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    Dream Police

    Hypnotized

      Dream Police is an American musical production by Nick Chiericozzi and Mark Perro, the founding members of The Men. The project began in 2010 as a reservoir for ideas which had overflowed from The Men's drainpipe. In that same year, a two-song cassette single was self-released, with a follow-up live document in 2011.

      In the summer of 2013, The Men had just come home from five straight months of touring. For Perro and Chiericozzi, the desire to create was still strong, so they did what they used to do when they first started the band — they started jamming.

      Although the production began using the most conservative rock n’ roll devices, Chiericozzi suggested adding drum machine to the song “Pouring Rain,” and everything changed. Over the next six months, the two Men and their collaborator Kyle Keays-Hagerman spent countless hours reshaping every song, constructing them from nothing.They obsessed over every tone, every part. They’d spend an entire day on one snare crack.

      The album slowly plumed into a cloud of future primitive psychedelia bursting with glimmering electronics and cinematic, vibrato storytelling. The result of that process is Hypnotized: something borne from The Men, but free of it. It was mixed the weekend after Tomorrow's Hits was released, and then Perro and Chiericozzi were off again.

      Dream Police is not a side project, rather a new realization for the original brains behind The Men's psychedelic & sonically stimulating vision.


      The Myrrors

      Solar Collector

        Cardinal Fuzz are proud to present The Myrrors - Solar Collector. A limited 350 pressing presented in a hand screen printed sleeve.

        The Myrrors debut album - Burning Circles In The Sky, although recorded in 2008, only saw the light of day (other than a ltd self released cd) late in 2013 as psych aficionados hailed it as being an undiscovered gem - needless to say it sold out before most knew anything about it.

        Solar Collector (another release Cardinal Fuzz has plundered from the great Sky Lantern Records) is their first release since their self imposed exile which shows how the bands taste evolved over that five year period with a release that not only better reflects the bands true live sound but also acts as an unpolished Kodachrome of this new stage in their evolution as a band.

        This is something akin to 60s losers The Index with its heavy basement like vibe that permeates these recordings only they have drafted in members of Parson Sound and Terry Riley in that basement (on Organ) . On these four garage raga jams (clocking in at just under 40 minutes) circular mantric movements build and build with guitarist Nik Rayne adding some of the snarliest fuzz heard this side of a Heads recording as each track acts as a guide to achieving the meditative states normally only accomplished by Zen practitioners.

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        Ltd LP Info: 350 Press.

        White Manna

        Live Frequencies

          Cardinal Fuzz are proud to present White Manna - Live Frequencies.

          After two long players of fuzzed scorch and flange frenzy White Manna eventually made it over to Europe in the Autumn of 2013 to play a series of live shows including one of the highlight sets of an incredible Liverpool Psych Fest weekend. The Cardinal Fuzz staff were completely in awe. What helped set White Manna apart from a lot of the psych crowd is the sheer intensity and raw punk nous they posses as riffs are accelerated into speed-freak intensity and the music ascends to a miasmic swirl leaving the crowd in a boot shaking frenzy - try imagining Hawkwind and The Stooges meshed together and that will give you some idea of the sheer head fuckery of White Manna.

          Luckily two soundboard recordings emerged from the wrekage and the results are presented here in a acid tab KORNEY bootleg style LP timed to coincide with White Manna's second visit to Europe and that is something you don't want to miss.

          FORMAT INFORMATION

          Ltd LP Info: 500 Pressing.

          James Brown / Percee P

          Make It Good To Yourself / Lung Collapsing Lyrics

            The Godfather of Soul is back with the super funky Make It Good To Yourself which appeared on the Black Caesar soundtrack from 1973 but never before on a 45 – loaded with samples, we pair it with one of Percee P’s dope early releases, Lung Collapsing Lyrics from 1992 – first time on a 45!

            Maceo & The Macks / Gang Starr

            Parrty / Who’s Gonna Take The Weight

              If ever two tracks were made for this label then these are it – you are gonna need doubles of this – Primo tears sh1t up on the classic Who’s Gonna Take The Weight which rips Maceo’s Parrty to pieces! “Guru with the mike and Premier is the anchor!”

              Rene Costy / J Dilla Aka Jay Dee

              Scrabble / F*ck The Police

                Release number 3 gets a limited repress due to popular demand. A tribute to the late great James Yancey aka Jay Dee aka J Dilla. His underground club hit “Fuck The Police” sampled Rene Costy’s “Scrabble” to great effect. Both tracks featured here on a nice collectable 45 along with bonus cuts from the one and only DJ Jazzy Jeff.

                Sly Mongoose

                Snakes And Ladder - Rub N Tug Remix

                  "Snakes And Ladder" is exactly the kind of Japanese disco-funk that we in the West often miss out on, due to restrictive customs charges and lack of distribution outside their home territory. Luckily Jap-German stable Mule Musiq have picked up this dynamic groove by Sly Mongoose, which was originally released back in 2003 on Locarno Records. The Galarude (a threesome which includes DJ Kent) remix thins out the frenetic live aspect for some more mix friendly dubby shenanigans. The fresh version from New York's Rub N Tug provides an ample clubified take, the kind of which you'd easily mistake for an Idjut Boys rendering if you hadn't seen the label.

                  Boards Of Canada

                  Hi Scores

                    Skam Records are very proud to announce the re-release of Boards of Canada 'Hi Scores'. This follows the reissue of their other seminal records by Warp in 2013.

                    The new edition has been re-recorded and re-mastered from the original DAT tapes and has been re-cut onto heavyweight collector’s edition vinyl.

                    The CD will be placed in a digi-pak sleeve with some extra art and the vinyl will have a double-sided 12” poster.

                    The original image on the back of the sleeve will now be in colour. There will be a spot varnish finish on the images & text alongside the usual Skam Braille sticker to give the whole package new depth and a refreshing look and feel.

                    Originally released in 1996, this six track EP on Skam hasn't been available since 1999, so take advantage of this limited repress! Wonderful, influential, melodic electronica.

                    Mugwump

                    Interluudes

                      After numerous releases on extremely influential imprints such as Kompakt, R&S, Gigolo, Cocoon, Permanent Vacation, Throne of Blood, Correspondant, Eskimo, Endless Flight, Astrolab and on Ewan Pearson’s Misericord label (with the 2008 über-classic ' Boutade', also re-released last summer on cult balearic stable International Feel and currently featured on Bill Brewster’s 'Nightshift' comp for Late Night Tales), revered Belgian dj & producer Mugwump is now at the helm of new label Subfield, run trough !K7 label services. Subfield will be home to his forthcoming artist productions as well as others and will span the full range of electronic music. SF001 features 3 Mugwump productions : the bleepy techno-new-beat piano anthem 'Share of Thee Grail' (already being used for a Karl Lagerfeld advert), the psychedelic disco-dub of 'Satori Crossroads' and the rare-as-fuck and huge at the A Love From Outer Space London clubnight, Mugwump instrumental remix for massive London goth-rockers O’Children.

                      Joe Smooth

                      The Complete Promised Land

                      Promised Land" is a hands down Acid House anthem. Fact.

                      Released in 1988 on Chicago's DJ International label it became one of the first crossover "hits" of House music.

                      Transcending electronic music's boundaries it entered the worlds minds & ears with it's positive lyrics & Chicago House rhythms.

                      This 2014 reissue brings together 4 definitive remastered original mixes of this all time essential classic.

                      Detroit legend Terrence Parker lands on Defected with ‘Open Up You Spirit’, featuring four brand new mixes of one of the standout cuts on his ‘Life On The Back 9’ album.

                      Kicking off proceedings is TP’s Deeep Detroit Heat Remix which demonstrates positivity through Merachka’s powerful gospel vocal and an ever-grooving baseline that is mirrored by organ keys, highlighting why Terrence, and Detroit’s underground house scene, is very much in the forefront of soulful house being done the right way. TP’s Bangin Piano Remix does what is says on the tin as classic piano chords and four-to-the-floor house beats build the track to almost cacophonic extreme before dropping into a warm bass synth to start the ride over again. On the flipside is TP's Deeep Detroit Heat Instrumental and completing the pack is Merachka's Kreep Into Your Spirit And Open It Up Remix which strips things back with 303-esque acid lines and thumping kick-claps.

                      This edit of Mali's Amadou & Mariam "Ce N'est pas Bon" (originally created in 2008 for my dj sets) was supposed to be included on the recently released third Autonomous Africa 12". Unfortunately I didn't get permission to use it in time for that release but permission has now been given, so rather than wait for AA 004 in 2015 it is going to come out as a limited edition hand stamped 10" as soon as possible. All proceeds will once again go to the Mtandika mission in Tanzania -www.actioninafrica.org/about-mtandika.php

                      A big thanks to Ben UFO and Midland for championing this edit. The interest they generated directly led to the motivation for this release.

                      Prince Fatty Meets Nostalgia 77

                      The Kingdom Of Dub

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                        The worlds of dub and jazz collide when Prince Fatty meets Nostalgia 77 ‘In The Kingdom Of Dub’; this intriguing album sees two musical explorers and like minds joining forces to illuminate the shared roots and spirit of rebellion that lie at the heart of these two genres.

                        Prince Fatty – maverick producer of Hollie Cook and countless pop and reggae legends alongside his own Soundsystem projects – puts his spin on the music of bluesy jazz wunderkind Nostalgia 77, for a full set of new versions of tracks from across the latter’s prolific career. The result is a deep, energetic and transporting listen.

                        Arp

                        Pulsars E Quasars

                          Alexis Georgopoulos aka Arp has always approached recordings with a conceptual bent. Imbued with an expansive sense of music history, having written for i-D, V, ANP Quarterly, BOMB, Fader, and Vice – he has a penchant for doing the unexpected and refusing to take part in the fleeting pop trends of the given day in favor of pursuing a more adventurous trajectory.



                          As the title infers, there is a 'cosmic' quality to Pulsars e Quasars – in a sense, it draws a link to his earlier Cosmic Synth work, albeit reclaiming and redefining it in a Pop songwriting context. Opener "Suns" sets the tone. And it glows. A bracing current of electricity, it's a slate–cleaner, an improvised transmission capturing the group sound of this temporary ensemble in motion.

                          "Pulsars e Quasars", the title–track and mini–album's first single, is a lysergic rush, a kaleidoscopic bite of psychedelic Anglophile pop. Settling into his singing voice, his voice finds a comfortable spot between the narcotic resplendence of George Harrison and the delicacy of Broadcast's Trish Keenan. The music, meanwhile, opens swathed in phased guitars before building into a prismatic, melodic fuzzed out mass. A tune that might just become a make-out classic. "Chromatiques II (Extended Mix), mixed in collaboration with Jefre Cantu–Ledesma bleaches "Pulsars" into a haze that you might want to go on forever.

                          More raw, stripped back, jackin' Chicago sounds from deep within the vaults of DJ International

                          Chip E's seminal "Jack Trax" from 1985 is one of the most recognizable & loved records from the first wave of House & is an all time classic

                          Reissued in conjunction with the rights holders & Chip E.

                          "It's Time To Jack"


                          Suicideyear

                          Remembrance

                            Remembrance is the Software Recording Co. debut from Baton Rouge's Suicideyear (born James Prudhomme). Written and produced between Florida and Louisiana during the summer and fall of 2013, Remembrance recalls those southern U.S. landscapes and Prudhomme’s experiences across eight songs equally intimate, intoxicating and mercurial.

