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Limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on crystal clear 180-gram audiophile vinyl. In 1995 and 1996, 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor further widened their success with the singles "Fly (Through the Starry Night)", "Come Take My Hand" and "Fairytales", changing their style to happy hardcore. These singles topped the charts in various European countries. At the end of 1996, the band released the single "There's a Key" and their second studio album 2.
2 Brothers On The 4th Floor - 2 [Clear Vinyl] [Limited Edition] [180 Gram] (Spla) (Hol)
$37.99
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Ab's

Ab's

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The long-awaited analog reissue of the AB'S first album released in 1983!Consisting of Fujimaru Yoshino (Gt), Makoto Matsushita (Gt), former Spectrum member Naoki Watanabe (Ba), Atsuo Okamoto (Dr), and Yoshihiko Ando (Key) of Parachute. The first analog reissue of the band's debut album full of fusion-progressive rock! It's a catchy album that shines with the technique of the brilliant musicians on it. This is the long-awaited first analog reissue is finally here!
Ab's - Ab's
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Acid Arab

Trois

Vinyl: $31.98 Buy

Emerging ten years ago, the mighty French-Algerian collective from Paris continues it's' intoxicating blend of sharp Western electronic music with Eastern sounds & vocals, putting worldwide festivals and club audiences under a spell. Aiming at creating a space for Arab culture in the world of contemporary electronic music, Acid Arab patiently honed their style through their numerous collaborations and their constant travels all around the Mediterranean and beyond. Their third album ? (Trois)" consists of a collection of serious dancefloor bangers, with sophisticated production and diverse performances by guest vocalists from North Africa, Syria & Turkey, including a.o. Cem Yldiz, Sofiane Saidi, Cheb Halim & Rachid Taha. From Algerian gasba, Anatolian trance, synthetic dabkeh, bionic raï and more, they have incorporated and invented a spectrum of styles, breaking genre boundaries. Their sumptuous new album sees them pushing the envelope and further expanding their musical territories.
Acid Arab - Trois
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Beyond Vision began as an experiment and became the path to a silver future, marking the dawn of a new era for a band that historically relied almost exclusively on thundering riffage. Recorded by longtime producer Billy Anderson, the album's songs flow into each other without beginning or ending, propelled by an undulating, lysergic pulse that takes listeners wherever they'd like to go. One might even call it a concept record, with themes that contemplate interplanetary migration, the winding path of existence, and how we expect this trip to go one way, only to find it taking directions we never imagined. Don't get it twisted, though: there are blistering guitars and swirling power dirges aplenty. Beyond Vision is undeniably Acid King, now in widescreen technicolor and interstellar cinemascope.
Acid King - Beyond Vision
$25.99
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The ultimate reissue of one of the world's most important albums in the field of Exotica, Jazz and even Proto Psychedelic Music from 1960 - and the first official reissue ever! This edition is pressed on Clear Forest/Leaves Splatter vinyl and housed in a wooden cover. It also includes a 24 page booklet. This reissue of Eden Ahbez' sole album includes 20 almost unreleased bonus songs from different sessions. Carefully restored and remastered from original master tapes by prolific grammy-nominated sound engineer Jessica Thompson. The artist Eden Ahbez was not only a skilled composer and performer who wrote the hit tune 'Nature boy" for the classic 1940s crooner Nat King Cole but also a forefather and probably the sole inventor of the hippie lifestyle that became a world wide movement by the mid 1960s. Co Produced by movie maker Brian Chidester, who now, after 20 years of research, completed the full time documentary movie 'As The Wind - The Enchanted Life Of Eden Ahbez": https://www. Edenahbez. com. Now here we go with a project that can easily be labeled a mammoth. Who remembers Eden Ahbez actually, except for a couple of born too late retro hippies? Well, here we go with the story: It is 1960, Rock'n'Roll has just lost a couple of it's protagonists during this and the previous year, the time of the great balladeers has just begun, but soon will run out due to the new and exciting beat invasion. In US mainstream the tiki culture has reached a certain peak and is about to collapse, but still goes strong and with it comes the so called "exotica" music, a crossover between smooth jazz and swing, Latin grooves, haunting melodies that are rooted in the folkloristic sounds from different parts of this world, plus weird sound effects that often create a spooky jungle or dreamy island beach atmosphere. It can even bend your mind that far you would see palm trees growing out of your speakers and witness monkeys and parrots having fun in your room. Eden Ahbez, born in 1908, passed in 1995, a man living dropout and hippie lifestyle way before the movement became what people remember it to be in the mid 