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Causa Sui & Futuropaco preorders

Causa Sui & Futuropaco are back with new LPs!
Limited to 1000 copies on vinyl.
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Causa Sui: Loppen 2021
Catalog number: EPR073LP

Format: 2LP (1000 copies on coloured “ecomix” vinyl, includes download card) 

Release date: September 29th 2023

Double LP set capturing some of Causa Sui’s heaviest, most psychedelic tunes recorded live at Loppen – a legendary Copenhagen venue, located in the famous – and infamous – Freetown Christiania commune. This is the sound of Causa Sui at their home turf, stretching out and exploring eight epic fan-favourites from their entire catalogue in front of a small crowd of 400 people in a packed sold-out venue. The show was recorded the first week that Covid restrictions were lifted on venues in Denmark, which called for an especially buzzing night, even for a band that has exclusively played no more than a handful of shows each year since their 2005 debut.

Each Causa Sui show is unique. Here we’re offered a different perspective of the band’s music – it’s looser, more free-flowing, and some tracks are warped into something far from their original versions, bouncing off the wooden beams on the low ceiling of Loppen with renewed energy. At one point you can hear the band calling to take a breather and let some air inside the sauna-like temperature of the show, which just weeks before seemed impossible. Loppen 2021 offers a complete set from start to finish, so since chances that you’ll catch the band live in person are slim, this is the next best thing.

Mixed and mastered by Jonas Munk. Edition of 1000 copies on coloured ecomix vinyl. Includes download card.

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Futuropaco: Fortezza di Vetro vol. 1
Catalog number: EPR074

Formats: CD/LP (1000 LPs on black vinyl, includes download card)

Release date: October 13th 2023

 

First new sounds from Futuropaco in five years. Futuropaco, a.k.a. Justin Pinkerton from Oakland, California creates colourful psychedelic music – a pan-cultural cratedigger’s delight that welcomes in a wide range of elements – from afro-beat and post rock to Italian library music and heavy psych. 

 

The title translates to “The Glass Fortress” and is a reference to the fragility of the superpowers of the world, such as the US: “As we witnessed in the height of the pandemic and it’s after effects, it doesn’t take much to take down one of these entities that hide behind the facade of power and indestructibility. One tiny crack can trigger an unstoppable catastrophe.” says Pinkerton of the album concept. “Though Futuropaco songs are instrumental I tend to channel my feelings about politics and the world through them. Unfortunately, the world can be a terrible place at times, so there is a sort of dark, at times angry, theme to these songs. But, instead of writing lyrics to convey those feelings, I just let the music do the talking.”

But despite (or perhaps because of) it’s underlying dark inception, Justin’s new album is a terrific ride, from the first notes of earth-shaking opener “Muro Vuoto” to the mysterious and dreamy closer “Omicidio Per Soldi”. Not a second is wasted on this record, every vinyl groove is packed with ideas and sounds that demand attention, whether they originate from Justin’s vintage Moog synthesizers, his Turkish Saz, fuzz guitars or flute layered on top of Pinkerton’s meticulously crafted, yet bone shaking drum fills. You could spend hours analysing what’s going on musically, but that’s beside the point – the nine tracks offered here are simply an invitation to surrender yourself to the head-spinning grooves and mesmerizing timbres. A truly unique psychedelic experience, and this is just volume 1!

Both LPs limited to 1000.
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London Odense Ensemble preorder & Causa Sui merch

London Odense Ensemble preorder & Causa Sui merch
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LONDON ODENSE ENSEMBLE: Live at Jaiyede Jazz Festival OUT Aug. 4th
London Odense Ensemble is a powerhouse quintet that combines forces from the Causa Sui/El Paraiso family tree (Jakob Skøtt, Jonas Munk, Martin Rude) with the vibrant, experimental London jazz scene (Tamar Osborn, Al MacSween). On two studio full-lengths, released in 2022 and 2023, they have explored the confluence of psychedelia, improvisation and cosmic jazz. On this set, recorded at the 2021 edition of Denmark’s Jaiyede Jazz Festival, the energy is cranked up another notch or two.

