v/a FLIPPER PSYCHOUT: Original Italian Library Music From The Vaults CD
*** "Dig into the historical library music catalog of Italy's Flipper Music -- a brilliant blend of obscure early '70s tracks: cinematic sound landscapes, space-age bachelor pad music (Italian style) and atmospheric, fuzzy psych-grooves."
v/a IMAGINATIONAL ANTHEM Vol. 4 LP / CD
*** RECOMMENDED "The fourth volume of the acclaimed guitar series focusing on the present generation of pickers, representing American and English musical traditions. Feat. C. Joynes, Tyler Ramsey (Band of Horses), William Tyler (Silver Jews) and more."
v/a R&B HIPSHAKERS Vol 1: Teach Me To Monkey CD
*** RECOMMENDED "A raucous and potentially life-changing comp of '60s R&B compiled by DJ Mr. Fine Wine (WFMU) encompassing crazy dances, intense guitar instrumentals, inspired forays into mind-altering whimsy, timeless odes to male horniness, and hook-filled, honest-to-goodness love songs."
v/a SHANGAAN ELECTRO 2xLP / CD
*** "An astounding compilation of the breakneck Shangaan dance output of the Nozinja studio in Soweto recorded between 2006 and 2009. This is hyper‐local music, all of it still considered traditional, all of it marketed through Shangaan radio and newspapers to a relatively small set of people who live between Johannesburg, Limpopo and Mozambique."
v/a SOUND OF SIAM: Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz & Molam In Thailand 1964-1975 CD
*** "The 19 tracks reflect the outcome of a 20th century journey from Thai classical to Luk Krung and Luk Thung -- music that incorporated Western influences such as jazz, surf guitar, ballroom and even Latin and African."
RYAN ADAMS & THE CARDINALS III / IV 2xCD
*** Ryan Adams! Perhaps you heard of him!
CHORD Progression 2xLP / CD
*** This band play chords. BIG chords. You're supposed to buy the LP & CD to play at the same time & achieve a big, nasty six-chord wall. Feat. members of PELICAN & X-Bax. Read more here: http://bit.ly/dHIftd
EMERALDS Emeralds CD
EMERALDS Does It Look Like I'm Here? 2xLP / CD
*** BACK IN STOCK!
ESG Dance To The Best Of... 2xCD
*** "Finally! All in one place! The first comprehensive best of compilation for the iconic ESG!"
THE FUGS Tenderness Junction / It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest CD
*** Two albums on one disc!
FREELANCE WHALES Weathervanes CD
*** "Swirling with organic and synthetic textures, interlocking rhythmic patterns, and light harmonic vocals, Weathervanes works to tell a simple, pre-adolescent love story." Mm-hmm!
BORIS GARDINER Every Nigger Is A Star CD
*** "The long-lost soundtrack is a dose of the finest conscious Jamaican music, generously laced with blaxploitation-style heavy funk. Gardiner's original soundtrack has eluded any official or unofficial re-release since 1974."
HAR-YOU PERCUSSION Sounds Of The Ghetto Youth CD
*** RECOMMENDED "This Latin soul group was part of the Harlem Youth program of the 60s & is a fantastic mix of funky bass, heavy drums, burning horn lines and soulful vocals. Quite simply one of the great Latin releases of all-time."
DANIEL A.I.U. HIGGS Say God 2xLP / 2xCD
*** "Say God is an album of gospel songs and poems as presently received by Daniel "LUNGFISH" Higgs recorded with the help and enthusiasm of David Andrew Sitek. Clairaudient fellowship,y'all!"
NOAH HOWARD The Black Ark CD
*** RECOMMENDED An incredible & attractive reissue of an absolute brainburner out of the spiritual jazz era feat ARTHUR DOYLE's recording debut and tripped out percussion from JUMA who played Woodstock with Jimi Hendrix the same year Black Ark was released.
JON MUELLER The Whole LP+CD / CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Through a rolling, unamplified snare drum, booming low toms, hammered dulcimer and his own voice, Mueller creates a sound that is original and totally beguiling."
OFEGE Try & Love LP / CD
*** "Legendary heavy psych afro-rock debut LP by Nigerian wonder kids Ofege recorded while the band was still in high school. Try & Love is overflowing with great songs, sweet harmonies, and relentless psychedelic guitars."
OVAL O 2xLP+MP3 / 2xCD
*** BACK IN STOCK! The longest Oval album ever. And you won't be disappointed.
SAM PREKOP Old Punch Card CD
*** BACK IN STOCK!
SPACEMEN 3 Perfect Prescription LP / CD
*** BACK IN STOCK!
SUN CITY GIRLS Funeral Mariachi CD
*** "Sun City Girls' final studio record is comprised of gorgeous folk & vocal styles, a heavy retro Italian cinema influence, Arabic and Indonesian references, and a ghostly psychedelic moodiness throughout." RIP Charles Gocher.
SUPERSILENT 10 CD
*** "Known as being heavy on the electronics, Supersilent have moved towards a more acoustic landscape with Steinway piano and some of their most beautiful and lyrical moments side-by-side with some of their most eerie soundscapes."
WITCH Introduction CD
*** "The stellar first album from Zambian psych-rockers Witch with crazy and wild fuzz guitars all over and chanting. An incredibly cool and stoned album from Africa originally released in 1973.