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  • Man Machine Man Machine Quick View

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    Man Machine

    In 2009, Kraftwerk have upgraded their Kling Klang masters with the latest studio technology and these magnificent recordings still sound like nothing else in the history of music. Kraftwerk are unique, pristine, profound and beautiful. Decades may pass, but their streamlined synthetic symphonies stand outside time, as fresh as tomorrow, transcendent and sublime.


    The 1978 synth-pop album The Man Machine is classic mid-period Kraftwerk and it's the group's most commercially successful release. Building on Trans Europe Express, the album brilliantly embodies Kraftwerk's ethos, style and musical agenda with an elegance that very few artists have been able to rival.

    1. The Robots
    2. Spacelab
    3. Metropolis
    4. The Model
    5. Neon Lights
    6. The Man Machine
    Kraftwerk
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  • 3-D: The Catalogue (Box Set) 3-D: The Catalogue (Box Set) Quick View

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    3-D: The Catalogue (Box Set)

    8 Albums Pressed On 9 Heavyweight Vinyl LPs


    Housed In A 12 x 12 Rigid Board Slipcase


    This is the ground-breaking 3-D Kraftwerk concert brought thrillingly to life, developed using high definition 3-D visuals, with Dolby Atmos Surround Sound and presented to the technological and audio standards one would associate and indeed come to expect from the pioneering Germans led by founder Ralf HÜtter. For the very first time, every Kraftwerk fan can now experience a gesamtkunstwerk - a total work of art" in the comfort of their own home. Kraftwerk 3-D: The Catalogue features new recordings of Kraftwerk's 8 classic albums performed/filmed at various locations around the world between 2012-2016 and mixed at the band's own state-of-the-art, Kling Klang studio, DÜsseldorf.

    LP 1
    1. Autobahn 3-D
    2. Kometenmelodie 1 3-D
    3. Kometenmelodie 2 3-D
    4. Mitternacht 3-D
    5. Morgenspaziergang 3-D


    LP 2
    1. Geiger Counter 3-D
    2. Radioactivity 3-D
    3. Radioland 3-D
    4. Intermission 3-D
    5. News 3-D
    6. Airwaves 3-D
    7. The Voice Of Energy 3-D
    8. Antenna 3-D
    9. Radio Stars 3-D
    10. Uranium 3-D
    11. Transistor 3-D
    12. Ohm Sweet Ohm 3-D


    LP 3
    1. Trans Europe Express 3-D
    2. MÉtal On MÉtal 3-D
    3. Abzug 3-D
    4. Showroom Dummies 3-D
    5. Franz Schubert 3-D
    6. Europe Endless Live
    7. The Hall Of Mirrors 3-D


    LP 4
    1. The Man Machine 3-D
    2. Spacelab 3-D
    3. Metropolis 3-D
    4. The Model 3-D
    5. Neon Lights 3-D
    6. The Robots 3-D


    LP 5
    1. Numbers 3-D
    2. Computer World 3-D
    3. It's More Fun To Compute 3-D
    4. Home Computer 3-D
    5. Computer Love 3-D
    6. Pocket Calculator 3-D
    7. Dentaku 3-D


    LP 6
    1. Boing Boom Tschak 3-D
    2. Techno Pop 3-D
    3. Music Non-Stop 3-D
    4. Electric Cafe 3-D
    5. The TÉlÉphone Call 3-D
    6. House Phone 3-D
    7. Sex Object 3-D


    LP 7
    1. The Robots (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    2. Computer Love (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    3. Pocket Calculator (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    4. Dentaku (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    5. Autobahn (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)


    LP 8
    1. Geiger Counter (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    2. Radioactivity (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    3. Trans Europe Express (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    4. MÉtal On MÉtal (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    5. Abzug (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    6. Home Computer (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    7. Boing Boom Tschak (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    8. Techno Pop (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    9. Music Non-stop (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    10. Planet Of Visions (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)


    LP 9
    1. Tour De France 3-D
    2. Prologue 3-D
    3. Etape 1 3-D
    4. Chrono 3-D
    5. Etape 2 3-D
    6. Elektro Kardiogramm 3-D
    7. Aero Dynamik 3-D
    8. Vitamin 3-D
    9. La Forme 3-D
    10. Regeneration 3-D

    Kraftwerk
    $174.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 9 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • 3-D: The Catalogue 3-D: The Catalogue Quick View

