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Artist: AMANAZ
Title: Africa
Format: Double LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
“Repressed, miraculously. "Issued in 1975, this is the articulation of Zambias Zamrock ethos. While other albums -- Rikki Ililongas Zambia, Witchs Lazy Bones!! -- are competitors, its hard to best this album as it covers each major quadrant of the Zamrock whole: it came from the mines; its musicians were anti-colonial freedom fighters, it envelops Zambian folk music traditions, and it rocks -- hard. Amanaz were serious, and they made a serious stab at an album. They titled their album Africa, according to original band member Keith Kabwe, because of how it was shared and how its inhabitants were butchered and enslaved, its resources stolen... all the atrocities slave drivers committed. Thus, their Kale, a blues sung in Nyanja, that traced the continents arc from slavery to Zambias independence closes the album. Kabwe and rhythm guitarist John Kanyepa have a winsome softness to their vocals, which sit politely aside the feral growl of drummer Watson Baldwin Lungu, bassist Jerry Mausala and bandleader/lead guitarist Isaac Mpofu. Africas vibe ranges from anxious (Amanaz) to escapist (Easy Street) to straight-up pissed-off. On the History of Man, his voice whiskey-burned, his distorted guitar buzzing like swarming hornets, Mpofu indicts his species. Theres a darkness to Africa not found on any other Zamrock records, and a melancholy drifts throughout, specifically on Mpofus more restrained Khala My Friend, which stands as an effective, bleak situation for the Zambian everyman, the average citizen of a struggling, new nation, who might have had relatives in conflict-torn countries on the horizon, who might have been struggling to find his next meal, who might have seen a bleaker future than his president promised. Then theres the clear Velvet Underground-influence on the nostalgic Sunday Morning, which, as Kabwe recalls, was the first song written for the album, back in 1968, when Velvet Undergound and Nico was a new release -- and the underground funk of Making the Scene. The album also tackles traditional Zambian music and early-60s rock -- punctuated, of course by Kanyepas wah-wah and Mpofus fuzz guitars. But every time Amanaz get too deep, too violent, they come back with an accessible song and woo their listener back to the groove. Green Apple is a civil song, featuring Kanyepas sighing guitar. It is a perfectly arranged album, from the dichotomy of Mpofus and Kanyepas lead and rhythm guitars, to the vocal harmonies, to the rhythm sections sense of space and time, which allows Africas funk to build. Inexplicably, Africa was given two separate mixes and two separate presses: one version is dry, with the vocals and drums mixed loud, the other slathered in reverb, with the vocals and drums disappearing into the mix, and with the guitar solos mixed much louder. Weve presented them both here as they each have their appeal: its up to the listener to pick the one he or she prefers. This is a highpoint of the Zamrock scene and we hope that this can be seen as its definitive reissue." - Now-Again.

Artist: DAMON
Title: Song Of A Gypsy
Format: Double CD
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Deluxe reissue of the legendary late 60s Los Angeles psychedelic masterpiece: restored/remastered transfer, pitch/speed corrected for the first time ever. Contains second disc: the entirety of Damons 60s recordings, and never-before-heard demos. Extensive booklet contains dozens of unpublished photos and images, a thorough investigation into this landmark album, and an extensive interview with Damon. Damons Song of a Gypsy is generally regarded as one of the finest privately-pressed psychedelic rock records and has, for over twenty years, been one of the most sought after late 60s American rock artifacts in the world, with the scant original copies that exist exchanging hands for thousands of dollars. Song of a Gypsy has remained high on its own plateau: out of reach and indescribable. It seemed that this homespun, funky psychedelic monument borrowed from nothing and sprung from nowhere. Damons unique, introspective songwriting and nuanced voice, the interplay between he and lead guitarist Charlie Carey and an atmosphere that so perfectly captured the last bloom of the flower power era as it decayed into the dark haze of the 70s underground could only have arisen from a spark of auspicious genius. But did it? Over the past seven years, we at Now-Again have been obsessed with Song of a Gypsy and have researched the album, and Damons life-arch. This anthology is our attempt to put forth a convincing argument for the overwhelming importance of this album, a unique high point from within but also outside of Americas psychedelic movement. We follow Damon on his predestined life as a gypsy from his birth into a tight knit Italian American family in Rochester, New York, through the various Los Angeles communities that he would call home. We compile, and analyze the entirety of his oeuvre, from his first surf-rock single in 1960, through schmaltzy pop, convincing doo-wop, blued eyed soul and garage rock in the mid 60s. And we focus on the year 1967, the founding of his label Ankh, and his transformation from a pop hopeful to the tortured soul who would create Song of a Gypsy. To that end, weve uncovered demo recordings and acetates that show an artist in transition, and we attempt to make sense of the seminal moments that made this transformation possible in a crucial moment in Americas psychedelic high water mark." - Now-Again.

