MAGIC MIX

ALL GENRES

JUST IN

Lifted from the Lazer's 'Free The Universe' album, and released as a digital single way back in February, 'Watch Out For This (Bumaye)' finally gets a vinyl release for all us wax addicts. The original is a vocal version of the song "Bumaye" by The Flexican and FS Green (thank-you Wikipedia), combining ragga vocals, dancehall rhythms and Latino horns in the chorus. As well as the original this 12" also features remixes by Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee and speeding gabbatron slammer from Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Tomorrowland, plus there's 'Shell It Down' (surely another 'Watch Out For This' version?) featuring vox by TOK. Lively up yourself or get left behind.


Back in stock Cover of The Love Below #3 by Various Artists.
Following on from the massive TLB002, which featured some of the most played tracks of last summer including Ossie's Fela Kuti rubdown and ph0tomachine's dusty R&B workout of Musiq Soulchild's 'Her', The Love Below has returned with yet another slice of limited edition wax, packed with an eclectic array of soulful sex appeal just in time for summer. First up one of the most exciting UK producers, Eliphino, turns out a killer rerub of a vintage slice of will.i.am on 'Lay Me Down'. The results are stunning with a slow burning groove and a killer vocal hook working it to the bone. Next up the hottest name in house music Seven Davis Jr covers a rare Prince jam (called 'Purple Music', natch) and as you can imagine the outcome is pure purple perfection. Rounding off the package in style is a housed up summer edit from REKchampa, giving extra house oomph to Jimmy Bo Horne's disco classic 'Spank', which is destined for some heavy rotation on club terraces this summer.

In 1963, visionary producer Phil Spector, then at the peak of his creativity and cultural influence, created one of the first-and still one of the greatest-rock 'n' roll Christmas albums. Using the artist roster of his Philles label - the Ronettes, the Crystals, Darlene Love and Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans - and the legendary studio musicians of the Wrecking Crew, Spector applied his fabled Wall of Sound to a set of Christmas pop standards and holiday-themed originals. The resulting album brilliantly merges the holiday spirit with the singular sonic uplift of the Spector sound. Highlights include the Ronettes' bubbly reworkings of "Sleigh Ride", "Frosty the Snowman" and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus", the Crystals' upbeat renditions of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and Darlene Love's soulful readings of "Winter Wonderland", "White Christmas" and the Ellie Greenwich / Jeff Barry / Phil Spector composition "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)". "A Christmas Gift For You" originally had the misfortune of being released on November 22, 1963, the same day as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and was not a major commercial success. In the years since, however, it has been embraced as a beloved pop-culture touchstone, with many of its tracks becoming holiday airplay favourites.



FORMAT INFORMATION

Ltd LP Info: Limited edition 180g white vinyl pressing. 50th anniversay edition! 500 copies only.

Spirit Bear Mezcal Ensemble

13.03.13

Following from last year’s Phil Manzanera remix project, our in-house record label LN-CC Recordings is proud to announce its fifth release to date, in the form of the “Spirit Bear Mezcal Ensemble”.

The first in an ongoing series of sonic explorations and live experimentations, the record consists of a totally unedited excerpt from an improvised piece performed live in LN-CC. Featuring an assembled cast of musicians including Tiago Miranda, Thomas Bullock, Jonny Nash, Merrick Adams and Kyle Martin, performing as Spirit Bear Mezcal Ensemble, the evening consisted of three separate 45 minute improvised pieces, with a 15 minute break in between each piece. All present were encouraged to participate and join the circle.

The initially clear divide between spectator and participator present in the first piece gradually dissolved as the Mezcal flowed, and by the final third piece the musician / audience, spectator / participator barrier had successfully broken down to a level whereby the room was transformed into a unified musical energy.

The record features an unedited excerpt from the third improvised piece, entitled "13.03.13 PART ONE (13:19) & 13.03.13 PART TWO (11:20) ", one for each side.Virtually no alterations were made to the original recording at the mixing stage, aside from minor volume adjustments and EQs.

Raw and honest, it presented to you in physical form as a ode to the power of shared musical experience and a reminder that there are a multitude of ways to engage with music in a shared public space beyond “the nightclub”.

180 gram vinyl
fold out liner notes and photographs
300 copies, no repress


Roladex / ((Pressures))

The Voices / Glass Statuette

    Medical Records in close collaboration with Disko Obscura Records presents a special split 7” showcasing 1 new track each by ((PRESSURES)) and Roladex.
    ((PRESSURES)) hails from New Orleans, LA. They craft their unique futuristic icy tracks on a museum’s worth of analog synths and drum machines. This release follows their first LP on Disko Obscura entitled “Casting Shadows”. Their contribution “The Voices” is a propulsive and dripping with synth textures track featuring vocoded vocals.
    Roladex (a veteran of Medical Records already with their “Anthems For the Micro-Age” LP) hails from Seattle by way of Texas. Blending girl/boy vocals with catchy pop hooks drenched in a seductive melancholy, Roladex also uses a plethora of vintage gear. “Glass Statuette” is their new track for this 7” and features their signature sound with a bit of an evolution into Moroder-esque cascading arpeggios.

    Fans of both artists will surely want this in their collection. Features original artwork for the “double A side” on foldover insert style by both artwork that nicely complements the music contained therein.


    U is a producer and DJ currently living in London. Previous records for Man Make Music have proven suitable for the club as well as home listening, while a collaboration with Babe, Terror as BTU for Erol Alkan’s Phantasy label was varyingly described as “pleasure with a sense of dread” (The Line of Best Fit) and “akin to having five songs playing simultaneously on your computer” (The Guardian)

    Now Phantasy present ‘Haven In A Heartfelt World’, a new 4 track EP from U, defined in an early review by Mixmag as "mind-bendingly warped and beautifully distorted...9/10“

    ‘The Kids Will Take Care of Themselves’ sees undulating metallic notes journey across a paranoid, murky beat while the video presents symbolic musings over its title.

    ‘Monogamy’ evolves from sparse underwater bleeps and blips and a barely discernable beat into a dense rhythmical clash, throwing primeval frequencies in all directions.

    ‘Shame’ is an apt title for a track so heavy with doom, the ominous weight of its layers merging with a wall of clattering percussion to a crescendo of almost unbearable intensity.

    ‘Pilgrimage’ plays out as an endless sonic dreamscape in two parts, a melancholy plain that begins again in a slow spiral of dissonance. The video includes spoken word edits, notably Mark Rothko’s final public statement, with images depicting a virgin with a painting and an actor with a forgery.


    D Pulse

    Consequenced

      A long awaited studio album of Saint-Petersburg based live-electronic music trio D-Pulse.

      For the past few years D-Pulse has released their music on such established labels as Island, Tirk, Teardrop, Gomma, and Theomatic. Mostly known for their remixes, band decided to bring their debut studio album via their very own imprint - Vernal records.

      The band's melancholic sound echoing from the numerous factories and forests of their homecity, Izhevsk, fused with exeptional production established D-Pulse as one of the most vivid and respected live acts on the contemporary Russian indie and electronic music scene.

      DJ Sneak

      Night Dish EP

        Plus sized house hitmaker DJ Sneak has knocked together his second release for Exploited Records, laying down some serious swing on 3 club tracks which are destined to make dance floors sweat this summer, from Ibiza to points beyond. With Sneak's infamous grill and barbecue sessions in mind the "Night Dish EP" is a proper Doner Kebab and Satay Meal after a heavy night out in Berlin. Featuring artwork by Berlin-based street artist Nomad.

        Tim Krog

        The Boogey Man OST

          Limited reissue vinyl pressing of the eerie electronic score by composer Tim Krog, for the 1980 Ulli Lommel cult classic (DPP39 video nasty) The Boogey Man.

          Composer Tim Krog studied film scoring at UCLA and has created music for film, television, and radio but is probably best know for his work as the composer for The Boogey Man.

          Limited edition pressing of 500 Copies only. Pressed on 180g clear vinyl, housed In a 350 gsm, 5 mm spine sleeve. Machine numbered & shrink wrapped.

          Willie West & The High Society Brothers

          Who's Fooling Who / Down On Lovers Road

            Willie West is a NOLA soul veteran is behind classic hidden gems, such as "Just Having Fun", "Farchild" and "Willie Knows How". These tracks should appeal to all lowrider aficionados, and people, who like their soul toned dark and hard as nails.

            "Down On Lover's Road" and "Who's Fooling Who (she's so wise)" are put out on two separate 45's (TR035 and TR036), both featuring vocal/instrumental versions of the other track. Dj's can purchase both records and blend easily between the versions.

            The Cramps

            Totally Destroy Seattle

              Limited edition LP pressing of the legendary 1982 show. Features the classic Cramps second line-up.

              300 copies on blood red vinyl, black cover paste on sleeve.

              Douglas Pipes

              Trick 'R Treat - Pumpkin Orange Vinyl Edition

                * Deluxe heavyweight tip-on gatefold jacket with satin coating
                * Full artwork and design by Francesco Francavilla
                * Liner notes by director Michael Dougherty and composer Douglas Pipes
                * An inserted 11” x 22” poster with artwork by Francesco Francavilla
                * Bonus spooky sound-fx album
                * Available on 180 gram pumpkin orange Vinyl

                Waxwork Records has worked closely with both Michael Dougherty, Douglas Pipes, and Legendary Pictures to create the ultimate 'Trick 'R Treat' soundtrack experience. With their stamp of approval, this deluxe LP is as official a 'Trick 'R Treat' product as they come.

                This expanded double LP features over an hour of music that has been mastered for vinyl and supervised by the composer. For art duties, Waxwork brought on none other than the incredibly talented Francensco Francavilla (Afterlife With Archie, The Black Beetle). Francavilla has worked as an in-house artist for both Marvel and DC Comics, and has created the full LP packaging artwork with approval from director Michael Dougherty, himself.

                If that wasn’t enough, at the request of Michael Dougherty, Waxwork has acquired the full audio stems from the film to create a full bonus Spooky Sound FX album perfect for a haunted house, or to spook your neighbors this Halloween season. Like the classic Disney LPs such as “Chilling, Thrilling Sounds From The Haunted House”, the included 'Trick 'R Treat' spooky sound-fx album will take the listener through the streets of Warren Valley, Ohio on a cold Halloween night filled with vampires, werewolves, rock quarry zombies, and Sam himself. If that wasn’t enough, the entire spooky sound-fx album has been constructed, mixed, and edited by Evan Chen, the sound designer on Michael Dougherty’s 1996 animated short SEASON’S GREETINGS which features Sam’s first appearance, and inspired the film 'Trick 'R Treat'.


                Various Artists

                Disco & Boogie - 200 Breaks & Drum Loops Vol. 2

                  The second installment in the series containing a collection of the most sought after and hard to find disco/boogie breaks, drum loops and sounds. This selection of ready-to-use samples from electro- funk and post-disco records offers a pack of in-demand kicks, snares, clapping sounds, horns, vocals, guitar riffs, percussion, drums, synthesizers and slap bass loops, digitally remastered for your beat making pleasure. The second volume contains under-discovered samples you will never find on any other break records and strictly focuses on vinyl that’s hard to find at your local stores, flea markets or record shows. This comprehensive slice of 80’s club joints is a celebration of evolution from disco and funk to hip-hop and modern deejay dance music. Disco & Boogie: 200 Breaks And Drum Loops is a must-have library for producers and a guide to vivid disco/boogie collectors.

                  Back in stock Cover of Judee Sill by Judee Sill.
                  This was Judee Sill's debut album. Jim O'Rourke (Sonic Youth) describes her music on the sleeve, 'take a listen to Judee Sill now, some 30 years after she was captured on two timeless masterpieces: Her overwhelming songs of love and loss, both earthly and divine; a voice which alone could melt all defenses and when in harmony, could create heaven, right here on earth.'

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  LP Info: Limited 180g pressing.

                  Ltd CD Info: Rhino Handmade copies - numbered limited editions!!! The CD also includes 10 extra tracks of live and demo versions.