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    3-D: The Catalogue

    77 Mins (Abridged) Version Of Full-Length Release Containing Music From All 8 Albums On Double Heavyweight Vinyl


    This is the ground-breaking 3-D Kraftwerk concert brought thrillingly to life, developed using high definition 3-D visuals, with Dolby Atmos Surround Sound and presented to the technological and audio standards one would associate and indeed come to expect from the pioneering Germans led by founder Ralf HÜtter. For the very first time, every Kraftwerk fan can now experience a gesamtkunstwerk - a total work of art" in the comfort of their own home. Kraftwerk 3-D: The Catalogue features new recordings of songs from Kraftwerk's 8 classic albums performed/filmed at various locations around the world between 2012-2016 and mixed at the band's own state-of-the-art, Kling Klang studio, DÜsseldorf.

    LP 1
    1. Autobahn (3-D)
    2. Geiger Counter (3-D)
    3. Radioactivity (3-D)
    1. Trans Europe Express (3-D)
    2. Metal On Metal (3-D)
    3. Abzug (3-D)
    4. The Man Machine (3-D)


    LP 2
    1. Numbers (3-D)
    2. Computer World (3-D)
    3. Boing Boom Tschak (3-D)
    4. Techno Pop (3-D)
    5. Music Non-Stop (3-D)
    1. The Robots (3-D)
    2. Tour De France (3-D)
    3. Prologue (3-D)
    4. Etape 1 (3-D)
    5. Chrono (3-D)
    6. Etape 2 (3-D)

    Kraftwerk
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Tour De France Tour De France Quick View

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    Tour De France

    In 2009, Kraftwerk have upgraded their Kling Klang masters with the latest studio technology and these magnificent recordings still sound like nothing else in the history of music. Kraftwerk are unique, pristine, profound and beautiful. Decades may pass, but their streamlined synthetic symphonies stand outside time, as fresh as tomorrow, transcendent and sublime.


    The groundbreaking 1983 single cut by Germany's godfathers of electronic music. Contains three versions of Tour De France (Radio Version, Kling Klang Analog Mix and Remix Francois K).

    1. Tour de France (Radio Version)
    2. Tour de France (Kling Klang Analog Mix)
    3. Tour de France (Remix Francois K.)
    Kraftwerk
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Limited Edition LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Autobahn Autobahn Quick View

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    Autobahn

    Ranked 253/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Limited Edition

    In 2009, Kraftwerk have upgraded their Kling Klang masters with the latest studio technology and these magnificent recordings still sound like nothing else in the history of music. Kraftwerk are unique, pristine, profound and beautiful. Decades may pass, but their streamlined synthetic symphonies stand outside time, as fresh as tomorrow, transcendent and sublime.


    Though they'd recorded three previous albums, Kraftwerk's modern pop legacy starts with this impressionistic excursion down Germany's famed superhighway. The rhythmic synth pulse that carries the title track is a sonic revelation while co-founder Florian Schneider's flute work and other more delicate melodic touches hearken back to the band's prog-rock foundations as do the atmospheric Kometenmelodie 1 & 2, Mitternacht and Morgenspaziergang.

    1. Autobahn
    2. Kometenmelodie 1
    3. Kometenmelodie 2
    4. Mitternacht
    5. Morgenspaziergang
    Kraftwerk
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  • Trans Europe Express Trans Europe Express Quick View

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    Trans Europe Express

    In 2009, Kraftwerk have upgraded their Kling Klang masters with the latest studio technology and these magnificent recordings still sound like nothing else in the history of music. Kraftwerk are unique, pristine, profound and beautiful. Decades may pass, but their streamlined synthetic symphonies stand outside time, as fresh as tomorrow, transcendent and sublime.


    Performed by the quartet of HÜtter, Schneider, FlÜr and Karl Bartos, the classic Trans Europe Express is one of the most inspired electronically-based pop records of all time. A beautiful spacey suite of electronics and deadpan vocals, the 1977 release stands as arguably the quintessential Kraftwerk sound recording experience.

