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  • Hambone's Meditations Hambone's Meditations Quick View

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    Hambone's Meditations

    Luther Dickinson is most well known as the head of the North Mississippi all-stars and the lead guitarist for The Black Crowes. He has become known as one of the best guitar players around, whose slide guitar style has been likened to the great Mississippi Fred McDowell. As a young person in Northern Mississippi, Luther was schooled his father, Jim Dickinson, and by the legendary Otha Turner and R.L. Boyce as to the finer aspects of blues guitar playing. Handbone's Meditations is his debut solo outing. The record is a soft, fragile and beautiful offering that provides a stage for Dickinson's soulful, masterful melodic blues stylings.
    1. Death Comes On Wings of Crepe
    2. Blind Lemon and the Hook Man
    3. Breckenridge Blues
    4. Arkabutla
    5. Tallahatchee (Birds of the Moon)
    6. Old Gospel Medley I
    7. Old Gospel Medley II
    Luther Dickinson
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    Undercurrent on Numbered Limited Edition LP from Mobile Fidelity Silver Label


    Introspective, Almost-Hallucinogenic 1962 Album a Pinnacle for Both Jazz Icons


    Guitarist Hall Aids Pianist Evans in Rebounding from Tragedy


    Diverse Set Encompasses Ballads, Waltzes, Hard-Swinging Bop


    Divine Sonics: LP Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI


    Bill Evans catapulted to the top of the jazz world in June 1961 after reeling off three straight masterpiece sessions at New York's Village Vanguard with his trio. Yet the emotional highs came to a screeching halt shortly thereafter when bassist Scott LaFaro died in a car accident. Devastated, Evans refrained from playing for nearly a year. If not for an inspirational collaboration of tremendous creative outpouring, one wonders what fate may have befallen Evans. Undercurrent, the outcome of two studio sessions with guitarist Jim Hall, is that project.


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this Silver Label LP edition bursts forth with brilliant textures, you-are-there realism, and extraordinary tonalities. No other version outside of this analog copy brings you face-to-face with these two jazz giants' sonic communion, a kind of spiritual musical summit on which Evans' deft keyboard touches and Hall's reliably subtle phrasings seamlessly mesh and wonderfully dance, the compositions streaked with natural instrumental decay, full-frequency extensions, and poignant emotionalism that, on this LP, you can feel.


    While Evans managed to sit down for a few one-off takes between LaFaro's passing and these April-May 1962 dates, he largely remained on hiatus and abstained from recording. Whether it owes to the intimate pairing, he and Hall's brotherly chemistry, or the exquisite selection of program material, the results consistently come across as the equivalent of a private meditation-such is the level of introspective depth and quietly shaded interplay throughout. For Evans, the duet clearly functions as therapy, a healing episode in which his partner patiently lays back, shadowing moves and suggesting others, neither musician interested in the spotlight but each striving for (and achieving) transcendent beauty.


    In tackling standards such as Rodgers and Hart's "My Funny Valentine" and the Broadway classic "Darn That Dream," as well as the Hall original "Romain," the pair traverses complex harmonies with the astute elegance of a figure skater. At times, Evans and Hall go for broke on a hard-swinging romps, yet it's their implied melancholy and drifting, softly struck melodic refrains on waltzes and ballads that bestows Undercurrent with a nuanced romanticism and whispered atmosphere befitting the record's title.


    Indeed, even the album's cover-an iconic photograph by Toni Frissell-exhibits the surreal, almost-hallucinogenic properties of the fare contained within.


