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Acanthus - OST Le Frisson Des Vampires (The Shiver Of The Vampires) Red Vinyl Edition
Acanthus
OST Le Frisson Des Vampires (The Shiver Of The Vampires) Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
"With origins in the Parisian underground, the Free Press revolution, New Wave cinema, The Letterist movement, French Surrealism, sexual liberation and the European progressive rock explosion Jean Rollin’s 1972 film Le Frisson De Vampires still stands up as one of the most original European poetic erotic horror films after almost forty years since it’s cosmic inauguration. This summer Finders Keepers Records finally release the complete freak-rock soundtrack to the most phantasmagoric celluloid moment from “The First French Vampire Director” which has been shrouded in mystery, secrecy and red wine addled memories for four decades.

Originally rumoured to be played by a disbanded group of teenagers and lost in the edit suite the unabridged soundtrack of improvised freak-funk, commune rock and acidik folk could have easily been recorded by an early line-up of Gong or Ame Son and released on a label like BYG or ESP. The true origins of this rare psychedelic score and it’s unspoken legacy via private pressed free jazz albums and collectible mod rock 45s adds to the twisted tails that unfolds via our extensive liner notes making this release yet another counter-cultural pop milestone courtesy of Finders Keepers Records.

Made on a shoestring in rural Northern France with a cast and crew that draws a blood red line between the avant-garde and The pre-cert video cassette the behind the scenes story of Les Frisson De Vampires engulfs a rampant river of cultural phenomenon such as Japanese Pinky films, X-rated comic books, The Mai 68 riots and the forward thinking No-No generation. Complete with classic and highly collectible artwork by French illustrator Phillipe Druliet and music that will appeal to fans of J. P. Massiera, Amon Duul 1, Jean-Claude Vannier, Igor Wakhevitch, Fifty Foot Hose, early Pink Floyd and Acid Mothers Temple.

Originally released in 2010 as the inaugeral release in our dedicated Rollinade series, documenting some of the finest musical moments of the director’s career as an avant-gardener, counter-culture vulture and Gallic vamp-tramp, Finders Keepers once again presents the entire unreleased soundtrack from the ultimate French vampire hippy flick Le Frisson Des Vampires on transparent blood red vinyl (with a black pressing to follow in early 2021). Also available in the series is Jeunes Filles Impudiques a veritable limited edition 5 track EP of drum heavy Gallic hard-bop and risque acidic folk.

Strictly limited to 500 copies only."
Suzanne Ciani - Music For Denali
Suzanne Ciani
Music For Denali
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Finders Keepers Records’ continued and unwaning commitment to preserving the archives of composer Suzanne Ciani pays off in an avalanche of dividends with this latest master tape discovery. The music on this record was also commissioned two years before Suzanne’s first Buchla concerts in 1974 and 1975, which were accompanied by her seminal National Endowment Paper, and would reveal Suzanne’s proud commitment to the developed Buchla instrument and her confidence in its place in modern music. Unheard away from the origianl documentary screenings in the mid-70s, this soundtrack is available for the
V.A. - Strain, Crack & Break - Music From The Nurse With Wound List Volume One (France)
V.A.
Strain, Crack & Break - Music From The Nurse With Wound List Volume One (France)
2LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
After years of mythology, misinterpretation and procrastination Nurse With Wound’s Steven Stapleton finally chooses Finders Keepers Records as the ideal collaborators to release “the right tracks” from his uber-legendary psych/prog/punk peculiarity shopping list known as The Nurse With Wound List, commencing with a French specific Volume One of this authentically titled Strain Crack Break series. Featuring some Finders Keepers’ regulars amongst galactic Gallic rarities (previously presumed to be imaginary red herrings) this deluxe double vinyl dossier demystifies some of the essential French free jazz and Parisian prog inclusions from the alphabetical “dedication” inventory as printed the anti-bands 1979 industrial milestone debut.

When Steven Stapleton, Heman Pathak and John Fothergill’s anti-band Nurse With Wound decided to include an alphabetical dedication to all their favourite bands on the back of their inaugural LP the notion of creating a future record dealers’ trophy list couldn’t have been further from their minds. By adding a list of untravelled European mythical musicians and noise makers to their own debut release of unchartered industrial art rock they were merely providing a suggestive support system of existing potential likeminded bands, establishing safety in numbers should anyone require sonic subtitles for Nurse With Wound’s own mutant musical language. Luckily for them, the record landed in record shops in the midst of 1979’s memorable summer of abject apathy and its sound became a hit amongst disillusioned agit-pop pickers and artsy post-punks, thus playing a key role in the bourgeoning “Industrial” genre that ensued. On the most part, however, the list , like most instruction manuals, remained unreadable, syntactic and suspiciously sarcastic… As potential “real musicians” Nurse WIth Wound became an Industrial music fan’s household name, but in contrast many of the names on The Nurse With Wound List were considered to be imaginary musicians, made-up bands or booby traps for hacks and smart-arses. It took a while for the rest of the record collecting community to catch on or finally catch up.
Gökcen Kaynatan - Gökcen Kaynatan
Gökcen Kaynatan
Gökcen Kaynatan
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The missing component in the history of Turkish pop and one of the earliest
exponents of Turkish electronic music alongside Ilhan Mimaroglu and Bülent Arel,
Gökçen Kaynatan electrified the rock and roll scene of the late 50s/early 60s –
sending teenagers wild with his custom built guitars and back lines – helping
charge the climate for the birth of Anatolian rock. Then, from the sanctuary of his
private studio, he revolutionised the industry with his pioneering use of electronics
whilst hanging the sonic wallpaper in the living rooms of an entire generation of
telly addicts as in house composer of choice for Turkey’s first national television
channel TRT 1. Despite having a modest discography of only four 7” singles to his
name his influence is a major current that flows through over 50 years of Turkish
pop culture.
Compiled with unparalleled access to his private studio vault, Finders Keepers
proudly presents the first-ever collection of Gökçen Kaynatan’s pioneering
early electronic works. Featuring a selection of his experimental pop and rock
recordings dating from as early as the 1968 it features both of the highly sought
after 1 Numara singles – including a never before heard extended version of Evren
– as well as previously unheard archive material and songs recorded for and
broadcast exclusively on TRT 1 – most of them never to be repeated. In helping
Gökçen end his self-imposed 44-year exile from the record industry we can now
share with you the first of these important recordings from a genuine maverick who
helped shape the face of modern Turkish music, as well as shedding some light on
the rise of one of Anatolian rock and pops must fruitful and experimental periods
that began with the arri
Serge Gainsbourg & Jean-Claude Vannier - OST Les Chemins De Katmandou
Serge Gainsbourg & Jean-Claude Vannier
OST Les Chemins De Katmandou
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
After decades in the making Finders Keepers Records are proud to present the first-ever pressing of Serge Gainsbourg’s most elusive and coveted soundtrack studio recordings – co-written, arranged and orchestrated by the genius Jean-Claude Vannier (Histoire De Melody Nelson) during what many consider to be the dynamic duo’s most definitive creative period. Believed to have been lost in a studio fire by Gainsbourg enthusiasts for over forty years (a myth that also shrouds Morricone’s lost Danger Diabolik soundtrack) the misplaced master-tapes for the drug-fuelled/Mai 68 cash-in/road-movie Les Chemins De Katmandou have been widely considered the final audio jigsaw piece in an immaculate discography/filmography thus earning this soundtrack bone-fide Holy Grail status amongst the most avid disc detectives. Featuring the original crack team of Paris based players now recognised as French library music royalty, this LP epitomises the inimitable musical direction and expert psychedelic pop musicianship that graced classic Gainsbourg/Vannier soundtracks like La Horse, Cannabis and Sex Shop. Laying the stylistic, future-proof foundations for subsequent decades of forward-thinking Gallic funk mastery. Comprising Vannier’s signature recipe of thick plucked bass lines, close-micced drums, biting Clavinet and Eastern influenced strings and percussion (and a sprinkling of subtle traditional French instrumentation) the soundtrack to Les Chemins De Katmandou (aka The Road To Katmandu or The Pleasure Pit) captures Vannier and Gainsbourg in the first year of their creative partnership capturing their unique embryonic energy.
Andrzej Korzynski - Possession
Andrzej Korzynski
Possession
LP | 2012 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
17,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This is the first time any of this music has been released outside of the films original context!
Zdenek Liska - Mala Morska Vila (The Little Mermaid) Splatter Vinyl Edition
Zdenek Liska
Mala Morska Vila (The Little Mermaid) Splatter Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on splattered vinyl.

