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  • Atomizer Atomizer Quick View

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    Atomizer

    Big Black was started by Steve Albini in 1982 while he was attending Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Lungs, the first Big Black release was recorded by Steve on a borrowed 4-track. He played everything on the EP himself - except the sax bleating courtesy of pal John Bohnen and the drums courtesy of Roland. Soon after, Steve recruited Jeff Pezzati (Naked Raygun) on bass, and Santiago Durango (also Naked Raygun) joined them on guitar. In 1983, together with live drummer Pat Byrne, they recorded the Bulldozer EP. By 1984, the band had done some touring and recorded the Racer X EP and the start of the Il Duce 7". After that, Jeff returned to Naked Raygun and was replaced by Dave Riley. In 1985, Big Black recorded their first full-length, Atomizer, as well as finishing the Il Duce 7". Atomizer was released in 1986 along with the release of the Hammer Party compilation CD. In 1987, the Headache EP and Heartbeat 7" were released. That same year, the band recorded and released the 7" of The Model/He's A Whore as well as their second full-length album, Songs About Fucking. They toured extensively (for Big Black). And they broke up.
    1. Jordan, Minnesota
    2. Passing Complexion
    3. Big Money
    4. Kerosene
    5. Bad Houses
    6. Fists of Love
    7. Stinking Drunk
    8. Bazooka Joe
    9. Strange Things
    10. Cables (Live)
    Big Black
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  • Black Elvis / Lost In Space Black Elvis / Lost In Space Quick View

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    Black Elvis / Lost In Space

    Import

    Kool Keith is an American rapper from The Bronx known for his surreal, abstract and often profane or incomprehensible lyrics. Kool Keith has recorded prolifically both as a solo artist and in group collaborations. After being part of the legendary hip hop formation Ultramagnetic MC's he debuted in 1996 as a profound solo artist. He is generally considered to be one of hip-hop's most eccentric and unusual personalities.


    By the big audience Kool Keith is mostly known as the voice of the number Smack My Bitch Up by the Prodigy, a fragment used without his consent.


    Black Elvis/Lost in Space is the fourth studio album by mc Kool Keith, but recorded under the alias of Black Elvis. This is the first album performed under this alias.


    Kool Keith uses very complex rhymes on various subject matters from Black Elvis' viewpoint on half of the album and on the other half elaborates on space travel and being lost in space. This is the first album for which Keith handled all of the production, although drum programming was done by Kutmasta Kurt and Marc Live.

    LP 1
    1 Intro
    2. Lost In Space
    3. Rockets On The Battlefield
    4. Livin' Astro
    5. Supergalatic Lover

    6. Master Of The Game
    7. I'm Seein' Robots
    8. Static


    LP 2
    1. Intro 2
    2. Black Elvis
    3. Maxi Curls
    4. Keith Turbo
    5. Fine Girls
    6. The Girls Don't Like The Job

    7. Clifton
    8. All The Time
    9. I Don't Play

    Kool Keith
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  • Lungs (EP) Lungs (EP) Quick View

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    Lungs (EP)

    1.Steelworker

    2.Live in a Hole

    3.Dead Billy

    4.I Can Be Killed

    5.Crack

    6.Rip
    Big Black
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  • Songs About Fucking Songs About Fucking Quick View

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    Songs About Fucking

    The final full-length from one of the most influential bands ever to come out of Chicago. Steve Albini, Santiago Durango, and Dave Riley lay down 13 tracks of unrelenting bombast.
    1. Power of Independent Trucking, The
    2. Model, The
    3. Bad Penny
    4. L Dopa
    5. Precious Thing
    6. Columbian Necktie
    7. Kitty Empire
    8. Ergot
    9. Kasimir S. Pulaski Day
    10. Fish Fry
    11. Pavement Saw
    12. Tiny, King of the Jews
    13. Bombastic Intro
    14. He's a Whore
    Big Black
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  • Bulldozer EP Bulldozer EP Quick View

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    Bulldozer EP


    Remastered By Steve Albini And Bob Weston At Chicago Mastering


    Big Black was started by Steve Albini in 1982 while he
    was living in Evanston, Illinois, and attending Northwestern
    University. Lungs, the first Big Black release, was recorded by
    Steve in 1982 on a borrowed 4-track. He played everything on
    the EP himself except the sax bleating courtesy of pal John
    Bohnen and the drums courtesy of Roland. Soon after, Steve
    recruited Jeff Pezzati (Naked Raygun) to help him out on bass.
    Santiago Durango (Naked Raygun) joined them on guitar. In
    1983, together with live drummer Pat Byrne, they recorded the
    Bulldozer EP. It was initially released in a limited edition
    galvanized metal album jacket on Fever Records. By 1984, the
    band had done some touring and signed a deal with Homestead
    Records, releasing the Racer X EP, the Il Duce 7", and their
    first full-length Atomizer as well as The Hammer Party CD.
    Shortly after those releases, freed from their Homestead deal,
    Big Black came to Touch and Go. In 1992, Touch and Go re-released the Bulldozer EP.


    By 1987, Big Black released two additional 7"s, The
    Headache EP, as well as their second full-length Songs About
    Fucking. They toured extensively (for Big Black). And they
    broke up. To quote the album insert in Songs About Fucking:
    "Hey, breaking up is an idea that has occurred to far too few
    groups. Sometimes to the wrong ones."


    When they broke up, Santiago Durango decided to go
    to law school and is now a lawyer. While in law school, he released two EP's on Touch and Go Records as Arsenal. Steve
    Albini went on to form Rapeman and then Shellac. He also
    owns and operates Electrical Audio recording studio in Chicago.

