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500 copies on, pure vinyl first pressing (clear). Amid the current industry of cool, Mount Carmel’s lack of gimmick is a welcome anachronism. The trio’s third album “Get Pure” is full of swagger, packed with great songs and inspired performances. This is true rock music like you haven’t heard in years. Crank it up!

“Like the blues, traditional rock ‘n’ roll remains a great musical building block and form. It’ll never be out of date. Mount Carmel shows their devotion to the crunchy riff on “Back on It”, a smokin’ tune from their upcoming album, Get Pure” Pop Matters.

“Plenty of bands drink from the well of tribute, allowing their vision to plateau in service of authenticity or Good Time Charlie-ism, because it’s fun and familiar, and for some quite easy to achieve. Mount Carmel is that rare band that takes an existing concept – here, British-influenced blues-based rock circa 1966-69, the times that bore Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Cream, the Steve Miller Band, and above all, Free – and steers it so that they become a continuation of that earlier dialogue” Roadburn.

FORMAT INFORMATION

LP Info: Limited clear vinyl pressing.

Sonic Boom

Spectrum

    Space Age Recordings are pleased to announce the long awaited re-issue of ‘Spectrum’ the debut album from Sonic Boom.Spectrum was the most high-profile and straightforward of the projects undertaken by Pete "Sonic Boom" Kember after the demise of the trance-rock avatars Spacemen 3. As his work as a member of the Experimental Audio Research coterie allowed Kember the opportunity to explore ambient textures and tonal constructs, Spectrum satisfied the singer/guitarist's more conventional pop leanings, while never losing sight of the hypnotic otherworldliness which became his music's trademark and legacy. The name Spectrum initially appeared as the title of this first Sonic Boom solo album, released in 1990 before the break-up of Spacemen 3; a collection of ethereal, nearly formless songs, Spectrum openly acknowledged Kember's debt to Suicide with its cover of the duo's "Rock 'n' Roll Is Killing My Life."

    This is the first in a series of Spectrum re-issues: the albums ‘Soul Kiss (Glide Divine)’ and ‘Highs, Lows and Heavenly Blows’ are due to follow shortly.

    The Moles

    Flashbacks And Dream Sequences : The Story Of The Moles

      The complete collection from Australian band The Moles. The work of songwriter Richard Davies, who moved to the States and went on to join Eric Matthews in Cardinal, the story of the Moles is told through the release of ‘Untune the Sky’ and ‘Instinct’, which is now reissued on vinyl and CD along with a comprehensive CD containing bonus material from various EPs and singles including, the ‘Tendrils And Paracetamol’ EP, ‘The Moles EP’ and the ‘Propeller’ 7inch single, which brings the track “Propeller” to digital format for the first time, and finally ‘Odds and Ends’.

      Formed in Sydney in the late '80s, The Moles debuted in 1990 with the EP ‘Untune the Sky’, followed a year later by another EP, ‘Tendrils and Paracetamol’. After the 1992 release of their first full-length release -- also titled ‘Untune the Sky’ -- the group relocated to New York, where they released a pair of seven-inch singles (packaged together as the Double Single EP). A move to London followed, and although they garnered great acclaim from the British press, the band nonetheless broke up around the beginning of 1993. In 1994, however, Davies resurrected The Moles again for the album Instinct; a band effort in name only, it essentially marked the beginning of Davies' solo career, although he did not make his formal bow until 1996's ‘There's Never Been a Crowd Like This’.

      Nat Baldwin

      In The Hollows

        Despite his busy schedule recording and touring as the bass player for Dirty Projectors, Nat Baldwin found time to write and record his most soulful and ambitious collection of songs to date. After recording the initial tracks at Machines With Magnets in Pawtucket, RI, Nat recruited Otto Hauser (Vetiver, Lia Ices, Espers) for drums and percussion, and Rob Moose (The National, Antony and the Johnsons, Bon Iver) to write string arrangements.

        Much of the album was written while Nat was training for a marathon at his home in Maine. Blending autobiographical details with fiction, the songs cover a wide range of topics including boxing, drowning, bodybuilding, target practice, will power, Steve Prefontaine, competition, separation, isolation, devastation, manipulation, conflagration, intoxication, and suicide. Immersive, athletic, and often profound, In the Hollows represents his clearest and most consistent album-length statement, melodically, structurally, and lyrically.

