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  • Back In Anger - The 1995 Radio Transmissions - Vol. 1 Back In Anger - The 1995 Radio Transmissions - Vol. 1 Quick View

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    Back In Anger - The 1995 Radio Transmissions - Vol. 1

    The concert featured on this remarkable release finds the David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails playing at The Riverport Amphitheatre in St Louis, Missouri, on 11th October 1992. With the entire gig broadcast by local FM radio, the sound quality is second to none and the performance - by both artists - among the finest of the whole tour. This is the first installment of two from that landmark show.
    LP 1
    1.Terrible Lie
    2.March Of The Pigs
    3.The Becoming

    4.Sanctified

    5.Piggy
    6.Burn

    7.Closer
    8.Wish


    LP 2
    1.Gave Up

    2.Down In It

    3.Eraser 3:48
    4.Subterraneans

    5.Scary Monsters

    6.Reptile

    7.Hello Spaceboy

    Nine Inch Nails & David Bowie
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  • Back In Anger - The 1995 Radio Transmissions - Vol. 2 Back In Anger - The 1995 Radio Transmissions - Vol. 2 Quick View

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    Back In Anger - The 1995 Radio Transmissions - Vol. 2

    The concert featured on this remarkable release finds the David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails playing at The Riverport Amphitheatre in St Louis, Missouri, on 11th October 1992. With the entire gig broadcast by local FM radio, the sound quality is second to none and the performance - by both artists - among the finest of the whole tour. This is the second installment of two from that landmark show.
    LP 1
    1. Hurt
    2. Look Back In Anger
    3. I'm Deranged
    4. The Heart's Filthy Lesson
    5. The Voyeur Utter Destruction
    6. I Have Not Been To Oxford Town
    7. Outside
    8. Andy Warhol


    LP 2
    1. Breaking Glass
    2. The Man Who Sold The World
    3. We Prick You
    4. Joe The Lion
    5. A Small Plot Of Land
    6. Nite Flights
    7. Under Pressure
    8. Teenage Wildlife

    Nine Inch Nails & David Bowie
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  • Welcome Back To Milk Welcome Back To Milk Quick View

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    Welcome Back To Milk

    It's time for a revolution. Beth Jeans Houghton is dead. Du Blonde is born.
    Welcome Back To Milk is the Newcastle-born singer-songwriter's second
    album, but her debut as Du Blonde, and it's a complete reinvention: new name,
    new look, new band, new attitude - and attitude is a key word.


    Du Blonde is not a persona or a character, it's Beth Jeans Houghton ripping
    it up and starting again. Gone is the baroque chamber pop of 2012's Yours
    Truly, Cellophane Nose. Gone is the band she recorded that album with,
    The Hooves Of Destiny. In place of all that are heavy riffs, loud drums, vocal
    aggression and the sound of somebody finding their voice, whether screaming
    the chorus of Chips To Go, singing soul-bearing ballad Four In The Morning
    or cooing through wistful torch song After The Show.


    Aside from a track made with Youth, Welcome Back To Milk is produced by
    Jim Sclavunos, who knows plenty about capturing dark sounds as a member
    of Nick Cave's Bad Seeds. An unmistakable presence on the album is that of
    Future Islands frontman Samuel T Herring, whose soaring vocals appear on
    Mind Is On My Mind.


    Where Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose threw everything at a song, Du Blonde
    strips everything down to the bare essentials. Black Flag, which opens the
    album, is bass, guitar, drums and a dose of rage. "I got really into hard rock
    and American hardcore while I was living in LA after we finished touring," she
    says. "I couldn't work out why I was having such trouble expressing myself with
    the music I was writing, but after a while I realised the instrumentation didn't
    lend itself to the anger I was feeling. I needed to release all of this pent up
    aggression and I was trying to do it over layers of vocal harmonies and nicely
    played instruments. It was never going to work."


    "I was hiding behind my guitar for so long, it was easy to feel safe there. I
    wanted to put myself in a position I wasn't comfortable with in order to grow
    as a performer. I want no choice but to look people dead in the eyes and give
    them all I have."

    1. Black Flag
    2. Chips to Go
    3. Raw Honey
    4. After the Show
    5. If You're Legal
    6. Hunter
    7. Hard to Please
    8. What Is It Like
    9. Mr. Hyde
    10. Four in the Morning
    11. Mind is on My Mind
    12. Isn't It Wild?
    Du Blonde
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  • Back In Anger: 1995 Radio Transmissions (Box Set) Back In Anger: 1995 Radio Transmissions (Box Set) Quick View

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    Back In Anger: 1995 Radio Transmissions (Box Set)

    Limited Edition Box Set Pressed On 140 Gram Vinyl


    Live At The Riverport Amphitheatre In St. Louis, Missouri - October 11th, 1992


    The concert featured on this remarkable 4-LP set finds Nine Inch Nails accompanied by David Bowie playing at The Riverport Amphitheatre in St Louis, Missouri, on October 11th, 1992. With the entire gig broadcast by local FM radio, the sound quality is second to none and the performance - by both artists - among the finest of the whole tour.

    LP 1
    1.Terrible Lie
    2.March Of The Pigs
    3.The Becoming

    4.Sanctified

    5.Piggy
    6.Burn

    7.Closer
    8.Wish


    LP 2
    1.Gave Up

    2.Down In It

    3.Eraser 3:48
    4.Subterraneans

    5.Scary Monsters

    6.Reptile

    7.Hello Spaceboy


    LP 3
    1. Hurt
    2. Look Back In Anger
    3. I'm Deranged
    4. The Heart's Filthy Lesson
    5. The Voyeur Utter Destruction
    6. I Have Not Been To Oxford Town
    7. Outside
    8. Andy Warhol


    LP 4
    1. Breaking Glass
    2. The Man Who Sold The World
    3. We Prick You
    4. Joe The Lion
    5. A Small Plot Of Land
    6. Nite Flights
    7. Under Pressure
    8. Teenage Wildlife

    Nine Inch Nails & David Bowie
    $82.99
    140 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (What's The Story) Morning Glory? Quick View

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    (What's The Story) Morning Glory?


    The Classic Sophomore Record From Oasis Remastered


    20th Anniversary Of This Title, Which Has Sold 4 Million Copies In The Us Alone!


    Features The Mega-hits Wonderwall, Don't Look Back In Anger, Champagne Supernova, Roll With It And More


    The follow-up to Oasis's 1994 debut album Definitely Maybe, (What's The Story) Morning Glory? was recorded between May and June 1995 in Rockfield
    Studios, Monmouthshire, with Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher producing. Originally released on October 2nd 1995, it sold a record-breaking (at the time) 347,000
    copies in its first week. The album spent 10 weeks at No.1 in the UK, and is Oasis's most commercially successful, with 22 million copies sold worldwide
    to date, including 4 million in the US.