    1. Europe Endless
    2. Hall of Mirrors
    3. Showroom Dummies
    4. Trans-Europe Express
    5. Metal on Metal
    6. Franz Schubert
    7. Endless Endless
    Kraftwerk
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  • Camino Del Sol Camino Del Sol Quick View

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    Camino Del Sol

    1982, Brussels: The former au pair for Rick Wakeman of Yes and two of her teenage friends are at the doorstep of Les Disques Du Crepuscule to make an album with Gilles Martin. They managed to make a contemporary bossanova record that provides the missing link between Antonio Carlos Jobim and Kraftwerk. AntenaÆs album would be issued and promptly forgotten, with Isabelle Antena moving toward jazz in Asia and the others returning to France. Twenty years later, it was findable only as a VG+LP. Intrigued by the striking coverÆs patio furniture at rest in the south of France, Numero Group scooped up Camino Del Sol immediately, giving it the distinction as the second record in their library.
    1. Camino del Sol
    2. To Climb the Cliff

    3. Silly Things
    4. Siss?xa
    5. Achilles
    6. Bye Bye Papaye
    7. No?lle ? Hawa?
    8. Les Demoiselles De Rochefort (la Chanson Des Jumelles)
    9. Spiral Staircase

    10. Unable
    11. The Boy from Ipanema
    12. Seaside Weekend

    13. Frantz
    14. Ingenuous
    Antena
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  • SOULROCKER SOULROCKER Quick View

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    SOULROCKER

    MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD today announced their upcoming (and ninth) studio album SOULROCKER will be releasedvia Fantasy Records, their first album for the label. SOULROCKER features the new song "Crazy For You" a joyously upbeat rhythmic pop song that highlights Franti's soulful vocals and encompasses his socially conscious outlook.


    In creating SOULROCKER-co-produced with Jamaican producers Stephen "Di Genius" McGregor (son of reggae luminary Freddie McGregor) and Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin Quee (known for his work with artists like Bruno Mars and John Legend)-MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD have introduced a new sensibility to their potent hybrid of hip-hop, rock, folk, and reggae: a gracefully arranged take on electronic music that more than fulfills the band's mission of making impassioned music you can dance to. Along with harnessing the Bay Area-based band's dynamic energy for a more powerful impact than ever before, SOULROCKER again shows Franti's singular ability to channel frustration into music that's both thought-provoking and triumphantly hopeful.


    "Right now is a very challenging time for people, for our nation and the planet," says Franti, a longtime activist and past recipient of Global Exchange's Domestic Human Rights Award. "But I really believe that music can help fight war and violence and hatred. The world needs that more than ever now, so my intention with this album was to make music that could bring people together."


    While each selection on SOULROCKER began with Franti working out melodies on his acoustic guitar, many of the album's songs ultimately evolved into beat-powered tracks that reveal a close and nuanced understanding of the electronic genre. "One of the first records I had as a kid was a Kraftwerk seven-inch that I got from the giveaway bin at the UC Davis radio station KDVS," recalls Franti, who grew up in Davis, CA. "We always do a DJ set at the end of our shows, and I wanted to try bringing in those dance and electronic elements but still keep the organic instrumentation that I've always loved."


    Franti's message of positivity-minded political consciousness, once an outlier in music, has found momentum in the mainstream in recent years-a phenomenon that compelled him to push his artistry even further on SOULROCKER. "I feel a deeper sense of purpose in music today than I ever have in my career," he says. "The album's really about me challenging myself and growing, and just trying to make the most inspiring music I possibly can for this intense, crazy and wonderful time we're all living in."

    1. Crazy For You
    2. My Lord
    3. Get Myself To Saturday
    4. Summertime Is In Our Hands
    5. We Are All Earthlings
    6. Still Standing
    7. Good To Be Alive Today
    8. My Favorite Wine Is Tequila
    9. Once A Day
    10. We Do This Every Day
    11. I Got Love For Ya
    12. Do You Feel The Way That I Do?
    13. Love Will Find A Way
    Michael Franti And Spearhead
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  • The Beat Club Sessions The Beat Club Sessions Quick View

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    The Beat Club Sessions

    Import


    Beat-Club was a German music program that ran from September of 1965 through December of 1972. It was broadcast from Bremen, Germany and is notable for being the first German show to be based around popular music, featuring artists like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Tina Turner, The Who, Black Sabbath, The Bee Gees, The Beach Boys and Kraftwerk in its seven-year run.


    Rory Gallagher was one of the shows most frequent visitors performing four times in the space of just over two years. His first appearance on the program was with his band Taste in 1970 and he returned soon after with his own solo work. This 2-LP set features 12 classic versions of Rory's early solo material from three separate performances circa 1971-72. 180g double vinyl reissue from Rock Classics Records.

