Ustad Abdul Karim Khan – ‘1934-1935’ CD
More than seventy years since his death in 1937, Ustad Abdul Karim Khan retains his reputation as one of the greatest singers India ever produced. Possessed of an elastic, honied voice that poured out like mercury, he influenced generations of singers including Mohammed Rafi, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, and Pandit Pran Nath. Compiled by Ian Nagoski.
Mi & L’au – ‘If Beauty Is A Crime’ CD
After exploring their creative impulses through strings, horns, pianos, and varied folk influences, Mi and L’au have decided to venture into a newer, more electric environment on their newest record. If Beauty is a Crime doesn’t feature a single guitar. In fact, you won’t find a traditional instrument anywhere on it. The simple, stripped-down sound for which they’ve become so well known is transformed on their latest album, shaped unexpectedly by circuits, programs, and mechanical processes.
Portraits – ‘Portraits’ LP
Beautiful new full length LP featuring Jefre Cantu-Ledesma (Root Strata, Tarentel), Evan Caminiti & Jon Porras from Barn Owl, Lisa McGee (Higuma), Gregg Kowalsky (Date Palms), Marielle Jakobsons (Date Palms), Maxwell Croy (Root Strata/EN) Steven Dye & Tony Cross (Tarentel alum) and Michel Elrod, who plays tambura with Date Palms, Barn Owl & The Alps among others. Edition of 500. Screen printed jackets. First 100 on color vinyl.
MASTER MUSICIANS OF BUKKAKE – ‘Live Totems: Test Pressing’ LP
Edition of 100 white label test pressings in screen printed jackets. Originally produced for MMOB’s European tour prior to the manufacturing of the commercial pressing. These tests pressings landed here too late to travel abroad with the band.