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Zero 7

7x7

    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2018 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

    Zero 7’s debut album in 2001: ‘Simple Things’ sold over a million copies and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and the band as 'Best Newcomer' at the Brit Awards. This was followed in 2004 by ‘When It Falls’ & their third album ‘The Garden’ was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2006. Two further albums ‘Yeah Ghost’ (2009) and a best of ‘Record’ (2010) completed their time with Atlantic Records. For Record Store Day 2018 they are launching an exclusive collectors 7” box set. The package contains seven 7”s, containing 14 tracks picked by the band & features singers such as Sia, Sophie Barker, Mozez, José González and Martha Tilston. 4 tracks are taken from ‘Simple Things’: ‘Destiny’, ‘In The Waiting Line’, ‘Distractions’ & ‘I Have Seen’. 3 from ‘When It Falls’: ‘Home’, ‘In Time’ & ‘Somersault’ (split across 2 sides). Another 4 from ‘The Garden’: ‘Futures’, & ‘Today’, ‘The Pageant Of The Bizarre' & the instrumental b-side ‘Dreaming’. The final 2 come from ‘Yeah Ghost’: ‘Swing' & ‘Pop Art Blue’. Packaging wise – the artwork will be made by the bands’ original design collaborator – Julian House, director of creative agency ‘Intro’, using elements & samples from their iconic ‘Simple Things’ album artwork. The sleeves will also be colour coded & placed into a cruciform overwrap sleeve with heavyweight vinyl. This is the 1st time some of these tracks have be made available on 7” vinyl. Side A. Destiny Side B. In The Waiting Line Side C. Distractions Side D. I Have Seen Side E. Home Side F. In Time Side G. Somersault Part 1 Side H. Somersault Part 2 Side I. Futures Side J. Pageant Of The Bizarre Side K. Today Side L. Dreaming Side M. Swing Side N. Pop Art Blue Blue (ft. Martha Tilston)

    For over a decade, Nika Roza Danilova has been recording music as Zola Jesus. She’s been on Sacred Bones Records for most of that time, and Okovi marks her reunion with the label.

    Fittingly, the 11 electronics-driven songs on Okovi share musical DNA with her early work on Sacred Bones. The music was written in pure catharsis, and as a result, the sonics are heavy, dark, and exploratory. In addition to the contributions of Danilova’s longtime live bandmate Alex DeGroot, producer/musician WIFE, cellist/noise-maker Shannon Kennedy from Pedestrian Deposit, and percussionist Ted Byrnes all helped build Okovi’s textural universe.

    With Okovi, Zola Jesus has crafted a profound meditation on loss and reconciliation that stands tall alongside the major works of its genre. The album peaks of tragedy with great wisdom and clarity. Its songs plumb dark depths, but they reflect light as well.

    ARTIST STATEMENT:

    Last year, I moved back to the woods in Wisconsin where I was raised. I built a little house just steps away from where my dilapidated childhood tree fort is slowly recombining into earth. Okovi was fed by this return to roots and several very personal traumas.

    While writing Okovi, I endured people very close to me trying to die, and others trying desperately not to. Meanwhile, I was fighting through a haze so thick I wasn’t sure I’d find my way to the other side. Death, in all of its masks, has been encircling everyone I love, and with it the questions of legacy, worth, and will.

    Okovi is a Slavic word for shackles. We’re all shackled to something—to life, to death, to bodies, to minds, to illness, to people, to birthright, to duty. Each of us born with a unique debt, and we have until we die to pay it back. Without this cost, what gives us the right to live? And moreover, what gives us the right to die? Are we really even free to choose?

    This album is a deeply personal snapshot of loss, reconciliation, and a sympathy for the chains that keep us all grounded to the unforgiving laws of nature. To bring it to life, I decided to enlist the help of Alex DeGroot, who has been the only constant in my live band and helped mix the Stridulum EP back in 2010. It will be released on Sacred Bones, the closest group of people I’ll ever have to blood-bound family.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Coloured LP Info: Rust coloured vinyl.

    Zola Jesus

    Okovi: Additions

      Zola Jesus’ Okovi: Additions lp offers a new angle on her 2017 album, Okovi. The collection pairs four previously unreleased songs from the Okovi sessions with four remixes by a diverse cast of artists.

      Johnny Jewel turns “Ash to Bone” into a late-night cinematic torch song, Tri Angle Records composer Katie Gately’s “Siphon” is a dark choir of warping angels, black metal band Wolves in the Throne Room’s take on “Exhumed” makes the pounding industrial anthem even denser and heavier, and Toronto producer Joanne Pollock (formerly one half of Poemss with Venetian Snares’ Aaron Funk) makes “Soak” feel like an aching classical standard— until it starts warping in on itself and goes somewhere else entirely.

      The songs on Additions traverse a vast amount of sonic ground, but taken together, they cohere remarkably well as an album, all while serving to enrich the experience of Okovi.

      “These four new songs were intended to be on Okovi,” Nika Roza Danilova explains. “Each of them represents a snapshot of my journey in making the record, and are just as precious to me as the songs that made it onto the final track listing. The remixes are beloved in their own way, as most were born from organic circumstances, and have drawn the original songs into completely new atmospheres.”

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Coloured LP Info: Grey and black starburst vinyl.

      “Seven yers ago, it was winter break at university in Madison, Wisconsin. There was a snowstorm that covered the city with a still white haze. Not a single person in the streets. I was sitting on my bed with a cheap keyboard and a computer, screaming into the void. I barely remember writing the songs. It was a chaotic point in my life. I had no time to think about process or intent. It was a purge. I do remember taking a break from recording, bundling up, and walking through the barren streets while listening to the demos I’d made. The world, at once, felt clear. After writing and producing what would become the Stridulum EP, I contacted a new friend, Alex DeGroot, to come over and record my vocals. He was studying audio engineering and had more knowledge and gear than I could dream of. He helped mix Stridulum, too, because all I had was a pair of headphones. (Since then, Alex has stuck by me, as a live bandmate, technical director, co-producer, mixer, and engineer.) These songs were a huge leap of faith back then. It was my first time singing without layers of distortion, echo, and reverb. It was the first time I peeled back the layers to find out what was at the core. I’m still on that path today, seeing how far I can push myself into unknown places, whether through clarification or destruction. It’s like Stridulum’s still here with me, underneath it all. Still, it’s surreal to think that this record, made by a 19-year-old girl sitting on a bed in a freezing old house in Madison, would make its way into strangers’ ears seven years later.”

      -Nika Roza Danilova, June 2017

      Collects the early Zola Jesus EPs Stridulum and Valusia in a single volume for the first time.


      Sacred Bones present "The Spoils" from Zola Jesus. Hailing from the unsuspecting locale of Madison, WI, Zola Jesus—the alter ego of Nika Roza Danilova—occupy a sphere of sparse industrial rhythms, no-fi drones, and ethereal femme vocals. Those who have seen her handful of live shows, heard her WFMU set, or caught any of the acclaimed, sought after, and now mostly out of print releases on Die Stasi or Troubleman Unlimited already know. For those uninitiated "The Spoils" may be the most fully realized representation of her sound. Zola Jesus have two previous releases on Sacred Bones, the "Souer Sewer" single and a limited CD of a live performance from WNYU.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Coloured LP Info: Smoke coloured vinyl.

      CD Info: The CD contains the entire "Soeur Sewer" 7" as well as the three songs from the Die Stasi single.

      Zac Keiller

      For The Soul

        Zac Keiller is an Australian musician discovering new and unique sonic textures from one of the most overused and unimaginatively approached instruments in Western music: The guitar. The majority of his previous releases saw him working with ambient textures or electroacoustic improvisation. Whilst more recent efforts have seen him limiting the use of pedals, attempting to find a kind of transcendence through stark purity of tone.

        His new album for Aurora Borealis: For The Soul has been four years in the making, and a culmination of over 18 years of guitar exploration. A work of rawness and purity. The pickups hum and the blemishes become the highlights with Keiller using the entire guitar, attempting to make it breathe with no smoothing out of the rough edges or slick over processing.

        The compositions vary and grow to tell stories and create moods, with an atmosphere in parts epic wall of sound, while at others minimal and sublime. The term “drum-less, ambient post rock” has been an occasional descriptor. This is an emotive collection, a river of sound for the soul.”


        FORMAT INFORMATION

        2xLP Info: Very limited vinyl.

        The original orchestral / electronic score from Karel Kachyna’s 1976 Czech film adaptation of Hans C. Anderson’s ‘The Little Mermaid’, composed by Zdenek Liska (‘The Cremator’ / ‘Fruits of Paradise’) featuring Lenka Korinkova.

        Liska's legacy in the history of European cinema is huge in volume but relatively modest in its celebrity. Having already composed nine scores for Kachyna’s films to add to his 1976 filmography of 150 completed soundtracks. One of the most idiosyncratic and haunting undiscovered scores in the annals of European cinematic history, Liska’s forward thinking score has all the hallmarks of a Broadcast record, some 20 years before the band first committed sound to vinyl. Much like the previous critically acclaimed Finders Keepers firsts ("Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders" and "Daisies") this soundtrack is available for the first time ever.

        Beautifully remastered from the original mastertapes with the full cooperation of the seminal Barrandov studios in Prague. Featuring extensive liner notes on the film, score and Czech film industry from Andy Votel.


        Zara McFarlane

        More Than Mine / Lions Of Chiaroscuro

          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

          Brownswood Recordings is proud to present a limited edition 7” single by Zara McFarlane in celebration of Record Store Day 2012.

          The record features the track ‘More than Mine’ (taken from her critically acclaimed album “Until Tomorrow”). The flip ‘Lions of Chiaroscuro’ a mash up of Steve Reid’s classic ‘Lions of Judah’ and Zara’s ‘Chiaroscuro’, as recreated by futuristic jazztronica act Emanative for Gilles Peterson’s charity The Steve Reid Foundation which aims to assist ailing musicians.

          Originally from Dagenham, Zara has been making waves in the UK jazz scene in recent years, having collaborated with numerous distinguished artists including Denys Baptiste and Orphy Robinson. In 2006 she featured on the Jazz Jamaica All Stars’ album ‘Motor City Roots’, which further asserted her status as a poised, versatile and elegant songstress. In 2011 Zara released her debut album ‘Until Tomorrow’, a collection of original songs composed over the course of a decade. Backed by a band of esteemed musicians including pianist Peter Edwards, double bassist Nick Walsh and saxophonist Binker Golding, Zara has developed a mature and replete album of confident and personal songs. Citing Nina Simone as a major influence on her music, Zara’s music can be found nestled between Erykah Badu and Diana Reeves, whilst maintaining her own original sound.

          ‘More Than Mine’ begins with Peter Edwards’ brooding piano, soon joined by Zara, who conjures a dejected image of herself, as she compares herself to another woman. As the song develops, Zara’s graceful vocals subside and Edwards’ understated and soothing piano is joined by Binker Golding’s tenor saxophone. The rousing melee of brass seems to buoy Zara, and a renewed confidence ensues as she begins to mock her rival, turning the song from one of lament, to one of celebration.

          The B side of the single ‘Lions of Chiaroscuro’ begins with Zara’s soft vocals and is soon carried by animated organ riffs and Nick Woodmansey’s untamed drumming – doing justice to Reid’s original work. As trumpet - by Ahmed Abdullah (the composer of the track who also played on the original version), is introduced and actuated by the organ, adding to the verve of the song, all held together by Zara’s vocals. Produced by Emanative, this track is exclusive to this 7” and is as much an experiment in sound as it is an ode to Steve Reid, who continues to inspire a new generation of Jazz musicians.

          Proceeds from the sale of this 7” will be donated to the Steve Reid Foundation.

          Limited to 150 copies for the UK and Eire.

          Tracing the musical heritage of the Caribbean, Zara McFarlane explores her interconnected vision of the diaspora.

          On Arise , Zara McFarlane returns to a buoyant UK jazz scene with a head-turning third album. Exploring the musical possibilities of British-Jamaican identity, it’s a cultural exchange that’s born of London’s current musical climate. Released on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings, it sees her working with much-feted drummer and producer Moses Boyd. Both rose through London’s Tomorrow’s Warriors programme, a finishing school for many young vanguards of the live, ascendant jazz scene springing up across the UK capital. Sharing Caribbean family heritages, it’s a product of their joint exploration of the meeting points between jazz and the rhythms of Jamaica; reggae, Kumina, calypso and nyabinghi, shaded with hints of the psychedelic.

