The 14th edition of our intimate in-store series OutIn saw Guided Meditation (Nigel Lopez) and Daniel Peters take to our decks for a Selector Special.
The last time these two got together was back in 2016, for the official Daido Moriyama exhibition afterparty at the Singapore International Photography Festival. They were joined by The Analog Vault Selectors for an evening of eclectic selections, making for a journey through numerous windows and alleyways of music throughout. If you've missed it, here is your chance to check it out!
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For the 7th Edition of our mix series, we have Daniel Peters who has been writing about music for close to a decade, occasionally taking the reigns at parties to play a selection of dance floor burners and atmospheric jams. He’ll claim it’s eclectic, but it’s really just all he has.
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For the 6th edition of our mix series, we have Nigel Lopez aka Guided Meditation, founder of experimental label Evening Chants and indie label Middle Class Cigars. His moniker Guided Meditation is a channel for him to share his discoveries in the experimental/ambient/electronic side of things.
A vinyl only mix by The Analog Vault selectors at The Hive (Carpenter Street) for Sights and Sounds 2018.
All tracks present in the mix are titles available at The Analog Vault - taking you on a journey through psychedelic selections and spiritual vibes. Featuring the likes of Dorothy Ashby, Minami Deutsch, Phil Ranelin, Midori Takada, Uniting of Opposites among others.
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In this next instalment of our Record Store Day 2018 select releases, we are thrilled to drop the needle on these exclusive titles this coming Saturday, 21 April 2018. From the much-anticipated Brian Eno with Kevin Shields 'The Weight of History + Only Once Away My Son' to Senegal's Cheikh Lo classic debut album'Ne La Thiass' to Lil Uzi Vert's commercial debut mixtape'Luv Is Rage', The Analog Vault is set to carry a diverse mix of Record Store Day titles this year.
LARAAJI Sun Transformations
A much-anticipated record for us by Laraaji, ambient music pioneer and specialist in piano, zither and mbira. His name is synonymous with celestial music, cosmic energy and mystical music.
"An exclusive new RSD album comprising remixes and edits of material from Laraaji's recent 'Sun Gong' and 'Bring On The Sun' LPs. This album connects the new age ambience of Laraaji's music to the kaleidoscopic cut-ups of the LA beat scene with remixes, DJ Edits and re-interpretations by Ras G, Natureboy Flako, Dntel, Larry Mizell, Mia Doi Todd, Dexter Story, Carlos Niño, Diva, Benjamin Tierney and Daniel Givens. "Laraaji may be in his 70s, but he's no oldies act. In actuality, he's as timeless as any musician currently treading the boards. Be good to yourself for a change and bask in his magnanimous effusions." - The Stranger" —Press release
BRIAN ENO WITH KEVIN SHIELDS The Weight of History + Only Once Away My Son
"Eno’s most famous partnerships (David Bowie’sLow, U2’s Unforgettable Fire) filtered his collaborators’ songwriting visions through his erudite lens, but “Once Away My Son" is more a meeting of the minds, like his work with David Byrne or Robert Fripp. For nine-odd mind-bending minutes, what you’d guess are Shields’ sub-aquatic drones meld with what are presumably Eno’s gamelan-like chimes, contorting themselves into breathtaking shapes. With its decaying hums, low-end rumblings, and coruscating clatter, the instrumental track may not be groundbreaking for them, but it’s familiar in the best way. The biggest question: Is this good? Unequivocally, yes." — Press release
CHEIKH LO Ne La Thiass
"Cheikh Lo’s music is a unique blend of African styles (most notably Mande, Wolof and Congolese) infused with the Cuban music that was so popular in his youth. He began working on his extraordinary debut album in 1991 and he spent five years honing its unique style. He wanted to record live with real musicians who understood his music. On hearing a demo of Lô’s songs Youssou N’Dour immediately committed to producing. A cast of Senegal’s finest was assembled with musicians from N’Dour’s Super Etoile band, recording and mixing were completed in 9 days giving the album the freshness and immediacy of a live recording." — Cheikh Lo Music
"The effect on first hearing is positively spine-tingling – and it gets better with every play. Astonishingly assured for a debut. Warm and intimate with a spiritual quality." —The Times
