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Ennio Morricone - Paura Vol.2 (A Collection Of Scary & Thrilling Soundtracks)Limited Edition Of 499 Copies On Transparent Vinyl
This Second Collection shows the darker experimental side of Ennio Morricone.
For almost 60 years Ennio Morricone has been composing some of the most beautiful film scores of all time. This Second Collection shows the darker experimental side of Ennio with pieces that have accompanied such films as Revolver, 900, Barbablu', Una Pura formalita', Un tranquillo posto in campagna and many more. Frightening orchestrations, dark jazz tapestries and unsettling piano movements are brought to life. With this release Rustblade attempts to shine a light on the compositional magic of an undisputed musical genius with a collection of songs appearing for the first time ever on vinyl. A must have!1. Rapimento
2. Nebulosa Seconda
3. Gli Intoccabili (Titoli)
4. Notte non Notte
5. Quelle Foto
6. Breathlessly (A Perdifiato)
8. Regalo di Nozze
9. Il Segreto (To the Farmhouse)
10. La Casa delle Streghe
12. Preludio alla Prima Moglie
13. Musica per 11 Violini$26.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Ennio Morricone - CollectedImport
180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Classic Movie Themes And Titles A Fistful Of Dollars, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, Once Upon A Time In The West And Many More
High-Quality PVC Protective Sleeve
Limited Pressing Of 5000 Individually Numbered Copies On Clear Vinyl
Includes Insert With Available Collected Titles
Ennio Morricone composed and arranged scores for more than 500 film and television productions, making him one of the most influential and best-selling film composers since the late 1950s. He has sold well over 70 million records worldwide. His score for Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time In The West is one of the top 5 best-selling original instrumental scores in the world today, with about 10 million copies sold.
Collected is a definitive journey through the vast work of Morricone, stopping by landmark spaghetti westerns like A Fistful Of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More, The Good The Bad & The Ugly, Once Upon A Time In America and most recently, Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.
This Collected 2 LP Set is now available in a limited pressing of 5000 individually numbered copies on clear vinyl and is packed in a high-quality PVC protective sleeve.LP1
1. The Fascist (theme) From The Movie 'The Fascist'
2. A Fistful Of Dollars (theme) From The Movie 'A Fistful Of Dollars'
3. Bullets Don't Argue (theme) From The Movie 'Bullets Don't Argue'
4. A Gun For Ringo (theme) From The Movie 'A Gun For Ringo'
5. For A Few Dollars More (theme) From The Movie 'For A Few Dollars More'
6. The Return Of Ringo (main Title) From The Movie 'The Return Of Ringo'
7. The Battle Of Algiers (theme) From The Movie 'Battle Of Algiers'
8. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (theme) From The Movie 'The Good, The Bad And The Ugly'
9. The Ecstasy Of Gold From The Movie 'The Good, The Bad And The Ugly'
10. Death Rides A Horse (theme) From The Movie 'Death Rides A Horse'
11. The Big Gundown (opening Song) From The Movie 'The Big Gundown'
12. Once Upon A Time In The West (theme) From The Movie 'Once Upon A Time In The West'
13. The Man With The Harmonica From The Movie 'Once Upon A Time In The West'
14. Long Live The Revolution From The Movie 'Long Live The Revolution' Aka 'Blood And Guns'
15. The Ballad Of Hank Mccain From The Movie 'Machine Gun Mccain'
16. The Sicilian Clan (theme) From The Movie 'The Sicilian Clan'
17. Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion From The Movie 'Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion'
18. A Fistful Of Dynamite From The Movie 'A Fistful Of Dynamite'
1. Come Maddalena From The Movie 'Maddalena'
2. Chi Mai From The Movie 'Maddalena'
3. My Name Is Nobody From The Movie 'My Name Is Nobody'
4. The Infernal Trio From The Movie 'The Infernal Trio'
5. Romanzo From The Movie 'Novecento' Aka '1900'
6. Goodbye Palermo From The Movie 'Father Of The Godfathers'
7. Don't Play The Indian From The Movie 'Buddy Goes West'
8. Il Vento, Il Grido From The Movie 'The Professional'
9. Tragedy Of A Ridiculous Man (theme) From The Movie 'Tragedy Of A Ridiculous Man'
10. Deborah's Theme From The Movie 'Once Upon A Time In America'
11. Gabriel's Oboe From The Movie 'The Mission'
12. The Untouchables (end Title) From The Movie 'The Untouchables'
