A landmark album from Milton Nascimento – not only a set that really marked his growth as a singer, songwriter, and overall musical visionary – but also a record that really showcased the collaborative spirit that would be a part of his music for years to come!
The album features Milton with his “corner club” – an elite group of musicians and songwriters from the early days of his career – including greats like Lo Borges and Wagner Tiso – who’d already contributed to his music, but really get a chance to stand in the spotlight here. Borges is particularly fantastic, and shines on the massively beautiful cut “Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser”, which begins the album – and which is still one of the best Nascimento cuts all these many years later!
The sound of the record is impossible to describe adequately – but it’s got a fantastically soulful vibe, soaring and joyous, and really expanded through the participation of the other rich talents. The vocals are mixed perfectly, and the songwriting’s brilliant all the way through – and titles include “San Vincete”, “Lila”, “Paisagem Da Janela”, “Cravo E Canela”, “Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser”, “Os Povos”, “Nada Sera Como Antes”, “Um Gosto De Sol”, and “O Trem Azul”.
Moon – The Area Of Influence, out July 19th via Axis Records, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in 1969. The LP is said to give Mills’ “interpretations of earth’s moon and its profound effects on us and the planet,” using futuristic sci-fi beats and even vocal samples from inside a NASA control room.
Watch a special live set in Washington DC to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing.
Moon – The Area of Influence released via Axis records.
Comprising vital UK techno artists Steve Bicknell and Luke Slater alongside Dave Sumner, LSD’s self-titled imprint launches June 28th with a six-track double-12-inch release called Second Process. It follows on from 2017’s Process EP, the trio’s debut release for Ostgut Ton. The artwork was designed by Heleen Blanken, a Dutch visual artist who has worked with numerous techno acts like Jeff Mills, Peter Van Hoesen and Ben Klock.
Slater has had a typically prolific year so far, announcing a double-EP under his Planetary Assault Systems moniker and a remix EP featuring reworks of his ’90s classic “Love”. Bicknell meanwhile continues to develop his label 6dimensions and recently released an EP on Spanish label Granulart Recordings. Sumner meanwhile is debuting a new live A/V show at Berlin Atonal in August.
Listen to “Process 7”.
LSD will release SecondProcess on June 28th, 2019.
The OST, to quote John Balance’s interview for Compulsion Online, “is [a] slightly new agey, progressive house type thing“.
Taken from the original masters provided by Danny Hyde, “The Gay Man’s Guide To Safer Sex” features a new sexy edit of the main theme. Bonuses “Nasa-Arab” and “Omlagus Garfungiloops” are taken from the 1992 CD only “Stolen And Contaminated Songs”, both being original versions of the radically reworked (for the OST) “Nasa-Arab 2” and “Exploding Frogs” in order to balance the whole album and extend the listening pleasure.
A1. Alternative Theme From Gay Man’s Guide To Safer Sex (End Version)
A2. Exploding Frogs
A3. Nasa Arab 2
B1. Nasa Arab
B2. Omlagus Garfungiloops
B3. Theme From The Gay Man’s Guide To Safer Sex
Musique Pour La Danse will release The Gay Man’s Guide To Safer Sex on June 28th, 2019
Samba jazz funkrecordings from the startof their career.
Early demos by Brazilian group Azymuth are being released for the first time, in a new 2xLP compilation by Far Out Recordings this May.
Demos (1973-75) Volumes 1&2 collects 16-tracks by the group, with Jose Roberto Bertrami on keyboards, Ivan ‘Mamão’ Conti on drums, Alex Malheiros on bass and Ariovaldo Contesini on percussion. Recorded at Bertrami’s home studio in the Laranjeiras district of Rio de Janeiro, the music has been remastered from the original tapes.
Listen to ‘Juntos Mais uma Vez’
Far Out Recordings will release Azymuth Demos (1973-75) on May 31st, 2019
Sdban records are very proud to release for the first time ever on vinyl Golden Hands’ only album released in 1978 on cassette by Moroccan label Disques Gam including the cult classic ‘Take Me Back’!
During the seventies, the Kingdom of Morocco was not spared by the rock and funk wave that went through the world. From Casablanca to Tanger, from Marrakesh to Rabat, nightclubs and other concert halls have seen a good number of small groups, more or less amateur and definitely DIY, some of which have been catapulted onto the international stage like Golden Hands. Founded in 1969 by two brothers and a friend, this cult band brought their rock and funk topped with a Moroccan sauce to Europe after having experienced success in their homeland. Sdban Records is very proud to release for the first time ever on vinyl Golden Hands’ only album released in 1978 on cassette by Moroccan label Disques Gam, including the cult classic ‘Take Me Back’.
Listen to Take Me Back below
Sdban will release s/t Golden Hands on May 10th, 2019