SOFT CELL Say Hello Wave Goodbye / Youth Reimagined
"Double-A-sided 12” of new extended versions of Soft Cell’s classic ‘Say Hello Wave Goodbye’ and the fan favorite album track ‘Youth’. Soft Cell were legendary for their well-crafted extended 12” mixes and on these new versions original member Dave Ball uses the original studio parts to create what he and Marc would have wanted fans to hear in 1982. Not remixes but exquisite period reimaginings." —Press release
CZARFACE Man's Worst Enemy
"For Record Store Day Czarface will issue “Man’s Worst Enemy”, a multimedia set featuring an all new CZARFACE comic illustrated by Gift Revolver complete with its own 7"" vinyl companion. The 7” will feature a pulse-pounding soundtrack to accompany the comic, material not included on their full-length with MF DOOM and an exclusive remix to Czarface and MF DOOM's “Meddle With Metal!" —Press release
LIL UZI VERT Luv Is Rage
Philadelphia rapper Lil Uzi Vert's first commercial mixtape,'Luv Is Rage'(2015), is a RSD 2018 exclusive release in yellow vinyl. Individually numbered and limited to 2500 copies worldwide, the album features guest appearances by Wiz Khalifa and Young Thug, it is a blend of slow tempo trap and heavy bangers.
NAS Illmatic: Live From The Kennedy Center
"Two decades after the album’s critically-acclaimed release, hip-hop icon Nas teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., to stage a symphonic rendition of illmatic, one of the most revered albums in hip-hop history. This exclusive vinyl will be available for RSD 2018. Packaging includes gatefold 2XLP 180 gram (heavyweight) vinyl with gold foil embossing, 24x36” 2-sided poster with gold foil embossing, euro sleeve inserts with exclusive event photos with gold foil embossing, and download card of live album." — Press release
Rough Guide To Ethiopian Jazz
"Swinging Addis is thriving once again, with the distinctive ancient-sounding tones of Ethiopia blending with modern jazz interpretations to create a totally unmistakable fusion. From the legendary innovators Mulatu Astatke and Getatchew Mekuria to today’s new generation of artists, this Rough Guide celebrates this burgeoning and most captivating of musical scenes." —Press release
DEMON FUZZ I Put A Spell On You
"The seven-piece afro-rock band Demon Fuzz released their debut album Afreaka! In 1970. It became an instant hit and an popular source for sampling. One of the songs on the album is the cover of the Screamin' Jay Hawkins classic I Put a Spell on You. The 7” edition let us feel the raw power of the mash of Afro-Latin funk, psychedelica and breakbeats. Two other songs can be found on the vinyl, the deep and groovy “Message to Mankind” and the rhythmic shifts of the lengthy instrumental “Fuzz Oriental Blues”.
Demon fuzz formed in 1968 in England and developed from a band started in the soul to a supergroup which implemented funk, jazz, rock and African music in their songs. Highly sought-after 7inch of this cult band, high in demand." —Press release
DAVID AXELROD Song Of Innocence
"David Axelrod delivered one of the great psychedelic albums with 1968’s Song of Innocence, based around the poetry of William Blake. It is considered by many his masterpiece. Song of Innocence is this weird hybrid that no one, not even Axelrod himself, could ever really describe. The listener is pulled in by his melodies, simplistic at first blush, but colored by odd chord progressions and turn arounds, grounded by the drummer Earl Palmer and Carol Kaye’s funk, torn between the juxtaposition of musical elements – a jazz vibraphone solo here, a fuzz guitar tear here, a nod to the baroque in Don Randi’s clavichord comps – and put at ease, always, by Axe’s arrangements, which utilize brass and strings in a way that no 1960s arranger did. It’s worth noting that there are really count-on-your-hand examples of anything that might even be compared to Song of Innocence." —Press release
MARVIN GAYE Sexual Healing: The Remixes
"In 1983, after a six year absence from the upper reaches of the pop charts, Marvin Gaye re-established his soul supremacy with "Sexual Healing", an addictive romantic classic and the final pop hit of his lifetime. This maxi-single, pressed on red smoke vinyl, includes seven versions of this unforgettable song (several making their vinyl debuts), including the original 12" single version, a rare alternate vocal version and remixes by Ben Liebrand, Kygo, SNBRN and more." —Press release
CAR SEAT HEADREST Twin Fantasy
Downloaded over 33,000 times on Bandcamp, this modern indie classic is now available for the first time on vinyl.
