Alice Coltrane Journey In Satchidananda (1971)

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    • Alice Coltrane – Journey in Satchidananda
    • Alice Coltrane – Stopover Bombay
    • 1. Journey in Satchidananda
    • 2. Shiva-Loka
    • 3. Stopover Bombay
    • 4. Something about John Coltrane
    • 5. Isis And Osiris

    100% essential, C-L-A-S-S-I-C spiritual jazz album featuring Pharoah Sanders! Deep-as-it-gets, hypnotic, trance-like, spiritually uplifting music featuring Alice playing her harp and weird eastern sounds! Very highly recommended! This is probably Alice Coltrane's best ever album! We love Alice Coltrane! You need this!!

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    **Deep, spiritual material from 1982 by Alice Coltrane!!!! INCREDIBLE LOST ALBUM!!

    'Kirtan: Turiya Sings' features Alice Coltrane at peak spirituality and is presented in this arrangement for the first time in any format. Turyia Sings was originally released in 1982 on cassette as a collection of devotional songs including vocals, organ, strings, and synthesizers available only at Alice’s Sai Anantam Ashram. Kirtan: Turiya Sings features a sparser arrangement of organ and chanting, produced by Ravi Coltrane.

    This is intentional, devotional music created with the purpose of connecting to a higher power. The pared back arrangements on this new release are enchantingly haunting and encourage the listener to reach a "meditative headspace so as to channel connectiveness to a greater spirit."

    • – Krishna Krishna
    Alice ColtraneWorld Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane TuriyasangitanandaLuaka Bop

    Essential Alice Coltrane recordings issued for the first time on vinyl by Luaka Bop!

    Alice Coltrane was a legendary pianist, composer, spiritual leader, and the wife of John Coltrane, the most venerated and influential saxophonist in the history of jazz. In 1967, four years after meeting John, he died of liver cancer, leaving Alice a widow with four small children. Bereft of her soul mate, Alice suffered sleepless nights and severe weight loss. At her worst, she weighed only 95 pounds. She had hallucinations in which trees spoke, various beings existed on astral planes, and the sounds of “a planetary ether” spun through her brain, knocking her into a frightening unconsciousness.  

    The critical event of this period was not that Alice fell into the nadir of her existence, but rather that she experienced tapas, a vital period of trial. These tapas (a Sanskrit term she used to describe her suffering) helped prepare Alice for the spiritual ally she found in Swami Satchidananda, an Indian guru, with whom Alice made her first trip to India. On her second trip there, Alice had a revelation instructing her to abandon the secular life and become a spiritual teacher in the Hindu tradition – so she moved out West – eventually opening the Shanti Anantam Ashram on 47 acres she’d bought in Agoura Hills, California. 

    Music was the foundation of Alice’s spiritual practice. From the mid 1980’s to mid 1990’s, Alice Coltrane self-released four brilliant cassette albums. These cassettes contained a music she invented, inspired by the gospel music of the Detroit churches she grew up in, mixed together with the Indian devotional music of her religious practice, and even finds Alice singing for the first time in her recorded catalog. Originally only made available through her ashram, they are her most obscure body of work and possibly the greatest reflection of her soul.

    World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda”, is the first-ever compilation of her recordings from this period, making these songs available to the wider public - well played Luaka Bop!

    This First Pressing includes two extra booklets of essays, photos, stories and a hand painted first pressing stamp - Don't sleep!

    *LP version only


    • – Om Rama
    • – Om Shanti
    • – Rama Rama
    • – Rama Guru
    • – Hari Narayan
    • – Journey to Satchidananda
    • – Er Ra
    • – Keshava Murahara
    • – Krishna Japaye*
    • – Rama Katha*
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    Alice ColtraneTransfiguration (1978)Warner Bros.

    Double album from the high priestess of deep jazz recorded live in 1978.


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      Other Releases on Impulse!

      Alice ColtraneKIRTAN: TURIYA SINGSImpulse!

      **Deep, spiritual material from 1982 by Alice Coltrane!!!! INCREDIBLE LOST ALBUM!!

      'Kirtan: Turiya Sings' features Alice Coltrane at peak spirituality and is presented in this arrangement for the first time in any format. Turyia Sings was originally released in 1982 on cassette as a collection of devotional songs including vocals, organ, strings, and synthesizers available only at Alice’s Sai Anantam Ashram. Kirtan: Turiya Sings features a sparser arrangement of organ and chanting, produced by Ravi Coltrane.

