9/11/20 NEW RELEASES
CRYPTIC SHIFT – Visitations From Enceladus LP (Blood Harvest)
CRYPTIC SHIFT is a self-proclaimed “astrodeath” band from the UK & this concept album about a young space traveller is one of the coolest metal albums we’ve heard in a long time. The album opens with a BONKERS 26 minute track with 6 sections. Similar to contemporary greats like BLOOD INCANTATION & TOMB MOLD, these guys are technical & proggy (complete with insane Jaco esque fretless bass) but these guys lean into the sci-fi themes even harder than BLOOD INCANTATION. Fans of 80s thrash legends VOIVOD, the above mentioned bands & VEKTOR will eat this up. One of the best metal records of 2020!
SAM PREKOP – Comma LP (Thrill Jockey) white vinyl
An interesting detour for the SEA & CAKE frontman, seeing him explore beat programming and modular synth work that makes much of the arrangement composed through chance. A wonderful record that borrows a lot from the beat experiments of the Chicago free jazz scene!
ASHA PUTHLI – Asha Puthli (Mr Bongo)
Fantastic reissue of this 1973 album by this Indian born singer who would go on to become a popular figure in the NYC Studio 54 scene. Her song “Space Talk” has been sampled by many hip-hop artists including DILATED PEOPLES & NOTORIOUS B.I.G. & she sang on Ornette Coleman’s “Science Fiction” album. This album features mostly covers & one original & the songs are a blend of soul, jazz & pop with a pretty steamy vibe all around. Fans of everything from Betty Davis to Solange to Carly Simon will love this. RECOMMENDED.
SIR JOE QUARTERMAN & FREE SOUL – Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul LP (Mr. Bongo)
Much appreciated reissue of this politically fueled funk masterpiece from 1973 by the D.C. based singer Sir Joe Quarterman & FREE SOUL. Heavy funk with a big horn section, some fuzz guitar solos & smart lyrics. Fans of Sly Stone, FUNKADELIC etc….will approve.
OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES
ALL THEM WITCHES – Nothing As The Ideal LP (New West) vinyl now in stock
DELTA SPIRIT – What Is There LP (New West)
FLAMING LIPS – American Head LP/CD (Warner) indie vinyl coming in a few weeks
PJ HARVEY – To Bring You My Love LP (Island)
PJ HARVEY – To Bring You My Love- Demos LP (Island)
JULY -The Complete Recordings 6CD box set (Grapefruit)
MARILYN MANSON – We are Chaos LP/CD/TAPE (Loma Vista) indie only w/ postcard or
regular black, both versions have posters
MASTODON – Medium Rarities CD (Reprise)
SALLY ANNE MORGAN – Thread LP (Thrill Jockey) “yolk” vinyl
NIRVANA – Bleach LP (Sub Pop) two new repressings: red/black marble or blue/black
RIVAL CONSOLES – Articulation LP (Erased Tapes) clear vinyl in PVC sleeve
THROWING MUSES – Sun Racket LP (Fire)