          Zara’s breakthrough 2012 track, a jazz cover of Junior Murvin’s ‘Police and Thieves’, provided a jumping off point to further explore the blurred, colourful territory in between jazz and roots-reggae. Covering Nora Dean’s ‘Peace Begins Within’, she breathes a syncopated groove into a soulful, reggae classic. A beautifully poised version of the Congos’ Fisherman teases out the poignant lyrical content of the 1977 classic. Meanwhile new, original compositions from Zara, like ‘Fussin' and Fightin’’ and ‘Freedom Chain’, combine a deep, reverberating bass with a steady-stepping roots rhythm. Album opener ‘Ode To Kumina’ touches on the kumina tradition brought to Jamaica by indentured labourers from The Congo in the later part of the 19th Century. Part of Zara’s deeper research into her Caribbean heritage, it alludes to a deep-rooted culture encompassing music, dance and religion.

          Similarly, ‘Silhouette’ arose from that same research; in this case, however, it was about how records and documents often get lost in Jamaica. “It kind of came out of the idea of black history and blackness and feeling like you're trying to find yourself,” she explains. “Trying to be proud of your history and who you are. And never forgetting the things that brought you to where you are.” Alongside drummer Moses Boyd on production, the album features a stellar line up of some of the key players on the London scene Binker Golding on tenor sax, Peter Edwards on piano, Shirley Tetteh on guitar, Nathaniel Cross on Trombone and an unusually restrained turn on Clarinet from Shabaka Hutchings. Shared between all of them is a tendency to find the common points between different musical ilks: from US hard bop jazz, to dub and London-rooted hybrids and permutations, the band on Arise reflect the musical diversity of their home. Boosted by new platforms, like East London showcase Church of Sound and a newly-refreshed Jazz Café, the record surfs the momentum currently propelling jazz-influenced music in the UK.

          For Zara, Jamaica’s musical legacy is deeply intertwined with her sense of the place itself. Spending whole summers in the hills of Jamaica, it’s the sounds and smells which she most vividly associates with her stays there. In particular the local sound systems which were an everyday feature of the local area; be it in shops or bars, each of the small local shacks would have a sound system where they’d play music through the day and evening.

          “From where my nan used to live, in Cauldwell there's a sound system almost opposite her house,” she says. “So you feel this boom of the bass, and then all the smells of the hills and the greenery of Hanover. When you land in Jamaica and you go to walk off of the plane, the heat and the smells hit you and it feels like home away from home for me. When I hear Jamaican music, these are the senses that come.”

          Zara McFarlane

          Peace Begins Within

            Following the release of her much-lauded third album Arise, Zara McFarlane announces new single ‘Peace Begins Within’. Exploring the musical possibilities of her British-Jamaican identity, it’s seen her – backed by some of London’s best and brightest musicians – bridging the lines between soulful roots reggae and inclusive, open-ended UK jazz.

            The track is a cover of Nora Dean, a Jamaica-born vocalist who put her name to a spate of sweetly-sung roots and lovers rock in the ‘70s and ‘80s. With Zara putting her spin on the 1971 original, the format of the single nods to that heritage: with a dinked centre (requiring adapter), it also comes backed with a reggae version on the b-side. Tracing the musical heritage of the Caribbean, it’s another side to her interconnected vision of the diaspora.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Millie says: Zara McFarlane’s amazing single ‘Peace Begins Within’ is a masterpiece of jazz essence matched with reggae influenced notes. Unique and soulful, it’s a beautiful song as is the rest of her full album, Arise.

            For her second album, "Melting Pot", UK jazz pianist Zoe Rahman is joined by Gene Calderazzo on drums and Oli Hayhurst on double bass. The trio bring us a fantastic set of contemporary instrumentals that showcase an upbeat, rhythmic style reminiscent of South Africa's Abdullah Ibrahim. Rahman also plays several tracks solo with inspirational ease. Described in The Observer newspaper as 'one of the finest young pianists in Europe', Rahman has firmly established herself as one of the brightest stars on contemporary jazz scene. This album has been hailed as 'one of the most distinctive piano trio albums' (Jazzwise magazine), a 'fantastic new album' (Courtney Pine, BBC Radio 2) and has also just received a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize awards. An essential album for tru jazz heads!

            Za Talent (Jonny Nash & Suzanne Kraft)

            Za Talent

            Za Talent is a fresh alias from regular collaborators Jonny Nash and Suzanne Kraft. While their previous outings were unashamedly ambient and horizontal in nature, this 12" for Animals Dancing is deliciously dancefloor-focused - even if there trademark rich chords and glassy-eyed electronics do feature prominently. On the A you'll find "Telex", a quirky chunk of laidback electro smothered in fax machine electronics, bubbly melodies and punchy drum machine hits. Flip for "The Whale", where intergalactic police sirens weave in and out of spacey electro motifs, gently pulsing electronics and a rhythm track that can't decide whether it's broken, jazzy or just plain weird. It is, though, really rather good.

            Zabrinski

            Screen Memories

            Psychedelic tinged, electonica / pop from this hotly tipped young Welsh band. Hints of Gorkys, Spiritualized and Super Furry Animals in their mellower moments!

            Zagittarius

            1984 Trax EP

              TRACKSIDE unearths more precious gems direct from the lost tapes of the mysterious ZAGITTARIUS. These are guaranteed authentic finds that were thought to be gone forever. One-side limited edition pressing

              "People of the Dawn" is the debut album from Spencer Zahn - a bassist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. He has spent the last several years as an in-demand sideman and collaborator, touring and recording with artists from across a wide musical spectrum. While traveling as a bassist and keyboard player, Zahn started recording synthesizer experiments in his off time. These experiments - musical snapshots of cities all over the world - became the foundation of "People of the Dawn", an album that seeks to merge the chaotic wisdom of jazz improvisation with the warm pulse of electronica.

              "People of the Dawn" sees Zahn step away from the stage and into the studio with his own boundary pushing ideas. The record centers around the bass as a sound and instrument of melodic expression. Using the bass as an anchor for spectral synth textures, Zahn weaves the acoustic and electronic together. Throughout the record there's a dialogue between experimental electronics and contemporary jazz motifs that feels like uncharted territory. The result is a strange new map that casts Zahn as both cartographer and explorer of the sound. "...Dawn" was recorded in Brooklyn in collaboration with producer Dave Harrington, virtuoso guitarist and member of electronic duo, Darkside. The album features Zahn in conversation with Harrington’s electronic processing, manipulating acoustic instruments in real-time, the two longtime collaborators searching for, and creating, new forms for improvising. "People of the Dawn" was made in the spirit of a jazz album with the tools of contemporary electronic music.


              Zaire Black & June 22

              Life, Work It Out

              Brighton's cool Puma Strut label brings us this mellow hip hop tune (vocal and instrumental mixes) from this Californian based crew. Fresh rhymes, fresh beats and cuts by Westafa.

              After 10 successful albums, drawing together a veritable who's-who of Hungarian progressive and psychedelic rock and utilizing some of the toughest dancefloor friendly metronomic drum breaks and a hard funk-rock sound years ahead of their Western European counterparts, the decline of communism in Hungary paved the way for the widespread availability of Western music, literature and cinema. English and American music predictably infiltrated Hungarian culture overnight and the young record buying public began to turn their backs on home grown music and many faithful Eastern European artists like Sarolta Zalatnay were demoted to mum and dad's record shelf like musical photo albums. She remains on the shelf no longer though, as Finders Keepers get their fingers dusty from crate digging to bring us this compendium of Zalatnay's best work.

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              LP Info: Gatefold sleeve album.

              Sonor's aquatic library trilogy continues with maestro Bruno Zambrino's soundtrack for Nestore Ungaro's 1970 TV series "Racconti Di Mare". A highpoint of Italy's underwater insanity, this library gem is a total trip, boasting crazy psychedelia, killer drum breaks, oceanic bossa and huge underwater moods. The loungy atmospheres remind of sea trips nostalgia with the flowing sweet scat vocals broken by the spaced-out Underwater marine vibes. Unmissable Italian OST! 

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              Ltd LP Info: Limited edition of 500 copies on 180 gram vinyl + bonus CD including the complete STEREO recording session plus the full unreleased MONO RCA version. Hard cardboard quality sleeve replica of the original.

              Danny Zamir

              Satlah

              An astounding young alto saxophonist / composer from Israel who plays with a passion, command and mastery unheard of in a musician of only nineteen.

              Debut album from founder of The Books.

              Sprouting from the same mind that created the Books – one of the most acclaimed and innovative groups of the past decade – Zammuto marks a deep reinvention of the highly detailed, genre-defying spirit that made seminal albums such as 'The Lemon of Pink' and 'The Way Out' possible. Given the Books’ success as an experimental collage-pop project, founder and namesake Nick Zammuto could have comfortably extended that thread.Instead he has given us a record that is progressive and forward-looking, intense and driven, with hugely varied rhythms and melodies. The whispered, folksy vocals that became a trademark of the Books are for the most part shed in favor of an uncharacteristically confident, soaring delivery, often fueled by a wide array of vocal effects.

              The result is a man-machine sensitivity that ultimately enhances the songs’ emotional intensity. With dense and beautiful string arrangements by Gene Back (the Books) and brain-warping drum performances by Sean Dixon, the radical and varied sound of Zammuto leaps out of speakers with a searing directness.

              Nick Zammuto lives and works in the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont, where he writes, records, mixes and masters his records in a small tractor garage converted into a studio. Just yards away from his studio is his house, which he designed and built himself, and large gardens where he and his wife manage to grow most of their own food for their three sons. This self-sufficiency and constant drawing of inspiration from his surroundings is synonymous with his musical vision; a statement about returning to a life in balance, while at the same time pushing the capacity of cutting-edge music technology to extend human emotion, rather than suppress it. Making music that sounds and feels like no one else is nothing new for Zammuto, but making music that doesn’t even sound like his own past is a whole other impressive feat in itself.


              Zanagoria

              Insight Modulation

                Originally released on the Gemelli label in 1972, this ultra rare Italian library gem has remained unearthed practically since its original release, being only known in hardcore collectors circles.

                The amazing electronic sounds in the grooves of this first ever vinyl reissue will carry you to a world of experimental sounds ruled under the laws of Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan, Ron Geesin, Gill Melle or the Forbidden Planet OST by Louis & Bebe Barron. Little is known on who was behind the project. It is said to be a studio project by organist and composer Giorgio Carnini, who also recorded other material for Gemelli. Electro-acoustic soundscapes featuring treated voices and sound fx and dark jazzy grooves. It is featured on page 73 of Johnny Trunk's excellent book “The Music Library”.


                FORMAT INFORMATION

                Ltd LP Info: Ultra limited edition from the original master tapes of ONLY 500 copies on a nicely front laminated cover w/backflaps.

                Al Zanders & Sheyi

                Get It Together

                Al Zanders keeps us tight around the trousers with another plump selection of bulging house goodness - delivered via his own A To Z label!! Apparently born out a chance meeting with Phil Asher at Notting Hill Records & Tape Exchange (who promptly loaded him up with a bucket load of West London house music...), and teaming up this time with vocalist Sheyi for a one-off foray into broken beat territory. Record opener, "Get It Together" possesses all the spark and flair of a lost BITA nugget with its gliding keys, tight syncopation and moody approach. "Satisfy" is equally moody, with Sheyi laying down a poised lyrical smattering over a skeletal electronic canvas. Powerful and smoldering, yet accessible and with mainstream appeal, I could easily see this gaining momentum through chart plays and spotify and could easily be your big money hit at the next Cholrton bar disco....Finally, Al gives us a tasty AF dub of the lead, in true W11 stylee. Specifically made for IG Culture's radio show it closes off the EP in fine form.


