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I Still DoMusic legend Eric Clapton has reunited with famed producer Glyn Johns for his forthcoming 23rd studio album I Still Do,set for release on May 20, 2016 on his Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records. Clapton and Johns - who has also produced albums for The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who - most famously worked together on Clapton's iconic Slowhand album, which is RIAA-certified 3x-platinum and topped charts globally. The 12-track record includes some original songs written by Clapton. This album follows his last release, the 2014 chart-topping Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale.1. Alabama Woman Blues
2. Can't Let You Do It
3. I Will Be There
5. Catch The Blues
6. Cypress Grove
7. Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day
8. Stones In My Passway
9. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
10. I'll Be Alright
11. Somebody's Knockin'
12. I'll Be Seeing You$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
J.J. Cale never recorded a full album until Eric Clapton scored a huge hit with Cale's 'After Midnight'. Encouraged by friend and producer Audie Ashworth, J.J. Cale recorded Naturally to capitalize on the success of his song.
He released his debut album in 1972, not knowing this would be the beginning of the so-called Tulsa-sound. A lazy, rolling Boogie that contradicted all the commercial styles of Boogie, Blues, and Country-Rock that was popular at the time. This new sound became the blueprint for the adult-oriented Roots Rock of Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler, among others.
Naturally contains a new version of 'After Midnight' recorded by J.J. Cale as well as the hits 'Crazy Mama' and 'Call Me The Breeze', which was later covered by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Over the years J.J. Cale has written several hits for other musicians and recorded more than fifteen albums which makes him one of the most successful and lasting singer- songwriters of his generation.1. Call Me The Breeze
2. Call The Doctor
3. Don't Go To Strangers
4. Woman I Love
7. Crazy Mama
8. Nowhere To Run
9. After Midnight
10. River Runs Deep
11. Bringing It Back
12. Crying Eyes$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Blue DepthsThe Blue Depths is an album for warm places. A balmy haze habitat for headphone meanderings. A dream world where Neil Young and Jimmy Webb float in the reverb-saturated summer breeze.1. Case Of The Great Irish Elk, The
2. Swan Song Of The Humpback Angler
3. Our Gentle Life Together
4. The Sound Of Lies
5. Secrets Of The Fall
7. Harmless Lover's Discourse
8. Boy In The Yard$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Declarations of DependenceA captivating listen from start to finish, Declaration of Dependence is the Norwegian duo's most mature record yet, a summer breeze of a record tinged with wistful lyricism and intimate grandeur.1. 24-25
2. Mrs. Cold
3. Me In You
4. Boat Behind
5. Rule My World
6. My Ship Isn't Pretty
8. Power of Not Knowing
9. Peacetime Resistance
10. Freedom And Its Owner
11. Scars On Land
12. Second To Numb
13. Riot On An Empty Street$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Chet Baker With StringsImport
Chet Baker was one of the representatives of the West Coast Cool Jazz movement whose life and music appeals to the imagination of the people the most.
His heroin addiction is well documented, his exploits and misadventures are wrapped in legendary anecdotes.
But his life story never managed to overshadow his unmistakable talent.
Chet Baker has one of the most recognizable sounds of all the jazz musicians in the cannon; his trumpet playing is intimate, simple and delicate, with a hint of melancholy that tears at the heartstrings.
Chet Baker With Strings was recorded during three sessions in 1953 with Zoot Sims & Jack Montrose on tenor sax, Russ Freeman on piano, Shelly Manne on drums and Clifford 'Bud' Shank on alto sax.
The players are lifted up into the air like a leaf on the breeze by Montrose's delicate string arrangements, while the Baker and Sims interplay on songs like 'Loved Walked In' are amongst the best recorded in jazz history.
This fully instrumental album is a classic, and now available on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 1953!1. You Don't Know What Love Is
2. I'm Thru With Love
3. Love Walked In
4. You Better Go Now
5. I Married An Angel
7. I Love You
8. What A Difference A Day Made
9. Why Shouldn't I?
10. A Little Duet For Zoot And Chet
11. The Wind
12. Trickleydidlier$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Jacuzzi BoysMiami FLA's always colorful, never dull, Jacuzzi Boys have created another sonic masterpiece to add to their astonishing catalogue of pop, glam, double-hubble rock!
