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Chicago Underground Duo12 Degrees Of Freedom ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 1999. Used ... $5.99
Very nice stuff from the duo of Chad Taylor and Rob Mazurek, two players who are currently among some of the best in Chicago's hot jazz/rock crossover scene. Taylor plays percussion and vibes, Mazurek plays cornet, piano, and flute – and the pair are joined by guitarist Jeff Parker on a number of tracks. Titles include "The Pursued", "Not Quite Dark Yet and The Stars Shining Above The Withered Fields", "Lemon Grass", and "The Big Bang Theory". CD

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8 Bold SoulsLast Option ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2000. Used ... $2.99
8 Bold Souls have been one of the most consistent (and compelling!) jazz units working in Chicago over the past 20 years – and thanks to the notable leadership of reed player Ed Wilkerson, the group has continued to grow and flourish, bridging a gap between an older AACM south side tradition, and the younger underground players on the north side. No surprise, then, that this album came out on the indie/post-rock stronghold Thrill Jockey – but don't let that put you off if you're a real jazz fan, because Wilkerson's vision is clearer and purer than ever, and the set bristles with excitement through a batch of sparkling original compositions written in a vaguely Mingus-y style. Titles include "Pachinko", "Gang Of Four", "Brown Town", and "Odyssey". CD

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Extra GoldenThank You Very Quickly ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2009. Used ... $5.99
Tight grooving benga funk rock from Extra Golden – the third, and to date the best album from the cross cultural combo! At this point, it's not fair to simply call the group's sound a seamless blend of disparate styles, as we've been tempted to in the past – they've found their own unique niche here, and it's a coherent one – gruff rhythms and straight up incredible drums & percussion, funky bass and groovy organ, guitar and dual language vocals. It must me mentioned how amazing it is that the group can keep it all going with half the band living in Kenya and the other half American, but any novel need to highlight it is unnecessary – at their core, Extra Golden is purely an excellent band that keeps getting better, and they blow the modern strain of hipster global rock pretenders right out of the water. Seriously, this the real thing! Titles include "Gimakiny Akia", "Fantasies Of The Orient", "Piny Yore Yore", "Anyango", "Ukimwi" and "Thank You Very Quickly". CD
Also available Thank You Very Quickly ... LP 9.99

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Extra GoldenThank You Very Quickly ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2009. Very Good ... $9.99
Tight grooving benga funk rock from Extra Golden – the third, and to date the best album from the cross cultural combo! At this point, it's not fair to simply call the group's sound a seamless blend of disparate styles, as we've been tempted to in the past – they've found their own unique niche here, and it's a coherent one – gruff rhythms and straight up incredible drums & percussion, funky bass and groovy organ, guitar and dual language vocals. It must me mentioned how amazing it is that the group can keep it all going with half the band living in Kenya and the other half American, but any novel need to highlight it is unnecessary – at their core, Extra Golden is purely an excellent band that keeps getting better, and they blow the modern strain of hipster global rock pretenders right out of the water. Seriously, this the real thing! Titles include "Gimakiny Akia", "Fantasies Of The Orient", "Piny Yore Yore", "Anyango", "Ukimwi" and "Thank You Very Quickly". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Thank You Very Quickly ... CD 5.99

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Guardian AlienSee The World Given To A One Love Entity ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2012. Used ... $5.99
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(Punch through digipack barcode.)

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Daniel AIU HiggsAtomic Yggdrasil Tarot (book & CD) ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2007. Used Book & CD ... $9.99
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Hush Arbors/ArbouretumAureola (split) (limited 2012 Record Store Day release) ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2012. Used ... $3.99
A split LP by 2 of the better psyche folk bands in modern rock – Hush Arbors and Arbouretum – a team effort that makes sense stylistically on top of the conveniently alliterate band names! Hush Arbors' 5 songs kick it off in timeless, insistently melodic fashion. Arbouretum deliver 3 longer tracks to close, nicely akin to the preceding Hush Arbour tracks, though with more hypnotic vibe. Both bands have a nice bit of fuzz in the guitars. Great stuff! The Includes "Lovely Ghost", "Prayer Of Forgetfulness", "Up Yr Coast", "People & Places" and "The Sleeper" by Hush Arbors. Arbouretum's tracks includes "New Scarab", "The Black Sun" and "St Anthony's Fire". CD
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✨✧ Isotope 217Who Stole The I Walkman? ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2000. Used ... $3.99
Chicago modernism from the Chicago Underground meets Tortoise post-rock electronic free jazz collective. 11 numbers in all, including "Harm-O-Lodge", "Space Krikts", "Meta Bass", "Moonlex", "Kidtronix", "Moot Ang", "Sint_D" and "Input". CD

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MatmosGanzfeld EP ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2012. Used ... $0.99
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(Digipack spine has a cutout hole.)