                Zanov

                In Course Of Time

                  Under the alias of Zanov we find the works of French electronic pioneer Pierre Salkazanov, who had started playing guitar in the 1960s in a Shadows styled band, Les Ambassadors. Instrumental rock was not enough for Salkazanov, he was always looking for evolution, so when a meeting with French synth player Serge Ramses (of "Secret" fame) got him into the world of synthesizers he just dived deep into the bourgeoning world of electronic music. He got himself a VCS3 and started producing works into a 4-track Teac tape machine. French music was at its best, it was the time of Jean Michel Jarre, Didier Bocquet, Richard Pinhas and Heldon, Alain Meunier... Even Gong's Tim Blake was living in France at that time. And so Zanov soon caught the attention of Polydor, who released his first two LPs Green Ray in 1976 and Moebius 256 301 in 1977. In Course Of Time, his third LP was originally issued in Canada in 1982 and in France in 1983, although it contains works that he had began working in 1979. The material was originally shelved due to legal matters, although he continued to add some changes even after that. The Canadian edition came out in Les Disques Solaris, a recently created label that wanted to specialise in "cosmic" music. Zanov used the same equipment he had used on Moebius 256 301, albeit this time he gave more use to the RMI Harmonic Synthesizer. Zanov's three albums met with unanimous critical acclaim for the sound quality as well as for the originality of this very personal universe. Zanov's third LP was released in 1982 in Canada on Les disques Solaris and in 1983 in France on Ondes. The distributor found a small stock of unplayed copies of the French Ondes release which we are now offering for a limited time while they last in a strict first come / first served orders policy. This is not a reissue, it is the original 1983 French edition on Ondes.Please note that these are MINT UNPLAYED VINYL copies, but they have been laying around in warehouses for long time so sleeves show the pass of time (some yellowing mainly, not bigger problems).

                  Zanov

                  Moebius

                    Under the alias of Zanov we find the works of French electronic pioneer Pierre Salkazanov, who had started playing guitar in the 1960s in a Shadows styled band, Les Ambassadors. Instrumental rock was not enough for Salkazanov, he was always looking for evolution, so when a meeting with French synth player Serge Ramses (of "Secret" fame) got him into the world of synthesizers he just dived deep into the bourgeoning world of electronic music. He got himself an EMS VCS3 and started producing works into a 4-track Teac tape machine. French music was at its best, it was the time of Jean Michel Jarre, Didier Bocquet, Richard Pinhas and Heldon, Alain Meunier... Even Gong's Tim Blake was living in France at that time. By the time of his second LP, Moebius 256 301, issued also on Polydor in 1977, Zanov had already gathered a small collection of gear, including an ARP 2600 and an ARP sequencer, his old VCS3, an RMI Harmonic and a PS 3300. Again under the influence of both first and second generation of Berlin school musicians the LP will appeal to fans of Klaus Schulze or Tangerine Dream, but they will also find a big deal of Zanov's own personal sound on it, since as the musician himself reckons he had little contact with other peers of his generation, so besides a general love for the electronic gear used and the sounds you could make out of them the creative ideas behind his works were all his own. On his second album a richer sound is found, not only due to the use of the new gear, since some of its tracks where recorded using only his old EMS, but also due to his won experience after having taken his works to the life stages in the Golf Drouot boite, the Lase Olympia venue (on the basement of the famous Olympia), the Paris Planetarium or those for planned one month tour (of which in the end only four dates were accomplished). Zanov's three albums met with unanimous critical acclaim for the sound quality as well as for the originality of this very personal universe. We offer the first ever vinyl reissue of Zanov's Moebius 256 301 under license from Pierre Salkazanov himself and with his cooperation, in a limited edition of 500 copies that reproduce its original artwork, come with remastered sound and an 8 page insert with liner notes and photos courtesy of www.audionautas.com plus one bonus 7" with previously unreleased on vinyl format material.

                    Zanzibar Chanel

                    Big Bone Bitch - Inc. Bell Towers Remix

                    Zac and Louis are back as Zanzibar Chanel, inaugurating the slightly obscene Pig Sweat imprint with the fresh dancefloor pressure of "Killer", unreleased classic "Big Bone Bitch" and a whacked out edit offered by fellow ex-Melbournite Bell Towers. After a hallucinatory snatch of Peppa Pig, our hosts get down to business, working 8-bit sequences into a basement weapon par excellence. The funk of the 'jazz club' is all but forgotton as ZC pay homage to Prescription classics on a cheap and trashy studio set up. Drifting, swelling pads almost to lift us up to the heavens, but the scuzzy aethetic keeps things down low and dirty. Switching to the flip, ZC treat us to the first vinyl outing of their slamming, stomping, voguing classic "Big Bone Bitch". Giving NYC's Ballroom scene and Chi-Town's Dance Mania catalogue a fresh and modern twist, the crew top a squelching b-line and rattling drum groove with some life affirming, sleazy and totally ridiculous lyrics - it's one hell of a party. Bell Towers drops by on the B2 to treat us to his interpretation of their Gok Wan groover, laying down a Fingers Inc-inspired backing before sending those vocals through the chopper - did I mention it was party time?

                    Attempt to find a convenient musical pigeon-hole for Zapatilla and you'll find him slipping from your grasp and zig-zagging in unexpected yet compelling directions.

                    His transcendent debut EP comprises two ambitious, shapeshifting tracks. Initially, opener Crumbling Down suggests a dance-floor focused blueprint, before its arrangement of percussion and classical instruments come into focus around the 3 minute mark, the result is a steadfastly organic and emotional opus.

                    Its sister track Thumb Piano is a more abstract affair, with its eclectic instrumentation anchored to a palette of synths and electronica.

                    Via his world travels and collaborations with numerous artists, Zapatilla has accrued a wealth of experience, influences and a stock pile of varied and unusual instruments. It's a varied CV and includes his role as bass player in the acclaimed Owiny Sigoma Band and, along with Tom Skinner, composing the score for Swedish Film 'The Real Estate' a nominee for Best Film at this year's Berlin Film Festival.

                    This hybrid of influences has resulted in a spine-tingling alchemy that on paper shouldn't work. But Zapatilla's natural instinct for melody, innovative arrangements and musical ability, make this one of the most musically adept and intriguing artists set to emerge this year.

                    Frank Zappa

                    Joe's Garage

                      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2016 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                      The title track from an album described by Rolling Stone as “Frank Zappa’s Apocalypse Now”, ‘Joe’s Garage’ was one of Zappa’s most popular tracks on American FM Radio. B-side and album opener ‘The Central Scrutinizer’ introduced the narrator of the rock opera storyline, while the A-side begins the epic story of ‘Joe’, who forms a garage rock band and heads off on an epic journey into the music industry as the government criminalizes music. Stripped of the special effects of the album cut, the single version here could only be found previously on the best of Zappa compilation ‘Strictly Commercial’. It’s reissued for Record Store Day 2016 in a limited green marble-effect vinyl format.

                      Frank Zappa

                      My Guitar / Dog Breath

                        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2016 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                        What would Record Store Day be without a Frank Zappa release? The good news is that this year there are two on offer and Frank’s third Record Store Day outing in three years originally hails from 1969. Its A-side, ‘My Guitar’, is a more radio-friendly, less controversially-named version of the Mothers Of Invention’s 1970 classic ‘My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama” from ‘Weasels Ripped My Flesh’. Remastered from original mono mix reels, this limited, numbered Record Store Day 2016 title is available on coloured vinyl and comes in an authentic replica cover with original B-side ‘Dog Breath'. 

                        Frank Zappa

                        Absolutely Free

                          This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention’s 1967 album ABSOLUTELY FREE. To celebrate this occasion the Zappa Family Trust will release an expanded vinyl-exclusive edition of ABSOLUTELY FREE on September 29.

                          This double 180 gram LP version will include the original record mastered by Bernie Grundman & cut directly from the original analog master tapes, plus a laser-etched additional disc including 20 minutes of bonus material from the Vault. The package features Frank Zappa’s original layout & libretto.


                          Frank Zappa

                          Cruising With Ruben & The Jets

                            "Frank Zappa loved '50s doo wop music. He grew up with it, collected it, and it was the first kind of pop music he wrote (like "Memories of El Monte," recorded by the Penguins in 1962). Cruising With Ruben & the Jets, the Mothers of Invention's fourth LP, is a collection of such music, all Zappa originals (some co-written with MOI singer Ray Collins). To the unexperienced, songs like "Cheap Thrills," "Deseri," and "Jelly Roll Gum Drop" can sound like an average doo wop song. A closer look reveals unusual chord sequences, Stravinsky quotes, and hilariously moronic lyrics -- all that wrapped in four-way harmony vocals and linear piano triplets. A handful of songs from the group's 1966 debut, Freak Out, were rearranged ("How Could I Be Such a Fool" and "Anyway the Wind Blows" give the weirdest results), old material predating the Mothers was recycled ("Fountain of Love"), "Love of My Life," and "You Didn't Try to Call Me" became live staples." - All Music.

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            LP Info: Repressed on 180g vinyl.

                            LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                            Frank Zappa

                            Weasels Ripped My Flesh

                              "A fascinating collection of mostly instrumental live and studio material recorded by the original Mothers of Invention, complete with horn section, from 1967-1969, Weasels Ripped My Flesh segues unpredictably between arty experimentation and traditional song structures. Highlights of the former category include the classical avant-garde elements of "Didja Get Any Onya," which blends odd rhythmic accents and time signatures with dissonance and wordless vocal noises; these pop up again in "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Sexually Aroused Gas Mask" and "Toads of the Short Forest." The latter and "The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue" also show Frank Zappa's willingness to embrace the avant-garde jazz of the period. Yet, interspersed are straightforward tunes like a cover of Little Richard's "Directly From My Heart to You," with great violin from Don "Sugarcane" Harris; the stinging Zappa-sung rocker "My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama," and "Oh No," a familiar Broadway-esque Zappa melody (it turned up on Lumpy Gravy) fitted with lyrics and sung by Ray Collins. Thus, Weasels can make for difficult, incoherent listening, especially at first. But there is a certain logic behind the band's accomplished genre-bending and Zappa's gleefully abrupt veering between musical extremes; without pretension, Zappa blurs the normally sharp line between intellectual concept music and the visceral immediacy of rock and R&B. Zappa's anything-goes approach and the distance between his extremes are what make Weasels Ripped My Flesh ultimately invigorating; they also even make the closing title track -- a minute and a half of squalling feedback, followed by applause -- perfectly logical in the album's context." - All Music.

                              Rarely heard Tanzanian gogo music meets slick electronic production, for a borderless but powerful fusion sound. Tanzania’s Msafiri Zawose has been one of the biggest slept-on musical forces from the region, but all that is about to change with the imminent arrival of a new album that will redefine the boundaries of gogo music. The Wagogo people are Msafiri’s traditionally nomadic tribe from the center of the Tanzania, known for their musicality and made famous by Hukwe Zawose - Msafiri’s father, who toured the world as a part of Peter Gabriel’s Real World roster in the 80s and 90s. The album has been produced in collaboration with Sam Jones from Sound Thread, whose recent works with Orlando Julius and remixes for Mugwisa International and Sarabi have been rapturously received.
                              The tracks remain profoundly ‘gogo’ with traditional instruments and singing, but are infused with an organic electronic aesthetic. This is an afro-futurist journey that takes in dub, Balearic, ambient and electronic vibrations alongside Zawose’s hypnotic playing and emotive, plaintive vocals.

                              STAFF COMMENTS

                              Patrick says: Hypnotic, percussive and trance inducing grooves from Msafiri Zawose here. Fusing traditional rhythms and melodies with buzzing synth bass, off kilter mallets and fx abuse, the Tanzanian musician has created a killer LP which should find favour with the more exotic fringes of the disco/Balearic communities.

                              Zaza is the musical union of Jennifer Fraser and Danny Taylor, who are both west coast transplants that connected by fate in New York. No strangers to creating great music, Jennifer is a talented multi-instrumentalist who previously played in Teepee Records’ stalwarts The Warlocks, while Danny is known for his close associations with The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart while also manning sound for various bands and venues throughout NYC.
                              Riding in on oceanic waves of drone and immense muscular drums, enter the spectral dream-pop duo Zaza. While associated with their peers in Brooklyn’s recent exploding indie-pop/shoegaze scene, Zaza sonically contrast from their guitar-pop brethren in favour of something darker, more mysterious driven by haunting, ethereal vocals and rolling, cavernous rhythms. "Cameo" is their mesmerizing debut mini album (6 tracks).
                              Zaza has already been met with praise from the NY press making favourable comparisons British dream-rock acts like Ride, Slowdive, and Cocteau Twins but to pigeonhole them as a 90s throwback would be a mistake as their debut radiates a mystical, otherworldly element that both challenges the listener, while at the same time inviting them in.