      This is intentional, devotional music created with the purpose of connecting to a higher power. The pared back arrangements on this new release are enchantingly haunting and encourage the listener to reach a "meditative headspace so as to channel connectiveness to a greater spirit."

      • – Krishna Krishna
      Sons Of KemetBlack To The FutureImpulse!

      Second Impluse! records release for cult UK jazz psychonauts, Sons Of Kemet! Frenetic, spiritual, cosmic jazz energy from Shabaka Hutchings, Theon Cross and crew featuring guest spots from the likes of Kojey Radical, Moor Mother, Angel Bat Dawid, Joshua Idehen, D Double E! Don't miss!

      • – Hustle feat. Kojey Radical
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      Impulse Records: Music, Message And The MomentImpulse!

      UNBELIEVABLE new compilation of deep spiritual music by John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and other groundbreaking Impulse Artists.

      "Orange and black. Fire and ebony. Fury and pride. Wearing its signature colors proudly and raising its exclamation point high, Impulse! Records was the go-to label for music that harnessed the searching and political stand-taking of the Sixties. Launched in 1961, Impulse grew to become an inherent part of the era’s velocity as well as its volume, pulling jazz into the age of Black Power, Afrocentricity, and Spiritual Expansion. In its balance of tradition and transition, it bridged the golden age of jazz, that brief window from the late Fifties to the Seventies when players representing every jazz era were alive and active—from Louis Armstrong to Albert Ayler, from the legends of lore to a new generation of energy players. Impulse treated all its musicians as innovators, revolutionaries even—from swing and bebop, to free and Afrofuturist. The performances on Impulse Records: Music, Message and the Moment draw their staying power from a wide embrace of styles and sounds, as well as a tight focus on a historic moment when the promise of change was in the air and the message of racial harmony was in the music. Today that music has lost none of its relevance: the promise still deferred, the message still on time."

      • – The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa
      • – Max Roach — Garvey's Ghost
      • – John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Reverend King
      • – Alice Coltrane — Blue Nile
      • – Pharoah Sanders — Astral Traveling
      • – Archie Shepp — Blues for Brother George Jackson
      • 1. – The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa
      • 2. – Max Roach — Garvey's Ghost
      • 15. – John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Reverend King
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      The Comet Is ComingImminentImpulse!

      Frenetic, cosmic jazz excursion from the mighty The Comet Is Coming! Remixed version of 'Super Zodiac' appears on the flipside by Noss DJ.

      • – Imminent (feat. Joshua Idehen)
      • – Super Zodiac (Noss DJ remix)
      Thelonious MonkPalo AltoImpulse!

      'Palo Alto' is a previously unknown and unreleased live Thelonious Monk recording from 1968!

      After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, racial tensions across
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      immune to the events of the day. Danny Scher, a rising junior at Palo Alto High
      School, had a dream to bring Thelonious Monk to Palo Alto to perform and help
      bring about racial unity in his community as well as raise funds for his school’s
      International Committee.

      After somehow securing Monk’s services to perform on Sunday, October27, Scher initially had trouble selling tickets and convincing people that Monk was even going to show up.

      With many twists and turns along the way and several hundred people waiting inthe school’s parking lot to await Monk’s arrival before purchasing tickets, the concert eventually happened and was a triumph in more ways that Monk or Scher could have imagined. This is a recording of that historic concert.

      The band is Thelonious Monk on piano; Charlie Rouse on tenor saxophone; Larry Gales on bass and Ben Riley on drums.

      • – Epistrophy
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      Shabaka and The AncestorsWe Are Sent Here By HistoryImpulse!

      It's the bomb!

      Just landing! Release date brought forward! WILL SELL OUT!! Don't miss out!

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      "The more urgent, unrelenting and darker feel of the album reflects its social commentary set the context of ancient traditions, with a mixture of African and Afro-Caribbean musical history. It takes the concept of the griot, one of the storytellers who keep alive the tradition of oral history in parts of Africa, and transports it to the present day."

      • – Go My Heart, Go To Heaven
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      John ColtraneBlue World (1964) [Previously Unreleased]Impulse!