    (What's The Story) Morning Glory? features many of Oasis's biggest hit singles, including Don't Look Back In Anger, Wonderwall, Some Might Say, and
    Roll With It, and won the Best Album at the 1996 Brit Awards, with Oasis also taking Best British Group and Best Video awards.


    It was during the Morning Glory? era when Oasis played their some of their most iconic gigs, including two nights at Maine Road Stadium, the then home
    of Manchester City Football Club, in April 1996, and Knebworth House, where the band played to 250,000 fans over two nights in August 1996. Over 2.6
    million people applied for tickets for the shows, making it the largest ever demand for concert tickets in British history.

    1. Hello
    2. Roll With It
    3. Wonderwall
    4. Don't Look Back In Anger
    5. Hey Now!
    6. [Untitled]
    7. Some Might Say
    8. Cast No Shadow
    9. She's Electric
    10. Morning Glory
    11. [Untitled]
    12. Champagne Supernova
    Oasis
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  • The Application Of Loneliness, Ignorance, Misery, Love And Despair... The Application Of Loneliness, Ignorance, Misery, Love And Despair... Quick View

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    The Application Of Loneliness, Ignorance, Misery, Love And Despair...

    "The Application of Loneliness, Ignorance, Misery, Love and Despair - An Introspective of the Human Condition":

    A concept album based on the contents of the aforementioned title; Taking a look at the human state; what we see and what we feel in certain situations and how we look at things totally uniquely.


    With the deluxe vinyl being released through Back On Black, this is a record that harnesses the essence of October File: Anger and belief. Power and persistence.


    October File have earned a formidable reputation as one of the UK's heaviest and most intensely original bands over their eventful career.


    This four-man post-punk-hard-core crew, formed in 2003 by guitarist Matt Lerwill and bassist Steve Beatty, have doggedly redefined what it means to convey ferocity and fury through the art of riffs, rhythms and incendiary, politically-charged lyrics; amassing a substantial fan base from across the rock, punk and metal spectrum and garnering countless effusive and ecstatic reviews from all corners of the rock and metal media.

    LP 1
    1. I Fuck the Day
    2. Heroes Are Welcome
    3. Reinvention
    4. The Water
    5. Elation


    LP 2
    1. Upon Reflection
    2. Where the Clouds Meet the Horizon
    3. All Rise All Fail
    4. To Be Watched Upon

    October File
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  • (What's The Story) Morning Glory? Box Set (What's The Story) Morning Glory? Box Set Quick View

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    (What's The Story) Morning Glory? Box Set


    Deluxe Box Set Of The Classic Sophomore Record From Oasis


    20th Anniversary Of This Title, Which Has Sold 4 Million Copies In The Us Alone!


    Features The Mega-hits Wonderwall, Don't Look Back In Anger, Champagne Supernova, Roll With It And More


    What's The Story) Morning Glory?, the follow-up to debut album Definitely Maybe, is Oasis's biggest-selling album with 22 million copies sold worldwide. It was recorded between May and June 1995 in Rockfield Studios, Monmouthshire, with Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher producing. Released on October 2nd 1995 it spent 10 weeks at No.1, is the 5th biggest-selling album in UK chart history and became the band's breakthrough album in the US where it sold 4 million copies. The new edition has been remastered from the original tapes by Ian Cooper at London's Metropolis Studios, supervised by the album's producer Owen Morris. A small army of contributors including original members of the inner circle who were involved in studio and live recordings came together to hunt down unheard demos and live material. The team also unearthed a wealth of never-seen-before photos and vintage memorabilia which will be included in the new artwork.


    Collectors Coffee Table Book - This beautiful 56 page hardback book contains rare and unseen photographs documenting the (What's The Story) Morning Glory? period by Stefan Batselier, Brian Cannon, Kevin Cummings, Grant Fleming, Jill Furmanovsky, Owen Morris, Tom Sheehan - plus private photos taken by the inner circle. Original artwork designer Brian Cannon explains the story behind each single cover art and sleeve notes are written by Neil McCormick.


    7 Inch Vinyl - This 7 inch vinyl includes demos of Hello and She's Electric, both of which were recorded in Definitely Maybe producer Mark Coyle's studio. The Hello (Demo) track is exclusive to the box set.


    12 Inch Vinyl - This 12 inch vinyl is a replica of the original promotional 12 inch, sent to industry contacts as a promotional item in 1995. Tracklisting features A side Cum on Feel The Noize and B side Champagne Supernova (Lynch Mob Beats Remix), which has never been commercially available


    Cassette - Exact replica of the original promotional copy of (What's The Story) Morning Glory? This rare cassette, only sent out to industry contacts, has never been commercially available. It includes Step Out which was removed from the album prior to its release


    Roll With It Cigarette Papers- These rolling papers were an original 1996 promotional item. They have been replicated solely for the box set and feature the lyrics for Roll With It printed on the back.


    180 Gram Double 12 Inch Vinyl In Gatefold Sleeve - Heavyweight vinyl of (What's The Story) Morning Glory? album, meticulously remastered from the original 1995 half inch tapes. Includes download code for B sides, plus unreleased and rare tracks including demos and live recordings.


    Deluxe 3 x CD Album - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? deluxe CD, meticulously remastered with B sides, plus unreleased and rare tracks including demos and live recordings.


    Postcards & Art Card Set - 3 photograph postcards and a 12 x 12 inch art card


    Highlights Of The Bonus Content Include:


    • Previously unheard demos of She's Electric and Rockin' Chair recorded at Mark Coyle's Manchester studio. Demos of Some Might Say, Hey Now, and Bonehead's Bank Holiday recorded by Mark Coyle for the first time at the band's soundcheck, Club Quattro in Tokyo in September 1994.


    • Live recordings from legendary gigs such as Knebworth House, Maine Road Stadium, Earls Court, and Bath Pavilion.


    • All of the Morning Glory singles and acclaimed B-sides including Talk Tonight, Acquiesce, The Masterplan, and Underneath The Sky.

    LP 1
    1. Hello (Remastered)
    2. Roll With It (Remastered)
    3. Wonderwall (Remastered)
    4. Don't Look Back In Anger (Remastered)
    5. Hey Now! (Remastered)
    6. [Untitled] (Remastered)
    7. Bonehead's Bank Holiday (Remastered)


    LP 2
    1. Some Might Say (Remastered)
    2. Cast No Shadow (Remastered)
    3. She's Electric (Remastered)
    4. Morning Glory (Remastered)
    5. [Untitled] (Remastered)
    6. Champagne Supernova (Remastered)


    CD 1
    1. Hello (Remastered)
    2. Roll With It (Remastered)
    3. Wonderwall (Remastered)
    4. Don't Look Back In Anger (Remastered)
    5. Hey Now! (Remastered)
    6. [Untitled] (Remastered)
    7. Some Might Say (Remastered)
    8. Cast No Shadow (Remastered)
    9. She's Electric (Remastered)
    10. Morning Glory (Remastered)
    11. [Untitled] (Remastered)
    12. Champagne Supernova (Remastered)


