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Musician A.M. Frison, known mononymously as Coultrain, is well-known for his experimental, psychedelic and world-building music. Coultrain is an esteemed experimental artist and active member of 577 Records’ sub-label, Positive Elevations, which is dedicated to electronic experimentation and avant soul. On MUNDUS, Coultrain overlays spoken word performance and his honeyed voice over smooth soul-inspired instrumentation, gentle snare and electronic melodies. The result is a lyrically-focused album that emphasizes Coultrain’s singularity as a musician and poet in equal parts. Considered by the artist to be a natural sequel to Phantasmagoria (577 Records, 2021), it's a further demonstration of his far-reaching talent.

CD $13.75

02/23/2023 755491251638 

PEREC 008 CD 


LP $21.95

02/23/2023 736952025708 

PEREC 008 


***Can music liberate us? Francisco Mela, who worked and partnered with the legendary jazz musician McCoy Tyner, believes so. On this album, the second volume of Music Frees Our Souls, Mela collaborates with pianist Cooper-Moore and bassist William Parker to build a 2-part extended track project of advanced dialogue between 3 of the genre's most important instruments. Tyner was well-known for his boundless musical talent, and perhaps best-known for playing in John Coltrane’s quartet, which revolutionized the jazz world and fundamentally influenced the music world at large. Despite his indelible, wide-reaching impact on experimental jazz, it was Tyner’s mentorship that truly touched Francisco Mela: Tyner encouraged him to explore the boundaries of both his personal expression and his musical ability, affirming the philosophical conviction that music was a gateway to liberation. This album is again dedicated to Tyner’s mentorship and encouragement, suggesting we all embrace experimentation and musical freedom. This second volume/album will be available on limited edition dark red vinyl (100 copies), black vinyl, CD, or download in January 2023. Music Frees Our Souls Vol. 3 is also planned for release in the near future.

CD $13.75

01/20/2023 755491251621 

5858 CD 


LP $21.95

01/20/2023 736952027382 

5858 LP 


***2021 saw the release of NOFX’s highly acclaimed, 14th studio album Single Album. What fans didn’t know then, is Single Album is only one half of what has ultimiately become NOFX’s very first double album; the second half of which is aptly titled Double Album. Reuniting with punk-rock legends BILL STEVENSON and JASON LIVERMORE for producer / engineering / mixing duties; it’s not hyperbolic to say NOFX are making their best music now. But that's not to imply everything else they’ve done was mediocre, either. Double Album reminds both ardent fans and casual listeners that NOFX weren’t born to follow trends. Indeed NOFX have carved their logo into the veneer of punk-rock culture for decades. With nearly 40 years in this circus, you’re going to meet people and do/see/conspire to get all the wildest shit done. Remember how one of the stipulations of the NOFX book Hepatitis Bathtub was that none of the band members could see what the other ones were writing about them? Well, this time, Mike got permission to blow up the foibles and peccadillos of people in song for maximum velocity and hilarity. There’s “Joanna Constant Teen,” a 78-second tribute to the dominatrix that spent six weeks in Fat Mike’s NYC-based Airbnb during the production run of his musical, Home Street Home. “Alcopollack” is about booking agent David Pollock, who has worked with the band for over 30 years and has lost more than his fair share of clients for his too-brazen honesty. “Fuck Day Six”...

CD $13.25

12/02/2022 751097016121 

FAT 161 CD 


LP $17.75

TBD 751097016114 

FAT 161 


Promethean Pathology by Lykotonon

Lykotonon

Promethean Pathology
Profound Lore

Lykotonon’s Promethean Pathology is a digitized descent into the darker side of the human psyche. It is the probing question that hangs over all of humanity in the quietest of moments. Avant-garde, industrial / electronic black metal featuring members of Wayfarer, Stormkeep, and Blood Incantation.

CD $13.00

11/25/2022 843563156650 

PFL 289 CD 


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TBD 843563156636 

PFL 289 


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11/25/2022 843563156643 

PFL 289 CD 


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11/25/2022 843563156643 

PFL 289 CD 


While on the island of Syros in the Aegean Sea for a film festival performance, Christina Vantzou experienced what she characterized as “a moment of focus”—a specific vision for the sprawl of raw recordings she’d been amassing for her fifth album. Upon relocating to the Cycladic island of Ano Koufonisi, she situated herself outside at a patio table with a laptop and headphones, taking brief breaks to swim, and began the “reductive process” of shaving and shaping the source material into uneasy but lyrical movements, alternately austere and adorned with strange inflections: glottal groaning, cavernous water, glittering eddies of modular synth, languorous silences. Mixing the pieces herself without outsourcing to an engineer compounded the intimacy and autobiographical dimension of the music; she refers to Nº5 as “almost like a first album.” Drawing on sessions staged in February 2020, Vantzou’s editing instincts emphasize process and isolation, spotlighting resonance and restraint, liquidity and long tails. Fleeting configurations of piano, wind, strings, synthetics, and field recordings, these are spaces as much as compositions, surreal grottos of shifting light, suffused with a sense of invisible divinity. Although seventeen musicians appear on the record, the proceedings feel minimalist and malleable, sculpted from interstitial moments and oblique synchronicities. The definition of a composer as “one who joins things” is here both plumbed and proven; Vantzou describes Nº5 as “a letting go,” a place of “soft borders,” unfixed and undefinable.

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11/11/2022 796441823529 

KRANK235 CD 


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11/11/2022 796441823512 

KRANK235 


Pray 4 Tomorrow by Dumb

Dumb

Pray 4 Tomorrow
Mint

DUMB had a classic start as a DIY outfit back in 2015, playing their first shows in the dining room of a tear-down in east Vancouver. The four band members, Franco Rossino, Shelby Vredik, Pipe Morelli, and Nick Short, were all part of a larger group of friends that jammed and partied together often. Seven years later, the band is set to release their third LP with Mint Records, Pray 4 Tomorrow—self-recorded at Choms, a studio co-owned by Nick Short and Franco Rossino. DUMB has toured extensively in North America and Europe, played with Wolf Parade and Dilly Dally, and are known for their catchy punk rhythms, squealing guitar feedback, and strongly spoken lyrics. Over the years DUMB’s songwriting has developed, and on Pray 4 Tomorrow their pop sensibilities manage to shine through the dissonant tones and syncopated rhythms borrowed from Yo La Tengo and Devo. Consider “Excuse me”, which finds a Beach Boys-esque melody placed gently atop the drop-tuned dissonance of Rossino and Short’s duelling guitars, or “Gibberish”—a heavy hitting post-punk bop that culminates in a melodic instrumental piano outro. DUMB is doing their best to balance their noisier tendencies with pretty melodies, in an approach similar to San Francisco’s Pardoner. Rossino’s vocals have matured from abstract rambling towards nuanced commentary, often poking fun at his own self-righteous attitude towards the stress of living in the information age. In “Out of Touch”, Rossino yells “I can see you talking but it sounds like simulations, I’m not sure I’ve got...

