• Oluko Imo – Praise-Jah
    • Oluko Imo – Praise-Jah (Version)
    • 1. Praise-Jah
    • 2. Praise-Jah (Version)

    Invisible City Editions officially reissue the sublime extended 12” version of 'Praise Jah', this eccentric island-disco rarity from '1979, distinct with crazy electronic effects! Essential.

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    • – Get It Down
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    Midori TakadaThrough The Looking Glass (2017 Edition)Palto Flats / WRWTFWW Records

    Considered a Holy Grail of Japanese music by many, 'Through The Looking Glass' is Midori Takada’s first solo endeavour, a captivating four-song suite capturing her deep quests into traditional African and Asian percussive language and exploring contemplative ambient sounds with an admirably precise use of marimba. The result is alternatively ethereal and vibrant, always precise and mesmerising, and makes for an atmospheric masterpiece and an unparalleled sonic and spiritual experience.

    N.B. The 'deluxe' vinyl format is a limited edition 2x12” LP, ultra deluxe 45rpm audiophile cut edition with gatefold 'tip on' sleeve, housed in heavy cardboard, 'old stoughton' tip-on jacket. The single LP format is housed in a cardboard, old Stoughton tip-on sleeve.

    • – Mr. Henri Rousseau's Dream
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    One of the hardest working labels in the game On The Corner Records proudly present the second album from Collocutor - "The Search"

    Following on from their excellent 2014 debut "Instead" the London based ensemble led by Tamar Osborn have delivered another sublime work that converges fluently between modal jazz, spritual and afro-futurist dialogues.

    "The Search" has already gained plaudits from the likes of Gilles PetersonMulatu Astatke and anyone else who's had the pleasure of hearing the record or seeing the band perform live. An early contender for album of the year for us here at SOTU!

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    This is the stunning debut album from Laraaji. ‘Celestial Vibrations’ was originally released in 1978 under the name Edward Larry Gordon, and then first issued by Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound in 2010.

    Soul Jazz Records are now issuing this hypnotic piece newly re-mastered album once again in a very limited vinyl edition of 1000 and new CD as a full Laraaji release.

    ‘Celestial Vibrations’ is a cosmic ambient journey sounding unlike anything else when it was first released in 1978 - and sounding utterly unique today.

    Laraaji’s album was first issued in New York as a private-pressing record with only very minimal distribution. His distinctive use of the harp-like open-stringed zither and kalimba creates a hypnotic trance like musical landscape.

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    • – All Pervading
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    Alessandro Alessandroni is one of those pioneers, a maestro that built the legend of Italian soundtracks and library music along with Ennio Morricone, Piero Umiliani and many others. His vault testifies how prolific had been those times, with hundreds of tapes and obscure recordings from that period. Among the many, a dusty tape bearing the hand-written label “Afro Discoteca” captured the attention of Four Flies. This EP contains unreleased music composed and produced by Alessandro Alessandroni in the 70s, taken from a dusty tape found in his vault. Afro Discoteca strikes immediately for its modernity and rich textures, sounding unbelievably contemporary. Highly Recommended!!! 

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    • – Yelben (feat. Tesfaye Negatu)
    • – Beza (feat. Tesfaye Negatu)
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    • Shirley Lites – Heat You Up (Melt You Down) (Medlar Extended Edit)
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    Pluto First edition paperback original book - rare and essential!

      • Original Book (400g)£100.00
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      Steve MoniteOnly YouPMG

      Reissue of one of the most sought-after Nigerian disco / boogie LPs! This 'holy grail' contains the essential, raw, minimal disco workouts, 'Only You (Disco Jam)' and 'Things Fall Apart (Disco Jam)' - essential reissue!

      • – Only You (Disco Jam)
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      MINT UNPLAYED JUKE BOX USA ORIGINAL SINGLE w/ Sleeve and Juke Box stickers!

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      • Vakula – Track One
      • Vakula – Track Two
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        • – I Wanna Love (LP Version)
        • – I Wanna Love (Al Kent Edit)
        • 12"£10.99
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        • – Raga: Todi
        • – Raga: Bhairav
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        • – Raga: Tilak Kamod
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        • – Special Disco Version
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        • – Joey Negro Remix
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        • – Rabbot Ho
        • – Captain Stupido
        • – Uh Uh
        • – Bus in These Streets
        • – A Fan’s Mail (Tron Song Suite II)
        • – Lava Lamp
        • – Jethro
        • – Day & Night
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        • – Walk on By [ft. Kendrick Lamar]
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        • – Jameel’s Space Ride
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        • – Them Changes
        • – Where I’m Going
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        • – Inferno
        • – I Am Crazy
        • – 3AM
        • – Drunk
        • – The Turn Down [ft. Pharrell]
        • – DUI
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        • – Keep On Movin' On
        • LP£18.00
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        • – Untitled
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        Chico ScienceAfrociberdelia (1996)Chaos Recordings

        Original Brazilian heavy vinyl in original shrink.

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          Soul Jazz Records are re-releasing Airto Moreira’s classic album ‘Samba de Flora’, out of print for 30 years ever since its original release in 1988. The album is very limited to just 1000 copies only, pressed on both vinyl and CD.

          The impact of Airto Moreira in both the world of American jazz and in Brazilian music is unparalleled. At the start of the 1970s Airto was invited to join Miles Davis’ groundbreaking ‘electric’ group, which with albums such as the seminal ‘Bitches Brew’ helping Davis regain his title from John Coltrane as the most important jazz artist of all time.

          Two years later Airto helped establish two of the most important jazz fusion groups of all time: Weather Report, with Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul and Miroslav Vituous; and Return to Forever, with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Flora Purim.

          Airto Moreira also began his solo career in the USA in 1970, and alongside his wife, the singer Flora Purim, and Brazilian artists such as Hermeto Pascoal, Sivuca, Deodato, Raul de Souza, Azymuth, all played a major part in the Latinised sound of American jazz fusion throughout the 1970s.

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          • Airto – Samba De Flora
          • Airto – La Puerta
          • Airto – Dedos
          • Airto – Yanah Amina
          • Airto – El Fiasco
          • Airto – Mulambo
          • Airto – Latin Woman