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He’s a Sax Maniac! JAMES WHITE AND THE BLACKS classic for Pre-Order NOW!

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

The NYC No Wave legend returns to record store shelves everywhere! Long out of print, it’s only right JAMES CHANCE (WHITE) was back where he belongs, this time in the shape of a lovingly packaged reissue of his 1982 lp masterpiece – Sax Maniac.

Currently at the forefront of the popular music conciousness, fresh from a guest performance with Franz Ferdinand on prime time US televisions ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’, this fantastic Redux version of one of JAMES most revered records showcases his anarchic saxophone and deconstructionist approach to rock ‘n’ roll through avant garde arrangements and a blending of contemporary jazz with a true punk ethos.

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To go alongside the music are four incredible photographic prints of JAMES CHANCE and Anya Philips by Edo Bertolgio, the director of the now classic movie Downtown 81, which starred Jean-Michel Basquiet and a memorable performance by the JAMES WHITE AND THE BLACKS era band heard here on this record. Drenched in an infinite cool, Sax Maniac is a true document of downtown New Yorks’ underground music and art scene in the early 1980’s.

Devo_EZ Gatefold LP Visual store

This summer, FUTURISMO are proud to present a limited edition Redux version of this incredible LP. Remastered and containing a bonus track featuring fellow no-wave legend Arto Lindsay (DNA, The Lounge Lizards), this LP comes on heavy 180g limited coloured vinyl with free download. The record is encased in a clear PVC sleeve with the logo printed on the font, inside it contains 4 x photographic prints of images by the great Edo Bertoglio (Downtown 81, Jean-Michel Basquiet) allowing you to use whichever image you desire as the front cover! It also boasts newly written liner notes by the legendary JAMES CHANCE himself.
So get yourself a slice of hot sax – only while stocks last!

Available to Pre-order NOW at the FUTURISMO ONLINE STORE.

JAMES WHITE AND THE BLACKS > ‘Sax Machine’ from Sax Maniac (Redux) LP

James Chances’ CONTORTIONS ‘Buy’ lp. OUT NOW!

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

On March 16th, prepare to get contorted! FUTURISMO and James Chance give you the long awaited ultimate version of BUY, the influential No Wave classic by the CONTORTIONS. This incredible slab of avant jazz/disco punk, containing the famous ‘Contort Yourself’, is a must for fans of No Wave and postmodern music. Jagged and infectiously danceable, BUY’s influence has helped shape the sounds of post-punk beyond measure.

Contortions_Releases B LP Image

Fully remastered and featuring two bonus tracks, FUTURISMOs’ version of this lp comes on heavy 180g vinyl in two Limited Edition colours – Lounge Smoke and Jazz Static, in addition is a Free download containing extra live tracks. This stunning package is encased in a mirror varnished gatefold sleeve with spot printed neon ink and contains a brand new large 12pg booklet featuring rare photography by the late great fashionista, photographer and muse – Anya Phillips, not to mention new text written by the legendary James Chance himself!

Available to ORDER NOW from our online store, Futurismo No.5 is available in all good record stores worldwide.

BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Come contort yourself…the New York No Wave classic from the CONTORTIONS is back! It’s just over 35 years since James Chance first assaulted turntables with the juddering jazz punk fusion that permeate the tracks immortalised on BUY.

James Chance_BUY Announcement

Under the moniker CONTORTIONS, explosive saxophonist JAMES CHANCE… aka James White, alongside several other noted New York art scene luminaries, spearheaded a sub-genre dubbed No Wave; a deconstructionist approach to rock ‘n’ roll that mirrored New Yorks degradation and dissonance through avant garde compositions and articulated noise, considered by many to be the missing link between modern jazz and punk.

BUY is a bittersweet pill of funk disco nihilism, with tracks such as ‘Contort Yourself’, ‘I Don’t Want To Be Happy’ and ‘Roving Eye’ serving as testaments to how jagged, confrontational and arresting a genuinely infectious groove can be. It’s no surprise BUY’s influence is evident everywhere from Sonic Youth through to acid jazz.

So now, 35 years later, FUTURISMO and James Chance are proud to present the Redux version of this influential LP. Remastered and featuring two bonus tracks recorded at a brief reformation, this LP will come on heavy 180g limited edition coloured vinyl with free download, encased in a mirror varnished gatefold sleeve containing a booklet featuring rare photography by the late great Anya Phillips and newly written text by the legendary James Chance himself.

Get hip, get contorted. Don’t think just BUY. Coming early 2015.

CONTORTIONS > ‘Designed To Kill’ from BUY