EABS Slavic Spirits (feat. Tenderlonious)

    Astigmatic Records
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    • EABS – Ciemność / The Darkness
    • EABS – Leszy / Woodland Spirits
    • EABS – Południca / THe Noon Witch
    • EABS – Ślęża (Mgła) / Ślęża (The Fog)
    • EABS – Ślęża / Ślęża
    • EABS – Przywitanie Słońca (Rytuał) / Sun Worship (The Rite)
    • EABS – Przywitanie Słońca / Sun Worship
    • 1. Ciemność / The Darkness
    • 2. Leszy / Woodland Spirits
    • 3. Południca / THe Noon Witch
    • 4. Ślęża (Mgła) / Ślęża (The Fog)
    • 5. Ślęża / Ślęża
    • 6. Przywitanie Słońca (Rytuał) / Sun Worship (The Rite)
    • 7. Przywitanie Słońca / Sun Worship

    Poland's premier, contemporary jazz outfit EABS, return to Astigamtic Records with a majestic new album of deep, spiritual jazz inspired by Slavic folklore. ‘Slavic Spirits’ follows up their incredible 2017 LP "Repititons (Letters to Krzysztof Komeda)" a firm favourite with us here at SOTU. This new LP was 2 years in the making, containing 100% original material. They are joined by 22a head-honcho Tenderlonious who lends his exceptional soprano saxophone and flute playing to all seven tracks.

    Any fans of classic Strata East style jazz should give this a spin!

    The album comes in 4 panel digipak CD and Heavyweight 180 gram vinyl editions.There are also 2 Deluxe limited edition box set editions. The CD version comes with a 288 page book and the heavyweight 180 gram vinyl version with a 96 page book and that’s limited to 1000 copies.

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    ** Amazing contemporary Polish Jazz!**

    Excellent debut from Polish septet - EABS! Together they blend traditional Polish Jazz with sounds from other genres, thus creating a new and personal interpretation of modern jazz. “Repetitions (Letters To Krzysztof Komeda)” is a dedication to Polish Jazz legend Krzysztof Komeda. EABS explores some of Komeda’s lesser-known compositions featured in ballet etudes, movies, short films, documentaries, animations and compositions illustrating Polish poems recited in German.

    Highly recommended - DJ support from Gilles Peterson, Jazz FM & Tenderlonious. Fans of Kamasi Washington, BadBadNotGood and GoGo Penguin should check!

    • – Perły i dukaty XIV Repetition

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      Highly recommended - DJ support from Gilles Peterson, Jazz FM & Tenderlonious. Fans of Kamasi Washington, BadBadNotGood and GoGo Penguin should check!

      • – Perły i dukaty XIV Repetition

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        Debora Ipekel's and Ece Duzgit's Zel Zele imprint follows up on their reissue of the incredible 'Bermuda Seytan Ucgeni' by Umit Aksu Orkestrası. For the label's second release, Zel Zele focus on the contemporary Turkish music of Mavi Gunes 69, who are Osman Murat Ertel, frontman and co-founder of Istanbul’s cult psychedelic folk band BaBa ZuLa and his partner, Esma Ertel. Together they blend ancient folk tales, theremin dances and words of wisdom with electronics and psychedelia. Another killer release from Zel Zele - don't miss!

        • – 3 Çember
        • – Yafta
        • 7"£10.99
          Limited edition 7" pressed on transparent blue vinyl
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        Ethnic Heritage EnsembleBe Known: Ancient / Future / MusicSpiritmuse Records

        Incredible new album of spiritual and afro-futuristic jazz on Spiritmuse Records.

        Brand new album from the mighty Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, led by legendary Chicago percussionist Kahil ElZabar. ElZabar is an artist in a league of his own, acknowledged throughout the world as the leader in the vanguard of spiritual and afro-futuristic jazz. Alongside ElZabar on multi-percussion & vocals is Corey Wilkes on trumpet, Alex Harding on baritone sax and Ian Maksin on cello. Anybody who caught their show at Church Of Sound will know that this is one of the deepest, and most talented bands in jazz today.

        Huge recommendation from us here at SOTU!

        • – N2 Deep
        • – Freedom Jazz Dance
        • – Little Sunflower
        • – Be Known
        • – Black Is Back
        • – Blew It
        • – Wish I Knew
        • – Pharoah
        • – Lost In Myself
        • – Ntozake
        • – Little Sunflower / Percussion
        • – Oof
        • 2×LP (180g)£43.00
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        • CD£11.00
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        Jake HottellBreak The ChainsSpacetalk

        Spacetalk reissue this privately-pressed album from 1985.

        Jake Hottell's 'Break The Chains' is suitably cosmic and emotive, with Hottell cannily fusing gentle drum machine rhythms and dreamy synthesizer motifs; influenced, he says, by "a love of the contemporaneous new age output of former jazz label, Windham Hill Records."

        Re-mastered from the original master tapes, while extensive new liner notes shed light on the remarkable musical and personal experiences that inspired Hottell to create an obscure, overlooked classic. Essential!

        • – Sapphire
        • – Uranus (Open Arms)
        • – Break The Chains (Never The Same)
        • – The Truth Is All I Want
        • – Horizon
        • – Sing Your Own Song
        • – l Rio de Los Delores (The River of Sorrows)
        • LP£17.99
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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.

          Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986Light In The Attic

          Superb compilation of boogie, jazz-funk, pop and breezy AOR/soft rock vibes from Japan's golden era of these styles of music!

