12 Reasons To Die – 2013, Soul Temple VINYL. The sounds of classic 36 Chambers-era RZA meld with Portishead and the Italian film music of Ennio Morricone on 12 Reasons To Die, the new album from Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge. This project is a daring, full-length Crime/Horror concept album. 12 Reasons‘ Executive Producer and Ghostface’s longtime Wu-Tang Clan collaborator The RZA, refers to the album as “groundbreaking” in the hip-hop genre. Ghostface Killah’s prominence in hip hop has grown steadily over […]
VINYL FORMAT. Despite a relatively brief career (he first came to notice as a sideman at age 29 in 1955, formally launched a solo career at 33 in 1960, and was dead at 40 in 1967), saxophonist John Coltrane was among the most important, and most controversial, figures in jazz. Without reservation, Blue Train can easily be considered in and among the most important and influential entries not only of John Coltrane’s career, but of the entire genre of […]
“Few poets of the last thirty years have approached his diversity of formal innovations; few have communicated so intensively via performances and recordings, as often as not with integral musical settings; and few have proved so effective politically… a living modern classic for real.” —London Magazine “You can just hear the reggae drumbeat as his verse vacillates among fire, anger, fear, profound loss, and victory.” —Savoy Magazine, January 2007 “The man writes some of the most moving poetry to be found […]
VINYL FORMAT. It’s one of the lost classics of the ’60s, a psychedelic masterpiece drenched in color and inspired by life, love, poverty, rebellion, and, of course, “jumpers, coke, sweet mary jane“. The album is Cold Fact, and what’s more intriguing is that its maker “a shadowy figure known as Rodriguez” was, for many years, lost too. A decade ago, he was rediscovered working on a Detroit building site, unaware that his defining album had become not only a cult […]
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180 gram vinyl LP pressing. Resembling at times a soft-sung Robert Plant, Buckley was an intuitive vocalist capable of dizzying arabesques and choir-boy sweetness. He is joined here by a tight band for 10 tracks highlighting his stylistic range–Pearl Jam bluesy on “Eternal Life,” impossibly serene on Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” art-school noisy on “So Real,” Led Zep daring on “Mojo Pin.” Unorthodox, this was the debut of ’94.
VINYL FORMAT. The Tallest Man on Earth released one of 2008‘s most powerful records, one that Pitchfork praised, calling Kristian Matsson “a natural-born folksinger, earnest, clever, and comforting.” Shallow Grave could not have been more simple, just Matsson’s commanding vocals with an acoustic guitar or banjo, recorded at his home in Dalarna, Sweden. Although the album was released on the Swedish label Gravitation without the help of widespread distribution, the story of The Tallest Man on Earth spread far and wide through […]
Music. Record. VINYL FORMAT. Since long before his debut album Celebrating Life, Born to Be Free, offers everything one could ask of Borko. This album manages to be both calm and complex at the same time without having to tread any thin line. Songs like the title song and “The Final Round” are an energetic comment on urban life, while the final song “Sing to the World” is a universal anthem. There is a sense of charismatic vibrancy which juxtaposes perfectly with […]
VINYL FORMAT. In May 2011, Foxygen’s Sam France and Jonathan Rado nervously handed off a CD-R of their homemade mini-opus Take the Kids Off Broadway to producer and visionary Richard Swift after his performance in a Lower East Side club. Foxygen left the venue that night unsure whether Swift would truly listen or sling the disc into a dumpster on his way out. You’re reading this right now because he did listen. In fact, Swift fucking flipped for Foxygen’s bugged out, esoteric […]
VINYL FORMAT. Bossalinis & Fooliyones is the debut LP from Main Attrakionz, made up of Squadda B and Mondre M.A.N, the Bay Area‘s self- described “Best Duo Ever”. The pioneers of “cloud rap”, Main Attrakionz culled from the most exciting and acclaimed producers (Harry Fraud, Zaytoven, Supreme Cuts) and guest stars (Gucci Mane, DaVinci) for their first physical release.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Live in Germany 1996. An amazing set from one of music’s most original and important artists from the 1996 Bizarre Festival in Cologne, Germany, in 1996.
“Voces de Portugal” desvela una imagen sorprendente de las tradiciones musicales del abanico de músicas populares urbanas. Como telón de fondo, los fenómenos sociales que caracterizan la vida musical portuguesa del siglo xx. La autora describe también las festas religiosas y profanas, los festivales de música “folklórica” y las sesiones de fado, evocando a grandes figuras como Amália Rodríguez, Alfredo Marceneiro y José Alfonso. El libro se acompaña de un CD con una selección de cantos tradicionales, fados, canciones políticas […]
Label: DGC Catalog#: DGC-24810 Format: Vinyl Country: US Released: 1995 Genre: Rock Style: Indie Rock It was inevitable that Thurston Moore’s first solo offering would sound a bit like Sonic Youth, considering how integral his guitar playing and singing are to the band’s sound. What is surprising about Psychic Hearts is how Moore twists his standard lexicon of detatched vocals, dissonant guitar lines, and deliberately obscure musical/lyrical references into something resembling pop music, which is something Sonic Youth has rarely been able to achieve. Fourteen of the album’s 15 tracks are built […]
Label: Warner Bros. Records Catalog#: 923 985-1 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: Scandinavia Released: 09 Jan 1984 Genre: Rock Style: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal At the time of its release, much of the fuss surrounding 1984 involved Van Halen’s adoption of synthesizers on this, their sixth album — a hoopla that was a bit of a red herring since the band had been layering in synths since their third album, Women and Children First. Those synths were either buried beneath guitars or used as texture, even on instrumentals where they were […]
Label: Matador Catalog#: OLE 202-1 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: US Released: 1996 Genre: Rock Style: Lo-Fi, Indie Rock What Would the Community Think was the second album Chan Marshall released in 1996, but its richness suggests a longer period of evolution. From the first warm notes of “In this Hole,” it’s clear that Marshall’s voice — as a singer and a songwriter — is not only stronger and more focused, but more empathetic as well. Where her previous works were dense and cathartic, What Would the Community Think gives her […]
Label: Blue Note Catalog#: BTE 90266 Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP Country: US Released: 19 Apr 2004 Genre: Electronic, Jazz Style: Broken Beat, Future Jazz, Downtempo A1 Wayne Shorter – Oriental Folk Song (La Funk Mob Remix) Remix – La Funk Mob A2 Bobby Hutcherson – La Malanga (Kenny Dope Remix) Remix – Kenny Dope* A3 Eddie Henderson – Kudu (Kyoto Jazz Massive Remix) Remix – Kyoto Jazz Massive Vocals – Shelley Nelson, Vanessa Freeman B1 Donald Byrd – Lansanna’s Priestess (DJ Spinna Remix) Remix – DJ Spinna B2 Horace Silver – Won’t You Open Up Your […]