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Vakula

Modulations EP

    Four exceptional tracks, written by Ukrainian producer Vakula, form the Modulation EP — Arma label’s 11th release. Known for his classic and deep house productions, Vakula steps up his techno game and approaches 4x4 zone with insistence and thoroughness his work has been always associated with. Record is covered in black cardboard, main artwork created by P. Kuznetsov

    Nate Calhoun

    Funktown / Have Some Of Me

      Classic Miami funk nugget from Henry Stone's Glades Records. Produced by Clarence Reid, this is an epic piece of sunshine soul. Remastered and re issued in conjunction with Henry Stone Music 2016.

      Ian Blevins

      Resumé / Poor Old Head

        Ian Blevins is the keeper of the jewel in the crown. This is his second offering for the ESP Institute. Picking up right where we left off, side A unleashes another explosive big room belter with Resumé - a driving rhythmic monster that takes advantage of the whips and cracks in Ian’s drum machine arsenal, while warm chords lay a foundation for a quirky lead melody and rubbery pulse to dance upon. Akin to Hannibal, Blevins‘ ESP Institute debut in 2015, the arrangement here toys with us before revealing the true guts of the track - this time characterized halfway through by a punctuating gangster piano hook. On side B, Poor Old Head utilizes Ian’s signature drum styling we’ve come to adore, but here he establishes swells of melancholy via bending notes that meow and purr, beautifully ebbing and flowing though an array of incongruous dial tones and bells - shakey and barely out of sync, yet cradling a loosely drawn chord progression.

        These two songs will smack you up before they rub you down.

        Owen Gray / Bobby Ellis & Val Bennett

        Time For Love / The Arabian Sound Of Reggae

          Rocking cut of Johnny Clarkes ‘None shall escape the judgement’ with Owen Grays soaring impassioned vocals on the A side. The real action is on the flipside however with a brilliant instrumental horns cut of the same rhythm titled ‘The Arabian Sound of reggae’. We are not sure how this one slipped down the back of the sofa. Check it out as it's a runaway train of brass rhythm and squawking sax courtesy of Bobby Ellis and Val Bennett. Comes in a hand stamped sleeve. Produced by Bunny Lee.

          Vin Gordon / Diggory Kenrick

          Travellin Steady / Steady Travellin

            Killer instrumental on the Safe Travel rhythm featuring the brilliant trombone playing of Vin Gordon and the additional flute of Diggory Kenrick. Two unique cuts played over the original rhythm. Both unrleased and recorded especially for Pressure Sounds. Comes in a hand stamped sleeve.



            Phil Pratt

            Safe Travel / Version

              Phil Pratt’s rocksteady classic get released on 45 with a previously unrleased mix on the flipside. An absolute gem of a song with Phil Pratt on lead vocal. The flipside has a full unreleased instrumental. Classic.



              Side A

              "4 U (kick back mix)"
              Warm and bouncy Emax samples with screwed G lyrics – Laid back evolution of drums – unexpected break announced by air raid siren and followed with euphoric disco theme.

              Side B
              dedicated to late night club session.

              “Station Wave (club mix)”
              Heavy nonchalant slap bass – progression of house stabs and altered drums – final stage with infected Juno voice.

              “Sneakers 91’ (intuitive mix)”
              Efficient wooden piano bass line – 90s digital horny horns – fatal female beat-box voices.

              The Pilotwings

              Une Nuit Au Boxboys

                A new master piece is coming on Macadam Mambo, presenting two young guys from the « Lyon » scene where the label is based, called The Pilotwings. They were instantly noticed last year with their smashing first EP « Agorespace » released on the young BFDM imprint, creating the buzz with strong break tracks in a super fresh spirit.

                This time they’ve let all their great inspiration take over, to deliver a strong piece of « Chicago » oriented House with tribal and japanese influences, the 707 is never too far, and a sexy male voice brings you into the moist backroom of this club named « Boxboys ». Essential must have !

                Rutes

                Moment Metal EP

                  For this new “Edits” issue, we are introducing Rutes from London, a great Digger and DJ we met in 2014 at Camp Cosmic (Sweden). He proposed us a bunch of really great cuts, and we’ve chosen those five to make a very special record. From exotic esoteric dance, to sleazy New Wave, on to brutal minimal synth weapon, dubby horny post punk, climaxing on the most lovely musical nugget. We love this record so much, hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

                  Grimes

                  Geidi Primes - Arbutus Edition

                  Grimes' debut LP 'Geidi Primes' has a strange air of being created unconsciously while the artist herself was asleep. It is a vastly intriguing set of pop tunes highlighted by its amazing ffth and sixth songs: “Avi” and “Feyd Rautha Dark Heart”, which are each frighteningly reminiscent of an unaccountable psychic experience you may have never had. As an album, it touches on many different tones without exploiting any.

                  It manages to be playful without being precious, clean without being sterile, cryptic without being obscure, and operates in a deceptively complex melodic structure without calling attention to the artistry therein. It reminds one of being a small child, listening to adult contemporary radio in the back seat of your mother’s minivan when a special kind of song comes on. You are still maddeningly susceptible to the sympathetic rise and fall of a maternal voice, yet this is a different sort of mother, one more primeval and distant.

                  Icily it falls over your entire body, begging for an escape you know you cannot give it. You are strangely moved. It seems like an album made for very tall people about what it’s like to be very small. It calls to mind the glowering of a child king amidst the many vestments and decorations of his coronation. Listening to Geidi Primes is what it’s like to suddenly realize you are being watched while taking a cold shower...on the moon.


                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  Includes MP3 Download Code.

                  Kaytronik

                  Thee Album

                    R2 Records are happy to present the first full-length project from Karizma’s alter ego Kaytronik. From his earliest days as part of Baltimore’s premier crew - The Basement Boys - Kris Klayton was never one to stay in a musical box, always probing beyond the constraints of the soulful house domain. His Kaytronik persona, (previously reserved for remixes of other artists and a single on Atjazz Recordings) has allowed him greater freedom to explore beat syncopation, mood and impassioned expression further with an album that showcases his ability to work at any tempo, with a variety of styles, but always with the emotional content intact.

                    “Thee Album” contains electronic explorations of down tempo emotive beats, club bangers and impossible to categorize grooves, not to mention thought provoking messages about where we stand in the current global climate.


                    Applewood Road

                    Applewood Road

                      Applewood Road is singer-songwriters Emily Barker, Amber Rubarth and Amy Speace, who first met in Nashville in September 2014 where they wrote and recorded the song entitled “Applewood Road”. Six months later they reconvened to write twelve more songs and turn this exciting new collaboration into a full album project. Applewood Road’s soaring three part vocal harmonies have just the right degree of edge and precision while their finely crafted songs reflect deeply on their personal experiences and illustrate their special gifts for storytelling. Each song was recorded live to stereo tape, Emily, Amber and Amy singing together around one microphone with minimal accompaniment - the whole concept going right back to the beginning of recorded music. The tape was then mastered and cut for vinyl at Gearbox Records in London, keeping the 100% analogue chain throughout the whole process.

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      Includes MP3 Download Code.

                      Bubba Suggs

                      Everything That Looks Good / You Don't Deserve

                        A blues funk masterpiece, Charles 'Bubba' Suggs released 3 (i think) 45's, this being his crowning achievement. First rediscovered and spun by legendary Essex collector Ian Wright after buying it blind (guessing it might be good as it looked rare and was unknown in the days before sound clips) on ebay. The record has remained extremely elusive due to it being a privately pressed Clarksville, Tennessee 45 and never nationally distributed. It has always been coveted across collectors and DJ and Collector circles and by myself, we are very proud to be bringing you a legit and rather tastly sounding reissue of this belter.



                        Alias Funk And Soul

                        Well Good / Bells

                          Very Very rare slow burning funk45 recorded in 1973 Youngstown, Ohio. The band were local heros but never made it out of their locality, many still playing today. This one 45 (as far as i know) is a document to their skills. A killer funk 45 and a Grade A Sweet soul side. Line up is Mike Ohara on Guitar, Timbo on Bass, Reggie Manley on Sax, Chris Mcfarren on Trumpet, Norman Weatherly on Organ and Ben Powers Jr onDrums. This 45 is strictly limited to 500 copies.

                          Scott Cunningham Band

                          Morning Madness / Uncontrolled

                            This is the second 45RPM single release from Praise Poems 3, and what a monster it is. Although both songs are not necessarily new discoveries in the soul and jazz collectors world, it is the first official re-release of these two 1975 recordings. Hopefully the record buyers appreciate the work which was necessary to accomplish this mission of doing a legitimate re-issue. Mr. Cunningham and his music definitely deserves it.

                            Piero Umiliani

                            Psichedelica

                              This LP walks among beat outbursts, orchestral tracks and some references to the rock sound of the time. "Psichedelica" contains the first version of Umiliani's most famous composition: "Mah-Nà Mah-Nà", a track that will be a mixed blessing of his artistic life, here appearing as an outtake from the "Svezia Inferno e Paradiso" OST, under the title "Viva la sauna svedese".

                              The Whole Truth

                              Stalemate / Checkmate

                                The Whole Truth is back with Stalemate, an inspired take on classic disco sounds with an addictive hook.

                                After exploring dub-disco hybrids in collaboration with Mo Kolours and UK reggae legend Errol Bellot, and a recent EP that drew from the early 80s New York scene. The Whole Truth's new single is the perfect blend of hazy nostalgia and club-rocking groove, a strangely familiar dance floor dream that could grace the most discerning club or the deepest after-hours session. B-side Checkmate is a disarmingly simple, melodic boogie track that comes on like Boards of Canada circa 1983, with charming results.

                                The Coasters

                                Three Cool Cats / Down In Mexico

                                  Two offerings of R&B history back to back from the Coasters, perhaps the most successful and popular of the many vocal groups that sprung to prominence in the doo wop era of the 50s. The Leiber and Stoller penned 'Three Cool Cats' was certainly aptly named: 6 decades on and the song retains all of its easy charm, swagger and instant appeal, one of those records which will never date. The same could be said for the flip, 'Down In Mexico', a song which appeared in its 1970s reworked guise in a Tarantino flick a little while back, but features here in its superior, original super-sleazy 1950s form.

                                  Eugene Church / Titus Turner

                                  16 Tons / Coralee

                                    Originally recorded in 1946 by Merle Travis, 'Sixteen Tons' went on to become a standard in many circles, and somewhat against the grain an example of a song originally performed by a Country artist which crossed over widely into Jazz and Blues circles. So it is that we have a cracking popcorn R&B style rendition from Eugene Church here, swinging and as snappy as you like. On the back, a top side from the great Titus Turner, whistling and singing an ode to a girl named 'Coralee'



                                    The Oscillation

                                    Monographic

                                      Essentially the project of multi-instrumentalist and producer Demian Castellanos, The Oscillation was formed in London in 2006 with the release of the debut seven-inch and Rough Trade Records ‘single of the week’; ‘New Way To Feel’ on Bee And Smoke records. Drawing inspiration from The Cure, Loop, Can, The Durutti Column, PIL, Spacemen 3, Popol Vuh and Chrome, they’ve since gone on to release three critically acclaimed studio albums; ‘Out Of Phase’ (2007), ‘Veils’ (2011) and ‘From Tomorrow’ (2013). Over the last few years The Oscillation have also appeared on several highly rated compilation albums and provided remixes for the likes of Simian Mobile Disco, Telepathe, Nick Nicely and most recently the Fat White Family.

                                      The new long player ‘Monographic’ sees the multi-talented Castellanos, who sings, play bass, guitars and synths on the album, joined by Valentina Magaletti on drums in what is without doubt the band’s most accomplished and outstanding set of songs to date.

                                      The Oscillation are set to embark on several dates in the UK and Europe with a band line up that sees Demian Castellanos (guitar/vocals) and Valentina Magaletti (drums) joined by Tom Relleen (bass) and Cathy Lucas (keys). 

                                      THE OSCILLATION 'Monographic' Album Teaser from JULIAN HAND on Vimeo.



