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Coltrane, John
Ascension (2016 Reissue)
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Impulse
Coltrane's 1965 album "Ascension" found him firmly stepping into the realm of the avant-garde. The album boasts a large band of heavy-hitters including Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders & Archie Shepp all on Tenor, two altos, two trumpet players, two bassists & the trusty McCoy Tyner & Elvin Jones rounding out the line-up on piano & drums. "Ascension" is certainly not as accessible as "A Love Supreme" but it's remarkable in its own right as a distinct shift in direction for the rest of his career. This & any of the other 2016 Impulse LP reissues should almost be considered "jazz 101" intro titles. You can't go wrong with any of these.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $21.99

Magrudergrind
Ii (w/ Download)
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Finally a second album from MAGRUDERGRIND! This is a more streamlined version of the band than we last heard them, which is fine by us. Fast, fast & faster grind attack!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $17.99

Pig Destroyer
Phantom Limb (mustard Yellow, Ltd 300) (reissue, W/ Download)
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Pay no mind to the sticker on the cover that says this is for fans of MASTODON, SLAYER, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, and so on. This album is for fans of disturbed grindcore. It sounds nothing like SLAYER; nothing like MASTODON. This is PIG DESTROYER's fourth full-length album, and it's quite a slab of pissed off, fast, hate-filled grindcore. Sure, they slow it down every once & a while, but only to kick it back into gear and shred your face off. This band is disgustingly good. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $17.99

Sanders, Pharoah
Karma (2016 Reissue)
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Impulse
Pharoah Sander's "Karma" is a 'must-own' jazz album. This album is probably the ultimate & best known "spiritual jazz' album besides "A Love Supreme" & Leon Thomas' chanting "The Creator has a Master Plan" might even be more infectious. This & any of the other 2016 Impulse LP reissues should almost be considered "jazz 101" intro titles. You can't go wrong with any of these.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $21.99

Various Artists
Desert Dances & Serpent Sermons (colored Vinyl W/ Book & Poster)
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Ajna
"Desert Dances & Serpents Sermons" was originally released on cassette by the Crepsculo Negro label in 2015. Now Ajna delivers absolutely beautiful CD & LP versions. Crepsculo Negro is a So Cal label that highlights Mexican/American black metal bands & all of these recordings were made at the Black Twilight Circle studio. This is one of those great comps that flows really well & listens more like a proper album than a bunch of random songs by different bands. As Always, Ajna has done an amazing job with the artwork. The vinyl version is beautiful with purple swirl vinyl & comes with a large booklet & poster. RECOMMENDED!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $15.99

Tortoise
Catastrophist
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Thrill Jockey
"The Catastrophist" is the first album in 7 years by the highly regarded CHICAGO group TORTOISE who have now been post-rocking for a 1/4 century. The biggest surprise on this album is easily the fact that there are vocals on a TORTOISE record for the first time ever. Slightly even more surprising is that one of the vocal tracks is a cover of the 1973 hit song "Rock On" by David Essex with singing provided by Todd Rittman of U.S. MAPLE. YO LA TENGO's Georgia Hubley sings on the dark ballad "Yonder Blue." TORTOISE have always dabbled with synths but those textures seem more prominent than ever on this one. All of the things that you hope to find on a TORTOISE record are here, insane drumming & bass playing, pastoral soundtrack vibes, forward-thinking arrangements & just all-around impeccable musicianship. What else can we say but WE VERY MUCH RECOMMEND THIS.
Available at: All Stores
New CD $13.99

Dakhma
Raze
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IFB
Doom-laced chaos from this Michigan band. The comparisons to CLOUD RAT are inevitable, but this band has a dash of black metal fury thrown in for good measure.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $12.99

Laser
Night Driver
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Forseen
Dreamy synth-pop from LISA LOBSINGER (BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE) & crew. Infectious!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $18.99

Coltrane, John
Love Supreme: Complete Masters (3lp) (w/ 20pg. Bk)
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Impulse
Reissue of one of the most legendary, amazing albums ever recorded. Coltrane's 'Love Supreme' belongs in every collection, & everyone should hear it at least once. Collected here is the original album along with session recordings, & Coltrane's reference masters, as well as a 20 pg. book with Coltrane's notes, rare images & an essay by Ashley Kahn.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $34.99

