Saturday, June 25, 2005

This Week's Interesting Items


ARTHUR: #17 July 2005 MAG (ARTHUR 017) 0.01
On the cover: Tomorrow's Perfect Occupant: Brian Eno, interviewed by Kristine McKenna on the eve of the release of his first solo album featuring vocals in decades. Plus, a tribute to Eno by Alan Moore. Features: "Be Your Own Guru" - by Douglas Rushkoff; "No More Oil, No More Lies" - Daniel Pinchbeck on the approaching end of day-to-day life as we know it; "Closest to the Edge" - a journey to a squatter's village on the wild side of Maui; Jeff Lint's "The Caterer," two pages from one of the strangest comic books ever published. Plus: reviews by Byron Coley and Thurston Moore. Arthur is a free publication and you may add a copy to your order at no cost while supplies last.

BB 72007

VA: Soul Sisters: The Sights & Sounds of the African-American... CD (BB 72007) 14.00
...Underground. "Not just another blaxploitation soundtrack compilation, this is a collection of music taken from 1970s X-rated African-American films and made available for the first time anywhere. These X-rated films feature less 'by the numbers' funk and more improvised grooves and 'avant garde' textures than the typical blaxploitation soundtracks. Using mainly jazz musicians from Oakland, CA (where many of these films were made), these recently uncovered master tapes (and the 16 pages of color photos) are sure to delight your eyes and ears."

EMI 81412CD

BARRETT, SYD: Crazy Diamond 3CD BOX (EMI 81412CD) 48.00
1993 release, instock again for the first time in a while. Luxurious UK-only box consisting of Syd's two real LPs, both released in 1970, (Madcap Laughs (with 6 bonus tracks), Barrett (with 7 bonus tracks), plus Opel, (with 6 bonus tracks) (the 1988 album of leftover material). All bonus tracks are made up of alternate takes not legitimately released before. Also includes a 24-page full-color booklet that includes a bio on the making of these three records, full of photographs and lyrics


LOW: Low In Europe DVD (PLEX 021DVD) 20.00
"Low is a trio from Duluth, Minnesota, comprised of Alan Sparhawk, Mimi Parker and Zak Sally. The band has been stunning audiences with their mesmerizing harmonies and quiet intensity for over ten years. Director Sebastian Schrade joined the band on a string of live dates from Germany to the UK, as they toured in support of the album Trust. Told through van ride conversations, backstage banter, hotel room chats and late night revelations, Low in Europe is an illuminating portrait of a group making music at the height of its powers."


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