Tuesday, August 17, 2010

NEW ARRIVALS: Vinyl - Numero, Soundway, Soul Jazz + restocks & reissues.

*** "Culled from the Boddie Recording Co. massive tape archive, this 3 X 45 box set captures three unknown groups from the late 60s/early 70s. Designed to look and feel like the lathe cut acetates available from this humble Cleveland operation!" Limited to 1000. On NUMERO.

v/a GOOD GOD! Born Again Funk 2xLP / CD
*** "Gospel singers performing pious gospel songs, and devoutly, but doing so amid hot, sweaty, earthy sounds. Born Again Funk lends new ears to a joyful strain of American composers and performers unafraid of expressing their devotion with both inspiration and invention.

v/a I'M GOING WHERE THE WATER DRINKS LIKE WINE: 18 Unsung Bluesmen Rarities 1923-1929 LP / CD
*** "The musicians highlighted here are the blues people that didn't become major figures, either constructed by myth or defined by history. These musicians didn't meet their destiny at a crossroad; no folk or blues label rediscovered them. They were all highly unique & recorded at a young age. For some, we don't even know their real names, since they cut a few 78rpm sides and left for who knows where." On SUB ROSA.

v/a LIGHT: On The South Side BOOK+2xLP
*** BACK IN STOCK! "Over 100 of Michael Abramson's photos taken on Chicago's south side in the late 70s in a 132-page hard back book features photos, an ephemera section, and an essay by Nick Hornby plus Pepper's Jukebox, a seventeen track compilation of the kind of funky Chicago blues heard from the stage and the Wurlitizer." Unreal packaging & we've got cheaper than anywhere else in town or online. For more info, consult: http://bit.ly/4Rthp

v/a LOCAL CUSTOMS: Downriver Revival 2xLP+DVD / CD+DVD
*** "Between 1967 and 1981 in Ecorse, Michigan, Felton Williams chronicled gospel, group soul, garage-punk, northern, jazz, and funk. Compiled here are 24 recordings and a DVD of the over 200 sound recordings and a 30 minute featurette on the making of Downriver Revival." On NUMERO.

v/a LOCAL CUSTOMS: Lone Star Lowlands 2xLP / CD
*** "The second in Numero's series of regional studio overviews looks at Beaumont, Texas' Lowland operation. The 22 songs (28 on the LP) run the gamut of southern boogie rock, CSNY clones, British blues thunder, hungover garage-psych, Morricone-esque supper club instrumentals, yacht rock, and what can only be described as Bobby McPherin fronting the Velvet Underground." On NUMERO.

v/a NU YORICA ROOTS!: The Rise Of Latin Music In New York City In The 1960s 2xLP
*** BACK IN PRINT! "Soul Jazz Records' definitive study of New York's Latin music scene of the 1960's featuring all the Latin giants, packed to the rafters with bugalus, mambos, Latin jazz and Latin soul." On SOUL JAZZ.

*** RECOMMENDED "Featuring 10 mind blowing vintage vinyl discoveries from around the psychedelic globe including tracks from Pakistan, Italy, Thailand, Iran, Germany, Spain and Wales." Limited to 1,000.

v/a SAIGON ROCK & SOUL: Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974 2xLP
*** RECOMMENDED "Vietnamese rock, pop and soul sound of the late 1960s & early 1970s, every song is a mini-masterpiece: acid-rock psychedelia, horn- & guitar-drenched funk grooves, or gripping soul ballads reflective of life during wartime." On SUBLIME FREQUENCIES.

ANTONY & FENNESZ Returnal 7"
*** "Hot on the heels of the acclaimed Oneohtrix Point Never Returnal album come these fabulous versions of the title track from ANTONY and FENNESZ packaged in dazzling artwork by Stephen O'Malley."

BENGA Stop Watching 12"
*** "The new single from one of the major names in the world of dubstep is already a firm favourite in all the leading DJ boxes including Zane Lowe, Mista Jam, Skream, N-Type, Hatcha, Breakage and even the legendary Lee Scratch Perry!"

*** "Chicago pastor/activist T.L. Barrett’s rare LP is one of the holy grails of gospel soul. Self-released in 1971, feat. saxophonist and arranger Gene Barge (Chess Records), Richard Evans, Phil Upchurch and more." On LIGHT IN THE ATTIC.

TRISTRAM CARY It's Time: Works For Film, Television, Exhibition & Sculpture LP / CD
*** RECOMMENDED "One of the most important, innovative, influential and almost-forgotten artists of all time, British/Australian electroacoustic composer, Tristram Cary. Without Tristram's inventions and musical experiments, Dr. Who would sound very different. We'd have no VCS3 synthesizers, no Brian Eno, no crazy electronics for Pink Floyd, etc. This is a retrospective of the composer's work, including some of his unreleased experimental music as well." On TRUNK.

*** "An extremely creative fan began to build a mega-mix of his favorite loops, breaks, and vocal snippets from the Numero catalog. Numero turned the tables on the pirate, seized the plates from the pressing plant and released it as the ultimate showcase for our seven years in business."

EMERALDS Does It Look Like I'm Here? CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Integrating complex analog and analog/digital hybrids as well as guitar synthesizers have yielded outstanding results for our heroes. Perfect melodies intertwined with ripping sequences and a new shortened 'pop format' for the jams. Fresh, shiny and totally essential."

ON w/ FENNESZ Something That Has Form And Something That Does Not LP
*** "Third album of abstracted experimental sounds from Sylvain Chauveau and Steven Hess (Haptic, Pan American), improvised then handed to FENNESZ to rework into intense, slow-building dronescapes, crackle and pulse."

*** "Returnal sees Daniel Lopatin's Oneohtrix Point Never project fine-tune his craft for the creation of deep atmospheres and textures even further. Mind-blowing triptychs, noise/rhythm excess, calm zones, melancholy most chilling."

ROEDELIUS The Diary Of The Unforgotten LP / CD
*** "Diary, AKA Selbstportrait VI, is a collection of recordings from the years 1972 to 1978 while Hans-Joachium Roedelius and Dieter Moebius (CLUSTER), later joined by Michael Rother (NEU!), lived out on a idyllic country estate. It was here that the windswept character of Selbstportrait VI was laid down in sporadic lo-fi recordings: Roedelius just let the tape machine run, without overdubs."

SKREAM Outside The Box 4xLP / 2xCD
*** "Limited edition 2CD box set with a bonus CD of new Skreamizm tracks. This is Croydon DJ, producer and original dubstepper Skream's highly-anticipated second album. 14 tracks of hip-hop, bass-wobbling dubstep, dreamy electronica, a dark and tribal track with LA ROUX and more."

SPIRITUALIZED Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space 2xLP
*** NOW ON VINYL! "Originally released in 1997 (on the same day as Radiohead's OK Computer), Spiritualized's third album is a hypnotic, narcotic, psychedelic gospel album full of confessional songs about heartbreak and drug abuse." 180g.