    CD 2
    1. Talk Tonight (Remastered)
    2. Acquiesce (Remastered)
    3. Headshrinker (Remastered)
    4. It's Better People (Remastered)

    5. Rockin' Chair (Remastered)

    6. Step Out (Remastered)
    7. Underneath The Sky (Remastered)
    8. Cum On Feel The Noize (Remastered)
    9. Round Are Way (Remastered)
    10. The Swamp Song (Remastered)
    11. The Masterplan (Remastered)
    12. Bonehead's Bank Holiday (Remastered)
    13. Champagne Supernova (Brendan Lynch Mix) (Remastered)
    14. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (Remastered)


    CD 3
    1. Acquiesce (Live At Earls Court)
    2. Some Might Say (Demo)
    3. Some Might Say (Live at Roskilde)
    4. She's Electric (Demo)
    5. Talk Tonight (Live At Bath Pavilion)
    6. Rockin' Chair (Demo)
    7. Hello (Live At Roskilde)
    8. Roll With It (Live At Roskilde)
    9. Morning Glory (Live At Roskilde)
    10. Hey Now (Demo)
    11. Bonehead's Bank Holiday (Demo)
    12. Round Are Way (MTV Unplugged)
    13. Cast No Shadow (Live At Maine Road)
    14. The Masterplan (Live At Knebworth Park)


    12
    A1. Cum on Feel The Noize
    B1. Champagne Supernova (Lynch Mob Beats Remix)


    7
    A1. Hello (demo)
    B1. She's Electric (demo)


    Cassette
    1. Hello
    2. Roll With It

    3. Wonderwall
    4. Don't Look Back In Anger
    5. Hey Now!
    6. Untitled
    7. Some Might Say

    8. Step Out
    9. Cast No Shadow

    10. She's Electric
    11. Morning Glory
    12. Untitled

    13. Champagne Supernova

    Oasis
    $179.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 3 CD + Cassette + 7 + 12 Box Set - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Rockin' Bones: The Legendary Masters (Import) Rockin' Bones: The Legendary Masters (Import) Quick View

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    Rockin' Bones: The Legendary Masters (Import)

    There were hundreds of talented rockabilly singers in the 50's, but it'd be really hard not to recognize at first listen the high-pitched voice (back then it was actually difficult for radio listeners to tell if he was a man or a woman) and the pre-teen rock 'n' bop anger that typecast 'The Blonde Bomber' as Ronnie Dawson was often referred to. He was actually in his teens when he got to write what is probably the best obscure rockabilly treasure of all time, that legendary Rockin' Bones hit, where Ronnie declares his wish to be buried with a stack of '45s and a phonograph. This collection features 24 singles and rare tracks, including many previously unreleased on vinyl, spanning from 1957 to 1960. A must have for any early rock and roll collector!
    1. Rockin Bones
    2. Congratulations To Me
    3. Aint That A Kick In The Head
    4. Hazel
    5. Poor Little Johnny Smith
    6. Pauline
    7. Action Packed
    8. I Make The Love
    9. Green -Eyed Cat
    10. Rockin Bones (demo)
    11. Congratulations To Me (demo)
    12. Slenderella
    13. Searching For My Baby
    14. Straight Skirts
    15. The Chicken
    16. Its Love Baby (24 Hours A Day)
    17. Fire, Fire, Fire
    18. A Little Love
    19. My First Love
    20. Why Did You Cry?
    21. Im Coming Home
    22. Baby Brother
    23. Fire, Fire, Fire (Demo)
    24. Slenderella (Alternate Version)
    Ronnie Dawson
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  • S.C.I.E.N.C.E. S.C.I.E.N.C.E. Quick View

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    S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

    Available for the first time on vinyl! Double gatefold sets presented on 180-gram audiophile vinyl.


    While the press and critics jumped over the sounds of Korn, Rage Against the Machine, and Limp Bizkit, Incubus quietly toured in support of S.C.I.E.N.C.E., their first major-label LP. Incubus' hip-hop influences come from their DJ and bassist instead of their singer. Brandon Boyd's vocals hit every range from quiet whispers to funk-styled rants to hard rock screams. He also adds percussion with a bongo on a few songs (and in concert its a strange sight for such a heavy band). Boyd's demeanor in concert and record is laid back and free flowing. There's no anger surrounding his lyrics or his singing. New Skin adds a lot of funk to modern heavy metal while Summer Romance (Anti-Gravity Love Song) is a spacy dance ballad. The numerous styles on the album don't always blend perfectly, but they create a solid sound that defines the band. Incubus also manages to make their songs upbeat and danceable as well as tunes to headbang to. An admirable feat in a genre that tends to reward decibel levels instead of quality.

    -AllMusic.com

    LP1
    1. Redefine
    2. Vitamin
    3. New Skin
    4. Idiot Box
    5. Glass
    6. Magic Medicine
    7. A Certain Shade Of Green
    8. Favorite Things


    LP2
    9. Summer Romance (Anti-Gravity Love Song)
    10. Nebula
    11. Deep Inside
    12. Calgone

    Incubus
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  • Bloodlines Bloodlines Quick View

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    Bloodlines

    In their short two-year existence, Head North have already shown their ability to challenge themselves and elevate their sound. After self-releasing a championed pop-punk EP with Scrapbook Minds in 2014, the band headed out on a DIY tour with A Will Away, and the bands released a split together that following summer. The two songs Head North deliver on the split bring them another step above prototypical pop-punk. Trading the hardcore-tinged guitars of their first EP for a smoother sound, the band swings between the pop-punk fury of The Story So Far and the dynamic songwriting prowess of Manchester Orchestra. Hailing from Buffalo, NY, Head North has used their indie-influenced pop-punk to break out of the local scene and demand the attention of a national audience. Packing in sentiments as big as their sound, the band hits home with walls of guitars lines, frenetic punk rock drums and an emotional complexity behind their lyrics. Singer Brent Martone hits raspy notes of anger and sadness, knowing when to shriek and when to soften, adding a layer of versatile energy to back up his passion. The band's growth will only become more apparent on an upcoming six-song EP, which will be released via Bad Timing Records in the spring of 2015. With two releases and a full U.S. tour under their belt, 2014 was the first Year of Head North. Their partnership with Bad Timing Records, alongside a spring tour with Have Mercy, hint that 2015 will be another huge step forward for this young and passionate band.
    1. Brave Hands
    2. Bluejay
    3. The Planet
    4. The Path
    5. Old & Grey
    6. Windowless
    Head North
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  • You Can't Stop Me You Can't Stop Me Quick View

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    You Can't Stop Me

    Many of the greatest works of art throughout history were
    fashioned from grief, anger and overwhelming despair descending on its creators in the aftermath of tragedy and SUICIDE SILENCE's appropriately titled You Can't Stop Me is no exception. Plenty of bands trumpet the idea of strength through adversity, but few have lived it like this one.
    Like the once unthinkable creative and commercial reemergence of ALICE IN CHAINS or the classic, legendary and timeless touchstone that is AC/DC's Back in Black, Suicide Silence's fourth album features a new frontman on the heels of earthshaking tragedy. You Can't Stop Me serves as a simultaneous introduction to vocalist Hernan "Eddie" Hermida, as well as a celebration of the brotherhood the band shared with Hermida's fallen predecessor. The group chose the album's title from a collection of lyrics left behind by the late Mitch Lucker, while their formidable revamped sound makes it clear that Suicide Silence's resurrection is complete. Ever since Suicide Silence went public with their plans to continue as a band, they've put all of the emotions from the last two years into these songs. "Inherit the Crown" name checks The Black Crown, as Hermida demands the chance to honor his friend's legacy and carve out a place of his own.


