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  • Maggot Brain Maggot Brain Quick View

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    Maggot Brain

    Ranked 486/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    Maggot Brain, released in 1971, is Funkadelic's all-out masterpiece. Absolutely no one working in soul and funk at the time had the scope, vision and, let's be honest, sheer lunacy to pull off the kind of record that George Clinton and his collaborators have made here. Eccentric funk jams are bookended with tracks like Maggot Brain and Wars Of Armageddon, which are some of the heaviest tracks ever committed to tape. The title track and album opener are nothing short of mind-blowing. An essential classic and the deepest album to come out of the Parliament-Funkadelic canon.

    1. Maggot Brain
    2. Can You Get To That
    3. Hit It and Quit It
    4. You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks
    5. Super Stupid
    6. Back In Our Minds
    7. Wars of Armageddon
    Funkadelic
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  • Bigger And Deffer Bigger And Deffer Quick View

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    Bigger And Deffer


    Limited Edition Anniversary Cover


    Bigger and Deffer (BAD), is LL Cool J's follow up album toRadio. Two classic singles were a product of this album, I'm Bad and I Need Love, the first
    commercially successful rap ballad. BIGGER AND DEFFER was a complete body of work and as a whole and was a big chart success, blowing the notion
    of a sophomore jinx right out of the water.


    In celebration of Def Jam's 30th Anniversary, Universal will be reissuing this class album back on 180 gram vinyl with a special chromed out embossed limited
    edition cover.

    1. I'm Bad
    2. Kanday
    3. Get Down
    4. The Bristol Hotel
    5. My Rhyme Ain't Done
    6. .357 - Break It On Down
    7. Go Cut Creator Go
    8. The Breakthrough
    9. I Need Love
    10. Ahh, Let's Get Ill
    11. The Do Wop
    12. On The Ill Tip

    LL Cool J
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  • Not Too Late Not Too Late Quick View

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    Not Too Late

    With their colourful mix of rock, jazz and prog OUT OF FOCUS sat quite trends and helped to make the term Krautrock become a trademark. The band formed in the late Sixties in Munich, took part in a band competition in 1970 in the then trendy disco Blow Up, and convinced the Nuremberg based Kuckuck label such that immediately followed a record contract.
    1. One that's very easy
    2. The way i know her
    3. Spanish lines
    4. It's your life
    5. X
    6. Hey john
    7. Y
    Out Of Focus
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  • Animal Feelings Animal Feelings Quick View

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    Animal Feelings

    Rafter's latest long player, Animal Feelings, is a Technicolor pop blow-out that recalls Nintendo composer Koji Kondo leading a fantasy camp super-jam with Cody Chesnutt, Justin Timberlake, and the Tom Tom Club. Rafter's history and influences, his dreams and ambition, and his love for love, all come together as a sweet, fun, speaker-blowin', beat-busting ride into the inner-core of pop and R&B music.
    1. No Fucking Around
    2. A Frame
    3. Timeless Form, Formless Time
    4. Fruit
    5. Feels Good
    6. Animal Feelings
    7. Paper
    8. Never Gonna Die
    9. Only You
    10. Love Makes You Happy (When It's Not Making You Sad)
    11. Beauty Beauty
    Rafter
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    Zoot

    Limited to 300 copies


    Owner of a badge of distinction only worn in the lapels of three other men (Stan Getz, Herbie Seward, and Serge Charloff), until late 50's 'Zoot' Sims was mostly known as one of the original member of the 'Four Brothers' (the saxophone section for the Woody Herman orchestra back in 1947) and for his later prolific collaboration with Al Cohn. Recorded in Chicago in 1956, and originally issued on the 'Argo' label, Zoot is the first of his works to give him sufficient blowing room to show his qualities and merits the full rating as one of the more sustained examples of hot jazz improvisation.

    1. 920 Special
    2. The Man I Love
    3. 55th And State
    4. Blue Room
    5. Gus's Blues
    6. That Old Feelings
    7. Bohemia After Dark
    8. Woudy'n You
    Zoot Sims
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  • Maggot Brain (Blue & White Starburst Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress) Maggot Brain (Blue & White Starburst Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Maggot Brain (Blue & White Starburst Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 486/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Limited Edition Of 1,000 Blue & White Stardust Colored Vinyl In A Deluxe Classic Style Gatefold Sleeve


    1971's Maggot Brain is Funkadelic's all-out masterpiece. Absolutely no one working in soul and funk at the time had the scope, or vision, to pull off the kind of record that George Clinton and his collaborators have made here. Eccentric funk jams are book ended by two of the heaviest tracks (Maggot Brain and Wars Of Armageddon) ever committed to tape. The title track, and album opener, is nothing short of mind-blowing, Eddie Hazel's guitar is a revolution brought on by Clinton asking him to play as if your mother just died. An essential classic and the deepest album to come out of the Parliament-Funkadelic camp.

