James Plotkin Releases Inevitable Archives: Vol. 2 – Orphaned Compositions

On June 9, James Plotkin released Inevitable Archives: Vol. 2 — Orphaned Compositions. The release is available digitally via Bandcamp.

The second in a series of previously unreleased recordings, Vol.2 – Orphaned Compositions compiles a wide array of styles and beat-driven tracks — broken drum machines, mangled guitar loops, fretless bass and the occasional vocal appearance presents a side of Plotkin’s music that is rarely heard or even known to exist.

The majority of recordings in this collection were recorded to analog 8-track cassette and mixed to DAT. The release features original artwork by David Bellard.

Stream the album below and head to Plotkin’s Bandcamp page to purchase. As always, given the current state of intellectual property rights abuse, it’s much appreciated if these recordings are not uploaded to YouTube or shared via questionable file sharing networks.

New James Plotkin Release: Inevitable Archives Vol. 1 – Lost Guitar Compositions

On May 26, 2017, James Plotkin released “Inevitable Archives Vol. 1 – Lost Guitar Compositions,” the first in a series of archival albums.

Available via Bandcamp, the album consists of ten tracks comprising approximately 80 minutes of unreleased music. The songs, unearthed from a massive archive of DAT tapes recently retrieved from storage and largely forgotten about, were recorded between 1991 and 1998 and evoke the stylistic elements of Plotkin’s debut solo album, “A Strange, Perplexing.”

“Inevitable Archives Vol. 1 – Lost Guitar Compositions” features original artwork by David Bellard and is available now for streaming and download at James Plotkin’s Bandcamp page. Back catalog merchandise is now available to order via Bandcamp with more to be added periodically.

James Plotkin Announces Release of ‘Inevitable Archives: 1991-1998’

From James:

I’ve completed transferring over 100 hours of unreleased recordings from my DAT archives – I will be periodically releasing these archives on Bandcamp for download by any interested parties. They mainly consist of home recordings from 1991-1998 across various styles/genres, as well the odd tracks/demos from past projects (Joy of Disease, Flux, Phantomsmasher, etc).

Here’s a sampler of some of the material I’ve unearthed. These 4 tracks will be part of 2 separate archival releases. One will be an extended release of guitar-based recordings, the other of more rhythmic compositions. I would suggest waiting for the full releases if you plan on purchasing a download.

There is a possibility of a few short vinyl runs if the interest exists.

Visit James Plotkin’s Bandcamp site to listen to and download the tracks. Updates on additional releases and back catalog vinyl and CD sales will be posted on this site.

Mondo To Release Marvel’s LUKE CAGE Original Soundtrack 2XLP

The soundtrack to one of the season’s most anticipated shows Marvel’s Luke Cage, is available for pre-order on vinyl and for purchase in digital formats beginning Oct. 7.  The release has been mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin.

Available on Netflix, Luke Cage stars Mike Colter  an unbreakable ex-con with a murky past who fights to clear his name and save his neighborhood.

Composers Adrian Younge (Something About April) and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) have combined forces to produce one of the best scores of 2016 featuring an inspired, genre-bending blend of orchestral score and 90s hip-hop beats, filtered through the sonic lens of the works of Ennio Morricone.

The album features original artwork by Matthew Woodson and is the vinyl is pressed on “Power Man Yellow”-colored vinyl.

The vinyl release is only available from Mondo’s website.


Hydra Head Records Reissues S/T & “Things Viral” From KHANATE On Vinyl

Preorders are open for NYC “extreme doom” group Khanate’s first 2 vinyl album reissues, including bonus material and LPs of previously unreleased recordings. The self-titled debut was originally released via Southern Lord Records in 2001, and quickly gained a cult status among an audience across many genres. Followed by the 2003 album “Things Viral”, Khanate’s style of extreme, yet restrained composition and brutal execution has often been aped, although never successfully. These high quality vinyl reissues have been carefully remastered by James Plotkin and contain the complete recordings for each session. Packaging has also been given an upgrade by Stephen O’Malley, both albums being presented in sturdy Stoughton-style gatefold sleeves.

A deluxe option includes 1 of 2 extremely limited white-label LPs of live radio performances from the earliest years of the band’s existence. Various color vinyl options are also available, as well as a minimalist t-shirt design.