                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                      Coloured LP Info: Ultra limited white coloured vinyl.

                                      The Friend + L/F/D/M

                                      Fuck Sunsets / Balearic Fisting Split LP

                                        A rad split LP by The Friend (whose debut on the label was on DARK ACID V, is the founder and owner of How to Kill Detroit , as well as releasing great tunes under different names for labels like R&S apollo/ illian tapes/stylss/juke trax) and L/F/D/M (who killed it on his solo Clan Destine EP aswell as with releases on Optimo/CGI and Estactic, at the same time as releasing killer cuts with Dom ex from Factory Floor as Green Gums and Bronze Teeth)...FUCK SUNSETS and BALEARIC FISTING for all...

                                        The Friend brings us 4 tracks of sludge techno straight from the source in Detroit, from the creeped out stylings of ROOM(S), the bleeped out techno of STAR, the menacing groove of BENT and pure bass with STRIPPING.

                                        L/F/D/M (loves flacid disco muscle) drops 4 varied tracks for this, from the full on raging acid techno of BELTON, the intricate drones of DROME V II, creepy sex loops on 88 and the degraded synths of UNTRUTHS.

                                        Various Artists

                                        Invisible Inc EP#6

                                          Invisible Inc bring out their second compilation EP, this time vaguely focussing on the interzone between cosmic disco, balearic house, psychedelic “glam rock” and seedy, tribal, dungeon acid.

                                          Legion of Light spark up the A-side with an uplifting nod of respect to the house sound of Skandinavia reminiscent of Todd Terje, Lindstrom, Prins Thomas et al. Legion of Light are two veteran producers of tech-psychedelia who claim Lakeside Sunrise features the very same Roland Jupiter-8 synth that once belonged to their childhood heroes Hawkwind. A2 sees Glaswegian duo Delta Girls groove onwards with some rather nice dubby guitar-laced beach party vibes

                                          The B-side opens with an obscure nugget that takes things further out there: the appropriately titled Inner Path To Outer Space, an 8-minute voyage through what sounds like innumerable synth patches, fuzz guitar, swinging bass and shuffling drums recorded live at Rimini Psych Festa in 1983 by prog rocker and virtuoso synthesist Claudio Cremonesi ably assisted by the ever-changing line-up of his Gruppo Cosmico. A real gem!

                                          After Cremonesi's sonic mastery the closing track can't possibly live up to expectations and even seems slightly out of place, musically. Half African, half gothic, it's a dark sleazy acid soundtrack to some form of sinister nocturnal perversions, judging by the title. Definitely for fans of weirder stuff....if you like the sound of TB-303s mixed with guitar feedback, tribal percussion, guttural growling (??) and muted trombones this one's for you.

                                          Cooked straight on the searing streets of Glasgow and served up for mind-bending, floor-filling pleasure – Golden Teacher are back with "Sauchiehall Enthrall", an all-new four track EP released directly by the band. Following a slew of snapped-up releases on Optimo Music, Soul Jazz / SOTU, Huntleys & Palmers and Akashic Records – which saw the band meld the worlds of acid-house, leftfield disco, EBM, dub and afrobeat – Golden Teacher have redrawn the boundaries of their sound yet again, giddily embracing jacked-up UK funky, dancehall, musique concrète and further tripped-out stylings from the badlands of Escocia. Slithering, rattling and snapping like a snake with a toothache, this EP is further proof that Golden Teacher are one of the most infectious and unhinged dance acts around at the moment. The EP comes in screen-printed silver sleeves made by the band's own hands.

                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                          Matt says: Golden Teacher's frenzied take on tribal / dancehall riddims and it's a belter. Apparently the band rocked this vibe out at their Manchester gig and it went off - I can see why!

                                          Sasha Jan Rezzie

                                          All My Dreams

                                            Five ultra-emotive and melody-saturated heavy hitters from Brooklyn producers Sasha Desree, Jan Woo, and Rezzie Avissar. Sasha Jan Rezzie is a classic house boy band from the future.

                                            Debut 12” “All My Dreams” is dense and loose and packed with distinctly stoned, romantic feelings filtered through deep house and progressive, breaks-inflected techno. Hazy, hands-in-the-air house peaks collide with OTT epiphanic vocal samples, mutated by clouds of lavender.

                                            Butcher Bear

                                            Don't Save Yourself

                                              Limited vinyl release exclusively for gangsigns72. Hand stamped with wraparound poster sleeve. Includes exclusive remixes by Shit And Shine And Ras G. Support From Powell, Yo-Yo, Boba Fatt, Cherrystones, Rocket Recs, Ross Allen, Stones Throw, Wax Poetics and Okayplayer.

                                              Butch Webster aka Butcher Bear, was born in Austin, TX at the old Brackenridge hospital that later burned down. He’s one of the co-founders of the producer-based event & crew; Exploded Drawing, he books the club, the North Door and he owns and operates (iN)Sect Records in the capital city of Texas. Musically he goes from boom-bap hip-hop to new wave to nightmarish house to new territories of sound altogether. His production is steeped in live instrumentation, growing up as a kid playing drums/gtr/keys/anything around, his bastardized sounds and production weave samples with snatched up sonics. The MC’s featured on the album are all people he considers family, each adding their own flavors, while the main theme stays in tact. ‘What are you saving it for? Let the music air out. Breathe Deep. Stay Original.’ Artwork was painted by Aaron Guadamuz, the artist behind Quasimoto's first 12", "C'mon Feet".

                                              Renato

                                              Alo Alo

                                                Padre Himalaya's first release sees Renato step up to the plate: a young producer from Lisboa gracing us with his debut EP. The ‘Alo Alo’ Ep contains 3 organic groovy tracks with a slightly sense of humour which marks the identity of the Renato project. Super fresh sounds from Portuguese underground that comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! 

                                                The Detroit holy grail will be made available again later this March 2016.
                                                Spanish Mission will re-release Cybotron co-founder Richard Davis's Methane Sea EP this February.
                                                The 1978 record, which goes for up to $800 on the collector's market, comes with a lore all its own. The liner notes explain that at the time of its recording, Davis was suffering from "personal turmoil and a head full of memories from the Vietnam War." The infamous Jonestown, Guyana mass murder occurred two days before the recording session and weighed heavily on his consciousness.
                                                The resulting electronic score would garner attention from legendary Motor City DJ Electrifying Mojo. In the early '80s, Davis performed as 3070 in Cybotron alongside Juan Atkins, laying the groundwork for Detroit techno and electro with cuts like "Alleys Of Your Mind." Despite successful Cybotron albums released on Fantasy Records, Davis spent time penniless and abandoned in a V.A. hospital.
                                                The new 12-inch version of Methane Sea was cut to lacquer straight from the original master tapes. 100 pink vinyl copies will be available in a few weeks, with a full reissue to come. Davis currently lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan and works with music videos, fractal designs and CGI.

                                                O'Flynn

                                                Oberyn / Spyglass

                                                  Clattering percussion, raw energy… all the things that make an O’Flynn release but now with a slightly more mature palette driving this hotly tipped producer forward. The term ‘mature’ is used lightly, it’s still completely mad with a load of sub!! 

                                                  Enrique

                                                  Please Shut The Door

                                                    Fresh, blazing cuts from entro senestre's newly minted label outta Brooklyn, NYC!

                                                    "Please Shut The Door reflects Enrique’s mastery of hybridity, touching on industrial palettes with the use of proper rave pacing."
                                                    - Nick Klien (Unknown Precept / Ascetic House) 

                                                    Zagittarius

                                                    1984 Trax EP

                                                      TRACKSIDE unearths more precious gems direct from the lost tapes of the mysterious ZAGITTARIUS. These are guaranteed authentic finds that were thought to be gone forever. One-side limited edition pressing

                                                      Various Artists

                                                      Record Review 1992

                                                        Another hot find containing a 1990's MASTERS AT WORK remix of the COVER GIRLS by the team of MAW, TONY HUMPHRIES & TODD TERRY along with Disco classics GINO SOCCIO, RAUL DE SOUZA and RAYDIO.

                                                        Another example of Marshall Jefferson's unassailable genius in the late 80's, as he moved effortlessly from raw jackin' gear through to redemptive vocals. Nowhere near as famous as its predecessor "7 Ways" on Dance Mania but arguably better.
                                                        Re mastered for 2016 and re issued in conjunction with Trax.

                                                        Todd Osborn / Laurence Guy

                                                        Cin Cin 002

                                                          Cin Cin, a series of split 12’s from Fort Romeau (Ghostly Int. / Running Back / Robert Johnson) and Warm’s Ali Tillett. Each instalment bringing together friends old and new in a spirit of collaboration and togetherness.

                                                          Cin Cin is back for round two, this time calling up Michigan superstar Todd Osborn who delivers a 1,2 knockout punch with heavyweight acid killers “We Gonna Jak” and “On the T”.

                                                          On the flip Londoner Laurence Guy gives us an anglo saxon take on that heady deepdiscohouse sound thats guaranteed to warm the body and soothe the mind in these last dark days of winter. 

                                                          Hi And Saberhägen

                                                          Qyzyland EP

                                                            Anthony Naples label Proibito kicks off 2016 with two new twelves. Hi And Saberhägen are two friends from Glasgow who make some incredible music. Here we have three songs in their very unique styles - a crazy, out of step, tribal acid house song, one paranoid disco stormer, and a walkabout through some trippi foliage to bring it home

                                                            A brilliant tune produced by a team who also worked together at Chicago's Loop Record store, Jesse Jones and Carl Bias. Written by Leroy Haggard (AKA Mr. Lee, "When You Hold Me" was arguably the fiest of the deep house genre. The pair went on to work extensively with Liz Torres, the queen of house.
                                                            Re mastered for 2016 and re released in conjunction with Trax.

                                                            HJ / AN

                                                            Split EP

                                                              Anthony Naples label Proibito kicks off 2016 with two new twelves. First up we have a quick split between HJ and AN One freaky-deaky drum tool that operates on it own wave in space and time on the A, and the other side - a snappy, hazy ode(s) to the Rhodes.


                                                              Various Artists

                                                              Edit & Dub Vol.4: Rarest Of The Rare

                                                                EDIT & DUB keep pushing on with Holy Grail disco of "OUCH DUB" by SHANTEL SISTER & KEVA along with unreleased versions of classics by the legendary LARRY HEARD and The JONESES. One-sided limited edition pressing.

                                                                Cluster

                                                                1971-1881

                                                                  All original albums plus one unreleased (Konzerte 1972/1977), remastered by Willem Makkee Booklet featuring essays on each album and rare photos.

                                                                  Cluster’s influence on the development of electronic music cannot be overstated. The original trio of Conrad Schnitzler, Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius released two seminal albums as Kluster before Roedelius and Moebius replaced the K with a C and continued as a duo. They produced eight albums in their most innovative period between 1971 and 1981, two of them together with another pioneer of electronic music, Brian Eno. Cluster anticipated much of what would later emerge in such varied styles as industrial, ambient, electro and even synthpop. Some call Cluster’s music avant-garde, others Krautrock or Kosmische Musik.

                                                                  Few would dispute their immense influence on the music of younger generations, even though commercial success largely eluded them. Hence their first album, as a microcosm of their entire oeuvre, made the list of 100 Records That Set The World On Fire (While No One Was Listening) in The Wire magazine, the ultimate purveyor of good taste.

                                                                  The box set contains all eight of the regular LPs which represent their main phase, plus a previously unreleased album of two live recordings from the years 1972 and 1977. All of the albums have been remastered by Willem Makkee. Asmus Tietchens has contributed an exclusive text on the evolution and significance of the band. The booklets also include essays on each individual album.

                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                  LP Box Set Info: 180g vinyl box set, limited to 1000 copies worldwide.

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                                                                  CD Box Set Info: Limited to 1500 copies worldwide.

