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The Rise of ChaosPressed On Blue And Orange Colored Vinyl
Heavy metal pioneers ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album! The Rise Of Chaos is the band's 4th studio release through Nuclear Blast will continue the tradition of its three predecessors - Blood Of The Nations, Stalingrad, and Blind Rage - with grandeur and precision.
The Rise Of Chaos is something I have been thinking about often. Wherever we go - there is some hidden as well as some visible destruction and it kind of changes the world we know. What was there today - can be gone tomorrow and it's somehow irritating, because it happens on so many levels and no one knows what comes next. The cover is our last stage set - but now clearly destroyed - like after a catastrophe - Wolf Hoffmann1. Die By The Sword
2. Hole in the Head
3. The Rise of Chaos
5. No Regrets
6. Analog Man
7. What's Done is Done
8. Worlds Collide
9. Carry the Weight
10. Race to Extinction$34.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bloodstone & Diamonds"I cannot even begin to tell you how proud we are
of this album. It's been a heck of a ride. It looked
like it might not ever happen again at one point,
but man, this album is a milestone for us. You're
going to love it Head Cases." - Robb Flynn
Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD, will release their
eighth full-length album and Nuclear Blast Entertainment
debut, Bloodstone & Diamonds! The record was
once again produced by Robb Flynn himself and Juan Urteaga
(TESTAMENT, VILE), and like the last 7 out of 8 albums,
was masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson (FEAR FACTORY, SLIPKNOT, BEHEMOTH, DEVILDRIVER).
Additional tracking, editing, and mixing was done with heavy
metal legend Andy Sneap (EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ARCH
ENEMY, ACCEPT, MEGADETH) and Steve Lagudi.
" bloodstone and diamonds represent two of the hardest materials on earth, it is also a lyric from the opening track of the album 'Now We Die'. In many cultures the bloodstone has been used as an amulet to protect against evil, and is the symbol of justice. Diamonds and are the hardest natural material on earth (which is how we feel about our music), and it also represents the diamond logo I drew 22 years ago (in my wife's apartment on Dover St. in Oakland) that has become the symbol for the band." - Robb FlynnLP 1
1. Now We Die
2. Killers & Kings
3. Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones
4. Night Of Long Knives
5. Sail Into The Black
6. Eyes Of The Dead
1. Beneath The Silt
2. In Comes The Flood
3. Damage Inside
4. Game Over
5. Imaginal Cells
6. Take Me Through The Fire$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
LowLimited Edition Pressing On Gold Vinyl
Low is Testament's sixth studio album, originally released in September of 1994. This is the first Testament album to feature John Tempesta on drums and James Murphy on guitar. Low was produced by RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE knobs-man Garth Richardson and mixed by Michael Wagener (Motley Crue, Megadeth, Metallica, Ozzy, Accept and more).1. Low
2. Legions (In Hiding)
3. Hail Mary
4. Trail Of Tears
5. Shades Of War
7. Dog Faced Gods
8. All I Could Bleed
10. Chasing Fear
12. Last Call (Instrumental)$22.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Laughing StockVirtually ignored upon its initial release, Laughing Stock continues to grow in stature and influence by leaps and bounds. Picking up where Spirit of Eden left off, the album operates outside of the accepted sphere of rock to create music which is both delicate and intense; recorded with a large classical ensemble, it defies easy categorization, conforming to very few structural precedents.1. Myrrhman
2. Ascension Day
3. After The Flood
5. New Grass
6. Runeii$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Speaker Stand - ST35For use with Elan 15 and Epic 1 Speakers
Designed to accommodate the smaller Epos bookshelf speakers - like the new ELS 8 and M5i, the ST35 metal stand is both elegant and functional and is available in a choice of either black or silver.
Their performance particularly improves the bass performance of small speakers and their open frame design helps to build an exceptional sound stage, with no shortage of presence. They are dynamic and solid and designed to be acceptable in most domestic settings.