60s, a beat poet and composer who wrote the hit tune "Nature boy" that gave Nat King Cole his first big success in 1948, approaches the field of exotica music from a different point of view creating an epic concept album about an utopian society living in peace and harmony on an island far away from the modern western world as we know it. And indeed we find many trademarks of the prototypical exotica music beginning with this relaxed groove combining easy listening swing and Latin patterns, peaceful, dreamy and even transcendental vocal melodies, tinges of folk music from around the world including powerful dances and a whole color palette of mind expanding sounds giving the whole music an even greater depth and width. The latter being created entirely with real instruments such as Eden Ahbez' wood-flute. Some tunes are rather gentle and relaxed with the lyrics being narrated, which adds much to the epic feel of the album. Since this is a really unique effort, now "Eden's Island" alone is a masterpiece of proto psychedelic music and showcases the peak of Ahbe's creativity, but he did write and record music before and after, as mentioned above. And he inspired people along the way, he still does, even decades after his passing. When a young record collector named Brian Chidester found a picture of Ahbe with a youthful Brian Wilson of BEACH BOYS fame dating from probably 1967, he felt the urge to research and investigate deeply into the life of Ahbe, who was more of a mystical figure, obscured by the passing of time rather than the fairly well recognised allfather of the hippie lifestyle, without whom there would have not been such a movement at all and certainly no woodstock, not much psychedelic music and no such things. At least not in the way that they did happen. So Mr. Chidester embarked on journey of more than twenty years that culminates in a movie, "As the wind: The enchanted life of Eden Ahbez", telling the story of one of pop culture's most enigmatic figures in full. Brian Chidester and his filmmaking partner John Winer now have not only gone wild in bringing the life of the first of all hippies to a wider attention, they have taken part in what is the main subject of my writing here, the ultimate rerelease of Eden Ahbez' first and only cult full length record, 1960's "Eden's Island (The music of an enchanted isle)" as I already described above in nearly all it's glory. For it was only a third of what this ultimate edition has to offer. First of all the album has been carefully restored and newly mastered from the original master tapes, however one got hold of them after 60 years, while all other previous reissues that were mostly non legal ventures were transcriptions from old and beaten vinyls. Grammy nominated sound engineer Jessica Thompson, an icon in the field of restoring and remastering old and often obscure yet cult recordings from Jazz to Punk to Afro Beat and great fan of Eden Ahbez, has done another marvelous job and probably this could become her most prolific and important venture. The other two thirds of the music on this reissue, which comes as a wicked double vinyl in gatefold sleeve in limited editions of different colours, is made up by those tunes hat Eden never properly put on albums, that remained in obscurity unbeknownst by man until today. Jessica Thompson also did the mastering here and Brian Chidester co-produced this treasure trove of musical jewelry, which expands Eden Ahbez' epic concept album style and also showcases his skills in writing accessible, yet unique proto psychedelic pop tunes that, as I mentioned above, lead your mind into a different world. The vinyl version includes a 12" size, 24 page booklet, while the CD version comes as double CD with 2 booklets. With so much passion put into the ultimate reissue of this album you can bet that the music world, the collectors and 60s music freaks, will be shaken to it's foundations.
Eden Ahbez - Eden's Island (Wood Slipcase) (Clear Forest/Leaves
$84.98
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Akale Wube

Anbessa

Vinyl: $27.98 Buy

On December 2013, during Alain Pilot's show "La Bande Passante" and as part of the celebrations for Manu Dibango's 80th birthday, Radio France Internationale gathered around the African master a bunch of prestigious guests including the Ethio-Jazz ambassadors : Akalé Wubé.The band decided to play live and on air African Pop Session and Ekedi - both written and recorded by the Cameroonian saxophonist in the early seventies - quickly joined by Manu Dibango and his saxophone. Two live recordings of this session will be taken out this pathbreaking and improvised meeting.A great complicity shortly settled between them and, a few months later, Akalé Wubé invited Manu Dibango on their track Anbessa (The Lion in Amharic) composed as a tribute to him. This collaboration led them to share several stages together in the following years.With this RFI session still in mind, Manu Dibango invited the band to join him in studio for Akalé Wubé to arrange and re-record 5 other unknown nuggets from his catalogue : La Colère des Dieux, Du Bush a Bush, Gentlemen de Camp Yabassi, Otetena Munja and Peaceful Homeland. Unfortunately, The Lion won't make it to the Parisian band's studio to record his last solos, fate decided otherwise
Akale Wube - Anbessa
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Daevid Allen

