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  • Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights (Awaiting Repress) Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights (Awaiting Repress)

    It was a musical cocktail born in a marketing meeting: Two parts easy listening, one part jazz, a healthy dollop of conga drums, a sprinkling of bird calls, and a pinch of textless choir. Serve garnished with an alluring female on the album jacket for best results. Exotica! The soundtrack for a mythical air conditioned Eden, packaged for mid-century, tiki torch-wielding armchair safariers. Be it mosquito-bitten torch singers, landlocked surf quartets, fad-chasing jazz combos, mad genius band leaders, D-list actors, or a middle-aged loner programming bird calls into a Hammond, Exotica was always more concerned with what geography might sound like over who was conducting. Captured across three albums are 48 curious examples of the short-lived genre's reach, each summoning their own sonic visions of Shangri La, bringing their versions of the Pacific, Africa, and the Orient to the hinterlands of America. Technicolor Paradise is where one makes it, after all.
    LP 1
    1. Blue Oasis - By Chuck Big Guitar Ernest with the Satellite Band
    2. Marooned - By The Sound Breakers
    3. Driftwood - By The Wailers
    4. The Moon of Manakoora - By Lenny & the Thundertones
    5. Midnight In Montevideo - By Biscaynes with Co-Encidentals
    6. Chant of the Jungle - By Red Harrison & His Zodiacs
    7. Jungle Guitar - By The Palatons
    8. Live with the Moon - By Chayns
    9. Cobra (feat. James Mills) - By Bailey's Nervous Kats
    10. Sound of Mecca - By The Blazers
    11. Slave Girl - By The Gems
    12. The Arabian Knight - By Jerry & the Catalinas
    13. Night Walker - By The Jaguars
    14. Blue Castaway - By The Shelltones
    15. Atlantis - By The Blue Bells
    16. Paradise Isle - By Bill & Jean Bradway


    LP 2
    1. Enchantment - By The Melody Mates
    2. Nature Boy (feat. The Voice of Love) - By Don Reed
    3. Tumba - By The Baton of Andre Brummer
    4. Silent Island - By Darla Hood
    5. Lotus Land - By Martha Raye with Phil Moore Orchestra
    6. Nightengale of Paradise - By Baha'i Victory Chorus
    7. Isle of Love - By Carmen
    8. Forever Walks a Drifte - By The Monzas
    9. Voodoo Drums - By Akim
    10. Voodoo Kiss - By Don Sargent & his Buddies
    11. Captured - By Joan Joyce Trio
    12. Tobago - By Pony Sherrell
    13. Enchantress - By Jerry Warren & the Valids
    14. Polynesian Paradise - By The Centuries
    15. My House of Grass - By The Potted Palm
    16. Enchantment - By The Castiles


    LP 3
    1. Quiet Village - By Five Glow Tones
    2. Silent Island - By Modesto Duran & Orchestra
    3. Tam-bu Theme - By Ross Anderson Chorus & Orchestra
    4. Caravan - By Bobby Christian
    5. Arabian Rhythm - By Bruce Norman Quintet
    6. Hari's Harem - By The Slaves
    7. Similou - By Arnie Derksen & ChisÉ
    8. Caribbean Cruise (feat. Nicky Roberts) - By Three Bars
    9. Chant of the Moon - By Robert Drasnin
    10. Moon Mist - By Blue Jeans
    11. The Enchanting Melody - By Artie Barsamian
    12. Jazz in Port Said - By Eddie Kochak & Hakki Obidia
    13. Tanganyika - By Gene Sikora & the Irrationals
    14. Dark Continent - By Bobby Paris
    15. Locura (Madness) - By Chico Jose
    16. Lost Island - By Clyde Derby

    Various Artists
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  • Rasa: Exotica Rasa: Exotica Quick View

