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Franck Roger
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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In the here and now of house and techno, a flux is taking place. The newest generation of souls possessed by the beat has never had a better chance to look back at the unbridled creativity and vitality of the 80s and 90s, and channel it into their contemporary creations. The gospel of YouTube and […]

Space Lady – Space Lady’s Greatest Hits
Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Space Lady – Space Lady’s Greatest Hits

Image: 1585914 The Space Lady began her odyssey on the streets of San Francisco in the late 70s, playing versions of contemporary pop music an accordion and dressed flamboyantly, transmitting messages of peace and harmony.
Following the theft of her accordion, The Space Lady invested in a then-new Casio keyboard, birthing an otherworldly new dimension to popular song that has captured the imaginations of the underground and its lead exponents ever since, with the likes of John Maus, Erol Alkan and Kutmah being devotees.

Of her early street sets, only one recording was made, self-released originally on cassette and then transferred to a home-made CD. “The Space Lady’s Greatest Hits”(LSSN021) features the best of these recordings – mostly covers but with some originals – pressed on vinyl for the first time and features archival photographs and liner notes from The Space Lady herself. “Greatest Hits” contains The Space Lady’s personal favourites, her haunting take on The Electric Prunes’ “I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night),” a frantic “Ballroom Blitz” amidst other reconstructed pop music. Included are also 4 originals that easily match for the Pop canon. Following the release of this archive, The Space Lady will be issuing new material and travelling the world to present her message outside the United States for the first time.

In the mid 90s The Space Lady packed away her Casio synth and silenced her distinctive voice, retiring from the streets of San Francisco. Now, more than 30 years after her initial forays on Haight Ashbury, she has surfaced with the first ever official release of her timeless, startling music and, even more remarkably, has re-started her live career. Now in Colorado, The Space Lady continues to spread her message of peace, harmony and love.

VINYL LP: Edition of 500, clear vinyl speckled black. Gatfold Poster and printed insert with Download Card.

1. Humdinger
2. Synthesize Me
3. Major Tom
4. Ghost Riders In The Sky
5. Domine, Libra Nos Showdown
6. Fly Like An Eagle
7. Born To Be Wild
8. I Had Too Much To Dream
9. From The Womb To The Tomb
10. Ballroom Blitz
11. All Shook Up
12. Slapback Boomerang
13. Puttin’ On The Ritz
14. Radar Love
15. 20th Century Fox
16. Shakin’ All Over
Available from 13.12.2013

Various – Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis
Thursday, December 26th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis

Image: 1584639 In the late 1970s, a peculiar sound began bubbling up from the land of 10,000 lakes. Buried beneath 50 solid inches of annual snow, Minneapolis made a Sound quite different than what the pop world foresaw. It issued forth as a slick, black, technologically advanced fusion, poised to storm the charts. Never known for sizable African-American populations, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul in fact harbored a tight-knit community of musicians working feverishly through the late ’70s and early ’80s toward a radical manipulation of American dance music, coating futuristic funk with the glamorous sheen of guitar rock. Synthetic ebony and ivory met electricity, with sexed-up results sent shockingly across the pop heavens like violet lightning.

On 4 LPs or 2 CDs, Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound—the Numero Group’s breathlessly anticipated 50th mainline release—chronicles the scene’s first steps, false starts, and follow-throughs, sourcing the life’s work of known quantities and shadowy figures alike. In the beginning, there was Purple Haze, whose billing as Haze on two obscure albums left the color purple to their city’s incipient sound. Pepé Willie’s 94 East project gave local prodigy Prince Rogers Nelson an early chance to row along with the crew. From there, the story courses past Jimmy Jam Harris’ extroverted Philly throwback Mind & Matter collective, to Terry Lewis and Flyte Tyme, flamboyant precursor to Morris Day’s The Time. Unearthing basement demos by Prince’s childhood sidekick/departed bassist André Cymone, plus deep cuts from legend-about-town Alexander O’Neal, Numero 050 gathers relentlessly as the sprawling, nonfiction prequel to Purple Rain’s cultural takeover.

