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.
Velvet Underground – The Legendary Guitar Amp Tapes Vol. 3 LP – 16 euros
Third and final installment of this massive trilogy of THE Legendary Guitar Amp Tapes. Recorded through a microphone jammed in the back of Lou Reed’s amp right around the release of their third album, The Legendary Guitar Amp Tapes are formidable in their unadulterated rock and roll fire and fury and a revelation for anyone who hasn’t paid close attention to Reed’s dynamic guitar playing which in this set is a monolithic roar, a pulverizing electronic kaiju (strange beast) grinding the whole universe into pebble and sand. Recorded at the Boston Tea Party, March 15, 1969. Paste-on covers. Limited ed. of 500 copies.
Sister Ray pt.1-7:55
Sister Ray pt.2- 18:25
Malvina Reynolds – S/T LP – 12 euros
Eureka Brass Band – Dirges LP – 12 euros
Recorded in a New Orleans alley on a Sunday afternoon in 1951. This is a truly unique field recording of a Jazz band playing dirges intended as a soundtrack to the parade to the graveyard during a traditional New Orleans funeral. It’s beautiful mesmerizing music and about as deep as it gets. The Eureka Brass band played hundreds of funerals – dirges to the graveyard and raucous joyous sounds on the way out. Here we have just the dirges. Some of the finest trombone, trumpet, sousaphone, clarinet, sax and drumming you’re likely to ever hear. Songs include Fallen Hero, West Lawn Dirge, Garland of Flowers and Eternity. A co-release with Singasong Fighter records.
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
SS-021 Various – Balani Show Super Hits: Electronic Street Parties from Mali LP – 14 euros
Compilation of popular modern electro music from Mali. High energy jams from « Balani Show » sound systems. A collage of cut up balafons and djembes over Kuduro and Coupé Decalé rhythms – interspersed with samples of drums, bells, and whistles. Heavy dance tracks from some of the top names in Balani Show, from old school originators to bedroom DJ innovators, a sampling of a music with over a decade of hits.
FUCKMORGUE – Dead, I Will Not Be Forgotten – LP – 12 euros (STREAM)
A rarity in all aspects, Grand Guignol crust. Raw melancholy, greasy melody and vicious urgency. This raucous blend of female-fronted gothic rock and post-hardcore with touches of black metal won’t be for everyone. An incredible, unique Black-Metal sound.
HAGGATHA – V – LP – 12 euros (STREAM)
Vancouver’s enduring traffickers of sludge defilement return with their third full length album and fifth solo release, appropriately titled “V”. Six tracks of churning riff demolition clocking in at almost 40 minutes in a sleek package that continues the core aesthetic of the band emblem, this time in a black on black motif utilizing a spot gloss UV print.
FERDINAND RICHARD – En forme ! – LP – 12 euros
Hilarant et incroyable projet du chanteur d’Etron Fou Leloublan !
FALL OF SAÏGON – LP – 12 euros
ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN – LIVE at the Rock in Opposition Festival – 12 euros
ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN – Batelages – 12 euros
ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN – Les trois fou’s perdégagnent (au pays des…) – LP – 12 euros
Kleenex/Liliput – First Songs – 2xLP – 20 euros
Legendary Swiss punk band from the late 70s. “You can’t dispute Liliput’s status as pioneers of feminist art-punk. Along with fellow travelers like the Slits and the Raincoats, this (mostly) female Swiss group took advantage of punk’s anything-goes attitude and created jittery, spirited pop that was both in step with the times and completely singular. The early material is a riot of exuberant energy, taking stylistic cues from peers like Gang of Four and Wire— propulsive bass, skittering pop rhythms, slashing guitars— and adding distinctive overlapping vocal patterns, which are sung, shrieked, and hiccupped in three languages and made-up dadaistic slang. More than 20 years on, it still sounds fresh.” – Lisa Gidley.
First Songs is a double gatefold LP that combines all the pre-1982 material, all 3 Kleenex singles, the first 2 Liliput 7″’s and all the originally unreleased material prior to Liliput’s debut LP. Liner notes by Greil Marcus.
Dead Moon’s 2nd LP. Great pop ballads sit side by side with heavy rock songs. A hit laden record featuring classics such as « Dead Moon Night », « A Miss Of You », « 54/40 or Fight », « Time Has Come Today », « Demona », & « On My Own ». Originally released in 1989, easily one of the top 4 rock records of all time. Remastered from the original tapes.
