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David Axelrod
Song Of Innocence

Long awaited reissue here from David Axelrod, who made a touching tribute to poet William Blake in Song of Innocence. Deceptive in its welcoming, cozy melodic furniture, it becomes an odd, illusory piece of work, infused with unexpected chords, jazzy timbres and baroque displacements. Axelrod's songs never end up the same ones you stepped into; this is a classic of both another time and place.

Atomic Forest
Disco Roar

A newly exhumed gem from the only-recently re-discovered Indian underground / psychedelic scene of the 1970s, Disco Roar is the third album from the collective Atomic Forest. It comes on Now-Again records, who’ve made it their mission to tell the story of the band itself and the scene of which they were a part on 2011 anthology Obsession, but even they weren’t aware of this hidden treasure at the time. 

Kashmere Stage Band
Texas Thunder Soul 1968-1974


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David Axelrod
Songs Of Experience

Wait! Come back! This isn't a reissue of that U2 album, I promise! This is David Axelrod's second album first release in 1969, and the sequel to Songs of Innocence. Like his first album, this is a lushly orchestrated interpretations of the poetry of one William Blake. As the name might suggest, this time Axelrod was concerned with the darker aspects of life.

David Axelrod
Earth Rot Instrumentals

The plush compositional style that the late David Axelrod laid down in the 1960’s still exerts great influence on popular music. His way with orchestral arrangements - post-Library, proto-Lynchian - is instantly recognisable when it crops up in the work of everyone from Adrian Younge to Tyler, The Creator. It makes sense, then, that someone thought to strip out all the vocals and just focus on Axelrod’s instrumentals. 1970’s Earth Rot, a LP in which Axelrod started to explore jazz further than on his previous records, is the lucky album this time around.

Heliocentrics & Melvin Van Peebles
The Last Transmission

Hot on the heels of their joyous collaborative 2LP with Afrobeat trailblazer Orlando Julius, London's leftfield funk heroes Heliocentrics are at it again, this time on an LP with Melvin Van Peebles, a filmmaker, musician and author best known for his Brer Soul trilogy of albums in the '70s and for writing, producing, scoring, directing and starring in the 1971 film 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song'. The result is an interplanetary space/love odyssey which the band consider their defining work.

The Grodeck Whipperjenny
The Grodeck Whipperjenny

The Grodeck WhipperJenny is a perfectly executed psychedelic funk rock masterpiece. It is the brainchild of James Brown’s bandleader David Matthews, who at the time, was relatively unknown. It was originally released in 1970 on James Brown’s People label. This is it’s first reissue since those heady days.
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Karl Hector & The Malcouns
Non Ex Orbis

Third album, and first in ten years from kraut-jazz-rock band Karl Hector & The Malcouns. The band are from Munich, historically fertile ground for krautrock producing the likes of Amon Düül and Popol Vuh. On Non Ex Orbis The Malcouns do their city proud, improvising around their experimental brand of music.

Witch
In The Past

Now-Again continue to tell the story of Witch and their garage rock/funk hybrid by reissuing 'In The Past', a record initially released back in 1974. Witch -- also known as We Intend To Cause Havoc - fused genres gleefully into a sound unprecedented within the Zambian scene beforehand. 'In The Past' is a Zamrock cornerstone.

Pride
Pride

Highly influential recorder, producer and composer David Axelrod teamed up with offspring Michael for this rather obscure project. Nooney Rickett’s mournful voice dances over Axelrod & Son Ltd.’s arrangements of faintly Latin-tinged, 1970s West-coast psych; all elegantly sun-baked, throat-parched and artfully dreary.
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Lightmen Plus One
Energy Control Center

Bubbha Thomas, bandleader and drummer, worked in the background, touring the US with R&B revues and playing as a session musician.He was then inspired and affected by the civil rights movement of 1960s America and the trailblazing music of John Coltrane. He formed his band The Lightmen. Energy Control Center, his third LP is a masterpiece of '70s maverick, spiritual jazz from Houston, Texas.
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Fabiano Do Nascimento
Tempo Dos Mestres

Fabiano Do Nascimento is a Brazilian guitarist who draws on the rich swirl of musical history in the country to create his own special blend. Tempo Dos Mestres was recorded live in the studio with a small band made up of a percussionist, a sax / flute player and two vocalists. No overdubs, just directly-flowing liquid guitar magic. Released by No-Again.