                            We first fell in love with Suicideyear by way of his Japan mixtape, a remarkable convergence of ATL trap beats and mid-late century American minimalism that turned and twisted more than a few heads. Software's label own head Daniel Lopatin was privy to an eerily similar convergence at an All Tomorrow’s Parties festival one year earlier in which two performers, Big Boi and Terry Riley, converged at a nearby Burger King. When James revealed his childhood adoration for Speakerboxxx, we knew it was on.

                            Prudhomme wrote Remembrance while reflecting on themes of love and loss against the backdrop of the deep American south he calls home.

                            James’ experiences of reflection and resolution led to the vivid, emotionally charged production that makes up Remembrance. Alive with an idiosyncratic sense of melodic space, his repertoire eschews a topical palette for a personal aesthetic that offers a visceral love letter to abstraction. Prudhomme references both forms we know to exist and speculates on how they can be newly realized.

                            The classic “Song Of The Siren” is yet another sublime piece of deepest NYC house music from the legendary Ronald Burrell under his Aphrodisiac alias.

                            A stone cold Nu-Groove classic from 1990, this record has always been a firm favourite with discerning House heads & those in search of a more sublime groove.

                            Here, re-mastered & re-issued in it’s original form, “Song Of The Siren” is a must have piece. A mysterious, melodic journey that transcends time, sounds fresh & works perfectly no matter how late or how early it is on the dance-floor.

                            Blak Twang

                            Dettwork Southeast

                              Legendary 'lost' album from 1996 that has never actually been released. A British hip-hop masterpiece that has been remastered & includes collaborators Jehst, Rodney P & Samson, aka Black The Ripper. Ranked @ #3 in the 'Hip Hop Connection' list of Top 50 UK hip-hop albums, without ever being released! R1 support from Charlie Sloth & Toddla T, plus 1Xtra, Kiss, XFM, ILR. Specialist press ads & reviews. Online campaign.

                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                              2xLP Info: Limited vinyl pressing. 500 copies only.

                              London born and bred, Alkan has spent the last two decades building up a reputation as a sonic innovator. From genre-spanning sets at his own legendary Trash club night to regular appearances at Bugged Out, via production credits including Late Of The Pier and Kindness and remixes for the likes of Metronomy, Tame Impala and Justice, his inimitable brand of mutant techno electro disco has soundtracked a generation.

                              In 2007 Alkan’s burgeoning label Phantasy was born, the springboard for critically acclaimed releases from artists including Daniel Avery, Connan Mockasin and newest signing Ghost Culture, and he last year made his own solo debut with the release of the Illumination EP, drawing praise from the Guardian, Pitchfork, NME and more. With the solo release under his belt the time was right for Erol to step up to the FABRICLIVE mantle.

                              "I certainly didn’t want this mix to be a flyer or advert for me as a DJ. I feel this mix is quite specific to fabric as they are all records I would want to play in that environment. Even though I have had the benefit of playing all 3 rooms on a regular basis, this mix feels like it was designed for Room 1. It's influenced by the sight lines from the perspective behind the decks, the lights, the fact that sometimes all you can see are hands reaching into the booth, as well as those behind you dancing alone in the corners." - Erol Alkan

                              The 20-track mix opens with Jamie Paton’s driving, rhythmic remix of Maurice & Charles before taking in the off-kilter Latin electrofunk of Carisma, Zongamin’s moody Manfredas rework and Alkan’s own percussive, mechanical remix of The Emperor Machine before delving into the Phantasy back catalogue. Recent offerings from Tom Rowlands (Chemical Brothers) and Ghost Culture appear alongside an exclusive airing of Erol’s propulsive, shimmering ‘Sub Conscious’ and a brand new offering from Cowboy Rhythmbox aka Nathan Gregory Wilkins and Richard X.

                              Boot & Tax’s earworm ‘Acido’ refrain segues into Alkan’s own ‘Bang’ and an as yet unreleased Chicago Mix from Michigan’s Todd Osborn while the acid squelch of Claro Intelecto’s ‘Tone’ and supersonic synth euphoria of Daywalker + CF herald a dream sing-out-loud bootleg of Alkan’s ‘A Hold On Love’ and Saint Etienne’s classic Neil Young cover ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’. It’s an enthralling mix from a true master of his craft.

                              Bahamadia

                              Kollage

                                Debuting the same year as the two most influential women in hip-hop is the woefully underrated Illadelph lady Bahamadia. Here is her Kollage, brought to you by the Gang Starr Foundation.

                                Bahamadia boasts production from Gang Starr's own DJ Premier and Guru, DJ Evil Dee and Mr. Walt of da Beatminerz, Rap-A-Lot vet N.O. Joe, Ski, and the Roots. Goddamn, is that a sweet list of producers or what?! Everybody gives Kollage a cohesive sound of slick urban smoothness. This is some laid back ish, but that doesn't mean that the beats don't bang because they do!

                                And of course the master of ceremony here is Ms. Bahamadia herself. The moment you listen to her, it'll come as no surprise that she is a student of Guru. Her voice is a low monotone (except "Total Wreck"), her flow is incredibly smooth, her delivery is relaxed, and she has an affinity for similes. The good news is that Bahamadia's cool-headed style sounds perfect over the ambient production. What also helps is that she's a pretty damn good rapper. Her technique is sharp and precise and she flows just like clean water. Lyrically, Bahamadia mostly brags although she does show some love for her man and child and tells a cool little story.


                                Various Artists

                                Sit On This EP

                                  Bastedos returns with more signature weirdo disco not disco (but disco) cut-up cuts. This time the painstaking editing comes from AM, Last Waltz, and Bastedos themselves.

                                  Side A brings us 'Sit On This', a rolling, chugging, clapping, marimba-ing (!) disco workout in the vein of Material ,which pulls you along through a peaky peak time vocal, a sexed up guitar break, and some chopped-up chanting, all the way to its inevitable hands in the air Piano finale.

                                  Side B first provides us first with No Smoking On The Moon and it's celestial choral stylings. Soft synths and tough bass play with each other beneath B-Movie fx and ecclesiastic organs. The sound of a space age disco cult... from the past.

                                  Finishing off side B we have Magicke, the extended soundtrack to the opening of the gates of hell. Shuffling go-go perc, syncopated drums and fuzzed out chords play out under Satan's saxophone, before giving way to a damned (damned fuzzy that is) guitar, sounding out the call of Cthulu.

                                  In the heart of Madrid the El Barrio DJs have been one of the biggest GAMM supporters over the last 10 years or so, spinning our gems in various jazz clubs in the spanish capitol.

                                  We're now overly excited to have them onboard GAMM with an absolutely stunning 3 track EP.
                                  The El Barrio guys really know how to twist and rework various tunes into one song and the art of editing have never sounded better than now.

                                  We start with an uplifting blend of soulful Philly r&b over some jazzy Pharaoh Sanders grooves. So soulful it hurts!

                                  Normally we don't go for another D'Angelo rework but 'Here We Pie Again' is something special. Just ask Gilles P and Kevin Beadle who both been spinning this one on their shows.

                                  Last but not least we go for the grand finale with a huge uplifting gospel boogie banger - classic house vocals over some Kurtis Blow disco beats. What more can u ask for?

                                  Viva Madrid !!! 


                                  No sleep for those guys at Shabby Doll Records.

                                  Not long since Nail's Lost Trax 1997 sold out shortly after going on sale, and they are already about to drop SHB014...
                                  This time Shabby Doll bring a killer package from two of the most highly respected men in house music today - South West Seven. South West Seven are Montel and Sean Grieve. These guys have a track record to die for.

                                  Their collab label 'Seven Music' has released tracks from the likes of COEO, Rhythm Operator, Giovanni Damico, Death On The Balcony and of course the man Montel himself. As a production duo, they've released on labels Kolour Ltd, On The Prowl, Sccucci Manucci, Carry On, and Solardisco.

                                  But when Shabby Doll came calling, shit got serious. The result was three shimmering new cuts, on yellow vinyl no less.

                                  It's a vibrant thing! The EP is BT1. Strong. P.S. And just when you thought it couldn't get any better, along comes Shabby Doll favourite, 'Quell' on the remix.
                                  Angelic. 

                                  Kyodai

                                  Kombawa / So Special

                                  Javier & Luis Garayalde aka Kyodai are back on Local Talk with their third release since the debut 'Breaking' back in 2012.

                                  As always we're thrilled to present new tracks from the duo whose been integral in establishing Local Talk.

                                  The pace is set with the first track 'Konbanwa', showcasing the duo's phenomenal skills in creating something both classic and modern by fusing a tight and driving groove, tension building chords and a bumpy bass hook to great effect.
                                  Believe us when we say it's been an absolute highlight in our DJ-sets thru out the summer.

                                  On 'So Special' the brothers go back to their roots and create a track that's got both the sound and feel of their previous tracks 'Breaking' and 'The Scene' - in other words, another big track from Kyodai !

                                  Hade

                                  It's Not Right / Mobb Deep Ultra

                                  Gold Fingers is on roll! Not long ago DeejayKul brought the deep and jazzy house element to Gold Fingers. Now it's time for HADE to continue on the house route but take things even deeper.

                                  It's Not Right needs very little introducing, you'll be signing the lyrics straight away, it's a classic sounding as fresh and relevant in this HADE version.

                                  On the flip, Mobb Deep Ultra is all bouncing basslines and 4/4 house in perfect harmony.

                                  Johnny Marr

                                  Easy Money

                                    Last year saw Johnny Marr enjoy a rapturous start to his solo career following the critical acclaim (included the honour of being named as NME’s Godlike Genius) greeted to his Top 10 debut solo album ‘The Messenger’. Meanwhile his shows were celebrated for his ability to combine the best of his new material with select highlights from The Smiths plus others from his extensive back catalogue.

                                    Johnny Marr’s upwards trajectory continues unabated with the release of his second solo album ‘Playland’ which is out on October 6th on Warners. Work on ‘Playland’ commenced in London in the Spring as soon as the year of touring in support of ‘The Messenger’ came to a close. It finds Marr continuing the creative connection that was forged on ‘The Messenger’ with collaborator and co-producer Doviak as well as the other musicians who performed on the album and accompanying tour.

                                    As Johnny states: "When The Messenger came out I kept on writing. I liked that the band had a momentum going on tour and a connection with the audience, and I thought that energy would be good to capture on the new record."

                                    Written around a common theme of “songs that move at the speed of life,” ‘Playland’ captures much of the spirit that made ‘The Messenger’ so memorable with energetic, post-punk songwriting complemented by Johnny Marr’s characteristic guitar style, thought-provoking lyrical ideas and poised vocal phrasing. "It's important to sound like your environment and on this record that's London and Manchester,” he adds. “The feeling of the cities and the people make it into the music."

                                    The title ‘Playland’ is inspired by ‘Homo ludens’, a 1938 book by the highly influential Dutch cultural theorist Johan Huizinga which explores the concept of play as a precursor and principal element of cultural development.

                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                    Andy says: Ridiculously catchy, brilliant pop!

                                    Leonard Cohen

                                    Popular Problems

                                      "Popular Problems" is the 13th studio album from legendary singer-songriter and poet Leonard Cohen, who celebrates his 80th birthday the day after release. A dynamic album of 9 songs, produced by Patrick Leonard & mixed by Jesse E. String & Bill Bottrell.

