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  • 01. Sunshine
    02. Warzone
    03. Steady Boy
    04. Politics At The Bar
    05. Depending on the Sky
    06. Cinco de Mayo
    07. Ferguson
    08. No Angel
    09. 8th and 3rd
    10. Play of God

    KALEB STEWART

    Tropical Depression

    Mit Tropical Depression ist Kaleb Stewart ein Singer- Songwriter-Album fu?r die Hardcore Kids der 90er Jahre gelungen.?Die Erinnerungen sind präsent und doch, die Welt hat sich weitergedreht, an allen Ecken brennt es. Gru?nde, die einen fru?her dazu brachten eine Band zu gru?nden und seinen Unmut in die Welt zu schreien, sind heute um ein Vielfaches vorhanden und doch stagniert die Rebellion im Paradies. Und mit ihr ihre Kunst. Lethargie macht sich breit und weitet sich zur Depression aus. Und genau da setzt „Tropical Depression“ an. Dabei geht es bei dem Album um so viel mehr als um die Verklärung der fru?hen Jahre, es geht um die Reflexion des Ist-Zustandes, um Artikulationen, um den Wunsch der Vera?nderung und dem gleichzeitigen Verharren im goldenen Ka?fig. Kalebs Mittel der musikalischen Beschreibung ist Pop. Dass die Tu?r des Ka?figs weit offen steht und sie trotzdem nicht durchschritten wird, ist dabei ein Aspekt. Dass die Texte animieren sollen daru?ber nachzudenken und vielleicht doch den Schritt hinauszuwagen, ist ein anderer Aspekt und diesen ko?nnte man dann im geschichtlichen Schluss auch wieder Punk nennen. Aber vielleicht ist das dann auch nicht mehr wichtig, denn die Welt hat sich weitergedreht.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    12.10.2018
    EAN
    EAN 4260016921850
    Format
    LP [incl.DC]
    Release-Datum
    12.10.2018
    EAN
    EAN 4260016921843
     
  • 01. On My Throne
    02. White Rose
    03. Joy!
    04. Bloody Montana
    05. Here
    06. Toyman
    07. My Tomb
    08. Two Blade Razor
    09. Don Williams
    10. Wishbone
    11. Venetian Blinds
    cover

    GRAHAM, WAYNE

    Joy!

    „Joy!“ knüpft genau dort an. Die beiden schreiben fantastische Songs, teilweise ganz wortwörtlich über Nacht, an denen andere monatelang feilen müssten. Sie sind virtuose Musiker und clevere Produzenten ihrer selbst, aber sie bleiben dabei stets sachlich, fast nüchtern. Eine Doktrin, die wohl einerseits auf ihre Helden zurückgeht - Leute wie J.J. Cale oder der auf dem Album zitierte, jüngst verstorbene Don Williams, vor allem aber John Prine, der - genau wie Sänger Kenny Miles - vor seiner Musikkarriere als Postbote im ländlichen Kentucky unterwegs war. Andererseits liegt jene höfliche Dezenz ganz sicher auch in ihrer Erziehung begründet. Die beiden sind in einer ebenso gläubigen wie Familie aufgewachsen. Ihr Vater hat einst in ihrer Heimatstadt eine Kirche gegründet in der die beiden Brüder – damals gerade acht und 13 Jahre alt – ihn regelmäßig bei Gottesdiensten an Schlagzeug und Bass begleiten. Nichtsdestotrotz erweitert das neue Album ihre Farbpalette um ein gutes Stück. Der Opener „On My Throne“ rollt überraschend bluesig und bitter politsch aus Lautsprechern (“I’m better off than I deserve | I’m full of war but I never had to serve”) und auch das treibende, textlich so schön verrätselte „White Rose“ hat man so nicht kommen sehen. „Mit „Toyman“ findet sich ein erstes Instrumentalstück, das das Album in zwei Hälften unterteilt. Zudem ist „Joy!“ so etwas wie ein transkontinentales Bandalbum. Die einzigen Musiker neben den beiden Brüdern sind Multi-Instrumentalist Ludwig Bauer und der Gitarrist Johannes Till, die auf den Touren zu „Mexico“ unter anderem auf dem Orange Blossom Festival ihre Backing Band bildeten und in Dresden zu einigen der neuen Songs Aufnahmen machten. „Joy!“, so erklärt Kenny Miles, sei auch das erste Album der Brüder, das entstand während sie an unterschiedlichen Orten lebten (Whitesburg, KY und Nashville, TN) und doch gleichzeitig ihr kollaborativstes. Nie zuvor hätten sie beim Songwriting stärker die Ideen des anderen weitergesponnen. Vor allem aber steuert Hayden Miles, eigentlich Schlagzeuger in der Band, zwei eigene Songs bei, die das Alternative Country-Terrain gleich gänzlich verlassen. Fragile, leise Indiepop-Songs wie ein tastendes Ausloten ungeahnter Möglichkeiten. „Don Williams“ beschreibt sein Stöbern in unbeschrifteten Kassetten aus dem Nachlass ihres früh verstorbenen „papaws“ Wayne (der Bandname setzt sich übrigens aus den Vornamen beider Großväter zusammen). Darauf zu hören waren Predigten, die Stimmen von Freunden und Verwandten und auf circa jeder dritten Kassette: der namensgebende Country-Songwriter. „Here“ ist wie ein Spaziergang durch eine postapokalyptisch anmutende amerikanische Kleinstadt, in der sich keine Spuren mehr von dem vielen Geld finden lassen, was dort noch vor nicht allzu langer Zeit mit dem Kohleabbau verdient wurde. Zivilisationsschrott, der in den Vorgärten herumliegt, Leere und Landflucht. “At the foot of a small town’s mountain |resting high above their eager eyes | black from the money that they’ve earned here | seeing no return while they get high” Fragt man Sänger Kenny nach ihrer Herangehensweise an das neue Album bekommt man eine Antwort, die den Songs darauf nicht unähnlich ist – Understatement und doch nie ohne Poesie.
    Format
    LP [incl.DC]
    Release-Datum
    27.07.2018
    EAN
    EAN 4260016925551
     
