MAGIC MIX

Balearic . Yacht Rock . New Age . Downbeat

WEEK STARTING 24 Nov

Genre pick of the week Cover of Gala Drop II by Gala Drop.
Lisbon groove experts Gala Drop return to Golf Channel for the first time since 2010's outstanding "Overcoat Heat EP", with a sophomore LP of kaleidoscopic sounds perfect for the Balearic crowd. The line up's taken a slight re-edit since last time out, with Tiago Miranda leaving to concentrate on his Interzona13, and Detroit legend Jerry The Cat taking over percussion duties without missing a beat. This switch sees the ensemble further embrace organic sounds, bolstered by Jerry's exceptional skills behind the skins, whether the rhythm be Krautrock, psyche, reggae lilt or funk break. Their music takes on the bustling heat of the streets of Lisbon but, like the city itself, never escapes the proximity of the open seas and panoramic scenery beyond. Each track provides a potent sensory hit as blistering psyche-funk guitars cut through the heat haze of the summer swelter, and echo drenched vocals spiral with the redolence of a night on the pipe. When the irresistible basslines arn't busy propelling the track forward at warp speed, they're bringing a warm island lilt to proceedings, adding a dubby flavour to this esoteric melting pot. Gala Drop may herald from Lisbon, but they're truly children of the world.


Second release from the relaunch of EM Records’ Thai music series. Paradise Bangkok, Soi 48 and EM have teamed up to deliver a series showcasing the extraordinary performances of some of Thailand’s greatest musical legends.

For reasons unknowable, certain places in certain eras become hotbeds of music, fertile in their growth and flowering of musical talent. Thailand in the 1970s was such a place, and Dao Bandon is one of the enduring greats of that era. Born in the farm country of the Isan region, Bandon came from a poor family and was a monk during his teens, two great influences which shaped him, with his farm roots grounding the earthy heart of his lyrics, and his years of monastic chanting lending a unique resonance to his singing. After an apprenticeship with some of the greats of Thai music, Dao Bandon began to enjoy success leading his own band. The songs here, released in the 1970s, showcase the infectiously joyful Bandon groove, his mellifluous voice, and his captivating melodic sense. His lyrics deal with sex, love, marijuana, and the struggles of the poor, but no matter what he sings about, a sense of good cheer is always evident. Featuring parallel translations of the lyrics, in-depth liner notes, rare photos and of course great music, "Man on a Water Buffalo" is yet another example of Thai excellence from EM Records.

+ Newly remastered
+ First ever world release by the artist outside of Thailand


FORMAT INFORMATION

LP Info: Full-color inner sleeve incl. liner notes, pics & lyrics.

'Dere Mewn!’ is a compilation of Colorama's Welsh language songs recorded between 2007 and 2013. It includes two new songs, "Rhedeg Bant' and 'Mari Lwyd' along with all of Colorama's recorded output in Welsh across their previous releases.

Also included is “Hapus?” which was released on the Aficionado label and now available for the first time digitally.

Colorama has recently toured with Edwyn Collins and collaborated with Edwyn on the music for the full length Documentary about Edwyn's life “The Possibilities Are Endless”.

Julee Cruise

Floating Into The Night - 180g Vinyl Edition

    “Floating Into The Night” is the 1989 debut album by vocalist Julee Cruise featuring songs written and produced by composer Angelo Badalamenti and film director David Lynch (who wrote the lyrics). The songs "Falling" and "Rockin' Back Inside My Heart" were both featured in Lynch's cult television series Twin Peaks, while "Into the Night", "The Nightingale" and "The World Spins" also appeared in the show. The instrumental version of “Falling” was the theme song for Twin Peaks while the album as a whole is almost an unofficial soundtrack to the series. The track “Mysteries Of Love” was prominently featured in Lynch’s classic film Blue Velvet. Cruise’s dreamy, light vocals match perfectly with the music and lyrics to make this album sound like it is unattached to any era or time. Reissued on 180 gram vinyl with a double sided insert by Plain Recordings.


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Andy says: A damn fine record!