                  A choice DJ friendly selection from Tim Sweeney's BIS 15th anniversary mix CD, compiled onto 2 x 12"s and featuring edits, rarities, exclusives and influences from Tim's record bag. Spanning many sounds and with a healthy disregard for genre, just like Tim's radio show, this double-pack showcases what listeners can expect to hear on the forthcoming full length.

                  Quality control is high and the selections are outstanding! Delving into Tim's open minded taste we are treated to the re-edited Disco grooves of Rinder & Lewis' El Coco project to the expansive, epic Carl Craig remix of Delia and Gavin's "Relevee" to more under the radar choices from Plaid, The Black Dog side project Balil and ex Gong and Hawkwind synth wizard Tim Blake's stellar "Last Ride Of The Boogie Child".

                  This double-pack contains top shelf music that goes a long way to explain BIS popularity and longevity, there's something for everyone here, casual listeners, hardcore diggers, newcomers and freaks - Long live Beats In Space!

                  Following up from the stunning ‘You Will Soon Find That Life Is Wonderful’ 12” on Phonica’s Special Edi- tions imprint, Sad City returns to the label with his new EP ‘Introduction To Lisboa/ Sloe’.

                  Glasgow-based producer Gary Caruth has evolved a highly original sound; deep, lush and widescreen electronics, from melancholic to ecstatic. Sonically, he continues where his last record left off and feels like the perfect companion to that well-received debut for Phonica. The record as a whole is composed of field recordings, with the basis for the first half of the EP, ‘Introduction to Lisboa,’ utilising sound recorded in and around Lisbon. He explains, “I wanted the music and field recordings to meld at times, to obscure what was conventionally the musical element and what were field recordings, blurring the line between found sound and composition in the creation of a whole other.”

                  Opening track ‘Introduction To Lisboa’ builds and builds from near silence to a cacophony of field record- ings and looped horns. It melds into ‘Baixa Saxaphone’, where carefully paced percussion patiently enters over a wash of synth. From then on a delicate balance of restrained percussion and spine-tingling atmos- pherics interplay before descending into a blissful outro.

                  As with the previous EP, the 12” is packaged in technicolour artwork by acclaimed London designer Jack Featherstone.

                  Oslo duo Trulz & Robin follow up the successful introduction of their 'acid-house-gone-organic' sound to the hallowed halls of Full Pupp with the breathless sonic transportation of "Sol". Nothing short of epic, the track takes a rapid paced journey from the dubby-going-on-progressive house opening into the golden glow of hands in the air chords, Balearic melodies and euphoric synth washes. It's as close as you're gonna come to taking your first pill again when those glittering arps begin to swirl. If all that excitement's left your jaw a little loose then leave it to Prins Thomas to soothe your cares with his blissed out "Drømhus Miks", a warm ambient bather in the same vein as his Balearic Gabba efforts. Now you're well rested and raring to go, flip the disc and get stuck into the sprawling, labyrinthine 4/4 of Froskelår. Circular percussion, cyclical basslines, dubbed out chords and trippy leadlines overlap and interlace on this rhythmic shuffler that'll work wonders in tandem with a Sotofett or Wania platter. Completely far out and oddly funky, this is a proper head turner. 


                  King Street deliver the final chapter in their Mood II Swing retrospective with four cuts which highlight every facet of the duo's era defining sounds. Since 1992 John Ciafone and Lem Springsteen have been at the forefront of the deep house and garage movement emanating from New York City's clubs and streets, scoring an endless succession of dancefloor classics, cult hits and underground anthems. The four tracks selected for this sampler see the duo doing their thing effortlessly, dropping science irrespective of style or vibe. "Summer Swing" gets us moving from the off with its breathless combination of skipping percussion, wah guitar and funked up bassline. In true Mood II Swing fashion the track flips between dubby passages of heads down intensity and buoyant hits of main room release. "Inhale" turns up the heat and slams on the lid, packing the reverb soaked percussion and warped organ lines in tight for a peak time pressure cooker. Dissonant horror film synths unravel above the whole thing with more than a hint of malice, making this your perfect halloween house tune! On the flipside John and Lem lead us out of the depths of the underground into the light, love and garage groove of "On Your Knees". The quintessential Mood II Swing cut, this jam is playful, powerful and perfectly designed to get your shoulders rolling. Now, as the old saying goes, 'save the best till last', which is exactly what King Street have opted for here, hitting us with the life changing power of "Driving Me Crazy" on the B2! Warm, jazzy and uplifting, this record sums up in seven minutes everything we all love about house music. From the irresistable bassline and choppy clavs to those dubby vocals, skipping percussion and chunky piano chords, this one's hands in the air all the way! Complete and utter perfection. 


                  Grouper

                  Ruins

                    Eagerly anticipated new album from Liz Harris AKA Grouper.

                    IN HER OWN WORDS...

                    Ruins was made in Aljezur, Portugal in 2011 on a residency set up by Galeria Zé dos Bois. I recorded everything there except the last song, which I did at mother's house in 2004. Iʼm still surprised by what I wound up with. It was the first time Iʼd sat still for a few years; processed a lot of political anger and emotional garbage. Recorded pretty simply, with a portable 4-track, Sony stereo mic and an upright piano. When I wasnʼt recording songs I was hiking several miles to the beach. The path wound through the ruins of several old estates and a small village.

                    The album is a document. A nod to that daily walk. Failed structures. Living in the remains of love. I left the songs the way they came (microwave beep from when power went out after a storm); I hope that the album bears some resemblance to the place that I was in.

                    This long overdue compilation of Sly’s Stone Flower era gathers each side of the five 45s plus ten previously unissued cuts from the label archives, all newly remastered from the original tapes. In these grooves you’ll find the missing link between the rocky, soulful Sly Stone of Stand! and the dark, drum machine-punctuated, overdubbed sound of 'There’s A Riot Going On'. 'I’m Just Like You: Sly’s Stone Flower 1969-70' opens up the mysteries of an obscure but monumental phase in Stone’s career.

                    In 1970, the Family Stone were at the peak of their popularity, but the maestro Sly Stone had already moved his head to a completely different space. The first evidence of Sly’s musical about-turn was revealed by the small catalog of his new label, Stone Flower: a pioneering, peculiar, primitive electro-funk sound that unfolded over just four seven-inch singles. Stone Flower’s releases were credited to their individual artists, but each had Sly’s design and musicianship stamped into the grooves-and the words “written by Sylvester Stewart / produced and arranged by Sly Stone” on the sticker.

                    Set up by Stone’s manager David Kapralik with distribution by Atlantic Records, Stone Flower was, predictably, a family affair: the first release was by Little Sister, fronted by Stone’s little sister Vaetta Stewart. It was short lived too - the imprint folded in 1971 - but its influence was longer lasting. The sound Stone formulated while working on Stone Flower’s output would shape the next phase in his own career as a recording artist: it was here he began experimenting with the brand new Maestro Rhythm King drum machine. In conjunction with languid, effected organ and guitar sounds and a distinctly lo-fi soundscape, Sly’s productions for Stone Flower would inform the basis of his masterwork 'There’s A Riot Goin’ On'.

                    The first 45 came in February 1970: Little Sister’s dancefloor-ready “You’re The One” hit Number 22 in the charts - the label’s highest showing. The follow-up, “Stanga," also by Little Sister, made the wah pedal the star. The third release came from 6IX, a six-piece multi-racial rock group whose sole release, a super-slow version of The Family Stone’s “Dynamite," featured only the lead singer and harmonica player from the group. Joe Hicks was the final Stone Flower stablemate; his pulsing, electronic "Life And Death In G&A” is one of the bleakest moments Sly Stone ever created on disc (Hicks’ prior single for Scepter, “Home Sweet Home,” the first released Stone Flower production, is also included).



                    'Hallways' is Homeboy Sandman’s second full-length record on Stones Throw. The album is an ode to the space between where you are and where you are headed; a space in flux, and a space where Sandman himself thrives. True to form, it weaves witticism into even its most serious messages. Producers on 'Hallways' include Oh No, Knxwledge, Blu, DJ Spinna and Jonwayne, who produced the first single, "America, The Beautiful."

                    Homeboy Sandman’s witty raps have garnered praise from both hip hop and mainstream music press, from, featured by media including NPR, Clash Magazine, the Evening Standard, BBC 6Music, and Pitchfork. Rolling Stone recently branded him an “Artist To Watch” and praised his “skill for wordplay that keeps you hooked,” while Pitchfork describes him as “hyper-intelligent” and “one of the best pure lyricists around.” The prolific and outspoken Queens MC has also had essays prominently published in Gawker and Huffington Post.

                    Since signing with Stones Throw Records in 2011, Homeboy Sandman has released a full length, 'First Of A Living Breed', along with a series of five EPs, establishing himself as one of the most productive and creative lyricists of this generation.

                    Various Artists

                    Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia - 2014 Festival 12"

                      The official festival 12" sold at the 2014 Liverpool Psych Fest.

                      Features previously unissued tracks by Goat, Allah-Las, Camera, Black Mekon, Bonnacons Of Joy & Nueva Costa.

                      WE'VE JUST GOT OUR HANDS ON THE LAST REMAINING COPIES!!!

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      Ltd 12" Info: MAXIMUM 2 COPIES PER CUSTOMER!

                      Various Artists

                      Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia - 2014 Festival 7"

                        The official festival 7" sold at the 2014 Liverpool Psych Fest.

                        Featuring Zombie Zombie covering New Order's "The Beach" and Orval Carlos Sibelius providing the track "Asteroids".

                        WE'VE JUST GOT OUR HANDS ON THE LAST REMAINING COPIES!!!

                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        Ltd 7" Info: MAXIMUM 2 COPIES PER CUSTOMER!

                        Larry Levan's name is synonymous with contemporary dance music culture, his contributions are widely noted in many books and documentaries and in the memories of the lucky people who got to experience his phenomenal DJ sets at the now legendary Paradise Garage in NYC throughout the late 70's until the late 80's. His name is still mentioned with reverence today and he is listed as an influence by countless DJs and artists across the world.

                        Not only did Larry hold down a residency at one of the finest clubs on the planet with his impeccable selecting and DJ-ing skills for a decade, he also lent his expert ear to many remixing jobs and production sessions, adding his touch to a slew of classic dance records that encapsulated the era; Tanaa Gardner "Heartbeat", NYC Peech Boys "Don't Make Me Wait", Esther Williams "I'll Be Your Pleasure", Gwen Guthrie "Seventh Heaven" and Loose Joints "Is It All Over My Face?" to name a select few.

                        It is Larry's peerless tastes that form the basis of this 2003 Japanese only Salsoul records compilation. Compiled by Hisa Ishioka of King Street Sounds / Nite Grooves and consisting of some all time classics dug deep from within Salsoul's vast archives. The tracks included here got regular airings on the dance-floor of the Paradise Garage and helped to form the basis of and inspire the subsequent House and Techno movements in the years following the closure of the club and Larrys' tragic passing.

                        Pressed onto vinyl for the very first time "Paradise Garage - The Legend Of Dance Music Vol.1" contains 10 stone cold Paradise Garage anthems, re-mastered and presented here in triple LP format to remind us all of the power of these timeless records, and the power of the mighty Larry Levan!

                        "Make It Last Forever"

                        Goat

                        Commune - 7" Box Set Edition

                          ULTRA LIMITED IMPORT 7" BOX SET VERSION OF THEIR LATEST ALBUM - INCLUDES THE BONUS TRACK "DIG MY GRAVE".

                          Goat return with Commune, the eagerly awaited follow up to their astonishing debut album World Music. Commune continues on with World Music's acidic grooves, hypnotic incantations, and serpentine guitar lines but also introduces a darker, more angry edge to the band, not seen before on previous releases. Starting with the layered percussive groove, Eastern guitar flourishes, and convoking vocals of "Talk To God", it re-establishes the trance-inducing rhythms and exotic blaze of guitar that characterized their debut so well.