  • 01. Palisade Nr. A3
    02. Vocalize Nr. 29

    MELNYK, LUBOMYR

    Supersense Session

    [engl] Strong Limited All Analog Direct Cut Recording & Acetat
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.09.2018
     
  • LP 1
    01. NKR: 24 Opening
    02. NKR: 24 Concluded
    for solo piano

    LP 2
    03. NKR: 24 / NKR: 22
    04.NKR: 24 / 22 Concluded
    for two pianos

    MELNYK, LUBOMYR

    The Lund - St.Petri Symphony

    [engl] " In 1978 I arrived for my first time to Sweden, to the town of Lund .. and there I met a remarkable man named Jean Sellem who ran a tiny gallery in the middle of the town, "The Galleri St.Petri: Dedicated To Modern Art and Thought "... and he was one of the few and first people who saw the greatness and beauty of Continuous Music .. and since I was a complete "unknown" at that time, I really needed his moral support ! --- and he created with me, the idea of a huge work for multiple pianos ... three pianos .. in stages ... and it became as he had envisioned ! and was first performed on a small upright piano in 1978 in his gallery, and the piece was called THE LUND.St.PETRI SYPMPHONY .. becuase it was so symphonic in grandeur (once the three pianos came together ...) The Lund - St. Petri Symphony, from 1979, is the second album from Lubomyr Melnyk and the first composition for double piano which he released. In this work, the early minimalist tendencies which played such a major part in the emergence of Continuous music, are very significant and clearly evident. This Double LP set sold out within 1 year of production, Only 1000 copies were made. Original Release: 1980 Limited All Analog Remastering Recording
    Format
    DoLP
    Release-Datum
    07.09.2018
    EAN
    EAN 4260016921836
     
  • 01. Legend
    02. Song of Galadriel

    MELNYK, LUBOMYR

    The Song of Galadriel

    [engl] "Reading Tolkein´s LORD OF THE RINGS saga was one of the greatest experiences of my life ... his amazing talent for words was mindboggling ... and the great topics he touched upon remain forever as the most important topics of life ... they are still most valid today .. and will be for all eternity. Everything he described through his magical words came to life before my eyes ! So it was most natural that he would inspire music within me ... music that I can not describe in words how it relates to the Saga .. but deep inside me, it all shines clear as a lamp-post on a dark street ... and it shines into my soul in many, many dimensions....." .... and on a technical note, this piece marked the first time I created Arpegge Melodies within Continuous Music !" In the ”Song of Galadriel” Lubomyr Melnyk has created one of the great epics of piano music in our century, a work of visionary character, filled with haunting and delicate melodies that evoke the mystical world of Tolkein's ”Lord Of The Rings”. Arthur Rankin Original Release: 1983 Limited All Analog Remastering Recording 29 min, per side
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    01.09.2018
    EAN
    EAN 4260016921829
     
