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  • The Sopranos Soundtrack (Colored Vinyl) The Sopranos Soundtrack (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    The Sopranos Soundtrack (Colored Vinyl)

    Red with Black Smoke Colored Vinyl


    Available On Vinyl For The First Time Ever! Mastered For Vinyl And Lacquers Created By Kevin Gray, Pressed On 180 Gram Limited Edition Vinyl.


    Imagine an album that could contain tracks by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Elvis Costello, as well as Frank Sinatra, Cream, and Van Morrison. That's part of the lineup on this various-artists sampler of music used in the television series The Sopranos, music that dates from each of the last five decades of the 20th century, from Bo Diddley's 1950s hit ''I'm a Man'' to Eurythmics' ''I've Tried Everything'' from their 1999 reunion album, Peace. Familiar songs like Sinatra's ''It Was a Very Good Year'' are given a new flavor by being sequenced between very different yet oddly complementary songs. The most interesting moments, however, come with the less familiar material -- cast member ''Little Steven'' Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul's ''Inside of Me,'' Elvis Costello & the Attractions' live take on ''Complicated Shadows,'' Wyclef Jean's rap over Sly & the Family Stone's ''Family Affair'' on ''Blood Is Thicker Than Water,'' which refers specifically to the mafia family story line of the show. The result sounds like an hour with the radio station of your dreams, which is what this kind of album aspires to be. ~ AllMusic Review by William Ruhlman

    LP1
    1. A3 - Woke Up This Morning
    2. R.L. Burnside - It's Bad You Know
    3. Frank Sinatra - It Was A Very Good Year
    4. Bob Dylan - Gotta Serve Somebody
    5. Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul - Inside Of Me
    6. Cream - I Feel Free
    7. Them Featuring Van Morrison - Mystic Eyes


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    1. Bruce Springsteen - State Trooper
    2. Bo Diddley - I'm A Man
    3. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Complicated Shadows
    4. Nick Lowe - The Beast In Me
    5. Los Lobos - Viking
    6. Wyclef Jean - Blood Is Thicker Than Water
    7. Eurythmics - I've Tried Everything

    Various Artists
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  • Shaker Notes Shaker Notes Quick View

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    Shaker Notes

    Paul White has long established himself as an acclaimed hip-hop producer, but on his debut LP for R&S Records he expands his horizons with the most personal music of his career to date. With the sampler laid aside, the South Londoner emerges as a multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer as he charts the intoxication, heartbreak and ultimate triumph of a grand love affair.
    1. Intro
    2. All We Know
    3. Where You Gonna Go
    4. Honey Cats
    5. Wait and See
    6. Running on a Rainy Day
    7. Fighting to Dance
    8. Is It Up To Us
    9. Sitting in Circles
    10. Numbers of Change
    11. Shaker Notes
    Paul White
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  • Critical Beatdown Critical Beatdown Quick View

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    Critical Beatdown

    Critical Beatdown is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Ultramagnetic MCs. Production for the album was handled primarily by the group's rapper and producer Ced-Gee, who employed an E-mu SP-1200 sampler as the album's main instrument. Music journalists have noted the album for its innovative production, funk-based samples, self-assertive themes, ingenious lyricism, and complex rhyme patterns.
    1. Watch Me Now
    2. Ease Back
    3. Ego Trippin' (MC's Ultra Remix)
    4. Moe Luv's Theme
    5. Kool Keith Housing Things
    6. Traveling At The Speed Of Thought (Remix)
    7. Feelin' It
    8. One Minute Less
    9. Ain't It Good To You
    10. Funky (Remix)
    11. Give The Drummer Some
    12. Break North
    13. Critical Beatdown
    14. When I Burn
    15. Ced-gee (Delta Force One)
    Ultramagnetic MC's
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  • I Will Say Goodbye (Pre-Order) I Will Say Goodbye (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    I Will Say Goodbye (Pre-Order)

    Bill Evans' ironically titled final recording for Fantasy Records is considered to be one of his best. The GRAMMY® Award-winning 1979 effort is a glorious sampler of several composers who inevitably inspired the pianist - including Michel Legrand, Burt Bacharach and Johnny Mandel - in a program where variety is achieved while peak inspiration is sustained. With Eddie Gomez and Eliot Zigmund.
    1. I Will Say Goodbye
    2. Dolphin Dance
    3. Seascape
    4. Peau Douce
    5. Nobody Else But Me
    6. I Will Say Goodbye (Take 2)
    7. The Opener
    8. Quiet Light
    9. A House is Not a Home
    10. Orson's Theme
    Bill Evans Trio
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  • Saddle Creek 50 Saddle Creek 50 Quick View

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    Saddle Creek 50

    Omaha's Saddle Creek turns 50 with a double disc sampler featuring one previously released track as well as one new and exclusive track each from Azure Ray, Bright Eyes, Cursive, Desaparecidos, The Faint, The Good Life, Mayday, Now It's Overhead, Rilo Kiley, Son Ambulance, and Sorry About Dresden. Disc one is enhanced with all 45 of Saddle Creek's online weekly movies from 2002. Note: the LP only contains the 11 new songs and not the 11 previously released tracks.
    Side One


    01. The Faint - Take Me to the Hospital
    02. Rilo Kiley - Jenny, You're Barely Alive
    03. Now It's Overhead - Dark Cycle
    04. Cursive - Nonsense
    05. Son, Ambulance - The Moral of Rosa, Parolee


