Róisín Murphy

Exploitation - President Bongo Remixes

    I've known Róisín a long time now and it was such a pleasure to find out she was releasing new music. I asked and got the stems for the second single “Exploitation“ sent to my Bongomachine Studios in Berlin. The results are here on Radio Bongo for a limited vinyl release only!

    Welcome back Róisín !

    President Bongo

    John Zorn / Forro Zinho

    Forro In The Dark Plays Zorn

      There has never been a Zorn CD like this one! One of the most exciting bands to come out of the wild late night Nublu scene in the East Village, Forro in the Dark combines the driving dance rhythms of forro from Northeastern Brazil with rock, jazz, reggae, folk and country. Together since 2002, they are based in New York and have collaborated with a wide variety of artists, including David Byrne, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Cibo Matto. Here they take on some of Zorn’s most lyrical and grooving compositions to create a charming CD of Brazilian-tinged dance music. Endlessly listenable, this is a CD filled with catchy hooks, burning solos, driving rhythms and infectious Zorn melodies, new and old. Produced by Jesse Harris and featuring Brazilian legend Marcos Valle as a special guest.

      Sargent House is excited to re-issue both of Chelsea Wolfe’s first two albums, The Grime and The Glow and Apokalypsis, on CD and LP for the first time.

      Chelsea Wolfe's sound is best described with broad strokes: elemental, intense, radiant, ancient yet modern, intimate yet expansive, dark and sparkling. Hues of black metal and deep blues inform her ever-evolving electric folk—a warm force that wraps itself around the listener, encouraging uplift, seeking triumph. Her voice similarly haunts and soothes, with words that illuminate life's darker corners in order to reveal the unlikely truth and beauty hidden within. Originally hailing from Northern California, Wolfe's formative years were spent tinkering in her country musician father's home studio, however, she long lacked the confidence to share her work. Then, in 2009, an overseas excursion as part of a nomadic performance troupe ignited her passion for performing and initiated a renewed interest in writing and recording. After performing in cathedrals, basements and old nuclear plants to whoever would listen, she returned home with a new drive. She began toting around an 8-track and recording as the mood hit, eventually editing her findings into a breathtaking debut album, 2010's The Grime & the Glow. Marrying the gentle intimacy of folk, the atmospheric voodoo of death rock, and the bleak, sullen nihilism of black metal, Wolfe's sound effectively cast a genre all her own: a cavernous rumble, marked by stuttering drums, ethereal synths, and a wash of guitar, all very much in the service of one of the most hypnotic, celestial voices in modern music. Described as both healing and harrowing, enchanting and narcotic, the album established Wolfe as a force on the rise.

      Inspired, Wolfe then relocated to Los Angeles and recorded her second album, 2011's Apokalypsis, which found her in an actual studio with her live band. The songs captured therein maintained the strikingly visceral elements of her debut, further showcase Wolfe’s unique songwriting ability, while adding a serious heaviness of sound that balanced eloquently with her transcendent voice. Its release was subsequently met with critical adoration, and rightly landed on numerous best of 2011 lists.


      LP Info: LP Reissue now on swirly vinyl.

      Sargent House is excited to re-issue both of Chelsea Wolfe’s first two albums, The Grime and The Glow and Apokalypsis, on CD and LP for the first time.

      Chelsea Wolfe's sound is best described with broad strokes: elemental, intense, radiant, ancient yet modern, intimate yet expansive, dark and sparkling. Hues of black metal and deep blues inform her ever-evolving electric folk—a warm force that wraps itself around the listener, encouraging uplift, seeking triumph. Her voice similarly haunts and soothes, with words that illuminate life's darker corners in order to reveal the unlikely truth and beauty hidden within. Originally hailing from Northern California, Wolfe's formative years were spent tinkering in her country musician father's home studio, however, she long lacked the confidence to share her work. Then, in 2009, an overseas excursion as part of a nomadic performance troupe ignited her passion for performing and initiated a renewed interest in writing and recording. After performing in cathedrals, basements and old nuclear plants to whoever would listen, she returned home with a new drive. She began toting around an 8-track and recording as the mood hit, eventually editing her findings into a breathtaking debut album, 2010's The Grime & the Glow. Marrying the gentle intimacy of folk, the atmospheric voodoo of death rock, and the bleak, sullen nihilism of black metal, Wolfe's sound effectively cast a genre all her own: a cavernous rumble, marked by stuttering drums, ethereal synths, and a wash of guitar, all very much in the service of one of the most hypnotic, celestial voices in modern music. Described as both healing and harrowing, enchanting and narcotic, the album established Wolfe as a force on the rise.


      LP Info: LP Reissue now on swirly vinyl.

      Matt 'MV' Valentine

      Midden Mound

        Massive, expansive new Matt ‘MV’ Valentine featuring a host of guest performers, including Erika Elder, J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr), Jeremy Earle (Woods/Woodsist), P.G. Six and Michael Flower.

        An 11-track combination of sprawling jams including the incredible Rudy Rucker inspired “Freeware” and beautiful songs across two 180g slabs of wax.

        A truly wondrous, sun-blinded, summer stoner record that throws its sandals in the duffel bag, lets the sand slip through its toes and tramps off in the direction of a mirage of a gigantic effigy of Ganesh.

        Housed in a stunning, super-heavyweight UV coated tip-on gatefold jackets w/ enormous poster insert. Absolute must-have. Do not miss! 


        2xLtd LP Info: Edition of 300 copies only.

        Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band

        Batlight Clearkid

          Batlight Clearkid 1970’s is an LP compilation of great Captain Beefheart live material recorded in the UK and in Europe. The tracks are taken from John Peels personal collection of live reel to reel tapes and this album was put together by John Peel in 2002 and passed across for release on the Dandelion label. The gatefold sleeve contains many previously unseen Captain Beefheart images. 


          LP Info: The initial pressing will be 1000 units in 180 gram yellow vinyl.

          Various Artists

          Ola Belle Reed And Southern Mountain Music On The Mason-Dixon Line

            Dust-to-Digital is excited to present the first in-depth look at the life of Ola Belle Reed, a groundbreaking artist who is one of the all-time greatest performers of authentic, old-time music. Ola Belle Reed’s 1960s recordings, some of the earliest she ever made and available here for the very first time, are counter-balanced by a disc of modern-day field recordings of her descendants and those within her Appalachian community that she inspired. This deluxe edition highlights Ola Belle’s deep repertoire – folk ballads, minstrel songs, country standards, and originals – and traces the impact her music made and is still making today.

            Long Distance Poison

            Human Program

              Next up on Deep Distance following quick fire sell outs of all it’s previous output this year comes the killer new full length from Brooklyn based Long Distance Poison. Following releases across esteemed US labels such as Foxy Digitalis, Ecstatic Peace and Steve Moore’s VCO, the band unleash “Human Program” -it’s debut full length for the UK- for Deep Distance in late July.

              Their sound has been described as offering up “deeply sonorous, dense buzzing drones and psycho-active electronic materials. Somewhere between Acre, Phil Niblock, Expo 70, 3 Leafs and Popol Vuh with an obvious synthedelic-neoshamanic musical purpose”; as well as possessing “god-like genius” by Julian Cope!

              "Long Distance Poison present an irresistible concoction of convergent psychedelic and analog electronic energies, everything from a love of nature, and Rothko-like visual aesthetics, to musical influences like Sky Records, John Carpenter soundtracks, minimalism, and a less-hyper Mother Mallard or post “Phaedra” Tangerine Dream. Also of note is the unusual male / female dynamic of the record, itself an unusual occurrence in modern electronic music.

              With modular synthesizer systems and both contemporary and vintage analogue keyboard synthesizers, LDP uses random and pseudo-random clocking, gating, triggering and frequency sequences “that create the appearance of static and unified 'songs' from a series of random, chance, intuitive events bound by various contexts.”

              A wonderful LP (recorded by Brendon Anderegg of Mountains) and released as a clear vinyl pressing of 300 late July, the set offers up a killer insight and introduction to this increasingly acclaimed band and is destined like output from both artist and label here to sell out rapid style. 


              Ltd LP Info: 300 only clear vinyl LP.

              Girls Names

              My Arms Around A Vision

                Northern Ireland’s Girls Names return this autumn with their third full-length album, Arms Around a Vision. 

                RIYL: The Horrors, These New Puritans, The Cure, Savages, Deerhunter, Toy, Ice Age, Fire Engines, Wire.

                “We look to Europe for inspiration. For romance. For the idea of a better life,” says the band’s frontman, Cathal Cully, when discussing the album. “For me, living in Belfast just makes you focus on your own art.”

                True, Girls Names formed in Belfast, but they’ve long considered themselves a European band. The distinction is important – their vision of Europe is one of weird, labyrinthian histories, blackest-ever-black coffee, and long drives to dismal places. Romantic notions for those of a certain disposition, but behind the thousand-yard stares they’ve always been a soft-hearted lot. As the title of Arms Around a Vision would suggest, they’re all set to let love in.

                The band initially came together as a relatively lean two-piece back in the summer of 2010, but over the course of a handful of EPs and three very different albums, they’ve grown in number and ambition. Their last album, The New Life, was an unexpected underground hit in early 2013, taking the band around the world and garnering much critical praise, culminating in nominations for both the Northern Irish and Irish Music Prizes. Emboldened by the reception to that record, in March they returned with an 11-minute single that was played in full on Radio 1 and, typically, does not feature on their new album. Girls Names like to do things a little differently.

                On Arms Around a Vision, they’re more widescreen than ever but also more direct and aggressive. The bass, drums and guitars are still there, but so are saxophones, organs, detuned broken guitars and pianos, and even sheets of metal assaulted with hammers. Conceptually, Arms Around a Vision acts as a love letter to European elegance – Italian futurism, Russian constructivism, Germany’s Zero Group and both Neubauten and Bowie’s Berlin.

                Love and pain, romance and fucking. It’s all in there somewhere. Grand claims, perhaps, but in an ever bleak world, why not skygaze? The album opens with ‘Reticence’, a song in two parts that’s half metallic knockout, half midnight swagger. It sounds unlike anything they’ve ever done before, and is a perfect primer for an album that treads a course between Eno-era Roxy sleaze, Birthday Party dissonance and M.E.S’ three R’s: repetition, repetition, repetition.

                As confident as it sounds, hardship has equally played a role in shaping Arms Around a Vision. “I'm not starving or anything, but I've practically been living hand to mouth since I was 22,” confirms Cully. “Most guitar music now is just a playground for the rich middle classes and it's really boring and elitist. We're elitist in our own way, in that we're on our own and you can't fuck with us when we’ve nothing to lose”. The near-6 minute ‘A Hunger Artist’ tackles that subject full on, addressing that age old adage of suffering for one’s art.

                While the songs aren’t narrative-driven as such – the band still generally favour abstraction and ambiguity – there is a consistent underlying message: “We've got nothing. We’ve never had anything. And we don't expect to. The only person I ever wanted to impress was myself. I've never got anywhere close to succeeding in doing that until this album. I'm proud of it. I think I can start saying I'm a musician now.”

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                Ltd LP Info: Limited edition Cream coloured vinyl.


                What The World Needs Now

                  ‘What The World Needs Now…’, is the 10th studio album from legends Public Image Ltd (PiL).

                  Released on CD, double vinyl and digital download, the 11-track album follows the huge critical success of 2012's 'This is PiL', the band's first album in 17 years. In winter 2014 PiL returned to Steve Winwood's Wincraft studio in the Cotswolds' to record the new album 'What The World Needs Now…’ Commenting on the album, John Lydon says, "Buy now while stocks last."

                  'What The World Needs Now…’, is self-funded by PiL and released on their own label 'PiL Official' via Cargo UK Distribution. The artwork for the album, partly inspired by Native American Hopi characters, was designed and painted by John Lydon. 


                  Double Trouble

                    ‘Double Trouble’ is the lead single and statement of intent from the 10th Public Image Ltd (PiL) studio album ‘What The World Needs Now…’.

                    Released on 10” vinyl ‘Double Trouble’ will be backed by 'Bettie Page' and also the additional non-album bonus track 'Turkey Tits’. Following on from the huge critical success of 2012's 'This is PiL', the band's first album in 17 years, PiL returned to Steve Winwood's Wincraft studio in the Cotswolds' to record the new album 'What The World Needs Now…’ released on September 4th 2015.

                    ‘Double Trouble’ is self-funded by PiL and released on their own label 'PiL Official'. The artwork for the single, partly inspired by Native American Hopi characters, was designed and handdrawn by John Lydon. 


                    Sun Coming Down

                      Ought returns with their second full-length album Sun Coming Down, following a break-out year for the Montréal quartet that saw its 2014 debut More Than Any Other Day make well-deserved waves, with a Best New Music nod from Pitchfork and appearances on countless year-end lists.

