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album cover MARK LANEGAN BAND Blues Funeral (4AD) 2lp 22.00
If we had to pick a favorite rock voice Mark Lanegan would definitely be way at the top of the list. Even back in the days of his first band The Screaming Trees, Lanegan's voice was the first thing anybody noticed, deep and raspy, smokey and whisky soaked, and over the years, if anything it's only gotten better. And barring the occasional misstep, we have to say we can't think of a Lanegan record we didn't dig. What we can say, is we can't remember one we dug nearly as much as Blues Funeral, which is exactly the sort of title you'd expect from Lanegan, and sonically, you might not be surprised if once you pushed play, a dark brooding blues creep oozed out of the speaker, but what WILL surprise you is opener "The Gravedigger's Song", which explodes out of the gate with dense tribal drumming, thick fuzzed out bass, pulsing synths, bursts of white noise crunch, and those vocals, it's the heaviest and darkest we've heard Lanegan in years, psychedelic, strangely poppy, a little bit new wavey, but holy shit. The rest of the record flits all over, from sound to sound, the new group not shying away from anything, whether it's drum machines (especially drum machines!), synths, jangly pop, whatever, the deft songwriting, Lanegan's voice, and a dark sonic streak holds all the disparate parts together, just check out "Ode To Sad Disco" which somehow sounds like Depeche Mode crossed with Justice, all dark electro synth pop, but still impossibly moody and brooding, but weirdly enough, it's that seemingly out of place synth pop element and the drum machines that really make this record so cool and weird and special, and definitely makes it one of our favorite Lanegan records yet.
MPEG Stream: "The Gravedigger's Song"
MPEG Stream: "Bleeding Muddy Water"
MPEG Stream: "Ode To Sad Disco"

album cover MARK LANEGAN BAND Bubblegum (Beggars Banquet) lp 15.98
Originally released way back in 2004, now reissued on vinyl!
Mr. Lanegan sure invited all his buddies to be in his Mark Lanegan Band. Just check this roster out: Joshua Homme and Nick Oliveri (Queen Of The Stone Age), PJ Harvey, Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan (Guns'n Roses/Velvet Revolver), Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs and Twilight Singers), Dean Ween and Chris Goss (Masters Of Reality)! Pretty hot shit! And whether rocked up (as on the album's first single "Sideways In Reverse") or slow'n'smoldering (check out "Wedding Dress"), the overall results are absolutely smokin'. The only wrinkles in the album are minor ones. First, Harvey's vocal performance on the second song "Hit The City" seems oddly detached, almost as if her backing vocals were an afterthought with her singing along over a finished recording. Their duet on "Come To Me" fares much much better. More troublesome are the occasional way-out-of-place soul diva background vocals that also marred earlier Twilight Singers records, and seem like some weird requisite big budget addition when an artist makes the shift from hyped indie veteran to hyped major label hopeful. That said, Bubblegum reveals Lanegan's broadest scope to date, incorporating elements from all the stages of his lengthy career (early trippy grunge-y rock to funereal dirge-twang). Throughout the fifteen songs, his unmistakable deep smoky rasp of a voice is in particular top form. Awesome!
MPEG Stream: "Sideways In Reverse"
MPEG Stream: "Come To Me"

album cover MARK, CAROLYN "Ask me about..." button button 1.00
A suitably witty 1" button with black text that reads "Ask me about Carolyn Mark!" on beige background. (And if you have to ask, you probably won't be buying one of these.)

album cover MARK, CAROLYN Just Married: An Album of Duets (Mint) cd 14.98
Ms Carolyn loves a good ol' singalong, her infectious hearty chuckle and storytelling frequently punctuate the proceedings. We've adored her strong sweet pipes alongside her pals Neko Case and Kelly Hogan (not to mention that her last album was called The Pros And Cons Of Collaboration), and now she's got a whole new album of duets! The songs run the gamut from the downright heartbreaking to the downright silly, from the totally staid standard country ("I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry") to the nuttily offbeat ("Rocket Piano Man" and "Slow Poke"). You can be sure that a kazoo will surface at some point or other. With the mightily talented, but criminally unsung Canadian troubadour Ford Pier, she tackles an unexpectedly retro-sounding swingy soul number "Done Something Wrong". It's definitely one of the album's highlights, of which there are plenty. The song's given extra punch from some groovin' bass and squealin' horns. Also joining her on the mic are a baker's dozen more cross-Canada co-horts, most notably Frog Eyes' Carey Mercer. It's always a grand ol' time when you're in the company of this Sicamous, British Columbia born lass.
MPEG Stream: "Rocket Piano Man"
MPEG Stream: "Done Something Wrong"

album cover MARK, CAROLYN Nothing Is Free (Mint) cd 16.98
Long associated as the 'other Corn Sister' (Neko Case is the other half of that vivacious duo) and collaborator with many other Canadian indie music luminaries, Carolyn Mark shines in her own spotlight on this, her fifth full length. She's a Canadian city slicker with comforting hillbilly charm, a goddess with gusto dishing out country pop delectibles with her trademark infectious spice of life. She's your closest bosom buddy. A perpetual hostess with the mostest, it's a well known fact that she can tell a baudily hilarious tale and then turn on a dime for a genuine forlorn heartbreaker and she can also down the hooch with the big boys. Who doesn't heart Ms Carolyn? She throws in a curve ball this time around, closing the album with something a little different, the Massive Attack-esque drowsily downtempo "Destination: You". It's a nice change, revealing yet another facet of this dynamo. A wonderful voice that comes as much from the gut as from the heart!
MPEG Stream: "The 1 That Got Away (With It)"
MPEG Stream: "Pink Moon And All The Ladies"

album cover MARK, CAROLYN Party Girl (Mint) cd 14.98
Neko Case's partner in Corn Sisters crime (and former Vinaigrette), Carolyn Mark dishes up her own debut solo effort. A concept album of sorts. While touring across Canada she decided to record one song in each of the cities that she stopped to perform in. As would be expected, recording quality is varied, but it doesn't take away from Carolyn's songs which are bursting with mirth and gusto. One very very funny woman.