MRP – 067 V/A – Ghost Woman Blues LP – 12 euros (STREAM)
Compilation of absolutely must have country blues. A mix of well known artists playing their signature songs and more obscure musicians. Highlights include Bukka White’s elemental « Fixin’ to die », Lottie Kimbroughs’ seldom heard « Don’t Speak To Me », George Carters’ haunting « Ghost Woman Blues », Willie Browns’ existential « Future Blues », Monroe Moe Jackson’s wild « Go Away From My Door » and many more hits. The real stuff and some of Mississippi Records all time favorite tunes.
Elizabeth Cotton – Shake Sugaree LP – 17 euros (VIDEO)
KOSTAS BEZOS AND THE WHITE BIRDS – LP + CD – 14 euros (STREAM)
AMPS FOR CHRIST – Plains Of Alluvial LP – 14 euros (STREAM)
AGRIM AGADEZ – Musique Guitare de la République du Niger LP – 15 euros (STREAM)
SAD HORSE – LP – 10 euros (STREAM)
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
SPACE LADY – Greatest Hits LP – 14 euros
V/A – Uchronia: Field Recordings from Alternate Realities LP – 18 euros (STREAM)
Ethnographic documentation of a fictional Bamako where Abubakari II discovered America. Musical recordings of future manding, bamako nu-wave, hip hop visionaries, and the sounds of an imagined geography. Includes 60 page booklet of photographs. Collaboration between photographer Maciek Pozoga and musicologist Christopher Kirkley, and Bamako’s prominent artists, ethnologists, futurists, musicians, and designers. Soundtrack for the exhibition “Uchronia : The Unequivocal Interpretation of Reality.”
LITA – 050Johnnie Frierson – Have You Been Good To Yourself? LP – 18 euros
THE SECRET MUSEUM OF MANKIND Vol.1 – 2xLP – 18 euros (STREAM)
THE SECRET MUSEUM OF MANKIND – Vol. III – 2xLP – 18 euros (stream)
MRP-041 Dead Moon – Strange Pray Tell LP – 12 euros
One of Dead Moons all time classics, filled with some of their catchiest & most rousing songs. Rockers of the highest caliber such as ‘Destination X’, ‘Fire in the Western World’ & ‘Don’t look back’ as well as perfect ballads such as ‘You can’t do that’ & ‘Out in the blues’. An utter masterpiece of psychedelic rock straight from the heart. The most requested Dead Moon LP by Mississippi Records store customers!
V/A – See My Friends Comp. – Secret City Volume 1 LP – 12 euros
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.
Michael Hurley – Hi Fi Snock Uptown LP – 12 euros
ULAN BATOR – LP (gatefold cover) – 15 euros (STREAM)
Très belle réédition du premier disque d’Ulan Bator par le label Jelodanti Records. Ruez-vous dessus, il n’y en a que 400, ça va partir vite à mon avis…
HELVETE UNDERGROUND – Compilation – 2xLP – 15 euros (STREAM)
Hommage au label Helvete Underground, concepteur de 7 albums dont une compilation entre 1984 et 1988 à Genève, naviguant entre post-punk, industriel, synthétique et No-Wave.
Double compilation LP, édité à 300 exemplaires, pochette réalisée à la main, numérotée.
Bobby BeauSoleil – Lucifer Rising LP – 15 euros
ALI BIRRA – Ammalele – LP – 10 euros
V/A – The Devil Is Busy In Knoxville LP – 12 euros
Compilation of early gospel recordings spanning from 1927 – 1955. Sanctified blues by the Two Gospel Keys, Mother McCollum, Blind Rosevelt Graves, Lottie Bracey, Sister O.M Terrell & Rev. IB Ware, Beautiful slow country gospel by the Anglin Brothers & Delmore Brothers, Intense vocal performances by the New Gospel Keys, Elder Richard Briant & the Silent Grove Baptist Church Congregation, & much more! All killer no filler compilation that rocks hard & gets deep & sad too.
Jessie Mae Hemphill – S/T LP – 14 euros
SCR-004 The 79rs Gang – S/T – 13 euros
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.
Emahoy Tsegue – Mariam Guebru – S/T – LP – 14 euros
At last! The second LP in our ongoing series of releases from Mariam – Tsege Gebru! More 1960’s recordings of her truly unique solo piano performances. Mariam – Tsege Gebru is a true original – her playing is somewhere between Erik Satie, Debussy, liturgical music of the Coptic Ethiopian Church, and Ethiopian traditional music. It is some of the most moving piano music you will ever hear! All original compositions available for the first time on vinyl beyond the original early 1960’s editions, which are completely impossible to find. Old school « tip on » cover with gold foil printing. A must have master piece for anyone who needs some spiritual comfort.
