"As Days Get Dark", das erste Album des schottischen Duos - Aidan Moffat und Malcolm Middleton - nach einer 16jährigen Pause und nach "The Last Romance" ihr insgesamt siebter Longplayer, ist sowohl Evolution als auch Revolution zugleich.
Geblieben ist jene verwobene Mischung aus düsteren Post-Rock-Soundscapes, subtiler Elektronik, klickenden Drum-Beats, apokalyptischen Streichern und Moffats unvergleichlichen halb gesungenen, halb gesprochenen Gesang, jedoch erweitert um eine Vielzahl neuer Sounds wie Saxophonpassagen und Disco-Grooves.
Entstanden ist das Album in Zusammenarbeit mit Produzent Paul Savage (The Delgados).
Inkl. Postkarte mit Downloadcode
Mit ihrem dritten Album "Seeds" erheben sich DOMKRAFT wie ein Phönix aus der Asche ihrer vorherigen apokalyptischen Werke. Das psychedelische Doom-Trio konzentriert sich nun auf die Idee, aus den Ruinen des Zusammenbruchs eine neue und bessere Welt zu erreichten. Während der Hitzewelle des Jahres 2020 machten sich die Schweden nach Göteborg auf, um dort im Welfare Sounds Studio unter der Leitung von Kalle Lilja und Per Stålberg drei Tage lang, eine neues Epos einzuhämmern, das zugleich roh und live klingt. Dank des Zaubers von Mix-Magier Karl Daniel Lidén (GREENLEAF, KATATONIA, LOWRIDER) kommt DOMKRAFTs markante Wucht besser als je zuvor zur Geltung. Dazu gesellen sich ambitionierte lyrische Themen, die das massive Riffing und den mesmerisierenden Fluss der Stockholmer mit inhaltlichem Kontext versehen. Das Trio entstand ursprünglich aus seiner gemeinsamen Vorliebe für solche Acts wie SPACEMEN 3, MONSTER MAGNET, SLEEP und HAWKWIND.
'An Insight To All Minds' ist Kaidis drittes Soloalbum unter eigenem Namen, nach mehreren EPs und zwei Alben für First Word; 2018 das hochgelobte 'It's A World Before You' und die Neuauflage seines bahnbrechenden zweiten Albums 'In Search Of Hope' aus dem Jahr 2008. Mit diesem neuen Album fügt Kaidi Tatham seinem bereits beeindruckenden Katalog ein weiteres hinzu, ein Werk, das zwischen Jazz und Tanzmusik angesiedelt ist und einmal mehr ein Beispiel für moderne britische schwarze Brillanz ist: kompromisslos, innovativ, bahnbrechend, raffiniert und tief funky.
REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES & PRESSED ON LOUD DOUBLE VINYL!
Hot of the success of Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt, producer extraordinaire Ski was on fire when he
flipped Dynasty’s “Adventures In The Land of Music” for Camp Lo’s breakout 1996 smash single
“Luchini aka This Is It”. The same year saw Camp Lo opening shows for De La Soul during their
Stakes is High tour. Combine that with the fact that Ish aka Butterfly from Digable Planets had
cosigned for the group’s reputation and would appear on of the tracks (in addition to Trugoy from De
La), there became a huge buzz around their debut album Uptown Saturday Night.
Fast forward a few months to January 1997 and the heavily anticipated release of Camp Lo’s first
record, which did not disappoint. It struck the perfect balance between club tracks and underground
bangers for the mixtape crowd. Critically acclaimed and fan approved, this late 90s must-have was
complimented by the incredible cover art illustrated by legendary NYC graffiti artist Dr. Revolt that paid
homage to Marvin Gaye’s 1976 classic I Want You. It’s hard to believe in the time of Puffy’s heyday,
Camp Lo had developed and delivered a style of Hip Hop that was not only fresh and creative, but also
straight up dope. Flipping intricate rhyme styles over some of Rap’s finer beats, the fact that Camp Lo
got main stream radio play and love from big time club DJ’s is a testament to the essence of what Hip
Hop was once about: raw talent and originality!