The original orchestral/electronic score from Karel Kachyna’s 1976 Czech film adaptation of Hans C. Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, composed by Zdenek Liska (The Cremator / Fruits of Paradise) featuring Lenka Korinkova.

Liska’s legacy in the history of European cinema is huge in volume but relatively modest in it’s celebrity. Having already composed nine scores for Kachyna’s films to add to his 1976 filmography of 150 completed soundtracks.

Back in 2005, five years before Finders Keepers Records released Zdenek Liška’s soundtrack to Malá morská víla for the first time, folklore and fairy tale fanatics around the globe celebrated the 200 year anniversary of the birth of one of the world’s most celebrated children’s authors of the published era. This Danish born writer’s stories have been translated into over 150 languages and have continued to enchant and inspire children and adults, arts and crafts, film and theatre, providing a creative binding substance in modern society’s social fibre. With a life story that entwines equal measures of tragedy, mystery, intensity and majesty to that of his own written work, Hans Christian Andersen’s early years balancing contradictory roles as a weaver’s apprentice, a soprano singer, a fledgling poet and an abused grammar school pupil with speculative links to the monarchy, manifested themselves in his written world of fantasy and fiction. His running themes of mutation, metamorphosis, rebirth, prejudice and class distinction are none more prevalent than in what are perhaps his two best known tales The Ugly Duckling, first published 11th November 1843, and the bittersweet surrealist tale of The Little Mermaid, printed in the third booklet of the first volume of Eventyr, Fortalte For Børn (Tales, Told For Children) in 1837.

One of the most idiosyncratic and haunting undiscovered scores in the annals of European cinematic history, Liska’s forward thinking score has all the hallmarks of a Broadcast record, some 20 years before the band first committed sound to vinyl..

Beautifully remastered from the original mastertapes with the full cooperation of the seminal Barrandov studios in Prague and available once again since the original 2011 pressing, Finders Keepers Records are proud to present a newly updated version of this genuine first-ever as part of our 15th birthday celebratory retrospective represses.
Graeme Miller & Steve Shill - The Moomins Xmas Sleeve Edition
Graeme Miller & Steve Shill
The Moomins Xmas Sleeve Edition
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
Imagine, if you will, a foreboding homemade electro-acoustic, new age, synth
driven, proto-techno, imaginary world music Portastudio soundtrack for a Polishmade animated fantasy based on a Finnish modern folk tale and created for
German and Austrian TV, composed in 1982 by two politically driven post-punk
theatre performers from a shared house in Leeds!
To even the most perspicacious and adventurous of alternative music fans the
genuine bloodline of this previously unreleased record already begins to sound
like an entire record collection in one sitting. It would be surprising if this project’s
ambitious and exotic credentials didn’t tick at least one box on your musical matrix
and without one drop of unnecessary nostalgic hyperbole this project already
sounds like the perfect fantasy record that you’ve never heard. Alternatively we
could just say The Moomins and, for many, things would instantly begin to make
perfect sense.
From the same social landscape as Gang Of Four, The Mekons and Impact
Theatre Co-operative - armed with a Wasp synthesiser, an ocarina and a cassette
of the Robinson Crusoe music taped off the TV, Graeme Miller and Steve Shill
used minimum means for maximum mayhem, instilling over 35 years of dreamlike
illusory fuzziness and freakiness into the memories of a generation of school age TV
addicts waiting for the next 5 minute fix of outernational fuzzy felt folklore. Collected
here, all in one place for the first time, Finders Keepers in close collaboration
with the original composers finally bring the original homemade micro-melodies
and reintroduce them to a musical landscape where fans of vintage electronics,
concrète tape effects, pocket percussion and domestic synths are finally ready to
be reunited with the magnetic music of Moominvalley.

A stricty limited edition (500 only) special winter wunderland edition of this
classic Finders Keepers release.

The crowning jewel in our dedicated issue series of the music from the cult
1983 television series. Available alongside a special limited edition fuzzy felt 7”
single.

The full sountrack release for the UK-specific cult animated series. Produced TRACKLIST with the full cooperation of the original artists.
Suzanne Ciani - Lixiviation
Suzanne Ciani
Lixiviation
LP | 2012 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
17,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Pop
Finders Keepers Records are happy to announce a new creative archive based relationship with Suzanne Ciani, a very unique and celebrated experimental composer in her own right, who, as one of the very few female composers in the field (Save Chicago's Laurie Spiegel, Italy's Doris Norton, and a post-op Walter Wendy Carlos) turned a hugely significant wheel behind-the-screens of many early computerised music modules throughout the 1980s dating back to her formative years studying at Stanford's Artificial Intelligence Labs in the early 70s. Suzanne Ciani's detailed and academic approach to music and electronics coupled with an impeccable sense of timing and melody (and a good sense of humour) shines throughout this new collection of previously unreleased recordings.
Zdenek Liska - Mala Morska Vila (The Little Mermaid) Black Vinyl Edition
Zdenek Liska
Mala Morska Vila (The Little Mermaid) Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1976 | UK | Reissue (Finders Keepers)
18,99 €*
Release:1976 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Soundtracks
Standard black vinyl edition.

The original orchestral/electronic score from Karel Kachyna’s 1976 Czech film adaptation of Hans C. Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, composed by Zdenek Liska (The Cremator / Fruits of Paradise) featuring Lenka Korinkova.

Liska’s legacy in the history of European cinema is huge in volume but relatively modest in it’s celebrity. Having already composed nine scores for Kachyna’s films to add to his 1976 filmography of 150 completed soundtracks.

Back in 2005, five years before Finders Keepers Records released Zdenek Liška’s soundtrack to Malá morská víla for the first time, folklore and fairy tale fanatics around the globe celebrated the 200 year anniversary of the birth of one of the world’s most celebrated children’s authors of the published era. This Danish born writer’s stories have been translated into over 150 languages and have continued to enchant and inspire children and adults, arts and crafts, film and theatre, providing a creative binding substance in modern society’s social fibre. With a life story that entwines equal measures of tragedy, mystery, intensity and majesty to that of his own written work, Hans Christian Andersen’s early years balancing contradictory roles as a weaver’s apprentice, a soprano singer, a fledgling poet and an abused grammar school pupil with speculative links to the monarchy, manifested themselves in his written world of fantasy and fiction. His running themes of mutation, metamorphosis, rebirth, prejudice and class distinction are none more prevalent than in what are perhaps his two best known tales The Ugly Duckling, first published 11th November 1843, and the bittersweet surrealist tale of The Little Mermaid, printed in the third booklet of the first volume of Eventyr, Fortalte For Børn (Tales, Told For Children) in 1837.

One of the most idiosyncratic and haunting undiscovered scores in the annals of European cinematic history, Liska’s forward thinking score has all the hallmarks of a Broadcast record, some 20 years before the band first committed sound to vinyl..

