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Tony Allen
Lagos No Shaking


  • Vinyl Double LP (HJRLP020)
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DJ Sotofett
Dub Off

Honest Jon’s serve up a stellar slice of modern dub here with Stotofett’s ‘Dub Off’. The template of dub is left the same on this release, but the sound is updated with modern production techniques and tampering, giving a sense of the familiar being playfully toyed with. There’s an amazing dual sense of clarity and dissolution on this one.

DJ Sotofett & Maimouna Haugen
C'est l'aventure

An all-star delight from Norway by way of the Ivory Coast here. On ‘C’est l’aventure' we see DJ Sotofett joined by Kambo Super Sound’s Haugen Inna Di Bu, his son Maimouna Haugen, Stiletti Ana and Gilb R to create a psychedelic dancefloor number. Over a shuffling funk instrumental that takes in everything from The Incredible Bongo Band to Sun Ra, the younger Haugen tells the tale of his migration from Africa to Scandinavia in a smoky drawl. The ‘Dubplate Mix’ gives it a straighter, more mix-friendly 4/4 beat.

Moondog
Viking of Sixth Avenue

It may be super old, but this Moondog record is getting on for over half a century old yet it really doesn't sound like it at all. It sounds like something some 'indiephile' musician would composer to transcend time and return to the 40's and 50's. Viking of Sixth Avenue is a Double LP on Honest Jon's.
  • Vinyl Double LP (HJRLP18)
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Moondog
Moondog and His Friends


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Derek Bailey
Lot 74

Honest Jons' Derek Bailey reissue programme continues with the welcome addition of one of the guitarist’s earliest solo LPs, recorded way back in 1974. The side-long title track is a particular tour de force, a rapid-fire onslaught of Bailey’s trademark harmonics, dissonant clusters and stereo panning that is as definitive a display of his singular style as anything he recorded. Side two’s home recordings act as a reminder of the prescient DIY approach of his Incus label.
  • Vinyl LP (HJRLP203)
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Derek Bailey & Jamie Muir
Dart Drug

The late Derek Bailey and ex-King Crimson percussionist Jamie Muir get their 1981 collaborative reissued by Honest Jon’s. Dart Drug is a strange record even by the standards of this pair. It’s difficult to identify what kind of … things Muir is hitting at any one point, and Bailey’s six-string quirks are in even fuller effect than usual. Despite (or perhaps because of) their erstwhile impulses, the duo managed to construct an oddly compelling suite of lopsided avant-jazz on this LP.

Anthony Braxton & Derek Bailey
Royal

Derek Bailey and Anthony Braxton, together on an Incus release from 1974! Amazing stuff eh free improvisation fans? But wait, there’s more (literally)! Braxton and Bailey originally planned two volumes of Royal, but only one was ever released… Until now! This newly remastered reissue contains both volumes, at last. From Honest Jon’s.
  • Vinyl Double LP (HJRLP201)

Laurel Halo
In Situ

Laurel Halo has recorded for Hyperdub in the past so that should be a good enough recommendation. Her new 12”, In Situ, is out on Honest Jon’s -- the label co-run by Damon Albarn. She is an electronic musician from Ann Arbor, Michigan and has been creating waves since her critically acclaimed Quarantine album in 2012. In Situ links the man-made to mother nature with organic beats and melodies that breathe out from the electronic backdrop.

Various
Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa


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Maki Asakawa
Maki Asakawa

Maki Asakawa was essentially a jazz and blues singer - but with a difference: Imagine Nina Simone, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday with a bit of Nico, experimental big band and psychedelic sitar wig-outs. This eponymous compilation gathers together the best of her ‘70s output. An intriguing collection.
  • Vinyl Double LP (HJRLP111)

Derek Bailey
Aida

Derek Bailey’s Aida hasn’t had a vinyl reissue for nearly forty years at this point. High time Honest Jon’s did something about that. This new pressing of the pioneering free-jazz guitarist’s 1980 LP comes with two bonus jams culled from BBC sessions recorded at around the same time as the Paris and London shows that make up the bulk of Aida. Bailey’s immense variety and innovation on the acoustic six-string shines through here. One of the best things about this is the musician's commentary that peppers the extra cuts.