13. The Strength Of The Righteous (Main Title) From The Movie 'The Untouchables'
14. Cinema Paradiso (theme) From The Movie 'Cinema Paradiso'
15. Love Theme From The Movie 'Cinema Paradiso'
16. Ancora Qui (Elisa Toffoli) From The Movie 'Django Unchained'$42.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Morricone 60Morricone 60 is the first album of Ennio Morricone's greatest hits conducted, recorded and curated by Morricone himself - and aims to create a legacy for his fans to enjoy. It sees the celebrated Maestro performing some of his greatest film music from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly to his recent Academy Award-winning score for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight (released earlier this year on Decca). The album marks Ennio Morricone's 60th anniversary as a composer and conductor and features brand new recordings with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, with whom he's collaborated on major international movie scores.LP 1
1. Once Upon A Time In The West - The Man With The Harmonica
2. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - The Fortress
3. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - Main Theme
4. Once Upon A Time In The West - Jill's Theme
5. A Fistful Of Dynamite - Main Theme
6. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - The Ecstasy Of Gold
7. Chi Mai
8. H2S - Main Theme
9. Metti, Una Sera A Cena - Second Theme
10. Croce D'Amore
11. Once Upon a Time in America - Deborah's Theme
1. The Mission - Gabriel's Oboe
2. The Mission - Falls
3. The Mission - On Earth As It Is In Heaven
4. Cinema Paradiso - Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
5. Cinema Paradiso - Love Theme
6. Queimada - Abolisson
7. The Hateful Eight - Stage Coach To Red Rock
8. The Hateful Eight - Bestiality
9. For A Few Dollars More - Main Theme
10. Fistful Of Dollars - Titoli
11. The Lady Caliph - La Califfa
12. The Untouchables - Death Theme$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDD-FAT-3321xAnna Von Hausswolff
CeremonyIt begins with the sound of a church organ, an arpeggio played on the lower notes, a melody teased out in the higher register, before a snare drum beats out an ominous, stuttering tattoo. Three minutes in, guitars begin to rumble like clouds gathering on the horizon, the melody slowly swelling, threatening to tear the sky apart. This is Anna Von Hausswolff's "Epitaph Of Theodor", and as dramatic, instrumental openings to albums go, it's close to overwhelming. But it's followed by something even more intense: "Deathbed", which growls and resonates sinisterly before shards of metallic thunder shatter the drones and a funereal beat forces the song to lurch forward. Only after some four and a half minutes of this ferocious clamour do we hear a human voice, and it's unleashed with a fierce power, rising and swooping, a vast bird pursuing its prey until the song reaches its final, unexpectedly triumphant climax.
You want to talk about compromises? No. Nor does Anna Von Hausswolff.
These two songs alone represent a quarter of 'Ceremony's sixty minutes, but there are eleven more on an album that confounds and dumbfounds from its start to its end. To those who used Anna Von Hausswolff's debut album, Singing From The Grave, to compare her lazily to Kate Bush, it will come as a brutal shock. The fragile atmospheres of that impressive debut, one that earned her huge acclaim in her native Sweden, have been blasted away, and what's emerged from the wasteland left behind is a dizzying masterpiece that, she proudly states, calls upon, amongst others, Elizabeth Fraser, Jefferson Airplane, PJ Harvey, Earth, Barn Owl, Nick Cave and Diamanda Galás.
Though she now lives in Copenhagen, she grew up in the once vibrant, bohemian neighbourhood of Haga in Gothenburg, Sweden, to a family who counted amongst their ancestors Bernhard Reynold von Hausswolff, an 18th Century governor of Falun, Sweden, who helped bring an end to the burning of witches. Her father, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, is a composer and visual artist who's also co-monarch of the kingdoms of Elgaland-Vagaland, so it's perhaps not surprising that she's chosen to pursue a radical direction with her music.
"I didn't just want 'Ceremony' to be a collection of songs," she says. "I wanted it to be like a film, with every single part connected to the other, with shifting moods and settings, but a thread holding all the tracks together. I listen to a lot of film scores, and in many the music is able to move freely without the typical structures that we find in commercial music."
