…..news letter #519 – prog actually is a four letter word…..

howdy all,

well, it may be january, but there are still some cool new things in for your listening pleasure, and we are slowly starting to see some much needed restocks as well. also, to make up the difference, we bought a few used records this week to keep you busy. if you trust the weather man, it’s supposed to get much colder next week, so stop in before you’re afraid to leave the house…

…..pick of the week…..

*bruce haack & miss nelson – the way-out record for children – mississippi – lp
– “recorded in 1968, a true psychedelic masterpiece for the kids. ms. nelson (a child educator) and bruce haack (an early electronic music pioneer) designed this record to open the minds and hearts of children to deeper levels of insight and culture. not condescending in the least and with a childlike sense of wonder, bruce and ms. nelson lay into some heavy songs about everything from robots to indian mysticism to motorcycle riding fantasies. it’s all in here. the music is all generated by bruces’ homemade electronic instruments which churn out proto hip hop beats and straight up avante garde moments left and right. the kids in ms. nelson’s community chime in with their voices here and there and the record ends with a haunting existential twist that’ll leave you screamin’ for more. a great record for children and adults of all ages.”

*bruce haack & miss nelson – electronic record for children – mississippi – lp

– “recorded in 1969 , early electronic music pioneer bruce haack and child educator ms. nelson go bravely and deeply into psychedelic music compositions designed to open the minds and hearts of the young. truly far out electronic music that evokes a space age alternate universe. bruce and ms. nelson are joined by pianist praxietellis pandit and their relaxed sounding friend chris to bring you songs about everything from ancient folk tales to outerspace to what the world sounds like when you listen with your inner self. real great stuff, not for the faint of heart. avante garde music by and for the people.”

…..new arrivals…..

a winged victory for the sullen – s/t – kranky – lp
– “a winged victory for the sullen is the first installment of the new collaboration between stars of the lid member adam wiltzie and composer dustin o’halloran. seven landscapes of harmonic replicating ingemination. wiltzie says ‘after almost 20 years of struggling to create interesting ambient drone music, i feel like i have finally figured out what i am doing.’
big pink – future this – 4ad – lp
– bright and early in 2012, the big pink return with their sophomore offering. pressed on pink vinyl for the initial run.
byetone – symeta – raster noton – lp
– now available on vinyl! the fourth album from raster co-founder olaf bender. “while bender’s production style encroaches on techno at times, it never gets bogged down with the structural conventions of any specific genre, instead only barely fraternizing with the idea of dancefloor-based music.” –boomkat
juan manuel cidron – patagon – geometrik – lp
– a hidden gem for fans of the space sounds of the german electronic pioneers of the ’70s — an album from prominent spanish synth-player juan manuel cidrón. for fans of tangerine dream, klaus schulze, ash ra tempel, etc. exclusive use of analog electronic instruments, including a long list of classic synthesizers and sequencers.
mikal cronin – s/t – trouble in mind – lp
– mikal cronin steps momentarily away from the rhythm section of the moonhearts with his debut solo release. ty segall plays drums on a few tracks and helped record this platter, which also features guest spots from ty as well as john dwyer (thee oh sees). mikal’s debut is full of personal & universal themes, taking such influences as late ‘60s del shannon and the everley bros, a more punk harry nilsson or curt boettcher, balancing sweet melodies and chords with chunky, psychedelic guitar freakouts, filtering them through his own mutant california fuzz.
cut hands – afro noise vol 1 – dirter – lp
cut hands – afro noise vol 2 – dirter – lp

– limited vinyl edition with bonus tracks. a bludgeoning mix of machine and vaudou/central african percussion plus other acoustic instruments combine to create one of the most physically intense musical experiences ever. since 2007’s whitehouse album racket, and after his original afro noise mix became one of the most downloaded experimental mixes ever made, william bennett’s remarkable cut hands album has seen four long years of meticulously obsessive studio work in the making, notably deploying his special collection of congolese and ghanaian percussion instruments. all songs written and produced by william bennett; mastering and remastering by denis blackham.
darkside – s/t – s/t – 10″
– dave harrington and nicolas jaar are darkside. “…from dreamy electronic music inflected with impressionist piano, gently digitized french singing, lobby-jazz, and cave sounds to the terse, rugged dub-funk of darkside, all while still sounding totally jaar: nocturnal, cerebral, sensuous, paradoxical, and intuitive.”
deerhoof – reveille – polyvinyl – lp
       – reissed on vinyl!!! the third full-length from out-of-bounds pop specialists. sixteen tracks that run their usual gamut of sounds, emotions, and dynamics. pressed on 180-gram light blue vinyl.
fruit bats – echolocation – jealous butcher – lp
– first time ever on vinyl!!! recorded in chicago in 2001, echolocation is the first fruit bats (sub pop) in a long string of amazing and varied records made by leader eric johnson. this is the starting point—with backing from many of the members of califone, johnson made a lush & understated record that has stood the test of the 10 years it’s been around..
guided by voices – let’s go eat the factory – gbv – lp/cd
– after a fifteen-year hiatus, the “classic lineup” of gbv (robert pollard, tobin sprout, mitch mitchell, greg demos and kevin fennell) finishes off its year-long reunion tour by releasing an album of 21 new songs, deliberately choosing to return to what bandleader pollard calls the “semi-collegial” approach of iconic gbv albums like bee thousand and alien lanes.
jacaszek – glimmer – ghostly – lp
– for the past decade or so, polish musician jacaszek has been exploring a new, resolutely modern chapter in eastern europeʼs long, storied love affair with classical music. his creations are painstakingly crafted collages of electronic textures and baroque instrumentation, harpsichords being swarmed by woolly static one minute and pulled apart by billowing wind the next.
junior kimbough – you better run – fat possum – lp
– a career-spanning collection of tracks from one of the most influential and original blues musicians in the past fifty years, junior kimbrough. hailed by as a primal force in american music, junior never reached the mass audience that he deserved while alive, but his music endures and continues to be discovered by music fans from all walks of life.
pierced arrows – straight to the heart – tombstone – lp
        – the first lp by pierced arrows. after the disbanding of dead moon, fred & toody cole wasted no time and formed this band with local well loved punk for life kelly halliburton. a mix of heavy rock, psychedelic classic rock & blues. described as “the thinking mans ac/dc”. maybe so. music too tough to die—for real.
sean nicholas savage – flamingo – arbutus – cs
        – the latest cassette from edmonton expat superstar sean nicholas savage, something of a throwback to his earlier folk records. “from the shangri-la of the valley of song, a classic yet current piece in the folk vein, sean nicholas savage casts down his final work in a three release year (won ton jaz, trippple midnight karma). flamingo plays at his calmest and most confident tempo; classic titles from a young singer-songwriter, driven to maturity by over experience. on the cassette, the old soul sings and dances (eyes closed) from his fatigued mind to yours.”