    LP1
    1. Laundromat
    2. Hands Up
    3. Sinnerboy
    4. Just The Smile
    5. I Dont Know Where Im Going
    6. I Could've Had Religion


    LP2
    1. Used To Be
    2. In Your Town
    3. Should've Learned My Lesson
    4. Crest Of A Wave
    5. Toredown
    6. Messin' With The Kid

    Rory Gallagher
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  • Radio-Activity Radio-Activity Quick View

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    Radio-Activity

    Limited Edition

    In 2009, Kraftwerk have upgraded their Kling Klang masters with the latest studio technology and these magnificent recordings still sound like nothing else in the history of music. Kraftwerk are unique, pristine, profound and beautiful. Decades may pass, but their streamlined synthetic symphonies stand outside time, as fresh as tomorrow, transcendent and sublime.


    Originally released in 1975, Kraftwerk's ethereal tribute to broadcast communications was the centerpiece in-between Autobahn and Trans Europa Express, a trilogy of masterworks that found the band at their artistic pinnacle. The sweeping synth melodies are in full futuristic force here and Radio Activity is a pivotal and mesmerizing album in every way.

    1. Geiger Counter

    2. Radioactivity
    3. Radioland
    4. Airwaves
    5. Intermission
    6. News
    7. The Voice of Energy
    8. Antenna
    9. Radio Stars
    10. Uranium
    11. Transistor
    12. Ohm Sweet Ohm
    Kraftwerk
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  • Speak & Spell Speak & Spell Quick View

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    Speak & Spell

    From the beginning of their career Depeche Mode have been at the forefront of remix culture; creating their own classic extended mixes back in the early 80s and over the years amassing a collection of remixers of their songs that pretty much charts the history of cutting edge dance music.


    Though probably nobody fully appreciated it at the time -- perhaps least of all the band! -- Depeche Mode's debut is at once both a conservative, functional pop record and a groundbreaking release. While various synth pioneers had come before -- Gary Numan, early Human League, late-'70s Euro-disco, and above all Kraftwerk all had clear influence on Speak & Spell -- Depeche became the undisputed founder of straight-up synth pop with the album's 11 songs, light, hooky, and danceable numbers about love, life, and clubs. For all the claims about dated '80s sounds from rock purists, it should be noted that the basic guitar/bass/drums lineup of rock is almost 25 years older than the catchy keyboard lines and electronic drums making the music here. That such a sound would eventually become ubiquitous during the Reagan years, spawning lots of crud along the way, means the band should no more be held to blame for that than Motown and the Beatles for inspiring lots of bad stuff in the '60s. Credit for the album's success has to go to main songwriter Vince Clarke, who would extend and arguably perfect the synth pop formula with Yazoo and Erasure; the classic early singles New Life, Dreaming of Me, and Just Can't Get Enough, along with numbers ranging from the slyly homoerotic Pretty Boy to the moody thumper Photographic, keep everything moving throughout. David Gahan undersings about half the album, and Martin Gore's two numbers lack the distinctiveness of his later work, but Speak & Spell remains an undiluted joy.


    - Ned Raggett (All Music Guide)

    1. New Life

    2. Puppets

    3. Dreaming Of Me

    4. Boys Say Go!

    5. Nodisco

    6. What's Your Name?

    7. Photographic

    8. Tora! Tora! Tora!

    9. Big Muff

    10. Any Second Now (Voices)

    11. Just Can't Get Enough
    Depeche Mode
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  • Solid State Survivor Solid State Survivor Quick View

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    Solid State Survivor

    While Kraftwerk was emerging in Europe and became an influence and inspiration to the Japanese superstars, YMO stayed true to their unique sound.


    YMO's second album Solid State Survivor was released in 1979, and represented numerous crossover tracks from Techno to New Wave. Solid State Survivor is probably the most sampled YMO album, as over the years several artists performed numerous covers of Behind The Mask. This extremely popular album peaked at # 1 in several charts all over the world

    1. Technopolis
    2. Absolute Ego Dance
    3. Rydeen
    4. Castalia
    5. Behind The Mask
    6. Day Tripper

    7. Insomnia
    8. Solid State Survivor
    Yellow Magic Orchestra
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Hello World Hello World Quick View