Arguably 'Ceremony's most significant ingredient is the church organ of Gothenburg's vast Annedalkyrkan, whose pipes are featured on the album's striking cover. Employed on nine of the album's thirteen tracks, it also provided von Hausswolff with the excuse to record for five days in the century old building, its cavernous space adding to the record's formidable magnitude. (Work was completed at weekends over several months in producer Filip Leyman's studios.) She found in the organ's sound a link between her own writing and a developing obsession with "drone metal", allowing her to add layers of thick textures to the songs. But - thanks to its inevitable associations with existence and mortality - the organ also suited the themes that lay at the heart of the record, which she defines as "nature and death, or the division of humanity and nature. From the moment we exit the womb, we start our paths towards materialism and destructive behaviour, and these days I feel that the gap between nature and human is growing bigger. I wanted to grasp my inner nature and be unified with nature again. 'Ceremony' is a celebration of life and everything that it contains, especially death, because in death we will be truly one with nature again."
That's not to say that 'Ceremony' is a bleak record, something highlighted by the extraordinary "Harmonica", which sounds like Dead Can Dance channelling a Vashti Bunyan song with arrangements by Ennio Morricone. "It's a song I wrote just after my grandfather passed away," she recalls. "It's about how culture and traditions can travel from generation down to generation, and in this case from him to me by music. Just before he died, he gave me a harmonica and he told me to practise hard and only write about things that are relevant to me. His deathbed inspired me to make 'Ceremony'."
He'd surely be proud of the bold, single-minded consequences of his legacy. Whether it be the placid but grandiose "Ocean", the hymnal "Mountains Crave", the grim, experimentalist "No Body" or the oddly exhilarating "Funeral For My Future Children", 'Ceremony' is a genuinely thrilling, timeless, inventive and even sometimes - in the purest sense of the word - gothic accomplishment.
"This record isn't really about Anna von Hausswolff as a vocalist or as a person," she concludes. "It's about the music and all that it contains. Singing from the Grave was a raw and emotional record that happened fast. I think of it as an impulse. 'Ceremony' is more of a vision: something unfinished and unresolved, a glimpse of the future."1. Epitaph of Theodor
3. Mountains Grave
5. Red Sun
6. Epitaph of Daniel
7. No Body
8. Liturgy of Light
12. Funeral for my Future Children
13. Sun Rise$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Low in High School (Clear Vinyl)Pressed On Clear Vinyl
LOW IN HIGH SCHOOL will be Morrissey's first studio album since
2014 and his debut for BMG. The album will see BMG partnering
with Morrissey on the new release and on the launch of his new
label, Etienne Records. LOW IN HIGH SCHOOL was recorded at
La Fabrique Studios in France and in Rome at Ennio Morricone's
Forum Studios. The record is produced by Joe Chiccarelli (who
has worked with The Strokes, Beck and The White Stripes to
name a few).
Morrissey's talent for combining political statements and beautiful
melodies is more prevalent than ever on LOW IN HIGH SCHOOL,
capturing the zeitgeist of an ever-changing world.
