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The Underground Youth

Beautiful & Damned

    "The Underground Youth blend the sounds of shoegaze, post-punk and psychedelic rock with their own hauntingly beautiful twist." The Underground Youth is the name under which Manchester’s underground poet, Craig Dyer, has produced his records since 2009. In 2011, Fuzz Club Records started putting out his prolific catalogue, bringing to light a number of LPs and singles that had only circulated virally on the Internet. Since then, The Underground Youth, with Craig and Olya Dyer as the core of the band, have expanded to a four piece, gaining a solid international fan-base and touring all around the UK and Europe. Gideon Coe has spinned their single “Juliette” on BBC6 and they took part to the “Reverb Conspiracy – Volune One”, curated by Fuzz Club and Austin Psych Fest. In June, they rocked up the Eindhoven Psych Lab and they are set to headline Paris Psych Fest in July.

    Drown In Sound said of their Eindhoven set: “combining the mesmeric rhythms of The Velvet Underground - Olya Dyer's driving beats make her the new psych generation's Mo Tucker - with rippling feedback associated with Bad Moon Risingera Sonic Youth and a dash of the Mary Chain thrown in as well, they're a captivating force”. The Underground Youth.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Ltd 10" Info: 20 mins+ EP on 10" vinyl (black), limited to 400 copies.

    Joanna Gruesome / Perfect Pussy

    Astonishing Adventures EP

      Thrilling Cardiff-based noisepop group Joanna Gruesome have teamed up with their American cousins Perfect Pussy to release a remarkable four song split 7" EP. The release comes packaged in a 24-page comic book, illustrated by cartoonist Phil McAndrew (brother of Perfect Pussy's guitarist Ray McAndrew). The heroine in McAndrew's comic is a "split" between Joanna Gruesome front woman Alanna McArdle and Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy, who battles misogynists, online trolls and haters everywhere.

      The EP is being co-released by Fortuna POP!, Captured Tracks and Slumberland. Joanna Gruesome’s terrific debut album “Weird Sister” took the world by storm when it was released last September. Produced by Hookworm’s MJ, the album is brimming with irresistible pop melodies and spiked with dissonant fuzzy jangle, the songs shot through with loud discordant feedback and super-fast, hardcore punk drumbeats. Fantastic press support saw glowing press reviews across the board with particular love from Pitchfork and from NME, including a spot on the front cover as part of their Rule Britannia issue. At radio the singles from the album scored a remarkable three out of three in BBC 6Music B-lists and the band played sessions for Lauren Laverne on 6Music and for Huw Stephens on Radio One. The album has recently been shortlisted for this year’s Welsh Music Prize.

      The two tracks here follow their recently released split EP with Trust Fund and represent some of the first new material to be heard from the band since the release of “Weird Sister” and, in lead track “Psykick Espionage” a taste of their new album to be released in the first half of 2015. Their second track “...And Keep Reaching for Those Stars” is a cover of a song by 90s US emo band I Hate Myself.

      Hailing from Syracuse, New York, Perfect Pussy are one of the boldest and most intriguing projects to surface in recent years. Veiled beneath layers of exquisitely abrasive noise, frontwoman Meredith Graves’ lyrics are disarming, brutally honest and poetic, possessing a feverish intensity that can only be matched by her electric stage presence. Their album ‘Say Yes to Love’ was released on Captured Tracks in March 2014 to widespread critical acclaim. On this EP Perfect Pussy cover Björk’s old band the Sugarcubes’ “Leash Called Love” and also contribute the new track “Adult World (The Secret)”.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Ltd 7" Info: 7” EP with Comic book.

      Fm3

      Buddha #5 - White Version

        9 loops. Taken from or inspired by the songs on the 2014 FM3 album Ting Shuo. pitch-control as usual. in Black or White with a special 5-layer Silicon coating to give the machines a warm and fuzzy handfeel.

        Fm3

        Buddha #5 - Black Version

          9 loops. Taken from or inspired by the songs on the 2014 FM3 album Ting Shuo. pitch-control as usual. in Black or White with a special 5-layer Silicon coating to give the machines a warm and fuzzy handfeel.

          To describe 65daysofstatic is not an easy task. Indeed, most who have tried can merely hint at the depths these guys reach with their wide-open sounds, melding seamless guitar shapes with ferocious drum 'n bass styled beats, live drums and c-c-c-computer g-g-g-g-glitch. A soundtrack to a new dimension, where rock, dance and electronica are equals. A refreshing glimpse into the future at a time when the music industry has arguably been far too obsessed with all things retro. "The Destruction Of Small Ideas" is their latest and possibly best album.

          FORMAT INFORMATION

          2xLtd LP Info: Double vinyl in a gatefold sleeve.

          Tyrannosaurus Dead

          Flying Ant Day

            RIYL: Joanna Gruesome / Los Campesinos! / (early) Pains Of Being Pure At Heart / Veronica Falls / Smashing Pumpkins.

            Brighton scuzzy indie pop fivesome Tyrannosaurus Dead will release the Rory Attwell-produced LP through London DIY label Odd Box Records on 3rd November. It follows hot on the heels of their sold out split 7" ‘Post Holiday Dead Song’ with Welsh punks Joanna Gruesome. The band and their label Odd Box have been at the centre of an upsurge in DIY ethics in the UK; throwing parties, hosting shows, printing zines and generally bypassing the mainstream. It’s from this background that this LP was written and recorded. ‘Flying Ant Day’ hears the band continue to hone their fuzzy indiepop sound - packed full of excellent guitar hooks and big catchy choruses coupled with beautiful boy/girl harmonies from Billy and Eleanor.

            "a scrappier, fuzzier New Pornographers (Dan Bejar edition), or the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart if they were actually English, or Los Campesinos! if they traded coffee for booze. This one is all big guitars, boy-girl harmonies, and wistful sentiment, making full use of the amped-up indie-pop playbook." – Stereogum

            Tyrannosaurus Dead are: Billy Lowe - Guitar & Vocals / Eleanor Rudge – Vocals / Thomas Northam – Bass / Martin Edwards – Guitar / Rupert Willows – Drums.

            The History Of Apple Pie

            Out Of View

            ‘Out Of View’, recorded in London over the last few months, was self produced by guitarist Jerome Watson, mixed by Charles ‘Chicky’ Reeves and engineered by Joshua Third of The Horrors, who also adds his unique guitar sound to the albums closer ‘Before You Reach The End’. Released on Limited vinyl and CD the new album features 10 tracks including their critically acclaimed and sold out singles ‘Do It Wrong’, ‘Mallory’ and last years debut ‘You’re So Cool’.

            ‘Out Of View’ sees the band take expansive and very exciting leaps with the new recordings. The infectious fuzzy pop sound of those early singles has been crafted and developed and they have taken the guitar aesthetic of their heroes - Sonic Youth, Radiohead and Blur, into new and glorious terrorties. Expect more tales of medicated teenage heartache and the psychedelic rain of slacker-genius guitar chops from Jerome’s home made pedal board, but the band have really come of age and the result is a truly memorable and exhilarating guitar pop album.

            London based and formed just over eighteen months ago, The History Of Apple Pie line up is centered around the songwriting partnership of Stephanie Min (Vocals) and Jerome Watson (Guitar) together with Kelly Owens (Bass), James Thomas (Drums) and Aslam Ghauri (Guitar). A truly great and exciting live band, they quickly built up an ever growing fanbase of critics, punters and fellow musicians alike.

            They’ve already played over seventy shows both here and in Europe including numerous festival spots, a sold-out show for HMV’s Next Big Thing, ‘The Roundhouse Rising’, main support for both The Drums and Male Bonding and being hand picked by Graham Coxon to support him at his recent London show. As well as the aforementioned three sold out singles, they also recently released a split 12” with the similarly inclined talents of Gross Magic, Novella and Echo Lake.

            Public Service Broadcasting

            The Race For Space

              All pre-order customers will receive a free download of the first single to be taken from the album on 1 December 2014. The LP is also available as an indie store exclusive in limited edition clear vinyl, only available to pre-order customers.

              Following the critical and commercial success of their debut album last year and 18 months' extensive touring and festival appearances, Public Service Broadcasting release their eagerly anticipated second album, 'The Race For Space'. Once again working with exclusive archive footage from the British Film Institute, the new record tells the story of the American and Soviet space race from 1957 - 1972 via the duo's eccentric mix of guitar-driven electronica, propulsive drumming and spoken word samples culled from this uniquely rich period of modern history.

              'The Race For Space' follows 'Inform - Educate - Entertain', Public Service Broadcasting's debut album which reached number 21 in the UK album charts and was nominated for 'Best Independent Album' at the AIM Awards 2013, as well as being The Guardian's Album of the Week and one of BBC 6Music's Top 10 albums of 2013.

              Short biog: Taking in archive material from a variety of sources the new album sees the corduroy-clad J. Willgoose, Esq. and his faithful drumming companion, Wrigglesworth, continue their mission statement to Inform, Educate & Entertain. Through both the record and their uniquely spell-binding live audio-visual ‘Transmissions’, audiences witness the band weave samples from these films around live drums, guitar, banjo and electronics, creating an array of diverse tracks. What emerges is, by turns, thrilling, moving, funny and powerful. The Independent’s Simon Price said of the band : “In their love of history, and their understanding of the dignity of the wartime generation, they remind me of British Sea Power, although Stereolab are closer sonically. PSB are progressive without the florid ornamentation of Prog, dense and complex with not a semiquaver wasted. It's an industrious, diligent sound, and, in the flesh, surprisingly danceable: slamming chemical beats accompanied by old cine footage, providing a peculiar opportunity to party to Pathe news”

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              Ltd LP Info: Indie exclusive clear vinyl edition.

              September Girls

              Veneer

                January suddenly seems like a terribly long time ago, but if you can cast your mind back that far you may remember a remarkable album released just mere weeks into the then fresh, unsullied year that was 2014. Full of driving drums, doom-filled fuzz guitars and perfect monochrome vocal harmonies, September Girls’ debut album Cursing the Sea shot into the new year with all the excitement, vim and vigour of an outrageous New Year’s Eve party.

                Critics rejoiced and new fans were birthed, kicking and screaming to the front rows of gigs and festivals across the globe. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Phil Spector, The Velvet Underground, The Cure, My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus And Mary Chain, the five-piece play reverb-soaked noise-pop of the finest order and have been described as "a combination of razorwire guitar lines, thudding Moe Tucker beats and girl group melodicism".

                Cursing the Sea garnered widespread coverage, with a Guardian New Band of the Day piece, NME radar and 8/10 review and a 4* review in The Fly as well as coverage in The Sunday Times, The Observer and Uncut. The Financial Times said that they were “like a less malevolent Jesus and Mary Chain – impressive power, conjuring exactly the right balance between noise and sweetness”, while Time Magazine no less named them as one of the 11 best new bands in the world.

                As their year of triumph draws to a close, September Girls return with a brand new four track EP entitled Veneer, recorded deep underground in Guerilla Studios, Dublin. Whilst still retaining their signature drenched feedback sound the tracks have a greater depth and polish than the album recordings. Each of the four tracks is written and sung by a different member of the band. The perfect way to round off September Girls' incredible year, the Veneer EP builds on the foundations of Cursing The Sea to offer a tantalising glimpse into the band's future as purveyors of the finest dark-hearted pop in town.

                Singapore Sling

                The Tower Of Foronicity

                  'Sometimes you need to burrow through the darkness of your soul to find the light in your life. This album is definitely dark at times, but through it all, it comes with a sense of release and freedom' - Levitation Magazine.

                  The return of Icelandic Singapore Sling is upon us with their seventh studio album, recorded in the winter of 2011-2012 titled ‘The Towers of Foronocity’ and you will be anticipating this one for good reason. Twelve tracks of that dark, moody and broody sound that we all have come to know so well. It’s like a surrealistic dream sequence out of a David Lynch movie. Walls and walls of sound, layered between darkness and light. The album contains some of the bands best songs to date, including the opening track “You Drive Me Insane” with it’s thump coming at you, it’ll have you tasting the blood (of Singapore Sling) immediately. The band was born in 2000 as a result of nobody making the music that Singapore Slings Henrik Bjornsson wanted to hear. So he simply decided to make it himself, instead of complaining and doing nothing. It was born out of love and hate. Love of the various music from the past, mainly rock 'n' roll, and hatred of the majority of the music around him. He named the band Singapore Sling (after the film by Nikolai Nikolaidis) shortly before the first show in he fall of 2000. The first proper record, The Course of Singapore Sling, was released in 2002 and named "The Course Of" because of bad luck and freaky incidents that surrounded the recording of the record. The course went on and so did they.