          • Tomoko Soryo – I Say Who
          • Taeko Ohnuki – Kusuri Wo Takusan
          • Minako Yoshida – Midnight Driver
          • Nanako Satoh – Subterranean Futari Bocci
          • Haruomi Hosono – Sports Men
          • Mimi Izumi Kobayashi – Coffee Rumba
          • Friends Of Earth – In My Jungle
          • Akira Inoue – Sun Bathing
          • Hiroshi Sato – Say Goodbye
          • Yukihiro Takahashi – Drip Dry Eyes
          • Masayoshi Takanaka – Bamboo Vender
          • Shigeru Suzuki – Lady Pink Panther
          • Haruomi Hosono – Mykonos No Hanayome
          • Yasuko Agawa – L.A. Night
          • Hitomi "Penny" Tohyama – Exotic Yokogao
          • Tazumi Toyoshima – Machibouke
          • 2×LP£31.99
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          • CD£13.99
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          ReblesSweetest TabooSoundway

          Another essential Soundway reissue!

          In the late 80s, as electronic music permeated popular culture, Rebles helped define the soca genre outside of the Caribbean. A wider audience was reached via this cover of Sade’s hit 1985 song “Sweetest Taboo”, with its distinctive synth hook and drum machine picking up the pace, helping push this version into the clubs at the time.

          • – Sweetest Taboo (Soca)
          • – Taboo (Club Mix)
          • 12"£9.99
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          Sounds Of The UniverseSoul Jazz Records

          "Soul Jazz Records set Sounds of the Universe: Art + Sound 2012-15 features some of the heaviest Afrofuturistic producers out there:"  PITCHFORK

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          Soul Jazz Records new Sounds of the Universe: Art + Sound 2012-15 is a new double album CD (and two separate volumes of double-vinyl) featuring a line-up of some of the most forward-thinking and progressive artists and producers working with electronic music around the world today.

          This lovingly compiled collection features a stunning array of contemporary artists: Chicago’s Afro-futurist genius Hieroglyphic Being; Kaseem Mosse (aka Gunnar Wendell/Siege of Troy), one of the most talked-about, respected artists in underground house and techno; out of Detroit’s Moodyman stable comes Andres; also featured is Los Angeles-based Ras G, associated with the Brainfeeder label established by fellow producer Flying Lotus; and many more!

          This new collection features a first CD of tracks recorded exclusively for Soul Jazz Record’s bespoke Sounds of the Universe label. These were originally issued under their Art + Sound series between 2012 and 2015 as unique hand-etched and original commissioned art pieces (reproduced here) collectors’ 12” singles - all pressed in micro-editions of 250 copies for each artist’s release that were only ever available exclusively from Soul Jazz Records’ boutique Sounds of the Universe shop in Soho, London.

          The second CD features a fantastic set of all brand new exclusive tracks from the likes of Seven Davis Jr, Drexciya collaborator DJ Stingray, deep house virtuoso Mike Huckaby, Glaswegian noise-punk six-piece Golden Teacher, and lots more – all created and commissioned especially for this release. These songs are not available anywhere else in the world.

          Together these 2CDs comprise an amazing selection of new progressive electronic music.

          This album is released as double CD pack with slipcase and booklet. It is also available as two separate limited edition double vinyl editions in heavyweight vinyl and gatefold sleeves with full artwork + free download codes, and as a worldwide digital release.

          CD ONE/ RECORD A tr. 1-8

          CD TWO/RECORD B tr. 9-16

          NB

          The 3 Ras G tracks are CD only


          • Hieroglyphic Being – Shikaakwa
          • Tevo Howard – Summer Romance
          • Kassem Mosse – Staat Aus Glas
          • Andres – Ribena
          • Blludd Relations – Cold Like The Baron
          • AYBEE – Return To The Underground
          • Heatsick – Snakes and Ladders
          • Tenderlonious – Caramel
          • DJ Stingray – Cytokines
          • Mike Huckaby – Circles
          • Seven Davis Jr – Come and Go
          • Golden Teacher – Maladroit
          • Reginald Omas Mamode IV – Rare Love
          • Africans With Mainframes – Vibrations From The Serengeti II
          • Capracara – Hard Ticket To Hawaii
          • Lord Tusk – Average Cats
          • Ras G – Deep Space Nine
          • Ras G – Gloom Steez
          • Ras G – Taste This
          CykadaCykadaAstigmatic Records

          Polish label Astigmatic Records come through with a killer release to start 2019. Cykada is a six piece band, comprised of established musicians on the ever blossoming London jazz scene, including saxophonist James Mollison (Ezra Collective), drummer Tim Doyle (Maisha) and trumpeter Axel Kaner-Lidstrom (Where Pathways Meet). Cykada is an energetic bomb of unique style. Analog electronics crash with eastern and Western Africa style's, creating a high tempo, unique sound, that this london scene has yet to explore. Another essential from Astigmatic Records!

          • – Creation
          • – Dimension Stepper
          • – Ophelia's Message
          • – Realise
          • – Third Eye Thunder
          • LP£17.99
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          • CD£10.99
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          Ralph ThomasEastern Standard TimeBBE

          Following hard on the heels of BBE delving into the archives of Detroit’s Strata Records and the in-demand exploration of J-Jazz, comes another crate digger’s delight- Ralph Thomas’ ‘Eastern Standard Time’, which dropped the USA back in in 1980, on the obscure Zebra Jazz imprint. A true spiritual jazz gem reissued via BBE - recommended!

          • – Cafe Phillipp
          • – Doloreso
          • – Muscavado
          • – Big Spliff
          • – Venice
          • – E.S.T.
          • – Spellbound
          • 2×LP£22.99
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          • CD£12.99
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