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Artist: E.M.A.K.
Title: Tanz In Dem Himmel
Format: 12"
Label: Soul Jazz
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Superb cosmic and minimal synth/coldwave German underground masterpiece recorded in the early 1980s and released exclusively here on super-loud high quality 12" vinyl on Soul Jazz by popular demand! This is extremely limited (500 copies only) and contains three exclusive tracks of cosmic heaven by the cult German electronic group E.M.A.K. -- none of which appear on Soul Jazz Records recent E.M.A.K. album. E.M.A.K. were a main feature on Deutsche Elektronische Muzik, Soul Jazz Records journey through German experimental rock and electronic music. Featuring alongside Can, Neu, Tangerine Dream, Cluster and Popul Vuh, E.M.A.K. led the evolution of what was called Krautrock in the 1970s into a more updated synthwave, digital sound in the 1980s -- Tanz in Der Himmel is one of the rarest and most loved cosmic synth/coldwave outings from this cult group." -Soul Jazz

Artist: NEW YORK NOISE
Title: New York Noise
Format: Book
Label: Soul Jazz
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Released by Soul Jazz Records in conjunction with their series of New York Noise compilation CDs. Subtitled: Art and Music from the New York Underground 1977-88. Beautifully produced oversized softcover book of photography. 205 pages, b&w photographs, with various small texts by the featured artists. "New York Noise features amazing photos of the New York music and art scene during the 1980s alongside text from some of the most important artists of the period. The photographs taken by Paula Court over a ten-year period capture the vibrancy of this era when everyone in a band was also an artist, every artist was also a film-maker and every film-maker in a band. The book shows how hip-hop, punk, no wave, free jazz, underground dance and experimental music scenes collided with the art world. With hundreds of stunning photographs of everyone from Warhol, Africa Bambaataa, Keith Haring, Patti Smith, John Cage, Michael Stipe, Liquid Liquid, Julian Schnabel, Futura 2000, Madonna, Jean Michel Basquiat, ESG and many more, the book is a whos who of New Yorks downtown scene. Accompanying text and essays by the likes of David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, Cindy Sherman and others brilliantly evoke this period. With over 400 images, many of them previously published, this is an essential document of a fascinating era in New Yorks music and art scene." - Soul Jazz.
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Artist: V/A
Title: 135 Grand Street, New York, 1979 Soundtrack
Format: CD
Label: Soul Jazz
Country: UK
Price: $14.00
"Soul Jazz Records are releasing separately on CD the soundtrack to this film (with bonus tracks). Featured groups include Theoretical Girls, UT, A Band, Rhys Chatham, Chinese Puzzle, The Static, Morales, Youth in Asia, Steven Piccolo and Jill Kroesen." - Soul Jazz. Includes a 12-page booklet with notes and color photos.

Artist: V/A
Title: 135 Grand Street, New York, 1979 Soundtrack
Format: DVD
Label: Soul Jazz
Country: UK
Price: $17.00
"Garage band line-ups in varying degrees of post-punk musical destruction. Ericka Beckmans film matches the rawness, minimalism and radicalism of the music - a fitting document and visual statement of new forms created out of New Yorks anti-everything musical nihilism, circa 1979. 135 Grand Street, New York, 1979 is history. This is a film about bands made up of painters, filmmakers, actors - and occasionally musicians - thriving and thrashing in the pulsating, vibrant post-punk world of New York where high art met low culture. Ericka Beckman documented the cross-fertilizing art and music scene in New York in the mid-1970s. Her film captures the driving energy and posturing of early No Wave bands performing in a sparse downtown loft. Featured bands include Theoretical Girls, UT, A Band, Rhys Chatham, Chinese Puzzle, The Static, Morales, Youth in Asia, Morales, Steven Piccolo and Jill Kroesen. The film has been shown throughout the world as part of Sonic Youths Sensational Fix touring art exhibition as well as screening before Glenn Brancas shows in New York City (Sep 2009). The mid-price DVD comes in a thin-DVD case with booklet." "If you want to see what the Soho side of No Wave looked like this is the only place youre ever gonna find it." - Glenn Branca. Dual-sided DVD in both NTSC and PAL formats; 60 minutes.
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Artist: V/A
Title: D-I-Y: Do It Yourself
Format: Double LP
Label: Soul Jazz
Country: UK
Price: $22.50
...The Rise of the Independent Music Industry After Punk. The enclosed booklet for the LP set is done in a newsprint punk-fanzine style! "Do It Yourself charts the rise of the independent music industry after punk - from the hundreds of bands and tiny labels that sprung up with like-minded ideals, to the network of shops, manufacturers, studios, printers etc, all connected via a loose network of record distributors that would help define independent music over the following thirty years. Beginning with The Buzzcocks Spiral Scratch EP released in early 1977, on the newly formed New Hormones label, in Manchester, it soon seemed that every town in Britain had its own music scene complete with bands, small labels, record shops and studios. Directly influenced by the ideals of punk - self-determination, freedom of expression, etc - as much as the music meant that these bands were interested in alternatives to the status quo in managing their careers. This meant finding new ways of getting their music heard outside of the mainstream music industry. It also meant new ways of making music away from the traditional guitar, bass, drums and vocals line-up of rock bands. The reasons for these two factors would be sometimes practical (they couldnt get signed/they couldnt play) and sometimes ideological. Pivotal to the development of the scene was the Rough Trade Records shop run by music fan Geoff Travis." - Soul Jazz. "The first records I remember bands bringing into the shop were The Buzzcocks Spiral Scratch, Scritti Politti Skank Bloc Bologna and The Desperate Bicycles. Rough Trade Records had started as a second-hand record shop. In 1977 customers began to bring their own newly pressed-up records into the shop, Travis soon began distributing the records to a handful of like-minded shops throughout the country. This developed into a network and bands soon found they could sell 1000s of their own records with no marketing, management, agents etc. At first, the records were all coming from people bringing in music to Rough Trade in London, but soon new bands would turn up at their local store with their locally-pressed record and this led to the emergence of a music scene in each town. All the bands on this record released their music independently, either themselves or on a small label. Some went on to be incredibly famous and others didnt. This record celebrates all factions and discusses the social and economic conditions that allowed independent music to thrive in the years to follow up to the present day. It comes complete with interviews with label owners, bands, studios, mastering and pressing plants and even printers!" - Geoff Travis. Artists featured are: The Buzzcocks, Kleenex, A.P.B., Fire Engines, The Naffis, Swell Maps, Patrick Fitzgerald, Artery, Blurt, Glaxo Babies, The Flys, Russ McDonald, Scritti Politti, Windows, Icon A.D., Thomas Leer, The Frantic Elevators, Throbbing Gristle, The Last Gang, Biting Tongues, Tom Lucy and Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry. CD also available.

