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✨✧ J DillaJay Stay Paid ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2009. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99
An excellent full length set of beats & genius from J Dilla – put together by fellow beatmaker extraordinaire Pete Rock, with all Dilla beats – a surprising triumph! Call us jaded, but honestly, we weren't sure how deep the well could go of ready-to-go beats from Dilla, but this stuff is truly top shelf – nearly as strong as the instant classic Donuts from a few years back! Pete Rock crafts the set as if it's a radio show or mixtape, but his skill in so doing is well above and beyond the norm – neither Pete's interjections nor the guest rappers ever get in the way of the flow, it's as smooth as can be. Vocal guests include Ma Dukes (the album was made under Ma's auspices), plus Lil Fame & MOP, Black Thought, Frank Nitty of Frank N Dank, Doom, Illa J & Cue D, Blu, and others. Titles include "King", "I Told Yall", "Smoke" feat Blu, "CaDILLAc". "Fire Wood Drumstix" feat Doom, "Big Day", "24K Rap" feat Havoc of Mobb Deep & Raekwon, "Coming Back", "Mythsysizer" and more. 27 tracks in all, about an hour of unreleased Dilla! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Camp LoRagtime Hightimes ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A strong later record from Camp Lo – with Ski Beats production. Titles include "Black Jesus", "Sunglasses", "It's Cold", "Power Man", "Sunshine", "Gypsy Notes" feat Tyler Woods, "Cold Retarded", "Bright Lights", "Mean Joe", "Time" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MOPStreet Certified EP ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Raw, no nonsense street hip hop from longtime heavies MOP – with appearances by Busta Rhymes, Mobb Deep more! Billed as an EP, but a pretty generous one at 9 tracks: with "Welcome 2 Brooklyn" feat Maino, Broad Daylight feat Busta Rhymes, "Hustle", "Shake Em Up" feat Probz, "Heistmasters", "187", "Street Certified" feat Mobb Deep, "No Shame" and "American Hustle". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Ataraxia (Mort Garson)Unexplained – Electronic Musical Impressions of the Occult ... LP
RCA/Fifth Dimension (Germany), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
One of the spookiest albums we've ever heard from moog maestro Mort Garson – way darker and more complex than his Wozzard Of Id or moogy horoscope projects – with a feel that's much more like his legendary Black Mass album! Like that one, there's a fair current of supernatural running through the mix – an early use of the electronics to explore the darker corners of reality, served up with lots of cool 70s occult touches – in a way that's oddly more timeless than some of the later projects of this nature from the industrial generation. Garson's range of tones is wonderful – from fuzzy bassy bits, to sparkling keyboard lines, to lots of spacey sounds in between – and titles include "I Ching", "Tarot", "Deja Vu", "Seance", "Sorcerer", and "Astral Projection". LP, Vinyl record album

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Choi Sun Bae QuartetSound Of Nature – Live At Shinjuku ... LP
Chap Chap/Universal (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... $34.99
Trumpeter Choi Sun Bae really blows us away here – working in this very compressed approach to his instrument that makes for some really marvelous sounds – kind of that inside-out style of the trumpet that Don Cherry unveiled on some of his key 60s recordings as a leader – but taken to much further, freer heights here! The performance is a live one – and clearly improvised throughout – with the leader on trumpet, plus Umezu Kazutoki on alto sax, Nobuyoshi Ino on bass, and Akira Futoshi on drums – all players that work equally to free their instruments from conventional constraints – yet always with the same sort of careful, textural approach as Choi. The set was recorded at Pit Inn, and titles include "Higher Ground", "Higher Place", and "My Tribute". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sound Of Nature – Live At Shinjuku ... CD 23.99

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Dariush Dolat-ShahiElectronic Music, Tar, & Sehtar ... LP
Folkways/Dead Cert (UK), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Mindblowing sounds at a level we've never heard before – a really unique combination of electronics and Persian music, done in a way that's quite different from any other recording of its nature! The electronics are used in a way that's relatively spare, but which definitely sets a sonic texture next to the acoustic sounds from sehtar and tar – not this moogy way of interfering with them, but more in terms of waves of sound that augment their qualities and deepen the overall feel of the music in really special ways. This is hardly any sort of gimmicky "world meets moog" record – and instead has an ethereal feel that's all its own – and this pulse that comes from the really modal use of all elements! Titles include "Zahab", "Razm", "Shabistan", and "Sama". LP, Vinyl record album

