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  • 01. The Poor Neighborhood
    02. Supermarket
    03. The Port
    04. Courtyards Citizens
    05. Power Station
    06. Luna Park
    07. Traffic
    08. Between Town And Country
    09. Public Gardens
    10. Modern Residential Complex
    11. Marshalling Yard
    12. International Airport
    13. Sunday In Town
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    MARIA TERESA LUCIANI

    Sounds of the city

    [engl] 
    Welcome to the parallel musical universe of Miss Maria Teresa Luciani, a landscape of sonic architecture and theoretical composition constructed by a family of engineers that reinvented the wheel before the vehicle even began the journey. Imagine, if you will, the musical equivalent of Peter Cook’s Archigram group or the soundtrack to Charles and Ray Eames’ private sketchbooks, hinting at a new municipal, utopian metropolis just hours before the blueprints are suspiciously misplaced by the courier and mainstream pop building regulations piss on our asbestos bonfire. These 1972 constructions of progressive, cyclic, proto-industrial colour music were never intended for public habitation. These are the Sounds Of The City in a galaxy far, far beneath our radar and above your expectations that was never built. Pseudo-futurist pop music? Cubic folk? Tape-op-art? Sì, grazie! Before the needle hits the first groove, the story of Maria Teresa Luciani reads like an Alphaville caper full of foreign intrigue, low intensity identification fraud, secret codes, family bonds, mistrust and wanderlust… Naturally, you are holding a genuine Finders Keepers article. To say this rare Italian concept album is “unbelievable” is justified on multiple levels. This multi-storey storage facility of found sounds, radiophonic samples, tape loops, early electronic music experiments, mechanical folk, cinematic vision, sound design, educated music theory, political pop and high concept art-as-noise successfully layers more musical ideas within its unique structure than one would think possible for a solo artist within any musical genre.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.11.2017
    Genre
    Avantgarde / Klassik
    Preis
    19,00 EUR
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  • 01. The Moomins Theme
    02. Travelling Theme
    03. Hobgoblin’s Hat
    04. Leaving Moomin Valley
    05. Partytime
    06. Hattyfatteners Row
    07. Woodland Band
    08. Most Unusual
    09. Midwinter Rites
    10. Piano Waltz
    11. Creepers
    12. Woodland Band Far Away
    13. Comet Shadow
    14. Comet Theme
    15. The Moomins Theme (End)
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    GRAEME MILLER & STEVE SHILL

    The Moomins

    [engl] 
    Imagine, if you will, a foreboding homemade electro-acoustic, new age, synth driven, proto-techno, imaginary world music Portastudio soundtrack for a Polish-made animated fantasy based on a Finnish modern folk tale and created for German and Austrian TV, composed in 1982 by two politically driven post-punk theatre performers from a shared house in Leeds! To even the most perspicacious and adventurous of alternative music fans the genuine bloodline of this previously unreleased record already begins to sound like an entire record collection in one sitting. It would be surprising if this project’s ambitious and exotic credentials didn’t tick at least one box on your musical matrix and without one drop of unnecessary nostalgic hyperbole this project already sounds like the perfect fantasy record that you’ve never heard. Alternatively we could just say The Moomins and, for many, things would instantly begin to make perfect sense. From the same social landscape as Gang Of Four, The Mekons and Impact Theatre Co-operative – armed with a Wasp synthesiser, an ocarina and a cassette of the Robinson Crusoe music taped off the TV, Graeme Miller and Steve Shill used minimum means for maximum mayhem, instilling over 35 years of dreamlike illusory fuzziness and freakiness into the memories of a generation of school age TV addicts waiting for the next 5 minute fix of outernational fuzzy felt folklore.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.11.2017
    Genre
    Soundtrack
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  • 01. Badami Nainon Wale
    02. Naughty Boy
    03. Aesi Chalo Na
    04. I Am Black Beauty
    05. Karye Pyar
    06. Yeh Aaj Mujhko Kya Huwa
    07. Good News For You
    08. Some Say I Am Sweety
    09. What Can I Do
    10. Sheeshe Ki Botal
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    NAHID AKHTAR

    I am black beauty

    [engl] 
    “I am black beauty… love me!” A forthright enough request, one would think, from an artist whose music was indeed loved, revered and which played a hugely influential and omnipresent role in Lahore’s vibrant cinematic patchwork that covered the late 1970s and early 1980s. However, until now, it seems that this lost love letter to a potential global audience of millions of sonic suitors has been caught up in the pesky Pakistani postal system. Nahid Akhtar needs a connection. Don’t blame the Khyber Mail. In a neat and tidy career that spanned exactly ten years, Nahid Akhtar came, saw and conquered, then relatively disappeared without even thinking about buying the t-shirt. Disrobing the vibrant finery that interweaved textures of Ghazals, classical music, Punjabi folk songs and Qawwalis (not forgetting a wide range of progressive pop music penned for the Pakistani picture house) from which this records track list is lovingly gathered. It is virtually unfathomable that the multifarious music of Nahid Akhtar, combining textures, tempos, technologies, global influences and multi-cultural languages (and all this within the opening seconds of a song!), didn’t open the door to international stardom to match that of Asha Bhosle or Lata Mangeshkar from India.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.11.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    19,00 EUR
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  • 01. Pange Lingua (strum.)
    02. Alleluja
    03. Inferno
    04. Coro Dei Penitenti
    05. Gli Occhi Di Tutti
    06. Roma Nobilis
    07. Rendete Grazie
    08. Pange Lingua (vocale)
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    STEFANO MARCUCCI

