Links was an artists’ cooperative, formed in 1968 by The Gaylads, Ken Boothe, The Melodians, and Delroy Wilson, fed up with getting ripped off by Studio One and co. They did everything themselves — hiring Dynamic / Wirl studios, printing up labels, organising the pressings, and distributing in person to Kingston record shops
LP - **A compilation of Australian, modern jazz from 1969-1979!** 'Pyramid Pieces' showcases this period and the various forms of modern jazz indicative of the 'scene'; from modal and deep spiritual jazz through to avant-jazz film soundtracks and the unique sub-genre 'Eco Jazz' (a distinctive style which drew vivid inspiration from Australia's natural environment). Featuring essential tracks from celebrated Australian jazz icons such as John Sangster and Alan Lee, the collection also asserts the importance of other often overlooked groups including Jazz Co/op and The Brian Brown Quintet amongst others.
LP - Soundtrack to the 'ozploitation' classic 'Next of Kin' from '82 - a highly stylised psychological thriller scored by none other than ex-Tangerine Dream / Ash Ra Tempel drummer and German electronic music pioneer, Klaus Schulze. The music featured in the film is a unique hybrid of pulsing Giallo-moods and hypnotic 'Berlin-School' electronica. This is the first time time these recordings have been made available. Remastered from the original master tapes. Highly recommended!
LP - Tenderlonious mediataes on the Eastern classical music with Lahore, Pakistan based musicians, Jaubi. Deeply spiritual, improvised, cosmic, raga-jazz trance music - the album marks final chapter recordings to come from an intensive, three day collaborative session in Lahore. Essential release via Astigmatic Records!
LP - Poland's premier, contemporary jazz outfit EABS, return to Astigamtic Records with a majestic new album of deep, spiritual jazz inspired by Slavic folklore. ‘Slavic Spirits’. This LP was 2 years in the making, containing 100% original material. They are joined by 22a head-honcho Tenderlonious who lends his exceptional soprano saxophone and flute playing to all seven tracks. Any fans of classic Strata East style jazz should give this a spin!