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  • Continuum (Bonus Track) Continuum (Bonus Track) Quick View

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    Continuum (Bonus Track)

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    'Continuum' is the 3RD studio album by John Mayer, released September 9, 2006 on Columbia Records. Recording sessions for the album took place during November 2005 to September 2006 at The Village Recorder in Los Angeles, California, Avatar Studios and Right Track/Sound on Sound in New York City, and Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. Production was handled primarily by Mayer and Steve Jordan.
    This album marked a change in Mayer's musical style and incorporated musical elements of blues and soul more heavily than in his previous work with pop-rock.


    The album debuted at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. It also reached the top-ten in several other countries and sold over 3 million copies worldwide.


    The album contains the worldwide hits 'Waiting On The World To Change' and 'Gravity'. On this 180 grams vinyl release we presents the album with a bonustrack ´Say´, which is now available on vinyl for the first time!


    Sit back and enjoy the soothing sounds of guitar-hero/prettyboy Mayer!


    Pressed on 180 grams audiophile vinyl

    Gloss laminate sleeve

    LP1 Side A


    1 Waiting On The World To Change
    2 I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)
    3 Belief


    LP1 Side B


    1 Gravity
    2 The Heart Of Life
    3 Vultures


    LP2 Side A


    1 Stop This Train
    2 Slow Dancing In A Burning Room
    3 Bold As Love


    LP2 Side B


    1 Dreaming With A Broken Heart
    2 In Repair
    3 I'm Gonna Find Another You
    4 Say (Bonustrack)

    John Mayer
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  • Continuum (White Cover) Continuum (White Cover) Quick View

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    Continuum (White Cover)

    Continuum is about as apt a title as it gets for John Mayer's third studio disc. Every element, from the peerless guitar playing to the plainspoken poetry of the lyrics to the breathy-sincere singing, makes a return from previous efforts. But to weakly pronounce this another worthwhile effort from an artist the world has come to expect a whole lot from and then call it a day would be no minor misdeed, because it's also the best, boldest disc he's ever made. Taking maturity as a theme throughout, Mayer tackles a batch of adulthood's bogeymen: indifference on the uptempo chart-climber 'Waiting for the World to Change,' aging on the melancholy-sweet 'Stop This Train,' and emotional trainwreckage on the big-rocking 'In Repair.' That's not to suggest he's turned overly introspective--check the Jimi Hendrix cover 'Bold As Love,' where he hits one home for guitarists who've been living in the shadow of legend everywhere, and the hard-charging 'Belief,' which benefits from a mesmerizing, liquid groove. Continuum may be the third in a series, but a creative cop-out this is not; Mayer is his generation's musical superman--powerful, unassailable, and magnetic. Hand that man a cape.
    LP One


    1. Waiting On The World To Change
    2. I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)
    3. Belief
    4. Gravity
    5. The Heart of Life
    6. Vultures


    LP Two


    1. Stop This Train
    2. Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
    3. Bold As Love
    4. Dreaming With a Broken Heart
    5. In Repair
    6. I'm Gonna Find Another You

    John Mayer
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    We Are The Champions

    We Are The Champions is the self-produced new release from Jeff The Brotherhood. Recorded by Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, Sleater Kinney, Velvet Underground) and described as psychedelic, classic rock, kraut-punk, garage pop, monster metal, scrungy, filthy, fizzy and fresh.


    The music they play is easy to love, vintage three-string party rock somewhere on the continuum between the Ramones and Black Sabbath. - Village Voice

    1. Hey Friend

    2. Cool Out
    3. Bummer
    4. Shredder
    5. Diamond Way
    6. Endless Fire
    7. Ripper
    8. Mellow Out
    9. Stay Up Late
    10. Health and Strength
    11. Wastoid Girl
    Jeff The Brotherhood
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    How We Lost