      In 1964, the National Film Board of Canada asked John Coltrane to record the soundtrack for a French-language film titled 'Le Chat dans le Sac' ('The Cat in the Bag'). Amazingly, no announcement was made that the iconic Coltrane was adding new performances to this film.

      In June of that year, Coltrane’s ‘Classic Quartet’ entered Rudy Van Gelder’s studio and recorded five previously- recorded Coltrane originals. For many years, viewers of the film who recognised the music thought that they were listening to the original recordings, though in fact they were new and had never been heard. Now, with the release of Blue World, we can hear these newly-discovered recordings for the first time!

      • – Blue World
      John HandyCarnival (1977)Impulse!


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        John Coltrane1963: New DirectionsImpulse!

        FREE UK SHIPPING ON VINYL BOX SET!

        John Coltrane 1963: New Directions collects all of John Coltrane’s 1963 Impulse recordings in the order in which they were recorded. 5-LP and 3-CD sets include artwork featuring original collages. The box shows us the growth in Coltrane’s musical journey in 1963 that ultimately resulted in 1964’s Crescent and, especially, A Love Supreme. Music comes from the original albums Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Dear Old Stockholm (released after Coltrane’s death), Newport ‘63 and Live at Birdland.

          The Comet Is ComingTrust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep MysteryImpulse!

          Futurist jazz voyagers (lead by Shabaka Hutchings) The Comet Is Coming release their anticipated 2nd album via Impulse! A propulsive, kaleidoscopic trip deep into the cosmos - another essential release!

          • – Summon The Fire
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          John ColtraneBoth Directions At Once: The Lost AlbumImpulse!

          On March 6, 1963, John Coltrane and his classic quartet - McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones - recorded an entire studio album at the legendary Van Gelder Studios. This music, which features unheard originals, is finally released, 55 years later.

          This is, in short, the holy grail of jazz music!

          N.B. Tracklisting for single LP and single CD formats:

          1. Untitled Original 11383

          2. Nature Boy

          3. Untitled Original 11386

          4. Vilia

          5. Impressions

          6. Slow Blues

          7. One Up, One Down

          • – Untitled Original 11383 (Take 1)
          John ColtraneImpressionsImpulse!

          Classic modal jazz album from the master of deep jazz and one of the most important performer/composers ever! Modal fans will love the tranquil, melancholic ballad After the Rain while fans of the new thing will dig the hectic forward-thinking India and Impressions! Recommended!

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            John ColtraneSun ShipImpulse!

            Awesome 1965 recordings from the period just after the landmark 'A Love Supreme'! Awe-inspiring deep jazz from a god-like genius! Recommended!


              Lambert, Hendricks & RossSing A Song Of Basie (1965)Impulse!

              First Impulse original pressing (first came out on ABC in 1957)

                Pharoah SandersKarma (1969)Impulse!

                Over half an hour of "The Creator Has A Master Plan"! Leon Thomas on vocals joins the Pharoah for one of the greatest collaborations in deep, spiritual jazz ever! Essential!

                original= 1980 mca pressing

                  John ColtraneKulu Se Mama (1966)Impulse!

                  Brilliant little-known album from the king of deep jazz, John Coltrane! Features sessions from before and after the landmark 'Meditations' recordings that marked his departure into more adventurous free form improvisation - features African percussion and chanting, stripped down saxophone/drum duos, and both expanded line-ups and classic quartet recordings! Alternately fiery and tranquil, this is some of the most advanced and beautiful modal jazz you will hear! Trance-inducing, meditative, deeply magical music! Very highly recommended!

                    John ColtraneAscension (1965)Impulse!

                    Landmark free jazz album! An essential classic for any fan of 'new thing' improvisation! John Coltrane was one of the greatest player/composers the world has ever known and this is one of his most adventurous recordings! Mammoth, large scale big band session featuring a host of key avant/deep jazz luminaries such as Alber Ayler, Marion Brown, John Tchicai, Pharoah Sanders and Archie Shepp! This CD features both editions! Intense, extreme, transcendant music unlike anything else! Highly recommended!

                    • – Part I
                    • – Part II
                    John ColtraneA Love Supreme (1964)Impulse!

                    100% essential deep jazz classic! Searching, yearning, BEAUTIFUL spiritual jazz of the highest order! This is considered by many to be his best album and consistently gets voted as one of the best albums of all time in any genre! It's that good! 