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  Ltd LP Info: Limited edition of 750 copies on 180 gram transparent vinyl.

                  Goodnight Lenin

                  In The Fullness Of Time

                    Goodnight Lenin are pleased to announce the details of their forthcoming debut album, In The Fullness Of Time which is mixed by Californian guru Jonathan Wilson and set for release on November 24 via Static Caravan (VAN273).. Having been building to the album since their formation in 2011, Goodnight Lenin have released two singles, one double a-side Record Store Day 7" and two EPs along the way, all of which sold out of their limited physical run upon release. The band have worked with Nick Drake producer John Wood, Broadcast's Tim Felton and Modified Toy Orchestra's Brian Duffy as well as artists Clare Rojas, Mark Edwards and Nathalie Daoust, whose photographs accompany In The Fullness Of Time. Front man John Fell said of the album: "It took us a long time to find our sound... years in fact! We scrapped the record two or three times until we were happy with the songs. We recorded the bases of the tracks live onto analogue tape to give it the 70's feel we wanted plus we were honoured to have one of our greatest influences, Jonathan Wilson, mix the album. It's something we are very proud of and we feel like it's the start of something special."

                    Goodnight Lenin are a West Coast Americana five-piece who formed in the West Midlands in 2011. An independent outfit with an old school attitude to music, the band celebrate the DIY ethic of the late 80s / early 90s grunge approach and combine with influences including Neil Young, Jonathan Wilson, Phosphorescent and Wilco. Goodnight Lenin have released two singles and two EPs, all of which sold out of their limited physical run upon release. The band have played over 60 festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival and Green Man and have been on tour with Dry The River, First Aid Kit, Stornoway and Beth Jeans Houghton.

                    Sleaford Mods

                    Tiswas EP - Orange Vinyl Edition

                      “In times of complacency, what we really need is a band to rock up and tell everyone to fuck off.” NME. “Stream-of-consciousness tirades that conjure up a world of sticky cafe table-tops, grinding hangovers, and the cold comfort of consumerism.” The Guardian

                      It’s been an utterly insane year for SLEAFORD MODS. Once dismissed around their native Nottingham as "two skip rats with a laptop", their last two albums, ‘Austerity Dogs’ in 2013 and this year’s ‘Divide And Exit’, both on Harbinger Sound, have achieved the kind of critical acclaim that less inspired bands could only dream of. Equally, their live gigs have become rapid-fire, explosive, cathartic performances, drawing in endless sold-out crowds of people blown away to finally witness something that matters and actually has something to say.

                      November 24th heralds the arrival of some highly-anticipated new music from front gob Jason Williamson and music master Andrew Fearn in the shape of the ‘TISWAS EP’. Released through Invada Records (the Bristol label responsible for BEAK>, DROKK and numerous soundtracks including Drive / OldBoy), the ‘Tiswas EP’ features four brand new studio tracks alongside ‘Tiswas’, lifted from the ‘Divide And Exit’ album.

                      It will be released on both yellow and orange Tiswas coloured vinyl (3000 units in total – 1500 of each variant), and digital download and sees Sleaford Mods pushing and developing their bile and style.

                      Sleaford Mods

                      Tiswas EP - Yellow Vinyl Edition

                        “In times of complacency, what we really need is a band to rock up and tell everyone to fuck off.” NME. “Stream-of-consciousness tirades that conjure up a world of sticky cafe table-tops, grinding hangovers, and the cold comfort of consumerism.” The Guardian

                        It’s been an utterly insane year for SLEAFORD MODS. Once dismissed around their native Nottingham as "two skip rats with a laptop", their last two albums, ‘Austerity Dogs’ in 2013 and this year’s ‘Divide And Exit’, both on Harbinger Sound, have achieved the kind of critical acclaim that less inspired bands could only dream of. Equally, their live gigs have become rapid-fire, explosive, cathartic performances, drawing in endless sold-out crowds of people blown away to finally witness something that matters and actually has something to say.

                        November 24th heralds the arrival of some highly-anticipated new music from front gob Jason Williamson and music master Andrew Fearn in the shape of the ‘TISWAS EP’. Released through Invada Records (the Bristol label responsible for BEAK>, DROKK and numerous soundtracks including Drive / OldBoy), the ‘Tiswas EP’ features four brand new studio tracks alongside ‘Tiswas’, lifted from the ‘Divide And Exit’ album.

                        It will be released on both yellow and orange Tiswas coloured vinyl (3000 units in total – 1500 of each variant), and digital download and sees Sleaford Mods pushing and developing their bile and style.

                        Love

                        Love Songs

                          Love were one of the most extraordinary bands to emerge from Los Angeles during one of the most remarkable periods in music, the dawn of the rock era in the mid ‘60s. Led by the colourful and charismatic Arthur Lee, they made only three albums in their original incarnation and were revered by many of their fellow LA musicians, including their label mates The Doors.

                          This 2 CD compilation includes the best of their albums Love, Da Capo and Four Sail (the last featuring Lee as the only original member), and their masterpiece Forever Changes in its entirety.

                          Untold

                          That Horn Track - Inc. Marcel Dettman Remix

                          A stand-out track from the Bleep:10 compilation released earlier this year, Untold's incredible 'That Horn Track' finally sees a 12" release.

                          After being premiered on Pearson Sound's excellent Resident Advisor mix, the track gained further play from Mary-Anne Hobbs, James Blake and Tessela on their respective BBC Radio shows and residencies.

                          If that was not enough, Berlin techno royalty Marcel Dettmann remixes the track for the flip side of the 12". Marcel transforms Untold's hectic original composition into a slow-building sublime exercise in dread-techno production and pummeling drums.

                          Press support from: Pitchfork, FACT, XLR8R, RA, Groove, Clash
                          DJ support from: Pearson Sound, James Blake, Mary Anne Hobbs, Tessela

                          In the lead up to his debut solo album the Ten Thousand Yen label boss returns home with four essential cuts, with two vocal features from LA's Seven Davis Jr. The EP is led by 'What's It Gonna Be?' which is already picking up early love in the clubs and on radio by the likes of Annie Mac & Skream. From the disco-charged drive of 'Together' to house/acid/techno morph 'Ghost Text' to the R&B lean of 'I Promise', the From Mine To Mistress EP is a diverse collection of tunes that really show off Daneeka's varied production style.

                          Early Support From:

                          Skream, Annie Mac, Jackmaster, Toddla T, Luke Solomon, Huxley, Eliphino, Martyn

                          Quotes:

                          Skream - "I absolutely love this! This tune is such a beaut"
                          Annie Mac - "One of our favourite producers of the moment"
                          Gilles Peterson - "All about Ghost Text for me. Big in the GP box"
                          Will Saul – “Love this”
                          Midland – “This is so dope. The A Side especially is such a groover”
                          Huxley – “This sounds fucking dope!”
                          Dusky - “All these are super solid, love the Seven collab :)”
                          Luke Solomon – “Ace EP”
                          Mosca – “Wicked groove”
                          Martyn – “Record is great”
                          Shenoda – “Big tune”.

                          After a short hiatus, Blawan & Pariah return with their influential Works The Long Nights imprint. Teaming up together once again as Karenn, here they display three tracks of all-hardware muscular techno experiments. Highly essential, therein keeping with traditions of the label and artist's previous output, of course.


                          Various Artists

                          I Am The Gorgon - Bunny 'Striker' Lee & The Roots Of Reggae

                          "‘Gorgon’ was a tune that Derrick Morgan did. ’Conquering Ruler’. I had a friend and he used to say ”Boy the man there a Gorgon” - it meant he was the champion. Derrick write the tune off his tune and I said “Cornell I want you to sing it”" - Bunny Striker Lee

                          Bunny Striker Lee’s standing in the Jamaican recording business has remained unassailable for over four decades. Bunny is known by many aliases including ‘Gorgon’. It was Cornell Campbell's ‘Gorgon’ produced by Bunny in 1975 that proved to be one of the defining records of the mid 70s when cut after cut after cut of tracks driven by Carlton "Santa" Davis newly invented "flying cymbal" style drumming dominated the dancehalls.

                          This double vinyl pressing includes cuts by Delroy Wilson, Cornell Campbell, Dennis Alcapons, The Uniques, Ken Boothe, Horace Andy, Johnny Clarke, Max Romeo, Stranger Cole & Tommy McCook, Prince Jazzbo, Linval Thompson and many more.

                          DVD is directed by Diggory Kendrick. It takes a close up look at the incredible career of the legendary larger then life jamaican record producer Bunny 'Striker' Lee, and the real roots of reggae music by the people who made it happen. Narrated by Dennis Alcapone and featuring contributions fromeveryone who is anyone on the reggae scene.


                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          2xLP Info: DVD (PAL, Reg 0) + CD.

                          Various Artists

                          Space Dance EP

                            From the tropics comes Whiskey Disco, a sneaky re-edit label bent on dredging the decanter for diffident dancefloor genius from latent disco perpetrators. It's loosely connected to Sleazy McQueen and his assorted cohorts.

                            Not one to overstate the obvious; the disco scene is fairly obsessed with the cosmos. Whiskey Disco #31, offers four more reasons to Space Dance!Hristo sets course for the stars with X-otic Love, an unhinged and epic ride from funky start to euphoric end. Next up is enigmatic editor, Satisfaction, Love & Passion's edit, Dance (Dance, Dance), a cut sent to us under the veil of night with no return address. For the return, we cruise towards home with Detroit's rising star, Pontchartrain as he guides us through some lesser known italo-influenced, synth heavy and floor packing reworks; Be My Lover + Dance With Me. T-minus 12''

                            Tony Allen

                            Film Of Life

                              For his tenth album, the human metronome of afrobeat, Tony Allen, has pulled out all the stops. At his side are the trio of producers The Jazzbastards and fellow world-class musicians, including Damon Albarn, who continues to build pioneering bridges between Africa and today’s music scene.

                              On 'Film Of Life' Tony Allen has given us an album that has the ring of a true self-portrait, an overview of his rich and exemplary career that brings together bebop, afrobeat, jazz and psychedelic pop. For the wizard of Lagos, who has always thought of his drums “as an orchestra” and who likes “to make them sing”, 'Film Of Life' marks the pinnacle of his achievement.

                              “Rhythm is the most perceptible and the least material thing in the world,” wrote John Miller Chernoff in his book, African Rhythm and African Sensibility. It has been thirty years since this observation inspired Brian Eno and David Byrne to revise their approach to music, but if African rhythms began to alter the course of Western pop music, it is above all down to Tony Allen. He embodies the vitality of those rhythms, placing them at the cutting edge of modern music, and over his fifty-year career, he has made himself a benchmark for musicians worldwide.

                              'Film Of Life' looks back on this amazing adventure while continuing to explore new horizons.

                              Beautiful Boy

                              Bodies / Kids In America

                                Rising like cream to the top of Brighton's music scene Beautiful Boy have already seen their debut AA single Home / Love No More (Raygun Records) establish them as the buzz band of 2014. Support slots with The Jezabels, The View, Luke Sital-Singh, Matthew And The Atlas,Treetop Flyers and Goldheart Assembly quickly followed and cemented the quintet's rise to recognition. Beautiful Boy's RAK Singles Club release has been produced by RAK's own Grammy award winning Richard Woodcraft (In Rainbows) - see that name on a sleeve and you know you are in for a treat. Watch out for them dragging Kids In America through Phil Spector's ears.

                                This is the second release in the RAK Singles Club series.

                                The first three acts out of the RAK Singles Club gate epitomise the label's agenda, to shine a spotlight on the best of new music with no restrictions of style or genre - the only condition is that the music is great and that the bands deserve an audience. While the A Sides are original songs written for the project, RAK asked each artist to cover a RAK catalogue song, and so the B Sides are modern takes on classics. The first lineup includes Steve Harley's Come Up And See Me (Make Me Smile), Kim Wilde's Kids In America and Cozy Powell's Dance With the Devil.