    How We Lost is actually a celebratory album. It's a reflective record and, in its own way, celebrates the Windsor For The Derby continuum that's been culled from their first release, Calm Hades Float in 1996 to their last, Giving Up the Ghost from 2005. Each of these recordings is a sequel to the next both musically and in narrative, especially since the band found themselves in constant dialogue about their body of work and the paths they'
    d chosen due to the rerelease of their first two records Calm Hades Float and Minnie Greutzfeldt. Also a part of that ongoing dialogue were the records that the band found itself consistently re-visiting, Swell Maps, Section 25, Psychic TV and what it was that made those recordings timeless and resonate in a personal way to the band. The songs on How We Lost is about the ways they've changed over the years, the things they hold onto and what's been left behind.
    1. Let Go
    2. Maladies
    3. Robin Robinette
    4. Fallen Off The Earth
    5. Hold On
    6. Forgotten
    7. Troubles
    8. What We Want
    9. Good Things
    10. Spirit Fade
    Windsor For The Derby
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  • Born And Raised (Awaiting Repress) Born And Raised (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Born And Raised (Awaiting Repress)

    Columbia Records is pleased to announce the release of Born and Raised, the fifth full-length album from Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician John Mayer. Mayer produced the 12-song set with the much in demand Don Was, who's worked on albums for acts such as the Rolling Stones, B.B. King and Bonnie Raitt among others.


    Rock legends David Crosby and Graham Nash provide vocals on the album's title song. Additional musicians joining Mayer on the album and on the road include highly-regarded keyboardist/pianist Chuck Leavell, who has worked with the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and The Allman Brothers Band, as well as previous collaborators Sean Hurley on bass and Aaron Sterling on drums. Jim Keltner makes a special appearance on drums on Something Like Olivia. Born And Raised will be preceded by the country-tinged lead single Shadow Days.


    Mayer's previous albums Room for Squares (2001), Heavier Things (2003), Continuum (2006) and Battle Studies (2009) have sold more than 12 million copies combined. He has been honored with seven Grammy Awards and an additional 11 nominations. He has also been included in Time Magazine's annual 'Time 100' list of the most influential contemporary thinkers, leaders, artists and entertainers, and twice been featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine's annual 'Guitar' issue.

    1. Queen of California
    2. The Age of Worry
    3. Shadow Days
    4. Speak for Me
    5. Something Like Olivia
    6. Born & Raised
    7. If I Ever Get Around To Living
    8. Love is a Verb
    9. Walt Grace's Submarine Test, January 1967
    10. Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey
    11. A Face To Call Home
    12. Born & Raised (Reprise)
    John Mayer
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    Here Anonymous (Discontinued)

    Eulogies' songs struggle with broken-down communication, the weight of bad habits, the fear of being alone. That universal struggle is presented here on Here Anonymous with a directness that's both stark and beautiful. With Chris Reynolds on drums, Tim Hutton on bass, plus Peter Walker on guitar and vocals, Eulogies renders vivid scenes with a minimalist palette. Written during a Fall 2007 U.S. tour with Film School, the songs on Here Anonymous are deceivingly simple. Riding warm, well-worn instrumental tones and Walker's patient, understated vocals, they build a consistent mood over the album's 12 songs.


    Walker continually shifts tempos and instrumentation and brings along the occasional guest. 'Two Can Play' opens with a gorgeous, dreamy groove, and soon Walker and Nikki Monninger of Dangerbird bandmates Silversun Pickups are finishing each other's soft-sung verses. The haunting organ sound on 'Stranger Calliope' was achieved via a Casiotone keyboard layered over a live flautist. Songs build momentum from one to the next with meticulous track sequencing; drama is evoked not through volume or intensity but subtle counterpoints in composition. There's a gentle, knowing tension to the music that speaks to the bittersweet push and pull of everyday living and dying.


    The result is melancholy music that's upbeat, a record of specific personal intent that speaks to us all. Eulogies offers catharsis; a musical tradition that's ageless and inviolate. Here Anonymous snatches a moment out of that continuum for us to share, here and now. Limited Edition Double 12 Vinyl signed and numbered by Peter Walker. Vinyl also packaged with a digital album download.

