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Bob Dylan (Mono) (Pre-Order)Bob Dylan On Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram Mono 45RPM 2LP From Mobile Fidelity
Understated 1962 Debut Launched Immeasurably Influential Career
Album Stands as Clearest Connection to Dylan's Purist Folk Roots
Ghosts of Woody Guthrie and Blues Legends Appear Throughout Recording of Originals and Covers
Mastered From The Original Master Tapes And Strictly Limited To 3,000 Copies
Mobile Fidelity Mono 45RPM 2LP Features Unparalleled Directness And Sound Dylan, Producers Originally Intended
Made when mono was still king, Bob Dylan's self-titled 1962 debut is as understated of an entrance as any significant musician as ever made. Already well-versed in American roots music, Dylan simultaneously pays homage to tradition and extends it by putting his own stamp on classic material that metaphorically functions as the soil of our contemporary songs and styles. Free of ego, and performed with masterful conviction, Bob Dylan ranks with the debut efforts of similar artistic giants Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones.
Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed at RTI, and strictly limited to 3,000 copies, Mobile Fidelity's restored 180g mono 45RPM 2LP analog version brings the contents of this seminal release as closest as they've ever come to master tape-quality in the original mono configuration. Transparent to the source, the simple sounds of Dylan's voice, acoustic guitar, and harmonica take on lifelike perspective and directness-the husk and bark to which Robert Shelton referred in his now-legendary New York Times review of a Dylan appearance at Gerde's Folk City. MoFi has made possible an inexpensive time-traveling trip back to the Greenwich Village coffeehouses and folk clubs in which Dylan cut his teeth, albeit in much better fidelity and without any annoying background chatter. Wider grooves mean more information reaches your ears.
As the preferred mix at the time of the recording, the mono version presents Dylan as he and his producers originally intended. Since the separation of the stereo versions isn't as sharp, the mono edition places Dylan's vocals in the heart of the musical action and as one with the accompaniment. It paints listeners an incredibly accurate portrait of the attention-getting, concrete mass of sound that features no artificial panning and straight-ahead immersion into the music. This is how almost everyone first heard this timeless album-making the mono mix all the more historically valuable and truthful.
Much has been made of the commercial indifference that greeted the album upon its low-key release. Yet focusing on sales figures and the reaction of a public not yet hip to Dylan's name or music is to miss the forest for the trees. Distinguished from the era's other folk efforts by way of the determination, brazenness, and lived-through-this worldliness Dylan approaches the material and sings the songs, Dylan lays the groundwork for the path he'd soon trailblaze and everyone else would follow.
By nodding to Woody Guthrie at the same time he completely re-imagines a sobering tune such as Blind Lemon Jefferson's See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, Dylan straddles the past and future. He also displays, with challenging authority and savant-like expertise, the ability to handle weighty topics such as death, sorrow, and lamentation with the vaudeville flair, bluesy mannerisms, and poignant command of an artist three times his age.
