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The Sweet Marie ‎”Sweet Marie 1″ (Wah Wah)

2020-03-27T02:29:18+00:00March 27th, 2020|

Back on vinyl, this is the first of two great albums released by this obscure Hawaii-based band. The album offers the same style of exotic-blues, light psych and hard-edged acid rock as their second album ‘Stuck In Paradise’. This reissue (500 copies pressed) comes with remastered sound, reproduced artwork and an insert.

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Anthony Moore “Secrets Of The Blue Bag” (Wah Wah)

2019-11-15T05:15:45+00:00November 15th, 2019|

Shortly before forming Slapp Happy (with Peter Blegvad and
Dagmar Krause), British experimental musician, composer,
performer and producer Anthony Moore was part of Berlin’s
boiling experimental scene. In that period he cut two
interesting LP’s for Polydor, sounding like the missing link between British art-rock and German krautrock! Here’s a fine reissue of the second of those albums, originally released by Polydor in 1972. This edition is limited to 500 copies with reproduced artwork.

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Anthony Moore “Pieces From The Cloudland Ballroom” (Wah Wah)

2020-03-07T06:09:00+00:00November 15th, 2019|

British experimental musician, composer, performer and producer Anthony Moore was a founding member of Slap Happy and has worked with Henry Cow, Kevin Ayers, and Pink Floyd among other great names in the British scene. In 1971 he moved to Hamburg, Germany, and worked in the boiling experimental scene of the city. As a result, two LPs were issued on Polydor in 1971 and 1972, right before forming Slap Happy with old school pal Peter Blegvad and Dagmar Krause.

“Pieces From a Cloudland Ballroom” is the first of those early solo LPs by Moore on Polydor. It was released in 1971 under the production of Uwe Nettlebeck and featured Anthony Moore on conduction, Ulf Kenklies, Glyn Davenport and Gieske Hof-Helmers on vocals, plus Werner ‘Zappa’ Diermeier on hi-hat.

Pure minimalist experimentation with echoes of Richard Young’s “Advent” or even Moondog, done just a month after Faust (who included Werner ‘Zappa’ Diermeier) recorded their first LP. The missing link between British “art-rock” and the German “krautrock” scenes!

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Long Orme “Long Orme” (Wah Wah)

2019-05-31T19:20:53+00:00May 31st, 2019|

Finally reissued on vinyl for the first time, this is a true acid-folk gem from the deepest vaults of the French underground. Originally released in 1975 by Sonart Disques, the mega rare self-titled album by obscure duo Long Orme is a delightful work of poetry and acoustic guitar that will appeal to fans of like minded artists s.a. Season, Jeff, Beautiful Losers, Yves, Serge & Victor, Manu Lannhuel, Denis, or Jean Yves Tourbin. Including liner notes and an interview, this edition is limited to 500 copies.

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The Athenians “Steppin’ Out With The Athenians” (Wah Wah)

2019-03-22T03:33:50+00:00March 22nd, 2019|

The most popular and productive line-up of the Athenians beat group came together in Edinburgh in late 1963 and comprised Rick Alcorn ( Bass), Ally Black ( Guitar), Keith Henderson ( Guitar), Arthur Mackey ( Drums) and Ian Orr (Vocals). After a deep delve into the catalogues of Sue, Chess, Atlantic, Motown etc. a pretty sassy outfit became the exponents of some very acceptable R&B/ Rock. Having now acquired a fan club, a manager and a large following, the band were playing seven nights a week, two of these as residents of the famous Gamp Club, allegedly their second home. Although only part-time, they were relishing their situation especially the attention coming from the student fraternity at Edinburgh University and soon they’d be performing with Manfred Mann, The Hollies, The Animals, The Pretty Things, Diana Dors (what?) and many, many more.

The University connection was to introduce them to their first taste of recording as a request was made to cut a single to promote the Charity Appeal for that year. Entering Craighall Studios in early Feb. 1964 tracks ‘You Tell Me/ Little Queenie’ are produced and released in all their glory (It has now been confirmed by rock historians/pundits that this record is the first 7″ Single to be released by a Scottish beat group).

The Wah Wah edition compiles the bands’ 45s plus previously unreleased recordings from surviving acetates – if you love bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Yardbirds, bluesmen like Slim Harpo or Lazy Lester and also the soulful sounds of acts like Ike & Tina Turner or Ben E. King this LP is for you!

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The Storm “The Storm” (Wah Wah)

2019-03-15T03:58:07+00:00March 15th, 2019|

Finally back on vinyl, this is a superb Spanish underground hardrock album from 1974, of which original copies nowadays will cost you a small fortune. Hailing from Sevilla, this band recorded an album that brings to mind the best moments of a.o. Deep Purple, Atomic Rooster, Megaton and the like. Coming with reproduced artwork and an 8-page booklet, this edition is limited to 500 copies.

