MAGIC MIX

ALL GENRES

WEEK STARTING 29 Apr

Landscapes both seen and felt, real and imagined, lie at the heart of In All That Drifts From Summit Down, the vast debut full-length release from nomadic duo A Dead Forest Index. Comprised of brothers Adam Sherry (vocals/guitar) and Sam Sherry (drums/piano), the group crafts ethereal and intensely intimate compositions that defy trends and labeling, instead shaping an aural experience as organic as it is unpredictable. Forsaking instrumental complexity in favor of richly dense vocals and an otherwise minimal palette, the band evokes heaviness with the atmosphere they create rather than through blunt force.

Teaming-up with Sargent House on the heels of a recent European tour supporting labelmate Chelsea Wolfe, A Dead Forest Index are poised to introduce their sound to a global audience in 2016. A Dead Forest Index was initially the solo project of Adam Sherry, begun in 2008. By 2010, it had evolved into a collaboration, with Sam Sherry supplying percussive depth to his brother’s distinctively hymnal approach to vocals, itself characterized by cyclical harmonies and experiments with drone. Untethered by place (or, for that matter, era), they’ve spent the past few years developing their sound, touring extensively between 2012-2014, and issuing the EPs “Antique” and “Cast of Lines” in the process. The latter was released by Jehnny Beth of Savages’ Pop Noire label, a precursor to the collaborative Savages/A Dead Forest Index composition and performance titled “In What I’m Seeing; the Sun” for the Barbican’s Station to Station Festival in 2015.

Their debut album, is a testimony to the sublime divinity of nature and the cold reality of time’s passage. Unfolding over 13 tracks, the album imagines natural phenomena as poetic metaphor for the human condition, the lyrics evoking stone, cold air, unyielding emptiness and erosion, while the enveloping warmth of Adam Sherry’s layered, choral vocals makes for an intriguing contrast.

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Includes MP3 Download Code.

A. Avenue

Golden Queen - Inc. I-Robots / Flemming Dalum Remixes

Opilec Music come up trumps with their latest release, diving into the world of obscure Italo reissues with this ultra rare and obscure synth Italo disco track by A. Avenue from 1984. As usual, the label has remastered the original vocal and instrumental versions and thrown in a couple of choice remixes, this time from I-Robots and Flemming Dalum. Originally released on Discover Records, this is the only EP A. Avenue (aka Dario Ancona and F. Feleppa) ever put out and it now fetches high prices on the dealer circuit. As soon as the needle touches the groove you understand why. The lovably naive and innocent vocal version is seven sublime minutes of cosmic and psychedelic groove with perfectly retro melodies and pixilated chords that take you into outer space. Mid tempo drums are full of funk and drive and the two part vocal - one crisp and clean, one filtered and dehumanised - only enhances the mechanised madness. After a stripped back and sparse instrumental version, I-Robots takes the controls and serves up a classic reconstruction. The vocals are also more prominent, soaring up top above reflective synths and rainy xylophone style melodies. This modernist Italo disco gem is followed by a spacious and tripped out version from Danish DJ and producer Flemming Dalum, who layers in more cowbells, punchy drums and claps to tune up the cut for a modern club, while staying 100% true to the original.


Jodie Abacus

For A Real Life And Not Pretend

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Hailing from the “wonderful world of people from different cultures” that is South London, Jodie Abacus sprang onto the scene this year with a sound that is as classic as it is futuristic.

It’s Jodie’s infectious and humorous attitude that is truly the driving force behind his music. His inspiring lyrics, quirky nature, and vibrant visuals create a surreal and original world, all stitched together with a humble yet animated approach.

Enamoured with the LA school of funk (think Thundercat and Dam Funk) but taking inspiration from artists like Stevie Wonder and The Beach Boys, Abacus is creating uplifting soul music, filtered through contemporary, electronic beats. Whilst being described by many in the same breath as Pharrell Williams, Jodie knows he has a long way to go and can’t wait to share more of his neo-funk pop tunes with us.

The Adverts

Cast Of Thousands

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    Originally released to a fan base and music press that were unprepared for the band to move on from the punk fury of “Crossing The Red Sea”, The Adverts “Cast Of Thousands” has since been recognized as a lost classic of the time period. TV Smith’s cutting observational lyrics and sharp musical instincts saw his song writing grow and move in unexpected directions. The primal thumping was replaced by dynamic and driving drumming, acoustic guitars and probing solos emerged, and Tim Cross joined to add keyboards and fill out the overall sound. The one constant was the pounding throb of Gaye Advert’s bass. Encouraged to experiment by surprise producer Tom Newman (Mike Oldfield “Tubular Bells”) the band found themselves stretching creatively, both in song writing and recording techniques. They might agonize over the sound of recording a match being lit in the middle of one song, while doing a single take of a vocal via a microphone hung in the bathroom for another. Giant choirs were built meticulously over multiple tracks, while the sound of a rat running through the reverb room would be captured forever. The results wrapped some of TV’s best songs in strange and inventive sounds to compliment his anti-pop smarts and rock and roll heart.

    They did not know it at the time, but the band was falling apart. Tensions would soon rise to the level that replacement players were called in to finish their final tour. Punk fans left them in droves. Critics skewered the singles from the album. Their record label had moved on to the next big thing. Feeling that they had reached a creative peak made the tumble even harder to swallow. Time has been very kind though, and fans discovering punk after the first wave have been able to hear “Cast” for what it is - a brilliant and biting collection of rock and roll. Still full of stomp and swagger even when stripped down on “My Place” or via the anthemic surge of “Television’s Over”, with TV’s hook factory on full display on the anti-love song “Love Songs”, and the band closing the album with the creeping ballad “I Will Walk You Home”; The Adverts had grown from a great punk rock band to a great rock band. Available on coloured vinyl for Record Store Day. Download includes two bonus tracks. 

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Coloured LP Info: White vinyl.

    Includes MP3 Download Code.

    Aesop Rock

    The Impossible Kid

      Indie-rap mainstay Aesop Rock’s new album, The Impossible Kid, marks his first solo venture since 2012’s Skelethon. On the new album, Aesop continues finding new ways to improve on the skills that have made him one of the kings of indie hip-hop. Like Skelethon, Aesop exercised complete creative control over every aspect of the album, from the production (which he handled himself, with instrumental help from Philly’s Grimace Foundation) to conceptualizing the cover art by his friend Alex Pardee.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      2xColoured LP Info: 2xLP green & pink neon coloured vinyl, custom die-cut jacket, 3’x4’ double sided fold out poster, two illustrated record sleeves, full album lyrics & free digital download card.

      CD Info: Custom die cut CD slipcase with 24-panel double sided poster, illustrated CD sleeve and full album lyrics.

      On a fishing trip two years ago, the two main guys behind Africaine 808 (Dirk Leyers and Nomad) went to a tackle shop to buy some creepy crawlies (saltwater worms), not knowing that they were about to make a life changing discovery. In front of the shop a blind man was jammming on a little electronic organ, stomping his feet, singing, growling and basically making a scene.

      The boys were quite impressed with the fella, who introduced himself as 'Blind Double D'. They offered to bring him home and record him. He turned the offer down, but offered instead that they could record him on the spot in front of the tackle shop - if they bought him a bottle of good Bourbon. He explained that he would never set foot into a studio again in his life: he was sick of music production and the music industry in general, and that he just wanted this bottle of Bourbon and to be left alone.

      The boys got him the bottle, and recorded Blind DD on the spot with a tape recorder they borrowed from the tackle shop. Unfortunately, the tape was stored in one of the tackle boxes over the trip, and some of the creepy crawlies crawled into the tape and stank it all up. This added some extra funk to the recording. With Dirk and Nomad's usual studio trickery and production skills, they created the two versions of this very very funky, creepy, stanky track.

      We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do. This record is dedicated to Blind DD, wherever he is...

      Air

      Casanova 70

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        With a sensual, atmospheric sound inspired by Burt Bacharach and Brian Wilson as well as disco, synthesizer maestros Tomita, Jean-Michel Jarre, and Vangelis, new wave, and obscure Italian film soundtracks, Air may have been outliers in the late-'90s electronica boom, but they became one of the most influential electronic acts of the 2000s and beyond.

        The Animals

        We Gotta Get Out Of This Place ( The Animals Radio & TV Sessions 1965)

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          The Alan Price Rhythm & Blues Combo, later the Animals, were the premier attraction on the Newcastle-on Tyne live circuit in 1962. They had a real edge combining a tough vocal sound, charismatic stage presence and a rich organ sound. They moved to London two years later, becoming popular on the mod scene and scoring record deals with EMI in the UK and MGM in America. They were the only British Invasion group whose every single released in the UK and in the US was a hit record at the time.This album comprises 14 recordings never previously released, taken from radio and TV broadcasts from the peak year of the Animals’ success of 1965. 


          Antwood

          Virtuous.Scr

          ‘Antwood’ is the alias of Tristan Douglas - a Canadian whose releases so far have been on netlabels such as Cocobass and B.YRSLF Division, initially under the name ‘Margaret Antwood’. These early recordings have picked up interest from curious seekers of new music, with excitement from Fact magazine and a mention in Vogue’s best music of 2015. He's now dropped the punning female first name and been picked up by Planet Mu for his first proper full-length, 'Virtuous.scr'. The music on this album feels very modern, but doesn't feel genre specific or even created by a human at times. It has an obvious dark cartoonish cinematic feel to it that hints at computer game music and anime soundtracks, but it’s as if the tracks are semi-autonomous beings evolving as part of a larger eco-system: the sounds are mechanical, things uncoil, whirr and stretch, strafe and crack around melodic segments, synthesised forms bouncing around the speakers, falling into melody and then out again, full of colour and drama. Perhaps in this context It makes sense that Tristan is a microbiologist too - but also that the theme he was inspired by when creating the album was centred around the development of an AI. A little later in the process it started to crystalize into the idea of whether or not an AI can have a set of ethics, and if not, how close can it get to being like human intelligence? It comes through in the music as the album becomes more melodic, almost sentimental at the end. 'Virtuous.scr' also references the darker corners of the Internet, as reflected in its track titles. Like all the best electronic music which isn’t entirely melodic, the listener is able to put their imagination right at the centre of the work and can rest assured that the album will reward their attention. 'Virtuous.scr' is full of rhythmic ideas, evocative, textural sound design and also has an intriguing musical narrative - we're sure that willing listeners will enjoy the ride! 

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          The Roundtable & Northside Records are pleased to offer this long awaited and special Record Store Day reissue of this highly collectible Australian rare groove LP.
          If you can imagine the gathering of a group of Australian session musicians channelling the sounds of Herbie Hancock Headhunter’s and Marc Moulin’s Placebo, recording an album out of hours at a TV studio and then releasing a privately pressed hard hitting jazz funk record then what you have is Arena, one of Australia’s most revered and scarce rare groove records.
          This was the name given to a pick-up group of session players led by Ted White, a veteran of the British big band jazz scene (an associate of Ted Heath and Basil Kirchin) who had immigrated to Australia in the 1960s to work in the burgeoning television industry. This one-time studio project (recorded only to test out the facilities for a new studio) barely yet thankfully saw an LP release in 1975. Pressed in minute quantities only with limited distribution, the album was subsequently forgotten and obscured by time, only to be resurrected in the 90s by DJs and collectors seeking out lost and rare records.
          The album has since become one of the country’s most celebrated and collectible jazz funk recordings and has proved to be a pivotal point in Australian jazz, marking a shift from the modern jazz and R&B sounds of the previous decades to the cross pollinating electric jazz funk of the 70s. Characterized by the heavy use of electronically treated saxophone, psychedelic guitar, Moog and spacey Fender Rhodes, the album is a classic of the genre.
          While acknowledging the often compiled and sampled breaks track, The Long One, the complete album offers much more, exemplified by its complicated and obsessive jazz rhythms, abstract and middle-eastern horn lines and pulsing electric funk. 


