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Art Feynman - Blast Off Through The Wicker
Art Feynman
Blast Off Through The Wicker
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Western Vinyl)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Blast Off Through the Wicker documents Art Feynman looking for life in the lifeless,
questioning what it means to be living. There is a calm, disciplined pocket to be felt in
everything Feynman does; krautrock slink, staccato bounce, and pentatonic bursts of
Nigerian Highlife fuzz pour on the temporal canvas with unquestionable ease, never
falling in the wrong place. Even more admirable is, that his "canvas" is a four-track tape
recorder, and that Blast Off features no loops or drum machines despite its
aesthetically faithful motorik and afrobeat underpinnings. Nowhere is this fact more
surprising than on album standout "Slow Down" which pulses along infectiously with a
crunchy backbeat, and deftly arpeggiating bass lines that are so locked-in that it would
be hard to fault an unknowing ear for assuming the whole thing is tediously
programmed. There are gentler sides to Blast Off that conjure the spacey tenderness
of Arthur Russell inventively and respectfully, w ithout adopting their muse's palette
wholesale. In this regard Blast Off is an endearing collection of songs that capture the
ear with warm-yet-clear cassette aesthetics and spot-on musicianship, both of which
form an angle that points lovingly to Feynman's deep and varied influences. Make no
mistake-- this one truly is alive.
Art Feynman - Half Price At 3:30
Art Feynman
Half Price At 3:30
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Western Vinyl)
23,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder 26.06.2020
Art Feynman (aka accomplished recording artist and producer Luke Temple) stitches art pop, Nigerian highlife, worldbeat, and other lesser-known genres into a musical quilt that displays his unmistakable guile and eccentric songcraft. On his sophomore album Half Price at 3:30 he delivers songs that side-smile while pointing out the emotional sinkholes that whirl beneath the most overlooked, seemingly commonplace scenarios. As effortlessly as he inhabits his Art Feynman character he also slips into the lives of other personalities, both living and fictional. Where previous entries in the Luke Temple discography -- including his well-liked former group Here We Go Magic -- have utilized organic timbres even while sailing far from the guitar-and-drums shore, Half Price sees him employing drum machines, slightly glossier production, and even autotune with a tasteful balance that suggests these tools have been in his kit all along. The result affectionately evokes guerrilla recording predecessors like Francis Bebey, Arthur Russell, and Haruomi Hosono in musicological detail, yet it's Temple's hard-won creative voice that resounds over top of it all facing Half Price forward instead of nostalgically backward.
Activity - Unmask Whoever Translucent Glacial Blue Vinyl Edition
Activity
Unmask Whoever Translucent Glacial Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Western Vinyl)
23,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 10.04.2020
Activity are an avant four-piece featuring Travis Johnson, and drummer Steve Levine, both from the band Grooms, bassist Zoë Browne from Field Mouse, and guitarist Jess Rees from Russian Baths. Produced by engineer Jeff Berner of Psychic TV, their debut forms a casually menacing framework for lyrical themes of paranoia, exposed character flaws, and the broader human capacity for growth when an ugly truth is laid bare. Lead single "Calls Your Name," establishes the record's spectral aura with nauseated electronic bells, and a relentless Geoff Barrow-esque drum beat beneath a half-sung, half-spoken lyrics inspired by C.S. Lewis's 1945 novel The Great Divorce. In the novel, characters stuck in a grey, joyless conception of hell repeatedly deny opportunities to be taken into heaven, instead making excuses as to why they should remain in their embittered purgatory states. Allegorically, this speaks to the kind of opportunity for metamorphosis and positive change that's possible when the depths of disillusionment are reached, an idea which permeates much of the album. Despite recurrent aches of discontentment, each track glows with radiant waves of catharsis while elegantly evoking jubilation and anguish within the same breadth, showing that the two are always around the corner from one another.
