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  • 01. Jacques Thollot - Cècile
    02. Philippe Besombes - La Plage
    03. Igor Wakhévitch - Materia-Prima
    04. Mahjun - Les Enfants Sauvages
    05. Lard Free - Warinobaril
    06. Etron Fou Leloublan - Le Désastreux Voyage du Piteux Python
    07. Jean Cohen-Solal - Captain Tarthopom
    08. ZNR - Solo Un Dia
    09. Red Noise - Sarcelles, C'est L'avenir (edit)
    10. Pierre Henry - Générique (Thème De Myriam)
    11. Horrific Child - Frayeur
    12. Dashiell Hedayat - Fille De l'Ombre
    13. Jean Guérin - Triptik 2
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    V/A

    STRAIN, CRACK & BREAK – MUSIC FROM THE NURSE WITH WOUND LIST Vol. 1

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    After years of mythology, misinterpretation and procrastination Nurse With Wound’s Steven Stapleton finally chooses Finders Keepers Records as the ideal collaborators to release “the right tracks” from his uber-legendary psych/prog/punk peculiarity shopping list known as The Nurse With Wound List, commencing with a French specific Volume One of this authentically titled Strain Crack Break series. Featuring some Finders Keepers’ regulars amongst galactic Gallic rarities (previously presumed to be imaginary red herrings) this deluxe double vinyl dossier demystifies some of the essential French free jazz and Parisian prog inclusions from the alphabetical “dedication” inventory as printed the anti-bands 1979 industrial milestone debut. When Steven Stapleton, Heman Pathak and John Fothergill’s anti-band Nurse With Wound decided to include an alphabetical dedication to all their favourite bands on the back of their inaugural LP the notion of creating a future record dealers’ trophy list couldn’t have been further from their minds. By adding a list of untravelled European mythical musicians and noise makers to their own debut release of unchartered industrial art rock they were merely providing a suggestive support system of existing potential likeminded bands, establishing safety in numbers should anyone require sonic subtitles for Nurse With Wound’s own mutant musical language.
    Format
    DoLP
    Release-Datum
    09.09.2019
    Genre
    Avantgarde / Klassik
    Preis
    23,00 EUR
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  • 01. Black Cat
    02. Boo Song
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    DURUL GENCE

    Black Cat

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    Untameable Anatolian feline fuzzy folk funk finally uncaged. A spontaneous Turkish-Norwegian-Dutch expedition, where seafaring jazz cats entangled with fugitive roadies and Tee-Set mods, makes the story of Durul Gence’s highly anticipated/ill-fated Asia Minor Mission group the stuff of lost-rock legend and remains one of Turkish music’s great “what ifs?” The black cat is finally out of the bag. Having forged a celebrity status as one of Turkey’s premier percussionists and bandleaders, Durul Gence assembled the underground fusion group known as Asia Minor Mission (AMM) in early 1972 (with ?rfan Sumer, O?uz Durukan and U?ur Dikmen) while trying to escape the constant daze of paparazzi camera flashes that followed him across Turkey. During a far-fetched post-gig brainstorm the group pondered relocating to Norway (based on fact that none of them had ever visited the country) when a local seaman who claimed to have recording studio connections in Oslo overheard them. Enlisting the roadie services of a streetwise Istanbul taxi driver friend on the run from the police AMM took the plunge, accepting the sailor’s offer of passage on his next sailing. In these new idyllic surroundings, the same region that played host to fellow Turkish percussionist Okay Temiz, Durul found the peace he desired discovering a muse in Norway’s welcoming creative climate.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    09.09.2019
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    9,90 EUR
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  • 01. Flowers Of Evil - Based On The Poem Élévation by Charles Baudelaire
    02. Glass Houses
    03. Token Spokes Part One
    04. Token Spokes Part Two
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    SUZANNE CIANI

    Flowers Of Evil

    [engl] 
    As a genuine vanguard of electronic music composition at the forefront of the modular synthesiser revolution in the late 1960s, Suzanne Ciani’s forward-thinking approach to new music would rarely look to the past for inspiration, which makes this unheard composition from 1969 a rare exception to the collective futurist vision of Ciani and synthesiser designer Don Buchla. In choosing to adapt the controversial prose of French poet Charles Baudelaire, Suzanne would join the ranks of ongoing generations of pioneering musicians like Olivier Messiaen, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Serge Gainsbourg, Etron Fou Leloublan, Celtic Frost and Marc Almond (not forgetting Star Trek’s William Shatner!), all equally inspired by the 19th century writer’s works of “modernité” (modernity), a self-coined term dedicated to capturing the fleeting, ephemeral experience of life in an urban metropolis, best exemplified in his symbolic, erotic and macabre ode to Parisian industrialisation, Les Fleurs du mal (Flowers Of Evil). In her varied career that would combine art gallery installations, major film soundtrackings and commissions for Atari, Suzanne Ciani’s earliest experiments remain some of her most challenging, beguiling and timeless… Flowers Of Evil ticks all the above boxes and flicks switches that would power-up a new uncharted universe of her own musical modernité.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.06.2019
    Genre
    Electronic
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    18,90 EUR
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  • 01. Ikarie XB-1
    02. Surveillance On Standby / Alpha Centauri
    03. A Small Stone in Space
    04. Sunflower For A New Star
    05. The Backwoods Of The Universe
    06. Silver Ball (V?ra In Cameo)
    07. E.V.A. Will Teach You
    08. The Tigers Breath
    09. The Dark Star
    10. Do Not Eat The Fruit
    11. The Awakening
    12. Voyage To The End (Of The Universe)
    13. The White Planet
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    ZDENĚK LIŠKA