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    Rasa: Exotica

    1. Brazilou by Harry Project Morse

    2. Tourment D´Amour by Africanism
    3. Ya Rayah by Dahmane El Harrachi

    4. Latino Love by D´Genre
    5. Jivan Mein Jana Jana by Kulisch & Vana
    6. Love and Happiness by River Ocean

    7. Flying Carpet by Carlos Campos

    8. Sunshine by DJ Chus
    9. The Mambo Craze by De-Phazz

    10. Fever by Stereo MC´s
    11. Nothing Is Real by Radar

    12. Kaybettik Biz by Candan Ercetin
    13. Within or Without You by Lotus
    14. Kava by Nomad
    Various Artists
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  • Hatari! - Music from the Paramount Motion Picture Hatari! - Music from the Paramount Motion Picture Quick View

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    Hatari! - Music from the Paramount Motion Picture

    200-gram 33 1/3 LP, mastered at Sterling Sound by Ryan Smith from the Analog Tapes


    Plated and Pressed by Quality Record Pressings


    Deluxe tip-on Jacket by Stoughton Printing


    Featuring Baby Elephant Walk


    Featured on Harry Pearson's Famous Recommended List of fine audio recordings


    Coming off a double Oscar win for his Breakfast at Tiffany's score, Henry Mancini produced this score for the Howard Hawks-directed, John Wayne-starring safari comedy Hatari!.


    This is at first a fun blend of jazz and Afro-exotica, jungle drums mixed with a classic bop combo. Elsewhere, however, the soundtrack opts for some pleasant, but very Western jazz, only stopping for the African instrument-sampler 'The Sounds of Hatari,' which features some nice treated piano. The filmmakers were probably hoping that the Mercer and Carmichael song 'Just for Tonight' would be as much a success as Tiffany's 'Moon River,' but if Hatari! is memorable for anything, it's for the incredibly goofy 'Baby Elephant Walk,' which has gone on to be infamous musical shorthand for kookiness of any stripe. - AllMusic.com.


    Now Music from the Paramount Picture score Hatari! is back bigger and better than ever! We've gone the deluxe Analogue Productions route - remastered from the original analog tape by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, cut at 33 1/3 RPM, plated and pressed as a 200-gram LP at Quality Record Pressings. Then packaged in a deluxe tip-on jacket from Stoughton Printing. A great title, a brilliant reissue. Exceptional!


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Theme from Hatari!
    2. Baby Elephant Walk
    3. Just For Tonight
    4. Your Father's Feathers
    5. Night Side
    6. Big Band Bwana
    7. The Sounds Of Hatari
    8. The Soft Touch
    9. Crocodile, Go Home!
    Henry Mancini
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  • Let's Dance Raw (Awaiting Repress) Let's Dance Raw (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Let's Dance Raw (Awaiting Repress)


    Japanese Singer-Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist's
    Follow-up To 2012's How To Live With A Phantom


    Japanese singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shintaro
    Sakamoto returns with a new full-length, Let's Dance Raw, which
    Other Music Recording Co. (distributed by Fat Possum) releases on
    September 16. The album is the follow-up to Sakamoto's solo debut,
    the otherworldly folk-pop masterpiece How to Live with a Phantom
    (2012, Other Music).


    While How to Live with a Phantom was the first many around the
    globe knew of Sakamoto, he has long been an icon in his homeland,
    having long fronted the psychedelic phenomenon Yura Yura Teikoku,
    a Tokyo-based band that emerged from Koenji's legendary UFO
    Club scene and, across their 20-year trajectory, achieved mainstream
    success throughout the country. Following the group's break-up in
    2010, Sakamoto began working on How to Live with a Phantom, a bold
    stylistic departure that eschewed Yura Yura Teikokou's psychedelic
    freak-outs for a much quieter and harder-to-define sound.


    From first glimpse of the cover of Let's Dance Raw, it's clear that
    once again, we are entering uncharted territory. The record's sleeve,
    painted by Sakamoto, features the artist sitting upon a black throne,
    a steel guitar resting on his knee like a child being protected from
    the ominous mushroom cloud of smoke billowing behind him.
    A grinning skull has replaced Sakamoto's face. This dichotomy of
    bright, innocent beauty and subtle perversity is the essence of Let's
    Dance Raw, with Sakamoto moving even further from the tough
    underground power-trio psychedelic rock of his former band.