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    1. My Funny Valentine
    2. I Hear a Rhapsody
    3. Dream Gypsy
    4. Romain
    5. Skating in Central Park
    6. Darn That Dream
    Bill Evans & Jim Hall
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    Meditation

    Though his recordings are relatively few (especially for a major label artist), Mischa Maisky is recognized as one of the most distinguished and celebrated cellists of our time. This recital of arrangements of familiar as well as undeservedly unfamiliar classical tunes amply demonstrates why. His tone is impeccable, technique flawless, and most important he leaves the listener feeling as if they're hearing the piece in a wholly fresh new way. Joined by his long time accompanist Pavel Gililov, this is a recording all cello enthusiasts are sure to enjoy.
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    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
    Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
    1. Meditation (Ave Maria)
    George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
    2. Violin Sonata in D major, Op. 1/13, HWV 371: Larghetto
    Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632 - 1687)
    3. Gavotte en rondeau, for keyboard
    Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714 - 1787)
    4. Melodie (Dance of the Blessed Spirits)
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
    5. Song without Words for cello & piano in D major, Op. 109
    FrÉdÉric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
    6. Prelude for piano No. 6 in B minor, Op. 28/6, CT 171
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
    7. Wiegenlied


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    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
    1. Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) for piano, Op. 15: No 7, TraÜmerei (Dreaming)
    Gabriel FaurÉ (1845 - 1924)
    2. Après un rêve (Dans un sommeil), song for voice & piano, Op. 7/1
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
    3. Le Cygne
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
    4. Habanera
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
    5. Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14
    Fritz Kreisler (1875 - 1962)
    6. Liebesleid Love's Sorrow for violin & piano

    Mischa Maisky
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    Meditations In B

    Meditations in B. A simpler time. Like Pepperidge Farms, and Little House on the Prairie. Two beautiful young men (Aaron Turner and Santos Montano) set off on their own, in the peak of their sexual virility, to forge a new path in brutally sludgy, crushing, apocalyptic, post-metal, post-hardcore, pre-Y2K, post-math, pre-friendster, post-rock riffs. It was a magical time, before they added a few session players. Still regarded by some (mostly the guys who played on it) as Old Man Gloom's finest hour. Fun fact: Meditations in B was written in one afternoon, then recorded AND mixed in 12 hours! While many things in this text are only kinda true, that is absolutely true. They also had the privilege of recording it in their home town of Santa Fe, New Mexico at Stepbridge Studios. Within months of this, they used this monumental piece of music to convince Nate Newton (Converge) to join, and once they had him, it was a little easier to convince Caleb Scofield (Cave In) to join. It's kinda like the beginning of Bill and Ted, where the talk about getting Eddie Van Halen to join, but won't be good until he joins, but can't get good 'til he joins, to convince him to join. Get it? Fantastic.
    1. Afraid Of
    2. Flood I
    3. Simian Alien Technology: Message Recieved
    4. Sonic Wave of Bees
    5. Sonar Enlightenment Program
    6. Rotten Primate
    7. The Exploder Whale
    8. Poisoner
    9. An Evening at the Gentlemen's Club for Apes
    10. Vipers
    11. Test Results: Alien Ape Distress Signal
    12. Flood II
    13. Resolving the de-Evolution Conflict
    Old Man Gloom
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  • Henryk Gorecki: Symphony No 3 Henryk Gorecki: Symphony No 3 Quick View

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    Henryk Gorecki: Symphony No 3

    One of the most affecting works of the late 20th century, Symphony No. 3, featuring the London Sinfonetta and soprano Dawn Upshaw, proved spellbinding to a diverse international audience. TIME calls it "a transcendental meditation on mortality and redemption."
    1. I. Lento - Sostenuto Tranquillo Ma Cantabile
    2. II. Lento E Largo - Tranquillissimo
    3. III. Lento - Cantabile-Semplice
    David Zinman, Dawn Upshaw, London Sinfonietta
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    Laceration Points (On Sale)

    Colored Vinyl


    MEDITATIVE SECT is the sum of the parts brought forth by Mike Haley, Brent Eyestone, Sean Connolly, and Graham Scala from within a cavernous room packed to gills with vintage gear, hand-built electronics, and massive amplification. Introspective isolationist soundtracks ensue.