Coltrane, Alice
World Galaxy (2016 Reissue)
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Impulse
Reissue of the absolutely stunning 1971 album by Alice Coltrane "World Galaxy." Coltrane played piano, harp & organ on the session & along with her band she was backed up by a 16 piece string orchestra that really gives the album some incredible presence. This & any of the other 2016 Impulse LP reissues should almost be considered "jazz 101" intro titles. You can't go wrong with any of these.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $21.99

Harmonia
Musik Von Harmonia (2016 Reissue)
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Gronland
We very much appreciate the first legit reissues of the back catalog by one of the most important original krautrock groups, the mighty HARMONIA. The group featured members of NEU! & CLUSTER & collaborated with Brian Eno. Their albums seem to just get better with age & they still sound incredibly modern. Like most of their contemporaries in the 70's krautrock scene, HARMONIA made their recordings with synthesizers & drum boxes & if they did use native instruments like guitars, those would be heavily processed too. Despite all of the machines, HARMONIA's music comes across as incredibly human & optimistic, probably because they were all a bunch of stoned hippies. These are some of the best German records PERIOD from the 1970s so do yourself a favor & grab these classics before they go out of print again. AS RECOMMENDED AS THEY COME!!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $17.99

Harmonia
Deluxe (2016 Reissue)
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Gronland
We very much appreciate the first legit reissues of the back catalog by one of the most important original krautrock groups, the mighty HARMONIA. The group featured members of NEU! & CLUSTER & collaborated with Brian Eno. Their albums seem to just get better with age & they still sound incredibly modern. Like most of their contemporaries in the 70's krautrock scene, HARMONIA made their recordings with synthesizers & drum boxes & if they did use native instruments like guitars, those would be heavily processed too. Despite all of the machines, HARMONIA's music comes across as incredibly human & optimistic, probably because they were all a bunch of stoned hippies. These are some of the best German records PERIOD from the 1970s so do yourself a favor & grab these classics before they go out of print again. AS RECOMMENDED AS THEY COME!!!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $17.99

Porches
Pool (w/ Download)
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Domino
The easy listening of a dentist's office gets twisted & prodded, turned into something dark & danceable. Full of a sinister energy, a queasiness of slighty out of tune synths, POOL is a sensuous record that borrows heavily from 80s pop & dance tropes but always with the intent to take what's catchy & infectious & add a lingering discomfort.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $18.99

Rihanna
Anti (deluxe Edition, W/ Bonus Trks) (oversized)
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Universal
After several starts & stops, & even some complete scraps, RIHANNA's ANTI lives up to its name in many ways. Its certainly unexpected, lacking the kind of obvious radio hits that previous records have had. It does however feature some interesting, beautiful genre experiments, & some of the biggest names in Hip Hop & Pop music as guests, as well as the undeniable charisma & bad-assery that is Rihanna.
Available at: All Stores
New CD $16.99

Bloc Party
Hymns (2lp, Color Vinyl, W/ Bonus Trks) (w/ Download)
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Infectious
The pulsing dance floor sounds of BLOC PARTY's first records were intense sometimes claustrophobic, & while some of these elements remain, the departure of two founding members have left the main song writer Kele Okere fueling his new records with a desperation to make something pure. It's almost religious...
Available at: All Stores
New LP $24.99

Frozen Autumn
Time Is Just A Memory
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Dark Entries
Six-song collection of songs by this Italian darkwave/ dance duo spanning the years 1994-99. Think 4AD, Factory Records, etc. Chilly stuff on Dark Entries.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $15.99

Wolfsheim
Sparrows & The Nightingales
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Dark Entries
Classic, dark German synth-pop from 1991 gets a 12-inch backed with a burning remix on the flip.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $12.99

Skiffle Players
Skifflin' (ltd 1000)
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Spiritual Pajamas
Debut album from the SKIFFLE PLAYERS, who include CASS MCCOMBS, NEAL CASAL & FARMER DAVE SCHER in their ranks. Based on the title alone, you can tell this is folky Americana, but played by some of the best in the game.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $21.99

Aevangelist
Enthrall To The Void Of Bliss (w/ Download)
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20 Buck Spin
Ragged black-death with a trippy, psychedelic under- current that's sure to cause someone out there to have a seizure. Twisted stuff from AEVANGELIST!
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $18.99

Big Pun
Still Not A Player
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Get On Down
Two bangers from BIG PUN! B-side is a reworked version of the SNOOP/DRE classic "Deep Cover." Slammin'!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New 45 $10.99