A 'RSD First' release, Singapore A-Go-Go is a compilation of Singaporean 60's beat, pop, and “off-beat cha-cha” classics from original vinyl 45’s.
"These 22 supercharged beat-a-go-go tracks defy a common held belief that the Chinese couldn’t rock, groove, or swing back in the 1960’s. The vocals are sung in the dialects of Mandarin and Hokkien and they soar with catchy hooks atop groovy, clever beats. There’s plenty of electric guitar, organ, and crazy percussion rocking and twisting behind it all, at times reaching quite a mad and freaky state of affairs.
Seminal bands of the period like The Stylers and The Silvertones are well represented here backing up a wide array of popular vocalists with Charlie Electric Guitar Band’s Sound of Japan ripping it up on four brilliant instrumental tracks." —Press release
JEFF BUCKLEY Live at Sin-é
A live EP by Jeff Buckley, the four-song EP captures Buckley's 1993 set in the Sin-é coffeehouse in New York City's East Village, the neighborhood he had made his home. The EP includes a live version of two of Buckley's best-known songs 'Mojo Pin' and 'Grace', as well as a cover of Van Morrison's The Way Young Lovers Do'.
While jazz records seem fewer and far between on this year’s Record Store Day 2018 set of releases, we here at The Analog Vault are particularly excited about the following albums being released this RSD.
2 official previously unissued recordings of jazz-funk guitarist Grant Green in over 10 years:
Grant Green - Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970) | Deluxe limited-edition 180gm 3LPs | Resonance Records
Grant Green - Slick! - Live at Oil Can Harry's | Deluxe limited-edition 180gm 2LP | Resonance Records
The vinyl release of Hudson, by jazz-meets-rock supergroup, consisting of multi-generational quartet drummer Jack DeJohnette, bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski, and guitarist John Scofield | Motéma Music
A previously unheard EP by Miles Davis called Rubberband, featuring Al Jarreau and Chaka Khan | Warner Bros/Rhino
An Evening With Ornette Coleman, Part 2 | ORG Music
Thelonious Monk – Monk (Remastered) | Columbia / Legacy
We will be stocking a limited number of these albums to be sold at our store on Record Store Day 2018, 21st April 2018 Saturday, onwards.
More details on each of the titles below.
Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970) | Deluxe limited-edition 180gm 3LP, mastered at Bernie Grundman, pressed at 33 1/3 RPM by RTI.
Remastered audio transferred directly from the original tape reels.
Includes extensive booklet with rare photos by Chuck Stewart, Jean-Pierre Leloir and Christian Rose; essays by noted jazz producer Michael Cuscuna, Resonance producer Zev Feldman, Ina's Pascal Rozat; interviews with organ legend Dr. Lonnie Smith, Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno, Green's son Greg Green (aka Grant Green Jr.), organist Clarence Palmer & more
Slick! - Live at Oil Can Harry's | Deluxe limited-edition 180gm 2LP, mastered at Bernie Grundman, pressed at 33 1/3 RPM by RTI.
Remastered audio transferred directly from the original 10" tape reels.
