…..news letter #1016 – kid eh…..

Crazy week around here, lots of fun stuff in, and out the door just as quick. A hot selling preorder on the Radiohead Kid A reissue, if you want one, best to get your name down sooner than later on a preorder.

Other than that, not much to report, although really, I’ve basically changed the instore hours Mon-Fri as 11-6. I’m here, and someone always seems to show up to browse so why not just make it official. Our other current policies below just in case you’ve missed it…

– in-store shopping/pick ups – 11 – 6 pm Monday – Friday, 11 am – 4 pm Saturday
(if you don’t want to come into the store for a pick up, call and/or use the back door)
– Max 4 people in the store at a time
– Wear a mask (if you don’t have one, we’ll have some)
– Sanitize your hands (we’ll have some)
…..pick of the week…..

Les Rallizes Denudes: Double Heads 1980-1981 (No Label) BOX
They were punk before punks, avant rockers before avant rock, noise before noise and their on-again/off-again career, which spanned the years 1967-1996, continues to cast a huge shadow across the psychedelic underground. Between August 1980 and March 1981, Les Rallizes Dénudés (or The Naked Larrys, as the long-lost acetate they are rumoured to have recorded for Virgin Records in the mid Seventies dubbed them) played seven concerts in and around Tokyo. Never officially released, illicit nth generation cassette copies circulated in Japanese fan circles for many years, attaining a whispered, Holy Grail status amongst initiates to the Rallizes cult. High quality soundboard versions were finally released by the secretive Univive label in 2005. Three of the best of these concerts were collected on Double Heads (and now this 7xLP Set), all recorded at Yaneura, a small club in the teeming neon teen shopping mecca of Shibuya in Tokyo. Together these three concerts comprise a singular pivotal moment in Les Rallizes Dénudés development – Mainlining an elegantly wasted take on two-chord Avant garage that makes direct reference to Plastic Inevitable etr Velvet Underground with some of Mitzuni’s most beautifully decadent fuzz guitar as well as some of the most glacially psychedelic music of their long career. As the old ESP-Disk banner used to promise, truly, YOU NEVER HEARD SUCH SOUNDS.

File Under: Japan, Psych
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…..new arrivals…..

Ænigmatum: Deconsecrate (20 Buck Spin) LP
ON ROYAL BLUE INSIDE ELECTRIC BLUE W/ NEON PINK & MUSTARD YELLOW SPLATTER VINYL!!! The idiosyncratic methodology of Portland’s Ænigmatum is instantly apparent from the whip-start blast of “Forged From Bedlam”, the opening track of their second album Deconsecrate. While the pace is frenetic, speed is never a crutch to be relied upon, but rather one deliberate device in a sprawling collection of melodically precise and technically riveting fragmented death shards. The eight songs on Deconsecrate constitute a labyrinthian structure of twisting nuanced complexity and intricate explosive chaos. Blood-freezing and incandescently beautiful at once, Ænigmatum temper their withering elaborate intensity with astonishingly elegant melodic passages carved into the mind, like towering marble hallucinations. Immersing in this album, one might be forgiven assuming they’d stumbled upon a lost obscurity of mid-90s Gothenburg, the dark harmonies, the dual guitars, the staggering rhythm section; but in fact Ænigmatum have bequeathed a startlingly ambitious paragon of mystifying esoteric death metal magnificence.

File Under: Metal
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Jay Chattaway: Maniac Cop OST (Ship to Shore) LP
Red vinyl! Unavailable on a physical format since its initial release in 1988, Ship to Shore PhonoCo. is proud to announce the release of Jay Chattaway’s original score to cult hit Maniac Cop! New York City finds itself terrorized by a seemingly insane killer who dresses up like a cop, with the chief suspect claiming he was framed and City Hall ostensively involved in some kind of cover-up. Can the detective on the case figure out what’s going on? With its illustrious cast – Tom Atkins, Bruce Campbell, Robert Z’Dar, Richard Roundtree, William Smith and many more (not to mention a cameo from boxing legend Jake LaMotta) – and an infectious blend of both horror & action, swirled with a nice thick core of detective procedural, it’s easy to see why Maniac Cop has remained a favourite of genre-lovers over the last three decades. Now, after 33 years, fans of Maniac Cop will no longer have to be silent forever as the original motion picture score – an electronic homage to film noir that also manages to retain its own identity as a thriller soundtrack – walks the streets again in this limited vinyl edition, featuring artwork by acclaimed artist Ghoulish Gary and containing liner notes from drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs and composer Jay Chattaway!