    1. Eviscerate The Anaconda (Pre-Colonial Retrospection)
    2. Spirit Descends (Like A Dream, Like A Nightmare)
    3. Nuestra Reina De La Montana
    4. Holy Liquor, Healing Blood
    5. Tres Potencias (Post-Colonial Aspiration)
    6. The Reclamation Of Empty Spaces (Syncretism And Empowerment)
    7. To Behead The Apostate Tyrant With His Own Crucifix
    8. Santos Malandros (Marginalization And The Will To Power)
    9. The Power Remains - Looming Ourobouric, Casting Bloodied Glares Towards The Holy Mountain
    Meditative Sect
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    Kaputt

    Dan Bejar started Destroyer as a solo home-recording project in the early to mid-'90s. Destroyer's two recent limited edition 12s, Bay of Pigs and Archer on the Beach, were lauded by critics and sold out in the first month of release. Upon hearing Bay of Pigs, Pitchfork declared Bejar a songwriter of the highest order, and The AV Club was one of many outlets to declare the song, a real epic, a meditation on life and love in times of crisis. Kaputt is Destroyer's ninth album. This double LP version contains the exclusive, 20-minute bonus song The Laziest River and a coupon for full album download.
    1. Chinatown
    2. Blue Eyes
    3. Savage Night at the Opera
    4. Suicide Demo for Kara Walker
    5. Poor in Love
    6. Kaputt
    7. Downtown
    8. Song for America
    9. Bay of Pigs (Detail)
    Destroyer
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  • Rumspringa Rumspringa Quick View

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    Rumspringa

    Though technically residing in Nashville, TN, rising singer/songwriter Daniel James aka Canon Blue has spent the majority of the past three years touring the world with Efterklang while simultaneously writing and recording Rumspringa in their Copenhagen studio. He then headed to Iceland to record orchestral arrangements with renowned string quartet Amiina. The result is a breathtakingly gorgeous mix of orchestral pop and neoclassical minimalism that blends the soulful intimacy of Jeff Buckley and the playful whimsy of Sufjan Stevens with the stately meditation of Steve Reich and Philip Glass.

    1. Chicago (Chicago)

    2. Autark (Nashville)
    3. Indiana Summer (Des Moines)
    4. Honeysuckle (Milwaukee)
    5. Velveteenager (Minneapolis B)
    6. Heavy Heart (Minneapolis A)
    7. Lulls (Memphis)
    8. Fading Colors (Bloomington)
    9. A Native (Madison)
    10. Bows & Arrows (Vegas)
    11. Andalusia (Davenport)
    Canon Blue
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  • I'm Sorry (You're Welcome) (Box Set) I'm Sorry (You're Welcome) (Box Set) Quick View

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    I'm Sorry (You're Welcome) (Box Set)

    7 LP Box Set


    I'm Sorry (You're Welcome) is the culmination of a long-time dream of Eugene Mirman's. It includes a vast array of sounds that can be described as varyingly poignant, erotic, practical, romantic, mind-altering, educational, and humorous. Need to learn Russian? Eugene provides. Meditation sounds? Eugene provides. The sound of a grown man crying? Eugene provides. Oh, also, this release contains a full set of live standup recorded at Columbia City Theater in Seattle, WA June 6, 7, & 8, 2014. I'm Sorry (You're Welcome) is available digitally, or as a lavish, 7-LP box set.

    LP1
    Live In Seattle At The Columbia City Theater
    Good-humored noticings from America's Master of the Noticing!


    LP2
    A Guided Meditation For The Thoughtful Body
    A calming meditation to cheer and sooth the cluttered mind, the injured heart and the anxious body
    Fuckscape
    An erotic soundscape for lovebirds and adventurous friends


    LP3
    Eugene's Comprehensive Sound Effects Library
    Tremendous, mouth-made sound effects for amateur and professional foley artists alike


    LP4
    Digital Drugs
    A binaural acoustic pharmacy for the carefree or ill


    LP5
    Over 45 Minutes of Crying
    A full-hearted 45-minute cry-a-thon


    LP6
    Introduction To Spoken Russian
    The language of Pushkin as taught by someone who left Russia at the age of 4
    Ringtones & Outgoing Voicemail Messages
    For Your Personal Use
    Turn every phone call you miss or receive into a thousand-million smiles


    LP7
    195 Orgasms
    Sorry.