    1. Day To Day
    2. Eyes On The Prize
    3. Bad Connection
    4. Two Can Play
    5. How To Be Alone
    6. This Fine Progression
    7. Out Of Character
    8. A Dark Place
    9. Goodbye
    10. The Fight (I've Come To Like)
    11. Stranger Calliope
    12. Is There Anyone Here?
    Eulogies
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  • Bermuda Waterfall (Awaiting Repress) Bermuda Waterfall (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Bermuda Waterfall (Awaiting Repress)


    "The utter rawness and sincerity of his
    performance is absolutely captivating."
    - Pitchfork


    "Montreal's best kept secret (...) sparkles like
    Elliott Smith hopped up on Arthur Russell's
    happy pills."
    - NM


    bermuda waterfall= invisible action, unconscious fertilization, 
    the subconscious master plan continuum 


    Much of the words to Bermuda (which i feel are the center piece) were written
    whilest travelling between one place i loved and another place/people i loved, and
    trying to describe my most potent dreams related to my most potent life experiences.
     there was a feeling of disappointment in communication with the people that i'm
    calling out to connect with through my performances and travels in the last year, a
    feeling of loneliness.

     
    I had to have faith with the meanings of the poetry because more then ever it was
    lifted from my life often without being understood, only knowing that they were
    events, truths i admired, truthfully complex as anything so haunting can be
    interpreted in so many ways, like any dream funny or sexual, or horrifying. not so
    much knowing the reasons, but just the experiences as mysterious as they are to me.
    i promise that i was as straight forward with the words as possible in describing
    these nuances.   


    Full of yin and yang, and just sitting back and taking a look at my life, something i'm
    happy with, and came naturally in the words of which i intended for the first time
    nothing. i'll have to wait a few years before i understand exactly whats going on in
    the record, in this time in my life, and i'm alright with that, cos i'm into mystery.
    - Sean Nicholas Savage

    1. Boogie Nights
    2. Naturally
    3. The Rat
    4. Heartless
    5. Empire
    6. Hangin On
    7. Bermuda Waterfall
    8. Darkness
    9. Hands Dance
    10. Please Set Me Free
    11. Vampire
    12. Some Things Never Die
    Sean Nicholas Savage
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    So It Is

    Preservation Hall Jazz Band have announced the release of their new album, So It Is, the septet's second release featuring all-new original music, releasing via Legacy Recordings. So It Is finds the classic PHJB sound invigorated by a number of fresh influences, not least among them the band's 2015 life-changing trip to Cuba.


    In Cuba, all of a sudden we were face to face with our musical counterparts, says bandleader/composer/bassist Ben Jaffe. There's been a connection between Cuba and New Orleans since day one - we're family. A gigantic light bulb went off and we realized that New Orleans music is not just a thing by itself; it's part of something much bigger. It was almost like having a religious epiphany.


    Producer David Sitek, a founder of art rock innovators TV on the Radio who has helmed projects by Kelis, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Santigold among others, offered both a keen modern perspective and a profound respect for the band's storied history. Upon arriving in New Orleans to meet with the band, Sitek recalls he and Jaffe accidentally stumbling into one of the city's famed second-line parades. I was struck by the visceral energy of the live music all around, this spontaneous joy, everything so immediate, he says. I knew I had to make sure that feeling came out of the studio. It needed to be alive. It needed to sound dangerous.


    The music on So It Is, penned largely by Jaffe and 84 year-old saxophonist Charlie Gabriel in collaboration with the entire PHJB, stirs together that variety of influences like classic New Orleans cuisine. Longtime members Jaffe, Gabriel, Clint Maedgen and Ronell Johnson have been joined over the past 18 months by Walter Harris, Branden Lewis and Kyle Roussel, and the new blood has hastened the journey into new musical territory. Inspired by that journey and reinvigorated by the post-Katrina rebuilding of their beloved home city, PHJB are redefining what New Orleans music means in 2017 by tapping into a sonic continuum that stretches back to the city's Afro-Cuban roots, through its common ancestry with the Afrobeat of Fela Kuti and the Fire Music of Pharoah Sanders and John Coltrane, and forward to cutting-edge artists with whom the PHJB have shared festival stages from Coachella to Newport, including legends like Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello and the Grateful Dead and modern giants like My Morning Jacket, Arcade Fire and the Black Keys.