    He hinted at the new sound throughout his solo debut, and here
    the music is blown wide open, with the steel guitar as the unifying
    force throughout. Sakamoto purchased and learned how to play the
    instrument just prior to writing and recording Let's Dance Raw, and
    it enriches the post-apocalyptic exotica on these ten songs, fusing
    together the bright and breezy shimmer of Hawaiian slack-key hula
    melodies, the dusty shuffle of southwestern desert blues, and the
    space-age bachelor-pad music of postwar suburban dreamers. The
    result is an album that revisits the soundtracks of musical escapism
    made popular in postwar American and Japanese cultures-and
    deftly updates them.


    It's all anchored by deep, jazzy grooves straight out of a 1970s
    AM radio broadcast, and peppered with flourishes of Brazilian and
    Latin percussion throughout. Atop the music, Sakamoto sings of the
    human race's downfall, the weight of the lyrics made contrastingly
    perverse via duets with robotic vocoder voices and helium-voiced
    cartoon chipmunks cooing in an unsettling fashion alongside him.
    While Sakamoto once again handles the bulk of the instrumental
    duties, faithful drummer and percussionist Yuta Suganuma also
    returns for this set, as well as bassist AYA, on loan from fellow Japanese
    psychedelic explorers OOIOO.

    1. Future Lullaby
    2. Birth Of The Super cult
    3. Extremely Bad Man
    4. Let's Dance Raw
    5. Like An Obligation
    6. Gently Disappear
    7. You Can Be A Robot, Too
    8. Why Can't I Stop?
    9. Never Liked You, But Still Nostalgic
    10. This World Should Be More Wonderful
    Shintaro Sakamoto
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    Hot Rod Dance Party

    Limited Edition


    As one of the busiest and most versatile session guitarists of the 60s, Jerry Cole recorded with a litany of legends, including Phil Spector, the Beach Boys and the Byrds. But to those in the know, hes renowned for his own incredible surf and hot rod instrumentals, which he delivered on a series of vintage albums with his band the Spacemen. Coles modernistic recordings, however, sound completely different from other surf-and-drag releases of the period, with expansive arrangements that often featured elements of jazz and exotica, the better to showcase the guitarists inventive, assertive playing.


    One of Coles best-loved LPs is this amazing 1964 release, which includes contributions from many of the same L.A.-based musicians who played alongside Cole in the now-legendary session ensemble known as the Wrecking Crew. Coles powerful guitar work powers such turbo-charged numbers as Night Rumble, Border Run, Stinger and Hot Rod Queen, which live up to the albums title and then some!


    Sundazed has lovingly remastered this masterful guitar extravaganza from the original analog tapes, carefully reproduced its complete original cover art and pressed it on high-quality 180 gram vinylall the better to keep this party humming!

    1. Night Rumble
    2. Border Run
    3. Mr. Wobble Wheels
    4. Hot Rod Queen
    5. Stinger
    6. Roadster Run
    7. Boss Dance
    8. T. Roadster Rock
    9. Dancing Mags
    10. Driving Little?Deuce
    11. Night Drag
    Jerry Cole & His Spacemen
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    Buzzz

    Brought together by their shared fascination of experimental music and noise, the San-Francisco-based loung-collage duo Tipsy is made up of Tim Digulla and David Gardner. In 1997 they released the retro-lounge themed Trip Tease which mixed up exotica and electronics with real instruments in a slickly surreal way. By lucky coindidence, it was released at the height of the breif lounge fad and turned out to be a surprise pop success, showing up in the background everywhere; obscure indie movie soundtracks, international soda and beer commercials and TV. Tipsy has finally assembled a much anticipated new album, Buzzz, more rhythmically oriented, less loop-heavy than before. Featuring quirky Japanese singer Coppe, Tipsy continues to push their pop wierdness even further here and with great results.
    1. Midnight Party
    2. A Night On The Town
    3. Lipstick Tree
    4. Sweet Spot
    5. Swingin' Spaceman
    6. Chocolate Moon
    7. Chop Socky
    8. Electric Blue Eyelashes
    9. Kitty's Daydream
    10. Kadonka
    11. Big Business
    12. Good Little Demon
    13. See The Beauty, Tough The Magic
    14. Wet Rainbow
    15. Hot Banana
    16. Up 'Til Dawn
    Tipsy
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    The Call Of The Cosmos

