Dave Gahan & Soulsavers

Angels & Ghosts

    Brilliant new album from Depeche Mode front man Dave Gahan, partnered here again with downbeat electronica band Soulsavers. This is their second collaboration & the follow up to 2012's "The Light & Dead See". A x9 trk album available on Ltd LP Vinyl & standard CD.

    Jean-Michel Jarre

    Electronica 1: The Time Machine

      Electronic music pioneer JEAN-MICHEL JARRE releases his much anticipated new album, via RCA Records & is available on ltd double LP Vinyl & standard x16 trk CD formats. A plethora of guest collaborators include:- Tangerine Dream, Little Boots, Moby, Vince Clark, Lang Lang, Massive Attack, Pete Townsend, Armin Van Buuren, Laurie Anderson and more.

      Nina Simone

      My Baby Just Cares For Me / Work Song

        NINA SIMONE was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina but adopted her stage name, Nina Simone, in 1954, partly to hide her secular singing success from her Methodist minister mother. She took Nina from the Spanish for Little Girl and Simone from the French actress Simone Signoret. She recorded her landmark debut album Little Girl Blue for Bethlehem Records in 1958. Despite including the Top 20 hit single “I Loves You, Porgy” and her cool jazz standard “My Baby Just Cares For Me”, Simone never saw a dime in royalties, an estimated loss of over $1 million! Here we couple “My Baby Just Cares For Me” with her jazzy version of Oscar Brown Jr’s civil rights message “Work Song”, a fitting tribute to Simone’s life-long campaigning for racial equality.

        Sabrina Malheiros

        Opara Ashley Beedle's Afrikanz On Mars Remixes

          Following the sold out Theo Parrish remix of Marcos Valle's '1985' back in April, the second release in Far Out's Brazilika 12" series features a highlight from Sabrina Malheiros' 2011 album 'Dreaming': the blissed-out, sun soaked samba classic 'Opara', which gets three scorching remixes from UK dance veteran Ashley Beedle.

          Currently celebrating a decade since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album 'Equilibria', Sabrina Malheiros has remained at the forefront of modern, soul-infused Brazilian music. Growing up in Rio, the daughter of Alex Malheiros, bassist of Jazz-funk pioneers Azymuth, Sabrina has taken the legacy of samba and bossa nova and forged her own forward-thinking path, taking with her all the style and substance of the early days.

          Produced under his Afrikanz On Marz moniker, Beedle's remix brings all the right elements of the original to the fore. The result is three peak time excursions into percussive, soulful house on a stylish, cosmic Brazilian party tip, infused with rich, warm rhodes, synth and flute throughout.

          The vocal mix on the A side provides a spacious backdrop of twinkling keys and buoyant percussion to Malheiros' gently floating strains. The other mixes offer similarly floor-focused variations: the aptly titled 'Galactic Flute Remix' on the flip pairs the titular wind instrument with a deeper groove that retains the loose-limbed appeal of the original, plus a bonus instrumental to boot. A sure fire heat bringer and certainly one of the most colourful dance 12"s we've heard this year.

          Sean Khan

          Samba Para Florence/ Things To Say - Henry Wu / Ben Hauke Remixes

            London based jazz impresario Sean Khan will release his second album ‘Muriel’ later in 2015. Dedicated to the driving force behind his musical career, his mother Muriel McGinley, the album is virtuosic free, latin and nu-jazz experimentation, drenched in soul with the help of the vocal talents of Omar, Sabrina Malheiros and Heidi Vogel (Cinematic Orchestra).

            This 12” features remixes from Henry Wu and Ben Hauke, two rising South London natives whose dusty house sounds are reminiscent of the jazz-wise swing of the West London broken beat sound, a movement Sean Khan himself was heavily involved in.

            On the A side, Henry Wu, a key member of the tight-knit label/ loose collective 22a Records (also home to the likes of Mo Kolours and Al Dobson Jr.), imbues the original track with a distinctly organic and off-kilter groove: a loose and earthy quality which is a hallmark of the Wu sound and makes for a perfect complement to Khan’s delicious melting pot of jazz, soul and broken beat flavours. Sturdy yet swinging with strong jazzy synth stabs and topped with a child-like, wordless, sing-along vocal, it’s sure to be an underground summer club hit.

            The B Side sees the mysterious Ben Hauke, whose previous releases have come courtesy of Melodica Recordings, steep Khan’s ‘Things to Say’ in his own murky yet soul-drenched sound, one that falls somewhere between hip-hop and broken house. Not much is known about this young producer, but what we can glean from his work on this remix is a sound drenched in syrupy, slightly sinister keys and a plodding, unpredictable thump not entirely dissimilar from previous Far Out remix contributor Theo Parrish. Like the work of that Detroit innovator, these two young Londoner’s contributions both look set to lend a funkily idiosyncratic and offbeat edge to all the right dance floors.

            Tracey Thorn

            Solo: Songs And Collaborations 1982-2015

              It is hard to find a recent decade where Tracey Thorn’s voice and song-writing has not been influential and in celebration, October 23rd 2015 sees the release of a new Tracey Thorn double-compilation album entitled ‘SOLO: Songs And Collaborations 1982-2015’. The album is a snapshot of a varied and acclaimed career, and vividly highlights the contrast between the introspective, acoustic songs beginning with her feted minimalist 1982 debut ‘A Distant Shore’, and the more outgoing, electronic music which saw Tracey soundtracking nights on the dancefloor in the wake of Everything But The Girl’s 90s global smash ‘Missing’. After a self-imposed hiatus to start a family, Thorn returned in 2007 with the glittering folk-disco of ‘Out of the Woods’, her first solo album for twenty-five years. The more stripped-back 'Love And Its Opposite' followed in 2010 and ‘Tinsel and Lights’ her alternative Christmas record was released in 2012, all three were recorded with producer Ewan Pearson.

              The Cribs

              Summer Of Chances

                Taken from the Top 10 album "For All My Sisters" & following on from the bands triumphant main stage performances @ Leeds/Reading Festival. b/w the brand new song "Wish I Knew You In The 90's". 

                Johnny Marr

                Adrenalin Baby - Johnny Marr Live

                  ‘Adrenalin Baby’ documents Johnny's energetic live performances over the past three years across a double album.

                  ‘Adrenalin Baby’ was recorded primarily at his Brixton Academy and Manchester Apollo shows during Johnny’s ‘Playland’ tour in support of his Top 10 solo albums ‘The Messenger’ and ‘Playland’. In addition to material from his solo albums, ‘Adrenalin Baby’ also features takes on The Smiths’ classics ‘The Headmaster Ritual’, ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’, ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ and ‘How Soon Is Now?’.

                  The collection is completed by Electronic’s ‘Getting Away With It’ and Johnny’s interpretation of ‘I Fought The Law’. “I wanted to capture the atmosphere and feeling of the last couple of tours,” says Johnny. “It’s been a special time and the album is a document for fans who were there, and for people who haven¹t seen me and might want to check out what the shows are about. I like live records when they¹re a good listen, It¹s turned out really well.”

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  2xLtd LP Info: Limited edition pink vinyl with poster.

                  Various Artists

                  Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia Presents PZYK Vol.1

                    Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia are thrilled to announce the release of PZYK Vol.1 - a deluxe triple vinyl compilation celebrating the current neo-psychedelic underground. 

                    Featuring a mix of exclusive tracks, re-mixes, rarities and album cuts, the compilation spans and charts the global PZYK diaspora, with artists from around the world contributing to an international selection comprising 30 of the current movement’s key noisemakers.

                    All the artists featured on the release have either performed at Liverpool Psych Fest, or are heading to Liverpool for this year’s festival, set to be held over the weekend of 25th/26th September within Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.

                    PZYK Vol.1 features Goat, K-X-P, Clinic, Föllakzoid, Jane Weaver, Blanck Mass, Fever The Ghost, POW!, The Lucid Dream and many, many more....

                    Writing for the release’s liner notes, The Quietus’ Julian Marszalek observed, “Just as ownership of a wah-wah pedal and a phalanx of effects doesn’t mean you’ve got a psychedelic band, neither does a grouping of such acts make for a psychedelic festival. Similarly, a fetishisation of the 1960s and a retro outlook through rose-tinted headphones isn’t a statement of what’s happening in the here and now of the 21st century. No, what’s needed is an understanding of the form; how it’s developed and mutated into something new while retaining the all-important ability to startle the listener from accepted forms of reality into an altered state. And this is where the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia truly succeeds.”

                    Marszalek continues, “As evidenced by this epic release, this is a broad church and one not limited to orthodoxy or limited structures. Over these six sides of vinyl you’ll find contained the bands that have come to define the well-deserved reputation of this incredible annual event. And as the music flows from your speakers, you’ll come to realise that contributions have come from all over the globe. We’re not alone; this is happening the world over and for one very special weekend at the end of September in the north west of England, the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia crystalizes this movement into something quite beautiful. There are many levels of experience to unravel and this is the place to start.” 

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    3xLP Info: Black vinyl edition.



                    Macrocosm Microcosm

                      Three friends from the Netherlands, with a huge passion for psychedelic music from the 60’s and 70’s, decide to jam together. With Rens Ottink on drums, Eszl du Vois on bass and organ and Brian Pots on guitar and vocals, PAUW is born. For several months they lock themselves up in an old pig barn to create a magical set. In 2014 they record a few demos by themselves in the same barn. With the EP in their back pocket, they sign up for the “Popronde”. A showcase festival for upcoming acts, that travels through 31 cities over a period of 2,5 months. They play 38 shows, an all-time high in the history of the festival. 

                      The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band

                      21st Century Molam

                        Born out of the legendary Paradise Bangkok sessions run by DJs Maft Sai and Chris Menist in Thailand, The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band play vintage molam music from the North-East of Thailand, with a 21st century twist.

                        The band have just completed a successful 2nd tour of Europe, which included a support slot for Damon Albarn in Berlin, as well as gigs in Germany, France, Switzer- land, Belgium and the Czech Republic.
                        The album was recorded in Bangkok and mixed by Nick Manasseh in London, who also contributed a masterful dub to the band's debut single 'Roob Lor Pu Thai'.

                        Chris Menist and Maft Sai are also behind the highly acclaimed 'The Sound of Siam' compilations on Soundway Records, as well as releases for Finders Keepers, Light In The Attic and their own Paradise Bangkok Label.


                        DVA01 Aluminium 7" Vinyl Adapter

                          DJ Vinyl Adapter - 45 rpm Vinyl Adapter Aluminium



                            Already primed following the release of the transitional ‘Sunne’ and ‘Murasaki’ EP’s earlier this year - Cheatahs return with their second album ‘Mythologies’.

                            Culled from North America, Germany and the UK, this multi-national quartet continue their journey following 2014’s acclaimed self-titled album. Ever evolving from their inception, ‘Mythologies’ is witness to a band that has developed in the interim - attributed in no small part to a touring itinerary that traversed the US in three-pronged aural attack with like-minded sonic souls Wavves and FIDLAR. Meanwhile, no less busy this side of the Atlantic saw triumphant dates with No Age and a seemingly never ending European jaunt with Metz which brings us to….’Mythologies’

                            Recorded over the past year and in hand with their debut, ‘Mythologies’ takes in a vast array of influences whilst taking its name from Roland Barthes’ 1957 collection of essays on semiotics and myth. A rollercoaster of sonic thrills - the cinematic widescreen brilliance of ‘Channel View’, the motoric rhythms of ‘In Flux’, the cascading sonic beauty of ‘Freak Waves’ or the scintillating beauty of ‘Seven Sisters’ and ‘Signs To Lorelei’ before the seismic surge finale of album closers ‘Mysteci’ and ‘Reverie Bravo’, it’s a marked and ambitious departure….

                            As the band says: “We had no permanent base whilst making this album and creating it in so many varied locations undoubtedly influenced us in a positive sense. We felt very nomadic and the sense of freedom inspired us to experimentation.”

                            The newfound sense of freedom has inspired and certainly influenced the self-produced ‘Mythologies’. Recorded at various locations in London, Marc’s studio home, a monolithic high-rise next to MI5 headquarters overlooking the Thames (one floor above offices that once housed anti-terrorist units in the 60’s), a converted church in Ramsgate and the fabled environs of Chemikal Underground’s Glasgow studio Chem19.


