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  • The Garden Of Unearthly Delights The Garden Of Unearthly Delights Quick View

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    The Garden Of Unearthly Delights

    Mighty Doom icons CATHEDRAL from Coventry, England for sure are one of the most unique and unpredictable acts around. These legendary merchants of slow-motion sound could care less about redundant genre restrictions and have so far incorporated everything from Doom, Psych, Folk up to Funk in their works. With their eighth album The Garden Of Unearthly Delights CATHEDRAL have achieved much more than simply living up to that reputation - the guys created timeless songs that couldn`t be farther away from standardisation, stagnation and convention.


    Produced by Warren Ryker (DOWN, CROWBAR), The Garden Of Unearthly Delights is probably the most varied effort of the band so far. While a song like 'North Berwick Witch Trials' will bring back memories of such immortal riffs`n`groove as in 'Hopkins' or 'Ride', 'Tree Of Life And Death' simply tears everything to pieces with its ultra-heavy guitar sound and fierce vocals courtesy of Lee Dorrian.


    The centerpiece of it all certainly is the 27-minute-long mammoth epos 'The Garden' that almost bursts with such a wealth of ideas and changes in atmosphere that other bands probably couldn`t come up with on a whole album. Using every stylistic device from female vocals up to violins and embedding it all in that typical CATHEDRAL brand of Doom, The Garden Of Unearthly Delights is a treat for every fan of the band, old and new alike.


    Starting with quite sinister and ultra-slow songs on the 1990 EP In Memorium and the full-length album Forest Of Equilibrium, CATHEDRAL quickly gained cult status. The 1992 follow-up EP Soul Sacrifice brought changes soundwise and saw the band mixing traditional Doom with 70s - Hardrock and showed a first glimpse of the trademarks CATHEDRAL still represent nowadays.


    After having previously toured with MORBID ANGEL and SAINT VITUS, the band embarked on the legendary Gods Of Grind - Tour with ENTOMBED, CARCASS and CONFESSOR. „The Ethereal Mirror" featured alltime faves like 'Ride' and 'Midnight Mountain' and suddenly gave CATHEDRAL the reputation as „the next big thing in Metal".


    Struggling with this label, the band started to experiment on the EP Statik Majik and probably tried out every single instrument they could lay their hands on to churn out a 20-minute-track like 'Voyage Of The Homeless Sapien'. After touring with BLACK SABBATH, the guys went on to record the landmark „The Carnival Bizarre" in 1996 that brought us immortal tunes such as 'Hopkins (The Witchfinder General)' and 'Utopian Blaster' - the latter featuring Tony Iommi on guitar. Supernatural Birth Machine was released in 1996 after touring in South America, Europe and Japan amongst others. The catchy songwriting on that album echoed on Caravan Beyond Redemption in 1998, but with a heavier twist to it. The next serious change in style occurred on the gloomy and sludgy Endtyme that went almost completely without sound experiments and concentrated on ultra-grim riffing. 2002`s The VIIth Coming combined catchiness with heaviness to form a well-balanced mixture between old and new CATHEDRAL.


    Now that the English fourpiece has returned with The Garden Of Unearthly Delights it`s time to follow them for new adventures in sound

    1. Dearth AD
    2. Tree of Life & Death
    3. North Berwick Witch Trials
    4. Upon Azrael's Wings
    5. Corpsecycle
    6. Fields of Zagara
    7. Oro the Manslayer
    8. Beneath a Funereal Sun
    9. The Garden
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    The Last Spire

    And lo, Lee Dorrian, mouthpiece of Cathedral for 23 years, doth solemnly intone the death rites of this mighty British metal Titan. Born in the dying days of Thatcher's Britain, bonding over then-unfashionable, obscure names like Saint Vitus, Pentagram, Trouble and Dream Death, Cathedral's sole ambition was to record a demo tape. In fact they revolutionised doom metal, first pushing their influences into new avenues of grinding extremity, then pioneering groovier forms of '70s-indebted stoner doom.


    They've remained a reassuring and singular presence in our lives, building a rabid following worldwide with their wholly distinctive blend of rollicking British heavy metal, true doom, 70s hard rock, psych-folk, mad prog and spiky crust-punk. There was a worrying hiatus between 2005 and 2010 when some dared to wonder if Cathedral were coming back at all - but they re-emerged with 'The Guessing Game', an overflowing treasure chest of weird and wonderful goodies exploring new, bold variations on their craft. So when news came that Cathedral really were approaching the Endtyme, it was a shock.


    Personally speaking, this is the album I've been waiting to do since the first one (their landmark 1991 debut, Forest of Equilibrium), it almost feels like we made our second album last in some respects. We actually recorded a lot more material but decided to sacrifice many of the tracks to make the overall album feel more complete in its nihilism. I don't like happy endings, I never have. So many good films are ruined by happy endings and I didn't want that to be the case with Cathedral, it was my dream to bring everything full circle. Says Lee Dorrian.


    Clearly there was new impetus for reconnecting with that early spirit of doleful abjection, of sinister obsessions and lamented desires; on 'The Last Spire' Cathedral are literally doomed. We are commiserating the celebration, and in what thrilling style.

