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20 APRIL 2 0 1 5 :: Maat Lander / The Birth Of Maat's Galaxy (2015, R087 CD/DD)
OUT NOW - CD/DD! RAIG is proud to present: a debut album of the band called MAAT LANDER. This is all instrumental sci-fi rock-music that is all played live and not programmed although a variety of electronica influences – ranging from ambient to experimental kraut – assert themselves. It’s not necessary innovative but always interesting and enjoyable work with a sense of adventure; arguably, rather different from what the musicians do in their mother-bands – VESPERO and THE RE-STONED. Mastered by Tobias Svensson. Original graphics by Alexander Zhelonkin. CD (10 tracks – 74 min.) comes in a full-color 4-panel cardboard folder. $13.00 + shipping.
01 MARCH 2 0 1 5 :: Vespero / Fitful Slumber until 5 A.M. (2015, R086 CD/DD)
OUT NOW - CD/DD! RAIG is proud to present: the 6th studio album by the Russian premier psychedelic-prog-rock combo VESPERO. It’s a fascinating, all instrumental, conceptual piece touching upon the theme of intricate functions of the human subconscious, dream-visions and music. Arguably, this is the band’s most ambitious and complicated work that brings together traditions of progressive, psychedelic, jazz, academic, and folklore music. Art direction and design by ZonderZond. CD (7 tracks – 70 min.) comes in a full-color 4-panel cardboard folder. $13.00 + shipping.
05 FEBRUARY 2 0 1 5 :: Were-Jaguars / II (2015, R085 CD/DD)
OUT NOW - CD/DD! RAIG is proud to present: the first CD-release by WERE-JAGUARS, an American heavy psyche-metal band from Austin, TX. Centered on the unfaltering vision of multi-instrumentalist Chad Rauschenberger, WERE-JAGUARS’ sophomore album continues in a similar heavy lysergic vein as found on the band's debut effort, but with even more depth, darkness and frenzy than ever before. Fusing wicked post-modern metallic crunch with narcotized acid-fretboard tripping, neo-psychedelic spatial meditations, and occasional far-out vocal chanting, this album is a hard-won document of WERE-JAGUARS's quest to explore an otherworldly and multidimensional confluence. CD (13 tracks – 69 min.) comes in a full-color 4-panel cardboard folder. $13.00 + shipping.
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MAAT LANDER perform "Comet Rider" and "Alnilam". Recorded live in Astrakhan on December 06, 2014. MAAT LANDER is a joint venture of Ilya Lipkin (of THE RE-STONED), Ark Fedotov and Ivan Fedotov (both of VESPERO).