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  • Glass Houses Glass Houses Quick View

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    Glass Houses

    Friday Music presents the Billy Joel 180g Master Audiophile Series with their first installment, the #1, Grammy Award winner and American Music Award winning Album of the Year, 1980's Glass Houses. Mastered from the original Columbia Records analog tapes by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray at Acoustech, and pressed at RTI with Sony Music, this amazing album will forever reign as one of his most popular albums in his stunning career.


    Featuring his first #1 single It's Still Rock And Roll To Me, Glass Houses set the stage for a more hard rockin' venture than his previous works. From the classic rocker You May Be Right, the fan favorite Sometimes A Fantasy and other big hits like Don't Ask Me Why and All For Leyna, Billy Joel delivered an outstanding album that rewarded him with a superstardom he has maintained to this day.


    To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this classic Joel album, Glass Houses comes with the original graphics, gatefold album cover, lyrics and inner sleeve, as well as the five star mastering you have come to expect from Friday Music and Acoustech. The album is also packaged with a vinyl inner sleeve for the lp and a outer poly sleeve.

    1. You May Be Right
    2. Sometimes A Fantasy
    3. Don't Ask Me Why
    4. It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
    5. All For Leyna
    6. I Don't Want To Be Alone
    7. Sleeping With The Television On
    8. C'etait Toi (You Were The One)
    9. Close To The Borderline
    10. Through The Long Night
    Billy Joel
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  • Glass Houses Glass Houses Quick View

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    Glass Houses


    The Piano Man's # 1 Top Charting Grammy Award Winning 1980 Classic


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Clear Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso - Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce another installment to our exclusive Billy Joel 180 Gram Master Audiophile Series with the first time 180 Gram Clear Vinyl release of the Number One, Grammy Award winner and American Music Award winning Album of the Year 1980's Glass Houses.


    Mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso and pressed on 180 Gram Clear Vinyl at RTI, this amazing album will forever reign as one of his most popular albums in his stunning career.


    Featuring his first #1 single It's Still Rock And Roll To Me, Glass Houses set the stage for a more hard rockin' venture than his previous works. From the classic rocker You May Be Right, the fan favorite Sometimes A Fantasy and other big hits like Don't Ask Me Why and All For Leyna, Billy Joel delivered a great sounding album and was rewarded with more superstardom which continues to this day.


    To further celebrate this classic Joel album, Glass Houses comes with the original graphics, gatefold album cover, featuring the lyrics and photos from the original inner sleeve art, as well as the five star mastering you have come to expect from Friday Music.


    The album is also packaged with a vinyl inner sleeve for the Lp and a outer poly sleeve to protect the album cover. Billy Joel will be on tour throughout 2016 and we are honored to have this legendary artist's finest works available on audiophile 180 Gram Friday Music vinyl for everyone to enjoy. Look for more great sounds to come from Billy Joel's classic Columbia Records catalog


    You May Be Right!

    1. You May Be Right
    2. Sometimes A Fantasy
    3. Don't Ask Me Why
    4. It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
    5. All For Leyna
    6. I Don't Want To Be Alone
    7. Sleeping With The Television On
    8. C'etait Toi (You Were The One)
    9. Close To The Borderline
    10. Through The Long Night
    Billy Joel
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Glass Houses Glass Houses Quick View

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    Glass Houses

    Still Rock and Roll to Him: Joel Toughens Up and Increases the Animosity, Sarcasm, Confidence, and Rock on 1980 Set


    Accessible and Angry: Phil Ramone's Stalwart Production Bristles With Boldness, Raucousness, and Directness on Definitive Mobile Fidelity Reissue


    Chart-Topper Certified Seven-Times Platinum: Includes "You May Be Right" "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me," "Don't Ask Me Why"


    Elvis Costello long had a reputation for being the "angry young man." With apologies to the former Declan McManus, he had nothing on Billy Joel's Glass Houses. Fed up with inexcusable critical backlash and believing he'd still not been regarded as a serious artist, Joel ratcheted up the angst on the 1980 set that, oh, by the way, happened to sell another seven-million-plus copies and top the Billboard charts. Revenge is sweet.


    An integral part of Mobile Fidelity's Billy Joel catalog restoration series, Glass Houses is mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI. Honing in on producer Phil Ramone's radio-tailored albeit looser, straightforward production, this edition opens up the previously veiled soundstages, spotlights the clean yet raucous arrangements, and decongests the imaging so that every note comes to the fore. Thanks to the extra-wide grooves and meticulous remastering, Joel's urgency and temperament have never sounded so vibrant.


    In addition to firing shots at detractors, Joel further solidifies his reputation as a pop maestro on the hit "Don't Ask Me Why" and mellow classic "C'etait Toi (You Were the One)," each replete with sparkling structures and shimmering melodies. Throughout, he dials down the grand gestures, focusing more on an attitude and directness. At the time, Joel was conscious of the punk movement, and seems inspired to follow that genre's preference for simplicity, frankness, and irritability. The album's legendary artwork-the singer preparing to toss a brick through the windows of his house-is a metaphor for Joel shattering his image as a cocktail-lounge pop crooner.


    Such changes are evident in the now-signature "You May Be Right," a hard-rocking and scathing rebuttal to a romantic partner on which Joel embraces the identity of a tough-skinned madman that won't stop at anything. He inhabits the role with convincing theatrics, his voice mixing pushiness, smugness, self-evident humor, and cool that fits the resistive tone of the record's songs. Glass Houses is Joel's megaphone for stubborn independence, dogged assertiveness, and blustery confidence.


    It's also an announcement of artistic intent, a statement that's simultaneously catchy and barbed, well-crafted and rowdy. And it succeeds on all levels, bringing to commercial pop-rock a brashness and grit often absent from fare that sticks in your head for days. Joel would never be seen the same way again.


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    1. You May Be Right
    2. Sometimes a Fantasy
    3. Don't Ask Me Why
    4. It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
    5. All for Lenya
    6. I Don't Want to Be Alone
    7. Sleeping With the Television On
    8. C'etait Toi (You Were the One)
    9. Close to the Borderline
    10. Through the Long Night
    Billy Joel
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Nothing But Thieves Nothing But Thieves Quick View

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    Nothing But Thieves

    Critically acclaimed UK based band, Nothing But Thieves release their self-titled debut album.


    Nothing But Thieves consists of singer Conor Mason, guitarists Joe Lagridge-Brown and Dom Craik, bassist Philip Blake, and drummer James Price. Recorded with producer Julian Emery (Lissie) and mixed by Cenzo Townshend (Maccabees, U2, Florence & The Machine, Thirty Seconds To Mars) and Adam Noble (Placebo, Don Broco, Kids In Glass Houses).