    1. Entrance to Hell
    2. Pallbearer
    3. Cathedral of the Damned
    4. Tower of Silence
    5. Infestation of Grey Death
    6. An Observation
    7. The Last Laugh
    8. This Body, Thy Tomb
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    The Last Spire

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    And lo, Lee Dorrian, mouthpiece of Cathedral for 23 years, doth solemnly intone the death rites of this mighty British metal Titan. Born in the dying days of Thatcher's Britain, bonding over then-unfashionable, obscure names like Saint Vitus, Pentagram, Trouble and Dream Death, Cathedral's sole ambition was to record a demo tape. In fact they revolutionised doom metal, first pushing their influences into new avenues of grinding extremity, then pioneering groovier forms of '70s-indebted stoner doom.


    They've remained a reassuring and singular presence in our lives, building a rabid following worldwide with their wholly distinctive blend of rollicking British heavy metal, true doom, 70s hard rock, psych-folk, mad prog and spiky crust-punk. There was a worrying hiatus between 2005 and 2010 when some dared to wonder if Cathedral were coming back at all - but they re-emerged with 'The Guessing Game', an overflowing treasure chest of weird and wonderful goodies exploring new, bold variations on their craft. So when news came that Cathedral really were approaching the Endtyme, it was a shock.


    Personally speaking, this is the album I've been waiting to do since the first one (their landmark 1991 debut, Forest of Equilibrium), it almost feels like we made our second album last in some respects. We actually recorded a lot more material but decided to sacrifice many of the tracks to make the overall album feel more complete in its nihilism. I don't like happy endings, I never have. So many good films are ruined by happy endings and I didn't want that to be the case with Cathedral, it was my dream to bring everything full circle. Says Lee Dorrian.


    Clearly there was new impetus for reconnecting with that early spirit of doleful abjection, of sinister obsessions and lamented desires; on 'The Last Spire' Cathedral are literally doomed. We are commiserating the celebration, and in what thrilling style.

    1. Entrance to Hell
    2. Pallbearer
    3. Cathedral of the Damned
    4. Tower of Silence
    5. Infestation of Grey Death
    6. An Observation
    7. The Last Laugh
    8. This Body, Thy Tomb
    Cathedral
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  • Blue Cathedral Blue Cathedral Quick View

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    Blue Cathedral

    This is the Bay Area band's third album and first for Sub Pop; it's also their most varied and richly textured. On Blue Cathedral, their trademark modern psychedelic sound is enriched by more structured, keyboard-driven jams, churning out Blue Oyster Cult-ish chooglers and slow burners reminiscent of Harvest-era Pink Floyd. Comets On Fire deserve our gratitude...for their distillation of all the best rock riffs since High Rise's take on Blue Cheer...--Julian Cope.
    1. The Bee and the Cracking Egg
    2. Pussy Foot the Duke
    3. Whiskey River
    4. Organs
    5. The Antlers of the Midnight Sun
    6. Brotherhood of the Harvest
    7. Wild Whiskey

    8. Blue Tomb
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  • Reims Cathedral - December 13, 1974 Reims Cathedral - December 13, 1974 Quick View

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    Reims Cathedral - December 13, 1974

    A stunning concert performance, digitally remastered, that has become legendary among record collectors and underground music fans everywhere -now available on gorgeous 12" vinyl!


    "On December 13, Nico performed at another of her always strikingly original concert venues, this time in Reims Cathedral, where France has traditionally crowned her kings for centuries. Following the event, outraged Catholics throughout the country claimed the church was desecrated and cried out for a special purification ceremony for the monument"

    - Stephen Demorest (Circus Magazine, April 1975)

    1. Janitor Of Lunacy
    2. the Falconer
    3. Valley Of the Kings
    4. the End
    5. Abschied
    6. mutterlein
    7. Frozen Warnings
    8. you Forgot to Answer
    9. We've Got the Gold
    10. No One Is there
    11. Ari's Song
    Nico
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  • In My Solitude: Live In Concert At Grace Cathedral In My Solitude: Live In Concert At Grace Cathedral Quick View

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    In My Solitude: Live In Concert At Grace Cathedral

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    Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. The three-time Grammy Award® winner has continued to exercise and expand his skills as an instrumentalist, a composer, and the head of Marsalis Music, the label he founded in 2002 that has allowed him to produce both his own projects and those of the Jazz world's most promising new and established artists.


    Branford Marsalis is one of the few illustrious Jazz artists who have performed at Grace Cathedral since Duke Ellington helped consecrate the cathedral in 1965 with his Concert of Sacred Music. Marsalis gave a performance of both composed and improvised music. He played a solo work written for oboe by C.P.E. Bach, solo saxophone pieces by Steve Lacy and Ryo Noda, and a beautiful version of Hoagy Carmichaels 'Stardust'. All of these pieces are connected by improvisations from Branford, which keep the music of various genres flowing and hold the album together.


    Leader of one of the finest jazz Quartets today, and a frequent soloist with classical ensembles, Branford has become increasingly sought after as a featured soloist with orchestras around the world.