Good vs. Evil is the third studio album by American rapper KXNG CROOKED (formerly known as Crooked I). The album was released on November 11, 2016 and features cameo appearances from notable rappers such as Eminem, RZA, Xzibit, Tech N9ne among other guests The album was well received by critics, who praised its direction, dark beats and narrative skills.
After the most controversial Presidential election in this country’s history, one that has not only created further divisiveness amongst the people residing in it, but one that now includes handful of cities across our nation protesting in the streets it has become evident we are living in a complicated and dangerous time. The societal divide widens so deeply with every passing day that it seems as if at any moment the pendulum could shift. KXNG CROOKED's Good Vs Evil could not appear at a more needed time.
Back in stock! REPRESS WITHOUT bonus 7"/ prod.by J Dilla / mixed by DJ Pete Rock / feat. Black Thought (The Roots), DOOM, M.O.P. and others / 25 track collection of unreleased Dilla beats and productions mixed and arranged by Soul Brother #1, DJ Pete Rock!
A neoclassical power metal band from Stockholm, Sweden, founded in 1996 by the guitarist and mastermind Thomas Wolf.
Limitierte Splatter-Vinylauflage: Das 2019er Album der kosmopolitischen Pop-Psychedeliker Flamingods ist ein bunter Teller aus Disco, Funk und 1970er Psychedelia des Mittleren Ostens und Südasiens, basiert ihre Vision doch auf Mystik, Lebensfreude und sonnendurchtränkten Bildern.
Grandiose Werkschau der Anfangsjahre von Bob Dylan, des legendären Folk-Singer/Songwriters, einer der wichtigsten, musikalischen Vertreter der Friedens- und Protestbewegung der 1960/1970er. Doppel-LP mit sämtlichen Songs seines selbstbetitelten Debütalbums (1962), der Rockabilly-Flipside "Mixed Up Confusion" seiner Debüt-7" (1962), sowie weiteren Raritäten und Coverversionen (von Woody Guthrie, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters) der Jahre 1961-1962.
Koma Saxo, the explosive quintet led by Berlin-based Swedish bassist/producer Petter Eldh, returns on We Jazz Records with their new album, cut live at We Jazz Festival in Helsinki, December 2019. Whereas their lauded debut was a triumph of remapping the goal posts for an acoustic jazz combo for the 2020's, "LIVE" takes you right to the heart of the actual ensemble sound, with 5 musicians tearing the place down, no post production. From the fiery opening sequence kicking off with "Euro Koma", on to the much calmer beauty of "Waltz Me, Waltz Me Baby, All Night Long" and the first single "Fiskeskärsmelodin", the 8-song set is pure fire, never failing to convey the extraordinary intensity of the group: Eldh on bass, Otis Sandsjö (Y-OTIS), Jonas Kullhammar and Mikko Innanen on saxes, and Christian Lillinger on drums.
An excerpt of liner notes by Peter Margasak:
"When I first saw Petter Eldh's quintet Koma Saxo in Berlin in September of 2019 I was floored. The raw, sprinting energy of the band was both infectious and astonishing, but what I most remember was a sense of cognitive dissonance. Was this the same combo that recorded a fantastic eponymous 2019 studio album that represented one of the most convincing, pleasurable, and driving hybrid's of searing post-bop and the production ethos of hip-hop? There have been endless stabs by producers trying to remap the machinations of an organic, all-acoustic jazz band with electronic post-production, but Eldh, channeling a sonic language heavily informed by J Dilla, nailed it in a way I'd never experienced before. Having the trust of his three imaginative, high-octane saxophonists—Jonas Kullhammar, Otis Sandsjö, and Mikko Innanen—he used their grainy sound as raw material, smudging and smearing it like a painter creating new hues on a palette, and then extending, editing, and powering it up within the imperturbable grooves meted out by he and drummer Christian Lillinger. He didn't really alter the essential core of the band's performances. There's no question that a seriously burning quintet had laid the tracks down, even if the performances reflected the kind of concision many jazz groups adapt for a studio endeavor. But the way his jacked-up bass lines and Lillinger's impossibly peripatetic, stuttering rhythms buffeted the massed saxophones elevated Koma Saxo to plane all its own, and I repeatedly returned to that place—half the time trying to figure out what the hell Eldh had done, and the other half lost in giddy ecstasy.