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                      Duke Ellington & John ColtraneDuke Ellington & John Coltrane (1963)Impulse!

                      Duke Ellington & John Coltrane is a jazz album by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane recorded on September 26, 1962 and released in February 1963 on Impulse! Records. For Ellington, it was one of many collaborations with fellow jazz-greats in the early 1960s, including Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Coleman Hawkins, Max Roach and Charles Mingus, and placed him in a jazz quartet setting (in this case, saxophone, piano, bass and drums), rather than his usual one in a big band.

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                        Archie SheppFour For Trane (1964)Impulse!

                        Archie Shepp's first major outing was recorded in August 1964 about a year before John Coltrane gathered some of these same players (Shepp and alto saxophonist John Tchicai) in the studio for the recording of Ascension.

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                          John ColtraneColtrane (1962)Impulse!

                          Coltrane's first for Impulse, in 1962, was also the first recording for the classic quartet line-up and is a beautiful blend of extended modal solos, as on "Out Of This World", weaving soprano on "The Inch Worm" and masterful balladry on "Soul Eyes".

                          Deluxe version contains 10 bonus tracks, including the previously unreleased "Not Yet"

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                            The John Coltrane QuartetAfrica/BrassImpulse!

                            Lush 1961 album of post-bop modal jazz with a large band conducted by Eric Dolphy. Texturally unlike any other John Coltrane recording, this is a truly unique album featuring large scale imagenings of John Coltrane's ever-innovative forward-thinking music! Recommended!


                              John Coltrane QuartetCrescent (1964)Impulse!

                              Truly beautiful pre-'A Love Supreme' album from the master of deep jazz, John Coltrane! Classic modal jazz featuring the classic quartet line up with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones from 1964! Features the essential 'Wise One'! Recommended!

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                                  • – You've Got To Have Freedom
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                                  • – Ain't No Sunshine
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                                  • – Azadi
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                                  • – Psychicemoyus
                                  • – First Gymnopedie
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                                  Don Cherry and the Organic Music Society super hi-quality audio, recorded by RAI (Italian public broadcasting company) in 1976 for TV. Don Cherry and his family-community’s musical belief emerges in its simplicity, with the desire to merge the knowledge and stimuli gained during numerous travels across the world in a single sound experience!

                                  Don Cherry's pocket-trumpet + the great Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos + the Italian guitar of Gian Piero Pramaggiore + the tanpura drone of Moki.

                                  In the Organic Music everything becomes an act of devotion and love, an ecstatic dwell in the dimension of a sacred free-rejoice." Indeed!

                                  This is the bomb!

                                  • – Luna Turca
                                  • – Om Shanti Om
                                  • – Chenrezig
                                  • – Nana's Solo
                                  • – A Chi Chi Ou
                                  • – Koye
                                  • – Flute Song
                                  • – Dissolution
                                  • LP£27.00
                                    Out of stock
                                  Yusef LateefLive at Ronnie Scott’s, 15th January 1966Gearbox

                                  UNBELIEVEABLE!

                                  Not every day you get a previously unknown, unreleased 1966 album from Yusef Lateef! This is incredible - Lateef at the height of his creative powers, signed to Impulse Records alongside John Coltrane, Archie Shepp, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones etc as part of the radical New Thing movement of radical and spiritual jazz.

                                  The previous year Lateef had recorded another live album Live at Peps, featuring the seminal jazz dance modal tune Brother John (which appears on Club Date).

                                  Not only is the music the DEEPEST and most SPIRITUAL jazz we think ever performed at Ronnie Scotts, it is also one of the best live recordings that we have ever heard - fantastically mastered. Check the fantastic eastern flavours on tracks like "angel Eyes' and 'Song of Delilah' or the Roland Kirk-esque 'Last Night Blues'.

                                  This really is an amazing, understated deep album - we think every home should have one!

                                  • – Angel Eyes
                                  • – Blues For The Orient
                                  • – Song Of Delilah
                                  • – Last Night Blues
                                  • New LP (180g) + Download Code£17.99
                                    Out of stock
                                  • CD£10.99
                                    Out of stock
                                  Reginald Omas Mamode IVChildren Of NuFive Easy Pieces

                                  Following on from the success of his 2016 self titled LP, south London soul maverick Reginald Omas Mamode IV treats us to a brand new LP - 'Children Of  Nu'

                                  This 20 track return encompasses Reginald’s musical and sonic influences - Afro Roots music through to jazz, soul and hip hop. Sounds like Dilla on a funked out soul vibe. Big fans of this here -Highly recommended! 