Various
Welcome To Zamrock! Vol. 2: How Zambia’s Liberation Led To A Rock Revolution 1972-1977

Zamrock, in case you have been depriving yourself of its joy, is the sound that Zambia came up with in the 1970’s in response to the twin wonders of James Brown-esque funk and psychedelic rock from the likes of Jimi Hendrix. Welcome To Zamrock! Vol. 2 walks you through the story of the genre and gives you some amazing tracks to get funky with. Double LP edition and CD edition with book, on Now-Again.
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David Axelrod
Earth Rot

Earth Rot was the third album by composer David Axelrod. It was also the final part of his Capitol trilogy which included Songs Of Innocence and Songs Of Experience. It was originally released in 1970 and bemoans the state of the environment in L.A. at the time. This reissue is a 2LP version which adds an instrumental version of the original choral LP, a request Axelrod made before his death in 2017. Limited edition 2LP, includes 28 page booklet on Now-Again.

Various
Welcome To Zamrock! Vol. 1: How Zambia’s Liberation Led To A Rock Revolution 1972-77

Zamrock, in case you have been depriving yourself of its joy, is the sound that Zambia came up with in the 1970’s in response to the twin wonders of James Brown-esque funk and psychedelic rock from the likes of Jimi Hendrix. This rich compilation walks you through the story of the genre and gives you some amazing tracks to get funky with. Double LP and CD edition with book, on Now-Again.
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Ngozi Family
Day of Judgement

An important reissue of Paul Ngozi’s debut album. A fine example of Zamrock, Day Of Judgement shows the inextricable links between the genre and its Western equivalents from psychedelia to punk. Presented as a deluxe 2LP package with download card. Limited edition of 1000 copies. Out on Now-Again.

Amanaz
Africa

Amanaz were one of the premium exponents of Zambia's Zamrock music, and Africa is one of the premium examples of their sound. The fuzz guitars and the shuffling, driving drums back up a gnarled-up vocal style, as the group actively rage against colonialism’s legacy. Double LP reissue on Now-Again.

Paternoster
Die Ersten Tage (The First Days)

Rare Austrian prog-providers Paternoster only ever released one album, but there is more to their story than that! They also made a soundtrack to a ‘hippie sci-fi’ film called Die Ersten Tage in 1971, which was never released on record… Until now! This presentation of the soundtrack additionally adds in demos from their debut album, also incredibly rare. A crucial addition to Paternoster history.
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Stars Of Liberty / Eye Q
Power To The People / I’m Not Selfish

Greasy Zimbabwean funk from Stars Of Liberty & Eye Q. Following the Now-Again 7" limited repress series comes Power To The People / I'm Not Selfish. These heavy afro-funk rarities tell the story of the public unrest happening in Zimbabwe in the 70's. Both tracks spoke out against the repressive regime in the funkiest way possible. Limited to 500 and not to be repressed.
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Witch
Introduction

The debut album from 1970s Zamrockers WITCH or We Intend To Cause Havoc!, arguably the masters of the Zambian rock movement that has been gathering new attention since Now-Again records have been steadily reissuing some of the genre’s classics. Introduction is just that, a good introduction to the Zamrock sound which blends the psychedelic guitar of Hendrix with the funk groove of James Brown and an African rhythm. A joyous and exciting record from a fantastic group of musicians.