    Lavishing in pop structures but drawing in myriad influences to the wondrous black hole, The Call Of The Cosmos features some shimmering spaciousness but also sleazy exotica-themes, not unlike a Lee Hazelwood production infected with Joe Meek s ghost. Roswell s own songwriting and voice recalls a solar-fried Bobby Gillespie, an artist he no doubt originally influenced with the Spacemen 3. Elsewhere, there s truly psychedelic excursions into outsiderdom which come off like the The Seeds mutating ever larger into lysergic-dipped monsters.
    1. Interplanetary Spaceliner
    2. Give Peace Another Chance
    3. The Girl From Orbit
    4. Asteroid No. B 612
    5. Island Of Ether
    6. Tripmaker
    7. Outskirts Of Infinity
    8. Counter Clock World
    9. Time Is Of The Essence
    Sterling Roswell
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  • 20 Jazz Funk Greats 20 Jazz Funk Greats Quick View

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    20 Jazz Funk Greats

    Pressed On Limited Edition Green Colored Vinyl


    Mute are delighted to announce a limited edition green LP reissue
    of 20 Jazz Funk Greats, the landmark 1979 album from industrial
    music pioneers Throbbing Gristle.


    The impetus for the record apparently came about from Genesis
    P-Orridge's mum's request that the band record something
    "nice". The tame cover photo shows the nattily dressed band -
    white disco jacket, comfy slacks, mini-skirt - stood amid flowers
    on a clifftop. The chosen scene of natural beauty was Beachy
    Head, a notorious suicide spot.


    20 Jazz Funk Greats' cheerful breaching of lounge jazz and
    disco contains some of the band's prettiest moments on songs
    like the breathy "Hot on the Heels of Love". Similarly "Tanith"
    and "Exotica" are gentle interludes in which TG's usual jagged
    punctuations are kept to a minimum. You could be fooled into
    thinking this was indeed easy-listening industrial.


    Pitchfork wrote that "20 Jazz Funk Greats finds the band waking
    up from D.O.A's dark night of the soul and feeling curiously
    frisky. Snacking on not only the titular funk and jazz, the band
    also takes touristic zig zags through exotica, rock and disco",
    ultimately describing it as a "kitsch detour toward mutant disco".
    Uncut Magazine wrote that "musically, it turned away from the
    precipice; not exactly jazz and funk, but sublimating TG's noise
    elements within electronic rhythms and proto-exotica." Dusted
    Magazine described the album as "a deliberate attempt to toy
    with the ideas behind marketing strategy and the purpose of
    musical genres."


    Pitchfork ranked 20 Jazz Funk Greats at number 91 in its list of
    the 100 greatest albums of the 1970s. UK magazine Fact named
    it the best album of the 1970s, writing that "This album is a
    rupture. It's an open crack into the unpronounceable dimensions
    into which tumble important streams of 20th century pop, art
    and underground culture, to seethe around each other, mingling,
    festering, sprouting new and unpredictable forms which in turn
    would ooze out to infest vast sections of what comes after."

    1. 20 Jazz Funk Greats
    2. Beachy Head
    3. Still Walking
    4. Tanith
    5. Convincing People
    6. Exotica
    7. Hot On The Heels Of Love
    8. Persuasion
    9. Walkabout
    10. What A Day
    11. Six Six Sixties
    Throbbing Gristle
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  • Hatari! Soundtrack Hatari! Soundtrack Quick View

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    Hatari! Soundtrack

    Import

    First Pressing Of 500 Individually Numbered Copies On Yellow Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    PVC Protective Sleeve


    Music Composed By Henry Mancini (The Pink Panther, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Peter Gunn, Charade)


    If the recognition of one's peers is the true measure of success, then few men are as successful as composer, arranger, and conductor Henry Mancini. In a career that spanned 40 years, writing for film and television, Mancini won four Oscars and twenty Grammys, the all-time record for a pop artist. Plus he received a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995.


    Mancini's best-known works include the jazz-idiom theme to The Pink Panther film series (The Pink Panther Theme), his Moon River to Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the theme to the Peter Gunn television series. The Peter Gunn Theme won the first Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Mancini also had a long collaboration on film scores with the film director Blake Edwards.


