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  • The Switch The Switch Quick View

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    The Switch

    "Tenuously and perfectly balanced between experimental challenge and punk efficiency." - Pitchfork


    "All sorts of wild, enthralling noises with little more than a pair of guitars and some amplifiers." - The New York Times


    "Their minimalist drones evoking the tumultuous inner spaces of the heart and the mind". - SPIN


    Body/Head is the duo of Kim Gordon and Bill Nace.


    Creative alchemy doesn't just happen in the studio or in
    the practice space; so much of it is the product of solo time
    with one's instrument, learning how body and wood and
    electronics fuse, and of subconscious processes as one lives
    one's daily life-picking up the ambient noise of the world
    outside, listening to others' work, talking through ideas with
    friends. For Kim and Bill, time together these days is limited
    to live performances and recording, so they've got to bring
    all their magic to every encounter. Lucky for us, these are
    two experimental sorcerers of significant renown.


    Their debut album together as Body/Head, Coming Apart,
    from 2013, was more of a rock record-heavy, emotional,
    cathartic, spellwork in shades of black and grey. The Switch
    is their second studio full-length, and it finds the duo
    working with a more subtle palette, refining their ideas and
    identity. Some of it was sketched out live (if you've not had
    the fortune of seeing them in that natural environment
    yet, see 2016's improvisational document No Waves), but
    much of it happened purely in the moment. Working in
    the same studio and with the same producer as Coming
    Apart, here Body/Head stretch out, making spacious pieces
    that build shivering drones, dissonant interplay, Gordon's
    manipulated vocals, and scraping, haunting textures into
    something that feels both delicate and dangerous. Less
    discrete songs than one composition broken up into
    thematic movements, a slow-moving narrative that requires
    as much attention and care from the listener as it did from
    everyone involved in its creation, it is a record that sticks
    around after it's done playing.


    This is Nace's favorite of Gordon's guitar work; she's truly
    come into her own as a guitarist, having built up her
    confidence through solo shows. The way the duo work
    together, you'd never know they spend so much time apart;
    on The Switch, their vision and focus feel truly unified. If
    Coming Apart was dark magic, The Switch works with light,
    though it never forgets that these approaches are two sides
    of the same coin, and that binaries-black/white, near/
    far, emotion/analysis, body/head-are made to be broken
    open, and that the truth of things is in the energy between.

    1. Last Time
    2. You Don't Need
    3. In The Dark Room
    4. Change My Brain
    5. Reverse Hard
    Body/Head
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    Body Talk (Speakers Corner)

    Just listen to the first thirty seconds of this LP and you know that it's all about the 'Godfather of Soul' - the unique James Brown.



    But it's just as obvious that such a great artist as George Benson doesn't just present "Greatest Hits" in a new guise. Six of his own compositions plus one by Donny Hathaway/Gene McDaniels provide the guitarist and singer with a great platform to launch from. He shoots off into orbit, accompanied by first-class guest soloists such as Jon Faddis, Frank Foster, Earl Klugh and Jack DeJohnnette. Ron Carter's bass doesn't boom in the low register but offers a light and airy, yet solid, base.



    Body Talk is by no means the declaration of a world-shaking, new and avant-garde jazz. It is, however, a successful blend of jazz, soul and fusion. And when such a superb arranger as Pee Wee Ellis has his finger in the pie - or rather: his pen on the manuscript paper - then one can be sure that the almost 50-minute-long LP is a great success from beginning to end. Finally, one shouldn't forget the helping hand of the producer Creed Taylor, who made a significant contribution to this milestone on the CTI label.



    Musicians:



    • George Benson (guitar, vocal)

    • Frank Foster (tenor saxophone)

    • Gerald Chamberlain, Dick Griffin (trombone)

    • Jon Faddis, John Gatchell, Waymon Reed (fluegel horn, trumpet)

    • Harold Mabern (electric piano)

    • Earl Klugh (guitar)

    • Ron Carter, Gary King (bass)

    • Jack DeJohnette (drums)

    • Mobutu (percussion)



    Recording: July 1973 at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (USA), by Rudy Van Gelder

    Production: Creed Taylor



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Dance
    2. When Love Has Grown
    3. Plum
    4. Body Talk
    5. Top Of The World
    George Benson
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    Diamond Head

    Pressed On Limited Edition 140 Gram Clear Vinyl


    Includes Bonus One-Sided 7-Inch


    First New Material In 8 Years


    Influential and iconic heavy metal band, Diamond Head, release their first album of new material in eight years. Entitled Diamond Head, the album features an exciting new talent in singer Rasmus Bom Andersen. In 2014 Diamond Head invited London based, Danish-born Ras to join the band. Together they completed a European tour, which included appearances at Hard Rock Hell and Head Bangers Open Air in Germany. In general the album lyrics focus on political and environmental themes, specifically warning that our world is in many ways leaning towards self-destruction. The opening and closing songs encapsulate these themes, while the body of the album explores subtopics in more depth, along with songs dealing with lighter subjects that aren't so heavy on the heart.

    1. Bones
    2. Shout At The Devil

    3. Set My Soul On Fire

    4. See You Rise
    5. All The Reasons You Live

    6. Wizard Sleeve

    7. Our Time Is Now
    8. Speed

    9. Blood On My Hands

    10. Silence


    *Bonus One-Sided 7-Inch Single
    1. Diamonds

    Diamond Head
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    Head First

    CD & Poster


    Head First is Goldfrapp's most powerful trip to date, a speedy rush of synth optimism, euphoria, fantasy and romance. With life affirming lyrics and stellar production it lifts off at full tilt and takes us on a journey to the heart of 2010.