The ST35 speaker support stands 58.5 cm high and has a solid 4mm thick top plate. It has a solid 4mm bottom plate which is rounded on the front edge and tapered at the back and features an Epos badge at the front. Three heavy gauge steel columns make up the supports, the larger of which has the added advantage of a discreet cable management channel.
The ST35 does not allow sand to be added to the columns. They are supplied in a self-assembly format complete with optional top and bottom spikes, that are adjustable.
This product not eligible for discount.$275.99ST35 Speaker Stand Buy Now
Colliding By DesignPressed On Colored Vinyl
Rise Records presents Acceptance's long-awaited second LP, Colliding By Design. Featuring the song Diagram of a Simple Man.1. Diagram of a Simple Man
2. Colliding By Design
3. We Can Escape
4. Come Closer
7. Fire and Rain
10. When I Was Cursed
11. Golden$18.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Pro-Ject Phono Box E - Black
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For MM Cartridges
Today, many amplifiers do not have a specific phono cartridge input. Phono Box E is an ideal phono preamplifier for these hifi systems. Phono Box E accepts MM cartridges and offers an audiophile music experience at an entry-level price. Advanced circuitry and SMD construction keep noise and distortion at a surprisingly low level. A built-in internal shielding and an outboard DC power supply leave no risk for external interference. Because of its small casing, Phono Box E can be placed near the turntable. Input and output sockets are gold-plated for preservation of quality. Phono Box E can be connected easily to a line-input (AUX etc) of your amplifier.$59.00Phono Box E Buy Now
Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970Limited Edition Colored Vinyl
This new edition of Murray Lerner's recording of The Who's legendary performance at the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival features newly remastered and remixed sound to finally give this amazing concert the quality release it deserves. Accept no substitute and play it loud!1. Heaven And Hell
2. I Can't Explain
3. Young Man Blues
4. I Don't Even Know Myself
7. It's A Boy
9. Amazing Journey
11. Eyesight To The Blind
13. The Acid Queen
14. Pinball Wizard
15. Do You Think It's Right
16. Fiddle About
17. Tommy Can You Hear Me
18. There's A Doctor
19. Go To The Mirror
20. Smash The Mirror
21. Miracle Cure
22. I'm Free
23. Tommy's Holiday Camp
24. We're Not Gonna Take It$39.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Send Them All To HellThe German PANZER, the Teutonic Heavy Metal trio, is comprised of yet three undisputed genre legends: Vocalist & bass-player Schmier, best known as frontman of DESTRUCTION and HEADHUNTER, guitarist Herman Frank (ACCEPT, VICTORY) as well as drummer Stefan Schwarzmann (ACCEPT).
The initial idea was born when drummer Stefan Schwarzmann, who has relocated to Switzerland about seven years ago, had a chat with the owner of renowned Swiss club Z7 in Pratteln. The two tried to figure out a way to fill the empty space within touring and recording, the venue has been facing with its most frequently playing bands. To make a long story short: Nobert Mandel (owner of Z7) had the idea of a trio, with both Stefan and Herman in it. The only vacancy for bass and vocals wouldn't stay open for long, as Stefan had the phone number and mail address of DESTRUCTION's Schmier right at hand - and so "The German Panzer" was born!
Commented vocalist & bass-player Schmier: "When Stefan Schwarzmann, drummer of ACCEPT and an old friend came to me with the idea of putting a band together, I first thought he tried to fool me hahaha! But the idea sounded amazing from the beginning and after the first meeting with Herman Frank, the German guitar legend, that everybody knows from his work with ACCEPT and VICTORY and Stefan, we realized really fast, that this team could really kick some serious ass together. And Instead of talking too long about it, we started writing songs right away and within some weeks had half of the album recorded and it sounded wicked! We don t wanna re-invent the metal-wheel. We play the music we love, easy as that and it's great fun cause we all dig this shit since we are teenagers!
Naming a band after fierce war machinery might seem a bit off for some, but if you take a look at the lyrics, this is picture perfect. The lyrics provoke, criticize and are part of the art. "My lyrics criticize... I don t pray," adds Schmier.