Jacuzzi Boys lp opener Be My Prism pops and sizzles while tracks like Double Vision, Dust, and Domino Moon excite the night until you see the sunlight. Black Gloves provides a cool bedroom breeze while flowers melt when they hear the goregeous album stand out Heavy Horse. File under: RIGHTEOUS1. Be My Prism
2. Black Gloves
3. Double Vision
6. Over the Zoom
8. Heavy Horse
10. Domino Moon
11. Ultraglide$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Grey Colored Vinyl
Beach Day - the name's more about attitude than genre. It's about the ease and breeze of their modern wall of sound. Their tall, bright merge of garage rock, surf pop and girl group sounds is inspired by nostalgia but powered by fresh verve, sitting pretty alongside contemporaries like Cults, Tennis, La Luz, Those Darlins and Dum Dum Girls. And while their native Florida may be in a state of perma-vacation, Beach Day isn't. The band will release Native Echoes on Kanine Records, their second album in two years.1. All My Friends Were Punks
2. Don't Call Me on the Phone
4. I'm Just Messin' Around
5. Gnarly Waves
7. The Lucky One
8. Fades Away
9. Lost Girl
10. How Do You Sleep at Night$16.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Second Helping200-gram vinyl pressing by Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Sleeved in a tip-on jacket
Driven by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), along with longtime drummer Michael Cartellone, Lynyrd Skynyrd's legacy goes back some 35 years ago to Jacksonville, Fla., and was halted for a decade by the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band tragically lost Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Huey Thomasson, yet they rock on. With the recent passing of founding member/keyboardist Billy Powell and longtime bassist Ean Evans, a lot of people probably expected us to say enough is enough, admits Medlocke. But that would not be the way of this Rock & Roll Hall of Fame powerhouse. With a catalog of over 60 albums and sales beyond 30 million, Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations.
This Lynyrd Skynyrd 1974 album follows the success of Free Bird and Gimme Three Steps from their 1973 debut and features their biggest hit single, Sweet Home Alabama, an answer to Neil Young's Southern Man and Alabama. The song reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in August 1974. Second Helping also featured Don't Ask Me No Questions, Workin' for MCA and Call Me The Breeze, the latter of which includes an acclaimed piano solo. Backed by a tight rhythm section and the mighty three-guitar attack of Allen Collins, Ed King and Gary Rossington, singer Ronnie Van Zant turns in a legendary performance on the urgent blues ballad I Need You, the cautionary The Needle And The Spoon and The Ballad Of Curtis Loew.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Sweet Home Alabama
2. I Need You
3. Don't Ask Me No Questions
4. Workin' For MCA
5. The Ballad Of Curtis Loew
6. Swamp Music
7. The Needle And The Spoon
8. Call Me The Breeze$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Second Helping (45 RPM)200-Gram 45 RPM Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio
Sleeved In A Tip-On Jacket
MoFi may have the rest of their catalogue, but Chad Kassem's coup is grabbing this album, the band's second, from 1974. Why? Because it kicks off with their anthem, the inimitable, riff-driven, majestic 'Sweet Home Alabama' - one of the greatest air-guitar/road trip songs ever. By this time, the band was a mite slicker but just as unapologetically Confederate-with-a-capital 'C' as on their debut. The opener does overshadow the rest, but the album serves up what the LP title promises in 'The Needle And The Spoon,' which sounds like 'Sweet Home Alabama II.' Musically, this nestles alongside Little Feat and The Allman Brothers Band - deservedly high praise. - Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News, April 2014
Get ready for some Southern hospitality, courtesy of Analogue Productions, Quality Record Pressings and one of the hardest-rocking bands to ever grace a stage! With a catalog of over 60 albums and sales beyond 30 million, Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations.