Includes exhaustive booklet with rare photos taken at the club by Gerry Nairn; essays by acclaimed writer A. Scott Galloway, Resonance producer Zev Feldman, Vancouver DJ Gary Barclay; interviews with Detroit guitar legend Perry Hughes, Green's son Greg Green (aka Grant Green Jr.), drummer Greg "Vibrations" Williams; plus words from Grant Green and keyboardist Emmanuel Riggins in 1975
“Resonance Records is proud to announce the first official previously unissued recordings of Grant Green in over 10 years, capturing the jazz-funk guitar icon during what's believed to have been his only performances in France and Vancouver.Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970) is being released in partnership with the Institut national de l'audiovisuel (Ina) with remastered high-resolution audio transferred directly from the original tapes of the Office of French Radio and Television (ORTF). This is also Resonance's third album released in partnership with INA in a series of ORTF recordings, following 2016's critically acclaimed Larry Young In Paris: The ORTF Recordings and 2017's Wes Montgomery In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording.
In tandem with Funk in France, Resonance will also release a never-before-issued recording called Slick! - Live at Oil Can Harry's captured live on September 5, 1975 at a popular club in Vancouver, BC Canada called Oil Can Harry's. Taped 3 years after the classic Live at the Lighthouse album released on Blue Note in 1972, this marks the latest known official live Grant Green recording on CD and LP.
Both albums will be available exclusively for Record Store Day on April 21, 2018, followed by CD and digital releases on May 25, 2018. Funk in France is being released as a limited-edition, hand-numbered (of 3,000) 180-gram 3LP gatefold set, mastered at the legendary Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios and pressed at 33 1/3 RPM by Record Technology Inc. (RTI). This collection of recordings from the ORTF studios in Paris on October 26, 1969 features the legendary guitarist with bassist Larry Ridley and drummerDon Lamond, with jazz guitar icon Barney Kessel accompanying Green on "I Wish You Love"; plus full concert recordings from the Antibes Jazz Festival on June 18 and 20, 1970 with saxophonist Claude Bartee and organist Clarence Palmer, who both played on Green's classic 1969 Blue Note album Carryin' On, and drummer Billy Wilson. The ORTF studio session was taped for a radio broadcast produced by legendary French producer André Francis. The Antibes recording was taped less than a month before Green's first live release Alive! on Blue Note Records.
The companion album Slick! - Live at Oil Can Harry's is also being released on Record Store Day as a limited-edition, hand-numbered (of 3,000) 180-gram 2LP gatefold set, mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios and pressed at 33 1/3 RPM by Record Technology Inc. (RTI). Featuring a primarily Detroit-based band with Emmanuel Riggins (father of drummer Karriem Riggins) on electric piano, Ronnie Ware on bass, drummer Greg "Vibrations" Williams (Jack McDuff, Lou Donaldson) and Gerald Izzard on percussion, this recording was originally broadcast on CHQM-FM in Vancouver by the DJ Gary Barclay and has been transferred from his original 10" reels to reveal a sterling sonic experience.
Producer Zev Feldman says about these projects, "I wanted to create a really special event celebrating Grant Green and thought that putting out 2 separate albums at once would make a stronger statement than just one. And in fact, Funk in France is actually 2-albums-in-1, with the Paris and Antibes recordings being combined together in one 3LP and 2CD set. Fans will note that the Paris material recorded at the ORTF studio has been previously leaked to YouTube, so we could have just released Antibes on its own, but we thought both recordings deserved the official Resonance treatment. We're also proud to have the family's involvement on these recordings, including the eldest son Greg, who is also an incredible jazz guitarist like his father. These albums showcase what I call Green's "evolution of the funk," and I think these albums will excite longtime Grant Green fans and hopefully bring new fans along for the ride too."” – Press release
Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski & John Scofield - Hudson | Motéma Music
“Music giants Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, and John Scofield, join forces in the electrifying new jazz-meets-rock supergroup, Hudson. Inspired by the beauty and spirit of their home region, New York’s Hudson River Valley, these famed improvisers bring fresh dimensions to Woodstock associated classics by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix and The Band and as well as compelling original compositions.” – Record Store Day website
“On their own, drummer Jack DeJohnette, bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist/organist John Medeski and guitarist John Scofield can each boast careers that are stunning in their diversity and reach, building impressive audiences across a wide range of genres and styles from jazz to rock and beyond. Together they comprise the rare supergroup worthy of the name. What’s brought them together is not just their similarly adventurous and virtuosic music, but a shared love for the scenery and spirit of the Hudson River Valley, which all four call home. ...