    The first single, Trip Switch has racked up over 1 million views on VEVO and is currently in the top 10 at SiriusXM's Alt Nation. All Things Loud declared, Nothing But Thieves will undoubtedly be selling out stadiums in five years' time." Nothing But Thieves has also landed on 'Best New Artist' lists of iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, MTV and Radio X, to name a few.

    1. Excuse Me
    2. Ban All the Music
    3. Wake Up Call
    4. Itch
    5. If I Get High
    6. Graveyard Whistling
    7. Hostage
    8. Trip Switch
    9. Lover, Please Stay
    10. Drawing Pins
    11. Painkiller
    12. Tempt You (Evocatio)
    Nothing But Thieves
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  • Ortofon Bubble Level Ortofon Bubble Level Quick View

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    Ortofon Bubble Level

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


    A new quality accessory for very accurate mount level measurement


    Ortofon's new high precision spirit level provides an unprecedented level of accuracy for crucial adjustments with all turntables. Bubble level is framed in a stable aluminum housing with a glass plate with measurement grid. Three contact points and the housing size ensure stable positioning and clear indication of any sloping at all. Proper leveling is critical to getting the best sound from your turntable, making this accurate bubble level an essential vinyl accessory.

    Ortofon Cartridges
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  • The Bridge The Bridge Quick View

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    The Bridge


    The Billy Joel/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Continues


    His 1986 Multi Platinum Smash Limited Edition 180 Gram Blue Vinyl


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music & Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Featuring Ray Charles & Cyndi Lauper


    Billy Joel's smash LP The Bridge will always be revered as one of the finest classic albums from this superstar singer/songwriter. Released in 1986, Billy had already racked up a ton of multi-platinum successes with The Nylon Curtain, An Innocent Man, Glass Houses as he took to the road vigorously to help promote the amazing album to his huge record buying audience.


    The Bridge shows this New Yorker's skills in the studio, his stellar vocals, songwriting and amazing piano artistry. Forty years later these tunes still resonate with his fans as Billy Joel is currently embarking on a very successful 2016 worldwide concert tour, and Friday Music is proud to be a part of the celebration with his 1986 masterpiece The Bridge.


    As another installment in our exclusive Billy Joel/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this first time impeccably mastered audiophile translucent blue vinyl Lp is now pressed at R.T.I., featuring some of his greatest songs like the brilliant opener Running On Ice, his smash hit singles This Is The Time, A Matter Of Trust and Modern Woman.


    The masterwork contains even more of his most loved classics like the stunning Baby Grand featuring the late great Ray Charles.


    For a very limited time, we are also enhancing your listening enjoyment with a first time gatefold cover artwork presentation, which features the original LP sized cover art not seen in years, as well as lyrics to all of these great Billy Joel songs, making this a keepsake for years to come.


    Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering, Billy Joel's The Bridge will be one of the more anticipated classic rock releases in the audiophile vinyl domain this year.


    Billy Joel .The Bridge .Celebrate 4 Decades of the voice, the songs, the musicianship and the memories .1st Time Audiophile Translucent BLUE Vinyl .An exclusive .Only from your friends at Friday Music.


    This Is The Time ..

    1. Running On Ice
    2. This Is The Time
    3. A Matter Of Trust
    4. Modern Woman
    5. Baby Grand w/ Ray Charles
    6. Big Man On Mulberry Street
    7. Temptation
    8. Code Of Silence
    9. Getting Closer
    Billy Joel
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  • The Nylon Curtain The Nylon Curtain Quick View

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    The Nylon Curtain

    The Nylon Curtain on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Legendary Singer-Songwriter Channels John Lennon on Musically Ambitious and Socially Poignant Baby Boomer-Themed Set


    Mobile Fidelity Edition Broadens Expanse of Orchestral Arrangements, Sweep of Melodic Breadth, and Microdynamic Reach


    Multi-Platinum 1982 Song Cycle Includes "Allentown," "Laura," "Pressure," "Goodnight Saigon"


    Having triumphantly asserted himself as a take-no-mess singer-songwriter on 1980's hard-rocking Glass Houses, Billy Joel continues to push his creative impulses on The Nylon Curtain, a fascinating song cycle that pays tribute to John Lennon and stands as the most ambitious project of his career. Enriched by sweeping orchestral arrangements and socially conscious lyrics, the 1982 set addresses unemployment, war, and realities of the Reagan era with exacting precision. Insightful and clever, the album's Baby Boomer-themed narratives continue to resonate.


    A requisite piece of Mobile Fidelity's Billy Joel catalog restoration series, The Nylon Curtain is mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI. The myriad nuances amidst Phil Ramone's crisp production assume greater tonality, texture, and detail. What was a very good-sounding album is now an audiophile-caliber favorite, with transparency, clarity, and microdynamics enhancing the poignant connection between Joel's expressiveness and the listener's emotions. The Nylon Curtain is now an even more personal experience, a brilliant distillation of sadness, loss, hope, and anger.


    Harnessing concerns, obsessions, reflections, and feelings that consumed a majority of the Baby Boomer generation near the beginning of the Reagan Era, Joel delves into job loss ("Allentown"), wartime fallout ("Goodbye Saigon"), and, of course, romantic longing ("She's Right on Time"). Rather than take a long-view perspective, Joel gets up and close to the issues, infusing the fare with a mix of sadness, frustration, cautious optimism, and moodiness that he wears on his sleeve. Joel's melodies, too, ricochet with unmistakably personal sentiment, as he constructs arrangements in tribute to Lennon, whose ghost arises on pieces like "Scandinavian Skies" and "Laura."


    Pop culture author Chuck Klosterman addresses the Beatles link and The Nylon Curtain's timeless appeal in Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, writing: "'Laura' and 'Where's the Orchestra' really are as good as what's on The White Album. This is because the first song says things so directly that its words shouldn't make sense to anyone else (and yet they do), while the latter is so metaphorically vague that anybody should be able to understand what he's implying."


    But relate and understand audiences do: The Nylon Curtain remains a pop marvel, introspective juggernaut, and finally, courtesy of Mobile Fidelity, a sonic landmark. Joel's anguish, regrets, sorrow, and worries transcend both tastes and time. Somewhat underappreciated upon its original release, the 55-minute effort is now regarded as a conceptual masterpiece.


