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Tony AllenFilm Of Life (180 gram vinyl – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Jazz Village (France), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
Maybe the best album we've heard from Tony Allen in years – a really compelling set that still holds onto all the elements we love in his music, but which also introduces all these great other bits as well! The sound's never unfocused or confused – and instead, it kind of allows Allen to leap off in even more expressive styles – still grounded in rhythms that run back to his roots – but filled with creative instrumentation from an array of guests, and some spacey, electric touches that recall the fire in Tony's music when he first sprang back on the scene about a decade ago! Allen adds a few pointed lyrics at points – furthering the "life" presented in the title and great cover image – and titles include "Go Back", "Ire Omo", "Ewa", "Afro Kungfu Beat", "Moving On", "Boat Journey", and "African Man". Includes bonus tracks too –"Insider", "Mojo", and "Na Bangui". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Film Of Life ... CD 16.99

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Alvarius (Francesco Zampaglione/Andrea Moscianese)Tulpa – Perdizioni Mortali (with bonus CD) ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 2013. New Copy ... $26.99
A cool contemporary score from Italy – but one that feels like horror greats from the late 70s and early 80s! The instrumentation here is mostly in an old school electric style – keyboards and guitars that echo the music of Goblin, but at a level that's often more spare and less jamming – stretching out with this great sense of space that really builds up the tension and mood throughout – to create a really captivating record, even away from the screen. Titles include "Phurba", "Escape From Tulpa", "Lonely Nights", "Working My Ass Off", "Italian Giallo", "Lisa's Theme", and "Bloody Radio". LP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl with bonus CD – limited to 333 copies!)
Also available Tulpa – Perdizioni Mortali ... CD 14.99

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AtomicThere's A Hole In The Mountain ... LP
Jazzland (Norway), 2013. New Copy ... $16.99
Maybe the most brilliant work so far from Atomic – and definite proof that this Swedish ensemble just keeps getting better and better with each new recording! Every player in the quintet is a star in his own right – Fredrik Ljungkvist on tenor and baritone sax, Magnus Broo on trumpet, Havard Wilk on piano, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums – but what's really amazing is the way they come together as one for the record – wrapping their strong identities together, and forging out with this focused sound that has a lot more power than ever before! All the musicians know the open space of freedom, but have found a territory that can hold them all – where they can respectfully create this wonderful new sound together – in a mix of modern jazz and avant expression that seems to echo some of the best recent work from Chicago. Titles include "There's A Hole In The Mountain", "Civilon", "Wolf Cage", "Accidentals", "Labyrinths", and "Available Exits". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available There's A Hole In The Mountain ... CD 13.99

