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Roni Size/ReprazentNew Forms 2 ... CD
Talkin' Loud/Universal (UK), 1997/2008. Used ... $2.99
An updated and expanded reissue of this seminal album – one that to set the pace for a new generation of beatmakers and foretoldl the sound of music to come, from the late 90s heyday of drum and bass! Perhaps the larger mainstream musical community never followed through on the promise, but that doesn't lessen Size and his crew's achievement. One of the few full length drum & bass recordings we find ourselves returning to, with a sound that places it in its era without sounding dated, combining hard stepping rhythms – some moving beyond his then dominant jump up sound – with jazzy, soulful production that merits it's place among the forward looking Talking Loud scene of the day. 17 tracks in all, all 13 of the original CD tracks re-edited for the 21st century, plus 4 fully new numbers, including "Brown Paper Bag", "New Forms", "Heart To Heart", "Less Is More", "Don't Hold Back", "Railings", "Lets Get It On", "Share The Fall", "Matter Of Fact", "Beatbox" and "Destination". CD

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Roni Size/ReprazentReplica – The Remix Album ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1997. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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New Roni Size/ReprazentIn The Mode ... CD
Island/Talkin' Loud, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Roni Size/ReprazentNew Forms ... CD
Mercury, 1997. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The album that was supposed to set the pace for a new generation of beatmakers and foretell the sound of music to come, from the late 90s heyday of drum and bass, when it seemed as if things were really poised to jump off for Roni Size and his Bristol massive. Perhaps the larger musical community never followed through on that promise, but that doesn't lessen Size and his crew's achievement here. One of the few full length drum & bass recordings we find ourselves returning to, with a sound that places it in its era without sounding dated, combining hard stepping rhythms – some moving beyond his then dominant jump up sound – with jazzy, soulful production that merits it's place among the forward looking Talking Loud scene of the day. 23 tracks in including "Brown Paper Bag", "New Forms", "Railing", "Lets Get It On", "Share The Fall (full vocal mix)", "Matter Of Fact", "Mad Cat", "Morse Code", "Beatbox", "Hi Potent", "Change My Life", "Jazz", "Hot Stuff", "Electricks", "Down" and "Destination". CD
 
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Bobby BrownDon't Be Cruel ... LP
MCA/Get On Down, 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
Breakout brilliance from Bobby Brown – and actually not his first solo record – but it’s certainly the first one to really show the world he could stand so strongly on his own strongly after leaving New Edition! Given the tight production from LA & Babyface, among others, the sound here is hardly cruel – and instead, the album's got a catchily commercial groove that holds up surprisingly well – and arguably sounds a lot better these days, many years after these tunes were getting a bit too overplayed on the radio. Includes the hit singles "Don't Be Cruel" and "My Prerogative", plus "Every Little Step", "Rock Wit'cha", "Take It Slow", "All Day All Night" and "Roni". LP, Vinyl record album

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Courtney PineAnother Story – Remixes From Modern Day Jazz Stories & Underground ... CD
Talkin' Loud/Mercury (UK), Mid/Late 90s. Used ... $9.99
Remixes of Pine's excellent crossover into the modern London groove scene, the Modern Day Jazz Stories LP. Given that this is the mid 90s, there's loads of jungle and drum and bass mixes here, but executed with grace and respect for the originals that makes them more timeless than many tracks of the era. 12 numbers in all: "I've Known Rivers (4 Hero rmx vol 1)", "Don't X'plain (Flytronix mix)", "The In-Sense Song (Raw Deal mix)", "Tryin' Times (Attica Blues rmx)", "Tryin' Times (Peshay mix)", "Don't X'Plain (Roni Size rmx)", "I've Known Rivers (Pressure Drop rivers run deeper rmx)", "Tryin' Times (Headstrong voc mix)", "The 37th Chamber (Flytronix mix)", "I've Known Rivers (4 Hero bossa)", "Don't X'Plain (Attica Blues head nod)" and "The In-Sense Song (The Mighty Strinths mix)". CD

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VariousKruder & Dorfmeister – The K&D Sessions ... CD
Studio K7 (Germany), Late 90s. Used 2CD ... $5.99
The German studio geniuses go to town on some of the best work of the late 90s – remixing a host of tracks that range from the junglist musings of Birtish artists like Roni Size and Alex Reece, to the jazzier riffings of the Compost crew. Remixed titles include "Heroes" by Roni Zie, "Rollin On Chrome" by Afrodelics, "Eastwest" by Mama Oliver, "Donaueschinge" by Rainer Truby Trio, "Going Under" by Rocker's Hi Fi, "Where Shall I Turn" by Sin, "Jazz Master" by Alex Reece, "Speechless" by Count Bassic, and "Bug Powder Dust" by Bomb The Bass. Heck, these guys even make us like Depeche Mode on their remix of "Useless"! CD

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VariousMasters At Work 10th Anniversary Collection Part 2: 1996-2000 (Definitive Remixes & Original Productions) ... CD
BBE (UK), Mid 90s-Early 2000s. Used 4CD ... $24.99
Part two of this stunning collection of the work of the duo known as Masters At Work! This 4CD collection showcases MAW's amazing ability to blend a wide range of influences from house, classic disco, hip hop, and Latin into a dancefloor friendly mix that not only sounds fresh and up-to-date, but which also has a very strong respect for grooves of the past. MAW have worked with so many different artists over the past 5 years, that this collection ends up being as much a rich document of the growth of club and soul music in general, as it is a testament to their own stunning work. Like the first volume in this series, every track is a killer – and like the first, this is a overstuffed package that's got a huge amount of tracks! Titles include "To Be In Love" by India, "Divine Love" by Ultra Note, "Days Like This" by Kenny Lattimore, "The Ghetto/El Barrio" by George Benson, "MAW Expensive" by Masters At Work, "Watching Windows" by Roni Size/Reprazent, Atmosfear's "Dancing In Outer Space", "Bangin" by Kenlou 6, Monday Michiru's "Sunshine After the Rain", "Around the World" from Daft Punk, "Desire" by Nu Colors, "Are You Using Me" by Luther Vandross, "What'cha Gonna Do" by Eternal, "Spirit" by Cunnie Williams, "Recue Me" by Sunkids, Incognito's "Always There", "I Want You Back" by Mel B, and 4 tracks from Nuyorican Soul: "Mind Fluid", "You Can Do It Baby", "It's Alright, I Feel It", and "Runaway"! CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousRebirth Of Cool 7 ... CD
Island (UK), 1998. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The last of the legendary Rebirth Of The Cool series – and a double-length set that goes even farther than previous volumes! By the time of this one, the scene that first inspired the series was really stretching into new dimensions – so as well as classic-inspired new jazz and soul tracks, there's also a lot of numbers that hit a much more abstract vibe. As before, the tracks represent some of the best of the underground, pulled together in one package – with titles that include "Plans & Designs" by Faze Action, "Contrazoom" by Spacer, "Monkey Jazz" by Ian O'Brien, "My Beat" by Blaze, "Tears For The Yard" by The Amalgamation Of Soundz, "Life (Da Lata mix)" by Luciano, "Ballet Dance" by Roni Size, "African Elation" by Dean Fraser, "Impressions" by Fused Up, and "My History Feel The Spirit" by New Sector Movements. 20 tracks on 2CDs! CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Jason AjemianFolklords ... CD
Delmark, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
One of the trippiest albums we've heard from Delmark in recent years – a really creative session from bassist Jason Ajemian, and one that links the label's avant jazz work to some of the deeper sides of Chicago's indie scene! Ajemian is free to work without any sense of genre or convention – in a mode that still hits plenty of jazz, with key use of work by Monk, Mingus, and Sun Ra – but which really abstracts things and takes them to a whole new level – opening up cosmic territory that lives up to the album's stated request to "Please Feel Yourselves". Ajemian plays bass and some electronics, in a quartet that also features Owen Stewart Robertson on guitar and electronics, Kid Bliss on alto sax and vibrolux, and Jason Nazary on drums – the last of which are played in a very slow, spacious style. All tracks are long – and titles include "Ask Mr Blunt Now" – which features extrapolations of "Satellites Are Spinning" and "Ask Me Now" – and "Orange Is The Color Of The Sun Then Blue Sky" – which is built upon some key Charles Mingus tunes. Other titles are originals, and include "Punk The Blues", "Material Girls", and "Freedom Is A Trail Of Tears". CD

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Alessandro AlessandroniInchiesta ... LP
CMT/Sonor (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A sweet funky set from the 70s – originally recorded as a sound library session, but handled by Italian soundtrack maestro Alessandro Alessandroni! You might know Alessandroni's music best from the 60s, and this set is a later updating of the same groove – one that brings in a bit more electric keyboards, some bouncier basslines, and drums that snap nice and hard on the funky numbers – then lay back on the sweet mellow moments. A few cuts have vocals – ala I Cantorni Moderni – and the whole thing has a warm, sexy 70s groove that's right up there with the best Italian work of the scene from the time. Titles include "Femminismo", "Collettivo", "La Metropoli", "Pubblica Informazione", "Prima Eta", and "Ultimo Soggiorno". Very groovy stuff! LP, Vinyl record album

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Alessandro AlessandroniSangue Di Sbirro ... CD
Cinedelic (Italy), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the funkiest soundtracks we've ever heard from Alessandro Alessandroni – a set that clearly shows he'd been listening to the score for Shaft, as well as a host of 70s sound library music too! There's lots of great Italian cop/crime grooves on the set – done at an understated level that's almost better than more familiar work of the genre – often strongly focused on the core rhythms, which are lean and plenty darn funky – bad-stepping with instrumentation that's often small combo funky jazz more than it is the bigger orchestrations of American cop scores. Titles include "Cop's Blood", "Amusement", "Duke Soul Jazz", "Tema Di Susie", "Club Jazz", "Palance", "Knell", "Sbirro In Fuga", and "Luxury". CD
(Limited numbered edition of 500 copies.)

