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TICKET - AWAKE
LPS127 - BARCODE 4040824083991

Here's a hard dose of amazing guitar driven heavy psych from New Zealand's pride Ticket! Having served in several NZ 1960s bands like The Challenge, The Blues Revival or The Jamestown Union, members Paul Woolright (bass guitar, vocals), Eddie Hansen (lead guitar, vocals), Trevor Tombleson (lead vocals, percussion) and Ricky Ball (drums and percussion) got together as Ticket to perform an explosive electric mixture of bluesy psychedelic sounds under the influence of Hendrix, Cream, Traffic or Sly & The Family Stone, plus adding their very own touch and some funky rhythms in the same vein Atomic Rooster did in the era. Awake was the first of their two LPs, and it collected several songs that had been released as 45s during 1971, plus some extra material recorded specifically for the LP in 1972.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACCT191klCI
 
Eddie Hansen would relocate to Australia teaming up with another music legend, Harvey Mann. Ricky Ball became the back-beat of Hello Sailor. Paul Woolright would become part of the Pink Flamingo's and Hello Sailor. Trevor Tombleson changed his name to Trevor Richards, went to England and played in the Keith Hartley Band.
 
Originally released in Down Under in 1972, the Wah Wah reissue will come housed in a quality glossy laminated, three backflaps sleeve reproducing the original artwork, amazingly remastered sound and an insert with photos and liner notes. Limited edition of only 500 copies.
 
ARTIST : TICKET
TITLE : AWAKE
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS127
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE  : 22 EUROS


O.P.M.C. - AMALGAMATION
LPS128 - BARCODE 4040824084004

O.P.M.C. (Oldest Professional Music Company, as they were living in the famous Amsterdam Red Light District in those days) centered around Barrie Webb and Teun van der Slikke with different line ups during their existence. Other musicians in their recordings feature Frank van Tijn (drums), Peter van der Sande (bass, cello, elctric guitar, keyboards - plus he also did arrangements and production) and Onny Lopulalan (lead guitar), some of them having served in other interesting Dutch bands such as Apartment 1 or Serpentine. Even ex-Outsiders' legends Leendert Busch and Appie Rammers were at once among the O.P.M.C. line up!

"Amalgamation"was their first LP, released in 1970 and featuring a mix of psychedelic folk, drugged-out spacy guitar and haunting melodies that some sources have considered to be vaguely reminiscent of Love's Forever Changes.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bICoGH3dFT8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpmSJAd1lHw
 
"These two young men could have had the music world at their feet. If you listen the songs on this OPMC album, it will become apparent to you that they both loved the Beatles, yet they still managed to make their own style of music with “A little help from their friends” · Robbie Dale Robinson (Admiral MBF. Retired)
 
Originally released in Pink Elephant in 1970, the Wah Wah reissue will come housed in a quality glossy laminated sleeve reproducing the original artwork, remastered sound, bonus tracks and an insert with photos and liner notes. Limited edition of only 500 copies.
 
ARTIST : O.P.M.C.
TITLE : AMALGAMATION
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS128
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 22 EUROS



O.P.M.C. - PRODUCT OF PISCES AND CAPRICORN
LPS130 - BARCODE 4040824084011

O.P.M.C. (Oldest Professional Music Company, as they were living in the famous Amsterdam Red Light District in those days) centered around Barrie Webb and Teun van der Slikke with different line ups during their existence. Other musicians in their recordings feature Frank van Tijn (drums), Peter van der Sande (bass, cello, elctric guitar, keyboards - plus he also did arrangements and production) and Onny Lopulalan (lead guitar), some of them having served in other interesting Dutch bands such as Apartment 1 or Serpentine. Even ex-Outsiders' legends Leendert Busch and Appie Rammers were at once among the O.P.M.C. line up!

On their second LP, "Product Of Pisces And Capricorn" from 1971, their sound has reached higher labels of sofistication, mixing the popsike path with 70's rockier stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRZN4SsuyN0#t=73


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6om4jeE8pxc

 
"These two young men could have had the music world at their feet. If you listen the songs on this OPMC album, it will become apparent to you that they both loved the Beatles, yet they still managed to make their own style of music with “A little help from their friends” · Robbie Dale Robinson (Admiral MBF. Retired)
 
Originally released in Pink Elephant in 1971, the Wah Wah reissue will come housed in a quality glossy laminated gatefold sleeve reproducing the original artwork, remastered sound, and featuring an insert with photos and liner notes. Limited edition of only 500 copies.
 
ARTIST : O.P.M.C.
TITLE : PRODUCT OF PISCES AND CAPRICORN
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS130
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 22 EUROS



SUCK ELECTRÒNIC ENCICLOPÈDIC
ASFIXIA AL CARRER VALÈNCIA

LPS129 - BARCODE 4040824084028


http://youtu.be/nClP7YOIwQw


We are proud to present for the first time ever the lost 1976 / 1977 recordings by this legendary band from Barcelona. Suck Electrònic Enciclopèdic were born in 1975, in the last days of Franco's dictature, when Spain was awaking again to democracy and everything was possible. Even with the menace of an army too friendly to the old regime a fresh new breeze was spreading the change, and S.E.E. were an important part of its musical underground movement and the ones who brought influences from their kraut cosmische heroes Klaus Schulze or Tangerine Dream to it. The constant line-up changes (over 30 musiccians have been members of S.E.E. at one time or another, with some of them moving to other important projects of the era - like Neuronium, for instance) made it difficult for them to produce a consistent recorded work. Actually they only released one LP and it was already in the 1980's, but the recordings contained on Asfixia al carrer València where done in their early days, when they were at the peak of their creativity in 1976 / 1977. At that time they had a unique sound that no one else shared since they were building their own synthesizers and they were the only Spanish band to feature four keyboardists, and also one of the few to tour with bands such as Embryo, Etron Fou Leloublan, Potemkine or Henry Cow. They were part of the Rock In Opposition (RIO) collective along with Stormy Six, Univers Zero, Samla Mammas Manna, Art Zoyd, Art Bears, and other experimental progressive avant-garde outfits.
 
The Wah Wah LP is a selection of tracks from more than three hours of material that was recorded but never released. Plans for LPs produced by Kevin Ayers and Robert Wyatt were made, as others to record in France - first in Avignon's Free Son Studios under production from Daevid Allen and David Vorhaus with the collaboration of Shakti Yoni, and then in Tolouse's Tangara Studio with Jean Pierre Grasset from Verto - but they never materialised.
 
A phenomenal document of the electronic psychedelic sound that Suck Electronic Enciclopèdic were exploring in their early days, including plenty of photos and memorabilia to transport the listener to their world of science ficcion imagery, psychedelia and progressive experimentation that was to supply a lot of influences to many bands to come in the Barcelona scene.
 
Previously unreleased, recorded between 1976 and 1977, the Wah Wah issue will come housed in a quality glossy laminated gatefold sleeve printed on silver cardboard, remastered sound by Bob Drake (of Henry Cow fame), and featuring a 20 page booklet with photos and liner notes and a comic strip. Limited edition of only 500 copies.
 
ARTIST : SUCK ELECTRÒNIC ENCICLOPÈDIC
TITLE : ASFIXIA AL CARRER VALÈNCIA
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS129
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 25 EUROS




FON KLEMENT - I FEEL LONELY IN MY TOWN
LPS131 - BARCODE 4040824084035

We are proud to present the first ever vinyl reissues of Dutch singer-songwriter Fon Klement, starting with their two BASF albums from 1973 and 1974, which will undoubtedly be the discovery of the year for anyone into the likes of Nick Drake, Nick Garrie, Duncan Brown or even Sixto Rodriguez.
 
Originally released in BASF in 1973, the Wah Wah reissue will come housed in a quality glossy laminated gatefold sleeve reproducing the original artwork, remastered sound, and featuring an insert with photos and liner notes. Limited edition of only 500 copies.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxVhpx85JMM
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stq8iRCwhCA#t=29
 
ARTIST : FON KLEMENT
TITLE : I FEEL LONELY IN MY TOWN
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS131
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 22 EUROS




FON KLEMENT - S/T
LPS132 - BARCODE 4040824084042

We are proud to present the first ever vinyl reissues of Dutch singer-songwriter Fon Klement, starting with their two BASF albums from 1973 and 1974, which will undoubtedly be the discovery of the year for anyone into the likes of Nick Drake, Nick Garrie, Duncan Brown or even Sixto Rodriguez.
 
Originally released in BASF in 1974, the Wah Wah reissue will come housed in a quality glossy laminated gatefold sleeve reproducing the original artwork, remastered sound, and featuring an insert with photos and liner notes. Limited edition of only 500 copies.
 
ARTIST : FON KLEMENT
TITLE : I FEEL LONELY IN MY TOWN
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS132
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 22 EUROS




MORMOS - ...THE MAGIC SPELL OF MOTHER'S WRATH...
LPS133 - BARCODE 4040824084059

For all those of you who enjoyed The Great Wall Of China, here is the second Mormos LP at last reissued! Again done in cooperation with Jim Cuomo, who provided two previously unreleased tracks for the bonus EP (which also has the two songs from their second 45), and again a fantastic masterpiece of gently crafted acid folk sounds with jazzy touches that will take you to the same lands The Pentangle or John Martyn have taken you before. The album is sure to appeal not only folk lovers, but also those into more prog stuff.
 
Originally issued in French CBS in 1972, the Wah Wah reissue reproduces the original glossy laminated sleeve and will come with an insert with photos and text by Jim Cuomo himself. As a bonus, a 7" p/s EP will be added featuring the band's second CBS 45 plus two previously unreleased songs from the era. Remastered from the original tapes by Roger Prades, this edition will be limited to 500 copies only. Get yours before it's too late!
 
ARTIST : MORMOS
TITLE : ...THE MAGIC SPELL OF MOTHER'S WRATH...
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS133
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 24 EUROS


PETER MICHAEL HAMEL - THE VOICE OF SILENCE
LPS134 - BARCODE 4040824084103

A few years ago we were lucky to be allowed to reissue some of Peter Michael Hamel works. Two LPs by Between (And The Waters Opened - now deleted - and Einstieg -a few copies still available) and the great Hamel 2LP (also deleted!) joined the Wah Wah catalogue. We would have wanted to go for the Voice Of The Silence too, an now we have finally got the kind permission to go for it.
 
Here is a much needed reissue of the sought after second LP by Peter Michael Hamel, originally released on the collectable Vertigo label in 1973. Hamel's experimentation with meditative and minimalist sounds is a further field of exploration for those into the likes of Terry Riley, LaMonte Young, Popol Vuh, Taj Mahal Travellers or Deuter - and will also appeal to those with interest in ambient and meditation musics.
 
From "A Few Thoughts on Composer PMH" by Terry Riley:
"...Peter's heart did not seem to be aligned alone with the post Webern traditions that had emerged so prevalently in Germany. His sensibilities were attracted more to American minimalism and Indian music and to some degree Rock and Jazz. In this sense he stands apart in the field of modern music of Germany. He has recognized the vast importance of improvisation and being 'in the moment' in music performance. He realizes the importance of experimentation and of finding new ways to notate his ideas. However, his music is at the same time rooted in the great German tradition and today he is recognized as a major figure whose compositions have greatly enriched the development of 20th and 21st century."
 
Originally released in Vertigo in 1973, the Wah Wah reissue will come housed in a textured sleeve reproducing the original artwork, remastered sound, and feature an insert with photos and liner notes. Limited edition of only 500 copies.
 
ARTIST : PETER MICHAEL HAMEL
TITLE : THE VOICE OF SILENCE
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS134
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 22 EUROS

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LPS126 - SEESSELBERG - SYNTHETIK I
BARCODE 4040824083816

 
All fans of modular synths,
electronic music pioneers and experimental recordings
MUST check this AMAZING youtube video!!!!!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hh2yGKN6DKs
 
 
These were brothers Wolf & Eckhart Seesselberg. They pioneered the modular synth experiments in 1970's Germany just as their peers Beaver & Krause, Tontos Expanding Head Band or The Silver Apples did in the USA. Their performances often took place in art galleries or Modern Art museums, where besides their sounds they also offered seminars to instruct the public into the art of synthesizer sounds.
 
Wolf Seesselberg became an electronic music enthusiast through his work at the Hamburg Schauspielhaus and under the influence of Swedish composer Karl-Birger Blomdahl and his electronic tone generator. His brother Eckhart devoted all his passion into building his own synthesizer, a process that lasted over ten years!
 
The good news is that they did record their performances, and a selection of those tapes recorded between 1971 and 1973 formed their 1973 LP "Synthetik 1", which sees its first vinyl reissue ever now on Wah Wah Records. Containing a way out sound, often ignoring the principles of standard rhythm and melody in favour of adventurous experimentation with the endless possibilities of the sythesizer, it's one of the most underrated kraut albums that nonetheless deserves to be up there with the early works of Cluster / Kluster or Conrad Schnitzler.
 
The Wah Wah reissue corrects the original printing by offering it on silver board (like that of the first Silver Apples LP, or our recent reissue of Spacecraft - as it was originally conceived but not released probably due to budget limitations), features reproductions of original postcards to promote Seesselberg performance in kunst galleries and, of course, includes an insert with liner notes plus lots of previously unseen photographies by the duo at work.
 
Limited to only 500 copies - reserve yours now before it's too late!
 
ARTIST : SEESELBERG
TITLE : SYNTHETIC ILABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS126
FORMAT : LP + INSERT + POSTCARDS
RETAIL PRICE : 22 EUROS


LPS125 - THE LOVE MACHINE
ELECTRONIC MUSIC TO BLOW YOUR MIND BY

BARCODE 4040824083809
 

Hey fans of Free Pop Electronic Concept, Jimmie Haskell, Astro Sounds for the Year 2000, Pierre Henry or Les Maledictus Sound, here's one for you!

 

KILLER exploito psych LP from 1968 by the Love Machine, “Electronic Music to Blow Your Mind By!!!” – and trust me, it CAN be done – on the Design label. One of the harder-to-find exploito-psych albums with an absolutely KILLER psychedelic cover. Like all these studio cash-in albums, you need to approach this one in the right state of mind, and by that I mean altered. But the great thing about these budget albums is that someone behind the controls seems to be trying out ALL the latest psychedelic effects – stereo panning, phasing and whatever electronic gadgetry they had left over from the last time Beaver and Krause blew through town.  And so, if you can get past the fact that no REAL bands were involved here, this is still one heck of a BLAST to listen to! The Love Machine add in a steady stream of outer space synth and moog sounds, like some rejected soundtrack to an episode of “Star Trek” (the original one, kids, with William Shatner), all echoed and delayed in suitably “cosmic” fashion.

Remastered sound, killer sleeve with backflaps and limited to 500 copies only!

ARTIST : THE LOVE MACHINE
TITLE : ELECTRONIC MUSIC TO BLOW YOUR MIND BY
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS125
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 20 EUROS


LPS124 - CENTURY EXPANDED
CONCERTO FOR WAH WAH

BARCODE 4040824083793
 
Wow, what a discovery! A previously unknown gem from 1970. Originally released on the ultra-rare Perspection label, this generous 30-minute jam feast of mind blowing psychedelia features two long tracks. Wah-wah, fuzz and tremolo dueling guitars, searing organs, spacey vibes and trippy percussion set the atmosphere, in that out-there psychedelic sound reminiscent of San Francisco's Summer Of Love and at the same time as hypnothic and adventurous as kraut rock innovators Neu!

First ever vinyl reissue, presented on textured sleeve and remastered sound in a limited edition of only 500 copies worldwide.

ARTIST : CENTURY EXPANDED
TITLE : CONCERTO FOR WAH WAH
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS124
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 20 EUROS



MORMOS LP




MORMOS BONUS 7"

LPS123 - MORMOS - GREAT WALL OF CHINA LP
+ BO

BARCODE 4040824083786

Recorded in 1971 and issued originally only in France by CBS, the first LP by post Spoils Of War band Mormos is a masterpiece of fabulous experimental psychedelic acid folk sounds and bizarre melodies. Influences from contemporaries such as The Incredible String Band are present, as are some resemblances to the recordings of other acts like Comus or Dr. Strangely Strange, but the Mormos sound creates unique athmospheres unheard in any other works of the era that can be fragile and weird in equal parts.

Jim Cuomo formed Mormos after his Spoils Of War project. The new group moved to France where they recorded two albums, "Great Wall Of China" being the first, now reissued in full glory in cooperation with Cuomo himself and with the upgrade of bonus tracks and a 7" EP and, of course, an insert with some notes from Jim Cuomo.

Limited to 500 copies only!




ARTIST : MORMOS
TITLE : GREAT WALL OF CHINA
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS123
FORMAT : LP + BONUS 7" + INSERT
RETAIL PRICE : 24 EUROS



MAD CURRY LP






MAD CURRY BONUS 7"
LPS121 - MAD CURRY - S/T LP + BONUS 7"
BARCODE 4040824083571

Founded in Belgium in 1970 with a remarkable line-up for a rock band: sax, organ, bass, drums and vocals - no guitar!, Mad Curry caught the attention of manager & enterpreneur Louis de Vries (the man who had arranged the very first Pink Floyd gig in Belgium) and soon debuted with the "Song for Cathreen" / "Antwerp" 45. "Antwerp" has become a club favourite ever since due to its danceable freakbeat psych rhythm.


Shortly after, the Mad Curry album was released on the Pirate label, characterized by repeated time signatures that give a progressive feeling. Sax and organ bring a specific jazzy element in the performance and the unique high bluesy voice of Viona Westra is very recognizable. All this supported by a solid rhythm team which adds a psychedelic rock base to the mix. The album was housed in a beautiful, very original fold-out cover made by Jef Winnepenninckx. If you are into the sounds of UK bands like Affinity or Ghost do not miss this splendid classic of the Belgian underground scene.


First ever vinyl reissue, the Wah Wah edition is made with the help of Louis de Vries & the band, and comes with the bonus PS 7" of "Song For Cathleen" / "Antwerp", a reproduction of the gorgeous six panel fold-out sleeve and an insert with liner notes by Herman Permentier and cool unseen photos.
 
Limited to only 500 copies!
 
ARTIST : MAD CURRY
TITLE : S/TLABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS121
FORMAT : LP + BONUS 7" + INSERT
RETAIL PRICE : 24 EUROS


POPOL VUH

 
Wah Wah proudly announces the upcoming ULTIMATE reissues of the Popol Vuh discography!
 
Their first 5 LPs will be available in luxury vinyl editions in September 2013.
 
Made in coperation with Florian Fricke's family and SPV. High quality repros of the first five LPs by Popol Vuh with extra goodies: rare bonus tracks, insert with liners & rare period photos, bonus 7" on Hosianna Mantra, quality laminated gatefold sleeves faithfully reproducing the original artwork, mastered from the original tapes - top class legit editions for one of the big names in kraut music.
 
Popol Vuh, led by pianist and keyboardist Florian Fricke and with their name taken from the Maya mythology, were formed in 1969 and stayed active until Fricke's death in 2001.
 
In 1969 Fricke joined forces with Holger Trülzsch (percussion) and Frank Fielder (synthesizer, recording engineer and technical assistance) and they soon became one of the most interesting bands of kraut music's avant-garde, being pioneers in sounds that have later been categorised as ambient music, space / cosmic music or New Age music.
 
Other influential musicians from the kraut scene have been involved in the project through the years, so names like Djong Yun, Conny Veit (leader himself of another kraut legendary formation, Gila - actually Gila's last line-up was Popohl Vuh plus singer Sabine Merbach), Daniel Fichelscher (Amon Düül II, Gila), Klaus Wiese or Robert Eliscu (also a member of Between) are found at one moment or another in any of the 20 albums that Popol Vuh recorded through during its lifespan, which also include soundtracks to films by German director Werner Herzog like Aguirre or Nosferatu, among others.
 
Wah Wah is very proud to offer these gorgeous reissues of Popol Vuh's first five LPs,
which are issued in full luxury and each in a limited edition!
 
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LPS116 POPOL VUH - AFFENSTUNDE
BARCODE 4 040824 083229


 
Issued on Liberty in 1970, the debut LP by Popol Vuh features Florian Fricke's Moog synthesizer experiments at it's most spirited wild. Supported at times by Holger Trülszch's percussion, flying free at others, the result has been labeled as a dark, unmelodic, unprecedented sound and it settled the path for many kraut adventurers to follow.
 
Reissued from the master tapes in quality vinyl pressing, full glory laminated gatefold cover and featuring bonus, an insert with liners and photos.
 
Limited to 500 copies worlwide.
 
ARTIST : POPOL VUH
TITLE : AFFENSTUNDE
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS116
FORMAT : LP + INSERT + POSTER
RETAIL PRICE : 22 EUROS

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LPS117 POPOL VUH - IN DEN GÄRTEN PHARAOS
BARCODE 4 040824 083236
 


 
"In Den Gärten Pharaos" was originally issued in 1971, this time by Pilz, yet it wasn't precisely on the folk vein that Herr Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser was trying to keep the label into by those days. It's sound drinks directly from the same waters that brought Affenstunde, although there is a clear move towards some less dark passages, and the use of church organ as the main instrument, plus a first introduction into the ethnic music elements that Popol Vuh would soon mix into their cauldron bring new light to the sound.
 
Reissued from the master tapes in quality vinyl pressing, full glory laminated gatefold cover and featuring bonus, an insert with liners and photos.
 
Limited to 500 copies worlwide.
 
ARTIST : POPOL VUH
TITLE : IN DEN GÄRTEN PHARAOS
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS117
FORMAT : LP + INSERT + POSTER
RETAIL  PRICE : 22 EUROS

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LPS118 POPOL VUH - HOSIANNA MANTRA
BARCODE 4 040824 083243


  
With its religious theme it shouldn't be heretic to consider Hosianna Mantra as a small miracle. Suddenly the dark, unmelodic Popol Vuh offer us an incredibly beautiful work of amazing gothic folk that, this time, fit perfectly in the Pilz catalogue - yet managing to sound as something completely unique. It was originally released in 1972 and featured a host of musicians that included Conny Veit on guitars, Robert Eliscu on oboe, Djong Yun on vocals and Klaus Wiesse on tamboura, led of course by Florian Fricke who played piano and cembalo.
 

 
The Wah Wah edition features a bonus 7" w/PS that reproduces the original, rare 45 by Korean soprano Djong Yun featuring "Du Sollst Lieben" and "Ave Maria", written by Bettina Fricke and backed by Popol Vuh.
 
Reissued from the master tapes in quality vinyl pressing, full glory laminated gatefold cover and featuring the bonus 7" plus an insert with liners and photos.
 
Her only solo output known is this obscure single, which we've not encountered an original of in over 20 years (the Freeman brothers' Crack in the Cosmic Egg )
 
Limited to 500 copies worlwide.
 
ARTIST : POPOL VUH
TITLE : HOSIANNA MANTRA
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS118
FORMAT :LP + INSERT + BONUS 7"
RETAIL  PRICE : 24 EUROS
 

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LPS119 POPOL VUH - SELIGPREISUNG
BARCODE 4 040824 083250


 
The fourth LP by Popol Vuh was originally released on Kosmische Musik in 1973. It follows the religious theme of its predecessor and features the line up of Florian Fricke with Conny Veit on guitars, Daniel Fischelscher on guitars and drums (he was the drummer of Düül II), Robert Eliscu on oboe, Djong Yun on vocals and Klaus Wiesse on tamboura.
 
Reissued from the master tapes in quality vinyl pressing, full glory laminated gatefold cover and featuring an insert with liners and photos.
 
Limited to 500 copies worlwide.
 
ARTIST : POPOL VUH
TITLE : SELIGPREISUNG
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS119
FORMAT :LP + INSERT
RETAIL  PRICE : 22 EUROS
 
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LPS120 POPOL VUH - EINSJÄGER & SIEBENJÄGER
BARCODE 4 040824 083267


 
Einsjäger & Siebenjäger, originally released on Kosmische Musik in 1974. Settling down the partnership of Florian Fricke with Daniel Fischelscher that was started in the previous outing and, again, featuring Korean soprano Djong Yun on vocals, the fifth Popol Vuh LP also counted on sporadic contributions by Olaf Kübler on flute to follow the path set on Hosianna Mantra and Seligpreisung.
 
Reissued from the master tapes in quality vinyl pressing, full glory laminated gatefold cover and featuring bonus, an insert with liners and photos.
 
Limited to 500 copies worlwide.
 
ARTIST : POPOL VUH
TITLE : EINSJÄGER & SIEBENJÄGER
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS120
FORMAT :LP + INSERT
RETAIL  PRICE : 22 EUROS


LPS113 - DANTALIAN'S CHARIOT - CHARIOT RISING
BARCODE - 4040824083076

Zoot Money's Big Roll Band was one of the biggest live acts in Swingin' London. They where among the top stage bands playing their mixture of mod jazz/soul/R&B in the most popular clubs and released a bunch of excellent 45's and two fantastic LPs. But by 1967 a new breeze was blowing and bringing winds of change into the music scene. Bands like The Pink Floyd, Tomorrow or The Soft Machine had ignited a revolution in sound, and Money saw it was the time for a new move. Along with guitarist Andy Somers (a.k.a. Summers, later of The Police) and drummer Collin Alen from the Big Roll Band, plus bassist Pat Donaldson, he formed Dantalian's Chariot and hit London's psychedelic underground clubs with a new sound and looks (the band dressed in white and painted their instruments and amps also white, so they'd give an impressive image when a psychedelic light show was projected upon them while in stage). They recorded one of the best singles of the era: "Madman Running Through The Fields", wich coupled with "Sun Came Bursting Through My Cloud" became their only release back in 1967. However, as the legend of the band grew, rumours of existing recordings made in 1967 for an unreleased LP spread among collectors and afficionados, until they finally became true when UK label Tenth Planet released the sessions as "Chariot Rising" in LP format in 1995, and its brother label Wooden Hill put out the CD version one year later.
 
When Dantalian's Chariot split that same 1967 its members would go to other important bands such as Eric Burdon and The Animals, The Soft Machine, Kevin Ayers, Stone The Crows, Focus, John Mayall's band, a.o.
 
Andy Summers, of course, later went on to international fame when he joined forces with Sting and former Curved Air drummer Stewart Copeland in The Police.
 
Now at last again available in vinyl format through Wah Wah Records, issued under license from Zoot Money and featuring a cool period-style colour sleeve, front laminated and with backflaps, plus an insert with info and photos.
 
ARTIST : DANTALIAN'S CHARIOT
TITLE : CHARIOT RISING
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS116
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL  PRICE LP : 22 EUROS


LPS112 - ZANAGORIA - INSIGHT MODULATION
BARCODE - 4040824083106
 
Originally released on the Gemelli label in 1972, this ultra rare Italian library gem has remained unearthed practically since its original release, being only known in hardcore collectors circles.
 
The amazing electronic sounds in the grooves of this first ever vinyl reissue will carry you to a world of experimental sounds ruled under the laws of Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan, Ron Geesin, Gill Melle or the Forbidden Planet OST by Louis & Bebe Barron. Little is known on who was behind the project. It is said to be a studio project by organist and composer Giorgio Carnini, who also recorded other material for Gemelli. Electro-acoustic soundscapes featuring treated voices and sound fx and dark jazzy grooves. It is featured on page 73 of Johnny Trunk's excellent book “The Music Library”.
 
Limited edition of ONLY 500 copies on a nicely front laminated cover w/backflaps.
 
ARTIST : ZANAGORIA
TITLE : INSIGHT MODULATION
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS112
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL  PRICE LP : 22 EUROS


FAUNI 011 - IGOR WAKHEVITCH - LOGOS
 
BARCODE 4040824082796


Subtitled "Rituel Sonore pour Group Pop (Triangle), Choeur mixte et Bande Magnetique" and originally recorded as music from a N.Schmucki ballet premiered at Festival d'Avignon 1970, this is the perfect introduction to Wakhevitch dark, powerful and often menacing sound world. An unlikely mixture of 20th century classical avant-garde, both orchestral and electronic and psychedelic rock courtesy of french psych-prog band Triangle. A strong piece which pairs epic choral parts with Wakhevitch's taped electronics and Triangle's hypnotic jamming to form, in typical Wakevitch occult fashion, an ode to man's relationship with sound forces with the composer acting as a medium between the magical forces of sound and listener. The text inside the wonderul red gatefold cover holds some keys to the composer's universe, mentions to early 20th russian mystic / thinker Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff and also Kabbalistic and Alchemistic traditions are coupled by Wakhevitch's vision of a cosmic art for the 20th century, aligning himself to similar efforts by William Sheller and Guy Skornik. No surprise since this record sits comfortably next to other period pieces like Sheller's "Lux Aeterna", Skornik's "Popera Cosmic", Jason Havelock's "Pop Symphony" or even vangelis Papathanassiou's "Fais Que Ton Reve Soit Plus Longue Que La Nuit". Typical french post-mai 69 orchestral avant-pop vibes galore !!!!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-PU2E_v2bM

TRACKLIST:
ERGON, MINERAL-VEGETAL-ANIMAL, HOMO SAPIENS IGNORABIMUS, INITIATION (1ERE PARTIE), INITIATION (2EME PARTIE), DELIRIUM,
DANSE SACRALE, POINT OMEGA (MORT OU RESSURECTION)
 
STRICTLY LIMITED TO 500 COPIES - GATEFOLD LAMINATED COVER REPRODUCING THE ORIGINAL 1970 ARTWORK - INCLUDES INSERT WITH LINER
NOTES BY RAÜL G. PRATGINESTOS

 
ARTIST : IGOR WAKHEVITCH
TITLE : LOGOS
LABEL : FAUNI GENA
CATALOGUE NUMBER : FAUNI 011
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL  PRICE LP : 22 EUROS


FAUNI 012 - IGOR WAKHEVITCH - DOCTEUR FAUST 
 
BARCODE 4040824082802

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2012

Housed in a fantastic and menacing sci-fi cover courtesy of Druillet and bearing the famous dedication: "A mes grands amis Robert Wyatt et Mick Rattledge", Wakhevitch's second album was a step beyond it's predecessor into a music alchemy that defies categorisation and the one that started to define his trademark sonic collage of styles and moods. Like the previous record, this was the music for a Norbert Schmucki ballet "Ergonia", premiered at Festival D'Avignon 1971, and featured top french players of the era like Janick Top on bass. Oozing darkness and mistery, Wakhevitch displays a wide array of mind-bending tricks that take the listener to a wild and trippy ride into occult zones starting from the spoken word passages and open drum break of "Aimantation" to the psyched-up delirium of "Sang Poupree". Elsewhere delirious acid passages, hypnotic bass riffing, stoned funk beats, wild free-rock freak outs, avant-garde orchestral drama, dubbed-out passages and Wakhevitch trade-mark collage and sound manipulation make up to a really unique listening experience that submerges and puzzles the unexpecting listener. A psychedelic kaleidoscope full of intense moods, from stoned to thrilling drama, from medidative and mystical ritual trance to way out tape and synth manipulation that in spite of all contrast, holds together well - not unlike the similar collaged, contrasting and now much revered opus "L'Enfant Assasin Des Mouches" by Jean Claude Vannier or some of Faust's work.

Originally released by Pathe Marconi in 1972, it has become over the years Wakhevitch's hardest to find album and one that's been chased also because of his striking cover-art, made by no-other than Philippe Druillet, one of the top exponents of french 70's sci-fi comics school together with the great Jean Henri Gaston (better known as Moebius) which revolved around the seminal Metal Hurlant magazine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PNinJdeJ-I

TRACKLIST:
AIMANTATION, MATERIA PRIMA, EAU-ARDENTE, TENEBRES (WALPURGIS), MATINES, LICORNES, SANG POURPREE

STRICTLY LIMITED TO 500 COPIES - SINGLE COVER REPRODUCING THE ORIGINAL 1971 ARTWORK - INCLUDES INSERT WITH LINER NOTES BY RAÜL G. PRATGINESTOS.

 
ARTIST : IGOR WAKHEVITCH
TITLE : DOCTEUR FAUST
LABEL : FAUNI GENA
CATALOGUE NUMBER : FG002LP
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL  PRICE LP : 22 EUROS


FAUNI013 - IGOR WAKHEVITCH - HATOR
 
BARCODE 404082408281
 
Subtitled "LITURGIE Du SOUFFLE POUR LA RESURRECTION DES MORTS", this is probably Wakhevitch's most esoteric and occult-influenced work. Some sort of dark ritual for synthesizer and orchestra inspired by Kabbalistic writings  where Igor's trademark bottom heavy electronics pulse, wizz and sweep to a backdrop of heavy tribal drumming. Elsewhere, menacing and majestic spoken word passages open us the doors to the netherworld, leading you into an esoteric sound ritual that sounds spooky, virulent, powerful, droning, entrancing and mystical at the same time. Again Wakhevitch brings together disparate elements, bridging apparently unrelated musical forms and integrate them in order to deliver another unique work that sounds strangely prescient and recalling at the same time works from Mort Garson (Black Mass), Ruth White (Flowers Of Evil), Terry Riley (Surgery Persian Dervishes), Stockhausen (Stimmung), Tangerine Dream (Zeit) or early Klaus Schulze (Irrlicht).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNcTePruv3Y&feature=related

TRACKLIST:
HYMNE A SATHANAEL (AIMANTATION DES FORCES), GRAND SABBAT LUCIFERIEN (REGIME DES ARCHES), RITUEL DE GUERRE DES ESPRITS DE LA TERRE, CRIS POUR LES SABATS INFERNAUX ET INVOCATIONS DES DAIMONS, OFFICE DE LA LEVEE DU CORPS (DE PROFUNDIS), AMENTHI (ATTENTE DE LA SECONDE MORT), AURORE

STRICTLY LIMITED TO 500 COPIES - GATEFOLD LAMINATED COVER REPRODUCING THE ORIGINAL 1973 ARTWORK - INCLUDES INSERT WITH LINER NOTES BY RAÜL G. PRATGINESTOS PLUS REPRODUCTION OF THE ORIGINAL HATHOR INSERT
 
ARTIST : IGOR WAKHEVITCH
TITLE : HATOR
LABEL : FAUNI GENA
CATALOGUE NUMBER : FG003LP
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL  PRICE LP : 22 EUROS

FAUNI014 - IGOR WAKHÉVITCH - LES FOUS D'OR
BARCODE - 4040824083113

Released by Pathe Marconi in 1975 and housed in a fantastic surrealist cover designed by his father, russian painter/art director Georges Wakhevitch, this album marks the debut of Wakhevitch's long-standing collaboration with american dancer/choreographer Carolyn Carlson. It also shows the composer's progression into a more esoteric and lyrical grounds: a departure from the violence of his first three albums into quieter yet equally dark and mysterious regions. Divided in two sides (called "CORNERSTONE"/"LES FOUS D'OR") the whole record oozes a dreamy, mysterious, surrealist atmosphere enhaced by the spoken word introductions that open a series of mesmerising electronic pieces which range from the gentle to the hypnotic. Animal sounds, ritual horns, wordless vocals and assorted metal banging and scrapping add to the whole mix for a landmark sound that will evolve in future albums. Six different pieces that take off where Hathors' 'Aurore' left before moving into a crazy and d! isjointed landscape that echoes the crazyness of Docteur Faust yet in a subtle, stranger, more warped way.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGJfqOfXyVc

TRACKLIST:
TWILIGHT AND CALL OF THE ASCENDING SPIRIT, ARRIVAL OF THE MAGIC DOLL, RITES OF THE DOLL, HENRY THE FOOL OF THE DOLL, EVE SPEAKS, RITUAL OF THE MASTER OF THE DOLL
STRICTLY LIMITED TO 500 COPIES IN TRANSPARENT CLEAR VINYL - SINGLE COVER REPRODUCING THE ORIGINAL 1975 ARTWORK - INCLUDES INSERT WITH LINER NOTES PLUS REPRODUCTION OF THE ORIGINAL "LES FOUS D'OR" INSERT

ARTIST : IGOR WAKHÉVITCH
TITLE : LES FOUS D'OR
LABEL : FAUNI GENA
CATALOGUE NUMBER : FAUNI014
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL  PRICE LP : 22 EUROS

FAUNI015 - IGOR WAKHÉVITCH - LES FOUS D'OR
BARCODE - 4040824083120

Originally released in 1977, this was (once again) a product of the fruitful association between Wakhevitch and american dancer/choreographer Carolyn Carlson. Compiling some of the pieces specially written for Carlson's "This, that and the other" (created for the Groupe de recherche Théâtrale de l'Opéra de Paris), the album follows the otherwordly steps of it's predecessor ("Les Fous D'or") in a more calm, relaxed, almost nocturnal way.  Inspired by Carlos Castaneda's writings, Nagual is another mysterious and intriguing statement of musical esoterica:  a collection of twelve musical vignettes covering a whole range of styles, from majestic electronic pieces to echo-drenched concrete-like sketches via impressionistic piano compositions. A bewitching  musical journey, built around  Wakhevitch's keys where electronics give way to more acoustic sonorities (piano, harp) for a highly-charged magical sound. A very special record !!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYxdor7QRe8

TRACKLIST
NAGUAL (LES AILES DE LA PERCEPTION), IN THE NAGUAL TIME (FLASH I), SPENTA ARAMATI (RITUAL OF THE ZELATOR), HUNAHGUPUCH, BEGINNING OF PETER'S JOURNEY, SETS (TRANSITION), THE SMILE OF WOLF ON THE BENCH (FOR JORMA), NEVER POEM FOR THE OTHER, IN THE NAGUAL TIME (FLASH II), STOP THE WORLD (RITUEL OF SI-WANG-MON), CINDERELLA, CHIRAKAN-IXMUCANÉ

STRICTLY LIMITED TO 500 COPIES - SINGLE COVER REPRODUCING THE ORIGINAL 1977 ARTWORK - INCLUDES INSERT WITH LINER NOTES PLUS REPRODUCTION OF THE ORIGINAL NAGUAL INSERT

ARTIST : IGOR WAKHÉVITCH
TITLE : NAGUAL
LABEL : FAUNI GENA
CATALOGUE NUMBER : FAUNI015
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL  PRICE LP : 22 EUROS

FAUNI016 - IGOR WAKHÉVITCH - LET'S START
BARCODE - 4040824083137
 
Originally released in 1979, Wakhevitch's last album before definitely settling down in Auroville (India) was his most meditative and relaxed effort to date. Fruit of his 1978  stay in Israel invited by the "Mishkenot Sha’ananim" Foundation,  the album was again completely dominated by the composer's keyboards  - hypnotic, majestic, enchanting and delicate: from the sweeping synths and fractured vocal loops of the title track to the fragility of Taddy's Fruit  Garden, the lyrical spaciness of Eriador or the otherwordly impressionism of Taddy's Dream : Ramallah's Road.  A masterful closing statement by this french master and a must for anyone into meditative keyboard music in the vein of Terry Riley, Deuter, JD Emmanuel or Peter Michael Hamel, to name a few.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC2VwtyHEmw

TRACKLIST:

LET'S START, TADDY'S FRUIT GARDEN, ERIADOR, MONKS IN THE SNOW, TADDY'S DREAM: RAMALLAH'S ROAD

STRICTLY LIMITED TO 500 COPIES - SINGLE COVER REPRODUCING THE ORIGINAL 1979  ARTWORK - INCLUDES INSERT WITH LINER NOTES.

