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Sean Lennon

Ava's Possessions - Music From The Film

    Sean Lennon's AVA’S POSSESSIONS film score is the musical backdrop for a quirky and eerie alternatereality that flips the possessions genre on its head, starring Louisa Krause, Carol Kane, Jemima Kirke and Dan Fogler.

    A mysterious, dreamy wash of echoey drum machines and keyboards with dark and foreboding synth arrangements, twangy guitar riffs with a sci-fi western flair, 50s pop, 70s punk, creepy demonic themes interlaced with a touch raunchy, swaggering horns that recalls old school film noir — these diverse elements blend seamlessly to build a world of ominous moods and devilish confrontations, with a surprisingly fresh indie rock edge.

    Lennon acts as both composer and performer on 10 of the songs, the remaining 2 being bonus tracks contributed by A.A. Khan (aka King Khan) and Mary Ochers. Vocalists Karla Moheno, Bishi and Foley Steward lend their voices to “Different Drum,” “Devil Daughter” and “Blame Beelzabub” respectively.

    Lennon has released two previous film scores, Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Undead and Alter Egos, to great critical acclaim. The diversity of these projects is a testament to his range as a musician, with nearly every review commenting on the film's music, calling it one of the single best things about the film.

    Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band

    Take Me To The Land Of Hell

      Following her hugely successful run as curator of London’s Meltdown Festival, this album continues an astonishing bout of creativity for Ono, who is celebrating her 80th birthday with major museum retrospectives around the world, her 10th #1 hit on the Billboard Dance charts, a sequel to her instruction book Grapefruit, winning "Digital Genius" MTV O Award, and spearheading the activist effort against fracking in her home state of New York. A career retrospective book will be published by Genesis in Autumn followed by reissues of her '60s-80s albums in 2014.

      “My new album comes at a very special time for me. The energy I have right now, and the desire to continue to make as much great work as I can, is really moving me forward all the time. This album is the culmination of a lot of ideas I’ve been having over the last few years and I feel proud to release it at such an exciting time of my life."

      Take Me To The Land Of Hell was recorded in New York and produced by Yoko, Sean Lennon and Yuka Honda. Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band includes members of Cornelius and Cibo Matto, plus – special guests for this album – tUnEyArDs, ?uestlove, Lenny Kravitz, Nels Cline and Andrew Wyatt. The album includes remixes by Mike D & Adrock and Keigo "Cornelius" Oyamada.

      Iggy Pop & Yoko Ono

      Waiting For The D Train / I'm Going Away Smiling

        Iggy Pop performs ‘Waiting for the D Train’ live with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band in Los Angeles, and covers Yoko’s ‘I’m Going Away Smiling’ in the studio.

        • Limited edition of 1,000.
        • Beautifully pressed one-side 10" vinyl with a Yoko etching on the flip side.
        • Packaged in a clear plastic sleeve.
        • Proceeds to benefit Paws 4 You Rescue of Miami: www.paws4you.org/

        TUnE-yArDs

        Tune Yards As Yoko

          tUnE-yArDs record Yoko Ono's "We're All Water" and remix Yoko's "Warrior Woman."

          • Limited edition of 1,000.
          • Beautifully pressed one-side 10" vinyl with a Yoko etching on the flip side.
          • Packaged in a clear plastic sleeve.
          • Proceeds to benefit a charity TBD.

