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  • IBM 1401- A User's Manual IBM 1401- A User's Manual Quick View

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    IBM 1401- A User's Manual


    First Ever Vinyl Pressing


    Deluxe Gatefold Sleeve


    2x Clear LP


    Two Bonus Tracks


    Never before pressed on vinyl, IBM 1401, A User's Manual, is one of Jóhann Jóhannsson's most-loved works. Originally released in 2006, the decade since its release has seen Jóhann establish himself as one of the most important composers in the world, notably scoring movies such as Arrival, Blade Runner 2049, Sicario and The Theory of Everything. Johann's scores have been nominated for two Academy Awards®, two Golden Globes®, a Grammy® and three BAFTA® awards. He was awarded the Golden Globe® for Best Original Score for The Theory Of Everything.


    Inspired by the work his father did in the sixties when chief maintenance engineer of one of Iceland's first computers, Jóhann originally wrote IBM 1401, A User's Manual to accompany a dance piece by long-standing collaborator and friend, Erna Ómarsdóttir. For the album release, he rewrote the piece for a sixty-piece string orchestra, with a new final movement (built around a poem by Dorothy Parker) and incorporating both electronics and reel-to-reel recordings made by his father and friends in 1971 of the IBM 1401 mainframe computer singing the hymn Ísland Ögrum Skorið by Sigvaldi Kaldalóns as it was being decommissioned.


    The first ever pressing of IBM 1401, A User's Manual comes in a deluxe gatefold sleeve, reworked by Chris Bigg (v23) from his original design. Pressed on clear vinyl, two live tracks recorded with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra have also been added.

    LP 1
    1. Part 1/ IBM 1401 Processing Unit
    2. Part 2/ IBM 1403 Printer
    3. Part 3/ IBM 1402 Card Read-Punch
    4. Part 4/ IBM 729 II Magnetic Tape Unit


    LP 2
    1. Part 5/ The Sun's Gone Dim And The Sky's Turned Black
    2. Part 1 - IBM 1401 Processing Unit - Live with the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
    3. Part 5 - The Sun's Gone Dim And The Sky's Turned Black - Live with the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

    Johann Johannson
    $27.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Source The Source Quick View

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    The Source

    While Ayreon's 'Forever/Planet Y' saga seemed to have reached its conclusion
    with the album 01011001, it's clear that Arjen Lucassen's creative muses
    had other plans. The new Ayreon album the source revisits the forever saga,
    adding a whole new chapter to Lucassen's impressive body of work. With its
    top-flight cast of singers and musicians, compelling songs, overwhelming
    sound, and intriguing story, The Source offers everything that has gained
    Lucassen dedicated fans worldwide since he laid the foundations of Ayreon
    back in the mid-90's.


    Just as on his previous albums, The Source has Arjen Lucassen playing a wide
    variety of instruments, while the inimitable Ed Warby (O.A. Elegy, Gorefest,
    Hail of Bullets) once again masterfully handles the drums, and features vocal
    contributions from renowned artists like James Labrie (Dream Theater),
    Simone Simons (Epica), Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Hansi KÜrsch (Blind
    Guardian), Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia), and Russell Allen (Symphony X).

    LP 1
    1. The Day That The World Breaks Down
    2. Sea Of Machines
    3. Everybody Dies
    4. Star Of Sirrah
    5. All That Was
    6. Run! Apocalypse! Run!
    7. Condemned To Live


    LP 2
    1. Aquatic Race
    2. The Dream Dissolves
    3. Deathcry Of A Race
    4. Into The Ocean
    5. Bay Of Dreams
    6. Planet Y Is Alive!
    7. The Source Will Flow
    8. Journey To Forever
    9. The Human Compulsion
    10. March Of The Machines

    Ayreon
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! Quick View

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    Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!

