Hello good people. Some new releases and re-issues to talk about today. More Zeppelin re-issues have been released, this time it is “Houses of the Holy” and “IV: Zoso”, Iron Maiden “Piece of Mind” re-issue, Smashing Pumpkins “Adore” re-issue plus new Primus, Daniel Lanois, Foxygen, Lion King picture disc and more. Back in stock are Beastie Boys, De La Soul, Clash and Father John Misty.
Don’t forget the new Pink Floyd album “Endless River” should be out November 11th, we have lots on order but if you want a copy let us know as they are getting spoken for pretty quickly.
On with the new releases!
Primus – Primus & The Chocolate Factory
The definitive Primus line-up Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander – is back together and set to release their first full-length studio set in nearly 20 years, ‘Primus & the Chocolate Factory, due out on ATO Records on October 21. “The idea was to combine the Frog Brigade and Primus, and do this record, says Claypool. I think like a good portion of the planet, we were all pretty put off by the remake of the ‘Willy Wonka’ movie – the Tim Burton version. I really wanted to pay homage to a film [1971’s ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,’ starring Gene Wilder] that was very important to me as a kid and very influential to me musically. So that’s what we did. And as opposed to just going in and recording the songs and playing them the way they are in the film, we twisted them up a bit…twisted them up a lot.” The recording is about my early perception of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film, says Claypool. The notion wasn t so much to go in and redo the soundtrack note for note as much as it was to utilize the classic elements of the music yet try to reflect some of the darker undertones of the Roald Dahl books, because when you read those books, there is an eerie and somewhat menacing aspect implied.
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Foxygen – And Star Power
“And Star Power” is the new double album from Foxygen, a CINEMATIC AUDITORY ADVENTURE for the speedy freaks, skull krunchers, abductees, and misfits…Made by Foxygen at Dream Star Studios in their Secret Haunted House with the UFOs flying around in the sky.
A gaggle of guest stars. Roman-numeraled musical suites. Vocals recorded on a shoddy tape machine at The Beverly Hills Hotel and Chateau Marmont. A svelte 82-minute run time of psych-ward folk, cartoon fantasia, songs that morph into each other, weaving in and out of the head like UFO radio transmission skullkrush music. ADHD star power underground revolution. Soft-rock indulgences, D&D doomrock and paranoid bathroom rompers. Process is the point. A kaleidoscoping view. Blasphemy even the gods smile one. Rock and roll for the skull…
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Daniel Lanois – Flesh And Machine – LP+CD
Daniel Lanois is one of the most influential record producers of the modern era: the man who brought Bob Dylan back; longtime collaborator with Brian Eno, soundsculpting a series of mammoth releases for U2; and producer of breakthrough late-career albums by Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris. But before all that, Daniel Lanois was an experimental musician, recording his unique guitar voicings for groundbreaking albums with guys like Brian Eno and Jon Hassell, along the way helping to invent a genre called ambient music. What is lost in the wild success of his production career is Lanois’ musical life at the edge, which is where Flesh and Machine, his new album on ANTI-, comes full circle. A wildly ambitious, diverse exploration of modern sonics, Flesh and Machine careens from the huge guitar skronk of ‘The End’ to the haunted landscapes of ‘Iceland’. But perhaps for the first time, Lanois’ new album highlights the strange parallel evolution that has taken place in Daniel’s music; alongside the developments in IDM that launched from the same 70s avante-intrumental roots as Eno and company, Lanois’ music has developed a rhythmic complexity heard in the most adventurous music by Autechre or Matmos. Only for Lanois, nothing is digital. Dense, visceral music that combines the primitive stomach-pounding volume of rock with the heartbreaking found sonics of early electronic music, Flesh and Machine reminds us that we are bodies in a mechanized world, and that in the midst of our digital noise we must not forget to breathe.
Smashing Pumpkins – Adore – 2LP re-issue
Remastered & pressed on 4 sides of 180 gram Vinyl for the Very First Time!! (Previously Released on 3 Sides). More than 15 years later, Adore – part of the continuing series of reissues of the iconic alternative band’s acclaimed catalog via Virgin/Ume – stands the test of time or as Rolling Stone writer David Wild calls it, “the surprisingly beautiful sound of a great band falling apart.” Capturing a transitional period in the Smashing Pumpkins’ history, Corgan was glad to revisit some of these songs, “I love Adore, but for a while, my opinion of the record was so intertwined with people’s reactions to it at the time. I would say that my kind of iffy feelings lingered long past the point when a lot of fans seemed to come back around to the record – which seemed to really start happening around seven years ago.
That’s all for now!