    Mark Heylmun and Chris Garza (guitars), Dan Kenny (bass) and Alex Lopez (drums) sound more driven than ever, force-feeding their mashup of death metal, black metal, grind and time-signature bending dissonance into structured, focused and often groove-oriented missives of anger and perseverance. Just as the surviving members of JOY DIVISION were able to remake themselves as NEW ORDER, and as a post-plane crash LYNYRD SKYNYRD was reborn with Johnny Van Zant stepping in for his late brother, You Can't Stop Me is equal parts mournful tribute and statement of renewed purpose.


    Death metal legend George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (CANNIBAL CORPSE) and Greg Puciato (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, KILLER BE KILLED) make guest appearances, but make no mistake: Suicide Silence is as bonded, as cohesive, as ever. You Can't Stop Me was produced and mixed by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, GLASSJAW, SEPULTURA), the band's longtime friend and collaborator. Evetts was set to begin working with Lucker on new material just days after the singer's passing.
    Most bands will declare their most recent album the "best" they've ever done. Suicide Silence have declared You Can't Stop Me as their most impassioned, most committed, and most important release thus far. It's a record they fought, bled, sweated and even cried to make happen.
    If a rising heavy metal band can overcome a tragedy this triumphantly, this definitively, this absolutely, then surely there's hope for us all.

    1. M.A.L.
    2. Inherit The Crown
    3. Cease To Exist
    4. Sacred Words
    5. Control (feat. George Corpsegrinder Fisher)
    6. Warrior
    7. You Can't Stop Me
    8. Monster Within (feat. Greg Puciato)
    9. We Have All Had Enough
    10. Ending Is The Beginning
    11. Don't Die
    12. Ouroboros
    Suicide Silence
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  • Total Explosion Total Explosion Quick View

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    Total Explosion

    During his eight-year stint with Hi Records, Johnson was in the shadows of both Al Green and Ann Peebles. His albums never flew off the shelves but he could be trusted to release two or three good singles a year. By 1975, Johnson's partnership with Hi Records started to yield even more success. As this album's predecessors had Johnson vacillating between being a romantic and a wretch, Total Explosion explores his unrepentant side with good results. I Only Have Love for You is a classic Memphis shuffle and finds Johnson all but boasting about his lack of financial savvy, as he sings, All I got to give is me. With all of the ill will and venom spewed on Total Explosion, the innocent Star Bright, Star Lite just still doesn't ring true. Johnson comes back to his senses on Steppin' Out. The dramatic, hard-edged track is all anger and domestic unrest as he sings, Excuse me, excuse me while I get dressed; you get the feeling he won't be back anytime soon. The album's biggest single was Johnson's slowed-down take on Green's Take Me to the River. Although the religious/sexual imagery is lost in the translation, Johnson does a good job with it. The best track, the brilliantly arranged Watch What You Do to Me has Johnson playing the role of cuckold, and as he sings I carry my piece, everywhere I go, it certainly made him more a menace than romantic balladeer. Total Explosion was Johnson's most successful album at Hi Records and was one of the best in the label's catalog.

    -AllMusic
    1. I Only Have Love
    2. Bustin' Up Or Bustin' Out
    3. Star Bright Star Lite
    4. Whatch What You Do To Me
    5. Steppin' Out
    6. Take Me To The River
    7. It Ain't Easy
    8. 'Bout To Make Me Leave Home
    9. That's Just My Luck
    Syl Johnson
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  • Feels Like Feels Like Quick View

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    Feels Like

    Bully is the name for the Nashville quartet that is transforming familiar '90s alt-rock (Dinosaur Jr, Pavement, Weezer) into smart, sharp-edged millennial indie rock - an apt description for the band's churning guitars, rambunctious rhythms, and tightly coiled intensity. Their debut Feels Like sounds alternately like a balled fist and a fresh bruise.


    Bully is also the perfect distillation of frontwoman Alicia Bognanno's visceral approach to songwriting. She trades in steely observations, raw-nerve confessions, and intense anger directed almost exclusively at herself although a few bystanders and bad exes might get caught in the crossfire. Her voice rises from sugar-sweet to scratchy howl as she bares her most harrowing fears to the world. In other words, Bognanno is her own bully. Not merely the band's vocalist, songwriter, guitarist, and all-around visionary, she is also Bully's producer and engineer.


    Based in Nashville, Alicia Bognanno formed Bully essentially as a solo project backed by a trio of friends: Stewart Copeland on drums, Clayton Parker on guitar, and Reece Lazarus on bass. Bully is less a studio entity than a stage act, one that has quickly developed a reputation for its ferocious live shows (the Nashville Scene named Bully the top local band in its 2014 Best of Nashville issue.)


    On record, Bully strives to retain the band s formidable guitar attack while highlighting her boldly candid lyrics. The band recorded Feels Like live in the studio, doing as few takes as possible. Once they'd gotten a good performance, the songs were mixed immediately, not merely to save time but to preserve the excitable urgency of the music. Overseeing every part of the process put extra pressure on Bognanno to deliver some truly unbridled vocal performances. A deeply personal album by an artist bravely mining her own life, Feels Like is all about trying to figure yourself out about holding yourself accountable and acting like an adult in a society that doesn't offer very many good examples.

    1. I Remember
    2. Reason
    3. Too Tough
    4. Brainfreeze
    5. Trying
    6. Trash
    7. Six
    8. Picture
    9. Milkman
    10. Bully
    Bully
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    Love's Crushing Diamond

    Mutual Benefit's newest offering is an emotional one, ripe with tender evocations of a love that just won't take. It would be hard to believe anyone who said this record is not in response to a great loss. We've all been there. Teetering on the border between letting go and great hope, Jordan Lee sculpted Love's Crushing Diamond to perfectly capture the dark pit of the unfortunately frequent and very real human state of vulnerability.


    Each song accomplishes a very distinct purpose. Jordan will bring the listener back to very happy times, times when we wish we had behaved differently, times we wish we could erase... This violent back and forth gives off the impression that Jordan is toying with our emotions. In all honesty, it's remarkably exhausting, and at the end, we feel at peace. Jordan restores a much needed balance during a time of uncertainty.


