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  • 3-D: The Catalogue 3-D: The Catalogue Quick View

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    3-D: The Catalogue

    77 Mins (Abridged) Version Of Full-Length Release Containing Music From All 8 Albums On Double Heavyweight Vinyl


    This is the ground-breaking 3-D Kraftwerk concert brought thrillingly to life, developed using high definition 3-D visuals, with Dolby Atmos Surround Sound and presented to the technological and audio standards one would associate and indeed come to expect from the pioneering Germans led by founder Ralf HÜtter. For the very first time, every Kraftwerk fan can now experience a gesamtkunstwerk - a total work of art" in the comfort of their own home. Kraftwerk 3-D: The Catalogue features new recordings of songs from Kraftwerk's 8 classic albums performed/filmed at various locations around the world between 2012-2016 and mixed at the band's own state-of-the-art, Kling Klang studio, DÜsseldorf.

    LP 1
    1. Autobahn (3-D)
    2. Geiger Counter (3-D)
    3. Radioactivity (3-D)
    1. Trans Europe Express (3-D)
    2. Metal On Metal (3-D)
    3. Abzug (3-D)
    4. The Man Machine (3-D)


    LP 2
    1. Numbers (3-D)
    2. Computer World (3-D)
    3. Boing Boom Tschak (3-D)
    4. Techno Pop (3-D)
    5. Music Non-Stop (3-D)
    1. The Robots (3-D)
    2. Tour De France (3-D)
    3. Prologue (3-D)
    4. Etape 1 (3-D)
    5. Chrono (3-D)
    6. Etape 2 (3-D)

    Kraftwerk
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  • 3-D: The Catalogue (Box Set) 3-D: The Catalogue (Box Set) Quick View

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    3-D: The Catalogue (Box Set)

    8 Albums Pressed On 9 Heavyweight Vinyl LPs


    Housed In A 12 x 12 Rigid Board Slipcase


    This is the ground-breaking 3-D Kraftwerk concert brought thrillingly to life, developed using high definition 3-D visuals, with Dolby Atmos Surround Sound and presented to the technological and audio standards one would associate and indeed come to expect from the pioneering Germans led by founder Ralf HÜtter. For the very first time, every Kraftwerk fan can now experience a gesamtkunstwerk - a total work of art" in the comfort of their own home. Kraftwerk 3-D: The Catalogue features new recordings of Kraftwerk's 8 classic albums performed/filmed at various locations around the world between 2012-2016 and mixed at the band's own state-of-the-art, Kling Klang studio, DÜsseldorf.

    LP 1
    1. Autobahn 3-D
    2. Kometenmelodie 1 3-D
    3. Kometenmelodie 2 3-D
    4. Mitternacht 3-D
    5. Morgenspaziergang 3-D


    LP 2
    1. Geiger Counter 3-D
    2. Radioactivity 3-D
    3. Radioland 3-D
    4. Intermission 3-D
    5. News 3-D
    6. Airwaves 3-D
    7. The Voice Of Energy 3-D
    8. Antenna 3-D
    9. Radio Stars 3-D
    10. Uranium 3-D
    11. Transistor 3-D
    12. Ohm Sweet Ohm 3-D


    LP 3
    1. Trans Europe Express 3-D
    2. MÉtal On MÉtal 3-D
    3. Abzug 3-D
    4. Showroom Dummies 3-D
    5. Franz Schubert 3-D
    6. Europe Endless Live
    7. The Hall Of Mirrors 3-D


    LP 4
    1. The Man Machine 3-D
    2. Spacelab 3-D
    3. Metropolis 3-D
    4. The Model 3-D
    5. Neon Lights 3-D
    6. The Robots 3-D


    LP 5
    1. Numbers 3-D
    2. Computer World 3-D
    3. It's More Fun To Compute 3-D
    4. Home Computer 3-D
    5. Computer Love 3-D
    6. Pocket Calculator 3-D
    7. Dentaku 3-D