                      Having spent most of 2014 on the road vitalizing audiences with no-nonsense post-punk and the feverishly observational testifying of singer/guitarist Tim Darcy, Ought spent the first few months of 2015 writing, playing the occasional local gig, and eventually heading back to the studio to lay down a batch of fresh tunes. Sun Coming Down maintains the band's tight, twitchy and economical sound, with the unfussy, understated rhythm section of drummer Tim Keen and bassist Ben Stidworthy anchoring Tim Darcy's electric guitar and Matt May's fuzzed-out keys (sounding, as often as not, like a second guitar).

                      Ought pursue an artistically apposite austerity in committing these new songs to tape, referencing the arid and unvarnished production of no-wave and early indie rock while balancing carved-out angularity against an evolving comfort with textural coalescences and measured pacing. It makes for an album that's consistently, insistently propulsive but also feels unhurried and pleasantly unhyped. Songs like “Beautiful Blue Sky” (already a fan favorite from live shows) and “Never Better” unfold with gradual and deliberate ebb and flow, where scratchy guitars play like dappled shards of light on gently roiling waves of bass and organ; "The Combo" and "Celebration" keep things crisp and concise.

                      Darcy's voice and lyrics continue to distinguish and define the personality of the band: his blend of ironic detachment, declarative insistence, fragmentary stammering poetics, and the occasional direct aside to the listener, finds various ways to weave within or drive through the mixes. Sun Coming Down confirms the distinctive vitality and purposive naturalism of this band; Ought resists facile primitivism and overhyped dynamics in equal measure, keeping things hermetic but never airless, ascetic but never dispassionate, literate but never prolix. 

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      LP Info: 180 gram LP includes art print poster.

            , the newest label from Christian Gerlach, will release it’s debut EP as a special edition this July featuring an original mix from UK’s Edit-Select and spotlights remixes from two hypnotic troopers, Claudio PRC and Mike Parker. Lanthan, literally, is a rare earth metal in addition to something hidden or evasive in terms of Greek mythology. By combining music with both architecture and photography the goal is to not lose sight of all three art forms. Born out of the desire to deliver a diverse package, the label will feature innovative, indestructible, and powerful remixes from some of his most respected producers.

                      Nearly 6 years in the making, this new 12" marks the return of echospace's critically acclaimed Intrusion project. The first incarnation of "A Gentle Embrace" came in the form of three extended reshapes from cv313 & variant and now we're proud to offer the original work on beautiful crystal clear 160 gram wax. This new release was engineered and mixed down from 1/4" analog tape and mastered by bazza (Abbey Road Studios, Thom Yorke/Radiohead) at Alchemy, London. We'll let the music do the rest of the talking, from our heart to yours...

                      AUS Music press on with what’s been a stellar year so far and continue to maintain the quality and diversity of their output. Next in line is a dub-tinged collection of foggy Deep House and Techno from Berlin based Youandewan backed up by Ilian Tape boss Dario Zenker on remix duties. Whilst remaining modest and with a seemingly ineffable degree of ease, Youandewan has consistently bolstered his sound in his ascent. Typified by his latest ‘Spiral Arms’ EP on AUS - it is a sound that has taken on new facets and plunged to new depths since a move to Berlin and his latest ‘Verloren’ EP marks a further step down a colder and harder path. The title track kicks things off with a rubbery thud sat beneath a rich sandy shuffle and a buoyant analogue stab. Reverberated vocals swell through the breakdown ahead of the return of a stripped but purposeful sub pattern. Dario Zenker then does what he does in upping the pace and driving nails, clap-heavy drum patterns through a tough and uncompromising remix. 253 (Decent Mix) then melds a flexing bass pattern with neatly plotted clicks and playful drum fills before glassy pads swell into focus. Stripped and steady in its development, tension in the track never quite spills over whilst an arresting warm up tone is deftly dialed. #1 then drives a full-bodied throb under chilly synth tones and dramatic drum flashes that cap off another fine addition to Youandewan’s ever-evolving catalogue and another rich and varied package on AUS.

                      Lianne La Havas


                        ‘Unstoppable’ is the first single from Lianne La Havas’ forthcoming album ‘Blood’. Produced by Adele / FKA twigs collaborator Paul Epworth and founded upon an instrumental recording by Ninja Tunes trio The Invisible 'Unstoppable’ is a song that Lianne wrote to help to repair a relationship that she had ended. A sublime neo-soul number, this will take you back to the era of Jill Scott or Erykah Badu in their pomp. If you caught La Havas on the BBC Glastonbury coverage (and if you didn't, you should!), you'll know what a wonderfully uplifting song it is. The 7” exclusively features the French Kiwi Juice (FKJ) remix, which will be unavailable for release on any other format.


                        Atheist's Cornea

                          Atheist's Cornea is the 6th studio album from Japanese hardcore band, Envy. At 43 minutes long this album shows Envy at their most progressive. One of the loudest bands in the world, Envy have influenced artists such as Thursday,Deafheaven, MONO, Touché Amoré and Mogwai who have signed them to their Rock Action label for UK & Europe.

                          Various Artists

                          Folksongs Of Another America: Field Recordings From The Upper Midwest, 1937-46

                            Folksongs from the Upper Midwest: a compilation of field recordings made in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin between 1937-1946.

                            Armed with bulky microphones, blank disks, spare needles, and cumbersome disk-cutting machines, several folklorists had the foresight to document and preserve a significant but overlooked part of the nation’s musical heritage, made by immigrant, Native American, rural and working-class performers. Almost all of these dance tunes, ballads, lyric songs, hymns, laments, versified taunts, political anthems, street cries, and recitations are being issued for the very first time.

                            This 5-CD set is filled with African-American, Austrian, Belgian, Cornish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French Canadian, German, Ho-Chunk, Icelandic, Lithuanian, Irish, Italian, Luxemburger, Norwegian, Ojibwe, Oneida, Polish, Scots Gaelic, Serbian, Swedish, Swiss, and Welsh performers.

                            Bonus DVD includes the new documentary film The Most Fertile Source: Alan Lomax Goes North with never-before-seen footage shot in Michigan in 1938. The accompanying book includes extensive liner notes, lyric transcriptions and translations by James P. Leary, co-founder of the Center for the Study
of Upper Midwestern Cultures at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. 

                            Noonday Underground

                            Body Parts For Modern Art

                              The ultimate in untarnished retro-futuristic Mod sound! Noonday Underground is the pet project of producer/composer Simon Dine. Known in recent years for his work with Paul Weller, Dexys and Jimi Goodwin he has been releasing his own playful, wildly eclectic cut and paste 1960s style compositions for over 15 years. With 'Body Parts For Modern Art' you join Dine on a mega rummage through the boxes of master tapes in his Manchester studio and come up with a plethora of mind bending sonic nuggets. Lovingly edited and mastered, the songs are divided into three camps; Part 1 features previously unreleased songs with vocals by the awesome Daisy Martey.

                              Her voice on this album is a blend of Julie Driscoll & Grace Slick with a touch of Shirley Bassey evident when she lets rip on the searing 'Faster Than The Fastest Thing'. Part 2 has a selection of largely instrumental-based recordings. Some alternative versions of popular Noonday Underground songs (an early take of what became the popular single 'London') and lots of previously unreleased tunes presented here for the first time. Part 3 is a collection of instrumentals re-visiting the sounds Dine used on the legendary debut "Blue" album by Adventures in Stereo - a big favourite of the late, great John Peel. Initially collected in East Germany these elements have been mixed up, embellished and shaped into new compositions. They will be like funky reminders of long-forgotten friends. 

                              Haiku Salut

                              Etch And Etch Deep

                                Second album by acclaimed Derbyshire trio who make gorgeous instrumental music that’s part folk, part electronica, and part classical. Their 2013 debut album received four star reviews in Mojo, Uncut, The Guardian, Drowned In Sound, and many more, and songs from the record were played on BBC 6 Music by Jarvis Cocker, Tom Ravenscoft and Gideon Coe. “Haiku Salut are a singular musical force,” said Mojo. “If Sigur Ros shared a cottage in Dovedale, they might just sound as magical as this,” said Uncut.

                                The first single from “Etch And Etch Deep” was premiered in May 2015 by The Line Of Best Fit, who called it “uniquely stunning. This tune merges worlds and genres with callous disregard for adhering to the norm. We see techno and minimalist beats coalesce with trad folk melodies; pastoral pop pirouette with carnival-noir accordions, tinkling glocks and ambient synths. It's vivid instrumental post-folk that isn't afraid to tear up the rulebook and begin fresh.” The rest of the album furthers this theme, melting the folk, classical and electronic influences that illuminated their debut to create a sound that's both inventive and inquisitive, at times more boldly pop, at others startlingly impressionistic. For fans of Sigur Ros, Aphex Twin, Beirut, Yann Tiersen, and múm. 

                                Snoop Dogg

                                Bush - Blue Vinyl Edition

                                  Finally available, is the LP Vinyl format of SNOOP DOGG's new album "Bush", via RCA Records. The 10 track LP is produced by Pharrell Williams and features the hit single "Peaches & Cream", plus collaborations with Stevie Wonder, Bootsy Collins & Charlie Wilson, alongside Pharrell Williams. Recent 'R1 Big Weekend' performance, plus Graham Norton TV show. (CD was released 11th May).

                                  Anthony Johnson / Jah Thomas / Barrington Levy / Rod Taylor

                                  Africa / Stereograph Style / Wicked Intention / Promised Land

                                    Following up from the release of 18 full length discomixes on the Strong Like Sampson double CD compilation, Hot Milk are frothing up and going full steam ahead and delivering these tunes on the medium they were designed for, a series of 12” singles!!

                                    A four way tag team, the battle of the Sampson Four. Round One - Anthony Johnson bakes the bread and Jah Thomas butters the toast. It’s that young Barrington Levy again on the reverse and Rod Taylor slows it down for Round Two with the dreadest piece of the lot. Value for money??? There’s over 20 minutes worth of music on this baby!

                                    All songs produced by Linval Thompson and released with the blessing of the man himself.

                                    Linval Thompson / Sammy Dread & Papa Tullo

                                    Mr Big Shot / Mr Collie Man / Morning Love

                                      Following up from the release of 18 full length discomixes on the Strong Like Sampson double CD compilation, Hot Milk are frothing up and going full steam ahead and delivering these tunes on the medium they were designed for, a series of 12" singles!!

                                      It's a Linval one-two combo with Mr Big Shot on the A side, a thundering lightning bolt of tuneage with a bowel troubling bass line and Mr Collie Man leading the flip with some cap doffing to a herbal vendor.

                                      Morning Love sees Sammy Dread and Papa Tullo deliver the final knockout blow, Biff! Thwack! Bocko! The most pounding love song, the hearts a thumping.

                                      All songs produced by Linval Thompson and released with the blessing of the man himself.

                                      Barry Brown / Barrington Levy / Papa Tullo

                                      Natty Dread Nah Run / She Rob And Gone / Cat Call Francella

                                        Following up from the release of 18 full length discomixes on the Strong Like Sampson double CD compilation, Hot Milk are frothing up and going full steam ahead and delivering these tunes on the medium they were designed for, a series of 12” singles!!

                                        The cream rises to the top with Barry Brown’s much in demand “Natty Dread Nah Run” on the A-side, a steppers delight with heavy duty echo unit workout pushing the limits of the desk. Supported on the B by a very young Barrington Levy in fine sweet voice and Papa Tullo mopping up the suds with a DJ version riding the same riddim.

                                        All songs produced by Linval Thompson and released with the blessing of the man himself.

                                        Various Artists

                                        Don Letts - Dread Meets Punk Rockers Downtown

                                          Compiled and annotated by DJ, recording artist and film director, Don Letts, ‘Dread Meets Punk Rockers Uptown Volume 2’, finally provides a long awaited follow-up to the widely acclaimed first volume, issued some 14 years ago. The 2CD set comprises many of the tracks Don spun at the UK’s first punk club, the Roxy, which were instrumental in turning a whole generation of punks onto reggae back in the late seventies. The set features notes and images in the booklet included, courtesy of the Don himself.

                                          Various Artists

                                          The Capitol Northern Soul 45s

                                            The Capitol set, compiled by another Northern Soul expert, Richard Searling, comes from the celebrated label and its spinoffs Tower and Uptown. The collection of ultra-rare sides covers the recording era of 1965-69 and includes the first vinyl issue anywhere in the world for Alexander Patton’s ‘(True Love Is) In The Heart’, and first-ever UK seven-inch pressings of (later Apple recording artist) Doris Troy’s ‘Face Up To The Truth’ and Jay D Martin’s ‘By Yourself’. The Outsiders’ ‘Lonely Man’ is also released here legally for the very first time, and there’s the vinyl debut of the Magnificent Men’s Wigan Casino favourite ‘Keep on Climbin.’’

                                            Other featured artists in the Capitol release include The Girl’s Got ‘It’ by another later Apple signing and Beatles favourite, Billy Preston. There are further contributions by Patrice Holloway, Bobby Paris and Gloria Jones, later Marc Bolan’s partner, who recorded the original Northern Soul standard ‘Tainted Love,’ and is represented here by ‘Come Go With Me.’ The accompanying booklet will also include many rare photographs and a download card.

