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    180 gram pressing An essential psychedelic album and a must for fans of Tropicalia Som Imaginario released a few albums during the progressive rock era which are also highly recommended but reissues are criminally unavailableThe powerful grouping was a true academy of sound imagination: Wagner Tiso, Tavito, Luiz Alves, Robertinho...
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    Ayalew Mesfin stands aside the likes of Mulatu Astake, Mahmoud Ahmed, Hailu Mergia and Alemayehu Eshete as a legend of 1970s Ethiopia Mesfin’s music is some of the funkiest to arise from this unconquerable East African nation Mesfin’s recording career, captured in nearly two dozen 7” singles and numerous reel-to-reel tapes,...
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    Los Angeles based, Phi-Psonics is an instrumental project with an introspective, improvisational approach to creating lush, immersive soundscapes Phi-Psonics is produced by Seth Ford-Young, who also plays acoustic bassThe band is; Josh Collazo on drums, Mitchell Yoshida on electric piano, and Sylvain Carton provides Saxophones...
  • In 2000, Aesop Rock released his first official album, Float, following his steady ascent in the underground from two previous releases, the collection of works CD of lore, Music For Earthworms (1997), and the Appleseed EP (1999) And, while every album Aesop has done since then has captured his continual evolution as both a...
  • First time vinyl issue of the debut album by Helios, Unomia, originally released in 2004 Keith Kenniff's debut album under his Helios moniker Originally only released on CD in 2004 via Miami based Merck Records, this album of hazy ambient electronica is now presented as a vinyl edition for the first time Includes download...
  • Imagine the opposite of a snake shedding its skin: a body slithering among the debris of 21st-century music; a porous, viscid body, its skin an adhesive, lodging onto itself bits and pieces along the way Some are scraps, rusted, discarded parts Some are the jewels of crowns, unglued and fallen from grace, now re-attached on this...
  • Floating, syncopated minimal techno and ambient moves from Waon-P landing between Huerco-S, Beatrice Dillon and SND for The Trilogy Tapes Teamed up with fellow Tokyo native BRF, he turns out the perfectly pensile, restless house shuffle of ‘dante2infelno (donfellianoeverythingmix)’ in a deadly infectious style shared...
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    The theme song 'You're Dead' to the FX show What We Do in the Shadows has fostered a new appreciation for the singular talent that was Norma Tanega And it's high time, tooNorma was discovered while singing to Catskill summer campers by producer Herb Bernstein, who brought her to Four Seasons songwriter Bob Crewe Crewe signed her...
  • Of all the artists who recorded for the Black Jazz label, keyboardist and composer Doug Carn was the most prolific, releasing four albums for the imprint 1972's Spirit of the New Land was his second Black Jazz release, but the first one (of two) to co-feature his wife, vocalist Jean Carn, in the album title; we've chosen to lead...
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    The Awakening were the only 'group' recorded by Black Jazz, for which they made two albums; those two releases happen to be among the most collectible in the label's entire catalog, which, given the value Black Jazz titles command in the open market, gives one an idea just how sought-after these records are Recorded in 1972, Hear,...
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    To say we are "excited" to get this phenomenal album by Double Geography out would be a monumental understatement - it has been on rotation here at INVINC HQ pretty much constantly for a couple of months now and still never ceases to amaze and impress Double Geography is Duncan Thornley, one half of Weird Weather who have...
  • Paul Blackford returns to Central Processing Unit with Betamax, another masterful LP of downtempo electronic joints from the seasoned producer Much like Light Years, Blackford’s 2017 album for the Sheffield imprint, this record is full of cuts where steady hip-hop tempo beats anchor some delightfully rich production The...
  • Originally released in June 1969 and now back on vinyl, the fourth solo-album by Scott Walker comprises performances of ballads and big band standards taken from his own BBC TV series, which was simply titled...
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    Bordeaux based producer Leon Revol releases his debut album on Church Very spheric downtempo breakbeat and ambient pieces For fans of Aphex Twin, Boards Of Canada, Sarah Bates and...
  • 'A Collection Of Short Stories' from 1993 is an ambient electronic masterpiece produced by Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton (collectively also known as Global Communication) This first full-length by the duo, released as Reload, charted the dark side of the ambient-techno, long before it became popular Comes on 180 gram...
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    The collaboration on Beyond The Groove/Blue Note by Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes, What Kinda Music, has landed in the top five of the mainstream UK album chart The much-praised set by the south-east Londoners was in contention for the No 1 position earlier in the chart week It finishes on the newly-published Official Charts...