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    1. Allentown
    2. Laura
    3. Pressure
    4. Goodnight Saigon
    5. She's Right on Time
    6. A Room of Our Own
    7. Surprises
    8. Scandinavian Skies
    9. Where's the Orchestra
    Billy Joel
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  • Onward And Sideways Onward And Sideways Quick View

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    Onward And Sideways

    Cleveland born, songwriter/performer Joshua Radin has earned a loyal following for his wistful meditations and hit songs. His rootsy-pop track, "I'd Rather Be With You" from Simple Times topped the iTunes album chart at #1 and hit 'top 10' in ten different countries. The hushed, emotionally raw "Winter" and Closer from his 2006 album, We Were Here received a four-star review in Rolling Stone Magazine. Radin's compositions have a proven track record having been sound-tracked on shows like Grey's Anatomy, American Idol and House. His songs have been used more than 100 times in various films and television shows making him a 'behind the scenes' artist whose music is heard most everywhere.


    In 2008, Ellen DeGeneres asked Joshua to perform at her wedding. Radin said, "I played six of my songs and Ellen and Portia just sat right in front of me looking at each other, crying, and looking at me. I actually teared up a little-that's never happened to me before."


    Live performances have always been Radin's lifeblood. After stints as a screenwriter in New York and as an inner-city art teacher in Chicago, he moved to Southern California to test the waters as a musician. "More than drawing, I taught those kids in Chicago a general perspective of the world-looking at something and not being overwhelmed. And it's how I've always looked at life," he says. "I've always wanted to wake up every day and have the opportunity to be creative, to express what's going on in my head and heart, and to be able to connect with the world in that way. I may have started playing music later in life than my peers, but I love living with the idea that it's never too late."


    When his father gave him a guitar on a whim for his birthday, Radin taught himself how to play. Soon after, in 2004, he wrote his first song, "Winter," about a fractured relationship with his longtime girlfriend. The song so moved his college friend Zach Braff, that the actor passed it along to a producer on his TV show, Scrubs. Three weeks later, it was played on the show. Buzz from the Scrubs show was fast and furious, crashing the NBC site and winning Radin thousands of new fans. Afterward, he worked hard to build a grassroots movement on social-media sites and continued to build his fan base.


    For various albums, Radin has recruited 'dream teams' of musicians to enhance his sounds. Among them: pianist Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), drummer Jim Keltner (Bob Dylan, John Lennon), and string arranger Jimmie Haskell (Simon and Garfunkel). Joshua has sold over two and a half million singles and over 700,000 full-length albums.


    In 2015, Radin releases his sixth studio album, "Onward and Sideways." His first single, "Beautiful Day" features a duet with American, singer songwriter Sheryl Crow.

    1. We'll Keep Running Forever
    2. Belong
    3. Beautiful Day (feat. Sheryl Crow)
    4. Angels
    5. In Your Hands
    6. Let Our Sun Shine Down
    7. Another Beginning
    8. Blow Away
    9. Away We Go
    10. Worlds Apart
    11. One and Only
    12. Old Friend
    13. My Baby
    Joshua Radin
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    Pleasure

    Swedish duo Club 8 celebrate 20 years as a band and their popularity just keeps growing. For their 9th album
    "Pleasure" producer and songwriter Johan Angergård (The Legends, Pallers, Acid House Kings, Eternal Death)
    wrote almost 30 songs and then he and singer Karolina Komstedt chose to record eight of these.


    For fans of: Glass Candy, Chromatics, Robyn, Camera Obscura, Saint Etienne, Lykke Li, The Radio Dept., M83.

    1. Love Dies
    2. Skin
    3. Late Nights
    4. Kinky Love
    5. Jealousy Remains
    6. Hush
    7. Movement
    8. Promises We Never Beant to Keep
    Club 8
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Library Catalog Music Series: Music For Primordial Recollections Library Catalog Music Series: Music For Primordial Recollections Quick View

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    Library Catalog Music Series: Music For Primordial Recollections

    By day, InfinitRock is an 18 year old biology student at SUNY Purchase, by
    night a fuzzed glitch and fump hip-hop producer. In second grade he was
    digesting The RZA and Aphex Twin and has been making instrumentals since
    the age of six. As a son to parents from India, he would also hear a lot
    of classical indian music around the house and since he could not
    understand hindi, voices became instruments rather than a lyrical tool.
    His music reflects the conceptualization of sounds, and what makes music
    music and the world musical. InfinitiRock draws inspiration from the
    everyday, incorporating their sounds into his music. Music for Primordial
    Recollection contains a motif of sounds and rhythms that trigger ancient
    memories. Ambient layers and interludes featuring field recordings of wind
    chimes, children playing, glass breaking, the chewing of raw pasta, the
    crumpling of paper bags, and flowing water. The album is an auditory
    documentation of the evolution of entropic sound, tamed by the laws of
    rhythm. Everything breathes.
    1. ChocolateEar - 2:42
    2. NUH(peeler) - 1:48
    3. PalmFold - 0:53
    4. HomeMovies - 1:36
    5. OilOnYourTongue - 0:58
    6. ChasingFat - 0:57
    7. Kiln - 2:28
    8. QuestionsOutsideAnswersWithin - 1:33
    9. Bronze - 2:19
    10. ShortStories - 2:20
    11. GlassBalloon - 2:32
    12. SnowPeas - 0:39
    13. TianchiSightings - 2:48
    14. TheLions - 0:53
    15. GunsOfKingston - 1:14
    16. PebbleBeach - 1:38
    17. WeMoveTogether - 2:26
    18. 1015 - 2:32
    19. Controller - 3:09
    20. UpsideDown - 0:50
    21. AutumnSunrise - 3:25
    22. PrimordialRecollection - 0:16
    InfinitiRock
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  • Frames Frames Quick View

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    Frames

    The debut Brian Haas & Matt Chamberlain album Frames features 11 instrumental compositions that spiral through the tempered scale. A through-composed work for piano and percussion, it was written entirely by Haas, the internationally renowned pianist and founder of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. Now based in Santa Fe, Haas wrote Frames as a suite, equally influenced by stride piano masters Earl Hines, James P. Johnson and Fats Waller; the early minimalist works of Philip Glass and Steve Reich; and the lush aesthetic of modernists James Blake, Flying Lotus and Nigel Godrich. The music is pastoral, intensely melodic and tells the story of an imagined human life.


    "After several years of non-stop touring with my band Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey I felt completely drained," explains Haas. "I was pulled to move to the high desert and mountains of Sante Fe; the space/distance from the road, the unearthly view from my house and the strange hum of my new surroundings inspired this music. What started as an exercise in all 12 keys turned into Frames."


    Brian Haas has recorded 21 albums and toured the world for two decades with Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, a band he started while a student at The University of Tulsa. Grammy Award-winning drummer Matt Chamberlain is one of the most revered musicians of his time having toured and recorded with the likes of Brad Mehldau, Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians, Critters Buggin, Tori Amos, Bill Frisell and Frank Ocean among others.