Artist: DAMON
Title: Song Of A Gypsy
Format: Double LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $34.00
"Deluxe reissue of the legendary late 60s Los Angeles psychedelic masterpiece: restored/remastered transfer, pitch/speed corrected for the first time ever. Contains second disc: the entirety of Damons 60s recordings, and never-before-heard demos. Extensive booklet contains dozens of unpublished photos and images, a thorough investigation into this landmark album, and an extensive interview with Damon. Damons Song of a Gypsy is generally regarded as one of the finest privately-pressed psychedelic rock records and has, for over twenty years, been one of the most sought after late 60s American rock artifacts in the world, with the scant original copies that exist exchanging hands for thousands of dollars. Song of a Gypsy has remained high on its own plateau: out of reach and indescribable. It seemed that this homespun, funky psychedelic monument borrowed from nothing and sprung from nowhere. Damons unique, introspective songwriting and nuanced voice, the interplay between he and lead guitarist Charlie Carey and an atmosphere that so perfectly captured the last bloom of the flower power era as it decayed into the dark haze of the 70s underground could only have arisen from a spark of auspicious genius. But did it? Over the past seven years, we at Now-Again have been obsessed with Song of a Gypsy and have researched the album, and Damons life-arch. This anthology is our attempt to put forth a convincing argument for the overwhelming importance of this album, a unique high point from within but also outside of Americas psychedelic movement. We follow Damon on his predestined life as a gypsy from his birth into a tight knit Italian American family in Rochester, New York, through the various Los Angeles communities that he would call home. We compile, and analyze the entirety of his oeuvre, from his first surf-rock single in 1960, through schmaltzy pop, convincing doo-wop, blued eyed soul and garage rock in the mid 60s. And we focus on the year 1967, the founding of his label Ankh, and his transformation from a pop hopeful to the tortured soul who would create Song of a Gypsy. To that end, weve uncovered demo recordings and acetates that show an artist in transition, and we attempt to make sense of the seminal moments that made this transformation possible in a crucial moment in Americas psychedelic high water mark." - Now-Again.

Artist: DAMON
Title: Song Of A Gypsy
Format: LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
2017 repress. "Definitive reissue of the legendary late 60s Los Angeles psychedelic masterpiece: restored/remastered transfer, pitch/speed corrected for the first time ever. Extensive booklet contains dozens of unpublished photos and images, a thorough investigation into this landmark album, and an extensive interview with Damon. Damons Song of a Gypsy is generally regarded as one of the finest privately-pressed psychedelic rock records and has, for over twenty years, been one of the most sought after late 60s American rock artifacts in the world, with the scant original copies that exist exchanging hands for thousands of dollars. Song of a Gypsy has remained high on its own plateau: out of reach and indescribable. It seemed that this homespun, funky psychedelic monument borrowed from nothing and sprung from nowhere. Damons unique, introspective songwriting and nuanced voice, the interplay between he and lead guitarist Charlie Carey and an atmosphere that so perfectly captured the last bloom of the flower power era as it decayed into the dark haze of the 70s underground could only have arisen from a spark of auspicious genius. But did it? Over the past seven years, we at Now-Again have been obsessed with Song of a Gypsy and have researched the album, and Damons life-arch. This anthology is our attempt to put forth a convincing argument for the overwhelming importance of this album, a unique high point from within but also outside of Americas psychedelic movement. We follow Damon on his predestined life as a gypsy from his birth into a tight knit Italian American family in Rochester, New York, through the various Los Angeles communities that he would call home. We analyze the entirety of his oeuvre, from his first surf-rock single in 1960, through schmaltzy pop, convincing doo-wop, blued eyed soul and garage rock in the mid 60s. And we focus on the year 1967, the founding of his label Ankh, and his transformation from a pop hopeful to the tortured soul who would create Song of a Gypsy. We attempt to make sense of the seminal moments that made this transformation possible in a crucial moment in Americas psychedelic high water mark in this, the definitive reissue of this album." - Now-Again.

Artist: DIMLITE
Title: My Human Wears Acedia Shreds
Format: 10"
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"If Dimlites Prismic Tops EP served as a stunning reintroduction to one of electronic musics most underrated talents, then My Human Wears Acedia Shreds is a warning to listeners and peers alike: keep up or be left behind. This quartet of songs finds the Swiss producer creating wide-eyed and progressive music that synthesizes free jazz, prog- and Krautrock, and much more. There is no one else quite on his level, no one who inhabits a world so complete and unique. While he built his reputation with a string of pioneering releases on Germanys Sonar Kollectiv label that took hip-hop as their starting point, these days Dimlite is more Soft Machine than drum machine, a kindred spirit of purveyors of avant-pop such as Panda Bear, and the playful prog giants of the past. This quartet of songs contains a richness that makes these his most satisfying compositions yet. Just check Metal Snake Rider, an expansive opus packed into just over three minutes of non-stop invention." -Now-Again