    Tempo Di Demoni, Papi, Angioli, Incensi E Cilici

    [engl] 
    The mythical, mysterious and misfiled transcription disc of a lost Italian demonic religious rock opera recorded at Pierre Umiliani’s Sound Workshop by Stefano Marcucci - beat group veteran, Fernando Arrabal collaborator and Libra affiliate. Featuring members of the wider Casa/Ducros family and future Federico Fellini collaborators, this previously commercially unavailable mini-LP features embryonic Minimoog, ecclesiastical organs and chorus alongside a tight psych funk rhythm section from Italian library music’s golden era. Imagine Jean Pierre Massiera’s Visitors restoring a scene from Juliette Of The Spirits, backed by a skeleton staff from Jean-Claude Vannier’s Chorale des Jeunesses Musicales de France on a foreign exchange program; on Halloween, in the Vatican… Continuing our mission to shine light on the genuine anomalies of 70’s Italian production music, Finders Keepers Records resurrects another unlikely transcription disc from the vaults of one of Rome’s most esoteric library music archives. This bizarre one-off theatrical project, composed and recorded at Umiliani’s studio, was commissioned for a short-run demonic religious performance entitled Tempo Di Demoni, Papi, Angioli, Incensi E Cilici under the musical direction of former Italian psychedelic beat-group member Stefano Marcucci.
    Format
    10''
    Release-Datum
    04.04.2017
    Genre
    Soundtrack
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  • 01. Concert At WBAI Free Music Store
    02. Concert At Phil Niblock’s Loft
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    SUZANNE CIANI

    Buchla concerts 1975

    [engl] 
    Finders Keepers invite you to witness the incredible first ever Buchla synthesiser concerts/demonstrations providing a distinctive feminine alternative to The Silver Apples Of The Moon if they had ever been presented in phonographic form. This is history in the remaking. This spring Finders Keepers Records are proud to release an archival project that not only redefines musical history but boasts genuine claim to the overused buzzwords such as pioneering, maverick, experimental, groundbreaking and esoteric, while questioning social politics and the evolution of music technology as we’ve come to understand it. To describe this records as a game-changer is an understatement. This record represents a musical revolution, a scientific benchmark and a trophy in the cabinet of counter culture creativity. This record is a triumphant yardstick in the synthesiser space race and the untold story of the first woman on the proverbial moon. While pondering the early accolades of this record it’s daunting to learn that this record was in fact not a record at all… It was a manifesto and a gateway to a new world, that somehow never quite opened. If the unfamiliar, modernistic, melodic, pulses, tones and harmonics found on this 1975 live presentation/grant application/educational demonstration had been placed in a phonographic context alongside the promoted work of Morton Subotnick, Walter Carlos or Tomita then the name Suzanne Ciani and her influence would have already radically changed the shape, sound and gender of our record collections.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    08.07.2016
    Genre
    Electronic
    Preis
    21,00 EUR
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  • 01. Allucinazioni Mistiche.
    02. Escape.
    03. Death’s Song.
    04. Facce Violente.
    05. Attesa Insopportabile.
    06. Chaco.
    07. Vai Gorilla.
    08. Night Club Dance.
    09. Sette Note In Nero.
    10. Electronic Sound (Excerpt).
    11. Avangiu.
    12. Godzilla.
    13. The Hunt Down.
    14. Concession Naturali.
    15. Escape.
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    BIXIO, FRIZZI, TEMPERA

    Magnetic Systems

    [engl] From the same vibrant cinematic landscape of 70s studio supergroups as Goblin, The Pawnshop, The Group and The Braen’s Machine comes The Magnetic System – the Italian incognito dream team comprised of Milano prog keyboardist Vince Tempera and Cinevox sibling Franco Bixio and launched the career of Video Nasty maestro Fabio Frizzi. Bridging the void between Giallo jazz bass driven prog and the arrival of home studios and synthesisers, the omnipresent film music of The Magnetic System marked a sea change in Italian genre film music, promoting melodic electronics to the forefront of Italian pop culture and pre-empting the first murmurs of Italo disco and synth-pop. Sharing session musicians, studios and release schedules with many of the aforementioned luminaries, Bixio, Frizzi and Tempera’s magnetic powers continue to attract musicians and aficionados of discerning sight and sound.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    08.07.2016
    Genre
    Electronic
    Preis
    21,00 EUR
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  • 01. The Inquisition
    02. Les Demons
    03. Kathleen Writhing “Kathleen”
    04. The Weakness Of Rosalinda “Melodious Modulation“
    05. The Visit / Margaret’s Hallucination
    06. Three Serpents To Karen’s Dwelling
    07. The Second Inquisition
    08. A Witch’s Daughter
    09. The Seduction Of Winter “The Last Frolic”
    10. Kathleen & The Horses
    11. The Stake
    12. Kathleen & The Serpents
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    JEAN-BERNARD RAITEUX