                            L-85 Turntable - Yellow

                              Direct MP3 encoding, from vinyl to USB stick
                              Integrated stereo pre-amplifier
                              2 rated speed settings 33 RPM and 45 RPM
                              Moving Magnetic Cartridge (MMC)
                              Mechanical arm lift
                              Belt drive
                              Auto return
                              Track splitting
                              Removable plastic dust cover
                              412mm x 325mm size

                              USB input
                              RCA out


                              L-85 Turntable - White

                                Direct MP3 encoding, from vinyl to USB stick
                                Integrated stereo pre-amplifier
                                2 rated speed settings 33 RPM and 45 RPM
                                Moving Magnetic Cartridge (MMC)
                                Mechanical arm lift
                                Belt drive
                                Auto return
                                Track splitting
                                Removable plastic dust cover
                                412mm x 325mm size

                                USB input
                                RCA out


                                L-85 Turntable - Red

                                  Direct MP3 encoding, from vinyl to USB stick
                                  Integrated stereo pre-amplifier
                                  2 rated speed settings 33 RPM and 45 RPM
                                  Moving Magnetic Cartridge (MMC)
                                  Mechanical arm lift
                                  Belt drive
                                  Auto return
                                  Track splitting
                                  Removable plastic dust cover
                                  412mm x 325mm size

                                  USB input
                                  RCA out


                                  L-85 Turntable - Grey

                                    Direct MP3 encoding, from vinyl to USB stick
                                    Integrated stereo pre-amplifier
                                    2 rated speed settings 33 RPM and 45 RPM
                                    Moving Magnetic Cartridge (MMC)
                                    Mechanical arm lift
                                    Belt drive
                                    Auto return
                                    Track splitting
                                    Removable plastic dust cover
                                    412mm x 325mm size

                                    USB input
                                    RCA out


                                    L-85 Turntable - Green

                                      Direct MP3 encoding, from vinyl to USB stick
                                      Integrated stereo pre-amplifier
                                      2 rated speed settings 33 RPM and 45 RPM
                                      Moving Magnetic Cartridge (MMC)
                                      Mechanical arm lift
                                      Belt drive
                                      Auto return
                                      Track splitting
                                      Removable plastic dust cover
                                      412mm x 325mm size

                                      USB input
                                      RCA out

                                      David Peel & Death

                                      King Of Punk

                                        David Peel is a true counterculture original, an enigma as tough, bombastic, and incendiary as any of the proto-punk gods he walked the Earth with back in the late 1960s. He is NOT the famous British DJ responsible for the ‘Peel Sessions’ series of radio recordings, but just as important to the early landscape of not just the “punk mindset” but more specifically, planting the seeds for one of the most revered punk scenes in history, the Lower East Side of New York City. His band, called The Lower East Side were signed to Elektra Records along with label mates The Doors, Stooges, and MC5, and unleashed a pair of LPs that were as opposite as possible in 1968 and 1970, yet both slid steadfast into the underground, quite perfectly timed for the groundwork to be laid for the upcoming punk movement of the mid 1970s.

                                        As a peer of The Fugs and The Gods, Peel kept his style gritty and unpretentious, and his noxious vocal template was already turning heads all across the underground. Not many people know that David Peel’s debut LP was the first commercially-available album to contain the word “motherf--ker” just a few months ahead of the MC5’s notorious inclusion on their massive debut in 1969, but that’s just one of many firsts Peel had a hand in, but obviously, that’s a big one! Next up was defining the upcoming framework of the NYC punk sound, with his own version of gutter-level “street rock.” The raw proto-punk sound that Peel carved out with his cronies Billie Joe White and Harold C. Black in the Lower East Side band, most notoriously on their highly-acclaimed second LP The American Revolution, released on Elektra in 1970, directly influenced the New York Dolls, The Dictators, and even the Ramones, and clearly planted the nihilistic seeds of what was to come. After meeting John Lennon & Yoko in Washington Square, Peel was invited to join The Beatles’ prestigious Apple Records roster in 1972 for his most revolting record to date, the almost universally-banned LP The Pope Smokes Dope. The fact that this high-profile release wasn’t even available in most record stores killed its momentum yet still solidified Peel’s debaucherous place in history.

                                        Wolf Eyes

                                        I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces

                                          Having eschewed the “noise” moniker to describe their sound in favor of the self-proclaimed “Trip Metal”, Wolf Eyes are at the forefront of a wide-ranging, experimental, impossible-to-categorize world. With over 500 releases since their inception in 1997, the group has been lauded by Thurston Moore, Henry Rollins and countless other stoned basement malcontents. With previous full-lengths on labels like Sub Pop and Troubleman, I Am a Problem: Mind in Pieces is their debut release for Third Man Records and signals an ever-so-slight shift with the appearance of guitar and even drums. I Am a Problem is as much a classic Wolf Eyes record as no one would’ve ever predicted such a pulverizing left-turn at this juncture of their career. This is social audio dissent.


                                          The Entertainers

                                            There’s no band that can lay claim to being the true best in the business, except VIDEO. Crawling from the musical wasteland that is Texas, their intentions are simple: they want to own the world. While the band features members of Bad Sports, Wiccans, Radioactivity, and the Wax Museums (just to name a few), VIDEO stands on its own as one of the most powerful and visceral bands active today. Combining equal parts snotty punk, hard rock, and melodic dissonance, VIDEO are pioneers of their own subgenre, Hate Wave. Going well beyond the confines of paint by numbers punk, and generic, flaccid garage rock, VIDEO forges a new cult like movement. So pay attention, consumers, and don’t miss out on the best thing going today. Long Live The New Faith, Long Live VIDEO.

                                            Timmy's Organism

                                            Hearltess Heathen

                                              Fronting some of the most original, compelling and unpredictable bands (not only in Detroit, but the world) for over two decades, Tim Lampinen’s work with the Epileptix, Clone Defects, and Human Eye has always held a rapturous cult following. Yet his work with his current trio, Timmy’s Organism, presents Lampinen (aka Timmy Vulgar) along with bassist Jeff Giant and drummer Blake Hill, ready for their close-up. With Heartless Heathen the group touches on their artistic and spiritual forbears of Captain Beefheart and Destroy All Monsters, while amply ramping up the slop culture rapture of classic punk ‘n’ roll like Chrome, Crime, and the Damned as well as contemporaries like Thee Oh Sees. There’s a reason why Lampinen won a $25,000 Kresge Grant for his work with his bands...he creates music that borders on art, live shows that border on theater. It’s high time the rest of the world takes notice. Are you ready?

                                              The Evil Usses

                                              The Evil Usses

                                                Stolen Body Records are proud to announce the forthcoming album from the magnificent Bristol 4 piece The Evil Usses comprising of Conrad, Leon, Dan and Lorenzo. They play, as they describe, ‘jazzy notrock, post-op pop’. Through wildly chaotic sax solos and spasmodic guitar bursts, The Evil Usses are a band full of sensory passion and provocation.

                                                Think Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band mixed with Frank Zappa and Sun Ra and you might get where these Bristol guys are coming from. Stolen Body Records first released The Evil Usses as part of Vegetarian Meat 2 and have been excited about getting this album out ever since then. The Evil Usses have been praised for their amazingly wild and energetic live shows and they have recently recorded their eponymous debut album with renowned Bristol musician Jim Barr (Portishead, Get The Blessing) who has also co-produced the records.

                                                Ellen Fullman

                                                The Long String Instrument

                                                  Ellen Fullman began developing her installation The Long String Instrument in 1981, in search of tonalities that could not be achieved with traditional instruments. This largescale work consists of 70-foot-long metallic wires, anchored by a wooden resonator, across which the performer moves backwards and forwards with rosin-covered fingers. The overall effect has been rightfully compared to the experience of standing inside an enormous grand piano.

                                                  Recorded during Fullman’s 1985 residency at Het Apollohuis in Eindhoven, Holland, The Long String Instrument album is the first document of her acoustic explorations. “Woven Processional,” which features Fullman alongside artist Arnold Dreyblatt, conjures an enchanting drone from the elongated strings and dissolves into organ-like overtones and otherworldly textures. Several tracks bring to life another Fullman invention, The Water Drip Drum, constructed from water dripping into an amplified aluminum pan and manipulated by foot pedal.

                                                  Thirty years since its initial release, Ellen Fullman’s debut LP remains a major contribution to the histories of sound sculpture and minimalist composition. This firsttime reissue is mastered from the original analog tapes and recommended for fans of Pauline Oliveros, Charlemagne Palestine and Harry Bertoia.

                                                  Bill Mackay & Ryley Walker

                                                  Land Of Plenty

                                                    Instrumental collaboration between Chicago-based guitarists falls somewhere between WALKER's acclaimed new album, Primrose Green (Dead Oceans), & MACKAY's highly melodic work in DARTS & ARROWS. Songs run the gamut from fingerstyle ballads to psychedelic waltzes & raga-inspired blues. Recorded live during the last two shows of a January 2015 residency at The Whistler.


                                                    Live In Paris, Oukis N’Asuf

                                                      Tinariwen have announced details of the release of a live album - Live In Paris, Oukis N’Asuf will be released on Friday November 20th 2015 on Wedge.

                                                      The album was recorded at a very special concert at the Bouffes du Nord in Paris on Saturday 13th December 2014 and features the band performing alongside 75-year-old ‘grand dame’ of Tamashek culture Lalla Badi.

                                                      The album’s title, Oukis N’Asuf, which, translated literally, means to take away, forget or get over heart-ache and longing. Asuf - the longing of the soul - conjures up the feeling of separation from the Touareg camp, the physical environment of the desert, its emptiness, its blackness, and its spirits.

                                                      “When you feel asuf” says bassist Eyadou ag Leche, “you get shivers all over your skin.”

                                                      A hypnotic evening of guitar and tindé (small mortar drum covered by a taut goatskin) normally reserved for more in intimate spaces - around a fire in the desert in southern Algeria perhaps, or in the yard of a house somewhere in the northern Mali – this very special show came at the very end of a tour comprising more than 130 dates, undertaken in part to promote their last album Emmaar.

                                                      Lalla Badi, who remains the queen of tindé (a word that denotes both an instrument played exclusively by women, and a poetic repertoire which is sung at ceremonies and special occasions), is originally from Timiaoune in the far south of the Algerian Sahara and now lives in Tamanrasset.

                                                      She became a mentor to the Touareg in the 1970s, thanks both to her mastery of this musical genre and her commitment to the Touareg cause. Back then she took in the ishumars (unemployed vagrants), those Touareg who had set off to Libya in search of a better life.

                                                      Like them, the future members of Tinariwen also fled repression and the crippling droughts of northern Mali in those dark years, stopping off in Algeria along the way. Lalla Badi took them under her wing, became like a mother to them, a big sister, an accomplice and the performance in Paris, her first show in France in over thirty years, gave Tinarwen the opportunity to show their respect and gratitude.

                                                      The Heads

                                                      Time In Space

                                                        600 COPIES only. This will not be repressed / reissued. And also on coloured vinyl.

                                                        LP 1 is clear with orange splatter
                                                        LP 2 is clear with blue splatter

                                                        This is the Export edition of the Heads' Time In Space compilation, a double LP originally pressed up in a limited edition for sale at Liverpool Psych fest and at the Bristol warm up show last month.

                                                        22 tracks culled / compiled from the three highly collectable tour CDR series: Time In Space (1, 2, and 3). A collection of studio outtakes, rehearsal sessions and live tracks to create your own cosmic adventures! Cut onto one double LP set by Shawn Joseph, with Sam Giles artwork.

                                                        Bristol's The Heads have got back on the Live circuit this year after a 5 year hiatus, with extremely well received live sets at Roadburn, Liverpool Psych Fest and they just announced an appearance at Stewart Lee's ATP for 2016.. 

                                                        Courtney Barnett

                                                        Boxing Day Blues (Revisited) / Shivers

                                                          The time is nigh for yet another exceptional installment of our Jack White produced Blue Series of singles. This time around we’re privileged to work with Melbourne, Australia’s very own Courtney Barnett. Barnett has quickly made her mark on garage pop fans worldwide with her witty, self-deprecating, and authentic observations turned into raw, stream-of-consciousness lyrics and blunt melodies. The wry and dry songstress stopped by Third Man Studios in Nashville over a long weekend this summer to record a couple tracks and damn did she deliver!

                                                          The A-side “Boxing Day Blues Revisited” is the slinky and bittersweet epilogue to “Boxing Day Blues”, the somber album closer from Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. It’s a strangely catching, plaintive reflection on the loneliness that blossoms when a person you care about treats you like literal garbage. The track is jaunty yet aloof, with CB’s trademark conversational lyricism in perfect contrast to the B-side, a beautifully dark reboot of the Roland S. Howard penned “Shivers” back in the days of The Boys Next Door. Her unfastened delivery of an ironic tale of teenage love and mortality brings a new level of feeling that makes it a welcome addition to Sounds of Late Fall mix you’ve been working on. Keep your eye out and ears peeled for this one ‘cause you ain’t gonna wanna miss it.

                                                          Various Artists

                                                          Glen Brown - Dubble Attack

                                                            'Dubble Attack' - the ultimate Glen Brown DJ selection including U Roy's King Tubby sound system special 'Number One In The World' , Big Youth's instant rewind 'Opportunity Rock', three of I Roy's hardest and hardest to get tunes along with a trio of killers from Prince Jazzbo.

                                                            14 tracks of highly desirable DJ food from the most collectable label of them all. Remastered with expanded sleeve notes Dubble Attack is the must have DJ round-up no serious reggae fan can be without!

                                                            Various Artists

                                                            Glen Brown - Check The Winner

                                                              'Check The Winner' - the ultimate Glen Brown instrumental selection including Jamaican Number One Merry Up, , one of the best rhythms ever laid in Dirty Harry and surely one of the greatest organ solos ever recorded on No More Slavery.

                                                              18 tracks of highly desirable reggae revives from the most collectable label of them all. Remastered with expanded sleeve notes Check The Winner is the must have Pantomime instrumental round-up no serious reggae fan can be without!

                                                              Various Artists

                                                              Glen Brown - Boat To Progress

                                                                'Boat To Progress' - the ultimate Glen Brown vocal selection including Richard McDonald's roots masterpiece 'Realize', one of Gregory Isaacs best and rarest sides in 'One One Coco' and the Glen Brown foundation killers "Away With The Bad' & 'Save Our Nation'

                                                                14 tracks of highly desirable vintage reggae from the most collectable label of them all. Remastered with expanded sleeve notes. Boat To Progress is the must have Pantomime vocal round-up that no serious reggae fan can be without!

