PERHAPS 7.0' LP COMING THIS MARCH
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Boston's PERHAPS return with their seventh album '7.0' on March 27th via Riot Season. Once again it's a spaced out psychedelic wonder, but at the same time pretty hard to define genre wise. But if you enjoyed 'V' and 'Hexagon' be prepared to be enthralled once again.
Limited edition pressing of 300 copies all on white vinyl in a reverse board printed outer sleeve. This album features guest appearances from our old friends Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple / Mainliner), Chang Chang (Hibushibire) and Isaiah Mitchell (Earthless)
" ... My stint with the cosmic beings through the telekinetic transmission had lead to one conclusion; that Perhaps have been in the works on something new. It seems as if they may have landed on the result which Haney had mentioned years ago. Through my continued interest I’ve procured the names of other members of this current project, which include: Sean Mcdermott, Tom Weeks, Ricky Petraglia, David Khoshtinat, Ben Talmi, Makoto Kawabata, Lucas Brode, Isaiah Mitchell, Olivia Kieffer, Tyler Skoglund, ChangChang. Though I can’t say exactly what is to come, it seems as if the ideas that were proposed during my initial meet may have been surpassed. Perhaps’ plans have begun to surface, and we are all at risk, for whatever that means. The great column and the vibrational prismic beings have shifted their attention to earthly matters, it would be foolhardy to not heed their warning. Though, self-preservation may be an impossibility"
THE NOISE BIRDS 'THE DARK SEA HIDES A BRIGHT LIGHT' LP COMING THIS MARCH
THE NOISE BIRDS aka SUISHOU NO FUNE (Japan) & NUMINOUS EYE (USA) release their vinyl debut 'The Dark Sea Hides A Bright Light' via Riot Season on March 20th 2020.
Limited to 300 copies only on black vinyl in gloss finished outer sleeve.
Noise Birds, as a trio of guitars driven by drums, demonstrates a cohesive vision and melding of minds as the layers of sound shift around each other. Improvised together on the spot, these songs ebb and flow as the players communicate without words, focused on working together with the goal of taking the music as far in, and out, as possible. This is music as speech, as collaboration, as friends coming together across an ocean to express themselves as one, presented here for everyone else to hear and enjoy.
The Noise Birds are : Pirako (guitar), Kageo (guitar), Mason Jones (guitar), Mike Shoun (drums)
OZO 'SATURN' LP OUT NOW
Due to a printing error with the album sleeves, the release date has been put back slightly. I'm still hoping to get the finished stock here start of next week (February 10th) and all mail order copies will be sent out then. But there will be a delay in getting copies into shops/overseas distros as they all require stock well in advance of the shop date. So please hang tight while I get it all sorted.
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Formed from the ashes of Drunk In Hell and Blown Out, OZO are a blazing improvised alto sax free jazz rock trio made up from Graham Thompson (Ballpeen), Karl D Silva (Drunk In Hell) and Mike Vest. (Drunk In Hell, BONG, 11Paranoias, Melting Hand)
For fans of Pharaoh Sanders, John and Alice Coltrane. Improvised and experimental alto sax workouts, lead drums, fluid thunder bass and freak out guitar melodies. OZO Saturn is 5 tracks of black impulse meets harmonic stooges.
MIKE VEST TALKING ABOUT OZO
“I’ve been waiting to start a band with Graham Thompson and Karl D Silva. Karl used to play Sax in the Drunks (Drunk In Hell) and Graham is amazing drummer who plays in lots of bands. He can play everything and is really great at production and mixing. Couple of bands fell apart or just became unproductive, so I moved on, like I did. Graham’s drum track were so good and alive that I came up with the idea to have him leading the tracks. Added bass line and asked Karl to blast through in one take. The results came back and it sounded awesome. So here we are.”
Reviews are coming in ...
THE COSMIC DEAD BACK ON THE ROAD SPRING 2020
KUNGENS MÄN 'HART SOM BEN' LP OUT NOW
Delighted to announce a new album by our Swedish friends Kungens Man is at the pressing plant, and due for release on November 29th.
The album will be available in two variants, at the same price. There's a black vinyl edition in a black and pink sleeve, and a pink vinyl edition in a pink and black sleeve. Both come with a printed inner sleeve and download code. Both are limited to exactly the same amount.
Nine months after their acclaimed album 'Chef' (also released on Riot Season) the band return with 'Hårt Som Ben’, a stunning follow up with a debut UK tour to coincide.
Echoes And Dust on ‘Chef’: “From pure psychedelic freak out, to exploratory ramblings, and all imbued with a sense of communal priority to create together a work of immense intelligence, Chef is an album which begs for continued listens and deep immersion. That it is so accessible too, makes that genius shine through even more so. Superb.”
At the end of May 2019 Kungens Män packed a couple of cars full of instruments and life supporting essentials and drove into the woods of Värmland to spend three days in the legendary Silence Studio. It has hosted recordings by bands and musicians like Bo Hansson, Motorpsycho, The Hellacopters, Bob Hund and Union Carbide Productions, the presence felt and seen all over the place.
