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Carter Burwell

Blood Simple (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Black Friday 23 Edition)

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    Varèse Sarabande released 7 tracks (20 minutes) from Blood Simple on a 1987 soundtrack album to coincide with Raising Arizona. Now, 40 years after its 1983 recording, Carter Burwell has produced a new mix and album of Blood Simple, featuring 13 tracks and 35 minutes from the original multitrack session tapes. Daniel Schweiger’s detailed liner notes recount the genesis of the project and the unforgettable Coens–Burwell partnership.

    Cypress Hill

    Black Sunday Remixes (Black Friday 23 Edition)

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      On July 20, 1993, Los Angeles hip-hop legends Cypress Hill unleashed their sophomore opus, Black Sunday, on the unsuspecting masses. The record changed rap music with its dark undercurrent, Latin inflection, no holds-barred storytelling, and the inimitable interplay between B-Real and Sen Dog cast over psychedelically spun rap soundscapes courtesy of DJ Muggs. Now to mark the 30th anniversary, two new remixes are available for fans on 12” black vinyl; “Insane in the Brain” from the esteemed DJ/Producer Statik Selektah, and “Hits From The Bong” crafted by the album’s original producer himself, DJ Muggs.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Insane In The Brain [Statik Selektah Remix]
      2. Hits From The Bong [DJ Muggs 2023 Remix]

      New York City by way of Miami, Alex Suarez delivers his debut lp the eight track "Autogolpe" for L.I.E.S. Autogolpe, is a term for military coup initiated by a dictator to take control of an existing government and Suarez uses this loose idea to create the range of emotions associated with said act. Musically he expands on his prior releases for Bank and Primitive Languages as heavy industrialized sonic beatings sit next to somber passages; oil drum slow beat tribal clangers provide a back drop for screams shooting out of the dark. Musically it paints a distorted picture of world in decline, an exile from another land and arrivial to anothers in chaos or the clinging hope of something better on the other side.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Patrick says: Gloomy and dystopic, Alex Suarez' debut LP muses on military coups, offering hissing ambient pieces, abrasive industrial workouts and polyrhythmic techno snarlers over the course of eight impactful tracks.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. American Motels 
      2. Encantada 
      3. Opened Cell 
      4. The Mountains Are Crying 
      5. The Seventh Sister 
      6. Simbiotico 
      7. False Prophets 
      8. Disgust 

      Chicago's Justin Aulis Long and Ken Zawacki return to L.I.E.S. with their second ep under their Circling Vultures moniker. On this offering we get four tracks of tough yet psychedelic machine music. From slow bpm beaters to metal on metal floor cuts, these are executed with precision to do maximum damage whenever played. Sinking their teeth in and never letting go, looming over and waiting for the right moment to strike...tense music for the end times! Another killer from these seasoned club vets.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Sil says: You know what you are getting with this label so no need to hammer it home. Hardcore, eerie, end of the world kind of soundtrack for the times (probably not far away) when the social contract breaks for good and we all have to fend for ourselves. Only the strong survives and all that jazz. As long as you have your music player of choice properly charged and able to pump these tracks at high volume, just sit and contemplate the wonders of human chaos. Wonderful stuff and LIES will be there with you.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Game Of Change
      2. Cut With The Kitchen Knife
      3. The Age Of Revolt
      4. Suicided By Society

      Chie Mukai & Justin Simon

      Hi Tsuki

      Mesh-Key treats the open minded listener with a lavish, limited edition run of this heretofore unheard collaboration, finally seeing the light of day 15 years after its recording. Acoustic instrumentation and synthesizers meet Mukai’s haunting voice for four sparse, minimalistic compositions unlike anything in either artists’ previous output.
      Chie Mukai is a composer and musician from Osaka, Japan, best known for her underground improv-folk group Ché-SHIZU (PSF), which she founded in 1981. In addition to her song-based work, Mukai has been an active improviser since 1975, when she joined the East Bionic Symphonia group under the leadership of Fluxus violinist-composer Takehisa Kosugi at the Biggako Art School of Tokyo. She has since collaborated with Keiji Haino, John Duncan, Agata Morio and many others. Her primary instrument is the bowed Chinese er-hu, but she also plays piano and percussion.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Sugita Hi No
      2. Hi Tsuki
      3. Nami No Hate
      4. Untitled 

      Candy Bowman

      I Wanna Feel Your Love / Since I Found You (Love Is Better Than Ever) (RSD19 EDITION)

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      Candy Bowman's one and only solo 12" from back in '81, housing a funk flavoured, dancefloor disco triumph and a slice of mid tempo R&B smoothness. Remastered

      Chas & Dave

      Margate

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        Exclusively for Record Store Day 2019 Demon Records revisits Chas & Dave’s classic ode to the Kent seaside town of Margate. This 7” shaped picture disc revisits the classic postcard design of the 1982 single and expands on the original tracklist with the additions of ‘That’s What I Like’, and the previously unreleased Only Fools & Horses Jolly Boys’ Outing version of Margate. Previously only heard as the end credits to the Classic Only Fools & Horses episode ‘The Jolly Boys’ Outing’ and features vocal appearances from Del Boy & Rodney.

        Chic

        Le Freak (Oliver Helden Remix)

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          Le Freak was Chic’s third single and their first single to hit #1 on the Billboard Top 100 in the US. It went on to become Atlantic Records' biggest selling single. It also garnered international success charting at #1 in Australia, Canada, New Zealand & South Africa. And in the top #10 in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. To celebrate the 40th anniversary year we will release a 12” featuring the 2018 Oliver Helden Remix (on vinyl for the first time) and the 1978 original 12” vocal mix. On standard 12” black vinyl, in an Atlantic sleeve.

          Crispy Ambulance

          The Plateau Phase (RSD19 EDITION)

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            Factory Benelux presents a remastered edition of The Plateau Phase, the debut by Manchester postpunk group Crispy Ambulance. Originally issued by Factory Benelux in March 1982, the album is now reissued in a strictly limited edition of 500 copies in clear vinyl for Record Store Day on 13 April 2019. (NON-RETURNABLE) Recorded at Strawberry 2 with producer Chris Nagle, the album captured Crispy Ambulance at the peak of their creative powers.   “When we started discussing the track selection for this new vinyl edition,” says singer Alan Hempsall, “it struck me that the songs which made the cut were all written and recorded within a very short space of time. July 1980 to September 1981 marked an intensive period of creativity informed by the new music we were being exposed to, and films we’d seen around that time: Eraserhead, Scorpio Rising, Apocalypse Now, Warhol’s Dracula and Argento’s Suspiria all played a part. We became curious about what would result from a partial breaking away from traditional song structures and experimenting with the concept of soundtrack and incidental music. Film music looking for a film, so to speak.” Bonus tracks on the second disc include lauded 12” single The Presence and Concorde Square, produced by the legendary Martin Hannett at Pink Floyd’s Britannia Row studio, as well as the group’s powerful John Peel session from January 1981. Sleeve art by Benoit Hennebert. Inner gatefold portrait by Harry Papadopoulos. New liner notes by Alan Hempsall. Tracklist: A1. Are You Ready? A2. Travel Time A3. The Force and the Wisdom A4. The Wind Season A5. Death From Above B1. We Move Through the Plateau Phase B2. Bardo Plane B3. Chill B4. Federation B5. Simon’s Ghost C1. The Presence C2. Concorde Square D1. Come On D2. Drug User-Drug Pusher D3. October 31st D4. Egypt

            Chrissi

            Kauai (RSD22 EDITION)

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              Making R&B neo-soul and sitting amongst Britainís world beating alternative black music scene Chrissi is a bright new talent in pop, combining the witty and emotive lyricism of Winehouse, with the avant-garde production style of Solange and the cultural potency of Jorja Smith. With a voice designed to reveal meaningful tales, Chrissiís debut EP "Back In The Day" is a kaleidoscopic exploration of the pleasures and pains of modern love which Chrissi wishes to share with the world. Where some might wallow in their emotional scars, Chrissi is content to take power in self-examination and the regenerative bliss following heartbreak, inhabiting a narrative where womenís voices are dominant. 1x 10" black vinyl.

              Commander Venus

              The Uneventful Vacation (RSD22 EDITION)

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                Not long before recording his first songs for Bright Eyes, 14-year-old singer-songwriter Conor Oberst co-founded Commander Venus alongside bassist (and future Cursive frontman) Tim Kasher, guitarist Robb Nansel (now president of Saddle Creek Records), and drummer Matt Bowen (who would soon join the Faint and be replaced by Ben Armstrong). After releasing their 1995 debut, Do You Feel at Home?, the Omaha indie rockers caught the attention of Wind-up Records, who backed the groupís sophomore album, The Uneventful Vacation. While The Uneventful Vacation marked the musiciansí final record together, before they each embarked on their next ventures, this formative album has since become a cult favorite in the í90s emo canon. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the album, this reissue features red and black smoke vinyl and all-analog mastering from the original tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio. Limited to 4,600 units worldwide, this edition also includes the bonus track "Congratulations!", which appeared on the original vinyl release.