Beautifully remastered from the original mastertapes with the full cooperation of the seminal Barrandov studios in Prague and available once again since the original 2011 pressing, Finders Keepers Records are proud to present a newly updated version of this genuine first-ever as part of our 15th birthday celebratory retrospective represses.
Suzanne Ciani - Flowers Of Evil
Suzanne Ciani
Flowers Of Evil
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
As a genuine vanguard of electronic music composition at the forefront of the modular synthesiser revolution in the late 1960s, Suzanne Ciani’s forward-thinking approach to new music would rarely look to the past for inspiration, which makes this unheard composition from 1969 a rare exception to the collective futurist vision of Ciani and synthesiser designer Don Buchla. In choosing to adapt the controversial prose of French poet Charles Baudelaire, Suzanne would join the ranks of ongoing generations of pioneering musicians like Olivier Messiaen, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Serge Gainsbourg, Etron Fou Leloublan, Celtic Frost and Marc Almond (not forgetting Star Trek’s William Shatner!), all equally inspired by the 19th century writer’s works of “modernité” (modernity), a self-coined term dedicated to capturing the fleeting, ephemeral experience of life in an urban metropolis, best exemplified in his symbolic, erotic and macabre ode to Parisian industrialisation, Les Fleurs du mal (Flowers Of Evil).
In her varied career that would combine art gallery installations, major film soundtrackings and commissions for Atari, Suzanne Ciani’s earliest experiments remain some of her most challenging, beguiling and timeless... Flowers Of Evil ticks all the above boxes and flicks switches that would power-up a new uncharted universe of her own musical modernité. For the many enthusiasts that have already drawn the parallels between Baudelaire’s writings and experimental/electronic music (a relationship rivalled only by the likes of J. G. Ballard and Aldous
Huxley) some might instantly recognise an unconscious sistership between this recording and another 1969 electronic adaptation of Flowers Of Evil by celebrated female electronic composer Ruth White. An interesting distinction of White’s excellent version of Flowers Of Evil (released via Limelight records, home to the likes of Fifty Foot Hose and Paul Bley) is that its dark tone generation and vocal manipulation was created with a Moog synthesiser, the commercially triumphant
rival to Suzanne and Don’s Buchla Systems (Buchla and Moog’s historic, simultaneous, neck-and-neck synth developments are well documented.) The fact that Ciani’s version was never intended for commercial release (not unlike her 1975 Buchla concerts, which could easily have taken Morton Subotnick’s Bull by the horns!) is also poetically reflective of the nature of Ciani and Buchla’s alternative perspective. The choice to present this extract from Flowers Of Evil in its intended French language further distances Ciani’s faithful reaction from some of its better-known variations. Having attempted to voice the poem herself, the multilingual Italian-American composer’s French accent did not meet her own standards, resulting in the request for a fellow unnamed French student who lived on campus at Mills College in Oakland to accurately verbalise the section of Baudelaire’s collection entitled Élévation.
Graeme Miller & Steve Hill - The Moomins
Graeme Miller & Steve Hill
The Moomins
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
Imagine, if you will, a foreboding homemade electro-acoustic, new age, synth driven, proto-techno, imaginary world music Portastudio soundtrack for a Polish-made animated fantasy based on a Finnish modern folk tale and created for German and Austrian TV, composed in 1982 by two politically driven post-punk theatre performers from a shared house in Leeds!

To even the most perspicacious and adventurous of alternative music fans the genuine bloodline of this previously unreleased record already begins to sound like an entire record collection in one sitting. It would be surprising if this project’s ambitious and exotic credentials didn’t tick at least one box on your musical matrix and without one drop of unnecessary nostalgic hyperbole this project already sounds like the perfect fantasy record that you’ve never heard. Alternatively we could just say The Moomins and, for many, things would instantly begin to make perfect sense.

From the same social landscape as Gang Of Four, The Mekons and Impact Theatre Co-operative - armed with a Wasp synthesiser, an ocarina and a cassette of the Robinson Crusoe music taped off the TV, Graeme Miller and Steve Shill used minimum means for maximum mayhem, instilling over 35 years of dreamlike illusory fuzziness and freakiness into the memories of a generation of school age TV addicts waiting for the next 5 minute fix of outernational fuzzy felt folklore. Collected here, all in one place for the first time, Finders Keepers in close collaboration with the original composers finally bring the original homemade micro-melodies and reintroduce them to a musical landscape where fans of vintage electronics, concrète tape effects, pocket percussion and domestic synths are finally ready to be reunited with the magnetic music of Moominvalley.
V.A. - Daisies (Demikrasky) White With Yellow Yolk Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Daisies (Demikrasky) White With Yellow Yolk Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on white and yellow vinyl.

Back in the latter half of the 1960s the burgeoning idiosyncratic group of alternative filmmakers coming out of (then) Czechoslovakia known as the Czech New Wave were taking art house cinemas in Western Europe and America by storm. The hour long films that came out of the infamous Barrandov production house played a competitive rival to that of the French and Italian New Waves with their very own immaculate and spellbinding takes on cinema verité, film noir, surrealism and cinema concrète. But after the Soviet Union invaded Czech in August 1968 the clampdown on non-conformist creative arts saw over seventy films either banned or withdrawn from production in a mass culling of film reels until 1970.

It is not until recent years that the genre has become widely recognised as a veritable and virtually untapped source of inspiration for fans of experimental cinema, psychedelic cinematography, baroque costumes and scenery, music and graphic design.

Daisies pulls together what you might call the ‘Holy Trinity’ of the Czech New Wave – director Vera Chytilová, costume and set designer Esther Krumbachová, and cinematographer Jaroslav Kucera – arguably the three most forward-thinking and truly experiMENTAL minds in the whole of the CNW collective. Witness Les Petites Margeurites (original French theatrical title) as they mischievously flutter through Prague’s finest restaurants accompanying middle-aged men on flamboyant double dates in gastronomic ménage à trois – “If the world spoils itself, then we shall be spoiled as well” decide the two bikini clad button-cute Maries in the films opening scenes.

The radical and experimental nature of Daisies is further enhanced by its erratic score which consists of the juxtaposition of various non-melodic elements and sound effects, laden with a broad palette of samples and snippets of choral and classical vintage recordings spliced with concréte effects, traditional brass band music, Disney style exotica, Charleston dance standards and token 60’s beat tracks.

Originally prepared for public consumption by Finders Keepers in 2007 and available once again as part of our ongoing (and slightly disrupted) 15th birthday celebrations this immaculate release was taken from the original reels and compiled in close accordance to the original storyline and comes complete with unseen archive images, original international poster designs and new and extensive sleevenotes.
Acanthus - Le Frisson Des Vampires
Graeme Miller & Steve Hill - The Carrier Frequency
Graeme Miller & Steve Hill
The Carrier Frequency
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
18,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Frozen in time over four decades this 1984 “cyclic incantation” combines electroacoustics, grazed euphoria, industrial aesthetics, sampled salvage and recycled mechanic folk to score a widely revered dystopian physical theatre performance from the UK’s hugely influential Impact Theatre Co-Operative. From a seminal post-punk art-action faction (formed in a Leeds warehouse space alongside Gang Of Four and The Mekons), this apocalyptic prophecy not only cracked avant-garde stage boundaries but provided a captive audience with stunning set design and an incredible broken-music soundtrack before its swan song amidst Poland’s 1986 power plant panic. The Carrier Frequency (1984) was a legendary stage work that emerged from the collaboration between the influential performance company Impact Theatre Co-operative and cult novelist Russel Hoban.
Durul Gence - Black Cat
Durul Gence
Black Cat
7" | 2019 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Unintended for commercial release Finders Keepers proudly present these previously
unheard demo recordings recorded following the demise of Turkish percussionist Durul
Gence’s ill-fated Asia Minor Mission group.
Susan Christie - Paint A Lady
Susan Christie
Paint A Lady
LP | 2006 | UK | Reissue (Finders Keepers)
18,99 €*
Release:2006 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
A mythical and misplaced masterpiece of lost soft rock and acidic folk funk by a one-hit
wonderer lost in the wilderness for four decades. From the producer of Margo Guryan,
writer behind Wool, Gerry Mulligan collaborator, Tarantino soundtracker and Wendy &
Bonnie confidant, Paint A Lady now emerges from folkloric obscurity, to bring a wash of soft
psychedelic colour to your vinyl collection and quench the repeat requests of a thirsty new
found audience waiting for the rain.

