Well, things are slowly getting back to normal around here. Not quite as many boxes to open up this week. That said, lots of great new stuff in this week and a long awaited restock on the brilliant Native North America box set. RSD stuff is still slowly trickling in and restocks are becoming available on some of the better titles too! Hopefully your bank card has recovered and you can come buy some wax!
…..pick of the week…..
Gnod: Infinity Machines (Rocket) 3LP
Salford, England-based Gnod’s Infinity Machines explores a unique vision informed by experimental élan and metaphysical intensity. In an era in which the word “psychedelic” too often tends to signify a reductive and retrograde rag-bag of second-hand shapes, it was in Gnod’s nature to venture forth in search of new and expanded sonic terrain. At first, this led them to pursue a purely electronic sound in the live arena, yet as they knuckled down to chronicle this expansion and experimentation for posterity, it became clear that a mixture of live instrumentation and binary audial research would be the path that would prove most fruitful. Thus began the process that would ultimately produce these recordings, and a far-reaching mission that would result in uncanny crepuscular atmosphere locking horns with sinister electronic intensity. Infinity Machines traverses between and beyond a variety of different headspaces, from the bleak to the beatific; yet, while touching on nocturnal jazz, soothing yet unsettling ambience, menacing aggro-industrial battery, and opiated bliss-out alike, it’s shot through with an undercurrent of fiery countercultural zeal and small-hours revelation, as if the hive-mind of their home collective had manifested itself on disc. Tracks were put together from an initial blank canvas, and as the band themselves emphasize, “We got pretty tactical in the approach. We have certainly noticed that the emphasis has shifted from full on ‘throw everything at it’ Gnod vibes to a more stripped spacious sound which was not fully intentional but more of a natural progression.”
File Under: Electronic, Future Jazz, Experimental, Rock
Kamuran Akkor: s/t (Pharaway Sound) LP
Turkey’s musical history is littered with bottled blondes who put on a lot of eyeliner, made a few singles, and disappeared. And since the mid-1970s, those twin queens Ajda Pekkan and Sezen Aksu have maintained a semi-rivalry while bulldozing their way over pop charts and sales counters. Piles of Turkish psych and folk reissues have begun to hit the west, and yet how many have given the luscious ladies of Anatolia their due? So go beyond Selda, and get your gal power on. It’s time to steam up your windows with this foxy arabesque singer who’s a real-life Stevie Nicks next door. Waka waka funk rhythm guitar, sweet little organs, pumping bass, winging and buzzy synths, electric baglama, syrupy disco strings, and Kâmuran Akkor’s little swallowed yodels… It’s all here, collected singles released by İstanbul Plak between 1971 and 1975. Whether she’s covering European hits with retrofitted Turkish lyrics or ghost-voicing a musical scene in a high-profile movie, Akkor often sings like outbursts of tears or frenzy are just beyond her words. And seeing how she always played second fiddle to her classier, more famous sister Gönül, maybe Kâmuran just felt like a little drama was in order. You might have caught a couple of scant cuts on compilations like Turkish Freakout 2 (2011) or İstanbul 70 (2011), but there’s way more to discover, and now you can.