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    Hello World

    The first album of new material from the classic lineup of Information Society (Kurt, Paul and James) in over 20 years. After playing some festival dates in Summer, 2013 the band began to discuss working on a new album and the result, _hello world is the offspring. _hello world is rife with songs that have one foot firmly planted in their past and one foot confidently resting in the present; it is filled with classic INSOC dance floor fodder like Get Back, soaring epics like Jonestown, and cinematic textures like Creatures of Light and Darkness. Embracing the many faces of synthetic music while remaining organically Information Society, _hello world isn't as much a rebirth of INSOC as it is a nuclear-powered version that ups the ante. The first single, Land of the Blind, is a swirling, propulsive track that hearkens back to their signature sound yet infuses it with state of the art production values. Longtime InSoc hero Gerald V. Casale adds his vocals in a duet with Kurt on their cover of Beautiful World which adds a modern splash to the Devo classic. The group stormed the club charts in the mid '80s with their Freestyle classic Running. Inspired by the worldwide response to the single, the group seized the opportunity and moved to New York to record their major label debut, Information Society, for Tommy Boy/Reprise. Producer Fred Maher was brought in, fresh from his work on Kraftwerk's Electric Café album, and helped Robb & co. craft a tight pop sound. Initial buzz for the first single What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy) was intense, and proved to be accurate; by the time the group got to its first in-store appearance, two days after the record's release, the album was sold out. 2014 is proving to be quite a year for the band. With history's tendency to repeat itself, it appears INSOC are poised for another takeover. _Hello World, indeed.
    Land Of The Blind
    The Prize
    Where Were You
    Get Back
    Jonestown
    Dancing With Strangers
    Beautiful World (Featuring Gerald V. Casale)
    Creatures Of Light And Darkness
    Above And Below
    Let It Burn
    Tomorrow The World
    Information Society
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  • La Dusseldorf La Dusseldorf Quick View

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    La Dusseldorf

    Upon the breakup of legendary Krautrock duo Neu!, drummer Klaus Dinger formed La DÜsseldorf with his brother Thomas and keyboard player Hans Lampe. This, their self-titled debut, was recorded in 1975 and is a staggering mix of Dinger's trademark motorik rhythms, glammy synths, pulsing organs and urgent guitar work that altogether creates a sound that, at times, predates both punk and post-punk, no small feat. Featuring their European hit single Silver Cloud, La DÜsseldorf's debut record is classic Krautrock on par with the best offerings of Neu!, Kraftwerk and Can.
    1. DÜsseldorf
    2. La DÜsseldorf
    3. Silver Cloud
    4. Time
    La Dusseldorf
    $21.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Roedelius: Remixes Roedelius: Remixes Quick View

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    Roedelius: Remixes

    Hans-Joachim Roedelius is one of the prime movers in the strand of experimental music that emerged from 1970s Germany sometimes referred to as "kosmische music". As a founding member of the highly influential groups Cluster and Harmonia, he was part of a vibrant scene that included Neu!, Kraftwerk and Can. He started releasing solo work in 1978, combining his minimal piano style with electronic production details. In the 1990s he collaborated with Italian musicians Nicola Alesini (saxophone) and Fabio Capanni (guitar) in 'ambient jazz trio' Aquarello,who released three albums, the final installment being issued by All Saints. Whilst overseeing the reissue of a vast archive of seminal albums, Roedelius shows no signs of slowing down as he enters his eighth decade.
    1. Puente (Peaking Lights Remix)
    2. Remember (Hieroglyphic Being Remix)
    Roedelius
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  • Felt (Pre-Order) Felt (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Felt (Pre-Order)

    There are those in our ranks who are touting this new triumphant
    collection from Montreal's art-rock heroes SUUNS as the
    most outright grooved record they've made. But hold it right
    there. Not so fast. SUUNS have always had that deep groove
    on fucking lock, albeit oft-slithering within an austere and/or
    sneering veneer. Consider, if you will, how Kraftwerk had far
    more funk flowing through their wires and cables than most of
    we flesh bodies. Same goes for the necromancers of SUUNS.


    And their world class drummer Liam O'Neill has heroically
    accepted the challenge of playing in and around programmed
    beats like a diabolical, sentient metronome. O'Neill's kit is a bit
    more out front than it's been in a hot minute and he's as patient
    and ferocious as ever. Meanwhile, Singer/guitarist Ben Shemie's
    sourmilk deliver is as frightening and enchanting as ever, but
    now coming from some deep area that feels like a human heart.