    1. Stardust
    2. Improvisation No. 1
    3. Sonata In A Minor For Oboe Solo Wq. 132: I Poco Adagio
    4. The Moment I Recall Your Face
    5. Improvisation No. 2
    6. Mai Op. 7
    7. Improvisation No. 3
    8. Blues For One
    9. I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together
    Branford Marsalis Quartet
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  • Crosley CR32CD Cathedral Retro AM/FM Radio and CD Player (On Sale) Crosley CR32CD Cathedral Retro AM/FM Radio and CD Player (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Crosley CR32CD Cathedral Retro AM/FM Radio and CD Player (On Sale)

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


    Take time to enjoy the rich sound and nostalgic style of this Cathedral radio, based off traditional cabinets. With vaulting lines made from solid hardwood and hand-rubbed veneers, to its gentle curves, detailed framework and antiqued bronze face, this radio looks beautifully authentic. Especially considering this little music maker is stuffed with a CD player and LED display! Have traditional style without sacrificing modern technology.

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  • Performance: Rockin' The Fillmore Performance: Rockin' The Fillmore Quick View

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    Performance: Rockin' The Fillmore

    Featuring Dead-Quiet Surfaces, This Wax Cathedral LP is Pressed at RTI, America's best record plant!


    At the turn of the 1970s, Humble Pie rivaled Led Zeppelin as the biggest blues-rock band in the world. Performance: Rockin' the Fillmore demonstrates why. Capturing the group at the height of its powers, the live set smokes with outlandish energy, virtuosic interplay, rhythmic might, and blistering grooves. Guitarist Peter Frampton and vocalist Steve Marriott use their individual star power to complement rather than compete with one another, while the remainder of the band follows suit with similar intensity.


    Soaring on the strength of Frampton's struck-by-lightning melodies and Marriott's soulful high-pitched deliveries, Humble Pie personifies classic 1970s hard rock throughout this set, defined by zealous reinventions of songs by Willie Dixon, Ray
    Charles, and Dr. John. The group appropriates the classics as its own, with twin guitars harmonizing and harmonicas blowing, the original arrangements extended and reshaped, the band members pushing each other at every turn. That Frampton departed shortly after this San Francisco concert makes this album all the more memorable.


    Remarkable, too, are the two epic workouts, one a 23-minute-plus jam on Dr. John's "I Walk on Gilded Splinters"-listen for the sound of the bottle dropping at the beginning-and the other an inventive perusal of Muddy Waters' "Rollin' Stone" that
    closes with a boogie-based rendition of "My Babe." Frampton, Marriott, and Co. were never as good as they are here.


    Music sounds better on vinyl. Especially when it's experienced on new pressings from RTI, America's finest record plant. Introducing Wax Cathedral, an imprint focused on reissuing great albums on LP, complete with dead-quiet surfaces and authentically replicated artwork. Wax Cathedral goes where few other labels dare, restoring titles from diverse genres, myriad eras, and recognizable artists beloved by generations of listeners. Wax Cathedral is all about bringing back quality vinyl titles that have been out-of-print on LP for decades, and having fun in the process. Get your turntables ready.

    1. Four Day Creep
    2. I'm Ready
    3. Stone Cold Fever
    4. I Walk on Gilded Splinters
    5. Rollin' Stone
    6. Hallelujah I Love Her So
    7. I Don't Need No Doctor
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  • In Memoriam In Memoriam Quick View

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    In Memoriam

    As with a choice few truly great bands, the first self- financed cassette recording by Cathedral - made available in October 1990 - was a pioneering underground masterpiece in its own right; the sound of a young band exploring its newfound chemistry, finding confident variations on a flawless list of influences and cultivating a sound and style that would prove hugely inspirational throughout the 1990s and beyond, being a major influence on everyone from Electric Wizard through to Reverend Bizarre.


    Where most demos are little more than a dry run for the first album, 'In Memoriam' still has its own distinct and important identity in the Cathedral canon. The debut LP that followed, 'Forest Of Equilibrium', has a sombre, devout, melodic and mystical grandeur all of its own - but 'In Memoriam' has a far murkier, earthier, more deathly intent.


    Creepy, cryptic and bowel- looseningly heavy, it represents the first time that the doom metal stylings of Trouble, Saint Vitus, Pentagram and Witchfinder General had been rendered in a new, more extreme metallic form.


    At the beginning of the new decade, it was really only Cathedral who were proud to assert the influence of true doom metal - a perennially unfashionable genre, but especially in a turn-of-the-decade metal scene so obsessed with speed, technicality, brutality and modernity.

    Demo 1990
    1. Mourning of a New Day
    2. All Your Sins
    3. Ebony Tears
    4. March


    Live Holland/Belgium 1991
    1. Comiserating the Celebration
    2. Ebony Tears Neophytes For Serpent Eve
    3. All Your Sins
    4. Mourning of a New Day

    Cathedral
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  • In The Beginning In The Beginning Quick View

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    In The Beginning

    Seminal Early Beatles Recordings as Backing Band for Singer Tony Sheridan


    Includes Rare Lennon/Harrison Instrumental "Cry for a Shadow" and Lennon-Led "Ain't She Sweet"


    Gatefold LP with Rare Photos and Essay By Tony Sheridan


    This is where the legend starts. Serving as the backing musicians for British rock singer Tony Sheridan, the Beatles turned out the most productive studio session of their formative years in June 1961 in Hamburg, a historical occasion documented on the seminal In the Beginning. Billed as the Beat Brothers, the group that evolved into the Fab Four counted original member Pete Best on drums and largely supplied Sheridan with rhythmic foundations for traditional cuts such as Ray Charles' "What'd I Say" and Lieber-Stoller's "Ruby Baby," as well as a batch of originals.


