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  • 01. Les Esclaves
    02. Poursuite
    03. Batman
    04. Aurore Cosmic
    05. L.S.D.
    06. Quelle Audace
    07. Philadelphie Story
    08. La Chanson Du Liévre De Mars
    09. Etreinte Métronomique
    10. Monsieur Noel
    11. Filmore
    12. Metropolitain
    13. Ambiance
    14. Indicatif
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    POPERA COSMIC

    Les Esclaves

    [engl] For the few people lucky enough to have heard the entire album in the five decades since its release, the mythical Popera Cosmic LP is now considered to be France’s first dedicated psychedelic album and the shrouded blueprint for the hugely influential Gallic concept album phenomenon that followed – including Serge Gainsbourg’s Histoire De Melody Nelson and Gérard Manset’s La Mort D’Orion. Spearheaded by François Wertheimer (songwriter for Vangelis, Barbara and BYG Records), composed with future Jodorowsky soundtracked and genius all-rounder Guy Skornik, and based on an embryonic concept co-conspired by a teenage Jean Michel-Jarre, this instantly deleted 1969 recording is a true essential for any outernationalradicalised record collection. With credentials that mark the birth of the cosmic funk (later disco) that helped shape the influential sound of France today, this LP also includes the first pressed instrumentals by members of Space Art, some of the best orch rock arrangements by William Sheller (Lux Aeterna, Eriotissimo) and orchestrator Paul Piot (Jean Rollin), as well as sitar psych benchmarks courtesy of uber legend Serge Franklin – all pinned down by the rhythm section that would later be known to prog aficionados as Alice. Subtitled Les Esclaves (The Slaves), this street theatre/rock opera (influenced by the work of Julien Beck’s Living Theatre) now celebrates its 50th birth-day standing firmly as a sonic tome to the birth of the no-no era (that rebuked France’s yé-yé hamster wheel) leading directly to the thematic progressive network of Wakhévitch, Manset and Magma while comprising an inter-Gallic intergalactic super group from the early annals of France’s pop psych revolution. Imagine a rock opera where the cast of Mister Freedom perform Clash Of The Titans at the foot of The Holy Mountain – then pinch yourself…
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.09.2018
    Genre
    Sixties / Psychedelic
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  • 01. The Magic Yard
    02. Talk With Grandmother
    03. The Letter
    04. The Sermon
    05. Losing The Way
    06. The Visit
    07. The Work Of Death
    08. Dinner
    09. Dense Smoke
    10. The Contract / The Wedding
    11. The Punishment
    12. Disquiet
    13. Awakening
    14. Brother And Sister
    15. Sacrice
    16. The Letter 2 / Friends
    17. In Flames
    18. Puppets
    19. Homeless
    20. Questions And Answers
    21. Confession
    22. Forgiveness
    23. And The Last
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    LUBOS FISER

    Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders

    [engl] 
    It has been exactly ten years since Finders Keepers Records first liberated Luboš Fišer’s immaculate soundtrack music for Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders (Valerie A Týden Divu) from the vaults of the Barrandov Studio in Prague. As the inaugural release of an ongoing discography of previously unreleased scores from the hugely creative “Film Miracle” that occurred during and after the Czech New Wave (CNW), this score will always retain a special place in the heart of the label as well as our listeners who consistently request an updated repress of this significant vinyl milestone. Having grown in status from an obscure and misunderstood socialist-era art house oddity, via the hands of risqué foreign fluff merchants, to finally find its rightful audience as a bonafide surrealist cinematic masterpiece of world class standards, this 1970 film adaptation of Vítezslav Nezval’s 1935 avant-garde novella (a film that literally cross-pollinated Max Ernst’s A Week Of Kindness and Lewis Carols Alice In Wonderland) has garnered widespread critical acclaim. Inspiring ongoing generations of visual artists, musicians, writers and filmmakers – all of whom regard this truly individualistic and inimitable surrealist film poem to be an indelible influence – Valerie continues to impregnate their daily artistic referential fabric.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.09.2018
    Genre
    Soundtrack
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  • 01. Yvon Gerault – Blind Songbird
    02. Acanthus – Le Frisson Des Vampires
    03. Pierre Raph – Gilda & Gunshots
    04. Pierre Raph – Crotch Batterie
    05. François Tusques – Golden Panther
    06. Acanthus – La Château
    07. Yvon Gerault – Fallen Dancer
    08. Pierre Raph – Batterie Fields
    09. Acanthus – Wedding Party
    10. Pierre Raph – Jewel Thieves
    11. Pierre Raph – Jade Lake
    12. François Tusques – Abstract Procession
    13. Acanthus – Flightless Bird
    14. Yvon Gerault – Blue Doll Baroque
    15. Pierre Raph – Jeunes Filles Impudiques
    16. Acanthus – Doux-Reveil
    17. Yvon Gerault – Skittles
    18. François Tusques – Croque Weasel
    19. Acanthus – La Cite Rouge
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    V/A