                Coolio

                It Takes A Thief (RSD22 EDITION)

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                  "It Takes A Thief" is the debut studio album by Coolio. Originally released in 1994, the album contains the song "Fantastic Voyage" which peaked at #2 on the Billboard100 chart. The album was certified platinum and received praise for bringing a humorous and lighthearted perspective to often violent and profane themes of typical gangsta rap.

                  Creedence Clearwater Revival

                  Live At The Albert Hall (RSD22 EDITION)

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                    For years, rumors have circulated about a long-lost Creedence recording, captured in 1970 during the bandís appearance at Londonís Royal Albert Hall. Now, more than 50 years later, fans can now a piece of rock 'n' roll lore with this collectible 7-inch.†Mirroring the original double-sided 45 released in 1970, Side A features the Albert Hall performance of ìTraveliní Band,î marking the debut release of this rare recording, while Side B offers ìWhoíll Stop the Rain,î live at Oakland Coliseum, CA.†

                    Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine

                    30 Something (RSD23 EDITION)

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                      Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine exploded onto the indie punk scene in the early '90 releasing a string of hit singles and top ten albums as well as selling out countless live shows acquiring a fiercely loyal fanbase

                      30 Something was Carter's second album. Released in February 1991, it charted at number 8 in the UK album charts and spawned the singles 'Anytime Anyplace Anywhere' and 'Bloodsport For All' With nods to The Clash and Bowie, the album contained the band's trademark lyrical puns and snarling punk vocals juxtaposing with harmonisng guitars. The album received 10/10 from NME upon release and ranked as number 8 on their albums of the year list for 1991.

                      This RSD version is presented as a picture disc in a cut out spined sleeve.

                      Come

                      Gently Down The Stream (RSD23 EDITION)

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                        Lovingly re issued on double vinyl for the first time since 1998. Come's final chapter sees Thalia Zedek and Chris Brokaw at their peak, refining their incredible blend of dissonant blues and cathartic noise-rock heightened by the intricate guitar dual-play and the added melody that permeates the songwriting. Includes full album download and new liner notes.

                        Confidence Man

                        RE-TILT EP (RSD23 EDITION)

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                          A 7-track digital EP released in the back-end of 2022 is released on a 12" for the first time. Featuring 'TILT' reworks from Tame Impala, CC:DISCO!, X-COAST, Daniel Avery, CHAI and Erol Alkan. 'TILT' is the much-loved and acclaimed second album from Confidence Man which came out on Heavenly Recordings in April 2022. Written and self-produced by the band and mixed by Ewan Pearson (Metronomy, Jagwar Ma, Pet Shop Boys, Jessie Ware), the release of 'RE-TILT' follows the band's sold out 2022 headline tour. Starts and lands in time for the summer festival season. 

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1.1 Holiday (Tame Impala Remix)
                          1.2 Luvin U Is Easy (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix)
                          1.3 Relieve The Pressure (X-COAST Remix)
                          1.4 Angry Girl (CHAI Version)
                          2.1 Break It Bought It (CC:DISCO! Dub Mix)
                          2.2 Feels Like A Different Thing (Daniel Avery Remix)
                          2.3 Holiday (Erol Alkan OOO Rework)

                          Charlie Parker

                          Afro Cuban Bop: The Long Lost Bird Live Recordings (RSD23 EDITION)

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                            This vinyl debut captures one of the biggest names in jazz, at the peak of his powers, live in concert



                            This 180-gram double set features 18 selections from Charlie Parker, one of jazz's greatest saxophonists. All the recordings were captured in the late 1940s and early '50s at such storied venues as Carnegie Hall and Birdland in New York, The Jubilee in Los Angeles, and the Portland Civic Auditorium. Focused on experiments in Afro-Cuban fusion, Parker is joined by a dazzling array of jazz legends including Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson, Art Blakey, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Red Rodney, and others. The track listing matches the cast of musicians; classics 'Cherokee' and 'A Night in Tunisia' are captured in pristine form, while maintaining the intimate jazz spontaneity of Parker's best recordings. The package includes an essay by rock keyboardist Keith Emerson. While these tracks have previously appeared on other albums, this is the first time they have been gathered in this package on double 180-gram vinyl.

                            Caitlin Rose

                            Johnny Velvet / Carried Away (Demo) (RSD23 EDITION)

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                              Caitlin Rose releases a special limited 7" Vinyl for Record Store Day 2023. The 500 unit Limited 'Cherry Red' Coloured 7" release features two exclusive tracks recorded during the sessions for Caitlinís new critically acclaimed album 'CAZIMI'. New Track 'Johnny Velvet' and the demo version of 'Carried Away (Demo)í will be available for fans for the first time as exclusive to this 7" release.

                              Chet Baker & Jack Sheldon

                              In Perfect Harmony: The Lost Album (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

                                The Spotlight Kid (Deluxe Edition) (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                  Milky Clear vinyl 140g 2LP The Spotlight Kid is the sixth studio album by Captain Beefheart. Originally released in 1972, it is the only album credited solely to Captain Beefheart rather than Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, although every member is featured, and its material is considered part of the band's repertoire. REleased for RSD 2024 as a 2LP in gatefold jacket with milky clear coloured vinyl.

                                  Catfish And The Bottlemen

                                  The Balcony (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                    This release will be on white vinyl. For Record Store Day 2024 Catfish and the Bottlemen release a special edition of the standard x 10 track debut album, The Balcony. The limited edition pressing is exclusively available on white coloured vinyl and in a white, inverted cover sleeve for the first time.Originally released in 2014, the album has gone on to be certified 2x platinum in the UK. 

                                    Celeste

                                    Everyday / Love Will Tear Us Apart (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                      The first track from Celeste's highly anticipated sophomore album. Includes a stunning rendition of Love Will Tear Us Apart.

                                      Cheech & Chong

                                      Up In Smoke (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                        Gatefold jacket, green / smoke coloured vinyl. Coloured vinyl version of the cult classic movie.

                                        Christophe

                                        Les Mots Bleus (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                          Christophe is a major figure on the French music scene of the seventies to the 2000ís. With his amazing repertoire and modern productions, he has indelibly influenced several generations of artists who proudly claim him as their heir. To mark the 50th anniversary of French singer Christophe's legendary album, BMG is releasing a limited edition of the eponymous track on 12" blue vinyl on Records Store Day. "Les Mots bleus" was released in 1974 and quickly became Christophe's signature song - the lyrics are by Jean-Michel Jarre and the music is by Christophe. It's also a song that's become part of French heritage, and has been covered countless times. The song was so successful that Christophe performed two sold-out nights at the legendary Olympia concert hall in Paris. Fun fact: on the track "Le dernier des Bevilacqua", which opens the album "Les mots bleus", Christophe sings an extract of "Les mots bleus" in Italian, before we hear the title again three songs later. So, logically, this track is on the B side of the present 12", which also contains the instrumental version, previously unreleased. And the disc cover features a previously unpublished photo of Bernard Leloup, from the same photo session as the one used for the 7" at the time.

                                          Cockney Rejects

                                          Unforgiven (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                            Come

                                            Eleven:Eleven - Deluxe Edition (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                              Chris Isaak

                                              Beyond The Sun (The Complete Collection) (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                Legendary rocker and Sun Records superfan Chris Isaak pays tribute to the label he loves on Beyond The Sun (Super Deluxe Edition). Chris Isaak revisits the music that inspired him to become a musician in the room where it happened, with these tracks recorded live in Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Hear Chris rock on Carl Perkinsí ìDixie Fried,î roll on Johnny Cashís ìI Walk the Line,î and emulate the King on Elvis Presleyís ìCanít Help Falling In Love,î among many others. This expanded tracklist features songs previously unavailable in the United States, including Chrisí version of Jerry Lee Lewisí ìBonnie B,î and the Roy Orbison classic ìOh, Pretty Woman,î and more.

                                                Caitlin Rose

                                                The Stand In - 10 Year Anniversary Remastered Edition (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                  Chris White Experience

                                                  Best Of (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                    The appetite for The Zombies material has increased over the years, and has continued to grow since their induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. They have now become the subject of a soon to be released major documentary covering their ongoing career called ‘Hung Up On a Dream’ directed by Robert Schwartzman.