Artist: HEITKOTTER, STEPHEN DAVID
Title: Black Orckid
Format: CD
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Deluxe reissue of the legendary 70s California bedroom psychedelic album restored/remastered transfer and never-before-heard demos. 32-page booklet contains dozens of unpublished photos and images and a thorough investigation into this exceedingly rare artifact. ...banging garage downer LP from the twilight zone ...raw & wasted." - Paul Major. Psychedelic rock record collectors have been repeating the name Heitkotter as if it were a mantra ever since the first copy of a hand-made demo LP turned up in a Los Angeles music publishers reject bin, with nothing more than that word scrawled across a plain white jacket. Now-Again Records embarked some years ago on what seemed like a fruitless crusade -- to find out more about this Heitkotter, his music, his story. In the process, weve visited the house where this confounding album was recorded, found Heitkotters musicians, rescued the demo-recordings that paved the way for this album, uncovered unpublished photos and paintings by the man behind the album, and are now ready to present the definitive look into a musical vision equal parts dangerous and peaceful, nihilistic and optimistic. Its safe to say the world has never heard something like Heitkotter -- it is a unique piece of art unlike anything that came before or has come after it. The bizarre LP known as Heitkotter -- recorded in around 1971 and pressed in a run of less than twenty five copies - was the culmination of one Stephen David Heitkotters artistic career. Ross Dwelle, Stephens childhood friend and the drummer on the record, describes the bedroom sessions in a handsome Craftsman home in Old Fresno as this young trio trying to play five songs written by a man losing his mind...probably stoned the whole time. Heitkotter, this time issued as Black Orckid, as we assume Stephen would have wanted it - is too complicated to be written off as a symptom of a greater ill, or lionized by a few (and dismissed by the majority) as outsider art. Its a rare and vital look at 60s and 70s American rock through the sad story -- and incredible music -- of an untethered soul. And as we hope to show in enlightening more of Stephens backstory, it can also be considered sweet, kind and optimistic. The Heitkotter tale is cautionary, but Stephens music is as close to the sublime as American rock has ever ventured." - Now-Again.

Artist: HEITKOTTER, STEPHEN DAVID
Title: Black Orckid
Format: Double LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $35.00
“Gatefold double LP version; includes a 16-page booklet and download code. "Deluxe reissue of the legendary 70s California bedroom psychedelic album restored/remastered transfer and never-before-heard demos. ...banging garage downer LP from the twilight zone ...raw & wasted." - Paul Major. Psychedelic rock record collectors have been repeating the name Heitkotter as if it were a mantra ever since the first copy of a hand-made demo LP turned up in a Los Angeles music publishers reject bin, with nothing more than that word scrawled across a plain white jacket. Now-Again Records embarked some years ago on what seemed like a fruitless crusade -- to find out more about this Heitkotter, his music, his story. In the process, weve visited the house where this confounding album was recorded, found Heitkotters musicians, rescued the demo-recordings that paved the way for this album, uncovered unpublished photos and paintings by the man behind the album, and are now ready to present the definitive look into a musical vision equal parts dangerous and peaceful, nihilistic and optimistic. Its safe to say the world has never heard something like Heitkotter -- it is a unique piece of art unlike anything that came before or has come after it. The bizarre LP known as Heitkotter -- recorded in around 1971 and pressed in a run of less than twenty five copies - was the culmination of one Stephen David Heitkotters artistic career. Ross Dwelle, Stephens childhood friend and the drummer on the record, describes the bedroom sessions in a handsome Craftsman home in Old Fresno as this young trio trying to play five songs written by a man losing his mind...probably stoned the whole time. Heitkotter, this time issued as Black Orckid, as we assume Stephen would have wanted it - is too complicated to be written off as a symptom of a greater ill, or lionized by a few (and dismissed by the majority) as outsider art. Its a rare and vital look at 60s and 70s American rock through the sad story -- and incredible music -- of an untethered soul. And as we hope to show in enlightening more of Stephens backstory, it can also be considered sweet, kind and optimistic. The Heitkotter tale is cautionary, but Stephens music is as close to the sublime as American rock has ever ventured." - Now Again.

Artist: HEITKOTTER, STEPHEN DAVID
Title: Black Orckid
Format: LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
Single LP version (not including the deluxe versions "bonus LP"). Includes a 16-page booklet. "Psychedelic rock record collectors have been repeating the name Heitkotter as if it were a mantra ever since the first copy of a hand-made demo LP turned up in a Los Angeles music publishers reject bin, with nothing more than that word scrawled across a plain white jacket. Now-Again Records embarked some years ago on what seemed like a fruitless crusade -- to find out more about this Heitkotter, his music, his story. In the process, weve visited the house where this confounding album was recorded, found Heitkotters musicians, rescued the demo-recordings that paved the way for this album, uncovered unpublished photos and paintings by the man behind the album, and are now ready to present the definitive look into a musical vision equal parts dangerous and peaceful, nihilistic and optimistic. Its safe to say the world has never heard something like Heitkotter -- it is a unique piece of art unlike anything that came before or has come after it. The bizarre LP known as Heitkotter -- recorded in around 1971 and pressed in a run of less than twenty five copies -- was the culmination of one Stephen David Heitkotters artistic career. Ross Dwelle, Stephens childhood friend and the drummer on the record, describes the bedroom sessions in a handsome Craftsman home in Old Fresno as this young trio trying to play five songs written by a man losing his mind... probably stoned the whole time. Heitkotter, this time issued as Black Orckid, as we assume Stephen would have wanted it -- is too complicated to be written off as a symptom of a greater ill, or lionized by a few (and dismissed by the majority) as outsider art. Its a rare and vital look at 60s and 70s American rock through the sad story -- and incredible music -- of an untethered soul. And as we hope to show in enlightening more of Stephens backstory, it can also be considered sweet, kind and optimistic. The Heitkotter tale is cautionary, but Stephens music is as close to the sublime as American rock has ever ventured." - Now-Again.

