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  • Ghosts Among Men Ghosts Among Men Quick View

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    Ghosts Among Men

    Colored Vinyl


    Ghosts Among Men is the 2010 Victory Records debut album from Vancouver, Canada's Grave Maker and follow-up to 2008's Bury Me At Sea. The vintage hardcore release was literally born to be released on the label that put mainstream hardcore on the map with its 12 raging tracks delivered in just under a half hour. We're a hardcore band out of western Canada. We live to tour, tour to live. Hardcore is in decline, we are one of the bands trying to keep it alive, exclaims drummer Wayne Kong. We are an aggressive, fast and heavy-hitting hardcore punk band. We sound like a wolverine fighting a garbage disposal full of steak knives. If you love hardcore meet your Maker. Colored vinyl pressing from Victory Records with MP3 digital download.

    1. Ghosts Among Men
    2. Hell Followed
    3. Melt To The Mold
    4. Seducer
    5. Why We Fight
    6. Stronghold
    7. Vlad The Impaler
    8. Laid To Rest
    9. Dead Or Alive
    10. Sever Thy Head
    11. Broken Bones
    12. Never Be Like You
    Grave Maker
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  • Buried Alive Buried Alive Quick View

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    Buried Alive

    Standup comedian Aziz Ansari presents his third standup album, where he shares his uniquely hilarious perspective on fears of adulthood, babies, marriage, and more. Ansari's look at life on the cusp of 30 years old is smart, unfiltered, and hysterical.
    LP1
    1. Babies
    2. 25 and Pregnant
    3. I Was The Cutest Kid of All Time
    4. Bullying
    5. Having a Kid is a Crazy Gamble
    6. Cheese is Everywhere: Describing a Night Out
    7. A Chunk on Marriage
    8. Proposal Stories: We Were at a 5 Star Restaurant.
    9. Marriage is an Insane Proposa
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    10. The Chick-Fil-A Dilemma
    11. My Cousins in India / Arranged Marriages
    12. Modern Ghosts
    13. Meeting the Love of Your Life at Bed Bath and Beyond
    14. If My Generation Was a Font, We'd be Comic Sans


    LP2
    1. Online Dating Material
    2. Grindr
    3. Girls That Say Wooooo! And Dumb Dudes
    4. Black Dudes Are Blown Away by Magic Tricks
    5. Gentlemen vs Dudes
    6. Don't Ever Send Women Photos of Your Penis
    7. Club Songs (This is the Best Night of Your Life!)
    8. Encore: Meeting President Obama
    9. Encore: Seal Story

    Aziz Ansari
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  • Buried Alive: Live In Maryland Buried Alive: Live In Maryland Quick View

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    Buried Alive: Live In Maryland

    Buried Alive: Live in Maryland is a live album by The New Barbarians. It was recorded at the Capital Center Arena in Largo, Maryland on May 5, 1979 during the band's only concert tour.


    Features:

    3LP Deluxe Box Set

    180 gram Vinyl

    Mastered at Bernie Grundman Studios

    12"x12" Full-color booklet with extensive liner notes


    Musicians:

    Ron Wood - Guitar, Harmonica, Pedal Steel Guitar, Vocals

    Keith Richards - Guitar, Piano, Vocals

    Stanley Clarke - Bass Guitar

    Zigaboo Modeliste - Drums

    Ian McLagan - Piano, Organ, Backing Vocals

    Bobby Keys - Saxophone


    1. Sweet Little Rock And Roller

    2. Buried Alive

    3. FUC Her
    4. Mystifies Me
    5. Infekshun
    6. Rock Me Baby
    7. Sure The One You Need

    8. Lost And Lonely

    9. Love In Vain
    10. Breathe On Me
    11. Let's Go Steady

    12. Apartment No.9
    13. Honky Tonk Women
    14. Worried Life Blues
    15. I Can Feel The Fire
    16. Come To Realise
    17. Am I Grooving You

