A very high-art moment for Jack Nitzsche – and a set that prefaces most of his famous soundtrack work to come! The album's completely different than Jack's earlier work in the 60s – and is more of a full-scale orchestral session, done with the London Symphony Orchestra, and featuring ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
There may be no movie soundtrack, as the title proclaims – but this Polish group comes across with a real Breakfast Club look on the cover! That style is maybe also a good indication of the music, too – as there's a lot going on here that would be right at home in the British scene of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Klaus Nomi's standing here on the cover with the oversized cabaret costume he used famously backing David Bowie – but this early solo album definitely has the singer very much in his own territory overall! Some of the songs are a weird reworking of older European cabaret mode, or Brechtian ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The sinister synth pop album from Milk & Cookies guitarist/songwriter Ian North! Ian's work is hardly as canonized as many of the other earlier 80s postpunk synthers, but he's got a way of combining hooky pop chops with minimalist, ominous electronics that's really pretty great on its own ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Really beautiful work from Venezuelan electronic music genius Miguel Noya – tracks from records that were mostly self-released at the time, and are part of a really unique legacy that finally gets its due in a larger forum! The music here was created on a host of different 80s digital ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal sounds from trumpeter Ian Carr and his Nucleus group of the early 70s – maybe one of the few jazz rock groups that was ever able to work with a fair bit of jazz in their sound! Unlike his contemporaries, who often started in rock first, then added some horns – Carr was already ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
A 70s classic from Ted Nugent – with the hit "Cat Scratch Fever" – plus "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang", "Home Bound", "Live It Up", "Sweet Sally", "A Thousand Knives", "Fist Fightin Son Of A Gun", and "Out Of ... read moreCD
Gary Numan's looking mighty noirish on the cover – and the record continues that fantastic run of dark-edged electro pop that made the man one of the most important song stylists of his generation! A few tracks here are maybe more tuneful than before – with some surprisingly bright ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nurt ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
These guys pack plenty of punch – a short tight groove that's equal parts prog rock and sound library funk! The set was actually recorded for Polish Radio, but never commercially released – and is almost what you'd get if you had a group like Yes going in to record a sound library set ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ghost ... LP Fast Track, 1987. Near Mint- ...
Wonderfully trippy sounds from Mike Nyoni – one of the funkier talents in the Zamrock scene of the 70s – even though he also works with lots of the slight psychedelic touches of other contemporaries too! Mike's style on guitar is a bit too loose to be funk, but it's also got this nice ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
Laura Nyro's first album ever! Even at this early point, Nyro sounds wonderful – a fair bit more soulful than most other female pop singers of her time – with a fully-fleshed out approach to the vocals that's mature and sensitive, and almost a bit more confident at times than in later ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition violet colored vinyl pressing! First mono issue since 1967!)
Laura Nyro's second album in her legendary early run for Columbia Records – and an effort that's a bit more dramatic than the first! Laura's handling all arrangements herself this time, and they're conducted by Jimmy Haskell – but the overall sound is almost as spare as if Nyro were ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
O Bando —
O Bando ... CD Polydor/Discos Mariposa (Argentina), 1969. New Copy ...
Heavy fuzz from late 60s Brazil – a Tropicalia-era album, but one with a slightly more mainstream groove – one that mixes elements of regional music with psychedelic elements and bouncy, mod-styled backings! The approach is somewhat like the work going on over at EMI/Odeon during the ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
Easily one of the most successful albums of the British jazz rock years – but still a longtime favorite of ours as well! Mike Oldfield sets a whole new standard here for concept rock – not only by working on a single album-length composition that spans all of sides one and two, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
American 60s hits, completely recast by the orchestra of Andrew Oldham – a cat you might know best as the manager of the Rolling Stones, but who also has a great way with a groove in the studio! The style is bouncy Brit pop of the 60s – which has these American songs really coming ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal moment for the Nashville scene – a time when the city was able to turn its country production talents to the world of pop – and provide the perfect setting for the amazing vocals of Roy Orbison! Roy had recorded previously for Sun, but despite the great track record of that ... read moreCD
A rare early chapter in the career of Kraftwerk – an obscure album issued only in the UK, and one that features the duo of Ralf and Florian augmented by three other players! The sound here is heavily instrumental, and very experimental – almost in the mode of some of the more ... read moreCD
Organum & the New Blockaders —
Salute ... CD Robot, 1984. Used ...
(Out of print, CD packaged in a clear jewel-case with no inserts.)
A rare Mexican album from this very cool Brazilian group of the 60s – one of the sharpest guitar-based combos of the pre-Tropicalia years, stepping out in a guitar-heavy blend of vocal and instrumental tunes! The instrumentals are maybe the best – as they've got lots of really ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
The second set of madness from the legendary Os Mutantes – and like the first, an album done in close collaboration with arranger/producer Rogerio Duprat, whose talents add a new level of genius to the record! The album's got a compelling mix of styles that strikes out on the very first tune ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
A strange spacey soundtrack from mid 80s Spain – one composed for a daytime TV show, but with a weird electronic vibe that must have shocked the kids who were watching at the time! The music has some echoes of the cooler side of the German new wave – not the darkness of the cold wave ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The last of Van Dyke Parks' classic early trio of albums for Warner Brothers – and possibly the straightest of the bunch! Parks continues the exploration of ersatz Americana explored on his previous two records – but his approach here is sometimes a bit gentler, almost sentimental at ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Van Dyke Parks' masterpiece – and one of the hippest records to come out of LA in the 60s! The album's a strangely anachronistic one – steeped in the kind of past-days scoring found on early records by Harpers Bizarre and Randy Newman (both of which Parks had a hand in!), wrapped ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare early moment from the legendary Austrian group Paternoster – sounds that predate their one and only cult-status album – originally created for the equally legendary film, Die Ersten Tage! The music here was never issued commercially at the time – and the release of these ... read moreCD
A heady heady album from the Austrian scene of the early 70s – and one by a group that's really unlike anyone else we can think of! Paternoster are completely dark and brooding – often building their music at a pace that's a lot slower than prog, as the guitars and keyboards layer in ... read moreCD