    We are warning you now, do not be afraid to let the emotions wash over you. Do not be afraid to cry. Do not be afraid to laugh. Do not be afraid to worry. Do not be afraid to experience a whole new echelon of fear. Jordan wants you to give into all these emotions while you navigate his 32-minute present. Watch yourself as you listen. Do you get angry or feel like you're too good for the record's message? They're wonderful coping mechanisms, anger and avoidance, but they'll only leave you worse off, grasping at straws when you realize it might be too late. So do yourself a favor, forgive and dive in.


    I challenge you to imagine a scenario as you listen. You're in the orient, floating down a winding river. The only thing keeping you company is your thoughts. As the river twists and turns, you ask yourself where it will take you. You pass around a bend, and the countryside explodes into color. The sun beams down on your face. The vast expanse overwhelms you. Past doubts and worries dissolve. Fear is eliminated. We were made to be afraid, but you are perfectly serene. Prepare for a journey, close your eyes, and press play.
    We were made to be this way. We were made to be afraid.


    - Jonathan Abramson (Live For The Funk)

    1. Strong River
    2. Golden Wake
    3. Advanced Falconry
    4. That Light That's Blinding
    5. Let's Play / Statue of a Man
    6. C. L. Rosarian
    7. Strong Swimmer
    Mutual Benefit
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  • Changing Light Changing Light Quick View

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    Changing Light

    On her fifth solo album, Mirah breaks it down and builds it back up
    again with the street smarts that only years behind the wheel of
    love can inspire.  Ready with the maps and driven to the rhythms
    on the radio dial, Changing Light's ten songs carry us from
    heartbreak to wholeness and all the places in between.
      


    Uprooted from her home after a scorching break-up, Mirah spent
    four years rambling and recording. Tracks were laid down in almost
    two dozen houses and apartments - from the Northwest to
    Southern California to the East Coast. Sparse demos were
    recorded with co-producer Christopher Doulgeris in Portland and
    Los Angeles. Embellishments were then added by a slew of friends
    and collaborators, including Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Mary
    Timony, Emily Wells, and Heather McEntire (Mount Moriah). In
    Philadelphia, Mirah and her sister Emily Zeitlyn (Divers) penned
    "LC," an homage to childhood inspiration Leonard Cohen.
    Seattle-based composer Jherek Bischoff drew up intricate string
    arrangements which were recorded in the living rooms of each
    individual player. And Tune-Yards producer Eli Crews
    co-produced several tracks with Mirah in her new hometown of
    Brooklyn, New York.


    Changing Light's reassuring compass is found in Mirah's
    shimmering vocals and incisive descriptions.  There is yearning
    ("Gold Rush" and "Fleetfoot Ghost") and hot anger ("Goat
    Shepherd"), but no shortage of lyrical and musical playfulness. 
    Whether it be the T. Rex-inspired rough edges of "Radiomind,"
    the rollicking lo-fi bang-and-pop of "Goat Shepherd," or the lush
    pop balladry of "Turned the Heat Off," the album corrals string
    sections and vintage synths with horns, a multitude of guitar tones
    and overdriven drums. With calm and clamor, Mirah brings us all
    closer together through her universal honesty and occasional use
    of the vocoder.


    "It's a break-up record. It has some moments of darkness, some
    twists and turns , but ultimately, there's a resolution," says Mirah. 
    So much can happen in four years, even forgiveness"


    While Mirah has been making independent pop records for well
    over a decade, Changing Light is the debut release on her new
    imprint, Absolute Magnitude Recordings.

    1. Goat Shepherd
    2. Oxen Hope
    3. Turned the Heat Off
    4. Gold Rush
    5. Fleetfoot Ghost
    6. I am the Garden
    7. No Direction Home
    8. 24th St
    9. LC
    10. Radiomind
    Mirah
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    Apocalypse Fetish

    Pressed On Clear Vinyl


    Apocalypse Fetish is a 5 song extended play release from me, Lou Barlow. The cover features a newborn child peering warily over the edge of her mother's sling into 2016, the year that conspiracy theorists became experts and anger went (even more) mainstream. The song Apocalypse Fetish proposes that, perhaps, many of us have been disappointed that the end of the world has taken too long to come after we've spent most of our lives predicting it. And, perhaps, we've decided to take matters in our own hands and bring it on because, if it doesn't come soon, then didn't we all seem foolish talking about it all. the. time.


    There are 4 other songs on the EP, none of which are political in nature but are similarly fired up. The melodic inspirations for the record came from my day in the back stairways and basement of the enormous Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Dinosaur Jr. were there opening for Primus in August 2015). I was alone and playing my ukulele in the cavernous spaces and tiled showers there. The unique reverberations brought the beginnings of these songs. The hall is reputed to be haunted and I'm not so sure it isn't.


    I wasn't able to fully draw the songs out until I recorded, once again, with Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab in Easthampton Massachusetts (May 2016). I recorded my last full-length record (Brace the Wave) there in 2015. I'm happy to consider this EP a follow-up to that album, though, this time, every song is played on ukulele (strung with heavy strings and tuned much lower than a standard uke). Actually, it sounds nothing like a ukulele. For all intents and purposes, it is a 4-string acoustic guitar utilizing the strumming styles and lower toned soundscapes I've been pursuing since my first released ukulele recording: Poledo (on Dinosaur Jr.'s 2nd LP You're Living All Over Me). Yes, I've been doing this for a long time. I'd be proud to have Apocalypse Fetish be my final record. Check it out.

    1. The Breeze
    2. Apocalypse Fetish
    3. Anniversary Song
    4. Pour Reward
    5. Try 2 B
    Lou Barlow
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    Beyond Ugly

    Domino is proud to present the third album, Beyond Ugly, from the Bristol, UK duo of Malachai.


    Beyond Ugly is the last panel in the band's Ugly triptych and that it was completed at all came as a
    shock to all concerned, least of all the group. After the conclusion of the campaign for their sophomore
    album, Return To The Ugly Side, members Gee Ealey and Scott Hendy drifted apart with no definitive
    plans to take up arms together. It was a chance meeting in Bristol that drew the two back into one
    another's orbit and to the realization that there was some unfinished monkey business. The duo reengaged slowly, simply working up a track at a time, more for the cathartic act of creating good music
    rather than the artificial construct of "delivering an album." Lo and behold, the creative process built
    an inertia of its own and Beyond Ugly began to take shape.


    And what a fine shape it is... Beyond Ugly recaptures the sonic stew of debut album, The Ugly Side
    Of Love, a potent of brew of post-summer of love and some good ol' Bristol-fashion psychedelic
    comedown. However, there's a healthy dose of renewed restlessness and anger emanating from Ealey
    that permeates the album thanks to some spirited vocal performances, from the anthemic and vengeful
    soliloquy of "Sweet Flower" to the civilly disobedient "I Deserve To No."


    Of course, Malachai isn't a one-man show. As Rakim had Eric B... Hendy, the duo's musical director, has
    truly outdone his past efforts and provides a sturdy musical platform from which Rev. Ealey delivers his
    sermons, whether the occasion calls for an exotic sturm-und-clang ("I Deserve To No") or a genteel softshoe waltz ("Hear It Comes").


