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April 29, 2016
 

in this week's update

FEATURED RELEASES

Brian Eno
Higher Authorities
Britta Phillips
Kevin Morby
Tony Conrad
Matt Karmil
East of Venus
Edward Rogers
John Carpenter

 

ALSO AVAILABLE

Andy Stott
Ilian
Horse Lords
Blonde Redhead
Dave Harrington Group
Carlos Nino & Friends
Laraaji (Back in Stock)

+more
 

special announcement

BROOKLYN FLEA RECORD FAIR

SATURDAY, MAY 14 (11am-6pm)

Smorgasburg: 90 Kent Ave. BLKN

The Brooklyn Flea Record Fair once again will be taking over the East River State Park on Saturday, May 14th alongside Smorgasburg food market, including 55-plus record labels, collectors and stores. Other Music is pleased to be joining in on the festivities, bringing out some of our newest releases, reissues, store staples and used LPs that have been stashed away exclusively to sell at the fair. Other vendors include our friends at Sacred Bones, Warp, Secretly Canadian, Luaka Bop, Ghostly International, Captured Tracks and so many more! More details plus the DJ lineup (curated by Red Bull Music Academy) to come in next week's Update.

ticket giveaways

DJ WINDOWS 98 (ARCADE FIRE'S WIN BUTLER)

SATURDAY, MAY 7

88 Palace: 88 E. Broadway, Manhattan
Facebook // Tickets

Next Saturday, MeanRed are once again transforming Chinatown’s 88 Palace from a dim sum banquet hall into a steamy dance floor. That night, DJ Windows 98 (a/k/a Arcade Fire’s Win Butler) will be laying down a DJ set filled with Afro-disco while live percussionists play along! Other Music is giving away one pair of tickets, so enter right now by emailing giveaway@othermusic.com for your chance to win!


WILD NOTHING & CHARLIE HILTON

SUNDAY, MAY 8

Webster Hall: 125 E. 11th St. NYC

Wild Nothing headlines New York City's Webster Hall on Sunday, May 8th, in support of their recently released third full-length, Life of Pause. Jack Tatum and his band will be joined by opener Charlie Hilton (from Blouse), whose excellent solo debut, Palana, was also released on Captured Tracks. A great bill not to be missed, email giveaway@othermusic.com for your chance to win a pair of tickets along with a special edition of Wild Nothing's Life of Pause LP!

this week's update

BRIAN ENO
The Ship
(Warp)

Not filed under Ambient: Brian Eno’s The Ship is four-song album inspired by his interest in both the Titanic and the First World War. Set over the backdrop of dark textures, wild sound effects, processed speech, even horns, Eno’s voice comes to the fore, both processed and naked, often foreboding. The Ship closes with a fantastic cover of Velvet Underground’s “I’m Set Free,” much in the style of classic Eno “pop” records. The chorus here with voices layered sounds like Eno at his freest. Though it almost seemed tacked on to the other two parts of “A Fickle Sun,” it brings a joyful finish to a record surveying man’s obsession with possession. (Read More)

$26.99 2LP (w/Prints)
$14.99 CD ON SALE
$19.99 CD (w/Art Cards) ON SALE


HIGHER AUTHORITIES
Neptune
(Domino)

Originally released as a limited edition LP for Record Store Day and now available on CD, the debut from Higher Authorities is touted in their press release as "a new project from shadowy psychedelic adventurers.” It's clear within the opening seconds of their debut, Neptune, that this is some iteration of the Liverpudlian rock band Clinic. That nasal, monotone vocal could only belong to Clinic frontman Adrian Blackburn, and the chugging, insistent guitar playing sounds awfully similar to that of Jonathan Hartley. Neptune was engineered at On-U Sound studios and Adrian Sherwood's production touches are all over the place, lending it its requisite dubby textures, while the use of drum machines and electronics enhances the other-worldly vibe. (Read More & Listen)

$19.99 LP
$14.99 CD


BRITTA PHILLIPS
Luck or Magic
(Double Feature)

