• LP (Coloured Vinyl) + Download Code£19.99
      Limited green vinyl edition
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    • Can – Vitamin C
    • 1. Pinch
    • 2. Sing Swan Song
    • 3. One More NIght
    • 4. Vitamin C
    • 5. Soup
    • 6. I'm So Green
    • 7. Spoon

    Essential krautrock album from Can!

    This is many people's favourite Can album, with classic tracks like Vitamin C!

    Highly recommended!

    Other Releases by Can

    CanThe SinglesMute

    The first time the singles have been presented together and shows the breadth of their influential career, from well loved tracks like 'Halleluwah', 'Vitamin C' and 'I Want More' to more obscure singles such as 'Silent Night' and 'Turtles Have Short Legs'. 

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      CanFuture Days Mute

      The fifth, classic studio album from German rock pioneers Can, ‘Future Days’, embodies the band at a pivotal moment in their trajectory, following closely on from the relative commercial success of ‘Spoon’.

      • – Future Days
      • – Spray
      • – Moonshake
      • – Bel Air
      CanMonster MovieSpoon Records

      Can were formed at the end of the sixties in Germany by Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay and Michael Karoli then signed up American sculptor Malcolm Mooney as their vocalist and recorded this album in a castle using superior equipment. Can remain an utterly fascinating band and although it is their later work with vocalist Damo Suzuki (who replaced Mooney after Mooney had a breakdown) Monster Movie is a fantastic record which finds the band stretching themselves

      • – Mary, Mary So Contrary
      • – Outside My Door
      CanTago Mago (1971)Spoon Records

      Classic album of hypnotic bass-heavy krautrock from Can! This is one of the best Can albums!

      Includes the classic track Mushroom!

      Highly recommended!

      • – Mushroom

      Other Releases on Spoon Records

      CanMonster MovieSpoon Records

      Can were formed at the end of the sixties in Germany by Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay and Michael Karoli then signed up American sculptor Malcolm Mooney as their vocalist and recorded this album in a castle using superior equipment. Can remain an utterly fascinating band and although it is their later work with vocalist Damo Suzuki (who replaced Mooney after Mooney had a breakdown) Monster Movie is a fantastic record which finds the band stretching themselves

      • – Mary, Mary So Contrary
      • – Outside My Door
      CanTago Mago (1971)Spoon Records

      Classic album of hypnotic bass-heavy krautrock from Can! This is one of the best Can albums!

      Includes the classic track Mushroom!

      Highly recommended!

      • – Mushroom

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      Deutsche Elektronische MusikSoul Jazz Records

      AVAILABLE AGAIN! Soul Jazz Records new 2018 edition of their long out of print classic first “Deutsche Elektronische Musik – Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1972-83” is ‘a near-definitive guide to some of the world’s most extraordinary music’ (The Guardian).


      Featuring a stunning line-up of groups including Cluster, Can, Faust, Popol Vuh, Neu!, Amon Düül, Harmonia, La Düsseldorf and Tangerine Dream as well as a host of lesser known groups such as Kollectiv, Ibliss, Between and many more. This new edition is fully re-mastered and features all the original artwork and tracks.


      The first seeds of German rock and experimental electronic music were planted in 1968, as students and workers in Paris, Prague, Mexico and throughout the world demonstrated against mainstream society, the war in Vietnam, imperialism and bourgeois values. The birth of a counter-culture, drug experimentation and social change expanded musical worlds. Germany experienced its own cultural revolution fuelled by these worldwide student and worker revolts and by a generation’s desire to rid itself of the guilt of war.


      German rock and experimental electronic music grew out of this worldwide counter-cultural revolution of 1968. The objectives were to create new music, ‘free’ from the past, many German youth turning their back on mainstream society. From the opening of the first collective/cooperative, Kommune 1, in Berlin, to the formation of the Baader-Meinhof terrorist group and the bombings, kidnappings and killings of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (RAF), young Germans sought out new values and a lifestyle outside of ‘the system’.


      These cooperative and communal experiences led to a number of new collective German bands forming such as Amon Düül, Faust, Can (all featured here) and others and these ideals drove this new movement. A music that gave seed out of the cultural ‘nothingness’ that young Germans felt as a consequence of Germany’s role in the Second World War. A generation who grew up stifled by the recent history of Nazi atrocities, the guilt of their parents’ generation and their disillusionment at the reintegration of old Nazis into mainstream society.



      Influenced equally by the electronic experimentalism of Stockhausen, the progressive rock of Pink Floyd and the black American jazz and soul music played at the occupying armed forces bases, young German artists seamlessly created out of this a new unique music with its own unique identity.


