shane cooper is a bassist, composer and producer from cape town, south africa. he is part of the new wave of young voices in the south african jazz scene. a prolific sideman and award-winning acoustic jazz artist, he also involved in south africa’s leftfield electronic dance scene under the alias card on spokes. features shabaka hutchings ( a.r.e project., sons of kemet and shabaka and the ancestors) amongst other fine players. big tip!
WHITE SEDAN (GLENN ASTRO & HODINI / WERK (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl, 180 g D17.09.18
the german jazz quintet fazer releases the 12inch white sedan with two remixes by glenn astro & hodini (apollo, ninja tune, tartelet, money sex etc.) and werkha (tru thoughts). the band appeared on the map in march with their self-released debut album mara.
ltd repress - almost 2 years after the success of the album the tony allen experiments and a few months after the release of the 7inch amore, nu guinea return to the scene with a new lp published by their newborn label ng records. after touring the world looking for sounds suitable for their vibrations, nu guinea decided to go back to square one, napoli, where massimo di lena and lucio aquilina were born and raised. they watched their city from a distance reconstructing its energy from their studio in berlin, calibrating the synths on the meridian of vesuvius, the volcano that has always protected and threatened napoli. nuova napoli is the result of a long musical research that has become a historical investigation on the sound that shaped napoli during the 70s and 80s, starting from the contamination of genres (disco, jazz-funk, african rhythms) which ended up in nu guinea’s dna. in this album the synthesizers fill the spaces between the past and the future, tightening in a single body acoustic instruments, electronics and voices in neapolitan dialect. it is the first time that the duo has worked with such a large group of musicians, some of whom are exponents of the contemporary neapolitan scene. warning: we recommend listening to nuova napoli while walking in the alleys of napolis historic center, around wet clothes hanging and street vendors on tiny three-wheelers.
direkt im anschluss der nutzung von ›you can’t always get what you want‹ im staffelfinale der emmy-prämierten tv show big little lies, erscheint ›chill in saint tropez‹, ituanas debütalbum, zum ersten mal als cd sowie auf vinyl. das album liefert kollaborationen mit são vicente und dem tango tripping project und enthält lounge versionen von klassikern wie bob marleys waiting in vain, the doors light my fire und astrud gilberto & stan getz garota de ipanema. als bonustrack enthält das album zudem den special big little lies edit von ›you can’t always get what you want‹, so wie er in der hbo erfolgs-show eingebunden ist. dies ist eine weitere großartige ergänzung für ihre lounge music sammlung.
lp + download code with bonus tracks + booklet. steiger are a piano trio trying to find a balance between composition and improvisation through the use of experimentation and electronics. the trios highly anticipated sophomore album give space was recorded at 7 different locations, with the music composed to fit and fight these locations within a dialogue of acoustics, atmospheres and appetition.
ultimate block party breaks volume 6 continues the tradition that began in the bronx in the 1970’s, where “break djs” would take that one part of the record that dancers would go absolutely crazy for. that part where all the music breaks down to nothing but the essence: drums and percussion. these are all truly timeless beats that sound as fresh today as they did when the founding fathers like kool herc, bam, flash and hollywood were catching them for the frst time in community centers throughout the city. we’ve edited and extended these breaks for maximum effect on the dancefloor - so you don’t have to. enjoy!
maps is a project by a london-based lithuanian drummer and producer, marijus aleksa. this labour of love is the culmination of many hours spent touring and in-session with some of the greats of londons bubbling contemporary jazz scene, resulting in marijuss first solo project to date. the ep combines elements of jazz, afrobeat and electronic music through free-form jamming and remixing, with movement and the dance floor firmly in mind.
the bamboos veröffentlichen ihr neues album night time people. das australische dreamteam um bandgründer und gitarrist lance ferguson und sängerin kylie auldist ist millionen hörern weltweit durch ihren hit »this girl« bestens bekannt. ferguson schrieb den song bereits 2009. durch den remix von kungs vs. cookin on 3 burners avancierte er 2016 zu einem der größten charthits und zeigte, dass sich die welt popmusik mit echter seele wünscht. the bamboos gelten schon lange als eine der besten funk-soul-bands der welt.