As Dylan scholar and pop-culture critic Greil Marcus observed in 2010, Everybody knew Joan Baez and the Kingston Trio; if you knew Bob Dylan, you knew something other people didn't, something that soon enough everybody had to know. Within a year, an album could put an adjective in front of the singer's name as if it were already common coin. It all starts here.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. You're No Good
2. Talkin' New York
3. In My Time of Dyin'
4. Man of Constant Sorrow
5. Fixin' to Die
6. Pretty Peggy-O
7. Highway 51
8. Gospel Plow
9. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
10. House of the Risin' Sun
11. Freight Train Blues
12. Song to Woody
13. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Heligoland (Pre-Order)Heligoland, named after a German archipelago, is the fifth regular studio album from the collaborative British music production duo Massive Attack. It was originally released in February of 2010 - seven years after the release of their previous non-soundtrack, standalone studio album, 100th Window.LP 1
1. Pray For Rain
3. Splitting The Atom
4. Girl I Love You
1. Flat Of The Blade
2. Paradise Circus
3. Rush Minute
4. Saturday Come Slow
5. Atlas Air$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Communique (45 RPM) (Pre-Order)
Smooth, Effortless, Relaxed, Tuneful, And Deceivingly Simple: Dire Straits' Communique Teems With Technical Perfectionism, Southern-Styled Grooves, And Low-Key Blues
Reference-Level Detail, Depth, Soundstaging, Balance, And Presence: Communique Has Never Sounded Better Than On Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP Version
Mark Knopfler's Mesmerizing Textures, Intricate Lines, And Crisp Tones Pair With Engaging Storytelling And Tight Rhythms: Every Song An Example Of Understated Virtuosity
The performances on Dire Straits' Communique are so smooth and effortless, they were originally criticized for replicating the blueprints of the band's breakout debut. Time, however, has a way of changing perspectives and exposing the truth. More than 35 years after its original release in June 1979, Communique rightfully takes its place as the group's most underrated record - a nine-track set spiked with engaging storytelling, relaxed vibes, and deceiving simplicity.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP set of Communique elevates Dire Straits' sophomore album to an even higher plane. Recorded in the Bahamas by Muscle Shoals veterans Barry Beckett and Jerry Wexler, the songs benefit from a laidback approach that makes guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler and company's stellar playing seem even more fluent - particularly when experienced on this collector's 45RPM version, on which the wider grooves allow for more detail retrieval and deeper musical insight.
Knopfler's mesmerizing guitar textures and composed vocals appear as if they're right in front of you, holding court amidst expansive soundstages and deep-black backgrounds. Details, imaging, and presence are on a level associated with the finest audiophile recordings. You'll be hard-pressed to find another LP with cleaner, pinpoint-accurate tones. Mobile Fidelity's LP also brings into transparent view Knopfler's seemingly perfect intricate lines as well as the simpatico accompaniment from his band mates. Whole, lively, and balanced, the bass and drums arrive with a solidity rarely heard on albums of this era. Communique has truly never sounded better.
Of course, the audiophile sonics mean little if the artistic content is lacking. Needless to say, Dire Straits' technical perfectionism and creative elan prevail throughout. Knopfler's penchant for sketching cynical characters is further developed on moody tracks like Where Do You Think You're Going and News, while Wexler's presence at the boards ensures the band keeps the rhythms extra tight. The quartet's low-key blues and swampy, Southern-styled grooves turn every song into an exercise in understated virtuosity.
Refusing to give into excess, magnetic tunes such as Lady Writer and Angel of Mercy split a fine line between insinuating and insisting. The group shows off a combination of control, virtuosity, and tunefulness that harkens back to a rock n' roll's classic period while also pointing the way ahead. Need indisputable evidence of Dire Straits' compositional strengths? Cue up the closing Follow Me Home on this pressing and get lost amidst the peacefulness of the gentle surf and chirping crickets that frame the song. Heavenly.
The sequence serves as additional proof that Communique remains one of the best-sounding rock records ever made.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Once Upon a Time in the West
3. Where Do You Think You're Going?
5. Lady Writer
6. Angel of Mercy
7. Portobello Belle
8. Single-Handed Sailor
9. Follow Me Home$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Lovesexy (Pre-Order)Lovesexy is the tenth full-length studio album by Prince. It was originally released worldwide in May 1988, 13 months after his previous album Sign O' The Times.
As an artistic statement, the initial release of the album was not split into tracks, but was instead tracked as one single 45:07 track, designed to be listened to as a whole (track titles were included, however). Later releases split the album into the nine named tracks, however.1. Eye No
2. Alphabet St.
3. Glam Slam
4. Anna Stesia
5. Dance On
7. When 2R In Love
8. I Wish U Heaven
9. Positivity$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
ADAD-NAP-6416xGod Is An Astronaut
Epitaph (Pre-Order)Ever since forming 16 years ago, Irish trio God Is An Astronaut has reigned as one of the premier instrumental groups. With its fusion of intense rock instrumentation, ethereal and emotional soundscapes, awe-inspiring dynamics and transfixing melodies.
Each of their prior releases has offered a breath taking sonic journey, and their ninth emotive opus, Epitaph, is a record that both sees a progression in their sound while still remaining true to their ethos that helped define the band. The cover artwork was painted by French artist Fursy Teyssier and fits the melancholic mood beautifully. Joined by long-time drummer Lloyd Hanney, contributions also come from Xenon Field on sound design and former member Jamie Dean on keys.
