Tenderlonious Ragas From Lahore: Improvisations with Jaubi

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    • Tenderlonious – Azadi
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    • Tenderlonious – Impressions
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    • 4. Azeem
    • 5. Kirwani Part II
    • 6. Impressions

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      New fully remastered re-release of Soul Jazz Records’ ‘The World of Arthur Russell’, the seminal collection of Arthur Russell’s essential music back in print on awesome limited-edition heavy deluxe triple vinyl and deluxe CD edition.

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      This album brings together some of Russell’s best-loved and most accessible works including his wide-ranging music both solo and in groups including Dinosaur L (the essential ‘Go Bang’), Loose Joints (the equally classic ‘Is It All Over My Face’) as well as rarities such as the 7” only ‘Pop Your Funk’, Indian Ocean’s ‘Schoolbell/Treehouse’, Lola’s ‘Wax The Van’ and more.

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      “Arthur Russell fused the avant-garde with disco and sounds like nothing else on earth.” The GUARDIAN

      “Russell is the great enigma of the New York music scene” THE WIRE

      “Simply one of the best compilations of this or any year.” RECORD COLLECTOR

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      Arthur Russell’s music effortlessly crossed musical boundaries making it timeless. His dance music credentials are faultless and this collection features mixes from Larry Levan, Françcois Kervorkian and Walter Gibbons. Similarly, his song-writing, musicality and performance skills are equally cherished as composer Philip Glass wrote, ‘this was a guy who could sit down with a cello and sing with it in a way that no one on earth has ever done before or will do again.’

      When Soul Jazz Records’ The World of Arthur Russell first came out in 2003, Russell’s music had slipped into near obscurity. Nearly 18 years later there are over a dozen releases of his music, reissues of his original albums and more. ‘The World of Arthur Russell’ is the classic first collection of his work available once more.

      • Dinosuar L – Go Bang (Francois K Mix)
      • Lola – Wax The Van
      • Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face (Larry Levan Mix)
      • Arthur Russell – Keeping Up
      • Arthur Russell – In The Light Of The Miracle
      • Arthur Russell – A Little Lost
      • Loose Joints – Pop Your Funk
      • Arthur Russell – Lets Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons Mix)
      • Dinosuar L – In The Cornbelt (Larry Levan Mix)
      • Arthur Russell – Treehouse
      • Indian Ocean – Schoolbell/Treehouse (Walter Gibbons Mix)
      Invasion Of The Mysteron Killer Sounds in 3-DSoul Jazz Records

      Kevin Martin (aka The Bug) and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) have collaborated on a unique project bringing together new, exclusive and in-demand cutting-edge digital music by electronic futurists such Harmonic 313, Diplo, Roots Manuva, South Rakkas Crew and The Bug alongside music from the pioneering electronic scientific dub and radical producers of the Jamaican digital dancehall revolution in music - King Jammy, Steely and Clevie, Sly Dunbar, Prince Jazzbo, King Tubby, Dave Kelly, Firehouse Crew and many more.


      Like the music of The Bug himself (whose seminal ‘London Zoo’ album is an apocalyptic mixture of dancehall, dubstep and grime), the new digital producers featured here all create work that is contemporary (whether dubstep, acid, hip-hop, electronic) and yet linked in some way back to Jamaican dancehall - especially the new digital styles that exploded out of Kingston in the 1980s with King Jammy’s revolutionary computer-based sounds.


      Producer King Jammy learnt his trade under the greatest of all dub producers King Tubby, and this music constantly references back to the origins of dub - but whereas Tubby’s revolution used echo-chambers and analogue tape-splicing, the Jamaican producers featured here were the first to use and embrace computer technology.


      The double album comes in limited edition heavyweight deluxe hardcover 2-CD card-casing complete with a limited-edition graphic novel by Italian comic book designer Paolo Parisi (whose books include subjects as diverse as John Coltrane and Chernobyl). This specially commissioned graphic novel is a science-fiction vision of the future of digital music, featuring King Tubby, Steely and Clevie, Jammy, Jazzbo, complete with Alien Sound Lord Abductors, Aural Freedom Fighters and Digi-Dub Voyagers!


