some of the coolest work we’ve ever heard from moraes moreira – a really unique hybrid of styles that includes samba soul. jazzy funk. and other brazilian modes from the 70s – all wrapped up into a beautifully fresh and personal approach! the 70s all wrapped up into a beautifully fresh and personal approach!
born in argentina. saxophonist and flutist hector “costita” bisignani arrived to brazil in the late 1950s and in the following years played with some of the biggest names of the era such as joão donato. manfredo fest and sérgio mendes. . in 1964 he recorded “impacto” with his sextet. an explosive mix of tough jazz and brazilian samba widely considered his best work. the album’s ten tracks include three costita compositions. songs by tom jobim and vinícius de moraes and a superb version of horace silver’s ‘tokyo blues’. a killer samba-jazz lp! presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl.
“choose life” is both the album apostille chose to make and had to make. he dialled down the clown. built up a new-found confidence in his voice and melody in general and began to feel more at home in the refuge of pop music (with a capital p). as kasparis explains “choose life began as a chronicle of a bad time. many of the songs were written as some sort of catharsis. an escape from a tumultuous couple of years. the album title was intended as ironic at first but as the writing process went on the album began to feel more playful. i was finding revelatory threads in it i hadn t intended. choose life became an imperative.” all the truest pop music speaks to us of escape and through this new album apostille allows its transformative power to fully manifest. it’s an album full of life and energy. as disobedient as it is heroic in its pursuit of liberation.
pressing on translucent red vinyl. comes with download code included.
FROM THE VAULT: NO SECURITY. SAN JOSE 99 (180G 3X12 LP)
3x12" Vinyl D18.07.18
“no security” captures a stand-out stones show. with the band on searing form during the closing leg of their american tour in san jose. treating the crowd to an up-close and personal experience and leaving a frenzy in their wake. the set list spans from the mid-sixties hit singles to the bridges to babylon album. including a bluesy. dramatic version of ‘midnight rambler’. a dark and swaggering ‘out of control’. and the rarely performed live. ‘some girls’ and ‘saint of me’. the show was an electrifying. anthem-packed. cross generational hot ticket. concluding yet another chapter from the band that wrote the book on rock ‘n’ roll.
triple lp set on 180 gram vinyl. housed in a gatefold sleeve.
when michaela meise performed at westgermany at kottbusser tor in berlin-kreuzberg on march 20. 2015. accompanying herself on the accordion. i was perplexed. i knew her first album from 2010. which was about hymns (»preis dem todesüberwinder«. originally released on clouds hill. available as a download and stream through my label from july 2018 on). but what she was playing weren’t spiritual songs?! i wanted to put this music out on my label: the songs sounded sad. aloof and wistful but also proud. determined and unerring. the album title »i am greek« is a tribute to melina mercouri’s album »je suis grecque!«. which was released in 1971 when mercouri was deprived of citizenship by the greek military junta. mercouri lived – like mikis theodorakis and many other cultural workers – in exile. meise’s album is dedicated to the chanson scene of post-war europe. whose songs were popularly folksy. but also political. some talk about the experience of war. the shoah and labor migration.
who doesnt know m.i.k.e. push? the legendary track universal nation won several dance awards. and is recognized as one of the classic dance-records of the trance era until this day. this together we rule the world-12 premieres 4 album tracks to heat up your summer. exclusively on vinyl. or as mike calls it: #backtobasics !
the final countdown is the third studio album by the swedish hard rock band europe. and one of the most glorious launches in history. released in 1986. the album was a huge commercial success selling over 3 million units in the united states alone. peaking at number 8 on the u.s. billboard 200 chart and reaching high positions in charts worldwide. pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
zur feier des 15-jährigen jubliäums der veröffentlichung von dannii minogues »neon lights« erscheint das album nun erstmalig auf vinyl! zusätzlich enthält das 2lp package seltene bonustracks und remixe von jason nevins. amighty und tiga sowie die gefeierten mash up remixe »don’t wanna lose this groove« (aus »don’t wanna lose this feeling« und »into the groove« von madonna) und »begin to spin me round« (aus dead or alives »you spin me round« und »i begin to wonder«). also eine empfehlung für alle fans! dannii minogue selbst sagt dazu nur: »please turn the volume up loud enough to annoy your neighbours!« dem doppel-vinyl liegt ein downloadcode bei.