          Ashford & Simpson

          Love Will Fix It: The Best Of Ashford & Simpson

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          'Love Will Fix It: The Best of Ashford & Simpson' is a comprehensive double vinyl LP spanning the legendary song-writing duos own recording career with Warner Bros. Records from 1973 to 1981. The husband and wife team of Nickolas and Valerie established themselves in the 1960s as one of Motown Records many successful hit making partnerships (“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “You’re All I Need To Get By”). The duo added even more depth, emotion and musicality to their self-produced recordings.

          This newly remastered, comprehensive Groove Line Records release features 19 of the duo’s classic progressive 70s R&B duets including 'It Seems To Hang On', 'Send It', 'Don’t Cost You Nothing', 'Found A Cure', 'Bourgie Bourgie', 'Love Don’t Make It Right', 'Is It Still Good To Ya', 'Ain’t It A Shame' and 'One More Try', of which the latter four titles are represented here in their extended form, and many of which are mixed by Valerie’s brother Jimmy, regarded as an early innovator and enduring influence on dance music.

          Groove Line Records cut no corners when making sure that each and every one of our releases has the highest quality performance possible. Newly remastered from the original tapes and half-speed mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy; it’s housed in a gatefold sleeve featuring liner notes penned by Christian Wikane. 'Love Will Fix It: The Best of Ashford & Simpso' is an essential addition to any serious R&B, soul, funk and disco vinyl collector. 

          Juan Atkins & Moritz Von Oswald Present Borderland

          Transport

          Juan Atkins and Moritz von Oswald - the two indispensable protagonists of the 'Electric Garden' - plug back into the wilderness.

          ‘Transport’ - the new full length effort of the Borderland collaborative project - brings together a new set of studio-refined sequences aimed at colonising some of the dark energy that pulsates through those areas that are thoroughly electrified, even if not ‘on the grid’.

          The Detroit-Berlin axis triangulates to a third point which, like the atomic particle that lives in two places at once, flickers between a form of techno-charged ambience and a futuristic club-jazz which cannot be broken down into constitutive parts. Borderland remains caught in a state of enraptured stillness, invisibly moving between every imagined future for electronic sound making.

          The result: a font from which springs serene and exhilarating musical ideas that vibrate with refined energy for sixty seconds in every minute.


          Bardo Pond

          Acid Guru Pond

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            Few things bring more joy on Record Store day than the recent series of special Bardo Pond releases. This year features the fruits of an incredible collaboration with Japanese psych-experimentalists Acid Mothers Temple. Wrapping their psych rock wizardry and cosmic space noise around Isobel Sollenberger’s ethereal vocals and majestic flute playing, the collective brings out the best in one another, feasting on innovation and distortion while not losing the swirling lock groove. Classic rock riffs merge and morph into the surrounding world music influences to cook up an enchanting and meditative brew. The naming of each song after a colour only further reinforces the vibe heavy proceedings. Begun in 2013, the Bardo Pond Record Store Day series continues to be one of the major highlights of the day. The 2016 release is limited to only 1000 copies. This exclusive release comes on two split colour vinyl discs, with disc one in a blue and green convergence and disc 2 blazing red and orange. This is a vital release for any Bardo Pond or Acid Mothers Temple collection. 

            FORMAT INFORMATION

            2xColoured LP Info: 2xLP" 2 split colour LPs includes download.

            The Barr Brothers

            Alta Falls

              "We're very excited to be releasing a new EP this week called Alta Falls. The 5 songs on this record are some of our favorite misfits from the Sleeping Operator sessions. The cover art is by our elusive friend Madame Gilles, whose posters have been anonymously gracing the telephone poles of Montreal for years." The Barr Brothers.

              Joe Bataan

              Chick-A-Boom / Cycles Of You

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                Limited to 150 copies for the UK. 2016 edition of the single that marked the return of Joe Bataan in 2004. A dancefloor favourite by the King of Latin Soul! Back in 2004, Vampisoul was extremely honoured to play a role in the return to recording of the legendary Joe Bataan, which fully materialized in the lauded 2005 album "Call My Name", written and produced by Daniel Colls. But first came out the preview 45 'Chick-A-Boom' / 'Cycles Of You', which quickly became a DJ favourite and guaranteed dancefloor filler, long out of print until now.

                Batteries

                The Finishing Line

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                  Steven Clark (a.k.a Sci-Fi Steven from disco/punk legends bis) returns with his one-man-band project Batteries what seems like seconds after last year's self-titled snappy New-Wave debut. The debut's dystopian potential future themes remain, but this time both the musical and lyrical safety nets have been removed. With the "Devo plays Queens Of The Stone Age or vice versa" mantra still a loose guide, The Finishing Line opens with the vague reassurance of lost Punk 45 "The Fall-In-Love Club" before the safety is removed for the unhinged journey ahead. Remnants of Bill Nelson's Red Noise, Cardiacs and early Blur b-sides abound in "Mutual Enemies" and "Hidden Tracks" while there's edgy American metallic synth punk in "Pigs", "Pankhurst" and "Children Be Normal" which recalls Jesus Lizard and Brainiac. It's a restless itchy record, fleeting pop melodies are crushed by industrial strength guitars, but one that is a cohesive reward and illustrates Steven's unique musical vision. 

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  Ltd LP Info: 500 only, 180g black vinyl, no download card.

                  Beach Skulls

                  Slow Grind

                    Punk Slime Recordings are proud to present the latest addition to their ever-growing roster - Beach Skulls with their infectious debut album Slow Grind arriving on April 29.

                    Formed in Liverpool and now also based in Manchester and Glasgow itʼs some of the best laid-back indie-pop weʼve come across. Beach Skulls originally got started in 2011 as the solo project of frontman Ry Vieira and soon Jordan Finney joined up – with the line-up being completed after a trip to Berlin when Dan West took on bass duties.

                    Over the past few years Beach Skulls have released a variety of 7” singles, tapes and online-only EPs while playing around the UK – and last year the band headed into Parr Street Studios in Liverpool to record their full-length debut Slow Grind over four days, with support from the Merseyside Arts Foundation

                    James Bernard

                    Nosferatu

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                      • 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
                      • Exclusive Record Store Day Release
                      • Pvc Protective Sleeve
                      • Limited Edition Of 3000 Numbered Copies On Silver Coloured Vinyl

                      Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (translated as Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror) is a 1922 German Expressionist horror film. The film was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. The film came to be regarded as an influential masterpiece of cinema, as it is Rotten Tomatoes' second best-reviewed horror film of all time.

                      The original score composed by Hans Erdmann has been lost, and what remains is a reconstitution of the score as it was played in 1922. James Bernard, composer of the soundtracks of many Hammer horror films in the late 1950s and 1960s, has written a score for a reissue. This particular 7" version contains audio performed in 1997 by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Nic Raine.

                      The sleeve of this highly collectible 7" was designed by Diego Scaglia Rat from Engravers Dungeon.

                      Bevis Frond

                      Inner Marshland

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                        Following the unexpected success of The Bevis Frond’s debut, 1987’s "Inner Marshland" originally was recorded via the home studio four-track portastudio set up that was used for the debut album in Walthamstow, UK. Recorded over 12 months, "Inner Marshland” features the anglophile’s dreamscape of “Termination Station Grey”, the epic psych-blues-rock rave up of "I’ve Got Eyes in the Back of My Head” and so much more, with Nick Saloman’s guitar always leading the way. A labour of love and fiercely independent, his prolific output has seen as many releases in as many years, an uncompromising vision all under his own label Woronzow. Hailed as “a Hendrix devotee ever bit as tough and contemporary as the serrated guitar chorales of Sonic Youth and Pixies” by Rolling Stone’s David Fricke, his immense psych-stoner-rock has seen him become a cult figure in his own right. The Bevis Frond’s legion of loyal fans includes Teenage Fanclub, Dinosaur Jr and Mary Lou Lord, who have all covered his music. The release coincides with an invite to perform at comedian Stewart Lee’s upcoming curated ATP in Wales (UK). Available as a Record Store Day exclusive and limited in the U.S. to 500 copies and on transparent deep purple vinyl, the record also comes with extensive bonus tracks available via download. 

                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        Coloured LP Info: 12” LP on transparent deep purple vinyl and download.

                        Bevis Frond

                        Miasma

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                          Originally self-released by Nick Saloman and limited to just 500 copies, the debut from The Bevis Frond marked the beginning of a highly influential career in underground British neo-psych-rock. Armed with a four-track portastudio, the success of 1986’s “Miasma” saw it unexpectedly sell-out quickly with a repress not far behind. Sounding as bracing today as it did then, it collects some of Saloman’s finest songs. Having played in bands since the late 60’s, and constantly writing, Saloman had founded The Von Trap Family and played in Room 13. In fact, he had almost called it a day, but it was the popularity of “Miasma” that saw him continue onward and establish himself as an underground legend. A labour of love and fiercely independent, his prolific output has seen as many releases in as many years and an uncompromising vision under his own label Woronzow. Hailed as “a Hendrix devotee ever bit as tough and contemporary as the serrated guitar chorales of Sonic Youth and Pixies” by Rolling Stone’s David Fricke, his immense psych-stoner-rock has seen him become a cult figure in his own right. The Bevis Frond’s legion of loyal fans includes Teenage Fanclub, Dinosaur Jr and Mary Lou Lord, who have all covered his music. The release coincides with an invite to perform at comedian Stewart Lee’s upcoming curated ATP in Wales (UK). Available as a Record Store Day exclusive and limited in the U.S. to 500 copies and on transparent royal blue vinyl, the record also comes with extensive bonus tracks available via download.

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                          Coloured LP Info: 12” LP on transparent royal Blue vinyl includes download.

                          Bis / Big Zero

                          Boredom Could Be …. / Tear It Up And …..

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                            A split between the old and new kids on the new-wave pop block. "Boredom Could Be Good For You" is brand-new, machines and guitar pop from Glasgow's indie legends bis. A favourite from recent reformation gigs, it encapsulates their famed musical exuberance, wiry riffs, wonky beats and synths, with a wry and reflective sideswipe at the youth of today. It's the bis that the old-school fans know and love, but also showcases their continued ability to craft long-lost indie-disco classics alongside their more Riot Grrrl or electronic inspirations. With gigs lined up and a new album forthcoming, "Boredom Could Be Good For You" is a hook laden reminder that Manda Rin, Sci-Fi Steven and John Disco could be good for you too. On the flip, young upstarts from Reading, Big Zero interrupt the show with "Tear It Up and Start Again", their guitar and synth driven weirdo-pop vinyl debut. Like Devo getting drunk with Weezer, Adam, Johnnie and Jordan take influence from the best of British and American New-Wave and give it a much needed shot of adrenaline. Their B-Movie inspired DIY videos have been gaining a cult following, live shows ecstatically received and with bis support dates on the horizon, fans can witness their new favourite band and their old favourite band together. A full EP will follow on Do Yourself In later in the year. 

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            Ltd 7" Info: Split 7" - Limited Edition 500 Pressing - Coloured Vinyl, no download.

                            Blanck Mass

                            The Great Confuso

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                              It was once suggested that everything we as human beings have ever achieved is merely the culmination of our refusal to acknowledge, or accept our own mortality: a vain, pathetic grasp at immortality via the fatuous notions of legacy, society, family, tradition, art. Whatever. In the greatest traditions of folklore, Blanck Mass summons forth the entity sardonically named The Great Confuso, to embody the taunting cruelty of death, and the unknowable beyond. This is the ambitious and gloriously uncomfortable aural propagation of looming disaster.

                              Dark, glorious and by turn pulverising industrial metal and hypnotic synth-wash soundscape, this is Power’s most thrilling work to date. The obsession with human frailty so central to his previous work is focused here on the themes of confusion, anger and surrender. If Dumb Flesh depicted the frailty of the human body, this EP illustrates the fragility of the human mind. Dispassionate and candid, stark and bold, ferocious and tender, The Great Confuso stands as a new electronic masterpiece.