ihr inzwischen achtes studioalbum verspricht, den erfolg von this girl noch zu übertreffen. die elf tracks auf night time people beleben mit zeitgenössischem songwriting vertraute arrangements und grooves des frühen funk-soul wieder. gesungen werden sie von einer der markantesten stimmen australiens.
das 180 gramm doppel-vinyl erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
the classic 1958 recordings were the first to see miles davis experiment with the modal techniques that were continued and expanded on the ground-breaking “kind of blue” album. pressing on 180 gram high quality virgin vinyl.
double record set / 180g axis audiophile series / color gatefold jacket. most tracks on this release were recorded in one-take recordings to capture the moment, which is a vital element to what makes spiral deluxe so unique. let it go was composed by spiral deluxe and features even more masterful artistry of the likes of veteran vocalist tanya michelle, with the mix production of the one and only detroit native producer and dj terrence parker
ZAMAAN YA SUKKAR - EXOTIC LOVE SONGS AND INSTRUMENTALS FROM THE EGYPTIAN 60S (LP+MP3)
12" Vinyl+mp3 BE05.09.18
compilation (lp+mp3 un-earthed latin and jazz-tinged tracks will let your mind drift off to the glamorous nightlife of 60s cairo. meet some forgotten souls of the egyptian music scene and cinema world. sensual voices and bolly-wood-like orchestra sounds inflame the senses of the body with an in-tangible exotic twist! all music is remastered from original 45s pro-duced by sono cairo
strut continue their essential work with the godfather of ethio jazz, mulatu astatke, with the first official reissues of his early classics afro latin soul volumes 1 and 2 from 1966, recorded as the ethiopian quintet. arriving after astatkes life-changing years studying at berklee college in boston, the albums were the first experiments in his pioneering sound, fusing ethiopian cultural music with afro latin and jazz forms
free your mind and float away, you’re now entering the mode of the growing bin. hamburg’s centre for audio enlightenment is back with another sublime sensory experience, this time from the land of the rising sun. . keen to get another stamp on his passport, basso reached out to japanese duo singu, two open minded cats who just love to jam. marrying kiyo’s free drumming with keta ra’s melodic mastery of keyboard and guitar, the two-piece fuse free jazz, post-rock, kosmische and ambient into immersive and esoteric improvisations. free from any compositional concerns, the hiroshima outfit trade in energy, emotion and expression
2lp in gatefold sleeve with liner notes. 180gr vinyl. including download code with bonus live recordings. this collection of rare and previously unreleased recordings pays homage to the life and jazz of jack sels.
the albums one of ra s greatest from the 70s recorded in italy in 1978, and featuring some incredibly otherworldly keyboards that are some of his most enigmatic on record! original tracks from the album include disco 3000, an incredible workout on synthesizer, with a tiny bit of drum machine, a little space is the place breakdown, and all of the wild sound you d expect from a sun ra album plus more long tracks the sweetly soulful friendly galaxy, a great soul jazz number, and dance of the cosmo aliens, which has spooky organ, frenetic bass, and somber percussion. check!
REACHIN (A NEW REFUTATION OF TIME AND SPACE (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK29.08.18
25th anniversary edition - first vinyl reissue of the 1993 debut album from digable planets, expanded as a double lp for improved sound. includes deep liner notes by larry mizell jr. interviewing ishmael “butterfly” butler. lyrics are included for the first time. the 2xlp is housed in a deluxe wide spine jacket with booklet and inner sleeves.
it is said that every generation casts its mind back to a previous era in times of crisis, the resources that will allow us to decode the questions of our moment may lie in the myths of another era. le renard bleu, the new musical and cinematic collaboration between lafawndah and composer midori takada, and filmmakers partel oliva, takes a cross- generational echo as ground zero for recovering a crucial myth for uncertain times: the blue fox. as transmitted by takada, the fox appears in both ancient senegalese and japanese folktales as the trickster archetype, belonging both to the heavens and to the earth, the fox is the agent of chaotic good, shaking the world up when its energy has become stagnant. above all else, the fox is famous for its cunning nature.
a true japanese jazz holy grail album, this 1975 album was made solely as a business card for an influential businessman and only a few hundred were known to be pressed. the quartet comprises a group of students who never shared a stage with each other and only formed for this one album yet the album sounds as if they ve been playing together for decades. deep modal jazz, frenetic, fizzy and energetic, these five tracks are some of the most coveted and sought after songs from the japanese jazz golden age
»janus« ist eine zusammenstellung seltenen materials von sun ra und seinem arkestra, das aus aufnahmen von 1963 bis 1970 stammt, die sowohl während live- als auch studioauftritten eingespielt wurden. der space-age jazzschamane bringt hier eine vielzahl von stilen und stimmungen auf die bühne. die tracks wurden remastert und auf audiophiles vinyl bei pallas in deutschland gepresst.