    Most importantly, the date also produced the rare jazzy instrumental "Cry for a Shadow," the only Beatles track ever credited to Lennon-Harrison. Another essential gem is "Ain't She Sweet," an early 20th century hit covered here with lead vocals by John Lennon. Most importantly, this treasured LP affords music fans from around the world an early glimpse into the instrumental abilities and harmonic sound of a band that would, within two years, become the most important and popular ensemble in history.


    Historians and collectors, take note: These performances occurred long before the quartet's similarly prized artifact Live at the Hamburg Club 1962, making this album the earliest official recording of the Beatles available.


    Featuring dead-quiet surfaces, this Wax Cathedral LP is pressed at RTI, America's best record plant.


    Music sounds better on vinyl. Especially when it's experienced on new pressings from RTI, America's finest record plant. Introducing Wax Cathedral, an imprint focused on reissuing great albums on LP, complete with dead-quiet surfaces and authentically replicated artwork. Wax Cathedral goes where few other labels dare, restoring titles from diverse genres, myriad eras, and recognizable artists beloved by generations of listeners. Wax Cathedral is all about bringing back quality vinyl titles that have been out-of-print on LP for decades, and having fun in the process. Get your turntables ready.

    1. Ain't She Sweet
    2. Cry for a Shadow
    3. Let's Dance
    4. My Bonnie
    5. Take Out Some Insurance on Me, Baby
    6. What'd I Say
    7. Sweet Georgia Brown
    8. When the Saints Go Marching In
    9. Ruby Baby
    10. Why
    11. Nobody's Child
    12. Ya Ya, Pts. 1-2
    The Beatles
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  • Perfect Strangers Perfect Strangers Quick View

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    Perfect Strangers

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    Long before reunions became big-money pursuits, the key members of Deep Purple put aside differences that caused them to split in 1973 and, bowing to public demand, reformed for their first album in 11 years and a subsequent blockbuster tour. While the record's title cleverly acknowledges the long time the musicians had spent apart, everything about the LP confirms the inimitable blend of creative chemistry, crafty songwriting, and trademark skills shared by these five players.


    All the hallmark traits from Deep Purple's golden era (1970-1973) are on display throughout this platinum comeback affair, which has aged much better than most mid-80s efforts in terms of sound, performance, and content. At times mystical,
    aggressive, and dramatic, Perfect Strangers leaves a lasting impression courtesy of Ian Gillan's leather-lunged vocal range, Roger Glover's self-assured bass lines, Ian Paice's titanium-tough drumming, and the trade-off soloing between the wizardlike,
    vibrato-emboldened guitar playing of Ritchie Blackmore and voodoo-casting organ spells of Jon Lord.


    Compositions such as the hit single "Knocking at Your Back Door," hook-laden title track, and racing "A Gypsy's Kiss" could be deemed products of a supergroup, but calling them so shortchanges the artistry, as the posturing asides and attention-getting episodes common to such projects aren't here. Perfect Strangers is hard, heavy purity, the last album Deep Purple crafted of its kind-and one that stands right up to the ensemble's classic Fireball and Machine Head.

    1. Knocking At Your Back Door
    2. Under The Gun
    3. Nobody's Home
    4. Mean Streak
    5. Perfect Strangers
    6. A Gypsy's Kiss
    7. Wasted Sunsets
    8. Hungry Daze
    Deep Purple
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  • Fear Fear Quick View

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    Fear

    Nearly five years into his solo career, Velvet Underground alum John Cale headed to the studio to reinvent himself yet again in 1974. The result, Fear, became the first of a trio of eclectic albums all released in a period spanning just inside 14 months for Island Records. On this, his fourth solo release and first collaboration with Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera and Brian Eno, Cale changes form with every composition.


    Back on domestic vinyl for the first time in decades, this RTI-pressed edition of Fear is cut at Mobile Fidelity by in-house engineer Krieg Wunderlich and features stunning sonics. Quiet surfaces, faithful artwork, and the opportunity to hear Cale's incisive fare unfold amidst wide soundstages and black backgrounds-not to mention the intense content within-make this Wax Cathedral LP a must for music aficionados.


    A smooth, textured departure from the clamor of the Velvets but a darker, more rage-filled concoction than Cale's 1973 set Paris 1919, Fear amazes with boundless range. Whether he's channeling the sweet, gentle Doctor Jekyll in symphonic ballads like "Emily and Ship of Fools, sharpening his teeth as the demented Mr. Hyde in the graffiti-strewn city-rock anthem "Gun, or thrilling with morbid joy in Fear is a Man's Best Friend," Cale effortlessly metamorphoses from one persona to the next. The whimsical Man Who Couldn't Afford to Orgy bounces into the earnest, misty You Know Me More than I Know."


    In the background, Manzanera's guitar buzzes and stings as Eno sculpts a changing landscape of textures with his synthesizer. Infused with sarcastic or cynical lyrics, sweeping melodies, and a wide-eyed sense of exploration, Fear spins rage into beauty and back again.


    Cale is a shapeshifter. Listen to him transform.