This Lynyrd Skynyrd 1974 album follows the success of Free Bird and Gimme Three Steps from their 1973 debut and features their biggest hit single, Sweet Home Alabama, an answer to Neil Young's Southern Man and Alabama. The song reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in August 1974. Second Helping also featured Don't Ask Me No Questions, Workin' for MCA and Call Me The Breeze, the latter of which includes an acclaimed piano solo. Backed by a tight rhythm section and the mighty three-guitar attack of Allen Collins, Ed King and Gary Rossington, singer Ronnie Van Zant turns in a legendary performance on the urgent blues ballad I Need You, the cautionary The Needle And The Spoon and The Ballad Of Curtis Loew. 200-gram vinyl, mastering by Kevin Gray, lacquer plating by QRP's Gary Salstrom, heavy, tip-on gatefold jacket. None better.
This title is not eligible for discount.LP 1
1. Sweet Home Alabama
2. I Need You
3. Don't Ask Me No Questions
4. Workin' For MCA
1. The Ballad Of Curtis Loew
2. Swamp Music
3. The Needle And The Spoon
4. Call Me The Breeze$54.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Down The River Of Golden DreamsOkkervil River's Down the River of Golden Dreams takes the band's hallmarks - lush, eclectic orchestration that evokes chamber pop and soul, lapel-gripping emotional urgency, and the lyrical, direct songwriting of frontman Will Sheff - and expands and elevates them in service of a stunningly ambitious set of new songs.
If last year's Don't Fall in Love with Everyone You See was the middle of the darkest night of the year, Down the River of Golden Dreams is the earliest light of a morning that could either bring the first breeze of spring or a battalion of tornadoes. On it the band stretches their wings, they shake off the fear and trepidation of the last record and try to look life in the face, emboldened by distorted blasts of Wurlitzer, guttural stabs of Hammond organ, urbane strings, and jaunty horns that could be the work of a shitfaced Canadian Brass. Down the River of Golden Dreams combines with Okkervil's trademark melancholy a sense of drama and play at which the last album only hinted. It oozes the band's signature string-destroying folk-rock attack and umbilical chamber-pop swoon, but it also echoes the venomous cabaret of Jacques Brel, the off-kilter swagger of the Faces and Bob Dylan's Blonde On Blonde, and the dusky balladry of Nick Cave. In addition, it displays a new confidence in frontman Will Sheff, whose concise, literary lyrics and emotionally direct delivery are rapidly distinguishing him as one of rock music's best new songwriters.Down the River of Golden Dreams
It Ends With a Fall
For the Enemy
Blanket and Crib
The War Criminal Rises and Speaks
The Velocity of Saul at the Time of his Conversion
Main Island Lovers
Song about a Star
Seas Too Far to Reach$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Pro-Ject VT-E Turntable
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Plug & play audiophile turntable with space-saving vertical design and wall-mount option
Our VT-E turntable proves that turntable setup doesn't have to be rocket science. This great sounding belt-driven deck even comes in two separate versions for both left- and right-handed users*. The VT-E can be positioned either free-standing on a table or wall-mounted using the included low-profile metal bracket. Installation is a breeze since everything is pre-adjusted out of the box - tracking and anti-skating force are carefully set so no further set-up needed! The VT-E turntable is available in matte black, red, or white.
