DISTRO IMPORTS : MISSISSIPPI RECORDS / SAHEL SOUNDS / WATER WING / BONGO JOE / RED WIG, etc

  Vous trouverez dans cette section les imports et les rééditions. Ces disques sont pour la plupart commandés auprès de Mississippi Records à Portland. Je suis obligé d’augmenter un peu les prix, ça m’emmerde, mais du fait du taux de change avec le dollar qui est de moins en moins à notre avantage et de l’augmentation des tarifs des services postaux, je n’ai pas eu le choix, à moins de perdre de l’argent…

Précision pour les distros : je ne fais pas d’échanges avec ces disques, et ne peux pas faire de prix de gros.

      Come Holy Spirit-Asters and Disasters LP – 14 euros
   Formed in 2012 in Pittsburgh PA, COME HOLY SPIRIT wields the age-old trifecta of guitar, bass, and drums in unexpected configurations.  The songs embody a complex aggregate of musical influences, ranging from the angular deconstructivism of early experimental anarcho-punk (think DOG FACED HERMANS and POISON GIRLS) to the tender repetition of far-flung folk music. Gina Favano’s (JOHN DENVER’S AIRPLANE, BEWARE THE BLUNTED NEEDLE) bass playing lies somewhere between a thunder storm and a runaway train. And her striking vocal range alternately spits and croons a shrewd critique through a caul of poetry, while Sam Pace (CENTIPEDE EEST, RICKETY RECORDS) incorporates unconventional percussion with elaborate poly-rhythms to add another layer of tonal melody to the mix. The trio is completed and complimented with Aaron Lindberg’s (HEX, GARMONBOZIA) sometimes percussive scratchy guitar work, sometimes melodic and patient with bouts of blistering heaviness. After two self released efforts, ASTERS AND DISASTERS marks their third album and their first on WATER WING.  The album’s six songs (seven including the digital download bonus track!) run the gamut of anthemic joy and punishingly noisy mayhem, all the while never losing the groove. Two songs  « Elephantine » and “Essayons” feature the iconic voice of GW SOK (THE EX, KING CHAMPION SOUNDS) who was given the song titles and a peek into the  imagery that was swirling around Favano’s head when the songs were named. SOK took the germs of ideas, wrote the lyrics and performed them on the album. Cover photo by underground filmmaker Bill Daniel. Limited to 300 copies.

 Casual Hex-Zig Zag Lady Illusion LP – 14 euros

Casual Hex is a three-piece formed in Seattle, WA, in 2015. Drawing influence from a variety of genres (post-punk, no-wave, noise rock), The band relies on the contrast of heavy, catchy, minimal, and dissonant. It’s difficult to draw a direct lineage, but flashes of PYLON, THE CONTORTIONS or early SONIC YOUTH come to mind. Erica’s voice is a commanding narration, stern in delivery. Lyrical content is heady and cryptic, encouraging the listener to question human behavior and inspire positive change. Clocking in at 21 minutes, Zig Zag Lady Illusion is as much of a full length as you’re gonna get with most songs not even hitting the 2 minute mark. This is Casual Hex’s debut on Water Wing and their first effort to be pressed on vinyl. Limited to 300 copies.

 

The Space Lady – On The Street OF Dreams LP – 13 euros
   Brand new record by the legendary Space lady!  The Space Lady started thrilling audiences as a street performer in the late 60’s.  She honed her craft through the years, creating her own completely unique style of pop music.  She plays a casio keyboard with liberal amounts of echo and space effects and sings with as heavenly and sincere a voice as you will ever hear.
   This is the Space Lady’s master stroke LP – a survey of some of the songs that have served her great live over the years.  Includes an amazing cover of William DeVaughn’s « Be Thankful For What You Got » (that Gangsta lean song) that is sure to be the low rider hit of the summer.
   The Space Lady is a true artist. If you listen with open ears, you will come out a better person for knowing her.  

V/A – Divine Horsemen LP – 16 euros

     Maya Deren journeyed to Haiti to make a film of ritual dances, instead, she came to be accepted as a Voudoun initiate, whose devotees commune with the cosmic powers through invocation, offerings, song and dance of the Voudoun pantheon of deities, or Loa, whom are witnessed as being living gods and goddesses, actually taking possession of their devotees. Deren describes the relationship between magic, science and religion bringing a uniquely lyrical voice to her narrative. This paints a multi-textured, infinitely complex portrait of a spiritual tradition with roots stretching back to the very dawn of humanity. Joseph Campbell calls Divine Horsemen “the most illuminating introduction that has yet been rendered to the whole marvel of the Haitian mysteries as ‘facts of the mind.’” Included in this album are some of the first recordings ever made during religious ceremonies near Croix de Missions and Petionville featuring selections that serve as a soundtrack to the film she shot documenting Voodoo ceremonies and festivals conveying the incantatory power of the ritual drumming and singing. One can hear the sounds of nature while processions begin across the landscape further giving the effect of an audio memoir.
  For the first time in almost 40 years, this long out-of-print cult classic is now available in a limited edition featuring a beautiful screen printed cover by Grant Corum, risograph insert with liner notes, original cover art by Teiji Ito and mastered for the first time by Timothy Stollenwerk.

 

Randy And The Randie’s – S/T LP – 16 euros
      RANDY AND THE RANDIES, a garage punk band was originally formed in late 1979. They are of the Portland music lineage traced back through Jennifer to FORMICA AND THE BITCHES and the Neo Boys, becoming the strange little brother band to these more famous UNDERGROUND greats.They were privileged to be a part of the early PORTLAND DIY scene, and helped redefine what it meant to be in a band. With instruments provided by FRED & TOODY COLE, the same way many emerging outfits got their start, the band was off and running. Included in Mark Sten’s book, ALL AGES: THE RISE AND FALL OF PORTLAND PUNK ROCK, 1977-1981; the band’s original cassettes and 8-track recordings were recently remastered by MIKE LASTRA. And, in 2015, Jennifer Lobianco, along with her former band, Neo Boys, were inducted into the OREGON MUSIC HALL OF FAME.
The album was pressed locally at CASCADE RECORD PRESSING in a limited edition: 400 black vinyl, and 100 numbered-white vinyl. 

 

 

Poison Idea – Calling All Ghosts LP – 13 euros
    12 inch one sided, 5-song E.P. with laser etching on one side.  5 songs that feature the last recording session that Poison Idea ever did. Metal, punk, thrash, goth(?) It’s all here. Featuring the song “Calling All Ghosts” which was made into a video by VICE guy Brett Roberts, controversial MK-Ultra/’Manchurian Candidate” theme. Beautiful package, this.

 

POISON IDEA-Latest Will and Testament LP – 13 euros


The much overlooked « Latest Will and Testament » LP/CD Reissued/Remastered and Remixed. This 10yr anniversary reissue is the last Poison Idea album that Tom « Pig Champion » Roberts played on before his untimely passing. This collection of songs fit right in-between « Kings Of Punk » and « War All The Time ». First time this album has been officially had a domestic release. Don’t buy the much bootlegged european version. This is how the original pressing should have sounded! 