    The diversity, ambition and direction of the new album highlights Goldfrapp as true agenda-setters and modern British musical icons. Head First follows the critically acclaimed Seventh Tree, and is the latest in a brilliantly consistent body of work from the captivating electronic balladry of Mercury nominated debut Felt Mountain and it's distorted-dancefloor follow-up, Black Cherry to the glitterball glamour of Supernature which came out in summer 2005 and went on to sell over a million copies worldwide.


    The vinyl format of Head First is presented in a gatefold sleeve and contains an exclusive poster and a copy of the full album on CD.

    1. Rocket
    2. Believer
    3. Alive
    4. Dreaming
    5. Head First
    6. Hunt
    7. Shiny And Warm
    8. I Wanna Life
    9. Voicething
    Goldfrapp
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  • Electric Music For The Mind And Body (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Electric Music For The Mind And Body (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Electric Music For The Mind And Body (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)

    Country Joe & The Fish full-length debut is their most joyous and cohesive statement and one of the most important and enduring documents of the psychedelic era, the band's swirl of distorted guitar and organ at its most inventive. In contrast to Jefferson Airplane, who were at their best working within conventional song structures, and the Grateful Dead, who hadn't quite yet figured out how to transpose their music to the recording studio, Country Joe & the Fish delivered a fully formed, uncompromising, and yet utterly accessible - in fact, often delightfully witty - body of psychedelic music the first time out. Ranging in mood from good-timey to downright apocalyptic, it embraced all of the facets of the band's music, which were startling in their diversity: soaring guitar and keyboard excursions (Flying High, Section 43, Bass Strings, The Masked Marauder), the group's folk roots (Sad and Lonely Times), McDonald's personal ode to Grace Slick (Grace), and their in-your-face politics (Superbird). Hardly any band since the Beatles had ever come up with such a perfect and perfectly bold introduction to who and what they were, and the results - given the prodigious talents and wide-ranging orientation of this group - might've scared off most major record labels. Additionally, this is one of the best-performed records of its period, most of it so bracing and exciting that one gets some of the intensity of a live performance. One of Vanguard Records' classic albums, with startlingly vivid stereo separation and a close, intimate sound.




    Musicians:



    • Country Joe McDonald (guitar, harmonica, tambourine, vocal)

    • David Cohen (guitar, organ, vocal)

    • Barry Melton (guitar, vocal)

    • Bruce Barthol (bass, harmonium)

    • Chicken Hirsh (drums)




    Recording at Sierra Sound Laboratories, Berkeley, CA, USA, by Robert di Souza

    Production: Samuel Charters




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    Country Joe & The Fish
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    Fading Trails

    Jason Molina has lived in nine different locations and has had a dozen different backing bands on record in as many different recording environments. "Fading Trails" was recorded in four different studios. The essence of these recordings was extracted to create one cohesive being and thus defines what Magnolia Electric Co. truly is - something that's hard to define. One head, multiple bodies - the opposite of a hydra head.
    1. Don't Fade on Me

    2. Montgomery

    3. Lonesome Valley

    4. A Little at a Time

    5. The Old Horizon

    6. Memphis Moon

    7. Talk to Me Devil, Again

    8. Spanish Moon Fall & Rise

    Magnolia Electric Co.
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    Begging Please

    Body High is set to release Begging Please, the debut solo album from label head Samo Sound Boy. In an unprecedented approach for an album rooted in club culture, Begging Please, is an honest and unguarded story, relatable to many, but a singular achievement in its unique delivery and detail. Citing Marvin Gaye's Here, My Dear as a key influence, Samo uses his own distinct language to tell a vivid and personal narrative. Lush synth work, jagged percussion, and hauntingly soulful samples, bring us into his autobiographical account of love slowly breaking down and falling apart. The idea that dance music could be considered one-noted or lacking in depth has never made sense to me. I think the very simple way it builds up and down is so fundamentally reflective of living in the world, Samo said recently. What's dark and brooding can give way to the most ecstatic moments, all because one small thing is added or subtracted. Begging Please is a story about the last couple years of my life, told the best way I know how. Following his collaborative DJ Dodger Stadium LP with Jerome Potter, Samo wrote and recorded Begging Please during the second half of 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
    Samo Sound Boy
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    No Waves

    Body/Head is the duo of Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth, Free Kitten) and guitarist Bill Nace (Northampton Wools, Celyon Mange). They play experimental, free-form guitar drones highlighed by Gordon's unmistakable voice. Their sound is an immersive, three-dimensional experience and no two performances are similar.


    No Waves was recorded on March 24th, 2014 during Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN at the Bijou Theater. This live album (don't jump to conclusions, please read ahead) captures Kim Gordon and Bill Nace at peak chemistry during the tour supporting 2013's critically lauded Coming Apart.


    The band have not played many shows since forming, but those who have been able to see them live have left their jaws on the floor. This album is the piece of the Body/Head puzzle for those who have not seen the band live and for those that have, something they want to own.


    Instead of presenting "tracks" or "songs" from the record, we present moments from this one pinnacle set that was luckily for us beautifully caught in time.


    World-renowned artist and long-time friend of Kim Gordon, Raymond Pettibon has made an original piece of art for the cover of the album.

