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AnikaAnika EP ... LP
Invada/Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99
A great follow-up EP to Anika's addictive Stones Throw debut – a darkness-tinged batch of covers – bringing some great songs by The Kinks, The Crystals, Chromatics and Shocking Blue along with a pair of dubbed up versions of earlier Anika singles. There's a bit of no wave vibe of stark electronics and moody vocals, but Anika's got an overall presense unlike anyone else. Once again she gets some excellent production by Geoff Barrow of Beak> and Portishead. Titles include "I Go To Sleep", "He Hit Me", "Love Buzz", "In The City", "No One's There (Dub)" and "Yang Yang (Dub)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Trance FarmersDixie Crystals (with download) ... LP
Leaving/Stones Throw, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99
Murky melodies and hazy atmosphere from Trance Farmers – mostly the work of one Dayve Samek – delivering one of the most tripped out, yet completely appealing albums yet from the Leaving Records/Stones Throw partnership. Low fi guitar melodies and spooky, echoey vocals are usually in the mix, and the record ultimately has got freeform, musically omnivorous spirit that covers a lot of stylistic terrain, without breaking it's distinctive mood. Includes "Greasy Rider", "Purple Hay", "Lone Star", "Friends", "Betty Bop", "Gas Can", "Whiteout", "Fume", "Dream Train" and "When The Right Time Comes". LP, Vinyl record album
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New VariousMinimal Wave Tapes Vol 2 ... CD
Minimal Wave/Stones Throw, Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing electro from the early 80s – a host of rare and wonderful tracks that even surpasses the greatness of the first Minimal Wave Tapes compilation! The set's awash in great keyboards, spare drum parts, and brooding basslines – all with a spare, stark quality that recalls the best moments of the Sheffield and Manchester scenes – with a dose of Italian Cosmic and German new wave thrown in as well! Most of the tunes here are totally new to us – and that's saying a lot, because back in the day, we were heavily into sounds like this – which means our hat's off to compilers Peanut Butter Wolf and Veronica Vasicka for doing such a great job with the collection – unearthing this secret history of electronica that bubbled in the global underground of the post-punk, post-disco years. Tracks include "Fire" by Ruins, "Cinnamon Air" by Antonym, "HSTA" by Das Ding, "What Happened To You" by Subject, "The Drum" by Ohama, "The Sleep Room" by Geneva Jacuzzi, "Japan Japan" by Felix Kubin, "Out Of Line" by Class Info, and "Dirty" by Hard Corps. CD

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New VariousMinimal Wave Tapes Vol 1 ... LP
Minimal Wave/Stones Throw, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Sparsely furnished underground new wave from Europe and North America in the early 80s – the first official Minimal Wave compilation from Veronica Vasicka's Minimal Wave label and the arbiters leftfield funky errata at Stones Throw! This is some of the deepest and rarest music from the nascent electro rock and post punk electronic underground of the 80s – most purportedly released on scarcely distributed cassettes, if they were ever really distributed at all beyond the hands of the artists involved – which is fascinating and everything, but the real story here is the exceptional quality. It's incredible stuff! The sound is impeccable, those primitive synth melodies and drum machine rhythms sounding sharp and clear. The songs are great, too, maybe a bit darker edged than the mainstream of the time, and without the cheesy and poorly aging pop sheen of the hits, but we have no doubt the artists here could have been stars had the material reached the right people. It's all wholly ripe for discovery and we already can't wait for Volume 2! Titles include "Way Out Of Living" by Linear Movement, "Flying Turns" by Crash Course In Science, ""Tempus Fugit" by Tara Cross, "Mickey, Please" by Bene Gesserit, "Reassurance Ritual" by Das Ding, "Radiance" by Oppenheimer Analysis, "Who's Really Listening" by Mark Lane, "The Cabinet" by Das Kabinette and more. 14 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
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Elvis Costello & The RootsWise Up – Ghost Remixes & Reworks ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99
Remixes, reworkings, and beats centric interludes of cuts from Wise Up Ghost – from the supergroup team of Elvis Costello and The Roots – courtesy Stones Throw beats genius Karriem Riggins, contemporary funky soul heavies Menahan Street Band, and Antibalas with Chico Mann! Includes "Cinco Minutos Con Vos" (Karriem Riggins remix feat Black Thought)", "Sugar Won't Work" (Karriem Riggins Beat Interlude)". "Come The Meantimes (Karriem Riggins Remix)", "The Puppet Has Cut His Strings (Karriem Riggins Beat Interlude), "Viceroy's Row" (Karriem Riggins Beat Interlude), "Tripwire" (Menahan Street Band Rework) and "Walk Us Uptown" (Antiibalas Rework). CD

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Firebeats IncFirebeats Inc (with bonus tracks) ... CD
HMV/RPM (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
The one and only album from Norway's Firebeats Inc – a set that barely made a dent in the 60s, but which has gone onto have legendary status over the years! The album's got a groove that's partially borrowed from the Brit Beat combos of the time – but also has this harder edge underneath, a style that's kind of a European transmogrification of elements from R&B – but in different directions than you'd hear from the London scene. The guitars are great, and give the record a nice garagey style overall – even when the vocals and songwriting are polished – and titles include "Crying", "I Never Knew The Sun Could Shine So Brightly At Night", "More & More Each Day", "This Rain", "Baby Go Home", and "The Girl That I Depend On". CD features lots of bonus tracks from singles – including "Little Girl", "Let Me Tell You", "Jack The Ripper", "Oh Carol", and "Don't Throw Stones". CD

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New VariousForge Your Own Chains – Heavy Psychedelic Ballads and Dirges 1968 to 1974 ... LP
Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 20.98
Rare psychedelia from all over the world – rock, soul, funk and astral folk – styles flowing cohesively on a single compilation thanks to the killer melodies, hard drums & percussion, and the impeccable taste of the Now Again/Stones Throw team! Forge Your Own Chains, simply put, is one of the best ever compilations of its kind. A few of the tracks have been reissued in some capacity and have recognizable names to rare psych and funk collectors – it's to Now Again's credit that they're going for a great experience rather than simply compiling the deepest, darkest rarities – but that said, all this stuff is obscure in the grand scheme and totally amazing. It features tracks from the US, Colombia, Sweden, Iran, Nigeria and beyond – tracks by Ofege, East Of Underground, DR Hooker, Baby Grandmothers, Ana Y Jaime, The Strangers and more. Amazing, hard grooving psychedelia for obscure rock and rare beat diggers alike! Titles include "Song Of A Sinner" by Top Drawer, "Smiling Faces Sometimes" by East Of Underground, "Forge Your Own Chains" by DR Hooker, ""Don't You Feel Me" by Damon, "Two To Make A Pair" by The Strangers, "It's Not Easy" by Ofege, "Somebody's Calling My Name" by Baby Grandmothers and more. 15 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album