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Ege BamyasiOut Of Print For 15 Years
Can was founded in 1968 by Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli and Jaki Liebezeit who formed a group which would utilize and transcend all boundaries of
ethnic, electronic experimental and modern classical music.
Ege Bamyasi is Can's fourth studio album originally recorded and released in in 1972. The album contains the popular tracks "Vitamin C" and "Spoon" and features one of the band's most iconic front cover images. Ege Bamyas means "Aegean Okra" in Turkish.
The band's powerful influence has never diminished, and their indelible mark is apparent in the bands who freely acknowledge their importance - from Portishead, James Murphy, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd, Mogwai, Kanye West (who sampled 'Sing Swan Song') and Radiohead - as well as across other disciplines such as visual art and literature.1. Pinch
2. Sing Swan Song
3. One More Night
4. Vitamin C
6. I'm So Green
7. Spoon$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Turkish LeatherDetroit three piece Ritual Howls new album tells stories fit for Poe
or Lovecraft. On their debut full length for felte, titled Turkish
Leather, they incorporate a variety of styles into an ominously
self-assured statement of intent, Ben Saginaw and Chris
Samuels' sounds providing an imposing form for Paul Bancell's
darkly alive lyrics to inhabit. Their influences range from English
post-punk to Nick Cave to the industrial sounds of Skinny Puppy,
and the band melds them expertly. Combining field recordings
with electronics, this music is sound design turned pop.
Many tracks here feel cinematic - whether it's the industrial
clanging of "A Taste of You," which brings to mind a Lynchian bar
scene, or the gothy synths of "Take Me Up," a slow burning track
that escalates into full on melodrama. It's easy to imagine these
twangy guitar lines gracing a scene in a Jarmusch film: their
aesthetic owes as much to Tom Waits as it does Ennio
Ritual Howls manages to take all these influences and come out
sounding uniquely morbid, raw and unyielding - never derivative.
It's a record that holds nothing back: the band announcing
themselves to the world with all of the confidence of long time
professionals. Their future audience will greet them with
2. The Taste of You
3. Take Me Up
4. My Friends
5. Final Service
7. No Witnesses
8. Turkish Leather$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WingbeatsWingbeats is the eagerly awaited new release from Hidden Orchestra, on Tru Thoughts. On the 7-track EP, which illuminates the fascinating intricacy of Joe Acheson's work, the immersive lead track is accompanied by several of the original source compositions, which fed, into its creation. Rich in detail and character, field recordings intertwine with drums, percussion and eclectic instruments including piano, electro-harp, glockenspiel, Turkish mey and cello.1. Wingbeats
2. Wingbeats Source I - Bird Table
3. Wingbeats Source II - Cello
4. Wingbeats Source III - Piano and Wings
5. Wingbeats Source IV - Tuned Percussion, Harp, Mey
6. Wingbeats Source V - Drums$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dalmak180g LP Audiophile Pressing Includes Art Poster
Fourth Album From Modern Contemporary / Instrumental Rock Ensemble Led By Percussionist Bruce Cawdron (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) & Cellest Rebecca Food (Silver Mr Zion, Saltland, Set Fire To Flames)
Partly Recorded In Istanbul With Four Turkish Guest Players
Mixed By Jace Lasek (The Besbard Lakes, Wolf Parade, Suuns)
When Esmerine surfaced with La Lechuza in 2011, the album signaled many things: the band's first new recordings in six years, an expanded line-up, and a song cycle inspired by and dedicated to the life and untimely death of a dear friend and fellow musician. What wasn't immediately clear was whether this acclaimed record would mark the opening of a new chapter for the band, or stand alone as a singular work of eulogy and homage driven by emotion and circumstance.
Esmerine's new album Dalmak emphatically confirms that the group has indeed continued writing, exploring and collaborating - definitively extending its horizons in this new iteration of the band's trajectory. Bruce Cawdron (marimba) resigned from his seat as drummer for Godspeed You! Black Emperor in 2012, allowing him to focus more fully on Esmerine alongside co-founder and cellist Rebecca Foon (Silver Mt. Zion, Set Fire To Flames); the two
principals also recruited percussionist Jamie Thompson (Unicorns, Islands) and multi-instrumentalist Brian Sanderson as full-time members to solidify the group as a writing and performing quartet.