Artist: HEWITT JAZZ ENSEMBLE, P.E.
Title: Since Washington
Format: LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"The second self-released album by vibraphonist/composer/arranger Phil Hewitt. Originally custom pressed in a run of one hundred pieces. Archival reissue with reproduction of the original hand-painted cover.... Masterpieces in deep/modal/spiritual jazz from a teenaged wunderkind, recorded and released from 1968-1970." -Now-Again.

Artist: KOUROSH
Title: Malek Jamshid
Format: CD
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Iranian rock godfather Kouroshs latest album, banned in his country, released to the world at last. A Note From Kourosh Yaghmaei: Questions about the difficulties in and delay of releasing this album emphasize systematic censorship, cultural deletion and even cultural self-destruction, at a state level. They highlight the thoughts in the background of the media and a society hit by crisis, in which no voice of clear protest is heard in the world, not from human right organizations, let alone from the media inside Iran. No mention of this censorship, and torture on an artistic soul, along all social, technological and cultural transitions, in this current century, in a land where the worlds greatest [ancient] empire [in] Takhte Jamshid - The Gate of All Nations - or, as the Greeks called it, Persepolis was established 2500 ago. It is impossible, in a few sentences, to explain the irreparable damages and the rubble of adversity that crumbled on me, my family and especially on my homeland in the past 37 years, with the occurrences of such cruelty - terrifying hell-like obstacles - that walking through them is not believable to others. This dark age of culture cannot be described in a few lines; there should be books written about it. Musicians were harassed and beaten in streets and their instruments were broken by boots. I, who was a leading popular artist in Iranian society, in just a few hours, was shown to be anti-culture, a perverted person. This was going on when my ability to earn any income for living expenses from my music was cut off. No light at the end of the tunnel. Iranian society was in awe watching all these horrific changes, in just a few hours. People in Iran know me as the master, the pioneer and the king of modern and rock music, but to protest against this cultural deletion, this censorship, and the physical and mental tortures the government brings upon me, I am forced to decide not to release my works in my own homeland, for an unknown amount of time to come. This doesnt mean I will stop working, and I will have a new album every a few years ready to present to my country. In the end I must point that I only write these words to let the world know about this catastrophe, not to attract sympathy of others, which I hate. I believe in an unjust battle, to stand tall is better than to surrender." - Now-Again.

Artist: NGOZI FAMILY
Title: Day of Judgement
Format: Double LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $36.00
"Proto-punk and garage Zamrock: the celebrated guitarist Paul Ngozis essential debut album. Featuring Chrissy Zebby Tembo. The deluxe edition of the vinyl is limited to 1,000 copies and contains a second bonus LP. Download card included." - Now-Again.

Artist: NGOZI FAMILY
Title: Day of Judgement
Format: LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Proto-punk and garage Zamrock: the celebrated guitarist Paul Ngozis essential debut album. Featuring Chrissy Zebby Tembo. Guitarist/vocalist Paul Ngozis debut album ? under the name Ngozi Family - is an important record: not just in the Zamrock genre, but in the global rock canon. Day of Judgement is an introduction to the most intense, raw and inimitable golden era Zamrock recorded, as it paved the way for a dozen Paul Ngozi and Ngozi Family releases (the most famous being drummer Chrissy Zebby Tembos My Ancestors) that straddled the line between funk and punk, of driving hard rock and Zambian folk melodies and rhythms. Day of Judgement was released in 1976, the same year as other, now famous, Zamrock albums, from WITCHs Lazy Bones!! to Rikki Ililongas Zambia. But it sounds like none of its counterparts. Part of that stems from its frenzied primitivism, the Ngozi Familys attempt to overcome a lack of musical acumen with sheer force of will. That will allowed Paul Ngozi to overcome a humble upbringing to become the most unlikely combination: Zamrocks most beloved star in its brief but now-well chronicled arc; the only musician to maintain his fame and recording prowess in the dark ages of the 80s; an inspiration to not only aging but young Zambians -- and now others, beyond Zambias borders. But one cannot imagine Paul Ngozi without this album, a full-on aural assault that sounds as wild nearly forty years after its release as it must have sounded in the developing Zamrock landscape from which it emerged. We listen to this anachronistic yet prescient album now as a wholly original, completely unpredictable album in line with those from mavericks from across the world - from the Ramones to the Sex Pistols to Death. And, though its been over two decades since Paul Ngozis passing, his voice and vision still seem exciting, powerful, unique, unvarnished, new."- Now-Again

Artist: PATERNOSTER
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Paternoster, that UFO of a rock album released unceremoniously on a custom-pressed CBS Austria long player in 1972, is the stuff of legend. Its been known to the rock collecting elite since the 1980s, when it was first rediscovered, and it quickly became one of those rock records, the records you hear about only if you know someone who knows someone with a copy, much like Damons Song of a Gypsy. Paternoster is a terrifying album, a collection of songs that traverses the sublime, and thus necessitates a bowel-loosening acceptance of beauty too complicated to merely admire, bowing under the weight of a tremendous atmosphere, accentuated by Gothic organs and scorching fuzz guitar, punctuated by wailing vocals detailing visceral, Bosch-like images, and carried by enveloping bass and syncopated, mixed-well-too-loud-and-thankfully-so drums. This is the first reissue of the album done with the bands involvement, and was assembled with oversight by bandleader Franz Wippel and Thomas Wisser, the son of Franz musical partner and Paternoster bassist Haimo Wisser. Custom made, “mini-LP,” tip-on CD packaged with perfect-bound booklet packaged in O card. The 66-page booklet tells the story of this mysterious band, for the first time, with many unpublished photos. English and German text." - Now-Again.