album cover MARK, CAROLYN The Pros And Cons Of Collaboration (Mint) cd 14.98
Following up her lively and lovely Terrible Hostess sophomore album, Ms Mark offers up her third and most polished album to date. For those of you who've heard her alongside good pals Neko Case and Kelly Hogan, you very well know that she has no difficulty working with others. Indeed on their recent tour together, the trio of witty chanteuses charmed the pants off one and all in attendance. In both song and laughter, their voices go so well together. Actually if you were at one of their shows you just might've heard a song or two from this album. Pros And Cons reveals her broadest stylistic range yet -- honky tonk, ragtime, twangy balladry -- and as opposed to past recordings which had somewhat haphazard mood changes, she shifts much more smoothly from one to the another, and with no loss in the sparkling personality department. She clearly knows the benefits of collaborating with like-minded, talented folks. Ms Hogan lends her angelic backup vocals to the song "Jody And Sue" which along with the following double-whammy of nocturnal themed tunes "Bigger Bed" and "Slept All Afternoon" make for the high point of the album. The album closes with a beautiful stark voice and piano number "Hangover" that devolves into an intoxicated singalong and on into old style radio drama announcer credits. Splendid!
MPEG Stream: "Bigger Bed"
MPEG Stream: "Slept All Afternoon"

album cover MARK, CAROLYN & N.Q. ARBUCKLE Let's Just Stay Here (Mint) cd 15.98
Yeah, we know it must get kinda tired, and it must be a blessing and a curse for Carolyn Mark to always have another artist mentioned in her albums' reviews even if that artist is a friend and collaborator. But if it helps get people to check out her great music, we hope she'll understand! The vivacious namesake of her pal Neko Case's early rollicking tune "Karoline", Carolyn Mark strikes a balance between the bold and the gentle, the ribald and the romantic. The lyrics of that song really nail it, "The path you walk is on fire, so wild and unashamed with a passion you inspire" and "The web you weave is so tender I'm tangled by your gaze". Spend a few moments in her presence and you'll be captivated and charmed too. She's such a great storyteller, both in spoken word and music, both in off-the-cuff impromptu and more composed settings. She can have your guts aching with laughter, and then your heart aching with sorrow.
Mark delivers the goods with her latest album, a collaboration with the awesomely named N.Q. Arbuckle who are not a person, but a band from Toronto. As you may know, Ms Mark has amassed quite an impressive body of homespun Canadiana all by her lonesome as well as in collaboration with her many incredibly talented musical friends. Over the years she's proven to be a splendid hostess, welcoming all into her musical kitchen with a giddy batting of her big false lashes, a generous glass of cheer, her home cookin' (psst, she makes cookbooks filled with her pals' and her own recipes too!) and plenty of song of course. You might recall the Tribute To Nashville cd re-enactment of the soundtrack to Robert Altman's 1975 film which she orchestrated a few years back. Such a curiously wonderful labor of love. So needless to say, any news of fresh collaborations with this lady is good news! Here, she and N.Q. Arbuckle make a great pairing, definitely kindred spirits. Despite the title, there's actually a sense of travel (she anecdotally namechecks Canadian cities along the way. Yes, you get a little geography lesson on each of her albums!), of movement, of restlessness, but also a yearning for the warm embrace of home. Call us crazy, but some of the songs (such as "Officer Down") conjured imaginings of a countrified Fleetwood Mac (Hmmm, we just noticed on the shrinkwrap sticker it sez "Carolyn lovingly calls it her Rumours". So we're not crazy!), while others (such as "Downtime") recall the electrified earthy hey day of Uncle Tupelo (but then again maybe that's because Neville Quinlan's voice is a deadringer for Jay Farrar's!). Both are very good points of reference in our books! Recommended.
MPEG Stream: "Officer Down"
MPEG Stream: "The 2nd Time"
MPEG Stream: "Canada Day/Toronto"

