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  • The Graduate (Speakers Corner) The Graduate (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    The Graduate (Speakers Corner)

    With his film The Graduate, which was crowned with an Oscar and five Golden Globes, director Mike Nichols created far more than just the story of the erotic initiation of the college graduate Benjamin. Not only the scenario but also the production modalities were revolutionary. For the very first time the crusted morals of the American upper class were attacked by means of film, an Alfa Romeo - a European car - was advertised most effectively, and a soundtrack was put together from already existent, successful pop numbers. No words are really necessary about the music, since numbers such as Sound Of Silence, Mrs. Robinson and Scarborough Fair have entered into the annals of musical culture ever since they were used in the film. It is astounding to note how seamlessly the various works fit snugly into the film's context, as though they had been specially written for the scenes.



    This soundtrack is a monument to Dustin Hoffman, who played his first big role in the film, and it catapulted Simon & Garfunkel right to the top of the list of ballad singers. But it also recalls to memory the peppy, instrumental insertion numbers by Dave Grusin, who virtually fell into oblivion after all the hype about this provocative movie.



    Musicians:



    • Paul Simon (guitar, vocal)

    • Art Garfunkel (vocal)

    • Dave Grusin




    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1.The Sound Of Silence - Simon And Garfunkel
    2. The Singleman Party Foxtrot - David Grusin
    3. Mrs. Robinson - Simon And Garfunkel
    4. Sunporch Cha-Cha-Cha - David Grusin
    5. Scarborough Fair / Canticle (Inerlude) - Simon And Garfunkel
    6. On The Strip - David Grusin
    7. April Come She Will - Simon And Garfunkel
    8. The Folks - David Grusin
    9. Scarborough Fair / Canticle - Simon And Garfunkel
    10. A Great Effect - David Grusin
    11. The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine - Simon And Garfunkel
    12. Whew - David Grusin
    13. Mrs. Robinson - Simon And Garfunkel
    14. The Sound Of Silence - Simon And Garfunkel
    Simon & Garfunkel
    $34.99
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  • Crystal Silence Crystal Silence Quick View

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    Crystal Silence

    The Corea/Burton duo was brought together by producer Manfred Eicher, and Crystal Silence brought a new chamber music sensibility into jazz improvisation, distinguished by an effervescence of melody and countermelody, with synchronized cascades of sound in continually changing harmonic movement. Stereo: "Crystal Silence is an album of extraordinary musicianship and rare beauty rarely do we hear an album of such consistent excellence and originality." Recorded 1972.
    1. Senor Mouse
    2. Arise, Her Eyes
    3. I'm Your Pal
    4. Desert Air
    5. Crystal Silence
    6. Falling Grace
    7. Feeling And Things
    8. Children's Song
    9. What Game Shall We Play Today
    Gary Burton & Chick Corea
    $25.99
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  • Breaking Silence Breaking Silence Quick View

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    Breaking Silence

    This album finds Janis' voice in its purest, most vital form ever. The tracks were recorded as live as possible without sounding retro. This 1992 all-analogue recording, praised as much for the artist's too infrequently heard talents as for it's recorded dynamics, is now available on the medium that is a natural: 200-gram vinyl!


    The audiophile LP reflects what the two top bibles of high-end audio decree as an impeccable production that has come to be regarded as a high-fidelity reference. Matched with Ian's very personal songs, delivered in a voice that draws you in close in confidence, Breaking Silence is one of the very few recordings of recent years that by reproducing a pure analogue sound, has attained true audiophile status.


    Tracks were recorded at Nightingale Studio on a Studer 820, 24-track machine, 30 IPS, non-dolby, at the elevation of +6/250 nu using Ampex 499 tape.


    Included among the mics used on the recording dates were: Nuemann M-49, AKG C-12, Telefunken 251, Sheffield C-9 and a custom built tube direct box on the bass. Janis' vocal was recorded using a Telefunken U-47 and a Mastering Lab mic preamp, linked with series-one Monster Cable direct to the back of the multi-track machine with no EQ or Limiting.


    The album was mixed at Bill Schnee Studio to an Ampex ATR 1/2 machine, at 30 IPS, non-dolby, at the elevation of +3/250 nu on Ampex 499 tape. The reverb on the album was an EMT tube plate used along with natural room sounds captured in the recording. During the mixing of the album, Some People's Lives was recorded direct to two-track using the same vocal chain as above and Telefunken 251's on the piano. Take number two was used as the album cut. The album was mixed using Mastering Lab modified Tannoy SGM-10's powered by Sherwood-Sax mono-block tube amps.


    Produced, engineered and mixed by Jeff Balding. Mastered by Doug Sax.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. All Roads To The River
    2. Ride Me Like A Wave
    3. Tatoo
    4. What About The Love
    5. His Hands
    6. Walking On Sacred Ground
    7. This Train Still Runs
    8. Through The Years
    9. This House
    10. Some People's Lives
    11. Breaking Silence
    Janis Ian
    $39.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Ordinary Silence Ordinary Silence Quick View

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    Ordinary Silence

    It's been a busy year for Mixtapes. Almost a year ago to the day of the upcoming release for Ordinary Silence they made a splash with their debut full-length, Even On The Worst Nights, which quickly catapulted the band to the forefront of indie-punk as one of the most exciting bands to hit the scene in years. And now, only a short year later, the prolific band returns to crank up the volume for fans with a raw, heartfelt album that could prove to be their best yet.


