…..news letter #878 – counting down…..

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s only about 10 shopping days left before Christmas. I hope you are more prepared at this point than I am. Anyway, lots of restocks coming in every day and there’s still some sweet new releases trickling in as well. We’ve been getting re-ups on accessories as well.

Don’t forget about the Rega Turntable sale that is going on right now as well….

Rega RP1 – $399 (reg $449)
Rega Planar 1 – $449 (reg. $599)
Rega Planar 2 – $599 (reg. $799)
Rega Planar 3 – $1299 (reg. $1499)
Rega Planar 6 w/ Exact Cartridge – $1999 (reg. $2499)
Rega Planar 6 w/ Ania Cartridge – $2199 (reg. $2799)

This sale is on while supplies last! Stock is dwindling, so if you are thinking about picking something up, or hoping someone will pick something up for you, best not to wait too long!

Annnnnnd if you didn’t have a chance to come down, we still have our 50% off crates out for the time being, so come have a dig and save save save!

Oh ya… and if you follow us on Instagram, you know we bought some amazing used stuff in the last few weeks. If you don’t follow us on Instagram, WHY NOT?! And now you know.

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…..pick of the week…..

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Drew McDowall: The Third Helix (Dais) LP
For this third release on Dais, Drew McDowall reaches into concept, ritual, and immersion, in an exercise of unravelling the DNA of hallucination. The Third Helix is McDowall’s product of deconstructive exploration, twisting the fibers of being into new structure, shape, pattern, and pulse, without reconstituting its inscribed template. Featuring eight new tracks of McDowall’s dark, experimental electronics, including the opener “Rhizome”, The Third Helix is a churning descent into emotion, provoking thought and reflection while carving out haunting space only to fill it with baffling and wondrous structures of layered sound. McDowall solidifies himself as an architect who transforms otherworldly materials into something fascinating and challenging in the process. Packaged within a thick sturdy matte sleeve jacket featuring artwork/design by artist J.S. Aurelius (Ascetic House / Marshstepper). FOR FANS OF: Coil, Tim Hecker, The Haxan Cloak, emptyset, Fennesz, Cut Hands, Raime.

File Under: Ambient, Electronic, Industrial, Coil
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Brainbombs: Burning Hell (Armageddon) LP
Armageddon Shop is proud to announce the long-awaited reissue of the BRAINBOMBS’ first album Burning Hell. Originally released in 1992 on the Blackjack label. After many years out of print in the USA, it has been freshly re-cut for this vinyl release by CARL SAFF at Saff Mastering (Fu Manchu, Elder, The Residents, Pallbearer). Ltd to 600 copies on black vinyl with download. Nine tracks of abrasive noise rock that will drill into your skull. Abrasive music that surges with hypnotic Stooges riffs that have been laced with acid and drenched in the sweat of physical fear and danger. Mutated and disorienting songs with lyrics that deliver first person accounts of the most disturbing and darkest events that are part of the human experience… Murder, sex, drugs, blood, and violence.

File Under: Punk, Noise Rock
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Brainbombs: Fucking Mess (Armageddon) LP
Armageddon Shop is proud to announce the long-awaited reissue of the BRAINBOMBS’ fifth album Fucking Mess. Originally released in Sweden in 2008 on the Lystring label, it quickly sold through two pressings. After many years out of print, it will be available for the first time domestically in the USA. It has been freshly re-cut for this vinyl release by CARL SAFF Saff Mastering (Fu Manchu, Elder, The Residents, Pallbearer). Ltd to 600 copies on black vinyl with download. Seven tracks of blown out noise rock from the depths of Sweden’s sub/urban landscape. Blood soaked lurching riffs taking you through a horrific police report. An audio notebook filled with disturbing and murderous events. A serial killer walking down a dark road listening to a blown out cassette on a dying walkman as he wipes the blood off his hands and into the dirt… In their own words: “Brainbombs Fucking Mess as a testament/funeral. BB found previous releases to be too naive, this time it’s for real.”

File Under: Punk, Noise Rock
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John Coltrane: 1963: New Directions (Impulse) BOX
In tomorrow... Jazz icon John Coltrane has his 1963 masters collected in the 5LP box set entitled 1963: New Directions. The new Impulse! collection features material from Trane’s recordings during that year from the albums Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Dear Old Stockholm, Newport ‘63 and Live at Birdland. 1963 came to be regarded as a point of transition between his previous jazz masterpieces and the genre-expanding music he went on to create. The recently-released Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album was recorded by Coltrane’s Classic Quartet on March 6, 1963. The following day, they went on to record standards with the American jazz singer and ballad specialist Johnny Hartman, for the John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman album, which went on to great success. Coltrane was the most relentlessly exploratory musician in jazz history. His musical and spiritual journeys were intertwined and took him to places far beyond the reaches of any musician before, during or after his time on the planet. Trane’s tonal and textural approaches on the tenor saxophone, his rhythmically complex soloing along with his signature modal melodic and harmonic compositional structures influenced generations of musicians across multiple genres (jazz, rock, avant-garde, experimental).

File Under: Jazz
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Die Form: Some Experiences With Shock (Dark Entries) LP
Die Form is a French post-industrial and electronic band formed in 1977 as the primary project of electronic musician and multimedia artist Philippe Fichot. He began by recording a number of experimental cassette releases in the late 1970s and formed the Bain Total label to release these early cassettes, as well as various side projects such as Krylon Hertz, Camera Obscura, Eva-Johanna Reichstag, Hurt and Fine Automatic. The name ‘Die Form’ means ‘(the) form/shape’ in German and is a play on the English homonym ‘deformed’ and on the French homonym ‘difforme’ (deformed). With ‘Some Experiences with Shock’, originally issued in 1984, Die Form return to sadistic pleasures. The album is a rare example of medical music, horribly sordid moreover, adding a more extreme dimension to their work. The first side, “Survival & Determination”, contains 7 tracks recorded in studio with analog equipment are the direct realization of previous works. In contrast the second side, “Lacerations & Immolation”, contains 5 songs improvised in the fever of paramedical oppression, with aggressive sonorities from new digital synthesizers. Devoted to the madness (the phantom of Antonin Artaud is not far) and handling the machines with instinct, Die Form advance on the way of industrial electronic creation, without concession. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Each copy comes is housed in a replica of the original jacket designed by Philipe Fichot and includes a long post card insert with liner notes.

