Edrix Puzzle & The Diabolical Liberties
Double Drop Vol. 2
On the A-Side, and hot on the heels of the "Dub Protection & The Sportswear Mystics" cassette, The Diabolical Liberties present their "Birds Of Paradise" EP. This EP all but sold-out and follows the dynamite success of the duo’s debut long player “High Protection & The Sportswear Mystics” and it’s follow-up hype cassette of dubbed out versions (as well as a series of self-released and long sold-out white labels that included collaborations with Nyasha (a moniker of Nubya Garcia) and a super limited On The Corner 10” dubplate.)
On the flip, having debuted on last year’s sold out "Door To The Cosmos" LP, Edrix Puzzle are back with a stonking new EP "Rise To Eris". A modern spiritual jazz number with traditional set up, enhanced slightly with some up-to-date electronix, production and tinkering. There's nods to Adrian Sherwood's merger of reggae and industrial whilst remaining bouyant and light hearted enough for mainstream appeal. Exploring themes and energies in the territory of noir instrumental jazz the cinematic energy is unpinned with driving breaks and psyche fusion meanderings into the extra terrestrial landscapes akin to "Mwandishi" era Herbie Hancock.
A1. The Diabolical Liberties - Everything’S Possible Until It’S Not
A2. The Diabolical Liberties - Birds Of Paradise
A3. The Diabolical Liberties - Getting Off The World
A4. The Diabolical Liberties - Mostly Indoors
A5. The Diabolical Liberties - Herman Chugs On
A6. The Diabolical Liberties - Pacify My Night Bus
B1. Edrix Puzzle - Rise To Eris
B2. Edrix Puzzle - Lapetus
B3. Edrix Puzzle - Eris Fall
Inspiration for many of the songs themes, as well as the title Circles, came from Ralph Waldo Emerson's 1841 essay by the same name, on the symbol and nature of "the flying Perfect." From the opening lines: "The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end." And so it goes. Rust never sleeps.
STAFF COMMENTSAndy says: Do you like The Stooges and Suicide and driving, hypnotic grooves? Then you will love Moon Duo's beautiful third album proper. Now on glorious green vinyl.
A2. I Can See
A4. I Been Gone
B1. Dance Pt. 3
B2. Free Action
B4. Rolling Out
That’s most clear on the dreamy organ and skipping riff of the title track, which recalls the Velvet Underground, or the handclaps and swinging organ bloops over the potent shredding and guttural riff delivered by Johnson in When You Cut. Throughout, Mazes is the sound of Moon Duo carving out their own identity, looking to the horizon, and moving forward.
Ripley says that, as a guitarist and songwriter, delineating between Moon Duo and Wooden Shijps “happens naturally. I focus on one project at a time, and the way the two bands operate is very different. And there are certain limitations that Moon Duo is forced to accept, not having a drummer for example, and I really like that. I like the creative challenge of working with limitations. Having done so much home recording cultivates that. Working with one other person is much different from working with four.”
This meant a vastly different recording process to Moon Duo’s first two EPs, which were recorded fast and at home. Mazes was a more drawn-out process, involving proper recording studios for the first time including the trip to Berlin to mix and re-record certain parts and the track ‘Run Around’. “The working title was Die Blumen [the flowers], so going into the mix sessions we kind of felt like it was becoming our ‘Berlin record’, but in the end it retained the stamp of San Francisco and we liked Mazes title better anyway.” And ultimately, Mazes is a definably American record, recorded against the backdrop of the Johnson and Yamada’s move from the Californian coast to the heights of Colorado. “I think a lot of our music has something to do with the mythology of the road,” muses Moon Duo’s Sanae Yamada. And if Mazes is a quest, a journey through American landscape and music, Johnson concludes that its key is “finding one's place in the world; moving forward, and the different paths one takes moving through life, trying to reach various goals, literally moving; love; pain; change. Or just getting by, and making sense of things”.
STAFF COMMENTSAndy says: Stripped to a two-piece and featuring keyboards and a drum machine, there's still plenty of roving Ripley guitar lines to keep the Shijps-heads happy on this, their second album.
