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Black Pus / Oozing Wound: Split LP (Awaiting Repress)Thrill Jockey label-mates and kindred spirits Black Pus and Oozing Wound have joined together for a strictly limited vinyl-only split LP release. The Black Pus/Oozing Wound split captures both bands energy in a raw form. Intended as a limited edition tour record, the split is not a mere raw blast, it shows a new side to Black Pus and is a teaser for the monster sophomore album from Oozing Wound being mixed in April 2014.1. Blood Will Run (Black Pus)
2. Total Eclipse (Black Pus)
3. Ganja Gremlin (Oozing Wound)
4. Aging Punk (Oozing Wound)
5. All Things Must Pass Out (Oozing Wound)$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
War Zone (Discontinued)Import
War Zone was written especially for and inspired by the film Punisher War Zone. This unique one-off single is only available in one physical format, the colored vinyl 7 single from Music On Vinyl.
The track oozes with the throttling energy that has made Rob Zombie a platinum selling-artist. About his contribution to the movie, Rob Zombie said: I love writing music for films rather than just throwing them an unwanted B side or remix. This track was written exclusively for 'Punisher - War Zone.' A punishing track for a punishing movie.1. War Zone - Rob Zombie
2. Take Me Away - 7 Days Away$7.99Colored Vinyl 7 - Sealed Buy Now
RelishJoan Osborne's Relish is grounded in blues, soul and gospel. The Kentucky native wields her gritty voice with
personality and forceful presence. Osborne's passion for life oozes from the grooves. There's an uplifting fervor to
her material and delivery, as if every second, every note was being individually savored. Key track One of Us sets the album's optimistic tone. It's a simple, direct statement of faith, honest and unadorned, one framed in a near-perfect chorus.1. St. Teresa
2. Man In The Long Black Coat
3. Right Hand Man
5. Dracula Moon
6. One Of Us
8. Spider Web
9. Let's Just Get Naked
10. Help Me
11. Crazy Baby
12. Lumina$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Oh Luna MeinImport
Limited To 500
Red Colored Vinyl
Includes 3 Posters
With their second album, at the turn of the millennium, SAMSAS TRAUM achieved a quantum leap, and not only in terms of production. The album, which contains among other tracks the hit single 'Thanathan und Athanasia' is much loved by fans and devotees of the band, and not just because of the outstanding sounds, for which the Nachtschicht studio (SOPOR AETERNUS, L'ÂME IMMORTELLE, JANUS) was responsible. On 'Oh Luna mein', the choruses that are typical of the band are particularly strong; male and female vocals harmonise with each other in downright cosmic equilibrium.
The insanity oozes from every note of the unmistakable melodies. Featuring artwork that underscores the music's far removal from worldly concerns, 'Oh Luna mein' is and remains a musical milestone that has had a lasting influence on an entire scene.LP 1
1. Und Wenn Sie Erst Gestorben Sind...
2. Opus Suspiriorum
3. FÜr Immer
4. Ode An Epiphanie
5. Dies Ist Kein Traum
6. Mein Flaggschiff In Die Sonne
7. Das Verlorene Kind
8. Heute Nacht Ist Mein Tag
1. Das Ende Krönt Das Werk
2. Thanathan Und Athanasia
3. Opus Tenebrarum
4. ...Dann Leben Wir Noch Heute!