      Double CD pack with large 36-page outsize booklet encased in slipcase. The vinyl edition is made up of TWO separate volume heavyweight loud gatefold double albums (now + free download codes) featuring all sleevenotes and text.

      Double Vinyl Record A is tracks 1-13 (+ Download Code)

      Double Vinyl Record B is tracks 14 - 24 (+ Download Code)

      Digital download does not include track 3 and 23 which are physical only

      REVIEWS:

      ***** GUARDIAN REVIEW (John Savage)

      ***** GUARDIAN REVIEW (Dave Simpson)

      2x LP Record A/CD1:

      1. Can – A Spectacle
      2. Between – Devotion
      3. Harmonia – Dino
      4. Gila – This Morning
      5. Kollektiv – Rambo Zambo
      6. Michael Bundt – La Chasse Aux Microbes
      7. E.M.A.K. – Filmmuzik
      8. Popol Vuh – Morgengruss
      9. Conrad Schnitzler – Auf Dem Schwarzen Kanal
      10. La Düsseldorf – Rheinita
      11. Harmonia – Veterano
      12. Faust – It's A Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl
      13. Neu! – Hallo Gallo

      2x LP Record B/CD2:

      1. Cluster – Heisse Lippen
      2. Ibliss – High Life
      3. Moebius – Hasenheide
      4. Amon Düül II – Fly United
      5. Popol Vuh – Aguirre 1
      6. Ash Ra Tempel – Daydream
      7. Tangerine Dream – No Man's Land
      8. Amon Düül II – Wie Der Wind Am Ende Einer Strasse
      9. Roedelius – Geradewohl
      10. Can – I Want More
      11. Deuter – Soham

      • Can – Aspectacle
      • Between – Devotion
      • Harmonia – Dino
      • Gila – This Morning
      • Kollectiv – Rambo Zambo
      • Michael Bundt – La Chasse Aux Microbes
      • E.M.A.K – Filmmusik
      • Popol Vuh – Morgengruss
      • Conrad Schnitzler – Auf Dem Schwarzen Kanal
      • La Düsseldorf – Rheinita
      • Harmonia – Veterano
      • Faust – It's A Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl
      • Neu! – Hallo Gallo
      • Cluster – Heisse Lippen
      • Ibliss – Hi Life
      • Dieter Moebius – Hasenheide
      • Amon Duul II – Fly United
      • Popol Vuh – Aguirre 1
      • Ash Ra Tempel – Daydream
      • Tangerine Dream – No Man's Land
      • Amon Duul II – Wie Der Wind Am Ende Einer Strasse
      • Roedelius – Geradewohl
      • Can – I Want More
      • Deuter – Soham
      Don Cherry & Latif KhanDon Cherry & Latif Khan (1982)Heavenly Sweetness

      Awesome trippy slow pulsing space jazz with electronics, spacey vocals, and Indian percussion!

      This is a great reisue of a little known Don Cherry album that was recorded in collaboration with Indian master percussionist Latif Khan. Recorded in 1978 and released in the early eighties on a small European label, this is the nearest thing to a follow-up to Don Cherry's essential Brown Rice album. Like that album, it fuses cosmic electronics, hypnotic percussion, and spacey vocals to create a kind of forward-looking worldbeat jazz that sounds fresher than ever!

      Very highly recommended!

      • – Air Mail
      • – Sangam
      • LP£12.99
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      Kamal KeilaMuslims And ChristiansHabibi Funk

      Songs about the unity of Sudan, peace between Muslims and Christians and the fate of war orphans, backed by grooves equally taking influence from Arabic sounds, American funk as well as neighboring Ethiopia. A great collection from Habibi Funk highlighting one of the key figures of the Sudanese jazz scene!

      • – Shmasha
      • – Muslims & Christians
      • – Agricultural Revolution
      • – African Unity
      • – Sudan In The Heart Of Africa
      • – Taban Ahwak
      • – Ghali Ghali Ya Jinub
      • – Alsafir
      • – Ya Shaifni
      • – Amjal Alyam
      • 2×LP£22.99
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      SubwaySubway IISoul Jazz Records

      Amazing new album of krautrock-inspired beauty!

      Subway II, the debut album by Subway on Soul Jazz Records, is a startling cosmic marriage of influences – German electronic rock music from the 1970s (Cluster, Kraftwerk, Neu, Harmonia, Ash Ra Tempel), 80s Detroit science fiction techno (Carl Craig, Juan Atkins, Jeff Mills) and a hint of Italian and European disco (Danielle Baldelli meets Cerrone, Space, Moroder and Jean Michel Jarre).