File Under: Electronic, Industrial
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Fall: Totale’s Turn (Superior Viaduct) LP
Given The Fall’s penchant for iconoclasm, it’s no surprise that they decided to say goodbye to the ’70s with a series of gigs at Northern England’s gruffest halls. The band’s formidable live show was met with even more derision and disorder than customary during these late ’79 and early ’80 performances, and they skillfully amplified such sentiments back at the crowd. Totale’s Turns, The Fall’s first live album, was released on Rough Trade just prior to their pivotal third album, 1980’s Grotesque. “The difference between you and us is that we have brains,” shouts Mark E. Smith to open Totale’s Turns as the band breaks into the rollicking “Fiery Jack,” their latest single at the time. Each player is at their jagged best: Marc Riley and Craig Scanlon’s splintering guitars, Steve Hanley’s thunderous bass and Smith’s combative sneer reverberate over “Rowche Rumble,” “Choc-Stock” and “Spectre Vs. Rector” more than any studio would ever allow. Totale’s Turns never panders to live-record conventions, serving instead as a gripping exhibit of The Fall en masse and arguably the most accurate document of the group to date. Superior Viaduct’s edition is the first time that Totale’s Turns has been available on vinyl domestically. Liner notes by Brian Turner.

File Under: Punk
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Foxwarren: s/t (Arts & Crafts) LP
In tomorrow... Foxwarren’s backstory reads like a page torn from the manual of rock & roll authenticity. They are siblings and childhood friends who formed a band in college. They went on to live as roommates and recorded an album in the basement of a rented house. Even the band’s namesake comes from the brothers (Avery and Darryl) Kissick’s family home. The band’s self-titled debut is subtle and thoughtful, it draws parallels to frontman Andy Shauf’s solo work while leaning on collaboration and looseness rather than Shauf’s meticulous arrangements. Where Shauf leaves space for orchestration, Foxwarren take time to ruminate on passages and themes. Propped up by warm driving rhythms and a familiar voice, and colored with soft electronics and coarse guitars, it’s a record that ultimately hinges on sincerity. It captures the feeling of friends pushing each other, of a band looking inward for inspiration instead of outward for influence. It’s a record that sat finished for years and almost never saw the light of day. We should count our lucky stars that they’ve decided to share it.

File Under: Indie Rock, Andy Shauf
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leimerLeimer: Music for Land & Water (Les Giants) LP
“Music for Land and Water was produced in 1983 following completion of my work on the Imposed Order and The Neo-Realist (at Risk) albums. Acting as a sort of proto- lower case construct, MFLAW was composed for an ensemble of four closed-loop tape players — each player running a different duration loop — as part of a month-long gallery installation. Instrumentation was limited to a Moog and a Sequential Circuits synthesizer and a Hohner Pianet. Processing was simple: a Lexicon delay line, some spring reverbs and basic tape manipulation. Pitch and time compatible phrases and fragments were duped against a uniform click track, edited, isolated and mixed down to the four monaural closed tape loops. It was later “performed” in a presentation including works by Marc Barreca and Steve Fisk in Seattle’s Seward Park open-air amphitheater.” K. Leimer, July 2018

File Under: Ambient, New Age
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Loscil: Submers (Kranky) LP
Scott Morgan’s second Loscil full-length, Submers, took inspiration from salvaged Time Life classical music albums and “the indelible mystery of submarines and the deep sea.” Composed using a custom-built Max / MSP sequencer—with no external samplers, synthesizers, or acoustic instruments involved—the limitations of the process shaped these masterful, minimal compositions. Each piece was produced as a live mix, direct to disk, with no separated tracks. Originally issued in November of 2002 on compact disc, Kranky is now making these timeless recordings available on vinyl for the first time. All of these tracks are named after submarines, the final cut being a requiem for the crew of the ill fated Russian nuclear vessel Kursk. Recorded at home using only samples as sound sources, the album is rife with sourceless echoes, steely surfaces and ominous melodic and rhythmic undertows. The sifted melodies are layered over muffled, clicking and pulsing rhythm tracks with an appropriately aquatic feel to the tracks.  “This is seriously gorgeous stuff that just happens to be the right sort of thing for drifting into another consciousness. A tuned-out heaven perfect for dreaming.” —Pitchfork

File Under: Ambient, Electronic
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Marked Men: On The Other Side (Dirtnap) LP
On The Other Side collects all non-album tracks released by The Marked Men, originally released in the period between 2003 and 2010 on labels such as Dirtnap, Swami, No Idea, Shit Sandwich, and Mortville, plus two never-before-heard unreleased tracks from deep in the vault. It’s hard to believe that it’s been close to fifteen years since Dirtnap first released a Marked Men record. Since then, the label has done close to twenty releases by the band member’s various bands (Marked Men, Radioactivity, High Tension Wires, Potential Johns, Mind Spiders). Counting the releases Mark Ryan and / or Jeff Burke have had a hand in recording, that number goes even higher. It’s a relationship that continues to this day; if there is / has been a “flagship band” for the label, Marked Men and their various offshoots are it. Although they continue to play a handful of shows each year, the band hasn’t released any new material since 2009 (the last album came out in 2008), and they have no plans to do so, so this compilation is as close to a new album as one is going to get. The band’s affinity for fast, choppy power chords and manic energy is in evidence here, as the band stretches its legs throughout these solid closing credits and shows why they were one of the leaders of a sound that has never gone (or will go) out of style.