                                                                Miles Davis

                                                                Kind Of Blue - Mobile Fidelity 180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set Edition

                                                                  Best-Selling Album in Jazz History Receives the Prestigious Mobile Fidelity Treatment: Mastered from the Original Master Tapes

                                                                  Mobile Fidelity 180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set is Definitive Analog Version and Intended to Be Passed on to Generations

                                                                  If There's a Stairway to Heaven, This is the Soundtrack: Epochal 1959 Record the Mt. Rushmore of Jazz Sessions.

                                                                  How does one properly introduce an epochal record? Perhaps by unequivocally stating that it is the best-selling jazz album in history. Or by affirming that, every year, it sells tens of thousands of copies more than five decades after its original release. There's also the matter of its status as the most-referenced, and arguably, most important, jazz recording of all-time. And the Dream Team lineup of Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb. Yes, Kind of Blue is utterly inimitable.

                                                                  Part of Mobile Fidelity's Miles Davis catalog restoration series, the landmark has been given the ultimate white-gloves treatment. Mastered from the original master tapes, and pressed on 45RPM LPs at RTI, this sumptuous box set of the often-reissued album is a must for even fans that already possess multiple versions. Such is the illuminating transparency, reference dynamics, organic warmth, and instrumental detail exposed by the thoroughly scrupulous mastering process. If there's a stairway to heaven, this is the soundtrack.

                                                                  In its three-decade-plus history, Mobile Fidelity has never been prouder to have the honor of handling efforts as important as Davis' key recordings. It's why the label's engineers took every available measure to transport listeners to the March and April 1959 sessions that parlayed modal jazz into mainstream language. The blueprint for melodic improvisation and vamping, Kind of Blue simplifies tonal organization and chordal progression into an eminently beautiful, introspective tapestry stitched with swinging poetry, mellifluous soloing, compositional lyricism, transcendental harmonies, and group interplay of the highest caliber.

                                                                  While no one has ever completely identified the magic behind the record's allure--the otherworldly nature is part of its inherent charm--much of the success lies with the band members. Davis intentionally handpicked these musicians to comprise this particular cast, with everyone from former foil Evans to blues maestro Kelly to percussive genius Cobb interacting and reacting with peerless skill.

                                                                  An audiophile favorite from the day it was issued, Kind of Blue takes on nirvanic sonic proportions via Mobile Fidelity's reissue. The expressive warmth, imaging clarity, frequency extension, and window-on-the-world breadth afforded by this new edition places music lovers right in the studio with the sextet. Close your eyes and, no matter how many times you may have heard it before, your experience will parallel that of the players that recorded these gems. Everyone shares in the excitement of not knowing what will happen and, as the music begins to lie out in front of you, you'll feel as if you've been whisked away to a jazz holy land. Quintessential.

                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                  LP Box Set Info: Limited numbered edition


                                                                  First Voyage - Inc. DJ Sotofett Remix

                                                                    A bumping, carnivalesque, cosmic excursion, warmly analogue and swinging, featuring the return of DJ Sotofett to Honest Jons; then a kind of breather; and finally fifteen rounds of ecstatic, ruthless, spangled minimalism, looking straight into the eyeballs of Tippu Tip, and back out.

                                                                    'Garland yourself in all the green there is - ivy green, olive green, fennel green, growing green, yearning green, wet sap green, new grape green, green of youth and green of branches, green of mint and green of marsh grass, green of tea leaves, oak and pine, green of washed needles and early rain, green of weeds and green of oceans, green of bottles, ferns and apples, green of dawn-soaked dew and slender green of roots, green fresh out of pools, green slipped under fools, green of the green fuse, green of the honeyed muse, green of the rough caress of ritual, green undaunted by reason or delirium, green of jealous joy, green of the secret holy violence of the thyrsos, green of the sacred iridescence of the dance...'
                                                                    (From Anne Carson's new translation of Bakkhai, by Euripides.)

                                                                    lack Spuma are Fabrizio Mammarella & Phillip Lauer. Phillip is known as one half of Tuff City Kids with Gerd Janson and one third of Talamanca System with Gerd and International Feel's own Mark Barrott, plus for his acclaimed solo album earlier this year (Borndom). Fabrizio is known for his Telespazio project and this was, in fact, their meeting point, when Phillip (trading as Arto Mwambe) remixed a Telespazio track.

                                                                    At the start of 2015 they decided to work together and see what came out, so Fabrizio travelled to Phillip's Hinterhof Toy Factory near Frankfurt, and this EP was created modern Italo (one of them is Italian) with a housey background. They say they just wanted to have fun and make music 'for friends'. International Feel says....that'll do for us.

                                                                    Lead track 'Hype Around' is all of those things, old and modern Italo Balearic house with a drum 'n' bass b.line and a few delicious pads. 'Spumatix ' lowers the BPM and adds a Lee Perry Space Echo and the self titled 'Black Spuma' takes us back to Rimini framing the classic sound in a modern context. 'Emizioni Miste' brings the EP to a close with a tribal machined groove, funky bassline and popcorn keys.

                                                                    Both Lauer and Mammarella have a history of quality releases on great labels: Running Back, Beats In Space, Permanent Vacation, Rollerboys Recordings and our very own International Feel. House music for House People. 

                                                                    Sons Of Kemet

                                                                    Lest We Forget What We Came Here To Do

                                                                      'Burn' is a hard act to follow - not only did it garner the band fans such as Gilles Peterson (who included the album in his Worldwide Awards shortlist) and stunning reviews, including The Arts Desk (who pronounced it Album Of The Year) and The Quietus, but they also scooped the MOBO Best Jazz Award.

                                                                      The bar has indeed been set high for the second album, but yet again Sons of Kemet have surpassed themselves, delivering an album stuffed to the rafters with the euphoric, danceable grooves and riffs that made 'Burn' such an unprecedented success and audiences go crazy.

                                                                      Sons of Kemet boasts a line-up that comprises some of the most progressive 21st-century talents in British jazz and beyond. Band-leader, composer and sax and clarinet player Shabaka Hutchings continues his fiery vision alongside London-based band mates Tom Skinner and Seb Rochford (a dynamo duo on drums) and latest addition, Theon Cross (taking over from Oren Marshall) on tuba.

                                                                      Rather than a complete departure, 'Lest We Forget What We Came Here To Do' is a vivid continuation of themes explored on the debut album. Hutchings describes the album as 'a meditation on the Caribbean Diaspora in Britain' and just as 'Burn' blazed through unpredictable atmospheres and effects, more far-reaching influences are incorporated on Lest We Forget… These range from his relationship with classical concepts (Mo' Wiser), to literary inspirations on tracks such as In The Castle Of My Skin (named after Barbadian author George Lamming's 1953 novel about post-colonial identity) and The Long Night Of Octavia Butler, in homage to the award-winning African-American sci-fi writer.

                                                                      The album's overall restless and trancey energy is most definitely a collective achievement, and over the past year and a half Sons Of Kemet have seeped this latest material into their irrepressible live sets. 'Lest We Forget What We Came Here To Do' is proof that there's still nothing quite like the 'supergroup' sound of Sons Of Kemet: eloquent, fierce, explosively funky – and thrillingly out-there.

                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                      Mr Perry I Presume

                                                                        This set resumes the Pressure Sounds mission to shine a light on the music and exclusive mixes that were only ever heard by those few hundred that went to particular sounds. The tracks range from re-mixes of existing classics, recorded prior to his famed Black Ark studio being built in 1973, to obscure tunes that never achieved vinyl release and exclusive mixes of tunes from the Black Ark’s trajectory of destruction.

                                                                        Mr. Perry I presume kicks off with the over looked 12’ version of George Faiths ‘Don’t be afraid’. Left off the classic ‘Super 8’ Lp that George Faith recorded at the Black Ark. It’s slightly rougher around the edges than most of the material on that album. A nice opener to an eclectic set.

                                                                        Perry aficionados will be interested in the original vocal that Joy White cut before Scratch used Susan Cadogen to re-voice the song and also her duet with Bunny Rugs that never made it onto her album. There’s Perry returning to ‘Words’ – that is also featured in accapella style. But it’s best to let the tracks speak of a creative mind in full flow.

                                                                        The album comes with an unusual cover photo that was taken by the actress Nathalie Delon (then partner of actor Alain Delon) who was on a visit to the Black Ark studios in the mid 1970s. The sleeve notes by Jeremy Collingwood focus on the Uk sound system scene that Perry had become such an integral part of. His trips to the UK were frequent and he was amongst the small group of Jamaican producers that pioneered the development of Jamaican music in the UK. These trips were both profitable (cutting dub plates) and useful for picking up musical ideas to take back to Jamaica.
                                                                        Most of the material on Mr. Perry I presume is previously unreleased. An excellent addition to the previous Lee Perry albums on Pressure Sounds. As we continue to plug the gaps of one of the most innovative producers in popular music.

                                                                        Slow Riot


                                                                          “A bass-heavy monster which recalls future of the left, Wire or even Dublin contemporaries Girl Band.” – Clash Magazine.

                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                          Ltd 10" Info: Limited edtition clear vinyl.

                                                                          Clean Cut Kid


                                                                            "Runaway" is the follow-up to their indelible debut “Vitamin C”. Mike Halls, Evelyn Halls, Saul Godman and Ross Higginson are a quartet from Liverpool who make inventive and exhilarating art-pop, described as “soulful pop ballads, washed in Mersey water.” “Runaway” is a thumping four-minute anthem with one of the choruses of the summer at its centre. Like “Vitamin C”, it is the product of countless days and nights spent at the band’s practice space in Liverpool. It’s not a song built to be held by four walls: Clean Cut Kid make intimate sound epic and melancholy sound euphoric. It was self-produced by the band and mixed by Mark Spike Stent.

                                                                            Describing the inspiration for ‘Runaway’, Mike writes: "I wrote 'Runaway' about an hour after I'd spent the last tenner, of the last instalment, of my final year student loan. It’s a song about feeling beaten before you've even started the race, and that moment when you realise that there are just some things you'll never escape.”

                                                                            Killing Joke


                                                                              Famously described as “the sound of the earth vomiting”, Killing Joke continue to be a punishing antidote to mainstream music and corporate life.

                                                                              "An Introduction To Elliott Smith" is, as the title suggests, intended as an introduction to one of the greatest songwriters of our era.

                                                                              This is the first time that Elliott Smith’s music has been compiled, covering music from all his studio albums.

                                                                              Both formats feature an essay from Elliott’s friend and archivist Larry Crane.

                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                              Andy says: Honesty and beauty, captured on tape. Oh yeah, and top tunes too! One of the TRULY GREATS.

                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                              LP Info: The LP comes on 180gm vinyl with download codes.

                                                                              Arguably the most gifted songwriter of his generation, Elliott Smith produced a large body of work that includes five solo albums, as well as "From A Basement On The Hill". "New Moon" contains 24 songs recorded between 1994-1997, a prolific time in Smith's career, when he recorded his self-titled album and "Either/Or". But this is like a brand new album because only 3 of these songs have actually been released before, and the quality is astounding. This record is stronger than any of the three he made for Domino and that should be enough if you're a fan already. It seems he never wrote a bad song! One of the truly greats!

                                                                              British Sea Power

                                                                              Sea Of Brass - Deluxe Edition

                                                                                Having toured Britain with full, competition-standard brass orchestras, including a sell-out night in the main hall at London's Barbican Centre, British Sea Power - described by The Sunday Times as "the best band in Britain" - now present the Sea Of Brass Boxset - an extensive 3CD + DVD audio-visual documentation of the band's time spent with some of Britain's most renown brass bands.

                                                                                Including re-workings of much loved tracks from previous albums including 'Machineries Of Joy', 'Valhalla Dancehall' and 'Do You Like Rock Music?', the boxset includes the studio album, recorded with the Cheshire-based Foden's band, the full live audio and film recording of the band's sell-our Barbican show, backed by the prize-winning Redbridge Brass Band, a further CD of exclusive additional tracks and extensive liner notes, all of which come in a lovingly rendered clam box.

                                                                                British Sea Power

                                                                                Sea Of Brass

                                                                                  Having toured Britain with full, competition-standard brass orchestras, including a sell-out night in the main hall at London's Barbican Centre, British Sea Power - described by The Sunday Times as "the best band in Britain" - now present 'Sea Of Brass', a new studio album born out of these live brass-backed shows.

                                                                                  The release stems from live shows, including sell-out main hall Barbican show, which gained coverage in The Guardian, Evening Standard, The Independent and more and follows the 12th anniversary re-issue of their indie classic debut 'The Decline Of British Sea Power'.

                                                                                  Including re-workings of much loved tracks from previous albums including 'Machineries Of Joy', 'Valhalla Dancehall' and 'Do You Like Rock Music?', the studio versions of the brass arrangements were recorded with the Foden's Band, a renowned Cheshire-based brass ensemble, formed in 1900. Foden's Band have won numerous international prizes and in 2012 won a rare brass-band double, being crowned both British Open champions and National Champions of Great Britain.

                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                  2xLtd LP Info: The LP release comes on double heavyweight vinyl and includes six extra tracks.