MARK, CAROLYN & N.Q. ARBUCKLE Let's Just Stay Here (Mint) lp 0.00
Now on vinyl! Yeah, we know it must get kinda tired, and it must be a blessing and a curse for Carolyn Mark to always have another artist mentioned in her albums' reviews even if that artist is a friend and collaborator. But if it helps get people to check out her great music, we hope she'll understand! The vivacious namesake of her pal Neko Case's early rollicking tune "Karoline", Carolyn Mark strikes a balance between the bold and the gentle, the ribald and the romantic. The lyrics of that song really nail it, "The path you walk is on fire, So wild and unashamed with a passion you inspire" and "The web you weave is so tender I'm tangled by your gaze". Spend a few moments in her presence and you'll be captivated and charmed too. She's such a great storyteller, both in spoken word and music, both in off-the-cuff impromptu and more composed settings. She can have your guts aching with laughter, and then your heart aching with sorrow. Mark delivers the goods with her latest album, a collaboration with the awesomely named N.Q. Arbuckle who are not a person, but a band from Toronto. As you may know, Ms Mark has amassed quite an impressive body of homespun Canadiana all by her lonesome as well as in collaboration with her many incredibly talented musical friends. Over the years she's proven to be a splendid hostess, welcoming all into her musical kitchen with a giddy batting of her big false lashes, a generous glass of cheer, her home cookin' (psst, she makes cookbooks filled with her pals' and her own recipes too!) and plenty of song of course. You might recall the Tribute To Nashville cd re-enactment of the soundtrack to Robert Altman's 1975 film which she orchestrated a few years back. Such a curiously wonderful labor of love. So needless to say, any news of fresh collaborations with this lady is good news! Here, she and N.Q. Arbuckle make a great pairing, definitely kindred spirits. Despite the title, there's actually a sense of travel (She anecdotally namechecks Canadian cities along the way. Yes, you get a little geography lesson on each of her albums!), of movement, of restlessness, but also a yearning for the warm embrace of home. Call us crazy, but some of the songs (such as "Officer Down") conjured imaginings of a countrified Fleetwood Mac (Hmmm, we just noticed on the shrinkwrap sticker it sez "Carolyn lovingly calls it her Rumours". So we're not crazy!), while others (such as "Downtime") recall the electrified earthy hey day of Uncle Tupelo (but then again maybe that's because Neville Quinlan's voice is a deadringer for Jay Farrar's!). Both are very good points of reference in our books! Recommended.
MPEG Stream: "Officer Down"
MPEG Stream: "The 2nd Time"
MPEG Stream: "Canada Day/Toronto"

album cover MARK, CAROLYN & THE ROOM-MATES Terrible Hostess (Mint) cd 14.98
I can assure you that the title is by no means auto-biographical. Ms Carolyn is the lovely hostess with the most-est. Talk about a party girl! She along with her room-mates Tolan and Garth surely whip everyone else up into the mirthful merriment. Each on his or her own possesses a down to earth ease at entertaining that's something to behold, and together? Well, let's just say "get ready for the good times." Some of the best storytelling stage banter around. Her second album makes leaps and bounds from where her rough'n'tumble debut Party Girl left off. For one thing it's all studio recorded as opposed to her more lo-fi, song-in-every-city-across-Canada-in-a-Honda adventure. Since that album, she's performed a whole bunch in an ever-expanding range of venues and continued to play in the Corn Sisters with her good pal Neko Case (who, by the way, wrote a song about her - "Karoline" - on The Virginian). A much more polished, sophisticated lady who can still whoop it up and whomp yer butt! Much like fellow Canadian k.d. lang (yeah I know, aren't all Canadian female country artists compared to her?), she's able to slip gracefully from down home hillbilly stomp to elegant torch balladry and back again with nary a false step. This is most apparent on a particular three song stretch on this album ("Dirty Little Secret" through "Catscan"). With its warm horns, piano recorded in an old church across the street from the studio, a male chorus, there's an ever-present old tyme feel, bringing to mind the stage of the Grand Old Opry with its dapper gents and bouffanted ladies. The duet vocal interplay on "Catscan" rings with a fond familiarity much like that of George Jones and Tammy Wynette or Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty. Very nice!
RealAudio clip: "Dirty Little Secret"
RealAudio clip: "Inevitable"
RealAudio clip: "Catscan"

MARKANT Cat M 1 (Markant) lp 18.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
With more than a dozen LPs (17 as of this date) released in less than a year or so, Markant's prolific output has been compared to an electronica diary by Drew from Matmos... Working remarkably similar to Boards of Canada and the Skam output, Markant excels at constructing beautiful and melancholic melodies over sputtering post-AFX electronica breakbeats. With so many of his records out, there's sure to be a dud. So our recommendations are for... Cat M-5, Cat M-14, Cat M-17 and Cat M-18, but we will do our best to keep as many of them in stock!

MARKANT Cat M 10 (Markant) lp 18.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
With more than a dozen LPs (17 as of this date) released in less than a year or so, Markant's prolific output has been compared to an electronica diary by Drew from Matmos... Working remarkably similar to Boards of Canada and the Skam output, Markant excels at constructing beautiful and melancholic melodies over sputtering post-AFX electronica breakbeats. With so many of his records out, there's sure to be a dud. So our recommendations are for... Cat M-5, Cat M-14, Cat M-17 and Cat M-18, but we will do our best to keep as many of them in stock!

MARKANT Cat M 11 (Markant) lp 18.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
With more than a dozen LPs (17 as of this date) released in less than a year or so, Markant's prolific output has been compared to an electronica diary by Drew from Matmos... Working remarkably similar to Boards of Canada and the Skam output, Markant excels at constructing beautiful and melancholic melodies over sputtering post-AFX electronica breakbeats. With so many of his records out, there's sure to be a dud. So our recommendations are for... Cat M-5, Cat M-14, Cat M-17 and Cat M-18, but we will do our best to keep as many of them in stock!

MARKANT Cat M 12 (Markant) lp 18.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
With more than a dozen LPs (17 as of this date) released in less than a year or so, Markant's prolific output has been compared to an electronica diary by Drew from Matmos... Working remarkably similar to Boards of Canada and the Skam output, Markant excels at constructing beautiful and melancholic melodies over sputtering post-AFX electronica breakbeats. With so many of his records out, there's sure to be a dud. So our recommendations are for... Cat M-5, Cat M-14, Cat M-17 and Cat M-18, but we will do our best to keep as many of them in stock!

MARKANT Cat M 13 (Markant) lp 18.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
With more than a dozen LPs (17 as of this date) released in less than a year or so, Markant's prolific output has been compared to an electronica diary by Drew from Matmos... Working remarkably similar to Boards of Canada and the Skam output, Markant excels at constructing beautiful and melancholic melodies over sputtering post-AFX electronica breakbeats. With so many of his records out, there's sure to be a dud. So our recommendations are for... Cat M-5, Cat M-14, Cat M-17 and Cat M-18, but we will do our best to keep as many of them in stock!