Smegma – The Smell Remains the Same (Singles 90 – 95) LP – 10 euros
Jungle Nausea -« S/T » LP – 14 euros
Co-released by Community Library LIMITED TO 600 COPIES
Talahun Gessesse – Sima! – 14 euros
HYPERCULTE – LP – 11 euros (STREAM)
Rocks & Waves Song Circle – LP – 13 euros (STREAM)
Blind Owl Wilson – S/T LP – 14 euros
Poison Girls -« Where’s the Pleasure » LP – 14 euros
MRP – 087
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 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.
Headcoats – 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.
MRP-025 Tsege Mariam Gebru – Spielt Eigene Komposition LP – 13 euros (EXTRAIT)
A most unusual & stunning album. Tsege Mariam Gebru is an Ethiopian nun who has dedicated her life to helping others. She has been composing & playing music on the piano since the 1960’s. Her music is a unique mix of Western classcial music in the vein of Erik Satie, Ethiopian music & Religious Christian meditation music. On this reissue of her first LP, originally released in Germany in a very small pressing, we find Tsege Mariam Gebru playing her own compositions solo on piano. She plays with restrained grace & purity. The record invites repeated listening well & is filled with spiritual warmth. We are very proud to present this LP – culled from the monumental Ethiopiques CD series.
Delia Derbyshire/ Barry Bermange – Inventions for Radio: The Dreams LP – 14 euros (EXTRAIT)
« Dreams » was made in collaboration with Barry Bermange (who originally recorded the narrations). Bermange put together The Dreams (1964), a collage of people describing their dreams, set to a background of electronic sound. Dreams is a collection of spliced/reassembled interviews with people describing their dreams, particularly recurring elements. The program of sounds and voices attempts to represent, in five movements, some sensations of dreaming: running away, falling, landscape, underwater, and colour. Delia’s editing and repetition, together with her dissonant, often terrifying musique concrete soundbeds, make this distinctly uneasy bedtime listening. »
Crystal Myslajek -« Circadia » LP – 14 euros (STREAM)
Darby and Tarlton – S/T LP – 14 euros (EXTRAIT)
V/A – Ghost Memories – LP – 12 euros
Marisa 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.
Marisa Anderson – Golden hour LP – 12 euros (STREAM)
V/A – Running from the law – LP – 12 euros
Akounak 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 – Nouakchott Wedding Songs LP – 15 euros (STREAM)
Raucous and electrified wedding songs from the desert kingdom of Mauritania. Luxurious overload of microtonal scales, phaser pedals, and unpredictable polyrhythms. Documentation of a little known music scene where disparate influences meet in beautiful permutations. This is desert music as it’s performed – loud and unfiltered. Comes with 12 page full color booklet. Limited to 1000.
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)
PHIL YOST – Touchwood’s Dream – LP – 15 euros (STREAM)
URAL THOMAS AND THE PAIN – 2xLP – 22 euros
Harmonica Frank – S/T LP – 14 euros (EXTRAIT)
MICHAEL 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.
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.
Lithics – Borrowed Floors LP – 14 euros (STREAM)
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.
Azna de L’Ader – Zabaya LP – 15 euros (STREAM)
Archival recordings from Niger’s seminal psych-rock outfit, Azna de L’Ader. Intense shrieking solos, fuzzed out guitar, and hypnotic crashing drums. Equal parts Western rock and Bori possession music, West Africa’s answer to Zamrock. Playing in their home country for 40 years, but living in a remote region, this is the first ever official release.
JESSE FULLER – Working on the Railroad – 10 » – 12 euros
First full length album by one of the greatest gospel musicians of all time! Boyd Rivers was an amazing but unfortunately, little known gospel artist. Comparisons could be made to Charlie Jackson, but in the end not too many people sound anything like Boyd Rivers. Side one features Boyd playing stunning electric guitar & belting out 6 incredibly heavy songs. Side two finds Boyd playing acoustic guitar – a bit mellower but still impassioned. All the material on this album has never been released, with the exception of ‘Fire In My Bones’ – the title track of the Case Quarter 3 CD gospel compilation. It’s also on Mississippi’s ‘Last Time Around’ compilation. It’s somewhat unbelievable that Boyd has not been heard more out in the world – but so it goes. Mississippi are very proud to release this important document of a real visionary original. Includes liner notes by Amos Harvey. Old school ‘tip on’ cover.
DEAD MOON – Crack in the system – LP – 1994 – 12 euros (STREAM)
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
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.
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.
Rita Abatzi – I’m Burning, I’m Burning LP – 13 euros (STREAM)
Beautiful and haunting Greek urban songs recorded between 1933 and 1937. Rita has a haunting voice and is accompanied by stunning Greek master musicians. Includes classics such as Don’t Cry Anymore, In The River – My Clothes, Two Hearts Pained and Mother, Don’t Send Me To America. Insert with liner notes by Ian Nagoski. A co-release with Canary Records.