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Scientist: In The Kingdom of Dub (Superior Viaduct) LP
Hopeton Brown, better known as Scientist, has been a pioneering figure in the world of dub for 40 years. His early love of electronics proved fruitful when (still a teenager) he was hired at King Tubby’s studio in Kingston. Brown quickly ascended the ranks and became heir to Tubby’s throne, producing imaginative and technically impressive mixes that solidified his forward-looking nickname. Originally released in 1981, In The Kingdom Of Dub remains one of the best early LPs in Scientist’s long career. Produced by Roy Cousins at Channel One and featuring Sly & Robbie along with members of The Revolutionaries, The Aggrovators and The Soul Syndicate, the album offers a wide range of arresting rhythms, bold effect drops and exquisitely melodic bass. From “18 Drumalie Avenue Dub” (a reference to King Tubby’s address) to “Burning Sun Dub,” Scientist lays down a veritable roadmap of dub —filled with disintegrating echoes of satiny organ and textural guitar—firmly cementing his place as one of the true innovators in Jamaican popular music.

File Under: Reggae, Dub
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Produced by Helge Sten (Deathprod), ’14’ is the latest blinder from his avant-jazz-supergroup with Arve Henriksen and Ståle Storløkken, a.k.a. Norway’s Supersilent… Arriving more than 20 years since the trio’s debut, ’14’ finds their improvisational formula of trumpet, voice, keys and electronics generating some of the most phantasmic sound images imaginable. At only 33 minutes wide, ’14’ is also one the shortest Supersilent albums in memory, revolving around 12 succinct pieces ranging in length from 1 minute to nearly 6, and tiled like an abstract, tessellating mosaic of ideas, rent in 3D by Sten’s bespoke Audiovirus system of analog oscillators and vintage tape machines. Incredible,evocative and fuucked up music for late nights and isolation – a huge recommendation.

File Under: Jazz, Improv, Ambient
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thouThou: Inconsolable (Community) LP
Inconsolable is a collaborative companion EP to 2018’s full-length Magus – offering 8 Thou compositions expressing the band’s ongoing confrontation with the grotesquerie and power of modern civilization with a unique focus on melodic vocal and string performances by the band and guests. Inconsolable stands apart from any other Thou release as the first they would call “acoustic” for a radical instrumental stride away from the heavy, electric instrumentation that’s seen them relegated to such genres as sludge, doom, stoner metal, post-metal, grunge, and post-hardcore but, despite this, establishes its potency in acoustic guitar, violin, and other strings and melodious lead vocals by guest performers KC Stafford, Emily McWilliams, Melissa Guion, Nicole Estill, Jacques Boudreaux, Michael Moss, Clayton Hunt, and Dr. Scott Francioni. Thou frontman and pillar of New Orleans’ DIY culture, Bryan Funck, would appear to be totally absent for the album’s lack of his signature vocals. But, to those of us who have worked with Funck in New Orleans and beyond, his voice manifests just as presently on Inconsolable in other signature contributions such as philosophically pessimist lyrics, his self-effacing support of his community, the ironic streak that he likes to use as a smokescreen, and, of course the brutally obscure Nirvana worship. Thou’s Inconsolable is a collaborative album that, unlike ever before, offers Thou’s love of dark, 90s guitar pop beyond the macabre, through the macabre.

File Under: Metal
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“Double Seven, released by Trojan in late 1973, was the last album Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry would release on the label for some considerable time, and it was essentially the final album project he put together before establishing his own Black Ark studio. Opening track ‘Kentucky Skank’ sets the tone with a slow creeper whose frying sounds underscore its role as a praise song to the Colonel’s KFC recipes; the cosmic Moog blips come courtesy of Ken Elliott at Camden’s Chalk Farm studio, also prominently featured on U-Roy’s double-tracked, stereo-panned gambling ode ‘Double Six.’ David Isaacs’ ‘Just Enough’ was cut a few years prior, which makes it slightly out of phase with the rest of the set, though the enigmatic ‘In The Iaah’ sounds mightily fresh, with its uncredited chorus said to come courtesy of the Wailers. Perry’s own ‘Jungle Lion’ has hilarious roars from the maestro at the start, strangely grafted atop a reggae re-make of Al Green’s ‘Love and Happiness.’ “Overall, Double Seven melds the soul, funk, reggae and dub elements that were constant in Perry’s work during this phase. His enhanced audio spectrum and endless reference points would keep his music continually apart from that made by his peers.” —David Katz (excerpt from the liner notes)

File Under: Reggae
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Upsetters: Scratch The Upsetter Again (Antarctica Starts Here) LP
“The inventive record producer and vocalist Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry was involved in every musical shift of note in his native Jamaica, from the rhythm and blues that pre-dated the arrival of ska in the early 1960s through the slower and more spacious rocksteady style that appeared mid-decade and, of course, the frenetic sound of reggae, which he helped to birth as an independent producer during the late 1960s. Operating as ‘The Upsetter’ from his base in a downtown Kingston record shop, Perry found his greatest success with instrumental music during this phase, the organ and saxophone re-castings of standard vocal issues proving exceptionally popular overseas. “Scratch The Upsetter Again surfaced early in 1970 as a largely instrumental set, but with dreamy reverb a hefty feature and keyboards veering away from standard organ motifs. Dave Barker, who was soon to hit the pop charts as part of Dave & Ansel Collins, tackles The Shirelles’ ‘Will You Still Love Me’ in soul reggae mode, only for Perry to shift things towards the emerging dub spectrum with ‘Take One.’ “As Perry inched ever closer to the dub experimentation he would turn into an art form at his own Black Ark studio later in the decade, Scratch The Upsetter Again shows him moving away from the standard approaches of his competitors in his quest to test the very limits of recorded sound. And reggae was all the richer for it.” —David Katz (excerpt from the liner notes)

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Neil Young: Songs for Judy (Reprise) LP
Songs For Judy is a thoroughly engaging collection of live acoustic performances culled from Neil Young’s November 1976 solo tour and features twenty-two songs recorded at various cities along the tour. This song cycle of live recordings is particularly powerful and unique. Young had spent much of the year traveling around the world on tour with Crazy Horse. When touring on his own, he recharged and focused on songs that would not surface in recorded form for several years. Of the albums many treasures, “No One Seems To Know” would not see the light of day until now and it remains unreleased in any other iteration. The raw versions of the tracks found on Songs For Judy reflect an artist completely unvarnished and unafraid to allow the songs to breathe and to find their own shape when performed in a solo setting. Songs written in that era would come into focus and then seemingly disappear only to re-enter Young’s orbit somewhere down the road. “White Line” and “Give Me Strength” are such examples of finding the light in 1990 and 2017 respectively. It’s also fascinating to hear Young revisit early gems such as Buffalo Springfield’s “Mr. Soul” (1967), “Here We Are In The Years” (1968), and “The Losing End” (1969) from some of his earliest solo recordings which remain as timeless as ever. Curated by director Cameron Crowe and producer/photographer Joel Bernstein, both of whom contribute to the fascinating liner notes, Songs for Judy marks the debut release from Young’s Reprise Records imprint, Shakey Pictures Records. “The tour had been so satisfying, and so different from all that rock would become in the ensuing years, something indelible was captured in our humble collection,” explains Crowe. “Listening to it today is a little like discovering postcards from home. It was a precious time in Neil Young’s journey, a breath of oxygen in between some of his biggest adventures.” Songs For Judy captures lightning in a bottle, illuminated for all time here on double vinyl!