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Alessandro Alessandroni/Francesco DeMasiLesbo (limited edition) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1969. New Copy ... $15.99
Sexy ladies on the cover, and some equally sexy sounds underneath – served up in a perfect 60s Italian blend of jazz and bossa-based styles! Sweeping strings bring a nice sense of depth to some numbers, while others have a more intimate feel – either via spare guitar, or some jazzy elements on piano, sax, and organ – shifting instrumentation that really keeps things interesting throughout, and which makes the record feel like some rich narrative on its own, in sound – without any need for the images on the screen. The whole thing is wonderful – one of those Italian soundtrack treasures that delivers even more than it promises – and music was composed by Alessandro Alessandroni and Francesco De Masi, then orchestrated by De Masi, with some cool wordless vocal moments as well. Titles include a number of variations on "Lesbo" plus the sweet vocal opener "Qualsiasi Cosa", "Crepuscolo Sul Mare", and "IL'Isola Dell'Amore". CD
(Limited edition – very limited! Just 500 copies!)

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Alessandro Alessandroni/Gianfranco PlenizioLa Signora Gioca Bene A Scopa/L'Infermiera ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1974/1975. New Copy ... $16.99
A duo of mid 70s Italian erotic comedy scores – Alessandro Alessandroni's La Signora Gioca Bene A Scopa and Gianfranco Plenizio's L'Inermiera from '74 and '75 – back-to-back! La Signora Gioca Bene A Scopa features fun waltzy numbers with tinkering keys and sweet strings, and some of the most playfully out there vocalism we've ever heard Edda Dell'Orso! Includes 19 sequences of the title theme. L'Infermiera features a fairly straight, nicely groovy score by Gianfranco Plenizio with style to spare – from laidback & jazzy to more playful with grooves with oddball comic sound flourishes. Includes 12 variations on the title theme. CD

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AloaAloa (180 gram green colored vinyl) ... LP
Medical, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Not a Hawaiian band, as you might think from misreading the title – but a very cool early 80s German electronic duo – one with an equally great ear for tuneful melodies and darker moments! The music here rivals the best of the German new wave of the time – and shares that scene's style of winnowing down all the best keyboard and electronic moments of the prog years into a much leaner, meaner sound – often with playful little touches, and some starker rhythm passages that preface later years of Euro dance – but without any of its cliches. Titles include "Banane Zitrone", "Duetsche Begegnung", "Traumfrau", "Wiesser Wal", "Flamingos", and 'Hostessendienst". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – with bonus insert too.)

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AlpayYekte ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... $25.99
Unusual sounds from Alpay – an artist who perfectly shows the unique east/west crossroads that ran through the Turkish scene of the 70s! At one level, Alpay's as Western as you might guess from his look on the cover – and attempts here to serve up rockish tracks aimed at the mainstream – but his music is also heavy on plenty of older Eastern elements too – unusual inflections on the vocals, exotic instrumentation alongside electronic, and a really compelling style that sounds both ancient and futuristic at the same time! There's a budding spiritualism that seems to seep out around the corners of more conventional song structures – and the blend definitely echoes some of the best modes of the Turkish scene of the same time. The package features a very well-selected batch of Alpay recordings from the early 70s, complete with notes – and titles include "Bak Kalbim", "Akca Kizlar", "Can Karagozlum", "Ask Boyledir", "Suna", and "Denizciler". LP, Vinyl record album

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Amon TobinOut From Out Where ... CD
Ninja Tune, 2002. Used ... $3.99
More dark and twisted beat science from Amon Tobin, filled with alien tones and coloristic washes of sound. Continuing to develop from his earlier work, Tobin continues to expand outward on this release, a challenging excursion into the outer limits of the new beat scene, with some complicated collages and other more atmospheric pieces. 11 tracks in all, including "Back From Space", 'Verbal", 'Chronic Tronic", "Cosmo Retro Intro Outro", "Triple Science" and "Proper Hoodidge". CD

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Ali Ag AmoumineTakamba (with bonus 7-inch) ... LP
Sahel Sounds/Mississippi, 2011. New Copy LP & 7Inch ... $11.99 18.99
A really wonderful document of of the Takamba style of music in Northern Mali and Niger – passionate, energetic and hypnotically performed by Ali Ag Amoumine! Ali's home is in Timbouctou, a couple hundred kilometers upriver from the Takamba region, and it was here that this excellent recording by Christopher Kirkley took place. It's essentially traditional regional guitar music, electrified and played in droning, wholly entrancing patterns, while the rhythm is played on the calabash. The songs here are described as being informed by Ali's travels and including his own compositions, and it does have inimately personal feel, while also pulling us in strictly on the basis of the soaring, hypnotic sounds. Includes "Adernibah", "Khomeissa", "Fatimatou", "Damara", "Kalitay", "Hali Diallo", "Taliat Nouhirase", "Nouvelle Annee" and "Mali". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus 7-inch with the non-album tracks "Amidinine" plus "Hali Diallo".)

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Art BearsHopes & Fears ... LP
ReR, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
A legendary meeting of the talents of Dagmar Krause on vocals, Fred Frith on guitars, and Chris Cutler on percussion and electronics! Titles include "On Suicide", "Piers", "Labyrinth", "The Dance", "Maze", and "In Two Minds". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing. Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)

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Edward ArtemievSolaris (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Mirumir (Russia), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
An amazing electronic score – put together for an equally amazing film – Edward Artemiev's wonderful music for Andre Tarkovsky's Solaris – sounds that are as riveting as the images on the screen! Artemiev beautifully blends analogue keyboard lines with strings, sometimes creating waves of melodic joy, sometimes shifting into much darker, more abstract passages – but all always at a level that really goes past the usual electronics of the time! There's a visionary feel to the music that makes the album completely sublime – and titles include "Ocean", "Dream", "Station", "Disease", and "Return". LP, Vinyl record album

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Larry AustinOcto Mixes – Octophonic Computer Music 1996 to 2001 ... CD
Electronic Music Foundation, 2001. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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David Axelrod & OthersAxelrod Chronicles ... CD
Fantasy, Early 70s. New Copy ... $3.99 14.98
It's great to see that David Axelrod's finally getting his due – and this reissue of material from Fantasy is one of the first reissues of his work in the US! Most cuts here are much more jazz-based than Axelrod's higher-concept material under his own name for Capitol in the late 60s – and the music represents Axe's key move to Fantasy after bigger label fame – a move that he made with Cannonball Adderley, who also figures in on some of these tracks. The CD features 8 tracks from Axelrod's Full Axe album – a tasty bit of funky fusion that's one of his best jazz-oriented releases – plus a sampling of tracks from other albums he produced and/or arranged for Fantasy. Titles from Full Axe include "My Family", "Mucho Chupar", "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing", and "Everything Counts" – and other tracks include "Cantaro" and "Solitario" by Gene Ammons, "Bach" and "Sierra Morena" by Hampton Hawes, "Quit It" by Nat Adderley, "Goodbye So Long" by Funk Inc, and "Stayin Place" from the Big Man 2LP set. CD
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New Kevin AyersJoy Of A Toy (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Harvest/4 Men With Beards, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $15.99 18.98
A wonderful departure for Kevin Ayers – an album that's a lot lighter and more whimsical than his original fame with Soft Machine! The tunes are extremely playful, and often quite catchy – almost a Donovan-esque blend of folksy roots and jazz inflections – but tuned a bit more towards trippier ends, thanks to instrumentation that includes celeste, electronics, flute, oboe, kazoo, cello, organ, and a wide range of different guitars! David Bedford handled arrangements, and other players on the session include some ex-Soft Machine comrades – like Hugh Hopper and Robert Wyatt! Ayers' vocals are produced with a nicely compressed quality that squeezes them in alongside the instrumentation – and titles include "Joy Of A Toy Continued", "The Lady Rachel", "All This Crazy Gift Of Time", "Eleanor's Cake", and "Girl On A Swing". LP, Vinyl record album

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BacheloretteEnd Of Things EP ... LP
Drag City, 2005. Very Good+ ... $7.99
The very cool electronic folk guise of Annabel Alpers – ekeing genuine emotion and leftfield pop melodies out of vintage electronics and plaintive vocals in a sublime way! This mid 00s set is her first record, and it's on vinyl for the first time thanks to our friends at Drag City. Includes "My Electric Husband", "Down In The Street", "Love Is A Drug", "Pebbles And Dirt", "Song For A Boy", "On The Four" and "The End Of Things". LP, Vinyl record album

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BacheloretteIsolation Loops ... LP
Drag City, 2007. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The first full length from Bachelorette – delivering on the promising End Of Things EP with the excellent Isolation Loops LP! Everything is fleshed out just a bit more, taking vintage electronic instrumentation into the realm if intimate folk music and sweeter pop. The acoustic guitar and vintage keys and drum programming pair with her voice very well, thanks in no small part to solid songs and emotionally resonant voice. Titles include "Duet Minus One", "A Lifetime", "Doo-Wop", "Your Magic Air", "Holding Back One", "Subatomic Pop", "And The Earth Knew Absence" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Jim Baker, Fred Lonberg Holm & Stale SolbergParty Knullers Meets Jim Baker – Four Images Of Wank ... LP
Hispid (Norway), 2013. New Copy ... $16.99
Jim Baker plays some pretty great analog synth here – which is mixed with both electronics and cello from Fred Lonberg-Holm – with similar acoustic-sounding elements that really link the players' performances together nicely! The music is improvised with a rich sense of texture and tone – one that's subtle and never hits you over the head with the possible variations of the instrumentation – and as usual, drummer Stale Liavik Solberg proves himself to be a careful participant in such a setting. Titles include "Muhldorfl", "Wallgau", "Krun", and "Schlattan Hofle". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ballister (Nilssen-Love/Rempis/Lonberg-Holm)Mechanisms (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2012. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99
A heady trio performance from Chicago – recorded live at The Hideout with a really wonderful sound! Chi avant players Dave Rempis and Fred Lonberg-Holm are joined by the heavy drums of Paal Nilssen-Love – and together create a sense of energy that really goes beyond the expected – one of those rare meetings of musicians in a setting like this where they really seem to unlock the best in each other – and inspire themselves to push their sound, but in a really unified way. Rempis sounds great on tenor, alto, and baritone sax – Lonberg-Holm plays a bit of electronics alongside his cello – and Nilssen-Love plays mostly on the drum kit, with a bit of added percussion. Tracks are long, but never get lost in their depth – and titles include "Roller Nuts", "Release Leaves", and "Claplock". CD