with 2018 marking a quarter of a century for positiva being at the summit of the dance industry. the label have enlisted the work of both paul morrell. and latroit. to sprinkle modern magic on the timeless record. british producer and xxl resident dj paul morrell laces his own mix with euphoric. high-tempo chords and a floorfilling breakdown. a stark contrast to the deeper. gritty interpretation offered by 2018 grammy award winning american producer and composer. latroit. who added: - as the rush comes was obviously one of the stand-out tracks of the decade. and it was amazing to get my hands on that vocal. i ve also known dave dresden (one third of motorcycle) for years before this came out and it was great to reconnect and finally work with him creatively after all this time. the vinyl features 3 remixes of as the rush comes by latroit. paul morrell and dash berlin.
limited edition 180 gram double vinyl reissue in gatefold sleeve. housed in a foil slipcase with robert williams original jacket art. remastered for the first time from original stereo analog tapes (192khz 24bit high resolution transfers). original single vinyl release expanded to a double vinyl with gnr logo hologroove hologram on side 4. includes a download code for cd quality digital edition of the album (expires december 31. 2020).
BESIDE BOWIE: THE MICK RONSON STORY O.S.T. (180G 2X12 LP + MP3)
2x12" Vinyl D10.07.18
14 track compilation. devoted to the life & legacy of rock hero mick ronson. includes tracks from his unparalleled career as a solo artist. supporting guitarist and producer alongside the likes of david bowie. joe elliott. ian hunter. elton john and queen. pressing on 180 gram double vinyl. housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
“sincerely. s. love x” (the kiss is meant to be pronounced) is simon’s sophomore solo album (his 2015 debut “it seemed like a good idea at the time” was released on the brilliant. now sadly defunct fortuna pop label) and it features at least ten hits. proper pop hits. with elo harmonies. spectoresque production. strings and trumpets. the whole shebang. all recorded over the last two years in london. england. big city pop! the vinyl release includes a cd-copy of the album.
sfetsas formed gfo in 1976. in order to accomplish an ambition dating back to his 1960 s avant-garde period in paris: to create a piece of work that would expand the boundaries of greek traditional music. the result is a progressive-jazz fusion masterpiece comprising complex and intriguing compositions. and performed by athens best musicians of the day.
THE ROUGH GUIDE TO PSYCHEDELIC SALSA (LTD LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl D11.07.18
dieser rough guide untersucht die rauschhaften psychedelia- einflüsse auf die salsa-musik. von den verzerrten tropischen gitarren-klängen der sechziger- und siebzigerjahre zu topaktuellen bands. die heute mit den eigenartigen. aber wundervollen psychedelischen sounds experimentieren. die limitierte vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
the definitive best of compilation from the prince of darkness on 2x12 inch 180 gram vinyl. “memoirs of a madman” serves as a career spanning audio release featuring 17 of ozzy osbourne’s greatest hit singles remastered and compiled in one place for the first time in his career. “paranoid” was recorded live at roundhouse. london 2010 - previously unreleased.
THE ROUGH GUIDE TO PSYCHEDELIC CAMBODIA (LTD LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl D11.07.18
eine immense zahl des größten volksstamms kambodschas. der khmer. fiel in den siebzigerjahren der schreckensherrschaft der roten khmer zum opfer – und mit ihm auch die musik dieses rough guide. einige wenige. die dem mörderischen system entkommen konnten. versteckten die musikaufnahmen oder nahmen sie mit ins exil und hüteten sie wie den schatz einer verloren gegangenen zeit. als sich das land 20 jahre später wieder zu öffnen begann. fanden die schallplatten. auch über kassettenaufnahmen. ihren weg zurück auf den lokalen markt und in die exilgemeinden und wurden so auch einer breiteren weltöffentlichkeit bekannt. künstler aus den sechziger- und siebzigerjahren wie sin sisamouth. ros sereysothea oder pan ron wurden vor dem vergessen bewahrt. revival bands wie dengue fever und the cambodian space project retten den »psychedelic sound of cambodia« in die heutige zeit. die limitierte vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
(180gr) after a twenty-year search for the man behind the cult 70s jazz-funk group opa. far out are honoured to present barrio opa: a new work from fattoruso and his team of world-class musicians. including the sensational candombe drumming of the renowed silva brothers. recorded at sondor studios. montevideo. the album is the natural development of the original opa sound. fusing afro-uruguayan rhythms. jazz harmony and heavy funk attitude. under hugos unique musical vision. more recently fattorusos music has been sampled by the likes flying lotus and madlib.
