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Quantic Presents The Western TransientNew Constellation ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2015. New Copy Gatefold ... $31.99 35.99
A tremendous new project from Quantic – a set that has him moving into spiritual jazz territory, with all the depth and care he brought to previous funk and Latin projects! The music here is a mix of electric and acoustic modes – played by Will Holland on guitar with a group that also includes tenor, flute, trumpet, keyboards, moog, and some mighty nice percussion – all used in these warmly flowing ways that are totally wonderful – like some lost, underground 70s set on a tiny label by a local combo – performed with an understated brilliance that really holds us rapt! For a guy who could come on strong at times, Quantic seems to do even more by laying back a bit – and really letting the group energy flow on songs that include "Jumble Sale", "New Constellation", "Bicycle Ride", "The Orchard", "Mirzan", and "Latitude". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful vinyl pressing – limited, and in a heavy book-style cover!)

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SeshenFlames & Figures ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
One of the most soulful acts in years from the Tru Thoughts label – and that's saying a lot, given that most of their records are pretty darn soulful! Seshun have kind of a crispy, contemporary vibe – tunes that aren't afraid to hang onto a hook, but which also have all the forward-thinking production elements that you'd expect if you know any of their labelmates – a blend that makes the catchy lead female vocals still feel wonderfully fresh, and quite far from mainstream R&B. Bassist Akiyosi Ehara produced the record, but all the words were written by singer Lalin St Juste – whose charms are the real draw to our ears! Titles include "Distant Heart", "Right Here", "Spectacle", "Flames & Figures", "Already Gone", "Other Spaces", and "Firewalker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition white vinyl – includes download!)
Also available Flames & Figures ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Hot 8 Brass BandVicennial – 20 Year Of The Hot 8 Brass Band (with bonus download) ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2015. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous tribute to one of the greatest brass bands on the Nola scene – a group who celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, and who are still going strong! The Hot 8 Brass Band have always been one of the funkiest groups on the New Orleans scene – and they've continued to win us over with their great releases for the Tru Thoughts label – records that take an old school street brass approach, and fuse it with some harder, funkier currents in the process – but all without ever losing any sort of Crescent City roots. And despite any fears you might have about tourist cliches, these guys are definitely far from that – as their approach is super-fresh, super-unique, and widely appealing to most fans of other funky styles too. The album features older recordings, remixed and reworked with sublime sound – and titles include great covers of "Sexual Healing", "Papa Was A Rolling Stone", and "Just My Imagination" – plus "Royal Garden Blues", "Get Up", "What's My Name", and "New Orleans After The City". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
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✨✧ VariousMore Early Pakistani Dance Music From Original 7 Inch Vinyl 1966 to 1978 ... LP
EMI/Ovular (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $23.99
Fantastic sounds from the Karachi scene of the 60s and 70s – music pulled from rare 7" singles, and performed by a host of groups who clearly drew on western influences of the time! The music features lots of electric elements – especially keyboards and guitar – but often set to modes that still have a bit of a Bollywood/Lollywood approach in the grooves – almost as if more famous Indian film styles have been distilled down to a very cool small combo approach – with really wonderful results! Most titles are instrumentals – often with an exotic keyboard line taking the place of any voice – and titles include "Dance Music" by Khalil Ahmed, "Coctail Music" by Sohail Rana & The Five Caps, "Borasha" by The Fore Thoughts, "Darbari" by The Panthers, "Dancing Time" by Mohammad Yousuf & SM Ayub, "Marriage Folk Dopatta" by The Blue Birds, and "Tarasa Hal Yeh Dil" by Tafo Brothers. LP, Vinyl record album

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Riccardo LucianiInchiesta Sul Mondo (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1976. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $43.99
A sound library set, but one that goes deeper than usual – as the whole project was put together as sort of a concept record, with thoughts on the contemporary scene of the 70s! The two records each have a different title and theme – Stati D'Animo and Diganosi Ecologia – but the musical presentation is very unified, with a darkly brooding blend of electronics, strings, and a few other acoustic elements – used in ways that maybe begin in the harsher side of the Morricone spectrum, but also flows to some warmer moments too. The music's not that far off from the experimental side of Egisto Macchi – but also has more of a soundtrack appeal at some moments – maybe for a dark 70s documentary on pollution or outer space. Titles include "Lo Statico", "L'Oscuro", "Timpan", "L'Astrale", "Interrogativo", "Terra Di Nessuno", "Vita Di Nomadi", and "Tragedia Ecologica". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 600 – includes download!)

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✨✧ Sun Ra & OthersMy Way Is The Spaceway – Space Poetry Vol 4 ... LP
Norton, Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible chapter in the rich career of the legendary Sun Ra – tracks that blend together music and spoken word passages – the latter of which are usually in support of his unique philosophy of the cosmos! The titles here really give an idea of the thoughts within – "The Music Is Like A Mirror", "My Way Is The Spaceways", "The Music Is A Sound Image", and "The Music Is A Vibration" – all very long tracks that are spoken by Ra in this very powerful voice – with a presence that we don't always hear from him this well on record, often set to backings that feature reed work on flute or tenor sax, mixed with a bit of light percussion. These aren't just readings, or poetry mixed with jazz – but a great glimpse at the truly theatrical side of Sun Ra's presentation, served up beautifully here in this special package. LP, Vinyl record album

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