    1. Cables
    2. Pigeon Kill
    3. I'm a Mess
    4. Texas
    5. Seth
    6. Jump the Climb
    Big Black
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  • Pigpile Pigpile Quick View

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    Pigpile

    1.Fists of Love
    2.L Dopa
    3.Passing Complexion
    4.Dead Billy
    5.Cables
    6.Bad Penny
    7.Pavement Saw
    8.Kerosene
    9.Steelworker
    10.Pigeon Kill
    11.Fish Fry
    12.Jordan, Minnesota
    Big Black
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  • Black Mountain (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) Black Mountain (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) Quick View

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    Black Mountain (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

    Limited Edition Grey Vinyl


    It's only a clichÉ because it's true, but the greatest records are timeless. Black Mountain's self-titled debut
    album is just such a record. It is a new classic rock, with reference points arcane and clear, its sound fresh,
    unfamiliar and irresistible. The work of a small collective of musicians operating from Vancouver, Canada,
    far from any industry buzz but firmly in the eye of their own storm of creativity, Black Mountain's debut
    album was, of course, a beginning, but it also marked an ending.


    Begun as the fourth album for Jerk With A Bomb, the 4-track bedroom project turned non-rock band led
    by Stephen McBean that preceded Black Mountain, the songs grew from skeletal sessions cut by McBean
    and Josh Wells and honed on the road in empty North American clubs along with Amber Webber. "We'd lay
    down the bed tracks, the guitars and drums," remembers McBean. "Matt [Camirand, bass] joined, and we
    changed the band name after a dream of how life could be different in the B section between Black Flag and
    Black Sabbath. Josh's roommate Jeremy [Schmidt, keys] was lurking about. We asked him if he wanted to
    add some synth bleeps or whatever. He came back with all these orchestrated keyboard parts, and we said,
    'Oh, you should probably join the band now.'"


    They cut the album at the Hive and their jam space in Vancouver, recording in "a big cement room with a
    tall ceiling, nice boomy acoustics, lots of natural reverb, on an 8-track reel-to-reel tape recorder." During the
    sessions, these elemental first tracks found their true shape: wry & giddy, hypnotic & gracefully heavy, the
    dark and powerful blues, and mysterious chugging murk.


    The album's initial success saw the band take to the road, leaving their Vancouver enclave for stages across
    the world. "It felt like there was a real explosion of excitement at shows," remembers McBean. "We wouldn't
    write setlists, we'd just feel the energy in the room and call things out, jamming on songs like 'No Hits' and
    'Druganaut.' It was a good time for live rock'n'roll: DJ booths were being transformed back to drum risers,
    people were digging 20 minute heady jams and there were bands like Comets On Fire and Oneida out there
    who we felt kinship with. I was into Faust and Amon Duul but had no idea of the scene of modern bands
    doing that stuff. And then we met those bands, and it was cool. And then we went on tour with
    Coldplay and the adventures continued.


    Their jaunt across the world as guests of perhaps the biggest band in the world is a tale for another time,
    perhaps: the start of Black Mountain's next chapter, and all that followed. For now, savor the compact,
    spacey brilliance of that cosmic, heavy and subtle debut album, expanded now with a raft of delicious bonus
    tracks scavenged from the Black Mountain Army archives.

    Modern Music
    Don't Run Our Hearts Around
    Druganaut
    No Satisfaction
    Set Us Free
    No Hits
    Heart Of Snow
    Faulty Times
    Druganaut (Extended Remix)
    Buffalo Swan
    Bicycle Man
    Behind The Fall
    Set Us Free (Demo)
    Black Mountain (Demo)
    No Satisfaction (UK Radio)
    It Wasn't Arson
    Black Mountain
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  • The Big Black And The Blue The Big Black And The Blue Quick View

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    The Big Black And The Blue

    First Aid Kit, the Swedish folk duo composed of sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, recorded their debut album, The Big Black & The Blue with their father at their home studio in Sweden. Released in North America in May of 2010 via Wichita Records, the effort quickly earned praise from AOL Music, NPR's All Things Considered, Nylon and SPIN and landed on numerous 2010 'Best Of' lists.


    In support of the endeavor, the sisters performed at the Austin City Limits festival, CMJ Music Marathon and SXSW, toured the US twice and found time to record a Blue Series 7 of Buffie Sainte Marie's Universal Soldier with Jack White at his request for Third Man Records.


    In 2011 the band toured with both Lykke Li and Bright Eyes and recorded their sophomore album, The Lions Roar with producer, Mike Mogis. Released in January of 2012, it was greeted heartily by press and radio and broke onto the Billboard 200 album chart.


    Wichita Recordings is thrilled to offer the reissue of First Aid Kits' debut album The Big Black & The Blue which features live show standouts Ghost Town, Hard Believer and I Met Up With The King among others.

    1. In The Morning
    2. Hard Believer
    3. Sailor Song
    4. Waltz For Richard
    5. Heavy Storm
    6. Ghost Town
    7. Josefin
    8. A Window Opens
    9. Winter is All Over You
    10. I Met Up With The King
    11. Wills Of The River
    First Aid Kit
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  • The Big Come Up The Big Come Up Quick View

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    The Big Come Up

    2002 was a hell of a year for The Black Keys, the minimalist two-man blues-rock outfit from Akron, Ohio. They released their debut album The Big Come-Up on the tiny Alive label that year and garnered barely-contained raves in Rolling Stone, Spin, The Village Voice and MOJO. One listen to The Big Come Up, a startling raw slab of juke-joint blues, validates the band's rapid ascent from playing for no money on the bottom of the bill at Cleveland's Beachland Tavern to selling out blistering headline dates and being invited to open for the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and elder Ohio statesmen Guided By Voices. Their vintage concoction of Dan Auerbach's genuinely fine, powerful blues vocals and busy reverb soaked guitar riffing mixed with Patrick Carney's earthy drumming is what makes The Big Come Up a cool and raunchy electric blues record with a vigor and imagination that's way fresher than any standard bar band blues-rockers with slicker execution and pencient for blues cliches. Now right at home here on Vinyl LP!
    1. Busted
    2. Do The Rump
    3. I'll Be Your Man
    4. Countdown
    5. Breaks, The
    6. Run Me Down
    7. Leavin' Trunk
    8. Heavy Soul
    9. She Said, She Said
    10. Them Eyes
    11. Yearnin'
    12. Brooklyn Bound
    13. 240 Years Before Your Time
    The Black Keys
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  • Big Red & Barbacoa Big Red & Barbacoa Quick View