    1. Sugar Water
    2. The Show Is Over
    3. Abstract/Actress
    Body/Head
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  • Coming Apart Coming Apart Quick View

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    Coming Apart

    Body/Head are an electric guitar duo comprised of Kim Gordon (CKM, Sonic Youth, Free Kitten, etc.) and Bill Nace (X.O.4, Vampire Belt, Ceylon Mange, etc.) The pair began working together in various loose formats a few years ago, but the Body/Head concept evolved more specifically in early 2012.


    Initially their approach was almost entirely instrumental - lattices of interwoven feedback rainbows, with bits recalling everyone from Heldon to Keiji Haino. They usually performed against a backdrop of slow-motion film projection, creating a dream narrative of undeniable power and visionary reach. Kim's voice began creeping into the mix soon after, and the vocals now have become an intrinsic part of their musical architecture. They have even started writing and playing "songs" now, compositionally distinct from their purely aleatory origins, but still featuring lots of built-in improvisational space.


    Body/Head have also worked with guest artists since their inception. An early session with Michael Morley of The Dead C resulted in the Body/Gate/Head LP 'Glare Luring Yo', and live collaborations with Ikue Mori. Ikue has been focusing on electronics as her primary instrument in the decades since the end of her groundbreaking trio DNA, but Kim was able to talk her into trying drums again, and the results have been astounding. Ikue's percussion grounds the spirals of guitar and vocals with its strong central pulse, allowing everybody to achieve greater heights of musical/visual disorientation.


    Body/Head have thus far recorded a single for Dennis Tyfuss' Ultra Eczama Editions, a tour EP for Nace's own Open Mouth Productions, and released their collaboration with Morley through Feeding Tube Records.


    'Coming Apart' is released as a double LP by Matador Records.

    LP 1
    1. Abstract
    2. Murderess
    3. Last Mistress
    4. Actress
    5. Everything Left
    6. Can't Help You


    LP 2
    1. Aint
    2. Black
    3. Frontal

    Body/Head
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    Michael

    Michael is the debut full length from Les Sins, the dance project
    of Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bundick. Inspired by cartoon and movie
    soundtracks, the largely instrumental album explores classic
    dance and pop music traditions. Catchy, repetitive vocal hooks
    gel with beats and synth work influenced by house, techno,
    French electronic, and '90s hip-hop production. Bundick made
    the album over two years and recorded everything in his home
    studio.


    The funky Why features vocals from Berkeley, Calif. singer-songwriter Nate Salman asking "Why you wanna go and do
    that?" "Bother" holds down a head-bobbing, body-moving
    groove until a stunning hallelujah moment straight out of a sci-fi
    version of Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
    While there are no concrete themes associated with the album,
    Chaz says he can imagine all of these songs playing in the
    middle of the brilliantly lighted and busy Ginza district in Tokyo.


    Touchstones like Timbaland, Mr. Oizo, and Daft Punk, and
    contemporaries such as Motor City Drum Ensemble offered
    inspiration, but most influential on the making of the album was
    the sage advice of a design icon. "My favorite graphic designer,
    P. Rand always said, 'Don't try to be original, just try to be
    good,'" Bundick says. "When making this record that was/is my
    mantra-it was just constantly looping in my mind. I believe
    'good' is timeless and once you can recognize that you'll see the
    world in its fullest.

    1. Talk About
    2. Past
    3. Toy
    4. Why ft. Nate Salman
    5. Bother
    6. Minato
    7. Bellow
    8. Sticky
    9. Call
    10. Drop
    11. Do Right
    Les Sins
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    H2O

    H20 on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity


    1982 Multi-Platinum Smash Both Creatively Ambitious and Commercially Successful


    Includes Maneater, One on One, and Family Man


    Third and Final Set of Duo's 80s-Defining Series of Masterful Albums


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Sound Cuts to the Heart of Tandem's Balanced, Melodic, Smooth Sound


    Hall and Oates' biggest-selling album also stands as their most ambitious. Recorded in 1982, when the duo practically owned the pop market, H20 strikes a keen equilibrium between polish, melody, muscle, and craft. The vocalists expand the emotional reach of their songwriting, and shepherd meticulous production and measured arrangements toward thrilling intersections of blue-eyed soul, edge new wave, soft rock, and dance. Staked to two giant singles, the double-platinum affair lingers as the group's last masterwork.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's reissue of H20 falls in line with the label's other two definitive Hall and Oates restorations. Fans that think they know the set backwards and forwards will even be stunned at how much sharper vocal harmonies sound, how much richer the dynamics have become, and how broad and deep the soundstage now spans. One listen, and you'll know why this record marks the tandem's creative pinnacle.


    Oh-oh, here she comes! Yes, you know the refrain. In their number-one smash and album-opening "Maneater," Hall and Oates distill all the trademark traits that made their music irresistible. Swinging verse structures; call-and-responses choruses; catchy, stick-in-your-head hooks; smooth synthesizer layers; doo-wop vocal fills; and here, even a reggae-nodding rhythm and cool saxophone lines to stir up the mood and atmosphere. The blend of seemingly disparate styles would seem disastrous in nearly any other artists' hands, yet here, it's euphoria. All of H20 follows suit.


    Simply look to the other Top Ten hit, "One on One," an elegantly seductive jam sent up with witty metaphors, mellow balladic foundations, syncopated singing, falsetto stretches, and percolating drum-machine beats that add to the soulful feel. Or to the attractive power-pop of "Delayed Reaction," slinky and sensual "Open All Night," mechanized synthpop statement "Crime Pays," fun-loving spirit of "Italian Girls," and horn-laden "Art of Heartbreak." Again claiming an advantage lost on most of their contemporary pop peers, Hall and Oates cut the album with their superb touring band in support, buttressing the fare with genuine instruments and full-bodied tones.