    1. Birth
    2. Open Windows
    3. Death: An Introduction
    4. Prism
    5. Of Many, One
    6. Niche
    7. Drive
    8. Death: An Observation
    9. Closing Window
    10. An Empty House
    11. From Nothing, Infinite
    Brian Haas & Matt Chamberlain
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    Shallow


    Single-Sleeve LP Jacket With Custom Dust-sleeve And Bonus 7"


    Pissed Jeans and Sub Pop have teamed up to reissue Shallow, the
    Allentown, PA band's long out-of-print debut album. The 8-song album
    features Pissed Jeans classics "Boring Girls" and "Closet Marine," and
    this reissue includes the bonus tracks "Throbbing Organ" and "Night
    Minutes" from the band's first single (bonus tracks are included as a 7"). All songs have
    been remastered for this release.


    Pissed Jeans were noisy as a motherfucker and proud of it on Shallow. The album sounds like a big pile of mud and broken glass ripping through
    your stereo speakers in the most killer way imaginable.
    Shallow was originally released by Pissed Jeans in June of 2005, not
    long after their 2004 single, "Throbbing Organ" b/w "Night Moves." All
    tracks were originally recorded by Dan McKinney at Dan's House in
    Center Valley, PA, and Shallow was first released via New Jersey hardcore
    label Parts Unknown. The recordings feature longtime members Matt
    Korvette and Bradley Fry, along with then drummer Dave Rosenstraus
    and bassist Tim Wynarczuk.

    1. I'm Sick
    2. Boring Girls
    3. Ugly Twin (I've Got)
    4. Ashamed of My Cum
    5. Closet Marine
    6. I Broke My Own Heart
    7. Little Sorrell
    8. Wachovia


    Bonus 7"
    1. Throbbing Organ
    2. Night Minutes

    Pissed Jeans
    $17.99
    Vinyl LP + 7 - Sealed Buy Now
  • Rega Planar 3 Turntable 9 OPTIONS AVAILABLE Rega Planar 3 Turntable Quick View

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    Rega Planar 3 Turntable

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    Need help choosing the right turntable for you? Please contact our audio advisor at 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    Replacing the multi award winning and five times What Hi-Fi? Product of the Year (RP3) was never going to be an easy task. It took a team of designers headed up by Rega's Roy Gandy, two years to develop the all new 'Planar 3' following the biggest re-design of the iconic 'three' model ever seen.


    The Rega team has worked tirelessly to improve every aspect of this turntable offering improved ergonomics, usability and first and foremost, sonic performance.The new 'Planar 3' is truly a new turntable for 2016 carrying over just two components from the previous model.


    New features of the Planar Three:


    RB330 tonearm - Designed using the latest 3D CAD & CAM technology, the new RB330 is the culmination of more than 35 years of tonearm design experience. Featuring a brand new bearing housing, and our latest tonearm tube designed using intelligent redistribution of mass ensure this arm will exhibit fewer points of possible resonance. Extreme stability with almost friction free movement from the new high precision bearing assemblies guarantees to gather more information from your vinyl than ever before.


    • Featuring a new bias assembly, re-designed stiffer vertical bearing housing, integrated
      arm clip and an improved spring housing with easier to read numbers.
    • Rega made, new low capacitance phono cable with Neutrik plugs,
    • Improved lower friction, precision horizontal and vertical bearings
    • New design 100g mild steel balance weight.


    Plinth - High gloss acrylic, laminated plinth, stiffer and vastly improved appearance, ergonomically positioned power switch.Two plinth finishes at launch: gloss black & gloss white


    Double braces - Improved thicker 3mm phenolic bottom brace and new metalised skin phenolic top brace.


    Bearing housing - Re-designed brass main hub central bearing, improved fit and construction reducing stress on the bearing itself.


    Sub platter - Re-designed sub platter, improved accuracy and improved stiffness.


    Platter - New float glass 'Optiwhite' polished rim 12mm - Improved accuracy in manufacture and stunning looks.


    Re-designed foot - New improved foot to increase stability and reduce vibration transfer.


    24V motor - Improved new motor control PCB with integration for the addition of TT-PSU for electronic speed change and improved advanced anti-vibration circuit (sold separately).


    Motor cover tray with integrated cooling.


    DB Technology (Double Brace Technology)

    Mass absorbs energy - lost energy equals lost music!


    Rega has pioneered the use of lightweight rigid plinths. Clever use of lightweight particulate core with a highly rigid phenolic resin skin became the foundations of the high level of performance achieved by the now iconic original Planar range.


    The new Planar 3 takes this design philosophy to the next level. A lightweight acrylic laminated plinth strengthened using a new improved double brace system mounted specifically where the increased rigidity is required (between the tonearm mounting and the main hub bearing) which forms a structurally sound stressed beam assembly. This rigid plinth design prevents energy absorption and unwanted resonance, which will add unnatural distortions to the music.


    Equally, heavier mass can transfer more unwanted energy, such as motor or bearing noise directly into the rotating record. The use of braces instead of the complete skin allows double thickness phenolic resin in these key areas while providing further weight reduction to the plinth which directly addresses the issue of mass absorption and unwanted energy transmission.


    Hand assembled RB330 tonearm.

    24v low noise motor / 12mm float glass platter.

    Lightweight double braced plinth.

    Precision main bearing.

    Factory fitted Elys2 MM cartridge or mounted with Ortofon 2m Blue cartridge (optional).

    Compatible with the TT-PSU electronic speed change and power supply box (optional).


    Rega Turntables
    $945.00
    Planar Turntable - Black, White, or Red - Cartridge Options
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  • Rega Planar 2 Turntable 6 OPTIONS AVAILABLE Rega Planar 2 Turntable Quick View

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    Rega Planar 2 Turntable

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    Need help choosing the right turntable for you? Please contact our audio advisor at 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    The new Planar 2 was developed over the past two years alongside the recently released Planar 3. Featuring the brand new RB220 tonearm which is packed with groundbreaking new features.


    A new 24v, low noise motor, acrylic laminated plinth, newly designed central bearing and so much more. Every feature of this innovative new turntable is designed to extract the maximum amount of information and detail from your vinyl collection.
    Tonearm - Featuring the brand new RB220 tonearm which is packed with groundbreaking new features. Incorporating new ultra low friction, Rega designed, bespoke, zero play ball bearings (Patent Pending), housed within a brand new, stiffer and lightweight bearing housing which was developed with a new automatic bias setting negating the need for the user to set bias, making it almost completely plug and play apart from simple arm balancing. The new housing also includes an integrated arm clip and uses Rega's latest custom aluminium arm tube.


