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  • 01. Manhattan Projects
    02. Plague Doctor

    LISTENER

    Being Empty:Being Filled IV

    [engl] The fourth of four EP's being released for the upcoming full-length record "Being Empty : Being Filled" Two brand new Listener songs. Limited edition (500 copies) 7' green vinyl record.
    Format
    7" lim
    Release-Datum
    08.01.2018
    EAN
    EAN 4260016921744
     
  • 01. We Are Still On Air
    02. Dig'N'Duke Cell Constant
    03. State Of Flux
    04. Real Destruction
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    FLUID TO GAS

    ... on Air

    [engl] New EP by this band from Bonn/Germany, existing since the mid-90s, 11 years after their latest release ("Lemons For Lunch" CD). Here's now 4 new songs in their Dischord-influenced style, most notably FUGAZI, SOULSIDE and GvsB...
    Format
    7" lim
    Release-Datum
    26.10.2017
     
  • 01. Le Mac
    02. Sur Mon Ecran
    03. L'expert
    04. Hitch A Ride
    05. Je Regarde Les Tigres
    06. Impitoyable
    07. Le Casse
    08. Costard Italien
    09. Je Ne Suis Là Pour Personne
    10. La Chemise Déchirée
    11. The Rent
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    FRENCH BOUTIK

    Front Pop

    Debüt Album eines Pariser Popperlchens das typisch quirrligen 60er Jahre Franko-Pop der Marke Dutronc mit Mod-Anleihen und New Wave-Ausflügen (Stranglers) kombiniert. Alles dabei was man braucht: Handclaps, Farfisa-Action, umschmeichelde französische Vocals (obwohl die Frontfrau eigentlich aus San Francisco kommt), Schellenkränze, Flöte, ... Gute Platte, die eher hintenrum kommt und einem ans Herz wächst als dass sie einen auf dicke Hose macht
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.10.2016
    EAN
    EAN 4260016925346
     
  • 01. In My Mind
    02. I Want You Back
    03. Tell Me Why
    04. I'm Going
    05. Don't Wanna Go
    06. Wait For The Sun
    07. Suitcase
    08. Like Yesterday
    09. Everything Is In The Air
    10. Can't Be Fine
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    RECALLS

    Wait For The Sun

    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.08.2014
     
  • 01. Hole In My Heart
    02. Tender Love
    03. Tared Soul
    04. Cellophane Footprints
    05. Ship In A Bottle
    06. Down Loser
    07. Black Hearts Bleed Red
    08. Venus Splash
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    MONKEY SUITE

    Black Hearts Bleed Red

    Format
    10''
    Release-Datum
    01.08.2016
     
  • 01. I wanna touch our soul
    02. Down in style
    03. Wrong side of the track
    04. Load and explode
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    BROTHERHOOD OF SONIC LOVE

    The Brotherhood of Sonic Love

    [engl] The Brotherhood of Sonic Love is a son and his father loaded with an arsenal of fuzz pedals and friends... A vision of exploring the beauty of simple riffs wrapped in white noise and psychedelic undertones with a loud lineup of distorted souls from here and there and everywhere. “Ever had the feeling that you don’t belong? Anywhere or to anyone? Ever had the feeling that you don’t fit in? I’ve felt this way since I was born my friend...” (From Wrong Side of the Track) The Brotherhood of Sonic Love took o as a band in the beginning of 2016. Prompted by the venues themselves, the band did a line of gigs before they went straight to the studio to record an EP, which will be out in the fall of 2016. ”The things that makes us feel alive are gonna kill us. You keep the secrets of the universe deep within you. The things that makes us feel alive are gonna kill us. All the stars explode tonight deep within you...” (From I Wanna Touch your Soul) On stage, The Brotherhood of Sonic Love is a lively bunch of both young and very experienced people from the garage rock, psych and noise scene in Copenhagen, Denmark. From time to time the line-up extends, as so many people want to be a part of this laid-back and very intense musical brotherhood.
    Format
    12''EP
    Release-Datum
    24.11.2017
    EAN
    EAN 4260016925506
     
  • 01. Forever Dreaming
    02. Light In My Hand
    03. Shooting Star
    04. My Inspiration
    05. So Much Indeed
    06. Lonely Dreamers
    07. To My Surprise
    08. Save My Soul
    09. Take A Look At Me Now
    10. Where We Need To Be
    11. To My Surprise (Instrumental)

    SANKO, MYLES

    Forever Dreaming

    [engl] The soul singer and songwriter based in England known as Myles Sanko released his debut “Born in Black & White” to broad critical and fan acclaim in 2013. Featuring seven original funk and soul tracks written and performed by Myles himself, this EP was perceived and played in the style of soul greats such as Bill Withers, Otis Redding, Al Green and James Brown, all of whom Myles openly names and proudly as his main musical influences. A stop-to-finish work of deep grooves and jazzy musical knowledge, Now “Born in Black & White” is followed up by Myles Sanko’s first full-length album “Forever Dreaming”. Dubbed as the lovechild of soul music, Myles Sanko began his music career by singing and rapping alongside disc jockeys in nightclubs. He has fronted popular bands such as Bijoumiyo, plus working with funk kings Speedometer who were touring with James Brown's 35 years soul sister Ms Martha High. “My intention,” writes Myles, “is to produce music with a feel good vibe and lyrical content that makes my listeners think.” In order to select an appropriate collection of compositions for professional recording in the studio, Myles uploaded live videos of himself giving acoustic performances to the internet. He then invited his bevy of fans throughout Europe to give their opinions regarding which tracks would best fit his debut EP release. This interactive spirit, which has guided Myles's solo career to date, reveals much about his humanist spirit, genial character, and artistic integrity. “I want my music to be a place to feel alive,” says Myles Sanko. “True motivation is the reaction I get from my audience when I perform, and I intend on making music that I love listening to. It’s the only way to stay authentic and to not lose yourself in all the other musical influences out there.” With his eight piece band Rick Hudson (drums), Neil Cowlan (guitar), Tiago Coimbra (bass), Tom O'Grady (piano/Rhodes), Neil Penny (trumpet), Matt Mckay (saxophone/flute), Tom White (trombone) and Ric Elsworth (percussion) Myles Sanko 10 versatile compositions Myles wrote with his longtime songwriting partner Thierry Los from France. Styles are ranging from the melodic soul-jazz oft he title track „Forever Dreaming“ through the spiritual acid jazz of „Take A Look At Me Now“ to the energetic soul dancer „Shooting Star“.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    12.09.2014
    EAN
    EAN 4026424008633
     