Out of print for nearly 10 years, Paint A Lady has slowly become one of our most
requested re-releases, and with this 2018 edition it is technically accurate to say that this
pressing is the first-ever reissue of this elusive and essential LP.
From the producer of Margo Guryan, writer behind Wool, Gerry Mulligan collaborator,
Tarantino soundtracker and Wendy & Bonnie confidant, John Hill.
Beautifullly remastered from the original source material and featuring both updated and
the original linernotes.
Karel Goeyvaerts - Pour Que Les Fruits Mûrissent Cet Été / Op Acht Paarden Wedden
Karel Goeyvaerts
Pour Que Les Fruits Mûrissent Cet Été / Op Acht Paarden Wedden
LP | 2013 | UK | Reissue (Finders Keepers)
19,99 €*
Release:2013 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Karel Goeyvaerts was born in Antwerp in 1923.
After having received a humanistic education in Antwerp, he took courses at
the Lemmens Institute in Malines. From 1943 until 1947 he studied at the Royal
Flemish Conservatoire of Antwerp. From 1947 until 1950 he studied composition
with Darius Milhaud, music analysis with Olivier Messiaen and was in addition the
pupil of Maurice Martenot at the “Conservatoire
National” in Paris. In 1949 he was awarded the 2nd Prize for Composition and the
Lili Boulanger Prize at the same Conservatoire. He obtained the Halphen Prize in
1950.
During the winter of 1950-51, he wrote the “Sonata for two pianos”. Because of
its decisive and total stylistic novelty he designated this work as “Composition
No 1”, thus rejecting all his former work. With this sonata he created a structural
synthesis of the dodecaphonic system of Anton Webern and the teachings of
Olivier Messiaen and laid the foundations for generalized “punctual” serialism. He
demonstrated the application of this technique on the electronic medium in his
compositions Nrs. 4, 5 and 7. During the period 1951-1956, he influenced directly
through personal contact and intensive correspondence the musical creativity of
Karlheinz Stockhausen, whom he met during the summer-courses of 1951 in
Darmstadt. In 1953, Goeyvaerts and Stockhausen produced the first electronic
music in the studio of the NWDR in Cologne.
In 1 970 th e BRT app oin ted h im as pr oducer at th e “Institute of Psychoacoustics
and Electronic Music” (IPEM) in Ghent. Since 1974 he is in charge of the New Music
productions for BRT-3 in Brussels. Karel Goeyvaerts received several awards,
such as the Koopal Prize in 1967 and the Visser-Neerlandia Prize in 1969. He
also was given commissions by the BRT, the Festiv al o f Fland ers and the NOS
(Nede r- lan ds e Omroepstichting). His works have been performed in several
European countries, in Canada, the United States, Japan and at the festivals of the
“International Society for Contemporary Music” (ISCM) Brussels 1950, Oslo 1953,
Graz 1972 and Bonn 1977.
Les Esclaves - Popera Cosmic
Les Esclaves
Popera Cosmic
LP | 1969 | UK | Reissue (Finders Keepers)
18,99 €*
Release:1969 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
For the few people lucky enough to have heard the entire album in the five
decades since its release, the mythical POPERA COSMIC LP is now considered
to be France’s first dedicated psychedelic album and the shrouded blueprint for
the hugely influential Gallic concept album phenomenon that followed – including
SERGE GAINSBOURG’s HISTOIRE DE MELODY NELSON and GÉRARD
MANSET’s LA MORT D’ORION.
Spearheaded by FRANÇOIS WERTHEIMER (songwriter for VANGELIS, BARBARA
and BYG RECORDS), composed with future JODOROWSKY soundtracker
and genius all-rounder GUY SKORNIK, and based on an embryonic concept
co-conspired by a teenage JEAN-MICHEL JARRE, this instantly deleted 1969
recording is a true essential for any outernationalradicalised record collection.
With credentials that mark the birth of the cosmic funk (later disco) that helped
shape the influential sound of France today, this LP also includes the first pressed
instrumentals by members of SPACE ART, some of the best orch rock arrangements
by WILLIAM SHELLER (Lux Aeterna, Eriotissimo) and orchestrator PAUL PIOT
(Jean Rollin), as well as sitar psych benchmarks courtesy of uber legend SERGE
FRANKLIN – all pinned down by the rhythm section that would later be known to
prog aficionados as ALICE.
Subtitled LES ESCLAVES (The Slaves), this street theatre/rock opera (influenced
by the work of Julien Beck’s Living Theatre) now celebrates its 50th birth-day
standing firmly as a sonic tome to the birth of the no-no era (that rebuked
France’syé-yé” hamster wheel) leading directly to the thematic progressive
network of WAKHÉVITCH, MANSET and MAGMA while comprising an inter-Gallic
intergalactic super group from the early annals of France’s pop psych revolution.
Imagine a rock opera where the cast of MISTER FREEDOM perform CLASH OF
THE TITANS at the foot of THE HOLY MOUNTAIN – then pinch yourself...
Emerald Web - The Stargate Tapes
Emerald Web
The Stargate Tapes
2LP | 2013 | UK | Reissue (Finders Keepers)
18,99 €*
Release:2013 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Sharing social circles and spiritual ideologies with artists such as Iasos,
Connie Demby and Deuter, whilst splitting label release schedules with
Laraaji, Laurie Spiegel and Wendy Carlos, the unique Florida raised soul mate
duo known as Emerald Web released their privately pressed debut LP at an
axis where post-prog rock met proto-new age and ambient electronic music.
At the turn of the 1980s Bob Stohl and Kat Epple embarked on a ten-year spiritual
journey playing at planetariums and laser shows above the same
Californian silicon city that devised the early computer music software, unifying
their state of the art modular synth soundscapes and organic compositions
of flutes, bells and field recordings and furnishing a self-pressed cassette
tapeography of inimitable Emerald Web music for their self-funded Stargate
label. Having first communicated via the medium of music as flute players at
a South Florida jam session the future space music luminaries would be instrumental
in assisting synthesiser companies via feedback and consultancy in
developing instruments such as the Lyricon wind synth (favoured by Suzanne
Ciani and Bruno Spoerri) and various sponsored machines for Arp, Buchla,
EML, Computone and Orchestron. Named after a laser show formation and
combining influences from science fiction films, fantasy novels and a broad
musical spectrum including Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, It's A Beautiful Day
and Goro Yamaguchi, Bob and Kat would balance day jobs as synth programmers
as well as TV and film soundtrackers under the moniker BobKat
Productions (counting microscope nature documentarian Carl Sagan amongst
their clients) with evening synthesiser shows at galleries, spiritual centres and
even punk clubs. This compilation album comprises early tracks from Emerald
Web’s debut vinyl release and the following four rare cassette only albums on
Stargate Records from 1979-1982 before the band recorded their bestselling
(and Grammy nominated) albums for labels affiliated with Germany’s Kuckuck
and Larry Fast before Bob Stohl’s sad and untimely death in 1989.
Taken from original master tapes and recorded using revolutionary and prototypal
music technology many of these tracks have never been on vinyl or CD
until now. Finders Keepers are proud to have worked closely alongside Kat
Epple as part of an ongoing Emerald Web/BobKat archival project making
these important early electronic/organic musical hybrids available for fans of
ambient krautrock, electronic soundtracks, musique concrete,
Gerardo Iacoucci - Le Avventure
Gerardo Iacoucci
Le Avventure
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Combining all the traits of an international superhero or intrepid comic book adventurer, the true identity, whereabouts and history of the spectacular Italian composer known as Gerardo Iacoucci has been a mystery to record collectors for many years. As a result of the best efforts of secretive archivists and DJs as well as and the overprotective force field that surrounds the clandestine world of Italian library music, the commanding experimental psychedelic pop music made singlehandedly by this early pioneer of the anti-genre time after time rises to the top of collectors’ want lists, commands huge ransom notes, ignites dancefloors and decimates genre tags before returning to its mythical status as one of the kings of the underworld without removing his mask. Despite the fact that original Italian copies of records by Gerardo Iacoucci are amongst the rarest, enigmatic fixtures of European psychedelia, his music simply refuses to be ghettoised and as the name of this album suggests the history of this artist reads like the memoirs of a genuine musical adventurer as well as a well-travelled prophet of experimental music and unsung pillar of Italian jazz and sound design. Recorded in early 1970, Iacoucci's wide-eyed L'Avventura suite spanned 6 sides of loud, heavyweight monophonic vinyl for Romano Di Bari's Deneb label and created an epically detailed blueprint for independent mood music companies whilst sharing release schedules with likeminded workaholics Alessandro Alessandroni and A. R. Luciani. However, Gerardo's adventure didn't begin here…
Masahiko Sato - OST Belladonna Black Vinyl Edition
Masahiko Sato
OST Belladonna Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1975 | UK | Reissue (Finders Keepers)
19,99 €*
Release:1975 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Soundtracks
An unholy grail of near mythical status finally joins the Finders Keepers Records discography in the form of this first-ever reissue of Masahiko Sato’s elusive sensual psychedelic free jazz score to the stunning Japanese witchcraft animation Belladonna Of Sadness (Kanashimi no Belladonna) directed by anime screenwriter Eiichi Yamamoto in 1973. asn early feature-length example of a micro-genre in which Japanese anime producers collaborated with the “pink” film genre.
Ilaiyaraaja - Solla Solla Volume 1 & 2
Ilaiyaraaja
Solla Solla Volume 1 & 2
2xLP | 2015 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
20,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ilaiyaraaja, Ilayaraja, Ilayaraaja, Isaignani, The Maestro… The undeniable prince of Kollywood cinema, India’s second largest film industry, Ilaiyaraaja is more than equal to his forward thinking contemporaries in Bollywood and Lollywood in both productivity and experimentation.