    Les Demons

    [engl] 
    The unreleased Euro pysch score to the French/Portuguese X-rated version of The Devils meets The Witchfinder General! Synchronised by Spanish anti-establishmentarian, sexual liberator, die-hard independent filmmaker and unrepentant voyeur Jess Franco (Vampyros Lesbos/De Sade). Composed entirely by French composer Jean-Bernard Raiteux aka Jean-Michel Lorgere (Sinner/Harlem Pop Trotters) and presented here in full soundtrack form for the first time. Proudly claiming the dubious accolade of the Spanish sexploitation version of The Devils as the distributor’s most bankable asset, this previously banned 1973 European witch flick would rip the art house facade from Ken Russell’s well polished box office smash and push the envelope way beyond the closet titillation of the gentrified new wave controversy seekers. Delivered on a comparable shoestring budget as the 55th feature in Jess Franco’s filmography of approximately 203 completed movies, The Demons (Les Démons), directed under the Anglicised pseudonym Clifford Brown, took many of the Franco’s sexually stylistic watermarks (epitomised in his Vampyros Lesbos trilogy) adding witchcraft, possession and nunsploitation against a rural Mediterranean backdrop before disappearing into the woods. Whilst clearly taking inspirational plot cues from Michael Reeve’s The Witchfinder General (UK 1968) and drawing comparisons with scenes from Eiichi Yamamoto’s Belladonna Of Sadness (Japan 1973) this B-Movie reduction of Franco’s wide palette of colourful ingredients has in recent years provided enthusiasts/champions/defenders of the workaholic horrotica bastion with a rare and treasured addition.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    27.05.2016
    Genre
    Soundtrack
    Preis
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  • 01. Dawn At Long Street
    02. Busy & Calm
    03. Calm Places
    04. Strip Bar
    05. Little Italy
    06. Lonely Night
    07. Neon Pink & Blue
    08. Nino Rotunda
    09. Night Life
    10. Sirtaki Nights
    11. Angel In A Silver Wig
    12. Sweetie Night
    13. Goodbye Long Street
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    BRUNO SPOERRI

    Langstrasse zwischen 12 und 12

    [engl] 
    Oft overlooked for over half a century while misfiled amongst exploit bellydance records and holidaymaker souvenirs this one-off twelve track album is the only existing full-length record by the best-kept mutant musical secret of the Armenian American diaspora, oud pop maestro Charles ‘Chick’ Ganimian.One of the earliest examples of any kind of recorded fusion between rhythm heavy pop music and traditional Turkish music, Ganimian’s developments in New York City - with his sadly unrecorded turk jerk combo The Nor-Ikes (New Dawn) combo – ran almost simultaneously alongside the rising Anadolou Pop scene in Turkey, resulting in his short lived powerhouse of Kif proto-rock under the changing names of Ganim’s Asia Minors, Ganimian & His Orientals and Ganimian & His Oriental Music Orchestra. Combining a line-up of mostly unknown musicians from his local community (where he was worked as a butcher), Ganimian, in a short unison with ATCO records, was fortunate enough to accommodate jazz guitarist Al Schactman as part of his studio personnel (launching the career of this Nina Simone regular) as well as French born Armenian folk singer Onnik Dinkjian and reid player Steve Bogoshian (both from the band The House Of The Seven Uncles) as well as the esteemed Turkish raised Kanun player Ahmet Yatman.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    27.05.2016
    Genre
    Soundtrack
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  • 01. Theme The Antwerp Killer
    02. Beat
    03. Hippy Song
    04. Theme 2
    05. Harbour Fight
    06. Persection
    07. Cathedral Bloody Lady
    08. Theme 3
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    ERIC FEREMANS

    THE ANTWERP KILLER

    [engl] 
    Teenage movie maverick meets synth scientist for bespoke Belgian B-movie. One of the rarest vinyl horror soundtracks of all time, 1983’s The Antwerp Killer is the rest of the remarkable homemade electronic experiments of the wunderkind synth designer and his unison with a smart-talking teenage movie maverick to create something almost unfathomable in the process. Combining self-propelled punk attitude and uninhibited confidence, the hyper pro-active work of these DIY prodigies pinpoints an important era where youthful ambition and creative technology meet. By the age of sixteen Eric Feremans started building modulators and eventually his first proto synthesiser. Teaching musicians how this new technology worked became Eric’s mission. He found that in electronic music composition the understanding of the functioning of the machine is part of the musicianship. Without this they were just fooling around with new technology. By the early 70s Eric’s synths were becoming more and more complex and he even played a concert with Belgian electronica pioneer Karel Goeyvaerts. Eric decided to create his own school where he would teach his pupils to make build synthesisers and how to play them. The EEF (from Eric E. Feremans) was created. The build-your-own packages were created by volunteers and around 20 or 30 are said to have been made.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.12.2015
    Genre
    Soundtrack
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  • 01. House Of The Sun
    02. Khan-Khallili Razaar
    03. The Devil May Care
    04. Slave Traders
    05. Land Of Unclean Spirits
    06. Perhaps Reincarnation
    07. House Of The Joker
    08. Take A Look
    09. Temple Of Exotic Delights
    10. Feed You To The Sharks
    11. Lapis-Lazuli
    12. I’ll Be A Sphinx For You
    13. Doubting Thomas
    14. Paid Your Money
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    GEOFF KROZIER & THE GENERATOR