    LP 6
    1. Boing Boom Tschak 3-D
    2. Techno Pop 3-D
    3. Music Non-Stop 3-D
    4. Electric Cafe 3-D
    5. The TÉlÉphone Call 3-D
    6. House Phone 3-D
    7. Sex Object 3-D


    LP 7
    1. The Robots (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    2. Computer Love (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    3. Pocket Calculator (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    4. Dentaku (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    5. Autobahn (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)


    LP 8
    1. Geiger Counter (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    2. Radioactivity (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    3. Trans Europe Express (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    4. MÉtal On MÉtal (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    5. Abzug (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    6. Home Computer (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    7. Boing Boom Tschak (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    8. Techno Pop (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    9. Music Non-stop (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)
    10. Planet Of Visions (Headphone Surround 3-D Mix)


    LP 9
    1. Tour De France 3-D
    2. Prologue 3-D
    3. Etape 1 3-D
    4. Chrono 3-D
    5. Etape 2 3-D
    6. Elektro Kardiogramm 3-D
    7. Aero Dynamik 3-D
    8. Vitamin 3-D
    9. La Forme 3-D
    10. Regeneration 3-D

    Kraftwerk
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  • Autobahn Autobahn Quick View

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    Autobahn

    Ranked 253/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Limited Edition

    In 2009, Kraftwerk have upgraded their Kling Klang masters with the latest studio technology and these magnificent recordings still sound like nothing else in the history of music. Kraftwerk are unique, pristine, profound and beautiful. Decades may pass, but their streamlined synthetic symphonies stand outside time, as fresh as tomorrow, transcendent and sublime.


    Though they'd recorded three previous albums, Kraftwerk's modern pop legacy starts with this impressionistic excursion down Germany's famed superhighway. The rhythmic synth pulse that carries the title track is a sonic revelation while co-founder Florian Schneider's flute work and other more delicate melodic touches hearken back to the band's prog-rock foundations as do the atmospheric Kometenmelodie 1 & 2, Mitternacht and Morgenspaziergang.

    1. Autobahn
    2. Kometenmelodie 1
    3. Kometenmelodie 2
    4. Mitternacht
    5. Morgenspaziergang
    Kraftwerk
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  • Tour De France Tour De France Quick View

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    Tour De France

    In 2009, Kraftwerk have upgraded their Kling Klang masters with the latest studio technology and these magnificent recordings still sound like nothing else in the history of music. Kraftwerk are unique, pristine, profound and beautiful. Decades may pass, but their streamlined synthetic symphonies stand outside time, as fresh as tomorrow, transcendent and sublime.


    The groundbreaking 1983 single cut by Germany's godfathers of electronic music. Contains three versions of Tour De France (Radio Version, Kling Klang Analog Mix and Remix Francois K).

    1. Tour de France (Radio Version)
    2. Tour de France (Kling Klang Analog Mix)
    3. Tour de France (Remix Francois K.)
    Kraftwerk
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  • Trans Europe Express Trans Europe Express Quick View

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    Trans Europe Express

    In 2009, Kraftwerk have upgraded their Kling Klang masters with the latest studio technology and these magnificent recordings still sound like nothing else in the history of music. Kraftwerk are unique, pristine, profound and beautiful. Decades may pass, but their streamlined synthetic symphonies stand outside time, as fresh as tomorrow, transcendent and sublime.


    Performed by the quartet of HÜtter, Schneider, FlÜr and Karl Bartos, the classic Trans Europe Express is one of the most inspired electronically-based pop records of all time. A beautiful spacey suite of electronics and deadpan vocals, the 1977 release stands as arguably the quintessential Kraftwerk sound recording experience.

    1. Europe Endless
    2. Hall of Mirrors
    3. Showroom Dummies
    4. Trans-Europe Express
    5. Metal on Metal
    6. Franz Schubert
    7. Endless Endless
    Kraftwerk
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  • Man Machine Man Machine Quick View

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    Man Machine

    In 2009, Kraftwerk have upgraded their Kling Klang masters with the latest studio technology and these magnificent recordings still sound like nothing else in the history of music. Kraftwerk are unique, pristine, profound and beautiful. Decades may pass, but their streamlined synthetic symphonies stand outside time, as fresh as tomorrow, transcendent and sublime.


