Custom-made LP’s delivered once per quarter, presenting some of the rarest records in their respective genres in the highest quality LP format.
This is our attempt at righting historical oversights, while shining a new light on music’s best and bravest from the last half of the 20th Century. Each release is produced with the direct participation of the artist.
If you sign up now and stay subscribed for a year, you’ll receive a clear-stained wooden box that houses your 4 Now-Again Reserve LP’s. Free.
CURRENT RELEASE: PATERNOSTER. SHIP DATE: APRIL 18.
Paternoster – Paternoster (1/LP, 1972) This is the first official reissue of an Austrian prog-psych masterpiece, an LP whose original pressing has sold for nearly $10,000. Paternoster is an indescribable trip influenced by Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, and Procol Harum, but unique to true to itself. All vocals are in English. “6 stars” – Hans Pokora.
Following Last Transmission, their collaboration with Melvin Van Peebles, the Heliocentrics finish off their trawl through the vaults of tracks recorded at their old digs – Quatermass Studios – with psychedelic tinged funk and jazz instrumentals first heard on Gaslamp Killer’s HELIO X GLK EP, tracks Rolling Stone describes as “sprawling, with percussive patterns that suddenly morph into extraterrestrial sound blasts and opaque, detouring patterns.”
As hinted in one of Egon’s recent Instagram posts, the Heliocentrics are finishing up work on a new album. Watch this space for updates in the coming months.
The Western world was in the throes of peace, love, and flower power as Nigeria descended into Civil War in 1967. The rock scene that developed during the following three years of bloodshed and destruction would come to heal the country, propagate the world-wide ideal of the Modern Nigerian, and propel Fela Kuti to stardom after conflict ended in 1970.
Wake Up You! tells the story of this time, pays homage to these now-forgotten musicians and their struggle, and brings to light the funk and psychedelic fury they created as they wrested free of the ravages of the late 1960s and created thrilling, original Nigerian rock music throughout the 1970s.
Wake Up You! is presented in two 100+ page books full of never-seen photos and the story of the best Nigerian rock bands told in vivid detail by musicologist and researcher Uchenna Ikonne (Who Is William Onyeabor?).
Each volume is presented as both a hardbound book with CD in a resealable plastic sleeve, and as a double LP with a soft-cover book included in a custom-made 12″x 12″ book holder.
Following their deft handling of musics from Eastern and Northern Africa alongside Western psychedelia, jazz and funk on the Unstraight Ahead album, Karl Hector & The Malcouns combine the previously available only on vinyl tracks from four EP’s – Tamanrasset, Ngugna Yeti Fofa, Coomassi and their latest, Ka Rica Tar – into an album as Krautrock as Afro Beat, as Multi-Culti-Psychedelic as Deep Funk.
Can’t Stand The Pressure is available as a CD that contains the entirety of Ka Rica Tar, and all of the other EP tracks that haven’t come out on CD. And if you missed those limited edition EP’s, don’t trip: we’re issuing a made-to-order set that will contain all four EP’s in their entirety, packaged in a hand silk-screened, chipboard sleeve.
Ka Rica Tar and the Can’t Stand The Pressure CD ship immediately.
Can’t Stand The Pressure 4LP set will be tallied in a month and put into production. Expect your set to ship early March 2016. Anyone who orders the box set will receive a download link for all 4 EP’s shortly after placing their order. We know you don’t want to wait for your funk.