    Produced by George Clinton


    Following up on their debut Stretchin' Out In Bootsy's Rubber Band [MOVLP1375], Ahh The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! is the second album by American Funk act Bootsy's Rubber Band, originally released in 1977. The album was produced by Parliament Funkadelic's funk meister George Clinton and bass player & front man William Bootsy Collins. With the help of Clinton, the band has released four LPs in the '70s. This particular album reached number One on Billboard magazine's Top R&B/Soul albums chart.


    The band features Bootsy's brother Phelps Catfish Collins, Jr on guitar, Frankie Kash on drums, Frederick Flintstone Allen on drums and James Brown regulars Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley on horns. Guest appearances include saxophonist Randy and trumpeter Michael Brecker, and keyboardist Bernie Worrell, amongst others.


    Everything on the album is excellent, that is true of up-tempo smokers like The Pinocchio Theory and the title song as well as slow, moody, eerie offerings such as What's a Telephone Bill? and Munchies For Your Love. The lyrics are consistently humorous and clever, the grooves are consistently infectious. Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! bears that distinctive P-funk sound, and is essential listening for lovers of hard 1970s Funk.

    Side A - El Uno - A Friendly Boo
    1. Ahh...the Name Is Bootsy, Baby
    2. The Pinocchio Theory
    3. Rubber Duckie
    4. Preview Side Too


    Side B - Un Dos - Geepieland Music
    1. What's A Telephone Bill?
    2. Munchies For Your Love
    3. Can't Stay Away
    4. Reprise: We Want Bootsy

    Bootsy's Rubber Band
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Occult Architecture Vol. 1 Occult Architecture Vol. 1 Quick View

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    Occult Architecture Vol. 1

    Meaning all things magick and supernatural, the root of the word occult is that which is hidden, concealed, beyond the limits of our minds. If this is occult, then the Occult Architecture of Moon Duo's fourth album - a psychedelic opus in two separate volumes released in 2017 - is an intricately woven hymn to the invisible structures found in the cycle of seasons and the journey of day into night, dark into light. Offering a cosmic glimpse into the hidden patterning embedded in everything, Occult Architecture reflects the harmonious duality of these light and dark energies through the Chinese theory of Yin and Yang. In Chinese, Yin means the shady side of the hill and is associated with the feminine, darkness, night, earth. Following this logic, Vol. 1 embraces and embodies Moon Duo's darker qualities - released appropriately, in the heart of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.
    1. The Death Set
    2. Cold Fear
    3. Creepin'
    4. Cross-Town Fade
    5. Cult of Moloch
    6. Will of the Devil
    7. White Rose
    Moon Duo
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  • Event II Event II Quick View

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    Event II

    Deltron 3030 is composed of a trinity of alt-rap all-stars: Master lyricist Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, superproducer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and
    virtuoso turntablist DJ Kid Koala. Individually, they stand at the top of their respective musical disciplines; together, on the eponymous Deltron 3030, they
    warped space, bent time, transcended genre and blew minds, creating an album that still stands today as one of the most important records in the annals
    of underground hiphop.


    Both timely and avant garde, Deltron 3030 accurately - if surrealistically - captured the spirit of the cusp of the millennium, an era when a technolog ydriven
    stock market bubble was on the verge of bursting, when the political world was entering an era of unprecedented partisanship, when global
    inequality was beginning to skyrocket. Critics dubbed it a masterpiece: The most purely enjoyable hip-hop album of 2000, NME declared. Vice praised
    Deltron 3030 as a dope hip-hop concept album...visionary sci-fi rap for comic book heads, cyberpunks and conspiracy theorists that closed the gaps
    between indie-rap, boom bap and future-music. It's not only one of the best albums in either of their catalogs, but one of the best to come out of the new
    underground, period, said AllMusic.com. Pitchfork called Nakamura the poet laureate of creepy, oppressive beats, describing the album as an exciting
    reimagining of the future from the bottom up that reveals Del as a surprisingly acute social critic.