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Roy AyersAfrica, Center Of The World ... LP
Polydor, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Roy Ayers in a very Afro-styled mode – working here on his own after a famous collaboration with Fela Kuti – in a set that's filled with the same sort of hard-driving Afro-Funk grooves that you'd find in Fela's classic recordings! The songs are shorter than Fela's, and with more of Roy's usual smooth jazzy production style – but the overall influence is very much in the Afro-Funk vein, and the album's sort of a "part 2" to the Music Of Many Colors set that was cut a few years before. William Allen worked on the record with Roy – playing choppy Afro-Funk bass, and arranging and producing a lot of the material with Roy and Jaymz Bedford – and the record also features a host of extra percussion players, as well as some vocals by the lovely Sylvia Striplin. Includes the great groover "Africa, Center Of The World", plus "The River Niger", and a great remake of "Third Eye", which was on Everybody Loves The Sunshine, but is redone here with a heavier sound! Other tracks include "There's A Masterplan", "I'll Just Keep Trying", and "Destination Motherland". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersChange Up The Groove ... LP
Polydor, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A great little album from Roy Ayers' early years with Polygram – often overlooked amidst some of the bigger records in the catalog, but a very soulful set that's got some wonderful funky numbers! There's a really jazzy feel going on here – Roy's nod back to his older roots in music, touched with some of the sharper styles of the 70s generations – especially in the rhythms, which are starting to have that snapping sound that was the Ayers trademark in the 70s. Vibes ring out wonderfully throughout – often getting more space than vocals – and other instrumentation includes soprano sax from George Braith, keyboards from Harry Whitaker and Leon Pendarvis, and drums from Bernard Purdie. Bits of strings slide in nicely, showing a deeper sound to Roy's arranging skills – and titles include the funky break classic "The Boogie Back", a sweet reading of "Feel Like Makin' Love", with all the right electric effects to get the best out of the song's mellow righteous vibe – and the great cuts "Fishika", "Sensitize", "Don't You Worry Bout A Thing", "When is Real Real?", and "Change Up The Groove". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 3 – Beat Konducta In India ... LP
Stones Throw, 2007. New Copy ... $12.99
Hazy beatcraft steeped in Indian soundtrack style funk, strings and percussion from the indefatigable Madlib – Volume 3 in the increasingly adventurous and conceptual outings of the Beat Konducta! This time out Madlib, er, Beat Konducta is conducting beats, strings & things from India and/or otherwise East – but the way in which the beats bluntly thump is quintessential Madlib – you know it and love it from the first beat! 'Lib really breathes fresh life into this approach – going miles deeper than anyone out there doing the Bollywood-hip hop hybrid – coming up with a sound all his own. Masterful! "Onthanewthing", "Indian Deli", "Rumble", "Dancing Girls Theme", "Piano Garden", "Dark Alley Incidental Music", "Early Party", "Fifth Chant", "The Rip Off (Scene 3)", and "Sitar Ride". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsCity Life ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
A fantastic album from this legendary jazz funk combo – a bit smoother than their first, but that's the great thing about it! The record has the band getting even tighter than before – coming up with an amazing jazz-inflected funk groove that still leaves us breathless after all these years – and which is the perfect fusion of jazz and soul that was going down with the best groups in the mid 70s. The best example of this sound can be heard on the massive cut "Rock Creek Park" – which begins with a wonderful bass on the intro, a killer moogy keyboard bit, and a super-catchy chorus that goes "doin' it in the park," which you should recognize in about 30 seconds! The rest of the album is great too – and titles include the classic sample track "Love So Fine" – plus "Happy Music", "Hash and Eggs", "Thankful Bout Yourself", and "All I Ask". LP, Vinyl record album

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Glen BrancaLesson No 1 (2 x 12" pressing) ... LP
99 Records/Superior Viaduct, Early 80s. New Copy 2 x 12" (reissue)... $16.99
Seminal sounds from the New York scene at the start of the 80s – and one of the first important records to feature the music of Glenn Branca! This EP was an important part of the 99 Records catalog – and like that label's work by artists like ESG or Liquid Liquid, it's got a style that's completely hard to define – a genre-blending mix of influences and elements, presented with a sensibility that's at once arty, and down to earth! Branca works here in a smaller setting than on later recordings – playing guitar in a quintet that also features Anthony Coleman on keyboards – and working at a level that brings the best ideas of the minimalist compositional generation into play with smaller combo rockish instrumentation. "Lesson 1" is a track that's held us rapt for years – and it's backed by the equally great "Dissonance". This special reissue also features a bonus one-sided 12" single – with an early performance of "Bad Smells" – one of Branca's first multi-guitar compositions, performed by a group that includes Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, and Ned Sublette! LP, Vinyl record album

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Bulbous CreationYou Won't Remember Dying (with bonus download) ... LP
Numero, 1969. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
A record that definitely lives up to the promise of its cover – especially the creepy image of a skeleton shooting up on the front! Bulbous Creation hail from the same Kansas scene documented on Numero's Cavern Sound compilation – but unlike some of the other groups, they've got more than enough going on to offer up a full album here – a really heady, tripped-out batch of music that may well be some of the weirdest ever recorded in that legendary cave in Missouri! The production is almost a bit muddy at times – or maybe it's the way the instruments are performed – which creates this even more sinister feel to the whole thing – as if you've surprised the group during a very private moment, or stumbled upon them performing some ritual in the woods! The song titles say an awful lot about the record, too – and include "Satan", "Hooked", "Under The Black Sun", "Fever Machine Man", and "End Of The Page". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael ChapmanWindow ... LP
Harvest/Light In The Attic, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 23.98
Maybe our favorite album ever from Michael Chapman – a bit more stripped-down and rootsy than his other Harvest Records classics, but in a really great way! There's a fluid spirit to the music right from the start – a great focus on Michael's vocals and guitar, but support from wonderful bass and drums too – which almost creates a folk funk vibe on some of the album's best tracks – this undercurrent of a gentle groove underneath the acoustic elements, unaugmented by any other orchestrations or strings – with really wonderful vocals from Chapman that rival if not beat most of the US singer-songwriters of the time. There's some nice jazzy elements in his guitar chord changes – almost Nick Drake at points, but rougher – and the whole thing's got a subtle sophistication without ever overstating itself. Titles include "Last Lady Song", "First Lady Song", "Among The Trees", "She Came In Like The 6:15 & Made A Hole In The Wall", and "Landships". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes in deluxe tip-on sleeve!)