The group’s extraordinary self-titled debut, Hudson strikingly captures the atmosphere and beauty of the region while celebrating the extraordinary music that has emerged from it. Mixing original music with thrilling renditions of world-famous songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix and The Band’s Robbie Robertson, Hudson has created an album as spectacular and breathtaking as the Hudson Valley itself.” – Press Release
“Too often, musicians of this caliber who come together under the particular umbrella of a "project" find the end result muddied by any number of difficulties, from individual egos to production excesses. Thankfully, none of that is the case with Hudson, the collective recording by the all-star, multi-generational quartet of drummer Jack DeJohnette, bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski, and guitarist John Scofield. ...
Hudson is a modern update that harkens back -- in feel -- to the great Blue Note sessions of the '60s, when a group of jazz masters could come together to play good music and let off some steam. We need more records like this.” – AllMusic
Mile Davis – Rubberband EP | Warner Bros/Rhino
“In 1985, Miles Davis shocked the music world by moving from Columbia Records to Warner Bros. Records and started recording Rubberband. This album marked a radical departure for him, with funk and soul grooves, and was to include vocals by Al Jarreau and Chaka Khan. The album was subsequently shelved and Davis went on to record Tutu.
Rubberband’s title track has been updated and remixed by its producers, with vocals by R&B / jazz singer Ledisi. Randy Hall and Zane Giles also finished the original version for this exclusive 4-track Record Store Day EP. The cover artwork is a painting by Davis.” – Record Store Day website
“A previously unheard Miles Davis recording is set to be released for the first time. A project called ‘Rubberband of Life’ featuring Al Jarreau and Chaka Khan was shelved by Warner records in 1985; Miles ended up recording his Tutu album with Marcus Miller instead.
The music remained unfinished until a few months ago when the original producers (Randy Hall and Zane Giles) recruited Miles’s nephew Vince Wilburn Jr. and Grammy-winning singer Ledisi to complete the EP. A whole album release is on the cards for later this year.
“It was fat grooves, really funky, Miles talking. It was street and funky and dirty. We didn’t go after writing a great jazz song, Miles wanted the street thing; he wanted the chord changes he wanted to play. The basis was to take it to the street like ‘On The Corner’, it was Miles taking more chances,” said Hall. Giles added, “Miles kept saying ‘I don’t wanna do my usual stuff. I wanna do something different.’”
The EP set to be released on Record Store Day – April 21, with an album sleeve featuring a painting by Miles Davis himself:” – JazzFM
An Evening With Ornette Coleman, Part 2 | ORG Music
“An Evening With Ornette Coleman (Part 2) is taken from a 1965 concert at Fairfield Hall in Croydon, England. This album captures Coleman during a transitional period that showcases his experimentation with contemporary classical forms. The recordings have been released in various forms over the years, though the last US vinyl pressing is now over 40 years old. Presented as the second in a two part series, this reissue shines a new light on the fantastic recording from a world-renowned jazz great. Pressed on 180gram color vinyl at Pallas in Germany, this limited edition release features new artwork and is exclusive to Record Store Day 2018.” – Record Store Day website
Thelonious Monk – Monk | Columbia
“Thelonious Monk's fourth studio album for Columbia Records, released in 1964, featured a sprightly mix of standards ("Just You, Just Me", "April In Paris") and originals ("Teo", a unique arrangement of "Children's Song (This Old Man)"). Monk would use this lineup (himself on piano, Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, Larry Gates on bass and Ben Riley on drums) in the studio and in concert for the next four years. To close Monk's centennial year, rediscover this overlooked gem in his discography, newly remastered at high resolution from the original master tapes.” – Record Store Day website
As part of Memphis record label Stax Records, massive 60th anniversary reissue campaign they have reissued the soundtrack to blaxploitation film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.