Rising to prominence as frontman of The Smiths, Morrissey went
on to forge an even more successful career as a solo artist, with
all ten of his solo efforts landing in the Top 10 on the UK album
charts, including 3 entries at the #1 position. Releasing his debut
solo album Viva Hate back in 1988, he has since released a
number of critically acclaimed follow-ups including Kill Uncle and
Your Arsenal, and hugely successful comeback album You Are the
Quarry after a five year hiatus in 2004.1. My Love, I'd Do Anything for You
2. I Wish You Lonely
3. Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up on the Stage
4. Home Is a Question Mark
5. Spent the Day in Bed
6. I Bury the Living
7. In Your Lap
8. The Girl from Tel-Aviv Who Wouldn't Kneel
9. All the Young People Must Fall in Love
10. When You Open Your Legs
11. Who Will Protect Us from the Police?
12. Israel$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Paura (A Collection Of Scary & Thrilling Soundtracks)Limited Edition Of 499 Copies On Transparent Vinyl
For almost 60 years Ennio Morricone has been composing some of the most beautiful film scores of all time. This collection shows the darker experimental side of Ennio with pieces that have accompanied such films as The Cat O' Nine Tails (Dario Argento), The Devil In the Brain, Il Serpente, Drammi Gotici, The Infernal and many more. Frightening orchestrations, dark jazz tapestries and unsettling piano movements are brought to life. With this release Rustblade attempts to shine a light on the compositional magic of an undisputed musical genius with a collection of songs appearing for the first time ever on vinyl. A must have! Limited Transparent vinyl 499 copies.1. Copkiller
2. In pieno petto
3. Il trio infernale
4. Oltre il silenzio
8. Passeggiata notturna
9. Assassinio sul lago
10. Barbablù (caccia)
11. Qui ci scappa Il morto
12. The bum (Il barbone)
13. Diario di un pazzo$26.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
La Resa Dei Conti (Discontinued)Ennio Morricone delivered more of the same dramatic conflict on his score for the 1968 Western 'La Resa Dei Conti', this time mixing in a bit of atmospheric formlessness among his more romantic and orchestral sounds. There's some vampiric-sounding organs as well as one of those ascending, judgement day tunes that's expected of a Western: the strings come into play and the choir gets heavy with the tension.1. Run Man Run
2. La Vedova
3. La Caccia
4. La Corrida
5. Dopo La Condanna
6. Primo Deserto
7. La Condanna
8. La Resa
9. Seconda Caccia
10. Arriva Cucillo
11. Seconda Condanna
12. Secondo Deserto
13. Corri Uomo Corri$38.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Grandmaster (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)First Time On Vinyl
First time ever on vinyl for this beautiful, moving soundtrack. Featuring compositions by Shigeru Umebayashi, Nathaniel Mechaly and repurposed music by the famed Ennio Morricone.Shigeru Umebayashi & Nathaniel Mechaly - Main Theme I - Opening
Shigeru Umebayashi - Main Theme II - Dreaming of the 64 Hands
Shigeru Umebayashi - Love Theme I
Shigeru Umebayashi - Love Theme II
Traditional - Beijing Opera - Si Lang Tan Mu
Shigeru Umebayashi - The Gold Pavilion
Shigeru Umebayashi & Nathaniel Mechaly - Manchuria Express
Vichaya Vatanasapt, Traithep Wongpaiboon & Nathaniel Mechaly - Action 150
Shigeru Umebayashi - Sorekara Epilogue I - Kokuhaku
Shigeru Umebayashi - Moyou (from the film Sorekara)
Shigeru Umebayashi & Nathaniel Mechaly - Opium
Vinenzo Bellini - Casta Diva (from the opera Norma)
Shigeru Umebayashi & Nathaniel Mechaly - Main Theme IV - The Sacrifice
Ennio Morricone - La Donna Romantica
Ennio Morricone - Once Upon a Time in America: Deborah's Theme
Nathaniel Mechaly & Shigeru Umebayashi - Manchurian Bolero$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-SEC-7716xBodies Of Water
A Certain FeelingTheir second full-length, and first release for Secretly Canadian, features instantly familiar melodies, rich harmonic color, expansively deft arrangements, and compositions that ebb, flow, and double back on themselves in cathartic synchronicity. It comes out feeling like the anthemic prog/gospel/psychedelic/kraut-tribal movie score that Ennio Morricone and Phil Spector never got around to collaborating on.1.Gold, Tan, Peach, and Grey
2.Under the Pines
5.Keep Me On
6.Darling, Be Here
7.Even In a Cave
8.If I Were a Bell
9.Mud Gapes Open, The$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black LightUS only vinyl pressing of their 1998 album of noir-infused dramatic power! Fans of Calexico have already come to expect the unexpected from Tucson, Arizona residents Joey Burns and John Convertino. Calexico?s influences have traditionally come from sources as diverse as Portuguese Fado, 50?s jazz, Gypsy or Romany music and its offshoots, 60?s surf and twang - from Link Wray to Duane Eddy - to the spaghetti western epics of Ennio Morricone. Recorded at Wavelab Studio, Tucson AZ by Craig Schumacher and Nick Luca. For fans of Roots, Folk, Blues and Country.Gypsy's Curse
The Ride (Part II)
Where the Water Flows
The Black Light
Minas De Cobre (For Better Metal)
Over Your Shoulder
Old Man Waltz
Frontera$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Inglorious Basterds SoundtrackAcademy Award-winning director Quentin Tarantino's World War II epic, Inglourious Basterds, starring Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Melanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, and Eli Roth. This time Tarantino is not only using quirky artists and songs, but a pre-released score from Ennio Morricone, Dimitri Tiomkin, Charles Bernstein and more.
