This Just In: Systems/Layers

Field recordings – yes! “Classical” music – yes! First time vinyl issue – yes! I nearly fell over when I saw that Rachel’s Systems/Layers was finally being released on vinyl, thirteen years after its debut. Rachel’s is one of the bands I listen to most in my living room (where the record player is), so adding another piece of their catalog to the shelf is very exciting. And, this comes with another previously unreleased-on-vinyl EP, Technology Is Killing Music. It’s also been perfect weather for dark, brooding, atmospheric instrumentals, so the timing couldn’t be better. Stay inside and listen to records, it’s OK. -MLE

Rachel’s – Systems/Layers 2LP
Listen: “Systems/Layers”
“Louisville-based avant-garde chamber group Rachel’s present the vinyl debut of their 2003 full-length album systems/layers. This double LP album release also includes the vinyl debut of Rachel’s 2005 EP, Technology Is Killing Music. Numerous recording sessions make up systems/layers, home recordings, field recordings, and several large ensemble sessions with members of the Louisville Orchestra. Preliminary work for systems/layers began in 1997, when Rachel’s took to the streets of NYC armed with a DAT recorded in search of interesting sounds. This project, intended to address the issues of modern urban life, was set aside while other projects kept the band’s attention. However, when Rachel’s started working with the innovative New York based SITI theatre group in 2000, these recordings were given an environment to be completed. Included on the last side of this 2xLP release, Technology Is Killing Music is an ideal companion to systems/layers. Assembled in the same cut up style, this 20-minute EP is a long-form suite comprised of material sourced from studio sessions, live performances and field recordings.” -Quarterstick Records