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    Presenting Shirley Scott’s deeply personal album, ‘One for Me’ - a defiant tribute to the music she always desired to create but was shrouded by the demands of her vibrant career Thoughtful curation of the band, tracks, and completely self-funded, this project set off on an innovative trajectory supported by Harold Vick on...
  • It was not so long time ago in history of modern music, when influence of musicians on society was tectonic When artist’s statement or position could impact the political situation in a country or sometimes even worldwide When secret services like KGB, Mossad or CIA would consider some musicians as seriously dangerous for their...
  • A new edition of Pan Sonic's immense session recorded in Kiev in 2009 finally available again from Ukranian imprint, Kvitnu 'Oksastus' (a Finnish word for the grafting of plants) documents Ilpo Väisänen & Mika Vainio's hugely influential Pan Sonic in aktion and the results are intense and rewarding Recorded by Stanislav...
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    Immersive dose of ‘90s ambient techno nostalgia from HIA, including total classics ’Speedlearn (Empathy Mix)’ and ‘Ketamine Entity (Axiom Mix)’ dusted down and future-proofed in the remastering by Stefan Betke (Pole) An early pinnacle of work by Brum’s Bobby Bird, ‘Colourform’ found its way onto the shelves of...
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    Greg Foat’s 9th album 'The Mage' joins the dots between the past and future of British jazz Enlisting the talents of jazz/library/soundtrack legends Duncan Lamont, Art Themen, Ray Russell and Clark Tracey to collaborate with their modern contemporaries Greg Foat, Moses Boyd and Heliocentric's drummer Malcolm Catto to create...
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    Athens of the North is very pleased to introduce part two of our nod to the world of library This time round Greg Foat journeys into the world of synthesis with good friend James Thorpe This new LP was recorded in the old Bees Studio on the Isle of Wight earlier this year,a special, different piece of work which I was delighted to...
  • In recent times Manchester has produced an impressive slew of jazz musicians, with the likes of Matthew Halsall and Nat Birchall both receiving widespread acclaim A lesser known figure but no less important in the development of the Manchester scene is Chip Wickham, a flautist and saxophonist who soon releases a spiritually...
  • Ten incredible albums culled from the deepest, weirdest co-op of record enthusiasts ever gathered under one banner "We’ve spared no expense packaging these, pairing the idea of the Art of Compilation with living and breathing art, creating little fortune cookies baked in a factory of forgotten dreams Video games, pyramids,...
  • New LP by Pontiac Streator, Repress coming in...
  • Across two 12'' slabs come long buried vignettes, motorik experiments and sketches from deep within the SVN archives A continuation from his previous EP of the same name (c 2017), this latest collection's smoked-out ambience, skeletal stuttering rhythmic workouts and smudged stoned melodies are some of the myriad parts that make...
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    From the opening “The Vamp” to the final “Head Rock”, this is a dazzling jazz rock showcase with dreadnought songs that are filled with ideas and passion you can hold A masterpiece that has an overwhelming presence in the history of jazz in Japan, as a heresy left on the prestigious jazz label...
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    "Gimme nothing but jams" That was how Chunklet challenged Honey Radar upon the beginning of their long, torrid love affair back in 2015 What was turned in, and continues to be turned in, is nothing short of bedroom psych pop brilliance "Sing The Snow Away: The Chunklet Years" shows a band that went from a one man recording...
  • Barely known outside of his home country during his lifetime, the late Japanese ambient music pioneer Hiroshi Yoshimura has seen his global stature rise steadily in the past few years The 2017 reissue of his lauded debut, Music For Nine Post Cards, along with a slow building cult internet following has helped ignite a renaissance...
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    Apollo / R&S welcome back The Primitive Painter, aka the duo of Roman Flügel and Jörn Elling Wuttke for a timely reissue of their 1994 lost classic self-titled album of sonorous IDM "Growing up in Frankfurt, in the 80s and 90s the duo met at an indie rock club in their home town of Darmstadt, bonding over their shared...
  • Primo are a quartet from Melbourne writing up-tempo, terse, chorus-and-verse with two guitars, bass, drums, and a shared group vocal sensibility to adorn their enquiries into deconstructed punk Their songs chime and charm, sounding at times bountiful, at others brittle, always buoyant with attention to detail Primo songs are...
  • Pub's lauded ambient classic from 2000 has repressed 2 x12inch remastered and cut by D&M Includes Bonus track which was originally on the Japanese CD re-issue from 2004 and new artwork Twenty years ago, somewhere in Scotland, an album that was the missing link between The Black Dog, Chain Reaction and Irdial was...
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    Strut release the new album Symphonie Pacifique by UK jazz pianist, Greg Foat Foat has become a versatile mainstay in UK jazz through an acclaimed series of albums on Jazzman and Athens Of The North, moving from soul-jazz workouts to library music to cinematic, haunting compositions and pastoral acid folk Symphonie...