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.
LE CERCLE ROUGE (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK)(180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl D07.08.18
original soundtrack - super deluxe version, (including 4 tracks never released on vinyl before, this feature is exclusive to this edition, see the tracklisting), 180g vinyl, mastered at half speed, heavy cardboard old stoughton tip-on sleeve, obi, gold sticker info we release jazz is delighted to present the official reissue of the original soundtrack of jean-pierre melvilles 1970 film noir classic le cercle rouge (starring alain delon, bourvil, gian maria volontè, and yves montand) composed by french soundtrack master eric demarsan, available on limited edition 180g vinyl lp mastered at half speed and including 4 bonus tracks not available on previous pressings of the album.
the a-side features a set from the miles davis sextet with john coltrane and julian cannonball adderly, recorded live at newport jazz festival in 1958. thelonious monk quartet and pee wee russell’s set recorded live at newport jazz festival in 1963. pressing on 180 gram vinyl.
a brand new original soundtrack from nicolas godin (one half of the french iconic duo air) which he composed for the 2nd season of au service de la france (in english a very secret service), a tv series produced by arte following the adventures of different spies during the 60s and which will be released on netflix
djeuhdjoah & lieutenant nicholson is a french composers and afro-soul singer s duo. t es qui ? is their first album, fruit of an intense collaboration during many years, on stage and in studio. they call their music as -afropean songs-, a collection of jazzy-pop melodies, afro-soul and funk arrangements. they ll be back in november with a tremendous afro-jazz and funky album titled aimez ces airs. until then, they present -el nino-, an afro-funk gem about climate change, and -fontaine-, an afro hit with a great combination of analog take and electronic dancefloor ingredients. after massive support from national radios and prestigious djs such as gilles peterson, it could be the funky summer hit 2018! limited press on a deluxe vinyl designed by the artist felix.
broken district is a new label launched by the creative minds of jus jam, momla and antwan. the project is born with the idea of exploring alternative music styles that blend the influences of the label s creators, including jazz, house-music, hip-hop, funk, soul, and more experimental sounds. in order to give a global overview of the label s territory, broken district kicks-off with a series of va eps, here delivering its second volume.
first word records is very proud to present a brand new ep from yazmin lacey - ’when the sun dips 90 degrees’.
this ep follows on from her two recent singles, ’90 degrees’ and ‘something my heart trusts’, both of which are included here, along with three previously unreleased tracks, ’heaven’, ‘body needs healing’ and ’burn & rise’. this set illustrates again yazmin’s candid songwriting delivered in her uniquely laidback soulful style, whilst a glorious fusion of neo-soul and jazz performed by pete beardsworth and her trusty band rides throughout.
“running through with the sadness” represents hungry march band’s first full-length studio album in over a decade, and their first pressed to vinyl. the record is an explosion of irreverent energy and a veritable lesson in spastic instrumental dance music. it was meticulously produced over the course of years, indicating a forward step in the evolution of the radical street brass sound.
in the era of the brand, kutiman is an anomaly. a musician who’s a video artist who’s a producer who’s an animator who’s also the unwilling star of one of israel’s most successful recent documentaries, his every record contrasts with whatever it was that came before. but that’s fundamental to his appeal: no one, not even him, really knows what to expect next. unsurprisingly, therefore, ‘don’t hold onto the clouds’ is no different, which means it’s like nothing he’s ever done. most artists would acknowledge this by working under pseudonyms, but kutiman is – yes, you’ve guessed it – different again. “if i changed my name every time i wanted to do something new,” he laughs, “i think i’d have too many names!”
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.