ARTIST : IGOR WAKHÉVITCH
TITLE : LET'S START
LABEL : FAUNI GENA
CATALOGUE NUMBER : FAUNI016
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL  PRICE LP : 22 EUROS


LPS108

PRINCESS FLOWER & THE MOON RAYS - DREAMING THE MAGIC OF YOUR MAYA

BARCODE 4040824082321

 

For fans of Gong, Angus Maclise, La Monte Young, Tony Conrad, Amm (Cardew, Prevost)...
Recorded in 1968 and issued as a very limited run private pressing this psychedelic raga freak-out is the brainchild of multi disciplinar artist Loren Standlee plus his partner Ziska with the cooperation of Daevid Allen and Gilli Smith in what was an early incarnation of Gong. Loren and Ziska had been involved with the crowd of avantgardist free thinkers that settled in Formentera in the sixties, and back home in N.Y. they had also been connected to experimentalists such as Angus Maclise, Marian Zazeela, Tony Conrad, Henry Flynt, Pandit Pran Nath, a.o.
This bizarre selection of sounds was the brainchild of Loren Standlee and Ziska and features a very early Gong incarnation. Loren Standlee and Ziska were among the “Formentera” (small Island near Ibiza, Spain) visionary poets, musicians and psychedelic ‘researchers’ in the early sixties. In Paris, they began hand-painting silk and designing clothes for many of the rock luminaries of the time, among them The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix, as well as haute couture designers in Paris and London. They met Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth at a poetry reading where Loren was playing Alto Flute and Ziska was creating vocal sounds to intermix with the flute. They began playing together as a group utilizing Daevid’s Italian echo chambers and soon they had a two-night-a-week gig playing at the Vielle Grille, an avant guard club in Paris where you might hear Ornette Coleman playing upstairs or see Yoko Ono performing in a sack on stage.

Gong was formed and took two identities: one, only Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth’s material, and the other, the Gong sound of Daevid on ‘space’ guitar, crystals, feathers and other unpredictable objects, Loren on alto flute and jews harp, and Ziska and Gilli doing ‘space whispering’ chanting sounds which built up to sound climaxes. For the time, it was extremely avant guard, and culminated in a gig to perform at Diane Von Furstenberg’s wedding where the group took LSD and both shocked and beguiled the party by performing for two hours, dressed in Loren and Ziska’s hand-painted silks and making sounds that no one had ever heard before. It put them into a kind of cult status.

They were invited to perform at the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm in 1967, where they once again stunned the audience with their not-heard-or-seen before sound and look. The great Don Cherry joined them at the end of the performance.

Because Daevid and Gilli had visa problems, they couldn’t return to Paris, and the group split up after Stockholm. Gong was re-formed elsewhere with new people. Loren and Ziska returned to Paris and then left for New York. In New York, they met Ira Cohen, poet, mylar photographer, and the creator of the cult classic film The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda. Quoting from Ira Cohen: “Sheldon and Diane Rochlin had just finished their great film on Vali, the witch of Positano, and were working on (their next film) Dope. Loren Standlee and Ziska, who had been in Dope, stepped into the magic mirror and became charter members of the “Universal Mutants”. It was then that I realized we were a special group of dedicated visionaries, electronic multi - media Shamans…”


                   


Two of the tracks on the bonus LP, feature the line-up of Loren, Ziska and Raj Samyana, which is basically The Universal Mutant Repertory Company minus Angus Maclise and his wife Hetty.
The Universal Mutant Repertory Company are most known as a group that included drummer Angus  MacLise, multimedia avant-gardist who was the original drummer of the Velvet Underground. The Company were formed in the late 1960s, and included MacLise, his wife Hetty MacLise (on organ, tanpura, and probably other instruments), Loren Standlee (alto flute), Ziska Baum (Indian dulcimer), and Raja Samyana (guitar). The Universal Mutant Repertory Company was a name devised by filmmaker Ira Cohen, to describe the people appearing in his film Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda. All of the musicians did an improvised soundtrack to that film at St. Mark's Church in New York. A 39-minute tape of the performance, used as the title track, formed the core of the Angus MacLise retrospective CD collection The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda. On this piece, the group played drone-trance music propelled by MacLise's charged hand drumming, given extra psychedelic coating by the employment of four microphones, each run through an echo chamber. Loren Standlee recalled in The Wire magazine that the musicians would play together for as long as eleven hours straight.
An original copy would cost you a small fortune (raising over 4 digits!), but here’s at last an accurate vinyl reissue that comes complete with liner notes plus an amazing poster of one of Loren Standlee’s psychedelic collages plus an extra LP with previously unreleased studio material. Limited to 500 copies only.


ARTIST : PRINCESS FLOWER AND THE MOON RAYS
TITLE : DREAMING THE MAGIC OF YOUR MAYA
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS108
FORMAT : 2LP + POSTER + INSERT
RETAIL PRICE : 30 EUROS



LPS110

RONTHEO

BARCODE 4040824082703


 
Rontheo is one of the rarest folk rock LPs to come out of the kraut scene of the seventies. Formed by Canadian RON di Tomaso and German THEO Busch it has become one of the most coveted pieces among collectors and afficionados. Wah Wah records is proud to announce at least an official vinyl reissue, made from the original master tapes and with the help & cooperation from both Ron & Theo themselves!
 
When Theo Busch and Ronnie di Tomaso first met in 1975 it was immediately clear that Theo's violin playing matched magically with Ron's guitar and voice. In 1976 they produced one of the most lovely folk rock LPs of the era, a delicious orgy of acoustic guitars cleverly punctuated by electric acid guitar riffs and Theo's violin bits. Now fetching obscene amounts of money among collectors, it is here reissued in vinyl now for the first time for the enjoyment of folk rock lovers and listeners of rare euro lost gems like Emtidi or Subway.
 
A
1. Music (Ronnie di Tomaso)
2. Live! (Ronnie di Tomaso)
3. Lady From Heaven (Ronnie di Tomaso)
4. Do It Again (Theo Busch / Thomas Schmidt)
5. By The Side Of A Clear Crystal Fountain (Music by Ronnie di Tomaso, lyrics : trad., arranged by Peter Mühlbauer)
 
B
1. Zyclus (Theo Busch)
2. Although It's Fine (Ronnie di Tomaso)
3. Clouds Everywhere (Ronnie di Tomaso)
4. Tomorrow Will Know (Ronnie di Tomaso)
 
Produced and recorded by Peter Mühlbauer at the Breitkopf & Härtel studio, Tanusstein
Originally released on the Breitkopf Song label in 1976. This reissue (c) 2012 Wah Wah Records Supersonic Sounds under license from Ronnie di Tomaso and Theodor Busch.
 
With sound taken from the original master tapes and housed in its fantastic gatefold artwork, includes an insert with photos and liner notes made with the help of both Ron & Theo. Limited to only 500 numbered copies worldwide!
 
ARTIST : RONTHEO
TITLE : S/T
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDSCATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS110FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 22 EUROS


LPS111

ROBERTO CACCIAPAGLIA ‘SEI NOTE IN LOGICA’
 
BARCODE 4040824082710
 

 

Roberto Cacciapaglia’s legendary 1979 composition for voices, orchestra and computer, recorded with the Ensemble Garbarino conducted by Giuseppe Garbarino and featuring the voices of Elfriede Demetz, Alexandra Althof, Cettina Cadelo and Eloisa Francia plus the filtered reciting voice of Ann Steel. For fans of early  minimalist composers, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley or even Moondog.
 
First time ever vinyl reissue. Remastered at Abbey Road by Cacciapaglia himself and Simon Gibson. Limited to 500 copies.
 
Legendaria composición para voces, orquesta y ordenador creada por Roberto Cacciapaglia en 1979. Grabada con el Ensemble Garbarino bajo la dirección de Giuseppe Garbarino y contando con las voces de Elfriede Demetz, Alexandra Althof, Cettina Cadelo y Eloisa Francia y el recitado con la voz de Ann Steel maniulada electrónicamente. Para fans de los primeros compositores minimalistas, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley o incluso Moondog.
 
Por primera vez reeditado en vinilo. Reasterizado en Abbey Road por el propio Cacciapaglia y Simon Gibson. Edición limitada de 500 copias.
 
ARTIST : ROBERTO CACCIAPAGLIA
TITLE : SEI NOTE IN LOGICA
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS111
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 22 EUROS


LPS114

SPACECRAFT - PARADOXE
 
BARCODE 4040824082727


 
French guitar/synth duo featuring John Livengood (Red Noise) on synthesizers and Ivan Coaquette on guitar (Clearlight, Delired Cameleon Family, Música Electrónica Viva...). With sounds recalling pre-Zuckerzeit Cluster, Atem period Tangerine Dream, The BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Gong, Clearlight or Heldon, this French private-press album is one of the most acid, dark and free-form records from the whole progressive era.
 
First ever LP reissue housed in silver-mirror paper cover. Limited to 500 copies.
 
Duo francés de guitarra y sintetizador formado por John Livengood (Red Noise) a los sintes e Ivan Coaquette a la guitarra (Clearlight, Delired Cameleon Family, Música Electrónica Viva...). Con sonidos que recuerdan a los de los Cluster pre-Zuckerzeit, Tangerine Dream período Atem, The BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Gong, Clearlight o Heldon, este prensaje privado francés es uno de los discos más acidos, oscuros y 'free-form' de toda la era progresiva.
 
Reeditado por primera vez en formato vinilo con portada impresa en cartón plateado "efecto espejo". Limitado a 500 copias.
 
ARTIST : SPACECRAFT
TITLE : PARADOXE
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS114
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 22 EUROS


LPS115

IMPROVED SOUND LIMITED ‘ENGELCHEN’ OST
 
BARCODE 4040824082772
 


 

The soundtrack to this 1969 German sexual comedy was produced by Improved Sound Limited, showcasing their killer blend of experimental pop, blues, rock, jazz, funk and easy listening, augmented with tape effects, phasing, distorted guitar... Groovy songs influenced by  60's beat and psychedelia.

The Wah Wah reissue adds two bonus tracks to the LP, originally both sides from Improved Sound Limited's debut single in 1966, plus an extra bonus EP featuring four songs from other soundtracks they did for TV series and films between 1969 (their single containing two songs for the Der Betten Student film) and 1973 (including two songs from Krempoli, directed by Michael Verhoeven).

Newly mastered sound by Jörg Scheuerman. Comes complete with an insert with photos and liner notes. Limited to 500 copies only.

La banda sonora de esta comedia sexual alemana de 1969 corrió a cargo de Improved Sound Limited, que nos ofrecen aquí una genial mezcla de pop experimental, blues, rock, jazz, funk y easy listening, aumentado por efectos de cinta, phasing, guitarras distorsionadas... Material de lo más groovy influenciado por el 60's beat y la psicodelia.

La edición de Wah Wah añade dos bonus tracks al LP, originalmente publicados como ambas caras del single de debut de Improved Sound Limited en 1966, más un EP de 7" con cuatro temas que grabaron para series y filmes de 1969 (su single con dos canciones del filme Der Betten Student) y 1973 (2 canciones de la serie Krempoli, dirigida por Michael Verhoeven)..

With sound remastered by Jörg Scheuerman ,  includes an insert with photos and liner notes made with the help of Manfred Steinheuer & The Band. Limited to only 500  copies worldwide!
Con sonido remasterizado por Jörg Scheuerman. Limited to 500 copies only.

ARTIST : IMPROVED SOUND LIMITED
TITLE : ENGELCHEN
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS115
FORMAT : LP + 7" EP
RETAIL PRICE : 22 EUROS


LPS094 - JOACHIM KÜHN & ROLF KÜHN - BLOODY ROCKERS
BARCODE  4040824081720

 

 
Recorded during the same sessions as the Mad Rockers LP, with the same musicians, Bloody Rockers features more free jazz meets rock explorations by the Kühns and Co., plus a couple of incredibly groovy floorkillers. The album was only released in France back in 1969 and has never been reissued before.
 
This edition comes in remastered sound (by mastering magician Denis Blackham @ Skye Mastering) and faithful reproduction of the original sleeve with backflaps.
 
Jazz meets Rock, Funk and Psych, absolutely amazing groovy lp! With 1 song compiled on Andy Votel's The BYG Deal, the rest of the LP is equally good, though not always so groovy and more experimental.
 
Grabado durante las mismas sesiones que el LP de The Mad Rockers, con la misma formación, Bloody Rockers ofrece más experimentaciones de free jazz mezclado con rock cortesía de los hermanos Kühn y compañía, además de un par de temas bailables fascinantemente groovy. El disco se editó originalmente únicamente en Francia en 1969 y nunca ha sido reeditado desde entonces.
 
Sonido remasterizado para la ocasión por Denis Blackham en Skye Mastering y fiel reproducción de la portada original con solapas traseras.
 
Jazz, funk, rock y psicodelia! Uno de sus temas fue incluído en el recopilatorio The BYG Deal de Andy Votel, el resto del LP es igual de bueno si bien no siempre tan groovy, hay mucha experimentación.
 
ARTIST : JOACHIM & ROLF KÜHN
TITLE : BLOODY ROCKERS
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS094
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 20 EUROS


CLEAR LIGHT SYMPHONY

WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS LPS106

BARCODE 4040824082307

THE CLASSIC LEGENDARY ALBUM FEATURING CYRILLE VERDEAUX, MEMBERS OF GONG AND OTHER TOP MUSICIANS OF THE FRENCH PSYCHEDELIC UNDERGROUND OF THE 70'S!

Cyrille Verdeaux is a classical trained keyboard player who plays organ in Babylone, a band from the Rock pas Dégénéré collective, related to the Actuel magazine, at the beginning of the 1970’s. In 1972 the band splits and Verdeaux joins Barricade for six months. In 1973, Cyrille records a demo of one of his own compositions for piano. Actuel’s music journalist –who also plays bass in Dragon- Jean-Pierre Lentin suggests Verdeaux shall send his work to the new-born UK label Virgin.

That same year 1973 Virgin has just launched its first release, Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells. It becomes a top seller very fast, helping the consolidation of the project led by future millionaire Richard Branson, and with the good taste of his partner Simon Draper, Virgin will start to add other delicatessen to a catalogue that will have no equal in the history of underground music.

Through Tim Blake, Gong’s synth player at the time (one of Branson’s first artists), Cyrille Verdeaux signs for Virgin in 1974. That same year Clearlight Symphony is recorded (clearlight stands for a type of LSD). For its recording sessions Cyrille uses two different line-ups, each in charge of each of the two parts of the work. On one side there’s ex Babylone members Christian Boulé, Lard Free’s Gilbert Artman and bassman Martin Isaacs. They record along with Verdeaux on Virgin’s Manor studio. The other side will be canned at Kaleidophon studios, ran by White Noise’s David Vorhaus, where Cyrille is joined by Gong members Tim Blake, Steve Hillage and Didier Malherbe.

Verdeaux’s original idea was to feature the Manor studio recordings on side A, but thinking heads at Virgin thought better to flip sides to make more profit of Gong’s commercial success. A curious decision, since you normally don’t promote an LP with the same strategy you would use for a single! Clearlight Symphony was released in 1975 with small echo in press and public, although it has nowadays reached a cult status among followers of the symphonic – cosmic – progressive genres.

In what refers to its musical content, Clearlight Symphony is a completely opposed concept to that of the other project in which Verdeaux was involved at the time: the collective album Delired Chameleon Family (also reissued recently on Wah Wah Records), a brilliant psychedelic dive into the French underground of the seventies. Clearlight Symphony, instead, is a much more author-controled work, where all the musicians adapt themselves to Verdeaux’s circular, systematic composition. The alleged and collected improvisations, dissonances and atonalities (superb Boulé), the rhythmic tension of Artman’s enigmatic, Heldonian drumming, Blake’s environmental VCS3 modulations, Hillage’s content cosmicism, Verdeaux’s crescendos and counterpoints… Plus echoes of Débussy, Terry Riley, Soft Machine, Magma, and why not, the aforementioned Tubular Bells. In short, a work of honesty, an album of its time.

Paco Peiró

 
Cyrille Verdeaux es un teclista de educación clásica que a principios de los años setenta toca el órgano en Babylone, banda del colectivo Rock pas Dégénéré auspiciado por la revista Actuel. En 1972 la formación se disuelve y Verdeaux entra en Barricade, grupo en el que permanece tan solo unos seis meses. En 1973, Cyrille graba una demo de una composición suya para piano. La cinta la escucha Jean-Pierre Lentin, crítico musical de Actuel y bajista de la banda Dagon, que insta a Verdeaux a presentar la obra al recién creado sello británico Virgin.

En el mismo año 1973, Virgin publica su primera referencia, el álbum Tubular Bells, del joven Mike Oldfield. Convertido muy pronto en un superventas mundial, el disco consolida el proyecto del futuro multimillonario Richard Branson, y con el buen gusto de su socio Simon Draper, Virgin sigue sumando exquisiteces a una escudería de difícil parangón en la historia del underground.

Por mediación de Tim Blake, el sintetista del grupo Gong (uno de los primeros fichajes de Branson), Cyrille Verdeaux firma un contrato con Virgin en 1974. Ese mismo año se registra Clearlight Symphony (clearlight es algo así como una variedad de LSD). Para la grabación, Cyrille recurre a dos formaciones distintas de músicos, que definen sendas partes de la obra, cada una de unos 20 minutos de duración. Por un lado están el ex Babylone Christian Boule, Gilbert Artman, de Lard Free, y el bajista Martin Isaacs. Esta célula acompaña a Verdeaux en la parte de la grabación realizada en los estudios Manor de Virgin. La otra mitad de la suite se registra en los estudios Kaleidophon del White Noise David Vorhaus, donde a Cyrille le acompañan los miembros de Gong Tim Blake, Steve Hillage y Didier Malherbe.

La idea original de Verdeaux era que en la cara A del vinilo estuviera la parte grabada en Manor, pero en Virgin creyeron oportuno invertir el orden para aprovechar el tirón comercial de Gong. Una decisión muy peregrina, pues un LP no se promociona con la estrategia de un single. Clearligh Symphony se publicó en 1975 con una acogida muy discreta de público y crítica, aunque con el paso de los años ha devenido en una especie de sleeper, y a día de hoy se considera un pequeño objeto de culto entre los nuevos seguidores de géneros a menudo tan inciertos como el rock sinfónico-cósmico-progresivo.

En lo que concierne al contenido musical, Clearlight Symphony representa un concepto totalmente opuesto al de otro proyecto en el que Verdeaux estuvo implicado casi al mismo tiempo: el álbum colectivo Delired Cameleon Family (de reciente reedición en Wah Wah Records), una brillante inmersión sicodélica del underground francés de los años setenta. Clearlight Symphony es un trabajo muy controlado por su autor de cabo a rabo, donde los excelentes músicos se adaptan a una composición tan circular como sistemática. Las supuestas y conseguidas improvisaciones, las disonancias y atonalidades (soberbio Boule), la tensión rítmica de la enigmática y heldoniana batería de Artman, las modulaciones ambientales del VCS3 de Blake, el contenido cosmicismo de Hillage, los crescendos y contrapuntos de Verdeaux….Y por los surcos se pasean los ecos y las sombras de Debussy, Terry Riley, Soft Machine, Magma y, por qué no, el ya citado Tubular Bells. En definitiva, una obra sobre todo honesta, un disco de su tiempo.

Paco Peiró

 

ARTIST : CLEARLIGHT
TITLE : CLEAR LIGHT SYMPHONY
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS106
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 20 EUROS


THE UNFOLDING - HOW TO BLOW YOUR MIND...

WAH WAH RECORDS LPS107

BARCODE 4040824082314

"For those of us fortunate to have grown up in the 1960's, trying to "out weird" the next guy seemed perfectly normal for the day. Expressing one's self were all part of those magical and crazy days. The Unfolding were no different. Although not much is known of this band, it appears they were a studio group organized by Audio Fidelity records in New York City, circa 1967. Sometimes known as an "Exploitative" album, Freak Out Party certainly does take advantage of the free form and outlandish styles of 1967." (Roger Maglio, Gear Fab Records)

A rare underated freaky psychedelic LP that will appeal to those into The Summer Of Love meets The Mothers Of Invention sounds that will delight those ears into psychedelic exploitation albums like Love Machine, Mesmerising Eye, Fire & Ice LTD or Friendsound.
Featuring a mindblowing production with harpsichord, sitar, chimes and anyting that makes freaky psych sounds. A trip back to the days of LSD and free love.
Comes with a facsimile reproduction of the original insert. 500 copies limited edition.



"Para aquellos de nosotros afortunados de haber crecido en los 60, intentar ser más raro que el tipo de al lado era lo que se llevaba. Expresar la individualidad de uno mismo era importante en aquellos mágicos y alocados días. The Unfolding no eran diferentes en esto. A pesar de no conocerse mucha información de esta banda, parece que se trata de un grupo de estudio montado por el sello Audio Fidelity en Nueva York en 1967. A veces tildado de LP de "exploitation", Freak Out Party es una muestra del sonido "free form" y de los estilos más bizarros de 1967." (Roger Maglio, Gear Fab Records)

Un álbum psicodélico raro e infravalorado que gustará a quienes gusten de la colisión entre el sonido del verano del amor y los Mothers Of Invention y a todos aquellos que disfruten del sonido de los discos de exploito psych tipo Love Machine, Mesmerising Eye, Fire & Ice LTD o Friendsound.

Con una producción alicinógena cargada de clavicordios, sitar, campanitas y cualquier cosa que produzca sonidos frikis y psicodélicos. Un viaje a los tiempos del LSD y el amor libre.

Incluye reproducción facsímil del insert original. Edición limitada de 500 copias.

ARTIST : THE UNFOLDING
TITLE : HOW TO BLOW YOUR MIND AND HAVE A FREAK-OUT PARTY
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS107
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 20 EUROS


ANDRÉ POPP - LE COEUR EN FÊTE

WAH WAH RECORDS WLP008 · BARCODE

4040824082383

 
As you may know, André Popp is one of the most prominent musicians/conductors/arrangers from France. Originally released in 1972 on the AZ label, Le coeur en fête, an amazing masterpiece of groovy jazz funk / easy listening / progressive pop sounds featuring funky rhythms, cool guitar licks (courtesy of Le Système Crapoutchik / Eden Rose's Jean Pierre Alarcen!), sitar, Moog, killer Hammond organ and flutes, is one of the rarest LPs in Popp's catalogue. It was released in France, Germany and Canada but sold out less than a year after its release and has surprisingly never been reissued until now!
 
An LP that will appeal to those into the sounds of other classic French works like Pop Instrumental de France, Jason Havelock's Pop Symphony, Jean-Claude Vannier's L'Enfant Assassin des Mouches, William Sheller's Lux Aeterna, Michel Berger's Puzzle, Popera Cosmic or even Janko Nilovic's Pop Impressions or Psyc Impressions.
 
The Wah Wah reissue comes with incredible remastered sound (remaster made by sound wizard Denis Blackham @ Skye Mastering) and features liner notes by French expert Jean-Emmanuel Dubois. Limited to only 500 copies, get yours before they are gone!
 
André Popp es uno de los más prominentes músicos/directores/arreglistas franceses. Originalmente editado en 1972 en el sello AZ, Le coeur en fête es una fantástica obra maestra repleta de jazz funk / easy listening / pop progresivo con ritmos funk, buenos riffs de guitarra (cortesía de Jean Pierre Alarcén de Le Système Crapoutchik / Eden Rose), sitar, Moog, órgano Hammond y flautas que se ha convertido en uno de los discos más buscados del catálogo de Popp. Fue editado en Francia, Alemania y Canadà. pero en menos de un año quedo completamente descatalogado y jamás había vuelto a ser editado hasta ahora!
 
Un LP que hará las delicias de aquellos que aprecien los sonidos de otras obras clásicas francesas como Pop Instrumental de France, Jason Havelock's Pop Symphony, Jean-Claude Vannier's L'Enfant Assassin des Mouches, William Sheller's Lux Aeterna, Michel Berger's Puzzle, Popera Cosmic or even Janko Nilovic's Pop Impressions o Psyc Impressions.
 
La edición de Wah Wah viene con sonido fabulosamente remasterizado por Denis Blackham en Skye Mastering y contiene notas redactadas expresamente para la ocasión por el periodista especializado Jean-Emmanuel Dubois. En edición limitada de 500 copias. ¡Consigue la tuya antes de que vuelen!
 
ARTIST : ANDRÉ POPP
TITLE : LE COEUR EN FÊTE
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : WLP008
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 20 EUROS


HYDRUS - MIDNIGHT IN SPACE
WAH WAH RECORDS LPS109 · BARCODE 4040824082390

 
The third of the experimental electronic releases on the PDU label (along with recent Wah Wah's offerings Elektriktus' Electronic Mind Waves and Roberto Cacciapaglia's Sonanze) was released in 1978 and offered amazing cosmic passages in the purest Gillet Lethman & Cosmic Jokers style, built with piano, synth and even a spice of disco rhythms, plus sensual voices in a Cantori Moderni d'Alessandroni or Edda Dell'Orso feel adding for an exotic touch.
 
Reissued for the first time in a limited edition vinyl LP run of only 500 copies.
 
El tercero de los discos de electrónica experimental editados en el sello PDU (el mismo de las recientes reediciones de Wah Wah Elektriktus Electronic Mind Waves y Roberto Cacciapaglia Sonanze) apareció originalmente en 1978 y nos ofrece maravillosos pasajes cósmicos al más puro estilo de Gillet Lethman & Cosmic Jokers, creados con piano, sintetizadores e incluso una pizca de ritmos disco, con el añadido de voces más sensuales en la línea de unos Cantori Moderni d'Alessandroni o de Eda Dell'Orso.
 
Reeditado por primera vez en edición limitada de únicamente 500 copias en formato LP.
 
TRACKLIST
A
1. MIDNIGHT IN SPACE
2. HIBERNATION
3. EARTH CALLING SPACE
 
B
1. MILKY WAY
2. THE TWO PLANETS
3. SPACE LINK-UP
 
ARTIST : HYDRUS
TITLE : MIDNIGHT IN SPACE
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS109
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 20 EUROS

LPS101 ELEKTRIKTUS - ELECTRONIC MIND WAVES
BARCODE : 4040824082024



Out of the mysterious mind of Andrea Centazzo came Elektriktus. Originally released on the PDU label, the LP Electronic Mind Waves offers a collection of 8 synth fueled songs that sound very close to what kraut/cosmische heads were doing at the time, think of Conrad Schnitzler, Deuter or Cosmic Jokers, and also other European experimentalists like Richard Pinhas' Heldon, Spacecraft, Didier Bocquet, Seesselberg, F.G. Experimental Laboratory, Roberto Cacciapaglia or Hydrus. Along with Cacciapaglia and Hydrus, Elektriktus shows the most adventurous experimental sounds under a kraut/cosmische music influence to ever come out of Italy.

 
Centazzo was already a highly experienced musician when he produced this LP in his home studio in 1976. He had been the drummer on Giorgio Gasslini's Quartet, with whom he also recorded several LPs, and also on his own jazz band Ictus (actually the name Elektriktus came out of melting his electronic experiments with his former band's name). He's actually one of the key names from the italian improv / free-jazz scene and the driving force behind the ICTUS label,
 
Strongly recommended to fans of minimal electronic music, kosmische sounds & ambient soundscapes!
 
The Wah Wah reissue comes in an exact repro of its original sleeve and features an insert with information and photos. Strictly limited to only 500 copies!
 
Elektriktus nace en la mente de Andrea Centazzo. Originalmente editado en el sello PDU, su LP Electronic Mind Waves nos ofrece una colección de 8 canciones en las que predominan los sintetizadores y cuyo sonido recuerda mucho al de sus contemporáneos de la escena kraut/cosmiche Conrad Schnitzler,Michael Bundt, Deuter ,Sesselberg, F.G. Experimental Laboratory o Cosmic Jokers, asi como al de experimentalistas europeos como los Heldon de Richard Pinhas, Spacecraft, Didier Bocquet, Seesselberg, F.G. Experimental Laboratory o Roberto Cacciapaglia & Hydrus. Junto a, precisamente, Cacciapaglia, Elektriktus representa la vertiente experimental más próxima al movimiento kraut/Kosmiche jamás hecha en Italia.
 
Centazzo tenía ya amplia experiencia como músico cuando produjo este LP en su estuido doméstico en 1976. Había sido el baterista del Giorgio Gasslini's Quartet, con quien había grabado varios LPs, y también había tenido su propio combo de jazz, conocido como Ictus (de hecho el nombre Elektriktus proviene de la mezcla de sus experimentos electrónicos con el nombre de su anterior banda). Posteriormente, ha cultivado su faceta como improvisador dentro de la escena free italiana, siendo uno de los elementos dinamizadores del free jazz italiano a través de su sello ICTUS.
 
 
ARTIST : ELEKTRIKTUS
TITLE : ELECTRONIC MIND WAVES
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS101
FORMAT : LP + INSERT
RETAIL PRICE LP : 20.00 EUROS


LPS102 ÂME SON - CATALYSE
BARCODE : 4040824082031



The origins of Âme Son go back to the mid sixties, when Bernard Lavialle (guitar), Bernard Stisi (guitar, vocals), Patrick Fontaine (bass) and Marc Blanc (drums) formed Les Primitiv's circa 1965. They took the Parisian stages with a Yardbirds / Pretty Things inspired wild R&B set, and they kept active until Stisi left in 1967. At that point they changed their name to Expression, and with a more experimental approach they took their newly find free rock sound a la Soft Machine to night clubs and also to exhibitions of modern art. It was around that time that Marc Blanc met Australian ex-patriate Daevid Allen, who had been the guitarist with the Soft Machine until he hadn’t been allowed to return to the UK after some South of France gigs of the band. Allen settled in Paris where he would form Gong, but before that he was to be joined by Blanc and Fontaine in his new project Banana Moon.
 
After the Banana Moon period Lavialle, Fontaine, Blanc and flutist François Garrel regrouped under the name of Âme Son and were featured with great acclaim on some of the most important festivals of the era. The BYG label signed them and in 1970 they recorded their now legendary LP. The album was conceived pretty quickly and it has a spontaneous, energetic psychedelic / free rock feel with a pretty psychedelic prog sound that drinks from the same springs as bands such as Gong, The Soft Machine, The Pink Floyd or Guru Guru. Âme Son were one of the earliest French rock bands to go beyond the conventional rock & roll of the time, and ‘Catalyse’ is considered to be one of the first truly progressive / underground efforts at 33 tours in France.
 
The Wah Wah reissue features the original German gatefold cover, remastered sound, a repro of a very cool original Âme Son period poster plus photos and liner notes. Strictly limited to only 500 copies!
 
Los orígenes de Âme Son se remontan a mediados de los sesenta, cuando Bernard Lavialle (guitar), Bernard Stisi (guitar, vocals), Patrick Fontaine (bass) y Marc Blanc (drums) forman el conjunto Les Primitiv's en 1965 y toman los escenarios parisinos con un set de R&B en la más pura línea Yardbirds / Pretty Things. Se mantienen en activo hasta que en 1967 Stisi abandona la formación. Entonces cambian de nombre a Expression y su música evoluciona hacia un sonico más experimental, en la línea de los primeros Soft Machine, y se presentan en clubes nocturnes y también actúan en exposiciones de arte. En esa época Blanc conoce a Daevid Allen, quien había sido guitarrista fundador de Soft Machine pero que por problemas burocráticos tuvo que establecerse en Francia. En Paris formaría Gong, pero antes de ello reclutaría a Blanc y Fontaine para su nuevo proyecto Banana Moon.
 
Tras ún corto período en Banana Moon, Lavaille, Fontaine, Blanc y el flautista François Garrel se unen de nuevo, esta vez bajo el nombre de Âme Son, y aparecen en los más importantes festivales del momento con gran éxito entre crítica y público. El sello BYG los contrata y en 1970 graban su hoy legendario LP 'Catalyse'. Concebido en muy poco tiempo es un bombazo de free rock psicodélico, espontáneo y energético, y con un sonido que bebe de los mismos mantantiales que bandas como Gong, The Soft Machine, The Pink Floyd o Guru Guru. Âme Son fueron uno de los primeros grupos de rock francés en ir más allá de convencionalismos, y 'Catalyse' está considerado el primer esfuerzo realmente progresivo / underground a 33 rpm del país.
 
La reedición de Wah Wah incluye la portada gatefold con el diseño de la edición alemana, sonido remasterizado, una reproducción de un fabuloso poster de la época y notas informativas y fotografías. Estrictamente limitado a solamente 500 copias!

 
ARTIST : ÂME SON
TITLE : CATALYSE
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS102
FORMAT : LP + POSTER
RETAIL PRICE LP : 20.00 EUROS



LPS103 ÂME SON - PRIMITIVE EXPRESSION
BARCODE : 4040824082048




 

The origins of Âme Son go back to the mid sixties, when Bernard Lavialle (guitar), Bernard Stisi (guitar, vocals), Patrick Fontaine (bass) and Marc Blanc (drums) formed Les Primitiv's circa 1965. They took the Parisian stages with a Yardbirds / Pretty Things inspired wild R&B set, and they kept active until Stisi left in 1967. At that point they changed their name to Expression, and with a more experimental approach they took their newly find free rock sound a la Soft Machine to night clubs and also to exhibitions of modern art. It was around that time that Marc Blanc met Australian ex-patriate Daevid Allen, who had been the guitarist with the Soft Machine until he hadn’t been allowed to return to the UK after some South of France gigs of the band. Allen settled in Paris where he would form Gong, but before that he was to be joined by Blanc and Fontaine in his new project Banana Moon.
 
After the Banana Moon period Lavialle, Fontaine, Blanc and flutist François Garrel regrouped under the name of Âme Son and were featured with great acclaim on some of the most important festivals of the era.
 
Primitive Expression is an amazing collection of unissued at the time studio material that proves Âme Son were a really amazing band, since this material sounds equally good as that of their official LP, if not better! It will appeal to fans of Gong, the early Soft Machine, Pink Floyd and in general anyone with interests in the field of experimental free form underground psychedelic rock! It will also include the two songs from their only 45.
 
PLUS!!! >>> Additionally, this LP will feature a PS 7" with the fabulous "Sweet Georgia" song by The Primitives for lovers of freakbeat floor killers!!
 
The Wah Wah reissue is the first ever vinyl edition of these 'lost' tapes and comes with a repro of a very cool original Âme Son period poster plus photos and liner notes. Strictly limited to only 500 copies!
 
Los orígenes de Âme Son se remontan a mediados de los sesenta, cuando Bernard Lavialle (guitar), Bernard Stisi (guitar, vocals), Patrick Fontaine (bass) y Marc Blanc (drums) forman el conjunto Les Primitiv's en 1965 y toman los escenarios parisinos con un set de R&B en la más pura línea Yardbirds / Pretty Things. Se mantienen en activo hasta que en 1967 Stisi abandona la formación. Entonces cambian de nombre a Expression y su música evoluciona hacia un sonico más experimental, en la línea de los primeros Soft Machine, y se presentan en clubes nocturnes y también actúan en exposiciones de arte. En esa época Blanc conoce a Daevid Allen, quien había sido guitarrista fundador de Soft Machine pero que por problemas burocráticos tuvo que establecerse en Francia. En Paris formaría Gong, pero antes de ello reclutaría a Blanc y Fontaine para su nuevo proyecto Banana Moon.
 
Primitive Expression es una fantástica colección de material de estudio no editado en su dia que demuestra que Âme Son eran un grupo fabuloso, ya que este material es tan bueno (¡o incluso mejor!) que el publicado en su LP oficial. Gustará a fans de Gong, los primeros Soft Machine, Pink Floyd y en general a cualquiera con intereses en el campo del rock psicodélico underground más experimental.
 
Por primera vez en vinilo, sonido remasterizado, una reproducción de un fabuloso poster de la época y notas informativas y fotografías. Estrictamente limitado a solamente 500 copias!

 
ARTIST : ÂME SON
TITLE : PRIMITIVE EXPRESSION
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS103
FORMAT : LP + POSTER + 7"
RETAIL PRICE LP : 22.00 EUROS


LPS104 - HELDON - AGNETA NILSSON

BARCODE : 4040824082055
 


After our acclaimed reissues of the previous three LPs by Richard Pinhas' project Heldon, here is their fourth LP originally issued on Disjuncta / Urus in 1976. Agneta Nilsson is an interesting step in Heldon's development: it gives a twist to their classic sound, which was mainly built around Pinhas' Fripp-esque guitar work and ambiental synth experiments, to began explore a more rhythmic territory. Drums and bass take more presence here, offering a "rockier" feel, but somehow retaining the mysterious ambience of its predecessors, while adding an extra touch of sinister aggressivity.
 
Featuring among others Magma's keyboardist Patrick Gauthier, it starts pretty much in the same ambiental, spacey, minimalist electronic mood of the previous Heldon releases, but as the development of the main title "Perspective" goes ahead the move towards the more guitar + drums sounds of the next to come Heldon sound is evident.
 
Agneta Nilsson's sound has been describes somewhere as "a more sinister Tangerine Dream mixed with a more jammy King Crimson."
 