…..used goodies……

art ensemble of chicago – nice guys – ecm – lp
art ensemble of chicago – with fontella bass – prestige – lp
beethoven – bicentennial collection – deutsche grammophon – 17 x 5lp boxsets + book
john cale/terry riley – church of anthrax – columbia – lp
crosby, stills, nash, and young – so far – atlantic – lp
deep purple – purple passages – warner – lp
bob dylan – dylan – columbia – lp
bob dylan – greatest hits I – columbia – lp (w/poster)
bob dylan – greatest hits II – columbia – 2lp
bob dylan – nashville skyline – columbia – lp
roberta flack – first take – atlantic – lp
marvin gaye – anthology – motown – 3lp
grateful dead – skeletons from the closet – warner – lp
franciose hardy – comment te dire adieu – reprise – lp
isaac hayes – black moses – enterprise – 2lp
isaac hayes – hot buttered soul – enterprise – lp
jean-michel jarre – equinoxe – polydor – lp
jean-michel jarre – oxygene – polydor – lp
jean-michel jarre – magnetic fields – polydor – lp
jean-michel jarre – the concerts in china – polydor – 2lp
jean-michel jarre – zoolook – polydor – lp
jefferson airplane – the worst of – victor – lp
kris kristofferson – silver tongued devil & i – monument – lp
led zeppelin – III – atlantic – lp
pink floyd – ummagumma – harvest – 2lp
rolling stones – flowers – london – lp
rolling stones – hot rocks – london – 2lp
simon & garfunkel – sounds of silence – columbia – lp
sly and the family stone – greatest hits – epic – lp
tortoise – tnt – thrill jockey – 2lp
stevie wonder – innervisions – tamla – lp
stevie wonder – talking book – tamla – lp
yardbirds – live – epic – lp


ali ag amoumine – takamba – mississippi – lp
art zoyd – symph pour le – sub rosa – lp
roberto cacciapaglia – sonanze – wah wah – lp
*cosmic jokers – s/t – klimt – lp
dirty beaches – badlands – zoo – lp
dream syndicate – days of wine & roses – 4 men with beards – lp
charlie feathers – wild side – norton – lp
charlie feathers – honky tonk – norton – lp
florence and the machine – lungs – island – lp
florence and the machine – ceremonials – island – lp
fugazi – the argument – dischord – lp
fugazi – repeater – dischord – lp
genius/gza – liquid swords – get on down – lp
*george-edwards group – archive – drag city – lp
*steve hauschildt – tragedy & geometry – kranky – lp
*hot snakes – automatic midnight – swami – lp
*index – black & red – lion – 2cd
lcd soundsystem – this is happening – dfa – lp
*les rallizes denudes – great white wonder – phoenix – 5lp
*les rallizes denudes – heavier than a death in the family – phoenix – 2lp
louvin brothers – satan is real – light in the attic – lp
mammatus – s/t – holy mountain – lp
mammatus – coast explodes – holy mountain – lp
metallica – ride the lightning – elektra – lp
mf doom – mm… food – rhymesayers – lp
morphine – cure for pain – modern classics – lp
mr. bungle – california – plain – lp
nico – desertshore – 4 men with beards – lp
nico – chelsea girl – 4 men with beards – lp
*om – conference of birds – holy mountain – lp
*outsiders – cq – jackpot – lp
ty segall – lemons – goner – lp
ty segall – singles – goner – lp
sonic youth – anagrama – syr – lp
*sonic youth – goo – goofin’ – 4lp
sonic youth – murray street – goofin’ – lp
sonic youth – s/t – goofin’ – lp
sonic youth – simon werner.. – syr – lp
spacemen 3 – perfect prescription – fire – lp
*sun city girls – 300,003 crossdressers from the rig veda – get back – 3lp
*taj mahal travellers – july 15, 1972 – klimt – lp
tycho – dive – ghostly – lp
tom waits – real gone – anti – lp
muddy waters – after the rain – get on down – lp
weakerthans – fallow – anti – lp
wilco – the whole love – anti – cd
*wipers – is this real? – jackpot – lp
wire – 154 – 4 men with beards – lp
*wire – pink flag – 4 men with beards – lp
*various – bollywood bloodbath – finders keepers – cd
various – killed by death 5 – kbd – lp
various – local customs: downriver … – numero – 2lp
*various – titan! it’s all pop – numero – 4lp

thanks for reading…..

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