The live show, on the other hand, featured the band without any production tricks. Its soaring, pithy repertoire came alive in a different way, and this excellent live recording from the 2019 We Jazz Festival, has reminded me of how fun and visceral that experience was."
Koma Saxo "LIVE" is released by We Jazz Records on 30 April 2021 on two vinyl editions (silver + black), as a bundle with an unreleased 7" (+ silver vinyl edition), on CD and digitally. The vinyl versions plus the CD come complete with silver embossed lettering. The vinyl is delivered on heavy-duty tip-on sleeve, complete with an insert featuring liner notes by Peter Margasak, Andreas Müller, Matti Nives and Petter Eldh.
First reissue of this legendary album from Orchestra Baobab. Limited Vinyl 180g, remastered from tapes.
Released in 1981, the legendary album "Mouhamadou Bamba" is the masterpiece of the Orchestra Baobab, which has dedicated more than ten years of existence. Under the direction of the percussionist saxophonist Issa Sissokho, of the irremovable guitarist Barthélémy Attiso the band records this album at the Golden Baobab studio in Dakar directed and produced by the young producer Ibrahima Sylla.
The Baobab symbolizes both the rooting in Senegalese traditional values and the ability of the tree to reach heights, the sound of the group is a perfect syncretism of Senegalese and Afro-Cuban imaginaries in which the montunos of electric guitars and vocal improvisations in wolof language marry subtly to the rhythms of cuban son and other boleros.
Repress! Buffalo, NY rapper Westside Gunn is one of hip-hop’s most exciting
new stars, attracting fans and acclaim for his unique voice, exquisitely
gritty wordplay, and minimalist, soul-drenched production. Mr. Green
is a renowned hip-hop producer who has crafted tracks for the likes of
Jedi Mind Tricks, Snoop Doog, A$AP Ferg, The Roots, Freddie Gibbs,
KRS-One, Bodega Bamz, R.A. The Rugged Man, Deniro Farrar, Raz
Fresco, and many more. Now, the two artists are joining forces for a
new collaborative EP,
FLYGOD Is Good... All The Time
. While this is their
first time working together, the chemistry is obvious, and the respect is
“Westside Gunn is incredible, a true mastermind,” says Mr. Green. “He
has this sound that is completely one-of-a-kind, just gives you that
indescribable feeling we are all looking for in hip-hop these days.”
Mixed and mastered by legendary engineer Eddie Sancho (known for
his work with Gang Starr, Jay-Z, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., Alchemist,
M.O.P., Dilated Peoples, and many more), the EP showcases some of
the best work to date from both Green and Gunn.
“This is a true WSG art piece,” says Westside Gunn. “Everything I do is
under a microscope, so it gotta be A1.”
Dancer and B3 Hammond player Leon Gardner moved from his Texas to Los Angeles sometime in the mid '60s. Soon after arriving he set up his own Igloo records.
While in LA, Gardner befriended arranger and pianist Arthur Monday, Monday had settled in LA with his friend and co-musician Gabe Fleming, and they shared arranging credits for a few of the igloo releases. Fleming was credited for 'Farm Song' while Monday was credited for 'Honest Song' on the flip. 'Igloo Records' ie Leon Gardner was credited as producer. In reality, it's likely that the three of them worked together on both sides of the record and others on the label. Leon also arranged and produced other bands on the label such as the deep soul classic by the Jhamels 'I've Cried' and Wallace Petty Combo's Petty Cash but never reached the success he had hoped for.