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    Big Red & Barbacoa

    Red Vinyl


    Big Red and Barbacoa is the second album by South Texas' Hacienda, and like its predecessor Loud Is The Night (Alive 2008), it has been produced at the Akron Analog Studio by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys.
    Recorded on the tail end of a year of playing at clubs and festivals across North America, Australia, and Europe, opening for Dan Auerbach and Dr. Dog, this new album brings heavier grooves and flavor to the '60s harmonies sound the band is known for. The result is a blend of Tex-Mex roots rock, retro-pop and R&B that can only be described as South Texas Soul. Big Red and Barbacoa captures the attitude of a band ready to throw pretension to the roadside and play rock'n'roll the way it was intended.

    1. Who's Heart Are You Breaking

    2. Younger Days

    3. I Keep Waiting

    4. Hound Dog

    5. Prisoner

    6. Big Red

    7. You're My Girl

    8. Apples

    9. As You Like It

    10. Go to Get Back Home

    11. Mama's Cookin

    12. Barbacoa

    Hacienda
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  • Black Beach Black Beach Quick View

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    Black Beach

    Come to a beach party Excepter-style! The Black Beach soundtrack LP features a DVD of the motion picture of the same name--BLACK BEACH shot by Harrison Owen of the open-air performances conducted by Excepter in Big Sur during its 2008 West Coast tour. Bonus video footage includes the full show of Excepter at The Echo in Los Angeles and other surprises.
    1.sand dollar

    2.castle morro

    3.pismo pool

    4.the black beach

    5.(waves)
    Excepter
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  • Black Heaven Black Heaven Quick View

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    Black Heaven

    Pressed On Clear & Black Colored Vinyl


    Limited to 2000


    Earthless has a surprise for you. Whereas the band's three previous albums featured anywhere
    from two to four completely instrumental space rock jams, the California trio's fourth
    and latest, Black Heaven, is nothing like that. "It's quite different," drummer Mario Rubalcaba
    says with a laugh. "It has six songs, and most importantly it has vocals on about 70 percent
    of the record. There goes being pigeonholed as an instrumental band, I guess "


    Of Black Heaven's six tracks, only two are instrumental. And one of those instrumentals is
    less than two minutes long. "It wasn't a premeditated thing to do a record with vocals," Rubalcaba
    explains. "On the older records, Mike was responsible for a lot of the riffs that would
    start these jams, but on this one Isaiah really brought his own pizazz and flavor to it. I'd say
    that's one of the major differences on this album: It has more of Isaiah's input. He took a risk
    bringing these ideas to us, not knowing if we'd like them. But as with everything we've done
    in the past, it felt very organic and natural."


    Black Heaven is a game changer for Earthless. Nobody is more aware of this than the band
    members themselves. But they also know this: you'll never get anywhere if you're running
    in place. "I'm sure there will be some people who have come to expect the big gargantuan
    space rock jams, and I don't know if they'll be into this or not," Rubalcaba admits. "But I'm
    ready to deal with a little bit of disappointment from people who just want the freakout stuff.
    At the same time, I think people are gonna enjoy hearing a different side of us. If people really
    listen to what we're doing, it's gonna sound like us. Sometimes it just takes a few listens. And
    that's the kind of stuff that pays off more in the end."

    1. Gifted by the Wind
    2. End to End
    3. Electric Flame
    4. Volt Rush
    5. Black Heaven
    6. Sudden End
    Earthless
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    Black Metal

    In its review of Dean Blunt's The Redeemer - which they later named their top album of 2013 - FACT called Blunt "the premier art prankster
    of our time," while acknowledging his earnestness; Tiny Mix Tapes,
    who would give the album the #2 spot in their best of the year rank- ings, praise the work for its liberating "short-circuiting of the bound- aries of taste and instilled critical response," while speaking to the
    album's near-paradoxical emotional depth.


    Blunt's newest odyssey, Black Metal, rides this tension between criti- cal detachment and mainlined human feeling, and in fact he climbs
    ever-steeper theoretical heights just as his emotionally stark songs
    become, at times, startlingly intimate.


    A true multi-media vanguard, Blunt employs original instrumentation
    along with elements of pastiche and his unique vocal performances
    to create songs and recordings that are not only beautiful, but also tie
    into his larger project that incorporates music, visual art, and the writ- ten word to play with identity, cultural signifiers, and artistic agency.


    But Black Metal is above all a brilliant, majestic collection of songs, encompassing everything from hypnotic long-form experiments to
    ballads almost disarming in their sweet simplicity, swirling equally
    with fascinating sounds and fascinating ideas. Blunt's influences are
    wide-ranging, from rock's underground pioneers (he quotes Sonic
    Youth in interviews; the album leads with a Big Star sample), to neo- classical composers, to early indie pop (another track samples The
    Pastels), to classic rock, hip-hop, and R&B. But rather than coldly
    compiling them, Blunt brings the works and genres he draws from
    into a new musical and cultural conversation.