    Turkish psychedelic disco? I'm gonna eat this up like Jaffa's falafel! Östra Discos serve up the first two track bundle of the finest Turkish music, edited by De Los Miedos. Lisbon DJ Sebastião Delerue AKA De Los Miedos started making Persian edits in 2013, bringing his Middle Eastern cosmic vibes to the city's discoteques and taking a generation of clubbers on his carpet ride. Here, two of the producer's finest reworks star on either side of this floor ready wax. On the A-side De Los Miedos takes us all the way back to Lindstrom & Prins Thomas' "Turkish Delight", Blackbelt Andersen's "Tyrkisk Pepper" and Terje's Scando-Persian explorations with a killer dancefloor edit of Nese Karaböcek's "Yali Yali". The producer extends the track from its criminally short two and a half minute running time to a proper six minute plus, layers the organ intro over the main body of the track and reworks the arrangement to emphasise the enchanting vocals and psychedelic fiddle. On the flipside "Ergi Ergi" dives straight into the psychedelic mess of that cosmic disco sound which swept Europe during the early 80s. I can just hear Baldelli slowing this male vocal groover down and tripping everyone out! The mix of a killer bassline, rattling drums and mindblowing moog solos is already irresistible, and that's before we consider the chanted vocals, and unreal Jarre-esque solo.


    The Gino Fontaine

    Revnorev / Konkondo - Inc. Pete Herbert / Stratus Remixes

    What better way to follow up Andy Meecham's (Chicken Lips / the Emperor Machine) huge Gino Fontaine originals than a duo of remixes from Balearic chieftains Pete Herbert and Stratus. As one half of Reverso 68 alongside Phil Mison, and in his own right Pete has been behind a ton of mesmerising sunrise and sunset workouts, and he's more than delivered here - crisp and club ready percussion, those stark punk-funkin' guitars and his trademark synth work all conspire to cook up a storm on the floor. Martin Jenkins and Mat Anthony's Stratus outfit (remember their superb "Spring Tide EP" on Aficionado last year?) take a pop at the sublime Konkondo on the flip, and what a masterpiece it is! A ten minute, utterly absorbing and expertly evolving piece, which flips the darker elements of the original into a mesmerising, cinematic, early 90's style Balearic epic.


    Jon Hassell / Brian Eno

    Fourth World Vol.1: Possible Musics

    A luxury reissue of this classic, groundbreaking album from 1980. "Fourth World" is a term invented by trumpeter Jon Hassell to describe a "futurist primitive" style of music employing modern technological treatments and influences from various cultures and eras. Together with Eno, Hassell melded his heavily processed trumpet with ritualistic hand drum beats and abstract textures to produce a mesmerizing blend of the ambient and the global. ESSENTIAL.

    Piccadilly Records

    End Of Year Review 2014

      Back in the day, confronted from October onwards by a raft of Christmas-related albums from the major labels, and barely a squeak of a release from the independents, we decided to compile our own top 50 albums of the year, and promote that over the festive season instead.

      Nearly two decades on, and with the arrival of the World Wide Web, Piccadilly Records Top 100 has become one of THE essential end of year charts to check out. Our End Of Year Review booklets have also become increasingly sought-after, and now come packed with our Top 100 albums, Top 20 compilations, Top 20 reissues/collections, staff charts and reviews of our favourite albums all wrapped in lush artwork (perfect bound this year!) by Piccadilly pal Mark Brown (www.markbrownstudio.co.uk). The perfect read for any music lover over Crimbo.

      This booklet is free instore or just 1 pence (plus p+p) via the website. Or if you prefer, you can view it online here as a PDF (be warned though it's a large PDF file so it's probably not worth trying to download this on your phone!)

      Enjoy the read!

      Please note: If you're ordering this on its own you will be charged our standard rate of postage and packing for sending a CD/7".

      Elliott Power

      On The Windrush / Portend Feat. WIFE

      Marathon Artists are very happy to announce the return of Elliott Power, this time with a little help from feted Tri Angle newcomer WIFE. The pair’s pulsating collaboration heralds the beginning of some very exciting things to come from Elliott, with this being just the tip of the iceberg. This is a Marathon Artists Singles Club release.

