Ufomammut - 8 (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition on black vinyl.
Ufomammut's eighth full-length '8' offers a continuous flux of music. It's a singular entity which can be defined in micro measurements by its eight satellite songs. Each track expands upon the preceding song, unfolding into an exceedingly dense, malevolent and formidable journey. The result is Ufomammut's most extreme outing yet. A 48-minute venture with zero breathing room!
Ufomammut - Ecate (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition on black vinyl. Includes artwork booklet.
'Ecate' is Ufomammut's seventh album. With this release the Italian power trio takes a confident step forward. On offer are six tracks that take the band and listener to yet uncharted places, the only guide being Ecate (Hecate in English), the three-sided goddess who moves between the realms of the living, the dead and the gods.
Ufomammut - Ecate (Reissue) (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition on 145g black vinyl
Ufomammut’s “Ecate" is composed of six separate tracks, each one is a representation of one of her many manifestations. This album is surely an evolution in terms of composition and song structure. “Ecate” takes the epic nature of their last Neurot release, “ORO”, and distils it further into something more concise, aggressive, and yet as complex as the goddess, Ecate herself. Here the band continues to climb and further expand upon their previous works by infusing them into "Ecate", giving the past a new form. Just as the goddess presents herself in three different forms, so too the music moves between multiple levels of existence.
Ufomammut - Eve (IMPORT) (LP)
140gr. black vinyl.
Few records offer the kind of sonic transportation you get from Eve. With confidence and an assured sense of positioning, Ufomammut puts you exactly where they want you to be at every moment of the record, and yet there’s nothing contrived or overdone about it. To say it’s one of the best albums you’ll hear this year is an understatement. Eve is an album with the power to grant Ufomammut recognition they’ve long deserved, and a forward-looking statement that although many in the myriad subgenres of doom are content to rehash what’s already been done, there are still fresh avenues to pursue. The band’s will toward exploration and experimentation is at the forefront, but they never lose sight of the heaviness that remains at their core, and as such, Eve is a crowning achievement.
Ufomammut - Godlike Snake (Reissue) (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition on 180g black vinyl
Godlike Snake is the first album of Ufomammut, originally out in 1999. After 18 years the band decided it was time to release a new version of the album. Urlo remixed (from the original tapes) and remastered the entire album to make it sound like it was supposed to, years ago.
Ufomammut - Oro: Opus Primum (IMPORT) (LP)
Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
As with all previous Ufomammut albums, the concepts behind Oro are expansive and multi-faceted, mutating the Italian palindrome which translates to “gold” with the Latin translation of “I prey.” Oro explores the concept of knowledge and its power; the magical stream controlled by the human mind to gain control of every single particle of the World surrounding us. Oro is the alchemical process to transform the human fears into pure essence; into Gold. Although Oro’s two chapters will be released months apart from each other, they must be considered as a single track in which the musical themes and the sounds show up and hide, mutating and evolving, progressively and increasingly stratifying culminating in the crushing final movement. Oro is like an alchemic laboratory in which substances are flowing, dividing and blending themselves in ten increments from the alembics and stills, culminating into the creation of Gold.
Ugh! - Waste (IMPORT) (LP)
Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
Sweat and alcohol are dripping from this record. The guitars and bass are somewhere between dirty heavy 70's Rock and more modern Garage Rock sounds. The drums are consistently rocking and rumbling through the 11 songs like the short and fast 'Ira' to the slower and heavier monsters like 'Manhole' that pleases me with its doomy attitude. Tracks like 'Ash' bring in the southern voodoo vibe, e.g. by using classic western sounds (fiddlers). The vocals are clean, but rough with a good portion of nicotine and whiskey, just like good rock vocals should be. The sound fits the attitude. The songs never lose their dirty garage feel. 'Waste' is a very good Rock 'n' Roll album that stands for its rawness, heavy 70's Garage Rock and dry southern attitude.
Uluru - Imaginary Sun (Red) (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition of only 300 copies on a vibrant red colored vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
Uluru is an Istanbul-based instrumental/psychedelic rock trio, formed to produce and experience new sounds and nuances through improvisation.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Mind Crawler (Black) (IMPORT) (7 inch)
Limited edition on black vinyl. The exclusive B-side, "Get on Home", was originally written by Charles Manson.
“Mind Crawler” is all about the fat ass guitar groove and druggie vocals. Remember those sixties drug films that opened with hot girls dancing in a dark basement caught by dimly lit and over saturated film stock, “Mind Crawler” is right in line with a song playing during those montages.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Vol 1 (Cherry Red) (LP)
Limited edition on cherry red vinyl.
First released on Friday 13th February 2010 (40 years to the day after Black Sabbath's debut LP), Vol 1 was the first efforts of unknown songwriter, Kevin Starrs. Pressed in small numbers for a non existing fan base, the album took several months to shift all 30 CD-R copies and provided a small platform to fund it's follow up, BLOOD LUST (2011).