CD $13.00

11/11/2022 773871019821 

MRD 198 


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11/11/2022 773871019814 

MRL 198 


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11/11/2022 773871019807 

MRD 198 


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11/11/2022 773871019807 

MRD 198 


Song Of Salvation by Dream Unending

Dream Unending

Song Of Salvation
20 Buck Spin

The 2021 Dream Unending debut album Tide Turns Eternal was a marked shift in musical ambition for Derrick Vella (Tomb Mold) and Justin DeTore (Innumerable Forms, Sumerlands). While structured with a foot firmly in death / doom, a far loftier purpose and progressivism was its hallmark, as such distancing itself from others pursuing the style. Now returning only a year later with the stunning Song Of Salvation, that exploratory zeal is given substantially greater allowance to soar and shine. The fourteen minute title-track opener enters like a morning sunrise over a calm sea before ramping up into ethereal heaviness like the richly textured waves of a sudden ocean storm. The songs momentum never retreats into laborious repetition, always opening new doorways, ebbing and flowing like river water from its source. Like solitarily gazing at the downtown lights of the city at night from the window of a darkened room, “Secret Grief” features the guest talents of vocalist Phil Swanson and Leila Abdul-Rauf on trumpet. The tranquil interlude of “Murmur Of Voices” gives way to the evocative “Unrequited” that begins with a lonely solo guitar before transitioning into a drifting daze of afternoon reverie and subconscious meditation. Finally comes the album’s epic bookend, sixteen minute closer “Ecstatic Reign.” It features perhaps the album’s heaviest straight doom moments along with the return of Tide Turns Eternal featured guest voices McKenna Rae and Richard Poe. Tomb Mold drummer / throat Max Klebanoff also appears for a shattering back and forth vocal...

CD $12.00

11/11/2022 810079500680 

SPIN 167 CD 


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11/11/2022 810079500796 

SPIN 167 


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11/11/2022 810079500789 

SPIN 167 X 


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11/11/2022 810079500680 

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11/11/2022 810079500680 

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A Mother's Curse by Strychnos

Strychnos

A Mother's Curse
Dark Descent

Danish extreme metal veterans Strychnos reveal their long-awaited debut A Mother’s Curse on Colorado Springs’ Dark Descent Records... Formed in 1997 by Martin Leth Andersen (also of Undergang fame), Strychnos might just be the Danish underground’s best kept secret. A Mother’s Curse is the product of a craft perfected over twenty-five years of toil, a true celebration of extreme metal mastery that surpasses all genre limitations. “We are proud to finally present eight tracks of pitch-black death metal tragedy as it was always intended to be: dark, atmospheric, brutal, and tragic!” exclaims Andersen. The intricately sculpted compositions shift seamlessly between moods of terror, hope, and tragedy, building a momentous atmosphere rarely achieved in this day and age. Add to this the inventive riffing and bone-shattering vocals of the highest order and the result is A Mother’s Curse. The truly complete work is wrapped in stunning cover by the inimitable Daniel Corcuera: “The chilling motif is based on Danish sculptor Niels Hansen Jacobsen’s statue Death And The Mother from 1892, depicting a young woman in the moment of ultimate tragedy. Jacobsen was inspired by the ending of The Tale Of A Mother, a story written in 1847 by famous author Hans Christian Andersen: ‘And Death walked with her child into the unknown land.’ ”

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11/11/2022 733102724429 

DDR 274 CD 


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11/11/2022 733102724412 

DDR 274 


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11/11/2022 733102724429 

DDR 274 CD 


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11/11/2022 733102724429 

DDR 274 CD 


Collected Versus: The Complete TISM Singles by TISM

TISM

Collected Versus: The Complete TISM Singles
Seeland

In its twenty-year career, Australian band TISM became possibly the most notorious band in their country’s history, mixing the satire of Frank Zappa, the art-project long-game of the Residents, the songwriting chops and wit of Sparks, and the culture-jamming panache of Negativland. Now, forty years after forming and eighteen years after their last gig, an unsuspecting America can finally enjoy the pop-dance-satire band from Oz they never knew they were missing, as experimental music label Seeland Records proudly presents the TISM singles collection Collected Versus in a 2CD set that brings their greatest “hits” to U.S. audiences for the first time. TISM albums such as Great Truckin’ Songs Of The Renaissance, Hot Dogma, Machiavelli And The Four Seasons, and De Rigueurmortis became chart hits while the band wowed live audiences with a series of absurd performance art happenings that inspired equal parts head-banging and stage-diving, danger and glee, laughs and total confusion. Born of the early-1980s music scene of suburban Melbourne, the band was a hit onstage and on the pop charts, with the seven men of TISM remaining anonymous for decades. Performing in balaclavas and rocking stage names like Humphrey B. Flaubert, Jock Cheese, Eugene de la Hot Croix-Bun, and Ron Hitler-Barassi, their provocative live shows became the stuff of legend, as they blasted their fans with infectiously catchy guitar-laden electro-pop leavened with bottomless cynicism and dark laughs. Career highlights included appearing on a children’s TV show to promote their song “Saturday Night Palsy” and gradually increasing the size...

2XCD $16.00

11/11/2022 753762053820 

SEELAND 538 CD 


Under The Wheels Vol 5: Live From Pioneertown, Ca by Howlin Rain

Howlin Rain

Under The Wheels Vol 5: Live From Pioneertown, Ca
Silver Current

Coming in hot for the final show of the crazy year of 2021 and with an impressive new line up, Howlin Rain hit Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown California full of adrenalized confidence, deep grooves and their signature, expansive guitarmony-laden jams. Captured on multi-track, Live From Pioneertown is Howlin Rain’s highest fidelity live album since 2014’s Live Rain. This latest entry to the Under The Wheels live series showcases songs from The Dharma Wheel as well as two fan favorites from 2008’s Magnificent Fiend. Available in a vinyl one-time “handmade” edition of 500, all jackets screen-printed by Monolith Press and signed and numbered by Howlin Rain bandleader Ethan Miller, also available on CD and digital.