        Albums by Nick Drake, Judee Sill, Joanna Newsom, Antony & the Johnsons, and Bill Callahan, to name a few, provided inspiration in balancing that intimacy with minimal, but powerful, adornments." Nat explains that "I hope it is as unsettling as it is beautiful. I want it to make people feel things they can't describe."

        Ryley Walker

        All Kinds Of You

          Ryley Walker is a 24 year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist from Chicago. His debut album, All Kinds Of You, will be released worldwide via Tompkins Square. Having kicked around Chicago's experimental free/noise music scene for several years, Ryley recently turned to a folk-rock sound inspired by some of his heroes, among them Tim Hardin, Tim Buckley, and Bert Jansch. The result is a poised and accomplished debut album, recorded in Chicago by Cooper Crain (guitarist/keyboardist in Cave).

          "With the charming swagger of jazz-folk troubadour Tim Buckley and the resonant, full picking style of Bert Jansch, 'The West Wind' comes from Walker's first widely available release, a three-song 12". With acoustic guitar in hand and a voice like browned butter, Walker swings and sways in a lush string-and piano arrangement right out of Buckley's 'Starsailor'; it slowly picks up to a swirling gallop without bucking the rhythm." - NPR Music.

          Stanton Davis And The Ghetto Mysticism Band

          Isis Voyage: Unreleased Music & Alternative Mixes From The Brighter Days Sessions

          The original spacey jazz funk sound of the Brighter Days album by Stanton Davis' Ghetto Mysticism Band has been championed by everyone from Gilles Peterson to Andrew Mason of Wax Poetics to hip hop producer and rapper Madlib. Isis Voyage is a collection of unreleased music and alternative mixes from the Brighter Days sessions. Many of the tracks on Brighter Days were shortened to be more accessible to the listening public. Isis Voyage contains the original, longer versions of many of these songs including "High Jazz" and "High Jazz Reprise." Back in October 2012 Stanton Davis and Cultures of Soul Records' label head, Deano Sounds, went into the studio to mix down tracks from the original multitrack reel to reel tapes. Two unreleased tracks, "Odwalla" and the title track "Isis Voyage," were among the material discovered while mixing down the music. Also included are extended instrumental versions of "Things Cannot Stop Forever" and "Funky Fried Tofu." Bonus tracks include remixes of "Things Cannot Stop Forever" and "High Jazz" by UK disco remix expert Al Kent.

          Chuck Berry

          One Dozen Berrys - Coloured Vinyl Edition

            One Dozen Berrys was Chuck Berry’s second LP, and – like its predecessor, After School Session (1957) – contained a mixture of songs which had already been released on singles and EPs, mixed in with new material. Its tracks were drawn from recordings laid down at four one-day sessions, from January and May 1957, and January and February 1958 – the latter being only weeks before the album release. Five out of the twelve songs were previously unreleased – or rather, four of them, since Low Feeling is the master from Blue Feeling, slowed down. The album appeared in March 1958, just as Chuck’s new single Johnny B Goode / Around & Around was climbing the charts, but those songs would have to wait till the July 1959 release of his next album to appear in the long playing format. Most artists would think it insanity to leave off such all-time classics from their new record, but Chuck was red-hot that year, and One Dozen Berrys rode in fresh on the heels of his previous double-sided smash 45, Sweet Little Sixteen / Reelin’ and Rockin’, which kicked off each side of the album.

            FORMAT INFORMATION

            LP Info: Deluxe coloured vinyl and CD package. Designed by Sophie Lo. Liner notes by rock n roll author, musician and mojo writer Max Decharne.

            Last Waltz

            Just Hold On - Inc. Machete Savane Remix

              Latest IIB release features the North Easts version of CSN Last Waltz. A double header, The first track Just Hold On is a collaboration between Last Waltz & Smoove. Heartfelt vocals over a pastoral rolling chugger, deep bassline folky guitar strumming making this a favourite at IIB HQ. On the remix Ess O Ess raise the tempo a little bring out the electric guitars and increasing the chug to almost Krautrock levels. On the Flip side Last waltz give us Tribute. A deep atmospheric acid affair. Mellow electric keys and percussion lull you into a false sense of security before the heavy kick and acid bassline drop with dark cello notes. Machete Savane take on the remix. Replacing acid for guitar and adding some machine groove this slowly builds and builds into a top bubbler.

