it has been exactly ten years since finders keepers records first liberated lubos fisers immaculate soundtrack music for valerie and her week of wonders (valerie a týden divu) from the vaults of the barrandov studio in prague. as the inaugural release of an ongoing discography of previously unreleased scores from the hugely creative film miracle that occurred during and after the czech new wave (cnw), this score will always retain a special place in the heart of the label as well as our listeners who consistently request an updated repress of this significant vinyl milestone.
*available once again via the label that first liberated this previously unreleased score from the vaults of the barrandov studios in prague. * beautifully remastered from the original studio tapes with updated liner notes. * housed in two sleeve designs based on the original theatrical posters
combining all the traits of an international superhero or intrepid comic book adventurer, the true identity, whereabouts and history of the spectacular italian composer known as gerardo iacoucci has been a mystery to record collectors for many years..
TEMPO DI DEMONO, PAPI, ANGIOLI, INCENSI E CILICI (10 INCH)
10" Vinyl NL11.04.17
continuing its mission to shine light on the genuine anomalies of 70s italian production music, finders keepers records resurrects another unlikely transcription disc from the vaults of one of rome s most esoteric library music archives! the mythical, mysterious and misfiled transcription disc of a lost italian demonic religious rock opera recorded at pierre umiliani s sound workshop by stefano marcucci - beat group veteran, fernando arrabal collaborator and libra affiliate. featuring members of the wider casa/ducros family and future federico fellini collaborators, this previously commercially unavailable mini-lp features embryonic minimoog, ecclesiastical organs and chorus alongside a tight psych funk rhythm section from italian library musics golden era.
reviously unreleased schizo post-punk/moogy folk score to 1983 british tv scouse-ploitation drama one summer (remember billy and icky?) from the vault of kate bush, serge gainsbourg and david bowie’s best-kept secret session man alan parker. inducing abject fear in protective parents and a street smart swagger amongst clued-up youths, this adaptation of a coming of age pastoral thriller by a reluctant willy russell broke new boundaries pinpointing a cultural teenage void between post punk activism and the acid house years while arguably giving thatcherite telly addicts a tiny kick up the arse. scored by legendary kpm/de wolfe library musician alan parker, this score retains a genre defying personality, pinpointing the stylistic essence of the era while successfully switching from barren rumble fish funk, pastoral moog noodlings, pentangular folk, 80’s post-punk rhythms with hints of dubby
L ENFANT ASSASSIN DES MOUCHES ALTERNATE TAKES (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK22.04.16
amazing master tape discovery of an original 1973 misplaced jean claude vannier single including alternate arrangements/instrumentation from the first days of the l’enfant assassin des mouches sessions.
electro rapide is a collection of rare and unreleased archive material from the studio archives of legendary french orchestral pop composer jean-claude vannier. taken from the period before and during his revered creative relationship with serge gainsbourg (reaching their halcyon with 1971s histoire de melody nelson) these tracks reveal a rare glimpse of vannier’s self-initiated instrumental projects that were crowbarred between an airtight studio diary as one of frances most in demand arrangers and composers of the post mai-68 generation...
electro rapide is a collection of rare and unreleased archive material from the studio archives of legendary french orchestral pop composer jean-claude vannier. taken from the period before and during his revered creative relationship with serge gainsbourg (reaching their halcyon with 1971 s histoire de melody nelson) these tracks reveal a rare glimpse of vannier s self-initiated instrumental projects that were crowbarred between an airtight studio diary as one of france s most in demand arrangers and composers of the post mai-68 generation...
after decades in the making finders keepers records present the first-ever pressing of serge gainsbourg’s most elusive and coveted soundtrack studio recordings co-written, arranged and orchestrated by the genius jean-claude vannier (histoire de melody nelson) during what many consider to be the dynamic duo’s most definitive creative period.
celebrating the immortal legacy of the late director finders keepers records compile a detailed and comprehensive music cabinet of some of the finest musical moments from his initial directorial decade between 1968-1979, which provided a m much needed platform for the freak rock and free jazz that mirrored the distorted erotic visions in his own mind’s eye. imagine gong-gone-wrong meeting the art ensembles of châteauroux
a first-ever collection of the highly sought after and largely previously unheard recordings of the one of turkish pop and rocks best kept secrets - featuring the two rare has hens teeth 1 numara 7inch singles (which fetch in excessive of £200 on certain internet auction sites) including a previously unreleased extended version of evren
as faithful guardians of the ciani musica inc. studio vault finders keepers records twist the key and return to their collaborative series of previously unreleased music from one of the most important and influential composers in the history of multi-disciplinary electronic music.