    Malachai have always enjoyed // suffered the curse of being a "musician's band." Geoff Barrow of
    Portishead originally released The Ugly Side Of Love on his Invada imprint before Domino swooped
    in and there was no bigger proselytizer of Malachai's prowess than Sergio Pizzorno of Kasabian and
    both take their support a step further with guest appearances on "Dragons Ball" and "The Love"
    respectively. Additionally, "Segs" Jennings, bassist from punk legends The Ruts joins the fray on
    "Sweet Flower."


    The album concludes with a montage of hallucinations from across the band's discography before what
    can be best described as the ominous twilight tranquility of "End." Is this really where the Malachai
    story ends? As shown by the creative triumph of Beyond Ugly, sometimes it's best not to plan at all and
    just let it happen. We'll do our best to let you know when it does.

    1. Sweet Flower
    2. Don't Try This At Home
    3. Dragons Ball
    4. Holes
    5. Hear It Comes
    6. I Deserve To No
    7. White Nuthin' Sky
    8. The Love
    9. Army
    10. Dark Before The Dawn
    11. End
    12. Down To Earth
    Malachai
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  • Total Explosion (Pure Pleasure) Total Explosion (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Total Explosion (Pure Pleasure)

    During his eight-year stint with Hi Records, Syl Johnson was in the shadows of both Al Green and Ann Peebles. His albums never flew off the shelves but he could be trusted to release two or three good singles a year. By 1975, Johnson's partnership with Hi Records started to yield even more success. As this album's predecessors had Johnson vacillating between being a romantic and a wretch, Total Explosion explores his unrepentant side with good results. I Only Have Love for You is a classic Memphis shuffle and finds Johnson all but boasting about his lack of financial savvy, as he sings, »all I got to give is me«. With all of the ill will and venom spewed on Total Explosion, the innocent Star Bright, Star Lite just still doesn't ring true. Johnson comes back to his senses on Steppin' Out. The dramatic, hard-edged track is all anger and domestic unrest as he sings, »excuse me, excuse me while I get dressed«; you get the feeling he won't be back anytime soon. The album's biggest single was Johnson's slowed-down take on Green's Take Me To The River. Although the religious/sexual imagery is lost in the translation, Johnson does a good job with it. The best track, the brilliantly arranged Watch What You Do to Me has Johnson playing the role of cuckold, and as he sings »I carry my piece, everywhere I go«, it certainly made him more a menace than romantic balladeer. Total Explosion was Johnson's most successful album at Hi Records and was one of the best in the label's catalog.



    Musicians:



    • Syl Johnson (vocal)

    • Wayne Jackson (trumpet)

    • Andrew Love, Lewis Collins (tenor saxophone)

    • James Mitchell (bassoon)

    • Jack Hale (trombone)

    • Archie Turner & Earl Randle (piano)

    • Charlie Hodges (organ, piano)

    • Leroy Hodges (bass)

    • Howard Grimes (drums)




    Recording: 1973 by Willie Mitchell at Royal Recording Studios, South Lauderdale, Memphis, Tennessee

    Production: Willie Mitchell




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. I Only Have Love
    2. Bustin' Up Or Bustin' Out
    3. Star Bright Star Lite
    4. Whatch What You Do To Me
    5. Steppin' Out
    6. Take Me To The River
    7. It Ain't Easy
    8. 'Bout To Make Me Leave Home
    9. That's Just My Luck
    Syl Johnson
    $34.99
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    Dormant Heart

    'Dormant' is not a word that you can associate with Reading's metallers SYLOSIS - the band who have in the past few years alone toured with LAMB OF GOD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, DEVIL DRIVER and TRIVIUM. As well as playing huge festivals across the globe such as Sonisphere, Wacken, Graspop and Pukkelpop.


    Dormant Heart is not a peaceful album, it's a powerful force, unleashing anger against every day injustice and a sleeping society that lets these things wash over them. Frontman Josh Middleton explains: "The title refers to people going through life on autopilot and being one of the herd. How a lot of people simply accept the way things are just because it's 'tradition' as opposed to taking a good look at the world around you and thinking for yourself. Sometimes there are catalysts that happen and change our perspective or consciousness "


    One might take this catalyst as being representative of the driving accident that SYLOSIS had on a US tour with TRIVIUM and DEVIL DRIVER in September 2013. Luckily the band escaped the RV accident without major injuries but had to withdraw from the rest of the American shows. It was a big influence on the writing of their fourth album. This isn't a band that lets the tough gruelling schedule of touring wear them down though and once they'd been patched up and recovered they were back on the road in the UK. The incident did however provide food for thought as to how the band has to some extent a constant element of danger and personal sacrifice.


    SYLOSIS began tracking the album back in March 2014 working away secretly alongside touring commitments. Josh Middleton took a step up on this album producing it himself with the help of engineer Scott Atkins. The album was mastered by TESSERACT guitarist Acle Kahney. Josh says of the recording process "It was great doing some of the recording with Scott again. We've got a good working relationship and he's really dedicated to what he does. We like to strive for a very earthy and organic sound. It adds to the human element and brings out the intensity and vibe in the music."


    Guitars and vocals were recorded at Wizard Sound Studios in the band's hometown Reading. Drums were recorded in May at Monkey Puzzle Studios by original drummer Rob Callard who parted ways with SYLOSIS in September 2014 due to time restraints. BLEED FROM WITHINs Ali Richardson is now drumming for the band permanently after filling in for some live shows on the bands spring 2014 tour.


    Dormant Heart retains the distinctive SYLOSIS sound; a mixture of intense heavy guitar riffs, breakdowns, thudding rhythm and Middleton's growl. It's difficult to tie-down the band into a specific type of metal genre. Stomping opener 'Where The Wolves Come To Die' unleashes an aggressive start whilst 'Leech' provides those breakdowns and epic choruses. 'Mercy' demonstrates the mix of galloping rhythm and melodic guitar riffs whilst Josh fiercely declares 'there's no redemption'. Aptly named closer track 'Quiescent' provides over 9 minutes of solemn prog showing a less forceful side of the band it's ballad like in nature, with lyrics questioning Maybe the flames are all they have?' It's softer in dynamic but the sense of impending doom remains 'Fail to rescue// I can see// Now the line is drawn at our feet'.


    Josh summarises the record as their best work to date. "It's the most pissed off, aggressive and intense album we've done, yet it still retains the epic, progressive and melodic side we're also known for. It's a very gloomy and atmospheric album. We've been through a lot as a band and individuals and we've made our darkest album to date."