  • 01. You Can Feel It
    02. Emilia
    03. Better
    04. Distance Between Us
    05. See Me Slumber
    06. In My Pocket
    07. So Bad
    08. Spiral
    09. Saturday
    10. Long Way Back
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    YOUNG GUN SILVER FOX

    West End Coast

    [engl] Young Gun Silver Fox are musical sorcerers. On “West End Coast”, they've fashioned a fresh and modern sound that summons one of the most vibrant and influential epochs in popular music. The ten songs herein pay homage to 1970s Los Angeles, a golden age of recording that infused the pop charts and FM airwaves with a blend of soulful voices, immaculate melodies, stellar musicianship, and sophisticated studio technology. The forces behind Young Gun Silver Fox are Andy Platts and Shawn Lee. It was inevitable that two of the most prolific and versatile pop music linguists would one day collaborate on a studio project that crystallized many of their creative strengths. “West End Coast” fuses the talents they've mastered in their respective careers, from Andy's role as frontman and co-founder of UK band Mamas Gun to Shawn's numerous self-produced projects with AM and his own Ping Pong Orchestra. The authentic hybrid of styles on “West End Coast” is further steeped in the fact that Shawn, the team's silver-haired Silver Fox, is an American who resided in LA for seven years before relocating to London. "Speaking for myself, this is an album I've wanted to make for some time and Andy was the only person I felt I could make it with," he says. "Andy understands the classic melodic pop side as well as the soul funky side that was absolutely vital to the creation of this music. What a voice!" Recorded and mixed at Lee's Trans-Yank Studio in London, “West End Coast” straddles several sensibilities that are united by the duo's impeccable song writing. Each song is like a post card from their unique musical universe. Album opener "You Can Feel It" sets the tone with a soundscape that conjures the vastness of California's Pacific Coast Highway and a cool ocean breeze blowing through the chorus. London's West End sets the scene for "Emilia," with a little Sunset Strip flash fuelling the song's high octane grooves. "Better" casually sways from one chord progression to another as layers of different instrumentation are stirred into the mix and bring the song to a fever pitch. A strand of Philly-inspired soul threads through the DNA of "Distance Between Us" while "See Me Slumber" serves up a three-minute reverie of cascading melodies. The latter tune's coda sends the song into a whole other kind of orbit before the infectiously tuneful "In My Pocket" glimmers like a pot of pop music gold. In fact, little sonic treasures abound on “West End Coast”. A vigorous horn arrangement is among several attractions on "So Bad," which packs a carnival of dazzling ideas into four minutes. Elsewhere, the central question in "Spiral" — "If your heart could only speak, what would it say now?" — is accompanied by slinky and sensual cadences. "Saturday" operates in two gears, one that snaps and crackles and another that curves and coasts, powering the song to its swift conclusion. Like waves crashing beneath a midnight sky, orchestral elements swell and recede amidst the more saturnine backdrop of "Long Way Back." As the last note fades, the curtain falls on Young Gun Silver Fox's series of ten vividly produced vignettes. In the world Young Gun Silver Fox have created on “West End Coast”, every song leads to another sphere. No compass needed for this journey, just drop the stylus and get lost in the music.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    13.11.2015
    EAN
    EAN 4026424009005
     
  • 01. What The Heart Wants
    02. Sweetness And Light
    03. Give It To Me
    04. If You Ain't
    05. Baby Can We Start Again
    06. Don't Break Her Heart
    07. Put Your Arms Around Me
    08. Gotta Leave The Lady Alone
    09. Good Day
    10. Nothing But The Good Times
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    NICK PRIDE & THE PIMPTONES

    Go Deep

    [engl] Soul funk powerhouse Nick Pride & The Pimptones return with their second album on Légère Recordings. “Go Deep” mixes their trademark jazzy sophistication with a gritty retro sound. Following on from the instrumental heavy "Midnight Feast of Jazz" (Record Kicks, 2011) and the diverse "Rejuiced Phat Shake" (Légère Recordings, 2014), "Go Deep" is a more focussed and consistent affair. As always with The Pimptones there's a heavy dose of funk, but this album's personality comes from ten strongly written slices of deep soul music, beautifully delivered by singer Beth Macari. "I wanted to get back to basics", says writer and arranger Nick Pride. "My aim was to be as direct as possible from the original inspiration of each song right through to the recording process. I wanted to keep that energy and that magic. We've had some great collaborations in the past but this time I kept everything in-house to capture the excitement of the band playing together. You really get that vibe when you hear these recordings." The result is an album of depth and substance from a band continuing to evolve. The Pimptones’ sound has always been a profound combination of funky grooves, beefy breaks and blue eyed soul. Slick arrangements and harmonic sophistication delivered with a heavyweight punch crosses over from jazz to keep the dance floor moving. A Pimptones live show kicks off with tight, punchy instrumentals, making way to sweetly crafted soul songs as they are joined on stage by one of many fantastic guest vocalists. However in 2016 the band has flipped the script by taking on sultry soul siren Beth Macari as their full time vocalist. Having first made a guest appearance with the group on “Rejuiced Phat Shake”, Beth’s supercharged R&B vocal style is the perfect match for the Pimptones’ deep funk sound. Formed back in 2007, the group first caught the eye of funk fans around the world with their single "Deeper Pimp" on Wack Records. The track was the first of the group’s “Live-Band Bootlegs”, an acapella fused with original live backing, a unique approach to the mash-up genre, and a show stopping live feature. In 2010 The Pimptones broke through with the single “Waitin’ So Long”, a song which was used extensively on Italian mainstream rom-com “Lezioni di Cioccolato 2”, and accompanying album “Midnight Feast of Jazz”. This global success was quickly followed up by the digital release of “Remixed Feast of Jazz”, including collaborations with TM Juke, Diesler, Smoove and Renegades of Jazz. The focus of The Pimptones’ sound shifted from instrumental jazz to the soul sound of 2014’s “Rejuiced Phat Shake” album which featured many guest vocalists and musicians, finely crafted melodies, dance-floor beats and killer hooks.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    10.06.2016
    EAN
    EAN 4026424009159
     