Surpassing 30,000 words, our hardbound, full-color book companion to Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound is a gorgeous, exhaustively detailed, and insight-rich guided tour across two hours of music and adecade of North Star history. Inside, dozens of supporting characters and combos seed clouds for the meteoric rise of a genre formerly known mostly as Prince’s—not to mention unheard product from his top collaborators and fiercest competitors. In game-changing sound and image-rich splendor, Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound clears a crowded stage, ushering in unsung Twin Cities future-funk talent, to bask for a spotlit moment, out of that persistent violet shadow, and to shine.

Track Listing
1. 94 East If You See Me
2. Aura Taste Of Love
3. Herman Jones I Love You
4. Orville Shannon Oh Lover
5. Mind & Matter I’m Under Your Spell
6. Haze Waiting For The Moment
7. Prophets Of Peace Get It On
8. Cohesion Expense
9. Mind & Matter Sunshine Lady
10. The Lewis Connection Higher
11. Flyte Tyme It’s The Things That You Do
12.Herman Jones Ladie
13. Michael A. Dixon and J.O.Y. You’re All I Need
14. Music, Love & Funk Stone Lover
15. Cohesion Cohesion
16. Haze I Do Love My Lady
17. The Lewis Connection Got To Be Something Here
18. Walter Lewis & the Blue Stars I Have Love at Home
19. Flyte Tyme I’ve Got You On My Mind
20. Quiet Storm Can You Deal With It
21. Steven Quick
22. The Stylle Band If You Love Me
23. The Girls I’ve Got My Eyes On You
24. Sue Ann Carwell Should I Or Should I Not?
25. Alexander O’Neal Do You Dare
26. Ronnie Robbins Contagious
27. Alexander O’Neal Borrowed Time
28. Orville Shannon One Life To Live
29. André Cymone Somebody Said
30. Walter Lewis &the Blue Stars Do It Baby Do It
31. Rockie Robbins Together
32. Mind & Matter No One Else Can Do It To Me Baby Available from 06.12.2013

Walter Schuman / Norbert Glanzberg – Night Of The Hunter / Blonde…(7”+MP3)
Friday, November 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Walter Schuman / Norbert Glanzberg – Night Of The Hunter / Blonde…(7”+MP3)

Image: 1585469 Not content with already liberating over twenty dedicated global horror and thriller soundtracks as part of the labels expansive discography, Finders Keepers Records resurrect their ghostly Finders Kreepers imprint, an apparition last spotted back in 2009 with the archival Willow’s Songs which exposed the original twisted folk music that inspired the seminal 1972 Wicker Man score. With an unwaning appetite for the rare and obscure side of the genre the labels next short series combines ten vintage recordings from the formative years or International horror introducing a host of bygone soundtrack musicians that combined folklore, musique concrète, early electronics, childlike vocals and flamboyant orchestras to accompany the surreal and hallucinogenic films that inaugurated and inspired the golden age of macabre fantastique cinema.
Sourcing a cross section of obscure global domestic pressings and under the radar vintage vinyl runs this Finders Kreepers reissue series combines a cross section of the rare/unknown and the seminal, bringing unobtainable sonic gems of both classic and uber-classic shock cinema to a discerning new generation of collectors. A haunting lullaby that needs little introduction. Previously obscured beneath gruff narration within the grooves on a collectible patchwork vinyl audiobook of the film, this musical highpoint of Walter Schuman’s The Night Of The Hunter score finds a dedicated and undisturbed home as part of the Finders Kreepers catalog (amongst its distant doppelganger O Willow Waly lullaby found on our previous theme to The Innocents). Originally sung by the five-year-old actress Sally Jane Bruce but stylistically overdubbed by teenage actress Betty Benson (reverse echoing similar vocal dubbing tales from The Wicker Man’s production log) the high pitched fragility of this immaculate piece of haunting cinematic song has left an indelible sonic memory in the minds of discerning thriller fans which remain synonymous with recycled Sunday afternoon television schedules and the spooked-out aerial shots of composite rabbits, toad and Lotte Reinigner like scenery. This lament of the two riverboat runaways fleeing from the house where the submerged dead body of their murdered mother sways in the reeds still stands up as one of the most haunting and painstakingly pensive pieces of lyrical film music and has since provided direct influence on adaptations and interpolation by Stella Vander (Magma) members of Stereolab, Goldfrapp and Jane Weaver while the film itself (with its roots in purported factual events) continues to inspire the likes of David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch and Rob Zombie.