5. FÜr Deine Liebe (FÜr Immer Club RMX)
6. GefÜhl Ist Alles (Thanathan Und Athanasia Radio Edit)$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
SymptomsWhat's more punk rock than being a punk in the Middle East? Nothing. Which is why Israeli miscreants Useless ID are not only the longstanding ambassadors of Middle East punk rock, but they're also way punker than you. Armed with 18 years of experience and a tour history that includes such out-of-the-way spots as China, Belarus, and even Siberia, these boys from Haifa City have finally found a home with longtime friends Fat Wreck Chords for the release of Symptoms. The 12 tracks on Symptoms ooze with all the irresistible appeal of songs popularized by genre heavyweights Rise Against, No Use For A Name, and Alkaline Trio, yet clearly maintain a cohesive and unique perspective from start to finish.1. Live Or Die
2. Before It Kills
3. Normal With You
5. Manic Depression
6. Sleeping With Knives
8. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
9. New Misery
10. Waiting For An Accident
11. Fear In The Mirror
12. Somewhere$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-SUB-9013xBand Of Horses
Everything All The TimeGuitarist/vocalist Ben Bridwell and bassist Mat Brooke formed Band Of Horses in 2004 after the dissolution of their nearly ten-year run in northwest melancholic darlings Carissa's Wierd. Carissa's Wierd trafficked in sadly beautiful orchestral pop, whose songs told unflinching stories of heartbreak and loss, leavened with defeatist humor. Band Of Horses rises from those ashes. Buoyed by Bridwell's warm, reverb-heavy vocals (which channel a strange brew of Wayne Coyne, Neil Young, and Doug Martsch), the group's woodsy, dreamy songs ooze with amorphous tension, longing, and hope. Both raggedly epic and delicately pensive, this is an album painted gorgeously in fragile highs and lows.1 The First Song
2 Wicked Gil
3 Our Swords
4 The Funeral
5 Part One
6 The Great Salt Lake
7 Weed Party
8 I Go To The Barn Cause I Like The
10 St. Augustine$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Get HurtNew Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem return with their eagerly anticipated new album, Get Hurt, through Island Records/Mercury.
Recorded at the legendary Blackbird Studios in Nashville with producer Mike Crossey (The 1975, Arctic Monkeys and Jake Bugg), Get Hurt sees The
Gaslight Anthem pushing their raw stripped back rock 'n' roll into new territory, drawing on a fresh palette of influences ranging from folk, punk, and
Americana. It is an album that is heavier, and yet at the same time more intimate, than anything they have produced to date.
Following the success of their 2012 album Handwritten -- which charted in the Top 10 of the album charts across Europe and America, with the band
playing Wembley Stadium, Glastonbury and Coachella along the way -- The Gaslight Anthem's fifth studio album perfectly shows them thriving creatively
while pushing their horizons artistically. It is a record that oozes the confidence of a band at the very top of their game.1 Stay Vicious
2 1,000 Years
3 Get Hurt
4 Stray Paper
5 Helter Skeleton
6 Underneath The Ground
7 Rollin' And Tumblin'
8 Red Violins
9 Selected Poems
10 Ain't That A Shame
11 Break Your Heart
12 Dark Places$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Reality Testing (Awaiting Repress)The hyper-chromatic music of Matt Cutler marks him out as a true impressionist; as Lone, he drizzles brightly coloured melody through his tracks with all the reflexive skill of a master painter daubing inks and pigment across paper. On Cutler's fifth Lone album, Reality Testing, released on R&S, he sends notes and chords rippling delicately into space before allowing them to disperse, each oozing beautifully away into the background fabric of the music. Combined with rhythms that ebb and flow, shifting from propulsive club constructions to beatific coastal hip-hop, it's a sensuous, immersive, heady experience, and easily his most accomplished and self-contained work to date.1. First Born Seconds
2. Restless City
3. Meeker Warm Energy
4. Aurora Northern Quarter
5. 2 Is 8
6. Airglow Fires
8. Begin to Begin
10. Vengeance Video
12. Cutched Under$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS 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
Thought Forms / Ebsen & The Witch Split LPEsben's side immediately reaches a fever pitch as 'No Dog' drags itself up from the primordial ooze of Sonic Youth's early years mastery of cacophony and dissonance, underpinned by the volatile rhythmic propulsion of Fugazi or Hoover. The lone voice left unadorned in the eye of the storm comes from bassist and vocalist Rachel Davies, who summons up the fiery catharsis of Chelsea Wolfe or Sharon Van Etten. The trio's other contribution here, 'Butoh', pursues an altogether more tribal path, kicking up a fury and intensity rarely matched this side of the pond these days. Thought Forms find an equally cathartic voice across their four songs, but achieve it by totally different means: dressing their tracks up with the swirling swathes of guitar you'd expect from the dreamier edges of the '80s US lexicon. 'For the Moving Stars' jolts forward from the off with the sort of driving, hypnotic lead lines you'd expect from J Mascis, that is were he armed with Steve Turner's pedal collection. 'Your Bones', meanwhile, is a disarming slow-burner that creeps its way into the back of your mind, erupting from what could have been an early Low cut into an uphill battle against tumbling drums and guitars that crackle like a bonfire on a crisp Autumn night.1. Thought Forms - Your Bones
2. Thought Forms - Sound of Violence
3. Thought Forms - For The Moving Stars
4. Thought Forms - Silver Kiss
5. Ebsen and the Witch - No Dog
6. Ebsen and the Witch - Butoh$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Through The Dusty Paths Of Our LivesJust the name Paris evokes thoughts of romance. From tiny streetside cafes serving cafe au lait and fresh croissants to the breathtaking panoramic view as seen from atop the Eiffel Tower, the city simply oozes love. Thankfully the city of love also has a darker side. One just as dedicated to love, just love of a different kind. Love of all things heavy and all things rock. And that's the real Paris the one where Abrahma lives.