    After the release of H20, Hall and Oates soon became history's all-time biggest-selling male duo. This early 80s benchmark has much to do with their achievement, and deserves to be heard in the best-possible fidelity. Look no further.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Maneater
    2. Crime Pays
    3. Art of Heartbreak
    4. One on One
    5. Open All Night
    6. Family Man
    7. Italian Girls
    8. Guessing Games
    9. Delayed Reaction
    10. At Tension
    11. Go Solo
    Hall and Oates
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    Sound Of Change

    The Sound of Change can't come from external forces, it has to emanate from within. For Dirty Heads, evolution beyond their reggae-rock roots has developed over time and is manifested on their new album "Sound of Change." Due out summer 2014 via Five Seven Music, the album boasts some of the groups' most diverse and ambitious work to date. "Sound of Change" takes a literal meaning with the production of this album, as the band links up with Grammy award winning producer Supa Dups (Nina Sky, Bruno Mars), Buddah Shampoo (Ty Dolla $ign), Niles (of hip hop duo, The Cataracs), Ward 21 (311, Major Lazer reggae collaborators) and long-time friend and collaborator, Rome (Sublime).


    The feel-good vibe associated with their sound was not forgotten. Sonically, "Sound of Change" amps up the groundwork laid by previous albums. Fine-tuned alternative choruses work harmoniously with hip-hop influenced production that seams the songs together. Universal themes of compassion, reflection and happiness are at the core of "Sound of Change." "We wanted the songs on this album to touch on the things we deeply care about and the people we are inside" front man Jared (Dirty J) Watson asserts, "but then we want to address the other side - when the weekend comes and we need to let go and just rage." Who can't relate to that feeling?


    Vocalist/Guitarist Dustin Bushnell (Duddy B) is constantly looking to connect the dots between the live show with the album tracks, often mentally mapping out the live elements as the songs are being recorded. For the touring cycle surrounding the release "Sound of Change" the band plans to bring a live show that will energetically compliment each new track. Dirty Heads have racked up their miles bringing that live experience to fans across the globe for over a decade. "Now that our lives are touring we get to see the world," both Watson and Bushnell agree, "we're taking stories and vibes from around the world and making this album is the culmination of that."


    The band's breakout 2008 album "Any Port In The Storm" included the chart-topping hit track "Lay Me Down" which features current Sublime frontman, Rome. The track had an incredible run for eleven weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts, laying a solid foundation for their follow up sophomore album "Cabin By The Sea" which was released in 2012. Dirty Heads then began their musical metamorphosis with their 2013 acoustic album "Home - Phantoms Of Summer," allowing time for their metamorphosis embodied in "Sound of Change." Their previous work featured contributions from talent such as Del The Funky Homosapien, Matisyahu, Rome (Sublime) and guitar legend Slash.


    "Sound of Change" is a melting pot of all the band members' experiences and musical persuasions, addressing both serious and lighthearted subject matter in their signature way. On the lighter side of the spectrum, "Burn Slow" (Produced by Rome, featuring rapper, Tech N9ne) showcases the hip-hop oriented side of the band. With anthemic choruses and a feel-good aura, Watson boasts the song is the perfect soundtrack for those times when you're "having a good time, going out with friends and realize that sometimes you just need to chill." The retro sound and sexy lyrics of "Hear You Comin," highlights Watson's soaring vocals in its hook. The first single, the metaphorical "My Sweet Summer" (produced by Niles from The Cataracs) is, in reality, a song for all seasons. An undeniable groove underlines the lyrical lament. The title track "Sound of Change" is the key manifestation of the artistic maturation of the band. "The world is always changing political and social outlooks and on a broader scale, look at the changes within yourself" Watson reflects, "the song is about embracing the change life is going to bring no matter what, because that change is inevitable." Though there is diversity on "Sound of Change," as a body of work, it is cohesive in a way only Dirty Heads can achieve.


    As a full six-piece unit, frontmen Watson and Bushnell are joined by keyboardist/vocalist Shawn Hagood, percussionist Jon Olazabal, drummer Matt Ochoa and bassist David Foral. This lineup is hell-bent on grabbing new ears with "Sound of Change." Their own journey can be heard within the album- all you have to do is sit back and listen.

    1. Sound Of Change
    2. My Sweet Summer
    3. Medusa (feat. Ward 21)
    4. Burn Slow (feat. Tech N9ne)
    5. Franco Eyed (feat. B-Real of Cypress Hill)
    6. End Of The World
    7. One Hand
    8. Radio
    9. Burials
    10. Hear You Coming
    11. Silence
    12. Dark Days
    13. Running For Your Life
    The Dirty Heads
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    The Wild Feathers (Awaiting Repress)

    The Wild Feathers are a truly American band: their music takes elements of the best of rock, country, folk and blues music and reshapes it in a way that is both unique and modern.


    Ricky Young, Joel King, Taylor Burns, Preston Wimberly and Ben Dumas grew up steeped in music; playing solo gigs, touring with local bands and working at venues. The guys came together in Austin in 2010 through coincidence, mutual friends, and a shared love of the classics: Petty, Dylan, Cash, The
    Band, Allman Bros, Graham Parsons and Neil Young. The young band spent the next year writing and defining their sound before heading into the studio to record with producer Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, Emmylou Harris).