    1. Maggot Brain
    2. Can You Get To That
    3. Hit It and Quit It
    4. You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks
    5. Super Stupid
    6. Back In Our Minds
    7. Wars of Armageddon
    Funkadelic
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  • 6 Feet Beneath The Moon 6 Feet Beneath The Moon Quick View

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    6 Feet Beneath The Moon

    Six Feet Beneath The Moon is the long-anticipated debut album from Southeast London's King Krule.


    Archy Marshall aka King Krule broke out two years ago, at the tender age of 16 with his eponymous
    EP released on True Panther. King Krule's sound, a
    hypnotic mixture indebted to working class British
    song-smiths like Billy Bragg as much as NY No-Wave
    and hip hop carries a maturity and depth far beyond
    his years. The EP's lead single, "Noose of Jah City"
    found a great deal of success on BBC's Radio 1,
    and brought Archy praise from Pitchfork, The NY
    Times, FADER and numerous other publications. His
    music has also won him fans among today's young
    music elite - Mac Miller, Frank Ocean and Tyler, The
    Creator are all supporters, collaborators and fans.


    Six Feet Beneath The Moon takes the potential
    evident in the EP and blows it out of the water.
    Across 14 tracks Archy expertly weaves incredible
    stories of London life, his own relationships and
    experiences with the swagger of a street poet, all in his incredibly distinct smoky baritone. The album, recorded mostly near Archy's South London
    home with producer Rodaidh McDonnell (The XX,
    Savages, How To Dress Well) is stark but incredibly
    rich - painting with a palate full of hip hop, jazz, no-wave and poetic influences.


    The album shares the electric confidence of some of last decade's most important debuts - Arctic
    Monkeys' Whatever People Say I Am, That's What
    I'm Not', The Streets' Original Pirate Material and
    Dizzee Rascal's Boy In Da Corner. It is somehow
    both a perfect summary of a young man's life in a
    particular part of London and a universal, deeply
    moving and compelling statement. Most importantly,
    it is the flag ushering in a new and important musical voice that is sure to be with us for quite some time.

    1. Easy Easy
    2. Borderline
    3. Has This Hit
    4. Foreign
    5. Ceiling
    6. Baby Blue
    7. Cementality
    8. Lizard State
    9. 'William, Here I Come
    10. Ocean Bed
    11. Neptune Estate
    12. Klockodeal
    13. Out Getting Ribs
    14. What Is There To Say?
    King Krule
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  • All Stars Soul International All Stars Soul International Quick View

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    All Stars Soul International

    Victor Olaiya is certainly one of the legendary foundation stones of modern Nigerian music, yet he has never received much acknowledgment or really had his albums released or promoted in any quantity outside of Nigeria. So this Vampisoul release is a step in the right direction for the 77 year old who was probably Nigerias leading star of the 50's and early 60's. Dr. Victor Abimbola Olaiya, the evil genius of Highlife, is still sockin it to them after 60 years on stage. If youre lucky you can catch him blowing that trumpet and singing his heart out at his own celebrated Stadium Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.


    This album from 1970 is from Olaiyas Highlife/Funk phase, but its worth taking a trawl through his back pages to see how he became the Evil Genius, before you roll back the rug and get down with the Highlife-Funk.

    1. Let Yourself Go
    2. There Was A Time
    3. Okere Gwonko
    4. I Feel Alright
    5. Soro Jeje Fun Arogbo
    6. Cold Sweat
    7. New Nigeria
    8. Things Got To Get Better
    9. Everybody Needs Love
    10. Magic Feet
    11. Onuro
    12. Mother Popcorn
    Victor Olaiya
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Montage Of Heck Soundtrack Montage Of Heck Soundtrack Quick View

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    Montage Of Heck Soundtrack

    The HBO documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is already drawing rave reviews on the film festival circuit, including sold-out showings at both Sundance and the True/False fests before its television premiere on May 4th. However, anticipation for the film's soundtrack is about to hit fever pitch as director Brett Morgen revealed that the accompanying album will feature a mind-blowing 12-minute acoustic Cobain unheard track, the filmmaker tweeted.


    Rolling Stone talked to Morgen at the Sundance Film Festival, and the filmmaker revealed that the documentary's score is all unreleased Cobain music. They don't have titles. Before people saw the movie, there were these weird press releases focusing on the unreleased music. And it's like: It's a movie. We're not going to stop it and play a song for four minutes, Morgen said. But nobody in Kurt's life - not his management, wife, bandmates - had ever heard his Beatles thing [a snippet of 'And I Love Her']. I found it on a random tape. It's a Paul [McCartney] song. How's that for shattering the myth?
    --DANIEL KREPS, Rolling Stone Magazine

    LP1
    1. The Yodel Song
    2. Been A Son (Early Demo)

