John Zorn – End Title (from ‘White And Lazy’) (1986)

“Film Works 1986-1990 opens with John Zorn’s first film score, White and Lazy. In just under ten minutes comes small capsules of instrumental punk, rockabilly, dark ambient, nightclub jazz, until “End Title,” with vocals by Arto Lindsay, and soloing by Robert Quine (of Lou Reed’s band), who Zorn regards as “a punk guitar genius.” The other musicians on these first six tracks are bassist Melvin Gibbs, reeds player Ned Rothenberg, harpist Carol Emanuel, keyboardist David Weinstein, and drummer Anton Fier.” Allmusic

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Impala – Prime Directive (2018)

“The all-instrumental combo, formed in the early ’90s, has recently been revived after disbanding in 1997. In The Late Hours is the act’s first new material in more than 20 years and its sixth album overall. Led in part by Scott Bomar of blues/soul revivalists The Bo-Keys, the five piece cranks out what used to be known as bachelor pad music, as long as the bachelor in question is a combination of James Bond, Sam Spade, Inspector Clouseau and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Sleek and sporty as its mid-’60s Chevy namesake automobile, Impala’s ride is smooth and more than able to handle the music’s inherent curves.” Source

Juliana Hatfield – Physical (2018)

“Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John is the fifteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Juliana Hatfield. It was released on April 13, 2018, by American Laundromat Records. It’s a tribute album to Australian singer Olivia Newton-John, in which Hatfield covers thirteen songs sung by Newton-John, most of them originally released as singles. From every sale of the album, one dollar will be donated to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre, Newton-John’s own cancer treatment organization” Wiki

Szun Waves – Constellation (2018)

“Szun Waves’ jazz is as grounded by the earth’s elements as it is afloat in space. The experimental trio, comprised of Luke Abbott, Portico Quartet’s Jack Wyllie, and Laurence Pike of PVT, released their debut album At Sacred Walls in 2016, which recalled the celestial jazz of Alice Coltrane and Sun Ra mixed in with a grimier rock crunch. “Constellation,” the lead single from Szun Waves’ forthcoming record New Hymn to Freedom, draws from the same astral inspiration, expanding galaxies of sound while evoking earthy imagery.” Source

Fu Manchu – Regal Begal (1996)

“Fu Manchu was one of the most enduring and influential bands of the ’90s stoner metal movement (along with Kyuss, Monster Magnet, and Sleep), but it wasn’t until their third full-length release, In Search Of…, that the Southern California stoners finally obtained “major” label support by signing with Mammoth Records — not that this had any effect on singer Scott Hill’s indistinctive vocals, or the band’s fuzzy dirge of post-Sabbath riffery with psychedelic overtones. And like most Fu Manchu albums, In Search Of… is a very inconsistent affair, with only a few cuts such as “Asphalt Risin’,” “Strato-Freak,” and “Seahag” really standing out of the pack. Simply put, one gets the impression that Fu Manchu doesn’t try that hard, but then, not every band wants to rule the world. Thankfully, the departure of guitarist Eddie Glass and drummer Ruben Romano to form Nebula soon after this recording would provide the band with the impetus and inspiration to really start moving forward on the following year’s much improved The Action Is Go.” Allmusic

Herbert Bodzin – Against The Wall (1979-82)

Label: The Artless Cuckoo
Cat-Nr: TAC-004
Artist: Herbert Bodzin
Title: Revival II – The Electronic Tapes 1979-1982
Format: LP Recorded: 1979-1982, previously unreleased
Release Date: 2018

“The recordings – originally entitled “Multi Art – Electronic Sounds” – luckily survived on a cassette tape after an arsonist set fire to Bodzin’s house and burned it to the ground in September of 1986.” Bandcamp

Spiritualized – I’m Your Man (2018)

Spiritualized ‘And Nothing Hurt’ will be released on 7th September 2018 on Bella Union + Fat Possum Records. Pre-order here: smarturl.it/SPIRIT_ANH

“Lyrically, And Nothing Hurt touches on thoughts of passing time and acceptance of one’s age – never more beautifully than on Let’s Dance. “I didn’t want to be fighting against my age; it’s very much about acceptance. And not with any dissatisfaction either – I’m not raging against the inevitable. I spent a lot of time thinking about the way that the songs should hold together, trying to make the narratives make sense rather than just throwing together a couple of lines that rhymed” Source