Releases – January 2022

Agalloch - Of Stone, Wind & Pillor - CDD

Agalloch – Of Stone, Wind & Pillor – CDD

20th Anniversary release of Agalloch`s classic early recording, now remastered and equipped with extended artwork in a nice package.“The song “Of Stone, Wind, and Pillor” is significant for a couple of reasons. First, it’s one of our oldest songs having been written by John after the From Which of this Oak demo and was the oldest song in our live set. Second, it was the first time we became a “band.” John played everything on the demo while I only ...
Read More

Ceptic Frog - Ceptic Frog - Vinyl

Ceptic Frog – Ceptic Frog – Vinyl

Legendary deep undergroundSouth African heavy acid rock / proto-doom recordings from 1969!CEPTIC FROG “Ceptic Frog”Ultra-rare rehearsal sessions from 1969 by this South African heavy psych / acid rock band, mastered from a tape transfer — and yet still doom-laden, dark, heavy, and as messy as can be, in all the right ways. Influences from heavy bands of the time, such as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Steppenwolf are noticeable, with proto-doom and psych/funk undercurrents. Do you like fuzz guitar? You’re ...
Read More

This Winter Machine - Kites - CD

This Winter Machine – Kites – CD

While this, the third album from This Winter Machine, sees a change of personnel, their ability to write and perform songs which are both tuneful and epic continues to shine through.Leo Trimming at Prog Radar writes: “Kites can be blown about in many unpredictable directions but somehow they remain tethered to the ground, and that appears to be a perfect symbol of the journey of the third This Winter Machine album ‘Kites‘. Let’s face it, the world has taken a ...
Read More

Totnwitz - Decomposed - CD

Totnwitz – Decomposed – CD

Over the last year or so the 3 members of Totenwitz decided to write and record a Metal Album. Because of the Pandemic they did this by swapping music files over the Internet. Each musician has his own studio built into his house. They have never actually met each other, Probably just as well!Inspiration: Bill Liesegang sent John a French newspaper article about a Village in the Alps Maritimes that suffered from a flood. The village graveyard was destroyed and ...
Read More

Tir Na Nog - Live 1970-71 - CD

Tir Na Nog – Live 1970-71 – CD

Tir na nOg have been described as Alt Folk, Prog Folk, Psych Folk, and even Space Folk! But the duo,formed by Leo O’Kelly & Sonny Condell in 1970, transcends all these categories. What is not in doubt isthat they are two of the most original and influential songwriters and performers Ireland has everproduced. Tir na nOg Live 1970‐’71 features Sonny and Leo performing some of their best loved songsbefore audiences and live in the studio. Beside featuring their original composition, ...
Read More

Jimmy Cavallo - Rocks - CDD

Jimmy Cavallo – Rocks – CDD

1‐CD (Digipak) with 36‐page booklet, 27 tracks. Total playing time approx. 70 min.* With this overdue music retrospective Bear Family Records® provides a splendid overview of the career of Jimmy Cavallo and His House Rockers from 1956 to 2006!* It’s evident here how Cavallo went from rhythm ‘n’ blues to the Northern Band sound and later found his way back to his R&B roots.* Cavallo’s songs never made the charts, he was always overshadowed by the famous style related Bill ...
Read More

Chico Bernarddes & Fools - Quero Saber/Pra Proxima Vez - Vinyl

Chico Bernarddes & Fools – Quero Saber/Pra Proxima Vez – Vinyl

After a chat through Instagram about making an eventual collab, Chico brought up a pair of songs he wrote that wouldn’t fit his next record, already filled up with other songs. Since he already known Chris ’drumming on Grizzly Bear and always took it as an important reference, he suggested Chris to add drums, as well as percussions and vibraphones, bringing up a new atmosphere to the arrangements. Since the idea of the collab was to bring a fun way to exchange a bit ...
Read More

Lost Days, The - Lost Demos - Vinyl

Lost Days, The – Lost Demos – Vinyl

The Lost Days is the new project from Sarah Rose Janko (Dawn Riding) and Tony Molina. The Lost demos is home recorded DIY folk pop from the Bay Area that takes the spirit of the classic Guided By Voices recordings and Bill Fox iconic albums flavored with the classic Byrds harmonies in the search of the perfect pop song.Originally released as a 5- track tape in 2020, Mapache brings you the vinyl edition with anextra track.GENRE: Diy Folk PopBARCODE: 4040824090999 ...
Read More