However, once you have exhausted all possible leads using his various names (and the numerous misspellings) you’re faced with the unenviable task of sifting through a 34-year career spanning more than 900 film scores in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada in order to unearth some the heaviest dancefloor friendly electronic pop to ever emerge from Southern India.

This not-so-modest collection of lesser-spotted electronic Tamil pop features many tracks previously unavailable away from their original rare as hen’s teeth vinyl pressings.

Previously released in two separate volumes to mark the 10th birthday of Finders Keepers we’ve brought them both together in one package for the first time. Featuring tracks NOT available on the CD counterpart of the same name!
Emerald Web - Whispered Visions
Emerald Web
Whispered Visions
LP | 2014 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
18,99 €*
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Finally committed to vinyl thirty years since its original cassette only release!
Ilaiyaraaja - Ilectro
Ilaiyaraaja
Ilectro
LP | 2013 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
19,99 €*
Release:2013 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This compilation reveals more tasty treats from Finders Keepers ongoing obsession with The Crown Prince Of Tamil Pop - focusing on his growth in the mid-1980s as a confident young composer adding freak pop fuel to the flickering flame of Kodambakkam's Kollywood film industry, while embracing domestic synthesiser technology and fusing the power of electro and synth pop to his Carnatic canon.
Don Gere - Werewolves On Wheels
Don Gere
Werewolves On Wheels
LP | 2011 | UK | Reissue (Finders Keepers)
18,99 €*
Release:2011 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition reissue of 500 on deluxe red vinyl!
V.A. - Daisies (Demikrasky) Black Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Daisies (Demikrasky) Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
18,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
Standard black vinyl edition.

Back in the latter half of the 1960s the burgeoning idiosyncratic group of alternative filmmakers coming out of (then) Czechoslovakia known as the Czech New Wave were taking art house cinemas in Western Europe and America by storm. The hour long films that came out of the infamous Barrandov production house played a competitive rival to that of the French and Italian New Waves with their very own immaculate and spellbinding takes on cinema verité, film noir, surrealism and cinema concrète. But after the Soviet Union invaded Czech in August 1968 the clampdown on non-conformist creative arts saw over seventy films either banned or withdrawn from production in a mass culling of film reels until 1970.

It is not until recent years that the genre has become widely recognised as a veritable and virtually untapped source of inspiration for fans of experimental cinema, psychedelic cinematography, baroque costumes and scenery, music and graphic design.

Daisies pulls together what you might call the ‘Holy Trinity’ of the Czech New Wave – director Vera Chytilová, costume and set designer Esther Krumbachová, and cinematographer Jaroslav Kucera – arguably the three most forward-thinking and truly experiMENTAL minds in the whole of the CNW collective. Witness Les Petites Margeurites (original French theatrical title) as they mischievously flutter through Prague’s finest restaurants accompanying middle-aged men on flamboyant double dates in gastronomic ménage à trois – “If the world spoils itself, then we shall be spoiled as well” decide the two bikini clad button-cute Maries in the films opening scenes.

The radical and experimental nature of Daisies is further enhanced by its erratic score which consists of the juxtaposition of various non-melodic elements and sound effects, laden with a broad palette of samples and snippets of choral and classical vintage recordings spliced with concréte effects, traditional brass band music, Disney style exotica, Charleston dance standards and token 60’s beat tracks.

Originally prepared for public consumption by Finders Keepers in 2007 and available once again as part of our ongoing (and slightly disrupted) 15th birthday celebrations this immaculate release was taken from the original reels and compiled in close accordance to the original storyline and comes complete with unseen archive images, original international poster designs and new and extensive sleevenotes.
Pierre Raph - Jeunes Filles Impudiques
Pierre Raph
Jeunes Filles Impudiques
7" | 2010 | UK | Reissue (Finders Keepers)
9,99 €*
Release:2010 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Soundtracks
This long-lost Parisian skin flick ‘Jeunes Filles Impudiques’ (aka Schoolgirl Hitchhikers) marks a particularly vulnerable period in the career of one of the most underrated and misunderstood directors to emerge from the rising smoke of the 1968 Parisian social explosion.
From a director with early links with the Paris underground, The Letterists, The surrealists, improv theatre and the free-press comes the reclaimed audio tracks from one of his rarest celluloid moments - but lets not confuse this for high-art. Finders Keepers make no bones, this is Jean Rollin’s maiden voyage into adult entertainment, DIrected under the pseudonym of Miche Gentil with a flimsy plot, questionable acting skills and an awesome little schizophrenic soundtrack.
The Brutus Drums percussion workout, the acidic folk pastoral movements, the Cul-De-Sac-esque jazz theme and the UK library sound-alike tile-tune all make up this 5 track veritable banquet of Gallic sleaze and second-class sound providing fans of cult cinema and b-music with an unexpected glimpse into the No-No generation at its most candid.
The interests of good taste have ensured that this long-lost movie has been buried for some 40 odd years with a musical score bursting to jump out of the can and down your tone arm which has now been made possible by a recently renovated negative print and new source material. These original Pierre-Raph (of ‘Requiem For A Vampire’ infamy) compositions from the publishing Library of Paris’ Musicale Editions Dellamarre (of Acanthus/Unity fame) come straight from Rollin himself as an introduction to Finders Keepers’ new Rollinade series documenting some of the finest musical moments of the director’s career as an avant-gardener, counterculture vulture and Gallic vamp-tramp all housed in their original hand-painted promotional artwork for the first time ever on vinyl.
J.M. Pagan - Kiu I Els Seus Amics
J.M. Pagan
Kiu I Els Seus Amics
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
17,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
From the cosmic creative musical mind of Swiss/Catalan studio whizz, Zeleste Nightclub engineer, Video Nasty film composer, occasional Jaume Sisa (Música Dispersa) collaborator and future electronic music therapy pioneer comes the synthridden vocoder-loaded 1984 sci-funk soundtrack to Barcelona’s daytime TV response to the universal E.T. phenomena. Get ready to meet your new alienígena amic and the unidentified flying object of thousands of Catalonian kids affections through the 1980s as Finders Keepers present J. M. Pagan’s lost lunar modular synth score to Kiu I Els Seus Amics (Kiu And Friends aka Kiu Is Your Friend).
From the same intergalactic phenomenon that brought such delights as Turkey’s exploito cash-in “Badi” or South Africa’s lo-rent hommage “Nukie” to our unregulated small screens, and the same craze which filled international airwaves with the likes of Extra T’S electro smash single “E.T. Boogie” or the million selling Columbian “Cumbia De E.T. El Extraterrestre” smash hit... not to mention a wide range of unofficial themetune cover versions from Holland, Austria, France and Germany (lest we forget an inspired late period Lee Scratch Perry Album) the creators of the movie which inspire the music on the album you are about to hear made no bones about their intergalactic muse. In 1982 the diaspora from Steven Spielberg’s small fictional mid-American neighbourhood that played host to everyones favourite torch fingered, three toed, Skittle scoffing space goblin touched virtually every family home in every major city resulting in one of the biggest cinematic merchandise phenomenas of the 21st century, resulting in an unexpected high-demand / short-supply play-off in which bootleggers, copyists and counterfeiters rose to the challenge like never before. At the precise moment that international audiences saw that cute little baldy poke his retractable neck around the corner and started stealing beer from the fridge, demanding long distance phone calls while circuit bending kids toys and frankly not looking after the plants... the human race was hooked! and we wanted more! more! more! When Spielberg regrettably told interviewers that he had no intention of making a sequel to E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, it instantly became open-season for the imitators... but way before somebody squeezedout, Mac & Me, ALF and The Purple People Eater a team of kid’s TV executives in Catalunya were ready to fill the widening gap in the market without haste. Created in 1983 by Luna Films and Televisió de Catalunya (TV3) and screened exclusively in Catalunya, Kiu I Els Seus Amics was one of the first E.T. “tributes” to make it out of the gate, and with a crew of five individual directors and writers to ensure that the five episode, one-off series hit the wave of phone-home-fever, “Kiu” has since remained a short but sweet micro-memory in the hearts of an entire generation of Catalonian cosmonauts.
Miquela - I A De Sars
Miquela
I A De Sars
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
17,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Weaving a fragile thread through collectible outsider genres such as acid folk,
French jazz, Braziliana and world music it is virtually incomprehensible that
this incredible one-off solo album by mononymous Occitan language singer,
songwriter and activist Miquela.