Light in the Attic is proud to present the next installment of the Nancy Sinatra Archival Series with a deluxe reissue of Nancy’s first album, Boots.
The 1966 debut million-selling debut LP, introduced the sassy, blonde, go-go booted icon. Built around her Lee Hazlewood-penned hits, “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” and “So Long, Babe,” the folk-rock era milestone album features songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Hazlewood and more. The catchy and jangly pop hooks performed by the famed Los Angeles session musicians, The Wrecking Crew and Billy Strange’s innovative arrangements provided the perfect sound to help Nancy capture the attention of the world. The new reissue includes two bonus tracks recorded during the album sessions, the non-album b-side “The City Never Sleeps At Night” and the previously unreleased “For Some.”
Remastered from the original analog tapes by GRAMMY®-nominated engineer John Baldwin, the reissue is complemented by a new Q&A interview with Nancy and GRAMMY®-nominated reissue co-producer Hunter Lea.
The CD edition is housed in a digipak and features a 28-page booklet, while each vinyl set is presented in an expanded gatefold jacket (featuring a 20-page booklet)
As Tears Go By
I Move Around
It Ain't Me Babe
These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
In My Room
Flowers On The Wall
If He'd Love Me
Run For Your Life
The City Never Sleeps At Night (Bonus Track)
For Some (Bonus Track)
Suitably smokers-friendly for the iconic !K7 label, the album creeps through shadowy soundscapes punctuated by wild breakbeats and guided by some lost, shamanic instrumental language spoken through dazzling arrays of strings, raptous reeds, sparkly synth work and mountainous bass.
Polyrhythmic throughout, with a keen grip of movement and repetition, it's at times Can-esque, at others reminescent of Floating Points' spiraling electro-jazz epics. Deployed with a focussed intensity, whilst still remaining unhurried and free-flowing, the tracks seek to elevate the listener into clouds of shimmering, electro-boosted, dreamy jazz - and it's absolutely wonderful!
A1: In Readiness
A2: Tree Of Life
A4: Don't Ask Feat. MC Altaf
B1: Can't Say That To You
B2: Little Ships
B4: 1759 (Outro)
Kicking off with Miserlou by the legendary Dick Dale And His Del Tones. Of course you know this one from Pulp Fiction. Put there are other gems here including Peter Gunn by Duane Eddy and tracks by Johnny & The Hurricanes, The Tornadoes and The Frantics.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your board and head for the coast!
A1. Dick Dale And His Del Tones - Miserlou
A2. The Chantays - Pipeline
A3. Duane Eddy - Peter Gunn
A4. The Mar-Kets - Surfin'
A5. The Scarlets - Stampede
A6. Don And The Galaxies - Avalanche
A7. The Frantics - The Whip
A8. The Frogmen - Underwater
A9. The Packabeats - Gypsy Beat
B1. The Tornadoes - Bustin' Surfboards
B2. The Sentinals - Latin'la
B3. The Bel-Airs - Volcanic Action
B4. Johnny & The Hurricanes - Sandstorm
B5. The Gamblers - Moon Dawg!
B6. The Fabulous Playboys - Cheater Stomp
B7. The Rhythm Rockers - Get It On
B8. Kenny & The Ho-Daddies - Surf Dance
B9. The Hunters - Teen Scene
Hang five dudes!
A1. The Challengers - Bulldog
A2. The Lively Ones - Guitarget
A3. Billy Vaughn - Wheels
A4. The Noblemen - Dragon Walk
A5. The Piltdown Men - The Great Imposter
A6. Keith Zeller And The Starliners - Yellow Bird
A7. The Twisters - Count Down 1-2-3
A8. The Atmospheres - The Fickle Chicken
A9. Rhet Stoller - Chariot
B1. Link Wray & The Wraymen - Rumble
B2. Bruce Johnston - Do The Surfer Stomp Pt. 2
B3. The Jetstreams - Bongo Rock
B4. Nero & The Gladiators - Entry Of The Gladiators
B5. The Surfmen - El Toro
B6. Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
B7. The Rockin' R's - Nameless
B8. Jan Davis - Sabre Dance
B9. The Wailers – Shanghaied
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