Our reissue comes housed in a faithful reproduction of the original sleeve. It is made in a strictly limited edition of only 500 copies, get yours before it's too late!
 
Tras nuestras aclamadas reediciones de los tres primeros LPs del proyecto de Richard Pinhas, Heldon, os ofrecemos su cuarto LP editado originalmente en Disjuncta / Urus en 1976. Agneta Nilsson es un eslabón interesante en la cadena evolutiva de Heldon al ser el disco en el que el sonido del grupo, construído a partir de la guitarra de reminiscencias Robert Fripp de Pinhas, da un giro para adentrarse en territorios más rítmicos. La batería y los bajos toman más presencia, acercándolo a un sonido más "rock" - aunque manteniendo siempre el ambiente misterioso de los discos anteriores-, a la vez que añadiendo un toque extra de siniestra agresividad.
 
El disco cuenta con la colaboración, entre otros, del teclista de Magma, Patrick Gauthier. Empieza siguiendo la línea ambiental de electrónica minimalista y espacial de los discos anteriores, pero a medida que se va desarrollando el tema estrella, 'Perspective', el sonido con predominancia de bateria y guitarras que caracterizará los siguientes trabajos de Heldon se va haciendo cada vez más presente.
 
El sonido de Agneta Nilsson ha sido descrito en foros como "unos Tangerine Dream más siniestros, mezclados con unos King Crimson con más improvisación".
 
Nuestra reedición respeta la portada original e incluye un inserto con fotos y notas informativas. Editado en edición limitada de únicamente 500 copias, pide la tuya antes de que vuelen!
 
ARTIST : HELDON
TITLE : AGNETA NILSSON
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS104
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE LP : 20.00 EUROS

LPS105 ROBERTO CACCIAPAGLIA - SONANZE

BARCODE : 4040824082161
 


Roberto Cacciapaglia had already gathered attention for his excellent work at the keyboards on Franco Battiato's legendary second LP Pollution before joining forces with krautrock mastermind Rolf Ulrich Kaiser for the release of his 1975 masterpiece Sonanze. Cacciapaglia self-produced the album in Milan for the Cosmic Couriers label, and it certainly brings echoes of some cosmiche kraut experiments like those of Popol Vuh, Klaus Schulze or Tangerine Dream, yet retaining a unique personality of its own. Actually it's the feel given by Cacciapaglia's mixture of classical sense compositions (he was trained in Milan's Giuseppe Verdi conservatory) with adventurous experimentalism (he worked for the RAI's phonology research team and also at the CNR in Pisa) what makes the sound of Sonanze so unique. According to the Scented Gardens Of The Mind book, "good musical references might be Terry Riley, Franco Battiato (Sulle corde di Aries), Klaus Schulze (Cyborg) and William Scheller (Lux Aeterna)."
 
In a 500 copies only limited edition featuring an insert with liner notes.
 
Roberto Cacciapaglia había ya causado sensación por su excelente trabajo a los teclados en el lejendario segundo LP de Franco Battiato Pollution antes de unir fuerzas con el cérebro del krautrock Rolf Ulrich Kaiser para la producción de su obra maestra de 1975 Sonanze. Cacciapaglia autoprodujo el álbum en Milan para el sello de Cosmic Couriers, y ciertamente el disco contiene ecos de algunos experimentos kraut-cósmicos como los de Popol Vuh, Klaus Schulze o Tangerine Dream, manteniendo sin embargo una marcada personalidad propia. De hecho es precisamente esa capacidad de Cacciapaglia de mezclar composición de sentido clásico (reflejo de sus estudios en el Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi de Milán) con un valiente experimentalismo (desarrollado sin duda gracias a su trabajo en el departamento de phonología de la RAI y posteriormente en el CNR de Pisa) lo que hace el sonido de Sonanze tan excepcional. Según el libro Scented Gardens Of The Mind, "referencias musicales podrían ser Terry Riley, Franco Battiato (Sulle corde di Aries), Klaus Schulze (Cyborg) y William Scheller (Lux Aeterna)."
 
En edición limitada de 500 copias, contiene un inserto con notas informativas.

 
ARTIST : ROBERTO CACCIAPAGLIA
TITLE : SONANZE
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS105
FORMAT : LP + INSERT
RETAIL PRICE LP : 20.00 EUROS

When the decade of the sixties was approaching its end, members of the Jacques Dutronc backing band started a new adventure under the name of...

 
A finales de la década de los sesenta, miembros de la banda de acompañamiento de Jacques Dutronc empezaron una nueva aventura bajo el nombre de...
 
LE SYSTÈME CRAPOUTCHIK







Wah Wah Records is proud to offer, for the fist time in vinyl format since their original editions, the amazing three LPs released by the band  between 1969 and 1975!
 
¡Wah Wah se enorgullece de presentar, por primera vez en vinilo desde su edición original, los fabulosos tres LPs grabados por la banda entre 1969 y 1975!
 
The 1960's teen music scene in France was one of Europe's most exciting. Following a tradition of satire in pure Boris Vian style many of the garage bands from the country flavoured their sound with the adition of lyrics that gave their acid views on society. On top of the genre there was the great Jacques Dutronc, whose songs with words from journalist Jacques Lanzman are simply fantastic. But if words are good, Dutronc's sound is astonishing, spreading through a wide range of styles that go from frentic punkish R&B to fuzz overtones to Hendrix-like psychedelic hard rock to French chanson to cabaret to whatever you name, they just nailed every style to suit the words, and they did it with as much passion as skills. His backing band included ace guitarists Jean-Pierre Alarcen (a former member of french beat group Les Mods), Gérard Kawczinsky (coming from Les Challengers), Hadi Kalafate on bass -later to be replaced by Christian Padovan (also from Les Challengers), Michel Pelay on drums and Alain Legovic/Chamfort on organ (also a member of Les Mods and of Nicolas Nils' backing band Les Murators, who would later become one of the important artists in French music). Kawczinsky and Padovan also participated in the recording of the great Nino Ferrer 1973 LP "Nino and Radiah et Le Sud."
 
In 1968 winds of change were on the air and new sounds were entering the scene, some of which were embraced by our friends, who evolved into a new outfit: Le Système Crapoutchik. It was Padovan and Kawczinsky (who was nicknamed "Krapoutchik" by Dutronc, hence the name of the band) who were joined in the new project by Claude Putterflam. Putterflam had been recording as Peter Flam, and was instrumental in the development of the band when he established his Flamophone label. Jean Pierre-Alarcen would also be involved (before joining Eden Rose first and Sandrose later), as would Pelay and Legovic.
 
Le Système Crapoutchik debuted with an EP on Disques Vogue in 1968 featuring the songs "Monsieur Sans Joie", J'aime chanter", Je t'ai cherchée partout" and "J'ai regardé passer le temps". That same year would see another four song release on the label with the songs "Un peu de rein", "La vie est belle", "Un peu de musique" and "L'enchanteur". The sound of the new band has a perfect popsike production with a strong Paul McCartney feel and great vocal work that wouldn't pale when compared to that of The Bee Gees, the late sixties The Beach Boys or those harmonies heard on some great UK LPs of the genre like Billy Nicholls' "Would You Believe" or The Kinks "Village Green Preservation Society". However, the band has a very personal sound and it is difficult to compare it to anyone else's! In 1969 Claude Putterflam had already established his own label, Flamophone, and it was through it that Le Système issued their fabulous first LP, "Aussi loin que je me souvienne...". The LP, considered to be the first French conceptual LP, explores a little further that Beatlesque pop sensitivity and mixes it with textured musical landscapes that spoted influences ranging from McCartney to Moody Blues works of the time, but retaining always a very unique point of view. Certainly a more sophisticated sound that what they had been delivering with Jacques Dutronc, but always with one foot on the pop side, more a popsike edge than a straight progrock feel. Flamophone would also relase two singles in 1970, "Demain"/"l'amourophobe" and "Les sans amour"/"L'enfant de choeur", but sadly commercial success eluded the band to the point that it caused it's split. However, a second album, this time a double LP containing all their 7" output plus some previously unissued recordings, was released posthumously in 1971. The album's title takes us again to that stairical French sense of humour, it is called "Flop". An accurate one word description for the point at which they had arrived.
 
In 1974 the band reformed to release a second album (or third, actually, if you count the "Flop" compilation) simply titled "Le Système Crapotchik". It was also released on Flamophone. They also worked with Bernard Ilous on his LP "Pèle Mêle".
 
La escena de música juvenil en la Francia de los sesenta fue una de las más excitantes de Europa. Siguiendo una tradición satírica en la más pura línea de Boris Vian, muchas de las bandas de garaje del país sazonaron su sonido con unas letras que daban una visión completamente ácida de la sociedad. El mayor exponente del género fue sin duda Jacques Dutronc, cuyas canciones -con letras del periodista Jacques Lanzman- son simplemente fenomenales. Pero si las letras son buenas, el sonido de Dutronc es excepcional, moviéndose sin complejos por una gran variedad de géneros que van del frenético R&B-punk a las descargas de fuzz, al hard rock guitarrero a la Hendrix, a la chanson francesa, al cabaret... Pone cualquier género al servicio de los textos y lo borda gracias a la pasión y el talento de sus músicos acompañantes, que incluían a los guitarristas Jean-Pierre Alarcen (antiguo miembro de Les Mods), Gérard Kawczinsky (procedente de Les Challengers), Hadi Kalafate al bajo -más tarde reemplazado por Christian Padovan (también de Les Challengers), Michel Pelay a la batería and Alain Legovic/Chamfort al órgano (también miembro de Les Mods y del grupo de acompañamiento de Nicolas Nils, Les Murators, quien se convertiría posteriormente en uno de los nombres de referencia de la música francesa). Kawczinsky y Padovan participaron también en la grabación del fantástico LP de 1973 de Nino Ferrer, "Nino and Radiah et Le Sud."
 
En 1968 vientos de cambio soplaban en el aire y nuevos sonidos entraban en la escena musical francesa, algunos de los cuales fueron abrazados por nuestros amigos que evolucionaron a un nuevo conjunto: Le Système Crapoutchik. Fueron Padovan y Kawczinsky (apodado "Krapoutchik" por Dutronc, incapaz de pronunciar correctamente su apellido, de aquí el nombre del grupo) quienes se unieron en el nuevo proyecto a Claude Putterflam. Putterflam había grabado en solitario como Peter Flam, y fue clave en el desarroyo de la banda cuando estableció su propio sello Flamophone. Jean-Pierre Alarcen también se unió al proyecto, antes de formar Eden Rose primero y Sandrose después, así como Pelay y Legovic.
 
Le Système Crapoutchik debutaron con un EP en Disques Vogue en 1968 que contenía las canciones "Monsieur Sans Joie", J'aime chanter", Je t'ai cherchée partout" y "J'ai regardé passer le temps". El mismo año un segundo 7" veria la luz conteniendo "Un peu de rein", "La vie est belle", "Un peu de musique" y "L'enchanteur". El sonido de la banda presenta una perfecta producción popsike con un cierto aire a Paul McCartney y buenos trabajos vocales, equiparables a las producciónes de esa época de The Bee Gees, los The Beach Boys de finales de la década de los sesenta o las harmonías contenidas en grandes LPs ingleses del género como pueda bien ser el "Would You Believe" de Billy Nicholls o el "Village Green Preservation Society" de The Kinks. De todos modos, la banda mantiene un sonido tan único y personal que es complicado compararlo al de nadie más. En 1969 Claude Putterflam había lanzado ya su sello Flamophone, y fue a través del mismo que Le Système editó su primer LP, "Aussi loin que je me souvienne...". Considerado el primer álbum conceptual francés, el disco lleva un poco más lejos esa sensibilidad pop Beatlesca mezclándola con paisajes y texturas que podrían estar influenciadas por varias fuentes, desde McCartney a Moody Blues, pero siempre manteniéndose fiel a la originalidad y a la personalidad del conjunto. Por lo general, eso sí, un sonido y una producción mucho más sofisticados que lo que habían venido trabajando con Jacques Dutronc, pero siempre con un pie en el pop, más popsike que rock progresivo. Flamophone también editaría dos sencillos en 1970, "Demain"/"l'amourophobe" y "Les sans amour"/"L'enfant de choeur", pero por desgracia el éxito comercial eludió a la banda hasta el punto de causar la disolución de la misma. Aún así, un segundo álbum editado en forma de doble LP y conteniendo todos sus 7" junto con material inédito y tomas alternativas vería la luz, póstumamente, en 1971. Su titulo nos lleva de nuevo a la tradición satírica del pop francés: "Flop" ("Naufragio"), en clara alusión al punto al que había llegado la banda.

 
And now available in glorious vinyl again for the first time since its original releases :
 
Y ahora, disponibles en glorioso vinilo por primera vez desde su edición original :

LE SYSTÈME CRAPOUTCHIK
AUSSI LOIN QUE JE ME SOUVIENNE...

The debut LP of the band was released on Flamophone in 1969. It shows our friends delivering a very cool pop sound which pays tributes to the more McCartney-esque side of the Beatles, but mixtured in a very personal way with the pop/psych/prog air of its era. Saving the distance, since Le Système Crapoutchik have a unique sound of their own that makes it hard to compare to anything else - and even not having such a baroque production - this LP could be the French equivalent to Billy Nichols "Would You Believe".
 
First time ever reissued on vinyl, from the original master tapes and reproducing the original gatefold cover, plus an insert with liner notes by Jean-Emmanuel Dubois & Marc Argenter  In a limited edition of only 500 copies.
 
El álbum de debut del grupo apareció en Flamophone en 1969. Muestra a nuestros amigos entregando un pop de calidad que rinde tributo al lado más McCartney de los Beatles, pero mezclado de forma extremadamente personal con los aires pop/psych/prog imperantes en la época. Salvando las distancias, ya que Le Système Crapoutchik tienen un sonido muy particular que dificulta su comparación con otros artistas, y su producción no es tan barroca, este LP podría ser el equivalente francés al "Would You Believe" de Billy Nichols.
 
Reeditado por primera vez en vinilo a partir de los másters originales y reproduciendo fielmente su portada "gatefold".Incluyendo un inserto con notas y fotos de la época a Cargo de Jean-Emanuel Dubois & Marc Argenter. Edición limitada de únicamente 500 copias.
 
ARTIST : LE SYSTÈME CRAPOUTCHIK
TITLE : AUSSI LOIN QUE JE ME SOUVIENNE...
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS096
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE LP : 20.00 EUROS


LE SYSTÈME CRAPOUTCHIK
FLOP


The second LP of the band was posthumously released on Flamophone in 1970. It was released as a double LP that collected all their single & EPs output plus other material recorded during the band's short life-span. Great echoes of The Bee Gees are heard on their early 7" releases, but again retaining a strong own personality that makes it difficult to find such a unique sound in other bands. A double LP housed in a colourfoul sleeve in a limited edition of only 500 copies , plus an insert with liner notes by Jean-Emmanuel Dubois & Marc Argenter, get yours before they flop!

El segundo álbum de la banda fue editado póstumamente en Flamophone en 1970. Apareció en formato doble LP recopilando todo el material de sus singles y EPs más los temas inéditos/versiones alternativas grabados por el grupo durante su corto período de vida. Ecos de los Bee Gees presentes en los temas de sus primeros 7", pero como siempre manteniendo su personal sonido. Un doble LP en portada a color en edición limitada de 500 copias, masterizado a partir de las cintas originales, incluyendo un inserto con notas y fotos de la época a Cargo de Jean-Emanuel Dubois & Marc Argenter - consigue tu copia antes de que se hundan!

ARTIST : LE SYSTÈME CRAPOUTCHIK
TITLE : FLOP
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS097
FORMAT : 2LP
RETAIL PRICE LP : 28.50 EUROS

LE SYSTÈME CRAPOUTCHIK
S/T


The band reformed for a comeback in 1975 and this self title LP was their final release, the testament of a group that should be regarded as one of the biggest pop outfits in France. Limited edition of only 500 copies, plus an insert with liner notes by Jean-Emmanuel Dubois & Marc Argenter.

En 1975 la banda se reunió de nuevo y demostró estar en plena forma con la grabación de un tercer LP homónimo, el testamento de quienes deberían ser recordados como uno de los conjuntos pop más impresionantes de Francia. Reeditado en formato vinilo por primera vez desde su aparición original, masterizado a partir de las cintas originales, incluyendo un inserto con notas y fotos de la época a Cargo de Jean-Emanuel Dubois & Marc Argenter. Edición limitada de únicamente 500 copias
 
ARTIST : LE SYSTÈME CRAPOUTCHIK
TITLE : S/T
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS098
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE LP : 20.00 EUROS

ILOUS & DECUYPER
S/T

Bernard Ilous came from a music lovers family, his parents were into jazz and classical music and the young Ilous inherited that sensitivity to the point of teaching himself to play guitar and piano. He discovered R&R and started doing covers of The Beatles and Bob Dylan, but he soon showed skills to write his own compositions. He showed his work to music publisher Gérard Tavernier who signed him to his company and thus some of Ilous songs appeared on LPs by Françoise Hardy, Eric Charden, Johnny Hallyday, Dick Rivers, a.o. In 1969 his friend Claude Putterflam left his job at Vogue to create Flamophone records and he produced a single for Ilous, who was willing to release his own songs by himself. Very soon Ilous joined forces with Patrice Decuyper with whom he would record the amazing LP on offer here. Issued also on Flamophone in July 1971, its blend of folk & pop brings to mind echoes of The Beatles, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young or Joni Mitchell. The sound on the LP is amazing, they took one whole year to produce it, as they were using free studio hours now and then to stay into a budget, and they played most of the guitars and keyboards and were helped by friends from Le Système Crapoutchik on other instruments. The production is excellent and the compositions are amazing, probably one of the most impressive French-sung LPs of all time, and a must for lovers of 60's and 70's perfectly arranged & produced, well crafted works.

 
It is reissued on vinyl for the first time since its original release, mastered from the original tapes and featuring a bonus 7" containing the two songs from their 1972 non-LP single plus an insert with liner notes. In a limited edition of only 500 copies.
 
Bernard Ilous se crió en una familia de amantes de la música. A sus padres les encantaba el jazz y la música clásica e inculcaron la pasión por la música a su hijo hasta el punto que este acabo aprendiendo autodidácticamente a tocar el piano y la guitarra. Descubrió el R&R y se lanzó a tocar versiones de Beatles y Dylan, pero pronto mostró una enorme capacidad para componer sus propias canciones. Mostró sus primeros trabajos a Gérard Tavernier, quien firmó con él un contrato para ligarlo a su editorial, y así algunas de las canciones de Ilous acabaron en el repertorio de artistas de la talla de Françoise Hardy, Eric Charden, Johnny Hallyday, Dick Rivers y otros. En 1969 su amigo Claude Putterflam montó el sello Flamophone y le propuso grabar un single. Ilous, animado por la idea de grabar y editar sus propias canciones interpretadas por él mismo aceptó complacido. Muy pronto se unió a él Patrice Decuyper, con quien grabaría el fenomenal LP que os ofrecemos. Editado también en Flamophone en julio de 1971 es una espléndida mezcla de folk y pop que hace pensar en material de Beatles, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young o Joni Mitchell. Su sonido es impresionante, les llevó un año completarlo ya que utilizaban las horas libres que podían pescar en el estudio para mantenerse dentro del presupuesto de que disponían, y ellos mismos tocan guitarras y teclados y son apoyados por sus amigos de Le Système Crapoutchik a los demás instrumentos. La producción es excelente y las composiciones fuera de serie, probablemente uno de los mejores LPs cantados en francés de todos los tiempos, de compra obligatoria para cualquier fan de las producciones y los arreglos de calidad de los 60 y 70.
 
Reeditado en formato vinilo por primera vez desde su aparición original, masterizado a partir de las cintas originales y con el añadido de un 7" conteniendo ambas caras de su single de 1972, más un inserto con notas y fotos de la época. Edición limitada de únicamente 500 copias.
 
ARTIST : ILOUS & DECUYPER
TITLE : S/T
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS099
FORMAT : LP + 7"
RETAIL PRICE LP : 22.00 EUROS

OPHIUCUS
S/T

Ophiucus released their debut LP in 1972. It is one of the masterpieces of French psychedelic/progressive/folk music, and members of the band included Jean-Pierre Pouret -who had recorded with Sylvie Vartan, Antoine and Herbert Leonard a.o.; brothers Alain and Bernard Labacci (a.k.a. Tom & Jerry - they even supported Jimi Hendrix on a TV appearance) and Michel Bonnecarrere, who had founded the band Zoo. The sound production is amazing, as it used to be with French albums of that era, basing its strengh on acoustic guitars and vocal harmonies, but not refusing to add subtle layers of electric arrangements, even featuring a couple of totally electric Hendrix-influenced songs ('Djarbouka' should become a classic among those dee-jaying at heavy psych parties from now on!). And the band's performance is top level!

 
This amazing album was even planned for an international release and looking for that they even produced a version of it with English lyrics (which can be found on the bonus tracks of the currently available CD release by Lion Productions), but we are sticking to the original release, with the original French-sung versions of the songs, and respecting the beautiful original artwork.
 
It is reissued on vinyl for the first time since its original release, mastered from the original tapes and featuring an insert with liner notes. In a limited edition of only 500 copies.
 
Ophiucus editaron su primer LP en 1972. Es otra de las grandes obras del underground psicodelico/folk/progressivo francés, y entre los músicos que dieron vida al proyecto encontramos a Jean-Pierre Pouret -que había participado en grabaciones de artistas de la talla de Sylvie Vartan, Antoine o Herbert Leonard, entre otros-, los hermanos Alain y Bernard Labacci (también conocidos como Tom & Jerry, bajo cuyo apodo aparecieron con Jimi Hendrix en una aparición de este en la TV francesa) y Michel Bonnecarrere, que fue el fundador de la banda Zoo. La producción sonora es impresionante, como parece ser la norma con los discos franceses de la era, y basa su fuerza en las guitarras acústicas y las melodías vocales, sin rechazar añadir sutiles capas de arreglos eléctricos, incluyendo un par de temas en la más pura onda hendrixiana (¡'Djarbouka' debería ser obligatoria en toda fiesta heavy psych que se precie!). Y, evidentemente, la interpretación del grupo es del más alto nivel.
 
El disco es tan bueno que incluso se planeó una edición internacional con las canciones traducidas al inglés. Nosotros nos mantenemos fieles a la versión originalmente editada en francés (a quien le interese puede hacerse con una copia del CD editado por Lion que incluye las versiones inglesas) y respetamos el artwork original.
 
Reeditado en vinilo por primera vez desde su edición original, masterizado a partir de las cintas originales y conteniendo un inserto con notas. Edición limitada de únicamente 500 copias.

ARTIST : OPHIUCUS
TITLE : S/T
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS100
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE LP : 20.00 EUROS

RAVERS
GOING UNDERGROUND - BAD BAD WORLD

Wah-Wah proudly unearths another lost gem from the past! This time by studio-explotation German band The Ravers, a.k.a The Tonics. Under the production of Herbert Hildebrandt (ex-member of The Rattles, credited on some internet blogs to be some kind of German Kim Fowley), members of The Rattles / Wonderland (Achim Reichel) and The German Bonds produced a series of studio albums as cash-in operations, among them some very known works like Hell Preachers Inc. or Bokaj Retsiem.

 
Mad, Mad World is one of those amazing releases. Having in mind the hardest beat/psych rock sounds of the era (the LP was originally released in 1969) and the rhythms that move a dancefloor they produced this superb collection of groovy Hammond/fuzz/wah-wah driven freak rockers. More than one song here should be on any genre DJ's bag, the most direct one being 'What You Can Do For Your Country' (listen to it on http://myspace.com/wahwahdiscos), but with the whole LP packed with cool songs moving from the Kinks inspired 'We've Got Too Much' to early Deep Purple Hammond vs. lead guitar duels.
 
Wah-Wah se enorgullece de desenterrar otra joya perdida del pasado. Esta vez obra del proyecto de estudio/explotation alemán The Ravers (también conocidos como The Tonics) Bajo la producción de Herbert Hildebrant (antiguo miembro de The Rattles, en algunos blogs de internet nombrado "el Kim Fowley alemán") , miembros de The Rattles / Wonderland (Achim Reichel) y The German Bonds produjeron una serie de álbumes de estudio para aprovechar el tirón de los sonidos del momento, entre ellos algunos tan conocidos como Hell Preachers Inc. o Bokaj Retsiem.
 
Mad, Mad World es una de esas fascinantes ediciones. Teniendo en mente el duro sonido beat/psych rock de la época (el disco se editó originalmente en 1969) y los ritmos que mueven una pista de baile se sacaron de la manga esta soberbia colección de temazos groovy con grandes dosis de Hammond, fuzz y wah wah. Más de una canción del disco debería estar en toda maleta de DJ que se precie, siendo la más directa de ellas 'What Can You Do For Your Country' (escúchenla en http://myspace.com/wahwahdiscos), pero el LP entero está lleno de temazos, desde el fuertemente influenciado por los Kinks 'We've Got Too Much' hasta fantásticos duelos órgano contra guitarra reminiscentes de los primerísimos Deep Purple.
 
TRACKLIST:
Bad Bad World
What You Can Do For Your Country
Relaction I
Hey Joe
Biafra
Kind Of Music I
Turn In
Kind Of Music II
Mr. President
Times Have Changed
Relaction II
We've Got Too Much
Behave Us Of The 3rd World War
 
ARTIST : THE RAVERS
TITLE : GOING UNDERGROUND. BAD, BAD WORLD
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS094
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE 20 EUROS

After the success of the previous Wah Wah reissue of Anima Sound's "Stürmischer Himmel" we are proud to offer a first ever vinyl reissue of their "Musik Für Alle" album, one of the rarest private pressings in the krautrock scene.
 
In 1971 Paul and Limpe Fuchs loaded their instruments on an old tractor and spent six months touring through Germany at 20 km/h. When the summer came, they stopped in front of Willy Neubauer's recording studio in Düsseldorf and there they taped a music memory of the tour. Two long pieces, 17 minute long improvisations titled 'n da da uum da' and 'traktor go go go', were to be privately released as an LP on their own Altepfarhof label. By some, these two tracks "can surely be considered as one of the best psychedelic experiences ever created, due to the intensity of the recording." On their performance the group produced many wonderful and inspired sounds, many of them coming from Paul Fuch's self-built instruments, and counted with the post-production collaboration of Neubauer's Echolette Ringmodulater
 
The Wah Wah reissue has been properly licensed from Limpe Fuchs herself, reproduces the original cover art and features an insert with liner notes, and we must thank for the mastering www.algamarghen.com (who released the CD version of the album).
 
Después del éxito de nuestra anterior reedición del "Stürmischer Himmel" de Anima Sound nos enorgullece presentar la primera reedición en formato LP de su álbum "Musik Für Alle", uno de los prensajes privados más raros de la escena Krautrock.
 
En 1971 Paul y Limpe Fuchs cargaron sus instrumentos en un viejo tractor y se dispusieron a pasarse seis meses de gira por Alemania a la velocidad de 20 km/h. Cuando llegó el verano detuvieron su tractor frente al estudio de grabación de Willy Neubauer en Düsseldorf y allí grabaron una memoria musical del tour. Dos largas piezas, improvisaciones de 17 minutos tituladas 'n da da uum da' y 'traktor go go go', se editarían como LP en su propio sello Altepfarhof. Se dice que estos dos temas "pueden sin duda considerarse una de las mejores experiencias musicales jamás creadas, debido a la intensidad de la grabación". En su interpretación el dúo produjo sonidos maravillosos e imaginativos, muchos de ellos procedentes de los instrumentos construídos por el propio Paul Fuchs, y contó con la colaboración en la post-productión del Echolette Ringmodulater de Neubauer.
 
La edición de Wah Wah, licenciada directamente de la propia Limpe Fuchs, reproduce la portada original e incluye un inserto con información. Debemos agradecer la masterización de www.algamarghen.com (que han editado la versión en CD de este disco).
 
ARTIST : ANIMA SOUND
TITLE : MUSIK FÜR ALLE
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS085
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE 20 EUROS



LARD FREE - GILBERT ARTMAN'S LARD FREE
The first album by Lard Free, simply titled Gilbert Artman's Lard Free, is released in 1973 on the Vamp label. It has been recorded and mixed in April that year, the recording session taking place for only 36 hours in a London studio. But that's ebough time for the band to showcase the adventurous spirit of Gilbert & Co. There's drums and sax of jazzy, repetitive inspiration, free-rock guitar licks and an always present AKS synthesizer that produce one of the essential works of Europe's musical avant-garde on its time.
 
After this brilliant recorded legacy, Lard Free split in 1978, with Artman dedicating his time to his more "successful" project Urban Sax.
 
Featuring : Gilbert Artman (drums, piano steinway, vibes), Herve Eyhani (bass guitar, arp synthetizer), Philippe Bolliet (all saxes), Francois Mativet (guitars).
 
Lard Free publica su primer álbum, Gilbert Artman´s Lard Free, en el sello Vamp en 1973, grabado y mezclado en abril de ese año durante una sesión de tan solo 36 horas en un estudio londinense. Tiempo suficiente para plasmar el espíritu aventurero de Gilbert y los suyos: batería y saxo de inspiración jazzística y repetitiva, guitarra free-rock y un omnipresente sintetizador AKS definen a una de las obras esenciales de la vanguardia musical europea de su tiempo.
 
Tras esta brillante culminación de su escasa discografía, Lard Free se disuelven en 1978, para dejar paso a un proyecto más perdurable y “exitoso” de Gilbert Artman: Urban Sax.
 
Con : Gilbert Artman (bateria, piano steinway, vibráfono), Herve Eyhani (bajo, sintetizador arp), Philippe Bolliet (saxos), Francois Mativet (guitarras).
 
ARTIST : GILBERT ARTMAN'S LARD FREE
TITLE : GIRLBERT ARTMAN'S LARD FREE
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS087
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE 25 EUROS

GILBERT ARTMAN'S LARD FREE
I'M AROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT

Lard Free's second LP, I'm Around About Midnight, was recorded in Paris in a three day session and released in 1975 also on Vamp. There is a totally different line-up from that of the first LP and it features long time friend Richard Pinhas, with whom Artman explores (in his own way) some sound passages of strong Heldon inspiration, although in a less immediate register, building an organic layered sound that emanates a certain shadowy formal beauty. The strong Artman-Pinhas connection is also confirmed by the inclusion on Heldon's Third of the track "Pale violence under a reverbere", on a different mix and different title, "Méchamment rock."

Featuring : Gilbert Artman (drums, percussions, vibes,hammond organ, steinway piano, tenor sax), Richard Pinhas (guitars, bass guitar, arp synthetisers, synthi vks 3), Alain Audat (synthi vks 3, tenor sax, clb), Antoine Duvernot (alto sax, flute)
 
El segundo disco de Lard Free, I’m Around About Midnight, grabado durante tres días en París, se edita en 1975 - también en Vamp. Con una formación completamente distinta, en la que destaca la incorporación de Richard Pinhas, Artman se adentra (eso sí, a su manera) precisamente en paisajes sonoros inspirados por Heldon, aunque en un registro no tan urgente, y logra edificar un magnífico entramado orgánico no exento de cierta sombría belleza formal. Confirmando la estrecha conexión Artman-Pinhas, la pieza “Pale violence under a reverbere” aparece con otra mezcla y distinto nombre, “Méchamment rock”, en el elepé Third de Heldon.
 
Con : Gilbert Artman (bateria, percusiones, piano steinway, vibráfono, órgano Hammond organ, saxo tenor), Richard Pinhas (guitarras, bajo, sintetizadores arp, synthi vks 3), Alain Audat (synthi vks 3, saxo tenor, clb), Antoine Duvernot (saxo alto, flauta)
 
ARTIST : GILBERT ARTMAN'S LARD FREE
TITLE : I'M AROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS088
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE 25 EUROS



LARD FREE (iiii)
The third and last Lard Free LP is released in 1977 on the Cobra label simply titled "Lard Free", recorded in two different studios between January and March that same year. Besides some new musicians, another step forward in Artman's constant evolution is the use of the recording studio as an additional instrument that offers a whole lot of possibilities to creative expansion. The results are amazing : under an apparently lineal structure there's thousands of sound brushtrokes that feed themselves back to create a strange and provocative post-industrial picture.


Gilbert Artman (orgue, piano, arp synthetiseur, vibraphone, drums premier), Xavier Baulleret (guitares), Yves Lanes (synthy-ems), Jean-Pierre Thiraut (clarinette).

En 1977 llega el tercer y último álbum de Lard Free, de escueto y homónimo título, grabado en dos estudios diferentes entre enero y marzo de ese mismo año y publicado por el sello Cobra. En esta ocasión, a los nuevos músicos de rigor Artman añade el instrumento principal de su nueva obra, el estudio de grabación, con todas sus posibilidades de explotación creativa. El resultado es fascinante: bajo una estructura de apariencia lineal asoman infinitas pinceladas sonoras que se retroalimentan hasta configurar un extraño y evocador cuadro postindustrial.

Gilbert Artman (bateria, vibráfono, sintetizador), Xavier Baulleret (guitarras), Yves Lanes (synthy-ems), Jean-Pierre Thiraut (clarinete).

ARTIST : LARD FREE
TITLE : III
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS089
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE 22 EUROS



LARD FREE - UNNAMED
Issued on vinyl format for the first time ever, Unnamed is a collection of 1971/1972 Lard Free "lost" recordings that documents an interesting, primitive period of the band and shows Artman & Co. moving freely in different directions : jazz, noise and the most radical musical improvisation.


Unnamed, editado por primera vez en formato vinilo, contiene piezas de Lard Free registradas en 1971 y 1972, un interesante periodo de orientación primitiva del grupo en direcciones musicales tan diversas como el jazz, el ruidismo y la improvisación más radical.

ARTIST : LARD FREE
TITLE : UNNAMED
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS090
FORMAT : LP + BONUS 7"
RETAIL PRICE 22 EUROS
DELIRED CAMELEON FAMILY
VISA DE CENSURE Nº X

Another lost gem of French underground music, Delired Cameleon Family was originally conceived as the soundtrack to Pierre Clémenti's "Visa de censure nº X", and was originally released as an LP in 1975.

 
It was a host of reputed experimentalists who took charge of producing this soundtrack. Under the direction of Cyrille Verdeaux we found the likes of Yvan Coaquette (Música Electrónica Viva, Spacecraft...), Gilbert Artman (Lard Free, Urban Sax...), Christian Boulé, Tim Blake (Gong, solo recordings...), Ariel Kalma (Heldon, solo recordings), Jean-Claude d'Agostini, François Jeanneau, Jean Padovani, Olivier Pamela, Joël Dugrenot, Antoine Duvernet, Aude Cornillac and Valérie Lagrange.
 
Cyrille Verdeaux was, of course, the main force behind the better known French band Clear Light. Verdeaux was born the 31st of July of 1949 in Paris. At the age of 15 he became a student at the French National Conservatory of Music, specialising in studies of harmony, composition and piano. He won three times the first prize in student composition. After the 1968 student riots he left the Conservatory to join a band as a keyboardist. In 1972 he released "Clearlight Symphony", thus forming the band Clear Light to tour through Europe perfroming his symphony. Clear Light would release three more LPs through the 70's, and also the soundtrack to "Visa de censure".
 
The music form Delired Cameleon Family, as it has been told somewhere, "is the synthesis of piano's technical, epic scales, psychedelic wah wah guitar sounds and electronic «cosmic», molecular machines arrangements."
 
ABOUT PIERRE CLÉMENTI
Clémenti, probably most known for his roll on Buñuel's "Belle de jour" and his acting on films by Passolini, Rocha or Bertolucci among others, made some very interesting films, his work has been compared to that of Kenneth Anger, and some trippy fragments of his movies can be found today on youtube :
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh0QaCOwGnE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgCao2UBUXY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN-UtQpOUds&feature=related
 
More info on "Visa de censure nº X" : http://bolexdementia.blogspot.com/2010/06/visa-de-censure-no-x.html)
 
We are proud to add this great experimental trippy soundtrack to the Wah Wah catalogue, reissued in cool vinyl, with remastered sound, housed in a faithfull reproduction of the original sleeve and complete with an insert with liner notes and photos. Only 500 copies pressed, so better get yours before they are gone!
 
Otra joya perdida del underground musical francés, Delired Cameleon Family fue originalmente concebido como la banda sonora del filme de Pierre Clémenti "Visa de censure nº X" y editado originalmente en formato LP en 1975.
 
Un grupo de reputados experimentalistas fueron los encargados de proporcionar la banda sonora a "Visa de censure". Bajo la dirección de Cyrille Verdeaux e Yvan Coaquette (Musica Electrónica Viva, Spacecraft...), encontramos nombres tan ilustres como Gilbert Artman (Lard Free, Urban Sax...), Christian Boulé, Tim Blake (Gong, solo recordings...), Ariel Kalma (Heldon, solo recordings...), Jean-Claude d'Agostini, François Jeanneau, Jean Padovani, Olivier Pamela, Joël Dugrenot, Antoine Duvernet, Aude Cornillac y Valérie Lagrange.
 
Cyrille Verdeaux fue, naturalmente, la fuerza principal tras el más conocido proyecto Clear Light. Verdeaux, nacido el 31 de julio de 1949 en Paris, entró a los 15 años en el Conservatorio Nacional de Música de Francia dónde se especializó en harmonia, composición y piano. Ganó tres veces el primer premio a la mejor composición estudiantil. Tras las revueltas de 1968 dejó el Conservatorio y se unió a una banda como teclista. En 1972 editó Clearlight Symphony, y formó la banda Clear Light para girar por toda Europa. Clear Light gabarían tres LPs más en los setenta, y la banda sonora objeto de nuestra reedición.
 
La música de Delirec Cemeleon Family, como se ha dicho en algún medio, es "la sintésis de técnicas de piano, escalas épicas, sonidos de wah wahs psicodélicos y arreglos "cósmicos" de maquinas electrónicas moleculares".
 