    The 1978 synth-pop album The Man Machine is classic mid-period Kraftwerk and it's the group's most commercially successful release. Building on Trans Europe Express, the album brilliantly embodies Kraftwerk's ethos, style and musical agenda with an elegance that very few artists have been able to rival.

    1. The Robots
    2. Spacelab
    3. Metropolis
    4. The Model
    5. Neon Lights
    6. The Man Machine
    Kraftwerk
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  • Radio-Activity Radio-Activity Quick View

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    Radio-Activity

    Limited Edition

    In 2009, Kraftwerk have upgraded their Kling Klang masters with the latest studio technology and these magnificent recordings still sound like nothing else in the history of music. Kraftwerk are unique, pristine, profound and beautiful. Decades may pass, but their streamlined synthetic symphonies stand outside time, as fresh as tomorrow, transcendent and sublime.


    Originally released in 1975, Kraftwerk's ethereal tribute to broadcast communications was the centerpiece in-between Autobahn and Trans Europa Express, a trilogy of masterworks that found the band at their artistic pinnacle. The sweeping synth melodies are in full futuristic force here and Radio Activity is a pivotal and mesmerizing album in every way.

    1. Geiger Counter

    2. Radioactivity
    3. Radioland
    4. Airwaves
    5. Intermission
    6. News
    7. The Voice of Energy
    8. Antenna
    9. Radio Stars
    10. Uranium
    11. Transistor
    12. Ohm Sweet Ohm
    Kraftwerk
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  • The Beat Club Sessions The Beat Club Sessions Quick View

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    The Beat Club Sessions

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    Beat-Club was a German music program that ran from September of 1965 through December of 1972. It was broadcast from Bremen, Germany and is notable for being the first German show to be based around popular music, featuring artists like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Tina Turner, The Who, Black Sabbath, The Bee Gees, The Beach Boys and Kraftwerk in its seven-year run.


    Rory Gallagher was one of the shows most frequent visitors performing four times in the space of just over two years. His first appearance on the program was with his band Taste in 1970 and he returned soon after with his own solo work. This 2-LP set features 12 classic versions of Rory's early solo material from three separate performances circa 1971-72. 180g double vinyl reissue from Rock Classics Records.

    LP1
    1. Laundromat
    2. Hands Up
    3. Sinnerboy
    4. Just The Smile
    5. I Dont Know Where Im Going
    6. I Could've Had Religion


    LP2
    1. Used To Be
    2. In Your Town
    3. Should've Learned My Lesson
    4. Crest Of A Wave
    5. Toredown
    6. Messin' With The Kid

    Rory Gallagher
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  • Neu! Neu! Quick View

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    Neu!

    After the break up with Kraftwerk, Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother started a new project together with producer mastermind Conny Plank (Ultravox, Kraftwerk). Neu's 1972 groundbreaking debut saw the group creating a new kind of rhythm that bridged the gap between rock n roll's syncopation and dance music's four-on-the-floor beats, laying the cornerstone of what would become today's electronic music.
    1. Hallogallo
    2. Sonderangebot
    3. Weissensee
    4. Im GlÜck
    5. Negativland
    6. Lieber Honig
    Neu!
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  • Solid State Survivor Solid State Survivor Quick View

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    Solid State Survivor

    While Kraftwerk was emerging in Europe and became an influence and inspiration to the Japanese superstars, YMO stayed true to their unique sound.


