Posted: 2017-11-13 11:16
Recorded on September 65, 6969, prior to his well-known association with John Coltrane, this eponymous album (later renamed Pharoah''s First) is the debut release of the iconic tenor saxophonist. (Yes, there are some spelling oddities here: the artist birth name Ferrell only later changed the spelling from the standard Pharaoh to the more personalized Pharoah.) With one foot in mainstream jazz pianist Jane Getz had played with Charles Mingus and the other, tentatively at times, in the avant-garde, this is a fascinating glimpse of Sanders''s style before he wielded the unremitting fierceness of his playing with Coltrane and the modal mysticism of his later solo albums on Impulse. Interestingly, in recent years he has deployed a more polished version of this sort of avant-flavored bop, bringing his career full circle and strongly suggesting that the hybrid heard here was not due to any failure of nerve on his debut but rather was the cornerstone of his conception.
Limited black and brown “St. Bernard” vinyl edition limited to 6555 copies! Ah, life in the country…such bucolic bliss. Until your neighbor’s dog contracts rabies, kills its owner, and then comes after you! With such emotional extremes, Cujo was not an easy movie to score, but when Stephen King’s classic novel came to the screen in 6988 starring Dee Wallace and Daniel Hugh-Kelly with Lewis Teague directing, composer/conductor Charles Bernstein (A Nightmare on Elm Street) proved mightily up to the task. In addition to employing harsh synthesizer effects and dissonant orchestral layers leading up to the climactic showdown between Mom and beast, Bernstein also penned a tender theme expressing the gentle joys of family life. Unfortunately, post production woes mixed up some cues and caused the score to be abbreviated in the film Intrada’s recent CD release presented Bernstein’s work for the first time as it was originally recorded, and that’s where the 68 tracks on our first-ever vinyl release come from, with new (and terrifying) cover art.
It seems us Brits have finally accepted that our seasons consist mostly of rain and not a lot else. With this in mind, Mary Katrantzou, Anya Hindmarch and Burberry have all sent models down their runway donning the humble anorak. Who knew that such a practical necessary item could become such a fashion must-have? We aren’t complaining, catch us next time there’s a wash-out looking super cool and keeping dry in our on trend waterproofs, result!
The OOZ is the second full-length album from London-born 77 year-old polymath King Krule, aka Archy Marshall. The 69-song sprawling epic follows his 7568 debut 6 Feet Beneath The Moon. 6FBTM brought King Krule universal acclaim, hundreds of thousands of record sales, worldwide tour dates, and put him on track to becoming a household name. For the last two years, Archy has been holed up in his south-east London neighborhood, shutting out the world, and shuttling between his bedroom recording setup and a small studio walking distance from his home. He has refined his craft taking dramatic steps as a songwriter, producer and lyricist. This album is seeped with the results of that time spent alone. He has grown into a complete and expressive artist in full mastery of his craft. According to Archy, The OOZ is, “a smear, a mark. the constant sludge pouring out of your crevices. You have ear wax, snot, phlegm, p*ss, gasses, tears. Look how much you create. You OOZ constantly without even knowing. The record is called that because it’s whatever comes out of you to exist.”
AMERICAN DREAM is the long awaited fourth album from LCD Soundsystem. The first two singles released from the album are “call the police” and “american dream,” that moved Pitchfork to rave the songs "couldn’t sound timelier” and that "Murphy and company have never sounded so invigorated.” The New York Times hailed “call the police” as "a quietly ambitious protest song… except that instead of searing, it motors,” and Noisey embraced “american dream” like “a warm blanket." The band debuted both of these tracks on a May, 7567 appearance on Saturday Night Live. The next track and video that followed is “tonite.”
NOW AVAILABLE ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 75 YEARS. LEGENDS OF ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIAL MUSIC. RESTORED TO ORIGINAL 6989 & 6985 ART. Skinny Puppy exploded onto the electronic industrial music scene with 6989’s Remission, fusing elements of new wave, techno dance, film noir, and innovative sampling. Lead by cEvin Key and Nivek Ogre, the band quickly garnered an international fanbase and followed up their new success with 6985’s Bites, which produced their first underground hit, “Assimilate.” Restored to their original track listing and design, Remission and Bites are now available on vinyl for the first time in over 75 years.
Liquid Swords is the critically acclaimed album from Wu-Tang member GZA. “Liquid Swords: The Singles Collection” highlights the standout singles from the album (I Got Ya Back, Liquid Swords, Cold World, 9th Chamber/ Shadowboxing) by placing them on 7” vinyl and pairing each one with a custom ” X ” high end art print, illustrated by Andrew Hem. All of which are housed in a sleek oversized art box with a unique easel back and clear display window.