    Side Two


    06. Desaparecidos - Popn' Off at the F
    07. Azure Ray - Beautiful Things Can Come From The Dark
    08. The Good Life - Aftercrash
    09. Sorry About Dresden - People Have Parties
    10. Mayday - Pond Love
    11. Bright Eyes - One Foot In Front of the Other

    Various Artists
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  • Endtroducing Endtroducing Quick View

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    Endtroducing

    What resonated about Endtroducing when it was released in 1996, and what makes it still resonate today, is the way in which it loosens itself from the mooring of the known and sails off into an uncharted territory that seems to exist both in and out of time. Davis is not only a master sampler and turntablist supreme, he is also a serious archeologist with a world-thirsty passion for seeking out, uncovering and then ripping apart the discarded graces of some other generation, that pile of broken dreams, and sewing them back together into a tapestry of chronic bleakness and beauty. - Eliot Wilder
    1. Best Foot Forward
    2. Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt
    3. The Number Song
    4. Changeling
    5. What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 4)
    6. Untitled
    7. Stem/Long Stem

    8. Mutual Slump
    9. Organ Donor
    10. Why Hip-Hop Sucks In '96
    11. Midnight In A Perfect World
    12. Napalm Brain/Scatter Brain
    13. What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1 - Blue Sky Revisit)
    DJ Shadow
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  • Neil Young Greatest Hits Neil Young Greatest Hits Quick View

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    Neil Young Greatest Hits

    After all these years we finally get a Greatest Hits which could be thought of more as a sampler of his many Hits even though it comes as a 2 LP
    set with a bonus 7 single (Sugar Mountain (mono version) / The Loner). This was cut from complied 30 ips analog master tapes prepared by John Nowland at Neil Young's Redwood Ranch Studios and mastered and cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. After listening tests at the Ranch Neil Young decided that Classic's 180g Super Vinyl Profile was to be used exclusively for this long anticipated release which includes favorites such as Cinnamon Girl, Helpless, Comes A Time, Harvest Moon among others. This LP belongs in every collection - enough said.


    Pressed at Pallas

    1. Down By The River - from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, 1969
    2. Cowgirl In The Sand - from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, 1969
    3. Cinnamon Girl - from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, 1969
    4. Helpless - with Crosby, Stills and Nash, from DÉjà Vu, 1970
    5. After The Gold Rush - from After The Goldrush, 1970
    6. Only Love Can Break Your Heart - from After The Goldrush, 1970)
    7. Southern Man - from After The Goldrush, 1970)
    8. Ohio - with Crosby, Stills and Nash, from Four Way Street, 1971
    9. The Needle and the Damage Done - from Harvest, 1972
    10. Old Man - from Harvest, 1972
    11. Heart Of Gold - from Harvest, 1972
    12. Like A Hurricane - from American Stars 'n' Bars, 1977
    13. Comes A Time - from Comes A Time, 1978
    14. Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black) - from Rust Never Sleeps, 1979
    15. Rockin' In The Free World - from Freedom, 1989
    16. Harvest Moon - from Harvest Moon, 1992
    Neil Young
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl + Bonus 7 - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • 2, 3, 4 2, 3, 4 Quick View

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    2, 3, 4

    This unique session contains five selections from a date featuring the great tenor Coleman Hawkins, pianist Hank Jones, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Shelly Manne. Both Take the 'A' Train and Cherokee find the group at times playing two tempos at once and showing that they had heard some of the avant-garde players. The most swinging piece, Avalon, was previously available only on a sampler while Me and Some Drums features Hawkins and Manne in a very effective duet with the veteran tenor making his only recorded appearance on piano during the first half. The set is rounded out by a pair of trio features for Eddie Costa (with Duvivier and Manne); one song apiece on vibes and drums. A very interesting set with more than its share of surprises.


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    1. Take the A Train
    2. The Sicks of Us
    3. Slowly
    4. Lean on Me
    5. Cherokee
    6. Me and Some Drums
    Shelly Manne
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Sopranos Soundtrack (Pre-Order) The Sopranos Soundtrack (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    The Sopranos Soundtrack (Pre-Order)

    Pressed On 2x 180 Gram Limited Edition Transparent Red Colored Vinyl.


    Mastered For Vinyl And Lacquers Created By Kevin Gray


    Imagine an album that could contain tracks by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Elvis Costello, as well as Frank Sinatra, Cream, and Van Morrison. That's part of the lineup on this various-artists sampler of music used in the television series The Sopranos, music that dates from each of the last five decades of the 20th century, from Bo Diddley's 1950s hit ''I'm a Man'' to Eurythmics' ''I've Tried Everything'' from their 1999 reunion album, Peace. Familiar songs like Sinatra's ''It Was a Very Good Year'' are given a new flavor by being sequenced between very different yet oddly complementary songs. The most interesting moments, however, come with the less familiar material -- cast member ''Little Steven'' Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul's ''Inside of Me,'' Elvis Costello & the Attractions' live take on ''Complicated Shadows,'' Wyclef Jean's rap over Sly & the Family Stone's ''Family Affair'' on ''Blood Is Thicker Than Water,'' which refers specifically to the mafia family story line of the show. The result sounds like an hour with the radio station of your dreams, which is what this kind of album aspires to be. ~ AllMusic Review by William Ruhlman