                          That spellbound pulse delves into darker and more propulsive territories on "Words" and "Goatslaves", while "Goatchild" veers towards the transcendental pop of '60s Bay Area rock. The vintage psychedelic vibe permeates through songs like "The Light Within" and "To Travel The Path Unknown" - tracks that suggest that these rural Swedes operate on the same wavelength as the Turkish psych-folkies recently rediscovered by reissue labels like Finders Keepers. Commune reaches its apex when Goat's hymnal invocations meet a heavy doze of proto-metal fuzz on "Hide From The Sun" and "Gathering of Ancient Tribes".

                          Back in stock Cover of Sundet by Guther.
                          Another endlessly charming album from Moor Music factory. Swedish duo Guther come on like a folkier Belle & Sebastian, shorn of their occasional whimsy (which is all too often mistaken for tweeness) after listening to Psapp, Tunng and Sonic Youth.

                          The Orb Featuring Lee 'Scratch' Perry

                          More Tales From The Orbservatory

                          2012’s ‘The Orbserver In The Starhouse’ was rightfully acclaimed as a colossal meeting of like minds and souls, sparking with rare magic as Alex Paterson and long-time Orb member Thomas Fehlmann provided the perfect backdrops for the Upsetter’s inimitable pronouncements, righteous declarations and sweet vocals. If anything, the follow-up stretches further into the cosmos, the backings more heavily rooted in the basic but infinite principles of rhythm and dub.

                          The new tracks continue the full-blooded immersion in reggae‘s infinite studio universe which characterised the first set; shards of old songs loom like aural ghosts while rhythms resurface, morphing into something fresh and new. For decades, all three artists have shared a common quest to push out the sound barriers. Each one also knows that journey is never over, which makes the appearance of this fresh batch of tunes and dubs all the more exciting.

                          The mouth-watering potential of a legendary master working with long-time acolytes who tuned into his unique wavelength long ago continues to blossom and explodes again on More Tales From The Orbservatory.

                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          2xLP Info: Extremely limited edition 2LP double pack features the album + download card on 180gram, transparent green vinyl. 1000 copies only.

                          Auckland duo Wilberforces are Thomas Burton (guitar/vocals) and Chris Varnham (drums), who followi on from their previous album, Vipassana, this a six-track EP that are reverb rich, dark and slightly ominous.

                          Employing in many ways a much more “lush” sound compared to previous releases, the use of layered guitar parts and harmonies bring to the listener ethereal moments such as “Black Ice” and “When The Dolls Woke”. These moments blend together with the more pop-skewed cacophonies of lead single “Paradise Beach” and the punk-edged “Magdalene Brothers.”

                          “Paradise Beach is strangely uncomfortable and addictive. I want more.” - Cheese on Toast (NZ)


                          The Mattson 2 stride into a new realm of sound that blends their signature jazz soundscapes with ethereal structures and haunting splashes of improvisational raga techniques. This time around, they go deeper and darker, balancing an ebb and flow to create something truly mesmerizing, thanks in no small part to producer Thomas Campbell and the legendary John X. Volaitis (Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Phoenix).

                          This much-anticipated follow-up to 2011’s Feeling Hands is a marvel of jazz-rock orchestration and arrangement. The droning vistas of Agar are as technically liberating as they are hauntingly avantgarde. The duo is more connected than ever as they move in and out of exotic landscapes that transcend the concept of modern musical performance.

                          Named for the gelatinous substance that binds and connects items in a petri dish (also “raga” backwards), the album shimmers and shakes with sagely nods to the past and the soaring modern wizardry of Jared’s untamed guitars and Jonathan’s tribally hard-bop drumming. With Campbell and Volaitis at the helm, Agar is awash with the sun and surf as much as it is mysterious metal jazz. It glistens with a beautiful weirdness, conjuring images of neon-light rain dances and fireworks in darkening summer skies.

                          The musical capabilities of Farmer Dave Sher (Interpol, Kurt Vile, Vetiver) add unique and pivotal symphonic layers. And for the first time, the Mattson 2 provide emotional complexity via voice: Maryann Tran’s Easternly, wordless sounds are euphoric and majestic. All of this adds to up a layer cake of hypnotic mood and otherworldly innovation.

                          Marble Sky

                          Marble Sky

                            Marble Sky was the moniker under which chameleonic nomad Jeff Witscher, best known for his work as Rene Hell, recorded his most intimate and contemplative music. The material that comprises this eponymous 2xLP was originally released in the late aughts as short-run cassettes—highly coveted and personal releases that imparted mystery and a strange sense of hermetic romanticism. Although Witscher’s musical sensibilities are remarkably diverse, what remains consistent in all his projects is an idiosyncratic knack for composition and a boundless capacity for ingenuity. Indeed, his work has inspired as many imitators as it has ardent completists.

                            “Pulling up Grass Under a Blanket” opens the set and is a prime example of Marble Sky’s brand of profoundly affecting outsider ambient. Fragile, bucolic tones hover like dust motes in the morning sun, subtended by tape hiss that threatens, but never quite manages, to consume them. “Lea; Crossed Eyes” gazes similarly skyward, slowly building to an awe-inspiring, monolithic drone. Viewed from the present, these recordings can be seen as the distillation of an important and uniquely tender movement in American experimental music, documented largely by West Coast tape labels such as Ekhein, Monorail Trespassing, and Witscher’s own now-defunct Callow God.

                            Remastered by James Plotkin and presented for the first time on vinyl, this is the definitive collection of work by one of Jeff Witscher’s most justifiably beloved guises. This deluxe 2xLP edition features photography by Helen Scarsdale and gatefold tip-on jackets.

                            Philip Johnson

                            Youth In The Mourning

                              Philip Johnson, a lost figure in the dark waters of early industrial music, self-released over 25 tapes starting in the late ’70s. As a part of the “cassette culture” in the UK, he produced ethereal soundscapes, damaged electronics and undanceable drum patterns, along with homemade j-cards. For his first and only LP, 1982’s Youth in Mourning, Johnson further refined his approach with mesmerizing audio collages and Mark-E-Smith-ian vocals to make one of the most unique documents of the era.

                              The song “C81,” commenting on NME’s compilation of the same name, expresses contempt with know-it-all indie culture that was similarly reflected 20 years later in LCD Soundsystem’s “Losing My Edge.” Fans of the degenerate tale in The Velvet Underground’s “The Gift” will appreciate Johnson’s “The Karate Kicking Girl of New Invention.” Youth in Mourning is a personal record, yet fearless. It pulls back the bedroom curtain, revealing (as Johnson writes in the liner notes) “the sound of a warm-air heater on a cold afternoon and a cassette being pushed into the deck and switched on.”

                              This first-time reissue comes from the original master tapes. Recommended for fans of Cabaret Voltaire, John Bender and The Shadow Ring.

                              Negativland

                              It's All In Your Head

                                Negativland’s new album finds the group tackling their biggest subject ever: why humans believe in God. Millennia-in-development, this ambitious and densely-crafted double-CD is packaged inside an actual Holy Bible which has been appropriately repurposed into a “found” art object.

                                It’s All In Your Head intends to entertain, inform and provoke, mixing found music, found sound, found dialogue, guest personalities and original electronic noises in a compelling and thoughtful musical essay that looks at monotheism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, neuroscience, suicide bombers, 9/11, colas, war, shaved chimps and the all-important role played by the human brain in our beliefs. Reading the attached Bible is optional. The audio is presented as a live radio broadcast (modeled after Negativland’s weekly Over the Edge radio program on KPFA FM in Berkeley, CA) that, in an effort to gain listeners, proposes that there is no God.

                                This theater-of-the-mind project has been carefully crafted from basic tracks recorded live in front of blindfolded studio audiences, and documents the unique style of live collage performances that Negativland has been presenting on stages, and on radio, since the formation of the group in 1980. Following its last major release, the Our Favorite Things compilation DVD in 2008, Negativland has kept busy with its weekly radio program, lectures, art gallery shows and live performances in the US and Europe. Currently in the works are several different studio albums, including Negativland’s allelectronic Booper Symphonies, two brand new Over the Edge album releases, and a new touring live show with upcoming performances at festivals such as Bumbershoot (2014) and Moogfest (2015).

                                Mechatronics, from experimental New Zealand trio The All Seeing Hand, brings together throat singing, drums and turntables, crafting a series of songs in-sync, interlocking, moving, and sounding like huge cogs in a mechanical production line. The throated tones of Jonny St. Marks tell entire stories and its rich-tone, gritty screams and percussive yelps drag the drum and turntable rhythm section up to the heavens.

                                Although all the pieces on Mechatronics stem from a tight palette of overtone singing, turntables and drums the subject matter and images projected into the mind are diverse. From sprawling mechanised assembly lines (Mechatronics), robotic nano-surgery (Surgery) and riot control (Grab & Smash) to shamanistic séances (Cadentia) and hectic theme-music for extraterrestrial road tripping (Maximum Capacity).

                                “Side stepping many traditional notions of music making while presenting their own distinctive music personality; The All Seeing Hand are without peer. Mechatronics is a brilliant and thoroughly engaging work.” - Undertheradar.co.nz 


                                Itasca

                                Unmoored By The Wind

                                  Folk guitarist and songwriter originally from New York State Kayla Cohen, a.k.a. Itasca, has released several small-press CDrs and cassettes over the past five years. A resident of Los Angeles since 2012, She records at home, taking inspiration from the fringes of the city’s open space and natural land.

                                  On Unmoored by the Wind, Cohen achieves new levels of clarity and expansiveness. Where 2012’s Grace Riders on the Road reveled in homemade intimacy, Unmoored by the Wind opens to the world, reaching a timeless, nearbaroque yearning; each of these eleven tracks burns with a unique vision. At once soft-spoken and virtuosic, Cohen’s mesmerizing fingerpicking lays gauzy groundwork for vocal work David Keenan described as “courtly ... dazzling.” This spacious set of songs flows seamlessly between wistful interludes à la Bob Desper and fully-fledged verses of powerful, often beguiling imagery. “Two male shapes are standing / Shrouded in white cloth” sings Cohen on “Nature’s Gift,” with a plaintive candor that echoes Sibylle Baier. “They’re looking at me / Sort of smiling / Seems as if I’ve called them here.”

                                  Cohen’s voice has a windburnt quality reminiscent of Lal Waterson or Collie Ryan, but it’s tempered with sweetness, and on songs like “Colt in Hiding” she realizes an angelic luster. More than ever before, though, Cohen’s confident singing is laid bare; vocals ride on top of arrangements, taking their rightful place in the forefront. The effect is arresting, while at the same time staying true to the seductive ghostliness that has come to characterize her sound.

                                  Seth Sutton has been ripping the shit out of terse Telecaster-sharp riffs and Devo-indebted angular rhythms with Useless Eaters since dude was 18 years old. A young protégé of Jay Reatard, Sutton’s home-fried concoctions are sharp, corrosive mini-masterpieces that drive you to flick cigarettes and push strangers. Psycho-sexual, serrated vocals; thin, acidic guitars; rubbery bass and hot-to-tape traps lather the whole disc. Sutton delivers a really ripping crew of tunes this time around, kicking off with the supremely heavy “American Cars” and not letting up ’til the side break—these are glass-crunching gems with just the right amount of crud to cut your lip a little. A great alienated vibe flows throughout, along with some really sticky melodies, too. Going out under the neon tonight? Take this with you.

                                  Circus Devils

                                  Escape

                                    On their thirteenth full-length album Escape, Circus Devils take a break from their brash psychedelic rock to gear down with a collection of acoustic ballads; friendly, lo-fi pop; and murky, otherworldly mood pieces. Once again, the trio delivers a musical Twilight Zone where dream time and real time intermingle. For best results, listen late at night with headphones in a dark room.

                                    Icky Boyfriends

                                    Live In San Francisco

                                      “You like anchovies? Morning breath? Dried blood? The sun-up residue after a night of hard drugs? Well, you’re gonna love Icky Boyfriends.