The opening title track 'Epitaph' sets the album`s mood. There is pain and loss at work here, but not pain and loss that are given in to. Sparse piano motifs face energetic rhythms, shimmering guitar coatings, and eruptions of dense fury breathe life into a journey of melancholic longing: there is the release experienced when a troubled existence ends in 'Mortal Coil' followed by the somber foreshadowing that is 'Winter Dusk/Awakening'.
The album changes direction slightly with 'Seánce Room' and the music on this highway is taking you someplace meaningful and special - someplace where near and far blur and stars weep over tragedies.
'Komorebi' is a word from Japanese. Think of the interplay between light and leaves when sunlight shines through trees.The song has a melancholic longing or nostalgia for a person, place or thing that is far away from you or about to slip away.
'Medea' references Greek mythology, and the enchantress who married Jason, leader of the Argonauts, only to be later guilty of filicide, a crime so against the natural order of things that you can imagine the stars in the sky weeping. It is not easy to confront such things, but this record and this band don't shirk the challenge.
Finally, the beautiful and hypnotic piece of music that is the album-closing 'Oisín' is in memory of Torsten and Niels' 7-year-old cousin who was tragically taken from this world. It distills into four minutes all the pain, sadness and longing felt by many over a much longer timeframe. A fitting end to an album that will move you deeply and call out to you to be revisited many times.1. Epitaph
2. Mortal Coil
3. Winter Dusk/Awakening
4. Seance Room
7. Oisín$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Homecoming (Pre-Order)In 1972, America delivered one of the biggest platinum albums in their extensive catalog with the amazing Homecoming. Featuring the ultimate California soft rock anthem Ventura Highway, this stunning album was a top ten charter, thanks to a plethora of hit singles including Only In Your Heart, Don't Cross The River as well as the aforementioned mega hit Ventura Highway.
Featuring the original trio line up of Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and the late Dan Peek, America's Homecoming continues to be played on classic rock and pop radio stations worldwide! Regarded as one of their finest works, the Lp continues with even more great album tracks like California Revisited, To Each His Own and Cornwall Blank.
The photography of the legendary Henry Diltz also graces the album cover elements, as the music within this masterwork sets the tone for what would become one of the greatest albums from the magical year of 1972.
Friday Music is pleased to announce another addition to our America/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl series with a welcome revisit to America's masterpiece Homecoming. Mastered impeccably from the Warner Bros. tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering, Homecoming is truly one of the finest albums to be re-released in the audiophile medium.
To enhance your America listening experience, the limited edition album will be presented in a striking gatefold cover, as well as including the fine mastering you have come to enjoy with Friday Music recordings.1. Ventura Highway
2. To Each His Own
3. Don't Cross
4. The River
5. Moon Song
6. Only In Your Heart
7. Till The Sun
8. Comes Up Again
9. Cornwall Blank
10. Head And Heart
11. California Revisited
12. Saturn Nights$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Workout (Pre-Order)Cut At 33 1/3 RPM By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes
Pressed On 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl LP By RTI
Top Quality Gatefold Packaging With Laminated Covers & High Quality Session Photos
In a word association game, the name "Hank Mobley" will often generate "Blue Note" and vice versa. While Mobley had a musical life beyond the Blue Note label including associations with Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis (the 1961 Quintet), it is for his Blue Note recordings that he rightfully most remembered. Mobley led 25 albums for Blue Note and appeared on over 30 others as a sideman. His consistency resulted in all of those recordings being recommended to hard bop collectors. Mobley's mastery of the style, his attractive tone, and his skill at writing songs that inspire memorable solos made him a perfect representative of the Blue Note sound. Even with his large number of great recordings, Workout is something special and a real standout. Joined by Grant Green, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones, Mobley creates brilliant statements on four of his best originals (including the soulful "Uh Huh" and "Greasin' Easy"), "The Best Things In Life Are Free" and "Three Coins In A Fountain." The passion in Mobley's playing is exciting and will surprise many. He takes wild chances that challenge the other all-stars, and he plays with a constant stream of creative ideas. Even collectors who own a dozen other Hank Mobley albums will have to get this version of Workout which, with its superb remastering, has never sounded better.