    In the cover story to September's issue of The Wire, Blunt explains
    his relationship to his listeners: "Whatever is communicated through
    the purity of intention is out of my hands because I didn't know
    anything beyond that." With his newest, most accomplished, and
    most vexing album, Blunt invites us to draw our own conclusions in
    his expansive and fascinating world.

    1. Lush
    2. 50 Cent
    3. Blow
    4. 100
    5. Heavy
    6. Molly & Aquafina
    7. Forever
    8. X
    9. Punk
    10. Country
    11. Hush
    12. Mersh
    13. Grade
    Dean Blunt
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  • Bright Black Heaven Bright Black Heaven Quick View

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    Bright Black Heaven

    Superball Music is pleased to announce the signing of electronic super duo Blaqk Audio. Featuring Davey Havok and Jade Puget, members of the acclaimed, multi-platinum group AFI, the talented pair will be releasing their highly anticipated sophomore album, Bright Black Heaven, via their new imprint, Big Death (distributed by Superball Music). Bright Black Heaven follows-up Blaqk Audio's debut album CexCells, released on Interscope Records in 2007.


    Superball Music label head Thomas Waber says, Signing Blaqk Audio and creating Big Death is a great way of expanding the horizon of Superball Music. Blaqk Audio are catchy and infectious and a great addition to our ever expanding roster. Blaqk Audio adds, We are thrilled to be partnering with Superball Music for the release of Bright Black Heaven and the premiere of Big Death. To be supported by a label built by true music fans is a refreshing pleasure. Together, we will bring our version of heaven to the world.


    1. Cold War
    2. Fade To White
    3. Faith Healer
    4. Deconstructing Gods
    5. Everybody's Friends
    6. Let's Be Honest
    7. With Your Arms Around You
    8. Bliss
    9. Bon Voyeurs
    10. The Witness
    11. Say Red
    12. Ill-Lit Ships
    Blaqk Audio
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  • Black Rhythm Happening Black Rhythm Happening Quick View

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    Black Rhythm Happening

    This, the second Blue Note album by Eddie Gale, was released in 1969 and includes jazz heavy weight Elvin Jones on drums and sax man Jimmy Lyons. This is a blend of soul jazz, free form freak outs and a gospel-influenced street choir, and it's suggested listening for fans of Sun Ra & Brother Ah, John Coltrane's late '60s LPs, and Ornette Coleman and Albert Ayler's more groove-oriented recordings. The original vinyl LPs go for big bucks on Ebay, and this is the first time this Blue Note album has ever been reissued. Remastered from the original master tapes with original artwork.
    1. Black Rhythm Happening
    2. The Gleeker
    3. Song Of Will
    4. Ghetto Love Night
    5. Mexico Thing
    6. Ghetto Summertime
    7. It Must Be You
    8. Look At Teyonda
    Eddie Gale
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  • Black Out The Sky Black Out The Sky Quick View

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    Black Out The Sky

    Metallic skate punk vets Strung Out are releasing a new acoustic EP, Black Out The Sky, on via Fat Wreck Chords. It features six new songs, as well as acoustic renditions of classics "Unkoil" and "Matchbook." Town of Corazon," is exactly the kind of song you want when you hear a skate punk band is going acoustic. It's still got choppy power chords, a big anthemic chorus, and punky melodic leads, just with a more tender approach. Singer Jason Cruz tells us the song "is about the heart as if it were a place. The corridors and the people and memories that live there. They say all things actually originate from the heart. It's the first organ to develop in the womb and everything is built around it."


    -Brooklyn Vegan

    1. The Architect
    2. Black Out the Sky

    3. Town of Corazon

    4. Unkoil (from An American Paradox)

    5. Requiem

    6. Duke of Sorrow

    7. Matchbook (from Twisted by Design)

    8. Presidio
    Strung Out
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  • Charlie Watts Meets The Danish Radio Big Band Charlie Watts Meets The Danish Radio Big Band Quick View

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    Charlie Watts Meets The Danish Radio Big Band

    Before Charlie Watts became the best-known drummer on the planet with The Greatest rock 'n' Roll Band in the World he lived for a few months in Denmark. According to English trumpeter and flugelhorn player, Gerard Presencer, who is also a member of the Danish Radio Big Band, it was something he only found out about by chance when he and Charlie talked on the telephone in 2009


    "I landed a job with Danish Radio Big Band in 2009. A week or two after arriving in Copenhagen I got a call from Charlie. Later the idea dawned upon me for a return to his Jazz days over here after nearly 50 years. I spoke with my boss at the Danish Radio Big Band and went about putting this live project together. We agreed upon a week in Copenhagen in October 2010."


    They rehearsed for 4 days, then played a concert on the fifth day at the newly opened Danish Radio Concert Hall in Copenhagen. This concert was recorded for broadcast by Danish National Radio. Charlie and his long-time bassist Dave Green went to record shops and strolled around the city, with no need for security guards. Charlie made it clear that he did not want to be placed on a big riser above the band, as he found that this did not help the musicians to bond.


    In choosing the material, it was important to focus on the groove. According to Prescencer, "Having Dave Green on bass as special guest was an essential ingredient, as these two boyhood friends (next door neighbours growing up in Wembley, North London) have unspoken psychic connections that bassists and drummers, so there are times on this recording where their abundant empathy makes the rest of the band comfortable enough to really play out and take chances."


    The album includes seven tracks, including two Mick and Keith compositions, 'Paint it Black' and 'You Can't Always Get What You Want', both arranged by Prescencer and another one, 'Faction' that is based on another Stones' classic. There are also two by Charlie himself, both written with fellow drummer Jim Keltner.


    A day or two after the broadcast Prescencer began to think that the concert was so good it deserved to be heard more widely. "The Danish Radio needed very little convincing to hand over the recordings to me to work on, as well as Søren Frost our regular drummer and rhythm section consultant from the big band and the brilliant recording engineer, Lars C. Bruun. So, after several years work on this, we have produced this collection of music from our gig."


