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LPS135 - CODE III "PLANET OF MAN"
BARCODE 4040824084387

Brothers Manfred and Wolfgang Schunke were pioneers of the Kunstkopf Stereophonie (artificial head, dummy head) binaural recording system. This recording technique was created in the Technical University of Berlin in 1974 with the aim to reproduce real stereo sound as the human ears perceive it. Human ears listen to the sounds in a concrete way that is affected not only by the sound frequencies themselves but also by the position of the listener in respect to the different sound sources. The Schunke brothers wanted to experiment this recording technique, and as early as 1974 they set their own kunstkopf recording studio, Delta Acustic, with the help of Klaus Schulze.

Code III was the vehicle for Manfred Schunke to explore the possibilities of kunstkopf recording. To do so, he joined forces with two Berlin-resident americans: Ed and Mary Key. Lyrically, Planet Of Man verses on the big theme of the creation of Earth, as The Crack In The Cosmic Egg book details it: "The music on PLANET OF MAN is a sonic depiction of the history of the Earth, from the void of empty space, via the formation of the planets, the evolution of life, through to man's domination of the planet, and ultimately back to the void. The opening and closing excursions, involving atmospheric electronics, injections of a dreamy folk song, and disembodied resonant female voice, hint a little at Brainticket's CELESTIAL OCEAN, although the mood is much spookier. Confusingly "Dawn Of An Era" (the lyrics are sung in the previous track) involves what sounds like demented Neanderthals involved in some weird drum ritual. "Countdown" adds up to a blend of atmospheric electronics with abstract use of voice collage and effects (and Indian music), onto a remarkably clever accelerating space-rock burn-out featuring Klaus Schulze at the drum stool! Returning to weird space music at the end, it all adds up to a remarkable and unique album."

Planet Of Man was one of the six releases on the Delta Acustic label, all recorded using the Kunstkopf Stereophonie techniques. After that, the Schunke brothers would quit the studio and move to new adventures. Manfred continued experimenting with dummy head recording, he would work, among others, on albums by Can and also use his binaural engineering experience on Lou Reed's 1978 Lps Street Hassle and Take No Prisoners, among many others.

There were originally two different versions of the album, the Wah Wah edition reproduces the longer, uncut one. First ever official vinyl reissue, with remastered sound and an insert with liner notes curated by Wolfgang Schunke for the occasion.

ARTIST : CODE III
TITLE : PLANET OF MAN
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS135
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE LP : 20 EUROS


LPS136 - HANS EDLER "ELEKTRON KUKÉSO"
BARCODE 4040824084394

After having served in the rich Swedish beat 1960's scene as a member of The Ghostriders and We 4, a.o., at the end of the decade Hans Edler became one of the pioneers of psychedelic electronic sounds experimentation in Europe. His "Elektron Kukéso" LP is a landmark in the genre. Released in 1971, it featured his explorations in electronic avant-garde music from the period 1969-1971. It was recorded at the Electronic Music Studio foundation, one of the world's most advanced studios in the era, and one of the few prepared for the creation of electronic music.

Influenced by the works of Karl-Heinz Stockhausen and using techniques similar to those of Pierre Henry or Raymond Scott, Edler brought a psychedelic edge into electronic music just like Silver Apples had done in the USA. The album has also a strong rock attitude plus a certain pop sensitivity in some passages, not far from that of David Axelrod's, which confers it a distance from what used to be the more serious appeal of what most electronic pioneers had been doing, giving the album an accessivity that is closer to the electronic hits of artists such as Gershon Kingsley, Jean-Jacques Perrey or Dick Hyman. However, be it because of the songs being sung in Swedish or the outsider reputation Edler seems to have in the Swedish musical scene, this great LP remained an obscurity - hardly spoken of outside a small circle of connoisseurs and collectors.

"It really doesn't get much better than this. In these days of harsh turmoil to uncover a rock & roll sweetheart like Hans Edler it really proves the gods to be smiling. Bonafide electronic experimentation with a heart full of pop is a love potion most desirable. Listen to the religious Brian Wilson-meets-Jandek orayer hymns of young Edler and travel to a time when long haired girls and dope-laced boys were truly getting it "on". The hybrid fascination of electronic space composition and soul sweet pop-love in such a fresh state has me floating to my tombstone cloud." Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth).