    Four equally talented songwriters have created a body with no weak points and four hearts, each as irreplaceable as the next. Their debut album The Wild Feathers...is full of powerful harmonies, country twang, breezy melodies and lots of guitar. - FILTER

    1. Backwoods Country
    2. American
    3. I Can Have You
    4. Tall Boots
    5. The Ceiling
    6. Left My Woman
    7. I'm Alive
    8. Hard Wind
    9. If You Don't Love Me
    10. Hard Times
    11. Got It Wrong
    12. How
    The Wild Feathers
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    Summer Camp

    Summer Camp are Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth
    Sankey - the "head and heart" of the band respectively,
    as they describe themselves - and 'Summer Camp' is
    the follow up to their debut 'Welcome To Condale'.
    Elizabeth and Jeremy followed their debut with the
    'Always' EP in July 2012, five new songs that saw the
    duo equally adept at melodious dancefloor fillers as
    guitar pop. Written on piano, the tracks, including
    singles 'Life' and 'Always', took on a life of their own in
    the studio, resulting in a set described as "LCD Soundsystem versus Donna Summer" by NME, and "delirious
    disco-informed synthpop," by Stereogum, who proclaimed it "the best thing they've ever done".


    With "Summer Camp" they headed into the studio with
    legendary producer Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur).
    The result is an eleven-track marvel, cherry-picking the
    best bits of 'Welcome To Condale' and 'Always' , and
    weaving them into a cohesive whole that is very much
    the sound of Summer Camp in 2013, a confident, fullyrealised body of work that befits the cliche 'all killer, no
    filler'. "This album is a statement of intent: this is us,
    take it or leave it..." says Jeremy. "... Please take it."

    1. The End
    2. Fresh
    3. Crazy
    4. Keep Falling
    5. Two Chords
    6. Fighters
    7. I Got You
    8. Everything Has Changed
    9. Phone Call
    10. Night Drive
    11. Pink Summer
    Summer Camp
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    Ellipsis

    180 Gram Vinyl Record


    As is tradition, writing sessions for the album saw Biffy Clyro - Simon Neil (vocals/guitar) and the Johnstonbrothers James (bass) and Ben (drums) working in the intimate environment of their practice room. They then headed to Los Angeles for recording sessions with producer Rich Costey (Muse, My Chemical Romance, SigurRos). Citing influences as diverse as Tears For Fears' Songs From The Big Chair album, DJ Arca and Deafheaven,Simon Neil has described Ellipsis as more of a punch to the nose than a big cuddle.


    Lyrically, the album's songstackle personal issues with the idea of fighting back a recurring theme. Such themes are also apparent in the album's visceral first single Wolves of Winter which captures BiffyClyro's famous blend of angular riffs, pummelling rhythms and strident hooks. Says Neil: 'Wolves of Winter' isabout us being wolves on a patch and if you come onto that patch, we'll tear you limb-from-limb.


    An Ellipsis (most commonly depicted as ...) indicates a continuation: in this case, Biffy Clyro's new body of workis an ongoing representation of everything that the band have stood for since first debuting in 2002 with theBlackened Sky album.

    Biffy Clyro
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    Felt

    There are those in our ranks who are touting this new triumphant
    collection from Montreal's art-rock heroes SUUNS as the
    most outright grooved record they've made. But hold it right
    there. Not so fast. SUUNS have always had that deep groove
    on fucking lock, albeit oft-slithering within an austere and/or
    sneering veneer. Consider, if you will, how Kraftwerk had far
    more funk flowing through their wires and cables than most of
    we flesh bodies. Same goes for the necromancers of SUUNS.


    And their world class drummer Liam O'Neill has heroically
    accepted the challenge of playing in and around programmed
    beats like a diabolical, sentient metronome. O'Neill's kit is a bit
    more out front than it's been in a hot minute and he's as patient
    and ferocious as ever. Meanwhile, Singer/guitarist Ben Shemie's
    sourmilk deliver is as frightening and enchanting as ever, but
    now coming from some deep area that feels like a human heart.


    And as alluded to by its title and neon-warm album art, SUUNS'
    Felt is gonna make you feel things. You're gonna learn
    something about your body listening to cuts like on DJ Shadow-leaning,
    head-bobber "Look No Further" or "Make It Real,"
    which could be a radio signal of a lost Silver Apples cut - that
    is, before it becomes a doomsday siren breakup song. These
    four gentlemen could be making beats for 21 Savage or Migos.
    But for now, lucky for you, they're ruthlessly set on being one of
    the planet's finest, bravest bands.

    1. Look No Further
    2. X-ALT
    3. Watch You, Watch Me
    4. Baseline
    5. After the Fall
    6. Control
    7. Make It Real
    8. Daydream
    9. Peace and Love
    10. Moonbeams
    11. Materials
    Suuns
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  • WhatFunLifeWas WhatFunLifeWas Quick View

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    WhatFunLifeWas

    Original 1994 album remastered and repackaged in an expanded gatefold and pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl. On a family vacation to Florida in the mid-`70s, Bubba cut his head on the bedside table in a motel room. I still remember it vividly and how I was haunted by the matter-of-fact line: `you cut your head on the bedside table. Its ten syllables sounded right, but the content is what really haunted me. It felt like the ultimate betrayal, the bedside table taking advantage of its proximity to a serenely sleeping body.- Matt Kadane
    1. Liferaft
    2. Haywire
    3. Bedside Table
    4. The Unpredictable Landlord
    5. Crushing
    6. Unfinished
    7. Powder
    8. Foaming Love
    9. To The Ground
    10. Living Well
    11. Wind Down
    Bedhead
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  • I Feel So Far Away: Anthology 1974-1998 I Feel So Far Away: Anthology 1974-1998 Quick View