      There are also two super-heavy, super-loud, deluxe gatefold double-vinyl editions (with the first copies also including a limited edition graphic-novel in volume 1 and a free poster in volume 2).
      Invasion of the Killer Mysteron Sounds brings together the most exciting electronic producers in Jamaica with current sound artists in the UK and beyond who all create music based on revolutionary sounds in 3D – Dancehall, Digital and Dub.


       PITCHFORK REVIEW HERE

      • Steely & Clevie – Street Sweeper
      • Lenky & Sly – Now Thing
      • Roots Manuva – Doogoo Dub
      • Dave Kelly – The Return
      • Harvel 'Gadaffi' Hart – Summer Bounce
      • Federation Sound – Flatlands (Brooklyn Dub Mix)
      • Steven 'Lenky' Marsden – Diwali
      • Matt Shadetek – Yoga Rhythm
      • Stereotyp ft. Alleycat – Modern Times
      • Da Grynch and Tippa Irie – Agony
      • Fresh Ear Productions – Hummer
      • Diplo – Diplo Rhythm
      • Harmonic 313 – Bazooka Riddim
      • Marlon Williams – Pitbull
      • Redlight – MDMA
      • The Bug – Aktion
      • Fat Eyes – Clothes Pin
      • Steven Ventura – Throw Your Hands Up
      • Sly Dunbar and Christopher Birch – Corners Boy
      • David Jahson – King of Kings
      • Fat Eyes – Steel Plate
      • South Rakkas Crew – Red Alert
      • Parara and McCoy – Them Can't Hold Yuh Girl
      • King Tubby – Fat Thing Version
      • World Beat – Goldmine
      • Andre 'Suku' Gray – Sign
      • Henfield and Shadowman – Babatunde
      • Firehouse Crew – No False Hair
      • Computer Paul – World Talk
      • Fat Eyes – Overdose
      • Prince Jazzbo – Great Dub
      • Kickin' Productions – What You Gonna Do
      • Pliers – I'm Your Man Dub
      • Wiz Kidz Team – In My Heart Version
      • Jammys Jam2 James – Peenie Peenie
      • Deluxe 2×CD£12.00
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      • 2×LP Vol.1£18.99
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      • 2×LP Vol.2£18.99
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      • MP3 Release£8.99
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      The Bug feat. Dis FigIn BlueHyperdub

      Dark, claustrophobic dancehall vibes and noxious, hip hop dread from The Bug and producer/vocalist Felicia Chen aka Dis Fig - ace!

      • – Around Me
      • – Come
      • – Destroy Me
      • – Blood
      • – In 2 U
      • – Levitating
      • – Forever
      • – Blue To Black
      • – Take
      • – No Return
      • – You
      • – End In Blue
      Shamek Farrah & Sonelius SmithThe World Of The Children (1977)Strata-East

      Super rare, super deep jazz - Shamek Farrah's 1977 Strata-East album 'The World of the Children.' Serious, heavy & essential!

      • – Conversation Piece
      • LP (180 gram)£28.00
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      Claude CooperTangerine Dreams / Two Mile HillFriendly Recordings

      This one's a bit special - it's the first release on new label Friendly Recordings!

      Claude Cooper is an illusive Bristol-based producer.

      These tunes are genre-defying...it's jazz, it's beats, it's breaks.

      Limited edition 300 pressed black vinyl..last copies!

      • – Tangerine Dreams
      • – Two Mile Hill
      • 7"£11.00
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      Ezra CollectiveJuan Pablo: The PhilosopherEnter The Jungle

      Ezra Collective finally drop their highly anticipated debut! The hotly tipped collective play a tight mix of spiritual jazz, influenced by traditional african rhythm and melody. 'Juan Pablo: The Philosopher' has been receiving a LOT of praise and getting support from the likes of Gilles Peterson and more. Mixed by Floating Points and features a guest spot by the superb Nubya Garcia - plus a stunning version of the Sun Ra classic, 'Space Is The Place'! Essential release!

      • – Intro
      • – Juan Pablo
      • – The Philosopher
      • – Dylan's Dilemma
      • – People In Trouble
      • – Space Is The Place
      Makaya McCravenUniversal Beings E&F SidesInternational Anthem Recording Company

      An addendum to Makaya McCraven's critically-acclaimed 2018 releases, 'Universal Beings'. 'E&F Sides' presents 14 pieces of "organic beat music" cut from the original sessions, prepared and produced by Makaya as a soundtrack to the Universal Beings documentary film, which follows Makaya to Los Angeles, Chicago, London and New York City for a behind the scenes look into the making of the artists breakthrough album, taking the viewer through the story of Makaya's life, his process and the community of musicians that helped bring this project to life.