                                            Ambient Jazz Ensemble

                                            Suite Shop

                                              Eumir Deodato (arranger of Kool & the Gang "Good Times" and Roberta Flack "Killing me Softly") loves Suite Shop. Mojo Magazine compared Suite Shop to Air “Moon Safari”. Ambient Jazz Ensemble is studio project of film and tv music composer Colin Baldry. Colin has been writing music for picture for over 20 years, his work being on most tv channels around the world. He recently composed source music to sit around Clint Mansell's score of Filth starring James McAvoy and written by Irvine Welsh.

                                              Ambient Jazz Ensemble’s Electronic Chill Out sound is inspired by a mix of Brian Eno and Gil Evans with a touch of Bonobo and Cinematic Orchestra with Neil Cowley on keyboards. From the offset “Eyes Wide Open” takes us on a glorious orchestral, slightly jazzy direction. The horns, brass, strings and synths play off each other to create beautiful soundscapes. “The Journey”, showing the funkier side of Suite Shop, flirts with chorale music at its peak. The aptly titled “Quiet Hero” does exactly what it says on the tin: gorgeous tranquility in a Massive Attack “Teardrop” kind of way which then builds in booth mood and intensity climaxing in electronic orchestral heaven, definitely one for festivals, sunsets and rises, epic moments personified. And then we confidently exit the Suite Shop “Never In Doubt” and roll the credits. Writer, Colin Baldry, is not short of Genius!

                                              Suite Shop features Adele's pianist Neil Cowley playing keys on all 10 tracks alongside strings and a brass section featuring Finn Peters who’s played with Bill Frisell, Sam Rivers and DJ Spinna and Dominic Glover on trumpet. His credits include Groove Armada, Orbital, Jocelyn Brown, Paul Weller and many more.


                                              The Mouse And The Mask

                                                For the first time in a decade Lex are reissuing a limited quantity of DANGERDOOM - 'The Mouse and the Mask'.

                                                Lex has a history of lavish packaging but this remains one of the lushest sleeves in the catalogue. Design by EHQuestionmark, the outer sleeve is made from thick translucent textured plastic with DOOM's mask printed on cover, and mouse ears on each side of the mask forming a pattern that looks like a Rorschach test. The inner sleeves, visible through the outer at first glance pattern based on an Ishihara test, but inside the circles in the pattern are tiny icons depicting a different disasters - climate change, acid rain, holy war, nuclear leaks.

                                                The much talked about Danger Mouse and MFDOOM full length collaboration finally arrives! On "The Mouse And The Mask" Dangermouse builds the beats while DOOM raps, while there's guest spots from hip hop superstars Ghostface, Cee Lo and Talib Kweli. Having already produced the Gorillaz "Demon Days" LP, "The Grey Album" (his infamous Jay-Z / Beatles mash-up) and "Ghetto Pop Life" (his hugely acclaimed debut LP with Jemini), DM now teams up with MFD, also well known for just the odd one or two brilliant solo releases ("Operation Doomsday" and "MM Food"), his work with Madlib as Madvillain, and under disguises King Geedorah and Viktor Vaughn. So, with a pedigree like that, can this duo's debut live up to expectations? You betcha!! Along with the likes of Madlib, Common, Kanye West, Outkast etc, these cats are just so far ahead of the game it's untrue!

                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                2xLP Info: Limited edition deluxe LP comes with printed outer PVC sleeve.

                                                Ltd CD Info: Limited edition deluxe CD comes fold out digi-pack with printed outer PVC sleeve.

                                                Various Artists

                                                King Jammy - Roots Reality And Sleng Teng

                                                  Here at last is the definitive collection of classic hits from the incomparable Lloyd “King Jammy” James. One of Jamaica’s most prolific producers, Jammy has scored many genre defining hits and this collection presents them in fine style. It chronicles Jammy’s productions through the various styles and eras of reggae including his ground breaking hit “Under Me Sleng Teng”. King Jammy is a living legend in reggae and 2015 will mark a return to the road for the producer and dub master with a live sound system tour featuring Greensleeves artist Alborosie slated for spring/summer. Tour advertising and a multi-album viral campaign will support the launch of the album and maximize visibility for Jammy throughout the year. Bonus DVD is a 2006 documentary titled “King At The Controls” produced by Johnny Wonder and Olivier Chastan, which includes bonus in depth interview with King Jammy and vintage live footage. Also available as a 9 track LP.


                                                  Hunch Music

                                                    Hunee presents his debut album "Hunch Music” , a striking assembly of the artist's versatile inspirations and productional talent.It is a rich musical journey that latches onto you and doesn't let go easily.

                                                    Hun Choi, better known as Hunee, is a Korean Berliner who moved to Amsterdam over a year ago. In Berlin he used to work in a record store where he could extend his unquenchable enthusiasm for music. The connection with Rush Hour was a natural continuation of his musical path.

                                                    Firstly the DJ emerged, secondly the producer. As a DJ, Hunee manifested himself as a fine connoisseur of classic and contemporary music. Always smiling, he is determined to share every fine record he finds with the world. Over the past few years, Hunee the producer has put out some highly acclaimed EPs, but only a handful. The producer went quiet for a moment, but “Hunch Music” proves Hunee’s unstoppable character.

                                                    “Hunch Music” is rather special: it is a cinematic journey from the beginning to the end, with scenes we haven’t encountered before. It starts with “Woods” as the perfect introduction - a moody, mystic night haze that quickly changes into a warm and soothing whole. Following with “Crossroads”, the mystery transcends into something that moves us to the dance floor, and we're not sure whether we want to keep moving or we just want to listen. “Hunch Music” has a nocturnal aura, an organic groove, and moments of glorious acid. It takes us up and throws us down, gently, while subjecting us to many cinematic and musical elements.

                                                    For an artist who is also an avid vinyl collector, it might be difficult to ensure that his numerous inspirations do not distract from his artistic signature. Hunee’s production work is as colorful as his character, displaying a broad spectrum of his inspirations that manifest themselves in a surprising and seductive artistic entity. 


                                                    Dream Warriors (Theme From A Nightmare On Elm Street 3)

                                                      Theme song from Wes Craven's 1987 Classic 'Nightmare On Elm Street 3 : The Dream Warriors' composed & performed by Dokken.

                                                      Featuring the iconic anthem 'Dream Warriors' and as a B-side 'Into the Fire' that served as the opening song for the movie.

                                                      Available as a Limited Edition Colour Vinyl 7" EP with original poster artwork from Noes III.

                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                      Ltd 7" Info: Limited to 125 copies.


                                                      Running With The Wolves

                                                        Running With The Wolves EP features six mesmerising tracks from Aurora, released on 10” vinyl. Icy, electronic beats are juxtaposed with Aurora’s soaring, captivating vocal delivery which fully confirm that the hype already behind her is completely justified. Praise has come from across the board so far with The Line of Best Fit stating that she ‘writes with the maturity of someone twice her age’ and NME that Aurora’s brand of ‘atmospheric pop certainly has the strength to back up the hype’.

                                                        The creative process has been evolving for Aurora since the tender age of thirteen; Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Tolkien, Enya and all things fantastical have and continue to shape and inform her compositions. Mix in a love of the natural world and the resulting tracks simmer with a unique rendering of dramatic imagery, mood and emotion.

                                                        Various Artists

                                                        Chess Northern Soul Box Set

                                                          One of Chess Records’ greatest gifts to the world was releasing some of the most brilliantly recorded 7” singles ever committed to wax. Now, as Chess turns 65 years old, Northern Soul oracle Ady Croasdell has opened the label’s vaults to bring together an outstanding collection of hugely collectable vinyl movers & stompers that left their dancefloor imprint on Britain’s choicest Northern Soul clubs. The treasures featured within the set are full of pure, undiluted soul joy, real goose-bump stuff. From The Valentinos (featuring Bobby Womack) mod fave ‘Sweeter Than The Day Before’ to Etta James ‘Can’t Shake It’, Doug Banks ‘I Just Kept On Dancing’ to Mitty Collier’s ‘My Party’, Tony Clarke’s dancefloor bomb ‘Landslide’ to the magnificent Terry Callier with ‘Look At Me Now’, the goodness just flows and flows.

                                                          The release comes in a stylish replica UK Chess livery (black/silver and black/gold in a black and yellow label sleeve) presentation box with an 8-page leaflet featuring detailed notes by Ady Croasdell and includes a download card.

                                                          Clean Cut Kid

                                                          Vitamin C

                                                            "Vitamin C" is a perfect introduction to this four-piece from Liverpool. It’s a three-minute slice of jubilant art-pop, armed with a triumphant chorus and a gliding, undeniable groove.

                                                            Clean Cut Kid are Mike Halls, Evelyn Halls, Saul Godman and Ross Higginson. “Soulful pop ballads, washed in Mersey water” is how Mike describes the band’s sound.

                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                            Ltd 7" Info: Limited edition orange scented 7"!

                                                            The Verve

                                                            Urban Hymns - Vinyl Edition

                                                              Due to friction between vocalist Richard Ashcroft and guitarist Nick McCabe, the Verve nearly split up after the release of their second long player 'A Northern Soul'. Two years later however, with rifts patched up, the band released the album that would define their careers. 

                                                              Much of the record consists of songs Ashcroft had intended for a solo project or a new group, yet 'Urban Hymns' unmistakably sounds like the work of a full band, with its sweeping, grandiose soundscapes and sense of purpose. the Verve have toned down their trancy, psychedelic excursions, yet haven't abandoned them - if anything, they sound more muscular than before, whether it's the trippy "Catching the Butterfly" or the pounding "Come On." These powerful, guitar-drenched rockers provide the context for Ashcroft's affecting, string-laden ballads, which give 'Urban Hymns' its hurt. The majestic "Bitter Sweet Symphony" and the heartbreaking, country-tinged "The Drugs Don't Work" are an astonishing pair, two anthemic ballads that make the personal universal, thereby sounding like instant classics.


                                                              Notget - Lotic Keptsafe Version

                                                                As Björk continues to make waves in the electronic scene One Little Indian present exclusive remixes by boundary-pushing artists and DJs personally selected by the Icelandic artist.

                                                                The ‘Vulnicura’ remix project will be released for collectors only as a series of singlesided etched translucent 12” records, each with their own unique etching and die-cut ‘Vulnicura’ wound sleeves, designed by M/M (Paris).

                                                                Björk ‘Notget (Lotic Keptsafe Version)’:

                                                                “Lotic is the one of the first musicians Alejandro introduced me to in Autumn 2013 with piles of enthusiasm: I got immediately obsessed enjoying how always total nature he was!! The most clublike flamboyant anthems of his always seem like shrieks of beasts, dark insects and pagan birds displaying their feathers in a territorial way: a colourful celebration!! The reason why I asked him to do ‘Notget’ was there are certain suspension-like elastic gravitydefying beat structures that him and Alejandro share (each in their total idiosyncratic way though) that Notget has and I had a gut feeling he would take further. Which he did.” - Björk

                                                                “When Björk sent over the original track to review late last year, I couldn't believe how well she had intuited that ‘Notget’ was the perfect selection for me. Perhaps it was a bit of coincidence, but I was very much still tending to the scars left from my previous relationship while at the same time nurturing my current one. ‘Notget’ is both the mourning and the eulogy; I knew this meant remixing the song would be difficult, both technically and emotionally. In the end, I felt I had to attempt to amplify both the desperation the song expresses as well as the inspired, reminiscent joy.” – Lotic


                                                                Lionsong - Kareokjeijd Version By Mica Levi

                                                                  As Björk continues to make waves in the electronic scene One Little Indian present exclusive remixes by boundary-pushing artists and DJs personally selected by the Icelandic artist.

                                                                  The ‘Vulnicura’ remix project will be released for collectors only as a series of singlesided etched translucent 12” records, each with their own unique etching and die-cut ‘Vulnicura’ wound sleeves, designed by M/M (Paris).

                                                                  Björk ‘Lionsong (Kareokjeijd Version By Mica Levi)’:

                                                                  “Mica is someone I have been following growing since 2008, like a proud aunt, I might even have been at her first concert? Sooo exciting to witness her grow into a full on composer and carry the weight of such things as ‘Under The Skin’... And I still adore her upbeat stuff with Tirzah too !!!” - Björk

                                                                  “I did a karaoke version more than a remix, because I love her string arrangements and thought it would be an opportunity to draw attention to them. I hope Björk isn’t offended that I took her voice out, [but] you can hear it in your head - or sing along.” - Mica Levi


                                                                  History Of Touches - Kramphaft Remix

                                                                    As Björk continues to make waves in the electronic scene One Little Indian present exclusive remixes by boundary-pushing artists and DJs personally selected by the Icelandic artist.