Formed in 2005 under the moniker Alcohsonic, this Parisian quartet epitimized the ideals of Rock and Roll. Blending the classic American 70's sound with blues, southern roots and just a hint of the modern Seb Bismuth, Nicolas Heller and the brothers Colin attempted to set Europe on fire. Their flame burned hot but far too bright and after five years, one LP and a scathing trail of live shows sharing the stage with the likes of Brant Bjork and Cactus, their course was run. But like a pheonix rising from it's own ashes Alcohsonic has been reborn as Abrahma.
''Through The Dusty Paths Of Our Lives'' is a self made monument to what might have been and an explosive first example what is yet to come. Five years on the road has hardened the sound and forged the new songs like iron in flame. Gone are any hints of 70's revivalism, buried beneath thick sludgy riffs and thundering basslines. Six hands play as one with the voice of an angry angel lighting the way. Featuring a guest appearance by Ed Mundell (Monster Magnet) and artwork designed by Alexander vonWieding ''Through The Dusty Paths Of Our Lives'' is a once in a lifetime debut. Catch a glimpse before the sparks begin to fly.LP1
2. Neptune Of Sorrow
3. Tears Of The Sun
4. Dandelion Dust
5. Honkin' Water Roof
6. Loa's Awakening (Prelude)
7. Vodun Pt. 1: Samedi's Awakening
8. Big Black Cloud
1. Headless Horse
2. Vodun Pt. 2: I, Zombie
3. Oceans On Sand...
4. ...Here Sleep Ghosts
5. Vodun Pt. 3: Final Asagwe
6. The Maze
7. Omega$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
SUCKERFollowing the release of her Top 10 hit, 'Boom Clap' - which has now sold over 1 Million copies in the US - and recent win at this year's Teen Choice Awards ('Best R&B/Hip-Hop Song' for "Fancy"), Charli XCX is very pleased to announce details of her highly-anticipated sophomore album Sucker, through Neon Gold/Atlantic Records featuring a brand new single, 'Break The Rules.' New single 'Break The Rules' sees Charli XCX - 22-year-old Charlotte Aitchison from London - return with a bad-ass floor-filler, oozing rebellion and attitude, which is set to ignite the airwaves in the coming months.1. Sucker
2. Break The Rules
3. London Queen
4. Breaking Up
5. Gold Coins
6. Boom Clap
7. Doing It
8. Body of My Own
10. Hanging Around
11. Die Tonight
12. Caught in the Middle
13. Need Ur Luv$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Spit And ArgueProsthetic Records is proud to announce the signing of Long Beach, CA-based miscreants, The Greenery. The band, whose brand of snotty, metallic hardcore punk rock has drawn comparisons to Every Time I Die, The Bronx, Discharge and the Stitches, are recording their full-length debut at BuzzBomb Stuio in Orange, CA with Paul Minor.