File Under: OST
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Craven Idol: Forked Tongues (Dark Descent) LP
Coloured vinyl! Old school stalwarts Craven Idol celebrate their 15th anniversary with third opus Forked Tongues. Swearing by the gods of old, the North London veterans further hone their unique blend of old school extreme metal. “After spending a month on the road with Mystifer, we are a closer-knit unit than ever before. There’s a good reason for this being the longest standing line-up in our fifteen-year existence. The entire band lived and breathed this record in the months preceding the studio, and the performances delivered by each member are testament to their dedication to untarnished extreme metal of old,” says founding member Sadistik Wrath. “Forked Tongues is a vicious and concerted tribute to folly of mankind. In these godless days of Sodom, craven idols are in their element, wheeling and dealing, beckoning you to follow their treacherous causes. The apocalyptic legends of ancient Greece read like unholy divination… and it is from them that we drew the subject matter for the record.” Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tom Dring at Southport’s Vagrant Recordings, Forked Tongues showcases a rawer side of Craven Idol, aiming to bottle the band’s live ferocity.

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Crazy Doberman: Everyone is Rolling Down (Astral Spirits) LP
“We’ve been huge fans of the Crazy Doberman crew for a long time here at Astral Spirits HQ, going all the way back to hearing hell is within us (Castle Bravo, 2017). It goes without saying that their sound has evolved, shifted, changed as any good collective/group should over time. We were blown away when they handed over what was to become Illusory Expansion (Astral Spirits, 2020) and ran through two cassette pressings in a little over a month (also in the midst of a goddamn pandemic). So of course we asked Crazy Doberman if they would want to do a vinyl release to follow that up. After moving from the midwest to Richmond, VA, the Doberman crew set up a new studio space and christened it with the recording of their latest missive Everyone is Rolling Down a Hill a collection of studio experiments that goes beyond what this crew has done in the past and into new territory. The playing on Everyone is Rolling Down a Hill is less hurried with more space and atmosphere. There is still a dark midwestern basement vibe in the best way possible—serious kudos to the group for an album that sounds like a lost relic from another era, while still somehow being completely modern and inventive. There’s less cacophony and more focus, sure there are the free jazz workouts like “Strange New Life Forms Emerge” that wouldn’t sound out of place on Miles Davis’ Dark Magus, but the Doberman crew also digs into the electronic meets musique concrete of “While the World Dries Out Around the Fire,” the lo-fi basement rock of the opener “Five Ghosts Share a Chair on an Autumn Day in Siberia,” and even into the John Carpenter meets Umberto closer “Cold Comfort In Memoriam.” Easily some of the collective’s strongest work to date, especially coming from the Crazy Doberman crew that never seems to stop creating.”

File Under: Experimental, Jazz
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John Dwyer & Friends: Moon-Drenched (Castle Face) LP
The same crew as the boundary pulsing improvisation record Bent Arcana has made a trajectory shift and picked up Ben Boye along the path. The aptly-named Moon-Drenched is the second installment from these sessions and keeps a heavy-lidded late night perspective on things as it eases from the somewhat familiar liminal twilight of skittering hues of black-blue and snaking street groove, to fizzing off into the ether in pursuit of lunar prism beams heretofore unseen. The more rhythmically dialed bits here have a lysergic halo of strangeness to them, and the wispy bits between are spun of iridescent gossamer. It sounds like a frizzled message from a future just filthy with guitar hoots echoing off of neon-splattered high rises, oil-slicked waterways and skittering digital beasts. For Castle Face’s money this is the strangest slice of this last bunch of John Dwyer and his crew’s improvisations.

File Under: Psych, Experimental
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Eight Point Star: s/t (VHF) LP
Remarkable debut album by new Cosmic-Appalachian string band, birthed from the same Virginia firmament that has brought forth Pelt, Jack Rose, Black Twig Pickers, and Spiral Joy Band. Led by Mike Gangloff’s droning fiddle and Matt Peyton’s fingerpicked guitar, Eight Point Star mines the modal traditions of both old-time Appalachia and far-out drone music to produce beautiful tunes that are equal parts memorable and psychedelic. Side A starts with the gentle guitar and fiddle duet of “Winchester’s Dream” before segueing into the loping “Waiting on the Band,” where the subliminal pulse of Tim Thornton’s upright bass animates the music until the lengthy lock-groove repetition of “The Interloper.” Closing the side, “Flowerthrower” and “Mount-Calvary Peacock” have a vibe reminiscent of Popol Vuh’s mid-’70s masterpieces, combining sawing fiddle and melodic guitar with simple and haunting chord structures. Side B is bookended by two country-blues influenced numbers, with Peyton’s boisterous vocal and guitar and Isak Howell’s harp leading the upbeat “Brand New Shirt” and the elegiac “Weeping Cherry Cry.” In between the two vocal features are a segued mini-epic of moods, including an expanded group lineup collapsing midway through “A Water Panther Speaks” into an eerie soundscape of singing bowls and distant gong sounds as dark as the night in remotest Virginia.