And as difficult as the search for a name was at first, with all members being German die-hards and organizers of the Teutonic scene, The German PANZER seemed to be the name everybody remembers right away.
As for the album title, »Send Them All To Hell« was almost mandatory, as these are the first words to be heard on the record, with Schmier whispering them into the mic. With the exception of one track that feature all three members, all songs are written entirely by Herman Frank and Schmier.
If you like it heavy, more melodic or if you dig Speed Metal, then The German PANZER will hit right on - Or to say it with Herman Frank: "No left - no right! Just straight forward like a Panzer!1. Death knell
2. Hail and kill
3. Temple of doom
6. Mr. Nobrain
8. Virtual collision
9. Roll the dice
10. Bleed for your sins
11. Murder in the skies (Gary Moore Cover)$28.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
All SmilesWith their Fearless Records debut, All Smiles, Sworn In weaves intensity and authenticity throughout their unique blend of heavy and aggressive music to touch on personal topics such as dysphoria, body dysmorphia, emotional masochism, manipulation, disassociation, and depersonalization. Playing off the album title, the biggest theme found throughout the 11-track record, is the act of smiling and how it plays into these various topics.
Produced by Kris Crummett (Sleeping With Sirens, Dance Gavin Dance, Issues), All Smiles delivers a very emotional, and oftentimes painfully honest, work of art - ultimately bringing to light the hidden parts of oneself that you may go out of the way to hide from the world, and even yourself, and learning to love and accept the aspects of yourself that may be perceived as negative.1. Make It Hurt
2. Don't Look At Me
3. All Smiles
5. Mirror Fear
7. Cry Baby
8. The Smiling Knife
9. Dread All
10. Closer To Me
11. Cross My Heart$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
USB Dac 25.3
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We significantly upgraded the award winning dac25.2 to the dac25.3. The upgrade was to the USB input which now accepts 24bit/96kHz signals. The dac25.3 is natively compatible with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 and Mac OS X.
Today an increasing number of music lovers are buying storing and listening to music through their computer, media server, or personal music player (iPod). Many are also digitally distributing their music using a sonos, squeezebox, or one of a host of digital music distribution systems available on the market. This is a great way to explore and appreciate music but generally it's done at the expense of sound quality. Until now music lovers have been forced to rely on the inferior digital to analog converters (DACs) and sounds cards contained in those devices. As a result, their musical enjoyment has dramatically suffered. We designed the dac25.3 to directly address this problem and to significantly improve the sound quality of the music played on these systems.
By uniting a state of the art digital to analog converter with a tube output we produce the clarity and precision of a 24bit DAC with the warm rich open sound people love of tubes. The dac25.3 has 4 digital inputs which can accept any coax (s/pdif), optical, XLR (AES/EBU), or USB digital input from an iPod transport, computer, media server, sonos, squeezebox, CD/DVD in stereo transport, or music hall's own cd35.2 compact disc player, and it will output two channel stereo analog.
The dac25.3 features the latest texas instruments (formerly burr-brown) PCM 1796 24bit/192kHz, advanced segment, stereo audio digital to analog converter. This processor features 123dB dynamic range an 8 x oversampling digital filter and just 0.0005% thd. The dac25.3 upsamples to either 96kHz or 192kHz which is user selectable on the front panel. To achieve the best sound we use an advanced asynchronous reclocking and anti jitter control system upstream of the PCM 1796 DAC. For this system we are using the philips 74HC574 in conjunction with the ti SRC4192 asynchronous sample rate converter whose master clock is a high precision active crystal oscillator. The dac25.3 also features a large r-core high current oversize power transformer. A headphone output is provided for convenient personal listening.
This product is not eligible for discount.$595.99Music Hall USB DAC 25.3 Buy Now
InriFrom dark and primitive origins comes this highly refined and directed musical statement, both aesthetically and musically wrought from the primal polarities of angst, rendered into simple but effective fast, furious, and cryptic black metal.