 

Poison Idea – War All The Time LP – 13 euros
    1987 was a pivotal year for Poison Idea. The underground was still trying to pick itself up off the floor after the release of ‘Kings of Punk’ the previous year. Out, was original drummer Dean Johnson and in were those “2 goons from Mayhem”: Eric “Vegetable” Olson, accompanying Pig for a dual-guitar attack and Steve “Thee Slayer Hippy” Hanford on the drums. The result is the masterful ‘War All the Time’ album. This record is an extension of PI’s avant-garde approach to hardcore punk. “The Temple” starts ‘WATT’ off at breakneck speed as the album twists and turns through the dark streets of Portland. Poison Idea has not gone metal, they’ve gone mad! The closing track, “Marked for Life”, sounds like classic film-noir cranked up to 11. With an album title lifted from a collection of poems by Charles Bukowski, how could it not be a great work of art? Limited edition Opaque Red Vinyl

 

Poison Idea – Darby Crash Rides Again LP – 13 euros
    This is a record of the demo tape that started it all. MRR and Pushead championed this as the best there was, when it came out. Extreme. Poison Idea’s first demo that was pressed onto an out-of-print single with added KBOO radio broadcasts and assorted live recordings. Full length Blue vinyl

 

Poison Idea – Legacy Of Disfunction Soundtrack LP – 13 euros
     You’ve seen the movie! Now here’s the soundtrack! ‘Legacy of Dysfunction’ is a ride on the carousel to oblivion, as we time travel back and forth through over 35 years of Poison Idea’s rip-snortin’, high volume arsenal of hardcore classics (chronological song order, be damned!) All the hits are here. Tunes such as “Plastic Bomb” (Jerry A’s Eastern-bloc stomp with that howling chorus), “Just To Get Away” and “Made To Be Broken” are on this record. ‘Legacy of Dysfunction’ also includes, never before heard, live and studio tracks. The live recordings are incredibly raw sounding (the opening track “Laughing Boy” is relentless), not unlike many of the live Stooges bootlegs released over the years on labels like Bomp! and Skydog. The unheard song ‘Names and Numbers’ is killer, plus bonuses such as the long out-of-print cover of the Wipers “Up Front” and excerpts of dialogue from the film, let you relive the experience again and again. Available on Vinyl

 

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100 Years, 100 Songs – An Alan Lomax Centennial Tribute – 6 LP Box Set – 90 euros

    Mississippi Records is proud to present a 6 LP box set featuring 100 of Alan Lomax’s finest field recordings.  Previously unreleased tracks by  Bob Dylan, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Southern Drum and Fife Corps, Bill Broonzy, Rosa Lee Hill, Dennis McGee, Jean Ritchie, Shirley Collins, Bukka White, Vera Ward Hall, The Georgia Sea Island Singers, Son House and many more.  55 unreleased tracks in all on this set!  Also features hard to find tracks by Skip James. Fred McDowell, Almeda Riddle, Duke of Iron, Jeannie Robertson, Bessie Jones, Texas Gladden, and more.
   This set was lovingly compiled by Nathan Salsburg from the Alan Lomax archive’s deep well of material. Only top notch recordings.  Set features –
 
– 6 LP’s in their own record sleeves highlighting beautiful photography from the Lomax Archive
– Remastered audio by Timothy Stollenwerk
– A 24 page booklet with many photos, an essay by Alan Lomax, a chronology of all of Lomax’s field recording trips, and liner notes by Nathan Salsburg.
– A heavy duty standard « candy box » style outer box.
 
   Limited one time edition of 1,000 copies.  Bound to go out of print soon, don’t sleep on this one!
 

 

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VA/ SECRET MUSEUM OF MANKIND – CENTRAL ASIA – 2xLP – 20 euros

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Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family – My Ancestors LP – 14 euros (STREAM)

Reissued many times before – this version has great remastered sound quality & a reasonable price tag! A truly incredible psychedelic African rock n’ roll record.  Blown out guitars, Black Sabbathesque heavy rhythms, garage rock sincere vocals.  It’s all here.  One of the greatest rock records you may ever hear.  One time small pressing not to be missed.   Old school « tip on » cover.

  

Abner Jay – True Story of Abner Jay LP – 14 euros (STREAM)
     A classic!  Abner Jay was a one man band with a style completely onto himself. His music harkens back to the sounds of the 1800’s (pre blues) but somehow sounds wholly modern at the same time.  Abner plays drums with his feet, electric banjo and harmonica and sings with one of the richest baritone voices you’ll ever hear, all at the same time.  This LP features the creme de la creme of Abners’ self released music from the 60’s and 70’s – hits like « I’m so depressed », « Vietnam », « St. James Infirmary, and « The Reason Young People do drugs. »  One of Mississippi Records absolute best titles hands down – back in print and available direct to stores only. « Tip on » cover and comes with 4 inserts – two informative pamphlets penned by Abner, Abner’s life story and a transcription of his jokes and banter.  Improved sound quality and cover clarity too!

Y PANTS – LP – 14 euros

    « Y PANTS was a three-woman New York band: BARBARA ESS, ViRGiNIA (VERGE) PIERSOL and GAIL VACHONS, all visual artists. They played in clubs, galleries and performance spaces between 1979 and 1982. They were “as idiosyncratic, edgy, minimal, wry and literate as post-punk no wave got. Furthermore, the fact that these were three ferocious and formidable females was not to be overlooked.”—Wolfgang Staehle,  
     Gail found a toy piano on the street and started jamming with Barbara on the ukulele. When they were invited to play a few weeks later at TR3 (the short-lived but influential downtown NY music club), they electrified their instruments and recruited the neophyte drummer Verge for percussion on a children’s drum set. Their first gig met with an unexpected wildly enthusiastic reception. The instrumentation was then rounded out with Barbara’s bass (former bands Daily Life and The Static), an African thumb drum, and a Casio keyboard for Gail. Verge’s initial Mickey Mouse toy kit soon fell apart and she cobbled together a modest trap set. They gained a following and soon recorded a four song EP produced by Glenn Branca for 99 Records. They often shared the stage with label mates the Bush Tetras, ESG, Liquid Liquid, Branca and other NYC “downtown” bands. This release includes their four-song debut EP and two songs never before available on vinyl: Magnetic Attraction (previously released on Tellus Audio Cassette), and the mysterious Kung Fu. In a NY Times review, John Rockwell wrote”…what really makes Y Pants a success is the actual sound of the instrumentals—raw and driving yet exotic and imaginative in terms of timbre and minimalist structure.”

 

  Y PANTS – Beat it Down – LP – 14 euros

      After the success of their debut EP, post-punk art rockers Y PANTS performed regularly in NYC and other East Coast venues. In 1981 they toured Europe for six weeks and upon return went into the studio to record their only LP, Beat It Down, released in 1982 on Neutral Records (Sonic Youth, Glenn Branca et al). The album extends the band’s signature pared down rollicking minimalism. The 10 songs are varied, using surprising and inventive instrumentation. The music is at once filled with a sense of longing and a fierce ironic rebellion. With exuberant precision they brandish their “toy” instruments and plaintive vocals in emotive expressions of female resistance.  In dustedmagazine.com, Seth Watter wrote of the album, “I love the sprightly keyboards of ‘The Fly,’ the gentle lyricism of ‘Lulu,’ the anger of ‘Beat It Down’ that comes through in the music’s shambling, atonal jangle. The songs covered a huge range of emotions with an entirely new syntax.”

HENRY THOMAS – Bull Doze Blues – LP – 12 euros (STREAM)

Idrissa Soumaoro – Ampsa – LP – 12 euros (EXTRAIT)
    A classic and seldom heard LP from Bamako!  Not just your average Malian LP, Ampsa features has to be heard to be believed organ, hypnotic guitar and amazing sweet vocals. A truly great LP and must have for fans of Malian music. A faithful reproduction of the original with the addition of liner notes by Florent Mazzoleni.  A co release with Singasongfighter.

V/A – I Woke Up One Morning In May LP – 12 euros
      A Mississippi Records blues compilation from way back when.  Made up of all time great 78’s from the late 1920’s and early 1930’s.  Some heavy duty tunes such as Sam Collins’ « Lonesome Road », The Kansas City Butterball Lottie Kimbrough’s « Lost Lover Blues », Buster Johnson’s « Undertaker Blues », Blind Blakes’ « Rope Stretchin Blues », Elvie Thomas’s « Motherless Child Blues » and many more.  All killer, no filler.  

secretmuseumvol1THE SECRET MUSEUM OF MANKIND Vol.1 – 2xLP – 20 euros (STREAM)

THE SECRET MUSEUM OF MANKIND – Vol. III – 2xLP – 20 euros (stream)

 

 

 

 

 

 

anxiouscolorV/A – Anxious Color LP – 12 euros

  Amazing compilation of basement and garage dwelling stranger than fiction psych rock recorded between 1966 and 1967.  The real underground sound of the 1960’s as you’ve probably never heard it before.  People making music by their own rules and influenced more by the spirit realm and the heavy weight of being alive than the pedestrian drug experiences that informed much of the 60’s popular music. A bit dark and a bit intense and a bit lo-fi but such is life.  Trust us when we say this one is essential. .

Ra Al Dee Experience  – ‘Diatessaron’ 12″ LP – 16 euros

   Ra Al Dee Experience derives it’s name from the two founding members: Ben Ya Min Al Dee and Mors Dalos Ra. The duo performs acoustic music with strong mystical content and uses oriental structures and themes within the construction of their music. 
The release comes in a heavy weight jacket and includes a printed inner sleeve and a two-sided poster. 

