o.s.t. TWIN PEAKS Season Two Music & More CD
*** 21 jams by the great ANGELO BADALAMENTI from Twin Peaks second season and another jam from David Lynch hisself.
v/a MILKY DISCO CD
*** "Variously referred to as Nu Disco or Cosmic Disco, this underground scene has been getting bigger and stronger in the last couple of years. Milky Disco features exclusive tracks from LINDSTROM (under his Six Cups Of Rebel alias), SALLY SHAPIRO, QUIET VILLAGE, KERRIER DISTRICT, and BLACK MUSTANG, along with rare tracks previously released on vinyl only, making this the quintessential cosmic disco compendium."
v/a PORTABLE SUPERSOUND CD
*** "Label compilation showcasing the current & future sounds of Smalltown Supersound. Features ARP, DISKJOKKE, LINDSTROM, KIM HIORTHOY, BJORN TORSKE, 120 DAYS, MENTAL OVERDRIVE (with a track that is soon to be released on 12” by DFAbroad in US and by Prins Thomas`s Full Pupp label in Europe), LARS HORNTVETH (Four Tet remix) & TOY."
A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS A Place To Bury Strangers CD
*** "A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS is not loud simply for the sake of it. The sonically overdriven sound they've accomplished is no clumsy accident, but a carefully cultivated and well-maintained entity all its own, fostered by an unbridled passion that's clearly evident in every live show they play and each recording they make. While there are obvious reference points--Pornography-era Cure, early Ride, My Bloody Valentine, and pre-1990s Jesus and Mary Chain--the sound is all their own."
ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU Psychedelic Navigator CD
*** "AcidMothersGuruGuru features Mani Neumeier from the legendary and influential German Krautrock group Guru Guru as well as Kawabata Makoto and Atsushi Tsuyama from Japan's holy Acid Mothers Temple. The result is a fiery fantasy filled, loud/soft, colorful trans-generational psychedelic collaboration."
ANGELS OF LIGHT We Are Him CD
*** "We Are Him is the fifth album from Angels of Light, the main vehicle for Michael Gira's music since he disbanded Swans in 1997. Backing/contributing musicians include Akron/Family, Bill Rieflin (Ministry, Swans, Robert Fripp, and currently drummer for both Robyn Hitchcock and REM), Julia Kent (Antony and the Johnsons) Christoph Hahn (longtime Angel and former Swan) and many, many more...."
BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW Falling Through A Field CD
BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW Start A People CD
*** The first two BMSR albums re-released with bonus tracks!
BUCK 65 Situation CD
*** "Following his prior record's release, BUCK 65's label folded. While waiting to get through the red tape, he made a record with Tortoise (which saw no American release), moved to Paris, fell in love, scored a film, won a Juno (he also co-hosted said awards show with Pamela Anderson), and toured the globe. He settled in after all that and made his most realized work yet-- Situation, out on Strange Famous Records/Warner Bros. worldwide."
BURIED AT SEA Ghosts CD
*** "Buried At Sea is a flowing wave of trance-like massiveness. They combine elements of doom, space rock, and experimental noise to create a sound of thick and heavy textures that migrate from quiet to an Earth-rattling assault. The weak need not apply."
CHROMATICS IV Night Drive CD
*** "Nite Drive is the latest CHROMATICS tour CD turned-actual-release due to consumer demand. Like the After Dark compilation, the response was so great the label had to do a proper pressing. Like all IDIB releases, this one is limited (1,000 copies) and will probably not be repressed. Vinyl will be released sometime next year.
JOHN COLTRANE The Impulse! Albums Volume One 5xCD
*** "Specially priced, limited edition 5 CD box set containing these five classic, influnential John Coltrane albums: Africa/Brass (1961), Live At The Village Vanguard (1961), Coltrane (1962), Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962), and Ballads (1962). Each album newly remastered from the original master tapes."
DOSE ONE Skeleton Repellent CD
*** "An inspired collection of hooks, mayhem and mantras, produced entirely by doseone. From prose to percussion, doseone wields and reveals the fallapart then fullon production style behind his band's SUBTLE, THEMSELVES, and cLOUDDEAD. Fear not, the terms rap, rock, folk, ambient, electronic, and experimental all apply here."