*for the left-handed option, please contact our audio advisor.$349.00VT-E Turntable - 3 Colors Available Buy Now
TightropesTall Tales And The Silver Lining is a Los Angeles based band led by songwriter Trevor Beld Jimenez. Beld Jimenez grew up on the sounds of '70's AM radio, along with L.A. classics like Jackson Browne, Court and Spark-era Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Crazy Horse and the Byrds. His music incorporates all of that -- classic songwriting, great playing, simple, hook-heavy arrangements and thoughtful production -- but updates the sound for today. It's straightforward, heartfelt rock & roll, ten songs of love and loss, ocean-scented breezes and the hum of the open road beneath your wheels.1. Something To Believe In
2. Afraid To Love Again
3. Let It Go
4. Both Alive
6. Harder For You
7. Unknown Forces
8. Wade Through The Storm
10. Losing It$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Good NaturePressed On Colored Vinyl
Frontman Austin Getz doesn't blink when asked to sum up Turnover's third full-length, Good Nature. Learning, he replies. This whole record is about learning. Opening your eyes to new things, going out- side of your comfort zone, and learning to grow into something new. The album's unique blend of musical and spiritual growth is immediately audible on the opening track, Super Natural, a late-summer idyll of intertwined guitar parts and laidback vocals. Listening to how the leisurely Nightlight Girl melts into a more propulsive selection like Breeze, and the way Good Nature flows together as a seamless whole, it's also evident that the foursome has been paying closer attention to how artists from earlier eras made full-length albums: the range of textures, tempos, and dynamics on Good Nature are influenced in part by bossa nova, cool jazz, electronic music, and psychedelic grooves. This influx of new influences and inspiration, navigated by Peripheral Vision producer Will Yip, results in the band's best album to date. Good Nature comes from a place of calm and contentment, nurtured by looking inward.1. Super Natural
2. Sunshine Type
3. What Got In The Way
4. Butterfly Dream
6. Pure Devotion
7. Nightlight Girl
9. All That It Ever Was
10. Living Small
11. Bonnie (Rhythm & Melody)$21.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Marshall Stockwell Portable Speaker
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Big Sound, Small Package
Built for life on the road, the Stockwell is the smallest travel speaker made by Marshall today. This portable active stereo speaker weighs just 1.20 kg, which means it'll go wherever you want it to. Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are built into the Stockwell, which give it 25 hours of playing time. The handy USB port also allows you to charge your devices when you're on the go.
The Stockwell packs a sonic punch, with two 2.25" woofers and two Class D amplifiers, making it the loudest speaker in its class. Volume, bass and treble can be adjusted quickly and easily with the retractable analogue control knobs located at the top of the speaker. Using the Stockwell to receive and end phone calls is a breeze, just tap the phone button on the control panel to answer, or tap it again to end a call. Bluetooth 4.0 technology and a 3.5mm input means connecting your listening device is super easy.
A multi-functional flip cover can be added on or purchased separately for added protection and a little extra style when you're transporting the Stockwell.$229.99Portable Speaker with Case Option Buy Now
Clearaudio Concept Turntable
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The Clearaudio Concept is a winner. For many, it may be the turntable that gets them into this hobby. Others may find it all the turntable they'll ever need.
- Erick Lichte, Stereophile, July 2012
My first impressions were of a very smooth-sounding, quiet turntable-tonearm-cartridge assembly. Those ended up being my lasting impressions impressions as well.
- Michael Fremer, Stereophile, June 2011
Clearaudio's vision for the concept: design an elegantly styled turntable package featuring a level of groundbreaking technology usually only found in high-end turntables, combining plug-and-play simplicity with outstanding sound quality and affordability.
Beneath the refined, contemporary exterior lies a level of technical sophistication unique to Clearaudio. The concept's chassis comprises a core of natural medium-density wood fibre within an aluminium surround and upper layer incorporating a high tech synthetic compound. This composite of materials eliminates the detrimental effects caused by unwanted vibrations.
The DC motor is fed by an external voltage-stabilised power supply and is completely decoupled from the chassis, isolating the record from any mechanical interference. The concept tonearm features a magnetic bearing that is friction-free for extremely low distortion and superb performance. The package is completed with the high-quality Clearaudio CONCEPT MC CARTRIDGE. With the concept turntable package, Clearaudio offers you an extremely innovative design that is very affordable.
The revolutionary concept combines the highest quality of music playback with a design that has won several awards worldwide - including the German Design Award and 'Best Turntable' award from 'What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision' magazine. With the concept, to find an affordable entry point to the high-end world is a breeze. It reveals the magic of optimum sound reproduction even for those music lovers who could not previously afford this experience. You can buy the concept in a package with specially developed MOVING MAGNET (MM) or MOVING COIL (MC) cartridges. A frictionless magnetic bearing tonearm is responsible for the optimal performance of the cartridges. All critical parameters from cartridge tracking weight to anti-skating are preadjusted in our factory. The concept represents the ideal of stress-free 'plug and play': unpack, connect, put the record on the platter - and just enjoy music. There was never more audiophile technology in this class of turntables.