Artist: PATERNOSTER
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $50.00
"Custom made, thick-cardboard, tip-on Now-Again Reserve Edition gatefold jacket. Hand numbered edition of 1000. 160 gram vinyl from Quality Record Production. OBI strip and resealable "Japanese-style" plastic sleeve. Download card for WAV files of the album. Contains booklet with the story of this mysterious band, told for the first time, and many unpublished photos. English and German text.
Paternoster, that UFO of a rock album released unceremoniously on a custom-pressed CBS Austria long player in 1972, is the stuff of legend. Its been known to the rock collecting elite since the 1980s, when it was first rediscovered, and it quickly became one of those rock records, the records you hear about only if you know someone who knows someone with a copy, much like Damons Song of a Gypsy. Paternoster is a terrifying album, a collection of songs that traverses the sublime, and thus necessitates a bowel-loosening acceptance of beauty too complicated to merely admire, bowing under the weight of a tremendous atmosphere, accentuated by Gothic organs and scorching fuzz guitar, punctuated by wailing vocals detailing visceral, Bosch-like images, and carried by enveloping bass and syncopated, mixed-well-too-loud-and-thankfully-so drums. This is the first reissue of the album done with the bands involvement, and was assembled with oversight by bandleader Franz Wippel and Thomas Wisser, the son of Franz musical partner and Paternoster bassist Haimo Wisser. Custom made, “mini-LP,” tip-on CD packaged with perfect-bound booklet packaged in O card. The 66-page booklet tells the story of this mysterious band, for the first time, with many unpublished photos. English and German text." - Now-Again.

Artist: V/A
Title: Enjoy the Experience: Homemade Records 1958-1992
Format: Double LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
"Gatefold double LP with a 20-page booklet of extensive liner notes. Selections from the Sinecure Books publication Enjoy the Experience: psych, funk, folk, jazz, lounge, boogie and straight-up-weirdness from American private press albums. Enjoy the Experience: Homemade Records 1958-1992 is the inaugural offering from Sinecure Books. (The hardcover book version: SI 105BK) is the most comprehensive overview of the American private press movement from the latter half of the 20th Century that could possibly be assembled. Now-Again Records is pleased to distribute a 2LP anthology of psych, funk, folk, jazz, lounge, disco, boogie and just-plain-weirdness culled from the the books selections. Take note: this is not a novelty freak show. Contained in this anthology are examples of some of the most highly regarded rock, soul, jazz, funk and singer/ songwriter albums from the 60s through the early 80s. From the awkward-yet- talented to the genius-yet-bizarre, one thing unites all musicians presented here: they sincerely hoped to become stars, they committed themselves to record, and they left themselves vulnerable to an industry not understanding of nuance, not appreciative of character. While Enjoy The Experience the book details a forceful American cultural experience that stands in juxtaposition to the mainstream even as its creators attempted to infiltrate it, Enjoy the Experience the album shows the breadth of American creativity in a compelling, start-to-finish listen. Not all of it is easy to digest, but this music is essential to the 20th century American experience." Artists: Circuit Rider, Gary Wilson, Jade, Heitkotter, The Invaders, The Muzzy Band, Carol-Leigh & Hank Mindlin, Gary Schneider, Joe E., Medico Doktor Vibes, Ray Harlowe & Gyp Fox, Arcesia, Boa, Michael Farneti, 33 1/3, Silk & Silver, Russ Saul, Dennis The Fox, Bob Harrison and Vinny Roma." -Now-Again.

Artist: V/A
Title: Enjoy the Experience: Homemade Records 1958-1992
Format: Double CD
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Selections from the Sinecure Books publication Enjoy the Experience: psych, funk, folk, jazz, lounge, boogie and straight-up-weirdness from American private press albums. Enjoy the Experience: Homemade Records 1958-1992 is the inaugural offering from Sinecure Books. Now-Again Records is pleased to distribute a 2CD anthology of psych, funk, folk, jazz, lounge, disco, boogie and just-plain-weirdness culled from the the books selections. Take note: this is not a novelty freak show. Contained in this anthology are examples of some of the most highly regarded rock, soul, jazz, funk and singer/ songwriter albums from the 60s through the early 80s. From the awkward-yet- talented to the genius-yet-bizarre, one thing unites all musicians presented here: they sincerely hoped to become stars, they committed themselves to record, and they left themselves vulnerable to an industry not understanding of nuance, not appreciative of character. While Enjoy The Experience the book details a forceful American cultural experience that stands in juxtaposition to the mainstream even as its creators attempted to infiltrate it, Enjoy the Experience the album shows the breadth of American creativity in a compelling, start-to-finish listen. Not all of it is easy to digest, but this music is essential to the 20th century American experience." Double CD with 44-page booklet of liner notes. -Now-Again.