              Chaos In The CBD

              DeLorean Dreams - Inc. Legowelt Remix

                Chaos In The CBD drop down on Hot Haus Recs In Effekt with two outsider house bangers backed with a Legowelt remix. Having released records on Clek Clek Boom to much fanfare the New Zealand brothers have honed a more analogue houz sound for their Hot Haus 12" keeping with the Unknown To The Unknown spirit of “offf the wall bangers”. 'DeLorean Dreams' is a proper jacker with hissing cymbals, a a driving metallic rhythm and "Everyone's getting higher now" vocal loop. Peak-time or bust! On his remix Legowelt emphasises the industrial side of the track, pushing the swirling synth spookiness front and centre and stripping away the bass music elements. Lastly 'Okinawa Race 1' offers another banger, with Detroit style keyboard lines over a propulsive 4/4 pump.


                Various Artists

                Schnitzelbeat Vol. 1 - I Love You, Baby!

                  New Digatone compilation of twisted Austrian pop ('Austropop') from the 1950s & 60s. Features oddities from the fringes of Austrian pop, 'popcorn', rock'n'roll, exotica, beat , raw proto-punk & trash.

                  500 only pressed.

                  Comes with insert & extensive notes.

                  Bob Mould

                  Workbook 25

                    Alt-rock superstars Hüsker Dü called it a day on January 28, 1988, but the band’s Bob Mould would reappear in May 1989 with his fi rst solo album—the incredibly impassioned and personal Workbook.

                    In addition to writing and producing the entire album, Mould sang all the vocals and played many of the instruments, sharing duties with The Golden Palominos’ Anton Fier on drums, Pere Ubu’s Tony Maimone (bass) and cellist Jane Scarpantoni from Tiny Lights. While always recognized as an astonishing guitarist, Mould’s fretwork on Workbook traveled to levels yet unheard or imagined.

                    The album has since taken on iconic status, and Omnivore is proud to present the 25th Anniversary eddition; Workbook 25. In addition to the original album’s 11 tracks, this collection adds “All Those People Know,” originally issued as the B-side of the single “See A Little Light.” 

                    As innovative as Hüsker Dü was, fans had to wonder if Bob Mould could take them on another journey as rewarding. Workbook not only proved he could, but did.

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    2xLtd CD Info: The second disc of this 2CD set is Bob’s complete 1989 performance at Chicago’s Cabaret Metro. 13 of the 17 tracks are previously unissued and the show contains music from the then, two-week old, Workbook, Hüsker Dü favorites and a cover of Richard & Linda Thompson’s classic “Shoot Out The Lights.”

                    2xLtd LP Info: The album is available on vinyl for the first time since its original release and is pressed on 2 LPs for sonic superiority.

                    'Soul City Los Angeles' presents recordings which served to establish the musical direction of LA and neighbouring West Coast conurbations in the late 1950s and early 1960s when R&B was evolving into the style that became known as soul. Compiled and annotated by soul music authority Clive Richardson, 'Soul City Los Angeles' is the latest in a series that has previously explored the nascent soul scenes in Detroit, New York and Chicago.

                    This instalment presents a selection from key independent labels of the area, including Sam Cooke’s SAR and Richard Vaughn’s Arvee, as well as choice items from Aladdin, Liberty, Imperial and Ebb, and collectable releases from more obscure imprints. Famous names on CD1 of this 60-track 2CD set include the Olympics, the Valentinos (aka the Womack Brothers) with ‘Lookin’ For A Love’, the Rivingtons with ‘Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow’, and Johnnie Morisette with ‘Meet Me At The Twistin’ Place’, while CD2 features ‘Ko Ko Mo’ hitmakers Gene & Eunice, both sides of a 1962 single on Rush by Don & Dewey, early recordings by future stars Johnnie Taylor and Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson, and a young Sly Stone as a member of the Viscaynes.

                    Soul fans of the early 1960s could often figure out the geographic origins of new singles as much by the ‘sound’ as by any knowledge of sometimes obscure artists and labels, with the output of West Coast studios tending to have a ‘harder’ sound in comparison with some more sophisticated (for the era) productions from the opposite coast or the regions of the Great Lakes. Here we have music from the formative period of the soul era in Los Angeles.