Since Forming in 2007, the band has toured the entire U.S. several times and has countless regional runs under their belt. In April of 2011, The Greenery participated in the Road to Metal Fest Tour, along with Lionheart, Legend, The Great Commission and Monsters. The tour routed them through the Jamboree Fest in Toledo, OH and ended at New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, MA. The Greenery embody everything that is true to the DIY spirit, and that spirit oozes from every track on Spit and Argue.No Listing Available.$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Die ScreamingSomething sinister is looming in the mist - a ghastly three-headed apparition, equal parts riffage & rancour and fuelled by a steady diet of garage rock 7-inches played at 33RPM and horror movies watched at 5AM, the primeval force of Satan's Satyrs is returned to the earth to lay waste to everything in its path.
Rising from the primordial ooze of Herndon, Virginia Satan's Satyrs hit the metal underground like a tidal wave of sulphur with their debut proper, 2012's Wild Beyond Belief. This almighty assault, almost entirely the work of chief Satyr Clayton Burgess, was a harrowing blast of fuzz-drenched aggro - a clash of Venom-esque metalpunk squalor and in-the-red garage-rock dementia.
With Jarrett Nettnin soon joining the fray on guitar and Stephen Fairfield on drums, the power-trio were soon invited by Electric Wizard to 2013's Roadburn Festival, which they graced with two scorching sets, one being entirely comprised of cuts by their heinous heroes Blue Cheer. Yet the three-piece, despite being barely into their twenties, weren't about to rest on their laurels. What's more, the result of their onward march into grisly pastures new is the more mature yet no less malicious new opus, 'Die Screaming' which sees it's European release via Bad Omen Records in 2014.
This time around, the band set about expanding their sound, maintaining their trash-obsessed aesthetic whilst sharpening their songcraft to produce an album possessed of both mighty heaviosity and incisive hooks. Bolstered by roaring Hammond and percussive ornamentation that bring still more Hammer Horror atmosphere to the fray, 'Die Screaming' transcends the band's Black Sabbath, Stooges and Black Flag influences to arrive at a relentlessly gory and gung-ho assault on the senses. One minute, this terror-troupe are dishing out the rotten rock n'roll of 'One By One (They Die) and Curse Of The Corpse, which stalk the Earth like the reanimated corpses of Budgie and Blue Oyster Cult records past. The next, on the jaw-dropping title-track, they're throwing Death SS, the Alice Cooper of Sick Things and Scott Reagers-era Saint Vitus into a bubbling cauldron and standing well back. Yet at all times Satan's Satyrs' gonzo attack is authentically red in both tooth and claw.
Rising high above the overkill of self-styled occult rock that lurks in the underground at present. Satan's Satyrs are blazing a trail through a nightmarish world of battered VHS videos, overheated ampstacks and dog-eared vinyl, and are a band fit to set the pulse of any self-respecting trash connoisseur racing. With 'Die Screaming', they're set to carry out the Devil's bidding across the globe with uniquely sordid and salacious style.1. Thumper's Theme
2. Instruments of Hellfire
3. Curse of the Corpse
4. Black Souls
5. Show Me Your Skull
6. One By One
7. Lucifer Lives
8. Die Screaming$34.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Night CreeperThe Night Creeper is the new album by Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats. Contained within are ten tracks of the type of sonic psyche-frazzling heaviness and blood-drenched pop that have made Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats one of Britains great cult bands.
Recorded at Toe Rag studios in early 2015 with engineer Liam Watson (White Stripes, Tame Impala, Electric Wizard), their fourth opus The Night Creeper, finds the quartet in full-on deatripping, third eye-widening mode. Here songs ooze louche evil over flesh-melting riffs that creep like hot magma bubbling up through the earths crust at their own malevolent pace. This album is in no hurry to destroy you. But it will. It will.
In an age when the word is over-used, Uncle Acid are indeed a true cult. Everything they do is covert, their movements crepuscular, the loyalty they inspire fervent. Every sneering melody and every piece of artwork is loaded with meaning, designed to be pored over. Their press coverage is deliberately limited but doesnt prevent them selling out US tours or joining Black Sabbath at their personal request. They only reveal what they want to reveal: chiefly that Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats began as a studio project circa 2009 in Cambridge, the wild concept of Kevin Starrs. The rest is academic.