MARKANT Cat M 14 (Markant) lp 18.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
With more than a dozen LPs (17 as of this date) released in less than a year or so, Markant's prolific output has been compared to an electronica diary by Drew from Matmos... Working remarkably similar to Boards of Canada and the Skam output, Markant excels at constructing beautiful and melancholic melodies over sputtering post-AFX electronica breakbeats. With so many of his records out, there's sure to be a dud. So our recommendations are for... Cat M-5, Cat M-14, Cat M-17 and Cat M-18, but we will do our best to keep as many of them in stock!

MARKANT Cat M 15 (Markant) lp 18.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
With more than a dozen LPs (17 as of this date) released in less than a year or so, Markant's prolific output has been compared to an electronica diary by Drew from Matmos... Working remarkably similar to Boards of Canada and the Skam output, Markant excels at constructing beautiful and melancholic melodies over sputtering post-AFX electronica breakbeats. With so many of his records out, there's sure to be a dud. So our recommendations are for... Cat M-5, Cat M-14, Cat M-17 and Cat M-18, but we will do our best to keep as many of them in stock!

MARKANT Cat M 16 (Markant) lp 18.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
With more than a dozen LPs (17 as of this date) released in less than a year or so, Markant's prolific output has been compared to an electronica diary by Drew from Matmos... Working remarkably similar to Boards of Canada and the Skam output, Markant excels at constructing beautiful and melancholic melodies over sputtering post-AFX electronica breakbeats. With so many of his records out, there's sure to be a dud. So our recommendations are for... Cat M-5, Cat M-14, Cat M-17 and Cat M-18, but we will do our best to keep as many of them in stock!

MARKANT Cat M 17 (Markant) lp 18.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
With more than a dozen LPs (17 as of this date) released in less than a year or so, Markant's prolific output has been compared to an electronica diary by Drew from Matmos... Working remarkably similar to Boards of Canada and the Skam output, Markant excels at constructing beautiful and melancholic melodies over sputtering post-AFX electronica breakbeats. With so many of his records out, there's sure to be a dud. So our recommendations are for... Cat M-5, Cat M-14, Cat M-17 and Cat M-18, but we will do our best to keep as many of them in stock!

MARKANT Cat M 17 (Markant) 2x10" 23.00
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
With more than a dozen LPs (17 as of this date) released in less than a year or so, Markant's prolific output has been compared to an electronica diary by Drew from Matmos... Working remarkably similar to Boards of Canada and the Skam output, Markant excels at constructing beautiful and melancholic melodies over sputtering post-AFX electronica breakbeats. With so many of his records out, there's sure to be a dud. So our recommendations are for... Cat M-5, Cat M-14, Cat M-17 and Cat M-18, but we will do our best to keep as many of them in stock!

MARKANT Cat M 2 (Markant) lp 18.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
With more than a dozen LPs (17 as of this date) released in less than a year or so, Markant's prolific output has been compared to an electronica diary by Drew from Matmos... Working remarkably similar to Boards of Canada and the Skam output, Markant excels at constructing beautiful and melancholic melodies over sputtering post-AFX electronica breakbeats. With so many of his records out, there's sure to be a dud. So our recommendations are for... Cat M-5, Cat M-14, Cat M-17 and Cat M-18, but we will do our best to keep as many of them in stock!

MARKANT Cat M 3 (Markant) lp 18.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
With more than a dozen LPs (17 as of this date) released in less than a year or so, Markant's prolific output has been compared to an electronica diary by Drew from Matmos... Working remarkably similar to Boards of Canada and the Skam output, Markant excels at constructing beautiful and melancholic melodies over sputtering post-AFX electronica breakbeats. With so many of his records out, there's sure to be a dud. So our recommendations are for... Cat M-5, Cat M-14, Cat M-17 and Cat M-18, but we will do our best to keep as many of them in stock!

MARKANT Cat M 4 (Markant) lp 18.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
With more than a dozen LPs (17 as of this date) released in less than a year or so, Markant's prolific output has been compared to an electronica diary by Drew from Matmos... Working remarkably similar to Boards of Canada and the Skam output, Markant excels at constructing beautiful and melancholic melodies over sputtering post-AFX electronica breakbeats. With so many of his records out, there's sure to be a dud. So our recommendations are for... Cat M-5, Cat M-14, Cat M-17 and Cat M-18, but we will do our best to keep as many of them in stock!

MARKANT Cat M 5 (Markant) lp 18.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
With more than a dozen LPs (17 as of this date) released in less than a year or so, Markant's prolific output has been compared to an electronica diary by Drew from Matmos... Working remarkably similar to Boards of Canada and the Skam output, Markant excels at constructing beautiful and melancholic melodies over sputtering post-AFX electronica breakbeats. With so many of his records out, there's sure to be a dud. So our recommendations are for... Cat M-5, Cat M-14, Cat M-17 and Cat M-18, but we will do our best to keep as many of them in stock!

MARKANT Cat M 6 (Markant) lp 18.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
With more than a dozen LPs (17 as of this date) released in less than a year or so, Markant's prolific output has been compared to an electronica diary by Drew from Matmos... Working remarkably similar to Boards of Canada and the Skam output, Markant excels at constructing beautiful and melancholic melodies over sputtering post-AFX electronica breakbeats. With so many of his records out, there's sure to be a dud. So our recommendations are for... Cat M-5, Cat M-14, Cat M-17 and Cat M-18, but we will do our best to keep as many of them in stock!