    18. Seven Days
    19. Before They Make Me Run

    20. Jumping Jack Flash
    New Barbarians
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    The Used

    The Used's self titled debut is finally back in print on vinyl! The 2002 album exposed fans to the post-hardcore sounds of the Utah quartet with hit singles Taste of Ink, A Box Full of Sharp Objects, and Buried Myself Alive and has since been certified gold.
    1. Maybe Memories
    2. The Taste of Ink
    3. Bulimic
    4. Say Days Ago
    5. Poetic Tragedy
    6. Buried Myself Alive
    7. A Box Full of Sharp Objects
    8. Blue and Yellow
    9. Greener with the Scenery
    10. Noise and Kisses
    11. On My Own
    12. Pieces Mended
    The Used
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  • Love Metal (Deluxe) Love Metal (Deluxe) Quick View

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    Love Metal (Deluxe)


    2 Gatefold Colored LPs - Remastered


    "If it's possible to pick a "definitive" HIM album, Love Metal would certainly qualify. Recorded in the autumn of 2002 at Helsinki's Finnvox studios with producer/engineer Hiili Hiilesmaa behind the board, the album plays firmly to the band's strengths. Goth-flavored atmospherics? Meaty riffs? Expertly-crafted arrangements? Instantly-catchy choruses? Operatic despair? It's all here, most notably on the album's three classic singles: "Buried Alive By Love," which opens the proceedings with a roar, and proceeds to ratchet up the intensity from there, and "The Funeral of Hearts" and "The Sacrament," both of which beautifully pair Ville's lovelorn baritone with the band's innate ability to switch gears from delicate to muscular with the flick of a cigarette ash." - Dan Epstein

    LP 1
    1. Buried Alive By Love

    2. The Funeral Of Hearts

    3. Beyond Redemption

    4. Sweet Pandemonium

    5. Soul On Fire
    6. The Sacrament
    7. This Fortress Of Tears

    8. Circle Of Fear
    9. Endless Dark
    10. The Path


    LP 2
    1. Buried Alive By Love (Live at El Teatro Flores BS.AS. MMXIV)

    2. Beyond Redemption (Vinnfox Relics)

    3. Circle Of Fear (Vinnfox Relics)
    4. Soul On Fire (Live at Semifinal HKI MMIII)
    5. Endless Dark (Vinnfox Relics)
    6. The Sacrament (ACSTC Pascha MMXIV)
    7. This Fortress Of Tears (Vinnfox Relics)
    8. The Funeral Of Hearts (Live at Helldone MMXIII SJK)
    9. (one minute of silence)
    10. Love's Requiem (VRPN Hidden Track)

    HIM
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  • Love Metal Love Metal Quick View

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    Love Metal


    Remastered


    "If it's possible to pick a "definitive" HIM album, Love Metal would certainly qualify. Recorded in the autumn of 2002 at Helsinki's Finnvox studios with producer/engineer Hiili Hiilesmaa behind the board, the album plays firmly to the band's strengths. Goth-flavored atmospherics? Meaty riffs? Expertly-crafted arrangements? Instantly-catchy choruses? Operatic despair? It's all here, most notably on the album's three classic singles: "Buried Alive By Love," which opens the proceedings with a roar, and proceeds to ratchet up the intensity from there, and "The Funeral of Hearts" and "The Sacrament," both of which beautifully pair Ville's lovelorn baritone with the band's innate ability to switch gears from delicate to muscular with the flick of a cigarette ash." - Dan Epstein

    1. Buried Alive By Love

    2. The Funeral Of Hearts

    3. Beyond Redemption

    4. Sweet Pandemonium

    5. Soul On Fire
    6. The Sacrament
    7. This Fortress Of Tears

    8. Circle Of Fear
    9. Endless Dark
    10. The Path
    HIM
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    Pearl

    Ranked 122/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Audio sourced from the original master tapes and with meticulously recreated artwork!


    Designed as the perfect vehicle to showcase her powerful vocals, Janis Joplin's 'Pearl' was released after the singer's death in 1970.


    She never got to record the vocals for 'Buried Alive In The Blues', but she did manage to create gems such as 'Cry Baby', 'Mercedez Benz' and her signature song 'Me And Bobby McGee', which became a posthumous number one hit.