                              Blonde Redhead

                              Peel Sessions

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                                On June 7, 2000 Blonde Redhead stepped into the BBC’s Radio 1 Yalding House studios for what would be their sole Peel Session, a setting particularly important as it inspired the namesake of one of this 7” single’s two songs. “Where is John?” a nervous producer asked again and again, pacing the room, unable to locate the revered radio host, as a warmed up Blonde Redhead waited patiently.

                                The trio’s affection for Peel dated to a very early tour in 1995, when they were lost among the tumbleweeds of a barren Texas landscape. As the band turned the crackling radio dial, the celebrated radio presenter’s Northern English accent suddenly piped through their van’s speakers with high praise for the track “Violent Life” from their recently released sophomore LP, La Mia Vita Violenta. This unexpected bit of encouragement from Peel helped give the young, extremely road weary and relatively unknown trio the confidence and validation to press on in what had proven to be an arduous road expedition. Five years later, the seasoned threesome eventually played live for Peel’s show, and it seemed only fitting that the they christen a brand new, yet-to-be-titled song after their only session with the man held deep in their collective heart.

                                Remastered and released here for the first time on vinyl, “Where is John?” b/w “Missile ++” speaks not only of a band in the prime of their celebrated sound, but also of the people who helped along the way.

                                Bluesology (Elton John)

                                Come Back Baby

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                                Formed by keyboard maestro Reg Dwight (later to transform into Elton John of course) and his neighbour Stu Brown, Bluesology found agency work as the hot-shot backing band for visiting R&B acts from the USA, including The Isley Brothers and Patti LaBelle. This blue-eyed soul rarity, their first release for Fontana, featured Reg on piano and vocals and hails from July 1965. Shortly afterwards Reg began co-writing with a budding lyricist named Bernie Taupin and the rest is history. This £300+-rated 7” rarity comes reissued for Record Store Day 2016 with reproduction original Fontana label and bag.

                                Moses Boyd

                                Rye Lane Shuffle / Drum Dance

                                Imagine an alternate universe where you're an evil musical svengali, probably adorned in a flat cap and slip ons. Reclining on the softest of furnishings you hatch a plan to cook up the hippest, hottest, on trend 12" certain to sell a gazillion copies and keep you in caviar for life. As the buzz words circle your head (cross genre, diverse, danceable) you bring it all together in one perfect formula for dancefloor alchemy... Four Tet and Floating Points behind the desk for a MOBO winning, Gilles Peterson approved instrumentalist, dropping a jazz-house 12" called "Rye Lane Shuffle". Well, sorry buddy, but someone beat you to it! At least you can chuck this on the turntable and revel in the fact that real life has outdone your wildest fantasies. "Rye Lane Shuffle" rattles along at break neck pace, darting through colourful explosions of hot horns and slick guitar while the brass bass and frenetic drumming power the whole thing forward. Forget laboured covers of soul standards and naff R&B, this is contemporary jazz dance at its most expressionistic. Over on the flipside, "Drum Dance" sees the ensemble neck something special and get hypnotic, driving towards the dancefloor with rattling drums, dubby bass and highlife guitars. You can almost hear Kieran and Sam fighting it out over the mixing desk, tweaking those frequencies to perfection before letting loose with the luxurious arps which carry us home. Already causing a stir in elite circles this is the future sound of London.


                                Brand Image is a trio formed in Bergamo, Italy in 1983. Created by the same group of musicians as their previous project Some Bizarre. The line-up is Marino Scarabelli (music, producer), Tiberio “Tyber” Scarfone (arrangement, producer) and Stefano Brignoli (lyrics) and vocalist Mauro Farina. Originally, Stefano sang the song but his performance was too close to the brand new Some Bizarre single, so they recruited Mauro for distinction.

                                “Are You Loving” was recorded at Regson Studio in Milan in 1983 and released on Il Discotto the same year. Similar in approach to Some Bizarre, the song’s music was composed by Marino as lyrics were written by Stefano with sitting on the sofa in the studio. The band created their signature sound using a Mini Moog, Prophet 5, Korg Synthesizer, Linn Drum. Mauro’s vocals are warm as he aggressively debates internally going out dancing or staying in and ordering take out. Where “Don’t Be Afraid” ”was the trio’s first experience at songwriting, ””Are You Loving”” became a popular hit and gave the group strength and enthusiasm to continue this musical path. Tiberio was a fan of the Italian pop group ”Pooh”” and their song “Non Siamo In Pericolo” ”had a solo break with an electric guitar and background bells that section inspired the guitar and claps solo in “Are You Loving”. Enrica Danesi makes a return appearance with her signature call-and-response back up vocals during the chorus. On the B-side is the instrumental version with extended breaks, drum claps and dubbed out bass lines.

                                Both songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl comes housed in an exact replica of the original 1983 edition with bright yellow and magenta line graphics against a black background. Each copy includes a double-side postcard insert with lyrics and notes.

                                Jackie Brenston

                                Rocket 88

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                                  The Story of Rocket 88:"Rocket 88" is a rhythm and blues song that was first recorded in the studio of producer Sam Phillips Memphis, Tennessee, on March 3 or 5, 1951. The recording was credited to Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats, who were actually a 19 yr old Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm. The record reached no. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart. Many experts acknowledge its importance in the development of rock and roll music, with several considering it to be the very first rock and roll record. The new sound being due to the broken amp of the guitarist producing a fuzzed up sound.Ike Turner himself said, in an interview with Holger Petersen:...Anyway, we recorded "Rocket 88" and you know that's why they say "Rocket 88" was the first rock'n'roll song (well, they use the language "It's been said about 'Rocket 88'"), but the truth of the matter is, I don't think that "Rocket 88" is rock'n'roll. I think that "Rocket 88" is R&B, but I think "Rocket 88" is the cause of rock and roll existing ... Sam Phillips got Dewey Phillips to play "Rocket 88" on his program – and this is like the first black record to be played on a white radio station – – the fact remains that the record in question was possessed of a sound and a fury the sheer, utter newness of which set it apart from what had come before.

                                  Leon Bridges

                                  Louisiana Sun (From The Coming Home Sessions)

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                                    The ltd (x1000) 10” Vinyl EP, “Louisiana Sun (from the Coming Home sessions)” contains x5 new tracks.



                                    Stanley Brinks And The Kaniks

                                    Turtle Dove

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                                      Following the albums Gin and My Ass recorded with The Wave Pictures in un-gentrified East London, Stanley Brinks (aka André Herman Dune) returns with a new collaborative album, this time with the Norwegian folk collective The Kaniks as his backing band. Eschewing a traditional recording studio, André took The Kaniks to a remote island outside the small town of Egersund in south west Norway. Over the course of week of midnight sun, midnight swims and midnight beers on their isolated rocky island, living and recording in the only building on the island, the (now unmanned) mid 19th century Vibberodden lighthouse, Stanley Brinks and The Kaniks recorded three albums of material; Turtle Dove is the first of those three to be released. Brinks is renowned for his unique antifolk style: both playful and suggestive, insightful and entertaining. His fondness for calypso and the unusual provide the perfect foil to The Kaniks’, whose folk instrumentation and country and bluegrass influences take these 12 songs to a joyous place Brinks hasn’t been before in his extensive back catalogue. Stanley Brinks was born in Paris, France, in 1973. He studied a bit of biology and worked as a nurse for a while. Half Swedish, half Moroccan, strongly inclined to travel the world, he soon began spending most of his life on the road and developed a strong relationship with New York. By the late 90s he’d become a full time singer-songwriter – André Herman Düne – as part of three piece indie-rock band, Herman Düne. Several albums and Peel sessions later and after a decade of touring Europe, mostly with American songwriters such as Jeffrey Lewis, Calvin Johnson and early Arcade Fire he settled in Berlin. The early carnival music of Trinidad became a passion, and in the early 21st century he became the unquestioned master of European calypso, changing his name to Stanley Brinks. Under this moniker he has recorded more than 100 albums, collaborated with the New York Antifolk scene on several occasions, recorded and toured with traditional Norwegian musicians, and played a lot with The Wave Pictures.

                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                      Coloured LP Info: Blue vinyl LP in gatefold sleeve, includes bonus download of two track single “Too Much Women”.

                                      Trancers, dancers and sweet romancers from our mate Willie Burns on the omnipresent Ultimate Hits. Anyone who reads our new weekly staff top ten feature will know I've been waiting this to drop for quite a while. Best release on the label for me and that's saying something! Ultimate Hits are bringing back the tradition of high quality DJ tools and club weapons for creative DJs. These aren't the kinda records you'd delicately place on a high end turntable running through some Klipsch speakers from start to finish, stroking your beard as you admire the songwriting and the sonics. These are non-UN sanctioned club bombs. You might only drop a few bars from each track over some other banger you've had stashed in your record bag for that moment when the rave gremlins are on the attack and you need some firepower! "Bang The Box" updates the classic Jackmaster vocal hook for some broken electro grooves. "Got To Be A" has a lot going on to be termed strictly a 'tool'. A deliciously radiant xylophone riff, glistening celestial atmospheres then this stupidly infectious repeating vocal line. Mayhem and madness for the peaktime which is guaranteed to send dancers spiraling into the speaker stacks. "Checking Heart Rate" takes the currently in vogue sound of '92 breakbeat and tickles up the frequencies for our super powered soundsystems, and is for me the highlight of the EP. "Where Has The Love Gone" concludes the EP and has me lost for words. Think Recloose meets Matthew Herbert meet Theo Parrish but then half the stems were lost or destroyed in the mixdown. Anyway - solid tackle from man like Willie. Recommended.

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Matt says: I always like a good secret weapon. And the Ultimate Hits label are churning them out at the moment. This bad boy from Willie Burns is the creme of the crop.

                                      Glen Campbell

                                      Wichita Lineman

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                                        Commonly referred to as “the first existential country song”, Stuart Maconie has hailed ‘Wichita Lineman’ as “the greatest pop song ever composed”, its reputation further enhanced by its inclusion in Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Songs Of All Time’ poll. Written by Jimmy Webb and inspired by the image of a solitary lineman atop a telegraph pole, observed while driving through rural Oklahoma during sunset, this definitive version, released as a single in 1968, would go to Number 3 in the US chart and enter the top ten in the UK. In celebration of Campbell’s 80th birthday in April 2016, we’re reissuing it on red coloured 7” vinyl, using the original artwork from the ‘68 Spanish release.


                                        Captain Beefheart

                                        Live At Knebworth 1975

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                                          Record Store Day 2016 special edition 2000 units only in 180 gram orange vinyl gatefold sleeve. Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band returned to England with a new line up in 1975 to appear on the bill with Pink Floyd at Knebworth Festival. 

                                          Carlton Melton

                                          Aground

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                                            A follow up / companion piece to 2015's well received Out To Sea opus released on Agitated Records.
                                            5 tracks of magick-karpet wreck'd psychedelic morass. The raft ran aground, you have to get your ears on and wander the deserted shores of this desolate isle (metaphorically speaking, but you get the "drift" right?)
                                            Aim for the high ground, build a fire, look to the horizons and let it all flow. These tracks were from the same sessions that spawned "Out To Sea", theres a natural flow, a cohesion that makes the whole trip worth taking.
                                            Recorded / Engineered by Phil Manly / El Studio.

                                            5 tacks, cut at 45 rpm, lush transparent green vinyl in an edition of 600 COPIES ONLY

                                            Record Shack keep the fire burning with another essential slice of northern soul, reissued and remastered for your dancefloor pleasure. This time round we get the original and unissued alternate version of Vivian Carol's highly sought after "Oh Yeah, Yeah, Yeah". Originally released on the short-lived Merben label, this Philly soul shuffler is a total ladies jam and a constant floorfiller in the UK & continental Europe for many years. Sugar sweet vocals, hot horns and a twisting rhythm should have the dancefloor in a spin from the first to the last.