    Preservation Hall Jazz Band:


    BEN JAFFE - Bass (upright), Tuba, Percussion

    CHARLIE GABRIEL - Saxophone (tenor), Clarinet

    CLINT MAEDGEN - Saxophone (tenor), Percussion

    RONELL JOHNSON - Trombone

    WALTER HARRIS - Drums, Percussion

    KYLE ROUSSEL - Piano, Wurlitzer, Organ

    BRANDEN LEWIS - Trumpet

    1. So It Is
    2. Santiago
    3. Innocence
    4. La Malanga
    5. Convergence
    6. One Hundred Fires
    7. Mad
    Preservation Hall Jazz Band
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  • Third Dimension (Pure Pleasure) Third Dimension (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Third Dimension (Pure Pleasure)

    Arguably one of the most exciting saxophone soloists in jazz history, Kirk was a post-modernist before that term even existed. Kirk played the continuum of jazz tradition as an instrument unto itself; he felt little compunction about mixing and matching elements from the music's history, and his concoctions usually seemed natural, if not inevitable.


    Third Dimension was the debut album by jazz multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk originally released as Triple Threat on the King label in 1956. The original album received limited distribution and only became widely known after it was rereleased a few years prior to Kirk's death. The album features the first recorded examples of Kirk's trademark playing of multiple wind instruments at the same time as well as two tracks (Stormy Weather and The Nearness Of You) where he overdubbed manzello and tenor saxophone. Kirk would later state that the album »was about the third overdub record in black classical music.



    Musicians:



    • Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch)

    • James Madison (piano)

    • Carl Pruitt (bass)

    • Henry Duncan (drums)





    Recording: November 1956 in New York City

    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. Roland's Theme
    2. Slow Groove
    3. Stormy Weather
    4. The Nearness of You
    5. A La Carte
    6. Easy Living
    7. Triple Threat
    Roland Kirk
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    Eonian (Bone & Black Swirl Vinyl)

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

    1. The Unveiling
    2. Interdimensional Summit
    3. Ætheric
    4. Council of Wolves and Snakes
    5. The Empyrean Phoenix
    6. Lightbringer
    7. I Am Sovereign
    8. Archaic Correspondence
    9. Alpha Aeon Omega
    10. Rite of Passage
    Dimmu Borgir
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    Violent Hearts

    Shimmering Stars is a three-piece dream pop act from Vancouver, BC, Canada. Their music embodies an attempt at drawing out and illuminating the subtle darkness inherent in the seemingly wholesome, innocent music of the 1950s and '60s. The result filters older influences like the Everly Brothers, Del Shannon, Phil Spector and Bo Diddley through a contemporary indie lens. Songs about being in love, not being in love, the painfully modern condition of floating in a state of suspended adolescence, all tinted with the slight self-deprication of knowing how trite it is to be writing songs about these things at all.


    Shimmering Stars create reverb-soaked pop songs, full of arching harmonies, pulsing rhythms, and exquisite melodies, often with dark undertones, all while adhering to the timeless structural qualities of the seminal songs that inspired them. The songs are haunting and sublime, at times blissful, and at others heart breaking.


    The band began as a recording project in the Spring of 2010. After stumbling upon some old live footage of the Everly Brothers, Rory McClure holed up in his parents garage in Kamloops, British Columbia to record the first demos. That first recording environment rendered Shimmering Stars distinctly dusty atmospheric sound and established a conscious insertion into the garage music continuum. Violent Hearts is the debut LP from Shimmering Stars, released by Hardly Art and Almost Musique.

