ALICE COLTRANE – Live at Carnegie Hall , 1971 LP (Alternative Fox)
In February 1971 Alice Coltrane performed at Carnegie Hall in New York with a large group of legends including Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Jimmy Garrison, Ed Blackwell & more, not to mention Alice herself. This 45RPM record features an 8 minute + performance of the classic John Coltrane piece “Africa.” It’s a fierce performance led by heavy drumming.
SAM GENDEL & SAM WILKES – Music For Saxofone & Bass Guitar LP (Leaving)
Originally released in 2018, this experimental jazz album now gets an official vinyl pressing. With equal parts JON HASSELL-esque ambient mysticism and dubby electronics found on many International Anthem releases, this should appeal to any fan of forward thinking jazz. RECOMMENDED!
HODGE – Shadows In Blue LP (Houndstooth)
Bristol-based producer HODGE has been releasing murky, rhythm-forward techno 12”s for the past decade with an excellent consistency, including collaborations with SHANTI CELESTE and Reckless favorite LAUREL HALO. On “Shadows In Blue”, he puts that hard work to use on a full length that is both propulsive and detailed, using breaks and analog synth refractions to paint his sonic landscapes. RECOMMENDED.
MILITARY GENIUS – Deep Web (Tin Angel)
It’s a bit difficult to characterize the debut from Bryce Cloghesy, aka MILITARY GENIUS, in any concise way; there are elements of industrial, minimal wave, SUICIDE-style post-punk, ARTHUR RUSSELL-style abstract dance and even saxophone glam. This merging of styles finds a way to form a cohesive whole, and the result is a dark, nostalgic exercise. This guy comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
ORANSSI PAZZAZU – Mestarin Kynsi LP (Nuclear Blast) color vinyl
The excellent Finnish progressive/psychedelic metal band ORANSSI PAZUZU return with a new album that should provide a distraction during these troubling times. The band’s previous albums are some of the most mind bending metal we’ve heard over the past few years & they’ve stripped things down to the bare essentials on this one. Don’t think we’re saying that this one is less weird, it’s just weird in a different way. The beats are repetitive almost with hints of kraut rock & cyclical patterns, almost like Steve Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians” with a metal band accompaniment at times. Any fan of forward thinking metal should listen to this amazing band. RECOMMENDED.
Other important new releases
DUANE & GREGG ALLMAN – Duane & Gregg Allmann LP (Allman Brothers)
BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – Verminous LP (Metal Blade)
DAVID BOWIE – Reality LP (Friday Music) 180grm color vinyl reissue
DJ SCREW – All Screwed Up LP (Big Tyme) 25th anniversary picture disc
DREAM SYNDICATE – Universe Inside LP (Anti-)
EOB – Earth LP/CD (Capitol) Ed O’Brien of Radiohead’s debut album
HORSE LORDS – Common Task LP (Northern Spy) back in stock!
WIZ KHALIFA – Kush & OJ LP (Rostrum) 10th anniversary reissue on green vinyl
KIASMOS – Looped 12” (Erased Tapes) RSD 2015 release back in print
KING DIAMOND – Abigail LP (color vinyl reissue)
MAGGOT BRAIN magazine issues #1 & #2 (Third Man) back in stock!
MELKBELLY Pith LP (Wax Nine) back in stock!
PATHETX – 1981’ LP (Third Man)
RJD2 – Fun Ones LP (RJ Elec. Connections)
SOUL ASYLUM – Hurry Up & Wait LP (Blue Elan)
THUNDERCAT – It is What it is LP (Brainfeeder) cream vinyl back in stock!
THE WIRE magazine new issue with Thundercat cover
YVES TUMOR – Heaven to a Tortured Mind LP (Warp) color vinyl back in stock!
ZERO 7 – The Garden LP (New State) reissue, first time on vinyl since 2006!