CD $12.00

11/11/2022 795154136520 

SC 51 CD 


2XLP $27.00

11/11/2022 795154136513 

SC 51 


As Heather Trost put together her new album Desert Flowers, she imagined herself sitting out on the mesa amidst the arid climate and sand. Even with such little water to survive, wildflowers bloom. This vision is an embellishment of Trost’s Albuquerque surroundings, an intersection of rural splendor and emptiness. She remains focused on those purple, yellow and orange flowers with faces beaming up to the sky, thriving on very little. “How does a flower grow in the desert?” she sings. Desert Flowers postulates the potential for new life. Using the messages from the unconscious during sleep, the record ultimately conceives a bridge to the world beyond one’s own. Written and recorded in her home studio, Trost began with harmonic frameworks, allowing the melodies to naturally take root. Introductory track “Frog And Toad Are Friends”—yes, named after the book—is like a surf song from a sci-fi movie. Trost sees it as a mindwipe, “a playful kind of romp to help shake off the cobwebs and get the bones moving.” The album ripens as it progresses, and “Sandcastles” best embodies the spirit of the record. Lush strings and bass are complimented by a slow guitar groove, as Trost soulfully fantasizes about Earth’s regeneration. “In time, the bullets and tanks, and all of humanity’s violent creations will melt back into mountains and the ocean,” she says. Integral to the record’s creation was Trost’s cohort in A Hawk & A Hacksaw and record label Living Music Duplication, Jeremy Barnes. “This album wouldn’t sound the...

CD $9.50

11/11/2022 600197017722 

BING 174 CD 


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11/11/2022 600197017715 

BING 174 


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11/11/2022 600197017722 

BING 174 CD 


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11/11/2022 600197017722 

BING 174 CD 


Advent of the Wretched by Impugner

Impugner

Advent of the Wretched
Sentient Ruin Laboratories

***Mysterious Norwegian death metal cult Impugner reissue their debut mini-album Advent of the Wretched worldwide (with new art and master) on CD via Sentient Ruin and on cassette tape via Caligari Records, after a limited self release tape had surfaced in Norway via the band back in 2021. "Advent of the Wretched" brings us back to the early and formative years of death metal when bands like Autopsy, Death, Pungent Stench, Nihilist, and Darkthrone in their Soulside Journey era were issuing their first works and laying the groundwork for what would become the perfect symbiosis between the gruesome morbidity and the executional excellence which has made death metal so loved and revered thereafter throughout the decades. In the same manner, and with a strong emphasis on traditionalism and timelessness, on this already iconic debut offering Impugner unfold a masterful slab of arcane-sounding death metal oozing with schizoid atmospheres, a putrid production quality and a demented prog-derived songwriting highly reminiscent of Morbus Chron, Obliteration, or of the founding masters mentioned above. The choice of using art for the work licensed from the Edvard Munch estate in Norway is just another sign of this band's insanely tasteful vision and of its deliberate approach in crafting the death metal art which favors a sense of timelessness, unpredictability and a strict adherence to its primordial strengths and vision of it being, and remaining, a timeless art of the absurd.

CD $14.00

11/04/2022  

SRUIN 202 CD 


Brown Acid - The Fifteenth Trip by V/a

V/a

Brown Acid - The Fifteenth Trip
Riding Easy

Lo and behold, Brown Acid - The Fifteenth Trip is here, and it’s another mind-melting dose of brilliant long-lost, rare, and unreleased hard rock, heavy psych, and proto-metal tracks from the ’60s -’70s. Riding Easy’s crate-digging mining expeditions, and growing network of the original artists keeps on giving with more and more incredible discoveries every time they go back for more. Like they’ve done throughout this series, all of these tracks were painstakingly licensed legitimately and the artists were paid. Make oneself comfortable and prepare for yet another deep, deep dive into the treasure trove of dank, subterranean, wild-eyed and hairy rock ’n’ roll of yesteryear. Some key examples include: As usual, this Trip opens strong, as “Take The Time” swaggers along with switchblade stabs of guitar twang and frantic drumming that sounds like Nick Cave’s ’80s post-punk barbarians The Birthday Party on this 1969 single from the mysterious Boston area band The Looking Glass. Negative Space toil in the dark web of The Seeds, and dwell in the mystic haze of working class suburbs in Camden, NJ circa 1970. Their angry, nasty guitar sounds and frustration-bogged frontman Rob Russen ensure that the aggro fueled “Forbidden Fruit”—in which he confesses his love for his sister-in-law—will hit one right in the face. Truth & Janey might be familiar from their 45-only “Midnight Horseman” single heard way back on the Sixth Trip, and / or their incredible 1976 album No Rest For The Wicked. Their super-driven soul leaning cover of “Under My...

CD $12.00

10/31/2022 603111755229 

EZRDR 139 CD 


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10/31/2022 603111755212 

EZRDR 139 LP 


Please Don’t Take Me Back by Martha

Martha

Please Don’t Take Me Back
Dirtnap

Durham indiepop-punks Martha return with their fourth album, and it might just be their best one yet. With their endlessly radiant hooks dialed up to the maximum setting, paired with another heart-rending and relatable lyric sheet that reflects on the universal scars of the pandemic years, Please Don’t Take Me Back is the work of a band in the form of their life. It’s also an instant classic—one that’s both smartly prescient and warmly addictive. Recorded at Nottingham’s JT Soar by “Bad” Phil Booth (The Cool Greenhouse, Rattle, Grey Hairs), Please Don’t Take Me Back is a timely collection of deliciously catchy pop songs about “resisting the feeling that the good days are behind us.” Two things set these songs apart: firstly, the sense of resolution the band provide by working through these fears to find what positivity they can—making this the go-to record for any ongoing existential crisis in 2022. Secondly, there’s the effortless brilliance which ensures every melody cements itself to the memory from the very first listen to the album closer. One will hear echoes of The Housemartins, The Weakerthans, Cheap Trick and Heavenly in their sound, but ultimately it sounds like Martha found a way to turn their strongest features all the way to eleven. What better way to process the aftermath of the past two years?