Similar in many ways to Sodom or Massacra, this music features floating highspeed riffs from which pseudopods of dogmatic rhythm emerge to stamp out their defiant message. The last seconds of the title track, Fuck you...fuck you!...fuck you, Jesus Christ exemplify the paradox of this album: raw punkness contrasting with the need for ideology.
Guitar seems haphazard, solos in the afterthought tradition of Bathory and early Burzum, but delivers the rapid trembling hand rhythm of soaring metallic riffs and melodies.
Underneath bangs a primitive and ill-programmed mechanistic beat which might be dubbed Rudiments of Rhythmic Awareness for Context and left to the abyss. How are these riffs? Simple fluid note wraparounds racing toward a tonal note...some center...some context...or maybe simply giving up. They fit in a narrow compositional sense of lucidity in this entity, alone, and work together for the power of its unique countenance.
At their core musicians inspired by punk music, Sarcofago blend with their hardcore the moron-rock destructiveness and theatrical pro-Satan anti-life program of heavy metal black metal bands, creating an over-the-top image imbued in the anti-aesthetic style of resistance and hatred to all which would accept it, protecting virus of dark spiritual nature to recipient human listeners. Variations of few elements project ideas: some profound, some careless, some inspired, some vapid.
- American Nihilist Underground Society1. Satanic Lust<
2. Desecration Of Virgin
5. Christ's Death
7. Ready To Fuck
9. The Last Slaughter$29.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
"Hadreas unifies his lyrical and musical ambitions
into the most forthright, ornate, lustrous and 'pop'
moment of his career....sounds like triumph. "
- Pitchfork on "Queen" BEST NEW TRACK
"Mike Hadreas doesn't so much accept the crown
as snatch it out from the air." - DIY
"Immeasurably cathartic.... Perfume Genius has
never sounded this furious and confident."
Over the course of two astonishing albums, Perfume
Genius, aka Seattle native Mike Hadreas, cemented
his place as a singer-songwriter of rare frankness,
creating songs that, while achingly emotional, offered
empathy and hope, rather than any judgment or
handwringing. Sparse, gorgeous and with Hadreas'
quavering vocals often only accompanied by piano,
they were uncommonly beautiful tales of a life lived
on the dark side - scarred, brutalised, yet ultimately,
slowly but surely reclaimed.
Too Bright, however, is something else altogether.
Less self-conscious, and less concerned with
storytelling and easily-digested melodies, it is a
brave, bold, unpredictably quixotic exploration
of what Hadreas calls "an underlying rage that
has slowly been growing since ten and has just
begun to bubble up". Recorded with Adrian Utley
of Portishead and featuring John Parish on several
tracks, it is a stunning about-face which brings to
mind audacious career-shift albums like Kate Bush's
The Dreaming or Scott Walker's Tilt, records which
walk the tightrope between pure songwriting and
overt experimentation.1. I Decline
4. No Good
5. My Body
6. Don't Let Them In
9. I'm A Mother
10. Too Bright
11. All Along$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Smokin' Hearts & Broken GunsShaman's Harvest achieved significant success with the independently released Shine album, which featured Dragonfly. The hit song rose to number #16 on Billboard's Active Rock chart and #9 at Heritage Rock, selling over 130,000 singles and 30,000 albums. To date, the video has been viewed 2.3 million times on YouTube. Additionally, the composition was featured on the soundtrack of the major motion picture Legendary. In 2010, Shaman's Harvest recorded Broken Dreams for the WWE as the theme song for wrestler Drew McIntyre, and cut End of Days as the entrance track for Wade Barrett and The Corre.
The new album features an exclusive unplugged version of "Dragonfly," and the new single "Here It Comes." The songs are cinematic, and offer audio beds for flashback memories or present experiences that are our lives. Lead singer Nathan Hunt states, Whether they're driving down the highway, at work, or doin' the nasty, these songs should be the soundtrack. I think people will accept the diversity from song to song whether it's a riff rock vibe like 'Here It Comes' or it's a darker, emotional anthem such as 'Ten Million Voices' without categorizing Shaman's.1. Dangerous
2. Here It Comes
3. Ten Million Voices
4. Blood In The Water
5. The End Of Me
6. Country As Fuck
8. Dirty Diana
9. In The End
10. In Chains
11. Silent Voice
12. Dragonfly (Extended Unplugged Version)$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Star WarsStar Wars is the Grammy-award winning band's ninth studio album and its first since 2011's The Whole Love.