Before disappearing into relative obscurity this pastoral Swedish/French witch flick benefitted some active global distribution in the 60s due to the stunning lead actress Marina Vlady. A tale of unrequited love, sorcery and persecution this cinematic poem relies on hallucinogenic dream scenes and a paranoia plot to convey a similar tale to that of Eiichi Yamamoto’s Belladonna of Sadness. With a shimmering organ and acoustic guitar Norbert Glanzberg score which follows the blonde witch as she rows her boat through twilight lakes and echoing caves while living off the land this unknown soundtrack would not be out of place in a haunted Kubrick ballroom or a Lynchian cabaret club. Scaling the outskirts of the classical horror genre La Sorcierre is more of a supernatural story with a horrific conclusion complete with a shimmering haunting score previously only available on a bizarre Israeli exclusive vinyl EP which has always been hard to track down for those who have literally fallen under the spell of the film.
Available from 01.11.2013

George Auric / Jean Prodromides – The Innocents / Blood & Roses (7”+MP3)
Thursday, November 21st, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on George Auric / Jean Prodromides – The Innocents / Blood & Roses (7”+MP3)

Image: 1585468 Not content with already liberating over twenty dedicated global horror and thriller soundtracks as part of the labels expansive discography, Finders Keepers Records resurrect their ghostly Finders Kreepers imprint, an apparition last spotted back in 2009 with the archival Willow’s Songs which exposed the original twisted folk music that inspired the seminal 1972 Wicker Man score. With an unwaning appetite for the rare and obscure side of the genre the labels next short series combines ten vintage recordings from the formative years or International horror introducing a host of bygone soundtrack musicians that combined folklore, musique concrète, early electronics, childlike vocals and flamboyant orchestras to accompany the surreal and hallucinogenic films that inaugurated and inspired the golden age of macabre fantastique cinema.

Sourcing a cross section of obscure global domestic pressings and under the radar vintage vinyl runs this Finders Kreepers reissue series combines a cross section of the rare/unknown and the seminal, bringing unobtainable sonic gems of both classic and uber-classic shock cinema to a discerning new generation of collectors.

Starting the series off on a good foot Finders Kreepers bring you a mysterious and beguiling piece of music that has enchanted and eluded fans of vintage horror for decades. A game changer for the new wave of British horror when it was originally released the most unnerving attribute of The Innocents was the recurring childlike song that haunted the corridors and gardens of a haunted house in between bursts of concrète effects and drones (made by an uncreditted Daphne Oram). A forerunner to a generation of lullaby lead horror scenes (such as Rosemary’s Baby and Profondo Rosso) whilst drawing comparison with other macabre music featuring minor maestros such as The Night Of The Hunter and The Wickerman, this song is an oft requested gem of a micro-genre which seldom passes through second hand record stores and bookshops undetected in its original vinyl form. Produced as an ambitious commercial tie-in for the release of the film in 1961 this elongated studio version sung by the lead Scottish born actress Isla Cameron (who many will also recognise as a prolific traditional folk singer on the early 60s) was casually marketed to a small audience of movie fans who perhaps liked the idea of bringing the ghost into their own house. This rare original studio version is one of the only ways to capture the short leading motif that has echoed, in limbo, through the consciousness of film enthusiasts for over five decades.