SOBRE PIERRE CLÉMENTI
Clémenti, probablemente más conocido por su papel en "Belle de jour" de Buñuel o su trabajo como actor en filmes de Passolini, Rocha o Bertolucci, entre otros, realizó algunos filmes experimentales muy interesantes, sus trabajos han sido comparados a veces con los de Kenneth Anger, y algunos fragmentos de ellos se pueden ver en youtube :
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh0QaCOwGnE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgCao2UBUXY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN-UtQpOUds&feature=related
 
Más información en "Visa de censure nº X" : http://bolexdementia.blogspot.com/2010/06/visa-de-censure-no-x.html)
 
Nos enorgullece añadir ésta fantástica banda sonora lisérgica experimental al catálogo de Wah Wah, reeditada ahora en vinilo, con sonido remasterizado, enfundada en una fiel reproducción de la carpeta original y con un inserto con notas y fotografías. Edición de sólo 500 copias, ¡consigue la tuya antes de que se agote!
 
ARTIST : DELIRED CAMELEON FAMILY
TITLE : VISA DE CENSURE Nº X (OST)
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS091
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE 22 EUROS




THE KÜHN BROTHERS & THE MAD ROCKERS
Experienced jazz avantgardists Joachim and Rolf Kühn joined forces with Volker Kriegel, Gunter Lenz and Stu Martin to release this superb mixture of krautrock, psych, funk and free jazz. With all kind of sound effects coming from distorted clarinets, Hammond organ, groovy bass/drums section, breaks and hot guitar licks The Mad Rockers paved the way for many krautrockers to follow. Reissued in vinyl for the first time since its 1969 debut on the Metronome label, this is a basic record to showcase the rich mixture of different styles that would make the 70's German music scene so unique and appealing.


The Kühn Brothers, Rolf and Joachim, were at first reluctant to the reissue of this amazing LP. They are highly trained musicians with a huge experience and a big sense of innovation and they felt they have many works which are much better than this one, which undoubtedly they do have since they started being really young and are still at it nowadays, but here at Wah Wah we do feel The Mad Rockers album is a landmark in krautrock story, since it anticipates the path that would be travelled by so many legendary krautsters of the seventies. Everything is there, the adventurous mixture of styles so diverse as psychedelic rock, jazz, funk... You name it, you find it. Plenty of excelent breaks, experimental in the quest for new sounds, with instruments run through distortion effects, the musicians involved are all key figures in the development of modern European of its era. You have Volker Kriegel, who besides his own solo recordings shall also be remembered for his great contributions to Dave Pike Set's classic albums or his work with Klaus Doldinger. There is Stu Martin, drummer also on other interesting projects like The Free Pop Experimental Concept also reissued on Wah Wah. Plus Günter Lenz on bass, jazz master who has worked among others with names like Krzysztof Komeda, Lighting Hopkins, Chet Baker, Coleman Hawkins or Olivier Nelson, and he has even done orchestral arrangements for Plácido Domingo!

Jazz meets Funk and Psych, absolutely amazing groovy lp! With 2 songs compiled on Andy Votel's Music To Watch Girks By and The Big Deal, the rest of the LP is equally good!
 
Experimentados vanguardistas del jazz, Joachim y Rolf Kühn unieron fuerzas con Volker Kriegel, Gunter Lenz y Stu Martin para editar esta fantástica mezcla de krautrock, psicodélia, funk y free jazz. Con todo tipo de efectos sónicos saliendo de clarinetes distorsionados, órgano Hammond, sección de bajo y batería de lo más groovy, breaks y brillantes riffs de guitarra, los Mad Rockers pavimentaron el camino que muchos krautrockers habrían de seguir. Reeditado en vinilo por primera vez desde su primera edición en Metronome, este es un disco básico como muestra de la mezcla de diferentes estilos que harían la escena musical alemana tan especial y atractiva.
 
Los hermanos Kühn, Rolf y Joachim, mostraron al principio cierta reticencia a reeditar este disco. Siendo músicos académicos del mayor nivel y con amplia experiencia y sentido de innovación en su opinión tienen material más interesante que merece ser reeditado antes que esto, y sin duda será así ya que empezaron muy jóvenes y se han mantenido en activo desde entonces, pero en Wah Wah pensamos que el disco de The Mad Rockers es una obra clave en la historia del krautrock, ya que anticipa el camino por el que transitarian tantas leyendas posterioores del krautrock de los setenta. Lo tiene todo: la aventurada mezcla de estilos tan diversos característica del krautrock, breaks excelentes, experimentación en la búsqueda de sonidos con instrumentos filtrados por diversos efectos de distorsión y unos músicos que son todos figuras claves en la música europea de los setenta. Tenemos a Volker Kriegel, quien a parte de sus aclamadas grabaciones en solitario será también recordado por sus colaboraciones en los clásicos LPs de Dave Pike Set o sus trabajos con Klaus Doldinger. Está también Stu Martin, batería en otros proyectos interesantes como The Free Pop Experimental Concept, también reeditado en Wah Wah. Y también Gunter Lenz al bajp, maestro del jazz que ha tyrabajado entre otros con Krzysztof Komeda, Lighting Hopkins, Chet Baker, Coleman Hawkins o Olivier Nelson, e incluso ha creado arreglos para el mismísimo Plácido Domingo!
 
El jazz se cruza con el funk y la psicodelia! Dos canciones de este disco han sido recopiladas en los LPs de Andy Votel Music To Watch Girls By y The Big Deal, y el resto es igual de bueno!
 
 
 
ARTIST : THE KÜHN BROTHERS AND THE MAD ROCKERS
TITLE : S/T
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS093
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE 22 EUROS


JULY 2010 RELEASES


LPS081 · PHILIPPE BESOMBES 'LIBRA

When the bunch of filmakers known as The Pattern Group (Roland Moreau, Georges Perdriaud and Jean Talansier) did 'Libra', their second movie, in 1973 they just thought a good idea to use bits from Pink Floyd's 'Ummagumma' and 'Atom Heart Mother' to create its soundtrack. The movie, a 90 minutes film with no dialogue, depicts the story of four youngsters living in communion with nature, an idyllic life that is drastically changed when a a US satellite crashes in the area and attracts the attention of journalists and TV crews that come to destroy the peace of the place.

 

Obviously, the Pink Floyd bits had been used without permission, and The Pattern Group saw they needed an original sountrack if they wanted the film released without legal trouble. They approached Jean-Michel Jarre who declined the invitation to create the new soundtrack, but suggested instead that it was Philippe Besombes who did it. Besombes was a sound explorer who walked similar paths as other avantgardist young musicians from his generation such as Richard Pinhas (Heldon), Paul Putti (Pôle), Jean Louis Rizet or Jean-Michel Jarre himself (way before he became the famed wizard of commercial synth music we know today).

 

Besombes was requested to produce a soundtrack "in the style" of those Pink Floyd tracks used. However he came up with that and more. Always aiming to find new ways of musical expression, he produced music that fitted perfectly in what the filmakers needed but which was totally of his own. Surrounded by a cast of friends he locked himself in the basement of his girlfrend's father (who even ended up providing the finnancial funds for the project to reach an end!) and taped the amazing sounds that conform the 'Libra' soundtrack, a landmark in french electronic tripping music which gives us synthesizer and even sitar sounds as good as what you can hear in more commercially successful LPs like Pink Floyd's 'Ummagumma' or 'Obscured By Clouds'.  Besombes would later form in 1977 the space rock group Hydravion, and is also known as the producer of several other Pôle/Tapioca releases such as Melody or Henri Roger.

 

The soundtrack was recorded in 1974, and it was released a a vinyl LP on the Pôle label in 1975. It has since then become a highly sought after LP among collectors of electronic music worldwide, and gets its first vinyl reissue on Wah Wah in a deluxe edition that features a lavish 12" sized six page booklet with plenty of photographies from the era and information on the making off of Libra in texts written by Philippe Besombes himself and Raul G. Pratginestós. 500 copies limited edition.

 

STAY TUNED FOR MORE FRENCH ELECTRONIC GREATS LATER THIS YEAR!

 

Cuando el colectivo de directores de cine conocido como The Pattern Group (Roland Moreau, Georges Perdriaud and Jean Talansier) realizó 'Libra', su segundo filme, en 1973 utilizó como banda sonora de la cinta piezas de los LPs 'Ummagumma' y 'Atom Heart Mother' de Pink Floyd. El film, de 90 minutos de duración y sin diálogo, narra la historia de cuatro jóvenes viviendo en comunión con la naturaleza en un paraje idílico cuya vida cambia cuando un satélite estadounidense se estrella en la zona, hecho que atrae a periodistas y equipos de televisión que destruyen la paz del lugar.

 

Puesto que no se habían pedido los permisos necesarios para el uso del material de Pink Floyd, el grupo Pattern vió la necesidad de producir una banda sonora original para el estreno de la película. Con ese encargo contactaron con Jean-Muchele Jarre, quien declinó hacerse cargo del trabajo pero aconsejó a los productores que contactaran con Philippe Besombes, un aventurero del sonido que transitaba caminos paralelos a los de sus contemporáneos Richard Pinhas (Heldon), Paul Putti (Pôle), Jean Louis Rizet o el propio Jean-Michel Jarre (tiempo antes de que alcanzara la fama con su musica de sintetizador más comercial). En 1977 Besombes formaría el legendario grupo de space rock Hydravion, y es también conocido por su labor grabando y mezclando a otros artistas del sello Pôle/Tapioca como Melody o Henri Roger.

 

A Besombes se le pidió hacer algo en la línea del material de Pink Floyd utilizado, aunque él hizo más que eso. Siempre a la búsqueda de nuevos medios de expresión musical, produjo una banda sonora que encajaba perfectamente con lo que necesitaba la película, pero siendo un trabajo totalmente personal. Rodeado de un grupo de amigos se encerró en el sótano de la casa del padre de su novia (quien también acabaría proporcionando los fondos económicos necesarios para la finalización del proyecto) y grabó la banda sonora de 'Libra', un hito en la electrónica francesa con algunos interesantes pasajes de sitar. Un disco que poco tiene a envidiar a material comercialmente más excitoso de la época, como puedan ser sin ir más lejos los míticos 'Ummagumma' o 'Obscured By Clouds' de los mismisimos Pink Floyd.

 

La grabación fue hecha en 1974, aunque el disco no se editó hasta 1975 en el sello Pôle. Desde entonces se ha convertido en una codiciada pieza de coleccionismo entre amantes de la música electrónica, y se reedita por primera vez en vinilo en Wah Wah, en edición de lujo con un libreto de 6 páginas tamaño 12 pulgadas con fotografías y notas escritas por el propio Besombes y por Raül G. Pratginestós. Edición limitada de 500 copias.

 

¡ATENTOS A MÁS SORPRESAS DE ELECTRÓNICA FRANCESA A LO LARGO DEL AÑO!

 

ARTIST : PHILIPPE BESOMBES

TITLE : LIBRA

CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS081

FORMAT : LP + INSERT

RETAIL PRICE : 20 euros

LPS082 · GÜNTER SCHICKERT 'SAMTVOGEL'


There are records that come from the soul. No matter how primitive may be the recording techniques the musician has access to, the soul gets its way to the heart and mind of the listener. “Samtvogel” is one of those records. Günter Schickert recorded that amazing piece of human greatness in 1974, using the media he had at the time, putting his brain at work to find the best way of taping everything he had to say. “When I was recording “Samtvogel” in 1974 I had only 2 Taperecorders. I played one track and while listening I added the second one. And so on. Four times. When I mixed all together I borrowed a 3rd taperecorder. And still added the last track to the master. I had a small mixer with 2 stereo and 1 mono but it was possible to pan tracks. No equalization. It all came out of my still living G2000 Dynacord guitar amplifier, of course valve, with no master, even the voice recorded through it. If I made a mistake in 1 track I had to repeat it from the beginning. And if while mixing I was not fast enough in changing the tape I had to start again. So it took me more than 3 months to get ready.”

 

Thanks to these three months of work, between June and September of 1974, ‘Samtvogel’ was privately issued that same year. It would later be issued on the Brain label, with a small change in the artwork –titles added to the front cover, which weren’t on the original private pressing. Brain also reissued it on the label’s “Rock On Brain” LP series, this time with a completely different sleeve. The album contained two tracks on side one and just one on side two, and its sound has often been compared to the most explorative works of Syd Barret – however it must be pointed that Schickert did not need any mind spreading substances to allow his sounds float out of his mind & soul, they just came out in the most natural way. It will also appeal fans of the echoed athmosferic guitar work of other kraut innovators such as Ash Ra Tempel, Manuel Götsching or A.R. & The Machines, and some may find on the vocal passages certain resemblances to Damo Suzuki on Can's 'Tago-Mago' era.

 

The Wah Wah reissue is limited to 500 vinyl LP copies only, housed in a quality sleeve that reproduces that of the original 1974 private pressing and featuring a 4 page insert with liners and photos,sound remastered at Eastside mastering Berlin. Get this bird now, before it flies away!

 

Hay discos que salen del alma. Sin importar cuan primitivas puedan ser las técnicas de grabación de las que el músico pueda disponer, el alma encuentra el camino hacia el corazón y la mente del oyente. 'Samtvogel' es uno de esos discos. Günter Schickert grabó esta maravilla en 1974, usando los medios que tenía a su alcance entonces, poniéndo su cerébro a trabajar para encontrar la mejor manera de registrar todo lo que tenía por decir. "Para grabar 'Samtvogel', en 1974, contaba únicamente con dos magnetófonos. Una vez grabada una pista grababa la segunda mientras ésta se reproducía, así hasta 4 veces. Para la mezcla pedí prestado otro magnetófono, y al hacer el máster final aún añadí más cosas. Todo salía de my amplificador Dynacord G2000, de válvulas, evidentemente, sin master... Incluso la voz la pasé a través de él. Si me equivocaba en una pista debía repetir el proceso de nuevo. Y si al mezclar no cambiaba de cinta a la suficiente velocidad, tenía que empezar la mezcla de nuevo. Me llevó tres meses acabar todo el proceso."

 

Gracias a estos tres meses de trabajo durante el verano de 1974 ese mimo año salío a la luz 'Samtvogel', en una edición privada pagada por el propio artista. Más tarde sería reeditado en el sello Brain, primero con un pequeño cambio en el artwork -se añadió el título a la portada, que originalmente no lo llevaba- y luego con una portada totalmente distinta dentro de sus series 'Rock On Brain'. El LP contiene 2 temas en la cara A y solo uno en la B, y su sonido ha sido a menudo comparado con el del Syd Barrett más experimental - aunque hay que decir que Schickert no necesitó de ningún tipo de droga para dejar fluir su creatividad, simplemente le salió así, de modo natural. Sin duda un disco interesante para fans del sonido de las guitarras atmosféricas cargadas de eco de otros innovadores del rock alemán como Ash Ra Tempel, Manuel Götsching o A.R & The Machines, y en las partes vocales algunos verán similitudes al Damo Suzuki de los Can de la época ¡Tago-Mago'.

 

La reedición de Wah Wah es de únicamente 500 copias, en portada de calidad reproduciendo la de la edición privada original, y con un inserto de 4 páginas con notas y fotos., masterizado a Eastdide Berlin  ¡Atrapa a este pájaro antes de que haya volado!

 

ARTIST : GÜNTER SCHICKERT

TITLE : SAMTVOGEL

CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS082

FORMAT : LP + INSERT

RETAIL PRICE : 35 euros

LPS083 · HELDON 'THIRD'

(a.k.a. 'It's Always Rock'n'Roll')

After our acclaimed reissues of the first two LPs by French electronic rock pioneers Heldon, we are proud to offer a lavish vinyl version of their third album (also known as 'It's Always Rock'n'Roll'), where Pinhas and Co. follow the same paths he created with 'Electronique Guérila' under the strong influence of works by Robert Fripp and Brian Eno, and of course the contemporanean krautrock movement. For those of you following our line of releases there will be no need to say that composer, guitarist & electronics innovator Richard Pinhas is recognized as one of France's major experimental musicians and is a pivotal figure in the development of electronic rock.

 

This third delivery of Heldon's works was first released on Disjuncta in 1975 as a double LP and features Richard Pinhas (ARP & VCS3 Synthesizers, guitars, bass, Mellotron) and George Grunblatt (Mellotron, guitars) plus contributions from some other greats of the genre like Patrick Gauthier (ARP synthesizers), Gilbert Artman (of Lard Free fame on drums), Jean My Truong (also on drums) and Ariel Kalma (Indian Harmonium).

 

The double LP set came housed in a beautiful 7-ink gatefold sleeve that we will faithfully reproduce in full glory (that is, including the two extra gold & silver inks print). Four page insert with notes by Paco Peiró relating the story of Pinhas early years is included. Only 500 copies will be pressed! Once they are gone, they are gone - do not miss it!

 

STAY TUNED FOR MORE FRENCH ELECTRONIC GREATS LATER THIS YEAR!

 

Tras nuestras aclamadas reediciones de los dos primeros LPs de los pioneros franceses del rock electrónico Heldon presentamos con orgullo una fastuosa versión en vinilo de su tercer álbum (también conocido como 'It's Always Rock'n'Roll), en el que Pinhas y compañía siguen el camino abierto con 'Electronique Guérila', bajo las influencias de Robert Fripp y Brian Eno, y naturalmente de los contemporáneos sonidos del movimiento kraut rock. Para aquellos de vosotros que seguís nuestras reediciones no habrá necesidad de apuntar que el compositor, guitarrista e innovador de la electrónica Richard Pinhas es mundialmente reconocido como uno de los más importantes músicos experimentales franceses y es una figuracentral en el desarrollo del rock electrónico.

 

Esta tercera entrega de los trabajos de Heldon fue originalmente editada como doble LP en Disjuncta en 1975, y en ella encontramos a Richard Pinhas (sintetizadores ARP & VCS3, guitarra, bajo, Mellotron) y George Grunblatt (Mellotron, guitarra) con la colaboración de otros grandes del género como Patrick Gauthier (sintetizadores ARP ), Gilbert Artman (de Lard Free, a la batería), Jean My Truong (también a la batería) y Ariel Kalma (Harmonium Indio).

 

Este doble LP fue editado en una preciosa portada doble impresa a siete tintas que reproducimos en toda su gloria (o sea, incluyendo las dos tintas extra, oro y plata). Inserto de 4 páginas en las que Paco Peiró nos detalla los entresijos de aquellos primeros años de la carrera de Richard Pinhas incluído. ¡Únicamente 500 copies, no te quedes sin la tuya!

 

¡ATENTOS A MÁS SORPRESAS DE ELECTRÓNICA FRANCESA A LO LARGO DEL AÑO!

 

ARTIST : HELDON

TITLE : THIRD

CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS083

FORMAT : 2LP IN GATEFOLD COVER + INSERT

RETAIL PRICE : 30 euros

LPS084 · ROGER BUNN 'PIECE OF MIND'

As K.J. Gustin wrote, 'Piece Of Mind' is a work of "exotic psychedelic free-jazz-meets-rock, East-meets-West, progressive and smoky moment in late Twentieth Century music history". Add to that a spice of jazzy brassed R&B and a touch of minor-key popsike sensitivity and you get an accurate description of the sounds contained in Roger Bunn's astonishing 1969 LP, originally released in the UK on the Major Minor budget label, but issued in some European countries (Ohr label in Germany or Phillips in Holland)  in a beautiful gatefold cover that is the one we choose for our reissue. When the LP was released in 1969, Roger Bunn was already a veteran British musician that had gained an astonishing CV since he began playing in the professional circuit.  He spent the sixties moving through several outfits playing skiffle, jazz, beat, R&B, soul... whatever. As The Beatles did, he spent some of his forming time in Germany, playing with British formations there. A versatile musician on several instruments, he became a master of double bass. After the 'Piece Of Mind' days he joined Pete Brown's Piblotko!, played with members of Soft Machine, worked with Ornette Coleman, saw one of his songs recorded (though never officially released) by a major rock star like David Bowie and even became a founding member of Roxy Music for a short period in 1970-1971, among so many other things.

 

An album that should be an essential addition to any collection that misses it, reissued in full colour gatefold sleeve, quality vinyl pressing and an insert with liner notes, with sound remastered  by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering.in a strictly limited edition of ONLY 500 COPIES, made in loving memory of this great musician who passed away in 2005, that we expect to sell like hot bread. Get yours before it's too late!

 

'Piece Of Mind' es, en palabras de K.J. Gustin, un trabajo de "psicodélia exótica, free-jazz topandóse con rock, Oriente se mezcla con Occidente". Añadid a eso una pizca de R&B con sección de vientos de jazz y un toque de psikepop en tono menor y tendréis una buena descripción de los sonidos que contiene el sorprendente LP de 1969 de Roger Bunn, editado originalmente en el Reino Unido en el sello de serie barata Major Minor, pero también en Europa (Ohr en Alemania, Phillips en Holanda) en una preciosa portada 'gatefold', que es la que hemos utilizado para nuestra reedición.

 

Cuando el disco fue editado en 1969, Roger Bunn era ya un veterano músico británico con un impresionante currículum a sus espaldas. Pasó los sesenta de banda en banda, en conjuntos de skiffle, jazz, beat, R&B, soul... lo que se terciara. Igual que los Beatles, parte de su aprendizaje lo realizó en los escenarios alemanes en los que formaciones británicas eran contratadas para trabajar a destajo. Músico de lo más versátil, dominaba varios instrumentos, pero se convirtió sobretodo en un maestro del contrabajo. Tras 'Piece Of Mind' se unió a Pete Brown's Piblotko!, a proyectos con miembros de Soft Machine, trabajó con Ornette Coleman, vió como una de sus canciones era versioneada por el propio David Bowie (por desgracia para su cuenta corriente, Bowie no la llegó a editar nunca oficialmente) e incluso fue miembro fundador de Roxy Music en 1970-1971, entre otras actividades.

 

Un LP que debería ser esencial en cualquier colección que se precie, reeditado en preciosa portada doble, sonido remasterizado, prensaje de calidad y con un inserto con notas informativas y fotos , viene con sonido remasterizado en los racks de válvulas de Denis Blackham  en una edición de únicamente 500 COPIAS dedicadas a la memória de este gran musico fallecido en 2005 y que esperamos vender como rosquillas. ¡Consigue tu copia antes de que sea tarde!

 

ARTIST : ROGER BUNN

TITLE : PIECE OF MIND

CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS084

FORMAT : LP IN GATEFOLD COVER + INSERT

RETAIL PRICE : 25 euros

LPS086 · KATCH 22 'IT'S SOFT ROCK AND ALL SORTS'

Unearthing another hidden gem from the Saga catalogue. Katch 22 were a bunch of young boys that produced the UK answer to the US Soft-Rock scene. It is ironic that a UK band can be so influenced by those US bands that were most highly under the influence of British popsike! Think of Harper's Bizarre, The Association, The Milenium or Eternity's Children even higher on tea! A surprisingly good production for a Saga pop/psych LP, the album is built up of excellent cover versions of some greats of the genre, paying tribute to the likes of The Left Banke ('Walk Away Reneé'), Simon & Garfunkel / Harper's Bizarre ('Feelin' Groovy') or even Buffalo Springfield ('Go And Say Goodbye') and also of some good originals in the same vein. It is certainly an underated period piece that deserves a wider recognition, a great sounding album of orchestrated (and non orchestrated) pop sounds.

 

The album was originally issued on Saga / Eros subsidiary in 1968, and the Wah Wah reissue respects the colourful sleeve and reprints the original insert, with sound remastered from the original tapes by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering. Offered in a limited 500 copies only edition!

 

Desenterramos otra joya oculta del catálogo de Saga. Katch 22 eran un grupo de jóvenes que ofrecieron la respuesta inglesa al movimiento soft-rock estadounidense. Irónicamente, tenemos aquí a una banda inglesa cuyo sonido se basa en el de aquellas bandas americanas que más se dejaron influenciar por el posike británico. ¡Pensad en unos Harper's Bizarre, Association, Millenium o Eternity's Children aún más colocados de té! Sorprende la calidad de la producción, tratándose de un LP de pop/psych en Saga, y nos presenta excelentes versiones de algunos de los clásicos del genero, incluyendo 'Walk Away Renée' (The Left Banke), 'Feelin' Groovy' (Simon & Garfunkel / Harper's Bizarre) o incluso de 'Go And Say Goodbye' (Buffalo Springfield) mezcladas con un par de muy buenas composiciones originales. Un disco injustamente ignorado hasta ahora que merece mayor reconocimiento y que hará las delícias de los fans del pop orquestado (y sin orquestrar, que aquí hay de todo!).

 

Originalmente publicado en Eros, subsidiaria de Saga, en 1968, la edición de Wah Wah respeta la colorida portada original, incluye reproducción del inserto que la acompañaba en su día y viene con sonido remasterizado en los racks de válvulas de Denis Blackham a partir de las cintas originales. Edición limitada a 500 copias.

 

ARTIST : KATCH 22

TITLE : IT'S SOFT ROCK AND ALL SORTS

CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS086

FORMAT : LP + INSERT

RETAIL PRICE : 20 euros




OM

LPS072

(GATEFOLD LP + POSTER + INSERT + BONUS 7")

Om -led by superb catalan guitarist Jordi ‘Toti’ Soler after his previous band Pic-Nic split- were one of the most interesting outfits to ever come out from Barcelona. Starting in 1968, their first recordings were done as a backing group for other artists like folk-singer Maria del Mar Bonet or american hippie Joe Skladzien, but most notably Pau Riba whom they backed on his debut LP the legendary Dioptria, one of the finest pieces of european psych ever. During all their early work, the band benefited from the organ playing of one of the most talented catalan pianists, Jordi Sabatés (of Ocells del més enllà fame) as well as the musical talents of two english brothers: drummer Peter Hodgkinson and his brother Tim on sax and keys (this is, of course, the same Tim Hodgkinson who founded Henry Cow, together with Fred Frith).

By the time they released their LP on Edigsa in 1971, Om was already an experienced band, with important studio work on their back and countless gigs, having backed american blues-man Taj Mahal in his Madrid 1969 concerts. One particularity of Om was that, rather than having an established line-up, they worked as a musical concept where it was not so important the individuals playing as it was the resulting sound. Their only LP shows how, through the works of Miles Davies, Gary Burton and John McLaughlin, they had developed their sound from its original psych/folk-rock beginnings to an intensely psychedelic jazz rock fussion. A classic album that is hardly known outside Spain and ranks amongst the best of the era, sharing shoulders with similar underground european experiments by Min Bul, Colhemec Ensemble, Xhol, Dharma Quintet, Sunbirds, Full Moon Ensemble or the more progressive output of the british jazz of the era: John Surman’s Trio, Nucleus or Michael Gibbs.

Strictly limited to 500 copies - High quality gatefold sleeves reproducing the beautiful Tony Cepuka’s original psychedelic artwork from 1971’s first press on Edigsa - Insert with liner notes by Wah Wah’s Marc Argenter and Fermí Puig – Includes also repro of big Om poster (coming originally with the first copies of the LP) - Bonus 7" single reproducing Om’s single w/ non-LP tracks 'Vindrà La Llum' / 'Waiting For Godot' (actually the only one released under their own name and not as a backing band).

Om -liderados por el guitarrista catalán Jordi 'Toti' Soler tras la disolución de Pic-Nic- fue uno de los conjuntos más interesantes de cuantos se han formado en Barcelona. Empezaron a funcionar en 1968, y en sus primeras grabaciones actuaron como banda de acompañamiento de artistas como la cantante Maria del Mar Bonet o el motorista/cantante hippie americano Joe Skladzien, y se les recuerda sobretodo por su fenomenal trabajo en el legendario Dioptria de Pau Riba, uno de los momentos cumbre de la psicodélia europea. En sus inicios, la banda contó con la participación al órgano Hammond de uno de los pianistas catalanes de mayor talento, Jordi Sabatés, y con los hermanos Peter (batería) y Tim (saxo y teclados) Hodgkinson. Tim Hodgkinson regresó luego a su Inglaterra natal dónde junto a Fred Firth fundaron el hoy mítico conjunto Henry Cow.

Para cuando Om editó su primer LP en Edigsa, en 1971, ya eran una banda con una amplia experiencia, con trabajos de estudio importantes a sus espaldas y un gran número de actuaciones en directo, habiendo acompañado al blues-man americano Taj Mahal en sus conciertos en Madrid en 1969. Una de las características de Om fue que, más que trabajar con una formación de músicos estable, se priorizó un concepto musical en el que lo importante era el sonido resultante por encima de los músicos que en un momento u otro formaban parte del conjunto. El único LP editado como Om muestra como, a través de las influencias de Miles Davis, Gary Burton o John McLaughlin, su sonido evolucionó de sus orígenes arraigados en la psidocélia y el folk-rock a una intensamente psicodélica fusión jazz rock. Un LP clásico, poco conocido fuera de nuestras fronteras, pero que no va a la zaga de experimentos similares del underground europeo como puedan ser Min Bul, Colhemec Ensemble, Xhol, Dharma Quintet, Sunbirds, Full Moon Ensemble o el sector más progresivo del jazz británico de aquella época: John Surman’s Trio, Nucleus o Michael Gibbs.

Edición estrictamente limitada a 500 copias. Portada abierta en cartón de calidad reproduciendo el psicodélico artwork original de Tony Cepuka. Inserto con notas informativas a cargo de Marc Argenter y Fermí Puig, incluye una reproducción a tamaño real del poster original que se regalaba en las primeras copias del disco y un single con los temas no aparecidos en el LP 'Vindrà La Llum' / 'Waiting For Godot' (el único single editado por Om bajo su nombre, es decir no como banda de acompañamiento)

ARTIST : OM

TITLE : S/T

CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS072

FORMAT : LP + BONUS 45 + POSTER + INSERT

RETAIL PRICE : 35 euros




JARKA - ‘ORTODÒXIA’

LPS073

(GATEFOLD LP + INSERT + BONUS 7")

At the dawn of the seventies Barcelona’s underground scene veered towards a jazz oriented fussion sound with echoes of Gary Burton, Miles Davis and John McLaughlin. Two bands were at the forefront of this movement : Om and Jarka. The later being the brainchild of Jordi Sabatés, one of the most talented pianists/keyboardists in the catalan scene. A generation younger than the great late Tete Montoliu, with whom he also recorded, he found fame on the teenage pop charts of the late sixties with the outfit Pic-Nic, where he joined forces with Toti Soler and Doro Montaberry. After the split of Pic-Nic, he collaborated Hammond organ in Om, when the band was acting as a backing group on the recordings of the top catalan artists, most notably Pau Riba whom they backed in his masterpiece debut LP Dioptria. In 1971, Sabatés started his own band, together with bassist Alfonso de Lucas and drummer Pedro Van Eeckout (ex Pan Y Regaliz). This was the line-up that went to record their debut lp, Ortodòxia, on the famed Estudis Gema in March 1971. Housed in a wonderful black & white sleeve courtesy of Guillem Paris (leading force behind Pan Y Regaliz), the record was a solid slice of psychedelic jazz-rock and featured contributions from some of the best musicians from the Barcelona scene: Toti Soler, J. Albert Amargós, Doro Montaberry and Ricard Sabatés. Hardly known outside Spain, this is classic album that ranks amongst the best from the European underground of early 1970’s.

Jordi Sabatés has been one of the most prolific artists from Catalunya and his solo carrer after Jarka has gained him a wide reputation amongst collectors, mainly thanks to his 1975 LP Ocells del més enllà, but also to his other great albums of the era. The sound roots of what he became later are clearly heard in Jarka.

Strictly limited to 500 copies - High quality gatefold sleeves reproducing the original artwork from 1971’s first press on Edigsa - Includes insert with extra liner notes by Wah Wah’s Marc Argenter helped by Fermí Puig -– Bonus 7" single by Jordi Sabatés & Om reproducing with the songs 'Another Me, Another You' y 'Retorn a...' in its colour picture sleeve. A legend amongst Spanish collectors, this single was originally withdrawn at the time and only the sleeves made it to the production process (so no records were ever pressed... Until now!)

A principios de los setenta la bulliciosa escena "underground" de Barcelona se lanzó hacia los sonidos de fusión jazz rock con gran influencia de Gary Burton, Miles Davis y John McLaughlin. Dos fueron las bandas pioneras del nuevo movimiento : Om y Jarka. Estos últimos habían sido creados por Jordi Sabatés, uno de los pianistas de mayor talento de nuestro país. Nacido una generación posterior a la del gran y añorado Tete Montoliu, con quien también grabó discos, Sabatés había alcanzado el éxito juvenil con el conjunto Pic-Nic, en cuyas filas formó junto a Toti Soler y Doro Montaberry. Tras la disolución de Pic-Nic aportó su órgano Hammond a las grabaciones de Om como banda de acompañamiento de diversos artistas, siendo su trabajo más emblemático la grabación del Dioptria de Pau Riba. En 1971 Sabatés formó Jarka junto al bajista Alfonso de Lucas y el batería Pedro Van Eeckout (ex Pan Y Regaliz). Con esta formación se grabó y editó ese mismo año el primer LP Ortodòxia, enfundado en una preciosa portada en blanco y negro obra de Guillem Paris (líder de Pan & Regaliz). El disco es una maravilla del jazz rock psicodélico y cuenta con la colaboración de algunos de los mejores músicos de la escena barcelonesa : Toti Soler, J. Albert Amargós, Doro Montaberry y Ricard Sabatés.

Jordi Sabatés ha sido uno de los artistas más prolíficos de la escena musical catalana, y su carrera en solitario después de Jarka le ha reportado una gran reputación entre coleccionistas, sobretodo gracias a su LP de 1975 Ocells del més enllá. La raíz sonora de lo que vendría luego está presente con claridad en Jarka.

Edición de 500 copias. Portada doble en cartón de calidad que reproduce el artwork original de 1971. Incluye inseto con notas informativas a cargo de Marc Argenter y Fermí Puig, y un single de Jordi Sabatés & Om con 'Another Me, Another You' y 'Retorn a...' en su portadita a todo color. Este single no llegó a editarse en su momento, aunque sí llegaron a imprimirse portadas, así que por primera vez aperecerán estos dos temas como single y en su artwork original!

ARTIST : JARKA

TITLE : ORTODÒXIA

CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS073

FORMAT : LP + BONUS 45 + INSERT

RETAIL  PRICE : 24.50 euros


JARKA - ‘MORGUE O BERENICE’

LPS074

(GATEFOLD LP + INSERT)

Originally released by Edigsa in 1972, the sophomore album by this great outfit led by Jordi Sabatés (Ocells del més enllà) took their jazz rock fussion sound one step further, diving deeper into the realms of seventies intrumental jazz. Recorded in the Gema and Odeon studios during spring 1972, featured a new Jarka line up: Sabatés himself on keys, Alfonso De Lucas on (bass) plus guitarist Daniel Somoza and drummer Tom Furgal, both from New York, where thay had played with Chick Corea, Michael Gibbs a.o.

Great electrified seventies jazz-rock sounds!

Jordi Sabatés has been one of the most prolific artists from Catalunya and his solo carrer after Jarka has gained him a wide reputation amongst collectors and music lovers, mainly because of his 1975 LP Ocells del més enllà, but also to his other great albums of the era. The sound roots of what he became later are clearly heard in Jarka.

Strictly limited to 500 copies - High quality gatefold sleeves reproducing the original artwork from 1972’s first press on Edigsa - Includes insert with liner notes by Wah Wah’s Marc Argenter and Fermí Puig.

Editado originalmente en Edigsa en 1972, el segundo álbum de este fantástico grupo liderado por Jordi Sabatés llevó su sonido de fusión jazz rock un paso más lejos, entrando más a fondo en los dominios del jazz indtrumental de los setenta. Grabado en los estudios Gema y Odeón durante la primavera de 1972 contó con una nueva formación de Jarka : el propio Sabatés a los teclados, de nuevo Alfonso de Lucas al bajo y la incorporación del guitarrista Daniel Somoza y el batería Tom Furgal, ambos originarios de Nueva York dónde habían tocado con Chick Corea, Michael Gibbs y otros.

Jordi Sabatés ha sido uno de los artistas más prolíficos de la escena musical catalana, y su carrera en solitario después de Jarka le ha reportado una gran reputación entre coleccionistas, sobretodo gracias a su LP de 1975 Ocells del més enllá. La raíz sonora de lo que vendría luego está presente con claridad en Jarka.

Edición de 500 copias. Portada doble en cartón de calidad que reproduce el artwork original de 1971. Incluye inseto con notas informativas a cargo de Marc Argenter y Fermí Puig.

ARTIST : JARKA

TITLE : MORGUE O BERENICE

CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS074

FORMAT : LP + INSERT

RETAIL  PRICE : 20 euros




IA-BATISTE - ‘UN GRAN DIA’ 

LPS019

(GATEFOLD LP + POSTER + INSERT + BONUS 7")

Key duo from the catalan folk rock scene, joint venture of Ia Clua (from Dos + Un) and Jordi Batiste (one of the leading forces of Máquina!), after the later one’s return from military service.

Un Gran Día the duo’s first album, was recorded at the end of 1972 with the help of such outstanding musicians as Manel Joseph (ex Dos + Un, Ia’s early band), Joaquín "Max" Suñer (Vértice, Tapiman, Iceberg a.o. ) & Albert Batiste (Música Dispersa). The result is an amazing & varied musical tapestry, best heard in the record’s first side, a long suite covering from orchestral folk-pop with some psych leanings ("Un Gran Día", "Max") to straight in-your-face hard rock ("Sleeping Rock") via typical early 70’s prog ("Oliba") and uncathegorisable experiments which defy all known rules ("Reprise"). Sung both in catalan and english, this album is a fine example of the crazyness and experimentation achieved by the catalan bands in the early 70’s. A piece of wax which went totally unnoticed when first released in a tiny pressing back in the days (thus becoming a big ticket item in the collector’s market).

Strictly limited to 500 copies - High quality gatefold sleeves reproducing the original artwork from 1972’s first press on Diabolo - Includes insert with liner notes by Fermí Puig – Comes with additional promotional poster and a bonus 7" EP in full color P/S containing five amazing unreleased demo versions of some of the best tracks on the album – do not miss it!