                                                                                  Alan Lee

                                                                                  An Australian Jazz Anthology

                                                                                    There are few Australian originals in jazz, though vibraphonist Alan Lee surely ranks alongside the best. Australian jazz is and always will be an interpretation of the American art form, but throughout his long career Lee has ploughed his furrow undaunted, "What I want is the fire! Whether it's John Coltrane's Blues Minor from Africa Brass or Backwater Blues by Leadbelly, I want the emotion, the gut wrenching pain, the cry from within!"

                                                                                    These are uninhibited words. A musician and bandleader who cut a number of jazz sides for small independent Melbourne labels from the early 1960s to the mid-1970s, Lee has always searched for this fire, evident in the broad styles he's covered throughout his career, and which we have attempted to explore here, the first and only collection of music from Alan Lee. From '60s soul jazz, to the deep modal sounds of the early '70s and cross-genre experiments exhibited in his chamber jazz, Lee's personal life has been as varied and explorative as his music, a journey that has taken him beyond the thresholds of jazz improvisation and spiritual awareness.

                                                                                    The tracks that feature on this anthology were recorded by various incarnations of Lee's band and are taken from across three albums recorded between 1973 and 1974. These albums represent the sole output in LP format that can be credited to Lee as band leader, and all are collectors' items in their own right. The deep modal version of Love Song and Freddie Hubbard's perennial spiritual jazz standard Little Sunflower are both taken from the self-titled LP 'Alan Lee Jazz Quartet'. The album 'Gallery Concerts 1973', which was recorded for Bruce Clarke's jazz sub-label Cumquat Records, provides us with a fierce electric-jazz version of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite Of Spring: Dance Of The Adolescents plus the plaintive chamber jazz of John Lewis' Sketch as well two tracks featuring vocalist Jeannie Lewis; Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 and the beautiful Bailero in which Lee exchanges the vibraphone for the conductors role in presiding over a jazz trio accompanied by a seven piece concert ensemble. Completing this compendium is a track taken from the 1974 follow-up recording for Jazznote, the album titled 'The Smilor'; included is a cover of the Milt Jackson-penned Enchanted Lady.

                                                                                    What you are hearing on this album is the story of one man's travels, a journey within a foreign art form but also a journey within himself. Illustrated in the stories Lee shares, such as his correspondence with fellow vibraphone player Gary Burton on how to achieve advanced extended techniques for the vibraphone (resulting in pages of technical diagrams) or travelling across the US to purchase an original 1940s Deagan Imperial Vibraphone from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 'Just to get that Milt Jackson sound'. There are moments of deep introspection and intellect in Lee's playing, emotional music that contains and shares a common spiritual oneness, seeking the thrill he experienced after first listening to Lionel Hampton and the Benny Goodman Quartet. "The emotion, the gut wrenching pain, the cry from within."

                                                                                    Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra

                                                                                    Into Forever

                                                                                    Over the course of five albums, Manchester based trumpeter, composer, arranger and band-leader Matthew Halsall has carved out a niche for himself on the UK music scene as one of it's brightest talents. His languid, soulful music has won friends from Jamie Cullum and Gilles Peterson to Jazz FM and Mojo as well as an ever-growing international following. His new album 'Into Forever', puts the spotlight on Halsall the composer, arranger and producer. Halsall draws on a diverse range of influences from Alice Coltrane, Dorothy Ashby, Phil Cohran and Leon Thomas to the more contemporary sounds of The Cinematic Orchestra, Max Richter and Nils Frahm to deliver his most complete recording to date. 'Into Forever' features renowned Manchester based soul poet Josephine Oniyama and rising star vocalist Bryony Jarman-Pinto (Werkha) as well as regular collaborators, flautist Lisa Mallett, harpist Rachael Gladwin, koto player Keiko Kitamura, pianist Taz Modi, bassist Gavin Barras and drummer Luke Flowers (The Cinematic Orchestra) and two percussionists Sam Bell and Chris Cruiks. The result is arguably Halsall's finest record, asublime melding of stripped back soulful funk and deep, minimalist, spiritual jazz, that will take you on a journey deep into forever!

                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                    Africa Airways 02 (Funk Departures 1973-1982)

                                                                                      We are more than ten releases in here at Africa Seven. It has been a wild ride... It was eight months ago that we launched our label and released our debut release the Compilation "Africa Airways 01: Funk Connection". It did better than we ever imagined and we had to repress the darned thing twice... So predictably for a follow up we humbly present you with "Africa Airways 02: Funk Departures 1973-1982". We have unashamedly stuck to the formula of our debut; keeping the funk deep and the groove pan-African. Heading straight for the afrobeat, dance-funk jugular.

                                                                                      We open up Volume Two with an absolute corker... "Na Real Sekele Fo Ya" from Cameroonian-in-Paris Pasteur Lappe. Produced by Jacob Desvarieux of Kassav fame, this track is an instant grabber; Think of the Blockheads "Rhythm Stick" goes Afro chant with deep, soulful moog grooves and on-point brass stabs. Next up is M'Bamina an Italian / Ivory Coast band who swing things heavy with "Kilowi Kilowi". Sweeting strings, funky bass lines wrapped around a late 70s style disco groove.

                                                                                      Ekambi Briallant is next up with his floor tappingly catchy afro soul "Aboki (Mon Copain)", produced by one of our favorite producers Slim Pezin. To round off the A-side of the vinyl we present the first outing from the Makeba family. Here the (sadly prematurely departed) Bongi Makeba, daughter of "Mama Africa" Myriam Makeba, shows the world just what an amazing artist she would have developed into. Bongi wrote a fair number of her mother's tracks in her later years and "Don't Do It" shows us what true talent for the song she was blessed with. The track her powers along with wah-wah guitar and masterful alto sax. A real treat.

                                                                                      Friend of Africa Seven and Cameroonian native Jo Tongo opens thing up on Side B. Jo now lives in New York but back in the 70s he was part of the Fiesta label collective who were cranking out great records in Paris. "Piani" is his purest dancefloor moment, here again in full glory.Next up we bend our African remit ever-so slightly and head off to Holland for a James Brown style fuelled funk stomper "Relax.. Before Doing Sex" from Oscar Harris and his crew. Its big, its bold, its brassy...;.. It's fun.

                                                                                      The power trio of Bozambo are next up. Between them they have released over 12 solo LPs and here together with "Get it On The Music" they power through with a keyboard/synyh driven afro-funk groove years ahead of its time...; made in 1978 but sounding like 1984. Misse Ngoh is one great guitarist and a masterful adaptor of the Makossa rhythms of his native Cameroun. The title track from his Esperance 1979 LP "Tata Ngoh" mixes in his trademark rhythms and grooves with slap bass and striking brass lines. One heck of a catchy song too.

                                                                                      We round off the compilation with the Queen of Queens, Myriam Makeba. Possibly / probably the most influential female musician to come out of Africa...; ever. "Mama Africa's" biography is awe-inspiring and vast, but very hard to summarize in a few sentences... so please check it out for yourself. From breaking the African sound in the West, to the obsessively catchy "Pata Pata" to the influential, focal role she played in helping bring an end to Apartheid in her native South Africa. There are many tracks to feature from Myriam but we aren't about hits here at Africa Seven. Being the crate diggers we are, we thought the best way we could honour the lady was to dig the crate even deeper and go with the most obscure Myriam track we could find. "Toyota Fantasy" was recorded during her exile years spent in Guinea with the Esperance team as a one off promotional 7" single giveaway release. Be aspirational, as the lady says.

                                                                                      Bing & Ruth

                                                                                      City Lake

                                                                                        the Golden Age, there was City Lake. Initially pressed in an unusually limited edition five years ago, the ensemble’s stunning full-length debut is now released in simultaneously refined and expanded form. With
                                                                                        bonus tracks and new, visceral mastering, the album gleams all the more and signals a spree of live performances this fall revisiting the material. As the principal leader of Bing & Ruth, David Moore assembles his orchestral roster according to the scope of each piece and recording setting.

                                                                                        For City Lake, Bing & Ruth consisted of eleven members: two clarinetists (Jeremy Viner and Patrick Breiner), two cellists (Greg Heffernan and Leigh Stuart), two vocalists (Becca Stevens and Jean Rohe), a bassist (Jeff Ratner), a lap-steel player (Myk Freedman), a faithful tape-delay engineer (Mike Effenberger), a percussionist (Chris Berry), and Moore on piano. City Lake is shepherded into concrete pastures by Moore’s weightless piano melodies, immersed as they are in grand shapes of breath-like horn, string and voice phrases. Augmented with more percussive proclivity than TWTGA, City Lake establishes

                                                                                        Bing & Ruth’s ambient brand through a greater gamut of material mediums. If TWTGA opened its shutter to the imperceptible shifts of transitions between darkness and light, City Lake was composed to be less ethereal, instead embodying a group-oriented musicality and physicality.

                                                                                        On City Lake, there are instances of Reich-ian excitement with the hand clapped rhythms of “Rails” and a seance of sorts excorsized by the brush-tapped “Put Your Weight Into It.” Dual track “City Lake / Tu Sei Uwe” culminates the urbanized form of ambience with tonal elements in free-fall, piling-up in a harsh denouement of the album’s title piece. Further into the program David Moore’s intrigue with Gavin Bryars and Thomas Newman finds delicate voice in the hibernative “Here’s What Your Missin,” a track redolent of all the narcotic power of which Bing & Ruth are capable. City Lake sets the standard met by Bing & Ruth’s sonorous sophomore journey Tomorrow Was The Golden Age. In this earlier portrait, the ensemble graces its listeners with gail-force movements from the wake of Bing & Ruth’s gliding wings leaving trails in the skyline.

                                                                                        Larry Levan


                                                                                          EDIT & DUB follow up the massive TEE SCOTT 12" focusing on another NYC icon in the form of LARRY LEVAN UNRELEASED VOLUME 2. Check these lost dubs of PARADISE GARAGE classics I-LEVELS "GIVE ME DUB" and POCKETS "COME DUB WITH ME" plus a bonus LARRY LEVAN dj tool track. On a single sided 12".


                                                                                          Good Timin'

                                                                                            Transmitting from New York (via Toronto), Jex aka Jex Opolis has so far been known as the man behind and in front of the Good Timin’ label. Infamous for its “boogie burner bombs” - to quote Discogs member Kutter_Karlo - Jex, trades his label for Running Back and a shifts the gear. Up with the tempo and down with the lights, there still is a variety of styles. “Studio E” is named after an after hours spot in Edmonton that the record’s author partied at in the early 2000s - also sounds like something Ivan Smagghe would have enjoyed at that point in time. “Laxmi Tool” is referencing classic tribal house and a street in Pune, where Jex wife’s grandma bought the drum used in this track. On the flip, “Harpa” brags and boasts with its trampoline bass line, while “La Casa” surfs some timpani waves.

                                                                                            Kiko Navarro Feat. Amor

                                                                                            Isao - Inc. Jose Marquez Remix

                                                                                            We had no choice but to bring back our friend Kiko Navarro after the success of the 'New Life EP' released on Local Talk earlier this year.

                                                                                            'Isao' is Kiko at his finest, a beautiful and hypnotic house track that has the perfect blend of afro and latin elements with a bouncy electronic edge.
                                                                                            There's also a mighty fine remix coming from Jose Marquez. Jose develops the vocal elements and brings in a whole orchestra of drums taking the track in a sweatier direction.

                                                                                            Kiko also delivers a 'KOKI dub' where he continues on the same vibe and adds strings complimented by shakers and percussions throughout the track.

                                                                                            Omena launches the X series.

                                                                                            As the name suggests, this is the first of ten limited releases planned.
                                                                                            First out is Swedish producer Anders Hellberg with 'Fiction'.

                                                                                            This is the sound of having a party inside a whale with a broken rainbow and three pyramids as bass bins.
                                                                                            Not too harsh or in-your-face, rather clean, crisp, and audible.

                                                                                            Two remixes courtesy of Bleak (Delsin/DRH/Naura).
                                                                                            200 Copies only 

                                                                                            Sim Hutchins

                                                                                            I Enjoy To Sweep A Room

                                                                                              Sim Hutchins, a producer and video artist from North West Essex UK, releases his debut album ’I Enjoy To Sweep A Room’.

                                                                                              Though it stylistically references techno, IDM and ambient-drone, the album could be said to be genre-blind, avoiding any easy classification. It takes an outsider approach to composition, channelling the uncompromising visionistic electronics of Actress, the disintegrating drones of William Basinksi, the cosmic synthwork of Hieroglyphic Being and Jandek's propensity for atonal experimentalism. ‘I Enjoy To Sweep A Room’ is firmly the work of an artist operating on the peripheries of the medium.

                                                                                              The result is nothing difficult or introverted however, but instead an optimistic and romantic album, a rare example of content, form and concept perfectly complementing each other. It is a work defined by the delay of typical gratification and the build of a tense emotional atmosphere across the nine tracks. Washed in reverb and draped in hiss, beats balance precariously on the stresses of atypical rhythmic patterns. Sim creates harmony from unpredictable melodic twists and centring tracks around the repetition of dissonance, the direct result of manipulating outdated effects units and budget equipment; AM radios, DIY guitar pedals and bad 80s digital reverbs.

                                                                                              Hutchins cut his production teeth last decade in and around the grime scene, working with MCs and playing Essex pirate radio and East Anglian free parties. After time the collectivity of this approach gave way to a retreat into experimenting with music-making in a more introverted way, focusing on developing longer form tracks and writing towards a debut album. He came to No Pain In Pop's attention via a cryptic Twitter account he ran sometime around early 2013, and released his debut Ecology Tapes EP in early 2015.