    Since their last release, Mixtapes spent time honing their songwriting on tour, and for the first time ever the band came together as one, all contributing to the writing process. Working again with producer/engineer Eric Tuffendsam at Moonlight Studios in Fairfield, OH, Mixtapes emerged from the studio in early 2013 with fourteen cohesive songs that maintain the band's signature sound while showing growth and maturity for a dynamic sounding album.

    1. Bad Parts
    2. Ross (dirty water)
    3. Elevator Days
    4. C.C.S.
    5. Like Glass
    6. gravel (interlude)
    7. Happy and Poor
    8. I Think I Broke it
    9. You Look Like Springtime
    10. Cheapness
    11. Everything's Eventual
    12. A List of Things I Can't Handle
    13. Swirling
    14. Be The Speak That You Change About
    Mixtapes
    $17.99
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  • Radio Silence (Speakers Corner) Radio Silence (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Radio Silence (Speakers Corner)

    Radio Silence is the sound of a band fully comfortable in their unique sonic skin. And if an album is simply a snapshot of a work in progress, then this is a perfect portrait, capturing Neil Cowley and his co-conspirators in the right place at the right time. This is the record that he has been working towards, documenting the magical empathy of a unit, who, with thousands of hours under their belt have learnt to breathe and listen as one.
    Described by Cowley as music for the 'heart and feet', Radio Silence shifts effortlessly between moments of poetic grace, rip-roaring riffs and Chaplinesque ditties that reminds us that for all his many influences, Cowley's music is as British as 'Test Match Special', warm beer or a bacon sarnie.



    Originally released on compact disc and download in April 2010, Radio Silence has proved pinnacle in a hectic year for Neil, in which he has recorded extensively for Adele's new single and album, recorded the theme tune to a worldwide Nokia Cubes advertising campaign, recorded a live session at the famous Maida Vale Studios for BBC Radio 2, toured internationally, drawn mass critical acclaim and sold out his homecoming appearance at London Jazz Festival amongst others.



    Radio Silence, as Naim's biggest-selling record of 2010, has been delicately crafted for vinyl at Abbey Road Studios from 24bit masters and pressed using the famous EMI 1400 Press at The Vinyl Factory in Middlesex, UK.



    Musicians:



    • Neil Cowley (piano)

    • Richard Sadler (bass)

    • Evan Jenkins (drums)




    Recording: September 2009 at State of the Ark Studios, London and August 2009 at Real World Studios, Wiltshire (UK)





    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Monoface
    2. Radio Silence
    3. Vice Skating
    4. A French Lesson
    5. Gerald
    6. Steroface
    7. Box Lily
    8. Hug The Greyhound
    9. Portal
    Neil Cowley Trio
    $47.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Silence & Tears Silence & Tears Quick View

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    Silence & Tears

    Kent-based sextet Galley Beggar - who take their name from a mischievous spirit in English folklore - describe their mission as 'to imagine the next phase of English folk-rock' on their third album, Silence & Tears. "We've always loved English folk, but when we formed in 2009 it felt like nothing much was happening to carry the style forward," says guitarist Mat Fowler, "so we thought, we love listening to folk-rock and we love playing it - why not try to write something in that vein?"


    The results can be heard on their earlier albums, Reformation House and Galley Beggar, and now on Silence & Tears. "Our first record was very folky," reflects Mat, "but since then we've moved towards a more electric rock feel." Indeed, the eight tracks on the new album span traditional song, Gothic balladry and peculiarly British acid rock, the mood alternately fragile and robust, with sweet vocal harmonies (led by Maria O'Donnell), lyrical guitar playing from Mat and his cohort David Ellis, and added texture from the violin of Celine Marshall (calling to mind Mr. Fox's Carolanne Pegg), all anchored by Bill Lynn's steady bass and Paul Dadswell's deft drumming. The material spans reworkings of the ancient classics Geordie and Jack Orion, brooding ballads like Adam & Eve and the otherworldy Empty Sky, and the intense 9-minute epic Pay My Body Home, which triumphantly recalls folk-rock's early 70s glory days.


    Silence & Tears may echo centuries of folk tradition, but its crisp, punchy sound is resolutely modern, despite calling on retro flourishes such as phasing, wah-wah and backwards guitar. Much of that is down to the fact that it was recorded at the profoundly analogue Toe Rag studios, where White Stripes, Tame Impala, the Zutons and many others have also worked with renowned producer-engineer Liam Watson. "We made our first two albums ourselves," says Mat, "so this was the first time someone else has produced us. Recording at Toe Rag was just wonderful - to see all that incredible gear at work, and to have a tangible recording experience rather than staring at a screen, was amazing. And watching Liam at work is mesmerising - the sounds he gets onto tape are better than they are in real life!"