Released and well-received in incredibly small numbers by a supportive and
emotional Occitan fan base, this would be Miquela’s only ever solo LP.

Captured via a humble makeshift studio set-up in a classroom in 1977, this
startlingly crystalline recording is one of the best examples you are likely to
hear, not shying from ambitious small string arrangements and intimate Gallic
jazz infusions this LP represents the quiet storm erupting from the pride and
protection of the ancient “romance” language known as Occitan, as spoken by
less than 1.5 million people in Southern France.
Jean-Claude Vannier - OST La Bete Noire Record Store Day 2019 Edition
Jean-Claude Vannier
OST La Bete Noire Record Store Day 2019 Edition
7" | 2019 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
Limited to 1000 copies worldwide.

Lost and presumed missing for decades the soundtrack tapes to this lesser-known
1983 French thriller captures the revered composer and arranger embarking on a
darker exploration of free jazz.
The Insolitudes group comprises a crack team of Palm/Futura/Actuel/Saravah
regulars such as saxophonist Philippe Maté (Acting Trio/Maté-Vallancien/Tacet)
alongside drummer Bernard Labat (Mad Ducks) and legendary Arpadys/Voyage
rhythm masters Marc Chantereau and Pierre-Alain Dahan (Brutus Drums) all of whom
alongside Michel Zanlonghi.
Zdenek Liska - Ikarie Xb-1
Zdenek Liska
Ikarie Xb-1
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
18,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
With this previously unreleased 1963 score for Jindlich Polák’s Ikarie XB-1,
Finders Keepers present our third dedicated soundtrack by Zden k Liška.
Beautifully remastered from the original tapes with the full cooperation of the
National Film Archive in the Czech Republic.
In a climate where previously lesser-known off-kilter master composers such
as Vannier, Kirchin and Axelrod have become widely revered, it is perhaps the
perfect time for discerning listeners to advance above the feeding trough and
seek out this truly pioneering and revolutionary Eastern European composer.
Guy Skornik - Tusk
Guy Skornik
Tusk
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance
From Guy Skornik, the composer and arranger behind Popera Cosmic and Pour
Pauwels, comes the enigmatic instrumental cues for Alejandro Jodorowsky’s
rarest and most overlooked feature film, Tusk.
Cherry-picked from pre-recorded synthesiser fuelled cosmic pop sessions by
Skornik, these compositions provided Tusk with arabesque new age synthesis
alongside full-blown ambitious electro rock
As part as Finders Keepers ongoing dedicated Jodorowsky soundtrack series
we present the first ever release of the original film edits from the 1979 studio TRACKLIST sessions featuring Steve Hillage (Gong) and members of Cossi Anatz.
Denis Wise - Wize Music
Denis Wise
Wize Music
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Perhaps one of the most unique and unlikely exponents of the highly collectible genres of ambient electronics, experimental tape-music and PINA (Private Issue New Age) this English born Jamaican raised sound designer, artist and existentialist furrowed his own ublinkered path through lesser chartered electronic fields for many moons before eventually teaming up with Bill Laswell (with Material) and Daevid Allen in New York to bring self-taught synthesis to Gong during their most oblique periods. Creating two impossibly rare self pressed vinyl LPs of conceptual inner-visionary outer-galactic angular tonal-dronal alien-art soundscapes in the process, the man known under figure shifting guises such as Dennis Wise/Denis Weise/Dr. Wise etc, combined a culture of sound system circuitry and radiophonic trickery adding Tea-pot poetry and sci-fidelity future-folk to his magnetic mesh! Presented here as the first ever dedicated ize Music collection this record combines compositions spanning 1979-1984 in both a solo capacity as well as small-group projects featuring members of the Emerald Web band.