    LP1
    1. A3 - Woke Up This Morning
    2. R.L. Burnside - It's Bad You Know
    3. Frank Sinatra - It Was A Very Good Year
    4. Bob Dylan - Gotta Serve Somebody
    5. Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul - Inside Of Me
    6. Cream - I Feel Free
    7. Them Featuring Van Morrison - Mystic Eyes


    LP2
    1. Bruce Springsteen - State Trooper
    2. Bo Diddley - I'm A Man
    3. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Complicated Shadows
    4. Nick Lowe - The Beast In Me
    5. Los Lobos - Viking
    6. Wyclef Jean - Blood Is Thicker Than Water
    7. Eurythmics - I've Tried Everything

    Various Artists
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  • Good Humor (Awaiting Repress) Good Humor (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Good Humor (Awaiting Repress)

    This reissue of 'Good Humor' is the first time the LP will be available physically in the US since it was released in 1998. A major turning point for the band, 'Good Humor' found the group recording in Malmö, Sweden and replacing their samplers and synths with guitars and horns. Produced by Tore Johansson (The Cardigans), their acoustic turn only magnified the slickness and pop-instincts of Saint Etienne.
    1. Wood Cabin
    2. Sylvie
    3. Split Screen
    4. Mr. Donut
    5. Goodnight Jack
    6. Lose That Girl
    7. The Bad Photographer
    8. Been So Long
    9. Postman
    10. Erica America
    11. Dutch TV
    Saint Etienne
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  • Centipede Hz Centipede Hz Quick View

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    Centipede Hz

    Centipede Hz was co-produced by Animal Collective and Ben H. Allen III and recorded at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo TX (outside of El Paso) by Ben H. Allen III and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta, GA by Ben H. Allen III.



    Centipede Hz is the tenth full length Animal Collective album following the widely celebrated Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009) and also the first since Strawberry Jam (2007) to feature all four original band members: Avey Tare, Panda Bear, Geologist and Deakin. As the album's opening bars of drum crashes and radio interference on "Moonjock" immediately make clear, having returned as a four piece, Animal Collective have made their most widescreen and fully realized music to date.


    Once touring for Merriweather Post Pavilion was concluded at the end of 2009, Animal Collective released their visual album Oddsac on DVD. The film was also screened internationally at theaters and film festivals. The band created Transverse Temporal Gyrus, an installation for the Guggenheim Museum in New York City and subsequently released a 12" single of the performance and launched a website to distribute music from the event. The period between Merriweather Post Pavilion and Centipede Hz also saw the release of two solo albums: Avey Tare's Down There (2010) and Panda Bear's Tomboy (2011).


    Regrouping as a four piece with original member Deakin once more in the band, Animal Collective reconvened in their native Baltimore in January-March of 2011 to write material for Centipede Hz with a further session later in the year. Rather than swapping ideas over the internet and file-sharing Animal Collective were, for the first time in many years, exchanging ideas in the same room by playing live instruments.


    As a result Panda Bear returned to playing a sit-down drum kit for the first time since Here Comes The Indian (2003) and Geologist began playing live keyboards again. Along with using some of the samplers and sequencers with which they had previously been writing, the sound of Centipede Hz draws on the dynamics and energy of Animal Collective playing together as a band. The return of Deakin is at its most marked in "Wide Eyed," a song that he wrote, featuring his first ever lead-vocal performance and whose title captures the mood of Centipede Hz perfectly.


    Part of the inspiration for Centipede Hz included the band's memories of growing up listening to station announcements and commercials on the radio and imagining the after life of radio signals from the past, forgotten transmissions that are now lost in space and broadcasting music from other planets for other life forms. This is reflected in the sound of Centipede Hz, which features the white noise of radio interference and buried frequencies overlaid with the band's peerless melodic sensibilities and compositional methods. The result is a panoramic set of songs that shimmer with the confidence and wonder of Animal Collective's unique inner logic and the luminous warmth of their sound world.


    Animal Collective: Avey Tare (vocals, synthesizers, piano, guitar, sampler, sequencer, percussion); Panda Bear (vocals, drums, sampler, percussion); Deakin (vocals, baritone guitar, sampler, percussion); Geologist (sampler, synthesizers, piano, percussion) with: Dave Scher (Beachwood Sparks, All Night Radio) lap steel guitar on "Today's Supernatural," "New Town Burnout," "Pulleys," and "Gotham," and melodica on "Rosie Oh" and Riverside Middle School Choir, which sings on "Father Time" and "New Town Burnout."