    Tranceformer

    [engl] Imagine a coven of Jodorowsky, Daevid Allen, Mr. Crowley, Rameses and Arthur Brownthen combine them into a one-man mutant magician and add the finest Australian synth duo since Cybotron. BEHOLD Geoff Krozier & The Generator. This faithful reproduction of one of Australias rarest synthy post-prog vinyl artefacts bequeths the only recorded fruits of the precious magick months before Geoff Krozier’s untimely death in 1981. Combining shamanic spoken word with nodding kosmische instrumentation this album is fuelled by ARP/Roland/ETI (Aussie synth) technology and leaves fans of synthetic soundtracks, electronic experimentalism and stubborn synth pop salivating for more (and more there is). Meet this Ex Kongress (NY punk band) collaborator, Sydney’s official 1980 Magician Of The Year and “the high priest of exorcism-rock” and watch him, and his trusty studio wizards, provide fans of Bruce Haack and Doris White with one of the most absurd electronic private press LPs to come from either end of the pointed planet.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.12.2015
    Genre
    Avantgarde / Klassik
    Preis
    21,00 EUR
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  • 01. MS28
    02. Water World
    03. MS9
    04. Swamp
    05. Sunken Ship 2
    06. World As One
    07. Cosmetic 2
    08. Electric Texas
    09. MS11
    10. Ringo
    11. Frog Spawn
    12. MS1
    13. The Searcher
    14. Sylvia
    15. Ice Glaze
    16. MS13
    17. Flying Low
    18. MS25
    19. Psycho 2
    20. MS15
    21. Wie Ein Blitz
    22. MS22
    23. The Net
    24. Industrial Science
    25. Psycho 1
    26. Sunken Ship
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    SAM SPENCE

    Sam Spence Sound

    [engl] 
    Born in San Francisco in 1927 Samuel Lloyd Spence is a peculiar piece in the komplicated krautrock puzzle. As an American expat working in a community of German rock musicians in the early 70s Spence shared his alien status with the likes of David Johnson and Malcolm Mooney (Can), Carole Muriel (Brainticket), Maria Archer (Embryo), Bill Barone (Wallenstein) and the band Sweet Smoke, but in Spence’s case it wasn’t the free-love and communal living that attracted him to Germanic pastures – Spence’s European travel plan was academic. Over a decade earlier Spence had travelled from California to Paris to study “serious music” composition at the Ecole Normale de Musique with the great composers Arthur Honegger and Francis Poulenc where he conducted alongside Jean Fournier. After settling in Europe he would later make his way to Austria and later Germany in search of a supportive community of symphony orchestras to help him develop music for film and television. Due to Communism it became difficult for Spence to enter the classical epicentre of Eastern Berlin so he settled for Munich. Throughout the mid 60s Spence kept his hand in popular music via his US connections. His original roots playing clarinet and sax in Californian swing bands had lead to paid work sending compositions to commercial Hollywood groups which lead to a part time interest in electronic instruments and the development of the synthesiser.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.12.2015
    Genre
    Avantgarde / Klassik
    Preis
    18,90 EUR
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  • 01. Congresso al Terzo Mondo
    02. Disoccupazione
    03. Corteo Della Speranza
    04. Morte del Mediterraneo
    05. Desideri di Pace
    06. Riarmo Nucleare
    07. Sceicchi a Congresso
    08. Fame e Orgoglio
    09. Angoscia Universale
    10. Depurazione del Mare
    11. Soluzioni e Speranze
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    LAMARTINE

    Reportage

    [engl] 
    A genuine lost and unreleased full-length LP from one of the most mysterious figures of early Italian electronic sound and library music. A missing puzzle piece in the small discography of experimental tape and synthesiser music by the composer known only as Lamartine recorded (but never pressed) in 1974 by the archive that bought you the work of Daniela Casa and the wildest electronic experiments of Alessandroni, Giuliano Sorgini and Fabio Frizzi. Having sat in the can for over 40 years the similarities to the likes of Cluster, Tom Dissevelt and the Radiophonic workshop have yet to be recognised and celebrated. The name Lamartine was a true mystery of library history. In keeping with the habitual culture of library music the mononymous name Lamartine was very likely to be one of many creative nom de plumes designed to disguise the true identities of the artists – even the likes of Morricone and Bruno Nicolai had there own shrouded monikers (Leo Nichols and Leo Flag respectively). Having faded from the memories of the ex-employees of the defunct production music departments at CAM and RCA, the truth behind this uncelebrated electronic pioneer remained a mystery for over thirty years. As enthusiasts began to unravel the pseudonyms of other composers such as Tomassi and Alessandroni via cue sheets, invoices and interviews, suspicions around Lamartine being of non-Italian origin rose to the surface with rumours that he or she was most probably of German, Dutch or English decent due to his distinct similarities to artists like Kid Baltan from Holland, various electronic artists from the outskirts of the krautrock scene or British tape music composers such as Basil Kirchin or David Cain.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    03.10.2015
    Genre
    Postpunk / Wave / Noise
    Preis
    18,90 EUR
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  • 01. Trance Mutation
    02. Pissed and Passed Out
    03. Violence of the Lambs
    04. Drink It
    05. Christs 4 Sale
    06. Cast Out and Pissed
    07. Eye of the Beholder
    08. Communion
    09. Rainbow Room
    10. Alchemical Room
    11. Tarot Will Teach You/Burn Your Money
    12. Mattresses, Masks and Pearls
    13. Isla (The Sapphic Sleep)
    14. Psychedelic Weapons
    15. Rich Man in a Fishbowl
    16. Miniature Plastic Bomb Shop
    17. Fuck Machine
    18. Baby Snakes
    19. A Walk in the Park
    20. Mice and Massacre
    21. City of Freedom
    22. Starfish
    23. The Climb/Reality (Zoom Back Camera)
    24. Pantheon Bar (Bees Make Honey…)
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    ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY

    The holy mountain

    [engl] 
    Unanimously considered amongst fans of all strains of alternative pop culture the flamboyant cinematic masterpiece known as Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Holy Mountain can proudly claim, amongst all its other accolades, one of fantastique cinema’s greatest red herrings of all time. In the interest of anti spoilerism we are not referring to the film’s reconstituted plot here (recycled from René Daumal’s 1952 fictitious mountaineering journal) but rather the film’s devious inverted end title sequence, a murky pond which harbours the true crimson fish that has quite frankly wasted record collectors time for over four bloody decades. The immortal, fatal, deviously distracting and plain EVIL strap line that reads “Forthcoming soundtrack available of Abkco Records and Tapes” has served a repeat menu of wild goose chase soup followed by red herring salad served in half a camouflaged curveball with a glass of muddied water in your own personal smoked screen booth for most of our adult lives. The gift that keeps on not giving. For those of us addicted to black plastic circles, if there was ever to be a sequel to The Holy Mountain then a two hour title card reading “we decided not to release the soundtrack to the original film” would have saved a lot of time, fingertip skin and want list paper and ink… In fact, in keeping with Jodorowsky’s grand vision for the film, this rug puller was (unbeknown to him) the final illusion.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    03.10.2015
    Genre
    Soundtrack
    Preis
    39,00 EUR
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  • 01. L’Unita
    02. Aural Suspension
    03. Terminal Velocity
    04. Yellow
    05. Side Looking Radar Image
    06. Aeray Dust
    07. Dr. Mabuse
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    BRUCE DITMAS

    Yellow Dust

    [engl] As an artist whose name has become mutually synonymous with the instrument he plays Bruce Ditmas is a very unique heavy musician from one of those special tightknit communities that tried (and almost succeeded) to change the facade of progressive pop music and jazz via musical technology. Raised in Miami (an unknown incubator for future synthesists) Bruce carved the image of a teen prodigy playing jazz drums at the most exclusive Miami Beach hotels. After being whisked off to New York by none other that July Garland he became immersed in free music, recording compositions by Annette Peacock and Carla Bley before setting up house with vocal artist Joan La Barbara (later Mrs. Morton Subotnick) in 1975, who, via her own label, encouraged Bruce to pursue his very specific experiments in heavy electronic rhythms. This LP is compiled from the solo Moog Drum compositions from his only two albums both released in 1977 using a Mini-Moog (donated by Gil “Hendrix” Evans), an Arp 2600 and a wide range of treated percussive instruments that littered this enfant terrible’s bedroom floor throughout the 1970s. A later pillar of the Enja and ECM community, Bruces later work in TV, film, sound sculpture and free music still renders truly unique recording to this very day. Meet your new favourite drummer, and the best Moog Drum record in your whole collection.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    27.08.2015
    Genre
    Electronic
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    18,90 EUR
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  • 01. Alpha 1
    02. Alpha 2
    03. Alpha 3
    04. Alpha 4
    05. Alpha 5
    06. Alpha 6
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    AMI SHAVIT

    In Alpha Mood

    [engl] 
    ‘The music of this record was stimulated by the theory and practice of biofeedback. It is aimed to create a calm, relaxed and meditative mood associated with alpha brain waves.’ Part outsider electronic album; part physiological experiment; part work of art; this is not your average new age record. You won’t find any cosmic or spiritual connotations between the unsupposing and briefly annotated gatefold covers. This is an accidental new age record. It wasn’t designed to invoke images of far away landscapes or induce meditative states; rather it is the end result of a personally developed meditative technique called Alpha Mood. The brainchild of a reclusive Israeli multimedia artist with a fascination in philosophy, technology and sound by the name of Ami Shavit, In Alpha Mood is the result of a personal and artistic exploration to both overcome a personal trauma and push the boundaries of a fledgling physiological understanding whilst utilising the burgeoning domestic synthesizer technology of the late 60s and early 70s. With an enviable private collection of synthesisrs first started in 1972 during his travels to the US just as they first arrived in music stores and shipped home to Tel Aviv, the professor of both philosophy and art and established kinetic artist was fascinated with art that involved technology.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.08.2015
    Genre
    Electronic
    Preis
    18,90 EUR
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  • 01. Ice-Cream
    02. The Clowns
    03. Teosofo
    04. Ibañez Orgasm
    05. Carlito’s Death
    06. The Wave
    07. Shoes Dance
    08. God Doesn’t Exist
    09. Los Mineros
    10. Bucéfalo
    11. Jaime and Bucéfalo 12. Bucéfalo Dies
    13. Bodisua
    14. José
    15. Aquilles
    16. The Midget
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    ADAN JODOROWSKY