And now comes The Night Creeper, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats darkest journey yet1. Waiting For Blood
2. Murder Nights
4. Pusher Man
5. Yellow Moon
6. Melody Lane
7. The Night Creeper
9. Slow Death
10. Black Motorcade (hidden track)$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Forever ChangesRanked 40/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The third and final album by the original Love lineup, Forever Changes has consistently drawn epic praise both upon its 1968 release on Elektra Records and to this very day. Rolling Stone described Forever Changes as "elegant armageddon" when listing it as #40 in the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time while another rave review considered it, "one of the most distinctive masterpieces in that era of masterpieces." A landmark work that is without question the L.A.-based psychedelic folk-rock pioneers' most fully realized studio effort, Forever Changes was produced by band co-founder/frontman Arthur Lee and The Doors' engineer/producer Bruce Botnick.
Lee's metaphysically super-logical lyrics, warbled sweetly over the band's full-bloom psychedelia, a swirling current of guitars, strings, and horns layered into a mind-expanding wall of beauty. The album's song titles read like signs along the long and winding road to Nirvana: "Andmoreagain," "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale," "The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This," "You Set The Scene." Forever Changes exploded the personal into the universal and uncovered the eternal tucked away inside the familiar.
"In the summer of 1967 a billboard appeared on Los Angeles' legendary Sunset Strip telling all who looked skyward to 'watch for the third coming of LOVE.' Emblazoned with an image of the group painted in oozing pink, purple, blue, and green meant to resemble an organic heart, Love were barely recognizable in their collective obscurity. Though they had followed hot on the heels of The Byrds to rule the L.A. club scene a year earlier, the band (at the time perhaps the most progressive and uncompromising in pop) never made the leap to mainstream acceptance or the Billboard Top 10. Ironically, that same summer their Elektra labelmates and former opening act, The Doors hit #1 with 'Light My Fire.' Meanwhile, the five members of Love (Arthur Lee, Johnny Echols, Bryan MacLean, Ken Forssi, and Michael Stuart) struggled to complete an album that would barely chart on initial release. In most stories Love would be the group that promised more than they delivered. That would be had 'the third coming' not been Forever Changes, a long-player widely rated above any other waxing of that idyllic era." - Andrew Sandoval/liner notes for the 2008 reissue1. Alone Again Or
2. A House Is Not A Motel
4. The Daily Planet
5. Old Man
6. The Red Telephone
7. Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale
8. Live And Let Live
9. The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This
10. Bummer In The Summer
11. You Set The Scene$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Last Poem / First LightFrom NYC, So Hideous combines intense, blackened hardcore with orchestral elements to create a unique blend of music that has been called a raging force of post-black metal; frothing with shoegaze and oozing with tortured melancholy.
Last Poem/First Light was recorded and mixed by Dean Baltulonis (Agnostic Front, Lucero) and mastered by Scott Hull (Sting and Lou Reed).1. Rising
2. Stabat Mater
3. My Light
5. Last Poem
6. Glory$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Great Paris Concert (Pure Pleasure)
This set came about, in part, as a result of Ellington's signing to Frank Sinatra's Reprise label in November 1962, with the ending of his exclusive contract to Columbia. Six numbers from the three Paris dates were initially edited and released by Reprise as part of the ten-song Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits, but the bulk of the performances from those shows didn't surface until many years later as The Great Paris Concert on two LPs. This album "The Great Paris Concert" is raw and largely unedited, and depicts the full Ellington band in extraordinary form, oozing excitement -- from the saxophone showcase on the opener, Rockin' In Rhythm, the various sections of the band take flight at different points throughout this set, which includes such contemporary numbers as Ellington's theme music for an all but forgotten television series, The Asphalt Jungle, and excerpts from Such Sweet Thunder. Johnny Hodges is showcased in several solos, most notably on Suite Thursday, a work whose original studio incarnation he missed appearing on; Cootie Williams (Tutti for Cootie), Paul Gonsalves (Cop Out), Ray Nance (Bula), and Cat Anderson (Jam with Sam) get their own moments in the spotlight.