File Under: Experimental, Drone, Psych
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Fashion Pimps & The Glamazons: Jazz 4 Johnny (Feel It) LP
Fashion Pimps And The Glamazons. A new Cleveland rock group, cut from the same musical DNA that has spawned wonders like Folded Shirt, Cloud Nothings, Donkey Bugs, and countless others. It’s fashion. Angular. Punk. Richard Glamazon’s tortured, warbly guitar refuses to talk in power chords, stringing notes around high powered synth blasts from Noah A (Profligate). Steve Chainsaw anchors the low end while espousing freaky plans and twisted dreams through hypnotic, layered vocals. Jayson G lays into the drums like only a true Fashion Pimp. The Glamazons prove to be immaculately tight, driving their amplified Rust Belt experience into the ether. Jazz 4 Johnny holds court with Ubus and X_Xs past, yet the sound isn’t quite Terminal, Drome, or even Mustard…it’s the future, baby! Have you met Fashion Pimps And The Glamazons yet? Jazz 4 Johnny comes packaged in a full color gatefold jacket designed by Professor B. Gaff, with a tiny download code hiding inside.

File Under: Punk
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Frizzi, Fabio: Frizzi Beyond Fulci: From the Archives Vol. 1 (Ship to Shore) LP
Clear vinyl! Ship to Shore PhonoCo. – in association with Cadabra Records – are very proud to announce the release of Frizzi Beyond Fulci – Volume 1, a compilation of selected works by the Italian maestro! Despite being best known for his horror scores for the Godfather of Gore Lucio Fulci, Frizzi’s output over the years has reached a legendary status for its eclectic nature. From the electro-style Italian chart-topper Mastermix – which wouldn’t sound out of place on one of the classic Street Sounds compilations – to the Contraband disco track You Are Not The Same and much more in-between (Prog Rock influenced Euro Pop? Yep!), Frizzi Beyond Fulci delves deep into the back catalogue of Fabio Frizzi, once again shining a beacon on his talent to create not only dynamic movie scores but also great songs. Featuring extensive liner notes by Stephen Thrower (author of Beyond Terror: The Films Of Lucio Fulci), Frizzi Beyond Fulci: Volume 1 is not only a fantastic launching pad for Frizzi’s work beyond the horror movies of Fulci but also a must-have for Frizzi collectors due to the inclusion of previously unreleased tracks such as the main theme to the film Rolf and TV movie Kamikaze. Miss out at your own peril!

File Under: OST
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Ryo Fukui Trio: Live at Vidro ’77 (HMV) LP
This is a completely unreleased live recording from June 8, 1977. The recording was made at the Sapporo live house “Vidro” by Masataka Ito, the producer of Fukui’s “Scenery” and “Mellow Dream”. This is the performance of the Fukui Trio at that time, but at the same time, it has an overwhelming amount of heat and freshness that you don’t find in-studio recordings, and it is very exciting. Not to mention the brilliant 16-minute “Mellow Dream”, the dynamic “Speak Low”, the lustrous “Body & Soul”, the galloping “Love For Sale”, the profound “Mr. P.C.”, and the spilling “My Foolish Heart”. It was an amazing performance.

File Under: Jazz, Japan
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Harry and Mac: Road to Louisiana (Great Tracks) LP
“Harry and Mac” is a duo unit by Haruomi Hosono (Harry) and Makoto Kubota (Mac). They have been close friends since the 1970s, recorded in Tokyo, LA and New Orleans in 1999 and released their only album. This album which has many Japanese and American musicians as guests is greatly influenced by the New Orleans funk and swamp-music of the early 70s. Contains 13 songs including “Night Shade”, a co-written song by them at the opening song of the album, a song written by Makoto Kubota and sung by himself, and Haruomi Hosono’s self-cover “Choo Choo Gatta Gotto ’99” and “Pom Pom Joki” and others.”