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Earl Cross/Idris Ackamoor/Muhammad Ali/Rashied AlAscent Of The Nether Creatures ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 1980. New Copy ... $26.99
Lost spiritual sounds from this ultra-hip quartet – a group that gets some really great energy from Idris Ackamoor on tenor and alto, plus top trumpet from Earl Cross! The format is open and freewheeling, but never too free – a blend of earlier spiritual modes and some of the loft jazz generation ideals – very much the best vibe that Ackamoor brought to his music with the Pyramids, but maybe a bit more outside overall. The group also features Muhammad Ali on drums and Rashied Al Akbar on bass – and titles include the long "Ascent Of The Nether Creatures", plus "Evenings", "4 For 1", and "Earl's Tune". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 copies.)

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Gregor Curten & Anselm RogmansPlanes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Brilliant electronics from the German underground of the 70s – a small label release by a duo who work here in the same highly-processed mode as early Cluster – using lots of electronics alongside processed keyboards, guitar, and voice! Each track takes up a side of the record – and the sound is wonderfully experimental, without ever being too dark or over the top – almost the same sort of sensibility you might find in the music of Meredith Monk, although obviously in a more processed, electronic mode. A few passages remind us of Terry Riley in his best Curved Rainbow modes – although these guys are hardly just minimalists, and really bring a great sense of variety to their work! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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Stanton Davis' Ghetto MysticismIsis Voyage ... LP
Outrageous/Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99
A great counterpart to the rare Stanton Davis Ghetto Mysticism album – and a set that was recorded right around the same time, with a number of previously unreleased tracks! The spiritual energy of that group has been well-loved by collectors for years – and enjoyed by others thanks to a recent reissue – and this sweet batch of rare cuts really augments that rare musical moment, by offering up a further set of completely cosmic grooves! The style is spacey jazz funk with some deeper elements in the mix – all recorded and arranged with an indie vibe that reminds us a lot of the classic Oneness Of Juju albums on Black Fire, but without as much vocals – just a strong focus on the sweet keyboard lines and soaring horn passages. Some tracks are brand new, others are different versions of themes from the Brighter Days album – and titles include "Delta Six/Brighter Days", "Isis Voyage", "Odwalla", "Things Can Not Stop Forever (Al Kent version)", "High Jazz (reprise – alt mix)", "Things Cannot Stop Forever (inst mix)", and "Funky Fried Tofu (alt inst version)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Isis Voyage ... CD 12.99

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Georges DelerueJules Et Jim/Tirez Le Pianiste ... LP
Doxy (Italy), 1960/1962. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
2 classic Truffaut soundtracks – both penned by Georges Delerue, and presented here on a single CD! First up is Delerue's beautiful score for Jules Et Jim – music that's probably best known for the vocal tune "Le Tourbillon", sung by Jeanne Moreau – but which also features some amazing scene-setting work from Georges – done in styles that move between evocative orchestrations and some tenser, more bracing moments. Jules Et Jim titles include "Brouillard", "Jim Et Catherine", "Retrouvailles A L'Auberge De La Becasse", "Jules Et Therese", "Le Tourbillon", and "Vacances". Next is the score for Shoot The Piano Player – of a similar vintage, but maybe a bit more jazzy overall – with titles that include "Poursuite", "Charlie", "Rock", "Theme D'Amour", and "Au Restaurant L'Arbois". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell)24 24 Music ... LP
Sleeping Bag, 1981. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99
An incredible full album from Dinosaur L – the legendary New York dancefloor project of Arthur Russell! The group's a punky, funky, chunky amalgam of bass thumping, guitar riffing, keyboard filling, and sax honking – all very much in the spirit of Russell's best quirky club work of the time, but with the added sound here of a more expanded approach – one that takes the tunes in a whole new territory than the more famous 12" singles! The tracks on the set are simply numbered – "1", "2", "3", and so on – and come across almost as free-jamming instrumentals! Totally great stuff – as experimental as it is funky! LP, Vinyl record album