File Under: Rock, Folk
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…..Restocks…..

Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works (R&S) LP
Beatles: White Album (Apple) 4LP BOX
Bell Witch: Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore) LP
Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago (Jagjaguwar) LP
Can: Ege Bamyasi (Spoon) LP
John Coltrane: Crescent (Impulse) LP
Dedekind Cut: Tahoe (Kranky) LP
Elder: Dead Roots Stirring (Armageddon) LP
Elder: Lore (Armageddon) LP
Emperor: Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk (Spinefarm) LP
Electric Citizen: Helltown (Riding Easy) LP
John Fahey: Blind Joe Death (Takoma) LP
Fall: Hex Enduction Hour (Superior Viaduct) LP
Tim Hecker: Ravedeath 1972 (Kranky) LP
Tim Hecker: Virgins (Kranky) LP
Tim Hecker: Konoyo (Kranky) LP
Hiro Kone: Pure Expenditure (Dais) LP
Idles: Joy as an Act of Resistance (Partisan) LP
JPEGMafia: Veteran (Deathbomb Arc) LP
Kinks: Village Green Preservation Society (Sanctuary) LP
Kraftwerk: Radio-Activity (EMI) LP
Kraftwerk: Man Machine (EMI) LP
Kraftwerk: Tour de France (EMI) LP
Liquid Liquid: Optimo (Superior Viaduct) LP
Curtis Mayfield: Curtis/Live! (Antarctica Starts Here) LP
Thelonious Monk: Monks Mood (Prestige) LP
Thelonious Monk: Monk’s Dream (Waxtime) LP
Moondog: Story of Moondog (4 Men With Beards) LP
Oh Sees: Help (In The Red) LP
Oh Sees: Mutilator Defeated At Last (Castleface) LP
Oh Sees: Smote Reverser (Castleface) LP
Oh Sees: Warm Slime (In The Red) LP
Om: Advaitic Songs (Drag City) LP
Om: Conference Of the Birds (Holy Mountain) LP
Om: Variations On A Theme (Holy Mountain) LP
OST: Solaris (Superior Viaduct) LP
Ben Pirani: How Do I Talk To My Brother (Colemine) LP
Steve Reich: Four Organs/Phase (Superior Viaduct) LP
Ty Segall: Manipulator (Drag City) LP
Solid Space: Space Museum (Dark Entries) LP
Space Lady: Greatest Hits (Mississippi) LP
Jon Spencer: Spencer Sing the Hits (In The Red) LP
Spiritualized: And Nothing Hurt (Fat Possum) LP
Spiritualized: Ladies & Gentlemen We are Floating In Space (Plain) LP
Stereolab: Mars Audiac Quintet (1972) LP
Stereolab: Sound-dust (1972) LP
Suicide: s/t (Superior Viaduct) LP
Ween: Mollusk (Plain) LP
Windhand: s/t (Forcefield) LP
ZNR: Barricade 3 (Superior Viaduct) LP

 

 

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…..news letter #877 – rip pete…..

Well, Christmas is just around the corner and if you didn’t do all your shopping during our Anniversary sale, you are in luck, cuz there’s loads of great new stuff in this week. We’ve also got loads of great gift ideas that AREN’T records too… brushes, magazines, shirts, mats, frames and so on!

Don’t forget about the Rega Turntable sale that is going on right now as well….

Rega RP1 – $399 (reg $449)
Rega Planar 1 – $449 (reg. $599)
Rega Planar 2 – $599 (reg. $799)
Rega Planar 3 – $1299 (reg. $1499)
Rega Planar 6 w/ Exact Cartridge – $1999 (reg. $2499)
Rega Planar 6 w/ Ania Cartridge – $2199 (reg. $2799)

This sale is on while supplies last! So if you are thinking about picking something up, or hoping someone will pick something up for you, best not to wait too long!

Annnnnnd if you didn’t have a chance to come down, we still have our 50% off crates out for the time being, so come have a dig and save save save!

Oh ya… and if you follow us on Instagram, you know we bought some amazing used stuff in the last few weeks. If you don’t follow us on Instagram, WHY NOT?! And now you know.

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Black Merlin: Kosua (Island of the Gods) LP
Back in 2015, George Thompson aka Black Merlin started a deep love affair with the remote island of Papua New Guinea. After his first album, Hipnotik Tradisi (2016) was released on Island Of The Gods, George was intrigued to find a place drenched in culture and untouched by the western world. In 2016, George planned his first solo expedition, venturing out to meet the Kosua tribe. Over the course of the next two years, George would record the sounds of the Kosua people, from their daily lives to ancient dance customs and wildlife. During one of these trips he spent 14 days alone in the jungle, getting in and out of the Mount Bosavi crater and a further three days inside recording and filming his experience. These recordings and experiences formed the basis of his second album, Kosua.

File Under: Ambient, Field Recordings, Electronic
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In tomorrow…. Back in stock, bet you didn’t realize we had this for a blink of an eye already, but this time, we’ve got plenty to go around… in theory. Jóhann Jóhannssonn is recognised as one of the best modern film composers. His score to ‘The Theory Of Everything’ won a Golden Globe for Best Original Score and was nominated for the same Academy Award, whilst his stunning work on ‘Sicario’ also earned him the Academy Award nomination for best score. His other notable works include ‘Arrival’, ‘Prisoners’ and ‘The Mercy’. The Mandy score was co-produced by Jóhann and Randall Dunn. It features Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley on guitar. The album was later assembled with the help of co-producers Pepijn Caudron and Yair Glotman.