        • LP£23.00
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        • CD£11.00
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        Cossi AnatzJazz Afro-OccitanDiggersdigest

        An overlooked french jazz album with a real singular sound mixing the North African, Arabic and Occitan music. Composed and partly recorded live by Michel Marre, one of the spearheads of L'Intercommunal Free Dance Orchestra. This beautiful album is filled with some of the most stunning jazz rhythms - essential reissue!

        • – Al Coltrane (Regret)
        • – Magali Vous Dit Merde
        • – Aden Arabie
        • – Hortus
        • – Bourrée Du Céor
        • – Sarhaoui (Bourrée Du Désert)
        PsyclonesTape Music 1980 - 1984Notte Brigante

        A detailed compilation on the music of cult, highly underrated, Californian post-punk, Psyclones. Notte Brigante collect the band's early output, that was scattered over diverse tape releases throughout the early 80s, focussing on ambient, industrial, new wave, post-punk and synth-pop styles.

        • – Departing
        • – Neon People
        • – Reagan For Shah
        • – Keep It Together
        • – Between Space
        • – I Don’t Know
        • – News Of The World
        • – In And Out
        • – With The Other
        TenderloniousQuarantena22a

        Tenderlonious is back with an album of lo-fi, smudged house music beats and experimental vibes from the 'lockdown' studio sessions from his home in South London. Killer release seeing 22a on a slightly different tip!

        • – Quarantena
        • – Lockdown Boogie
        • LP£22.00
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        • CD£12.00
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        Trees SpeakShadow FormsSoul Jazz Records

        Super-limited new 1000 copies special ox-blood red vinyl edition!

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        It's a big one ... Absolutely stunning second album from Trees Speak new on Soul Jazz Records.

        Trees Speak’s new album ‘Shadow Forms’ is a blend of 1970s German electronic and ‘motorik’ Krautrock instrumentals (think Harmonia, Can, Cluster, Popul Vuh, Neu!), haunting and powerful 1960s & 1970s soundtracks (think Italian prog-rock Goblin and John Carpenter horror movies, Morricone and existential John Barry spy movies), together with a New Nork no wave electronic synth and guitar analogue DIY-ness (think Suicide, anything on Soul Jazz’s New York Noise series or Eno's New York No Wave)!

        Trees Speak’ segue together all these elements into ‘Shadow Forms,’ which follows on from their critically-acclaimed debut LP ‘Ohms,’ released on Soul Jazz Records less than six months ago.

        Trees Speak are Daniel Martin Diaz and Damian Diaz from Tucson, Arizona and their music often draws on the cosmic night-time magic of Arizona’s natural desert landscapes. ‘Trees Speak’ relates to the idea of future technologies storing information and data in trees and plants - using them as hard drives – and the idea that Trees communicate collectively.

        Trees Speak - Shadow Forms:

        Records of the week-Drift/Album of the week-Resident/Album of the week-Norman/Records of the Year-South/Albums of the Year-Concrete Island/Albums of the month-Reveal/Albums of the Year-Piccadilly/Albums of the Year-Buzzsaw

        • Trees Speak – Large Array
        • Trees Speak – Tear Kisser
        • Trees Speak – Those Who Know
        • Trees Speak – Transforming
        • Trees Speak – Automat
        • Trees Speak – False Ego
        • Trees Speak – Communication
        • Trees Speak – Crystal System
        • Trees Speak – Agonize Signal
        • Trees Speak – Magick Knives
        • Trees Speak – Shadow Forms
        • Trees Speak – Outtake 3
        • Trees Speak – Transmitter
        Walter Bishop, Jr.Coral KeysBlack Jazz Records

        Superb spiritual deepness once more channelling Coltrane, Tyner et al with the great Idris Muhammed on drums - this is a super tight set, wicked super rare Black Jazz deepness!

        Walter Bishop, Jr. (piano), Idris Muhammed (drums), Reggie Johnson (bass), Harold Vick (flute & soprano), Alan Schwartz Benger (drums), Woody Shaw (trumpet).

        • – Coral Keys
        • – Waltz For Zweetie