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Tom Dissevelt/Kid BaltanEl Fascinante Mundo De La Musica Electronica/Fascinating World Of Electronic Music (2014 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Sonitron (Spain), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
Maybe the coolest record we've ever heard from the team of Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan – a record that's every bit as groundbreaking in its use of electronics, but even more playful overall! There's a slight touch of jazz at times – almost a Dick Hyman/Moon Gas sort of mode – as the pair blend these amazing analogue electronics with other instrumentation, all at a level that creates sounds that are as mindblowing as they are captivating! The record's got a surprisingly tuneful feel at times, but an overall quality that's much more complex then Perry & Kingsley. Titles include "Pianoforte", "Girando", "Movimentos Mecanicos", "Sincopa", "A La Deriva", and "Vibracion". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dyson's FacesDyson's Faces (1977 – blue cover) ... LP
DRR, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $2.99
The second incredible album from Dyson's Faces – one of those underground 70s groups that should have been huge! The set's got a soaring sound that's even more righteous than the group's debut – a quality that glows wonderfully with the quartet's mix of male and female voices – a sound that almost reminds us a bit of Voices Of East Harlem at times. Backing is by the Hard Times Band – a tight combo who groove hard on the more uptempo numbers, and lay back nicely on the mellower ones – just throwing in some licks here and there on guitar or keyboards next to the warmer harmony vocals. The voices are an especially great part of the record, and really sparkle with a sound that's even fresher than most other groups from the time – a sound that shows that Dyson's Faces wasn't just one of those funk groups who happened to also be able to sing – but a strongly committed soul outfit who really put a lot of energy into their music! Titles include "This Time It's Gotta Be Love" in both vocal and instrumental versions – plus "Till I've Got This Feelin Of Love", "Try Me Baby", "You & Me", "Working My Way To Something Better", and "Cry Sugar" – as well as "Welcome To All This Love Again" and "Don't Worry About The Jones", which both appeared on the group's first album. LP, Vinyl record album

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Emerald WebWhispered Visions – Visionary Music On Flutes & Synthesizers ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
Spacey dawn of the 80s keyboard textures and airy flute from the Emerald Web duo – here with a batch of instrumental Whispered Visions that's got a much more cosmic vibe than you might expect from the new age-y cover art and title! The group is just a duo, and the work was originally privately pressed, but it's got a big sound that belies both traits – played a range of early synths and sequencers – including EML Synkey, Arp 2600, Roland RS 101 String Ensemble, along with flutes, subtle voice accents and echoplex. Nice stuff! Titles include "Jupiter Stone", "Ice Caves", "Starsail", "Air Smith I", "Air Smith II" and "Mistress Ship". LP, Vinyl record album

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Keith Emerson/GoblinLa Chiesa (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Cinevox (Italy), 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A late 80s horror film from Dario Argento – scored by 70s prog giants Keith Emerson and Goblin! Emerson and Goblin divide up the music equally – Keith with more solo keyboard cuts that sometimes show off his virtuosity, Goblin often with tunes that are moodier and more spacious, yet still pretty darn keyboard-driven too! And the keys used by both artists is very much in an 80s mode – more digital than analogue, yet still used with a lot of the phrasing you might expect from their older material – and not nearly as cold as some other 80s keyboard work in horror films. Titles include "The Church", "La Chiesa", "Suspence Chiesa 2", "The Possession", "Lotte", "Prelude 24", and "The Church Revisited". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Luis Enrique & His Electronic MenElectronia ... LP
RCA/Contempo (Italy), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A totally great little record – every bit the gem you might expect from the title and the cover! The music is less electronic than infused with all the best electric instrumental styles of the 60s on keyboards and guitar – used on these short, jaunty instrumentals that are somewhere between groovy 60s jazz and soundtrack styles, but sometimes with the twang and punch of surf music too! Production is nice and echo-laden – which makes the keyboards and guitar really ring out strongly – and Luis Enriquez really transforms tunes from a host of sources with this approach, and throws in a few sweet numbers of his own as well. Titles include "Guitar Spyder", "Fender With Anger", "Foglie Gialle", "Ninna Nanna 65", "Spanish Drag", "Incontro A Roma", "Rigel 1", and "Lady Guitar". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Electronia (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 16.99
 
 
 



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