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Artist: COOPER, MIKE
Title: World Slide
Format: 12"
Label: Ethbo
Country: UK
Price: $11.00
"Preceding the Killing Melody LP by ten years, this EP was recorded by Mike in the late 90s and originally released on his own CDr label Hipshot. A 500 only pressing, these are the last remaining copies. Mike is a British blues legend. In the early 60s he supported John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed, Howling Wolf, Son House and many more American blues artists on their UK visits - as well as backing British R&B bands. He honed his guitar skills to later include steel blues and Hawaiian lap steel guitar. From the 80s onwards, he ventured into more avant garde territory and has continued to beat a path somewhere between all these styles. The three tracks here represent his later experiments with lo-fi loops and Hawaiian steel guitar. They were recorded in his kitchen in Rome, on a primitive computer, dumped onto minidisc and then CD. The result is a quiet and multilayered recording. This was a challenge even for Porkys George Peckham to master, but after a few takes, the record was pressed at the old EMI plant, shortly before their machinery was sold off. World Slide and New Hula Slide demonstrate Mikes fusion of the traditional Hawaiian melody with dirty avant garde loops. New Hard Times is a slide guitar and vocal blues, stripped down and angry." -Ethbo

Artist: V/A
Title: Killing Melody - Instrumental Music From Japanese Pinky Violence Movies
Format: LP
Label: Ethbo
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Subtitled: Instrumental Music From Japanese Pinky Violence Movies. The title Killing Melody is from the movie Criminal Woman: Killing Melody and sets the scene for a taste of Pinky Violence. Any filmgoer new to the genre should be warned: Pinky Violence movies are not for the prudish or faint hearted. With the irreverence of Luis Bunuel, the slapstick of a Carry On film, the frisson of Russ Meyer, all combined with callous violence. That said, they can be a whole lot of fun. They have more than a resemblance to Blaxploitation movies, yet these films were made before Cleopatra Jones, Coffy and the like. The music selected for this album is not limited to Pinky Violence films, but also the New Action gangster series and the erotic avant garde of Koji Wakamatsu. Very much products of their shameless and liberated times, expressed with a uniquely Japanese mania; essential viewing for anyone interested in early 70s Japanese culture. Featured on the record are cult gloom-folk-rock band THE JACKS. Instead of their signature suicidal folk, they are represented here with one of their earliest recordings, a fuzz rock discotheque hoe-down. Alongside them THE FLOWERS, one of the most renowned Japanese 60s rock acts, beat out a hippy jazz bossa version of their first hit Last Chance. Enka goes RnB, meat and potatoes drums, clavichords, rocking horn sections, driving drones, big reverb and beats to die for. Some of these sounds could easily have been made by Ramsay Lewis, Duke Ellington or Lalo Schifrin. Instead they were banged out by the tight studio bands and orchestras of the Toei, Toho and Nikkatsu film studios. Released on Ethbo Music, its first release for several years, the label being a product of the fevered mind of Howard Williams. Normally found holed away in the basement of Honest Jons record shop, where he runs the distribution for the Honest Jons label and a select group of imprints from around the world. Co-compiler of the Moondog - Viking Of Sixth Avenue compilation album for Honest Jons, he also co-ran Rita Records in the mid 1990s, which launched Smoke Citys international chart hit Underwater Love. This is a 1000 only limited edition vinyl run single LP with insert. Liner notes are written by Mark Schilling, author of No Borders No Limits: Nikkatsu Action Cinema. Mastered in at Dubplates and Mastering Berlin and pressed at Pallas." - Ethbo.
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