The new album was recorded at the band's Chicago loft and features 11 original Wilco-penned tunes. Wilco is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, and its label dBpm has recently released two anniversary-related collections: Alpha Mike Foxtrot, a box set of rarities and What's Your 20?, a compilation of studio tracks from the band's first eight albums.
"We've been feeling very fortunate lately being reminded of how long we've been able to do this," Tweedy said. "We believe one of the primary reasons for our good fortune has been our audiences reaction to our impulse to be heard and our habit of erring on the side of that desire to override financial ambition. Not that we don't enjoy getting paid. We do. But this is a recommitment to the idea that music is more important to our lives. Art is more worthy of our striving. And fun is more sustaining than cash. It's not intended to be a comment on the music business, just one band's wish to give our fans a jolt of joy: a fun surprise. In that spirit we hope you will accept this gift and if not, well, maybe next time."1. EKG
3. Random Name Generator
4. The Joke Explained
5. You Satellite
6. Taste the Ceiling
7. Pickled Ginger
8. Where Do I Begin
9. Cold Slope
10. King Of You
11. Magnetized$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-REL-42717xDillinger Escape Plan
Calculating InfinityApparently, Dillinger has solved the complex equation asked of their album title and the answer is strange and complex. Oddly enough, Relapse is marketing this as math metal, a term that almost fits. Having enjoyed Dillinger's bombastic, grindy punk debut mini-album, Calculating Infinity seems ten times more explosive and brilliant, as it spews forth anger and venomous misery in a way that is comparable only to spontaneous combustion. Continuing to expand upon the ultra-aggressive, deliciously technical approach they adopt toward grind and hardcore, the band has fully embraced its amazing knack for rhythmic melody on tracks like *# and Weekend Sex Change. Fear not Dillinger fans, for there is enough uncontrolled hatred and violence on this release to satisfy five bands, let alone New Jersey's native sons.
This album is both screechingly abrasive, as evident on Clip the Apex... Accept Institution, and morbidly beautiful, with the Slint-ish acoustic passages of The Running Board. Destro's Secret contains such an amazing progressive dance between guitar and bass that one could only compare it to the mighty Cynic. The drumming rates near the top of any extreme metal drumming, combining an offbeat jazz style with an aggressive Cryptopsy-like technical approach. The vocals are raw, disturbing, and creepy causing a strange chill to crawl up the spine. Who will appreciate Dillinger then? The eclectics and musicians who understand the complexity of the band and genius chaotically held within.1. Sugar Coated Sour
2. 43% Burnt
3. Jim Fear
5. Destro's Secret
6. The Running Board
7. Clip the Apex...Accept Instruction
8. Calculating Infinity
9. 4th Grade Dropout
10. Weekend Sex Change
11. Variations on a Cocktail Dress$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Boo BooAfter 7 years of touring and recording, I found myself becoming self conscious about my position in life as a"famous" person, or at least my version of whatever that is. My dreams had become my reality, yet I was somehow unable to accept this new environment. I couldn't help but fall into what might be described as an identity crisis. A feedback loop of fearful thoughts left me feeling confused. I felt as though I no longer knew what it was that I actually wanted and needed in and out of life, and at times I felt unable to even tell what was real.
During this time of personal turmoil, I turned to music as a form of therapy, and it helped me cope with the pain that I was feeling. I'd listen to the same ambient song over and over again, trying to insulate myself from reality.I fell in love with space again.