European tours in 2011-2012 brought Esmerine to Istanbul, where the group's enthusiastic reception led to an invitation for an artist residency in the city. Dalmak is the fruit of that visit: the majority of the album was recorded in Istanbul, where compositions by the band's four Canadian musicians were augmented by a number of Turkish guest players.
Dalmak is a Turkish verb with many connotations: to be absorbed in, to dive into, to bathe in, to contemplate, to plummet. As a title for Esmerine's new album, "dalmak refers in a literal sense to immersion in the culture and music of Istanbul but also appropriately evokes the range of music that emerged from this immersion: a collection of songs that shift between meditative pulsing and enveloping restraint to headlong flights into rhythm and groove. With Dalmak, Esmerine presents some of its most richly minimal and intimate music alongside what is surely its most explosive, energized and ornate. The album is a tour-de-force of cross-cultural music-making, emotive but unsentimental,
deeply textured and detailed but never precious or pedantic, superbly guided throughout by a balance of DIY rock, new folk and modern classical/contemporary sensibilities.
With initial recording by Barkin Engin and Metin Bozkurt in Istanbul, Esmerine laid down the
live bed tracks for the up-tempo rhythmic songs at the album's core: Lost River Blues, Barn Board Fire and Translator's Clos. Marimba, cello, drums, tenor banjo, bass and trumpet are joined by bendir, darbuka, erbane, meh, barama, saz and electric guitar from local players for these centerpiece tracks, where extended melodic themes and short solos are passed around and woven through staccato grooves and polyrhythmic vamps in deeply
satisfying fashion. The sessions continued back in MontrÉal at Breakglass, where Cawdron and Foon tracked the more studied cello and marimba songs Learning To Crawl and White Pine, and where the album's gorgeously saturated warmth, depth and propulsive grit was achieved courtesy of Breakglass head engineer Jace Lasek (The Besnard Lakes,
Wolf Parade, Suuns) and Ian Ilavsky, who mixed the album alongside Rebecca and Bruce.
We're thrilled to present this new album from Esmerine and to document the continued evolution of Bruce Cawdron and Rebecca Foon, two musicians with whom Constellation has enjoyed a decade-long relationship spanning multiple projects. Dalmak is a distinct and exciting highlight in their diverse and adventurous discographies.1. Learning To Crawl
2. Lost River Blues I
3. Lost River Blues II
4. Barn Board Fire
5. Hayale Dalmak
6. Translator's Clos I
7. Translator's Clos II
8. White Pine
9. Yavri Yavri$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SongversationBack with Motown, India.Arie is rejuvenated for her fifth album, which follows a lengthy hiatus. Largely a low-key, gently uplifting affair with a soft, warm glow, 11 of its 16 tracks are enhanced with assistance from several Turkish musicians -- including percussionists, horn players, an oudist, and the Istanbul Strings -- who were recorded at the studio of Sezen Aksu (one of the guests on Testimony, Vol. 2). Longtime co-producer and instrumentalist Shannon Sanders remains, while new associate David Ryan Harris (Dionne Farris, John Mayer) is another major factor.
The album's upbeat tone is set with the driving Just Do You, a career highlight boasting a chorus that recalls the pre-chorus of Michael Jackson's Rock with You. Sweet, sighing, relaxed numbers like Flowers (You're the moral compass directing me to light) and Cocoa Butter (You are like cocoa butter on my heart) are among the most India.Arie-like songs laid down. Everything -- most exemplified by Break the Shell, inspired by an encounter with Cicely Tyson -- transmits positivity, even when she admits that, as a woman almost four decades in with neither a lifelong partner nor children, she's unsure of her position in life. It's evident that Arie's in a good place, both creatively and personally, yet SongVersation is not about self-satisfaction. She has no trouble bringing her listeners along.
