Vinyl Me, Please Exclusive Pressing (#186/300)
Sundays & Cybele – Gypsy House
Guruguru Brain – GGB-002LP
Vinyl LP, Clear/Half Sky Blue
Released: 2012 (2019 Reissue)
Modern Japanese psych rock, with classic rock lessons and garage grit thrown in for good measure. I would hand this record to Jack White or Ty Segall and beg them to listen. Then I’d bug every fan of obscure 70s Japanese drug music and know they would pick it up immediately. I’ll include a buy link below but I expect they’ll be gone immediately. Tag us if you manage to snap up a vinyl copy, tell us what you think!
THE COSMIC JOKERS Cosmic Jokers. Very rare debut 1974 German SQ quadraphonic LP ,fully compatible with conventional stereo systems, laminated picture sleeve. Amazing German space rock featuring two side long outer space excursions from the band that never was! Studio owner Dieter Dierks invited various different musicans linked to the Krautrock scene including Klaus Schulze [Tangerine Dream] and Manuel Gottsching [Ash Ra Temple], the wine flowed, the acid kicked in and long studio jams were recorded and the results were then edited down into what became the three studio albums released by the ‘band’, legend has it that Gottsching first heard the results when in a record shop the following year! However, all three albums are much revered and include all manner of studio trickery, tape effects, primitive synth action, percussive workouts and more. The sleeve on this copy is graded near mint with no laminate creasing or wear to the opening edge, the vinyl is graded as Excellent with just some faint cosmetic hairlines visible – overall, a wonderful copy of a very rare Kosmiche classic.
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BEST OF 2018
Beak> – >>>
Temporary Residence Limited – TRR309LP
Released: 21 Sep 2018
When Geoff Barrow isn’t busy with Portishead or soundtracks, he’s letting his freak flag fly with Beak>. It’s impossible not to reference the obvious nod to all things Krautrock but it’s its own thing. Took me awhile to catch on. That > kept snagging me somehow, every time it showed up in my Twitter feed. Beak> are masters at Twitter marketing; the constant >drips caught up and here we are. I’m not sure why, but that > just works wonders. Naming your first three releases >, >> and >>> certainly helps. Looking forward to >>>>
HENRY COW Unrest. 1974 UK first press 8-track LP on the black & white ‘two Virgins with dragon’ label, one of the most avant-garde offerings on Virgin at the time, mixing Zappa, Bartok & chamber music with a very British sense of the Progressive, & to magnificent effect, housed in a front laminated gatefold sleeve with the second of the three “paint socks” artwork. The cover shows a little faint scuffing & discolouring, with some foxing to the insideand the label, whilst the vinylhas just a handful of light hairlines to show for its years.
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NEW RELEASE (REISSUE)
Beak> – Beak>>
Temporary Residence Limited – TRR307LP
2 × LP Remastered
Released:2012 (13 Jul 2018 Repress)
Only halfway through my first needledrop; this second album sounds a lot more like straight ahead krautrock. Impromptu Damo Suzuki shreiks would not be out of place here.
If pompous heavy krautrock from the early 70s is your thing, Grobschnitt might be worth digging into. That gatefold is worth the price of admission alone, the fact that it’s on Brain Records makes it somewhat desirable to collector types.
LISTEN: Grobschnitt – Symphony
CAMERA OBSCURA Camera Obscura. Rare 1984 German 3-track vinyl LP, the first & only album release by the obscure German ambient / electronic Krautrock act released on the Originalton West label, including the three-part ‘Die Reise’ and the twenty minute-plus ‘Alle Zeit Der Welt’. There are some cosmetic surface scuffs to the vinyl showing evidence of play and comes issued in the glossy green-tinted picture sleeve which displays a little edgewear and has been AUTOGRAPHED by Mattias Becker on the back in black marker pen under his own image. Never had before, unlikely to ever see again.
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NEW! RSD 2018 Exclusive
First Time on Vinyl
Coffee, Smoke, Marathon.22 RSD records to plow through for tomorrow’s big show, more arriving today and early tomorrow. There will be plenty to talk about, follow along today if you wanna get a taste of what you’ll see in the bins at your independent record stores, this Saturday.
VJ RSD 2018 Show
(w/ co-host Kym Skiles)
Thurs. 19, 1PM EST
CAN Limited Edition. 1974 UK 13-track vinyl LP compiling 1968-74 odds & ends from the Krautrock masters, fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows little of its age & the vinyl is Excellent with few traces of play. Available from https://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=115013 #eildotcom #eil #records #vinyl #rarerecords #rarelps #rock #Krautrock #cratedigging #vinyljunkie #vinylcollection #recordcollection #vinylporn #instavinyl #can