  • 01. Concert-Requiem
    02. -Islands-

    MELNYK, LUBOMYR

    Concert-Requiem / -Islands-

    [engl] Limited All Analog Remastering Recording This is one my most beloved albums ... it always reminds me of the horror that occurred in my homeland, Ukraine, in 1933. And I am always thankful when I hear it. It is good to remember the suffering of other people ! Otherwise, life is not worth living..... This album came about in an interesting way .... there came to me a melody at some point that year ... I was not even at the piano .... a melody that I just began to sing ... When I played it on the piano for my friend, the artist Dmitri Farkavec, he right away loved it and suggested that it would be a great opening for a piece dedicated to the multi-millions of Ukrainians who suffered a terrible and deliberate extinction at the hands of the Russians who had invaded my country. As he said to me, "1983 is the 50 year commemoration of the Terror Famine --- it would be a good year to make this piece." And so it came to be ! "CONCERT-REQUIEM" is dedicated to the over seven million Ukrainians who were killed by the Forced Starvation of 1933 who watched in agony as Communist police destroyed grain as they and their children lay starving to death. This album also contains "ISLANDS" for solo piano --- a remarkable bass-oriented piece depicting enormous masses of mystical and murky islands moving through an imaginary sea.. It was inspired by and created for a dance performance by Windwitches of Stockholm. Original Release: 1984 Limited All Analog Remastering Recording
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    01.10.2018
    EAN
    EAN 4260016921812
     
  • 01. Wild/Lights
    02. Meds
    03. Slakmöre
    04. Disappear
    05. Are We (...)?
    06. 400 Pages
    07. Hunter
    08. Made It Here After All
    09. Iron
    cover

    GARDA

    Odds

    In dem Video zu »Iron«, der ersten Singleauskopplung von »Odds« sieht man sich hilflos wankend durch den Wald irren, wackelig auf den eigenen Beinen. Fast wie in Zeitlupe verschwimmen die dichten Tannen immer wieder. »Oh, it feels like nobody’s home / Yeah it feels like that, when your sorrows leave their hole« singt Sänger Kai Lehmann darüber, während man unter einzelnen Tannenzapfen und Ästen hinweg taucht, trunken aber bedacht um jeden Schritt den man geht. Der Blick zu Boden. Den Blick in den Himmel. »Iron« bildet auf dem Album den Schluss und thematisiert ihn gleichermaßen indem er mit etwas Abstand auf eine Trennung zurückblickt, nüchtern, für sich alleine und trotzdem musikalisch so dicht, dass es beständig zwischen textlicher Ebene und instrumentaler Vielschichtigkeit hin und her pendelt.+++ »Odds« bewegt sich neun Songs hindurch zwischen scheinbaren Gegensätzlichkeiten. Der nüchterne Rückblick auf eine gescheiterte Beziehung wird mit einer verletzlichen Emotionalität ausgedrückt, die charakteristisch für Garda ist. Jedes Mal, wenn man denkt, man bekommt einen Song zu fassen, verschwimmt er schon wieder vor Augen. Langsam zäh dahin fließende Momenten werden von einer sich majestätisch aufbäumenden Instrumentalisierung aufgefangen. Immer wieder entwickeln sich die Songs durch ungewöhnlich dichte Soundstrukturen zu orchestralen Gebilden aus Streichern, Bläsern, Vibraphon, Pedal Steel Guitar und Percussion, bevor sie wieder zusammenfallen. +++ Und während man sich beim Hören von Song zu Song bewegt, dringt man immer tiefer und tiefer in den Wald hinein, zwischen gewaltigen Bäumen und Tannen hindurch, so dicht und hoch, dass man kaum den Himmel sieht. Man tastet sich stets behutsam voran, der Blick schwankt zwischen dem moosbedeckten Boden und dem Himmel. Begleitet wird man dabei von Lehmanns Stimme, dessen emotionale Intensität die orchestralen Gebilde immer wieder einstürzen lässt, bis sie selber so zerbrechlich scheint, dass man fürchtet, sie bräche jeden Moment weg. +++ Eingeleitet wird »Odds« – analog zum Ende – mit der Zeile »I put my bones into a new suit« – einem Neuanfang, der bereits die thematische Klammer des Albums festlegt: Veränderungen. Mal verhindert, dann wieder durch eigene Hand angestoßen und umgesetzt, genauso wie das Hadern und die Angst davor: Veränderungen in all seinen guten und schlechten Momenten. Für Garda ist dieser Drang nach Veränderungen oftmals verknüpft mit der eigenen Heimat, der sächsischen Provinz. Obwohl mittlerweile alle sechs Bandmitglieder in Städten wie Leipzig oder Dresden wohnen, ist die Heimat der Band eben nicht die Großstadt, sondern das Dorf. Aufgewachsen in und um Chemnitz, kennen sie sich zum Teil seit mittlerweile über 25 Jahren. Für Probewochenenden geht es manchmal zurück in die Provinz. Gleichzeitig wurden die Blechbläser für das neue Album von der Volksmusikkapelle Oederaner Blasmusikanten eingespielt. Doch die Heimat der Band fließt nicht nur in die Aufnahmen, sondern auch in die Texte mit ein. »Are we (…)« etwa handelt vom Umzug, vom Verlassen eines Ortes, der einem nicht gut tut, um woanders von vorne beginnen zu können. Indem sich der Song mit Zeilen wie »A moment we’ve shared and lost / a place where we used to belong. / Get rid of it, even if it gets us nowhere« nach vorne richtet, blickt er gleichzeitig zurück auf den Ort der hinter einem liegt. +++ »Odds« ist nicht nur textlich und musikalisch vielschichtig, sondern auch in Hinblick auf seine Einflüsse. Auch wenn sich Garda mittlerweile von früheren Folk-Zusammenhängen immer mehr emanzipiert, ist noch immer spürbar, dass ein Teil der Band neben Garda in der experimentellen Folkband The Gentle Lurch spielt. Gleichzeitig lebt das Album von eingängigen Pop-Momenten, genauso wie von einer schroffen, rohen Kraft, die sich vor allem live ausdrückt und frühere Emo- und Posthardcore-Bezüge der Band erahnen lässt. Der andere Teil von Garda spielte ursprünglich in der Hardcore-Band Claim. Gerade diese einzigartige Vielschichtigkeit macht Garda zu einer jener seltenen deutschen Indierock-Bands, für die man eigentlich schon seit dem Vorgängeralbum »A Heart of a Pro« (2012) nur noch international passende Referenzen findet, die es immer wieder schafft, nicht an einer Stelle zu verweilen, sondern – so soll es schließlich idealerweise sein – auch die Grenzen ihrer Kunstform ein Stück weit zu verschieben.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    29.09.2018
    EAN
    EAN 4260016925544
     