                                Each limited edition release is manufactured by Gearbox Records at their own analogue cutting facility in Kings Cross. Gearbox specialise in new music and lost treasures, and their extremely high sound quality is a perfect match for The RAK Singles Club. Together with the classic ship artwork and paper bag each single will present a future star (or occasional RAK megastar) for your listening pleasure.

                                Get Well Soon

                                The Lufthansa Heist

                                  Konstantin Gropper, artistically known as Get Well Soon, will be releasing three different EPs on three consecutive Mondays this coming November. These EPs will be available exclusively on limited edition 10” vinyl.

                                  Each EP has its own theme and its own release date.

                                  Konstantin Gropper explains: “These EPs are projects I’ve been meaning to do for quite a long time, but neither “concept” would have been suitable for an entire album, nor would they actually all add up to a coherent album, plus I do love these smaller formats. What’s more beautiful then three nice little 10inches with gorgeous black and white artwork all by the same artist (in this case, celebrated German painter Hermann Schenkel)?” he asks. And continues: “With the LUFTHANSA HEIST EP, I don’t exactly remember what prompted it. Whether it was a much too early midlife-crisis, a second wave of puberty, or simply a rush of nostalgia, something led me to the question: why did I start this in the first place? Inevitably I ended up at the place, or rather, the music that inspired me to pick up the guitar in the first place. I think it was called “College Rock” back then, and it sounded like Buffalo Tom or Lemonheads or Pavement.” (Editor’s note: Gropper is obviously way too young to have been around when the first wave of college rockers and slackers hit the scene, so how in hell he managed to record these songs, these crashing guitars and euphoric chords like this, is beyond us). “The “Henry…” EP is a reverence to one of my favourite German writers: Arnold Stadler, who has just turned 60. His novel “Death and I, the two of us” (“Der Tod und ich, wir zwei”) has been accompanying and inspiring me for quite a while now. These five songs are a musical tribute to this incredibly romantic, dark, smart and funny book. Self-pity, crooked biographies, fear of being alone, the ridiculousness of life and most of all the great longing. I could probably go on forever about this masterpiece, but I’d rather recommend reading the novel. And I do hope that the music will work on its own.” And then, of course, there are the covers. Playing other people’s songs has always been a good tradition at camp Get Well Soon. At one point I wanted to record a whole bunch of just mega-hits. I mean, real über-hits. Somehow that idea got lost in the making and I ended up recording Italian soundtrack obscurities instead, plus some songs everybody knows, and either loves or hates. Hey, if you take the saxophone out of “Careless Whisper” you actually end up with a pretty great song with meaningful lyrics. So I tried to de-cheese that one. But overall these songs have come up over the course of many years. I do hope the selection is controversial enough.”

                                  Mark Kozelek

                                  Sings Christmas Carols

                                    All songs performed by Mark Kozelek November/Decemeber 2013 in San Francisco.

                                    Bruce

                                    Not Stochastic

                                      Hessle Audio is happy to present its 27th single - a three-track 12" of glistening techno and broken abstractions by newcomer Bruce. Played from Benji B and Gilles Peterson on BBC radio, and Joy Orbison on his essential mix.


                                      Hashman Deejay

                                      Sandopolis

                                      The man from Moodhut drops his debut album... "six tracks of that sweet spot dance, in the tradition of Virgo 4, Stickman Records or the classic Italian acronym house labels like MBG and DFC".Future Times 2LP ... you know it's going to be nice!

                                      The Italian’s ambient and minimal electronic compositions are the subject of forthcoming retrospective from the Amsterdam label.

                                      The Music From Memory label was launched by Redlight Records founders Tako Reyenga, Abel Nagenast and Jamie Tiller earlier this year, sporting a proud mantra of “giving overlooked and unreleased music that we love a second chance”. Music From Memory’s debut release 'Liquid Diamonds' collated material from the 1980s private press output of Rhode Island resident Leon Lowman who had a penchant for detailing his romantic exploits over a backdrop of languid synth funk.

                                      The focus of attention for Music Of Memory’s next release falls on the works of celebrated ambient composer Gigi Masin. Born in Venice, Masin’s work has been sampled by the likes of Bjork and To Rococco Rot and his albums attract feverish acclaim, with Wind, Masin’s privately pressed debut LP a desired rarity for the only the most well-heeled of second hand collectors. It’s from this album and a selection of Masin’s other released works that Music From Memory draw from for the forthcoming double LP retrospective 'Talk To The Sea', which also includes a healthy amount of unreleased material.

                                      Staying on the Mediterranean coast for their third release, Music From Memory this time shift their attention to the work of Mallorcan musician Joan Bibiloni.

                                      Primarily a guitarist, Bibiloni was creating music at an early age, releasing his first single at the tender age of 15. In his twenties he formed Spanish prog-rock outfits Zebra and Euterpe where he would meet Pepe Milan, the two of them becoming the bluesy folk duo 'Milan & Bibiloni'. Bibiloni himself would later go on to play with a number of luminary musicians such as Larry Coryell, Daevid Allen and John Cage to name but a few.

                                      In 1982 Bibiloni set up his own label Blau in order to highlight the much overlooked work of musicians not only on his home island of Mallorca but across the Balearic Islands. In doing so he created a platform not only for
                                      local talent but also for his own music to breathe a new life, much influenced by the landscape and life that surrounds the islands.

                                      Whilst Bibiloni's first solo releases on his Blau imprint have stronger echoes of contemporary Jazz fusion of the time, it is on the album known as 'Una Vida Llarga I Tranquila' where Bibiloni really began to experiment with new sounds and technologies; fusing tape loops, drum computers and synthesizers.

                                      Taking these more electronic infused works as a departure point for the compilation and drawing on material from across his following five albums, ‘El Sur’ sets out to highlight Joan Bibiloni’s unique ambient fusion and sun-drenched Mediterranean beach boogie.

                                      It's been Local Talk bosses Mad Mats & Tooli's secret weapon during their DJ sets over the past months and have destroyed clubs from London to Berlin. With a super catchy chord theme, bumpy 4/4 beats and a slight UK feel this is as bad as it gets. It's just one of those tunes you immediately recognise and can relate with. Together with a deep journey house remix from AD Bourke and a fierce UK inspired bass/house mix from Colognes HADE we dare to say that this is one the finest releases on Local Talk so far.
                                      Original Bristol cat Crackazat (now residing in Uppsala, Sweden) got a sound that fuses jazz theories, electronic 4/4s with a deep UK underground mentality. Think Underground Resistance meets Floating Points and your almost there. Somewhere Else is the second single from Crackazat on Local Talk and in early 2015 he will drop his debut album Crescendo on Local Talk. .

                                      For some ageing producers, the nineties represent a lost land of hazy parties, forgotten nights and emotion-tugging tunes.

                                      But for the fresher-faced end of the dance music spectrum - such as the LA-based DJ and producer Urulu - those post acid house, pre-MP3 days are a neverland of the imagination, something to be relished vicariously through the mags, memories and music of 20-odd years ago.

                                      Two years back, Urulu - aka Taylor Freels - even released a single called '1991'. It might have made some grizzled club kids feel a bit old, but the love and euphoria in his music are there for all to hear.
                                      But jump right up to the minute, and Urulu is back in action for Sheffield's Shabby Doll label. His new EP, called 'Banshee Boardwalk', is an effervescent four-tracker that tingles with that gleaming, glitzy mid-nineties house sound, but that adds a tantalising 21st century twist to the mix. Snipped vocal clips, pulsing melodies and rattling build-ups crash over a compellingly crisp house groove, always with the ghost of disco dancing somewhere out back.

                                      The tracks 'Banshee Boardwalk' and 'Heaven Unlimited' both deliver a solid, pounding take on classic house, while 'BeforeHandMan' features a sumptuous vocal turn from Daj (New York's DeShawn Jenkins), before being twisted into darker, harsher remixed shapes by Shabby Doll labelmate James Welsh.

                                      Urulu might not have been there first time around, but with the nineties' house sound lifting hands aloft once more, he's giving it an original sheen that makes it matter all over again.

                                      The Charlatans

                                      Modern Nature - Deluxe Edition

                                        The album comes after a brutally difficult year for the band following the death from brain cancer of their old friend and drummer Jon Brookes last year. Rogers says that they were determined to carry on to honour Brookes' memory - "Jon was adamant that there was going to be another Charlatans record, and you have to put that into your own thoughts."

                                        The band went into their studio Big Mushroom in January 2014 and as Tim recalls "We were aching for the summer when we wrote it. It was freezing and we were trying to write songs that made us happy. “

                                        The result is Modern Nature. Featuring eleven new tracks, including the recent limited edition 7” single and 6 Music A List record ‘Talking In Tones’, the album was produced by The Charlatans and Jim Spencer and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Portishead). The album features a cacophony of contributors from their three temporary drummers - Pete Salisbury of The Verve, Stephen Morris of New Order and Gabriel Gurnsey of DFA's avant-disco group Factory Floor, to Kate Bushs’ backing singers Melanie Marshall and Sandra Marvin, strings by Sean O’ Hagan and brass courtesy of Dexys’ Big Jim Paterson. Q have already described the album as “ one the finest of their career.”

                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                        2xLtd LP Info: Deluxe vinyl includes 12" featuring the 4 bonus tracks.

                                        Prime Numbers & Trus'me once again compile some of their best vinyl releases from the last 12 months onto one essential 12 track CD.

                                        Featured are a selection of recent Trus'me remixes from the likes of Mosca, Skudge & Alan Fitzpatrick alongside some handpicked tracks from Prime Numbers highly regarded EP series.
                                        Two tracks from the diverse artist Adesse start us off. 'Metachemistry' is a fabulous blend of esoteric chugging jazz augmented by reedy vibes. Whilst 'Baayi' is a superbly deep & warm house production with metronomic wood blocks, organic keys, swinging drums & sublime vocal samples.

                                        R&S records' Truss is featured with his fantastic slice of raw classic techno in 'Redbrook' which is also joined by Fred P's remix taking the track into a whirlpool of beautifully crafted jazz'd tech house in true Black Jazz Consortium style.
                                        Massimo Di Lena steps up with 'You Better Hear', an off kilter mélange of cut up acidic bass moves & dissonant drums under hypnotic vocals. XDB brings his remix of this with a linear & subtle techno construction of bleeps & distant keys.
                                        Adesse adds to the mix again with his insistent 'Unititled Love', a homage to early 90's garage productions with whip hard snares & swirling vocal hook.

                                        Added to these are five remixes of Trus'me tracks from his album 'Treat Me Right'. Mosca takes the now classic 'Somebody' into a deep & bass heavy corner as only he can. Truncate makes 'Its Slow' sound like a lost Dance Mania release.
                                        Alan Fitzpatrick beefs up 'I Want You' with all the right anthemic ingredients creating a bonafide top of the night future classic.
                                        'Moonlight Kiss' is treated to the Skudge touch who turn out a warm house'd up rollout in their inimitable fashion.
                                        Finally French master Marcelus hightens the tension of 'Hindsight' stripping back the original to its bare essentials.

                                        This collection perfectly represents the diversity and direction of the Prime Numbers label and includes the pick of their vinyl releases over the past year.


                                        Prime Numbers are back with the next in their compiled EP series, once again selecting new tracks from producers who inspire & represent the sound of the label. This time it's a diverse outing, dwelling on the dubbier, more subtle side of things.

                                        The release starts with Modini, Following on from their excellent Turk EP for Dixon Basement Jams here they flip the script.'Attack Warning' fuses new wave & nu-beat styles with an almost ZTT-like sensibility. It's big, bold & direct with chopped vocal samples, an acidic bottom line & rock hard snares.

                                        Nick Sinna returns to the label with 'Come Again', a brooding piece with a distinctly UK feel. Various drum sounds are dextrously melded into a restrained afro tinged rhythmic workout.
                                        Luke Hess brings his own take to the track stripping back & tightening the elements whilst washing it in a Detroit solution for a more intense overall feel.

                                        Finally Hakim Murphy drops 'Synth Work'. Fantastically understated & ethereal the track draws you in with padded kicks, floating bleeps & squelched bass.