    Pearl shows Janis at her best, and leaves the listener always wanting more


    Originally released on January 11, 1971 (three months after her passing on October 4, 1970), the Paul Rothschild produced Pearl debuted Janis Joplin's final finished studio recordings as well as intimations of what the influential American country-soul-blues-rock singer was capable of delivering. The only album Joplin ever recorded with the Full Tilt Boogie Band, the touring ensemble that had backed her on the Festival Express, Pearl includes studio recordings of songs that had been introduced to audiences on tour. Peaking at #1 on the Billboard 200, a position it held for nine weeks, Pearl features some of Janis' most familiar and best-loved performances including her cover of Kris Kristofferson's Me and Bobby McGee and her off-the-cuff a cappella Mercedes Benz.

    1. Move Over
    2. Cry Baby
    3. A Woman Left Lonely
    4. Half Moon
    5. Buried Alive In The Blues
    6. My Baby
    7. Me And Bobby McGee
    8. Mercedes Benz
    9. Trust Me
    10. Get It While You Can
    Janis Joplin
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  • Gimme Some Neck (Speakers Corner) Gimme Some Neck (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Gimme Some Neck (Speakers Corner)

    'Gimme Some Neck' - words with a double meaning! Ron Wood's demand for a guitar and/or a bottle serves well to demonstrate both his lifestyle and his commitment to music. On the one side he is a rock'n'roll legend who played his way up the career ladder beginning with the Jeff Beck Group via The Faces to become a member of The Rolling Stones. On the other side we hear a man who was not adverse to the odd drink now and again, but who was a musician through and through, and whose slick hands conjured magical waves of sound on his slide guitar. This sound is brilliantly demonstrated in the opening number I Don't Worry No More, with its bluesy, earthy honky-tonk groove. It is followed by Breakin' My Heart, which gives us a glimpse of Wood's soul by means of sharp organ chords which come from a psychedelic abyss. Then he turns another corner to take us to the gentle, sensitive poetry of Delia with an unamplified guitar.


    Woods presents Buried Alive and Come To Realize with powerful vocals and enough power for a stage performance, and then comes a previously unreleased song by Bob Dylan - Seven Days, in which he sounds more like Big D than D himself. But this is no cover version for Wood's personality is more than alive and kicking. Ron Wood remains Ron Wood - totally distinctive and quite inimitable.

    Musicians:



    • Ron Wood (guitar, vocal, harmonica)

    • Bobby Keys (saxophone)

    • Mick Jagger, Keith Richards (guitar, vocals)

    • Dave Mason (guitar)

    • Ian McLagan (keyboards)

    • Swamp Dogg, Harry Phillips (piano)

    • Mick Taylor (bass, guitar)

    • Mick Fleetwood, Jim Keltner, Charlie Watts (drums)



    Recording: January - March 1978 at Pathe Marconi Studios, Paris, and October - December 1978 at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles

    Production: Roy Thomas-Baker

    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.


    1. Worry No More
    2. Breakin My Heart
    3. Delia
    4. Buried Alive
    5. Come To Realise
    6. Infekshun
    7. Seven Days
    8. We All Get Old
    9. F.U.C. Her
    10. Lost And Lonely
    11. Don't Worry
    Ron Wood
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  • Sunday Run Me Over (Awaiting Repress) Sunday Run Me Over (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Sunday Run Me Over (Awaiting Repress)

