RSD Black Friday 2021 – 12 releases you should watch out for

11.11.2021
We’ve dug through the list of this year’s Record Store Day Black Friday 2021 exclusive releases to bring you a selection of twelve records we’ve spotted as possible highlights.

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Bird in L.A. (Verve)
For fans of Charlie Parker, every release is a reason to celebrate. And there are many of them. Why this is so, you can find out for yourself on this giant compilation: four vinyl records with oddities, demos, unknown attempts. Side by side they are joined by new recordings of »Night In Tunisia« or »Hot House«. Especially his collaborations with the two wonder trumpeters Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie (and his masterful band) are dreamlike-beautiful pieces from all phases of the Be-Bop. Lars Fleischmann

Madlib & Mamao Are Jackson Conti
Sujinho Black Friday Record Store Day 2021 Edition
Madlib Invazion • 2021 • from 34.19€
With »Sujinho« producer Otis Jackson Jr, known as Madlib, together with Ivan Conti, drummer of jazz fusion veterans Azymuth, managed to unite samba with Latin jazz in 2008. With this collaboration album, we are welcomed by Brazilian sounds with a joyful as well as vibrant note. With abstract melodies and shimmering dreamy tracks, Madlib and Ivan Conti offer a diverse record that will make you dive into your imagination. For RSDxBF2021, the record will be reissued with new cover artwork. Franziska Nistler

Miles Davis
Live-Evil Opaque Teal Black Friday Record Store Day 2021 Edition
Columbia • 1971 • from 30.99€
In the gigantic discography of Miles Davis, without a doubt there are albums that get far too little attention – among them is »Live-Evil« from 1971. Despite the iconic cover and the incredible smorgasbord of jazz, groove, electronic elements and rhythms from rock: »Live-Evil« is in absolutely no way inferior to its two predecessors »Bitches Brew« and »Jack Johnson«. The RSD Black Friday reissue in aquamarine limited edition vinyl was overdue. And makes these recordings still an experience fifty years later. Björn Bischoff

Mobb Deep
Free Agents Black Friday Record Store Day 2021 Edition
HHC • 2003 • from 36.99€
Prodigy and Havoc – two names, Mobb Deep! The guys from the flat block hell somewhere in Queens even hid a loaded gun in their glove compartment at their weakest moments. When their »Free Agents« mixtape was released in 2003, they didn’t shoot down everything they came across on the East Coast. Still, the beats carry the baggies half-down, and in HHC’s reissue, they convey a vibe that makes you want to slash corners of your mouth with stolen credit cards. Killa! Christoph Benkeser

Oneohtrix Point Never
Renditions Black Friday Record Store Day 2021 Edition
Warp • 2021 • from 18.99€
Daniel Lopatin – known as Oneohtrix Point Never – delivers with the two songs on »Renditions 1« new versions of well-known songs from his last album »Magic Oneohtrix Point Never«. In the atmospheric track »Nothing’s Special« the Spanish singer Rosalía turns it into straight experimental pop. In »Tales From The Trash Stratum«, on the other hand, Elizabeth Fraser, yes, the one from the Cocteau Twins, has hidden herself in the sound and can hardly be perceived as her own voice between slipping beats. Both great. Björn Bischoff

Robert Görl & DAF
Nur Noch Einer Black Friday Record Store Day 2021 Edition
Grönland • 2021 • from 16.99€
After the death of Gabriel Delgado, the former electro duo DAF takes us on a final time travel through 40 years of band history. In search of the origin of their uncompromising, driving sound, Robert Görl has come across previously unreleased tapes from the 1980s. The artistic farewell begins with »Erste DAF Probe« and ends with the meaningful title »Nur noch Einer«. A tribute to the deceased bandmate as well as the symbiotic connection of two artists. Franziska Nistler


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The Art Of Noise
Who's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise?
Island Records • 1985 • from 17.99€
Of the Wu-Tang Clan’s solo outings, RZA’s Bobby Digital was never inferior to other projects. »Digital Bullet« was his second record in 2001, which was much more thoughtful than the debut. However, his experiments with digital production didn’t lose the usual homey vibe of the Wu-Tang Clan’s output. The all-too-short »Can’t Lose,« for instance, convinces with an edgy hook and even edgier groove. The eighteen tracks can now be discovered on vinyl again for a long time – for RSDxBF2021 in transparent yellow vinyl pressing. Björn Bischoff

Sons Of Kemet
African Cosmology Black Friday Record Store Day 2021 Edition
Impulse • 2021 • from 14.99€
The London jazz quartet Sounds Of Kemet has a very special treat in its quiver for Record Store Day: The 12-inch »African Cosmology« features two never-before-heard tracks that were created during the recording of the Sons Of Kemet’s current album »Black To The Future«. »Myth Science« impresses with full arrangements and driving percussions, the 11-minute long »Rites Of Passage« goes more in the reflective, almost contemplative direction – both are too good to be ignored as B-sides! Martin Silbermann

Souren Baronian
Middle Eastern Soul Of Carlee Records
Modern Harmonic • 2021 • from 40.99€
Gold-appearing – that’s how this vinyl greets fans of Armenian-American jazz innovator Souren Baronian’s lucky buyers. But the real gold is still IN the four grooves of this double LP. Whether on clarinet or saxophone, accompanied by beguiling voices or the tones of the double-tongued duduk flute, two and a half decades and three LPs are brought together here. Baronian’s fullest ability and his wealth of ideas get a long overdue appreciation. Lars Fleischmann

Sun Ra
Omniverse Colored Vinyl Edition
Modern Harmonic • 1979 • from 26.99€
Re-releasing the work of Sun Ra is like restoring a cathedral. As soon as you’re done at one corner, you have to scratch around again at the other. There’s always something to take out, because the Ambassador and his Arkestra never missed a chance to play the saxophone, jingle on the piano or get in touch with Saturn during his earthly lifetime. »Omniverse« was released in 1979 and is – in the new edition of Modern Harmonic – the digestible dessert wine to the 27-course menu in the five-star restaurant. As long-lasting as wild garlic pesto under the angle of the Lord. Christoph Benkeser

Thundercat
The Golden Age Of Apocalypse Black Friday Record Store Day 2021 Edition
Brainfeeder • 2011 • from 31.99€
Just in time for the 10th anniversary Brainfeeder reissues the debut album of Thundercat. Needless to say, »The Golden Age Of Apocalypse« gets its deluxe treatment for Record Store Day, including the two bonus tracks »$200 TB« and »Daylight (Reprise)« on red vinyl in a golden mirror sleeve with hologram sticker. The first big statement and at the same time the artistic breakthrough of the former Suicidal Tendencies bassist was produced by Brainfeeder boss Flying Lotus. Martin Silbermann

The Art Of Noise
Who's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise?
Island Records • 1985 • from 17.99€
Now-Again is not only the name of the label, but an approach. In that case, rock music where you let your hair grow to the butthole, dribble LSD into your left nostril and fight white rabbits with an air guitar. »Tickets For Doomsday: Heavy Psychedelic Funk And Soul Ballads And Dirges 1970-75« is an eight-hour trip in the Woodstock flurry, condensed on two vinyl sides that let their grooves from Jakarta, Istanbul, and Helsinki get minty. For Easy Riders and all those who want to add to Grandpa Hans’ record legacy in style. Christoph Benkeser


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