Honestly, you wait ages for a new Faust news story and then along come two. Just found out that the very tasteful San Francisco reissue label Superior Viaduct (responsible for such choice reissues as Tarkovsky soundtracks, Alice Coltrane and The Residents) are bring drone minimalist Tony Conrad’s 1973 collaboration with Faust. Recorded in their Wumme studio during the peak years, its a classic of the avant-garde. The 1993 reissue on Table of the Elements has long been out of print and unaffordable second hand so this comes as a real godsend. Its coming soon on vinyl and CD and can be pre-ordered herehttp://www.superiorviaduct.com/collections/tony-conrad
For Record Store Day 2014, Numero Records are putting out a box set of early Dinosaur Jr singles on 7″. Collected inside are Dinosaur Jr.’s replicas of first four singles for the SST and Homestead labels, a bonus fifth 7″ pairing “Show Me The Way” with a cover of the Byrds’ “Feel A Whole Lot Better,” a essay by sleeve designer Maura Jasper on her creative process and friendship with J Mascis, and a book of unused work from the period.
Their 2005 album “Black One” has just been reissued on vinyl with white vinyl available from the new web store, the grey vinyl from their bandcamp page and a silver version will be available from the forthcoming Southern Lord Europe webstore.
In addition the band play the following European tour dates:
December 12th – De Kreun – Kortrijk, Belgium
December 13th – State-X New Forms Festival – Den Hagg, Netherlands
Find out this Christmas if someone really loves you – on December 2nd, Mute Records are putting out a Can box set containing no less than 17 records. Containing all the established albums including the previously omitted “Out Of Reach” and a new live album entitled “Can Live, Sussex University 1975” which they say will not be released anywhere outside of this box set.
The box set uses brand new masters, created and cut to vinyl by Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters, London. Remasters and vinyl processing was coordinated by long time collaborator, Jono Podmore.
Word in that Badabing are continuing their public service reissues of obscure, sold-out Natural Snow Buildings releases by tackling the Daughters of Darkness box set.
Originally a 5 cassette set in a limited edition of 150, they are actually bringing this epic work to vinyl and CD in box set format.
The CD also includes bonus tracks taken from the companion release “Daughters of Darkness V”.
There are 300 vinyl box sets (8 LP) and 500 CD ones (6 CDs). They boxes are hand painted and the CD version is being put out for the cost of two CD albums, which is shockingly cheap.
Sadly, they’re not reforming like Loop kindly have, but Fire Records are reissuing the first three albums on coloured vinyl
And there’s a previously unreleased instrumental version of “Why Couldn’t I See?” along with new tracks from Sonic Boom’s Spectrum and MGMT on a forthcoming GPS anniversary 7″ [was due to come out about now but MGMT’s label have asked GPS to wait a bit]
Brazilian label Essence Music have announced their newest releases are to be two reissues of esteemed releases by Finnish hypno-metal experimentalists Circle.
The studio album “Prospekt” is revived alongside live album “Soundcheck”, both in limited runs of 800 copies on CD in miniature gatefold-LP style sleeves. This comes on the back of recent albums by Aidan Baker and a reissue of the first live album by Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
Spoon Records are teaming up once again with Mute for the 40th anniversary of Can’s classic landmark album “Tago Mago”.
This new edition comes packaged in the original UK artwork for the first time since 1971, and includes a bonus CD featuring 50 minutes of unreleased live material from 1972, remastered in 2011.
Oh Yeah (07:23)
Peking O (11:38)
Bring Me Coffee Or Tea (06:47)
Mushroom (Live 1972) (08:42)
Spoon (Live 1972) (29:55)
Halleluwah (Live 1972) (09:12)
To further celebrate this landmark album, Abtart gallery in Stuttgart (16 Sep – 5 Nov) (www.abtart.com) and Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin (24 Nov – 18 Dec) (www.bethanien.de) will host *Halleluwah!*, a visual homage to Can. Artists have been invited to interpret Can’s pioneering role in composition, sound, playing technique, and group dynamics.
Comprising painting, drawing, videos, objects, and sound pieces that relate to the broad spectrum of the band’s manifestations and to the facets of the collective, including critical considerations of its being turned into a myth, some works will respond to the covers of CAN albums, others will be investigations or continuations of sound into the present, while yet others will simply be hallucinatory bows before these
great musicians. For further information, and a full list of confirmed artists which includes Albert Oehlen, Daniel Richter, Malcolm Mooney, Carsten Nicolai, go to: http://www.spoonrecords.com/
All 14 of Can’s studio albums have been newly cut to vinyl from the remastered tapes for release as a vinyl deluxe box set in early 2012. This will include CDs of all the albums, extensive booklets, an exclusive never released live album (vinyl only) and a newly remastered “Out Of Reach” (previously missed out of the reissue campaign). The vinyl deluxe box set will be available for pre-order at the beginning of October 2011.
In addition, there will be a box set, “The Lost Tapes*, will be released in March 2012. Curated by Irmin Schmidt and Daniel Miller, and edited and compiled by Jono Podmore, this will include unreleased studio, soundtrack and live material.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Michael Karoli’s death on the 17th November 2011, Spoon Records will offer a Best Of Michael Karoli Edit for free download on their site www.spoonrecords.com
Tourette Records are re-releasing Nurse With Wound’s 1997 collaboration with Czech musician Aranos. The album was originally out only on CD but this edition comes on double transparent vinyl. Also, it comes across in the press release as having bonus material on side D. There will be 440 regular copies and 60 art editions with hand made sleeves. There is no confirmed release date but pre-orders are now being taken by the label