File Under: Japan, Pop
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Katsuhisa Hattori: Edo No Kaze (HMV) LP
Japanese RSD release! The historical drama series “Concentric Room Gosho Edo no Kaze” was broadcasted on the Fuji TV series in the 1970s. The soundtrack to the drama by Katsuhisa Hattori, a rare composer who has been active since the latter half of the 1950s and has produced many works during Ocha no Ma, has been reissued on the LP with obi, following the 7-inch that sold out immediately in various places! Includes all 22 gems spun by brilliant orchestration, from thrilling jazz-funk to dreamy mellow grooves. The sound source that was released in monaural at that time has been remastered to stereo by 8ronix this time. It has been reborn as a more intense and vivid sound image.

FIle Under: Japan, OST, Funk, Jazz
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The Heads: Relaxing with The Heads – Silver Jubilee Edition (Rooster) LP
A special 25th anniversary edition of The Heads’ debut album, first released in 1996 and housed in new gatefold jackets with updated art and bonus material. Amidst a world suffocating in Britpop smarm, The Heads’ debut cut a timely swath of unkempt psychedelic rock into the face of the English underground. Featuring ten tracks of guitar-driven, amp-destroying jams, Relaxing With… takes its cues from the US–Stooges, MC5, Mudhoney, Pussy Galore, early Monster Magnet–but adds a distinctly British stamp with the drone and fuzz of Loop / Spacemen 3, the attitude of The Fall, Pink Fairies and Walking Seeds and the spaced rock of early Hawkwind. It is obvious that the four members of The Heads are music obsessives. Originally recorded at Foel Studios (owned by Dave Anderson from Hawkwind), engineered by Corin Dingley and mastered by John Dent at LOUD. Bonus LP includes the remastered tracks from the band’s Radio 1 sessions from November ’95, March and May 1996, along with “Jellystoned Park” (the B-side of their “Television” 7-inch). Jacket art has been embellished with new silver foiling and bordering. Pressed on silver (disc 1) and yellow / red / white splatter (disc 2) vinyl in an edition of 700 copies for the world. “… well if that’s not a freakout, then I am a Dutchman.”—John Peel, after airing the first session

File Under: Psych
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Jiro Inagaki & His Soul Media/Y. Sawada: Dosojin (HMV) LP
Japanese RSD release! Jiro Inagaki ran through his time as a standard-bearer of jazz-rock. He leads the soul media and leaves many works, but the one that gains cult popularity as a unique work is this work “Dosojin” recorded in 1972. The folk songs reconstructed with bold and detailed arrangements are lustrous and fantastic. The exuding nostalgia and psychedelic sound invites the listener to a different world. Jazz, rock, and folk songs were fused at a high level to create unparalleled “Japanese music”. Yasushi Sawada, who is known for “The city is the port of the wind”, is appointed as the vocalist in the whole story. Arranged by Toshiyuki Miyama and Yasuhiro Koyama, who worked on the new hardware “Sound of the Earth”.

File Under: Jazz, Japan
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Akira Ishikawa and Count Buffaloes: Okinawa (HMV) LP
Japanese RSD release! Akira Ishikawa, a drummer who led new jazz bands from the late 1960s to the 1970s. This work, which he released under the name of “Akira Ishikawa and Count Buffaloes”, incorporates various elements such as rock, funk, and afro brings experimental elements to jazz, and also serves as a backing for pop and popular songs, entertainment. A compilation album created with the motif of Okinawa by Ishikawa, who is a rare person who also has various elements. Kayo Ishu (child) and Time Five’s chorus add glamor to Japanese MFSB-like performances that incorporate disco beats.

File Under: Japan, Jazz, Funk
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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Live in Brussels ’19 (Gizz Picks) LP
500 copies on VIOLET NEON VINYL – Live at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium, October 8th and 9th 2019 1. Evil Star (Live In Brussels ’19) 2. Venusian 2 (Live In Brussels ’19) 3. Superbug (Live In Brussels ’19) 4. The Lord Of Lightning (Live In Brussels ’19) 5. Alter Me III (Live In Brussels ’19) 6. Altered Beast IV (Live In Brussels ’19) 7. People-Vultures (Live In Brussels ’19) 8. This Thing (Live In Brussels ’19) 9. Sense (Live In Brussels ’19) 10. The Wheel (Live In Brussels ’19) 11. The Bird Song (Live In Brussels ’19) 12. Down The Sink (Live In Brussels ’19) 13. Work This Time (Live In Brussels ’19) 14. Robot Stop (Live In Brussels ’19) 15. Big Fig Wasp (Live In Brussels ’19) 16. Gamma Knife (Live In Brussels ’19) 17. Float Along – Fill Your Lungs (Live In Brussels ’19)
Live at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium, October 8th and 9th 2019
Tracks 1-9 recorded on October 8th Tracks 10-17 recorded on October 9th Recorded by our sound crew: Sam Joseph, Stacey Wilson, Gaspard De Meulemeester
Drums: Michael Cavanagh
Guitar / Keys / Vocals: Cook Craig
Harmonica / Vocals / Keys / Percussion: Ambrose Kenny-Smith
Vocals / Guitar / Keys: Stu Mackenzie
Drums: Eric Moore
Bass: Lucas Harwood
Guitar / Vocals: Joey Walker
Mixed by Stu Mackenzie
Cover design by Jason Galea

