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.
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
Range Rats – S/T LP – 13 euros
V/A – Don‘t 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
Peter Buck – Warzone 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 Buck – I 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.
Blind Owl Wilson – S/T LP – 14 euros
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.
Bobby BeauSoleil – Lucifer Rising LP – 15 euros
Abronia-Obsidian Visions/Shadowed Lands LP – 14 euros
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
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.
Jessie Mae Hemphill – S/T LP – 14 euros
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
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.
Malvina Reynolds – S/T LP – 12 euros
Elizabeth Cotton – Shake Sugaree LP – 17 euros (VIDEO)
LITA – 050Johnnie Frierson – Have You Been Good To Yourself? LP – 18 euros
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.
ALI BIRRA – Ammalele – LP – 10 euros
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
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.
Crystal Myslajek -« Circadia » LP – 14 euros (STREAM)
Darby and Tarlton – S/T LP – 14 euros (EXTRAIT)
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-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)
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.
JESSE FULLER – Working on the Railroad – 10 » – 12 euros
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.
KING AYISOBA – Modern Ghanaians – LP – 12 euros (EXTRAIT)
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.
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
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.
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
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