                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                              LP Info: Includes handstamped indie store bonus disc featuring Sim Hutchins rarities.

                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                              Whyte Horses Frosinone Mixtape Volume III

                                                                                                Manchester band Whyte Horses’ Dom Thomas is well known for his collecting rare and obscure music often released as quirky compilations on his label Brutal Music imprint. Currently touring with Whyte Horses, he found time to make an exclusive CD of the band's inspirations and loves to sell at their gigs. It's an amazing hour-long mixtape of interesting and forgotten psychedelic music that takes in (mostly) tropicalia, Brazillian folk, minimalism and dreamy psych. Dom describes as "an hour of looking at a sun drenched mountain range through kaleidoscopic glasses, where slacker-folk anthems do battle with desert-pop breaks and Led Zepplinesque Eastern ballard standards.” 100 copies only.

                                                                                                Die Verboten


                                                                                                  Die Verboten are a Space Rock band formed by David and Stephen Dewaele of Soulwax, Fergus “Fergadelic” Purcell and Henry Riton. This is the first album from Die Verboten, written and recorded in 2007, rediscovered and mixed in 2015. This LP consists of five tracks, “Dafalganger”, “White Island”, “E40”, “Nacht Winkel” and “Aquarius”. It is the sound of classic German kosmiche, live drums, synths, percussion and a loose funk you only find in these kind of stretched fluid grooves. The album was produced by Die Verboten and recorded and mixed at Deewee. Artwork is by Ill Studio / Fergadelic. Die Verboten’s debut EP “Live In Eivissa” was released in 2009 via London’s Vinyl Factory (now selling for over £100 on Discogs) and was recorded poolside in Ibiza.

                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                  Give 'Em Soul Vol. 2

                                                                                                    OUTTA SIGHT presents the second platter in the Give ‘Em Soul series showcasing some of the rarest and hottest R&B sounds of the 21st Soul Century.

                                                                                                    The “Yellow” Edition brings together 14 more killer cuts that are on every DJs hit list. These major label milestones dating from 1954 to the early sixties feature key artists in the world of Blues, R&B and Soul including Ruth Brown, Earl King, The Contours, Young Jessie, Nappy Brown, Wynona Carr and the amiable pimp Johnnie Morisette, more commonly known as Johnny Two-Voice for his uncanny knack of performing in both his natural vocal register and falsetto. Featuring over $5,000 worth of singles in one affordable package, everyone a winner! 

                                                                                                    Johnny Osbourne

                                                                                                    Water Pumping

                                                                                                      Landmark '83 release from Jammy's camp includes the massive hit title track plus hit yard 45's 'Fire Down Below', 'Trouble Maker' & 'Angel In My Arms' along with the roots-man re-lick of his classic 'Purify Your Heart'. Recorded at Channel One and engineered by Jammy & Scientist.

                                                                                                      Augustus Pablo

                                                                                                      El Rockers

                                                                                                        Repress of in-demand Augustus Pablo Greensleeves 12" rounding up four essential Pablo cuts of 'Real Rock'. First the real gone scorcher 'DJ Cut' from Jah Iny, next Pablo's higher ground inner / outa-space 'Clavinet Cut' followed by Pablo's signature far east 'Melodica Cut' masterpiece and all rounded off by a heart-stopping 'Drum & Bass' workout. Real Rock, Real Rockers!

                                                                                                        Roots Manuva


                                                                                                          Not only one of Britain’s greatest musical artists, but one of the greatest lyricists full stop, Roots Manuva is back with a dazzling new album, Bleeds. Past collaborations with everyone from Gorillaz to the Maccabees to Leftfield to Coldcut to the Cinematic Orchestra, Rodney Smith’s influence can be heard right across the musical landscape. Now, with his sixth studio album, he has made his most concise and focussed record to date, his most emotionally affecting and powerful release since his breakthrough, Run Come Save Me.

                                                                                                          Drawing upon production assistance from young British producer, Fred, together with musical heavyweights Four Tet, Adrian Sherwood and Switch’s new production team, With You, the title of the record is, in the man’s own words, an “egocentric jest of daring to do things in the tradition of Jesus: I’m ready to bleed for the artform.” It is, of course, also a reference to the way in which genres, in the sonic world of Roots Manuva, have a tendency to bleed into one another, so that hip hop, reggae, techno, funk, neo-classical, all blend together to create “liquid soul, the blood, the bleeds that paint infinite sacred wonders in our dreams and unfold in our day-to-day.”

                                                                                                          One of the true pioneers and originals of British music, any album from Roots Manuva is an event. When it’s as good as Bleeds it’s one of the musical events of the year. Both genre-defying and deeply rooted in what he describes as “the culture of Bass and Verb,” the record innovates and consolidates in equal measure. Rodney Smith describes himself as “a British Black musical Mark Rothko” and Bleeds is another masterpiece from this abstract wordsmith.

                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                          LP Info: Standard black vinyl LP.

                                                                                                          Indies Exclusive LP Info: Limited indies only coloured vinyl.


                                                                                                          Romantic Psychology 1

                                                                                                            Levantis - the moniker of one of electronic music's serial innovators - will release his debut longplayer on 30 October 2015 via Technicolour Records. The first Levantis output since 2013's Believe EP on Trilogy Tapes, the 11-track album entitled Romantic Psychology 1 is reportedly "about Nigredo and possession of the shadow".

                                                                                                            Ninja Tune set up Technicolour as a singles label. After 12”s by Legowelt, Hieroglyphic Being, Florian Kupfer, Kutmah, BNJMN and U, Romantic Psychology 1 is the first album the label has released.

                                                                                                            The black 180g vinyl LP is housed in an Inspira deep black sleeve with spot varnish type and includes an artwork insert by Eve Ackroyd printed on uncoated 300gsm art card. MP3 download code also enclosed.



                                                                                                              A genuine lost and unreleased full-length LP from one of the most mysterious figures of early Italian electronic sound and library music. A missing puzzle piece in the small discography of experimental tape and synthesiser music by the composer known only as Lamartine recorded (but never pressed) in 1974 by the archive that bought you the work of Daniela Casa and the wildest electronic experiments of Alessandroni, Giuliano Sorgini and Fabio Frizzi. Having sat in the can for over 40 years the similarities to the likes of Cluster, Tom Dissevelt and the Radiophonic workshop have yet to be recognised and celebrated.

                                                                                                              The name Lamartine was a true mystery of library history.

                                                                                                              In keeping with the habitual culture of library music the mononymous name Lamartine was very likely to be one of many creative nom de plumes designed to disguise the true identities of the artists – even the likes of Morricone and Bruno Nicolai had there own shrouded monikers (Leo Nichols and Leo Flag respectively). Having faded from the memories of the ex-employees of the defunct production music departments at CAM and RCA, the truth behind this uncelebrated electronic pioneer remained a mystery for over thirty years. As enthusiasts began to unravel the pseudonyms of other composers such as Tomassi and Alessandroni via cue sheets, invoices and interviews, suspicions around Lamartine being of non-Italian origin rose to the surface with rumours that he or she was most probably of German, Dutch or English decent due to his distinct similarities to artists like Kid Baltan from Holland, various electronic artists from the outskirts of the krautrock scene or British tape music composers such as Basil Kirchin or David Cain. All of whom had firm relationships with the international library music scene. Although most of the records made for the RCA 1000 series were also repackaged for syndication in France via the April Orchestra series, it was unusual that Cronache Dal Mondo didn’t benefit the same service, bringing into question the fact that Lamartine may have secretly been a big name artist legally contracted to exclusive territories or simply the author of music that was too challenging for wider consumption. Even searching for other unconfirmed aliases within the huge independent Italian library network, based of musical similarities or pure speculation, rendered little answers convincing unsatisfied fans that Lamartine had carefully covered his tracks or let the birds eat the breadcrumbs.

                                                                                                              It wasn’t until thirty years later that the Italian independent production music label Flipper – the parent company responsible for the imprints Union, Octopus, Flirt and Deneb amongst others – decided to digitise its catalogue that a gleam of hope via a sealed, misfiled master tape shone through the trees. While putting a small archive of back-up recordings through the baking (emulsifying) process the archiving team at Flipper found the name “Lamartine” written on a single tape box with the name Reportage and corresponding legal papers pertaining to a little known Italian conductor and composer for stage and popular song named Mr. Radicchi. Fabio Di Barri at Flipper accounts that throughout the extensive paperwork at Flipper the music of Radicchi or Lamartine was never licensed out for synchronisation and doesn’t appear on any of the associated labels discographies. “The music was never even pressed on to vinyl and the master tape remained in our store room for all these years,” he told Finders Keepers in 2013. “It’s lucky that it was stored correctly because many lost magnetic tapes are prone to damage or separation.” After cross-referencing track times and titles Fabio could also reveal the full name of the artist to be that of Odoardo (aka Eduardo) Radicchi – a senior member of the Italian music scene from the same generation as Nino Rota, Giorgio Gaslini and Gian Piero Reverberi. The common occurrence of the elder statesmen of Italian popular music coming out of retirement to make experimental music for library labels and film companies would be the basis of a handful of unsolved mysteries in Italian cinema. Even middle aged composers like Remigio Ducros and Vince Tempera had enjoyed commercial success in the pop world before finding more freedom working within film music or television. Composers such as Coriolano Gori and Giampiero Boneschi were other examples of Italian composers who would revitalise their careers in later life under the production/film music system.

                                                                                                              The late discovery of Reportage by Lamartine provides vintage electronic music enthusiasts with a wider vista of the development of the genre in Italy. The aforementioned names make up a small but closely associated and like-minded family of pioneers exploring a new direction with solo recordings in a very unique industrial capacity. Rendered in the hinterland between Italian cinema’s penchant for psychedelic rock and the onset of the synthesiser music and Italo disco movements later in the decade, these artists and their records represent the laboratory projects that researched the capacity of electronic music before it swept the nation’s media quite unlike anywhere else in the world. Lamartine – once an anonymous, dubious, genius in the library micro-genre – can now be named and recognised as a unique artist with a distinctive sound, adding new colours to the vibrant palette of Italian studio artists and painting a wider sonic picture of the evolution of Italian pop and film music and we believe to understand it. The Italian library liberation front keeps growing – the genre that keeps on giving. It’s time for artists like Lamartine to name and claim their places in electronic music history.

                                                                                                              Harry J Allstars


                                                                                                              Reissue of the classic 1969 album. ‘Liquidator’ was a massive hit in Jamaica and Top 10 in the UK and it spawned this 12 track instrumental favourite. Includes instrumental versions of Jamaican vocal favourites alongside covers of pop classics ‘Je T’aime’, ‘My Cherie Amour’ and ‘Don’t Let Me Down’.

                                                                                                              Musicians involved in the recording included the core of the Hippy Boys: bassist Aston 'Family Man' Barrett, drummer Carlton Barrett and guitarist Alva Lewis, who later formed the core of The Upsetters and The Wailers. The organ was played by Winston Wright who, as a member of Tommy McCook's Supersonics, was acknowledged as Jamaica's master of the Hammond organ. Wright featured on other Harry Johnson hits, including The Beltones' "No More Heartaches" and on Boris Gardiner's "Elizabethan Reggae".

                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                              Kitsune Maison 17

                                                                                                                Get ready for another shipload of fresh musical discoveries gathered by the renowned French imprint: the 17th issue of Kitsuné Maison lands October 23rd!

                                                                                                                And as ever it’s filled with the quirkiest pop you’ll find this side of good taste. The World Wild Issue introduces you to the global cream of the moment: USA, UK, Australia, Brazil, Germany, France… 17 tracks courtesy of an exciting selection of gifted agitators combining immaculate choruses to a certain attitude: youthful, finger on the pulse, oftentimes edgy. World Wild? It’s not so much a sound than a vibe, an organic sensation that could be from anywhere. In a constantly evolving world, where digital reigns supreme, nature - wild and universal - brings us back to our roots and a certain authenticity. It’s also about us Westerners embracing the rhythms and moods of other cultures and yet again pushing the envelope of creativity. Yes, the jungle is where the party’s at!
                                                                                                                Never keen on rehashing the same old, Kitsuné is forever morphing. More than ever, the Parisian imprint is geared at the future and moving on with the times helping giving birth to new musical directions, groundbreaking sound innovations, always tied to killermelodies - a constant on Kitsuné. Rather feminine, at times introspective, often glorious, this latest chapter is also probably groovier than previous installments, digging deep in soulful territories. Make no mistake though, guitars are still loved - indie pop remains tattooed on Kitsuné’s heart. It is character and personality, which above all prevail on the little fox’s label

                                                                                                                Tricky Presents Skilled Mechanics

                                                                                                                Beijing To Berlin / Necessary

                                                                                                                  Following two solo albums on his own False Idols imprint, Tricky announces a new collaborative project. Skilled Mechanics is a loose collective with rotating membership that allows Tricky to work with a variety of different artists, while at the same time pushing his unique vocal talents to the forefront. The most prominent of these collaborators on the new record is DJ Milo, who is not only one of his oldest friends but also the first person he ever recorded with, not to mention his introduction to The Wild Bunch.

