped, peaking at No. 10 on the Billboard 200. Writes Wax Poetics editor-in-chief Torres in the liner notes, "Though it sits in the shadow of It Takes a
Nation of Millions to Hold us Back, Fear of a Black Planet is a formidable contender for one of the finest hip-hop albums ever recorded."1. Contract On The World Love Jam (Instrumental)
2. Brothers Gonna Work It Out
3. 911 Is A Joke
4. Incident At 66.6 FM [Instrumental]
5. Welcome To The Terrordome
6. Meet the G That Killed Me
8. Anti-Nigger Machine
9. Burn Hollywood Burn (featuring Ice Cube)
10. Power To The People
11. Who Stole The Soul?
12. Fear Of A Black Planet
13. Revolutionary Generation
14. Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya, Man!
15. Reggie Jax
16. Leave This Off Your Fu*kin Charts (Instrumental)
17. B Side Wins Again
18. War At 33 1/3
19. Final Count Of The Collision Between Us And The Damned (Instrumental)
20. Fight The Power$34.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Descended Like VulturesRogue Wave's 2005 album Descended Like Vultures is now back in print on vinyl! Historians, rock critics and sports announcers have all spent plenty of time waxing poetic about the sophomore slump, but don't waste any time pulling out that reference for Descended Like Vultures, Rogue Wave's second album for Sub Pop. While the album defies expectations as much as it defies the odds, singer/guitarist Zach Rogue knows the score: "That's the whole thing with the title," he admits. "It' like waiting for the other shoe to drop this perception that everyone around you is going to turn their back."
A related adage is that you have your whole life to write your first album and a year to write your second, but Rogue had anything but writer's block after completing Out Of The Shadow and seeing it re-released by Sub Pop in 2004 (the original, limited pressing was released on the band's own label in early 2003). In fact, the group entered the studio at the end of March with more than enough material for a full-length (three albums worth, to be exact).
"I've wanted to record records for years and years, so really, it's like someone opened the door for me to get started," explains Rogue. "I feel like Descended Like Vultures is actually the beginning this is really where we start." Though Rogue assembled the Oakland, CA, quartet which includes fellow multi-instrumentalists Pat Spurgeon (focus: drums), Gram LeBron (guitar) and newest member Evan Farrell (bass) in late 2002, Descended Like Vultures is the first time the band's leader has ever made a record with a whole group in the studio. The band spent 10 days with Bill Racine (who also produced Out Of The Shadow with Rogue) at Supernatural Sound in Oregon City, OR, resulting in the creation of 11 tracks that journey through a dreamy landscape inspired by several decades of classic rock and pop (from Fleetwood Mac to Neil Young to My Bloody Valentine.)
The Mark Kozelek-esque "California" and the XTC-flavored "Catform," which sports Rogue's most dazzling vocal performance to date both feature cold yet inspired examinations of human nature informed by Rogue's experiences on the road. For the first time as an entire unit, Rogue Wave went out of its way to create a free-flowing album that includes equal amounts of tension, release and resolution. In the process they have made a brilliantly layered, expertly crafted album that changes shape with repeated spins.1. Bird On a Wire
2. Publish My Love
3. Salesman At the Day of the Parade
5. Love's Lost Guarantee
8. Are You On My Side
9. Medicine Ball
11. Temporary$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Last Ship
11th Studio Album From the 16-Time Grammy® Award Winner
The Last Ship is inspired by Sting's forthcoming play of the same name and explores the central themes of homecoming and self-discovery, drawing upon his memories of growing up in the shadow of the Swan Hunters Shipyard in Wallsend. His personal reminiscences illuminate universal truths - the complexity of relationships, the passage of time and the importance of family and community - to form an affecting, complex parable for our modern times.
The play, in which Sting has been creatively immersed for nearly three years, debuts on Broadway in 2014 and is a collaboration with Tony Award winners Joe Mantello (director; Wicked, Other Desert Cities), John Logan (writer; Red, Skyfall) and Brian Yorkey (writer; Next to Normal). The Last Ship tells the story of the demise of the shipbuilding industry in 1980s Newcastle which had, for so long, shaped and overshadowed the city, its development, and its community.
The Last Ship album is produced by Rob Mathes (Sting, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Lou Reed, Carly Simon) and engineered and mixed by Donal Hodgson.1. The Last Ship
2. Dead Man's Boots
3. And Yet
4. August Winds
5. Language of Birds
6. Practical Arrangement
7. The Night the Pugilist Learned How To Dance
8. Ballad of The Great Eastern
9. What Have We Got? (feat. Jimmy Nail)
10. I Love Her But She Loves Someone Else
11. So To Speak (feat. Becky Unthank)
12. The Last Ship (reprise)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
South Of The EarthLimited Edition Features Etching On Side Four
Rising out of the same Maryland/DC mean streets as fellow US doom pioneers Pentagram and The Obsessed, IRON MAN was formed in 1988 as a Black Sabbath tribute band by guitarist Alfred Morris III, whose musical career began in 1977 with mysterious proto-doom cult FORCE. Al's legendarily heavy, unearthly guitar tone was already much in evidence on FORCE's ultra-rare 1981 debut EP - and it has only deepened, hardened, improved and refined in the ensuing 32 years.
Signed to the legendary underground doom label Hellhound Records, IRON MAN released the stellar 'Black Night' debut in 1993, followed by 'The Passage' in 1994, before line-up and label instability forced the band into a late 90s wilderness period. They re-emerged in 1999 with 'Generation Void', before another extended hiatus. This time it took a full ten years before Al reassembled the indestructible IRON MAN with yet another new line-up for the aptly-named return-to-form 'I Have Returned' on Shadow Kingdom.
South of the Earth is, without question, Iron Mans strongest, heaviest release to date. The time has come for a wider audience to finally appreciate the grinding majesty of this true underground phenomena.1. South Of The Earth
2. Hail To The Haze
3. The Whore In Confession
4. The Worst And Longest Day
5. Aerial Changed The Sky
6. IISOEO (The Day Of The Beast)
7. Half-Face/Thy Brother's Keeper (Dunwich Pt 2)
8. In The Velvet Darkness
9. The Ballad Of Ray Garraty$37.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now