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Artist: AMOLVACY
Title: A La Lu La
Format: LP
Label: Ultramarine
Country: Italy
Price: $16.00
"Amolvacy is Aaron Moore from Volcano the Bear, Dave Nuss from No-Neck Blues Band, and Sheila 16 of the Laboratory Theater Group, NYC. The band creates compositions from its improvisations centered around strong elemental percussion, radical theatrical vocals, and classical acoustic instruments, reminding of Holy Modal Rounders, Moondog, The Fugs. Recurring themes in Amolvacys texts are the pain of relationships, the affirmation of the feminine in myth, the heros journey, and continuous need to flame the passions of the heart. ⿿A La Lu La⿝ specifically addresses the gap of language in facilitating accurate communication, a gap that only music at its most primal can fill. The back of the album features text by Jose da Fonseca & Pedro Carolino, two Portugese who in 1855 created an English phrasebook titled ⿿English As She is Spoke,⿝ but who faced just one problem: they didnt know any English. The linguistic train wreck that ensues mirrors the play of language, sound, and unintentional humor on ⿿A La Lu La.⿝ - Ultramarine. Edition 500, die-cut sleeve.

Artist: BENE GESSERIT
Title: Still Insane After All These Years
Format: LP
Label: Ultramarine
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
"Eleven new & previously unreleased songs from BeNe GeSSeRiT, the cult Belgian minimal synth duo of Alain Neffe (various instruments including synth, beats, loops, strings…) and Nadine Bal (vocals). Alain started his Insane Music imprint back in 1981, he is a key figure of the European cassette culture and has been making some of the most creative and cross-boundary music since the early 80’s, also with other numerous projects like Pseudo Code, Human Flesh and more recently, his and Nadine’s duo with singer Anna Homler, The Chopstick Sisters. The duo’s debut LP in 1985 “A High, Happy, Perverse And Cynical Cry of Joy” was a real gem and on this new album, they go back to their roots but take advantage of newer technologies and sonic textures - every song has a life of its own. Alain’s arrangements are impeccable and unpredictable, a mad variety of instruments and moods, punchy beats, hypnotic strings, groovy organ, crazy sax lines and an inventive use of sound shaping… at some point you’ll be in the middle of… a choir of frogs??! Nadine, on the other hand, is a muse of this and the OTHER world, she manages to sound like an angel, a child, a siren and an alien, often all in the same track. Our prescription is: listen to this LP over and over for best results, you will discover and feel something new at every listen. BeNe GeSSeRiT make truly charming and personal music that’s hard to pin down: too weird to be classified as pop, but not so much to be just avantgarde, surreal & emotional, sharing the aesthetic choices of Anne Clark, Roberto Cacciapaglia, Laurie Anderson, Kraftwerk, Die Form… Glossy full color covers with insane artwork by Alain Neffe." - Ultramarine.
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Artist: BOSS, MATTIAS/RAYMOND DIJKSTRA
Title: Ins Kahle Zimmer Sinken Blaue Firne
Format: 7"
Label: Ultramarine
Country: Italy
Price: $16.00
"Fantastic "chamber" recording from these two masters of the screeching acoustic metal-on-metal-Amsterdam-based artist RAYMOND DIJKSRRA (whose extremely personal work, redolent of opium, crusty wallpaper and taxidermy, involves accordion, unknown electronics, and voice) and Swiss violinist extraordinaire MATTIAS BOSS. Violin, organ, fork and spoon are the credited instruments here, blowing ice cold gusts into your listening parlor, like twisted classical music from a distant century. Silkscreen jacket. Edition of 100." -Ultramarine.

Artist: CHORA/QUIVERS
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Ultramarine
Country: Italy
Price: $23.00
"CHORA on this recording is joined by BEN NASH and KARL BRUMMER who only enhance ROB LYEs and BEN MORRIS already gorgeous mix of psychedelic free-form improvisation and ecstatic free jazz, with hypnotic percussion, cymbals, bowed instruments, eerie reeds, and an overall ritualistic, shamanic vibe. Guitarist NINNI MORGIA and upright bassist JORDON SCHRANZ have drummer extraordinaire and Milford Graves student MIKE PRIDE on board for the QUIVERS improvisations; get ready for amazing timbral research and creative interplay, sometimes reminding of great historical groups like AMM, Musica Elettronica Viva and Smegma. Artwork by Pascal Nichols (Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides). Edition of 300." - Ultramarine.

Artist: GATE
Title: Damned Revolutions
Format: LP
Label: Ultramarine
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
"Dead C guitarist Michael Morley is finally back with a new Gate LP, after two years, and what a comeback! “Damned Revolutions” has all the traits of Gate’s classic LPs like “Guitar” and “The Monolake”: it starts with dark and fuzzy guitar drones, that build up to create a dense wall of distorted resonance, at times accompanied by sparse electronics and sustained by spectral beats and bass pulses. When vocals break in, it’s magical and poetic, his moaning reminiscent of pre-war blues chants. Side B is a wonderful suite of free rock improvisation, wild noise, echoed vocals, a thick guitar fog, haunting nocturnal blues, cymbal crashes… a mood perfectly depicted on the cover photos, lonely, grey, apparently still, sunless port city landscape. Edition of 300 copies." - Ultramarine.
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Artist: SMEGMA
Title: Ever and Anon
Format: LP
Label: Ultramarine
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
"The mythical LAFMS collective Smegma really needs no introduction, where would we all be without them? How many bands were so ahead of their time (1973!), and have been for so long, like Smegma have? Well, here they are with a brand new LP of their famous mix of free jazz, industrial noise, improvisation, straight-up weird music so typical of these masters / US freaks. On the opening track, they are riding on the amazing drums of historical member Dennis Duck (of Dream Syndicate) to pay homage to their beloved Link Wray with some devilish surf music! Then get ready for some crazy reeds, Aylerian invocations, electro-acoustic meditations, (shrink) chamber music and moments of pure avantgarde, juxtapositions that only they can get away with: a riot in a farm, strange strings riding the waves, guitar riffs and slides with the seagulls, a bat party in a cave, followed by a hot bath of analog synth bubbles… but simply put, Smegma sounds like nobody else! Cover artwork collage by Ace Farren Ford. Also comes with an insert. Edition of 300 copies." - Ultramarine.
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Artist: TEMPERATURES
Title: Eksra
Format: LP
Label: Ultramarine
Country: Italy
Price: $14.00
"Temperatures are a London-based duo formed by Peter Blundell (bass, voice) and James Dunn (drums, synth). Blundells rumbling delayed bass runs against Dunns bursting drums that simultaneously trigger an unruly ARP 2600. Vocals are both muffled and shouting at times and eventually end up getting buried under a (controlled) landslide of sounds. Thanks to their instinctive but thoughtful approach to noise, Temperatures can express a suffocating sense of alienation and mal de vivre, as well as todays over-communication resulting in a helpless lack of communication; but "Eksra" strikes most for its original and refreshing sound, far from the stale cliche that noise so often falls into. They can be compared to other bands like: early Throbbing Gristle, Lighting Bolt and the Dead C." - Ultramarine.

“One of Londons most spasmodically captivating outfits”   Byron Coley - Thurston Moore, Arthur Magazine.

“Bass, drums, and synth as though the instruments had only just been discovered out of an archaeological dig”  Ed Pinsent, The Sound Projector.

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