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                                                                  Benedikt Frey crafts a musical aesthetic that (much like the ESP Institute) might only be seen in its true form from a birds-eye view—a whole greater than the sum of its parts. His playful indifference to genre specifics and pre-prescribed instrumentation or production techniques makes for a loose and refreshing collection of work, and this debut for the ESP Institute, The Lobbyist, serves up an incongruous three tracks so bewildering and narcotic we’re already impatiently fiending for more. On side A, the title track is no less than a medieval assault. Led by a stomping war drum and a blasting bass synth that might literally have caught the studio on fire, an erratic array of clanking percussion, hi-hats and cymbals push us into a sinister corner where his whispering chant grants us the smallest bit of humanity before continuing with the beating. On side B, Cupids Delight (ft TCB) and Gravel both explore variations on beauty—the former in a blur of ghost-like vocals smeared in harmony across a low-slung machine drums, and the latter evoking a tropical affair gone psychedelic, complete with drawn-out disorienting marimba and ritual clave/tom arrangements. Welcome home brother Benedikt, what took you so long?

                                                                  Mozez

                                                                  Run River - The Ray Mang Versions

                                                                    Mozez (Zero 7, Nightmares On Wax) teams up with Ray Mang for some gospel disco infused versions of Run River, a track from his new album Wings.

                                                                    After the success of their collaboration with Mozez' girlfriend Mari's track Free a couple of years ago, Mozez invited Ray to do some versions of something from his new album Wings recently released on Numen Records. Run River with its powerful gospel vocal harmonies and disco tinged guitar seemed the obvious choice. Presented here on heavyweight 180g 12" vinyl in three versions for your listening pleasure.

                                                                    Shonen Knife

                                                                    Adventure

                                                                      Japanese cult pop punk trio Shonen Knife celebrate their 35th Anniversary this year with their 19th album Adventure.

                                                                      Formed in Osaka by guitarist and chief songwriter Naoko in 1981, Japan's Shonen Knife rose from humble DIY beginnings crafting their own idiosyncratic songs, and fashioning their own brightly coloured outfits, to sharing a stage with Nirvana on their Nevermind tour, trailblazing a path for women in music and inspiring legions of bands.

                                                                      Adventure sees the band delving deeper in to the 70s rock leanings that they explored on their last album Overdrive. As Naoko explains; "passing through the 70s, the music genre which was born as rock'n'roll developed to ROCK. This album is like that." Musical references include Thin Lizzy, Motorhead and Deep Purple, but of course, this is Shonen Knife, so there is still an excitable pop element to the music. There are catchy hooks and 60s girl-group inspired harmonies along the way but the album is firmly rooted in 70s Rock. The album continues the Shonen Knife tradition of singing about food. "Wasabi" is a Motorhead-esque ode to Japan's favourite condiment and "Green Tangerine" is about Kabosu tangerines which are tiny and green and used like a lemon, they are a local specialty of Risa's hometown Oita. "Cotton Candy Clouds" is based on one of Naoko's favourite motifs, cotton candy. It plays homage to 70s era Beatles with a colourful arrangement and layered vocal harmonies.

                                                                      Despite their 35 years as a band, Shonen Knife still sound as fresh and vital as they ever did. They have maintained their rightful place in the ever-changing indie rock scene as one of the most influential and beloved of Japanese rock exportsLive, they are tight with machine-precision, punching out fast, highly exciting sets of Punk, Pop, Rock & Metal hits, all coated with their own distinctively quirky and life-affirming charm.

                                                                      Jaakko Eino Kalevi

                                                                      Dreamzone Remixes - Inc. Tom Noble / Peaking Lights Remixes

                                                                        The limited Especial Specials continues with 4 remixes of Jaakko Eino Kalevi's Dreamzone EP. Featuring a heavy weight line up of Tom Noble, Heatsick, Peaking Lights and Vezurro, this is an all-bases-covered masterclass is taking Jaakko's pop leanings and giving them some boogie, dub and Italo sparkle.

                                                                        Hot on the heels of the Steaua de Mare Remixes comes 4 retakes of Jaakko Eino Kalevi's idiosyncratic pop stylings. Licensed from Weird World Records, this sees the multi-instrumentalist's original Dreamzone EP handed over for readjustment.

                                                                        The up, up boogie vibes of Tom Noble's calling card create his best remix to take. No Fun maybe Jaakko's 'ladies' love hymn, but with Tom's distinctive "never ending" bass and hats loops moving hips, a keys solo and vocal interplay ensure sublime perfection.

                                                                        Next Steven Warwick's superb Heatsick project implants his twisted casio-rawness in to Jaakko's world, marrying Memories ghostly vocals into a mix of afro-clipped beats and lo-fi melody that just fits.

                                                                        So happy to finally welcome in friends, family and inspiration, Peaking Lights in to the family. Aaron and Indra's uplifting dub love comes alive in this remix, with live bass grooves, vibing keys and Jaakko's unique vocal riding-a-riddim' all night long.

                                                                        To close up and coming Vezurro return to No Fun, providing an Italo love ode that can only move hearts into a true Rimini '84 summer affair. "Can't you see that I'm dancing?"

                                                                        Karl Bartos

                                                                        Life (2016)

                                                                          Advance vinyl 7" single, announcing the re-release of Karl Bartos’ 'Communication' album, originally released in 2003. A classically trained percussionist and keyboard player, Karl Bartos was a key member of Kraftwerk's classic line-up between 1975 and 1990 "the second from the left". As you would expect from the man responsible for co-writing Kraftwerk masterpieces such as ‘The Model’, ‘The Robots’, ‘Numbers’ or ‘Pocket Calculator’ - which have gone on to shape the current musical world as we know it, electronic or otherwise ,the album 'Communication' often referred to as the artist’s 'Lost Album' - contains plenty of melody-driven numbers that operate in a dual universe of pop and electronica. Thirteen years down the line, Bartos is re-releasing his first real solo album now complete with a pristine re-mastering. The lead single ‘Life’ perhaps being the most perfect representation of this: 'Finally, I have to get on with my life' he sings. Lyrically it speaks volumes but sonically it almost seems to pay a return thank you to New Order in its breezy, harmonious yet infectious structure. New Order being a group clearly in admiration of Bartos’ work in and out of Kraftwerk and also in which the pair (Bartos and Bernard Sumner) would work together under the guise of Electronic, along with Johnny Marr in 1996.

                                                                          Bastedos / Rune Lindbaek

                                                                          I Just Wanna Boogie / Supermann

                                                                            Rune Lindbaek joins Bastedos on this new edition featuring two tracks from polar oposites of the BPM spectrum. Side A from Bastedos features a pacey electronic number with flavours of both rock and disco and a singer making the asertion that ' I Just Wanna Dance, I Just Wanna Boogie', surely any listener will be left with a similar desire when they hear this at their favourite discotetheque. Rune slows it down a gear or two for the flip with his version of Supermann, this is a perfect end of the night track that would melt the hips of even the man of steel.

                                                                            Lush

                                                                            Blind Spot EP

                                                                              The first new music from Lush for 20 years, and the first the band have released since their single 500 (Shake Baby Shake), taken from their last album Lovelife, in July 1996.

                                                                              The four tracks were recorded in the summer of 2015 with Daniel Hunt (Ladytron) and Jim Abbiss (Adele, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys)

                                                                              Talking about the recording of the EP, Miki Berenyi commented:
                                                                              "It certainly took sometime to come together, but once we were in the studio, everything came together incredibly quickly. It was great fun!
                                                                              It's been a long time since I've written Lush lyrics, and I realised early on with this EP that what I wrote about then is not what I feel comfortable writing about now. My perspective, and what is close to my heart, has changed, and I think that's conveyed in the songs."

                                                                              Bassist Phil King added:"I know I'm biased, but I work for a music magazine and so much of the music I hear played in the office sounds non-descript or derivative. Emma has this way of writing unusual chord changes and manages to weave lovely melodies over the top, and it immediately sounds distinctive, like Lush."

                                                                              Signed to 4AD in 1989, over the course of 3 full-length albums, an early mini-album and a number of EPs and singles, they went on to sharpen their pop sound, outliving and outgrowing the 'scene' with which they were initially associated.

                                                                              4AD recently released, to much acclaim, both a vinyl reissue of Lush's 'best of' compilation Ciao! and a limited edition five-disc box set titled Chorus.

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                                                                              Includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                              Philip Glass

                                                                              Candyman 2 - Farewell To The Flesh

                                                                                Following up on our last year’s release for Candyman (1992) One Way Static Records is now proud to announce the release of Mr. Glass' iconic motion picture soundtrack for Clive Barker's 1995 Candyman II (Farewell to the Flesh) on vinyl and cassette.

                                                                                Clive Barker who wrote the story for Candyman is a multi talented artist, painter, director & producer. The extent of his work is endless. Spawning the likes of Nightbreed, Hellraiser, Lord Of Illusions and the Books Of Blood just to name a few.

                                                                                Philip Glass also needs no introduction. Considered one of the most influential composers of the last century his works are featured in a multitude of movies like Koyaanisqatsi, Hamburger Hill, The Truman Show, etc. Mr. Glass was nominated for and won several Golden Globes, Bafta & Academy Awards.

                                                                                For the first time on vinyl, packaged in deluxe old school tip-on gatefold jackets.

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                                                                                Ltd LP Info: Black vinyl version limited to 500 copies worldwide (with obi strip).

                                                                                The Coral

                                                                                Distance Inbetween

                                                                                  FOR A LIMITED PERIOD ONLY: PRE-ORDERS OF THE CD & LP WILL RECEIVE A FREE EXCLUSIVE ART PRINT DESIGNED BY IAN SKELLY FROM THE CORAL - LAMINATED AND PRINTED ON A DELUXE SILK PAPER STOCK.

                                                                                  'Distance Inbetween' is The Coral’s first album of original material since 2010’s Butterfly House, a gap punctuated by last year’s surprise release of their lost album, 'The Curse of Love'. Since their debut EP release in 2001 the band have sold over a million UK albums, with five reaching the Top 10 including 2003’s chart-topping 'Magic and Medicine'. Their eight Top 40 singles include Dreaming Of You, In The Morning, Pass It On, and Don’t Think You’re The First.

                                                                                  Recorded at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studio with co-producer Richard Turvey, 'Distance Inbetween' was recorded live and mostly in just one take. The seams of each of the album’s 12-tracks are purposely rough-hewn and pave the way for a new visceral sound from a totally reenergised band.

                                                                                  "Before we started making the album we had discussed that we wanted it to be more minimal and rhythmical,” explains James Skelly (vocals, guitars). “We thought ‘if you've got a rhythm section that’s been playing together for almost twenty years, why not make that the centre of the songs?’"

                                                                                  On the album James, Ian Skelly (drums/percussion/vocals), Nick Power (keyboard/vocals), and Paul Duffy (bass/keyboards/vocals) are joined by Coral newbie, guitarist Paul Molloy, formerly of The Zutons.

                                                                                  “Paul was playing with Ian in their band, Serpent Power, and we'd all been mates with him for years,” says James. “We already had a couple of tunes recorded and Ian suggested Paul add some guitar. His parts really enhanced the tracks; he understood where he needed to leave space. From that point we didn't look back. We had a full line-up and were confident we could make an album that would stand next to the others."

                                                                                  On 'Distance Inbetween' listeners are invited into The Coral’s world of Richard Yates’ books, Alan Moore comics, 1980's toys, the sound of krautrock compilations and Muddy Waters’ Electric Mud, and Gregory Crewdson’s darkly beautiful photography.

                                                                                  La Sera

                                                                                  Music For Listening To Music To

                                                                                    The title of La Sera's fourth album says a lot by saying so precious little: Music For Listening to Music To. So, in other words, "music." After the punky heft and wildness of 2014's Hour of the Dawn, an LP that thrashed against expectation, Katy Goodman returns with a set of songs that double down on solid simplicity — the power of wry lyrics, glorious guitar, driving backbeat, and the occasional pump organ groove. And as the record cover gives away, Goodman isn't alone.

                                                                                    La Sera is a duo now — that's guitarist/cowriter/new husband (!) Todd Wisenbaker standing up there. And Ryan Adams joins to produce the fruit of their union, La Sera's first live-recorded analog album, featuring 10 tunes about good love, bad love, dead men, and confused kids.

                                                                                    Music For Listening to Music To opens on "High Notes," where rollicking guitar and punk drums chugga-chugga beneath Goodman's assured coo. Her lines deftly wrap the snark of Morrissey inside the sneer of Johnny Cash, and if you ask her what her favorite parts of the new album are, she'll tell you it's the scrappy stuff. "Time to Go," which hurdles out the gate on a rocket of slide guitar and elastic bass, is another one aimed at settling old accounts — just 'cause our heroine is happily married doesn't mean she can't take swings at those who came before.

                                                                                    For a glimpse at the album's genesis, though, pull up duet "One True Love." When it came time to write her fourth full-length, Goodman wasn't sure where she wanted to take the music. One night she and Wisenbaker (a Jenny and Johnny touring alum who joined La Sera in 2012 and produced Hour of the Dawn) did something they'd shockingly never done before: wrote a song together. That upbeat jangle-pop cut was the result, and the rest poured out. Wisenbaker sings on two others as well — the coiffed malt shop blues of "I Need an Angel" and bittersweet rocker "Nineties," which features synth by Adams and Greta Morgan (The Hush Sound, Gold Motel). Nate Lotz (Halsey, Madi Diaz) drummed for the weeklong PAX-AM studio sessions.

                                                                                    As a testament to the chemistry that happened in that space, Music For Listening to Music To spawned another fruitful relationship: Adams and Wisenbaker hit it off and decided to start their own band. Instead they wound up recording a bunch of Taylor Swift covers, which became the 1989 album. These days Wisenbaker's doing double duty — you might've seen him backing Adams on Jimmy Kimmel or The Daily Show.

                                                                                    Goodman says Adams' excitement about taking La Sera into the analog realm inspired her to embrace the back-to-basics approach. Considering that, it's the slower, more spacious tracks — like the spare and moody "Begins to Rain" or the grunge-kissed closer, "Too Little Too Late" — that best illustrate how far La Sera's come since 2011's self-titled bedroom-pop debut and 2012's brighter (if still emotionally overcast) Sees the Light. Goodman's knack for swoon and gloom, first heard via Vivian Girls, is only enhanced by the addition of Wisenbaker's voice. As she sings on "A Thousand Ways," arguably Music For Listening to Music To's dreamiest song, "Love can do all of these things." Knowing Goodman there's a sly wink in there, but it's easy to imagine, if only for a beat, that the carefree flame of the oldies La Sera hold so dear still burns here.

                                                                                    Mexrrissey

                                                                                    No Manchester

                                                                                      Delving into Mexico’s unlikely obsession for all-things-Morrissey, Mexico City-based DJ and producer Camilo Lara, founder of the electronic music project Mexican Institute of Sound (M.I.S.), together with bandleader Sergio Mendoza (Orkesta Mendoza/Calexico) has assembled a super-group of Mexico’s leading contemporary musicians, paying homage to the iconic Smiths frontman.

                                                                                      Through M.I.S., Lara has developed a reputation for blending traditional music with more modern sounds and with this project he explores the relationship between Mexico and Morrissey, reinventing his work with brass, accordion and other Mexican elements. His songs of love, loss and longing, with powerful imagery and metaphors have found a huge audience and chimed with generations raised on rancheras and mariachis.

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                                                                                      Ltd LP Info: Limited LP on Mexican flag coloured vinyl – white with streaks of green and red.

                                                                                      The Coral

                                                                                      The Coral - Clear Vinyl Edition

                                                                                        A clever mix of psychedelia and classic scouse songwriting that propels this unlikely bunch of Hoylake scallies a million miles away from current musical trends. Taking influences such as Love, Captain Beefheart, Pink Floyd and adding a truckload of dope they have created a weird and surreal world without reducing it to unlistenable wackiness. Bewildering, enthralling, funny, exciting and completely free of the accepted notions of cool, this could well be the feelgood album of 2002!

                                                                                        When The Coral first arrived on the scene in 2001 with their EP Shadows Fall, the British press hailed them as their answer to the The Strokes. NME called The Coral the best new band in England. Their fervent originality struck a chord that kept on ringing until their 2002 self-titled debut release.

                                                                                        That's when the praise really started flowing in, as did the sailing references: they were even nominated for the Mercury Music Prize a day after the album was released. The Coral were jaunty, rambunctious and youthful (their oldest member only 21); their music was strangely coherent despite the obvious oddness and idiosyncratic nature of each and every song.

                                                                                        The psychedelic sheen doesn't hide a sturdy pop surface, though, and neither does is obfuscate the boatload of talent these young men obviously have. Unsettling and slightly disorienting, this is truly an interesting and memorable record, out on vinyl for the first time since a limited vinyl release in 2002!

                                                                                        Morrissey

                                                                                        Bona Drag - 180g Vinyl

                                                                                          Originally released in October 1980, "Bona Drag" brings together his first seven singles, four of which went Top 10: his Top 5 debut, "Suedehead"; the anthemic "Everyday Is Like Sunday"; "Interesting Drug", and "The Last Of The Famous International Playboys". Completing the album come the Top 20 hits "Ouija Board, Ouija Board", "November Spawned A Monster" and "Piccadilly Palare" alongside a selection of high quality B-sides from all the singles.

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                                                                                          2xLtd LP Info: Includes poster.

                                                                                          Jethro Tull

                                                                                          Living In The Past - 180g Vinyl

                                                                                            An early 'best of' of sorts, the album, which was originally release in 1972 was compiled to build on the success of previous album 'Aqualung' in America.

                                                                                            The album compiles some of their best moments so far along with a couple of live tracks recorded at the Carnegie Hall in 1970.

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                                                                                            Includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                            Hawkwind

                                                                                            Space Ritual - 180g Vinyl

                                                                                              Featuring Hawkwind's classic line-up, which included vocalist/guitarist (and band constant) Dave Brock and bassist/occasional vocalist Lemmy (soon to depart and form Motorhead), 1973's "Space Ritual" is monolithic in stature and stands as the group's most impressive live (if not overall) recording. Although the ensemble often garnered comparisons to Pink Floyd, Hawkwind was far more aggressive than Waters, Gilmour, and company, charging through a potent, freeform set of cosmic freakouts (the trippy "Earth Calling") and rumbling metal ("Lord of Light" sounds like Black Sabbath in lunar orbit). 

                                                                                              While the entire outing is stellar, the British space-rock group really hits a stride during the epic "Orgone Accumulator", which settles into a deep, acid groove. Although the spoken-word segments (most notably a recitation of sci-fi/fantasy author Michael Moorcock's "Black Corridor" by vocalist/poet Bob Calvert) might not suit everyone, "Space Ritual" endures as both a document of its era and one of Hawkwind's finest releases.

                                                                                              Messalina are back with a new vinyl release, this time welcoming Balearic supremo Riccio to the fold. The man from Bologna delivers three tracks of the highest quality opening with an astonishing 10 minute edit of an 80s pop track from his native Italy. ‘Bella’ is a stunning swirling yearning ode to a lost summer love underpinned with funky drums and percussion keeping up the dancefloor interest. Turn over for more magnificence with a bumping funky rework of a superb African 7inch with its folk sensibilities slightly tamed for a modern audience and now with a long and proper intro that celebrates the great acid synth only played once in the original. Last up is the great uptempo summery samba of 'Todo Dia', an ecological and 'happily conscious' song about the Brazilian Indios...extended final break appreciated! Another winner for Messalina - limited vinyl only so don’t sleep.

                                                                                              The Midnight Band

                                                                                              The Bottle - Kon Rework

                                                                                              On the newest Star Time release, Kon reworks "The Bottle". Most should be familiar with this song but this gets the standard Kon treatment, an intro that builds dropping into The Bottle's infamous chords bass line breakdowns and more.
                                                                                              For the flipside Kon remixes the rework for more of a housier vibe, chopping some vocal sections and some guitar ala George Benson style.

                                                                                              Leon Vynehall

                                                                                              Rojus (Designed To Dance)

                                                                                                Two years ago I played at Studio 9 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The following day I missed my flight home and ended up spending an extra day, which gave me a chance to explore the city with my friend Linus, who took me to the Contemporary Art Centre. It was there I spotted a book named ‘Rojus’, that Linus told me translated as ‘Paradise’. The word and striking cover of the book stuck in my mind. A few days after returning home, I turned on to a National Geographic documentary named ‘Designed To Dance’, explaining the courtship rituals of Birds Of Paradise. As I watched, i jokingly began drawing similarities between these birds’ attempts to captivate and impress the opposite sex with dance, and the way strangers try to attract one another in clubs and interact on the dance floor. This gave me the idea of creating a record of functional club music, sequenced as if it were a club night, from doors to closing, using samples of these Birds Of Paradise and their habitat. Thus, Rojus. Leon Vynehall 2016

                                                                                                King Tubby Vs Channel One

                                                                                                Dub Soundclash

                                                                                                  King Tubby’s and Channel One were two of the great studios that produced so many of the great reggae rhythms in Kingston.Jamaica find themselves here for one night only battling for the trophy. So who would be better placed to compare the Dub Soundclash from the two great studios then Bunny Lee himself. Throwing rhythms over at Channel One who had enlisted the great DJ Jah Stitch to return the fire. So sit back and enjoy two great institutions of the Reggae sound ,battling it out for sumpremacy. The winner?...we will leave that decision up to the listener. But in this Dub Soundclash there is no loser...


                                                                                                  Charles Bradley

                                                                                                  Changes

                                                                                                    Soul singer Charles Bradley’s star has been on the rise since the release of his widely praised 2011 debut album No Time For Dreaming, and his ascent has continued long after the release of his triumphant second album, 2013’s Victim of Love. Dubbed “The Screaming Eagle of Soul,” the singer will release his third albumChanges on April 1, 2016 on Daptone Records imprint Dunham Records.

                                                                                                    The album is named for his popular cover of the Black Sabbath track, previously only available as a Record Store Day 45. “I think about the lyrics very closely when I sing ‘Changes’ and get emotional,” says Bradley. “It makes me think of my mother and the changes in my life since she passed away.”


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                                                                                                    Includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                    Iggy Pop

                                                                                                    New Values - Gold & Silver Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                      New Values is the third solo studio album by Iggy Pop and his first record since The Stooges’ Fun House and post- Stooges Kill City without any involvement from David Bowie. It was released in 1979.

                                                                                                      Featuring “I’m Bored” and “Five Foot One”. The track “Don’t Look Down” was covered by David Bowie on his 1984 Tonight album.


                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                      LP Info: 180g audiophile vinyl pressing with insert. first pressing of 1000 numbered copies on gold & purple mixed vinyl.

                                                                                                      David Kilgour

                                                                                                      Sugar Mouth

                                                                                                        David Kilgour's second solo album, Sugar Mouth, is one of the sweetest slices of timeless guitar pop you can taste. Released on Flying Nun in 1994, the album is now re-issued again on gatefold 12" LP and CD. The re-issue also includes 10 bonus tracks and demos from the original recording featured on the CD and download.

                                                                                                        David Kilgour is something of a cult figure, as the guitar and voice of left-field trio The Clean and a slew of fantastic solo albums – he’s up to 9 now – he has written the blueprint for New Zealand indie music and many bands to come. Kilgour’s talent for writing furiously catchy pop music with an understated Kiwi-style aura of ‘60s psychedlia is well-documented. A musician with a timeless way with guitar and song, just like his terrific debut, Here Come The Cars (1992), Sugar Mouth is laden with mesmerizing guitar melodies and shimmering pop brilliance.

                                                                                                        However, like all his work there is the tilt of sunny melancholy, at times swapping out the guitar fuzz for a touch of acoustic strong’s and piano. And, like all his career, it’s ear-catching from the start with No No No, Fallaway and Filter perfect examples of his knack for well-crafted but deceptively simple songs. Before rollicking on through to the quietly graceful closer, Never End. Sugar Mouth is a stunning record both glistening and honest, and is yet another reason he can make claim to being one of New Zealand’s best musical treasures. 