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John Barry/Shirley BasseyMoonraker ... LP
United Artists, 1979. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Bond goes into space, but Barry stays on the ground – in one of the lesser-remembered James Bond soundtracks of the 70s! The film followed on the Star Wars boom, and had lots of space effects, but Barry keeps things mostly orchestral here – not going for the electronics or sound effects you might think. Shirley Bassey sings 2 versions of the "Moonraker" theme – one straight and one disco – and titles include "Bond Smells A Rat", "Bond Lured To Pyramid", "Bond Arrives In Rio", "Flight Into Space", and "Space Lazer Battle". LP, Vinyl record album
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Gary BartzMusic Is My Sanctuary ... LP
Capitol, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A fantastic bit of jazz funk fusion – and one of the landmark 70s albums produced by Larry Mizell! This is Gary Bartz's second (and most amazing) collaboration with Larry Mizell – a studio genius who could focus on the best talent of a jazz artist, then expand it using additional keyboards, percussion, and often a sweet bank of chorus vocals to give the tracks an extra soulful sound! By the time of this album, Larry had already worked to great fame with Donald Byrd, Bobbi Humphrey, and Johnny Hammond – and the record has him turning his talents towards Gary Bartz to unlock a whole hidden side of soulful expression that would never be matched again! The title cut – "Music Is My Sanctuary" – is a jazz fusion classic in anyone's book, and it features characteristic Mizell keyboards alongside Gary's soulful sax, augmented by a deep vocal chorus that's simply fantastic. Other highlights include "Carnaval De L'Esprit" and "Macaroni" – and the whole album's nice! LP, Vinyl record album

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Les BaxterLost Episode Of Les Baxter (10-inch ep) ... LP
Dionysus, 1961. New Copy ... $11.99
Some of the coolest sounds ever recorded by Les Baxter – issued here for the first time ever! The material was done during Baxter's famous run of exotica albums for Capitol Records – but is pulled from a videotape of an obscure TV performance, and features some of the few live performances that Les ever did of this music! There's some great jazz elements in the music at times – thanks especially to wonderful vibes from the great Larry Bunker, who also plays a fair bit of percussion too – and two numbers feature sublime vocals by Beverly Ford, a singer with a space-age range to match that of Bas Sheva or Yma Sumac, but with an almost-electronic quality that rivals that of Mary Mayo with Dick Hyman. Titles include "Quiet Village", "Ruby", "Lover", "Chopsticks", and "It's A Big Wide Wonderful World". LP, Vinyl record album

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BEF (British Electric Foundation)Music Of Quality & Distinction Vol 1 ... LP
Virgin (UK), 1982. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A strangely compelling project from the British Electric Foundation – the production alter ego of Heaven 17 from the early 80s! The core of the package features tracks from a BEF tribute to pop of the 60s and 70s – featuring a great assortment of (then) nearly-lost singers, working through an equally great assortment of tunes of older vintage – all produced with some slightly ironic new wave touches, but also still coming across in versions that clearly respect the originals. Titles include "It's Over" and "The Secret Life Of Arabia" by Billy Mackenzie, "Wichita Lineman" and "Perfect Day" by Glenn Gregory, "Suspicious Minds" by Gary Glitter, "These Boots Are Made For Walking" by Paula Yates, "There's A Ghost In My House" by Paul Jones "You Keep Me Hanging On" by Bernie Nolan, "Ball Of Confusion" by Tina Turner and "Anyone Who Had A Heart" by Sandie Shaw. LP, Vinyl record album

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Belfi/Grubbs/PiliaDust & Mirrors ... CD
Blue Chopsticks, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99
An excellent second album from the Belfi/Grubbs/Pilia trio – with a more strongly song-based vibe than we expected after their looser, though no less rewarding debut! Andrea Belfi is on drums, percussion and electronics, David Grubbs is on electric guitar, keys and some vocals, and Stefano Pilia plays acoustic and electric guitar. We've been fans of David Grubbs for decades, from the more dissonant underground rock, to the more textural instrumental material, and he's found excellent partners in Italian players Belfi and Pilia. Titles include "Charm Offensive", "Brick Dust", "Cool Side Of The Pillow", "The Distance, Cut", "Ambassador Extraordinaire", "The Headlock" and "Foamy Originale". CD

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John BeltranAmericano ... CD
Exceptional (UK), 2002. Used ... $8.99
An overlooked gem from the amazing John Beltran – beautifully jazzy, and the first record that really had him breaking away from straighter dancefloor electronics! The set is filled with as many acoustic sounds as it is electronic ones – as John brings in flute, percussion, guitar, piano, and a host of Latin-influenced styles – all to open up a groove that's got an incredibly sunny vision. A few tracks have vocals, but the real charm of the set is in the instrumental work – and the overall sound is a real precursor to Beltran's later albums on Ubiquity – done here with a style that's almost got a bit more "roots"! Titles include "Respectall", "Siesta Key", "Caboclo", "Dreamin", "Soul Sketching", "Generations", "Expecting Rain", "Watercolored Dreams", and "Love Static". CD

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New Philippe BesombesLibra – Un Film Du Groupe Pattern ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99
Tripped out electronics meet progressive rock jamming – all in a weird and wonderful film score from the early 70s! The record's one of the best by French experimentalist Philippe Besombes from the time – and it's got a style that sort of starts in the territory of Francois De Roubaix similar electronic work for film – but gets a lot darker and noisier right away! There's a textural depth here that's really great – almost a pre-industrial music exploration of sounds – but the work's also not that over-indulgent, either – and Besombes always has a great way of getting back to a tune, especially on the shorter tracks. Titles include "La Plage", "Rugby", "Ceremonie", "Hache 06", "La Ville", "Les Cosmonautes", "Tis A Song", "Boogimmick", and "PJF 261". LP, Vinyl record album

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Franco BixioValeria Dentro E Fuori (with bonus track) ... CD
Saimel (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... $24.99
A sweet and sexy little soundtrack – penned by Franco Bixio, conducted by Vince Tempera – and filled with cool keyboards, gentle rhythms, and a few cool vocal bits from Edda Dell'Orso! The album's got the laidback, mellow vibe of some of Ennio Morricone's best love themes – mixed with the erotic undercurrents of Stelvio Cipriani, and touched with a few slightly moody, eerie moments as the soundtrack moves on – although even these have a slightly slinky, sexy feel. The set's got one great funky keyboard number – "Per Clavicembalo E Archi" – and other titles include "Fool Play", "Valeria", "La Mente Persa", "Electronic Sound", "Diamonds", and "Rituale". Also features a bonus track – "Valeria Dentro E Fuori". CD

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Black HeatNo Time To Burn ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
A stone classic from Black Heat – the group's second album, and even tighter than their first! The group's size has dropped a bit between albums – but that only helps them cook even more – dropping a bit of the horn section from before, which allows even more emphasis on their razor-sharp rhythms! There's a slight hint of Afro Funk in some of the rhythms – and the keyboards cook with lots of sweet clavinet lines – mixed with a production style that features some bubbling electronic elements that remind us a lot of that crazy "magic bag" that was used by the Lafayette Afro-Rock Band. That group might be a good point of comparison, but the band also shares a lot of Kool & The Gang's ensemble funk style – especially on their cover of "Love The Life You Live" – which they burn here beautifully! Other tracks include "Super Cool", "M&M's", "Rapid Fire", "You Should Have Listened", "Times Have Changed", and "Check It All Out". CD

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Bomba EstereoElegancia Tropical ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $13.99
The best album so far from this up-and-coming Colombian group – a great mix of rootsy elements and more electronic production – served up in the forward-reaching style we've come to love in recent projects from the Soundway label! Bomba Estereo are easily one of the most contemporary groups to hit the imprint of late – and they've got no trouble at all moving between upbeat, soulful styles and more earthy levels of instrumentation – all fused together with the kind of warmth and joy we might expect in some of the older productions from Luaka Bop, but with a bit more edge too. Titles include "Bosque", "Bailar Conmigo", "Pa Respirar", "Mozo", "Pajaros", "Pure Love", and "Caribbean Power". CD
Also available Elegancia Tropical ... CD 19.99

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Bomba EstereoElegancia Tropical ... CD
Sony/Polen (Argentina), 2013. New Copy ... $19.99
The best album so far from this up-and-coming Colombian group – a great mix of rootsy elements and more electronic production – served up in the forward-reaching style we've come to love in recent projects from the Soundway label! Bomba Estereo are easily one of the most contemporary groups to hit the imprint of late – and they've got no trouble at all moving between upbeat, soulful styles and more earthy levels of instrumentation – all fused together with the kind of warmth and joy we might expect in some of the older productions from Luaka Bop, but with a bit more edge too. Titles include "Bosque", "Bailar Conmigo", "Pa Respirar", "Mozo", "Pajaros", "Pure Love", and "Caribbean Power". CD
Also available Elegancia Tropical ... CD 13.99

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Fabrizio Bosso & Marco MoreggiaMagic Susi ... CD
Verve (Italy), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the more electronic projects we've heard from trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso – a set of work done with electronic musician Marco Moreggia, who creates a very different sound for Fabrizio's horn! The music is a blend of sound sources, keyboards, and other elements – sometimes augmented by warmer touches on guest strings and jazz instrumentation, but often laid out just by Marco as a soundscape for Bosso's well-crafted trumpet lines – with some abstracted vocals drifting through the music as well. The mix of acoustic lead and electric elements takes us back to classic work by Jon Hassel, or maybe more recent efforts by Nils Petter Molvaer – and titles include "Blu", "Pour Un Ami", "Little Children", "Stone Mountain", "Fabri Space", and the four part "Seasons". CD

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New Braen's MachineUnderground (with bonus CD) ... LP
Liuto Records/Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy ... $26.99
Heavy fuzz with a good deal of funk as well – a very unique set from the Italian sound library scene – and one that comes across with the feel of some lost psych record from the underground! The album was produced by Piero Piccioni – and features soundtrack/sound library maestros Alessandro Alessandroni and Oronzo De Filippi, working as the pseudonymous Braen and Gisteri – in a batch of heavy drums and basslines, topped with lots of fuzzed up guitar – but all with a tightness that's a lot more forward-moving than the usual set of this nature! Things never get to overdone, but still go plenty far out – and titles include "Flying", "Imphormal", "Murder", "Gap", "New Experiences", "Fall Out", "Description", and "Obstinacy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the album on CD!)