  • 01. Let God Sort 'Em Out
    02. Get The Feeling Back
    03. Isolation
    04. Circling The Drain
    05. No Justice No Peace
    06. My Only Escape
    07. Say Goodbye
    09. The Eyes Of A Killer
    10. Warpaint
    11. Life
    12. Straight Line
    13. Patriots Of Jesus Christ
    14. VX Gas
    15. Let It Bleed PT. II
    16. Next To Die
    cover

    NO PROBLEM

    Let God Sort 'Em Out

    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.09.2018
     
  • 01. Night Shift
    02. Comfort Woman
    03. Leaving Town
    cover

    NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS

    Night Shift

    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    01.09.2018
     
  • 01 Total Dementia
    02. Speckelos Nightmare
    03. Bombay Beach Party Death Camp
    04. Lust To Love
    cover

    NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS

    Total Dementia

    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    01.09.2018
     
  • 01. Father And Grandpa
    02. Black Noise
    03. Dense
    04. Chitita
    05. Yaka Muziek
    06. Bafia
    07. Zaire
    08. Shouts
    09. Cannavaro
    10. Dawn

    KHALAB

    Black Noise 2084

    Khalab ist ein italienischer Elektronikproduzent. Mit "Black Noise 2084" räumt er endgültig mit dem abgenutzten und oberflächlichen Klischee auf, "black music" wäre ein Konzept, das sich auf Soul beschränke. Da Soul einen letztlich affirmativen und besänftigenden Charakter besäße, gelte es stattdessen, all den Terror und die Unterdrückung, welche die Bewohner Afrikas und deren Nachfahren in der "Neuen Welt" erleiden mussten, im Sinne einer Katharsis hörbar zu machen. Dabei gingen Khalab prominente Mitstreiter wie Shabaka Hutchings, Moses Boyd, Tamar "The Collocutor" Osborn, Gabin Dabire, Tenesha The Wordsmith, Tommaso Cappellato, Prince Buju und Clap! Clap! zur Hand. Für seine loopbasierten Sounds nutzte Khalab Feldaufnahmen aus dem Archiv des Königlichen Museums für Zentral-Afrika in Brüssel, in dem zahlreiche ethnografische Zeugnisse der europäischen, insbesondere belgischen Kolonialgeschichte gelagert sind. Rein musikalisch gesehen vereinen die zehn Stücke auf "Black Noise 2084" tribalistische Perkussion sowie Sprach-, Gesangs- und Chor-Beiträge, bei denen es sich teilweise um Samples handelt, mit elektronischen Klängen, die durchaus auch im Clubkontext funktionieren würden, und jazzigen Sounds.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    20.07.2018
    EAN
    EAN 4012957760315
     