​...re-issue of hard-to-find 1971 jazz album. originally recorded and released in finland. fascinating fusion of modern jazz and elements of caribbean music. african roots and pan. quintet featuring rudy smith from trinidad & tobago. plus musicians from barbados. surinam. and ghana. tip! lars samuelson. a jazz trumpet player and producer in sweden who heard this quite unique quintet. was captivated by their concept and sound. and asked them to record an album. otinku. the resulting album. was recorded in stockholm in 1971. produced by samuelson. and originally released on the odeon label. a subsidiary of emi finland. with an afro-jazz/caribbean orientation. the selections are a rich mixture of jazz standards and original compositions. including recently re-discovered killer funk tunes otinku and sugar daddy. and a fine steel jazz version of bags groove. the album was their only release and is now a sought after item for steel pan/caribbean music fans and vinyl diggers.
the shakedown is the debut album from tenderlonious and features a new band - the dream team of top talent he named the 22archestra. who he leads seamlessly throughout. listeners are exposed to the full breadth of tender s technical and compositional skills. ranging from subtly meandering jazz. to hip-hop. afrobeat. latin and exhilarating free form jazz.
belgian dj & producer mugwump performs an about-face with a new sound and live show trough second album ‘drape’.
the result of nine months locked up with musicians stephane fedele (bass). thomas stadnicki (guitars). lukas melville (drums) and a series of live shows in belgium. second album ‘drape’ fuses the electronic with an occasionally heavy rock feel and outstanding lyrics. all topped off with a french-belgian-tinged vocal and lyrical topicality. music-wise it spans a breadth of influences from the interzone between post-punk. indie pop. psych & noise while geoffroy mugwump lays down conscious. parlando-style. lyrics over nine songs ‘soundtracking our torments in the age of laissez-faire and aestheticisation’.
limited edition of 1000 copies on green & yellow marbled vinyl (death money) with download code included.
vive la void is the new solo project of sanae yamada. co-founder and keyboard player of moon duo. yamada wrote and recorded the self-titled debut album over roughly a two-year period. during windows of downtime in moon duo’s substantial touring and recording schedule. the dense. shape-shifting atmospheres of the seven songs grew out of late-night basement experiments in the layering of synthesizer tracks. a process that also led to meditations on the changeable nature of memory and perception. the result is an undulating blend of ethereal swirl. low end thrumming. and electric crackle. buoyed by yamada’s understated but captivating vocal melodies and her striking lyrics.
the beacon crowns ashurst hill in dalton. lancashire. looming over the verdant english countryside nearly six hundred feet above sea level. this spartan brick monolith was erected in 1798 as a watch tower to warn of french invasion during the napoleonic war — & there it silently remains. keeping infinite vigil. it stands in tess roby’s mind. the beacon calls to her. “throughout my life i have felt the pull to return to it.” she says. “i’m beckoned by father’s roots & by the sullen landscape of fields leading to the coast.”
pressing on solid white 180 gram vinyl. housed in a gatefold sleeve.
collaboration album - falcos sampled vocals were mixed into songs with new music and new lyrics by german rappers as kontra k. sun diego. sido. frauenarzt. zugezogen maskulin etc. pressing on red 180 gram vinyl.
pharoah sanders is spiritual jazz. is devotional music. is the greatest living link between john coltrane. kamasi washington. and the next generation of this great lineage. his tenor sound. his singing voice. his compositions. and his recordings have already stood the test of time. in his time. endured. ever-aged so finely. and have now (in my opinion) surpassed critique. pharoah sanders is a giant. an innovator. colorful. prayerful. and worthy of all our attention. celebration. and enthusiastic. even ecstatic accolades!
london artist mal-one has recorded a 7” to celebrate all things punk... name checking many london record stores in this song. with a reggae/dub version on the b-side. the record cover is a collage of a 100 punk singles of all the classics from adam and the ants to x ray spex. his next london punk art exhibtion is in may on piccadilly and inside the shrink wrapped 45 is an invite to the show. mal-one has exhibited along side banksy and peter blake among others. this black vinyl 7” only release of 600 copies.
“d.i. go pop” is the second studio album by english post-rock band disco inferno. after forming as a post-punk band in 1989. the band subsequently worked towards an innovative production approach which made extensive use of digital samplers. the album cover. designed by fuel and featuring photography david spero. has been described as “one of the most indelible album cover images in the 90s.” the album was released in february 1994 on rough trade trade records in the united kingdom and bar/none records in the united states. it is considered an innovative and influential album and a key release in the history of post-rock. numerous bands have cited it as an influence. it has been featured in several lists of the greatest albums of the 1990s and of all time. single black heavyweight 180g vinyl.