By the time I felt ready to begin working on a new record,I knew that this idea of space within music would be something that propelled my new work forward. The artists that were influencing what I was making included everyone from Travis Scott to Daft Punk, Frank Ocean to Oneohtrix Point Never, Kashif and Gigi Masin. I recognized that the common thread between these artists was their attention to a feeling of space, or lack thereof.I decided that I wanted to make a Pop record with these ideas in mind. That idea for a record is what eventually became Boo Boo.LP 1
2. No Show
3. Mona Lisa
5. Don't Try
2. Girl Like You
3. You and I
5. Inside My Head
6. W.I.W.W.T.W.$20.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
So Tonight That I Might SeeMazzy Stars second album, originally released in 1993 and featuring the classic hit Fade Into You, is the bands near-universally accepted high water mark. A beautiful, gently psychedelic, folk-rock album and one of the greatest alternative records of the 1990s, featuring Hope Sandovals ethereal vocals and the fine guitar work of David Roback.1. Fade Into You
2. Bells Ring
3. Mary Of Silence
4. Five String Serenade
5. Blue Light
6. She's My Baby
9. Into Dust
10. So Tonight That I Must See$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Con Todo El Mundo (Pre-Order)Formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald "DJ"
Johnson on drums; globetrotting Texan trio Khruangbin present their
second album 'Con Todo El Mundo.'
Whereas their 2015 debut album 'The Universe Smiles Upon You' was
influenced by 60s and 70s Thai cassettes and compilations of southeast
Asian pop, rock and funk, 'Con Todo El Mundo' hops east over
India to take inspiration in similarly under discovered funk and soul
sounds of the Middle-East, particularly from Iran. Laura Lee explains
the album's title: "My grandpa would always ask me 'Como me quieres?'
('how much do you love me'?), and he'd only ever accept one
response. 'Con todo el mundo' (With all the world)."
Throughout 'Con Todo El Mundo', Laura Lee's melodic low-end
theory, Mark's lyrical, free-role guitar lines, and DJ's ever-steady,
ever-ready backbeat form something greater than their parts. A
vibe-synchronous soul-unit travelling the planet, honing their craft,
absorbing the sights, sounds and feels from cultures across the globe,
processing them through the Khruangbin filter and gifting the result...
with all the world.1. Como Me Quieres
2. Lady and Man
3. Maria TambiÉn
4. August 10
5. Como Te Quiero
6. Shades of Man
7. Evan Finds the Third Room
8. A Hymn
10. Friday Morning$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
So Tonight That I Might SeeMazzy Stars second album, originally released in 1993 and featuring the classic hit Fade Into You, is the bands near-universally accepted high water mark. A beautiful, gently psychedelic, folk-rock album and one of the greatest alternative records of the 1990s, featuring Hope Sandovals ethereal vocals and the fine guitar work of David Roback. Reissued on 180 gram vinyl with deluxe tip-on jacket and printed innersleeve.1. Fade Into You
2. Bells Ring
3. Mary Of Silence
4. Five String Serenade
5. Blue Light
6. She's My Baby
9. Into Dust
10. So Tonight That I Must See$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
TroubleThe first thing you might notice about Hospitality's sophomore album
Trouble is what you don't hear. The process of completing Trouble
was, for the band, one of learning to accept silence, to let that empty
space exist no matter what it might awaken or evoke. You could catch
glimpses of these dark and unexplored places in the margins of
Hospitality's 2012 self-titled debut, but they are at the very heart of
Trouble. If you listen closely, you can hear a band pushing against their
own boundaries and limitations until they find the very air around
them subtly but perceptibly changed.
In its lyrics and its musical construction, Trouble is an album that
wonders about the mysteries that lurk just beyond our field of vision.
Slyly and sympathetically, Papini ponders a Saturday afternoon fishing
trip as a wrenching interplay of life and death, the perfect blue sky at
an air show as a setting for a soured romance. Papini elaborates: "Most
of the songs are about everyday environments that arouse anxiety or
unease. The ocean isn't meant for people; we aren't supposed to be
there, and some of the animals that live there are much bigger and
faster than we are in the water. I think a lot of the songs deal with this
'out of place' kind of theme, feelings of unease and the questions of
what is under you or what surrounds you."