                                        'Earlier this year I received three tracks of hazy Brazilian dancehall-psych, precise bursts of trembling energy and breathless meaning, invoking cellular consciousness, seed consciousness, the brain of cellular life... Odes glorifying the DNA code...

                                        I gazed up at the grey gate of Heaven with a foreign eye and yelled 'What is this shit!?'

                                        I got my answer: "Cherry Garcia man...that's all you need to know"

                                        No further questions!

                                        Golf Channel every time !'

                                        Foo Fighters

                                        Sonic Highways

                                          Eagerly anticipated new album from U.S. rock gods Foo Fighters. The soundtrack to Dave Grohl's 8 episode HBO series documenting iconic musical cities across America.

                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                          Ltd LP Info: Heavyweight 180gm black vinyl with 9 different LP sleeves (all same catalogue number, pot luck on selection).

                                          Earl Zinger & Ashley Beedle

                                          Ghostdancers - Inc. Will LV Remix

                                          Esteemed conductor of the Black Science Orchestra, DJ supreme, top selector and all round legend Ashley Beedle delivers the third release on his warmly received and fast rising new house imprint Back To The World teaming up with Electronica artist Earl Zinger. Earl Zinger for those with a longer memory may better know him from his days fronting Galliano, or his spoken word epic 'Escape from Ibiza'.

                                          This track is in a similar vein and 'Ghostdancers' is a heartfelt love letter to japes and scrapes from days gone by, a proper Boys Own eye-witness account from two voices who were most definitely there.

                                          This reminisce is however served up over a great modern dance floor backing to bring it bang up to date, an almighty collaboration that has the full support of Giles Peterson and a wide range of jocks, featuring as it does the block party remixes by Bones who supplies vocal & instrumental re works plus A WILL LV Remix... No serious collection should be without this track, an authentic documentary on wax.

                                          Kasabian

                                          Stevie

                                            Limited one track 10" single taken from their platinum selling #1 album "48:13", written & produced by Sergio Pizzorno.

                                            Mono

                                            The Last Dawn

                                              MONO's 2014 musical offering is a departure from all that's gone before. It is the sound of a band heading in different directions, and coming together all at once. It is the sound of a band exploring their dark side and opening up to the light simultaneously.

                                              Since the dawn of MONO - where Under The Pipal Tree laid out their intentions in frenetic psychedelia - , right the way through to 2012’s For My Parents, their blissful path of musical meanderings grew ever more lavish. MONO evolved into an orchestral rock band and performed in prestigious venues in New York, London and Tokyo, with renowned orchestras by their sides. Following a wave of creative peaks, MONO regrouped and planned where to go next.

                                              This departure comes in the form of two albums; The Last Dawn and Rays of Darkness. Together but different. Side by side but opposites.

                                              The twin albums were recorded concurrently, yet conceptually and creatively, they are worlds apart. They are two sides to a story, but they remain hand in hand. Themes that have permeated MONO’s previous output are revisited through the conjoined albums: hope and hopelessness, love and loss, immense joy and unspeakable pain. Whilst one hand soothes, the other wreaks havoc.

                                              The "light" side of this chapter in the MONO story is THE LAST DAWN. The pared down tracks take inspiration from influences as diverse as minimalist film scores and vintage shoegaze. Noticeably more stripped back than their previous releases, the album clocks in at under forty minutes; the succinct offering proffers the hope, love and joy in a neatly wrapped package.

                                              When asked why MONO were releasing two album instead of, perhaps, one longer one, Taka simply says "There were black and white sides inside of me, like darkness and hope. It could not fit on one album."

                                              The Last Dawn and Rays of Darkness were recorded in May 2014, in Pennsylvania, USA, produced by MONO and engineered by Fred Weaver.

                                              Mono

                                              Rays Of Darkness

                                                MONO's 2014 musical offering is a departure from all that's gone before. It is the sound of a band heading in different directions, and coming together all at once. It is the sound of a band exploring their dark side and opening up to the light simultaneously.

                                                Since the dawn of MONO - where Under The Pipal Tree laid out their intentions in frenetic psychedelia - , right the way through to 2012’s For My Parents, their blissful path of musical meanderings grew ever more lavish. MONO evolved into an orchestral rock band and performed in prestigious venues in New York, London and Tokyo, with renowned orchestras by their sides. Following a wave of creative peaks, MONO regrouped and planned where to go next.

                                                This departure comes in the form of two albums; The Last Dawn and Rays of Darkness. Together but different. Side by side but opposites.

                                                The twin albums were recorded concurrently, yet conceptually and creatively, they are worlds apart. They are two sides to a story, but they remain hand in hand. Themes that have permeated MONO’s previous output are revisited through the conjoined albums: hope and hopelessness, love and loss, immense joy and unspeakable pain. Whilst one hand soothes, the other wreaks havoc.

                                                RAY OF DARKNESS is the more ominous and brooding beast. Notable for the absence of MONO’s near-trademark orchestral instruments, this album leans heavily on the aggression of blistering riffs, jarring angles, and a doom-layered undertone.

                                                Another dynamic is added by the involvement of post-hardcore pioneer, Tetsu Fukagawa of Envy; Tetsu provides vocals, for the first time ever on a MONO recording. The crescendos here seem all the more threatening, and the diminuendos feel that much more bleak.

                                                When asked why MONO were releasing two album instead of, perhaps, one longer one, Taka simply says "There were black and white sides inside of me, like darkness and hope. It could not fit on one album."

                                                The Last Dawn and Rays of Darkness were recorded in May 2014, in Pennsylvania, USA, produced by MONO and engineered by Fred Weaver.

                                                David Bowie

                                                Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)

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

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

                                                  Paul Gilroy / Stuart Baker

                                                  90 Degrees Of Shade: Image And Identity In The West Indies - 100 Years Of Photography In The Caribbean

                                                    Calypso, Voodoo, Sunshine, Communism, Reggae, Colonialism, The Slave Trade, Rum, Revolution, Industry and Tourism 100 years of the Caribbean image and identity is captured in this deluxe new hardback photography book. The image of the Caribbean is as much a creation of the outsider as it is the complex identity of its people a melting pot of races created out of the participants in the 400 year slave trade enforced Africans, indigenous Americans and their colonisers French, Spanish, German, Dutch, English. The identity of the Caribbean stands at this intersection of tourism, the detritus of the slave trade, colonialism and tropicality. The regions politics span a hot bed of ideas and radicalism from Castros Cuba, communist thorn in the side of North America, to the violent right-wing dictatorship of Haitis Papa Doc in the 1960s; from Manleys Jamaica in the 1970s to Eric Williams Trinidad in the 1960s. This book is a deluxe large format hardback book featuring 100s of fascinating and unique photographs that span one hundred years of Caribbean history, culture, industry and more as well as the subsequent diaspora of its people to America, England and elsewhere. The photographs show the many ways in which the region is portrayed from luscious and tropical backdrop of tourism and hedonism, to colonial outpost and revolutionary threat within North Americas own backyard.

                                                    Various Artists

                                                    90 Degrees Of Shade: Hot Jump-Up Island Sounds From The Caribbean LP 2

                                                      Soul Jazz Records’ new album ‘90 Degrees Of Shade’ features the music of the Caribbean - Mambo, Calypso, Mento, Merengue, Latin Jazz and much more. The music of Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and more all feature in this lightning journey through the many island sounds.

                                                      This is the sound of independence, righteous and hot jump-up sounds from the 1950s and 60s, an exciting period of endless new musical styles that would travel across the world - Mento, the Jamaican precursor to reggae; mambos and descargas from Cuba, Dominican Merengue, Haitian compas - it’s all here.

                                                      This album coincides with the release of Soul Jazz Records’ massive new deluxe large format hardback book ‘90 Degrees of Shade: 100 Years Of Photography In The Caribbean’ (with a foreword by Paul Gilroy), featuring hundreds of fascinating and unique photographs spanning one hundred years of Caribbean history.

                                                      The new album comes as a deluxe two-CD pack complete with large outsize booklet, packed full of info and original artwork. There are also two separate heavyweight double LP vinyl editions, each one housed in gatefold sleeves complete with insert, full text and free download code.

                                                      Various Artists

                                                      90 Degrees Of Shade: Hot Jump-Up Island Sounds From The Caribbean LP 1

                                                        Soul Jazz Records’ new album ‘90 Degrees Of Shade’ features the music of the Caribbean - Mambo, Calypso, Mento, Merengue, Latin Jazz and much more. The music of Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and more all feature in this lightning journey through the many island sounds.

                                                        This is the sound of independence, righteous and hot jump-up sounds from the 1950s and 60s, an exciting period of endless new musical styles that would travel across the world - Mento, the Jamaican precursor to reggae; mambos and descargas from Cuba, Dominican Merengue, Haitian compas - it’s all here.

                                                        This album coincides with the release of Soul Jazz Records’ massive new deluxe large format hardback book ‘90 Degrees of Shade: 100 Years Of Photography In The Caribbean’ (with a foreword by Paul Gilroy), featuring hundreds of fascinating and unique photographs spanning one hundred years of Caribbean history.

                                                        The new album comes as a deluxe two-CD pack complete with large outsize booklet, packed full of info and original artwork. There are also two separate heavyweight double LP vinyl editions, each one housed in gatefold sleeves complete with insert, full text and free download code.

                                                        Various Artists

                                                        90 Degrees Of Shade: Hot Jump-Up Island Sounds From The Caribbean

                                                          Soul Jazz Records’ new album ‘90 Degrees Of Shade’ features the music of the Caribbean - Mambo, Calypso, Mento, Merengue, Latin Jazz and much more. The music of Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and more all feature in this lightning journey through the many island sounds.

                                                          This is the sound of independence, righteous and hot jump-up sounds from the 1950s and 60s, an exciting period of endless new musical styles that would travel across the world - Mento, the Jamaican precursor to reggae; mambos and descargas from Cuba, Dominican Merengue, Haitian compas - it’s all here.

                                                          This album coincides with the release of Soul Jazz Records’ massive new deluxe large format hardback book ‘90 Degrees of Shade: 100 Years Of Photography In The Caribbean’ (with a foreword by Paul Gilroy), featuring hundreds of fascinating and unique photographs spanning one hundred years of Caribbean history.

                                                          The new album comes as a deluxe two-CD pack complete with large outsize booklet, packed full of info and original artwork. There are also two separate heavyweight double LP vinyl editions, each one housed in gatefold sleeves complete with insert, full text and free download code.


                                                          Jon Hopkins

                                                          Immunity + Asleep Versions

                                                            Jon Hopkins releases ‘Immunity’, his fourth solo album, via Domino.

                                                            A powerful, multi-faceted beast, packed with the most aggressively dancefloor-focussed music Hopkins has ever made, ‘Immunity’ is about achieving euphoric states through music.

                                                            Inspired by the arc of an epic night out, the album peaks with ‘Collider’, a huge, apocalyptic, techno monster and dissolves with the quiet, heartbreakingly beautiful closer, ‘Immunity’, a track featuring vocals from King Creosote, which could sit comfortably alongside the gems of their Mercury-nominated collaboration, ‘Diamond Mine’.

                                                            ‘Asleep Versions’ was recorded at Sundlaugin Studios, near Reykjavik, in February of this year. Intended to be heard as one single 25 minute piece, it is composed of four decelerated, dreamlike re-imaginings of tracks from the Mercury-nominated ‘Immunity’.

                                                            Representing the quieter, more meditative side of the album, these new explorations take its hypnotic, transcendent qualities to a far deeper level. At times almost painfully beautiful, the EP contains a new, semi-acoustic re-interpretation of album track ‘Form By Firelight’, featuring additional vocals from the Braids and Blue Hawaii lead vocalist, Raphaelle Standell.

                                                            Jon Hopkins

                                                            Asleep Versions

                                                              ‘Asleep Versions’ was recorded at Sundlaugin Studios, near Reykjavik, in February of this year. Intended to be heard as one single 25 minute piece, it is composed of four decelerated, dreamlike re-imaginings of tracks from the Mercury-nominated ‘Immunity’.

                                                              Representing the quieter, more meditative side of the album, these new explorations take its hypnotic, transcendent qualities to a far deeper level. At times almost painfully beautiful, the EP contains a new, semi-acoustic re-interpretation of album track ‘Form By Firelight’, featuring additional vocals from the Braids and Blue Hawaii lead vocalist, Raphaelle Standell.