                    Also available as 2LP vinyl collectors edition, featuring 28 of the most sought-after tracks and colour insert.


                    Compiled and annotated by Lois Wilson (Mojo, Record Collector), Get On The Right Track brings together 90 magnificent recordings, mostly R&B, but with a smattering of jazz and ska, which reflect what mods would have been enjoying on the early to mid sixties club scene.

                    When Jamaican born Duke Vin, a former DJ on Tom “The Great” Sebastian’s Beat Street System, set up his own system in 1955, he got the place jumping. The sound system was like nothing London had witnessed before. It was loud, exciting and had no curfew. Duke Vin inspired Count Suckle, another Ladbroke Grove resident, who set up a rival system and the pair soundtracked the first generation West Indians’ blues parties with a playlist of US R&B 45s. Club Eleven and the Flamingo attracted newly settled Jamaicans too. Out of these clubs and sound systems, mod grew.

                    These mods were defined by their impeccable music taste and their smart clobber. They would dance their nights away at the Scene, to records spun by Guy Stevens, the UK Sue label manager and one of mod’s main pivots. They also frequented the Marquee and Count Suckle’s Roaring Twenties. The first two discs on 'Get On The Right Track' collect together the R&B, blues, soul, jazz and ska singles you would have heard at such clubs. Disc 3, meanwhile, captures the sounds from the same period (many of which were unreleased in the UK at the time) that light up the mod scene today.

                    'Get On The Right Track' has been carefully compiled to avoid track overlap with Fantastic Voyage’s previous mod collection 'Boogie Chillen', and is also available as a 2LP vinyl collector’s edition, featuring 32 of the most sought-after tracks and a colour insert.


                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    2xLP Info: 2LP vinyl collector’s edition featuring 32 of the most sought-after tracks from the 90-track 3CD set.

                    Johnny Osbourne And The Sensations

                    Come Back Darling

                      180 gram vinyl reissue of classic 1970 album from Johnny Osbourne and the Sensations. Comes complete with a full colour insert of pictures, biography and track by track breakdown.

                      Following a spur-of-the-moment cross-country trip with a pair of fiery European girls, Vikesh Kapoor left school for a brief yet inspiring stint as a mason’s apprentice. The America he had previously known resided narrowly between his childhood home in rural Pennsylvania and the New England university he left home for. Alongside his parents’ own immigrant struggles, these experiences quickly witnessed Kapoor to the scope of the American dream.

                      A few years later, Kapoor performed at Howard Zinn’s memorial service in Boston, in front of Zinn’s family and colleagues (including Noam Chomsky). Roused by Zinn’s lifelong battle against class/race injustice, Kapoor spent the next two years in Portland, Oregon working on his full-length debut record. The Ballad Of Willy Robbins, a concept album loosely based on a newspaper article, chronicles the brutal but hopeful story of a working class man who slowly loses everything: ambitions, health, family and shelter. It’s a worker’s tale, less specific to the blue-collar life as it is about anyone struggling to make something of themselves.

                      Co-produced by Adam Selzer (M. Ward) and features Nate Query (Decemberists, Black Prairie), Jeff Ratner (Langhorne Slim) and Birger Olsen (Denver).

                      THE NEW YORKER: “a series of sharply etched portraits of struggling Americans that points back along a road of socially conscious songs. Woody Guthrie is standing at the head of that road”

                      Fear Of Men

                      Loom

                        Brighton, based Fear of Men is pleased to present their much anticipated debut album “Loom” for release in April 21 Kanine Records.

                        The title of the album both alludes to the interweaving textures that run throughout the record and references the darkness that hovers above much of Fear of Men’s output. Rather than simply marrying a handful of influences, Fear of Men designs their music from an almost uncomfortably personal place. Weiss broadcasts crippling disconnection, boredom and sexual dread with all the dour verve of a young Morrissey.

                        The band flit between dire philosophical observations and listless melancholia, riding melodies so carefree that anguished sentiments come off more like lazy sighs. The songs owe as much to the writing of Anais Nin or Fassbinder's films as they do to the cold sonic atmospheres of the Chills or Broadcast. Classical instrumentation appears throughout “Loom”, warped and distorted alongside musical saws and backwards guitars, giving a sense of the imperfect to the album’s pristine pop melodies.