                                                                    The ‘Vulnicura’ remix project will be released for collectors only as a series of singlesided etched translucent 12” records, each with their own unique etching and die-cut ‘Vulnicura’ wound sleeves, designed by M/M (Paris).

                                                                    Björk ‘History Of Touches (Kramphaft Remix)’:
                                                                    “Krampfhaft is someone I have been listening to for few years adoring his hyperbeauty, orchid techno I nickname it in the vein of plaid and others: brave enough to take joy on in the often rather apocalyptic environment of electronic music” - Björk

                                                                    “I was very honoured to be part of this, although it was a pretty daunting task to rework a song with such an intimate topic! As the original is very stripped down, all I could think of doing was adding in [even more] tension and drama. So I layered the whole track on to a bed of heavily compressed cloth movement and gradually built up the tension from there.” - Kramphaft

                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                    Rastafari - The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83

                                                                      Soul Jazz Records' new album Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 charts the many links between reggae music and the Rastafarian faith.

                                                                      Featuring the music of Count Ossie, Johnny Clarke, The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, Ras Michael and The Sons of Negus, Bongo Herman, Roy Ashanti (Congos), Earth & Stone, Mutabaruka and many more, this is an in-depth look at some of the most unique and righteous music ever made and comes complete with a 40+ page outsize booklet, containing exclusive photography and extensive historical and contextual sleevenotes.

                                                                      At the source of the music of Rastafari is the figurehead master drummer and leader Count Ossie, who first brought the deeply spiritual nyabinghi and burro rhythms, heard and played at sacred Rastafarian grounation (reasoning) sessions, into popular Jamaican music through his many collaborations and performances with artists - from The Skatalites to The Folks Brothers - and producers, including Clement Dodd, Prince Buster and Harry Mudie.

                                                                      At the start of the 1970s Count Ossie formed the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari with saxophonist Cedric Brooks, which immediately became the most significant group of the Rastafari faith, bringing together authentic rasta nyabinghi drumming together with spiritual and avant-garde jazz influences of Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders and Albert Ayler into a truly unique and groundbreaking sound.

                                                                      From the earliest proto-rasta beginnings on vinyl, Lord Lebby's 1955 mento recording 'Etheopia', through to the raw, afro-jazz roots sounds of Count Ossie to the deep and heavy roots reggae of the 1970s (Johnny Clarke, Earth & Sound, Roy Ashanti of the Congos and others), this album covers nearly 30 years of revolutionary music.

                                                                      This album comes in three separate formats: Deluxe CD with slipcase and 40-page outsize booklet or deluxe limited-edition heavyweight gatefold-vinyl edition + free download code (with full sleeve notes etc.).

                                                                      Kerri Chandler

                                                                      Raw Grooves

                                                                      The brilliant initial outing from Kerri Chandler on Large Music gets a re-issue and sounds just as fresh and influential as it did in 1995. Darker and more minimal than Kerri's output at the time on labels such as King Street and Freetown, this four track EP set the tone and sound of Large for most of the late 1990s. All four tracks feature the trademark Chandler bassline, jazzed-out trippy chords, and chopped up vocals. "One" ploughs a stripped back furrow thanks to a pounding kick, fluttering keys and little else, while the soulful groove of "Two" showcases everything brilliant about house music. Jump to the flip and feel the full force of "Three", a serious peaktime cut with a killer jazz bassline, before "Four" drops into groove heavy ballroom house territory. All four tracks are primed for dancefloor destruction so don't sleep on this.

                                                                      Just about a month since he blew the lid off Detroit's Movement Festival, techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson returns to his infamous E-Dancer alias after an extended hiatus for "Foundation". Revived and repurposed, E-Dancer still maintains Kevin's essence of the original intent which was to be pure underground energy - but with an unmistakably contemporary slant. Awash with robust kick drums and cosmic synth lines which still nod to his rich musical heritage, "Foundation" showcases everything Kevin's position as a techno originator encapsulates - innovation, legitimacy and timeless staying power

                                                                      Tasty Treats, another side project of the multi-talented Ronald Burrell dropped this 4 track EP way back in 1993 on the cult Citi label out of NYC.

                                                                      As expected the tracks contained within have all the facets of that magical "Burrell sound"; healthy doses of Soul, sleaze, deepness, late night atmosphere and that solid, no nonsense NY/NJ House attitude, for the heads, the dancers, the all nighters and the freaks! This is pure Shelter / Garage joy!

                                                                      The Burrell brothers back catalog is just ridiculous in terms of releases, styles and quality control and this EP sits comfortably up there with some of their classics. An all round solid EP for all true House music lovers regardless of area code or geography!

                                                                      100% legit re-issue, re-mastered and brought back for the summer 2015 flex - Don't snooze!

                                                                      Just in time for summer! Some serious heat from the darkest corners of the TK Disco vaults, dug up, re-mastered and brought back to life for your listening and dancing pleasure!

                                                                      To say Trama's sole LP is a rarity is an understatement! Released on TK offshoot CAT Records in 1977 it's swaggering street-funk attitude, tight ass rhythm section, blistering arrangements and stellar vocal performances from a young Donna Allen has left beat digging, soul, boogie and disco freaks hot under the collar for over three decades!

                                                                      Often selling online for tidy sums (£250 +) this LP is a true gem, now is your chance to own a 100% legit, TK Disco sanctioned, vinyl copy of this killer soul LP. Reissued just the way it originally came out in 1977, no tricks. Essential!

                                                                      Protomartyr / R.Ring

                                                                      A Half Of Seven

                                                                        Protomartyr returns with a brand new track recorded at Candyland in Cincinnati with Mike Montgomery (R. Ring) in late 2014. “Blues Festival” is a relentless, propulsive, and occasionally pissed off tirade about band life bummers that weighs fact against philosophy.

                                                                        What is hell? What should you not do? Tune in as singer Joe Casey barks through a few of these universal truths. “Blues Festival” also features guest vocals by Kelley Deal (The Breeders, R. Ring).

                                                                        The duo of R. Ring contributes a b-side track – also recorded at Candyland – titled “Loud Underneath”. Both tracks are available as a limited 7” pressing.
                                                                        Following a triumphant 2014, “Blues Festival” is the first new material from Protomartyr following their critically acclaimed LP, Under Color of Official Right.

                                                                        La Luz

                                                                        Weirdo Shrine

                                                                          Seattle "surf noir" band La Luz returns with the anticipated follow-up to their breakout 2013 debut album It's Alive. Recorded in a makeshift surf shop studio with producer Ty Segall, Weirdo Shrine is a noisier, more energized effort.

                                                                          For most, a brush with death would be cause for retreat, reflection, and reluctance, but Seattle band La Luz found something different in it: resilience. Having survived a high-speed highway collision shortly after releasing their 2013 debut LP It’s Alive, La Luz, despite lasting trauma, returned to touring with a frequency and tirelessness that put their peers to shame. When it came time to record Weirdo Shrine, the goal was to capture the band’s restless live energy and commit it to tape.

                                                                          In early 2015, Cleveland and Co. adjourned to a surf shop in San Dimas, California where, with the help of producer/engineer Ty Segall, they realized this vision. Tracking most of the album live in shared quarters, La Luz chose to leave in any happy accidents and spur-of-the-moment flourishes that occurred while recording. The resulting album is a natural evolution of the band’s self-styled “surf noir” sound—a rawer, turbo-charged sequel that charts themes of loneliness, infatuation, obsession and death across eleven tracks, from the opening credits siren song of “Sleep Till They Die” to the widescreen, receding-skyline send-off of “Oranges” and its bittersweet epilogue, “True Love Knows.”

                                                                          Al Lover

                                                                          Cave Ritual Redux

                                                                            For those who aren’t already familiar with the workings of Al Lover then allow Stolen Body Records to introduce you to this exceptional, experimental producer from San Francisco – who has been gaining much notoriety for his melding of contemporary past garage and psychedelic rock into harsh yet spacey abrasive beats. Influenced as much by The 13th Floor Elevators as DJ Shadow, Al Combines crunchy drums, shaky percussion, chopped samples and layers of textured effects to create an unexplored path for psychedelic music, offering an earthy and loose approach that sounds more like you’re listening to a DMT fueled psych band than a beat made on an MPC.

                                                                            Cave Ritual Redux exhibits Al Lover re-inventing his already unique style by adding a new dimension to his previous album Cave Ritual released at the end of last year. With this offering, Al Lover takes older ideas and reinvigorates them with new textures, layers, imagination and creates a new body of mind altering work.

                                                                            Vibracathedral Orchestra

                                                                            Rec Blast Motorbike

                                                                              The mighty “classic” lineup of the Vibracathedral Orchestra returns with their first new music in many years. Here the quintet of Michael Flower, Neil Campbell, Bridget Hayden, Adam Davenport and Julian Bradley (joined by raconteur John Godbert) feature in a set of upbeat tracks that put the group’s radical instrumental strategies into a package of full-on rock action. Recorded live using a binaural head system, the sound is nicely ragged in a you-are-there way, with scouring guitars and bleeping electronics riding atop the band’s signature grooves. As with some of the band’s other records, there’s more than a hint of the early Velvet Underground spirit in these ten tracks. If you wish that Cale and Reed would have been more of an instrumental band, here it is.

                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                              Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music: Volume Four

                                                                                Harry Smith was a true polymath-avant-garde filmmaker, alchemist, occultist, folklorist, painter, magician, archivist and expert on string figures, paper airplanes, and Ukrainian painted eggs - but is perhaps best known for his pioneering three volume "Anthology of American Folk Music", originally released in 1952 and reissued to great acclaim in 1997 by Smithsonian/Folkways. Compiled by Harry Smith contemporaneously with the first three volumes, "Volume 4" of Harry's historic Anthology went unissued for almost 50 years, until now. In conjunction with the Harry Smith Archives, Revenant presents Smith's 'secret volume' in its intended song sequence, including tracks by the Monroe Bros., Carter Family, Robert Johnson, Bukka White, Lead Belly, Uncle Dave Macon and Sleepy John Estes. Featuring the first in-depth narrative on Smith and his work, with essays by Harry's friend Ed Sanders (the Fugs), John Cohen (New Lost City Ramblers), John Fahey, Dick Spottswood and Greil Marcus, and previously unpublished photos, including a teenage Harry Smith engineering some of his earliest field recordings.

                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                2xCD Info: Re-issue at new bargain price. Two CDs housed in a 96 page hardbound book.

                                                                                Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm


                                                                                  Originally released as a strictly limited 10-inch vinyl record exclusive on Record Store Day 2012, this long sold-out must-have for fans of these two artists will finally be re-issued – this time in 12-inch format!

                                                                                  Erased Tapes label mates Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm recorded and mixed their first collaborative record between Reyjkjavík and Berlin as a surprise release for label founder Robert Raths.

                                                                                  The ambient/electronic work ‘Stare’ is a true family effort with long-time collaborator Anne Müller joining in on cello and all graphics created by close label-friend and designer Torsten Posselt of FELD Studios.

                                                                                  Words by Nils Frahm:

                                                                                  “I heard ‘Eulogy For Evolution’ for the first time six years ago and I was totally captivated. Impossible to know back then that I was supposed to meet Ólafur many years later as my label mate. Later when he took me along a tour of his we also noted that we kind of like hanging out together, doing important things like cover versions of long forgotten songs or eating veggie pizza. Also he would join my live set for a jam and I would return the favour by playing along with his set.

                                                                                  All in all, I fell for Óli and after one memorable jam session we had in Berlin at Roter Salon in 2011, he finally proposed the idea to visit me in my studio in Berlin to work on 'some music'. I was happy and delighted about that idea, so we got together in April 2011 and after having a big pizza, I plugged in some old analogue synths and we played for four days until late in the night. Also queen Anne Müller stopped by after a show with Agnes Obel to record some cello at 5 am in the morning for ‘b1’. Making music together with people is lovely!

                                                                                  The time I spent with Óli in Berlin made me very happy and the music wasn't like anything I have heard before. It was all very reduced and minimal and I felt like I couldn't have done this alone. So we decided to do another 4-day jam at Óli´s E7 studio in Reykjavik. So I flew there in the end of October 2011 to repeat the trick and record some out of this world ambient music. It didn't take us too long to write ‘a1’ and ‘a2’. I can’t wait for the follow up!”

                                                                                  Mondo Drag

                                                                                  Mondo Drag

                                                                                    The creatures known as Mondo Drag originally hailed from deep along the banks of the wild Mississippi River where they created ominous, spiritual, savage psychedelic revival sounds. Under the spiritual guidance of the forefathers of heavy psych, prog, and proto-metal, Mondo Drag has created an amalgamation of sounds the likes of which have not been heard for decades. The band’s unique sound, and rare cohesion probably stems from the fact that core members John Gamino (keyboards, vocals), Nolan Girard, (guitar, synth) and Jake Sheley (guitar) grew up together and have been playing music with each other for 15 years.