                                                              Ann Peebles

                                                              Part Time Love

                                                                There were so many competent records coming out of Memphis that any burgeoning greatness can only be detected by a careful listening. Ann Peebles deserves that kind of extra care. Her style is so subtle and economical that the finer qualities of her talents might be passed over as being merely competent. This would be a crime because little Ann has so very much to offer.

                                                                Ann stresses the melody (rather than rhythm for its own sake). This is not to say she can’t sing funky; she can and does very effectively. It just means Ann shines extra brightly on the slower bluesy numbers. For example ‘Give Me Some Credit’ is such a moving lament, filtering faint traces of early Smokey Robinson and the album’s two most tender cuts, ‘I Still Love You’ and ‘Steal Away’ are the places where Ann Peebles makes such a great impression. These are the kinds of song that become ‘personal’ classics.

                                                                Ann sings seven up-tempo numbers on which she illustrates her tight, full-bodied voice and shows why she’s presently way up on R&B charts all over the country. Her renditions of ‘It’s Your Thing’, ‘Part Time Love’, and ‘Make Me Yours’ are unfettered delights.

                                                                Ann Peebles goes past the apparent and into the sublime. She stands beyond the predictably competent. And you know that’s where it’s at.

                                                                Hieroglyphic Being

                                                                The Fourth Dimensions Of A Nubian Mystic

                                                                Jamal Moss adopts his Hieroglyphic Being moniker to continue his spiritual journey through the cosmos with this new two tracker on Technicolour. Although his music takes cues from the EBM and House that played a huge part in the Chicago's musical underground in the late eighties and early nineties, from Ron Hardy and Adonis, the Mathematics boss has always blazed his own trail, fusing elements of Industrial, Avant-Jazz and Noise into his dancefloor brew. His tireless schedule of rough low-key releases over the last 12 years and his intense, very physical, psychedelic music, have made him a pioneer of what's recently come to be named 'Outsider House', although he prefers the more Sun-Ra like descriptors of 'Rhythmic Cubism' and 'Cosmic Be-Bop'. Listening to the sprawling and complex "Fourth Dimesion" these terms come alive, perfectly describing the intricate, crystalline sequences Moss layers and tessalates over a jacking beat. Hypnotic and celestial, this is the ideal post peak cut, perfect for transporting people out of their weary bodies and into a new plane of being. On the flipside's "Star Time" Moss explores similar ideas of melody and tone, but forces them through the other side of the wormhole, burying the signal beneath a wash of white noise. Deep, cerebral and spiritual, this could be only one man!




                                                                Hardway Bros

                                                                Sleaze EP - Inc. Kasper Bjorke Remix

                                                                  Hardway Bros (otherwise known as Sean Johnston of A Love From Outer Space) returns to Throne of Blood with their second EP. After successfully exploring Belgian New Beat influences on last years “A/B Music”/“Shorty” release, Sean continues to explore the darker side of vintage electronic tropes with the Sleaze EP.

                                                                  The EP’s opener “Legato” operates on the interface between electronic body music and early techno, invoking Chris & Cosey, nights at the Dorian Gray, Suicide and Belgian 24 hour Discotheques. Remixer Kasper Bjørke, riding a killer bass line, pushes things deep into late night warehouse rave territory.

                                                                  On the flipside, “Thoughts On Modern Living” comes over like a deranged early Murk production and is fashioned for late night basement jams.

                                                                  Closing out the EP is “Sleaze” a cover of a 1983 Marc (Almond) and The Mambas B-side and a collaboration featuring Horton Jupiter (They Came From The Stars I Saw Them / DJ Mystic Rock / Puwaba) on vocal duties and Mat Flint (Death In Vegas / Revolver / Deep Cut) providing guitar textures.


                                                                  Dense & Pika return to Hotflush with their first original material since last year's smash, "Colt". In the meantime they've not sat idle, instead issuing a chart topping remic of Paul Woolford's "Erotic Discourse" with the signature bombast they carry with them into the "Klank EP". Four tracks leave plenty of room for variety, however; from the toecap shuffle of the eponymous lead track to 'Slacker''s binary jack via the pared-down house groove that is 'Slowhand'. Without even mentioning the aquatic depths explored by 'Wandering Hands', we can already see Dense & Pika's muscles at full flex. As you'd expect, the duo come correct yet again with four proper main room wall shakers.


                                                                  Marlboro Men

                                                                  (Ride On) Iron Horse

                                                                    A long established classic of the Deep Funk genre, the Marlboro Men's 'Iron Horse' has been filling dance floors and appearing on wants lists for many a year. As such it's surely long overdue a 45 reissue as is, but what makes this release really special and essential for any funk collector is the inclusion on the flip side of the previously unreleased instrumental version of 'Iron Horse', appearing here for the first time as taken from the original, 40 year old master tapes.




                                                                    Young Jessie

                                                                    You Were Meant For Me / Mary Lou

                                                                      Two incredible sides from the legendary Young Jessie. 'You Were Meant For Me' is a timeless piece of jazzy, dancefloor blues from the rapidly changing early '60s era. On the flipside, an equally excellent updated reworking of Young Jessie's 1956 hit 'Mary Lou'. Cut during his stint with Mercury Records, both sides boast superb production and impeccable musicianship, and of course that trademark, oaky baritone of Obie Jessie himself


                                                                      Apple And The 3 Oranges

                                                                      Love Brings Out The Best Of You / My Baby

                                                                        Pure Californian funky soul sunshine from drummer and bandleader Edward 'Apple' Nelson, who first featured for Jazzman way back on our California Funk compilation with the tough and gritty 'Curse Upon the World'. Originally issued in scant numbers on Apple's own Sagittarius imprint, 'Love brings Out The Best In You' is a far lighter affair, a breezy Northern soul dancer which lilts away like a hot Cali afternoon.


                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                        Jamaican Skarama

                                                                          Japanese imprint Dub Store reissue this excellent LP of Ken Khouri productions for Federal, with the tracks recorded between 1964 and 1965. Originally out on the Kentone label in 1965, the set shows the ska scene in full swing, but also drops in some soul great harmony soul cuts, always popular on the island. The recordings are pretty rough and ready, but the quality of the songs still shines through - a real treat for fans of 60s Jamaican music. Featuring The Maytals, The Techniques, Dobby Dobson, Eddie Perkins, Sneer-Towners, Stranger & Patsy, The X-Rays, Eric Morris and more.

                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                          LP Info: Ultra-limited Japanese import. Comes in hard paste-on board sleeve with obi band.

                                                                          CD Info: Ultra-limited Japanese import. digi-pack sleeve with obi band.

                                                                          Eaves

                                                                          As Old As The Grave

                                                                            The three track ‘As Old As The Grave’ EP is released on Heavenly Recordings.

                                                                            Still in his early 20s and based in Leeds, having grown up on the other side of the Pennines, the three tracks are a startling introduction to Eaves’ effortless and intuitive songwriting talent.

                                                                            The EP perfectly showcases his versatility - ‘As Old As The Grave’, produced by Cam Blackwood (London Grammar, George Ezra) in his London studio, is grand-scale, while ‘Timber’, recorded at the archaic Greenmount studios in Leeds, is a stark piano and vocal take and ‘Alone In My Mind (For Mannington Bowes)’ features Eaves accompanied by only his acoustic guitar.

                                                                            “A mightily impressive first step” - The Line Of Best Fit

                                                                            The Voyeurs

                                                                            Rhubarb Rhubarb

                                                                              The album follows their debut, ‘Clarietta’, which was released in May 2013.

                                                                              Recorded at the Flesh & Bone and The Premises studios in East London, the 10-track album was produced by Oli Bayston (Boxed In).

                                                                              “The new album has a colder, darker feeling than the first one,” says Charlie. “One of my favourite records is Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin’, which swings between a cold starkness and a kind of brilliant pomposity. We wanted to have those two elements - really stripped-down moments of just tambourine alongside ten layers of harmonised guitar.”

                                                                              The result is an album that looks determinedly out into the world but also maintains contact with the band’s origins.

                                                                              “There’s a lot of noise around in the world today,” says Charlie. “I was thinking of the idea of making noise but not really saying anything. The idea of ‘rhubarb, rhubarb’ is unscripted background conversation in plays and on television. Today people are commenting on things all the time, commenting in new ways - Twitter and things. But a lot of it’s just more background, another kind of ‘rhubarb, rhubarb’…”

                                                                              Temples

                                                                              Sun Structures - Deluxe Edition

                                                                                ‘Sun Structures’ was the 12-track debut album from Kettering’s finest psych-rockers. The album was produced by the band’s James Bagshaw and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer.

                                                                                This new deluxe edition includes 'Sun Restructured', a ‘reanimation’ of their much-acclaimed debut album by Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve (Erol Alkan and Richard Norris), released on Heavenly Recordings.

                                                                                Taking the original record as their guide, Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve have created a kaleidoscopic trip that redefines and takes the original into new, twisted sonic spaces.

                                                                                Using five re-interpreted tracks (‘Sand Dance’, ‘Shelter Song’, ‘A Question Isn’t Answered’, ‘Golden Throne’ and ‘Move With The Season’) from the original album to form the spine of the record, the 42-minute journey is interwoven with tweaked and warped snatches of other tracks from ‘Sun Structures’.

                                                                                Spookyland

                                                                                Rock And Roll Weakling

                                                                                  Play It Again Sam are pleased to announce details of the UK debut from Sydney’s worst kept secret. Spookyland, the moniker for the folk infused rock and roll wunderkind endeavours of Marcus Gordon, mark their arrival with ‘Rock And Roll Weakling’.

                                                                                  Meanwhile, having originally released the mini album through their home city label Monday Records earlier this year, Spookyland transverse the continents with the imminent release of their US debut single on Canvasclub - the imprint of Canvasback, previously home to the likes of The Strokes , Kings Of Leon, My Morning Jacket et al - US dates beckon alongside planned shows at New York’s annual CMJ convention.

                                                                                  Featuring the mercurial talents of Gordon at the fore, Spookyland embark on a musical rollercoaster having attracted exhaustive comparisons - be it from Sydney’s media to bloggers further afield - seeing the band make an indelible impression, even at this early stage. The ‘Rock And Roll Weakling’ EP does nothing to dispel those plaudits.

                                                                                  Gordon details the tracks “as coming from different times and cycles of fixation.” ‘Blood In The Rain’ and ‘Silly Fucking Thing’ come from when I was really young, self evident in their naivety and overblown audacity. ‘Adventure Song’ comes from an abandoned conceptual folk album, whilst the title track was written for this release.

                                                                                  “An enviable confidence that will hopefully carry him far and wide as a vocalist, producer and performer” - NME

                                                                                  “An utterly magnetizing vulnerability” - Pitchfork

                                                                                  Small Faces

                                                                                  There Are But Four Small Faces

                                                                                    Small Faces’ debut USA album released on Andrew Loog Oldham’s Immediate Records in 1968 has been newly expanded and remastered in 2014 from the original master tapes for the first time ever.

                                                                                    Also available on 180 gram vinyl cut directly from the original production master tape by Matt Colton at Air Studios, London. The cutting session was conducted under the supervision of Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan.

                                                                                    Small Faces

                                                                                    Small Faces

                                                                                      ‘Small Faces’, originally released in June 1967, was the band’s debut album for Andrew Loog Oldham’s Immediate Records. Recorded at IBC and Olympic Studios in London with Glyn Johns, this connoisseur’s favourite saw the group expand their sonic playground from pop and R&B to include acid-inspired psychedelia (‘Green Circles’), music hall (‘All Our Yesterdays’), waltz-time folk-rock (‘Become Like You’) to quintessential Small Faces pop at its most taut and swinging (‘Get Yourself Together’ - Paul Weller’s all-time favourite Small Faces song.

                                                                                      With the full co-operation of surviving Small Faces members Kenney Jones and Ian ‘Mac’ McLagan, a massive tape recovery and remastering programme has enabled the original albums to sound better than at any time since the 60’s.