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    I Feel So Far Away: Anthology 1974-1998

    As one quarter of one of the most influential bands of the 20th century, Maureen Moe Tuckers work in the Velvet Underground created a template for all rock drummers that followed. Even today, Moes primal, tribal rhythms can be heard in countless songs from artists around the globe. Her no-nonsense style, spare kit, no drum stool, almost no cymbals, conveyed an urgency and an honesty that was the foundation of the bands sound. In a patchouli-soaked world of 20 minute double-bass drum solos, Moe kept it simple, direct and to the point. As Lou Reed put it, Shes the driving force. The hardcore heart of the Velvets mindset.


    Following her tenure with VU, Moe emerged as a solo artist, building a body of work that stretched over three decades. Ranging from home recordings to collaborations with members of Sonic Youth, Violent Femmes, Half-Japanese and her former band, the songs cover a gamut of styles but all bear the unmistakable thumbprint of their creator. Released by various independent labels on LPs, EPs, singles and compact discs, collecting her catalog has been a daunting task. This compilation finally gathers those far-flung tracks in one place.


    More than just a drummer, Moe is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass, sax, keyboards, harmonica and whatever else the song might need. For prime examples of her DIY recording technique, check out her rendition of Chuck Berrys Around and Around from her debut LP Playin Possum. Recording that album at home on a four-track tape recorder allowed Moe to reconnect with her rock roots and eventually led to a return to live performing.


    Moving to Douglas, Georgia as a single mother in the early 80s greatly impacted her songwriting. Themes of workaday blues and tough times are reflected in songs like Spam Again and Thats B.A.D. Loss is also a recurring topic, as in Andy, a touching tribute to the late Andy Warhol. However, it is not all darkness and melancholia. Bursts of exuberance in songs like Hey Mersh! and her loving cover of Bo Diddley radiate infectious joy. Moe also faces the VU legacy head on, reinterpreting seminal tracks like Heroin, Im Waiting for the Man, Pale Blue Eyes and Im Sticking with You and making them her own. Of all the former Velvets, Moes solo work is perhaps the most direct continuation of the bands sound and structure. She never lost her love for pure, lean rock and roll.


    This collection has been mastered by Sundazeds Bob Irwin and includes notes by David Fricke. Available on three LPs, Sundazed is honored to present this first-ever career anthology for an uncompromising artist of remarkable tenacity and vision.

    1. Bo Diddley
    2. Heroin
    3. Slippin and Slidin
    4. Around and Around
    5. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
    5. Im Sticking With You
    7. Guess Im Falling in Love
    8. Andy
    9. Hey Mersh!
    10. Pale Blue Eyes
    11. Chase
    12. Talk So Mean (alternate mix)
    13. Fired Up (single version)
    14. Too Shy (single version)
    15. Thats B.A.D.
    16. Lazy
    17. Blue, All the Way to Canada
    18. Then He Kissed Me
    19. Im Not
    20. Im Waiting for the Man
    21. Spam Again (live)
    22. Crackin Up
    23. Ive Seen Into Your Soul
    24. Poor Little Fool
    25. I Wanna
    26. To Know Him is to Love Him
    27. Last Night I Said Goodbye to My Friend
    28. After Hours
    Moe Tucker
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  • Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star Quick View

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    Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star

    speaking of air and darkness, Born on a Gangster Star cameinto the world in a big damn hurry, like nightfall on an island.You can see it happening, but then again it's so gradual that thenext thing you know-it's dark.

    Imbued with the energy and ideas from all the creative embersfloating in the atmosphere like fireflies, Shabazz Palacesrecorded this entire album over the course of two weeks withBlood in Seattle. New gear and new equipment disintegratedcomfort zones into dust and a new path appeared in the rubble.

    Herein the Palaceer continues the tale of Quazar, a sentientbeing from somewhere else, an observer sent here to Amurdercato chronicle and explore as a musical emissary. What he finds inour world is a cutthroat place, a landscape where someone likehim could never quite feel comfortable amidst all the brutalityand alternative facts and death masquerading as connectivity.

    Inspired by days on end spent in the waves-water and light,both-of Southern California, the work came to the Palaceer in aflash, like being picked up by something and carried. Alwaysdribbling with his head up, he can see what's going on aroundhim and react to it, rather than starting in a certain direction andhoping to achieve something upon arrival.

    What's good?-the kids ask. What does it even mean, and whatdoes it even matter? Who is behind these choices? We are all ofus sitting under a waterfall of all. this. shit. But it's the excessthat is casting us into ruts.

    The Palaceer stays away from the fleeting and the superficialnonessential. Stay away from your device-your phantomlimb-and stay away from your image-your phantom self; thatis his decree. Considering the motions behind the things you liketo consume artistically, rather than just the way something looksor sounds, and thinking in layers, and trying to be more considerateand not so self-oriented-this is his medicine for combat.