    Eugene Mirman
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  • Fantasia Del Barrio (Discontinued) (On Sale) Fantasia Del Barrio (Discontinued) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Fantasia Del Barrio (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    Heavy, Old-School tip on jacket

    Color insert with historical notes and unpublished photos

    Beautifull, faithful remastering

    Limited pressing of 1000 copies


    Fantasia del Barrio is the missing link between the Psychedelic sounds of Texas and the Chicano Soul and Funk of the late 1960s and early 70s. Recorded soon after Eugenio Jaimez returned from a tour of duty in Vietnam, Fantasia del Barrio is his musical meditation on life at war and the Chicano experience at home. Skillfully performed in one marathon recording session, Jaimez and El Gusano embraced the Soul, Funk and psychedelic sounds of their day to craft this lost instrumental concept album. Long sought-after by break hunters and psych collectors, Heavy Light Records is proud to bring Eugenio Jaimez, Jrs masterpiece to light.

    1. Work Your Hand To The Bone

    2. Journey Of the Mind

    3. Pleiku

    4. Juan Tutri 10 PM

    5. Foot Stomper

    6. Do La Dog

    7. Melancolia

    8. Going Home

    9. Road To Nirvana

    10. Rockin' Rull
    El Gusano
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  • Echo Poeme: Sequence No 2 (200 Gram) Echo Poeme: Sequence No 2 (200 Gram) Quick View

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    Echo Poeme: Sequence No 2 (200 Gram)


    Mastered For Vinyl By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    Faithful, Updated Rendering Of Original Art Printed On Reverse Board At Stoughton Printing Co.


    Limited, Foil-numbered Edition Of 500 200 Gram Black Vinyl Manufactured For Pristine Sound At Quality Record Pressings


    Comes In Japanese-style Resealable Poly Bag


    This album consists of one 49 minute track of female vocals, spoken, chanted and looped to create a haunting meditation and evoke pathos. Steven Stapleton employs a variety of hums, sighs, and spoken phrases to create a ghostly ambience. Originally released in 2005, this is the first time it will be pressed on wax. Nurse With Wound has come to be regarded as the master of avant-garde post-classical experimentation, and Echo Poeme has come to embody an important moment in its oeuvre.

    1. Echo Poeme: Sequence No. 2
    Nurse With Wound
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    Echo Poeme: Sequence No 2 (Colored Vinyl)


    Mastered For Vinyl By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    Faithful, Updated Rendering Of Original Art Printed On Reverse Board At Stoughton Printing Co.


    Limited, Foil-numbered Edition Of 500 150 Gram White Vinyl Manufactured For Pristine Sound At Quality Record Pressings


    Comes In Japanese-style Resealable Poly Bag


    This album consists of one 49 minute track of female vocals, spoken, chanted and looped to create a haunting meditation and evoke pathos. Steven Stapleton employs a variety of hums, sighs, and spoken phrases to create a ghostly ambience. Originally released in 2005, this is the first time it will be pressed on wax. Nurse With Wound has come to be regarded as the master of avant-garde post-classical experimentation, and Echo Poeme has come to embody an important moment in its oeuvre.

    1. Echo Poeme: Sequence No. 2
    Nurse With Wound
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    Okovi

    Nika Roza Danilova has been recording music as Zola Jesus for more than a decade. For the majority of that time, she's been on Sacred Bones Records, and Okovi marks her reunion with the label. Fittingly, the 11 electronics-driven songs on Okovi share musical DNA with her early work on Sacred Bones. The music on this record was written in pure catharsis, and as a result, the sonics are heavier, darker, and more exploratory. In addition to the contributions of Danilova's longtime live bandmate Alex DeGroot, producer/musician WIFE, cellist/noise-maker Shannon Kennedy from Pedestrian Deposit, and percussionist Ted Byrnes all helped build the textural universe of these songs. Above all, Zola Jesus has crafted a profound meditation on loss and reconciliation that stands tall alongside the great works of its genre. Okovi speaks of tragedy with great wisdom and clarity. Its songs plumb dark depths, but they reflect light as well.
    1. Doma
    2. Exhumed
    3. Soak
    4. Ash to Bone
    5. Witness
    6. Siphon
    7. Veka
    8. Wiseblood
    9. NMO
    10. Remains
    11. Half Life
    Zola Jesus
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    SOL