Banana Moon

Vinyl: $29.98 Buy

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Banana Moon - Daevid Allen - Banana Moon is the debut solo album by Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist and Gong leader Daevid Allen, originally released in 1971 on the French BYG Actuel label. The album is sometimes referred to as Bananamoon and it was also reissued as a Gong album.
Daevid Allen - Banana Moon
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Double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Includes poster. Composer, clarinetist, singer and educator Angel Bat Dawid announces the release of Requiem For Jazz. A 12-movement suite composed, arranged, and inspired in part by dialogue from Edward O. Bland's 1959 film The Cry of Jazz, the album is a wide-ranging treatise on the African American story from one of it's most astute narrators. Itself an incisive critique of racial politics in the USA, The Cry of Jazz draws formal comparisons between the structure of jazz music and the African American experience - as one of freedom and restraint, of joy and suffering - that manifests in the triumph of spirit over the crushing prejudice of daily life. Cutting together archive reels from Black neighborhoods in Chicago with live performance footage from Sun Ra and his Arkestra among others, the film remains a radical and prescient evocation of Black pride and it's roots in the history of jazz, from spirituals to blues and beyond.
Angel Bat Dawid - Requiem For Jazz (Gate) (Ofgv) (Post)
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Apollo’s long-awaited debut album IVORY brings him to another level in his career. Crossing genre lines as well as language barriers, the full-length showcases even greater musical diversity from the already boundless creator.  Despite being at this pivotal moment in his career, Omar feels like he’s just getting started.  The artist who once called himself “just a kid from Indiana” is breaking new ground, abandoning all comfort zones, and never looking back. Featuring the hit song, “Evergreen.”

Omar Apollo - Ivory [LP]
$24.98
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The soundtrack to the 2006 film Casino Royale was composed by David Arnold and is Arnold's fourth soundtrack for the popular James Bond movie series. Frequent collaborator Nicholas Dodd orchestrated and conducted the score. The traditional James Bond Theme builds throughout the film before appearing in it's full form over the end credits as track 25, 'The Name's Bond... James Bond'.Casino Royale takes place at the beginning of Bond's career as Agent 007, as he is earning his license to kill. The plot has Bond on an assignment to bankrupt terrorist financier Le Chiffre in a high-stakes poker game at the Casino Royale in Montenegro; Bond falls in love with femme fatale Vesper Lynd, a treasury employee assigned to provide the money he needs for the game. The film begins a story arc that continues in the 2008 film, Quantum of Solace.Casino Royale is available as a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on gold colored vinyl. The vinyl package includes 2 printed innersleeve, a large movie poster and features secret inscriptions in the run-out groove.
David Arnold  (Colv) (Gate) (Gol) (Ltd) (Ogv) - Casino Royale - O.S.T. [Colored Vinyl] (Gate) (Gol) [Limited Edition]
$50.98
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The Sharptone debut from two time Grammy nominated artist August Burns Red
August Burns Red - Death Below [Sun Wave 2LP]
$35.98
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Limited 15th Anniversary vinyl LP pressing. Together with Nicole Willis And The Soul Investigators' "Keep Reachin' Up" album, 2008's Baby Charles debut LP is the album that defined the European funk scene of the 2000s. Mojo Magazine described them as "the most likely candidates to lead the Deep funk scene" after hearing the album. Driven by the single "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor", an afro-funk cover of the Arctic Monkey's hit, the LP went rapidly sold out, it was never been repressed and it now changes hands for ludicrous sums on the web. English writer, DJ, and television presenter Mark Lamarr, who wrote on the album's liner notes to "file it amongst your funk classics", invited the band to BBC's Maida Vale Studios, where they recorded a legendary live session for his BBC Radio 2 God's Jukebox show. In France, the album benefited from a massive support from legendary Radio Nova station thanks to it's"Nova Aime" campaign, while in 2009 Pitchfork crowned Baby Charles, together with Sharon Jones & The Dapkings, as the reference band of the international funk scene. Unfortunately, the band split up in 2011 when they were about to enter the studio to give birth to the awaited sophomore album and while the debut LP started reaching a cult status among djs and collectors.
Baby Charles - Baby Charles: 15th Anniversary (Ita)
$27.98
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Last year BABYMETAL were “sealed” from the world after a successful 10-year journey. Earlier this year, THE OTHER ONE restoration project began to recover the BABYMETAL we never knew existed within a virtual world called the METALVERSE. The concept album releasing March 24, 2023 reveals the other side of the BABYMETAL story that no one knew existed. A total of 10 songs have been discovered within THE OTHER ONE restoration project, in which each song represents each theme of the 10 parallel worlds that seem to exist. Full length audio of each of the 10 songs will finally be revealed when fans get their hands on the album.