MARKANT Cat M 7 (Markant) lp 18.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
With more than a dozen LPs (17 as of this date) released in less than a year or so, Markant's prolific output has been compared to an electronica diary by Drew from Matmos... Working remarkably similar to Boards of Canada and the Skam output, Markant excels at constructing beautiful and melancholic melodies over sputtering post-AFX electronica breakbeats. With so many of his records out, there's sure to be a dud. So our recommendations are for... Cat M-5, Cat M-14, Cat M-17 and Cat M-18, but we will do our best to keep as many of them in stock!

MARKANT Cat M 8 (Markant) lp 18.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
With more than a dozen LPs (17 as of this date) released in less than a year or so, Markant's prolific output has been compared to an electronica diary by Drew from Matmos... Working remarkably similar to Boards of Canada and the Skam output, Markant excels at constructing beautiful and melancholic melodies over sputtering post-AFX electronica breakbeats. With so many of his records out, there's sure to be a dud. So our recommendations are for... Cat M-5, Cat M-14, Cat M-17 and Cat M-18, but we will do our best to keep as many of them in stock!

MARKANT Cat M 9 (Markant) lp 18.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
With more than a dozen LPs (17 as of this date) released in less than a year or so, Markant's prolific output has been compared to an electronica diary by Drew from Matmos... Working remarkably similar to Boards of Canada and the Skam output, Markant excels at constructing beautiful and melancholic melodies over sputtering post-AFX electronica breakbeats. With so many of his records out, there's sure to be a dud. So our recommendations are for... Cat M-5, Cat M-14, Cat M-17 and Cat M-18, but we will do our best to keep as many of them in stock!

MARKANT Cat M-21 (Markant) 2lp 27.00
Yup, the twenty-first album in less than two years (!?!) from the Bavarian electronica prodigy is his most diverse and most humorous so far. The sputtering breakbeats and melancholic melodies found on the previous 20 albums are fused with near jazz experimentations that would make any Squarepusher fan happy!

MARKANT Infam (Markant) cd 16.98
After a seemingly endless barrage of vinyl only releases, Carsten Endrass (aka Markant) has finally produced his first CD -- a format much better suited to his extended passages of melancholic, IDM-based electronica. It's not entirely clear if these tracks had come from the last couple of Markant singles, but we have encountered rumours that "Infam" may in fact be a compendium of his more recent singles. Since we haven't heard those singles, we can't be certain. Anyway, Markant specializes in slow revelations of melody and rhythm within the somewhat limiting agendas of IDM (especially those of Autechre and Boards of Canada). With the whirring sputter of a filtered / distorted breakbeat as the structural constant, Markant gradually introduces sombre electronic melodies and counterpoints, to create majestic crescendos that are on par with the melodramatic orchestral swells of Sigur Ros, but fortunately devoid of those saccharine vocals. Ardent fans of Boards of Canada, who have been patiently waiting for another that may never come, should certainly take note of Markant!
RealAudio clip: "Badesi"
RealAudio clip: "Evektion"
RealAudio clip: "Gras"

album cover MARKANT Vice Versa (Markant) cd 15.98
The once hyper-prolific Markant entered the IDM / electronica community with a flurry of releases, which seemed to appear with almost monthly regularity. These vinyl only releases (now all out of print) were short albums or long singles each clocking in around 35 minutes, and were often situated near the melancholic, lullaby electronica of Aphex Twin or Boards of Canada. After a brief, ill advised detour into questionable sort-of jazz-fusion (ala Squarepusher) at the end of his series of vinyl only releases, Markant has shifted his attention to more fully developed albums on cd. "Vice Versa" is his second cd release after "Infam," firmly planted back in the aesthetics of his earliest singles with lilting electronics and whirring, cybernetic breakbeats. Markant hasn't the knack for melody and rhythm that any of the aforementioned artists have; yet he is certainly aware of his own limitations. Markant succeeds through his insistence upon the theme of repetition and difference, as he sequences tightly structured palpitations of simple melodies, ambient washes, and mechanized rhythms that by themselves would be quite uninteresting. Yet, after layering his tracks for 8 - 12 minutes and gradually shifting the parameters of those sounds, Markant crafts a sublime electronica which really does get under your skin. If you're one of the many who claim allegiance to Boards of Canada, you should certainly check this album out and allow it some time to grow on you.
RealAudio clip: "Spurwechsel"
RealAudio clip: "Vice Versa"

album cover MARKEY, DAVID & JORDAN SCHWARTZ We Got Power (Bazillion Points) book 37.95
Holy crap, Bazillion Points does it again, another amazing book, and another collection rescuing some amazing influential zine from oblivion, this one collecting all of the issues of legendary Southern California punk zine We Got Power, which was edited by Mr. Dave Markey, who if you're a SoCal eighties punk nerd, you might know better as the director of both Lovedolls Superstar and Desperate Teenage Lovedolls, and yeah later The Year That Punk Broke, but those movies, starring of course Redd Kross and a who's who of the scene, were perhaps our favorite documents of that era. We missed out the We Got Power zine, which existed from 1981-1983, and consisted of five issues (although a sixth unreleased issue is included here) and featured pretty much everyone and anyone you could want to read about: Flipper, Wasted Youth, Nervous Gender, Red Cross (before they became Redd Kross), Overkill, Saccharine Trust, DOA, Misfits, Channel Three, T.S.O.L, No Crisis, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Bad Religion, Minor Threat, Husker Du, Suicidal Tendencies, Circle Jerks, Vandals, White Flag, Necros, and more more more. Not to mention, record reviews, show reviews, columns, amazing ads for classic records, and assorted other silliness/radness. The amazing thing is, that the reprints of We Got Power, barely take up any of the book. The majority of which is made up of essays by Henry Rollins, Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena, Keith Morris, Mike Watt, Pat Fear and tons of others, but the real treasure here are the loads of rare vintage photos documenting the scene at the time, which of course included Redd Kross, the Gun Club, Circle Jerks, Black Flag, The Descendents, The Minutemen, Saccharine Trust, Government Issue, Social Distortion, JFA, the Big Boys, Nip Drivers, Suicidal Tendencies, fIREHOSE, Butthole Surfers, D.R.I. and so much more, not to mention amazing shots of club kids and punks, old venues, various locations that are gone, or that have been totally transformed, it's an incredible look back at not just the scene, but the time, and the place, and the people.
A thick coffee table style hardcover book, with swank debossed full color covers, and it weighs a ton, so mailorder folks, this will get shipped by weight, not at the single item rate, just FYI.