Comprised almost entirely of exclusive material not found on the two studio records these three sonic excursions dive head-on into the fiery side of the group’s sound. Taking up the entire A-side “Energy Ascending” starts out as a gently flowing piece of dreamy jazz that wouldn’t have sounded out of place on a late 1960s Pharoah Sanders record. As the piece evolves the guitar takes it into rock territory, where it dissolves in a mesmerising breakdown before commencing a build of epic proportions, lead by Tamar Osborn’s baritone sax, channelling The Stooges as much as John Coltrane. Heavy.

On the B-side things get more electronic and spacy. Here the ensemble uses album track “Sojourner” as a starting point for a new improvisation guided by Al MacSween’s virtuoso keyboard work. The rhythm section creates a hypnotic foundation for layers of synths and electric keys to fully blossom and travel into cosmic territory.

Limited to 300 copies on ochre vinyl.

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Causa Sui t-shirts & tote bags
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We’ve got some leftover shirts from the recent Causa Sui gigs – very few left, so these are it. Grab ’em while you can. Also these nifty tote bags in thick textured fabric, indeed they fit many an LP.
Old LPs back in stock
We’ve gotten a few warehouse finds: New old stock – meaning the last copies, typically of first editions. Check out the shop!

Have a great summer!

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Jaiyede Sessions vol. 1 & t-shirts

El Paraiso Records
New release, t-shirts and 3 reissues!
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London Odense Ensemble: Jaiyede Sessions Vol. 2
The eagerly awaited follow up of the merger of the vibrant London Jazz scene with the established danish psychedelic underground! Fry your mind on the latest single: the raw & fuzzy Casper’s Green.

Limited to 750 copies on black vinyl – also available on CD. Preorder now: ships January 2023.

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T-shirts
Here are some tasty El Paraiso t-shirts! 2 colours, men’s & girlies!
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Also we have some caught after classics back in print:
Papir: III (500 copies on green vinyl). 10 year anniversary remaster.
Causa Sui: Summer Sessions vol. 1 (300 copies on purple vinyl)
Causa Sui: Euporie Tide (300 copies on purple vinyl)
And finally remember that we’re presenting Causa Sui and Mythic Sunship at Loppen and there are now FEW TICKETS LEFT!
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Videodrones, Causa Sui, Futuropaco

Hey everyone! We’re back with a new webshop and new albums! Check them out here and thanks for sticking with us! All limited to 500 LP copies with Obi-strip. Shipping April 29th. Pre-orders up now.

Videodrones: After the Fall

After 3 albums based purely on synthesizers, the danish duo take a leap by adding live drums & guitars to their latest album. A natural step, considering that Jakob Skøtt, one half of the duo, spends his time drumming in Causa Sui, as well as a slew of jazz-infused projects on El Paraiso.

All basic tracks were recorded in an improv session at Jonas Munk’s studio in Odense, capturing both synths and drums live. The expansion of drums adds a natural 70’s groove, maintaining a spontaneous vibe that also soaks into the analogue synths of modular wizard Kristoffer Ovesen. The improvised sessions were later honed, edited & layered, bringing forth the best of both spontaneous ideas, as well a multi-dimensional approach bringing a new depth to Videodrones extensive cinematic undercurrent of sounds. With the addition of echo & reverb drenched guitars, the duo is tapping into sounds in new realms yet strangely familiar.

After The Fall may conceptually nod it’s head towards a gloomy state of affairs, but akin to the italian post-apocalyptic movies of the 80’s, doomsday never felt this heady and funky before.

 

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Back in print: Causa Sui: Free Ride 2xLP

Back in Print: Futuropaco LP

All LPs limited to 500 copies. With Obi-strip.
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