Crucial reissues & archival
"Black Truffle present the first reissue of a true underground masterpiece, Massimo Toniutti's Il Museo Selvatico (“The Wild Museum”), originally self-released on LP in 1991. Like his better-known brother Giancarlo — whose classic 1985 Broken Flag LP La Mutazione was reissued by Black Truffle in 2015 (BT…
"Got into something dangerous and strange...." Felt’s rushy, sun-dappled Creation-era masterpiece, finally reissued, just in time for the autumn it was surely made to soundtrack. For me, in terms of albums, Lawrence and crew never topped the stoned, sunken majesty…
"Originally out in 1983, Love Power is co-produced by Fabian Cooke (from Itopia) and Lloyd Bullwackie Barnes, with assistance from Prince Douglas. Cooke plays most of the instruments himself, with his drumming centre-stage, though Ras Menelik puts in a brilliant…
Left Ear Records
With all the Australian labels mining every ‘lost’ new wave, post-punk and indie gems onto vinyl you wouldn’t think there’d be anomalies left. But refreshingly this doesn’t take the hallowed M-squared discography as its foundation like so much of the…
Does this guy look like Javier Bardem or what?! "In a dreamlike fictive and windswept Brittany, hippy pirates and wild women more or less inspired by Gérard de Nerval fight it out in a theatre, the magic of which brings…
Think I just came up on a pill I took in 2002! KILLER electro-techno splackers from from the heady early days of Klakson, reissued. These were banging then and they're even more banging now. Foundation!
2018 re-press. Lean, mean, purist acid house to satisfy Mum...climaxing with the cold futuristic narco-funk of 'Purple Phantasm' and 'Body Heat''s guttural jak attak. Just the best!
Morgan Blue Town
You what, is this fucking Record Collector? Falling straight off the dandruff-dusted top of yer GRANDAD's wants list and onto our PERT YOUNG BLEMISH-FREE laps, the cut-in-'69-but-mind-flaying-for-all-time monster Escalator, sole offering from Sam Gopal, Malaysian-born TABLA virtuoso - backed here by…
High Speed & The Afflicted Man
2013 remastered CD edition. "In 1982, the mysterious Steve Hall, a self-proclaimed 'hippie-punk' who had previously released a couple of D.I.Y basement-punk albums with his band Afflicted Man, recorded one of the most obscure, underrated and KILLER heavy- psych albums…
Sub Rosa’s stubbornly chronological Univers Zero reissue program alights at the French group’s spiky, Lovecraft-inspired third album, Ceux Du Dehors (1981), billing it as a “darker and more compelx version of the motorik minimalism of classical music contemporaries Philip Glass and Steve…