File Under: Turkish, Psych, Funk, Disco, Fuzz
Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color (ATO) LP
“Sophomore LP from Alabama Shakes is breakout effort of 2015: Brittany Howard and co. transcend revivalist soul label with powerhouse record steeped in rock, blues, and psychedelia.” Resisting any notion of a sophomore slump, and putting to bed the “revivalist soul” label, Alabama Shakes return with a humdinger. Replete with moody vibes, intricate textures, atmospheric grooves, and confident playing, Sound & Color encompasses blues, psychedelia, R&B, and garage rock while ceding the floor to powerhouse singer Brittany Howard. To say the band has arrived would be a colossal understatement. “We took our time to write this record, and I’m really glad we did,” explains Howard. “This record is full of genre-bending songs – it’s even harder now when people ask, ‘What kind of band are you?’ I have no clue.” With Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes prove that the response to Boys & Girls was no fluke. Expanding on the soulful blues-rock base that made their name, they defy predictable expectations and map an exciting, surprising, and innovative new direction. The album’s twelve songs reveal a band honed by years on the road, and drawing from a wide range of influences. “These songs are not simple,” says Howard. “They’re intricate, like a spider web or a tapestry. Our drummer, Steve, has put in a lot of work, gotten so much better – we all have.” Indeed, press surrounding the quartet’s first shows from the tour (staged more than a month before the record’s release) has taken note of the phenomenal creative growth and evolution. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed: “Energetic front woman/guitarist Brittany Howard remains Alabama Shakes’ guiding force. A lightning bolt of a singer that can move from whisper-quiet delicacy to rafter-rattling belting within one line, she conveyed a broader scope of emotion and more formidable vocal range than in years past.” “Everybody has really advanced on their instruments,” says guitarist Heath Fogg. “Brittany’s vocals have gotten so much stronger, she’s able to do more things than she even knew she could.” “I feel like I’m capable of anything,” the singer responds. “It took a lot of patience to make this record, and to communicate so well with each other. I know now we’re the kind of band that can do that.”
File Under: Blues, Rock, Soul
Blind Shake: Fly Right (Slovenly) LP
Slovenly Recordings is hyped as hell to announce our inevitable teaming with Minneapolis, MN bald headed freaks The Blind Shake. This intense trio led by The Brothers Blaha (Jim and Mike, plus drummer / brother from another Dave Roper) has been plowing through massive waves of reverberation since 2003, releasing a heap of deep records along the way, including a few collaborations with legendary space-punk Michael Yonkers. Taking a more melodic approach than on previous releases, this nine-cut Fly Right EP is another sonic hurdle for the band, steadily alternating between bold, phaser heavy garage-punk wail (“Tar Paper,” “Holy Road”), trippy spaghetti-western tinged surf (“A Clock, A Window, A Pyramid,” “Diamond Days”) and viscerally dramatic scare tactics (title track “Fly Right”). The Blind Shake has forged a unique concept with their bizarre visual assault, combined with instigating on-stage behavior and a virtually bottomless well of haunting songs that all seem to draw from a specific pinpoint of punk rock twang, and have concocted another hypnotic document for an unworthy world.
File Under: Punk, Garage
Calexico: Edge of the Sun (Anti) LP
For the better part of two decades, the acclaimed band Calexico has crossed musical barriers, embracing a multitude of styles, variety in instrumentation, and well-cultivated signature sounds. With their forthcoming record Edge of the Sun, they take inspiration from a trip to a place surprisingly unexplored by the band before in Mexico City, and with the benefit of many friends and comrades to help guide the way. The first outside invitation came when the band’s Joey Burns was writing the track ‘Bullets and Rocks’ and recognized space for a former Calexico collaborator. “When putting vocals on that song, it immediately reminded me of the Iron & Wine feel,” says Burns. “So I texted Sam (Beam), who wrote back quickly and got it going.” Encouraged by the experience, the guest list grew to include Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), Nick Urata (Devotchka), Carla Morrison, Gaby Moreno, Amparo Sanchez, multi-instrumentalists from the Greek band Takim, and Neko Case. Burns’ brother John Burns lent a hand to some lyrics and songwriting, and the band’s keyboardist, Sergio Mendoza, stepped up to co-write and arrange certain songs, ultimately co-producing the album along with Burns, John Convertino, and longtime associate Craig Schumacher. Negotiating borders and the spaces within, then inviting others inside those edges: may be the recipe for Calexico’s success. As its empire expands and the familiar pieces join with fresh ideas and a new cohort to pass under wires and across fields and time, the band now finds itself here in 2015 on the solar precipice, navigating the edge and trying to find hope in that balance of darkness and light. “The ‘edge of the sun’ could be coming from the direction of darkness seeking light, or riding the line between both,” says Burns. “All in all, this album is about pushing through the blue to brighter days. Calexico has always had that element of hope, going back and forth between a positive outlook and embracing desperate or dark themes that I think we all share.”