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Anthony BraxtonOpen Aspects '82 ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1982. Used ... $11.99
Braxton and Richard Teitlebaum team up again on this 2 LP release for Hat Art. Teitlebaum plays cool electronics next to Braxton's icy alto, and the sound is incredible. Wild stuff – and although not Braxton's usual bag, it's still a welcome part of his oeuvre. Titles include "3", "1.2", "2", and "1.1". CD
(Out of print.)

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James BrownFoundations Of Funk – A Brand New Bag: 1964-1969 ... CD
Chronicles/Polydor, 1996. Used 2CD ... $14.99
Killer work from James' late 60s period – the time when he was working with the Pee Wee Ellis/Maceo James Brown Band, and developing some of his most crucial conceptions of funkiness. The 2 CD set is filled with nice extra bits – like extended versions of tracks you might already know, alternate takes, and even a few unreleased live performances. Titles include "I Got The Feelin", "There Was A Time", "Funky Drummer", "She's The One", "You Got To Have A Mother For Me", "Licking Stick", "Let A Man Come In & Do The Popcorn", "It's A New Day", "I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)", and "Get It Together (parts 1 & 2)". Niceness! CD
(Includes origingla slipcase.)

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Jonathan Raimes & Lakshmi BhaskaranRetro Graphics – A Visual Sourcebook To 100 Years Of Graphic Design ... Book
Chronicle, 2007. New Copy ... $4.99 24.95
A really inspirational book based around the history of 20th Century design – put together with vivid pages that allow you to steal all the best ideas, and integrate them into your own work! The package spans the most important design decades of the century – and pulls together vivid images from magazines, advertisements, posters, flyers, and even typographic elements too! The volume is designed as a "sourcebook" to give designers new ideas and inspiration – but it reads well enough as an art book on its own, thanks to key historical details and information on artists and illustrators. 175 pages, softcover, in full color. Book

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Tim BuckleySefronia ... LP
DiscReet, 1973. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Tim's working in a style here that's oddly heavier and with more bluesy overtones than some of his classic 60s albums for Elektra – almost reaching for a stronger style that competes with other singer-songwriters who were beating his action at the time! We're not saying that the album's slick or overly commercial – just recorded with a fuller sound, and less of the light jazz-tinged folk styles used in earlier years. A few of the tunes are done in the older Buckley mode, but others have strings, backing vocals, and other larger arrangements. Titles include "Quicksand", "I Know I'd Recognize Your Face", "Martha", "Peanut Man", "Dolphins", "Honey Man", "Because Of You", and "Sefronia – The King's Chain". LP, Vinyl record album

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Solomon BurkeElectronic Magnetism/Bridge Of Life ... 7-inch
MGM, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $0.49
Amazing soul from Solomon Burke – one of his greatest recordings of the post-Atlantic years! "Electronic Magnetism" is warm, sweet southern soul – done with sublime arrangements that rise up on gentle guitars and just a bit of strings – but which take all their power from the rich country soul of Solomon's magnificent vocals! The man's never sounded better – and the single's got a sense of adult, mature love that shows a whole new side of his career! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an MGM sleeve.)

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Nick ButcherBee Removal ... LP
Sonnenzimmer, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99
Moody sonics from Nick Butcher – seemingly served up from instrumental sources which are then manipulated electronically! Some of the best moments have this kind of crispy, crackling sort of feel – almost the poetic beauty of a CD messing up, but a lot more melodic – often bursting forth in a way that creates a great sense of surprise after a mellower moment! Titles include "Tearing Paper", "Bee Removal", "Glass Paragraph", and "Shape Note Singing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cool white vinyl pressing, in nice fold-out silkscreen cover!)

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Billy ButlerPlays Via Galactica ... LP
Kilmarnock, 1973. New Copy ... $14.99
Wow! Funky guitarist Billy Butler runs through Galt MacDermot's score for Via Galactica, with music conducted by the funky composer himself. The sound is spacey and electronic, with drums by Bernard Purdie, bass by Wilbur Bascomb, and piano by Galt himself. Tracks include "Hush", "Life Wins", "400 Girls Ago", and "Other Side of the Sky". Not really a breakbeat record, but with a bunch of cool spacey moments and some very nice spacey laidback sounds. We used to sell this for a lot more, but we found a bunch at a low price, so take advantage of our good luck and get this lost record at a nice new price! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! PLEASE NOTE – some of these copies have a very light warp to them, but they play fine.)

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New BwanaBwana ... LP
Caytronics, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An insanely wonderful bit of Latin funk! The groove is super heavy, and falls somewhere in between NuYorican soul and Chicano Power rock – with a sound that's pretty close to Black Sugar, but a little bit more psychedelic, due to the heavy guitars and keyboards in the grooves. Hard congas take the lead on most of the tracks – especially the cut "Chapumbambe", which starts with a nice breakbeat. Other tracks include "Tema De Bwana", "Motemba", "La Patada", and the massive Latin soul cut "Lolita". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bwana ... CD 8.99

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Donald ByrdDonald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Smoking work from Donald Byrd – post-Blue Note, post-Larry Mizell, and with a modern funk groove that's still pretty darn tasty! Not one to rest on his laurels – which he could have easily done with endless Mizell-based recordings – Donald shifts his groove here towards more of a boogie-styled 80s approach – one that's got the same sort of loping funk that was showing up in the work of Tom Browne and some of the younger players on the scene at the time. There's a fuller, richer, more soul-based approach to the set – but still some strands of the Mizell years – especially in the album's great keyboard work by Clare Fischer, and its use of chorus vocals on a number of tracks. Wade Marcus and George Bohannon helped with arrangements – and titles include a great funky remake of Fischer's "Morning" – plus "Veronica", "Gold The Moon, White The Sun", "Marilyn", "Pretty Baby", and "People Suppose To Be Free". CD
Also available Donald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC ... CD 12.99

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Donald ByrdDonald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC ... CD
Elektra, 1979. Used ... $12.99
Smoking work from Donald Byrd – post-Blue Note, post-Larry Mizell, and with a modern funk groove that's still pretty darn tasty! Not one to rest on his laurels – which he could have easily done with endless Mizell-based recordings – Donald shifts his groove here towards more of a boogie-styled 80s approach – one that's got the same sort of loping funk that was showing up in the work of Tom Browne and some of the younger players on the scene at the time. There's a fuller, richer, more soul-based approach to the set – but still some strands of the Mizell years – especially in the album's great keyboard work by Clare Fischer, and its use of chorus vocals on a number of tracks. Wade Marcus and George Bohannon helped with arrangements – and titles include a great funky remake of Fischer's "Morning" – plus "Veronica", "Gold The Moon, White The Sun", "Marilyn", "Pretty Baby", and "People Suppose To Be Free". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Donald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC ... CD 13.99

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New Robert CacciapagliaSei Note In Logica (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Wah Wah (Spain), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Sublime minimal sounds from Italian composer Robert Cacciapaglia – a record we'd rank right up there with the 70s best from Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass! Cacciapaglia follows in a tradition begun by other Italian modernists – like Giusto Pio and Franco Battiatto – but he also adds in phase-oriented playing that really opens things up – a beautifully lyrical vibe that's probably most close to Terry Riley in its hypnotic swell, but which is carried off here through complicated variations of strings, woodwinds, electronics, marimba, and some especially great vocal passages! The cover's as wonderful as the music – and the whole thing's a set we've treasured for years. LP, Vinyl record album

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John CageEarly Electronic & Tape Music ... LP
Sub Rosa (Belgium), 2013. New Copy ... $15.99
New recordings of some of the most important early experimental work from John Cage – his best electronic and tape-based compositions – presented here in a style that's very faithful to the original ideas, but often recorded a lot better than most early versions as well! The music is handled by a quartet of players who shift between electronics, tapes, record players, oscillators, radio, and phono cartridges – plus a bit of vocalizations on one track too. Pieces include the seminal "Cartridge Music", plus "Variations 1", "Imaginary Landscape No 5", "Fontana Mix with Aria", and "WBAI". LP, Vinyl record album

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John CaleHelen Of Troy (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Island/Culture Factory (France), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
One of John Cale's greatest moments as a solo artist – a wonderfully dark record that also features lots of great guitar from Chris Spedding, plus electronics from Brian Eno too! There's a stark, flat tone to Cale's lyrics here – a quality that almost echoes some of Eno's albums from around the time, especially the first two – but which takes on some shapes and phrasing that are definitely in the spirit of John's larger body of work too. But man, there's some very spooky bits here – even where you wouldn't expect them – that sense of surprise that Cale could always bring to sweeter moments with the Velvet Underground, re-focused here wonderfully for his own needs. Titles include "Cable Hogue", "Engine", "Save Us", "My Maria", "I Keep A Close Watch", "Helen Of Troy", and "Sudden Death" – plus a cover of Jonathan Richman's "Pablo Picasso". CD
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New CanOut Of Reach (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/Cleopatra, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
It's the late 70s, so the line up here still includes the motoric Jaki Liebezeit and his classic Krautrock drumming and Michael Karoli, who's adopted a very prog sensibility on guitar plus Irmin Schmidt, Rosko Gee and Reebop Kwaka Baah. Plus as an added bonus, Connie Planck recorded this tasty, treat, so you know the electronics are in full effect. 7 tracks in all, including 'Serpentine", "Pauper's Daughter & I", "November", "Seven Days Awake", "Give Me No Roses", "Like INOBE GOD" and "One More Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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Walter CarlosWell-Tempered Synthesizer ... LP
Columbia, Early 70s. Very Good ... $2.99
Walter Carlos (now Wendy) performs electronic versions of many classics on the Moog. If nothing else, this is an interesting period piece, though on a certain level we're quite fond of it, oth in it's performance and it's motivation. Moogy takes of Monteverdi's "Orfeo" suite, several Scarlatti sonatas, Handel's "Water Music", Brandenberg's "Concerto no 4 in G Major" and Monteverdi's "Domine Ad Adjuvandum". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some aging, a bit of marker, minor splitting on the bottom seam, and some splash stains on the back. Label has some marker.)