    The Dance Of Reality

    [engl] After a twenty-three-year hiatus, The Dance of Reality marks the triumphant return of Alejandro Jodorowsky, the visionary Chilean filmmaker behind cult classics El Topo and The Holy Mountain. In the radiantly visceral autobiographical film, a young Jodorowsky is confronted by a collection of compelling characters that contributed to his burgeoning surreal consciousness. The legendary filmmaker was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert, where the film was shot. Blending his personal history with metaphor, mythology, and poetry, The Dance of Reality reflects Jodorowsky’s philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a “dance” created by our own imaginations. Written, performed and recorded by Alejandro’s son, the acclaimed actor, director and musician Adan Jodorowsky, Dance of Reality’s original soundtrack expands from gossamer folk acoustic guitar themes and solo piano compositions to rich cinematic orchestral arrangements echoing the work of John Barry and Ennio Morricone combined with extrovert narrative traditional pieces executed in the vein of Nino Rota. This LP contains the sixteen original compositions that make up the score for Alejandro’s seventh feature film which witness a return to the ABKCO film company who produced his underground classics El Topo and The Holy Mountain both of which Finders Keepers will also release the soundtrack LPs in this series of special vinyl editions.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.06.2015
    Genre
    Soundtrack
    Preis
    22,50 EUR
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  • 01. Entierro Del Primer Juguete (Burial of the First Toy)
    02. Bajo Tierra (Under the Earth)
    03. La Catedral De Los Puercos (The Pigs Monastery)
    04. Los Mendigos Sangrados (The Holy Beggars)
    05. La Muerte Es Un Nacimiento (Death Is Birth) 06. Curios Mexicano (Mexican Curios)
    07. El Agua Viva (Living Water)
    08. Vals Fantasma
    09. El Alma Nace en la Sangre (The Soul Born in the Blood)
    10. Topo Triste
    11. Los Dioses De Azucar (The Sugar Gods)
    12. Las Flores Nacen En El Barro (Flowers Born in the Mud)
    13. El Infierno De Los Angeles Prostitutos (The Hell of the Prostituted Angels)
    14. Marcha De Los Ojos En El Triangulos (March of the Eyes in the Triangles)
    15. La Miel Del Dolor (The Pain of the Honey)
    16. 300 Conejos (300 Rabbits)
    17. Conocimiento A Traves De La Musica (Knowledge Through Music)
    18. La Primera Flor Despues Del Diluvio (The First Flower After the Flood)
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    ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY

    El Topo

    [engl] 
    Presented here as part of a dedicated series of Jodorowsky’s ABKCO film scores (alongside the previously unreleased The Holy Mountain and The Dance Of Reality), Finders Keepers bring you the score to the ultimate midnight movie and spiritual pseudo western an album that marks the exact pinprick where Alejandro Jodorowsky’s legacy first bled into the wider public consciousness. To affirm it’s 70’s rock credentials El Topo was originally imported by record producer Alan Douglas (Jimi Hendrix/The Last Poets/Miles Davis) then bought by American Beatles manager Allen Klein under the recommendation of John Lennon and Yoko Ono who shared enthusiasm with late night creatives like Dennis Hopper, Samuel Fuller and Don Cherry (who would later score The Holy Mountain). The acidic folk soundtrack was originally composed by Jodorowsky himself with his long-term Mexican collaborator Nacho Méndez with whom he had previously worked on the avant theatre production and LP H30. The following year Jodorowsky and Méndez’ short cues from the film’s production tapes were given to Ravi Shankar understudy (and George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass orchestrator) John Barnham to add extra score and post-production features making the lo-fi composed-to-scene themes into a viable commercial LP which would share release schedules with The Elephant’s Memory, Badfinger and Mary Hopkins - standing out like a sore thumb in a sea of well manicured talons.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.06.2015
    Genre
    Soundtrack
    Preis
    24,00 EUR
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  • 01. The Silver Globe
    02. Argent
    03. The Electric Mountain
    04. If Only We Could Be In Love
    05. Don’t take my soul
    06. Cells
    07. Mission Desire
    08. Stealing Gold
    09. Arrows
    10. Your Time In This Life Is Just Temporary
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    JANE WEAVER

    The Silver Globe

    [engl] 
    The Silver Globe Expands As one of the most industrious female multi-instrumentalist songwriters in modern pop Jane Weaver literally doubles the content of her Best Record Of 2014 for this synth-ridden special release. When a handful of broadsheet music columns and reputable blog pages began to mention the vaguely familiar name Jane Weaver in the “Here’s One We Missed” themed features during 2014s end of year round-ups it became quickly apparent that the singer’s concept album The Silver Globe had already independently garnered a “must have” status amongst virtually any self-respecting music buyers. But unlike so many other big label “campaigns” that vied for PR attention via ego-fuelled video promos and down your throat advertising, this unassuming, dedicated, focused piece of experimental female vocal pop was in no way spoon fed to editors nor playlisters. Nor did it fall within the lines of what might have been considered fashionable or culturally relevant. The Silver Globe defied species, and for once, was judged on its own merit as a brilliant uncompromising pop record. The sixth album by a long-standing pillar of the North West music scene (loosely based on a lost Polish dystopian feature film and a French novella featuring a personnel of vintage Atari music composers next to Australian synth pioneers) was a simply typical product of the way Jane Weaver has always operated - as an independent and resilient female experimental songwriter, on her own label, on the outskirts of anything that resembles a music industry.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    30.03.2015
    Genre
    Rock
    Preis
    21,00 EUR
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  • 01. M.Ashraf & Noor Jehan - Disco Dildaar Mera
    02. Tafo Brothers & Nahid Akhtar - Tere Saath Mulaqaat Ek Raat Ki
    03. M.Ashraf & Nahid Akhtar - Too Hai Phool Main Dali
    04. Kamal Ahmed & Mehnaz - Tere Mere Larr Gaye
    05. Nisar Bazmi & Runa Laila - Oh My Darling
    06. M.Ashraf & Nahid Akhtar - Dil Dil Dil Sambhala Na Jaye
    07. Sohail Rana - Badal Aur Bijli
    08. Kamal Ahmed & Nahid Akhtar - O’ Piya Piya Piya Ho
    09. Kamal Ahmed & Nahid Akhtar - Aesh Kiye Jaa Subh-O-Shaam
    10. Tafo Brothers & Noor Jehan - Happy New Year
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    V/A