                                                                                    Now settled in Oakland, CA the ensemble continues to create cosmically proportioned, churning jams evocative of a rainbow of inspirations such as Blue Cheer, Black Sabbath, Can, Atomic Rooster, Hawkwind, Budgie, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Italian prog, Krautrock in general, and heavy space-outs.

                                                                                    Kawabata Makoto

                                                                                    Astro Love And Infinite Kisses

                                                                                      Kawabata Makoto emerges from a period of relative quiet with his first widely available solo release in several years, the blockbuster Krautrock-flavored Astro Love & Infinite Kisses. This lovely and impressionistic record showcases the other side of Makoto’s outrageous works with Acid Mothers Temple.

                                                                                      Taking cues from classics of the genre like Tangerine Dream’s Phaedra and Steve Hillage’s Rainbow Dome Musick, “Dos Nurages” is the album’s centerpiece, a 41-minute hypnotic epic, with echoplex’d guitar anchoring a stream of expertly done glissando. The title track is a darker drone in the tradition of Kawabata’s Inui series of releases for VHF. “Woman From Dream Island” closes the record with a thick buzz of tamboura overlaid with trippy backwards guitar, before giving way to a gentle, fingerpicked acoustic coda.

                                                                                      Jim O'rourke

                                                                                      Happy Days

                                                                                        Happy Days, like its spiritual companion, the majestic Bad Timing, was originally released in 1997 and found O'Rourke making a new record for Revenant, which in no small part acknowledged the debt owed to that label's founder, John Fahey. In the liner notes O'Rourke cites both Fahey and minimalist icon Tony Conrad as direct influences on this single three-quarter-hour composition and you can certainly hear where he's coming from. For the opening few minutes O'Rourke plucks a single note over two octaves via his steel-strung guitar, before gradually beginning to embellish and form a fully fledged melodic narrative.

                                                                                        Simultaneously, rasping drones rise up from the background, eventually taking over the recording altogether, acquiring a scathing line in overtones that propel the piece into brutal, tranced-out oblivion by the time it ascends to an increasingly cacophonous crescendo. The sustained intensity of it all drops away around four minutes prior to the end revealing O'Rourke' guitar once more, ushering in a steady, rhythmic finale that rounds off the recording much as it began. If you missed this the first time around and you're a follower of Jim O'Rourke's work, now is the time to get this album; there are only a handful of copies back in circulation and the Revenant label has now wrapped up its releasing/repressing schedule indefinitely, so snag yourself one while you can.

                                                                                        Creeping Pink

                                                                                        Mirror Woods

                                                                                          “A fog of memories caught in the sun-flakes settling in the forest, a beautiful album indeed... [M]any glittering gems [are] woven into these tunes but one listen is not enough to see them all. Like trying to appreciate the silver strobing of ocean waves, they are different every time you glance at them. Better to watch their reflections on the ceiling and just soak it up.

                                                                                          “It seems kind of rare that an album can create and sustain a mood, not to mention such an odd and unique vibe as this. A sing-song tale of a long, surreal journey through canopied pathways, tunnels and spiraling downwards through the earth’s maw…falling, falling, falling and suddenly you wake in your bed. Home-grown in aesthetic, Mirror Woods is a quilt of hues... The colors, albeit gorgeous, are cross-processed, like a polaroid of a cathedral’s most glorious stained glass window: off, slightly sour but just dripping with pop sentiment. This is not an experimental album for young chin-scratchers only, this is a pop record for anyone with a heart; this is a homage to love, to friends and family, to droll existence. Hold up a torch to the dark, make a spark.

                                                                                          “Think United States of America meets Vangelis meets July meets Silver Apples in Arthur Russell’s New York apartment (what a family band portrait that would be).” - John Dwyer.

                                                                                          Cold synth killers.

                                                                                          Dave Clarke - “Veils is beautiful”
                                                                                          Trevor Jackson - “FRAK track is fantastic!!”
                                                                                          Kim Ann Foxman - “nice one! dig on my digital watch :) cosmic moody vibes.. + Veils is really cool! reminds me of Chris & Cosey Vibes dark and sexy :)”

                                                                                          Intangible Records and Soundworks presents another classic release in the rebound.
                                                                                          Remastered version of DJ Slym Fas' legendary masterpiece from 1996.

                                                                                          First release on this new label from Glasgow featuring four drum tracks and workouts for the DJ who knows what the f*ck he's doing. Limited edition, hand stamped vinyl with screen printed sleeve and insert.


                                                                                          Invite The Light

                                                                                            Damon "Dam-Funk" Riddick is the epitome of funk. Ever since debuting on Stones Throw in 2008, Dam-Funk has become one of the genre's most passionate proselytisers.

                                                                                            In 2013, he released a celebrated album in partnership with hip-hop's Snoop Dogg, '7 Days of Funk'. Fresh for '15, Dam returns with a solo project nearly six years in the making: 'Invite the Light'.

                                                                                            Dam’s partnership with Stones Throw includes everything from his 2009 LP 'Toeachizown' and 'Adolescent Funk', a 2010 anthology of early productions, to 2013's '7 Days of Funk'.

                                                                                            As always, Dam flexes his multi-instrumentalist talents by handling all the production but still makes time for guests including rapper Q-Tip, the father-son duo of Leon Sylvers III & IV, Jody Watley, Q-Tip, Ariel Pink, Nite Jewel and funk giant Junie Morrison of the Ohio Players, who opens and closes the album with dire warnings of what could happen in a world without funk. Rest assured, Dam is here to make sure that never comes to pass. As he puts it, "funk is the underdog, the black sheep of black music," and if that's true, Dam-Funk is its shepherd.

                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                            3xLtd LP Info: Triple vinyl in triptych gatefold sleeve in reflective silver.

                                                                                            After his standout debut EP on the label in 2012, Nick Sinna is now back on TrusMe's Prime Numbers label with three more searing Techno tracks that come complete with a remix from VRIL. Sinna is a Manchester native with the city's rich musical heritage running through his veins. From D&B to Hip Hop and on to House and Techno, he has a diverse array of influences but distills them all into his own rugged sound, often made using some authentic bits of hardware. The excellent title track here is "Black Rose". With an electro tinged bassline, tough synth riffs and darkened vocals repeating the title's refrain it is a powerful, forceful track with a shadowy sense of mood. As such it's exactly the sort of thing that will lock down dance floors for days. Remixing this one is Delsin and Giegling artist VRIL, who flips it into a lo-fi, grainy and seriously dubbed out techno roller. The brilliant "What List?" has a more lumpy groove at its heart as well as some clipped ghetto vocal stabs and big rubbery bass stomps. It's a raw and arresting track with classic cow bells, groaning machine noises and funked up percussive patterns. The final original is the slower, more purposeful but seriously heavyweight "No Rules", with its blown out bass sounds, clattering drum hits and rattling synth lines. There's a subtle sense of soul emanating from its core in the form of some lush pads, yet still it retains a real sense of physicality.

                                                                                            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.

                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                            Bunny 'Striker' Lee & Friends - Next Cut

                                                                                              Jamaica is not an easy place to preserve valuable master tapes. Heat, humidity and hurricanes have destroyed many collections of priceless recordings. Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee’s archive of tapes has survived a biblical list of disasters, including termites, flood and two fires, but he still has a mighty treasure trove of material stored in the musical vault of his Duhaney Park studio. When Bunny invited me to stay with him in Kingston, I jumped at the chance, and we spent many nights listening back to unmixed performances from the 1970s on the raw multi-track tapes.

                                                                                              Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee: ‘Them time me never used to let the musicians listen back to what they had done. Cos if you stop, then the vibes change and you never get it back. So me just in the control room, and as soon as one tune finish and me happy, me shout out “next tune”, and we never stop record.’

                                                                                              At a time when studios in Europe and America were moving up to 16 and 24 tracks, Jamaican studios were almost all still using ½ inch 4-track tape. Typically, the instrumental backing was recorded to 3 of these 4 tracks. One track was for drums, one for bass and one for all the other rhythm instruments together – guitar, piano and organ. If horns were used, then they had their own track, and the bass and drums would be ‘tied’ together on a single track. The spare 4th track would then be used later for overdubbing vocals.

                                                                                              Listening back to Bunny’s 4-track tapes today, what you hear are two separate layers of recording. First the music, with Bunny giving instructions over the talkback as the backing track is recorded at a large studio, such as Harry J’s or Dynamic Sounds. And second the vocal session recorded afterwards, with Bunny or the recording engineer guiding the singer at King Tubby’s Studio.

                                                                                              The great stylistic innovation pioneered in Jamaica was then to add a further layer into the recording: the actual mixdown process became the third real-time performance to appear on the final record. The delay effects and dropping out of tracks pioneered at Tubby’s studio were a whole new musical process, creating a strange time-shifting effect. In fact, by layering three live performances on top of each other – musical backing, vocals and mixing – time was indeed being shifted.

                                                                                              King Tubby’s studio gave Bunny the space to experiment with new techniques.

                                                                                              After seducing people around the world with the future classic "Into The Sun" on Local Talks OneOffs label and footwork anthems on "Don't Believe" released on Studio Barnhus it's now time to present "Daybreak" or as Tooli described the track the first time he heard it "It's like listening to "Deep Burnt" Part 2". Perhaps it was the jetlag (Tooli arrived in NYC the very same day Henry sent it) or the fact that it's a straight forward deep track with lush strings and no fuzz included. It's up to you to decide. For remix duties label boss Tooli was brave enough to have a go himself and recorded some piano chords and strings. On the flip is where the real magic happens - Parkway Records head honcho Mark Seven, delivers a remix that takes you on a journey and a half. It's deep, got tons of percussions and lures you into afro territory. If Body and Soul was still around this one would peak on a Sunday afternoon. 

                                                                                              Mad Season

                                                                                              Above - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                Mad Season was formed by Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, Alice in Chains vocalist Layne Staley , bass player John Baker Saunders and Barrett Martin on drums. ‘Above’ is the only studio album they recorded. It was released in March 1995 and features guest vocals by Mark Lanegan . Mad Season is an English term for the time of the year when psilocybin mushrooms are in full bloom, and a term which McCready related to "the seasons of drinking and drug abuse." Not that inappropriate, considering the fact that the band formed after McCready and Saunders met in rehab.

                                                                                                A mix of melancholy ballads and hard rock, the album proved to be a gold certified hit: just missing the top 20.

                                                                                                Hidden Charms

                                                                                                Dreaming Of Another Girl

                                                                                                  There can be few modern bands that could tempt a legendary producer like Shel Talmy, (the man who produced some of the greatest hits of the 1960s and 70s, among them The Who's "My Generation" and The Kinks' "You Really Got Me") out of semi-retirement to work with them, just as there can be few modern bands who would manage to prompt no less than The Kinks' Dave Davies onto Twitter in vocal admiration of them quite so early in their career.

                                                                                                  They sound both thrillingly new and yet drenched in musical history, a serendipitously assembled garage rock outfit chock full of swampy rhythm and blues, and a singer - two, actually – both reminiscent of Van Morrison at the age of 19, all vim and sticky vigour.

                                                                                                  So here are the mandatory details. They are from London, and there are four of them: Vincent Davies, the 20-year-old singer, guitarist and bassist; Ranald Macdonald, the 21-year-old co-singer, keyboardist, guitarist and bassist; 21-year-old Josh Lewis on guitar and bass; and 20-year-old Oscar Robertson on drums.

                                                                                                  That's a lot of guitars for just four people, but a sound like theirs isn't going to happen without them. They combine the ramshackle hedonism of, say, The 13th Floor Elevators with the swagger of the White Stripes, and if Vincent has the vocal inflections of a young Steve Winwood circa the Spencer Davis Group, then Ranald boasts the full throttled fervour of early Van Morrison. It all adds up to quite a brew.

                                                                                                  They spent 10 days in Los Angeles in the company of a legendary producer, watching, listening, learning. Together, they recorded a handful of songs, amongst them the band's first single, "Dreaming of Another Girl", its fantastic spidery guitar line and Ranald’s throbbing vocal ache the perfect introduction to a band with so many abundant sonic thrills.

                                                                                                  Sisters Of Mercy

                                                                                                  First And Last And Always

                                                                                                    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band’s debut album ‘First and Last and Always’ Rhino release this 4LP vinyl boxset compiling the initial 1984-85 WEA period when the band were arguably at their best.

                                                                                                    The boxset features the original album, cut from the original production masters, as well as three additional LPs of B-sides from the era all on 180gm black vinyl packaged together in a card slipcase.

                                                                                                    David Bowie

                                                                                                    Fame - 40th Anniversary 7" Picture Disc

                                                                                                      Originally released in summer 1975 Fame was taken from the album Young Americans, it was co-written with John Lennon and guitarist Carlos Alomar and was Bowie's first #1 in the USA. This is the first appearance of the single edit since a ‘Best Of Bowie’ LP in 1980, it’s only other appearance being the original single itself.