    Born on a Gangster Star flirts with a pop sensibility, but throughthe prism of Shabazz Palaces's fire and fury. For the Palaceer,that sense is all about how the groove is moving, and thesupernatural telepathy that occurs amongst his cohort. Appearinghere, in body or in spirit, are Julian Casablancas, Thundercat,Darrius Willrich, Gamble and Huff, Loud Eyes Lou, Thaddillac,Ahmir, Jon Kirby, Sunny Levine, and Blood. The storybelongs to Quazarz, but the air and darkness belong to us.

    And so we shine a light on the fake.

    1. Since C.A.Y.A
    2. When Cats Claw
    3. Shine a Light (feat. Thaddillac)
    4. Dèesse Du Sang
    5. Eel Dreams (feat. Loud Eyes Lou)
    6. Parallax (feat. The Palaceer Lazaro)
    7. Fine Ass Hairdresser
    8. The Neurochem Mixalogue
    9. That's How City Life Goes
    10. Moon Whip QuÄz (feat. Darrius)
    11. Federalist Papers
    Shabazz Palaces
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  • Exister Exister Quick View

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    Exister

    Hot Water Music have never had a hit single or seen their faces plastered all over MTV, but over the years the act has done something far more impressive: they've achieved a lasting relevance that most of the aforementioned acts could only dream of. Since forming in the early '90s in Gainesville, Florida, Hot Water Music have released seven full-length albums, countless singles and toured with everyone from Flogging Molly to Coheed And Cambria along the way, but all of those stats are overshadowed by the fact that for nearly two decades this four-piece have stayed true to their roots, themselves and their music in the face of countless fads and generational shifts.


    Hot Water Music was born in 1993 and since then the four-piece has never looked back. By combining elements of punk rock, and post-hardcore, with rock and roll, the band pioneered a unique blend of music that has set them apart as innovators of a movement that has inspired bands like Rise Against, The Gaslight Anthem, and Against Me!.


    Ironically, Hot Water Music seem bigger these days then ever before. They've been able to keep all of their old fans, as well as establish a whole new generation of fans, whose enthusiasm for the band is just as strong, if not stronger. With high expectations set by critics and fans alike, Hot Water Music headed into the studio with Bill Stevenson (Rise Against, The Descendants, NOFX) to craft their highly anticipated new album Exister.


    The people spoke and demanded a new Hot Water Music album, and with these 13 tracks, the band responded with their best body of work to date, cementing them as the legacy punk band with the most heart and longevity.

    1. Mainline
    2. Boy, You're Gonna Hurt Someone
    3. State of Grace
    4. Drown In It
    5. Drag My Body
    6. Safety
    7. Exister
    8. Wrong Guy
    9. Take No Prisoners
    10. Pledge Wore Thin
    11. No End Left In Sight
    12. The Traps
    13. Paid In Full
    Hot Water Music
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    The Puppet Master

    An underground icon and purveyor of all things dark and mysterious, KING DIAMOND and his cohorts continue to terrorize humanity with their latest and most extreme album to date, The Puppet Master. This gruesome tale set to take place in 18th century Budapest, Hungary involving a puppet show and many fascinating characters. One cold night in December the main character known as Unfortunate Man goes down to see a Christmas puppet show and after the show he is standing outside and sees a young woman. He is strangely drawn to this young woman, Victoria, almost as if one of the puppet's ghosts is sitting on his shoulder whispering in his ear to go and kiss the girl. The two get along immediately due to their fascination with the puppet show and end up going out. About a year later everything is going very good until one night Victoria heads down to the puppet show by herself and never returns. The Unfortunate Man goes down to the puppet show to investigate and sees the Puppet Master's wife leaving with a wheel barrel and follows her only to see her murder a homeless man and put his body in the cart. From here the story twists and turns as it takes you through the horrific tale of the Unfortunate Man, Victoria, The Puppet Master, his wife, the puppets and the events leading to the climactic end of the story.


    As King describes it this album is going to make the hairs stand up on the back of listeners neck. The rules of censorship are being thrown out the window...this is going to be the rawest story/album we have ever done. King was also quick to point out that if you are into horror; you're definitely going to get it with this album! The Puppet Master is sure to be considered one of King's goriest and most extreme stories yet!

    1. Midnight
    2. The Puppet Master
    3. Magic
    4. Emerencia
    5. Blue Eyes
    6. The Ritual
    7. No More Me
    8. Blood to Walk
    9. Darkness
    10. So Sad
    11. Christmas
    12. Living Dead
    King Diamond
    $39.99
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  • Live From Austin, TX (David Byrne) Live From Austin, TX (David Byrne) Quick View

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    Live From Austin, TX (David Byrne)

    David Byrne is a modern renaissance man - and that's not just a clichÉ. From the heady days as co-founder of the celebrated art new wave group Talking Heads (1976-88) through his own constantly evolving and innovative solo music career, he has pursued his muse on many different artistic fronts. He's been the driving force behind a body of work that has been both intellectually daring and commercially successful...and he shows no signs of slowing down decades later. This show, captured on November 28, 2001, came on the heels of his hit single, "Like Humans Do" and the release of the album Look Into The Eyeball, which was another typically eclectic musical stew reflecting a variety of styles and influences, from Philly soul to a D.C. Go-Go inspired groove and his first-ever Spanish composition, "Desconocido Soy." Critics at the time called it his best work in years, and his performance on the Austin City Limits stage shows why. Joined by Austin's own eclectic tango ensemble Tosca, Byrne takes us down many different musical roads in his ACL debut. Of course, besides the brilliant songwriter and performer that he is, he's also an accomplished performance artist, photographer, web journalist, film writer/director, composer of motion picture soundtracks, and founder of his own world music label, Luaka Bop Records. He also has a collection of Grammys, Oscars and Golden Globes on his mantel. His music may be complex and poetic, but he makes no bones about his ultimate intent: "I want to move people to dance and cry at the same time.