    Sunday Run Me Over is the second album released in 2012 by Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs, following early spring's Long Distance, a collection of her older garage rock material re-recorded in a distinctly more Americana/honky tonk style. Long the queen of the garage, Holly Golightly's work with her strange partner Lawyer Dave acting as the entirety of the Brokeoffs has seen the punk energy that brimmed over in scrappy solo albums (or even more so with work in the early femme-stomp of Thee Headcoatees) shift somewhat into a country-tinged sound, possibly a product of her new environment, as Ms. Golightly left her London home for life on the farm in rural Georgia with Lawyer Dave sometime in the late 2000s. The photo of ducks, dogs, and chickens in the artists' backyard that graces the inside cover of Sunday Run Me Over is a far cry from the gritty dive-bar settings imaginable as the backdrop for Golightly's early solo material, and likewise the music is removed from that early garage grit. The fifth album from the duo finds them working in the country-blues mode they've been cultivating for a while, but with more energy and manic gusto than before. Starting off with the down-home holler of Goddamn Holy Roll, overdriven slide guitars and tambourines right out of Sunday morning church service explode out of the speakers, with Holly and Dave in a wild-eyed duet for the entire duration of this spirited stomper. Tones of deep South religion, retribution, and redemption feel buried throughout the record, with humid originals like the rocking Tank and the goofy saloon singalong of One for the Road butting up against traditional country arrangements of old-timey hits like I Forgot More and the Stonesy Hard to Be Humble. The album's down-on-the-farm or confessin'-on-the-pulpit vibes have enough rock & roll in them to keep Sunday Run Me Over in the same boozy, reckless mode of rock that Golightly is famous for, just reconfigured a little bit. The bitterness and spite that tempered the good times rolling on albums like Truly She Is None Other and Serial Girlfriend are still alive and well on tracks like Goodnight, even if sung with a bit more of a drawl than a British accent. All told, the album is a riveting romp of country-fried garage rock recorded on an actual farm. Fans of Golightly's earliest work might miss the garage days, but listening closely will reveal that the spirit of those days is alive and very much kicking.

    - Fred Thomas (All Music)
    1. Goddamn Holy Roll
    2. They Say
    3. Tank
    4. I Forgot More
    5. One For The Road
    6. Turn Around
    7. A Whole Lot More...
    8. Hand In Hand
    9. The Future's Here
    10. Hard To Be Humble
    11. Goodnight
    12. This Shit Is Gold
    Holly Golightly And The Brokeoffs
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  • Sea When Absent Sea When Absent Quick View

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    Sea When Absent

    Appropriately for new beginnings, Sea When Absent marks a number of firsts for ASDIG-it's the first album recorded in a real studio by someone who isn't Ben or Josh, the first album not written mostly by Ben, the first album with next-to-no reverb, and the first time in ASDIG's history that it has existed as anactual band (not just Ben or Josh playing everything). There was also a conscious effort to get away from aspects of recording that have defined this band in the past-namely heavily reverbed and buried vocals [ed.- they never sound buried to Ben]. Vocalists Jen Goma and Anne Fredrickson have beautiful voices and it was time to explore the possibilities of their abilities/talents. Jen took on a central role in the making of this album, stepping up to write most of the lyrics and melodies. Anne also contributed melodies throughout the album and put her classical cello training to use adding string arrangements. Since 2009 Ben has called Sydney, Australia home and while he was down under, multi-instrumentalist/backup vocalist/engineer/jack-of-all-trades Josh Meakim was Our Man in Philly, overseeing the recording sessions and adding all of the musical and production ideas he usually does. The distance between Ben and the rest of the band also forced novel ways of building songs from across the world. Bassist Ryan Newmyer, in Brooklyn, was tasked with deconstructing and rebuilding several songs in his own way-Oh, I'm a Wrecker (What to Say to Crazy People) bears the fruit of this tact. Holding it all together is drummer Adam Herndon. Adam is Sea When Absent's alchemist-weaving between, and often reconciling, the colossal boom of electronic beats (see Golden Waves or Double Dutch) and the subtle elegance of a drum kit in a room (see The Body, It Bends or The Things They Do to Me).


    Between releasing Ashes Grammar in late 2009 and Autumn, Again in late 2010, ASDIG spent the better part of that year on tour. The six members in this band returned to six different Ithacas and the various dramas and adventures they've endured since then inform a lot of Sea When Absent. But 2014 is also just an insanetime to be alive. Dominant narratives have broken down and the stories we tell ourselves have never been more up-for-grabs.It's all happening and A Sunny Day in Glasgow want to be as simultaneously everywhere and nowhere as the rest of us. Sea When Absent is ASDIG's story for the milieu-a fever-dream about the now (or maybe a lucid dream about the fever-now) and a future possible set in pop-major.