- Andy Kellman (All Music Guide)1. SoulBird Intro
2. Just Do You
3. This Love
4. Nothing That I Love More
6. Cocoa Butter
7. SoulBird Interlude: Trombone
8. Moved By You
9. Life I Know
10. Break The Shell
11. SoulBird Rise
12. Thy Will Be Done
13. Brothers' Keeper
15. SoulBird Outro: Clarinet
16. I Am Light$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Hard Rock From The Middle East (Pre-Order)Import
The Devil's Anvil was a 1960s hard rock band based in New York City. They released one album, Hard Rock from the Middle East, in 1967, showcasing a mix of 1960s hard-rock sound with Arab, Greek and Turkish songs and melodies.
The music on the album is often sung in Arabic. Its arrangements walk a tightrope between the modern psychedelia of the day and centuries-old traditional folk modalities and melodies.
Hard Rock from the Middle East was released during escalating tensions between Israel and neighboring Arab countries and the subsequent Arab-Israeli War in 1967. Subsequently, radio stations in the States would not play the album because of its controversial content. Thus making this a hidden gem and highly sought-after album.
Instrumental in the band's formation was producer Felix Pappalardi, vocalist and bassist of the band Mountain, who helped sign them with Columbia Records.
Hard Rock from the Middle East is an album that was ahead of its time, and over five decades, it still is. With its stunning musicianship, songcraft, and skillful weaving of musical traditions into a cohesive musical statement, it endures and is perhaps even more relevant today than when it was first released.1. Wala Dai
2. Nahna Ou Diab
4. Selim Alai
9. Hala Laya
10. Treea Pethya
11. Misirlou$36.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Je Dis Qui!A rollicking around-the-world adventure, Je dis oui! features a cavalcade of songs - many of them original - in French, Farsi, Armenian, Portuguese, Arabic, Turkish, Xhosa and English, and affirms the band's 22-year history of global inclusivity and collaborative spirit. Je dis oui! - which means "I say yes" in French - is the optimistic mantra of the chorus of Joli garçon" (Pretty boy), one of three songs co-written by the band for the soon-to-be-released film Souvenir, starring the legendary French actress Isabelle Huppert. In addition to songs sung by lead singers CHINA FORBES and STORM LARGE, Je dis oui! includes guest vocalists NPR's ARI SHAPIRO (who sings a new Arabic version of La Soledad from the band's first album) and RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, who sings a stunning version of the Rodgers & Hart classic "Blue Moon." The album also marks the singing debut of two long-time friends of the band: IKRAM GOLDMAN and KATHLEEN SAADAT.1. Joli garçon
2. The Butterfly Song
3. Kaj Kolah Khan
4. Ov sirun sirun
5. Love for Sale
7. Al bint al shalabiya
9. Akm bahard
10. Finnisima di
12. Blue Moon
13. Fini la musique
14. Pata Patav
15. Serenade$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Je Dis Qui! (Deluxe) (Awaiting Repress)Featuring Hand Assembled Raised Felt Artwork
A rollicking around-the-world adventure, Je dis oui! features a cavalcade of songs - many of them original - in French, Farsi, Armenian, Portuguese, Arabic, Turkish, Xhosa and English, and affirms the band's 22-year history of global inclusivity and collaborative spirit. Je dis oui! - which means "I say yes" in French - is the optimistic mantra of the chorus of Joli garçon" (Pretty boy), one of three songs co-written by the band for the soon-to-be-released film Souvenir, starring the legendary French actress Isabelle Huppert. In addition to songs sung by lead singers CHINA FORBES and STORM LARGE, Je dis oui! includes guest vocalists NPR's ARI SHAPIRO (who sings a new Arabic version of La Soledad from the band's first album) and RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, who sings a stunning version of the Rodgers & Hart classic "Blue Moon." The album also marks the singing debut of two long-time friends of the band: IKRAM GOLDMAN and KATHLEEN SAADAT.1. Joli garçon
2. The Butterfly Song
3. Kaj Kolah Khan
4. Ov sirun sirun
5. Love for Sale
7. Al bint al shalabiya
9. Akm bahard
10. Finnisima di
12. Blue Moon
13. Fini la musique
14. Pata Patav
15. Serenade$27.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Turkish Freakout (Out Of Stock)1. Dokuz Sekiz
3. Uryan Geldim
6. Seni Dileniyorum
8. Kaderimin Oyunu
9. Hal Hal
10. Dosta Bizden Selam Olsun
12. Karni Buyuk Koca Dunya
13. Ah! Berelim
16. Gunese Don Cicegim
17. Bebek$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
Time OutVirtually all serious and even casual music lovers ought to be familiar with, or at least are likely to have heard The Dave Brubeck Quartet, even without realizing it - for the quartet's best-known hit "Take Five" has graced the soundtracks of multiple films, including "Mighty Aphrodite," "Pleasantville" and "Constantine."