    Disco Dildar

    [engl] 
    DIY disco from the Pakistani pop workshop Never one to merely scrape the surface of a niche genre the Finders Keepers bloodhound digs deeper still into the core of the Indian subcontinent exhuming a concise party pack of opulent, off-centre Pakistani party targets driven by the pounding drum box rhythms of some of Lollywood pops most notorious studio scientists. Disco Dildar features rare plugged-in proxy pop from some of the country’s lesser-known teen flicks spanning the late 1970s and 80s featuring drum heavy disco guesstimates built around multilingual lyrics celebrating Saturday nights, Disco Dildars and Hindustani Hogmanays. These original synth-dripped 45 EPs are not from the front of the pile, nor the quirky result of some token musical tourism. The music found here once soundtracked rebellious all-nighters and hotel bar rendezvous from films of which your parents might have not approved hence their scarce obtainability. Again the Sounds Of Wonder team who bought you Thai Dai, Life Is Dance, Ilectro, Bollywood Bloodbath and others share equal doses of the excitement, wonderment and bewilderment that comes when first needle-dropping these elusive gems. Featuring the cut and paste, electronics and fuzz tones of flightless super heroes such as Tafo, Ashraf, Rana and Ahmed, whilst voiced by Mehnaz, Runa Laila and Queen Noor Jehan, it is plain to hear why the work of these DIY cosmic composers have eclipsed the collectable desirability of filmic fruits igniting dance floors and providing sample fodder of the wider continent for Wu-Tangular producers in their stride.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    23.03.2015
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    18,90 EUR
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  • 01. Dit + Uta - Science Fiction Park BRD
    02. Z.S.K.A. - La Surete Nr 3
    03. Neros tanzende Elektropäpste - Der singende Lenorhaushalt
    04. Kleines Schwingvergnügen - 10 Jahre Frauenbewegung
    05. Das Glück- Die Bombe
    06. Andy Giorbino - Stadt der Kinder
    07. Plastiktanz - Chord Invasions
    08. CHBB - Ima Iki Mashoo
    09. Eisenhauer - Insekten
    10. Holger Hiller - Ja Nein
    11. Wat?Sanitär! - Except Me And My Monkey
    12. Cinéma Vérité - Starres Weiß
    13. Cinéma Vérité - Die Zone
    14. Lustige Mutanten - Missgeburten
    15. Pyrolator - Vati es brennt
    16. x2 - Das Bild
    17. Twist Noir - Enemies
    18. Grüne Rosen - Jungle
    19. Pierre Godot - Petra im spanischen Garten
    20. Anadolu Bayramlari - Titremek ve Terlemek
    21. Co-Mix - Revol Rules OK
    22. DIT - Abbelstiel
    23. Plastiktanz - Pelikan
    24. Grüne Rosen - Do You Feel The Love Inside Me?
    25. Frank Schröder - Ohne Titel (1983-18)
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    V/A

    Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik

    [engl] 
    In the summer of 1982, in a cottage in the Bavarian forest a thirteen-year-old boy sits with his brother on the sofa and stares at the television. What he sees will transform his life. In rapid, revue-like sequences, young costumed people jump around in front of a painted background. They serenade tulips that are sparingly lit, twist and stretch under rubber sheets and with eyes taped over, iron on empty boards. Sometimes they just stand there, staring brazenly or absently into the camera, cryptic texts intoning through stiff mouths. The entire spectacle might be a direct transmission from Mars. The music accompanying all this is so radically new that the terminology to describe it doesn’t exist yet. Most of all, it is unexpectedly bizarre, minimalistic and electronic. The astonishing performance is garnished by four amateurish dancers obviously assigned to the musicians by a decree of the TV broadcaster. Nothing fits together, yet the combination is pure genius. The demeanor of the group is so shockingly modern and uncompromising that the boy in front of the television has to repeatedly pinch himself to prove he isn’t dreaming. This is the music he has waited years for. This is his music, and it sets off a catalytic spark in him. His little brother is drafted to write down the names of the bands Palais Schaumburg, Der Plan, Deutsch- Amerikanische Freundschaft, Lorenz Lorenz, Der Körper und die Seele (The Body And The Soul).
    Format
    DoLP
    Release-Datum
    03.11.2014
    Genre
    Indie
    Preis
    21,00 EUR
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  • 01. Jupiter Stone
    02. Ice Caves
    03. Starsail
    04. Stargate
    05. Mistress Ship
    06. Air Smith (Part One)
    07. Air Smith (Part Two)
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    EMERALD WEB