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MountainsAir Museum ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2011. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Clear vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ OvalSystemisch ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 1996. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
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(Original clear vinyl pressing.)

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TortoiseBeacons Of Ancestorship (colored vinyl – with download) ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2009. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
A nice, diverse display of avant instrumental soundscapes from Tortoise – who sound as unpredictable and vital as ever! All the descriptions of how groundbreaking Tortoise was in the earlier years, and forward looking they've remained throughout their career is all fine and good (and true) – but in the decade and a half of accolades, it isn't often discussed how flat out fun the group is at its best – and that's what we love about this record. Here they blend dynamics built from Krautrock and elastic proggy influences, electronic experimentalism, dubby bass, hypnotic soundtracky vibes, and even a little bit of raw, rugged punk into an overall approach that's Tortoise through and through. Their best since Standards, to say the least, and up there with their best work. Titles include "High Class Slim Came Floatin In", "Prepare Your Coffin", "Northern Something", "Gigantes", "Penumbra", "Yinxianghechechengqi", "The Fall Of The Seven Diamonds Plus One", "Minors", Monument Six Thousand One Hundred", "De Chelly" and "Charteroak Foundation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl – with album download.)

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TortoiseCatastrophist ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
The first album in years from Tortoise – again stretching out creatively in fascinating ways, some subtle and others obvious – and all of it compelling! The Catastrophist is partly inspired by work Tortoise was commissioned to produce by the City Of Chicago, material that could be used in collaboration with the city's great jazz and improvistional musical community. For The Castastrophist record, these musical building blocks were pulled back into Tortoise-ville, where the band could do their diverse and distinctive thing. Compelling drums and percussion, creative guitar and bass grooves, and divergent keyboard textures make up the connective tissue – but it's a pretty diverse sound overall! Two of the more fascinating stylistic departures have vocals – a bass-y, synth-steeped cover of the early 70s David Essex hit "Rock On", and the moody, melodic "Yonder Blue" with Georgia Hubley of Yo La Tengo. Other titles include"The Catastrophist', "Ox Duke","Gopher Island", "Shake Hands With Danger", "The Clearing Fills", "Gesceap", "Tesseract", "Hot Coffee" and "At Odds With Logic". CD

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TortoiseLonesome Sound & Mosquito (2 X 7" singles) (limited 2012 Record Store Day release) ... 7-inch
Thrill Jockey/Torsion, 1993. Near Mint- 2 x 7 inch (pic cover, reissue)... $6.99
Tortoise's first singles – in a 2 X 7" set! "Lonesome Sound" is a great version of a Freakwater song about infant mortality, while "Reservoir" & "Sheets" are great examples of the Minutemen-influenced spare instrumental grooves that Tortoise did so well in the early days. Their second single, with "Mosquito" & "Gooseneck", shows the carefully layered sounds and distinctive studio production style that they were developing at the time. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousPlum (10 x 7-inch box set) ... 7-inch
Thrill Jockey, 2007. Near Mint- 10 x 7 inch box set ... $14.99
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✨✧ National TrustKings & Queens ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2005. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An astoundingly great disc from an unlikely source! Who'd have figured a slick commercial contemporary soul album like this might come out of Thrill Jockey, the epicenter of Chicago's indie rock scene for years? The National Trust craft a set of disco, 80s groove and blue eyed soul-inspired tracks that fuses imitation Prince with the best moments of Simply Red and modern dance grooves (and we do mean that in the best possible way) into an undeniably infectious concoction that pops like a sugar-coated version of Lewis Taylor filtered through Boogie Wonderland era EWF! They've recruited a few ringers like longtime Chicago session player Chuck A Luck Hosch and Hypnotic, the horn ensemble made up of Phil Cohran's sons to help put these tracks over the top, with 10 numbers in all, including "It's Just Cruel", "Canday's Away", "Stages", "We Can't Do Wrong", "Jacuzzis", "Show & Tell" and "New Sexy Touch". CD