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Outer Spaces - Gazing Globe Translucent Sky Blue Vinyl Edition
Outer Spaces
Gazing Globe Translucent Sky Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Western Vinyl)
20,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Born in a rural upstate NY town of 500 people, Cara Beth Satalino aka Outer Spaces, studied studio composition at Purchase College, where she also met her bandmate and life partner Chester Gwazda (producer of the first three Future Islands albums, and Dan Deacon's Bromst and America, among others). The Baltimore-based artist's new album Gazing Globe documents Satalino's effort to find herself through the creation of her own esoteric world of pop songs. While writing Gazing Globe, Satalino felt lost and listless, after she and Gwazda decided to take a break from their long-term relationship. To deal with her anxiety and self-doubt, and ultimately evolve emotionally and spiritually, she began a daily meditation practice, in addition to writing songs. "I think I was trying to get back to myself and my identity, separate from my relationship," says Satalino. The result of her efforts is a collection of Murmur-era REM-esque power-pop songs, full of catchy guitar riffs, sonically juxtaposing her despondent perspective.
Heather Woods Broderick - Invitation Coral & Seawater Colored Vinyl Edition
Heather Woods Broderick - Invitation Black Vinyl Edition
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Brocker Way - Wild Wild Country Colored Vinyl Edition
Brocker Way - Wild Wild Country Black Vinyl Edition
Ava Luna - Moon 2 Colored Vinyl Edition
Ava Luna
Moon 2 Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Western Vinyl)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
On Moon 2 Ava Luna's de facto band leader Carlos Hernandez steps back, leaving
space for the rest of the band members to step up and step into roles they hadn't
occupied on previous albums. Felicia Douglass (now a touring member of Dirty
Projectors) worked with percussion and sampler, Julian Fader experimented with
synths, nearly every band member ran the computer during recording sessions, and
Becca Kauffman (aka performance artist Jennifer Vanilla) composed her first song for
the group "On Its Side the Fallen Fire," a deeply layered orchestral piece of Kate
Bush grandeur meets Julia Holter reverie. Compared with previous Ava Luna
albums, Moon 2 has fewer sharp turns into dissonance, fewer celebratory guitar
parts, none of Hernandez's signature screams. Nevertheless, the infectious buoyancy
of "Deli Run" and "Walking With an Enemy," are warm and bright, and songs like
"Centerline" and "Phoebe (Set it Off)" venture confidently into pop territory. The
title track, paint ing the elation and tumult of a crush, is set against a swaggering
reggae bassline and warbling Kraftwerk synths. "It's like, every sci-fi movie has a
nightclub," says Kauffman. "These are the songs in that nightclub."
Ava Luna - Moon 2 Black Vinyl Edition
Ava Luna
Moon 2 Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Western Vinyl)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
On Moon 2 Ava Luna's de facto band leader Carlos Hernandez steps back, leaving
space for the rest of the band members to step up and step into roles they hadn't
occupied on previous albums. Felicia Douglass (now a touring member of Dirty
Projectors) worked with percussion and sampler, Julian Fader experimented with
synths, nearly every band member ran the computer during recording sessions, and
Becca Kauffman (aka performance artist Jennifer Vanilla) composed her first song for
the group "On Its Side the Fallen Fire," a deeply layered orchestral piece of Kate
Bush grandeur meets Julia Holter reverie. Compared with previous Ava Luna
albums, Moon 2 has fewer sharp turns into dissonance, fewer celebratory guitar
parts, none of Hernandez's signature screams. Nevertheless, the infectious buoyancy
of "Deli Run" and "Walking With an Enemy," are warm and bright, and songs like
"Centerline" and "Phoebe (Set it Off)" venture confidently into pop territory. The
title track, paint ing the elation and tumult of a crush, is set against a swaggering
reggae bassline and warbling Kraftwerk synths. "It's like, every sci-fi movie has a
nightclub," says Kauffman. "These are the songs in that nightclub."