                                                    Disbanding before their seminal Odessey & Oracle album was released, Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone have revived the band with a new touring line-up and album, while original bass player Chris White has continued his career as a songwriter and producer.

                                                    The Best of The Chris White Experience is a limited edition 12” album release for Record Store Day 2024, featuring 10 tracks from Chris’ considerable production and writing catalogues. Produced on heavyweight 180g vinyl, it comprises selections from throughout the last 50 years and contains rare and unreleased performances. Including appearances from The Zombies, Argent, Diana Dors, Colin Blunstone and more remastered and available on vinyl for the very first time. This release will not be available in any other physical or digital formats.

                                                    The Chris White Experience spans recordings from 1969 to the present day, and ‘The Best of’ is the first collection to be released on vinyl. 

                                                    Chapterhouse

                                                    Freefall EP

                                                      Formed in Reading in 1987, Chapterhouse took the unusual step of rehearsing and gigging for well over a year before recording even a demotape. Initially, the band got lumped in with the British acid rock scene of the time, a mistake hardly rectified by the band's early performances supporting the rather laidback Spacemen 3. Chapterhouse eventually escaped from one genre only to find themselves amongst the infamous shoegaze groups of 1991 such as Lush, Moose and Slowdive.

                                                      Freefall was their 1990 debut EP and includes the popular track “Falling Down”, which was also included in their debut full-length album Whirlpool. The other three tracks, “Need (Somebody)”, “Inside Of Me” and “Sixteen Years”, were never included on their albums on vinyl and only appeared on this EP.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. Falling Down
                                                      2. Need (Somebody)
                                                      3. Inside Of Me
                                                      4. Sixteen Years

                                                      Cumgirl8

                                                      Phantasea Farm EP

                                                        New York City four-piece c*mgirl8 (aka cg8) announce their debut 4AD EP 'Phantasea Pharm'. Made up of Lida Fox (bass), Veronika Vilim (guitar), Chase Lombardo (drums) and Avishag Rodrigues (guitar), phantasea pharm was born out of an obsession with Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Old McDonald’ ahead of a show in Charlottesville, Virginia. The band decided to pay homage. Vilim dressed up in a cow leotard with pig accessories, Lombardo in a g-string and apron that read ‘The Grillfather,’ Rodrigues became a lawn mower, and Fox took on the role of a sexy rooster. “We went on stage that night and told everyone we were a ‘Fantasy Farm.’” They knew then that would become the basis of their new EP.

                                                        Last month’s single ‘cicciolina’ was a perfect introduction, a tribute to the Hungarian-Italian pornstar turned politician Ilona Staller, aka Cicciolina. The new single ‘gothgirl1’ opens another chapter. Written with Nick Launay (Kate Bush, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Slits), during the band’s stay at Barbizon, “a magical artist hotel nestled on the edge of a mushroom forest,” the result is a four-minute cut of hypnotizing eroticism that perfectly captures the dark mysticism of its genesis.

                                                        phantasea pharm follows last year’s standalone single ‘dumb bitch’ and EP’s c*mgirl8 (2020) and RIPc*mgirl8 (2021), and arrives in the midst of their headlining EU/UK tour and festival run that has seen them play Primavera, The Great Escape, London Calling, and more. c*mgirl8 will then make their return to UK later this Summer joining the line-up for Greenman and Core Festival after having opened for Le Tigre in North America.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Cicciolina
                                                        2. Dead Pixels
                                                        3. Cursed Angel
                                                        4. Picture Party Ft. Christeene
                                                        5. Gothgirl1
                                                        6. Pritney Llc

                                                        Cumgirl8

                                                        Phantasea Farm EP

                                                          New York City four-piece c*mgirl8 (aka cg8) announce their debut 4AD EP 'Phantasea Pharm'. Made up of Lida Fox (bass), Veronika Vilim (guitar), Chase Lombardo (drums) and Avishag Rodrigues (guitar), phantasea pharm was born out of an obsession with Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Old McDonald’ ahead of a show in Charlottesville, Virginia. The band decided to pay homage. Vilim dressed up in a cow leotard with pig accessories, Lombardo in a g-string and apron that read ‘The Grillfather,’ Rodrigues became a lawn mower, and Fox took on the role of a sexy rooster. “We went on stage that night and told everyone we were a ‘Fantasy Farm.’” They knew then that would become the basis of their new EP.

                                                          Last month’s single ‘cicciolina’ was a perfect introduction, a tribute to the Hungarian-Italian pornstar turned politician Ilona Staller, aka Cicciolina. The new single ‘gothgirl1’ opens another chapter. Written with Nick Launay (Kate Bush, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Slits), during the band’s stay at Barbizon, “a magical artist hotel nestled on the edge of a mushroom forest,” the result is a four-minute cut of hypnotizing eroticism that perfectly captures the dark mysticism of its genesis.

                                                          phantasea pharm follows last year’s standalone single ‘dumb bitch’ and EP’s c*mgirl8 (2020) and RIPc*mgirl8 (2021), and arrives in the midst of their headlining EU/UK tour and festival run that has seen them play Primavera, The Great Escape, London Calling, and more. c*mgirl8 will then make their return to UK later this Summer joining the line-up for Greenman and Core Festival after having opened for Le Tigre in North America.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1. Cicciolina
                                                          2. Dead Pixels
                                                          3. Cursed Angel
                                                          4. Picture Party Ft. Christeene
                                                          5. Gothgirl1
                                                          6. Pritney Llc

                                                          Cultureclash

                                                          Cultureclash

                                                            Lost Futures is a new label that explores experimental and often radical approaches to dance music from the past. In a musical landscape that increasingly claims to seek and reward new forms and ideas, Lost Futures delves into the recent past to revisit forward-thinking, optimistic projects that, owing to the social, musical or outright political climate, perhaps struggled to find an audience. Allowing only time to re-contextualise these leftfield, sometimes misunderstood and ultimately human bodies of work, Lost Futures taps into the inherent idealism of rave.

                                                            LF001 trips back until the early nineties to revisit the alternative scene emerging from the Dutch city of Utrecht. Here, three young men - DJ Zero One (Sander Friedeman), TJ Tape TV (Arno Peeters) and DJ White Delight (Richard van der Giessen) - joined forces to form 'The Awax Foundation'. Inspired by the transcendent and revolutionary electronic music arriving on their shores imported from Chicago and Detroit, combining their knowledge, gear and ever-expanding vinyl collection allowed additional freedom in paying sincere tribute to these intoxicating sounds, while also developing their tastes in a more personal, eclectic direction.

                                                            The musical flavours of Awax initially leaned toward acid house and the roots of techno. However, with three different mindsets in the mix, their tastes were rarely fixed. One thing each shared in common was a devotion to collecting rare sounds, specifically more adventurous and international samples than those emanating from the increasingly-hard, masculine dance music emerging from the Netherlands during the period. Inspired by the cross-over global sound of bands like Suns of Arqa, or 'World Music', as it was perhaps patronisingly termed at the time, the trio became interested in the idea of making techno with 'ethnic instruments'.

                                                            Of course, this being 1992, none of The Awax Foundation had access to such instruments; instead, they had a vast, collective library of samples from all over the world. There were no collaborations and no clear plan. Instead, they set to work using a Yamaha TX16W sampler, the legendary Atari 1040ST computer, a cheap mixing desk and a couple of low-end synths and FX machines. When Richard mentioned the project to his friend, Akin Fernandez, the London DJ and owner of cult label Irdial Discs, Fernandez was intrigued enough to invite the trio to record a one-hour show for his 'Monster Music Radio' series on London's then-burgeoning Kiss FM.

                                                            Forced to come up with a name, 'CultureClash' seemed like the obvious choice, even if the members of Awax were only creatively sparring among themselves. Along with the term 'ethno-techno', slightly dubious to a hopefully more conscious Western audience in 2017, these were the only guiding principles to the quietly ambitious project that soon combined cutting-edge machine rhythms with samples sourced from everywhere from Bolivia to Togo, and inspired by everything from Ravi Shankar's epic soundtrack to the Oscar-winning movie Ghandi, to the technical limits of their own setup requiring a dazzling degree of cut-and-paste work. Some tracks even emerged out of academic studies within the ethnomusicology department at The University of Amsterdam.

                                                            The show aired on October 2nd, 1992, recorded in one blistering take and without any rehearsals, traversing a huge variety of tempos and styles. If the performance wasn't seamless, it was undeniably thrilling, fresh and ambitious. As such, several labels, including Fernandez's aforementioned Irdial Discs expressed an interesting in commercially releasing CultureClash, while another imprint proposed a series of twelve-inches and an album. But the sheer complexity of the project meant that it never saw the light of day, while the trio embarked on different journeys ahead, both creative and personal.