                                      “I painted houses for a couple years with an old-school San Francisco artist / musician dude who would let me run the boombox while we worked. This was right around the time I became obsessed with Icky Boyfriends. I would play the shit all day and wax about how I much I loved them. He piped up one day and asked what they were called again. ‘Icky Boyfriends,’ I said. ‘Oh yeah, I remember those guys…man, they could clear a room.’ “That’s the Ickys—an acquired taste for people who maybe have eyes that feel natural when trolling the gutter for nutrition. These are stories of strung-out super heroes singing the praises of the old school San Francisco freak scene. Hilarious at times, genius always and as scuzzy as anything you could ever hear. “Live in San Francisco was recorded masterfully by the Castle Face engineers team at the grand SF Eagle. There are many classic favorites here, as well as a couple new jams (I challenge anyone to tell the difference). We’ve kept it primal and simple as the Ickys always have. What a treat, now let’s eat!” - John Dwyer

                                      The Blind Shake

                                      Breakfast Of Failures

                                        Minneapolis three-piece The Blind Shake crafts dense, massive locomotive music—powerful sounds with the ability to careen through one cinematic, post-apocalyptic chase scene after another. The band’s latest album Breakfast of Failures comes clanging and crashing through these confused times.

                                        Fronted by brothers Jim and Mike Blaha along with friend Dave Roper on drums, the trio was tunneling through the underground since before telephones could talk. With six full-length albums to their credit, several singles, three collaborations with psych legend Michael Yonkers and another with downstroke warrior John Reis, The Blind Shake continues to push the sliding scale between catchy punk songs and pitch-red noise.

                                        “The Blind Shake is at once spacey, primitive futuristic, and brutal: a kind of backyard extraterrestrial minimal surfpunk party. One guitar, one baritone guitar, a fuckload of reverb, and a drummer who deserves an Olympic medal.” - SF Weekly.

                                        Teste

                                        The Rewipes Pt. 1 - Inc. Rrose / Dino Sabatini Versions

                                        The Edit Select imprint continues its tribute to Teste's seminal "The Wipe" with this first part of a series of remixes 12"s. First to the plate is none than Rrose (Sandwell District / Eaux) and Dino Sabatini (Prologue / Outis) for two distinct takes on this classic track. Rrose's version stays true to the cavernous, throbbing aesthetic of the OG; sweeping reverbs and phasing elements cascading through the sparse, minimal skeleton of the track. Dark, foreboding and with a lush, highly detailed sound. Dina Sabatini deploys a concentric, rotary beat more akin with Surgeon and the Zooloft cats. Alien chatter and sonar bleeps pepper the track, stamping this with a certified 'Imported from the 5th Dimension" tag, warning us of its none-Earthly origin and long interplanetary route before being received by our ears. Exceptional stuff, recommended.

                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                        Ltd 12" Info: Limited edition clear vinyl

                                        Back in stock Cover of Sloppy Cosmic / Hangover by Kenny Dixon Jnr Aka Moodymann.

                                        Kenny Dixon Jnr Aka Moodymann

                                        Sloppy Cosmic / Hangover

                                        Moodymann releases a 12" version of "Sloppy Cosmic" - the wondrous ode to Detroit featuring Funkadelic taken from his last self titled album. If you missed it, it's a huge elongated jam featuring the riffs and licks off Clinton and crew's "Cosmic Slop", with our man Kenny (or is that Kenny Dixon Snr?) crooning in his inimitable style over the top. An amazing and completely logical cover version which Kenny pulls off with natural aplomb. "Hangover" is a new joint, displaying the producer's uncanny ability to effortlessly concoct lush future-soul. Hints of Recloose and Amp Fiddler hang in the thick, dense air while Dixon's specialist sequencing and sampling techniques create an invigorating soundbed of Linda Perhacs-esque vocal collages combined with that pulsating concentric bassline he saves for his most underground bombs.

                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        Matt says: Ooh those Detroit cats are so trickski! Keepin' us on our toes, Kenny goes all trap / UK bass on our behinds. Inflicting his own style of 'Detroit Minimalism' on the ever-popular formula. Heat!

                                        Norm Talley

                                        The Palmer Park Project EP

                                          We're very excited to welcome Detroit's Norm Talley to our Tsuba Colours series with the Palmer Park Project EP.......................

                                          Resonances of a distant past or an apocalyptic industrial future, dark moods, gritty grim noises, violent mechanisms of rhythm pressed on vinyl. Paul Mac attacks the track with a rotating, machine-line drum assault, squashing the elements under a conveyor belt of pressure. Myler fires up the pistons for a hydraulic powered romp of squelchy acidic fragments, harsh metallic sharps and grating hi-hats. Finally Larix takes us deep into the Drexciyian underwater realms, a doubled-up kick drum rhythm and echoes of tribal percussion submerging us in a thick aquatic gloop. Amazing stuff. Recommended.



                                          TP

                                          The More I Get / You Can't Hide (Disco Police Remixes)

                                            Two classics by the almighty Teddy Pendergrass get the rework treatment from Disco Police right from the master tapes. Massive super limited disco action right here

                                            My favourite New Yorker returns to his seminal Strength Music for more essential exercises in cerebral dancefloor science. Qu's out there on his own in my opinion, style wise. Along with Vakula and Dresvn, the latest wave of great house music alchemists inventing new chemical bonds, basic rhythm structures and sonic compounds designed for mind and body exploration, pushing the boundaries of what can be such a formulaic and tried-and-tested genre. "Untitled (Hi-Life)" is one of his eyes-down, primal thudders, complete with iridescent melodies and lysergic murmurings throughout. "Soma" throbs intermittently with a radioactive glow but is otherwise, shrouded in compete, absolute darkness; the spoken word utterances penetrating through the lightless vacuum with ease. As the track evolved the drums start to talk and a growling low end slowly works its way into the mix, then comes this completely addictive woodblock melody and I am simply putty in Qu's magic hands! "Raw 7" concludes with a frenzied hi-hat attack combined with nagging acid fragments and that steady, steam train-like forward propulsion. Strongest Qu record for a while and essential for fans of Levon Vincent, Vakula, Fred P and all those cats who like to explore the lesser known depths of the house music cannon. Massive.

                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                            Matt says: Mysterious house music alchemy by one of the new master wizards.

                                            Donato Capozzi

                                            Contemporary Past EP - Inc. Demetrio Giannice Remix

                                            First release from ER Classics. Timeless production by Donato Capozzi on "Contemporary Past". I have to admit, I was shocked to see so little hype behind this record. I can't help feeling that if this was some slept-upon record from the early 90s UK dance scene we'd have queues out the door and a riot on our hands. But no, this is brand new music for 2014 - unashamedly influenced by what is, for many, the golden era of dance music. Big pianos, bigger basslines, searing strings and spine tingling breakdowns; sound familiar? The classic house formula executed with more finesse and aplomb than a Great British Bake Off Show Stopper on this flawless and sure to be future classic. Demetrio Giannice offers up a re-interpretation on the flip, going down a funky, weaving, Boo Williams-esque vibe, giving the radiant melodies space to shine and reinforcing that infectious b-line. Massive record this folks do not sleep!

                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                            Matt says: Donato Capozzi brings delivers a timeless, classic house track, executed with more finesse and style that one of Mary Berry's Showstoppers!

                                            Various Artists

                                            JM Edits #2

                                            Jonny Miller gets into party starting mode for his second release on KAT with this scorching two track rerub of a couple of disco and house classics. A-side cut "What You Did" is a total tonker of earth shaking, heartbreaking, life changing proportions! Disco music as God intended it - Arms aloft, eyes shut, inhibitions nowhere to be seen and smiles bigger than life itself. Jonny doesn't so much edit Chaka Khan's "What You Did", but rearranges, chops, snips, filters, remasters and generally houses the shit out of it! Chaka herself always sounded incredible but here the vocal seems to stand even taller than usual. On the other side we have something which some of our slightly older party folk may well recognise from their mispent youth! Dionne's house classic from '88 gets the full rework treatment from Jonny, who stretches the original into a sprawling dancefloor monster. Originally released on the ace Bigshot label out of Canada (and huge at the Hacienda), "Come And Get My Loving" was a proper hands in the air floor filler back in the day, and Mr Miller makes the most out of all those old school stabs, ploddy bass lines and timeless vocals to bring it right back where it belongs.


                                            Candy Bowman

                                            I Wanna Feel Your Love / Since I Found You (Love Is Better Than Ever)

                                            Groove Line Records Autumn series of properly licensed rare disco / funk reissues continues with two superb slices of dancefloor soul from the little known Candy Bowman - “I Wanna Feel Your Love” and “Since I Found You (Love Is Better Than Ever)". Released through RCA on 12” in 1981 under the production guidance of the team behind Stephanie Mills successful 1979 album “What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'” (James Mtume, Reggie Lucas), both these tracks exhibit the same smooth, subtle orchestration, instrumentation and soulfulness, and have found a loving home on dancefloors and in record collections on both sides of the Atlantic and further afield ever since. “I Wanna Feel Your Love” opens with jazzy interplay between the guitars and synths then settles on the tight groove at 0m18 before Bowman's stunning, harmonised vocals build up with an intense yearning while the fluid bassline and Chic-esque rhythm guitars play with the drifting synth and horn lines all the way to the fade. The single version is also included on this release. “Since I Found You (Love Is Better Than Ever)” is incredibly smooth, mid-tempo R&B heaven, favoured by many UK DJs. The ascending piano riff which opens the track can't help but give you an immediate glow even before the beat kicks in and Bowman's joyful vocal hits the first verse. The heightened verses, in contrast to the smooth choruses, make this track perfect for the dancefloor, with a great chorus breakdown at 2m46 which rises back up and glides on the chorus to the fade. The innovative production on this track surely influenced many that came after. All Groove Line Records releases are fully licensed and taken from the original master tapes, remastered by Nick Robbins at Sound Mastering, and cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy (Mastering Engineer of the Year 2013). All vinyl is heavy weight 180g manufactured Optimal Media in Germany, one of the world’s finest pressing plants. Groove Line Records cut no corners when making sure that each and every one of our releases has the highest quality performance possible. Groove Line Records’ deluxe reissue of “I Wanna Feel Your Love”/“Since I Found You (Love Is Better Than Ever)” is an essential purchase for any serious Disco, Soul, Funk vinyl collector who demands the very best in quality vinyl pressings.

                                            Untold

                                            That Horn Track - Inc. Marcel Dettman Remix

                                            Bleep continue their impeccable form with this stand-out track from the Bleep:10 comp released earlier this year. Untold's "That Horn Track" is the kinda head-turner that all the upfront DJs want in their box. Incredibly powerful, totally unique and tailor-made to set the speaker stacks alight. Light the touch paper and watch this explode like dynamite onto a packed dancefloor. Berlin techno royalty Marcel Dettmann remixes the track on the flip. Marcel transforms Untold's hectic original composition into a slow-building sublime exercise in dread-techno production and pummeling drums. Another head-turner but with completely different intentions; this one'll keep you trapped inside a locked rave dungeon way past your bedtime. Essential stuff from a very hot label right now, garnishing press and adoration from all corners of the dance music spectrum. (Pitchfork, FACT, XLR8R, RA, Groove, Clash; DJ support from: Pearson Sound, James Blake, Mary Anne Hobbs, Tessela).

                                            Joseph Coward

                                            The World Famous Joseph Coward

                                            Joseph Coward is set to release his eagerly awaited debut album this autumn.

                                            ‘The World Famous Joseph Coward’, self produced in London with Phillip Brillo, is released on CD, vinyl and download and features ten tracks, including a Clash Magazine Track Of The Day - ‘Sarah, Plain & Tall’ - and the singles ‘Idle Boy’, ‘Thin’ and ‘Lucky To Have Me’.