    1. Moonjock
    2. Today's Supernatural
    3. Rosie Oh
    4. Applesauce
    5. Wide Eyed
    6. Father Time
    7. New Town Burnout
    8. Monkey Riches
    9. Mercury Man
    10. Pulleys
    11. Amanita
    Animal Collective
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  • Rooms Filled With Light Rooms Filled With Light Quick View

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    Rooms Filled With Light

    Rooms Filled With Light is the sophomore release from the London-based indie pop band Fanfarolo and follow-up to their internationally acclaimed 2009 debut Reservoir. The album marks a major step forward for Fanfarlo and finds the band incorporating new textures into their already eclectic sonic palette, replacing acoustic guitars with electric and using synths and samplers instead of mandolins and glockenspiels. Rooms Filled With Light retains the lyrical and musical themes of its predecessor while expanding upon them with increased dynamics and more emphasis on atmosphere. The 12-song set was produced by by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Gnarls Barkley) and engineered by award-winning producer/engineer David Wrench (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything, Beth Orton) at North Wales Bryn Derwen Recording Studio.
    1. Replicate
    2. Deconstruction
    3. Lenslife
    4. Shiny Things
    5. Tunguska
    6. Everything Turns
    7. Tightrope
    8. Feathers
    9. Bones
    10. Dig
    11. A Flood
    12. Everything Resolves
    Fanfarlo
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  • A Meal You Can Shake Hands With In The Dark (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) A Meal You Can Shake Hands With In The Dark (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    A Meal You Can Shake Hands With In The Dark (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)

    Pete Brown was a Londoner and a veteran of the underground scene. Born in 1940, he first came to prominence as a poet. He was just 14 when his first poem appeared in Evergreen Revue in the US. Then in the early sixties he worked alongside another British poet Mike Horowitz. His direct involvement with rock music came when he was asked to form a songwriting partnership with Jack Bruce to write lyrics for Cream and the partnership proceeded to produce the lyrics for many of their finest songs: Wrapping Paper, I Feel Free, Sunshine Of Your Love and White Room. After the demise of Cream, Brown continued to write with Bruce but also began his own recording career with The Battered Ornaments who included Chris Spedding. After an initial 45, which with its wailing saxes and effective vocals was underrated, the band recorded this album which was a mixture of jazz-rock and blues. Dark Lady, The Old Man and Station Song were among the fine tracks and the latter later got a further airing on the Before Singing Lessons compilation. Station Song and Dark Lady had earlier featured along with Travelling Blues on the ultra-rare promo-only Harvest Sampler in 1969.



    Brown then suffered the humiliation of being thrown out of the band the night before they had a Hyde Park gig with The Rolling Stones. Brown's response was to form a new band, Piblokto!



    This release breaks the long sides down to four sides of vinyl which enhances the sound quality considerably. Also of interest is that it has been mastered in the same studio at Abbey Road as was the initial release and from the same original analogue tape masters.




    Musicians:



    • Pete Brown (vocal, trumpet)

    • Nisar A. Khan (tenor saxophone)

    • Dick Heckstall-Smith (tenor saxophone)

    • Chris Spedding (guitar)

    • Charlie Hart (organ)

    • Butch Porter (bass)

    • Rob Tait (drums)

    • Pete Bailey (conga)




    Production: Andrew King and Dick Heckstall-Smith



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    LP1
    1. Dark Lady
    2. The Old Man
    3. Station Song
    4. The Politician


    LP2
    1. Rainy Taxi Girl
    2. Morning Call
    3. Sandcastle
    4. Travelling Blues (Or The New Used Jew's Dues Blues)

    Pete Brown
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  • Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth Quick View

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    Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth

    Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth is the the 1973 Stax debut and the only album released by The 24-Carat Black until a lost album, Gone: The Promises Of Yesterday, was finally released 35 years later. Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth is an underground soul classic, a cohesive 8 song concept album about the hardship of black urban life, produced and arranged by classically trained Detroit song writer Dale Warren, who was an orchestrator and arranger on the Isaac Hayes' albums Hot Buttered Soul, The Isaac Hayes Movement and ...To Be Continued among others.


    This album has been a hit among many samplers for decades including being used on these songs: Jay-Z - Can I Live Pt 2, Dr. Dre - Nas Is Coming, Eric B - In The Ghetto, Digable Planets - Cool Like Dat and Naughty by Nature - Poverty's Paradise.

    1. Synopsis One: In The Ghetto/God Save The World
    2. Poverty's Paradise
    3. Brown-Baggin'
    4. Synopsis Two: Mother's Day
    5. Mother's Day
    6. Foodstamps
    7. Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth
    8. 24-Carat Black (Theme)
    24 Carat Black
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  • Artificial Sweeteners Artificial Sweeteners Quick View

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    Artificial Sweeteners

    Few have offered such a bittersweet taste of pop through their career as Fujiya & Miyagi; underneath the sticky wrappers that have packaged their sugary synth lines and rich hooks since the turn of the Millennium, there's always been a grittier aftertaste. Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to rot your teeth on Artificial Sweeteners. Coming off their more live band-orientated fourth album, Ventriloquizzing, here they return to their roots, with an album that is their most overtly electronic since their mighty second release, 2006's Transparent Things, or even debut Electro Karaoke In The Negative Style. Reaching back to the influences that got them into dance music in the first place, beach parties, warehouse raves in their native Brighton, early Warp Records and Carl Craig, the group wrote at an unchartered prolificacy, revelling in digging out their old samplers and synths and sizing them up against the digital technology they continue to explore the limits of.
    1. Flaws
    2. Acid to my Alkaline
    3. Rayleigh Scattering
    4. Artificial Sweeteners
    5. Little Stabs at Happiness
    6. Tetrahydrofolic Acid
    7. Daggers
    8. Vagaries of Fashion
    9. A Sea Ringed with Visions
    Fujiya & Miyagi
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  • Adrian Younge Presents: The Delfonics (Discontinued) Adrian Younge Presents: The Delfonics (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Adrian Younge Presents: The Delfonics (Discontinued)

    The Delfonics is the quintessential sweet-soul group. Hailing from Philadelphia, the crew formed in the mid-'60s, with the definitive original lineup as lead
    vocalist and songwriter William Hart, his brother Wilbert Hart, and mutual high-school friend Randy Cain (later replaced by Major Harris). With the help of
    producer/arranger Thom Bell-and with William's signature falsetto-the Delfonics set the tone for all other sweet-soul groups that would follow.