    In an era when bands such as Trembling Bells, Circulus and Wolf People have brought folk-rock to the fore again, the hypnotic interplay and inspired jamming on Silence & Tears is sure to find an enthusiastic audience. "We've already got a few festivals lined up this summer, including Leigh Folk Festival and Wessex Festival, and several other shows are still being arranged," says Mat. "It's an honour to be compared to other folk-rock bands - but we like to think we've got something of our own to offer too."

    1. Adam And Eve
    2. Pay My Body Home
    3. Empty Sky
    4. Jack Onion
    5. Geordie
    6. Silence And Tears
    7. Sanctuary Song
    8. Deliver Him
    Galley Beggar
    $23.99
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  • Breaking Silence (45 RPM) Breaking Silence (45 RPM) Quick View

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    Breaking Silence (45 RPM)


    Mastered For 45 RPM By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Analog Master Tapes!


    200-Gram, 45 RPM Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    Tip-On Gatefold Jacket With Janis' Pure Voice And Personal Songs Spread Across Four Sides!


    This album finds Janis' voice in its purest, most vital form ever. The tracks were recorded as live as possible without sounding retro. This 1992 all-analogue recording, praised as much for the artist's too infrequently heard talents as for its recorded dynamics, is now available on the medium that is a natural: 200-gram vinyl!


    The audiophile LP version reflects what the two top bibles of high-end audio decree as an impeccable production that has come to be regarded as a high-fidelity reference. Matched with Ian's very personal songs, delivered in a voice that draws you in close in confidence, Breaking Silence is one of the very few recordings of recent years that by reproducing a pure analogue sound, has attained true audiophile status.


    Technical Data:


    Tracks were recorded at Nightingale Studio on a Studer 820, 24-track machine, 30 IPS, non-dolby, at the elevation of +6/250 nu using Ampex 499 tape.


    Included among the mics used on the recording dates were: Neumann M-49, AKG C-12, Telefunken 251, Sheffield C-9 and a custom built tube direct box on the bass. Janis' vocal was recorded using a Telefunken U-47 and a Mastering Lab mic preamp, linked with series-one Monster Cable direct to the back of the multi-track machine with no EQ or Limiting.


    The album was mixed at Bill Schnee Studio to an Ampex ATR 1/2 machine, at 30 IPS, non-dolby, at the elevation of +3/250 nu on Ampex 499 tape. The reverb on the album was an EMT tube plate used along with natural room sounds captured in the recording. During the mixing of the album, Some People's Lives was recorded direct to two-track using the same vocal chain as above and Telefunken 251's on the piano. Take number two was used as the album cut. The album was mixed using Mastering Lab modified Tannoy SGM-10's powered by Sherwood-Sax mono-block tube amps.


    Produced, engineered and mixed by Jeff Balding.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. All Roads To The River
    2. Ride Me Like A Wave
    3. Tattoo
    4. What About The Love
    5. His Hands
    6. Walking On Sacred Ground
    7. This Train Still Runs
    8. Through The Years
    9. This House
    10. Some People's Lives
    11. Breaking Silence
    Janis Ian
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 PRM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Man In Space With Sounds Man In Space With Sounds Quick View

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    Man In Space With Sounds

    Sound, sustain, and silence unite, polyrhythmic Hammond organs and xylophones round off a cosmic eruption! Created for the 1962 World's Fair, this album bundles beautifully textured space sounds with period-perfect narration. Take the Gayway to a surplus of recognizable moments lifted for modern-day samples!


    Man In Space With Sounds is a commemorative album of 12 tracks dedicated to the Seattle World's Fair. Envisioned and conducted by Attilio "Art" Mineo, this unearthly album was released in 1959, but its roots go as far back as 1951 when Mineo carved out many of the uncannily clandestine melodies. They're an inebriated burlesque of circus organs, tipsily galloping bongo beats and electronic hydrazine expectorations that enclose the listener. In anticipation of the World's Fair, Attilio mined these pieces from his archive and paired them with out-of-this-world narration to guide your journey. This narration is a milky way of recognizable sound bites that have been sampled by the best.

    1. Welcome To Tomorrow
    2. Gayway To Heaven
    3. Soaring Science
    4. Mile-A-Minute Monorail
    5. Around The World
    6. Century 21
    7. Man In Art
    8. The Queen City
    9. Man Seeks The Future
    10. Boeing Spacearium
    11. Science Of Tomorrow
    12, Space Age World's Fair
    Attilio Mineo
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  • Silencing Machine Silencing Machine Quick View

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    Silencing Machine

    Formed by Blake Judd and Pat Noctis McCormick in 2000, Chicago's Nachtmystium started off as a primitive 4-track black metal band. Over the years, they have progressed through many line-up changes (now featuring members of Wolves in the Throne Room, Avichi, Lord Mantis and Minsk) and the their sound has constantly evolved, stepping away from the typical black metal thematics and embracing disparate influences, while maintaining the raw and harsh edge that's unique to the black metal genre.