Marisa Anderson – Traditional and Public Domain Songs LP – 12 euros

    Originally released on Grapefruit records in a idiotically limited edition, reissued here with new tracks.  Marisa Anderson continues her streak of amazing solo guitar LP’s.  On first glance of the track listing you may feel like you’ve heard it all before – classic folk songs and anthems – but trust me, Marisa takes these tunes to places they have never been.  The vibe is heavy on this one.  The guitar playing is beautiful at points and intense at others.  Not for the faint of heart.  Comes with liner notes writen by Marisa herself!

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SCR-004 The 79rs Gang – S/T – 13 euros

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The 79rs Gang are Big Chief Romeo from the 9th Ward and Big Chief Jermaine from the 7th Ward, both of whom come from a lineage of Indian heroes and musical talent in New Orleans. After years of competition, they decided to collaborate to tell a unique story about past heroes, sewing and the foundations of Indian culture. With their deep knowledge of tribal history, and using nothing but vocals and percussion these young Big Chiefs bring a fresh perspective and musical power to the traditional songs of the culture as well as their originals.

 
 
 
 

Michael Hurley – Hi Fi Snock Uptown LP – 12 euros

   Reissue of Hurley’s 3rd LP. Originally recorded in 1972, this record finds Hurley exploring the full range of his stylistic canon and features some of his most loved songs such as « Water Train », « The Twilight Zone », « Eyes, Eyes » and « Blue Driver » A classic!   
 

hurleyMICHAEL HURLEY – Bad Mr. Mike – LP – 12 euros

A new LP by the great Michael Hurley!  Michael is one of the world finest and most prolific songwriters – and he’s still cranking out hits.  The well is far from dry. This LP features home recordings with Michael on guitar, banjo and organ.  Sublime and sometimes a little strange – a new classic for the ages. Songs include the Kentucky 3 – a beautiful instrumental medley of songs evocative of Kentucky, Charona – a great banjo ballad, Tender is the guitar – a mournful organ driven ballad, Boone and Jocko – a longstanding favorite epic from Michael’s live sets on record at last, Cuckoo Rock and Lo Bonney – two unique rewordings of traditional ballads, Dragging the Indian – a stark instrumental, and much more.  Don’t sleep on this work of genius.  Cover art by Michael himself.

Mdou Moctar – Sousoume Tamachek LP – 15 euros

Music for desert picnics. Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar delves into his more sensitive side with a minimal studio recording of dreamy ballads. Thumping calabash, droning guitars, and vocal overdubs evoke an imagined desert soundscape. All instruments and vocals performed by Mdou only, creating very personal and auteur sessions. Emotive and introspective, exploring themes of religion, spirituality, and matters of the heart. Songs that are difficult to place, lifted out of half remembered memory for one last time.

Fred McDowell – 1st Recordings LP – 12 euros (EXTRAIT)

     The frist recordings of Fred McDowell!  And, dare we say, his best?  Recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959 at Fred’s house while a storm raged outside, this is some of the most intense Mississippi blues you’ll ever hear.  Incredible slide guitar playing, comb playing (yup) and singing.  Fred McDowell is indisputably one of the greatest blues musicians of all time, and this is a shinning moment in his vast catalog.  Liner notes by Nathan Salsburg from the Alan Lomax archive.  A co – release with our friends Domino Sound.

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V/A – Lost Train Blues LP – 15 euros (STREAM)
   Lost Train Blues features 22 selections from the vast holdings of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, 13 of them have never been issued before. The record includes work songs, ballads, blues, political and union songs, guitar, banjo and fiddle music and Native American vocal music. These recordings were made between 1933 and 1950 and represent the birth of the folk music collections at the Library of Congress, now the largest repository of folk and enthographic holdings in the world. The record demonstrates the groundbreaking work of Alan Lomax and his father John Lomax, but also places them with the context of other important early field workers.
The deluxe record includes liner notes by Alan Lomax archive curator Nathan Salsburg, as well as a 14 page booklet with photographs and original research about each song, artist and folklorist. The cover features an original lithograph by artist Jeff Tocci. Each selection has been retransferred from original discs and tapes at the Library of Congress and has been carefully remastered by sound engineer Don Fierro making for the best possible audio fidelity.
 

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MRL-001/SS-004 Lewlewal De Podor – Yiilo Jaam LP – 14 euros (STREAM)

    Hailing from northern Senegal, « Lewlewal de Podor » is a Pulaar
guitar centric band that draws from the folk stylings of Fouta Toro.
Featured on last year’s compilation Ishilan n-Tenere, their first ever
full length ranges from mellow acoustic jam sessions to electrified
hip shaking concerts. Recorded by Christopher Kirkley. Comes with
booklet and portrait studio photo. Old school « tip-on » cover.
Co-release with Sahel Sounds.

 Lil Bob and the Lollipops – Nobody But You LP – 12 euros

   Great retrospective of Lil Bob and the Lolipop’s discography.  Classic Louisiana swamp soul / R& B, recorded in the early to mid 1960’s.  Includes the popular dance floor fillers  « I Got Loaded » and « Stop » as well as some real beautiful obscurities. Ballads and stompers to make life better.  Old school « tip on » cover.  
 
Tewolde Redda – Eritrea’s Guitar Pioneer – 14 euros
     From Asmara, Eritrea (formerly Ethiopia) Tewolde Redda revolutionized the sounds of traditional Eritrean music by amplifying his kirar, playing his Eko electric guitar, and recording six singles in the first part of the 1970’s. Including the first Eritrean songs to use a horn section, traditional songs reworked into his new sound, and originals influenced by radio broadcasts from the United States military base in Asmara, Kagnew Station, these ten songs originally released on the Philips, Amha, and Yared labels as 45’s show off his talents with stringed instruments, a talented back up band, and often the hand clapped beat shifting into double time near the song’s end. Tewolde’s thick, deep voice sings songs of love over somber and joyous tunes. Comes in a “tip-on” sleeve with extensive liner notes, lyrical translations, and unpublished photos. A co-release with Mitmitta Musika of Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.

marisaAMarisa Anderson – Into the Light – LP – 14 euros (STREAM)

On her newest release, ‘Into the Light’  Marisa Anderson leaves Appalachia and the Delta blues behind as she journeys west, into the heart of the sun. Written as the soundtrack to an imaginary science-fiction western film, the record’s ten songs trace the story of a visitor lost and wandering on the shifting borderlands of the Sonoran desert. ‘Into the Light’ is shimmering and cinematic, the pieces built around pedal steel, lap steel and electric piano as well as Anderson’s signature guitar sound.

AMPS FOR CHRIST – Plains Of Alluvial LP – 14 euros (STREAM)

    Never before reissued debut release by AMPS FOR CHRIST from 1995! Originally came out on cassette on Dennis Callaci’s SHRIMPER label.  Limited to only 600 copies
   The alluvial fans on the south side of the San Gabriel mountains are some of the biggest anywhere. I ended a twelve year relationship and moved into my friend’s house in east Claremont only about 100 yards from the San Antonio River, on the center of that giant alluvial plain. I made instruments in a falling down garage and in the front of the house built a studio. It was the end of me in MAN IS THE BASTARD and the birth of me returning to folk, but bringing hardcore and noise back with me. I started calling it Folk-core meaning folk and hardcore mixed together and Musnic meaning musical noise. I had at that studio a Hammond S-6 chord organ, pure tube electronics. with no mechanical tone wheel to derive the sounds. I circuit bent it to produce the sounds of bodrahns and bagpipes sounds I have always loved. It has 60-80 vacuum tubes in it! A small little organ designed by John Hannert for Hammond; and one was used on Magical Mystery Tour. I had been writing AMPS FOR CHRIST on all the amps and oscillators I made, so it ended up being my new name. The Plains of Alluvial felt meant to be, everything, the name, the recordings just seemed to fall in place. -Henry Barnes

O.K. JAZZ – The Loningisa Years 1956-1961 – 2xLP – 23 euros (EXTRAIT)

With this new compilation Planet Ilunga goes back to the very early days of O.K. Jazz, founded in 1956 in Léopoldville and disbanded in 1993. During the late fifties O.K. Jazz was the home of outstanding musicians such as Franco, Vicky, De La Lune, Edo Nganga, Dessoin, Kouka Celestin, Isaac, Brazzos, Mujos and many others. Together they created an unique and hair-raising take on rumba, cha-cha-cha, calypso, merengue and the band’s favourite rhythm: the bolero

From June 1956 to August 1961 the band recorded 320 tracks for the 78 rpm music label Loningisa. Despite earlier efforts from labels such as Crammed Disc, RetroAfric and African (thank you!), there is still a large part of the Loningisa back catalogue that remains hidden from the public. That’s why Planet Ilunga associated with Yves Luambo Emongo (son of Franco) and Julien Rocky Longomba (son of Vicky) and compiled 32 O.K. Jazz songs that were recorded between 1956 and 1961.