Imagine a comic book where a Funkenstein monster called “Laraaji-Scratch Perry” invaded your record shelf while Komendarek and Holger Czukay kept lookout… Dr. Dennis might be the only one Wise enough to outsmart all of them with his powerful amorphous anaesthetic.
Lubos Fiser - OST Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders Black Sleeve Variation
Lubos Fiser
OST Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders Black Sleeve Variation
LP | 2006 | UK | Reissue (Finders Keepers)
18,99 €*
Release:2006 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Soundtracks
It has been exactly ten years since Finders Keepers Records first liberated Luboš Fišer’s
immaculate soundtrack music for Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders (Valerie A Týden
Divu) from the vaults of the Barrandov Studio in Prague. As the inaugural release of
an ongoing discography of previously unreleased scores from the hugely creative “Film
Miracle” that occurred during and after the Czech New Wave (CNW), this score will always
retain a special place in the heart of the label as well as our listeners who consistently
request an updated repress of this significant vinyl milestone. Having grown in status
from an obscure and misunderstood socialist-era art house oddity, via the hands of
risqué foreign fluff merchants, to finally find its rightful audience as a bona fide surrealist
cinematic masterpiece of world class standards, this 1970 film adaptation of Vítezslav
Nezval’s 1935 avant-garde novella (a film that literally cross-pollinated Max Ernst’s A
Week Of Kindness and Lewis Carols Alice In Wonderland) has garnered widespread
critical acclaim. Inspiring ongoing generations of visual artists, musicians, writers and
filmmakers - all of whom regard this truly individualistic and inimitable surrealist film
poem to be an indelible influence - Valerie continues to impregnate their daily artistic
referential fabric.
Commonly considered to be the swansong of the CNW, following a huge paranoia fuelled
government film cull in 1969, owing to the fact it is last government approved feature film
of the post-Prague Spring era to combine the efforts of controversial filmmakers from
the FAMU (Filmová A Televizní Fakulta Akademie Múzických Umení) film school, Valerie
would also be the first of an exciting and essential new fertile strain of Czech made
cinema fantastique. Successfully condensing the final drops of CNW lifeblood through a
series of presumed apolitical scary/fairy tales, directors like Jaromil Jireš and Juraj Herz
used surrealism, traditionalism and fantasy to rejuvenate the creative energy of apathetic
filmmakers evading government scrutiny via creatively coded artistic allegories. By
strategically choosing to adapt a pre-war surrealist melodrama written by a communist
convert author called Vítezslav Nezval and based in a non-specific traditional era, the
previously censored filmmaker Jaromil Jireš was able to craft what many consider his
finest filmic hour and what would later become his most universally received achievement.
Enlisting the individual talent of some of the CNW’s most formidable stalwarts, in what
might have been their most creatively challenging roles, Jireš managed to unintentionally
establish a new genre format that was both stylistically and sonically tuned to the trends
of the impending decade thus future-proofing his caree
Emma De Angelis - Emma De Angelis
Emma De Angelis
Emma De Angelis
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Finders Keepers)
8,54 €* 8,99 € -5%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
As one of the most enigmatic figures of the 1970s Italian soundtrack and library music network Emma De Angelis and her short recording career provides thirsty fans of speedball psychedelic rock and drum heavy instrumental funk with a tight discography rivalling many of the long-standing bastions of the otherwise male-orientated business.
Born in Rocca di Papa, near Rome, into a flourishing musical environment, Emma was the younger sister of future award winning composers Guido and Maurizio De Angelis, a duo who, under names like Oliver Onions and Dream Bags, would write chart-topping lyrical theme tunes for a wide range of Italian crime, Giallo and Spaghetti Western films featured alongside full scores by Ennio Morricone and the Magnetic System composers (Bixio Frizzi Tempera).
With encouragement from her brothers, Emma, who would also write music under the pseudonym of Juniper, would record a tight clutch of solo-penned material and seldom credited studio contributions to Guido And Maurizio’s film commissions, such as the score for Giuliano Carnimeo’s ‘Simone e Matteo: Un gioco da ragazzi’ (aka ‘Convoy Buddies’). While simultaneously pursuing a career as an illustrator and set designer the De Angelis family contacts would lead Emma to the offices of Romano Di Bari, whose up-and-coming Flirt label was finding success providing custom-built mood music for use in TV and film. Alongside important composers like Alessandro Alessandroni, Gerardo Iacoucci and A. R. Luciani, the young Emma Di Angelis would record a small number of tracks for a compilation called ‘Underground Mood’ (credited in the small print to E De Angelis - not to be confused with Italian singer Edoardo De Angelis). It is from this rare LP that the record you are now holding is compiled. Within the Flirt family of labels Emma De Angelis would also share schedules with other important female composers such as Daniela Casa and Giulia ‘Kema’ De Mutiis - both of whom have appeared on dedicated Finders Keepers releases.
The tracks on this record provide us with a rare glimpse into Emma De Angelis’ short musical career before she became a full time visual artist. With an unknown personnel or studio date it is easy to speculate a potential family jam in Piero Umiliani’s Sound Workshop studio in 1972. One only has to take a listen to Guido And Maurizio’s instrumental theme ‘Gangster Story’ from Enzo G. Castellari’s 1973 thriller ‘High Crime’ (which later appeared on Tarantino’s ‘Death Proof’ soundtrack) or the trippy title theme to Paolo Poeti’s kinky 1976 drama Inhibition to spot the family resemblance.
Nahid Akhtar - I Am Black Beauty
Nahid Akhtar
I Am Black Beauty
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
“I am black beauty... love me!” A forthright enough request, one would think, from an artist whose music was indeed loved, revered and which played a hugely influential and omnipresent role in Lahore’s vibrant cinematic patchwork that covered the late 1970s and early 1980s. However, until now, it seems that this lost love letter to a potential global audience of millions of sonic suitors has been caught up in the pesky Pakistani postal system. Nahid Akhtar needs a connection.
Don’t blame the Khyber Mail. In a neat and tidy career that spanned exactly ten years, Nahid Akhtar came, saw and conquered, then relatively disappeared without even thinking about buying the t-shirt. Disrobing the vibrant finery that interweaved textures of Ghazals, classical music, Punjabi folk songs and Qawwalis (not forgetting a wide range of progressive pop music penned for the Pakistani picture house) from which this records track list is lovingly gathered.
It is virtually unfathomable that the multifarious music of Nahid Akhtar – combining textures, tempos, technologies, global in fences and multicultural languages (and all this within the opening seconds of a song!) – didn’t open the door to international stardom to match that of Asha Bhosle or Lata Mangeshkar from India. In the last few years the music of Lollywood’s golden era has enjoyed a marked resurgence amongst outernational music fans, with labels like Finders Keepers remastering and compiling the work of the Tafo Brothers and M. Ashraf for a global market with wide critical acclaim. Hopefully, with this collection as a sturdy stepping stone to a widely rewarding expanse of further listening, the music of Nahid Akhtar can find a place alongside your favourite international songbirds and her
Maria Teresa Luciani - Sounds Of The City (Suoni Di Una Citta)
Maria Teresa Luciani
Sounds Of The City (Suoni Di Una Citta)
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
16,19 €* 17,99 € -10%
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Welcome to the parallel musical universe of Miss Maria Teresa Luciani, a landscape of sonic architecture and theoretical composition constructed by a family of engineers that reinvented the wheel before the vehicle even began the journey. Imagine, if you will, the musical equivalent of Peter Cook’s Archigram group or the soundtrack to Charles and Ray Eames’ private sketchbooks, hinting at a new municipal, utopian metropolis just hours before the blueprints are suspiciously misplaced by the courier and mainstream pop building regulations piss on our asbestos bonfire. These 1972 constructions of progressive, cyclic, proto-industrial colour music were never intended for public habitation. These are the Sounds Of The City in a galaxy far, far beneath our radar and above your expectations that was never built. Pseudo-futurist pop music? Cubic folk? Tape-op-art? Sì, grazie!

Before the needle hits the first groove, the story of Maria Teresa Luciani reads like an Alphaville caper full of foreign intrigue, low intensity identification fraud, secret codes, family bonds, mistrust and wanderlust... Naturally, you are holding a genuine
Finders Keepers article. To say this rare Italian concept album is “unbelievable” is justified on multiple levels. This multi-storey storage facility of found sounds, radiophonic samples, tape loops, early electronic music experiments, mechanical
folk, cinematic vision, sound design, educated music theory, political pop and high concept art-as-noise successfully layers more musical ideas within its unique structure than one would think possible for a solo artist within any musical genre.
This is why Sounds Of The City presents us with a brand new genre defying compositional framework, pre-dating sampling culture, cut ‘n’ paste plunderism and industrial music in the process. Pre-digital, indefinable and genuinely
unbelievable. But who is Maria Teresa Luciani? On hearing this record respected collectors and enthusiasts have suggested “the female answer to Basil Kirchin,” or “the Italian Daphne Oram”. Both with justified cause. Mystery, myth, legend,
teacher, artist, inventor, author, musician, psychologist, daughter, and (possibly most importantly) sister.
Stefano Marcucci - Tempo Di Demoni, Papi, Angioli, Incen Si E Ciliici
Stefano Marcucci
Tempo Di Demoni, Papi, Angioli, Incen Si E Ciliici
10" | 2017 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
13,59 €* 16,99 € -20%
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The mythical, mysterious and misfiled transcription disc of a lost Italian demonic religious rock opera recorded at Pierre Umiliani’s Sound Workshop by Stefano Marcucci - beat group veteran, Fernando Arrabal collaborator and Libra affiliate.

Featuring members of the wider Casa/Ducros family and future Federico Fellini collaborators, this previously commercially unavailable mini-LP features embryonic Minimoog, ecclesiastical organs and chorus alongside a tight psych funk rhythm section from Italian library music’s golden era.

Imagine Jean Pierre Massiera’s Visitors restoring a scene from Juliette Of The Spirits, backed by a skeleton staff from Jean-Claude Vannier’s Chorale des Jeunesses Musicales de France on a foreign exchange program; on Halloween, in the Vatican…

Continuing our mission to shine light on the genuine anomalies of 70’s Italian production music, Finders Keepers Records resurrects another unlikely transcription disc from the vaults of one of Rome’s most esoteric library music archives. This bizarre one-off theatrical project, composed and recorded at Umiliani’s studio, was commissioned for a short-run demonic religious performance entitled Tempo Di Demoni, Papi, Angioli, Incensi E Cilici under the musical direction of former Italian psychedelic beat-group member Stefano Marcucci.

