13-07-2018

NEW RELEASES WEEK 28

The Panic Channel, Kansas, Camel, Watchtower, Herman Brood, Claw Boys Claw, Benjamin Herman and Rita Reys



The Panic Channel, Kansas, Camel, Watchtower, Herman Brood, Claw Boys Claw, Benjamin Herman en Rita Reys

Panic and madness on the corner

Let's start this week with the fantastic studio album (One) by the American supergroup The Panic Channel. Vocalist Steve Isaacs joined the forces with three members of Jane's Addiction. As one of the most important names out of the alternative rock scene the guys from Jane's Addiction gave the band an classic rock feeling. The complexity of the combination of boogie music and progressive rock can be heard on the self-titled 1974 debut album by the American rock band Kansas. Kansas is available as a first pressing of 2.000 individually numbered copies on transparent vinyl. Another progressive classic is Moonmadness, released in 1976 by the English band Camel. The album has an overall theme but was a loose concept, based on the individual personalities that made up the band. It is pressed on 1.000 individually numbered copies on silver vinyl. The latest release with progressive melodies is recorded by the metal band Watchtower. Their second album Control and Resistance is known for the complex rhythms and incoherent structures. The album is available as a  limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies on purple vinyl.

We're going to move on with a series of Dutch releases. Just a short time before the tragic dead of Herman Brood he recorded his album Back on the Corner. Accompanied by a big band he ventures to interpret well-known swing classics. The first pressing of 1.000 individually numbered copies is available on transparent vinyl. Angelbite is the fifth studio album by Dutch rock and roll band Claw Boys Claw. The band attempted a more accessible sound on Angelbite. The album points to the later "swamp rock" sound the band would adopt. To celebrate his fiftieth birthday this year Benjamin Herman is releasing three new albums. The first album, Project S, is an ode to the Citroën SM, the legendary car driven most famously in the Netherlands by footballer Johan Cruyff. The album is available as a first pressing of 750 individually numbered copies on transparent red vinyl. Our last album is The Cool Voice of Rita Reys by the Dutch jazz singer Rita Reys. She recorded the album with the famous backup band Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers. Her sense of phrasing is wonderful and the jazz sounds are filled with musicianship.
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KANSAS - KANSAS
The American rock band Kansas released their self-titled debut album in 1974. The material on the album is compiled by selecting songs from the two former groups out of which Kansas formed.    
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • The critically acclaimed 1974 debut-album feat. "Can I Tell You" & "Lonely Wind"
  • First pressing of 2.000 individually numbered copies on transparent vinyl
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CAMEL - MOONMADNESS
Camel is an English progressive rock group formed in 1971 fronted by Andrew Latimer. Moonmadness was their fourth album and the last to feature the original band's line-up, and was released in 1976.   
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Special Edition coinciding with the MOONMADNESS Tour in 2018
  • Limited pressing of 1.000 individually numbered copies on silver vinyl
RITA REYS - THE COOL VOICE OF RITA REYS
The debut album The Cool Voice of Rita Reys by the Dutch jazz singer Rita Reys. She recorded the album with the famous backup band Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers.     
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Original Mono Recording, featuring jazz-standards "My Funny Valentine", "Gone With The Wind" and more
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HERMAN BROOD - BACK ON THE CORNER
Before ending his life by jumping from the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel in 2001 Herman Brood recorded his album Back on the Corner. Accompanied by a big band he ventures to interpret well-known swing classics.    
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Including insert
  • His last official studio album available on vinyl for the first time
  • Featuring songs by Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Willie Dixon and a swing version of "Saturday Night"
  • First pressing of 1.000 individually numbered copies on transparent vinyl
THE PANIC CHANNEL - (ONe)
The American supergroup The Panic Channel released their first and only studio album (One) in 2006. It's a collaboration between the bands Skycyle and Jane's Addiction.   
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • First Time On Vinyl
  • Featuring the single "Why Cry"
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BENJAMIN HERMAN - PROJECT S

To celebrate his fiftieth birthday this year Benjamin Herman is releasing three(!) new albums. The first album is Project S.    

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Brand new 2018 album
  • Includes free download
  • First pressing of 750 individually numbered copies on transparent red vinyl
Exclusive
WATCHTOWER - CONTROL AND RESISTANCE
The progressive metal band Watchtower is known for their complex rhythms and incoherent structures. It's no difference on their second album Control and Resistance.    
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes insert
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CLAW BOYS CLAW -  ANGELBITE

Angelbite is the fifth studio album by Dutch rock and roll band Claw Boys Claw. The band attempted a more accessible sound on Angelbite. 

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes "So Hot" not on the original LP version
  • Limited numbered edition of 750 numbered copies on Red & Black mixed viny

13-07-2018