                                  • – Rollin In
                                  • – Put Your Hearts Together
                                  • – IV Afrika Crunk
                                  • – Us Two Interlude
                                  • – Question They
                                  • – Nu
                                  • – Do Right
                                  • – Peoples Pattern
                                  • – Working…
                                  • 2×LP£24.99
                                    Out of stock
                                  Cover StoryAlbum Cover Artwaxpoetics

                                  £17.99 reduced to £8 here! Groovy Wax Poetics record covers book

                                  The second book by Wax Poetics is a vivid exploration of the record cover - eye candy for the music lover - often speaking a language rooted in the environment and era of the music itself!

                                    • Book (850g)£17.99 £8.00
                                      Out of stock
                                    Richard "Groove" HolmesA Bowl of Soul (1966)Valiant

                                    A Bowl of Soul was the result of two sessions the exact dates are unknown in March of 1964. They both featured Holmes backed by an orchestra conducted and arranged by Onzy Matthews, who had already worked with musicians like Ray Charles and Lou Rawls by that time.

                                    Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve G+ (bad damage at back)

                                    100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!

                                      • Original LP£6.99
                                        Out of stock
                                      Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3POSTERSoul Jazz Records

                                      Oh yes! 50 x 70cm KILLER poster!!

                                      Choose "Poster Freepost" if you want this poster sent with any other vinyl order item (LP/12" vinyl only) at NO extra postage charge (poster will be folded into six parts)

                                      Choose "Poster+Tube" if you want the poster rolled up and sent in a customised, protective tube (more expensive to cover postage)

                                      THIS ALSO means if you want more than one poster then you should only put 'Poster+Tube' for one of the posters and select 'Poster freepost' for any others as the rest will be free shipping.

                                        The Tubby Hayes QuintetModes and Blues: 8th February 1964 Live At Ronnie Scott'sGearbox

                                        This is a previously unreleased mono recording of 'Modes and Blues' from the Tubby Hayes Quintet’s weekly Ronnie Scott’s residency on 8th February 1964. Regarded as one of the masterworks of British modern jazz, 'Modes and Blues' shows the Quintet at the very height of its powers, channelling the new musical flavours and inspiration that Tubby Hayes had absorbed from the cutting edge of jazz and the new directions of John Coltrane.

                                        Recorded with Hayes’ approval by Les Tomkins on his Ferrograph tape recorder, this is one of the most engrossing of all his stretch-out epics. Hayes digs in deep with marathon and breathtaking soloing, trumpeter Jimmy Deuchar delivers his characteristically lyrical improvisation, and there’s dynamic interplay and drive from the great Terry Shannon, Freddy Logan and Allan Ganley rhythm section.

                                        The Quintet had barely a few months left to run at the time of this performance, splitting in August 1964, fearing its music had atrophied into self-parody. Modes and Blues is among its many triumphs, a performance that shows how high the band had set the aspirational bar for British modernism, and, as such, is as much a cultural document as a musical souvenir.

                                        • – Modes and Blues (Part One)
                                        • – Modes and Blues (Part Two)
                                        • LP (180 gram)£20.99
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                                        Alice ColtraneTuriyasangitanandaMoochin' About

                                        LAST COPIES!!! Numbered edition of 1000. Single sided, with beautifully detailed etching on the B side. Features a previously unreleased recording of a solo harp improvisation by Alice Coltrane, known also by her sanskrit name Turiyasangitananda.

                                        Recorded at the Palace of Culture (Congress Hall) 23rd October 1987 Warsaw, Poland (Jazz Jamboree festival).

                                          • 10"£16.99
                                            Out of stock
                                          Joe Henderson feat. Alice ColtraneThe ElementsMilestone Records

                                          Deluxe, official reissue of this killer deep jazz LP!

                                          A unique one-off project featuring both Joe Henderson and Alice Coltrane alongside Michael White, Ndugu, Charlie Haden and Kenneth Nash - highly recommended!