Dúo clave en la escena folk-rock catalana resultante de la unión de fuerzas entre Ia Clúa (ex Dos + Un) y Jordi Batiste (uno de los líderes de Màquina!), facturaron uno de los mejores LPs grabados en nuestro país. Un gran día se editó a finales de 1972 con la ayuda de músicos de la talla de Manel Joseph (ex Dos + Un), Joaquín "Max" Suñer (Vértice, Tapiman, Iceberg...) o Albert Batiste (Música Dispersa). El resultado es un variado tapiz en el que se mezclan el folk-pop orquestrado con la psicodélia e incluso el hard-rock. Cantado en catalán e inglés este álbum es una muestra del grado freakismo alcanzado por la escena catalana de la época.

Edición limitada de 500 copias, en portada doble e incluyendo reproducción del poster promocional de época, inserto con notas de Fermí Puig y un EP de 5 canciones (tomas inéditas de algunas de las mejores piezas del álbum).

ARTIST : IA-BATISTE

TITLE : UN GRAN DIA

CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS019

FORMAT : LP + BONUS 45 + INSERT + POSTER

RETAIL  PRICE : 24.50 euros


IA-BATISTE - ‘CHICHONERA’S CAT’

LPS075

(GATEFOLD LP + INSERT)

After their astonishing debut, Ia-Batiste took their songwriting talent one step further. Combining complex prog rock arrangements with their trademark catchy pop harmonies they create a sophisticated collection of charming progressive folk tunes. Recorded at EMI studios between May and June 1975, it features Jordi Clua on bass, Francis Rabassa on drums, Max Sunyer (Tapiman, Iceberg) on guitar plus plenty of synth action (Elka & Moog) courtesy of Kitflus (Proyecto A, Iceberg, Pegasus). The sophisticated musical backing includes also percussion, piano, sax, choir, children’s voices and pre-recorded tape. An essential record from the catalan scene recommended to all lover’s of 70’s prog!

Strictly limited to 500 copies - High quality gatefold sleeves reproducing the original artwork from 1975’s first press on Òliba/Edigsa - Includes an insert with liner notes by Fermí Puig including some cool, previously unseen, photos.

Después de si impresionante LP de debut, Ia-Batiste llevaron su talento un paso adelante y combinando complejas estructiuras de rock progresivo con su habitual facilidad para las pegadizas melodías pop facturaron una sofisticada colección de encantadoras canciones de folk-pop progresivo. Grabadas en los estudios de EMI entre mayo y junio de 1975, cuentan con la colaboración de Jordi Clua al bajo, Francis Rabassa a la batería, Max Sunyer (Tapiman, Iceberg) a la guitarra y una buena carga de sintetizadores (Elka & Moog) cortesía de Kitflus (Proyecto A, Iceberg, Pegasus).

Edición limitada a 500 copias. Portada doble en cartón de calidad reproduciendo el artwork original, y con inserto con notas informativas a cargo de Fermí Puig.

ARTIST : IA-BATISTE

TITLE : CHICHONERA’S CAT

CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS075

FORMAT : LP + INSERT

RETAIL  PRICE : 20 euros


LPS078 EMBRYO - OPAL

Originally released by Ohr in 1970, Embryo’s legendary debut was inventive piece of progressive jazz-rock spiced-up with free moves and soaked in a late 60’s psychedelic atmosphere. The original blueprint which gave birth to the jazzier-end of krautrock (Xhol, Kollektiv, Thirsty Moon, Kraan...). An absolutely must have for any krautrock buff.. and of the best Ohr albums !!!

W/ John Kelly (Ten Years After),  Edgar Hofmann, Christian Burchard, Ralph Fischer plus guests Bettsy Alleh (voice), Roberto Detree (motocello),  Holger Trülsch (bongo).

Tracklist

A1   Opal  

A2   You Don't Know What's Happening  

A3   Revolution  

A4   Glockenspiel  

B1   Got No Time  

B2   Call  

B3   End Of Soul  

B4   People From Out The Space

Strictly limited to 500 copies. Quality gatefold cover reproducing Reinhard Hippen’s artwork for the original Ohr 1970 issue . Exclusive liner notes w/ Embryo’s history. Licensed from Christian Burchard.

ARTIST : EMBRYO

TITLE : OPAL

LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS

CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS078

FORMAT : LP

RETAIL  PRICE : 20 EUROS


LPS076 EMBRYO – EMBRYO’S RACHE


Released by United Artists in 1971, the so-called  “Embryo’s Revenge” saw a departure from their psychedelic beginnings to a more exotic world-influenced  fussion. Eastern elements will enrich and shape the band’s sound from now on, becoming one of their main characteristics in the years to come. The beginning of Embryo as we know’em…

With Christian Burchard (drums, leslie piano, vocal), Edgar Hofmann (soprano sax violin, percussion), Hansi Fischer (flute, percussion, vocal), Roman Bunka (guitar), Franz Benton (vocal), James “Tabarin Man” Jackson (organ, mellotron, piano), Hermann Breuer (electric piano, organ), Geoff Goodman (guitar), Dieter Serfas (gan gan).

Tracklist

A1   Tausendfüssler  

A2   Time

 a)   I Can't Wait  

 b)   Eva's Wolke  

A3   Revenge 

B1   Espagna Si , Franco No  

B2   Sittin' At The Moon  

B3   Verwandlung

Strictly limited to 500 copies. Quality gatefold cover reproducing the artwork from the original UA 1971 issue. Exclusive liner notes w/ the band’s history. Licensed from Christian Burchard.

ARTIST : EMBRYO

TITLE : EMBRYO'S RACHE

LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS

CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS076

FORMAT : LP

RETAIL PRICE : 30 EUROS





LPS077 EMBRYO

FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOSTS

After some failed attempts, Embryo delivered the album United Artists was asking for. Embryo as it’s most condensed and.. accesible (?). Burchard & Co. (now a key-less quartet) play their caracteristical eastern-influenced jazzy prog, dominated by the great guitar playing of Sigi Schwab (of Vampires Sound Incorporated / Sexadelic) fame. An all-around solid album that will please all fans of 70’s underground rock...

According to a good friend of ours and all-round nutter:

"Is this The Best Krautrock LP of all time !?!  Well , if Can get disqualified for having members from Japan and America and Brainticket get busted for their Italian connection then the gold  medal goes straight to Father, Son And The Holy Ghost By Embryo. Squash together the best bits of Delay 68, Goldball and Vampyros Lesbos and you might find something close to this essential LP".  (Andy Votel - Germanic Miner)

With Christian Burchard (drums, percussion, marimbaphone, vibes, vocal), Edgar Hofmann (soprano sax, violin), David King (bass, flute, altomarimba, vocal), Sigi Schwab (guitar, 12 string guitar, veena, tarang)

Tracklist

A1   The Special Trip  

A2   Nightmares  

A3   King Insano  

A4   Free  

B1   The Sun Song  

B2   Marimbaroos  

B3   Forgotten Sea

Strictly limited to 500 copies. Quality gatefold cover reproducing the artwork from the original UA 1972 issue. Exclusive liner notes w/ the band’s history. Licensed from Christian Burchard.

ARTIST : EMBRYO

TITLE : FATHER SON AND HOLY GHOST

LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS

CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS077

FORMAT : LP

WHOLESALE PRICE : DELETED!


LPS079 EMBRYO – WE KEEP ON

Released by BASF in 1972,  this was a direct result of Embryo’s meeting with american jazzman Charlie Mariano. Perfect capturing their extended and rollercoasting  jams, a dazzling and exotic collision of eastern music with  progressive jazz-rock… spellbinding  !!

With Christian Burchard (drums, percussion, vocals, marimba, vibes, Hackbrett, mellotrone),Roman Bunka (guitar, saz, vocals, percussion, electric bass on “Don’t Come Tomorrow”), Dieter Miekautsch (fender rhodes piano, piano, bass-piano on Hohner clavinet), Charlie Mariano (soprano and alto sax, flute, nagasuram, bamboo flute).

Tracklist

A1   No Place To Go  

A2   Flute And Saz 

B1   Ehna, Ehna, Abu Lele  

B2   Hackbrett-Dance  

B3   Abdul Malek  

B4   Don't Come Tomorrow

Strictly limited to 500 copies. Quality gatefold cover reproducing the artwork from the original BASF  1973 issue. Exclusive liner notes w/ the band’s history. Licensed from Christian Burchard.

ARTIST : EMBRYO

TITLE : WE KEEP ON

LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS

CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS079

FORMAT : LP

WHOLESALE PRICE : 30 EUROS


LPS070 PETER-MICHAEL HAMEL – HAMEL

First ever reissue of P.M Hamel’s debut album, originally released by Vertigo in 1972. An extended trip thru’ meditative and minimalist territories that has it’s roots both in western avant-garde and indian classical music. Organ and synthesizer drones mix with natural sounds in a flowing, ever-changing soundscape. For fans of Terry Riley, LaMonte Young, Popol Vuh, Taj Mahal Travellers, Deuter and anyone into ambient and meditation musics.

With Peter Michael Hamel (Organ, Voice, Electronics, Piano), Anatol Arkus (Synthesizer), Ulrich Kraus (Synthesizer).

Tracklist

A1   Storm Over Asia And Calm

A2   Baliava I

A3   Baliava II

B1   Fire Of Holy Eyes

B2   Song Of The Dolphins

B3   Sinking Sangsara

C1   Aura

D1   Gomorrhaga

D2   Cathedral On C

Limited to 500 copies. Gatefold cover reproducing the original artwork by Guntram Holdgrün from the 1972 Vertigo issue. Insert/ w liner notes. Remastered from the original mastertapes by Tonmeister Ulrich Kraus. First ever reissue of this hard to find album.

ARTIST : PETER MICHAEL HAMMEL

TITLE : HAMMEL

LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS

CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS070

FORMAT : 2LP

WHOLESALE PRICE : 28.50 EUROS





LPS071 BETWEEN – AND THE WATERS OPENED

Originally released by Vertigo in 1973 and housed in a colourful psychedelic sleeve by Guntram Holdgrün, this is often regarded as Between’s most exotic and beautiful opus. A huge, majestic droning masterpiece with oriental nuances that might recall Popol Vuh, Fripp & Eno or Taj Mahal Travellers. Classic album from the early german 70’s scene that deserves to be rediscovered by a wider audience...

With Roberto C. Detrée (guitar, motocello, adapted harp), Robert Eliscu (oboe, oboe d’amore), Peter Michael Hamel (keyboards, vocals), Cotch Black (percussion) plus Duru Omson (bamboo flute, percussion, voice) and Fabian Arkus (electronics).

Tracklist:

A1   And The Waters Opened

A2   Uroboros

A3   Syn    

B1   Devotion

B2   Happy Stage

B3   Samum

Limited to 500 copies. Gatefold cover reproducing the original artwork by Guntram Holdgrün from the 1972 Vertigo issue. Insert/ w liner notes.

ARTIST : BETWEEN

TITLE : AND THE WATERS OPENED

LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS

CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS071

FORMAT : LP

WHOLESALE PRICE : 30 EUROS



LPS080 BETWEEN – EINSTIEG

The debut album by this multinational outfit, originally released by Wergo in 1971. A groundbreaking fusion of  diverse sources and traditions: from ancient and medieval to avant garde, free improvisation or eastern meditation . A unique mixture that will blossom in their follow up “And The Waters Opened”

With Roberto Detree (guitar, motocello), Peter-Michael Hamel  (piano, organ), Robert Eliscu (oboe, vocal), Cotch Black (percussion), Ulrich Stranz (viola) plus a young  James Galway on flute.

Tracklist

A1   Katakomben

A2   Two Trees

A3   Volkstanz

A4   Primary Stage

A5   Flight Of Ideas

 

B1   Triumphzug Kaiser Maximillian I

B2   Barcelona Rain

B3   Memories

B4   Space Trip

B5   Try Bach

 

ARTIST : BETWEEN

TITLE : EINSTIEG

LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS

CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS080

FORMAT : LP

WHOLESALE PRICE : 20 EUROS


This amazing LP from 1969 is one of the most beautiful hidden gems in the field of pop arranged singer-songwriters. Originally issued on Poppy Records, home of psych heads The Mandrake Memorial among others, Lightman's deserves to be discovered by all the fans of the soft rock, orchestra arranged sounds. Think of an american reply to the early works of Duncan Browne, Bill Fay, Nick Garrie or even Donovan at his most posike recordings. Fans of the eraly Bee Gees will also enjoy this LP! Credit for the arrangements and production goes to the great Ron Frangipane and David Christopher, who is also credited as a co-writer of the albums songs.
 
The album came housed in a beautiful Milton Glaser sleeve (Glaser was the main designer at Poppy at that time) which the Wah Wah reissue respects, and featured an insert with the lyrics which is also reproduced on our reissue. Housed in quality sleeves and pressed in 180 gr thick black vinyl for the delight of the most discriminating audiophiles.
 
LIMITED TO 500 COPIES!!!

 
 
 
Este fantástico LP de 1969 es una de las más deliciosas joyas ocultas en el terreno de los cantautores con arreglos de pop orquestado. Originalmente editado en Poppy Records, el sello editor de los psicodélicos Mandrake Memorial entre otros, el único disco de Aaron Lightman merece ser conocido por todos los fans del soft rock y de los sonidos con trabajados arreglos de orquesta. Suena como la respuesta americana a los primeros trabajos de Duncan Browne, Bill Fay, Nick Garrie o incluso al Donovan en su grabaciones más popsike. Los fans de los primeros Bee Gees también disfrutarán de lo lindo con este LP! Los arreglos y producción son obra del gran Ron Frangipane y de David Christopher, éste último firma junto a Aaron Lightman las composiciones que forman el disco.
 
El disco se enfunda en una preciosa portada obra del mítico Milton Glaser (principal diseñador de las portadas de Poppy en aquella época) y lleva el inserto con las letras. Portada de alta calidad y prensaje en vinilo negro de 180 gr. para satisfacer a los audiófilos más exigentes.
 
¡EDICIÓN LIMITADA DE 500 COPIAS!
 
ARTIST : AARON LIGHTMAN
TITLE : S/T
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : WDLX003
FORMAT : 180 GR LP
RETAIL PRICE : 20 EUROS


Ton Vlasman recorded this amazing piece of acid euro folk back in 1970, making it sound like an outter space freaked out Bob Dylan with the help of Frans Schoonen (organ, flute and harmonica) and Leo van Vugt (chincha tumba and tambourine). The seven original compositions are stunning, drug inspired psychedelic pieces of acid folk that mix Dylan with Indian ragas and even add some Pink Floyd overtones, yet from an acoustic rather than electric point of view. And the album contains also a very cool version of The Velvet Underground's "Pale Blue Eyes". If you evered wondered how would Dylan have sounded covering The V.U., here's a close example! The album, originally released on the small Flame label from Amsterdam, sold poorly back in the seventies - thus becoming a collector's piece when it was rediscovered in the eighties. Since then it has been gathering new fans that pay small fortunes for a copy, no reissue has been available until now that Wah Wah offers 500 copies in a lavish edition that will probably sell out soon, so grab your copy before it's too late!
 
The beautiful cover art and full color poster insert with the lyrics are the work of Leendert Le Duc, and both are here faithfully reproduced as they deserve. The Wah Wah reissue also features an extra insert with a text by reputed dutch collector Jean Jöbses and a couple of rare unseen period photos courtesi of the Frans Schoonen and Leo van Vugt archives.
 
The album has been carefully remastered by sound wizard Denis Blackham @ Skye Mastering, making these songs sound like never before.
 
REMEMBER, 500 COPIES ONLY - DON'T MISS IT!

 
 
 
Ton Vlasman grabó esta impresionante pieza de euro folk ácido en 1970, sonando como un Bob Dylan en ácido llegado del espacio exterior con la ayuda de Frans Schoonen (órgano, flauta y harmonica) y Leo van Vugt (chincha tumba y pandereta). Las siete composiciones originales del álbum, temazos de acid folk psicodélico de fuerte inspiración psicotrópica, mezclan Dylan con ragas indias e incluso con unas gotas de Pink Floy, aunque sonando más acústico. Incluye también una gran versión del "Pale Blue Eyes" de la Velvet Underground. Si alguna vez te has preguntado cómo sonaría Dylan versioneando a la Velvet aquí tienes lo más cercano a un ejemplo de ello que encontrarás. Originalmente editado en el pequeño sello independiente Flame, de Amsterdam, el LP apenas vendió copias en los 70, convirtiéndose por ello en una cotizada pieza entre coleccionistas cuando fue redescubierto ya entrados los ochenta. Desde entonce ha ido creciendo el número de conversos que ofrecen pequeñas fortunas por copias originales del disco. Nunca hasta ahora reeditado, tenemos ahora la oportunidad de hacernos con una de las 500 copias prensadas por Wah Wah.
 
La preciosa portada y el bonito inserto/poster con las letras fueron obra de Leendert Le Duc y se reproducen fielmente en la edición de Wah Wah, que además incluye un segundo inserto extra con textos del reputado coleccionista holandés Jean Jöbses y un par de raras fotografías de la época procedentes de los archivos personales de Frans Schoonen y Leo van Vugt.
 
Ha sido cuidadosamente remasterizado por el mago del sonido Denis Blackham en Skye Mastering, suena como nunca antes.
 
¡RECORDAD : SÓLO 500 COPIAS, NO LO DEJÉIS ESCAPAR!
 
 
 
ARTIST : TON VLASMAN
TITLE : WHITE ROOM WITH DISINTEGRATING WALLS
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS065
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 20 EUROS


Wah Wah is proud to offer the two LPs by Baltimore's high energy hard rock pride Orange Wedge. Having become one of the most successful live acts in Maryland, Orange Wedge nevertheless didn't get to sign a contract with a proper label, so in 1974 they decided it was time to invest some of their money into the self-production of their first LP. Wedge, the resulting work, shows a highly energetic band performing their own original compositions direct to your ears. Housed in a plain blue sleeve with the title stamped on front, 500 copies were pressed, some to be sent to record companies with the hope of getting a proper contract and others to be sold at gigs and a few of them at local Maryland shops. Needles to say they quickly deleted and the record is nowadays a much sought after treasure among collectors of the hard rock genre.
 
Here at Wah Wah we have respectfully worked on its reissue to offer you a killer release in thick cardboard paste-up sleeve with silver lettering stamping, and featuring an insert with the story of the band and lots of cool photos gently provided by original Orange Wedge guitarist and composer Joe Farace.
 
This is a limited reissue of only 500 copies, so hurry to get yours before they just dissapear from sight as it happened with the original pressing!

 
 
 
 
 
Wah Wah se enorgullece de ofrecer los dos LPs del grupo de high energy hard rock de Baltimore Orange Wedge. A pesar de ser la banda con el directo más contundente y popular de Naryland, Orange Wedge nunca consiguieron un contrato discográfico en condiciones. Así, en 1974, los miembros del grupo decidieron invertir su dinero en la auto-producción de su primer LP. Wegde, la obra resultante, les muestra como una banda tremendamente energética interpretando sus propias composiciones directamente en tu oído. Editado en una sencilla portada azul con el título estampado en blanco, se hicieron 500 copias. Algunas de ellas se mandaron a sellos discográficas con la esperanza de obtener un contrato de edición, otras se vendieron en los conciertos y unas pocas en tiendas locales de Maryland. No es necesario decir que se vendieron enseguida y desde entonces el disco se ha convertido en uno de los más codiciados tesoros entre coleccionistas del género hard rock.
 
En Wah Wah hemos trabajado respetuosamente en su reedición para ofreceros una fantastica edición con portada en cartón grueso y forrada estilo americano, con las letras estampadas en plata, e incluyendo un inserto con la historia de la banda y un montón de fotografías de la época amablemente proporcionadas por Joe Farace, guitarrista y compositor original de Orange Wedge.
 
¡Es una edición limitada a 500 copias, házte rápido con tu copia antes de que desaparezca como ocurrió con la edición orignal!
 
ARTIST : ORANGE WEDGE
TITLE : WEDGE
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS066
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : DELETED!


The 1976 follow up to Wedge was "No One Left But Me". Due to the lack of offers the Orange Wedge also relased their second LP as a private pressing that was to be sold at gigs and local shops, and it sold like hot bread making this one an elusive piece among hard rock collectors. Their sound here is still 100% high energy, though an evolution has been made and the band sounds a bit more sophisticated. It was their best selling album at the time with a pressing of 1000 copies that hardly made it out of Baltimore, so here's a very good chance to rediscover this amazing piece of pure rock power.
 
Here at Wah Wah we have respectfully worked on its reissue to offer you a killer release in thick cardboard paste-up sleeve, and featuring an insert with the story of the band and lots of cool photos gently provided by original Orange Wedge guitarist and composer Joe Farace.
 
This is a limited reissue of only 500 copies, so hurry to get yours before they just dissapear from sight as it happened with the original pressing!

 
 
 
 
El segundo LP de Orange Wedge apareció originalmente en 1976. Debido a la falta de ofertas de sellos discográficos el grupo, de nuevo, se autoeditó el disco en un prensaje privado que se ha convertido en una esquiva pieza para los coleccionistas de hard rock. Su sonido sigue siendo 100% poderío, pero con una leve evolución con pasajes algo más sofisticados. Fue su disco de mayor éxito, vendiéndose 1000 copias en conciertos y tiendas locales en Maryland. Ésta es una muy buena ocasión de hacerse con él a precio razonable.
 
En Wah Wah hemos trabajado respetuosamente en su reedición para ofreceros una fantastica edición con portada en cartón grueso y forrada estilo americano, e incluyendo un inserto con la historia de la banda y un montón de fotografías de la época amablemente proporcionadas por Joe Farace, guitarrista y compositor original de Orange Wedge.
 
¡Es una edición limitada a 500 copias, házte rápido con tu copia antes de que desaparezca como ocurrió con la edición orignal!
 
ARTIST : ORANGE WEDGE
TITLE : NO ONE LEFT BUT ME
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS067
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : DELETED!




After our latest string of releases centered around the diverse german 70's scene, we’re happy to introduce the next installment in the Wah Wah LPS reissue series. This time we move over to France to re-discover the beginnings of one of the most adventurous, influential and innovative french bands of the seventies: Heldon.

Centered around guitarist Richard Pinhas and featuring a floating cast of regular collaborators (Didier Batard, François Auger, Patrick Gauthier, Alain Renaud, Georges Grunblatt; Coco Roussel amongst others), Heldon will marry Pinhas personal obsessions -modern philosophy (Deleuze, Guattari), science-fiction (Norman Spinrad, Philip K.Dick), progressive rock (King Crimson, Fripp & Eno), american minimalism (Terry Riley, Steve Reich) and electronic music- into a diverse musical cocktail that goes from the violent to the relaxed, but always retaining a dark and mysterious vibe. Often linked by critics and listeners to the experimental german bands of the era (Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel..), Heldon will release six crucial albums before being closed down by Pinhas in the late 70’s. Since then, Pinhas has developed long solo career that lives up to this day, releasing several albums and collaborations (Pascal Comelade, John Livengood, Maurice Dantec) the most recent being with japanese noise king Merzbow.

 

HELDON – ELECTRONIC GUERRILLA


Dedicated to Robert Wyatt, Heldon’s debut contained a puzzling collection of tracks that serve as a perfect introduction to Pinhas’ universe: science-fiction, philosophy and musical experimentation collide in a harsh lo-fi tapestry of sounds dominated by Pinhas’ 1954 Gibson Les Paul guitar and AKS synth. Not unlike some contemporany german bands, Heldon manages to take rock n’ roll’s language to a new experimental stage. Convulse and evocative soundscapes recommended to all lovers of innovative and ground-breaking music…

Strictly limited to 500 copies. - High quality sleeves reproducing the original artwork from 1974’s first press on Disjuncta. - Includes insert with extra liner notes by spanish journalist and longt-time Heldon fan Paco Peiró – Bonus 7" EP with tracks taken from Heldon’s predecessor band Schizo two EP’s .

Tracklist:

1/ Zind (2: 18)
2/ Back to Heldon (8: 31)
3/ Northernland Lady (6:57)
4/ Ouais Marchais mieux qu'en 68 (Le voyageur) (4: 22)
5/ Circulus Vitiosus (8: 43)
6/ Ballade pour Puig Antich (révolutionnaire assassiné en Espagne) (2: 19)

Personnel: Richard Pinhas (AKS synth, 1957 Gibson Les Paul guitar) plus Alain Renaud ( guitar on 3), George Grunblatt (VCS3 synth on 4), Patrick Gauthier (piano and VCS3 synth on 4), Coco Roussel (drums on 4), Pierrot Roussel (guitar bass on 4) and Gilles Deleuze (voice on 4)

ARTIST : HELDON
TITLE : ÉLECTRONIQUE GUERILLA
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS068
FORMAT : LP + BONUS EP 7"
RETAIL PRICE : 22 EUROS




After our latest string of releases centered around the diverse german 70's scene, we’re happy to introduce the next installment in the Wah Wah LPS reissue series. This time we move over to France to re-discover the beginnings of one of the most adventurous, influential and innovative french bands of the seventies: Heldon.

Centered around guitarist Richard Pinhas and featuring a floating cast of regular collaborators (Didier Batard, François Auger, Patrick Gauthier, Alain Renaud, Georges Grunblatt; Coco Roussel amongst others), Heldon will marry Pinhas personal obsessions -modern philosophy (Deleuze, Guattari), science-fiction (Norman Spinrad, Philip K.Dick), progressive rock (King Crimson, Fripp & Eno), american minimalism (Terry Riley, Steve Reich) and electronic music- into a diverse musical cocktail that goes from the violent to the relaxed, but always retaining a dark and mysterious vibe. Often linked by critics and listeners to the experimental german bands of the era (Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel..), Heldon will release six crucial albums before being closed down by Pinhas in the late 70’s. Since then, Pinhas has developed long solo career that lives up to this day, releasing several albums and collaborations (Pascal Comelade, John Livengood, Maurice Dantec) the most recent being with japanese noise king Merzbow.

HELDON – ALLEZ TEIA

Originally released in 1975, the follow-up to Electronic Guerrilla was a more subdued and relaxed affair with emphasis on Richard Pinhas guitar and good use of mellotron. Hints of early King Crimson and the Fripp-Eno lp’s are again evident in a record that stands-out as one of the more mysterious and intriguing of the whole Heldon discography. A puzzling hypnotic tapestry of sounds by one of the most essential bands of 70's experimental music.

Strictly limited to 500 copies. - High quality gatefold sleeve reproducing the original artwork from 1975’s first press on Disjuncta. - Includes insert with extra liner notes by spanish journalist and longt-time Heldon fan Paco Peiró – Bonus 7" EP with non-album tracks taken from Heldon’s singles of the era.

Tracklist:

1/ In the wake of King Fripp (6: 36)
2/ Aphanisis (2: 20)
3/ Omar Diop Blondin (7: 20)
4/ Moebius (1: 49)
5/ Fluence: Continuum Mobile / Disjonction inclusive (12: 15)
6/ St Mikael Samstag am abends (6: 18)
7/ Michel Ettori (4: 17)


Personnel: Richard Pinhas (VCS3 synth, guitars, A.R.P., tapes), George Grunblatt (mellotron, guitars, A.R.P.) plus Alain Renaud (guitar on 2) and Alain Bellaiche (bass on 3).

ARTIST : HELDON
TITLE : ALLEZ TEIA
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS069
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : DELETED!


LP & CD IN STOCK NOW !!!

A PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED KILLER PIECE OF CAN'S HISTORY!

AGILOK & BLUBBO

Original Soundtrack as recorded by

THE INNER SPACE

(The legendary pre-CAN band!!!)

Available for the first time ever in both vinyl & CD formats!

AFTER OUR CELEBRATED KRAUT ROCK DELUXE REISSUES, WE ARE HAPPY TO UNEARTH ANOTHER LONG LOST GEM FROM THE PAST : THE UNRELEASED SOUNDTRACK TO 1969's UNDERGROUND FILM AGILOK & BLUBBO RECORDED BY THE INNER SPACE.

The Inner Space is the stuff of legend. This obscure outfit is best known as the antecessor band of Can and not much is known about them except it featured the core members of Can (Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli and Jaki Liebezeit) and lasted just a few months before renaming themselves The Can and releasing Monster Movie. They left two ultra-obscure seven inches as their only recorded legacy and only the first of them is credited to The Inner Space, it contained two songs taken from the soundtrack of 1969's underground film Agilok & Blubbo. Originally released by the the german Vogue label in 1969, it currently fetches prices around the 300 euro mark in the collector's circuit.

Given the obscurity of both the band and it's recorded output, we're proud to present, for the first time to the public, not only the aforementioned singles but the complete soundtrack to Peter F. Scheneider's offbeat political satire Agilok & Blubbo. Previously unavailable until now, the original mastertapes of this soundtrack have been stored in the archives of legendary german producer and music publisher Hans Wewerka who produced the recording sessions back in 1969. Here you can hear history in the making, the first step of a group of musicians who'll to achieve fame, success and recognition over the 70's, helping define a sound (often called kraut rock) that has been highly infuential to this days. Those familiar with Can's output will recognize some of the band's characteristic sound, albeit in a embrionary form. Songs like 'Agilok & Blubbo' or 'Kamera Song' already hint at their later pop brilliance whereas the short cues and extended free jams found elsewhere in this soundtrack reminds us from the heterogeneus roots of a bunch of musicians coming from rock, jazz and avant-garde backgrounds.
All in all, an excellent glimpse into the early stages of an innovative band developing it's own musical language.


Available both in CD and limited 180 gr. audiophile pressing vinyl LP, this reissue includes detailed liner notes by Wah Wah's very own Raül G.Pratginestós and comes illustrated by original b/w shoots from the movie production. Cd issue contains two bonus tracks: Memographie, plus Irmin Schmidt's 1967 composition Hexapussy. In all, over 28 minutes of bonus material!

Limited edition. It will sell out fast, if you want it better get it now before it's gone!

HUGE COVERAGE EXPECTED IN SPECIALISED PRESS - PROMO CDs SENT TO THE MAIN MEDIA WORLDWIDE !!!!

The Inner Space es material de leyenda. Esta oscura banda es más conocida como antecesora del legendario grupo alemán Can, y lo poco que se sabe de ella es que la formaban Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli y Jaki Liebezeit, y que su testamento vinílico se reducía hasta hoy a dos rarísimos 7", únicamente en el segundo de los cuales aparecía el nombre del grupo en portada. A los pocos meses de existencia, The Inner Space cambiaría su nombre por el de The Can y editaría 'Monster Movie', momento a partir del cual se convertiría en una de las piezas clave de la historia del rock alemán. En su single editado bajo el nombre de The Inner Space aparecieron dos canciones de la banda sonora que os ocupa. Por ese single se pagan hasta 300 euros hoy en día entre coleccionistas. El resto del material grabado para la película de Peter F. Schneider ha permanecido inédito hasta la fecha, y nos llena de orgullo ser los primeros en ofrecer estas grabaciones, básicas para todo amante del krautrock, tanto en vinilo (prensaje audiófilo de 180 gr., en carpeta doble) como en CD (conteniendo dos largos bonus tracks no incluídos en el LP : 'Memographie' y 'Hexapussy', 28 minutos extras en total).

Tirada limitada, volará rápido : ¡quien lo quiera, mejor que no se duerma!

ARTIST : THE INNER SPACE
TITLE : AGILOK & BLUBBO (OST)
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS061
FORMAT : 180 gr. LP
RETAIL PRICE LP : 20.00 EUROS


ARTIST : THE INNER SPACE
TITLE : AGILOK & BLUBBO (OST)
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS061
FORMAT : CD
RETAIL PRICE CD : 15.00 EUROS




MANDRAKE MEMORIAL - PUZZLE


The fabulous third LP by Mandrake Memorial, one of the best bands of the US psychedelic sounds history, is the release chosen to open our new Wah Wah Deluxe series. This marvelous 1970 LP from the Poppy label will be reissued for the first time ever on full 180 gram vinyl glory, housed in its original Escher gatefold sleeve and complete with a colour insert that will reproduce the original LP insert plus will contain some interesting texts courtesy of Poppy label founder Kevin Eggers and Mandrake Memorial member Craig Anderton.
 
For those unfamiliar to this top band's sounds we'll just add that their three LPs shall be up there with the best works of the best bands that came out from the States in the psychedelic era. Think of The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Pearls Before Swine, United States Of America and the likes. "Puzzle" is a masterpiece that not only benefits from the master work of the Mandrake members, but also from that of producer Ron Frangipane. The combination of talents delivers a perfect mix of classic psychedelia with beautiful orchestra passages.
 
El fabuloso tercer LP de Mandrake Memorial, una de las mejores bandas de la historia de la psicodélia americana, es el disco elegido para inaugurar nuestra nueva serie Wah Wah Deluxe. Este maravilloso LP de 1970, originalmente en el sello Poppy, es reeditado por primera vez en vinilo de 180 gramos, repsoduciéndose así mismo la portada "gatefold" original con las imagenes de Escher. Además se reproduce también el inserto a color de la edición americana, y con interesantes notas cortesía del fundador de Poppy, Kevin Eggers, y del miembro original de Mandrake Memorial, Craig Anderton.
 
Para quien no esté familiarizado con el sonido del grupo, añadiremos que sus tres LPs deben estar en la cima de los mejores trabajos del género, codéandose con otros dioses de la psicodélia USA como la West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Pearls Before Swine, United States Of America y similares. "Puzzle" es una obra maestra en la que colabora también el gran Ron Frangipane como productor.

ARTIST : MANDRAKE MEMORIAL
TITLE : PUZZLE
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : WDLX001
FORMAT : 180 gr. LP
RETAIL PRICE LP : 20.00 EUROS


MANDRAKE MEMORIAL - MEDIUM


The second LP recorded by The Mandrake Memorial came in a nice gatefold cover by designer Milton Glasser, an icon of 60s and 70s illustration and design and one of the big names in the advertising field since then. More psychedelic sounds in glorious 180 gram black vinyl on our Deluxe series.
 
For those unfamiliar to this top band's sounds we'll just add that their three LPs shall be up there with the best works of the best bands that came out from the States in the psychedelic era. Think of The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Pearls Before Swine, United States Of America and the likes.
 
 
El segundo LP grabado por The Mandrake Memorial viene envuelto en una portada obra de Milton Glasser, icono de la ilustración y el diseño de los 60 y 70 y uno de los grandes nombres en el campo de la publicidad desde entonces. Más sonidos psicodélicos en vinilo de 180 gramos!!
 
Para quien no esté familiarizado con el sonido del grupo, añadiremos que sus tres LPs deben estar en la cima de los mejores trabajos del género, codéandose con otros dioses de la psicodélia USA como la West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Pearls Before Swine, United States Of America y similares.


ARTIST : MANDRAKE MEMORIAL
TITLE : MEDIUM
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : WDLX002
FORMAT : 180 gr. LP
RETAIL PRICE LP : 25 EUROS



SHOES - BLACK VINYL SHOES

Here is, reissued in full 180 gr. audiophile glory and faithfull reproduction of the original album art, one of the biggest examples of the DIY philosophy in the history of North American music. The Shoes issued "Black Vinyl Shoes" on their own Black Vinyl Records back in 1977, setting the path so many indie bands have followed since then. The album is a classic late seventies american power pop blast that drinks from the works of Big Star, The Byrds, a.o. For our reissue we counted on the help of the Shoes members, especially Jeff Murphy who provided liners notes for the lavish 4 page insert that is included. It will also feature a reproduction of the original round sticker and an ironable transfer to make yourself a cool Shoes t-shirt! The sound has been remastered from the original tapes and pressed into quality 180 gr. heavy black vinyl. Limited to only 500 copies.

 

"Uno de mis discos favoritos de siempre, y uno de los más extraños; tanto por la forma en la que fue grabado (pura artesanía chapuzas, de hacer lo que puedes con los medios de que dispones: puro punk DIY de celo y tijeras) como por la forma en que suenan esas canciones. A veces lejanas, a veces desde dentro de una caja de zapatos, a veces acolchadas, como si rebotaran por las paredes, pero siempre cálidas. Nada suena igual que el debut de Shoes, nada; habrían de pasar veinte años para que un grupo (Papas Fritas) grabara un debut de similar singularidad sónica. Y, aunque al LP lo etiquetan como power pop, la verdad es que Black vinyl shoes es pop sin el power. Pop puro y raro, con el mejor comienzo de disco que existe ("Boys don't lie") y letras escuetas de engañosa simplicidad. Un tesoro".

Kiko Amat

ARTIST : SHOES
TITLE : BLACK VINYL SHOES
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : WDLX004
FORMAT : 180 gr. LP
RETAIL PRICE LP : 20.00 EUROS



ANIMA SOUND - STÜRMISCHER HIMMEL

Often described as one the oddities in the Ohr catalogue, Stürmischer Himmel supposed the vinyl debut of Anima, the radical free-music duo of sculptor Paul Fuchs and her wife Limpe Fuchs. Recorded at a "thousand year cottage on a windy hill" and opening with ambience recording of wind and sheeps, the album is an organic collection of improvised atonal pieces ranging from the atmospheric to the wild with much use use of screaming, horns, percussions, ambience recordings, wordless vocals and all kinds of home-made sound devices (Fuchshorn, Fuchszither, Fuchsbass... ). Pure german counter-culture sounds from the early 70’s...
 
Limited to 500 copies – Sleeve reproducing all the original artwork from the Ohr press – Quality vinyl press inside a 350 gr. quality sleeve. - Comes with an insert with info and photos!
 
A menudo descrito como una de las rarezas del catálogo de Ohr, Stürmischer Himmel supuso el debut de Anima, el dúo de musica libre radical formado por el escultor Paul Fuchs y su esposa Limpe Fuchs. Grabado en "un caserío de mil años de antiguedad en una ventosa colina" y abriendo con una grabación de sonido ambiental de viento y ovejas, el álbum es una colección orgánica de improvisadas piezas atonales y sonidos que van desde lo atmosférico hasta lo salvaje, con gran uso de gritos, indtrumentos de viento, percusiones, grabaciones ambientales, cantos sin letra y todo tipo de aparatos de sonido caseros (Fuchshorn, Fuchszither, Fuchsbass...). Pura contracultura alemana de los primeros 70.
 