                                      Ibeyi

                                      Oya EP

                                        Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz are daughters of the late Cuban percussionist Anga Diaz. Naomi plays percussive instruments, the Cajon and the Batas, while Lisa plays piano. Together the twins have learned the songs of their father’s culture, Yoruba.

                                        Yoruba travelled from West Africa to Cuba with slavery in the 1700s. The Yoruba people have the highest twinning rate in the World and twins occupy an important position within Yoruba culture.

                                        Ibeyi is pronounced “ee-bey-ee” and translates as ‘Twins’ in Yoruba.

                                        Ibeyi sing in English and Yoruba and they have created a minimalist sound that merges elements of their heritage with their natural love of modern music as teenagers brought up in Paris, citing artists such as James Blake and King Krule amongst their wide range of influences.

                                        Ibeyi are currently recording their debut album for XL with Richard Russell on production.

                                        Dralms

                                        Crushed Pleats

                                          Vancouver, BC quartet Dralms, led by songwriter Christopher Smith, have announced their debut single, ‘Crushed Pleats’ / ‘Divisions Of Labour’, on Full Time Hobby.

                                          Dralms is the soundtrack to the quiet hours of a hot Summer night, Smith’s soft, sultry vocals intertwining thick and heavy bass and synth lines. Half sweaty underground club, half dream-like euphoria, Dralms’ debut single is the afterglow of an epic night on the town.

                                          Dralms is the latest project by Christopher Smith, featuring long time collaborators Shaunn Thomas Watt (Siskiyou), Will Kendrick (Failing) and Peter Carruthers (Siskiyou).

                                          With Dralms, Smith departs from his minimal and subdued musical constructions of his solo albums to a much more complex, heavier sound. Still led by the cloudsoft vocals of Smith the group veer off into cyclical dub rhythms on ‘Divisions’, while the spacey ‘Crushed Pleats’ mixes ‘OK Computer’-era Radiohead, rising post-rock arrangements and glitched-out electronic tones.

                                          Also contributing to the sonic heft of Dralms is producer and electronic artist Andy Dixon (Secret Mommy, Caving), who Smith had previously trusted with a remix of Earning Keep’s ‘Pillars & Pyre’. The extra clicks, echo and ambiance layered onto the songs by the producer came late in the game, after being recorded by John Raham of Vancouver's Afterlife Studios.

                                          7” pressed on white vinyl. Limited to 300 copies.

                                          Apiento & Co

                                          ESP / The Light Machine - Inc. Lexx Remix

                                          In his first outing since 2011's now classic 'The Orange Place', Test Pressing's Paul Byrne Teams up with Sade's Andrew Hale for The Light Machine, a low slung, throbbing, acid led piece of gorgeousness that has been getting rave reviews from the Balearic mafia all over.

                                          For ESP Paul teams up with Yello's producer / engineer Ian Tregoning aka The Stranger for another intoxicating piece that recalls the best moments of The Art of Noise if they were still making music in 2014.

                                          A remix from Austrian DJ and perennial man of the moment Lexx rounds out the package perfectly.

                                          Golf Channel every time !

                                          Purling Hiss

                                          Weirdon

                                            Full-tilt with tunes, aggro riffs, feedback peals, stoned soul-searching, pop turnarounds and magisterial portraits of the go-nowhere lifestyle in abstract, ‘Weirdon’ is also a new-phase Purling Hiss album, using the songwriting and guitar style of Mike Polizze to come up with a quicksilver sound touched on only briefly on previous records.

                                            Replete with handclaps, pounding pianos, tambourines and vocal effects, but steeped in guitar roar, Purling Hiss streamlines up nicely, serving the new songs and directions of ‘Weirdon’ while still slamming down hard on your ears like they like to do.

                                            Simultaneously ramshackle and overblown, tactile and free, the early Purling of ‘Hissteria’ and ‘Public Service Announcement’ used DIY limitations to soar through speakers with a new rock sound.

                                            As listeners came gathering and gathering, the call for shows and more shows and then tours became an issue, so Mike expanded Purling Hiss from just his guitar and tape recorder and him into a full-blown trio, capable of lifting heavier than even the records’ thick layers of distorto implied. Now the guitar worked together with the rhythm section rather than fighting it, ‘Sister Ray’-style. In addition to its amazing songs, their previous album ‘Water On Mars’ exploited the bombast of the live, power-trio incarnation but in order to put the next set of songs across, Mike needed to go to another dimension in his mind.

                                            After trading the distant drum of early days for a thick, upfront kit sound on ‘Water On Mars’ - additionally revealing real words attached to Mike’s vocal melodies - Purling Hiss have spread it out again, pushing Mike’s guitar tides over the top, splashing across the drums and vocals. The mix retains a certain clarity nonetheless, even when it matches the crush-and-whine of cheap rhythm sounds with mountainous body, singing leads and infinite distortion layers.

                                            If ‘Water On Mars’ was the Purling Hiss heavy rock album, ‘Weirdon’ travels into the pop dimension of Purling Hiss, making of their fastest and catchiest songs in the abiding images of punk and psychedelia. Written alone to achieve a contrast with the previous album and return in a sense to the original approach, ‘Weirdon’ was made with no concept of limitations on what could be performed live. Mike’s new songs open up, going all over the place, while still based in their home-cooked blend of catharsis and shredding, both in the guitar playing and the inner life of the album.

                                            Full of colour and rock and roll, ‘Weirdon’ is a rainbow of a record; beaming down to the stereos and streets and highways and boom boxes of today, through the unique and still-growing prism of Purling Hiss.

                                            A very warm welcome back to the marvellous CREATIVE USE imprint.
                                            Life in the Balearic fast lane, may well be moving at a distinctly slower rate than fans of this cult label may like, but we like to think each carefully considered and crafted release is worth the wait !
                                            Kelvin Andrews' world famous stable for his own and likeminded producers (like Mark E & Mark Seven to name but two) secret DJ weapons is back to the fray with another 3 track salute to exceptional dancefloor moments
                                            A diverse trio of 45's provide the inspiration for their tenth excursion, as a lovingly amended Funk beauty sits alongside Indian infused Mexican Rock & Jazz-Fusion gems, which are all subjected to the highest quality creative use treatment ! As with all the previous Creative Use 12's, we're expecting this to sell out on presale, so figures ASAP please

                                            Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler

                                            Slant Of Light

                                              ‘Slant Of Light’, the first album by the duo of Mary Lattimore (harp) and Jeff Zeigler (guitar, synthesizer, production) is a completely unique document blending ancient classical traditions with modern improvisation and electronic performance.

                                              On their first record as a duo Lattimore and Zeigler emerge completely synergetic, offering up stunning improvisations that are as advanced melodically as they are texturally. The four pieces on ‘Slant Of Light’ are seductive and picturesque, with Lattimore’s elaborate melodies blossoming out of Zeigler’s tonal beds of synthesizer and guitar.

                                              Equally inviting and challenging, ‘Slant Of Light’ is an impressionistic work that draws on musical histories ancient and contemporary, existing outside current trends in music as a whole. There is nothing that sounds remotely like it.

                                              The strong and fast kinship between Lattimore and Zeigler is best understood in the context of their highly collaborative pasts. Lattimore has recorded and performed with Kurt Vile, Meg Baird, Jarvis Cocker, Wrekmeister Harmonies and Steve Gunn. Her years touring with Thurston Moore inform some of ‘Slant Of Light’’s noisier moments. Zeigler has played with members of Chris Forsyth’s Solar Motel Band, The War On Drugs, and A Sunny Day In Glasgow in his group Arc In Round. The contemplative, dynamic improvisations on ‘Slant Of Light’ reflect the collaborative ingenuity of musicians experienced in adapting their playing and sound to fit multiple contexts.

                                              ‘Slant Of Light’ was recorded by Jeff Zeigler in Philadelphia during a citystopping snowstorm during the winter of early 2014. Zeigler is one of the most in-demand recording engineers in Philadelphia, and has recorded albums by Kurt Vile, The War On Drugs, Nothing, Purling Hiss and many others. The cover painting is by Philadelphia based artist Rebecca Suss.

                                              Lattimore was recently awarded a grant by the Pew Center For Arts & Heritage.

                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                              CD Info: CD version presented in a four panel mini-LP style gatefold package.

                                              Laetitia Sadier

                                              Something Shines

                                                Laetitia Sadier’s new album, ‘Something Shines’, was recorded and matured more slowly than either ‘Silencio’ or ‘The Trip’.

                                                ‘Something Shines’ was initially recorded in Switzerland, where Laetitia’s collaborator David collects amazing old keyboards and organs from people who have inherited them but find no space or usage for them.

                                                Scattered through Europe are the component players of the ‘Something Shines’ band; drummer Emmanuel Mario in Paris and bassist Xavi Munoz in Castellon near Valencia, so additional parts were laid down in those cities. The strings were done in St. Etienne by Jean-Christophe Chante, whom Laetitia had met on a tour with French band and friends Angil - she found his playing mesmerizing and felt compelled to ask him if he would like to participate on her album, which he did, bringing a great emotional charge to the record. Laetitia recorded a lot of the content in London, including all the vocals, guitars, additional electronics and soundtrack effects as well as final mixing, which wrapped up this Spring.

                                                The desire was for the songs of ‘Something Shines’ to alternate between a riveting caress and an invigorating shake. To start from the Earth and to tilt up, towards the sky, before coming back down to the planet again. Additionally, Something Shines is an exploration through Debord’s ‘La Société du Spectacle’ and how it is still up to us to guide and shape our fate, individually and collectively.

                                                All these thoughts and many others are communicated throughout a delicately textured production, twinkling and shifting with the subtlety of nature and often sounding like the world outside, whooshing and chirping and clicking in time, placing these concerns in the place where we live. The production is relaxed and expert; Laetitia’s choices fit the breathing quality of the songs and wear their arrangements easily. The many tiny details within the sound scope of ‘Something Shines’ reflect the lives that hang in the balance between the issues, lives that are often too small to see yet contribute to the world as a whole.

                                                King Tuff

                                                Black Moon Spell

                                                  King Tuff’s new record is called ‘Black Moon Spell’. It was produced and recorded by Bobby Harlow at Studio B in Los Angeles, California, in the hot winter of 2014.

                                                  There were many strange occurrences during the recording session - Dracula landlords, flashes of mysterious light, haunted microphones, songs that mixed themselves, demonic vortexes swirling in coffee cups, etc. Under the ‘Black Moon Spell’ you may experience euphoria, demented visions, wet dreams, bouts of backwards laughter, and dazed confusion resulting in primordial dancing.

                                                  Los Angeles, full of its screaming coyotes and creeping helicopters, surely slathered its sexy, twisted, hairy, polluted spirit all over ‘Black Moon Spell’.

                                                  Listen to ‘Black Moon Spell’ and give your ears what they’ve been begging for all year; a heavily weird, heavenly dark, hysterically magical rock & roll sexperience.

                                                  Holy Sons

                                                  The Fact Facer

                                                    Holy Sons is Emil Amos, a musician whose chameleonic tendencies and technical versatility has lead to him becoming an in demand multiinstrumentalist as a founding member of Grails and Lilacs & Champagne, as well as a member of Om and a hired gun for Jandek, to name a few.