                                                                                                                  One of the most enigmatic voices on the forthcoming project belongs to the Chinese rapper and producer Ivy. Tricky explains: "I was in Beijing for a show and I met this guy who managed her. He told me that she wanted to work with me so I asked for her to send a vocal track with some drums to me so I could do my thing to it. She's so different! So raw! The strange thing is, I've had the track for a while but I only just found out that she’s not rapping in Chinese. I ain’t got a clue what language it is. I have no idea. It might be completely made up but whatever it is, it sounds wicked. I’m lucky that with my label, False Idols, I don’t need to worry about things like this. I'm never going to have an A&R guy saying to me, ‘We don’t understand what she’s saying.’ Because we don’t need the support of commercial radio. It was my real good luck meeting her and she's definitely going to be on the next Skilled Mechanics album as well."

                                                                                                                  Fat Freddy's Drop


                                                                                                                    Fat Freddy’s Drop are set to release their fourth studio album, ‘BAYS’, on October 23rd 2015. Following the worldwide success of ‘Blackbird’ in 2013, the New Zealand based seven-piece are back with ‘BAYS’, a 9-track LP recorded at the band’s BAYS Studio in Kilbirnie, Wellington a former 1950s HMV vinyl pressing plant. The predominantly studio written album draws on the lexicon of genres that have come to epitomize the bands’ sound. Opening with the slow burn funk of ‘Wairunga Blues’ the album journeys through a hybrid of reggae, jazz with techno rhythms underpinning Freddy’s signature horns and Joe Dukie’s soulful and introspective vocal, arriving finally on the crooked blues jam of ‘Novak’.

                                                                                                                    The album exudes a confidence of a band truly comfortable in their skin.“It’s been a more creative process writing this album in the studio rather than recording songs which have been well roadtested”, Freddy’s vocalist Joe Dukie said. Internationally, Fat Freddy’s Drop reputation continues to soar. Blackbird has sold over 200,000 album copies worldwide with the UK, US and Germany becoming the bands strongest markets. This success is reflected by recent live highlights including sold out gigs at London’s 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace and 3x Sydney Opera House shows. The BAYS album tour will start in October in Australia and roll out worldwide into 2016.

                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                    2xLtd LP Info: Limited edition white vinyl pressing.

                                                                                                                    Jefferson Airplane

                                                                                                                    Takes Off - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                      Jefferson Airplane Takes Off is the debut album of San Francisco Rock band Jefferson Airplane, released in August 1966. The personnel differs from the later “classic” lineup and the music is more Folk-Rock than the harder psychedelic sound for which the band later became famous.

                                                                                                                      Signe Toly Anderson was the female vocalist and Skip Spence played drums. Both left the group shortly after the album’s release and were replaced by Grace Slick and Spencer Dryden, respectively.



                                                                                                                        After a Summer of Church White Releases, Church Black steps back to the forefront, this time with eight Raw Jams from Church alumni Viers.

                                                                                                                        Yves Simon

                                                                                                                        Au Pays Des Merveilles De Juliet - Psychemagik Remix

                                                                                                                        This edit of Yves Simon ‘Au Pays Des Merveilles De Juliet’ first appeared a year or so ago as a free download for a super limited time via the Psychemagik soundcloud page. Blink, as we did, and you missed it. Now, after a long wait and many licensing delays the edit sees an official release on limited edition vinyl (500) via Leng Records. Played by many over the last year the edit takes all the elements of Yves Simon’s original, stretching it out from two minutes to over seven making it an instant classic.

                                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                        12" Info: The 12” comes one sided with an acid etched B-side. Now in plain sleeve.

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

                                                                                                                        Each Whiskey Disco aims to shed light on forgotten gems of yesteryear. WD42 welcomes two men who need no introduction; Kon & Jacques Renault. Both known the world over for their sleek and well-oiled productions and their contributions to the WD catalog are no exception. Jacques leads the a-side with disco bass, clattering percussion and sublime vocal crescendo making way for Love Dance's understated edit of this noodling version of the Bill Withers classic. Kon wraps the B-side with a long and drawn, slightly dubbed and ever-building edit of the album version of Promised Land.

                                                                                                                        Second EP from Dublin duo, Forrests - last spotted on Blast First Petite with the well-received ‘Wilder’ EP. This nuanced four-tracker makes deft moves between widescreen, Kompakt-y electronics, breathy ambience and MBV-esque noise. 200 copies only - hand-stamped and with a debossed sleeve.

                                                                                                                        Air Max '97

                                                                                                                        Core Work / Expenditure

                                                                                                                        Air Max ‘97 breaks ground on his brand new label DECISIONS with two darkly functional dance floor cuts. DECISIONS is a dance floor focused vinyl and digital label delivering music to move people. Air Max '97 has previously released on Liminal Sounds and Trax Couture.

                                                                                                                        Sistrum looks outward for release #25, summoning the talents of Bacanito, Giovanni Randisi and Tazz under their 12 To 30 moniker. The Orchestral Dimensions EP is a welcome addition to the Sistrum catalog, sitting comfortably within the sonic palette of the label whilst offering a unique take on deep electronic music. Raw, authentic, underground sounds to keep the Sistrum tradition moving ever-forward

                                                                                                                        Amen manipulator extraordinaire FFF and fellow Dutchman Coco Bryce team up for the first release on Myor's sub label Myor Massiv.

                                                                                                                        FFF kicks off the a-side with "Superhero Can't Test", a 170 bpm slice of reggae infused jungle
                                                                                                                        wizardry, followed by "Free Your Soul", which brings down the tempo a couple of notches, taking things back to an era where breakbeats, piano riffs and pitched vocals reigned supreme.

                                                                                                                        The flipside holds 2 cuts by Coco Bryce. "Deeper And Deeper" features heavy Amen choppage and filtered breaks, carried by a small series of rap threats and boasts uttered by a not-so-underground MC, whilst "Runnin" takes a more melodic and rave-centric approach.

                                                                                                                        Australia's master sound-sculptor returns with the polyrhythmic, multi-layered beauty of mini LP "Lingua Franca". This sublime collection of organic tones, earthy textures and Balearic beats is already doing the business for the inner circle of the Balearic mafia and should dominate your listening habits for years to come. The first edition in a new series of mini LPs on the label from the likes of Gatto Fritto, CFCF and Jan Schulte.

                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                        Patrick says: Late contender for Record Of The Year. Perfect!

                                                                                                                        Le Butcherettes

                                                                                                                        Shave The Pride

                                                                                                                          ‘Shave The Pride’ comes from Mexican trio Le Butcherettes’ third album ‘A Raw Youth’.

                                                                                                                          The track, which according to the band’s Teri Gender Bender was originally titled ‘Pogonophobia’ (the fear of beards), is a commentary on societal apathy: “The outrage and frustration are this time directed in particular to society’s ‘beard’,” explains Gender Bender. “The beard symbolizes our unwillingness to view all perceptions of the story, empathy, angles, life… hiding behind the mass… mass media, laziness, etc.”

                                                                                                                          Side B is an unreleased track featuring King Buzzo from the Melvins on guitar and vocals.

                                                                                                                          What they’re saying about Teri Gender Bender:

                                                                                                                          “Most volatile woman in rock” - LA Weekly

                                                                                                                          “Breakout star” - Chicago Tribune

                                                                                                                          “She’s a star. It’s like a great character in a movie. You want to know what happens when the movie is over. You want to know the rest of the story.” - Henry Rollins

                                                                                                                          Le Butcherettes have toured with such acts as Faith No More, Melvins and Antemasque.

                                                                                                                          Red vinyl 7” produced by Omar Rodriguez Lopez (At The Drive In, Mars Volta, Antemasque).

                                                                                                                          Girl Band

                                                                                                                          Pears For Lunch

                                                                                                                            7” single, hand folded and numbered by Girl Band themselves.

                                                                                                                            One sided 7” features an etched B-side of drummer Adam’s head.

                                                                                                                            ‘Pears For Lunch’ is taken from Girl Band’s debut album ‘Holding Hands With Jamie’ out on Rough Trade.

                                                                                                                            The release comes a few years into their tenure; a few years after their first tour; nine days crammed into a Fiat Panda; a few years of stamping 7” sleeves to sell at merch tables and mail-order; a few years of writing songs and touring and developing a live ferocity unmatched by nearly anyone.

                                                                                                                            Recorded in April 2015, two days after returning home from their first-ever US tour, the nine tracks making up ‘Holding Hands With Jamie’ capture, more than any previous recordings, the tension and abrasive energy of a Girl Band performance.

                                                                                                                            This young Dublin foursome are creating vital, propulsive, and almost terrifyingly energetic noise rock that pulls as much influence from classic techno as from their more obvious postpunk, noise and industrial predecessors.

                                                                                                                            “It’s hard to overstate how heart-stopping it is to see these four guys from Dublin play live, but I’ll say they make it sound like the whole world is going to literally explode in a massive, interstellar ball of fire. It's the end of everything and they're both indifferent and full of rage.” - NPR

                                                                                                                            “The one blindingly obvious thing about Girl Band is that this is fucking great.” - Noisey

                                                                                                                            “Their cover of [Yorkshire exponent of terror techno] Blawan’s ‘Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?’ features distortion and noise like a Hoover crying. It is mechanistic and rhythmical-industrial, not grunge at all, eight minutes of pure panic.” - The Guardian

                                                                                                                            Urge Overkill

                                                                                                                            Stull EP

                                                                                                                              Long out-of-print, the ‘Stull EP’ was originally released in 1992 by Touch and Go Records.

                                                                                                                              Includes the international hit ‘Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon’ from the cult classic film ‘Pulp Fiction’.

                                                                                                                              An eclectic collection of songs and musical styles that explore themes of death, darkness, the depths of the Chicago music scene and the joy of vinyl and style.

                                                                                                                              Recorded with legendary producter Kramer.

                                                                                                                              Urge Overkill have rocked with likes of Nirvana, Mudhoney, Dinosaur Jr. and Pearl Jam.

                                                                                                                              10” LP with digital download code.

                                                                                                                              Available exclusively to independent retailers.

                                                                                                                              Ugly Casanova

                                                                                                                              Sharpen Your Teeth

                                                                                                                                Ugly Casanova is Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse. Or, possibly, it is a mysterious savant named Edgar Graham, who imposed himself on Modest Mouse at the Denver show of the band’s 1998 tour, introduced himself as Ugly Casanova and, through a haze of unnerving instability, shared some rough songs with the band. His songs, though delivered hesitantly, shamefully even, displayed unmistakable talent. By the end of Modest Mouse’s tour Casanova, with much reluctance, was persuaded to record some of these songs and hand them over to record labels for issue as singles or parts of compilations. Immediately after he had done so, he disappeared.

                                                                                                                                Other than a sheaf of ramblings delivered to Modest Mouse’s singer Isaac Brock in the Summer of 1999 that then inspired that band’s ‘The Moon And Antarctica’, nothing had been heard from Casanova in years and those that still thought of him grew fewer. Then in November of 2001, a faded and water-damaged bundle was discovered among a stack of old packages during one of those general decontamination purges that so often follows a mail scare. Addressed to Sub Pop there was little evidence of its origin. Inside, swathed in tape, Silly Putty and pelts of three identifiable rodents was a greeting from the long-lost Graham. Numerous tapes and a list of requests that alternated between raving demands for destruction of said tapes and meek pleas for recognition of their contents were extracted from the mess of the package. Fortunately Sub Pop recognized that the tapes held promise and released them in 2002 as ‘Sharpen Your Teeth’.

                                                                                                                                Until such time as Graham / Casanova resurfaces to take credit for his work and add a bit more to whatever understanding of him still exists, ‘Sharpen Your Teeth’ will have to suffice. Produced by Brian Deck and Isaac Brock at Glacial Pace Studios (Oregon), Ugly Casanova’s songs are here performed by Misters Brock and Deck as well as John Orth (Holopaw), Tim Rutili (Califone, Red Red Meat), Pall Jenkins (The Black Heart Procession) and a handful of like-minded collaborators.

                                                                                                                                This reissue of the long out of print vinyl edition presents the original 13 track album plus bonus songs ‘Babies Clean Conscience’, ‘Diggin Holes’ and ‘Roads To Go To Roads To Go To...’, which were available originally as limited edition singles around the album’s release, as well as the unreleased ‘They Devised A Plan To Fuck Forever’, recorded during the ‘Sharpen Your Teeth’ sessions.

                                                                                                                                “An extraordinary album” - Mojo

                                                                                                                                “Terrific stuff” - Uncut

                                                                                                                                Sun Club

                                                                                                                                The Dongo Durango

                                                                                                                                  “Sun Club have been tearing up venues with their unique blend of ferocious energy and euphoric dream pop for a number of years. At long last, a full-length release is finally on the cards.” - Line Of Best Fit

                                                                                                                                  “‘Tropicoller Lease' is a driven take on oddities, where substance meets outward-thinking head on.” - DIY Magazine

                                                                                                                                  The members of Sun Club became a band as childhood friends over ten years ago and have toured endlessly ever since, opening up for the likes of Alvvays, FIDLAR and Fat White Family.

                                                                                                                                  Their first-ever full length album, ‘The Dongo Durango’, finds the band joyously deconstructing the traditional pop song and then rebuilding it with off-kilter time signatures, gleefully unhinged vocals and sunny hooks that sink deep into your already fevered brain.

                                                                                                                                  Sun Club set about recording ’The Dongo Durango’ using an old warehouse space just outside of their hometown as a makeshift studio. They recorded the album live. There they channelled influences of fellow Baltimore greats from Future Islands to Dan Deacon, as well as drawing from their own musical libraries that include DEVO, The Beach Boys and The White Stripes.