Edición limitada de 500 copias - Portada reproduciendo el artwork original de la edición de Ohr - Prensaje de calidad en portada de 350 gr. - Contiene inserto con información y fotos.
 
 Tracklist:
 A1 Show Mää Show (9:55)
 A2 It Loves Want To Have Done It(2:50)
 A3 Feel Like A Bone (6:04)
 
 B1 How To Dream - You (6:39)
 B2 The Weather (12:09)
 
ARTIST : ANIMA SOUND
TITLE : STÜRMISCHER HIMMEL
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS062
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 20 EUROS



BERND WITTHÜSER - LIEDER VON VAMPIREN, NONNEN UND TOTEN

Released under Bernd Witthüsser’s name, this was actually the first collaborative effort with his partner in-crime Walter Westrupp (their infamous "W&W’s Pop-Cabaret"). An enchanting collection of acoustic folk songs, albeit with a touch of black humour, on the subjects, you guessed it, vampires, nuns and death based on texts by Baltus Brösel, Heinrich Heine, Novalis and Thomas Rother... Simple and haunting melodies with a spellbinding cosmic touch.
 
Limited to 500 copies – Gatefold laminated sleeve reproducing the complete original artwork from the first Ohr issue – Quality vinyl press inside a 350 gr. quality sleeve.
 
Aunque editado bajo el nombre de Bernd Witthüsser, este fue en realidad el primer trabajo del dúo que formó con con su compinche Walter Westrupp (su infame "W&W's Pop Cabaret"). Una encantadora colección de canciones folk acústicas, con un toque de humor negro sobre temas que hablan, como el título alemán original indica, de vampiros, monjas y la muerte. Canciones basadas en textos de Baltus Brössel, Heinrich Heine, Novalis y Thomas Rother... Simples y cautivadoras melodías con un toque cósmico.
 
Edición limitada de 500 copias - Portada "gatefold" reproduciendo el artwork original de la edición de Ohr - Prensaje de calidad en portada de 350 gr.
 
Tracklist:
A1 Dracula 4:34
A2 Das stille Grab 2:25
A3 Wir möchten dieses Lied noch singen 3:40
A4 Kann die Klage deuten wer? 3:50
A5 Ich bin dahin 3:18
A6 Welcher Wechsel doch im Leben 2:57
 
B1 Leis ertönt die Abendglocke 3:10
B2 Hinüber wall ich 2:54
B3 Wenn ich ein Fröhlicher wär 2:52
B4 Die Beschwörung 2:52
B5 Liebeslied 4:10
B6 Die Lilie vom See 4:04
B7 Wer schwimmt dort? 1:56
 
 
ARTIST : BERND WITTHÜSSER
TITLE : LIEDER VON VAMPIREN, NONNEN UND TOTTEN
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS063
FORMAT : LP
WHOLESALE PRICE : 15 EUROS



IBLISS - SUPERNOVA

With several connections to the early Kraftwerk history and formed in the Rhineland area in 1971, Ibliss was a quintet formed by percussionist Basil Hammoudi (from Organisation, the band before Kraftwerk), drummer Andreas Hohmann (also from Kraftwerk), brothers Wolfgang and Norbert Büllmeyer (bass and guitar respectively) and Rainer Büchel on sax and flute. With the help of Conny Plank , they recorded their one and only lp at Hamburg’s Windrose-Studios: four long instrumental tracks in a hypnotic style that takes cues both from the teutonic motorik style and way-out jazz techniques… kind of a floating cosmic fusion sound with a great emphasis on the rhythmic section. Another great and unknown album from the jazzier end of krautrock (Kollektiv, Thirsty Moon, Annexus Quam, Embryo, Organistaion…)

STRICTLY LIMITED TO 500 COPIES - QUALITY PRESSING – GATEFOLD COVER REPRODUCING ARTWORK FROM THE ORIGINAL SPIEGELEI ISSUE – INCLUDES INSERT WITH PICS AND INFORMATION ON THE BAND

Con diversas conexiones a los inicios de la historia de Kraftwerk, y formados en el área de Rhineland en 1971, Ibliss fue un quinteto liderado por el percusionista Basil Hammoudi (miembro de Organisation, la banda que daría lugar a Kraftwerk) y con el percusionista Andreas Hohmann (también en Kraftwerk), los hermanos Wolbgang y Norbert Büññmeyer (bajista y guitarrista, respectivamente) y Rainer Büchel al saxo y la flauta. Con la ayuda de Conny Plank grabaron un único LP en los Windrose-Studios de Hamburgo. 4 largos temas instrumentales en un estilo hipnótico que une krautrock y sonidos del jazz experimental. Una especie de fusión cósmica flotante con gran enfásis en la sección rítmica. Otra joya desconocida del lado más jazzy del krautrock (Kollektiv, Thirsty Moon, Annexus Quam, Embryo, Organistaion…)

LIMITADO A 500 COPIAS - PRENSAJE DE CALIDAD - PORTADA ABIERTA REPRODUCIENDO EL ARTWORK DE LA EDICIÓN ORIGINAL DE SPIEGELEI, INCLUYE INSERTO CON FOTOS E INFORMACIÓN

ARTIST : IBLISS
TITLE : SUPERNOVA
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS064
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 30 EUROS



VAINICA DOBLE - AHORA EN CD !!!!!

El primer LP de Gloria Van Aerssen y Carmen Santoja es probablemente el disco más raro y buscado en el mercado español de coleccionismo, y por fín es reeditado en CD con el cuidado que merece una joya de este calibre. En las doce canciones que componen su edición original de 1971, Vainica Doble mezclaron folk, soft rock, pop y unas dosis de psicodelia para crear un mundo mágico propio con fantásticas letras y espléndidos arreglos musicales que suena tan fresco y único hoy en día como lo hizo en 1971.

La fantastica y colorida portada pop fue obra de Iván Zulueta, artista plástico y director de cine (firmó, por ejemplo, filmes de culto clásicos como "1, 2, 3... Al escondite inglés!" y "Arrebato"), y aquí es reproducida en toda su gloria y protegida por una fajita de cartón plastificado que cuenta con textos de loanza de grandes fans del dúo como Andy Votel (Finderskeepers/B-Music), Luis Calvo (Elefant Records), Ibon Errazkin, Ferran Llauradó (Rockdelux) y Ramon Vendrell (El Periódico de Catalunya). El CD incluye un fantástico libreto de 20 páginas a todo color con fotografías, letras de las canciones y amplias notas a cargo de Àngel Maeztu. ¡Esto no lo encuentras en rapidshare!

Las doce canciones del LP original vienen acompañadas de 8 bonus tracks extraídos de singles de la época, incluyendo todas las caras no aparecidas originalmente en su LP.

¡Todas las grabaciones de Ópalo en una edición de lujo hecha con el máximo cuidado y respeto por el equipo de Wah Wah!

RETAIL PRICE CD : 15 EUROS



THE MAGIC MIXTURE
'THIS IS THE MAGIC MIXTURE'

WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS LPS056


 
 
YES! At last the glorious 1968 LP by The Magic Mixture gets the proper legit reissue. Originally released on Saga, this superb piece of psychedelic freakbeat should be in every record collection sharing section with UK psych gods like July, Skip Bifferty, Forever Amber, Five Day Week Straw People, The Open Mind and the likes.
 
Even though according to The Tapestry Of Delights book the Saga LPs are supposed to have been recorded at a school premises rather than in a proper studio, this album has become a classic of the genre on its own, containing some killer psychedelic sounds delivered mainly by the guitar of leader Jim Thomas and his bandmate Stan Curtis' organ riffs. The line up was completed with Jack Collins on drums and Melvyn Hacker on bass guitar. The songs are all original Magic Mixture compositions, and they are all excellent samples of what was going on in the UK when the genres who had been en vogue during the sixties (modern jazz, folk, R&B, pop...) were all put into the same cauldron in the search of a special mixture, eventually obtaining some great pop tunes played with a freakbeat edge and some early psychedelic sounds, all pretty simple and without many gimmicks or studio trickery, but amazingly lovely and very cool.
 
 It is one of the most sought after Saga releases and one that commands high sums when it shows up on eBay. Wah Wah's is the first ever legit reissue, with best sound quality and best sleeve quality ever, considering the Saga releases were all low budget pressed on recycled vinyl!
 
First ever official reissue, taken from the master tapes and pressed in a limited run of only 500 copies!!!

 
¡SÍ! Por fín el glorioso LP de 1968 grabado por The Magic Mixture es reeditado oficialmente. Originalmente aparecido en Saga, esta soberbia pieza de freakbeat psicodélico debería estar en odas las colecciones de discos compatriendo estante con dioses de la psicodélia UK de la talla de July, Skip Bifferty, Forever Amber, Five Day Week Straw People, The Open Mind y similares.
 
A pesar que según el libro The Tapestry Of Delights los LPs de Saga fueron grabados en una escuela tras las clases en lugar de en un estudio como Dios manda, este LP se ha convertido en un clásico por méritos propios, conteniendo fantásticos sonidos psicodélicos, generados básicamente por la guitarra del líder de la banda Jim Thomas y los riffs de órgano de su colega Stan Curtis. La formación la completaban Jack Collins a la batería y Melvyn Hacker al bajo. Las composiciones son originales de Magic Mixture y son excelentes muestras de lo que aconteció en UK cuando los géneros que habían estado en voga durante los sesenta (modern jazz, folk, R&B, pop...) fueron mezclados en una misma marmita a la búsqueda de un sabor especial, obteniéndose finalmente un puñado de grandes canciones pop con actitud freakbeat y sonidos psicodélicos, sencillo y sin grandes trucos de estudio, pero efectivo, encantador y muy elegante.

 
ARTIST : THE MAGIC MIXTURE
TITLE : THIS IS THE MAGIC MIXTURE
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS056
FORMAT : LP
PRICE : 20 EUROS


THE UNDERGROUND SET
'S/T'

WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS LPS057

AVAILABLE IN LATE 2008 / EARLY 2009
Another collectable from the Saga back catalogue, issued in 1970 on the Pantonic subsidiary but originally recorded in Italy, this killer organ instro LP is reissued in vinyl for the first time. On their debut LP The Underground Set delivered a shot of groovy organ-ized go-go sounds - the kind of sounds that wouldn't sound out of place at a late sixties European psychedelic club or a teen exploito movie, with the perfect mix of psychedelic / progressive garage attitude and library music dexterity. An album to be filed along other killers like Blue Phantom or Ugly Custard. But also the kind of sounds that would inspire later artists such as Graham Day when he formed The Prisoners. The Underground Set was also committed to record the soundtrack theme for a couple of Italian TV shows, and later recorded a second album which followed the same line but with a heavier progressive edge.
 
Lovers of mad organs and swirling fuzz psychedelic guitars will have hours of enjoyment with the purchase of this delicatessen that has, again, been mastered from the original tapes and housed in a quality sleeve. Best quality ever plus two bonus tracks : the Saga LPs were really low budget pressings, so they tended to be of poor quality and usually done on recycled vinyl. Better than the real thing, but only available for a limited time : these 500 copies only will be gone soon!
 
Otra pieza coleccionable del catálogo de Saga, aparecido en 1970 en el subsello Pantonic, pero originalmente grabado en Italia, reeditado en vinilo por primera vez. En su LP de debut The Underground Set ofrecen una descarga de sonidos con presencia del órgano a go-gó de lo más groovy - el tipo de sonidos que no estarían fuera de lugar en un club psicodélico de la Europa de finales de los sesenta, o en alguna película de explotación del fenómeno adolescente, con la perfecta mezcla entreuna actitud psicodélico-garajera-progresiva y la destreza de una grabación de disco de música "library". Un álbum para ser archivado con pesos pesados de la talla del Blue Phantom o del Ugly Custard. Y también la clase de sonidos que inspirarían a artistas más tardíos como pueda ser el Graham Day de la era Prisoners. The Underground Set fueron también los encargados de grabar la sintonía para algunos programas de la televisión italiana, y más tarde editarían un segundo LP que sigue la línea iniciada con éste pero con un sonido más "heavy" y progresivo.
 
Los amantes del sonido de órgano y de las chispeantes guitarras psicodélicas con fuzz encontrarán horas de disfrute con la compra de esta delícia reeditada a partir de los másters originales y presentada en portada de calidad más dos bonus tracks. Mejor calidad que nunca, de hecho : los LPs de Saga eran realmente editados con muy bajo presupuesto, a menudo los prensajes eran bastante malos y se realizaban en vinilo reciclado. Sin duda mejor que el original, pero solamente disponible por tiempo limitado : éstas 500 únicas copias volarán pronto!

 
ARTIST : THE UNDERGROUND SET
TITLE : S/T
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS057
FORMAT : LP
PRICE : 25 EUROS



THE 4 INSTANTS
'DISCOTHEQUE!'

WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS LPS058



 
Here we unearth a missing nugget! Very little is known of The 4 Instants. They do not even appear on the Tapestry Of Delights (a.k.a. the Holy Bible of UK beat/R&B/psych/prog...). Undoubtedly released as a teen exploitation album in 1966 by Saga on the Society subsidiary, the LP offers a tight mod R&B instrumental sound all through it, with killer Hammond organ and sensational guitar licks. Everyone into all night mod jazz / R&B partying shall consider this LP a classic on its own from now on! Think of Graham Bond Organisation, Dave Davani Four, The Mohawks or any of those great mod jazz / soul jazz LPs that were imported from the US in the era and you'll get a close idea of what this album sounds like. Mostly offering killer versions of hits of the day ("Watermelon Man", "Mashed Potatoes", "Monkey Time"...) there is also one top sounding cover of the classic Ellington tune "Caravan" and three fantastic tunes written by the band, the credits of which give us the clue of the musicians involved, drummer Clem Cattini being one of them - thus throwing connections to other greats of the genre such as The Mohawks or Ugly Custard, and giving an idea of how TIGHT this band sounds, since Cattini (who had preeviously been in The Tornados and recorded under the direction of Joe Meek) was one of the more in demand session drummers and his work can be heard in many of the number one hits of the sixties and seventies. Sensational playing in an energy-plenty recording.
 
This obscure jewell seems to be still completely unknown even among those into the coolest of the cool, maybe due to the non too well chosen original sleeve, to which our design team is giving a twist in order to make this exceptional LP look as fab as it deserves! A unique sleeve for a unique pressing of only 500 copies! Will you miss yours now and cry later?
 
¡Desenterramos un pequeño tesoro! Muy poco se sabe de The 4 Instants. Ni siquiera aparecen en la Sagrada Biblia del beat/R&B/psych/prog... UK, el famoso libro Tapestry Of Delights. Sin duda editado para explotar el fenómeno adolescente del momento en 1966 por el subsello Society, el LP ofrece una contundente demostración de lo que puede llegar a ser el sonido mod R&B a nivel instrumental cuando se une un potente Hammond con un fabuloso trabajo de guitarra. Todos aquellos que disfruten de las allnighters de mod jazz y R&B considerarán este LP un clásico del género desde el momento en que dejen caer la aguja en su surco. Piensa en Graham Bond Organisation, Dave Davani Four, los Mohawks o cualquiera de esos fabulosos LPs de mod jazz / soul jazz importados de USA en la era y te harás una idea de lo que estos chicos dominaban. Principalmente compuesto de versiones de éxitos del momento ("Watermelon Man", "Mashed Potatoes", "Monkey Time"...), también incluye una excelente versión del "Caravan" de Duke Ellington y algunos temas propios en cuyos créditos encontramos la única pista de quienes eran los músicos del grupo, siendo uno de ellos el batería Clem Cattini - cuya presencia establece conexiones hacia otros grandes del género como The Mohawks o Ugly Custard y da una idea de cuan potente suenan los 4 Instants, pues Cattini (tras su paso por los Tornados, el grupo producido por Joe Meek) se convirtió en uno de los batarías de estudio más demandados en los sesenta y setenta, llegando a grabar infinidad de números uno durante esa era.
 
ARTIST : THE FOUR INSTANTS
TITLE : DISCOTHEQUE!
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS058
FORMAT : LP
PRICE : 25 EUROS
 


 
EQUINOX
'HARD ROCK'

WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS LPS059


 
Thought from the beginning as a cash-in operation when hard rock began to spread throughout the UK, this LP features a very young band (keyboardist Jon Stoppard was 16 when this LP was released in 1973) performing the sounds of the day. Equinox consisted of Mick Shedd on vocals and guitar, Sid Oldfield on bass, Jon Stoppard playing organ and Terry Waldon as the drummer. Incidentally they are not the ones who appear on the sleeve, where they were replaced by some unknown hipsters, and knowing Boulevard and it's mother label Saga it was probably a stock photo rather than a proper session paid for the occasion.
 
The album sounds move through the early UK hardrock paths opened by bands such as Deep Purple, Black Sabbath or Led Zeppelin, and although it must be said that our youngsters can't match the playing skills of the bands they mirrored in, it's justice to state "Hard Rock" as a more than decent effort, and a true rarity even for the conoisseurs of the genre.
 
Issued from the original master tapes and featuring the original sleeve in better quality than the low budget Boulevard original, this is a perfect chance to add the Equinox to your collection. Remember : only 500 copies pressed!
 
LP editado sin duda como una operación para generar dinero aprovechando el auge del fenómeno hard rock en UK, Equinox era una banda muy joven (el teclista Jon Stoppard contaba con tan sólo 16 primaveras cuando el disco fue lanzado en 1973) cuyos miembros eran Mick Shedd a la voz y guitarra, Sid Oldfield al bajo, el citado Stoppard al órgano y Terry Waldon como batería. Quienes no son, por cierto, los que aparecen en la portada, en cuya foto fueron reemplazados por modelos desconocidos... Y conociendo la forma de actuar de Boulevard y su sello madre Saga, probablemente incluso fuera una foto tomada de un catálogo fotográfico y no una sesión fotográfica propiamente dicha (y pagada).
 
Los sonidos del álbum se mueven por los caminos del hard rock primerizo de bandas como Deep Purple, Black Sabbath o Led Zeppelin, y aunque debemos reconocer que nuestros jóvenes amigos no llegan al nivel de destreza de aquellos en quienes se inspiraron sí lograron sin embargo grabar un interesante disco que complacerá a los fans del género.
 
Editado a partir de las cintas originales y con mejor calidad de portada que el original de Boulevard de serie "budget", es la ocasión perfecta para añadir a los Equinox a tu colección. Recuerda : únicamente prensadas 500 copias.

 
ARTIST : EQUINOX
TITLE : HARD ROCK
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS059
FORMAT : LP
PRICE : 15 EUROS



ANIMA SOUND – STÜRMISCHER HIMMEL

WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS LPS062 VINYL LP
500 COPIES ONLY LIMITED REISSUE

AVAILABLE IN EARLY 2009

Often described as one the oddities in the Ohr catalogue, Stürmischer Himmel supposed the vinyl debut of Anima, the radical free-music duo of sculptor Paul Fuchs and her wife Limpe Fuchs. Recorded at a "thousand year cottage on a windy hill" and opening with ambience recording of wind and sheeps, the album is an organic collection of improvised atonal pieces ranging from the atmospheric to the wild with much use use of screaming, horns, percussions, ambience recordings, wordless vocals and all kinds of home-made sound devices (Fuchshorn, Fuchszither, Fuchsbass... ). Pure german counter-culture sounds from the early 70’s...

Limited to 500 copies – Sleeve reproducing all the original artwork from the Ohr press – Quality vinyl press inside a 350 gr. quality sleeve. - Comes with an insert with info and photos!

A menudo descrito como una de las rarezas del catálogo de Ohr, Stürmischer Himmel supuso el debut de Anima, el dúo de musica libre radical formado por el escultor Paul Fuchs y su esposa Limpe Fuchs. Grabado en "un caserío de mil años de antiguedad en una ventosa colina" y abriendo con una grabación de sonido ambiental de viento y ovejas, el álbum es una colección orgánica de improvisadas piezas atonales y sonidos que van desde lo atmosférico hasta lo salvaje, con gran uso de gritos, indtrumentos de viento, percusiones, grabaciones ambientales, cantos sin letra y todo tipo de aparatos de sonido caseros (Fuchshorn, Fuchszither, Fuchsbass...). Pura contracultura alemana de los primeros 70.

Edición limitada de 500 copias - Portada reproduciendo el artwork original de la edición de Ohr - Prensaje de calidad en portada de 350 gr. - Contiene inserto con información y fotos.




ARTIST : ANIMA SOUND
TITLE : STÜRMISCHER HIMMEL
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS062
FORMAT : LP
PRICE : 20 EUROS


BERND WITTHÜSSER – LIEDER VON VAMPIREN, NONNEN UND TOTTEN


WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS LPS063 VINYL LP

500 COPIES ONLY LIMITED REISSUE

AVAILABLE IN EARLY 2009

Released under Bernd Witthüsser’s name, this was actually the first collaborative effort with his partner in-crime Walter Westrupp (their infamous "W&W’s Pop-Cabaret"). An enchanting collection of acoustic folk songs, albeit with a touch of black humour, on the subjects, you guessed it, vampires, nuns and death based on texts by Baltus Brösel, Heinrich Heine, Novalis and Thomas Rother... Simple and haunting melodies with a spellbinding cosmic touch.

Limited to 500 copies – Gatefold laminated sleeve reproducing the complete original artwork from the first Ohr issue – Quality vinyl press inside a 350 gr. quality sleeve.

Aunque editado bajo el nombre de Bernd Witthüsser, este fue en realidad el primer trabajo del dúo que formó con con su compinche Walter Westrupp (su infame "W&W's Pop Cabaret"). Una encantadora colección de canciones folk acústicas, con un toque de humor negro sobre temas que hablan, como el título alemán original indica, de vampiros, monjas y la muerte. Canciones basadas en textos de Baltus Brössel, Heinrich Heine, Novalis y Thomas Rother... Simples y cautivadoras melodías con un toque cósmico.

Edición limitada de 500 copias - Portada "gatefold" reproduciendo el artwork original de la edición de Ohr - Prensaje de calidad en portada de 350 gr.



ARTIST : BERND WITTHÜSSER
TITLE : LIEDER VON VAMPIREN, NONNEN UND TOTTEN
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS063
FORMAT : LP
PRICE : 15 EUROS


LPS049 ANNEXUS QUAM – OSMOSE

One of the most interesting and unknown bands from the Ohr catalogue, Annexus Quam had actually a quite long career, having their roots in the outfit Ambition Of Music, formed back in 1967 Kamp-Lintfort (near Düsseldorf). By 1970, and paying tribute to their early name, they had  incorporated a whole array of influences (most important one, the inclusion of jazz instrumentation) and brewed them in what was becoming a very personal progressive fusion of styles, best witnessed in their their debut album: Osmose. At that time, the band had grown into a septet formed by Uwe Bick (drums, vocals, percussion), Jürgen Jonuschies (bass, vocals, percussion), Werner Hostermann (clarinet, organ, vocals, percussion), Peter Werner (guitar, vocals, percussion), Hans Kámper (trombone, spanish guitar, vocals, percussion), Ove Volquartz (sax) and Harald Klemm (flute, vocals, percussion). Far from a typical jazz sound, they were able to integrate rock and jazz instrumentation into a unique style, which borrowed elements from the aforementioned genres but blended those into an ultimate cosmic fusion (which can recall at times the Third Ear Band, Xhol Caravan or even Ash Ra Tempel yet remaining totally their own). Actually, Annexus Quam were able to sound meditative, doomy, stoned, aggressive, exotic and lyrical in the same track without loosing any musical coherence or perspective. With their personal style that even today defies categorisation (except for that big umbrella we call kraut rock),Annexus Quam had all the inventiveness and excitement of the 1969/1970 german bands.

 

Osmose: a most unique album by an equally unique band, housed in one of the most luxurious, ellaborated and tripped-out gimmix covers ever made, now reproduced in all it’s multi-folding glory.

Strictly limited to 500 copies - Gimmix folding-pyramidal cover!

 

Una de las más interesantes, y sin embargo desconocidas, bandas del catálogo de Ohr, Annexus Quam tuvieron de hecho una larga carrera desde sus inicios como Ambition Of Music en 1967 en la localidad de Kamp-Linfort (cerca de Düsseldorf). Hacia 1970, haciendo honor a su antiguo nombre, incorporaron una gran cantidad de influencias (la mayor de ellas, la inclusión de instrumentación de jazz) y las mezclaron en una progresiva fusión de estilos muy personal, atestiguada en su álbum de debut Osmose. En aquella época la banda había pasado a ser un septeto formado por Uwe Bick (batería, percusión, voz), Jürgen Jonuschies (bajo, voz, percusión), Werner Hostermann (clarinete, órgano, voz, percusión), Peter Werner (guitarra, percusión, voz), Hans Kámper (trombón, guitarra española, voz, percusión), Ove Volquartz (saxo) y Harald Klemm (flauta, voz, percusión). Alejándose de un sonido típicamente jazzístico fueron capaces de integrar instrumentación de rock y jazz en un estilo único que tomaba prestados elementos de ambos géneros pero los mezclaba en una fusión cósmica (reminiscente a veces de Third Ear Band, Xhol Caravan o incluso Ash Ra Tempel, sin perder una fuerte personalidad propia). De hecho, Annexus Quam eran capaces de sonar meditativos, colocados, agresivos, exóticos y líricos en una misma canción sin perder la coherencia musical. Con su personal estilo, que aún hoy rehuye etiquetaciones (excepto la de ese gran paraguas que llamamos kraut rock), Annexus Quam presentan toda la inventiva y excitación de las bandas alemanas del período 1969/1970.

 

Osmose: un álbum único creado por un conjunto único, presentado en una de las más lujosas, elaboradas y bizarras portadas desplegables jamás realizadas, ahora reeditado en toda su gloria.

 

Estrictamente limitado a 500 copias - En portada desplegable piramidal!



 

ARTIST : ANNEXUS QUAM
TITLE : OSMOSE
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS049
FORMAT : LP
PRICE : 25 EUROS
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LPS050 GURU GURU – HINTEN

Mani, Ax and Uli do it again: Hinten was Guru Gurur's second album for Ohr, the follow up to their crazed UFO lp. Recorded in July 1971 at Star Studios (Hamburg) with the help of Konrad Plank, Hinten saw Guru Guru moving away from their trademark freeform jams and into a somewhat more structured and song-based format but still retaining the wild and crazy edge of their debut album. Space is now given to lyrics and spoken-word passages but without forgetting screaming guitar action and space rock tripping. Mani Neumeier delivers some nonsensycal lyrics and primitive howls while Ax Genrich indulges is his usual guitar onslaught and bebauchery. As crazy as it gets... Guru Guru were truly one of a kind!!!!

Strictly limited to 500 copies - Gatefold cover - Sealed copies w/ info sticker

 

Mani, Ax y Uli lo hacen de nuevo: Hinten fue el segundo LP de Guru Guru para Ohr tras la locura de su debut UFO. Grabado en 1971 en Star Studios (Hamburgo) con la ayuda de Konrad Plank, Hinten nos presenta a la banda alejándose de sus jams "freeform" y adentrándose en un formato de canción más estructurado, pero sin por ello perder el toque salvaje y alocado de su primer disco. Se incluyen partes cantadas y pasajes recitados sin dejar de lado las guitarras atronadoras y los viajes de rock espacial. Mani Neumeier se descuelga con letras sin sentido y aullidos primitivos mientras Ax Genrich juega con su habitual sonido destripador de guitarra. Tan loco como se puede estar... Guru Guru son irrepetibles!!!!


 
Estrictamente limitado a 500 copias - Portada doble - Copias precintadas con adhesivo informativo
 
ARTIST : GURU GURU
TITLE : HINTEN
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS050
FORMAT : LP
PRICE : 25 EUROS



LPS051 MYTHOS - MYTHOS

Another classic from the Ohr catalogue!!! Formed by young multi-instrumentalist Stephan Kaske in 1969, Mythos were Berlin’s finest space rockers, able to swim and dive between raging space-treks a la Hawkwind and blissed-out cosmic drifts in the style of their stable-mates Ash Ra Temple or Tangerine Dream. Their legendary debut album showed them in top-form, specially in the long suite "Encyclopaedia Terrae" were they showcase their playing abilities and unique style via the extended instrumental passages. Somewhere else in the album, Kaske surprises us with his flute playing or his caracteristical vocals (a bit in the style of VdGG’s Peter Hammill). A classic album which deserves to be heard by a wider public !!

Strictly limited to 500 copies - Gatefold cover - Sealed copies w/ info sticker

 

Otro clásico del catálogo de Ohr!!! Formados por el joven multi instrumentista Stephan Kaske en 1969, Mythos fueron los mejores rockeros del espacio en su Berlin natal, capaces de nadar y sumergirse entre airados viajes cósmicos a la Hawkwind y atmosféricos aterrizajes espaciales en la onda de Ash Ra tempel o Tangerine Dream. Su legendario LP de debut los muetra en plena forma, especialmente en la larga "Encyclopaedia Terrae", en la que muestran sus habilidades como instrumentistas y un estilo único en extendidos pasajes instrumentales. En otras partes del LP, Kaske nos sorprende con su flauta o su voz característica (un poco en el estilo de los Van der Graaf Generator de Peter Hammill).

 

Estrictamente limitado a 500 copias - Portada doble - Copias precintadas con adhesivo informativo

 

ARTIST : MYTHOS
TITLE : S/T
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS051
FORMAT : LP
PRICE : 25 EUROS



LPS052 WALPURGIS - QUEEN OF SABA

Overshadowed by their more experimental and cosmic labelmates, Walpurgis made probably one of the most overlooked items of the Ohr catalogue... This quintet from Berlin formed by Ryszard Kalemba (guitar), Jerzy Sokolowski (guitar, vocals), George Früchtenicht (bass), Jan Sundermeyer (congas, flute) and Manfred Stadelmann (drums, vocals) were helped by the ubiquitous Jürgen Dollase (Wallenstein) on keyboards for the recording sessions of their one and only one album which taking place between May and June 1972 in Dieter Dierks Studio in Stommeln. Obviously inspired by the US West Coast sound but also echoing the more cosmic tendencies of the berlin scene, Walpurgis played a dreamy yet solid space-rock style which recall some of their contemporanies like Wallenstein, Ash Ra Tempel or Agitation Free whilst paying tribute to their american inspirations (Quicksilver Messenger Band, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane) at the same time. Actually, Walpurgis just made those influences more evident as the West Coast sound had a huge impact in shaping the Berlin bands sound, with many a city’s guitar player in debt with John Cippollina's guitar techniques (from Ash Ra Tempel's Manuel Gotsching to Curly Curve's Alex Conti).

Strictly limited to 500 copies - Gatefold cover - Sealed copies w/ info sticker

 

A la sombra de sus más experimentales y cósmicos compañeros de sello, Walpurgis facturaron uno de los discos más infravalorados del catálogo de Ohr. Este quinteto de Berlin formado por Ryszard Kalemba (guitarra), Jerzy Sokolowski (guitarra, voz), George Früchtenicht (bajo), Jan Sundermeyer (congas, flauta) y Manfred Stadelmann (batería, voz) fueron ayudados por el ubicuo Jürgen Dollase (Wallenstein) a los teclados en las sesiones de grabación de su único LP, en mayo y junio de 1972 en el estudio de Dieter Dierks en Stommeln. Obviamente inspirados por el sonido de la Costa Oeste estadounidense, pero también por las tendencias más cósmicas de la escena berlinesa, Walpurgis practicaban un soñador a la par que sólido rock espacial que recuerda a contemporáneos suyos de la talla de Wallenstein, Ash Ra tempel o Agitation Free y paga tributo a sus ídolos americanos (Quicksilver Messenger Band, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane...). Walpurgis únicamente hacen esa influencia americana más evidente, ya que el sonido "West Coast" tuvo de hecho un gran impacto en la escena de Berlin y sus bandas, con más de un guitarrista en deuda permanente con las técnicas de guitarra de John Cipollina (desde Manuel Gotsching de Ash Ra Tempel hasta Alex Conti de Curly Curve).

 

Estrictamente limitado a 500 copias - Portada doble - Copias precintadas con adhesivo informativo

 

ARTIST : WALPURGIS
TITLE : QUEEN OF SABA
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS052
FORMAT : LP
PRICE : 20 EUROS



LPS053 LIMBUS 4 - MANDALAS


Another unsung bunch of krautrock pioneers, Limbus had formed in Heidelberg in 1968. Comprising the trio of Odysseus Artnerm, Bernd Henniger and Gerd Kraus, in 1969 recorded the groundbreaking New Atlantis LP (subtitling it "Cosmic Music Experience") for CPM, a spaced-out concoction of free and psychedelic musics with strong folky and ethnical flavours sounding very much like a more ethnic take on free improvisation. In 1970 they become a quartet with the addition of Matthias Kniepper thus renaming themselves Limbus 4 and went to record the puzzling Mandalas lp, a further step in their cosmic ethnic improvisations, this time making use of a more varied instrumental palette and taking advantage of the possibilities of the recording studio. A unique album that ranks amongst the most adventurous ever released by Ohr and which, to make things even better,  spots another of those cool Reinhard Hippen covers designs made of doll parts (which graced the covers of the first five of the the label's albums.. this being actually the second ever Ohr release). You don't get them much trippier than this...

Strictly limited to 500 copies - Gatefold cover - Sealed copies w/ info sticker

 

Otro pelotón de pioneros del krautrock, Limbus se habían formado en Heidelberg en 1968. Originalmente en formación de trio con Odysseus Artnerm, Bernd Henniger y Gerd Kraus, en 1969 grabaron el fenomenal LP "New Atlantis" (subtitulado "Cosmic Music Experience") para CPM, una conjunción espacial de musicas libres y psicodélicas con fuertes raíces folk y savores étnicos. En 1970 pasaron a ser un cuarteto tras la adición de Matthias Kniepper, hecho que transformó su nombre de Limbus a Limbus 4, para facturar el sorprendente LP "Mandalas", un paso adelante en su línea de improvisaciones étnicas a lo cósmico, ahora con un uso de instrumentos variados y aprovechándose de las posibilidades del estudio de grabación. Un álbum único que se presenta entre los más aventurados jamás editados por Ohr, con el añadido de una fabulosa carpeta diseñada por Reinhardt Hippen (autor de las fabulosas cinco primeras portadas del sello).

 

Estrictamente limitado a 500 copias - Portada doble - Copias precintadas con adhesivo informativo

 

ARTIST : LIMBUS 4
TITLE : MANDALAS
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS053
FORMAT : LP
PRICE : 25 EUROS


LPS054 XHOL - MOTHERFUCKERS GMBH & CO. KG

The misteriously named Xhol had already some years of experience on their back when krautrock made it's first impact. Having it's roots in the late 60's rock & soul outfit Soul Caravan they eventually renamed themsleves Xhol Caravan and released the crucial Electrip album on Hansa, one of the first efforts in bridging psychedelic, jazz and psychedelic styles in a really original way. Shortening their name to Xhol, they signed to the hip Ohr label where they released the live album Hau-Rauk and the mysterous archival  Motherfuckers GmbH & Co Kg. Conceived as a varied collage of archive pieces, sound snippets and free extended jams, the album hints at the madness of Faust but reatining that freaky Xhol attitude. From the archetypical Radio, just some dial knob turning with takes us from the Soul Caravan days, to the cosmically tripped-out Orgelsolo and the chirps and flute exotism of Grille, this album shows Xhol's more experimental side without forgetting their powerful fusion as hints of jazz, brass rock, soul and other grooves collide on the extended 13-minute Love Potion 25. An enduring testament to the talents of a band which went unrecognized too many years and which was one of the best and more inventive of the first wave of kraut rock bands...

Strictly limited to 500 copies - Single cover - Upgraded with notes and photos courtesy of our firends at Garden Of Delights - Sealed copies w/ info sticker

 

Los misteriosamente llamados Xhol tenían ya seis años de experiencia a sus espaldas cuando el krautrock hizo impacto por primera vez. Con sus raizes en el conjunto de rock y soul de finales de los 60 Soul Caravan pasaron a llamarse Xhol Caravan y grabar el crucial "Electrip" para Hansa, uno de los primeros intentos de unir psicodélia y jazz en algo realmente original y personal. Acortando su nombre a Xhol firmaron por Ohr y editaron el directo "Hau-Rauk" y el misterioso "Motherfuckers GmbH & Co. Kg". Concebido como un collage variado de piezas de archivo, recortes de sonido y libres improvisaciones, el álbum se acerca a la locura de Faust, pero mantieniendo la actitud freaky de Xhol. Desde "Radio", pieza elaborada jugando con el dial de una radio, se nos transporta a los días de Soul Caravan, al viaje cósmico "Orgelsolo" o al exótismo con flauta de "Grille". Este LP muestra la cara más experimental de Xhol, sin olvidar su poderosa fusión de jazz, rock con sección de vientos, soul y demás influencias.

 

Estrictamente limitado a 500 copias - Portada sencilla - Con inserto con notas y fotos cortesía de nuestros amigos de Garden Of Delights - Copias precintadas con adhesivo informativo



ARTIST : XHOL CARAVAN
TITLE : MOTHERFUCKERS GMBH & CO. KG
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS054
FORMAT : LP
PRICE : 20 EUROS


LPS055 ANNEXUS QUAM - BEZIEHUNGEN

 
 

After the release of their debut album Osmose and much playing in jazz festivals, Annexus Quam fronted some personnel changes and settled down to a quintet. The band was now Hans Kämper (trombone, spanish guitar,  flute),  Harald Klemm (zither, tabla, bendira, guitar), Peter Werner (guitar, percussion), Ove Volquartz (tenor/soprano saxes, flute) plus newcomer Martin Habenicht (basses). This reduced formation went to record Beziehungen, a much more jazzy effort which headed straight into free jazz territory but retaining the typical inventive touch of the band. Much more space was given to free improvisation, with tracks like the two-part "Leyenburg" coming out as free-form music whereas the 16-minute long track "Dreh Ducht Nicht Um" bridged the gap between their two albums by combining the progressive fusion sonorities of Osmose with some brilliant free jamming. A classic album that is recommended to the lovers of the experimental leg of krautrock and progressive musics as well as fans of all things free...

 

Strictly limited to 500 copies - Single cover - Sealed copies w/ info sticker… Includes the bonus 1970 track Kollodium !!