    1. Believe
    2. Im Gonna Try
    3. No One
    4. East Van Girls
    5. Into the Sea
    6. Nervous Breakdown
    7. Privilege
    8. Suns Going Down
    9. Sabians
    10. Dancing to Music I Hate
    11. I Dont Wanna Know
    12. Other Girls
    13. Did I Lose You
    14. Walk Away
    Shimmering Stars
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    Traveler

    Trey Anastasio Traveler on Limited Edition Gold 180g LP + Traveler 7" Vinyl + Download

    Traveler, Trey Anastasio's forthcoming solo album, will be released on Rubber Jungle Records/ATO Records. Trey co-produced the album with Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Jonsi) last fall in Katis' Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT. Along with the Trey Anastasio Band, Katis invited several artists to work with them, including Mates of State's Kori Gardner, The National's Bryan Devendorf and Matt Berninger, and Icelandic percussionist Samuli Kosminen. Featuring the lead single, "Scabbard."


    Over the past 25 years, Trey Anastasio has established himself as a prolific composer, masterful guitarist (named by Rolling Stone as one of the '100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time') and a compelling performer. Anastasio is a founding member of the Grammy-nominated, genre-melding rock band Phish. A curious and constant composer, Anastasio draws inspiration from experimental jazz, classical, pop, reggae and metal. Limited edition gold 180g vinyl pressing with bonus Traveler 7" and digital download.


    Trey Anastasio Band:

    - Trey Anastasio (guitar, vocals)

    - Natalie Cressman (trombone, vocals)

    - Jennifer Hartswick (trumpet, vocals)

    - Russ Lawton (drums)

    - Tony Markellis (bass)

    - Ray Paczkowski (keyboards)

    - Russell Remington (tenor saxophone, flute)


    Additional performances by:

    - Thomas Bartlett (keyboards) (Rufus Wainwright, David Byrne)

    - Matt Berninger (backing vocals) (The National)

    - Bryan Devendorf (drums) (The National)

    - Kori Gardner (backing vocals) (Mates of State)

    - Samuli Kominen (percussion) (Jonsi)

    - Tom Marshall (keyboard)

    - Rob Moose (string arrangements, violin, viola) (Bon Iver)

    - Rob Schwimmer (keyboards, theremin, continuum) (Paul Simon)

    - Adrian Van de Graaf (bass)

    1. Coronoa
    2. Let Me Lie
    3. Frost
    4. Land of Nod
    5. Pigtail
    6. Scabbard
    7. Clint Eastwood
    8. Architect
    9. Valentine
    10. Traveler
    Trey Anastasio
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    EarthEE

    THEESatisfaction's EarthEE is the follow up to awE naturalE, the alternative
    R&B group's critically acclaimed debut. EarthEE was recorded in Seattle and
    Brooklyn, and features guest appearances from Shabazz Palaces, Meshell
    Ndegeocello, Porter Ray and Taylor Brown. EarthEE was produced by
    THEESatisfaction and Erik Blood at Protect and Exalt Studios: A Black Space and
    mastered by Adam Straney at BreakPoint Mastering in Seattle.


    "Igbo beaded mail, Dinkan Scarification, Ashanti repetitive leaping. It all

    bounces. So too should you

    Neo-Ancient Nubian aphorism.

    Once in Time, in an emerald veld of near solitude, Two met.

    One Cat and One Stas. Born under different signs. Destined to shine under

    the same moons.

    They agreed, upon meeting, that the old force fields rooted in sonics were

    necessary once again.

    They commenced to make.

    It was cold out. They made. It became warmer. They continued. The orb

    shone from above with intensity. They continued to make. The trees shifted

    hues and shed...They made.

    In this din, this mantra of making, they became Sisters of a very specific rite.

    Loyal.

    Ethereal. The foundation of empires lost and regained.

    In this din the force field grew.

    The first time I saw them they glowed. They were palpable amongst the flat.

    Regal in a manner that is now mostly forgotten.

    Yes, Queens.

    Not generic in that description either. Specific.