    - Terry Lickona (producer Austin City Limits)

    LP 1
    1. (Nothing But) Flowers
    2. God's Child
    3. And She Was
    4. Once In A Lifetime
    5. The Great Intoxication
    6. Marching Through The Wilderness
    7. The Revolution


    LP 2
    1. This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)
    2. What A Day That Was
    3. Desconocido Soy
    4. Like Humans Do
    5. Life During Wartime
    6. I Wanna Dance With Somebody

    David Byrne
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  • More Lost Legends of Surf Guitar More Lost Legends of Surf Guitar Quick View

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    More Lost Legends of Surf Guitar

    It's hard to think of a musical style that's more quintessentially American than surf music. Springing up along the California coast in the early 1960s, the surf sound-characterized by wet-sounding guitar reverb that echoed the sound of the sea and pummeling rhythms that emulated the ocean's currents-was originally inspired and nurtured by the culture that surrounded the sport. Despite its provincial origins, the surf genre captured the imagination of teenagers around the world, and spawned a remarkably large body of highly original music, with an emphasis on innovative guitar instrumentals that would influence rock axemen for decades to come.


    Much of that vintage surf music was originally released on small regional labels, and many of the acts that created some of the greatest surf music never released more than a handful of singles. Those factors resulted in many original surf classics remaining difficult to obtain in recent years. Sundazed Music, a longstanding champion of vintage surf music, went a long way towards remedying that situation with the release of its CD series Lost Legends of Surf Guitar. The series has been widely recognized for rescuing numerous rare, obscure and/or lesser-known gems from surf music's golden age. Now, the landmark series moves into second gear, progressing into the vinyl format with a pair of double-LP collections, each of which features 28 below-the-radar vintage surf killers.


    More Lost Legends of Surf Guitar ups the ante with 28 more vintage surf winners, with additional performances by the Challengers, Jerry Cole & His Spacemen, the Surfaris, the Tornadoes and the Trashmen, plus terrific tunes by surf innovators the Belairs, session guitar great Al Casey and regional legend Thom Starr & the Galaxies.


    This essential collection, meticulously mastered from rare vintage tapes and pressed on high-quality vinyl, is the perfect collection for gremmie and ho-dad alike, so grab this wave and jump head-first into the surf!!!

    1. TIME BOMB: The Avengers VI
    2. SURFBUSTER: Jan Davis
    3. MIDNIGHT SURFER: Jerry Cole & His Spacemen
    4. THE GREMMIE PT. 1: The Tornadoes
    5. STICK SHIFT: The Trashmen
    6. YEP: The Surfaris
    7. VOLCANIC ACTION: The Belairs
    8. WALK, DON'T RUN '64: The Teemates
    9. THE HEARSE: Al Casey
    10. SATAN'S THEME: The Challengers
    11. HOT CINDERS: The Progressives
    12. SCORPION: The Vibrants
    13. HEARTBEAT: The Avengers VI
    14. (THEY CALL THE WIND) MARIA: P.J. & Artie
    15. SURFBEAT: The Surfriders
    16. FALL OUT: The Stage-Men
    17. ISTAMBUL: The Gladiators
    18. FINK: P.J. & Artie
    19. RUM RUNNER: The Surfriders
    20. MOON RACE: The Citations
    21. WILDFIRE: The Vibrants
    22. STRANGE FEVER: Thom Starr & the Galaxies
    23. SCALPING PARTY: The Tornados
    24. SPIN OUT: The Teensmen
    25. MOON SHOT: Kenny & the Fiends
    26. SPANISH MOON: The Travelers
    27. THE TRUANT: The Truants
    28. RAW-HIDE: The Pastels
    Various Artists
    $36.99
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  • The Wonderful World Of Jazz (Pure Pleasure) The Wonderful World Of Jazz (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Wonderful World Of Jazz (Pure Pleasure)

    There is nothing hurried about this disc. That said, the music is focused and will stretch your mind. Lewis employed masterful melodic improvisers here: Paul Gonsalves, Eric Dolphy, Jim Hall among others. Listen to Body And Soul as it builds powerfully and the soloists explore every possible melodic theme, where the quiet power of these master musicians is almost too much to take. Listen to I Remember Clifford where the players are essentially the MJQ with Jim Hall replacing Milt Jackson. This set swings, but oh-so-elegantly. Just like Mr. Lewis. - S.C.Berry


    Whether you're an old-time jazz afficionado or new to the genre, this album is essential. In my opinion, Lewis' lovely solo on Body & Soul makes his version virtually definitive - 15 minutes of bliss. The rest of the album, particularly Afternoon In Paris, is at the same level. Wonderful is the perfect title for this record. - E Barrios

    Musicians:



    • John Lewis (piano)

    • Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone)

    • James Rivers (bassoon)

    • Paul Gonsalves (tenor saxophone)

    • Herb Pomeroy (trumpet)

    • Gunther Schuller (french horn)

    • Jim Hall (guitar)

    • George Duvivier (bass)

    • Connie Kay (drums)



    Recording: July and September 1960

    Production: Nesuhi Ertegun & Tom Dowd



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Body And Soul
    2. I Should Care
    3. Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West
    4. Afternoon In Paris
    5. I Remember Clifford
    John Lewis
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