                              Maike Zazie

                              Fragmente

                                Maike Zazie is a pianist and a composer. Influenced by her passion for both music and literature, she composes and performs unconventional piano compositions. She operates at the crossroads of these two art forms, her medium being a type of sonic literature in both form and content: she composes pieces of music as she puts stories down on paper; she chooses notes as carefully as she chooses words. For Maike, sound is a language which enable storytelling. Her music is to be received as an experimental radio play or voice theatre or as a sonic essay. Only 50 cassette copies were originally distributed when Fragmente was first released a year and a half ago.

                                Now Fragmente is revealed as one of the best hidden secrets of recent years. Fascinating, sophisticated, original and dreamy, the album is the first stage in a collaboration between Berliner Maike Zazie and 7K!, the label created as part of !K7, that is focused around avantgarde music and modern composition. The first single: "MÄDCHEN VON ANDEREN STERN" is available for streaming and download now. A brand new album will follow in 2019.

                                At last, Crammed Discs reissue their holiest grail and the best Afro-cosmic LP ever made. This record is constantly being (re)discovered by generations of fans, musicians and DJs, who hail it as an unsurpassed Afro/electronic milestone. The album was recorded in 1983 and results from a studio encounter between experimental electronic music composers CY1, Congolese musician/vocalist Bony Bikaye, and French composer Hector Zazou, with involvement by sound engineer Gilles Martin, Marc Hollander (Aksak Maboul) and Vincent Kenis (the future creator/producer of the Congotronics series).
                                This reissue was remastered from original analogue tapes. It includes a booklet with new notes by the participants, as well as 5 of the recently-unearthed original demos, which have never been released previously, and 3 original remixes from 1984 which will all be available via a digital download code. 

                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                Patrick says: Boasting the oft-bootlegged, but always exceptional ‘Lamuka’ alongside eight more mind-bending body-movers, ‘Noir Et Blanc’ pits Bony Biyake’s traditional Congolese vocals against Hector Zazou’s avant-jazz arrangements and CY 1’s deranged synth grooves. The result is nothing short of breath taking and still stands up as the finest Afro-cosmic record ever released.

                                Tom Ze / Eduardo Araujo

                                Jimmy, Renda-Se / Kizumbau

                                  When Greg Caz and Deano Sounds teamed up to create The Brasileiro Treasure Box Of Funk & Soul they created a collection of vintage Brazilian music that stretches across the scope of funk, soul, and psychedelic. Co-compiler and Brazilian music aficionado, Greg Caz says: “Without necessarily having a central theme other than funky nuggets from the first half of the 70s, we believe this compilation displays its own particular sense of logic, and that these songs ultimately all sound fantastic together. Regardless of one’s familiarity, or lack thereof, with artists like Antonio Carlos & Jocafi, Os Incríveis, Toni Tornado or Celia, the material on these 45s speaks its own truth and justifies their inclusion here. Many of these were originally available as singles, while others were taken from albums, but all are guaranteed to find their way into many DJ boxes and playlists.” The stunning 45s from this set will now be available for individual sale. The series continues with Tom Zé’s unstoppable riff on “Jimmy, Renda-Se” with Eduardo Araujo sounding a bit like a Brazilian Tom Jones on the B-side, “Kizumbau.”



                                  Zebra Katz

                                  Ima Bitch

                                  Pulling from a multimedia /performance art background, Zebra Katz brings a slo-mo dark delivery to his rhymes set over a the minimal unencumbered beat on “Ima Read”.But what does “Ima Read” even mean? Simply put, “reading” is an old voguing term describing someone verbally insulting an opponent about something not so apparent to the average viewer. A good reader could tear you apart with one simply sentence.

                                  Since we last saw Zebra Katz and Njena Reddd Foxxx they have played countless shows, opening up for Azealia Banks and Lana Del Ray. They released their single “W8WTF” and have taken the fashion world by storm when Rick Owens presented his latest collection to the tune of “Ima Read”. From its humble beginning as one of the first Jeffree releases “Ima Read” has turned into a 2012 anthem. Since the release was only featured on Jeffree’s volume 2 we felt it appropriate to present a re-release single with the thumping instrumental and an acapella version.

                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                  Ltd 10" Info: Limited 10″ pressing with etched B-side.

                                  Zebrahead

                                  MFZB

                                  Inspiring and crisply produced pop punk blitzreig bop with a clean, punchy guitar sound, driving rhythm section and uplifting, clenched fist lyrics delivered through hip hop influenced vocal harmonies. The sound is a little harder than their previous two lps and probably benefits from that.

                                  2013 was a notable year for Thalia Zedek. She released her first album in five years, ‘Via’, which PopMatters called a “rumbling, sweet, muscled set of tunes, as resilient as they are beautiful,” followed by a tour across North America with Low. She also reunited with Come, the classic band she formed with Chris Brokaw in 1990, reissuing their classic debut ‘Eleven:Eleven’ and playing their first shows in over a decade across the US and Europe. Following this intense flurry of activity, Thalia regrouped with herband in Boston to record an EP, harnessing the creative energy she had accumulated during her time on the road.

                                  ‘SIX’ is a brand new 29 minute mini-album following ‘Via’, which was praised by Pitchfork, Spin, PopMatters, Paste, American Songwriter, Magnet, and Under The Radar.

                                  ‘SIX’ opens with a full band version of ‘Fell So Hard’, a characteristically mournful dirge that exudes a tenacious, slowmoving intensity. Zedek explores the complexities of interpersonal relationships, employing some of the most sparse arrangements of her career. The spareness of tracks like ‘Julie Said’ and ‘Afloat’ achieve incredible emotional heft, letting Thalia’s lyrics, delivered in her unmistakable voice, take centre stage.

                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                  CD Info: CD version packaged in 4 panel mini-LP style gatefold package.

                                  CD includes MP3 Download Code.

                                  Thalia Zedek Band

                                  Fighting Season

                                    Thalia Zedek’s ‘Fighting Season’ is direct and raw, at times scorching and others fragile. The album features performances by guitarists and friends J. Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.) and Chris Brokaw (Come).

                                    Thalia Zedek has been a been a seminal figure in the independent music scene for over 30 years as a member of Come, Live Skull and Uzi and, most recently, her trio E. ‘Fighting Season’ showcases her best songwriting and performances to date, featuring musicians she has worked with for many years, including longtime collaborator and violist Dave Curry, pianist Mel Lederman, bassist Winston Braman and drummer Jonathan Ulman.

                                    ‘Fighting Season’, a term originally coined for the period of time in Afghanistan when winter comes to an end and fighting resumes, is reinterpreted by Zedek with a the focus on a rebirth of resistance brought on by the deteriorating US political landscape. Zedek deftly combines the force of her playing with the urgency of her unmistakable voice to spin tales of discord and struggle from the personal to the political. The potency of her message reflects her exceptional songwriting and playing.

                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                    Coloured LP Info: Indies exclusive purple vinyl.

                                    Thalia Zedek

                                    Been Here And Gone

                                    Solo album from Thalia, singer and guitarist with bands like Come, Live Skull, Uzi and Dangerous Birds. A collection of bluesy, deep songs, using vocals, piano, viola and trumpet.

                                    Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange

                                    Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange

                                    In a few short years, Ziggy Zeitgeist has become a cornerstone of the Australian music scene. Touring and recording with Melbourne nu-soul / future-jazz collective 30/70 has enabled Zeitgeist to forge new frontiers in improvisation and drum-set application. In this debut self-titled album Zeitgeist steps up to the role of bandleader for ten tracks of forward thinking dance music. Nimble on its feet, the LP skips between humid funk, textured house, heady broken beat and free spirited jazz dance, all the while enjoying the same exotic sound design as fellow Aussie's Tornado Wallace and Andras. Created with a who's who of Melbourne's new jazz players and featuring the vocal talents of Elf Tranzporter and Tiaryn Griggs, this debut LP sees the Australian scene show Peckham how they do!

                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                    Millie says: Zeitgeist has mastered a hybrid of jazz and house with an electronic twist, full of variety and unique twists makes it an album that you need to hear.

                                    Zelators

                                    One Way Lover

                                      Hailing from Madrid, Zelators are back after their 2015 debut 7" for Rufus Recordings, and their new offering is another blast of unfiltered, unhinged sound coming at you from the meeting point of B-52's, Specials, Damned, Question Mark & The Mysterians and Devo. You can't put a label on this band, as Zelators pick and mix from all decades, genres and rhythms to shake those elements and create their own mutant sound. 

                                      Chicago's Zelienople have put previous work through Time-Lag and Digitalis and now come bearing a Type catalogue number, so quality control is not an issue. Album opener "Family Beast" is a scene setting piece reminiscent of Calexico's spookier moments if they were produced by Boris, while "Moss Man" explodes with noise after a calming build-up. The central track "Parts Are Lost" shifts the focus some more with its new psyche folk collective raga. There may only five tracks on here, but a nine-minutes average ensures sufficient running time. The sticker on the sleeve name checks Low and (bizarrely) Neil Young as reference points, but we feel that while the former might be appropriate, Brightblack Morning Light, Castanets and Charalambides could also be added to that list.

                                      Zen Baseball Bat

                                      For Refund Insert Baby

                                      Fronted by the talented and articulate "Gleavey Twins", this is motorized modern day ska with a distinctly northern flavour, drawing its influences from Two Tone, Jamaican ska, Motown and possibly even The Fall. Propelled by driving rhythms, a brilliant, exuberant brass section and a unique, ascerbic vocal style, this is a rare treat from a criminally overlooked outfit.

                                      Zen Geurilla

                                      Shadows On The Sun

                                      A fusion of blues, rock, and gospel on Sub Pop.

                                      Zen Mantra

                                      Zen Mantra

                                        Dreamy, psychedelic pop songs seem to be the signature of New Zealand musician Zen Mantra (Sam Perry). And this, his self-titled second album, is filled with shimmering psychedelic lo-fi rock, and reverb drenched guitar melodies. Following on from his 2013 debut album 'How Many Padmes Hum' the 10-track album sees the 21-year old bedroom producer joining the Flying Nun roster and expanding his focus to incorporate all forms of pop music from ethereal shoegaze to walls of psychedelic distortion. Taking cues from his fellow indie dreamers like DIIV and Wild Nothing, Zen Mantra has a pure pop energy, an expansive sound and plenty of hooks. Simply put Zen Mantra will make you feel warm and fuzzy.

                                        "Sam Perry brings to mind everything that made Gross Magic so exciting a few years ago, his songs are riff-laiden beats packed with asthmatic choruses" NME Magazine.

                                        "The lo-fi, kaleidoscopic scene out in Australasia is booming. Zen Mantra…..is the latest enrollment into the continents already stellar alumni." VICE magazine (UK).

                                        Wonky beats and woozy melodies, pitched vocal cuts and mournful strings. Rhythmic fragments of melody breathe in and out, punctuating the start-stop breaks. On the flipside, Malik Ameer features on a Thatmanmonkz remix, and turns the whole affair into a slamming rhythmic hip-hop stormer. Perfectly punctuated rhythms and rhymes float above the remixed original. Top stuff. 

                                        Zenit is a jazz ensemble from Krems in Lower Austria, founded in 1976 by Hannes Treiber and Willi Langer. Their music was celebrated locally, but to reduce them to their local fame would be a shame: After all, their first two LPs, "Stimmungswechsel" (Change of Moods) and "Früchte" (Fruits), quickly gained them a much wider audience of discerning listeners. Arguably, however, Zenit’s third and final LP "Straight Ahead" is the most special of their records. It initially came out in 1986 on the producer’s label Spray Records, and is today one of the hardest-to-find Austrian jazz records. Its centrepiece is the infectious slow-motion disco piece “Waiting,” with vocals by American jazz singer Linda Sharrock. Effortlessly bringing together pop, soul and new age vibes, this is a record that is as unique as it is difficult to date. Does it sound like from the 80s? We’re not sure. To our minds at least, it could also be from the future.

                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        Patrick says: A reissue for the Balearic beards, deep diggers and YouTubers here, as the third album from Austria's Jazz fusion outfit Zenit gets a reissue. Loved by Harvey for the slo mo cool of climax "Waitin'", lusted after by a generation of diggers who met on the IF forum, and now known to pretty much anyone who uses Autoplay - this is straight up algo-rhythm!