    1. Fear is a Man's Best Friend
    2. Buffalo Ballet
    3. Barracuda
    4. Emily
    5. Ship of Fools
    6. Gun
    7. The Man Who Couldn't Afford to Orgy
    8. You Know More Than I Know
    9. Momamma Scuba
    John Cale
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  • Helen of Troy Helen of Troy Quick View

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    Helen of Troy

    To his chagrin, John Cale's record label released his unfinished demo tapes while he was busy producing Patti Smith's groundbreaking Horses. But to his surprise, the resulting album, Helen of Troy, is considered the most stylistically cohesive of the eclectic Island Trilogy, the trio of albums Cale recorded for Island Records during the course of 1974-75. Featuring Brian Eno's lithe synthesizer, Phil Collins' expert drumming, and Cale's manic streetwise songwriting, Helen of Troy delivers more sophistication than most final cuts, and cuts deeper in its roughness.


    Back on domestic vinyl for the first time in decades, this RTI-pressed edition of Helen of Troy is cut at Mobile Fidelity by in-house engineer Krieg Wunderlich and features stunning sonics. Quiet surfaces, faithful artwork, and the opportunity to hear Cale's engaging fare unfold amidst wide soundstages and black backgrounds-not to mention the moody content within-make this Wax Cathedral LP a must for music aficionados.


    From the celestial opening strains of My Maria, which sounds in places like a hymn, to the teeth-gnashing Sudden Death, Cale shows us heaven, hell, and the life in between. Employing a cocktail of wild experimentation, tonal versatility, and range of emotion, Cale's compositions whip from soaring serenades like I Keep a Close Watch to the unhinged, wild-eyed Leaving It Up to You (pulled from the original release due to its reference to the murder of Sharon Tate) to the soulful, surf-derived China Sea. Eno's synthesizer casts love spells and shadows while Chris Spedding's guitar drills bluesy, ragged holes through every composition. A tormented, sinister cover of the Modern Lovers' Pablo Picasso (Cale produced the Lovers' debut) shows what you get when you replace Jonathan Richman's dreamy smile with Cale's bared teeth.


    Although we'll never know what the one-time Velvet Underground cohort had in mind for the finished product, with its labyrinthine arrangements, theatrical spontaneity, and primal rawness, Helen of Troy is a gem that's better unpolished.

    1. My Maria
    2. Helen of Troy
    3. China Sea
    4. Engine
    5. Save Us
    6. Cable Hogue
    7. I Keep A Close Watch
    8. Pablo Picasso
    9. Leaving It Up to You
    10. Baby What You Want Me to Do
    11. Sudden Death
    John Cale
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    Slow Dazzle

    In 1975, mad scientist and Velvet Underground alum John Cale returned to the lab to record another experiment. Slow Dazzle, his fifth solo album and second collaboration with Roxy Music's Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera, dissects rock and avant-garde, hacks the limbs off of pop and jazz, and fuses the styles together into a limber, impassioned creation.


    Back on domestic vinyl for the first time in decades, this RTI-pressed edition of Slow Dazzle is cut at Mobile Fidelity by in-house engineer Krieg Wunderlich and features stunning sonics. Quiet surfaces, faithful artwork, and the opportunity to hear Cale's incisive fare unfold amidst wide soundstages and black backgrounds-not to mention the emotionally unsettling content within-make this Wax Cathedral LP a must for music aficionados.


    Sometimes jaunty and beer-soaked, sometimes maniacally spitting into the microphone about killing his wife's lover, sometimes despairing, sometimes sweet, Cale holds forth with schizophrenic authority. Manzanera's sordid guitar dirges ambidextrously switch to cheerful riffs as Eno's synthesizer rubber-bands its way through sunshine and smoke-machine fog. Chris Thomas, who recorded with the Beatles and engineered albums for Pink Floyd and the Sex Pistols, throws haunted violin and dissonant electric piano into the formula.


    Whether he's heaping neon sleaze atop earnest surf harmonies in an ode to the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson (Mr. Wilson), lulling you into a blurred, easy-listening trance (Ski Patrol, I'm Not the Loving Kind), or growling a pre-goth era cover of Elvis' Heartbreak Hotel" with mascara-running intensity, Cale delivers an elastic range of artistry. Ditties like "Dirty Ass Rock 'N' Roll" and "Guts" place psychopath tendencies into the body of a catchy pop song, turn up the electricity, twitch, and grab.


    By all means, Cale's experiment was a success. Slow Dazzle is alive.

    1. Mr. Wilson
    2. Taking It All Away
    3. Dirty-Ass Rock 'N' Roll
    4. Darling I Need You
    5. Rollaroll
    6. Heartbreak Hotel
    7. Ski Patrol
    8. I'm Not The Loving Kind
    9. Guts
    10. The Jeweller
    John Cale
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  • The Magician's Birthday The Magician's Birthday Quick View

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    The Magician's Birthday


    Influential 1972 Record Delves into Moody Fantasy Worlds, Thematically Bookends British Band's Demons and Wizards


    Organic Production and Tonal Shadings Exude Revered Early 70s Hi-Fi Sound: Reissue Faithfully Replicates Original Gatefold Sleeve and Pressed on Colored Vinyl


    Loosely based on a story by Ken Hensley, The Magician's Birthday continues Uriah Heep's adventurous immersion into fantasy worlds at a time when similarly sci-fi pop-culture releases such as Star Wars and Dungeons and Dragons were still years away. Influential in concept, appearance, and sound, the 1972 record remains a thematic bookend to Demons and Wizards, released the same year and, akin to this set, recognized as the group's high-water mark. Both records resonate with a newfound vitality in a 21st century engrossed in a resurgence in comic-book superheroes and gothic tales.