    Hub bearing - The Planar 2 has a new 11mm self securing brass bearing (Patent Pending) offering improved fit and less stress on the bearing preventing the transfer of potential energy.


    Plinth - High gloss acrylic laminated plinth, stiffer and vastly improved appearance with ergonomically positioned power switch. Two plinth finishes at launch: gloss black & gloss white


    Motor - New 24v low noise, low vibration motor assembly and new PCB.


    Platter - New float glass 'Optiwhite' 10mm - Improved accuracy platter.


    Other features :


    • Re-designed feet - New improved foot assembly to increase stability and reduce vibration transfer.
    • Carbon cartridge - supplied as standard on all Planar 2's for simple plug and play convenience.
    • Motor cover tray - with integrated cooling.
    • Optional lid / plinth protectors - supplied to prevent marks on the plinth and keep it looking its best.
    • Instructions - Easy to use multi-lingual quick start guide for easy set up.
    • Packaging - New improved packaging.


    The Performance Pack Kit Includes:


    • Rega-built Bias 2 MM cartridge
    • thick black 100% wool platter mat
    • reference drive belt (the white belt)

    Free installation of the Performance Pack upgrade is optional.


    Rega Turntables
    $675.00
    Planar Turntable - Black, White, Or Red - Performance Pack Option
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  • Halo Of Blood Halo Of Blood Quick View

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    Halo Of Blood

    2013 sees the Hatecrew returning home to Nuclear Blast with the 8th studio album of their career. Recorded and produced by the band in their in-house studio in Helsinki as well as in Petrax Studio, Hollola, with support from Peter TÄgtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), "Halo Of Blood" distinctly seizes on the early works' sense of melody and coarseness, while putting it all into a modern-day soundscape and venturing quite a few new steps, such as presenting both the band's fastest and slowest song ever. Mastermind Alexi Laiho states: "Believe it or not, but we've managed to keep it fresh and new while still maintaining the elements that make COB's sound recognizable. Lyric-wise, `Halo Of Blood´ comprises topics we've never dealt with before." Rounded off by a classic COB cover artwork created by Sami SaramÄki, "Halo Of Blood" bares the band's roots and lets them sprout into 10 timeless anthems of sheer magnificence. As Laiho promises: "Whether you enjoy it with a beer or a glass of water, I'm sure you'll have a blast!" Obey the reaper!
    1. Waste Of Skin
    2. Halo Of Blood
    3. Scream For Silence
    4. Transference
    5. Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
    6. The Days Are Numbered
    7. Dead Man's Hand On You
    8. Damage Beyond Repair
    9. All Twisted
    10. One Bottle And A Knee Deep
    Children Of Bodom
    $15.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Dali Kubik Free Speakers -  Black Dali Kubik Free Speakers - Black Quick View

    $995.00
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    Dali Kubik Free Speakers - Black


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


    The essence of the DALI KUBIK FREE is connectivity. This elegantly designed active speaker enables you to enjoy music from a wide variety of sources and can be connected via Bluetooth, USB, Optical or Analog inputs.


    Connectivity

    Bluetooth and Optical input is just two of the seven possible connection types that the KUBIK system offers. The broad range of connectors ensure that any device will connect to the KUBIK system at the best possible quality. To improve ease of use even more, the KUBIK system offers IR learning that enables the use of an existing remote control to navigate the KUBIK system.


    The DALI DNA

    By working with many of DALI's well-known speaker technologies like the soft dome tweeter, wood fibre cones, low-loss rubber surrounds and a glass reinforced polymer basket, the KUBIK system is clearly a true DALI speaker at its core. Adding a 4 channel stereo Class D amplifier into the mix only underlines the development team's dedication to making the KUBIK system a real Hi-Fi speaker.


    The KUBIK system consists of two elements the KUBIK FREE and the KUBIK XTRA. The two components can be setup in three different ways. Using the KUBIK FREE alone as a standalone system, using the KUBIK FREE and the KUBIK XTRA together in a stereo system or using the KUBIK FREE and KUBIK XTRA together in a two room standalone system.


    Build quality

    The main housing is based on one piece of extruded aluminium. This serves to strengthen the entire product giving it a solid feel and ensures that all components can be fitted tightly onto the structure eliminating vibrations. The back plate also acts as heat transfer for the amplifier and power supply. The top of the KUBIK is crafted from the same aluminium and reveals the solid build of the KUBIK FREE.


    Amplifier

    The 100 Watts Class D amplifier is a true active solution offering a fully digital crossover, direct handling of digital sources, and a high quality AD converter. The four channel stereo amplifier (4 x 25 Watts) controls the audio signal to the woofer and the tweeter module individually.


    This is a major part of the high quality performance of the KUBIK system since it makes it possible to control and optimize the audio stream perfectly for the drivers used in the KUBIK system. Having that level of control lets the acoustic engineers transform every bit of information into driver movement. This truly is a combination where two plus two equals 5.


    Dali Speakers
    $995.00
    Dali Kubik Free - Black Buy Now
  • Dali Kubik Free Speakers - Red Dali Kubik Free Speakers - Red Quick View

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    Dali Kubik Free Speakers - Red


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


    The essence of the DALI KUBIK FREE is connectivity. This elegantly designed active speaker enables you to enjoy music from a wide variety of sources and can be connected via Bluetooth, USB, Optical or Analog inputs.


    Connectivity

    Bluetooth and Optical input is just two of the seven possible connection types that the KUBIK system offers. The broad range of connectors ensure that any device will connect to the KUBIK system at the best possible quality. To improve ease of use even more, the KUBIK system offers IR learning that enables the use of an existing remote control to navigate the KUBIK system.


    The DALI DNA

    By working with many of DALI's well-known speaker technologies like the soft dome tweeter, wood fibre cones, low-loss rubber surrounds and a glass reinforced polymer basket, the KUBIK system is clearly a true DALI speaker at its core. Adding a 4 channel stereo Class D amplifier into the mix only underlines the development team's dedication to making the KUBIK system a real Hi-Fi speaker.


    The KUBIK system consists of two elements the KUBIK FREE and the KUBIK XTRA. The two components can be setup in three different ways. Using the KUBIK FREE alone as a standalone system, using the KUBIK FREE and the KUBIK XTRA together in a stereo system or using the KUBIK FREE and KUBIK XTRA together in a two room standalone system.


    Build quality

    The main housing is based on one piece of extruded aluminium. This serves to strengthen the entire product giving it a solid feel and ensures that all components can be fitted tightly onto the structure eliminating vibrations. The back plate also acts as heat transfer for the amplifier and power supply. The top of the KUBIK is crafted from the same aluminium and reveals the solid build of the KUBIK FREE.