                                        The Zephyrs

                                        When The Sky Comes Down It Comes Down On Your Head

                                        Second album from Scottish band The Zephyrs. Drifting atmospheric songs, with gentle guitars, occasional country twangs and more than a hint of Low and Galaxie 500. Lovely.

                                        Zero 7 were formed in 1997 by producers Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker. In 2001 their debut album "Simple Things" was released selling over a million copies to date and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. Zero 7 were also nominated as Best Newcomer at the Brit Awards 2001. "Simple Things" peaked at no.28 in the UK album chart and spent 89 weeks on the chart. Stateside, the album hit no.4 on the Billboard Dance / Electronic album chart and stayed on that chart for 52 weeks.

                                        Singles taken from the original album included ‘I Have Seen’ featuring Mozez, ‘Destiny’ featuring Sia & Sophie Barker, "In the Waiting Line" featuring Sophie Barker and "Distractions" featuring Sia. The LP has been out of print for almost two decades and second-hand copies of the original pressing are changing hands on Ebay and Discogs for upwards of £100!

                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        Andy says: Beautiful, lushly produced downtempo grooves topped with sweet melodies, somewhat akin to French masters Air but with soul and jazz flavours, this is a timeless classic, and every home should have one!

                                        Since they started properly working together some six years ago, Chris Vogado and Neil Combstock aka Zero dB have been concocting a provocative, innovative and addictive brew of hard jazz, electro, latin, hip hop and house, laced throughout with their now signature dirty, heavy basslines. After releasing their early records on Vogado's own Fluid Ounce label, Zero dB are now signed to Ninja Tune who bring us their debut album, "Bongos, Bleeps & Basslines". The duo's main starting point is usually jazz, but they dip into a multitude of different influences and work with talented musicians and vocalists. In contrast to the general climate of somewhat old, tired, formulaic and unmemorable dance music, Zero dB's meticulous production forces their audiences to discover previously undeveloped musical places.

                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                        CD Info: CD comes in a fancy fold-out box.

                                        Zero Down

                                        With A Lifetime To Pay

                                        Zero Down are a three piece punk outfit hailing from LA and are the latest additions to the Fat Wreck roster. The members possess a sterling punk rock resume, having spent time in bands like Strung Out, Down By Law and Pulley. With some slower moody pieces and the usual high standard of Fat Wreck sound this is a brilliant debut.

                                        Leo Zero is back with Trackwork EP number three which comes stampeding in with a hefty SIX track pack that bucks harder than a bronco...

                                        Lead track 'U Like It has already caused a chatroom meltdown with people scrambling to ID it from Bill Brewster's Boiler Room mix. A swinging disco / 2-step soul sample house groover, this will put a smile on everyone's faces.

                                        'Elizabethan' comes correct with a modular hardware synth line twisting into oblivion across its five minutes - if Thomas Tallis was reborn as an acid house producer, he might make a tune just like this. Already a firm favourite with a man who knows his analogue tweeking (and indeed analogue twerking): Mr Justin Robertson.

                                        'Lil ' Thing' is just that; a slapped bass filtered funkin' shortie to close side A

                                        Side B kicks of with 'Feel Reel' an upbeat groover straight out of the Detroit house box; a plethora of spiritual / jazzy percussion provides a bed for the warm pads and pitched down vocal loop and spoken studio interactions.

                                        'H Street Bop' is a hat doffed to NYC's number one disco loop label Henry Street Records... - late 90s / early 00s funky house with bump in its rump

                                        And then we're off to Detroit to round off side B with some Kevin Saunderson flavours on 'Synocopate & Elevate', which features long term Leo Zero song writing partner Marcel Myrtil on vocal duties.

                                        The Zest

                                        Shadowcasters

                                          Featuring South Lancashire's most adept Etheric Noblemen...
                                          All compositions have been radionically tapped in real-time from the infinite sonic wisdom of the cosmos and dimensions beyond. Magnetically captured by the divine technological wonders of VHS and its equally majestic audio equivalent - the C90 Cassette Tape.
                                          For the listeners' full enjoyment, safety and peace of mind - full assurance is given that during the process of duplication any physical tape material has been shielded from rogue malicious extra-dimensional entities, and from any real-time psionic black magick interference (or any variant or overlaid magnetised psi-programming)
                                          Recorded at Cerberus Development Laboratories 2014/15

                                          Vocal appearances by:  Elizabeth Six & Don Lovedog. 

                                          Compiled and edited by Ste Spandex. Additional Musings by Anturio.

                                          Includes unlimited streaming of Shadowcasters via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                          Matt says: The Cerberus space ship rockets onwards! This stupendously good star cruiser is like Manuel Gottsching or Ash Ra beamed deep, deep into a wormhole and coming out sometime close the very end of the known current universe. You know how the new Hubble is gonna show you light from the very beginning of time, well this is the sound vibrations transmitted at the very END of time and captured now, without any red shift. Get ya head 'round that pop pickers.

                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                          Cassette Info: As usual - eye-bleeding wrap around tape inlay. On tape artwork on slime green C90 tapes. Comes with download to full album.

                                          Everybody knows Umek as the Techno legend from Slovenia but having reprised his Zeta Reticula moniker in 2015 (after a hiatus of more than a decade) on his own 1605, Electrix and more recently Berlin label, Mechatronica, it’s fast become apparent that he’s also a major force to be reckoned with in the Electro universe.

                                          Returning to Billy Nasty’s Electrix with his seventh Zeta Reticula instalment for the label we get four new tracks this autumn that prove his credentials even further.

                                          Whether he’s laying down the future funk sounds of opener ‘13000 AU From Our Sun’, the robotic melodics of ‘A Common Motion Through Space’, the retro drive of ‘Chromospheric Activity’ or the twanging groove of ‘Southern Skies’, his razor sharp production, creative synth work and deep basslines shine through on this essential release.

                                          Warren Zevon / The Flaming Groovies

                                          SXS - Werewolves Of London

                                            THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2016 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.



                                            Los Angeles-based bonehead savants Zig Zags are no-nonsense ’80s style thrash with a magpie eye for deepfried pop culture detritus. These guys give so few fucks while they are out ripping faces that it’s tough to say much about them that hasn’t been said before—they shred so that we may raise beers in non-ironic salute to their Voivod worship, to a world in which young heshers subscribe to New Wave of British Heavy Metal and practice early Slayer solos while watching daytime TV, to waking and baking as you watch the world burn. Running Out of Red is the soundtrack to getting high and driving around in your shitty car in your small town, occasionally getting laid…occasionally getting laid out at the local liquor store by an older dude. Gang vocals: check. 1-2 pit beat: on lock. Shredder solid state guitar heroics: ripping, and so should you, the bong is packed and I think there’s still pizza in the fridge. I can smell your pants from here, dude.

                                            Hans Zimmer And James Newton Howard

                                            Batman Begins OST - Orange Vinyl Edition

                                              A super limited coloured vinyl reissue of Batman Begins, the first film soundtrack in the batman trilogy. A first time ever coloured vinyl release for this much admired and innovative Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard score

                                              • A limited edition of just 500 copies WORLDWIDE
                                              • Gatefold sleeve double album
                                              • Orange Vinyl

                                              The movie hit of 2014, Interstellar, chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. While the film is directed by acclaimed Christopher Nolan (Inception, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight…), the epic soundtrack score was composed by Nolan's longtime collaborator, Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer.

                                              Zimmer and Nolan planned to move away from the Batman Trilogy's scores and to come up with a unique one. Before (re)writing a word of Interstellar, Nolan did something he had never done before, something that speaks to his desire for more emotionally potent work. He asked composer Hans Zimmer to write some music for the film, but without telling him about the genre, title, characters, or plot: "I said, 'I am going to give you an envelope with a letter in it. One page. It's going to tell you the fable at the center of the story. You work for one day, then play me what you have written.' He was up for it. And it was perfect. He gave me the heart of the movie." Zimmer says he remembers this idea from Nolan's letter: "Once we become parents, we can't help but look at ourselves through the eyes of our children."

                                              Zimmer conducted 45 scoring sessions for Interstellar, which was three times more than for Inception. Interstellar's score has been nominated for the 2015 Oscars, BAFTA Awards, Golden Globes and the Hollywood Music in Media Awards.

                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                              2xLP Info: 180g audiophile vinyl pressing in gatefold sleeve with 4 page booklet.

                                              Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch

                                              Blade Runner 2049 OST

                                              Living up to the 35 year legacy of the greatest soundtrack ever written was always going to be a tall order, and director Denis Villeneuve replaced longterm collaborator and electronic genius Jóhann Jóhannsson (check out the sound design in Arrival!) with box office duo Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch in the hopes of harnessing the heart of Vangelis’s masterpiece. A perfect marriage of melody and sound design, Zimmer & Wallfisch succeeded in creating a score which echoed the plaintive synth tones and dystopian sonics of the original, while utilising every bit of contemporary sound science to soundtrack the action with wall shaking bass and frequencies you feel rather than hear. A worthy successor to Vangelis' legendary original.

                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                              Barry says: A superbly dystopian marriage of pulsing drone and brooding synths, slowly forming into a visceral maelstrom of atmospheric pressure. Beautifully realised, and every bit as important as Vangelis' seminal outing.

                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                              2xLtd LP Info: Limited double vinyl.

                                              Rob Gallagher (2 Banks Of 4, Galliano) dons his Earl Zinger guise again for this humourous, and spot-on trawl through DJ culture, including fake pirate radio drum and bass ads ('150 DJs, guaranteed'), b-movie horror jazz, oddball ska, a cool Byrne and Eno style disco-not-disco thing and little skits too. Includes co-production by Venom (Viper Squad), Demus, Palm Skin Productions and Ski Oakenfull.

                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                              12" Info: Comes in Tony Macdermott cartoon sleeve (he used to do all the Greensleeves covers).

                                              Earl Zinger

                                              Escape From Ibiza

                                              Just as thousands of lobster coloured Brits are getting muntered on the white island, Earl Zinger decides it's time to leave! This is a timely reissue of this hilarious tale of Ibizan hell ('gold bikinis are chasing me, it seemed a good idea to take another three'). Includes original mix and new digital reggae mixes by Lightning Head (vocal or dub).

                                              Earl Zinger

                                              Put Your Phazers On Stun Throw Your Health Food Skyward

                                              Ex-Galliano man Earl Zinger's debut LP, originally out on his own Red Egyptian label, and now picked up by Studio K7. It includes a humorous and oddball selection of funky grooves, lounge jazz, weird dub (check the cover of Blur's "Song Two" inna rub-a-dub stylee), downbeat and just general weirdness.

                                              Fresher than an Outlaw's margarita, bendy like a banana and sleazier than Holbeck Lane, Leeds Zmatsutsi level up from the singles bar into the tantric world of the long player. Joining the ranks of longterm party pals Macadam Mambo, Joe, Heidi and Tim, translate a lifetime of late nights, leftfield selections and loose-limbed moves into "Hooked Up" - a five tracker of freaky disco and eyeball licking fun.
                                              The dominatrix is wide awake on opening cut "Slip Side" as Heidi gets nice and Cosey inside a slow and low machine groove pulled from the very heart of a K-hole. Fizzing with animal intensity and voodoo funk, this one keeps you dancing while the anaesthesic takes over. The dark wired wonder continues on "Endless Pavments", a deep black hit of bass sequence whose kosmische keys charters a night flight from Leeds Bradford to Flughafen Düsseldorf, just in time to catch last orders at Salon. Next up, the titular "Hooked Up" absolutely slays with a Bobby O bassline, slo-mo Italo chug and cocaine disco guitars, the beats bringing maximum energy and minimal tempo while Heidi and Dalek Heidi give the heavy breathers and peeping Toms a piece of their mind. "Keep An Eye" dials down the intensity a little after the full pump of the B1, Zmatsutsi opting instead to hook us on a hypnotic blend of mystic leadlines, fractal sequences and Sonoran guitar. Our rave renegades sign off with the grind and groove of "Neon Lights" a murky minimal wave meets fuck-funk wrong'un which filters about 40 years of fringe dance floor brilliance through the medicated minds of Leeds' finest. 