CD $9.50

10/28/2022 619793366417 

ZZZ 167 CD 


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10/28/2022 881970016716 

ZZZ 167 


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10/28/2022 619793366417 

ZZZ 167 CD 


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Blacklist is an atmospheric modern rock band whose music has been described as “anthemic” (The Guardian), “darkly erotic, strangely sensual” (The Village Voice) and “a much-needed anomaly in NYC’s music scene” (Other Music NYC). Starting out as the flagship band of artist Pieter Schoolwerth’s Wierd Records imprint, their trademark sound is dense and dark, incorporating elements of shoegaze and heavy metal with coldwave. The members often cite influences like My Bloody Valentine and Motörhead alongside bands like Comsat Angels, Killing Joke, and The Sound, while singer Joshua Strachan’s (Vaura) lyrics split the difference between the anthemic manifestos of Manic Street Preachers and Sisters of Mercy’s Vision Thing. Blacklist’s debut album, Midnight Of The Century—produced by Ed Buller (Suede, Pulp)—was released in 2009. The album’s main focus was a rejection of what Strachan described as a fear of looming new forms of fascism aided by the rise of various political and religious dogmas. After a long hiatus, the band returned in summer of 2020 with the “Disorder” single, inspired by the racial justice protests in the United States, and the b-Side “No Secret Islands,” which takes aim at the dystopian fantasies of tech billionaires. In April of 2022 “The Final Resistance” was announced as the lead single from their upcoming album Afterworld, due to be released in late autumn via Profound Lore Records. Post-punk.com called it a “captivating and dense explosion of coldwave and unfettered emotion,” and Brooklyn Vegan said it “picks up where the band left off with widescreen scope...

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10/28/2022 843563152041 

PFL 287 CD 


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10/28/2022 843563152034 

PFL 287 


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10/28/2022 843563152058 

PFL 287 CD 


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10/28/2022 843563152058 

PFL 287 CD 


Through Sheer Will And Black Magic… by Daeva

Daeva

Through Sheer Will And Black Magic…
20 Buck Spin

COLOR LP ON LIMITED BLOOD RED W/BLACK SPLATTER VINYL!!! Five years on from the wantonly indecent 20 Buck Spin-released debut EP Pulsing Dark Absorptions, Philadelphia’s Daeva rise like blistering flames from the hellish depths with the long-smoldering first album Through Sheer Will And Black Magic… A fiery maelstrom of early demonic black metal and jagged edge thrash convulsions forms the inherent basis of the album, where Daeva have perfected their art like gleaming, forged steel. Within this blueprint for madness guitarist Steve Jansson imposes a deliberate brandishing of death metal’s maggot-strewn corpse and a vigorously lethal dose of pure ’80s metal spirit and zeal. The journey through these scorched wastelands persistently guided by the venomously inventive acid-tongue of vocalist Edward Gonet. Song after song, riff after riff, the Arthur Rizk-produced Through Sheer Will And Black Magic is an insatiable and unstoppable whirlwind of unearthly pleasures and infernal butchery. Storming the gates of heaven with voracious exhilaration, Daeva inflict the ultimate triumph of hell upon the feeble sheep of the light.

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10/28/2022 810079500833 

SPIN 172 CD 


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10/28/2022 810079500826 

SPIN 172 


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10/28/2022 810079500819 

SPIN 172 X 


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10/14/2022 810079500833 

SPIN 172 CD 


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10/14/2022 810079500833 

SPIN 172 CD 


Labyrinthine by Nadja

Nadja

Labyrinthine
Broken Spine

Nadja’s latest full-length offering Labyrinthine, recorded during the pandemic and concurrently with their Southern Lord album Luminous Rot, finally sees a CD release on the band’s own label, Broken Spine. Labyrinthine explores themes of identity and loss, monstrosity and regret, extreme asceticism, the differences between labyrinths and mazes, taking inspiration from Haruki Murakami’s Killing Commendatore, Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Tombs Of Atuan, and Victor Pelevin’s reinterpretation of the story of the minotaur and Ariadne, The Helmet Of Horror. While this might be Nadja’s heaviest, doomiest album to date, it is unique in the band’s extensive catalogue as each track features a guest vocalist: Alan Dubin, legendary American vocalist from O.L.D., Khanate currently Gnaw; Rachel Davies, vocalist and bassist from the British band, Esben & The Witch; Lane Shi Otayanii, a Chinese multi-media artist and vocalist in Elizabeth Colour Wheel; and Dylan Walker, American vocalist from grindcore / noise band Full Of Hell. Nadja has released numerous albums on many different underground labels—Alien8 Recordings, Daymare Records, Robotic Empire, Hydrahead Records, Gizeh Records, and Important Records, to name a few. The duo has toured extensively around the world, including performances at such festivals as SXSW, FIMAV, Roadburn, Donaufest, Le Guess Who, Incubate, and Unsound, and has shared the stage with such artists as Earth, OM, Khanate, Tim Hecker, Ben Frost, and Godflesh.

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10/28/2022 733102727697 

BSP 014 CD 


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BSP 014 CD 


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Spiders In The Rain by Wand

Wand

Spiders In The Rain
Drag City

***Since 2014, Wand have made five albums (and an EP) in the studio and a living playing on the road. Business/pleasure: the two sides of their (multiverticed, decagon) coin, flipping in the strobe light of ongoing self actualization. And yet, by doing both at the same time—making a record of them playing live—they’ve now made their best one yet. How do you get Spiders In the Rain? Start by going all the way back to January 2020. Do you remember? Wand do. They’d been touring Laughing Matter for ten months. They’d done the coast, spanned the country, crossed the water twice, came back home and kept on going... driving, flying, occasionally floating (or maybe just thinking they were?), always on to the next town. They did all kinds of shows—clubs, ballrooms, festival gigs with no roof overhead—the songs expanding and contracting according to the dimensions of each day. Seventy-nine shows, and everything that was involved—the miles that ran beneath them, the different places and people everywhere, the music as it reathed, making everyone change every night—alchemized the band, and they drove deeper into their far horizon than they’d ever previously gone. The essential truth of the live vibe—that it’s always better when everybody’s here—was clear, so they booked a few shows more in Cali, from L.A. up to Marin. They brought along light and projections from The Mad Alchemist Liquid Light Show and Mike Kreibel and Zac Hernandez too, to tape everything—to get the big-deck energy out of performances in...