    Between 1968 and 1974, the Delfonics had twenty charting singles and won a Grammy for their massive hit Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time). Out of
    their twenty hits, William Hart wrote or co-wrote eighteen of them, thirteen with collaborator Thom Bell, like La-La Means I Love You, He Don't Really
    Love You, and Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love).After five albums, the Delfonics would break up for good in 1975. Brothers William and
    Wilbert parted ways and over the years often toured separately with different forms of the group. But over forty years after writing his first hit, lead singer
    and songwriter William Hart has put his unmistakable falsetto back on analog tape and reinvented the Delfonics brand for a new generation.


    Los Angeles producer/composer Adrian Younge envisioned a modern-day Delfonics album and pitched the idea to William Hart, who hopped a plane from
    Philly to L.A. and began work on a new album. Younge helped to reshape the Delfonics by bringing on board two excellent young vocalists, Loren Oden
    and Saudia Mills-as well as Om'Mas Keith on the single Stop and Look (And You Have Found Love)-to work alongside William. Adrian Younge is a
    self-taught multi-instrumentalist who traded in his MPC sampler for a carefully curated studio of authentic gear. Younge rocketed to international
    recognition after composing the original score for the film Black Dynamite and has since release ground-breaking projects including The Souls of
    Mischief's "There Is Only Now" and Ghostface Killah's "Twelve Reasons to Die" concept albums.


    Younge brings a unique perspective on modern rhythm and blues. I was studying Delfonics stuff for years, Younge reveals. I studied Delfonics to do the
    Black Dynamite stuff. I've been a fan, and I've just studied their music for so long that when I got the opportunity to do this, it just really blew my mind.
    From the very beginning, it was Younge's intention to create an old-school Delfonics vibe but offer a very hip-hop-informed perspective. There are
    distinguishing musical elements that Delfonics fans will recognize, like the electric sitar guitar, the French horn, string arrangements, and the tympani. I
    want people to expect something classic but not expect to hear the same thing rehashed, Younge says. I want to push it forward. William and I strived to
    push this forward.


    Younge now makes this breath-taking musical outing available once again on his own Linear Labs imprint.

    1. Stop And Look (And You Have Found Love)
    2. Lost Without You
    3. True Love
    4. Silently
    5. Enemies
    6. To Be Your One
    7. Stand Up
    8. Just Love
    9. So In Love With You
    10. I Can't Cry No More
    11. Lover's Melody
    12. Party's Over
    13. Life Never Ends
    The Delfonics
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  • Adrian Younge Presents: The Delfonics: Instrumentals Adrian Younge Presents: The Delfonics: Instrumentals Quick View

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    Adrian Younge Presents: The Delfonics: Instrumentals

    Linear Labs Now Brings You Adrian Younge Presents: The Delfonics In A Never Before Issued Instrumental Edition


    The Delfonics is the quintessential sweet-soul group. Hailing from Philadelphia, the crew formed in the mid-'60s, with the definitive original lineup as lead
    vocalist and songwriter William Hart, his brother Wilbert Hart, and mutual high-school friend Randy Cain (later replaced by Major Harris). With the help of
    producer/arranger Thom Bell-and with William's signature falsetto-the Delfonics set the tone for all other sweet-soul groups that would follow.


    Between 1968 and 1974, the Delfonics had twenty charting singles and won a Grammy for their massive hit Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time). Out of
    their twenty hits, William Hart wrote or co-wrote eighteen of them, thirteen with collaborator Thom Bell, like La-La Means I Love You, He Don't Really
    Love You, and Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love).After five albums, the Delfonics would break up for good in 1975. Brothers William and
    Wilbert parted ways and over the years often toured separately with different forms of the group. But over forty years after writing his first hit, lead singer
    and songwriter William Hart has put his unmistakable falsetto back on analog tape and reinvented the Delfonics brand for a new generation.


    Los Angeles producer/composer Adrian Younge envisioned a modern-day Delfonics album and pitched the idea to William Hart, who hopped a plane from
    Philly to L.A. and began work on a new album. Younge helped to reshape the Delfonics by bringing on board two excellent young vocalists, Loren Oden
    and Saudia Mills-as well as Om'Mas Keith on the single Stop and Look (And You Have Found Love)-to work alongside William. Adrian Younge is a
    self-taught multi-instrumentalist who traded in his MPC sampler for a carefully curated studio of authentic gear. Younge rocketed to international
    recognition after composing the original score for the film Black Dynamite and has since release ground-breaking projects including The Souls of
    Mischief's "There Is Only Now" and Ghostface Killah's "Twelve Reasons to Die" concept albums.


    Younge brings a unique perspective on modern rhythm and blues. I was studying Delfonics stuff for years, Younge reveals. I studied Delfonics to do the
    Black Dynamite stuff. I've been a fan, and I've just studied their music for so long that when I got the opportunity to do this, it just really blew my mind.
    From the very beginning, it was Younge's intention to create an old-school Delfonics vibe but offer a very hip-hop-informed perspective. There are
    distinguishing musical elements that Delfonics fans will recognize, like the electric sitar guitar, the French horn, string arrangements, and the tympani. I
    want people to expect something classic but not expect to hear the same thing rehashed, Younge says. I want to push it forward. William and I strived to
    push this forward.