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John CarpenterAssault On Precinct 13 ... CD
Record Makers/Death Waltz (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A super-dope electronic classic – John Carpenter's original soundtrack for his 1976 film Assault On Precinct 13! The main theme of the film is tremendous – early, raw electronic drums and bass – all moving in a slow, spacey, heavy funk sort of style – with nice noisy touches on the fringes, and an overall approach that's as thrilling as the film. The other tracks follow with a similar approach – using some really spare electric drums to set the pace, then filling in the rhythms with sinister bits on keys, bass, and added percussion. The whole thing's a pre-hip hop, pre-electro masterpiece – with a sound that's almost more mindblowing today than it was back in the 70s! Titles include "Street Thunder", "Main Title", "Napoleon Wilson", "Energy Stop", "Wrong Flavour", "Well's Flight", "Walking Out", and "Second Wave". CD
Also available Assault On Precinct 13 (180 gram vanilla colored pressing) ... LP 22.99

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John CarpenterAssault On Precinct 13 (180 gram vanilla colored pressing) ... LP
Record Makers/Death Waltz (UK), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
A super-dope electronic classic – John Carpenter's original soundtrack for his 1976 film Assault On Precinct 13! The main theme of the film is tremendous – early, raw electronic drums and bass – all moving in a slow, spacey, heavy funk sort of style – with nice noisy touches on the fringes, and an overall approach that's as thrilling as the film. The other tracks follow with a similar approach – using some really spare electric drums to set the pace, then filling in the rhythms with sinister bits on keys, bass, and added percussion. The whole thing's a pre-hip hop, pre-electro masterpiece – with a sound that's almost more mindblowing today than it was back in the 70s! Titles include "Street Thunder", "Main Title", "Napoleon Wilson", "Energy Stop", "Wrong Flavour", "Well's Flight", "Walking Out", and "Second Wave". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing, housed in a nice gatefold tip on jacket – and super super heavy!)
Also available Assault On Precinct 13 ... CD 14.99

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Casino Vs JapanGo Hawaii ... CD
Wobblyhead, 1999. Used ... $1.99
Wobbly sounds from Casino Vs Japan – loads of great low fi electronics that really take us back to that key 90s moment when so many folks were rediscovering the sound of the analogue generation! The music here comes from a few years after that moment, but still shares the same love of shapes and textures that made the rediscovery so great – and if anything, the lack of immediacy allows these guys to just lay back and find their own space – often letting the tunes just take form slowly, without any overdone qualities – giving the whole thing a really personal feel that's still quite vibrant all these many years later! Almost like a post-rock version of the Sky Records sounds from the German scene of the late 70s/early 80s – with tracks that include "It's Very Sunny", "Metrobolt", "Dielectric Saints", "The Larp", "Medery", "Warm Windows", and "Theme". CD
(Out of print.)

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Central LineCentral Line Collection ... CD
Mercury (UK), Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
A long-overdue look at one of the greatest 80s groove bands around – the mighty Central Line, one of the few British soul groups to really kick it up back in the day! Central Line had a sound that was very much in the spirit of the times – a sweeeet blend of bass riffing, keyboards, and nice electro touches – always done with a soulful approach to the vocals that nicely offsets the electronics! The set's got 16 tracks in all – original and Larry Levan remixes of "Walking Into Sunshine", plus the tracks "I Need Your Love", "Don't Tell Me", "Shake It Up", "That's No Way To Treat My Love", "Surprise Surprise", "Nature Boy", "You've Said Enough", "Goodbye", "Bad Floyd", "Time For Some Fun", and "Lost In Love". CD

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Chicago Underground DuoAge Of Energy ... LP
Northern Spy, 2012. Near Mint- ... $16.99
The title's an interesting choice – given that the energy here is often quite laidback – a set of open sonic explorations between cornet player Rob Mazurek and drummer Chad Taylor – both of whom handle plenty of electronics in the set as well! Both Rob and Chad are musicians who can work in harder, sharper modes when needed – but here, they relax into a groove that really recalls the late 90s Chicago scene that both helped them raise up in prominence – in a style that's an atmospheric mix of jazz and other instrumental modes. Titles include "Winds & Sweeping Pines", "It's Alright", "Castle In Your Heart", and "Age Of Energy" – the last of which does have Taylor moving with a stronger punch than on other tracks. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing, still in the resealable sleeve.)

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Suzanne Ciani/CloneLogo Presentation Reels 1985/Octabred ... LP
Disposable (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
Very cool sound library work – in a wicked split LP from Finders Keepers! Suzanne Ciani steps out on side one – offering up a huge host of short instrumentals that are all designed to back the presentation of new corporate logos in the mid 80s – tracks that are often heavy on keyboards and synth, some with a dark ominous quality – some with a triumphantly proud feel! The side features work done for Time, AT&T, ABC, Mercury, and Atari – plus other more unusual bits too. Clone are on the flipside – offering up a well-matched batch of electric numbers that continue the moody feel of the first side – 80s keyboard and electronics that are often used in a spare, trippingly rhythmic way that might well be some lost horror soundtrack, interspersed with some more Kraftwerk-like bits too. Titles include "Harpbirds 2", "Octabred At The End", "Instrumental", "Becomes A Loner", "Tape 38", and "Clone Meets Octabred". LP, Vinyl record album

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ClusterCluster II ... CD
Brain/Lilith (Italy), 1972. Used ... $9.99
Heady work from Cluster – a record that really helped set the tone for a whole generation of German experimentation! The sound here is incredibly dense – guitar and keyboard parts that are processed heavily, looped back on themselves, and sometimes supported by a bit of electronics – all at a level that's still quite fresh and free – never too jamming, nor too experimental for experiment's sake! There's an intrinsically rhythmic feel to the whole record – a cosmic pulse that ebbs and flows beautifully – and the whole thing still has a lot more of an edge than most of the later work from the team of Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius. The album was co-produced with Conny Plank – and titles include "Plas", "Im Suden", "Fur Dir Katz", "Georgel", "Live In Der Fabrik", and "Nabitte". CD

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Charles CohenGroup Motion ... LP
Morphine (Netherlands), 1989. New Copy ... $19.99
Late 80s recordings from electronic genius Charles Cohen – but music with a spare, analogue quality that feels much more like material from the late 60s! The set features two pieces that Cohen scored for dance performance – but served up at a level that's quite spare and spacious – light years from the usual dance themes of the time, and very much at a level that recalls some of the earliest use of electronics in relation to the human body. The album is relatively short, but has a richness that's undeniable – real power and variety that come from the tracks "Group Motion" and "Generator". LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles CohenMusic For Dance & Theater ... LP
Morphine (Netherlands), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $24.99
Hardly the regular sort of music you'd expect for dance or theater – as all the tracks here are the creation of Charles Cohen – an overlooked American electronic pioneer, and one with a great ear for unusual sounds and styles! The music is almost all performed on analogue synthesizers – and often balances perfectly between cosmic soundscapes and more creative passages – some of which really show Cohen's strong talent for creating unusual sounds. Yet unlike other musicians of this nature, Charles is never out to shock or overwhelm – and instead has this minimal, organic sense to his music – which often makes you feel like there's a lot more "heart" inside than usual. Titles include "The Street", "Velcro Dance", "Water", "Bell Jar", "Blue Krishna", "Tubs", and "Sunrise Women/Men". LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles CohenRetrospective ... CD
Morphine (Netherlands), 1980s. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99
Cool 80s electronic work from Charles Cohen – an overlooked American artist from the mid-Atlantic scene, but one whose music rivals some of the early greats from the previous analogue years! At a time when so many others were either overly bombastic, or way too laid back, Cohen had a way of really keeping things interesting – pushing around the edges for unusual electric sounds and phrasings, but never pushing things into the territory of noise or industrial expressions. There's a tunefulness to most of these tracks that's really wonderful – even though most of them hardly have a tune at all – and the set features music from all three previous volumes of Cohen's material on the same label – including work for theater, and some longer pieces too. Titles include "Tubs", "Bell Jar", "Sonomama", "Group Motion Performance", "Dance Of The Spirit Catchers", "The Street", "Water", "The Middle Distance", "Camera Dance", and "Duos Solos". CD