                                            An artist with the wistful-narcotised style and pugnacious confessional delivery of an earlier generation of British romantics, the unschooled, unbridled, uncompromising lyricism of Ian McCulloch, Morrissey and Billy Bragg courses through Joseph Coward’s songs.

                                            After leaving his Brentwood, Essex school at sixteen, Coward left home and scraped together an existence in London, where he published a fanzine and made himself a fixture in the music scene.

                                            “Atmospheric and melodic post-punk... sweeping melodrama... sweetly intimate... Serious in intent and sharp in execution” - Q

                                            “Startling honesty” - Wonderland Magazine

                                            “His take on atmospheric post punk casts chiming shadows through an Echo & The Bunnymen shaped prism of multilayered guitars and low-fi loops to impressive effect.” - Clashmusic.com

                                            “Romantic and timeless... compelling and brilliant” - Huh. Magazine

                                            Brad Laner, Elizabeth Thompson and Jim Goodall have eschewed the 1990’s nostalgia touring circuit trod by their peers and instead dug deep to bring you ‘Home Everywhere’.

                                            The album is a collection of new songs created with a gaze that is omni-directional.

                                            Bis

                                            Keep Your Darkness

                                              As a teaser for the up-coming “The Anthology - 20 Years of Antiseptic Poetry", bis release a limited edition 7" vinyl/download of their brand new recording "Keep Your Darkness" backed with an cover of Susan Fassbender's UK 1981 minor hit, "Twilight Café”, exclusive to this release. Recorded with the full live band, "Keep Your Darkness" carries some familiar bis influences, sounding like early Human League as played by Adam And The Ants with the signature triple-headed vocal assault. Fans will recognise the song from recent live shows, indeed it was widely considered the highlight of the band's set at the closing ceremonies of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. On the flip is a raucous take on Susan Fassbender's classic "Twilight Cafe". Susan was an underrated and tragic figure, as evidenced by a recent Top Of The Pops 2 episode featuring the song. The caption read, "No-one seems to know anything about Susan....except Glasgow Indie-Pop stars, bis". It's a song the band have always loved, and finally their version sees the light of day. New material suggests a return to the guitar/synth/drum machine model of the early days, with the sonic element dialled back to POP with a twist. In other words, bis promise to keep their darkness.

                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                              Ltd 7" Info: Limited edition 7" single.

                                              Balmorhea

                                              Heir

                                                For the past eight years the duo of Rob Lowe and Michael Muller have nurtured and refined their creative partnership as the core members of the band Balmorhea. In 2007 they self-released their self-titled debut, an album which captures the duo's unique magic as it first blossomed. In 2014 Western Vinyl is reissuing the band's self-titled album, and making it available on vinyl for the first time. In conjunction with the reissue, we're happy to present two new songs on a limited edition 7" record titled HEIR.

                                                With the songs created for the 7" (HEIR I and HEIR II), the band brings everything full circle, returning to the simple structures and melancholic tone that colored their first recordings. HEIR I starts things off slowly with a Wurlitzer's somber tremolo and some gently propulsive electric bass, soon joined by vibes and a soaring violin melody. HEIR II opens with a gorgeous ukulele melody, which is slowly engulfed in Kendall Clark's expressive drumming, eventually giving way to a frenetic wall of strings.

                                                "Balmorhea flashes brilliance only to highlight a slow-burning constancy that's at the core of one of the year's early slow wonders." PITCHFORK.

                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                Ltd 7" Info: Limited edition coloured vinyl with download included.

                                                Duke St. Workshop

                                                Cabin 28

                                                  Following the instantly sold out release of The Duke St Workshops debut album. "Lexicon of Paragon Pines" and the doozy of a 7” that even Clint Mansell liked comes the first widely distributed work from the Dukes. Recorded at ‘Polyester’ the bands studio in Wigan. Cabin 28 is the soundtrack to a cold case from 1981. Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California in a remote rural setting. The album soundtracks the case from the dawning of the day to the midnight and beyond. From sanctuary and austere to threatening settings taking in influences from the likes of Final Program, Conrad Schnitzler, Bruton Library Music and Michael Small as well as sombre, melancholic films like Coma and Rabid.You might also reference the Birmingham scene of such lost ensembles as Broadcast, Pram and Plone.

                                                  “The white noise crackle when the white dot fades from the TV. They are essential listening – but then if you miss out this time, hang around about 15 years or so and ‘Cabin 28’ will no doubt appear on Trunk records – yeah that good.” Mark Barton ’The Sunday Experience’.

                                                  Swearing At Motorists

                                                  While Laughing, The Joker Tells The Truth

                                                    Like Iggy Pop’s great lost Nashville record or the legendary demos for the Strokes masterpiece that never was, this recording is full of catchy courage, significant low notes, bedroom rhythms, hooks, and so on, all of which make for an impossible amount of pleasure. This Swearing At effort towers heads and squirrels above whatever that was you were just listening to. -Camden Joy

                                                    Swearing At Motorists has come a long way since it's birth as a poster for a fake band in 1994 .The late '90s found S@M releasing a slew of 7" EPs on different labels, and after getting repeated plays from John Peel and favorable press worldwide, the band landed a contract with the then new label Secretly Canadian. They released 2 EPs & 4 LPs on SC, including 2000's Number Seven Uptown & 2002's This Flag Signals Goodbye, both of which were named MOJO Magazine's "Underground Album of the Year" the years they were released. Swearing At Motorists relocated to Berlin, Germany in 2005, releasing their last LP for Secretly Canadian, Last Night Becomes This Morning the following year before quietly disappearing into the never-ending Berlin night...

                                                    8 years later, the band has resurfaced in Hamburg, Germany, with a new album titled While Laughing, The Joker Tells The Truth, to be released on Anton Newcombe's label A Recordings Ltd. Co-produced by Dave and Rick McPhail (of the legendery German band Tocotronic), the album tells the tales of those "lost" 8 years in classic Motorists style.

                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    LP Info: 180 gram black vinyl.

                                                    Shellsuit

                                                    Wednesday Morning Bootle Strand

                                                      For fans of: Simon and Garfunkel, Bert Jansch, The Smiths, Mick Head, The Velvet Underground. In a world of vacant guitar ballads for comfortable people and electronic music made with vintage 80's synthesizers, Liverpool duo Shellsuit play council estate soul music for the underdogs. Shellsuit are not Brit school graduates and they’re not playing gap-year pop – they’re two ex-postmen, Ed Doherty and Lee Scanlan from Walton Vale. Their second album ‘Wednesday Morning Bootle Strand’ on Welsh Indie Higuera Records celebrates the mundane, embraces an uncertain future and stays angry about the past in all the right ways.

                                                      Shellsuit play beautifully crafted songs about sitting on buses, hearing the birds in the trees, mishearing each other, Coleen Rooney's £14k belt, prison sentences in far away towns and all the moments in between. "Since the release of their debut album Walton Prison Blues, Shellsuit have taken a step back – well, perhaps a bit more than a step – from their day job as dryly funny chroniclers of the mundanities of life in Northern Britain".

                                                      Capital Children's Choir

                                                      Untrust EP

                                                        Feat. the songs of Crystal Castles, Spiritualized and Florence + the Machine. The Capital Children’s Choir are releasing an EP with artwork, remix and video from the artist Dinos Chapman. The choir, known for it’s eclectic and inventively arranged selection of covers, will release the 4-track EP on The Vinyl Factory on Monday October 27th 2014.The tra The three choral arrangements, filmed at the recording sessions at Abbey Road, have already clocked up 2.7 million youtube views, and earned the undying respect of the original artists. The fourth track is a 12-minute electronic reimagining of Untrust Us by Dinos. The Capital Children’s Choir, led by arranger and founder Rachel Santesso, have performed the Samoan anthem at Twickenham rugby, for Pope Benedict at the Vatican, on the Conan O’Brien show in the States, and in arenas with the Spice Girls, among many other notable achievements. Most recently they rearranged and performed material for Fleet Foxes for a forthcoming project. The choir will play a record release event in the basement of the Brewer Street car park at 7pm on Thurs Oct 2. Dinos Chapman’s own debut album, ‘Luftbobler’, was released via The Vinyl Factory last year.

                                                        Virginia Wing

                                                        Measures Of Joy

                                                          'Measures Of Joy' is the debut album from South London based group Virginia Wing, due to be released on Fire Records in November. The album is a work of psychedelic majesty that avoids the rockist trappings that many contemporary bands fall into; speaking to everyday anxiety and isolation and in contrast, seeking to evoke an inner world of pastoral fortification. The startlingly realised collection draws influence from the radiophonic sounds of Broadcast, the kosmische wonder of Cluster and the rhythmic propulsion of This Heat whilst never directly emulating any particular style.

                                                          Building on the experimentations found on their 7" on Critical Heights and a 12" EP on Faux Discx, Measures Of Joy encompasses spoken-word passages, brooding electronics and musique concrete influences to create songs that are at once immediate and truly strange. From the metronomic pulse of "World Contact" and the avant-pop of "Marnie" to the sonic experimentation of "Gold Thread", Measures Of Joy is a record that consistently surprises and ensnares; a collection of hallucinogenic pop-songs played with a sense of urgency and an experimental verve. Virginia Wing is Alice Merida Richards, Sam Pillay and Sebastian Truskolaski. The album was recorded at Holy Mountain Studios by Misha Hering.

                                                          The revered British folk punk group The Men They Couldn’t Hang celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2014 with the release of a brand new album, ‘The Defiant’. Previewed with a sold out London show at Shepherds Bush Empire in April that won rave reviews in The Guardian and on The Arts Desk and an accompanying EP that saw significant specialist airplay on BBC Radio 2, 6 Music BBC Scotland and BBC Wales, the release of ‘The Defiant’ will be followed by a UK tour and a return visit to SBE.

                                                          The Men They Couldn't Hang formed in 1984. Championed by John Peel, their debut single 'Green Fields of France' was a huge hit on the UK Indie chart and was no. 3 in Peel’s Festive Fifty for 1984 (behind The Smiiths and Cocteau Twins). The song subsequently appeared on their first album, ‘Night of a Thousand Candles’ [1985]. The following year, they recorded ‘How Green Is The Valley’ with producer Mick Glossop, while by 1988 and their third album ‘Waiting for Bonaparte’, TMTCH had also achieved recognition in mainland Europe for their political comment and raucous live shows.

                                                          Touring in support of 1989’s ‘Silvertown’, the band played to a crowd of more than 250,000 in Estonia as communism started to crumble, prior to an unforgettable appearance at Reading Festival. At the height of their career, they recorded the acclaimed ‘Domino Club’ [1990] with producer Pat Collier, but then went on hiatus in 1991 following a ‘farewell tour’. Performing sporadically for the next few years, TMTCH reunited permanently in 1996 and released a new album, ‘Never Born To Follow’ and the ‘Six Pack EP’ [1997] that delighted their fans by displaying a fresh power and vitality to their music. Two ‘Best Of’ collections, ‘Majestic Grill’ and ‘The Mud, The Blood And The Beer’ [both 1998] were eventually followed by the well received albums ‘The Cherry Red Jukebox’ [2003] and the Pat Collier produced ‘Devil On The Wind’ in 2009. TMTCH have spent the last few years touring regularly throughout Europe and playing at numerous festivals alongside the likes of The Levellers, Billy Bragg and Nick Lowe. They also headlined the 10th anniversary commemoration of Joe Strummer’s Acton Town Hall show in November 2012.

                                                          Chris & Cosey

                                                          Songs Of Love & Lust (Remastered Edition)

                                                          "Songs Of Love & Lust" was originally released by Rough Trade Records in 1984 and was at the time considered to be quite a departure for both them and Rough Trade. The album contains Chris & Cosey’s trademark infectious rhythms, melodic tunes, edgy guitar, wailing cornet and of course Cosey's unique vocals - which give a dark and sensual edge to the production.