    YMO's second album Solid State Survivor was released in 1979, and represented numerous crossover tracks from Techno to New Wave. Solid State Survivor is probably the most sampled YMO album, as over the years several artists performed numerous covers of Behind The Mask. This extremely popular album peaked at # 1 in several charts all over the world

    1. Technopolis
    2. Absolute Ego Dance
    3. Rydeen
    4. Castalia
    5. Behind The Mask
    6. Day Tripper

    7. Insomnia
    8. Solid State Survivor
    Yellow Magic Orchestra
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  • Hello World Hello World Quick View

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    Hello World

    The first album of new material from the classic lineup of Information Society (Kurt, Paul and James) in over 20 years. After playing some festival dates in Summer, 2013 the band began to discuss working on a new album and the result, _hello world is the offspring. _hello world is rife with songs that have one foot firmly planted in their past and one foot confidently resting in the present; it is filled with classic INSOC dance floor fodder like Get Back, soaring epics like Jonestown, and cinematic textures like Creatures of Light and Darkness. Embracing the many faces of synthetic music while remaining organically Information Society, _hello world isn't as much a rebirth of INSOC as it is a nuclear-powered version that ups the ante. The first single, Land of the Blind, is a swirling, propulsive track that hearkens back to their signature sound yet infuses it with state of the art production values. Longtime InSoc hero Gerald V. Casale adds his vocals in a duet with Kurt on their cover of Beautiful World which adds a modern splash to the Devo classic. The group stormed the club charts in the mid '80s with their Freestyle classic Running. Inspired by the worldwide response to the single, the group seized the opportunity and moved to New York to record their major label debut, Information Society, for Tommy Boy/Reprise. Producer Fred Maher was brought in, fresh from his work on Kraftwerk's Electric Café album, and helped Robb & co. craft a tight pop sound. Initial buzz for the first single What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy) was intense, and proved to be accurate; by the time the group got to its first in-store appearance, two days after the record's release, the album was sold out. 2014 is proving to be quite a year for the band. With history's tendency to repeat itself, it appears INSOC are poised for another takeover. _Hello World, indeed.
    Land Of The Blind
    The Prize
    Where Were You
    Get Back
    Jonestown
    Dancing With Strangers
    Beautiful World (Featuring Gerald V. Casale)
    Creatures Of Light And Darkness
    Above And Below
    Let It Burn
    Tomorrow The World
    Information Society
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  • Clear Air Turbulence Clear Air Turbulence Quick View

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    Clear Air Turbulence

    London one man synth geek Matt Thompson (Zoltan, Guapo) takes you on a sci-fi tune fest ala John Carpenter meets Kraftwerk.


    Thompson plays Mellotron, Minimoog, Moog Taurus, SCI Prophet 5, SCI Pro One, Roland Jupiter 8, Roland Juno 6, Solina String Ensemble and ARP Odyssey, sending you on a nine track journey from Earth into an analogue wormhole, onto a planetary ring of sound loops, and then into the next dimension of sonic discovery.


    Each track is named after a spaceship from sci-fi pulps.


    For fans of John Carpenter, Death Waltz Records, Finders Keepers, Kraftwerk.


    The LP format includes a copy of the album on CD.

    1. Space Beagle
    2. Long Shot
    3. Vortex Blaster
    4. Sunbird
    5. Nomad
    6. Ringmaster
    7. Gnostic Ascension
    8. Prometheus
    9. Clear Air Turbulence
    Cremator
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  • La Dusseldorf La Dusseldorf Quick View

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    La Dusseldorf

    Upon the breakup of legendary Krautrock duo Neu!, drummer Klaus Dinger formed La DÜsseldorf with his brother Thomas and keyboard player Hans Lampe. This, their self-titled debut, was recorded in 1975 and is a staggering mix of Dinger's trademark motorik rhythms, glammy synths, pulsing organs and urgent guitar work that altogether creates a sound that, at times, predates both punk and post-punk, no small feat. Featuring their European hit single Silver Cloud, La DÜsseldorf's debut record is classic Krautrock on par with the best offerings of Neu!, Kraftwerk and Can.
    1. DÜsseldorf
    2. La DÜsseldorf
    3. Silver Cloud
    4. Time
    La Dusseldorf
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  • Filth Filth Quick View