    1. Where The Wolves Come To Die
    2. Victims And Pawns
    3. Dormant Heart
    4. To Build A Bomb
    5. Overthrown
    6. Leech
    7. Servitude
    8. Indoctrinated
    9. Harm
    10. Mercy
    11. Callous Souls
    12. Quiescent
    13. Pillars Erode
    14. Zero (Smashing Pumpkins cover)
    Sylosis
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    What's Going On (Pure Pleasure)

    In 2006, exactly a year after Katrina, in the aftermath of a vicious natural disaster that displayed the incompetence of the Crescent City's infrastructure, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Federal Government, they addressed the tragedy in the only way they know how, by re-creating the same kind of bewilderment and anger that Marvin Gaye felt and witnessed in 1971 by issuing their own take on Gaye's classic album What's Goin' On. This is a question that is proved all the more poignant given the efforts of an entire region trying not only to rebuild homes and businesses, but trying to preserve a culture as this recording was released. The Dirty Dozen recruit a number of vocalists to help out on the hinge tunes. The samples of New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's voice in the aftermath of the hurricane usher in the brass slip-sliding along the dark funky overtones of Gaye's signature tune. Guitarists Doug Bossi and Ben Keeler dig into the groove, as does drummer Terence Higgins and keyboardist/producer Anthony Marinelli, as Chuck D raps the refrain in the context of modern history, the disaster, and the ineptitude and even hostility of a government who wages war and ignores domestic problems. It's a news report from the front lines as the horns cut the melody, the harmony, and the deep, steamy funk groove. What's Happening Brother, closes the funk from the inside, turning the groove back in on itself not only playing the rage, but echoing it in the grain of Bettye LaVette's vocal, which dares to spit out the truth with questions and observations in the pain of a first person narrative. The airy arrangement of Flyin' High (In the Friendly Sky) is nearly mournful, nostalgic for a more innocent time, but is all the more poignant for that longing. The deep tribal drums Mardi Gras Indian-style, with the skronky saxophones, tight guitar groove, and screaming narrative in Save The Children give way to the smoothness of Gaye's melody. It's a bewildered tune, sad with undercurrents of rage. Ivan Neville's arrangement for God Is Love is a stunner, full of deeply imaginative hues and colors and gospel grooves. G. Love helps out on Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology), where the musicality in Gaye's vocal disappears but is supercharged in the horn charts, and Love's vocal sounds confused, displaced, out of time against the instruments. Right On is both militant and celebratory. It's got the funk, but it's also got gospel, rock, and deep soul blaring from the trombones and the repetitive riff in the rest of the brass section. Guru from Gang Starr cuts out from the moody, spectral introduction of Inner City Blues, when Higgins drums play counter to Kirk Joseph's deep blues sousaphone on the bassline. Frustration is everywhere and the horns point fingers to this truth which Guru lays out: that today is the same and perhaps even more so than it was in Gaye's time. The desolation in Gaye's lyric isn't lost but it is fleshed out over the chart so that they are merely the ghosts from the past preaching and exhorting in this new generation. Never has party music sounded so poignant, so utterly damning and hopeful and unbowed. This is the next step in the Homecoming that was a funeral for a friend; this is the aftermath, the sound of angry resurrection coming out with the sun, one where the revolution may be televised but bursts out of the edges in the screen and makes itself known by the medium understood by the people who have to live its realization. With killer grooves that take no prisoners, What's Goin' On is the most fitting tribute yet to Gaye, because not only does it prove the timelessness of the music itself, it echoes that what is indeed goin' on (Gaye's dedication to Detroit as its decline became a reality with no onlookers interested in doing anything) is even more true today than it was in 1971.



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. What's Going On feat. Chuck D
    2. What's Happening Brother feat. Bettye Lavette
    3. Flying High (In the Friendly Skies)
    4. Save the Children
    5. God is Love feat. Ivan Neville
    6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
    7. Right On
    8. Wholy Holy
    9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
    The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
    $34.99
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    Brahms: Alto Rhapsody (Speakers Corner)

    Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Song Of Destiny / Gustav Mahler: Songs Of A Wayfarer


    The Alto Rhapsody, Song Of Destiny and Song Of A Wayfarer. Each of these three vocal compositions is unique in its expression and construction, yet the frayed emotional worlds of all three works are connected by a multitude of fine threads. The Alto Rhapsody, which Brahms wrote as a wedding gift for Clara Schumann's daughter Julie, in whom he was himself in love, demonstrates with almost Wagnerian weight the anger that the disappointed Brahms must have felt while composing. The Song Of Destiny too, with its sonorous E major waves of harmony, soon announces in C minor the finiteness of existence as Hölderin's poem demands. That finally a hopeful, conciliatory - though unsure - moment lingers is reflected in the musical means. Many emotions and vagaries are emulated in Mahler's song cycle. The journeyman sets off on his wanderings in order to forget his unhappy liaison and strides through the ups and downs of mixed emotions and painful heartache. Drumrolls and march rhythms reflect the real world and sounds of nature, dissonances and a change between major and minor keys show the way from dreams, reality and feelings. The recording with Mildred Miller and the Columbia Symphony Orchestra under Bruno Walter has achieved reference status and is sure of a place in the TAS Super LP List given out by The Absolute Sound.

    Musicians:


      Mildred Miller (vocals)
    • The Occidential College Concert Choir and the Columbia Symphony Orchestra
    • Bruno Walter (conductor)



    Recording: June 1960 and January 1961 at Columbia Studios, Hollywood

    Production: John McClure



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
    Brahms: Song Of Destiny, Op. 54
    Songs Of A Wayfarer (Leider Eines Fahrenden Gesellen)
    I. Wenn Mein Schatz Hochzeit
    II. Ging Heut' Morgen Über's Feld
    III. Ich Hab' Ein GlÜhend' Messer
    IV. Die Zwei Blauen Augen
    Bruno Walter
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    Dreamland

    Natalie Bergman has had her picture taken on countless occasions -- hundreds of studio portraits and live shots and backstage festival snaps. But the simple, gorgeous black & white photo of Bergman on the cover of Wild Belle's Dreamland that she describes as just me and this sort of abyss That one was lensed by the person who best knows how to capture her essence on celluloid: Her older brother and bandmate, Elliot Bergman. Besides being Wild Belle's multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, Elliot has an equally impressive flair for visual arts, from painting and sculpture to bronzemaking and photography. An avid collector of vintage cameras, Elliot brought along a recently acquired Polaroid Land Camera to a show Wild Belle played in Denver this summer: The duo grabbed a quick moment at their hotel to take the portraits of each other that grace the front and back of their new record. The pictures Elliot takes of me are always really beautiful and it's because he knows me better than anyone else on this Earth, says Natalie. Adds Elliot: I like that it's a photo of Natalie just being Natalie. And the stark contrast of her in the foreground with the dark background really fit with these collages she has been doing. Natalie is in the light but the shadows are pretty heavy and you can't really tell where she is or what's back there.