This item is not eligible for discount.$1,600.00Concept Turntable - Color/Cartridge/Tonearm Options Buy Now
Double ExposureWhile many rocking bands in San Francisco and beyond claim to be 'garage' bands' - Kelley Stoltz has actually recorded his new LP Double Exposure in the garage behind his house. And while the car oil stained floors are covered by oriental rugs and there are no snow shovels laying around - there is a collection of vintage synths, 17 guitars, tape echos, mellotrons, a 50's jukebox, a Teardrop Explodes poster, a tape machine used by The Residents, an amp used by Stooge James Williamson, and a myriad other noise making devices which rear their heads on his new record. All told the place is called Electric Duck Studio and it's become a muse capturing zone for Stoltz, as well as Sonny & the Sunsets, The Mantles, Tim Cohen, Life Stinks, The Sandwitches and many other tuneweavers big and small.
Double Exposure is Kelley's first album in a while - near on 3 years since his last one, To Dreamers came out on Sub Pop. What the heck has he been doing since, you ask? Well, renovating the garage for one, and using said garage studio to engineer, produce or encourage the above named bands You see time flies when you're having fun. Add in some love, a little heartbreak, turning 40, deciding to jog everyday, staring at the wall, singing hundreds of songs into the phone, sleeping, recording an album of cover songs with his family, making a couple 45 singles, catching white wine buzzes, getting dropped by Sub Pop, playing keyboards on tour with Rodriguez, and signing on with old supporters at Third Man Records really it's as good old Sandy Denny sang, who knows where the time goes.
Anyway, if you stir up all that stuff and a few other things we won't mention here, you have the makings of a fantastic and heartfelt record, Double Exposure has 10 new jams that Thee Oh Sees main man, John Dwyer, describes thusly, A piece of gold in your ear, A lovely thought in your mind, A breeze in the sun, This record is perfect
Nicely put there Johnny! And you too will thrill to the sound of delay pedals twisting the keys on Inside My Head, crane your neck to the backwards guitars of Are You My Love, ramble and gamble to the clanging cymbals on the title track, question the sanity of a song called Kim Chee Taco Man, and finally, fall down and weep at the sweet fluted sentiments of It's Summertime Again.
For all of you Aussie rules fans, the album was mixed and mastered by Mikey Young of Eddy Current Suppression Ring/Total Control and features Stoltz playing most of the instruments himself and overdubbing parts through his trusty 8 track tape machine.1. Storms
2. Are You My Love
3. Your Face
4. Double Exposure
5. Inside My Head
6. Still Feel
8. Kim Chee Taco Man
9. Down By the Sea
10. It's Summertime Again$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I Thought It Was Us But It Was All Of UsInlcudes Art Print Poster
New Project Led By Montreal Cellist Rebecca Foon
(ESMERINE, SILVER MT ZION, SET FIRE TO FLAMES)
• Features Jamie Thompson (UNICORNS) and Guest Players from LITTLE SCREAM, PATRICK WATSON BAND
and BELL ORCHESTRE
• Recorded and Mixed by Grammy-Winning Engineer
Mark Lawson (ARCADE FIRE)
Saltland is the new project led by Montreal-based cellist Rebecca Foon, best
known as a founding member of contemporary chamber group Esmerine and a former
member of Thee Silver Mt. Zion and Set Fire To Flames. Foon began composing solo
work in 2010, featuring multi-layered cello and hushed vocals at the intersection of
drone, no-wave, improv, dream-pop and minimalism. Joined by Jamie Thompson
(Unicorns, Esmerine) on miniature percussion, programming and signal processing,
Foon's live performances in Montreal and abroad over the past two years have seen
her sound progress towards gently rhythmic and electronic territory as well. She has
transfixed audiences with this new music while sharing the stage with Mary Margaret
O'Hara, Julia Kent, Nat Baldwin and Sam Amidon, among others. As her largely homerecorded debut album began taking shape throughout 2011, with numerous guests
contributing to various pieces, Foon adopted the Saltland moniker for this work.