                                                          CTI are proud and excited to announce the re-release of two more classic Chris & Cosey albums from the 1980s': “Songs Of Love & Lust” and “Exotika”. These albums, which have been unavailable on vinyl for 20 years, have been painstakingly remastered by Chris Carter from the original master tapes specifically for these vinyl re-releases and showcase what many consider to be some of Chris & Cosey’s finest works from their eighties period. These limited-edition re-releases are an ideal primer for anyone who isn’t already familiar with Chris & Cosey’s extensive body of work or for those who just want to reacquaint themselves with their unique and often groundbreaking slant on electronica. Each of the four limited-edition albums is available on different coloured vinyl and presented in a specially 'remastered' sleeve which also includes a 12" double-sided insert of archive photos, press clippings and interviews.


                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                          Ltd LP Info: 150 gram vinyl.

                                                          Chris & Cosey

                                                          Exotika (Remastered Edition)

                                                          The hugely popular "Exotika" album - originally released in 1987 by Play It Again Sam - includes such Chris & Cosey classics as the crowd-pleasing "BeatBeatBeat", the haunting ballad "Dr. John (Sleeping Stephen)" and the original version of the seminal title track "Exotika", which was adopted as an electronica anthem, most notably on the GOA scene and in the US West and East Coast gay clubs of the 1980s.

                                                          CTI are proud and excited to announce the re-release of two more classic Chris & Cosey albums from the 1980s': “Songs Of Love & Lust” and “Exotika”. These albums, which have been unavailable on vinyl for 20 years, have been painstakingly remastered by Chris Carter from the original master tapes specifically for these vinyl re-releases and showcase what many consider to be some of Chris & Cosey’s finest works from their eighties period. These limited-edition re-releases are an ideal primer for anyone who isn’t already familiar with Chris & Cosey’s extensive body of work or for those who just want to reacquaint themselves with their unique and often groundbreaking slant on electronica. Each of the four limited-edition albums is available on different coloured vinyl and presented in a specially 'remastered' sleeve which also includes a 12" double-sided insert of archive photos, press clippings and interviews.


                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                          Ltd LP Info: 150 gram vinyl.

                                                          Chris & Cosey

                                                          Trance (Remastered Edition)

                                                          "Trance" is the second in the series of four limited-edition Chris & Cosey vinyl re-releases. This seminal album, a long time favourites with DJs and fans alike, is often cited by many electronic musicians as being influential in contemporary electronic music. Primarily an instrumental album "Trance" covers everything from minimal electro and polyrhythmic sequences to rhythm heavy dance tracks.

                                                          Archival press quote: 'High-tech sequencer dazzles mix with heavy stews of sound, teasing atmospheric pieces with abrasive disco forgeries' - John Gill - Time Out 1982.

                                                          Archival press quote: 'No one else currently turning out commercial music has anywhere near Chris and Cosey?s intuitive grasp of the stimulating possibilities of electronic rhythm. Trance is just what it claims to be: a mesmerising chance to reassess the suggestive potential of sound, which in turn, attempts to intoxicate the listener into a reinvestigation of surrounding environments'. - Steve Sutherland - Melody Maker 1982.

                                                          CTI are proud and excited to announce the re-release of four classic Chris & Cosey albums from the 1980s: "Heartbeat", "Trance", "Songs Of Love & Lust" and "Exotika". These albums, which have been unavailable on vinyl for 20 years, have been painstakingly remastered by Chris Carter from the original master tapes specifically for these vinyl re-releases and showcase what many consider to be some of Chris & Cosey’s finest works from their eighties period. These limited-edition re-releases are an ideal primer for anyone who isn’t already familiar with Chris & Cosey’s extensive body of work or for those who just want to reacquaint themselves with their unique and often groundbreaking slant on electronica. Each of the four limited-edition albums is available on different coloured vinyl and presented in a specially 'remastered' sleeve which also includes a 12" double-sided insert of archive photos, press clippings and interviews.



                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                          Ltd LP Info: 150 gram vinyl.

                                                          Chris & Cosey

                                                          Heartbeat (Remastered Edition)

                                                          "Heartbeat" is the first in the series of four limited-edition vinyl re-releases from the esteemed Chris & Cosey catalogue. Originally released to much acclaimed in 1981 by Rough Trade "Heartbeat" was the first in a long line of groundbreaking albums by Chris Carter & Cosey Fanni Tutti. This early example of C&C features cut-up sampled voices, Cosey's disto-guitar, Industrial sequences, melodious synths and cinematic sweeps.

                                                          Archival press quote: 'There are moments of great beauty like ‘Moorby’ and, equally, many moments of sheer depravity all performed with Kraftwerk’s cultured class and the hypnotic charm and deadly grace of a synthesised cobra'. - Steve Sutherland Melody Maker 1982.
                                                          Archival press quote: 'All the world loves a love story… but 'Heartbeat' still has an edge of evil among the extensions of the pair's established scenarios'. - Sandy Robertson - Sounds 1981.

                                                          CTI announce the re-release of four classic Chris & Cosey albums from the 1980s:"Heartbeat", "Trance", "Songs Of Love & Lust" and "Exotika". These albums, which have been unavailable on vinyl for 20 years, have been painstakingly remastered by Chris Carter from the original master tapes specifically for these vinyl re-releases and showcase what many consider to be some of Chris & Cosey’s finest works from their eighties period. These limited-edition re-releases are an ideal primer for anyone who isn’t already familiar with Chris & Cosey’s extensive body of work or for those who just want to reacquaint themselves with their unique and often groundbreaking slant on electronica. Each of the four limited-edition albums is available on different coloured vinyl and presented in a specially 'remastered' sleeve which also includes a 12" double-sided insert of archive photos, press clippings and interviews.

                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                          Ltd LP Info: Limited 150 gram vinyl.

                                                          The Chills

                                                          The BBC Sessions

                                                            The Chills were invited to record for the legendary 'Peel Sessions' at the BBC on three occasions between 1985 and 1988. We are delighted to present all twelve tracks recorded at the BBC, re-mastered and available on CD, and on LP for the first time. From Dunedin, New Zealand, The Chills are fronted by the rare talent of Martin Phillipps. Originally formed in 1980, The Chills had a revolving cast of band members with Phillipps remaining the only constant. His knack for writing fantastic pop songs led to chart hits back home and a cult following around the world. Each session produced four fantastic recordings.

                                                            Opening with ‘Rolling Moon’ which would feature on the soon to be released ‘Kaleidoscope World’, the first session, which was recorded in November 1985 in Maida Vale 5 studio, also includes future ‘Brave Words’ album tracks; ‘Wet Blanket’, the beautiful ‘Night of Chill Blue’ and of course ‘Brave Words’. The second session, recorded in April 1987 continues with ‘Brave Words’ tracks; ‘Dan Destiny & The Silver Dawn’, ‘Rain’ and ‘Living In A Jungle’, as well as the superb ‘Moonlight on Flesh’. The third and final session, recorded at the Hippodrome in December 1988, features ‘Part Past, Part Fiction’, ‘Dead Web’ and ‘Effloresce and Deliquesce’ from the soon to be released ‘Submarine Bells’ LP with the additional track ‘Christmas Chimes’.

                                                            Lola Colt

                                                            Away From The Water - Bonus Disc Edition

                                                            'Away From The Water' is the highly anticipated debut album from London six piece Lola Colt. Produced by Bad Seed Jim Sclavunos, the album has been intricately crafted by the songwriting partnership of vocalist Gun Overbye and lead guitarist Matt Loft through a cinematic writing style born of a mutual love of vintage film and visual soundscapes.

                                                            Hailed as one of London's most exciting and captivating live bands by fans and critics alike, this six-piece have been taking audiences by storm. Their shows have been described as "a spellbinding and dramatic experience with both sonic and visual intensity" and they make certain every show feels like a special event.

                                                            Crystallising their breathtaking live experience into physical form has been an intense and challenging experience as Matt explains "Our music is pure escapism and the thought of recording it felt strangely like trying to put up walls around a dream. What we strived to create is a timeless record that takes the listener on a journey to a different place with each listen".

                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                            CD Info: Includes 4 track bonus disc while stocks last.

                                                            Ltd LP Info: Limited edition silkscreen gatefold coloured vinyl. Includes 4 track bonus disc while stocks last.

                                                            The Wharves

                                                            At Bay

                                                              London based three-piece The Wharves announce the release of their debut record At Bay via Gringo Records on November 3rd. The Wharves combine gracefully minimal psyche-rock with fuzzed out folk. Their songwriting remains consistently rich throughout 'At Bay' largely due to the startling harmonies of Gemma Fleet (bass) and Dear hla Minogue (guitar) bonding each of the albums 13 tracks. The glorious production courtesy of Rory Attwell (The Vaccines, Mazes, Veronica Falls) makes for one of 2014’s most unique debuts.

                                                              They invoke the reverberated spook of 60s girl groups, the mid-fi guitar crunch of Kim Deal’s The Amps, the vocal flavours of The Roches and the narrative and structural panache of 70's progressive folk. Marion Andrau’s thunderous drumming drives through these compositions, ensuring the wealth of disparate influences remain focused and celebratory.

                                                              Yosoy are an electro-dream pop duo from Berlin via Paris (not the people pictured on the sleeve or insert) who make analogue & modular coldwave styled pop with experimental atmospheric flourishes similar to Fennesz / Tim Hecker with a bit of early New Order and dark disco mixed in. Mixing emotive male vocals with sophisticated electronics and a highly accessible pop-styled song writing aesthetic Yosoy are almost impossible not to like.
                                                              This is their debut release. Limited to 150 hand stamped and stenciled 7"s each contains colour insert and envelope containing BBR badges, 5 track download code, BBR letter & bag of personalised confetti. It's another essential slice of the Box Bedroom Rebels pie and likely to be gobbled up just as quickly as the rest! Move fast!




                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                              Ltd 7" Info: Limited to 150 hand stamped and stencilled 7"s each contains colour insert and envelope containing BBR badges, 5 track download code, BBR letter & bag of personalised confetti.

                                                              Mind Fair are Dean Meredith (Chicken Lips, Goat Dance) and Ben Shenton.

                                                              Over the last few years they have had a slew of 12"s out on Golf Channel, International Feel and their own imprint, Rogue Cat Sounds, but are only now dropping this, their long awaited debut LP. It is a bluesy folk funk swamp techno barnyard stomp of an album. It takes in influences from krautrock to UK psych through to classic Detroit techno, Chicago house and the (Italo) disco that inspired it.

                                                              It somehow unifies these diverse threads and drags them into 2014 via a rave in the countryside. We go dancing on a hay bale at 10am in the sunshine in a pair of dungarees before collapsing on a friend's sofa and skinning up amidst people jamming with acoustic guitars and bongos. Through it all marches the distinctive sounds that are Dean and Ben's hallmarks: chugging analog bass and deeply funky drums. All this is set to a loose concept of night out at the quintessential English traveling fair manned by psychedelic freaks...the fair of the mind.

                                                              The vocal talents of Clover Ray feature, alongside other regular contributors Karl 'Akuko' Milller (percussion & vocals), Tim Silver (ukelele!), Sadie Shenton Jones (vocals) and James Flanagan (vocals). Sumptuous artwork comes from Thomas Bullock aka Tom of England of Rub N Tug / Map Of Africa fame.


                                                              Don Carlos

                                                              Wipe The Wicked Clean

                                                                Born Don McCarlos,he processes one of reggae’s most distinctive voices.
                                                                His vocal mannerisms being instantly recognisable over a tune ,yet he remains one of Jamaica’s best kept secrets. We look back to some of his finest moments that set the tone for his popularity that was to follow in the Dancehall period of Reggae.

                                                                He began his musical career in 1973,when alongside Garth Dennis and Derrick Ducky Simpson he formed one of Reggaes foremost groups Black Uhuru.

                                                                He then joined Wailing Souls before going solo under his shorter name Don Carlos. We find this set hard to beat as most of his classis are represented here and hope you find some magic as we have unearthing and compiling these lost treasures...