FRUSTRATIONS Glowing Red Pill CD
*** From X! Records Detroit!
JOY DIVISION Unknown Pleasures 2xCD
JOY DIVISION Closer 2xCD
*** The albums newly remastered with a bonus disc for each including one live show from 1979 and 1980.
LINDSTROM Contemporary Fix EP CD
*** "This EP features the original version of The Contemporay Fix as well as a alternative version by Lindstrom himself called Serious Syntoms version. Also features a fantastic remix from EYE of The Boredoms who delivers a raving tribal-disco mix, and a remix by the innovator of the Norwegian disco scene, BJORN TORSKE."
MURCOF Cosmos CD
*** "Fernando Corona's long-awaited third album as Murcof marks a dramatic departure from previous works. Truly monumental in scale, Cosmos is composed almost entirely of recordings of classical instruments, a process which Corona describes as 'expanding the possibilities of acoustic instruments through electronics.'î It's a move away from the micro-programmed sound he helped to pioneer, and his seamless integration of these apparently opposed forms is almost unprecedented."
OCTOPUS PROJECT Hello Avalanche CD
*** "With ragged, furious distorted guitars at one end of the spectrum and the pure, luminescent tones of the Theremin at the other, the members of The Octopus Project mine a staggering variety of sounds in between (via strings, synthesizers, drums, glockenspiel, trombones, etc.), filling their songs with brilliant contrasting colors and cascading waves of sonic bliss."
TERRY RILEY Music For The Gift CD
*** This CD brings together four seminal tape works of Terry Riley. The Gift music was performed in Paris 1963 by Chet Baker, with tape manipulations by Riley--the first use of tape delay to fragment, attenuate, and return time, looping tape through twin-tape recorders. The Gift recordings, referred to often by Soft Machine members, is the precursor to the landmark that launched the minimalist movement In C. Also included are 'Bird of Paradise', 'Mescalin Mix', and 'Concert for Two Pianos and Five Tape Recorders' with La Monte Young."
SAGE FRANCIS Personal Journals LP / CD
*** BACK IN PRINT!
SAVES THE DAY Under The Boards CD
*** 13 new tunes. Includes a bonus DVD that gives you a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the album.
BIM SHERMAN Tribulation: Down In Jamdown 1974 to 1979 CD
*** 23 tracks, about half original tunes and half the tasty dub versions. Too cool.
JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION Jukebox Explosion LP / CD
*** "Beginning in 1992, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion earmarked songs from their recording sessions for their Jukebox Single Series on In The Red. Now, for the first time, all five out-of-print singles have been collected in one place on Jukebox Explosion, along with eight previously unheard rarities from the band's early days that are every bit as action-packed, frantic, and furious."
SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN Fire Escape CD
*** "Produced by FOUR TET with artwork by EYE. In March 2006, FOUR TET asked the band if they would like him to record them with the idea that he would take the recordings & construct his vision of a Sunburned record. This is that vision!"
TUSSLE Warning EP CD
*** "Tussle remix EP with remixes by HOT CHIP, OPTIMO, DENNIS YOUNG (LIQUID LIQUID) and KANGO & TORKILL!" “Makes the last Rapture album sound like some rank American jam band" -(9/10 VICE MAGAZINE)
VALET Blood Is Clean CD
*** "The debut release from Portland, Oregon’s HONEY OWENS (JACKIE-O MOTHERFUCKER) under the name VALET. The songs are at once spare and expansive; exploratory, yet deceptively simple. A mix of alien-psychedelic-blues jams, Voodoo drumming, and shamanic dream music." On KRANKY.
VENETIAN SNARES My Downfall 2xLP / CD
*** "Since 2005, there has been one Venetian Snares album that everybody has talked about: the masterpiece Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett, Aaron Funk's story of falling in love among the spires of Budapest, scored by an orchestra and the Amen break. If that album was in effect a question, then this one is his answer: the unfolding of this particular Hungarian story. If anything, My Downfall is even more epic and bombastic than its predecessor, but not without those little humorous touches so beloved of Snares."
LUKE VIBERT & JEAN JACQUES PERRY Moog Acid CD
*** "The Godfather of space age pop meets the undisputed champ of left field Moog beats to create one of the most unusual records of the year so far. An eclectic but accessible mixture of electronica, dnb, disco, hip hop and beyond."
XBXRX Sounds CD
*** "Sounds documents the improvisational side of XBXRX. Through the years improvisation has been a major part of the XBXRX live show, but remained unrecorded until now. The album features 7 improvisations of distinctive character and mood ranging from frenzied storms of white noise to pointillistic chamber music."