The piece is famous for its distinctive, catchy saxophone melody, as well as its use of unusual 5/4 time - so distinctive, it's a rare jazz track that became a pop hit.
Including the monster hit "Take Five," the Brubeck Quartet's Time Out is a jazz and audiophile classic. Every album collection needs a copy. And now, cut at 45 RPM on 200-gram premium vinyl, pressed at Quality Record Pressings, Analogue Productions brings you the definitive copy.
Why definitive? The dead-quiet double-LP, with the music spread over four sides of vinyl, reduces distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately. But it's more than just the vinyl that makes this release so special. For the first time in its history, Time Out is presented here packaged in a deluxe gatefold jacket. Inside are eight fantastic black and white images shot during the recording session at Columbia's famous 30th Street Studios.
The jacket is also special - very heavy-duty. It's produced for us by Stoughton Printing featuring a printed wrap mounted to a heavyweight chipboard shell, producing an authentic "old school" look and feel. This jacket is a beauty! Never has Time Out's colorful iconic cover art looked so vibrant.
The record label's sales executives didn't want a painting on the cover when Time Out debuted in 1959 on Columbia Records, Brubeck told an interviewer. An entire album of originals? That wouldn't work either, he was told. Some standards and some show tunes were needed in the mix. Fortunately, Brubeck ignored the conventional wisdom and Time Out became the original classic we know it as today. Brubeck became proof that creative jazz and popular success can go together.
The album was intended as an experiment using musical styles Brubeck discovered abroad while on a United States Department of State-sponsored tour of Eurasia. In Turkey, he observed a group of street musicians performing a traditional Turkish folk song that was played in 9/8 time, a rare meter for Western music.
Paul Desmond, who was Brubeck's alto saxophonist, wrote "Take Five," at Brubeck's urging to try and write a song in quintuple (5/4) time.
"I told Paul to put a melody over (drummer) Joe Morello's beat," Brubeck explained. As a jazz pianist, Brubeck became a household name in jazz in part due to Time Out's success. Demond's cool-toned alto and quick wit fit in well with Brubeck's often heavy chording and experimental playing. Morello and bassist Gene Wright completed the group. The Quartet traveled and performed constantly around the world until breaking up in 1967 to pursue other musical ventures.
Time Out peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard pop albums chart and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. "Take Five" became a mainstream hit, reaching No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100, and No. 5 on Billboard's Easy Listening survey, the precursor to today's Adult Contemporary charts. The song was included in countless movies and television soundtracks and still receives significant radio play.
- 45rpm 200g Vinyl
- Double LP
- Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
- First time Gatefold jacket
- Rare black & white photos from Columbia Studios recording sessions
- Heavy-duty chipboard shell stock by Stoughton Printing
- Cut by Bernie Grundman
- Dave Brubeck, piano
- Paul Desmond, alto saxophone
- Joe Morello, drums
- Gene Wright, bass
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Blue Rondo A La Turk
2. Strange Meadow Lark
3. Take Five
4. Three To Get Ready
5. Kathy's Waltz
6. Everybody's Jumpin'
7. Pick Up Sticks$54.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock