Brisbane’s The John Steel Singers will, over the next few weeks, be dubbed as sun-drenched, sun-burned, acid-tinged, stoners, psychedelics... all of which in many regards are true. But there is something a lot more calculated under the surface than the looseness and freewheeling jams of their new album would suggest. This thing has been crafted.
"Everything's a Thread sounds at first like something slightly drippy and nondescript, but the more you listen, the more it pulls into focus as a fabulous soundtrack for a heatwave." - The Guardian
That new LP landed this week via the hard working (ironically) Full Time Hobby. We asked the band for some picks from our racks, they obliged. Natch.
DJ Madlib - Shades Of Blue: Well if you want a vinyl that you can listen to in any mood, at anytime of the day or night without a single track you wish wasn't on there, this is it.
Sun Ra - The Futuristic Sounds Of: Look, I've wanted this album on vinyl for a while now & it's here right in front of you, buy it!
JJ Doom - Key to the Kuffs: Frankly I can do without the skits however if you'll let anyone get away with that, it's Doom. A must have.
Can - Ege Bamyasi: Maybe their most accessible album. However do you get this or do you get Tago Mago? When in doubt save those $ up and get both.
The Birthday Party - Live 81 - 82: Look, I've not heard this album, but that's because I'm in Australia and not here right now in this record store, if I was here, I would've bought this album.
Lee Hazlewood - Trouble Is A Lonesome Town: You will never be disappointed by Lee Hazlewood, NEVER!
Matthew E. White - Big Inner: I think this was a really overlooked/underrated album, check out the song Big Love and you'll see what I mean.
R. Stevie Moore - Lo Fi Hi Fives: This guy has released something like 400-500 albums depending on what you read, so this will serve you as a good starting point, taster track "Why Should I Love You".
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Ege Bamyasó± is the fourth studio album by Can.
Following the release of the Can Vinyl Box - the limited edition box set that consisted of 17 LPs housed in a linen wrapped box, Mute are now proud to release the CAN studio albums individually on vinyl.
Released in batches, the first albums in the series to be released are Monster Movie, Soundtracks, Tago Mago and Ege Bamyasi. These titles will be available from 16 June 2014. The albums were mastered and cut to vinyl by Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters, London. Remasters and vinyl processing was coordinated by long time collaborator, Jono Podmore.
Here are some facts...
* The album contains the single "Spoon", which charted in the Top 10 in Germany, and was used as the theme of the German TV series "Das Messer" (The Knife). "
* Ege Bamyasó±" means "Aegean Okra" in Turkish.
* Pitchfork featured the record at #19 on its "Top 100 Albums of the 1970s". British music Melody Maker wrote: "Can are without doubt the most talented and most consistent experimental rock band in Europe, England included."
* Various artists have cited Ege Bamyasi as an influence. Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth recalls, ""_It was unlike anything else I was hearing at the time."
* Geoff Barrow of Portishead picked Ege Bamyasi as one of their favourite 13 Albums on the quietus.com's Bakers Dozen series.
* "I'm So Green" was covered by Beck.
* Kanye West sampled from "Sing Swan Song" for his song "Drunk and Hot Girls" on the album Graduation, and derives many of the song's lyrics from Damo Suzuki's vocals.
* Remix versions of several Ege Bamyasó± songs are included on the album Sacrilege.
* Vitamin C" can be heard in Pedro Almod’_var's movie Broken Embraces.
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