Archive for the Mark’s Picks Category
The rarest of all Vatican Shadow’s tape releases (only 25 were made), Kuwaiti Airforce now appears on double vinyl alongside obscure cuts and previously unreleased collaborations with Silent Servant and Demdike Stare in the fourth vinyl collection of early, hard-to-find VS editions. Back at the start of this decade the […]
Mitsuko & Svetlana Records present the first reissue of Bells Of Kyoto’s self-titled album, originally released in 1984. Archival reissue of rare 1984 jazz-funk fusion diamond in the rough by German-Australian-British madcap ensemble Bells Of Kyoto, produced by Ollie Marland of De-Lite and Jah Wobble’s Invaders Of The Heart fame. […]
Expanded reissue of New Zealand guitar pioneer Roy Montgomery’s rare and revered full-length debut, Scenes From The South Island, originally released in 1995 by West Coast experimental / space rock label Drunken Fish. Recorded on both coasts on a pair of Tascam 4-tracks, the album is alternately wistful, windswept, skeletal, shredded, and strange. Solo […]
Long out of print and never before reissued, Azar Lawrence’s seminal album Summer Solstice returns to vinyl with an all analog mastering from the original tapes. Originally issued in 1975, this spiritual free-jazz album remains one of the highlights of the illustrious career of Azar Lawrence, who is one of […]
Seven years after their last long player, the Melbourne band finally returns with a 10 tracks new record. They’re like an old friend who promised he’d swing by but never shows up… until he does, unannounced. But it’s ok because everybody loves him! And everybody loves the UV Race too! […]
Originally released by Matador in 2006, this acclaimed album by the ’60s and ’70s influenced psych rockers is now reissued on vinyl, adding a second LP presenting session outtakes and demo rarities.
Tribe began as a musical ensemble in 1971 co-founded by Saxophonist Wendell Harrison and trombonist Phil Ranelin that soon expanded into a broad amalgam including a live collective and independent record label. Ignored by the mainstream, many African American jazz artists in Detroit and across the US began creating their […]
Nearly 48 hours of live improvised performance recorded at 1 venue over 12 months and 28 shows – culled, cut, rendered, and remixed into 19 potent pieces of organic beat music.
First, the intel: since the emergence of 100% GALCHER, his first mixtape in 2013, Cleveland-raised, New York-based producer and DJ Galcher Lustwerk has operated in his own lane of low-key hip-house music. Deep, smooth, psychedelic, equally cut for the club, after-hours, night drives, and headphones.The sound was set from the […]
Their third album in as many years, 1995’s The Future of What is an unrelenting, constructivist masterstroke. The Olympia trio’s signature sound—grinding bass, syncopated drums, and fragmented guitar over measured yelps—ratchets past the thread into a stripped-out metallic slurry. Equal parts noise and adrenaline, the album opens with a simple […]
Visionary synthesist Abul Mogard renders a darkly sublime soundtrack for Duncan Whitley’s Kimberlin, an experimental film about the Isle of Portland on the English south coast, which coincidentally doubles up as metaphor for the mood of an increasingly inward-looking UK. Taking its name from the local word for an outsider […]
2019 Repress !! An unbound, rolling matrix of white noise & wrought iron percussion, replete with disembodied choirs that pan uncomfortably in and out of the sonic hinterland.
In May 2014, Icelandic Producer Yagya Will Release His Fifth Album, Sleepygirls, Across Three Slabs Of Vinyl And One Mixed Cd On Dutch Label Delsin. Its A Deep, Spacious And Dubbed Out Affair That Stays Locked At A Pleasingly Sedentary Tempo Throughout.
Delsin founder Marsel Van Der Wielen revives his Peel Seamus alias for a debut album proper. The leading Dutch techno label began in 1996 with a cassette-only Peel Seamus release, Publik Draft, which Van Der Wielen primarily distributed through early online channels of communication. There was a small flurry of […]
New recordlabel started by Analogical Force, the Madrid-based underground nightclub focussing on spreading serious electronic music with attitude and without corsets, from experimental to acid and techno. AF debuts on wax with the ‘Perisocpe ep’ by the Rephlex affiliated duo D’Arcangelo, including a remix by the Dub records affiliated Dutch […]
Just when the 10th anniversary of the still acclaimed ‘NRTHNDR’ album on now-defunct Sublight label, and six years after ‘We Miss You’ and ‘The Shimmering Hour’ on the Rephlex camp, the Aphex Twin-approved producer is back exploring spectral acidish territories, intricate drum patterns with thick synths, nervous breaks and rhythms, […]
An exclusive and outstanding Regis collaboration appears on the third volume of vinyl premieres for Vatican Shadow’s early and highly sought-after tapes, as originally dispensed in 2011 during the peak years of the War On Terror. Holding all six sides from 3x hard-to-find tape “deck” issues of Washington Buries Al […]
Pharoah ‘Farrell’ Sanders (born 1940) is a leading figure in the world of jazz and one of the last living legends with connections to players like Sun Ra and John Coltrane. His tenor saxophone playing has earned him royal status amongst free jazz players, critics and collectors. Originally Sanders was […]
On March 4, 1975, Jim Sullivan mysteriously disappeared outside Santa Rosa, New Mexico. His VW bug was found abandoned, his motel room untouched. Some think he got lost. Some think the mafia bumped him. Some even think he was abducted by aliens. By coincidence–or perhaps not–Jim’s 1969 debut album was […]
Following on from a quartet of critically acclaimed solo LPs, ‘Scott’, ‘Scott 2’, Scott 3’ and ‘Scott 4’, and the compilation LP, ‘Scott Walker Sings Songs from His TV Series’, ‘ Til The Band Comes In’ was his sixth studio album. Originally released in 1970, the LP is a loose […]
Climate of Hunter is the eleventh studio album by the American solo artist Scott Walker. It was released in March 1984 and reached number 60 on the UK Albums Chart. It includes the single “Track Three”. It was his only album of the 1980s. Walker wrote the songs for the […]
Following 2017’s Infinite Avenue and 2013’s Sleeper, Both Lines Will Be Blue is Carmen’s first full instrumental album. A 7 track collection of cosmic excursions and dubby ambient-jams, the album is written, recorded, played, produced and mixed by Carmen in her Oslo studio. The soothing atmospherics are made up of […]
Abduction Records reissue Dawn of the Devi, Sun City Girls’ follow up album to Torch of the Mystics. Originally released in 1991 on Majora Records, many who had discovered SCG via the preceding Torch LP were immediately alienated and blindsided by Devi and all the harshness that comes with it. […]