    3. What More Can I Say

    4. 1988 Capitol Lake Jam Commercial

    5. The Happy Guitar

    6. Montage of Kurt

    7. Beans

    8. Burn The Rain

    9. Clean Up Before She Comes (Early Demo)

    10. Reverb Experiment

    11. Montage of Kurt II

    12. Rehash
    13. You Can't Change Me / Burn My Britches / Something In The Way (Early Demo)
    14. Scoff (Early Demo)

    15. Aberdeen

    16. Bright Smile

    17. Underground Celebritism


    LP2
    1. Retreat
    2. Desire

    3. And I Love Her

    4. Sea Monkeys

    5. Sappy (Early Demo)

    6. Letters to Frances

    7. Scream
    8. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (Demo)

    9. Kurt Ambiance
    10. She Only Lies

    11. Kurt Audio Collage

    12. Poison's Gone
    13. Rhesus Monkey

    14. Do Re Mi (Medley)

    Kurt Cobain
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  • And I Love Her / Sappy (Early Demo) And I Love Her / Sappy (Early Demo) Quick View

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    And I Love Her / Sappy (Early Demo)

    Single From Cobain's anticipated soundtrack to the documentary Montage Of Heck!


    This Limited Edition 7" Single Includes Two Of The Previously Unreleased Selections From The Kurt Cobain Archive That
    Are Included On The Full Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings Album


    The HBO documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is already drawing rave reviews on the film festival circuit, including sold-out showings at both Sundance and the True/False fests before its television premiere on May 4th. However, anticipation for the film's soundtrack is about to hit fever pitch as director Brett Morgen revealed that the accompanying album will feature a mind-blowing 12-minute acoustic Cobain unheard track, the filmmaker tweeted.


    Rolling Stone talked to Morgen at the Sundance Film Festival, and the filmmaker revealed that the documentary's score is all unreleased Cobain music. They don't have titles. Before people saw the movie, there were these weird press releases focusing on the unreleased music. And it's like: It's a movie. We're not going to stop it and play a song for four minutes, Morgen said. But nobody in Kurt's life - not his management, wife, bandmates - had ever heard his Beatles thing [a snippet of 'And I Love Her']. I found it on a random tape. It's a Paul [McCartney] song. How's that for shattering the myth?
    --DANIEL KREPS, Rolling Stone Magazine

    1. And I Love Her (Beatles Cover)
    2. Sappy (Early Demo)
    Kurt Cobain
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    7 Vinyl LP 45 RPM - Sealed Buy Now
  • Ride The Lightning Ride The Lightning Quick View

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    Ride The Lightning

    Kill 'Em All may have revitalized heavy metal's underground, but Ride the Lightning was even more stunning, exhibiting staggering musical growth and boldly charting new directions that would affect heavy metal for years to come. Incredibly ambitious for a one-year-later sophomore effort, Ride the Lightning finds Metallica aggressively expanding their compositional technique and range of expression. Every track tries something new, and every musical experiment succeeds mightily. The lyrics push into new territory as well -- more personal, more socially conscious, less metal posturing. But the true heart of Ride the Lightning lies in its rich musical imagination. There are extended, progressive epics; tight, concise groove-rockers; thrashers that blow anything on Kill 'Em All out of the water, both in their urgency and the barest hints of melody that have been added to the choruses. Some innovations are flourishes that add important bits of color, like the lilting, pseudo-classical intro to the furious Fight Fire with Fire, or the harmonized leads that pop up on several tracks. Others are major reinventions of Metallica's sound, like the nine-minute, album-closing instrumental The Call of Ktulu, or the haunting suicide lament Fade to Black. The latter is an all-time metal classic; it begins as an acoustic-driven, minor-key ballad, then gets slashed open by electric guitars playing a wordless chorus, and ends in a wrenching guitar solo over a thrashy yet lyrical rhythm figure. Basically, in a nutshell, Metallica sounded like they could do anything. Heavy metal hadn't seen this kind of ambition since Judas Priest's late-'70s classics, and Ride the Lightning effectively rewrote the rule book for a generation of thrashers. If Kill 'Em All was the manifesto, Ride the Lightning was the revolution itself.


    - Steve Huey (All Music)

    1. Fight Fire With Fire

    2. Ride The Lightning

    3. For Whom The Bell Tolls

    4. Fade To Black

    5. Trapped Under Ice

    6. Escape
    7. Creeping Death

    8. The Call Of Ktulu
    Metallica
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  • Run-DMC Run-DMC Quick View

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    Run-DMC

    Future archaeologists will discuss two periods in 1980s: before Run-DMC and after Run-DMC. It's no exaggeration to say that the group
    changed the course of music in the '80s, bringing the old-school of rap into the new with one simple piece of flat, black plastic.


    Coming up in the rap world of the early 1980s under the wing of Kurtis Blow (group manager Russell Simmons managed Blow, and Run
    was, at one time, a DJ known as "Son of Kurtis Blow") and Blow's bassist and burgeoning super-producer Larry Smith, the trio - Joseph
    "Run" Simmons, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell - learned from the best, but created their own path.


    1983 was the year that they first broke out. With only an Oberheim DMX drum program and some cuts by Jay, "Sucker M.C.s (Krush-Groove
    1)" was a shot across the bow to the slick, post-disco pocket rap had settled into. It was raw, pure swagger and it took both New Yorkers
    and music aficionados around the world by storm. The song's lyrics are a mandatory memorization assignment to this day by MCs learning
    their craft. "Two years ago, a friend of mine "


    The group's sound, which was laid out muscularly on Run-DMC, had a harder approach than their peers, thanks to producer Larry Smith's
    use of live musicians who laid down grooves but didn't soften the edges. Lyrically the group wasn't just about brags either, with songs like
    "Hard Times," "It's Like That" and "Wake Up" (the first two were singles). Run's and DMC's overlapping tag-team approach to lyricism was
    powerful and immensely influential.


    "Rock Box," another single and arguably the centerpiece of the album, was a nod to their hard edge, and a foreshadowing of their first
    worldwide smash, 1985's "King Of Rock." Jam Master Jay's DJ work was stellar, knowing exactly when to jump in and put listeners' ears in
    a headlock.


    The album was the first rap full-length to achieve Gold status, and as fans know, the group was just getting started - their next two LPs would
    take them to even higher status in the music world, critically and sales-wise. But this is where it all started, and it's a classic that still sounds
    fresh today as it did more than 30 years ago.

    1. Hard Times
    2. Rock Box
    3. Jam-Master Jay
    4. Hollis Crew (Krush-Groove 2)
    5. Sucker M.C.'s (Krush-Groove 1)
    6. It's Like That
    7. Wake Up
    8. 30 Days
    9. Jay's Game
    RUN DMC
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  • Down On The Upside Down On The Upside Quick View

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    Down On The Upside

    Remastered Reissue On 180 Gram Vinyl


    After the huge commercial breakthrough of Superunknown-where Soundgarden expanded its attack to include pop hooks, psychedelic riffage, and production values-the foursome decided to work harder at rocking harder.


    From the opening chords of Pretty Noose, the group brings out the brawny guitars and slightly leavens them with sweet harmonies. With Rhinosaur, Kim Thayil churns out more guitar-hero riffs for young America to master. Zero Chance turns to the quiet side as Chris Cornell ruminates in a depressive mood: Born without a friend/And bound to die alone. Ty Cobb floors the acceleration with no brakes. Robin Trower's Bridge of Sighs is evoked within Tighten & Tighter, while No Attention ventures toward Rocks-era Aerosmith, an occasional Soundgarden touchstone.


    The album's obvious centerpiece, however, is Blow Up the Outside World, with its mix of acoustic and electric guitars; it builds toward a cathartic chorus that rings true of everything Soundgarden could ever be.

    LP 1
    1. Pretty Noose
    2. Rhinosaur
    3. Zero Chance
    4. Dusty
    5. Ty Cobb
    6. Blow Up The Outside World
    7. Burden In My Hand
    8. Never Named


    LP 2
    1. Applebite
    2. Never The Machine Forever
    3. Tighter & Tighter
    4. No Attention
    5. Switch Opens
    6. Overfloater
    7. An Unkind
    8. Boot Camp

    Soundgarden
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  • Soul Brothers Soul Brothers Quick View

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    Soul Brothers


    Features Alto Sax Performances By Ray Charles, And Milt Jackson's Only Recording On Guitar


    Mastered From The Original Master Tapes By Bernie Grundman


    Press On 180gram Audiophile-grade Vinyl At Pallas In Germany


    The rare opportunity to hear Milt Jackson step out
    from behind his familiar vibraphones to play piano,
    and partner Ray Charles, in addition to manning the
    88s, blow on the alto saxophone for two numbers,
    shouldn't be missed. Particularly on this LP, which
    portrays the 1957 collaboration within a huge, naturally
    vibrant soundstage. Mastered from the original master
    tapes and press on 180 gram vinyl, this edition lays
    bare the relaxed, bluesy, often-boppish jazz on display
    from these two giants. With stellar support, the two
    headliners treat this affair as a backroom woodshedding
    session.

    1. How Long Blues
    2. Cosmic Ray
    3. The Genius After Hours
    4. Charlesville
    5. Bags of Blues
    6. 'Deed I Do
    7. Blue Funk
    Milt Jackson & Ray Charles
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  • Into The Sun Into The Sun Quick View

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    Into The Sun

    Limited Edition Red And White Colored Vinyl


    Going scattershot pays dividends on Into the Sun, the very varied 2015 album from Bassnectar and one of most satisfying releases from the heavy electro producer to date. It's especially satisfying when wearing headphones, as interludes and slowly developing tracks dot the album with moments that aren't so dancefloory, although aggressive and bass-heavy highlights like The Mystery Spot and the ridiculously fun Blow (it sounds like Cookie Monster singing a trap song) could certainly rip the speakers at high volume. Like previous releases, the album is divided between Bassnectar productions and remix work for other artists, but what's new this time out are the 2015 Remixes, with old Bassnectar cuts like Breathing getting interesting updates. Try one of his tight and lean EPs for a taster, then come back for a full-length EDM ride worth taking.

