Heliocentrics Quatermass Sessions 1 EP available NOW via Now-Again Deluxe and on vinyl. Stream the EP at Soundcloud and download a free MP3 here!
Returning after their 13 Degrees of Reality album with a full on volley of psychedelic-funk songs first heard on Gaslamp Killer’s HELIO X GLK EP, the Heliocentrics offer nine tracks that Rolling Stone describe as “…sprawling, with percussive patterns that suddenly morph into extraterrestrial sound blasts and opaque, detouring patterns.” We couldn’t have said it better. This is the kind of EP that you would happily welcome as an album – and, you know what, in the future you might: as the title hints, this is probably only the beginning of The Heliocentrics’ excavations into the sonic experiments they entered into for years at their recently vacated Quatermass Studios.
We’re currently streaming the entire EP on our Soundcloud and, if that’s not enough, you can grab an MP3 download below – the Jeremy Steig inspired “The Five Thing.”
Download: “The Five Thing”
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If you missed it: Heliocentrics 13 Degrees of Reality on Itunes.
Earlier this year, we announced the sale of Enjoy The Experience, on our sister company Sinecure Books. We also helped compile and produce a companion CD and LP anthology with the same name that we distributed alongside the book. It contains masterpieces by the likes of Stephen David Heitkotter (who will see a full-on Now-Again issued retrospective in 2014) and satellite Now-Again artists Dennis The Fox and Gary Wilson. Well, we’re happy to announce – and, ahem, remind you, if you’ve not taken the plunge – that the New York Times has included our Enjoy The Experience compendium in it’s annual holiday gift guide of notable box sets. Jon Caramanica writes:
“Nowadays, it’s easy to make a record at home and invite the world to listen. Five decades ago, the recording and the distribution were tougher, but people still felt the urge to be heard. The songs on “Enjoy the Experience,” an anthology of whimsical and sometimes entertaining selections from private-press releases, are all over the place in genre and quality, but the real gems come in the heavily annotated booklet, with its stories of sister keyboard-competition winners, gospel trumpeters and records made solely to sit in a warehouse as part of a tax scam. This album serves as a companion piece to the book of the same title, which is full of even taller tales.”
Buy the LP: Enjoy The Experience via Sinecurebooks.com
Buy the CD: Enjoy The Experience via Sinecurebooks.com
Damon’s Song Of A Gypsy is generally regarded as one of the finest privately-pressed psychedelic rock records and has, for over twenty years, been one of the most sought after late 60s American rock artifacts.Under the supervision of Now-Again’s Egon and Damon himself, and over a five year period, Song Of A Gypsy has been researched and documented, and has now been pitch-corrected and remastered. It now sees what we’d like to call its definitive issue. Song of a Gypsy is a special sound, one that captures the last bloom of the flower power movement before it decayed into the haze of the 70s underground, one that traces a pop hopeful descending into chaos, and becoming the tortured soul who would create an LP to file alongside works by other lost greats of the late ‘60s, from Shuggie Otis to Rodriguez.
Download: Damon – Song of a Gypsy
Four years in the making and worth the wait! Oh No’s debut album for Now-Again was also the first in our music library series – and was one of our most successful exercises in creating modern “library music” for easy synchronization. For this entry, Oh No combed through an infinitely-more-vast array of the ever-growing Now-Again catalog – from American soul, funk and jazz to Iranian folk to Zambian hard rock – to create a series of beats that range in mood and style and all contain Oh No’s trademark swagger. Fans of the variety of projects that Oh No is a part – from his Gangrene project with Alchemist to his production for the likes of Grand Theft Auto 5 and rapper Danny Brown – will be pleased with the variety of beats contained within.
Download: Oh No V. Now-Again 2
This release features L.A. DJ/producer Gaslamp Killer’s edits of his choice selections from The Heliocentrics’ 13 Degrees of Reality album and from their forthcoming Quatermass Sessions EPs. These tracks were, at GLK’s request, only available as a limited edition vinyl EP, we’re presenting them to you here as they take some of the most inventive, beat-heavy psychedelic funk music currently being recorded and strip them down to their most accessible essence. Multi-tracks available, as are extended versions of each edit.
Download: Gaslamp Killer X Heliocentrics