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Bernard Xolotl “Music By Xolotl” (Wah Wah)

2019-03-15T03:58:05+00:00March 15th, 2019|

Here’s the first ever vinyl edition of the amazing electronic album ‘Music By Xolotl’, originally issued only on cassette by Unity Records in 1978. The responsible artist, Bernard Xolotl, was born in France in 1951. As a teen, he was introduced to electronic music through the works of musique concrete composers like Pierre Henry and Pierre Schaeffer, although he found the early recordings of Pink Floyd to be more inspirational. This is an edition of 500 copies, including a bonus 7-inch and an insert featuring photos and liner notes.

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Nik Pascal “Magnetic Web” (Wah Wah)

2018-07-26T21:46:00+00:00July 26th, 2018|

Psycho electronic weirdness from LA-based pioneer Nik Pascal
(a.k.a. Head, a.k.a. 107-34-8933, a.k.a. Nik Raicevic),
reissued on vinyl in a run of only 500 copies. This seriously
tripped-out album was originally released in 1973 by the Narco
imprint. Fans of f.i. Silver Apples, the Berlin School, or any
kind of visceral, neurotic soundscapes will be interested.

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Siloah “Siloah” (Wah Wah)

2018-07-26T21:45:59+00:00July 26th, 2018|

Coming out of the boiling Munich scene of the sixties that also gave us the original Amon Düül (Thom Argauer had played in a dixieland band with Chris Karrer in the late 60s, actually), Siloah are one of the best kept secrets of the krautrock production. Siloah had a hard core including Thom Argauer, Manuela von Perfall, Heinrich ‘Tiny’ Stricker and Wolfgang Görner, plus a host of guests coming and going, everybody was free to join and play at any time, guest members often joining from the Baumstassen commune around which the band was living before they eventually moved to an abandoned farm on the outskirts of town.

Their first LP is a trippy acid psychmasterpiece recorded in 1970 and privately issued on German Blues and Undergrund. It showed a strong influence from US West Coast psychedelic music and has a lovely acoustic approach. It’s sound is free, full of improvisation and with a charming amateurish feel all through it. It will appeal to lovers of free spirits like Amon Düül themselves, Kalacakra or even Música Dispersa.

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Siloah “Sukram Gurk” (Wah Wah)

2018-07-26T21:45:59+00:00July 26th, 2018|

Coming out of the boiling Munich scene of the sixties that also gave us the original Amon Düül (Thom Argauer had played in a dixieland band with Chris Karrer in the late 60s, actually), Siloah are one of the best kept secrets of the krautrock production. In 1972 Siloah had suffered a certain number of changes. Thom Argauer was still leading the project, but since his coleagues had left the farm in which they were all leaving he had to start again with new members Markus Krug and Florian Laber. He also looked for a more electric approach, himself moving from acoustic guitar to electric organ.

‘Sukram Gurk’ was the title chosen for their second LP. It was the name of Markus Krug spelled backwards. Markus’ name was chosen because it was the one that sounded better phonetically to the ears of the trio. The sound of the album takes it all one step further, turning into an electric storm, yet retaining the free psychedelic improvisation feel of its predecessor.

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Wynder K. Frog “Into The Fire” (Wah Wah)

2018-07-26T21:45:59+00:00July 26th, 2018|

The Wynder K. Frog story evolves around Mick Weaver. After he switched from piano to organ he joined a band named The Chapters that would soon be renamed Wynder K. Frog and perform material from James Brown’s Flames, Booker T. and The MGs or even songs learned through Georgie Fame’s recordings and Graham Bond’s repertoire. Wynder K. Frog moved to London and became regulars in the city’s R&B scene playing at Swingin’ London’s clubs like the Tiles or The Marquee. A contract with Island Records was secured and – under the wings of producers like Chris Blackwell, Guy Stevens, Jimmy Miller or Gus Dudgeon – Wynder K Frog, a name that would eventually be used as a pseudonym for Weaver more than a proper band name, did some some amazing Hammond organ-ized recordings and issued in three LPs and a bunch of cool 45s.

At the end of the 1960s, Weaver would quit the “band scene” to become one of the most in demand session musicians and throughout his career he’d be heard backing names such as Eric Burdon, Roger Chapman, Dave Gilmour, Keef Hartley, Alexis Korner, Ralph McTell, Taj Mahal or Otis Rush a.o, but his LPs as Wynder K Frog are classic Hammond sound from the 1960s UK and will appeal to those into Brian Auger, Graham Bond, The Artwoods, Zoot Money, Jimmy McGriff, Booker T. & The MGs and the likes.