                                                    Holy Sons is at the centre of his many musical personalities and is his longest standing project, acting as an outlet for some of his most personal and direct songs. In Holy Sons, Amos puts his restless imagination to work using a variety of inventive home recording methods to turn melodic slowburners into multi-layered, atmospheric missives. While his methods and prolificacy provide a kinship with Sebadoh, Ariel Pink and other musicians who have offered countless transmissions from their bedroom floor, Holy Sons comes from the mind of someone who has internalized the minutia of 70s rock music and eschews the stereotypical lo-fi sound for a much deeper and more varied palate.

                                                    ‘The Fact Facer’, his Thrill Jockey debut, bathes Amos’ thoughtful and even at times philosophical, songs in Technicolor darkness and reinforces Holy Sons as his musical centrepiece. The album is a collection of home recorded atmospheric slow-burners steeped in 70s rock with an experimentalist edge.

                                                    The songs on ‘The Fact Facer’ creep up on the listener, their fiercely addictive melodies unravelling slowly and purposefully. Jumping smoothly between many facets of Amos’ songwriting, the album does much to establish him as a talented multi-instrumentalist. From the lysergic leads of ‘Selfish Thoughts’ to the Danny Kirwan referencing solos of ‘Transparent Powers’ and the skilful acoustic flourishes of ‘The Fact Facer’, Amos proves himself as adept and creative a guitarist as he is a drummer. It is telling that Amos has built up two Holy Sons bands simultaneously: one based in Portland and one based in New York. Wherever the wind takes him, there are musicians willing to pick up their instruments and follow his lead.

                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    CD Info: CD version in a 4 panel mini-LP style gatefold package.

                                                    Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa

                                                    Savage Imagination

                                                      Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa are artistic omnivores, soaking up a myriad of cultural artefacts and styles, savouring bits and pieces and re-contextualising them into entirely delightful and playfully intricate songs. Their songs are imbued with a relentless cheerfulness that belies their technicality, steeped in the history of Japanese pop music and exuding the joy of discovery and exploration. Dustin and Takako are serious musicians not afraid to play it silly.

                                                      ‘Savage Imagination’ is their second album as a duo and shows their collaboration in full bloom. It is a collection of vibrant pop music, laced with the sounds of video games, radiophonic experiments, and indigenous music from around the world.

                                                      Dustin Wong was introduced to the world as a member of Baltimore based art-rock band Ponytail and has spent the past several years making incredibly deep and complex albums of looped solo electric guitar for Thrill Jockey. Dustin has toured with Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, Beach House, The Dodos and Mountain Goats.

                                                      Takako Minekawa first rose to international prominence as a Shibuya-kei singer in the mid-90s with the brilliant pop song ‘Fantastic Cat’ and her albums ‘Roomic Cube’ and ‘Cloudy Cloud Calculator’. She has collaborated with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Cornelius, Buffalo Daughter and Dymaxion.

                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                      CD Info: CD version in high gloss mini-LP style gatefold package.

                                                      Dan'l Boone

                                                      Dan'l Boone

                                                        Dan’l Boone is Charles Ballas (Formant), Neil Hagerty (ex-Royal Trux, Howling Hex), Nate Young (Wolf Eyes, Regression) and Alex Moskos (Drainolith). The crew convened in Denver, CO to work on the forthcoming Drainolith record and decided to make another record at the same time. Everyone involved seemed pretty dedicated to experimentation and pushing the music forward.

                                                        “It’s like Lucas with ‘Episodes I’, ‘II’, ‘III’, make ’em all at once. We were making two records at once: The Drainolith and the Boone. It became apparent right away that the Boone was going to be waaaaay more avant than the Draino.” admits Moskos. “So I was like I want to do some scratching on there. But we are all really paranoid about sample clearance, so I did all my cuts with Wolf Eyes and Howling Hex wax.”

                                                        “Nate played a variation of his Regression rig and did a lot of postprod with Charles, setting up midi networks and complex trigger chains. Neil mostly played his double neck and sang. The golden voice. But he played clarinet as well. Charles played electronics and did on the fly sequencing, if I remember correctly. Which I don’t often do.” recalls Moskos.

                                                        “Moskos played Krumar string synth and bongos too. I call him Krungo Canuck.” adds Charles. · “To create music by reverting to zit-popping thrash you must believe that the prognosis is so dismal that it takes time to hear them retain enough for your face before summary dismissal.” says Hagerty cryptically over the phone into Charles’ voicemail box.

                                                        Neil and Nate really ran things at the sessions at Uneven Studios. There were lots of electronics that Young would set up and Hagerty would give some direction. Hagerty had various lyric sheets and scores that the group worked with but once the record started to take shape Young became very involved in plotting out the flow of the record. “I’d come downstairs into Charles’ basement and Nate and Neil would be making competing diagrams that represented the record. I was so lost,” says Moskos.

                                                        Lauer

                                                        Hands & Feet / Stigma

                                                        Lauer returns from Mascat's orbit to New York City's Beats In Space Records with a new two-tracker, Hands & Feet / Stigma.

                                                        Since 2012's Mascat Ring Down, Lauer ditched city life for a quiet village outside of Frankfurt. Lauer embraced the space for his young family andsettled his creative headquarters in a quaint attic studio.
                                                        The new environments and housemate, a slumbering infant son, inspired these two songs to breathe a delicate and patient air.

                                                        Recorded during the first summer of his new domesticity, both tracks swell with echoed piano riffs buoyed by Lauer's dependably precise programming. 'Hands & Feet' rides galactic grooves alongside patient 303 lines and melodies reminiscent of Fourth Floor Records' finest.
                                                        'Stigma' digs deeper into pop nostalgia, tugging at the heartstrings of a teenage romance's memory. Crystalline chords lead layered arpeggios through inspired '80s Top 40, mechanised with a distinctly Lauer-ian machine funk.

                                                        Each 12 on Beats in Space Records features original artwork in considerate and serial form. Kensei Yabuno recasts Mascat's squid into a pez dispenser for the vinyl cover of Hands & Feet / Stigma. The 12" packaging constructed by Will Work For Good features a removable vinyl BIS logo cling.

                                                        Ninth release on the by now firmly established Box Aus Holz label !

                                                        Man of the hour Glenn Astro links up with familiar production partner Imyrmind for another effortlessly assembled and irresistable extended player.

                                                        Drum swing set to stun, and all manner of Soulful fruit thrown into the blender for a seriously juiced package !
                                                        As deft sample House jams sit perfectly alongside absorbing, synth heavy head-nodders

                                                        100% quality cuts all the way

                                                        Art Of Tones / Thatmanmonkz

                                                        So Worried / Got To Get To

                                                        THATMANMONKZ is certainly enjoying a fine run of form !
                                                        Heavy duty releases for Delusions Of Grandeur & Kolour Ltd, alongside a steadily building and essential catalogue on his own Shadleaf Music label

                                                        For their fifth outing the label has opted for a split single, with French House royalty Ludovic Llorca AKA Art Of Tones handling A Side duties
                                                        'So Worried' marries a spoken word vocal with an irrsesistible clipped organ led and bumpin' House workout that sounds a lot like fellow Frenchman St Germain did way back when.

                                                        Monkz handles the flip with the kind of rough and ready sample-House jam the label has championed 'Got To Get To' strings together a handful of live instrumentation & melodies in classic collage style, while the Dub strips down and houses up the ingredients for a clonked out finale

                                                        New edits label bringing you 2 cracking disco edits, first up we have a funky cosmic groover with some wicked wah wah guitar, strings, effects, cool synths and tight drums, all bound to get them moving on the dance floor.

                                                        The B side groove is so infectious with some sweet harmonica solos, tight bass and soaring strings that lifts this track and the crowd to cloud 9

                                                        Fat White Family

                                                        Champagne Holocaust

                                                          Fat White Family’s debut album, 'Champagne Holocaust', came out in April on vinyl only to rave reviews from places as diverse as The Quietus, The Independent, and Vice and all across the web. It is now available on CD too.

                                                          Quotes :
                                                          “Rock & roll with the blood slowed to a dark sweetness and just like how it began, with Little Richard, Roy, Jerry Lee - psychotic, monstrous, doomed” - The Quietus
                                                          "Champagne Holocaust is an assault of warped fantasies, weirdo blues, guttural garage and drug-addled deviance" - The Fly
                                                          "A sleaze infested groove machine banging out taut, sex-electrified jams... Buy it!" – Vice
                                                          "Brilliant macabre lullaby- sung over a shonky casio metronome, full of nasty asides about druggy co-dependence" - Drowned In Sound

                                                          Captain Beefheart

                                                          Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 To 1972

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

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

                                                            Vexx

                                                            Vexx

                                                              Upset the Rhythm and M’lady’s Records are very pleased to be teaming up for the first time to release the debut record from one of America’s most exciting groups today. VEXX, living in and playing out of Olympia, Washington, have been devastating the Pacific Northwest music hubs for the last year now. Their self-titled mini-album is explosive, vital, and many leagues deeper than it has any right to be in this wicked epoch.

                                                              Recorded by esteemed engineer, Dave Harvey (who also recorded both HYSTERICS 7”s issued on M’lady’s), this record originally came out in a small edition on the Grazer label late last year, which sold out instantly just through word of mouth. The very excellent Jason Ward (of Chicago Mastering Service) has since worked his magic re-mastering the recording, and now it’s even more wild and vibrant than ever.

                                                              VEXX hit the ground running like punk hasn’t happened yet! Blazing through the first three songs on side one with a fury rarely seen in the modern underground. ‘Clairvoyant’ is equal parts jagged as inventive, twisting out of reach at all the right moments. The song captures the band perfectly, raging headlong with unmatched momentum.

                                                              VEXX also know how to write a powerful slow burner, as evidenced by ‘Strength’ and the first half of ‘Ocean Shores’. Maryjane’s lyrics and vocals are a clarion call of intent; on fire with possibility, whilst wrestling with the power of everything. She’s such a force of nature as a frontwoman that you’re left stunned as much as amazed.

                                                              Meanwhile, Mike and Corey’s guitar and drum fireworks have left almost all spectators breathless (note: bass guitar duties on this recording were handled by Aaron, who has since been replaced by the very capable and excellent Ian). Each song is a maelstrom, whipping band and audience alike into a whirlwind. Pushing forward, thinking harder, striking home.

                                                              GRMLN

                                                              Soon Away

                                                                With Soon Away, GRMLN veers from the pop-punk-rooted road the band traversed with last year’s Empire; it’s an aggressive album, darker and heavier than what’s come before. While it carries these characteristics, there is also a certain peace to Soon Away, thanks to songwriter Yoodoo Park’s personal growth.

                                                                The teachings of Krishna were an inspiration to Park while writing the record and it’s a force that helped define his perspective in these songs. The singer-guitarist sees the constant changes of life allowing people to embrace the true nature of living. Still, there’s intensity to these guitar-driven tracks. On the opener of the album “Jaded” Park sings, “Go, but you're breaking without me / When days can crawl around / To waste myself away,” which is built around one of GRMLN’s catchiest riffs to date.

                                                                The album grapples with letting go and getting used to good-byes. “Find a way to be wanted and here for someone else / Break away from the notion, the poison in my head,” Park sings on the cathartic “Faux.”

                                                                After writing the songs in Japan and whilst on tour in the U.S., Park went back to Different Fur Studios in San Francisco with engineers Patrick Brown and Sean Paulson, who worked on GRMLN’s previous album Empire. On Soon Away, Park is joined by his brother, Tae San, who assisted with bass parts and arrangements; with the addition of long-time drummer Keith Frerichs providing a rhythmic backbone.

