Well over a year in the making, Tiger Lab Vinyl and Madhouse Production Studios teamed up to present Masahiro Ikumi's original score to to the classic 1997 psychological thriller on vinyl for the first time ever. Once again, Tiger Lab enlisted the impeccable work of Heba Kadry of Timeless Mastering NYC to remaster Ikumi's mesmerizing compositions. Not so different from the sounds of Brooklyn's own Sacred Bones or the Tri Angle Records catalog, Ikumi's score is an electronic tour de force filled with ambient layers, eerie vocal choirs, infectious rhythms, and ghostly melodies. A short but powerful listen (six tracks clocking in at 31 minutes), Perfect Blue will haunt your speakers for days.
Limited to 900. After experimenting with sound and storytelling on recent albums, Jeezy makes a grand return to the hustlers’ anthems that made him famous. Rising out of a tsunami-sized beat from longtime producer Shawty Redd, “G-Wagon” is an all-encompassing fight song for everyone committed to survival and prosperity in the face of stacked odds. Between slabs of roiling ATL trap sits the Lil Wayne collaboration “Bout That,” a stealthy attack from two originators with nothing left to fear.
Breakout from David Bowie's ''Who Can I Be Now? 1974-1976'' Box Set. Originally released on RCA on 7th March, 1975.
Breakout from David Bowie's ''Who Can I Be Now? 1974-1976'' Box Set. Originally released on RCA in 23rd January, 1976.
Breakout from David Bowie's ''Who Can I Be Now? 1974-1976'' Box Set. Originally released on RCA on 31st May, 1974.
Tempo dos Mestres (Time of the Masters) is the second album from the tireless, young Brazilian guitarist Fabiano Do Nascimento. It finds its roots in the depths of the Amazon rainforest, passed down through generations of Native Brazilians, and is imbibed by the Afro-Brazilian culture that arose after Portuguese colonization. This blend is not new in Brazil, and is represented musically by great Brazilian musicians both known and celebrated - the guitarist Baden Powell and catalyst Hermeto Pascoal, both direct influences on Do Nascimento - and less exposed, like the experimentalist Carioca, one of Do Nascimento’s mentors, and the Brazilian psychedelic pioneer Lula Cortes, whose album Paebiru rewrote Brazilian rock’s history in 1975. It is the third Brazilian album released on Now-Again, following Seu Jorge and Almaz and Do Nascimento’s debut Dança dos Tempos. Do Nascimento's is joined on Tempo dos Mestres by his long time percussionist, Ricardo "Tiki" Pasillas on trap drums and percussion, and Sam Gendel on saxophone and flute. Vocals are performed by Thalma de Freitas and Carla Hasset. These tracks were recorded live in the studio with no overdubs, straight to 2” analog-tape, and only sparingly mastered to focus on the subtleties of the performances. Do Nascimento’s fans include legendary percussionist Airto Moreira, who recorded Dança dos Tempos and can be found playing live with Do Nascimento. "He’s Brazilian but (his mind is) from a place in Brazil that is not common.” Moreira states. “Fortunately, we still have some musicians who like to play music and who like to touch the instrument and who like that energy!” Do Nascimento takes his music, and his place in Brazil’s lineage, seriously, and he often travels the vast country, spending time in the rainforest, living life as it was lived in the distant past, while studying with still living masters as he searches for new directions of the path trod by the geniuses whose influence abounds in contemporary music, but whose names are still unfamiliar. “Being a musician - feeling, studying, experiencing, living music - this comes first, right?” Do Nascimento questions. “Second, we hope that the depths of knowledge in the music from the masters before us can be shared more, each time, to the younger generations coming.” In Tempo dos Mestres Do Nascimento answers himself with a beautiful entry into the evolving language of timeless Brazilian music.
Mondo is excited to unveil the soundtrack for Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Season One, the Netflix original series, with collectible artwork by Matthew Woodson. Sean Callery’s (Homeland, Bones, 24) score for Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season One took the tonal shift from gritty ground level action to noir. Everything you need to know can be found in “Jessica Jones Main Title” (2016 Emmy® Award winner for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music) with its mix of late night, street corner Jazz consumed by pulsating rhythms and a wailing guitar that creates a musical dichotomy thematically appropriate to the narrative of our titular hero.
Mondo is excited to unveil the soundtrack for Marvel’s Daredevil – Season One, the Netflix original series, with collectible artwork by Matthew Woodson. John Paesano’s score for Marvel’s Daredevil Season One had the unenviable task of setting the tone for the new Netflix television series. Right from the opening credits Paesano creates a powerful sense of urgency and an undercurrent of darkness, crafting some of the most kinetic musical sequences in the Marvel Universe including the bombastic tracks “Hallway Fight” and “Stick.”
Master band leader, vibraphone virtuoso and second most sampled men in hip-hop...Just a fraction of the titles Roy Ayers has amassed in his near-mythical journey through the international Jazz, Funk, Soul, and Hip Hop worlds. As a result of legendary albums like Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976) Stoned Soul Picnic (1968) and Mystic Voyage (1975), Roy Ayers has established himself as a living legend and an idol of jazz cats, crate diggers and true music lovers the world over. Having played with some of the finest musicians in the world, including Herbie Hancock, Guru, Fela Kuti, Mary J. Blige, Ron Carter, Erykah Badu, and The Roots, Roy Ayers has found acceptance from both the Jazz and Hip-Hop communities. In 2003, Ayers gave Rapster/BBE unprecedented access to hundreds of unreleased recordings. This resulting album is the 2nd in the Lost and Found series and what is likely to be a series of albums, giving life to what can only be termed "the holy grail" of any true music lovers search.
Limited to 500 copies. Nobody—and I do mean nobody—has a funkier band than Syl Johnson! His famous Chicago outfit cooks up such powerful rhythms that there isn’t an R&B band in all the land that can come close to touching them. When Syl’s out front in the spotlight, delivering his dynamic vocals while his funky, funky band lets loose with their unstoppable rhythms, I defy anybody with two working ears not to head straight to the dancefloor.
Limited to 500 copies. Will Syl Johnson ever run out of soul? No way, baby. He’s got a bottomless supply! Syl’s inspiring voice and his mighty band, the Pieces of Peace, are a match made in soul heaven. Hit songs “One Way Ticket To Nowhere” and “Get Ready” are just two of the highlights from this LP, adding to his sky high stash of smashes. They’re joined by a super-funky “Annie Got Hot Pants Power,” the uplifting “We Do It Together,” and “Thank You Baby,” and revivals of Jackie Wilson’s “That’s Why,” and the Temptations’ “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” transformed so completely that you’d swear they were written specifically for Syl.
Sleep’s legendary second studio album became a blueprint for ‘stoner rock’, and was originally released in 1992. Widely considered as one of the most seminal albums in the evolution of stoner rock alongside the likes of Kyuss and Fu Manchu. Sleep reformed in 2009 playing selected festival dates, and recently released their first new music in over a decade in 2014, issuing the single ‘Clarity’. The song ‘Dragonaut’ was used in the 1997 Harmony Korine film, Gummo. After the original release of ‘Holy Mountain’, the band signed to London Records and released the one song, 52 minute ‘Dopesmoker’ which the label refused to release. Guitarist and vocalist Matt Pike has found success with High on Fire, while Al Cisneros and Chris Hakius.
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