A COSMIC JAZZ FUNK ADVENTURE (CLEAR GREEN LP + MP3)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK16.07.18
deluxe 12” colored sea green vinyl. an exciting new indie funk-jazz-soul masterpiece featuring masters o funk & united sound musicians. recorded live in detroit at united sound, ny, hollywood, las vegas and at funk studios in florida. special guests include: blackbyrd mcknight on guitar- (parliament- bootsy collins), sue ann crawford-vocals (prince) plus a big cast from the allstar funk band and even musicians from lady gaga & theo parrish. each vinyl printed on deluxe heavy weight board, cool graphics and comes with a download card for the full album of songs plus bonus tracks! like getting a double album.
jazz-improvisation, synkopierte beats und revolutionäre haltungen waren in der arabischen welt seit dem frühen 20. jahrhundert gegenwärtig. der rough guide erkundet die heutige lebendige szene und offenbart, wie durch die vermischung von jazz und arabischer musik schönste musikalische mixturen entstehen. das limitierte 180 gramm vinyl erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
the first release on yeyeh is a compilation of tracks by dutch poet simon vinkenoog, a former poet laureate, and renomated one-man band spinvis. more than ten years after the birth of this album, it has been pressed on vinyl for the very first time.
a journey. a journey through sound. a journey of eighty-one years. simon vinkenoog s sound. simon sings, speaks, yells, hiccups, and cries. as a poet. as a witness, passer-by, survivor, instigator, benefactor and chronicler of the remarkable twists of his own lifetime. a collage of music, sound and poetry, compiled with several hours of archived material. carefully edited and soundtracked by spinvis.
comes in gatefold sleeve.
balance records is happy to release -paul cut- while no stranger to the french scene paul is one of the up and coming dj/producers out of paris. this release finds it roots in jazz (chicago /paris?). a1 starts with some heavy beats, which later combined with the other elements can bring the madness to any dance floor. side , a2 brings another kind of madness which shakes you from inside like heated particles with its jazzy vibes. b2 heats you in a subtly way, when you expecting it the least with background sounds inspired from jazz. and once they suck you in you start to be driven by them, like being stuck in the waves. b1 will draw anyone inner energy with its piano. it s a great track to lead to the end of the night or even closing. for the love birds and the loners on the dance floor. b2 heats you in a subtly way when you expecting it the least with background sounds borrowed from jazz. and once they suck you in you start to be driven by them, like being stuck in the waves.
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 ppa duo outta london is back with another burning hot 7inch on gamm. just like on the first 7inch they go for two rare jazz-funk tracks where they not only rework the originals but also add their own instrumentation on top. song for you (by popcorn) got a real nice boogie funk feel and sounds like an early 80s production from the uk even though its actually a rare florida production. green machine is jazz-funk original by o donel levy but now re-tweaked and with vintage clavinet and percussion added over the original track. another ppa home run!
(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.
into the light continues its journey to unearth and update overlooked greek music. this time focuses on a smooth, warm, youthful yet intelligent work that finds effortlessly its place in the tiny greek electronic scene of the mid 90s. gilbr (versatile): each release on this label is good news. there is no exeption. the nireus years- is a rare selection of eight unheard home recordings produced between 1995 and 1997 by the then 16-year old angelo ioakimoglu in athens. the album encompasses his most special productions ranging from bucolic new age to dubbed out midi electronics, jazzy r&b to mediterranean ambient trance!
​,,,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.
at the vanguard of a new unbridled french jazz scene, and attracted to the rich ramifications of modern grooves, the florian pellissier quintet has since its inception in 2002 expressed an attraction for far-flung pursuits though discernible on previous albums today this fascination is front and center of bijou voyou caillou, the quintet’s fourth album, coming out on the heavenly sweetness label on april 27.
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!
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.
UNTINTED: SOURCES FOR MADLIBS SHADES OF BLUE (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl UK19.06.18
as one of the most prolific hip hop producers of all time madlib collaborated with different artists and recorded own songs under different pseudonyms. during his outstanding year 2003 he released the crown on his work, the remix album shades of blue. the album untinted contains the source material for the project and is a fantastic intro to compare all the material from both recordings. it s a great dose of jazz in which madlib focuses on the soul and jazz stuff he used for the recordings. with songs by among others herbie hancock, horace silver and donald byrd the 12-track album gives you an indication of the way madlib created his pieces. pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
you won’t find many producers quoting plato - ‘inner symbols’ takes its cue from the philosopher’s words “music is a moral law. it gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, charm and gaiety to life and everything”. influences are many and all, ranging from colonization and african diaspora to korean shamanism, doug hammond to junior byles.
for its third release, chuwanaga goes back in the past with the reissue of -(where is the) sunshine- by kalima, a rare 7- originally released in 1981 and produced in baltimore by afro-american pianist and producer derrick amin. part i on the a side and part ii on the b side form a real journey, a beauty in its own style fusing jazz, soul and spirituality as well as political values.