    Charlie Watts meets the Danish Radio Big Band is the kind of album that many jazz fans had probably given up hope of hearing. In the glory days of big band jazz and arrangers like Oliver Nelson coming up with brilliant music, albums like this were, if not commonplace, at least more readily available. The truth is there is nothing commonplace about this album, it is a sheer delight.


    Anyone who knows Charlie, knows how much he loves jazz. A few years ago when he and I were looking at a photo of the Stones playing in the 1960s he pointed at a particular cymbal and said, "I've still got that cymbal, but I don't use it on Stones' gigs, it's too good for them. I just use it on my jazz gigs." There's no doubt, that's the cymbal you hear on the first part of the 'Elvin Suite'.


    Charlie Watts is one of the great ambassadors for jazz and every jazz lover will relish this record, and the fact that Charlie is involved may bring jazz to the attention of some that are not sure if they like jazz. Listen to this and you know you do.

    1. Elvin Suite - Part 1
    2. Elvin Suite - Part 2
    3. Faction (AKA Satisfaction)
    4. I Should Care
    5. You Can't Always Get What You Want
    6. Paint It Black
    7. Molasses
    Charlie Watts & The Danish Radio Big Band
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  • Thorens TD 190-2 Turntable - Black Thorens TD 190-2 Turntable - Black Quick View

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    Thorens TD 190-2 Turntable - Black


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Plays 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM records


    Not just for beginners


    The TD 190-2 is the big brother of the TD 170-1. Plinth and platter have more mass, which in combination with the electronically controlled DC motor enhances the silent running as well as the sound.


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  • Dali Zensor 5 Speakers - Black Dali Zensor 5 Speakers - Black Quick View

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    Dali Zensor 5 Speakers - Black

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    Today, we expect that little extra care and attention, when it comes to performance, visual appearance, and details. The ZENSOR 5 comes up to these expectations.


    The ZENSOR 5 front baffle features the exclusive ZENSOR high-gloss lacquered finish, while high-grade vinyl adds an inviting and smooth look to the cabinet made of medium density fibreboard, incorporating soundproof material and internal bracings.


    As its big brother, the ZENSOR 5 highlights a line of prominent features such as removable front grille, steady aluminium base, front mounted bass reflex port, and a single wired connection input of premium quality. 15 cm shorter than its larger sibling and still more than 80 cm tall, floor standing ZENSOR 5 will indeed prove to be a both recognizable and modern companion blending into the home dÉcor in good taste.


    Naturally, the 2 x 5 ¼" woofers are completely newly developed and benefit from comprehensive knowledge and heritage from successful DALI woofers. While the low-loss construction guarantees optimized cone and suspension for lasting enjoyment of the entire soundscape.


    ZENSOR 5 is where to look, if you wish to embellish your home environment with an authoritative and realistic performer that never leaves doubt of its origin in DALI high-end heritage.


    Dali Speakers
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    iFi Audio nano iDSD Black Label


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.



    Max Out Balanced Headphones (And Single-Ended Too)


    Even More Format Choice! MQA Authenticated


    Hi-Res Streaming Like Never Before


    Listen Better. Listen Longer. Up To 10-Hour Battery Life


    Power your headphones. Big style.


    With maximum output power (32R) around 10 times that of iPhone 6 (285mW vs. 27mW), the nano iDSD Black Label can drive most headphones on the market.


    From In-Ear-Monitors to mid-size headphones, the nano iDSD BL is able to drive them with ease.


    Uber convenient


    It's small, lightweight and battery powered. You can take the nano iDSD Black Label everywhere you go and it won't drain your phone's battery.Just switch on the BL first and then plug in your device. The Lithium Polymer battery gives the nano iDSD Black Label up to 10 hours of non-stop musical enjoyment. It also has a special USB male 'A' connector for a direct connection. Use a USB-to-Lightning (Apple) or OTG connector (Android). Or if at home, just use the enclosed USB3.0 cable to connect to a PC. Stream Apple Music/Google Play/Spotify/Tidal/Youtube content from your phone to a whole other level of quality. Add kick-a** sound to your gaming by connecting your console or computer.


    Master Quality Authenticated


    iFi always strives to bring you choice. We've added yet another file format to our portfolio in the form of MQA in the new BL. Take TIDAL or your MQA file to a whole new level.MQA is an audio technology developed by Bob Stuart. This technology makes hi-res audio streaming a reality and delivers studio master quality audio to your headphones.


    For mobile DACs with both portability and power considerations, MQA Rendering is the ideal solution as the workload is shared between the host (computer) and the client (DAC). In this case, for a DAC such as the nano iDSD BL, less CPU processing and lower electrical power are needed. This approach for the iFi portable range remains a full end-to-end MQA solution and the listener still enjoys the full benefits of MQA without compromise.


    High-Res Audio Certified


    The nano iDSD Black Label is one of the best native highest-resolution DACs you can find, supporting PCM up to 32/384 kHz and DSD up to 256 times the sample rate of a CD, even on Mac OSX* and mobile phones*. It is also certified 'High-Res Audio' according to the stringent criteria set down by JEITA and JAS (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association and Japan Audio Society). Don't accept low-resolution music!(*firmware upgrade needs to be applied to enable DSD256 on all devices)


    Perfect your listening pleasure


    The nano iDSD Black Label lets you choose between the 'Listen' (Minimum Phase Bezier Filter) and 'Measure' (Linear Phase Transient Aligned Filter) options. It's the only portable DAC to give you so much control.


    Compatible. Like no other.


