This Just In: Audio Arsenals

This week we’re attacking with subliminal messages, rhythmic hypnosis, and straight-up fierce dance floor classics.

Aaron Dilloway – Modern Jester 2LP:
“From short bursts to long-form, hallucinatory epics, it’s a sprawling collection that highlights every facet of Dilloway’s considerable arsenal. One of the album’s two side-long attacks, ‘Look Over Your Shoulder’ is a lurid, subtly shifting piece with disembodied vocals and a barrage of extra-terrestrial tones that slithers into your cerebral cortex atop a funeral rhythm.” -Jeff Conklin, East Village Radio.

Every Second Of This Recording Contains Subliminal Messages

Archie Shepp – Magic Of Ju-Ju 180g LP:
Gatefold reissue of tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp’s 1967 “tour de force.” “…combining free jazz tenor with steady frenetic African drumming, Shepp’s emotional and fiery tenor takes off immediately, gradually morphing with the five percussionists — Beaver Harris, Norman Connor, Ed Blackwell, Frank Charles, and Dennis Charles — who perform on instruments including rhythm logs and talking drums. Shepp never loses the initial energy, moving forward like a man possessed as the drumming simultaneously builds into a fury.” -AMG

Various – Voguing Vol. 1 2LP+CD:
“Features tracks that were the soundtrack to Voguing, the dance style that erupted in New York City between 1988–1995. Voguing dancers choreographed poses from fashion magazines such as Vogue. Voguing first emerged around 1988 in the extraordinary ‘house ball’ community of Harlem, New York. Here African-American and Latino gay and transgender men competed against one another at ‘drag balls’ for the ‘realness’ of their drag, their ability to walk on a fashion runway like a model – and for their dancing skills – out of which came ‘Voguing’.”

As Voguing entered into the mainstream, the ‘house ball’ scene came downtown mixing with the fashion crowd of Manhattan. With this shift, Voguing was first seen outside the ball scene at legendary dance clubs such as Larry Levan’s Paradise Garage and Junior Vasquez’s Sound Factory. Here the music evolved from the pertinent classic disco tracks of the 1970s into a harder house sound as artists such as Masters at Work, Armand Van Helden and Junior Vazquez.” –Soul Jazz

Or… try your luck with some new releases and restocks (local and otherwise):
Atlas Sound – Parallax CD/LP
A Winged Victory For The Sullen – S/T LP
Belle & Sebastian – Boy With The Arab Strap LP; Dear Catastrophe Waitress 2LP; If You’re Feeling Sinister LP
Cocteau Twins – Stars & Topsoil 2LP
Dino Felipe – As Flim Toby 2LP; Spreadder 7”; Xanaxconversex 12”
Fucked Up – Couple Tracks 2LP; Year Of The Tiger 12”
Fugazi – 7 Songs LP; Red Medicine LP
Gotan Project – La Revancha Del Tango 2LP
Islands – Sleep & A Forgetting CD
Jeff Buckley – Grace LP
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme LP; Coltrane Plays The Blues LP+CD
Lilacs & Champagne – S/T LP
Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral CD/2LP
Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On LP
Minor Threat – Out Of Step LP
Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica CD/LP
Pearl Jam – Ten 2LP
Phoenecia – Brownout 2LP; Demissions CD; Odd Job 12”
Psychic Paramount – II LP
Push Button Objects – 360 Remixes 2×12”; A Day In A Life 12”; Fly (You Ain’t) 12”; Ghetto Blaster 2LP
Russian Tsarlag  – OpenCasket LP
Suicide – S/T LP
Tennis – Young + Old CD/LP
Tim Hecker – Dropped Pianos LP
Various – Bollywood Bloodbath CD
Various – Bossa Nova 2CD
Various – Cartagena! 2LP
Various – Cut It Up Def: Miami Bass Jams 2LP
Various – Miami Sound CD/2LP
xx – S/T LP