                                                                                                        Rats On Rafts

                                                                                                        Some Velvet Morning

                                                                                                          Following the release of second album ‘Tape Hiss’ on Fire Records in October last year, Rats On Rafts return with new single “Some Velvet Morning” and spring tour that sees them share the stage with at London’s Tufnell Park Dome on 24th March. Abrasive and uncompromising, their Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood cover far from emulates with its twisted and dark original take on the classic. B-side is their last single ‘Last Day On Earth’ taken from their lastest album ‘Tape Hiss’ which saw them feature in Mojo’s talent section ‘Mojo Rising’. Hotly tipped as ones to watch across all corners of the music press the "Rotterdam awkwardists churn underground noise with bracing warped pop appeal" (Mojo). 

                                                                                                          "Their hot blooded sound recalls the extra messy post-hardcore psychedelia of early Flaming Lips or less hi-fi King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizzard. Stay Tuned." MOJO. 

                                                                                                          “Especially impressive is the way they play with texture and rhythm, locating a sweet spot between snarling chaos and poised precision, and building on the signifiers of the genre’s forebearers.” The Quietus. 

                                                                                                          “Rats On Rafts don’t so much slow down and pull up to their terminal, but rather hammer their foot to the accelerator and drive straight off a cliff.” Loud & Quiet.

                                                                                                          "Their songwriting is superb and shows a seasoned depth far beyond their years. This is a portrait of a band firing creatively on all cylinders. Their time is now. Don’t miss out." Blurt.

                                                                                                          John Zorn

                                                                                                          Flaga: The Book Of Angels Volume 27

                                                                                                            For one of the last CDs in the Book of Angels series Zorn has put together an astonishing all-star piano trio featuring three of the most powerful and respected musicians in the jazz/new music scene: Craig Taborn, Christian McBride and Tyshawn Sorey.

                                                                                                            Diving into eight tunes from Zorn’s mystical Masada project they take off in flights of melodic, rhythmic and harmonic fancy that will make your head spin. Visceral and virtuosic, Flaga is one of the most spontaneous and exciting instalments in the Masada catalog.


                                                                                                            Causa Sui

                                                                                                            Return To Sky

                                                                                                              Causa Sui are back with a new studio record, the successor to 2013’s Euporie Tide, which consolidated the band as a crucial underground force in the European psych scene and spread their unique brand of warm-toned stoner rock to a wider audience.

                                                                                                              Return To Sky is a condensed piece of acutely experimental, yet immensely engaging, instrumental rock. Each of the album’s five epics unfolds as a microcosm of the band’s genre-transcending psychedelia at large, yet adds something different to the whole. There’s a kind of musical metamorphosis taking place that’s deeply ingrained in the band’s natural flux by now: heavy, detuned riffs are transformed into wide, pastoral soundscapes, and fluid minimalism warped into swirling crescendos and back again. Occasionally the band even manages to sound turbulent, fuzzed-out yet strangely peaceful at the very same time. Whereas so much of today’s psychedelic scene comes off as merely a tribute to a certain period of the past, Causa Sui seem to be on a different mission.

                                                                                                              More than any other record in their catalog Return To Sky declares their roots in the avant rock of the late 1990s - where different eras and genres merged into something that resonated as much with the present as it celebrated the past. It also reveals the fact that members of the band has had their hands in many different projects since the band’s debut album in 2005: solo excursions into synthesizer music, collaborations with members of Sunburned Hand Of The Man and Tortoise as well as film soundtracks, guest spots with krautrock legends Faust and Damo Suzuki and various improv sessions. It has all worked a subtle influence on the kind of band they have become.

                                                                                                              Causa Sui’s music is now more earthy and heavy than ever before, but it’s ability to absorb everything from shoegaze and vintage Italian film music to spiritual jazz, afrobeat and minimalism into its fabric has matured as well. Never before has Causa Sui sounded as deep and mesmerizing as on this set. Jonas Munk: Guitars & electronics Jess Kahr: Bass Jakob Skøtt: Drums & Percussion Rasmus Rasmussen: Keys and electronics.

                                                                                                              Pere Ubu

                                                                                                              The Hearpen Singles 1975-1977

                                                                                                                As vital as ever, no band before or since has ever sounded like Pere Ubu - period. The Hearpen Singles were released between 1975 and 1977. Initially remastered and included on vinyl in the ‘Elitism for the People 1975-1978’ box, and now on CD to coincide with the release of ‘Architecture of Language 1979-1982’ box set and the Coed Jail tour. This collection of singles includes ‘30 Seconds Over Tokyo’, ‘Heart of Darkness’ and ‘The Modern Dance’ amongst others. 

                                                                                                                “By 1978 they had achieved what no other group would even attempt, before or since…” NME – Andy Gill. 

                                                                                                                “They're the greatest out-rock 'n' roll group of this millennium, and probably the next.” The Wire – Edwin Pouncey.


                                                                                                                Pere Ubu

                                                                                                                Architecture Of Language

                                                                                                                  4LP box set with new masters of the albums ‘New Picnic Time’ (1979), ‘The Art Of Walking’ (1980) and ‘Song Of The Bailing Man’ (1982) plus a disk of extras, ‘Architectural Salvage’, ‘Co-Ed jail’ poster and download postcard. Pere Ubu reinvented rock music from the ground up. Equally at ease with Sun Ra and The Monkees, Glen Campbell and The MC5, Can and The Raspberries, they are the white Funkadelic. 2015’s box set release, ‘Elitism For The People 1975-1978’ is a veritable primer for exploring the possibilities of popular music. It documents the band “creating their own private musical apocalypse and then forging on to start the world anew” (Uncut, Jim Wirth).

                                                                                                                  The second in the series of box sets, ‘Architecture Of Language 1979-1982,’ gathers together “the scariest album ever recorded,” ‘New Picnic Time,’ with its companion releases, ‘The Art Of Walking’ and ‘Song Of The Bailing Man.’ These are records of “unique beauty - a beauty marked by truth and thus also tragic and sometimes painful” (Sounds, Chris Cutler). Ian Penman, writing in 1980 in the New Musical Express, said “It is obvious that (the history of) Pere Ubu should not be thought of in terms of a linear development - reducing its entire operation and presence to an exclusive concern for working and succeeding in rock and roll. Unfortunately, most criticism - of Pere Ubu, of many other folks - assumes that words have one meaning, that desires point in a single direction, that ideas are logical; it ignores the fact that the world of language, noise and desire is one of lack, insecurity, interruption, struggle, blundering, disguises, ploys, embarrassed grins.”

                                                                                                                  Mastered by Brian Pyle, the original quarter-inch stereo mix tapes were digitally transferred by Paul Hamann at Suma at a 192khz / 24 bit resolution. From these the vinyl LPs were cut by Pete Norman with a Neumann VMS80 lathe. The Coed Jail Tour marks the release of the box with a set list drawn exclusively from the recordings of 1975-1982. Tom Herman, guitarist from 1975 to 1979 and from 1997 to 2002, rejoins the band for the tour. The line-up is David Thomas, Tom Herman, Robert Wheeler, Michele Temple and Steve Mehlman. Wheeler and Temple have been in Pere Ubu since 1994, Mehlman since 1995. 

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                                                                                                                  4xLP Box Set Info: Box set, 4LPs, poster, download card.

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                                                                                                                  Fox Tooth was one of the BIG releases of 2015 on Local Talk.

                                                                                                                  If you haven't heard it you probably don't remember 2015 at all !

                                                                                                                  All we did was play Fox Tooth. Now, a year later we're proud to present the Fox Tooth Remixes.

                                                                                                                  Karizma aka Kaytronik gets straight to the point, strips down the original and tensely builds the track slowly, keeping the groove on the bone.

                                                                                                                  On the flip, Peacy offers a remix with all the elements of the original, perfectly combined with a few tricks of his own, in a stunning new combination, it sure impresses.

                                                                                                                  Secret Squirrels

                                                                                                                  No. 10

                                                                                                                  More cut up, heavy dance floor tackle that criss-crosses the boundaries of proto-House and Disco from those anonymous edit masters The Secret Squirrels.

                                                                                                                  Tracky as hell and cut loud for impact, the Squirrels make no apologies for taking aim directly at the dance floor.

                                                                                                                  No nonsense - devastation guaranteed! 

                                                                                                                  Kevin Morby

                                                                                                                  Singing Saw

                                                                                                                    Singing Saw is a record written simply and realized orchestrally. In it, Kevin Morby faces the reality that true beauty – deep and earned – demands a whole-world balance that includes our darker sides. It is a record of duality, one that marks another stage of growth for this young, gifted songwriter with a kind face and a complicated mind.

                                                                                                                    In the Autumn of 2014, Kevin Morby moved to the small Los Angeles neighborhood of Mount Washington. The move would shape Singing Saw, Morby's first album for new label Dead Oceans. Previous tenants at Morby's new home happened to leave an upright piano behind, with a few mysterious pieces of sheet music and an introductory book of common chords stacked on top. Thankful to finally be in one place for an extended spell, Morby, a beginner at the piano, immediately sat at the new instrument and began composing the songs that would form Singing Saw.

                                                                                                                    Alongside, he began taking long walks through the winding hills and side streets of the neighborhood each night, glimpsing views of both the skyline's sweeping lights and the dark, dried out underbrush of the LA flora. The duality of the city itself began to shape a set of lyrical ideas that he would refine with the sparse accompaniment of piano and acoustic guitar.

                                                                                                                    What is a singing saw? It is an instrument that creates ethereal sounds, but it is also a tool: basic and practical while also being fearsome, even destructive. Morby watches the singing saw in its eponymous song; that instrument of eerie soft beauty cuts down the flowers in its path and chases after him, while his surroundings mock and dwarf him, Alice in Wonderland style. And in a singing saw, we can understand music as something more powerful than its inviting, delicate sound. No wonder Morby talks about a "songbook" in his head as something he needs to take up the hills so he can "get rid of it." Heavy themes are nothing new for Morby, whose previous records (2013's Harlem River and 2014's Still Life, both released on the Woodsist label) dealt with their own eerie visions and damning prophecies.

                                                                                                                    Morby opens Singing Saw with "Cut Me Down", a song of tears, debts and a prescient vision of being reduced to nothing. "I Have Been to the Mountain", "Destroyer" and "Black Flowers" continue to explore beauty and freedom, seizing upon the rot that seeps into even the supposedly safest of realms; peace, family and romantic love. By the end of the record on "Water", Morby is literally begging to be put out once and for all, like a fire that might burn all the visions away.

                                                                                                                    Travels beyond his mountain walks inform songs like "Dorothy", which recounts a trip to Portugal, witnessing a fishing ritual and luxuriating in the aura of a bar light-tinged reunion with old friends The touching innocence of "Ferris Wheel" stands alone in stark simplicity amidst the lush sonic textures of the album. Here, the album is balanced by Morby's signature sweetness and joie de vivre.

                                                                                                                    The arrangements of Singing Saw trace back to Morby's experience playing in The Complete Last Waltz, a live recreation of The Band's legendary last performance. There, Morby developed a fast friendship with producer/bandleader Sam Cohen (Apollo Sunshine, Yellow Birds), which led Morby to forgo recording in Los Angeles and take the nascent songs of Singing Saw to Isokon Studios in Woodstock, New York. There, in a converted A-frame house, they set about creating a record that would bring a sonic balance, intricacy and depth to match these songs and all that inspired them.

                                                                                                                    Sam Cohen added a multitude of instrumentation to the record (guitar, bass, drums and keyboard), and were joined by fellow Complete Last Waltz alum Marco Benevento on piano and keyboard, fleshing out Morby's original compositions and upholding the vision for a cohesive piano sound that serves as a touchstone for the entire album. Backup vocalists Hannah Cohen, Lauren Balthrop and Alecia Chakor contribute soaring harmonies; Nick Kinsey (Elvis Perkins) adds drums and percussion; Justin Sullivan, a longtime Morby collaborator and staple of his live band, contributes drums; Oliver Hill and Eliza Bag lift numerous songs with string accompaniments, and Alec Spiegelman on saxophone and flute and Cole Kamen-Green on trumpet bring dramatic swells. Finally, John Andrews (Quilt) adds the eerie lilt of the album's promise, providing saw on the "Cut Me Down" and "Singing Saw".