    Now, over a decade later, they're finally releasing the long-awaited follow-up to their debut - an album titled Deltron 3030: Event II. This time, the album
    has a specific story, says Del. The Deltron world has gone too far with technology. Everything's destroyed, and you just see the remnants of our
    technology. The streets are run by criminals, the police are outnumbered and outgunned, and we're like pirates, running rogue, doing what we do to
    survive. That's the scene of it. We're trying to be as literary as possible while dealing with a musical format. I don't know if you could even categorize this
    as a hip hop album - it's more like a rock opera, but using rap.


    He notes that the words, music and narrative have been deliberately chosen to put listeners into a specific emotional state. This record took 13 years,
    and the whole time fans are telling us we better come out with Deltron right now - quit teasing me, laughs Del. Well, this is beyond a regular album.
    Because I would say, me, Dan and Koala, we aren't limited by what other rap groups do - we're musicians first. I studied music theory for ten years. Dan
    and Koala been learning music since they were kids. We're bringing it all together here, everything, and the fans, the critics, they all going to be surprised
    by what we got. You'll see.

    1. Stardate (feat. Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
    2. The Return
    3. Pay the Price
    4. Nobody Can (feat. Aaron Bruno of AWOLNATION)
    5. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 1 (feat. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
    6. Melding of the Minds (feat. Zach De La Rocha)
    7. The Agony (feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
    8. Back in the Day (feat. The Lonely Island)
    9. Talent Supersedes (feat. Black Rob)
    10. Look Across the Sky (feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
    11. The Future of Food (feat. David Chang)
    12. My Only Love (feat. Emily Wells)
    13. What Is This Loneliness (feat. Damon Albarn and Casual)
    14. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 2 (feat. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
    15. City Rising From the Ashes (feat. Mike Patton)
    16. Do You Remember (feat. Jamie Cullum)
    Deltron 3030
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  • Event II: Instrumentals Event II: Instrumentals Quick View

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    Event II: Instrumentals


    INSTRUMENTAL VERSION


    Deltron 3030 is composed of a trinity of alt-rap all-stars: Master lyricist Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, superproducer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and
    virtuoso turntablist DJ Kid Koala. Individually, they stand at the top of their respective musical disciplines; together, on the eponymous Deltron 3030, they
    warped space, bent time, transcended genre and blew minds, creating an album that still stands today as one of the most important records in the annals
    of underground hiphop.


    Both timely and avant garde, Deltron 3030 accurately - if surrealistically - captured the spirit of the cusp of the millennium, an era when a technolog ydriven
    stock market bubble was on the verge of bursting, when the political world was entering an era of unprecedented partisanship, when global
    inequality was beginning to skyrocket. Critics dubbed it a masterpiece: The most purely enjoyable hip-hop album of 2000, NME declared. Vice praised
    Deltron 3030 as a dope hip-hop concept album...visionary sci-fi rap for comic book heads, cyberpunks and conspiracy theorists that closed the gaps
    between indie-rap, boom bap and future-music. It's not only one of the best albums in either of their catalogs, but one of the best to come out of the new
    underground, period, said AllMusic.com. Pitchfork called Nakamura the poet laureate of creepy, oppressive beats, describing the album as an exciting
    reimagining of the future from the bottom up that reveals Del as a surprisingly acute social critic.


    Now, over a decade later, they're finally releasing the long-awaited follow-up to their debut - an album titled Deltron 3030: Event II. This time, the album
    has a specific story, says Del. The Deltron world has gone too far with technology. Everything's destroyed, and you just see the remnants of our
    technology. The streets are run by criminals, the police are outnumbered and outgunned, and we're like pirates, running rogue, doing what we do to
    survive. That's the scene of it. We're trying to be as literary as possible while dealing with a musical format. I don't know if you could even categorize this
    as a hip hop album - it's more like a rock opera, but using rap.


