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WEEK STARTING 17 Nov

Genre pick of the week Cover of Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) by David Bowie.

David Bowie

Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)

    David Bowie has announced his first new music since he surprised the world by returning in 2013 with the single "Where Are We Now", followed by the album 'The Next Day'.

    His new single "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)" – which lasts nearly eight minutes – was recorded with long-time collaborator Tony Visconti especially for inclusion on a new compilation, 'Nothing Has Changed', which spans 50 years of Bowie from 1964 to 2014. It will be given a separate release as a digital download and as a limited-edition 10 inch single.

    Blops

    Blops

      Their 3rd album sometimes referred as "Locomotora". Originally issued in 1974 in Chile, here is a superb reissue of this killer psych LP! Superb long tracks with Pink Floyd elements plus flutes and scorching guitars throughout.

      'Nothing Has Changed' collects together for the first time the definitive collection of David Bowie’s music from 1964 to 2014. Fifty years on from his first recordings, Bowie continues to be at the vanguard of contemporary culture as a musician, artist, icon and a nonpareil to generations of writers, artists and fashionistas. He remains to be a unique presence in contemporary culture.

      Named after a lyric from the “Heathen” album opener ‘Sunday’, it compiles tracks from every period of Bowie’s career from his earliest incarnations with ‘Liza Jane’ and ‘Can’t Help Thinking About Me’ right up to James Murphy’s ‘Hello Steve Reich Mix’ of ‘Love Is Lost’ from last year. The album features Bowie’s first new music since he stunned the world with the critically lauded ‘The Next Day’.

      The new single ‘Sue (or In A Season Of Crime)’ was especially recorded for Nothing Has Changed with long time collaborator Tony Visconti. Alongside the brand new track are the previously unreleased ‘Let Me Sleep Beside You’ from the ‘TOY’ sessions, the download only ‘Your Turn To Drive’ making its debut on CD, and the stunning 2001 re-recording of the 1971 outtake ‘Shadow Man’.

      David Bowie

      Nothing Has Changed - Deluxe Edition

        Nothing Has Changed collects together for the first time the definitive collection of David Bowie’s music from 1964 to 2014. Fifty years on from his first recordings, Bowie continues to be at the vanguard of contemporary culture as a musician, artist, icon and a nonpareil to generations of writers, artists and fashionistas. He remains to be a unique presence in contemporary culture. Named after a lyric from the “Heathen” album opener ‘Sunday’, it compiles tracks from every period of Bowie’s career from his earliest incarnations with ‘Liza Jane’ and ‘Can’t Help Thinking About Me’ right up to James Murphy’s ‘Hello Steve Reich Mix’ of ‘Love Is Lost’ from last year. The album features Bowie’s first new music since he stunned the world with the critically lauded ‘The Next Day’. The new single ‘Sue (or In A Season Of Crime)’ was especially recorded for Nothing Has Changed with long time collaborator Tony Visconti. Alongside the brand new track are the previously unreleased ‘Let Me Sleep Beside You’ from the ‘TOY’ sessions, the download only ‘Your Turn To Drive’ making its debut on CD, and the stunning 2001 re-recording of the 1971 outtake ‘Shadow Man’.

        Captain Beefheart

        Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 To 1972

          This new four-disc collection revisits the albums Captain Beefheart (aka Don Van Vliet) recorded with the Magic Band in the early Seventies —Lick My Decals Off, Baby, The Spotlight Kid and Clear Spot. It includes all three albums, which have been remastered for the first time, as well as a disc of unreleased material.

          The fourth and final disc in SUN ZOOM SPARK includes 14 unreleased tracks and is a trove of alternate versions, rehearsals and outtakes from the sessions for The Spotlight Kid and Clear Spot. The disc reveals just how much some songs evolved before being released. Among the highlights are a sung-version of “I Can’t Do This Unless I Can Do This/Seam Crooked Sam,” which became a spoken-word performance on Bat Chain Puller; a raucous, off-kilter version of “Dirty Blue Gene” that pointed the way to the final version on Doc at the Radar Station; and an instrumental rehearsal of “The Witch Doctor Life” that is nearly unrecognizable compared to the version heard on 1982’s Ice Cream For Crow.