    Younge now makes this breath-taking musical outing available once again on his own Linear Labs imprint.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Stop And Look (And You Have Found Love) [Instrumental]
    2. Lost Without You (Instrumental)
    3. True Love (Instrumental)
    4. Silently (Instrumental)
    5. Enemies (Instrumental)
    6. To Be Your One (Instrumental)
    7. Stand Up (Instrumental)
    8. Just Love (Instrumental)
    9. So In Love With You (Instrumental)
    10. I Can't Cry No More (Instrumental)
    11. Lover's Melody (Instrumental)
    12. Party's Over (Instrumental)
    13. Life Never Ends (Instrumental)
    The Delfonics
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    Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth

    Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth is the the 1973 Stax debut and the only album released by The 24-Carat Black until a lost album, Gone: The Promises Of Yesterday, was finally released 35 years later. Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth is an underground soul classic, a cohesive 8 song concept album about the hardship of black urban life, produced and arranged by classically trained Detroit song writer Dale Warren, who was an orchestrator and arranger on the Isaac Hayes' albums Hot Buttered Soul, The Isaac Hayes Movement and ...To Be Continued among others.

    This album has been a hit among many samplers for decades including being used on these songs: Jay-Z - Can I Live Pt 2, Dr. Dre - Nas Is Coming, Eric B - In The Ghetto, Digable Planets - Cool Like Dat and Naughty by Nature - Poverty's Paradise.

    1. Synopsis One: In The Ghetto/God Save The World
    2. Poverty's Paradise
    3. Brown-Baggin'
    4. Synopsis Two: Mother's Day
    5. Mother's Day
    6. Foodstamps
    7. Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth
    8. 24-Carat Black (Theme)
    24 Carat Black
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    No Mas

    One of the most notable acts to emerge this year: (They) have the incredible ability to create music that makes you happy. - LA Times.


    Javelin throw a party that sees nothing wrong with dropping crooked disco (On It On It), schoolyard funk (Intervales Theme), abstract R&B (Dep) and pitch-perfect pop (Mossy Woodland) in the same set. At least that's the way things unfold on Javelin's debut album, No Más, the eagerly-awaited follow-up to a self-released collection of demos (Jamz n Jemz) and a pair of limited Thrill Jockey 12-inches (Javelin, Number Two). It's as if Javelin were programmed to reproduce the golden age of every genre known to man, bouncing between samplers and strings, drum machines and drum sets, and a growing collection of guitars, horns and homemade thumb pianos. You read that right: Most of No Más' dusty 45 moments aren't lifted from actual record crates. They're painstakingly recreated, note by note, from the jukebox in Javelin's collective mind. So if you're trying to 'figure Javelin out', don't bother.

    1. Vibrationz
    2. Mossy Woodland
    3. Oh! Centra
    4. On It On It
    5. Intervales Theme
    6. We Ah Wi
    7. Tell Me What Will It Be?

    8. Moscow 1980
    9. The Merkin Jerk

    10. C Town
    11. Off My Mind

    12. Susie Cues

    13. Shadow Heart

    14. Dep
    15. Goal/Wide
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    The Diver

    Led Er Est emerged from a series of jam sessions that core members Shawn O'Sullivan and Sam De La Rosa started having in early 2007, using bass guitar, some cheap drum machines and synths. They were inspired to record music largely by '70s synth-prog, and '80s lo-fi electronic and industrial music.


    They recorded a number of songs at friend Will Burnett's studio that Fall. Their first officially released track was on the Wierd Records compilation, Analogue Electronic Music Vol II. Owen Hutchinson joined the band for their first live show at the Wierd party that December. In January of 2008, they released their first 7, a split with Excepter member Jon Porkchop aka SSPS.


    Throughout 2008 and 2009 they self-recorded their first album, Dust on Common, which Wierd Records released in Nov. of 2009. In the Spring of 2010, they toured Europe with Xeno and Oaklander, playing shows in the UK , Belgium, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Italy. Subsequently they released a 7 and then the May EP on Captured Tracks. Led Er Est did a brief west coast run with Soft Moon last fall and just played SXSW.


    On stage and in the studio Led Er Est create a thick wall of atmospheric soundscapes using vintage analog recording devices, samplers and synths while using sci-fi soundtracks and cold wave as reference points. Led Er Est's sophomore full-length album, The Diver, was mixed by Chris Coady and will be released courtesy of Sacred Bones Records.

    1. Animal Smear
    2. Housefire at Zumi's
    3. Kaiyo Maru
    4. The Diver
    5. Bladiator
    6. Agua Fuerte
    7. Arab Tide
    8. Divided Parallel
    9. Iron the Mandala
    10. La Lluvia y Memoria
    11. Sanetta
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    The Air Conditioned Nightmare

    The Air Conditioned Nightmare is the new album by
    Doldrums. The title was spawned by Henry Miller upon his
    return to the US after ten years as an expatriate. Keen to
    rediscover the country he left behind, Miller found it a
    stifling place of big business, pollution, credit, misinformation
    and prejudice. "Nowhere else in the world," wrote in his
    1945 collection of essays "is the divorce between man and
    nature so complete". The Air Conditioned Nightmare.