In between watching VHS tapes with Twin Peaks, Miles Davis and Roskilde Festival 92, cooking pasta, sleeping in bunk beds, Bruce Bannering shirts and chilling in the sun, Kungens Män managed to record about 13 hours of music. Some of it will never reach your ears, but here’s the first slab made public – Hårt som ben – Hard As Bone. Not very hard, that is.
Make sure you don’t miss Kungens Män on their upcoming UK tour:
Dec 1: Glasgow, Nice ’n’ Sleazy w/ Snakes Don’t Belong in Alaska
Dec 2: Newcastle, The Cluny 2 w/ Snakes Don’t Belong in Alaska
Dec 3: Todmorden, The Golden Lion
Dec 4: Manchester, The Peer Hat w/ XUP, Forest Mourning
Dec 5: Bristol, The Crofter’s Rights w/ Stereocilia
Dec 6: Chelmsford, The Hot Box
Kungens Män are :
Mikael Tuominen – guitar & bass VI
Hans Hjelm – guitar
Gustav Nygren – guitar
Magnus Öhrn – bass
Peter Erikson – synthesizer
Mattias Indy Pettersson – drums & percussion
SHIT AND SHINE 'DOING DRUGS, SELLING DRUGS' LP OUT NOW
years and forty releases into their career, Shit And Shine return to
'Doing Drugs, Selling Drugs' is nasty. To my ears it's a perfect mash up of those classic ealry S*S albums, and Craig's more recent dirge rock explorations with USA/Mexico.
It's a one of pressings on transparent green vinyl with download code.
SHIT AND SHINE IN MANCHESTER
THE COSMIC DEAD 'SCOTTISH SPACE RACE' OUT NOW
Delighted to announce the new COSMIC DEAD album 'Scottish Space Race' is being released on September 27th on Riot Season. It'll be available as a double vinyl set in a gatefold sleeve and also as a CD. The vinyl comes in three colours, classic black vinyl, purple vinyl and a third and mail order only transparent violet coloured vinyl.
Heavy psych experimentalists The Cosmic Dead's eighth album - Scottish Space Race - is set to be released on September 27th via Riot Season Records on Gatefold 2-LP / CD and has been mastered by John Mcbain (Monster Magnet, Wellwater Conspiracy).
The album was recorded in their Glasgow HQ with cosmic sound guru Luigi Pasquini, four sprawling chunks of music recorded live amongst a run of momentous late night festival appearances in the summer of 2018. Scottish Space Race is the first Cosmic Dead release to feature the drumming of Tommy Duffin (Headless Kross) and the lap-steel synthesizer yowls of Russell Andrew Gray (Girl Sweat) alongside long-time cosmicians Omar Aborida and James T Mckay.
LA GRANDE ARMÉE 'LA GRANDE ARMÉE' LP OUT NOW
Delighted to announce the debut release by South American band La Grande Armée will be coming out on RS in October. Limited edition 300 only white vinyl LP.
La Grande Armée is an instrumental band that mixes psychedelic stoner and progressive rock inspired by blues and instrumental rock & roll of the 70's, born in November 2017 in the commune of San Pedro de la Paz, VIII region, Republic of Chile. I came across these guys purely by accident earlier this year when their digital EP appeared on a post in a Facebook group i follow. I liked it that much I got in touch with the band and proposed a vinyl version for which they've remixed the EP and added two extra new/live tracks to fill it out.
Check out the albums opening song here
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO UFO 'MINSTREL IN THE GALAXY' LP OUT NOW * BLACK VINYL REPRESS NOW IN STOCK *
Way back in 2004, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O. released the CD only album 'Minstrel In The Galaxy' on Riot Season Records. The decision to make it CD only at the time was down to the epic title track being almost 42 minutes in length. Fast forward fifteen years and new technologies and we have the first ever vinyl release of this classic album, with a new edited especially for vinyl mix by main man Makoto Kawabata.
TARAS BULBA 'ONE' LP - OUT NOW
Delighted to announce the debut album from TARAS BULBA, the new band formed out of the ashes of Earthling Society is coming out on RS next month ...
Taras Bulba was formed in the winter of 2019 by Fred Laird and Jon Blacow. Taking a new direction from their last musical outfit Earthling Society, the duo embarked on an inner space mission for new age ideas, rhythmic mantras, ambient landscapes and creative micro dosing.
Recorded between September 2018 to May 2019 on home recording equipment in different houses and any empty space large enough for a drum kit. A laptop dying with over worked CPU and amps so broken that the only alternative was to record straight into the desk. Working to a true DIY ethic like some paranoid Philip K.Dick character with a tin foil antenna; piecing together tracks created out of the ether like satellite messages from some imaginary planet.
Taras Bulba – 1 is a pot-pouri of Eastern/ Asian sounds, Krautrock Rhythms, ambient landscapes, psychedelic blues and Orb inspired dub. Taking influences from Midori Takada, Tony Scott, CAN, Neu!, 6 organs of Admittance, The Orb and the soundtracks of David Lynch and Angelo Badalemnti.
Fred Laird – vox, electric, acoustic and bass guitar, bouzouki, Alesis Micron, recorder, Tibetan bells, Buddha box, harmonizer, drum programming, kalimba, hammer and bolster, field recordings.
Jon Blacow – drums, gongs, darbuka, LP congas, electronic tablas, Shamisen, ektara, electronic rhythms.
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