    The incorporation of other influences has helped the band create a sound that is unique to them specifically, and will continue to work as an ever-expanding unit with the ultimate goal to create metal music that pushes boundaries and walks into unchartered territories. Recorded at Engine Studios with Sanford Parker (Yob, Pelican), Nachtmystium's massively anticipated fourth full-length, Silencing Machine, follows-up the critically acclaimed Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II and is a 10-song sonic assault which showcases the band at their most prolific and most expansive sounding to date!

    1. Dawning Over the Ruins of Jerusalem
    2. Silencing Machine
    3. And I Control You
    4. The Lepers of Destitution
    5. Borrowed Hope and Broken Dreams
    6. I Wait In Hell
    7. Decimation, Annihilation
    8. Reduced To Ashes
    9. Give Me The Grave
    10. These Rooms In Which We Weep
    Nachtmystium
    $24.99
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  • All Delighted People All Delighted People Quick View

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    All Delighted People

    The EP, All Delighted People, is built around two different versions of Sufjan Stevens' long-form epic ballad All Delighted People, a dramatic homage to the Apocalypse, existential ennui, and Paul Simons Sounds of Silence. The song was originally workshopped on Sufjans previous tour in the fall of 2009. Other songs on the EP include the 17-minute guitar jam-for-single-mothers Djohariah, and the gothic piano ballad The Owl and the Tanager, a live-show mainstay.
    1. Futile Devices
    2. Too Much
    3. Age of Adz
    4. I Walked
    5. Now That Im Older
    6. Get Real Get Right
    7. Bad Communication
    8. Vesuvius
    9. All for Myself
    10. I Want To Be Well
    11. Impossible Soul
    Sufjan Stevens
    $22.99
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  • Misery Sermon Misery Sermon Quick View

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    Misery Sermon

    Pressed On Transparent Red Colored Vinyl

    Russian extreme-metal band, SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL, are set to release their debut full-length album, MISERY SERMON! Combining demonic, guttural vocals, guitar riffs that will leave your neck sore and drums that you won't believe are humanly possible. Extreme metal fans will be blown away by the brutal but unique sound found with Misery Sermon.

    For fans of Suicide Silence, Meshuggah, Behemoth, etc.

    1. Misery Sermon
    2. Russian Hate
    3. Chronic Slaughter
    4. King
    5. Failed Hope
    6. Born to Die
    7. 666
    8. The Hell in Man
    9. Malice of Rites
    10. Below
    11. Cultural Ills
    Slaughter To Prevail
    $24.99
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  • You Can't Stop Me You Can't Stop Me Quick View

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    You Can't Stop Me

    Many of the greatest works of art throughout history were
    fashioned from grief, anger and overwhelming despair descending on its creators in the aftermath of tragedy and SUICIDE SILENCE's appropriately titled You Can't Stop Me is no exception. Plenty of bands trumpet the idea of strength through adversity, but few have lived it like this one.
    Like the once unthinkable creative and commercial reemergence of ALICE IN CHAINS or the classic, legendary and timeless touchstone that is AC/DC's Back in Black, Suicide Silence's fourth album features a new frontman on the heels of earthshaking tragedy. You Can't Stop Me serves as a simultaneous introduction to vocalist Hernan "Eddie" Hermida, as well as a celebration of the brotherhood the band shared with Hermida's fallen predecessor. The group chose the album's title from a collection of lyrics left behind by the late Mitch Lucker, while their formidable revamped sound makes it clear that Suicide Silence's resurrection is complete. Ever since Suicide Silence went public with their plans to continue as a band, they've put all of the emotions from the last two years into these songs. "Inherit the Crown" name checks The Black Crown, as Hermida demands the chance to honor his friend's legacy and carve out a place of his own.


    Mark Heylmun and Chris Garza (guitars), Dan Kenny (bass) and Alex Lopez (drums) sound more driven than ever, force-feeding their mashup of death metal, black metal, grind and time-signature bending dissonance into structured, focused and often groove-oriented missives of anger and perseverance. Just as the surviving members of JOY DIVISION were able to remake themselves as NEW ORDER, and as a post-plane crash LYNYRD SKYNYRD was reborn with Johnny Van Zant stepping in for his late brother, You Can't Stop Me is equal parts mournful tribute and statement of renewed purpose.


    Death metal legend George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (CANNIBAL CORPSE) and Greg Puciato (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, KILLER BE KILLED) make guest appearances, but make no mistake: Suicide Silence is as bonded, as cohesive, as ever. You Can't Stop Me was produced and mixed by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, GLASSJAW, SEPULTURA), the band's longtime friend and collaborator. Evetts was set to begin working with Lucker on new material just days after the singer's passing.
    Most bands will declare their most recent album the "best" they've ever done. Suicide Silence have declared You Can't Stop Me as their most impassioned, most committed, and most important release thus far. It's a record they fought, bled, sweated and even cried to make happen.
    If a rising heavy metal band can overcome a tragedy this triumphantly, this definitively, this absolutely, then surely there's hope for us all.