All songs on this compilation were originally released on 78 rpm records on the Loningisa label and most of the selected tracks were never reproduced after their original release. I tried to construct a tracklist consisting of different composers and different genres to show the diversity of this great band. Planet Ilunga collaborated for this release with a few 78 rpm collectors. I would once again like to thank them for sharing their rare records.

* 2LP vinyl: 32 tracks (total running time: 93:25)
* Comes with a 40-page booklet (in English) with lyrics in Lingala, lots of pictures and a closer look to this terrific band
* Full artwork gatefold album cover by Miadana Aurélia
* 180 gram vinyl
* Restored and remastered tracks
* Limited and numbered to 500 copies

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Poison Girls-Hex 12″ 45RPM EP – Water Wing13 euros(STREAM)

The Poison Girls were a force of nature. Spat out of the belly of the UK punk scene, the Poison Girls  paired up with a band down the street called Crass. The two bands played 100 shows together in the span of three years.They bonded on a conceptual and artistic way to approach punk. The Poison Girls were fronted by Vi Subversa, who was a child in the East end of London during the 2nd World War, an evacuee during the Blitz, became part of the Soho anarchist scene of the 50s, took part in the original CND march to Aldermaston, then a counter culture drop out of the 60s, finally founding herself in the mid 70s, aged 40, with two children, living in Brighton. Vi, along with Richard Famous, Lance D’Boyle and Bernhardt Rebours released HEX in 1979  on the bands own Xntrix label. It was a  12” 45rpm mini album and was released with the help of Small Wonder (Bauhaus, The Cure, Crass), a local independent record label. HEX was later reissued by Crass Records in 1981.The record was recorded at Southern Studios, produced by Penny Rimbaud, and engineered by John Loder, HEX is an extraordinary punk record which featured the group’s lineup that was to last for the following 2 years. Cameo appearances included Vi Subversa’s offspring Pete Fender and Gem Stone of Fatal Microbes and Eve Libertine of Crass. The album lays out the band’s concerns, in Vi’s searing lyrics, against a backdrop of deep, beautiful and sometimes scary music. Vi channels the anger and frustrations of any single mother living in what was (and still is) a mans’ world. From the opening salvo “If I had my time again, I’d like to come back as a man!” to the final “Reality Attack Reality Attack Reality” the record bristles with a fiery passion and intensity. The lyrics explore the expectations of normality, political correctness, pressures of conformity, pain and mental illness and the horrors of war. The music is diamond hard but with a tender edge, and the whole soundscape is overlaid with ‘found’ recordings of everyday life. Reissued for the first time in over 30 years with a sturdy tip-on gatefold cover.

Unknown Passage – The Dead Moon Story DVD – 13 euros

   A feature length documentary by Kate Fix and Jason Summers highlighting the wild career of Dead Moon!  The opposite of Spinal Tape – this is the realest rock n roll story you’ll ever hear and see.  Comes with tons of bonus footage extras! Celebrate the whole career of Dead Moon – from the early 60’s all the way up to the early 2,000’s.

Esther Suarez – La Bolognesina LP – 15 euros

     Esther Suarez, also known as La Ocrasina De Oro, is a popular Peruvian Huayno singer. La Bolognesina is one of her earlier albums, featuring reverbed vocals over Andean harps supplemented with light percussion and handclaps.  The album was recorded in 1981, with the title referring to her roots near the snow-capped Andean mountains of the Bolognesi province in the Ancash region of Peru. Peru experienced waves of mass rural-to-urban migration in the latter half of the twentieth century due to poverty and political instability, but with it also came an explosion in the popularity of the folkloric Huayno tradition.  An urban and modernized studio version of ancient indigenous Quechua folk traditions, Huayno became the soundtrack to the migrant’s experience of both hardship and homesickness. Esther Suarez’s clear and yearning vocals soar over galloping huayno rhythms, evoking the highlands of her youth with heartbreak, regret and melancholy, while simultaneously looking to a place where there is always a will to live and an invitation to dance. Truly some of the most beautiful music ever.

  Sister Irene O’Connor – Fire of God’s Love LP – 17 euros

    Wyrd War has reignited Sister Irene O’Connor’s mystical hymns of devotion and delivered them from the outposts of obscurity to be enjoyed once again on vinyl! Recorded by nuns Sister O’Connor and Sister Marimil Lobregat on electric organ, piano, guitar and heavy doses of reverb in 1973 at the Catholic Radio and Television Centre in Sydney, Australia, Fire of God’s Love is a haunting musical communion teetering somewhere between Hildegard von Bingen and The Space Lady…on the hills of Meggido! Fans of Wyrd War’s previous releases Music From Enchanted Forest and Wizards soundtrack will delight in these twelve sparse and perplexing songs of beatific whimsy and apocalyptic esoterica. Out of print since the 1976 U.S. repress, this extremely limited edition lovingly replicates the original Australian pressing album design and has been masterfully restored by Timothy Stollenwerk. This release is a benefit for Friends of the Columbia Gorge, the only Oregon non-profit entirely devoted to the preservation of one of the Pacific Northwest’s most cherished wilderness areas, to support the reforestation and continued protection of Eagle Creek in the aftermath of the September 2, 2017 fire that burned for three months before it was declared contained and extinguished. “Keep this little thought in mind my friend, existence in this world is not our end…”

V/A-GUITAR MOOD LP – 12 euros

First ever repress of the most mystical collection of rare and moody, early 1960’s guitar instrumentals from around the world! Features 16 tracks of pure instrumental delight and strangeness from TAKESHI TERAUCHI & HIS BLUE JEANS (Japan), LOS RELAMPAGOS (Spain), LES GUITARES (France), THE TRONICS (USA), LES FRANGINS (Belgium), THE JOKERS (Belgium), ELECTRIC JOHNNY & HIS SKYROCKETS (Holland), and TIMEBREAKERS (Holland & Java).

 

Range Rats – S/T LP – 13 euros

      Fred and Toody Cole’s (from Dead Moon, the Rats etc) country band recordings from 1987!  Great raw and rugged rocking’ country tunes recording during the break between the Rats and Dead Moon. Most songs with full band accompaniment, but two songs at the end with guitar, bass and an off kilter drum machine named « Rolly ».  Great lost recordings not to be missed.
 

V/A – Dont Sleep: Omutibo From Rural Kenya LP – 16 euros

    A compilation of uniquely Kenyan acoustic guitar songs, recorded in the homes and yards of Luhya musicians. In 2016, Cyrus Moussavi set out to learn the origins of Omutibo, a playing style invented by George Mukabi and adapted by his neighbors in a region that proved to be truly fertile for guitarists. These are the songs and stories of a golden era Kenya on the brink of independence, beautifully resurrected by the songwriters themselves over 50 years later. LP comes packaged in a deluxe metallic spot-color jacket, with an 8-page full color booklet featuring interviews, photographs, and lyrics in English and Luhya. Co-released by Raw Music International and Olvido Records.  

 

Olima Anditi – Where Else Would I Be? LP – 16 euros

   Olima Anditi is a blind guitarist known throughout Western Kenya. He travels the trucking routes along Lake Victoria, playing haunting, gorgeous tunes passed down through generations of artists. He’s a local legend, and his Luo tales of love, morality and politics are widely known and loved.  This intimate session, recorded at Olima‘s rented room in Kisumu, Kenya in 2010, is being released for the first time on vinyl.Packaged in a deluxe spot -colored jacket with an 8 page booklet featuring an essay on the convoluted origin story of Olima Anditi and lyrics in English and LuoCo-released by Raw Music International.  ONE TIME PRESSING OF 500 COPIES. 
 