During World War II a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as 'The Basterds' are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.1. The Green Leaves of Summer - Nick Perito
2. The Verdict - Ennio Morricone
3. L'incontro con la figlia
4. White Lightning - Charles Bernstein
5. Il mercenario
6. Slaughter - Billy Preston
7. November 1, 1954
8. The Surrender - Ennio Morricone
9. One Silver Dollar - Film Studio Orchestra
10. Bath Attack
11. Davon Geht Die - Zarah Leander
12. The Man With The Big Sombrero - Samantha Shelton
13. Ich Wollt Ich - Lilian Harvey
14. Cat People (Putting Out the Fire) - David Bowie
15. Mystic and Severe
16. The Devil's Rumble
17. What I'd Say
18. Un Amico - Ennio Morricone
19. Tiger Tank - Lalo Schifrin
20. Eastern Condors - Ennio Morricone$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I Piaceri ProibitiImport
This is the soundtrack to the documentary I Piaceri Proibiti by Piero Umiliani. Umiliani was born in Florence, Tuscany. Like many of his Italian colleagues at that time, he composed the scores for many exploitation films in the 1960s and 1970s, covering genres such as spaghetti western, Eurospy, and Giallo.
Although not as widely regarded as, for example, Ennio Morricone or Riz Ortolani, he helped form the style of the typical European 1960s and 1970s jazz influenced film soundtrack, that later experienced a revival in films such as Kill Bill and Crepuscolo Sul Mare in Ocean's Twelve.1. Storie Proibite
2. Paparazzo's Jump
3. Paparazzo's Cha Cha Cha
4. Baby Don't Kiss Me
5. Notte In Algeria
6. Notte Di Nozze
7. Night Twist
9. Carlo E Sofia
10. Gospel's Song
11. Chitarra Spagnola
13. One O'Clock Rock$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Measure In MixtureClear Vinyl With White Hazel Effect
It's been an honor for Grimace Federation to continue to shift sound for nearly a decade and a half, finding themselves working alongside renowned artists, such as Aesop Rock and Circa Survive, and landing opening slots with longtime musical inspirations Tortoise and Battles. The band is currently set to drop its new EP The Measure In Mixture, via lauded hip-hop label Rhymesayers. Combining spastic krautrock beats with the grandeur of an Ennio Morricone soundtrack on a Boards of Canada sonic landscape, the album features two new tracks along with superbly badass, bass-heavy remixes from Aesop Rock. It's a must-have for crate-diggers all over the world.$18.99Clear Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SaltFor an LP likely to be placed in the R&B aisle, Shy Girls' debut album Salt is noticeably impressionistic. At times it bears the painterly, frank essence of a Blue/Court and Spark Joni Mitchell. At others, it strides toward the progressive and cinematic. There is a striking viscerality in the crashing percussion and detuned piano of "I Am Only A Man" and in the hypnotic woodwind outro of "What If I Can." The mournful guitar dressing "Watercolor Dreams" seems to nod to Ennio Morricone -- like a future-Western ballad. And even in the stark songs that bookend the album, Vidmar delivers swelling sentiment fit for the screen.1. Intro
2. You Like the Pain Too
3. Watercolor Dreams
4. Trivial Motion
5. Why I Love
6. Say You Will
7. What If I Can
8. Time (Hell Won't Wait for Us)
9. I Am Only a Man
10. Collecting$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
My Love, I'd Do Anything for You / Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (Live)Pressed On Clear Vinyl
My Love, I'd Do Anything for You / Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (Live) is the third 7 release from Morrissey's album 'Low In High School'. Low in High School is Morrissey's first studio album since 2014 and was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in France and in Rome at Ennio Morricone's Forum Studios. The record is produced by Joe Chiccarelli (who has worked with Frank Zappa, The Strokes, Beck and The White Stripes to name a few). Morrissey's talent for combining political statements and beautiful melodies is more prevalent than ever on Low in High-School, capturing the zeitgeist of an ever-changing world.1. My Love, I'd Do Anything for You
2. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (Live)$9.99Colored 7 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now
The SilenceLimited To 500 Copies
I Speak Machine are filmmaker Maf Lewis plus vocalist and synth-nerd Tara Busch. Together they make brooding soundtracks and sci-fi horror films, creating audio and visual in unison and giving both elements equal prominence. Their approach is inspired by Spaghetti Western cinema duo Ennio Morricone and Sergio Leone, who used to play with score ideas for scenes while scripts were being written. I Speak Machine's debut offering is The Silence, an eerie and synth heavy journey to accompany their short film of the same name. Early supporters of I Speak Machine include new wave pioneer John Foxx (Ultravox) and soundtrack composer Clint Mansell (Requiem For A Dream, The Wrestler, Black Swan). I Speak Machine and illustrator Tommy Lee Edwards are currently working together on further developments to The Silence project.1. Run
2. The Silence
3. Hell is Other People
4. Heart is Not a Home
6. Experiment 2
7. Just One Day
10. Dead Man, Come Home
11. Be Careful What You Wish For
12. Crawl Home$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Oedipus SchomedipusBarry Adamson's work as a bassist for Magazine and
Nick Cave's Bad Seeds gave little indication of the
complex, cinematic works he has composed as a solo
After leaving the Bad Seeds in 1987, Adamson
decided to follow the path of film composers like John
Barry, Ennio Morricone, and Bernard Herrmann,
whose work had intrigued him since childhood.