    1. M.A.L.
    2. Inherit The Crown
    3. Cease To Exist
    4. Sacred Words
    5. Control (feat. George Corpsegrinder Fisher)
    6. Warrior
    7. You Can't Stop Me
    8. Monster Within (feat. Greg Puciato)
    9. We Have All Had Enough
    10. Ending Is The Beginning
    11. Don't Die
    12. Ouroboros
    Suicide Silence
    $20.99
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  • A Broken Frame A Broken Frame Quick View

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    A Broken Frame

    Martin Gore has famously noted that Depeche Mode stopped worrying about its future when the first post-Vince Clarke-departure single, See You, placed even higher on the English charts than anything else Clarke had done with them. Such confidence carries through all of A Broken Frame, a notably more ambitious effort than the pure pop/disco of the band's debut. With arranging genius Alan Wilder still one album away from fully joining the band, Frame became very much Gore's record, writing all the songs and exploring various styles never again touched upon in later years. Satellite and Monument take distinct dub/reggae turns, while Shouldn't Have Done That delivers its slightly precious message about the dangers of adulthood with a spare arrangement and hollow, weirdly sweet vocals.


    Much of the album follows in a dark vein, forsaking earlier sprightliness, aside from tracks like A Photograph of You and The Meaning of Love, for more melancholy reflections about love gone wrong as Leave in Silence and My Secret Garden. More complex arrangements and juxtaposed sounds, such as the sparkle of breaking glass in Leave in Silence, help give this underrated album even more of an intriguing, unexpected edge. Gore's lyrics sometimes veer on the facile, but David Gahan's singing comes more clearly to the fore throughout -- things aren't all there yet, but they were definitely starting to get close.


    - Ned Raggett (All Music Guide)

    1. Leave in Silence
    2. My Secret Garden
    3. Monument
    4. Nothing to Fear
    5. See You
    6. Satellite
    7. The Meaning of Love
    8. A Photograph of You
    10. Shouldn't Have Done That
    11. The Sun & The Rainfall
    Depeche Mode
    $19.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Complete Performance Complete Performance Quick View

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    Complete Performance


    2 LP On Clear Vinyl


    If you were going to envision the ultimate avant-garde meeting-of-the-minds jam session, who would you pick? Even the most hopeful fan of strange and innovative music couldn't have seen this one coming: on one afternoon in 1986, at Coney Island's dilapidated freak show, space-age avant-jazz genius Sun Ra met avant-garde serious music composer John Cage in an unforgettable performance.


    You couldn't imagine two figures more opposite. Cage was known for his unusual approach to composition, using objects such as radios and television sets, as well as pure silence, as instruments, often encouraging his musicians to do other things at their whim on stage. Sun Ra, on the other hand, was a jazz arranger known for his space-age approach to jazz, adding free-jazz and surrealist elements into a musical form that Cage often disdained -- improvisational music. And yet, for one afternoon, they pooled their talents -- Ra playing keyboards, leading his small group and reading his unusual poetry; Cage performing vocal readings and passages of vocal sound -- plus his trademark silence -- designed to baffle and disorient. The combination is breathtaking, both organic and mechanical, free-form and totally composed.


    For the very first time, Modern Harmonic presents the full and unexpurgated concert from 1986, stretched out across two LPs. In addition to never-before-heard songs and musical passages, this album at last presents the long-rumored co-performance between the two musical giants, all lovingly packaged in new artwork that captures the stark brilliance of the music. Take yourself back to 1986 and a once-in-a-lifetime performance that you can finally hear as it was intended.

    LP 1
    1. Rick Russo Introduction [Previously Unissued]
    2. Marshall Allen - Untitled Wind Synthesizer Intro
    3. Sun Ra - Untitled Keyboard Solo 1
    4. John Cage - Empty Words (Vocal Solo)
    5. John Cage - Empty Words (Silent Solo)
    6. John Cage - Empty Words (Vocal Solo)
    7. Sun Ra - Untitled Keyboard Solo 2
    8. Sun Ra - We Hold This Myth To Be Potential [Previously Unissued]
    9. Sun Ra - The Damned Air [Previously Unissued]
    10. John Cage - Empty Words (Vocal Solo) [Previously Unissued]
    11. John Cage - Empty Words (Silent Solo) [Previously Unissued]
    12. John Cage - Empty Words (Vocal Solo) [Previously Unissued]


    LP 2
    1. Sun Ra - The Living Parable [Previously Unissued]
    2. Sun Ra - This Is The Space Age [Previously Unissued]
    3. Sun Ra - Untitled Keyboard Solo 3 [Previously Unissued]
    4. Sun Ra - Enlightenment (featuring June Tyson) [Previously Unissued]
    5. Sun Ra - Untitled Keyboard Solo 4
    6. John Cage and Sun Ra - Silent Duet
    7. John Cage and Sun Ra - Empty Words And Keyboard
    8. John Cage and Sun Ra - Silent Duet 2
    9. Sun Ra - Untitled Keyboard Solo 5

    John Cage Meets Sun Ra
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    In The Wilderness

    Stranger Cat is the new project from Cat Martino, Sufjan Stevens' right hand woman for
    the Age of Adz tour and record, as well as All Delighted People. Cat was also a recording
    and touring member of Sharon Van Etten's band circa Epic. She appeared with The Shins
    on SNL and Williamsburg Park, played in Passion Pit at Governor's Ball, and sings on the
    Son Lux record Lanterns. She has had the pleasure to support Indians, Night Beds, Rufus
    Wainwright, Marissa Nadler, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Patrick Watson.