      Subway are Michael Kirkman and Alan James and have been releasing music since 2000. Subway II was recorded at home in East London using a plethora of analog equipment and techniques t hat enabled them to create sound reflecting cityscapes such as Berlin, Dussseldorf, Detroit and Paris whilst at the same time creating a contemporary musical commentary of London in 2009.

      This album is a cosmic progression of post-dance music, focused more on meditative thought and space than one made for the dancefloor, yet still encompassing the rhythm and constant beat at the heart.

      Their most recent appearance is on Soul Jazz Records Singles 2008-9 alongside Kode9, Digital Mystikz, Tetine, Secondo, Ramadanman and other forward thinking electronic pioneers.

      With three previous sell-out singles on Soul Jazz Records (Simplex, Satellites and 4410), an album ‘Empty Head’ (released in 2005) as well as a string of one-off projects, the group are currently name-checked by everyone from Hot Chip to DFA, Prinz Thomas to Carl Craig, with good reason.

      ‘Subway II’ is a fitting conceptual statement of their current sound. Cosmic, post-dance, organic, meditative and hypnotic.

      Here's  a great interview and online mix:

      FACT MAGAZINE

      • Subway – Persuasion
      • Subway – Lowlife
      • Subway – Simplex
      • Subway – Harmonia
      • Subway – Jupiter
      • Subway – Monochrome
      • Subway – Horizons
      • Subway – Delta II
      • Subway – Xam
      Dizzy K.Sweet Music Vol. 1Sticky Buttons

      Dizzy K Falola is one of Nigeria's most adored disco funk artists form the early 80's. His career was propelled by EMI Nigeria who brought him to notoriety with his first album 'Excuse Me Baby', released in 1982. Sticky Buttons have put together a long overdue compilation of his finest dancefloor cuts!

      • – Excuse Me Baby
      • – Link The Boogie
      • – Saturday Night Raps
      • – I'll Never Love Again
      • – Take It to the DJ
      • – Ife - Love
      • – You
      • – Baby Kilode
      • – Omoge
      • – Be My Friend (Edit)
      • – Special Love
      • – Sweet Music
      • – Konga Mama
      • – Yes, I Love You
      • 2×LP£29.99
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      E.M.A.K.A Synthetic History Of E.M.A.K. 1982 - 88Universal Sound

      Soul Jazz/Universal Sound are releasing this stunning new compilation of underground German electronic experimentalists, E.M.A.K. (‘Elektronische Musik Aus Koeln’), Cologne’s synth-core/minimal-wave/ deutsche electronische group who made a stunning set of radical records in the 1980s. (including the killer 'Filmmusik' as featured on Soul Jazz’s recent “Deutsche Electronische Musik”).

      Joining the dots between German electronic experimentalists such as Cluster, Conrad Schnitzler, Tangerine Dream, the synth-core/minimal-wave of Germany’s electronic new wave such as D.A.F. (itself influenced by UK groups Cabaret Voltaire, Human League and The Normal) and with hints of the cosmic disco of Giorgio Moroder and Daniel Baldelli, Cologne’s E.M.A.K. remain one of electronic music’s best-kept secrets.

      This is a compilation complete with exclusive text and photos from a series of super-rare private press titles released in Germany in the 1980s. Comes in Soul Jazz special box edition CD (with free postcards) and super-loud limited edition heavyweight gatefold double vinyl.

      From the sleevenotes:


      "E.M.A.K. (Electronische Musik aus Köln) was founded in Cologne in autumn 1981. Situated in the basement of a music store called ‘Hört-Hört’ (‘Listen-Listen’) was a small 8-track studio run by Matthias Becker. It was here at the ‘Originalton West’ studio that Becker and Kurt Mill, along with Michael Filz and Klaus Stühlen, formed E.M.A.K. and here also where Becker launched the Originalton West label with the release of ‘E.M.A.K.1’ in January 1982.


      E.M.A.K. originally functioned more as a collective of individuals than a traditional group. Filz and Stühlen worked on tracks individually and Mill and Becker worked on material at the studio. Kurt Mill and Mathias Becker were the producers and chose all the tracks and final mixes.


      Matthias Becker:‘ I grew up to the music of Kraftwerk and Amon Düül. I remember that in 1970, when I was 15, there was a ‘Kommune’ living in the house next door and shortly after the release of ‘Kraftwerk’ for more than a week or two each day the sounds of ‘Ruckzuck’ and ‘Stratovarious’ vibrated through the walls of our living room, (very much to the irritation of my parents).