    LP 1
    1. Bassnectar & Levitate - Chasing Heaven
    2. The Naked and Famous - No Way (Bassnectar Remix)
    3. Bassnectar - Into the Sun
    4. Bassnectar - Speakerbox ft. Lafa Taylor
    5. Bassnectar & G Jones - The Mystery Spot

    6. Bassnectar & Louis Futon - Sideways ft. Zion I
    7. David Heartbreak - Rose Colored Bass (BassnectarRemix)

    8. Bassnectar & Gnar Gnar - Generate

    9. Psymbionic & Of The Trees - One Thing ft. Cristina Soto (Bassnectar Remix)
    10. Bassnectar & Luzcid - Science Fiction
    11. Bassnectar - Blow [2015 Version]
    12. Wintergatan - SommarfÄgel (Bassnectar Remix)
    13. Dorfex Bos - Dorfex Bos (Bassnectar Remix) [2015 Version
    14. Bassnectar & Sayr - Breathing [2015 Version]
    15. Bassnectar & Kang - Dubuasca [2015 Version]
    16. Bassnectar & Sayr - Enter the Chamber [2015 Version]


    LP 2
    1. Bassnectar - Mixtape 13

    Bassnectar
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  • Caravan Caravan Quick View

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    Caravan

    Includes 1 Bonus Track


    By the time that jazz icon/bandleader/percussionist Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers began recording for Riverside in the fall of 1962, Blakey had already been the spiritual center of the group for nearly 15 years. The unprecedented caliber of performers who had already passed through the revolving-door personnel reads like a who's who of 20th century jazz. On Caravan -- his first of several notable sides for the venerable label -- he is joined by a quintet of concurrent and future all-stars. Likewise, it could be argued that each has never again been presented in such a fresh or inspired setting as on these recordings. In order to establish with any authority just how heavy (even for purveyors of hard bop) the players in this band are, they need only to be named: Curtis Fuller (trombone), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Cedar Walton (piano), and Reggie Workman (bass). With Blakey (drums) firmly at the helm, these Jazz Messengers deliver a scintillating synergy that doesn't sacrifice intensity for the sake of cadence. The trademark give-and-take that graces the laid-back and sophisticated pop and jazz standards Skylark and In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning likewise is responsible for the palpable energy brought to the sizeable contributions from Shorter and Hubbard -- which make up half of the album's material. The title and leadoff track liquefies Duke Ellington's original arrangement and ignites it, fueling this extended fiery interpretation. Hubbard's first solo harks back to his own recording of Caravan, which can be heard on the Impulse release Artistry of Freddie Hubbard and was recorded earlier the same year. Coincidentally, that disc also features Curtis Fuller as well as a rare non-Sun Ra-related appearance from John Gilmore (tenor sax). Blow for blow, however, this reading has more than just an edge -- it possesses the entire blade. The melody snakes in and out of Blakey's strident flurry of syncopation. Another highlight is Shorter's interjectory solo, recalling his ability to succeed John Coltrane in Miles Davis' coterie. Among the original compositions, Shorter's upbeat Sweet 'n' Sour stands out as the most cohesive and ensemble-driven, although the singular group dynamic is well applied to the lively This Is for Albert as well. By contrast, Hubbard's Thermo is more angular -- taking full advantage of the musicians' aggressive chops. The 2001 20-bit remaster from Fantasy contains two bonus tracks: take four of Sweet 'n' Sour and take two of Thermo. This release can be considered definitive Blakey, bop, and Jazz Messengers.

    - Lindsay Planer (All Music)

    1. Caravan
    2. Sweet 'n' Sour
    3. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
    4. Sweet 'n' Sour [Alternate Take] *
    5. This Is For Albert
    6. Skylark
    7. Thermo


    *Bonus Track (From The Same Sessions. Not On The Original LP)

    Art Blakey
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  • Forever Found EP Forever Found EP Quick View

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    Forever Found EP


    Limited Edition Clear Vinyl


    The EP is highlighted by title track "Forever Found," which has already been championed by the ever-influential public radio station, KCRW, as well as by LA Weekly, which recently cited the evocative track in naming KAN WAKAN among the "Los Angeles Bands About To Blow Up" in coming months. In addition to an evolved take on the original "Forever Found" recording, the EP includes the spectacular "Midnight Moon," an epic suite of unprecedented adventurism, presented in two remarkable movements.


    KAN WAKAN emerged in early 2012, under the moniker of Oren Lyons, as the musical brainchild of composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Gueorgui I. Linev. The Bulgarian-born musician originally set out to create solely instrumental music inspired by his lifelong passion for classical minimalism, but the involvement of chanteuse Kristianne Bautista and producer/guitarist Peter Potyondy rapidly saw the project grow in both scope and purpose.


    Since then they have dubbed themselves with the Native American-inspired abstraction, "KAN WAKAN." The trio was abetted by Ian Anderson (bass), Dannon Rampton (violin), Jesse Aumiller (keyboards, saxophone), and Keith Krey (drums), all of whom helped bring the bold sonic vision to full fruition. At the forefront is Bautista's powerful, provocative voice - described by Linev as not unlike "the lead instrument in an orchestra" - which conveys remarkable levels of romantic nuance and human complexity to songs like the mysterious "Moving On" which can also be found on the EP.