album cover MARKIE, BIZ The Biz Never Sleeps (Cold Chillin') lp 21.00

album cover MARKIS SAGE Paper Boat (Losonofono) cassette 8.98
Yo, skweee fans!!! Skweee alert!!!
We're always happy to have something new to share with you from the realm of this wonderful Scandinavian-originated electronic micro-genre. This time, from the same label that last brought us Daniel Savio's Nekropolis lp, here's a limited edition cassette tape from the duo of skweee big shots Rigas Den Andre and Mesak (also an ex-member of Mr. Velcro Fastener)! Collaborating together, they're calling themselves Markis Sage (?), and making skweee with a "Boogie Disco" infusion... This, their first full-length effort, consists of seven new cuts as well as alternate versions of three tracks that previously surfaced on singles and comps.
As any skweee fancier might expect, this is hip hopped lo-fi glitchfunk, full of choppy electro zip-blip and '80s style synth wobble. The tempos are probably too slowed down (or the rhythms too jittery!) for the dancefloor, but great for groovin' in the car or at your crib. And while it's almost all-instrumental, like most skweee, the cover and some track titles suggests a comic book horror theme ("Creature Of Lagoon"), but one with paper boats, blimps, and other oddities of their skweeed-up imagination.
Ok, now pay attention, here's some special info pertinent to his release/format, you'll wanna know: this cassette is strictly limited to 100 hand-numbered copies, and comes with a download code, as well as a coupon that will allow you to get the album on vinyl direct from the label for only $5 (+shipping), WHEN and IF the vinyl version comes out. Basically, they're only gonna do an lp of this if they sell all the tapes first. Which, we can't imagine they won't.
MPEG Stream: "Creature Of Lagoon"
MPEG Stream: "Ranking Officer"

album cover MARKKU LAHTELAN SIRKUS Vol. 1 (Kevyt Nostalgia) cd 13.98
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This Finnish duo don't make it easy to describe their music, that's for sure -- but at least we got the magic word "Finnish" in there right off!
The very first track here, "Kun Tulet Tarpeeksi Lahelle, Muutun Perhoseksi", explores moody, cinematic, improvised post-rock textures, building to a noisy, intense climax over the course of 13 minutes. The next, "Nurin Lentaa Lintu", is more of a droning electronic soundscape, abruptly joined by primitive percussion and guitar freakery. Some of the other tracks are even more abstract and ambient, constructed of hiss and crackle, cello and cassette sound collage. Or at one moment this will be all placid and mellow, maybe acoustic guitar and bongos to the fore, before switching with the next track to a weird percolating proggy funky free jazzy thing. A diverse success, and quite carefully crafted/edited, it seems. Fans of other weirdness from Finland (like Avarus and Doktor Kettu) and elsewhere for that matter should check this out.
MPEG Stream: "Kun Tulet Tarpeeksi Lahelle, Muutun Perhoseksi"
MPEG Stream: "Vimikoynnoksen Tytar"

album cover MARKOWSKI, VINCENT Dirty Capsules (DC Recordings) 12" 13.98

album cover MARL, MARLEY The Best Of Cold Chillin' (Cold Chillin') 2cd 16.98
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Double disc reissue of legendary producer Marley Marl's first two full length albums, released in '88 and '91 respectively. Queens-born Marley Marl *founded* the Cold Chillin' label whose Juice Crew in turn launched the careers of Roxanne Shante, Masta Ace, Biz Markie, Kool G Rap, etc. These two albums feature all of those mentioned above, also LL Cool J (Marl produced his million-selling Mama Said Knock You Out), Big Daddy Kane, Heavy D, and more. The cuts are bright and crisp with sampled 'n looped hooks galore. Cool.
RealAudio clip: "The Symphony"
RealAudio clip: "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize"

MARLEY, BOB Chant Down Babylon (Tuffgong / Island) cd 17.98
In contrast to the exceptional compilation from Trojan records of 70's Jamaican producers and vocalists performing Marley's numbers, this reeks of major label exploitation. "Duets" with the legendary Bob Marley and contemporary chartbusters Erykah Badu, Krayzie Bone, Guru, Rakim, Busta Rhymes, Lauren Hill, Lost Boyz, MC Lyte, The Marley Brother & The Ghetto Youths Crew, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry, Chuck D, and The Roots.