I Thought It Was Us But It Was All Of Us is a beautifully restrained debut
album that telescopes the directness and economy of Foon's compositional and vocal
styles into lush, twilight atmospheres aglow with luminescent tendrils and flickering
particles. Foon sings of childhood innocence lost, of tender utopic reveries and
downcast dystopic horizons, and the search for soft, stoic strength in a darkening,
devolving world. Foon's voice is discreet but defined, drifting on buoyant currents of
sound sourced from her plucked and bowed cello lines, in most cases propelled by
Thompson's bespoke percussion and understated programming/processing, with
touches of guitar, bass, horns, woodwinds, strings and backing vocals added by a cast
of supporting players. The record unfurls like a gauzy flag in a restless breeze at dusk:
a delicate, resolute sentinel set against the fading light.
The album's ambience also owes much to the work of Mark Lawson, the awardwinning engineer (Arcade Fire) who collaborated closely with Foon to record and mix
these songs at Six Saint V, her apartment studio in Montreal. Lawson, along with
friend and percussionist Thompson, helped to forge a balance between lo-fi intimacy
and shimmering breadth with these recordings, remaining faithful to the all-anologue
instrumentation of the source material while judiciously deploying signal processing
strategies to subtly refract, saturate and expand the sonic landscape. With
contributions from Laurel Sprengelmeyer and Jess Robertson (Little Scream), Mishka
Stein (Patrick Watson), Colin Stetson (Bon Iver), Sarah Neufeld and Richard Reed Parry
(Arcade Fire) among others, Saltland offers up an unassumingly immersive debut
album of searching songs that blend several core influences into a distinctively
naturalistic sound. Saltland stakes out an unaffected, meditative, clear-eyed and
earnest space where minimalism, dream-pop, drone, shoegaze, confessional folk,
modern chamber and ambient/electronic coexist and coalesce.1. Golden Alley
2. I Thought It Was Us
3. Treehouse Schemes
5. But It Was All Of Us
6. Colour The Night Sky
8. Hearts Mend$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Century ChildThe classic Nightwish album, Century Child, released on Double Vinyl LP - Completely Remastered and Features Live Tracks from Summer Breeze Open Air
Century Child was certified double platinum in Finland with more than 60,000 sold copies, the second most sold Finnish album in Finland in year 2002. Century Child has sold more than 80,000 copies in Finland alone. It sold more than 350,000 copies worldwide between 2002 and 2003.1. Bless The Child
2. End Of All Hope
3. Dead To The World
4. Ever Dream
5. Slaying The Dreamer
6. Forever Yours
7. Ocean Soul
8. Feel For You
9. The Phantom Of The Opera
10. Beauty Of The Beast
12. The Wayfarer
13. Bless The Child
14. End of All Hope
15. Dead to the World$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
A Constant Moth
LP Is Packaged In 2-Panel Art Sleeve On High Quality Paper
Welcome to the world of Lord RAJA, a strange, sometimes perilous
alternate dimension withbeauty and decay in equal measure. It's a
world built on the beat-centric music which flows through New York
native Chester Raj Anand's stream of consciousness; here, half-remembered hip-hop classics are spliced into '90s IDM, ambient,
footwork, and experimental sound design. Our latest dispatch from
Lord RAJA's uncanny realm is the impulsive and unpredictable A
Constant Moth LP, 12 hyper-detailed scenes ripped from the surreal
mayhem at play in the mind of this talented young producer.