    The new headphone amplifier delivers more than double the power of the original nano iDSD into 16 Ohm and over four times the power into high-impedance headphones. Meanwhile, the built-in IEMatch circuit ensures that even extremely sensitive headphones and IEMs are 'hiss free' throughout the volume range.The nano iDSD Black Label also includes the S-Balanced wiring system for the headphone outputs, giving the full benefit of balanced outputs when used with headphones and IEMs (fitted with balanced wiring) with low-noise and lower distortion. Even single-ended headphones benefit, as S-Balanced cuts crosstalk in half (without the need to re-wire headphones to benefit).


    And as always, we use the ultimate components


    As is the AMR/iFi DNA, we love to audition and vet new parts as they come onto the market and where possible, use the ultimate components. Whereas some shun internals pictures, we always strive to show 'what's under the hood' as customers like to make informed purchasing decisions based upon sonics and outright 'sound for the pound'.The nano iDSD Black Label, while very affordable, is packed to the rafters with boutique components. Here are just a few:


    • Thin Film Resistors for audio section lower noise & distortion than standard metal film or carbon film types.
    • Tantalum Polymer Capacitors for Power Supplies.
    • TDK C0G capacitors for the analogue filter.
    • Panasonic ECPU Film Capacitor for critical DAC reference voltage.
    • Analogue volume control potentiometer for best sound quality.
    • Dual-Mono Headphone amplifier with 3.5mm TRRS balanced wiring all the way to the amplifier, despite the amplifier being single-ended this delivers all the benefits of balanced wiring.
    • Built-in iEMatch using MELF resistors for transparent matching of very sensitive headphones and/or IEMs.

    The parts, the circuitry, the implementation is something else and makes the nano iDSD Black Label a worthy successor to the original nano iDSD. It just goes up against the best out there and kicks butt.


    The nano iDSD one of the few portable, truly audiophile DACamps out there and the fact that it is priced appealing to the real-world means many are going to enjoy their music a whole lot more without being excluded by the price.


    So, get your toes a tapping to the file format of your choice and get jammin with the new BL.


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    Eonian (Bone & Black Swirl Vinyl) (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: June 22, 2018*

    Eerie shadows are lurking in the dark corners of spring 2018; the spirit that denies, a force able to distort our conception of space and time. Over seven years, deathlike silence has filled the halls of the world's biggest black metal forge, DIMMU BORGIR, whilst powers have been gathering to resurrect the band right in time for their 25th anniversary. Now they finally mark their return with a vicious work of art that can be defined as timeless in the truest sense of the word: »Eonian«.


    Conceived in the heart of the Norwegian black metal scene in 1993, DIMMU BORGIR quickly broke free from the boundaries of the genre, daring to combine a traditional raven black sound with opulent symphonic orchestration. Soon they turned into pioneers of their field, forging groundbreaking albums such as »Enthrone Darkness Triumphant« (1997), »Spiritual Black Dimensions« (1999), or »Death Cult Armageddon« (2003), invading the entire world with headline tours and eventually turning into the most influential act of their genre after nine full-length studio releases. Seven years have passed since their latest manifesto »Abrahadabra«, they are now returning to rip apart the space-time continuum with »Eonian«.


    From a musical point of view, the band explores their boundaries in every direction with this new record, with the black metal parts even rougher and darker than before, and the epic, orchestral moments pushed to their ultimate limits. This time DIMMU BORGIR were aiming for a more organic sound for their devilish offerings, and reached out to Jens Bogren, who engineered the 10 new tracks inside his Fascination Street studios. The cover artwork was designed in fascinating detail by Zbigniew M. Bielak.


    The songwriting core of DIMMU BORGIR furthermore consists of charismatic vocalist Shagrath, as well as the string wizards Silenoz and Galder, but other familiar faces also emerge from the darkness: Drummer Daray and keyboarder Gerlioz are still part of the team, and Gaute Storaas helped with the choral arrangements for the majestic voices of the Schola Cantrum Choir.


    The lyrical theme of the Norwegians' tenth studio work follows a philosophical concept, dealing with the illusion of time and Luciferian codes:


    "Time, when not approaching it from the construct we're used to can't be defined and thus it is illusory", explains axemaster Silenoz. "There's only an 'eternal now', which the album title is already hinting at. When we travel between the worlds seen and unseen, the perception of time ceases to exist, it has no function. Our energy is our torch and our compass when we make rifts and pierce through our the veil - when we go beyond." Silenoz refuses to grant more information than that, hence why DIMMU BORGIR's albums have always been open for interpretation and felt somewhat like a dark room in which every listener believes to see something different in front of their light seeking eyes.


    "»Eonian« represents the illusion of time, everything that is and always has been. For us, it also marks the 25th anniversary of DIMMU BORGIR and the album itself is a tribute to our own history and the Norwegian black metal history", adds Shagrath.


    Since their debut album »For All Tid« from 1994, DIMMU BORGIR have always released their epic new works in regular intervals, but this time around, the Norwegians couldn't tame the beast of their creativity that quickly, and therefore they took the time it needed to slowly weave their collective ideas into these nine new tracks:


    "Some of the songs on this album were written in 2012. All of us have our own pre-production studios and just write separately, without too much communication at first. Over a time period of one or two years we collect our ideas and then get together and try to get the best out of the material", says Shagrath. "Sometimes this can be quite challenging, because we have different tastes and opinions - but that makes it also more interesting for the listener, since we want to create music that makes you feel as if you don't know what's behind the next corner."


    Silenoz agrees: "The main challenge is to hold back the beast. You're so into what you're doing that sometimes it's easy to forget that you have to approach the beast without waking it up right away, because you know you won't be able to control it. It's actually pointless to trick yourself to believe you can ever control art... It's like going into a lion's den with a rope tied around your waist in case you need to be pulled out real quick. Being our own producers also mean we have to step out of our own egos and look at our material from an 'outside' perspective. This is another challenging part of the songwriting process because you put so much of yourself into it - and then to start shaving off things, trim things down instead of adding - is a tough process. Letting go can sometimes be really hard but when we step out of ourselves and look into the mouth of the beast, only then we're able to distinguish what to feed it next."