MARLOW Colussus (Black Acre) 12" 13.98

MARQUIS DE TREN AND BONNY BILLY Get On Jolly (Palace Records) cdep 13.98
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The beloved Bonny Billy (a.k.a. Will Oldham / Palace) returns just in time to completely redeem his reputation after the rather unremarkable EP with Rian Murphy. On this new EP, Oldham collaborates with amazing guitarist Mick Turner (of Dirty Three fame). The results are six of the most beautifully elegant songs we've heard from Mr. Oldham in many moons. The dark overtones of "I See a Darkness" coupled with Turner's sparse, fractured melodies, delicately plucked -- and no twang, just stark atmosphere. The lyrics are adapted from a book of Indian love poems called GITANJALI (hence the play on words in the album title). Overall, a very, very beautiful record. Forget how sick you've gotten of Oldham, this is really lovely.
A sample of the lyrics:
when you ask me to sing
it feels like my heart
could burst with pride
when i look at your face
tears come to my eyes
i know you take pleasure
in my singing
i know that only when i sing
do you hear me

and drunk with the joy of singing
i forget myself
and call you my friend


RealAudio clip: "25"
RealAudio clip: "64"

album cover MARR, JOHNNY AND THE HEATERS Boomslang (Artist Direct) cd 16.98
Upon first sight of this cd, we were taken aback by the odd identicalness of the band members' mouths. Byram proclaimed that they looked like seagulls flying off in the distance - thin inky curving lines - and they absolutely do. But enough about their petulant embouchures, this album marks not only the debut of Johnny Marr's new band but also of his premiere as a lead vocalist and frontman. As well, all but one of the songs are credited to Marr as the sole songwriter. The lone exception is "Inbetweens" which was co-written with bandmates bassist Alonzo Bevan (ex-Kula Shakur), guitarist Adam Grey and drummer Zac Starkey (who is indeed Ringo's son). Generally this is standard Brit rock fare (think watered down Stone Roses or Oasis) made notable only by the presence of Marr's name on it. Unfortunately the one thing we all hoped would be the highlight and defining factor of Boomslang is all in all absent - that is, Marr's guitar playing. Alas!
RealAudio clip: "The Last Ride"
RealAudio clip: "Inbetweens"

album cover MARS The Complete Studio Recordings (Important) lp 17.98
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Of the four bands that graced the No New York compilation, Mars has always been the most enigmatic, having only recorded 32 minutes of music in the studio. Yet, their sound has been vastly influential upon the development of bands like Sonic Youth and the Swans as well as every single band that seeks to embrace the No Wave spirirt. In their very short career (spanning something like 18 months), the Mars sound was defined by psychotic / narcoleptic investigations into thoroughly damaged improvisations; yet, their early ventures into structured songs (i.e. "3E," "11,000 Volts," and "Helen Fordsdale,") are so jaw-droppingly energetic, complex, and curiously catchy that their evolution into the abstract can be a bit frustrating. Yet, it is precisely this tension between the the proto-Daydream Nation, avant-punk riffs they clearly had a knack for and the delirious throbs of noise that became Mars signature and that has made Mars so compelling after all these years. For die-hard Mars fans, these recordings are in fact the original masters that bassist Mark Cunningham found a few years back. The earlier Mars retrospective 78+ originally released on Lydia Lunch's Widowspeak and later on Atavistic found Jim "Foetus" Thirlwell reconstructing many of the recordings which had been considered lost. Regardless, Mars was an amazing band who was well ahead of their time, and this document clearly proves that. This deluxe LP is limited to 1000 copies, athough it is still available on cd as well.

MARS The Complete Studio Recordings NYC 1977-1978 (No More) cd 15.98
Of the four bands that graced the No New York compilation, Mars has always been the most enigmatic, having only recorded 32 minutes of music in the studio. Yet, their sound has been vastly influential upon the development of bands like Sonic Youth and the Swans as well as every single band that seeks to embrace the No Wave spirirt. In their very short career (spanning something like 18 months), the Mars sound was defined by psychotic / narcoleptic investigations into thoroughly damaged improvisations; yet, their early ventures into structured songs (i.e. "3E," "11,000 Volts," and "Helen Fordsdale,") are so jaw-droppingly energetic, complex, and curiously catchy that their evolution into the abstract can be a bit frustrating. Yet, it is precisely this tension between the the proto-Daydream Nation, avant-punk riffs they clearly had a knack for and the delirious throbs of noise that became Mars signature that has made Mars so compelling after all these years. For die-hard Mars fans, these recordings are in fact the original masters that bassist Mark Cunningham found a few years back. The earlier Mars retrospective 78+ originally published on Lydia Lunch's Widowspeak and later on Atavistic found Jim "Foetus" Thirlwell reconstructing many of the recordings which had been considered lost. Regardless, Mars was an amazing band who was well ahead of their time, and this document clearly proves that.

album cover MARS VOLTA Amputechture (Universal) cd 15.98
The Mars Volta, the still relatively youthful captains of the league of recent prog progeny, have consistently presented themselves as a very promising sonic entity of cryptic cerebral progressive substance. However despite what they themselves might believe, it seems the shoes they're trying to fill still might require some growin' in. With Amputechture, they've sure shorn the last of their At The Drive-In-ness (both musically and appearance-wise including one large 'fro). Really, on paper it all sounds fantastic... sci-fi inspired, Latin salsa infused prog rock, but what comes out of the speakers sounds more like aimless prog-styled noodly guitar solos and ill-conceived pretentious posturing that lacks the direction, composition and fortitude of its forefathers. And to be honest, there are a million bands doing this modern metallic prog thing a whole lot better. Weirder, heavier, more complex, more energetic, more inspired, take your pick, Chiodos, Circa Survive, Coheed And Cambria... And while we love John Frusciante (at least his fucked up solo records, his presence on the album doesn't help matters much if at all. A high falutin' disappointment.
MPEG Stream: "Tetragrammaton"
MPEG Stream: "Day Of The Baphomets"