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Max RichterBlue Notebook (180 gram vinyl – with bonus track) ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 2003. New Copy ... $22.99 34.99
One of the most beautiful records we've ever heard from Max Richter – this wonderful blend of light strings, piano, and electronics – plus a few striking spoken bits by actress Tilda Swinton! There's a fragile quality to the piano that's offset by the subdued majesty of the violin, viola, and cello – used at a level that's spacious, but never that kind of offhand atmospheric that can be so tedious in other projects like this. Instead, Richter really shows his mastery of subtle colors and sounds – those he'd bring to his later reworking of The Four Seasons – used here in beautifully-stripped-down ways. Titles include "Old Song", "Organum", "The Trees", "On The Nature Of Daylight", "Shadow Journal", and "Iconography". New version also featuers a long orchestral reading of "On The Nature Of Daylight" – done with the Max Richter Orchetra. LP, Vinyl record album
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Jimi Tenor & UmoMysterium Magnum ... LP
Herakles (Finland), 2015. New Copy ... $22.99
Heavenly sounds from the great Jimi Tenor – a Finnish talent who once specialized in cold, calculated sounds – but one who's really opened into some spiritual, soulful territory in the past decade or so! This album wonderfully continues Jimi's great shift – and features his own work on tenor and flute with this very cool larger group that moves with energy that's somewhere between Sun Ra's Arkestra and some of the hipper groups of the 70s Ethiopian scene – awash in all the exotic elements that you'd expect from both references, but also showing a real maturation in Tenor's musical vision too – so that some passages have these sublime soulful arrangements we never would have expected a few years before! Unlike other contemporary projects of this nature, the album's not just a rehash of older 70s spiritual jazz modes – and instead really reflects the continuing elevation of Tenor's talents as the years go on. Titles include "Ghost Warrior", "Blue Ural", "Koneen Sydan", "I Was Here", "Kratera", "Kollaasi", and "Naulamatto". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Various90s House & Garage – Compiled By Joey Negro – Part 1 ... LP
Z Records (UK), 1990s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99
The 90s was a huge decade for dance music, but it was also a time in which some of the best work often got overlooked next to the hits – especially the kind of cool underground tracks compiled here! Back in the day, Joey Negro was making lots of great music like this – so he's a perfect choice to put together a collection of this nature – which really focuses on the deepest, most soulful sounds of the 90s house scene – and not the more commercial work that was cluttering up the charts! Lots of the tracks here carry that underground vibe that had sprung up in New Jersey and New York after the initial wave of house from Chicago – almost a return to some of the more deeply soulful modes of the disco generation after the colder beats from the Midwest, but still with rhythms that have all the sharp focus of house at its best. Titles on this first volume include "Voices In My Mind (CJ Mackintosh rmx)" by Voices, "Living In Ecstasy (FK groove mix edit)" by Mood II Swing with Fonda Rae, "New York Style" by Mateo & Matos, "An Instrumental Need (club need)" by Ralphi Rosario, "Ladbroke Grove" by Kerri Chandler, and "Love Commandments (orig vocal edit)" by Gisele Jackson. LP, Vinyl record album
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90s House & Garage – Compiled By Joey Negro ... CD 16.99
90s House & Garage – Compiled By Joey Negro – Part 2 ... LP 31.99

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✨✧ Various90s House & Garage – Compiled By Joey Negro – Part 2 ... LP
Z Records (UK), 1990s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99
The 90s was a huge decade for dance music, but it was also a time in which some of the best work often got overlooked next to the hits – especially the kind of cool underground tracks compiled here! Back in the day, Joey Negro was making lots of great music like this – so he's a perfect choice to put together a collection of this nature – which really focuses on the deepest, most soulful sounds of the 90s house scene – and not the more commercial work that was cluttering up the charts! Lots of the tracks here carry that underground vibe that had sprung up in New Jersey and New York after the initial wave of house from Chicago – almost a return to some of the more deeply soulful modes of the disco generation after the colder beats from the Midwest, but still with rhythms that have all the sharp focus of house at its best. Titles include "Joy (Kerri's kaoz gone insane)" by Janet Rushmore, "Gotta Work (final take)" by Robert Owens, "Got The Bug" by Bougie Soliterre, "Ncameu (Ron Trent main mix)" by USG, "The Murder Track" by Mike Delgado, "Mighty Power Of Love (Mood II Swing vox mix)" by Leee John, and "That Special Melody (Q mix)" by Station Q. LP, Vinyl record album
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90s House & Garage – Compiled By Joey Negro ... CD 16.99
90s House & Garage – Compiled By Joey Negro – Part 1 ... LP 31.99