BABYMETAL - THE OTHER ONE [Transparent LP]
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Mr. B is the album recorded in 1983 by Chet Baker and is considered one of the best from that period. Baker plays compositions from 'Dolphin Dance' (Herbie Hancock), 'Strollin' (Horace Silver) and 'In Your Own Sweet Way' (Dave Brubeck). The sadness of the songs is felt throughout, in a lazy sometimes slow and sluggish tempo. The album includes two bonus tracks 'White Blues' and 'Father X-mas' and band members include Michel Graillier (piano) and Ricardo Del Fra (bass). Mr. B is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on translucent red colored vinyl. The album sleeve contains liner notes by Wim van Eyle.
Chet Baker - Mr. B [Colored Vinyl] [Limited Edition] [180 Gram] (Red)
$36.98
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The Baseball Project, the critically acclaimed alt-rock supergroup featuring Peter Buck (R.E.M., The Minus 5), Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5, Young Fresh Fellows, R.E.M.), Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Linda Pitmon (Zuzu's Petals) and Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate), deliver another batch of songs inspired by the great American past-time. This collection continues their tradition of inspired rock songs that provide passionately funny and sarcastically reverent commentary on the sport of baseball. And those who aren't fans of the sport can still enjoy the music, while brushing up on their knowledge.
The Baseball Project - 3rd
$33.98
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Rock n' roll vets Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5, R.E.M., Young Fresh Fellows) and Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate, Gutterball, Danny & Dusty, Miracle 3) have an unhealthy love for music undermined only by an even more unhealthy love of baseball. The compatriots blend their two passions with The Baseball Project - Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails, an album of buzzing guitars and baseball back stories. The heroes and villains of America's (in)famous pastime are explored with cutting wit and fanboy detail in songs that satisfy both the summer's need for rock anthems and sweltering afternoon double-headers. Drummer Linda Pitmon (Miracle 3, Golden Smog) and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck round out the squad, as they spin tales of ill-fated drinking binges ('The Yankee Flipper', 'The Death of Big Ed Delahanty'), near mythical icons ('Ted Fucking Williams'), folk heroes ('Fernando', 'Satchel Paige Said') and, on 'Gratitude (For Curt Flood)', the overlooked man who changed the game. A passionately funny and sarcastically reverent commentary on the state of the sport, The Baseball Project provides a hip soundtrack to the backstage party at America's game
The Baseball Project - Volume 1: Frozen Ropes And Dying Quails
$28.98
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Following the success of the outfit's first album Vol. 1: Frozen Ropes & Dying Quails - the band performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, was featured in the official World Series Program and Sports Illustrated among others - baseball's sardonic rock chroniclers are back with Volume 2: High and Inside, an even more detailed look at the stories behind the stories of America's Favorite Pastime. Their second season finds band members Steve Wynn (The Miracle 3, The Dream Syndicate), Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5, Young Fresh Fellows, R.E.M.), Linda Pitmon (The Miracle 3, Golden Smog) and Peter Buck (R.E.M.) drilling down even deeper into the Byzantine, lore-laden annals of baseball history. Volume 2 also includes guests spots by Craig Finn of The Hold Steady, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan, as well as Chris Funk and John Moen of The Decemberists, dispelling any fears of a sophomore slump.
The Baseball Project - Volume 2: High And Inside
$28.98
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Double gold colored vinyl LP pressing. Remedy is Basement Jaxx's joyous debut album from 1999. It was one of the most assured, propulsive full-lengths the dance world had seen since Daft Punk's Homework. A set of incredibly diverse tracks, Remedy is indebted to the raw American house of Todd Terry and Masters at Work, and even shares the a penchant for Latin vibes (especially on the horn-driven "Bingo Bango" and the opener, "Rendez-Vu," which trades a bit of salsa wiggle with infectious vocoderized disco).
Basement Jaxx - Remedy [Colored Vinyl] (Gol)
$42.98
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Double pink and blue colored vinyl LP pressing. Named after their infamous Brixton club night, Basement Jaxx's second album Rooty saw Basement Jaxx continue to push the boundaries of pop and club music. The album mixes classic house with generous lashings of punk, funk, R&B, jazz, hip hop, 2-step and pop songcraft in a mad genre crash that works like a charm. It features the massive tracks "Where's Your Head At", "Romeo" and "Do Your Thing".
Basement Jaxx - Rooty (Blue) [Colored Vinyl] (Pnk)
$42.98
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The Best of the Beat Farmers is a 10-track survey of the band's career that covers their best known songs
Beat Farmers - Best Of Beat Farmers
$24.98
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Beat Farmers