CD $13.75

10/28/2022 781484078524 

DC 785 CD 


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10/28/2022 781484078517 

DC 785 


Bluenothing by Worm

Worm

Bluenothing
20 Buck Spin

COLOR LP ON LIMITED CYAN / BONE GALAXY VINYL!!! After the massive breakthrough of Foreverglade in 2021, the Floridian swamp winds stir again as Worm conjures the nocturnal evocation of Bluenothing. A four track, twenty-six minute mini album, Bluenothing is an ominous nightside lament demonstrating where the always-evolving fog dwellers have been and the distant domains where they may yet venture. The A-side of Bluenothing features two tracks from the mythic Foreverglade sessions that remained encased in the phantom crypts but are no less masterly than the latter’s ultimate six tracks. Indeed, the title track “Bluenothing” was at one time to be the album closer on Foreverglade and all the crushing weight and mysterious allure that made that opus a new classic remains on these two tracks. Yet these tracks also have the added dimension of pure necromantic shred via new guitarist Wroth Septentrion (Atramentus, VoidCeremony, Chthe-ilist, Hulder live). The B-side reveals a different yet complimentary stylistic command, one alluded to in past incarnations and now fully actualized—that of the clandestine dimensions of black metal’s unfathomable darkness and shrouded mysteries. “Invoking The Dragonmoon” is a ritual gate opening into this obscure galaxy, while “Shadowside Kingdom” denotes the arrival to the remote twilight stronghold at the edge of blackness where Phantom Slaughter’s tyrannical celestial necromancy can flourish undisturbed by mortal disquiet and axe-wielder Nihilistic Manifesto crafts a thousand spires of darkly cascading melodies—simply one of the best symphonic black metal tracks since the styles late ’90s apex. And so with Bluenothing...

CD $12.00

10/28/2022 810079500710 

SPIN 166 CD 


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10/28/2022 810079500703 

SPIN 166 


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10/28/2022 810079500697 

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Scalping The Guru by Guided By Voices

Guided By Voices

Scalping The Guru
GBV Inc

Scalping The Guru is an archival Guided By Voices release, envisioned and sequenced by Robert Pollard as a cohesive album, featuring select tracks from four GBV EPs released in 1993-1994 by Domino, City Slang, Siltbreeze and Engine Records. These hard to find records are essential for fans of Vampire On Titus and Bee Thousand, with classics including “My Impression Now,” “Matter Eater Lad,” and “Big School.” They feature the line-up that includes Robert Pollard with Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, Kevin Fennell, Jim Pollard, Dan Toohey, Greg Demos, and Larry Keller. Recorded on four-track cassette by Tobin Sprout, with some songs lovingly fucked with by Mike Hummel.

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10/28/2022 733102727420 

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"My life: a slow clap progression, pace rising; to celebrate in the smallest finding - feels right to show admiration that grows," Mark Grundy begins on “Slow Clap”, the first track from Heaven For Real’s sophomore full-length Energy Bar. Formed in 2012, and consisting of songwriter twins Mark and J. Scott Grundy (Quaker Parents) and their frequent collaborators, drummer Nathan Doucet and synth player/percussionist Cher Hann, the Toronto by way of Halifax project has been taking time to shape the follow-up to their 2016 Mint debut, Kill Your Memory. Springboarding from their early 2022 EP, Sweet Rose Green Winter Desk Top Tell This Side Autumn Of The Fighter Hot In A Cool Way, they describe the project as a “living collaboration”, one that strives to compress life’s truths into a distorted reflection of all of its facets. It’s this that drives Energy Bar – a hyper, trash-compacted mosaic of the band ten years that’s simultaneously dreamlike and alive. Recording the album with Jonas Bonnetta at Port William Sound, H4R aimed to cultivate an electrically charged live energy, which they fuse with rich and playful compositions. Tracks like “Lately” and “Energy Bar” are defined by tireless, wired drums, around which are woven buoyant guitar lines, sounding at times like the weirder shades of bands like Meat Puppets, Prefab Sprout and even early Cate Le Bon. Included too are hints of The Feelies, Mdou Moctar, Built To Spill and Cast; Heaven For Real’s approach is an experimental one, yet one unafraid to...

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10/28/2022 773871019722 

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10/14/2022 773871019708 

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09/16/2022 773871019708 

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The self-titled full length debut of Los Angeles quintet Early Moods is a marriage of classic underground doom like Candlemass, Witchfinder General, Pentagram, Trouble and Saint Vitus, paired with traditional “big box” heavy metal melodies and song structure. These two contrasting aesthetics may seem incongruous, but the skilled musicianship of Early Moods—some of whom have played music together since their early teens—manages to find the perfect balance between grit and gloss. “From the beginning, the purpose for this band was to incorporate our love of traditional doom metal with a heavy metal approach,” guitarist Eddie Andrade says. “We wanted to show that heavy doom can be complemented with melodies and harmonies. Black Sabbath meets NWOBHM is what we aim for, really.” The band was founded in 2015 by Andrade and vocalist / keyboardist Alberto Alcaraz after a few years of playing in thrash and death metal projects before the two realized that the classic doom that they’d grown up with was what they really wanted to explore. Going through a few lineup changes while delving deeper into the diverging influences that were calling, Early Moods arrived at the sound and lineup that grew their fanbase locally. The band soon captured the attention of German label Dying Victim Productions, who released their debut EP, Spellbound in 2020. Early Moods is Oscar Hernandez on lead guitar, Chris Flores on drums, Elix Felciano on bass, Alcaraz on vocals / synth and Andrade on guitar. Early Moods was recorded at 7th Street Studios in...

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10/28/2022 195269185923 

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10/28/2022 603111755410 

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***With a band consisting of MATT KINSEY on guitars, EMMETT KELLY on bas and backing vocals, SARAH ANN PHILLIPS on B3, piano and backing vocals, and JIM WHITE on drums, BILL CALLAHAN continues his journey, tunneling underneath the weathered exterior of what seems to be and into the more nuanced life everything takes on in the dark. With Bill’s voice making the extraordinary leaps and bounds that measure the lives of the songs, the band follow him through passages that seem to invent themselves; other times playing with deeply soulful grooves and/or desperate intensity, as these moments come and go. There’s nothing they can’t do.