    Apollo Records is proud to present SOL the highly anticipated second album from Los Angeles based producer / composer Eskmo AKA Brendan Angelides. Inspired by our life giving planetary body, SOL is a masterful meditation on human emotional plane as effected by planetary bodies. Angelides has delivered perhaps his strongest musical statement yet. He explains: "My urge was to create an album who's main characters were the Sun, Moon and Earth and how they all play a roll in the perfect simple life of a perfectly imperfect human. Each track within their peak's and valley's plays a specific role in the narrative. My last album was more monotone, sound design focused and emotionally protected. I strove for more on this one. Written, produced and recorded over the course of a year on the Eastside of Los Angeles in his home studio, SOL's epic grandeur bears the traces of Angelides's recent work composing orchestral pieces for live performance with the LA based Echo Society. It weaves in the dulcet tones of a live string ensemble into the many textured layers of some compositions, as well as field recordings from locations across the US: LA, Redwood groves in Northern California, Yosemite and perhaps most memorably, in Costa Rica during a 7 day medicinal retreat. That pivotal retreat as well as a trip to the pyramids and temples of Cairo Egypt, a 10 day silent meditation retreat in the desert of Joshua Tree and a handful of Native American ceremonies shaped the celestial-meets-earth tone of the work. The intimacy and heartfelt qualities of SOL immediately call to mind contemporaries such as Jon Hopkins, Apparat and Matthew Dear as well as the historic likes of early Peter Gabriel, Arthur Russell and Fred Frith amongst others. From the moody cinematic opening of 'SpVce' and exhalting synth melodies of 'Combustion', to the touching delicacy of the watery ballad 'Blue And Grey' to 'Mind Of War''s tromping existential digi-funk, the heartbreaking piano paen of 'Tamara', to the snarling drone saturation of the title track, to the beaming, epic euphoria of 'The Sun Is A Drum' it's clear that this is a record that is a truly cinematic experience.
    1. SpVce
    2. Combustion
    3. Blue and Grey
    4. Mind of War
    5. Tamara
    6. SOL
    7. The Light of One Thousand Furnaces
    8. Feed Fire
    9. The Sun Is a Drum
    10. Can't Taste
    Eskmo
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  • Cut The World Cut The World Quick View

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    Cut The World

    Antony and the Johnsons' Cut The World is a collection of live symphonic performances of songs from the band's four full length albums (Antony And The Johnsons, I Am A Bird Now, Swanlights, The Crying Light).



    Recorded in Copenhagen, DK with The Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Cut The World features arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose, Maxim Moston and Antony.



    Additionally, the title track Cut The World is featured here for the first time. It is one of Antony's new songs for The Life and Death of Marina Abramovi, directed by Robert Wilson and staring Antony, Marina Abramovi and Willem Dafoe.



    Cut The World was recorded live on September 2nd and 3rd, 2011 at the DK Concert Hall in Copenhagen, DK and represents Antony's continued meditation on light, nature and femininity. Antony discusses his ideas on the track Future Feminism, a speech he made during one of the concerts. Addressing the affects of patriarchy on the global ecology, Antony explores the possibility of shifting towards feminine systems of governance in a gesture to restore our world.