- Duke Ellington (piano)
- Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams (trumpet)
- Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper (trombone)
- Paul Gonsalves, Johnny Hodges (saxophone)
- Russell Procope (clarinet, saxophone)
- Ernie Shephard (bass)
- Sam Woodyard (drums)
- Milt Grayson (vocal)
Recording: February 1963 at The Olympia Theatre, Paris, France
Production: Neshui Ertegun
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. Kinda Dukish/Rockin' In Rhythm
2. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
3. The Star-Crossed Lovers
4. All Of Me
5. Theme From Asphalt Jungle
6. Concerto For Cootie
7. Tutti For Cootie
8. Suite Thursday In Four Movements:
2. The Eighth Veil
3. Rose Of The Rio Grande
4. Cop Out
6. Jam With Sam
7. Happy-Go-Lucky Local
8. Tone Parallel To Harlem$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Piano Man (Awaiting Repress)Billy Joels Piano Man established a legend via two elements that became a trademark of his career: simple, yet disarmingly effective lyrics that speak to universal truths and instilled feelings of pathos. With the classic title track, Joel captures the emotions and expectations all of usconsciously or notattach to our favorite musicians: Sing us a song you're the piano man/Sing us a song tonight/Well we're all in the mood for a melody/And you've got us feeling alright, he croons. Indeed, Joel has everyone feeling good on this breakout set.
Never before properly remastered, Mobile Fidelity secured the original master tapes to present this 1973 singer-songwriter masterwork in unparalleled fidelity. The cavity of Joels piano, tension of the strings, and reach of his voice are astounding on this numbered limited-edition LP pressing. The New York native finally seems as if hes playing in your room rather than down the hall.
After the commercial failure of his debut, and resulting legal disputes with his label, a determined Joel took up a six
month residency as a lounge singer in Los Angeles. The vocalist continued to pen songs, including his signature track, Piano Man, a fictional narrative motivated by the real-life stories and actions of the patrons he witnessed during his cocktail club residency. Joel also drew inspiration from a fellow peer with whom hed ultimately collaborate on a series of highly successful tours that continue to this day: Elton John. The Englishmans Tumbleweed Connection fueled a creative spurt in Joel, who extends the records Western imagery and bluesy themes.
Ignoring introspection in favor of rich character sketches, Joel utilizes his knack for melodic flair, filling out the songs with comprehensive arrangements and a swift sense of purpose. His talesThe Ballad of Billy the Kid, Captain Jack, Aint No Crimeare supported with phenomenal harmonies and thematic flavors that arrive courtesy of instrumental accents from first-rate players that include guitarist Larry Carlton, banjoist Fred Heilbrun, and drummer Ron Tutt. Joel supplies the requisite emotions, and Piano Man oozes with life.
Mobile Fidelitys 180g LP possesses a warmth that, until now, none of Joels records possess. Soundstaging, imaging, and immediacy are refined and mannered, and the enthusiasm and completeness of Joels craft come into supreme focus.
No fan of 70s rock or pop should be without this stellar pressing!
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Travelin' Prayer
2. Piano Man
3. Ain't No Crime
4. You're My Home
5. The Ballad of Billy the Kid
6.Worse Comes to Worst
7. Stop in Nevada
8. If I Only Had the Words (To Tell You)
9. Somewhere Along the Line
10. Captain Jack$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Stubborn HeartStubborn Heart's self titled debut of stunning and surprisingly poignant electronic soul emotes heartbreak over broken beats and dark, atmospheric space. The clean, ghostly production coalesces with Luca Santucci's mournful vocal to positively ooze a bruised melancholy.