Limited Edition of Only 3500 Copies
Remastered from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes
Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Pressed on 180 gram Virgin Vinyl LP by RTI
Ultra-Durable, Extra Thick Album Jackets
Gatefold Album with Session Photos in stunning High Resolution
This title is not eligible for discount.$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
UNIM-ROU-7295xSteep Canyon Rangers
RADIO (Pre-Order)The Rangers - made up of guitarist Woody Platt, banjo player Graham Sharp, bassist Charles R. Humphrey III, mandolin player Mike Guggino, fiddle player Nicky Sanders and Mike Ashworth on the box kit - are working with Jerry Douglas as their producer on the project. Despite being well known as a bluegrass group, the band has also made an effort to being other genres into the mix on the new record.
Radio travels the dial from top to bottom, Sharp says. The album tunes into the rock channel for a little while, then the blues, then country, pop and, of course, bluegrass.1. Radio
2. Diamonds In The Dust
3. Simple Is Me
4. Blow Me Away
5. Blue Velvet Rain
6. Looking Glass
7. Down That Road Again
10. Long Summer
11. When The Well Runs Dry
12. Monumental Fool$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Come (Pre-Order)Come is the fifteenth full-length studio album by Prince. It was the last album of newly-recorded material to be released by Warner Bros. under the name Prince while he was under exclusive contract (although Warner Bros. released The Black Album only three months later, and would later also release The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale).
It was originally released worldwide in August 1994 (eleven months after The Hits 1, The Hits 2 and The Hits / The B-Sides compilations).1. Come
10. Orgasm$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Includes Fuck Them Featuring Method Man, Sneakers, Yae Yo and Power
Immobilarity is the second studio album and the follow-up to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx by Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon (a.k.a. The Chef). Raekwon has been cited as a pioneer of Mafioso rap and is the founder of his own label ICEH20 Records.
The producers Triflyn, The Infinite Arkatechz, and Six July Productions gave Immobilarity the same sounds which producer RZA gave to Raekwon's first album with ill beats and street lyrics.
Fellow rappers from the Wu-Tang Clan also appear on the album such as Method Man on Fuck Them, Power with the American Cream Team and The Table featuring Masta Killa. As a nice bonus attribute, there's even a solid Pete Rock produced track Sneakers with Raekwon's flowing rhymes.
Raekwon explained that the album title is an acronym for I Move More Officially by Implementing Loyalty and Respect in the Youth.
The album, which was originally released in 1999, reached to number 2 in the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number 4 on the US Billboard album charts and was certified gold by the RIAA.LP 1
1. Intro (Skit)
2. Yae Yo
4. 100 Rounds
5. Real Life
7. Skit No. 1
8. All I Got Is You Pt. II
10. Fuck Them
11. Skit No. 2
1. Live From New York
2. My Favorite Dred
4. The Table
7. Pop Shit
8. Heart To Heart
10. Outro$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Quintessence (Pre-Order)1976 Session Featuring Harold Land, Kenny Burrell, Ray Brown & Philly Joe Jones
Bill Evans was such a force as a trio pianist that people tend to overlook his quintet sessions. This 1976 date was one of Evans's personal favorites within that context. Featuring longtime friend Philly Joe Jones plus Harold Land, Kenny Burrell, and Ray Brown, the ensemble is stellar to say the least; and the players strike a comfortably creative groove on a program that includes originals by trumpeters Thad Jones and Kenny Wheeler, plus Burrell's blowing tune Bass Face.1. Sweet Dulcinea Blue
3. Second Time Around
4. A Child Is Born
5. Bass Face$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
First Pressing Of 1000 Individually Numbered Copies On Transparent Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Seven is the seventh studio album by Soft Machine, released in 1973. Roy Babbington, who had previously contributed to Fourth and Fifth on double bass as a session musician, replaced Hugh Hopper on bass guitar, who left to begin a solo career.