    As in the Queens of some Where. The Queens of some Thing.

    Sorceress Queens who dealt in aural incantation architecture.

    Possessors of keys to deeper feelings. Unlockers of healing.

    I became a devotee to the sonic altars they had, and continue to construct.

    One Cat. One Stas. Past Lovers. Present Friends. Future Deities.

    THEESatisfaction. Exalted heavenward (outward, spaceward) upon the aurally

    offered

    blood price of heavily scented continuum.

    They made me for you.

    Enjoy,

    EarthEE

    P.S. Change is inevitable and necessary. It is the precursor to transcendence.

    by Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes

    1. Prophetic Perfection
    2. No GMO (feat. Taylor Brown)
    3. Planet for Sale
    4. Blandland (feat. Ishmael Butler)
    5. Fetch/Catch (feat. Taylor Brown)
    6. Nature's Candy
    7. EarthEE (feat. Ishmael Butler, Porter Ray, Erik Blood)
    8. Post Black Anyway
    9. Universal Perspective (feat. Meshell Ndegeocello)
    10. WerQ (feat. Meshell Ndegeocello)
    11. Sir Come Navigate (feat. Tendai Maraire)
    12. Recognition (feat. Shabazz Palaces, Erik Blood)
    13. I Read You (feat. Erik Blood)
    TheeSatisfaction
    $17.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    The Chase Is On (Pure Pleasure)

    The twin tenor sax tradition yielded grand pairings with the likes of Wardell Gray and Dexter Gordon, Arnett Cobb and Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis, Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt, and Al Cohn and Zoot Sims. This one-shot teaming of Charlie Rouse and Paul Quinichette brought forth a union of two distinctly different mannerisms within the mainstream jazz continuum. Rouse, who would go on to prolific work with Thelonious Monk and was at this time working with French horn icon Julius Watkins, developed a fluid signature sound that came out of the more strident and chatty style heard here. By this time in 1957, Quinichette, nicknamed the Vice Prez for his similar approach to Lester Young, was well established in the short term with Count Basie. His liquid, full-bodied, soulful tone became an undeniable force, albeit briefly, before he dropped out of the scene shortly after this date to be an electrical engineer. The stereo split of the saxophonists in opposite channels, a technique endemic of the time, works well whether they play solos or melody lines together. It enables you to truly hear how different they are. Working with standards, there's a tendency for them to play the head arrangements in unison, but then one of them on occasion plays an off-the-cuff short phrase that strays from the established melodic path. They also seem to do a hard bop jam, then a ballad, and back to hard swinging.


    The title track is simply a killer, a perfect fun romp of battling duelists, and one that you'd like to hear in any nightclub setting. Some slight harmonic inserts set This Can't Be Love apart from the original and The Things I Love displays the two tenors at their conversational best, while the lone original, Knittin', is a fundamental 12-bar swing blues, straight up and simple but with some subtle harmonic nuances. The rhythm section of pianist Wynton Kelly, bass player Wendell Marshall, and drummer Ed Thigpen do their usual yeoman job. But on two tracks, pianist Hank Jones and rhythm guitarist Freddie Green take over, and the sound of the band changes dramatically to the more sensitive side on a low-down version of When The Blues Come On and the good-old basic vintage swinger You're Cheating Yourself. The combination of Rouse and Quinichette was a very satisfactory coupling of two talented and promising post-swing to bop individualists, who played to all of their strengths and differences on this worthy -- and now legendary -- session.


    Musicians:



    • Charlie Rouse, Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone)

    • Wynton Kelly, Hank Jones (piano)

    • Freddie Green (guitar)

    • Wendell Marshall (bass)

    • Ed Thigpen (drums)



    Recording :August and September 1957 in New York




    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. The Chase Is On
    2. When The Blues Come On
    3. This Can't Be Love
    4. Last Time For Love
    5. You're Cheating Yourself
    6. Knittin'
    7. Tender Trap
    8. The Things I Love
    Paul Quinichette & Charlie Rouse
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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