          Mystical Weapons

          Mystical Weapons

            Debut album from an explorative multi-instrumental duo: Sean Lennon (Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger) and Greg Saunier (Deerfhoof). Instrumental psych rock & avant garde in a variety of moods and styles. “Whisper of the Blue Tongue” combines Umma Gumma guitar flights with the coarse organ sound of Miles Davis’ early electric period. “Consortium Musicum” feels like one of Morricone’s spaghetti western themes being eaten by a Japanese film monster. “Dirty” is a lovely piece of blocked piano chords and light drumming worthy of Bill Evans. “Gross Domestic” mixes the feel of ’69 Soft Machine and Waka/Jawaka Zappa as brilliantly as anyone since the legendary French free-rock band, Red Noise. Truly, the music here is all over the place, but it’s held together by a rigorous intelligence of conception and a joyful “DO IT” spontaneity that continually challenges both players and listeners. With the mystical weapons Jodorowsky displays in his 1973 film, The Holy Mountain, you need to be careful when selecting just which psychedelic shotgun you need for a specific job. With these Mystical Weapons, you can just relax and leave it to them. They destroy form in any style you can imagine. - Byron Coley

            Yoko Ono / Thurston Moore / Kim Gordon

            Yokokimthurston

              What we have here is a New York City avant garde convergence at its finest. The idea of a meeting between Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore is so perfect, so obvious, the only shock is that it didn’t happen earlier. Recorded last year at Manhattan’s Sear Sound, the album features lead vocals by Yoko, with backing vocals and guitars by Kim and Thurston. It’s a wild collision of song-form, poetics, free-rock and classic glossolalic ecstasy. Yoko has not allowed herself to sound this raw since the earliest recordings of the Plastic Ono Band. There’s a remarkably empathic and comfortable quality to the sound. The three communicate as though they’d been playing together forever.

              The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger

              Acoustic Sessions

                "Acoustic Sessions" is the debut from The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger (Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl) on their own home-grown label Chimera Music. Like a chimera itself - a mythical two-headed creature - The G.O.A.S.T.T. work from one heart despite having two separate minds.

                "Acoustic Sessions" shows their love of quirky and whimsical 60s folk pop, reminiscent at times of Syd Barrett, Incredible String Band and Simon & Garfunkel. G.O.A.S.T.T. weaves narratives around a metaphysical geography of their own devising, finding a surrealist beauty in the mundane. Like Dali’s imaginary landscapes, G.O.A.S.T.T.'s world is a beguiling Wonderland and one stunning debut.

                Floored By Four

                Floored By Four

                  Mike Watt's 'Manhattan project' is a (mostly) instrumental record by four remarkable musicians - Nels Cline (Wilco, Nels Cline Trio/Singers), Yuka Honda (Cibo Matto), Dougie Browne (Iggy Pop, Arto Lindsay, Lounge Lizards) & Mike Watt (The Stooges, fIREHOSE, Minutmen, Dos). All of the Four are gifted players but more importantly they are original, idiosyncratic, and unpredictable musicians.

                  "Floored By Four" shifts effortlessly & unexpectedly between dark and mysterious jazz, avant-punk, exotic otherworldly sounds, strutting Memphis soul, echoing Sun Ra, Booker T, Bitches Brew, Can, Funkadelic, Sonic Youth, Beefheart, and Xenakis.

                  Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band

                  Between My Head And The Sky

                    From Fluxus and performance-art pioneer and Two Virgins to chart-topping dance-music heroine(inspiring punk rock along the way), Yoko Ono has been an innovative and influential force on music and art, while simultaneously campaigning for peace on the world's stage. At 76 years young, Yoko continues to kick ass. "Between My Head And The Sky", a career-defining album made with her new Plastic Ono Band. The record is a gorgeous, mind-melting blend of styles, restating and sharpening themes while plunging into the always-mysterious future. Band includes Keigo 'Cornelius' Oyamada and his band members Yuko Araki and Shimmy Shimizu, Sean Lennon, Yuka Honda (of Cibo Matto) as well as NYC improvisers Erik Friedlander, Shahzad Ismaily, Michael Leonhart, Daniel Carter and Indigo Street. Raw rockers, electronic pulse glimmers, dark late-night improvisations and heart-breaking elegiac ballads- Yoko takes a variety of textual approaches on this beautifully balanced collection of work. A career-defining album by one of contemporary culture's reigning geniuses.


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