File Under: Indie, Roots, Tex-Mex
Ian William Craig: A Turn of Breath (Recital) LP
Recital here presents the premiere LP by vocalist Ian William Craig (b. 1980, Edmonton). Ian, a trained opera singer, delivers an elegant balance between theatrical and ambient sentiments. A Turn of Breath combines the essence of a choral LP from Angel Records or Deutsche Grammophon with the spontaneity of experimental home-recording. This collection holds twelve works for voice and 1/4″ tape, recorded from 2011-2013. Voice appears as the Sun’s light through a vast storm; still obscured by tape malfunctions and manipulations. A system of reel to reels is employed, which yields a lovely sort of morphing repetition. Each iteration crumbles as more harmony is placed on top, residual tones spilling off the sides into nothingness. Craig’s innate ability to sing beautiful, sorrowful melodies carries each track. The pieces on A Turn of Breath vary from grand choral meditations to quiet interludes, and even a few impressionistic ‘songs’ accompanied by faint acoustic guitar. An overarching warmth resonates through each side, making this a very pleasant listen. A suitable compliment to a pot of coffee in the morning or a glass of armagnac in the evening.
File Under: Ambient, Classical, Opera, Tape Decay
Dead Ghosts: s/t (Burger) LP
Dead Ghosts originally formed in late 2008 in the basement of Drew and Michael Wilky’s parent’s house in Vancouver, Canada with friend Bryan Nicol. Influenced by Pebbles comps and girl group records, they began writing and recording, addding bassist Maurizo Chiumento not long after. It didn’t take long for blogs and labels around the world to take notice, writing and praising about their songs uploaded to Myspace (yeah, those were the days…). In less than a year their first single “What To Do” was released on the Milk‘n‘Herpes imprint, the ball got rolling. After another single on Boom Chick we released the split single with Smith Westerns on Bachelor with fantastic artwork by C.M.Ruiz, this one sold out in a wink. More singles followed, leading up to this, their first full length put out on Florida’s Dying in 2011. The S/T LP, a mix of twang balladry soul stompers was a hit with the garage rock community from all over. Here it is reissued again on Burger.
File Under: Garage, Punk, CanCon
Jacco Gardner: Hypnophobia (Polyvinyl) LP
Hypnophobia, the brand new album from ‘baroque pop’ prince and Dutch producer / multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardner, casts a majestic and vibrant psychedelic spell that will hypnotize listeners at the point dreams and reality meet. Capturing a true sense of exploration, Hypnophobia combines Gardner’s newfound love of travel with his continued passion for collecting and playing vintage instruments. A stunning exhibit of lush instrumental tracks as well as songs that boast lyrics worthy of any great pop number, the record features a Wurlitzer electric piano that was purchased on tour, waltzing alongside mellotrons, harpsichords, an Optigan, and an antique Steinway upright piano sold to Gardner by a local church. Akin to the sonic boom of maverick contemporaries John Maus, and Tame Impala, his is a sound that holds fast next to fellow paisley performers Syd Barrett and Curt Boettcher, with the airy dynamics of Stereolab or Simon & Garfunkel. Yet what truly marks Gardner from his musical ancestors and accomplices is his forward-thinking, hi-tech approach.