  • 01. Gutterball
    02. Lonely For You Baby
    03. Workout
    04. Eazy Rider
    05. The Skunk
    06. Lope Song
    07. Booga Lou
    08. Cigar Eddie
    09. I Believe In Miracles

    EDDIE ROBERTS & THE FIRE EATERS

    Burn!

    [engl] Eddie Roberts started his music career in 1989 aged 18, having left his Welsh homeland to study Jazz at Leeds College of Music. More interested in live performing and getting his own thing going than in college work, he quickly rooted out the best players in town and set up his first band, The Jazz Mailmen, dedicated to playing the golden era of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. After transcribing all the parts and enforcing a dress code of Bop suits, he set about taking the UK Jazz Dance scene by storm. During this time British Hard Bop legend Tommy Chase asked him to relocate and join his band, but Eddie had other ideas. Following his early bands The Eddie Roberts Organisation and The Three Deuces Eddie's focus shifted towards Deep Funk, the New Mastersounds were born and released their first album on Keb Darge’s Deep Funk Records. The rest is history, with six full albums recorded and an impressive history of live shows around the world. Eddie's love for 60s Blue Note & Hard Bop didn't waver despite the media hype of the Deep Funk scene. Soon Eddie was commissioned to produce a Hard Bop track for the Jazz dancers to go on Adrian Gibson’s renowned 'Messin Around' compilation. This project turned into the „Roughneck“ album, released summer 2004 on the NMS’ One Note Records label. "Trenta", released early 2007 on Salvo’s Records, features instrumental arrangements of traditional Neopolitan songs. Eddie stayed busy that year playing with Papa Mali, Johnny Vidocavitch, Idris Muhammed and The Greyboy Allstars. „Is that all?“ Eddie Roberts asked in 2009 and the answer was simple: No! Légère Recordings had a good look on Eddie’s extensive back catalogue and released „An Introduction To Eddie Roberts“, showcasing his work from the early days up to the present. Following the releasse The New Mastersounds played their first German shows since many years. When in Spain during the same year Eddie joined forces with The Sweet Vandals’ rhythm section, adding Chip Wickham’s (Nightmares On Wax, Rae & Christian, The Pharcyde) world-class flute and Taz Modi’s funktastic organ from Leeds/UK, and he sensed that this could be the beginning of something special. „Burn!“ is the proof that his feelings were true. The Fire Eaters, as the combo was now called, recorded the album produced by Eddie Roberts himself in 2010, completed 12 tracks including a good number of Eddie Roberts originals as well as their versions of classic acid jazz & soul tunes like „I Believe In Miracles“, the „Lope Song“
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    19.05.2017
    EAN
    EAN 4026424002716
     
  • 01. Boat Mama
    02. Outer Banks
    03. Dirt Track
    04. Come
    05. Come Along Bintang Bolong
    06. MS Utopia
    07. Open Up!
    08. A Route Obscure
    09. Wait For Me
    10. The Routine
    11. Ghost Of Your Love
    12. Bosso Fataka
    13. Passport Check
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    DAVID NESSELHAUF

    Afrokraut

    [engl] In 2016 the world seems to be more connected in communication, yet more segregated in culture than ever. It is a time for fresh ideas about re-connecting things. David Nesselhauf, producer, composer and multi instrumentalist from Hamburg/Germany gives it a try. His new album re-visits a time in the Seventies, when innovative bands like Can were working on a rhythmic and experimental fusion of African music and German rock, which was labelled “Afrokraut”. Nesselhauf’s modern take on “Afrokraut” goes beyond the standards of contemporary electronic, jazz, pop or club music. As much as the thirteen tracks on the album nod towards the dance floor as their common factor, they also address topics as migration and exclusion and take a strong stand for global togetherness. Just listen to the opening tracks “Boat Mama” and “Outer Banks” and you see what Nesselhauf is on about. Recorded and mixed on vintage equipment at Dennis Rux’s ultra-cool Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Studios in Hamburg, “Afrokraut” sounds deep, authentic and visionary at the same time. Renowned Dutch artist Chantal Rens delivered a strong statement for the cover artwork: “I am especially excited about Chantal’s work for my album”, says David Nesselhauf. With a diverse catalogue of albums ranging from electro to doom to look back on, his works with funk celebrities Diazpora as their bass player and collaborations or production with Pee Wee Ellis, Lew Soloff (Blood, Sweat & Tears), Flo Mega or Faust, running his own little record label as well as his education at the Drummer’s Collective in NYC David Nesselhauf is a well established player in the German independent music scene. “Afrokraut” features a range of musical guests. Amadou Bah is the vocalist on the first single “Come Along Bintang Bolong”, an irresistible Afrobeat burner, Diazpora drummer Lucas Kochbeck is an integral part on various album highlights, most notably the mysterious “A Route Obscure” and the intense “Dirt Track”. Then, of course, we have the sweet and groovy vocals of Kinga Lizz and Nabil Atassi on the funky “Open Up!”. “This album is something I wanted to release for a long time”, explains David Nesselhauf. “I was always fascinated by this little forgotten era in the history of German popular music that was labelled ‘Afrokraut’. It was full of unique vibes, never fully explored and suddenly it was gone. And to be honest, the message carried through this music is more valid than it ever was.”
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    30.09.2016
    EAN
    EAN 4026424009289
     
