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The first legit reissues of these rare, stellar LP’s by DC-based singer/songwriter Bob Brown. Richie Havens took Bob under his wing, produced both albums, and released them on his Stormy Forest label distributed by MGM. Although they failed to make a commercial impact at the time, cosmic-folk enthusiasts and vinyl-heads have long placed these albums in high esteem alongside the works of exploratory greats like Tim Hardin and Tim Buckley.  


Now Available via Tompkins Square



”The album further fleshes out the Lewis myth – we see him pictured in that white suit with his famous white Mercedes and a private jet too; we hear him focussing more intently on matters of the heart, and appearing to unravel in the process. “I felt like I was witnessing a full-blown exorcism of a phantom clad in the finest linen,” writes filmmaker and historian Jack D. Fleischer in his brand new liner notes. “This record went further [than L’Amour ]. It was a personal plea, of sorts. Something had gone wrong. Nerves were clearly exposed.” –Light In The Attic Records



Lewis – Bringing You A Rose

Pre-order, HERE.
Digital – Out Now, CD – August 26th, LP – November 18th



謎のクルーナー、はたまたカナダ版ジャンデックとも呼ばれる男、ルイス・バルー。
先週末、突如eBayに現れ、Light in the Attic Recordsにせり落とされた幻のセカンド・アルバム『Romantic Times』(1985)が速攻で再発されることに! もちろん、先にファースト『L’Amour』(1983)も再発している同レーベルから。デヴィッド・リンチ〜アンジェロ バダラメンティからアーサー・ラッセルまで引き合いに出され、オブセッションてんこ盛りの発掘。







Lewis – I Thought The World Of You
from “L’Amour” (Light In The Attic Records LITA 117)

Paradise of Bachelors, a Record Label located in the North Carolina, has announced the first artist-sanctioned reissues—and first-ever vinyl reissues—of iconoclastic English-born, Rome-based folk and experimental music legend Mike Cooper’s classic trio of early 1970s avant-folk/rock records: “Trout Steel” (1970), and “Places I Know” (1971) with “The Machine Gun Co. with Mike Cooper” (1972), named for the 1968 Peter Brötzmann album, on double album
Pre-order and more information HERE.


“The molting began in 1970 with Trout Steel, on which Cooper took a decisive step away from the folk and blues scenes in which he was well-known—he had toured with Michael Chapman and traveled in the same circles as Bert Jansch, Wizz Jones, and Davey Graham, among others—toward the New Thing jazz of Pharaoh Sanders, Sonny Sharrock, and Derek Bailey, without sacrificing any of his lyrical songwriting or forsaking his established roots in the soil of the American Southern vernacular. Producer Peter Eden (Donovan, Bill Fay, Clive Palmer) assembled a crack team of English and South African jazz and folk musicians (including Mike Osborne, Harry Miller, Geoff Hawkins, Stefan Grossman, and Heron) to record these remarkable sessions, and the results are absolutely sui generis, a compelling mix of tradition, group improvisations, and unfettered studio explorations that presaged Cooper’s adventurous work for decades to come.” — via Paradise of Bachelors

from movies for ears


Ela Orleans TUMULT IN CLOUDS

from “Tumult In Clouds” 2LP, reissued on Parental Guidance in January, 2014 available, HERE.
music: Ela Orleans / lyrics: based on a poem by W.B. Yeats “An Irish Airman Foresees His Death” / video: movies for ears
originally pressed on Clan Destine Records in 2012.



Listen To ‘The Onion,’ taken from the upcoming re-issue LP Philip Perkins’ “Drive Time,” out on November 12th via Body Double Ltd., a new Captured Tracks imprint operated by Corey Cunningham (Terry Malts) and Matt Kallman (GIRLS).

Philip Perkins (b. 1951) studied art and motion graphics with Robert Mullen and David Foster (Univ. of the Pacific and Univ. of Oregon) and was mentored by “Blue” Gene Tyranny in music composition and performance. He played in many rock, country and experimental bands. He played as a member of The Residents performance ensemble from 1979 – 1984, as well as serving as their cinematographer and lighting designer. “Drive Time” was composed and originally released in 1985 as a series of pieces composed as an alternative to early morning “drive time” AM radio, and targeted at the same audience: commuters.






From the self-titled Hoi’ Polloi LP – a remastered, reissue of the Richmond, Indiana band’s lone 1972 album, recorded over spring break at Earlham College by means of “bouncing” between two stereo tape decks, is a fantastic collection of country twangers, breathtaking singer-songwriter material, and bizarre tape cut-ups. With five songwriters in the band, what could have felt like another grab-bag student compilation instead feels like lost tapes of Emitt Rhodes hanging with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young while Faust producer Uwe Nettlebeck makes a guest appearance in the control room.. Released as LP/Digital August 6th, 2013 on Family Vineyard / Folk Evaluation.



Hoi’ Polloi – Reissue Trailer



Glenn Jones – Bergen County Farewell (from “My Garden State”)


Guitar player Glenn Jones, founding member of Boston experimental rock group Cul de Sac formed in 1990, will release his fifth full-length and second for Thrill Jockey Records, “My Garden State.” Out on May 14th via Thrill Jockey Records.



released 17 February 2012
“Twilight Peaks,” a formal reissue of Basho’s last recordings, has been available via Smeraldina-Rima. It was mastered for vinyl and CD in its entirity by Glenn Jones (of Cul de Sac fame) and Matt Azevedo, from the original demo tapes.

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