Artist: V/A
Title: Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2: Experimental German Rock And Electronic Musik 1971-83 Part 1
Format: Double LP
Label: Soul Jazz
Country: UK
Price: $30.00
"Deluxe full color gatefold 2LP version, volume 1 of 2. Artists: A.R. & Machines, Can Roedelius, Michael Rother, Popol Vuh, Michael Hoenig, Agitation Free, D.A.F. Harald Grosskopf, Amon Duul II, Conrad Schnitzler & Wolf Sequenza, Broselmaschine, Eno/Moebius/Roedelius, Gila and Wolfgang Riechmann." -Soul Jazz.

Artist: V/A
Title: Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2: Experimental German Rock And Electronic Musik 1971-83 Part 2
Format: Double LP
Label: Soul Jazz
Country: UK
Price: $30.00
"Deluxe full color gatefold 2LP version, volume 2 of 2. Artists: A.R. & Machines, Gila, Neu!, Pyrolator, Sergius Golowin, You, Niagara, Popol Vuh, Rolf Trostel, Electric Sandwich, Asmus Tietchens and Faust." -Soul Jazz.

Artist: V/A
Title: New York Noise Vol. 2
Format: LP
Label: Soul Jazz
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"...Music From The New York Underground 1977-1984. "The new wave of New York art/rock groups such as DFA, the Rapture, Juan McLean, James Murphy, The Strokes, The Liars and Radio 4 all have their roots in the early 1980s New York No Wave music scene. This is the second volume of Soul Jazz Records New York Noise and delves further into the post-punk/dance world of New York in the 1980s. The music ranges from the guitar-driven experimentation of Sonic Youth, Red Transistor and minimalism of Rhys Chatham to the dubbed-out disco of Arthur Russell and Nicky Siano and Pulsallama. All alongside a healthy dose of punk-funk from the likes of Y Pants, Vortex and more. Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham (minimalist classical composer), Jim Jarmusch (film-maker and founding member of Del Byzantines), Arthur Russell, Ned Sublette (writer), Thurston Moore -- all included here -- played key roles in bringing the New York music and art scene together in the early 1980s alongside the artist Jean Michel Basquiat, actor Vincent Gallo, poet Lydia Lunch and a host of other characters. This album features text, original photos and interviews documenting this amazing period."- Soul Jazz

Artist: V/A
Title: New York Noise Vol. 3
Format: Double LP
Label: Soul Jazz
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Latest installment in Soul Jazz Records journey into the underground music of New York City in the 1980s, this time focusing on the electronic dance/post-punk mutations and proto-electro music that originally came out on mainly small D-I-Y labels. Today the new wave of New York art/rock groups such as DFA, The Strokes, the Rapture, Juan McLean, James Murphy, The Liars, Yeah Yeah Yeahs all have their roots in this early 1980s New York Noise music scene. This album features text, original photos and interviews documenting this amazing period. The album will be followed later in the year by a book of photographs of the New York scene as well as an exhibition and series of concerts at the Barbican, London. New York Noise Vol. 3 is compiled and annotated by Stuart Algabright, an important participant in the New York music scene during this period and features music from Implog, Suicide, Snatch, James Blood Ulmer, Dominatrix and many more. Beginning in the mid-1970s, the East Village of New York City, aka Downtown, became a hotbed of musical and artistic ideas. In this small ten-block area practically every musician was also an artist, every artist a film-maker and every film-maker was in a band. Experimental music clashed with the aftermath of punk and groups such as Snatch, Dominatrix and Implog blurred the boundaries of art, punk and dance music. New York City at this time featured a bewildering array of musical communities: the birth of hip-hop in the Bronx: the punk scene of CBGBs and Maxs Kansas City (Ramones, Talking Heads, Television): the emerging art music scene of Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson: the underground disco scene of David Mancusos Loft, Larry Levans Paradise Garage; The free jazz loft scene (James Blood Ulmer, Rashied Ali) and the no wave art/rock scene of James Chance, Lydia Lunch et al. The artists featured here created new music influenced by all these scenes." Artists: Dominatrix, Ike Yard, Dark Day, Boris Policeband, Implog, James Blood Ulmer, Martin Rev, UT, Snatch, Judy Nylon." - Soul Jazz.

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