Poor & Famous

Vinyl: $24.98 Buy

MP3 Album: $11.49 Download

Limited vinyl LP pressing of this 1989 album.
Beat Farmers - Poor & Famous
$24.98
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Vinyl earbook w/ white art work, limited to 500 units worldwide, housed in a multipage hardcover photobook
Behemoth - Opvs Contra Natvram - Earbook Inkspot [Limited Edition]
$60.98
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This is what we call a bomb!!! Nasser Bouzida inna Reggae, Rock Steady and Ska mood. This is Boss Sounds!!! Big Boss Sound, the band led by the organist Nasser Bouzida, releases this album on Liquidator full of instrumental stompers. Besides being worldwide known for leading the bands Big Boss Man and Bongolian during the last two decades, Nasser started pretty young playing drums with The Loafers and backing Laurel Aitken live and in the studio. This new LP includes a download card enclosed. There's no doubt that it will be one of the most important releases in 2023.
Big Boss Sound - Return Of The Loafer
$29.98
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Double vinyl LP pressing. 2002 live release from the iconic British singer.
Jane Birkin - Arabesque
$44.99
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Vinyl LP pressing. 2008 album from the iconic British singer.
Jane Birkin - Enfants D'Hiver
$24.99
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Experience an experiment turned masterpiece..."York". Originally titled "NoYork" and slated to be the major label debut from acclaimed Los Angeles emcee Blu, this much-discussed collection was eventually renamed and (finally) released through Nature Sounds in 2013. The result was a certified classic that remains one of Blu's most ambitious projects to date. Infused with the electronic experimentation of the early 2000s L.A. beat scene, "York" covers a wide spectrum of sound, displaying the production of beat icons like Flying Lotus, Madlib, Exile, Dibia$e, Shafiq Husayn, Daedalus, Knxwledge, and Samiyam. Melding world-class lyricism with sonic textures encompassing psych rock, dub, broken beats, and jazz, the album strikes a unique balance between golden era hip-hop and eclectic futurism. Several guest artists helped Blu realize this vision, including U-God of Wu-Tang Clan, Edan, Sa-Ra, Pac Div, Suzi Analogue, U-N-I, J*Davey, and more. With the original 4LP pressing long out of print, Nature Sounds is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of "York" with the release of this new redesigned gatefold 2LP edition.
Blu - York - 10th Anniversary Edition
$33.98
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Bodikhuu

Tokyo

Vinyl: $22.98 Buy

Mongolian producer Bodikhuu takes a sonic journey through Japan in the form of 13 instrumental hip-hop vignettes. A rich collage of cast-off sounds and razor sharp interpolations of city pop, obscure Japanese jazz, and 80s J-pop, all expertly chopped up on one of the few MPC-1000s in Ulaanbaatar.
Bodikhuu - Tokyo
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Double vinyl LP pressing. Arguably the most gifted Jamaican performer of his generation, Ken Boothe is today widely regarded as a living legend, having recorded innumerable ska, rock steady and reggae classics over a period spanning some 60 years. After making his recording debut in 1962, Ken enjoyed a hugely successful career in Jamaica before achieving international stardom in 1974 with his chart-topping interpretation of 'Everything I Own' and the top 10 follow-up, 'Crying Over You'. Both of these hugely popular tracks feature on this collection, which forms part of Trojan Record's new 'Essential Artist' series, which showcases the best-loved recordings of some of Jamaica's greatest musical talents. This release demonstrates the exceptional vocal talents of one of the finest and most soulful performers to have made their mark on modern popular music scene since the Sixties.
Ken Boothe - Essential Artist Collection - Ken Boothe
$35.98
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"During the pandemic, we started a Patreon page. Through the Patreon page, ten people purchased a song we would write for them after having a zoom chat with the band. The stories we heard in those conversations created foundations for the lyrics that evolved into ten different songs. A year or so later we decided to take them into the studio to create a new album. During the studio sessions, we realized we wanted a song to summarize the process and tell the story of the project. One afternoon during the session we came up with the title “10 Stories High” and matched it up with a melody that Pete and Bryan had recorded earlier on their phones. We really liked how the title added imagery of ten people in a ten-story building living out their own external and internal experiences. It was a perfect summary to the project. After a few hours of tinkering with the music and words we had our title track for the record."