"Hans Edler's Elektron Kukéso reflects a man who, musically speaking, is in a world of his own. Edler's music seem to be totally uninfluenced by the music of his day. On the contrary, Edler seemed to be making up his own musical rules, and if the rest of the world didn't follow, that was probably fine with him. As for his tunes...(they)... resemble folk music, but in a strange, contorted way. I have never heard an album that is so devoid of musical influence of others, and to me, that's what makes it remarkable." Dana Countryman (Cool and Strange Music Magazine).

Since the original LP was pretty short, seven bonus tracks not appeared on the original release have been added. These songs predate the LP tracks and are from 1969 / 1970. Remastered sound, an insert with photos and liner notes complete this great reissue of this legendary Swedish electronics LP.

ARTIST : HANS EDLER
TITLE : ELEKTRON KUKÉSO
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS136
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE LP : 20 EUROS



AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2014

LPS139 - MARK JENKINS - ANALOG ARCHIVES
BARCODE 4 040824 084530

A leading figure in the UK’s electronic music scene, Mark Jenkins has played with White Noise, Arthur Brown and members of Can, Gong, Van Der Graaf Generator and Tangerine Dream. He is the author of the acclaimed books Analog Synthesizers and iPad Music (Jenkins became the first musician in the world to release a CD created entirely on the Apple iPad).

Analog Archives is a collection of recordings from the early to mid eighties. Armed with his Moog Sonic Six, Sequential Prophet 600, EDP Wasp & Spider and other legendary electronic weapons Mark Jenkins delivers envolving electronic textures that could be filed along those of artists like Klaus Schulze or Ash Ra Tempel.

These recordings are issued in vinyl format for the first time ever, in a limited edition of 500 copies only.
 
ARTIST : MARK JENKINS
TITLE : ANALOG ARCHIVES
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS139
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE  : 20 EUROS


LPS137 - BLAT BRUT
BARCODE 4040824084400

Amazing previously unreleased 1976 recordings by psychedelic progsters Blat Brut. Highly touched by the works of Jimi Hendrix, Traffic, John Mayall, Pink Floyd or Jethro Tull, the band melted all their influences into a unique sound and delivered extended heady instrumental jams with a tight, ferocious drum & bass backline under guitar pyrotechnics and psyched-out flute arrangements. This band was not only formed by its four musicians, their line-up also included two sound engineers who built their equipment and created the sound effects heard on the instruments. They where also responsible for these recordings made in 1976 and unearthed here for the first time ever.

Think of a mindexpanded instrumental version of Pan & Regaliz, add some spicy bits of the early Jade Warrior's fuzz guitar, some reminiscences from Skin Alley's first LP or Magma's way of deconstructing instrumental passages and you'll get a close idea of what these young kids were doing where they were doing when they closed themselves together in their small rehearsal room in Barcelona's mid seventies.

For the enjoyment of all mindexpanding progressive jam lovers, Wah Wah is now issuing them in a beautiful edition with paste-on cover and a gatefold insert plenty of photos and text by original band flutist Anton Serra, in a very limited edition of only 400 copies.

ARTIST : BLAT BRUT
TITLE : S/T
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS137
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE LP : 20 EUROS



AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2014

LPS142 - ARIEL KALMA - LE TEMPS DES MOISSONS
BARCODE 4 040824 084509

First solo recording LP from Ariel Kalma, recorded in 1975. After a long journey to India where he learnt the basics of modal music and singing, Ariel was inspired by the fusion of ancient and modern ways of playing music in the 70s with saxophone, ethnic instruments, effects, electric instruments and electronic filters. Kalma is also known for have played  in albums by other French experimental artists like Delired Chameleon Family, Nyl, Heldon...

Nowadays very rare and hard to find private pressing, some copies came with a hand drawn cover and some in printed form. The Wah Wah reissue reproduces the original printed sleeve, comes mastered sound from the original tapes, 2 bonus tracks and an insert featuring liner notes and photos, in a limited edition of only 500 copies.
 
ARTIST : ARIEL KALMA
TITLE : LE TEMPS DES MOISSONS
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS142
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE  : 20 EUROS




AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2014
LPS143 - ZOOT MONEY’S BIG ROLL BAND - BIG TIME OPERATORS · THE SINGLES 1964-1966
BARCODE 4 040824 084509

Zoot Money and his Big Roll Band —featuring among others future Police guitarist Andy Summers— were one of the biggest stage bands of the first mod era. This LP compiles all the 45 sides released as Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band between 1964 and 1966, including some smash dancers like their takes on Uncle Willy, Jump Back or the fabulous title track Big Time Operator among others. Also included is an alternate take of their LP track It Should’ve Been Me, previously unreleased in vinyl format.