After releasing his lush Rubies EP with Ghostly in the spring of 2013,
Lord RAJA has travelled further down the wormhole opened by J Dilla,
Dabrye, and Aphex Twin, seeking a place to call his own. His debut
album, A Constant Moth, is that cosmic destination, and has been
carved out and personalized with a strong sense of texture, rhythm,
and spaciousness. Productions like Skyre and Pistol Refix put forth
heavily smashing beats as the foundation of Lord RAJA's palace, while
opulent dancefloor heaters Throw Them Out (System) and De Lia Lu
Lu build glittering pillars from juke experiments and low-res
electroisms, respectively. Warp affiliate Jeremiah Jae graces the
atonal thump of Van Go like a knight paying his respects in RAJA's
court, and beatless synth composition Gottfried Semper billows in
the astral landscape's warm breeze. As far as we can discern, A
Constant Moth is the most eclectic and fully realized depiction of Lord
RAJA's far-o! galaxy to date.
But these 12 tracks are indeed just a glimpse into the sheer scope of
the East Coast artist's musical vision, as A Constant Moth boasts a
brisk 35-minute runtime that'll leave you itching to jump into its
dizzying barrage again. From the opening moments of Yelleo E-
with its jittery rhythmic workout and whirlpool atmospheres-to the
warbling radio transmissions which close out Golden Gravity Birds,
Lord RAJA's debut LP delivers an intricate portrait of a burgeoning
new producer. A Constant Moth is one of those rare records that
sounds precociously self-assured while also hinting at a vast sonic
universe that he's only begun to explore.1. Yelleo E
2. Van Go feat. Jeremiah Jae
3. Pistol Refix
5. TV Talk
6. Gottfried Semper
8. Throw Them Out (System)
9. De Lia Lu Lu
10. Red Sun
11. Black Top
12. Golden Gravity Birds$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Babe Rainbow (Aus)Australia's The Babe Rainbow are happy to announce they have signed to 30th Century Records, the label spearheaded by Danger Mouse. The band are set to release their debut self-titled album.
Recorded in magicland Byron Bay where the band is based, and produced by Stu Mackenzie of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, The Babe Rainbow's first LP is a think piece, stories from the dreamtime, all the colors of the rainbow. As with the album's teaser track Losing Something (Is Finding Something Else) and Peace Blossom Boogy, expect timeless swirling sound and endless good vibes, cool cat vibes, and similar whirly-birding up and on.
The seeds of The Babe Rainbow were sown when Jack Cool-Breeze and Angus Darling The Hothouse Flower started a song writing partnership in middle school, but the band didn't fully-bloom until late in 2015 when, travelling through France, the duo met Venezuelan pianist Lu-Lu-Felix Domingo and became a trio. The band has previously released a self-titled EP featuring the single Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest.1. Losing Something
2. Peace Blossom Boogy
3. Monky Disco
4. Johny Says Stay Cool
5. Sunflower Sutra
6. Fall in Love
7. Superstition Shadow Walk
8. Blue Hour
9. Survival Into the 21st Century
10. Charms Travel
11. Cosmic Now
12. Half a Kiss$23.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
LA EPEarlier this year, Atlanta's Dog Bite found themselves with downtime in Los Angeles between a successful tour with labelmates Toro Y Moi and shows at SXSW in Austin. The four-piece that makes up the touring group started messing around with different sounds and came up with their rst full-band release, the LA EP. This document of the road-tested crew is a stunning sequel to Velvet Changes, the band's debut LP, which showcased the talents of singer-songwriter Phil Jones and bassist Woody
The LA EP begins with "Warm, Wake Up," a song that
captures the bliss of a sunny day in the palm tree-dotted landscape and the romantic intrigue of Hollywood's studio lots. Motoring back down that winding road, we hear "Hunting Seasons where mid-20th century boogie haunts the track's guitars as the reverberating beat oats us back up to the clouds.