                                                                                      The LP edition was cut direct from recently discovered analogue master tapes on a Neumann VMS 80 mastering lathe by Matt Colton at Air Studios during February 2012, under the supervision of Kenney Jones and Small Faces remastering engineer Nick Robbins. The albumn on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl, is a lavish recreation of the original Immediate mono LP and adds an exclusive illustrated inner sleeve featuring sleeve notes, photos and full band credits and recording details.

                                                                                      Small Faces

                                                                                      Odgens' Nut Gone Flake - Picture Disc

                                                                                        With the full co-operation of both surviving Small Faces members, Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan, the last five years have seen a massive programme of tape recovery and upgrading. Masters have been pulled in from all over the world, including Immediate label multitracks from the Kenney Jones and Charly Records archives. Using these, it is now possible to represent all of the Small Faces’ original albums sounding better than at any time since the Sixties and to add a whole host of newly discovered tracks and alternative versions. The new editions will also feature original artwork and contemporary photos and publicity material alongside comprehensive new notes by band experts.

                                                                                        ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake’, recorded in late 1967 and early 1968 and released in the summer of that year, is by far and away the Small Faces’ best-known and most successful album. Alongside classic tracks like ‘Lazy Sunday’, ‘Afterglow’ and ‘Rollin’ Over’, it even added a conceptual twist with the story of ‘Happiness Stan’ and the narrations of Stanley Unwin. Loved also for its crazy round packaging, the record represents the band’s finest hour, though soon after its release the Small Faces were no more, having morphed into the Faces and Humble Pie.

                                                                                        The remastered 180gm picture disc vinyl edition features the newly re-mastered mono mix of the original album.

                                                                                        Mariachi El Bronx

                                                                                        III

                                                                                          Mixed by Rob Schnaph and produced by John Avila (Oingo Boingo), ‘III’ is available in all formats, including day-glo orange vinyl, via ATO Records.

                                                                                          It’s the band’s third Mariachi album, this time approaching writing from a different direction. For ‘III’, Mariachi El Bronx dusted off old sequencers, synths and an ARP.

                                                                                          Certain tones echo through this 10 song album - the feel of a band coming into their own, extending the proverbial middle finger to tradition (and backing it up 100%).

                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                          Ltd LP Info: limited edition coloured vinyl.

                                                                                          Torn Hawk

                                                                                          Let's Cry And Do Pushups At The Same Time

                                                                                            Let’s Cry And Do Pushups At The Same Time is the most recent statement from Torn Hawk aka producer and video artist Luke Wyatt.

                                                                                            It's difficult to neatly categorize Wyatt's genre-refracting productions. The nuts & bolts are built from live guitar, drum machines, junky synths, and layers of samples which are smeared into a cohesive whole.

                                                                                            Wyatt's guitar moves between the meditations of Manuel Göttsching, the jangle-grid of The Chameleons and the saturation of Medicine. Throw in the melodrama of a sax on a Don Henley hit, and you get a better idea of Torn Hawk's playfully sincere sensibility.

                                                                                            Torn Hawk, the alias of Luke Wyatt, makes visceral and toxic music somehow feel sunkissed and melodic. His beats can sound as though they were programmed by William Burroughs, garbled and diced to the point of mesmerism. – Pitchfork

                                                                                            A Brooklyn-based audio-visual artist whose distinctive approach to both mediums is defined by a narrative-driven, trippy and decayed aesthetic that’s been described by the man himself as “mulch” . – JunoPlus

                                                                                            Joanna Gruesome / Trust Fund

                                                                                            Split EP

                                                                                              Riotous teenagers Joanna Gruesome are a five-piece noisepop/C86-ish/punk/riot grrrl/whatever band from Cardiff that sound like 'You Made Me Realise' era My Bloody Valentine being channelled by sloppy punk kids. They like quiet and sweet melodies, hardcore punk drumbeats and brutal feedback. Equal parts Huggy Bear and classic Dinosaur Jr, in the space of five minutes their boy-girl high velocity terror-pop can veer from jangle to riot, from sweaters to torn tights, from feedback to swoon.

                                                                                              A Little About Trust Fund... Primarily the project of Bristol musician Ellis Jones, the Trust Fund project had its early, early roots in R&B while last year's 'Don't Let Them Begin' EP (which is totally great BTW and came out through Reeks of Effort in October 2013) saw him combine a folk-ish indie rock sound compared with Waxahatchee and Neutral Milk Hotel.

                                                                                              The Special AKA

                                                                                              In The Studio

                                                                                                True innovators of the punk era, The Specials began the British ska revival craze, combining the highly danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude, and taking on a more focused and informed political and social stance than their predecessors and peers.

                                                                                                By October 1981, constant touring and differences over musical direction saw the original band line-up split but they soon regrouped and reformed as The Special AKA and released their third album In the Studio in 1984. The album was over two years in the making and featured hit singles "(Free) Nelson Mandela" and "Racist Friend".

                                                                                                Now digitally remastered and reissued on heavyweight 180g black vinyl.

                                                                                                Adventures / Pity Sex

                                                                                                Split 7"

                                                                                                  Pity Sex and Adventures have teamed up to make their long-anticipated split EP one of the year’s most interesting releases.

                                                                                                  Adventures leads off the a-side with “Flowing Through,” a slow-burning emo anthem highlighted by the honest, cathartic refrain: “I’ve been pretending to have a grasp on solid ground”.

                                                                                                  Pity Sex’s “Acid Reflex” is another fuzzy indie pop gem in the band’s small but impressive catalogue. The call and response verses sung by guitarists Brennan Greaves and Britty Drake make the track an easy sing-along, but lyrics like “I need drugs, I need God, I need comfort,” show that the Michigan quartet is still dealing with plenty of demons.

                                                                                                  Each band also offers a cover on the split: Adventures takes on the hardcore classic “Behind This Wall” by Turning Point with all the aggression of the original, and Pity Sex offers their fantastic rendition of the Pixies’ classic, “Gigantic”.

                                                                                                  For fans of: Dinosaur Jr, My Bloody Valentine, Tigers Jaw, Brand New.

                                                                                                  Neil Young

                                                                                                  Storytone - Deluxe Edition

                                                                                                    Neil Young releases his latest studio album via Reprise Records. “Storytone” has 10 brand new compositions recorded live in the studio with a 92-piece orchestra, choir and Young. He took a different approach with this record, first recording the songs on his own in a solo-setting, then creating compelling versions of the songs in a new light with an orchestra and big band, resulting in a deeply-personal emotional listening experience throughout the new record.

                                                                                                    The deluxe 2CD edition contains both standard and solo versions of the album.

                                                                                                    Neil Young

                                                                                                    Storytone

                                                                                                      Neil Young releases his latest studio album via Reprise Records. “Storytone” has 10 brand new compositions recorded live in the studio with a 92-piece orchestra, choir and Young. He took a different approach with this record, first recording the songs on his own in a solo-setting, then creating compelling versions of the songs in a new light with an orchestra and big band, resulting in a deeply-personal emotional listening experience throughout the new record.



                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                      CD Info: The standard CD features the 10 orchestral song versions of “Storytone”

                                                                                                      Adelaide producer Mic Mills releases his long awaited debut EP on Untzz Twelve Inch, a label he has contributed to since day one.

                                                                                                      Tasty Little Fruit and it’s accompanying dub version stomp around tastefully distorted analog drums, well picked samples and a delectable modular bass line to boot. Watch the tempo change!

                                                                                                      Mic’s soundtrack to a fellow label mate and his adventures in love fill the flip side

                                                                                                      Bernard Herrmann

                                                                                                      Vertigo OST

                                                                                                        Herrmann wrote the bulk of the score for Vertigo, considered by many critics and by Herrmann himself to be his finest film score, in a little over a month.

                                                                                                        Hitchcock places Herrmann’s background music in direct opposition to music that is played deliberately as part of the action of the film. While Herrmann’s score represents the forces of destiny and the mysterious dream world inhabited by Madeleine, music that Midge plays on her radio and record player represents her world and the norms and strictures of conventional society.

                                                                                                        Herrmann scored the swirling harps and strings that imbue most of the pivotal action sequences in the film to mirror the vertigo that dogs the protagonist. Essential.


                                                                                                        Arthur Russell

                                                                                                        Love Is Overtaking Me - Audika Edition

                                                                                                          Compiled from over eight hours of material, Love Is Overtaking Me reaches back further to Russell’s first compositions from the early `70s, the most rare and, at the same time, arguably the most accessible part comprising 21 demos and home recordings of unreleased pop, folk and country songs selected by Audika’s Steve Knutson, Ernie Brooks and Russell’s companion, Tom Lee. A number of the songs feature prominently in the film Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell.


                                                                                                          Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

                                                                                                          In The Heat Of The Moment

                                                                                                            1st single taken from Noel Gallagher’s High flying Birds “Chasing Yesterday” album.

                                                                                                            Verckys & L'Orchestre Vévé

                                                                                                            Congolese Funk, Afro-Beat & Psychedelic Rumba 1969 €

                                                                                                              Congo’s turbulent and exhilarating ‘70s: Nightclubs and dance floors were packed to the brim in the capital, Kinshasa. Exuberant crowds, still giddy from independence a decade prior, grooved to the sounds of the country`s classics. In fact the whole continent was submerged into the Congolese Rumba craze. Encouraged by the fantastic productions of the Ngoma label, vibrant radio waves had been spreading the Congo sound from Leopoldville all over the continent, becoming the countries’ No.1 export. The unexpected success nurtured an incredible wealth of talented musicians. One of them was Verckys, who, at age 18, became a member of the country´s most dominant and influential band; Franco´s OK Jazz.

                                                                                                              This “relationship” however was short-lived as Verckys, aka Georges Mateta Kiamuangana, now a versatile and potent multi instrumentalist, had plans of his own - the formation of Orchestre Vévé in 1968, with the aim of reinventing and modernising the Congolese sound. Blending the ever influential prowess of James Brown with Congolese Merengue, Rumba and Soukous, Verckys stripped away the conventional approach that O.K. Jazz had pioneered, allowing his saxophone-laced melodies to dominate.

                                                                                                              Pixies

                                                                                                              Doolittle 25

                                                                                                                To celebrate its 25th anniversary, 4AD will release PIXIES: Doolittle 25, a deluxe, three-disc package that brings together for the first time all the album's B-sides, Peel Sessions and demos from the time, along with the original album. Nearly half of the tracks on this album are being commercially released for the first time.

                                                                                                                Doolittle, the second studio album from Pixies - Black Francis, Joey Santiago, Kim Deal and David Loverng - was to prove a pivotal moment for both band and the wider scene. For the few years prior, the band had enjoyed cult status in their homeland with their early records having to find their way in to the US on import. Their secret was well and truly out in 1989 though when their British label (4AD) joined forces with American giant Elektra in time for Doolittle to receive a full domestic release.

                                                                                                                Produced by Gil Norton and recorded between two studios (Downtown Recorders in Boston MA and Carriage House Studios in Stamford CT) in late-1988, Doolittle was an instant hit, containing some of the band’s most memorable singles (‘Monkey Gone To Heaven’, ‘Here Comes Your Man’, ‘Debaser’). A slow-burn success story followed, helping them to sell in excess of a million copies in the US alone.

                                                                                                                An important record, included among the many plaudits thrown Doolittle’s way was Pitchfork ranking it at Number 4 in their Best Albums of the 80s poll, while NME writers in 2004 named it their Second Best Album of All Time. The band toured Doolittle in 2009 to celebrate its 20th birthday and 5 years on from then, it’s now time to give it the deluxe release treatment it deserves.

                                                                                                                The 3xCD VERSION: Doolittle 25 contains an impressive 50 tracks with the original album on disc one, 2 full Peel Sessions & 6 B-sides on disc two and the complete album in demo form plus 7 bonus tracks on disc three.

                                                                                                                The 2xLP VERSION: A gatefold 2 LP version is also being released, with two pieces of 180g black vinyl being pressed - the first containing 6 B-Sides and 2 full Peel Sessions and the second being the album in complete demo form plus 3 bonus tracks. A download card is included, offering access to all LP tracks plus 4 more bonus tracks.

                                                                                                                Like all other Pixies sleeves before it, Vaughan Oliver returns to oversee its design, reinterpreting his original artwork and Simon Larbalestier’s photographs to create a stunning design using metallic ink.