    Ikari XB-1

    [engl] 
    Liška, the Czechoslovakian word for fox. Beguiling in its beauty, cunning in it’s charm. Said to be one of the most intelligent animals on the planet its global family consists of thirty-seven varieties; all of them recognised, respected and feared for their persuasive, creative, resourceful and elusive nature. The Liška we will talk about today is no exception to these hereditary rules and within the grooves of this record Finders Keepers present an “elusive” musical artefact that best exemplifies every facet of this composer’s animal namesake. Had he not been born in the small Bohemian town of Sme?no in the early 1920s the story of The Fantastic Mr. Liška might have well taken a different course. Alternatively, fettered by the hampers of communism, this lifelong resident of Czechoslovakia would never quite find his seat at the same table as the likes of John Barry, Ennio Morricone, Michael Nyman and Stanley Myers, nor drop enough phonographic breadcrumbs to track his legacy. But having waited patiently behind the borders of the wider landscapes of international cinema, Liška’s musical brood, spanning multiple stylistic decades and generations, has now started to walk proudly amongst his would-be, latter-day compeers. In an era where music lovers have almost become immune to adjectives like “lost”, “rare” and “unreleased” in a climate where previously lesser-known off-kilter master composers such as Vannier, Kirchin and Axelrod have become widely revered, it is perhaps the perfect time for discerning listeners to advance above the feeding trough and seek out this truly pioneering and revolutionary Eastern European composer.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    05.03.2019
    Genre
    Soundtrack
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    20,00 EUR
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  • 01. Rainy Day
    02. Paint A Lady
    03. For The Love Of A Soldier
    04. Ghost Riders In The Sky
    05. Yesterday, Where’s My Mind?
    06. Echo In Your Mind
    07. When Love Comes
    08. No One Can Hear You Cry
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    SUSAN CHRISTIE

    Paint A Lady

    [engl] 
    A mythical and misplaced masterpiece of lost soft rock and acidic folk funk by a one-hit wonderer lost in the wilderness for four decades. From the producer of Margo Guryan, writer behind Wool, Gerry Mulligan collaborator, Tarantino soundtracker and Wendy & Bonnie confidant, Paint A Lady now emerges from folkloric obscurity, to bring a wash of soft psychedelic colour to your vinyl collection and quench the repeat requests of a thirsty new found audience waiting for the rain. Within certain record collecting circles, especially those who gather under the umbrella that covers fragile niches like “acid folk” and “soft rock”, it’s difficult to imagine a time when the legendary Susan Christie album didn’t exist. When Finders Keepers Records first shared the unheard 60’s songs like Paint A Lady, For The Love Of A Soldier and Echoes In Your Mind with a wide-eyed audience thirsty for organic soul and festival friendly acoustic funk, Susan’s new found fan base instantly felt like they had known these songs all of their lives, and with a single needle drop we saw the birth of what could rightfully be described as an “instant classic”. Which is why it’s hard to believe that the music on this lost 60s acetate was only pressed 12 years ago. As our lucky seventh release in an international discography that now surpasses the 100 mark (and one of a small clutch of English language recordings on the label) Paint A Lady has slowly become one of our most requested re-releases, and with this 2018 edition it is technically accurate to say that this pressing is the first-ever reissue of this elusive and essential LP.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    05.03.2019
    Genre
    Singer-/Songwriter/Folk
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
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  • 01. Goodnight Ram Baba
    02. Elise On The Run
    03. Elise & Tusk Reunited
    04. Poo Lorn 1
    05. Crossing The River
    06. Elise Liberates Tusk
    07. Poo Lorn 2
    08. Poo Lorn 3
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    GUY SKORNIK