Their unique take on jazz rock was groundbreaking. Seven is a highly diverse album combining minimal, spacey elements and some great instrumental jamming. It was also the last of their studio releases to carry a numbered title.1. Nettle Bed
2. Carol Ann
3. Day's Eye
4. Bone Fire
8. Penny Hitch
10. Down The Road
11. The German Lesson
12. The French Lesson$38.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
PERCEPTION (Pre-Order)NF is back with his third album in three years, Perception. Teaming up with several A-list songwriters and
producers, NF has carefully crafted what is nothing short of a masterpiece. Delivering the same honest lyrical
content and emotion that NF has become known for, Perception invites us further into the mind of an artist who is
clearly just getting started. Featuring the tracks "One Hundred" (as heard on HBO's Ballers,) "Outro," "Green
Lights," and the single "Let You Down."1. Intro III
3. 10 Feet Down (feat. Ruelle)
4. Green Lights
6. Let You Down
8. My Life
9. You're Special
10. If You Want Love
11. Remember This
14. 3 A.M.
15. One Hundred
16. Outro Lyrics$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Lament (Pre-Order)Ultravox are a British new band who emerged as one of the primary influences on the British electro-pop movement of the early '80s. Following frontman John Foxx's departure, Midge Ure took over as lead singer, guitarist and frontman in 1980 after he and keyboardist Billy Currie worked in the studio project Visage. Ure steered it to commercial chart success including seven Top Ten albums and seventeen Top 40 singles in the UK.1. White China
2. One Small Day
3. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
5. White China (Special Mix)
6. One Small Day (Extended Mix)
7. Man Of Two Worlds
8. Heart Of The Country
9. When The Time Comes (I'll Cry...)
10. A Friend I Call Desire
11. Lament (Extended Mix)$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Pluto, although not necessarily one of those bands who spring immediately to mind as having been a seminal influence on the weaving of rock music's tapestry, remain an excellent if little-known and much-underrated band.
The band's only album Pluto (originally released on the Dawn label back in November 1971) has, during the latter half of the '90s, become a much sought-after item in the ever-expanding underground/progressive sector of the record collectors' market. Conceived initially by guitarist Paul Gardner and taking their name from the Disney cartoon character, they were formed in North London in 1970. The key members were Gardner and Alan Warner, two highly experienced campaigners from widely disparate musical backgrounds.
The album is a nice mix of hard rock, progressive rock, and blues-rock elements. The songwriting is pretty solid and there are no fillers included. This lone Pluto LP is easy to recommend for those who like the early 70's hard rock bands.1. Crossfire
2. And My Old Rocking Horse
3. Down And Out
4. She's Innocent
5. Road To Glory
6. Stealing My Thunder
7. Beauty Queen
8. Mister Westwood
9. Rag A Bone Joe
10. Bare Lady$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
UNIM-SPI-7412xDiablo Swing Orchestra
Pacifisticuffs (Pre-Order)Diablo Swing Orchestra is a Swedish avant-garde metal band formed in 2003.
The band mixes numerous influences from heavy metal, various metal subgenres including progressive and
symphonic, classical music, and jazz.
Pacifisticuffs is the band's fourth studio album.1.Knucklehugs (Arm Yourself With Love)
2.The Age Of Vulture Culture
4.Vision Of The Purblind
5.Lady Clandestine Chainbreaker
7.Pulse Of The Incipient
8.Ode To The Innocent
12.Climbing The Eyewall
13.Porch Of Perception$25.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Technology (Pre-Order)Don Broco - Technology1. Technology
2. Stay Ignorant
3. T-Shirt Song
4. Come Out To LA
6. The Blues
11. Got To Be You
12. Good Listener
14. Something To Drink$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Melodrama (Pre-Order)Melodrama is the second studio album by New Zealand singer Lorde.1. Green Light
2. Sober [Explicit]
3. Homemade Dynamite [Explicit]
4. The Louvre
6. Hard Feelings/Loveless [Explicit]
7. Sober II (Melodrama) [Explicit]
8. Writer In The Dark
10. Liability (Reprise) [Explicit]
11. Perfect Places [Explicit]$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Ravensburg (Pre-Order)One of the pleasures of Eick's previous album was hearing his vaulting trumpet supported by violin, an instrumental
combination further developed here. And in addition the instrumentations is further shored up by additional
percussion. Eick is in great form as a writer on this showing, deploying driving rhythm at the bottom end of his music
and soaring melody at the top in this series of pieces which add up to a kind of collective family portrait.1.Family
8.For My Grandmothers$25.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
UNIM-ECM-1851xAndy Sheppard Quartet
Romaria (Pre-Order)Andy Sheppard's quartet extends the musical explorations begun on the 2015 release Surrounded By Sea, an
album praised by TÉlÉrama for its "poignant serenity." In this new program of compositions by Sheppard (plus the
title track by Brazilian singer-songwriter Renato Teixeira), the drones and washes of Eivind Aarset's guitar and
electronics - aided by the generous acoustics of Lugano's Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI - help to establish a climate in
which improvisation can take place.1. And A Day ...
