Erik Satie - Socrate / Mass For The Poor / Piano Pieces. CD. (Label: El, Cat.No: ACMEM130CD)
Out of print for five decades, these recordings of Erik Satie's beautiful symphonic dramas are restored andreleased digitally for the first time. The twenty two tracks here represent some of the best classical avant garde recordings of the twentieth century. Fans of John Cage, Gary Numan, Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett and Frank Zappa should recognise some of his works as they have covered the great mans work, someone who has deservedly achieved an international fan base.
Gruff Rhys joins the Andy Votel, Dom Thomas and the Finders Keepers team once again to produce this, the second instalment in our critically acclaimed and best-selling Welsh Rare Beat series. Derived from Dyfed bands with added friends from further a field in the Swansea valleys, Cardiff and Flint in the north, this is a speakers to sing and express themselves in their mother tongue, part of a wider international youthquake, others were singing from the heart, paying the bills and just happened to live in Wales during this cultural crossroad. Here for your enjoyment are songs mostly about the sky, flying, seagulls, clouds and ghosts. But also songs that deal in political activism, The Mabinogi, or issues of Welsh identity. Girl group boy meets girl songs, parodies of boy meets girls songs, Welsh language covers of English and American hits of the day sung in a traditional Welsh style counteracted by traditional Welsh folk songs played in contemporary Anglo-American styles.
New studio album from the Zappi Diermaier, Jean-Hervé Peron and Amaury Cambuzat of Faust, mixed by the prolific Steve Stapleton and Colin Potter (Nursewith Wound). A successful collaboration that marries two distinct & fascinating musical identities "Disconnected" will appeal to drone/experimental fans. This is a great collaboration with some truly weird arrangements. Four tracks: "Lass Mich (13:23)", "Disconnected (11:21)", "Tu M'Entends? (14:14)" and "It Will Take Time (10:21)."
One of the founding fathers of modern music, Edgard Varese was experimenting with sound collage and sampling fifty years ago. Never previously released on compact disc, this is the album that inspired a teenage Frank Zappa; his presence is clear from The Mothers Of Invention onwards. Other disciples to his sound include Harrison Birtwistle, Pierre Boulez,John Cage, Morton Feldman, Luigi Nono, Karlheinz Stockhausen. Trackisting: IONISATION, OCTANDRE, INTEGRALES and DENSITY 21.5.
Interesting CD that was recorded in 1982 by Hollywood native Tangela Tricoli who felt divine inspiration to record an album's worth of offbeat original songs. Two decades later, Jet Lady has become a bona fide music pillar in the pantheon of Outsider music and a highly coveted desert island disc for those sailing the eighth sea. Musically, Tangela's growing reputation among Outsider aficionados is in the ozone with Lucia Pamela, the Legendary Stardust Cowboy, and the Shaggs. Paradoxically this left/right brain individual is also the top ranked female pilot for the world's largest airline and the first woman to be licensed to fly a Boeing 747 jumbo jet. Her song 'Stinky Poodle' appeared on the 2003 Arf Arf compilation Only In America-Vol 2.In addition, the CD includes a full hour of quick time video with vintage highlights from her irreverent talk show, footage of Tangela 'unplugged,' plus four TV commercials when she ran for Mayor of LA."
Magma - Mythes Et Legendes Vol. 3. DVD. (Label: Nova / Pinnacle, Cat.No: VD6)
The epic continues with the third volume which lays it out with Kohntarkosz, the 1973 masterpiece which was a decisive turning point in the development of the Vander odyssey. The DVD takes us up to 1979, with extracts from the album Attahk, given masterful interpretations here by a line-up comprised of the present-day core members of the group and the third star guest, Benoit Widemann, who, as always, plays his Mini-Moog brilliantly
Warp - Labels Unlimited. Book. (Label: Black Dog Publishing, Cat.No: ISBN1904772323)
The first comprehensive publication on the influential record label Warp, this book contains a complete discography for all of Warp’s releases, interviews with the co-founder Steve Beckett, as well as interviews and quotes from its stable of musicians. This is the first in a series of planned books that considers the rise and impact of a key label in the contemporary music scene. More than simply a guide to the musicians on Warp’s label, it continues the innovative design direction that can be found in Warp’s artwork and videos; an essential library for music lovers. 188 pages.
Magma - Uber Kommandoh. Dble CD. (Label: Atom Music, Cat.No: ATOM2015)
A 14 track 2 CD set from the internationally known French Jazz-Rock group Magma. The 14 tracks from this collection have been selected from, Udu Wudu, their Seventh album which was originally released in 1976, Attahk, their Eighth album which was originally released in 1977, Live, which was recorded at The Taverne De L'Olypia in Paris in June 1975.
God Is An Astronaut - All Is Violent All Is Bright. CD. (Label: Revive Records, Cat.No: RVECD 005)
The Co. Wicklow band's second album, first released in 2005. This releases features their build ups from serene ambience to searing intensity and is a closer representation of their live sound.
The Irish experimentalists debut album, first released on their own label in 2002. This eleven tracker featured the singles "‘From Dust To The Beyond and the title track which were both heavily rotated on MTV. Enhanced CD features the three promos to the singles, and MP3 / pictures from their performance at the Oxegen Festival in 2004.
God Is An Astronaut are an instrumental, post-rock three piece hailing from the Glen of the Downs, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. They formed in 2002 and are capable of switching between serene ambience and searing intensity in the blink of the eye. This is their third album, new for 2007. Includes: "Radau", "Tempus Horizon" and "Grace Descending."
CD re-issue of the was the second LP release on their label, coming after Le Forte Four’s ‘Bikini tennis shoes’ LP, and before the 2LP ‘Live at the Brand’, a split album between Le 44 and The Doo-Dooettes. It dates from 1976. It is also probably the most difficult LP on their catalogue to find. Originally released in an edition of just 200 copies, most of which were given out to the 44 artists and groups who appeared on this extraordinary LP. The deal was that each track was paid for by the contributor at a rate of $8 per minute in exchange for 4 copies of the disc. Consequently very few copies were ever made available via the LAFMS mail order service.With a running time of 66 minutes and the sheer variety of contributions, I.D. Art #2 remained for most people a mysterious and tantalising item.Most of the contributors came from the students at Otis Art Institute in LA, and many make their only ever recordings for this disc.creative artists and designers at the start of their careers who submitted their audio idea, be it via telephone, in subways, recontextualising old vinyl, philosophising, story telling, being abstract, joking, rehearsing and lo even playing instruments. This exhilerating journey, bursting with ideas was compiled by Joe Potts and Waynna Kato.
Lord Buckley - Most Immaculately Hip Aristocrat. CD. (Label: Collectors Choice, Cat.No: CCM791)
A collection of 1956 perforances by the original rapper. His ultra hip style attracted many fans such as Dylan ,George Harrison and Zappa, who edited and compiled this album for release in 1970. Often difficult to get hold of, this release is very welcome. Includes: "The Bad Rapping Of The Marquis De Sade" and "Governor Slugwell."
Throbbing Gristle - Part Two - The Endless Knot (with Totemic Object). CD. (Label: Mute, Cat.No: TGCD 16)
The first studio album by the Gristle that Throbs since 1980's Heathen Earth. The founders of the industrial music genre and the original art terrorists return here with eleven new tracks. Initial pressings of the CD will come with a random totemic object: made from either copper, bone, wood or rubber (one thousand of each object have been made under the watchful eye of Peter Christopherson).