New vinyl pressing! Kibi James – Delusions. Out August 25th on Bayonet Records. Mari (guitar, keys), MJ Corless (bass) and Pomi Abebe (drums) join forces in crafting intoxicatingly dreamy melodies, their soft, siren-like voices sweeping you into their world as they bilingually share reflections on love in its many forms – romantic, familial, self – but most prominently the love that comes from their friendship. Co-produced, recorded and mixed by Drew Vandenberg (Faye Webster, SPELLLING, Toro y Moi) at Chase Park Studios in Athens, GA, and mastered by Heba Kadry, delusions is laden with vividly lush portraits of the places they call home – Atlanta, their music community, their physical house, and the sense of home they have in one another.
New vinyl pressing! Welshpool Frillies finds the gang back together, in a Brooklyn basement with producer Travis Harrison. Much of it was recorded live to tape. The catchy ear worms in these new songs are undeniable, as the kinetic energy of the band is captured in its most raw and pure form. The album is brash, no-frills, and punky, inspired by the wiliness of 90s-era GBV.
PRE-ORDER!The Welshpool Frillies release date is July 21st.
New vinyl pressing – Officially licensed from the custodians of Yuzuru Agi’s Vanity Records archives, this edition has been fully remastered from brand new transfers of the original analog tapes by Stephan Mathieu.
New vinyl pressing! Transmitted directly from the scuzzed Appalachian wastes outside Pittsburgh, TOBACCO is back with a new rotten IDM fantasy. Skids and Angels is a beige shower of deranged data beamed straight into your boombox. The palettes are familiar – syruppy synths, fuzzy drum samples, garbled tape hiss – all shattered and fractalized on the tile floor. Cobbling together disjointed breakneck braindance notions with signature Allegheny analog waves, Skids and Angels is a certified headphone freakout. This collection of (mostly) instrumentals shoves the classic TOBACCO production methodologies to their twisted, chopped, and warped limits. Far from the more pop-oriented spaces TOBACCO has gone, Skids and Angels spelunks deep and dank downtempo into the beatmaker cave system and opens up its own high fructose boutique.
A collaged smear of sneering melodies, kaleidoscopic drum and bass fragments, enchanting murmurs, and ratched hi hats, all coated in a charred sugarcrust gloss. Fans of classic electronic backpack pioneers like Boards of Canada and Cheetah-era Aphex will recognize the jargon and vocabulary, but TOBACCO injects this collection of beats and ambient drifts with his signature sibilance and slime. Pushing the envelope directly onto your tongue, Skids and Angels is a flash of glitched out wizardry; spun out and strange, arpeggiated and ready to be dunked directly in your deck.
New Vinyl Pressing! The garage-y psychedelic outsider pop band Being Dead shines bright with their distinctly right-brain songcraft, mischievous humor, and implausibly great vocal harmonies. As they’ve graduated from curiosity to cult favorites, we’ve yet to encounter a single person who dislikes Being Dead.
Recorded at Radio Milk, producer Jim Vollentine (White Denim, Trail of Dead, Spoon) spit-shines Being Dead’s sound without diminishing their weirdo-best-friend vibes. Their penchant for idiosyncratic lyricism and musical unpredictability shines throughout the album as the duo moves between everything from garage rock and pop to Laurel Canyon-style folk.
New Vinyl Pressing – Cigaretts After Sex: Frontman Greg Gonzalez’s ability to set a scene and sustain a mood reels you in deeply. On album opener ‘K.’, a tale of blossoming love etched in tiny details luxuriates over chiming guitars; on the hymn to romantic compulsion of ‘Each Time You Fall in Love’, the suspended animation of Angelo Badalamenti’s heart-stopping Twin Peaks music is echoed. ‘Sunsetz’ and the gently lilting ‘Sweet’, meanwhile, showcase Gonzalez’s ability to weave impressionistic snapshots of romance into melodies that haunt like memories of past loves, all coalescing around his melting vocals.
Though the trio of John Medeski, Billy Martin, and Chris Wood had already expanded the jazz genre with their first three records (two of which we have reissued here at Real Gone Music), it was this 1996 album that really crossed over and won the ensemble a whole new legion of listeners in the “jam band” camp. Recorded in a remote, solar-powered plywood shack in Hawaii (hence the title), Shack-Man brought the ‘70s soul-jazz beloved by the band firmly into the ‘90s, propelled by Medeski’s simultaneously nostalgic yet forward-thinking excursions on the Hammond B-3. A masterpiece of groove, out on vinyl for the first time!
For the last 30 years, Medeski Martin & Wood have explored the boundaries of modern jazz, incorporating hip hop, avant-garde, world music, and electronic funk influences into their fearless improvisational style. Its title taken from the first line of “Old Angel Midnight” by Jack Kerouac (himself a legendary improviser), 1995’s Friday Afternoon in the Universe flings a whole lot at the wall and just about everything sticks, with mid-‘70s Miles Davis the predominant hue in an ever-changing sonic palette. “Chubb Sub” is a favorite, and was used prominently in the Get Shorty soundtrack, but even the most abstract numbers groove and move. First time on vinyl!
This long out-of-print holy grail private press album, originally released by the late Abdul Wadud himself in 1977, is finally being reissued on vinyl. This reissue was originally sanctioned by Abdul himself. Unfortunately, he passed away on August 10, 2022. We thank his family, and particularly his son, Raheem DeVaughn, in assisting us see this masterpiece through to become available on vinyl to a new generation.
There really is no easily comparable album in existence. Abdul Wadud used the cello to make music in a way that was never foresought for the instrument, and this album was the first physical representation of his solo genius.
Sourced from the only copy of the original master tapes in existence. However, due to the severe deterioration of some sections of the tape, the vinyl master lacquers were cut from a DSD transfer of the audio tape. The tape restoration and DSD transfer were conducted by Grammy-award winning mastering engineer Paul Blakemore. Lacquers were cut by Clint Holley and Dave Polster at Well Made Music.