    Seventy years on and the book lends itself to the title of the
    anticipated second album by Doldrums, the band led by 25
    year old musician Airick Woodhead. On the follow-up to his
    2013 debut Lesser Evil (which yielded tours with Unknown
    Mortal Orchestra, Crystal Castles, Grimes and Purity Ring,
    and remixes for Peaking Lights, Grimes and Portishead), the
    DJ, producer and performer makes a sizeable leap from
    being darling of the Montreal warehouse creative explosion
    that gave the world the likes of Grimes, Majical Cloudz, Blue
    Hawaii to being a stand-alone artist and composer on the
    cusp of something quite special.


    Doldrums apply a punk rock ethos to electronic music,
    creating songs using samplers and DJ gear in place of
    guitars. Bold, anxious, dream-like, uplifting, glacial,
    hypnotic, constricting, expansive, alien - this is an album
    that is ever-changing. "Conflict is at the heart of this
    album," explains Airick. "There's a lot of paranoid sentiment
    and dystopian imagery in there. The threat of a mundane
    reality ties it together, as does an obsession with plasticity.
    Songs come from specific feelings or images. Anxiety is my
    default state."


    The Air Conditioned Nightmare is an album of texture and
    taste, an extra-sensory overload. Weaving through the mix
    are Woodhead's androgynous, tweaked vocals singing lyrics
    like voices down broken phone-lines. This is music born of
    the 21st century. The Air Conditioned Nightmare is an album
    that is punk rock in its DIY beginnings and militant commitment
    to originality. Ten snatched seconds is enough to pull
    you in. Ultimately,The Air Conditioned Nightmare stands
    alone. Doldrums have created something special. You need
    to hear it.

    1. HOTFOOT
    2. Blow Away
    3. Funeral for Lightning
    4. We Awake
    5. Video Hostage
    6. Loops
    7. iDeath
    8. My Friend Simjen
    9. Industry City
    10. Closer 2 U
    Doldrums
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    For Long Tomorrow

    For Long Tomorrow is the second full length album released by Japanese math rock band toe.


    Toe is one of the few post-rock bands out there that's easy to listen to. The band's sound is quite distinctive compared to their Western counterparts, preferring clean guitar settings and some choice effects in almost all of their songs. Unlike well-known post-rock bands like Sigur Rós and Explosions In the Sky, Toe's music can be described as light and melodic, with rare instances of distortion and vocals. The Japanese band is comprised of Kashikura Takashi on drums, Mino Takaaki and Yamazaki Hirokazu on guitars, and Yamane Satoshi on bass.


    So far, Toe has released two albums and a few EPs. Their first full-length album, The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety, was well received by both local and international fans. It can be described as dynamic and free, with Takashi's drums dominating the tracks. It was with this album that Toe established its distinct sound and song structure.


    For Long Tomorrow's overall sound is similar to their debut, but there is promise in this more experimental second outing. Toe shows that they've matured musically, as demonstrated by their extensive use of the Rhodes piano, acoustic guitars, and minor vocals in their songs. Although they have introduced new elements to their music, much of Toe's style remains intact, from their clean and melodic guitar riffs to their upbeat drum patterns.


    A noticeable change in this album is that Toe's drum beats have been toned down, blending into the band's overall sound. Despite this, Takashi's jazzy and upbeat drumming still has the same energy that was present in their previous album. The addition of samplers into solos or breaks provides texture to their songs. Takaaki and Hirokazu's guitar playing continuously moves from acoustic to electric, changing the feel of most of the songs.


    The first few songs in For Long Tomorrow showcase the band's usual upbeat instrumental tracks. The second track, "Vanishing Point and Whistle," has a sound reminiscent of Toe's debut. Many listeners consider the vocals from "Say it Ain't So" to be forced and awkward sounding, but it's part of the band's move to expand their musicality.


    "Two Moons" and "Goodbye" are two very captivating tracks. "Two Moons" has a mainly acoustic vibe, with a vibraphone part that makes it melodic and light. On "Goodbye," Japanese singer Toki Asako collaborates with Toe to create a pensive and moody song.


    Other songs on the album ride on Takashi's beats, which are sometimes reminiscent of Toe's original groove. Many of these songs are structured with a slow intro, followed by repetition, finishing with a climax. Noticeably upbeat tracks are "You Go," "Can't Hear Mosquitone Anymore #2," and "Long Tomorrow."


    Toe's second album may sound at times like an extension of their debut, but the level of experimentation in For Long Tomorrow provides the light, upbeat sound the band was looking for. If Toe continues to innovate and improve their music, they'll be crossing continents and gaining new fans soon.


    - Cadence Wu (Blog Critics)

    1. Everything Is Here, It Can Be Said That Nothing Is Here, Too.
    2. Vanishing Point And Whistle
    3. After Image
    4. Esoteric
    5. Say It Ain't So
    6. Two Moons
    7. Can't Hear Mosquitone Any More #1
    8. Can't Hear Mosquitone Any More #2
    9. Last Night (Album Version)
    10. Goodbye (Album Version)
    11. You Go
    12. Our Next Movement
    13. Long Tomorrow
    toe
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    Automaton

    Gossamer is Evan Reiner-the producer, guitarist, synthesizer scientist and
    urban-spelunking field recorder whose full-length debut Automaton dissolves
    the genre-breaking electronica of Autechre and Boards of Canada into a
    bottomless sea of found sound and ambient atmosphere. It's less an album than
    an environment all its own, or a journey into the unexplored. And whether it's
    inspiring a trip deep into the discography of Steve Reich or into California's
    beautifully desolate Ansel Adams Wilderness, it's that fearless spirit of
    exploration that brought Automaton to life.


