v/a A ORILLAS DEL MAGDALENA: Coastal Cumbias from Colombia's Discos Fuentes LP
*** "12 Cumbia gems -- call and response wailing, percussionists that play a measure then disappear, backwards accordions and a persistent, loping basslines -- released between the mid 1950s and the mid '70s on Discos Fuentes."
v/a AN ANTHOLOGY OF NOISE & ELECTRONIC MUSIC, Vol. 1 3xLP
*** Subtitled: First A-Chronology 1921-2001. "At last, the Sub Rosa label issues the highly-acclaimed Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music collection on vinyl -- 3LPs housed in a luxurious triple gatefold sleeve. Containing early and contemporary classics as well as pieces that had never been heard before." For more info, hit up:
AMON DUUL II Phallus Dei LP
*** NOW ON VINYL! Remastered & all that too.
BEACH HOUSE Devotion LP
*** BACK IN STOCK!
GUI BORATTO No Turning Back 12"
*** "Two remixes of Gui Boratto's 'No Turning Back,' off of his acclaimed Take My Breath Away by the Wighnomy Brothers and The Mole. This is truly deep."
NICK DEWITT Supernatural Punishment LP+MP3
*** RECOMMENDED "Instrumental far away land music not unlike some idea of lost Americana and Ennio Morricone. Beautiful. And it wouldn't be out of place if it was on the Eraserhead soundtrack. Amazing cover photos by Thatcher Keats. 300 pressed. Lavender vinyl."
THE FIELD Yesterday & Today 2xLP+CD
*** NOW ON VINYL!
THE GEORGE-EDWARDS GROUP 38:38 LP
*** RECOMMENDED "An autumnal alien soundtrack recorded over 30 years ago in DETROIT CITY -- a haunting piece of music too heady for the Motor City hard rock scene, powered with multi-track tape recorders, processors and Moog synthesizers, flanging and phasing heavily with space effects and backwards loops, leaving a fair share of destroyed microphones and tape machines in their experimental wake."
HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE Hypnotic Brass Ensemble 2xLP / CD
*** "With family roots running back Sun Ra and the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), teenage listening habits including NWA and Public Enemy, gigs with Mos Def and Erykah Badu, and a particularly incendiary show, HBE is one of the hottest and most individual bands around."
INNER SPACE Agilok & Blubbo LP
*** "The band that became CAN!! Collecting a couple ultra-obscure 7"s that hint at their later 'pop' brilliance, plus short cues and extended free jams from the soundtrack from 1969's underground film Agilok & Blubbo. Those familiar with Can's output will recognize some of the band's characteristic sound, albeit in an embryonic form."
KING MIDAS SOUND Dub Heavy - Hearts & Ghosts 12"
*** "This is a taste of King Midas Sound's (Roger Robinson and Kevin Martin aka The Bug) full length, Dub Heavy - Hearts & Ghosts, with 3 tracks dubbed into new versions."
MOUNT EERIE Black Wooden Ceiling Opening 10"+POSTER+CD
*** "Phil Elverum, Jason Anderson, and Kjetil Jenssen (prodigy drummer from Arctic Norway!) translated 10 or so songs of Mt. Eerie/The Microphones into a vastly heavier form. Half of the songs are never-before released, half are reinterpretations of previously-released soft songs."
PAVEMENT Brighten The Corners 4xLP+MP3
*** "Whoa nelly! The set contains 4 HQ-120 gram LPs in a heavy-duty matte-stock folding cardboard gatefold, a 16-page 12″ x 12″ full-color matte-stock booklet, b bonus tracks NOT ON THE CD plus a download card for all 48 tracks." For more info, hit up:
MARK PRITCHARD & OM'MAS KEITH Wind It Up 12"
*** "Bubbling, pressurized electrofunk and futuristic, off-beat synth-hop shuffle by Mark Pritchard (HARMONIC 313) and Om'Mas Keith (SA-RA CREATIVE PARTNERS). The results are huge."
WILCO Wilco (The Album) LP+CD
WILCO A.M. LP+CD
WILCO Summerteeth LP+CD
*** NOW ON VINYL! Includes full-length album on CD.