Artist: V/A
Title: Forge Your Own Chains
Format: Double LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Subtitled: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads And Dirges 1968-1974. 2014 repress, originally released 2009. 2LP version. "Deluxe gatefold jacket containing extensive and detailed liner notes and annotation by Egon, rare photos and other ephemera." Artists: Top Drawer, Sensational Saints, East Of Underground, D. R. Hooker, Shin Jung Hyun & The Men feat. Jang Hyun, T. Zchiew & The Johnny, The Strangers, Damon, Ellison, Morly Grey, Shadrack Chameleon, Ofege, Ana Y Jaime, Kourosh Yaghmaei, Baby Grandmothers." -Now-Again.

Artist: V/A
Title: Those Shocking, Shaking Days: Subtitled: Indonesian Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock and Funk: 1970-1978
Format: Triple LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
"The untold story of Indonesias various underground 70s musical scenes; extensive liner notes, photographs and ephemera; fully restored and remastered audio; officially licensed. The progressive music scenes in 1970s Indonesia were largely underground as a result of strict censorship imposed by the dictator Suharto. Those who performed music marked by relentless fuzz, over the top, politically charged lyrics, strong rhythms and a cranky low-fidelity were truly rebellious. And the resulting output has been largely -- outside of the confines of this island nation -- unheard or ignored. Indonesia, based in large part on the restrictions imposed by Suharto, is better known for the coffee it exports than the music it creates. This situation hasnt been remedied by the rough-hewn Indonesian bootlegs that dotted the psychedelic landscape over the past five years. Thanks now to the tireless -- and expensive -- research of Canadian hip hop producer and Southeast Asian music specialist Jason Moss Connoy - and the trust that Indonesian rock legend Benny Soebardja placed in Now-Again Records as he traversed his homelands islands securing the rights necessary for us to offer you this anthology -- we feel like we can, in good spirits and conscience, shine the light on some of the most impressive organizations to offer their take on the psychedelic and progressive rock and funk sounds during the early shocking, shaking days of Suhartos regime." Artists: Panbers, The Brims, Rollies, Shark Move, Golden Wing, AKA, IVOs Group, Ariesta Birawa Group, Terenchem, Benny Soebardja and Lizard, Super Kid, Koes Plus, The Gang Of Harry Roesli, Black Brothers, Rasela, Freedom Of Rhapsodia, Rhythm Kings, Duo Kribo. Deluxe 3LP version: packaged in a six-panel triple gatefold jacket with a 16-page full-color booklet." -Now-Again

Artist: V/A
Title: Wake Up You V.1: The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music (1972-1977)
Format: CD/Book
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"The Western world was in the throes of peace, love and flower power as Nigeria descended into Civil War in 1967. The rock scene that developed during the following three years of bloodshed and destruction would come to heal the country, propagate the world-wide ideal of the modern Nigerian, and propel Fela to stardom after conflict ended in 1970. Wake Up You! tells the story of this time, pays homage to these now-forgotten musicians and their struggle, and brings to light the funk and psychedelic fury they created as they wrested free of the ravages of the late 1960s and created thrilling, original Nigerian rock music throughout the 1970s. The CD is presented in a 104-page book full of never-seen photos along with detailed liner notes by Nigerian musicologist and researcher Uchenna Ikonne (Who Is William Onyeabor?), with all tracks fully licensed from the bands themselves." - Now-Again.

Artist: V/A
Title: Wake Up You Vol. 1: The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music (1972-1977)
Format: Double LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"The Western world was in the throes of peace, love and flower power as Nigeria descended into Civil War in 1967. The rock scene that developed during the following three years of bloodshed and destruction would come to heal the country, propagate the world-wide ideal of the Modern Nigerian, and propel Fela Kuti to stardom after the conflict ended in 1970. Wake Up You! tells the story of this time, pays homage to these now-forgotten musicians and their struggle, and brings to light the funk and psychedelic fury they created as they wrested free of the ravages of the late 1960s and created thrilling, original Nigerian rock music throughout the 1970s. This standard 2LP set follows the now-OOP Record Store Day edition. It comes with a download card with full audio and a 104 page digital booklet (as a .pdf) filled with never-seen photos and detailed liner notes by Nigerian musicologist and researcher Uchenna Ikonne (Who Is William Onyeabor?; Brand New Wayo: Nigerian Boogie and Disco, etc.), with all tracks fully licensed from the bands themselves." - Now-Again.

Artist: V/A
Title: Wake Up You! Volume 2
Format: CD/Book
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"The Western world was in the throes of peace, love and flower power as Nigeria descended into Civil War in 1967. The rock scene that developed during the following three years of bloodshed and destruction would come to heal the country, propagate the world-wide ideal of the Modern Nigerian, and propel Fela to stardom after conflict ended in 1970. Wake Up You! tells the story of this time, pays homage to these now-forgotten musicians and their struggle, and brings to light the funk and psychedelic fury they created as they wrested free of the ravages of the late 1960s and created thrilling, original Nigerian rock music throughout the 1970s. Presented in two volumes, each in a 100 page book full of never-seen photos along with detailed liner notes by Nigerian musicologist and researcher Uchenna Ikonne (Who Is William Onyeabor?), with all tracks fully licensed from the bands themselves." - Now Again.