          Contact

          First Contact

            New band featuring A.E. Paterra of Zombi and Majeure, and acclaimed film composer Paul Lawler. RIYL: Zombi, John Carpenter, Maserati, Vangelis, Majeure.

            Contact is the new duo of A.E. Paterra (aka Majeure) of famed sci-fi synth-rock group Zombi, and acclaimed British film composer, Paul Lawler. Exploring a similar orbit as Majeure and Zombi, multi-instrumentalist Lawler infuses heavy doses of melody and drama to give First Contact a sound and feel that blends late 70s Pink Floyd sprawl, the nostalgic wonder of early 80s science documentaries, and John Carpenter's 80s sci-fi action films. Equal parts fascinating and euphoric, Contact is two masters of their respective crafts finding common ground in zero gravity.


            FORMAT INFORMATION

            Ltd LP Info: Limited Edition of 1000 copies.

            Exhaustion

            Biker

              Biker unleashes seven slabs of free-form guitar and ecstatic No Wave atonality atop giant churning bass and thundering motorik drums. Jensen Tjhung (Deaf Wish, Lower Plenty) and Per Byström (Ooga Boogas, Leather Towel) anchor the blown-out epics with pummelling lock grooves as vocalist/guitarist Duncan Blachford dispenses improvised six-string sizzle in a style that synthesises classic post-Hendrix psych and the reverb/delay clouds of the Mizutani/Haino tradition with the rawness of Bruce Russell. Recorded in gristly no-frills fidelity at the band’s own studio, Biker is a high-potency emission from the deepest reaches of the Melbourne underground.

              The second release from Earth Recordings is the one and only album from the virtually unknown Australian singer Howard Eynon, now to be reissued 40 years after it's original release.

              So What If Im Standing In Apricot Jam (note no apostrophe) is a bizarre and wonderful acid folk treasure in the vein of wild-eyed geniuses such as Syd Barret, Kevin Ayers, Neil Innes or Nick Drake, although perhaps even more beautiful and mysterious. It's certainly more unusual, with its colloquial lyrics, acerbic wit and Howard's Anglo-Australian accented singing voice.'.

              Howard Eynon was born in the small market town of St Ives, Cambridgeshire and then moved to Chichester. When he was eleven, his family moved to rural Tasmania. Settling on a dairy farm in the small town of Deloraine, Howard grew up milking cows, driving tractors, riding horses and blowing up tree stumps with gelignite and would often spend days on end in the bush without seeing another living soul.

              At 17 he left the farm on his motorcycle and made his way to Melbourne to pursue a career in acting. He worked mostly in theatre and joined various theatrical repertory companies. He found himself in all kinds of small parts for local Aussie dramas such as The Sullivans. Later, he made notable small appearances in both the original Mad Max (1979) and as one of the horse riders in The Man from Snowy River (1982).

              Throughout this time he continued to play music. In 1971 he had won the Grand Final of Australian New Faces and became a much-loved solo artist in Tasmania, playing many shows and toured with great artists such as Hunter S Thompson. Whilst a member of the Tasmania Theatre Company, he was asked to write and record a guitar piece for a play, which lead him to Spectangle in Hobart, Tasmania where he met Nick Armstrong, who invited him to record a full-length album.

              Recording took three months and Howard was joined by a host of amazing local players and utilising Violin, Mellotron, Flute, Synths, French Horns, Double Bass, Piano and more to capture a dozen quirky and addictive tracks that would become one of Australia's most interesting albums of the 1970's. It was originally released in 1974 by Basket/Candle Records but has been out of print ever since. The record ranks amongst the rarest and most sought after acid folk private pressings.

              Not much was known of his whereabouts or activities beyond the early 1980s.

              So What If Im Standing In Apricot Jam is a bold and madcap record on a par with Paul McCartney's Ram. The evocative lyrics take in everything from political commentary, to anti-authoritarian jabs, to bright homely humour and deep descriptive stories.