Notches/Grooves – new releases, reissues & restocks…
94 East (Ft. Prince) – S/T LP*
A Tribe Called Quest – Beats, Rhymes & Life 2LP
Adele – 25 LP
Adrian Younge – Electronique Void: Black Noise Instrumentals LP
Alkaline Trio – S/T LP
American Football – American Football 2LP, American Football LP2 LP
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black LP, Frank 2LP, Lioness: Hidden Treasures 2LP
Angel Olsen – Half Way Home LP, Strange Cacti LP, My Woman, LP, CD
Aphex Twin – I Care Because You Do 2LP, Cheetah EP 12”
Battles – Mirrored 2LP
Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique LP
Beatles – Abbey Road LP, Magical Mystery Tour LP, Revolver LP, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP
Bert Jansch – S/T LP
Big Black – Atomizer LP, Songs About Fucking LP
Big Star – #1 Record LP
Bob Marley – Rasta Revolution LP*
Bob Moses – Days Gone By LP
Bobby Womack – Fly Me To The Moon LP*
Bonobo – Black Sands 2LP, Black Sands Remixed 3LP, Days To Come 2LP
Burial – Untrue 2LP
Can – Ege Bamyasi LP
Cave Of Swimmers – Reflection LP
Celia & Johnny – S/T LP
Cloudland Canyon – An Arabesque LP
Colin Newman – A-Z LP*
Crystal Castles – Amnesty (I) LP
Daft Punk – Discovery 2LP
Danny & The Darleans – Bug Out LP
Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition 2LP*, CD
David Bowie – Hunky Dory LP, Space Oddity LP
David Gray – The Best Of 2LP*
David Holmes – LateNightTales 2LP*
Deerhunter – Microcastle LP
Depeche Mode – Songs Of Faith And Devotion LP, Violator LP
Descendents – Cool To Be You LP
Dim Past – Black Dolphin 12″
Dinosaur Jr. – Give A Glimpse Of What You’re Not LP
Dr. Dre – The Chronic 2LP
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late 2LP*, Views 2LP*
Drive-By Truckers – American Band LP+7”
Duke Ellington – Paris Blues LP
Elliott Smith – Either/Or LP, S/T LP
Etta James – Rocks The House LP
Fakear – Animal 2LP*
Fela Kuti  & Africa 70 – Afrodisiac LP
Fela Kuti – I.T.T. LP, Upside Down LP
Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70 With Ginger Baker – Live! LP
Fever Ray – Fever Ray LP
Flesh Eaters – Forever Came Today LP
Floating Points – Elaenia LP
Flying Lotus – You’re Dead 2LP, Reset EP 12”
Givan Lötz – MAW LP*
Godspeed You Black Emperor – Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven 2LP
Gorguts – Colored Sands 2LP*
Grateful Dead – The Best Of 2LP
Green Day – Dookie LP
Guided By Voices – Bee Thousand LP
Guitar Wolf – T-Rex From A Tiny Space Yojouhan CS*
Holly Hunt – Prometheus EP 12″
House Of 909 – The Children We Were LP
Iggy & The Stooges – Raw Power LP
Iron Maiden – Piece Of Mind LP, S/T LP, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son LP
Isaac Hayes – Hot Buttered Soul LP
Jaques Green – Afterglow 12”*
James Blake – The Colour In Anything 2LP
Jay-Z – The Black Album 2LP, Volume One: In My Lifetime 2LP
John Carpenter – Assault on Precinct 13 b/w The Fog 12”, Halloween b/w Escape From New York 12”, Lost Themes II LP
John Coltrane – Lush Life LP
Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison LP
John Zorn – Naked City LP
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid 2LP
Khemmis – Hunted LP
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Stranger Things Vol. 1 OST 2LP*, CD
Lady Gaga – Joanne CD
Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill 2LP
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV LPLee Perry – Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread LP
Lee “Scratch” Perry – Repentance LP, Rise Again 2LP
Leon Bridges – Coming Home LP
LCD Soundsystem – S/T LP, This Is Happening 2LP
Lou Reed – Transformer LP
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming 2LP
Machinedrum – Human Energy 2LP
Madonna – Bedtime Stories LP, Something To Remember LP, True Blue LP
Mandolin Orange – Blindfaller LP*
Mannequin Pussy – Romantic LP*
Marching Church – Telling It Like It Is LP*
Maxwell – Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite 2LP*
Mercyful Fate – 9 LP*, In The Shadows LP*, Into The Unknown LP*
Michael Jackson – Off The Wall LP, Thriller LP
Miles Davis – Birth Of The Cool LP, Bitches Brew 2LP, Round About Midnight (Mono) LP,
Sketches Of Spain
Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More LP
MV & EE – Root/Void LP
N.W.A. – Greatest Hits 2LP
Nada Surf – Peaceful Ghosts 2LP*
Neil Young – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere LP
New Order – Brotherhood LP
Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New York LP, Nevermind LP
Nonkeen – Oddments Of The Gamble LP
Oasis – Definitely Maybe 2LP, What’s The Story Morning Glory? 2LP
Part Chimp/Torche – Split LP
Prince – Controversy LP, Sign O The Times 2LP
Renderers – A Dream Of The Sea LP
Rhye – Woman LP
Schoolboy Q – Blank Face 2LP
Serge Gainsbourg – Histoire De Melody Nelson LP
Singers & Players – Staggering Heights LP*
Sleep – Volume 1 LP
Slint – Spiderland LP
Sonic Youth – Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star LP
Soul Clap – S/T 2LP*
Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup 2LP
Swet Shop Boys – Cashmere LP
Symmetry – Themes For An Imaginary Film 3LP
T.Rex – Electric Warrior LP, Slider LP, S/T LP
Talking Heads – Speaking In Tongues LP
Tame Impala – Currents 2LP
Tangerine Dream – Ultima Thule LP*
Testament – Brotherhood Of The Snake 2LP*
The Books – Lost & Safe LP*, Thought For Food LP*
The Fall – Grotesque (After the Gramme) LP
The Fugees – The Score 2LP
The Jesus Lizard – Head LP
The Olympians – S/T LP*
The Pop Group – Honeymoon On Mars LP*
The Pretenders – Alone 2LP*
The Roots – How I Got Over LP
The Strokes – Is This It LP, Room On Fire LP
Tortoise – Millions Now Living Will Never Die LP
Treasure Teeth – Transatlantic Consultant/Romantic Impulse CS
TV On The Radio – Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes LP
U2 – Songs Of Innocence 2LP, The Unforgettable Fire LP
Various – 100% Dynamite 2LP
Various – Afro Peruvian Classics: The Soul Of Black Peru LP
Various – Beyond The Calico Wall LP*
Various – Bobo Yeye: Belle Epoque In Upper Volta 3LP Box*
Various – DFA Compilation #1 2LP*
Various – Keb Darge Presents: The Best Of Legendary Deep Funk 2LP*
Various – Miami Vice OST LP
Various – Studio One Radio Show LP
Various – Studio One Soul 2LP
Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground & Nico LP
Weezer – Blue Album LP*, Green Album LP*, Make Believe LP*, Maladroit LP*, Pinkerton LP*, Red Album LP*
Wilco – A.M. LP, Schmilco LP, Summerteeth 2LP
William Onyeabor – Body & Soul LP
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) LP
Zomby – Ultra 2LP

*Indicates new release or new reissue