  • 01. Charity Begins At Home
    02. Gele Odun (Oil Boom)
    03. Lagos Complex - Highways
    04. Unity In Africa (Kasowopo Kasekan)
    cover

    OYEWOLE, EJI

    Charity Begins At Home

    Reissue eines Klassikers der nigerianischen Afrobeat-Szene. Er lebte in London, Genf, Hamburg und Lyon, spielte mit Fela Kuti, King Sunny Adé, Miles Davis und Bob Marley und zählt noch heute zu den großen Namen des Afrobeats und Highlife: Der Nigerianer Eji Oyewole steht für das goldene Zeitalter westafrikanischer Musik. In eine royale Familie hineingeboren, kann Prince Eji Oyewole auf eine über 50-jährige Karriere als Flötist, Saxofonist und Bandleader zurückblicken. Das Album "Charity Begins At Home", das jetzt neu gemastert wieder vorliegt, entstand Ende der 70er-Jahre für EMI Nigeria und stellt eindrucksvoll Oyewoles Version von Highlife vor: weniger Dominanz der Gitarren, dafür mehr Bläser, viele Einflüsse aus amerikanischem Funk und Jazz und natürlich die für afrikanische Musik typische kräftige perkussive Unterstützung.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    16.10.2015
    EAN
    EAN 730003133916
     
  • 01. No Friend Of Mine
    02. Come
    03. She's So Hot
    04. Fair Enough
    05. Le Passe Muraille
    06. Slow Down
    07. Silver & Gold
    08. Chill Pants
    09. Hold On
    10. Lost Morning Blues
    11. Devil Money
    cover

    MADCAPS, THE

    Slow Down

    [engl] It’s now three years that the Madcaps have been roaming France and its neighboring lands with their pearly, Italian guitars and their champagne old drums. With 150 shows under their belts, they managed to save up enough to head back to Kerwax recording studio, analog Mecca of Western France. While there they churned out their third album, Slow Down, recorded live with all four Madcaps together in the same room, all in an effort to capture on wax the energy from six months of touring that shaped this album. If the first two albums were more the brainchild of lead singer Thomas, Slow Down evens things out with Bastien and newcomer Wenceslas asserting themselves as both singers and songwriters. Despite personnel changes and new musical directions, the Madcaps have never sounded more unified. They continue to gouge out their own particular rock and roll groove while leaving behind the adolescent garage of their beginnings. The pop melodies are still there, but the songs are more stripped down and spacious, leaving room for horns, piano, organs, congas and acoustic guitars, hitting by turn shades of rhythm and blues, soul, country western, and even calypso.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    18.04.2018
     
  • 01. Talulah Does The Hula
    02. Ah De La Almena!!
    03. Hotrod Hullaballoo
    04. Octopus Tentacled Man
    05. La Criatura
    06. Don't You Just Know It
    07. Tikini Girl
    08. Dragon's Heart Lair
    09. El Ejército De Las Tinieblas
    10. Fatura
    11. Medieval Twist
    12. Hereje Hey
    13. Torquemada Stomp
    14. Little Valiant Man
    cover

    KING JARTUR & HIS LORDS

    Ah De La Almena!!

    [engl] King Jartur & His Lords were born a few years ago as a side project while Los Immediatos took a break, just for fun playing covers of garage, pop and beat classic numbers that resulted in two enjoyable 45s, one for French label Tryptic and another one for Bickerton, but hey, things are getting serious. The king and his lords have been called up for duty to fight against hispter garage and non-sense noise, they have accepted their godspel mission and face such a fearsome battle gripping this "Ah de la Almena!!" as only weapon. A collection of self-penned compositions full of hip-shaking tunes to recover faith in fun r'n'r, with crazy stories of surfing monsters, medieval frat-rock, palace dance beat and garage shots to shout with one beer mug in one hand and a turkey drumstick in the other one. Join the crusade! Join the party!
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    18.04.2018
     