File Under: Pop Psych
Jarvis Street Revue: Mr. Oil Man (Lion) LP
In Tomorrow… “From the original master tapes. Limited to 500 copies. Heavy tip-on gatefold jacket + insert with band history, photos, images of sheet music for several songs, and lyrics for the band’s greatest statement, Mr. Oil Man. Poised between Toronto and Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Ontario became the refuge for every touring band in Canada; a mandatory break while crossing the perilously vast Canadian Shield. No doubt, Canada’s vastness can be heard in much of the Northernly musical output. There is perhaps no better example of this than Thunder Bay’s Jarvis Street Revue. Their lone LP, leased to Columbia for release in 1971, leaves no one untouched by the band’s sheer avalanche of psychedelic heaviness, wasted acid leads and harrowing vocals. Every song is laced with a conviction born from the physical landscape they called home. Jarvis Street Revue spent (literally) a month of Sundays recording the album and bouncing tracks to create effects. ‘Chuck Williams was so freaked out, he used to leave the room,’ Jarvis leader and Neil Young running mate Tom Horricks said. ‘It was so anti-establishment.’ Creative and far-seeing… and not without some chemical support. The album’s (and band’s) concern with the environmental — including bold statements on the use and abuse of the oil reserves, rapacious business men, and the depletion of Earth’s natural resources — were truly visionary. Heavy tip-on gatefold jacket. Insert has band history by Tom Horricks, plus photos, images of sheet music for several songs, and lyrics for the band’s greatest statement, Mr. Oil Man.”
File Under: Psych, Hard Rock, CanCon
OST: A Girls Walks Home Alone At Night (Death Waltz) LP
In tomorrow…. Many film music LPs both old and new come thick and fast, but Death Waltz Recording Company is very proud to release what is sure to be one of the soundtracks of 2015. From director Ana Lily Amirpour and Executive Producer Elijah Wood, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is a Western vampire noir set in a small fictional Iranian town called Bad City that has an effortlessly cool soundtrack featuring music from artists such as Kiosk, Radio Tehran, White Lies, Farah and Federale. With no solo composer providing a score, the sound of the film has instead been curated by Amirpour with a variety of tracks selected to supply a unique atmosphere, recalling less traditional vampire films such as Near Dark and Only Lovers Left Alive. Despite not being score, the music selected by the director nevertheless bears heavy influence from the film music world, particularly the electronically ethereal work of Tangerine Dream, and the inescapable Western sounds of Ennio Morricone. The eclectic nature of the soundtrack is immediately noticeable – with the traditional accordion and Iranian crooning of Kiosk’s ‘Charkesh E Pooch’ a clear opposite of Radio Tehran’s punky and irreverent ‘Tatilat’. White Lies’ ‘Death’ gives off a new wave melodic vibe, while Farah’s ambient ‘Dancing Girls’ does its best to seduce you with its spoken word vocals. Both creepy and eerie and fun and energetic with its mixing of traditional and alternative musical genres, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is an instant classic.
File Under: OST, Electronic
OST: Boxtrolls (Mondo) LP
Continuing in the tradition of Coraline & Paranorman, Mondo is honored to present the soundtrack to Laika’s third animated gem: The Boxtrolls. Composed by Dario Marianelli, and featuring songs by Loch Lomond, the soundtrack perfectly captures the whimsical & frantic energy of the fictional world of Cheesebridge, where a human boy raised by trash-collecting trolls must stop a sinister exterminator from his selfish campaign to rid the town of the titular scavengers. Available for the first time on vinyl and featuring amazing new artwork by artist Rich Kelly, The Boxtrolls is an exciting addition to the Mondo / Laika collection. The record is pressed on 180 Gram Black Vinyl (Black is Limited to 500 Copies).
File Under: OST, Animation
OST: Phase IV (Waxworks) LP
Never before released in any format, and what is highly regarded as a holy-grail for soundtrack enthusiasts, Waxwork Records and Paramount Pictures are honored to announce the definitive soundtrack release of the 1974 mind bending science-fiction masterpiece, Phase IV. Directed by the late, legendary poster artist and graphic designer Saul Bass, Phase IV has gained a cult following while influencing numerous films such as Beyond The Black Rainbow. The unique, psychedelic synth-driven score is composed by Brian Gascoigne and David Briscoe, and full packaging artwork has been created by Swedish artist, Kilian Eng. Waxwork Records has worked closely with the Bass family and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to create the ultimate Phase IV soundtrack experience. The LP package comes complete with never before seen production and marketing photos, and unreleased conceptual art by Saul Bass that has been locked away in The Academy vaults for 40 years. Each LP package features a heavyweight Stoughton old-style tip-on gatefold jacket and a 12 page booklet with unreleased photography, liner notes from Sean Savage of The Academy, and a bonus art spread by Kilian Eng. The score has been mastered for vinyl by former White Zombie guitarist, J. Yuenger and pressed on 180 gram yellow vinyl.
