It has been a while in the making, but the first release in the Positive Beat Recordings Lathe Series is finally ready for the world. We were incredibly honored to work with Cross Record on this release. We’re selling an edition of 25 of these hand-fabricated clear polycarbonate lathe-cut records with beautiful screen printed sleeves by Charlie Wagers (textural images by Emily Cross). You can listen to “Not Quite White Light” from the release via the player in the top right corner of the site.
What if you could somehow psychically communicate with an alien landscape? Ryan Daniel Hammer explores this sonic head-space with is latest release titled Moon Dome. Please heed his advice and listen to Moon Dome in a quiet environment as loudly as you possibly can.
Moon Dome available now for download on his band camp page for ~ $4.
Hammer’s first LP - Lost Coast, released earlier this year on Positive Beat, is available on our website for $8.
Yamoah’s Guitar Band, based in Kumasi and led by Peter Kwabena Yamoah (pictured at the end of the video), emerged from the Ghana concert party scene in the 1950s and has been one of the most influential Ghanaian music outfits ever since, which makes its lack of recognition outside Ghana all the more unjust. Nana Ampadu of African Brothers fame got his start there, as did guitarist Smart Nkansah and the sublime vocalist Agyaaku, who later formed the Sunsum Band.. I’m not sure when Yamoah’s Special (Motorway MTL 3001) was released, nor does it feature any credits, but I suspect it came out in the early ’70s. - Likembe Blog