    1. Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End)
    2. In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing)
    3. Crushin'
    4. MTLOV (Minor Keys)
    5. The Things They Do to Me
    6. Boys Turn Into Girls (Initiation Rites)
    7. Never Nothing (It's Alright [It's Ok])
    8. Double Dutch
    9. The Body, It Bends
    10. Oh, I'm a Wrecker (What to Say to Crazy People)
    11. Golden Waves
    A Sunny Day In Glasgow
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  • No Questions Asked (On Sale) No Questions Asked (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    No Questions Asked (On Sale)

    Arising from a punk rock party scene that exploded in the wasted midst of Hollywood tinsel and trash, The Flesh Eaters first mutated into a punk-fueled roots rock voodoo blues group (marked by the masterful A Minute to Pray, A Second To Die LP and a classic line-up of LA scene heavies) and later into a speed metal esoterrorica four-piece who throttled American hardcore with their mix of amped-up guitar hellfire and rough-hewn Jagger/Richards blues. Singer and band constant Chris D. (Desjardins) was able to sprout new heads for his band every couple of years while keeping a supremely intense, performance-as-catharsis ethos very much alive, and always charting fertile new musical ground. Live, Chris D. would shriek like he was conducting the last performance before Satan's bloody rapture, and as if he just might be taking the audience down with him. The rock pundits of the day thus brought forth much enthusiasm, enthusiasm now all but buried in the yellowing copies of local fanzines.
    Sleeping Sickness
    Jesus Don't Come Through The Cotton
    Police Gun Jitters
    Dynamite Hemorrhage
    Ten Inch Razor
    Kiss On My Cheek
    Suicide Saddle Side
    Cry Baby Killer
    Dominoes
    Crazy Boy
    The Child Come First
    Home Of The Brave
    Impossible Crime
    No Questions Asked
    Flesh Eaters
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    Destroyer: Resurrected

    Ranked 496/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    This album has received recognition many years later.

    In 1989, Kerrang! magazine listed the album at #36 among the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time.

    In 2006, it was placed at #60 on Guitar World magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time.

    The album was also featured in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.


    This is KISS's 1976 multi-platinum, landmark album Destroyer: Resurrected, newly remixed from the original master tapes by the album's original producer, Bob Ezrin. Ezrin pulled the tapes from the vaults and painstakingly remixed the entire album, enhancing the sound and bringing out its rich texture and vibrancy, while keeping the integrity of the original recording intact. Destroyer: Resurrected will also include rare and unreleased recordings rediscovered during the remixing process, plus the originally intended cover artwork.


    Hot on the heels of their breakthrough hit album Alive!, KISS released their fourth studio album Destroyer which is considered the most ambitious studio recording of KISS's '70s catalog. Bob Ezrin, who had previously worked with Alice Cooper, was brought in to produce the album and among the production flourishes Ezrin introduced to KISS were sound effects, strings, a children's choir, reversed drumming and the eerie, echoing sounds of screaming children over Gene Simmons' vocals on "God of Thunder." Upon its release, Destroyer reached the No. 11 position on the Billboard Top 200 and, with the help of the surprise top-10 hit "Beth," was their first album to go platinum.


    Originally released as the B-side to the single "Detroit Rock City," "Beth,"-the heart-yearning ballad co-written and performed by drummer Peter Criss-was quickly picked up by radio nationwide and became the first top 10 for KISS, climbing all the way to the No. 7 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. While going through the original tapes, a forgotten vocal piece that was originally edited out in the final mix of "Beth" was discovered and now, for the first time, the complete original vocal recording has been restored and is included in the final mix. Other rediscovered gems include a complete, alternate guitar solo for the track "Sweet Pain," now heard for the first time since it was originally recorded. The newly remixed "Sweet Pain" with the original guitar solo will be included as a bonus track. In addition to the treasures found buried in the hours of recordings, KISS classics such as "Detroit Rock City," "Shout It Out Loud," "Do You Love Me?" and "God of Thunder" were painstakingly remixed by Ezrin as he fleshed out the drums and guitars, bringing out the bottom end to the bass, making his mixes tight and tough.