After some releases with more of a beat-heavy pop
feel, Adamson moved back into the land of noirish
soundtrack with the release of 1996's Oedipus
Nick Cave adds a guest vocal to (and co-writes) "The
Sweetest Embrace"; Pulp's Jarvis Cocker can be
heard on the co-written "Set the Controls for the Heart
of the Pelvis". Adamson's skill in layering and devising
unusual sound textures still qualifies him as one of
experimental rock's more imaginative composers and
producers. With this reissue, Oedipus Schmoedipus is
being released on vinyl for the first time.1. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Pelvis
2. Something Wicked This Way Comes
3. The Vibes Ain't Nothin' But the Vibes
4. It's Business as Usual
6. Dirty Barry
7. In a Moment of Clarity
8. Achieved in the Valley of Dolls
9. Vermillion Kisses
10. The Big Bamboozle
11. State of Contraction
12. The Sweetest Embrace
13. Set the Controls Again$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Ghost TropicThe sound movement on GHOST TROPIC will seem sudden to some; without warning. To others, it'll seem a very logical step in a very foreign direction. On its fifth proper full-length, Songs: Ohia has stepped outside the box and has delivered its most subtle record of fantastic depth to date. Indeed this is the most cohesive and album-like Songs: Ohia has ever been. The eight songs on the record sprawl out into one another, telling one long sonic tale, allowing very little room for chapter breaks or piss stops. In this regard, Lou Reed's moody classic BERLIN comes to mind as a worthy fore-bearer. But it's the strange ethnic flavor in which GHOST TROPIC is steeped that makes it stand apart from its predecessors, albums which were all received as crossing guards for the Great American lost highway. Surely this album will leave those expecting such fare scratching their heads. Blending the electro-acoustic minimalism of the David Bowie and Brian Eno Trilogy with the percussive worldliness of Tom Waits' SWORDFISHTROMBONES, the group seems to hop the globe from a British Isles folk rock influence to an Ennio Morricone-like Spaghetti Western feel to the faintest echoes of the Chinese Classical ringing like a death murmur in the distance. And the songs, they build in a slow, unconscious manner, pulsing with an intensity, but never betraying their most simple core with too much instrumentation or calculated progression. Yea! GHOST TROPIC is the first album which reveals Songs: Ohia's own Tropicalia Blues in full bloom.Lightning Risked It All
Body Burned Away
No Limits on the Words
Not Just a Ghost's Heart
Incantation$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Caliph's Tea PartyFor The Caliph's Tea Party, Gonjasufi assembled a collection of artists in his musical world and invited them to exchange ideas. In this spirit, the symbolic and musical centerpiece of the album, as well as its namesake, is the result of the mutual admiration formed between Gonjasufi and Broadcast and The Focus Group. A bewitching, drastic re-working of DedNd it takes the form of a suite of layered compositions and radiophonic transmissions.