 

Tras la edición de su álbum de debut Osmose y de innumerables actuaciones en festivales de jazz, Annexus Quam lidiaron con varios cambios de personal y quedaron reducidos a un quinteto. La banda la formaban ahora Hans Kämper (trombón, guitarra española, flauta), Harald Klemm (cítara, tabla, bendira, guitarra), peter Werner (guitarra, percusión), Ove Volquartz (saxos tenor y soprano, flauta) y el recién llegado Martin habenicht (bajo), artífices del LP Beziehungen, una obra más jazzy que se sumergía en el campo del free jazz, aunque manteniendo el típico carácter inventivo de sus primeros tiempos. Mayores fragmentos improvisados, con piezas como las dos partes de "Leyenburg" o "Dreh Ducht Nicht Um" de nexo de unión entre su material anterior y sus actuales esfuerzos improvisatorios. Un clásico recomendado a los amantes del legado experimental y progresivo del kraut rock, así como a amantes de la música más "free".

 

Estrictamente limitado a 500 copias - Portada sencilla - Contiene el bonus track "Kollodium", no aparecido en el LP original - Copias precintadas con adhesivo informativo

 

ARTIST : ANNEXUS QUAM
TITLE : BEZIEHUNGEN
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS055
FORMAT : LP
PRICE : 25 EUROS


AMON DÜÜL 'PARADIESWÄRTZ DÜÜL'

WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS LPS060
 
Recorded in 1971, Amon Düül’s only album for Ohr was a visonary slice of acid-folk which has gained cult status as years passed by.  Ritualistic folk-rock, pastoral hippie songs, stoned jams, eastern flavours, mystical passages and heavy hypnotic riffing which are in fact very different from the early Amon Düül epic freaked-out improvisations (Psychedelic Underground) or Amon Düül II complex and psyched-up progressive works (Phallus Dei).
 
These were in fact archival recordings done by a different incarnation of Amon Duul, one that combined members of both factions into a floating line up welcoming many a guest, and which were released by R.U. Kaiser without the musicians knowledge or authorisation, most likely in order to catch up with Amon Düül II rising popularity.
 
All in all, a mythical recording featuring such underground classics as “Love Is Peace”; “Snow Your Thurst Sun Open Your Mouth” and “Paramechanische Welt”. Included also on our edition is their sought after Ohr single:  “Paramechanical World” / “Eternal Flow”. Another legendary title from the Ohr catalogue rescued by Wah Wah for your listening pleasure...
 

Strictly limited to 500 copies. Sleeve reproducing original artwork from the Ohr original issue.

Featuring bonus tracks  “Paramechanical World” and “Eternal Flow” (originally released as  7” single).

 

Grabado en 1971, el único álbum de Amon Düül para Ohr fue una visionaria rodaja de folk ácido hoy merecedor de la categoría de disco de culto. Folk-rock ritual, pastoriles canciones hippies, improvisaciones drogadas, aromas orientales, pasajes místicos y riffs hipnóticos que difieren de sus primeras improvisaciones "freak-out" (Psychedelic Underground) o del complejo trabajo progresivo de Amon Düül II (Phallus Dei).
 
Éstas fueron de hecho gravaciones realizadas por una formación distinta de Amon Düül que combinó miembros de ambas facciones dentro de una formación flotante con varios artistas invitados, y que fueron editadas por R.U. Kaiser sin el conocimiento o autorización de los músicos, probablemente intentando sacar partido de la creciente popularidad de Amon Düül II.
 
Una grabación mítica en la que nos ofrecen clásicos underground como "Love Is Peace", "Snow Yout Thurst Sun Open Your Mouth" o "Paramechanische Welt". Incluídas en nuestra edición encontramos también ambas caras de su buscadísimo single para Ohr : "Paramechanical World" / "Eternal Flow". Otro legendario título de Ohr rescatado por Wah Wah.
 
Estrictamente limitado a 500 copias. Portada reproduciendo el artwork original.
Incluye los bonus tracks "Paramechanical World" y "Eternal Flow" (origialmente aparecidos en un single de 7").

 
ARTIST : AMON DÜÜL
TITLE : PARADIESWÄRTZ DÜÜL
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS060
FORMAT : LP
PRICE : 20 EUROS

DAVE DAVANI FOUR - FUSED!

WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS LPS044

LIMITED EDITION - 500 COPIES ONLY!

 
AVAILABLE : MARCH 2008
 

 
Wah Wah is proud to announce the inminent vinyl reissue of one of the best Hammond organ fueled LPs from the Swingin' London years! The talented organist Dave Davani and his group were a regular act at top clubs like the Flamingo or the Ricky Tick, sharing the spotlight with other top British names such as Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, Zoot Money's Big Roll Band, Graham Bond Organization, Artwoods, Georgie Fame or even US heavy weights as Jimmy McGriff.
 
The superb 'Fused!' LP, originally released by Parlophone in 1965, is a killer sample of what Davani and Co. delivered in the sweaty smokey night clubs of London that year. First class Hammond powered mod jazz and R&B, deeply rooted in the sounds of the fab Jimmy McGriff, 'Big' John Patton, Brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy Smith soul jazz albums imported from the US at the time. From the top opening track, an organ-ized version of the classic Miles Davis 'Milestones', to the last groove of the record this one will please everybody into swingin' soul jazz sounds.
 
Reissued on vinyl format for the first time, you have a chance to grab yourself a copy of this goodie at a reasonable price - but only for a while, since it has been licensed for a 1000 copies run and albums good like this one do not last to much on the shop's shelves, get it now before it's too late! An exact repro of the original Parlophone LP upgraded with cool liner notes written for the occasion by today's Hammond maestro Nick Rossi.
 
¡Wah Wah se enorgullece de anunciar la inminente reedición en vinilo de uno de los mejores LPs de sonido Hammond editados en los años del 'Swingin' London'! El gran organista Dave Davani y su grupo eran una de las atracciones regulares en clubs como el Flamingo o el Ricky Tick, compartiendo cartel con otros grandes nombres de la escena británica como fueron Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, Zoot Money's Big Roll Band, Georgie Fame o incluso con pesos pesados de los USA como Jimmy McGriff.
 
El sensacional LP 'Fused'!, editado originalmente en 1965 por Parlophone, es una muestra de lo que Davani y compañía eran capaces de ofrecer en los clubs de Londres ese año. Mod jazz y R&B de primera clase, con profundas raíces en los sonidos de los fabulosos discos de soul jazz, entonces importados de Estados Unidos y grabados por genios de la talla de Jimmy McGriff, 'Big' John Patton, Brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy Smith, etc. Un disco en el que los aficionados a los sonidos soul jazz disfrutarán de lo lindo desde el primer tema, una estupenda versión al órgano del clásico 'Milestones' de Miles Davis hasta el último surco.
 
Reeditado por primera vez en vinilo, aquí tienes una oportunidad de hacerte con una copia de esta maravilla a precio razonable - pero por poco tiempo, lo hemos licenciado para una edición limitada de únicamente 1000 copias, ¡y discos así de buenos vuelan pronto de las cubetas de las tiendas, consíguelo antes de que se agote! Una reproducción exacta del original de Parlophone de 1965, ampliado con notas cortesía del maestro del Hammond actual, Nick Rossi.
 
ARTIST : DAVE DAVANI FOUR
TITLE : FUSED!
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS044
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 20 EUROS



BÜLENT ORTAÇGIL - BENIMILE OYNAR MISIN?

WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS LPS045


LIMITED EDITION - 500 COPIES ONLY!


 
AVAILABLE : MARCH 2008
 

 
From the hidden depths of the eastern Mediterranean, down in the Capadocian mistery lands, comes Bulent Ortaçgil, one of national musical treasures of Turkey, but one that to Western ears remains unheard. To this day.
 
Ortaçgil, or Bülent, which became his artistic name in his beginnings, during the much loved and never forgotten sixties, made a name to himself on the same scene as Fikret Kizilok, who has now made some waves since his inclusion on Damon and Naomi's compilation "International Sad Hits". But Bülent's music, much as it was of its time, was not at all sad, even though it also came from the heart. And what a heart. It could be said that his voice was indeed as sweet as that of the Golden Horn, and that his music united two continents as much as the Galata Bridge united two parts of Istanbul. For Bülent's music was deeply Turkish but assimilated the folk flavours of the day, British or American, but the most gentle and perfumed ones. Want names? Donovan and Nick Drake, mainly.
 
Bülent's "Benimile Oynar Misin?" has to be heard to be believed, really. Wah Wah's vinyl edition is the first legit edition outside his own country, remastered and with the original artwork. Do yourself a favour. Listen to Bülent. (Ferran Llauradó)
 
De las oscuras profundidades del Mediterráneo oriental, por las misteriosas tierras de la Capadocia, llega Bülent Ortaçgil, uno de los tesores nacionales musicales de Turquia - uno que permanece inédito para los oídos orientales... ¡Hasta ahora!
 
Ortaçgil, o Bülent - como se le conoció artísticamente en sus inicios, durante la amada y nunca olvidada década de los sesenta - se hizo un nombre en la misma escena que Fikret Kizilok, hoy reivindicado desde su inclusión en el recopilatorio de Damon & Naomi "International Sad Hits". Sin embargo la música de Bülent, aún viniendo directamente del corazón, no puede ser descrita como "triste". Se podría decir que su voz es, de hecho, tan dulce como el Cuerno Dorado, y de su música que unió dos continentes igual que el puente de Galata une las dos partes de Estambul, siendo tan profundamente turka y a la vez habiendo asimilado los sabores folkies de la época, tanto británicos como americanos. Si hacen falta nombres de referencia, Donovan y Nick Drake son los primeros que vienen a la mente.
 
"Benimile Oynar Misin?" debe escucharse para creer. La edición de Wah Wah es la primera edición oficial fuera de su propio país, remasterizada y con la portada "gatefold" original. ¡Házte un favor : escucha a Bülent! (Ferran Llauradó)
 
ARTIST : BÜLENT
TITLE : BENIMILE OYNAR MISIN?
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS045
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 35 EUROS



STEVE TILSTON - AN ACOUSTIC CONFUSION
 
WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS LPS046

LIMITED EDITION - 500 COPIES ONLY!

 
The beautiful debut album by Steve Tilston was originally released by The Village Thing in 1971. Housed in a beautiful sleeve it contained ten wonderful songs, mostly played on just acoustic guitar (plus voice, of course), which showed the great talent of a young Tilston that must have been listening to a lot of stuff by Bert Jansch, Nick Drake, Donovan, Wizz Jones or Davy Graham. Occasionally he is also accompained by Dave Evans (guitar & vocals), Keith Warmington (harmonica & vocal), John Turner (string bass) and Pete Finch (violin).
 
The ten songs on the album are original compositions written by Tilston himself, and the Wah Wah LP will feature two extra bonus tracks from 1978, previously unreleased on vinyl format, plus an insert with the lyrics.
 
El precioso álbum de debut de Steve Tilston fue editado originalmente por The Village Thing en 1971. Envuelto en una preciosa portada, contenía 10 canciones maravillosas, principalmente tocadas únicamente a la acústica (más voz, evidentemente), que mostraban ya el gran talento de un joven Tilston que en su momento debió escuchar mucho a Bert Jansch, Nick Drake, Donovan, Wizz Jones o Davy Graham. Ocasionalmente es acompañado por Dave Evans (guitarra y voz), Keith Warmington (harmónica y voz), John Turner (string bass) y Pete Finch (violín).
 
Las diez canciones del LP son composiciones originales de Tilston, y la reedición de Wah Wah ofrece dos bonus tracks de la época que no aparecieron en el LP original.
 
ARTIST : STEVE TILSTON
TITLE : AN ACOUSTIC CONFUSION
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS046
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 20 EUROS



HUNT & TURNER - MAGIC LANDSCAPE
 
WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS LPS047

LIMITED EDITION - 500 COPIES ONLY!

The second of our reissues from The Village Thing catalogue is this wonderful 1972 LP by the talented duo Ian Hunt and John Turner. Hunt & Turner got together in the summer of 1970, after having worked as some of the most in demand session musicians of the West Country's. Turner was an acomplished string bass player, while Hunt was already a big name on the Bristol scene, playing great guitar and writing songs. They moved around Bristol's Troubadour Club, which Turner had run for several years, and as once the duo was arranged they expanded their art around the UK and Europe. With this LP they gathered a small amount of success, reaching #6 in the Melody Maker folk charts.
 
More fabulous folk sounds plenty of crystalline acoustic guitars and delicious vocals, at times reminiscing of CSN&Y and relatives. Hunt & Turner, who -besides their fab vocal duties- already play acoustic & electric guitars, electric and string bass and bongos, are ocasionally augmented by John Merritt on bass guitar and Rod Matthews on percussion.
 
Comes an insert with the lyrics.
 
La segunda de nuestras reediciones del sello The Village Thing es este maravilloso LP de 1972 obra del dúo Hunt & Turner, reunido a finales del verano de 1970, tras haber trabajado ambos componentes por su cuenta como músicos de sesion en el West Country. Turner era contrabajista, y Hunt se había hecho ya un nombre en la escena de Bristol como guitarrista y autor de canciones. Se movían por el Troubadour Club de Bristol, y una vez reunidos como dúo expandieron su campo de actuación por todo del Reino Unido e incluso por Europa. Con este LP alcanzaron un cierto éxito, llegando al número 6 de las listas de folk de la revista Melody Maker.
 
Más fabulosos sonidos folk llenos de guitarras acústicas de cristalino sonido y deliciosas harmonías vocales, a ratos reminiscentes de CSN&Y y parientes. La formación de Hunt & Turner, quienes a parte de sus espléndidas partes vocales también tocan guitarras acústicas y eléctricas, bajo y contrabajo y bongos, es ocasionalmente aumentada por John Merritt al bajo y Rod Matthews a la percusión.
 
 
ARTIST : HUNT & TURNER
TITLE : MAGIC LANDSCAPE
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS047
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 20 EUROS


THE SUN ALSO RISES
 
WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS LPS048

LIMITED EDITION - 500 COPIES ONLY!
 
Another acid folk delicatessen from The Village Thing catalogue, The Sun Also Rises was recorded by Graham Hemingway (vocals, guitar) and Anne Hemingway (vocals, dulcimer, glockenspiel, vibes, percussion). They were occasionally joined by John Turner (string bass, finger-picked & with a bow) and Andy Legget (whistle on one of the songs). It features an amazing tapestry of acid folk sounds with great male/female vocal harmonies. On the sources of this record you will hear echoes of The Incredible String Band, Comus, C.O.B or Tir Na Nog, but of course delivered with the own personality of this Cardiff duo, very hippie sounding with a very trippy athmosphere. It is really a delicatessen for your ears!
 
The album was originally released in 1970, and our reissue will include one bonus track not on the original release, taken from a 1972 Village Thing sampler. Comes in beautifully reproduced artwork in nice matt finish. Not only a top listener, but also a beautiful addition to your acid folk collection. Remember it's just 500 copies, it will run away fast! Comes an insert with the lyrics.
 
Otra delícia acid folk del sello The Village Thing : The Sun Also Rises. Grabado por Graham Hemingway (voz, guitarra) y Anne Hemingway (voz, dulcimer, glockenspiel. vibráfono y percusión), con la colaboración ocasional de John Turner (contrabajo y contrabajo tocado con arco) y Andy Legget. Acid folk con juego de voces masculina / femenina y con ecos de la Incredible String Band, Comus, C.O.B. o Tir Na Nog, pero evidentemente con la personalidad propia de este dúo de Cardiff, un aire muy hippie y una atmósfera muy "trippy".
 
El álbum se editó en 1970, y nuestra reedición incluirá un bonus track no aparecido en la edición original, extraído de un recopilatorio de The Village Thing editado en 1972. Preciosa reproducción del arte original en un elegante acabado mate, que añade al placer de la escucha el valor de ser una hermosa pieza para añadir a tu colección de acid folk. ¡Recuerda que habrá únicamente 500 copias, volarán rápido!
 
 
ARTIST : THE SUN ALSO RISES
TITLE : S/T
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS048
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 20 EUROS


STAFF CARPENBORG & THE ELECTRIC CORONA - FANTASTIC PARTY!
 
WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS WLP007

LIMITED EDITION - 500 COPIES ONLY!
 

AVAILABLE : MARCH 2008
 
Probably one of the weirdest discoveries in the field of collectable german albums in recent years, Staff Carpenborg’s sole output was first brought to the spotlight by the compilers of the celebrated "Kraut! Demons! Kraut!" cd-series in the mid-90’s. Since then rumours and interest about the album have risen exponentially since this is weird record (and we mean WEIRD) is one of the earliest known examples of kraut-rock. How such a demented collection of tunes found their way on the budget Maritim label is up to everyone’s guess, specially if one takes into account the label typical output of schlager, mariachi songs, children tales and similar all-ages budget shmaltz. This may be also the reason why "Fantastic Party" went under the radar for so many diggers and record collectors as little they expect such crazyness would hide in the grooves on this otherwise crappy-looking album.
No one knows who was behind this weird studio project except a certain Paul Bucher credited on the record as the composer of all tracks. Anyway what this anonymous bunch of musicians left behind was a puzzling set of psychedelic jams choked with an overdose of effects which can be easily labelled as proto-kraut. Like the bastard son of Can (or better, The Inner Space) scoring a weird sexadelic euro flick, this is the missing link connecting a whole string of renegade, leftfield german music, from The Vampires of Dartmoore to Amon Duul, that is, from psych-explotation experiments to bona fide kraut-rock.

So open your ears to the sounds of the strangest and most fantastic party you’re ever to attend with our reissue of this obscure artifact brought back to life for your aural delight. Available in a limited issue of 500 copies bearing the usual Wah Wah trademark of quality. Cover art reproduces original artwork from the 1970’s Maritim lp. Remastered sound by Dennis Blackham @ Skye Mastering.

Probablemente uno de los más insólitos descubrimientos en el campo del coleccionismo de LPs alemanes de años recientes, el único álbum de Staff Carpenborg fue reivindicado por las series de CDs recopilatorios "Kraut! Demons! Kraut!" a mediados de los 90. Desde entonces, los rumores acerca del LP y el interés por el mismo no han dejado de crecer, pues este insólito (realmente: INSÓLITO) fue uno de los más tempranos exponentes de lo que se conocería por kraut-rock. Cómo tal alocada collección de canciones llegó al catálogo del sello Maritim queda a la imaginación de cada cual, teniendo en cuenta el típico repertorio de canción ligera, mariachis, cuentos infantiles, etc. en cuya edición estaba especializado el sello. Puede que por esta razón "Fantastic Party" escapara al radar de tantos y tantos buscadores de rarezas y colleccionistas, evidentemente no esperaban de Maritim un disco de sonido tan bizarro como el que hoy es objeto de flamante reedición.
 
Se desconoce quien estaba detrás de este insólito proyecto de estudio, únicamente tenemos el nombre de un tal Paul Bucher como autor de las canciones. En cualquier caso, este puñado de músicos anónimos nos ha legado este puzzle crreado a base de jams psicodélicas salteadas con una sobredósis de efectos que pueden fácilmente etiquetarse de "proto-kraut". Un hijo bastardo de Can (o mejor aún, de The Inner Space) grabando sonido sexadélicos que se alza como el eslabón perdido en la evolución hacia la ristra de bizarros músicos alemanes que van de los Vampires of Dartmoore hasta Amon Düül... O sea, desde experimentos de exploito´-psych, hasta monstruos del kraut rock.
 
¡Así pues, abre tus orejas a ñps sonidos de la más extraña fiesta fantástica a la que jamás hayas asistido con nuestra reedición de este oscuro artefacto sónico rescatado del olvido para tu placer auditivo! Disponible en una edición limitada de 500 copias con sonido remasterizado por Denis Blackham @ Skye Mastering y reproducción de la portada original.
 
ARTIST : STAFF CARPENBORG AND THE ELECTRIC CORONA
TITLE : FANTASTIC PARTY
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : WLP007
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 25 EUROS




LPS036 - BRÖSELMASCHINE (Limited )

Debut album of this band led by skilled master-guitarist Peter Busch, which went to record this magical piece of psychedelic folk for the Pilz label in 1971. Guitars, flute, mellotron, congas, tabla, sitar & the magical voice of Jenni Schücker make the ingredients for a very special record, recorded & mixed by Dieter Dierks in his unique fashion. Full of eastern promise, this is regarded by many as the best german folk-rock album ever !!! "The ideal companion to Emtidi’s Saat and Hoelderlin’s Traum" (S. & A. Freeman, The Crack In The Cosmic Egg).

El debut de esta banda liderada por el talentoso maestro de la guitarra Peter Busch, quien les lideró en la grabación de esta mágica joya de folk psicodélico editada en el sello Pilz en 1971. Guitarras, flauta, mellotron, congas, tabla, sitar y la voz de Jenni Schücker son los ingredientes de un disco my especial, grabado y mezclado por Dieter Derks. Lleno de promesas orientales, este disco es recordado como el mejor álbum de folk-rock alemán de todos los tiempos. "El compañero ideal del 'Saat' de Emtidi y de Hölderlin's Traum" (S. & A. Freeman, The Crack In The Cosmic Egg).

RETAIL PRICE 25 EUROS


LPS037 - EMTIDI "SAAT" (Limited )

The follow up to their 1970’s debut on Thorofon (also available on Wah Wah) is a cosmic folk opus of epic proportions. Dorothy and Mike team up with the great Dieter Dierks to produce one of the most beautiful cosmic treks of all times where fragile femme vocals collide with a rich background of multi-tracked guitars, phased keys and trippy electronics. Again a recording touched all-over by Dierks magic, who wraps the whole set in a glowing otherwordly atmosphere. Kosmische classic !!!

El segundo LP de la banda tras su debut en Thorofon (también disponible en Wah Wah) es una obra de folk cósmico de dimensiones épicas. Dorothy y Mike se ven reforzados por el productor Dieter Dierks y se sacan de la manga uno de los más bellos viajes cósmicos de todos los tiempos en el que la frágil voz femenina es respaldada por una rica amalgama de guitarras, teclados pasados por phasers y demás trucos electrónicos. De nuevo se palpa la magia de Dierks, cuya producción dota al disco de una atmósfera que verdareramente no parece de este mundo. ¡Un clásico cósmico!

( PLEASE NOTE EMTIDI'S RARE FIRST LP IS ALSO REISSUED IN VINYL FORMAT ON WAH WAH (LPS034), AVAILABLE LATE JULY 2007 !!!! )

RETAIL PRICE : 20 EUROS

LPS038 - HÖLDERLIN'S TRAUM (Limited )

Debut album of this legendary german folk outfit centered around the family core of brothers Christian and Jochen Grumbcow and including Christian’s wife, Nanny, as the band’s lead singer. Another sample of Dieter Dierks talent for turning otherwise average folk albums into something else, their album for Pilz was a refined and complex work which included such remarkable guests as Bröselmaschine’s Peter Busch on sitar or Walter Westrupp on flute. A german progressive folk master opus which took hints from medieval and classical musics and reworked them into something very special and unique. A really nice album which should please all lovers of folk and progressive musics !!!

Primer álbum del legendario grupo folk formado alrededor de los hermanos Christian y Jochen Grumbchow, incluyendo a la esposa del primero Nanny en el papel de cantante principal. Otra muestra del talento de Dieter Dierks y su capacidad de convertir discos de folk en clásicos atemporales. Colaboraciones notorias de Peter Brusch de Bröselmaschine al sitar y de Walter Westrupp a la flauta. Otra obra maestra del folk alemán que tomó influencias de música medieval y clásica y las convirtió en algo absolutamente especial y único. Este fabuloso LP gustará a amantes del folk y a amantes de la música progresiva por igual.

RETAIL PRICE : 20 EUROS

LPS039 - FLOH DE COLOGNE "FLIESBANDBABYS BEAT SHOW" (Limited 500 copies)

Actually the first release ever on the revolutionary and innovative Ohr label, "Fliesbandbabys Beat Show" saw Floh De Cologne’s delivering a hard slap on the face of Western Germany’s capitalist society. Well-known for their humorous and satyrical approach (which gained them comparisons with other freak troupes like The Fugs or The Mothers Of Invention ) they deliver a freaky connoction of agit-prop satira and madness with relentless no-barriers free jamming. Political agitation meets free-rock !!! Housed in a nice gatefold cover, carefully reproducing the original groundbreaking cover design by Reinhard Hippen (responsible for all of Ohr’s classic first five releases). Kraut madness !!

La primera referencia del revolucionario e innovador sello Ohr, 'Fliesbandbabys Beat Show' muestra a Floh De Cologne dando una bofetada en plena cara de la sociedad capitalista de la Alemania occidental. Conocidos por su sentido del humor y su facilidad para la sátira (que les llevó a ser comparados a otras troupes de freaks como The Fugs o The Mothers Of Invention) nos ofrecen un cocktail friki de locura, agitación y sátira en una jam sin freno ni barreras. La agitación política colisiona con el free-rock. Preciosa portada doble reproduciendo con esmero el original y rompedor diseño original de Reinhard Hippen (responsable del artwork de las primeras cinco referencias de Ohr). ¡Locura kraut!

RETAIL PRICE : 20 EUROS

LPS040 - SERGIUS GOLOWIN "LORD KRISHNA VON GOLOKA" (Limited 500 copies)

Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser’s first attempt to cast a "kosmische" super-group using the rooster of his Ohr and Kosmische Kuriere labels as the backing band for swiss painter (he did the original cover for the Ash Ra Tempel / Timothy Leary Seven-Up album) and gypsy mystic Sergius Golowin, this record can be considered actually as the starter of the Cosmic Jokers saga as it got together for the first time Wallenstein, Witthüsser & Westrupp, Klaus Schulze and the enigmatic Jörg Mierke into some sort cosmic allstar-band. An enchanting album where musicians back Golowin’s spoken-word ramblings with an inspired flow of sound which keeps on rising and falling, sometimes folky, sometimes electronic, always delicate and mystic. A truly work of genius !!!

El primer intento de Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser de formar un super grupo "kosmische" usando a músicos de los discos de sus sellos Ohr y Kosmische Kuriere como banda de acompañamiento del pintor suizo y gitano místico Sergius Golowin (responsable por ejemplo de la portada del LP de Ash Ra Tempel / Timothy Leary 'Severn-Up'). Este disco se puede considerar de hecho el punto de partida de la saga de Cosmic Jokers, ya que reunió por primera vez a Wallenstein, Witthüsser y Westrupp, Klaus Schulze y al enigmático Jörg Mierke. Un LP encantador en el que los músicos acompañan las lucubraciones "spoken word" de Golowin con una inspirada fluidez sónica a ratos folkie, a ratos electrónica, siempre delicada y mística. Obra de genios, sin duda.

RETAIL PRICE : DELETED!


LPS041 - GURU GURU "UFO" (Limited 500 copies)

Killer debut by one of the craziest bands ever: Guru Guru. Mani Neumeier (drums), Uli Trepte (bass) and Ax Genrich (guitar) get together for what some still consider as the ultimate trip on record. Insane psychedelic action, from stoned to acid, reflecting the trio’s live impromptu freeform jams, albeit in a shorther format. A white-hot sound best witnessed in tracks like "Der LSD-March" or UFO, originally released by Ohr in 1970 and now re-released on Wah Wah in his glorious gatefold cover. For fans of early Can, Kraftwerk, Faust…

Arrollador debut de una de las más locas bandas de todos los tiempos. Mani Neumeier (batería), Uli Trepte (bajo) y Ax Genrich (guitarra) se unen en lo que muchos consideran el viaje vinílico definitivo. Loca acción psicodélica que refleja las libres jams "live" del trio, aunque en formato más corto. Originalmente editado por Ohr en 1970 y ahora reeditado por Wah Wah en su fantástica portada doble. Para fans de los primeros Can, Kraftwerk, Faust...

RETAIL PRICE : 25 EUROS


LPS042 - PETER BURSCH UND DIE BRÖSELMASCHINE

Second chapter on the Bröselmaschine saga after a four-year hyatus.. The band's second incarnation came to life in 1975, when Peter Bursch reformed the group together with old member Willi Kissmer and new recruit Klaus Dapper (flute, sax, tuba). Helped by such honorable guests as Mani Neumeier and Roland Schaeffer (from Guru Guru) or Jan Fride from Kraan their 1976 album was a solid session of progressive folk, very different than it's predecessor but also with an atypically hypnotic and haunting quality. Long jams, ranging from the relaxed to the energetic, extended instrumental parts, nice flute and sax touches, sparse vocals. A totally underrated gem waiting to be rediscovered. Top progressive kraut-folk sounds!!!
 
 
Segundo capítulo de la saga de Bröselmaschine, editado tras un descanso discográfico de 4 años. La segunda encarnación de la banda nació en 1975, cuando Peter Bursch reformó el grupo contando con la ayuda de otro de sus componentes originales, Willi Kissmer, y reclutando a Klaus Dapper (flauta, saxo, tuba). Ayudados por colaboradores invitados de la talla de Mani Neumeier y Roland Schaffer (miembros de Guru Guru) o Jan Fride (de Kraan) su LP de 1976 es una sólida sesión de folk progresivo, distinto de su primer LP, pero igualmente dotado de una calidad hipnótica y cautivadora. Largas improvisaciones instrumentales que conducen al oyente por caminos que se mueven entre la tranquilidad más relajante y la energía más movida, ricas en sonidos de flauta y toques de saxo, y con partes vocales. Una joya completamente desconocida que espera ser redescubierta. ¡Kraut-folk progresivo de la mayor calidad!

RETAIL PRICE : 20 EUROS

LPS043 - FRANZ DE BYL - UND (Limited 500 copies)
 

Time to unearth another kraut obscurity, sought-after by collectors worlwide since his inclusion on the legendary NWW-list. Franz De Byl's second album, released by Thorofon in 1971, was actually his debut as a solo performer, an eccentric collection of freaky acoustic folk songs with bluesy elements and an extra satirical, political twist (not unlike Floh De Cologne). Weird sounds and compulsive chanting from this master of the acoustic guitar, one of the most curious characters to emerge ever from the Berlin underground!!!
 
Wah Wah saca a la luz otra oscura rareza, buscada por coleccionistas de todo el mundo desde su inclusión en la legendaria lista NWW. El segundo LP de Franz De Byl, editado por Thorofon en 1971, fue en realidad su debut como artista en solitario. Se trata de una excéntrica colección de acústicas canciones folk con elementos del blues y un toque satirico de crítica política (en la onda de Floh de Cologne), cantado compulsivamente por este maestro de la guitarra acústica, uno de los personajes más curiosos del underground berlinés de todos los tiempos.

RETAIL PRICE : 15 EUROS
  
AVAILABLE LATE JUNE 2007 / DISPONIBLE A FINALES DE JUNIO DE 2007 :

The Ghost LP is one of the most fabulous UK psych/prog albums. This Birmingham band featured guitarist Paul Eastment, previously in The Velvett Fogg.


The album, originally released back in 1970 on the Gemini label in the UK and in 1971 on Exit/Ekipo records in Spain, is one step ahead psychedelia entering the realm of prog music, yet retaining an atmospheric mind expanding feel through it all. Loads of Hammond organ swirls, pyrotechnical guitar licks, beautiful accoustic guitar parts, and avobe it all killer vocal arrangements, with the special attraction of Shirley Kent's beautiful tone (Shirley would later move on to record the "Fresh Out" LP as Virginia Tree).


Top quality remastered sound, front laminated colour picture sleeve, one bonus track from a non-LP single B-side add to the superb sounds to make this an impressing addition to your psych prog collection! Limited to 500 copies, get it now before it's too late!

ARTIST : THE GHOST
TITLE : WHEN YOU'RE DEAD - ONE SECOND
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS033
FORMAT : LP



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LPS033 - THE GHOST : WHEN YOU'RE DEAD - ONE SECOND

El LP de The Ghost es uno de los más fabulosos discos de la escena psych / prog inglesa. Originaria de Birmingham, contaba en sus filas con Paul Eastment, guitarrista de The Velvett Fogg.

Originalmente editado en 1970 por el sello Gemini en el Reino Unido y por Exit/Ekipo en 1971 en España, este álbum representa un paso adelante más allá de la psicodelia para adentrarse en el terreno del rock progresivo, aunque manteniendo todavía una atmosfera expansiva a lo largo de los surcos. Torbellinos de órgano Hammond, pirótecnicos riffs de guitarra, deliciosas partes de guitarra acústica y, por encima de todo ello, fenomenales arreglos vocales, con la especial atracción del delicioso tono de Shirley Kent (Shirley grabaría después el LP "Fresh Out" bajo el pseudónimo de Virginia Tree).


Sonido masterizado, portada a todo color y laminada, un bonus-track extraído de la cara B de un sencillo no incluído en la edición original se unen a los fabulosos sonidos del LP para hacer de esta edición una pieza imprescindible para tu colección. Edición limitada de únicamente 500 copias, ¡consíguelo ahora antes de que se agote!

ARTISTA : THE GHOST
TÍTULO : WHEN YOU'RE DEAD - ONE SECOND
SELLO : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
REFERENCIA : LPS033
FORMATO : LP
RETAIL PRICE : DELETED!!!!!!!!!!


 
AVAILABLE LATE JUNE 2007 / DISPONIBLE A FINALES DE JUNIO DE 2007 :

EMTIDI - EMTIDI

WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS LPS034 LP



EMTIDI are best remembered nowadays for their classic album "Saat," but prior to that release the duo formed by Maik Hirschfeldt and Dolly Holmes had already released a marvellous LP. This superb debut album is filled with charming folk oriented material. 6, 7 and 12 string accoustic guitars and beautiful flute arrangements surround the lovely female/male duet voices of Hirschfeldt and his Canadian partenaire Holmes, making this album a pleasure for the listener, a nice piece for the collector and a source of good taste influences for the young musicians into today's new folk scene. Yes : this LP will give satisfaction not only to kraut-rock collectors, but also to all those into old folk gods like Pentangle, Vasthi Bunyan, Bridget St. John, Book Of Am... Plus to all those into the Devendra Banhart, Espers, Circulus... sounds!

Sung in English, it was recorded in July 1970 and originally released on the Thorofon label, who issued a very short run, thus making it one of those rarity items so valued by record collectors, with the addition that for this time the music lives up to the expectations of its market price value!

"Emtidi were the forerunners of what could be named krautfolk; that is: the effort to create a true german folk movement, with a cosmic, avant-garde aim. Dolly and Maik formed a mysterious, unusual duet, with English lyrics that were either plenty of hippie mysticism at times as they were of parody at others. Although "Saat" is their most known record, "Emtidi" already showed the group's personality keys: orirism, hallucinated vocals and an extraordinary sense of humour."   (Ferran Llauradó, Rockdelux)

Here at Wah Wah we thought it was time to give this gem a proper edition as it deserves, with top quality pressing from the original master tapes and housed in its original gatefold sleeve. A nice chance to get this one for far less the amount an original copy changes hands for !!!

Strictly limited edition. 1000 copies. Get it now or cry later!

ARTIST : EMTIDI
TITLE : S/T
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS034
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL  PRICE : 18 EUROS


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A EMTIDI se les recuerda principalmente por su clásico "Saat", pero anteriormente el dúo formado por Maik Hirschfelt y Dolly Holmes había editado este maravilloso LP. Este soberbio debut viene cargado de encantadores sonidos folk. Guitarras acústicas de 6, 7 y 12 cuerdas y preciosos arreglos de flauta arropan las voces masculina y femenina del dúo formado por Hirschfeldt y su socia, canadiense de origen, Holmes, y hacen de este álbum un placer para el oyente, una interesante pieza para el coleccionista y una fuente de inspiración para los jóvenes músicos de la escena neo-folk actual. Sí, a parte de los seguidores de la escena kraut-rock, este disco hara las delicias de los amantes de los discos de Pentangle, Vashti Bunyan, Bridget St. John, Book Of Am... Y también de los aficionados a sonidos de la escena neo-folk actual, Devendra Banhart, Espers, Circulus, etc.

Cantado en inglés, las canciones fueron grabadas en julio de 1970 y se editaron en el sello Thorofon, que realizó un pequeño prensaje del álbum, convirtiéndose así en una de esas rarezas tan buscadas por los coleccionistas de discos, con el añadido de que en este caso la música responde a las expectativas que levanta el alto precio de un original en el mercado de colección.

"Emtidi fueron el máximo exponente de lo que podríamos denominar krautfolk, es decir, el intento de crear un movimiento folk auténticamente alemán con vocación cósmica y vanguardista. Además, Dolly y Maik formaron un dúo especialmente misterioso e inusual, con unas letras en inglés que tanto se dejaban llevar por el misticismo hippie como lo parodiaban. Aunque "Saat" sea su disco más conocido, en "Emtidi" ya aparecen todas las claves del grupo: onirismo, voces alucinadas, y un sentido del humor fuera de lo común."   (Ferran Llauradó, Rockdelux)

En Wah Wah creemos que ha llegado la hora de darle a esta joya el tratamiento que merece, con prensaje de calidad a partir de los másters originales y portada abierta respetando al máximo la edición original. Una buena oportunidad para conseguir este disco por menos de los tropecientos euros que se piden por una copia original !!!

Edición estrictamente limitada a 1000 copias .
 



AVAILABLE LATE JUNE 2007 / DISPONIBLE A FINALES DE JUNIO DE 2007 :

MI GENERACIÓN - S/T

WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS LPS035 2LP + BONUS P/S 45


1971 "MI GENERACIÓN" LP

WOW !!!!! Gorgeous first ever reissue of this rare Spanish band's LP from 1971. Great West Coast influenced guitar sounds, progressive Hammond grooves, nice soft pop vocal harmonies (reminiscent of CSN&Y), and cool folk inspired acoustic guitars melt on the sources of the ultra rare LP of the band originally released on the Palobal label from Barcelona.

This LP and two 45s, including the mega rare non LP single "Toma tu parte de felicidad"/"Triste y solo" whose B-side, a killer version of Garden Odyssey Enterprise's "Sad and Lonely", makes original copies raise up to the 500 / 600 euros tag among mod/garage/freakbeat DJs and collectors, were their only releases under the Mi Generación name (although the band is also known for his studio work on the cover albums "Sonido Eléctrico" and "Sonido acústico," issued by the Joint label.)