A Decade later and Gardner became frustrated by his lack of recognition, and became increasingly more reclusive, which in turn led to a rift between him and his family. Drummer Edward 'Apple' Nelson (see Tracks 2 and 12), remembers his first impressions of Leon, "I met Leon a few times here and there as him and Monday were real tight. I didn't get to know him that well or nothing as he could came across as very much into his own thing". Leon's son Darrell recalls his father's music, saying "I always knew his music was special even back then and am truly surprised that he never really got any recognition for it until now". Looking back, LA bandleader Charles Wright concurs, "We didn't think of him as being very significant but I guess he was. He did come out with some good lyrics".
As well as his other 45s released on Igloo, there were other recordings made for several other independent labels between 1965 and 1974, after which Gardner seemed to disappear under the radar.. The general consensus is that he is currently was no fixed address and living somewhere in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, yet all attempts to contact at this point were unsuccessful.
This Leon Gardner / Igloo records LP was originally a project Gerald Short of Jazzman Records. Gerald worked on this over 10 years ago and spoke to many involved with the label who are no longer with us. He finally managed to track Leon down to a care home in LA but unfortunately, Leon passed away soon after Gerald reached out to him. Gerald decided not to continue with the LP out of respect, the information and text here is kindly supplied by Gerald so thanks to him for that.
Limitierte Vinyl-Neuauflage des Black Metal Klassikers aus Schweden! Das zweite ARMAGEDDA-Album "Only True Believers" erscheint als Ltd. Blood-Colored LP inkl A3 Poster!
Archival reissue of the garage-psych Zamrock masterpiece (1974)
PRESSED ON OPAQUE GREEN VINYL
“Electrified by a diet of James Brown, the Stones and Deep Purple, WITCH were the stadium-filling kings of 70s Zamrock.” - MOJO
This landmark recording from Now-Again’s comprehensive overview of Zambia’s premier garage-, psych-, prog-, funk-,afro-rock ensemble WITCH, We Intend To Cause Havoc! is now available in a never before seen color variant. The audio is nigh-perfect – restored and remastered from the original master tapes. WITCH’s musical arc is contained to a five year span and, in retrospect, is a logical one. The band’s first two, self-produced albums - released in unison with the birth of the commercial Zambian recording industry – are exuberant experiments in garage rock, and are as influenced by the Rolling Stones as they are James Brown. In The Past, their second album, is the perfect follow-up for anyone exposed to the WITCH band through their landmark Introduction.
Das Duo spielt extrem atmosphärischen Black Metal. Dunkles, aber melodisches Riffing wechselt sich mit einigen atmosphärisch klingenden Drone-Gitarren ab, während melodische heidnische Gesänge sich mit Gekeife konkurrieren. Ebenso vorhanden sind die obligatorischen Blast Momente, die dem Gesamtbild des jeweiligen Songs noch diese Black Metal Rohheit verleihen. Die Songs sind flüssig, nachvollziehbar und episch.. Wer auf Black Metal mit epischer Atmosphäre steht, der sollte sich den Nachfolger des Geheimtipps 'Euprosopon' von 2018 zu Gemüte führen. Gemastert hat Greg Chandler! Für Fans von Urfaust, Fluisteraars, Turia u.a. 'Gelderse Poort' erscheint als limitierte LP mit CD.
Repress with new cover art ! Volumes 5 & 6 in this series of instrumental albums by underground hip hop veteran MF Doom. MF DOOM is the man in the iron mask. The most mysterious figure in hip-hop has also become one of the most popular, supplying beats and rhymes for Gorillaz, De La Soul, Madlib, Danger Mouse, and Wu-Tang Clan, and drawing praise from heavyweights like Just Blaze, Nas, and Mos Def. Since 2002, DOOM has released numerous volumes of Special Herbs, one of the longest-running instrumental series in hip-hop history. Now, the fifth and sixth volumes in the acclaimed series are available on vinyl for the first time in years. With obscure loops and dusty samples galore, Special Herbs Vol. 5 & 6 is a must-have for any DOOM fan or hip-hop head.