    - DaveHHM (Hellhound Music)

    1. Forever Found
    2. Moving On
    3. Moving On (Robin Hannibal Remix)
    4. Midnight Moon, Pt. 1
    5. Midnight Moon, Pt. 2
    Kan Wakan
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  • Poison Season Poison Season Quick View

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    Poison Season

    Poison Season opens with Vancouver native Dan Bejar swathed in Hunky Dory strings. He's a dashboard Bowie surveying four wracked characters-Jesus, Jacob, Judy, Jack-simultaneously Biblical and musical theatre. This bittersweet, Times Square-set fanfare is reprised twice more on the record-first as swaying, saxophone-stoked "street-rock" and then finally as a curtain-closing reverie. "The first and last songs are actually one song tracked live with quintet," explains their author. "I even sang with the band. That song always swung between super austere and super mid-'70s Springsteen/Bowie street-rock. In the end, I decided I wanted both. Couldn't really figure out a way to sequence the orchestral version within the record, so I decided to carve it up as a book-ending motif, with the rock version squarely in the middle." Mr. Bejar has long displayed a chameleonic instinct for change while maintaining a unified aesthetic (rather than just pinballing between reference points). No two records sound the same, but they're always uniquely Destroyer. His latest incarnation often appears to take sonic cues from a distinctly British (usually Scottish, to be precise) strain of sophisti-pop: you might hear traces of Aztec Camera, Prefab Sprout, Orange Juice, or The Blow Monkeys. These songs merge a casual literary brilliance with intense melodic verve, nimble arrangements, and a certain blue-eyed soul sadness.
    1. Times Square, Poison Season I
    2. Dream Lover
    3. Forces From Above
    4. Hell
    5. The River
    6. Girl in a Sling
    7. Times Square
    8. Archer on the Beach
    9. Midnight Meet the Rain
    10. Solace's Bride
    11. Bangkok
    12. Sun in the Sky
    13. Times Square, Poison Season II
    Destroyer
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    Xe

    Zs is devoid of genre and unclassifiable. Since 2000, founder Sam Hillmer has remained its purveying constant, and with the addition of loose-limbed, meditative percussionist Greg Fox (Liturgy, Guardian Alien, Man Forever), and virtuosic avant-classical guitarist and composer Patrick Higgins, the band has found its epochal lineup. The trio's vision is crystallized on Xe, Zs' first full-length featuring the new trio, and first proper since 2010's critically acclaimed New Slaves. Hillmer, Fox and Higgins-three supremely heavy sages who exchange their pulsating phraseology with a mind-blowingly telepathic bent-in one room, nailing Xe in one miraculous live take, manned by Higgins and noted A-list producer Henry Hirsch (Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, Mick Jagger) at the boards in Hudson, New York's Future-Past Studios. The music on Xe even transcends artistic mediums, influencing renowned visual artist Tauba Auerbach, who believed Zs was examining the same structural concerns as her own work. She created two 3D steel helix sculptures derived from the scientific varieties known as the Z helix and S helix, which were then arranged and photographed in various configurations for the Xe album art. The album's minimalist, esoteric vibes aligned perfectly with Auerbach''s mind-bending and shadowy metallic sculptures. The artist attests to have never worked so hard on a record cover, nor gotten so much out of doing so, creatively and personally.
    Future of Royalty
    Wolf Government
    Weakling
    Corps
    Xe
    Zs
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    Still Life

    Dawn Golden is the work of Los Angeles-based producer Dexter Tortoriello. He gained exposure in 2010 when his other (much more serene) project, Houses began getting wide spread attention. Dawn Golden is it's opposite. Influenced by everything from doom metal bands like Neurosis to avant noise artists such as Xiu Xiu, the songs pound with a calm, but dire urgency. The project began in Tortoriello's bedroom as an experiment in different recording techniques, and quickly escalated as vocals were added and ideas rounded out. Dawn Golden released his first EP, Blow, in April 2011. The effort, which featured standouts like "Blacks" and "White Sun," received critical acclaim from NPR and Pitchfork. Post-Blow, Tortoriello started recording albums for both Dawn Golden and Houses, releasing Houses' A Quiet Darkness in May 2013. During this period, he continued working on the songs for what would become Dawn Golden's debut LP, Still Life. The album was recorded over the last three years at the Mad Decent studios in Los Angeles.


    Still Life is built around stream-of-conscious craft that explores the doleful voids of addiction, love, and death. Led by its first single "All I Want," Still Life gains its stark emotional perspective through some of the most unique production you're likely to hear this year. There's heavy exploration of sonic texture, and Tortoriello uses frozen cut-ups and creative vocal editing to flip a traditionally-futuristic sound into something that oozes feeling.