                                                            Twenty five years later, and the original CultureClash lineup and founding members of The Awax Foundation provide the sound of the first release from Lost Futures. An otherworldly, ambitious and optimistic compilation, accompanied by extensive sleeve notes from the trio, CultureClash is a timeless ode to experimentation in dance music's ever-overlapping culture.




                                                            Tax Free keep us well furnished with weirdness thanks to this long player of  digital renaissance & romantic ambient by ccctyyy with contributions by isangyi. Tumbling out the stereo like a vaporwave fever dream after one too many xans, "Reappearance" offers misty digital ambience and whacked out drum machine jams reminding me of Visible Cloaks and Tala Drum Corps simultaneously - which is totally Tax Free if you think about it.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            A1. C_RA_001
                                                            A2. INA GRM_RA
                                                            A3. TW
                                                            A4. HORIZONplus
                                                            A5. S_((((
                                                            B1. I_COO)))
                                                            B2. MMMM (feat Isangyi)
                                                            B3. J_T((
                                                            B4. CGO
                                                            B5. OI_I_O_OI (feat Isangyi)

                                                            Chazz

                                                            Sassy Style - Original Mix & 45 Edit By Red Greg

                                                            Where's Pharoah Brunson when you need him? Hang on, I'll just drop this sophisticated funk bomb on the player and wait for the inevitable roar of "BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGGGGGGGGGIIIIEEEE"! Dreamt up in 1982 by two best friends at a disco in Dallas and then released in 1984, Chazz’s "Sassy Style" has everything to please funk aficionados; stellar arrangement, catchy refrain and slick synth-topped groove. There's mad electronics, brilliant adlibs and an utterly optimistic attitude on show - presumably the cause of Discogs seller NEJDAO's speculative £1,200 listing! With Red Greg’s 45 edit on the B side, Reach Out reissuing this gem is more than a gift to record lovers! Pressed with love by Mother Tongue in Italy, it will be the best homage we can have to uphold their legacy in music.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            A. Sassy Style (Original Mix)
                                                            B. Sassy Style (45 Edit By Red Greg)

                                                            Chris Abrahams, Oren Ambarchi, & Robbie Avenaim

                                                            Placelessness

                                                              Unique recording of this unique constellation of musicians. Featuring pianist Chris Abrahams of cult jazz band THE NECKS, guitar and experimental maverick Oren Ambarchi, and percussion experimentalist Robbie Avenaim.

                                                              Polymath Oren Ambarchi has a celebrated release career with a devoted new music following, his last solo album “Schebang” on Drag City ended on many 2022 top ten lists including The Wire, along with being listed in Pitchfork 50 Best Albums of the year.

                                                              Following nearly 20 years of working together as a trio, and numerous cross-collaborations in different configuration between them, Ideologic Organ presents Placelessness, the debut full-length by Chris Abrahams, Oren Ambarchi, and Robbie Avenaim, comprising two long-form works at juncture of ambient music, minimalism, rigorous experimentalism and improvisation, and machine music.

                                                              Having carved distinct pathways across a diverse number of musical idioms for decades, Chris Abrahams, Oren Ambarchi, and Robbie Avenaim are each, respectively, among the most noteworthy and groundbreaking figures to have emerged from Australia’s thriving experimental music scene. Ambarchi and Avenaim first encountered Abrahams when seeing the Necks - the project that has served as the primary vehicle for his singular approach to the piano since its founding in 1987 together during the late 1980s, not long after having met in Sydney’s underground music community. The pair’s collaborations date back more than 35 years, criss-crossing Ambarchi’s pioneering solo and ensemble work for guitar and Avenaim’s visionary efforts for SARPS (Semi Automated Robotic Percussion System), robotic and kinetic extensions to his drum kit.

                                                              In 2004, fate brought the three together in a trio performance at the What Is Music? Festival, the annual touring showcase of experimental music founded and run by Ambarchi and Avenaim between 1994-2012. For the nearly two decades since, Abrahams, Ambarchi, and Avenaim have intermittently reformed in exclusively live contexts, in Australia and abroad, cultivating and refining the fertile ground first tilled in that early meeting. Placelessness is the first album to present this remarkable trio’s efforts in recorded form.

                                                              Placelessness is the joining of three highly individualised streams, working in perfect harmony; the point at which friendship, mutual respect, and decades of creative exploration produce a singular spectrum of sound. Featuring Abrahams on piano, Ambarchi on guitar, and Avenaim on drums, the album’s two sides draw on each artist’s enduring dedication to long-form composition. Its two pieces, Placelessness I and Placelessness II, initially began as a single, 40 minute work, before being divided and reworked into distinct, complimentary gestures for the corresponding sides of the LP.

                                                              Beginning with restrained clusters of reverberant piano tones, Placelessness I progresses at an almost glacial pace, with Abrahams’ interventions increasing met by sparse responses, darting within vast ambiences, on guitar and percussion by Ambarchi and Avenaim. Remarkably conversational within its convergences of tonal, rhythmic, and textural abstraction, over the work’s duration a progressive sense of tension unfurls and contracts, refusing release, as each of the ensemble’s members contribute to an increasingly tangled sense of density at its resolve.

                                                              While an entirely autonomous work, Placelessness II rapidly realises a distillation of the energy hinted at across the length of its predecessor. Following a luring passage of harmonious calm, Abrahams’ launches into shimmering lines of repeating arpeggios, complimented at each escalation of tempo by Avenaim’s machine gun fire percussion work and Ambarchi’s masterful delivery of tonality and texture, as the trio collectively generate dense sheets of pointillistic ambience within which individual identity is almost lost, before slowly unspooling into unexpected abstractions and dissonances that deftly intervene with the work’s inner logic and calm.

                                                              What could easily be termed a maximalist take on Minimalism, Placelessness is a masterstroke of contemporary, real time composition, that blurs the boundaries between ambient music, experimentalism, free improvisation, and machine music. Drawing on Chris Abrahams, Oren Ambarchi, and Robbie Avenaim’s decades of respective solo and collaborative practice, and the culmination of nearly twenty years of working together as a trio, it’s two durational pieces - Placelessness I and Placelessness II - take form with a startling sense of effortlessness and grace, neither shying away from explicit beauty or rigorously tension within their forms.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              01 Placelessness I 18:28
                                                              02 Placelessness II 20:42

                                                              Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul

                                                              Topical Dancer

                                                                Today sees Belgian-Caribbean provocateur Charlotte Adigéry and her long-term musical partner, Bolis Pupul announce their debut album Topical Dancer, via Soulwax’s iconic label DEEWEE.

                                                                Cultural appropriation. Misogyny and racism. Social media vanity. Post-colonialism and political correctness. These are not talking points that you’d ordinarily hear on the dancefloor but Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul are ripping up the rulebook with their debut album Topical Dancer. The Ghent-based duo, who broke out with their 2019 Zandoli EP, are rare storytellers in electronic music: they take the temperature of the time and funnel them into their playful synth concoctions – never didactic and always with a knowing wink.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                Bel Deewee
                                                                Esperanto
                                                                Blenda
                                                                Hey
                                                                It Hit Me
                                                                Ich Mwen (with Christiane Adigéry)
                                                                Reappropriate
                                                                Ceci N'est Pas Un Cliché
                                                                Huile Smisse
                                                                Mantra
                                                                Making Sense Stop
                                                                Haha
                                                                Thank You

                                                                Canaan Amber

                                                                CA - 2024 Reissue

                                                                  Tracked in the decade after Duster went on hiatus, Canaan Amber’s debut solo EP CA demonstrates the California-born guitarist’s affection for San Francisco jangle and Santa Cruz surf. Crawling at a banana slug’s pace, Canaan wraps the loneliest one-string guitar solos around a cluster of hollow rhythms and ghostly mumbles. The original 2012 five-song CD has been expanded to include six other demos plundered from the prolific songwriter’s vault. More Wolf Moon than Black Moon, CA continues to explore and map the hidden galaxies that make up the Duster universe.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  SIDE A
                                                                  Create The Scene
                                                                  Days Rewinding
                                                                  Gold Hills
                                                                  Runaway
                                                                  No Way

                                                                  SIDE B
                                                                  Turn On
                                                                  Everything Is All In Place
                                                                  Wander Off
                                                                  Ghost Girls
                                                                  Take Off Your Face
                                                                  Traces

                                                                  Charles Amoah

                                                                  Sweet Vibration

                                                                    Following on from the runaway success of Soundway's release of Kiki Gyan's '24 Hours In A Disco', another Ghanaian legend looks to have his time to shine.