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Perry ComoPerry Como In Italy ... LP
RCA, 1966. Sealed ... $6.99
One of the most haunting albums we've ever heard from Perry Como – a session recorded in Italy during the mid 60s – featuring arrangements by Nick Perito, and backing vocals by the Alessandro Alessandroni Singers! The tunes include a fair bit of older Italian numbers – some sung in the language of their origin, some in English translations that we've come to know on this side of the Atlantic – and Como takes them all with a sad-tinged style that makes the album one of his moodiest ever – a record that oozes melancholy with every song, and which has a late nite, heartbreaking appeal that goes beyond even the understanding of language. The set's a great one to convey the popularity of Italian work on the American market in the 60s – and Como carries off the session even better than some of the more likely singers on the scene during the period. Titles include "Souvenir D'Italie", "Forget Domani", "Anema E Core", "One Day Is Like Another", "Arrivederci Roma", "Oh Marie", and "E Lei". LP, Vinyl record album
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Con Funk ShunCandy ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
Con Funk Shun really hit a tight groove on this one – late 70s dancefloor funk at its finest – and a turning point for the group that set the scene for 80s grooves to come! The killer group vocals, thumping funk bass and punctuating horn blasts are in full effect, and the group is also starting to work more with synthesizers and electronic sound washes – the spacey touches blending perfectly with their tried-and-true funk. A great batch of tunes, well-produced by the group and Skip Scarborough, and ear-pleasing tunes all the way – sparkling with a great blend of bassy funk and smooth ballads! Tracks include "Fire When Ready", "Chase Me", "Not Ready", "Da Lady", "Candy" and "(Let Me Put) Love On Your Mind", "Main Slice" and "Images". LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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Karol ConkaBatukfreak ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
Beat-heavy Brazilian work from Karol Conka – a set that's got some of the same urban vibe of the baile beat work of a few years back, but which also focuses the energy into a tighter, more compact R&B groove! Karol rhymes her way along the groove, but at a pace that's a bit more laidback than some of her contemporaries – and the rhythms bring in lots of earthy, organic elements alongside the electronic ones – creating this fusion of favela roots and contemporary urban – on tracks that include "Caxambu", "Gueto Ao Luxo", "Sandalia", "Boa Noite", "Gandala", "Bate A Poeira", and "Vo La". CD

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Valerio CosiCollected Works ... CD
Porter, Mid 2000s. Used ... $6.99
An earthy blend of jazz and improvisation from multi-instrumentalist Valerio Cosi – a collection of tracks from some recent self-released records, pulled together as a really great introduction to his music! Valerio plays a fair bit of alto sax on the record, often in looped fashion – and also handles flutes, sitar, guitars, and a variety of percussion instruments – often overdubbed on the same track, and occasionally processed with a bit of electronics too, but always with a sound that's pretty organic overall – as if the work was being done by a collective of spiritual avant players. Titles include "I Wanna Be Free", "Making Love In Lhasa", "Silver Stars & Golden Moon", "Harmonia Raag", "Mozambico", and "Interstellar Trane" – plus "Love Is Everywhere", which features some abstractions of the original by Pharoah Sanders! CD
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Gal CostaGal Costa (1969) ... CD
Polygram/Dusty Groove, 1969. New Copy ... $10.99 12.98
One of the most mindblowing albums ever recorded – anywhere, anytime! This 1969 set stands as one of the greatest records ever cut by Gal Costa – done at the height of the Tropicalia movement, and featuring a sublime mix of styles that really gets the spirit of the movement right. Arrangements are by the legendary Rogerio Duprat – who effortlessly shifts the backings between stark electronics, sweet bossa, gliding strings, jazzy piano, and baroque orchestrations that dance around with a surprising amount of grooves! Tunes include some classics by Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, and Gilberto Gil – served up in amazing new versions by Gal and Duprat! Titles include "Nao Identificado", "Lost in the Paradise", "Que Pena", "Sebastiana", "Namorinho De Portao", "Divino Maravilhoso", and "Deus E O Amor". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)
Also available Gal Costa (1969) (180 gram pressing) ... LP

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Gal CostaRecanto Gal Ao Vivo (DVD) ... DVD
Universal (Brazil), 2013. New Copy DVD ... $24.99
Amazing sounds from Gal Costa – a brilliant live album that follows strongly in the mode of her Recanto studio album! Like that set, this one features Gal in the most experimental style she's used in years – bits of electronics and contemporary underground modes layered in with her sublime vocals – all in ways that reopen that leftfield side of Costa's talents that have been buried for so many years! Some tracks are quite intimate and personal, others are very powerful – and the performance was put together by both Caetano and Moreno Veloso, with backing by a trio that also features percussion from Domenico too. Titles include "Tudo Gil", "Da Maior Importancia", "Mansidao", "Forca Estranha", "Meu Bem Mel Mal", "O Amor", "Baby", "Deus E O Amor", "Segunda", "Barato Total", and "Autotune Autoerotico". DVD features subtitles in Portuguese, English, and Spanish. DVD
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New CrampsDate With Elvis ... LP
Big Beat (UK), 1986. Very Good ... $16.99
One of the best full lengths by The Cramps! By the time A Date With Elvis came out in the mid 80s, The Cramps had pretty much perfected their wild mix of ghoulish innuendo and truly devoted roots rock/garage revivalism. The sex club and monster movie imagery was for show, but their love of rootsy rumbles was no joke! The record is dedicated to the memory of Ricky Nelson and the dedication is not ironic. Great, ghoulish Cramps at their mid-decade peak. Oh, and by the way. . .Elvis couldn't have handled a date with Ivy. She'd have wrecked that boy. Includes "How Far Can I Go?", "The Hot Pearl Snatch", "People Ain't No Good", "What's Inside A Girl?", "Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?", "Kizmiaz", "Aloha From Hell", "Cornfed Dames" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing on New Rose, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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CybotronMotor City Machine Music – An Explanation Of Cybotron ... CD
BGP (UK), Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
A key moment in electronic music in the US – the early Detroit experiments of Cybotron! The group were the duo of Juan Atkins and Rick Davis – working in early 80s Detroit, in a sound that would later transform into the more familiar techno groove – but which here is a strange blend of styles that includes bits of Kraftwerk, hip hop, electro, and post-disco club! The overall vibe is pretty spacey – with sci-fi themes that run through most of the tracks, echoed by odd production techniques that repeat the best elements over and over, and maintain a dark, spare style that was clearly the blueprint for midwest house grooves in years to come. And if you've ever been wowed by the darker sounds of Chicago house in the mid 80s, you'll really be stunned by the level of work from these guys – as Cybotron seem to preface just about all the post-industrial themes that would show up later on Trax – but come at things from a very different perspective. And added into the whole uniqueness of the work is the fact that these recordings originally were issued by Fantasy Records – so had a west coast life of their own, on a label that hardly had any other relation to Detroit at the time! The set features a total of 13 tracks that includes a few remixes – and titles include "Clear", "Cosmic Cars (Detroit Style)", "Alleys Of Your Mind", "R-(", "Let's Go", "Techno City", "Industrial Lies", "El Salvador", "Cosmic Raindance", "Cosmic Cars (house mix)", and "R-9 (inst)". CD

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Philippe D'AramFascination (10 inch vinyl) ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $22.99
A totally cool score from Philippe D'Aram – one that's heavy on electronics, amidst the usual horror movie moods – which gives the music a cold, stark feel that's really amazing – incredibly spooky at points, and nice and spacey at others! D'Aram doesn't just use the usual familiar moog and Rhodes elements – and instead seems to be working with early sample-type textures – using blocks of sound in these slow-building ways that are almost an electronic equivalent of a Phantom Of The Opera-type organ – especially at points when dark voices filter in to the mix, alongside acoustic elements on tuned instruments. Titles include "La Louve", "Apparation Du Chateau", "Bizarre Cult 2", "L'Amour Des Deux Filles", "Death Brigitte", and "La Valse Grincante". LP, Vinyl record album

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DaedelusRighteous Fists Of Harmony EP (heavyweight vinyl) (limited edition) ... 12-inch
Ninja Tune, 2010. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
The always unpredictable Daedelus returns with Righteous Fists Of Harmony – purportedly a conceptual piece inspired by The Boxer Rebellion – which we won't speak for, but as an eccentric, rapturous mix of electronics, beats, and bits of baroque pop grandeur it's wholly impressive! Daedelus is not new to mixing classical and folk instrumentation of computer grooves, but he's doing it here to more ambitious results than ever before! Titles include "An Armada Approaches", "Tidal Waves Uprise", "The Open Hand Avows", "Order Of The Golden Dawn" feat Laura Darling, "The Finishing Of A Thing", "Succombing To" feat Kid A, "Stampede Me" feat Amir Yaghmai and "Fin De Siecle". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Daft PunkRandom Access Memories (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Columbia, 2013. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 33.98
Daft Punk have always worn their love of pop, disco, electro, soul and fusion pretty proudly on their robot sleeves – and bless 'em, they're paying more earnest tribute than ever before on Random Access Memories – featuring homages to and collaborations with Chic guitarist/pop soul producer extraordinare Nile Rodgers, Italo disco pioneer Giorgio Morodor, soft rock genius Paul Williams and others! What a big, affectionate, timeless and lovable electronic pop record this is. It might not be the best of Daft Punk from the perspective of longtime fans of theirs, but it's certainly our favorite! Includes "Give Life Back To Music", "The Game Of Love", "Giorgio By Morodor", "Within", "Intstant Crush", "Lose Yourself To Dance", "Touch", "Get Lucky", "Beyond", "Motherboard", "Fragments Of Time", "Doin' It Right" and "Contact". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl. Includes code for digital download.)