                        "An album simmering with background chaos worthy of prime-era Buttholes or Royal Trux. The real surprise is how Derry Legend clears room for pop chops, making it possible to see the Axemen's relation to bands like the Clean and the Gordons. A wonderful testament to the power and limits of form-bloat. Ahoy! -- Byron Coley.

                        Long overdue re-issue of this cracked pop classic and Flying Nun rarity, Derry Legend was one of Kurt Cobain's top NZ platters and a staple of his mix-tapes.

                        Once I saw this band play live and thought "Ugh! What is this crap?!" I tried to listen to their truly awful "Three Virgins" album, but just couldn't see (hear?) the point. So the other day when a flatmate bought this "new" album (it appears to have been recorded in 1987, actually), I just shook my head and thought "so some people still buy records just because they like the cover art."

                        Then a strange thing happened: by accident I heard the last song first and thought "Hey that's quite good." I played the first side next - better still! - then the whole second side - FAR OUT! Since then I've been playing this over and over and it just cracks me up how good it is.

                        The music is like childhood memories of the first time you ever heard rock 'n roll; the first time you ever heard slushy-pop; the first time you ever heard rap (!). Listen to "He's Leaving Home" and wonder what George Benson LP the band sat around and assimilated; hear "The Wharf With No Name" and wonder why the Beatles never thought of it first; hop on one leg to "That's Finland, Dear" and understand why Acid House was just a nine-day wonder while Chuck Berry's rhythms still cascade like thunder. - Bevandra's Ears.

                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        LP Info: * 100% analog remaster from the original tapes.
                        * Licensed and produced in full co-operation with the band.
                        * LP includes digital download of entire album.
                        * Two newsprint poster inserts w/ bonzo photos and verbiage.

                        Ghost Town

                        Riverrun / All The Way

                          Classic disco and Balearica given a push to a sharper modern sound." ANDI HANLEY does 2 African themed edits ("RIVERRUN" and "ZULU"), both lush soundscapes perfect to get the dancefloor moving bw/ "ALL THE WAY" a pure, nasty disco sleaze cut by label boss CITIZEN KANE. A grinding disco romp with synths and heavy electric guitar riffs, this is some - peak time get your freak on - business. Already a hit with DJ HARVEY!

                          Moniquea

                          I Don't Wanna Get Used To It / A Certain Way

                            Evoking memories of iconic groups like Mtume, SOS Band, and Midnight Star, this single is the next step in a new direction for Moniquea, one which is fueled by a revamped version of the classic 1980's boogie funk sound. "I Don't Wanna Get Used To It" is a powerful, yet danceable tune in the modern funk vein whose backbone is hard-hitting claps and crisp, chunky synth lines that back Moniquea's silky lead vocals and hard-edged vibrato.

                            Various Artists

                            Viare EP

                              VIARE is a 12" compilation featuring 4 distinct tracks, each occupying their own wildly unique sub-genre of the house experience.

                              "Virgo Cluster" by Jonas Reinhardt fuses elements of cosmic disco and krautrock into a live transcendental package, with amazing guitar work by Phil Manley (Trans Am/Life Coach), and a bonus remix by the Beat Broker (digital only). "Seven Miles Down" from London's Timothy J. Fairplay (The Asphodells) is a testament to Zombie Horror Cinema, featuring a pulsing dub-house beat that dives into cavernous sonic territory. "Guave" by PLAzA is a playful dancefloor workout, that evokes a slow acidic line and classic Chicago house elements. Lastly, "Back Outside" from Roche is druggy outsider house at its best, with an enormous subby bassline that complements a classic alien warehouse vibe.

                              Split Secs

                              I Stand Alone - Inc. Secret Circuit / Mike Simonetti / Monty Luke Remixes

                                The LA duo return to MACHINE LIMITED with "I STAND ALONE" along with a trio of dope remixes from SECRET CIRCUIT, MIKE SIMONETTI (ITALIANS DO IT BETTER) and Detroit's MONTY LUKE. Lush and deep with psychedelic spaceman lyrics, classic house drums and Italo-esque arpeggios.