  • 01. Dirty Looks
    02. Old Lonely Boy
    03. Bang Bang
    04. Crystal Ball
    05. Truth Comes Out
    06. Sloppy
    07. Motorpsycho Big Trouble
    08. Mistery Shopper
    09. Love Inferno
    10. Pockets Full Of Rain
    11. Love Curse
    12. Shame On You
    cover

    IMPOSIBLES, LOS

    Red

    [engl] Brand new album (their seventh lp) by legendary Los Imposibles. Almost 30 years after their first gig, the most infamous inhabitants of Madrid's r&r neighbourhood of Malasaña announced they were back with not one but two albums! The first one of which is here now. “Red!” shows us the wildest side of Los Imposibles, “Red!” is untamed rhythms, primary stomps, fuzzy melodies, sex, fire, anger and desire... “Red!” is not a record for rainy days, it's a record to get ready for action on a Saturday evening, to go crazy, jump, dance and live.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    18.10.2017
     
  • 01. Silent Day Blues
    02. We Got To Go
    03. Despair
    04. The Bride
    05. Initials Bouvier Bernois
    06. Champ Motteux
    07. Le Temps Du Tempo
    08. Heal Me
    09. Serotonine Cha Cha
    10. Buenos Aires
    cover

    INITIALS BOUVIER BERNOIS

    s/t

    [engl] Debut album by French mod-jazz & bossa new sensation on our new division for black sounds Croydon Records. Classic organ/drums/bass jazz trio with their eyes on London, Rio de Janeiro and Paris; on Georgie Fame, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Gainsbourg, on samba and soul and noir cimena soundtracks. SMART, COOL, HIP!
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    18.03.2018
     
  • 01. You Still Take My Breath Away
    02. In Your Arms
    03. What You Mean To Me
    04. Bleeding
    cover

    TRUE STORIES

    Pop

    [engl] Bart Medoza is, undoubtedly, one of the greatest pop songwriters America has given us in the last three decades, as he has proved along the years as the leading force behind Manual Scan and then The Shambles. Now he is back with a new project, True Stories, where he has joined some usual suspects from San Diego, including long-time friend David Fleminger (Manual Scan). After a cd released in the U.S.A and a few appearances in tribute albums all over the world, here we have their first vinyl 45 with a selection of their finest moments, probably some of the best songs ever penned by Bart. Classic powerpop shots with a Zombiesque organ sound here and there, sublime stuff.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    18.04.2018
     
  • 01.More Than This
    02.Brilliant
    03.Clouds All Day
    04.(She's Used To Playing With) Fire
    cover

    SHAMBLES

    Radio Daze. The Pyles Sessions

    [engl] Los Shambles were one of the best sixties flavoured powerpop bands from the 90's and the 2000's, not only in their home California but all over the world. True heirs of the legendary mod revival band Manual Scan, their talented songwriting and in-depth knowledge of pop history made its rare recordings a treasure for all pop fans, we are sure you know it. So it is a great honour for Bickerton Records to unearth these late recordings of the band that never before saw the light of day. Here you will find three classic Shambles numbers re-recorded live on May 27, 2007 at Strate Sounds Studios in San Diego for DJ Tim Pyles Radio Program, a unique opportunity to get these Shambles anthems in a rawer and more energetic version .Also you will find "More Than This", the last song ever recorded by the band in 2006, previously unreleased on vinyl. This is a 300 copies limited edition black vinyl 45
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    18.04.2015
     
  • 01. Nada Por Decir
    02. Surfimiento
    03. No Me Quiero Enfadar
    cover

    POW POW POWS

    Nada Por Decir

    [engl] The Pow Pow Pows were born as a crossroad in 2012, they self-released a first cd album in 2014 and in 2016 they got into infamous Circo Perrotti recording studio to work with Jorge Explosion after winning The Battle of the Bands at Euro Ye-Yé mod & 6t's meeting. Here you are the result of those recording sessions. In their music you will find folk-rock, pop, psychedelia and r'n'r with its roots in the late 60's and early 70's, in West Coast sounds, Neil Young, Lone Star... there is so much in these three little gems! 300 copies limited edition
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    18.04.2017
     
  • 01. Summer Fun
    02. Volcano Castle
    03. Marlene
    04. Anywhere The Girls Are
    cover