File Under: Ambient, Electronic, OST
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In tomorrow…. Beverly Glenn-Copeland was born in Philadelphia USA but this jazz folk album was recorded in Canada for the CBC in-house label and only released to CBC radio stations. Stand out tracks include the amazing ‘Don’t Despair’ and ‘Good Morning Blues’, both written by Copeland, and a psych jazz reprise of the first track ‘Don’t Despair’. Incredibly rare, originals of this LP have been known to sell for up to USD$1500 in the market place. Having transitioned to a man, Glenn Copeland is still recording and playing his incredible music today.

File Under: Jazz, Folk
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Damily: Valimbilo (Bongo Joe) LP
In tomorrow….  June 2017, France. It’s 40° both inside and outside. At Studio Black Box, in the Haut Anjou, it is as if you were there, in Madagascar. And when the tape recorders start rotating, the musicians’ imagination feeds off the guts of their music : Malagasy bush, tropical heat, red dirt, sand, drought, corn, cassava, cockcrow, mooing zebus, lambahoany (fabric), leaf hut, fotaky house (mud), dust, portable generator, music, rhum, bodies frantically dancing wether in the dark or under the blazing sun…Tsapiky. The album shall be named Valimbilo. Bilo is a disease which strikes one’s mental health, depression is what western societies call it. When one is diagnosed with « voany bilo », a precise medical treatment is engaged and performed without doctors, nor medicine. To vanquish bilo, one has to use music. The sorcerer solely decides upon the “good” day (the day which gathers the most positive aspects of the astrological conjuncture) to operate: the extended family hosts a ceremony ruled by many taboos, which can last up to a few days, and in which only one remedy is applied in high dosage : some Tsapiky. They are “doctor” musicians whom talent is source of the cure. They play for the patient, who has to be facing the orchestra : all of their attention is focused on the bilo, dancing in the sick person’s body : It has to be awaken, seduced, surprised and attacked from every angle before it is pressured, pressured until KO, until it can’t take the it anymore, stuffed with music. Then the patient is relieved, discharged, and the ceremony is over. During the entirety of the ceremony, the patient picks a person who helps him/her get the bilo out of his/her system, this is what we call “valimbilo”, literally “husband/wife of the bilo”

File Under: World, Folk
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Franco Lee Ezute: Onye Kata Obia (Bongo Joe) LP
In tomorrow…. The 1970s and 80s saw the rise of the Ukwuani style in Nigerian highlife. A funky fusion of the laidback, mellifluous guitar lines characteristic of Igbo highlife with the rugged, animated rhythm section of Edo dance music, the sound was a sensation that made stars of musicians like Rogana Ottah, Steady Arobby, King Love A.U., Bob Fred and Chief John Okpor. One of the most consistent players in this field, though, was General Franco Lee Ezute, leader of the Harmony Kings International Band. Bongo Joe is proud to present this deluxe reissue of Onye Kata Obia, one of the Harmony Kings’ most underrated albums. Full of electrifying guitar work and intoxicating rhythms, it is sure to keep the crowd dancing!

File Under: African, Highlife
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Altin Gun: On (Bongo Joe) LP
In tomorrow…. On their debut album ‘On’ (Bongo Joe Records), the band show what happens when you open doors between Turkish folk songs which were passed on from generation to generation on the one hand and a dirty blend of funk rhythms, wah-wah guitars and analogue organs on the other. The Amsterdammers who come from various backgrounds (Turkish but also Indonesian and Dutch) comfortably create their work in the adventurous no-man’s land that exists between these two worlds. Older generations of Turkish musicians have also experimented with opening doors between previously unconnected sonic worlds. During the seventies, artists such as Baris Manço, Selda Bağcan and Erkin Koray practiced a way of songwriting and composing similar to Altin Gün’s. They took the music played during the festive occasions and serious formalities of their childhood, folk songs backed by a traditional Turkish string instrument called the saz. To this, they added the techniques and vibes of their times and the result then went on to become a distinct Turkish sound during 1972-1977 which even today still sounds rich, danceable and (alright then!) heavily mind bending. The Altin Gün band members first encountered this music in various ways: through their upbringing, via friends or after finding life changing compilations in record shops. Their own personal discoveries eventually led them to collectively open doors to crowds everywhere across Europe, from the Into the Great Wide Open festival in Netherlands to Istanbul, from Ghent to Geneva and from Ravenna back to Amsterdam; people all across Europe fell in love with Altin Gün’s unusual combination of familiar sounds. Manço, Bağcan and Koray have all influenced Altin Gün, but their foremost inspiration is Neşet Ertaş, a Turkish folk musician whose musical legacy is invaluable. Comparisons are almost impossible to make but imagine someone with the same impact and status as Bob Dylan or George Gerschwin and you’re getting close. Many of the songs he wrote have become standards in Turkey, national treasures which are cherished up until the present day. Altin Gün retain the lyrical and thematic structure of Ertaş’s songs, though they often alter their time signatures and add fuzzy bass sounds, sweltering organ sounds and raw saz riffs. Ertaş wrote the majority of the songs on the album even if these are hardly recognisable after all the work Altin Gün have done on them. The songs have universal themes such as love, death, desire and destiny. It is touching music that makes you want to move and massages your soul all at once. Music that sounds familiar but different. Music that’s deeply emotional even for someone who doesn’t speak a word of Turkish. Let Altin Gün open that door for you and get ready to indulge in their fresh and beautiful sound.

File Under: Turkish, Psych, Funk
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Ric Kaestner: Music for Massage II (Sifted Sand) LP
In tomorrow…. 5 Years after the New Age cult-classic album Music For Massage hit the shelves, it’s sequel was silently released. Never intended for consumer sale, Music For Massage II was only known to a select few masseuses and tape collectors. The very definition of esoteric. Musically, it’s both an homage to how far the genre had come in those 5 years and served as a predictor of what was to come. Comprising elements of Folk, Drone, Ambient, Ethereal, Minimal, Modern Classical, the recording is quintessential of all things New Age. These are sounds meant to induce healing, therapy, and relaxation. Hand crafted by Ric Kaestner and inspired in part by an encounter with one of the fathers of modern music, John Cage, for actual massage or for casual listening, it holds its own almost four decades later.