Repress with new cover art! / The 3rd and 4th installments in MF DOOM's acclaimed instrumental series. While his unique style has earned him international praise for his rapping, DOOM is also a talented producer. His knack for digging up obscure loops and dusty samples makes the Special Herbs series a must-have for any DOOM fan or hip-hop head.
Polens unheilige Metal-Gemeinde läutet zum dritten Mal in diesem Jahrzehnt ihre Glocken. Azarath vermeidet es, seinen bösen Weg nach 'Blasphemers 'Maledictions' (2011) und 'In Extremis' (2017) aufzugeben, und enthüllt eine neue extreme Erleuchtung direkt am Altar des geschwärzten Death Metal: 'Saint Desecration'. Die Band ist nicht reuevoll und provokativ bis ins Mark und erschreckt weiterhin schwache Nerven und verblüfft die Kenner des Sonic Terror. Azarath krochen vor fast zwei Jahrzehnten aus der Gruft und werden oft als dämonische Mutation von Krisiun, Behemoth und Immolation beschrieben. Die Band wurde vom einzigen ursprünglichen Mitglied, Inferno (Behemoth), mitbegründet.
Wieder eine Peitsche aus der deutschen Metal-Schmiede Eisenwald! Fans von Bands wie Darkthrone, Mayhem und vor allem Kartharsis sollten hier aufmerksam zuhören. 'Black Mirror Reflection' vom neu gegründeten Duo Svabhavat aus dem Pazifischen Nordwesten der USA ist die Blaupause unheilvollen und bösen US Black Metals in Reinkultur. Greg Chandler hat das Werk in den Priory Studios (Esoteric, Lynchgate, Pantheist, Macabre Omen, Ophis etc.) gemastert. Das bedrohliche Artwork stammt von Misanthrophic Art (Primordial, Uada, Asphyx).
'Black Mirror Reflection' erscheint als CD Jewelcase-Edition inkl. Fold-Out-Booklet sowie limitierter Deluxe 180 Gr.LP im Gatefold Sleeve!
Experience the exceedingly rare genius of an MF DOOM live performance with these exclusive “straight from the soundboard” audio recordings. Broadcasting from an undisclosed location, this limited-edition vinyl pressing of “Live From Planet X” offers fans a chance to own the most comprehensive glance into Doom’s lengthy career available. Debuting under the alias Zev Love X, DOOM first graced the world of hip-hop on the 3rd Bass single “The Gas Face.” A couple years later Zev re-emerged alongside his younger brother DJ Subroc, in New York’s legendary KMD. The group’s first album Mr. Hood was released in 1991 on Elektra Records but KMD was quickly dropped from the record label when, in the wake of Subroc being killed by a car, they returned in ‘93 with an unflinching attitude and an album titled “Bl_ck B_st_rds”. Deeply affected by his brother’s tragic death, while also carrying a grudge against the industry that screwed him, Zev disappeared from the rap scene for five years. It wasn’t until 1999, that Zev suddenly reemerged, face masked, as MF DOOM with his 1999 solo debut and underground classic “Operation: Doomsday”. Since then DOOM has completely reinvented the indie-rap landscape with a string of offbeat projects under an array of monikers: Metal Fingers, Viktor Vaughn, King Geedorah, Monsta Island Czars, Madvillain, DangerDOOM, NehruivanDOOM, and more. “Live From Planet X” includes over 50 minutes of live recordings spanning Operation Doomsday, Madvillain, MM...Food?, and more.