    Reiner grew up in the L.A. neighborhood of Eagle Rock with a father telling war
    stories about seeing Black Flag and the Germs play and with a set of cousins
    who'd get him started listening to hip-hop. (Especially instrumentals by
    iconoclastic producers like Premier, RZA and New York's crushing DITC crew,
    Reiner remembers.) As he turned 16, he was playing guitar "religiously," he says,
    as well as listening intently to Slayer and Cannibal Corpse on the way to
    ferocious hardcore shows on the fringes of Los Angeles.


    By the time he graduated high school, he was a hardcore kid with a heavy
    grounding in hip-hop who'd developed so tremendously as a guitarist that he
    was practicing notoriously formidable Django Reinhardt songs for fun. The
    connection might not seem obvious, but it was there nonetheless-these were
    three distinct musical forms equally dedicated to passion, individual technique
    and total commitment to expression.


    He won admission to the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, where
    his first semesters in the fall of 2009 were everything he'd hoped. But the more
    he studied, the clearer it became that he'd need to strike out on his own: "So
    many professors would tell their students what the right thing to do was in a
    creative setting," he says now. "There is no right way."


    He'd once used his computer just to help with his composition homework, but
    now he was restless. So he began to focus on the potential of electronic music:
    "I realized it was like having every component of a band at your fingertips," he
    says. "It felt free and genuine with no distractions." He'd begun to make his own
    field recordings, too, capturing the sounds of Boston at sunrise and stirring
    them into his beat experiments. Intense study of movie sound and foley artistry,
    like pouring sand across drum cymbals or using spent shells from a gun range
    for percussion, gave him a whole new vocabulary, and he found further
    inspiration in artists from Ai Weiwei to Maya Duren to Stanley Kubrick to Delia
    Derbyshire-people who blew open the boundaries of their own disciplines.
    Then in July 2013, he began to make what would become his first full-length
    album as Gossamer. He'd rent an armful of microphones and hike to the tunnels
    under Pasadena's eerie Devil's Gate Dam, site of suicides and barely-thwarted
    summonings in the tradition of Aleister Crowley. ("The echo is crazy," he says.)
    During a month in Japan, he recorded "terrifying trains" and cicadas and the
    squeals of a rusting bicycle. He'd record himself smashing trash under a bridge
    in downtown L.A., or knocking rebar against rotting wood 8,000 feet above sea
    level in California's Ansel Adams Wilderness Area. Then he'd come
    home-whether "home" at that particular moment was his own studio, a capsule
    hotel in Japan, a friend's place in Boston or a temporary space in New York-and
    "make accidents happen," he says, with recorders and samplers and guitar and
    (this time) a stable of analog synthesizers.


    The result was Gossamer's Automaton, a precise and gentle dreamscape of
    experimental electronica, where the ambient atmosphere of Gas drifts across
    the fractured beats of Autechre or Boards of Canada. It starts with its own
    sunrise on "Thoughtform," where birdsong melts into ghostly vocals and waves
    of synthesizer, and then shifts into the haunting "Print," which transplants the
    sci-fi sensibilities of Vangelis to some desolate and wild new world. His "Okuma"
    is like a Tortoise song that never touches solid ground, while tracks like [3] and
    [5] recall the Brian Eno of Fourth World, somehow ancient and futuristic at
    once. When the crickets start chirping on closer "-;- ", it's a signal that the
    day-and the journey-are both coming to an end. It's might be his first album,
    but it's also a first step towards something new.


    "Automaton is me," Reiner explains. "It's my process. It's a symbol of having
    accepted that there is a difference between being alone and being lonely. It's a
    coping mechanism for the struggle to realize and balance what I am and am not
    in control of in my life. It reminds me of playing Bioshock and watching Blade
    Runner at the same time while naked in the jungle on another planet. It makes
    me think of watching an old home video of myself and seeing Neptune right
    outside my window. The list goes on and on-I could go forever."

    1. Thoughtform
    2. Print
    3. 3d Relief
    4. Okuma
    5. J - Cruise
    6. Off World
    7. Truax
    8. For Sleep
    Gossamer
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    Land Of Rape And Honey

    Import

    Ministry successfully combined industrial Heavy Metal and electronic beats with a punk attitude. The Land Of Rape And Honey was their breakthrough album released in 1988, which laid the foundation for a series of successful 'Tech Metal' albums that appealed to alternative audiences all over the globe. Drawing heavy on the sampler, synthesized sounds and thick layers of distorted guitars, this group preceded highly successful acts such as Fear Factory and Nine Inch Nails. Highlights on The Land Of Rape And Honey include the songs Stigmata, The Missing and Flashback - all examples of the band's distinctive signature sound.

    1. Stigmata
    2. The Missing
    3. Deity
    4. Golden Dawn
    5. Destruction
    6. The Land Of Rape And Honey
    7. You Know What You Are
    8. Flashback
    9. Abortive
    Ministry
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