                                            Al Casey

                                            Surfin' Hootenanny - MONO Edition

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                                              Just as folk and rock morphed into folk-rock, guitarist Al Casey and producer Lee Hazlewood attempted to fuse the new genre with surf music! While this new hybrid genre didn’t start a new craze, the experiment yielded a positively brilliant LP, Surfin’ Hootenanny. Filled with super-loud, killer twang and surf sounds, awash in reverb and backed by the cream of The Wrecking Crew, we present one of the best, and rarest, albums of the original surf wave. Mastered from the original 1964 Stacy Records mono reel and pressed on custom colored vinyl, this is an essential addition to any surf/guitar library!

                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                              Coloured LP Info: LP on Translucent Colored Vinyl!

                                              Johnny Cash

                                              The Best Of The Johnny Cash TV Show

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                                                Featuring x16 performances from the U.S. hit TV show that ran from 1969-71

                                                Cavern Of Anti-Matter

                                                Void Versions

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                                                  Two tracks from the ‘Void Beats / Invocation Trex’ album, bent into new shapes by two of the most exciting electronic producers of the moment.

                                                  Chicago’s Jamal Moss records as Hieroglyphic Being, as well as a dizzying number of other names including The Sun God, Insane Black Man, Interplanetary Prophets (with Ital) and Face Of Drums (with Steve Poindexter).

                                                  His typically raw and distorted re-work of ‘Hi-hats Bring The Hiss’ blends elements of acid house, industrial, and Sun Ra-style synth arpeggios, conjuring up a sense of blown out speakers at a subterranean 4am rave.

                                                  US-born, London-based producer Karen Gwyer has released records for Opal Tapes, No Pain In Pop and Nous.

                                                  Slowing down ‘Void Beat’ to a glacial shuffle, subtle shifting textures drift somewhere in between stoned dub disco, fractured techno and the hypnotically repeating motifs of the best kosmische music.

                                                  This limited edition release for Record Store Day has been pressed on clear vinyl, and is housed in a screenprinted PVC sleeve.

                                                  Limited to 500 copies.

                                                  Michael Chapman

                                                  Savage Amusement

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                                                    Album features Chapman, Tim Renwick and Andy Latimer on guitars. Keef Hartley on drums, Rick Kemp on bass. Peter Wood on keys and Leo Le Blanc on pedal steel. It was recorded in 1976 at Sawmills in Cornwall, Tapestry in London and Ardent in Memphis.

                                                    Cheap Trick

                                                    Found New Parts

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                                                      Cheap Trick are one of the most influential rock bands of all time, with acts from right across the rock spectrum including Guns ’N Roses, Motley Crue, Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana citing them as an inspiration. In April 2016 they return with their 17th studio album and their first in almost seven years, ‘Bang Zoom Crazy…Hello’. As a precursor they’re also releasing the ‘Found New Parts’ E.P. for Record Store Day, its title referencing their 1980 4-tracker ‘Found All The Parts’. This 10” single comes with three tracks from the new album as well as the exclusive ‘Arabesque’.

                                                      Chicago Underground Duo

                                                      Boca Negra

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                                                        Sold out on vinyl for six years, Thrill Jockey are delighted to present a limited re-issue of Chicago Underground Duo's ‘Boca Negra’ album for Record Store Day 2016.

                                                        Chicago Underground Duo has been part of a new generation of music improvisers that emerged in Chicago in the 1990’s. Made up of cornetist Rob Mazurek (Exploding Star Orchestra, Isotope 217) and drummer Chad Taylor (Marc Ribot, Iron and Wine), ‘Boca Negra’ is the duo’s fifth release, originally released in 2010.

                                                        As with the previous four Duo records it contains both composed and improvised music. The recording contains powerful grooves along with ambient sound structures, folk song simplicity and polyrhythmic bursts of energy with lyrical melodic vignettes. It also combines high energy music with slow moving ballads. ‘Boca Negra’ was recorded in Sao Paulo, Brazil at Rocha Studios making it the first record not created in Chicago.

                                                        Limited to 500 copies, pressed on virgin vinyl and packaged in an uncoated stock jacket with paste-on photo art card and free download coupon.

                                                        The Chills

                                                        Pyramid / When The Poor Can Reach The Moon

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                                                          "Pyramids / When The Poor Can Reach The Moon is the most ambitious song in the group’s entire catalogue, and one whose firm grasp of melody and dynamics more than justifies its length. The tension builds for a full five minutes until it arrives at its glorious, sun-drenched conclusion when, instead of violence and chaos, the gates to the mansion are flung open, guitars and pianos sparkle, the oppressed are liberated. The net effect is warm and rousing, speaking to the power of hope in the face of darkness. After three decades of near-misses and dark alleys, Phillipps has finally embraced his role as king of the underdogs. He fights back the only way he knows how: with beauty.” Pitchfork // Following the critical success of their comeback album 'Silver Bullets' out last year, The Chills deliver a bona fide Heavenly Pop Hit in the form of 'Pyramid / When The Poor Can Reach The Moon' taken from the same album. The Chills deliver up a plea on behalf of the displaced in a wryly observed commentary for our times and it's that rare thing, an insightful pop anthem with intelligence, heart and soul. “Pyramid/When The Poor Can Reach The Moon’ is a triumphant return to the 'Heavenly Pop Hit' glory days with a hook to rival 'Shiny Happy People'. B-side includes exclusive versions of ‘Night Of Chill Blue’ and ‘Walk On The Beach’ which were both recorded Karma Sound Studios in Bang Sarai Thailand in 2013. 

                                                          Stelvio Cipriani

                                                          Deviation OST

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                                                            Before Jose Larraz made his notorious cult classics Vampyres and Symptoms, he helmed three unique British horror films that aren’t very well known today. His second feature film was Deviation a quiet little film, with moody atmospherics followed by intense moments of perversity. First issue ever, in a limited edition of 500 copies for the RECORD STORE DAY 2016, Dagored presents this haunting, sophisticated score composed by the great Stelvio Cipriani.
                                                            - FIRST RELEASE EVER
                                                            - LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 500 COPIES IN TRANSPARENT VINYL.


                                                            Circle/Sky

                                                            Reveal/Interstellar

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                                                              Circle Sky is a live electronic band featuring Richard Norris (BTWS, the Grid) and Martin Dubka (Cazals). Recorded on the Death Star at Secret Cinema's massive 100 night 'Star Wars' event in London's docklands, using sounds entirely created on the mighty Moog System 55 modular, 'Reveal' and 'Interstellar' are two slices of warm, hypnotic electronic dance, recalling both the heady days of acid house and the sound of the near future. We have lift off...


                                                              Clark

                                                              The Last Panthers

                                                                ‘The Last Panthers’ features music from and inspired by Clark’s mesmerising score for the Sky Atlantic crime thriller of the same name.

                                                                The six part series, co-produced by Warp Films (‘Southcliffe’, ‘71’, ‘Four Lions’, ‘This Is England’) and Haut et Court (‘The Returned’), stars Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim and John Hurt and was descibed by The Guardian as “bold, smart and seductive.”

                                                                Clark approached ‘The Last Panthers’ soundtrack with the same ethos as his artist releases; combining sounds of the natural world with clinical, machine enhanced production and an experimental, exploratory attitude. Here he breaks off from his mainline discography to deliver this stunning project, meticulously edited and expanded from the original score into a coherent listening experience.

                                                                This new release from Clark forms part of a burgeoning movement of contemporary artists working in the soundtrack and composition world, including Mica Levi, Mogwai, Jon Hopkins and Ólafur Arnalds.


                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                LP Info: LP with printed inner in 3mm spine outer sleeve and digital download card.

                                                                Deluxe CD Info: Each CD comes in a casebound hand numbered sleeve with a silver foil stamp applied to the back cover.

                                                                Class Action

                                                                Weekend - Inc. Larry Levan Remix

                                                                "Tonight is partytime, it's partytime tonight!" Donna Summer “Thanked God” for Friday. The Bee Gees sang about Saturday night. Sure. Yet in New York City, this post-disco song is the undisputed dance anthem when it comes to weekend celebrations. Originally written by James Calloway and Leroy Burgess for Patrick Adams' Phreek only to re-surface five years later as Class Action, the updated version became a classic on the radio and in every club in the Big Apple and beyond. Produced by Bob & Lola Blank this Sleeping Bag Records classic has had more lives than a cat. Heavily sampled in house music and hip hop, there is no doubt there’s always a party to be had. When it comes to the production side of things, ‘Weekend’ had some heavy weight producers beind the mixing board. Mixed by John Morales & Sergio Munzibai (aka M&M) and remixed by Larry Levan at the pinacle of his career, it’s easy to see how this became and instant classic. The M & M mix retains more of the spirit and structure of disco focusing on the Rhythms and allowing the mix to bring out the incredible vocals of Christine Wiltshire for what became an anthem of female empowerment on the dancefloor. On the B-side, Larry gives what became the trademark sound of the Paradise Garage with deep dubbed out remixes consisting of tape loops, vocal Echoes and delays and a big emphasis on the EQ of the drums. To complete the total package, The 12" comes with a dub version and an acapella for all the DJs. Includes original disco sleeve artwork and obi strip.

                                                                Cluster

                                                                1971-1981

                                                                  All original albums plus one unreleased (Konzerte 1972/1977), remastered by Willem Makkee Booklet featuring essays on each album and rare photos.

                                                                  Cluster’s influence on the development of electronic music cannot be overstated. The original trio of Conrad Schnitzler, Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius released two seminal albums as Kluster before Roedelius and Moebius replaced the K with a C and continued as a duo. They produced eight albums in their most innovative period between 1971 and 1981, two of them together with another pioneer of electronic music, Brian Eno. Cluster anticipated much of what would later emerge in such varied styles as industrial, ambient, electro and even synthpop. Some call Cluster’s music avant-garde, others Krautrock or Kosmische Musik.

                                                                  Few would dispute their immense influence on the music of younger generations, even though commercial success largely eluded them. Hence their first album, as a microcosm of their entire oeuvre, made the list of 100 Records That Set The World On Fire (While No One Was Listening) in The Wire magazine, the ultimate purveyor of good taste.

                                                                  The box set contains all eight of the regular LPs which represent their main phase, plus a previously unreleased album of two live recordings from the years 1972 and 1977. All of the albums have been remastered by Willem Makkee. Asmus Tietchens has contributed an exclusive text on the evolution and significance of the band. The booklets also include essays on each individual album.

                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                  LP Box Set Info: 180g vinyl box set, limited to 1000 copies worldwide.

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                                                                  CD Box Set Info: Limited to 1500 copies worldwide.

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                                                                  Billy Cobham

                                                                  Stratus (Part One)

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                                                                    A replica of the original Stratus Atlantic single from 1973. (As sampled by Massive Attack on Safe From Harm). Replicates original Atlantic sleeve printed on cardboard.

                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                    Ltd 7" Info: Dinked 7” with removable centre.

                                                                    Colder

                                                                    Some Lost Tapes EP

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                                                                      Following the release of his third album Many Colours, Colder keeps on digging his post-punk approach to contemporary electronic scene, using the raw material of his album to come up with two remix EPs and a vinyl limited edition. Featuring both major and upcoming figures of the electronic scene such as Matias Aguayo, Christian S, Marc Piñol or Kasper Bjørke, these remixes showcase an open vision of electronic music as an entity living beyond borders of genres and countries.

                                                                      Colder’s music is seductive yet unobtainable, intimate yet peculiarly disorienting. It resonates like Joy Division or LCD Soundsystem yet occupies its own space, taking the listener out of their comfort zone and into a world of unsettling feelings and sensations, each more tantalising than its predecessor…

                                                                      Colder‘s future releases use lost material from his years in Trevor Jackson’s Output Recordings to come up with Some Lost Tapes, an exclusive EP set to be released for the Record Store Day. Later on this year, a double LP boxset named Lost Tapes: The Output Years will be released, including more exclusive material.

                                                                      Shirley Collins

                                                                      English Songs Volume 2 (RSD Exclusive)

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                                                                        At the beginning of Shirley Collins' recording career in 1959 she recorded a series of 7" EPs for the Collector Records label. Originally released in short press runs, these rare early recordings have been very hard to find for nearly five decades.

