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Artist: ALIEN WHALE
Title: Alien Whale EP
Format: 10"
Label: Care In The Community
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"Mottel, Langenus and Lesley, who between daytime jobs in Talibam, USAISAMONSTER and Necking possess a collective resume that cites past involvement with such luminaries as Thurston Moore, the Boredoms, Rhys Chatham and the Fluxus movement. "Astral Projections and Suicidal Thoughts" is a head-locking hypnotic trip that admirers of everything from Blue Cheer to Neu! will dig. "Space Boots Foots to Foots" provides another formidable speaker-splintering slab of big-bearded, heads-down, primordial beatnik-blistered rock-a-hula. "Anointus Venomous Atlanticus" is a hulking cosmic magic carpet ride rippled in kaleidoscopic hazes and succulently awash in the transcendental calm of arabesque mirages." - Care in the Community.

Artist: GARY WAR
Title: Zontag
Format: 7"
Label: Care In The Community
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Gary War has produced a highly-considered body of work thats mostly been described as otherworldly, intergalactic, acid-drenched, warped, deranged, often apocalyptic but mostly dystopian, as music journalists try to decipher his original aesthetic. Arguably amongst his best work, this double A-side release of "Zontag" and "Dont Go Out" (Sacred Bones Records, 2009) demonstrates the continually-evolving and dense language of Wars damaged viewpoint, developed since his debut album New Raytheonport (SHDWPLY Records, 2008, reissued by Care In The Community, 2013)." -Care In The Community.

Artist: LARK
Title: Goodbye Man
Format: 7"
Label: Care In The Community
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"After the critical success of I Dont Go (CARE 106LP), which saw Lark front man and songwriter Karl Bielik go solo for a creative regression into a more unhinged psychological sound space than his full band debut ,Goodbye Man sees Bielik return with a beautifully succinct work of minimal coldwave." -Care In The Community.

Artist: MOORE, R. STEVIE
Title: Personal Appeal
Format: CD
Label: Care In The Community
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"There cant be many who possess a back catalog containing more hidden gems and scarcely-touched-upon curios than R. Stevie Moore. Dubbed "The Grandfather of DIY" by some, its the only tag thats ever stuck for this prolific, chameleonic artist, whose cult status has grown over nearly half a century of music-making, and whose back catalog -- which numbers in the hundreds of releases -- has influenced everyone from Sonic Youths Thurston Moore to lo-fi pop king Ariel Pink. This wave of musical admiration from peers, both contemporary and new, has helped push this once most outsider of musicians towards the wider consciousness; the past two years have seen him appear on the cover of Wire, record a session for the BBC, tour Europe and tread festival stages -- the consequences of a most endearingly unfashionable artist suddenly finding himself in fashion. Personal Appeal both showcases why such acclaim is several decades overdue, but in its body of material it actually goes back to way before the magazine covers and rise to cult iconicity that Moore can now justly enjoy. These tracks have been taken from a period in between 1973 to 2001, an era during which he forged a deep connection -- for better or worse -- with New Jersey, after moving there from his native Nashville in 1978. The sheer volume of releases that have come out through Moores career perhaps explain the wider overload of thought that occupies this most frenetic of minds. As he was releasing music on a number of labels, including his uncles HP Music, he also put out swathes more on his own mail-order Cassette Club, which operated out of his NJ home. The cuts on Personal Appeal all derive from this vast, largely un-catalogued well of material that he was creating and self-producing alongside his more official output. The selection tells a story, not through comprehension, but through mood and representation. It veers through surf-rock, freak-folk, touches on bluegrass and country -- a nod to his formative years -- and sprawls outwards to include orchestral flourishes and broader rock sounds; Moores writing has always mixed humor with melancholic sincerity, as indicated on track-titles like "Why Cant I Write a Hit?" and "Pretend for a Second That You Are Very Intelligent." Personal Appeal is a series of snapshots and insights into the mind of a man for whom the only editor he had or could answer to during his NJ years was himself. Its a narrative applied to a mass of frequently brilliant full recordings, half-ideas and experiments, and a reflection on the ups and downs of an artist who continued to strive for his music even when hope of any wider recognition seemed lost." -Care In The Community.

Artist: MOORE, R. STEVIE
Title: Personal Appeal
Format: LP
Label: Care In The Community
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"There cant be many who possess a back catalog containing more hidden gems and scarcely-touched-upon curios than R. Stevie Moore. Dubbed "The Grandfather of DIY" by some, its the only tag thats ever stuck for this prolific, chameleonic artist, whose cult status has grown over nearly half a century of music-making, and whose back catalog -- which numbers in the hundreds of releases -- has influenced everyone from Sonic Youths Thurston Moore to lo-fi pop king Ariel Pink. This wave of musical admiration from peers, both contemporary and new, has helped push this once most outsider of musicians towards the wider consciousness; the past two years have seen him appear on the cover of Wire, record a session for the BBC, tour Europe and tread festival stages -- the consequences of a most endearingly unfashionable artist suddenly finding himself in fashion. Personal Appeal both showcases why such acclaim is several decades overdue, but in its body of material it actually goes back to way before the magazine covers and rise to cult iconicity that Moore can now justly enjoy. These tracks have been taken from a period in between 1973 to 2001, an era during which he forged a deep connection -- for better or worse -- with New Jersey, after moving there from his native Nashville in 1978. The sheer volume of releases that have come out through Moores career perhaps explain the wider overload of thought that occupies this most frenetic of minds. As he was releasing music on a number of labels, including his uncles HP Music, he also put out swathes more on his own mail-order Cassette Club, which operated out of his NJ home. The cuts on Personal Appeal all derive from this vast, largely un-catalogued well of material that he was creating and self-producing alongside his more official output. The selection tells a story, not through comprehension, but through mood and representation. It veers through surf-rock, freak-folk, touches on bluegrass and country -- a nod to his formative years -- and sprawls outwards to include orchestral flourishes and broader rock sounds; Moores writing has always mixed humor with melancholic sincerity, as indicated on track-titles like "Why Cant I Write a Hit?" and "Pretend for a Second That You Are Very Intelligent." Personal Appeal is a series of snapshots and insights into the mind of a man for whom the only editor he had or could answer to during his NJ years was himself. Its a narrative applied to a mass of frequently brilliant full recordings, half-ideas and experiments, and a reflection on the ups and downs of an artist who continued to strive for his music even when hope of any wider recognition seemed lost." - Care In The Community

Artist: PHIZMIZ, ERGO
Title: Eleven Songs
Format: LP
Label: Care In The Community
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"After the critical success of his 2010 debut album, Things to Do and Make, composer Ergo Phizmiz returned to a string of often award-winning commissions for radio (BBC 3 and 4 and German national radio) theater and opera before coming back full circle to the melodic three-minute popular song form. Earlier this year, over the space of a few weeks, and in typically prolific style, he refined and self-recorded a number of ideas that had been forming in his head while busy with other projects. Leaving behind the favorable comparisons to the 1960s Canterbury Sound or Vivian Stanshall of his debut and occupying less identifiable territory, the resulting Eleven Songs is a leaner, harder collection of songs that, as the title suggests, each stand in their own right. Although ostensibly the album consists of ten songs and an instrumental, Ergo considers "Space Dance," a Sun Ra tribute, in the manner of "Lieder ohne Worte," a song without words. With no default mode of music-making, but versed in so many, it would be fair to call Ergo a music conceptualist. But the purposeful construction of his writing and production methods are always in the service, rather than at the expense, of the pure joy of what makes a good song. Anyone who has seen Ergo perform will instantly recognize in these songs his natural theatricality, narrative drive, and a lack of pretension that allows music to be a shared experience. This is a highly addictive album that should echo the chorus of voices that acclaimed his first album with the lament that there arent more pop musicians like this." -Care In The Community.

Artist: PHIZMIZ, ERGO
Title: Its A Sin
Format: 7"
Label: Care In The Community
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Limited edition single-sided 7" in a heavyweight colored card sleeve with gold foil design on front and illustration on back. On the 25th anniversary of the Pet Shop Boys release of Its a Sin, Ergo Phizmiz releases his fantastic baroque-skronk version. Composer, multi-instrumentalist, writer and broadcaster Ergo Phizmiz was described by Mojo as "like Vivian Stanshall, Syd Barrett, and Dali making merry" while he can count amongst his fans Michael Nyman and The Simpsons creator Matt Groening." -Care In The Community.

Artist: SORE EROS & KURT VILE
Title: Jamaica Plain
Format: 10"
Label: Care In The Community
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"Kurt Vile and Robert Robinson were introduced to each other back in 2001 by a mutual friend, and by the following year they had begun recording these recently-unearthed and previously-unreleased tracks. Robinson is a past member of The Violators, has toured in Ariel Pinks band, but is best known for his own outfit, Sore Eros. The EPs title-track takes its name from Boston, Massachusetts, where it was recorded. This unhurried and meandering track, that opens with its simple finger-picked melody on acoustic guitar, is a melancholic evocation of a pastoral idyll enhanced by the solely analog production and harmonious use of a drum machine and Korg synth. "Serum" features Robinsons naïve vocal style, which cuts through Viles gloopy, laudanum-influenced remix treatment of the instrumentation. "Calling Out of Work" returns to the territory of "Jamaica Plain," albeit with a more abstract interior landscape." -Care In The Community.

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