              This daffy folksy psychedelic ramble full of tall tales, delightfully quirky melodies, hilarious lyrics and marvellous wordplay, risqué irreverence and beguiling lapses into musical frippery, has not only stood the test of time, but completely and utterly blown it away.

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              LP Info: Black vinyl edition.

              Feral Ohms

              Super Ape / The Snake

                Feral Ohms’ second release…”blisterin’ caveman-psych featuring members of Comets on Fire, Drunk Horse, and Nudity”, first 250 / numbered limited pressing of this two track 7” comes with a 33rpm bonus Feral Ohms’ “jams” 7”….. This is some seriously amped up wildness that might just take out your speakers! Putting the OOOOOMPFCRASHWOOOOOOSH back into the whimsical Psych scene..

                Super Ape is a new Ethan Miller jam, and The Snake is FO’s take on a Pink Fairies’ classic…


                Inspired by a number of conversations between director Yann Demange and music producer David Holmes, the majority of ’71’s score was created before the film was shot. Yann likes to shoot with music already written - an idea that resonates with the collaborative work of Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone. With reference to Can's, David would describe the emotion, tone and atmosphere of the scene with the other band members before recording and then editing to picture after. He says “It frees your imagination to try and capture a world that only you can see and feel but in total relation to the directors overall vision. Living in Belfast for most of my life was also a big inspiration.” Musically influenced by John Carpenter’s ‘Assault From Precinct 13’ and ‘Escape From New York’, John Paul Jones’ ‘Four Minute Warning’ and Tony Conrad’s ‘The Pyre of Angus Was In Kathmandu’, the music pulses with the tension and potential terror of war-torn Belfast streets in 1971.

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                LP Info: Limited edition numbered vinyl with download card.

                Holograma

                Waves

                  Holögrama is the recording project of Fancisco Borja, an electronic musician from Granade, Spain. After self-releasing a slew on online albums, EPs & hand-made CDRs, “Waves” marks his debut to the vinyl format. Borja performs & records the majority of everything himself, using synths, drum machines & whatever odds & ends he can scrape together to orchestrate Holögrama’s sound.

                  The tone is set straight away - “My Bicycle” opens the album with the steady pulse of a drum machine, pumping digital blood into the beating heart of the record. Soon it ’s joined by Borja’s keyboard & bass, aliging a mezmerizing hum that carries through the last track. Keyboards drift in and out alongside Borja’s ghostly voice, hearkening back to the stark reverberations of Vega & Rev, but with a more positive, hopeful vibe tinged with a whisper of melancholy. “In Your Head” closes out the A-Side with it ’s cr ystalline keyboard twinkles, that ease up to it ’s cathartic beginning, as the music drops in and Borja’s voice echoes across the landscape. The key track is the 9-minute “Pink Sky ”, which bops along with a jaunty keyboard line until a deafening scree of guitar (courtesy of Carlos Alcantara) dive-bombs into the mix, rippling into a psychedlic maelstrom alongside Borja’s synthesized oscillations.

                  The first edition of “Waves” is pressed on black vinyl & includes a download code.

                  Hookworms

                  Hookworms (Repress)

                    Repress!!!

                    Faux Discx and Gringo Records are psyched (no pun intended) to announce the debut vinyl release of Leeds' Hookworms. The Hookworms 12" features 4 songs, clocks in at around 27 minutes, and is limited to 500 copies on 180g black vinyl.

                    The release was previously only available on tape via Sun Araw's Sun Ark label and that sold out in a matter of weeks. Hookworms formed in late 2009 at a time when most of the group’s members were also playing together in a snappy punk group. The punk and garage background is important, because it has a lot to do with the energy that makes Hookworms so noticeable. Many groups think they can make good on psych-rock by just wigging out to their own ends, during interminable jam sessions that only come to a halt when someone decides “That’s long enough.” Most of Hookworms’ songs are around the six minute mark, which isn’t long at all, and each one is constantly doing something. The singer and keyboard player delivers his vocals like The Gun Club’s Jeffery Lee Pierce on Fire of Love - frantic and impassioned. The guitars colour in and around the lines, informed just as much by Flipper’s Ted Falconi as ‘Sister Ray’. Bass grooves lead the way, sage in their wisdom over which path to take. This is tidy stuff, a purposeful and fully conscious journey into the realms of Zoss. It’s also a journey taking place on increasingly large stages, where they’re just as confident at filling the sonic space as at the small venues where they started out.