                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                              Patrick says: You lift a floorboard in your new house and find a VHS of unknown origin. Slipping it into your Philips you find an alternate reality recording of TOTP '84 which features a purple thonged Prince getting spanked by Cosey Fanni Tutti, Patrick Cowley live soundtracking a giantess pegging special and Baldelli serving coke in a gimp mask. This is so far up my strasse it's hitting my prostate...

                                              Founded in West Berlin in late 1967 by German artists, The Zodiak Free Arts Lab, also known as the Zodiak Club, was a short-lived but highly influential experimental live music venue. It was a musicians' paradise since The Zodiac Free Arts Lab was filled with all kinds of instruments, amps and speakers free for everyone to play and experiment with.

                                              Four decades later Argy had the idea to revive the club's concept. After a short period of time he opened his own private space in Berlin to jam with colleagues and friends. Guests were personally invited to join in with the variety of happenings such as live music sessions, conversations and other bizarre or eccentric experiences. Argy's collaboration with Manuel Göttsching on "Sunrain" released on White Days Records in 2010 also tipped him in the direction of this new musical journey. So here he brings us the debut Zodiac Free Arts Club set, an LSD-dipped album that pays homage to the krautrock / kosmische musik innovators he admires most such as Ash Ra Tempel, Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Vangelis, Neu!, Popol Vuh and others.


                                              Dutch pioneer MG (aka Gert van Veen) is responsible for a series of huge house classics to emerge from the Netherlands: A-men's "Pay The Piper", Quazar's "Seven Stars", House of Venus' "Dish & Tell". The list is long. Under his lesser known moniker Zodiac Trax, Gert produced some of his moodiest material. Released in 1992 in two parts, these beautifully crafted tracks remained fairly unknown up to this day. For this re-issue Frame Of Mind selected the deepest tunes from the obscure series. A previously unreleased track called "Planet X" is included - winner!

                                              This really is some delightful stuff - appealing to fans of early Derrick May, Transmat, Red Planet, Sheffield 'bleep', B12, FSOL etc etc. I don't THINK I've heard much of this material out in the field, which is testament to its obscurity (but luckily not to its quality, which is bang on). Tasty re-ish! Get involved. 


                                              Mantas Stonkus aka Zoé Zoe is a 26 year old rebellious youngster, by day working at Klaipeda sea port, by night exporting his innovative sounds worldwide. Drawing influences from the past heroes like Shades Of Rhythm, LFO and Drexciya to this decades leading lights like Martyn, Joy Orbison and Objekt, Stonkus delivers a three tracker of deep and dark techno. Musically "Twista" takes the ketty fear factor of the last few years of minimal techno and updates the sound palette into something more urgent, with nods to the big rig techno of the early nineties but that'll soundtrack many a witching hour. "Org" throws some pitch shifting tones over a shuffling garage rhythm to create something that is as close to contemporary London as a Lithuanian producer is ever gonna get. Set closer "No Room" combines a relatively straightforward house rhythm with a whole load of sounds culled from the UK Funky playbook to take that sound to the next stage of its evolution. A top notch debut for Telephonplan.

                                              Zofff

                                              FFF

                                                The second of May’s pair of ace new Deep Distance LPs, sees a second studio full length from Brighton based kraut / kosmische juggernauts ZOFFF.

                                                Described recently as "the finest purveyors of kosmische heaviness on the planet right now" by Shindig! Magazine, the band release their eagerly awaited follow up to the quickfire sell out of “ZOFFF I” in 2017 (separated by an equally hastily sold out live album on Drone Rock recs); “FFF” is released first week of May and again is expected to move out quick style.

                                                Over to Ben Graham for a few words: “ZOFFF are all about light and shade, and the dynamic movement from the subtlest curlicues of gentle sound to the full raging storm of sonic attack, and back again. On their second studio album ‘FFF’, the south coast psychedelic five piece serve up six tracks of improvised instrumental experimentation that blend seamlessly into a consistent whole: a trip, if you will, from First Faltering Feelings to Final Full-blown Freak-out.

                                                'Ye' assembles around a lonesome trumpet overture, before the drums and dirty fuzz guitar kick in and we're off, with no messing around and no ambient noodling: direct to the cranium and the groove with high-energy space rock reversing the polarity and shaking out the ghosts. 'Vav' takes it up another notch: tense and urgent, it climaxes in Coltrane-like sheets of sound over double-time drumming, before 'Har' arrives at a relatively gentle pace, dub-like sonic action swooping and fluttering over a rock-solid beat until the bass takes over and the direction becomes clear: FFForward!!!

                                                Side two starts with the appropriately titled 'Dig'. All the elements are in balance and the band are firing at Full Force. 'Ca' kicks off with horn, static and splash, a classic slow burn taking us up to the final eleven-minute climax of 'Zeta'. This surprisingly exploratory piece doesn't just aim to go out with a bang but takes time to set up new possibilities and juxtapositions, opening new doors right to the end where other lesser bands would already be packing up the scenery.

                                                Recent years have seen ZOFFF reaping acclaim and blown minds wherever they've appeared.

                                                Their live album, (2017’s KOZFEST MMXVI baring striking testimony to this), with psychedelia an increasingly devalued term, ZOFFF remain the connoisseur's choice. That's ZOFFF with three Fs by the way. We wouldn't want you to forget now…”

                                                The LP is released as a (clear) vinyl only pressing of 300 on Deep Distance, the go-to London label for kraut flavoured kosmische with a sold out back catalogue of 60/60 releases including Cavern of Anti-Matter, JD Emmanuel, Colin Potter and many others… 

                                                Supernatural Cat is the label run by Malleus Rock Art Lab, artistic collective featuring two members of the psychedelic doom trio Ufomammut. After a busy 2012, the label seems to have been laying low. However, little did we know, behind the scenes they have been busy working on the vinyl release of ORO and preparing to unleash two new musical projects – the first of which we can proudly unleash today...

                                                Enter Zolle, self-proclaimed rednecks, on the loose and ready to run amok with the release of their self-titled debut album, an ode to yokel ways of living.

                                                They might not take themselves so seriously but don't be fooled, their music is no hayseed dixie, brace yourself for a ferocious, rampant record of thunderous riffs and robust drum blasts.

                                                Zolle are - Marcello (Lan of Morkobot) playing meaty riffs and Stefano who beefs things up on drums and xylophone. The duo commenced work on their debut album throughout the summer of 2012, and in just two months they had the music ready to commit to tape.

                                                Their self-titled album was recorded in September of the same year by Michelangelo Roberti at Mizkey Studio (MoRkObOt) and mastered by Giovanni Versari (zu, Morkobot, OvO, One Dimensional Man).

                                                It was played almost live, with overdubs reduced to the bone. The drums are of considerable proportion and made of copper and the amplifier an old digital model of the '50s which makes for a mammoth sound. Urlo from Ufomammut and Roberto Rizzo of Quasiviri/Runi add a little synth seasoning to flesh out the album also.

                                                The resulting album is mightily heavy, the short songs are direct and song titles are entrenched in references to redneck living. For example 'Mayale' is a play on the Italian word for pig [Maiale] but is written like 'Maya' to reflect the sacred image of the Mayan pig face adorning the album's cover. Similarly, 'Heavy Letam' is suggestive of 'Letame' which means manure in Italian – not to mention being an anagram of 'heavy metal'.

                                                Zolle may be a no-frills band but there is much more to them than meets the eye. They are far from restrained and their debut album will definitely give you something to chew on.

                                                Versatile come in hot on a remix tip here, serving the stems of Zombie Zombie LP cut "Hippocampe" to Dusseldorf drum king Jan Schulte and French house head Gilb'R. Adopting his Wolf Müller alias, Jan delivers two different mixes of the kosmische original, both predictably heavy on the percussion. On the A1, Jan's regular remix turns out Can-style drumming, a hefty B-boy vibe, and all manner of wiggy synth fx. Somewhere under all the lysergic goo there appear to be samples of Sylvia Striplin's " You Can't Turn Me Away", alongside a ring modulated sequence and the odd blast of garbled melody - heady stuff. On the B-side, Schulte's "Healthy Mix" hits us with a less intense breakbeat, allowing the mind expanding JMJ  style synth refrain to take centre stage. Pulsating sequences wrap their way around Jan's favoured jews harp and suddenly we're at a strangely crusty rave somewhere in the outer reaches of the galaxy. Never one to be bettered, Versatile boss Gilb'R ties the game with the minimalistic "Triangle Dub", a serious blend of subwise frequencies and sonar bleeps which gradually morphs into a ketty voyage into head-shredding sound design.

                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Matt says: More trypatmine-infused shamanic business from two market leaders of wacked out lysergia.

                                                A few months ago France synth obsessives Zombie Zombie put out a four track LP originally composed to score a juggling related performance art piece (bloody Frenchies eh?). To the surprise of our Zombies, "Slow Futur" sold out in a matter of days, so they decided to give it a longer lease of life via this red hot remix disc. Opening the set in total darkness is Piccadilly favourite, Kriedler mainstay and Salon Des Amateurs co-founder Tolouse Low Trax. The Dusseldorf man follows up killer releases on Themes For Great Cities and Antinote with a slowly unfolding piece of machine voodoo. Weaving black magic through bleeping keys, African rhythms and industrial toughness, Detlef does his thing, locking us into a hypnotic, glue-sniffing groove from start to finish. Over the other side, I:Cube lends "Hyperspace" a lilting dub flavour via thick bass notes, system twisting fx and lush soundscapes. Fresher than a cool summer evening, this dubby synth redux should play very nicely with anything from the Peaking Lights corner of your collection. Lastly, the legendary Gilb'r provides a percussive reprise, retaining some of that wall shaking dub bass, but adding a whole load of polyrhythmia for a humid, tropical delight.

                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Patrick says: Three production heavyweights step up on a remix tip here, offering very different flips of Zombie Zombie's driving "Hyperspace". Tolouse Low Trax slows things right down for a mindbending exercise in machine voodoo, I:Cube gets deeply dubby and Gilb'r goes round the globe with a totally tropical take on matters.

                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                12" Info: *one copy found!**

                                                It's already been 5 years since the last Zombie Zombie album "Rituels d’un Nouveau Monde", after which the group explored other territories by signing 2 film scores, namely "Loubia Hamra" by Narimane Mari and "Irréprochable" by Sébastien Marnier, as well as creating the music accompanying a contemporary circus show called 'Slow Futur' created by Martin Palisse and Elsa Guérin. Wouldn't these beautiful parentheses make you want to return to the sources? After 10 years at Versatile Records, 2017 also marks the decade anniversary of the release of their first album 'A Land for Renegades' in 2007. "Livity" - Zombie Zombie's latest opus seems to plunge us deep into science fiction, with a cover designed by the mythic cartoonist Philippe Druillet, who is also the founder of the cult Métal Hurlant comic series. The title of the album is somewhat misleading, as one could mistakenly think of a certain dub record made at the famous Island Records Compass Point studio in the Bahamas. For the uninitiated 'Livity' or 'Life force' is actually a Rastafarian spiritual concept based on the idea that an energy exists within, and flows through, all people and all living things. The record was recorded last winter in Paris, in a very short time frame. 7 tracks played live in 7 days, by Etienne Jaumet (synthesizers / rhythm box / metallophone / sax), Cosmic Neman (drums / vocals / sound effects), and Dr. Schonberg (percussion / electronics / trumpet), recorded at the Red Bull Studios by Thibaut Javoy and Jerome Caron, 2 very competent engineers. To keep it in the family, the album was then mixed by another member of the Versatile stable, the mysterious and legendary DJ/producer I:Cube, done in the label's Victor Studio.
                                                On this album the principles that are dear to the group rest being respected, still as far away as always from the standards of 'radio play', A living kind of music, composed of long instrumental moments recorded with analog synthesizers and drum machines, accompanied by drums and percussion. But I:Cube's touch may bring the unique energy that one may find at Zombie Zombie's concerts; on certain cuts like title track 'Livity' that the group recorded in Laos, a wild combination of 808 kick drums and bewitching jungle sounds that sound quite unlike anything else out there, and especially on 'Hippocampe', which gives the impression of hearing an old school hip hop rhythm with the power of a metal band who have replaced their guitars with an army of synthesizers: we recommend you listen to this particular track in a convertible while speeding down the highway.
                                                As with all of Zombie Zombie's music the cinematic component is still strong, on titles like 'Ils existent..' 'Acera' which was originally composed for ciné-concerts accompanying the films of Jean Painlevé et Maurice Pialat. The energy of the beginning is still very present, as is - of course - the kraut inspiration. But it's also an album that takes new directions and sonic risks, like on “Looose”, which brings to mind the Art Ensemble of Chicago, or the groove of James Chance in New York in the early 1980's, featuring the free sax solos of Etienne Jaumet and Dr. Schonberg on the trumpet. The group also offers some slower and calmer titles, like 'Heavy Meditation' as well as exploring more experimental tracks in the line of French 70's groups such as Lard Free or Richard Pinhas, for example on the bonus track 'Black Moon'.
                                                Please - Take your time, and enjoy listening!