                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                2xLP Info: Gatefold 2LP version, with two pieces of 180g black vinyl being pressed - the first containing 6 B-Sides and 2 full Peel Sessions and the second being the album in complete demo form plus 3 bonus tracks. A download card is included, offering access to all LP tracks plus 4 more bonus tracks.

                                                                                                                3xCD Info: Doolittle 25 contains an impressive 50 tracks with the original album on disc one, 2 full Peel Sessions & 6 B-sides on disc two and the complete album in demo form plus 7 bonus tracks on disc three.

                                                                                                                Haim

                                                                                                                My Song 5 - Heart Shaped Edition

                                                                                                                  A heart shaped picture disc 10" release. Haim conclude an irresistible eighteen months with the release of their final single from the incredible 'Days Are Gone' LP. The re-recorded version of 'My Song 5' features additional vocals by A$AP Ferg.

                                                                                                                  The release of 'My Song 5' comes straight off the back of a show-stealing performance at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, and in celebration of their final UK  /Ireland shows of the year at the Latitude and Longitude Festivals in July.



                                                                                                                  Maurice Louca

                                                                                                                  Benhayyi Al-Baghbaghan (Salute The Parrot)

                                                                                                                    Salute the Parrot signals a departure for Louca from his first solo album Garraya – in which he composed electronic music unaccompanied - into the realms of acoustic orchestrations, both composed and improvised. "Featuring guest performances by Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls, Alvarius B.), Sam Chalabi (Land of Kush, Shalabi Effect), Tamer Abu Ghazaleh (Solo Artist/Alif), Khaled Yassine (Anouar Brahem/Alif) and vocals by Egyptian Mahraganat MCs Amr 7a7a and Alaa 50, to name a few. Those who may have heard live iterations of Salute the Parrot at Louca’s jaw dropping shows across the Arab world and Europe over the last couple of years, will encounter a much more complex and hard hitting work of many influences. From psychedelic to Egyptian Shaabi, Louca shatters the confines of musical and cultural labelling with a work that is truly unique. The album’s new live and acoustic elements, coupled with limited pre-recorded material, present ample space for improvisation and fluidity within its composition. Its eight tracks offering a unique record of this new vision, and preparing the ground for future live performances of Salute the Parrot which will never sound totally the same. For the design of the album artwork, Louca collaborated with Egyptian visual artist Maha Maamoun, who’s videos and photographs address the form and function of images that are found in mainstream culture, to act as a lens through which familiar images are seen in novel and insightful ways.

                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                    Ltd LP Info: Limited green vinyl pressing.

                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                    Jerome Derradji Presents - The House That Jackmaster Hater Built

                                                                                                                      "I want them to hate me for putting this out" says Jackmaster Hater, referring to tracks once possessed by a mere handful of Chicago House DJs. These recordings, traded secretly on tape, were exclusive to the likes of Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles.

                                                                                                                      Here is the new compilation by Jerome Derradji with Kevin Starke, aka the infamous Jackmaster Hater and owner of Kstarke Records in Chicago.
                                                                                                                      It is one of the sickest slice of Chicago House Music ever released.

                                                                                                                      This compilation features ultra rare and lost Chicago classics paired with a nice selection of newer tracks produced by Jackmaster Hater and his friends, all nicely laid out on a DCD and 2 DLPs. The DLPs come with a killer poster and the DCD features a booklet about Kstarke records and Kevin Starke and a few more surprises.

                                                                                                                      It includes rare tracks by Ron Hardy, James "Jack Rabbit" Martin, Terrence Woodard, Traxmen and many more.

                                                                                                                      This is the real sound of Chicago.


                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                      Beats In Space 15th Anniversary

                                                                                                                        Emanating from the mists of NYC's over-populated airwaves since 1999, Tim Sweeney's Beats In Space show has long been a beacon of quality, originality and cutting edge music on a weekly basis for electronic music fans world-wide. The standard and variety of the regular guests has always been extremely high and international DJ's and artists such as DJ Harvey, Four Tet, Ben UFO, Move D, Jamie XX, Prosumer, James Murphy, Carl Craig, Gerd Janson, Todd Terje and many more have all graced the BIS turntables at one time or another in the last decade and a half. It is this open minded approach to music and quality control that marks BIS out from the crowd as a radio show and as a record label. This is all down to Tim Sweeney's flawless programming and dedication to his audience. Each and every week on a Tuesday evening Tim takes to the airwaves with a selection of the best old and new music the underground has to offer and the world tunes in. On this special compilation celebrating BIS 15th anniversary we are treated to two discs of stellar picks from Tim's record bag, the first disc is a mix recorded in the WNYU studio a host of exclusive tracks and edits from Azari & III, Edwin Starr, Dukes Of Chutney & Secret Circuit. The second disc is a collection of BIS classics and influences that have steered the direction that the show has taken since its inception, including some killer under the radar gems and secret weapons from the likes of John Talabot, Matias Aguayo, Plaid and Tensnake. Both mixes help to tell the story of one of the most enduring, vital radio shows out there - Long live Beats In Space!

                                                                                                                        Former Padded Cell and Bronx Dogs man Richard Sen has made some great records in his time, and "Songs of Pressure" is up there with the best of them. Joining the dots between murky dub disco, horror soundtracks and EBM, it layers spooky, delay-laden synthesizer motifs and wonky vocal samples atop a heavy dub rhythm and punchy machine drums. Pals Andrew Weatherall and Timothy J Fairplay deliver a bongo-laden, dubbed-out revision (part wayward exotica, part humid Balearic dub), while Acca strips the track down to its' nare bones for a ket-addled Dub. It's a fantastic 12", and limited to just 99 copies. You snooze, you lose.

                                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                        12" Info: Limited to 99 copies

                                                                                                                        Aim Vinyl returns with a classic house EP from UK Artist William Smith aka Arnaldo with an exquisite club EP that sum up his previous works on labels like Smallville and Blank Slate. Three tracks that range from classic piano driven club tracks paired with UK influenced beats to laid back and atmospheric house grooves with sophisticated, multilayered sound architectures.

                                                                                                                        Wilson Pickett

                                                                                                                        Hey Jude

                                                                                                                          “Hey Jude” is the classic 1969 release by Wilson Pickett cut with the Muscle Shoals session crew while Duane Allman added his intense, bluesy guitar to the mix. This album of hard Southern soul features Pickett in top form with his powerful vocals featured on soul tunes such as “A Man And A Half” and “Toe Hold” alongside choice rock covers including the title track and “Born To Be Wild”. Reissued on 180 gram vinyl with tip on jacket by 4 Men With Beards.

                                                                                                                          Julee Cruise

                                                                                                                          Floating Into The Night - 180g Vinyl Edition

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


                                                                                                                            Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra

                                                                                                                            Sign Of The Myth

                                                                                                                              In 1972, Sun Ra inked a high-profile deal with ABC / Impulse, bringing his recorded work to the widest audience he’d had to date. A slew of Saturn back catalog titles and two newly-recorded albums (Astro Black, Pathways To Unknown Worlds) were issued before ABC cancelled the contract, dumped the records into the cut-out bins, and left the unreleased albums to languish. Now, over four decades later, Roaratorio is proud to offer one of the lost Impulse recordings for the first time. Sign Of The Myth hails from the same studio session as Pathways, and shares its emphasis on guided improvisations. With a constantly shifting palette of Moog textures, Ra tosses off a dazzling array of ideas throughout, supported by the usual Arkestra stalwarts; in particular, bassist Ronnie Boykins and drummer Clifford Jarvis are in shining form here, giving shape and solidity to these pieces. Sign Of The Myth is a welcome augmentation to an especially fertile period from Sun Ra’s time on Earth.

                                                                                                                              Bob Marley

                                                                                                                              The Jamaican Singles

                                                                                                                                The very first recording session by Bob Marley, long before he became the international icon of pop culture we all love and remember, took place at Federal Studios in Kingston, Jamaica for local music producer Leslie Kong in February 1962. Two singles were released from that session both on the Beverley’s label, the first credited to Robert Marley and the second to Bobby Martell. Both are collected here on this limited edition vinyl 10”.

                                                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                                                Soundway Records Present - Ten Cities

                                                                                                                                  Brand new electronic compilation on the Soundway Label.

                                                                                                                                  50 electronic music producers and instrumentalists from Berlin, Bristol, Cairo, Johannesburg, Kiev, Lagos, Lisbon, Luanda, Nairobi, Naples were invited to collaborate in studios over the course of more than six months.

                                                                                                                                  As a result, hip-hop from the squats of Naples, dubstep and bass from Bristol and Lisbon, experimental techno from Berlin and jazz-tinged deep-house from Kiev are thrust upon the pumping kuduro of Luanda, the free-thinking crackled electronica of Cairo, the afro-jazz of Lagos & Johnannesburg, and the Sheng street slang of Kenyan hip-hop and rap.

                                                                                                                                  A selection of the results of these cross-continental experiments can be heard on this record.

                                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                                  Music From Planet Earth - A Soundway Collection

                                                                                                                                    Brand new compilation from the great Soundway Records Label. 'Music from Planet Earth' is compilation of music selected from some of Soundway Records' current roster of active artists. More than ever in 2014 the moniker 'world music' seems redundant. A term used to lump everything that isn't from a certain place or sung in a dominant language into one cate- gory that receives less attention from nearly all mainstream music media is an unhelpful one to say the least. Soundway Records aims to support new (and old) music that doesn't always fit into a convenient genre. That could be a band based in London formed of musicians from 6 countries making hybrid pop music sung in a Nigerian dialect. It could be music made in South Africa by five people of completely different age, race and background. It could be synth-funk sung in Spanish and English by a New York native of Cuban heritage. It could be made by an English producer who hooked up with purveyor of psychedelic cumbia from Bogota and put together a super-group of Colombian session players. Or an Angolan-born Portuguese producer based in Lisbon working with MCs, dancers and musicians from Nairobi, Luanda and Newcastle. A collective of Aucklanders with backgrounds as diverse as Nigeria, Trinidad and Sudan rocking crowds and making music in New Zealand. Surrealist Electronica with Arabic vocals from Brittany by way of Brooklyn or Spanish / Sri Lankan experimental sound textures forged late at night in Camden Town. Call it anything, we might not have the answers just please stop calling it 'world music'.

                                                                                                                                    Gil Scott-Heron’s “Pieces Of A Man” is one of the most important albums in the history of black American music. Although it didn’t set the charts alight, it stands as a masterpiece alongside contemporary works such as Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”, Stevie Wonder's "Innervisions", Curtis Mayfield’s debut LP, Funkadelic's “Maggot Brain” and Isaac Hayes’ “Shaft”. All were brilliant in their way, but lyrically Scott-Heron was on a different level from almost every other writer. “Pieces Of A Man” was contemporary music performed by great jazz players, directed and prompted by Scott-Heron and his collaborator Brian Jackson, who at the time was not yet 20 years old.

                                                                                                                                    Scott-Heron had come to the attention of Flying Dutchman label owner Bob Thiele via World Books, the publisher of his first novel, The Vulture, and a small book of his poetry, Small Talk At 125th And Lenox. He wanted to record an album of music but Thiele could only afford to use percussion and spoken word. They titled the record after Scott-Heron’s book of poetry. One track in particular, ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’, caught the zeitgeist, and the album sold well enough for Thiele to put Scott-Heron and Jackson back in the studio with a full band.

                                                                                                                                    The resultant second album, “Pieces Of A Man”, containing a new version of ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’, pushed Scott-Heron’s words to a far wider audience, and the song title became a catchphrase, an aphorism for political involvement. It was followed by ‘Save The Children’, ‘Lady Day And John Coltrane’ and ‘Home Is Where The Hatred Is’. These four songs became the bedrock of Scott-Heron’s career, with ‘Home Is Where The Hatred Is’ being covered by Esther Phillips on her LP “From A Whisper To A Scream”.

                                                                                                                                    “Pieces Of A Man” has no weak spots. Scott-Heron’s lyrics never shy away from the political but are far from polemic. Instead they focus on the harsh realities of life. The title track, one of the most effective, looks at the uncaring nature of the workplace and the lack of value it puts on an individual. The story is developed with the brevity of great poetry, and long before it ends the listener is engrossed in its horror. It’s not all downbeat; ‘I Think I’ll Call It Morning’ rejoices in the need to face up to life, and how it can be worth it. 