Everly Brothers
Songs Of The Everly Brothers (2lp)
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Sundazed
Double-LP collection of songs recorded as publishing demos between 1956 & 1976! This collection of songs showcases the brothers nicely, as most tracks are only vocals & guitars. Brilliant stuff.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $34.99

K.m.d.
Black Bastards (2015 Reissue) (w/ Pop-up Gatefold)
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Metal Face
Sophomore album from KMD (which was MF DOOM before he was MF DOOM alongside his brother SUBROC) that was shelved by Elektra & later saw underground success due to its brilliance (of course). 2015 reissue of this fresh album looks amazing with a pop-up gate- fold sleeve! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $26.99

Tuamie
Masta Killa
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Grand Garden
Perhaps you remember TUAMIE from HOUSE SHOES' "Gift" series? Several of these tracks were featured on the Gift release, but this LP is a full reissue of the cassette-only "Masta Killa" album. Great stuff from this Virginia producer.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $14.99

Ras G
El Aylien Tapes Part I & Ii (w/ Download)
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Leaving
First time on vinyl for these RAS G beat tapes. Deep stuff for fans of FLYING LOTUS, SHABAZZ PALACES (sans rapping), etc.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $17.99

Witchcraft
Nucleus
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Nuclear Blast
2015 album from WITCHCRAFT is SABBATH-worship of the highest order (you know what we mean). Beautiful production lets those riffs shine bright.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $31.99

Bloodiest
Bloodiest (color Vinyl) (w/ Download)
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FINALLY a follow-up to 2011's excellent "Descent" from Chicago's BLOODIEST! Though their membership fluxuates, there's six people listed on the back cover who are responsible for their brooding, hypnotic post-metal Think, KILLING JOKE, SWANS or your typical, every- day misery. RECOMMENDED!!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $17.99

Telepath (virtual Dreams Plaza)
Dream Love (w/download)
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PLUS100
Brand new slab of ambient/drone from TELEPATH'S VIRTUAL DREAMS PLAZA alias. This isn't your average tape- From your friends at PLUS100- this tape may improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level, and decrease nervousness. Restores positive energy to the mind and body. HOW TO USE: FOR SLEEP: Play album on a loop. Sleep cycles are approximately 90 minutes long, so each phase of sleep will be affected by the drones. FOR LUCID DREAM: Sleep for 6 hours. Get up out of bed for 5 minutes. Select and play a single track on loop. Go back to sleep. FOR RELAXATION: Play songs for as long as you like. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
NCS $9.99

Telepath
Your Love/eternal Love (2xcs) (w/download)
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PLUS100
WOW! Our friends at PLUS100 have brought us an amazing package of two 2015 TELEPATH releases- Your Love & Eternal Love. For those of you not familiar with TELEPATH- each release is essentially a HEAVILY edited mixtape of Japanese Soul/Funk/Disco tunes submerged under VHS, waves of timed delays, slushy phaser, and heavy bass. TELEPATH's edits have an extremely dream- like effect on the listener- many folks have reported OOB experiences and self-realizations to his unique compositions. One could simply lump him in with other "vaporwave" producers, but would be missing the point. These tunes go far beyond a "remix" and enter psychidellic territory- who cares about what genre this belongs in? TELEPATH's music takes the listener to another level. We are very proud to be able to stock these, they are limited and won't last long so don't sleep on these! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
NCS $16.99

Clipper, Conrad
Cycle Of Liminal Rites (w/download)
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Love Lion
Reckless affiliated label LOVE LION brings us another home run in 2016- CARETAKER fans take note! CONRAD CLIPPER is the pseudonym of a mysterious composer/multi-instrumentalist dwelling in/around Berlin, London, and the French Alps. His debut record is a beautiful smattering of upright and prepared piano that has been processed through a multitude of tape recorders. These recordings were then played out of speakers and "re-amped"- in an abandoned mental asylum! Clipper is self-taught, scoring parts for other musicians based on color prisms and explains his record as a way to make peace with people he's lost. Fans of haunted 20th century classical and the ERASED TAPES label will love this slab of decaying minimalism as much as we do. Highest possible recommendation!
Available at: All Stores
NCS $4.99

Leverett, Chico
Solid Sender (tamla Sleeve) I'll Never Love Again
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Third Man
Third Man reissues of these legendary Tamla singles for all to enjoy in 2015!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New 45 $4.99