  • 01. Freedom
    02. Just Being Me
    03. Promises
    04. This Ain't Living
    05. Sunshine
    06. For You
    07. Land Of Paradise
    08. I Belong To You
    09. Forget Me Not
    10. Missing You
    11. Empty Road
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    SANKO, MYLES

    Just Being Me

    [engl] Essentially, the history of British soul music is a long story about the search for identity. With his third album „Just Being Me“, Ghana born singer, songwriter, producer, designer, musician and cinematographer Myles Sanko adds an essential chapter to this eventful journey. Featuring eleven new compositions, „Just Being Me“ explores the inner self and transcends stylistic borders. With its rich instrumentation and colourful arrangement it speaks out as loud as a proper soul album should. „For me, music is the key to communication between people. When I write, play and sing music, I do not plan it to be labelled ‘soul’ or ‘jazz’ – it just comes naturally as it is,“ Myles Sanko explains. With his true, emotional and straightforward style, he is able to connect past, present and future. “Of course I am inspired by the classic sounds of the Sixties and Seventies coming out of Detroit, Memphis or Philadelphia. But I grew up in the middle of the English countryside. We had no ghetto or deal with social unrest in the streets. Nevertheless, when you grow up coming from a mixed racial background into a conservative society, you need to develop a strategy of survival.” One key element of this strategy was to take business in his very own hands. Myles Sanko recorded his debut mini album „Born In Black & White“ in 2013. Without any distribution or marketing it sold so well that Myles instantly knew he was on to something good. “My fans crowd funded the recording of my second album ‘Forever Dreaming’. That was amazing, even Gregory Porter invited me to join him as support. The band I toured with became my family.” With „Just Being Me“ Myles Sanko is coming home now. „This album is about love, hope and politics, and has a piece of me in every part,“ read the liner notes and you can’t deny the truth in these words. Starting with „Freedom“, a Donny Hathaway style instrumental prologue, the album flows seamlessly into the title track. “Promises” is what soul is about: Don’t believe the hype, have a look what’s behind empty promises. “This Ain’t Living” is accompanied by some of the most delicate orchestral soul-jazz this side of Matthew Halsall or Cinematic Orchestra. “The Sunshine” is where it’s at, a quiet celebration of the love for the sun. „Land Of Paradise“ carries a message of hope and confidence in the lyrics, led by a hypnotizing brass section, think Gil Scott-Heron or the Last Poets walking through the streets of Manchester or London: „I Belong To You“ looks back on classic, era-spanning soul ballad artistry, think Bill Withers teaming up with Maxwell and you are quite near. „Forget Me Not“ stays firmly in up-to-date R&B idioms. „Missing You“ brings down „Just Being Me“ in an Bobby Womack style, acoustic soul, while „Empty Road“ is an emotive ending to a wonderful story. “Just Being Me’ is a departure from what I did before and a beginning of a new journey. It is about myself as a human being, as it is about sharing between each other,” concludes Myles Sanko. “What is it that you can do as a songwriter or musician? You have the ultimate tool that you can share with others, as recorded music or on the stage. As an artist you can make the most of this rare gift ”
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    28.10.2016
    EAN
    EAN 4026424009357
     
  • 01. Les Chemins De Katmandou (Opening Titles)
    02. The Pleasure Pit
    03. Colin-Maillard
    04. Le Roi Des Phlébotomes
    05. Flower Child
    06. Cache Cache
    07. Opium Den
    08. Overdose
    09. Oliver
    10. Fallen Rainbow
    11. Colin Maillard (Vocal Version)
    12. Les Chemins De Katmandou
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    SERGE GAINSBOURG & JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER

    Les Chemins De Katmandou

    [engl] After decades in the making Finders Keepers Records are proud to present the first-ever pressing of Serge Gainsbourg’s most elusive and coveted soundtrack studio recordings – co-written, arranged and orchestrated by the genius Jean-Claude Vannier (Histoire De Melody Nelson) during what many consider to be the dynamic duo’s most definitive creative period. Believed to have been lost in a studio fire by Gainsbourg enthusiasts for over forty years (a myth that also shrouds Morricone’s lost Danger Diabolik soundtrack) the misplaced master-tapes for the drug-fuelled/Mai 68 cash-in/road-movie Les Chemins De Katmandou have been widely considered the final audio jigsaw piece in an immaculate discography/filmography thus earning this soundtrack bone-fide Holy Grail status amongst the most avid disc detectives. Featuring the original crack team of Paris based players now recognised as French library music royalty, this LP epitomises the inimitable musical direction and expert psychedelic pop musicianship that graced classic Gainsbourg/Vannier soundtracks like La Horse, Cannabis and Sex Shop. Laying the stylistic, future-proof foundations for subsequent decades of forward-thinking Gallic funk mastery. Comprising Vannier’s signature recipe of thick plucked bass lines, close-micced drums, biting Clavinet and Eastern influenced strings and percussion (and a sprinkling of subtle traditional French instrumentation) the soundtrack to Les Chemins De Katmandou (aka The Road To Katmandu or The Pleasure Pit) captures Vannier and Gainsbourg in the first year of their creative partnership capturing their unique embryonic energy.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.11.2017
    EAN
    EAN 5060099506642
     