File Under: Ambient, New Age
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Morricone Youth: Danger: Diabolik (Country Club) LP
In tomorrow…. Release of Morricone Youth’s live re-score of Mario Bava’s 1968 Italian comic series “Danger: Diabolik” on 150g blue vinyl. The fifth release in the NYC film soundtrack band’s live re-score series.

File Under: OST, Morricone
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Mumford & Sons: Delta (Glassnote) LP
Since the release of Wilder Mind in May 2015, and the collaborative Johannesburg mini-album in the Summer of 2016, Mumford & Sons have found a rich, prolific vein of form in the writing for the Paul Epworth-produced Delta. Where Wilder Mind harnessed a widescreen electric sound that seemed custom built to be belted back to them from the festival main stages, Delta loses none of that sense of scale, but couples it with an intimacy that has so successfully combined to make Mumford & Sons one of the biggest bands of recent years. Delta is a record of differing shades, colors and textures. It’s also a record that marks ten years since Mumford & Sons formed and draws on that shared experience of being on and off the road. It’s a moving collection of songs perhaps more intimate and expansive, both lyrically and musically, than ever before. Introspective and reflective but married with those ecstatic stadium-sized dynamics.

File Under: Indie Folk
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Jonny Nash & Suzanne Kraft: Passive Aggressive (Melody As Truth) LP
Dream collaboration between Jonny Nash and like minded ambient soul, Suzanne Kraft. Produced in 2016 and “in close proximity to the M56 Motorway”, which, weirdly enough, lulls me to sleep every night. We’d imagine that Passive Aggressive is intended to do the same thing, operating at such lowlit and hushed levels that it’s almost hard not to be seduced to slumber by its sandman tones. It really is best consumed whole, but if you’ve got a shorter attention span or need some highlights, check for the deliciously off key tone of Small Town and the ambient jazz nocturne, Hanging Glass Structure and you’ll instantly know the vibe.

File Under: Ambient, Electronic
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OST: A Quiet Place (Death Waltz) LP
In tomorrow…. An incredibly tense monster movie as original as it is scary, 2018 blockbuster A Quiet Place is the second directorial feature from John Krasinski. The score by Marco Beltrami is an absolute tour-de-force – it’s basically another character in the film. It can be forceful and bludgeoning one minute, and quiet and reflective the next. His players twist their instruments to generate tones and textures not usually associated with them; the layers of sound and percussion on display are incredible. Opening track “It Hears You” is reminiscent of a classic Planet Of The Apes cue; it’s disquieting and slightly wonky but has an incredible hook that immediately lets you know you are in horror territory. Contrastingly, “A Quiet Family” is a beautiful piano track that reminds you of the life the family lived before a world of monsters took over. The pianos are detuned and electronics are layered over traditional instruments to create something truly unsettling. 180g vinyl pressing with artwork by Matt Ryan Tobin adorning a 425gsm gatefold spot varnish jacket.

File Under: OST
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In tomorrow…. Mondo is thrilled to premiere the next in our on-going CASTLEVANIA soundtrack series with the PC-Engine title CASTLEVANIA: RONDO OF BLOOD, and the game’s Super Nintendo port CASTLEVANIA: DRACULA X. Originally released only in Japan on the PC-Engine (a system known in the US as the TurboGrafx-16), RONDO OF BLOOD is one of the most widely missed chapters of the CASTLEVANIA saga. Better known now as the “prequel” to the hugely popular and influential title CASTLEVANIA: SYMPHONY OF THE NIGHT (the first level of which is a re-creation of the final battle of RONDO OF BLOOD). The story follows Richter Belmont, descendent of Simon and Trevor, on his journey to save his girlfriend and her little sister Maria from the clutches of Dracula. The game was eventually ported to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System a few years later but due to the limitations of the hardware, the port of RONDO OF BLOOD was re-made and re-named CASTLEVANIA: DRACULA X – a streamlined and more linear version of the game, featuring a soundtrack better suited to the system’s capabilities.

File Under: OST, Video Games
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In tomorrow…. Mondo, in partnership with Konami, is proud to present the soundtrack to one of the most iconic and important video games of all time Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night. Featuring 7 Bonus tracks from the Sega Saturn version of the game. Remastered, and featuring original artwork by Jasmin Darnell.

File Under: OST, Video Games
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In tomorrow…. Death Waltz Recording Co., is proud to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of John Carpenter’s seminal slasher film, Halloween. This 40th anniversary release of the original Halloween music composed and performed by John Carpenter in 1978 presents the original Halloween film score as it was mixed within the film. The audio is taken from the “music stem” derived from the 35mm mono tracks that comprised the dialogue, sound effects and music of the original film which when combined, comprise the complete soundtrack of the classic film. The first LP album of Halloween, released in 1982, was a remix of the original 16 master by Alan Howarth, with instructions from John Carpenter to re-mix the tracks to represent the best sound of the music, and not necessarily be committed to match the music as mixed for the film. in this release, Alan Howarth carefully transferred the film music stem, assembled the music in chronological order as presented in the movie so the listener can visualize the film in their minds eye while taking a musical journey of the most famous horror score ever!

File Under: OST, Horror
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OST: Halloween 4 (Death Waltz) LP
In tomorrow…. To celebrate 40 years of the Halloween franchise Death Waltz Recording Company are thrilled to bring you a newly remastered version of the score to Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers on vinyl for the first time in 30 years. Mastered in 2018 by Alan Howarth. This score marked the first time Howarth was working solo within the Halloween franchise and he takes the blueprint Carpenter and himself created but weaves new themes for both Jamie and Michael within the familiar framework of the 5/4 theme timing.

File Under: OST, Horror
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In tomorrow…. Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers has again been freshly remastered by composer Alan Howarth for this first vinyl reissue in 30 years. He once again take the familiar Halloween blueprint but expands it greatly utilising layers of synths to create a fresh take on something that is familiar to all fans of the franchise.