File Under: Psych
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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Live in Paris (Gizz Picks) LP
500 DOUBLE LPS ON YELLOW NEON VINYL! – Live at L’Olympia, Paris, France, October 14, 2019. 1. Evil Star (Live In Paris ’19) 2. Venusian 2 (Live In Paris ’19) 3. Perihelion (Live In Paris ’19) 4. Crumbling Castle (Live In Paris ’19) 5. The Fourth Colour (Live In Paris ’19) 6. Deserted Dunes Welcome Weary Feet (Live In Paris ’19) 7. The Castle In The Air (Live In Paris ’19) 8. Muddy Water (Live In Paris ’19) 9. People-Vultures (Live In Paris ’19) 10. Mr. Beat (Live In Paris ’19) 11. Hot Water (Live In Paris ’19) 12. This Thing (Live In Paris ’19) 13. Billabong Valley (Live In Paris ’19) 14. Nuclear Fusion (Live In Paris ’19) 15. Anoxia (Live In Paris ’19) 16. All Is Known (Live In Paris ’19) 17. Boogieman Sam (Live In Paris ’19) 18. Mars For The Rich (Live In Paris ’19) 19. Am I In Heaven? (Live In Paris ’19)

Live at L’Olympia, Paris, France, October 14, 2019.
Recorded by our sound crew:
Sam Joseph, Stacey Wilson, Gaspard De Meulemeester
Drums: Michael Cavanagh
Guitar / Keys: Cook Craig
Harmonica / Vocals / Keys / Percussion: Ambrose Kenny-Smith
Vocals / Guitar / Keys: Stu Mackenzie
Drums: Eric Moore
Bass: Lucas Harwood
Guitar / Vocals: Joey Walker
Mixed by Stu Mackenzie
Cover design by Jason Galea

File Under: Psych
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Miharu Koshi: Tutu (Great Tracks) LP
“Tutu”, Koshi’s first album after moving to Alfa/YEN label, was produced by Haruomi Hosono. Her style, which combines cutting-edge techno-pop sound in the early 1980s with coquettish vocals, attracted a lot of attention and acclaim at the time. All tracks except one were written and composed by Koshi herself. “L’amour toujours” is a collaboration with Belgian electronic group Telex. This album was also released in The Netherlands from IDIOT Record. Artwork for this reissue is newly designed using the front cover photo of the CD reissue in 1992.

File Under: Japan, Pop
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Mackey Feary Band: s/t (Aloha Got Soul) LP
Highly coveted Hawaiian jazz/soul album. The debut album from Mackey Feary’s solo band after departing seminal contemporary Hawaiian group, Kalapana. This LP reads like a who’s who in the local 70s music scene: Nohelani Cypriano (of “Lihue” cult fame), Azure McCall (of Lemuria), Jimmy Funai (who produced Hal Bradbury’s debut), and Gaylord Holomalia (who now runs the island studio where stars record, incl. Kanye West, Jay-Z, Mariah Carey). Unlike other reissues, this Aloha Got Soul pressing includes the full version of “Powerslide” in all its 7-minute glory. An all-time classic must-have record from the Hawaiian Islands.

File Under: Jazz, Hawaii
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Mastodon: Fallen Torches (Reprise) LP
“Fallen Torches”, the acclaimed track from Mastodon’s 2020 Medium Rarities compilation, is released for RSD Drops as a limited-edition-shaped picture disc. The B-side features the previously unreleased instrumental version of “Fallen Torches”. This release is certain to become a sought-after collectible by all Mastodon fans.