                                                                GRMLN is the musical project of 21 year old, Yoodoo Park. He was born in Kyoto, Japan and moved to southern California at a young age (though he still goes back to Japan every summer). Yoodoo started playing music at the age of 13 when he was given a bass guitar and released his debut album Empire in 2013, preceded by the debut EP Explore.

                                                                Ennio Morricone

                                                                Once Upon A Time In The West - Orange Vinyl Edition

                                                                  After the "Dollar Trilogy", Sergio Leone was offered the script of another western movie. He could not refuse the offer. With his own ideas and working on the film story with Bernardo Bertolucci and Dario Argento, he directed the monumental "Once upon a time in the West", featuring the American actors Henry Fonda and Charles Bronson among others. Each character is strongly stereotyped here, a fact emphasized by the motion picture soundtrack, once again delivered by Ennio Morricone in collaboration with his orchestra and Alessandro “The Whistler” Alessandroni and his Choir with the addition of the female singer Edda Dell’Orso. The flavour is epic, but also very romantic at some points as there is a love story involving Jill, an ex-prostitute, and one of her old lovers, Cheyenne. This is another excellent example that when it comes to the exquisite blending of images and music, Italians do it better. This is another perfect soundtrack for a magnificent movie. This reissue comes in a splendid gatefold package, with a 30x30cm inlay poster.

                                                                  First 500 copies are pressed on orange vinyl with black streaks.

                                                                  Ennio Morricone

                                                                  Milano Odia: La Polizia Non Può Sparare - Yellow Vinyl Edition

                                                                    "Milano Odia: La polizia non può sparare", a 1974 movie directed by Umberto Lenzi, is the quintessence of the Italian police films. Not only, it's even more violent and extreme than usual, with one of the best interpretations ever by the Cuban actor Tomas Milian. The soundtrack for the film is commissioned to Ennio Morricone, who at the time was already a full-time score composer, and had already worked in the same field. The Maestro wrote the entire OST starting from a single, obsessive theme, arranged in many different ways for each different scene

                                                                    or atmosphere. The whole soundtrack had never been released until 2007, and this is the first whole edition on vinyl ever. It comes in a gatefold package, with a 30x30cm inlay poster.

                                                                    First 500 copies are pressed on yellow vinyl with black streaks

                                                                    Ennio Morricone

                                                                    Per Un Pugno Di Dollari (A Fistful Of Dollars) OST - Purple Vinyl Edition

                                                                      Year 1964. Almost out of nowhere, the little-known and un-regarded director Sergio Leone transposes a film by Akira Kurosawa into a western style ,and by putting together all the right pieces, adding a bit of intuition, lays down new rules for the 'spaghetti western' genre, giving way to an endless series of imitations. "A Fistful of Dollars" would not have had the same impact without the inimitable music written of Ennio Morricone, who had curiously been an old elementary school classmate of Leone. The main soundtrack themes were chosen from two arrangements that Morricone had already drafted two years earlier; once he removed the lyrics and added the unmistakable whistle of Alessandro Alessandroni, the spaghetti-sound was finally complete. The film was an incredible success, and projected Leone, Morricone and in particular the actor Clint Eastwood into the Olympus of the Great. The soundtrack was released for the first time the following year (1965), along with the one of Sergio Leone's subsequent work "For a Few Dollars More". This new edition sees the original seven tracks of the score in a completely new layout.

                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                      10" LP Info: 10" 45rpm LP, with a 26x26cm mini poster attached. First 500 copies are pressed on purple vinyl.

                                                                      Goblin

                                                                      Phenomena OST - Transparent Vinyl Edition

                                                                        "Phenomena", the film made in 1985 by Dario Argento is an international horror cult classic. Created yet again from the Italian director’s incredible imagination. The original soundtrack was a mix of songs from the duo Simonetti-Pignatelli, made specifically for the film, together with others from Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Andi Sex Gang and Bill Wyman. A compilation film score was released at the time, but this reissue edited by AMS Records focuses solely on the music written by the two original Goblin members, Fabio Pignatelli and Claudio Simonetti. The tracklist of this release and the inner notes have been compiled by Fabio Capuzzo, author of the Goblin encyclopedia "Sette Note in Rosso", while the collector Roberto Attanasio has provided the iconographic material relating to the various editions of "Phenomena" from 1985 to the present.

                                                                        Korn

                                                                        Follow The Leader - Gold Vinyl Edition

                                                                          Follow the Leader is the third studio album by the American nu metal band Korn. Originally released in 1998, the album was produced by Steve Thompson and Toby Wright.

                                                                          The Family Values Tour promoted the album, along with its five singles. Both “Got the Life” and “Freak on a Leash” charted on various charts. ”Freak on a Leash” was nominated for nine MTV Video Music Awards, and won for the Best Rock Video award, as well as Best Editing. The music video also won Best Short Form Music Video at the
                                                                          2000 Grammy Awards.

                                                                          The Music On Vinyl reissue is pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl, with the first 2000 copies being individually numbered and pressed on gold coloured vinyl.

                                                                          Bonafide

                                                                          Issue 09

                                                                            Cover feature: Madlib - elusive producer is joined by (MF) DOOM, the first time in almost 10 years since the Madvillain duo have given an interview. Jeff Jank, art director of Stones Throw records, also provides an illustrative Lord Quas magazine cover, limited to 500 copies.

                                                                            Main feature: New Order - legendary British group discuss their first carnation as Joy Division

                                                                            Main feature: Theo Parrish - a rare and in depth interview with the house and techno pioneer

                                                                            Other features: BadBadNotGood, Cut Chemist, Deltron 3030, Just Blaze, Mad Professor, Rustie, Shabazz Palaces, Step Brothers (Alchemist & Evidence) and bespoke artwork by the graffiti artist 1010

                                                                            Drew Lustman

                                                                            A Thorough Study - Inc. 2000Black Remix

                                                                              Drew Lustman is widely known for his work as FaltyDL but on 2000black we know him simply as Drew.

                                                                              Put It Out There' displays Drew's ability to take you on a musical journey within a club music track, whilst 'A Thorough Study' takes a look at sonic emotion.

                                                                              The remix of 'A Thorough Study' is by mr goodgood aka dego.

                                                                              Strictly on wax for now.

                                                                              The Shaolin Afronauts

                                                                              Follow The Path

                                                                              The driving force of The Shaolin Afronuats is Ross McHenry, the ARIA nominated composer, bandleader, producer and bassist based in Adelaide. Alongside co collaborators Lachlan Ridge and Dylan Marshall, It is their opmbined wide ranging musical tastes, impeccable production and instrumental skills that always result in music that is original, thought provoking, unexpected and quite beautiful.

                                                                              Follow The Path is a 21 track, double album that expands upon and delves further into the musical genres that inspire and influence the group - rhythmic and pulsating afrobeat, and the avant-garde/spiritual jazz inspired by artists such as Sun Ra and Mulatu Astatke.

                                                                              One superb example of how this band execute their musical vocabulary is Ojo Abameta, a percussive & frenetic number, built on a bed of amazing percussion and topped off with some deeply sweet ensemble horns, the end result is reminiscent of African hi life sounds which acts as a curtain raiser for this incredible album. The albums title track 'Follow The Path' uses afrobeat as a template, but with strong funk undercurrents, as the insistent beat underpins the beautiful ensemble horns and bubbling analogue synth sounds to dramatic and hypnotic effect.

                                                                              In contrast, the second volume emphasises The Shaolin Afronauts more experimental and introspective side. As an example, the three part suite Outside Beyond/Three Ways Back is a genuine musical journey that takes the listener through many musical moods and textures...;this is deep, spiritually rooted music that locates the band almost in a genre of their very own - having such an original and individual approach and sound.

                                                                              Spatial AKA

                                                                              Nelson Mandela / Ghost Town

                                                                                Latest in the SKA BOOTS series is a live single from JERRY DAMMERS' cosmic jazz & reggae orchestra THE SPATIAL AKA. Here we get two SPECIALS' tunes re-recorded & channeled through the genius of SUN RA. "GHOST PLANET" rec'd on LATER, "NELSON MANDELA" in studio on British TV. Full color labels.


                                                                                Ilo

                                                                                By Special Request

                                                                                  ILO caused quite a frenzy with his edit of NEW MUSIK's "WARP". A UK record reviewer joked "We can only hope an Ilo edit of Grauzone's "Eisbär" is next"! Naturally the producer played ball and that's exactly what he delivers for Lo-Fi Edits #1 This ultra limited pressing also includes the wonderful "LOVE OF MY OWN". Prepare for the craziness! One sided!


                                                                                  Pacific Horizons

                                                                                  Remixes EP #1

                                                                                    PACIFIC HORIZONS once again call on friends & family for interpretations of their catalog. Oslo's FRISVOLD & LINDBÆK rework their recent single “BANDINI” into a rolling psychedelic techno workout. CRUE-L mastermind KENJI TAKIMI takes 2010's “FOREST ELECTRIC” into bombastic disco territory as BEING BORINGS. On side B MUSIC FOR DANCERS co-founder & resident THOMAS K makes his debut as ROMEO with an epic remake of “BEACHES OF THE BLACK SEA” complete with fresh vocals & acid. Finally, another Los Angeles luminary, TOP SHELF founder J-DISKO, screws “FATA MORGANA” into a stony, percussive, Promethazine-hazed journey into the night..." DISCO HOUSE

                                                                                    The Drums

                                                                                    Encyclopedia

                                                                                      The single 'Magic Mountain' is the first song The Drums have released in nearly 3 years, marking a return to the two founding core members of Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham. Spin says “the new single is still guided by that infectious head-bobbery, but the Brooklyn indie-popper's blithe bounce takes on a fervent frenzy.” Baeble noted the prevailing “sheen of gloom and apprehension,” a departure that Paste says “stirs in sounds in all the right ways.”

                                                                                      ‘Encyclopedia’ is The Drums’ third full-length album. Emerging from Brooklyn via Florida in 2009, they smashed on the scene with their ‘Summertime!’ EP that led to a spot on the BBC Sound of 2010 shortlist, The ShockWaves NME Tour, and the publication’s Phillip Hall Radar Award. The Drums‘ music often explores the themes of loss, nostalgia, redemption, vulnerability, and love – with critic’s raves embracing both the lyrics and their sonic signature. This time around, they’ve embraced a darker sound while making it as grand and majestic as they please.

                                                                                      ‘Encyclopedia’ is full of "magic and surprise while maintaining a serious, more weighty tone throughout," says Jonny. The LP marks the first time since the ‘Summertime!’ EP that Jacob and Jonny were left to their own devices, without having to ask a soul for approval. The result is an exciting display of personal emotion and unashamed, majestic songwriting style.

                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                      2xLtd LP Info: Limited edition red vinyl.

                                                                                      Jex Opolis

                                                                                      DZE

                                                                                        Breaking an eight-month silence, Jex returns with three new cuts!

                                                                                        Leading off this double A-side release (the third from the Toronto-based Good Timin' imprint) is the jazzdance of "D.Z.E.," which borrows the mood—and the ACTUAL studio musician—from Asso's Italo-disco classic "Don't Stop." Yup, Jex tracked down Steve Galante himself at his project studio in Montreal and had him blast an incredible solo that's guaranteed to elevate!