                    “Hookworms fling themselves headlong into classic 80’s/90’s psych-rock like they’re trying to break something. Hailing from Leeds and cramming themselves giddily within the well established formal properties of the genre, they walk the scorched road behind Loop, Spectrum, and any other titan of two-chord songs who’s ever slowly wah-ed a chord until they saw colors. Most excellent burners!” Cameron Stallones, Sun Ark / Sun Araw.

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    LP Info: 180 gram vinyl. Includes download card with added bonus tracks.

                    Ithaca

                    A Game For All Who Know

                      With echoes of the more acoustic bits of early Pink Floyd this top flight acid folk / psyche LP was originally issued as a tiny micro private press of 99 copies in 1973. A top dollar rarity as an original this is a superb remastered edition.

                      Australian baggy-psych revivalists Jagwar Ma offer the vinyl-only heads a real treat here via this tripartite reinterpretation of their hit "The Throw" from Dreems. Clocking in at an expansive 21 minutes plus, this immersive remix goes head first through the looking glass into the mind altering, lysergic world of psychedelia. Allow yourself to melt away into a calm ocean of pulsating synths, never ending drones and gentle piano riffs, as Dreems' beatless first movement aligns your chakras and clears your mind for what's to come. As we segue into the scond movement, Dreems hits us with a swampy funk backbeat and some chuggy electronics. Soon enough, an infectious bassline emerges from the haze of dub effects, and we're transplanted to a psychedelic disco near you. Celestial vocals ring out overhead while Dreems plays merry hell with the tape delay, drawing us into a hypno dance before blasting the track off into the far reaches of the cosmos via a buzzing acid line. The track grows in intensity right up until the point the blasters come off and it floats free into the land of melodic downbeat. 2014 - A Space Odyssey.


                      Maurice Louca

                      Benhayyi Al-Baghbaghan (Salute The Parrot)

                      "Salute The Parrot" signals a departure for Louca from his first solo album "Garraya" - in which he composed electronic music unaccompanied - into the realms of acoustic orchestrations, both composed and improvised. Featuring an all star cast of itinerant musicians and sonic mystics, Louca has leapt forward into the unknown with this mindbending combination of East and West. Here you will encounter a much more complex and hard hitting work of many influences. From dub to psychedelia to Egyptian Shaabi, Louca shatters the confines of musical and cultural labelling with a work that is truly unique. The album’s new live and acoustic elements, coupled with limited pre-recorded material, present ample space for improvisation and fluidity within its composition. Its eight tracks offering a unique record of this new vision, and preparing the ground for future live performances of "Salute The Parrot" which will never sound totally the same.


                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Patrick says: Maurice Louca steps up with an eight track LP of totally off-it diaspora. Imagine Charandjit Singh, Death In Vegas, Goat and Tinariwen sharing the shisha in the temple of doom.

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      Ltd LP Info: Limited green vinyl pressing.

                      Mark McGuire

                      Noctilucence

                        Noctilucence is a new EP from the prolific artist Mark McGuire, it's the second release from him this year and comes off the back of the critically acclaimed LP Along The Way. Noctilucence was recorded between in 2013 and 2014 between Los Angeles, California, and McGuire's home of Cleveland, Ohio.

                        "Noctilucence" is the 12 minute centerpiece of the EP, a sprawling and expansive track which might be the most ambitious track McGuire has ever released.