    And as alluded to by its title and neon-warm album art, SUUNS'
    Felt is gonna make you feel things. You're gonna learn
    something about your body listening to cuts like on DJ Shadow-leaning,
    head-bobber "Look No Further" or "Make It Real,"
    which could be a radio signal of a lost Silver Apples cut - that
    is, before it becomes a doomsday siren breakup song. These
    four gentlemen could be making beats for 21 Savage or Migos.
    But for now, lucky for you, they're ruthlessly set on being one of
    the planet's finest, bravest bands.

    1. Look No Further
    2. X-ALT
    3. Watch You, Watch Me
    4. Baseline
    5. After the Fall
    6. Control
    7. Make It Real
    8. Daydream
    9. Peace and Love
    10. Moonbeams
    11. Materials
    Suuns
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  • Chants Chants Quick View

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    Chants

    Chants is the debut album by Seattle multi-instrumentalist / singer Nouela. Born to Norwegian & Korean parents, Nouela spent the first her first 11 years living in Korea and learning to love what her parents played - Beach Boys, Pet Shop Boys, Beatles, Kraftwerk, Monk, Mingus. Nouela spent her teens and early twenties fronting bands (Mon Frere, People Eating People) and recording & touring with other Seattle Bands (The Fall Of Troy, Say Hi, Schoolyard Heroes, Cursive). After working w/ some amazing musicians & producers Nouela decided to change things up and play most everything on Chants.
    1. Joke
    2. Buckle Down
    3. Fight
    4. Home
    5. Suckers
    6. Chants
    7. Secrets
    8. Joke Part II
    9. Doubts
    10. Regrets
    Nouela
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  • Minimalists Minimalists Quick View

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    Minimalists

    In the 1960s, something happened to classical music. A bold new American voice emerged, pushing away the intricate, atonal forms of the European avant-garde and drawing on the music that most people were actually listening to. The scene led to composers having bona fide hits (Reich's Music For 18 Musicians), and aiming to do so: Philip Glass's album 'Glassworks', which featured Façades, was created with the chief aim of appealing to a much wider audience. Glass added lyricism, power and brooding emotion to the minimalist sound, though he prefers to call his work 'repetitive structures.' You can trace a line from the pulsating, stripped-down sounds of Reich, Glass and Adams to the clarity and repetition of Kraftwerk, and on through just about every type of electronic music you could ever dance to.


    This limited-edition LP celebrates the state of minimalism 50 years after the movement broke down barriers in classical music.

    1. Adams - Shaker Loops - Shaking and Trembling
    2. Adams - Shaker Loops - Hymning Slews
    3. Adams - Shaker Loops - Loops and Verses
    4. Adams - Shaker Loops - A Final Shaking
    5. Glass - Façades
    6. Reich - Eight Lines
    Christopher Warren-Green
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  • Other People's Songs Vol. 1 Other People's Songs Vol. 1 Quick View

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    Other People's Songs Vol. 1

    Over the weekend of August 21-22, 2010, not long after Damien Jurado and Richard Swift first collaborated to produce Damien's 2010 record, Saint Bartlett, the pair hunkered down with a 4-track recorder and one Coles 4038 ribbon microphone to record a collection of cover songs that run the gamut from John Denver to Chubby Checker to Kraftwerk.


    The timing was perfect. On Other People's Songs Vol 1, we can see the scaffolding of what would become a creative turning point for the pair - later seen with the release of Damien Jurado's Maraqopa, the first record in his Maraqopa trilogy - less than 2 years later. The opening drum hits of Be Not So Fearful, the falsetto vocals of Sweetness, and the Spaghetti-Western swing of Radioactivity are, by now, hallmarks of the Jurado/Swift sound, but Other People's Songs Vol 1 is a transitional fossil, a marking of the pair's collaborative evolution.

    1. Be Not So Fearful
    2. Hello Sunshine
    3. Sweetness
    4. Sincere Replies
    5. If The Sun Stops Shinin'
    6. Follow Me
    7. Outside My Window
    8. Radioactivity
    9. Crazy Like A Fox
    Damien Jurado & Richard Swift
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    Gunnera

    Pfarmers is the new project from Danny Seim (Menomena, Lackthereof), Bryan Devendorf
    (The National), and Dave Nelson (David Byrne & St. Vincent, Sufjan Stevens).


    Danny and Bryan have been friends since The National and Menomena toured together
    in the early 2000s. Their paths crossed several times since then, most recently backstage
    at a festival, where Bryan showed Danny some severly damaged, synth-affected
    drumbeats he had recorded with his friend Dave, sho was currently playing horns in David
    Byrne's band. Shortly after, Pfarmers was born.