    Pursuing a more streamlined, cleaner sound that scales back harder arrangements and accentuates prog-rock and blues elements, the British band accentuates texture and hooks throughout. Uriah Heep attains a dynamic balance between brief, punchy fare (Spider Woman) and spooky, cosmic piano balladry (Echoes in the Dark), with guitarist Mick Box supplying versatile leads and underlying narratives with exceptional tonal shadings. Space-rock synthesizers and subtle xylophones help in further setting the moods. The Magician's Birthday skirts the parody that befell many albums that copied its formula by way of fine-tuned songwriting, David Byron's passionate singing, and cohesive playing. Groups ranging from Iron Maiden to Emerson Lake and Palmer drew from its example.


    Boasting arguably the strongest production of Uriah Heep's career, the record exudes early 70s warmth and organic sonics. As soon as your turntable's needle hits the grooves, an era renowned for wood-encased receivers, tube amplifiers, and vintage instruments will emerge in front of your eyes. Whether it's the whirring organ and eerie frequency effects on the crunchy FM radio favorite Sweet Lorraine or the ringing bells on the epic multi-part title track, The Magician's Birthday pulls you into its spell with ethereal power and supernatural charm.


    Complete with a faithful replication of the original gatefold sleeve, and replete with dead-quiet surfaces, this Wax Cathedral reissue is pressed at RTI, America's best record plant. Better still, it's on colored vinyl, to boot!

    1. Sunrise
    2. Spider Woman
    3. Blind Eye
    4. Echoes in the Dark
    5. Rain
    6. Sweet Lorraine
    7. Tales
    8. The Magician's Birthday
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    Persistence Of Time

    In 1990, while making Persistence of Time, the members of Anthrax looked up from their comic books, quit joking around, and realized they were going to die someday. But unlike its Big Four brethren (Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth), the Fourth Horseband of the Thrashpocalypse didn't celebrate the coming of the grim reaper. The aptly named Persistence of Time opens with the ticking of a clock and unleashes heart-pounding waves of existential dread, stylistic evolution, and white-hot anger at death itself.


    Cut at Mobile Fidelity by engineer Krieg Wunderlich and afforded requisite groove space for the first time ever on a proper 2LP pressing that accommodates the band's longer songs, Anthrax's 1990 magnum opus sounds as genuine, forceful, and uncompromising as the songs' urgent lyrics and thematic struggles. Serious and complex, this definitive analog pressing of Persistence of Time-known by fans as POT-presents the vital music as a furious blend of dynamic speed and three-dimensional heaviness.


    Seething anthems like Keep it in the Family and In My World give way to straight-ahead headbangers like H8 Red and a rapid-paced cover of Joe Jackson's Got the Time. Guitarists Scott Ian and Dan Spitz converse with mosquito whines and monster-truck thunder. Intro to Reality forms a prog-inspired cocoon with harmonizing twin guitars and contemplative resonance until Frank Bello's thundering bass hacks its way out and leads straight into the bare-knuckle Belly of the Beast." Throughout, Charlie Benante's virtuosic drumming accelerates and slows the crashing pulse of Anthrax's last album until 2011 to feature Joey Belladonna's riotous vocals.


    The band's darkest affair, Persistence of Time shakes its fist at mortality, snarls at wasted life, and pits burgeoning maturity against livid, riff-driven metal. Tackling more grown-up motifs, extended arrangements, and slower time signatures than on albums past, the group manages to preserve its youthful energy while expanding beyond the borders of thrash.


    Persistence of Time is timeless.

    1. Time
    2. Blood
    3. Keep It in the Family
    4. In My World

    5. Gridlock
    6. Intro to Reality
    7. Belly of the Beast
    8. Got the Time
    9. H8 Red
    10. One Man Stands
    11. Discharge
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    Domkirke

    Dømkirke is a live album by Sunn O))) that was recorded at Bergen Cathedral in Bergen, Norway, during the Borealis Festival in 2007. The album was pressed only on vinyl, never to be released on compact disc. It is a double album that features one track on each side of the records. The packaging of Dømkirke features artwork by the Norwegian visual artist Tania Stene . Printed on Stoughton old style tip on jackets.
    LP 1
    1. Why dost thou hide thyself in clouds?
    2. Cannon


    LP 2
    1. Cymatics br>
    2. Masks The AEtmospheres

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    Rollercoaster

    Just one year on from their brilliant debut, Red House Painters were back with not one, but two albums. Both eponymously titled and released just months apart in 1993, the first of which was this ambitious double album. With a rollercoaster on the cover to give it it's unofficial title, it's now seen as one of Mark's most realised collections, containing career highlights like 'Grace Cathedral Park', 'Katy Song' and 'Mistress'.
    LP1
    1. Grace Cathedral Park
    2. Down Through
    3. Katy Song
    4. Mistress
    5. Things Mean A Lot
    6. Funhouse
    7. Take Me Out
    8. Rollercoaster


    LP2
    1. New Jersey
    2. Dragonflies
    3. Mistress (Piano Version)
    4. Mother
    5. Strawberry
    6. Brown Eyes

    Red House Painters
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    Displacement (Awaiting Repress)

    Cascading keyboards, unnerving guitars, off-kilter rhythms, and the grotesque lyricism of THE PHANTOM LIMBS forge a grandiose monument on the verge of collapse like a gothic cathedral built on quicksand.