    He notes that the words, music and narrative have been deliberately chosen to put listeners into a specific emotional state. This record took 13 years,
    and the whole time fans are telling us we better come out with Deltron right now - quit teasing me, laughs Del. Well, this is beyond a regular album.
    Because I would say, me, Dan and Koala, we aren't limited by what other rap groups do - we're musicians first. I studied music theory for ten years. Dan
    and Koala been learning music since they were kids. We're bringing it all together here, everything, and the fans, the critics, they all going to be surprised
    by what we got. You'll see.

    1. Stardate
    2. The Return
    3. Pay The Price
    4. Nobody Can
    5. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 1
    6. Melding Of The Minds
    7. The Agony
    8. Back In The Day
    9. Talent Supersedes
    10. Look Across The Sky
    11. The Future of Food
    12. My Only Love
    13. What Is This Loneliness
    14. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 2
    15. City Rising From The Ashes
    16. Do You Remember
    Deltron 3030
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    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Occult Architecture Vol. 2 Occult Architecture Vol. 2 Quick View

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    Occult Architecture Vol. 2

    Meaning all things magick and supernatural, the root of the word occult is that
    which is hidden, concealed, beyond the limits of our minds. If this is occult, then
    the Occult Architecture of Moon Duo's fourth album - a psychedelic opus in two
    separate volumes released in 2017 - is an intricately woven hymn to the invisible
    structures found in the cycle of seasons and the journey of day into night, dark
    into light.


    Offering a cosmic glimpse into the hidden patterning embedded in everything,
    Occult Architecture reflects the harmonious duality of these light and dark energies
    through the Chinese theory of Yin and Yang.


    Following the Yin (feminine, darkness, night, earth) represented on Occult Architecture
    Vol. 1, Vol. 2 presents the Yang. Yang means "the bright side of the hill" and
    is associated with the male, sun, light and the spirit of heaven, and as such Vol. 2
    explores the light and airy elements of Moon Duo's complex psyche.


    "In production, we referred to Vol. 1 as the fuzz dungeon, and Vol. 2 as the crystal
    palace," guitarist Ripley Johnson explains. "The darkness of Vol. 1 gave birth to the
    light of Vol. 2. We had to have both elements in order to complete the cycle. We're
    releasing them separately to allow them their own space, and to ensure clarity
    of vision. To that end we also mixed Vol. 2 separately, in the height of Portland
    summer, focusing on its sonic qualities of lightness, air, and sun. Listeners can
    ultimately use the two volumes individually or together, depending on circumstance
    or the desired effect."


    Vol. 2 was mixed in Portland by the band's longtime collaborator Jonas Verwijnen.

    1. New Dawn
    2. Mirror's Edge
    3. Sevens
    4. Lost in Light
    5. The Crystal World
    Moon Duo
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  • Coleman Hawkins & His Orchestra (Pure Pleasure) Coleman Hawkins & His Orchestra (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Coleman Hawkins & His Orchestra (Pure Pleasure)

    The 'Hawk' Talks Of Many Things:
    Actual playing experience on the job is the best way to learn to think. Improvising is playing with a lot of thought behind it; but none of the hard work that goes into thinking should show up in your playing. Too often improvising is really copying. To really improvise, a musician needs to know everything - not only his instrument, but harmony, composition, theory, the whole works. It's more important than ever today. ('Today' being 1960)



    When you don't have control (of your instrument), you can't incorporate the ideas that you hear and feel into your style. That's what's wrong with so many of the players coming up today. Sure I was advanced for my time in those early days, for just that reason - I had studied hard since I was five, and studied classics all my life, and it gives me an advantage over the other fellows I was playing with.



    Musicians:



    • Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone)

    • Thad Jones (trumpet)

    • Eddie Costa (piano, vibraphone)

    • George Duvivier (bass)

    • Osie Johnson (drums)



    Recording: April - June 1973 by Glen Kolotkin

    Production: Carlos Santana, Maitreya Michael Shrieve and Tom Coster



    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.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Bean In Orbit
    2. After Midnight
    3. Hassle
    4. Moodsville
    5. Stalking
    Coleman Hawkins
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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