Artist: V/A
Title: Wake Up You! Volume 2
Format: Double LP/Book
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $45.00
"This double LP Is packaged With a stand alone 100-page full color book, filled with incredible photos and words by Nigerian music historian Uchenna Ikonne (Who Is William Onyeabor?).
"The Western world was in the throes of peace, love and flower power as Nigeria descended into Civil War in 1967. The rock scene that developed during the following three years of bloodshed and destruction would come to heal the country, propagate the world-wide ideal of the Modern Nigerian, and propel Fela to stardom after conflict ended in 1970. Wake Up You! tells the story of this time, pays homage to these now-forgotten musicians and their struggle, and brings to light the funk and psychedelic fury they created as they wrested free of the ravages of the late 1960s and created thrilling, original Nigerian rock music throughout the 1970s. Presented in two volumes, each in a 100 page book full of never-seen photos along with detailed liner notes by Nigerian musicologist and researcher Uchenna Ikonne (Who Is William Onyeabor?), with all tracks fully licensed from the bands themselves." - Now-Again.

Artist: WITCH
Title: In The Past
Format: LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"2017 repress. In The Past, their second album, is the perfect follow-up for anyone exposed to the Witch band through their landmark Introduction." -Now-Again.

Artist: WITCH
Title: Introduction
Format: LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
2016 repress. "Our comprehensive overview of Zambias premier garage-, psych-, prog-, funk-,Afro-rock ensemble Witch, We Intend To Cause Havoc!, is now sold out in its 6LP box set form. So we are making the first four Witch albums available in archival reissue form. As with our box set, the audio is nigh-perfect -- restored and remastered from the original master tapes. The entirety of Witchs first album, restored and remastered from master tapes, and presented as an archival reissue. Witchs musical arc is contained to a five year span and, in retrospect, is a logical one. The bands first two, self-produced albums - released in unison with the birth of the commercial Zambian recording industry -- are exuberant experiments in garage rock, and are as influenced by the Rolling Stones as they are James Brown. Thus Introduction, their first, is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in delving into the Witch band, or Zamrock in general." -Now-Again.

Artist: WITCH
Title: Introduction
Format: LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"2015 repress. Our comprehensive overview of Zambias premier garage-, psych-, prog-, funk-,Afro-rock ensemble Witch, We Intend To Cause Havoc!, is now sold out in its 6LP box set form. So we are making the first four Witch albums available in archival reissue form. As with our box set, the audio is nigh-perfect -- restored and remastered from the original master tapes. The entirety of Witchs first album, restored and remastered from master tapes, and presented as an archival reissue. Witchs musical arc is contained to a five year span and, in retrospect, is a logical one. The bands first two, self-produced albums - released in unison with the birth of the commercial Zambian recording industry -- are exuberant experiments in garage rock, and are as influenced by the Rolling Stones as they are James Brown. Thus Introduction, their first, is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in delving into the Witch band, or Zamrock in general." - Now-Again

Artist: WITCH
Title: Lazy Bones!!
Format: LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Our comprehensive overview of Zambias premier garage, psych, prog, funk, afro-rock ensemble Witch... The bands third album, Lazy Bones!!, is the bands masterpiece -- a dark, brooding psychedelic opus that makes equal use of wah-wah and fuzz guitars, that relies as heavily on the stomping feel of hard rock as it does the syncopation of funk." - Now-Again.

Artist: WITCH
Title: Lukombo Vibes
Format: LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
2016 repress. "The bands fourth album -- recorded after the band toured with Osibisa -- makes use of traditional Zambian rhythms and folk melodies alongside progressive rock movements. It is the most afro-rock of Witchs oeuvre." - Now-Again.

Artist: WITCH
Title: We Intend To Cause Havoc!
Format: 6LP Box Set
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $92.00

"The complete works of Zambias legendary garage-psych, prog-, funk-, Afro-rock ensemble. 1972-1977. Witchs five albums and a bonus album of 7" tracks never available on LP, restored and remastered from the original tapes. Presented as a 6LP box set: contains sixteen page booklet with never before seen photos and ephemera; extensive liner notes and annotation; an interview with bandleader Jagari Chanda. By the mid 1970s, the Southern African nation known as the Republic of Zambia had fallen on hard times: self-imposed, single party rule; a decline in prices for the countrys largest natural resource, copper; conflict in other countries on Zambias borders. This is the environment in which the Zamrock scene that flourished throughout that decade emerged... fuzz guitars were commonplace, driving rhythms as influenced by James Browns funk as Jimi Hendrixs rock predominated, musical themes were often bleak and bands largely sang in the countrys constitutional language, English. Although Witch is the best known Zamrock ensemble and although they succeeded in releasing five albums in Zamrocks golden years -- they never made an impact on the global scale in, say, the way afro-beat maestro Fela Kuti did. Travel to and within Zambia is expensive, and the markers for the Zamrock scene are now few. Only a small number of the original Zamrock godfathers survived the AIDS epidemic that decimated this country. Witchs musical arc is contained to a five year span: The bands first two, self-produced albums, released in unison with the birth of the commercial Zambian recording industry, are exuberant experiments in garage rock, and are as influenced by the Rolling Stones as they are James Brown; their third albun, Lazy Bones!! is the bands masterpiece, a dark, brooding psychedelic opus that makes equal use of wah-wah and fuzz guitars, that relies as heavily on the stomping feel of hard rock as it does the syncopation of funk; the bands last two albums, recorded after the band toured with Osibisa, make use of traditional Zambian rhythms and folk melodies and are the most afro-rockof Witchs oeuvre." - Now-Again.