Jessica Risker - I See You Among The Stars
Goldmund - Occasus Colored Vinyl Edition
Goldmund - Occasus Black Vinyl Edition
Air Waves - Warrior Colored Vinyl Edition
Air Waves - Warrior Black Vinyl Edition
Skull Eclipses, The - The Skull Eclipses Colored Vinyl Edition
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Kid Colored Vinyl Edition
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Kid Black Vinyl Edition
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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Ears
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Ears
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Western Vinyl)
19,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Composer, performer, and producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's new album EARS is an immersive listening experience in which dizzying swirls of organic and synthesized sounds work together to create a sense of three-dimensional space and propulsion. Dense and carefully crafted, each of the songs on EARS unfolds with a fluid elegance, while maintaining a spontaneous energy, and a sprightly sense of discovery. Listeners familiar with her previous album Euclid (an album that prompted Dazed to call her “…one of the most pioneering musicians in the world.”) will no doubt notice her heavier use of vocals on EARS. On all but one song, her gently ecstatic swells of vocals emerge to soar over a dense jungle of synths and woodwinds.
Much of the album's warmth and energy stems from Smith's use of the versatile analog synthesizer, the Buchla Music Easel. According to Smith, “…nothing compares to the sound of a Buchla. In my mind a Buchla synthesizer has the most human sound in it. I wanted to show the Easel’s versatility and range of motion within a live set. I also wanted to spend as little time as possible in front of the computer during the creation.” After initially composing on the Buchla, she wrote arrangements for a woodwind quintet, added vocals, and further refined the pieces with granular synthesis techniques she developed in her sound design work (she contributed sound design to Panda Bear's “Boys Latin” video, and handled sound design and original compositions for Brasilia co-written by and starring Reggie Watts).
Though the pallet of sounds Smith employs on EARS is darker than the ebullient tenor we heard on Euclid, she's careful to let in just enough light to covey a feeling of cosmic bliss and transcendence. Kinetic arpeggios of synths pulse, often buoying her graceful vocal mantras, while woodwinds breathe and flutter, emulating the wildlife Smith observed while growing up on the West Coast (she even studied recordings of slowed down bird calls prior to composing these pieces). Though some of her gestures echo the musical tropes used by early minimalist composers, the world she creates on EARS is uniquely hypnotic and full of life, not unlike Miyzaki's film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, which she cites as an inspiration.
EARS is a masterful articulation of Smith's vision, which she achieved in part by spending time preparing her mind prior to composing the album. As she explains, “I am very intentional about the months leading up to when I am going to compose something new. I really trust the subconscious and try and feed it only information I want it to feed back to me. I make playlists that I listen to nonstop, or have images I look at daily, or I go to places I want to be inspired by…I do all this prep work and then try and forget it when I am writing.” Listening to EARS, it's clear that her approach paid off, and that the seeds she planted within have born a vibrant and hyper-natural world that's as joyful to experience as the flora and fauna that inspired it.
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Heather Woods Broderick - Glider
Heather Woods Broderick
Glider
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Western Vinyl)
19,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Heather Woods Broderick excels at distilling her experiences into a soulful melancholy that's enduring both for it's intimate relatable moments and its persistent sense of mystery. Her uncanny ear for evocative production and gorgeous vocal harmonies serves her well on her new album Glider. Throughout the album, the rich dreamlike atmospheres she creates hint at a darkness looming on the horizon, while the singularity of her ethereal voice always seems to linger long after the music has stopped. As a talented multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Heather has had the opportunity to record and tour with plenty of incredible artists including Horse Feathers, Efterklang, and Sharon Van Etten, which has kept her moving house and traveling around the world for much of the past decade. As a talented multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Heather has had the opportunity to record and tour with plenty of incredible artists including Horse Feathers, Efterklang, and Sharon Van Etten, which has kept her moving house and traveling around the world for much of the past decade. Though the songs on Glider aren't explicitly about touring, her life on the road provides the backdrop and context for her songs that are often about relationships that naturally fade as two people grow apart. More confident and self-assured than ever, songs like "Fall Hard" evolve from vulnerable bare piano and vocals to hypnotizing swells of vocals reminiscent of Grouper or Cocteau Twins' Elizabeth Fraser. Her voice soars in stride with a wall of guitars on "Wyoming", while "Mama Shelter" introduces a gentle groove as Heather conjures the sensuality of Stevie Nicks. The album closes with the heartbreaking "All for a Love", ending with the refrain "I can see our love is dragging you down." As dark as the sentiment can be, Heather always seems to be leaning into the light.
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