File Under: OST, Sci-Fi, Synth
Palmeira: s/t (Pharaway Sounds) LP
Can you imagine a Dutch band playing top-notch ’60s/’70s sounding Brazilian music? Originally released as a private pressing in 1983, Palmeira’s only album will please any lover of bossa, jazzy-and-Latin-fusion sounds. Beautiful femme vocals, superb musicianship featuring the awesome lead electric guitar of Jeanette van der Pligt, self-penned songs and choice covers of Caetano Veloso, João Gilberto, and Rita Lee, and others. Palmeira was a Brazilian-styled band formed by Angelo Noce Santoro (ex-Cosmic Dealer) along with some Dutch, North American, and Brazilian musicians. The group existed from 1979 until 1985, playing lots of gigs at jazz venues and nightclubs in Holland. In 1983 they released their only album in a private edition of 500 copies on Santoro’s ANS label. A cult item for fans of bossa-jazz, it was first reissued in 2007 as a limited edition in Japan, which has since gone out of print. The CD edition of this reissue features six bonus tracks, including one that was not included on the Japanese reissue. The bonus tracks, recorded the same year as the album, come from Santoro’s tape archive and include some great covers of giants like Edu Lôbo and Jorge Ben, and others. Master tape sound; includes insert/booklet with liner notes and pictures.
File Under: Brazilian, Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz
Angelo Noce Santoro: For You (Pharaway Sounds) LP
First ever reissue of this 1979 Latin-funk-psych-prog trip featuring groovy jazzy flute, superb acoustic and electric guitars, funky rhythm section, exotic percussion, and some cool Thai and Brazilian vibes. Dutch guitarist Angelo Noce Santoro was a founding member of legendary psych-prog band Cosmic Dealer; he has also recorded and released albums under his own name and with Palmeira (the first Dutch band to play Brazilian music), Santoro Brothers, and Oriental Guitars, among many others. His unique guitar style, which incorporates surf, psychedelic, jazz, and eastern influences, has received praise from such connoisseurs of obscure instrumental sounds as Jello Biafra, who got in touch with Santoro after discovering one of his solo albums in a second-hand shop in the ’80s. For You was Santoro’s first solo effort, released as a private pressing in 1979 on ANS, his own label. Santoro played bass, acoustic, and electric guitars; flute; and percussion. He was joined by ace flute player Steven Bishop, drummer Herman Muller, and Lodewijk Hulsman on acoustic guitar. Santoro wrote most of the tracks before 1979, and some date back to his time with Cosmic Dealer in the early ’70s. Master tape sound; includes insert/booklet with liner notes and photos. CD comes with two previously unreleased bonus tracks from 1979: a second part of “Raindance” and a cover of João Gilberto’s “Undiú.” File under: Latin, psych, funk, breaks, jazz, fusion, library, Brazilian, East Asian.
File Under: Latin, Psych, Funk, Library
Super Furry Animals: Mwng (Domino) LP
Originally released in 2000 on the band’s own Placid Casual label (between deals with Creation and Sony), the Super Furry Animals’ career-defining fourth album Mwng was the band’s only Welsh language long player. It reached number 11 on the UK album charts and was their highest selling record globally up to that point. It remains the biggest selling Welsh language album of all time. On its original release, the record was praised in an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons for its significant part in promoting the language and culture of Wales. 2015 marks the 15th anniversary of Mwng’s release and the 20th anniversary of the band’s first gigs. This 15th anniversary vinyl reissue of Mwng contains the original 10 track album pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl, a 4 page booklet, printed inner sleeve and an MP3 download card.