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VariousDelta Swamp Rock – Sounds From The South At The Crossroads Of Rock, Country, & Soul – Part 1 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
Soul Jazz takes an open-eyed and open-minded look at swampy, funky, freewheeling southern rock – southern-by-nature or southern-by-inspiration grooves from the end of the 60s and well into the 70s! What we love most about the set, besides that it features one great song after another, is the Soul Jazz perspective. They don't simply put together Delta Swamp Rock from a purist's standpoint regionally, or as a sound – it's loosely-defined, which you could complain about if you want, but we love all of this stuff so it works for us! There's early phase southern rock, blue-eyed soul, soulful country and homey, swaggering pop. Volume 1 of the vinyl has 13 tracks on 2LPs: "The Seasons" by Lynryd Skynryd, "Smokies" by Barefoot Jerry", "Papa, Won't You Let Me Go To Town With You" by Bobbie Gentrie, "Stone Fox Chase" by Area Code 615, "Be What You Want To" by Link Wray", "I'll Be Long Gone" by Boz Scaggs, "God Rest His Soul" by Duane And Gregg Allman and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Luiz BacalovDjango (limited edition colored vinyl) ... LP
GDM/AMS (Italy), 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A dark little western soundtrack from Luis Bacalov – one that's quite brooding overall, despite a rather catchy vocal tune on the title! There's some very odd instrumentation here – watery piano lines, floating bits of guitar, off-tuned strings – all used at different intervals, and in different ways – without as strongly of a unified feel as other albums of this nature. But it's those shifting sounds that make the record great – always creating an unsettling sort of mood, and one that's almost always in the darker, starker side of the spectrum. Bruno Nicolai handled orchestrations, and titles include "Blue Dark Waltz", "Django (Waiting)", "Django (Love Moment", "La Corsa (2nd Version)", "Vamonos Muchachos", "Duello Nel Fango", "Town Of Silence", "Epera Y Ataque", "Fruscii Notturni", "Django (Rage)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jean-Pierre DecerfSpace Oddities 1975 to 1978 ... LP
Born Bad (France), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Spacey sounds from the enigmatic Jean Pierre Decerf – a lesser-known sound library artist from the 70s scene in France, but one who's finally getting his due! Decerf has a style that really lives up to the title of the collection – working with lots of keyboards and electronics in a mode that has plenty of space age touches – often more laidback and easygoing than some of the cosmic disco work of the period – such that these tunes are more mellow or midtempo, and percolate along in this really unique way! There's a bit of vocals at times – strong enough to have made Decerf able to compete with some of the more enigmatic French space rockers of the period – but the overall vibe is instrumental, yet played with a lot more focus than usual for non-commercial recordings of this nature. The package unearths a host of great tracks from Decerf's archives, and includes an interview too – and titles include "The Orion Belt", "Litha", "Rainbow Rays", "Black Safari", "The Cool Brain", "Blazing Skyline", and "Surrounding Seas" – all as great as you might guess from their names! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Space Oddities 1975 to 1978 ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ VariousDisco Reggae Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Stix (France), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from this ultra-cool project – music that's neither straight disco, nor really reggae – and instead a great dubby reworking of dancefloor modes from a few generations past! The range of material here comes a number of different settings – but is all worked together carefully with a very cohesive feel – thanks to a selection of like-minded artists and producers who've made this Disco Reggae project one of the better experiments of this nature in recent years! Most tunes are familiar numbers, but remade in this fresh new vision – and titles include "Tainted Love (Grandmagneto orig 7")" by Grandmagneto, "Watermelon Man (Taggy Matcher disco reggae mix)" by Taggy Matcher, "Sabadi (7 Samurai electro disco reggae mix)" by Lucas Arruda, "Stand On The World (7 Samurai electro dub mix)" by Joubert Singers, "I'll Do Anything For You (Mato reggae mix)" by Lee McDonald, and "Queen Of The Minstrels (Taggy Matcher disco reggae mix)" by Mr Day. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Disco Reggae Vol 2 ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Cosmic Eye (Amancio D'Silva)Dream Sequence (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/Roundtable (Australia), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The most mindblowing work we've ever heard from guitarist Amancio D'Silva – a really freewheeling blend of jazz and Indian music, and a set that goes far beyond most of his other albums! The album definitely lives up to the dream sequence promised by the title – as it features one long track that spins out in a beautiful blend of tablas, sitar, flute, percussion, violin, and Amancio's own great electric guitar! The leader crafts these trippy solos that are a bit like the work of Gabor Szabo, but even more open-ended and exotic – and the group also features some great work on sax from Alan Branscombe, plus violin from John Mayer – who'd worked on previous experiments of this nature with Joe Harriott. Despite the length of the track, the record is never over-indulgent or repetitive at all – as D'Silva constantly shifts the mood and the sounds – creating this wonderful interplay that really makes for a scenic richness throughout – an evocative journey in music that holds us completely rapt all the way through. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Zdenek LiskaCremator ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Really dark sounds from Zdenk Liska – eerie wordless vocals, dark string passages, and other spooky elements – all served up on short tracks that work together almost like some haunted elegy in music – stepping gently from verse to verse with a new sense of exposition at each turn! The approach is very striking – one of the more powerful moments of Czech film music from this amazing time – and every aspect of the instrumentation seems to take on a new sort of creepy feel in the setting. Titles include "This Charming Lady", "Potola Tibet", "Merciful Nature", "Poor Miss Carska", "Vision Of The Temple", "Lakme's Cremation", "Casino On Rose Street", and "Mr Dvorak & The Timetable Of Death". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jason Ajemian/Tony Malaby/Rob Mazurek/Chad TaylorWay A Land A Life ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jason Ajemian can always be counted on to offer up way more than just the usual set of avant and improvised music – and as with some of his other recent albums, this set shows a range of imagination that just seems to be growing bolder in the past few years! The music is very carefully conceived, but also has the freshness of spontaneous improvisation as well – with a shifting sense of scope and time that makes the record way more than just the usual set of this nature – and instead this rich palette of sounds and ideas that keeps things compelling throughout! Some moments are spare and thoughtful, others snapping with a bit of a swing, and still others have a more aggressive improvised feel – music played by a very well-matched quartet that includes Rob Mazurek on cornet and electronics (Ajemian plays some electronics too), Tony Malaby on tenor, and Chad Taylor on drums. Titles include "Yes We Know", "With A Mythador", "All Nights", "All Ups", and "Living The Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 400 copies.)
 