    1. Discoloration
    2. All I Want
    3. Sleight Orchestra
    4. I Won't Bend
    5. Swing
    6. The Beekeeper
    7. Still Life
    8. Chevrotain
    9. Last Train
    10. Brief Encounter
    Dawn Golden
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    Psychic Temple II

    It may seem hard to imagine a place where indie rock visionaries like Sufjan Stevens and Castanets' Ray Raposa could meld minds with the genius of Brian Wilson, where death metal pioneer Paul Masvidal might wield his legendary six-string chops on a blissed-out soul ballad, where adventurous young jazz players like Kris Tiner and Devin Hoff share credit with Mars Volta keyboardist Ikey Owens and singer/songwriter Aaron Roche.


    Long Beach composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist (not to mention truck driver) Chris Schlarb has not only imagined such a place but has now made it manifest for a second time. Released by Asthmatic Kitty, Psychic Temple II is a labor of love, envisioned by Schlarb to bring his most far-ranging inspirations to life - as he puts it, "a dream ensemble that could never actually exist." The ensemble's sophomore release was painstakingly constructed over more than a year with the cooperation of some of the most progressive musical minds from a staggering variety of genres.


    "I love interesting juxtapositions, where you bring together people from different communities," Schlarb says. He cites iconoclastic predecessors like Bill Laswell's ever-changing group Material, which once brought together a young Whitney Houston with jazz legend Archie Shepp and future Soundgarden and Red Hot Chili Peppers producer Michael Beinhorn to cover a song by Hugh Hopper of English prog-rock pioneers Soft Machine. On 2010's Psychic Temple, Schlarb assembled a 29-member ensemble that included Minutemen bassist Mike Watt, vocalist Julianna Barwick, and pianist Mick Rossi of the Philip Glass Ensemble.


    "It seems like a crazy combination of people," Schlarb says, "but they're all just musicians. Why not bring them all together? It may not always work, but it's always worth reaching further."


    Psychic Temple II reaches beyond the long-form experiments of its predecessor for a more tightly focused yet conceptually dense collection whose songs are no less exploratory for their briefer durations. "I never see the point in continuing to regurgitate," Schlarb says of the new album's unique direction. "What was natural at that time would now feel contrived. I have to keep moving forward."


    Schlarb also includes three cover songs by composers who share his boundary-demolishing mindset: Joe Jackson's "Steppin' Out," Frank Zappa's "Sofa No. 2," and Brian Wilson's "'Til I Die," a gorgeous, lesser-known Beach Boys song that features vocals by Sufjan Stevens, Castanets' Ray Raposa, and Cryptacize's Nedelle Torrisi.


    Psychic Temple had its origins in Create (!), a large improvising ensemble with which Schlarb used to perform. The free-form group would often incorporate multiple drummers, a concept that Schlarb decided to pursue in a more composition-oriented setting. No matter how much Psychic Temple mutates from track to track, the rhythmic possibilities of its two drummers (in this case, Tabor Allen and Andrew Pompey) remain intact.


    Schlarb's imaginative leaps are evidenced from the outset of Psychic Temple II, on the intoxicating opening track, "Seventh House." Featuring the sinuous vocals of Sarah Negahdari, who recently served as touring bassist for Silversun Pickups, the song weaves together lyrical and musical references to Neil Young's "Will To Love," to the Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers album Pisces, and to Sheena Easton's notorious Prince-penned pop hit "Sugar Walls."


    Then there's "The Starry King Hears Laughter" and "She Is the Golden World," two songs that pay simultaneous homage to poet William Blake and jazz legend Bill Evans; or "Solo in Place," Schlarb's attempt to filter classic soul through his own "weird prism," a missing link between the Isley Brothers and the Alan Parsons Project that features guitar wizard Paul Masvidal of the death metal bands Death and Cynic.


    Despite such a mind-blowing array of talent from the farthest reaches of the musical spectrum, Psychic Temple II is a surprisingly cohesive album, a testament to Schlarb's clear controlling vision. "One of the fundamental flaws of modern music is the idea of the record as a pastiche," he says. "With hip-hop and R&R records starting in the '90s, you had ten tracks with ten different producers so every track sounded completely different. There was no aesthetic where you could just put on a record and listen to it beginning to end. I admire people who are control freaks."


    Schlarb has wielded control over a number of vastly different projects himself. The New York Observer called his debut solo album, Twilight & Ghost Stories, "40 minutes of avant-garde bliss," while Interoceans, recorded with experimental jazz duo I Heart Lung, was chosen by NPR as one of the top five jazz albums of 2008. He composed the score for Nicklas "Nifflas" Nygren's video game Nightsky and has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Meet the Composer. In 2001, Schlarb founded the eclectic Sounds Are Active record label, which has released music by the likes of Nels Cline, Mike Watt, and Castanets.

    1. Seventh House
    2. The Starry King Hears Laughter
    3. Solo In Place
    4. Bird In The Garden
    5. 'Til I Die
    6. She Is The Golden World
    7. Steppin' Out
    8. All I Want Is Time
    9. Sofa No. 2
    10. NO TSURAI
    11. Hyacinth Thrash Quarter
    Chris Schlarb
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    God Is Saying This To You...