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Artist: WITCH
Title: We Intend To Cause Havoc!
Format: 4 CD Box Set
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $39.00

"The complete works of Zambias legendary garage, psych, prog, funk, Afro-rock ensemble. 1972-1977. Witchs five albums and rare 7" tracks presented as a 4CD (5 3/4"X10") box set, restored and remastered from the original tapes. Contains a twenty-four page booklet with never before seen photos and ephemera; extensive liner notes and annotation; an interview with bandleader Jagari Chanda. By the mid 1970s, the Southern African nation known as the Republic of Zambia had fallen on hard times: self-imposed, single party rule; a decline in prices for the countrys largest natural resource, copper; conflict in other countries on Zambias borders. This is the environment in which the Zamrock scene that flourished throughout that decade emerged... fuzz guitars were commonplace, driving rhythms as influenced by James Browns funk as Jimi Hendrixs rock predominated, musical themes were often bleak and bands largely sang in the countrys constitutional language, English. Although Witch is the best known Zamrock ensemble and although they succeeded in releasing five albums in Zamrocks golden years -- they never made an impact on the global scale in, say, the way afro-beat maestro Fela Kuti did. Travel to and within Zambia is expensive, and the markers for the Zamrock scene are now few. Only a small number of the original Zamrock godfathers survived the AIDS epidemic that decimated this country. Witchs musical arc is contained to a five year span: The bands first two, self-produced albums, released in unison with the birth of the commercial Zambian recording industry, are exuberant experiments in garage rock, and are as influenced by the Rolling Stones as they are James Brown; their third albun, Lazy Bones!! is the bands masterpiece, a dark, brooding psychedelic opus that makes equal use of wah-wah and fuzz guitars, that relies as heavily on the stomping feel of hard rock as it does the syncopation of funk; the bands last two albums, recorded after the band toured with Osibisa, make use of traditional Zambian rhythms and folk melodies and are the most afro-rockof Witchs oeuvre." - Now-Again.

Artist: WORLDS EXPERIENCE ORCHESTRA
Title: The Beginning Of A New Birth & As Time Flows On
Format: Double LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $55.00
Tip-on gatefold jacket. 160-gram vinyl. Includes booklet with previously unpublished photos and download code for WAVs. "Both Worlds Experience Orchestras albums were recorded in and around Boston, Massachusetts in the mid to late 1970s and committed to vinyl in minuscule press runs by a visionary, bassist/composer/arranger John Jamyll Jones. Jones is a magical type, who communicates with his instrument, his ensembles, and jazzs ancient lineage in a manner so profound that his late-70s album are out of time with jazzs trajectory, but timeless when presented today. By the late 90s the music of Worlds Experience Orchestra was circulating throughout the collections of esoteric jazz fans, the likes of Gerald Jazzman Short and Gilles Peterson, who played The Prayer for those, the Coltrane-enthralled searching for something new, something different. Something spiritual and honest. Peterson first offered to reissue The Prayer, as part of an anthology he was putting together with Los Angeles reissue label Ubiquity Records and that, to date, is the only official issue of any of Jones music. This set is the definitive catalog of Jones ensembles released work. I knew it was going to happen, but I didnt know when, says Jones of the road to seeing his music re-issued. Its 35 years or more now, and Ive been waiting for this, and Im quite sure Im not the only one."- Now-Again.

Artist: YAGHMAEI, KOUROSH
Title: Hajme Khali/Akhm Nakon
Format: 7"
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $8.50
"Now-Again Records presents exact reproductions of two of the four 7" singles that the Iranian psychedelic rock musician Kourosh Yaghmaei released before the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Taken from Back from the Brink, the only legitimately licensed Kourosh collection, these recordings were thought lost after Islamic fundamentalists took control of Iran. They werent: Kourosh had protected them -- along with key ephemera from the 70s. Here, fans of the 7" vinyl format can purchase Kouroshs last two singles as he originally released them. The first single presented here, Hajme Khali, is a masterful psychedelic dirge that was included on this labels Forge Your Own Chains anthology. Akhm Nakon, the b-side, is perhaps Kouroshs most famous song in the West and is psychedelic funk music at its best." - Now-Again.

Artist: YAGHMAEI, KOUROSH
Title: Saraabe Toe/Dar Enteha
Format: 7"
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $8.50
"The second single by Iranian psychedelic rock musician Kourosh Yaghmaei presented by Now-Again Records - Saraabe Toe - is Kouroshs rarest. These two beat-heavy Iranian rock songs are two of Kouroshs masterworks." - Now-Again.

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