Instantly recognised by Flower Records founder Romano Di Bari as having commercial potential beyond its handful of church and small theatre performances in the early months of 1975, Marcucci agreed that they should commit these bizarre recordings to vinyl as a form of preservation with hope of attracting a wider commercial audience through Di Bari’s Television and Films synchronisation contacts. Sitting slightly ajar to the custom-made projects of its label bedfellows (swapping schedules with experimental theme-music by Alessandro Alessandroni, Gerardo Iacoucci and Anthonio Ricardo Luciani) and confusingly sharing an identical catalog number to another collectable Flower release called Ritimico by (close friend) Paolo Ferrara (LEW 0551) this album has slipped under the radar of many Library label completists over the years attracting confusion, scepticism, polarised opinion but nothing short of astonishment at the bizarre hidden synth-ridden psychedelic concept pop found behind some of the most striking duo-tone artwork to come out of Italy’s most experimental era.
Billy Green - OST Stone
Billy Green
OST Stone
LP | 1974 | UK | Reissue (Finders Keepers)
18,99 €*
Release:1974 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Soundtracks
Meet Stone. The trailer says it all. A deep Australian drawl narrates the scene over a psychedelic swamp-funk rhythm section doused in electronic percussion and treated keyboards. “Stone Is A Trip… The grave diggers are on the move – a new breed of motorbike gang” The screen fills with images of slo-mo bike accidents, hallucinogenic trips and a death defying cliff stunt which could easily mistaken for a doppelganger scene in Psychomania. “Vietnam veterans with their own style of life, their own rules, their own religion.” The scene swathes to a satanic ritualistic burial at the hands of a denim-clad crew of outlaw bikers with strangely familiar faces.

To many global record collectors, DJs, music producers and general retrophiles living outside of Australia “Stone” was primarily known for its electronic sound effects, psychedelic guitars, cosmic soundscapes and funky bass lines… In the 80s and 90s, before the global DVD boom, Stone to many people was first and foremost a Soundtrack… The kind of soundtrack that makes you wish you could see the film but it’ll probably never happen. The LP artwork alone was beyond enigmatic with its contradicting embroider logo (designed by sandy) alongside its striking futuristic airbrushed chrome insignia (designed by comic artist Peter Ledger and realised by airbrush whizz Errol Black). The huge parade of brand new Kawasaki bikes inside the gatefold looked like something from the future compared to the classic full-dresser Harleys from the American Hells Angels movies. And when the needle drops into the groove and the freakish blend of didgeridoo and Moog (played by Johnny ‘Didge’ Matthews and synth expert Andy Cohan) blended with unidentified clicks belches and pops fly out the speakers it is literally impossible to put a date, never mind a story line, to this acid fuelled soundscape. The use of confusing and contradicting musical influences alongside bizarre noises is actually the secret sauce in this concoction and when the swampy psychedelic funk rock rhythm section kicks-in you are left with a 45 minute programme of skewed. Forward-thinking avant-pop that would stylistically fill a very lonely section in the record shop racks. There are not many records quite like Stone.
Geoff Krozier & The Generator - Tranceformer
Geoff Krozier & The Generator
Tranceformer
2LP | 1981 | UK | Reissue (Finders Keepers)
20,89 €* 21,99 € -5%
Release:1981 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Imagine a coven of Jodorowsky, Daevid Allen, Mr. Crowley, Rameses and Arthur Brownthen combine them into a one-man mutant magician and add the finest Australian synth duo since Cybotron. BEHOLD Geoff Krozier & The Generator.

This faithful reproduction of one of Australias rarest synthy post-prog vinyl artefacts bequeths the only recorded fruits of the precious magick months before Geoff Krozier’s untimely death in 1981. Combining shamanic spoken word with nodding kosmische instrumentation this album is fuelled by ARP/Roland/ETI (Aussie synth) technology and leaves fans of synthetic soundtracks, electronic experimentalism and stubborn synth pop salivating for more (and more there is).

Meet this Ex Kongress (NY punk band) collaborator, Sydney’s official 1980 Magician Of The Year and “the high priest of exorcism-rock” and watch him, and his trusty studio wizards, provide fans of Bruce Haack and Doris White with one of the most absurd electronic private press LPs to come from either end of the pointed planet.

Welcome to the house of the sun.
Bruce Ditmas - Yellow Dust
Bruce Ditmas
Yellow Dust
LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
17,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
As an artist whose name has become mutually synonymous with the instrument
he plays Bruce Ditmas is a very unique heavy musician from one of those special
tightknit communities that tried (and almost succeeded) to change the facade of
progressive pop music and jazz via musical technology.
Raised in Miami (an unknown incubator for future synthesists) Bruce carved the
image of a teen prodigy playing jazz drums at the most exclusive Miami Beach
hotels. After being whisked off to New York by none other that July Garland he
became immersed in free music, recording compositions by Annette Peacock and
Carla Bley before setting up house with vocal artist Joan La Barbara (later Mrs.
Morton Subotnick) in 1975, who, via her own label, encouraged Bruce to pursue
his very specific experiments in heavy electronic rhythms.
This LP is compiled from the solo Moog Drum compositions from his only two
albums both released in 1977 using a Mini-Moog (donated by Gil “Hendrix” Evans),
an Arp 2600 and a wide range of treated percussive instruments that littered this
enfant terrible’s bedroom floor throughout the 1970s. A later pillar of the Enja and
ECM community, Bruces later work in TV, film, sound sculpture and free music still
renders truly unique recording to this very day.
Meet your new favourite drummer, and the best Moog Drum record in your whole
collection.
V.A. - Disco Dildar
V.A.
Disco Dildar
LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
17,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
DIY disco from the Pakistani pop workshop
Never one to merely scrape the surface of a niche genre the Finders Keepers bloodhound digs deeper still into the core of the Indian subcontinent exhuming a concise party pack of opulent, off-centre Pakistani party targets driven by the pounding drum box rhythms of some of Lollywood pops most notorious studio scientists.
Disco Dildar features rare plugged-in proxy pop from some of the country’s lesser-known teen flicks spanning the late 1970s and 80s featuring drum heavy disco guesstimates built around multilingual lyrics celebrating Saturday nights, Disco Dildars and Hindustani Hogmanays.
These original synth-dripped 45 EPs are not from the front of the pile, nor the quirky result of some token musical tourism. The music found here once soundtracked rebellious all-nighters and hotel bar rendezvous from films of which your parents might have not approved hence their scarce obtainability. Again the Sounds Of Wonder team who bought you Thai Dai, Life Is Dance, Ilectro, Bollywood Bloodbath and others share equal doses
of the excitement, wonderment and bewilderment that comes when first needle-dropping these elusive gems.
Featuring the cut and paste, electronics and fuzz tones of flightless super heroes such as Tafo, Ashraf, Rana and Ahmed, whilst voiced by Mehnaz, Runa Laila and Queen Noor Jehan, it is plain to hear why the work of these DIY cosmic composers have eclipsed the collectable desirability of filmic fruits igniting dance floors and providing sample fodder of the wider continent for Wu-Tangular producers in their stride. This workshop funk redefines
both DIY and disco revealing a whole new side to world music and marks Pakistani pop cultures transformation from disposable and indefinable to indispensable. Form a circle Disco Dildar is now in rotation.
Plasma - Ectoplasma
Plasma
Ectoplasma
7" | 2012 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
7,19 €* 7,99 € -10%
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Pop
Uncovered master tape of family funded Rochdalian/Canadian kick ass proto- metal surf instrumentals... The Plasma erupts via the first 45rpm EP on Finders Keepers Records' MAN CHEST HAIR project.
V.A. - Life Is Dance!
V.A.
Life Is Dance!
2LP | 2011 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
19,99 €*
Release:2011 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Once again, Finders Keepers Record is given unparalleled
access to the EMI Pakistan vaults to bring you Life Is Dance -
the follow-up to 2010's critically acclaimed groundbreaking
Lollywood cinematic popcompendium The Sound Of Wonder!
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