Poppydisc Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
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Everybody remembers Alan McGee’s indie label Creation, home to Teenage Fanclub, My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, Jesus & Mary Chain and some willfully obscure band called Oasis? Well, Aberdeen indie-poppers Jasmine Minks were the first band to release anything on the label. Another Age is being reissued on vinyl to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the feat.
The uninventive but extremely accurate title 'Jazz By Sun Ra' probably says more than this sentence ever could, but did we mention it's Volume 1? Sun Ra's first record may not be his absolute best but sees a great assemble of musicians (a personnel of about eleven) gather 'round. This RSD release preserves the original cover and comes with the extensive written booklet collaborated on by Sun Ra and his band.
Debut solo album from original English absurdist eccentric Viv Stanshall. This has been in print for very few of the forty years since it was originally released, so it is a relief to see it out on vinyl again, in an edition apparently fully sanctioned by the Stanshall estate. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll laugh again.
Early days Sun Ra here with Super-Sonic Jazz, reportedly only his second album (out of a surely triple-figure total). Dating from 1956, the sounds are not quite as ‘out’ as later explorations, but there is already a clear and present strangeness amidst the tunes. Remastered and repressed on Poppydisc.
12” vinyl LP on Poppydisc. Indie pop band from London Biff Bang Pow!, formed by Creation records boss Alan Mcgee produced 6 albums between 1983 and 1992. Waterbomb was best of compilation that was originally released in 2003, and has now been remastered by band member and original producer Joe Foster.
The second part of PoppyDisc's ongoing series of the genius of Sun Ra on vinyl.The Arkestra moves into ever looser, more abstract ground as the percussion becomes more varied and moves ever closer. Ra then sets up a dark melodic theme, while the Arkestra weaves a series of jaunty, blues-tinged solos into the groove. 'Nubia', 'Africa' and 'Aiethopia' continue this excursion into a mystical, rhythm-based territory.
The Arkestra utilizes the same ominous, simmering percussion beds, now augmented by more exotic instruments like Pat Patrick's 'space lute', which gives a playfully sinister sound to 'Africa'.This powerful, multi-faceted music is a great place to start if you are just beginning to travel with Sun Ra, or indeed a great way to continue the journey.
Diana Dors, that Swindon born beauty of the 1950s. Famed for her Monroe style of beauty, Dors was a staple of the movie and television screen and the image behind the eyes of most men. Here we have her singing to some classic, big band jazz numbers. There are some real stormers on here and Dors proves to have a stellar singing voice on Swingin’ Dors.
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- Vinyl LP (POPPYLP023)
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Part four of PoppyDisc's ongoing series of the genius of Sun Ra on vinyl.This was the fifth album by the Arkestra to be released, and was the first to be taken from recordings made at the Choreographer's Workshop, New York. Other albums recorded there include Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow, Bad and Beautiful, Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy and Other Planes of There.
One of the most discussed of Ra's New York era recordings, 'Cosmic Tones' functions as a blueprint for the sort of large-scale jazz weirdness that would inform much of Sun Ra's subsequent works, featuring the woozy reeds of And Otherness and the afro-jazz experiments of Thither And Yon.
On Adventure Equation a space echo treatment on the recording which is reprised for the sax flurries on Voice Of Space makes the whole experience even more disorientating and exciting.
The album has increasingly been discussed within the context of anticipating psychedelia or pointing towards the space funk of George Clinton; when asked about Sun Ra in 1979,Clinton said, "This boy was definitely out to lunch - the same place I eat at."
Relatively grounded LP from the interstellar jazz-master Sun Ra (and his Arkestra). The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra dates from 1961, and captures Ra in a jazzy, and indeed tuneful mood! You could probably even get away with playing this in the background whilst eating supper with your parents! Very nice.
Joe Meek’s amazing vision of spacey DIY strange-pop is beautifully represented on his 1960 album I Hear A New World: An Outer Space Music Fantasy, reissued here by Poppydisc. Meek was the master of getting unusual effects out of cheap (or no) equipment, his natural curiosity and ingenuity shining through in every sound. Limited edition LP reissue of 500.
- CD (POPPYCD005)
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