                                                                Various Artists

                                                                Eskimo Recordings Presents - The Green Collection

                                                                  Eskimo Recordings brings you ‘The Green Collection’, the third installment in a new compilation series on Eskimo based around colours. It’s the follow-up to ‘The Pink Collection’ and ‘The Blue Collection’ (Mixmag Compilation Of The Month), the lauded first two chapters in this enterprising series.

                                                                  Once again, the acclaimed Ghent based imprint selected 12 brand new songs with exquisite care. An effortless journey encompassing a range of sounds through indie dance, nu disco and electronica, it’s reassuring to find that Eskimo still stands for timeless quality and originality.


                                                                  Objekt

                                                                  Flatland

                                                                    PAN is excited to announce the release of Objekt’s debut album, Flatland. Written between 2012 and 2014, Flatland follows up a succession of dynamic single releases from his base in Berlin, including the recent split 12” with Dopplereffekt on Leisure System, Cactus b/w Porcupine on Hessle Audio and three 12” singles on his eponymous white label series.

                                                                    His recorded work so far has toyed with techno and electro conventions and has turned dancefloor tropes on their head, tickling the boundaries of what can or can’t constitute an effective club record.

                                                                    Approaching the album format on its own terms, Objekt makes full use of the larger canvas to explore a framework of competing truths, multiple perspectives and conflicting accounts. Flatland imagines a world in which any scene can be seen from every angle at once.

                                                                    Semblances and cross-references entwine the eleven original tracks and Objekt’s existing record- ings, shaping a powerful and absorbing album that weaves between the alien and the hauntingly familiar.

                                                                    This is an effervescent body of work, its sound design evoking vivid imagery and conveying the same unmistakeable sense of detail and movement for which Objekt has become known. On his first attempt, Objekt has constructed a mature and multilayered album with its own story to tell, from whichever angle you choose to approach it.


                                                                    Tom Noble & Mystic Pleasure

                                                                    Back Door

                                                                    Oooooohhhhhweeeeeeee! Tom Noble struts back into the disco with the same raucous swagger he brought to "Party Together" on PPU with this huge rough, raw, jazz-funk disco hybrid. Absolutely, 100% massive and super limited so get your order in asap!

                                                                    Dawit Eklund / Mikael Seifu

                                                                    Psycho Animus / Tuff Ruff

                                                                    DC label 1432 R return thanks to PPU with the second massive Mikael Seifu 12", this time featuring the talents of Dawit Eklund on the flip. Prompted by the label to "make it fearless and make it freaky", Mikael Seifu went to town on "Tuff Ruff" blending Ethiopian vocals and swirling synths with a Masenqo lute resulting in the kind of global gathering I can get down to. The composition, a Seifu-described mix of Ethiopian folk and UK garage, doesn’t feel like a dance record; there's an ancestral vibe at work, something richer than the typical untz untz you’d hear in nightclubs. As a result, "Tuff Ruff" isn’t weird at all,it just transcends club music. On the other side Dawit Eklund offers a mindbending update of the Mr Fingers blueprint, lifting melodies and tones from "Can You Feel It?" and "Beyond The Clouds" and gently massaging them into his own brand of deeply psychedelic house odyssey. Where Larry Heard opted for sparse minimalism, Eklund favours drifting frequencies, otherworldly delay and reverb and a melange of spectral synths. All in all, a real dancefloor trip. 

                                                                    'Yawn Zen' is LA-based hip-hop producer Ringgo Ancheta’s debut album for Stones Throw. Mndsgn’s psychedelic beats have already won him fans such as Danny Brown, who snapped him up to produce a track the lead track for his Classic Drug Referencesrelease and BBC Radio 1’s Benji B. Dazed & Confused described him as “one of the west coast’s finest beat-smiths… each track is a patchwork of lush electronic samples blended together to create warm, sun-drenched little charmers.”

                                                                    On 'Yawn Zen', his debut for Stones Throw, Mndsgn has carved himself an unusually calm-sounding place in the Los Angeles beat scene. The influence of labelmates Madlib and J Dilla on this on this collection of laid-back beats is never far off, but Yawn Zen has a psychedelic, jazzy flavour that equally recalls the likes of Flying Lotus, Gonjasufi and Samiyam.

                                                                    Mad Nanna

                                                                    In Glasgow

                                                                      There's something about the drummerless version of Mad Nanna that just gives them all this scope to stretch out into their own strangeness. The much-lauded Australian duo was captured live, here, at their seminal Volcanic Tongue in-store performance in Glasgow, Scotland, and it's one of those recordings to make you depressed that you weren't there. The guitar playing - slow and sparse and slimily sliding and chugging - just has all this amazing drag to it, propelled by the wavering internal body clock of singer Michael Zulicki whose voice has all the deadpan charm of The Dead C's Michael Morley but whose songs are reminiscent of Supreme Dicks most out-there shuffles. Splurged over the top of that like hot oil on a skillet are the ultra-slo-mo, totally untutored and blindingly great 'solos' (in the loosest sense) of guitarist Pat O'Brien. This one is gonna go like shite off a shovel, so get your orders in quick. Already hearing 'record of the year' claims from certain corners of the Glasgow underground.

                                                                      Kenny Dope

                                                                      Wild Style Breakbeats 7” Box Set + Book

                                                                        The breakbeats from “Wild Style” and the story of how they came to be re-edited by Kenny Dope packaged in a 28 page hardcover book with seven 7” singles containing the fabled breaks from the legendary Charlie Ahearn film. ”When it comes to “Wild Style”, it’s a movie that I have loved since I was a kid, because of what it stood for and how it showed real hip-hop culture to the world. As I became a producer in the late 1980s and into the 90s, when I listened close to the breakbeats that the DJs used in the film, I could tell that they were done in a studio....but I never knew the actual story behind them. It was always a mysterious thing, and no one seemed to know much about it.” - Kenny Dope // “Wild Style Breakbeats” not only features a 7” single including each of the breaks from the film, it also tells the story of those breakbeats in words and pictures. The 14 page hardcover book is written by Brian Coleman with reminiscences from Charlie Ahearn, DJ GrandWizzard Theodore, Fab 5 Freddie, Leonardo “Lenny Ferrari” Ferraro, Chris Stein and many more. This is more than a collection of audio, this is documentation of an integral part of hip-hop history!

                                                                        Throbbing Gristle

                                                                        The Second Annual Report Of Throbbing Gristle - Remastered Reissue

                                                                        For the first time in 30 years Throbbing Gristle are now back on their own original Industrial Records label. To mark the occasion TG's first five albums have been reissued on vinyl / CD. Each album has been restored and remastered specifically for each format by Chris Carter from 24bit 'baked tape' digital transfers of the original first generation analogue master tapes.

                                                                        The newly cut 180-gram VINYL editions include painstakingly restored cover artworks, using original source material from the Industrial Records visual archive. In addition each of the vinyl releases include an exclusive large format 8-page colour booklet featuring an abundance of Throbbing Gristle archival material, including some previously unpublished photos of the band. Each vinyl release is limited to 2000 copies.

                                                                        Each of the CD special-editions are presented in a gatefold sleeve featuring restored and remastered cover artworks and an integrated 8-page booklet (* the booklets feature different artworks and content to the vinyl editions). While the CD releases feature the same track count and running order as the vinyl editions each CD special-edition also includes an exclusive bonus CD containing content from the year of the albums original release. This additional content includes TG live tracks and remastered singles.

                                                                        A proper debut of sorts, 'Second Annual Report' includes several versions each (some live) of early Throbbing Gristle standards like "Slug Bait" and "Maggot Death," as well as an "Industrial Introduction" and the soundtrack work "After Cease to Exist." The music is relentless, grinding distortion, only occasionally leavened by vocal samples and percussion.

                                                                        Steve Gunn-John Truscinski Duo

                                                                        Ocean Parkway

                                                                          One can imagine that a combination of North African-inspired modes, folk guitar, and open jazz drumming would have turned more than a few heads in the New York coffee shop scene of the early- to mid-1960s. Guitarist, banjoist, and oud player Sandy Bull recorded a couple of sessions with drummer Billy Higgins for the Vanguard label in 1963 and 1965, and apparently they performed together frequently, sometimes with the addition of Higgins’ frequent confrere, trumpeter Don Cherry. Although perhaps too much could be made of a comparison, Philly/Brooklyn guitarist Steve Gunn seems like the heir apparent to Bull’s introspective, seeker’s legacy. Ocean Parkway is his second album in duet with drummer John Truscinski for Three Lobed (after 2010’s Sand City) and follows in the footsteps of a plugged-in Sandy Bull, perhaps re-imagined with wiry, noise-rock grit. Research including Moroccan music, punk, Sun Ra, psychedelia, and his own overdubbed inventions has brought Gunn to an interesting place within modern guitar music, and with chops to spare.

                                                                          As a duo, Gunn and Truscinski are strikingly unadorned, and while the music is extraordinarily nuanced, it’s the result of a plug-in-and-play simplicity. The opening title piece begins in a rumbling alap of free-time cymbals and glassy, droning santur-like overlays, before splaying out into a country-rock raga. Gunn’s electric guitar is swathed in a dusty midrange, twangy but reveling in a haunting swirl of overtones and bent notes. Truscinski’s percussion work is metallic and anchoring, providing a robust, insistent swing to a network of psych-rock chords and modal exploration. (The drummer’s Sunny Murray-like wash on “County Fair Getaway” is especially indicative of his keyed-in-ness.) “Banh Mi Ringtones” is gorgeously slinky, blending fuzzed minimalism, Fred McDowell, and ornate circularity with a muted, tom-heavy undertow. At times reverent, at other times almost shit-kicking, Gunn’s improvisations tread a delicate line between seemingly oppositional aesthetics, both down-home and otherworldly.

                                                                          “Don’t Lean on Door” is the only acoustic number in this five-tune set, positing a different level of detail in its lush six-string reverie. While certainly echoing the acidic tones of the electric raga-like pieces, this track also has a bright, sashaying urgency that, combined with Truscinski’s spare mallet work, renders Moorish scales with sunny intricacy. The closing “Minetta River” finds the duo ensconced in a noisy free blues, Truscinski elaborating on a controlled thrash against Gunn’s folksy wallow. Ocean Parkway presents an urbane and often tense variant on the timeless “guitar raga” tradition, shot through with post-punk efficiency and regular nods to free improvisation. In fact, Steve Gunn’s music — and that of this duo — is entirely too personal to be accurately called “folk” music. Sure, it’s been carved from various strains of popular expression, but the essence is prickly and decidedly his own.

                                                                          Back in stock Cover of World Music by Goat.
                                                                          THE PICCADILLY RECORDS ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2012

                                                                          For those who are unaware, Goat are a collective of musicians who hail from a small and very remote village called Korpolombolo in deepest darkest Sweden.

                                                                          Legend has it that for centuries, the inhabitants of the village of Korpolombolo were dedicated to the worship and practices of Voodoo. This strange and seemingly unlikely activity was apparently introduced into the area after a travelling witch doctor and a handful of her disciples were led to Korpolombolo by following a cipher hidden within their most sacred of ancient scriptures. The reason it led them there is unknown, but their Voodoo influence quickly took hold over the whole village and so they made it their home - there, they were able to practice their craft unnoticed and unbothered for several centuries.

                                                                          This was until their non-Christian ways were discovered by the Church and they were burned out by the crusaders, the survivors cursing the village over their shoulders as they fled. To this day, the now picturesque village of Korpolombolo is still haunted by this Voodoo curse; the power of the curse can be felt throughout the grooves of this Goat record.

                                                                          The nine track album follows the underground success of the now sought after 7” Goatman, which is also included in this selection. The band takes in many influences, from the Afro groove that is central to the album, through to head nodding psych, post-punk, turkish rock, kraut repetition and astral folk.

                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                          Darryl says: Back in February 2012 we stocked an intriguing 7” called “Goatman” from a mysterious Swedish group called Goat, we loved its wacked out voodoo psych and judging by sales so did our customers, but little did it prepare us for the amazing debut album that followed seven months later under a shroud of myth and mystery.