                                                                                                      The b-side of the original single was the Young Americans album track Right, for this 40th anniversary Right is now the AA-side and appears as an alternate mix previously released by Ryko/EMI in 1991. However, due to a mistake it was released at the wrong speed but for this release that has been corrected.

                                                                                                      The photo used on the A-side of the picture disc is by Andrew Kent taken whilst David was performing on the Soul Train TV show in November 1975. The AA side image is an outtake from a session with the famous 1940's/50's Hollywood photographer Tom Kelley.

                                                                                                      Paul Weller

                                                                                                      Going My Way

                                                                                                        Frequently singled out as the stand out track on the unanimously critically acclaimed new album “Saturns Pattern” – ‘Going My Way’ is released as a single, with the extra track being a brand new song ‘I Spy’. A tender piano ballad that slips into and out of a swinging Northern Soul stomper, Paul Weller reveals that ‘Going My Way’ is “A love song to my lovely wife”. Speaking about the creation of the track he goes on to say “With the music, I was thinking about those Pet Sounds bootlegs where they'd splice melodies together and somehow they’d sit together.”

                                                                                                        Best Friends

                                                                                                        Cold Shapes

                                                                                                          Charming, fuzzed up vignettes which skirt along at their own pace.” (Clash)

                                                                                                          “From the ceiling to the floor, these Sheffield fuzz fanatics find their rhythm.” (DIY Magazine)

                                                                                                          Cold Shapes is the second single taken from the debut album by Sheffield 4 piece garage pop band Best Friends, taken from their debut album Hot. Reckless. Totally insane. The album, which was recorded at Unwound Recordings (London) and mixed and produced by Adam Jaffrey, unleashed by fuzz of ‘Shred Til You’re Dead’ – garnering the group shouts in NME & DIY, amongst a host of others – and offering a glimpse of what Best Friends have been cooking up.

                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                          Ltd 7" Info: Limited edition pearlescent vinyl.

                                                                                                          Fred Abbott

                                                                                                          Serious Poke

                                                                                                            Serious Poke is the debut solo from Fred Abbott the London-based musician, until now, best known as lead guitarist and keyboard player in the recently disbanded Noah And The Whale.

                                                                                                            A supremely talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Abbott joined Noah And The Whale in 2009 and went on to huge success, especially notable being his contribution to 2011‘s Platinum-selling and highly acclaimed Last Night On Earth.

                                                                                                            Abbott enlisted the help of his Noah And The Whale compadres and other friends for the recording of Serious Poke, with sessions taking place at West London’s British Grove Studios over the past year. The album was co-produced by Fred with Martin Hollis, whose diverse credits include Grinderman, The Rolling Stones and Take That.

                                                                                                            Daniel Romano

                                                                                                            If I've Only One Time Askin

                                                                                                              Not quite country, Americana, folk, songwriter or pop, Daniel Romano’s exquisite and expansive new album - ‘If I’ve Only One Time Askin’’, released on New West Records - is pieces of each but ultimately the work of asingular mind.

                                                                                                              As hailed by Rolling Stone, the 11 self-produced and largely self-performed new songs “lead their baritone-voiced creator down a path filled with countrypolitan crooning, honky-tonk heartache and midcentury melodrama.”

                                                                                                              In the two years since his critically acclaimed third full length ‘Come Cry With Me’, Romano has toured North America and Europe extensively, collaborating with and supporting a wide spectrum of artists, including Old Crow Medicine Show, Wanda Jackson, Hurray For The Riff Raff and Caitlin Rose.

                                                                                                              Sound Patrol

                                                                                                              Sweetened No Lemon - 12" Sampler

                                                                                                                In anticipation of the full re release of the seminal 1994 Sound Patrol album "Sweetened No Lemon" in September, we are releasing a super limited sampler 12" with 2 previously unreleased gems from Derrick Carter's vault. The full album re issue will come complete with a bonus 8 unreleased tracks penned at the time of the original release.

                                                                                                                Huge package from West End of exclusive or never before released versions of one of the highlights from their illustrious catalogue.... Arthur Russell's Loose Joints... Is It All Over My Face?

                                                                                                                Kon (King Of Nothing!) sourced the original stems to completely re make the track utilising both the female and male vocal parts in his outstanding "Duet" mix.

                                                                                                                Also included in the barnstorming 13 minute original version that's never seen the light of day... its significantly and dare we say on par with the original version! Finally included is the rare as hens teeth original Female Vocal 3:10 7" version that was only ever released as a promo at the time.

                                                                                                                Huge release that's set to cause ever lasting ripples in the disco music community!


                                                                                                                Minecraft Volume Alpha - Green Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                  Minecraft is a dreamscape, a limitless world where anything is possible. Minecraft is a tool, a means of bringing the imagination to life. Minecraft is a community, a platform on which inventive minds of all ages can share their creations and ideas. Minecraft, of course, is also a game, the most popular and best-selling video game of all time. Originally created in 2009 by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson, this cultural phenomenon speaks volumes of our current zeitgeist's love for virtual spaces, but its unprecedented success couldn't be pinned on one factor alone. Countless layers of thoughtful artistry flow through Minecraft's singular experience, not the least of which is its transportive soundtrack. And now for the first time since releasing digitally in 2011, the music of Minecraft will be issued on special-edition vinyl and CD by Ghostly International.

                                                                                                                  Minecraft Volume Alpha is the work of German composer and musician Daniel Rosenfeld. Using C418 as his moniker, Rosenfeld crafted the sweeping soundtrack and vibrant sound design which helped breathe life into Minecraft's voxel-based universe. Fans and critics were universally enamored with his beatless, nuanced electronic pieces upon release. Popular gaming site Kotaku named it among The Best Game Music of 2011, calling the music "remarkably soothing," and The Guardian has compared Rosenfeld's delicate piano and sparse ambient motifs to legendary artists Erik Satie and Brian Eno. In an interview feature with C418, Polygon distilled Volume Alphato its essence: "It's not bound by the retro aesthetic of Minecraft's graphics. It transcends them. The album is an attempt to uplift the combined game/music experience into the sublime." But for all of the critical praise, C418's crowning achievement has to be his insatiable fan base, the seemingly endless swath of players and listeners who treat his music like gospel.

                                                                                                                  They are exactly who this physical release of the Minecraft soundtrack was conceived for, though Ghostly hopes to bring Rosenfeld's music to a whole new audience as well. As any cursory listen of the touching sounds will reveal, this isn't a record meant solely for lifelong gamers and MineCon diehards; anyone in love with ambient, neo-classical, or minimal music needs to hear Volume Alpha. For the soundtrack's physical release, Ghostly has designed standard vinyl and CD packages around colorful artwork from the digital version.

                                                                                                                  Ghostly is thrilled to count this unique collaboration among its already eclectic catalog, and hopes to see the creative inspiration which drives Minecraft and Rosenfeld continue to disperse by virtue of their timeless music

                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                  Ltd LP Info: 1,000 copies only transparent green vinyl.

                                                                                                                  Mark Barrott

                                                                                                                  Sketches From An Island 3

                                                                                                                    Two years ago, as his first summer in Ibiza beckoned, Mark Barrott was heading off to bed one night when he had an idea for a track. That was the first track to feature the infamous Uruguayan Botanist Dr Nimm and spawned what ultimately became the first Sketches from an Island EP.

                                                                                                                    Although International Feel are known for sometimes been a little mysterious and contrarian, that first EP was only a 300 press as Barrott didn't think that many people would be into what he called 'slow, weird music' turned out he was wrong, it sold out on the day of release and that coming winter, he hunkered down to work on what became last years acclaimed 'Sketches from an Island' LP, lauded by everyone from Terje to Trevor Jackson, it's evocative, melody driven atmospherics and beautiful birds of paradise artwork has taken on a life of it's own.

                                                                                                                    He briefly broke cover again last winter with those Tuff City Kids for the Balearic classic 'Balanzat' and again in April this year, with the ultra deep 'Bush Society', but as soon as the first sunset of the year forms on the horizon, Barrott's thoughts always go back to his beloved Sketches project and he now returns with four new tracks for EP 3, again with beautiful artwork from Stevie Anderson.

                                                                                                                    'Right 4 me' feels like the natural successor to the sunshine in a bottle vibe of 'Baby Come Home' and he also revisits the bizarre world of Dr Nimm (this time via his Mysterious Island ). The polyrhythm's of 'Cirrus & Culumus' trace his love of Ghanan Music & Steve Reich and closing track 'der Stern, der nie vergeht' is reminiscent of every beautiful sunset you've never seen, blended with the delicate sounds of Roedelius and recontextualized for his Sketches world.

                                                                                                                    Although now firmly entrenched in his Ibizan compound, this summer will see Barrott break cover to take up a residency at Harvey's Mercury Rising night at Pikes and also provide sunrise sounds at this years final Garden Festival, before decamping back to Ibiza to start work on the second Sketches from an Island LP. 

                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                    Wild In Blue OST

                                                                                                                      After a year in the making Giallo Disco is proud to present GDLP002 the previously unreleased soundtrack to fictitious writer / director Joel Hughes controversial 80s teen drama Wild In Blue. Featuring tracks from label heads Antoni Maiovvi and Vercetti Technicolor as well as the maestro Umberto, Canada’s Kindest Cuts, Italy’s Queen Of Coldwave Mushy, Germany’s Mirror Talk, the legendary HøRD and Fever Dream. Halfway between The Breakfast Club and Gregg Araki, with influences ranging from Gothic Electro, HiNRG Synth Pop and Cosmic Melancholy, this Various Artist affair tugs the heartstrings and warps the mind. Mastered by Alek Stark, Cover art by MAZ, sleeve by Eric A Lee, not to be missed, always limited. 

                                                                                                                      Tommy McCook

                                                                                                                      The Sannic Sounds

                                                                                                                        One of the rarest, and greatest, horn instrumental dub albums of the seventies featuring the soaring saxophone of Tommy McCook in combination with Glen Brown, 'The Rhythm Master', is finally given a legitimate release.

                                                                                                                        The original title for this long playing release was initially advertised on the label of the seven inch release of 'Determination Skank' as 'The Sannic Sounds Tommy McCook', however the album was released in Kingston in 1974 in very limited quantities on a white label in a plain recycled cover rubber-stamped 'Tommy McCook Dub'. Three years later the set was released through Grounation in London, once again on a white label and without a cover, where it was known as 'Horny Dub'. It gave music lovers a fascinating opportunity to compare and contrast the work of Tommy McCook, one of the architects and builders of the Jamaican sound, with Glen Brown's role in taking and breaking it into pieces.


                                                                                                                        Spies Are Watching Me / Le Disco Des Capitales

                                                                                                                          After a slew of globe trotting disco reissues, Favorite enlist the talents of Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart and his brand new studio project, "Voilaaa" for their latest release. Returning to his first love, and speciality, Bruno is back making disco, although this time his inspiration flows from the rhythms and melodies of Africa and the Caribbean. Using his trademark beats and bass lines as foundations, he builds up guitars, keyboards and brass, all distorted with vintage effects pedals for a truly authentic sound. For the deep and groovy afro-disco of "Spies Are Watching Me", Patchworks enlists Sir Jean to deliver a heartfelt vocal flip of Sting's timeless classic, while deep bass, warm brass and energetic drums snap, crackle and pop away. On the flip,  Bruce switches tack to afro-boogie for "Le Disco Des Capitales", a midtempo bubbler with heavy duty drums and a squelchy bass sound featuring spoken vocals from Pat Kalla. With an album planned for the end of the year, that promises to be just as explosive and magnetic, Patchworks and Favorite Recordings strike again.

                                                                                                                          The Prodigy

                                                                                                                          The Night Is My Friend EP

                                                                                                                            Following on from their 6th consecutive number 1 album and taking the counter comment to the album's title track 'The Day is My Enemy', The Prodigy release a brand new EP entitled 'The Night is My Friend' – due for release on July 31st

                                                                                                                            The EP includes album tracks 'Get Your Fight On' (Re Eq) and 'Rhythm Bomb' feat. Flux Pavilion (Edit), two fresh remixes of album tracks 'The Day Is My Enemy' (Caspa) and 'Rebel Radio' (René LaVice) and the previously un-released, fan favourite 'AWOL'.

                                                                                                                            'AWOL' has been a track the band have played live since 2012 but as the album writing and recording process developed the band decided to hold AWOL back . Now, after reworking it into a new unheard version they feel it's time to make it available on record, CD single... and cassette!

                                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                            12" Info: Limited edition clear 12" vinyl pressing.



                                                                                                                              Written, performed and produced by Georgia in its entirety and recorded in her own home-studio, ‘Georgia’ is the product of two years of obsessive work, but also a young lifetime of voracious music listening.

                                                                                                                              Elements of the glacial yet hyper-melodic tone of early 00's grime, sweltering, mid-summer west London dub and ragga, sophisticated pop, first wave post-punk agitation, the formative influence of Missy Elliott and the high-concept, illuminated sound-design work of contemporary artists such as The Knife and Hudson Mohawke run through ‘Georgia’, a record that reveals new layers of intrigue and ingenuity with every listen. 