  • 01. The Poor Neighborhood
    02. Supermarket
    03. The Port
    04. Courtyards Citizens
    05. Power Station
    06. Luna Park
    07. Traffic
    08. Between Town And Country
    09. Public Gardens
    10. Modern Residential Complex
    11. Marshalling Yard
    12. International Airport
    13. Sunday In Town
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    MARIA TERESA LUCIANI

    Sounds of the city

    [engl] Welcome to the parallel musical universe of Miss Maria Teresa Luciani, a landscape of sonic architecture and theoretical composition constructed by a family of engineers that reinvented the wheel before the vehicle even began the journey. Imagine, if you will, the musical equivalent of Peter Cook’s Archigram group or the soundtrack to Charles and Ray Eames’ private sketchbooks, hinting at a new municipal, utopian metropolis just hours before the blueprints are suspiciously misplaced by the courier and mainstream pop building regulations piss on our asbestos bonfire. These 1972 constructions of progressive, cyclic, proto-industrial colour music were never intended for public habitation. These are the Sounds Of The City in a galaxy far, far beneath our radar and above your expectations that was never built. Pseudo-futurist pop music? Cubic folk? Tape-op-art? Sì, grazie! Before the needle hits the first groove, the story of Maria Teresa Luciani reads like an Alphaville caper full of foreign intrigue, low intensity identification fraud, secret codes, family bonds, mistrust and wanderlust… Naturally, you are holding a genuine Finders Keepers article. To say this rare Italian concept album is “unbelievable” is justified on multiple levels. This multi-storey storage facility of found sounds, radiophonic samples, tape loops, early electronic music experiments, mechanical folk, cinematic vision, sound design, educated music theory, political pop and high concept art-as-noise successfully layers more musical ideas within its unique structure than one would think possible for a solo artist within any musical genre. This is why Sounds Of The City presents us with a brand new genre defying compositional framework, pre-dating sampling culture, cut ‘n’ paste plunderism and industrial music in the process. Pre-digital, indefinable and genuinely unbelievable. But who is Maria Teresa Luciani? On hearing this record respected collectors and enthusiasts have suggested “the female answer to Basil Kirchin,” or “the Italian Daphne Oram”. Both with justified cause. Mystery, myth, legend, teacher, artist, inventor, author, musician, psychologist, daughter, and (possibly most importantly) sister.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.11.2017
    EAN
    EAN 50600999506628
     
  • 01. The Moomins Theme
    02. Travelling Theme
    03. Hobgoblin’s Hat
    04. Leaving Moomin Valley
    05. Partytime
    06. Hattyfatteners Row
    07. Woodland Band
    08. Most Unusual
    09. Midwinter Rites
    10. Piano Waltz
    11. Creepers
    12. Woodland Band Far Away
    13. Comet Shadow
    14. Comet Theme
    15. The Moomins Theme (End)
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    GRAEME MILLER & STEVE SHILL

    The Moomins

    [engl] Imagine, if you will, a foreboding homemade electro-acoustic, new age, synth driven, proto-techno, imaginary world music Portastudio soundtrack for a Polish-made animated fantasy based on a Finnish modern folk tale and created for German and Austrian TV, composed in 1982 by two politically driven post-punk theatre performers from a shared house in Leeds! To even the most perspicacious and adventurous of alternative music fans the genuine bloodline of this previously unreleased record already begins to sound like an entire record collection in one sitting. It would be surprising if this project’s ambitious and exotic credentials didn’t tick at least one box on your musical matrix and without one drop of unnecessary nostalgic hyperbole this project already sounds like the perfect fantasy record that you’ve never heard. Alternatively we could just say The Moomins and, for many, things would instantly begin to make perfect sense. From the same social landscape as Gang Of Four, The Mekons and Impact Theatre Co-operative – armed with a Wasp synthesiser, an ocarina and a cassette of the Robinson Crusoe music taped off the TV, Graeme Miller and Steve Shill used minimum means for maximum mayhem, instilling over 35 years of dreamlike illusory fuzziness and freakiness into the memories of a generation of school age TV addicts waiting for the next 5 minute fix of outernational fuzzy felt folklore. Collected here, all in one place for the first time, Finders Keepers in close collaboration with the original composers finally bring the original homemade micro-melodies and reintroduce them to a musical landscape where fans of vintage electronics, concrète tape effects, pocket percussion and domestic synths are finally ready to be reunited with the magnetic music of Moominvalley.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.11.2017
    EAN
    EAN 5060099506529
     
  • 01. Description Automatique D’un Paysage Désolé
    02. Souvenir De L’OIseau
    03. Souvenir De L’OIseau (Autre Version 2)
    04. Description Automatique D’un Paysage Désolé (Autre Version)
    05. La Tour Saint-Jacques
    06. Souvenir De L’OIseau (Autre Version)
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    FRANCOIS TUSQUES