The Bouncing Souls - Ten Stories High [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow, Blue & Black Twist LP]
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"During the pandemic, we started a Patreon page. Through the Patreon page, ten people purchased a song we would write for them after having a zoom chat with the band. The stories we heard in those conversations created foundations for the lyrics that evolved into ten different songs. A year or so later we decided to take them into the studio to create a new album. During the studio sessions, we realized we wanted a song to summarize the process and tell the story of the project. One afternoon during the session we came up with the title “10 Stories High” and matched it up with a melody that Pete and Bryan had recorded earlier on their phones. We really liked how the title added imagery of ten people in a ten-story building living out their own external and internal experiences. It was a perfect summary to the project. After a few hours of tinkering with the music and words we had our title track for the record."

The Bouncing Souls - Ten Stories High [LP]
$18.98
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Boycalledcrow is the alias of Chester-based sound artist Carl Knott (Wonderful Beasts, Spacelab). Knott is a former folk musician using his nascent acoustic influences as the basis for his unique and often stirring compositions. "I like weird folk art, and I think the stuff I make is a bit like that," he explains. "It's definitely not perfect - it's strange and a reflection of the time and place I live in." Each one of the twelve tracks on Nightmare Folk Art finds itself poised on an axis somewhere between the acoustic and electronic, the rhythmic and the ambient, the minimalist and the densely-layered. Opener 'Old Blue Bear' sets the tone for the collection, switching breezily between introspective textures and fast-paced euphoria, underpinned by acoustic guitar passages that are skewed so extensively that they become disconnected from their sources. Melodies rise up joyfully, hang around, and then become enveloped in treated sounds of unknowable provenance. "I hunt down really clean royalty-free acoustic guitar samples," says Knott. "I like nylon strings and clear, sparkly tones - the brighter, the better. I pick the source material based on how sonically good and warm it sounds as well as the clarity of the notes. It really has nothing to do with the musical phrase." Knott then manipulates those plundered sounds to create the diverse sounds heard across Nightmare Folk Art. "My mantra is to destroy, create, then repeat. It's really liberating, and I love working this way. I play acoustic fingerpicking guitar so I try to play my controller the same way. At the same time, audio is very visual for me: I get a glimpse of an abstract object in my mind's eye and try to get close to that, but I also like the feel of falling into a rabbit hole and not knowing where I might end up." That sense of venturing deep into the unknown shines through on this album. Tracks like the chiming, shanty-esque 'Acorn' and the fluttering, elusive shapes of 'Mystic Scally' and 'Silly Song' evoke a sense of wonder and awe akin to staring onto a new landscape or cityscape for the first time, leaving a transcendent mark on the listener. These are the sounds to accompany sepia-tinged memories, long-forgotten faces and misremembered places; regrets, reminiscences, hopes and dreams. "This album was influenced by my family, and walking in the countryside in Staffordshire and Cheshire," explains Knott of the pastoral, ruminative quality that flows through Nightmare Folk Art. "I genuinely think that there's a spiritual side to this type of creativity. It means I can express deep feelings in a way that I simply couldn't vocalise." A warmth and hopefulness can be found here. 'Sister Poppy Is A Good Girl', named after the Knott family dog, carries a beautiful, celebratory sheen while the warped and churning drones of 'So So So, Sad' flits between optimistic promise and uncertainty, reflecting the state of mind that Knott was in when assembling the album. "The title came from a William Gibson book, 'Virtual Light'," concludes Knott. "I was reading that at the same time of making the album. It seemed to perfectly sum up what I was creating, despite everything around me feeling a bit off and nightmarish."
Boycalledcrow - Nightmare Folk Art (Uk)
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Premiere complete vinyl release of Steven Spielberg's delightful fantasy-adventure classic YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES (1985)!
Bruce Broughton  (Ltd) (Ogv) - Young Sherlock Holmes / O.S.T. [Limited Edition] [180 Gram]
$70.98

        
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