Luck or Magic is Britta Phillips' debut solo LP, but she's far from a newcomer. She handled bass/backing vocal duties in the latter days of Luna, she's made several duo records and soundtrack scores with Dean Wareham ... and going further back, it's impossible not to mention her stint as the voice of 1980s cartoon rock star Jem. So even though this new record is the first to bear her name alone, she knows what she's doing, and the 10 dreamy tracks, split evenly between covers and originals, are proof positive. Working in tandem with producer Eric Broucek (and featuring Wareham on many tunes), the music often recalls the classic sunshine pop of the 1960s, but with a contemporary sheen that ensures things don't get overly retro. (Read More & Listen)

$24.99 LP
$15.99 CD

KEVIN MORBY
Singing Saw
(Dead Oceans)

Kevin Morby gets ambitious on his third solo album. Not that the LA-based singer-songwriter ever seemed like he was firing on less than all cylinders in the past. But Singing Saw is his most fully formed and cohesive effort to date, as Morby frames his dusky vocals and guitar with grand production touches -- swirling string arrangements, gospel-tinged backing vocals, horns, keyboards ... the whole nine yards. You might be reminded of Lee Hazlewood's late-‘60s orchestral country rock, or even of such Wall of Sound-ish affairs from the 1970s like Cohen's Death of a Ladies' Man or Dylan's Street Legal. Singing Saw is an album that aims high and hits the mark time and time again. (Read More & Listen)

$16.99 LP
$11.99 CD ON SALE


TONY CONRAD
Outside the Dream Syndicate
(Superior Viaduct)

The sad loss of contrarian musical force Tony Conrad presents a countercultural black hole in between the equally irreplaceable losses of pop icons David Bowie and Prince Nile Rogers. 2016 sure has been ruthless so far! The aforementioned black hole swallows up a legacy that will remain largely invisible to the masses, but which casts its web from the origins of both minimal music and the Velvet Underground to an undeniable masterpiece of structural cinema (The Flicker, 1965) to a relentless investigation of the political and social possibilities of musical experimentation. Way ahead of its time when released back in 1973, Conrad’s seemingly out-of-the-blue collaboration with Faust really pushed the concept of minimal music, or perhaps better, long-stretched drone music, beyond the strictly defined limitations established by many of his peers. (Read More & Listen)

$23.99 LP
$16.99 CD


MATT KARMIL
++++
(PNN)

Matt Karmil appears to be on a roll. 2016 saw him releasing an excellent, much-acclaimed double-album for Idle Hands, as well as this new full-length for PNN. Where the previous record reveled in abstracted and decisively slowed-down narcotic beats, ++++ finds the British-born and Stockholm-based producer diving further into perplexing musical territory while simultaneously adhering to 4/4 beat determinations. Even though these beats are often muffled underneath a blanket of stripped-down, deconstructed electronica, as well as warm textural patterns, its direction is always one of forward-motion, thus making a clear case for the undisputed experimental nature of house and techno music. A must! (Read More)

$27.99 2LP+CD
$17.99 CD

EAST OF VENUS
Memory Box
(Omnivore)

With the release of Memory Box, Omnivore Recordings, and Michael Carlucci’s bandmates in East of Venus, have given us one joyful musical gift to be cherished within the sorrow of his sudden passing. Completed four days before his death, the album is a fitting tribute to his indomitable spirit. Several years before, Michael (formerly of the band Winter Hours) had gotten together with longtime musical friends and colleagues -- Glenn Mercer (the Feelies, and Wake Ooloo), Rob Norris (the Bongos), and Stanley Demeski (Winter Hours, the Feelies, and Luna) -- the results being this beautiful album. The encyclopedic influences within Michael’s earlier music ring true throughout Memory Box: Stones, Gene Clark-era Byrds, Velvets, Alex Chilton, Ronnie Lane, Faces, Richard Thompson/Fairport Convention, and Television, to name a few. If your musical soul lives in the world of glorious melody played on two guitars, bass and drums, do not miss this record, for sadly, it is the first and last that East of Venus will have the opportunity to give us. (Read More & Listen)

$21.99 LP
$15.99 CD


EDWARD ROGERS
Glass Marbles
(Zip Records)