Here’s 16 sweaty mod-jazz / R&B smashes to keep an allnighter live in a 500 copies only limited edition housed in a nice three back-flapped vintage style sleeve, remastered sound and an insert with photos and liner notes.
 
ARTIST : ZOOT MONEY'S BIG ROLL BAND
TITLE : BIG TIME OPERATORS. THE SINGLES 1964-1966
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS143
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE  : 20 EUROS




AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2014


LPS144 - GREGOR CÜRTEN & ANSELM ROGMANS - "PLANES"
BARCODE 4 040824 084523

Wah Wah Records proudly presents a luxury vinyl reissue of this rare 1974 private pressing. Cool long electronic experiments splitted in two tracks, one on each side. Recorded in one take and offering an astounding combination of synth drones, wordless vocals, ambiental electric organ and ethereal guitar arpeggios.

An outstanding work that moves away of the more classical kraut cosmische sounds to walk darker paths, yet retaining some early Kluster reminiscences.

The Wah Wah reissue comes to life thanks to the cooperation of Gregor Cürten himself, this new LP and the 2012 CD release on Entr'acte are the only legit reissues of this great lost piece of kraut music history. Don't be fooled by imitations!

Limited to only 500 copies. Remastered sound and featuring an insert with liner notes.
 
ARTIST : GREGOR CÜRTEN & ANSELM ROGMANS
TITLE : PLANES
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS144
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE  : 20 EUROS



COMING SOON!

LPS145 COS - POSTAEOLIAN TRAIN ROBBERY
BARCODE TBA

An obscure classic from the 1970's Belgian jazzy prog scene that has become a much sought after piece in the collector's market since it was originally released in 1974. Highly inspired by both the UK's Canterbury scene and the zeuhl sound, the debut album by Cos has been compared to the likes of Soft Machine, Gong, Hatfield & The North, National Health, Gilgamesh, Egg, Placebo, Magma or Zao, with Pascale Son's unique wordless vocals and nonsense syllables singing in a voice that some sources have compared to Flora Purim's.

The origins of Cos date back to the second half of the sixties when Daniel Schell joined forces with Jean-Paul Musette, Pascale Son and Robert Pernet to form Classroom. When Classroom split, Daniel Schell and Pascale Son moved ahead and formed Cos together with Charles Loos, Alain Goutier and Bob Dartsch. They produced an experimental jazz rock sound linked to the influences above mentioned, but without being mere copycats since they always managed to keep to their own personality. The album was released on the small obscure label Plus, and has arised interest not only among prog-rock psych-heads and jazz experimentalists, but also among those looking for breaks and bits to sample.

Daniel Schell - guitar, flutes, devices
Pascale Son - vocals, oboe
Charles Loos - keyboards
Alain Gautier - bass
Robert Dartsch - drums
Steve Leduc - percussion

The Wah Wah reissue comes housed in a beautiful reproduction of the original gatefold sleeve, featuring the original booklet and an insert with photos and liner notes. Mastered from the original tapes. First official LP reissue in a limited edition of 500 copies, licensed from and with the collaboration of Daniel Schell.

ARTIST : COS
TITLE : POSTAEOLIAN TRAIN ROBBERY
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : LPS145
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE  : 20 EUROS



AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2014
WLP009 MARIO MOLINO - GLI ANGELI DEL 2000
BARCODE TBA

Wow! We are very happy to bring back to light this fantastic soundtrack by one of the most underrated Italian musicians. It is well known the rich musical heritage that the Italian film industry has left us, and all those who enjoy the likes of Ennio Morricone, Alessandro Alessandroni, Piero Piccioni, Piero Umiliani, Riz Ortolani, Armando Trovajoli et al. will welcome Gli Angeli del 2000 to their collections. If you are into soundtracks or library music you probably already think that even if not as prolific as some of the aforementioned classics, Mario Molino's name deserves to be also on the list since he was behind a number of albums that contain little gems such as 'Operazione Beat', 'I sogni del mare', 'Lamento Beat' or 'Bossa Jaguar' and also thanks to his guitar playing in works by other masters like Marcelo Giombini or even Mikis Theodorakis.