    KING JARTUR & HIS LORDS

    Summer Fun

    [engl] Our lord and his brave knights are back! Their vinyl heroic deeds are worldwide known: two heartfelt tributes to their pop & garage heroes released as 45s by Tryptic & Bickerton some years ago (both sold out now) and a fantastic first album “Ah de la Almena!!” in 2015 that placed them among Spanish top bands if you're talking about frat-rock, garage and surf-pop. But the party can't stop so King Jartur & His Lords have decided to charge against boredom and give us the perfect soundtrack for the fortcoming summertime. They fit themselves in their coats of mail, changed their horses for surf boards and here they are again. The band from Toledo give us four new surf-pop hits, three self-penned compositions plus an ace cover of the timeless classic “Anywhere The Girls Are”. Pure ambrosia for beach sounds fans in a killer artwork by Roberto Argüelles.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    18.04.2016
     
  • 01. Sui-In
    02. Frost Flowers
    03. Hear The Rain, See It Fall
    04. Endless Steps
    05. Yesterday And Karma
    06. Purple Hills And Crystal Stream
    07. Elemental Spirits
    08Fur, Fin And Feather
    09. Sui-Yo
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    OSAMU KITAJIMA

    Osamu (1977)

    [engl] This is the third album by Osamu Kitajima, one of Japan's most prolific artists from the ethno rock, world music and progressive department. You can certainly not divide all the mentioned stylistic aspects from each other for they were all incorporated in a homogenious sound and complex arrangements. It is the same with his other albums like „Benzaiten“ and or his fourth „Masterless Samurai“; traditional Japanese music meets Western jazzrock and progressive sounds to form a new style unheard by most people in Western countries at the time. Osamu Kitajima easily plays with elements of reggae and funk, fusion jazz and colorful pop while staying true to his Japanese roots with bits and pieces of traditional melodies and the use of old Asiatic instruments. The Japanese influence makes this music uniqe and still it gets as close to Western rock and pop sounds as it could. An adventurous journey through the world from East Asia to West Africa and to the steaming metropolises of the UK and USA is your reward when you put this perfectly produced album onto your turntable. The former PINK FLOYD comparison coming with „Benzaiten“ is not totally out of place with this selftitled 1977 album here but there is much more latitude in the allover style. Osamu Kitajima gathers a few well talented musicians around him on this record despite playing and arranging most of the instrumental passages himself. He, the multi instrumentalist who discovered progressive rock music in the early 70s during a stay in London where he released a first album under the monicker „Justin Heathcliff“ before moving to California around the mid 70s. And this group of musicians creates something special that sticks out of the mass of similar art pop and fusion bands in the late 70s. Osamu Kitajima is something like the Japanese answer to Mike Oldfield, and others equal in vision and output!
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    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    10.07.2018
    EAN
    EAN 0710473604352
     
  • 01. Disco Dancer
    02. Sunshine Baby
    03. Sexy Dancer
    04. Black Afro Punk
    05. Alhaji Who Are You
    06. We Make Music
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    KIKI GYAN

    Feeling So Good

    [engl] First time reissued on CD! This is in fact more than just a rare record and definitely more than just a vinyl share for insatiable collectors who only judge a record by it's monetary value. This is a prime example of overflowing talent coupled with a simmering passion for music and the hunger for life right at the moment. The story begins on Jue 7th 1957 in a small Ghanaian village where Kofi Kwarko Gyan, nicknamed Kiki, was born into a middle class family. Soon his talent as a musician began to show when he started taking piano lessions by the age of 5 and went professional by the age of 12. He dropped out of school shortly after and began living a life on the road with regional Ghanaian bands. One trip abroad took him to London in the early 70s where his career received a giant push at the age of 15. He joined afro rock legends OSIBISA in 1972 as their new keyboardist after his predecessor had left the band. By the mid 70s Kiki Gyan had played with OSIBISA to giant audiences allover the world and met personalities from the international music scene such as Elton John and Mick Jagger. He was not only a steady keyboardist for OSIBISA but also a very popular session man for fellow African bands and musicians, among them OFEGE from Nigeria. He released a couple of solo albums and we take a closer look now at his second effort from 1979, “Feeling so good”. The music keeps what the title promises as this is a delightful example of joy manifesting in music. Everything is bright here, the grooves are complex and powerful, yet always accessible. The harmonies enchant you with their friendly approach. The African sun shines from each note played on this record. Gyan mixes Western disco sounds, funk, African traditional chants and reggae sounds into an ever flowing groove music that has lot's of melody and mesmerizes by the swirling percussion patterns. “Feeling so good” is an equally physical and spiritual affair and contains six lengthy tunes. Tunes that live from the tight interplay of all instruments, the crisp, clear and powerful production and a wild and steaming atmosphere. Kiki Gyan was on the step of entering the 'Hall of Legends' like Stevie Wonder did, to whom he often got compared to. His legacy remains huge, not only for African music but for all black music that ruled the early disco scene in the 70s and whose popularity is still at full blossom. Next to Fela Kuti and Geraldo Pino, Kiki Gyan can be called a true force in African pop music of the 70s!
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    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    10.07.2018
    EAN
    EAN 0710473604383
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    CD
    Release-Datum
    10.07.2018
    EAN
    EAN 0710473604376
     