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✨✧ TortoiseIt's All Around You (colored vinyl – with download) ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2004. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wow, this is SO not the Tortoise that first set the underground aflame in the early 90s – the group has evolved and opened up in ways we never would have expected. With It's All Around You it's emerged with an airy, open, stargazing set of tracks that resemble the languid atmosphere of Tangerine Dream as much as they do early post rock! Gone, for the most part from early Tortoise is that strong, rubbery electric bass groove and tightly thudding live drum sound. It's All Around You retains the bright vibes and sputtering electronics of the TNT album, and the out front, almost rock & roll guitar lines of the Standards album – and adds an ever present, ambient synthesizer bubble of sound to surround the thing. It's all so catchy, too, and almost sunny. If Tortoise hasn't really broken any new ground this time, it's only because they're the ones who broke it in the first place. Tracks include "It's All Around You", The Lithium Shifts", "Crest", "Stretch", "Dot/Eyes", "By Dawn", "Five Too Many" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl – with album download.)

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✨✧ TortoiseMillions Now Living Will Never Die (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 1996. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Essential early-ish Tortoise – and among their best records ever! The bassy, heavily rhythmic aspect of their earlier recordings is as well intact and distinctive as it was on the benchmark self-titled album and earlier singles, but the group really branches out here and incorporates many more diverse elements. The 20+ minute opener "Djed" is as incredible as ever, starting with that brilliant bass line and some staticy effects, which is compelling enough, but soon the drums and organ kick in and it becomes what might be post rock's most epic instrumental anthem. The shorter tracks are hardly less vital. "A Survey", "The Taut And Tame", "Dear Grandma And Grandpa", "Glass Museum" and "Along The Banks Of Rivers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ TortoiseTortoise (colored vinyl – with download) ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 1994. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Their first one, now a classic in the once-burgeoning "post rock" genre (much as we hate using that term) – and it's hands down one of best and most influential albums to come out of Chicago in the early 90s! A spare, rhythmic blend of moody grooves laid down by 2 basses, 2 drummers, and a host of other instruments. This is the one that still featured Bundy "K for Killer" Brown, and overall, it feels more like the work of a core band than some of the more atmospheric and thickly-layered Tortoise records to come. Includes "Magnet Pulls Through", "Night Air", "Ry Cooder". "Tin Cans & Twine", "Flyrod", "On Noble", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl – with album download.)

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✨✧ TortoiseTortoise: Remixed (green cover version) (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 1996/1998. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tour-only CD that brings together 8 of the remixes of stuff off of their Millions Now Living LP. Remixes of tracks like "Djed", "Bubble Economy", and "Galapagos" – by folks like Springheel Jack, Bundy Brown, Jim O'Rourke, and Markus Popp. As you know, some of these were on the earlier 12" singles, but those are getting pretty tough to find, and this CD brings together a number of those tracks in one cool package. CD
(Out of print. CD sleeve has some edge wear.)
 
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LamplightersLoving, Rocking, Thrilling – The Complete Federal Recordings ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Excellent vocal group work by The Lamplighters – a less-remembered 50s outfit whose members later went onto greater fame in The Sharps and The Rivingtons! Most of the tracks on the set feature lead vocals by the amazing Thurston Harris – himself an important figure in R&B later in the decade – and all tracks on the set are from the group's King/Federal recordings, and are done at a level that easily match any other King vocal group recordings at the time! As with recordings by labelmates The Swallows, the backings on these sides is often very spare – in a way that lets the vocals carry most of the tunes, in a mode that's perfect if you really dig work with a strong focus on raw harmonies. The set features 28 tracks in all – with titles that include "Love Rock & Thrill", "Be Bop Wino", "Crazy Times", "Give Me", "Turn Me Loose", "Yum Yum", "Bo Peep", "Roll On", "I Can't Stand It", "Ride Jockey Ride", "Hug A Little Kiss A Little", "Part Of Me", "I Used To Cry Mercy Mercy", and "Salty Dog". CD
 
 
 



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