Gli Angeli del 2000 is a 1969 flick directed by Honil Ranieri that has all the drug, sex and counter culture ingredients of the era but which had very small distribution when first released - it was probably better distributed its photonovel version rather than the film itself! Bits of its soundtrack, though, have surfaced on different compilations in the past years, especially the famous 'Psyché Rock' rip-off title track that you can listen to here :

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

And check also other dynamite tracks from this soundtrack :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbX__BvGTHQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCwuIP4T5p0

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

We have had access to the original tapes containing the complete sessions, including the tracks that built the 1969 soundtrack LP on CAM, plus six bonus tracks—five alternate takes from the same sessions plus an experimental electronic curiosity. The music is amazing. Top class Italian sounds for psych beat club dancers, cocktail easy goers and experimental groovers featuring the fabulous vocal talents of Edda dell'Orso—famous for her work in Alessandro Alessandroni's Cantori Moderni or in many Morricone soundtracks ('Meti una sera a cena' or 'C'erà una volta il west', for instance!)— and also featuring violinist, pianist, singer Nora Orlandi—herself also a composer of many soundtracks from the sixties and the seventies, here providing the backing vocals with her own famous I 2+2 di Nora Orlandi group.

A top class reissue, mastered from the original tapes with bonus alternate tracks added in a limited edition of only 500 copies that will sell like hot bread—order now before they are gone!


1. - T'Amo (canta EDDA) 3'05"
2. - Jerk Beat 2'28"
3. - L'Estasi (canta EDDA) 1'55"
4. - Shake Psyco 2'42"
5. - Bossa Jaguar 2'04"
6. - Furto Di Droga 1'59"
7. - Woman (Flicornio solista R. PATTUELLI) 2'55"
8. - Le Mani (Alternate take)* 2'20"
9. - Bossa Jaguar (Alternate take)* 1'41"
10. - T'Amo (Alternate take)* 1'10"

1. - Poemas 2'58"
2. - Ash (canta EDDA) 2'20"
3. - Gli Angeli Del 2.000 2'34"
4. - Woman  (voce solista EDDA) 3'05"
5. - All See Saw 2'27"
6. - L.S.D., Una Croce 1'27"
7. - Le Mani 1'57"
8. - All See Saw (Alternate take)* 1'08"
9. - Ash (Alternate take)* 3'00"
10. - Colonna effetti psichedelic* 2'31"

ORCHESTRA DIRETTA DA
MARIO MOLINO
Coro "2+2" di NORA ORLANDI
ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK
*BONUS TRACKS


ARTIST : MARIO MOLINO
TITLE : GLI ANGELI DEL 2000
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : WLP009
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE  : 20 EUROS



WMPR001 - ANTHONY MEYNELL & SQUIRE - HITS FROM 3000 YEARS AGO
BARCODE 4040824084370

Originally released in 1981 it was the debut release of Hi Lo Records—a label born to issue the recordings by Squire. At first launched as an Anthony Meynell solo album, it compiles 14 numbers, including some Squire classic anthems, written by Anthony between 1979 and 1981. These songs had become stage favourites of the Squire repertoire, and on the versions included here they can be heard in their rawest naked demo form.

"Though the songs never enjoyed the full studio production they perhaps deserved at the time, it remains pop, dancy and crystal cool in its sparseness! It keeps its 60's influences and the 'understated' production is akin to early Who and Kinks albums. Maybe by avoiding the 80’s studio gimmickry that makes the era sound so dated, the songs retain a timeless quality. In the end, the original sleeve notes sum it all up wonderfully..." - Anthony Meynell

If you like The Who, The Kinks, The Byrds, Big Star, The Jam, Secret Affair or The Chords, you'll love Squire!

The LP was later reissued as Anthony Meynell and Squire, with a new pop-art sleeve which is the one we have decided to use for this new reissue. It comes with remastered sound and features a colour insert with photos and detailed liner notes written by Anthony Meynell himself. Limited to 500 copies only.

ARTIST : ANTHONY MEYNELL & SQUIRE
TITLE : HITS FROM 3000 YEARS AGO
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : 
WMPR001
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE LP : 17.50 EUROS




WMPR002 - SQUIRE - GET SMART!
BARCODE 404082408441

Released in 1983, Get Smart! was made when Squire returned to the live circuit after a sabbatic period. The album showed a more ellaborated production, and influences broadened after hours of listening to the LPs The Beach Boys "Today", The Beatles "Revolver" or The Byrds "Younger Than Yesterday". Sophisticated structures and vocal arrangements were brought in, and Meynell also added a high dose of Rickenbacker 12-string sounds. A horn section and a slightly psychedelic feel are present here and there, but the guys managed to keep the sound as fresh and fun as they are expected to.