Moondog
And His Honking Geese

The late, legendary Moondog has his EP Moondog And His Honking Geese reissued by - who else? - Honest Jon’s. Moondog was a fascinating character whose story is far too rich to go into here, but this 1955 collection is a fine intro for those unfamiliar with ‘The Viking Of 6th Avenue’. The four tracks here are bounding jazz skronks that were years ahead of their time and still don’t sound like much else out there. Everyone from Liquid Liquid to Antibalas to Captain Beefheart can claim lineage to Moondog.

Derek Bailey & Han Bennink
Derek Bailey & Han Bennink

A sheer treat of classic free improvisation here from British guitarist Derek Bailey and Dutch super-drummer Han Bennink! Anyone who knows anything about this whole scene knows that this is a recipie for total top-notch sound sparring, and so it is. Derek Bailey & Han Bennink was recorded live in 1972 and released on the crucial Incus imprint. Now remastered and reissued by Honest Jon’s.

Derek Bailey, Tristan Honsinger
Duo

Another of Bailey’s early Incus records reissued by Honest Jons, this time a 1976 set pairing the guitarist with American cellist Tristan Honsinger. Bailey’s collaborative appearances were always quite a different prospect than his solo work. The musicians are heard playing in both near-psychic sympathy and mischievous antipathy, with Honsinger resorting to occasional outbursts of glossolalia. Despite a voluminous discography, Bailey didn’t see much value in recording of free improvisation, but this is an exciting edge-of-the-seat listen 42 years on.
  • Vinyl LP (HJRLP204)

Derek Bailey
Solo Guitar Volume 1

A deep classic of British non-idiomatic free improvisation from the ever-inventive Derek Bailey. Solo Guitar Volume 1 combines total instant composition with (shock!) notated pieces by Gavin Bryars, Misha Mengelberg and the like. This remastered reissue features all the original material, plus a 1972 live recording, previously unheard.
  • Vinyl Double LP (HJRLP200)

Lee "Scratch" Perry
The Return Of Pipecock Jackxon

Originally released in 1980, The Return Of Pipecock Jackxon is the last LP to emerge from Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s legendary Black Ark Studio. It also concluded the series that began with Super Ape and also spawned records like Police And Thieves. The legendary Black Ark sound is in full effect here, with Perry muddying up his mixes with all kinds of strange atmospheres. Some fine songwriting still manages to shine, mind. Reissued by Honest Jon's.
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T++ (T Plus Plus)
Wireless


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Shackleton & Vengeance Tenfold
Sferic Ghost Transmits

Another coming together of the perfectly matched minds of deep bass producer Shackleton and sinister spoken word writer / performer Vengeance Tenfold. Sferic Ghost Transmits treads the dense pathways already familiar to the duo, but also absorbs elements of guitar improvisation, choral song and noise rock into the swirl. Double LP on Honest Jon’s.
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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Book Of Sound

This is the first album by this spiritual jazz collective since the passing of Philip Cohran, father to all seven brothers that make up the band. Theirs is a take on the space jazz of the likes of Sun Ra with a varied instrumental palette including acoustic guitar, piccolo, synthesizer, alto sax but interestingly no drums. A perfect tribute to their dad's legacy. 

Insanlar / Ricardo Villalobos
Kime Ne

Remarkable collaboration, taking a powerful 23-minute performance from Istanbul group Insalar and handing it over to Ricardo Villalobos to produce two remixes from. The original Kime Ne piece (included here) is incredible enough, and Villalobos carefully takes it to more stepper-friendly territory without erasing any of the original magic.