Equally inspired by 80's and 90's electronic music and 60's and 70's soul, Stubborn Heart never lose their passion for good pop music - everything from Hall & Oates to Timbaland. Recent comparisons have been drawn with the XX, Sbtrkt, James Blake and Four Tet.1. Penetrate
2. Better Than This
3. Two Times A Maybe
5. It's Not That Easy
6. Starting Block
8. Head On
9. To Catch A Spark
10. Need Someone$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-MEG-4045xTruth And Salvage Co.
Pick Me UpTRUTH & SALVAGE CO.'s second album, PICK ME UP (Megaforce/Sony RED), is a work that powerfully builds on their stirring blend of rock and Americana introduced on their acclaimed 2010 self-titled debut album. Distinguished by their four lead vocalists and five songwriters, plus soaring four-part harmonies and a strong guitar-keyboard meld, the band co-produced the album this time around with Jon Ashley, while longtime band cohort Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses) handled the mix. It is a joyous tour de force recorded at Echo Mountain studio in Asheville, NC that features 12 original tracks and a cover of Joe South's Grammy-winning 1968 hit "Games People Play." Opening with the plaintive "The Bad Times," the album shifts into high gear with "Silver Lining" and keeps the highlights coming with such songs as "Appalachian Hilltop," "Bird On The Wing," "I'm Not Your Boyfriend," the title track and the rollicking "So Sad."
True to its title PICK ME UP, this is an album that soars. Tim Jones says, "We liked the triple meaning of 'pick me up,' how you could not only be asking someone for a ride, or literally encouraging someone to pick up the album, but also how it's a metaphorical lift, which we were feeling we needed throughout the process." Walker Young adds, "Lyrically we wanted that song to have an inspiring message, it's talking about hope and perseverance in the face of loneliness and just the challenges of everyday life. The sonic mix we ended up getting matches the vibe perfectly, I think. It's definitely a feel-good album we were going for joyous revelry, music that would inspire the heart and mind."
Scott Kinnebrew says the time between their first and second albums helped them grow: "We have had, really, four years since recording our first record and we have been playing our asses off. So we are better players." Adam Grace elaborates: "For this record, we just wanted to record what we do live onstage every night. We kept things loose, had a bunch of fun, and just played and sung our hearts out. The result is a record that shows the real chemistry we share. You can hear it oozing from every song."1. The Bad Times
2. Silver Lining
3. Bird on the Wing
5. Appalachian Hilltop
6. Games People Play
7. I'm Not Your Boyfriend
8. Back in Your Love
9. Pick Me Up
10. So Sad
11. Shady River
12. Middle Island Creek
13. All Stand Tall$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
EndgameAfter emerging in 2011 via a rapid-fire series of groundbreaking EPs, Brooklyn-based producer Ital (Daniel Martin-McCormick) surprised followers by releasing his debut album "Hive Mind" on Planet Mu in February 2012. The record immediately struck a chord with both critics and fans for its fascinating use of house rhythms to bolster fractured, alien landscapes with a surprisingly tender emotional power. Seemingly unconcerned with dance music orthodoxy and informed by years in the noise-punk underground, his compositions came out of left field, constructed on primitive software with bizarre, culture jamming samples. Dance music in New York was re-emerging after a period of stagnation, and Ital was among the first of a younger wave of producers to invigorate it with a dose of visceral vitality.
Since then, he's remained at the forefront with a remarkable EP for esteemed label Workshop, a collaboration with Hieroglyphic Being and a pair of excellent EPs on his own Lovers Rock imprint. Now Ital has returned to Planet Mu for "Endgame", his most singular and hypnotic work to date.Vertigo-inducing, nuanced and highly evocative, "Endgame" is a delirious pleasure to dive into. The album's textures often explore inviting spaces, only to bring the listener "somewhere uncomfortable, perceiving constant chaos and collapse in the periphery of your vision," as Daniel describes. This is especially evident on the haunting title track, its dizzying reverb lingering while the bottom drops out, leaving the listener suddenly on the edge of a cliff they weren't even aware of, and the glacial shift in "Beacon" from warm, bubbling chords to disconcerting stillness. Meanwhile, throttling techno tracks like Whispers In The Dark & White II burst with undeniably seductive dancefloor energy, each jagged edge and oozing melody uniquely formed. One of his goals from the start was "to keep things liquid. The music had to come from that natural, unforced space." Inspired by recent excursions into psychedelics, "apocalyptic" strains of minimalist composition, and his sense of "eerily ubiquitous post-globalization culture-leveling," "Endgame" is a techno album that teems with ideas. Recorded with a select arsenal of hardware, mixed with M Geddes Gengras at his LA studio and mastered by acclaimed engineer Rashad Becker, the final result is a shimmering blend of his swirling, effects-laden live sets with a deeper, more penetrating emotional and melodic clarity. "Endgame" sees Ital unlocking his own sound and pushing himself to new depths sonically and technically, a figurehead for a strong international community as well as a truly visionary artist in his own right.LP1
3. Whispers In The Dark
2. White II
3. Black Dust
4. Oche$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The High FrontierLumerians release The High Frontier on through Partisan Records. The name for the album comes from a term coined by Gerard K. O'Neil in his illustrated 1976 book depicting human colonisation of space. The High Frontier contains Krautrock inspired exploration, Afrobeat's ritualistic rhythms, post-punk guitar noise and cracked-glacÉ synth lines culled from perverse 1970s sci-fi soundtracks.
