NEW (out late April 2018)
LP with CD
CEMENT - Utmaningen, Sweden 1977 (SHADOKS 192)
LP with CD 400 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram transparent GREEN vinyl /
2 page insert with liner notes + photos / CD with cover included
CEMENT is from the island of Gotland, 320 km east of Sweden's mainland. This island has always been different from the rest of Sweden in many ways, with their own strong dialect and mythology. It’s a myth about Gotland before Christianization and dates back to 1350 AD. According to it Gotland was under water during day time and only surfaced during the night because of a mysterious spell cast upon the island. Cement was formed during the autumn of 1973 inspired by the aforementioned acts with two guitar players (Björn Jonsson, Anders Åström) and two drummers (Ulf Abrahamsson, Thomas Harlevi) and influenced by such bands as Mountain, Grand Funk Railroad and of course the Swedish power trio November. The recording of this album was done in 1977 and released only as a limited run of 100 cassette tapes. This is the first ever LP release of the album.
Instrumentally, ”Cement - Utmaningen” is a tour de force, every bit as excellent as any of the better known heavy rock album from the Swedish 70's. As far as the songs go, there's not one single weak track on this album so the album is a true masterpiece.
Heavy dual guitars, great songs, fantastic production and powerful bass, vocals and amazing drums. Way better than most known albums we have heard from Scandinavia. One of the best Swedish underground heavy rock LP's.

Collectors edition colored vinyl with CD / black vinyl edition sold out very quickly.

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LP with CD

JESPER SILIYA - Giant Steps, Zambia 1978 (SHADOKS 195)
LP with CD 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / CD with cover included
This album by Jesper Siliya was released originally on the same label as Chrissy Zebby Tembo - my ancestors, which we have released as well some years ago.
Jesper Siliya used to play with the Ngozi Family and most probably they play with him here. This is his sole album as a band leader, and a great one! Very catchy, simple but beautiful compositions, you'll find yourself singing those songs.
Heavy fuzz-guitar all over the album. Originals are impossible to find in any condition and the prices are high. African rhythms and 70s rockish underground mood's – never too polished. A "sugar & spice" album.
The music suits all fans into ZAM-Rock such as Ngozi Family, Witch and Amanaz. Fuzz guitars all over with African beats and political lyrics.



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LP with CD
MARKHEIM - Same, Switzerland 1972 (SHADOKS 196)
LP with CD 450 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing /
2 page insert with liner notes + photos / CD with cover included
What a lovely album this is. To most people still unknow this LP by the Swiss band Markheim was recorded in Venice, Italy 1972.
Markheim was formed in 1972 by Andreas Wyden and dissolved the same year in lack of money, leaving some curious demo tapes behind. These guys lived in Paradiso, in the canton of Ticino (the italian speaking part of Switzerland). Andreas Wyden and drummer Enzo Geninazza are swiss but I have no information about pianist Phillip Reeves and guitarist Trevor Thoms. The band traveled to Venice during summer 72 in order to record their freshly composed songs.
The the demo tapes were later on remastered by the poet Dubravko Pusek from Lugano who also financed the whole project ! All tracks and lyrics were composed by Andreas Wyden.
The music itself is a mix of crazy progressive, folk and psych rock. Some tracks are rather experimental as well with a progressive touch. A very well produced studio recording.
10 demos of a hidden treasure from Switzerland, released in 1991 on a private label in for the first “ever” in a tiny edition of 200 LP´s
The only band name reference we have found is a crime novel Markheim by Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson from 1885. We are not sure if the band name came from that novel.
A good friend describe the special atmosphere on this album like this: "rustic, back porch strumming with that precious stones humming and a mind for the instant chopping of original wood"


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