    1. Cut The World
    2. Future Feminism
    3. Cripple And The Starfish
    4. You Are My Sister
    5. Swanlights
    6. Epilepsy Is Dancing
    7. Another World
    8. Kiss My Name
    9. I Fell In Love With A Dead Boy
    10. Rapture
    11. The Crying Light
    12. Twilight
    Antony And The Johnsons
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    Airborne

    Music is a spiritual form of communication that cannot be described by words. And yet, before we listen to a new work, we are curious about what to expect. Dean Peer has been noted for decades as an electric bass virtuoso and authority on bass harmonics, and his new album, Airborne, does not disappoint in its intricate and otherworldly harmonic melodies. This time, however, Peer introduces us to drummer Bret Mann, and gives us a peek into his musical roots - funk, jazz-rock, and Americana - showing us what a rhythm section can really do. Observe Peer's breathtaking arsenal of bass techniques and use of audiophile-grade effects plus the sheer realism of Mann's drum and cymbals.


    Airborne is a conversation between a virtuoso of the electric bass guitar and his longtime friend, the master percussionist - two people who know and understand each other, who can finish each other's sentences and who have the deep respect for one another that causes them to listen fully before responding.


    Only true friends can follow the complexity of such a conversation and end with a light bantering joke, or a peaceful meditation - and we feel as though Dean Peer has invited us into his circle of friends by sharing this collection with us. Airborne takes us back to the days when we gathered to sit in front of the stereo, concentrating on the music. Not dancing. Not talking. Just captivated by the story of the music.

    1. Speed
    2. Airborne
    3. Lucy Blue
    4. Lord Zuthula
    5. Swinney Switch
    6. Waimanalo Ohana
    7. N'est-ce pas
    8. Twin Peaks
    9. Het Landen
    Dean Peer
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    Untogether

    Blue Hawaii decided to make Untogether in 2012; they began recording on New Years Day in Vancouver and intermittently worked on the project until summer broke in Montreal. The music followed their winter in Canada, it became colder, more introspective. It again captured a time and place, but instead of a dense saturation of love and excitement, this record reflects the vast world of self-awareness and delicacy. It takes for its subject the question of belonging, despite overwhelming space.


    Musically, the production on the album is more spacious and physically it was recorded in separation. Despite this, it belongs together in its final form. It demonstrates successful creative process in a pair who composed apart, and in doing so it is a meditation on communication: how technology and art influence modern human relationships. It contains the vast space of two years passing, including watching their Montreal scene change as some launched into international success and others turned deeper inwards. Here, the album finds the conflict of separation/belonging to one's self and community.


    The duo notice that throughout the changing social and personal landscape which is one's twenties, these divided notions and people somehow stay together. Even the name Blue Hawaii suggests a kind of melancholic, jaded paradise, but a paradise afterall. It is because - or perhaps in spite of - these disjointed intersections that the record is called Untogether.

    1. Follow
    2. Try To Be
    3. In Two
    4. In Two II
    5. Sweet Tooth
    6. Sierra Lift
    7. Yours To Keep
    8. Daisy
    9. Flammarion
    10. Reaction II
    Blue Hawaii
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    The Hurdy Gurdy Man

    With 1968's The Hurdy Gurdy Man, Donovan delivered one of his most full-realized works, with a psychedelic/progressive edge as well as an exotic Eastern flavor that reflects the influence of his then-recent trip with the Beatles to India to study with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi-an experience that helped to inspire Donovan to renounce drug use and encourage his fans to try meditation instead of chemical consumption. While the title track introduced a heavier-sounding Donovan to AM radio listeners and became one of his biggest hit singles, the smash "Jennifer Juniper" maintains his gentle, romantic side. The album's playful experimental spirit is reflected in the innovative use of drones on such tracks as "Peregrine" and "Tangier," and in the music-hall diversion of "As I Recall It," while "A Sunny Day," "The River Song" and "The Entertaining of a Shy Girl" showcase Donovan's knack for idyllic, pastoral songcraft. Sundazed's vinyl edition of The Hurdy Gurdy Man features the album's rare, much sought-after original mono mix, doing justice to the sonic presence and creative imagination of this vintage gem.
    1. Hurdy Gurdy Man
    2. Peregrine
    3. The Entertaining of a Shy Girl
    4. As I Recall It
    5. Get Thy Bearings
    6. Hi It's Been a Long Time
    7. West Indian Lady
    8. Jennifer Juniper
    9. The River Song
    10. Tangier
    11. A Sunny Day
    12. The Sun Is a Very Magic Fellow
    13. Teas
    Donovan
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    Preparations