Shelley Short – Pacific City LP – 12 euros (STREAM)

   New LP from one of Portland’s favorite singer songwriters.  Very spare arrangements and very pretty songs.  Shelly has been on the scene for a long whiles and we dare say this is her finest record to date.  Limited edition of 500 copies.  Co-release with Flippin’ Yeah Records in Australia.
 
 

 Peter BuckWarzone Earth LP – 10 euros

     New LP from Peter Buck! Steeped deep in the roots of Garage rock, Peter‘s third solo record rolls out strong. Some dark and personal lyrics and some heavy vibes preside….but overall – it’s rock and roll.  Features musicians from all kinds of beloved bands and lineages.  (Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin, Kurt Bloch, Chris Slusarenko, Krist Novoselic, Jeff Tweedy, Annalisa Tornfelt, Chloe Johnson, Kristin Tornfelt…..yep).

      Record comes in two different cover editions – both designed by none other than Mingering Mike – maybe the greatest album cover designer of all time!  (the majority of his artwork was recently bought in whole by the Smithsonian).  Comes with liner note insert.  

 

Peter BuckI Am Back To Blow Your Mind Once Again LP – 10 euros

Peter Buck of REM, Baseball Project, Minus Five, and a million other projects fame is back with a new set of rock and roll.  All done the old fashioned way – direct tape cut to lathe cut to vinyl. This time around we have everything from garage rock to psychedelic soundscapes to pretty ballads. All new tunes that will treat you right.

 Ashley, Clarence – Live and in Person LP – 15 euros
   Clarence Ashley: Live and In Person is the first all-new album in over 50 years by the legendary singer and banjo player who helped introduce old time country music to audiences throughout the nation.  Clarence Ashley (1895-1967) recorded for Columbia Records in 1929, was featured on Harry Smith’s “Anthology of American Folk Music” in 1952, and toured the US in the 1960s.     Jalopy’s vinyl-only release was produced in 2016 by Peter K. Siegel, from tapes he personally recorded in 1963 at the Greenwich Village folk club Gerdes Folk City. All 14 tracks are being released for the first time on March 1, 2017.  John Cohen, founding member of The New Lost City Ramblers, wrote the liner notes and provided never-before-seen photographs of Ashley in Greenwich Village. A 16-page illustrated booklet includes additional notes by Peter K. Siegel and Eli Smith.     Live and In Person is Clarence Ashley’s first and only live album. He is accompanied on the album by guitarist Tex Isley, a member of Charlie Monroe’s Kentucky Partners.

 

George Mukabi – Furaha Wenye Gita LP – 16 euros

An almost mythical giant of African guitar, whose reinvention of acoustic fingerstyle quickly spread from western Kenya throughout East Africa, before his tragic death in 1963. Spellbinding guitar lines, sweet harmony vocals, every melody an instant classic, and a life story steeped in legend. 12 song LP comes packaged in a deluxe spot-color jacket, with a 12-page full color booklet featuring an oral history by Mukabi’s family and peers, and lyrics in English and Swahili. Co-released by Raw Music International and Olvido Records.

 
 

flame100Bobby BeauSoleil – Lucifer Rising LP – 15 euros

   Forty years or so ago Bobby BeauSoleil conceived of the music for Lucifer Rising as a single continuous piece of music, a 45-minute rock symphony. Despite the rigors and challenges imposed by his imprisonment he delivered his psychedelic opus, fully realized, and presented it as a complete work on LP in 1979.  This commemorative reissue on the Ajna label on is faithful to the artist’s original conception, restored to a seamless whole by returning to the nascent mix tape and giving it a fresh mastering for the ultimate in audio fidelity.
 
 
 

  Abronia-Obsidian Visions/Shadowed Lands LP – 14 euros

Debut LP by Portland Oregon sextet!
One can find evidence of a pretty broad array of musical touchstones on Abronia’s Obsidian Visions/Shadowed Lands: Morricone Spaghetti Western soundtracks, spiritual free jazz, Tuareg guitar bands of the Sahara, drone metal, 70’s Krautrock, Ethiopiques, Glenn Branca, outlaw country, various tribal music, 60’s psychedelia, and maybe even a little 80’s goth.
Recorded onto 2” tape by Jason Powers (Grails, Moon Duo etc.) at the venerable Type Foundry Recording Studio, this album is a document of the first five completed compositions by the six piece. Replacing your standard drum set with an early 70’s 30″ marching drum, which proves to be a proper centerpiece for the guitars, lap steel and saxophone to create mesmerizing and sometimes cacophonous soundscapes. Everyone gathered around the drum and played together, with minimal overdubbing. It’s a snapshot of a band coming right out of the gate with a powerful, realized vision, that in actuality was a long time coming for this group of veteran players.
Abronia is Keelin Mayer (Saxophone/Vocals) Benjamin Blake (Guitar) Andrew Endres (Lap Steel) Amir Amadi (Bass) Eric Crespo (Guitar/Backing Vocals) James Shaver (The Big Drum/Percussion/Melodica)

 

V/A – I Am On the Battlefield For My Lord : Jamaican Gospel vol. 3 LP – 18 euros
     Third volume of this still largely unheard, amazing music. Absolutely
stellar performances from the Heavenly Dreamers, Otis Wright, and many
more. Lovely silkscreened covers, edition of 450.

Rev. Lonnie Farris: A Night at the House of Prayer’ LP – 16 euros
    All music culled from small artist-run label 45s issued in the 1960s.
Absolutely sublime gospel, from stomp to ethereal jams and back again,
and all starring Farris’ killer slide guitar. Hand stamped covers,
each unique, edition of 450.

V/A – The Gospel Soul Of Detroit: Sacred Sounds from the Motor City LP – 16 euros

     Expertly compiled by musician and gospel historian Michael
Hurtt, this overview of Detroit gospel from 7″s is years in the
making, and well worth the wait. Cumberland River Singer Singes, the
Trumpelettes, Jericho Travelers, Rev Drayton, Pure Heart Travelers,
and more. Stellar from start to finish. Non-subscriber titles from the
Knight Foundation-supported Detroit Gospel Reissue Project. Retail
copies, limited to 450.

 

hemphillJessie Mae Hemphill – S/T LP – 14 euros

     Compilation of great recordings by Jesse Mae Hemphill. Mississippi Hill Country blues at there finest.  Jessie Mae rocks out on the electric guitar with minimal percussion.  By far some of the best blues recorded in the 80’s.  Jessie Mae is the granddaughter of the great Sid Hemphill and the torch bearer of one of the most beautiful traditions in the world of music. Co-release with Moi J’Connias. (This LP was previously released by them with a different cover)
 

marisa Marisa Anderson – Mercury LP – 12 euros (STREAM)

 
 

Les Freres Megri – ST LP – 16 euros
    Les Frères Mégri was a Moroccan rock band formed in Oujda, Morocco in the late 1960’s. The band consisted of four members, the three brothers, Hassan, Mahmoud, Younès and their sister Jalila Mégri. Before the creation of the band, the Megri brothers were popular session musicians, composers and producers in Morocco starting in the late 50’s.
    In the early seventies, Hassan and Mahmoud released four singles as Les Frères Mégri. « El Harib/Heya Essamra », « Galouli Ensaha/Kellemtini », « Sebar / Ououd Ou Chouk » in 1971 and « Sabar / Chaaltiha Nar » in 1972. This LP, their second album, simply titled Younes Hassan Mahmoud, was a collaboration between all three brothers, was released in 1974.  They re-recorded some of the singles tracks with Younes and the result is one of the finest examples of the early 70’s progressive, psych, folk sounds coming from North Africa and beyond.  This is an album that stands as a high point for the genre globally.  A baroque folk approach that demonstrates utterly mesmerizing results, psychedelic, electric guitars, sitars, bongos, swirling multi-tracked vocals that sound like prime era Fairport Convention/Pentangle/Trees and the 1st two Pink Floyd albums.  It is of that pedigree.   A holy grail LP that has been near impossible to locate for over 40 years.  Beautifully re-mastered, its presented here in its first ever reissue.  Limited ed. of 500 copies.

 
 
 

FERDINAND RICHARD – En forme ! – LP – 12 euros

Hilarant et incroyable projet du chanteur d’Etron Fou Leloublan !