imagine, if you will, a foreboding homemade electro-acoustic, new age, synth driven, proto-techno, imaginary world music portastudio soundtrack for a polish-made animated fantasy based on a finnish modern folk tale and created for german and austrian tv, composed in 1982 by two politically driven post-punk theatre performers from a shared house in leeds!
galvanising our ongoing commitment to the lost music of the czech new wave cinema movement from the late 1960s and 1970s, finders keepers records follow up our series of previously unreleased music to valerie and her week of wonders, daisies, saxana and the little mermaid with a short series of soundtracks for films by the countrys master of the macabre and the nations first point of call for freakish fairytales and hallucinogenic horror, mr. juraj herz.
known amongst a small group of teenage friends as t.r.a.s.e (tape recorder and synthesiser ensemble) this previously unearthed and fully formed electronic music project was spearheaded by a 16-year-old schoolboy as an extension of his woodwork, metalwork and science classes in 1981. composed and recorded using a self-made synth, audio mixer and electronic percussion units t.r.a.s.e would bridge the gap between a love for sci-fi horror soundtracks, gary numan b-sides and an extra curricular hobby as a sound and lighting designer for school plays – bequeathing a backstory as unique and unfathomable as the individualistic sonic results that he would finally commit to c90. having successfully recorded his only solo album, electronic rock (which was never duplicated beyond his own demo copy), this early musical achievement by andy popplewell stands up as a rare self-initiated example of embryonic experimental electro pop and genuine outsider music, marking the early domestication of synthesisers and the dawn of electronic home recording studios and the uninhibited results.
the first ever collection of musical works of bruno spoerri, the mythical character who worked with members of legendary krautrockers can, composed music for engineering companies and made motivational music for industrial sites and factories utilising concrete techniques, primitive sampling techniques and contemporary experimental psych-rock and funk musicians...check the track lilith - the dance!
after what seems like a thousand years of blood, sweat, tears, and a lot more blood, your zombified disc disciples at finders kreepers unveil one of their most exquisite, exhumed, ectoplasmic, and existentially essential collections yet. this musical mausoleum of malformed freak funk and dreadful discotheque pop has been resurrected from the maligned cinematic subculture of bombays bloodthirsty horror film industry and witnesses the cognoscenti of the bollywood pop scene at their most creative, destructive and experimentally effective. bollywood bloodbath features indias finest composers, such as bappi lahiri, r.d burman, sonik omi, sapan jogmohan and laxmikant pyarelal making the kind of radical risk-rock that would under normal circumstances have studio security escorting these overworked maestros off set for a well-earned break or a relaxing exorcism. take all the most oblique, indigenous characteristics of your favourite bollywood musicals then condense them into a bubbling serum and watch the jekyll and hyde transformation commence as these a-list composers create bloodcurdling b-music for the films they never thought the outernationals would see or hear.
once again, finders keepers record is given unparalleled access to the emi pakistan vaults to bring you life is dance - the follow-up to 2010s critically acclaimed groundbreaking lollywood cinematic pop compendium the sound of wonder!
don geres original motion picture soundtrack for the 1971 movie *werewolves on wheels*.
as a group of bikers moves across the desert, they come across an old church that a satanic cult has taken over. the cultists give them drugged food, and the bikers soon fall asleep.
the previously unreleased spooked-out psychedelic-jazz score to 70s czechs other favourite teenage witch flick.
directed by vacalav vorlicek (3 nuts for cinderella / who killed jessie?) from the studios that brought you >valerie and her week of wonders<, >daisies< and >the cremator<. finders keepers presents the entire studio sessions, plus psychedelic effects by angelo michajlov (marta kubisovas arranger) performed by the karel vlach orchestra.
>imagine gary bartz and nucleus meeting swedish singer doris at a czech pop festival with the cast of h.r. pufnstuff as the moody stage security.<
die compilation >thai? dai!< besteht aus vierzehn au?ergew÷hnlichen thai funk- und psych rock-perlen. stilistisch bewegt sich die musik zwischen luk thung (>song of the countryside<) und luk krung (>song of the city<), wobei in der hauptstadt bangkok die beiden stilrichtungen auf unnachahmliche weise verschmolzen. >thai? dai!< bietet songs von etablierten k³nstlern wie plearn promdan, aber auch von hierzulande noch vollkommen unbekannten newcomern. mit dieser compilation betreten finders keepers records einmal mehr ein ungew÷hnliches terrain. expect the unexpected!
veritable 5 track ep taken from the soundtrack to jean rollins maiden voyage into adult entertainment,>jeunes filles impudiques< (aka schoolgirl hitchhikers). drum heavy gallic hard-bop and risque acidic folk, never previously released!
a schizoid sonic sketchbook from the maledictus sound-maker dr. j.p. massiera. a disturbing mix of dismembered tape samples, paranoid-poetry and cosmic chaos ressurected from the crypt of studio antibes 1976. check!