File Under: OST, Horror
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In tomorrow…. Mondo is proud to present the premiere vinyl release of the award-winning soundtrack to Bandai-Namco’s 2004 KATAMARI DAMACY. This is not your typical video game soundtrack. The J-Pop masterpiece is home to some of the most uniquely memorable music in video game history. As bright and bouncy as it is catchy, the soundtrack to KATAMARI DAMACY hosts an eclectic mix of Synth, Pop, Jazz and Swing, as performed by an assortment of incredible Japanese vocalists and composers.

File Under: OST, Video Games
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In tomorrow…. Mondo, in conjunction with Back Lot Music, are proud to present the original soundtrack to Morgan Neville’s superb documentary about the life and work of Fred Rogers: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Composed by Jonathan Kirkscey (Best of Enemies) and featuring 3 songs performed by Fred Rogers himself, the score is a sublime mix of heartfelt original compositions that range in moods – from whimsy and optimistic vibrance to an occasionally light melancholy, perfectly capturing the sentiment of the joys and struggles Fred Rogers faced in bringing his revolutionary children’s television programming to life.

File Under: OST
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LDP39462_Primus: Brown Album (Interscope) LP
In tomorrow…. Though 1990’s Frizzle Fry, the following year’s, Sailing The Seas Of Cheese and 1993’s Pork Soda are arguably the group’s most defining albums, it was 1997’s Brown Album that saw Primus take major steps forward in terms of songwriting. It also saw Primus experience their first major line-up change since the mid-80s, when long-time drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander abruptly quit (to be replaced by Brian “Brain” Mantia), and ex-Possessed guitarist Larry LaLonde was drafted in to bolster the line-up. Considering Primus’ evolution from their wildly unpredictable funk-metal fusion to country-tinged, alternative psych-jazz, the band ensured that their consistently eccentric approach kept listeners locked in an almost hypnotic state of consciousness across their nine albums. Though Brown Album is sometimes difficult to sum up, it ultimately remains a display of extraordinary musicianship and hyper-cross-pollinated musical innovation. There is a lot of magic between its grooves, along with a tremendous amount of passion and courageous soul that assisted Claypool and Co. in becoming one of the most highly regarded bands in the alt-metal/rock history books.

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LDP14400_Primus: Pork Soda (Interscope) LP
In tomorrow…. Led by musical genius and renowned world-class bassist Les Claypool, Primus offered up a fantastic, colorful journey through demented novelty compositions and preposterous instrumental rollercoasters that take The Residents’ and Frank Zappa’s blueprints to the most bizarre heights. The results are a unique form of psycho jazz, bass-oriented metal and alt-rock psychedelia. Along with 1990’s Frizzle Fry and the following year’s, Sailing The Seas Of Cheese, 1993’s Pork Soda is among the group’s most defining records. One of the most unique albums to ever debut in the Top Ten, the platinum-certified effort is home to the all-time classic “My Name is Mud,” with Claypool’s slap bass at its finest. “Pork Soda was the first straight-up Ler, Herb, and Les record,” Claypool told Consequence Of Sound. “Even Sailing the Seas of Cheese had some songs that Todd and Jay Lane had helped with. It’s a little darker, heavier. That was the beginning of our really DIY recording. We recorded that in our rehearsal space, and we had our sound man do it. That album went platinum, but it took four years. We were always the slow-burn guys; we were the guys called “the catalog band.” We didn’t come out and Pearl Jam-it and sell a gazillion records right out the gate.”

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Robert Rich & B. Lustmord: Stalker (Hearts of Space) LP
In tomorrow…. In 1995, Robert Rich joined underground sound design legend B. Lustmord (aka Lustmord / Brian Williams) for an extended journey inspired by the title and the hypnotic minimalism of Andrei Tarkovsky’s mesmerizing future-fiction film Stalker. The album reveals the ambiguity lurking at the fringes of perception. A provocative contribution to the early ‘dark ambient’ scene. The album slowly reveals a psychoactive soundscape of shape-shifting shadows, dense subharmonic massings, subtle drone textures and ambiguous sound events lurking at the fringes of perception. The seemingly unlikely pairing of Robert Rich, he of slow, gradually evolving electronic music, and B. Lustmord, creator of doomy, ambient industrial experiments – known for his work with Tool, SPK, Puscifer and The Melvins, has yielded a sublime musical entity known as “Stalker”. Having found a middle ground, it integrates Rich’s intelligent ambient style and Lustmord’s more threatening, even horrific industrial sound. Though their fundamental aesthetics might seem at odds, the joining of forces has yielded a synergistic whole which transcends their individual genius.

File Under: OST, Ambient
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Giuliano Sorgini: Africa Oscura (Four Flies) LP
In tomorrow…. Recorded by composer and multi-instrumentalist Giuliano Sorgini between 1974 and 1976 in his studio in Prati district in Rome, a stone’s throw from Italian television offices, Africa Oscura is a set of tracks inspired by the wildest and most obscure secrets of those lands, intended to be the background of some TV documentaries. Some tracks were recorded during the same session of “Zoo Folle”, the album widely recognised as his masterpiece, celebrated today by the most influential connoisseurs from all over the world. Some others came right after, for a mysterious documentary whose title was supposed to be “I corsari della savana” (as stated by the credits written on the reels that we have found). All these tracks remained unbelievably unreleased until now, forgotten on some old and dusty 1⁄4-inch reels, amazingly survived up today, then transferred and restored to compile this much-needed release. A sort of concept-album about darkest Africa, with a kind of eerie mood, nearly esoteric, to which Sorgini was very close in these years, working on horror and b-movies soundtracks or experimental libraries. All tracks are entirely played by composer himself, with drums, percussions and all sorts of analog synths overlaps, to create an afro-ambient soundscape, something halfway between electronic and minimalism, with a vibrant prog flavour. Among John Carpenter’s reminds, occultism, large prairies and Saharan landscapes, this amazing score truly reveals the creepy dark-side of “Zoo Folle”