    More than a mere odds-n-ends collection, Kurt Vile's latest LP is a compilation of tracks from Overnite KV, a tour-only CDR, along with a handful of extra tracks recorded specifically for this release. Here we find Kurt solo, four-trackin' as usual, and blowing minds with his mix of bluegrass guitar, blazed singer-songwriterisms, and the knowledge of how to balance these contexts out with laidback precision. Psychedelic to its core, these twelve tracks speak to the will of the casual perfectionist, honing his craft with effortless aplomb.
    1 Untitled
    2 My Sympathy
    3 Red Apples
    4 Beach On the Moon (Recycled Lyrics)
    5 Can't Come
    6 Overnite KV
    7 Untitled
    8 My Best Friends (Don't Even Pass This)
    9 White Riffs
    10 Song For John In D
    11 Doctor Orgatron
    12 Frip Job
    Kurt Vile
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    Over And Even

    Joan Shelly's new album, Over And Even, was written in the back of an abandoned beauty parlor on the island of Thessaloniki. The whole thing had something to do with Vashti Bunyan. That's what Joan told me, but Joan Shelley is a poet, so she makes things up. In a small, dark room that smells of expired hair-do chemicals, there is talk of hypnosis. All the windows are blacked out. Look into my eyes. White walls are blinding in the ancient sunlight. A bowl of oranges shines like solid gold, waiting for you. There is a small classical guitar, a sunburn, and a key that turns a lock, and songs come pouring out. Maybe the Greek deal was really about Leonard Cohen. That's Joanie's jam: songs wide open enough to let the wind blow the curtains around, and solid enough to hang a ton of heartache on. She writes smart, beautiful songs full of poetry, history, mystery and nature. Like all the best sad songs, they will make you cry. Then they will drag you outside and leave you flat on your back, staring up at the stars. Joan lands on a note like a laser beam on a diamond. Colors fly around the room, and her voice bends between them. People say her voice reminds them of Sandy Denny. It's more than the vocal range. It's a quiet power that draws you in. Maybe Over And Even wasn't written last winter on a Greek island. Maybe these songs were written a hundred years ago in a farmhouse somewhere in Kentucky. That's where Joan is from, and that's where she and guitar player Nathan Salsburg recorded all the basic tracks live. All the people who played on Joan's new record -- and Daniel Martin Moore who recorded and engineered it -- are friends. That comes through somehow in the sound of the album. Will Oldham and Glen Dettinger are genius harmony singers. They leave the perfect amount of space for microscopic shifts in Joan's voice, without sacrificing their own awesome idiosyncrasies. Nathan Salsburg's guitar follows every twist of the melody. When the song breaks your heart in two, Nathan is there with a high E-string to sew it back together. Joan Shelley's voice flows out like a river. It never travels in a straight line. It follows bends and curves carved by history. We are all lucky just to be swept away, and go with her wherever she's going. But it's not over by half There's a gold in your eyes blooming out through the black And you're still standing, your hand on the map No its not over, not over by half the end.
    1. Brighter Than The Blues
    2. Stay On My Sure
    3. Over and Even
    4. Not Over By Half
    5. Ariadne's Gone
    6. No More Shelter
    7. Easy Now
    8. Lure and Line
    9. Jenny Come In
    10. Wine And Honey
    11. My Only Trouble
    12. Subtle Love
    Joan Shelley
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    Prisoner

    "...really freaky and psychedelic, so plan your drug usage accordingly. Not that one needs substances to dig this Dutch trio, whose instrumental makeup - guitar, organ and drums - and sound conjure hazy memories of The Doors, among other '60s greats. The group is already a big deal in France, and with the release of 'Prisoner,' they'll likely turn some heads - and blow some minds - here in the States." - Diffuser.FM


    After 97 shows in 2013 all over Europe and USA, Dutch psychedelic rockers BIRTH OF JOY have already proven to be a true live rock sensation! The band is Master in invoking a primal emotion that lays hidden in many of us. The kind of emotion that craves to burst out when you experience something pure, something real, something authentic. Well, these guys are exactly that, they ARE the real deal: sex, drugs and rock&roll! Blood, sweat and... well, mostly alcohol! Influenced by psychedelica, blues and steaming rock&roll this trio takes you back to the good old times of MC5, The Doors and even Pink Floyd. At the same time they introduce a modern twist influenced by stoner, grunge and punk and hence create their own sound! With a drum- player that could be John Bonham's son, an organist that harasses his instrument to death and a singer/guitarist that seems to be the power-incarnation of Jim Morrison, this band is bound to catapult psychedelic rock&roll back into our modern times with an energy you can't resist!


    The new album PRISONER was recorded and produced in November 2013 by Joris Wolff (e.g. De Staat, Within Temptation and Mister and Mississippi) and mastered by Brian Lucey (e.g. The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, David Lynch and Dr. John)

    1. The Sound
    2. How it Goes
    3. Keep Your Eyes Shut
    4. Three Day Road
    5. Grow
    6. Rock & Roll Show
    7. Longtime Boogie
    8. Mad Men
    9. Holding On
    10. Prisoner
    11. Clean Cut
    Birth of Joy
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