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New Vinyl Releases at Amoeba Hollywood 4/24/14 - Legowelt, Garnier, Octo Octa and more!

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, April 24, 2014 10:18am | Post a Comment

Legowelt - Los Alamos Motel

Legowelt

Los Alamos Motel 12"

Peoples Potential Unlimited

Some reviewers have stated that all Legowelt records sound the same. Mr. Wolfers proves them wrong on this one. Sure, this release bears his trademark analog retrofuturism, but this is very much his "PPU" record. This EP explores lower tempos, noirish melodies and even vocals on "Videophone to Space". The title track has the gated 80s snare and plodding synth progression of a lost-to-VHS low-budget crime flick.

Buy Los Alamos Motel 12"

 

Garnier - AF 4302 EP

Garnier

AF 4302 EP 12"

50 Weapons

New 50 Weapons from a guy who knows a thing or two about producing for the club. The Parisian legend is in fine-form here, delivering dark, peak-time bangers. The highlight may well be "H.E." the record's most minimal, lurid track. A driving and hypnotic bassline bump up against an looped male vocal that eventually utters an explicit come-on through the break. The other two tracks are fine hardware techno.

AF 4302 EP 12"

 

Octo Octa - Where Did You Go

Octo Octa

Where Did You Go? 12"

Argot

The NYC producer continues his prolific run with this excellent two-tracker for Steve Mizek's Argot label. "Where Did You Go" continues OO's penchant for hazy, psychedelic house. A pulsing pad foregrounds a distant melodic lead, building into a classic hands-in-the-air break. The overall sound could be likened to a more floor-friendly SFV Acid.  "Through the Haze" is more minimal and unique. OO reigns in his wandering basslines to a bubbling two notes and a triumphant skyward progression. Some slight jack moves and static strings up top make this feel like a wild update on classic Chicago sounds.

Buy Where Did You Go?12"

 

E.S.P. - It's You

E.S.P. 

It's You 12" 

Underground

Reissue of the raw, sensual oddity from the early Chicago underground. This track is amazing, so much so that a cover version became a massive hit last year. The whisper sing vocals, rolling bassline and string synth chords work everytime. The classic Roland percussion makes this work on the dancefloor, but at its core, this is a deeply personal composition.

Buy It's You 12"

 

NGLY

NGLY

NGLY 12"

L.I.E.S.

Mysterious, sasquatch-stamped white label from the LIES camp. Whoever NGLY is, he has a unique, corroded take on house music. "Speechless Tape" has Galcher style sedate-rapping over a brooding, Chicago-style instrumental. "I Don't Have a Soul" places playful, new age style synth over a tight, banging rhythm track. There is a rather aimless trip-hop excursion, but overall, this record is great and will fly off the shelves.

Buy NGLY 12"

 

2DeepSoul - Moody Sync

2DeepSoul

Moody Sync 12"

Yore Records

Modern update on classic house sounds. These are pristine productions by producers who possess an uncommon level of musical prowess. For example, "Flow Theory", starts with an insistent bassline and far off piano before an exuberant, tasteful organ solo steals the show. When's the last time you heard a good organ solo on a current house record? "Intrinsic" is ace Larry Heard appreciation with some nice hand drumming to boot.

Buy Moody Sync 12"

 

Hotel Lauer - BrudisHotel Lauer

Brudis 12"

Live at Robert Johnson

Philip Lauer has shown he's a formidable producer on his own and in collaboration with Gerd Janson as Tuff City Kids. Here, he gets together with his brother Jacob. "QD" starts out sounding like staid modern house but gets weird with a group of haphazard and charming arpeggios. "Smend" is an acid jam that retains a similar jammy quality, just two brothers having fun.

Buy Brudis 12"

 

New this week:

Kerri Chandler/SUNDAY SUNLIGHT RMX 12"     
 Luke Warm/INSTANT VIBE EP 12"         
Romanthony/THE WANDERER (1993) 12"       
Cajmere/BRIGHTER DAYS-DREAMING EP 12"        
Chip E feat K Joy/LIKE THIS REISSUE 12"        
J. Martin & Eats Everything/HELLO... 12"   
Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee/EDITS 12"    
Dedication/AIN'T GONNA TELL YOU 12"     
Dimitri from Loisaida/TALKIN' BOUT 12"           
 Pharaohs/ISLAND TIME (REMIXES) 12"     
Norma Jean Bell/I'M THE BADDEST B...12"     
Late Nite Tuff Guy/BITE THE DUST 12"         
Mood II Swing/I SEE YOU DANCING 12"        
U-Ka/SUPERNOVA LP 12"            
Patrick Topping/BOXED OFF 12"                  
Adjustment Bureau/EPINE VINETTE EP 12"      
Nitri/LIES (CALIBRE REMIX) 12"            
 Quasamodo & Q Orchestra/BIG PICTURE CD   
Al Kent/LOVE & CARE 12"                  
Kai Alce/AHH! 12"      
Mood II Swing/SCENIC ROUTE 12"     
King Cats/DOWN IN CALIFORNIA (RSD) 12"  
Chris Moss Acid/SLAM THE BOX 12"             
METALP002T  A.I. ft. DRS/WARHORSE 10"   
Diesel, Jarvis, & Harvey/NORTHBEACH 12"    
Seahawks/PARDISE FREAKS CD            
Seahawks/PARADISE FREAKS LP                    
Visioneers(Marc Mac)/MYSTIC BREW (RSD)7"    
Klaxons/LOVE FREQUENCY (REMIXES) 12"   
Martin Circus/DISCO CIRCUS REISSUE 12"       
Loadstar/STEPPED OUTSIDE 12"          
Ron Hardy/RON HARDY EDITS #14 12"      
Wolfgang Haffner/R. VILLALOBOS REMIX 12" 
DE FREITAS, ROEBIN: Doubt 12"
VINCENZO & LANGUAGE: Merry Go Round 12" 
FLUXION: Broadwalk Tales 2LP
MORALEZ: Our House 12" 
KRUDER, PETER: Die Wiener Festwochen 12" 
WESTBAM: You Need the Drugs (DJ Hell Remix) 12" 
MIND AGAINST: Avalon 12" 
SINNER DC: The Sonic Boom Mixes 12"
SINNER DC: The Ambient Mixes 12" 
BUCKETT, AUSTIN: Grain Loops LP 

 

FLORI: Within Reason EP 12"