Lightmen Plus One
Fancy Pants

This is the second LP from Texas native Bubbha Thomas and his Lightmen band, and it's a doozy. A symbiotic blend of politically fuelled, revolutionary social commentary and maverick underground jazz, this vinyl reissue is presented in both stereo and mono mixes, with a bonus download card featuring footage of live performances.
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Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope

A much required vinyl pressing for what the press release calls 'one of the great psychedelic rock albums of all time'. Kaleidoscope emerged out of the West Coast of America in the late '60s with a drenched reverby sound that must have had influence on the Doors and later era line ups of Love never mind the Brian Jonestown Massacre. This vinyl re-press comes with bonus photos and the story of the band. 

German Oak
Down In The Bunker

Reissue of a notoriously misunderstood and misrepresented album and band. German Oak’s Down In The Bunker was literally recording in a bunker, and is a looming, dark, psychedelic prog/kraut rock album which got matched up to WWII imagery and references without the band’s input. Presented for the first time on vinyl with their consent the package includes extra previously unreleased tracks and images.
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Karl Hector & The Malcouns
Unstraight Ahead

Karl Hector is the pseudonym of visionary German producer and musician JJ Whitefield. Whitfield is the man behind the funk revival groups The Whitefield Brothers and Poets Of Rhythm. On Unstraight Ahead, with his backing band The Malcouns, Hector takes sounds from Mali and Ethiopian Jazz and mixes them with the Krautrock grooves of Can. The album still remains a funk-focused work, however. Unstraight Ahead is available on double vinyl LP with download code and CD.
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World's Experience Orchestra
As Time Flows On

An underground gem from 1980 has been given the reissue treatment, yet still seems completely relevant now. It's a gorgeous mixture of Sanders-esque devotional jazz, Don Cherry's instrumental freedom, British pastoral psychedelic rock and a lyrical execution that's half crooner, half spiritual doctrine. Just lovely.

Witch
Lazy Bones

'Lazy Bones!!', the third record by Zambian garage rockers Witch, trawls through rollicking guitar riffs (with plenty of fuzz action), avid drum fills and sublime vocal harmonies, creating a sound that's joyous and communal whatever genre it ends up slinking into (be it their preference for funk or psych rock). It's being reissued by Now-Again Records, for all to hear.

Michael Cosmic & Phill Musra Group
Peace In The World / Creator Spaces

A vast dive into the vaults from No-Again unearths a high point in free improv and spiritual jazz. With significant political leanings and an clear influence from the almost divine grace of Sun Ra and Pharoah Sanders, it's a colourful and ever changing affair, completed with World's Experience Orchestra's sublime 'The Prayer'.

Rodinia
Ex Anima

Rodinia continues JJ Whitefield's exploration of krautrock themes by pulling himself away from the lure of lengthy ambient vacuums, instead focusing on shorter songs a la Neu or Harmonia, so expect greater focus & condensed atmosphere this time around. With Now-Again curating and art by Jason Jagel (of DOOM cover fame), this is sure to be a gem that'll hypnotise for many trips to come.

Various
Function Underground: The Black & Brown American Rock Sound 1969-1974

Function Underground: The Black & Brown AMerican Rock Sound does excellent and necessary work in bringing to greater prominence some of the amazing non-white rock and roll music made in America between 1969 and 1974. This material is absolutely scorching, and most of it is also extremely rare: generally private pressings receiving their first reissue here. Get it on vinyl from Now-Again.
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Wells Fargo
Watch Out!

This is the first time that the tough and groovy rock music of Wells Fargo has been released outside of their native Zimbabwe. This edition of Watch Out! is paired with a seventy-two page book on the history of the Zimbabwe rock scene from which Wells Fargo emerged: for the CD it is a hardcover book, whereas the vinyl version has the book in a PDF. Out on Now-Again.

Various
Christophe Lemaire Presents: Can’t You Hear Me – African Nuggets & Garage Rock from Nigeria, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

“Can’t You Hear Me?” is the result of Christophe Lemaire rooting through the record collection of Eothen Alapatt, with a particular focus on Zimbabwe, Zambia and Nigeria during the 1970’s. Lots of super-rare and super-good material here, a lot of it falling into the category of flaringly-rebellious funky-rock. Double LP compilation on Now-Again.