Moritz von Oswald & Ordo Sakhna
Moritz von Oswald & Ordo Sakhna

Basic Channel dub techno supremo Moritz von Oswald has collaborated with Ordo Sakhna, a Kyrgyzstani roots music collective. You might not consider that a logical combination, but you would be wrong! Moritz has subtly garnished the crystal-clear recordings of the amazing Kyrgyzstani performances with touches of dubs and booming rhythms. On Honest Jon’s.

Guarapo!
Forty Bangers from Barranquilla

For those that don’t know, Guarapo is an exciting genre of music from Colombia’s Caribbean coast, combining a mighty array of sounds (waka, Nigerian highlife etc.) into a bass-punchy sound-system-culture stew. Forty Bangers from Barranquilla delivers what it says, with a remarkable forty tracks crammed onto four sides of wax. On Honest Jon’s with a helpful booklet.

Damon Albarn, Afel Bocoum, Toumani Diabate and Friends
Mali Music

Damon Albarn’s recent return to his original Britpop days with that Blur reformation could potentially distract from the work he’s done popularising more international sounds. This reissue of 2002’s Mali Music finds him working with kora-god Toumani Diabate and singer/guitarist Afel Bocoum among others, with joyous effect. Double LP on Honest Jon’s.

DJ Sotofett
Drippin' For A Tripp

Jungle drums put down the beat while lush strings lull you into a hot, temperate dream. Featuring mixes by all your favorite usual suspects, DJ Sotofett’s new release comes blasting at full strength. Drippin’ for a Tripp is a colorful album that will leave you soaked with its refreshing sounds.

Obadikah
Obadikah

Obadikah are a Lagos brass band formed from veterans of the Nigerian music scene (some were founder members of the Eko Brass Band). They play joyous Yoruban songs, often in churches, and this is the first time their music has been released on record, so you no longer have to fly to Nigeria to hear this wonderful stuff. Vinyl LP on Honest Jon’s.

Ricardo Villalobos / Max Loderbauer/ Peverelist
Meet Tshetsha Boys


Mark Ernestus Vs. Obadikah
April

Obadikah are a Lagos brass band formed from veterans of the Nigerian music scene (some were founder members of the Eko Brass Band). They play joyous Yoruban songs, often in churches, but this particular release finds Mark Ernestus putting them in a rather different context, swathing their brass funk with thick dub. Pretty fabulous stuff. April is a 10” release from Honest Jon’s.

Kassem Mosse
Disclosure

Kassem Mosse gets back down to business with a CD of fizzy and complex electronics. The man has an intuitive feel for drum machines that takes him beyond the four-to-the-floor basics and into other realms: the tracks of Disclosure are full of their own dubbed-out flavour. CD release on Honest Jon’s.

Kassem Mosse
Chilazon

909 grooves so razor sharp kicks, toms and hi-hats sometimes meld into pops, clicks and echoes. Deceptively simple, to the point that so few elements can provide such movement and growth. With opener Chilazon 1 breaching the 12 minute mark Kassem Mosse develops each track so subtly you don’t even realise you’ve gotten it to it before it hits 8 minutes.
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Shackleton with Ernesto Tomasini
Devotional Songs

Shackleton has never really put a foot wrong during his production career, but these collaborations with vocalist Ernesto Tomasini are especially impressive. Devotional Songs wanders through some very strange territories, with gamelan, organ, bells and shuddering bass all used alongside Tomasini’s wide-ranging voice. 4 tracks, on Honest Jon’s.
  • Vinyl Double 12" (HJP081)
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Wareika Hill Sounds
Mass Migration

Warieka Hill Sounds dwell in Kingston where Calvin Cameron, the former trombonist for Count Ossie, leads them into creating damn-fine dub jams. The trombone is prominent, as is the rattling-groove percussion, and the essential echoed-up dub production techniques creep in around the edges. Mass Migration has 2 tracks, both with extra-dub versions to accompany. 10” on Honest Jon’s.
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Various
Christians Catch Hell: Gospel Roots, 1976-79

Honest Jon’s deliver the definitive survey of blues, gospel and soul from the influential Gospel Roots label. Christians Catch Hell: Gospel Roots, 1976-79 is a compilation of impossible to find spiritual soul, and fire and brimstone funk. Fully remastered at Abbey Road, both the CD and double vinyl LP come with photos, new artwork and all the insights and interviews you’ll ever need.

