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New 12"/LP/CD Releases at Amoeba Hollywood 11/13 - Simoncino, Patrick Cowley, Xosar and more!

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, November 13, 2013 05:36pm | Post a Comment

Dorisburg - Smuts Studs

 

Dorisburg

Smuts/Studs 12"

Boss Musik

Understated but hard-hitting house from one-half of Genius of Time. A-side Smuts is an adroit combination of low-slung disco house and ethereal dubbiness. The lessons from Genius of Time's live hardware sets are in full effect, every element is caught in a pleasing state of flux. B-side Studs is a menacing drum track not far from certain Funkinevil productions and is a gripping 7-minute journey despite lack of traditional melody. A great start for the Boss Musik imprint.

Buy Smuts/Studs 12"

 

Xosar - Wildlyfe Genesis 12"

 

Xosar

Wildlyfe Genesis 12"

Creme Organization

Ominous, minor-key jams from the Hague/SF Electribe Godess. The a-side builds up several creepy synth lines to a whirring climax. The B, Eye of the Rainstorm, is the highlight. It's longing and oceanic, John Carpenter-house. No one's sounding quite like Xosar right now.

Buy Wildlyfe Genesis 12"

 

 

 

 

 

Vessel - Misery is a Communicable Disease

 

Vessel

Misery is a Communicable Disease 12"

Liberation Technologies

Bristolian futurism from Young Echo member Vessel, who has abandoned the gauzy drift of his Tri Angle debut for percussive malice. VMI combines Neubauten's klang with some rudimentary wavo moves. Not For Design opens with a burst of noise and launches into ambulatory Gristleisms.

Buy Misery is a Communicable Disease 12"

 

 

I Am The Center - Private Press New Age in AmericaVarious Artists

I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950-1990 2XCD

I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950-1990 3xLP

Light in the Attic

Spanning new age collection from Light In the Attic. The "this isn't your father's new age" line running through the press materials for this record are a bit odd considering New Age's impact on synth acts like Oneohtrix Point Never, "dance" labels like ESP Institute and digger culture in general has been quite defined in recent years. Perhaps this is aimed at a more rock-oriented crowd. Regardless, it's awesome. Wilburn Burchette's guitar meanderings resemble the humble harmolodicism of CharalambidesContance Demby takes an expansive piano solo over an organ motif which resembles Terry Riley. Underground legends like Laraaji and Iasos appear, and the comp has great flow, with highlight Glide V by Peter Davison closing the record on an appropriately thoughtful note. 20-page booklet and deluxe packaging.

Buy I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950-1990 2XCD
 
Buy I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950-1990 3xLP
 
 
 
Patrick Cowley - School Daze
 
Patrick Cowley
 
School Daze LP
 
Dark Entries/HNYTRX
 
Amazing newly discovered material from the disco/hi-nrg legend. These recording were discovered at the former Fox Studios, a gay porn studio in SF and these recordings are Cowley's recordings for said productions. Like the Catholic reissue from a few years ago, the collection cements Cowley's status as a true visionary. Cowley demonstrates a genius that doesn't require Sylvester or a full danceclub. The 15-minute Seven Sacred Pools works a squelchy arpeggio and ends up with loping, brilliant krautdisco. The title track is a spaceprog epic with charmingly bad mixing, while Out of Body sounds like Ike Yard scoring 2001 A Space Odyssey. Brilliant stuff and a perfect first release for HNYTRX, the new imprint of the legendary San Francisco party.
 
Buy School Daze LP

 

 

Pittsburgh Track Authority

Haywire 12"

Work Them

Pittsburgh Track Authority v.6. The trio has masterfully navigated a path through dubbed-out house, disco edits, acid and more over 11 official, unofficial eps. The constants are a painstaking approach to composition and warm, analog fidelity. On the title track of Haywire, their second effort for Spencer Parker's Work Them, PTA presents a dope drum track that lies somewhere between Robert Armani and Larry Heard's Gherkin Jerks work. Obverse is an icy synth journey that hearkens back to their first eps on Uzuri and FurtherTreated is jittery deep house with meditative pads, 909 claps and a subtle afrobeat influence.

Buy Haywire 12"

 

Simoncino - For My Father

 

Simoncino

For My Father 12"

Creme

Fully realized concept ep from the prolific Italian producer. Two beautiful ambient pieces (Interludes) and three raw house jams (Tapes). Interlude I features a soaring synth solo over a simple bass line, the short piece is rife with drama. Interval I  is more bittersweet, like a boogie take on an Innovative Communications record. The winner here is Tape I which revolves around a Juno arpeggio and lush string synth theme. The messy bassline brings it home, tip! 

Buy For My Father 12"

 

New this week

UNTOLD: Targa/Glare 12" 
MOORE, DENAI: The Lake EP 12" 
SANO: Sano 2LP 
A SAGITTARIUN: Dream Ritual 2LP 
AZARI & III: Body Language 13 CD 
MORELLI, RON: Spit CD 
MORELLI, RON: Spit LP 
BRECHT, JOHANNES: Freedom Walks 12" 
TOHUWABOHU: Tohuwabohu 12"
L.B. DUB CORP: Unknown Origin 2LP 
L.B. DUB CORP: Unknown Origin CD 
CANDYBLASTA: Hippocratic Oath EP 12" 
LIGHT, HARRY: Straight from the Heart 12"
MARK E: Black Country Roots 12"
Mr. G/J'S CREDIT EP 12"    
Jovonn/HOUSE ALA CARTE 12"             
Groovestyle/FREEDOM TRAIN 12"                 
Coki/VOODOO DOLLS 12"               
Hodge/RESOLVE & PROTOTYPE FEAR 12"          
Kelpe/FOURTH: THE GOLDEN EAGLE RMX 12"      
Damian & Jonas/HIDDEN HOUSE-TOOL DUB 12"   
Tirzah/I'M NOT DANCING 12"               
Brad Peterson/THE PERIMETER EP 12"              
Various/DREAMTHIEF 4 CD                    
 Nitri/AGAINST OUR WILL (J:KENZO RMX) 12"     
Dabs/SKULL & BONES (STRAY REMIX) 12"           
Montel & 2 Bit Crew/LOVE REV002 12"       
Etherwood/ETHERWOOD CD     
Etherwood/ETHERWOOD LP + CD             
METALP001 Jubei/TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT 3LP       
METACD001 Jubei/TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT CD    
K. & Appleblim/SILENCIO-PRINS THOMAS 12"        
Arkist ft Lee Risdale/SUMMER SHIMMER 12"       
Chase & Status/BRAND NEW MACHINE EP D12"       
Wilkinson/LAZERS NOT INCLUDED EP D12"        
NG9 Project aka Nail/MONEY GRIP EP 12"         
Feed Me/CALAMARI TUESDAY 3LP         
 Boddika/STEAM EP D12"      
Rinpoche/DEGREDATION 12"      
Bonar Bradberry/RAUM STRASSE 12"    
Jeremy Deller/VOODOO RAY (OPTIMO) 12" 
DJ Wild/NARCO EP 12"              
No Regular Play/ENDANGERED REMIXES 12"