File Under: Metal
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Metallica: s/t (Blackened) LP
It’s no secret that Metallica’s self-titled fifth album – aka The Black Album – is one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed records of all time with global sales of over 35 million, and a series of unrelenting singles including “Enter Sandman,” “The Unforgiven”, “Nothing Else Matters,” “Wherever I May Roam,” and “Sad But True.” Its 1991 release propelled Metallica to bona fide household name superstardom, and its impact and relevance have only grown with the years: The Black Album remains the best-selling album of the past three decades, and one of only two albums that have spent 550+ weeks on the Billboard 200. In celebration of the iconic album’s 30th anniversary, The Black Album has been newly remastered for ultimate sound quality by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, overseen by executive producer Greg Fidelman, and is presented here on 180g vinyl 2LP with an accompanying MP3 download card.

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Modest Mouse: The Golden Casket (Epic) LP
Coloured or black vinyl! Returning with their first new album in six years, Grammy-nominated multi platinum band Modest Mouse delivers their anxiously awaited seventh full-length, The Golden Casket via Epic Records. The new collection is introduced by the anthemic “We Are Between,” a song driven by Isaac Brock’s trademark vocals vacillating between sonic isolation and the support of a full chorus, with lyrics alternating between “the best” and “the worst” parts, determining that “we are somewhere between the dust and the stars.” The Golden Casket heralds another new chapter in Modest Mouse’s unpredictable evolution. Produced with Dave Sardy and Jacknife Lee in Los Angeles and in Modest Mouse’s studio in Portland, the album hovers in the liminal space between raw punk power and experimental studio science, Brock explores themes ranging from the degradation of our psychic landscapes and invisible technology, to fatherhood. The twelve tracks behave like amorphous organisms, undergoing dramatic mutations and mood swings that speak to the chronic tug-of-war between hope and despair that plays out in Brock’s head. Modest Mouse’s previous release was their 2015 album Strangers To Ourselves, which featured their No. 1 Alternative radio single “Lampshades on Fire,” and was described by NME as “brilliantly deranged.” Vinyl 2LP-set with expanded jacket.

File Under: Indie Rock
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Moonpie: s/t (P-Vine) LP
This is the one of new releases of the Groove Diggers series, the only work released in 1977 by the 8-member funky soul band “Moonpie” based in Nashville, USA.  used to be known as just collector’s items but you can listen to the high-quality sound with skillful performance and various arrangements from this record. The cover take of “Stevie Wonder / Sunshine Of My Life” is really awesome. P-VINE would like to present how their music was superb through this LP reissue. OBI strip attached.

FIle Under: Funk, Soul
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Roy Porter Sound Machine: Inner Feelings (P-Vine) LP
In the late 1960s, Roy Porter began working with a trio which he called Roy Porter Sounds and he later changed it to “Roy Porter Sound Machine” when he began to add more horns and other instruments. They released two albums “Jessica“ (1971) and “Inner Feelings“ (1975). P-VINE released them as reissue vinyl with OBI strip for the first time!

FIle Under: Jazz
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Radiohead: Kid A Mnesia (XL) LP

Triple LP PRE-ORDER

Red or Black vinyl. Out NOV 5, 2021
Radiohead announces KID A MNESIA, a multiple format triple-album release marking the 21st anniversary of Kid A and Amnesiac, out November 5th via XL Recordings. KID A MNESIA collects Radiohead’s fourth and fifth albums alongside the debut of a newly compiled third disc titled Kid Amnesiae. Exclusive to this release, Kid Amnesiae is comprised of unearthed material culled from the Kid A / Amnesiac sessions. Along with alternate versions and elements of Kid A and Amnesiac album tracks and B-Sides, Kid Amnesiae features the never-before-heard “If You Say the Word”If You Say the Word” and a previously unreleased studio recording of “Follow Me Around.”

File Under: Pop, Rock
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Kunitaka Sato: Amami’s Roaring Song (HMV) LP
Japanese RSD release! The first reissue of “Amami no Ukiuta” released in 1975 by Kunitaka Sato from Okinawa Amami Oshima, which continues to soar in the second-hand market! The long-awaited reissue of the album “Amami no Uta” released in 1975 by Kunitaka Sato, a wandering island singer who played the lyre and shamisen in various parts of Okinawa, Amami! The original version is a rare version that is popular both in Japan and overseas and is difficult to obtain, so it is one of the coveted Japanese mono-folk song fans.

File Under: Japan, Folk
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M. Sato/J. Inagaki & His Big Soul Media: Bridge Over Troubled Water (HMV) LP
Japanese RSD release! Masahiko Sato, a genius pianist who has been active in the center of the Japanese jazz scene since his first album “Palladium” released in 1969. From solo piano to big band, from hard bop to free jazz, the variety and quality are extraordinary. This work that Sato teamed up with Jiro Inagaki, a monster who pioneered the era of jazz-rock.