                        The term "noctilucence" comes from "noctilucent clouds", the name given to clouds which, for some reason, emit a brilliant vibrance at night. On this recording we find our subject diving into the electric waters of the night sky, in long drives across the vast deserts of America. It's a recording about the discovery and understanding of the shadow, entrance to the realm not controlled by the light of day, or the logic of reason. It's about confronting nocturnal terrors and all of those things that go bump in the night. Understanding that the ancient archetypes which watch over us don't flinch, and stand firm across the spell of time.

                        On Along The Way McGuire sought the Macrobes for guidance, and on Noctilucence we see them taking real shape. Opening with a mantra to the perpetual regeneration of the spirit of love, crying out for new levels of confidence and consciousness to emerge from the human race, Noctilucence is a deep stare into the infinite eye of the shimmering night sky of the future, and all it holds in its gaze.

                        Thee Oh Sees / Total Control

                        Split

                          Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, TOTAL CONTROL destroy with a wicked follow up to their first LP/masterpiece Henge Beat. Four new burners from the unstoppable 5 piece. Hard psych guitar based tracks and floating and dark keyboard centred pieces make this a well rounded feast for your southern hemisphere hungry ears.

                          San Francisco repeat beaters THEE OH SEES return with 4 revised tunes. These are the live, full band versions of four faves that sweaty kids have learned how to writhe to and old chin-scratching music hoarders have proclaimed as "not bad." Producer CHRIS WOODHOUSE is at his peak performance with this recording. It's raw and all speaker-melty-and holy shit, it comes with a free download so you can pour it in your ear at the gym.

                          Much has changed for the members of The Paperhead since the release of their TiM debut back in 2011 - tours both domestically & abroad, more releases, college, life, work, love, tragedy. The span of time & growth (both personally & musically) are reflected in the ten tunes on the band’s third album “Africa Avenue”.

                          Recorded by the band themselves in bassist Peter Stringer-Hye’s Nasville garage & mixed by Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin’ Bajas), “Africa Avenue” finds its groove in its unabashed melodicism and pop hooks. The title of the album is an homage to a street the band hung out on as children, and the experiences & memories created there drift in & out of lyrics that are appealingly abstract, but hint at an unspoken narrative. The jaunty opener “Africa” sets the scene with guitarist Ryan Jennings’ acoustic strum & sly synth squiggles, before unloading a crunchy guitar hook unlike anything the band has done previously, letting listeners know that something new is happening here; a step towards a full & comfortable immersion in the sounds they love. The band makes no bones of it’s affection for Sixties & Seventies psychedelia, but “Africa Avenue” quietly tiptoes around easy comparisons, mutating itself into something more textured & intricate, leaning more towards avant-pop.

                          The rest of the album has it’s fair share of stunners like the cosmic country of “Mother May”, the folk-raga of “In A Corner, or the harpsichord-sprinkled majesty of “Old Fashioned Kind” all fight for ear-space in an album full of highlights. The true key to the album’s success lies in the band’s synergy that comes from playing together since they were teenagers; the “hive-mind” that enables each to anticipate & play off each other, achieving an effortless grace in their arrangements & performance. “Africa Avenue” feels more organic, sounding like the work of a cracking live band in action rather than a heady, studio construction. A breath of fresh air & without a doubt, the band’s most accomplished effort to date.

                          Please

                          Seeing Stars

                            Killer 1969 studio album never issued at the time. Intoxicating blend of hammond organ, fuzz leads and superb melodies. Elements of The Doors, Soft Machine and early Pink Floyd.

                            A Great long lost late 60's UK psych classic album featuring members who were later in T2! Recommended!

                            The Rolling Stones

                            From The Vault - L.A. Forum - Live In 1975

                              “From The Vault” is a new series of live concerts from The Rolling Stones archive which are getting their first official release. “L.A. Forum – Live In 1975” is the second title in this series. The Rolling Stones’ “Tour Of The Americas ‘75” was the band’s first tour with new guitarist Ronnie Wood. Even before the dates started there were dramatic scenes in New York City at the official tour announcement when the band unexpectedly turned up on a flatbed truck to play “Brown Sugar”. After a couple of low key warm-up shows in Louisiana the tour took in 44 dates between the 3rd June and the 8th August 1975. They settled into the L.A. Forum for a five night stint from July 9th to 13th and this concert film features the show from July 12th. The footage has now been carefully restored and the sound has been newly mixed by Bob Clearmountain for this first official release of the show – a full length 2½ hour concert of The Rolling Stones performing at their very best.