mid-med-mod-mock & spanish psychsploitation from the cradle of spanish pop.marking the 50th anniversary of one of europes longest running independent record labels. featuring rare nuggets from soledad miranda (vamyros lesbos), los mismos and fusioon and bizarre versions of tracks written by curved air, the rolling stones, david bowie, quincy jones, wayne fontana and yamasuki!
the second half of a stomping double vinyl release in the sounds of wonder! series which features two incredible never before released lollywood soundtracks. more indeginous compositions from the maverick m.ashraf with vocals from the inimitable nahid akhtar. limited edition 10inch 500 only!
the first half of a stomping double vinyl release in the sounds of wonder! series which features two incredible never before released lollywood soundtracks. more indeginous compositions from the maverick m.ashraf with vocals from the inimitable nahid akhtar. limited edition 10inch 500 only!
finders keepers presents this classic early byg recording from an ex soft machinist and his parisian pot headed pixies! bygs first daevid allen release was est-ce que je suis (confusingly/alternatively titled garcon ou fille) which sounds like an anti ye ye nino ferrer spoof with interjected haywire soprano sax bursts (courtesy of deya plucked reed instrumentalist didier malherbe) and smythsonian space whisperings. the b side, hip hypnotise you, is saturated in all the futuristic watermarks that stained the bands following decade.
once again, finders keepers records are given unparalleled access to the emi pakistan vaults to bring -life is dance-, the follow-up to 2010s critically acclaimed groundbreaking lollywood cinematic pop compendium -the sound of wonder!-. licensed exclusively through the emi pakistan archives in lahore and re-mastered from the original reels. here you ll find fuzzy, scuzzy, twang-happy, spaced-out and funked up urdu-grooves complete with harmonium melodies and driven by some of the most random, freakish, finger numbing percussion that the south east asian mainstream has ever had to offer.
after what seems like a thousand years of blood, sweat, tears, and a lot more blood, your zombified disc disciples at finders kreepers unveil one of their most essential collections yet. this musical mausoleum of malformed freak funk and dreadful discothèque pop has been resurrected from the maligned cinematic subculture of bombays bloodthirsty horror film industry and witnesses the cognoscenti of the bollywood pop scene at their most creative, destructive and experimentally effective. tip!
cocker kicks off a collectable series of bargain-priced finders keepers compilations made to support the label in light of the recent warehouse fire at pias north london depot. a long time fan of the label and their doings, he was granted full access to rifle their catalogue and hes picked some absolute treats for ya, including, if were not mistaken, some which have never appeared on cd before. to start theres the perspicacious poetics of carol battens beeing, besides the legendary pseudo j-pop of yamasuki (made by none other than thomas -daft punk- bangalters dad!), besides a first cd appearance for jacky chalards super man, super cool from the cache cache 12-. youll also find a nugget from the stone soundtrack, one of the labels finest moments from amrals trinidad cavaliers steel drum orchestra, the glam prog of gongs rational anthem, balearic prog from fusioon, tender folk from jane weaver with wendy flower, and a bonus moment in jean claude vanniers au desepoir des singles. top picks, well recommended!
vintage voltage from the nfls first man in munich. infectious >sam spence sounds< from this kuckuck stalwart. the latest release on the germanic minor off-shoot. born in san francisco in 1927 samuel lloyd spence is a peculiar piece in the komplicated krautrock puzzle. as an american ex-pat working in a community of german rock musicians in the early 70s, spence shared his alien status with the likes of david johnson and malcolm mooney (can), carole muriel (brainticket) maria archer (embryo) bill barone (wallenstein) and the band sweet smoke.
repress from the foundations of the catalonian rock laieta movement, an uber legendary exponent of ibizas 1970 psychedelic club scene. an essential for fans of freak funk and symphonic jazz rock with no egg-ception. imagine a spanish mutation somewhere between goblin and the stark reality, featuring tracks from the cosmic studio of jose llobell (enterprise/olivers planet). check!
the extended b-music family has rallied to our cause to produce a very special fundraising series of releases called make do & mend in a bid to ease us back on to our feet releasing phantastic obscure and obselete music as soon as possible. for the next five months we will present 10 limited edition albums (one every 2 weeks) kindly compiled by b-music stalwarts and friends - including jarvis cocker, demdike stare, david holmes and gruff rhys (amongst others) - choosing their favourite songs from our expansive catalogue, as well as featuring exclusive tracks from forthcoming releases, edits and remixes. volume two has been kindly compiled by demdike stare. make sure to look out for the further editions!
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Billy Green - Toadstrip (Demdike Stares Double Drop Crash Edit)