                                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                              Ltd LP Info: The Deluxe LP comes with a bonus 10”.



                                                                                                                                Gossamer is Evan Reiner, the LA based producer, guitarist, synth musician and field recorder whose debut full-length Automaton is set for release on cult independent label Innovative Leisure.

                                                                                                                                Influenced by hip hop, hardcore and jazz guitar, he developed an interest in electronic music while a student at the Berklee School of Music. He began to study movie sound and foley artistry. Pouring sand across cymbals or using spent shells from a gun range for percussion gave him a whole new vocabulary, and he found further inspiration in artists from Ai Weiwei to Maya Duren to Stanley Kubrick to Delia Derbyshire. 

                                                                                                                                For 'Automaton' Reiner began making field recordings in the tunnels under Pasadena’s Devil’s Gate Dam, on a trip in Japan, under a bridge in downtown LA or to California’s Ansel Adams Wilderness area. At home he would “make accidents happen” with recorders, samplers, guitar and analogue synthesizers.

                                                                                                                                'Automaton' is a precise and gentle dreamscape with an ambient atmosphere that recalls Gas, Boards of Canada, Vangelis, and Brian Eno and Jon Hassell’s album 'Fourth World'. For fans of Caribou, Four Tet, Boards Of Canada, Burial.

                                                                                                                                Richard Hawley

                                                                                                                                Hollow Meadows

                                                                                                                                  Following the success of his hugely acclaimed 2012 Top Three album, Standing At The Sky’s Edge, Richard Hawley will release his eighth studio album, 'Hollow Meadows' via Parlophone Records.

                                                                                                                                  Recorded at Sheffield’s Yellow Arch Studio in spring 2015, Hollow Meadows' sees Hawley return to the classic, sophisticated songwriting and subtle arrangements that made him so widely loved and revered in the first place.

                                                                                                                                  Meditating on such themes as ageing, fallibility and relationships, much of the album shares a brooding, yet wistful and romantic atmosphere in keeping with early albums Late Night Final and Lowedges, as well as touches of 2009’s Truelove’s Gutter (‘Nothing Like A Friend’) and Standing At The Sky’s Edge (‘Which Way’, ‘Welcome The Sun’).

                                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

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


                                                                                                                                  It's Time For Fun

                                                                                                                                    Goat return with a brand new single, their first new music since the critically acclaimed second album Commune, which was released last September. The winter months following that release saw the band return to their village of Korpilombolo in Sweden to start anew on fresh material, and this two-track single collects the first fruits of this work. However, these two songs were not recorded in their native land - instead Goat decided to hit the studio on a recent excursion to the Americas.

                                                                                                                                    The A-side ‘It’s Time For Fun’ was recorded in New York whilst B-side ‘Relax’ was committed to posterity in Sao Paolo. New York seems a fitting location for the recording of ‘It’s Time For Fun’ as the spirit of ESG and early ‘80s No Wave runs through the skittering drum machines, dubby basslines, fuzzy synth and the haunted chants of the vocals.

                                                                                                                                    Its flip-side ‘Relax’ mainlines a similar vibe, yet this reflective instrumental marries ‘Future Days’ like drum machine, tribal percussion, grooved-out bass and a fan-driven organ solo that gyrates elegantly in a manner akin to a North African Heldon or Fripp & Eno. 

                                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                    Ltd 7" Info: Limited coloured vinyl edition.

                                                                                                                                    Totally Mild

                                                                                                                                    Down Time

                                                                                                                                      Totally Mild are a four-piece based in Melbourne, Australia. Fronted by Elizabeth Mitchell, a woman with an exciting tendency to sing in a falsetto not many can match, the band perform absolutely perfect, skewed, disjointed pop. Zachary Schneider (Full Ugly, The Great Outdoors) follows close behind on lead guitar, his lines interlocking with Mitchell’s to form a structural frame. This is matched by Lehmann Smith (Kes Band) and Ashley Bundang’s rhythm section. The playing is sparse, accentuation perfect. Since developing out of Mitchell’s solo project of the same name, Totally Mild have put Melbourne into a spin. They perform to fans who know the words to every song, and have been singled out to support the likes of Best Real Estate, Laura Jean and The Harpoons, and most recently Best Coast. The band also have an armament of Australia’s finest talent behind them, with album artwork courtesy of Darren Sylvester and music videos produced by Geoffrey O’Connor, Xanthe Dobbie and Nina Renee. ‘Down Time’ is Totally Mild’s full-length debut, and is sure to rock the metaphorical boat of Australian music. The album’s released 7th August on Bedroom Suck Records and distributed by Fire Records. 



                                                                                                                                        RIYL: Tame Impala, Dungen, Goat, Jacco Gardner, Blonde Redhead . Pridjevi is the recording project of Dino Santaleza , Ivana Picek & Nina Romic; a trio of Croatian songwriters who formed the band on a lark, trading ideas & songs over email until birthing what would become Pridjevi's debut album. After releasing it via Bandcamp in the spring of 2014 as a digital-only release, the album caught the ears of Trouble In Mind who present it here in the vinyl & compact disc format.

                                                                                                                                        Pridjevi's s/t debut is a dizzyingly psychedelic magnum-opus & a stunning debut, stitching together a seemingly disparate range of inspirations such as psychedelia, acid rock, baroque pop, Tropicalia, and Eastern ragas into an addictivel listenable whole. The band sings entirely in Croation, but the melodies & songs carry the entire weight of the album, holding the listener's attention until the last note is struck. Pridjevi's tunes feel almost like rock devotionals to a higher spirit; heavy, hypnotic & wholly unique. The band has evolved into a fully functional live unit, playing shows & festivals in Europe, building a solid fanbase, particularly in their native country, where the band has already been featured in Rolling Stone & beyond. 

                                                                                                                                        Titus Andronicus

                                                                                                                                        The Most Lamentable Tragedy

                                                                                                                                          The Most Lamentable Tragedy [hereafter TMLT] is the fourth studio album by Titus Andronicus [hereafter +@] and the band's debut for Merge Records. A rock opera in five acts. The central narrative of TMLT ("a work of fiction," claims singer/songwriter Patrick Stickles) concerns an unnamed protagonist whom we meet in deep despair. Following an encounter with his own doppelganger (an enigmatic stranger, identical in appearance though opposite in disposition), long held secrets are revealed, sending our protagonist on a transformative odyssey, through past lives and new loves, to the shocking revelation that the very thing that sustains him may be the thing to destroy him. TMLT is both the crown jewel of the band's discography and the legend that contextualizes their entire body of work. It reveals that +@ are what hardcore fans have said they are for years, and what the world must now recognize them to be: not merely the greatest rock and roll band of this era, but one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. 



                                                                                                                                            Batteries is the self-titled debut solo album by Steven Clark (professionally known as Sci-Fi Steven) from Glasgow's Punk/Disco legends bis. An exercise in short, sharp new-wave snappiness, Steven has ramped up the guitars and latent aggression to create a new sound which has already been compared to Devo playing Queens of The Stone Age or vice-versa. Nagging melodies abound with some darker twists and a cynical sense of positivity informs the lyrics. There's plenty of pop hooks for the bis faithful, but Batteries is an angrier beast. Contains anthemic lead track "Batteries" and the viciously wonky pop of "Human Requirements”. 

                                                                                                                                            The Last Hurrah!!


                                                                                                                                              In young Maesa Pullman The Last Hurrah!! mastermind HP Gundersen has found the perfect singer for this ever developing project that is so dear to his heart. After exploring the possibilites of the drone guitar on their debut "Spiritual Non-Believers" and the slightly more song-oriented follow-up "The Beauty Of Fake", HP is back with a third album that dives straight into the heart of classical song traditions and vintage production values, blending elements from country and Americana, classic British pop, psychedelia, blues and a pinch of soul.

                                                                                                                                              HP Gundersen has been a central figure on Bergen´s vibrant music scene for more than three decades, as producer, composer and mentor for many of the city´s artists. As a producer he discovered and nurtured the career of a very young Sondre Lerche, one of Norway´s most successful international exports. As well as Madrugada´s mega-hit "Lift Me" with Ane Brun, he has produced over 50 albums - including Tim Rose´s final album "American Son".

                                                                                                                                              HP names Beatles, early Stones, Tin Pan Alley, cosmic American country... as his life changing musical epiphanies.Maesa Pullman comes from a very musical family and was brought to the attention of HP Gundersen through mutual friends. Also a songwriter, guitarist and pianist, she performs frequently with different musical constellations in Southern California, being a profiled presence in the local roots community. Her cousin Rosa Pullman sings lead on two tracks, "You Ain´t Got Nothing" and "Those Memories". Among the musicians we fine some of Bergen´s finest as well as American guests such as Marty Rifkin on pedal steel, John Thomas on Hammond organ, Kiel Feher on drums and Jason Hiller on bass. 

                                                                                                                                              Simon Love

                                                                                                                                              It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

                                                                                                                                                The debut solo album from Simon Love, formerly of John Peel & Marc Riley favourites The Loves, is a sweary and irreverent tour de force, full of catchy hooks and offbeat lunacy. Taking its inspiration from maverick Seventies singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson & The Lovin’ Spoonful, the album features guest appearances by comedian Stewart Lee and 60s pirate radio DJ Emperor Rosko, while indiepop ensemble for hire A Little Orchestra contribute lush strings and Rob Jones of The Voluntary Butler Scheme provides brass. Described recently by the Guardian as being “more early Kinks than the early Kinks”, Simon formed The Loves in Cardiff in 2000. After releasing their debut single on Radio One DJ Huw Stephens’ Boobytrap Singles Club their second album Technicolor was made Album Of The Week in The Sunday Times. The band went on to play 4 Peel Sessions and as many for Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music before calling it a day in 2011. Full of giant pop songs and peppered with bitter love stories about bad relationships, It Seemed like A Good Idea At The Time opens with the expletive-heavy “**** (Is A Dirty Word)” before moving on to jubilant lead single “The New Adam and Eve”, in which Simon threatens to “punch a man in the face, with fists made out of jellyfish” before going on to “deny him any of my piss”. There’s a Paul McCartney cover version (“Dear Boy”) a song about the voluntary removal of Simon’s penis (“My Dick”) and a song about people who fuck you around (“Motherfuckers”), before side one closes with the 5 minute long psychedelic wig-out that is “Wowie Zowie”. Side 2 opens with the gorgeous, string-laden “Sweetheart, You Should Probably Go To Sleep” and the mid-paced 60s pop of “Don’t Get The Gurl No More” before Simon and band pull out their best Booker T groove for “The Meaning Of Love”, featuring comedian Stewart Lee reciting the definition of love straight from Wikipedia. This is followed by what in the late 70s would be called a rocker, “You Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth?”, resplendent with sax solo, before the song most likely to lead to litigation, the epic “Elton John”, written from the perspective of Elton John’s ex-wife Renate. The album closes with the title track “It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time”, with the album credits read out over the outro by 60s pirate radio DJ Emperor Rosko. Love's debut solo album is daring, unique, and definitely a good idea. 

                                                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                Ltd LP Info: 180 gram vinyl, limited to 500 copies.

                                                                                                                                                The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience

                                                                                                                                                I Like Rain: The Story Of The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience

                                                                                                                                                  Fire Records is proud to announce the comprehensive box set “I Like Rain: The Story of TJPSE”. Issued under exclusive license from Flying Nun, the 3 LPs and assembled bonus tracks showcase the group that best encompasses that label’s difficult arc from cult label in the 80s to a corporate-minded takeover in the 90s. From wildly crashing Christmas parties, to watching the brilliant album that could have changed their fortunes sit on the shelf, and international tours that left them undone, the band evolved, for better or worse, with the shifting fortunes around them. Now you can experience the full story.

                                                                                                                                                  Emerging with one of the definitive songs from the scene, “I Like Rain”, TJPSE began as a band filled with charm at every turn. Making the most of limited recording budgets to find inventive melodies, harmonies, and percussion, and combining them into unique and oddly joyous kiwipop gems.,They also brought us one of the greatest band names in the history of indie rock. “Love Songs” captures all of those early EPs and singles, along with their earliest demos, that were previously delivered famously on cassettes in dog food tins.

                                                                                                                                                  A dark and confident JPSE would emerge with the bracing “The Size of Food”, awaiting their big break overseas. At the same time, their record label was seeking a corporate cash infusion that would come with heavy strings attached. The resulting delays would cause “The Size of Food” to stand as a lost classic of the era, released without fanfare almost 2 years later. TJPSE were doing their best to regain momentum and look ahead, but it wasn’t to be easy.