    Amplifier

    The 100 Watts Class D amplifier is a true active solution offering a fully digital crossover, direct handling of digital sources, and a high quality AD converter. The four channel stereo amplifier (4 x 25 Watts) controls the audio signal to the woofer and the tweeter module individually.


    This is a major part of the high quality performance of the KUBIK system since it makes it possible to control and optimize the audio stream perfectly for the drivers used in the KUBIK system. Having that level of control lets the acoustic engineers transform every bit of information into driver movement. This truly is a combination where two plus two equals 5.


    Dali Speakers
    $995.00
    Dali Kubik Free - Red Buy Now
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    $995.00
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    Dali Kubik Free Speakers - White


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


    The essence of the DALI KUBIK FREE is connectivity. This elegantly designed active speaker enables you to enjoy music from a wide variety of sources and can be connected via Bluetooth, USB, Optical or Analog inputs.


    Connectivity

    Bluetooth and Optical input is just two of the seven possible connection types that the KUBIK system offers. The broad range of connectors ensure that any device will connect to the KUBIK system at the best possible quality. To improve ease of use even more, the KUBIK system offers IR learning that enables the use of an existing remote control to navigate the KUBIK system.


    The DALI DNA

    By working with many of DALI's well-known speaker technologies like the soft dome tweeter, wood fibre cones, low-loss rubber surrounds and a glass reinforced polymer basket, the KUBIK system is clearly a true DALI speaker at its core. Adding a 4 channel stereo Class D amplifier into the mix only underlines the development team's dedication to making the KUBIK system a real Hi-Fi speaker.


    The KUBIK system consists of two elements the KUBIK FREE and the KUBIK XTRA. The two components can be setup in three different ways. Using the KUBIK FREE alone as a standalone system, using the KUBIK FREE and the KUBIK XTRA together in a stereo system or using the KUBIK FREE and KUBIK XTRA together in a two room standalone system.


    Build quality

    The main housing is based on one piece of extruded aluminium. This serves to strengthen the entire product giving it a solid feel and ensures that all components can be fitted tightly onto the structure eliminating vibrations. The back plate also acts as heat transfer for the amplifier and power supply. The top of the KUBIK is crafted from the same aluminium and reveals the solid build of the KUBIK FREE.


    Amplifier

    The 100 Watts Class D amplifier is a true active solution offering a fully digital crossover, direct handling of digital sources, and a high quality AD converter. The four channel stereo amplifier (4 x 25 Watts) controls the audio signal to the woofer and the tweeter module individually.


    This is a major part of the high quality performance of the KUBIK system since it makes it possible to control and optimize the audio stream perfectly for the drivers used in the KUBIK system. Having that level of control lets the acoustic engineers transform every bit of information into driver movement. This truly is a combination where two plus two equals 5.


    Dali Speakers
    $995.00
    Dali Kubik Free - White Buy Now
  • Flying Fantasy Flying Fantasy Quick View

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    Flying Fantasy


    By embedding both new age and noise-oriented
    electronic themes into his pastoral pieces, Turnquist
    unites disparate traditions and ideals, essentially
    employing sonic counterweights to construct 57 minutes
    that are as surprisingly dynamic as they are perfectly
    beautiful.
    - PITCHFORK (8.2)


    New York's Turnquist is masterful. His right hand
    technique is as orchestral as Nick Drake's, sending rivulets
    of steel sadness out across the water, but applied to a
    minimalist logic with the weight of early Philip Glass or
    Steve Reich
    - UNCUT


    Turnquist layers his six and twelve string guitar
    instrumentals with electronic drones, piano and vibes.
    This first widely available release is a filmic beauty, its
    chilly pastoralism distinguished by the physicality of his
    playing
    - MOJO


    Another bravura outing from Turnquist that is, in its own
    unassuming way, a triumph
    - TEXTURA


    As an accomplished 12-string guitarist/composer, Alexander Turnquist was naturally
    alarmed when the ulnar nerve in his left hand seized up in 2013, but after a surgical procedure he gratefully started the process of learning to play guitar again. His recovery was
    cut short when not long after the surgery he was hospitalized with meningitis. Though his
    recovery is ongoing, and he continues to struggle with a weakened immune system and
    memory loss, he was inspired to soldier on, rather than being deterred by his physical
    struggles.


    Turnquist's latest full-length Flying Fantasy confirms the idea that out of great hardship
    can come great art. As he wrote the material for the new album it became clear that his
    sensitivity had sharpened, his empathy magnified, and his sense of purpose blossomed.
    The unfortunate circumstances he endured ostensibly forced his metamorphosis from a
    remarkable guitar player to a truly great composer. Much like the butterflies that adorn
    the album cover, he seems to have changed form and taken flight.


    The album opens with the sparse harmonics of House of Insomniacs, which are soon
    joined by lush swells of vibes, cello, and even wordless vocals. On the tracks that follow,
    Turnquist continues to make use of this dynamic sonic pallet, even adding organ, piano,
    marimba, steel drums, violin, and french horn to the mix. From Red Carousel, which was
    inspired by Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes, to the somber lilt of the love
    song Wildflower, to the truly arresting title track Flying Fantasy which uses only 4 open
    strummed guitars and loops of damaged tape and wire recorders, every note vibrates with
    life as Turnquist ushers us though his intoxicatingly colorful worlds of sound.

    1. House of Insomniacs
    2. Finding the Butterfly
    3. Wildflower
    4. Red Carousel
    5. Flying Fantasy
    6. Cloud Slicing
    Alexander Turnquist
    $16.99
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  • I Care Because You Do I Care Because You Do Quick View

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    I Care Because You Do

    Reissue Of Third Album, Originally Released In 1995


    The Crowning Achievement In The Aphex Twin Canon


    First-Ever Domestic Vinyl Edition


    ...I Care Because You Do is the third studio album Richard D. James recorded under the Aphex Twin moniker and marks the end of his initial analog era. It's also the crowning achievement in the Aphex Twin canon. Veering from his previous acid house, ambient and general techno undertakings, James builds compositions out of lengthy and intricate drum machine loops, elaborately layered analog synths and intermittent string pieces. The final product comes off like a Replicant dance-party. Never one to take his art too seriously, James infuses ...I Care Because You Do with in-jokes and innuendos. "Ventolin," named after an asthma medicine, is one of the harshest tracks on the album and features a high-pitch frequency that mimics symptoms of tinnitus; "Alberto Balsalm" is named for a British line of hair care products; "Come On You Slags" samples dialog from a pornographic film. Additionally, several of the song titles are anagrams: Aphex Twin is reworked as "Wax the Nip", The Aphex Twin morphs into "The Waxen Pith," "Wet Tip Hen Ax," and "Next Heap With," and Richard David James becomes "Acrid Avid Jam Shred." ...I Care Because You Do's equal infatuation with hip-hop rhythms and melodic counterpoint provides an effective bridge between his pioneering early releases and the cunning explorations of his later work. As much as the front cover self-portrait captures a snapshot of the artist's own image, the music inside provides a glimpse of an artist on the cusp of an invigorating new period of sound experimentation, but still producing his unique blend of melancholy and aggression at an elite level. Generally seen as one of the quintessential IDM releases of all time (and once named by Q Magazine as one of the top 20 loudest albums of all time), the album finds a middle ground between Phillip Glass and the Wu-Tang Clan. Fans of either will not be disappointed.