      Elliott Power is a West London-bred artist who, instilled from an early age with a love of wide-ranging electronic musical touch stones, has collated diverse but tightly knit influences into his own distinctly forward thinking tracks. Seamlessly incorporating elements of club-savvy soul and UK bass, along with a touch of paranoid trip-hop, Elliott’s work, from sound to vision, offers a whole private universe we have fortunately been invited into.

      Following 2012's acclaimed 'Tropical Psychedelics' album, Los Angeles electronic-psychedelic multi-instrumentalist, Eddie Ruscha returns to Emotional Response with the second collection of cassette recordings.

      Dating from tape recordings made between 1996 and 2012, 'Cosmic Vibrations' follows the 'Tropical Psychedelics' (ERS003) album for the label, this time digging deeper in to the mind of Secret Circuit than the more dance floor inspired sounds heard on last years album 'Tactile Galactics' album for Beats In Space. Again we glimpse a melting pot of pyschedelia, techno, Balearic and ambient to create an electronic gem, but all done with a wry smile and jesters wink rather than today's penchant of moody seriousness.

      Life on the US West Coast shines from the album, from opener 'Out West' to 'She Got Love', sunshine music that couldn't be made anywhere else. It's not all hippy-happy vibes though with 'Minimal Vibrations' and the dub of 'Straightline' taking things in to deeper and instropective territory. However, all things resonate in Eddie's analogue meets kitchen sink synthesis. Layer after layer floats across the album to create a smile-inducing whole. Journeying from the folk guitar of 'Somnambulation' to the minimilism of 'Glass Skeletons', before bidding a fond farewell in the apt, 'Bells'. This second and final collection of early cassette works is not an end, but a blessing.

      Tapper Zukie

      Visions Of Love

      Reissue of this super rare 12" from the legendary Tapper Zukie! If you dug on that "Freak" reissue from last then you'll be all over this little beauty. A-side cut "Visions Of Love" is a vocal lead groove fest, which comes correct with bumping bass lines and crunchy 110bpm proto-house beats. Zukie's vocals slide in and out of tune in the most charming manner, while The Warriors are in full effect, totally nailing that synth heavy reggae disco vibe. On the flipside, "Love Dream" takes the original on an instrumental version excursion through the far reaches of the dub-disco galaxy. If this gem had made its way onto an Originals compilation we'd all have been paying hand over fist on Discogs, thankfully instead we're treated to this tasty reissue in hand stamped manilla sleeves.


      The insatiable Blind Jacks Journey continue their unrelenting assault with this brand new release. This journey begins in the Fontainebleu Forest of Paris and on to Nőtincs via the Hungarian hills of Börzsöny concluding in the secretive depths of Coed Y Quad. Heko's "Melrose Flames" instantly transports us off this planet and into a Tron-like world of rich electronic nostalgia, fluttering analogue synths and chugging bassline recalling a thousand debauched nights of electro-disco excess. One for the Red Laser crew that's for sure. Heko continues his cybernetic attack with "Ethereal", crisp arps juttering along while thick Jomox drums clatter away in the background and the signature darting leads arrive right on cue. Psyche-house demi-god Gnork offers up two prime cuts. "Out There" fizzes and spurts effervescent goodness from every orifice as it bounces along at a frenetic pace. Swirling LFOs converging on the track as sumptuous strings envelop the mix, before being joined by a completely irresistible beat. Liquid gold! Remember "Blorp93" from "Dream House 1.2"? Well here Gnork strips away the multitracks and presents just the delectable piano line from the OG; a handy DJ tool if there ever was one, or simply a joyous piece of music in its own right. Oddnipp concludes the journey with the slow, gently-paced meanderings of "Tripp.4", a steady woodblock pulse accompanying that trademark thick, gloopy electronic soundbed which these cats seem to revel in. Completely essential, and not likely to hang around long either...
      Hand stamped double mint ice cream vinyl.



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