                                                                    One of the most well-known disco and burger highlife artists of the time, Charles Amoah originally began his career as a drummer. Playing with Alex Konadu's band, as well as the likes of Precious Jewels and Nana Tuffour, he then moved to Germany in the early 80s.

                                                                    His first album 'Sweet Vibration' spawned several hits which went on to be released as separate singles, namely "Scratch My Back" and "Shake Your Body To The Beat".

                                                                    From the irresistible funk hooks of these singles, to the Lionel Richie-esque instrumentation of "Life's Like Being In A Boxing Ring", or the kraut-rock stylings of "Jungle Rock" - there is little doubt that the blend of disco, funk and highlife that was unique to the Ghanaian-German scene can be experienced in its full splendour on 'Sweet Vibration'.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    Shake Your Body To The Beat
                                                                    Fighting Spirit
                                                                    Sweet Vibration
                                                                    Shake Your Body To The Beat (Long Version)
                                                                    Scratch My Back
                                                                    Life's Like Being In A Boxing Ring
                                                                    Jungle Rock
                                                                    Our Love's On Fire

                                                                    Moskenstraumen, Christopher William Anderson’s first and only release under his own name, sees him saying goodbye to the electric guitar as the instrument of choice for solo compositions.

                                                                    The tracks were crafted using a Gretsch Duo Jet and numerous tape and digital delays/loopers into something far removed from the sound of the source.

                                                                    Originally self-released 3 years ago almost to the day and sold in painstakingly produced hand crafted packaging only a few were lucky enough to grab a copy. Now we are incredibly privileged to help "Moskenstraumen" see the light of day again amongst the increasing ranks of Sacred Tapes releases.

                                                                    Written and recorded by Christopher Anderson between 2009-11


                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    An End To Calm
                                                                    Blood & Salt
                                                                    Moskenstraumen
                                                                    Eye
                                                                    The Last Refracted Light

                                                                    Courtney Marie Andrews

                                                                    Honest Life

                                                                      After a decade spent at the height of the music industry, touring solo and with large pop bands, Courtney Marie Andrews has realised her desire for a place to come home to. She found that in a small rural town in the deep forests of Washington. There, she posted up at a local bar, slinging drinks, basking in the simplicity and reflection it allowed. She has emerged with a new fire on Honest Life, melding indie-folk and Americana with a rebellious country flavour reminiscent of her Southwestern roots.

                                                                      Honest Life is the culmination of Andrews' life on the road, absorbing the stories, traditions and heartbreaks along the way. The songs on Honest Life touch on personal coming-of-age stories ("Rookie Dreaming"), the stunning beauty of resiliency ("How Quickly Your Heart Mends"), take-no-shit self-determination anthems ("Irene"), and thoughts on how to accept emotions like loneliness and vulnerability in your life ("Table for One"). Andrews' heart-wrenching songwriting and crystal-clear vocal style are as captivating as they are invigorating. It's no wonder Ryan Adams called Andrews "a phenomenal songwriter." True to her own vision, Andrews produced the entire record herself and recorded it at Litho Studios in Seattle with recording engineer Floyd Reitsma, whose recent credits include Noah Gundersen and Pearl Jam.

                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                      Barry says: A beautifully rendered and heartfelt collection of Americana anthems and soulful country, all topped by Andrews' powerful and immensely emotive voice. Pristinely produced, relentlessly melodic and irresistibly enduring.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1. Rookie Dreaming
                                                                      2. Not The End
                                                                      3. Irene
                                                                      4. How Quickly Your Heart Mends
                                                                      5. Let The Good One Go
                                                                      6. Honest Life
                                                                      7. Table For One
                                                                      8. Put The Fire Out
                                                                      9. 15 Highway Lines
                                                                      10. Only In My Mind

                                                                      Courtney Marie Andrews

                                                                      Loose Future

                                                                        Produced by Sam Evian. Following Old Flowers' 2020 Grammy nomination, and due to Covid restrictions, Courtney, for the first time in her young nomadic life, was forced off the road and to remain at home. What resulted was the publishing of her first book of poetry, the first gallery showings of her paintings, and a period of self-discovery leading to the new album, Loose Future.

                                                                        Whereas Old Flowers was a beautiful and emotional break-up record, CMA's return with Loose Future is a bright, dynamic, falling-in-love record. Courtney's got a new story to tell, backed by a strong new musical direction, and a show-stopping collection of songs. Loose Future was recorded at Sam Owen's upstate New York Flying Cloud Studios, with musicians Josh Kaufman (Bonny Lighthorseman), Chris Bear (Grizzly Bear), and Sam Owens (Sam Evian).

                                                                        On the honey shores of Cape Cod in a beach shack, Courtney Marie Andrews found self-love and her voice. Every morning, she’d walk 6-8 miles around the back trails of an island and meditate on her life, perusing old memories and patterns like browsing a used bookshop. After more than a decade on the road, the Phoenix-born songwriter, poet, and painter finally had the space to process all the highs and lows of a life of constants. She was finally ready to make a record of triumph, while not completely forgetting the years that made her. That record is the Sam Evian produced Loose Future.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. Loose Future
                                                                        2. Older Now
                                                                        3. On The Line
                                                                        4. Satellite
                                                                        5. These Are The Good Old Days
                                                                        6. Thinkin' On You
                                                                        7. You Do What You Want
                                                                        8. Let Her Go
                                                                        9. Change My Mind
                                                                        10. Me & Jerry

                                                                        Courtney Marie Andrews

                                                                        May Your Kindness Remain

                                                                          The highly anticipated follow up to Courtney Marie Andrews' critically acclaimed 2017 breakthrough album, Honest Life.
                                                                          Courtney Marie Andrews’ new full-length album, May Your Kindness Remain, will be released March 23 on Loose in the UK & Europe and Fat Possum Records/Mama Bird Recording Co. in the USA. In advance of the release, the album’s title track is premiered as part of NPR Music’s “Songs We Love” series.
                                                                          Produced by Mark Howard (Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Tom Waits), the album was recorded over eight days at a rented house-turned-studio in L.A.
                                                                          UK fans fell for Courtney’s breakthrough album Honest Life last year, when as the BBC put it, she became an “overnight success” after 10 years trying to break into the business. UK media such as The Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times compared her music to the work of classic artists such as Guy Clark, John Prine, Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and Glen Campbell alongside modern references such as Laura Marling and Julie Byrne. The album became one of the biggest breakthrough records of 2017 in the UK, with 4-5 star reviews from publications including Daily Telegraph, Uncut, Mojo and Q Magazine, as well as reaching #1 on the Official U.K. Americana Chart Independent Album Breakers Chart. In April 2017, Andrews made her debut on the BBC’s legendary “Later…With Jools Holland” programme.


                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                          Barry says: A beautiful mix of deep Americana, new country and the forward thrust of todays melodic indie, Courtney Marie Andrews has not failed to impress yet, and 'May Your Kindness...' is no different. Stunning.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          1. May Your Kindness Remain
                                                                          2. Lift The Lonely From My Heart
                                                                          3. Two Cold Nights In Buffalo
                                                                          4. Rough Around The Edges
                                                                          5. Border
                                                                          6. Took You Up
                                                                          7. This House
                                                                          8. Kindness Of Strangers
                                                                          9. I’ve Hurt Worse
                                                                          10. Long Road Back To You

                                                                          Courtney Marie Andrews

                                                                          No One's Slate Is Clean

                                                                            Reissue of Courtney Marie Andrews' early record, No One's Slate Is Clean, from Fat Possum / House Arrest.

                                                                            Her local alt-newsweekly once called Andrews “the biggest star in the pop-folk scene in Phoenix.” In the same article, Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World, who had Andrews sing backup vocals on the band’s 2010 release Invented, called the young singer “all pro.”

                                                                            But being huge in Phoenix isn’t big enough for Andrews, who hits the road relentlessly. She visits Upland’s The Wire Sunday, Jan. 29, bringing her somber, Carole King-ish crooning and Zooey Deschanel bangs to the stage.

                                                                            The self-taught songbird is influenced by artists as far reaching as Sun Kil Moon and Billie Holiday to Joni Mitchell and Pink Floyd. But what inspires her creativity most, she says, is change—people, places and things, continually evolving.

                                                                            Touring, which provides plenty of spark for songwriting, is part of the deal for the desert dweller. “It’s bad and it’s also vital for my sanity,” Andrews says. “I really like the stories,” she says, adding that nearly every song on No One’s Slate is Clean was written in a hotel room.