                                                                                        Meanwhile, Jex himself tinkles the ivories and gets his hands emotional on the DX7-meets-DMX balladry of "Please Be Good To Me," which was inspired by a DJ trip to Japan earlier this year. Picture Kevin McCord bowling with the road crew from Pat Metheny's backing band at some Midwestern dive and you just might get a whiff of the vibe on this one.

                                                                                        Finally, rounding out the flip on this all-thriller-no-filler AA-side is the Terje-meets-Vangelis strut of "Please Be Bad To Me." It's Jex's clubbiest material to date and it boasts one of those chugging basslines that kinda sounds like Change covering late 80s AC/DC!! Thunderstruck, indeed!!

                                                                                        Catfish And The Bottlemen

                                                                                        The Balcony

                                                                                          Catfish and the Bottlemen are a 4 piece from Llandudno fronted by charismatic, outspoken frontman Van McCann.

                                                                                          King Crimson

                                                                                          Islands

                                                                                            DGM & Panegyric are proud to present the sixth in a series of King Crimson high quality vinyl reissues. The return of “Islands” to the 12” vinyl format is newly cut from masters approved by Robert Fripp. Manufactured on 200 gram super-heavyweight vinyl, it is housed in a reprint of the original sleeve, with lyrics insert. This edition also contains bonus MP3 codes giving access to a download of a transfer of an original 1971 pressing – in this case taken from Fripp’s personal file copy of the album.

                                                                                            St Christopher

                                                                                            Forevermore Starts Here - The Anthology 1984-2010

                                                                                              In Indie circles, ST. CHRISTOPHER are an enigma, a mysterious act who made a plethora of beautiful records and yet are relatively unknown. Forevermore Starts Here seeks to rectify that!

                                                                                              St. Christopher revolved around the singing and songwriting talents of Glenn Melia, who formed the band in the early 80s before creating a string of now prized pop 45s on their own Bluegrass label.

                                                                                              At the end of 1988, St. Christopher signed with the iconic Sarah Records for a string of memorable singles and EPs. Subsequently, the band recorded two albums for Vinyl Japan and later enjoyed releases on such cult labels as Slumberland, Bus Stop and Elefant.

                                                                                              The 2-CD set also boasts their entire output for Sarah Records (some 18 tracks). The Bristol label is the subject very soon of both a film and a book.

                                                                                              The package has been assembled by the same design team behind Scared To Get Happy and C86.

                                                                                              Whyte Horses

                                                                                              Snowfalls

                                                                                                What happens when you put an obscure Mancunian music chronologist on a three month sojourn in the heart of the Italian countryside with some battered analogue recording gear, some cheap guitars and a female vocalist and friend to explore themes of the human condition and daydreams of fantasy with one piece of decoration: a poster of their favourite band Os Mutantes looming large on the wall, offering some company and direction during this time of solitude? The answer is a new group of seismic psychedelic proportions. May we present Whyte Horses.

                                                                                                Inspired by the nomadic travels of cult folk artist Mark Fry and outsider Krautrock groups, strange sounds began to emanate from deep within a dilapidated cottage, deep in the Frosinone mountains range with no access to the outside world.

                                                                                                Panoramic views baring an uncanny resemblance to Alejandro Jodorowsky's epic pseudo-western ‘El Topo’ began to filter the songwriting, as hazy instrumentals evolved into mutant pop sketches, blurring seventies MOR sensibilities, obscure imagery and everyday thoughts. The result is other-worldly, classically of another time and space. Triumphant yet melancholy, a colour-sound of psychedelic dream pop, fearless and tender at the same time.

                                                                                                Terry Malts

                                                                                                Insides EP

                                                                                                  Since 2010 and over 2 albums and a slew of singles and tapes, Terry Malts records to date have a been a refreshing blast of catchy punk, pop-influenced but also chaotic, noisy, shredding. Imagine Bubba from Void sitting in with Descendents and you're part of the way there. Fall 2013's Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere was their most concise release yet - a concentrated blast of melodic bile that cast a long look at life and didn't always like what it saw.

                                                                                                  "Grumpiest Old Men" is an ode to telling those damn kids to get off your lawn, showcasing guitarist Corey Cunningham on vocals. "Don't" is a stop/start thriller, dark and driving but as always sporting a melody that most pop bands would slay for. Wrapping up the EP is a fine version of New Zealand legends The Chills' "Hidden Bay," giving some insight into the varied influences that feed into Terry Malts and help explain why "pop" and "punk" don't adequately describe what they do.

                                                                                                  Petite Meller

                                                                                                  NYC Time

                                                                                                    Following the sold out run of first single 'Backpack', Night Beach Records is pleased to announce the release of a limited run of 300 coloured transparent vinyl of Petite Meller’s new single 'NYC Time' along with a new remix of the track by US duo Betablock3rs.

                                                                                                    Backed with a haunting vocal from Brooklyn-born singer Merlin Bronques and built around a hypnotic wind up toy-like melody, NYC Time is a typically unique and catchy pop song from meller. "The music I used to listen to as a child carries me back to where it all really came from. I wanted to show this voyage from an empty suburbia a la Antonioni's "L'Eclipse" to the influential rhythm of magical NY."

                                                                                                    David Thomas Broughton & Juice Vocal Ensemble

                                                                                                    Sliding The Same Way

                                                                                                      After meeting at SXSW in 2011 Juice and David kept in contact about possibly working together, but getting together is difficult for artists who are busy with their own projects, particularly if one is based in the Far East. Finally in 2013, during a couple of short trips back, David gathered the group in his home town of Otley to spend a few hours recording. The album spans the hymnal to human beatbox, discord to angelic harmony, with lyrical themes displaying the weaknesses of men, via rural imagery and sombre love songs, to the decline of northern industry and pub brawls.

                                                                                                      David had some basic ideas; Juice had no idea what they would be faced with. After some short discussion and a little practise the part-improvised tracks were recorded live in one take and kept sparse, underpinned by David’s gentle and often imprecise guitar playing as the accompaniment to four voices.

                                                                                                      Whirr

                                                                                                      Sway

                                                                                                        The restless “Heavy” churns somewhere between Godflesh and Gish, its lumbering beat and foreboding guitar buoyed by a melody that feels like a secret hymn for which you’ve long searched. Gorgeous and sprawling, “Sway” floats through luxuriating guitars and pillowed vocals, offering an impressionistic but intoxicating inversion of Whirr’s typical propulsion. Even here, during the record’s prettiest moment, Whirr maintains a righteous minimalism, emblematic of members who met one another as skateboarding high-school kids.

                                                                                                        “The aesthetic of the band is more aimed at mature punk rather than alternative rock,” Bassett confirms. “There are these more aggressive punk elements—noisy feedback, a snare roll that just goes into super-punchy, driving songs.”

                                                                                                        As the end approaches, the band builds together, the riffs and the rhythm colliding into one triumphant, redemptive crest, a fully unified Whirr.

                                                                                                        ‘[this] sludge-swirl epic finds comfort in gloominess, and strength in whispers’ - Spin

                                                                                                        “Whirr wrap their songs in shoegaze fuzz, but it’s music with excellent interplay, focused melodies, and vulnerable vocals. Whirr soar somberly, but they still soar” – Stereogum

                                                                                                        Lower Plenty

                                                                                                        Life / Thrills

                                                                                                          Acting as a respite from the celebrated strains of modern Australian underground music, Lower Plenty manage a deconstruction of folk music like none other: unsettled, unforgiving, unconcerned with what came before or what’s to follow. Acoustic guitars shuffle in and out of phase with one another, double-tracked vocals hover above in careful meter, brushed snare rattles the very frame of their sound, and then everything shifts again, and again. Comfort’s not long here, though beauty is maintained; melodies start sweet but turn inward, wane nostalgic and wax without resolve.

                                                                                                          Life/Thrills is the Melbourne group’s third full-length, and their collective experience will leave you thoroughly unprepared for the beautiful confusion suggested by these ten songs, which seem to have the power of slowing and even stopping time. Suitable comparisons to this music are as disparate as early Cat Power, Arab Strap, the Shrimper roster ca. 1992, the Sun City Girls, and the late ‘60s/early ‘70s output of the Red Crayola, but as with much truly original music, Lower Plenty resists direct comparison and defies expectation. Their shambling, discordant presence will relieve you of any preconceptions – this is one best experienced alone, as the sun fades into the horizon for the night.

                                                                                                          Christian Bland & The Revelators

                                                                                                          The Unseens Green Obscene

                                                                                                            The musical mind of Christian Bland seems to overflow with colors. The lyrics and even titles of his output with, The Black Angels drip with kaleidoscopic imagery. “Indigo Meadow”, “Black Grease”, “You In Color,” “Yellow Elevator #2”. Christian Bland & The Revelators has followed a similar path, and has released a red album, 2010's The Lost Album, and 2012's Pig Boat Blues.

                                                                                                            Beyond that the thread which runs through all of Bland’s work - whether it’s his visual artwork, music with The Black Angels, and the myriad projects of The Reverberation Appreciation Society - Austin Psych Fest and it’s offshoots, and now an East Austin record store - is a timeless spirit of rock and roll, and in particular the psychedelic kind, circa 1968. He champions it. Lives and breathes it.

                                                                                                            And what will attentive listeners discover they see when they hear “The Unseen Green Obscene”? The past? The future? The answer will be colored by your own.

                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                            LP Info: LP on transparent green vinyl, includes download card.

                                                                                                            Prince

                                                                                                            Art Official Age

                                                                                                              Music icon PRINCE today announces not one, but two, brand new studio albums to be released globally via Warner Bros. Records. The much-anticipated albums are ‘ART OFFICIAL AGE’ and ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’, set to release on September 29th 2014 in the UK. ‘ART OFFICIAL AGE’ is a solo album and ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’ is by Prince’s new band 3RDEYEGIRL.

                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                              Balearic Blah Blah Vol. 4

                                                                                                              Fourth release in the series of vinyl-only 12” EPs from Balearic Blah Blah featuring a choice selection of Balearic obscurities carefully reworked by KBE. The first side is dedicated to the summer and features the gorgeous ‘Soulwoman’, a KBE edit of a killer 70s West Coast sunshine gem of the highest calibre which wouldn’t sound out of place in a DJ Harvey or Moonboots set. Followed by ‘Dinopino’, a beautifully atmospheric Italian tune stretched out here for maximum sun-soaked vibes. Flip over for two tracks aimed at more eclectic dancefloors. ‘Cirkusanimali’ is from a funky French 7 inch in the ‘Ma Quale Idea’ / Mediterranean style with KBE bringing some extended fun and madness - a secret weapon for the Balearic boffins. And lastly ‘Einzweipolizei’, a seriously funky long version of a hidden B side from the 80s with a great Paradise Garage meets Post Punk feel. Limited edition.


                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                              Balearic Blah Blah Vol. 3

                                                                                                              After a great response to their first two releases, the secret society called Balearic Blah Blah continue to dig deep for number three pulling out secret outtakes and unexpected forgotten classics from their extensive collections. First up is ‘Day Off’, an uber-Balearic cut sounding like a Jose Padilla-era Cafe Del Mar classic or maybe a warm-up track for Alfredo or Leo Mas at Amnesia in that heady summer of ’87. Next comes the brilliant Dub To Me’, a Compass Point Studio creation mixed by Robert Palmer and surfacing for the first time here on vinyl. ‘Pull Dub’ on the flip is another heavy Compass Point gem - an unreleased Larry Levan outtake, with crazy dubbed out guitars and synths lacing the Paradise Garage classic. Lastly we have a great extended version of a long-lost New Romantic floor-filler from one of the UK pioneers of electronic music - one for lovers of the Greg Wilson/Trevor Jackson sound. Limited edition.


