v/a AN ANTHOLOGY OF NOISE & ELECTRONIC MUSIC Vol. 2 3xLP
*** "Sub Rosa issues the highly-acclaimed Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music collection on vinyl -- 3LPs housed in a luxurious triple gatefold sleeve. The story continues with volume 2, featuring slow explorations of the past and the present." Artists: Wladimir Ussachevsky + Otto Luening, Autechre, Luc Ferrari, Laibach, Alan R. Splet, SPK, Tod Dockstader, Johanna M. Beyer, Morton Subotnick, Captain Beefheart, Robin Rimbaud/Scanner, Hugh Davies, Daphne Oram, Sun Ra, Kim Cascone, Yoshihiro Hanno, Meira Asher, Woody McBride, Lasse Steen/Choose, Arcane Devices, and Percy Grainger.
v/a BRAZILIAN GUITAR FUZZ BANANAS 2xLP
*** BACK IN STOCK! "Following the brilliant PSYCH FUNK 101, Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas is a master class for those entranced by the rarest & best funky, heavy psychedelic wonders of the Tropicalia psychedelia movement. You will recognize some of the labels contained here, but not the artists!"
v/a DEUTSCHE ELEKTRONISCHE MUSIK Vol. 1: Experimental German Rock And Electronic Musik 1972-83 2xLP
*** RECOMMENDED "The objectives of German experimental rock and electronic music in the 1970s were to create a new music, 'free' from the cultural 'nothingness' that young Germans felt as a consequence of Germany's role in the Second World War. This spawned new radical German bands including AMON DüüL, FAUST, CAN, CLUSTER and more." On SOUL JAZZ so it's going to be great. For more info:
v/a WATCH HOW THE PEOPLE DANCING: Unity Sounds From The London Dancehall, 1986-1989 2xLP / CD
*** "Brilliant, haughty Jamaican avant‐gardism, inspired by Jammy's Sleng Teng explosion, rearing up at a Hackney crossroads in north East London, and facing down techno, hip-hop, breakbeat and rave. Staggering, exhilarating reggae music made by soundmen on a Casio and a drum machine, in a room over Eddie Regal's record shop. A Jamaican secession from London, with themes of inner‐city sufferation running alongside hymns to the dancehall and the herb superb brilliantly mastered by Moritz von Oswald from Basic Channel." On HONEST JON'S.
CAMERA OBSCURA The Nights Are Cold 7"
*** "The Nights Are Cold" is a Richard Hawley cover and then he puts his touch on Camera Obscura on the b-side. Real nice.
CAVE Psychic Psummer LP / CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Major momentum expertly crafted and embracing maximum minimalism, repetition, Can cloud-bounce & full on heavy chant. Like driving a train full speed off a cliff only to discover that the train can fly and you'll live forever if you stay inside."
COLD CAVE Life Magazine Remixes 12"+MP3
*** Four distinct and great takes on Cold Cave's brilliant "Life Magazine". Limited. OPTIMO, ARTHUR BAKER, PANTHA DU PRINCE, PRURIENT
DISAPPEARS Single #1 7"
DISAPPEARS Single #2 7"
*** BACK IN STOCK! This band is exxxxxcellent. Latest album is on Kranky with another one in the wings. So good! Not unlike early WIRE plus some kinda' wicked krauty drone.
GOD HELP THE GIRL Stills 10"
*** BACK IN STOCK!
HARLEM LSD Saves 7"
*** Two brand new Harlem songs recorded at the same time as "Hippies" and released on their own label Female Fantasy. Totally great.
MOEBIUS PLANK NEUMEIER Zero Set LP
*** "Dieter Moebius (Cluster), Conny Plank and Mani Neumeier of Guru Guru create infectious, tribal motorik rhythms that chunder along to dark synth squelches and squeals, that all feels exquisitely placed with factory-precision."
ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI Before Today LP+MP3 / CD
*** RECOMMENDED "As sublime as surreal, Ariel Pink's sound is loaded with hazy nostalgia and a fiercely experimental pop palette. This new album is blowing up & for good reason: it slays. The limited ed. 'Round & Round' 7" sold out in no time & the LP may do the same."
RATATAT LP4 LP+MP3 / CD
*** "Conceived during the creative streak that began during the LP3 sessions, LP4 is ‘weirder’ than LP3, with more instruments than ever before, a full string section, and spoken word interludes from Stroszeck and Days Of Heaven."
ROEDELIUS Durch Die Wüste LP
*** "The first solo LP by Hans-Joachim Roedelius, a prolific musician of the German avant-garde and key figure in Krautrock, synthesizer pop and ambient music is a space-y, organic, relatable warmth to this record that absolutely transcends time."
ROEDELIUS Wenn Der Südwind Weht LP
*** "Roedelius, a pioneer of ambient music, Krautrock and, arguably, synthesizer pop, member of such seminal bands as Cluster and Harmonia, revels in alien worlds on this record. Tranquil and otherworldly."
TIMES NEW VIKING No Time No Hope 7"
*** "Norwegian TNV single. LP version of NT, NH and a pretty drasticly different take of 'End Of All Things.'"
KURT VILE Square Shells EP+MP3
*** RECOMMENDED "KURT VILE returns with a stepping-stone 7-song EP of dreamgazey jams to plaintive, folky melodies recorded in a brighter, less homemade sound."
YO LA TENGO Here To Fall Remixes EP+MP3 / CD
*** Yep! Remixes by DE LA SOUL, RJD2, and PETE ROCK. Believe it!