Limited repress soon! MF DOOM is the man in the iron mask. The most mysterious figure in hip-hop has also become one of the most popular, supplying beats and rhymes for Gorillaz, De La Soul, Madlib, Danger Mouse, and Wu-Tang Clan, and drawing praise from heavyweights like Just Blaze, Nas, and Mos Def. Since 2002, DOOM has released numerous volumes of Special Herbs, one of the longest-running instrumental series in hip-hop history. Now, the fifth and sixth volumes in the acclaimed series are available on vinyl for the first time in years. With obscure loops and dusty samples galore, Special Herbs Vol. 5 & 6 is a must-have for any DOOM fan or hip-hop head. Also includes a limited-edition bonus 7”, featuring two beats from DOOM’s days as a member of 90s hip-hop trio KMD.
Berlin-based hip-hop producer S. Fidelity shaped his brand new album “Fidelity Radio Club” via Jakarta Records in the form of a genre crossing radio show exploring hip-hop, R&B, jazz, house & funk in all its depths creating the multi-layered album he always dreamt to do; orchestrating a stoking line-up of equally talented friends & fellows (NDO, K, Le Maestro, Bluestaeb, Melodiesinfonie, Suff Daddy, Àbáse, etc.) while still delivering that personal touch every classic producer album comes with.
Limited repress soon !
From his early days as Zev Love X to his reinvention as a masked supervillain leading the indie hip-hop revolution, lyrical savant MF DOOM has remained one of the most interesting figures in the rap universe. While most fans already worship classic albums like “Operation Doomsday”, “MM...FOOD”, and “Madvillainy”, DOOM’s output also includes a number of guest appearances, non-album singles, promo tracks, and other rarities that never made it onto an official release. Now, those tracks are finally available on “Unexpected Guests”, a limited-edition vinyl collection showcasing rare MF DOOM material. Included are collaborations with the likes of Talib Kweli, J Dilla, Ghostface Killah, Sean Price, Count Bass D, Vast Aire, Masta Killa, and more. Many of these tracks have never been available on vinyl before, making “Unexpected Guests” an essential addition to DOOM’s already impressive catalog.
Mit The Torso Tapes veröffentlichen Baal & Mortimer ihr zweites Album (nach Deixis, 2020 auf Bureau B). Eine Mini-LP: acht neue Stücke, darunter zwei kurze instrumentale Zwischenspiele. Baal & Mortimer ist Alexandra Grübler. Sie wuchs in Düsseldorf auf und lebt in Berlin. Baal & Mortimer ist ein Spiel von exzentrischem Folk – aus einer abgeschlossenen Zukunft, einem Canterbury des 23 Jahrhunderts. Der Gesang ist mehrstimmig geschichtet, orchestral, moduliert harmonisch, umgarnt die Instrumente und schmiegt sich selbst als solches in die Musik ein. Klänge, die die Anmutung von volkstümlichen Instrumenten atmen, Horn und Blasebalg, Dudelsack und Flöte, Klavier, Wasserorgel und Fidel. Baal & Mortimer sind Meister der Verführung, sie bezaubern uns, sie kommen uns ganz ganz nahe, umtanzen uns und tanzen mit uns, umarmen uns, und bieten den schönsten Trost.
Remastered Reissue des Funk-Klassikers "Cutting The Chord" (1977), dem einzigen Album der Mother Freedom Band, produziert von Al Goodman (The Moments) und erschienen auf dem enigmatischen All Platinum Label. Ein Soul/Disco/Funk-Groover allererster Güte, u.a. von Public Enemy, Jay-Z und Diamond D gesamplet. Der Paradise-Soul-Tune und einzige 7" Auskopplung "Beautiful Summer's Day" zählt zu ihren bekanntesten Stücken. Mastered für Vinyl von den Original-Analogbändern.
Das selbstbetitelte Album von The Perfect Circle aus dem Jahr 1977 gilt in den Kreisen des Rare-Groove- und Soul-Jazz schon lange als Klassiker. Kopien der Original-LP werden für Hunderte von Dollar gehandelt. Dies ist die erste richtige Neuauflage des Albums und wird auf HQ-Vinyl mit 180 Gramm Gewicht gepresst werden.