The alternate side to this debut Finders Kreepers 45 is the theme to another milestone of monochromatic European horror which despite its lifespan of re-distribution and edit room butchery has still failed to penetrate the mainstream DVD/Blu-ray market and stand up to be counted as the glaring influential landmark of the modern female vampire cinema genre that would spiral out of control throughout the following decade. Based on Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s 1872 vampyristic same-sex love story, Carmilla, the film Et mourir de plaisir (aka Blood And Roses) became director Roger Vadim’s fifth feature (directly following another French literary adaptation with Les liaisons dangereuses) and visually draws a line between Powell/Pressburger’s The Red Shoes and Jean Rollin’s Viol Du Vampire while sonically begging comparison to Francois de Roubaixs inspired Daughters Of Darkness soundtrack. Composed by Jean Prodromidès and abetted by sound designer Robert Biard the score reaches its memorable peak during a dream sequence montage combining graveyards, claustrophobic corridors and a bizarre clinical blood transfusion scene, all of which are enhanced by submerged sound effects and a restrained blood red colour tint (predating the likes of Shock Corridor, Rumble Fish or Schindler’s List) it is clear that fans of Rollin/Franco et al will be able retrace their bloodline with this lesser-spotted picture. Originally squeezed onto an obscure six track 7? at low volume for French only distribution this dream sequence theme has been remastered and presented in good company for a fresh Finders Kreepers audience. Available from 01.11.2013

Numero Group’s breathlessly anticipated 50th mainline release chronicles the sound of Minneapolis
Monday, November 11th, 2013 | Tags: ,
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In the late 1970s, a peculiar sound began bubbling up from the land of 10,000 lakes. Buried beneath 50 solid inches of annual snow, Minneapolis made a Sound quite different than what the pop world foresaw. It issued forth as a slick, black, technologically advanced fusion, poised to storm the charts. Never known for sizable […]

The compilation “Voltaique Panoramique Vol.1” contains great unheard tracks from Burkina Faso
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 | Tags: ,
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“Voltaique Panoramique Vol.1” contains great unheard tracks from Burkina Faso a true must have for collectors and music lovers. The release comes with extensive liner notes and an inlay which features the original 7 inches. Until recently not much was known about music from Burkina Faso, formerly called the Upper Volta. It is still one […]

Chocolate Snow – Inflation / A Day In the Life
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Chocolate Snow – Inflation / A Day In the Life

Image: 1584398 From Kansas City, deep in the American Midwest, Chocolate Snow were to be Wichita’s answer to Earth, Wind & Fire or Sly & the Family Stone. The flamboyantly-dressed multi-ethnic band courted controversy on and off the stage, often resulting in being chased out of many towns and cities. On one of their hectic tours label boss Dick Smart approached them to record for Solo Records. Their release (A take on the Wes Montgomery version of the Beatles ‘A Day In The Life’) broke new ground, yielding an almost unrecognisable take on Lennon & McCartney classic, but the 45 stiffed. After a move to Los Angeles, they recorded the track again for a local label, but this time with a vocal on top and entitled ‘Inflation’. Whilst it never made it to release it was unearthed recently by Numero Group. Deep, deep music, way ahead of its time, destined for the discerning ears of today, and presented here for the first time on 45 as the ‘A’ side of this beautiful deep soulful gem. Available from 13.09.2013

Various – Voltaique Panoramique Vol.1
Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Voltaique Panoramique Vol.1

Compilation of various gems from Burkina Faso, more info soon…1. Jean Bernard Samboue – Aicha 2. Cisse Abdoulaye- Jeunesse Willa 3. Pierre Sandwidi – Yamb NeY Capitale 4. Konde Mangue – Woulouni 5. Konde Mangue – Beni Idjanako 6. Orchestre Dafra Sta…

Various – Bambara Mystic Soul – The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974-1979 (Analog Africa)
Monday, October 10th, 2011 | Tags: ,
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For its commemorative 10th release, Analog Africa indulges in Burkina Faso, one of the jewels of the Sahel.