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    Filth

    First Authorized Vinyl Edition Of 1983 Debut Studio Album In 25 Years


    Re-Mastered With Original Cover Art


    "This is all slabs of sound, rhythm and screaming/testifying. What more do you need? In a way, it was a reaction against Punk (and just about any other music you can think of), and the conservative notion that 3 chords were somehow necessary. I used to deny it vehemently at the time, but No Wave (I "hated" that scene too, for some reason I can't remember now) played a big role as the germ from which this music grew, along with The Stooges and Throbbing Gristle, of course. I wanted Swans to be "heavier" though - I wanted the music to obliterate - why, I don't remember! I think it just felt good. Live, we used two basses (playing utterly unmusical chords that were stabbed and left to sustain or sometimes hit in staccato or opposing rhythms), drums, a "percussionist" that slammed down on a metal table with a metal strap, crude cassette loops of various sounds/noises (usually some kind of undefined ROAR), and Norman Westberg's glorious sustained and screaming guitar chords. It was pretty elating to play live - for us. If 100 people showed up (which would have been a huge audience at the time - 20 was more the average), 80 were guaranteed to leave by the second song. Somehow that tension - contempt or indifference from the audience - was nourishing, so we kept going.


    Here's some music I was listening to at the time: Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, The Stooges, Brian Eno, Teenage Jesus And The Jerks, DNA, The Contortions, Glenn Branca, Black Flag, early Pink Floyd, This Heat, Kraftwerk, The Germs, Cabaret Voltaire, Can, Public Image LTD., SPK "


    - Michael Gira / Swans/Young God Records

    1. Stay Here
    2. Big Strong Boss
    3. Blackout
    4. Power for Power
    5. Freak
    6. Right Wrong
    7. Thank You
    8. Weakling
    9. Gang
    Swans
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  • New Weather New Weather Quick View

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    New Weather

    With their debut album New Weather has done something rare: they've made the sonic equivalent of visual art. Renown painter Tomory Dodge joins Sean Curley and Amber Rosino in a daring electronic instrumental album. We hear the celestial scrapings of Stockhausen, the minimalism of Kraftwerk or Stereolab, the grooves of Air and the ambient drift of Boards of Canada, even the insistent psychedelia of early Pink Floyd -- all layered masterfully into New Weather's own concoction. Based in Seattle, New Weather will be performing throughout 2013-14 in support of this album.
    1. Slip
    2. Automatic Morning
    3. Heat Death
    4. 6EQUJ5
    5. Everything
    New Weather
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  • Roedelius: Remixes Roedelius: Remixes Quick View

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    Roedelius: Remixes

    Hans-Joachim Roedelius is one of the prime movers in the strand of experimental music that emerged from 1970s Germany sometimes referred to as "kosmische music". As a founding member of the highly influential groups Cluster and Harmonia, he was part of a vibrant scene that included Neu!, Kraftwerk and Can. He started releasing solo work in 1978, combining his minimal piano style with electronic production details. In the 1990s he collaborated with Italian musicians Nicola Alesini (saxophone) and Fabio Capanni (guitar) in 'ambient jazz trio' Aquarello,who released three albums, the final installment being issued by All Saints. Whilst overseeing the reissue of a vast archive of seminal albums, Roedelius shows no signs of slowing down as he enters his eighth decade.
    1. Puente (Peaking Lights Remix)
    2. Remember (Hieroglyphic Being Remix)
    Roedelius
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  • III (Awaiting Repress) III (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    III (Awaiting Repress)

    Föllakzoid began seven years ago as a trance experience between childhood
    friends Diego, Juan Pablo, and Domingo from Santiago, Chile. Heavily informed
    by the heritage of the ancient music of the Andes, the band has learned to integrate
    this influence with contemporary sounds of their times, creating a rich yet
    minimal atmosphere.


    For III, the band wanted to expand their sound while building an atmosphere
    with mainly monochords and reiteration. After recording and mixing the album
    on their own at their studio at BYM Records, they partnered with German electronic
    maestro Atom TM to flesh out the album's synth parts. Most of the sounds
    he provided were atonal electronic sounds, aiming for concrete frequencies and
    sampled organic glitches. (The Korg synthesizer Atom TM plays on this record
    was used by Kraftwerk on a tour during the '80s and given to him by Florian
    Schneider.)