Following his excellent Kevin Ayers tribute, Kaye from 2014, Glass Marbles finds British-born/NYC-based music stalwart Edward Rogers broadening both his song craft and cast of contributors. Longtime collaborators like producer Don Piper, drummer Dennis Diken (the Smithereens), bassist Sal Maida (Milk ’n’ Cookies, Roxy Music, Sparks) and guitarist James Mastro (the Bongos, Ian Hunter) are joined by keyboardist Joe McGinty (Losers Lounge, Psychedelic Furs), guitarist Ivan Julian (Voidoids, Matthew Sweet), and John Ford (Strawbs), to name just a few of the guests here. Pared down from 50 songs to 18, the album is as timeless as it is diverse, moving through ’70s-era Dylan (“The World of Mystery”), the neo-psychedelia of the Church or World Party (“Bright Star”), rollicking Anglo bar-room rock (“Blackpool Nights”), and some lovely piano-led cabaret (“Stars in Your Eyes”). Throughout, Rogers’ vivid lyrics are delivered with a gently expressive sing/speak in which the cadence of Lou Reed or Steve Wynn is softened by an understated British accent. (Read More & Listen)

$13.99 CD


JOHN CARPENTER
Lost Themes II
(Sacred Bones)

In the film world, the sequel is sometimes subject to heavier scrutiny than its predecessor, even while the expectations may be lower. That’s not at all necessary here with John Carpenter’s Lost Themes II. In fact, the bar is pushed a bit higher. My first reaction, really, was, “What’s not to like? I feel awesome listening to this record, I want to see these movies!” Unpacking this a little, however, it’s definitely all Carpenter, all day: vintage synths, big guitars, arpeggios, ominous tones, spacey themes. Add in big, live drums. Add in muscular passages reminding me of Justice’s Audio, Video, Disco. Carpenter gives the masterclass in being Carpenter. The bar is also raised sonically, the mixes are much more open -- dare I say wider and more cinematic? All in all a very satisfying listen. (Read More & Listen)

$17.99 LP
$11.99 CD ON SALE


ANDY STOTT
Too Many Voices
(Modern Love)

"Too Many Voices is the fourth album from Andy Stott, a follow-up to 2014's Faith in Strangers (LOVE 098CD). It was recorded from 2014-2016 and sees a diverse spectrum of influences bleed into nine tracks that are as searching as they are memorable. The album draws inspiration from the fourth-world pop of Japan's Yellow Magic Orchestra as much as it does Triton-fueled grime made 25 years later. Somewhere between these two points there's an oddly aligned vision of the future that seeps through the pores of each of the tracks. It's a vision of the future as it was once imagined; artificial, strange, and immaculate. Full of possibilities." 

$29.99 2LP
$16.99 CD


ILIAN
Love Me Crazy
(Anthology Recordings)

"Leon Nahat sat on a pier at Hermosa Beach with his guitar and noted how each wave was different. He saw birds fly above and got a feeling. He went right to a recording studio and put “Saturday Song” down in one take, a touchstone of the sole 1977 album Love Me Crazy by Ilian. However, getting “the feeling” is perhaps the easy part, presenting it in a contagious way is where the talent comes in. The songs of Love Me Crazy LP were recorded at different times in different studios. They hang together so well because Illian moved fast and with his virtuosic guitar-playing guiding the way. His music sounds fresh and timeless today because the songs were captured quickly before the magic of inspiration faded."

$24.99 LP
$15.99 CD


HORSE LORDS
Interventions
(Northern Spy)

"West African rhythms collide with just intonation guitars, art-fire saxophone, minimalist grooves, and collaged zapdowns on Interventions, the powerful third full-length from Baltimore’s Horse Lords. The band’s Northern Spy debut is also the first Horse Lords album to explore the classic studio-as-weaponry strategies of yore, mapping the quartet’s raw Baltimore lightning onto the experimental musique concrète territory surveyed by elder heads like Faust and This Heat." 

$19.99 LP
$14.99 CD


BLONDE REDHEAD
Freedom of Expression on Barragan
(Asa Wa Kuru Records)

"Remixes of Blonde Redhead's 2014 album, Barragan, by Chris Bear, Connan Mockasin, Deerhoof, Nosaj Thing, Van Rivers, Alessandro Cortini and Clara-Nova/Gus Seyffert."