    THE B-MUSIC OF JEAN ROLLIN 1968-1973

    [engl] Rising out of the smokey Parisian Mai 68 shrapnel and claiming his stake as the first French vampire movie director, the inimitable father of European Horrortica, Jean Rollin (1938-2010) has smudged the painted face of surrealist cinema for over five decades. Dragging his roots from beneath the Letterist/Situationist movements, avant-garde theatre and Belgian fine art groups and entwining them around the minds of sexual revolutionaries, the European comic book cognoscenti and the Parisian free jazz and rock scenes, Rollin stopped at nothing to bring his macabre phantasies of zygotic vampyrism and backwoods blood cults to Gallic cinematheques and beyond. Celebrating the immortal legacy of the late director Finders Keepers Records compile a detailed and comprehensive music cabinet of some of the finest musical moments from his initial directorial decade between 1968-1979, which provided a m much needed platform for the freak rock and free jazz that mirrored the distorted erotic visions in his own mind’s eye. Imagine Gong-gone-wrong meeting the Art Ensembles Of Châteauroux… Fantasy pop groups mutate and thrive within…
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    26.06.2018
    Genre
    Electronic
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
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    SUZANNE CIANI

    Help, Help, the Globolinks!

    [engl] 
    As faithful guardians of the Ciani Musica Inc. studio vault Finders Keepers Records twist the key and return to their collaborative series of previously unreleased music from one of the most important and influential composers in the history of multi-disciplinary electronic music. Open-minded, unpretentious, enigmatic and consistently inspiring, Suzanne Elizabeth Ciani would shatter the mould and invert the stereotype of electronic composers in the early 1970s with a bona fide education in classical music, a clear understanding of technology and a genuine will to communicate and naturalise electronic music. All of these unique attributes, coupled with her natural charm and generosity, would win her success and notoriety in the colliding worlds of art, film, advertising, theatre, dance and eventually popular recorded music in the latter part of the 21st century – a multifarious achievement which remained unrivalled by any of her contemporaries, regardless of gender, conquering many male-dominated platforms and breaking creative ground in the process. It is exactly these key factors that would form the basis for this multifaceted musical project that is stored within the grooves of the record you are now holding. This electronic soundtrack for an operatic, ecological, scholastic, science fiction theatre production for children of all ages not only further reveals Suzanne’s vibrant and versatile skills as an experimental musician and narrative sound designer but also highlights her European heritage – working to the script of Milanese librettist Gian Carlo Menotti and a cast of forward-thinking fellow Italian-American creatives (including Giorgio Armani and Fiorucci in the wardrobe department).
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.11.2017
    Genre
    Electronic
    Preis
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  • 01. Assenza Di Gravità (Part One Edit)
    02. Violenza
    03. Tradimento
    04. Il Cobra
    05. Produzione Industriale
    06. Verso La Frontiera
    07. La Caverna
    08. From Tokyo To Las Vegas
    09. Zombie
    10. Agguato
    11. Città Spiertata
    12. CittàDel Cap
    13. Assenza Di Gravità (Part To Edit)
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    GERARDO IACOUCCI

    Le Avventure

    [engl] Combining all the traits of an international superhero or intrepid comic book adventurer, the true identity, whereabouts and history of the spectacular Italian composer known as Gerardo Iacoucci has been a mystery to record collectors for many years. As a result of the best efforts of secretive archivists and DJs as well as and the overprotective force field that surrounds the clandestine world of Italian library music, the commanding experimental psychedelic pop music made singlehandedly by this early pioneer of the anti-genre time after time rises to the top of collectors’ want lists, commands huge ransom notes, ignites dancefloors and decimates genre tags before returning to its mythical status as one of the kings of the underworld without removing his mask. Despite the fact that original Italian copies of records by Gerardo Iacoucci are amongst the rarest, enigmatic fixtures of European psychedelia, his music simply refuses to be ghettoised and as the name of this album suggests the history of this artist reads like the memoirs of a genuine musical adventurer as well as a well-travelled prophet of experimental music and unsung pillar of Italian jazz and sound design. Recorded in early 1970, Iacoucci’s wide-eyed L’Avventura suite spanned 6 sides of loud, heavyweight monophonic vinyl for Romano Di Bari’s Deneb label and created an epically detailed blueprint for independent mood music companies whilst sharing release schedules with likeminded workaholics Alessandro Alessandroni and A. R. Luciani. However, Gerardo’s adventure didn’t begin here…
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.11.2017
    Genre
    Electronic
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  • 01. Les Chemins De Katmandou (Opening Titles)
    02. The Pleasure Pit
    03. Colin-Maillard
    04. Le Roi Des Phlébotomes
    05. Flower Child
    06. Cache Cache
    07. Opium Den
    08. Overdose
    09. Oliver
    10. Fallen Rainbow
    11. Colin Maillard (Vocal Version)
    12. Les Chemins De Katmandou
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    SERGE GAINSBOURG & JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER

    Les Chemins De Katmandou

    [engl] After decades in the making Finders Keepers Records are proud to present the first-ever pressing of Serge Gainsbourg’s most elusive and coveted soundtrack studio recordings – co-written, arranged and orchestrated by the genius Jean-Claude Vannier (Histoire De Melody Nelson) during what many consider to be the dynamic duo’s most definitive creative period. Believed to have been lost in a studio fire by Gainsbourg enthusiasts for over forty years (a myth that also shrouds Morricone’s lost Danger Diabolik soundtrack) the misplaced master-tapes for the drug-fuelled/Mai 68 cash-in/road-movie Les Chemins De Katmandou have been widely considered the final audio jigsaw piece in an immaculate discography/filmography thus earning this soundtrack bone-fide Holy Grail status amongst the most avid disc detectives. Featuring the original crack team of Paris based players now recognised as French library music royalty, this LP epitomises the inimitable musical direction and expert psychedelic pop musicianship that graced classic Gainsbourg/Vannier soundtracks like La Horse, Cannabis and Sex Shop. Laying the stylistic, future-proof foundations for subsequent decades of forward-thinking Gallic funk mastery. Comprising Vannier’s signature recipe of thick plucked bass lines, close-micced drums, biting Clavinet and Eastern influenced strings and percussion (and a sprinkling of subtle traditional French instrumentation) the soundtrack to Les Chemins De Katmandou (aka The Road To Katmandu or The Pleasure Pit) captures Vannier and Gainsbourg in the first year of their creative partnership capturing their unique embryonic energy.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.11.2017
    Genre
    Soundtrack
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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
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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.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.11.2017
    Genre
    Soundtrack
    Preis
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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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    GÖKCEN KAYNATAN

    Gökcen Kaynatan

    [engl] 
    The missing component in the history of Turkish pop and one of the earliest exponents of Turkish electronic music alongside ?lhan Mimaro?lu and Bülent Arel, Gökçen Kaynatan electrified the rock and roll scene of the late 50s/early 60s – sending teenagers wild with his custom built guitars and back lines – helping charge the climate for the birth of Anatolian rock. Then, from the sanctuary of his private studio, he revolutionised the industry with his pioneering use of electronics whilst hanging the sonic wallpaper in the living rooms of an entire generation of telly addicts as in house composer of choice for Turkey’s first national television channel TRT 1. Despite having a modest discography of only four 7” singles to his name his influence is a major current that flows through over 50 years of Turkish pop culture. Compiled with unparalleled access to his private studio vault, Finders Keepers proudly presents the first-ever collection of Gökçen Kaynatan’s pioneering early electronic works. Featuring a selection of his experimental pop and rock recordings dating from as early as the 1968 it features both of the highly sought after 1 Numara singles – including a never before heard extended version of Evren – as well as previously unheard archive material and songs recorded for and broadcast exclusively on TRT 1 – most of them never to be repeated.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.11.2017
    Genre
    Sixties / Psychedelic
    Preis
    20,00 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.
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    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.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    08.07.2016
    Genre
    Electronic
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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.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    27.05.2016
    Genre
    Soundtrack
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    18,90 EUR
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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.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    27.05.2016
    Genre
    Soundtrack
    Preis
    18,90 EUR
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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.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.12.2015
    Genre
    Soundtrack
    Preis
    18,90 EUR
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  • 01. Andy Warhol
    02. Belladoona
    03. Valle Incantata
    04. The Notice Is Notice
    05. Mr. London
    06. Little Flower
    07. Funny Feeling
    08. TBSF
    09. Take It Easy
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    MASAHIKO SATO

    Belladonna

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    An unholy grail of near mythical status finally joins the Finders Keepers Records discography in the form of this first-ever reissue of Masahiko Sato’s elusive sensual psychedelic free jazz score to the stunning Japanese witchcraft animation Belladonna Of Sadness (Kanashimi no Belladonna) directed by anime screenwriter Eiichi Yamamoto in 1973. An early feature-length example of a micro-genre in which Japanese anime producers collaborated with the “pink” film genre, Belladonna’s challenging occult, sexual and political subject matter was the cause of the film’s notoriety for many years, earning Yamamoto’s work a critical platform amongst some of the best counterculture animation films of the era such as La Planète Sauvage ( René Laloux/Roland T poor, France 1973), Marie Mathématique (Jean-Claude Forest, France 1967), Wizards (Ralph Bakshi, US 1977), Heavy Metal (Gerald Potterton, Canada 1980) and Time Masters (René Laloux/Moebius, France 1982). Drawing further stylistic similarities with Shuji Terayama/Tenjo Sajiki associated poster artist Aquirax Uno and the Hara-Kiri magazine cartoon strips Pravda/Jodelle by French artist Guy Peellaert, as well as the early flamboyant Klimtesque imagery of Jean Rollin collaborators Philippe Druillet and Nicolas Devil, Belladonna Of Sadness brought a strong European flavour to its sophisticated and stylish Japanese application which accentuated the French origins of the plot loosely based on accounts taken from the 1862 book La Sorcière (The Witch) by French historian Jules Michelet.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.12.2015
    Genre
    Soundtrack
    Preis
    21,00 EUR
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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.
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    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.
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    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.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    27.08.2015
    Genre
    Electronic
    Preis
    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.
    Format
    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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