Ryan Pollie - Stars - Vinyl

Ryan Pollie – Stars – Vinyl

Ryan Pollie is an American musician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that now lives in Los Angeles, California. Pollie is primarily known for music under his own name and as Los Angeles Police Department. He is also a music producer that mostly self-produces his own albums. NPR favorably compared the music to ‘70s songwriters like Jackson Browne and Graham Nash.STARS is his new album. First one with Mapache and a great collection of songs that connects him with the 70’s tradition while he writes his own path in this ...
Read More

Tim Bernardes - Recomecar - Vinyl

Tim Bernardes – Recomecar – Vinyl

Mapache presents the first solo album by Tim Bernardes, singer and composer of Brazilian band O Terno. A magical Chamber Pop album that can be totally explained with just a word. Beauty.“Sao Paulo talented jack-of all trades, Tim Bernardes Recomeçar shines exquisitely from head to toe. So, cut off the overheads, turn on a lamp or light a candle, perhaps some incense, and listen to it. Might we suggest starting with “Quis Mudar” a breathtaking folk song punctuated by crystalline eruptions of strings and horns. Bernardes ...
Read More

Shindig! - Shindig! 122

Shindig! – Shindig! 122

FeaturesBrân The Welsh musical collective’s side projects and spin‐offsLord Tim Hudson The story of American’s “first British import disc jockey” and his brush with fameSteppenwolf From Canada to LA via the NYC folk scene, SF garages and celluloid immortality. Leader John Kay grants a rare interviewNilsson The singer‐songwriter’s journey takes him a little too close to the sun“We did ‘Without You’ because my career was on the wane and we wanted something to make a hit. You have to have ...
Read More

Brutalligators - This House Is Too Big, This House Is Too Small - Vinyl

Brutalligators – This House Is Too Big, This House Is Too Small – Vinyl

The Hertfordshire based pile of limbs, Brutalligators, formed in the dying embers of 2016 by vocalist Luke Murphy, guitarist Paul Wade, bassist Simon Lee and drummer Rhys Kirkman. Taking cues from midwestern emo bands like The Promise Ring, high-energy punk like PUP and heart-on-sleeve Australian indie like The Hard Aches, Brutalligators mix it together to play energetic and happy sounding songs about heartbreak, life going wrong and all of the injustices in the world today.This house is too big, this house is too ...
Read More

Farflung - 25000 Feet Per Second - Vinyl

Farflung – 25000 Feet Per Second – Vinyl

Sulatron fulfills an old wish: To get the debut album by Farflung on vinyl!Back in the year 1995 it was out on CD only (Flipside Records) but in early 2022 it will be out on high quality wax, remastered, with a bonustrack, 30x30cm inlay and downloadcode! YEAH!This album combines heavy spacerock (or spacepunk) with cosmic sounds and trance. Especially Sulatron’s favourite track Landing on Cydonia combines these trademarks even with Berlin School like electronica in a phantastic way.Farflung was founded in 1994 around ...
Read More

Sula Bassana - Shipwrecked - Vinyl

Sula Bassana – Shipwrecked – Vinyl

Time has come – once more: Sula Bassana walks on electronic trails again and produces an album in the attitude of electronic krautrock!After the trance-like album «Kosmonauts» (2010), a further album, based mostly on electronic instuments. This time, the sound is obvious more characterized by all the vintage instruments, which Sula accumulated in his Amoebenklangraum over the decades…„Shipwrecked“ offers long and shorts, rhythmically intense but also sheer relaxed, restful tracks.Altogether, a graceful flow, which soaks in and feverish thrills the listener down-the-line: The ...
Read More

Davi Rodriguez De Lima - Fantasma - Vinyl

Davi Rodriguez De Lima – Fantasma – Vinyl

Eight years ago, Davi Rodriguez de Lima left Brazil to live in Germany. Former drummer from relatively well known brazilian indie band Ecos Falsos and from experimental punk band Orange Disaster has left behind friends, family and a name in the independent brazilian scene to join his then girlfriend – now wife and mother of his two kids. Going solo could not be more literal: Davi wrote, composed, played, recorded, mixed and mastered the album by himself. „Working alone has its ups and downs ...
Read More