Robbie Basho-The Falconer’s Arm, Vol. 2 LP – 15 euros
1st time vinyl reissue, fully remastered, excellent sounding LP of Robbie Basho’s Facloner’s Arm, Vol 2, the second in a thematic series of works he recorded in 1968 for Takoma. The Falconer’s Arm pair of LPs is largely considered his best work, monumental pieces of folk guitar invention from the pioneer, guitar lines in unusual tunings influenced by both blues and Indian music. Limited edition of 500 copies.
KING AYISOBA – Modern Ghanaians – LP – 12 euros (EXTRAIT)
HENRY THOMAS – Bull Doze Blues – LP – 12 euros (STREAM)
NANCY DUPREE – Ghetto Reality – LP – 13 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.
Kesarbia Kerkar-S/T LP – 12 euros (audio)
One of the greatest Indian classical vocalists of all time. KEARBIA KERKAR rose up from the bottom of the caste system in India to become one of the countries most respected vocalists. These recordings from 1947 – 1953 are beautiful ragas not to be missed. First LP issue of her material to be available in the US. A real treasure for fans of our Abdul Karim Khan & Pandit Prannath releases. Beautiful detailed liner notes by IAN NAGOSKI complete with photographs & sacred Tantra art. Old school « tip on » cover.
Mdou Moctar – Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai OST – LP – 15 euros (STREAM)
AMPS FOR CHRIST – Circuits – 2xLP – 16 euros
« 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
PIERCED ARROWS – LP – 12 euros
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.
Poison Girls-Hex 12″ 45RPM EP – Water Wing – 13 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.
The Rats – S/T LP – Mississippi / Little Axe – 13 euros (STREAM)
First LP, recorded in 1979 by Portland punk legends – the Rats. Fred and Toody Cole of Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows, The Range Rats, The Weeds, The Lollipop Shop and a million other bands along with Rod Rat present a punk rock masterpiece. Stripped down and lo fi. The record has a slight psychedelic edge and some definite roots in early rock and roll. The record that started to define the aesthetic that would later inform what Fred and Toody accomplished with Dead Moon. Nuts and bolts great songwriting on songs such as Teenagers, World war 3, Social Indigestion and more.
Compilation of 78’s by Washington Phillips, in print again for the first time in over 7 years! Washington Phillips is one of the most unique gospel artists of all time. He played an instrument that was either the dolciola (a now extinct chimey sounding piano) or something entirely home made. No one knows for sure. Phillips sings with a beautiful voice and his instrument provides a celestial and otherworldly background. His songs are like lullabies straight from the spirit world to you. No one sounds like Washington Phillips and no house should be without a copy of this early Mississippi release.
MR – 005 V/A – Last Kind Words LP – 12 euros
The first Mississippi compilation, in print again for the first time in over 7 years! Here we have some of the absolute best performances of country blues and ballads ever put out. Early 78’s that speak of the universal human condition in a profound way. Artists include Geechy Wiley, Blind Wille and Kate McTell, The Blue Sky Boys, Lottie Kimbrough, Robert Petway, Memphis Minnie and much more. No typical blues riffs or boring standards here – just truly unique artists trancending time, space and culture to bring you a little piece of their souls. Cover art by Chris Johaanson and Johanna Jackson.
SCR-002 Stooges Brass Band- Street Music LP – 12 euros
Street Music is the second full-length album and first vinyl release for New Orleans legendary
STOOGES BRASS BAND. It showcases the band at a creative peak, performing some of the best
known tunes from live shows, including the powerful tribute to trombonist “Shotgun Joe” Williams
called Why They Had To Kill Him and their version of the O’Jays’ classic Family Reunion entitled
appropriately, Stooges Reunion. The STOOGES BRASS BAND sold out Brooklyn Bowl in
January and have played on stages from coast to coast, including Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Utah Jazz
Festival, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Blue Note Jazz Festival, Essence Fest, Lincoln Center, and
JFK Center. The urban brass band sound played by the Stooges follows in a direct line from
Congo Square in New Orleans’ 6th Ward (Treme) incorporating funk, modern jazz, and hip hop.
This is literally street music, and the Stooges stay grounded in those streets, playing second
lines on many a Sunday afternoon throughout the year. In 2012 they were named the “Best Contemporary
Brass Band” at the Big Easy Awards.
SHADY AND THE VAMP – As we told you earlier – 10 » – 12 euros (STREAM)
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.
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.
MICHAEL HURLEY – Back home friom Drifting Woods – 12 euros
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