                                                                                                                                                  “The Size of Food” collects the US version of the album, including the crucial tracks “Cut Out” and “Mothers”. Also included as bonus tracks is the difficult and transitional “Precious” EP. Finally afforded a sizeable recording budget and surrounded by label glad-handing, “Bleeding Star” would see the songwriting axis shift, but also produce some of their strongest material. Able to embrace technology in the studio fully for the first time, the band vowed to make the most of their chance. Supported stateside by Matador Records, they would tour internationally, going from undeniably gleeful to slowly unraveling with each stop along the way. By the time they were ready to return to New Zealand, it was obvious that all 4 members would not be making this trip again. “Bleeding Star” collects the original album on LP for the first time, along with bonus tracks encompassing the final maxi-singles and EPs. Fully re-mastered and re-packaged with aching care, “I Like Rain: The Story of TJPSE” will allow old fans and new audiences alike to be able to enjoy the sound of what makes TJPSE so special. 

                                                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                  3xCD Info: LPs pressed to original sequence with bonus material available via download.

                                                                                                                                                  Bert Jansch

                                                                                                                                                  Live At The 12 Bar

                                                                                                                                                    Available on vinyl for the first time, included download code. Inspiring generations of musicians, Scottish guitarist and songwriter Bert Jansch will be forever known as a remarkable talent and a leading figure in the British folk revival. He came to prominence in the 1960s becoming widely known for his exemplary guitar technique and innovative blend of folk, blues and jazz. Later he became a founding member of folk super group Pentangle before returning to his solo career. Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Donovan and Johnny Marr have long been fans. Reaching people far and wide, Bert deservedly received many accolades for his contributions to music including the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Radio 2 Folk Awards and a MOJO Merit Award.

                                                                                                                                                    ‘Live at the 12 Bar’ was recorded in 1995 at the legendary London music venue and is a fitting tribute not only to Bert’s virtuosity but to this renowned hub for folk music and other genres. Bert’s meticulous performance brings together songs from ‘When The Circus Comes To Town’, released in the same year, along with the haunting reworking of ‘Blues Run The Game’ (written by Earth’s own Jackson C. Frank) and traditional folk songs ‘Curragh Of Kildare’ and ‘Lily Of The West’ which were staples in Jansch’s repertoire. ‘Live at the 12 Bar’ captures an intimate gig that’s richly brought to life by his spellbinding ability to hold a room. The warmth and reverent silence from fans reminds us of what it was like to attend his shows and the true legend that we have lost. Two decades after its first release, ‘Live At The 12 Bar’ is issued for the first time on vinyl. This exceptional record is the first release in Earth Recordings’ new extensive reissue series of Bert Jansch catalogue. 

                                                                                                                                                    “One of the most innovative instrumentalists of the twentieth century in the folk rock canon” The Quietus.

                                                                                                                                                    Peerless in his consistency of making astonishing records” All Music.

                                                                                                                                                    Groove Armada

                                                                                                                                                    Little Black Book - 12" Sampler

                                                                                                                                                      Moda Black’s Little Black Book series was inspired by the desire for a new, more diverse, more personal platform for artists to express themselves. An album, remix album, compilation, mix series, autobiography and photo-book all rolled into one - a chance for artists to reveal a wealth of new material, whilst also dipping into their back-catalogue and allowing it to be re-imagined by new artists. The Little Black Book gets inside the artists’ minds and looks to the future and what’s to come.

                                                                                                                                                      For the second edition of Little Black Book, the reigns have been handed to the prolific and much loved Groove Armada. From early inspiration courtesy of 90’s rave collective DiY to the worldwide success of six albums, long summers in Ibiza and global live tours - with such a storied history, it’s hard to image where they’d even begin with a project like this. The boys brought the curtain down on their live tours at Brixton in 2010 because they wanted to go back to basics; House music and the warehouses where GA started - cue a series of releases on labels from Hypercolour to Hot Creations. 

                                                                                                                                                      This 12" sampler includes four of the tracks from the double CD compilation.

                                                                                                                                                      Chelsea Wolfe


                                                                                                                                                        Sleep paralysis plagues singer/songwriter Chelsea Wolfe, and that strange intersection of the conscious and the unconscious has inadvertently manifested itself within her work. Across the span of her first four albums, there is an underlying tension, a distorted and nebulous territory where dark shadows hover along the edges of the sublime and the graceful. But until now, Wolfe’s trials and tribulations with the boundaries between dreams and reality have only been a subconscious influence on her work. With her fifth album, Abyss, she deliberately confronts those boundaries and crafts a score to that realm she describes as the “hazy afterlife… an inverted thunderstorm… the dark backward… the abyss of time.”

                                                                                                                                                        Chelsea Wolfe’s material has always felt intensely private, from the almost voyeuristic bedroom-production aesthetic of her debut album The Grime and the Glow to the stark themes and atmospheres of 2013’s Pain Is Beauty. “Abyss is meant to have the feeling of when you’re dreaming, and you briefly wake up, but then fall back asleep into the same dream, diving quickly into your own subconscious,” says Wolfe. To conjure this in-between world, Wolfe continued her ongoing collaboration with multi-instrumentalist and co-writer Ben Chisholm and drummer Dylan Fujioka, with Ezra Buchla brought on board to play viola and Mike Sullivan (Russian Circles) enlisted to contribute guitar. The ensemble traveled to Dallas, TX to record with producer John Congleton (Swans, St. Vincent).

                                                                                                                                                        In the back of her mind burned the words of designer Yohji Yamamoto: "Perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.” The resulting eleven songs reflect that philosophy as they smoulder with human frailty, intimacy, quiet passion, anxiety, and deep longing. “Sleep and dream issues have followed me my whole life,” remarks Wolfe as she revisits notes from the writing and recording sessions. In a way, these issues have become a part of Chelsea Wolfe’s identity, for whom the notion of sleep as an escape has been subverted. Abyss captures this dichotomy, this battle between the soothing and the upsetting, and demonstrates why Chelsea Wolfe has become one of the most intriguing songwriters of the decade. 

                                                                                                                                                        Groove Armada

                                                                                                                                                        Little Black Book

                                                                                                                                                          Moda Black’s Little Black Book series was inspired by the desire for a new, more diverse, more personal platform for artists to express themselves. An album, remix album, compilation, mix series, autobiography and photo-book all rolled into one - a chance for artists to reveal a wealth of new material, whilst also dipping into their back-catalogue and allowing it to be re-imagined by new artists. The Little Black Book gets inside the artists’ minds and looks to the future and what’s to come.

                                                                                                                                                          For the second edition of Little Black Book, the reigns have been handed to the prolific and much loved Groove Armada. From early inspiration courtesy of 90’s rave collective DiY to the worldwide success of six albums, long summers in Ibiza and global live tours - with such a storied history, it’s hard to image where they’d even begin with a project like this. The boys brought the curtain down on their live tours at Brixton in 2010 because they wanted to go back to basics; House music and the warehouses where GA started - cue a series of releases on labels from Hypercolour to Hot Creations.

                                                                                                                                                          The mix on CD1 Groove Armada seven new original pieces of music as part of a 77 minute journey that also includes Tony Allen, Candi Staton, re-edits of a host of GA classics and their rework of Arthur Baker anthem, Rockers Revenge.

                                                                                                                                                          The second disc then sees 12 excellent producers redefine classic Groove Armada records, resulting in some spectacular new versions of tracks like ‘Love Sweet Sound’, ‘Superstylin’, ‘Chicago’ and ‘I See You Baby’ from the likes of Kolsch, andhim, Huxley, Jaymo& Andy George, JorisVoorn, PillowTalk, Emperor Machine, Marco Faraone, Chaim, Hauswerks, Walker & Royce and wAFF.

                                                                                                                                                          Included in the special notebook version of the release is Andy Cato's account of the GA journey from Castlemorton to L.A too - one that has taken them right back to the start. "People were saying if you're going to write new material you need to put it out on a major, get the band back together, unleash the machine. But we don't want to do that. We want to play and make house music, and that's all”.


                                                                                                                                                          Mates Rates / Echo Beach

                                                                                                                                                            It has to be said, these boys are just on fire, there’s no way around it! With an incredible, agitated, and nervously energetic sound they’ve pounded into all their own, Ausmuteants are back with another massive slab of synth punk savagery you won’t be able to wash off with just one shower. After two pummeling LPs, another album full of demos, and a handful of stellar singles, all garnering the mouth-breathing praise they so wholly deserve, we’ve finally caught up with our release schedule and have shoved our bloody stump of a head into their sticky world, and we never wanna pull out. The two sizzling, neurotic, and probiotic cuts featured here don’t appear on any other releases, and are as vile, infectious and just as rabid as you needs require, crushing their formula into a powerful dust that erases your will to resist their impeccable Aussie charms.

                                                                                                                                                            The A-side’s irresistible anthem “Mate’s Rates” rides a riveting synth line that will surely go down in history as one of New Wave Theatre’s great lost performances by a band you didn’t catch the name from, and sometimes something this classic sounding doesn’t need anything else, just like a good steak. And if that wasn’t enough, Ausmuteants dig deep on the b-side for a cover of Martha & The Muffins’ bizarre 1980 new wave hit “Echo Beach” that just doesn’t let up until your grip on life has loosened to the point of submission. You really don’t even have much of a choice here, just stab & grab and kick back with an air of satisfaction until their next morsel of crude synth punk boils up to dangerous levels, rinse & repeat. -

                                                                                                                                                            Kieran Hebden And Steve Reid

                                                                                                                                                            Strings Of Life / Tongues

                                                                                                                                                              Four Tet's Kieran Hebden and legendary New York jazz drummer Steve Reid recorded two albums together in 2007 and 2008, and 'Live At The South Bank' posthumously following Reid's death in 2011. At some point they recorded a version of Rhythm Is Rhythm's Detroit techno classic 'Strings Of Life' as a live, freeform jazz epic. The cover was first heard on a Reid tribute podcast hosted by Gilles Peterson, and is now released as a limited vinyl pressing on Hebden's Text imprint (525 copies only).

                                                                                                                                                              The 12" comes in comes in a hand made letter press sleeve designed and printed by Marta Dos Santos. All proceeds from the sale of the 12" will go to the Steve Reid Foundation.

                                                                                                                                                              Ol' Dirty Bastard

                                                                                                                                                              Return To The 36 Chambers - The Dirty Version

                                                                                                                                                                It's safe to say that hip-hop has never seen an album like Ol’ Dirty Bastard's 1995 solo debut Return to the 36 Chambers. The brief glimpses of ODB's unhinged genius provided by Wu-Tang Clan's landmark Enter the Wu-Tang album two years earlier were begging to be expanded on to a larger canvas, and, with RZA guiding production, the album promised to give Dirty the creative license to make one of the most bizarre, entertaining and original LPs in hip-hop history. With his raspy, drunken flow and dark sense of humor, Dirty fearlessly attacks from all angles, throwing himself fearlessly into punchy rhyme attacks (“Damage,” with GZA), drugged-out party jams (the monster singles “Brooklyn Zoo” and “Shimmy Shimmy Ya”) and bizarre, grimly hilarious fantasies of sex and violence (“Don't U Know” and the R&B-tinged “Sweet Sugar Pie”). Backed by RZA's appropriately gritty, dissonant beats and appearances from the Clan, Return became an instant hit, selling over 1 million copies and earning a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album in 1996. The album stands as a high water mark in the Wu-Tang Clan's collective creative output and was selected as one of the Best 100 Rap Albums by The Source magazine in 1998.


                                                                                                                                                                Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-2008

                                                                                                                                                                  Richard D James’ first AFX release since the 'Analord' series on Rephlex (2003-2005). Available on 12” and CD (both in die-cut and spot glossed sleeves)

                                                                                                                                                                  Tim Bowness

                                                                                                                                                                  Stupid Things That Mean The World

                                                                                                                                                                    Third solo album from No-Man member and Steven Wilson collaborator. Features Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator), Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music) & more. 

                                                                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                                    Beach Diggin' Volume 3 - Hand Picked By Mambo & Guts

                                                                                                                                                                      Guts - a French producer exiled in Ibiza, and Mambo - a cult Los Angeles-based painter, present their third helping of their widely acclaimed 'Beach Chillin' series, a scintillating summery selection of obscure but wonderful soul, funk, disco, Latin, reggae and tropical beats. This time hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Saint Thomas, the USA and Canada. It's the season of the juiciest, sweetest fruit, of shorts, tank tops and thongs, the time of year when you look at life through a dark pair of sunglasses. Summer is also the time of year when lovers of soul, disco, funk, bossa, jazz and other similar grooves get together to enjoy the sunny vibrations sampled by Guts and Mambo from the world over. Since 2013, this duo has trademarked their discoveries with the appellation Beach Diggin', a label that certifies the quality and rarity of its products and guarantees a maximum dose of sunshine for every groove. Braving the hordes of sugar-hungry bees swarming around boxes of Caribbean records, the humidity in the holds of boats, or jostling to save 45's lying on the ground from being trampled underfoot, Guts and Mambo, at the risk of their own lives, have explored the most far-flung corners of the earth, all for a single purpose: To discover and to share.

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