    Limited To 1000 Copies


    'Preparations' is the first record to be released on Tri Angle by Fis. Based in Wellington, New Zealand, Fis has steadily been building a name for himself on the underground as a producer to keep an eye on. Having already put out a number of very limited edition and very well received releases through a handful of drum and bass oriented labels, 'Preparations' finds Fis at a point in his music making career where he's ready to be introduced to a wider audience and confirm why websites like Resident Advisor have had things like this to say about him in the past; 'A producer that has suddenly appeared, rather fully-formed, doing something completely individual, sounding like absolutely no one else.' It's pretty difficult to explain exactly what Fis sounds like. Drawing upon a rich history of New Zealand customs and periods of heavy meditation for inspiration, Fis's tracks have the ability to completely disorientate and absorb the listener, creating rhythms that constantly seem to be cannibalizing one another. 'Preparations' feels forward thinking in the extreme and yet entirely elemental and strangely ancient.

    1. Magister Nunns
    2. DMT Usher

    3. Mildew Swoosh
    4. CE Visions
    Fis
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    Palingenesis


    'Palingenesis' is impossibly delicate, impeccably rendered neofolk; it is transporting and autumnal, bringing spectral figures into focus, exploring with curiosity and wonder the darkest heart of a vast folkloric wilderness. - Michael Nelson (STEREOGUM)


    Derived from the greek words for 'birth' [genesis] and 'again' [palin], the term Palingenesis refers to a variety of concepts of rebirth and recreation, ranging from the stoic idea of the continuing recreation of the cosmos, the christian belief in spiritual regeneration through baptism, or the originally pythagoreean concept of the souls' transmigration into a new body. NEBELUNG take up the energy behind these concepts, using them as archetypal images for mans' eternal strive for spiritual perfection in a meditation on death and decay, transformation and renewal.


    More than two years on the making, the release of PALINGENESIS defines a new era for NEBELUNG. Where its predecessors had been singing the hymn of autumn and night by the means of simply structured melancholic folk songs, PALINGENESIS takes on a different approach, transcending the boundaries of lyrics and song, sparing light and reason, and letting the music take on a direct and unaltered way to the depths of the subconscious. PALINGENESIS is a deep and transforming listen, with tracks built up like Mantras, tucking the listener into a dense and detailed tapestry of subtly woven, intertwining melodies and drones, rich in detail and structure, incorporating such a variety of acoustic instruments as both classical and steel stringed guitars, cello, accordion, indian harmonium, hammered dulcimer, glass harp, percussion and voice.

    1. Mittwinter
    2. Polaris
    3. Nachtgewalt
    4. Aufgang
    5. Wandlung
    6. Innerlichkeit

    Nebelung
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    Most Messed Up

    Most Messed Up is a revealing, 12-track meditation on 20 years in music that finds the Old 97's at their raucous, boozy best. It's "a rock opera, a way-off Broadway musical about a musician's life, loves and lubrication," says music critic Bill Flanagan. Recorded in Austin and produced by Salim Nourallah, Most Messed Up also features guest appearances by Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N' Roses) and Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case) on lap-steel.


    Titles like "Wasted," "Intervention," "Wheels Off," "Let's Get Drunk & Get It On," and "Most Messed Up" hint at the kind of narrators frontman Rhett Miller likes to inhabit - men who possess an appetite for indulgence and won't let a few bad decisions get in the way of a good story. The magic in Miller's songwriting lies in the depth that he lends his characters. Upon closer inspection, the hard partying and endless pursuit of a good time often reveals itself to be a Band-Aid covering up deeper wounds and emotional scars. "There's a lot of darkness hidden in this record," Miller explains.