                                                                            Many of Andrews’ tunes are autobiographical, of course, sometimes intimately, painfully so. “But there are always those little stretches of truth,” she concedes. “But that is what makes a story a story.” The ones that come easily usually end up as tracks on the album, she says. But that doesn’t mean they are Andrews’ favorites.'"

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            1. Bumper In The Hail
                                                                            2. Monkey On A Chain
                                                                            3. Songs For Tourists
                                                                            4. Mistress Of The Stone
                                                                            5. Ballad Of A Home Once Left
                                                                            6. Sex Dreams
                                                                            7. Unbalanced Suns
                                                                            8. Canals Of Amsterdam
                                                                            9. Georgia Guilt
                                                                            10. Dear Sister
                                                                            11. Magician's Best Trick

                                                                            On her 3rd album for both Fat Possum and Loose Records, Courtney Marie Andrews has seemingly pulled in to one package all the songwriting skill, vocal prowess, and musicianship displayed on previous albums, into one career defining statement. A break-up record for sure, though due to CMA's extraordinary storytelling gifts, more of a modern day coming-of-age tale of love won, love sustained, and unfortunately, love's inevitable dissolution.

                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                            Barry says: A bittersweet and majestic collection of heartfelt ballads and more upbeat, jangling pieces all rendered in Andrews' typically effervescent and emotive style. Slide guitars, rich acoustics and those unmistakable vocals. Gorgeous.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            1. Burlap String 03:57
                                                                            2. Guilty
                                                                            3. If I Told 04:58
                                                                            4. Together Or Alone
                                                                            5. Carnival Dream
                                                                            6. Old Flowers
                                                                            7. Break The Spell
                                                                            8. It Must Be Someone Else's Fault 03:18
                                                                            9. How You Get Hurt 04:24
                                                                            10. Ships In The Night

                                                                            Courtney Marie Andrews

                                                                            On My Page

                                                                              Re-issue of Courtney's debut album.

                                                                              For a decade or so since Courtney’s been a session and backup singer and guitarist for nearly 40 artists – from Jimmy Eat World to Damien Jurado - but she never stopped writing her own material. With plans to settle down for a bit and focus on her own songs, Courtney moved to Seattle in 2011 and recorded her last full-length record On My Page. However, the record had hardly been released before she was on the road again performing other artists’ songs, eventually leading her overseas to play guitar and sing with Belgian star Milow. It was during this time that Courtney also wrote many of the songs on Honest Life.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Woman Of Many Colors
                                                                              2. This Time
                                                                              3. It Keeps Going
                                                                              4. Blue Woman
                                                                              5. Haven't Seen It
                                                                              6. 500 Nights
                                                                              7. Fall City
                                                                              8. Paintings From Michael
                                                                              9. On My Page
                                                                              10. Left-Handed Angel

                                                                              Courtney Marie Andrews

                                                                              On My Page

                                                                                Re-issue of Courtney's debut album.

                                                                                For a decade or so since Courtney’s been a session and backup singer and guitarist for nearly 40 artists – from Jimmy Eat World to Damien Jurado - but she never stopped writing her own material. With plans to settle down for a bit and focus on her own songs, Courtney moved to Seattle in 2011 and recorded her last full-length record On My Page. However, the record had hardly been released before she was on the road again performing other artists’ songs, eventually leading her overseas to play guitar and sing with Belgian star Milow. It was during this time that Courtney also wrote many of the songs on Honest Life.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                1. Woman Of Many Colors
                                                                                2. This Time
                                                                                3. It Keeps Going
                                                                                4. Blue Woman
                                                                                5. Haven't Seen It
                                                                                6. 500 Nights
                                                                                7. Fall City
                                                                                8. Paintings From Michael
                                                                                9. On My Page
                                                                                10. Left-Handed Angel

                                                                                Craig Armstrong

                                                                                As If To Nothing - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                  Award-winning Scottish composer Craig Armstrong’s trailblazing 2002 album ‘As If To Nothing’ receives 20th anniversary first-ever vinyl release on Hydrogen Dukebox.

                                                                                  Twenty years on from its original release, Craig Armstrong’s ‘As If To Nothing’ - his electronic/orchestral masterpiece featuring musical heavyweights Bono, Mogwai, Evan Dando, King Crimson and others - is being reissued for the first time on vinyl in a super-deluxe, super-limited edition run via Hydrogen Dukebox.

                                                                                  Remastered at Abbey Road Studios and cut at half-speed to produce a superior sound quality, the release comes completely repackaged with reimagined artwork by award-winning designer Christopher Thomson and there's also a special 'Dinked Archive Edition' version limited to just 500 copies worldwide including a bonus 10" of a newly unearthed track from the original recording sessions.

                                                                                  ‘As If To Nothing’, Armstrong’s second solo album following 1998’s ‘The Space Between Us’, is a timeless, groundbreaking record that marries stunning string arrangements, atmospheric electronics and contemporary popular music.

                                                                                  Originally released on renowned UK electronic outfit Massive Attack's label Melankolic, the record captures an enduring mood and sentiment that continues to enchant listeners today, from the stirring opener ‘Ruthless Gravity’ to the euphoric closing of ‘Choral Ending’. Armstrong’s collaborative work with Massive Attack on the 1994 album ‘Protection’ is an influence that can be heard throughout ‘As If To Nothing’:
                                                                                  “It was a very particular time musically within Britain, and the world”, he says. “To be part of the label, Melankolic, and working with Massive Attack, was a unique moment in time. They gave me real freedom to do what I wanted. The album was ahead of its time, I think - it still sounds pure and contemporary.”
                                                                                  “A lot of younger acts have contacted me over the years to say how seminal the album has been to them. One of the great things is that people have never stopped listening to the album. To have it reissued and released on this first-ever vinyl package is a very special thing to me.”

                                                                                  The album features a cast of luminaries including Bono on ‘Stay (Farway, So Close!’), Mogwai on ‘Miracle’ and Lemonheads’ Evan Dando ‘Wake Up In New York’, as well as producer Photek, soul singer David McAlmont, Alpha vocalist Wendy Stubbs, and Antye Greie-Fuchs, and a sample of King Crimson’s ‘Starless’ on ‘Starless II’. Praise for the album at the time of its release included Pitchfork ("Powerfully evocative and serene") and Rolling Stone ("[Armstrong] makes Bono sound like a fallen angel on a majestic remake of "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)".

                                                                                  Through his orchestral writing, electronic compositions and wide-ranging artistic collaborations in classical and film music, Craig Armstrong’s work has received worldwide acclaim. Armstrong is widely known for composing award winning film music, having scored both Hollywood and independent films, from Peter Mullan’s directorial debut 'The Close Trilogy' to the BAFTA, Ivor Novello and Golden Globe-winning award scores for Baz Luhrmann’s 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Moulin Rouge!' and 'The Great Gatsby'.

                                                                                  His film scoring has also featured in many other popular films including 'The Quiet American', 'Orphans', 'Love Actually', 'World Trade Centre', 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age', 'Far From The Madding Crowd', and 'Ray!', with the latter awarded a Grammy for Best Original Score. And several collaborations with Oliver Stone, ‘World Trade Center’ and ‘Snowden’.

                                                                                  The reissue of ‘As If To Nothing’ is a fitting celebration of this exemplary album’s 20th anniversary, and an opportunity to own this key record from Armstrong’s celebrated body of work on vinyl for the first time.


                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Side A
                                                                                  Ruthless Gravity
                                                                                  Wake Up In New York
                                                                                  Miracle
                                                                                  Amber
                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                  Finding Beauty
                                                                                  Waltz
                                                                                  Inhaler
                                                                                  Hymn 2
                                                                                  Side C
                                                                                  Snow
                                                                                  Starless II
                                                                                  Stay
                                                                                  Side D
                                                                                  Niente
                                                                                  Sea Song
                                                                                  Let It Be Love
                                                                                  Choral Ending



                                                                                  Cameron Avery has arrived as a new breed of nocturnal crooner, a train-wreck romantic creating timeless, ambitious music for the modern age. Utilizing his soulful wit, shrewd arrangements, and a deep, husky baritone, Avery harnesses the dark power and humor of artists like Nick Cave, Scott Walker, and Tindersticks to expertly walk the fine line between vulnerable and venerable.

                                                                                  Hailing from the late 2000’s-era Perth, Australia, a healthy scene of hard-hitting garage rock bands, including a long stint as the drummer of Pond, Avery found his musical footing while playing with friends but sought the reward of his own outfit. Encouraged by his friend Kevin Parker of Tame Impala to record on his own, Avery started The Growl as his solo project in 2007, making an EP and an album of aggressive, distorted psychedelic rock and roll.