PLUS BONUS PICTURE SLEEVE 45!

The Mi Generación LP is a killer gem that will please anyone into the cool sounds of the late sixties and early seventies. But for those who want more, they'll get it : for the first time in many years, here's a chance to get the mega rare "Triste y solo" picture sleeve 45 for far less than the 500 euros you will have to pay on the collector's market. Get that top version of "Sad & Lonely" you've danced at parties, which by the way surpasses the original in your vinyl collection!

AND A BONUS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED 2ND LP !!!

Ain't that enough for you? No problem! In addition to all that, we are ready to include a whole unissued second LP that band recorded in 1972 but was never released at the time. More CS&N inspired vocal harmonies, acoustic guitars & beautiful songs by this great underrated band.

A deluxe package! Two vinyl LPs housed in a colourfoul sleeve, plus the mega rare 45 perfectly reproduced with it's original colour picture sleeve and all.

Of course sound will be carefully mastered to have the highest audition quality available!

STRICTLY LIMITED EDITION. 500 COPIES AND IT'LL BE GONE!!!!

ARTIST : MI GENERACIÓN
TITLE : S/T
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS035
FORMAT : 2LP + BONUS P/S 45



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MI GENERACIÓN - S/T
WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS LPS035 2LP + BONUS P/S 45


¡¡¡¡UAU!!!!! Por primera vez reeditado el LP de esta banda española de 1971. Guitarras con ecos de la Cosat Oeste americana, sonidos de Hammond progresivo, bonitas harmonías vocales onda soft pop / CSN&Y, y buenas guitarras acústicas en la más pura tradición folk se funden en los surcos de este raro LP editado en el sello Palobal.

Este LP y dos singles, entre ellos el super raro single "Toma tu parte de felicidad"/"Triste y solo", cuya cara B lo ha convertido en una pieza de 500/600 euros entre DJs de fiestas mod/garaje/freakbeat y coleccionistas, fueron los únicos discos editados en su dia bajo el nombre de Mi Generación (aunque la banda es también conocida por su trabajo como grupo de estudio en los LPs de covers "Sonido Eléctrico" y "Sonido acústico" del sello Joint.)

Una joya que gustará a quien esté interesado en los sonidos más interesantes de la música de finales de los sesenta y principios de los setenta. Y a quienes quieran más, se lo daremos : por primera vez en muchos años, aquí está la ocasión de hacerse con una copia de "Triste y solo" en formato 7" con su correspondiente portada sin necesidad de pagar los 500 euros que alcanza un original en eBay! Consigue esa fabulosa version de "Sad & Lonely" que has bailado en las fiestas, y que, por cierto, es bastante mejor que la original de Garden Odyssey Enterprise.

Aún no tienes suficiente? No hay problema. Además de todo eso estamos listos para incluir en el lote un segundo LP, grabado por la banda en 1972 pero nunca editado en su momento. Más harmonías a lo CSN&Y, guitarras acústicas y bonitas canciones de esta gran banda por reivindicar.

Una edición de lujo. Dos LPs de vinilo en portada a todo color, más la reproducción del rarísimo single incluyendo su portadita a color y todo.

Naruralmente, el sonido será cuidadosamente remasterizado para obtener la mayor calidad de audición posible!

EDICIÓN ESTRICTAMENTE LIMITADA DE 500 COPIAS. 500 COPIAS Y SE ACABÓ : NO TE DUERMAS!!!!

ARTISTA : MI GENERACIÓN
TÍTULO : S/T
SELLO : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
REFERENCIA : LPS035
FORMATO : 2LP + BONUS P/S SINGLE

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HEINZ VON MOISY - IRISATION LAS PLANTAS

WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS WBSLP013



Great but still rather unknown german spiritual jazz including the massive "Nil", originally compiled by Rainer Trüby on the second volume of the Glücklich series (along Sail Joia and Niagara).

It’s about time to exhumate this gem from the 70’s german jazz underground for your listening pleasure !.

Drummer Heinz Von Moisy leads Irisation, an incredible quintet formed Carlo Domeniconi (acoustic guitar), Manfred Burzlaff (vibraphon), Dieter Gützkow (bass), Ulrich Moritz (percussion) and Von Moissy himself performing six self-penned original numbers (either by Domeniconi or Burlaff) that cross a wide selection of moods and atmospheres; from the free and fragile delicacy of Nil, which builds from silence to reach the most inspired climax, to the sunny guitar licks of "Samba Do Contrabandista" via the cinematic "La Carretera" or the irresistibly hypnotic "Mirage", let’s not forget the eastern-flavoured track-title "Las plantas". Full of exotic, almost oriental touches and breezy brazilian vibes, this is an album to discover and treasure !!

Originally released by the tiny Thorofon label in 1977, now Wah Wah brings it back from oblivion in a limited issue strictly limited to 500 copies housed in a nice cover reproducing the original artwork by member Ulli Moritz . Better grab one now !!

Strictly limited edition. 500 copies. Get it now or cry later!

Available in September from Wah Wah Records Supersonic Sounds!!!

ARTIST : HEINZ VON MOISY
TITLE : LAS PLANTAS / IRISATION
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : WBSLP013
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE : 15 EUROS
 
LPS024 MÀQUINA! EN DIRECTO
THE CLASSIC LIVE DOUBLE ALBUM BY CATALAN PSYCH PROG OUTFIT MÀQUINA. BY THE TIME THIS RECORD WAS MADE, THE BAND HAD ADDED NEW INFLUENCES TO THEIR SOUND, THROUGH THE SUCCESS RECORDS BY BLOOD SWEET AND TEARS, CHICAGO AND THE LIKES THEY ENTERED THE JAZZ ROCK TERRITORIES, AUGMENTING THEIR LINE UP WITH BRASS PLAYERS THAT ADDED A FUNKY FEEL TO THE SOUND.

RETAIL PRICE 26 EUROS ---- IN STOCK NOW!!!

LPS032 ATILA "INTENCIÓN" LP

IN STOCK NOW !!!! - RETAIL PRICE 18 EUROS


Hey, here's some great news : we have reached an agreement for the reissue in vinyl format of the glorious second LP by this killer Spanish hard prog psychedelic band !!!


INTENCIÓN, the sensational second LP recorded by Atila, has never fetched the high amounts their debut album THE BEGINNING OF THE END (Wah Wah LPS022) does exchange hands for in the collectors' market, but it is still a mega rare LP hardly seen below the 400 euros tag, and is considered by many to be better than their previous output. At the time of recording this album, the band was already considered one of the top stage acts from Spain, which led to their signing for the BASF label, where they were allowed to a better production which not only resulted in a better sound but also in a much more visually attractive full colour gatefold sleeve, which the Wah Wah reissue will reproduce to perfection. Originally issued in 1976, INTENCIÓN is the perfect follow-up to THE BEGINNING OF THE END, with the band offering further pieces led by the strong guitar licks by Eduardo Niebla, Benet Nogué's organ & Moog, and Joan Punyet's drums melting in top progressive freakouts, plus the addition of wordless vocal parts, adding a symphonic edge to the general sound. Side A offers three killer tracks in that vein, while B side is a new recording of the bands' signature theme EL PRINCIPIO DEL FIN, with updated overtones, Moog passages and a much better recorded sound than the one appearing on their debut LP.

The Wah Wah release will be housed in a full colour gatefold sleeve reproduction of the original issue and with magically remastered sound from the original master tapes, as usual improved by sound wizard Denis Blackham @ SkyMastering, and then, of course, pressed in quality vinyl. That's Wah Wah's philosophy : making reissues that are even better than the original issues!!!!!!

RELEASE DUE : JULY 2006


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¡Futura novedad en Wah Wah! Hemos llegado a un acuerdo para la reedición en vinilo del segundo LP de los sensacionales Atila, la legendaria banda de música progresiva de Girona.

INTENCIÓN, el fantástico segundo LP grabado por Atila nunca ha alcanzado las sumas que se pagan por su predecesor EL PRINCIPIO DEL FIN, pero raramente se ve por debajo de los 400 euros y para muchos es mejor que su primer LP. A la hora de realizar esta grabación el grupo dispuso de mejores medios, tanto a nivel de producción de sonido como a la hora de enfundar el disco en una preciosa portada doble a todo color que la reedición de Wah Wah reproducirá a la perfección. Originalmente editado en 1976 en el sello BASF, INTENCIÓN ofrece más desarollos progresivos conducidos por la fabulosa guitarra de Eduardo Niebla, el órgano y Moog de Benet Nogué y la batería de Joan Punyet, con algunos pasajes a los que añaden coros vocales, y dándole a la mezcla un toque sinfónico. La cara A presenta tres nuevas composiciones de la banda, mientras en la B una nueva versión del tema estrella del grupo, EL PRINCIPIO DEL FIN, hace las delicias de propios y extraños con un sonido mejorado respecto a la versión de su álbum de debut.

La edición de Wah Wah reproduce la portada "gatefold" a todo color del original, ofrece sonido remasterizado  por el mago del sonido Denis Blackham @ SkyeMastering, a partir de las cintas máster originales y, naturalmente, un prensaje en vinilo de calidad. Esa es la filosofía de Wah Wah : ofrecer ediciones que son incluso mejores que las originales!!!!!

EDICIÓN PREVISTA PARA JULIO DE 2006

WCD006  THE STORM'S/T'

CD ISSUE FEATURNING A VIDEO TRACK WITH VINTAGE VIDEO FOOTAGE OF THE STORM PERFOMING LIVE SOME OF THE SONGS OF THE ALBUM!!! TO BE VIEWED ON PC & MAC COMPUTERS.

IN STOCK NOW !!!
 

The Storm hailed from Sevilla and were acclaimed by audiences and press reviewers as one of the best rock bands from Spain. The combo was formed by the Ruiz Geniz brothers (Angel and Diego, on guitar and drums respectively) plus Luis Genil (organ) and José Torres (bass).


Their debut album, originally released on Basf in 1974, is one of the Crown jewells of Spanish hard rock, and changes hands for a small fortune among collectors all over the world, especially since its inclusion in Hans Pokora's 'Record Dreams' books.

This LP really rocks. It's high energy hard rock that follows the line marked by the big organ outfits of the era: Deep Purple, Atomic Rooster, Bram Stoker, Megatón, a.o. It has also a deep classic prog sound root, which reaches the top on 'Un Señor Llamado Fernández De Córdoba'.

We are talking of one of the seminal Spanish hard rock LPs.

RETAIL PRICE : 15 EUROS

LPS029 ORA (2LP)

LIMITED EDITION. 1000 NUMBERED COPIES.

Wah Wah Records is proud to announce the reissue of the recorded works by this amazing folk-with-popsike-jazz-and-even-bossa UK band! Originally released on the Tangerine label, the Ora LP was also issued in the German Metronome label as "Knick Knacks", but gets its first vinyl reissue since it first came out on this 2LP set. Record 1 will feature the original Ora LP as it was first issued back in 1969, while record 2 is made up of previously unreleased in vinyl format top quality material by the band and will include tracks never issued before in any format that original band member James Rubinstein had in his personal archive. 25 must-have songs for anyone interested in UK folk/pop/psych ! !


It is an album of incredible beauty, recorded by some talented young artists, Here is an extract from the original 1969 press release:

Jamie Rubinstein, 18, leader, lead vocalist and guitarist with the group called ORA, wrote all the songs on their new LP. He arranged most of them. While making the album Jamie was studing for his GCE A Levels. This is the group's first release, a single is being planned.

Jamie and Robin Sylvester, 18, who plays bass guitar, piano, organ, and is co-arranger, are the main-stays of the four-piece group. The others, lead guitarist Jon Weiss and drummer Julian Diggle, are "floating" members. Jamie, Robin, and Julian had met at UCS (University College School) in Hampstead.

The Wah Wah edition will be housed in a gatefold sleeve that will respect the original artwork concept, graphically adapted to this new issue following the directions of Ora leader James Rubinstein. James himself signs the inner notes so you get an accurate first person told history of the band who would later become the legendary progressive rock group Byzantium.

Disc One (Original 1969 LP)
Side One
1. Seashore
2. About You
3. Deborah
4. Whitch
5. Venetia II
6. You

Side Two
1. Fly
2. Ladyfriend
3. Are You Seeing
4. Emma's Saga
5. The Morning After The Night Before
6. The Seagull & The Sailor

Disc Two (alternate takes and rare tracks, first time ever on vinyl!)
Side One
1. Ooo
2. What Is Happening
3. I Love You
4. Deborah
5. I Am A Stranger To My Life
6. Fly
7. It Was An Easy Legend

Side Two
1. Seashore
2. No More Love
3. Pomme
4. Morning Love
5. This Time I Won't Let You Go
6. Thank God

Magically remastered by Denis Blackham @ Skye Mastering - these songs never sounded so good!

This sensational band performed a most unique mixture of folk, jazz and pop sounds and recorded one of the most beautiful LPs coming from the UK in 1969. The original Tangerine issue was valued with four circles on Hans Pokora's "1001 Record Collector Dreams" book and an R3 "extremely rare" qualification on Vernon Joyston's "The Tapestry Of Delights", which means the Wah Wah 2LP set is definetely a very good chance to get the great recordings of this fab band into your vinyl collection and yet save some money for the university of your children! But you'll have to hurry for your copy since only 900 numbered copies are on sale and we do believe these should sell like hot bread! Otherwise expect To pay 500 sterling for an original UK Mint copy without the pressing defect (some original copies have a pressing defect on one song)

IN STOCK NOW !!!            RETAIL PRICE 29 EUROS

LPS031 NICK GARRIE THE NIGHTMARE OF J.B. STANISLAS (LP)

LIMITED EDITION. 1000 NUMBERED COPIES.


The fabulous singer-songwriter / popsike masterpiece by Nick Garrie-Hamilton is reissued in vinyl format for the first time ever since its very rare France-only release in 1969. A perfect chance to get your hands on a high quality vinyl pressing without having to pay the incredibly big amounts of money an original copy changes hands for nowadays.

A musical delicatessen by this great Russian/Scotish, French raised singer songwriter. This LP first came out in France in 1969, under the production of Eddie Vartan, who managed to embody Nick's perfect songs into an orchestration with several common points to that in other great albums from the era coming from the UK (think of Billy Nichols, Duncan Browne, Bill Fay...). Soon after the record came out, the AZ's label owner commited suicide, the label resting orphan and thus the release being unpromoted & undistributed sank in the dust of time. One of its songs, "Wheel Of Fortune", was rescued back in the Strange Things Are Happening days for its inclusion on a volume of the legendary "Circus Days" compilations. Nick kept on releasing albums, The "Suitcase Man" LP came in Spain in the eighties, and two more records have been issued since then, "The Playing Fields" and "Twelve Old Songs", but interest for his debut LP has grown in recent years among collectors over the globe, an original copy fetching amounts moving between 600 and 1000 euros. We do believe this album is so good that it shouldn't be reserved only to the few who can afford those numbers, so here is a perfect vinyl reissue for the mere mortals like you and me!

The Wah Wah edition, issued under license from Nick Garrie himself, comes with two bonus tracks taken from Nick's rare pre-LP 45, issued in France in 1968. It has been master cut by Yann Dub @ DK Mastering for a high quality sound pressing that will satisfy the most exquisite audiophile, respects the original artwork and comes with a small insert with annotations by Mr. Jon "Mojo" Mills, editor of the famed Shindig! Magazine. It is strictly limited to 1000 numbered copies that we are sure will sell like hot bread. Get yours before it's too late!

"Nick Garrie's a hell of a good songwriter" www.dustygroove.com

"We like Nick Garrie's debut album.....Nick Drake on prozac." www.popjunkie.tv

"One of the rarest pop-psychedelic albums of the late 1960s" www.billboard.com

IN STOCK NOW ! ! ! ! ! !         RETAIL PRICE 15 EUROS




THE BOOK OF AM

AVAILABLE AS BOOK + 2CD.

(sorry - vinyl version is long deteled!)

RETAIL PRICE IS 150 EUROS FOR THE 2LP VERSION (VERY LAST COPIES!!!!)


AND 100 EUROS FOR THE 2CD VERSION.

PLEASE CONTACT FOR ORDERS :


orders@wah-wahsupersonic.com


LPS021
  THE BOOK OF AM


We are proud to announce the reissue of the legendary Book Of Am, a unique combination of recordings and artwork which stands up as an enduring testament of the fertile hippie scene which flourished in the Baleric islands during the seventies.
Known to record collectors and psych/folk/prog music aficionados alike, this multicultural band formed in the island of Mallorca in the mid 70’s recorded a beautiful (and outrageously scarce) album which has gained cult status as years passed by.

The Book Of Am was originally devised as a beatifully illustrated book focused on various world folklore and traditions, coupled with 4 lp’s which would represent a musical

This 4-lp set would correspond to the four phases of day (Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Night)

Only the first of this records (Morning) would eventually see the light of day in a tiny private pressing which changes hands nowadays for obscene amounts of money. So now, alongside the reissue of the original Book Of Am album we’re very proud to present the first-ever release of the previously unissued Part II of the Book Of Am, which leader Juan Arkotxa remastered recently from the original master tapes.

Both albums will come in a lavish gatefold cover which will feature as well a 112-page book reproducing the original engravings by Juan Arkotxa, 64 of which are full color. Never released back in the day due to it’s high production costs, now, the central part of the Book Of Am, can finally see the light of day. A round-the-worldtrip through the folklore, legends, lore and cosmogonies of some of the world’s cultures, from ancient egypt to celtic traditions.

With: Juan Arkotxa (vocals, flute, 12 string guitar), Leslie Mackenzie (tamboura, vocals), Jerry C. Hart (guitar, drums, synthetizer), Carmeta (vocals) & Jean-Paul Vini (synthetizer, vocals).

Stricltly limited edition: 500 pressed, 250 of which are reserved for direct mail sales and 250 will be supplied to retailers via our regular distributors. Digitally remastered from the original master tapes by Denis Blackham @ Isle Of Skye. Cut by Yann Dub @ Reverse. Audiophile quality pressing in regular weight vinyl. Originally projected as a 2LP + Book set, this is the first time ever this great work is released as it was conceived, since the mega rare french release from the mid-70's only included one of the LPs and was missing the great book with the beautiful engravings by Juan Arkotxa.














LPS022  ATILA 'BEGINNING OF THE END' (LP + 7")


Often hailed as one the hard psych masterpieces to come out from Spain in the early 70’s, "The Beginning Of The End" was the vinyl debut of Atila, a trio formed in 1973 by Eduardo Niebla -guitar- Joan Punyet -drums- y Francisco Ortega –keyboards-. Originally released in 1975 by the obscure New Promotions label in a alledged tiny pressing of 100 copies the album has reached "monster" status between die-hard collectors worldwide, sometimes reaching the 1500€ tag.

An incredible progressive tour de force, the album combined the typical classical leanings, fierce guitar leads and dark keys all over in the best european tradition of the era (think italian prog).

Another rarity which finally reaches a wider audience thanks to Wah Wah in a well presented reissue that is completed by two bonus tracks plus a 7" including two more extra tracks all taken from contemporany sessions (actually same month as the album recordings) which show the band delve into Pink Floyd-territory circa More/Ummagumma (think Careful With That Axe, Eugene and you’ll be pretty close).

Retail price 30 euros

WILLIAM S. FISCHER - AKELARRE LPS028 VINYL LP

Satanologysts, wizardologysts, specialists in various types of palingenesis, famed talmudists and other studious of witchery agree to the importance of music in the old akelarres. Having been burnt some of our witches by the roman Inquisition, the others seeked for shelter in their subterranean homes.

A fantastic world was formed then. Basque witches and sorcerers prosecuted by Pierre de Lancre, alied with an old jewish gnome -who claimed to be a cousin of Spinoza- did invoke the underground spirits of black fugitive slaves who escaped from the razzias that our European ancestors, in the name of civilization, took to Africa. (from Sorta’s original liner notes)

Weird and obscure as they come... in 1972 arranger William S. Fischer lands in the basque country and produces some funky reinterprations of popular basque folklore songs and dances, all around the theme of witchery and covens (Akelarre). As crazy and weird as it may sound, this record is virtually unheard of in collector’s circles.

How the musical director for Atlantic Records and arranger for Wilson Pickett, Roberta Flack, Eugene McDaniels, Les McCann , Herbie Mann and countless others got involved with this project is up to everyone’s guess. However what he comes up with is really astounding, a funky as hell workout which will get you screaming for more. Killer go go psychedelic soul which defies categorisation: tight rhythm section, open drum breaks, funky as hell guitar leads, groovy flute, weird electronic sound effects and moog bits (most likely courtesy of Walter E. Sear, who gets a mention in the original liners) alternate with more stylish moments (think Terry Callier or blaxpotation soundtracks of the era like Marvin Gaye's Troubleman) and even some fusion styled groovers.

Fans of his funky jazz rock cum electronics masterpiece "Circles" (released by Embryo in 1970 and feaured on Mojo’s "50 Most Out There Albums of All Time" list) won’t be deceived, for he shows here the same masterful sense of groove and orchestration but in a more danceable, not so avant-garde context. An unknown record that deserves to be brought back to life in this limited reissue of 500 (five-hundred) copies. Get it now or cry later...




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LPS014 MÁQUINA 'WHY?'

Originally born as the backing band for spanish folk-singer Sisa after his electrification around 1969, this bunch of catalan youngsters led by the Batiste-Herrera tandem became
soon the most prominent and visible heads of the grassroots movement which shake the foundations of the city’s musical world at the beginning of the seventies and which can be considered as the parting shot for progressive rock in Spain..
Why?, their debut album (also known as the "croissant" lp) is widely regarded in and out of Spain as one the best records ever to come out of Spain.. A wah wah (of course!), fuzz & hammond feast by this talented  pioneering crew.

An astonishing freak-out croissant baked with love by JMª Paris (fuzz guitar), Lluis Cabanach (wah wah guitar, bass), JMª Vilaseca "Tapi" (drums), Jordi Batiste (vocals, bass, flute) & Enric Herrera (organ, piano).

Limited reissue (1000 numbered copies) of the album that was originally released on Diabolo in 1970.

RETAIL PRICE : 36 EUROS

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LPS015 MÁQUINA 'FUNCIONA!' (2LP)

What a surprise! One of our best & most recent finds it’s been a lot of stereo reel-to-reel tapes recorded by Maquina!, featuring some unreleased songs & versions:  "Thought Of You", "Blues En Fa" (studio version) are some of the rediscovered tracks that will be included in this album alongside with their classic singles ("Let's Get Smashed", "Earth’s Daughter", "Sun Bring The Summer", "I Believe" and so on) and rarities such as "Fragment Del Primer Temps De La Simfonia Nº1 D'Enric Herrera".


A unique collection which covers the band’s different eras and line-ups.
16 page insert with photos & other graphic material provided by the band members.

Double album in a limited issue of 500 numbered copies.

RETAIL PRICE : 26 EUROS
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LPS016 GUALBERTO

The first album by this mythical andalusian multi-instrumentist, member of the legendary Smash, recorded in 1971 in Barcelona (another nice example of the fertile conection between the scenes in Seville and Barcelona at the beginning of the seventies), it remained unreleased until 1978 (when it appeared as one-part of the double lp "El Nacimiento Del Rock En Andalucía"). Rescued by Wah Wah thirty years after, the album shows Gualberto in a phase of creative definition, half-way Smash’s powerful sound and unique mix of  psych & folk with some oriental touch (Gualberto’s ubiquitous sitar and Jessica’s characteristic vocals) which will became his trademark in forthcoming lp’s. ("A La Vida - Al Dolor", "Vericuetos") . Without a doubt, one of the unknown treasures of Seville’s early psych/prog scene...


Limited issue of 500 numbered copies w/ gatefold cover.

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LPS017 VARIOUS ARTISTS 'ELÈCTRIC TÒXIC SÒ VOL. 1'

This two albums document the beginning and development of Barcelona’s progressive scene between 1969 & 1971, the genesis of progressive rock in Spain by the hands of a bunch of visionary youngsters grouped around Els 4 Vents label. Máquina!, Vértice, Estratagema, Génesis, Agua De Regaliz are some of the bands which appeared in that exciting period which had it’s most visible facts in Els 4 Vents/Diabolo  labels  adventure and festivals such as Primer Festival Permanente de Musica Progresiva (organized by Oriol Regás, of Bocaccio nightclub fame).

This compilations also cover the fertile Seville scene with bands such as Mane-Gong, Green Piano, Nuevos Tiempos (with Gualberto as an exceptional guest), Smash or Gualberto himself. Many artists from Seville tried the Barcelona route, moving to the catalan capital to record their tracks. Al promising start of a musical revolution which could have changed Spain’s  musical landscape but failed to do so....


Limited issue of 500 numbered copies including a groovy poster.


RETAIL PRICE : 16 EUROS
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LPS018 VARIOUS ARTISTS 'ELÈCTRIC TÒXIC SÒ VOL. 2 '

This two albums document the beginning and development of Barcelona’s progressive scene between 1969 & 1971, the genesis of progressive rock in Spain by the hands of a bunch of visionary youngsters grouped around Els 4 Vents label. Máquina!, Vértice, Estratagema, Génesis, Agua De Regaliz are some of the bands which appeared in that exciting period which had it’s most visible facts in Els 4 Vents/Diabolo  labels  adventure and festivals such as Primer Festival Permanente de Musica Progresiva (organized by Oriol Regás, of Bocaccio nightclub fame).

This compilations also cover the fertile Seville scene with bands such as Mane-Gong, Green Piano, Nuevos Tiempos (with Gualberto as an exceptional guest), Smash or Gualberto himself. Many artists from Seville tried the Barcelona route, moving to the catalan capital to record their tracks. Al promising start of a musical revolution which could have changed Spain’s  musical landscape but failed to do so....

Limited issue of 500 numbered copies w/ poster.

RETAIL PRICE
: 16 EUROS

ia batiste
LPS019 IA-BATISTE 'UN GRAN DIA' (LP + 7")

Key duo from the catalan folk scene, result of the union between Ia Clua (from "2+1") and Jordi Batiste (one of the leading forces of Máquina! together with Enric Herrera), after the later one’s return from military service.


"Un Gran Día".the duo’s first album, was recorded at the end of 1972 with the help of such outstanding musicians as Manel Joseph (ex "2+1", Ia’s early band)), Joaquín "Max" Suñer (Vértice, Tapimán, Iceberg y a neverding etc ) & Albert Batiste (Musica Dispersa).

The result is an amazing & varied musical tapestry, best heard in the record’s first side, a long suite covering from orchestral folk-pop with some psych leanings ("Un Gran Día", "Max") to straight in-your-face  hard rock ("Sleeping Rock") via typical early 70’s prog rock ("Oliba") or uncathegorisable experiments which defy all rules  ("Reprise")  and show perfectly the freaky stage reached by the catalan scene in it’s early years (as a matter of fact, the record is sung in english and catalan...).

A piece of wax which went totally unnoticed when first released in a tiny pressing back in the days (thus becoming a big ticket item in the collector’s market) and which Wah Wah rescues from oblivion thirty years after it’s original release.


An excellent work which deserves to be discovered by a wider public...

Limited issue of 500 numbered copies in gatefold cover reproducing the original artwork, including a colour insert, a colour poster and a bonus 7" single w/ one previously unreleased song.

RETAIL PRICE : 24.50 EUROS
storm lp
LPS020 THE STORM 'S/T'
 

The Storm hailed from Sevilla and were acclaimed by audiences and press reviewers as one of the best rock bands from Spain. The combo was formed by the Ruiz Geniz brothers (Angel and Diego, on guitar and drums respectively) plus Luis Genil (organ) and José Torres (bass).


Their debut album, originally released on Basf in 1974, is one of the Crown jewells of Spanish hard rock, and changes hands for a small fortune among collectors all over the world, especially since its inclusion in Hans Pokora's 'Record Dreams' books.

This LP really rocks. It's high energy hard rock that follows the line marked by the big organ outfits of the era: Deep Purple, Atomic Rooster, Bram Stoker, Megatón, a.o. It has also a deep classic prog sound root, which reaches the top on 'Un Señor Llamado Fernández De Córdoba'.

We are talking of one of the seminal Spanish hard rock LPs.

This is a 500 copies limited & numbered edition. Top quality laminated repro of the original sleeve and featuring an insert with extensive liner notes & photographs.

RETAIL PRICE : DELETED!
arzachel
LPS001   ARZACHEL

The legendary Zel LP released by this obscure psych/prog band featuring Steve Hillage and Dave Steward.








RETAIL PRICE :  DELETED
inc hog
LPS002   INCREDIBLE HOG

The first LP of this hard rock masters, reissued with the unique Spanish edition original artwork, much better than UK one and featured on Hans Pokora's 'Record Dreams' books.









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impala
LPS003   IMPALA SYNDROME

Reissue of the splendid LP by this legendary psychedelic group from Venezuela. Formed in Spain as Los Impala, they latermoved to Chicago. The LP offers a blend of psychedelic sounds withflower power lyrics and greasy fuzz. Rumours say they also recorded asThe Brew. A luxury edition with thick cardboard sleeve and heavy qualityvinyl.




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pan&regaliz
LPS004 PAN Y REGALIZ

A reissue of one of the rarest psych/prog albums recorded by a Spanish band in the early seventies. A world class item featuring spaced vocals, effects, astonishing guitar work, flute... TheWah Wah edition respects the original gatefold sleeve and featuresextensive information on the band, plus nice photos, memorabiliaand one rare bonus track from a single that was not included on theoriginal 1971 LP.




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evolution
LPS005   EVOLUTION

This Spain-established band (they came from Germany playing beat and R&B under the name of The Vampires in the mid-sixties) was one of the most interesting groups of its era. They blendedsoul music with progressive and jazz sounds, offering the listenerloads of hammond grooves and psychedelic fuzz guitar. Their rareLP from 1970 is another one of the most sought-after records from Spain's rock heritage. The Wah Wah edition respects the original bag-type sleeve and features extensive information on the band, plus curious photos, memorabilia and 4 bonus tracks from a couple of 1971/1972 singles not on the original album.


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spirit
LPS006   SPIRIT OF JOHN MORGAN

The first LP by this band was originally released in UK in 1969 (with only 500 copies pressed!). An album
full of strong late 60's organ-ized R&B sounds, covering stuff from people such as Graham Bond and John Patton. Asa bonus, find enclosed the a-side of the group's second single, "Thefloating opera show", never included on an LP before. Front laminatedcover.



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raw material
LPS007   RAW MATERIAL

Reissue of this UK band's 1970 ultra rare debut LP. Good english prog rock with great flute, vibraphone and sax passages. This edition features the original UK cover art, and we have included three bonus tracks from their two singles, not on the original album.







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vainica doble
LPS008   VAINICA DOBLE

Probably the rarest and most sought after LP in the Spanish collector's market, the first album by Gloria Van Aerssen & Carmen Santonja is at last reissued as it deserves. On the twelve songs they wrote for their debut album, originally released on Ópalo in 1971, Vainica Doble blended folk, soft rock, pop and a dose of psychedelia. The fantastic, colourful cover was designed by Ivan Zulueta, artist and film director (he was the mastermind behind the cult movies "1, 2, 3... Al escondite inglés!" and "Arrebato"), and is reproduced here in all its glory, along with extensive liner notes by Àngel Maeztu. Two non-LP single tracks have been added, and the first pressing comes with a free bonus 7". All their Ópalo recordings collected in a fantastic edition made, as always, with love and devotion by the Wah Wah team.


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tabaco
LPS 009   TABACO   'Desintegración'

One of the latest discoveries of the Spanish record hunters is this nice early seventies release by Tabaco, their only LP. Dubbed from the original master tapes features the smashing titletrack, a fantastic gallactic prog-groove instrumental with dazzlingsound effects, plus some nice progressive ballads and some hard R&Btunes. Original copies are rare as hell and change hands for obsceneamounts of cash nowadays!



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cerebrum
LPS010   CEREBRUM

Wah Wah celebrates the tenth release of the LPS series with this 10" vinyl that collects the four tracks originally released on the two 1970 Dimensión singles by Madrid's hard rock legends Cerebrum. A deluxe package in astonishing cover art sleeve andwith accurate liner notes by Àngel Maeztu.






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musica dispersa
LPS011   MÚSICA DISPERSA

Wah Wah Records proudly presents the new vinyl reissue of yet another smashing Spanish rarity. Musica Dispersa featured the talent of threeof the most significant musicians from the catalonian underground movement of the late sixties: Jaume Sisa, J.M. Brabo "El Cachas" and Albert Batiste, who after their Miniatura project with Pau Riba were joined by young hippie girl Selene. The album's title describes the sounds contained in the most precise way possible, but for those who need some extra lines to get into the groove it we must state that we face a masterpiece of melodic tunesthat pay a certain tribute to the English folk movement of the era, as theydo to the early Amon Duül's freak out sound concept. Echoes of TheIncredible String Band are present mainly in the guitar parts, drums areabsent in all but one track (in which they are held by Josep Mª Vilaseca"Tapi", of Máquina & Tapiman fame) and percussion, harmonica,organ, mouth harp, piano and wordless vocals are heard all through the album,as is Selene's flute work. All in all this is a strange, relaxing littlepiece of underground from Barcelona's early seventies hippie youth thathas become a classic of our country's history of pop music, and that isyet again available in a 1000 copies only strictly limited edition thatrespects the original gatefold artwork, including the slight relief ofthe cover illustration. As an addition, our release comes with extensiveliner notes and photographies. This is one of our best releases and we areproud of it!


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los buenos
LPS012 LOS BUENOS 'Groovy Woovy'

Los Buenos were the first spanish supergroup. They gathered together in 1968 and their line-up featured members from important spanish beat/soul bands such as Julián Granados (formerly a singer with Los Ángeles Azules and Los Brisk), Iñaki Egaña (from Los Tañidores) or Moreno Gómez (former drummer with Los Brujos). They were joined by Johnny Galvao from the portuguese band Os Duques and by keyboardist Rod Mayall, who was John Mayall's brother. Their skills and the songsbrother John discovered them by sending the newly released versions onthe English market before they were released in Spain, combined withtheir efficient songwriting resulted in four successful singles that arenow collected on this album, completed with a beautiful colored pop sleeveand liner notes.

An album of great interest for the mod crowd since it featuresthe mod scene hit "Groovy
Woovy ", a single that has been recently sold in Ebay for more than US$ 150! Other big hits of the mod clubs like "De Mi Niña" and the hand-clappin' version of "Looking Back" are also included!

Also of big interest for fans of progressive rock, Los Buenos became a seminal group in the early prog scene from Spain, and feature future Alacran member Iñaki Egaña.


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crow
LPS013 CROW 'Colors By Crow'

Crow where born in the same Minesota garage scene that gave usThe Trashmen, The Gestures or The Castaways to evolve into a rock combothat released three great LPs between 1969 and 1971 and a "Best Of" albumin 1973. But it is with Wah Wah Records' "Colours By Crow" that Crow willfinally take the place they deserve in the history of rock music. Thiscompilation features the best from all their output, including the singleonly track "Something In Your Blood" and not forgetting their hit composition"Evil Woman", a big classic on its own that has the honour of having beencovered by Black Sabbath themselves. The Wah Wah edition is pure synergy:it gathers the best songs form Crow's recordings and the result is evenbetter than the three LPs together!

Besides, it comes in an attractive colourful paste-up sleeve and is limited to 500 copies.

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LPS023 AFTER LIFE 'CAUCHEMAR'

One of the major discoveries of the last years in the world of collectable underground rock records is Cauchemar, the only LP by demonic french fuzzers After Life. Released only in Spain by Discophon in 1975, it remained virtually unknown until some copies started to surface in the late 90’s on the lists of some of the world’s most reputable record dealers.
 
To make things more exciting, this french four piece was produced by no other than maverick Jean-Pierre Massiera (of Visitors, Horrific Child, Les Maledictus Sound fame) and includes nine tracks of heavy psych guitar action, screaming vocals and mysterious organ interludes in the best 70’s hard progressive tradition.

Ultra rare Spanish-only LP, first time ever reissued. Not available on CD, this is the only way to get this mega rare album at a reasonable price. Includes two bonus tracks from a rare 45, not included in the original release. As usual, the sound has been digitally remastered by the DENIS BLACKHAM at SKYE MASTERING. Cut by YANN DUB at REVERSE. Top audiophile sound on quality vinyl. Limited edition, 500 copies pressed .

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not available LPS025 HELL PREACHERS INC. 'SUPREME PSYCHEDELIC UNDERGROUND!'

A big classic from the psychedelic era, the SUPREME PSYCHEDELIC UNDERGROUND exploitation album is said to have been recorded by DEEP PURPLE, which band members Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Paice have always denied. In any case, this sounds more PURPLE than Lord & Co. themselves! Very close to the sound of SHADES OF DEEP PURPLE, it contains some great Hammond works, guitar pirotecnics with loads of wah wah and distortion and psychedelic vocals. The whole album is a sonic blast that will appeal to fans of Deep Purple, psychedelic hipsters and of course general collectors and afficionados.

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LPS026 UGLY CUSTARD (S/T)

This UK explotatiton classic sees finally a proper reissue thanks to Wah Wah. This studio session group -also known as The Mohawks- formed by Clem Clattini (drums), Roger Coulham (keyboards), Herbie Flowers (bass) and library maestro and Alan Parker on killer guitar released this obscure album on Kaleidoscope records in 1971, not unsimilar to some other gems of the era like Blue Phantom, Psycheground, The Underground Set, Traffic Pop on Studio G’s Beat Group … classic psych-plotation sounds with a nod to prog and, of course, the funky side of things: "Custards Last Stand" and "Feel This" are pure mod hammond-funk in the best Mohawks tradition !!!

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LPS027 AGUAVIVA 'COSMONAUTA'

Really amazing and obscure lp by this spanish band led by legendary producer Manolo Diaz. A mixture of avantgarde and serious composition with pop instrumentation, this is a a really amazing lp which borders the outer-space exotica field. Describing the mystic impressions of an astronaut as he’s trapped into serious trouble while orbiting… An unknown album even in Spain which will come as a big surprise to many a record collector. Another early 70’s lost prog gem, another goldmine for beats and samples…

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