Elsewhere, reinterpretations from new talents shine while established artists continue to surprise. Mark Pritchard (Harmonic313, Africa Hitech) channels Ennio Morricone with epic orchestral dystopia on his remix of Ancestors while retaining the inherent gravity of Flying Lotus' original production. Young guns Shlomo and Jeremiah Jae eschew their labeling as beatmakers and tap into a fractured emotional core within Change and Holidays, respectively, giving them new leases on life as subtly mechanized melancholia. Bibio smooths out the rough edges of Candylane for a remix indebted to the 1980's R&B leftfield, while Brooklyn's Bear In Heaven and Oneohtrix Point Never deal in heavy motorik meditations and ethereal musique concrete.1. Ancestors ((Dreamtime) Mark Pritchard Rmx)
2. Candylane (Bibio Remix)
3. Ageing (Dam Mantle Remix)
4. The Caliph's Tea Party (Broadcast & The Focus Group
5. Kobwebz (Jeremiah Jae Remix)
6. Love Of Reign (Bear In Heaven Remix)
7. She's Gone (Oneohtrix Point Never Remix)
8. Holidays (MRR Remix)
9. Change (Shlohmo Remix)
10. My Only Friend (Hezus Remix)
11. DedNd (agdm Remix)
12. SuzieQ (Dem Hunger Bowel Blood Remix)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-CAR-5912xToro y Moi
Underneath The Pine
Columbia, South Carolina's Chaz Bundick (aka Toro Y Moi) rose to the fore of the music blogosphere in the summer of 2009 when he and a few peers made their hazy bedroom recordings the most talked-about sound of the season. Critics across the board took notice of the range of his compositions, and his debut album, Causers of This, showcased his ability to make elements of Brian Wilson's pop, 80s R&B, and Stone's Throw hip hop coalesce into a distinct sound that's as suitable for a dancefloor as it is a pair of headphones.
When Chaz first signed to Carpark Records, the plan was to release two records in 2010, one electronic and one with live instrumentation and although it didn't quite fit into the same calendar year as his debut, Underneath the Pine is that latter offering. This release sees him following
the same creative urges to completely different ends. Having spent the year listening to film composers like Ennio Morricone and François de Roubaix, Bundick returned to his home in Columbia, the birthplace of many Toro tracks of yore, to bring his new ideas to fruition.
The result of these sessions is an album evocative of R. Stevie Moore's homespun ruminations, David Axelrod's sonic scope, Steve Reich-ian piano phrasing, and the pervasive funk of his first record. Underneath the Pine announces a new phase for an artist whose talent defies classification.1. Intro/Chi Chi
2. New Beat
3. Go with You
5. Before Iâm Done
6. Got Blinded
7. How I Know
8. Light Black
9. Still Sound
10. Good Hold
11. Elise$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SaudadeThievery Corporation, one of the most influential and respected names on the electronic/dance music scene, are pleased to announce their seventh studio album, Saudade, their first record devoted entirely to the Brazilian-born genre that first connected the duo.
Saudade borrows its title from a Portuguese word meaning "a longing for something or someone that is lost, a contented melancholy, or, simply, the presence of absence." Drawing influence from classic Brazilian performers like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gal Costa, and Luis Bonfá-along with Serge Gainsbourg, Ennio Morricone, and more modern artists like electro-samba pioneer Isabelle Antena-Saudade achieves its delicate yet deeply sensuous sound with the help of more than a dozen guest musicians. With each track sung by one of five female vocalists (including longtime Thievery cohort LouLou Ghelichkhani, newcomer Elin Melgarejo, Nouvelle Vague singer Karina Zeviani, Argentine chanteuse Natalia Clavier, and former Bitter:Sweet singer/songwriter Shana Halligan), the endlessly mesmerizing album also features such guests as U.N.K.L.E. drummer Michael Lowery, Argentine singer/songwriter Federico Aubele, and master Brazilian percussionist Roberto Santos.
"We always try to progress into something different and stretch our musical chops, and taking a whole album to dive into this one sound seemed like a really great way to do that," says Eric Hilton. Adds Rob Garza: "It's a bit of a departure for us, but at the same time these are our roots, this is what brought us together. It's us coming full circle from electronic music back to something organic before we move on to our next chapter."1. Decollage (feat Lou Lou Gleichkhani)
2. Meu Nego (feat Karina Zeviani)
3. Quem Me Leva (feat Elin Melgarejo)
4. Firelight (feat Lou Lou Ghelichkhani)
5. Sola In Citta (feat Elin Melgarejo)
6. No More Disguise (feat Lou Lou Ghelichkhani)
8. Claridad (feat Natalia Clavier)
9. Nos Dois (feat Karina Zeviani)
10. Para Sempre (feat Elin Melgarejo)
11. Le Coeur (feat Lou Lou Ghelichkhani)
12. Bateau Rouge (feat Lou Lou Ghelichkhani)