                                                                        Just like the original, this comes in a front-laminated, flipback sleeve, but with a beautiful new inner bag illustrated with rare photographs.

                                                                        For Record Store Day, 16th April 2016, Fledg'ling Records is very proud to announce the release of a newly-remastered vinyl-only version of English Songs volume 2 (the third of her Collector EPs).

                                                                        Conflict

                                                                        Increase The Pressure (RSD Vinyl Edition)

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                                                                          • "Increase the Pressure" is the second album by the British punk rock band Conflict originally released in
                                                                          1984.
                                                                          • Not as well-known as Crass in America but huge internationally and in England.
                                                                          • Conflict, a crew of radical anarchists and animal rights activists, put out a bunch of great records in the '80s
                                                                          and a few in the '90s.
                                                                          • Increase the Pressure is among the best of them.
                                                                          • Conflict delivers their message in a convincing manner, and at least 100 bands took these songs seriously
                                                                          enough to attempt to imitate them.
                                                                          • FANTASTIC 140 GRAM GREY VINYL
                                                                          • 1000 ONLY LIMITED EDITION



                                                                          Conflict

                                                                          There's No Power Without Control - The Singles

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                                                                            • "There's No Power Without Control" is the definitive singles collection by anarcho punk veterans CONFLICT.
                                                                            • Originally released in 2003.
                                                                            • London's Conflict is one of the most influential and highly regarded anarcho-punk bands in history
                                                                            • FANTASTIC 140 GRAM WHITE VINYL
                                                                            • 1000 ONLY LIMITED EDITION

                                                                            Mike Cooper & Derek Hall

                                                                            Out Of The Shades

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                                                                              First-ever reissue of Cooper’s rare first recordings and PoB’s first Record Store Day release. RIYL Mike Cooper, Michael Chapman, Jackson C. Frank, Davey Graham, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Wizz Jones, or Clive Palmer. Available on virgin vinyl as a limited-edition 45 rpm 7”, with heavy-duty color jacket, restored original artwork, and notes. In 2014 Paradise of Bachelors reissued iconoclastic English-born, Rome-based folk and experimental music legend Mike Cooper’s classic triptych of early 1970s avant-folk-rock records—Trout Steel (1970) and Places I Know/The Machine Gun Co. with Mike Cooper (1971-72)—to widespread critical acclaim, including Best New Reissue recognition from Pitchfork and Rolling Stone. But Cooper sowed the seeds of his deconstructivist music five years earlier in his rare earliest recordings, until now scarcely known and never reissued—fitting fodder for PoB’s very first Record Store Day release. Named for The Shades, the Reading, UK folk club where he regularly performed, and which employed and housed guitar prodigy Derek Hall—who later played on Cooper’s 1969 debut LP Oh Really!?—the little-heard Out of the Shades EP was released in an extremely limited edition by local label Kennet Recordings in 1965 as KRS 766. The songs were recorded live to a single microphone in the kitchen/bathroom/former outhouse of Mike’s rambling Georgian apartment, on a portable Ferrograph reel-to-reel that the engineer otherwise used for “recording birds and trains.” By 1965 Mike had already progressed beyond and exhausted his interest in electric Chicago blues with his first band The Blues Committee. He was now a peer of British folk scene stalwarts like Davey Graham, Wizz Jones, Bert Jansch, and John Renbourn, hosting folk nights up to five nights a week at venerable Reading and London clubs like Les Cousins, The Latin Quarter, The Elephant, and The Shades, Hall’s home base. Cooper recalls his former partner’s artistry and skill with fondness and wonder:

                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                              Ltd 7" Info: 500 only on black vinyl.

                                                                              Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kyle Craft releases ‘Dolls Of Highland’, his Sub Pop label debut.

                                                                              The twelve track album features the singles ‘Lady Of The Ark’, ‘Eye Of The Hurricane’, ‘Future Midcity Massacre’ and ‘Black Mary’.

                                                                              ‘Dolls Of Highland’ was written, recorded and produced by Craft, mixed by Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel of The Helio Sequence at the Old Jantzen Building in Portland and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound.

                                                                              Billboard says of Kyle Craft and ‘Lady Of The Ark’: “Craft admits his voice sounds a good deal like Bob Dylan’s, and that his muse has come to him many, many times. Still, ‘Lady Of The Ark’ hints that Craft’s music is so full of its own weird singularity that he’s on to something far beyond idol worship.”

                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                              Coloured LP Info: Loser Edition pink with black swirled coloured vinyl format available exclusively to independent retailers.

                                                                              Includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                              Came Down a Storm is an album that creates a world. Through Claire Cronin’s deep, intimate voice come songs of wreckage and redemption. A published poet and English Ph.D. student as well as a musician, Cronin uses images and symbols to craft songs that reach beyond the personal. She sings of death in a field, death at sea, dreams of dying, and a vision of a future where death is no longer allowed. Yet the music is not depressing; even in its darkest lines, these songs aim to float. The album is a collaboration between Cronin and Deerhoof guitarist John Dieterich, who met by chance at a Los Angeles show and began writing songs together long-distance. After sending recordings and ideas back and forth over email for a year, Cronin joined Dieterich at his house in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to record Came Down a Storm. It was mixed with Jay Pellici at New, Improved Recordings in Oakland, California, where the full instrumentation was put in place. The album features Pellici and Chris Vatalaro on drums and Ezra Buchla and Heather Trost on strings. The spare, melancholy style of Cronin’s previous self-released work is evident in this album, but the music created with Dieterich takes Came Down a Storm beyond the folk genre. Cronin’s voice recalls Karen Dalton or Jason Molina in its sincerity and ache—plaintive and burnished with a kind of dark gold throughout. The instruments build around her singing: breaking to crescendos, driving emotional currents, or providing lively counterpoint to the lyric’s funereal themes.Cronin will tour this Summer and Fall with Buchla, performing pared-down arrangements of these songs and others.

                                                                              Dario Dall'Aere

                                                                              Eagles In The Night

                                                                              Finally repressed in remastered version thanks to Dario Dall' Aere, the voice behind this and many other rare Italo and Wave gems, founder and member of the Legendary Synth band Fokewulf 190. "Eagles In The Night" is 100% OG sleazy Italo bizniz. The kinda shit you find Il Bosco and Pete Mangalore rocking right through the night at nights like Red Laser Disco and Human Shield. Female and male vocal interchange, excellent chugging synth work and that robotic, forward propelled motion that just keeps the whole club throbbing. Eccellente! Comes with instrumental version as per. Original copies currently selling around the £300 mark (!!!) - you know what to do!

                                                                              Pomalo, means 'take it easy' in Croatian Dalmatia region's slang, is the latest addition to the Burek / Barba family.

                                                                              A 12" by CL Dawkins titled 'Affirmation Of Love' comes as a wonderful postcard from Detroit. Written and produced by Alex Israel, remixed by Amp Fiddler, and with a vocal contribution by Lavell Williams, the record features three different generations of Detroit artists.

                                                                              Alex Israel, here debuting his CL Dawkins moniker, is a mechanical engineer and synth aficionado with a deep respect for soul music.
                                                                              Since 2011, Alex has released a string of successful releases under his real name on labels such as Creme Organization, Stilove4music, Night Gallery and WT Records.

                                                                              In tune with the mood and title of the label, Alex delivers two mid-tempo jams which are hard to ignore. 'Affirmation Of Love' is a soulful tune that works equally as the last song of the night, in your living room, or at a boat party. Mr. Williams, whose vocals envelop the song, is vice president of the Detroit Sound Conservancy, an organisation deeply involved with Detroit's musical heritage education.

                                                                              CL's second tune on the record is 'Blue Falconry', an instrumental with a subtle synth line reminiscent of Alex's previous work threading through the whole length.

                                                                              Finally, Amp Fiddler contributes his take on the vocal cut. Fiddler's career connects the worlds of George Clinton, Sly and Robbie, Prince, and Brand New Heavies to artists like Moodymann, J Dilla, Theo Parrish, and A Tribe Called Quest.

                                                                              A one-man musical hub, and an artist whose impressive biography would take up more space than we have here, spins the title with a dancefloor edge while retaining all the things we love about the original, a soulful Detroit house take that leaves a lasting impression.


                                                                              Etienne De Crecy

                                                                              Super Discount 1

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                                                                                Previously out of print for over x10 years. Real collectors pieces in the French touch house world.

                                                                                Etienne De Crecy

                                                                                Super Discount 2

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                                                                                  Previously out of print for over x10 years. Real collectors pieces in the French touch house world.

                                                                                  Death Cab For Cutie

                                                                                  Tractor Rape Chain

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                                                                                    Departure Lounge

                                                                                    Jetlag Dreams

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                                                                                      Sometime around the turn of this century, Simon Raymonde conceived and curated the Series Seven experiment on Bella Union.

                                                                                      He commissioned seven artists to each create an album comprising seven instrumental pieces, to be written and recorded, from conception to completion, in seven days.

                                                                                      Departure Lounge rose to the challenge and ‘Jetlag Dreams’ came very naturally into being under these terms, against the backdrop of emotional and geographical upheavals in the lives of its creators.

                                                                                      The process unfolded as if in a slow-motion dream over the last working days of a studio called Hum Depot, an old converted wooden house in Nashville, on the site of a Civil War burial ground, filled with dusty old pianos and reputedly haunted by the ghost of a Confederate soldier.

                                                                                      Transparent vinyl LP, includes download code.

                                                                                      Limited to 500 copies.

                                                                                      Will Dimaggio

                                                                                      Fusion - Broadcast Mix

                                                                                      Future Times do it right for the deeeeeeejays once again, firing up the press for another single sided sureshot purpose built for club use. These one sided offerings always hit the spot (need I remind you of Hunee's Don Carlos edit, or the incendiary Jack J 12" from 2014) and this little baby is no exception. Will Dimaggio makes his FT debut with a serious slab of bubbling, synthetic and jazzy house for vaped out dancers and the smoke machine crew. "Fusion" channels the glorious synth-work of many over-the-top pioneers through Mr. DiMaggio's skills on the keys, and the track bumps and bops with a nasty, ruff logic for the DJ crew and their dancers. Essential for those who feel that need to close your eyes and play air keys when you hear an absolute beast rip thruough the speakers at "the spot". Killer!

                                                                                      Dinosaur L

                                                                                      Go Bang! - Inc. Walter Gibbons Remix

                                                                                      "I'd do anything to get the chance to go back / I wanna go bang!" / "I wanna see all my friends at once!" / “I wanna go bang!” Released on Dinosaur L's 1981 album '24-24 Music', 'Go Bang!' quickly became a favorite at David Mancuso’s Loft and Larry Levan’s Paradise Garage. However the original mix on the LP did not fare as well with other DJs, who found it too complex for the dancefloor. As the album sales began to slow down, Will Socolov and Arthur enlisted François Kevorkian to remix the track for the 12" release. Dissatisfied with the initial mix, on the grounds that “The multitrack was an absolute, utter, and total mess”, Kevorkian completed the mix on borrowed time at Right Track Studios, turning in what would become one of the most celebrated remixes of the era. Connecting the dots in Arthur Russell’s wild web of sounds, and freeform experimentation, the result of Francois K.'s mix is a dubbed out version that organized the ideas for an ultimate dancing experience. One can only imagine what this would have sound on a Richard Long system. And then there was the unreleased mix by Walter Gibbons. Remembered for “being obsessed with the nuances of musical texture and notes that Russell was the only other person who liked to analyse sound in such microscopic detail. Gibbons remixed 'Go Bang!' during scrambled together hours at Blank Tapes and, although the taut, stretched out result lacked the dramatic dynamism of Kevorkian's tighter earlier remix, his epic version retained the freestyle spirit of the original sessions”. Includes original disco sleeve artwork and obi strip.