                                                                                                                    In the end, Morby fulfills the promise many heard on his first two albums, bringing his most realized effort of songwriting and lyricism to fruition. The songs of Singing Saw reflect the clarity that comes from welcoming change and embracing duality, and the distillation of those elements into an entirely new vision. 

                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                    Coloured LP Info: Very limited coloured vinyl edition.

                                                                                                                    Secret Squirrels

                                                                                                                    No. 9

                                                                                                                    Those Secret Squirrels just can't get enough!

                                                                                                                    After a brief period in the woods they are back with even more tracky Disco and proto-House business.
                                                                                                                    Funky, chunky, raw and dirty, they drop two more gems that are guaranteed to power the dance floor all night long.

                                                                                                                    Surrender to the Squirrels!
                                                                                                                    Resistance is futile. 


                                                                                                                    Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop

                                                                                                                    Love Letter For Fire

                                                                                                                      Love Letter for Fire is a collaboration between Sam Beam (aka Iron and Wine) and singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop. The thirteen-track album features the singles “Every Songbird Says” and “Valley Clouds,” and was written throughout 2014. Love Letter for Fire features Beam and Hoop on vocals and guitar along with Robert Burger (keys), Eyvind Kang (violin, viola), Glenn Kotche (drums, percussion), Sebastian Steinberg (bass) and Edward Rankin-Parker (cello). The album also features a cover photo by Sam Beam.

                                                                                                                      As Iron and Wine, Sam Beam recorded for Sub Pop from 2002-2007, releasing a number of highly-acclaimed albums, singles, and EP’s, including The Creek Drank The Cradle (2002), Our Endless Numbered Days (2004), Woman King (2005) and The Shepherd’s Dog (2007). He went on to record for Warner Brothers, Nonesuch, and 4AD. Recent releases include a covers album with Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses, and the two-volume Archive Series, which features material that preceded Sam’s Sub Pop-era recordings.

                                                                                                                      Jesca Hoop is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. She is an incredible live performer, known for her wonderfully-eclectic take on folk, rock, and electronic music. Hoop has released five albums and two EPs, including the critic favorites Hunting My Dress and The House That Jack Built. Jesca has toured and collaborated with the likes of Shearwater, Willy Mason, Blake Mills, Andrew Bird, The Ditty Bops, Guy Garvey, and Elbow, and has recorded for Bella Union and Vanguard. Love Letter for Fire was produced, recorded and mixed by Tucker Martine (Modest Mouse, Decemberists, Neko Case) at Flora Recording & Playback in Portland, OR and mastered by Richard Dodd in Nashville, TN.

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                                                                                                                      Indies Exclusive LP Info: Indies only "Loser" edition.

                                                                                                                      Release no.4 on Omena LTD is a special one.

                                                                                                                      After delivering a whole jar of tasty tracks for Sleazy Beats Recordings, Boogie Cafe and Banoffee Pies in 2015, Bristol's Admin a.k.a Adam Wickens waved the magic wand over his sample library and put together three new ones.

                                                                                                                      Spirit Boogie you say? Yes, it's a beautiful thing. 

                                                                                                                      Phillip Lauer makes his third appearance on Beats in Space Records, this time alongside Boss In Space and burgeoning producer Tim Sweeney as T & P.
                                                                                                                      On Shoot The Freak, the dynamic duo deliver a groove-infused three tracker for your inner and outer freak.

                                                                                                                      After sharing a gig at Robert Johnson, the intimate German club near Frankfurt known for its excellent sound system and minimalist flair, the pair shared a few, freaky days at Hotel Lauer (Phillip’s residence and recording studio in the bucolic German countryside) writing and tracking the cuts of Shoot The Freak.

                                                                                                                      Having worked together in other capacities, a chance to creatively collaborate unleashed unhinged music from deep within the duo's collective soul. Conceptualized with New York City's historic amusement park and freak scene in mind, title track 'Shoot the Freak' adds an acidic 303 line alongside a hypnotic vocal sample, the track slowly ascending like a roller coaster before rocketing even deeper into space.

                                                                                                                      The b-side struts its stuff with 'Luna Park' a smooth-burning, string-laden house burner.
                                                                                                                      'Garden of Tears' completes the EP, its synthetic voices and slow, emotive bass line chugging and churning into the glorious sunset along Coney Island's beachfront.

                                                                                                                      Each 12" on Beats in Space Records features original artwork in considerate and serial form. For Shoot The Freak, New York artist Peter Sutherland splits day and night through vertically collaged cosmic blinds. The 12" packaging constructed by Joanne features a removable vinyl BIS logo cling.
                                                                                                                      Physical purchase includes a free, high-quality, multi-format download.


                                                                                                                      The Underground Set

                                                                                                                      War In The Night Before

                                                                                                                        Finally available again, a reprint of one of the most important and rare Italian rock album of the 70s, all thanks to Cinedelic Records. THE UNDERGROUND SET in reality are the NUOVA IDEA under a different name for contractual reasons. They also produced under the name PSYCHEGROUND GROUP another cult LP back in those years. "War in the night before" was produced in 1971 by Maestro Gianfranco Reverberi, (a sample from one of his earlier songs is the basis of Gnarls Barkley’ “Crazy"), who also signs the composition of the songs under the name of Ninety. This is the second album and is definitely heavier than the first, with fuzz guitar, organ / mellotron and drums in evidence. Some riffs in a Black Sabbath style anticipate what decades later will be defined as STONER ROCK. Psychedelia, Beat, Rhythm & Blues, and Progressive rock are all mixed in these instrumental tracks with some polyphonic choirs typical of Genovese prog (such as the New Trolls more than other). Reissued in a hard cover with laminated front and matte back. Includes download with full album plus 6 rare songs from single 7" (1970/1).

                                                                                                                        Egisto Macchi

                                                                                                                        Pittura Contemporanea - Pittura Moderna N.1 & 2

                                                                                                                          Coming in a luxurious box with hard cover on canvas like a painting, this new Cinedelic production rediscovers 3 rare 70s gems of Maestro Egisto Macchi. Born in Grosseto, Macchi studied in Rome composition, piano, violin and singing with, among others, Roman Vlad and Hermann Scherchen, and Human Physiology at the Università La Sapienza. Since the late fifties Macchi has been active in organizing music, in collaboration with a group of musicians (Franco Evangelisti, Domenico Guaccero, Daniele Paris), to whom he was bound by strong friendship. Along with Dominic Guaccero, Daniele Paris and Antonino Titone, he was among the editors of the magazine "Ordini", which appeared in 1959. With Bertoncini, Bortolotti, Clementi, De Blasio, Evangelists, Guaccero, Paris, Pennisi, Franco Nonnis, Macchi founded in 1960 the Association of New Consonance, on whose board he has repeatedly been a part, also holding the position of President from 1980 to 1982 and in 1989. Following the ANC was the dawn of the activities of Settimane Internazionali di Nuova Musica of Palermo. After giving life with Domenico Guaccero to the Teatro Musicale di Roma, Macchi was one of the founders of Studio R7 – an electronic laboratory for experimental music born in Rome in 1967. In the same year he was one of the members of the Gruppo d'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza founded in 1964 by Franco Evangelisti. Macchi’s time in the 70s was mainly dedicated to experimentations in library music and film scores. Among the most noteworthy soundtracks he made at the time were for the label AYNA, which gave him full artistic freedom. From that catalogue, Cinedelic is reissuing together the LP PITTURA CONTEMPORANEA (CONTEMPORARY PAINTING) and the double LP PITTURA MODERNA 1 & 2 (MODERN PAINTING 1 & 2) released in 1975. Remastered from the original master tapes in a hard-shell case with canvas cover / 3 LP. Limited Numbered Deluxe Edition of 600 copies.

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                                                                                                                          Durutti Column

                                                                                                                          LC - Deluxe Double Vinyl & 7"

                                                                                                                            Factory Benelux presents a deluxe double vinyl gatefold edition of LC, the second studio album by cult Manchester group The Durutti Column, originally issued in 1981 and ranked among Vini Reilly’s finest albums.

                                                                                                                            After recording debut album The Return of the Durutti Column with producer Martin Hannett in 1979, virtuoso guitarist Vini Reilly purchased a TEAC four-track recorder from Bill Nelson and began producing his own material. These evocative demos were perfected by Reilly at Graveyard Studio with co-producer Stuart Pickering, with additional drums and percussion from Bruce Mitchell. Originally released by Factory Records in November 1981, LC is a key album in a body of work described by David Stubbs of Uncut magazine as ‘unique in rock, with Reilly’s scampering, watercolour guitar style building a tentative bridge between post-punk and the chamber sketches of Debussy and Ravel.’

                                                                                                                            On this expanded Factory Benelux the original ten tracks are supplemented by no less than 9 bonus cuts, including rare Sordide Sentimental single Danny/Enigma, and the three tracks Reilly contributed to A Factory Quartet in 1980 - his last recordings with Hannett, which feature Donald Johnson of A Certain Ratio on drums.

                                                                                                                            The remastered double disc set is housed in a gatefold sleeve printed on matt reverse board, with liner notes and archive images. The package also includes an exclusive 7-inch single featuring live versions of Sketch for Summer and Requiem for a Father, recorded at Leeds Polytechnic in October 1980. These are the earliest surviving professional live recordings of Durutti Column in concert.

                                                                                                                            Following two EP releases on Delusions Of Grandeur the time felt right for thatmanmonkz to get working on his debut LP. The Sheffield b-boy is no newcomer to production having been releasing music since the mid-noughties but has seen a definite rise in interest the last few years following essential releases on his own Shadeleaf label as well as remixes and productions for the likes of Classic, Kolour LTD and Kon’s StarTime.
                                                                                                                            With his first musical love being Hip Hop it’s easy to understand how his approach to house turns out so refreshing. Inevitably MPC’s, big, bold samples, Jay Dee inspired grooves and a raw, underproduced sound all play a big part and never one to shy away from an interesting collaboration he has enlisted the skills of several vocalists including Detroit MC Ta‘raach (whose credits include Slum Village and Jill Scott), Erik Rico (collabs include Ron Trent and DJ Spinna), Khalil, Dave Aju, Pete Simpson (as A Brother Is...) and Malik Ameer.
                                                                                                                            Things kick off with a low-slung soul jam entitled Air featuring Kahil Anthony complete with sparkling Rhodes arps and a dub-wise bassline underpinning a beautifully lazy groove. Jus Anutha Wunna Deez follows with a rough and ready house jam that clearly doffs its cap to those old Sound Signature and Mahogoni Music releases we know and love so much. Next up we have Boogie Down with Erik Rico rocking some Parliament inspired vocal business bringing the feelgood vibes to this rolling P-Funker. Some Ol’ Nex’ Ish goes for a jazz samba meets house fusion whilst A Fly New Tune goes strictly old school with a classic combo of dusty break, filtered fusion rhodes n bass sample, movie dialogue snippets and a masterful flow delivered by Ta’raach. Dave Aju steps up next on Turn It Out laying down a unison vocal refrain to compliment the bumping disco groove complete with a call and response section for some singalong party participation!
                                                                                                                            As we continue, Another Night Under The Glitterball sees thatmanmonkz back in familiar territory with a rock solid, deep jazz-house jam. On I Can Hardly Breathe we’re treated to a downtempo gospel-infused affair which leads us perfectly into the most bumpy club- friendly track of the LP For Bae. Moon On The Hill is a collaboration with Italian DJ Kali and his Raw Standard crew and treats us to some distinctly mid 90’s Kruder and Dorfmeister vibes to zone out to before heading off in an altogether more bonkers, psychedelic dancehall direction on Vampires. Baked is another classy thatmanmonkz take on Hip Hop featuring Malik Ameer on the mic. Take U 2 My House sounds like something Prince might have made in the mid-80’s if he’d just come off a 3 day bender at Panorama Bar. And closing the show in perfect style and fashion we have For Those I’ve Lost Along The Way which is a blunted yet beautifully optimistic number that has echoes of Lonnie Liston Smith and a brilliant spiritual vocal sample which provides the perfect closer to an amazing debut LP.