    Recorded at studios in their native Chicago, Natalie's new home of Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto, Dreamland -- Wild Belle's bold, evolutionary new album -- derives from an era in the singer's life when she was struggling to get control of what she describes as the anger and deep sorrow that plagued her at the end of her most recent romantic relationship. For a woman whose music has always been inspired by her desire to translate her complicated feelings into immediately relatable songs, there was certainly plenty of grist for the mill. Dreamland tracks such as Losing You and It Was You (Baby Come Back) offer glimpses of the darkness that Natalie battled during the early months writing for the duo's sophomore full-length. But there are also genuine moments of lightness and ecstatic triumph, like Giving Up On You -- an irresistibly kinetic, punk number Wild Belle recorded with TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek producing.


    I was very heated when we were making this record. My body, my heart and my soul were filled with a flame, which sounds very dramatic but it's the truth, says Natalie. I had a healing moment when I moved to LA earlier this year, because I was far away from my ex and I felt like I was getting rid of a lot of baggage. That was the redemptive, triumphant time for my lyrics. On 'Giving Up On You,' I sing: 'Now I smile so bright, you can see me from outer space, look at me shine. Baby it's about time, I was so miserable and now I feel so alive.' All the songs I wrote near the end of making the album have that sentiment: 'Now look at where I am, after all the turmoil that was inside of me, I'm here and I'm happy and I'm ready for whatever comes my way.'


    The follow-up to 2013's Isles, Dreamland expands the band's ambitions in every way. It's deeper, it's more fun, it's more haunting, it's got more grooves, Elliot says. There's sorrow and pain but there's also hope and joy -- all those things can coexist in the songs because they coexist in life. He continues: Dreamland, that's not some kind of idealized notion of where we live and I hope people hear that as a question: What is the Dreamland What is our dream here The album doesn't get overtly political, but we're dealing with a lot of the things that are dark about what's happening now. 'Throw Down Your Guns' is about a relationship but is also kind of about the messed up situation that we're in right now. The chorus, 'Throw down your guns / In the name of love, I put my hands up,' to me can be heard in a number of ways, including as a prayer for peace or a cry out against violence.


    Importantly, the album also shares its name with one of the first songs Natalie remembers Elliot introducing her to: Bunny Wailer's 1970 reggae classic, Dreamland. One year for Christmas, he gave her a compilation of female artists who recorded at Jamaica's legendary Studio One, and it included Della Humphrey's version of the song. Natalie listened to it over and over and over again. I was so in love with it, she says. From there, I started my exploration of rocksteady and ska and lovers rock and anything that had to do with Jamaican music from the Fifties onward.


    The duo started writing music together several years ago, after Elliot took a sixteen year-old Natalie on tour to play percussion with his acclaimed Afrobeat ensemble, NOMO. I can present a song to Elliot and he has this foresight -- he can see things further than I see them, and he helps me realize things, she says. I'd been writing very simple melodic love songs since I was fifteen years old. I definitely have a pop sensibility in my style, and that's a great platform for Elliot to work from, because it's fun for him to have a cool little pop song and combine it with more eccentric sounds and make it into a weird, unique percussive jam. Sometimes he'll bring the jam to me and because we've got this routine together, we can write a song together wherever we are.


    Work on the album began in early 2014, in Chicago. The song that opens Dreamland -- Mississippi River -- was also the first one to come together in the studio. It was sparked by a moment of musical serendipity: The record starts with this pulsing ARP drone, says Elliot, which is a very expensive esoteric nerdy synthesizer that's complicated to program. Natalie and I had this weird, symbiotic thing where I was playing three chords off the ARP and she started playing different three chords on this out-of-tune autoharp she brought over. They were both completely in the wrong key, and yet perfectly in tune with each other. That was like the new bar for the record. It was like, 'Yeah, we're going to put synthesizers and saxophone and kalimbas on these songs, and we're going to have lavish string arrangements if we want to. We were getting comfortable with all of the materials that we love, and being like, 'I love this, so let's do it.


    They tracked several songs at home in Chicago last year, and then at the start of 2015, Natalie packed all of her belongings into the Wild Belle van and drove from Chicago to Venice, California. She rented a house where Elliot joined her a couple weeks later. When I had my place in Venice, Elliot would wake up earlier than I would and start making dope beats, says Natalie. One day he made this ridiculous song, 'The One That Got Away,' and the beat and underlying track were so exciting that it didn't take very long to write. Our friends came over and were jumping on the tabletops, dancing, getting naked because they loved the song so much.


    Playing the new songs at Lollapalooza for the first time with an eight-piece band, says Elliot, I had a feeling onstage that I'd never had before with Wild Belle, where you're part of a sound that's much bigger than you could make on your own. It's this charged-up badass feeling. It's about a groove and rhythmic energy and force and momentum and making a big, dark, deep sound -- something that moves people and makes you want to dance and makes you want to shout. It's tapping into a deeper musicality that I've always been looking for.

    1. Mississippi River
    2. Losing You
    3. Dreamland
    4. Coyotes
    5. Cannonball
    6. Giving Up On You
    7. It Was You
    8. Throw Down Your Guns
    9. The One That Got Away
    10. Our Love Will Survive
    11. Rock & Roll Angel
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    After two years experimenting in the shadows, cutting edge minimalist-funk heroes Fujiya & Miyagi are back with their darkest and most propulsive set yet. The band's fourth full-length, Ventriloquizzing has a dark heart, via its throbbing electro-glam beat and menacing lyrics. I think there's an underlying anger, or perhaps just annoyance, at institutions and people in general, and probably ourselves too, says singer/guitarist David Best. And it also seemed like the right time to work with someone else to help us avoid going to our default setting, which the band combated by bringing in a co-producer for the first time in the form of famed producer Thom Monahan (Devendra Banhart, Vetiver, Pernice Brothers), their first time not self-producing. Written in Brighton, UK and recorded in Sacramento, CA; Ventriloquizzing is likely the first (and last) black comedy you can dance to.
    1. Ventriloquizzing
    2. Sixteen Shades of Black & Blue
    3. Cat Got Your Tongue
    4. Taiwanese Boots
    5. Yoyo
    6. Pills
    7. OK
    8. Minestrone
    9. Spilt Milk
    10. Tinsel & Glitter

    11. Universe
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    SORORITY NOISE write important songs. They go to uncomfortable places, unafraid to let the darkness in - but they're also not shy at kicking back until the sorrow subsides. They're songs of confusion, anger, life, death, mental health and, most importantly, hope. They're what it means to be human.


    That vulnerability has been Sorority Noise's hallmark since they formed in 2013, but it's never been as precise as it is on YOU'RE NOT AS ___ AS YOU THINK, their third album. The album follows the Connecticut-based quartet's IT KINDLY STOPPED FOR ME 7" (2016), critically acclaimed JOY, DEPARTED (2015) and debut FORGETTABLE (2014) and is the most collaborative, fully realized version of Sorority Noise to date.

    1. No Halo
    2. A Portrait Of
    3. First Letter From St. Sean
    4. A Better Sun
    5. Disappeared
    6. Car
    7. Where Are You?
    8. Second Letter from St. Julien
    9. Leave The Fan On
    10. New Room
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