    Thus, both classic black metal invasions such as 'Lightbringer', but also highly symphonic charged anthems like 'Interdimensional Summit' gather on »Eonian«, with one of the band's personal favourites being the experimental, folkloristic 'Council of Wolves And Snakes'. Risking a look far beyond the horizon, this song proves that the band follows 'no formula, no absolute', as Silenoz vows, and shows that the path sometimes guides them to places they would have never expected to end up when they started their journey.


    On the previous album, »Abrahadabra«, the Norwegians irritated some militant black metal elitists by appearing in opulent white / gray costumes. And although they chose a different appearance for »Eonian«, DIMMU BORGIR always keep new surprises in store:


    "We're definitely a band that does not follow any set of 'rules', if any; we're out to break them - for sure. Not that it's a goal per se, it's just who we are. We knew the white/grey look would raise a few eyebrows but whatever we do, or not do, we'll end up raising eyebrows", Silenoz states and Shagrath adds: "The album feels like a rebirth, but also like a logical continuation. Our music comes naturally. We're not sitting down in a circle, thinking about what we could do next - it has to come with a flow and with whatever is in your mind at that time, it needs to be spontaneous and is exactly what we could do at that time. Each one of our releases was linked to a certain time period of our life."


    After having released the live DVD »Forces Of The Northern Night« in spring 2017 which provided a monumental overview of the shows that DIMMU BORGIR had performed with a big orchestra and choir, the time is over in which fans needed to watch the band members on screen - hence now they are ready to storm the stages of the world again. The first headline slots at Europe's major festivals, such as Wacken and Hellfest, have already been confirmed, and further live plans are currently being forged for the second half of this year. The Lightbringers are back - and they've come to split apart the heavens:


    "We obviously rely on our fans, if a band says they don't care - they're lying. We're definitely ready to work hard to convince the 'doubters', the 'dwellers ready to strike', that what we have to offer is still very much valid. A new generation of fans and listeners who come from a different 'time' than we do are out there now, not shy to let artists hear it! And we're not shy to let them hear what we've been up to!"

    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    1. The Unveiling
    2. Interdimensional Summit
    3. Ætheric
    4. Council of Wolves and Snakes
    5. The Empyrean Phoenix
    6. Lightbringer
    7. I Am Sovereign
    8. Archaic Correspondence
    9. Alpha Aeon Omega
    10. Rite of Passage
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    Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star


    Limited Edition Two-Tone Black On Black Picture Disc


    Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will continue its "Respect the Classics" tribute to many of hip-hop's finest with the vinyl release of rap icon Talib Kweli's
    four historic Rawkus Records albums, including the underground classic, Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star, in a limited edition two-tone black on black
    picture disc.


    Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star was originally released on August 18, 1998, to critical acclaim. The title is a reference to the Black Star Line, a shipping
    company founded by Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey. The album deals with modern-day issues, philosophies and life in Brooklyn. The two MCs had
    planned to release solo albums around the same time, but decided instead to collaborate on a full-length album. The first single, "Definition (song)," is a
    reaction to hip-hop's fascination with death, dedicated to both Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G., with a chorus that gives a nod to Boogie Down
    Productions' "Stop the Violence." "Children's Story" is a re-imagination of the Slick Rick original, featuring Mos Def cautioning against materialism. The
    second single, "Respiration," featuring Common, includes a Hi-Tek produced beat that samples Don Randi's "The Fox" and another from the hip-hop
    documentary Style Wars. The track offers a melancholy ode to city life, with references to organic life functions such as breathing, eating and sleeping,
    but with an ominous edge, as Kweli raps about "sitting on shitty steps/we stooped to new lows, hell froze/the night the city slept." The album peaked at
    No. 53 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 13 on the Hip-Hop Albums chart, but has become considered a classic since then.

    1. Intro
    2. Astronomy (8th Light) [feat. Weldon Irvine]
    3. Definition
    4. Re:Definition
    5. Children's Story
    6. Brown Skin Lady
    7. B Boys Will B Boys
    8. K.O.S. (Determination) [feat. Vinia Mojica]
    9. Hater Players [feat. Apani Emcee]
    10. Yo Yeah
    11. Respiration [feat. Common]
    12. Thieves In The Night
    13. Twice Inna Lifetime [feat. Punch]
    Black Star
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    Condolences (Gray w/Black Splatter)

    Pressed On Gray Vinyl With Black Splatter


    A grimly glamorous ghoul who first slithered from the cobwebbed shadows of Charlotte, North Carolina, in the early 90s, WEDNESDAY 13 has firmly established himself as the world's premier purveyor of balls-out horror punk insanity. With a vivid and vile imagination that has endeared him to countless fans of riff-driven macabre over the last two decades, he has been one of rock's most prolific protagonists, spreading his credo of grave-robbing rock 'n' roll and Hallowe'en debauchery around the globe and unleashing a seemingly endless stream of blood-spattered albums and EPs.


    "All my favorite stuff, like KISS and ALICE COOPER and TWISTED SISTER, those guys set the bar pretty high," he states. "I always wanted to do something in the worlds of those bands. That's the blueprint. It had to be as outrageous and crazy as that and I wanted to be on someone's wall one day and have their parents say 'Oh my god, what is that?' The formula's still there from when I started doing it as a kid and started wanting to be in a band. It's just GI Joe and Dracula!"