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Karen DaltonIn My Own Time ... LP
Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
Enigmatic folk rock and soulful bluesy vocals from Karen Dalton – her legendary lost 1971 album that's credited with inspiring some the most idiosyncratic work by folk rock superstars and contemporary freak folk heroes alike! Karen was a fixture on the 60s NY folk scene – Dylan even gives her props in his Chronicles Vol 1 memoirs – but she rarely recorded. Her voice carries a huge Billie Holiday influence – but the delivery is wholly unique in her earthy folk phrasing, a real dip back into Harry Smith territory. Her guitar and banjo picking is strong, too! In My Own Time was recorded for Paramount at the end of 1970 and beginning of '71, with really rich and surprisingly soulful backing on an interesting selection of material written or popularized by Dylan & The Band, George Jones, Paul Butterfield, and even a folksy soul take on "When A Man Loves A Woman". Light In The Attic shines a huge light for this reverential reissue – pristinely remastered with notes by Lenny Kaye, Nick Cave and Devendra Banhart. Other tracks include "Something On Your Mind", "In My Own Dream", the traditional "Katie Cruel", "One Night Of Love" and "Are You Leaving For The Country". LP, Vinyl record album
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Gary DavisProfessor Is Here/Pop ... 7-inch
Chocolate Star/Kay Dee, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99
A killer break cut from Gary Davis – easily one of his funkiest nuggets ever, and a tune that really sticks hard with the drums right at the start! Once things get rolling, some of those sweet moogy touches you'd expect come into the mix – giving the whole thing a P&P vibe – but the beginning of the cut has this wonderful South Bronx old school groove, mixed perfectly by Kenny Dope! "Pop" has drums that are more electronic, then mixed with these really cool moogy bits – making for a wicked stripped-down electro funk instrumental! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Francesco De MasiIl Ranch Degli Spietati (Oklahoma John) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1965. Used ... $11.99
Great old school spaghetti western scoring from Francesco De Masi – and a soundtrack with so many wonderful elements in place! The leadoff tune – "Oklahoma John" – is sung in English, and has a nice sort of 50s feel to it – proud and bold. Following instrumental tunes mix in plenty of traditional western modes – strummed guitar here, Alessandroni whistling there, and just the right sort of dramatic flourishes to spur the action onward – yet always used in the best sort of economical way – the truly great contribution of the Italian scores of this generation. CD features a whopping 23 tracks in all – newly remastered too! CD

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Der PlanDie Letzte Rache (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ata Tak/Bureau B (Germany), 1982. New Copy ... $9.99
Some of the darkest music ever recorded by the quirky German pop group Der Plan – their soundtrack for the 1982 film Die Letzte Rache, recorded in a series of short and quirky little tunes! The sound here is similar to Dar Plan's other albums of the time, but perhaps a bit bleaker at times – with traces of post-industrial instrumentation littered alongside more playful and upbeat numbers. The group's sense of humor is still very firmly in place, but it's also got a lot more bite than usual – as does their overall work with electronics, which seems to have advanced incredibly by this point – able to stretch between the abstractions of Jon Appleton and the directed messages of Bruce Haack. And despite the fact that many of the tunes are extremely short, they're also extremely memorable as well – playful little experiments in soundshapes and tone that have stood the test of time extremely well! Titles include "Oh Oh Oh", "Ich Bin Es", "Zur Alten Dschunke", "Die Unterirdische Fabrik", "Junger Mann", "Fruchte Radio Special", "Oder Nicht", and "Das Ende". 8 bonus tracks on this CD version: "Geloschte Szene", "Miletti 1", "Miletti 2", "Am Strand" and more. CD

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Marco Di MarcoMarco Di Marco Selection – Selected By Jazztronik ... CD
Modern Jazz/Village Again (Japan), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy ... $24.99
One of our favorite pianists ever – presented here in a selection of classics that are hand-picked by Jazztronik! The mix of talents is no surprise – given the huge influence that Marco's had on global scenes over the years – first making big waves in Paris in the 70s, then reaching some big attention in London during the 90s, and even touching folks as far away as Japan with his work! Di Marco's got this wonderful mix of lyricism and rhythm that's unlike anyone else we can think of – a style that might be somewhere in the territory of American players like Horace Silver, Cedar Walton, or Jack Wilson – but which also has its own sort of European twist, thanks to superb rhythmic accompaniment on most numbers from Jacky Samson on bass and Charles Saudrais on drums. The range of tracks is wonderful – all of Marco's best groovers in one set, including some Fender Rhodes tracks as well – and titles include "Scufflin Along", "I Miei Ricordi", "Le Chat Qui Peche", "Dopo", "Par Avion", "You Caught Me", "Bossa With Regards", "Camparenda", and "Theme For Ginerva". CD

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Different BagTrack Down/Let's Put It Together ... 7-inch
Different Bag, 1976. Very Good- ... $11.99
Nice lost one! "Track Down" has a good choppy funk groove, with nice downbeats, weird spacey electronics, and an off-kilter horn finish. "Let's Put It Together" has more of an uptempo groove, with lots of choppy wah wah guitars – and a strong dancefloor groove! Both nice! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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New Dreamies (Bill Holt)Dreamies (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wilmington Studios/Out-Sider (Spain), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
A legendary album from start to finish – and easily one of the most compelling experimental sets from the 70s! Call it a "auralgraphic entertainment", or "an incredible mental experience" – both claims listed on the title – and you wouldn't even be getting half of the picture of this amazing set – because the music rolls out here in a really dreamy blend of folksy elements, found sounds, and electronics – on two long tracks that each run for a side apiece – but which have far more song-structure than you might expect! There's no jamming, but no sloppiness either – and instead, Bill Holt finds a way to bring together disparate sounds and ideas in this really dynamic way – but also with a subtlety that few other later works like this ever thought to try. The record has been legendary for decades – and for good reason, too – and if you're not in an altered state, it will definitely get you there – and if you are, you'd better hold onto your hat! LP, Vinyl record album
(Great special edition – on heavy vinyl, with new mastering, and a reproduction of the original book!)

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New George DukeGeorge Duke (1986) ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
A real move forward for the George Duke keyboard sound of the 80s – and a set that has George using a fair bit of synclavier and linn drums in the mix! Things are almost even more electric than before – and that's saying a lot for Duke – with almost no acoustic instrumentation at all, save for some slight piano – and heavy electronics that not only touch the programmed rhythms, but also process some of the vocals as well! Duke's still very much in fine form, though – and his experience with generations of fusion assure that his efforts in this area are still much stronger than most, even on some of the more hook-heavy tunes in the set. There's a bit less lead vocals than before, and titles include "King For A Day", "Broken Glass", "Good Friend", "So Mean To Me", "I Can Make It Better", "African Violet", and "Stand With Your Man". CD

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New Durutti ColumnChronicle LX – XL (2CD box) ... CD
Kooky, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $39.99
One of the most beautiful albums we've heard in years from Vini Reilly – and a set that really takes back to the magic we felt when buying the first few Durutti Column albums on factory! Not only is the sound here very much the Durutti approach we first fell in love with – a strange combination of post-punk production and performance filtered through the aesthetic of Erik Satie – but the package also has a very special look – like one of those cool cassette boxes for Factory that were originally designed by Peter Saville! This set's got way more to offer than those, though – two CDs' of music (plus inserts and even sandpaper) – originally written by Reilly to accompany an exhibition of his portraits, and expanded here to include an even greater range of personal sounds. Vini is in the lead on most numbers on his wonderfully atmospheric guitar – and plays piano, an instrument that's also handled by Poppy Morgan on some tracks – with longtime partner Bruce Mitchell on drums. Vocals are done by Reilly, as well as Jilly Taylor, Billy Rance, and Caoilfhionn – but are definitely secondary to the instrumental sounds on the set. Titles include "Poppy & Pancho", "Nine Years", "The Party", "Embattled Heart & Rattling", "Fanfare", "Electrostatic", "Free From All The Chaos", "Hotel Calderon", and "Sharrock's Tune". CD

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Thomas DybdahlWhat's Left Is Forever ... CD
Manhattan, 2014. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Quite a set from Norwegian singer Thomas Dybdahl – at one level a blue-eyed soulster with a flair for weaving his vocals with electronics, at another level a more personal singer-songwriter with a captivating approach to a tune! The music maybe feels a bit like some of the more tuneful records on Norway's Jazzland in the past decade or so – vocals in English, and a quality that could cross Thomas over to many different camps – especially with this album's wider distribution in the US. Some of our favorite moments bubble with keys next to Dybdahl's mix of lightness and rasp – and titles include "City Lights", "The Sculptor", "So Long", "Man On A Wire", "But We Did", and "Soulster". CD

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New Hans EdlerElektron Kukeso (180 gram pressing plus bonus tracks) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Take it from us – you can judge a book by its cover – because this weird little record from Hans Edler is exactly what you'd expect from the image on the front! Hans plays early analogue electronics in a very offbeat way – making short songs that blend bleeps, pulses, and keyboard parts with his own processed vocals – out in a space that's somewhere between the more electronic modes of Brian Eno, and the space age sounds of Perrey & Kingsley! Space is as much a player here as sound – and titles include "Oandiig", "Jag Soker Efter Kariek", "Langt Bort", "Romantiken", and "My Third Eye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a nice insert, too!)

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EkundayoEkundayo ... CD
SESC (Brazil), 2013. New Copy ... $22.99
A really amazing project, with roots in a number of different styles – and a quality that's quite unlike anything else we've ever heard before! The group's got a trans-American vibe – contributions from US musicians like Scotty Hard, Melvin Gibbs, and Rob Mazurek, mixed with percussion from Nana Vasconcelos, and topped with vocals and rhymes from Mike Ladd, Lurdez Da Luz, and R Brandao! The music's got the kind of darkly funky quality in the rhythms that we know from Gibbs' earlier projects – although Melvin is just a guest musician on the set – but there's also some of the textured electronics that Mazurek uses in some of his Sao Paulo Underground material, too – which gives the album a very deep feel, even when the lyrics are more direct. Titles include "Family Thang", "Freak Rocker", "Prelevar", "Just Love", "Night Of The Hunter", "Claudio Cafe", and "Em Nove". CD

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Electric IndianKeem-O-Sabe ... LP
United Artists, Late 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
A goofy mix of groovy instrumental tracks with a weird "Apache"-esque instrumentation made up of some nicely processed guitars. The album's sort of funky in parts, with arrangements by Vince Montana that were recorded at Sigma Sound – and which have a late 60s Philly soul vibe to them. You may know the title cut, a goofy instrumental mini-hit, and other tracks include "Storm Warning", "Rain Dance", "What Does It Take To Win Your Love", and "Geronimo". Kind of Philly soul meets the Ventures! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, with a bit of minor seam splitting.)