      Although E.M.A.K. were not part of any larger electronic scene in their local city, Cologne was nevertheless still the base of Can, and Holger Czukay’s own studio was barely 200 metres from Originalton West. There was also nearby Johannes Fritsch’s ‘Feedback’ Studio. Fritsch was a serious composer of ‘Neue Musik’ who had collaborated with Stockhausen, who - incidentally - lived and worked in Kürten, a small village about 35 kms from Cologne."

      • – Alhara
      • – Filmmuzik
      • – Ohne Titel
      • – Biela
      • – Gewitterluft
      • – Schlammgang
      • – Bote Des Herbstes
      • – Nupsa Puntsch
      • – Wenn Mr. Reagan Es Will
      • – Aranea
      • – Sein Und Schein
      • – Tanz Der Vampire
      • – A L'Horizon
      • – Traumreise
      • CD£12.00
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      Super ElcadosTogetherness Is Always A Good Venture: Tambourine Party Vol. 2Mr Bongo

      Official Mr Bongo reissue of the ultra-rare album by ‘Super Elcados’. A fusion of heavyweight Nigerian funk, soul & disco, originally released by EMI Nigeria in 1976!

      • – Tambourine Party
      • – Afro Funk
      • – Xray Gun
      • – How Much I Love You
      • LP£19.99 £13.99
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      Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerBarry Wonder (1987)Siky Oluyole Records


        • Original LP£20.00
          Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original Nigerian Vinyl , surface marks plays fine

          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!
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        CanFlow MotionElectrola

        Can's eighth studio album from 1981!

        As Can titles go, Flow Motion often is considered one of their more accessible releases - feat the classic track -I want more- and the Baleric title cut, cited by FSOL, Apex Twin, Mars Volta, and countless others as a major influence.

        • – I Want More
        • – Laugh Till You Cry -Live Till You Die (O.R.N)
        • – Babylonian Pearl
        • CD£9.99
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        Sugar MinottWicked Ago Feel ItWackies

        In the early seventies Sugar had more or less singlehandedly revived the fortunes of Studio One, before cutting a string of hits for Channel One. Meanwhile his Youth Promotion sound system and his own label Black Roots nurtured fresh new talent like Tenor Saw, Nitty Gritty and Junior Reid. After moving to London at the turn of the decade, his international smash Good Thing Going brought Sugar a rash of lucrative major label offers, which he declined, preferring to link up with Bullwackies in New York.

        This album contains the full vocal versions of tracks included on African Roots Act 3. With the core of his band drawn from the Wackies group Itopia, Sugar sings inimitably for lovers, bubblers and rootsmen all. He recasts Michael Jackson again; and — alongside Studio One maestro Jackie Mittoo in the studio — revisits his all-time favourite album, The Heptones On Top.



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          KraftwerkTour De FranceEMI

          Poom-pow, poom-pow. Seminal Deutsche electronicists pay homage to French bicyclists. Repackaged and remastered edition. 

            • New LP £33.00
              In stockAdd to Bag
            • CD£13.99
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            Kale Plankieren: Dutch Cassette Rarities 1981-1985 Vol. 2Knekelhuis

            Another fascinating volume from Knekelhuis focusing on the the European DIY scene, with music from the Amsterdam Fetisj scene and cities such as Rotterdam, Utrecht, The Hague, and Zwolle, giving "a glimpse into the artistic DIY music movement that was growing extensively outside of mainstream circles." and featuring artists such as R.T.C.,Corneil Nies, De Fabriek and more. Ace.

            • R.T.C. – Slightly Damp In A Misty Street
            • Van Kaye – White Dove
            • De Fabriek – Il Giornio Dei Morti
            • The High-Tones – Ibrahim
            • Eric Toornend – Scum Grief
            • Frank Dullaart – Trans Harmonic Dream
            • Corneil Nies – Paardekracht
            • Another – Paris Tribe
            • Störung – Warschau Pact (Live at Mazzo Amsterdam 1983)
            • Corneil Nies – Il Canale Occidentale
            • LP£20.99
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            Rocket Juice & The Moon Rocket Juice & The Moon Honest Jon's

            Blur frontman and eclectic producer/arranger Damon Albarn, legendary afro-beat drummer Tony Allen & Red Hot Chilli Peppers' bassist Flea come together to form one hell of a group "Rocket Juice & The Moon" for Honest Jon's! Featuring soul songstress Erykah Badu, Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara, Phil Cohran's sons 9-piece Chicago brass band - Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Ghanian rapper M.anifest & multi-talented Chelck Tidiane Seck.

            Kinetic, afro-funk rhythms with an organic, free-flowing feel driven by the absurdly funky pulse of Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen, the nimble low-slung bass riffs of Flea and Albarn's keyboards spray synth fusillades over the top.

            • – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
            • – hey shooter
            • – loid
            • – night watch
            • – forward sweep
            • – chop up
            • – poison
            • CD£10.99
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            StereolabSwitched OnDuophonic

            Originally released in 1992, via Too Pure, this compilation collects together Stereolab's first three singles. A perfect entry point to the motorik soundworld of Stereolab!

              • LP£17.99
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              Thai Funk 2Compiled by Maft ZaiZudRangMa

              Thai Funk 2 is back with 22 more exclusive, rare and treasured funk and soul numbers from Thailand. This time even more beefier and down right dirtier than the first compilation. Includes covers of the great Kung Fu Fighting, Jingo, Play That Funky Music (White Boy) and Lady Marmalade, but except named differently and broken into tunes like you have never heard before only for you to find out what they are and, well, you can judge for yourself!!!

              Comes in a lavishly packaged cloth case (plaid design this time), and an amazing poster showing the different Thai records and labels used to inspire the comp!!!

              VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

              • Singto – Lion
              • Yoong – Mosquito
              • YomMaBan TaLangKan – Officer of Hell's Announcement
              • Kam Kao – Old Karma
              • Pom-Pom-Pom – Hair-Hair-Hair
              • Sara-Amor-Sara-R (Kee Mao Lae) – D-R-U-N-K : Wasted
              • Ruk Chua NiRunDon – Love Forever
              • CD£14.99
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              Jaakko Eino KaleviYing Yang TheatreBeats In Space

              Part-time tram driver and full-time disco disciple, Helsinki's Jaakko Eino Kalevi catalyzses street smart funk into heat stroke for Yin Yang Theatre, his new EP on Beats In Space Records...

              • – Speak Out
              • – Pass The Cat
              • – Sensaatio
              • 12"£10.99
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              CanTago Mago (1971)Spoon Records

              Classic album of hypnotic bass-heavy krautrock from Can! This is one of the best Can albums!

              Includes the classic track Mushroom!

              Highly recommended!

              • – Mushroom
              Herbie HancockHeadhunters (1973)Columbia

              This is THE definitive funk-jazz fusion album - truly jaw-droppingly good stuff that instantly set the standard against which other fusion musicians measured themselves!

              This is one of those perfect albums that you will want to play from beginning to end, but the most famous tracks are probably the much-sampled awesome fifteen minute long Chameleon and the super-funky version of Watermelon Man!

              And what great cover art! They don't make them like this anymore!

              • – Chameleon
              • – Watermelon Man
              • – Sly
              • LP (180 gram)£21.99
                180gm heavyweight vinyl
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              • CD£7.99
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              J DillaJay Love JapanVintage Vibez Music Group

              First ever official vinyl outing of 'Jay Love Japan', originally released as part of a limited CD run in 2007 - finding itself to fall foul of many bootleg versions. Vintage Vibez do the honourable thing with this essential CD/vinyl issue!

              • – Can't You See
              • – Sun In My Face
              • – In The Streets
              • – Oh Oh
              • – Say It
              • – Lucy
              • – First Time
              • – Red Light
              • – Outro
              • – Yesterday
              • – Believe In God
              • LP£18.99
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              • CD£13.99
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              CanFuture DaysSpoon Records

              ESSENTIAL 1973 album of dreamy kraut rock from Can! This is a beautiful rhythmic album of subtle and complex, deeply immersive, one-of-a kind, other-worldly music that floats over you like a hazy summer sunset! Their best album! Highly recommended classic reissue! Check it out!

              • – Future Days
              • – Spray
              • – Bel Air
              • CD£10.99
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              Don CherryMusic, Wisdom, LoveFinders Keepers

              Another essential release from Finders Keepers!

              Reaching a near-mythical status amongst fans of free jazz’s most worldly intrepid explorer, these seldom heard Paris soundtrack sessions known as ‘Music, Wisdom, Love’ have evaded collectors’ grasps and confused historians for exactly 50 years. Instigated in Paris in 1967 and filmed during Don’s downtime on a visit to the Chat qui Pêche nightclub in March 1967 (where he played with Karl Berger, Henri Texier and Jacques Thollot), the bulk of this cinematic portrait was filmed on the streets of Paris under the direction of creative all-rounders Jean-Noël Delamarre and Nathalie Perrey who, as their careers bloomed, would become pivotal figures in underground French cinema - straddling La Nouvelle Vague, adult entertainment and cinema fantastique in what can only be described as speedball cinema. 

              Available for the first time ever and licensed from producer and director Jean-Noel Delamarre himself.