    According to Seim, "The record is about a dream I had where I'm reluctantly accepting a
    fear of drowning by focusing on being reincarnated as a giant Gunnera plant, which thrive
    on the banks of rivers (specifically the Jordan River i.e. the Biblical promised land) after I
    paint myself gold and sink to the bottom like the El Dorado of South American folklore."


    Despite the notoriety of it's members, Pfarmers sounds unlike anything they've produced
    before. The first track "Benthos" is a sprawling ambient piece comprised of looping,
    layered horns. The album then launches into a set of pop songs, reminiscent of Lackthereof
    (Danny's solo project), as played by Kraftwerk. Devendorf's trademark drum style is
    present, but here they're filtered so heavily as to sound mechanical. Seim contributes
    layered vocals, and thick bass brooves, while Nelson provides complex spatial arrangements.


    It's a diverse record, switching swiftly between catchy pop songs and long instrumental
    breaks. It's a rich and rewarding album, for those willing to dive in.

    1. Benthos
    2. You Shall Know The Spirit
    3. Work For Me
    4. El Dorado
    5. The Ol' River Gang
    6. How To Build A Tube
    7. Promised Land
    Pfarmers
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  • Many Levels of Laughter Many Levels of Laughter Quick View

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    Many Levels of Laughter


    Clear Vinyl


    The appeal of J. Fernandez and his music is summed up right there in the name - he's a bit mysterious. It isn't that he's hiding anything, he's only just revealing what he wants to, keeping the remainder close to his chest. Likewise, there's a certain, undeniable feeling associated with his songwriting, but describing it is easier said than done. That's because there are plenty of familiar touchstones and influences deep in the songs; intricately woven, Marquee Moon guitars, an affectless, Kraftwerk-ian singing style, psychedelic dissonance and melodic structures not entirely unlike The United States of America, and a modern warmth like Chris Cohen's work with The Curtains and Deerhoof. But, dropping these names doesn't adequately sum up what J. Fernandez has captured here. On Many Levels of Laughter, he's invited us into his own, very special, Universe. One that presumably exists only in his head, or at the very least in the Chicago bedroom where he recorded the album, alone.


    Giving yourself over to this record for 32-or-so minutes is a bit like agreeing to Gene Wilder's version of The Wondrous Boat Ride, you're going to experience things you don't expect. Some of it will be immediately wonderful, some of it will be confusing and magnificent. Only, instead of a nightmare-fueled, psychotropic freak-out, it feels more like a Brian Wilson daydream, magically stepping into the scraps of tape and interlude left on the cutting room floor once they finally got around to assembling SMiLE.


    -- Mike Adams

    1, Between The Channels
    2. Markers
    3. Read My Mind
    4. Casual Encounter
    5. Filled With Joy
    6. Holy Hesitation
    7. Souvenirs
    8. Apophis
    9. Melting Down
    J. Fernandez
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    The Idiot

    The Idiot is the debut solo album by American rock singer Iggy Pop. It was the first of two LPs released in 1977 which Pop wrote and recorded in collaboration with David Bowie. Sessions for the album were begun prior to the recording of the first installment in Bowie's Berlin Trilogy, Low (1977), and The Idiot has thus been called the unofficial beginning of Bowie's Berlin period. Drawing on the electronic sounds of German groups such as Kraftwerk, The Idiot is a departure from the hard rock of Pop's former band the Stooges and has been compared to Bowie's contemporaneous albums in its treated instrument sounds and introspective atmosphere.


    The album is regarded by critics as one of Pop's best works but is not generally considered representative of his output. Its title was inspired by Dostoyevsky's novel The Idiot, three of the participants in the recording-Bowie, Pop and Tony Visconti-being familiar with the book. The album has been characterized as a major influence on subsequent post-punk, industrial, and gothic artists.

    1. Sister Midnight
    2. Nightclubbing
    3. Funtime
    4. Baby
    5. China Girl
    6. Dum Dum Boys
    7. Tiny Girls
    8. Mass Production
    Iggy Pop
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  • Library Catalog Music Series Volume 7: Music For Paradise Armor Library Catalog Music Series Volume 7: Music For Paradise Armor Quick View

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    Library Catalog Music Series Volume 7: Music For Paradise Armor

    Instruments of Science & Technology's Richard Swift (born Ricardo Sigilfredo Olivarez Swift-Ochoa, 1977) lives in the NW region of the U.S. He's made lots of different music. He normally sings, but not here. Music for Paradise Armor was made on varying mediums, a Tascam 4-track, an Otari 50/50 8-track, a 16-track machine by Studer and computer by Macintosh. There are, what Swift calls, modern clickity-clacks, zzzoops s s s and the occasional bleep bleep blaaaaap here. These sounds aim to reflect tech-centric life in the West.