                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                              3xLP Info: Triple LP and DVD.

                              Sloath

                              Deep Mountain

                                LIMITED EDITION 400 ONLY VINYL LP. FOR FANS OF MELVINS, HARVEY MILK, BARDO POND, MAINLINER, ETC

                                Upon releasing their now sold-out self titled debut album in 2010, Sloath claimed 'more soon!' … Four years on they have finally delivered 'Deep Mountain'. In place of the wide, white spaces of the debut, shorter tunes slam corkscrew riffage home with a new-found rhythmic propulsion. Behind the filthy power chords (redolent at times of Harvey Milk or Melvins), the overblown scut of Les Rallizes Denudes or Mainliner, and the state-altering sonics a la Bardo Pond, a mud-scuffed classic rock sensibility informs the songs and their structures. Having submitted to the influence of Creedence, ZZ Top and the Groundhogs, 'Deep Mountain' is no doom-rock trawl – with the exception of blissful, glacial centrepiece “The Toucher”, the songs here are for the party or the road trip.

                                SOME HISTORY:

                                2007: Five veterans of Brighton's rock scene gather with the intention of playing slower, louder and heavier than any of them have previously. Initial songs are developed with the aid of weapons-grade skunk, Polish beer and a heady cocktail of cheap rum and apple tango. Tunes built from super-distorted power chords and crushing, throbbing, squalling drone stretch at times past the half-hour mark. Early gigs are marked by deafened, blissed-out audiences, blown amplifiers and mid-set fist fights with venue managers.

                                2010: Debut album finally released on Riot Season, featuring three monolithic slabs of psych-sludge, but the band has already moved on, having written and discarded a whole LP's worth of new material, before holing up in their practise space to record six brand new numbers for album number two. The songs are shorter and faster, unlike the mixing process, which due to various members' life stuff takes four years to complete. In the interim, various comings and goings leave the band stripped back to a four-piece, working on yet another batch of new material in twice-yearly spurts of activity.

                                2014: New songs are debuted at a couple of riotous February gigs before the band scatters once more to the four corners of the globe. LP #2 'Deep Mountain' is finally completed and handed in to Riot Season. Touring plans are laid and delayed...

                                Thus far Sloath have shared stages with Acid Mothers Temple, Decapante, Kogumaza, Om, Part Chimp, Bardo Pond, The Unit Ama and White Mice. They intend to hit the road in support of 'Deep Mountain'.

                                SQURL

                                EP # 3

                                  ATP Recordings are proud to announce SQÜRL's final release in their 3-part series of EPs, due out worldwide November 17th 2014.

                                  This follows their earlier release this year of the award winning 'Only Lovers Left Alive' soundtrack, done in collaboration with Jozef Van Wissem, and described by Total Film as a "standalone potent beauty" of a record.

                                  The atmospheric heavy drones of surreally epic horror-country contained within this limited edition of 1000 heavyweight 12" vinyl picture discs for the world further demonstrate Carter Logan, Jim Jarmusch, and Shane Stoneback's forever expanding breadth of talent and scope of vision.

                                  The group, described by Pitchfork as "part drone-rock, part metal, part blissful stoner fatigue" and by NPR as "gloriously gritty" are an enthusiastically marginal New York City rock band, who effortlessly combine elements as diverse as the doom-laden instrumentalist drones of Sunn O))), to as the classic Americana of Neil Young's Crazy Horse.

                                  Every vinyl record of SQÜRL's EP #3 comes complete with a free digital copy of the album redeemable via a code on the back of the highly collectable Luc Sante art postcard attached to each sleeve.