    Whispered Visions

    [engl] 
    Sharing social circles and spiritual ideologies with artists such as Iasos, Connie Demby and Deuter, whilst splitting label release schedules with Laraaji, Laurie Spiegel and Wendy Carlos, the unique Florida raised soul mate duo known as Emerald Web released their privately pressed debut LP at an axis where post- prog rock met proto-new age and ambient electronic music.Sharing social circles and spiritual ideologies with artists such as Iasos, Connie Demby and Deuter, whilst splitting label release schedules with Laraaji, Laurie Spiegel and Wendy Carlos, the unique Florida raised soul mate duo known as Emerald Web released their privately pressed debut LP at an axis where post-prog rock met proto-new age and ambient electronic music. Notes by Kat Epple When originally released, one music reviewer described Whispered Visions as: “A cosmic tapestry of sound, woven with threads of shimmering synthesizer timbres and luminous flute melodies” This album was made using early synthesizers, sequencers, Lyricon and flutes. When it was recorded in 1980 our synths were regarded as “state of the art” technology. Originally released exclusively on compact cassette it was our second of a total of fourteen independent releases. The band Emerald Web consisted of Bob Stohl and myself and our goal was to create innovative synthesizer orchestration and blend electronic music and acoustic instruments.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    27.10.2014
    Genre
    Electronic
    Preis
    18,90 EUR
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  • 01. Ricerca Della Materia
    02. Pericolo
    03. Dimensione Concreta
    04. Esodo
    05. Grosse Cilindrate
    06. Sport Orientali (Lotta)
    07. Avventura
    08. Visione Surreale
    09. Fabbrica
    10. Occultismo
    11. Vizio
    12. Fantastico
    13. Moto Cross
    14. Dimensione Astratta
    15. Ignoto
    16. Circo Del Bimbi
    17. Sovrapposizione Di Immagini
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    DANIELA CASA

    Sovrapposizione Di Immagini

    [engl] In an alternate universe the Rome born female synthesist Daniela Casa would be a household name. A genuine pioneer of experimental pop music, abstract electronics, Giallo jazz and even heavy drone rock jams, her elusive and infectious music joins the dots and loops between other Italian female electronic composers such as Giulia De Mutiis (later Giulia Alessandroni), Doris Norton and Suzanne Ciani while retaining one of the most individualistic and diverse composing styles of an advanced mechanical musician regardless of their nationality or gender. This LP compiles, for the first time, a multifarious selection of previously commercially unavailable instrumental music composed at her home studio in the late 70s before her untimely death at the age of 42. Originally designed for use in radio, film, TV and other industry specific applications, these seldom heard selections combine ingenious homemade and hi-tech disciplines, providing scores for Italian thrillers, nature documentaries, educational projects and commercial sound installations. Mastered from the vaults of the sought-after Deneb/Flirt/ Canopo library labels (home to some of the rarest records by Fabio Frizzi, Giuliano ‘Raskovich’ Sorgini, Gerardo Iacoucci, Alessandro ‘Braen’ Alessandroni amongst others) these rare tracks reveal Daniela Casa in her most fertile environment (composing as a young mother) in both a solo capacity and alongside incredible Italian session musicians, often sharing release schedules and track lists with her maverick maestro husband Remigio Ducross. These multi-layered musical images remain as vibrant and authentic today as they did thirty-five years ago. Close your eyes and unravel the Sovrapposizione Di Immagini...
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    29.09.2014
    Genre
    Electronic
    Preis
    18,90 EUR
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  • 01. Sabba
    02. Magico Incontro
    03. Propiziazione
    04. Evocazione
    05. Magico Incontro
    06. Bambole
    07. Insidia
    08. Oppressione
    09. Insidia
    10. Espiazione
    11. Medium
    12. Sabba
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    BRUNO NICOLAI

    All The Colours Of The Dark

    [engl] 
    As part of a devoted series of releases focusing on Bruno Nicolai’s soundtrack music to the films of Edwige Fenech, Finders Keepers proudly unveil what is perhaps the crowning moment for both actress and composer with the film that inaugurated them (alongside director Sergio Martino) into the critical Giallo royal family in the early 1970s. Presented here with previously unpressed tracks as an alternative to the extremely rare 1973 Gemelli library edition, this Finders Keepers special release includes the recently uncovered 1972 hard-hitting left- field psychedelic pop themes that unified yet another unholy trinity comprising of sitar wielding Alessandro Alessandroni (in true Pawnshop Braens Machine mode) and Italian cinematic songbird Edda Dell’Orso to create (under Nicolai’s gaze) what is regarded by many unified euro horror video collectors and vinyl detectives as the cream of this well furrowed crop. Recorded in January 1972 at Morricone’s Ortophonic studio in Rome (home of Goblin’s Roller and Alessandroni’s Sangue di sbirro amongst many others) Bruno Nicolai balances psychotic free jazz, aggressive bass driven beats, schizoid Eastern motifs and childlike lullabies - the latter exacerbating director Martino’s proud Rosemary’s Baby influences in this Giallo tale of a rehabilitated relationship plagued by recurring nightmares and vague memories of a religious cult that teeter on the edge of Fenech’s consciousness.
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    DoLP
    Release-Datum
    01.09.2014
    Genre
    Soundtrack
    Preis
    21,00 EUR
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  • 01. Liberator
    02. Summer
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    SUZANNE CIANI

    Liberator

    [engl] For all your discotheque, roller rink and amusement arcade needs Finders Keepers Records in collaboration with synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani bring you the full version edit of her intergalactic vocoder driven TV jingle for Atari’s classic Liberator arcade game. Originally proposed for a possible promotional flexi-disc release this remastered feature length version includes a lost second verse and extra custom-made space age sound designs that hark back to her earlier work on Meco’s Star Wars Galactic Funk cash-in. Housed here in Atari style packaging and pressed on diamond white wax this 45 single comes complete with another Atari jingle Summer taken from her groundbreaking original company portfolio cassettes which were recently, errr, liberated from her original studio archives. This limited release also marks a brand new campaign of further unearthed computer music/synth funk artefacts from Finders Keepers latest trip into the Ciani Musica archive which will coincide with her first-ever Buchla fuelled tour of Europe penned for Autumn 2014.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    30.07.2014
    Genre
    Indie
    Preis
    9,00 EUR
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