File Under: Library
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In tomorrow…. Highly recommended… Kim Sung-bae is a jazz bassist and the leader of ILIL SOUND, a collective of jazz experimentalists. In addition to his activities with the free jazz ensemble, the Avant Trio, and as a member of saxophonist Kim Oki’s group, he has also pursued his solo work. , recorded in 2016, is Kim Sung-bae’s second solo effort. After encountering a gut ritual performed by the manshin Kim Geum-hwa, he stayed with her in Incheon for six months preparing for this album. Recorded with a six-person team including himself, was completed in a single day’s impromptu session on December 12th, 2015. (The session also featured a dancer – the video is available on the Beatball Youtube channel). As he explored traditional Korean shamanism, Kim sought to give musical form to inspirations from the gut performance by the manshin Kim Geum-hwa and her daughter. may be considered both a shamanistic expression of music and a work of experimentalism that includes jazz musicians – Kim Sung-bae foremost among them – traditional Korean musicians, and electronic music artists. The music is played within a state of deep concentration – much like a carefully-performed ritual – and has been meticulously recorded, imbuing the record with a unique energy and atmosphere that is uncommon on the usual jazz recording. Listeners in search of the most progressive and experimental Korean jazz will do well by enjoying this album.

File Under: Jazz
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In tomorrow…. Back in stock! If you missed this one before, don’t sleep again! Highest Recommendation…. Despite his status as a key figure in the history of Japanese ambient music, Hiroshi Yoshimura remains tragically under-known outside of his home country. Empire of Signs – a new imprint co-helmed by Maxwell August Croy, Spencer Doran and distributed by Light In The Attic – is proud to reissue Yoshimura’s debut Music for Nine Post Cards for the first time outside Japan in collaboration with Hiroshi’s widow Yoko Yoshimura, with more reissues of Hiroshi’s works to follow in the future. Working initially as a conceptual artist, the musical side of Yoshimura’s artistic practice came to prominence in the post-Fluxus scene of late 1970s Tokyo alongside Akio Suzuki and Takehisa Kosugi, taking many subsequent turns within Japan’s bubble economy afterward. His sound works took on many forms – commissioned fashion runway scores, soundtracking perfume, soundscapes for pre-fab houses, train station sound design – all existing not as side work but as logical extensions of his philosophy of sound. His work strived for serenity as an ideal, and this approach can be felt strongly on Music for Nine Post Cards. Home recorded on a minimal setup of keyboard and Fender Rhodes, Music for Nine Post Cards was Yoshimura’s first concrete collection of music, initially a demo recording given to the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art to be played within the building’s architecture. This was not background music in the prior Japanese “BGM” sense of the word, but “environmental music”, the literal translation of the Japanese term kankyō ongaku [環境音楽] given to Brian Eno’s “ambient” music when it arrived in late 70’s Japan. Yoshimura, along with his musical co-traveler Satoshi Ashikawa, searched for a new dialog between sound and space: music not as an external absolute, but as something that interlocks with a physical environment and shifts the listener’s experience within it. Erik Satie’s furniture music, R. Murray Schafer’s concept of the soundscape and Eno’s ambience all greatly informed their work, but the specific form of tranquil stasis presented on releases like Nine Post Cards is still difficult to place within a specific tradition, remaining elusive and idiosyncratic despite the economy of its construction. This record offers the perfect introduction to Hiroshi’s unique and beautiful worldview: it’s one that can be listened to – and lived in – endlessly.

File Under: Ambient, Electonic
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In tomorrow…. A collection of ambient and experimental recordings from Australia and New Zealand, 1980-1995. Midday Moon is a survey of ambient and experimental music that emerged from Australia and New Zealand between 1980 and 1995. These recordings are sourced from a rich variety of micro-labels, private pressings, theatre soundtracks and artists’ personal archives. Curated by Melbourne based DJ and archivalist, Sanpo Disco (a.k.a Rowan Mason), the collection delves deep into the world of outsider music that emerged in Australia and New Zealand in the latter half of the twentieth century, as synthesisers and early workstations began to enter the consumer marketplace. The record is an odyssey in itself, a journey that takes listeners into the unsung world of Australian new age composers. There are stories abound within this volume, from the mysterious disappearance of Helen-Ripley Marshall after the release of her 1988 album ‘Green Chaos’, to the journey of American-born, Perth based blues/rock guitarist John Heussenstamm, who unexpectedly turned his finger to ‘ambient’ music in the late 80’s; and again from Melbourne based Ros Bandt, who made a series of recordings exploring the resonance of a hollow concrete cylinder 5 stories beneath busy Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD, an excerpt of which is included here.

File Under: Ambient, Experimental, New Zealand
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…..Restocks…..

Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works 85 – 92 (R&S) LP
Charles Bradley: Changes (Daptone) LP
Charles Bradley: Black Velvet (Daptone) LP
Karen Dalton: In My Own Time (Light in the Attic) LP
Death Cab For Cutie: Photo Album (Barsuk) LP
Death Cab For Cutie: Transatlanticism (Barsuk) LP
Brian Eno: Ambient 1 – Music for Airports (Astralwerks) LP
Brian Eno: Another Green World (Astralwerks) LP
Brian Eno: Discreet Music (Astralwerks) LP
Nils Frahm: All Melody (Erased Tapes) LP
Nils Frahm: The Bells (Erased Tapes) LP
Nils Frahm: Felt (Erased Tapes) LP
Herbie Hancock: Empyrean Isles (Blue Note) LP
Haruomi Hosono: Cochin Moon (Light in the Attic) LP
Il Balletto Di Bronzo: Sirio 222 (Lion) LP
Sharon Jones: I Learned The Hard Way (Daptone) LP
Sharon Jones: It’s A Holiday Soul Party (Daptone) LP
Kikagaku Moyo: Masana Temples (Guruguru Brain) LP
Kikagaku Moyo: House in the Tall Grass (Guruguru Brain) LP
Lifetones: For a Reason (Light in the Attic) LP
Madvillain: Madvillainy (Stones Throw) LP
Dan Mangan: More or Less (Arts & Crafts) LP
Neu!: 75 (Gronland) LP
Pink Floyd: The Wall (Pink Floyd) LP
Hiroshi Yoshimura: Pier & Loft (17853) LP

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