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10/14/2022 781484085928 

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02/24/2023 781484085911 

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10/14/2022 781484085942 

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Pumice returns with an exquisite experimental bathroom sink pop record in hand, dubbed Phylis. This time out the long-running Aotearoa band, currently a duo consisting of Stefan Neville and Jade Farley, fracture sore-thumbed folk songs into crumpled bricks with riffs written on the toilet. Wonky South Pacific skiffle careens into heady organ dirges followed by galloping blurts of afterlife feedback. As ever, texture and accidents rub up against melodies, rhythms are not strict and words are grubby. But with Phylis, the restless band tenders its most exuberant, straightforward and enjoyable pop record yet. Recorded at Neville’s Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland studio in 2021, Neville and Farley have returned to the simple and joyful instincts of the earliest Pumice recordings. Nylon strings, drums with the feet, the empty and the absurd. Impossible to think of something analogous to the cosmic comforts on offer here, Phylis once more presents songs that could only come from the world of Pumice.

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10/14/2022 733102728120 

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10/28/2022  

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10/14/2022 733102728120 

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Four years after their latest offering, the Sulphur Soul EP, Montreal, Quebec’s Gevurah strikes back with its most intense and scalding release yet entitled Gehinnom. Somber and vicious black metal, yet authentic and efficient in its delivery, Gehinnom is a journey through the physical and metaphysical desert, the realm of death and transformation. From the pits of Gehinnom, Gevurah tread deeper into the abyss towards the final resurrection, with eyes opened and spirit liberated. Each track represents a step in this process of negating the flesh, linking microcosm with macrocosm and deepening the fall of Man.

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10/14/2022 843563156483 

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10/14/2022 795154136698 

PFL 279 


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***THE RESIDENTS, NELS CLINE (WILCO), JOSH FREESE (NINE INCH NAILS, A PERFECT CIRCLE, DEVO), RINI RAGHAVAN and IVA BITTOVA are just a few of the artists performing on the first collaborative album, Psychic, from composer and producer DREN MCDONALD's polyheDren project. McDonald spent the 90s running Vaccination Records Co. while playing in a few San Francisco Bay Area Bands. He eventually wound up writing music for film, TV and many video games including Counterstrike Global Offensive, Ghost Recon Commander and Cooking Dash. He released The String Arcade, a collection of video game music arranged for string quartet in 2014, and his music an also be heard in the Facebook Sound Collection used my millions of video creators every month. This new full-length is a shared musical vision that lies somewhere between funk, electronic, post-rock and world music with each guest artist revealing an unexpected performance to each track. 100% of the revenue to benefit the Bay Area Music Project, an after school music education, non-profit that bring music lessons to children who otherwise couldn't afford it. CDs in six-panl digipaks with coaster and other goodies. LPs pressed on random splatter vinyl in an edition of 200 copies.

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10/14/2022  

BAMP 01 CD 


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10/14/2022  

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***Industrial black metal/noise/grind nightmare Vessel of Iniquity is back with its third official full-length album, a rogue abomination set to blow yet another smoldering wound into the fabric of consciousness via unconceivable deconstructions of reality and through a deviant approach to music creation aimed at harnessing absolute terror and mimicking the final stages of sanity. Introducing eight-string guitars for the first time ever, on The Path Unseen sole mastermind A. White has made a stylistic and sonic shift aimed at rendering his beast an even more lethal and oppressive force than ever before. The switch to eight strings has given the project abyss-like traits, as a death-bearing payload of low end frequencies and bottom end crush-depth of near-inescapable traits is added into the mix rendering the project essentially irreversibly damaging. The unrelenting outreach and research for the most weaponized and exaggerated forms of aural annihilation conceivable are now ever so evident in the project as Vessel of Iniquity morphs once again, release after release, seeking new ways to dissolve reality and suck the life out of its surroundings with black hole-like constructs of inescapable and all-devouring terror, which also showcase with unmistakeable evidence the fiercely experimental and constantly evolving nature of the project. Aside from the outlandish experiments in inconceivable fretwork annihilation, the catastrophic work is completed by its staple assault of carpet bombing drum machines, tectonic noise constructs and monstrous industrial abstractions that all play their unforgiving role in assembling this obliterating sonic nightmare of the underground which is...

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10/07/2022  

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10/07/2022  

SRUIN 167 


Everything's Beautiful Now by Petrified Max

Petrified Max

Everything's Beautiful Now
Poison Summer

***Petrified Max are back with their third album in as many years, a diverse collection of twelve original tunes entitled Everything’s Beautiful Now. PMaxers Vitus Mataré (vocals, guitar, keyboards), John Rosewall (guitar, bass, vocals), and former Lou Reed sideman Danny Frankel (drums, percussion) have once again mined their varied influences ranging from garage-rock and punk, to post-punk and even jazz. Former members of L.A.’s seminal bands The Last and Trotsky Icepick, songwriters Mataré and Rosewall simultaneously draw on and transcend those roots in this new exploration of sounds. The offerings range from straight-ahead rockers like “Dry Dry Land” and the nostalgic “Starwood Nights,” to Rosewall’s moody ballads “Rise” and “Long Way Around,” alongside Mataré’s unclassifiable masterpieces “The Cup Has Run Over” and “Song for E.B.” Fans of Big Star, Guided by Voices, Television, and Yo La Tengo will find much to enjoy.

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10/07/2022  

PSCD 2204 CD 


Theothanatology by Acephalix

Acephalix

Theothanatology
20 Buck Spin

***ON LIMITED ULTRA CLEAR WITH OXBLOOD TINT VINYL!!! Acephalix wakes from five years in morbid repose with a new offering upon the glistening altar of flesh, a devastatingly tormented study on Theothanatology, the idea or belief that God is dead. Within this cerebrum shattering inquiry lies, as always, a primal spewing forth of vicious death metal malignity and bomb-raid hardcore dispersions. Across a decade and a half lifespan, the evolution of Acephalix into the bludgeoning instrument of discord and dead faith displayed on Theothanatology has never felt so urgent. The crumbling siege-like mentality of modern life leaves no doubt God has left the building and Acephalix adeptly soundtrack the contradictions, atrocity and inner turmoil of such massive loss and decay. From the opening title track to closer “Atheonomist,” Acephalix is razor-focused on its greatest strengths, commanding the unambiguous sonic pulverizing of a bulldozer over the decimated skull pile of a once thriving civilization. Simultaneously more musically complex and savagely barbaric, Theothanatology heralds a collapse already in motion.