    Free Jazz

    [engl] As Finders Keepers disobedient little-sister-label reaches her 20th (release) anniversaries Cacophonic Records are proud to present a record that will not only leave rare record collectors salivating but will open ambitious ears to a truly pioneering album from the seldom celebrated and individualistic micro-genre that is French free Jazz. Comprising some of the earliest uninhibited performances from key musicians behind records by Serge Gainsbourg, Jef Gilson, Triangle, Don Cherry, Barbara and countless other groundbreaking European jazz records and freakish films, this LP captures the birth of an exciting movement that would soon earn its Parisian birthplace as the go-to European spiritual home of improvised and avant-garde music. Spearheaded by polymath pianist and composer François Tusques this 1965 French LP coined the phrase “free jazz” before the American genre of the same name had fully taken shape and packed its suitcase; laying the foundations (alongside Jef Gilson’s Enfin!) for a unique satellite brand of jazz that would later provide visiting afro American avant-gardeners with a vibrant Parisian platform. Having recorded a very rare single in celebration of the architect Le Corbusier in late 1964 Tusques was lucky enough to play live with Don Cherry (a key player on Ornette Coleman’s 1961 Free Jazz LP) thus planting a pedigreed seed for this vibrant cultivar. With this record we not only hear the unique differences within the Gallic approach to the art form (combining masterful sombre cinematic changes with aerated free-form percussion and erratic reed and brass) but we also get to witness the early lesser savoured secret ingredients that would carry France’s mainstream pop culture into truly uncharted and unrivalled territories throughout the following decades. Best known to faithful Finders Keepers fans as the soundtrack composer to the horrortica films of Jean Rollin, Tusques is joined here by sax and flute player Francois Jeanneau, who’s electronic jazz album Such A Weird Plane” would later lead to his own band Triangle gaining recognition as France’s leading French language prig-jazz-rock act. Featuring three players from the aforementioned Enfin! LP by French jazz pioneer and producer Jef Gilson, Free Jazz combines the skills of Jeanneau, with clarinet player Michel Portal (Gainsbourg Percussions/Claude Nougaro) and trumpeter Bernard Vitet (whose avant-garde appearances on the Futura label are indispensable). In addition to this, Free Jazz also boasts the inclusion of Tusques’ sidekick and double bass master Bernard “Beb” Guérin (of Sonny Sharrock Monkey-Pockie-Boo infamy) who had also appeared on the earlier Don Cherry/Le Corbusier recording providing further kudos to this LPs historical importance. It is by no coincidence that this carefully selected ensemble would around this time become enlisted as the backing group for politically driven singer-songwriter Colette Magny (an action which would arguably later influence Brigitte Fontaine’s choice to adopt The Art Ensemble Of Chicago as her backing band after the Actuel records Pan-African Jazz festival and record series). The fact that Colette Magny would provide the art direction for this very LP is a cute small-print signifier of this LPs intended manifesto status. This album also captures a rare glimpse of percussionist Charles Saudrais in free-form mode after his departure from the Barney WIlen Quartet (Moshi) - an inclusion that would surely galvanise the relationship between WIlen and Tusques resulting in the follow-up record Nouveau Jazz for actor Marcel Mouloudji’s privately funded Disques Mouloudji label (on which both rare LPs were originally pressed). Presented here on vinyl for the first time since its original ultra rare micro-press (original copies now fetching upwards of 1000 euros) the Cacophonic release is taken directly from François Tusques very own master-tape archive, allowing Finders Keepers access to two rare original out-takes which did not appear on the original LP. With a characteristic keen eye for detail Cacophonic are delighted to present this LP in authentic packaging complete with external seams and a facsimile of the original Tusques-penned booklet, which, after 52 years, still evades the most fastidious collectors trying to unite mint copies with this oft estranged pictorial pamphlet. This glimpse into a seldom documented underground of a domestic, revolutionary, uncompromised spiritual art-form successfully reveals the other-side of abstracted French music which alongside musique concrète, protest pop, symphonic rock and Zeuhl-skool electronic prog created a homegrown, self-contained music industry that went on to influence a universe of Gallic magnetic inspiration. “This is free jazz, Jim; but not as we know it.”
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.11.2017
     
  • 01. Badami Nainon Wale
    02. Naughty Boy
    03. Aesi Chalo Na
    04. I Am Black Beauty
    05. Karye Pyar
    06. Yeh Aaj Mujhko Kya Huwa
    07. Good News For You
    08. Some Say I Am Sweety
    09. What Can I Do
    10. Sheeshe Ki Botal
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    NAHID AKHTAR

    I am black beauty

    [engl] “I am black beauty… love me!” A forthright enough request, one would think, from an artist whose music was indeed loved, revered and which played a hugely influential and omnipresent role in Lahore’s vibrant cinematic patchwork that covered the late 1970s and early 1980s. However, until now, it seems that this lost love letter to a potential global audience of millions of sonic suitors has been caught up in the pesky Pakistani postal system. Nahid Akhtar needs a connection. Don’t blame the Khyber Mail. In a neat and tidy career that spanned exactly ten years, Nahid Akhtar came, saw and conquered, then relatively disappeared without even thinking about buying the t-shirt. Disrobing the vibrant finery that interweaved textures of Ghazals, classical music, Punjabi folk songs and Qawwalis (not forgetting a wide range of progressive pop music penned for the Pakistani picture house) from which this records track list is lovingly gathered. It is virtually unfathomable that the multifarious music of Nahid Akhtar, combining textures, tempos, technologies, global influences and multi-cultural languages (and all this within the opening seconds of a song!), didn’t open the door to international stardom to match that of Asha Bhosle or Lata Mangeshkar from India. In the last few years the music of Lollywood’s golden era has enjoyed a marked resurgence amongst outernational music fans, with labels like Finders Keepers remastering and compiling the work of the Tafo Brothers and M. Ashraf for a global market with wide critical acclaim. Hopefully, with this collection as a sturdy stepping stone to a widely rewarding expanse of further listening, the music of Nahid Akhtar can find a place alongside your favourite international songbirds and her original love letters to the world of music will command a much justified RSVP.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.11.2017
     
  • 01. Add Blue
    02. Bloodshot/New Love

    LISTENER

    Being Empty:Being Filled II

    Limited edition (500 copies) 7' oxblood vinyl record.
    Format
    7" lim
    Release-Datum
    17.11.2017
     
  • 01. Third Image
    02. Mittuppslag
    03. Motala Ström
    04. Flicka
    05. Stolta Vingar
    06. Strax Nedanför Tornen
    07. Sixth Image
    08. Fifth Image
    09. Look at The Stars
    10. Imagination
    11. Ur Asfalt Ropar Rösterna
    12. New York
    13. Mary Anne
    14. Vinden Viskar Mary
    15. Stolta Vingar II
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    CYMBELINE