    Their unsettling ilk of carny death rock & punk draws comparisons to The Screamers and Christian Death or contemporaries like the Subtonix, but don't expect today's glut of punks-with-keyboards playing 80s redux! THE PHANTOM LIMBS have carved out a lonesome place for themselves, finding inspiration in Kurt Weill rather than Duran Duran & Culture Club.


    Produced by Dan Rathbun of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum.

    1. Active Verbs
    2. Castanets Cookie
    3. Wrenches And Spoons
    4. Romance
    5. From A Distance
    6. Patience
    7. Ear To The Ground
    8. Turtle Doves
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    Hooded Menace Effigies Of Evil on 2LP


    Finland's doom/death-lords Hooded Menace make their Relapse debut with Effigies of Evil, a brutally ripping album of slow-paced, down-tuned ultra-heaviness. Combining the grooving riffs of Black Sabbath and early Cathedral with the fire of classic Autopsy and Asphyx, Effigies Of Evil is an instant metal classic.


    Effigies Of Evil is the peak combination of Hooded Menace's fascination with classic '90s death metal, prototypical '70s doom and cult horror flicks, a collection of obsessions that any heavy music fan proudly wears for life. Effigies Of Evil is a triumphant album of filth, sludge, riffs and grooves that transforms cult heroes Hooded Menace into legitimate heavy metal icons. 2LP pressing from Relapse Records.

    1. Vortex Macabre
    2. Effigies of Evil
    3. In the Dead We Dwell
    4. Curses Scribed in Gore
    5. Crumbling Insanity
    6. Summoned into Euphoric Madness
    7. Evoken Vulgarity
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    Bashed Out

    This Is The Kit is the much beloved musical project of Kate Stables, born in England and based in Paris. Bashed Out is her band's third album, the result of an extended period collaboration with the record's producer Aaron Dessner (Sharon Van Etten, Local Natives). Dessner--the co-founder of the Brassland label--is best known for his work in The National. Indeed, the backing band he gathered for Bashed Out combines the talents of This Is The Kit's touring members (Rozi Plain, Jesse Vernon, Jamie Whitby-Coles), alongside a number of session players drawn from the Brooklyn music scene: Bryce Dessner, Thomas Bartlett (Doveman, The Gloaming), Matt Barrick (The Walkmen) and Ben Lanz (Beirut, The National) all made key instrumental contributions. This music is honest, human and humane-a folky-lovely slow-rumble. It's rock but of the hangover-friendly, stoner variety; it's folk but at a groovy speed. As notable as the music, however, is front woman Kate Stables, whose voice hearkens back to the classic singer-songwriter era--her distinctive, cutting vocals up front in the mix. It's a self-confidence gained since her previous album, 2011's Wriggle Out the Restless, which made her band a minor institution in the United Kingdom, especially on the radio which has embraced the group. This Is The Kit has received across the board support from BBC 6 DJs Lauren Laverne, Radcliffe & Maconie, Marc Riley, Cerys Matthews, and Mary Anne Hobbs--receiving further play from BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens, Jen & Ally, and Phil Taggart. Wonderful wonderful stuff, said DJ and Elbow frontman Guy Garvey, before arguing their last album should have made the Mercury Prize shortlist. The Line of Best Fit has already called This Is The Kit an essential fixture of British folk music for the past 10 years one of a handful of truly innovate songwriters working with the British folk template today. In America, however, the band is just building up to their breakout moment. Bruce Warren, program director at influential American AAA station WXPN has praised Stables' "warm and gorgeous voice" and we expect similar notices to come across on this new LP. From Kate's earliest year growing up in the UK town of Winchester, she learned that great art takes time. In some ways the place I grew up is defined by being a Roman Saxon medieval cathedral city, she explains. They started building the Winchester Cathedral a thousand years ago and they've been working on it ever since. It's an exciting moment to join This Is The Kit's continuing musical evolution into a synesthetic, shape-shifting entity-rooted in folk but encompassing elements of psychedelia, alternative rock, and electronic textures and sensibilities.
    1. Misunderstanding
    2. Silver John
    3. Spores All Settling
    4. Magic Spell
    5. Bashed Out
    6. All In Cahoots
    7. Nits
    8. Vitamins
    9. We Are In
    10. Cold and Got Colder
    This Is The Kit
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    For My Parents

    Mono, the Japanese instrumental rock quartet, who have been called one of the most distinctive bands of the 21st century by Pitchfork, present their new Temporary Residence album For My Parents. There is no doubting a Mono song when you hear it; cinemascopic song structures, engrossing lyrical melodies, sublimely transcendent execution; and no denying their uncanny ability to feel perfectly at home in both pristine symphony halls and dirty rock clubs. For My Parents obliterates that divide, showcasing a sensitivity and maturity that simultaneously acknowledges where they came from and where they're going.