    1. Longer Than You've Been Alive
    2. Give It Time
    3. Let's Get Drunk & Get It On
    4. This Is The Ballad
    5. Wheels Off
    6. Nashville
    7. Wasted
    8. Guadalajara
    9. The Disconnect
    10. The Ex Of All You See
    11. Intervention
    12. Most Messed Up
    Old 97's
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    Laraaji: Remixes

    Laraaji is a musician, mystic and laughter meditation practitioner based in New York City. He began playing music on the streets in the 1970s, improvising trance inducing jams on a modified autoharp processed through various electronic effects. Brian Eno saw him playing one night in Washington Square Park and invited him to record an album for his seminal Ambient series (Ambient 3: Day Of Radiance, released 1980). Laraaji went onto release a prolific series of albums for a wide variety of labels, many of which he recorded himself at home and sold as cassettes during his street performances. In recent years he has been collaborating with a new generation of underground musicians, such as the 2011 album he recorded for the acclaimed FRKWYS series with Blues Control (That Healing Feeling). As well as the reissues of his music on All Saints, in the past year he has been included on Light In The Attic compilation I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950 - 1990, and been a live guest of Deerhunter and Jonathan Wilson.
    1. Cave (Bee Mask)
    2. Kalimba (Ela Orleans)
    3. Tilturn (Sun Araw)
    4. Space (Motion Sickness Of Time Travel)
    Laraaji
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    Into The Wide

    The fourth album from San Diego-bred five-piece Delta Spirit, Into the Wide was born in a flood-ruined, cave-like, rat-colonized room in the band's new hometown of Brooklyn. After spending more than a year writing together in the windowless studio they rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy wreaked its havoc, the group resurfaced with a batch of demos and headed to Georgia to team up with Ben Allen (a
    producer/engineer known for his work with artists like Animal Collective and Deerhunter). Recorded near an old shipping yard in Atlanta, Into the Wide intimately captures the claustrophobia of Delta Spirit's creative space, turning that tension into a moody meditation on the restlessness of city life, growing older, and longing for escape. With its lyrics largely inspired by the murder ballads of Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, Into the Wide proves more darkly charged than anything the band's ever offered up before but - thanks to their command of both indelible melody and sprawling, atmospheric arrangements - ultimately emerges as Delta Spirit's most gloriously heavy album so far.
    1. Push It
    2. From Now On
    3. Live On
    4. Take Shelter
    5. Hold My End Up
    6. Into the Wide
    7. Language of the Dead
    8. For My Enemy
    9. Patriarch
    10. Interlude
    11. War Machine
    12. The Wreck
    Delta Spirit
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    2014 Forest Hills Drive

    J. Cole, the Grammy nominated and platinum selling rapper, has released details on his third full length LP 2014 Forest Hills Drive via Roc Nation / Columbia. The album name is derived from the address of his actual childhood home in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The project is a meditation on the value of love relative to worldly success. The 2014 Forest Hills Drive house marked a change for a young Cole and it spawned his path in rap. With an elevated sense of domestic pride (from trailer park to tree-lined street) to actually having privacy for the first time (his own room) this proved an instrumental time and the story flourishes from there. The house, eventually foreclosed on when Cole was still too young to help, was recently purchased back by him this past fall (his first property purchase) and he promptly invited fans to come and listen to the album at the end of November before anyone (including his label and press.)


    J. Cole chose to forgo a traditional industry album rollout in order to have it be a more personal experience for his fans. He wanted the album to be ingested as a whole. He wanted to limit pre-album hype and context. There were no singles released leading up to release and no early promotion to garner press. He wanted it to be pure for fans and he wanted the tale to be heard by them first and the perception to be personal and theirs alone.

    LP 1
    1. Intro
    2. January 28th
    3. Wet Dreamz
    4. 03' Adolescence
    5. A Tale of 2 Citiez
    6. Fire Squad
    7. St. Tropez


    LP 2
    1. G.O.M.D.
    2. No Role Modelz
    3. Hello
    4. Apparently
    5. Love Yourz
    6. Note to Self

    J. Cole
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    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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