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Wynder K. Frog “Out Of The Frying Pan” (Wah Wah)

2018-07-26T21:45:58+00:00July 26th, 2018|

The Wynder K. Frog story evolves around Mick Weaver. After he switched from piano to organ he joined a band named The Chapters that would soon be renamed Wynder K. Frog and perform material from James Brown’s Flames, Booker T. and The MGs or even songs learned through Georgie Fame’s recordings and Graham Bond’s repertoire. Wynder K. Frog moved to London and became regulars in the city’s R&B scene playing at Swingin’ London’s clubs like the Tiles or The Marquee. A contract with Island Records was secured and – under the wings of producers like Chris Blackwell, Guy Stevens, Jimmy Miller or Gus Dudgeon – Wynder K Frog, a name that would eventually be used as a pseudonym for Weaver more than a proper band name, did some some amazing Hammond organ-ized recordings and issued in three LPs and a bunch of cool 45s.

At the end of the 1960s, Weaver would quit the “band scene” to become one of the most in demand session musicians and throughout his career he’d be heard backing names such as Eric Burdon, Roger Chapman, Dave Gilmour, Keef Hartley, Alexis Korner, Ralph McTell, Taj Mahal or Otis Rush a.o, but his LPs as Wynder K Frog are classic Hammond sound from the 1960s UK and will appeal to those into Brian Auger, Graham Bond, The Artwoods, Zoot Money, Jimmy McGriff, Booker T. & The MGs and the likes.

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Nik Pascal “Zero Gravity” (Wah Wah)

2018-05-25T23:46:58+00:00May 25th, 2018|

Psycho electronic weirdness from LA-based pioneer Nik Pascal (a.k.a. Head, a.k.a. 107-34-8933, a.k.a. Nik Raicevic), reissued on vinyl in a run of only 500 copies. This seriously tripped-out album was originally released in 1972 by the Narco imprint. Fans of f.i. Silver Apples, the Berlin School, or any kind of visceral, neurotic soundscapes will be interested.

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Nik Pascal “Sixth Ear” (Wah Wah)

2018-05-25T23:47:00+00:00May 19th, 2018|

Psycho electronic weirdness from LA-based pioneer Nik Pascal (a.k.a. Head, a.k.a. 107-34-8933, a.k.a. Nik Raicevic), reissued on vinyl in a run of only 500 copies. This seriously tripped-out album was originally released in 1972 by the Narco imprint. Fans of f.i. Silver Apples, the Berlin School, or any
kind of visceral, neurotic soundscapes will be interested.

 

 

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Hardy Kukuk “Atemnot” (Wah Wah/Supersonic)

2017-12-23T23:19:45+00:00December 23rd, 2017|

One of the biggest rarities from the cosmische kraut underground scene has to be Hardy Kukuk’s lost 1981 top Berlin School electronic masterpiece Atemnot. Kukuk’s synth explorations take the adventures of masters of the genre like Tangerine Dream or Klaus Schulze one step further into the early eighties. Kukuk is joined on these recordings by Andreas Schneider on guitar and congas and Klaus Bloch (of A La Ping Pong fame) on guitar and tape effects.

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Popol Vuh “Die Nacht Der Seele:Tantric Songs” (Wah Wah)

2017-11-13T22:34:22+00:00November 13th, 2017|

Die nacht der seele is the twelfth album by Popol Vuh, originally released in 1979 by Florian Fricke and friends–Daniel Fichelscher on guitar, Djong Yun and Renate Knaup on vocals, plus guests Alois Gromer on sitar and Susan Goetting on oboe. Popol Vuh had moved again one step farther, ellaborating a complex world music opus based mainly on acoustic instruments plus Fichelscher’s electric guitar and the use of multitracked vocals to reproduce the sounds of Tibetan monk chants.

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Popol Vuh “Sei still, wisse ICH BIN” (Wah Wah)

2017-07-30T00:13:07+00:00July 30th, 2017|

Originally released on Klaus Schulze’s Innovative Communication label in 1981, ‘Sei still, wisse ICH BIN’ is Popol Vuh’s 13th LP. Fricke and Fichelscher worked under the production of Klaus Schulze himself and were helped for the occasion by Chris Karrer on soprano sax, Renate Knaup on vocals and the Chorensemble der Bayerischen Staatsoper. Two of its songs, Laß los and …als lebtendie Engel auf Erden where used on the soundtrack of Werner Herzog’s film Fitzcarraldo, from 1982.

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Pythagoron TM “Pythagoron TM” (Wah Wah)

2017-10-01T19:23:56+00:00July 29th, 2017|

Inhabiting this grey area between late psych efforts and early PINA (private issue new age), 1977’s Pythagoron TM is an electronic oddity originally marketed as some sort of musical narcotic (“a new invention that gets you high with sound” original ads read) sold via magazines like High Times. Shrouded by it’s corporate-like design are two enigmatic side long suites of droning electronics which evoke similar autistic synth experiences like early Conrad Schnitzler, Lorq Damon, Udder Milk Decay or the whole Pascal / Narco Records output whilst recalling also more articulate efforts such as Steve Reich’s early opus, Charlemagne Palestine’s sinewave experiments or Eliane Radigue’s synthetic bliss.

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