File Under: Pop, Welsh
Useless Eaters: Singles 2011-2014 (Slovenly) LP
Slovenly Recordings is honored to present a new collection from one of our favorite punk rock stalwarts Useless Eaters! Seth Sutton is the primary UE punk in question, and “Singles: 2011-2014” compiles the best tracks from their outofprint singles from coolassed labels like Goodbye Boozy (Italy), Tic Tac Totally and Nashville’s Dead, to name a few. The electrostatic shock of “The Moves” is here, and it sounds like the LSD is just about to take over, only you’ve been chewing on a tab that you never quite wrangled out of its aluminum foil wrapper. Fatter, lo-fi decimating sounds abound with tracks like “Bloody Ripper,” and “I Hate The Kids” (feat. TY SEGALL) makes an appearance here as well. This is a fully realized set that somehow works even better than flipping through your Eaters’ 7″ stack, which is likely incomplete.
File Under: Punk, Garage
Various: Native North America (Light in the Attic) 3LP/2CD
FINALLY AVAILABLE AGAIN! Largely unheard, criminally undocumented, but at their core, utterly revolutionary, the recordings of the diverse North American Aboriginal community will finally take their rightful place in our collective history in the form of Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966–1985. An anthology of music that was once near-extinct and off-the-grid is now available for all to hear, in what is, without a doubt, Light In The Attic’s most ambitious and historically significant project in the label’s 12-year journey. Native North America (Vol. 1) features music from the Indigenous peoples of Canada and the northern United States, recorded in the turbulent decades between 1966 to 1985. It represents the fusion of shifting global popular culture and a reawakening of Aboriginal spirituality and expression. The majority of this material has been widely unavailable for decades, hindered by lack of distribution or industry support and by limited mass media coverage, until now. You’ll hear Arctic garage rock from the Nunavik region of northern Quebec, melancholy Yup’ik folk from Alaska, and hushed country blues from the Wagmatcook First Nation reserve in Nova Scotia. You’ll hear echoes of Neil Young, Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Johnny Cash, and more among the songs, but injected with Native consciousness, storytelling, poetry, history, and ceremony. The stories behind the music presented on Native North America (Vol. 1) range from standard rock-and-roll dreams to transcendental epiphanies. They have been collected with love and respect by Vancouver-based record archaeologist and curator Kevin “Sipreano” Howes in a 15-year quest to unearth the history that falls between the notes of this unique music. Tirelessly, Howes scoured obscure, remote areas for the original vinyl recordings and the artists who made them, going so far as to send messages in Inuktitut over community radio airwaves in hopes that these lost cultural heroes would resurface. With cooperation and guidance from the artists, producers, family members, and behind the scenes players, Native North America (Vol. 1) sheds real light on the painful struggles and deep traditions of the greater Indigenous community and the significance of its music. The songs speak of joy and spirituality, but also tell of real tragedy and strife, like that of Algonquin/Mohawk artist Willy Mitchell, whose music career was sparked by a bullet to the head from the gun of a trigger-happy police officer, or those of Inuk singer-songwriter Willie Thrasher, who was robbed of his family and traditional Inuit culture by the residential school system. Considering the financially motivated destruction of our environment, the conservative political landscape, and corporate bottom-line dominance, it’s bittersweet to report that the revolutionary songs featured on Native North America hold as much meaning today as when they were originally recorded. Dedicated to legendary Mi’kmaq singer-songwriter and poet Willie Dunn, featured on the anthology but who sadly passed away during its making, Native North America (Vol. 1) is only the beginning. A companion set featuring a crucial selection of folk, rock, and country from the United States’ Lower 48 and Mexico is currently in production.
File Under: Folk, Rock, CanCon, Essential Grooves
…..Record Store Day Late Arrivals & Restocks…..