                                                                                      Dirt Style

                                                                                      Limited Edition Rare Hard To Find

                                                                                        Ever wonder where those few DJs at the top find their samples and beats? You know, the kind that make you say, "Damn, where the F@(% did he get those sounds from ?!?" Well luckily for a short time only, Dirtstlye Records is releasing those secrets in a small 5,000 vinyl pressing of their rarest record! DSR believes in exclusivity and having something the other guy doesn't have! You may want to get 2 to juggle and skratch with, 1 to frame, and 2 more to sell later when they go out of print! Be fast, because hopefully they won't be gone by the time you read this!



                                                                                        Dirty Three

                                                                                        Sad & Dangerous, Mysterious & Exciting

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                                                                                          Finally, an official release of this monolithic album.

                                                                                          Formed in 1992 in Melbourne, Australia, this recording was the first official release by the band. It is a collection of pieces recorded on a 4 track recorder, with only 3 tracks working.

                                                                                          Mostly recorded in 1992, it was a way for the band to remember the tunes which were improvised in the first rehearsals. Initially a cassette only release sold at shows, it graduated to vinyl in 1994.

                                                                                          Stylistically it probably represents the band at their most playful and exploratory. Everything is fair game.

                                                                                          The majority of the album was recorded using a Realistic PZM microphone attached to a door, and the guitar and violin were DI’d.

                                                                                          The band never quite captured this sound again.

                                                                                          This release was overseen by Mick Turner, who trawled the archives for any worthy additions and unreleased gems.

                                                                                          This is indeed then the motherlode and part of Bella Union’s ongoing attempts to release the band’s entire back catalogue on vinyl, one Record Store Day at a time.

                                                                                          180g green vinyl 2LP, includes download code.

                                                                                          Limited to 1000 copies.

                                                                                          If you don't know, know you know sucka!! DJ Aakmael's being dropping the dopest, deepest house heat for time now, putting the sampler to work whether for his Unxpozd imprint or the likes of Kolour LTD. Now Virginia's finest makes his debut on London's Church White, bringing the whole congregation together in one dancing mass. We're in sultry, swinging deep house territory from the get go, lost in the rhythm and tone of gorgeous set opener "Beautiphul". Delicate piano, jazzy Rhodes and graceful vocals float featherlight over the headnodding rhythm, hooking us in without the merest hint of a bassline - bold and brilliant right? Turning the lights down low, "13th Mood" glides into the club just before peak time, nailing the heads down vibes with a thick bassline, DX7 keys and a precise woodblock pattern. Opening the B-side, and sitting back in the cut we have the classy "Bloo Again", a heart swelling, spirit lifting house gem at one with the gentle soul of jazz. Upright bass, dusty keys, shimmering vibraphone and mournful, melancholy trumpet ride a simple groove, holding it down for Joe Claussell, Theo P, Kerri and Chez. Speaking of Chez Damier, you can't help but see the Prescription boss working the crowd when you hear the imemrsive keys of "Space", a flawless bit of heads down deep house in proper late nineties style. Props to Church for reaching out to a true head.


                                                                                          Django Django

                                                                                          Unreleased Versions And Remixes Vol. 1

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                                                                                            DNA

                                                                                            You & You

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                                                                                              Recorded in May 1978, a few weeks before DNA entered the studio with Brian Eno for the essential No New York sessions, You & You is this legendary No Wave trio’s sole single and features original lineup with Arto Lindsay (guitar / vocals), Robin Crutchfield (keyboards) and Ikue Mori (drums). This firsttime vinyl reissue comes with original sleeve design. Limited edition clear vinyl.

                                                                                              Doctor Who

                                                                                              Genesis Of The Daleks - Tardis Blue Coloured Vinyl Edition

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                                                                                                Demon Records are proud to present the 2016 Vinyl Reissue of Doctor Who: Genesis Of The Daleks on 180g heavy weight 70s Tardis Blue coloured vinyl.

                                                                                                This was one of the first true Doctor Who Audio adventures, a condensed soundtrack version of the TV episode with Tom Baker (Doctor Who) brought in specially to do the bridging narration. Listen as Doctor Who travels to the desolate planet Skaro where he has been brought by the Time Lord to avert the creation of the Daleks.

                                                                                                Doomsquad bring psychedelic electronic dance music from Toronto, Canada.

                                                                                                Having formed in 2012, siblings Trevor, Jaclyn and Allie Blumas soon began to explore trance and electronic beat making. Their shared fascination with dance culture, rhythm and the unknown, along with their lifelong immersion in the arts, began to manifest as a collective ethos. Before long, Doomsquad had mushroomed into a full-scale art project.

                                                                                                Inspired by some of their favourite artists - Georges Bataille, Richard Tuttle, Tanya Tagaq and Genesis P-Orridge - Doomsquad travelled to the New Mexican desert to write and record ‘Total Time’, creating dark, pulsating beats interspersed with hypnotic, incantatory jams.

                                                                                                Upon returning home the band continued to draw inspiration from the Toronto arts community. Their friendships and connections led to some fortuitous collaborations, including one with Canadian avant-garde legend Mary Margaret O’Hara, whose otherworldly vocals grace ‘The Very Large Array’.

                                                                                                The driving, dirty basslines and analogue layers of effects come care of Graham Walsh (Holy F*ck), who produced and mixed the album.

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Barry says: Like a perfectly rounded hybrid of Trent Reznor finally listening to all his mates and 'Cheering Up A Bit', and the goth-tronica stylings of Tropic Of Cancer, 'Total Time' is a driving and energetic dystopian synth odyssey. Reverberated kick drums and distorted pads topped with distant vocals and frantic arps. Dramatic and gloomy, frenetic and claustrophobic, but at times hopeful. The more you listen the more it makes sense. Great stuff.

                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                Includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                The Doors

                                                                                                France / America 2016

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                                                                                                  Exclusive 7” single release aimed at bringing together France and the USA in response to the Paris massacre - “A Feast Of Friends” b/w “Roadhouse Blues” (live) both from American Prayer.

                                                                                                  Paul Draper

                                                                                                  Feeling My Heart Run Slow

                                                                                                    This two track vinyl, which includes a stunning collaboration with prog rock musician Steven Wilson, is released on Too Pure records to celebrate their 100th release and is limited to only 500 copies.

                                                                                                    The Duke Spirit

                                                                                                    Blue & Yellow Light / Here Comes The Vapour - Remix EP

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                                                                                                      White vinyl

                                                                                                      This exclusive to Record Store Day 12" features 3 remixes of tracks from the bands forthcoming album KIN. 'Blue and Yellow Light' gets a blissful 9 minute long dance remix (with a dash of Giorgio Moroder) courtesy of James Lavelle's UNKLE. This raw remix gives light to long time band friend Mark Lanegan's unmistakable vocals, which also feature on the original album version.

                                                                                                      Band members Liela Moss and Toby Butler's side project Roman Remains also offers up a psychedelic, hypnotic, slice of dark electro, featuring vocals by iconic electronic pioneer Gary Numan.

                                                                                                      Lastly, legendary producer Youth throws some dub darkness into the pot with his warped remix of 'Here Comes The Vapour'. UK QUANTITY: 500

                                                                                                      Dusky

                                                                                                      Buckets - Inc. Paleman Remix

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                                                                                                      For their first Record Store Day vinyl, Dusky’s 17 Steps unveil a much requested club cut from the label bosses themselves in ‘Buckets’. A dark, murky groover full of heaving basslines, swampy beats and cut-up soul vocals, ‘Buckets’ has been popping up in Dusky mixes for a couple of years, earning it cult status amongst their hardcore following and making it a perfect choice for a limited collectors vinyl. It comes backed with a twisted two-step remix from Swamp 81’s Paleman.

                                                                                                      A.Dyjecinski

                                                                                                      The Valley Of Yessiree

                                                                                                        A.Dyjecinski is an enigma wrapped up in a ball of gently mysterious wool. He is originally from Canada; 'The Valley of Yessiree' is his first album as a solo artist: A self-recorded autobiographical concept record on failure in the pursuit of loneliness and the ghosts that occupy his mind.

                                                                                                        Bob Dylan

                                                                                                        Melancholy Mood

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                                                                                                          Red coloured 7" Vinyl featuring x4 new songs - "Melancholy Mood", "All Or Nothing At All", "Come Rain Or Shine", "That Old Black Magic"

                                                                                                          808 State

                                                                                                          Pacific

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                                                                                                            • 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
                                                                                                            • 45 Rpm 12”
                                                                                                            • Exclusive Record Store Day Release
                                                                                                            • Limited Edition Of 2000 Copies On Blue
                                                                                                            & Black Mixed Vinyl

                                                                                                            The “Pacific State” single was released by Electronic Acid House group 808 State in 1989. The song charted for 9 weeks in the United Kingdom peaking at #10 on the UK Singles Chart. There are several versions of the song, of which 3 remixes and the original are featured on this limited edition 45RPM 12”.

                                                                                                            The Electric Prunes

                                                                                                            I've Got A Way Of My Own / World Of Darkness

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                                                                                                              We’ve raided the Warner Bros. vaults and freed these tracks from their analog asylum! Two monstrous Prunes’ recordings from ‘66 now presented in their never-before-heard vintage mono mixes! Our deluxe sleeve features notes from band leader Jim Lowe! This strictly limited 7” is a must for all garage-psych collectors and lovers of formidable 45s everywhere!

                                                                                                              A new album from Brian Eno is always something we look forward to and upon hearing it, 'The Ship' is possibly one of the finest solo works from this pioneer yet. Opening with the truly otherworldly experience of title track 'The Ship' Eno carefully lays down a twenty minute plus blanket of slow moving, but fully immersive synths that start off sounding like the blurry jet lag memories of the morning after a night in his 'Music For Airports' departure lounge. The track builds with a delicate, constantly evolving '77 Million Paintings' style drone before his deeply lead vocals chime into the mix, this could honestly be an update on a lost recording from the B-side of 'Low'. The rest of the album follows in a similar stance but over a three-part "musical novel" and takes in oceanic waves of sound to spoken word transcripts and ends on a tear-drenched cover of The Velvet Underground's 'I'm Set Free'. Large parts of 'The Ship' will be tugging at memories of Eno's previous work notably 'Airports' and 'Another Green World', but it remains new and offers much to explore, the end caps on the words "I'm set free, to find a new illusion" and after 'The Ship' we can't wait to hear where he sails to next. Unmissable stuff.

                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                              2xColoured LP Info: Limited edition 2LP on transparent vinyl in printed inners in gatefold with 4 art prints.

                                                                                                              Ltd CD Info: Collectors edition CD.

                                                                                                              Al Escobar

                                                                                                              Rhythmagic

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                                                                                                                America in the 1950s was under the sway of Latin music in a big way. Mambo, merengue, “Babalú!” and more flowed from bandstands, record players, radios and television sets. Different styles began to merge, particularly the fiery hybrid known as Afro-Cuban. Heavily rhythmic and wildly melodic, its infectious sound filled dance floors across the nation. One of its leading proponents was Al Escobar, an ex-pat Columbian who apprenticed with Miguelito Valdes, Vicentico Valdes Tito Puente. Relocating from NYC to California, he formed his Afro-Cuban Orchestra and launched his solo career.
                                                                                                                Like fellow Latin pianist Esquivel, Escobar was an inventive arranger with an ear for deep hooks. His 1958 LP Rhythmagic is an explosion of percussion, piano, brass and woodwinds. In the decades since its release on Cadence Records, it has become a cult classic and highly sought-after by fans of Latin music, exotica and sample-grabbing DJs. Given that the LP has never been reissued, it should be no surprise that copies command gigante sums on the collector market, if you can find one at all.
                                                                                                                Never reissued until now, that is. Sundazed’s champion of the exotic and unusual, Modern Harmonic, has rescued Rhythmagic from oblivion and prepared a deluxe edition on colored vinyl! Sourced from the original Cadence analog masters, this LP is a fiesta of sound, ready to burst forth from your speakers. Don’t miss your chance to grab this essential slice of Latin soul! On gold vinyl!

