Formed in Berlin in 1968, Birth Control were known for a progressive hard rock sound fused will elements of jazz, psychedelia and Krautrock. A surreal concept work from 1976 recorded by legendary producer Conny Plank, Backdoor Possibilities arguably marked their final creative peak, combining rock, jazz and avant-garde stylings with intricate polyrhythmic textures and lyrical nods to Faust and Odysseus. This expanded double disc edition has been remastered by Zeus B. Held and features three bonus live tracks recorded in Korbach on 1 May 1977, as well as a bonus live disc taped at the famous Sartory Saal in Cologne on 24 September 1976.
Welsh world champion and Olympic sprinter Jamie Baulch goes in search of his biological father who he believes to be Jamaican and the source of his speed. In the previous Bafta Cymru-winning documentary two years ago, Jamie, who is adopted, went on an incredibly emotional journey looking for his birth mum. In the end he found her, met her for the first time and showed her his athletic medals. Picking up from the last film with the meeting of his two mums, Jamie then hits the streets of the black community in Nottingham, the city of his birth, to find his natural father.
Ttosun, a young hard-working woman with a good heart, falls in love with driver Jae-gu, but her father disapproves of the match. Ttosun sets out to live independently on her own terms, working many different jobs to save up money to buy a car and start up a business with Jae-gu. Ttosun provides a realistic portrait of the working class experience and the changing roles of women in the early sixties.
Birth Of A Being (Expanded) presents the essential first studio recordings of incomparable tenor saxophonist David S. Ware as a bandleader. This work was created in New York, in April 1977, when Ware was 27 years old. The first disc features material originally released on LP in 1979 by the Swiss label, hat Hut Records, and has been out of print for over 30 years. The second disc is a full additional album of top-shelf material from those same sessions that have never been released in any form. This definitive edition was sourced from the original analog 8-track tapes, and was newly mixed & mastered in 2015. Crucial material. Stunning performances & fidelity.