    Tusk

    [engl] 
    From Guy Skornik, the composer and arranger behind Popera Cosmic and Pour Pauwels, comes the enigmatic instrumental cues that provided fellow existentialist and notorious auteur director Alejandro Jodorowsky (The Holy Mountain) with the soundtrack music to what is now considered his rarest and most overlooked feature film, Tusk. As part as Finders Keepers ongoing dedicated Jodorowsky soundtrack series we present the original film edits from the 1979 studio sessions featuring Steve Hillage (Gong) and members of Cossi Anatz. Following his mind melting masterpieces Fando & Lis, El Topo and The Holy Mountain, Jodorowsky’s “disowned” attempt at a family film retains the director’s ongoing demand for intense, experimental film music resulting in what is undeniably one the best kept sonic secrets from the darker corners of this coveted filmography. Cherry-picked from pre-recorded synthesiser fuelled cosmic pop sessions by Skornik, these compositions provided Tusk with arabesque new age synthesis alongside full-blown ambitious electro rock, as well as classic French Fender Rhodes driven romanticism during some of this lesser-spotted movie’s most memorable moments. Presented here in isolation, Guy Skornik’s multifarious futurist-pop evokes worthy comparisons to Ash Ra Tempel, Eno’s Bowie and Suzanne Ciani, mapping an unlikely journey between Magma and 10cc in the process.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    05.03.2019
    Genre
    Soundtrack
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  • 01. Hedonic Rapture
    02. Balfazzar
    03. Machine Time Ship
    04. Ya Alim-Kader
    05. Celes
    06. Alien Rock
    07. Light As Air
    08. Valhalla
    09. Love In Foam And Surf
    10. Andro
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    DENIS WISE

    Wize Music

    [engl] Perhaps one of the most unique and unlikely exponents of the highly collectible genres of ambient electronics, experimental tape-music and PINA (Private Issue New Age) this English born Jamaican raised sound designer, artist and existentialist furrowed his own ublinkered path through lesser chartered electronic fields for many moons before eventually teaming up with Bill Laswell (with Material) and Daevid Allen in New York to bring self-taught synthesis to Gong during their most oblique periods. Creating two impossibly rare self pressed vinyl LPs of conceptual inner-visionary outer-galactic angular tonal-dronal alien-art soundscapes in the process, the man known under figure shifting guises such as Dennis Wise/Denis Weise/Dr. Wise etc, combined a culture of sound system circuitry and radiophonic trickery adding Tea-pot poetry and sci-fidelity future-folk to his magnetic mesh! Presented here as the first ever dedicated ize Music collection this record combines compositions spanning 1979-1984 in both a solo capacity as well as small-group projects featuring members of the Emerald Web band. Imagine a comic book where a Funkenstein monster called “Laraaji-Scratch Perry” invaded your record shelf while Komendarek and Holger Czukay kept lookout… Dr. Dennis might be the only one Wise enough to outsmart all of them with his powerful amorphous anaesthetic.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    05.03.2019
    Genre
    Avantgarde / Klassik
    Preis
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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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    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…
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    26.06.2018
    Genre
    Electronic
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  • 01. All Sorts Of Heroes
    02. Scandinavian Wastes
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    MARTIN HANNETT & STEVE HOPKINS

    All Sorts Of Heroes

    [engl] 
    From the shrapnel of the unlikely collision point where Mancunian post-punk royalty collides with sci- cinema and art house animation, this obscure diamond in the rough shines a new light on the Northern DIY era providing disc detectives with a whole new punk funk perspective. Recorded in 1976 by Invisible Girls’ Steve Hopkins and Martin Hannett for a truly bizarre stop-motion animation called All Sorts OF Heroes, this hard edged funk instrumental theme reveals another side to this versatile production team joining the hidden dots between Hannett’s own discoid experiments with ESG, Gyro, A Certain Ratio and the mythical Afro Express recordings from the same year. Embodying as much in common with 1970’s bass heavy European funk soundtracks by bands like Goblin and Placebo, as the expected parallels with John-Cooper Clarke’s backing tracks or early Happy Mondays, this early 1976 session is the perfect example of Hannett and Hopkins’ under-the-radar artistic commissions working to a storyboard brief in what has now become recognised as a fertile arena for lost lmic funk. Drawing historic parallels with Leeds-based Graeme Miller and Steve Shill’s home recorded DIY soundtracks for The Moomins animation and accentuating the connection between Manchester based animation house Cosgrove Hall (Dangermouse/Chorlton And The Wheelies) and its employees Bernard Sumner, John Squire and members of Gerry And The Holograms, this lost recording adds kudos to a quirky micro-niche and reveals another dimension to Northern anti- pop’s snarky personality.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    20.04.2018
    Genre
    Postpunk / Wave / Noise
    Preis
    10,50 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
    20,00 EUR
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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
    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

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    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
    19,00 EUR
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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
    Preis
    18,90 EUR
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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
    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.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    27.05.2016
    Genre
    Soundtrack
    Preis
    18,90 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.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.12.2015
    Genre
    Avantgarde / Klassik
    Preis
    21,00 EUR
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