 
 

THEME & Jean Hervé Pérou & Zsolt Sorés – Poison Is (Not) The Word – LP – 12 euros

BRIAN CONNIFFE / SUZANNE WALSH / DIARMUID MACDIARMADA – LP – 12 euros

 
 

Malvina Reynolds – S/T LP – 12 euros

    A timely record, if there ever was one.  Malvina Reynolds started writing songs in her late forties and her first LP came out in 1962. A labor organizer and activist in a lot of other movements, Malvina wrote many beautiful songs and was greatly admired by Bob Dylan.  She is best known for her tune « Little boxes » and for appearing on Sesame Street frequently as the character « Kate ».  Here we have 12 unreleased gems by Malvina – demo’s she made in the mid 1970’s that have never seen the light of day!  And – the good news is – they’re great!  Songs about the woman’s, gay, race and labor struggles and a couple love songs too.  Just Malvina and guitar (and one song with her daughter Nancy and piano).  Limited edition of 500 copies.  A co-release with our friends at Singasongfighter.  
 
 

Anna Makirere – Tiare Avatea LP – 15 euros (STREAM)
     The lone recordings of teenaged vocalist Anna Makirere of Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Sung in close harmony in Māori Kuki Airan, Tiare Avatea pairs Makirere’s casual yet masterful vocalizations with virtuoso accompanists. Somewhere between slack-key and flat-picked, the brilliant guitar work is seasoned tastefully with sunburned effects. Translating literally to “Afternoon Flower,” this radiant collection of originals and traditionals was issued regionally on cassette in 1981. It remains a unique look into Cook Islands sound and style.

 

shake-sugaree-5012a7135d16dElizabeth Cotton – Shake Sugaree LP – 17 euros (VIDEO)

     Elizabeth Cotton’s second and most varied LP.  Features some her greatest performances.  Elizabeth Cotten is one of the absolute best folk musicians of all time and this is an essential document.  Blues, ballads, breakdowns and folk songs as only Elizabeth could play them.  This is a limited edition with a « tip on » cover and 180 Gram vinyl.
 

LITA – 050Johnnie Frierson – Have You Been Good To Yourself? LP – 18 euros

      You may be wondering, why is Mississippi distributing a Light in the Attic release out of nowhere?  Well – this record is so good and so up our alley, we had to feature it on distro list to make sure our customers were aware of it.  
     Johnnie Frierson was soul singer Wendy Rene’s brother – penned the all time great « After Laughter Come Tears » with her and sang in her back up band – the Drapels.  Here we find Johnnie’s home recorded material originally released on cassette in the early 70’s.  Unusual gospel and affirmation songs played solo on electric guitar and lightly stomping and tapping foot. These are incredibly intimate and beautiful recordings not to be missed!  The song writing is top notch and it bleeds with soul and sincerity like you won’t believe.  « Tip on » cover and liner notes included.  
   More Johnnie to come soon!  A major artist to be reckoned with…..
 
 
 

V/A – See My Friends Comp. – Secret City Volume 1 LP – 12 euros

   In an effort to support some local bands who loom large in the Portland musical waters, Mississippi is offering some local modern weirdness for distribution for a limited time.
    Pop document of 4 PDX bands. Independently and collaboratively written, recorded, and assembled in rapidly gentrifying inner SE PDX, wherein despite old-guard punditry and escalating defections to New York and Los Angeles music continues to not be extinct, flourishing here and elsewhere as of press time February 2016. Featuring two tracks each from MOPE GROOVES, HONEY BUCKET, SUPER HIT, and LAMEBRAIN.
 

  Jeich Ould Badu and Ahmedou Ahmed Lewla – Top WZN LP – 15 euros
     Instrumental synth and lute from the Sahara desert. Playful electronic drums combine with gothic tinged organ freakouts and quivering electric “banjo” to create an anachronistic trance music. Mauritanian WZN (literally “instrumental music”) has emerged as pop music, blaring out of taxi cabs and cassette shops throughout the country. These are two of the genres biggest stars: griot Jeich Ould Badu, playing a hacked traditional lute with built in phasers and pre-amps, and synth wizard Ahmedou Ahmed Lewla, on an Arabic scaled pitch bending keyboard. Hypnotic and infectious, transporting Mauritanian classical music into technological futures, like a drug free baroque rave under the open air of the Sahara. Originally released on cassette, this is the first international release ever of the celebrated regional genre. Vinyl edition of 500 with handmade covers.

 
 

birraALI BIRRA – Ammalele – LP – 10 euros

  
 
 

smegma-lpSmegma – The Smell Remains the Same (Singles 90 – 95) LP – 10 euros

 

junglenausea Jungle Nausea -« S/T » LP – 14 euros

Jungle Nausea formed at the dawn of the 80s when some members of SMEGMA recruited other Portland new-music enthusiasts (including poster artist Mike King) for a project that would combine punk, new wave, American roots music, and a sense of humor. They weren’t much like the other local bands of the era, but that wasn’t what they were going for. Instead they found their own twisted path, playing the heck out of their mix of conventional and homemade instruments and getting unintended sounds out of their rhythm machine. The live shows were few, but incredibly memorable. This release combines their 1982 EP in its entirety, and a whole side of unreleased live and studio tracks. All tracks engineered by the legendary Mike Lastra of SMEGMA.
Co-released by Community Library    LIMITED TO 600 COPIES
 
 

poisongirlsPoison Girls -« Where’s the Pleasure » LP  – 14 euros

First released in September 1982 on their own Xntrix Records label, ‘Where’s The Pleasure’ was described by Johnny Waller in the magazine Sounds as « The last great punk record ». The record came out of a period of change for Poison Girls. A new house, a new bass player, a completely new set, and, with it, a determination to challenge the expectations of their audience. What resulted is an outstanding collection of songs. Vi Subversa’s lyrics seamlessly make the personal political, and the political relevant to everyday life. The music bristles with inventiveness. What we hear is a band at the top of their game, exploring different styles and enjoying themselves in the process. It is Poison Girls flexing their musical muscles, rediscovering their roots, and connecting with the true spirit of punk, which is of course, unbridled, messy and adventurous creativity. ‘Where’s The Pleasure’ is a truly wonderful achievement by a truly unique band.  LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES

 

 

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Sun Foot – Round dice fried combo LP – 12 euros (STREAM)

 Contemporary art rock band.  A strange mix of minimalism, catchy pop music and damage.  Sun Foot are a true underground band worthy of recognition.  The drums suggest a drone and simplicity somewhere between Bo Diddley and Tibetan music.  The angular guitar and bass are somehow easy to listen to and…dare I say…fun.  This LP is a distillation of Sun Foots song catalog – a « greatest hits » of sorts and nice introduction to their progressive world.

  Recorded and produced by none other than Joe Goldring (of The Enablers and producer of many San Francisco bands) at Coast Studios.  Album cover designed with heavy art contribution by David King, designer of the iconic CRASS symbol.  Ron Burns (formally of Smog, Hot Spit Dancers ), Chris Johanson (visual artist, formerly of San Francisco’s Deep Throats) and Brian Mumford (Dragging an Ox through Water, Jackie-O Motherfucker) make up Sun Foot. Co release with Awsome Vistas

billy   Billy Childish – The 1982 Cassettes LP – 14 euros (EXTRAIT)
Charging up the hill towards our summit endpoint, we’d like to conclude this Medway reverie with
BILLY CHILDISH’s first solo album, recorded in 1982 but issued in 1988 by Hangman. Raw, uncompromising,
and putative, lonesome and hypnotic and savage. This and the Jack Ketch LP are two that we know Medway
enthusiasts will be happy to see included here. Remastered from the original tapes and pressed in a one-time
edition of 500 copies.

 

headcoatsdeadHeadcoats – Brother Is Gone….But Fly Is Dead LP – 14 euros (EXTRAIT)

Incendiary covers set from THEE HEADCOATS, wherein they take a walk with the ghosts of all manner of punk standards. Remodernist takes on the Clash, Buzzcocks, Johnny Moped, Electric Eels, ATV, Small Faces, Bo Diddley, and many many more. Remastered from the original tapes and pressed in a one-time edition of 500 copies.