                                                The Zombies

                                                I Want You Back Again

                                                  THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2017 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                  The Zombies present 50 years of “I Want You Back Again”! For the 1st time ever,  enjoy the original 1965 version together with the 2015 version!

                                                  The Zombies

                                                  She’s Not There / You Make Me Feel Good

                                                    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2015 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                    "She's Not There" is the debut single by the British rock band The Zombies. The song reached No.12 in the UK Singles Chart in September 1964 and reached No.1 on the Cashbox chart (No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100) in the United States at the beginning of December 1964.


                                                    Zombina And The Skeletones

                                                    Death Valley High

                                                    After several aborted attempts at making their own horror movie (it's harder than it looks), cult Liverpool franken-popsters Zombina and the Skeletones have returned to what they do best - rocking. They've concentrated their efforts into a 13 song album version of their favourite film concept; the one where the teenage horror-addict psycho girl meets the hunky mad scientist at a Devo concert and they end up destroying the school, and the world, with lasers - welcome to "Death Valley High"! The story is now told in a killer collage of surf-to-metal guitars, tough garage punk beats, horror samples, doo wop vocal harmonies and Mr Jonny Tokyo's mutant army of pianos, organs and analogue synthz! Don't be afraid, though - this isn't Zombina and the Skeletones' foray into a new prog rock direction or anything like that. Mini genius punk-pop songs that rarely meet the three minute mark are still very much the order of the day!

                                                    ZOMBY, one of the UK’s most enigmatic electronic producers, underscores his already illustrious succession of releases with his latest EP “GASP!" ZOMBY’s ability to effortlessly shift aesthetics across his career has firmly stationed him as a producer that can’t be boxed, and “GASP!" sees him altering his often jungle-driven sound yet again, furthering him as a sonic chameleon among an ever-increasing landscape of musical similitude.  In his signature spirit of cryptic variety, “GASP!" explores another tectonic revision in ZOMBY’s style. A shift forward indeed, the compact, 3-track EP is a relentless, hardware-driven behemoth of beats and breaks that fit somewhere between a chugging steel factory and a darkened dancefloor.

                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    12" includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                    Zomby's enjoyed an illustrious career thus far. His "Where Were U In '92" immediately saw the producer rocket into our stratosphere while collaborations with Burial have ensured his credentials and desirability throughout the underground. Last year's "Ultra" album saw him exploring new territory - stark, barren lands of low-life microcosms, radiation scorched landscapes and varying levels of gravity and pressure - making for a completely alien and otherworldly listen. Plummeting even further into said environment is "Mercury's Rainbow", an album totally befitting for interplantary exploration. Apparently created between 2008-2009, it was actually conceived more as an Eski-concept album, paying tribute to one of girme's most iconic artists and sounds. Innovating the structure with a bewildering, modal style, shimmering is a 3-dimensional world, it recalls fellow space explores Seekers International; whilst shunning said act's pursuit of interstellar dub and reggae in search of something altogether more supernova in its creation.

                                                    'While it’s difficult to say with certainty, if Mercury’s Rainbow was issued at the same time it was created, it may have arguably altered the course of UK grime instrumentals in much the same way Wiley’s original template coined a whole new genre, essentially making it the last word in grime futurism, proper.' (Boomkat).


                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                    Barry says: Stark hi-octane arpeggios and bit-crushed chugs meet street-level kick-slinging, crackling videogame refrains and icy, progressive utopian futures. Fearless, and fantastic.

                                                    Hardcore breaks revivalist / future bass maestro, Zomby comes at us with a brand new LP; including THAT collaboration with Burial ("Sweetz"). "Ultra" sees the esteemed producer dipping into a number of futuristic and dystopian styles. He warps discordant Eski grime on numbers "Burst", "Freeze" and "Yeti", creates dreamlike neon-blooms on "Her" and "Thaw", and builds crystalline music box takes on house and 2step on "Glass’ and "I". Side A sees the first of four collaborations as "Fly 2" has the amazing Banshee co-creating an icy but euphoric anthem for bedroom ravers and modern lovers across the UK's recession hit working classes. Not afraid to touch on England's dark underbelly, the record possess that same intent and attitude as, say, Dean Blunt's Babyfather, but does so without the lyrical content; instead relying on sonics and rhythms to get the point across. Across the LP Zomby also collaborates with Darkstar, Rezzett, Burial and HKE. These all throw up unpredictable fusions and immaculate fissions. Housed in red metallic mirriboard with debossed graphics, while the vinyl is additionally enclosed in spot-varnished hi-gloss card inner bags, designed by Ben Drury, reflecting the radioactive glow of Zomby's music. Already cited by many to be one of the best electronic albums of the year, and receiving heavy accolades from across the board, "Ultra" sees Zomby expand on his already impressive reputation with a fully realized vision of a broken England and a world fighting over what remaining resources we have left.

                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                    Matt says: Cripes! This is good int it?! You're defo gonna be hearing me opening a few sets with "Her" over the dark months ahead. The rest of the album ain't bad either. 'TIP' I believe they say...

                                                    When first released on Actress’ Werk Discs imprint, ‘Where Were U in 92 ?’ was instantly hailed as the rave album that was never made in the early ‘90s, a tumbling anthemic barrage of lost mixtape masterpieces from an artist who was starting to take the electronic dance scene by storm. However, ‘Where Were U in 92 ?’ is not just some facsimilie-style homage to the past, taking a firm grip of the energy and sheer rushing dynamics of early hardcore breakbeat, and placing those sounds and styles smack in the centre of right now. “He’s gotten to the point where he can invoke old signifiers as something more than you-had-to-be-there nostalgia: all at once, Where Were U in '92? is a history lesson, a depiction of a musical timeline that folds in on itself, and a revival that works because it approaches its subject with the idea that it simply evolved instead of died.”Pitchfork (8.3) // “Every texture and every nuance is immediately recognisable, an instant memory rush. But, far from being a facsimile, it all ends up sounding a bit well, weird. Zomby treats rave the way early Young Gods treated metal.” Quietus

                                                    The music of Asa Osborne forms a corpus, still evolving, that spans 30 years, growing through early projects in Southern Maryland, The Clits, and Pig, to the Baltimore song-lab of Lungfish and the sub-group The Pupils, until presently his compositions are crafted in solitude and offered to the listener as Zomes. Melody is rhythm, tone is proportion, tempo harmonizes, synchronizing with life, akin to the morphological architecture of trees, rivers, reaching from root to fruit, from mountain to sea. Asa Osborne's songs are artifacts of his trust in the Wisdom of Music.

                                                    Guided by the visionary guitar work of Osborne, Lungfish carved out a singular sound. Predating the drone wave by almost a decade, the band explored modal repetition and cyclical variation. Lungfish, while not currently active, remains a highly influential band, their cult status growing to legend, clearly evident in how their catalog sells several times as many records now, as it did when the band was active. Zomes distills these ideas and towering cyclical melodies to their essence. Distorted keyboard melodies tumble one over the other held together by simple tape-looped drum beats.

                                                    "Earth Grid", Zomes second solo album, is the culmination of Osborne's years of exploring meditative modal models. Written, played, and recorded entirely at home on cassette tape, "Earth Grid", is an intimate and intentionally primitive recording. The album was mastered by Bob Weston. The cover art was created by Osborne whose reputation as a visual artist is growing. He has had several group and solo shows, including a show at New York’s Mountain Fold Gallery with Lungfish singer and friend, Daniel Higgs. A fan of primitive and outsider art, Osborne’s work uses common objects to reach transformative ends. A visual reflection of the music, the cover takes simple elements (white medical tape on black paper) and via careful placement and repetition of patterns with subtle variations creates a beautiful space transforming the simple to the infinite.

                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    LP Info: LP version includes artworked
                                                    inner sleeve and free download coupon.

                                                    Zongamin

                                                    Serious Trouble - Dexter Mix

                                                    Double genius! Dexter does his dirty, squelchy thing with this disco-(definitely)-not-disco tune. Think punk-funk meets "Flat Beat" at a late night after hours sleaze lounge (no, really...). Love it!

                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    12" Info: Limited one sided promo.

                                                    Zongamin

                                                    Spiral / Giant Squid / Penguin Love

                                                    After previous releases on London's Flesh label, crazy Japanese man Susumu Mukai, AKA Zongamin, joins XL's increasingly oddball roster of artists. These three tracks are off the wall electro-industrial-punk-funk-disco, oddball Casio-funk and slo-mo hip hop (kinda).

                                                    Zooey

                                                    The Drifters

                                                      'The Drifters' is the debut album from London based French duo ZOOEY (Matthieu Beck and Marie Merlet) that takes the listener on a trip between idleness and daydream. A classy collection of eleven electronic retro futuristic pop songs, underpinned by drum machines and synth arpeggios that meld fluently with flutes, pianos and percussion, creating a laid back yet evocative noir cinematic listening experience.

                                                      Recorded in their London home studio, 'The Drifters' mixes the many influences and experiences of both musicians. Marie loves experimental pop and Sixties soul, she has been a long time collaborator of Laetitia Sadier in Monade and has just released her first solo album as Iko Chérie on Elefant Records. Matthieu was at the core of disco pop Parisian band Adam Kesher and is now involved in the London based indie group Oslo House as well as curating the ambient music podcast Love In The Afternoon. He's also the mystery French voice on the opening track of this years NZCA/Lines album.

                                                      The album invites the listener to action ('Realise Realise'), questions our relationship to the world ('A Good Night Sleep'), celebrates freedom and escape ('Time To Get Alone') but also acknowledges the difficulty of changing ('Marcher La Nuit'). Two instrumental tracks and one cover are at the heart of the record: 'Jóia' and 'Joya' are balearic soundtracks directly inspired by library music records. 'The Country Song' is an adaptation of 'Let's Move To The Country' by singer- songwriter Bill Callahan.

                                                      Mixed mainly by producer Charlie Alex March (NZCA/Lines and Veronica Falls) and their long time friend Emmanuel Mario (Astrobal, Julien Gasc). 'The Drifters' is released on the WONDERFULSOUND label, whose chief Miles Copeland recalls how they first met:

                                                      “Many years ago Matthieu and Marie cheerfully came up to me after a gig I was playing in south London with my band The Superimposers. They had emailed me out of the blue one year earlier with a remix of one of our songs. They did it without stems and without our permission and I loved it! So I released it. When they moved from Bordeaux to London we built up a true friendship, so when I heard their album ‘The Drifters’ I knew it had to come out on Wonderfulsound.”


                                                      Adam Price (AKA Les Rythmes Digitales' Jacques Lu Cont) is back with brothers Adam and Johnny Blake for the second Zoot Woman LP. Totally inspired by 80s pop, especially electro-pop, this is a total electroclash throwback!