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.
scissor and thread is proud to present leland the debut album by francis harris. this long anticipated lp is a requiem to the artists father, released to coincide with the second anniversary of his passing. the album, harris most expansive work to date, features danish vocalist gry on three tracks including lostfound, the first single and video which was remixed by mathew herbert and debuted on pitchfork. also featured throughout are emil abramyan, whose poignant performance on cello evokes comparison to arthur russell, and greg paulus (no regular play/matthew dear band), whose improvisational free jazz inspired trumpet accents converse thoughtfully with harris own tonal melodies performed on piano and guitar. determined to produce electronic music with warmth and true dynamic range, harris recorded and mixed leland at jsm studios on an analog ssl and then enlisted legendary engineer joe lambert to master the project. leland has been featured on pitchfork, magnet, ghetto blaster, aol spinner, urb, mixmag, yourstru.ly, and the village voice, amongst many others. leland will be available in a limited edition triple lp set with free mp3 download!
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.
those who preordered, do not have to do so again - we will contact you when we have stock! this ep is a collection of songs that were recorded during the past couple of years, says baba.they all represent things ive been going through, just day to day stuff travelling, djing, meeting people, being alone a lot, falling in love, parties, hang overs etc. showtime as a title just means its showtime. before every gig, every day of travel. always somewhere. pressure, stress, excitement. gig-economy self-loathing and megalomani. swedish-born 24-year-old baba stiltz (real name) has been steadily releasing his idiosyncratictake on dance music to growing fanfare. a playful brand of electronic music that crosses boundaries and genres unlike many before.opening the ep withjazz inflected slow-jam showtime and peaking with maze-the kind of summer floor-filler babaissucha natural at crafting-his range is fully on show for the showtime ep.
PALMARES FANTASY FEAT. HERMETO PASCOAL (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl, 180 g BE06.06.18
(180 g pressing) for his third album for far out recordings, london based multi-instrumentalist and one of europes finest saxophonists sean khan ventures to rio de janeiro to collaborate with iconic brazilian polymath hermeto pascoal.
comprised of vancouver producers and multi-instrumentalists nick wisdom and astrological, canadian duo potatohead people boast a number of noteworthy accolades thanks to a their signature sound drawing influences from 90 s boom-bap, future soul, classic jazz, deep house and boogie/funk. beginning with a series of ep s, including their landmark -kosmichemusik- ep, potatohead people s productions quickly made their way to artists like illa j who tapped the duo to produce his now critically acclaimed self-titled album, as well as producers like kaytranada (who co-produced illa j s -strippers- with the pair). supporters such as soulection, nightmares on wax, pomo, dj spinna, big boi, and phife dawg have also played formidable roles in championing the sound of potatohead people worldwide.
acid jazz is pleased to announce that it has teamed up with the legendary fania records for our latest 7 inch release. june 1st will see us release ray barretto’s “mercy mercy baby” lifted from his classic album “acid” produced by harvey averne. it is backed by an astounding and previously unreleased instrumental version, which is longer than the released version and has a stunning trumpet solo making it a summer dance-floor cooker. released on a specially designed label, which pays tribute to the first gold fania labels, this will be limited to a run of a 1000.
im basement des legendären westlondoner flamingo clubs gab es den weniger bekannten americana club, wo jimi hendrix 1966 erstmals in england live auftrat, paul mccartney seine spätere ehefrau linda eastman kennenlernte und mitte der 1950er jahre ein mod-allnighter mit r&b, blues, jazz, calypso und ska stattfand, dem dieser gleichnamige lp-sampler mit 16 erfrischenden tracks gewidmet ist.