                                          • – Fire
                                          • – Air
                                          • – Water
                                          • – Earth
                                          • LP (180 gram)£32.99
                                            Out of stock
                                          Al HibblerAfter The Lights Go Down Low (1957)Atlantic

                                          Rare and heavy pressing Atlantic LP from jazz vocalist Hibbler (who recorded a joint album with Roland Kirk)

                                          Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG

                                          100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!

                                            • Original LP£19.99
                                              Out of stock
                                            Jackie MittooSky King JackJammy's

                                            Brooding Jackie Mittoo organ version of the moodiest Jammy's rhythm that originally underpinned Hugh Mundell's Jah Fire Will Be Burning back in 1980.

                                            • – Sky King Jack
                                            • 7"£7.99
                                              Out of stock
                                            Bobby TimmonsSoul Food (1966)Prestige

                                            Fantastic rare soul jazz from super-hip pianist TImmons recorded for Prestige in 1966 - out of print for over 40 years, now on vinyl!

                                              • LP£16.00
                                                Out of stock
                                              MoontribeMoontribeFortuna Records

                                              Fortuna Records return with a deep-space journey between tribal percussion, hypnotizing organs and long echo ripples from Moontribe. Expect African drums, hints of cumbia, and distant galaxy exploration in unmeasured doses. An absolute must-have for fans of Sun Ra, Moondog and Idris Ackamoor!

                                              • – Moontribe
                                              • – Technology
                                              • – Bottles
                                              • – Moons Moon
                                              • – Osmium
                                              • – Moontone
                                              • – Mesmerized
                                              • LP£22.99
                                                Out of stock
                                              Harry J. All StarsLiquidator (Expanded Edition)Doctor Bird

                                              The seminal boss reggae instrumental collection is now further enhanced with a dozen bonus tracks from Harry Johnson’s eponymously named All Stars band.

                                                Two Synths, A Guitar (And) A Drum Machine - Soul Jazz Records #1 Post Punk DanceSoul Jazz Records

                                                OUT NOW!

                                                Soul Jazz Records new ‘Two Synths, A Guitar (and) A Drum Machine’ is a new collection of current D-I-Y post-punk bands shaped by the mutant sounds of no wave, punk funk and New York Noise bands from the late 70s and early 80s that collided with the world of underground dance music found at the Paradise Garage, Mudd Club in New York City (ESG, Arthur Russell, Bush Tetras, Talking Heads, Suicide, Liquid Liquid).

                                                Other influences cited here include Manchester and Sheffield’s industrial post-punk sounds of the 1980s (Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Gang of Four) as well as the 1970s German electronic experimentalism of Cluster, Neu!, Harmonia and Can.

                                                Featured artists from around the globe include Los Angeles D-I-Y band Automatic, New Fries from Toronto, artist/music collaborators Toresch from Germany, Susumu Makai from Japan/UK, Vex Ruffin from the Phillipines/California and Madmadmad, Gramme, Tom of England and other UK groups

                                                That all the bands featured here manage to make distinctive contemporary music out of these 80s roots is testament to the wide range of other musics that are seamlessly absorbed into a modern melting pot of sound – hip-hop, the electronic European avant-garde, rave culture, and more.

                                                The double vinyl comes in two editions:

                                                1) Limited edition indies EXCLUSIVE heavyweight green double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

                                                2) Limited edition heavyweight black double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

                                                The album is also available as a CD and digital release

                                                • Automatic – Too Much Money
                                                • Zongamin – Underwater Paramid
                                                • New Fries – Lily
                                                • Vex Ruffin & Fab 5 Freddy – The Balance
                                                • Ixna – Somebody Said
                                                • Leroy Duncann – Dream River
                                                • Tom Of England – Neon Green
                                                • Toresch – Tocar
                                                • Becker & Mukai – La Rivière des Perles
                                                • Gramme – Discolovers
                                                • Niagara – Ida
                                                • Charles Manier – Sift Through Art Collecting People
                                                • Black Deer – Baseball Shorts
                                                • Madmadmad – Hot Disco
                                                • Wino D – Untitled
                                                Kambo Super Sound / Don PapaVanntarnet (Water Tower Dub) / Island Rock (DJ Dub)Sex Tags Amfibia

                                                Wicked, oddball steppers double-header on Sex Tags Amfibia with extra production touches from maverick, DJ Sotofett. Killer!

                                                • Kambo Super Sound – Vanntårnet (Water Tower Dub)
                                                • Don Papa – Island Rock (DJ Dub)