                                                                                                                                    Released in collaboration with The Red Hot Organization, which has worked on AIDS awareness through pop culture since 1989, 'Master Mix' embodies the genre-defying, experimental spirit that defined Russell’s work. Living in the East Village from the ‘70s until his untimely death in 1992 at age 40 from AIDS-related causes, Russell moved effortlessly between the city’s various music scenes, recording disco beats alongside Nicky Siano one night, and the next, crafting slow, haunting tracks in his apartment with his cello and idiosyncratic warbling voice. The New Yorker called his work “stranded between lands real and imagined: the street and the cornfield; the soft bohemian New York and the hard Studio 54 New York; the cheery bold strokes of pop and the liberating possibilities of abstract art.” Through his collaborations, he earned the admiration of artists like Allen Ginsberg, David Byrne and Philip Glass, who said of Russell’s music: “It does not submit to formula, but subverts the formula.”

                                                                                                                                    The record features 26 tracks by more than 20 artists, including Hot Chip, Sufjan Stevens, Phosphorescent, Blood Orange, The Autumn Defense and Lonnie Holley, paying homage to Russell’s boundless creativity and wide-ranging work, which swerved from electronic dance to folk to classical and resulted in what NPR hails as "catchy and hypnotic records that were far ahead of their time."

                                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                                    Justin Carter & Eamon Harkin: Weekends And Beginnings

                                                                                                                                      "When we talk about Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday, we tend to focus on the details. The seemingly little things like a friendly staff and a springy dancefloor make a big difference in how good a party is, but the main reason we pay attention to them is that we're trying to create the best environment forpeople to enjoy music.

                                                                                                                                      Before we're producers of parties and guys running a record label, we're DJs. Everything else we do with Mister Saturday Night comes from our desire to play records for people. That's what we're putting forward on Weekends and Beginnings.

                                                                                                                                      The mix was recorded live at Mister Sunday on August 24, 2014. Because of licensing and such, we had to do a few edits in the studio, but it's still a pretty accurate picture of us in our natural habitat – wobbly turntables, excited distortion, dusty records and all. We hope you enjoy it."

                                                                                                                                      - Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter

                                                                                                                                      **indicates a song that will only appear on the CD version of Weekends and Beginnings.

                                                                                                                                      All-day and all-night cultural entertainment center and Athenian place-to-be, six d.o.g.s, has launched its brand new label, six d.o.g.s records.

                                                                                                                                      It’s first release under the Gilda series, which will be focusing on contemporary, club-oriented electronic music, is Lemos’ “Kayıkçı”. Lemos, the wonder-boy of Greek underground dance scene, delivers the goods with a cover of ‘Kaykci’, a Greek (with Turkish-like aroma) folk song, originally written in 1948. The song is a staple of traditional Greek music, having been covered by numerous artists through the years. Lemos’ nine minute long take features the beautiful vocals of folk-jazz singer, Natasha Mindrinou. In typical Lemos style, the track is a dubby techno - house trip to the stars, retaining the core of the original song, basic melodies and lyrics. This leads-up to a deep, hypnotic but epic, ‘huge’ cut that will surely move after hours dancefloors all-over.

                                                                                                                                      A remix by Kreon, the Greek maitre of contemporary minimal techno. He takes the original parts of Kayıkçı, under a low key bass carpet that extends to 12 minutes. Stripped down, with emphasis on crystal clear rhythmics and in full swing, the track takes a whole new meaning. Smartly placed vocals that fit in the after-hours aura and a hands-up moment towards the end, Kreon brings the heat akin to the sound of Ricardo Villalobos and RPR.


                                                                                                                                      nofitstate return with four tracks from hot talent A1 Bassline whose reputation has been building of late from a succession of releases for the likes of Dirtybird, Get Physical and Gruuv amongst others. Here ‘Hidden Agenda’ finds the young producer in true devastating form; skippy percussion, a nod to the UK’s garage scene, vibes the track along nicely whilst the bass does the damage. ‘Burnt Out Piano Island’ delves deeper, acting as a neat counterpoint to the more main room ‘Agenda’. Here the style is much more nuanced with a more hypnotic leaning. ‘Outsider’ picks up the pace against, albeit in a subtle, uplifting vibe with warped pianos and razor sharp percussion. ’T Moe P’ rounds things off nicely with a moody bassline driven groove.

                                                                                                                                      The Bodyjack label returns with a bang and a split EP with the man himself and fresh talent Soundbwoy Killah.

                                                                                                                                      Hot on the heels from EP's on Unknown To The Unknown, his Clone co-run BodyTrax label and a remix for Jimmy Edgar's super hot Ultramajic, Bodyjack is on fire right now. Not much needs to be said about this, other than "Shake That Ass" is an unapologetic main room banger with a rough bassline and cheeky vocal. Also comes with an instrumental version for the heads.

                                                                                                                                      Soundbwoy Killah has been turning heads this year (if you have heard his cheeky edits online you know what we are talking about). This brand new artist drops us two of the rawest jungle-fused underground party trax you've heard this year and this is just the start for this bwoy...

                                                                                                                                      Heavyweight tracks for da floor!

                                                                                                                                      Primitive World

                                                                                                                                      World / Premonition

                                                                                                                                      Following the split EP with Yør for OBSRE002, Primitive World returns with a first solo 12" release since turning heads with singular debut 'Danceteria' on Black Acre in 2012.

                                                                                                                                      'Worship' / 'Premonition' offers up a pair of new productions that once again capture the off-kilter rhythmic sensibility and canny way with a sample that has so far seen Primitive World attracting the attention of tastemaker DJs including Untold, Tessela, Nick Höppner, Lowtec and Joy Orbison.

                                                                                                                                      Belle And Sebastian

                                                                                                                                      Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance - Deluxe 4LP Box Set Edition

                                                                                                                                        Belle and Sebastian will release their ninth studio album on January 19th.

                                                                                                                                        Recently, The Quietus published an interview with Stuart Murdoch and Richard Colburn which gives a hint of what to expect. The album opens with “Nobody’s Empire,” which Stuart said “is absolutely the most personal [song] I’ve ever written.” About the beginnings of his lifelong struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which led to his first forays into songwriting, it is easily one of his most musically and emotionally epic songs.

                                                                                                                                        What it doesn’t indicate is how fun the album is. Produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury, among others, the band – who have been listening to things like vintage Detroit techno and Giogio Moroder – have brought a dance-party element (and a disco song about Sylvia Plath) into their gorgeous tales of sensitive souls navigating a world gone awry. It is perhaps the most inspired and wide-reaching album Belle and Sebastian have ever made.

                                                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                        LP Box Set Info: Limited edition, quadruple LP in lidded box with download voucher and poster. Featuring two extended mixes and four bonus tracks, two of which are exclusive to this format.

                                                                                                                                        Belle And Sebastian

                                                                                                                                        Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance

                                                                                                                                          Belle and Sebastian will release their ninth studio album on January 19th.

                                                                                                                                          Recently, The Quietus published an interview with Stuart Murdoch and Richard Colburn which gives a hint of what to expect. The album opens with “Nobody’s Empire,” which Stuart said “is absolutely the most personal [song] I’ve ever written.” About the beginnings of his lifelong struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which led to his first forays into songwriting, it is easily one of his most musically and emotionally epic songs.

                                                                                                                                          What it doesn’t indicate is how fun the album is. Produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury, among others, the band – who have been listening to things like vintage Detroit techno and Giogio Moroder – have brought a dance-party element (and a disco song about Sylvia Plath) into their gorgeous tales of sensitive souls navigating a world gone awry. It is perhaps the most inspired and wide-reaching album Belle and Sebastian have ever made.

                                                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                          2xLP Info: Double LP with a gatefold sleeve.

                                                                                                                                          CD Info: With 24 booklet.

                                                                                                                                          Nick Cave

                                                                                                                                          20,000 Days On Earth

                                                                                                                                            This great DVD package includes extras such as the performance with Kylie at Koko's, a full songs from Sydney Opera House concert as well as deleted scenes.

                                                                                                                                            20,000 Days on Earth is a bold and unique look at one of music's most mysterious and charismatic figures, the iconic musician and writer Nick Cave. Defying traditional rock documentary aesthetics, directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard push the genre to unexplored territory, presenting a vision of an artist in a way that is unconventional yet undeniably intimate, while also exploring more universal themes of creativity and how we choose to spend our time on the Earth. It ruthlessly deconstructs two very different art forms, music and documentary, yet takes nothing away from the everyday reality or magic of its main subject.

                                                                                                                                            The film presents Cave's personal analysis of his own life and creative processes. He shares humorous tales of times past with band mate and frequent collaborator Warren Ellis, and engages in enlightening discussion with those who have affected his life both professionally and personally, including former Bad Seed Blixa Bargeld, actor friend Ray Winstone, and perhaps most notably Kylie Minogue, with whom Cave collaborated on his breakout hit Where the Wild Roses Grow in 1995. These segments are presented in an almost daydream-like form, as Cave sits behind the wheel reflecting on his experiences while driving through his adopted home town of Brighton.

                                                                                                                                            SQURL

                                                                                                                                            EP # 3

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                              Panabrite

                                                                                                                                              Pavilion

                                                                                                                                                Panabrite is Seattle musician Norm Chambers. His music evokes the prime work of ambient music’s pioneers, the top tier of kosmische-musik makers, and the more mystical end of the new-age spectrum.

                                                                                                                                                He weaves elements from these styles into his own distinctive tapestries, balancing melodic playfulness with compositional rigor

                                                                                                                                                Panabrite presents his first album for Immune after releases on Digitalis, Preservation, Aguirre, Constellation Tatsu, and Under the Spire Pavilion was meticulously mastered and cut to vinyl by Andreas [LUPO] Lubich at Calyx in Berlin for superior fidelity

                                                                                                                                                “Chambers’ work has a lot more character and range, touching also on 70’s Komische explorations and sparkly New Age zone-outs” - Pitchfork

                                                                                                                                                “a comfortable, airey ride through extra-terrestrial realms, guided by steady, unintimidating rhythms and sensational, floating synths. It’s subtlty is hypnotic, encouraging a blissful equanimity that forgoes any measure of time” - AdHoc


                                                                                                                                                Blending into pensive, mobile-like Rhodes piano, whose beautiful bell tones smear and drone à la Brian Eno’s The Shutov Assembly. The effect is like being enveloped in swirling stardust in a church tower.
                                                                                                                                                “Memory” elaborates on “Arcade,” its contemplative ascending synth chords sounding like a monastic ringtone. With timbres akin to those on Spiritualized’s Pure Phase Tones For DJs, “Arcade” exudes a
                                                                                                                                                swarming menace.

                                                                                                                                                Chambers cites “Regent” as his favorite track on Pavilion, describing it as “the epic struggle, the lay of the land before or after a devastating occurrence, yet with a pervasive optimism pushing up from the din.”
                                                                                                                                                Alternately urgent and melancholy, “Regent” decelerates into an agonizingly poignant cosmic theme in the vein of Ashra or Harald Grosskopf.

                                                                                                                                                Another highlight is “Balsam,” which combines looped acoustic guitar with a delicate xylophone motif, and synthetic birdsong. The song carries the same sense of beatific calm and graceful ascension as previous guitar-enhanced Panabrite titles like “Janus” and “Suite (For Winnie And Roxy).” Fans of Gastr Del Sol and Mountains should take note.

                                                                                                                                                Pavilion’s last three pieces - “Pool,” the title track, and “Quartz” - reflect Chambers’ increasing compositional prowess, his ability to wring maximal emotion through minimalist gestures. This concluding trilogy leads you back to land with a ceremonial majesty and balletic poise. In a catalog teeming with adventurous, evocative music, Pavilion ranks up there with Panabrite’s most sublime work.

                                                                                                                                                Sloath

                                                                                                                                                Deep Mountain

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

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

                                                                                                                                                  SOME HISTORY:

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                  Black Lips

                                                                                                                                                  Does She Want

                                                                                                                                                    The 1st of the duo of singles from Atlanta's BLACK LIPS - these are some of the bands earliest recordings from 2000 - four killers previously unreleased and exclusive to Slovenly! What are you waiting for?


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