CD AACD070 / 2LP AALP070
Release: 07-10-11
Bambara Mystic Soul – The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974-1979 …
Thursday, September 29th, 2011 | Tags: ,
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For its commemorative 10th release, Analog Africa indulges in Burkina Faso, one of the jewels of the Sahel, a harsh and arid strip that straddles the southern Sahara, stretching from Dakar in the west to Djibouti in the east. Formerly known as Haute Volta, Burkina Faso’s sound was organized and nurtured during the country’s time […]

Skream
Monday, July 26th, 2010 | Tags: , , ,
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Meet Skream: Croydon’s musical wonderkid. At 15 he discovered making music. Five years later he’s changed the course of UK urban music, having helped build the foundations of London’s most exciting new musical style, dubstep. But he’s barely started yet: because right now, Skream is an artist on fire. Skream’s story begins in Croydon, in […]

Alpha Blondy
Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 | Tags: , , ,
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Reggae became a worldwide music phenomenon thanks to Bob Marley. But if this now universal style of music has become the voice of the voiceless, the CNN of ghettos worldwide, and one of the main music genres on the African continent, it’s also thanks to Alpha Blondy, messenger of reggae music in the Ivory Coast. Alpha has been in Jamaica to record his music since his very first album “Cocody Rock”, released in 1984, partially produced by the famous Jamaican beatmaker Clive Hunt.

“It was Clive, a Jamaican, who told me I should sing in African language and create my own style. We went to the Hope Road studio with The Wailers”, Alpha remembers, “and in the nick of time we made “Cocody Rock”. It was mixed the next day”.

This time, Alpha chose the ex-Wailer Tyrone Downie and the ‘riddim twins’ Sly & Robbie to work on his new album “Jah Victory”. The story of this record is the story of a certain idea of faith. Alpha Blondy’s faith in his music, his destiny, his God …

New album from ALPHA BLONDY – the #1 African artist in Reggae music …
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Reggae

Malone & Barnes
Monday, February 26th, 2007 | Tags: , , ,
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Singer and songwriter Johnny Malone met saxophonist and flautist Allan Barnes while they were students at Howard University in Washington DC in the 1960’s. In addition to being under the tutelage of Donald Byrd who was head of Jazz Studies, they were classmates with future stars like Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson, and Angela Winbush. Barnes was already a member of the hugely popular soul jazz pioneers The Blackbyrds.

“We were at crest of the wave of early jazz fusion, plus the culture at Howard was a little outside of the box. We had great teachers – it was an ideal place to study and learn,” explains Barnes.

When the two friends formed Malone & Barnes & Spontaneous Simplicity (named after the tune by Sun-Ra, whose band Barnes regularly appeared with when in Washington, DC) the collaboration yielded “Freedom Serenade“, an album of super spacey and spiritual jazz funk. Released in limited quantity in 1976, on their Humpin’ International label, this rare and underground album bears the hallmarks of contemporaries like the Blackbyrds, the Mizell Brothers and DC neighbors Oneness of Ju-Ju. “Warp Ten” features a solo battle between Barnes and trumpeter Curtis Pope (of the Isley Bros and Wilson Pickett bands). Songs such as “Moonstruck” and “Journey to the Stars” are DJ-friendly futuristic funk tracks with a sci-fi flavored nod to peers Funkadelic and Parliament …

Limited edition re-issue of MALONE & BARNES AND SPONTANEOUS SIMPLICITY’s “Freedom Serenade” …
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Soul/Jazz/Funk

Ari Up
Monday, June 27th, 2005 | Tags:
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Queen of the punky reggae party scene, the outernational superstar known as Ari-Up is an extraordinary and provocative artist. Her commanding stage presence and agile steppers dance moves are as unique as her distinctive crown of tumbling dreadlocks and the sexy, flamboyant fashions she designs and rocks on and off stage. Memorable and original, Ari’s sound is as fresh and futuristic as her style …

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