A feeling of melancholia drifts throughout the EP's songs. But the saddest part about this collection is its 13-minute length. It ies by like a short vacation or a cool breeze. But much more than sorrow for its passing, the LA EP inspires excitement for the next gust of wind.1. Warm, Wake Up
2. Hunting Season
3. Cold Weather
4. LA Sounds$10.99Vinyl EP - Sealed Buy Now
Come To FindCome To Find on 200-gram vinyl, pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Doug MacLeod's ode to acoustic blues, a consummate bluesman channeling his focus
Mastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray
Tip-on, thick cardboard gatefold jacket
Spend any time around Doug MacLeod and the stories from his years of road time with the likes of Big Joe Turner and Pee Wee Crayton start to flow as easily as a brook tickled by a breeze. And you know you're getting to the good part, the climax if you will, when Doug's eyes start to twinkle, his grin grows broader and out of his mouth pop the words Come to find ...
MacLeod was a widely acknowledged electric blues guitarist for many years, and the leader of his own band, yielding a number of U.S. and European tours and several albums to his credit. Doug disbanded the group to focus all his energies on his first love, acoustic blues.
Come To Find is the debut fruit of that effort. And now it's made even more remarkable, with this 331/3, 200-gram reissue by Analogue Productions. The pressing sounds spectacular. You're holding a hefty 200-gram masterpiece from our own Quality Record Pressings, our state-of-the-art LP pressing plant. And the gatefold jacket is hard-core, old-school style - thick cardboard, tip-on, with additional photos and liner notes inside. Sweet.
Come To Find is the sound of a consummate bluesman touching the core of his art in a program featuring ten originals by Doug. He is beautifully supported in this intimate setting by harmonica ace Charlie Musselwhite and the Mighty Flyer rhythm section, Jimi Bott and Bill Stuve. This is the album that deserves a place of honor in the music collections of even casual blues fans. And for those who love blues already, this is one of the best-sounding, most original works you'll ever hear.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Bring It on Home
2. Since I Left St. Louis
3. Mystery Woman
4. Come to Find
5. Old Virginia Stomp
6. Master's Plan
7. Ain't No Grave
8. Lost Something This Morning
9. Rollin' & Tumblin'
10. Any Port in a Storm
11. When I Left Missouri$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Return To ForeverThe legendary first lineup of Chick Corea's fusion band Return to Forever debuted on this classic album (titled after the group but credited to Corea), featuring Joe Farrell on soprano sax and flute, the Brazilian team of vocalist Flora Purim and drummer/percussionist Airto Moreira, and electric bass whiz Stanley Clarke. It wasn't actually released in the U.S. until 1975, which was why the group's second album, Light as a Feather, initially made the Return to Forever name. Nonetheless, Return to Forever is every bit as classic, using a similar blend of spacy electric-piano fusion and Brazilian and Latin rhythms. It's all very warm, light, and airy, like a soft breeze on a tropical beach.1. Return To Forever
2. Crystal Silence
3. What Game Shall We Play Today
4. Sometime Ago / La Fiesta$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Jolene is Dolly Parton's 13th solo studio album, produced by Bob Ferguson. The title track, Jolene, tells the tale of a housewife confronting a beautiful seductress who she believes is having an affair with her husband. It became Parton's second solo number-one country single; it also was a moderate pop hit for her, and also did well in the United Kingdom. It has been covered by numerous performers.
The album was released around the time Parton was embarking on a solo career, after having spent seven years as part of Porter Wagoner's weekly TV series and road show, and one of the album's songs, I Will Always Love You, was reportedly written to express the remorse Parton felt over the professional breakup. Released as the album's second single, it also became a number-one country single. In 1992, Whitney Houston's version of I Will Always Love You was a mega-hit pop ballad.
Two of the album's songs had been released on previous Parton albums: Early Morning Breeze was a remixed version of a recording which had first appeared on 1971's Coat of Many Colors album (the Jolene version was remixed to more prominently feature the bass and electric steel), while Lonely Coming Down had first appeared on Parton's Wagoner tribute album, My Favorite Songwriter: Porter Wagoner, from 1972.1. Jolene
2. When Someone Wants To Leave
3. River Of Happiness
4. Early Morning Breeze
5. Highlight Of My Life
6. I Will Always Love You
8. Living On Memories Of You
9. Lonely Comin' Down
10. It Must Be You$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now