    1965 - 1971

    [engl] Previously unreleased DIY homemade psychedelia, teenbeat and fuzz-psych/prog by this amazing Swedish band, 1965-1971!! Tracks like “Third Image” or “Look at the stars” are an incredible find for anyone into US garage-psych (they wouldn’t sound out of place on any Pebbles or Psychedelic Unknowns volume!) and others like “Flicka”, “Stolta Vingar” or “Mittuppslag” are top notch ‘70s fuzzed out Scandinavian psych/prog. We can’t believe that such fabulous stuff has remained hidden in a carboard box until now. Formed in the industrial town of Norrköping in the mid ‘60s, Cymbeline (also known as Motala Ström and W&J) only released a 45 in 1971 before breaking up. But during their existence, the band recorded a lot of stuff, included here for the first time along with their rare 45. Cymbeline was basically two guys, Michael Journath and Anders Weyde, who met in 1965 while they both played in beat bands. They started recording songs at Anders little home studio with help with some friends and that’s how songs like “Imagination” and “Look at the stars”, amazing examples of homemade teen-beat, were born. At the same time, Michael and Anders were feeling a bit tired of playing cover versions with their beat bands so decided to start recording more experimental stuff, using armchairs and furniture as percussion, sounds from seagulls and birds, an electric cocktail mixer, improvising lyrics…these incredible experiments were recorded as “Images”, including the killer garage-psych sounding “Third Image”. As the years passed by, the home studio improved and new songs were recorded in a more psych-prog vein, some of them included here. They also played a few live gigs with some help from other local musicians. In 1970, Ulf Ryberg joined the group and soon after a 45 was released containing his song “New York”. The flip side was “Sixth Image”, originally one of the “Images” but rearranged and re-recorded. In 1971, demos for an LP where recorded at Europafilm Studios in Stockholm. Two fantastic songs are included here and the sound is different from the earlier recordings – closer to the groups live performances. So, 40 years later, here’s the LP that Cymbeline always dreamed of.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    16.11.2017
    EAN
    EAN 4040824087425
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    16.11.2017
    EAN
    EAN 4040824087432
     
  • 01. TONGO Y SU GRUPO IMAGINACIÓN – “Tu Retrato”
    02. CHACALÓN Y LA NUEVA CREMA – “Amor Ideal”
    03. LA MERMELADA – “Embriágame”
    04. LOS OVNIS – “A Mi Ley”
    05. GRUPO ALEGRÍA – “Vuelve Pronto”
    06. GRUPO MARAVILLA – “Felices Momentos”
    07. CHACALÓN Y LA NUEVA CREMA – “Otro Dueño”
    08. PINTURA ROJA – “El Chinito”
    09. LOS SHAPIS – “Arco Iris Musical”
    10. CUARTETO UNIVERSAL – “El Apagón”
    11. GRUPO HALLEY – “Busco A Mi Padre” 12. LOS DESTELLOS – “Trigueñuela”
    13. GRUPO CELESTE – “Aborto”
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    V/A

    El Apagon. Peruvian Chicha from the Horóscopo Vaults, 1978 - 1988

    [engl] Founded by Juan Campos in 1977, the Horoscopo label was the major outlet for the real Peruvian chicha sound: a surreal and irresistible blend of psychedelic fuzztone guitars, infectious echo drenched vocals, electronic keyboards and tropical / Andean rhythms. During its 15 years of existence, Discos Horóscopo was the home of the biggest names of the chicha sound. From the legendary Chacalón & La Nueva Crema to Los Destellos, Los Ovnis, Grupo Alegria… We present the first ever compilation dedicated to this groundbreaking Peruvian label. 11 tracks taken from rare 45s and LPs. “It was these groups that, as part of a cultural complex where Discos Horóscopo had a central role, built and developed the stage of "chicha music", filling the lives of thousands of men and women who made us of their right to joy in a changing yet greatly convulsed environment that, nevertheless, offered opportunities to build a better life in the future.” – Carlos Leyva Arroyo
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    16.11.2017
    EAN
    EAN 4040824087456
     
  • 01. Expansión Galáctica
    02. Los visitants de Sirio
    03. La Pipa de Lucas
    04. El Nacimiento Diario
    05. La Ceremonia
    06. El Misterio de Tihuanaco
    07. Brujería
    08. Transfiguración del Iniciado
    09. Bo Bo Bo Beu
    10. Paren la Contaminación del Aire
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    EMILIO APARICIO MOOG