                                  Torn Hawk

                                  Let's Cry And Do Pushups At The Same Time

                                  'Let’s Cry And Do Pushups At The Same Time' is the most recent statement from Torn Hawk aka producer and video artist Luke Wyatt. It's difficult to neatly categorize Wyatt's genre-refracting productions. The nuts and bolts are built from live guitar, drum machines, junky synths, and layers of samples which are smeared into a cohesive whole. Wyatt's guitar moves between the meditations of Manuel Göttsching, the jangle-grid of The Chameleons and the saturation of Medicine. Throw in the melodrama of a sax on a Don Henley hit, and you get a better idea of Torn Hawk's playfully sincere sensibility.



                                  Domino are proud to release ‘Different Every Time’, a new compilation album of the works of Robert Wyatt.

                                  Curated by Robert together with Domino and biographer Marcus O’Dair, the two volume (available as a double CD and two separate double LPs) album features ‘Ex Machina’, the ideal introduction for the Wyatt novice, compiling tracks from Robert’s entire career to date and acting as a companion to O’Dair’s new biography, also titled ‘Different Every Time’.

                                  Volume two brings together the best of Robert’s collaborations and guest appearances or, as Robert has it, ‘Benign Dictatorships’, including some very special oddities and rarities available here for the very first time.

                                  Starting out as a drummer for Soft Machine, sharing bills with Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix, Robert Wyatt blended Bohemian and jazz and brought it to the 60s rock scene. Focusing on singing and songwriting, he embarked on a unique solo career which earned him a loyal European following. Admired by his peers and with a career spanning five decades, he has collaborated with Bjork, John Cage, Brian Eno, Scritti Politti, David Gilmour and Hot Chip to name but a few, many of which are featured here.

                                  Domino are proud to release ‘Different Every Time’, a new compilation album of the works of Robert Wyatt.

                                  Curated by Robert together with Domino and biographer Marcus O’Dair, the two volume (available as a double CD and two separate double LPs) album features ‘Ex Machina’ (available separately), the ideal introduction for the Wyatt novice, compiling tracks from Robert’s entire career to date and acting as a companion to O’Dair’s new biography, also titled ‘Different Every Time’.

                                  Volume two (this LP!) brings together the best of Robert’s collaborations and guest appearances or, as Robert has it, ‘Benign Dictatorships’ (this LP), including some very special oddities and rarities available here for the very first time.

                                  Starting out as a drummer for Soft Machine, sharing bills with Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix, Robert Wyatt blended Bohemian and jazz and brought it to the 60s rock scene. Focusing on singing and songwriting, he embarked on a unique solo career which earned him a loyal European following. Admired by his peers and with a career spanning five decades, he has collaborated with Bjork, John Cage, Brian Eno, Scritti Politti, David Gilmour and Hot Chip to name but a few, many of which are featured here.

                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                  2xLP 2 Info: Double heavyweight 180gram vinyl pressing in a gatefold sleeve with download card.

                                  Domino are proud to release ‘Different Every Time’, a new compilation album of the works of Robert Wyatt.

                                  Curated by Robert together with Domino and biographer Marcus O’Dair, the two volume (available as a double CD and two separate double LPs) album features ‘Ex Machina’ (this LP), the ideal introduction for the Wyatt novice, compiling tracks from Robert’s entire career to date and acting as a companion to O’Dair’s new biography, also titled ‘Different Every Time’.

                                  Volume two (available separately) brings together the best of Robert’s collaborations and guest appearances or, as Robert has it, ‘Benign Dictatorships’, including some very special oddities and rarities available here for the very first time.

                                  Starting out as a drummer for Soft Machine, sharing bills with Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix, Robert Wyatt blended Bohemian and jazz and brought it to the 60s rock scene. Focusing on singing and songwriting, he embarked on a unique solo career which earned him a loyal European following. Admired by his peers and with a career spanning five decades, he has collaborated with Bjork, John Cage, Brian Eno, Scritti Politti, David Gilmour and Hot Chip to name but a few, many of which are featured here.

                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                  2xLP 1 Info: Double heavyweight 180gram vinyl pressing in a gatefold sleeve download card.


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