                                                                                                                                  Maximo Park

                                                                                                                                  Missing Songs

                                                                                                                                    To support the 10th anniversary reissue of ‘A Certain Trigger’, Warp release the rare ‘Missing Songs’ album for the first time on vinyl.

                                                                                                                                    Compilation album comprised of B-sides, demos and a cover of John Lennon’s track ‘Isolation’.

                                                                                                                                    ‘A Certain Trigger’: The critically acclaimed and Mercury Prize nominated album is reissued on vinyl around the 10th anniversary of its original release.

                                                                                                                                    What we said about it on it's initial release:
                                                                                                                                    So Warp Records get a proper rock band? Well what a place to start because this North-Eastern bunch take the baton bandied around by The Blocs, Franz, Futureheads et al, and nail their own place at the very forefront of intelligent, jerky, post-punk pop. Think The Jam for passion and unbelievable tightness (and we know, cos they played in the shop and were unbelievable!) but twist with Sparks and XTC for off-kilter quirky rhythmnical-ness! Add Paul Smith's words of girl-trouble and outsider-dom and you have a bona-fide pop group ready to explode. Superb.

                                                                                                                                    Martin Courtney

                                                                                                                                    Many Moons

                                                                                                                                      Real Estate’s frontman and songwriter releases his debut album recorded with Jarvis Taveniere from the band Woods.

                                                                                                                                      ‘Many Moons’ is a bright, lush, 10-song collection of soft psychedelia that recalls The Kinks and Big Star even as it probes the depths of his own life as a family man, father and touring musician.

                                                                                                                                      The album is squinting-at-the-sun bright, full of subtle introspection - an elliptical document of Courtney’s transition into family life and fatherhood, largely written while he was on the road touring ‘Atlas’, Real Estate’s third full length release.

                                                                                                                                      Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts


                                                                                                                                        “The best lyricist working in the US today.” - Jarvis Cocker

                                                                                                                                        Manhattan is Jeffrey Lewis’s seventh studio album for Rough Trade and his first since 2011’s ‘A Turn In The Dream-Songs’. His band is called Los Bolts and includes his regular players Heather Wagner (drums) and bassist Caitlin Gray (Hooray For The Riff-Raff). The album’s artwork features Jeff’s illustrations throughout.

                                                                                                                                        ‘Manhattan’ was mixed by John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Phosphorescent, War On Drugs) and recorded by Brian Speaker.

                                                                                                                                        The album is both named after and directly inspired by New York City but is no regionalised curio. It’s the very specificity of the details Lewis uses to depict his characters and situations that make his songs so evocative and so emotionally rich. Lewis is both a lifelong resident and a detached observer of his hometown but ultimately it’s a simple treatment of human moments by one of our sharpest songwriting talents.

                                                                                                                                        The track ‘Outta Town’ is a song that Jeff describes as “how empty life feels when you are in a relationship and that person's not there, because you don't remember how to have a relationship with yourself, you broke up with yourself when you started dating the other person. You have to learn how to start dating yourself all over again.”

                                                                                                                                        Drive-By Truckers

                                                                                                                                        This Weekend's The Night

                                                                                                                                          Drive-By Truckers present a live set recorded at The Fillmore in San Francisco, available in two editions.

                                                                                                                                          In the band’s own words: “Thrilled to announce that our long awaited live album, recorded over three nights at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco CA, will be released […]! Our long-time producer, David Barbe, acquired the necessary mobile gear to record us and flew out to San Francisco to capture our three-night stand in November of 2014. We hired some horns, sold some tickets and played three special and unique shows. From those shows we have sequenced a sort of ultimate live DBT collection, one that hopefully captures the essence of our life’s work into one cohesive whole.

                                                                                                                                          “We are releasing two versions... a shorter 13 song version called ‘This Weekend’s The Night’ which provides a Best Of version snapshot of our live show [and] also a larger 35 song box set entitled ‘It’s Great To Be Alive!’ which goes far more in-depth into the DBT catalog and history. Songs and stories spanning thirty years of Drive- By Truckers sequenced to hopefully give as close as possible document of the DBT show.”

                                                                                                                                          Drive-By Truckers

                                                                                                                                          It's Great To Be Alive

                                                                                                                                            Drive-By Truckers present a live set recorded at The Fillmore in San Francisco, available in two editions.

                                                                                                                                            In the band’s own words: “Thrilled to announce that our long awaited live album, recorded over three nights at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco CA, will be released […]! Our long-time producer, David Barbe, acquired the necessary mobile gear to record us and flew out to San Francisco to capture our three-night stand in November of 2014. We hired some horns, sold some tickets and played three special and unique shows. From those shows we have sequenced a sort of ultimate live DBT collection, one that hopefully captures the essence of our life’s work into one cohesive whole.

                                                                                                                                            “We are releasing two versions... a shorter 13 song version called ‘This Weekend’s The Night’ which provides a Best Of version snapshot of our live show [and] also a larger 35 song box set entitled ‘It’s Great To Be Alive!’ which goes far more in-depth into the DBT catalog and history. Songs and stories spanning thirty years of Drive- By Truckers sequenced to hopefully give as close as possible document of the DBT show.”

                                                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                            LP Box Set Info: The vinyl edition comes with six mini concert posters and a bonus copy of the album across three CDs.

                                                                                                                                            CD Box Set Info: The 3CD set of ‘It’s Great To Be Alive!’ includes a 16 page booklet.

                                                                                                                                            Car Seat Headrest

                                                                                                                                            Teens Of Style

                                                                                                                                              Matador Records are thrilled to announce the signing of Car Seat Headrest and the release of ‘Teens Of Style’, with ‘Teens Of Denial’ to follow soon after in 2016.

                                                                                                                                              This prolific artist (also known as Will Toledo) comes to Matador having already crafted an 11-album catalogue of staggering depth, all self-released digitally, gaining him an obsessive following and over 25,000 downloads - all without the muscle of a manager, label, agent, or publicist - until now.

                                                                                                                                              Car Seat Headrest began in 2010 in Will Toledo’s hometown of Leesburg, Virginia. Needing a place of solitude (and soundproofing) where he could record vocals undisturbed, a 17-year-old Toledo set up shop in the family car. Toledo’s catalogue is sharp, literary and culturally omnivorous as it touches upon youth and death, love and depression, drunken parties and 2nd Century theologian. Ever surprising, his lyrical imagery ranges from playful to sexually frank to sorrowful, often within the same song.

                                                                                                                                              After relocating to the Seattle suburbs in 2014, Toledo assembled a line up with bassist Ethan Ives and drummer Andrew Katz. ‘Teens Of Style’ is the first Car Seat Headrest album recorded with a full band and the sound is vibrant and powerful with a wide stylistic range.

                                                                                                                                              On ‘Teens Of Style’ Toledo has taken material from the first three years of the band’s existence and reworked it to generate some of the most realized arrangements to date. Drawing material from ‘3’ (2010), ‘My Back Is Killing Me Baby’ (2011) and ‘Monomania’ (2012), ‘Teens Of Style’ provides a concise overview of the band’s many sonic and emotional facets, with the songs ranging from electronic psychedelia to punky anthems to melancholic acoustic numbers.

                                                                                                                                              The longest track on ‘Teens Of Style’, ‘Times To Die’ is just under seven minutes, applying breakbeat cut-ups and ‘Low Rider’ horns to a groove-driven neo-psych jam with lyrics about Judaism, Hinduism and the record business. Similarly, ‘Maud Gone’ is a wistful 60s-inspired pop number paying homage to Yeats’ unrequited love, while the intricate party track ‘Los Borrachos’ borrows its title from the Diego Velasquez painting.

                                                                                                                                              Car Seat Headrest’s conceptual ambition and stunning songwriting has been apparent since its early days of laptop recording, the scale of Toledo’s vision going far beyond the constricting ‘lo-fi’ term. Now on his Matador Records debut we witness Toledo presenting his intricate ideas with more clarity and refinement than ever, delivering an enthralling collection of songs destined for wide acclaim.

                                                                                                                                              “Toledo’s commitment to giving listeners a direct line to his inner monologue is the kind of thing that inspires hardcore fanhood - the ability to get lost in Toledo’s work is the entire point.” - Pitchfork

                                                                                                                                              “Crazy impressive - catchy, thoughtful, and inventive” - Brooklyn Vegan

                                                                                                                                              “A major new talent… his music is beguiling and easy to get lost in” - NME

                                                                                                                                              Built To Spill

                                                                                                                                              There's Nothing Wrong With Love

                                                                                                                                                ‘There’s Nothing Wrong With Love’ is the second full length album released by indie rock band Built To Spill.

                                                                                                                                                It was originally released September 13, 1994 on the Up Records label. The line-up for the album was Doug Martsch, bassist Brett Nelson and drummer Andy Capps, with Phil Ek producing.

                                                                                                                                                The album features the enduring singles ‘Car’ and ‘Distopian Dream Girl’.

                                                                                                                                       ranked ‘There’s Nothing Wrong With Love’ at #24 on their Top 100 Albums Of The 90s list.

                                                                                                                                                This new edition is the first time the album has been available on vinyl since its original run.



                                                                                                                                                  One of the most exciting bands coming out of Brazil, Boogarins are fast becoming the leaders in the of-the-moment genre of Brazilian psych rock.

                                                                                                                                                  The release of the band’s new album, ‘Manual’, is being celebrated by a launch party in London followed by a four week European tour.

                                                                                                                                                  Early press highlights include Rolling Stone premiering first single ‘Avalanche’ and reviews in Mojo and Uncut along with a lengthy profile of Boogarins on the subject of psych rock.

                                                                                                                                                  Tom Williams

                                                                                                                                                  New House

                                                                                                                                                    After releasing ‘Easy Fantastic’, his acclaimed third LP with The Boat on Moshi Moshi Records last year, Tom Williams jumped ship to explore a stripped back solo venture that focuses entirely on the charming intensity of his lyrical songwriting and the minimal arrangements provided by a close circle of friends. The “New House” mini-album follows “New Guitar” (released in March this year) and both feature seven new songs each, all written over the past two years and put to tape at 2kHz Studios in Crouch End, London with Ian Grimble (The Fall, Manic Street Preachers, Siouxie And The Banshees). The collection of songs give an intimate insight into Tom’s transition from band to solo artist, his relocation from Tunbridge Wells to St Leonards and eventually settling in the new house which became the central point to the stories tying all these songs together. Playing with Tom on many of the tracks and also on stage is Ant Vicary from The Boat as well as Sarah Maycock, Fiona Keeler and Catherine Black on piano, vocals and cello respectively. It’s now available to pre-order via Tom’s own Wire Boat Recordings along with a host of exclusive offers via the PledgeMusic campaign, which is already well on it’s way to reaching it’s target and also includes a deluxe double vinyl disk combining both mini-albums.

                                                                                                                                                    “New Guitar” received praise online from the likes of Q Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, Clash, Gold Flake Paint, God Is In The TV and picked up plays across the board on BBC 6 Music by Lauren Laverne, Huey Morgan, Tom Robinson & Steve Lamacq. Tom was also invited into the studio to chat about the album with Liz Kershaw and recently played a live session for John Kennedy on XFM.

                                                                                                                                                    A tour of intimate venues around the UK will support the release including the ‘New House' launch night at London Fields Brewery in November (full list below). The summer months have so far seen Tom Williams showcasing the new material at the Secret Garden Party & Forgotten Fields festivals and will continue to perform a number of exclusive house gigs for the pledge campaign supporters.

                                                                                                                                                    The Chap

                                                                                                                                                    The Show Must Go

                                                                                                                                                      Political rock never sounded so good!

                                                                                                                                                      The Eurogroup that should be massive: The Chap - a Brit, a Greek, two Germans and a half French (Brit). After the immense futuristic irony of naming their 4th album "Well Done Europe" in 2010, The Chap Eurogroup choose to do "here and now" by tackling the political in rock music with the release of their 6th album "The Show Must Go" - a diatribe on the absolute certainty that rock music has not and will never ever change the world. It's the sound of despair in the face of awesome idiocy. Or, as the band put it: “In the midst of events that deeply affect our family and friends, we are united in the realisation: you can take Democracy out of Europe, but you can still tour Europe. Fuck you, Europe. We are The Chap, we are Europe.” This is the bit where a good press release will say that the new album is a departure while staying true to the band's tradition. It's really true! "The show must go“ is a rock record, it's more urgent than previous Chap albums – but it's unmistakably The Chap, having transferred the energy of their live performance onto a record.

                                                                                                                                                      Gramma's Boyfriend


                                                                                                                                                        Gramma's Boyfriend is the new side project of the members of many Minneapolis bands including Jeremy Ylvisaker (Andrew Bird, Alpha Consumer, Guitar Party), Jacob Hanson (Halloween, Alaska, Guitar Party, Minneapolis Dub Ensemble), Haley Bonar, Luke Anderson (Rogue Valley, Alpha Centauri), and Mike Lewis (Happy Apple, Fat Kid Wednesdays, Andrew Bird, Gayngs). Sometimes they all play together, sometimes its whoever shows up. The main group consists of singer/keyboardist Haley Bonar, keyboard/guitar player Jeremy Ylvisaker, and drummer Luke Anderson.