    III is a four-part minimal sound voyage in which you can hear Föllakzoid's musical
    language developing into something more upbeat, obscure, and sharp, yet
    even simpler in terms of elements. During the past year, the band played more
    than 80 gigs, including at Primavera Sound Festival (both Porto and Barcelona),
    ATP Festival in the UK, Musique Volantes in Lyon, and Lollapalooza Chile. The
    shows for III, including a confirmed set at Austin Psych Fest in May, should
    spread the band's fog-enshrouded gospel to an even wider audience.

    1. Electric
    2. Earth
    3. Piure
    4. Feuerzeug
    Follakzoid
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  • SOULROCKER SOULROCKER Quick View

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    SOULROCKER

    MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD today announced their upcoming (and ninth) studio album SOULROCKER will be releasedvia Fantasy Records, their first album for the label. SOULROCKER features the new song "Crazy For You" a joyously upbeat rhythmic pop song that highlights Franti's soulful vocals and encompasses his socially conscious outlook.


    In creating SOULROCKER-co-produced with Jamaican producers Stephen "Di Genius" McGregor (son of reggae luminary Freddie McGregor) and Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin Quee (known for his work with artists like Bruno Mars and John Legend)-MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD have introduced a new sensibility to their potent hybrid of hip-hop, rock, folk, and reggae: a gracefully arranged take on electronic music that more than fulfills the band's mission of making impassioned music you can dance to. Along with harnessing the Bay Area-based band's dynamic energy for a more powerful impact than ever before, SOULROCKER again shows Franti's singular ability to channel frustration into music that's both thought-provoking and triumphantly hopeful.


    "Right now is a very challenging time for people, for our nation and the planet," says Franti, a longtime activist and past recipient of Global Exchange's Domestic Human Rights Award. "But I really believe that music can help fight war and violence and hatred. The world needs that more than ever now, so my intention with this album was to make music that could bring people together."


    While each selection on SOULROCKER began with Franti working out melodies on his acoustic guitar, many of the album's songs ultimately evolved into beat-powered tracks that reveal a close and nuanced understanding of the electronic genre. "One of the first records I had as a kid was a Kraftwerk seven-inch that I got from the giveaway bin at the UC Davis radio station KDVS," recalls Franti, who grew up in Davis, CA. "We always do a DJ set at the end of our shows, and I wanted to try bringing in those dance and electronic elements but still keep the organic instrumentation that I've always loved."


    Franti's message of positivity-minded political consciousness, once an outlier in music, has found momentum in the mainstream in recent years-a phenomenon that compelled him to push his artistry even further on SOULROCKER. "I feel a deeper sense of purpose in music today than I ever have in my career," he says. "The album's really about me challenging myself and growing, and just trying to make the most inspiring music I possibly can for this intense, crazy and wonderful time we're all living in."

    1. Crazy For You
    2. My Lord
    3. Get Myself To Saturday
    4. Summertime Is In Our Hands
    5. We Are All Earthlings
    6. Still Standing
    7. Good To Be Alive Today
    8. My Favorite Wine Is Tequila
    9. Once A Day
    10. We Do This Every Day
    11. I Got Love For Ya
    12. Do You Feel The Way That I Do?
    13. Love Will Find A Way
    Michael Franti And Spearhead
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  • Come My Fanatics Come My Fanatics Quick View

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    Come My Fanatics

    Import


    What a difference two years can make ... Between their self-titled debut and this follow-up, Electric Wizard beefed up and distorted their sound and polished their song-writing and the result has taken them light years beyond what the first album achieved. For this reason alone, anyone interested in the band's history and how a young group can progress in leaps and bounds, these two albums are worth seeking out and hearing. The most obvious improvement in the band's style is the overall sound: thick and grimy textures in slower-than-slow guitar chords and riffs, accompanied by basic drum rhythms and a washed-out wailing vocal singing lyrics of despair at the present world and conjuring avenues of escape from the social and political oppression in our society.