                                                                                                                            Wu-Tang Clan

                                                                                                                            Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

                                                                                                                              The classic debut from the Shaolin gang circa 1993 is one of the most important rap albums of all time, wrestling the initiative back from the West Coast gangsta crews and G-funk sound and taking hip hop to rawer, dirtier place altogether. The RZA's mix of kung fu movie samples and twisted soul loops gives a unique backing to the en masse duelling of Method Man, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Genius, Masta Killa et al. "Bring Back Da Ruckus" sets their stall out and things continue at a neck-breaking pace through the graceful "Can It All Be So Simple", the complexity of "Da Mystery Of Chessboxin'", threatening "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F' Wit", the scarily prescient "CREAM", Meth's evil signature theme, all the way through to "Protect Ya Neck" and "Tearz". Sheer brilliance.

                                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                                              ...From The Archive Compiled By Volcov

                                                                                                                                Producing under the moniker Isoul8, as well as teaming up with Domu under the Rima alias for the incredible jazz/fusion album 'This World', Volcov is a truly important player in the underground music scene. Remixing artists such as Frankie Valentine, Azymuth & Taylor McFerrin, running his two labels Archive and Neroli, as well as DJing all over the World has given Volcov a rare knowledge of soul, funk, disco and deep house music; knowledge which is very apparent throughout this album.

                                                                                                                                'From The Archive' comprises a lovingly chosen collection of obscure Funk, Disco & Boogie tracks, alongside three very special edits produced by the man himself. From Chez Damier's sun-drenched remix of The Urban Crew's 'Go' to Bembe Segue's emotional 'Sun On My Back' via Shuya Okino's disco epic 'Still In Love', this record takes the listener on a joyful journey deep into Volcov's musical mind.


                                                                                                                                Sun Ra

                                                                                                                                The Futuristic Sounds Of...

                                                                                                                                  Limited repress (500 copies) on yellow vinyl, with red splatters.
                                                                                                                                  Out once more on vinyl as originally intended, this the first album in Sun Ra's first New York period, with it's melodicism, exotica percussion and lighthearted feel, is possibly the album to play those dafties who think oh Sun Ra just a noise.Yep, there are still a few - absurd as it seems. 

                                                                                                                                  Killing Joke

                                                                                                                                  Night Time - Silver Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                    Night Time is the fifth studio album by English post-Punk band Killing Joke. It was released in March 1985. The album was an international hit, almost reaching the Top Ten in the United Kingdom.

                                                                                                                                    The album finds the band caught between their earlier aggression and a calmer, more immediately accessible approach. The tension between the two sides of Killing Joke struck a perfect balance on Night Time, and as a result, it is arguably the quartet’s freshest album to date, with a warm, anthemic quality now supplementing the blasting, driving approach that made the band’s name.

                                                                                                                                    The song “Eighties” is claimed to have been copied by Nirvana for their 1991 song “Come As You Are”, primarily because the riffs of both songs are so similar. A lawsuit was issued against Nirvana by Killing Joke for appropriation of the riff. However, the same Killing Joke riff could also have been inspired by The Damned’s 1982 song “Life Goes On”, whaddyaknow…


                                                                                                                                    Rie

                                                                                                                                    Yoru / Junko

                                                                                                                                      "More Pesky Japanese disco edits from the Last stable. Yume’s revision of Rie’s Yoru weaves delayed clavichord between Philly strings and conga breaks, then trips head first into a blast of euro beat via Billy Jean; Junko’s Communicate channels the joy of early Madonna, macerated to feed the gulls on the Japan sea."

                                                                                                                                      Fatima Yamaha

                                                                                                                                      Imaginary Lines

                                                                                                                                        Fatima Yamaha’s first release ‘A Girl Between Two Worlds’ (2004), including the masterpiece 'What's a Girl To Do' has been lingering since it first came out. The story of ‘What's Girl to Do’ is nearly as brilliant as the song itself. It took almost a decade until the world acknowledged the tracks brilliance. After being sampled by Hudson Mohawke on his 2015 album 'Lantern' and much demand, it is finally been reissued on Magnetron Music alongside Dekmantel

                                                                                                                                        Fatima Yamaha is not only the creator of this music, she is also the subject of it. Each song explores the concept, the live, the joys and struggles of a girl born between worlds. Born between ages. Too many words might upset this delicate self-exploratory cycle.

                                                                                                                                        Fatima Yamaha. Not a Creature of Culture Creation. A Girl Between two Worlds, a Citizen of the Universe. What's a girl to Do when Love Invades and Imaginary Lines become real borders? Midnight Crossing like a Sooty Shearwater to a place sweet as Plum Jelly. Eating Sushi and Baklava. At the Foot of Mount Ararat, skinny dipping in Sazak Bay. Departures on the bullet train in the pale moonlight, rising to the occasion again and again.

                                                                                                                                        Therapy?

                                                                                                                                        Nurse - Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                          Nurse was the first major label album released by the band Therapy?, released on 2 November 1992. The album was mainly recorded at Loco Studio in Caerleon, Wales, apart from “Gone” which was recorded in Annamoe, Ireland.

                                                                                                                                          The album marked a departure from the noise Punk style of the two mini-albums, being a more industrial-sounding record. However, instead of going to the studio with a label- approved producer, the band recorded with their trusted sound man to provide a grunge touch.

                                                                                                                                          The album was rated favourably by critics and reached number 38 in the UK Albums Chart. Many Therapy? fans would argue that this is their best overall record.


                                                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                          LP Info: 180g audiophile vinyl with insert. First pressing of 1000 numbered copies on gold/red mixed vinyl.

                                                                                                                                          THE PICCADILLY RECORDS COMPILATION OF THE YEAR 2013.

                                                                                                                                          Having wowed critics and crate-diggers alike with 2012's acclaimed "Magik Cyrkles" compilation, Psychemagik are now ready to unleash the follow-up, "Magik Sunrise", on Paul Murphy and Simon Purnell's Leng label.

                                                                                                                                          Bristling with psychedelic, cosmic and curiously Balearic oddities hand-picked from the depths of their vast record collections, "Magik Sunrise" is, if anything, even more inspired that its predecessor.

                                                                                                                                          For "Magik Sunrise", the Kent-based duo has dug even deeper into the dusty corners of their record vault, deep in the Cosmic Forest. The result is another inspired, 15-track collection that gleefully skips between all manner of forgotten gems and little-known nuggets, occasionally stopping to acclaim an otherwise unknown track or artist.

                                                                                                                                          Off-kilter African reggae (Max Adioa) nestles side by side with eyes-closed deep-jazz funk (Rob Mehl, George Oban), while the stoned, Balearic prog rock of Jeff Liberman jostles for position with the Steve Miller Band-on-valium goodness of Fox's "The Juggler". Then there's the Roxy Music-ish grooves of Joey Newman, the drifting new age ambience of Iasos (whose "Formentera Sunset Clouds", from the 1975 album "Inter-Dimensional Music", is a highlight) and the folksy bliss of Yves Simon.

                                                                                                                                          Artists originally ignored first time round, such as Daniel Mathieu, Cherubin, Susana Estrada and Steve & Teresa, are given a place in the spotlight. In fact, Leng spent a considerable amount of time tracking down each artist, allowing them to tell their stories, give the inside history of each track and relive their musical adventures - however previously obscure or overlooked. Their wares, from misty-eyed acoustic rock to slowed-down blue-eyed soul, sound sublime in Psychemagik's new setting.

                                                                                                                                          As ever with Leng and Claremont 56, much attention has been paid to the artwork and packaging. Long-time Psychemagik collaborator, acclaimed illustrator Luke Insect, once again handles design duties. His illustration - part pagan, part medieval alchemy, part prog rock revivalism - effortlessly matches the wide-eyed mood of Psychemagik's brilliant selections.

                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                          Patrick says: To the clandestine online community of bearded middle aged men Psychemagik's digging credentials were already well evidenced through countless online mixes of obscure French pop, Middle Eastern disco and rare private press country. Their reputation grew with last year's magnificent ‘Magik Cyrkles’, which took us on a journey through a kaleidoscope of psychedelic funk and interplanetary disco and plenty of you came along for the ride. Indeed, that heady brew of nocturnal diversions rightfully earned itself a place in the top five comps last year and this time round Psychemagik FC have kicked on from the Champions League places and brought the title home.

                                                                                                                                          If ‘Magik Cyrkles’ was born in the swelter of an exotic discotheque, clouded in the sweetly perfumed air, then ‘Magik Sunrise’ is the soundtrack to the morning after. The spiritual synths of the recently rediscovered sonic shaman Iasos gently bring you round on the white sand of a Mediterranean beach before Daniel Mathieu's optimistic pop kicks things off in earnest. What unfolds over the next hour or so is a delightful collection of lost gems that could each have been a classic in a parallel universe. From the allegorical groove of Rob Mehl's "House On The Rock", the world weary soul of Walter Hawkins' "Metropolis" and the soft rock bombast of Joey Newman's "The One You Love" to the bouncing reggae of Max Adioa, Danny and Tom never misstep. Jazz-funk instrumentals chime harmoniously with the bossa nova flutter of a Hawaiian press 45 as the duo keep on leading you down new and interesting avenues. The beauty of this collection is that it gifts you with so many new discoveries, whether it's Andy's virtuoso skills with an air bass or the painful fact that a Spanish girl will slap you if you ask her what "Gozame Ya" means. Despite our many musical differences (and Martin's innate distrust of anything too noodley) ‘Magik Sunrise’ has had us all grinning and grooving this year and it's been a pleasure to bask in its warmth.

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                                                                                                                                          2xLP Info: Limited repress!

                                                                                                                                          Yellow Magic Orchestra

                                                                                                                                          Naughty Boys & Instrumental

                                                                                                                                            Naughty Boys (1983) was Yellow Magic Orchestra’s sixth and final album to top the Japanese Oricon Pop charts. After that, no Technopop artist was able to reach No.1 until Perfume’s 2008 album Game. “Kimi Ni Mune Kyun” also became the highest charting single by a Technopop artist on the Oricon charts, debuting at No. 2; a record the song retained until Perfume’s “Love The World” debuted at No. 1 in 2008.

                                                                                                                                            A remix album, Naughty Boys Instrumental was released in July 1983. It contained nearly the entire Naughty Boys album as instrumental tracks in an entirely different running order, as well as the b-side to “Kimi Ni Mune Kyun”, “Chaos Panic”; and the full instrumental version of “You’ve Got to Help Yourself”, of which the vocal track was included on Service [MOVLP1473].

                                                                                                                                            Naughty Boys Instrumental featured additional synthesizers imitating the vocal lines, as well as new embellishments and mixes. Several tracks featured sonically updated percussion tracks, while “Ongaku” featured an acoustic piano soloing over the piece.


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                                                                                                                                            2xLP Info: 180g audiophile vinyl. Gatefold sleeve with 4-page insert. PVC protective outer sleeve. First pressing of 1000 numbered copies on transparent vinyl

                                                                                                                                            Yellow Magic Orchestra

                                                                                                                                            Service - Clear Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                              Service was the sixth and, at the time, final studio album by Yellow Magic Orchestra. The band dissolved the following year after a world tour, but would later reform in 1993 for a one-off reunion album, Technodon. Each member would continue their already established solo careers, while Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi also formed the band Sketch Show (with Ryuichi Sakamoto assisting), which later turned into YMO.

                                                                                                                                              Like ×-Multiplies [MOVLP1469], it contains a mixture of YMO songs and comedy sketches performed by Super Eccentric Theater, or S.E.T. Service features “You’ve Got to Help Yourself”, which was previously featured in instrumental form on the previous album, Naughty Boys Instrumental [MOVLP1472].

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                                                                                                                                              LP Info: 180g clear audiophile vinyl edition. 1000 numbered copies only. Includes 4-Page Insert and PVC protective sleeve.