                                                                                                              Brand new and good for you.. Super Rhythm Trax return to the original Acid House blueprint of the mid/late 80's , updateing it with fresh ideas yet maintaining the intergrity and super atmosphere of those early and exciting times.

                                                                                                              First up in a slew of releases, is MIKE ASH. A seasoned veteran who boasts many early 90's appearances on legendary labels such as Moving Shadow, Rising High & Sapho under alias' including Interface, Mashed, Audio Assault and Space Cadet . More recently, Ash has been affirming his standing releasing quality acid and electro tracks and even an album on Bass Agenda records.

                                                                                                              This is pure party rocking acid house music with second to none arrangement and a nod to the past without drowning in old cliches. Look out for this label cos there's lots more coming!

                                                                                                              Funkineven Feat. Jay Daniel

                                                                                                              Discipline / Abyss

                                                                                                              The one and only Funkineven and Detroit's hottest son Jay Daniel co-conspire to bring you this doozy of a 12". HEAT.

                                                                                                              Fat White Family

                                                                                                              Champagne Holocaust - Deluxe Edition

                                                                                                                Champagne Holocaust, originally released in the summer of 2013 is re-released by Trashmouth Records as a deluxe CD version.

                                                                                                                The re-release will include a bonus 10-track CD featuring un-released / live tracks and new inner-spread artwork featuring 17 drawings by Saul from the band of famous serial killers which are featuring in a forthcoming exhibition alongside work by legendary 60’s cartoonist R. Crumb.


                                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                                Dummy 21st Century Pop Music

                                                                                                                  Leading UK music website Dummy present an album of the hottest new artists for 2014/15. Limited edition vinyl + CD, limited to 500 copies only. Features 12 exclusive tracks only available on this compilation.

                                                                                                                  About Dummy Mag - Dummy is a website dedicated to discovering and supporting the best new music from around the globe. Dummy was started by Paul Benney and John Burgess who were the founders of 90s electronic dance music and club culture magazine Jockey Slut. After Jockey Slut closed in 2004 Paul and John decided to start a new magazine that took Jockey Slut’s passion for new music and move it forwards while retaining the important elements of any decent magazine – great writing, photography and design. After seven glorious print issues they decided that, much as they loved print magazines, the most exciting publishing arena was now the internet and in 2009 Dummy launched properly online.

                                                                                                                  We believe that music can and should be brave, fun and clever. Surprising sounds come from the top of the charts and the furthest reaches of the underground. The great artists of now are just as likely to sell out arenas as they are to compose alone in their bedrooms.

                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                  2xLtd LP Info: Limited edition includes free Dummy tote bag and other goodies.

                                                                                                                  In 2013 Tornado Wallace touched down at the ESP Institute with his Thinking Allowed EP, a slab of wax that proved pivotal in his musical aesthetic, beautifully complimenting our catalogue. He ups the ante further with Circadia, his second 3-track EP that riffs on ESP themes whilst sophisticatedly amplifying their character. The title track lays trance-like arpeggiated vocals over thunderous tropical toms, opening up into an epic group chant. Time of Nectar coasts along, blanketing us with soft pads and soothing pan pipes before Jonny Nash's palm-muted Stratocaster makes its cameo. The essential house jam on the b-side, Soft Light, will no doubt pump its way through dance floors this Summer, don't sleep!

                                                                                                                  The Messenger (Todd Edwards)

                                                                                                                  Guide My Soul

                                                                                                                  Four tracks of classic 1993 Nervous NYC House from the mighty Todd Edwards as “The Messenger”

                                                                                                                  Edwards is already revered as one of the producers of his era & “Guide My Soul” is testament to this.

                                                                                                                  Full of soulful groove, Jazz licks, tough skippy drums & Edwards’ trademark vocal samples this release does not disappoint.

                                                                                                                  Remastered from DAT & repressed in conjunction with Nervous with love for all the House heads & Garage freaks.


                                                                                                                  Roisin Murphy

                                                                                                                  Mi Senti Remixed - JD Twitch Optimo / Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi Remixes

                                                                                                                  Róisín Murphy will release the second of two remix bundles of tracks from her new ‘Mi Senti’ EP on September 10 on The Vinyl Factory. The bundle will be available on two track vinyl 12”, as well as digital download, and features mixes by JD Twitch and a collaborative mix by Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi.

                                                                                                                  ‘Mi Senti’ is a collection of six Italian songs – including five covers of classic pop hits from Italian singers and songwriters, and one original song by Murphy. The first remix bundle was released in June and featured mixes by Horsemeat Disco’s Severino & Nico de Cegila, Leo Mas, All Seeing I and Psychemagik.

                                                                                                                  Róisín recorded the EP over the last year, at home in North London and in Ibiza, with her partner (and Milanese music producer) Sebastiano Properzi, along with producer Eddie Stevens.

                                                                                                                  JD Twitch is one of the co-founders of Glasgow’s legendary Optimo club night at the Sub Club, and runs the Optimo Music label.

                                                                                                                  Daniele Baldelli is a legend of the Italian music scene, and is credited with creating the ‘Afro’ and ‘Cosmic’ disco movements.

                                                                                                                  Marco Dionigi is another legendary Italian DJ, producer, A&R manager and label owner. Together with Baldelli he runs Pedivelle Records.


                                                                                                                  Dynamic UK duo Him_Self_Her are back on the essential Crosstown Rebels with another bumping deep house burner ‘Love You Like I Used To’ once again featuring the distinctive vocal chops of Kieran Fowkes who also appeared on previous Crosstown hit ‘Gone Too Long’ (which spent 11 weeks at the top of the Beatport chart). Featuring a tough and distorted remix from hot property Francesca Lombardo and the driving cosmic force of UK disco darlings Psychemagik on the flip, this is a house track for the peak season of al fresco hands-in-the-air dancefloors.

                                                                                                                  Claire and Leon aka Him_Self_Her have been producing together since 2012 when they hit it off on a musical level during their formative time on the local house scene in Leicester. All that it took was one studio session to realise the potency of their union and their genre blending productions showcase a range of deep grooves and disco infused techno with a human heart. With their breakthrough release ‘Gone Too Long’ sparking the attention of none other than Pete Tong, he promptly made it his Essential New Tune and support followed from heavyweight DJs such as Jamie Jones. Next releases came on Elite Records and OFF Recordings.

                                                                                                                  The classically trained, multi-talented Francesca Lombardo is one of the most successful artists of this era on Crosstown Rebels and with several shimmering releases for the label including ‘What To Do’ and the ‘Changes EP’, Francesca has amassed a sizable global following, entranced by her live instrumentation and vocal performances alongside the Rebels at events such as Get Lost and Day Zero, as well as the worlds dance music meccas DC10, fabric and Panorama Bar.

                                                                                                                  Undoubtedly two of the biggest stars of 2012, Danny McLewin and Tom Coveney aka Psychemagik are partly known for their prolific output of remixes but first appeared on Crosstown Rebels with a killer original release ‘Black Noir Schwarz’ back in March. Avid vinyl collectors and masters of the re-edit, the duo has released an impressive array of highly acclaimed releases as well as highly-lauded compilations, such as the self-released ‘Diabolical Synthetic Fantasia’ and last years superb ‘Magik Sunrise’.


                                                                                                                  Ali Renault

                                                                                                                  Afterlife EP

                                                                                                                    James White & The Blacks

                                                                                                                    Off White

                                                                                                                      Wisconsin native, James Siegfried (aka James Chance & James White), dropped out of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in 1976 and hightailed it straight to New York City, where he quickly immersed himself in both the robust free jazz scene, and the burgeoning No Wave/post-punk scene. Quite the diverse and layered musician, James studied under sax legend David Murray while simultaneously forming No Wave legends Teenage Jesus & The Jerks with then girlfriend Lydia Lunch. Drawing huge influences from James Brown and Ornette Coleman, James formed The Contortions in late ’77. They burned fast and strong and were broken up by 1980 but not before releasing two seminal pieces of No Wave, Buy and this album, under the pseudonym of James White & The Blacks. Every bit as strong an album as its predecessor, Off White belongs in any self-respecting No Wave & NYC post-punk collection. An absolute stone classic back in print on LP.

                                                                                                                      Mark Lanegan

                                                                                                                      Phantom Radio - 2CD Edition

                                                                                                                        Lanegan's chief compositional tool on Phantom Radio was his phone – specifically an app called Funk Box. “I didn’t bother to hook up my 909 and 808 this time,” he says, “because the app had ’em. I’d write drum parts with it then add music with the synthesizer or the guitar.” The album grew organically from these synthetic roots, taking in Mark’s ongoing love of Krautrock and also an ’80s new wave show on Sirius satellite radio, his favoured aural companion as he drives around Los Angeles. “They have a few good shows but the ‘80s one in particular I like,” he says. “That’s the music that was happening when I started making music. And although the Trees drew on Nuggets psychedelia, 13th Floor Elevators and Love, we were actually listening to Echo And The Bunnymen, Rain Parade, the Gun Club. A lot of British post-punk. We loved that stuff. I just waited until I was in my late forties before I started ripping it off.”

                                                                                                                        Lanegan’s generous collaborative spirit sees him deliver an excellent co-write with British guitarist Duke Garwood, with whom he made last year’s dustbowl-desolate Black Pudding, and who now offers the music for I Am The Wolf, a Lanegan signature tune. Mark’s favourite song on the album, meanwhile, is Torn Red Heart, an intensely tender meditation for a broken heart that’s like The Velvet Underground’s Pale Blue Eyes orchestrated by Angelo Badalamenti. He also has a special mention for Floor Of The Ocean, which balances sheer catchiness with a deceptively bleak lyrical reflection on a life lived on the hard shoulder: “Clear eyes, can’t avoid the searchlight/Hope that they don’t find me/Find me where I’m lying.”

                                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                        2xLtd CD Info: The 2CD edition features the 5 tracks from the 'No Bells On Sunday' EP.

                                                                                                                        Mark Lanegan

                                                                                                                        Phantom Radio

                                                                                                                          Lanegan's chief compositional tool on Phantom Radio was his phone – specifically an app called Funk Box. “I didn’t bother to hook up my 909 and 808 this time,” he says, “because the app had ’em. I’d write drum parts with it then add music with the synthesizer or the guitar.” The album grew organically from these synthetic roots, taking in Mark’s ongoing love of Krautrock and also an ’80s new wave show on Sirius satellite radio, his favoured aural companion as he drives around Los Angeles. “They have a few good shows but the ‘80s one in particular I like,” he says. “That’s the music that was happening when I started making music. And although the Trees drew on Nuggets psychedelia, 13th Floor Elevators and Love, we were actually listening to Echo And The Bunnymen, Rain Parade, the Gun Club. A lot of British post-punk. We loved that stuff. I just waited until I was in my late forties before I started ripping it off.”