    After several years of sharpening his creative teeth, WEDNESDAY 13 emerged from the fetid crypt of obscurity with his band FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13, those masters of snotty schlock rock that released an astonishing five studio albums and six EPs between 1996 and 2002. Always the leader of the revolting pack, WEDNESDAY 13 then became a bona fide international rock star as frontman for the MURDERDOLLS, his collaboration with SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison. The band took the world by storm, with Europe and the UK, in particular, succumbing to the feral charms of 2002 debut album, »Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls«; a raucous eruption of big tunes and bad attitude that noisily redefined the horror punk genre. After MURDERDOLLS went on an extended hiatus in 2004, WEDNESDAY 13 embarked on a widely lauded solo career that again provided him with an outlet for his relentless outpouring of fiendish musical and lyrical ideas. Albums like »Transylvania 90210« (released by Roadrunner in 2005), »Fang Bang« and »Skeletons« all cemented our pallid hero's reputation as the bastard son of ALICE COOPER and THE MISFITS, while his outlaw country project, BOURBON CROW and one-off glam metal vehicle, GUNFIRE 76 proved that he had sufficient versatility to survive outside the graveyard and abattoir.


    MURDERDOLLS reconvened in 2010 for the vicious »Women And Children Last« album and another successful world tour before disappearing once more into the freezing midnight fog, leaving WEDNESDAY to revive his solo career with a few thousand volts of wicked electricity yet more highly praised albums and tours including 2014's scintillating acoustic opus »Undead Unplugged« and the following year's thunderous »Monsters Of The Universe: Come Out & Plague«. However, absolutely nothing that WEDNESDAY has created in the past has even touched upon the horrifying potency and allure of his brand new studio album, »Condolences«.


    Frustrated with the arduous process of releasing his own music, our favorite black-hearted freak has thrown himself and his music into a whirling maelstrom of reinvention. The result is not just the heaviest and most authentically disturbing record of the great man's career but also a huge creative leap forward, neatly encapsulated by the new album's simple and direct title.


    "It's more of a serious WEDNESDAY 13 record, I guess," he says. "The campiness has gone and it's taken a darker vibe. It's definitely not in the camp, sleazy world anymore. The band is visually stronger and that's taken things to a new level. Normally my album titles are parodies of something, like »Women And Children Last«, that's a VAN HALEN album title gone wrong! (laughs) So I wanted to make sure that this record came across as a brand new version of WEDNESDAY 13."


    In musical terms, »Condolences« showcases WEDNESDAY's growing obsession with the world of heavy metal and its endless possibilities for exploring tales of horror and violence. Produced by renowned studio guru Zeuss, new songs like anthemic first single 'What The Night Brings' and the pile-driving 'Blood Sick' still exhibit a dash of B-movie weirdness and are full of WEDNESDAY's trademark twisted lyrics, but where previous albums were rooted in the worlds of punk rock and glam metal, »Condolences« is a full-on modern metal record with gigantic balls and the attitude to match. From the glowering menace of 'Good Riddance' to the grandiose hellishness of the album's 7-minute title track, it's living, breathing, murdering proof that the WEDNESDAY 13 of 2017 means business. And business is mean.


    "The punk rock vibe has left the building and it's become a full-on metal vibe," WEDNESDAY agrees. "I've been the horror-punk guy for years, but this is horror metal. It's just evolution. Over the last ten years, I've become a metalhead for the most part. That second MURDERDOLLS record just amped the whole thing up, and the guys in the band have influenced me with so much other stuff. It's not just me with my SEX PISTOLS, ALICE COOPER and RAMONES records anymore! (laughs) Now I've got my band incorporating everything from death metal to rock'n'roll. It's all across the boards. There are no rules. We can do whatever we want, whatever fits."


    Manifestly the strongest, heaviest and most individual album of his lengthy career, »Condolences« promises to push WEDNESDAY 13 into heavy music's upper echelons once again. With determined plans to tour relentlessly in support of the new record, the future is looking dark, dangerous, exhilarating and wildly, unapologetically theatrical.


    "It's non-stop touring once the record comes out," WEDNESDAY concludes. "We just did our first video for 'What The Night Brings' and the visuals are really cool. I've incorporated a lot of stuff I've been doing live, like this devil character I've been transforming into at shows, and that got worked in. We're taking the music, the imagery and the entire stage show up a level. It's gonna be a full-on theatrical stage production, so I'll be busy as fuck on stage! I've been doing this shit for so many years, I started thinking 'How can I make this fun again?' (laughs)"

    1. Last Rites
    2. What The Night Brings
    3. Cadaverous
    4. Blood Sick
    5. Good Riddance
    6. You Breathe, I Kill
    7. Omen Amen
    8. Cruel To You
    9. Eulogy XIII
    10. Prey For Me
    11. Lonesome Road To Hell
    12. Condolences
    13. Death Infinity
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    Headache (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: June 15, 2018*


    Remastered By Steve Albini And Bob Weston At Chicago Mastering


    "We liked to think we were ahead of our time. Now that time has caught up with us-well, this isn't such a swell place, and having gotten here first doesn't make it any nicer." - Steve Albini


    Headache is a 1987 EP by Chicago post-hardcore band Big Black. The record generated some controversy due to a cover photograph of a shotgun suicide victim whose head was split in half; it only appeared on a very limited edition of the record and was later replaced with a drawing by Savage Pencil.


    Original pressings bore a sticker reading Warning! Not as good as Atomizer, so don't get your hopes up, cheese!, not as a gimmick, but honestly to any fans as the band thought that Headache was not as strong as the band's previous release. This also came at a time when major labels were first starting to warn parents that albums contained explicit lyrics, and while all of Big Black's records contained such lyrics, Headache's sticker was an ironic dig at mainstream music.


    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    1. My Disco
    2. Grinder
    3. Ready Men
    4. Pete, King of the Detectives
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