                                                      Brooklyn's finest purveyors of synthetic madness, Lectric Sands drop a fresh and funky nine tracker from label mainstays Zoovox under the imaginative title "Great Cats And Weak Dogs". Syncing up the classic sounds of the ana-digi machines of yore, the duo embark on a journey deep into tropical synth territories, passing through the Norman Whitfield-in-Jamaica 3D dub psychedelia undergrowth and coming to rest in a humid jungle clearing. The Compass Point meets Miami Vice lilt of "The Turkey And The Swan" eases us in nicely before "Marinara Trench" merges menace and camp via moody 80s action film motifs and a charmingly bizarre spoken vocal. "Volcano Vic" and "World Service" see Ben and Jeremy combine the tripped out tribalism of Jan Schulte with the playful tones of Young Marco, seamlessly combining primitive electronics, cosmic funk and into one surreal, psychedelic package. Speaking of dub, A-side closer "You Jane" brings the slank with no slackness, turning the space echo up to 11 while the digi bassline dances with Sakamotan synths. "Irene" brings an upbeat mood on the B1, layering a vocoder sound and pinging synth reminiscent of Charlie's "Spacer Woman" over a galloping bass sequence a la JMJ's "Oxygene IV". Six tracks in and no boogie? Well feast your ears on "Donkey Calling", a joyful meeting of simple drum rhythms, heavy duty bass and spritely synthlines, perfect for play next to Sasac jams, Benedek cuts or future funk grooves from our pal Ruf Dug. From the sublime to the more sublime next, as Zoovox turn out a relaxed, replayed and resplendent primitive synth dub of Carly Simon's Chic assisted, Balearic co-opted pop gem "Why". Get your audials round that! The quality stays sky high to the finish as "Funky Wildlife Congress" soaks you in totally tropical dancefloor flavours, via jaunty stabs, snaking synth lines and a meaty drum riddim. Flawless from start to finish, this one's already sprung into the upper reaches of my End Of Year chart, making the perfect companion piece to Ruf Dug's "Island".


                                                      "Zorch demonstrate how good 'weird' can be." SPIN.

                                                      The debut full length by Austin duo Zorch is the end result of nearly 5-years worth of material similarly collected, then shredded, condensed and completely remolded into a solid whole. It sounds like two hyperactively creative minds finding ways to cleverly merge together effervescent synth blips, blue-eyed soul vocals, gang-chant backups, blurting EDM bass lines, frenetic drums, hazy psych-drone and even the proverbial kitchen sink taking leads here and there. Each song sounds like it could've been crafted out of samples from several different decades of pop culture history, though it's entirely the work of two exceptional musicians.

                                                      If Zzoorrcchh sounds like a photomosaic looks, it's because there is similarly a meticulously organized logic to it all. When Zac Traeger (keyboards, omnichord, vocals) and Shmu (drums, omnichord, vocals) first started playing together in 2008 while studying music in college in Boston, the pair would improvise and record many hours worth of ideas. Some of these songs are direct descendants of those jams; the duo picking out pieces of those recordings, re-organizing and reworking them multiple times and in various studio settings while also adding on and creating new ideas. Demo versions of some of the songs on this album were previously released, only to again be redone a couple of times over for the album. And, Zorch even previously offered up all of the basic audio tracks from early EPs for fans to remix their own versions.

                                                      The band are just as intensive about its live shows, often playing upwards of 20 shows during the 4 days of SXSW. Zzoorrcchh kicks off fittingly by easing listeners into their world with a slow fade-in to whirling synths, a stately piano loop and countless layers of sounds comprising "My Joy is Explosion." The minute-long tune immediately segues into the blissfully hyper celebration of life, "We All Die Young." Here, Shmu's rollicking drum pattern that might make Neil Peart's head spin drives Zac's frantic synth arpeggios while several layers of voices sing, "what a day, let's celebrate it/ I want to feel elated." Elsewhere, on "This Is The Way It Goes" neo-rave staccato chords sounding like computer error tones, marimbas and pounding toms meet cheerful vocals singing the song title's seeming lament. "Inopportune Sailing" starts off like a repetitive, perky chiptune from an imaginary 80s video game that morphs into a full-fledged living pop-soul jam. It sounds like Zorch actually beat Daft Punk to the punch at making their own organic recordings sound like vintage song samples. "Zut Alors", a longtime fan live favorite lyrically pokes fun at conspiracy theories of reptilian overlords with the refrain, "giant surprise/ We are lizards disguised/ And we're controlling your lives/ With trilateral spies."

                                                      The album is a wild auditory amusement park that gets more and more exciting with each visit. Early support/features confirmed with Pitchfork, Spin, Magnet, Alarm, Consequence of Sound, MSN and much more.

                                                      John Zorn

                                                      Filmworks XVIII - The Treatment

                                                      Rudavsky's new romantic comedy, Zorn has put together a new quartet with a fresh new sound. Drawing upon the modern tango of Piazzolla with a touch of minimalism, this dynamic quartet of violin, accordion, vibes and bass is modern instrumental music at its creative best. At times upbeat and humorous, at times dark and moody, the music combines a soaring lyricism with interlocking counterpoint and complex rhythmic tapestries. Featuring guitar genius Marc Ribot in a supportive role on several tracks.

                                                      John Zorn

                                                      In A Convex Mirror

                                                        John Zorn, Ches Smith, Ikue Mori. Veve * Through a Glass, Darkly * Le Tourbillon In a Convex Mirror features Zorn’s unique saxophone playing and keyboard stylings in an extended foray into the nexus of voudun and downtown improvisation. An intense student of Haitian drumming and a regular at ceremonies from NYC to Port-au-Prince Haiti, Ches Smith weaves a hypnotic tapestry of polyrhythms that are constantly in flux. The result is an exciting new context for Zorn the performer. With special guest Ikue Mori creating moody electronic soundscapes, the music is as hypnotic as it is exhilarating. Three pieces of sonic voodoo for the 21st century! A rare recording of Zorn on sax with one new friend and one of his oldest!


                                                        John Zorn

                                                        Insurrection

                                                          Insurrection is an intense new instrumental project featuring guitar wizards Julian Lage and Matt Hollenberg with the incredible rhythm section of Trevor Dunn and Kenny Grohowski. Inspired by some of the greatest experimental novels of the 20th century the music is incredibly varied, combining rock, funk, blues, jazz, classical and more—often in the same song! Gnarly atonal melodies, bizarre harmonies, astonishing guitar fireworks and telepathic group interaction make this one of Zorn’s most scintillating and adventurous new projects. Everyone is playing at their best here, and you have never heard such sounds! As always Zorn pulls the very best out of the musicians and they play some of the most outrageous solos you have ever heard. Essential!


                                                          John Zorn

                                                          Salem 1962

                                                            Julian Lage, Matt Hollenberg, Trevor Dunn, Kenny Grohowski.The Devil Bid Me Serve Him * Spectral Evidence * Tituba * Witness to an Invisible World * Spell Bound * Malleus Malleficarum * Dark of the Moon * Under an Evil Hand * Sarah Good * I Will Not Write In Your Book Though You Do Kill Me! The second studio CD by Zorn’s incendiary new instrumental quartet Insurrection presents a remarkable suite evoking the tragic reign of terror in the Early American settlement of the Massachusetts Bay Colony commonly known as The Salem Witch Trials. The music is both intense and hauntingly beautiful, touching upon aspects of Possession, Magic, Witchcraft, Hysteria, Tragedy and Transformation. Tighter than ever, this dynamic instrumental quartet performs brilliantly in this spellbinding followup to their eponymous first release. Featuring some of the most insane guitar fireworks ever, Salem 1692 is no less than a musical reign of terror. 

                                                            John Zorn

                                                            The Garden Of Earthly Delights

                                                              John Medeski, Matt Hollenberg, Trevor Dunn, Kenny Grohowski, Sara Serpa. Angels and Devils * The Infernal Machine * The Dragon Tree * Paean to the Prince of Hell * Music of the Flesh * Eve and Adam * Mirror Image * The Garden of Earthly Delights * The Circuit * Out of the Eternal Sphere The sixth CD by Zorn’s heaviest 21st century ensemble Simulacrum celebrates the 500th anniversary of the passing of one of the greatest painters the world has ever known—Hieronymus Bosch. A visionary of unparalleled power whose imagination and fantastical creations remain uniquely his own, Bosch is one of the most enigmatic figures in world art. Inspired by his surreal visions of Heaven and Hell, The Garden of Earthly Delights blends heavy metal, blues, funk, jazz and modern classical music together into one of the strangest amalgams you’ve ever heard. Tighter than ever and joined by bassist Trevor Dunn, Medeski, Hollenberg and Grohowski are at their manic best in this jaw-dropping visit to a wild musical world where absolutely anything is possible!

                                                              John Zorn

                                                              The Hermetic Organ:Philharmonie De Paris

                                                                John Zorn. Rituel * Une Crise de Nerfs * Prière Empoisonné * L’heure des Sorcières John Zorn returns to his original instrument with a new volume of organ improvisations recorded at his infamous Weekend in Paris in April 2017. The organ at the Grand Salle Pierre Boulez is one of the most powerful and versatile in France, and Zorn approaches it with great sensitivity and wild abandon. Includes both the full 40 minute concert recording, and over 30 additional minutes of Zorn alone at the manuals in rehearsal the same day.

                                                                John Zorn

                                                                The Urmuz Epigrams

                                                                  Desperate from Having Been Left without a Bladder With The Urmuz Epigrams Zorn returns to his roots, using the recording studio as instrument to create an intensely personal suite of compositions in the style of his legendary File Card compositions and Zoetropes. Dedicated to the visionary Romanian writer Urmuz whose small, scattered body of work predated Dadaism by decades, The Urmuz Epigrams is a suite of surrealistic miniatures more akin to philosophical aphorisms than actual music. The pieces are presented here in two iterations, as a set of “rare 78rpm records” complete with surface scratches and limited dynamic range, and as a modern reconstruction of same with the full blown studio sound presented in all its perplexing glory. Some of the craziest music in the Zorn catalog!

                                                                  John Zorn

                                                                  There Is No More Firmament

                                                                  There is No More Firmament is a remarkable collection of recent compositions from 2013–2016 that showcase the range, variety and continued creativity of Zorn as he enters his sixties. Connected together with a thread of intensity, magic and madness, the music tells a twisted and complex story of a magical descent into madness. The compositions include two works for brass ensembles, a woodwind quintet, jazz piano trio, string trio and two solo pieces for clarinet and trumpet, with the outrageous trumpet solo Merlin appearing in two realizations—one by jazz master Peter Evans and another by the European classical virtuoso Marco Blauuw from MusikFabrik.


                                                                  John Zorn

                                                                  Filmworks XI

                                                                  Features the Masada String Trio, and their incredible rapport is at its best in this haunting score for Aviva Slesin's documentary film on Jewish children, hidden from the Nazis during the Shoah. Orchestral arrangments, intimate improvisations, lyricism and a handful of new Masada tunes make this one of Zorn's most memorable film scores.

                                                                  John Zorn

                                                                  James Moore Plays The Book Of Heads / CD & DVD Of A Film By Stephen Taylor

                                                                  Composed 1976–8 and now studied by guitarists the world over, The Book of Heads is one of Zorn’s most popular and oft-performed compositions. Utilizing an hermetic language of meticulously notated sounds inspired by contemporary classical extended techniques, the idiosyncratic guitar languages of free improvisation, cartoons, film noir, world music, philosophy and more, they receive a virtuosic reading by James Moore, founding member of the Dither guitar quartet. This special edition contains both a CD and a beautifully produced DVD of a film by Stephen Taylor showcasing the eclectic techniques involved in all its insane glory. An essential CD/DVD release that gives an in-depth view into some of the most gonzo music ever created for solo guitar. Vexing and endlessly entertaining, you have to see it to believe it!

                                                                  Zorn’s compositions for a cappella voice are some of his most sensual and sublime creations. This CD presents his two books of Madrigals scored for six female voices. Beautifully performed by his long time ensemble the “Sapphites” the music is even more varied and challenging than his previous masterpieces The Holy Visions and Shir Hashirim, touching upon minimalism, tonal and atonal counterpoint, textural experiments and more. Inspired by the visionary poetry of 19th century British Romantic Percy Blysse Shelley, a charming lyricism and subtle spirituality rides through the music from first note to last. 

                                                                  John Zorn

                                                                  Mount Analogue

                                                                    Cyro Baptista, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz, Tim Keiper, Brian Marsella, Kenny Wollesen. Mount Analogue Drawing inspiration from the life and work of the towering spiritual figure Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, Mount Analogue is one of Zorn’s greatest creations. Taking the form of a mystical journey, the music jumps from one world to another weaving a rich tapestry that blends world music, jazz, Contemporary classical and more. Featuring Cyro Baptista’s fabulous quartet Banquet of the Spirits augmented by the brilliant Kenny Wollesen on vibes, this is the latest volume in Zorn’s mystic series, and a major new extended composition. Described as aural cinema, even after thirty years Zorn’s file card pieces have never been equalled. A masterwork!


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