    Henry Mancini produced the score for the Howard Hawks-directed, John Wayne-starring safari comedy Hatari! which included the well-known Baby Elephant Walk. This is at first a fun blend of jazz and Afro-exotica, jungle drums mixed with a classic bop combo. Elsewhere, however, the soundtrack opts for some pleasant, but very Western jazz, only stopping for the African instrument-sampler The Sounds of Hatari, which features some nice treated piano.


    The American Film Institute nominated the score from Hatari! as one of the greatest film scores of all time.

    1. Theme From "Hatari!"
    2. Baby Elephant Walk
    3. Just For Tonight

    4. Your Father's Feathers
    5. Night Side
    6. Big Band Bwana

    7. The Sounds Of Hatari

    8. The Soft Touch

    9. Crocodile, Go Home!
    Henry Mancini
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  • Moody Coup Moody Coup Quick View

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    Moody Coup

    Co La is the primary project of musician and producer Matt Papich, whose
    explorations of sample-based electronic music have culminated in Moody
    Coup.


    The emotional palette of Moody Coup, Papich's second album and rst for
    Software Recording Co., is more complex than its exuberant predecessor
    Daydream Repeater (NNA Tapes 2011). Where that record's relentlessly
    bucolic tone drew from the saccharine core of reggae, exotica, and 60s girl
    groups, the bedrock of Moody Coup is elusive and abstract.
    The various genre coinages that have been tagged to Co La's music before
    - new exotica, Avant-luxury, furniture music, etc. - fail to accommodate the
    brainier obsessions behind Moody Coup's genesis. A new brand of alchemy
    occurs in the album, where cryptic sources are enhanced and embellished
    to a point of transcendence. This departure is the brilliant process o of Co
    La's unpredictable electronic music.


    Highlights of Moody Coup include Remarkable Features, which
    consolidates the prior seismic scope of Daydream Repeater into a dance
    oor standout. Deaf Christian transforms a Neil Sedaka doo-wopper into
    a mesmerizingly dark House cut, complete with synth chasms and haunting
    voice chants (supplied here and throughout the record by Angel
    Deradoorian). The meticulously crafted Suspicious ventures into more
    calming pastures -- an extra dimensional, dubbed-out take on the Psychic
    TV gem by the same name.


    At the outset of Moody Coup, Sukiyaki (To Die For) melodically alludes
    to the Kyu Sakamoto song Sukiyaki." The original was penned as a
    mournful assessment of post-war Japan's relationship to the US, albeit
    dressed by Sakamoto as a love song. Ironically, Sukiyaki became a hit
    oversees in the US and was later covered by A Taste of Honey. Rather than
    translating the lyrics, A Taste of Honey set new words to the original
    melody. (Stranger still, the word Sukiyaki itself refers to a Japanese hot
    dish.)


    It's important to note that the wide range of reference sources does not
    serve Moody Coup as a supercial demonstration of Papich's eclectic taste.
    Instead, all of the micro pieces function mosaically, creating an impression
    at a macro level that is extremely potent as music as well as concept. Co
    La's intellectual obsessions are rooted in questions about how music is
    dilated by the cultures who created it and the power structures that shape
    those cultures (see Sukiyaki), while his musical obsessions are always
    rooted in the sensual, the beautiful and the immediate.


    Papich describes the working Co La method on Moody Coup as
    "employing the hegemony of delete." He likes to be interrupted, and is
    fond of working in places where domestic concerns are on equal terms with
    studio practice. Much of Moody Coup was made in the kitchen of Papich's
    Baltimore home -- a place where he describes having the "best
    interruptions." Assistant to Papich's production was friend Joe Williams,
    who programmed and performed all synths. Tracks were additionally
    consolidated from eld recordings, samples and composed in Ableton Live
    and mixed in Brooklyn at Gary's Electric Studio, located at the Software HQ.