File Under: Jazz, Japan
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Shinichi Tanabe and Alfred the Great Brass: Kikko Matsuoka’s Love Love 25:00 (HMV) LP
Japanese RSD release! This is the only record left by Kikko Matsuoka, an actress who also hosted “11PM,” and the one-of-a-kind sexy Mondo record will be the first analog reprint. Shinichi Tanabe, who is famous for the drama accompaniment of the “Kindaichi Kosuke” series, covers the popular songs of the world in a moody manner, and the songs are arranged with a lot of sex appeal and chatter, which is overwhelmingly popular with some lovers. This work that I was proud of. It’s a masterpiece of Japanese Mondo Music, with talks that sound a little fashionable for men and women, and mellow and easy research.

File Under: Japan, Mondo, Erotica
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Soulsuckers on Parade: s/t (Minky) LP
Los Angeles independent label Minky Records is issuing two crucial, hitherto unheard slices of music recorded in the ’80s by the late L.A. punk rock legend Jeffrey Lee Pierce and his band The Gun Club. On June 12, the company will release an exclusive single version of the Pierce original “Bad Indian” and a cover of Jody Reynolds’ “Fire of Love.” This Minky 45 will be accompanied by an even more impressive vault discovery: Soulsuckers On Parade, a full-length 1984 Pierce solo recording drawn from an abortive session for the cowpunk compilation album Don’t Shoot, first released by Zippo Records in the U.K. The vocalist is supported by an all-star unit comprising guitarist Dave Alvin, drummer Bill Bateman, and the late pianist Gene Taylor, then of the hot L.A. roots combo The Blasters, and bassist Jack Waterson of Green On Red; Chris D. (Chris Desjardins, who also produced the date) and The Gun Club’s Kid Congo Powers guest on background vocals. Featuring covers of songs originated by Willie Nelson, Big Joe Turner, and Creedence Clearwater Revival, a wacky, profane blues Pierce improvisation called “New Way of Walkin’’, and a rampaging, demented seventeen-minute original, “Walkin’ Down the Street (Doin’ My Thing)”, the album will be issued as a limited edition Kelly-green vinyl LP on September 10, and an unlimited expanded CD package (with studio chatter and improvised vocals and jams) on the same day.

FIle Under: Punk
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Spiritualized: Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (Fat Possum) LP
Originally released in 1997 (on the same day as OK Computer), Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space is the third full-length effort from Jason Pierce’s post-Spacemen 3 project Spiritualized, and his most brilliant work to date. A hypnotic, narcotic, psychedelic gospel album full of confessional songs about heartbreak and drug abuse, this record is a flat out masterpiece which received a “10.0” rating from Pitchfork and that NME placed at No. 1, just ahead of the aforementioned OK Computer, in their Album of the Year Poll. The Spaceman Reissue Program edition of Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space promises to give those recordings the fullest spectrum audio and physical treatment they’ve deserved since 1992. It will be the third in this series, following Lazer Guided Melodies and Pure Phase, with 180g double albums cut from original sources by Alchemy Mastering, presented in a gatefold jacket adorned by reworked art by Mark Farrow.

File Under: Rock, Pop, Spacemen 3
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Don Tiki: Hot Like Lava (Aloha Got Soul) LP
The leaders of exotica’s turn-of-the-21st-century revival make their vinyl debut with Aloha Got Soul in 2021. Hot Like Lava collects the group’s top instrumentals for an exhilarating, paradisiacal ride through the world of tiki subculture. Don Tiki debuted from Honolulu in 1997 with the album, The Forbidden Sounds of Don Tiki, featuring the legendary Martin Denny in what would become one of his final recordings before his passing. Deepening Don Tiki’s roots is the band’s percussionist and bird caller, Lopaka Colon, son of exotica’s founding member, Augie Colon.

File Under: Exotica
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Tomorrow’s People: Open Soul (P-Vine) LP
One of the rarest albums pursued by soul-funk-rare groove freaks all over the world is officially reissued with the original jacket for the first time! Originally released in 1976 from Chicago’s local label Stage Productions. This is the only album by a six-member soul band “TOMORROW’S PEOPLE” led by the four Burton brothers, and the original version is traded with almost no market. It is no exaggeration to say that it is the ultimate collector’s record that everyone wants once, such as always exceeding the US $1,000!