    Expansion Galactica

    [engl] “In 2010, I was searching for old records in the city of Quetzaltenango in Guatemala. I found myself in a dusty basement which had been in another time the warehouse of Iximché, a rock-o-la machines distributor. It was an exciting discovery, two big rooms full of old 45s but also dust and rat’s dung. Among some incredible finds, I found two strange private 45s which had been released by local drink company. The song titles, “Brujería” (“Witchcraft”) and “Transmutación del iniciado” (“Transmutation of the initiated”) matched perfectly with the abstract psychedelic/electronic instrumental Moog sounds emanating from the grooves. I was fascinated and I knew I had a mission: to discover and tell the world the story behind Emilio Aparicio Moog. After seven years, I finally managed to locate all of his recordings, eight in total.” – Ruffy Tnt (Discodelic) Emilio Aparicio was an electronic experimental musician from Guatemala, a pioneer in using the MOOG synth in Latin America. He released a series of private 45s, recorded at his home studio in collaboration with his patron and producer, the painter Roberto Abularach. In 1969, Roberto travels to New York, where he purchases one of the very early models of the Moog synthesizers directly from Robert Moog. He brought it back to Guatemala and he gave it as a present to his friend Aparicio. It is during those years, 1969-1971, when the recordings included here, featuring primitive drum machines and the Moog synth, are registered. Most of the tracks were written at the country house of Abularach, where Emilio built his own home recording studio and where he spent long periods of seclusion. It is in this house where they also spent weeks experimenting with hallucinogens (LSD and Datura) in the company of other artists, painters, poets and musicians from the underground arts scene of Guatemala. The fruit of those two years of experimentation were released in less than one month as five volumes of a 45 housed in a generic picture sleeve and titled “Música Electrónica” (“Electronic Music”). These strange records were never sold at shops: they were given away in exchange of four corks of a local drink called Salvavidas Roja, related to Abularach’s family. As you can guess, the response was not that great, as the experimental music of Aparicio was too advanced for its time. Most of the 45s were destroyed and recycled and soon after Emilio created another experimental project, La Banda Plástica, releasing a couple of 45s for the biggest record label from Guatemala which also went nowhere. Aparicio’s music is a fascinating blend of primitive homemade electronics with Latin influences. Imagine “Psyche Rock” era Pierre Henry, Gershon Kingsley and Bruce Haack meeting Joe Meek at the Guatemalan jungle and you’re there. Emilio Aparicio passed away on 2012 . As his wife says, when he died and went to another dimension, it was as if he took with him all the energy from the electronic devices from their house: “it was a very strange thing, just everything died with him.” Here’s for the first time ever the collected works of this unsung DIY hero which will blow the mind of any vintage electronica fan.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    16.11.2017
    EAN
    EAN 4040824087463
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    16.11.2017
    EAN
    EAN 4040824087470
     
  • 01. Some Day Silly Twenty Three
    02. Reflections
    03. Am I
    04. Everythingsnothing
    05. Tunion
    06. The Tourist
    07. Bars
    08. The Letter
    09. Mangel-Wurzel
    10. To Whom It May Concern
    11. Optimism
    12. Touch-Downer
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    LADY JUNE

    Lady June’s Linguistic Leprosy

    [engl] From 1974, the legendary debut album by Canterbury Scene pivotal figure, performance poet, painter and experimental musician June Campbell Cramer, better known as LADY JUNE. Produced by KEVIN AYERS, who also plays on the album along with BRIAN ENO, PIP PYLE (Gong, Hatfield and the North) and DAVID VORHAUS (White Noise). Originally released by Virgin’s budget imprint Caroline (home also of artist like Faust & Tony Conrad, Gong, Lol Coxhill, etc),“Lady June’s Linguistic Leprosy” is a surreal, eccentric, psychedelic oddity of interest to fans of the Soft Machine-Gong-Canterbury family as well to experimental / sound poetry / art-rock explorers.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    16.11.2017
    EAN
    EAN 4040824087449
     
  • 01. Limiter
    02. Verheimlichung

    GEWALT

    Limiter // Verheimlichung 1te Vers.

    Man kann es drehen und wenden wie man will. Gewalt haben es geschafft, 2017 mit der Weiterentwicklung von Noiserock eine der innovativsten, deutschen Bands zu sein. Sound, Sprache, Live-Performance, Reflexion, es entsteht alles aus einer Eruption und vermittelt aus diesem Grund auch eine Ganzheitlichkeit die man ansonsten selten findet. Vielleicht auch deswegen die Bandentscheidung, einen Teil des Weges mit Sounds of Subterrania zu gehen. Das Thema der fünften Gewalt Single beschäftigt sich mit der Verdichtung der Unmöglichkeit und Unentrinnbarkeit unserer Existenz. Genau zwei Stichpunkte gibt Gewalt zum Verständnis. Punkt eins betrifft Verheimlichung: „Können wir unsere Einsamkeit überwinden? Wenn ja, scheint der Preis dafür der zu sein, sich füreinander zurechtzustutzen. Wir sind nicht in der Lage, uns zu sehen und wir sind nicht in der Lage, unsere utopische Version von uns wahrzunehmen. Wir lieben auf unterstem Niveau.“ Punkt zwei Limiter: „Wir kommen als Genies auf die Welt und verlassen sie als Idioten (Holger Czukay)“ Für die Ritzung des Artworks und die Vervielfältigung mittels Siebdruck gebührt Philip von Janta Island ein großer Dank.
    Format
    7" lim
    Release-Datum
    01.12.2017
    EAN
    EAN 4260016921669
     
  • 01. Limiter
    02. Verheimlichung

    GEWALT

    Limiter // Verheimlichung 2te Vers.

    Man kann es drehen und wenden wie man will. Gewalt haben es geschafft, 2017 mit der Weiterentwicklung von Noiserock eine der innovativsten, deutschen Bands zu sein. Sound, Sprache, Live-Performance, Reflexion, es entsteht alles aus einer Eruption und vermittelt aus diesem Grund auch eine Ganzheitlichkeit die man ansonsten selten findet. Vielleicht auch deswegen die Bandentscheidung, einen Teil des Weges mit Sounds of Subterrania zu gehen. Das Thema der fünften Gewalt Single beschäftigt sich mit der Verdichtung der Unmöglichkeit und Unentrinnbarkeit unserer Existenz. Genau zwei Stichpunkte gibt Gewalt zum Verständnis. Punkt eins betrifft Verheimlichung: „Können wir unsere Einsamkeit überwinden? Wenn ja, scheint der Preis dafür der zu sein, sich füreinander zurechtzustutzen. Wir sind nicht in der Lage, uns zu sehen und wir sind nicht in der Lage, unsere utopische Version von uns wahrzunehmen. Wir lieben auf unterstem Niveau.“ Punkt zwei Limiter: „Wir kommen als Genies auf die Welt und verlassen sie als Idioten (Holger Czukay)“ Für die Ritzung des Artworks und die Vervielfältigung mittels Siebdruck gebührt Philip von Janta Island ein großer Dank.
    Format
    7" lim
    Release-Datum
    01.12.2017
    EAN
    EAN 4260016921669