Created in Brussels in 2015, Azmari is a weaving musical odyssey that expertly fuses ethiogroovee, dub, psychfunk and eastern sounds.
Their debut on Sdban Ultra, ‘Samā’ī’ is described as “a deeply hypnotic experience where mesmerizing rhythms and winding improvisations send the listener into a higher state of consciousness, taking inspiration from artists such as Okay Temiz, Mulatu Astatke, Cymande, Fela Kuti and The Heliocentrics.”
We are very excited to announce 2 new releases, each highlighting a distinctive musical style from the rich musical heritage of Greece. The music on these recordings is almost completely unknown outside of Greece and relatively unexplored by non-Greek listeners. A few years ago, when we got attracted by these sounds, a new and exciting musical universe revealed itself to us. These albums serve as an introduction to these unexplored sounds.
Ena Tefariki is a compilation with various artists from the Greek pop movement of the 60s and early 70s called ‘laika’. Divine Reeds by Tassos Chalkias are some of the most outstanding ‘epirotika’ recordings, psychedelic folk which might please both folk and jazz aficionados.
Booklets with illustrated liner notes will take you back to Greece in the 60s and 70s, a time when the Greek music industry achieved creative and commercial heights. The liner notes are the result of extended research over the past few years.
Radio Martiko will release Ena Tefariki (1961-1973) and Divine Reeds (Athens 1966-1967) on February 1, 2021
Having gotten down and dirty with the X-rated Belgian club tunes of Erotique New Beats, Musique Pour La Danse stick with the late 1980s and jump from the continental mainland to Sheffield for a quick dip in the city’s bustling early bleep scene. Ozone compiles the stellar recordings of local legends Ozone Recordings, each track a vintage coalescence of rave, acid and techno sure to whet any DJ and electronic music historian’s appetite.
We begin with the laser-focused rave atmospherics of
Count Zero’s ‘Silent Prayer #1’, which reverberate throughout the minimal acid
hits of Success’ ‘Tripwire (Deep Bass Strip Down Acid)’ and New Age
Technology’s bleep classic ‘New Age Technology II’
A1. Count Zero – Silent Prayer #1 A2. Zone – Eternal #2 A3. Success – Tripwire (Deep Bass Strip Down Acid) B1. New Age Technology – New Age Technology II B2. Trak 1 – For This II B3. Count Zero – Positive Nuisance #1
Musique Pour La Danse will release Ozone Recordings on January 22, 2021
Mills and Dary began working together while the former was working with Tony Allen on their collaborative album Tomorrow Comes The Harvest, with the duo recording new album Counter Active over the course of a year in studios across Paris.
Their aim for Counter Active was to record as spontaneously as possible, with no MIDI connection or computers used during the album’s production process.
Keyboards/ Synthesizer: Jean-Phi Dary Drum Machine /Synthesizer: Jeff Mills Guitar (on track A): Herve Samb Recorded at Studio Ferber, One Two Pass It, Midilive Studios, MKD Studio, Paris Studio Engineers: Guillaume DuJardin (Studio Ferber), Laurent de Boisgisson (One two pass it), Hugo Bracchi (Midilive), Mixing Engineer: Steve Kovacs Co-Mixing Engineer: Jeff Mills Produced by Axis Records and Many Kind Designs All compositions are written by Jeff Mills and Jean-Philippe Dary.
Axis Records will release Counter Active on February 12th, 2021.
In 1976, when Marcos Resende recorded his debut album with Index, he had hoped to release it with Creed Taylor’s famed CTI Records. Although a deal with the label almost came to fruition, it fell through and the album was shelved by Marcos who had other priorities working with the likes of Gilberto Gil, Edu Lobo, Gal Costa and Carlos Dafé, as well as making music for TV and film.
45 years later, Marcos Resende & Index’s lost self-titled debut album is almost here…
A1. My Heart 5.41 (Marcos Resende) A2. Nina Neném 5.13 (Rubão Sabino) A3. Praça Da Alegria 8.20 (Marcos Resende) B1. Nergal 9.17 (Marcos Resende) B2. Martina 10.09 (Marcos Resende) B3. Behind The Moon 4.06 (Marcos Resende)
Far Out Recordings will release Marcos Resende & Index on January 29th, 2021
Legendary electronic auteur Bernard Szajner‘s 1980 LP Some Deaths Take Forever is being reissued on vinyl for the first time, this January via Cortizona.
Originally released on Pathé in 1980, the influence and the impact of Some Deaths Take Forever is still vibrating: Carl Craig mentioned it as his all time favorite album in Future Mag, the signature sound of Oneohtrix Point Never feels almost like a not so hidden tribute and the killer sci fi electronics of tracks Ressurector or A Kind Of Freedom resonates through the discography of Air and Daft Punk, to name a few.
The album’s first ever vinyl reissue will feature 5 previously unreleased tracks taken from the same recordings sessions, as well as liner notes by Karel Beer and John Olson.
Listen to Some Deaths Take Forever on Spotify
A1. Bernard Szajner – Welcome To Death Row A2. Bernard Szajner – Ritual A3. Bernard Szajner – Execute B1. Bernard Szajner – Ressurector B2. Bernard Szajner – Terms Of Reality (Radio Phase) B3. Bernard Szajner – The MemoryB4. Bernard Szajner – New Body Form (Radio Phase) B5. Bernard Szajner – Suspended Animation B6. Bernard Szajner – The Difference Is Not All That Great (Radio Phase) B7. Bernard Szajner – A Kind Of Freedom C1. Bernard Szajner – A Single Broken Wing* C2. Bernard Szajner – And Executed* C3. Bernard Szajner – Thol Onsia* D1. Bernard Szajner – Warden Plays* D2. Bernard Szajner – Er Aera*
*previously unreleased tracks
Cortizona willrelease Some Deaths Take Forever January 21st, 2021.