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Electro Music SpecialistsRobotronic Rhythm – By Your Command/Gemini (remixed)/Ztrain/Close Encounters ... 12-inch
Satamile, 1998. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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Don EllisNew Don Ellis Band Goes Underground/Don Ellis At Fillmore ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
Pivotal electric work from Don Ellis – a pair of albums back to back! The New Don Ellis Band Goes Underground is a monumental jazz rock crossover album from Ellis – soaring along on a fuzzed-out big band groove! The set's got most of the elements of Ellis' other electric sets for Columbia – but also features a tighter, shorter approach to the tunes – plus some vocals by Patti Allen, which adds a nice soul component to the set. There's a lot of nice production touches on the set, making the instrumentation take on whole new sounds in an electro-acoustic way – and the best tracks get nice and funky! Titles include "Higher", "Bulgarian Bulge", "Eli's Comin", "Acoustical Lass", "House In The Country", "Gooood Feelin", "Send My Baby Back", and "Black Baby". Don Ellis At Fillmore features funky madness at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium – and a searing set of tracks that rivals the best studio work from trumpeter Don Ellis! The feel here is really open, spontaneous, and inventive – and tunes are a lot more extended than on most of Don's studio sides from the time – with not only more room for solos, but also a seemingly greater focus on rhythms, which are often upbeat, firey, and very grooving on most numbers. There's a really great mix of trumpet and electronics on the record – including ring modulator and Fender Rhodes – and possibly inspired by the Fillmore setting, Don really opens up on all burners, spacing out with a really hip little groove. Titles include "Pussy Wiggle Stomp", "Salvatore Sam", "Rock Odyssey", "Final Analysis", "Excursion II", and "Antea". CD

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Emerald WebStargate Tapes 1979 to 1982 ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $22.99
A beautifully trippy duo who work here mostly with electronics – but who use the instruments in very organic ways that are almost acoustic! There's an earthy, almost hippieish quality to the sounds on the set – music that belies the pair's placement in the pre-New Age instrumental underground shared by Iasos, Laraaji, and others – but which also comes across here with a unique quality that's very much all their own! The music has a naive, optimistic feel that's very cool – and even when the keyboards step out front a bit more strongly on a few tracks, the energy of the record still has a lot more warmth than the Sky Records scene in Germany. After a smattering of various reissues, this full set finally does the duo justice – bringing together all the best track from their rare album and cassette-only releases – with the kind of notes and details we love from the Finders Keepers label. Titles include "Dawn", "The Dragon's Gate", "Flight Of The Raven", "Voices Of The Sage", "Chasing The Shadowbeast", "Nightsong", and "Valley Of The Birds". LP, Vinyl record album

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Emerald Web/Sam Mcloughlin & Alison CooperGarden Of Mirrors/Supernatural Lancashire Vol 2 ... LP
Disposable (UK), Mid 80s/2013. New Copy ... $22.99
A wonderful split set of sound library work – very much in keeping with the best Finders Keepers impulses behind this limited series! Side one features music by Emerald Web – a set of electronic tracks used for 80s planetarium projects – very moody and slightly spooky, with a weirdly unsettling quality that really echoes the experience of sitting in the dark with a bunch of strangers, tilting back to watch projected stars on the ceiling of a dome! The quality is one that's hard to describe if you've never had the planetarium experience – but Emerald Web really get it right, on tracks that include "Freefall", "Dreamspun", "Emergence", "Through The Garden Of Mirrors", and "Doppler Bells 2". Side two is titled Supernatural Lancashire – and features a really spooky take on pastoral sounds of England – served up in this eerie mix of acoustic and electric instrumentation that feels like scene-setting music for The Wicker Man! Titles include "The Fox Moth", "Hleapan", "Strikers Steal Into Sight", "Lunaris", and "Consumed By Opal Waters". LP, Vinyl record album

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EmotionsChronicle – Greatest Hits ... CD
Volt/Stax, Early 70s. Used ... $4.99
A nice collection of early work by The Emotions – pulled from their 2 early albums for Volt, as well as a few singles for the label. The set came out in 1979, and is clearly designed to catch the eye of late 70s customers hopped up on the group's disco hits – but the tracks were all recorded in the early 70s, and have a great Memphis soul sort of approach. Titles include "Baby I'm Through", "Stealin Love", "The Best Part of A Love Affair", "So I Can Love You", "Show Me How", "From Toys To Boys", and "Baby I'm Through". 14 tracks, and many are produced by Isaac Hayes & David Porter! CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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EspectrostaticEspectrostatic ... CD
Trouble In Mind, 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... $6.99
Moody synth soundscapes from Espectrostatic – aka Alex Cuervo, of punk & garage groups The Hex Dispensers, Blacktop, This Damn Town & Feast of Snakes. This 13-song suite of instrumentals carries on the tradition of synth prog pioneers and 70s & 80s horror soundtracks steeped in ominous electronics by John Carpenter, Goblin and Tangerine Dream. Timeless stuff! Includes "Smokeface Appears", "Doomed Lovers In A Gathering Storm", "The Haunted Doll Factory", "The Procession", "Phantom Swarm", "The Infernal Elevator", "Please Be Careful As You Exit" and more. CD
Also available Espectrostatic (with download) ... LP 11.99

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EspectrostaticEspectrostatic (with download) ... LP
Trouble In Mind, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99
Moody synth soundscapes from Espectrostatic – aka Alex Cuervo, of punk & garage groups The Hex Dispensers, Blacktop, This Damn Town & Feast of Snakes. This 13-song suite of instrumentals carries on the tradition of synth prog pioneers and 70s & 80s horror soundtracks steeped in ominous electronics by John Carpenter, Goblin and Tangerine Dream. Timeless stuff! Includes "Smokeface Appears", "Doomed Lovers In A Gathering Storm", "The Haunted Doll Factory", "The Procession", "Phantom Swarm", "The Infernal Elevator", "Please Be Careful As You Exit" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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Cesaria Evora & OthersClub Sodade ... CD
BMG (France), 2003. Used ... $5.99
Lovely stuff! The work of singer Cesara Evoria is remixed by a host of modern club talents – no surprise, as her best tracks of the past few years have been getting plenty of action on the 12" front – taking her from the world music scene into the clubs, with very surprising results! The record is really pretty darn wonderful overall – appealing to fans of a modern groove, but touched with all the depth, soul, and history of Cesara's fantastic voice. Titles include "Angola" remixed by Pepe Braddock, "Miss Perfumado" remixed by 4 Hero, "Nutridinha" remixed by Kerri Chandler, "Besame Mucho" remixed by Senor Coconut, "Angola" remixed by Carl Craig, "Negue" remixed by Chris Prolific, "Sangue De Beironia" remixed by Francois K, and "Bondade E Maldade" remixed by Osunlade. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Fat JonAfterthought (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Libyus (Japan), 2004. Used ... $6.99
A nice set of groovy, languorous instrumentals from Fat Jon! Fat Jon is often named as a hip hop instrumentalist on par with and in the experimentalist area of DJ Shadow, RJD2, Prefuse 73 and others – which is in part true, but Jon has more direct influence from astral 70s sounds and the Detroit school of soulful electronics. This moody Japanese release from '04 is surprisingly strong given it's low profile – but no less appealing than much of FJ's catalog! Tracks include "Cold Memory", "Fly Away", "Risk It All", "Darkness", "All In Your Mind", "Your Purpose", "Romantic Misery" and more! CD

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Maynard FergusonPrimal Scream/New Vintage/Carnival ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1976/1977/1978. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
A trio of heavy-hitters from hornman Maynard Ferguson – all served up in one sweet set! Primal Scream is one of the funkiest records ever from Ferguson – the climax of a great run of bigger group grooves in the 70s! The record's a tight batch of groovers, with production and keyboards by Bob James – and the whole thing's a mixture of big band funk and electronics that's simply out of this world! Side one kicks off with two massive numbers – the Arp-heavy "Cheshire Cat Walk", and the Kool & The Gang-ish "Primal Scream" – and both cuts are quite long, with loads of cool instrumental effects. Side two is a bit softer, but it does include a long keyboard groover called "Swamp". On New Vintage, Maynard really grooves it – playing with a group that's even larger than some of his early 70s funk sessions, in a style that's got traces of disco and R&B-styled fusion! The set was arranged, conducted, and produced by Jay Chataway – who's going for a nice smooth mode on most of the cuts, almost in the slick manner of some late 70s cop show soundtrack. Tracks are a bit longer than usual, with more room for the groove, and titles include the originals "Oasis" and "El Vuelvo", a surprisingly nice disco take on "Maria", and the cuts "Airegin" and "Star Wars". Carnival is a cool cooker from Maynard Ferguson – and a set that has all the upbeat tones you'd expect from the title, but lots of funky currents underneath! The set really sparkles right from the start – and has that sweet vibe that Maynard was really getting perfect on these late 70s records for Columbia – jazzy fusion that's tight, but never too uptight – with lots of room for sweet solos from the leader himself, plus Bill Hannon on moog, John Qdini on guitar, Eric Traub on tenor, and Mike Migliore on alto. Titles include a famous working of Earth Wind & Fier's "Fantasy" – plus "Battlestar Galactica", "MF Carnival", "Baker Street", "Birdland", "How Ya Doin Baby", and "Stella By Starlight". CD

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Nico FidencoZombi Holocaust ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1980. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the grooviest zombie soundtracks you'll ever hope to own – courtesy of Italian sex maestro Nico Fidenco! Nico scored plenty of previous sex romps before this film, and really brings that heritage into play – as he mixes sweet keyboards and weird electronics with some moodier elements designed to invoke the living dead – who then seem encouraged to dance by some of the funkier moments in the set! The whole thing's way different than the usual Italian horror score of the time – and is much closer to some of Fidenco's groovier material of the 70s – including some of the more exotic sex scores as well, given the use of percussion on some key tracks. Titles include "From The Beyond", "Fascinating Horror", "Make Love On The Wing", "Living In The Past", and "Dive Into The Past". CD
 
 
 



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