                                                                                                                                                        When you first read the name Gramma’s Boyfriend, it brings an uncomfortable, funny feeling. But when you first hear Gramma’s Boyfriend, the feeling becomes something new, slightly terrifying, and fun. The five members include front woman Haley Bonar, Jeremy Ylvisaker (Cloak Ox, Alpha Consumer, Andrew Bird), Mark Erickson, (Cloak Ox), Luke Anderson (Rogue Valley), and Jacob Hanson (Actual Wolf, Haley Bonar, All Tomorrow’s Petty), who join forces to create the psychedelic dance punk that is guaranteed to make you move. Think Blondie, Devo, and Suburban Lawns meet Dead Kennedys. But don’t think too much. Gramma’s Boyfriend certainly doesn’t. And that is the whole point.

                                                                                                                                                        Either way, it's a new kind of 80's throw back pop with an experimental vibe, mostly due to the fact that they don't really know the songs but just kind of make em' up on the spot and have a damn good time doing it. One guy said they were 'no wave', which kind of makes sense.

                                                                                                                                                        El Ten Eleven

                                                                                                                                                        Fast Forward

                                                                                                                                                          “It’s surprising this record even got made,” bass player and songwriter Kristian Dunn reflects. “[Drummer] Tim’s dad died just before the recording was to begin. Obviously he needed to go back to Pittsburgh to be with his family. He returned to California relatively quickly, ready to work, and then I was struck with serious food poisoning.”

                                                                                                                                                          As soon as one band member in the duo was ready to work, it seemed the other had something come up. Even their engineer, Chris Cheney, had to leave in the middle of recording to go DJ for the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team. Deadlines were rapidly approaching and the record wasn’t finished. “It was stressful, but it seemed to all work out,” Tim Fogarty adds. Appropriately, the record is all about family and the connection between parent and child.

                                                                                                                                                          Opening with “Point Breeze” (an area in Pittsburgh in which Tim’s dad used to hang out when young) and moving right into “Scott Township” (an area of Pittsburgh where Fogarty did the same), the record is alive with sounds both futuristic and anachronistic.

                                                                                                                                                          The album is full of parental nods. “’Fast Forward’ is a band name my dad would always suggest when I was starting new bands in high school. I thought it was stupid and would blow him off! Now I actually think it’s cool. It really represents something that is old, but also forward looking and inventive.” Dunn explains. “Peter and Jack” is a thank you to father and son team Peter Hook (of New Order and Joy Division) and Jack Bates who, after playing some shows with El Ten Eleven, suggested to Dunn that he employ one of the six string basses they were using.

                                                                                                                                                          “Not to exaggerate, but the effect those two had on El Ten Eleven is sort of incalculable. I wouldn’t have even considered the Bass VI if it weren’t for them. And the direction of the band definitely changed because of it,” Dunn says.The record was written at their homes and practice studio in Atwater Village, and recorded with Cheney at Costa Mesa Recording Studio in Costa Mesa, CA. Dunn and Fogarty are the only musicians that appear on Fast Forward; everything you hear was done by the two of them using two basses, electronic drums, acoustic drums, and myriad looping pedals and effects.

                                                                                                                                                          Gang Of Four

                                                                                                                                                          Solid Gold

                                                                                                                                                            Formed in 1977 by Leeds University students, Gang of Four produced some of the most exhilarating and lasting music of the early English post-punk era. They play a stripped-down mix of punk rock, funk and dub, with an emphasis on the social and political ills of society. They have released nine studio albums over their lengthy career as well as an array of compilations and live albums.

                                                                                                                                                            Solid Gold is the second album by Gang of Four, released in 1981. Described by AllMusic as a “politically charged, more Teutonic take on funk”, it was listed as one of Pitchfork Media’s best albums of the 1980s.

                                                                                                                                                            "Touring intensively for the past couple of years, Syracuse’s Antoine and Isabelle finally spent some time in a studio to record new songs as well as ones that were born on the road. Liquid Silver Dream is the result of these studio sessions.

                                                                                                                                                            From the opening track, Vapeurs d’Équateur, to the last one, Le Coeur en Naufrage, it seems that the whole album has been recorded in some secret cave under the sea. Maybe the hot and dry weather in Paris by the time of the recording and the fact that the studio was lacking air conditioning can somehow explain the urge to liquidize
                                                                                                                                                            every musical element – Isabelle’s voice, the instruments – before pouring them into one of the six tracks of the album, turning each tune into a phial of intriguing essences.

                                                                                                                                                            Syracuse reminds us with this album that sophistication doesn’t mean complexity. LOVE, for example, is a beautiful demonstration of this statement: the song has the genuine simplicity that any love song should have; the only ornament being an elegant opiate dub treatment given by a master of the genre, Iueke.

                                                                                                                                                            The first track on the B-side, Floating, allows you to take one last deep breath – somewhere over a still ocean where time has momentarily stopped – before 10 minute-long Liquid Silver Dream, a big acid wave slowly getting at you before wiping you out in a roar of synths and crushed claps. Finally, Le Coeur en Naufrage resonates in
                                                                                                                                                            your ears: you are lying on the shore while the sea gently skims your feet."

                                                                                                                                                            Melbourne’s got it (goin’ on)! Returning back to the city we hauled in yet another producer. M5K fixes us up with three edgy House tracks together with smooth, synthesized melodies and a wicked kick.
                                                                                                                                                            M5K has built up quite the resume, with releases on Melbourne recordlabels. Not just some new kid on the block, eh! Exactly the reason we’re excited to have him featured on Dopeness Galore.
                                                                                                                                                            The A side will get the party started. ‘We Got It (Goin’ On)’ reels you in with the synthesized boogie and sci-fi sound effects the Melbourne sound is known for. The track steadily climaxes to a high-energy war of sounds, making you want to get on
                                                                                                                                                            down by laying the track down with a double kick. Now, get ready for the flip side! We kept the artwork black, because this release
                                                                                                                                                            just feels dirty. Just listen to how grimy the bass gets and let Shawty tell you why. The final and title track is layered with repeating chords over a groovy baseline. M5K really breaks it down with ‘Healin Feelin’.

                                                                                                                                                            Sounds like Mike Dunn from Melbourne, if you like the edge of MD X-press you shouldn’t miss this!

                                                                                                                                                            Sombrero Galaxy

                                                                                                                                                            The Edge Of Space / Planetary Dance

                                                                                                                                                            Following on almost 5 years after their first release "Journey To The Centre Of The Sun” on ESP Institute comes Sombrero Galaxy’s second 12” on Second Circle.
                                                                                                                                                            Featuring the label's very own Tako Reyenga (Red Light Records, Music From Memory) and Jonny Nash (Melody As Truth, Land of Light) these two tracks were cut from a weekend of sprawling space-jams recorded in Jonny’s North London home in 2012 and until recently were thought to be lost.

                                                                                                                                                            Jamal Moss (aka IBM (Insane Black Man)) is a lost warrior of sonic truth. We first uncovered his music through his own Mathematics Records, where we were shocked to find a unique permutation of the Chicago Jack gene. We came to find out that Jamal was educated in the biz by Adonis and Steve Poindexter, and the last of the line of producers directly inspired by two pillars of influence: Ron Hardy at the Muzic Box and the club Medusa’s. This makes him uniquely qualified to write a new chapter of Chicago's history.

                                                                                                                                                            Digging through shoe boxes of cassettes, video tapes, and mini discs, we have collected the secret tapes of one Insane Black Man. This is an archive of the impetus of his genius, containing perhaps the holy grail of all Jamal Moss tunes “The Land of Rape and Honey” and “Tribal Retribution”. Artists on labels like LIES are still searching for these originals. We have taken them from their dusty and damaged condition and painfully & meticulously restored them, using the mastering labs of Neel’s Enisslab Studio in Rome, and for the few that even he couldn’t do, we had Carl at TruTone finish the restoration. Now we can present these fragile raw and pure visions with the greatest level of quality. Finally the full impact of these ideas can be felt.

                                                                                                                                                            Jamal describes his music as “post industrial angst in an urban environment.” His first experience at the Muzic Box was standing outside the warehouse space on 326 Lower Michigan Ave just watching people come outside to catch air, fascinated by the energy he was experiencing. At a later location he was finally able to get in and describes the experience as “overstimulating, I never saw anything like that, you could see the heat, it was like a sauna of raw sweat.” Later, he would spend much of his formative years at Medusa’s experiencing the city’s more alternative culture. Many people may find this surprising, going from the Muzic Box to Medusa’s, from the roots of House Music (and Techno) to the home of the Industrial sound that perhaps Wax Trax best represents. But that kind of stereotypical thinking doesn’t allow for the truth of what actually happens, people cross boundaries, experience other scenes and cultures, absorb them and add to them. No one should be prescribed a set of interests because of where they are from or what race they are born.

                                                                                                                                                            Jamal reminds me that Duane Buford, creator of the first record on Dance Mania and co-writer with Jesse Saunders and sometimes Vince Lawrence of such early house songs as “Funk-U-Up” (Jes’say 1984) and Le’ Noiz’s horror house bad trip jam “I’m Scared” (Trax 1985), was also a member of the Revolting Cocks and Ministry. Before Mathematics took off, Jamal was in talks with 4AD to make an industrial record for the label. These towers of influence collide easily in the mind of the Insane Black Man. Why must we call him insane? That may be society’s futile view, which would prefer to put everyone in easy boxes, whereas we would be more likely to call him a visionary.

                                                                                                                                                            In his own words:

                                                                                                                                                            Purpose & Reasoning of Collection of Works: None just for therapeutic purposes 2 Exercise The Demons 2 keep oneself from
                                                                                                                                                            going over The edge . All material collected from various cassette tapes / VHS / Mini Disc stored away in old grey shoe boxes.

                                                                                                                                                            Genre : Industrial / Experimental / Art / Tribal Noise / EBM / Social Distortion

                                                                                                                                                            All Compositions created between 1995 - 2005

                                                                                                                                                            Equipment & Devices implemented in Making this Album:
                                                                                                                                                            Korg DW 8000 - Yamaha DX7 - Boss Dr 5 - Ibanez X-ING Midi Guitar - Korg Electribe EM-1 Black - Sp 303 Dr Sampler
                                                                                                                                                            Vintage Apex Aural Exciter Type B - Emu Drumulator - Roland TR606 Drumatix - Roland JSQ-60 - Korg DDD-1 - Orbitron Studio Reverb - Sony VCR Cassette Recorder - Panasonic Portable Cassette Recorder - Gemini Stereo Disco Mixer Echo effects in Wooden casing & a Sony Mini Disc recorder . 

                                                                                                                                                            CP/BW is a collaboration between Corporate Park (aka Shane English/Jonah Lange) and Beau Wanzer. The LP collects material recorded over the past 3 years from various fits and bursts in Denton, TX. It's a slimy hodgepodge of varied influences processed by warped minds and melting hardware, displaying Wanzer and Co.'s unique brand of American electronic madness. 

                                                                                                                                                            This multi-talented band demonstrates on this album its ability to cross over different kinds of music, from Mbalax to Afro-Cuban and Afro-Jazz ballads without loosing any tip from its original Psychedelic Sound with the fuzz guitars, strong horn sections and percussion, which gave to the band this unique identity.

                                                                                                                                                            Five out of seven overall tracks feature Bassirou Sarr, a truly exceptional singer. Whether in a ballad or some explosive Mbalax, Bassirou's voice is always full of emotion. One of the two remaining tunes, a great latin cover sung by Assane Camara, shows how good performers Dieuf-Dieul actually were and finally one powerful Mbalax track sung by the great Griot Gora Mbaye, displaying his strong links to the tradition of Senegal.

                                                                                                                                                            On this Vol.2 we proudly present the rest of their recorded tracks from the same session as the one featured on Vol.1 plus three tracks from a totally lost recording they did back in 1981. The double LP comes with an MP3 download code.

                                                                                                                                                            Delighted to announce that Dieuf-Dieul are back together after 32 years, preparing for their first international tour not only to prove that their fame was not an urban legend. Enjoy!

                                                                                                                                                            Giant Cuts Presents.. A new offshoot showcasing some of the world's best remixers / producers & editors, kicking off the series with a fantastic 4 track EP from Michael The Lion.

                                                                                                                                                            Philadelphia's Michael The Lion has been making waves recently with his original productions and edits for Soul Clap Records and Razor-N-Tape. Michael's Most Known Edits EP brings the Philly flavour with big strings, hot percussion and uplifting vibes. He adapts the trademark sound he'd developed for over a decade under the pseudonyms DJ Apt One and RCMP - live instruments sit seamlessly with sampled grooves to create organic, classic textures. The Lion sound is always funky, always strong and always ready for the floor.

                                                                                                                                                            A1. The Hangover - A reslung take on one of the great dancefloor classics. A long-time staple of Michael's tour sets.

                                                                                                                                                            A2. Know This - Rock solid Philly funk grooves complete with live bass and organ right in the pocket.

                                                                                                                                                            B1. Fly Robert - Strings and percussion rule the day on this uplifting take on a most known cut.

                                                                                                                                                            B2. Bo Knows - Bo knows Afro-Latin percussion, Bo knows horns. Bo knows feel-good vibes!

                                                                                                                                                            Michael's recent releases have had DJ support from Bicep, Faze Action, Mark Farina, The Reflex, Kraak & Smaak, Greg Wilson, Jacques Renault, Cosmo Baker, Mousse T, Ron Basejam, Yam Who?, Razor-N-Tape, Nicholas, DJ Bruce, Soul Clap, Sleazy McQueen, Hot Toddy, Pete Herbert, DJ Rocca, Inkswel, Recloose and more.

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