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09/30/2022 810079500741 

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One of the few relatively unmined veins of extreme metal, technical death / thrash—the style pioneered by the likes of Atheist and Sadus—is a demanding art, for both the band and the listener. Fortunately for both, Italian death thrashers Miscreance have very sure hands. On their debut full-length, Convergence, a dizzying array of influences and ideas come together to make a feast for fans of the genre. Riffs twist and contort, lead parts spiral off like celestial bodies in orbit, and even the overall song structures are intricate beasts. Everything Miscreance touches is a twist or three off from the predictable and repetitive approach of much latter-day thrash and death. Convergence, in short, is the kind of album that purists will salivate over: in love with and mindful of the halcyon days of the genre, but insistent on surprising the listener rather than just delivering the basics again. Unspeakable Axe Records is very pleased to conspire to bring out this release, in advance of a European tour in 2023 with like-minded labelmates Ripper (Chile).

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09/30/2022 616422144224 

UAR 074 


Swiss thrashers Algebra have become one of the most reliable machines in metaldom over the course of their fourteen years of existence. Like the famous Swiss watches, their music is clockwork-precise. Several overlapping schools of classic thrash coexist in their songs, with the heaviness and directness of the classic Bay Area bands somehow not crowding out the weirder, progressive flourishes of countrymates Coroner or even modern, post-1992 extreme metal influences, à la latter-day Megadeth, perhaps. It all comes together into a pummelling, yet controlled, behemoth of a band without visible seams on its stainless steel outer shell. Their release schedule has been almost as reliable as their riffwork, with prior full-length albums Polymorph in 2012, Feed The Ego in 2014, and Pulse? in 2019. The latter two were their first outings for Unspeakable Axe Records, who is now proud to unleash their fourth album. Titled Chiroptera—with a suitably spooky bat painted on its cover, courtesy of the talented Adam Burke—this may be Algebra’s most advanced offering yet, without departing too greatly from the style they have been refining up ’til now.

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09/30/2022 616422144323 

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***Extended guitar hero Oren Ambarchi returns with Shebang, the latest in the series of intricately detailed long-form rhythmic workouts that includes Quixotism (2014) and Hubris (2016). Like those records, Shebang features an international all-star cast of musical luminaries, their contributions recorded individually in locations from Sweden to Japan yet threaded together so convincingly (by Ambarchi in collaboration with Konrad Sprenger) that it’s hard to believe they weren’t breathing the same studio air. Picking up from the staccato guitar patterns that ran through Hubris, Shebang’s single 35-minute track begins with a precisely interwoven lattice of chiming guitar figures, expanding Hubris’ monolithic pulse into a joyous, hyper-rhythmic melodicism that calls up points of reference as disparate as Albert Marcoeur, early Pat Metheny Group, and Henry Kaiser’s It’s A Wonderful Life. Building from isolated single notes into densely layered polyrhythms, the muted guitar tones are joined by subtle touches of shimmering Leslie cabinet tones and guitar synth. Simmering down and funneling into a single note, the guitar stew is soon thickened by Joe Talia’s propulsive ride cymbal, which blossoms into a beautifully flowing yet rigorously snapped-to fusion funk, whose ever-shifting details skitter across the kit. An unexpected entry of guttural bass clarinet licks from Sam Dunscombe begins the series of instrumental features that pepper the remainder of the piece. Soon we hear from the legendary British pedal steel player B.J. Cole, whose languorous yet uneasy lines float in and out of a shifting rhythmic foundation supported by a single note bass groove, cut...

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09/30/2022 781484085324 

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09/30/2022 781484085348 

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Recordings Of Failing Light by Barreca, Marc

Barreca, Marc

Recordings Of Failing Light
Palace Of Lights

Marc Barreca’s Recordings Of Failing Light explores the subatomic matter of ordinary instrument sounds. Pianos, glass percussion, guitars, and feedback are atomized through sampling and granular processing in search of the audio equivalent of a negative image. In the end, these granular elements became the beds and pads for elaborate extrapolations of deconstructed melodic, rhythmic, patterned, and forward-looking sound—and with the addition of analog sequencer and arpeggiator based textures, some tracks reach back to Barreca’s days with Young Scientist. Perhaps as an acknowledgment of the aesthetic guiding Jon Hassell’s Seeing Through Sound, Barreca’s work here finds its origin in images. The gradations and modulation of light and dark in radiographs, rayograms, negatives, old black and white and sepia-tone photos all impart and inform a shaping influence to the waveforms and amplitudes of sound found in these twenty pieces. Heavily layered, simultaneously dense and expansive, Recordings Of Failing Light is the result of experiments conducted in a sonic version of the Hadron Collider. Marc Barreca has been creating and performing electronic music since the mid-1970s. Recordings Of Failing Light is his eleventh solo album for PoL. His 1980 album, Twilight, reissued on vinyl in 2018, was one of the earliest releases on PoL. The Empty Bridge is his tenth solo album for the label. Recent releases include From The Gray And The Green (2019), Shadow Aesthetics (2018), and four collaborations with K. Leimer and two with Three Point Circle. Reissues include work on the acclaimed VOD box set American Cassette Culture,...

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09/30/2022 700261490960 

POL052022 


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Searching In Grenoble: The 1978 Solo Piano Concert by Waldron, Mal

Waldron, Mal

Searching In Grenoble: The 1978 Solo Piano Concert
Tompkins Square

***Searching In Grenoble: The 1978 Solo Piano Concert is a previously unissued recording of jazz icon MAL WALDRON's mesmerizing performance at the Five Days of Jazz series in Grenoble, France on March 23, 1978. Waldron was Billie Holiday’s final accompanist, played on classic sessions with John Coltrane, Charles Mingus and Jackie McLean among others, and recorded dozens of solo albums as a leader before his passing in 2002. Originally produced by the legendary ANDRE FRANCIS and transferred from the original Radio France tapes, this is the first official release of this music in cooperation with the Mal Waldron Estate and Ina (The Institut national de l'audiovisuel). The beautifully designed, deluxe 2-CD set includes photos by K. ABE, BRIAN MCMILLEN and RAYMOND ROSS; an extensive 24-page booklet with a heartfelt statement by Mal's daughter MALA WALDRON, plus essays by producer/"Jazz Detective" ZEV FELDMAN, journalist ADAM SHATZ and Ina's PASCAL ROZAT; and interviews with modern jazz piano luminaries RAN BLAKE and MATTHEW SHIPP. Searching In Grenoble features classic Waldron originals such as "Soul Eyes" and "All Alone," and jazz standards "You Don't Know What Love Is," "It Could Happen to You" and "I Thought About You.”