 

 

crystalMyslajekCrystal Myslajek -« Circadia » LP – 14 euros (STREAM)

       Captured in the depth of a Minnesota winter in a room equipped with two grand pianos, Crystal Myslajek produced the six track opus that is Circadia. Circadia is a contemplative, intuitive and luminous album of slowly unfurling arrangements for piano, voice, bass, drums and modular synthesizer. Myslajek (formerly of ethereal art-rock trio BRUTE HEART) is a Minneapolis-based performer and composer. Her compositions blend haunting vocals with minimalist classical piano, punctuated by bowed and plucked double bass, and sparse percussion. The sweeps and tones of a modular synthesizer articulates the colors already present in this modern achievement of musical production. Featuring Liz Draper (double bass), Chris Hepola (percussion and piano), and John Marks (modular synthesizer).
 

D&T_cover_front  Darby and Tarlton – S/T LP – 14 euros (EXTRAIT)

     Some of the more blues inflected country performances of the late 1920’s – ear;y 1930’s were made by Darby and Tarlton. This LP is a collection of some of their finest tunes.  Very popular in their time, the pair recorded tons of blues, country ballads, and standards. Jimmy Tarlton’s voice sours in the higher registers while Tom Darby holds it down with his almost droney low registered voice.Both play some fancy slide guitar work that veers towards the Hawaiian sound to accompany these severe emotional duets.  Hit’s include « Down in Georgia on a Hog », « Birmingham Jail », « Lonesome in the Pines », « The Rainbow Division », « My Little Blue Heaven » and many more.
      Limited one time pressing of 500 copies, housed in a beautiful silk screened cover. Available only direct to stores.
 
 

moctarAkounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai – DVD – 15 euros (TRAILER)
The first ever Tuareg language fictional film, based on the legendary rock-u-drama “Purple Rain,” Akounak explores the world of a musician trying to succeed in the raucous subculture of the Niger guitar scene. The protagonist, real life musician Mdou Moctar, must battle fierce competition from jealous musicians, overcome family conflicts, endure the trials of love, and overcome his biggest rival – himself. Carried by stunning musical performances from Mdou, the film is a window into modern day Tuareg guitar and an experiment in participatory ethnographic filmmaking. In Tamashek with English and French subtitles; 75 minutes, all region DVD, NTSC format. Limited edition of 1000 copies.

 

V/A-Fanafody LP – 10 euros

The second volume of recordings in our series of Madagascar music. From the archives of Montreal recordist, Charlie Brooks. While containing some similar artists as volume one, Fanafody focuses more on his second trip through the island during 2002 featuring violin players and throat breathing singers. Includes extensive photography and liner notes booklet.

 

 

 

NEO BOYS – Sooner or Later – 2xLP (coprod Mississippi & K Records) – 16 euros (stream)

 

 

 

yost_phil~~_touchwood_101bPHIL YOST – Touchwood’s Dream – LP – 15 euros (STREAM)

UralThomasAndThePain URAL THOMAS AND THE PAIN – 2xLP – 22 euros

At last!  A new LP by Portland’s own Ural Thomas and the Pain!  Ural has been working hard since the late 1950’s making soul music. This LP is a showcase for his new band, the Pain, as well as an overview of his storied career.  Record A features Ural and the Pain ripping through some of their best material.  A full tight soul band, in the tradition, backing up a truly great soul singer with his powers still intact. Record B features a career overview of Ural‘s work – from the early 1960’s through to 1970.  Rocking R & B, soulful ballads, and an « experimental » track.
   Also included is a booklet with archival photos and a long interview with Ural where in he touches on his times opening for Otis Redding and James Brown, working in the Portland community, building a house out of things he dragged out of the Willamette River and much more.
   Very limited edition of this LP. 950 available worldwide. Gatefold old school « tip on » cover with a booklet.  One of Portland’s most beloved live bands LP premiere.  Don’t sleep on it!
 

harmonicafrankHarmonica Frank – S/T LP – 14 euros (EXTRAIT)

     One of the more curious country / blues / early rock n’ roll performers – here we have a collection of all of the recordings of Harmonica Frank made between 1951 and 1954.  Frank plays many types of folk music and is a mimic, effortlessly switching from humorous hillbilly ballads to deep country blues.  With his self-taught harmonica technique, he was a one-man band, able to play the instrument without his hands or the need for a neck brace. While also playing guitar, he perfected a technique of manipulating the harmonica with his mouth while he sang out of the other side. He could also play harmonica with his nose and thus play two harmonicas at once. On this LP we find early proto rock and roll, country blues, weird humorous recitations (with generous « eephing » solos), and some country music. This record might be difficult for some to listen too….
     Limited one time pressing of 500 copies, housed in a beautiful silk screened sleeve.
 

 

 

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MRP – 062 DeZurik Sisters – Sing and Yodel Their Greatest Hits LP – 13 euros (STREAM)

The Dezurik Sisters (Also known as the Cackle Sisters) were Carolyn and Mary Jane Dezurik – two absolutely amazing sisters with soaring voices that must be heard to be believed.  Here we have the first ever LP of tracks by these two incredible entertainers. The ladies sing, yodel and cackle some of the most impressively acrobatic vocal performances you will likely ever hear in your life.  Beautiful and novel country tunes to warm your heart and make you feel alright.  This LP contains the only 3 78’s released by the Dezurik‘s as well as selections from their radio broadcasts as the Cackle Sisters.  A great unsung but important chapter in the history of country music. Old school « tip on » cover and liner notes with archival photos and interviews.

 
 
 
 

lithicsLithics – Borrowed Floors LP – 14 euros (STREAM)

   Lithics is a four person minimalist punk band from Portland, Oregon formed in late 2014. Over the last year and a half they have refined a sound focusing on interlocked bass and drum rhythms paired with shrill guitar counterpoint and stark female vocals. While counting Wire, The Fall, Devo, Pylon, The Shadow Ring, and Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band as reference points, the band’s concerns are contemporary and urgent. An injection of uptight, nervous energy into the reverb drenched complacency of today’s musical underground.  « …basically the stuff of my post-punk dreams, with needles-and-pins guitar lines jabbing and competing for space with minimalist, meditative bass/drums synchronization and coolly detached female vocals that drift somewhere between the twin inspirations of Allison Statton of Young Marble Giants, and Vanessa Briscoe of Pylon. » – Erika Elizabeth, Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll #392.
 

MRP-050 S.E.ROGIE – The Sounds Of S.E. Rogie LP – 12 euros (audio)
At last!  A reissue full LP of the legendary Palm wine guitarist SE Rogie’s early work.   Truly beautiful songs from the 1960’s ranging from sweet acoustic solo numbers to blazing full band electric music.  SE Rogie had a very long & pioneering career in Sierra Leone. His songs are some of the most beautiful ever – gentle & lilting timeless melodies.  One of the greats.  A co-release with our friends at the Domino Sound label.

 

 

 

 

 

jessefullerJESSE FULLER – Working on the Railroad – 10 » – 12 euros

 

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DEAD MOON – Crack in the system – LP – 1994 – 12 euros (STREAM)

 A true Dead Moon classic.  One of their most beloved LP’s.  Features the mega hit ‘It’s Okay’ along with other classics like Day After Day,
Cast Will Change, Unknown Passage, and the best version of TImes They Are Changin’ ever recorded!  All hits, no misses on this one.
Timeless.  Lovingly remastered by Timothy Stollenwerk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Fire Dept – L’Oeuf D’or LP – 14 euros (EXTRAIT)
Fire Dept (out of Cambridge) burn it down on both sides of this (their debut) album, lost in time and packed with ace songwriting, molten guitar playing, and covers of bands that are still unknown to squares in this so-called sophisticated age which we now find ourselves. Recorded at Toerag, produced by Billy Childish (who also did the sleeve art), and issued on his Hangman’s Daughter label in 1995. All hail Fire Dept.  Reissued in close collaboration with Billy Childish, Neil Palmer and Damaged Goods Records. Limited edition of 500 copies.

 

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Jack Ketch & the Crowmen – Brimfull of Hate LP – 14 euros (EXTRAIT)
Possibly the most sought-after Billy Childish related LP,  Jack Ketch & the Crowmen were (to our knowledge) a one-off group, with Billy, Bruce and Bertie out of the Milkshakes. Brutal basement executioner styles abound here, dark songs from a dark place. Incredible and mysterious, not surprising for a group named after Britain’s most infamously inept hangman. For the believers.  Reissued in close collaboration with Billy Childish, Bruce Brand and Damaged Goods Records. Limited edition of 500 copies.