    1. Sukiyaki To Die For
    2. Melter's Delight
    3. Remarkable Features
    4. Deaf Christian
    5. Un
    6. Suspicious (Sandman Fix)
    7. Baby's Breath
    8. Head in Hole in Space
    9. Sympathy Flinch
    10. Make it Slay (Barbershop Solo)
    Co La
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  • FRKWYS Vol. 11 - Contos De Lisboa FRKWYS Vol. 11 - Contos De Lisboa Quick View

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    FRKWYS Vol. 11 - Contos De Lisboa

    For the the eleventh volume of FRKWYS, an unrestricted series pairing contemporary
    artists with their influential predecessors, gifted guitar squire Steve Gunn meets roving,
    radiating legend Mike Cooper in Lisbon, Portugal.


    Sharing their vision over lengthy living room guitar sessions and evenings of cold wine
    in Fado taverns, Gunn and Cooper created Cantos de Lisboa, an album with variable
    vernacular shades and musical forms from Portugal's antiquity.


    Cantos means "corner" in Portuguese, as well as "chant" or "song" (this latter meaning
    evolved from the Latin antecedent referring to stanzas of verse in poetry). For two artists
    whose roots lie in the country blues and its subverted offshoots, the proverbial "corner"
    is actually home, the undisturbed spot where music can flourish.


    A tranquil interlude for these two travellers to create off-guard improvisations in their
    shared style of deconstructed guitar music, Cantos de Lisboa is a curious detail in the
    periphery of their snapshot of Portugal.


    In his fifty-year-plus career, Cooper's global ventures have transported his music to
    exotic locales parallel to Lisbon. 2004's Rayon Hula musically translated the patterned
    flora of aloha shirts (Cooper's signature garment) as looped samples of famed Hawaiian
    vibraphone player Arthur Lyman for an avant vivified form of exotica.


    Rayon Hula signaled Cooper's vital re-emergence as a dexterous alchemist of slide
    guitar. Cooper's discography is colored with similar instances of casually conceptual,
    improvisatory guitar music, including his 1970 masterpiece Trout Steel (an album Gunn
    recalls in Cantos de Lisboa's liner notes as shaping his own ambitions and music).
    For his part, Gunn's path to Portugal was compelled by his kinship to Cooper and
    his ilk's experimentation with guitar-picked country blues and 70s British folk. Gunn's
    extracurricular immersion in free jazz and psychedelia, no doubt influenced by his
    Philadelphia upbringing and surroundings, ensures his playing never grits or grids and
    always soars to ecstatic heights.


    These musical emblems were gracefully memorialized on Gunn's celebrated Time
    Off (Paradise of Bachelors, 2013) and across a substantial catalog of solo, duo and
    ensemble work that resembles that of a veteran player more than a young guitar
    slinger.


    On Cantos de Lisboa, Gunn and Cooper take emotive cues from Fado, the regional
    music of Portugal, which is in close plaintive spirit to the blues. A melancholy seeps into
    the music, while steering a wide berth from any bummer notes or pastiche. Cooper's
    sparse effects toolkit and stately, gliding cadences are nimbly employed, while Gunn's
    ashen voice and steady strum lend an intensely organic feel to the album's improvisatory
    portraits.


    The latter half of Cantos de Lisboa echoes the "saudade" theme as referenced in
    the blissful opening track, Cooper's howl spiriting the Portuguese word that translates
    roughly into "loss" or "longing." Saudade is said to be the core feature of Fado music. In
    Cantos de Lisboa, Saudade becomes a spirit inhabiting the album's corners, but never
    disrupting the musicians' collaborative evocations.


    In the hands of these two limitless guitarists, Cantos de Lisboa convenes in an abstract,
    almost field recorded take on lap-steel and American Primitive guitar styles. For the
    brief idyll, Gunn and Cooper's collaboration is remarkably rich, marking their passage
    through Portugal not just as a time to revel in an ancient city, but a time for focused
    collaboration and creative consonance.

    1. Saudade Do Santos-o-Velho
    2. Pena Panorama
    3. Song For Charlie
    4. Pony Blues
    5. The Enchanted Moura
    6. Lampedusa 2013
    7. Saramago
    Mike Cooper & Steve Gunn
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    Not Real

    Not Real' is the second album by Stealing Sheep which has been written, recorded and produced by band members Becky Hawley, Emily Lansley and Lucy Mercer at their studio in Liverpool. The band met in 2010 and work together creating music and visual art.