2XCD $23.95

09/23/2022 856225005906 

TSQ 5906 CD 


Fallen Angel Of Doom by Blasphemy

Blasphemy

Fallen Angel Of Doom
Nuclear War Now

***“At last the most bestial and sadistic black metal record ever created has been resurrected from the grave where it has been resting for the last 17 years. This album has wrought destruction and mayhem on all who have been subjected to it since its original release in 1990. Over five years in the making, this re-issue is intended to honor the legacy of the legendary black metal skinheads, Blasphemy, and their magnum opus Fallen Angel of Doom. In addition to paying ultimate tribute to Blasphemy, NWN! hopes to provide the definitive version of this album and allow metal fanatics all over the world the opportunity to bow their heads once more at the altar of the Ross Bay Cult.”

MC $11.00

06/11/2021  

ANTI-GOTH 69 MC 


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09/23/2022  

ANTI-GOTH 69 CD 


If life is about how we react to what is thrown at us, Sana Nagano chose wisely in the summer of 2020. After nearly half a year of anguished isolation, the violinist made an album of honest, graceful free improvisations with two of her mentors. Anime Mundi, out October 28th on 577 Records, pairs her with pianist/vibraphonist Karl Berger and drummer Billy Martin, veteran players at home in the unknown. And though recorded during the stressful first year of Covid, there is joy and curiosity in the music. It’s just mixed in with sorrow.Sana Nagano - Violin/fx Karl Berger - Piano/vibraphone Billy Martin - Drums/percussion

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09/23/2022 755491243411 

5919 CD 


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09/23/2022  

5919 


***After three highly praised 7-inch EPs, RIGOROUS INSTITUTION rises from the shadowy dripping streets of Portland, OR to deliver us their first full length album. Full of scathing vocals with smart, bleak lyrics (that border on poetry at times), axe grinding riffs, driving, dirty bass lines, hypnotic percussion, atmospheric synthesizer and a sense of droning paranoia scattered throughout its entirety. Yes, this is what one could call crust, but it feels too easy to use that word. These weirdos veer into seldom ventured territories that go from ripping to horrific soundscapes that make one's skin crawl as much as their fists pump. Picture John Carpenter joining forces with Amebix in 1982 and it will give you an idea of what this epic 12” will bring. This might just be the perfect soundtrack for the current state of the world.

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09/23/2022  

SRUIN 200 CD 


***The recording of this legendary concert has been remastered for vinyl edition and augmented with 27 minutes of previously unreleased material. Daniel Carter, William Parker, and Federico Ughi have been playing together since 2005, the year in which they recorded their first album The Dream. The band has performed regularly in the US and Europe ever since, gaining considerable success, with a 2010 European tour throughout Portugal, Spain, and Italy that resulted in the live album Navajo Sunrise (2012). In 2015 the trio started to rehearse with multi-instrumentalist Watson Jennison (Toronto, CA). As a quartet, the band toured the US and Canada in 2015 for concerts in Erie PA, Pittsburgh PA, Detroit MI, Toronto, and Rochester NY.

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09/23/2022  

5797 CD 


Stepping Out Vol.1 by Playfield

Playfield

Stepping Out Vol.1
577 Records

***Playfield has never played inside. Daniel Carter, a multi-instrumentalist and the founder of 577 Records, has always pushed to make sound more real, relying on outdoor performance and New York City’s auditory ambience, to orchestrate his pieces. This practice, which is fundamentally improvisational and experimental, opens any final recording to the unpredictable nature of strangers’ sound and offers a rich texture of a moment in time. Importantly for the artists, this practice draws on the energy of one’s external environment: conversations, car horns, bird songs and far away, even other music. That changed with Stepping Out, Vol. 1, the group’s first recording in the comparatively sterile environment of a studio. Alongside Carter, Luisa Muhr (Voice), Ayumi Ishito (Tenor Sax and Electronics), Eric Plaks (Piano and Rhodes), Aron Namenwirth (Guitar and Electronics), Yutaka Takahashi (Guitar and Electronics), Zachary Swanson (Bass), Jon Panikkar (Drums) packed into a Brooklyn recording studio. As the environment shrank from open streets to an enclosed room, the artists were compelled to make field recordings of cicadas or ice-cream trucks, and include heavy new effects to transition between improvisations. Producers Jon Rosenberg and Aron Namenwirth borrowed mixing techniques from the pop and cinema world to bring jazz into the 21st century without resorting to hip-hop beats or a famous feature singer. The result is creative, expansive and intently real.

CD $13.75

09/23/2022  

5849 CD 


Punch Drunk by More Kicks

More Kicks

Punch Drunk
Dirtnap

Punch Drunk is the second album from London-based trio More Kicks. The band’s self-titled debut album was a concise and ragged lesson in pop songwriting dripping in melody, cynicism and energy—Punch Drunk marks a new era for the band. Heavier, more expansive, more twists and turns. It veers from sparkling harmonies to fearsome riffing in the blink of eye, with never a second wasted. As with the first record, it was recorded live on to 2-inch tape. It’s bottled lightning and the sound of a band firing on all cylinders. James Sullivan aka Sulli (vox / guitar), Kris Hood (drums),and Paolo Mantovani (bass / vox) have cooked up a rare alchemy. The result: a More Kicks song can touch on classic ’60s garage, ’70s NYC rock and roll, jagged ’90s guitar pop—all wrapped in a razor sharp bundle. A glance backwards and a decisive step forwards. “When the world collapsed in 2020, I realised more than ever how much I rely on music and More Kicks,” says Sulli. “This album became a total obsession and a lifeline. Stuck in one place, the songs all came from heartbreak, frustration, anger, hope. It feels like a unique set of circumstances that produced this record and I’m really proud of what we’ve done.”

CD $9.50

09/16/2022 3481575559006 

ZZZ 168 CD 


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09/16/2022 3481575559013 

ZZZ 168 


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