    We dive straight into the deep end with Return Trip, a crusty doom sludge song if ever there was one, with black grime peeling off riffs to expose a raw layer that quickly changes to hard and dark and bleeds off in turn. The song sticks to the straight and narrow: even an extended instrumental passage doesn't attract a wiggly guitar solo, and it's only towards the end the song acquires layers of melody and riffing to suggest the vocalist's increasing mental derangement. Jus Oborn's singing isn't great - it's more like chanting or shouting sometimes - but his voice has a rough, anguished edge suited to the lyrical content. Real life is cold, hard, tyrannical, unjust and abusive and for many people the only way to stay sane is to escape into one's own world through the portal of hallucinogenic drugs. Wizard in Black and Doom-Mantia take up where Return Trip leaves off: these are epic tracks that extend the sludge / stoner doom trip out further into the realms of psychedelia, the latter track featuring treated vocals and multi-tracked voices (or so they sound).


    Ivixor B / Phase Inducer is a wonderfully trippy mindfuck of a piece featuring a seemingly endless loop of female chanting with bubbly guitar effects and lazy bass rhythm followed by an abstract spacey tone piece that probably fell from an old pre-Autobahn Kraftwerk album and needed a home, so why not here. The atmosphere is spooky without appearing sinister. The two separate passages of the track are combined in a way that suggests a breakdown in a spaceship's communications with Earth while the astronauts are overcome by strange cosmic forces that can't be understood by rational people. Very original and quite ingenious!


    The remaining tracks on the album suffer for being footnotes to the instrumental track and the strong first half of the album. Son of Nothing is hardcore melodic rock with metal trimmings in style and its post-apocalyptic / sci-fi lyrics embody both hope and fear as the remnants of humanity flee a scorched Earth to find a new home. Solarian 13 brings up the rear with a mix of gently buoyant and seesawing grime-thickened guitar rhythms around which trippy ambient effects swirl and tease.


    The album draws its strength from a more streamlined musical approach in which music serves to enhance each song and its subject rather than fill out empty spaces with frills or show off individual musicians' dexterity and master of their instruments; and also from powerful lyrical themes of alienation, global destruction and flight to new worlds whether internally in one's head as a form of escape or externally for survival. Fantasy, the apocalypse and its aftermath, and science fiction elements of space travel through drugs and spaceships, and human migration to new worlds combine with doom, stoner and sludge metal to generate an original piece of work in Come My Fanatics .... It's on this album that EW find their calling.


    - NausikaDalazBlindaz (The Metal Archives)

    1. Return Trip
    2. Wizard in Black
    3. Doom-Mantia
    4. Ivixor B / Phase Inducer
    5. Son of Nothing
    6. Solarian 13
    7. Demon Lung
    10. Return to the Son of Nothingness
    Electric Wizard
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    Chants is the debut album by Seattle multi-instrumentalist / singer Nouela. Born to Norwegian & Korean parents, Nouela spent the first her first 11 years living in Korea and learning to love what her parents played - Beach Boys, Pet Shop Boys, Beatles, Kraftwerk, Monk, Mingus. Nouela spent her teens and early twenties fronting bands (Mon Frere, People Eating People) and recording & touring with other Seattle Bands (The Fall Of Troy, Say Hi, Schoolyard Heroes, Cursive). After working w/ some amazing musicians & producers Nouela decided to change things up and play most everything on Chants.
    1. Joke
    2. Buckle Down
    3. Fight
    4. Home
    5. Suckers
    6. Chants
    7. Secrets
    8. Joke Part II
    9. Doubts
    10. Regrets
    Nouela
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    Recommended Record: As a title, it's a confident statement for the band's third album, their most accomplished, instant and joyful so far; a side-step from the freewheeling jams of their previous release, leaping into a more concentrated pop-group sensibility whilst still maintaining the twists, turns and swerves that characterize the band sonic adventures.