$19.99 LP


DAVE HARRINGTON GROUP
Become Alive
(Other People)

"Dave Harrington (of Darkside with Nicolas Jaar) debuts his first solo endeavor, the Dave Harrington Group, with Become Alive. Inspired by the classic jazz albums of the late '60s and early '70s, which experimented with contemporary studio recording techniques and effects, Harrington assembled about a dozen players and recorded days of improvised material, later manipulating it into something that, while fundamentally live, takes full advantage of Harrington's penchant for electronic manipulations of organic sound, applying the same conceptual approach he takes with his heavily effected live-sampling guitar work. Each track is the unique product of Harrington's unorthodox musical make-up -- jazz training and ability; a collaborative, free-minded spirit; and a personal vision of mixing and post-production techniques to tie it together."

$24.99 LP


CARLOS NINO & FRIENDS 
Flutes, Echoes, It's All Happening!
(Leaving Records / Stones Throw)

"Flutes, Echoes, It's All Happening! is the fourth in an ongoing series of highly collaborative records by Carlos Niño & Friends, and features Madlib, Kamasi Washington, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Iasos, Luis Pérez Ixoneztli, Dexter Story, and more."

$25.99 LP
$13.99 CD

back in stock

LARAAJI
All in One Peace
(Leaving/Stones Throw)

This beautiful three-cassette reissue of early, essential Laraaji tapes further reinstates Edward Larry Gordon's position as one of our notable treasures with regards to imaginative electronic and pulsating zither innovations. The fact that he is always identified under the guise of new age music somewhat obscures his ever-brilliant musical ingenuity, also on display throughout these recordings. For Laraaji, the electric autoharp sweeps wildly and openly, showing a deep-felt affinity to both avant-garde minimal music and underground jazz. This is tough, muscular music, which grabs your attention wholeheartedly. In carving out a space beyond the limitations of the ambient and new age genres it inevitably is part of, Laraaji's mastery of his craft brings about a particularly idiosyncratic mode of spiritual transcendence. It is healing music to which the soul can dance.

$34.99 3xCASSETTE BOX

also available

ANTWOOD 
Virtuous.Scr
(Planet Mu)

$27.99 2LP
$15.99 CD

KYLE CRAFT
Dolls of the Highway
(Sub Pop)

$19.99 LP
$13.99 CD

GHOSTS OF THE HOLY GHOST SPERMIC BROTHERHOOD
For (Resonant)

$9.99 CD
$7.99 CASSETTE

GODS OF THE HOLOGRAM
Journey to the Dark Matter Equinox Set
(Sessions at the P.M.)

$29.99 2LP+CD+Cassette+Book
+DVD

GREYS 
Outer Heaven
(Carpark)

$17.99 LP
$14.99 CD

IMARHAN
Imarhan
(City Slang)

$21.99 LP
$15.99 CD

ARIEL KALMA 
Musique Pour le Reve et l'Amour
(Black Sweat)

$39.99 2LP

SAM KIDEL 
Disruptive Muzak
(The Death of Rave)

$19.99 LP

KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD
Nonagon Infinity
(ATO)

$17.99 LP ON SALE
$9.99 CD ON SALE
$34.99 DELUXE LP (Colored Vinyl)

HENRY "JUNJO" LAWES
Junjo Presents: Wins the World Cup
(Greensleeves)

$26.99 2LP
$21.99 CD

MNDSGN
Breatharian
(Fresh Selects)

$19.99 LP

MOIRE 
Gel EP
(Werkdiscs / Ninja Tune)

$12.99 12"

PERE UBU 
The Hearpen Singles: 1975-1977
(Fire)

$15.99 CD

PERE UBU 
New Picnic Time
(Fire)

$15.99 CD

PERE UBU 
The Art of Walking
(Fire)

$15.99 CD

PERE UBU 
Song of the Bailing Man
(Fire)

$15.99 CD

 

PLANTS AND ANIMALS
Waltzed in from the Rumbling
(Secret City)

$19.99 LP
$11.99 CD ON SALE

POWELL / HELENA HAUFF
So Low Remixes
(The Vinyl Factory)

$16.99 12"
 

 

RED HOUSE PAINTERS
Old Ramon (Sub Pop)
*LTD Loser Edition*

$23.99 2LP

LINVAL THOMPSON
Linval Presents: Space Invaders
(Greensleeves)

$26.99 2LP
$21.99 CD

VARIOUS ARISTS 
klangFarBe: German Democratic Republic Tape Music 1983-1987
(Mannequin)

$29.99 2LP

WIRE 
Nocturnal Koreans
(Pink Flag)

$21.99 LP
$15.99 CD

 

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