album cover MARS VOLTA Amputechture (Universal) lp 19.98
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The Mars Volta, the still relatively youthful captains of the league of recent prog progeny, have consistently presented themselves as a very promising sonic entity of cryptic cerebral progressive substance. However despite what they themselves might believe, it seems the shoes they're trying to fill still might require some growin' in. With Amputechture, they've sure shorn the last of their At The Drive-In-ness (both musically and appearance-wise including one large 'fro). Really, on paper it all sounds fantastic... sci-fi inspired, Latin salsa infused prog rock, but what comes out of the speakers sounds more like aimless prog-styled noodly guitar solos and ill-conceived pretentious posturing that lacks the direction, composition and fortitude of its forefathers. And to be honest, there are a million bands doing this modern metallic prog thing a whole lot better. Weirder, heavier, more complex, more energetic, more inspired, take your pick, Chiodos, Circa Survive, Coheed And Cambria... And while we love John Frusciante (at least his fucked up solo records, his presence on the album doesn't help matters much if at all. A high falutin' disappointment.
MPEG Stream: "Tetragrammaton"
MPEG Stream: "Day Of The Baphomets"

album cover MARS VOLTA Francis The Mute (GSL) 3lp 27.00
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Now on vinyl in the form of this ultra deluxe triple lp set!!!
Uh oh. Here we are again, with the band that creates lovers or haters more than any other I know. Although, I have to say, personally I'm kind of on the fence about them! Jon Theodore is one of the most amazing drummers I've ever seen or heard. Their live show is absolutely entertaining, especially when joined by John Frusciante, who's contribution of a second incessant guitar solo seems to make their music make sense. As well, Omar and Cedric's pants are just so tight, it is unbelievable. Their Tremulant EP was shocking. It was this full-on indie-power-prog, like nothing I'd heard before. Their music went somewhere... and kept on going... though, I don't think I understood exactly "where". Their debut full-length, Deloused In The Comatorium (with its odd name and pretty terrible artwork) was still totally beyond me. Not truly prog, not truly indie-pop... someplace in between, with technical insanity, near-constant meter-changes and polyrhythm incessantry. A lot of people seemed to take MV as though they were a total mess of music: ornate, pompous, not at all worthy of any ounce of praise, let alone the legions of "extreme" fans all over the world.
Now, Frances The Mute, their second full-length, is monolithic at 77 minutes long. Despite that length, it seems to be a bit more digestible. I would certainly have something that felt like jet-lag if I had to listen to the whole thing in one sitting, but to dedicated fans, of which there are many, this will hardly be enough power-progtastic-indie-pop. And of course, MV still features Lars Ulrich's and my favorite drummer, Jon Theodore.
MPEG Stream: "The Widow"
MPEG Stream: "Cassandra Geminni: A. Tarantism"

album cover MARS VOLTA Inertiatic ESP / Drunkship Of Lanterns (Picture Disc) (GSL / Erika) 12" Picture Disc 12.98
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Hey Mars Volta completists! Here's another striking picture disc from these post-prog cool kids. Not the place to start if you're just getting acquainted with these fellows. Head straight for their Tremulant EP first. Limited pressing of 5000.

album cover MARS VOLTA Octahedron (Warner Bros. ) cd 13.98
This latest release from modern prog heroes Mars Volta finds them at their orchestrated and organized best. Omar Rodriguez Lopez lays on the guitar effects while Cedric Bixler Zavala's vocals soar above and beyond into the stratosphere. There's a lot of extended build ups (as one has grown to expect) and some really crazy drum work on this record (especially on "Cotopaxi"). Though most of the eight tracks rock almost beyond belief, there are a couple sloooow, dreamy jams that almost require closed eyes and a doobie to fully appreciate.
MPEG Stream: "Since We've Been Wrong"
MPEG Stream: "Teflon"
MPEG Stream: "Halo Of Nembutals"

album cover MARS VOLTA Octahedron (Rodriguez Lopez Productions) 2lp 38.00
Now on not so cheap vinyl (special for this Saturday's Vinyl Record Store Day)... This latest release from modern prog heroes Mars Volta finds them at their orchestrated and organized best. Omar Rodriguez Lopez lays on the guitar effects while Cedric Bixler Zavala's vocals soar above and beyond into the stratosphere. There's a lot of extended build ups (as one has grown to expect) and some really crazy drum work on this record (especially on "Cotopaxi"). Though most of the eight tracks rock almost beyond belief, there are a couple sloooow, dreamy jams that almost require closed eyes and a doobie to fully appreciate.
MPEG Stream: "Since We've Been Wrong"
MPEG Stream: "Teflon"
MPEG Stream: "Halo Of Nembutals"

album cover MARS VOLTA Scabdates (GSL / Universal ) cd 14.98
Eeep, that rather gnarly album title and one particularly excessive guitar solo in the 11th track aside, this live album from nouveau world proggy youths The Mars Volta will surely please their many fans (hell, maybe those two things won't bother you). Although it clocks in at just under 74 minutes (not really all that long for a prog-rock journey, is it?) of tripped-out jams, more structured songs and surprising little crowd noise, some of us found Scabdates to be somewhat long-winded and self-indulgent... but we're sure for the diehards the time will fly by. Not the first nor best place to start if you're just now getting around to a first encounter with these fellows though (if that's the case, check out their awesome debut Tremulant cdep -- a tight concise workout to launch you into the MV orbit).
MPEG Stream: "Abrasions Mount The Timpani"
MPEG Stream: "Cicatriz Pt. 3"

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