    Whilst the distinctive hushed vocals and intricate guitar interplay that has become the unmistakable I.H.B. identity remain intact, a fantastic convergence and melding of new influences has emerged; from the pounding garage rock of 'Go Magic!', to the Beatles-y groove of 'Lower', to the almost Kraftwerk-with-guitars style of 'Piano Drone', displaying little trace of the homemade, zero budget recording process.

    1. Sa Sa Sa Sails
    2. Go Magic
    3. Sometimes
    4. Piano Drone
    5. Big Sighs
    6. Teenage Hands
    7. Lower
    8. Waiting Room
    9. Skateboard Rhythm
    10. Recommended Records
    It Hugs Back
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    Camino Del Sol

    1982, Brussels: The former au pair for Rick Wakeman of Yes and two of her teenage friends are at the doorstep of Les Disques Du Crepuscule to make an album with Gilles Martin. They managed to make a contemporary bossanova record that provides the missing link between Antonio Carlos Jobim and Kraftwerk. AntenaÆs album would be issued and promptly forgotten, with Isabelle Antena moving toward jazz in Asia and the others returning to France. Twenty years later, it was findable only as a VG+LP. Intrigued by the striking coverÆs patio furniture at rest in the south of France, Numero Group scooped up Camino Del Sol immediately, giving it the distinction as the second record in their library.
    1. Camino del Sol
    2. To Climb the Cliff

    3. Silly Things
    4. Siss?xa
    5. Achilles
    6. Bye Bye Papaye
    7. No?lle ? Hawa?
    8. Les Demoiselles De Rochefort (la Chanson Des Jumelles)
    9. Spiral Staircase

    10. Unable
    11. The Boy from Ipanema
    12. Seaside Weekend

    13. Frantz
    14. Ingenuous
    Antena
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    Minimalists

    In the 1960s, something happened to classical music. A bold new American voice emerged, pushing away the intricate, atonal forms of the European avant-garde and drawing on the music that most people were actually listening to. The scene led to composers having bona fide hits (Reich's Music For 18 Musicians), and aiming to do so: Philip Glass's album 'Glassworks', which featured Façades, was created with the chief aim of appealing to a much wider audience. Glass added lyricism, power and brooding emotion to the minimalist sound, though he prefers to call his work 'repetitive structures.' You can trace a line from the pulsating, stripped-down sounds of Reich, Glass and Adams to the clarity and repetition of Kraftwerk, and on through just about every type of electronic music you could ever dance to.


    This limited-edition LP celebrates the state of minimalism 50 years after the movement broke down barriers in classical music.

    1. Adams - Shaker Loops - Shaking and Trembling
    2. Adams - Shaker Loops - Hymning Slews
    3. Adams - Shaker Loops - Loops and Verses
    4. Adams - Shaker Loops - A Final Shaking
    5. Glass - Façades
    6. Reich - Eight Lines
    Christopher Warren-Green
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    Other People's Songs Vol. 1

    Over the weekend of August 21-22, 2010, not long after Damien Jurado and Richard Swift first collaborated to produce Damien's 2010 record, Saint Bartlett, the pair hunkered down with a 4-track recorder and one Coles 4038 ribbon microphone to record a collection of cover songs that run the gamut from John Denver to Chubby Checker to Kraftwerk.


    The timing was perfect. On Other People's Songs Vol 1, we can see the scaffolding of what would become a creative turning point for the pair - later seen with the release of Damien Jurado's Maraqopa, the first record in his Maraqopa trilogy - less than 2 years later. The opening drum hits of Be Not So Fearful, the falsetto vocals of Sweetness, and the Spaghetti-Western swing of Radioactivity are, by now, hallmarks of the Jurado/Swift sound, but Other People's Songs Vol 1 is a transitional fossil, a marking of the pair's collaborative evolution.

    1. Be Not So Fearful
    2. Hello Sunshine
    3. Sweetness
    4. Sincere Replies
    5. If The Sun Stops Shinin'
    6. Follow Me
    7. Outside My Window
    8. Radioactivity
    9. Crazy Like A Fox
    Damien Jurado & Richard Swift
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