                                                                                                                          Lanegan’s generous collaborative spirit sees him deliver an excellent co-write with British guitarist Duke Garwood, with whom he made last year’s dustbowl-desolate Black Pudding, and who now offers the music for I Am The Wolf, a Lanegan signature tune. Mark’s favourite song on the album, meanwhile, is Torn Red Heart, an intensely tender meditation for a broken heart that’s like The Velvet Underground’s Pale Blue Eyes orchestrated by Angelo Badalamenti. He also has a special mention for Floor Of The Ocean, which balances sheer catchiness with a deceptively bleak lyrical reflection on a life lived on the hard shoulder: “Clear eyes, can’t avoid the searchlight/Hope that they don’t find me/Find me where I’m lying.”

                                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                          Ltd LP Info: Limited white vinyl edition.

                                                                                                                          Weval

                                                                                                                          Half Age EP

                                                                                                                            This September will see the long awaited vinyl release of Half Age EP by electronica act Weval. 2014 started with a bang for the duo. Their track Detian was featured in the new Schweppes commercial starring Penelope Cruz. Meanwhile the duo worked on a new EP for Kompakt, released a remix for the legendary Gui Boratto and saw their Half Age EP climbing in the iTunes top 100 for months, #5 highest notation in France. Further the guys performed their live set at Pitch Festival, Into The Woods, Trouw and many other clubs and festivals.

                                                                                                                            Weval (consisting of Harm Coolen (b. 1986) and Merijn Scholte Albers (b. 1989) both have roots in the film industry, which is also where they met in 2010. When they found out they were sharing the same love and ambition for creating electronic music they decided to team up as a producers duo.

                                                                                                                            The Vaselines

                                                                                                                            High Tide Low Tide

                                                                                                                              The opening track from their forthcoming new album, V For Vaselines, the single will be released on 7” and digitally and features a non-album track, Cardinal Sin.

                                                                                                                              "This song was inspired by cycling along the River Clyde. Your love is on the other side. Can you get there? Do want to get there? What do you do when you cross the river? Can you come back home? All these questions and a catchy chorus, “ commented Eugene Kelly of the band.

                                                                                                                              "This song is all about commitment issues. Stay safe. Stay single,” added co-conspirator Frances McKee.

                                                                                                                              Zola Jesus

                                                                                                                              Taiga

                                                                                                                                Taiga is the brand new album from Zola Jesus and follows the widely celebrated albums, Versions (2013) and Conatus (2011). Featuring the single 'Dangerous Days', the album was written by Nika (the creative force behind Zola Jesus) and co-produced by Nika and Dean Hurley (David Lynch, Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse).

                                                                                                                                The album is best described by the artist herself: "The music on the record is massive, with big brass and beats, crystal clear vocals…It's the most accessible music I've ever made, but also the most earnest and passionate. I gave everything for this record, more than ever before."

                                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                Ltd LP Info: Limited edition coloured vinyl.

                                                                                                                                Bleached

                                                                                                                                For The Feel

                                                                                                                                  After spending the past year touring the US and abroad, the Clavin sisters have settled back into their LA digs long enough to bestow upon us a few more nuggets of dirty, blissed out hits.

                                                                                                                                  Bleached had this to say about the title track: "For The Feel is a song we originally wrote for our full length but it didn't sound right once recorded so we held off on putting it on the record. Finally when it came down to recording it again we were really inspired by the sound of The Kinks, we even used The Kinks amp. I'm really glad we waited to release this song because now it's perfect."

                                                                                                                                  On the flipside, they've churned out two jukebox classics; "Poison Ivy" is inspired by The Rolling Stones' take on The Coasters (and Bleached's love of both) and a live show favorite, The Damned's "Born To Kill" finishes out the sweaty dance party to perfection.

                                                                                                                                  Limited, of course, and yours for the taking.

                                                                                                                                  The Growlers

                                                                                                                                  Chinese Fountain

                                                                                                                                    The Growlers have announced details of the release of their new album. Chinese Fountain will be released through Fat Cat Records. Having demoed the tracks at guitarist Matt Taylor’s Topanga home, the 11-track album was recorded quickly in a week-and-a-half at Sea Horse Sands Studio in downtown Los Angeles. Produced by JP Plunier.

                                                                                                                                    Self-describing their music as “Beach Goth”, sunburned and salty, the term perfectly describes their distinctive melding of reverb heavy surf guitar and Bakersfield-style honky tonk with ‘80s post-punk. Chinese Fountain, their fourth long-player having formed in Dana Point, California in 2006, is their most confident album to date.

                                                                                                                                    “The band played better than they’ve ever played,” says Brooks Nielsen. “We’ve got the process down now. There’s less screwing around to get the songs laid out and we weren’t waiting around for take after take. We knew it and we played without much time to spare.”

                                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                    Ltd LP Info: Ltd edition Magenta coloured vinyl.

                                                                                                                                    Vashti Bunyan

                                                                                                                                    Heartleap

                                                                                                                                      ‘Heartleap’ is Vashti Bunyan's long-awaited third LP, the follow-up to 2005's Lookaftering (which received incredible press, radio and TV coverage). It was written, recorded, edited, arranged and played largely by Vashti herself in her Edinburgh home studio over the past 7 years, it is a unique and entrancing collection of 10 songs forming what Vashti is adamant will be her final album. Full Description

                                                                                                                                      Nine years after ‘Lookaftering’, her last album of new material, legendary British singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan returns with a breathtaking new LP. Recorded largely in her Edinburgh home studio over the past 7 years, ‘Heartleap’ is a unique and entrancing collection of 10 songs forming what Vashti is adamant will be her final album.

                                                                                                                                      This third album follows her rediscovery - after thirty years in the wilderness - with the 2000 re-release of ‘Just Another Diamond Day’ (a cult classic that made # 53 in the Observer Music monthly’s ‘top 100 British albums of all time’), and the critical success of 2005’s ‘Lookaftering’. ‘Heartleap’ has a classic sound and sees her deliver an album where – for the first time – she herself has been in control of the whole process, from writing and arranging to playing and recording. Working predominantly from a studio set up in her Edinburgh home, the record reveals an artist at her peak, capturing her songs within fluid settings that masterfully marry content and form.

                                                                                                                                      A more personal record, 'Heartleap' stands solely on the merits and patient endeavour of its author rather than being buoyed by and filtered through the cachet and collaborative creativity of a powerful supporting cast. It is ultimately a less mediated record, and one that Vashti feels is far closer to the vision she set out to realise. Vashti will play a run of UK tour dates in smaller settings with guitarist Gareth Dickson (her first since 2010) in support of the album, with more dates to be added in early 2015.

                                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                      Ltd LP Info: Includes limited, indies only artwork print, heavyweight vinyl and download card.

                                                                                                                                      We Were Promised Jetpacks

                                                                                                                                      Unravelling

                                                                                                                                        Brimming with emotion and passion, this musically strong and assured album sees the unique and identifiable Jetpacks sound now grown and fully galvanised.

                                                                                                                                        ‘Unravelling’ is a captivating ride of tense excitement, pounding rhythm, huge walls of cavernous guitar and hyperborean beauty, all kept in check by the band’s gifted songwriting skills.

                                                                                                                                        The album release also sees the addition of a new member to the band in the form of multi-instrumentalist Stuart McGachan. Adam Thompson explains “Stuart is an accomplished keys, piano and guitar player as well as having a lovely little singing voice, and with him we’ve tried to do something a little different. We've known him for ages and played music with him before so we were pretty sure it would work out. It has just been the four of us since 2004, so having someone new with us has been an enjoyable part of the process.”

                                                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                        Ltd LP Info: Limited - indies only translucent yellow vinyl.

                                                                                                                                        The Twilight Sad

                                                                                                                                        Nobody Wants To Be Here & Nobody Wants To Leave

                                                                                                                                          Their anticipated fourth studio album follows the release of 2012’s No One Can Ever Know. The Scottish trio--James Graham (vocals), Andy MacFarlane (guitar), and Mark Devine (drums)—has also announced a short UK tour before heading off to the USA to tour with We Were Promised Jetpacks. (More UK and European dates to be announced shortly.

                                                                                                                                          Where each album prior to Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave saw the Twilight Sad tackling new sounds and ways of writing, their latest work draws from their entire career. “Over the eight years we've been touring, our live sound has taken on different forms, from full on noise/feedback, to a sparse, synth led sound, to a stripped back set up with just keys, drum machine and guitar, to playing with an orchestra, and to just an acoustic with vocal,” says MacFarlane. “We wanted to try and capture all of those elements and develop them in some way to make the new record.”

                                                                                                                                          Opting to stay in Glasgow, the album was produced at Mogwai’s Castle Of Doom studio, engineered by live soundman Andrew Bush, mixed by Peter Katis (also responsible for Fourteen Autumns), with touring member Johnny Docherty playing bass.

                                                                                                                                          Goblin

                                                                                                                                          Beyond The Darkness 1977-2001

                                                                                                                                            Goblin's genius lies in skilfully combining elements of progressive psychedelia with jazz-rock, Eastern European folk music and the Baroque. Their music often displays an eerie fairy tale quality that underscores tensions within a film to great effect.

                                                                                                                                            If Bella Casa's 2012 box set, The Awakening (CASA12BOX) documented Goblin's formative years, this edition comprises selections from ten films scored by the group across a twenty-five year period from 1977, culminating in Non Ho Sonno the Argento thriller for which this remarkable aggregation reformed to help create.

                                                                                                                                            The Future Sound Of London

                                                                                                                                            Environment Five

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                                                                                                                                              The Environment series originally began as an archive of previously unreleased recordings but Environment Five features thirteen all new songs recorded in the first half of 2014.

                                                                                                                                              Following on from the themes of the first 4 Environments albums, Five explores the space / time / dimension that exists when we die. The moment of departure. It includes appearances from Daniel Pemberton (BAFTA nominated / Ivor Novello winning composer), Raven Bush (Syd Arthur) and Riz Maslen (Neotropic).
                                                                                                                                              The Environment series originally began as an archive of previously unreleased recordings but Environment Five features thirteen all new songs recorded in the first half of 2014.

                                                                                                                                              • Includes brand new recordings by The Future Sound Of London in this series.
                                                                                                                                              • Guest appearances by Daniel Pemberton (BAFTA nominated / Ivor Novello winning composer), Raven Bush (Syd Arthur) and Riz Maslen (Neotropic).

                                                                                                                                              Paul White

                                                                                                                                              Where You Gonna Go? - Inc. Andres Remix

                                                                                                                                                Paul White has long established himself as an acclaimed hip-hop producer, but on his debut LP for R&S Records he expands his horizons with the most personal music of his career to date. With the sampler laid aside, the South Londoner emerges as a multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer as he charts the intoxication, heartbreak and ultimate triumph of a grand love affair.

                                                                                                                                                ‘Where You Gonna Go?’ already championed by the likes of Jamie xx, is a wonderfully pastoral take on house music, with Jamie Woon’s backing vocals adding emotional heft as White questions his lover’s departure.

                                                                                                                                                On remix duties is Andres (aka hip hop producer DJ Dez) his mix really brings out the house influences of the original and delivers a trademark deep, Detroit masterpiece in the style of KDJ’s Mahogani Music.

                                                                                                                                                Exclusive track ‘Peace Together’ sees Paul explore the Detroit Beatdown sound, again navigating the farthest corners of 4/4 music in his inimitable, psychedelic style.

                                                                                                                                                Endlessly inventive and almost impossible to pin down, Paul White is a singular British talent and his new album ‘Shaker Notes’ will only further cement his reputation as a true musical maverick.


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