  • Trumpeter/flügelhornist Charles Tolliver often straddled the line between the lyricism of hard bop and the adventurous nature of the avant-garde Released in 1975, Impact contained a stimulating progressive edge within an energetic large band (14 horns, eight strings, and rhythm section) format Tolliver’s arrangements are...
  • WRWTFWW Records announce the official reissue of Motohiko Hamase's astounding ambient house album Technodrome, originally released in 1993 This marks the fourth release from the Esplanade Series which focuses on the works of Yoshio Ojima, Motohiko Hamase, and Satsuki Shibano Inspired by John Cage, Jon Hassel, Brian Eno, and the...
  • Faitiche presents Jan Jelinek's album Tierbeoachtungen on vinyl for the first time, originally released on Scape in 2006 The album's six tracks took their cues from Jelinek's live concerts of that period: dense, slowly unfolding loop improvisations made with a laptop, various effect pedals, and miniature synthesizers It is music...
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    Mysterious “married outlaws” Low Budget Aliens firm up a killer sort of (I)DeMaterialised spin on drill, jungle, footwork and ruff bass sound for D Tiffany and uon’s XPQ label ‘Junk DNA’ spells out a dead crafty sound in orbit somewhere between early Actress, the ambient dance mutations of Ghostride The Drift and Skee...
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    Delsin turns its attention to the archives of one of the great early pioneers of Dutch techno - Eevo Lute Muzique The label was founded in 1991 by Wladimir Manshanden and Stefan Robbers (who was already recording seminal early techno records as Terrace for Djax-Up-Beats) Channeling the inspiration of the Detroit originators and...
  • Recorded in Madrid in July 2017, 'Shamal Wind' combines Chip Wickham's globetrotting, spiritual jazz expeditions with hard-won schoolings in the funk Following his critically acclaimed 2017 debut 'La Sombra', the record draws on spiritual jazz influences like Yusef Lateef and Sahib Shihab, and rests on Chip's many-sided experience...
  • Chip Wickham made a splash in the UK scene with 2016's 'La Sombra' and 2018's 'Shamal Wind', garnering attention in the jazz scene Chip returns partnering with Lovemonk once again to enchant and heal with his cosmic, spiritual jazz For fans of Alice Coltrane, Yusef Lateef and Sons Of...
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    This EP shows L'Eclair taking new directions and approaches to its commitment to the groove 'Cebando' is a percussion heavy opener that is filled with liquid synths and multiple riffs, all mixed in an old school dub fashion Then comes 'Atlantis', an introspective and dreamy polyrhythmic meditation Carried by a hypnotic rhythm...
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    A collection of unreleased meditative, spiritual jazz from the Gondwana archives on a 3LP vinyl...
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    Matthew Halsall is a trumpeter, composer, producer and DJ Since 2008, Matthew has released seven critically acclaimed studio recordings and has been a key figure in the rise of a new jazz sound in the UK His own rich music draws on the spiritual-jazz of Alice Coltrane and Phaorah Sanders, contemporary electronica and dance music...
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    Matthew Halsall is a trumpeter, composer, producer and DJ Since 2008, Matthew has released seven critically acclaimed studio recordings and has been a key figure in the rise of a new jazz sound in the UK His own rich music draws on the spiritual-jazz of Alice Coltrane and Phaorah Sanders, contemporary electronica and dance music...
  • The excellent Black September, a continuous, five-part, 68-minute epic, is as formidably competent as ever, although more for the brooding, surreal nature of its soundworld than for its grooves, which here sound almost subsidiary The soul samples and restlessly evolving minor-chord kaleidoscopes that unfold throughout the work is...
  • "Magical, mystical, Afrocentric, progressive -- words that could be used to describe any number of musical compositions by Sun Ra or his cosmic brothers and sisters, from John to Alice Coltrane, early '70s projects on record labels like Detroit's Tribe or Houston's Lightin' or the interests of one Washington, DC native named Jimmy...
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    After trumpeter Lee Morgan set the music world on fire with the runaway success of his hit soul-jazz single “The Sidewinder” in 1964, many artists tried to duplicate his triumphant feat in search of another boogaloo sensation Even Morgan himself cooked up funky follow-ups using “The Sidewinder” recipe including “The...
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    The maestro presents a sweeping live iteration of his rolling 'Rückverzauberung' series, recorded at London's Church of St John-at-Hackney in 2014 The Kompakt boss' latest "reverse enchantment" unfolds his patented, languorous symphonics seamlessly across two discs, from billowing brass thru willowing and windswept strings to...

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