    Cat retreated from Brooklyn, NY to winter in the Sierra Foothills to write and record
    songs emerging from loops using her voice, synths, and percussion. With her pedal chain
    and gear in a small cottage she explored the gamut from ethereal to turbulence. Simple
    melodies or beats became powerful walls of sound melting through snowstorms, howling
    winds and stark silence nestled inside gargantuan oaks and the infinite starry dome.
    Joined by Sven Britt for a week, each of them traded making beats, or melodic parts on
    casios, synths, guitars, branches and spoons, while the other recorded. Often a cat would
    come to the door to listen, meowing to be let in. When it appeared daily they called it
    Stranger Cat, and observed its alien supernatural powers, as she'd heard tell of the
    Foothills' long history of UFO sightings and ghost haunts. One day they let Stranger Cat
    in. The plump feline ate all the kitty food and left.


    Out of this adventure was born In The Wilderness, the duo's debut full-length out on Joyful Noise Recordings

    1. Empty Little Word
    2. Sirens
    3. I Lost It
    4. Fig Tree
    5. In The Wilderness
    6. Remember Me
    7. Unzip Your Skin
    8. Ecstatic Energy
    9. R.E.D.
    10. I Promise
    Stranger Cat
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    Before We Forgot How To Dream

    Early on, much was made of the young age of Bridie Monds-Watson
    - who performs as SOAK - but as her accomplished, wise-beyondher-years
    songs and breathtakingly lovely voice reached more new
    listeners, the pixie-ish, tattooed skateboarder's appeal has transcended
    her youth.


    Before We Forgot How To Dream is a beautifully-wrought album, full
    of musical turns that showcase Watson's uniquely sweet and haunting
    voice, as well as lyrics that marry a sunny and romantic sense of
    nostalgia with frank treatments of human failings, hopes, and - yes
    - dreams.


    Already a household name in the UK, with "Sea Creatures" in BBC
    Radio 1 A-list rotation and prominent festival bookings throughout the
    season, SOAK's debut appearances in NYC and SXSW this March
    found her playing before capacity crowds - "the only performer to
    stun the crowd into silence," noted Consequence of Sound.


    US press - including heavyweights like NPR, and the New York Times
    - have anointed her one of SXSW 2015's breakout performers.
    The stage is set for SOAK to win the hearts of US audiences, and we
    know she'll win yours, too, once you listen.

    1. My Brain
    2. B a noBody
    3. Blud
    4. Wait
    5. Sea Creatures
    6. "A Dream To Fly"
    7. 24 Windowed House
    8. Garden
    9. Shuvels
    10. Hailstones Don't Hurt
    11. Reckless Behaviour
    12. If Everyone Is Someone - No One Is Everyone
    13. Oh Brother
    SOAK
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    Lazer Guided Melodies

    The Jason Pierce-led space-rock group, Spiritualized, will take you on a voyage into the unknown with this aptly-titled 1992 debut. All the sounds on Lazer Guided Melodies are perfectly placed in space making it a masterpiece of economy and expression. It is authentically emotional as silence and simplicity are as crucial as the more complex instrumentation. An album to be heard with a set of headphones in a dark room and, above all, in its entirety. A pinnacle of the dream pop genre.
    1. You Know It's True/If I Were with Her Now/I Want You
    2. Run/Smiles/Step into the Breeze/Symphony Space
    3. Take Your Time/Shine a Light
    4. Angel Sigh/Sway/200 Bars
    Spiritualized
    $26.99
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    A Haunting Curse

    It's 75 degrees and sunny in St. Petersburg, FL but within the pleasant confines of producer Erik Rutan's increasingly popular Mana Studios come the sounds of the apocalypse; tones of the rhythmically sinister and fist-clenchingly metal variety. It is the audible battery of Goatwhore's Metal Blade debut A Haunting Curse. More molten than its gloomier predecessor, the album stays true to the band's original irreverent Bathory-meets-Baal (the god of thunder) in a bullpen sensibility with punkish resolve and those inimitable Louisiana grooves for which the band has become known. Songs like ber oldschool Bloodletting Upon The Cloven Hoof, the opening Wear These Scars Of Testimony and Silence Marked By The Breaking Of Bone are fast, dark and antagonistic, Falgoust's commanding voice and challenging lyrics adding knee-buckling severity to their collective instrumental agility. Rhythms collide with stop-on-a-dime accuracy and Duet's vexing riffs give things a torrential horns-to-the-sky exigency. A Haunting Curse is here to devour. You have been warned.
    1. Wear These Scars Of Testimony
    2. Bloodletting Upon The Cloven Hoof
    3. Alchemy Of The Black Sun Cult
    4. My Eyes Are The Spears Of Chaos
    5. In The Narrow Confines Of Defilement
    6. Forever Consumed Oblivion
    7. A Haunting Curse
    8. Silence Marked By The Breaking Of Bone
    9. Diabolical Submergence Of Rebirth
    10. Of Ashen Slumber
    11. I Avenge Myself
    Goatwhore
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    Plural