It's a cacophony of sound in which Lumerians acknowledge the role noise and rhythm has always played in transcendent and ecstatic rituals the world over, from the repetitious drums of tribal animists to the penetrating electronic pulses of neon dance clubs.
The six tracks and 33 minutes that make up The High Frontier were recorded and produced in Lumerians' self-built studio/brewery: a room housed in a converted store-front church in a neighbourhood affectionately referred to as the "Murder Dubbs".
The High Frontier brings back the sound of prog rock that was so familiar in the 70s. Uncut described the album as: "a fruitful collision between Boredoms, Neu! and the Grateful Dead" and they are spot on.
Track one Dogon Genesis could easily fit itself into the 70s with no questions asked. Dogon Genesis is a fantastic first track that prepares the listener for the rest of the album. Dogon Genesis could refer to the Dogon tribe of Mali which gives a good indication of how bonkers the record is.
Title track The High Frontier has a completely different sound to that of Dogon Genesis. It's a slower tempo with more deep, bass tones coming through. The drum beat produces a mesmerising rhythm alongside the swooping synth sounds.
Previously disclosed track, The Bloom follows the same theme as The High Frontier. It's strange and eery. It is probably the most experimental song on the record which introduces lots of sounds and plays with the concepts of prog rock to create a brilliantly atmospheric track. The synth sounds heard at the beginning almost sound like sirens, building a sense of tension and fear into the listener.
Koman Tong breaks the album away from eerie and unnerving and plunges it into summer happiness. Koman Tong is still very experimental but it starts to introduce the idea of world influences into Lumerians' music, the guitar is distorted leading it to sound faintly like a sitar in parts while gongs and bells can be heard in the background. It's the best track on the record by far. There is just so much to catch and involve yourself in that you will instantly become lost in the music - cliched as it may sound.
Smokies Tangle turns the album back to its 70s prog rock style while the last track, Life Without Skin again oozes world influences, foreign vocals and jazz inspired drum beats to create a superb end track. It has a fantastic rhythm and melody and can easily be placed as one of the best songs on The High Frontier. It's also one of the only tracks on the album that uses influences from Lounge - think Bonobo vs prog rock and you're almost there.
The High Frontier is a mesmerizing account of weirdness and oddity that will leave you wanting to hear more. Each track has so many layers to it that you really will become immersed in this record. It's 33 minutes of experiments, fusion of genres and rule-breaking in the music world. A triumph.
- Rocking Republic1. Burning Mirrors
2. Black Tusk
3. Shortwave Fields
4. Atlanta Brook
6. Calalini Rises
8. Melting Space
9. Gaussian Castles$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Anne's proper debut LP - "Pulling Chain" leads a dark and dirty dance oozing
with gothic sexuality. Combining vibing, moody synths with thumping electronic back beats, Pulling Chain marks a change in form as frontman David Lindell
continues Anne into electronic territory. His vocals dip and tease between a
lusty, bellowing baritone and a playful falsetto. Maintaining post-punk rhythmic
tendencies and stepping out of the reverbed cloudiness of previous work, Lindell
emerges with a collection of songs that carry a grinding, primal urgency.1. Modesty
6. Blonde Men
8. Interruption$14.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now