Video – Fabiano do Nascimento with Airto Moreira in LA

Now-Again | May. 28, 2015 | News |

Fabiano do Nascimento’s debut album Dança dos Tempos out now – watch him live in performance with Brasilian legend Airto at his LA release party.

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Above and below – two short films captured by Grace Oh and her team at Fabiano do Nascimento’s Dança dos Tempos release party at the Blue Whale in Los Angeles. On site – Brasilian percussion legend Airto Moreira who played with Fabiano on the studio album. More info on the project in our earlier post here.

Announcing: Stark Reality Individual LPs Available Now

Now-Again | May. 26, 2015 | News | , ,

Stark Reality’s two essential psych-jazz-funk LPs now available as stand-alone vinyl albums, download a free track below!

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Previously only available as part of our Acting, Thinking, Feeling box set, Stark Reality’s two essential LPs Discovers Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop and Roller Coaster Ride are now available as stand-alone LP’s, and come with a download card for all tracks and a digital version of the extensive booklet we presented in our box set.

If you’ve not heard this band’s wondrous music yet, you can download a track here – and watch a video clip of the performance of the same song on the WGBH Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop program, which aired for an unbelievable season in the early 1970s. Imagine being a kid on that show. C’mon now.

Out Now – Richard Marks’ “Never Satisfied” Southern Soul/Funk Anthology on LP/Book/CD

Now-Again | May. 18, 2015 | News | ,

Legendary soul and funk singles from Atlanta guitarist/singer/songwriter Richard Marks. Includes previously unreleased tracks. Book w/ CD, 2 LP w/ booklet. Out now!

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Above – a short film about our long-awaited Richard Marks anthology Never Satisfied, shot and edited by Bennett Piscitelli. More info on this important Southern soul/funk compendium in our earlier post here – but what Marks’ son Terrence says in the film says it all. This all-too-talented – yet criminally uncelebrated – musician was never satisfied, and left dozens of beautiful songs for us to rightfully place in America’s canon.

Announcing: Partnership with Max Whitefield’s Philophon, Polyversal Souls LP

Now-Again | May. 11, 2015 | News |

Now-Again partners with Max Whitefield (Poets of Rhythm/Whitefield Brothers drummer) and his Philophon imprint – 1st Polyversal Souls LP coming July 3rd. Read more/stream a track below.

Max Whitefield (née Weissenfeldt) may have taken his drums across the world, but he’s never lost sight of his first love, the starting point of a carrier that lead to phenomenal collaborations (take Dr. John and Lana Del Rey’s recent albums, produced by Max’s uber-fan, the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach). That passion has propelled albums as varied as Poets of Rhythm’s Discern/Define and Whitefield Brothers Earthology. It comes as a pulse: the raw, funky beat Max first heard on old 45s his compatriots, including older Whitefield Brother Jan, played to him in the early 90s, well before most anyone cared for that obscure wax. Mind you – this was in his parents’ basement in Munich, Germany.

Late ’60s funk and soul was the inspiration for the Poets of Rhythm, the first band in which Max played drums. Barely teenagers, the Poets kickstarted a movement: without them, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Aloe Blacc and Mayer Hawthorne – to name their most recent converts – would not be the internationally recognized names they are.

In the early ’00s, the Poets of Rhythm issued Discern/Define, which indicated a marked growth, and a sophisticated approach to funk music, meshed with Krautrock’s untempered experimentalism and the Whitefield Brothers issued In The Raw, an Afro-psychedelic trip grounded by funk’s principles. Though the Poets of Rhythm would never record again, The Whitefield Brothers issued Earthology, the pinnacle of their worldly, musical explorations and then spun apart – Jan to long-standing Now-Again artists Karl Hector and the Malcouns, and Max to his Philophon imprint, those Auerbach-collaborations and the Polyversal Souls.

During the mid to late ’00s, Max was in deep study: after spending five years with Krautrock legends and “world music” pioneers Embryo on a 500 concert European and African bus tour, he visited South East Asia, where he studied classical Burmese Saing Waing music. This trip was followed by a time in London, living and playing with fellow Now-Again artists the Heliocentrics. He studied with former Sun Ra Arkestra members in the USA before, in 2010, taking his first trip to Ghana, the deciding point to create the Philophon label. And to record all the music for his Ghanaian counterparts, Max formed a new Berlin-based band, The Polyversal Souls. The city’s vital music scene gave him the chance to bring together excellent musicians with a common passion and interest for sounds from all around the world. And now, Polyversal Souls’ debut album Invisible Joy – a manifest of what Max calls “21st century soul power.”

The album’s first track “Yelle Be Bobre” features Ghanaian griot Guy One on vocals the Kologo can be streamed below. The album – and more releases and information about Max’s musical journey – is to come.

Out Now – The Definitive Reissue Of Amanaz’s “Africa”

Now-Again | Apr. 13, 2015 | News |

Amanaz’s Zamrock masterpiece Africa: out NOW, download a free track below!

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Above – a short film about Amanaz’s Africa, shot and edited by Bennett Piscitelli. More info on the project in our earlier post here – but really, take a minute – if you don’t already know – to see what all the fuss is about.

Download: Amanaz “History of Man”

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