    When a broken finger hampered his ability to fret a guitar properly, Richard Swift returned to project B., an electronic endeavor titled Instruments of Science & Technology. Swift's second release under this moniker is a part of Asthmatic Kitty's Library Catalog Music series, and like the other volumes (which include contributions by Roberto Carlos Lange and James McAlister) it is comprised of meditative background instrumentals. Following format, Volume 7: Music for a Paradise Armor is a throwback to the spaced-out electronica and analog synthesizer sounds of the `70s. It's an unintrusive type of soundtrack that never demands attention, but washes by in a quick rush. Recorded using entirely analog equipment and tape machines (with some Mac Book assistance) the songs are filled with thumping ping-pong beats and synthesized textures that bear a resemblance to the deceptively complex soundscapes of Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk, or the Moog-style blips of circuit wizards Bruce Haack and Hot Butter. Comparatively, this outing is a little more ambient and sparse than the Music from the Films of R/Swift was, with an otherworldly German flavor. It's also other-timely; evoking a time when video games were played with paddles, presumably in a room with shag carpeting. ~ Jason Lymangrover

    1.((( Magic )))
    2.Clkclk
    3.Mt. Mountain
    4.The New Postukk
    5.Field Notes
    6.Nuux
    7.Chmchm
    8.Sh/Ln
    9.Studio J - Irvine, CA
    10.Dancecontestwinner
    11.Station Number Set
    12.Drndrn
    13.Old Hanshakes
    14.Even More Field Notes
    15.((( Lungs )))
    Instruments Of Science & Technology
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    9 Songs


    "Whole generations of basement-tape shenanigans are baked into their lurching, overdriven sound, alternatingly stripped-down and blown-out" - SPIN


    Take the 101 north out of Los Angeles, and you'll pass by Agoura Hills,where the core duo of
    the band Dub Thompson grew up. Whatever you see in that town won't readily prepare you for
    the music they wrote while there, but you're free to look.


    "Most everyone who's in a group who's our age lives on the Internet," says guitarist Matt Pulos.
    "The kinds of thingsthat have shaped our band aren't anchored to any one time or place."


    Pulos and his bandmate, drummer Evan Laffer, are currently both 19 years old, and are putting
    that line of thought to the test; their musical influences travel from the Midwestern malaise of
    Big Black and Pere Ubu, to Kraut pioneers Can and Kraftwerk, while bowing to the British
    belligerence of The Fall and This Heat.


    Recording the album while living with Foxygen's Jonathan Rado at his rented house in
    Bloomington, the band had its first taste of a heavy Indiana summer, and all the humidity and
    insect life that buzzes along with it. "We woke up every day, ate hard-boiled eggs and stood on
    a porch," says Pulos of the experience.


    Their first collection of songs slyly unties the shoes of genre and convention, shape shifts
    mischievously, and tramples on the promises delivered on the name itself.
    There are only eight songs on this rangy debut.


    Intense blasts of hook-filled noise rock ("Hayward!"), rock steady marionette stomp ("No
    Time"), hypnotic bouts of doomy poetics ("Epicondyles"), outlandishly sexy groove rock
    ("Dograces"), and a number of other bite-sized forays into parts unknown are made manifest
    across 9 Songs.


    The vibes are strong here. Pulos sings and plays like he's working out long-standing grudges,
    pulling the most sinewy tones from an acoustic guitar and ripping huge chunks of demon flesh
    out of his electric. Laffer matches him step for step on the drums, an exacting presence behind
    the kit who pushes even the band's more placid moments into bouts of tension. Together they
    succeed in animating their musical ideas to startling, almost unnatural life. Reverb units,
    keyboards,samples and processing gluing everything together,saturated in the August heat and
    worn in until they sound second nature, it's like somehow you've been listening to these songs
    forever.

    1. Hayward!
    2. No Time
    3. Epicondyles
    4. Dograces
    5. Mono
    6. 9 Songs
    7. Ash Wednesday
    8. Pterodactyls
    Dub Thomspons
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