4. They Came From The North
6. With Every Flower That Falls
7. All Becomes Again
8. Forever ...$25.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Pulse/Quartet (Pre-Order)Nonesuch releases Steve Reich's Pulse / Quartet. Pulse (2015) is performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)-an artist collective committed to transforming the way music is created and experienced-and Quartet (2013) is played by the Colin Currie Group, an ensemble led by percussionist Colin Currie that specializes in the music of Steve Reich; these are also the ensembles that gave the world premiere performances of the respective works.
Reich says, Pulse, for winds, strings, piano and electric bass, was completed in 2015 and was, in part, a reaction to Quartet, in which I changed keys more frequently than in any previous work. In Pulse I felt the need to stay put harmonically and spin out smoother wind and string melodic lines in canon over a constant pulse in the electric bass and or piano. From time to time this constant pulse is accented differently through changing hand alternation patterns on the piano. All in all, a calmer more contemplative piece.
He continues, Quartet, when mentioned in the context of concert music, is generally assumed to mean string quartet. In my case, the quartet that has played a central role in many of my pieces (besides the string quartet) is that of two pianos and two percussion. It appears like that or in expanded form with more pianos or more percussion in The Desert Music; Sextet; Three Movements; The Four Sections; The Cave; Dance Patterns; Three Tales; You Are (Variations); Variations for Vibes, Pianos and Strings; Daniel Variations; Double Sextet; and Radio Rewrite. In Quartet, there is just this group alone: two vibes and two pianos.
The piece is one of the more complex I have composed. It frequently changes key and often breaks off continuity to pause or take up new material. Though the parts are not unduly difficult, it calls for a high level of ensemble virtuosity. The form is one familiar throughout history: fast, slow, fast, played without pause. The slow movement introduces harmonies not usually found in my music.
Steve Reich has been called our greatest living composer (New York Times) and the most original musical thinker of our time (New Yorker). His path has embraced not only Western Classical music, but the structures, harmonies, and rhythms of non-Western and American vernacular music, particularly jazz. There's just a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history and Steve Reich is one of them, states the Guardian. In April 2009 Steve Reich was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his composition Double Sextet. Nonesuch has released twenty-three Steve Reich albums, beginning in 1985 with The Desert Music and including two box sets; his most recent album was Radio Rewrite (2014).1. Pulse
2. Quartet: I. Fast
3. Quartet: II. Slow
4 . Quartet: III. Fast$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Gold Colored Vinyl
Like all great rock bands, Crematory have based their success on the creativity of a well-rehearsed songwriting team. With Germany's leading gothic metal act, it's drummer Markus JÜllich in collaboration with the producer of each individual album that's kept the group's compositions on course for more than 25 years. At the same time, Markus JÜllich has enough experience to know that the band's evolvement depends on fresh ideas and new influences. So, by enlisting guitarists Tosse Basler and Rolf Munkes and, soon after, bassist Jason Mathias he has ensured that the band has remained contemporary and diverse ever since their 2016 release Monument, reaping the fruits his efforts on the new album Oblivion. "In particular, the sound and the selection of songs reflect the impact our three new band members have had," comments Markus JÜllich. "Tosse is a fantastic rhythm guitarist who adds even more diversity to the material with his clean vocals, and our lead guitarist Rolf enhances the record with his solos. Jason has added lots of drive to the deep frequencies, which is why we've consciously opted for a loud mix of the bass parts." Along with his wife Katrin (keyboards & samples) and vocalist Felix Stass, the three new additions are important factors that ensure that Crematory find themselves in a contemporary and forward-looking position in 2018.