Witch
Lukombo Vibes

Never forget the sound of Zamrock, Zambia’s 1970’s response to the rock’n’prog boom going on in the Anglocentric world. Bands like Witch took those styles and filtered them through immense funk and Afro rhythms for something particularly special. Lukombo Vibes is their 1976 fourth album, now remastered and reissued by Now-Again.

Peace
Black Power

Black Power by Peace was released in the mid 1970’s, and it has taken as long as this for it to see an official reissue. And yet this is one of the premium albums of the whole Zambian Zamrock scene, a groovy and soulful thing. It is also the only album that Peace ever made. In print once more, with a booklet, courtesy of Now-Again.

Various
Wake Up You! Vol. 2 - The Rise & Fall of Nigerian Rock Music (1972-1977)

Wake Up You! Vol. 2 - The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music (1972 - 1977) is a compilation that does 2 things. It tells a historical story about a scene, with an accompanying 100 page book of photos and detailed notes. But it is also a gorgeous set of funky music that you probably don’t know well enough. Revel in it! On Now-Again.
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Rodinia
Drumside / Dreamside

Rodinia have put together a wonderful rhythm-fest here for this LP. The two members started off with a jam on a stack of synth equipment, and later on added drums and other instruments. It feels like every aspect of the sound-field is in some way rhythmic, yet also a little ambient in texture. Drumside / Dreamside is released by now Again.
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Various
True Soul : Deep Sounds From The Left Of Stax Volume 2

True Soul: Deep Sounds from the Left of Stax, a collection of rare and unreleased funk and soul music from the fabled Arkansas indie. 60’s and 70’s Soul, Funk, Disco, Party-Rap and Boogie from Arkansas’s Legendary Independent Label – the second installment presented as a CD/DVD. 18 Rare and Unreleased 60s & 70s Soul, Funk, Disco and Party-Rap cuts from the True Soul vaults. 56 Page Full color booklet contains never-before-seen photos, ephemera, extensive liner notes and a candid interview between producer Eothen “Egon” Alapatt and Lee Anthony himself. All tracks remastered from the Original Master tapes. Bonus DVD with Excerpts from the True Soul Revue TV show. Accompanying legendary  cuts such as “Slipping Around” and “Doing my Own Thing” is a DVD containing excerpts from The True Soul Revue television program, that captured live performances from the True Soul All Stars in 1973. Tracks: 1. Albert Smith - The Thrill Is Gone 2. Thomas East - Just A Trip 3. Larry Davis - Down Home Funk (Full Version) 4. Thomas East - Sister Funk (Instrumental)  5. Classic Funk - The Funk's Gonna Fly* 6. York Wilborn's Psychedelic Six - Thank You 7. The Conspiracy – Conspiracy 8. The Right Track - Maybe Yes, Maybe No 9. The Leaders - (It's A) Rat Race (Vocal) 10. The Conspiracy - I Believe (Our Love Has Gone Away) 11. John Craig - I Don't Want To Do It 12. John Craig - Doing My Own Thing (Interlude) 13. The Right Track - You For Me And Me For You 14. Portrait - Springtime Smile 15. Portrait - Love You For Now On 16. Le'Chance - Get Down 17. Le'Chance – Gigolo 18. Soul Mind And Body - I Took Your Love (To Be True) (Full Version)

Dimlite
Grimm Reality


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Various
Black Man's Cry : The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti

This compilation takes Fela Kuti’s music as a starting point and then moves away from it into the musicians he influenced. Fela’s afrobeat had a vast impact on his countrymen and those further afield, and Black Man’s Cry lets us hear a ton of great material often impossible to hear before now. Includes Bola Johnson and the 6th Infantry Brigade of the Nigerian Army. 2LP or 4x10” set.
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