                                                                          The story surrounding the group is becoming the stuff of mystical legend; Goat, according to their press release, are from a remote village called Korpolombolo in deepest darkest Sweden, the tale of the place being that the inhabitants were dedicated to the worship and practices of Voodoo after a travelling witch doctor stayed there a few centuries ago. The band itself is believed to be a collective of local musicians who have been recording music under the name of Goat for the past 30 or 40 years, this being the first incarnation of the group that’s ever released anything for the outside world to share. Of course whether this epic fantasy tale is true remains debatable, but in reality it really doesn’t matter when their musical output is this good.

                                                                          After the debut 7” we naturally expected “World Music” to be an album full of heavy psychedelic mantras, but what we got was something more mind-blowing - a loose melting pot of afro-voodoo-beat rhythms, blistering psyche guitar freakouts, kosmische drenched metronomy, and post-punk funkiness. It’s at times poppy and accessible (the 3 minute “Run To Your Mama” could grace the top of the charts in any other parallel universe) and at other times raw with an underground swagger, but what really hits you full-on is the spontaneous energy and sassy fun of the album. Think Funkadelic meets Spacemen 3 meets Fela Kuti meets Can meets ESG. It’s an album that’s done pretty much the impossible and united all tastes behind the counter here at Piccadilly, we all absolutely love it, and so will you!

                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                          LP Info: Repress in a die-cut sleeve.

                                                                          CD Info: Price drop for a limited period only! In a special die-cut slipcase.

                                                                          Pitchfork Review

                                                                          Issue #2 - W/ Free 7" (Inc. Unreleased Kurt Vile Track)

                                                                            Pitchfork continues our venture into print with Issue 2 of The Pitchfork Review. We’re proud to present the second edition of our perfect-bound quarterly music publication, combining new long-form feature stories, photography, illustrations and other ephemera with selected recent pieces from Pitchfork.

                                                                            With contributions from the Pitchfork staff and edited by J.C. Gabel of Stop Smiling and The Chicagoan, The Pitchfork Review is designed and conceptualized inhouse, and printed locally in Chicago. This beautifully designed, limited-run publication on high quality paper stock is meant to be kept on your shelf and read and enjoyed over the long term. While we remain committed to covering the world of independent music and beyond, as well as innovating in the digital sphere, we’ve always been huge fans of the print medium. The Pitchfork Review allows us to extend our passion for music, images, and storytelling into a new arena.

                                                                            Highlights from Issue 2 include:
                                                                            • An appreciation of Ellen Willis
                                                                            • David Toop's unpublished profile on Kate Bush
                                                                            • Michael A. Gonzales on gangsta rap after being shot
                                                                            • A photo essay from Matthew Barney & Jonathan Bepler
                                                                            • Comics and Illustrations galore from Kate Prior, Aisha Franz, Johnny Sampson, and others.
                                                                            • A limited-edition 7-inch of unreleased music from Kurt Vile and the Lovetones & Watery Love
                                                                            • And much more!

                                                                            Pitchfork Review

                                                                            Issue #1

                                                                              After more than 17 years online, Pitchfork is venturing into print. We’re proud to announce The Pitchfork Review, a perfect-bound quarterly music publication that combines new long-form feature stories, photography, illustrations and other ephemera with selected recent pieces from Pitchfork.

                                                                              With contributions from the Pitchfork staff and edited by J.C. Gabel of Stop Smiling and The Chicagoan, The Pitchfork Review is designed and conceptualized in-house, and printed locally in Chicago. This beautifully designed, limited-run publication on high quality paper stock is meant to be kept on your shelf and read and enjoyed over the long term. While we remain committed to covering the world of independent music and beyond, as well as innovating in the digital sphere, we’ve always been huge fans of the print medium. The Pitchfork Review will allow us to extend our passion for music, images, and storytelling into a new arena.

                                                                              Highlights from Issue 1 include:
                                                                              • New writing from Simon Reynolds and Amanda Petrusich
                                                                              • An interview with Glenn Danzig
                                                                              • A history of Stax Records and Otis Redding
                                                                              • A photo spread from Kanye photographer Nabil
                                                                              • Comics and Illustrations from Ron Regé, Jr., Paul Hornschemeier, Sophie Goldstein, Simon Hanselmann, Hannah K. Lee, Tim Lahan, Johnny Sampson, and others.
                                                                              • And much more!

                                                                              The Wedding Present

                                                                              George Best

                                                                                'George Best' is the debut album by The Wedding Present, originally released in 1987. Hugely anticipated, 'George Best' saw indie heroes The Wedding Present refine the blitzkrieg pop brilliance of the band's early singles into a nuanced styled that was distinctively theirs: heartbreak at the bus stop, set to the soundtrack of a million jangling guitars.

                                                                                The 3CD + DVD Expanded Edition includes the remastered original album, non-album singles, John Peel and live sessions as well as concert recordings plus promo videos, TV, live & a new acoustic performance videos.

                                                                                The Wedding Present

                                                                                Bizarro

                                                                                  'Bizarro' was the second Wedding Present album, originally released in 1989. The band's first album on a major label, 'Bizarro' saw The Wedding Present toughening up rather than selling out. Toying with extremes of tempo and mood, the result was a vibrant hybrid of astringency and the band's quintessential pop euphoria.

                                                                                  The Wedding Present

                                                                                  Tommy

                                                                                    'Tommy' is a compilation album by The Wedding Present, originally released in 1988, collecting songs from the band’s first four singles, plus four tracks recorded for BBC Radio sessions. Bringing together material written in the band’s first two years of existence, 'Tommy' proved that The Wedding Present’s essence was in place from the start. These kinetic blasts of homespun high-velocity bedsit drama presaged the more finessed 'George Best', but represented the band’s definitive portrayal.

                                                                                    The Wedding Present

                                                                                    Seamonsters

                                                                                      'Seamonsters' is the third album by The Wedding Present, originally released in 1991. Recorded in rural Minnesota by the legendary Steve Albini (renowned for his work with Pixies, Nirvana, P.J.Harvey et al), 'Seamonsters' saw The Wedding Present break dramatically from their signature sound and craft a series of tangibly intense psychodramas. If David Gedge had previously sung about broken hearts, now his band were making music that sounded like hearts breaking. A pure artistic triumph.

                                                                                      The Wedding Present

                                                                                      Hit Parade

                                                                                        The Hit Parade is a compilation of the 12 singles, both A and B-sides, released by The Wedding Present in 1992. It was originally released in two volumes, in 1992 and 1993. In 1992, The Wedding Present equalled Elvis Presley’s record tally of 12 UK Top 30 singles chart entries in a year. Perhaps more remarkably, when played in sequence, these 12 original compositions plus their quixotic cover version flipsides, stood as a cogent artistic statement, featuring some of the band’s definitive performances.

                                                                                        So far Greece's Nous have delivered nothing but the sonic gold, and this latest release from Manchester's Moodcut keeps the quality sky high. Now, Moodcut is a one on me, but with material like this pumping out of his outboard I'd love one of our local labels to get hold of him for some hometown heat. The local machine tamer muses succinctly on the invisible overlap of Chicago and Detroit's aural heritages, paying particular attention to the futuristic and industrial atmospheres we're used to hearing the midwestern cats deliver. "Late Night Ham" opens proceedings with a hissing drum pattern and taut Roland congas before unwinding into a melancholic blend of fuzzy Fingers basslines and drifting pads. From that effortless combination of the past and present, Moodcut blasts us into the future with the deep and celestial warmth of "Stuck In Socks", a gorgeous late night jam beamed back from a distant star cluster. Atlanta's boogie lord Moon B calls time on the A-side with a raw and real version of "Late Night Ham" which has intergalactic soul in spades. On the flip, Moodcut picks up where he left off with the first wave vibes of "Space Dub", a gloomy but driving journey through an abandoned planet. Coni takes the track into new territories with a simplistic and well executed remix that's perfectly suited to the heads down hypnosis of the peak time dancefloor. Another winner from Nous and a killer release from the up and coming Moodcut.


                                                                                        The Wedding Present

                                                                                        Watusi

                                                                                          'Watusi' is the fourth album by The Wedding Present, originally released in 1994. Recorded in Seattle with producer Steve Fisk, Watusi heralded a freshly recalibrated Wedding Present sound, built around arcane keyboards and lo-fi 60s-influenced pop. The results were exultant and effervescent, with a timeless aura that hallmarks the album today as a lost classic.

                                                                                          The Wedding Present

                                                                                          Saturnalia

                                                                                            Saturnalia is the fifth full album by The Wedding Present, originally released in 1996. Saturnalia witnessed songwriter David Gedge deftly balancing his band's traditional pop brio with complex arrangements and unorthodox instrumentation. It felt like a Wedding Present greatest hits album, only with brand new songs, new ideas - and no reservations.

                                                                                            The Wedding Present

                                                                                            Mini

                                                                                              Mini is a mini-album by The Wedding Present, originally released in 1996. Loosely built around a concept of those perennial rock'n'roll archetypes cars and girls, Mini saw David Gedge's songwriting hit new peaks of wit and invention - anomalous qualities amid the Britpop era's bellicose gestures. A triumph of vintage quality over contemporary flash.

                                                                                              Carl Craig

                                                                                              More Songs About Food And Revolutionary Art

                                                                                              What's that mate? A 2014 remaster of Carl Craig's magnum opus, a defining moment in Detroit's rich sonic history, now sounded better than ever? Yes please! "Revolutionary art is determined...by how much it revolutionizes our thinking and imagination; overturning our preconceptions, bias and prejudice and inspiring us to change ourselves and the world." After a short introduction, "Televised Green Smoke" floats in on a haze, working through the classic blueprint of dance music - the gradual addition of layered, complementary elements - until it reaches a soft peak. "Red Lights" works a slow-grind breakbeat, cycling through the Paperclip People oscillator over a bed of strings and the tension reminiscent of The Godfather. "Dreamland" and "Butterfly" are closer to "traditional" Detroit productions, sharp and focused but decidedly melancholy; the former is a reach-out to the British-Detroit axis (As One, Black Dog, B12), while the latter evokes the classic late-'80s productions of Craig's friend Derrick May (who co-produced a later track, "Frustration"). The Maurizio dub "Dominas" is nocturnal and unhurried, even despite the insistent beat and a female vocal sample repeating the title one word after another. Another classic, "At Les," balances a few gently cascading chords with a rhythm program that keeps pushing the track forward and faster. In other words, the essential release from one of the true techno titans!


                                                                                              Just In

                                                                                              91 NEW ITEMS

                                                                                              Latest Pre-Sales

                                                                                              189 NEW ITEMS

                                                                                              NEW TO PRE-ORDER: Sun Glitters - Scattered Into Light / Mush http://t.co/dLkZ22w68k | https://t.co/9OCr7CKbTp
                                                                                              Thu 30th - 10:46
                                                                                              NEW TO PRE-ORDER: The Upsetters - 'The Good; The Bad And The ... http://t.co/CAwoZKjeRj | https://t.co/9OCr7CKbTp
                                                                                              Thu 30th - 10:46
                                                                                              JUST IN: Major Lazer - Watch Out For This (Bumaye) - Inc. Dad... http://t.co/E4QzLWKdfC | https://t.co/9OCr7CKbTp
                                                                                              Thu 30th - 8:49
                                                                                              JUST IN: Various Artists - A Christmas Gift For You From Phil... http://t.co/Kx1VgbJDkW | https://t.co/9OCr7CKbTp
                                                                                              Thu 30th - 8:36
                                                                                              JUST IN: Spirit Bear Mezcal Ensemble - 13.03.13 / LNCC http://t.co/ui2vuSZzlT | https://t.co/9OCr7CKbTp
                                                                                              Thu 30th - 8:36
                                                                                              E-newsletter —
                                                                                              Sign up
                                                                                              Back to top