    For the new album the band worked with legendary New York producer Henry Hirsch, recording in a converted cathedral overlooking the Hudson River, and mixing with longtime friend Fred Weaver in rural Pennsylvania. Embracing their evolution as a preeminent neoclassical noise juggernaut, Mono once again enlisted the Wordless Music Orchestra, who had previously accompanied the band in NYC during their worldwide series of orchestral concerts.



    Coming more than three years after the highly regarded Hymn To The Immortal Wind, For My Parents represents the longest span of time between Mono albums, resulting in sharper songwriting, subtler dynamics, stunning production, and the most thoughtfully developed arrangements of their career. The unique combination of soul-stirring melodies, cinematic East-meets-West arrangements, and firm command of elusive emotional intangibles is what makes Mono so Mono.

    1. Legend
    2. Nostalgia
    3. Dream Odyssey
    4. Unseen Harbor
    5. A Quiet Place
    Mono
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    A Church That Fits Our Needs

    A Church That Fits Our Needs, the second album by North Carolina group Lost In The Trees, is underway, announcing itself as a work of vaulting ambition, a cathedral built on loss and transformation. In the summer of 2009, Ari Picker, writer, composer and architect of the band, lost his mother, an artist in her own right, when she took her own life. Picker was in the midst of releasing his bands debut album, All Alone in an Empty House, a collection of folk-inflected songs that surprised with its orchestral arrangements, to an acclaim usually reserved for seasoned veterans: both heart wrenching and beautiful, said Paste, while the Huffington Post called the album spellbinding in its musical ambition, touching in its intimacy, and often overwhelming in its emotional honesty. Picker took the loss of his mother and set about transforming the events into a tribute, composing, writing lyrics, his mothers picture above his writing desk: the same picture that now graces the albums cover. I wanted to give her a space, in the music, to be, and to become all the things she didnt get a chance to be when she was alive.


    The result is A Church That Fits Our Needs, an album that can stand beside musical journeys like Neil Youngs Tonights the Night and Bon Ivers For Emma, Forever Ago. Pickers astonishing voice, an instrument that veers from Carl Wilsons emotional purity to the otherworldly abstractions of Thom Yorke, opens our window into this intensely emotional music. While this might sound like a somber affair, A Church That Fits Our Needs is anything but. Picker, a classically trained composer, has Shostakovich and Stravinsky at his fingertips, but the music on this album speaks just as much to his love of Phil Spector and old film scores. Above all this is pop music, in the way that A Day In the Life or Radioheads No Surprises are pop music, seeking to present complex ideas to the widest possible audience. This is the album Picker set out to make, a celebration of the woman he calls a warrior, and a testament to the power of music to heal and transcend.

    1. Moment One
    2. Neither Here Nor There
    3. Red
    4. Golden Eyelids
    5. Icy River
    6. Tall Ceilings
    7. Moment Two
    8. This Dead Bird Is Beautiful
    9. Garden
    10. Villain (Ill Stick Around)
    11. An Artists Song
    12. Vines
    Lost In The Trees
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    Time To Go Home

    Chastity belt is a rock band consisting of four friends - guitarists Julia Shapiro and Lydia Lund, bassist Annie Truscott, and drummer Gretchen Grimm. They met in a tiny college town in eastern Washington, but their story begins for real in Seattle, that celebrated home of Macklemore and the twelfth man. Following a post-grad summer apart, a handful of shows and enthusiastic responses from the city's diy community led them, as it has countless others, into a cramped practice space. They emerged with a debut album, No Regerts, sold it out faster than anyone involved thought possible, and toured America, a country that embraced them with open-ish arms. Now they're back and the tab is settled, the lights are out, the birds are making noise even though the sun isn't really up yet: it's time to go home, their second long-player and first for hardly art. In the outside world, they realized something crucial: they didn't have to play party songs now that their audience didn't consist exclusively of inebriated 18-22 year olds, as it did in that college town. Though still built on a foundation of post-post-punk energy, jagged rhythms, and instrumental moves that couldn't be anyone else's, the songs they grew into in the months that followed are equal parts street-level takedown and gray-skied melancholy. They embody the sensation of being caught in the center of a moment while floating directly above it; shapiro's world spins around her on on the floor, grounded by Grimm and Truscott's most commanding playing committed to tape. They pay tribute to writer Sheila Heti on drone and John Carpenter with the thing, and deliver a parallel-universe stoner anthem influenced by electrelane with joke. recorded by JosÉ Díaz Rohena at the unknown, a desecrated church and former sail factory in anacortes, and mixed with a cathedral's worth of reverb by Matthew Simms (guitarist for legendary british post-punks and one-time tourmates Wire), time to go home sees Chastity Belt take the nights out and bad parties of their past to their stretching points, watch the world around them break apart in anticipatory haze, and rebuild it in their own image with stunning clarity before anyone gets hungover.
    1. Drone

    2. Trapped

    3. Why Try

    4. Cool Slut

    5. On the Floor

    6. The Thing

    7. Joke
    8. Lydia

    9. IDC

    10. Time To Go Home
    Chastity Belt
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