    Electric Guest - LA-based duo Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton - have confirmed details for the long-awaited follow up to their 2012 debut. 'Plural', on Downtown/Interscope Records, breaks the group's almost five-year silence with their most confident, catchy, fully-realized music to date, featuring behind the scenes contributions from Joanna Newsom, Haim, and Justin Young from The Vaccines.


    Recorded in LA, 'Plural' infuses Electric Guest's off-kilter blend of electronic, pop and R&B with an even more adventurous spirit than on 2012's 'Mondo.' Written during a period of self-reflection, 'Plural' embraces Taccone and Compton's original instincts, forgoing detailed arrangements and falsettos in favor of a back-to-basics approach - strong, natural vocals, intuitive musical instinct, and unbridled inspiration. The result is a sonic mÉlange that sounds as if it's from both the past and future, layering everything from 80s synths to iPhone drum machines to Latin and Caribbean percussion.

    1. Zero
    2. Glorious Warrier
    3. Back & Forth
    4. Dear To Me
    5. Oh Devil
    6. Back For Me
    7. See The Light
    8. Over
    9. My Omen
    10. Sarah
    11. Bound To Lose
    Electric Guest
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    EXI

    LOVE INKS is a minimalist pop group making music that harkens back to early 80s UK (Marine Girls, Young Marble Giants) and David Lynch's Roadhouse. The group's sleek, needle-precise sound comes distinctly from Austin, Texas. It is a combination of guitar, played quietly but as if from a 12-foot deep well, and bass, creating both tension and melodic release when necessary, in conjunction with an electronic drum machine. The triangle is only completed by Sherry LeBlanc's voice, which leads the listener through every song -- whether it be mellow or dark. These three elements together make up LOVE INKS. Their use of silence and their approach to instrumentation, while sometimes coming across as confrontational, makes their music direct and sincere. Love Inks is looking forward to an EU tour this fall, following the release of EXI.
    1. Shoot 100 Panes of Glass
    2. Dawn/ Poem
    3. Don't Hear That
    4. Exi
    5. Way Out
    6. New West
    7. Sky Machine
    8. Regular Lovers
    9. Text Message
    10. Spirit Communication
    Love Inks
    $25.99
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    Under The Pines

    So complex and substance-affected was their evolution, Bardo Pond have been creating their dreamy riffs for 26 years alongside a myriad of side projects. Returning with a career defining album, 'Under The Pines' sees them delve into the subconscious with their transcending cosmic post-rock. Over 41 minutes The Pond's fermentation, their languid throb and textured groove (flute, violin, Isobel Sollenberger's haunting vocals) sounds like cathartic dream pop wrapped in a delicately constructed barbwire shroud. "Playing fuzzed out stuff of stoner dreams since the mid '90s," (thanks Pitchfork) and beyond the mentions of free jazz, the avant garde, Sun Ra and The Book Of The Dead, Bardo Pond's remarkable career and exemplary output has seen them gain fans from all corners of the pond.


    In 2010 Lou Reed and his wife Laurie Anderson invited them to perform at the Vivid festival they curated at the Sydney Opera House, not forgetting they were recently handpicked to support Jesus & Mary Chain at London's Roundhouse as part of Mogwai's 20th Anniversary and Stewart Lee chose them for the All Tomorrow's Parties festival which he curated just last year. Hailed for their space rock, drone, shoegaze, noise and/or psychedelia, and in a super lengthy interview in Ptolemaic Terrascope enthused (back in 2001) that they were somewhere between John Cage's silence on 4'33 and Japanese noisenik Merzbow's total ear splitting cacophony. One of their finest albums to date and nearly three decades on, Bardo Pond are in it for the long haul and remain one of the most significant underground rock bands of our time.

    1. Crossover
    2. Out Of Reach
    3. My Eyes Out
    4. Moment To Moment
    5. Under The Pines
    6. Effigy
    Bardo Pond
    $24.99
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    Excavation

    Tri Angle Records is very excited to release The Haxan Cloak's eagerly-awaited second album, Excavation. In 2011 with the release of his debut, self titled album, The Haxan Cloak, solo project of multi instrumentalist, Bobby Krlic, appeared seemingly out of nowhere with an impressively fully formed sound that blew away most anyone who heard it. Recorded over the space of 3 years, The Haxan Cloak was a wildly ambitious fusion of malevolent strings, junkyard found-sounds and primitive percussion, Krlic's grand ambitions transcending the fact that it was all recorded in a shed at the bottom of Krlic's parent's home in Wakefield, Yorkshire. In the two years since the release of his debut, Krlic relocated to London and began working on it's epic follow up, and Tri Angle Records debut; Excavation.