                                Donato Dozzy & Tin Man

                                Acid Test 09

                                  The first true collaboration by these two artists recorded in a studio in Rome. 3 tracks of beautifully deep music. TIN MAN's emotional acid lines become shooting stars in DOZZY's hypnotic atmosphere. Mastered by RASHAD at DUBPLATES & MASTERING. Ltd. hand painted sleeves.

                                  Paqua

                                  Late Train / The Visitor - Idjut Boys / Ray Mang / The Emperor Machine Remixes

                                    Essex Rascals make a seamless segue from podcast (Wayback Wednesdays) to wax with this bumpin' five tracker of peaking edits. This edible-looking orange vinyl 12" (the perfect colour to match the Alphabetti Spaghetti centre label), gets off on the good foot with "My Life",  a pre-disco dancefloor soul number so peaking it could have been a Sneak B-side. Driving rhythm, live playing, enthusiastic vocals - uplifting or what!? "Lovin' Music" is a speeding disco / jazz-funk cover of the O'Jays "I Love Music" with a female vocal and frantic playing. It's soulful and super extended so you can whack it on from start to finish and pull a Theo on those EQs. "Autumnal Soul" chops, loops and soups up the raw and raucous psychedelic soul of The Crow's "Your Autumn Of Tomorrow" letting loose on those passionate vocals and hot horns. "Break Out" is a, wait for it, break heavy rework of a fierce instrumental of "Reach Out, I'll Be There", with plenty of rough and tumble between the simmering soul of the chorus. "I'm Coming" closes the EP out in extended, expressive, wigged out Northern Soul fashion with an almighty rework of a Wigan Casino classic by Lou Pride which has last tune written all over it. The Rascals loop the intro and verses, expertly building the tension before letting loose with that mighty emotional chorus. Massive, massive rework on an exceptional debut.


                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                    12" Info: Limited to 150 copies worldwide. Pressed on orange vinyl.

                                    Sometimes it's best to let the music do the talking, and this is one of those occasions. Local Talk's 46th release comes from exciting debutant Sameed.

                                    Slotting neatly into Local Talk's rough and funky garage / house niche, "Spend (Money)" opens the EP with dubby chords, vocal snippets and a wonky bassline, all slathered over crisp, swinging beats. "Still" goes for a raw acid house sound, but with plenty of funk in the trunk and, well, it sounds like waves crashing on a pebble shore... Flip it for "Getyoself", and equally stripped-to-the-bone 808 / 909 jammer recalling Todd Terry's late 80s Latin freestyle sound - snapping drum machine syncopation and a dull thudding bassline. There's also "Spend (Money Fo Dub)", taking the original mix a little bit deeper.


                                    D. Wilson & L. Carson

                                    Tracks From The Tapes


                                      Grainy documents from the Chicago underground circa late 80's. Heat!

                                      "This was southside Chitown ‘89. If you werent there you werent there…. lots of underground unreleased music circulated on the southside on maxell and tonemaster tapes from walgreens - 2 dollars for a pack of eight"


                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Matt says: Check the clips on soundcloud. If you liked Carson's "Redlight Bulb Theory" then this should keep you happy with more lo-fi acid tape experiments from a golden age of the Chicago underground

                                      Various Artists

                                      CHALICE001 EP - Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                      After knocking the socks (well, sandals) off the Balearic bods with an impressive run of releases, Sweden's Fasaan launch a new imprint to cater for those boogie cats. The label, appropriately named Chalice (what else would you sip your brandy from?) celebrates catelogue number 001 with the help of Sasac, Witch Doctor and Fasaan favourite Golden Ivy. Sasac gets into his groove on the A-side, with the soulful sounds of "The Chase". Forget any ideas of cop shows or Moroder basslines, "The Chase" in question is most certainly amorous, and the thrill of it is all ours. Sasac lays a foundation with clacking drum machines and a phat ass b-line, then ushers the grooves into a smooth verse / chorus construction with bright keys, slick guitar and billowing pads. Rich and groovesome, you'd be forgiven for mistaking this for a D Train instrumental. On the flip, Witch Doctor's "Inner Vision" glows golden with soaring synth melodies and shimmering guitars while the punchy bassline stokes some fire in the belly. Golden Ivy steps up to close proceedings with one for the smokers, tokers, gang bangers and low riders, "Ivy's Dream" completely nails the Dam-Funk style of modern boogie with its sexy liquid groove. Warm as a summer afternoon and just as lazy, this is the type of cut I could listen to for days on end! All in all a slick and very well turned out three piece which could easily have been rescued from 1/4 inch tape tucked away in some early 80's mid-western recording studio. It's that good! 