Dresvn
First Voyage

A bright and busy tumble through a colourful set of housey analogue dance jams, courtesy of Dresvn. First Voyage follows up on releases for labels like Acido Records and Sex Tags Mania, but this time lands comfortably on Honest Jon’s. The 12” also includes some remix work from DJ Sotofett.
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Various
Time Wept - Vocal Recordings From The Levant, 1906-1925

Time Wept: Vocal Recordings From The Levant, 1906-1925 gives us just that: a sumptuous collection of historic works from the region now split between Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. Some impressively early sound recordings here, documenting a powerful tradition. Double LP on the always trusty Honest Jon’s label.

Las Malas Amistades
Maleza


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Moritz von Oswald Trio
Sounding Lines

Moritz von Oswald and Max Loderbauer are pretty well established and well respected players by now, but even so, they must hardly believe their luck that they’ve managed to pull Tony Allen into their trio for this album. On Sounding Lines, Allen adds trademark rhythmic flourishes to the electronics we are used to, with remarkable results. On Honest Jon’s.

Tapes Meets The Drums Of Wareika Hill Sounds
Datura Mystic

Tapes Meets The Drums Of Wareika Hill Sounds finds a Rastafari drum ensemble treated and processed by Tapes’ Kenrick Diggory. The underlying drums are just fantastic, and the addition of shimmering flute and guitar makes a powerful concoction. And the ‘Version’ strips back to just the drums! Datura Mystic is released as a 12” by Honest Jon’s.

Kassem Mosse / Simone White
Three Versions

An intimate and spatial offering by Kassem Mosse. Using source material from American singer-songwriter Simone White, Mosse brings out subtle melancholy washes and adds in kitchen sink percussion to generate a contemplative collection of downbeat tracks. Out on 12” vinyl from Honest Jon’s.
  • Vinyl 12" (HJP075)
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Crying Lion
The Golden Boat

An interesting one here. Recorded in Govan Old Parish Church in Glasgow, Crying Lion -- who are members of Trembling Bells and Muldoon’s Picnic -- come together to create a marriage of English folk with choir, Georgian chant, medieval madrigal and all sort of pleasant, poetic melodies which create The Golden Boat. Comes in a hand-printed sleeve.
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Morphosis
Dismantle / Music For Vampyr


  • Vinyl Double 12" (HJP072)
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Rang’ala
New Recordings From Siaya County, Kenya: Ogoya Nengo And The Dodo Women’s Group

 A delightful African one-pot from Kenyan singers Ogoya Nengo And The Dodo Woman's Group. Teaming with beautiful vocals, traditional instruments, harmonies and rhythms. This food for the soul is enormously heart warming and will get you trembling with goose bumps and joy to their infectious jams. Out on two 10" vinyl's and CD from Honest Jon's.
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Moritz von Oswald Trio
Blue


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The Durian Brothers
Cubs EP


Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble


  • Vinyl LP (HJRLP65)
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Actress
R.I.P


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Trembling Bells, Bonnie Prince Billy, Muldoon's Picnic
The Duchess EP


Trembling Bells (featuring Bonnie Prince Billy)
The Marble Downs


Rocket Juice & The Moon
Rocket Juice & The Moon


  • Vinyl Double LP (HJRLP63)
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Rocket Juice & The Moon (featuring Erykah Badu)
Manuela / Mark Ernestus Dub


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Various (Alasdair Roberts, James Yorkston, Richard youngs etc.)
Migrating Bird Sampler


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Moritz von Oswald Trio
Restructure 2


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Ghostigital (featuring Mark E Smith)
Not Clean/ Crackers


Moritz von Oswald Trio
Live In New York


Moritz von Oswald Trio
Horizontal Structures


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