 

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V/A – The Emotional, Cosmic & Occult World Of Joe Meek LP – 12 euros (STREAM)
      A trip through the productions of pioneering genius Joe Meek.  Here we have a mix of hits that have appeared on comps before and real out there obscurities.  Designed to be highly listenable.  Never a dull moment amongst these songs that cover subjects close to Joes’ heart such as Vampires, Love (and the lack of it), Death, Outer space, the Human soul, Buddy Holly, and more.  Artists featured are The Blue Rondos, The Blue Men, Jason Eddie and the Centremen, The Sound Offs, The Moontrekkers, Johnny Leyton, The Cryin’ Shames, Mike Berry, The Outlaws, Chick Lewis, Glenda Collins and even Joe himself warbling out a tune.

 

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KING AYISOBA – Modern Ghanaians – LP – 12 euros (EXTRAIT)

 

 

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NANCY DUPREE – Ghetto Reality – LP – 13 euros (STREAM)

 

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MRP – 069 Blind Uncle Gaspard and Delma Lachney – On The Waters Edge LP – 12 euros (STREAM)

12 great songs recorded by two of Cajun musics finest and most unusual artists – Blind Uncle Gaspard and Delma Lachney.  All songs originally released on 78 in the late 1920’s.  Fragile and dignified performances with French vocals accompanied by guitar or fiddle or sometimes both.  Impeccable ballads and breakdowns.  Old school  ‘tip on » cover.

 
 
 
 

V/A – I’m In A Strange Town – LP – 12 euros
    Compilation of top notch Gospel and blues recorded between 1927 and 1967.  A mix of very well known artists such as Blind Lemon Jefferson, Gary Davis and Robert Wilkins and more obscure folks like John Lee and Charles White.  A record filled with some of Mississippi Records favorite recordings – ripping guitar work outs, soulful ballads, loping drunken jug bands and more.  All songs are on the theme of travel, death and transcendence.  Got an existential crisis?  This may be the record for you.
 

Isaiah Owens – You Without Sin Cast The First Stone – LP – 13 euros
    A truly unique Gospel stylist – Isaiah Owens plays guitar and sings in his own very distinctive and otherworldly way.  Isaiah plays loud and with quite a bit of dissonance, his voice floating above beautifully.  This LP features some of his finest performances – captured from his radio broadcasts in Montgomery Alabama and from studio recordings.  We are very proud to present this material.  Liner notes by Kevin Knutt (of the greatest radio show of all time – Sinners Crossroads, as well as the Case Quarter label)

 

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AMPS FOR CHRIST – Circuits – 2xLP – 16 euros

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« Circuits was originally released in 1999 on the Vermiform label. It was well received, even charting on CMJ. Comprised of stellar originals, Scottish, English and North American folk songs and Child ballads, biblical lore, and choice pop folk cover tunes, Circuits is singular in its approach. Heavily referencing Steeleye Span and Pentangle’s moves in working with songs of the British Isles, as well as Jean Ritchie and North American Appalachian songlines in general, as well as DIY nosenik modalities, AFC uniquely adds to the history of these songlines. This reissue puts Circuits on vinyl for the first time as a deluxe double LP with a gatefold cover and a full bonus side of unreleased material . Circuits includes AFC collaborator Tara Tavi (ex-Blue Silk Sutures, Bastard Noise, Savage Republic, currently of Auto Da Fe) who plays yangqin (Chinese hammer dulcimer) and sings. Former Man Is The Bastard drummer Joel Connell plays tablas and percussion

 

 

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SA-01 V/A – The Widow‘s Joy  LP – 11 euros

 

 
    Sound American and Canary Records collaborate for « The Widow‘s Joy: Eastern European Immigrant Dances in America 1925-1930″, the first release of Sound American Records. Canary Records curator Ian Nagoski has crafted the ultimate Lemko party record as a labor of love for the forgotten music of the Austro-Hungarian diaspora in the midwest region of the United States. « The Widow‘s Joy » with a cover by Mississippi Records’ Eric Isaacson features the music that helped immigrant coal workers and laborers from the Austro-Hungarian region of Europe and moved to Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to work, live, and dance. Built on the backs of these workers, America has forgotten a large part of their musical culture, which has been overshadowed by more indigenous musical forms like blues, jazz, gospel, and folk musics from Appalachia. In a bid not to supplant these rich musics, but to add more to the story, Nagoski has tirelessly scoured huge collections of seemingly lost and forgotten 78 rpm records to rediscover and bring to light lost cultural gems like those found on « The Widow‘s Joy » and his recent smashing success, « To What Strange Place: The Music of the Ottoman-American Diaspora 1916-1929 »

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POISON GIRLS – CHAPPAQUIDDICK BRIDGE – LP+1 Sided 7″– 14 euros(STREAM)

CHAPPAQUIDDICK BRIDGE, the bands first full length, was originally released on Crass Records in 1980 and featured the same lineup as HEX. And like Hex, it shared the producer/engineer team of Penny Rimbaud and John Loder. This record sees Poison Girls at their most experimental stage. The songs dig deeper into the connections between the personal and political. Starting with an uncredited version of ‘State Control’ (one of the bands punkiest crowd pleasers) done in an ‘unplugged’ style, and ending with the similarly stripped down ‘Tender Lover’, this album broke all the rules of what a ’punk’ album should sound like. The songs are long. There are extended sonic workouts and codas, using synths, abused studio effects, electric violin, acoustic piano as well as ‘random’ electric guitar sounds and vocals. The mix has thundering drums up front that power the songs, and help create a barrage of rich sound.The lyrics speak of love, power, sexual politics, war and peace and most things in between. This is Vi at her most poetic, but with a razor sharp insight, and not holding back on using it. A truly original album. If it was removed, lost or destroyed, your original copy of Chappaquiddick Bridge came with a one-sided flexi disc containing the anthem « Statement ». This 2014 reissue also includes « Statement » as a proper one-sided 7″ vinyl. Sturdy tip-on gatefold cover.

 

 

 

 

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SHADY AND THE VAMP – As we told you earlier – 10 » – 12 euros (STREAM)

 

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MRP-076 Staple Singers – Will The Circle Be Unbroken? – LP – 12 euros (STREAM)

The second Staple Singers LP reproduced just as it was originally released in 1961.  Includes the seminal version of « Will The Circle Be Unbroken », the intense recorded live in church « Too Close », the uplifting « Don’t Knock », and the stunning « Downward Road ».  Spare and perfect arrangements featuring Pops Staples tremelo guitar, minimal percussion and the voices of the Staple Singers.  A true masterpiece of Gospel music.  Old school « tip on » cover. Two inserts – a small press photo and extensive liner notes by Opal Nations with archival photos.  A co – release with Yeti Records.

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MRP-078 Staple Singers – Swing Low – LP – 12 euros (STREAM)

The third Staple Singers LP reproduced exactly as it was originally released in 1962!  Some of the Staples finest songs including « I’ve Been Scorned », « This May Be The Last Time », « The Day Is Passed And Gone » and « Two Wings ».  Spare arrangements with Pop Staples stunning guitar work at the front, sparse percussion and the angelic voices of the Staple Singers.  One of the great masterpieces of gospel music.  Old school « tip on » cover.  Two inserts – a small press photo and extensive liner notes by Opal Nations with archival photos.  A co-release with Yeti Records

 

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ONE OF YOU – LP – 12 euros

A fascinating and unique collection of music by a Czech immigrant to Canada who wishes to remain anonymous. Side A contains tracks from 3 singles originally released on her own Scarab label in the early ‘80s, two under the name One of You and one credited to The Triffids. The One of You tracks are mournful and quietly intense, really something special. Mostly just organ and voice, they resemble a mix of outsider minimal Goth and a Czech-accented Nico, maybe. The instrumental Triffids tracks are slightly less spare, adding a touch of synth and percussion to the mix, and ending up a bit like low-key basement prog. Side B consists of Czech-language guitar-based demos recorded in the late ‘70s, and shows a bit more of an Eastern European folk-music influence, with occasional subtle folk-psych tinges and some spooky reverb. Amazing stuff. – Tony Coulter (WFMU) Comes with insert with lyric translations. Limited edition of 500

 

 

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