"To some extent, Get Smart was planned as the album where we gave ourselves permission to indulge our fantasy of being proper recording artistes. The album was conceived as a whole and planned out meticulously from demo stage to final master. The project had started with Kevin and Jon, recording simple demos of all the songs with handclaps and guitar at my house, later going to a rehearsal studio to arrange the horn parts, provided by Stuart Prosser of Rye & the Quarter Boys, who I’d met also selling his records into shops in Carnaby Street, like me!" - Anthony Meynell

If you like The Who, The Kinks, The Byrds, Big Star, The Jam, Secret Affair or The Chords, you'll love Squire!

It comes with remastered sound and features a colour insert with photos and liner notes written by Anthony Meynell himself. Limited to 500 copies only.

ARTIST : SQUIRE
TITLE : GET SMART
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : 
WMPR002
FORMAT : LP
WHOLESALE PRICE LP : 17.50 EUROS

WMPR003 - SQUIRE - SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED (THE FAN CLUB ALBUM)
BARCODE 4040824084424

The Fan Club Album was issued on November 1982. Housed in a plain white sleeve with just rubber stamps printing on front, it featured different studio / demo versions of Squire songs, coupled with a live recorded B-side that captured the sound and excitement of an 'on stage' performance. It was thought this way to offer the fans who lived far—and had no chances to see the band onstage—a close idea of what was a sweaty, smokey, rough live gig. Squire had a registered fan club membership of over 1500 members by those days, and this LP was originally only available through the fan club.

"The Fan Club album was a chance to share with fans songs that would have remained overlooked were if not for them, and for that I’m eternally grateful!" - Anthony Meynell

If you like The Who, The Kinks, The Byrds, Big Star, The Jam, Secret Affair or The Chords, you'll love Squire!

It comes with remastered sound and features a colour insert with photos and liner notes written by Anthony Meynell himself. Limited to 500 copies only.

ARTIST : SQUIRE
TITLE : SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED (THE FAN CLUB ALBUM)
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : WPMR003
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE LP : 17.50 EUROS



WMPR004 - SQUIRE - THE SINGLES ALBUM
BARCODE 4040824084431

As Anthony Meynell says on the notes to this album's reissue, "Squire started life as a singles band, and the opportunity of releasing an album did not arise until we had released 4 singles (Get Ready To Go, Walking Do The Kings Road, The Face of Youth Today and My Mind Goes Round In Circles). Such was the backlog of unrecorded songs, there did not seem any point in repeating the singles on the albums, as every separate release was an opportunity to record a new song!",  so the band's policy was not to include the same takes used as singles in their albums, and here they are in the way they were meant to be heard when dee-jayed at the club allnighters, just as they appeared on their singles.

"By 1983 and release of the Get Smart album, we had released a further two singles (No Time Tomorrow and Girl On A Train), making six in total, but most had been deleted and were un-available. Even the recent ones had sold out of stock, and re-pressing an old single was viewed as a missed opportunity of releasing a new single! So this was the driving force behind releasing the Singles Album. A compilation of all the Squire singles would make a phenomenal album, and as the ‘B’ sides were usually as strong as the ‘A’ sides, there was already enough material for a whole album."- Anthony Meynell

And what a collection of Anthems! Get ready To Go, It's a Mod Mod World, Face Of Youth Today, I Know a Girl... Pure late seventies adrenaline pop with strong reminiscences of their heroes from the sixties : killer vocal harmonies, power chords, 12-string riffs... This compilation of 45s was originally released in 1984 on Hi Lo Records, and also features sides from the early Squire 45 released on previous labels like Rok or I-Spy. It is THE album of the Squire you need to own if you are only to have one of their LPs—though we don't get why you shouldn't go for all of them! ;-)

If you like The Who, The Kinks, The Byrds, Big Star, The Jam, Secret Affair or The Chords, you'll love Squire!

It comes with remastered sound and features a colour insert with photos and liner notes written by Anthony Meynell himself. Limited to 500 copies only.

ARTIST : SQUIRE
TITLE : THE SINGLES ALBUM
LABEL : WAH WAH RECORDS SUPERSONIC SOUNDS
CATALOGUE NUMBER : WPMR004
FORMAT : LP
RETAIL PRICE LP : 17.50 EUROS







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