FIle Under: Funk, Soul, Rare Groove
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Vasaeleth: Cryptborn and Tethered To Ruin (20 Buck Spin) LP
Repressed! In 2010, death metal duo Vasaeleth released their debut LP Cryptborn and Tethered to Ruin, a violent, domineering march of unholy blasphemy. Equal parts blasting chaos and slowed-down battery, Cryptborn was a monstrous album that instantly signaled Vasaeleth as a top contender to the US death metal throne. Released on vinyl by the resolutely underground Swedish label Blood Harvest in limited quantity, the scorching LP has been out of print for some time, demanding increasing sums on the secondhand market. 20 Buck Spin now makes Cryptborn available domestically on vinyl to the pleasure of all wrathful deities. “It’s the kind of primitive metal that will thrill those who’ve grown jaded with death’s current direction…” —PopMatters.com “Cryptborn and Tethered to Ruin makes you feel like you are locked in the confines of a prison for the damned, where the cries of the insane keep you awake at all hours.” —About.com “With its brutally low guttural vocals, thick old school guitar riffs, and wall of drum beats working in the background, this low-production album invokes a dense and hellish atmosphere and imagery.” —SputnikMusic.com [4.5/5 Rating] “It’s classic death metal to the marrow: dark, dingy, and dangerous, simultaneously bucking ‘core and retro trends, the kind of music that inspires adolescent animal sacrifices and ritual suicides.” —MetalPsalter.com

File Under: Metal
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Kiyoshi Yamaya: Ryukyu (HMV) LP
Japanese RSD release! Kiyoshi Yamaya, an important person from Japanese mono to folk songs, has a new memory of the release of the 7-inch “Japanese Traditional Melodies Selected and Edited by MURO” that was selected and edited by MURO in 2018. The long-awaited straight reissue of “Ryukyu” released in 1976, which is popular not only in Japan but also overseas, and the original version is difficult to obtain! A must-have for Japanese mono-folk song fans.

FIle Under: Japan, Folk
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Sai Yoshiko: Mikkou (P-Vine) LP
Mikkou (1976) – Her 2nd album is also a masterpiece that explores Yoshiko Sai’s fantasy and exotic feelings. Like a gentle inner trip to what you hear, The Silk Road wanders in the brain of a sleepless night.

File Under: Japan
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Various: Los Angeles Free Music Society 1974-1983 (Vinyl on Demand) BOX
Los Angeles Free Music Society 1974-1984 is the third big box collection of the work of the Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS). This box focuses on early solo and compilation cassette releases and singles that were produced in very small quantities issued now on vinyl for the first time. All tracks have been remastered from the best original sources for the greatest sound fidelity possible. There’s also a double album of deep archive material that has never been released in any format. A total of 13 LPs, one 7″, complete, full-size recreations of the six volumes of the LAFMS magazine publication Light Bulb, a 56-page book of rare photos, graphics and notes, plus a t-shirt and a pair of 3D glasses for special feature graphics. All delivered in a black wooden box. Produced, art directed and designed by Tom Recchion.

File Under: Experimental
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Sibylle Baier: Colour Green (Orange Twin) LP
Bitchin’ Bajas: Baja Fresh (Drag City) CS
Harold Budd: In The Mist (Darla) LP
Butthole Surfers: Rembrandt Pussyhorse (Latino Bugger Veil) LP
Nuno Canavarro: Plux Quba (Drag City) LP
Tony Conrad with Faust: Outside the Dream Syndicate (Superior Viaduct) LP
Death: For the Whole World to See (Drag City) LP
Frigate: Dreams of the Deep (DQ Records) LP
Fuzz: s/t (In the Red) LP
Guided By Voices: Bee Thousand (Scat) LP
Guided By Voices: Vampire on Titus (Scat) CS
Jesus & Mary Chain: Stoned & Dethroned (1972) LP
Needles // Pins: s/t (Dirt Cult) LP
O Yuki Conjugate: Ambiguism (Vinyl On Demand) BOX
Rapoon: Ghost from a Machine (Vinyl on Demand) BOX
Silver Jews: American Water (Drag City) LP
Silver Jews: Bright Flight (Drag City) LP
Six Organs of Admittance: Dust & Chimes (Holy Mountain) LP
Six Organs of Admittance: Sun Awakens (Drag City) LP
Solid Space: Space Museum (Dark Entries) LP
Sonic Youth: Bad Moon Rising (Goofin’) LP
Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation (Goofin’) LP
Sonic Youth: Evol (Goofin’) LP
Sonic Youth: Sister (Goofin’) LP
Unknown Me: Bishintai (Not not Fun) CS
Wild Tchoupitoulas: s/t (Jackpot) LP
Various: Wamono A to Z Vol. 1 – Japanese Jazz Funk & Rare Groove 1968-1980 (180g) LP

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