The album unfolds like a walk on the beach or a journey to a place
you didn't know you were going. Perhaps a darker sound overall, but
Trouble begins with the trademark Hospitality pop then unfurls to
reward the listener with the more expansive stripped-down
instrumentation of side B. And here, again, is that distinctively present
silence, creating a space where an undulating synthesizer feels as alive
and mysterious as a single voice in a room.1. Nightingale
2. Going Out
3. I Miss Your Bones
5. Rockets and Jets
7. It's Not Serious
8. Last Words
10. Call Me After$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
RemembranceRemembrance is the Software Recording Co. debut from Baton
Rouge's Suicideyear (born James Prudhomme). Written and
produced between Florida and Louisiana during the summer and
fall of 2013, Remembrance recalls those southern U.S. landscapes
and Prudhomme's experiences across eight songs equally
intimate, intoxicating and mercurial.
We first fell in love with Suicideyear by way of his Japan mixtape, a
remarkable convergence of ATL trap beats and mid-late century
American minimalism that turned and twisted more than a few
heads. Software's own label head Daniel Lopatin was privy to an
eerily similar convergence at an All Tomorrow's Parties festival one
year earlier in which two performers, Big Boi and Terry Riley,
converged at a nearby Burger King. When James revealed his
childhood adoration for Speakerboxxx, we knew it was on.
Prudhomme wrote Remembrance while reflecting on themes of
love and loss against the backdrop of the deep American south he
calls home. Remembrance deals with letting go, Prudhomme
explains. The name stems from my attempt to accept the loss
and difficulty of the past year without dwelling, instead trying to
James' experiences of reflection and resolution led to the vivid,
emotionally charged production that makes up Remembrance.
Alive with an idiosyncratic sense of melodic space, his repertoire
eschews a topical palette for a personal aesthetic that offers a
visceral love letter to abstraction. Prudhomme references both
forms we know to exist ("Caroline", "U S" and "When You Sleep")
and speculates on how they can be newly realized ("I Don't Care
About Death Because I Smoke" and "Hope Building A").
Remembrance proves a mature turn for Prudhomme without
discounting his wisdom - and experience - already beyond his
years. His obsessive focus on construction, attention to detail and
elusive self-reflection is embodied in a music devoid of language.
That it speaks so clearly tells us its the real thing.1. I Don't Care About Death Because I Smoke
4. Hope Building A
6. U S
8. When You Sleep$14.99Vinyl EP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-GLA-1146xLittle Green Cars
EphemeraLittle Green Cars' sophomore album, Ephemera, produced by Rob Kirwan, (Hozier) is a gorgeous grown-up about, well, growing up. A dozen exquisitely-crafted, exceptionally-sung songs shimmer with the myriad emotions the band has been through - restlessness, regret, love, heartbreak, hope & acceptance among them. Now all in their early 20s, the band have spent the last 3 years of their lives touring with Hozier, Jake Bugg & others on the heels of their widely acclaimed 2013 debut, Absolute Zero.1. The Song They Play Every Night
2. You vs Me
3. Easier Day
4. The Garden Of Death
6. Clair de Lune
7. Ok Ok Ok
8. The Party
9. I Don't Even Know Who
10. Good Women Do
11. Winds Of Peace
12. The Factory$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Before And After ScienceOriginally released on the Polydor label in December 1977, 'Before and After Science' continued to break new ground with sonic experimentation and bold forays into ambient music. Musical contributors include Phil Collins and Percy Jones from Brand X, Jaki Liebezeit from Can, Moebius & Roedelius from Cluster / Harmonia and Robert Wyatt. It features 10 songs including the single 'Kings Lead Hat', which is generally accepted to be Brian's homage to then-emerging Talking Heads.1. No One Receiving
3. Kurt's Rejoinder
4. Energy Fools The Magician
5. Kings Lead Hat
6. Here He Comes
7. Julie With
8. By This River
9. Through Hollow Lands (For Harold Budd)
10. Spider And I$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now