13. Depth Of My Soul (feat Shana Halligan)$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Master guitarist, Yonatan Gat (Monotonix) is back with 11 new punk inspired, improvisational, psychedelic mind melters. Recorded live by Chris Woodhouse (Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees) in less than 3 days during a US tour, the band went into the studio with just a few songs and ideas. The goal was to capture the riotous and intricate improvisations of the band's live show. Inspired by soundtrack virtuosos like Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota, Director is edited as a cinematic circular journey around the world, East to West and North to South. This journey is interconnected by field recordings that Gat has taken during his travels, giving it a feeling of space and time. The result is a genre-bending opus that finds the band seamlessly exploring different styles of music from Brazilian psych and Afrobeat to free jazz, surf and 20th century avant-garde, sometimes in the span of just one song. Gat's wildly inventive, reverb-drenched guitar offensive takes simultaneous lead and rhythm duties, backed by Gal Lazer's hard-hitting African-inspired grooves, and Sergio Sayeg's (of Brazilian garage rockers Garotas Suecas) pumping bass.1. East to West
2. Casino CafÉ
4. Gold Rush
5. Theme From A Dark Partie
6. North to South
9. Underwater Prelude
11. Tanto Que Nem Tem$18.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Contagion SoundtrackPressed On Limited Gold And Red "Biohazard" Starburst Vinyl
Limited To 1200 Copies
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Cliff Martinez's long-standing collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh ranks right up there with some of the other great composer-director teams in film history, like Bernard Herrmann-Alfred Hitchcock and Ennio Morricone-Sergio Leone, and his 2011 score for the disaster blockbuster Contagion is among his best work. Oddly, it owes some of its uniqueness to the fact that Soderbergh radically recut the film three different times, causing Martinez to adjust the score on the fly, first starting with a more conventional score indebted to thrillers like Marathon Man and The French Connection, then moving in a more dream-like, Tangerine Dream direction, before settling on a sound that incorporated orchestral and electronic timbres into highly propulsive and rhythmic framework. It's like the most chilling "chill-out" electronica you've ever heard, simultaneously hypnotic and horrifying and for its first-ever vinyl release, we at Real Gone Music have fashioned a gatefold album cover featuring film production stills housing a limited gold and red "biohazard" starburst vinyl edition limited to 1200 copies. Between the look of the package and the disquieting music, this one's guaranteed to get you to sign up for a flu shot.1. They're Calling My Flight
2. Chrysanthemum Complex
4. Move Away from the Table
5. The Birds Are Doing That
6. Get Off the Bus
7. 100 Doses
8. Affected Cities
9. Bad Day to Be a Rhesus Monkey
10. I'm Sick
11. Get Us to the Front of the Line
12. Don't Tell Anyone
14. It's Mutated
15. Merry Christmas
16. They Didn't Touch Me
17. There's Nothing in There
19. Bat & Pig
20. Contagion$28.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Feast Of The Hunters' MoonSugar Hill Records is proud to announce the upcoming release of Feast of the Hunters' Moon, the debut album from Portland, Oregon-based Black Prairie. Featuring three-fifths of The Decemberists and two of the city's finest folk stylists, the heavily acoustic debut was produced by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie) and embodies the rich sonic landscape of the Portland music scene while integrating the diverse backgrounds of its members. As described by dobroist Chris Funk, the band's sound bridges the music of Clarence White and Ennio Morricone in a way that defies genre characterization.
Decemberists guitarist Funk and bassist Nate Query hatched the plan to start a primarily instrumental string band while on the road. Funk began to spend time playing the square-necked Dobro guitar, and the pair recruited fellow Decemberist Jenny Conlee to play accordion. Portland musicians Annalisa Tornfelt and Jon Neufeld then filled out the ranks on violin and guitar, respectively.
Black Prairie's songs consist mostly of instrumentals; their arrangements draw from bluegrass and old-time string band traditions, while Conlee's accordion and Tornfelt's violin instill klezmer and gypsy elements to the band's unique and vibrant sound. The quintet sometimes takes an almost-classical approach to composition, with songs containing multiple movements that ebb and flow in a way that differs greatly from traditional pop or bluegrass structure. The band decided it would be a shame not to make use of Tornfelt's vocal ability, so she sings on a handful of tracks as well. The thirteen album tracks include mostly original compositions by the five band members, with a smattering of traditional material intertwined throughout.1. Across the Black Prairie
2. Red Rocking Chair
3. Back Alley
4. Ostinato Del Caminito
5. A Prairie Musette
6. Crooked Little Heart
7. Annie McGuire
8. Atrocity at Celilo Falls
9. Tango Oscuro
10. Single Mistake
11. Full Moon in June
12. Home Made Lemonade
13. The Blackest Crow$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now