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Staff Picks – January 2021

January 2021’s archived staff picks.


Alex’s Picks

  • Mamman Sani – Unreleased Tapes (1981-1984)
    $21.00 | , Read more

    Experimentation in early electronic music in the Sahara from the singular Mamman Sani. Dreamy organs and droning melodies reinterpret ancient folk tradition into sublime fantastical soundscape. [...]

  • Caetano Veloso – Transa
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    Transa is the fourth album by Brazilian musician Caetano Veloso, released on 1972 by PolyGram. Like its predecessor, it was recorded while the artist was exiled in London, though he returned to [...]

  • Kenny Knight – Crossroads
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    The first-ever reissue of the private-press country-rock rarity by Colorado auto body painter, Marine, and garage band lifer Kenny Knight—he played in the original ’60s Black Flag—Crossroads [...]

  • Doug & Jean Carn – Spirit Of The New Land
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    Of all the artists who recorded for the Black Jazz label, keyboardist and composer Doug Carn was the most prolific, releasing four albums for the imprint. 1972’s Spirit of the New Land was [...]

Brandon’s Picks

  • Sun Ra ‎– The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra, Vol. I
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    2019 repress. 180-gram black vinyl. The astonishing sessions that went light years beyond “free jazz” improvisation to create a music of deeply felt, explosive and gentle gesture made [...]

  • Moist 96 – S/T LP [Miami Party – Serious HEAT]
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    NYC by way of Miami, Moist 96 is a new project of Rene Nunez, mostly known through the years for his work under the name, Horoscope. Culled together from decaying tapes, bled out and dubbed one [...]

  • The Glass Path – Turn In The Track CS
    $7.00 | Add to cart

    ‘Incredible Michigan tape music – The true sound of the basement crawling underbelly of Detroit – A beautiful ugliness. Beyond stellar tape – one of the best of 2020 [...]

Cleo’s Picks

  • Coil – Time Machines
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    Initially a rough demo tape recorded solely by Coil member Drew McDowall, Time Machines started to take full form when McDowall enthusiastically delivered these demo recordings to bandmates John [...]

  • Controlled Death – Selected Evil And Death Works 2018-2019
    $15.00 | Read more

    Maso Yamazaki aka MASONNA, who started working in 2017 Raw Black Electronics Project. Black Death Noise and Evil Vocalization with a theme of “Death”. The sound is filled with a sense [...]

  • Puce Mary – The Drought
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    Building from a reputation of arresting live performances and critically acclaimed releases Puce Mary breaks new ground with The Drought, evolving from the tropes of industrial and power [...]

  • Jackie Shane-Any Other Way
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    Recognized by genre aficionados as one of the greatest singers and most riveting stage presences in soul music, Jackie Shane has remained largely unknown outside Toronto, where her career briefly [...]

Dan’s Picks

  • The Mekons ‎– The Quality Of Mercy Is Not Strnen
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    “After two singles for Fast Product, Leeds art-punk collective The Mekons signed with Virgin Records in 1979. The band would have to borrow gear from their mates Gang Of Four to record [...]

  • This Mortal Coil – Blood
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    Landing at the start of a new decade, after much had happened in both producer Ivo Watts-Russell’s life and with his 4AD label, the final part of the This Mortal Coil trilogy, Blood (1991), felt [...]

  • Rose McDowall – Cut With The Cake Knife
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    Cut With the Cake Knife was recorded by Rose McDowall in 1988 and 1989 following the break up of her group Strawberry Switchblade. Produced with the aid of several musicians in several studios, [...]

Hannah’s Picks

  • Cleaners From Venus – Extra Wages
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    Parting is such sweet sorrow! We at Captured Tracks have been so honored to release the wildly expansive catalogue of Martin Newell and the Cleaners From Venus that we couldn’t say [...]

Jon’s Picks

  • This Kind Of Punishment – A Beard Of Bees
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    “In the fertile terrain of New Zealand’s 1980s post-punk scene, few figures loom as large as the Jefferies brothers. Graeme Jefferies and Peter Jefferies — the primary forces [...]

  • Family Fodder – Savoir Faire
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    First time on vinyl. Limited transparent pale blue vinyl. A ‘best of’ collection of their series of eccentric post-punk singles and albums between 1979 and 1982. Described as [...]

Justin’s Picks

  • Patrick Still Lives – Blu-Ray
    $26.00 | Add to cart

    Shortly after the Ozploitation shocker PATRICK became a worldwide hit, producer Gabriele Crisanti (BURIAL GROUND), screenwriter Piero Regnoli (NIGHTMARE CITY) and director Mario Landi (GIALLO IN [...]

  • The Barbarians – Blu-Ray
    $24.00 | Add to cart

    An evil ruler Kadar (Richard Lynch; Invasion USA, Bad Dreams, Cut and Run) enslaves Canary, a beautiful young queen (Virginia Bryant; Demons 2), and two twin boys from her clan. Canary’s faithful [...]


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