nichts passt besser zu dieser aussage auf diese wundervoll zusammengestellte und verzaubernde musikselektion, die, wie auch jeder agnes obel-song, ruhe und frieden ausstrahlt. es ist die entschleunigte antithese zur rush hour, wie ein zugefrorener see an einem sonntagmorgen. agnes obel verbindet songs der enigmatischen jamaikanerin nora dean (eine duke reid produktion) mit dem kargen, bitterbösen -party girl- von michelle gurevich, das den gleichnamigen französischen film inspirierte. wehmütige stimmen von the bulgarian folklore choir, nina simone, ray davies und agnes selbst treffen auf mehr oder weniger elektronische tracks von yello, can und der griechischen kultkomponistin lena platonos. garniert wird die kollektion mit neuem agnes obel-material wie den dänischen song -glemmer du-, die vertonung von inger christensens -poem for death-, sowie den song -bee dance-. die doppel-lp erscheint als limitierte 180g pressung mit allen 19 ausgespielten tracks, audiophil auf halber geschwindigkeit gemastered, inkl. bonus-download-code mit allen tracks (einmal komplett ausgespielt, einmal als mixset) in wav/mp3-formaten, im gatefold mit antistatischen innentaschen plus kunstdruck in 12- größe.
gifted culture collective kicks off with zinnigheddas jam berlin, first 12” of a series of three releases recorded exclusively during improvised jam sessions. gifted culture wants artists to breath and to represent in music the contemporaneity that surrounds us. gifted culture catches that very moment on tape. this is an itinerant music project, to highlight the context as influence on the artistic process. during the first session two thou, autre, xinner and demo gather together during a sunday night in kreuzberg with an electric bass and a bunch of synthesizers. there they start to tell us how they feel the “now”.
recorded in philadelphia in 1969, the deirdre wilson tabac’s sole album is a beautiful blend of funk, jazz and soulful pop. possessing the complex grooves, thrilling breaks and ethereal weirdness that the rotary connection pedalled so brilliantly, the lp failed to connect with audiences upon its original release.
in the decades since, it has deservedly attracted a considerable cult following. however, almost inevitably, it has become increasingly tricky to pick up a copy in good condition for anything less than eye-watering sums. as such, we’re delighted to present the first officially licensed vinyl reissue of this undoubted masterpiece of freaky funk-rock, limited to just 500 copies.
ryo fukuis 1977 highly sought-after jazz gem mellow dream in a deluxe limited edition 2018 reissue, 180g, half speed master, gold sticker, obi tag, stoughton sleeve, limited to 1000 (wrj002) we release jazz (wrwtfww records new sister-label) is thrilled to present the official reissue of criminally overlooked japanese jazz gem mellow dream (1977) by hokkaido pianist wunderkind ryo fukui, released in conjunction with the its legendary predecessor scenery, sourced from the original masters and available on limited edition 180g vinyl mastered at half speed for audiophile sound as and on digipack cd.
ryo fukuis 1976 highly sought-after jazz masterpiece scenery in a deluxe limited edition 2018 reissue, 180g, half speed master, gold sticker, obi tag, stoughton sleeve, limited to 2000 (wrj001) we release jazz (wrwtfww records new sister-label) is proud to present its first release, the official reissue of ryo fukuis highly sought-after masterpiece scenery (1976), sourced from the original masters and available on limited edition 180g vinyl mastered at half speed for audiophile sound and on digipack cd.
there is a memory of a forgotten past, or an unknown future. that momentary seed of thought of a time where the unearthly and the spiritual reigned supreme. an abundant force of the senses , linking to the deeper paths of consciousness. where our roots merged and linked with the universal network of thought. where magic and mystery where not seen as illusion, but a treasure of collective inspiration. captured in the now and the endless, the same and the opposite intertwined, the light and the dark. the thing with five eyes is jason kohnen’s phoenix rising from his previous disassembled ‘darkjazz’ projects the kilimanjaro darkjazz ensemble and the mount fuji doomjazz corporation. the continual journey into unknown musical territories. ‘noirabesque’ is that current day journey into those worlds that have been or are still to come. a boundless universe. on this adventure kohnen is accompanied by algerian / french singer leila bounous, who perfectly adds the oriental and mystical vocal timbre to the album. pressing on 180 gram double vinyl, housed in full coloured sleeve.