    Bolstered by the concept he was developing for his follow up and a desire to challenge himself into new terrains, Krlic has evolved his sound to incorporate more of his electronic influences. The result is an album awash with serrated beats and cavernous sub-bass, meshing with the classical drones and ghostly details The Haxan Cloak fans will have already been accustomed to. Excavation finds Krlic confidently adopting a more minimalist approach to his compositions, experimenting with space and silence without forsaking any of the intensity that made his debut such a powerful statement of intent.


    If The Haxan Cloak was conceived as the soundtrack to a character's journey towards death, Excavation is its sequel representing the journey after death. Excavation is about disconnecting entirely from this and entering upon a more astral plane, explaining some of the albums more ethereal, ambient moments that are in constant tension with jagged and aggressive elements. This journey isn't supposed to represent an archetypal Heaven or Hell scenario, but something more abstract and unknowable; the abstraction of the situation being one of its most unsettling aspects. Excavation is another uncompromising, incredibly personal record from an artist who is continuing to operate very much within his own world.

    1. Consumed
    2. Excavation (Part 1)
    3. Excavation (Part 2)
    4. Mara
    5. Miste
    6. The Mirror Reflecting (Part 1)
    7. The Mirror Reflecting (Part 2)
    8. Dieu
    9. The Drop
    The Haxan Cloak
    $23.99
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    Do What You Want To, It's What You Should Do

    "Flowers' early gigs have shown heaps of promise" - NME


    "A little Jesus And Mary Chain, a lot of Black Tambourine, and one hell of a voice." - DoNYC


    "The trio blasted the stage with their sprawling guitars, booming percussion and epic vocals" - PREFIX MAG (Artist to Watch)


    Often it's the moments of silence that hit you hardest. - This is Fake DIY


    "A radiant, warm and endearingly amateurish talent. THE FADER


    "Steeped in indie lore, in a charming, self-effacing way of translating emotion into sound" CLASH MUSIC


    London based trio Flowers ends their live shows with singer Rachel Kenedy utterly still, accompanying herself on a one string bass guitar, soul laid bare. It is a stark and quiet moment in comparison to what came before, which can be characterized by Sam Ayres blur of kinetic energy on guitar and Jordan Hockley's urgent and precision drumming all performed with a sense of minimalism and brevity. It is this minimalist approach that best characterizes the fourteen deceptively simple pop songs that comprise Flowers debut, Do What You Want To, It's What You Should Do.


    Produced by Bernard Butler, Flowers' genius is in their ability to convey a remarkable amount of emotion with minimal instrumentation. Rachel possesses one of those beautiful pop voices to die for, with echoes of Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins), Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star) and Harriet Wheeler (The Sundays). Haunting, mesmerizing and intense, Do What You Want To, It's What You Should Do is an impressive calling cared from a sensational new band.

    1. Young
    2. Forget the Fall
    3. Drag Me Down
    4. Worn Out Shoes
    5. Lonely
    6. Joanna
    7. If I Tell You
    8. Comfort
    9. I Love You
    10. All Over Again
    11. Anna
    12. Be With You
    13. Plastic Jane
    14. Stuck
    Flowers
    $16.99
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    The Unconquerable Dark

    'The Unconquerable Dark' is a devastatingly bleak record that showcases the Hull Hate Crew's trademark downtempo sound to absolute full effect. From the opening doom drenched riffs of 'Plague Worship' to the black metal tinged 'L'appel du Vide', to the unfathomably heavy 'Prince Of Ash' and 'Vermintide' (featuring guest vocals from SUICIDE SILENCE's EDDIE HERMIDA), the hatred spews out of the speakers.


    The band comments: Our original mindset for 'Falisfier' and 'Born Hanged' was to create the most ridiculously crushing music around. We created the heaviest music because there just wasn't anything around at the time that was as heavy as we wanted to hear. We feel like we did a pretty good job. Now there's a plethora of bands that are taking the reigns of the heavy and we love it, but a new direction is in order. With The Unconquerable Dark we wanted to keep the slow, low and crushing vibe but add some maturity to it. More riffs, more memorable choruses and some juicy lead thrown in. Don't get us wrong, this is the heaviest thing we've ever released (and probably that you've ever heard), but we took the time to give it atmosphere and structure instead of being heavy for heavy's sake.


    We spent a lot of time on this album mixing and mastering it ourselves so that we could get the closest representation of the heaviness that is in our minds. We didn't want to let someone else's polished and clean mix detract from the dimension-shattering sound that we strive to achieve. This is album is in our opinion the best thing we have released so far.

    1. Plague Worship
    2. In the Wake ov the Wolf
    3. Young Gloom
    4. L'appel du Vide
    5. Vermintide (ft Eddie Hermida)
    6. Prince of Ash
    7. The Masquerade
    8. A Pale Procession ii: Death March
    9. I'm so Tired of Sighing. Please Lord, Let It Be Night
    Black Tongue
    $23.99
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