                                                                                                                Eternal Tapestry

                                                                                                                Beyond The 4th Door

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                                                                                                                  Sold out on vinyl for six years, Thrill Jockey are delighted to present a limited reissue of Eternal Tapestry's Thrill Jockey debut for Record Store Day 2016.

                                                                                                                  On their 2011 Thrill Jockey debut Eternal Tapestry deliver an album not unlike their epic live shows. ‘Beyond the 4th Door’ contains long stretches of melodic guitar improvisations, dark brooding songs that slowly build and expand to allow in layers of light.

                                                                                                                  The album was recorded in their home studio and was created by recording more than two hours of material, mostly live, and hand picking what you hold in your hands. There is a free and open nature to their structure creating for the listener a spacious environment to explore.

                                                                                                                  Harkening back to the early 70's experimental rock that inspired them, such as Popol Vuh, Cluster and Trad Gras Och Stenar, ‘Beyond the 4th Door’ is an album meant to be listened to in its entirety. There is no single, no easy sound bite. It is not a record made for the pop world – it is a record made despite it. The brooding psych rock builds from the contemplative, atmospheric opener of ‘Ancient Echos’ through to the heavy epic ‘Galactic Derelict’, taking the listener way out and then gently calling them back with the reprise of Nick's ghostly vocals on ‘Reflections in a Mirage’. The album finishes with a hint of light in the delicate guitar and bass interplay, floating on the ambient waves created by the open cymbal and horn work of ‘Time Winds Through a Glass, Cleary’.

                                                                                                                  The LP is limited to 500 copies, pressed on virgin vinyl and packaged with an artworked inner sleeve and free download coupon.

                                                                                                                  Fabio Fabor / Armando Sciascia

                                                                                                                  Infini

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                                                                                                                    First ever commercial release for this ultra-rare Holy Grail 1972 Library/Production Music
                                                                                                                    Limited Edition 200 GRM Deluxe Replica LP with exclusive scholarly liner notes (by Alvin Lucia) and exclusive commissioned inner sleeve artwork
                                                                                                                    Full dynamic range 2016 remaster direct from the first generation analogue master tapes

                                                                                                                    Co-signed by the mysterious Fabio Fabor and the renowned Armando Sciascia, Infini is a masterpiece of avant hauntological orchestration.

                                                                                                                    Prepared pianos collide with subterranean VCS3 synthesis and mournful ornate strings, spectral choral arrangements ride menacing drones and eldritch bass rumbles in a phantasmic cinematic skin. Recorded between 1970 and 1971(and issued on the esteemed French ‘Musique Pour L’Image' Library label in 1972), these sublime and concise symphonies of apocalyptic pulp dread receive their first ever commercial release here and are presented with 4 incredibly rare extra tracks from the original sessions.


                                                                                                                    The Fall

                                                                                                                    Bingo Masters At The Witch Trials

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                                                                                                                      Described as a cool release for vinyl by Mark E Smith in 2015 this is a storming 14 track 1978 live recording including one of the few live recordings of Bingo Masters Break Out. Line up - Mark E. Smith (vocals), Martin Bramah (guitar), Marc Riley (bass), Yvonne Pawlett (keyboards), Karl Burns (drums). 

                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                      Coloured LP Info: 2000 units only in orange 180 gram vinyl with gatefold sleeve for Record Store Day 2016.

                                                                                                                      The Fall

                                                                                                                      Bingo-Masters Break-out!

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                                                                                                                        The Fall’s debut release from 1978. Three spiky numbers boldly announce the arrival of this Manchester group that eschewed the cosmetic elements of punk and New Wave. This first-time vinyl reissue and first-time domestic release comes with original sleeve design. Limited edition blue vinyl.

                                                                                                                        The Fall

                                                                                                                        It's A New Thing

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                                                                                                                          The Fall’s second single hit in November 1978, still pre-dating their first LP. While Mark E. Smith’s acid-tinged poetry illuminates the dour North, the band’s snot-nosed scrabble afflicts the shape of pop to come. This first-time vinyl reissue and first-time domestic release comes with original sleeve design. Limited edition blue vinyl.

                                                                                                                          The Fall

                                                                                                                          The Classical RSD 2016 Exclusive

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                                                                                                                            180 gram vinyl release of Classic Fall tracks. Record Store Day release.

                                                                                                                            Four years after hitting us with the heavyweight badness of part 2, FaltyDL returns to SWAMP 81 with the third instalment of the "Mean Streets" series, holding it down for the dancers and dopefiends with three mind expanding cuts. Paying no mind to genre confines, A-side smasher "Mean Streets Pt. 3" rattles through ravey keyboards, pitched down vocals and thunderous post-Funky percussion, veers into mellow piano breaks before jumping headfirst into an ass shaking juke rhythm. Imagine Lone pushing his way through a packed club, spilling a drink on Floating Points then getting frankly explicit with RP Boo. Skip to the flip to hear Drew dissecting jazz tones into a bumpin' beatdown cut on "Step Up". Blue Note melodies settle into some expert rhythm programming, laying the foundation for Blaxploitation vocals and throbbing subs. Sticking with the samples for the EP closing "Sexy Lady", FaltyDL fillets some sensuous (IE: sleazy) R&B, adds some smooth pads and buttery bass for flavour (flava) then serves the whole shebang on a bed of complex rhythms - it's a lovely, lovely thing.

                                                                                                                            Ibrahim Ferrer

                                                                                                                            Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer

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                                                                                                                              Two years after the release of Grammy Award winning, six million selling Buena Vista Social Club, many of the same musicians went back into the studio to record the debut album of Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the BVSC.

                                                                                                                              Available for the very first time on double vinyl, it’s pressed on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl and housed in gatefold sleeve alongside a beautiful 16 page booklet and download card.

                                                                                                                              With Ry Cooder and Nick Gold producing, the release went on to sell over one and half million copies world-wide and elevate Ibrahim to superstar status. The album is a collection of eleven songs by the golden voice of Cuban music. Using the Buena Vista Social Club rhythm section and featuring the piano of Rubén González, this album takes the listener on a very different journey to that of any other Cuban record.

                                                                                                                              Bryan Ferry

                                                                                                                              The Island Singles 1973-1976

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                                                                                                                                Just over a year after Roxy Music broke through, the band’s leader and frontman Bryan Ferry began a parallel solo career that goes from strength to strength to this day. His initial choice of solo material was ground-breaking, taking as it did the songs of Bob Dylan and standards from soul music and the Great American Songbook, and adding a touch of glamour and rock ‘n’ roll danger to them. The results sound as audacious today as they did back then. The singles taken from the albums ‘These Foolish Things’, ‘Another Time, Another Place’ and ‘Let's Stick Together’ complimented the original material Ferry wrote for Roxy, while their B-sides offered solo re-recordings of songs from Roxy's debut album. His final Island 7”, ‘Extended Play’ from 1976, reintroduced the thrill of the four-tracker that had been so popular in the ‘60s. With replica European picture sleeves and on heavyweight vinyl, ‘The Island Singles 1973-1976’ is a truly luxurious addition to this year's Record Store Day line up.

                                                                                                                                Field Music

                                                                                                                                Field Music - RSD Exclusive

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                                                                                                                                  Having ploughed their own unique furrow for over ten years to an ever growing audience, Field Music recently released their fifth album ‘Commontime’ to huge acclaim (incidentally scoring their first Top 40 with it).

                                                                                                                                  Now seems like a pretty good time to reissue the LP where it all started, with self-titled debut from 2005.

                                                                                                                                  ‘Field Music’ on vinyl has long been out of print, having had only one pressing of 500 on its original release.

                                                                                                                                  At the time, the band listed an array of apposite and conflicting influences (The Left Banke, My Bloody Valentine, Stravinsky, Thelonious Monk, Stax & Atlantic R&B, Big Star, Jimmy Smith, Serge Gainsbourg, The Neptunes and Duke Ellington) but listening back now, you can hear that Field Music’s own distinct sound arrived fully formed.

                                                                                                                                  Record Store Day exclusive heavyweight blue vinyl LP, includes download code.

                                                                                                                                  Limited to 500 copies.

                                                                                                                                  The Greg Foat Group

                                                                                                                                  Cityscapes

                                                                                                                                    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2016 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                                    Greg Foat's music evokes a spirit of time and place. The 1960s (and early 70s) was a time when British modern jazz was breaking free from its trad jazz and mainstream fetters and discovering a whole new world of home-grown original music. London was positively buzzing with the leading protagonists of the day; Mike Westbrook, Ian Carr, Michael Garrick, Gordon Beck to name but a few. Foat rightly reveres

                                                                                                                                    this music and it's echoed in his own compositions. Not a copyist by any means, his works are vibrant and alive with the zeitgeist of the 21st Century. But there's undoubtedly recognition of a musical heritage that cannot and should not be forgotten. It changed the face of jazz forever and has since heralded the way for even more radical departures.

                                                                                                                                    Greg Foat's music is redolent of a special era when jazz was approachable and possessed a rhythmic imperative. There was also another kind of irresistible jazz, that bordered on the pop and rock music of the time propagated by the

                                                                                                                                    likes of Roy (Get Carter) Budd, Harry (The Sweeney) South, Brian Auger's Trinity and Soft Machine. But the origins of this soulful, funky and electrifying jazz also hark back to those 1960s innovators in soul jazz; Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver, Lou Donaldson and others.

                                                                                                                                    The Greg Foat Group has been releasing albums for several years now, all spectacular affairs, from 'Dark Is the Sun' (2011) to 'The Dancers At The Edge Of Time' (2015) and all on the enlightened Jazzman label. So this latest twin release of two ten inchers, Cityscapes and Landscapes offers a rare treat because for the first time, the listener is given a fascinating insight into the development of the Greg Foat Group. The recordings presented on these two

                                                                                                                                    EPs represent a journey from urban to rural environments in musical form. Foat actually wrote these around 2002 at the age of 23 when he was living in Stockholm, Sweden. But crucially, they sound like they were written today.

                                                                                                                                    Cityscapes

                                                                                                                                    The title of the opening track on 'Cityscapes' is 'Ingen Reklam (Tack)' which translated from the Swedish literally means 'no advertising (thanks)' but is taken to mean 'no junk mail'. Apparently, this is written on all the letter boxes in Sweden! Electric piano, bass and drums lay down an insistent groove shortly enjoined by the scintillating brass section à la Elton Dean-era Soft Machine and if that isn't enough there's a coruscating guitar solo from Andreas Hedstrom.

                                                                                                                                    'Pluribus' is essential funk but with added oomph and a tricky time signature. One significant fact about these early recordings is that Trevor Walker on trumpet and flugelhorn has been an

                                                                                                                                    essential, constant presence, alongside Foat since the inception of the group and has imbued the music with its characteristic edge. Walker is first to solo, eloquently, on this grooving number. 'View From The Hill' is a serene piano solo affording a very brief, quiet interlude. 'Solaris (Parts 1 & 2)' follows; the title of which derives from the frequent science fiction allusions to Greg Foat's compositions. The ensemble head here is a gorgeous and memorable melody and once again we hear from Trevor Walker first and then it's Foat's turn on piano before the piece concludes by returning to the head arrangement and a fade out ending.

                                                                                                                                    The Greg Foat Group

                                                                                                                                    Landscapes

                                                                                                                                      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2016 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                                      Greg Foat's music evokes a spirit of time and place. The 1960s (and early 70s) was a time when British modern jazz was breaking free from its trad jazz and mainstream fetters and discovering a whole new world of home-grown original music. London was positively buzzing with the leading protagonists of the day; Mike Westbrook, Ian Carr, Michael Garrick, Gordon Beck to name but a few. Foat rightly reveres

                                                                                                                                      this music and it's echoed in his own compositions. Not a copyist by any means, his works are vibrant and alive with the zeitgeist of the 21st Century. But there's undoubtedly recognition of a musical heritage that cannot and should not be forgotten. It changed the face of jazz forever and has since heralded the way for even more radical departures.

