She became famous with her accessible music during the 90's, but after Alanis Morissette's break-up with actor Ryan Reynolds she made a very personal and intelligent album, named Flavors Of Entanglement. The Queen of alt-rock angst, as she was once called, puts the focus in the music not only on her heartbreak, but also on her anger. With the variety of music in the different musical layers she gets the attention she deserves. Tracks like "Citizen of the Planet" and "Versions of Violence" gives you an indication of the way in which she progressed as a musician. The vinyl edition includes a 4 page booklet with information about the songs. Just stay tuned at our channels for more releases by Morissette.
The jazz legend Herbie Hancock was once active in the American fusion band The Headhunters. Their second album Straight from the Gate features seven musicians and the music of the album is a blend of funk, African music, R&B and, of course, jazz. They pioneered in the use of electronic instruments, like the synthesizers and instruments made by ARP. The complex melodies gives the rhythm for the nine tracks that make up the album. With the album they made their mark on the "serious" jazz scene.
Another band formed in the United States is the alternative rock sensation Vertical Horizon. Known for the massive 1991 hit Everything You Want, after which they spread their territory on the album of the same name towards a sound that is influenced by the grunge music. Everything You Want is a fine combination between the anthemic guitar hooked songs and the steady ballads. It's their most successful effort and on the album they're dealing with subjects like the ending of relationships and depression. The limited edition of 750 copies individually numbered copies on transparent vinyl contains their hits "You're a God" and "Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)".
For our Dutch fans we'll take a journey back in time to the first album of the cabaret duo Acda en De Munnik. The self-titled album became a big success and it introduced us to one of their main characters, called Herman. It's mostly about the sunny side of life, with songs about love, the beach, youth and life itself. Acda en De Munnik includes songs like "Lopen Tot de Zon Komt", "Als het Vuur Gedoofd Is" and "Mooi Liedje". The album is available as a limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies on orange mixed with red vinyl and including an insert with pictures and lyrics.
The Headhunters' Straight From The Gate was their 2nd album and was released in 1977. Originally started as a jazz-fusion band fronted by Herbie Hancock, members Paul Jackson, Bennie Maupin, Michael Clark, Paul Potyen, Derrick Youman and Obsidion Blackbiyrd delved further into jazz-rock and fusion sounds and recorded the album at The Automatt studios in San Francisco.
21 jaar na het verschijnen van het album, is Acda & De Munnik nu voor het eerst verkrijgbaar op vinyl. De LP bevat een insert met foto's en songteksten.