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VariousTheo Parrish – Black Jazz Signature (unmixed) ... LP
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold ... $24.99
Theo Parrish takes on the music of Black Jazz Records – yet somehow manages to make the whole thing come across with a cosmic groove that's all his own! By that, we don't mean that Theo's messing with the cuts – just that his selection here really highlights the more expansively electric and rhythmically angular elements of the label's classic catalog – sounds that are clearly an inspiration for a huge number of 21st Century musicians and producer – not just Parrish himself! There's a richly spiritual vibe to the whole set – and the collection is easily one of the best presentations of the Black Jazz label we've ever heard – stunning from start to finish. The LP features a dozen Black Jazz tracks, all unmixed – and titles include "My Favorite Things" by Gene Russell, "Those Who Chant" by Walter Bishop, "Jupiter" and "Convulsions" by The Awakening, "Trance Dance" by Doug Carn, "Time & Space" by Rudolph Johnson, "Criss Cross" and "BE" by Calvin Keys, and "Blue Bossa" by Walter Bishop Jr. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Theo Parrish – Black Jazz Signature – Black Jazz Records 1971 to 1975 ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ CerroneLove In C Minor/Cerrone's Paradise/Supernature (3LP/3CD set) ... LP
Malligator/Because (France), 1976/1977. New Copy 3LP & 3CD (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A wonderful package – a very limited set that includes the first three albums from Cerrone, with bonus CD versions as well! First up is Love In C Minor – the fantastic first album by Cerrone – a landmark disco record that features the 16 minute long "Love In C Minor" – a swirling bit of strings, beats, and female voices – one of those tunes that forever went onto change the face of dance music in the 70s! Cerrone really set up a whole new blueprint for club here – stretching things out plenty, and layering in subtle time and chord shifts that expose the proggish influences that filtered into French club as the 70s wore on! The title track's got some nice keyboards by the great Alan Hawkshaw – who sounds even better on the album's cool disco version of "Black Is Black" and the tight snare-beat original, "Midnite Lady". Cerrone's Paradise is Cerrone's second album – a swirling mix of disco beats and strings that follows very clearly on the spirit of his landmark first one! Like that album, this one's got a title track that runs well over 15 minutes long – building in a slowly dancing way that says everything about European disco styles that one track could ever hope to do! Other tunes on the album are shorter and tighter – with soulful vocals dancing in and out, and some nice keyboard work that makes the tunes sparkle with a sweet electric groove. Titles include "Take Me", "Time For Love", and "Cerrone's Paradise". Supernature is the height of French disco – a huge worldwide hit for Cerrone, a nutty bit of space disco that actually holds up pretty darn well over the years! The guy's not really a looker – and the strange "animal operation" cover almost makes this look like a prog rock album – which is where Cerrone probably got his inspiration for the incredible keyboard work on the set – but the record's a killer bit of club that went onto influence generations to come – and is arguably one of Cerrone's best moments ever! Includes the classic "Supernature", a catchy disco groover you'll recognize instantly – plus the tracks "Love Is Here", "Love Is The Answer", and "Sweet Drums". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered edition of 1000 – pressed on colored vinyl.)
 
 
 



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