                                                                                                                                              Santigold

                                                                                                                                              99 Cents

                                                                                                                                                99 Cents explores the commercial nature of our world and the ways in which we package ourselves and our lives for consumption. Santigold commented - “We have no illusion that we don’t live in this world where everything is packaged. People’s lives, persona, everything, is deliberate, and mediated. It can be dark and haunting and tricky, and freak us out, but it can be also be silly and fun and we can learn to play with it.” She also explores our fascination with perfection and our inherent inability to attain it. The use of playful satire, social critique, and self-examination to explore these themes is reflected in the album’s cover art; a collaboration with photographer Haruhiko Kawaguchi, that finds Santigold shrink-wrapped amongst her cluttered possessions ready for the store shelves.

                                                                                                                                                On 99 Cents, Santigold wanted to explore new corners of her sound and different ways to convey her vision and political commentary. She worked with long-time collaborators John Hill, Dave Sitek, and Doc McKinney and collaborated with artists she hadn’t worked with previously, including Patrik Berger, Vampire Weekend’s RostamBatmanglij, Hit Boy, Justin Raisen, B.C., ILOVEMAKONNEN, and Sam Dew. The result is the bright and big sound of 99 Cents that takes the genre-defying fearlessness Santigold has become known for to new places.


                                                                                                                                                Jire

                                                                                                                                                Zang

                                                                                                                                                  Jire is the project of 20 year old South London composer and producer Nathan Geyer.

                                                                                                                                                  New EP Zang is a departure from the abstract minimalist compositions of debut EP Kiowa Polytope, released through No Pain In Pop at the end of 2014.

                                                                                                                                                  Instead it is a hard hitting set of industrial weighted electronic constructions, focusing more on digital synthesis and tough rhythmic structures than ambiance and found sounds, and places the producer firmly among such forward-thinking contemporaries as Boothroyd, Helm and Russell Haswell.
                                                                                                                                                  Here the title track is an enveloping, apocalyptic assault of kicks, noise and mechanical reverberations; the heavy sub club-deconstruction of ’Sttttreams’ only lets up for a brief nursery rhyme interlude; and the beautifully textured concréte of ‘C_Temple’ and ’47 Reflections’ sound like the slow implosions of a supercomputer.

                                                                                                                                                  The artwork and video produced for the EP attempt to capture the frenetic juxtaposition of digital clarity and chaos-inducing audio processing by which the music was composed. There are direct translations between the audio and visual elements; reciprocating gestures of reflection, distortion and diffusion in their production and aesthetic to create a unified multimedia embodiment of Zang.

                                                                                                                                                  Finis Africae

                                                                                                                                                  Amazonia

                                                                                                                                                    Come join Spaniard Juan Alberto Arteche Guel and his musical co-adventurers on their good ship Finis Africae on an imagined musical journey along the Amazon. This is a CD and vinyl LP reissue of their 1990 album, a rare and highly sought-after Balearic classic, Guel's masterpiece. Finis Africae was part of the musical flourishing that emerged at the end of the Franco regime, and this album, guided by the visionary Guel, captures the mature results of that era of new-found openness and freedom. Capturing Guel's production skills at their peak, "Amazonia" is informed by Jon Hassell and Brian Eno and their idea of a "fourth world" music. Arrangements which are spacious and fittingly aquatic feature electronic and acoustic instruments in thematic pieces which at times free-flowing and at others ripplingly percussive. Vividly imagined and beautifully recorded, this is a pleasant and memorable journey.

                                                                                                                                                    Superconcious present a further evolution for Melbourne producer András. Looney house recorded with DIY immediacy, this fresh 5 tracker takes subtle cues from Cajmere, Pal Joey and lesser known 90s Australian cuts culled from the 3RRR FM library.

                                                                                                                                                    'T N T F' was the fastest track András had even written until revving the Pajero offroad and clocking 138 bpm on 'Always Pumping'. On the two mixes of 'Gold Coast', he finds heaven in a tourist hell, making hotel room acid before hitting the balcony for some cool breakbeat over a Bacardi and coke. The absurdity continues with the horny-Australiana disco of 'Soy Boy', rounding off a welcome return to his inimitable solo work.

                                                                                                                                                    To accompany Still Music's "122 BPM - The Birth Of House Music - Mitchbal Records & Chicago Connection" release we have an exclusive 2x12" featuring the uber rare Frankie Knuckles' remixes of Unfinished Business' "Out Of My Hands" along with the original disco release by Chicago disco band Omni (vocal, dub, long and short versions). You should really be recognising this tune within, say, 1-2 seconds of those infectious guitar licks, mesmerizing piano chords and funky as fuck boogie bassline. It’s one of those big cross-over boogie / disco numbers that just about any good DJ worth his / her salt knows just when to drop to send the floor into runaway ecstasy. It’s been boot-legged and ripped up on many an 'edit' (cough) but these are by far the best versions - pure energy, exuberance and euphoria. Electric Chair boat party anyone?

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                                                                                                                                                    Matt says: Lifted from Still Music's Jerome Derradji-compiled "122 BPM - The Birth Of House Music - Mitchbal Records & Chicago Connection" compilation, this double pack features rare Frankie Knuckles reworks of this old school Chicago boogie-disco / proto-house number. Essential.

                                                                                                                                                    Kane Strang

                                                                                                                                                    Blue Cheese

                                                                                                                                                      Kane Strang’s first proper album, Blue Cheese, picks up on the rough disaffection of his earlier demo collection, A Pebble and a Paper Crane, which he recorded in a WWII bomb shelter in Germany. Back in his hometown of Dunedin, New Zealand, Strang spent two curious months alone, housesitting for his parents. Re-nested, yet still isolated, Strang composed all of Blue Cheese over those quiet days. Lead-off track “The Web” channels pummeling bass lines punctuated by a twinkling synth that calls upon microscopic pop principalities of restlessness (“Yeah, I met someone else / Without leaving my little house / No, I haven’t held her yet / I met her on the internet”). Its abrupt ending parallels Strang’s own disconnect.

                                                                                                                                                      “She’s Appealing” weaves Day-Glo guitar motifs into distant, detached ’80s garage pop vocals. “Never Kissed a Blonde” is driven by a slapping delay on both vocals and guitar. Strang’s path toward a melody is always surprising, and he never misses a hit-on-the-head-obvious-in-retrospect memorable line. Strang amassed a band and has started playing his distinct psych-pop live. He will tour the United States in 2016.



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                                                                                                                                                      Darryl says: Hailing from Dunedin, New Zealand Kane Strang delivers his amazing debut album proper. 'Blue Cheese' is classic and familiar indie-psych rock that touches on Flying Nun's past glories, the spacial melodies of the Pixies in their prime, and a cool detached vocal style to die for. You need this in your life folks!

                                                                                                                                                      Technicolour maintains it's impressive run of form with the Dollar EP by Newcastle based hardware addict NY*AK.
                                                                                                                                                      Following up on an excellent 12" for Karakul - a Phonica Records sub-label - he channels the spirit of legendary rhythm architects Herbie Hancock, Theo Parrish, Kenny Dope and Lil' Louie Vega, collating four rough gems made using an MPC, Nord Lead 2, Roland SH101, Roland 606, Juno 106, Jen SX1000, Rhodes 88MK1 and with the help of Mark Hand on keys, Misumami on vocals and Ian Blevins. Each track packs incredible punch in the groove stakes, undoubtedly the characteristic that has attracted the likes of Moodymann, Seven Davis Jr and Gilles Peterson to NY*AK's music.

                                                                                                                                                      The 4th in Tee Mango’s Tribute project, inspired by the much referenced Theo Parrish quote:
                                                                                                                                                      Love of the music should be the driving force of any producer, performer or DJ.
                                                                                                                                                      Everything else stems from that core, that love. With that love, sampling can become a tribute; An expansion on ideas long forgotten, reconstruction, collage.
                                                                                                                                                      Time is up is the first track here. Arpeggios shimmer and crisp simple drums hiss and fizz along, until introduction of the classic detroitian vocal and one shot filtered rhodes sample. A deftly simple combination of classic ingredients. Think 90s Inner City meets a DJ Sprinkles era Motor City Drum Ensemble.
                                                                                                                                                      You & Them (against the world) is all short looped disco bass and saturated afro moog. Heavy use of delay pedal, and a simple vocal refrain - “It was you & them against the world… and we survive together”. This sounds like Afefe Iku battling it out Paperclip People era Carl Craig.
                                                                                                                                                      Love for this series coming from: Leon Vynehall, Gerd Janson, Axel Boman, Palms Trax, Bonobo, Adesse Versions and a heap of others.
                                                                                                                                                      These #Tribute releases sell out pretty quick, my hunch is that these will not hang about.
                                                                                                                                                      Strictly Limited to 500

                                                                                                                                                      Strictly Mood II Swing is a new track collection of music from one of the most influential house music duos of all time. As Mood II Swing, production duo Lem Springsteen and John Ciafone will go down in history as one of the most prolific and respected house duos of the last 25 years. At their best, they were simply untouchable, with their drum programming often cited as what set them apart from the rest of the field: always busier and more intricate than straight-up 4/4 house tracks. Early underground hits arrived in the form of ‘Critical’, ‘Searchin’ and ‘Closer’ – cutting edge house records that have unequivocally stood the test of time and can still be heard frequently in clubs to this day. But it was the duo's original production of Ultra Naté's ‘Free’ for Strictly Rhythm that struck gold. The song became a huge hit and soon Mood II Swing was remixing big-name producers to tremendous effect, including BT ‘Remember’, Nuyorican Soul’ It's Alright I Feel It’ and Lucy Pearl ‘Don’t Mess With My Man’. In addition to the aforementioned tracks, highlights include ‘All Night Long’ and ‘Do It Your Way’ -, two records that arguably set a blueprint for house music production that is still be referenced by producers around the world. This knack of turning big vocal records into even bigger vocal club records is demonstrated with Kim English ‘Learn II Love’ and Fonda Rae ‘Living in Ecstasy’, while their dub mixes – think Everything But The Girl 'Wrong' (Mood II Swing Dub) and Mood II Swing feat. Carol Sylvan 'Closer' (Swing II Mood Dub) – are about as timeless as house music gets.
                                                                                                                                                      This album sampler contains 4 of their best remixes... Fonda Rae - Living in Ecstasy (The Groove Mix), Doubleplusgood "Conga Te" (Mood II Swing 12" Mix), Eric Gadd "The Right Way" (Mood II Swing Dub) & BT "Remember" (Mood II Swing Dub)

                                                                                                                                                      * Remixes by Prins Thomas, Idjut Boys and Johnson Somerset
                                                                                                                                                      * Bespoke rigid card outer sleeve
                                                                                                                                                      * Printed inner sleeve
                                                                                                                                                      * 180-gram heavyweight vinyl
                                                                                                                                                      * Limited edition of 500 copies

                                                                                                                                                      Enlisting an all-star cast from Todd Terje to Nile Rodgers, Bryan Ferry returned in 2014 with Avonmore, his eleventh post-Roxy Music album. As we’ve come to expect from Ferry, there were impeccable covers to absorb but refreshingly, the lush collection was dominated by dark and romantic originals.

                                                                                                                                                      Now the cover master is having his own material reworked for a new EP on The Vinyl Factory. Having remixed ‘Don’t Stop The Dance’ last time round, Idjut Boys breath new life into ‘Avonmore’ with both a pulsating, reverb-drenched journey and a super heavy dub take.

                                                                                                                                                      Also an experienced Ferry remixer, Prins Thomas cues up a slow-releasing, italo burner of epic proportions that will leave any dance floor gobsmacked.
                                                                                                                                                      And to round things off, Johnson Somerset – Avonmore producer and Ferry collaborator for 20+ years – steps up to deliver his own personal 11 minute interpretation of the material.

                                                                                                                                                      Mastered on the EMI 1400 and pressed to 180g heavyweight vinyl, Avonmore Remixed features both a bespoke screen printed thick card outer sleeve and a bespoke inner sleeve.


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