                                                                                  When Parker asked him to join Tame Impala as its touring bassist in 2013, Avery jumped at the chance and rose with that band to the top of the psych-rock heap, but all the while remained focused on carving out his singular identity as an artist and following his own muse. On a break from touring, Avery decided to head to the US to work on his album. He would settle in Los Angeles at the behest of Jonathan Wilson, the Echo Park musician and producer who also encouraged Avery to shine a spotlight on his baritone singing voice, unlike the snarling, obscured vocals of The Growl. It was a lofty idea, but one to which Avery aspired, encouraged by the challenge. Melancholic machismo is written into the very DNA of Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams.

                                                                                  From the classical, finger-picked guitar on the opener “A Time and Place” and the orchestral vamping of “Do You Know Me By Heart?” to the bombastic, self-assured swagger of “Dance with Me.” He takes an emotive page from the Leonard Cohen songbook-of-longing on “Big Town Girl” just as naturally as he thumbs an aggressive note of Bad Seed strut and Cramps rut on “Watch Me Take It Away.” And by the time he purrs that earnest refrain of “Baby, it’s you” on the album’s closer “C’est Toi,” Avery has surely mastered that drunken tightrope dance. Now a resident of New York City, Avery looks to continue his search for the ultimate sensations from a fresh vantage point.


                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                  Laura says: The fact that Jonathan Wilson has produced this album is more of an indicator of it's sound than the bands Cameron Avery has previously been involved with: Pond, Tame Impala, The Growl. His rich baritone is perfectly suited to the romantic, string laden, swoon-some songs that make up the majority of this album, but it's equally suited to the more robust numbers and the bluesy stomp of "Watch Me Take It Away" which is one of the album stand outs. Comparisons have been make to Leonard Cohen and Scott Walker amongst others, but on gems like "Wasted On Fidelity" and "An Ever Jarring Moment" and "C'est Toi" I'd say Richard Hawley fans should take note. Lovely stuff.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1. A Time And Place
                                                                                  2. Do You Know Me By Heart
                                                                                  3. Dance With Me
                                                                                  4. Wasted On Fidelity
                                                                                  5. Big Town Girl
                                                                                  6. Disposable
                                                                                  7. The Cry Of Captain Hollywood
                                                                                  8. Watch Me Take It Away
                                                                                  9. An Ever Jarring Moment
                                                                                  10. C'est Toi (Extended) 

                                                                                  Carola Baer

                                                                                  The Story Of Valerie - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                    The discovery of a cassette of Carola Baer’s early ’90s private home recordings was like finding a needle in a haystack. Made as a one-off mixtape of newly-recorded songs, and given to a long-since forgotten recipient, this cassette was found in 2017 at a Goodwill “bins” location in Portland, Oregon.

                                                                                    These chaotic, by-the-pound thrift stores contain thousands of unsorted items in constant flux, which are only available for the public to buy for a limited time before they are discarded. The prospect that this obscure relic would be rescued from its untimely fate is nothing short of a miracle. As this tape was the only one in existence, with no back up versions of many of the songs, it’s more than likely that this music would have been lost forever.

                                                                                    The Story Of Valerie is made up of songs culled from that cassette, with a few additional tracks from the time, and is the first time Carola Baer’s solo material has been heard by the public. The intense emotion of the music is brought upon by the primary themes of the album: the cruelty of humanity, isolated life as a British immigrant in the US, and the pain of doomed relationships.

                                                                                    Despite being inspired by classic 4AD acts like Dead Can Dance and Cocteau Twins, Baer’s home recordings have a sound and style that is uniquely her own. Many of the tracks feel like musical exorcisms, with Baer’s spine tingling voice soaring above minimal arrangements for Yamaha DX-7 and Casio CZ-101 synthesizers. Like finding a stranger’s diary, the listener is granted access to music that is emotionally raw and deeply personal.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1. Maker Of Me
                                                                                    2. Golden Boy
                                                                                    3. Save Me
                                                                                    4. We Already Feel
                                                                                    5. Springtime
                                                                                    6. Doors Talk
                                                                                    7. Solemn Cattle
                                                                                    8. Nothing Left To Say
                                                                                    9. See The Lights Again
                                                                                    10. Dreams
                                                                                    11. On Top Of The Mountain

                                                                                    Corinne Bailey Rae

                                                                                    Black Rainbows

                                                                                      Black Rainbows is a musical project inspired by the objects and artworks collected by Theaster Gates at the Stoney Island Arts Bank in Chicago. Situated at the Great Grand Crossing neighborhoods of Chicago's South Side, Stoney Island Arts Bank is a cathedral to Black Art, a curated collection of Black archives comprising books, sculpture, records, furniture and problematic objects from America's past. As well as being a site for archive, the Arts bank is also a place for convening. Bailey Rae attended The Black Artists Retreat there in 2017 and performed in the space.

                                                                                      Wide ranging in it's themes, Black Rainbows' subjects are drawn from encounters with objects in the Arts Bank. Taking us from the rock hewn churces of Ethiopia, to the journeys of Black Pioneers Westward, from Miss New York Transit Queen 1957, to how the sunset appears from Harriet Jacobs' loophole.

                                                                                      Black Rainbows explores Black femininity, Spell Work, Inner Space/Outer Space, time collapse and ancestors, the erasure Black childhood and music as a vessel for transcendence.

                                                                                      The project will be released in various iterations - live performances, books, visuals, lectures, exhibitions, and more.

                                                                                      Sonically, the album is a multi-genre mix of the progressive R&B, neo soul sound that will be familiar to fans but it also contains rock, jazz and electronic elements.

                                                                                      The album was produced by S.J. Brown and Corinne Bailey Rae.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1. A Spell, A Prayer
                                                                                      2. Black Rainbows
                                                                                      3. Erasure
                                                                                      4. Earthlings
                                                                                      5. Red Horse
                                                                                      6. New York Transit Queen
                                                                                      7. He Will Follow You With His Eyes
                                                                                      8. Put It Down
                                                                                      9. Peach Velvet Sky
                                                                                      10. Before The Throne Of The Invisible God

                                                                                      Chet Baker & Bill Evans

                                                                                      Complete Recordings

                                                                                        Perennial jazz stars Chet Baker and Bill Evans rarely recorded together and this 2LP set, including a bonus track, represents all of their collaborative sessions.

                                                                                        By the time the music was taped, Chet was already known as much for his singing as for his trumpet playing, but all of the performances here are entirely instrumental.

                                                                                        After cutting these sides Baker and Evans would go their separate ways and these recordings remain the only testimony of their subtle and elegant musical interactions.

                                                                                        Chet Baker trumpet, Bill Evans piano

                                                                                        plus:
                                                                                        Herbie Mann, flute
                                                                                        Pepper Adams, baritone sax
                                                                                        Kenny Burrell, guitar
                                                                                        Paul Chambers, bass
                                                                                        Connie Kay, drums
                                                                                        Philly Joe Jones, drums
                                                                                        Zoot Sims, alto sax.
                                                                                        Pepper Adams, baritone sax
                                                                                        Earl May, bass
                                                                                        Clifford Jarvis, drums

                                                                                        New York, 1958 & 1959

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        Almost Like Being In Love
                                                                                        I Could Have Danced All Night
                                                                                        Thank Heaven For Little Girls
                                                                                        I Talk To The Trees
                                                                                        Show Me
                                                                                        Early Morning Mood
                                                                                        If You Could See Me Now
                                                                                        You And The Night And The Music
                                                                                        Time On My Hands
                                                                                        You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
                                                                                        September Song
                                                                                        'tis Autumn
                                                                                        It Never Entered My Mind
                                                                                        How High The Moon
                                                                                        Alone Together

                                                                                        Chet Baker

                                                                                        Chet Baker Plays The Best Of Lerner And Loewe - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                          Craft Recordings reissue not one but four classic, remastered titles from legendary jazz artist Chet Baker. The albums comprise Baker’s entire output as a leader for the renowned jazz label Riverside - all recorded and released between 1958 and 1959: (Chet Baker Sings) It Could Happen to You, Chet Baker in New York, Chet and Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe.

                                                                                          The recordings, which feature such icons as Bill Evans, Johnny Griffin and Kenny Burrell, have all been cut from their original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI.

                                                                                          Chet Baker

                                                                                          Chet Is Back - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                            Recorded in Italy in 1962, 'Chet Is Back!' highlights the iconic trumpeter cutting loose on such bop-oriented workouts as "Pent-Up House" and "Well, You Needn't." Backed skilfully by a young cadre of up- and- coming European musicians, including the stellar saxophonist Bobby Jaspar and guitarist Rene Thomas, Baker sounds marvellous in both ballads and up-tempo tunes. It includes a stellar Baker version of the immortal "Over the Rainbow."