                                                                                                                                      Greg Foat's music is redolent of a special era when jazz was approachable and possessed a rhythmic imperative. There was also another kind of irresistible jazz, that bordered on the pop and rock music of the time propagated by the

                                                                                                                                      likes of Roy (Get Carter) Budd, Harry (The Sweeney) South, Brian Auger's Trinity and Soft Machine. But the origins of this soulful, funky and electrifying jazz also hark back to those 1960s innovators in soul jazz; Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver, Lou Donaldson and others.

                                                                                                                                      The Greg Foat Group has been releasing albums for several years now, all spectacular affairs, from 'Dark Is the Sun' (2011) to 'The Dancers At The Edge Of Time' (2015) and all on the enlightened Jazzman label. So this latest twin release of two ten inchers, Cityscapes and Landscapes offers a rare treat because for the first time, the listener is given a fascinating insight into the development of the Greg Foat Group. The recordings presented on these two

                                                                                                                                      EPs represent a journey from urban to rural environments in musical form. Foat actually wrote these around 2002 at the age of 23 when he was living in Stockholm, Sweden. But crucially, they sound like they were written today.

                                                                                                                                      Landscapes

                                                                                                                                      Greg Foat wrote the four pieces for 'Cityscapes' whilst he was a session pianist and nightclub DJ in Sweden's capital city for almost a year. Following a move back to his native Isle of Wight, he then wrote 'Landscapes' in recognition of his contrasting life and times. A lone arco bass lugubriously opens 'Dawn' with wave-like piano and a hovering seagull cry from flute and occasional splashing cymbals. Thus the scene is set for this record's predominantly bucolic theme.

                                                                                                                                      The flute on 'Paper Kites' is reminiscent of the doyen of that instrument, the late, great Harold McNair, replete with some 'wild flute'. Indeed the underlying swing of this fast-paced number possesses all the panache that was the trademark of that often overlooked hero of British modern jazz. 'Landscapes' begins as a slow, pastoral track with the melody gently evinced by the group's stalwart trumpeter, Trevor Walker. Half-way through the number the tempo and volume pick up, transforming the piece into a real toe-tapper and there's more deft soloing from trumpet and flute, all underpinned by solid piano, bass and drums. The final number, 'Dusk' is something of a brief reprise of the opener, certainly in feel, with once more an underlying arco bass and mellifluous piano closing this perfectly balanced set.

                                                                                                                                      Four Tet returns with four tracks of techno-not-techno. The "Ringer" EP is a 32 minute, four-track excursion into the kind of wide-open spaces you might find if you set out to make techno with an Afro-beat / Krautrock sensibility. Title track "Ringer" locks together gloriously rich synthesizer arpeggios; "Wing Body Wing" slips from crisp clusters of disco percussion to Steve Reich polyrhythms; and in between are another two euphoric ripples of sound; "Ribbons" and "Swimmer". These are tracks that make you think of Berlin – Dakar – Detroit - but they could only have been made in London. All four are headphone epics, but are mixed in such a way you know you have to hear them at Plastic People or The End. "Ringer" carries that minimal pulse over into Four Tet, and while Kieran's trademark recuttings of jazz breaks may be less in evidence, his feel for harmony and melody is, as always, unmistakable.

                                                                                                                                      John Foxx

                                                                                                                                      Burning Car

                                                                                                                                        This vinyl only release comes in a lavish gatefold sleeve designed by Jonathan Barnbrook, who designed the artwork for David Bowie's 'Blackstar'.

                                                                                                                                        The release is limited to 750 individually numbered copies.

                                                                                                                                        Inspired by a rare Japanese six-track mini album of the same name which included singles and B-Sides from the 1980 'Metamatic' era that weren't on the original album, this new release expands that concept into a full twelve-track LP featuring tracks such as 'This City', 'My Face', 'Mr No', 'Glimmer' and the title track, all mastered and cut for this rare release. This is the first time that 'Like A Miracle (Alternative Version)' and 'Young Love' have appeared on vinyl. 

                                                                                                                                        Erma Franklin

                                                                                                                                        Hold On, I'm Coming / Light My Fire

                                                                                                                                          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2016 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                                          Description : Erma Franklin, sister of the Queen of Soul Aretha, put out an album of covers on Brunswick in 1969 called Soul Sister. Here we pick 2 of the choice cuts which have never before appeared on a 45. Side A features a cover of Sam & Dave’s “Hold On, I’m Coming” whose horns were famously sampled by Amerie in recent years. Flip over for a cover of The Doors “Light My Fire” and that dope bassline – great version excursion! All officially licensed and remastered for vinyl.

                                                                                                                                          Masayoshi Fujita & Guy Andrews

                                                                                                                                          Needle Six

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                                                                                                                                            The 27-minute piece ’Needle Six’ is a BBC recording of an improvised session between Masayoshi Fujita and Guy Andrews that took place at the prestigious Maida Vale Studios on October 26, 2015. Recorded as part of BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction the performance continues the show's tradition of introducing two musicians on stage for the first time and documenting the unpredictable and compelling sounds, which unfold. Following on from Masa's label colleague Nils Frahm, who also improvised with Ghostpoet on a previous session, both Masayoshi and Guy were encouraged to abandon their usual respective preparations and adopt a totally new approach. On the subject of expectations and preparations Guy explains: "I was pretty excited, but equally had feelings of being out of my depth. Despite it being amazing, I actually tried to not listen to Masa’s music too much until a day before, as I knew I'd potentially end up over-analysing it and not putting my own style on the session. Having very little music theory knowledge under my belt, and being known for doing things by ear, meant being matched with a classically trained musician was reasonably daunting. I decided to only prepare by making some field recordings in the week before, and trying not to think about it too much." Masayoshi expands, saying: "basically I am not an improv guy. I do improvise with certain other musicians but we usually have some rough plan. This time was different, so I just tried not to think too much and see how it goes. I think it made sense that I only played acoustic and Guy played electronic stuff. It made our approach more simple and clear. I think both sounds complimented each other very well." Masayoshi Fujita, the Berlin-based Japanese vibraphone player, came to the attention of Erased Tapes founder Robert Raths a few years ago. Not only because the vibraphone is an intriguing instrument, but also the way Masayoshi treats his instrument and draws ethereal and layered sounds, is what truly attracted him to Masayoshi’s work. His new LP ‘Apologues’ saw Masayoshi for the first time use an array of instruments besides his lead instrument – such as the violin, cello, flute, clarinet, French horn, accordion, piano and snare drum played by friends, but arranged by Masayoshi himself. Guy andrews is a London based producer who is best known for creating textural electronic music which combines an array of influences from post rock, techno and ambient to afro to afro-beat inspired genres. Guy has since released on a number of acclaimed labels such as Hot Flush and Pennyroyal, scored for the acclaimed photographer Nadav Kander, as well as collaborated with Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja for a remix of his well respected ‘Battle Box’ series. On March 4th 2016 Guy released his debut album 'Our Spaces' on Houndstooth. ’Needle Six’ will be released by Erased Tapes in collaboration with Houndstooth on April 16 – exclusively for Record Store Day 2016.

                                                                                                                                            Ezra Furman

                                                                                                                                            The Year Of No Returning

                                                                                                                                              The Year of No Returning - Available for the first time in the UK since release of the new and critically acclaimed 'Day Of The Dog'.

                                                                                                                                              Ezra swears it is not meant for entertainment but he doesn't mind if listeners find pleasure in the grooves. This cycle of ten songs designated for the months of the year (Jan and Feb are missing) aim for the self-professed "lofty goal of real protest."

                                                                                                                                              Ezra Furman is a young singer-song writer with a punky spirit who is not afraid to cram a lot of words in among the hooks and jabs. While taking one for Team Earth he is determined to remain standing in the ring at the center microphone bloody but unbowed.


                                                                                                                                              Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

                                                                                                                                              El Mexicano - The Reflex 'La Revolucion' Remixes

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                                                                                                                                                On 16 April, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will release an exclusive, limited edition 12” picture disc for Record Store Day. The record will feature previously unreleased remixes of The Mexican by The Reflex.

                                                                                                                                                The Reflex is a London-based French native Nicolas Laugier, who takes his cue from the first wave of disco remixers by using only the original sounds from the master tapes (or stems) to breathe new life into soul, pop and disco classics. Fans of The Reflex include Nile Rodgers, Kid Creole, Disclosure, Jazzy Jeff, and Greg Wilson.

                                                                                                                                                Noel is a supporter of Record Store Day and says "Record shops are as important as the records themselves".

                                                                                                                                                The Mexican is taken from the number one album Chasing Yesterday, which was one of the highest selling albums in its first week on sale in 2015.

                                                                                                                                                The album Chasing Yesterday follows the huge success of the double platinum eponymous debut album that has sold 770,000 copies to date in the UK alone, and a live schedule that saw Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds visit 32 countries and play 143 shows over a 15 month touring period.

                                                                                                                                                The band have a packed touring schedule in 2016, playing a sold out UK Arena tour in the Spring with special guests Super Furry Animals, followed by headline festival dates with more to be announced soon.

                                                                                                                                                Live dates in 2015 covered a worldwide tour that included a sell out Arena Tour of the UK, along with headlining major summer Festivals including T in the Park and Latitude, all to huge critical acclaim.

                                                                                                                                                Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds were honoured with the reader voted Q Award for Best Album last year, adding to Noel’s long list of accolades including the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection in 2013, the NME Godlike Genius Award in 2012 and the Q Icon Award.


                                                                                                                                                Guy Garvey

                                                                                                                                                Unwind

                                                                                                                                                  THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2016 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                                                  Elbow have regularly offered support for Record Store Day and this year it’s the turn of frontman Guy Garvey. Having released his debut solo album ‘Courting The Squall’ to commercial and critical success in October 2015 - The Telegraph called it “urgent and exciting” and Line Of Best Fit declared it “the best album Garvey has worked on since The Seldom Seen Kid” – this, its second single, was particularly singled out for praise with Drowned In Sound saying “he sounds at his most fragile… lyrically, it’s some of his strongest work in years”. For this year’s Record Store Day, ‘Unwind’ is available as a limited edition 7”.


                                                                                                                                                  Morgan Geist

                                                                                                                                                  Super

                                                                                                                                                    Environ is proud to announce the reissue of Morgan Geist's cult classic 'Super'. Originally released in summer 2001, the record is an ode to New York City and many of the producer's most vital influences. With live strings from the Kelley Polar Quartet and plenty of disco DNA, it's no mystery that this was made by half of Metro Area (and released just months before their underground classic "Miura"). Remastered and cut by the award-winning Matt Colton of Alchemy Mastering.

                                                                                                                                                    After his amazing Metro Area 3 12", Morgan Geist returned with another wicked Environ release. Three ace 80s-tinged deep disco-tech house outings, as good as any of the Metro Area tracks and crafted with electronic perfection for like-minded souls, "24K" in particular being sheer class.

                                                                                                                                                    Ghost Culture

                                                                                                                                                    Safe / Multiply

                                                                                                                                                    Ghost Culture returns to Phantasy with ‘Safe' / 'Multiply’. An unashamedly club-rooted double single, both tracks find Ghost Culture’s expert electronic manipulation in more direct mode, recalling the tension and euphoria of early experiments ‘Red Smoke’, ‘Half Open’ and 'Understand'.

                                                                                                                                                    ‘Safe’ wastes little time in exploring the more acidic soul of Ghost Culture's unmistakable sound. Grinding out a complex and uncompromising 303 over a landscape of sound that is ethereal and absorbing all on its own, the track subtly builds to an overwhelming and enrapturing breakdown, leveling out while having lost none of its ecstatic energy.

                                                                                                                                                    Meanwhile, ‘Multiply’ creates a stunning build and release, conjuring an atmosphere that is easy to get lost in. An occasional spoken word interjection of the track’s telling title guides a delicate but powerful mix of punching drums amid a wilfully psychedelic escalation of synths. It’s a welcome return from Ghost Culture while he develops the sound of his new album – stay tuned for more news on that, coming soon.


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