    1. Acrid Avid Jam Shred
    2. The Waxen pith
    3. Wax the nip.
    4. Icct Hedral (edit)
    5. VENTOLIN (Video Version.)
    6. COME ON, YOU SLAGS!
    7. Start as you Mean to go on
    8. Wet tip hen ax
    9. mookid.
    10. Alberto Balsalm
    11. cow cud is a twin.
    12. next heap with.
    Aphex Twin
    $28.99
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  • Joy Division: Box Set Joy Division: Box Set Quick View

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    Joy Division: Box Set

    Released in a Limited Edition of only 3,000 copies worldwide, this 180-Gram virgin vinyl, four-disc JOY DIVISION BOX SET contains new pressings of the band's two seminal studio albums - UNKNOWN PLEASURES ('79) and CLOSER ('80) - and the 1981 two-disc rarities compilation STILL.


    JOY DIVISION: BOX SET allows you to experience these pioneering albums the way they were heard originally - on sonically rich vinyl LPs. The three titles - a total of four LPS - come housed in an elegant cloth-covered box designed by U.K. artist Peter Saville, who created the distinctive artwork and packaging on the original issues of these classic releases. Once the 3,000 copies sell out, the box will not be reproduced.


    Joy Division's 1979 debut UNKNOWN PLEASURES is a landmark album that established the band as principal architects and ultimate icons of the post-punk movement and the U.K. Manchester scene of the late '70s. UNKNOWN PLEASURES' ten classic songs resonate with the atmospheric textures and deep sonic spaces of Martin Hannett's production. Highlights include Insight, Disorder, New Dawn Fades and She's Lost Control. The latter song is the inspiration for the title of the 2007 film Control, the acclaimed Anton Corbijn-directed feature chronicling the life and times of Joy Division's lead singer and principal songwriter, the late Ian Curtis.


    Joy Division's 1980 follow-up CLOSER, another seminal post-punk masterpiece, ranks #157 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Musically and lyrically driven by the prevailing despair of Ian Curtis - who killed himself only months after the LP was released - CLOSER was also produced by Martin Hannett, who weaves sprawling emotional chaos and shifting atmospheres and textures together into an enormously powerful ten-song tour de force. Stand-outs include Heart And Soul, Isolation, Eternal, Decades and the wrenching Twenty Four Hours.


    The compilation STILL came out in late 1981, over a year after Curtis' death. Comprised of twenty studio outtakes, b-sides, live cuts and other rarities, all the tracks were previously unissued at the time of STILL's original release except for Glass and Dead Souls, both compelling studio recordings from 1978 and 1979, respectively. STILL also presents material from Joy Division's last-ever concert, recorded at Birmingham University in May 1980 including the only time they performed Ceremony live (the song would later become a New Order single). Another track captured at Birmingham is Shadowplay, a selection covered in 2007 by The Killers for the soundtrack for the film Control. Other highlights include a live cover of The Velvet Underground's Sister Ray and a 1979 studio recording of Something Must Break.


    Joy Division formed in Manchester, England in 1977, and had an immense and profound impact on contemporary music in a very brief time together. They recorded only two full-length studio albums, UNKNOWN PLEASURES and CLOSER, prior to lead singer Ian Curtis' 1980 suicide, just before the single Love Will Tear Us Apart became their breakthrough hit. The remaining members - guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris - disbanded Joy Division after Curtis' death, and re-formed as New Order.

    Unknown Pleasures Track Listing:


    1. Disorder
    2. Day Of The Lords
    3. Candidate
    4. Insight
    5. New Dawn Fades
    6. Shes Lost Control
    7. Shadowplay
    8. Wilderness
    9. Interzone
    10. I Remember Nothing


    Closer Track Listing:


    1. Atrocity Exhibition
    2. Isolation
    3. Passover
    4. Colony
    5. A Means To An End
    6. Heart & Soul
    7. Twenty Four Hours
    8. The Eternal
    9. Decades


    Still Track Listing:


    1. Exercise One
    2. Ice Age
    3. The Sound Of Music
    4. Glass
    5. The Only Mistake
    6. Walked In Line
    7. The Kill
    8. Something Must Break
    9. Dead Souls
    10. Sister Ray
    11. Ceremony
    12. Shadow Play
    13. Means To An End
    14. Passover
    15. New Dawn Fades
    16. Transmission
    17. Disorder
    18. Isolation
    19. Decades
    20. Digital

    Joy Division
    $249.99
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  • Psychic Temple II Psychic Temple II Quick View

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    Psychic Temple II

    It may seem hard to imagine a place where indie rock visionaries like Sufjan Stevens and Castanets' Ray Raposa could meld minds with the genius of Brian Wilson, where death metal pioneer Paul Masvidal might wield his legendary six-string chops on a blissed-out soul ballad, where adventurous young jazz players like Kris Tiner and Devin Hoff share credit with Mars Volta keyboardist Ikey Owens and singer/songwriter Aaron Roche.


    Long Beach composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist (not to mention truck driver) Chris Schlarb has not only imagined such a place but has now made it manifest for a second time. Released by Asthmatic Kitty, Psychic Temple II is a labor of love, envisioned by Schlarb to bring his most far-ranging inspirations to life - as he puts it, "a dream ensemble that could never actually exist." The ensemble's sophomore release was painstakingly constructed over more than a year with the cooperation of some of the most progressive musical minds from a staggering variety of genres.


    "I love interesting juxtapositions, where you bring together people from different communities," Schlarb says. He cites iconoclastic predecessors like Bill Laswell's ever-changing group Material, which once brought together a young Whitney Houston with jazz legend Archie Shepp and future Soundgarden and Red Hot Chili Peppers producer Michael Beinhorn to cover a song by Hugh Hopper of English prog-rock pioneers Soft Machine. On 2010's Psychic Temple, Schlarb assembled a 29-member ensemble that included Minutemen bassist Mike Watt, vocalist Julianna Barwick, and pianist Mick Rossi of the Philip Glass Ensemble.


