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[Music] JOY DIVISION – ” Unknown Pleasures ” 40th Anniversary Red Vinyl LP — The Fat Angel Sings

Warner Music will issue a limited edition 40th anniversary version coloured vinyl edition of Joy Division‘s debut studio album “Unknown Pleasures” next month. The album will be pressed on ‘ruby red’ 180g vinyl and will come packaged in alternative artwork – a white sleeve that resembles the original Peter Saville design concept. In June 1979, Joy Division released […]

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[Music] Various Artists – Black Pearl Records: Bosporus Bridges Vol. 3

Black Pearl deserves high praise for releasing this retrospective series on some of the wildest funk, psychedelic, beat and jazz records to come out of Turkey. The names aren’t famous, but damn it, they should be.

From Black Pearl’s Bandcamp site:

A wide selection of rare Turkish funk, jazz, beat and psychedelic music from the 1970s.

This is the 3rd issue of the groundbreaking Bosporus Bridges compilation series, started in 2005 with Vol. 1 and continued in 2011 with Vol. 2.

Why did it take so long for the release of Vol. 3? Because deep digging, deep selecting and our wish to serve you Turkish pop music of the highest order, simply takes its time. And it is worth doing so. According to the aspiration of the Bosporus Bridges series you will get extraordinary music, opening your mind and remapping your knowledge of Turkish music.

As Turkish pop music is a hybrid of Western and Eastern elements, it’s not just funk, jazz, beat and psychedelic music but each time a specific Turkish approach to a hybrid pop music. This incorporates Turkish language, instruments, melodies etc., all mixed with electric instruments, drums and sound effects of Western pop music.

Exclusively on vinyl we feature 3 tracks, that will be not available digitally of Figen Han with “Pisi Pisi”, Dönüşüm with “Taek-Won-Do” and Burhan Tonguç with “Du-Bi-Ba”.

Enjoy deep Turkish funk by Seyyal Taner, Süheyl Denizci, Cengiz Coskuner and Erkut Taçkın, Turkish jazz by the Burhan Tonguç Ritm Grubu and Figen Han, Turkish beat by Lili Ivanova, Ajda Pekkan and Fatoş Balkır, Turkish psychedelic by Semra Sine, Serter Bağcan and Harout Pamboukjian, and Turkish-Asian rock by Dönüşüm & Halit Kakınç.

High-Quality LP vinyl pressing with restored and remastered audio material of the original records. Comes in a wonderful, authentic and special seventies old-fashioned cover.

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[Music] Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart


The single that would make Joy Division an international phenomenon is celebrating 40 years since its creation.  It sounds as gloriously shattered today as it did then, and served as the gem in the crown of a brief but powerful catalog.

Where did the time go??

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[Music] Bookmat: Afro-psych ambassador: The incredible story behind one of the rarest Brazilian records of all time

Thanks to Anton Spice of The Vinyl Factory for hipping us to one of the rarest Afro-Psych albums to ever come out of Brazil, this gem by Tribo Massáhi.

You can pick this up at Rush Hour Records in the Netherlands for a reasonable price, if you’re so inclined.

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[Music] Edward Ka-Spel – High On Station Yellow Moon

Though I loathe that I can’t simply buy a download from Edward Ka-Spel (too many of his latest Bandcamp releases are truncated version so that you’re forced to buy a hard copy, be it vinyl or CD), that’s his prerogative. The music is up to the standards one expects from the Legendary Pink Dots‘ frontman.

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[Music] ECM on Vinyl

ECM Records announced that a number of incredible titles will be available for purchase on vinyl. The heavens rejoice!

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[Music] One of the world’s most isolated vinyl record shops opens in Mongolia

From FACT Magazine, it seems Dund Gol Record Shop is bringing vinyl back to Ulaanbaatar. This would make one hell of a pilgrimage to head over to Mongolia in order to pick up local wares and talk shop with fellow record jockeys.

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[Article/Podcast] Mickey McGowan – San Rafael, California: Culture’s Keeper

Mickey McGowan is a Southern California institution, and that’s saying something, considering how many top-notch record collectors live in this part of the world. Dust & Grooves, a wonderful blog covering vinyl-related topics, features Mickey’s shop, and we tie a podcast related to this article below:

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Mickey McGowan – The Unknown Museum by Dust & Grooves on Mixcloud

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[Article] Vinyl or CDs: Tech Doesn’t Do Sentimental — Listening Habits Show What’s Next for Cloud

The article dates from January 30, but for those of you who missed it, Matthew Finnie pens an article for Wired on the harsh reality of the advancement of technology. It favors nothing but the consumer and convenience.

We, who love vinyl, or cassettes, or even CDs, will continually go the way of the dodo.

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[Article] Manna for fans: the history of the hidden track in music

How cool. I had no idea The Beatles were the (accidental) inventors of the secret track!

Here’s more, courtesy of Jude Rogers at The Guardian.