    In addition, Destroyer: Resurrected will now be issued with the originally intended cover art thought too controversial for the time. Created by artist Ken Kelly, the "brown" cover depicts KISS dressed in their ALIVE! costumes and standing on rubble in front of a burning city in ruins. At the time, the record company thought it was too violent and settled for the tamer "blue" version known today. This release also marked the first time that a comic-book illustration of the band appeared on the cover, confirming that the band was transforming from hard rockers to superheroes.

    1. Detroit Rock City
    2. King Of The Night Time World
    3. God Of Thunder
    4. Great Expectations
    5. Flaming Youth
    6. Sweet Pain
    7. Shout It Out Loud
    8. Beth
    9. Do You Love Me?


    Bonus Track:
    Sweet Pain (Original Guitar Solo)

    Kiss
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  • Screen Memories (Pre-Order) Screen Memories (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Screen Memories (Pre-Order)

    John Maus is a truly enigmatic musician. Broadly cut from the synth pop cloth, he's fashioned the
    frosty minimalism of its fabric into a cloak of infinite meaning, genuine grace and absurdist humor
    over the course of three defining albums since 2006. His music is a highly mutable affair, whilst
    often described as retro-futurist on behalf of the 80's drum machines and synth sounds employed,
    John's music is more personal than the nostalgic re-tread implied. There's a cinematic quality to
    his songs, with pathos conjured through propelling bass-lines, trailing arpeggios and of course his
    deeply resonant vocal. Moroder helped map out the territory but Maus is more interested in seeking
    cadence through his love of Renaissance polyphony and the experimentation behind post punk. It's
    an amalgamation of musical ideas as radical as its intent.


    Maus is a "man out of time" trying to make sense of the inhumanity of our world through his
    mobilisation of the language of punk rock. His aim is true as he reaches for the seemingly impossible.
    It's a want to emerge as part of greater multiplicity, to appear, to become, to connect that powers his
    songs and the man himself.


    It's now been six years since the widely lauded 2011's 'We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of
    Ourselves' appeared like a thunderbolt of maniacal energy and turned everyone's heads. Now
    regarded an experimental pop classic, Pitiless Censors was a huge breakthrough for Maus as a
    recognised artist and led to a vast reappraisal of his past work. Debut album 2006's Songs and the
    masterful follow up 2008's Love Is Real sounded better than ever the second time round for this
    groundswell of new followers. After touring Pitiless Censors around the world and pulling together
    a collection of rarities and unreleased tracks, Maus then returned to academic pursuits. In 2014, he
    was awarded a doctorate in Political Philosophy for his dissertation on communication and control.
    Shortly thereafter, he began building his own modular synthesizer, etching the printed circuit boards,
    soldering components, and assembling panels, until he had an instrument that matched his vision.
    With this prodigious task completed Maus turned his hand back to song writing and began work on
    what is now his fourth album proper Screen Memories.


    'Screen Memories' was written, recorded, and engineered by Maus over the last few years in his
    home in Minnesota, known genially as the Funny Farm. It's a solitary place situated in the corn plains
    of rural American Midwest. The landscape is as majestic as it is austere and inevitably some of the
    sub-zero winter temperatures creep into the songs as do the buzzing wasps of summer.


    Through the whole album Maus has an undeniable talent in grasping the mettle of each song,
    reaching within and building up a sincere core, before teasing out the edges in acknowledgement to
    the very ridiculousness of its existence. Rather than creating these songs through an enjoyment of the
    process Maus considers himself more in the role of someone discovering them buried just beneath
    the surface. Perhaps the songs presented here are the ones that mask his real intentions, Freud
    pressing record and turning the TV channel to snow. All we can be certain of now though is that John
    Maus is back and he sounds gloriously alive. The triumph of the human is upon us and all the false
    gods and bad jokes will be the first to fall.

    1. The Combine
    2. Teenage Witch
    3. Touchdown
    4. Walls of Silence
    5. Find Out
    6. Decide Decide
    7. Edge of Forever
    8. The People Are Missing
    9. Pets
    10. Sensitive Recollections
    11. Over Phantom
    12. Bombs Away
    John Maus
    $21.99
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