  • 01. Blackman Was Born To Be Free
    02. Man Pass Man, Iron De Cut Iron
    03. Right In The Centre
    04. On The Spot
    05. Woman Experience
    06. Afro Soco Soul Live
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    GERALDO PINO

    Afro Soco Soul Live

    [engl] He was born in Sierra Leone in the 1930s. Fact is that Gerald Pine was son to a lawyer working in Nigeria, lost his mother and sister at a very young age and found relief in music. He played social clubs by the early 60s with his newly founded band THE HEARTBEATS delivering cover-versions of American hits and Congolese rumba tunes that were then utterly popular in the West Africa area. Due to the influence of Congolese popular musicians Franco and Dr. Nico he adopted the more exotic sounding stage name of Geraldo Pino and he moved on from there. THE HEARTBEATS literally played until their fingers bled in popular night clubs in Sierra Leone, became one of the highest earning bands of Western Africa and were even able to put up their own television show after television had been introduced in Sierra Leone in 1962. All those developments put Geraldo Pino and his band in the position as leading figures in the African popular music that even a legend such as Nigerian cult musician Fela Kuti, who is often credited with originally creating the so called “Afro Beat” style stated Geraldo Pino and THE HEARTBEATS as major influence which even made him setting sail to the USA to introduce his musical vision over there for he could not match with Geraldo Pino concerning popularity in Africa. This of course is a whole different story. Geraldo Pino lived and played in his area, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria and created some of the hottest funky sounds with sophisticated sound gear, outstanding clothing and songs that made your blood boil. After a few 7” releases throughout the 1960s the first real album of GERALDO PINO & THE HEARTBEATS hit the scene in 1972. “Afro soco soul live” is as the title suggests an album that has been recorded at a concert and Geraldo Pino often communicates with the utterly enthusiastic audience, gives longer announcements between the songs or introduces his lead guitarist before he starts a simmering solo. All songs here have an average length of six minutes and despite their composed parts they show this free jammy flow. The basic style is funk with soulful vocals which gets mixed up with traditional African percussion grooves. This album swallows you with its mesmerizing rhythms. It's afro funk at best with a frantic atmosphere whirling up from the ever flashing percussive arrangements. The funky Hammond B – 3 organ is omnipresent on all the tracks and duels with the wild and completely unleashed lead guitar from time to time. Repetative chord progressions and harmonies decorate the solid rhythmmical base and deprive you of your senses while you get deeper and deeper into a trance like state moving and floating along on the dancefloor. Due to the crisp and clear sound this record gives you the feeling of being right at the scene, everything sounds and feels so vivid, even after more than four decades. So it is no wonder that this record is a popular gem in Western Africa but how is the reception from the European and American fans of furious funk music? Well, Geraldo Pino has become a legend in his home area but just a short time before his death in 2008 people from the Western World really discovered him and his amazing band. Original copies of this album go for several hundred USD if they ever turn up. So a reissue of this sacred gem of African funk music from the early 70s has been long overdue. A record that is made to let dancefloors smoke and tremble and the musicianship is sheer amazing!
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    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    10.07.2018
    EAN
    EAN 0710473604420
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    CD
    Release-Datum
    10.07.2018
    EAN
    EAN 0710473604413
     
  • 01. Fake
    02. Down
    03. Functional Guy
    04. Amelie
    05. In The Skies
    06. Slope
    07. It's Too Late
    08. Supersonic Waves
    09. Missing Is Good
    10. What To Say
    11. Susanne
    12. Feeling Something
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    BUILDINGS, THE

    Death & Fun

    [engl] The Buildings come from Cáceres - Spain -, they are noise, beer, love, 3-minute-songs and 12-hour-nights. Strange beings in perpetual motion, imperceptible to the human eye but deafening to the hearing. After a successful 45 released in 2013 that took them to a tour all around Spain and to radio stations from all over the world, these young punks are back with an album wisely produced by Alex Pis (Ídolos del Extrarradio) of stunning brilliance. Self-penned compositions from rabid punk shots to noise litanies and dreamy pop, all wrapped in a killer artwork by Carlos González.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    18.04.2018