Black Star: Fix Up 7″
Neko Case: Fox Confessor.. (Anti) LP
Dead Milkmen: Beelzebubba (Asbestos) LP
Deep Purple: The Book of Taliesyn (Harvest) LP
Immortal Technique: Revolutionary Vol 1 LP
Sharon Jones: Little Boys With Shiny Toys (Daptone) 7″
Mighty Mighty Bosstones: Question The Answers (Asbestos) LP
Willie Nelson: Teatro (Modern Classics) LP
OST: Shogun Assassin (Cinevox) LP
Jaco Pastorius: Anthology (Warner) LP
Sun Ra: Planets of Life & Death (Strut) LP
Various: Creation Artifacts (Creation) 10×7″ Box
Various: Truth & Soul 2015 Forecast (Truth & Soul) 10″
Incoming next week….
Amanaz: Africa (Now Again) LP
OST: Darjeeling Limited (Universal) LP
OST: Star Wars Rebels Theme (Disney) 7″
Wibbley Bros: Go Weird LP
Arcade Fire: Suburbs (Merge) LP
Arcade Fire: Funeral (Merge) LP
Sir Richard Bishop: Tangier Sessions (Drag City) LP
Bjork: Homogenic (One Little Indian) LP
Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago (Jagjaguwar) LP
James Brown: Love, Power, Peace (Polydor) 3LP
Will Butler: Policy (Merge) LP
Caribou: Andorra (Merge) LP
Caribou: Our Love (Merge) LP
Karen Dalton: In My Own Time (Light in the Attic) LP
Betty Davis: s/t (Light in the Attic) LP
Betty Davis: They Say I’m Different (Light in the Attic) LP
Mac Demarco: Salad Days (Captured Tracks) LP
Aby Ngana Diop: Liital (Awesome Tapes From Africa) LP
Ex Hex: Rips (Merge) LP
Faith No More: Angel Dust (Music on Vinyl) LP
Funkadelic: Maggot Brain (Westbound) LP
Fuzz: s/t (In The Red) LP
Serge Gainsbourg: Histoire De Melody Nelson (Light in the Attic) LP
Husker Du: Zen Arcade (SST) LP
Daniel Lanois: Flesh & Machine (Anti) LP
Madvillain: Madvillainy (Stones Throw) LP
MF Doom: Mmm… Food (Rhymesayers) LP
Mirkwood: s/t (Macchu Picchu) LP
Mother Love Bone: s/t (Music On Vinyl) LP
OST: Surf Nazi’s Must Die (Strange Disc) LP
Jessica Pratt: On Your Own Love Again (Drag City) LP
Rangda: Formerly Extinct (Drag City) LP
Refused: Shape of Punk to Come (Epitaph) LP
Django Reinhardt: Are You In The Mood? (Monk) LP
Run The Jewels: 2 (Mass Appeal) LP
Salty Dog: s/t (Strawberry Rain) LP
Nina Simone: At Town Hall (4 Men With Beards) LP
Slint: Spiderland (Touch & Go) LP
Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation (Geffen) LP
Spoon: A Series of Sneaks (Merge) LP
Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Merge) LP
Spoon: Kill The Moonlight (Merge) LP
Jim Sullivan: UFO (Light in the Attic) LP
Supreme Jubilees: It’ll All Be Over (Light in the Attic) LP
Swans: Filth (Young God) LP
Swans: To Be Kind (Young God) LP
Wand: Golem (In the Red) LP
Weezer: Pinkerton (Geffen) LP
White Stripes: s/t (Thirdman) LP
Yardbirds: Roger the Engineer (Music on Vinyl) LP
Various: Country Funk (Light in the Attic) LP
Various: Country Funk II (Light in the Attic) LP
Various: Native North America (Light in the Attic) 3LP/2CD
Various: Sly’s Stone Flower (Light in the Attic) LP
Various: Wheedle’s Groove (Light in the Attic) LP