In fact, the band went one step further on Oblivion: while Markus JÜllich and producer Kristian Bonifer were busy working on the basics of their new recording at the Kohlekellerstudio, Stefan Glass, Dirk Riegner and Walter Stobbe were asked to contribute additional input to the creative process. "Dirk comes from the indie genre and helped to add an important new nuance to the characteristic Crematory approach," Markus JÜllich explains. "Stefan Glass is a specialist for orchestral arrangements and Walter Stobbe is a real riff virtuoso on the guitar." The result is thoroughly compelling as well as ingenious. Crematory's unmistakable style manifests itself on programmatic numbers such as ´Ghost Of The Past` and ´Revenge Is Mine`, but also on the anthemnic ´Wrong Side` and the melancholy title track. The Stefan Glass-inspired orchestral arrangements can be heard on the dark opener ´Salvation` as well as on ´Until The Dawn`, ´Blessed` and ´For All Of Us`. Walter Stobbe's penchant for heavy metal features on ´Cemetary Stillness` and on the album's impressive finale ´Demon Inside`.
Crematory have rarely sounded as multi-faceted and timeless as on Oblivion. The group's classic trademarks, such as Felix Stass's deep growls, are still present, at the same time new influences emphasise their great commercial potential. Markus JÜllich: "So far we've had a special motto to set the direction of each of our albums, but Oblivion simply combines all our strengths and experience. Over the years we've learned to blend different styles into the typical Crematory sound without ever losing sight of the importance of playing in a way that benefits our music. The motto "less is more" applies to our compositions 100 per cent. Crematory songs never lose themselves in exaggerated effects but always go the whole hog. That's partly due to the fact that we've remained very much down-to-earth."1. Expectation
3. Ghost Of The Past
4. Until The Dawn
5. Revenge Is Mine
6. Wrong Side
7. Stay With Me
8. For All Of Us
11. Cemetary Stillness
13. Demon Inside$19.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Golden (Pre-Order)'Golden' is Kylie's first studio album in four years and her fourteenth studio album in a record breaking career. The album was mainly recorded in Nashville, which was a first for Kylie, a fact which couldn't help but inform the sound - albeit in Kylie's superlative pop style. This record is one of Kylie's most personal to date - with every song on 'Golden' co-written by Minogue.1. Dancing
2. Stop Me From Falling
4. A Lifetime to Repair
5. Sincerely Yours
6. One Last Kiss
7. Live a Little
8. Shelby '68
9. Radio On
11. Raining Glitter
12. Music's Too Sad Without You (with Jack Savoretti)$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Mindfucker (Pre-Order)MONSTER MAGNET put the pedal to the metal with "MINDFUCKER", their 11th record. In
terms of power driven Stoner Rock these gentlemen from New Jersey belong to the measure of
all things. But "MINDFUCKER" is different, a step forward and a step back at the same time to
the almighty roots of beat music. Dave manipulates his guitar with rich virility and the drive of
his shifty soul.
Wyndorf seeks and finds: Timeless songs, kindled by the unpretentious Protopunk
era. "MINDFUCKER" pumps and scratches at every turn! Dave fires off piercing calls over
neckbreaking guitar work and whirlwinds of psychedelic solos. All things are in constant motion
with a sound of groovy straightforwardness, always heading for the essence of „the" song. „Why
you gonna fuck with my head?", screams Wyndorf their credo in the title track. Up tempo, savage
in both sound and spirit, MINDFUCKER is the real deal!LP 1
1. Rocket Freak
4. I'm God
7. Want Some
1. All Day Midnight
2. When The Hammer Comes Down
3. You Can't Be Trusted (Sky Saxon And The Seeds Cover) [Bonus Track]
4. Utopia (Bonus Track)
Etching on Side D$23.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now