Written, produced, directed and even starring Melvin Van Peebles himself in 1971. The film's soundtrack featured a then unknown Earth, Wind and Fire who had worked alongside Van Peebles to compose the soundtrack together. The soundtrack had also foreshadowed the use of sampling in hip hop through alternating hymn-based vocalization and jazz rhythms.
The film was ahead of its time in that Van Peebles had considered the soundtrack as an integral part of the film as quoted, "Most filmmakers look at a feature in terms of image and story or vice versa. Effects and music [...] are strictly secondary considerations. Very few look at film with sound considered as a creative third dimension. So I calculate the scenario in such a way that sound can be used as an integral part of the film."
El Michels Affair will be paying tribute to the Wu-Tang Clan once more with the follow up to their underground cult classic Enter The 37th Chamber. Recorded completely analog, Return To The 37th Chamberwill cover more Wu classics reinterpreted for the live band.
They'll be taking on classic tracks like '4th Chamber' and 'Wu-Tang Aint Nuthin to Fuck Wit', even deeper cuts like Ol Dirty Bastard’s 'Snakes', Raekwon’s 'Verbal Intercourse', and 'Shaolin Brew', from Wu-Tang's 1994 St. Ide’s Hip Hop endorsement campaign.
Several Big Crown labelmates will be featured such as Lee Fields providing vocals on 'Snakes' and Shannon Wise of The Shacks for their version of 'Tearz'. Also making an appearance on their cover of the Method Man joint 'All I Need' is Lady Wray. Original interludes will be interspersed throughout the record to tie the album together giving it a proper cinematic narrative as all El Michels Affair records do.
The vinyl edition of the album will feature 4 different hand painted covers. Originally painted on two sewn together flour sacks in Accra, Ghana by two of Ghanaian Mobile Cinema scene's legendary artists and regular contributors to the Deadly Prey Gallery in Chicago, Heavy J and Stoger.
The album will drop on 14th April. Check out 'Verbal Intercourse' off the album below.
DJ, producer and ex-resident of Hamburg's Golden Pudel Club, Helena Hauff has released a compilation of her earliest recordings from 2011 and 2014 via Dark Entries Records.
The compilation titled, A Tape, was originally released on limited run cassette tape by Handmade Birds in 2015. The collection spans Hauff’s musical universe, from jacking acid-techno to krautish zone-outs and scuzzy feedback interludes. Featuring deep, sinister analog synth sequences, industrial dissonance, and heavy percussion.
All tracks on the vinyl was mastered by James Plotkin with vinyl EQ and lacquer cut by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Housed in a custom made jacket designed by Eloise Leigh, featuring a checkered graphic and black lines, highlighted by yellow and green for maximum visual tension. Also included is a double-sided postcard with notes.
Born on 25th April 1917, Ella Fitzgerald is often regarded as one of the most important and influential jazz vocalists of all time, becoming highly synonymous with countless jazz standards.
Remastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios in Hollywood where the album was originally recorded in 1959 under the supervision of Verve Records founder Norman Granz. The box set will consist of the original 5 LP album with a new 10-inch instrumental EP. Which includes orchestra tracks and additional session material, one of which is a mono alternate take of "Oh! Lady Be Good!" on vinyl for the first time ever.
The set also includes replicas of the five lithographs by French impressionist painter Bernard Buffet and a hardcover book, Words And Music, which has been updated with additional historical information and an afterword by noted author David Ritz.