    The unifying theme of the new album 'Not Real' is an interplay of fact and fiction; the edge of dreams and limits of reality. These visions are grounded by bright melodies and insistent beats and unified by vocal harmonies; sometimes metronomic and chant-like, sometimes choral and pop.


    It follows their debut, 'Into the Diamond Sun', released in 2012 by Heavenly Recordings. The first album morphed their individual styles to create a 'medieval-kraut-folk' inspired sound. They were described as an unanticipated 'pagan pop revival' and since its release have toured as guests of Postal Service and Alt-J, opened for St.Vincent in Paris, performed the songs of David Lynch at the Barbican and collaborated with the Radiophonic Workshop on an original soundtrack to the cult 70's science fiction film 'Le Planete Sauvage'.


    For the second album they have concentrated on developing the sonic aesthetic of their new music. "We are more focussed about what we are trying to do. Everything has a reason for being there." They have been experimenting with tuned percussion, programmed beats, trigger samples and worked with effected synths, utilising the guitar and lap steel more sparingly and introducing more processed sounds. They've drawn inspiration from 50's exotica, electronic music and 80's pop and have been greatly influenced by the likes of Grace Jones, Can, Delia Derbyshire, Eden Ahbez, Moon Dog and John Carpenter. Grayson Perry's pop-folk art and the band's self-created mythologies were also a source of inspiration for song writing.


    This is an alternative pop record that has been 'self-manufactured' by the band. Having learned new skills in the studio over the last years, the band (assisted by Sam Crombie and Joe Wills) have self-produced the album. They have used the studio not only as a writing tool but also as an instrument; experimenting with post production and varying instrumentation and layered textures. "We started off in pre-production doing all the demos ourselves" say's Becky "the demos captured an atmosphere that we wanted to carry forward to the album. The result was a hypbrid of casual takes and more considered recordings


    Individual songs on the album have different environments and creatures that go with them, often inspired by the galactic rather than earth-bound imagery. Becky: "I imagine dehumanised worlds, planets with creatures that have evolved in a completely different way


    The visual side is highly important to the band, all of whom have art backgrounds. "We like to be involved in all the aspects of the presentation because it's symbiotic to the music." They collaborate with artists and with 'the costumologists', coming up with ideas like "outfits that texturally reflect rhythms" and "frequency triggered, light-up costumes". The colourful and organic album cover, a collaboration between photographer Charlotte Rutherford and collage artist Louise Mason, shows their confident image for this record: as they tread the lines of surreal pop.


    There is no stopping the imaginations of Stealing Sheep - but like lucid dreams, these are controlled fantasies and skilfully created worlds. Follow them on a hypnagogic journey as they sing: "listen to yourself and look within".

    1. Sequence
    2. Apparition
    3. Not Real
    4. This Time
    5. Greed
    6. Deadlock
    7. Evolve
    8. Sunk
    9. Love
    10. She
    Stealing Sheep
    $22.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    The Dreamers (Out of Stock)

    Continuing in the tradition of his popular album The Gift, Zorn again combines a lifetime of musical passionsworld music, movie soundtracks, jazz, minimalism, exotica, funk, surf rock and moreto create a vibrant and multifaceted album of instrumental fairy tales. Masterfully performed by the all-star players from Electric Masada, The Dreamers is a project of breathtaking variety and will attract listeners of all backgrounds and ages. Bathed in a lush package created by the acclaimed artist and exclusive Tzadik graphic designer Chippy, and accompanied by a sheet of collectable character stickers, The Dreamers is one of Zorns most beautiful and appealing projects. Seductive lyricism, hypnotic grooves, catchy hooks and romantic moods from this genre-bashing master of surprise.
    1. Mow Mow
    2. Uluwati
    3. A Ride on Cottonfair
    4. Anulikwutsayl
    5. Toys
    6. Of Wonder and Certainty (for Lou Reed)
    7. Mystic Circles
    8. Nekashim
    9. Exodus
    10. Forbidden Tears
    11. Raksasa
    John Zorn
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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