                                      Those scholarly diggers at Invisible City Editions make their first foray into the world of the long player with this beautifully put together reissue of Witch's most diverse record. 'Movin' On' was released after the Zamrock heyday, when the music of 80s Zambia came to be influenced by disco and rhumba from neighboring Congo. Bands that didn’t adapt sounded outdated. Thus even Zamrock’s greatest band, Witch, splintered, with a skeleton crew of core members embracing younger musicians to record and release two albums that found the band replacing fuzz guitars with whirling synthesizers and trying their hand at soul, disco and boogie. The LP explodes into action with the title track, an uptempo groover driven on by Gedion Mulenga’s heavy duty bass playing and set alight by Christine Jackson’s cut glass vocals. “Movin On” is swiftly joined on the dancefloor by the James Mason styled funk of “I’m Coming Back” and the powerhouse disco of “It Feels So Good”, a psychedelic disco bomb propelled into orbit by Patrick Mwondela’s swirling synths, which would undoubtedly been sampled by those French robots had they known about it. Elsewhere, Witch inject traces of the Carpenters (“It Was You Boy”), the Doobie Brothers (“You Are My Sunshine”) and Ned Doheny (“Let’s Get Together”). On paper this should be a disaster; at a push one could imagine an afro-psyche group managing a half decent disco-funk record, but the soft rock stylings of America’s west coast are surely a step to far. But in reality, the planets aligned and circumstances fell perfectly into place, as the combination of a band of talented musicians, at the height of their creative powers wrote eight perfect songs, each a snapshot of that era, but completely unlike anything else around.

                                      Pearson Sound

                                      Untitled / Footloose

                                        Pearson Sound presents his ‘Untitled’ tune - first heard on the Boiler Room. Combining the hyper ridims of footwork / grime with a delicious soulful vocal and simple descening keyboard line makes for one massive tune - as seen in the clamour for copies we had in the shop last week! It's about time someone took the juke sound to another level, and Pearson Sound has done just that. On the flipside "Footloose" looks back for inspiration. Not all the way to the US high school dance flick which shares the track's name, but to old school rave, as Pearson Sound shuffles the breaks and drops subsonic bass depth charges. Simple, stripped-down and incredibly effective. Support from Ben UFO, Jamie xx, Benji B, Jackmaster, Loefah + more. Please Note "Footloose" is exclusive to this release.


                                        Various Artists

                                        Dallas Buyers Club OST - Gold / Blue Vinyl Edition

                                          Dallas Buyers Club follows the Oscar winning performance by Matthew McConaughey portraying the ‘80s real life character Ron Woodroof, who's suddenly being diagnosed as H.I.V.- positive and given 30 days to live. Yet he will not, and does not, accept a death sentence. A crash course of research reveals a lack of approved treatments and medications in the US, so Ron crosses the border into Mexico. There, he learns about alternative treatments and begins smuggling them into the US

                                          An outsider to the gay community, Ron finds an unlikely ally in fellow AIDS patient and transsexual Rayon (another Oscar Winning performance by Jared Leto). They establish a “buyers club,” where H.I.V.-positive people pay monthly dues for access to the newly acquired supplies. With a growing community of friends and clients, Ron fights for dignity, education, and acceptance. In the years following his diagnosis, the embattled Lone Star loner lives life to the fullest like never before.

                                          The soundtrack to triple Academy Award winning feature film Dallas Buyers Club contains songs by Shuggie Otis, My Morning Jacket, T. Rex and actor/singer Jared Leto's Thirty Seconds To Mars. The first 1000 copies of this double LP are uniquely pressed on Gold and Blue vinyl (each record a different colour!).


                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                          2xLP Info: 180g audiophile vinyl pressing in gatefold sleeve with insert. First pressing of 1000 numbered copies on gold & blue vinyl.


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