the american pop duo ‘made in france’ has been making waves on the parisian stage with their retro style evocative of the great girl groups of the 60 s (the shirelles. the ronnettes. the shangri-las). this album follows the release of music video clips for the singles -beau brown- and -burn-. musicians and songwriters bathed in the pop music of the 50 s - 70 s from their native usa. johannah cantwell and laura woody take us through the ups and downs of their lives in paris with joyful melodies and self-deprecating humor. the album has undercurrents of surf rock and motown. with riffs from organ. harpsichord. sitar and timpani supporting their texts. which are decidedly of their time. produced and arranged by franck hedin and nathalie loriot (the shuffles. lafayette. howlin’jaws…). recorded by fred carrayol at mercredi 9 studio in paris. the album was both mixed by fred and etienne colin.
ziggy zeitgeist has become a staple of the australian music scene. touring and recording with melbourne nu-soul/ future-jazz collective. ‘30/70’ has enabled zeitgeist to forge new frontiers in improvisation and drum-set application. zeitgeist has stepped up to the role of bandleader in the debut self-titled album zeitgeist freedom energy exchange.
célia regina cruz recorded four self-titled albums for continental between 1971 and 1977. ‘amor’ in 1982 plus several more before she sadly passed away late in 2017. célia was a brazilian vocalist who worked frequently with master arranger-composer arthur verocai in her early years and many other heavyweights over the course of her extensive career.. this. her second self-titled lp from 1972. features an all-star line up including arthur verocai. erasmo carlos. roberto carlos. marcos valle. antonio carlos jobim. nonato buzar and vinicius de moraes amongst others. célia’s version of ‘na boca do sol’ – taken from this album – is arguably her most well-known and well-loved song. an incredible take on verocai’s original. featuring waling fuzz guitars. strings. piano. horns and drums.
on ‘loveplaydance’. legendary tokyo dj and producer toshio matsuura charts a new direction. casting musical cornerstones in a fresh light. the toshio matsuura group features tom skinner (drummer for sons of kemet and owiny sigoma band amongst others) as its musical director. as well as some of the uk’s most exciting jazz-influenced musicians. drawing on years of surveying and curating different corners of music. matsuura deftly combines this talented pool of players into one singular. wide-ranging album.
nobody less than adriano celentano producer detto mariano plus his drummer gianni dall aglio recorded this previously unreleased italian psychedelic. erotic. horror movie soundtrack in 1976! all in all 46 mega dope tracks on 2 lp s. ranging between deep. dreamy and funky psych tunes. 1.5 million hits on the movie on youtube! classic in italy. be sure this 500 copies limited edition will be sold out soon. hq collector edition. side a & b are the original songs as used in the movie. side c & d are the uncut long versions of the best tracks as produced in the studio in 1976.
a deluxe 3-lp-set on 10 inch vinyl. celebrating the 60 years of miles davis’ revolutionary soundtrack to louis mallevs movie. first vinyl edition comprising both the original soundtrack and the complete session takes. includes the previously unreleased track “l’interrogatoire de julien” and new album notes by franck bergerot. remastered from the original analog tapes. cut at abbey road studios.
180g lp (vinyl only release) in 1975. the prolific and multi-talented brazilian comedians chico anysio and arnaud rodrigues recorded an album based on the protagonist of one of their most celebrated tv series. this soundtrack/musical re-imagining of the series combines jazz-funk with samba soul and mpb. with the help of cult brazilian trio azymuth.
GAME OF THRONES SEASON 4 O.S.T. (LTD CLEAR 2X12 LP)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl UK30.05.18
limited tour edition of 2500 individually numbered copies on transparent audiophile 180 gram vinyl.
the soundtrack was composed by the german ramin djawadi. best known for his grammy-nominated score for iron man. pacific rim. clash of the titans and for the tv series prison break. the fourth season soundtrack also features a single “the rains of castamere” by icelandic post-rock band sigur rós.
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY - THE FINAL CHAPTER O.S.T. (LTD GREY 180G LP + BOOKLET)
coloured 12" Vinyl D30.05.18
first pressing of 1.000 numbered copies on different shades of grey swirled audiophile 180 gram vinyl. contains an exclusive 8-page booklet with pictures and liner notes.
fifty shades darker is a 2018 erotic romantic drama film directed by james foley and written by niall leonard. based on the novel of the same name by e. l. james. danny elfman wrote and composed the score for the movie.
jon allen. acclaimed singer-songwriter from london. england is set to release his highly anticipated new album. “blue flame”. with a voice that is equal parts rod stewart. van morrison and sam cooke. jon allen has an uncanny ability to write songs that feel instantly familiar.