    "It seems like a crazy combination of people," Schlarb says, "but they're all just musicians. Why not bring them all together? It may not always work, but it's always worth reaching further."


    Psychic Temple II reaches beyond the long-form experiments of its predecessor for a more tightly focused yet conceptually dense collection whose songs are no less exploratory for their briefer durations. "I never see the point in continuing to regurgitate," Schlarb says of the new album's unique direction. "What was natural at that time would now feel contrived. I have to keep moving forward."


    Schlarb also includes three cover songs by composers who share his boundary-demolishing mindset: Joe Jackson's "Steppin' Out," Frank Zappa's "Sofa No. 2," and Brian Wilson's "'Til I Die," a gorgeous, lesser-known Beach Boys song that features vocals by Sufjan Stevens, Castanets' Ray Raposa, and Cryptacize's Nedelle Torrisi.


    Psychic Temple had its origins in Create (!), a large improvising ensemble with which Schlarb used to perform. The free-form group would often incorporate multiple drummers, a concept that Schlarb decided to pursue in a more composition-oriented setting. No matter how much Psychic Temple mutates from track to track, the rhythmic possibilities of its two drummers (in this case, Tabor Allen and Andrew Pompey) remain intact.


    Schlarb's imaginative leaps are evidenced from the outset of Psychic Temple II, on the intoxicating opening track, "Seventh House." Featuring the sinuous vocals of Sarah Negahdari, who recently served as touring bassist for Silversun Pickups, the song weaves together lyrical and musical references to Neil Young's "Will To Love," to the Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers album Pisces, and to Sheena Easton's notorious Prince-penned pop hit "Sugar Walls."


    Then there's "The Starry King Hears Laughter" and "She Is the Golden World," two songs that pay simultaneous homage to poet William Blake and jazz legend Bill Evans; or "Solo in Place," Schlarb's attempt to filter classic soul through his own "weird prism," a missing link between the Isley Brothers and the Alan Parsons Project that features guitar wizard Paul Masvidal of the death metal bands Death and Cynic.


    Despite such a mind-blowing array of talent from the farthest reaches of the musical spectrum, Psychic Temple II is a surprisingly cohesive album, a testament to Schlarb's clear controlling vision. "One of the fundamental flaws of modern music is the idea of the record as a pastiche," he says. "With hip-hop and R&R records starting in the '90s, you had ten tracks with ten different producers so every track sounded completely different. There was no aesthetic where you could just put on a record and listen to it beginning to end. I admire people who are control freaks."


    Schlarb has wielded control over a number of vastly different projects himself. The New York Observer called his debut solo album, Twilight & Ghost Stories, "40 minutes of avant-garde bliss," while Interoceans, recorded with experimental jazz duo I Heart Lung, was chosen by NPR as one of the top five jazz albums of 2008. He composed the score for Nicklas "Nifflas" Nygren's video game Nightsky and has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Meet the Composer. In 2001, Schlarb founded the eclectic Sounds Are Active record label, which has released music by the likes of Nels Cline, Mike Watt, and Castanets.

    1. Seventh House
    2. The Starry King Hears Laughter
    3. Solo In Place
    4. Bird In The Garden
    5. 'Til I Die
    6. She Is The Golden World
    7. Steppin' Out
    8. All I Want Is Time
    9. Sofa No. 2
    10. NO TSURAI
    11. Hyacinth Thrash Quarter
    Chris Schlarb
    $19.99
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    Hydrograd

    Includes Bonus CD

    The gold-selling Iowa hard rock outfit Stone Sour has sold over four million albums worldwide over the course of three full-length releases. Their self-titled debut and sophomore effort Come What(ever) May both exceeded Gold status, while 2010's Audio Secrecy debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top 200. Their arsenal includes number one singles such as Through Glass, Say You'll Haunt Me and Bother,and three Grammy Award nominations. Given those accomplishments, it'd be easy for the band-Corey Taylor [Vocals], James Root [Guitar], Josh Rand [Guitar], and Roy Mayorga [Drums]-to tread the same ground with very successful results.

    Their new 15-track album, which follows their two part House Of Gold & Bones release was produced by Jay Ruston (Anthrax/Steel Panther) and was recorded at the Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, CA.

    LP 1
    1. YSIF
    2. Taipei Person/Allah Tea
    3. Knievel Has Landed
    4. Hydrograd
    5. Song #3
    6. Fabuless
    7. The Witness Trees
    8. Rose Red Violent Blue (This Song Is Dumb & So Am I)


    LP 2
    1. Thanks God It's Over
    2. St. Marie
    3. Mercy
    4. Whiplash Pants
    5. Friday Knights
    6. Somebody Stole My Eyes
    7. When The Fever Broke

    Stone Sour
    $34.99
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  • Luciferian Towers Luciferian Towers Quick View

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    Luciferian Towers

    Pressed On 180-Gram Vinyl


    Housed In A Gatefold Jacket With Printed Inner Sleeve


    Includes 24 x 24 Poster


    this long-playing record, a thing we made in the midst of communal mess, raising dogs and children. eyes up and filled with dreadful joy - we aimed for wrong notes that explode, a quiet muttering amplified heavenward. we recorded it all in a burning motorboat.


    1. UNDOING A LUCIFERIAN TOWERS - look at that fucking skyline! big lazy money writ in dull marble obelisks! imagine all those buildings much later on, hollowed out and stripped bare of wires and glass, listen - the wind is whistling through all 3,000 of its burning window-holes!


    2. BOSSES HANG - labor, alienated from the wealth it creates, so that holy cow, most of us live precariously! kicking at it, but barely hanging on! also - the proud illuminations of our shortened lives! also - more of us than them!


    3. FAM / FAMINE - how they kill us = absentee landlord, burning high-rise. the loud panics of child-policemen and their exploding trigger-hands. neglect, cancer maps, drone strike, famine.


    4. ANTHEM FOR NO STATE - kanada, emptied of its minerals and dirty oil. emptied of its trees and water. a crippled thing, drowning in a puddle, covered in ants. the ocean doesn't give a shit because it knows it's dying too.


    finally and in conclusion;

    the "luciferian towers" L.P. was informed by the following grand demands:

    + an end to foreign invasions

    + an end to borders

    + the total dismantling of the prison-industrial complex

    + healthcare, housing, food and water acknowledged as an inalienable human right

    + the expert fuckers who broke this world never get to speak again


    much love to all the other lost and wondering ones,

    xoxoxox god's pee / montrÉal / 2017

    1. Undoing A Luciferian Towers
    2. Bosses Hang
    3. Fam/Famine
    4. Anthem For No State
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor
    $25.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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