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            Blues In The Closet
                                                                                            Ballata In Forma Di Blues
                                                                                            Pent- UP House
                                                                                            Over The Rainbow
                                                                                            Star Eyes
                                                                                            Barbados
                                                                                            These Foolish Things
                                                                                            Well, You Needn't

                                                                                            Chet Baker

                                                                                            In New York - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                              Chet Baker in New York has Chet Baker playing with great East Coast musicians: Philly Joe Jones on drums, Al Haig on piano, the great Paul Chambers on bass, and tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin added on three tracks.

                                                                                              Recorded in December 1958, Baker didn't sing on any of the tracks on the LP. "Soft Winds" was recorded during the same session as the rest of the tracks, but it wasn't initially included on the Chet Baker in New York LP, as it was originally going to be issued on a compilation LP by various trumpet players titled New Blue Horns. It has been added here in order to complete the original session.

                                                                                              The Complete Album + 1 Bonus Track.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              1. Fair Weather 6:56
                                                                                              2. Hotel 49 9:52
                                                                                              3. Blue Thoughts 7:37
                                                                                              4. Polka Dots And Moonbeams 7:57
                                                                                              5. Solar 5:51
                                                                                              6. When Lights Are Low 6:54
                                                                                              7. Soft Winds 6:29
                                                                                              8. The Heather On The Hill 5:05*
                                                                                              9. I Ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face 4:14*
                                                                                              10. On The Street Where You Live 8:37*

                                                                                              Chet Baker

                                                                                              It Could Happen To You

                                                                                                Seminal jazz trumpeter and vocalist Chet 'The Price' Baker had a typically turbulent legacy within the scene. Whilst inspiring pivotal developments in 'cool', and described by jazz historian Dave Kelly as 'James Dean, Sinatra, and Bix, rolled into one'; his career was potmarked with drug problems, causing him to leave music for a while after a failed drug deal ended with some of his teeth being knocked out. Regaining his embouchure for a second wind, the musician died attempting to cross balconies at his home in Amsterdam whilst under the effect of cocaine and heroin.

                                                                                                "It Could Happen To You" is widely regarded as one of the artist's best albums. Released in 1958 it follows traditions set out on "Chet Baker Sings" (1954) and "Chet Baker Sings and Plays with Bud Shank, Russ Freeman & Strings" in that it features Chet singing some typical jazz standards in his new, 'cool' style. Differing from the aforementioned LPs, it also features tracks with no trumpet at all, Chet opting to 'skat' in place of traditional instrument solos. This version contains new specially prepared liner notes by Penguin Guide To Jazz's writer Brian Morton and by Paris' prestigious Jazz Magazine.

                                                                                                "Brilliant song selection. This is an essential title in Chet Baker's 30-plus year canon." - Lindsay Planer, AllMusic


                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                Do It The Hard Way
                                                                                                I'm Old Fashioned
                                                                                                You're Driving Me Crazy
                                                                                                It Could Happen To You
                                                                                                My Heart Stood Still
                                                                                                Forgetful
                                                                                                The More I See You
                                                                                                Everything Happens To Me
                                                                                                Dancing On The Ceiling
                                                                                                How Long Has This Been Going On?
                                                                                                Old Devil Moon
                                                                                                My Funny Valentine

                                                                                                Chet Baker

                                                                                                It Could Happen To You - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                  It Could Happen to You follows a formula similar to two other Baker albums, "Chet Baker Sings" (1954) and "Chet Baker Sings and Plays with Bud Shank, Russ Freeman & Strings" (recorded in 1955, released in 1964) in which he sings traditional pop standards in a jazzy fashion Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker, Jr., known for his lyrical and intimate style and for having been among the main exponents of genre known as cool jazz, confirmed in this recording as one of most important musician (and singer) of the jazz.

                                                                                                  This release is part of the New Ermitage collection available from January 2024: 18 jazz and soul titles reissued on yellow vinyl with new codes and renewed graphics.


                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  1. Do It The Hard Way
                                                                                                  2. I'm Old Fashioned
                                                                                                  3. You're Driving Me Crazy
                                                                                                  4. It Could Happen To You
                                                                                                  5. My Heart Stood Still
                                                                                                  6. The More I See You
                                                                                                  7. Everything Happens To Me
                                                                                                  8. Dancing On The Ceiling
                                                                                                  9. How Long Has This Been Going On?
                                                                                                  10. Old Devil Moon

                                                                                                  Chet Baker

                                                                                                  My Funny Valentine - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                    A collection of songs played and sung by Chet Baker between 1953 and 1956 starting from "My funny Valentine" written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Sweet and sensual music that continue on other tracks: this record it's the better collection to discover Chet Baker known for major innovations in cool jazz that led him to be nicknamed the "Prince of Cool".

                                                                                                    This release is part of the New Ermitage collection available from January 2024: 18 jazz and soul titles reissued on yellow vinyl with new codes and renewed graphics.


                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1. My Funny Valentine
                                                                                                    2. Someone To Watch Over Me
                                                                                                    3. Moonlight Becomes You
                                                                                                    4. This Is Always
                                                                                                    5. I'm Glad There Is You
                                                                                                    6. Time After Time
                                                                                                    7. Sweet Lorraine
                                                                                                    8. It's Always You
                                                                                                    9. Let's Get Lost
                                                                                                    10. Moon Love
                                                                                                    11. Like Someone In Love
                                                                                                    12. I've Never Been In Love Before
                                                                                                    13. Isn't It Romantic?
                                                                                                    14. I Fall In Love Too Easily

                                                                                                    The jazz world was amazed when trumpeter Chet baker presented this, his first vocal album, which showed that his immense talent as a singer matched his brilliance as an instrumentalist. This icon album includes such hits as "My Funny Valentine" and "I Fall In Love Too Easily"

                                                                                                    This album was initially issued in 1954 as a 10-inch containing eight songs. Its success soon led to it being reissued as a 12" LP, with the addition of material from later 1956 sessions. This edition presents all the songs from the 12" LP plus one bonus track from the same period.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1. That Old Feeling 
                                                                                                    2. It’s Always You 
                                                                                                    3. Like Someone In Love 
                                                                                                    4. My Ideal
                                                                                                    5. I’ve Never Been In Love Before 
                                                                                                    6. My Buddy 
                                                                                                    7. Daybreak
                                                                                                    8. But Not For Me 
                                                                                                    9. Time After Time
                                                                                                    10. I Get Along Without You Very Well 
                                                                                                    11. My Funny Valentine 
                                                                                                    12. There Will Never Be Another You 
                                                                                                    13. The Thrill Is Gone 
                                                                                                    14. I Fall In Love Too Easily  
                                                                                                    15. Look For The Silver Lining

                                                                                                    Chet Baker

                                                                                                    Sings Vol.2 - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                      After the success of 'Chet Baker Sings', the first vocal album, Chet Baker continued recording vocal tracks, this LP presents the very best of them, none of which appeared on his debut vocal LP

                                                                                                      14 tracks on limited edition 180g vinyl with William Claxton photos from sessions. Includes such hits as "Let's Get Lost", "Just Friends", and "You Don't Know What Love Is".

                                                                                                      Featuring Russ Freeman, Bobby Timmons, Kenny Drew, Sam Jones, Bud Shank, Charlie Mariano, Pepper Adams, Monty Budwig, Mel Lewis, Philly Joe Jones, Shelly Manne and many others.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      Let's Get Lost
                                                                                                      Line For Lyons
                                                                                                      Just Friends
                                                                                                      I Remember You
                                                                                                      Long Ago And Far Away
                                                                                                      While My Lady Sleeps
                                                                                                      Let Me Be Loved
                                                                                                      Chetty's Lullaby
                                                                                                      Everything Happens To Me
                                                                                                      You Don't Know What Love Is
                                                                                                      They All Laughed
                                                                                                      Old Devil Moon
                                                                                                      I Fall In Love Too Easily [1953 Single Version]
                                                                                                      Grey December

                                                                                                      Carl Barât & his new band The Jackals announce the release of their debut album Let It Reign through Cooking Vinyl Records on Monday 16th February.

                                                                                                      Let It Reign was recorded in LA and London and was produced by Joby J. Ford (The Bronx) and features guest musicians, such as Beastie Boys percussionist Alfredo Ortiz on Glory Days. "I actually started making this record solo, but the long and short of it is I just didn’t like my own company," says Carl, adding that he soon realised that he wanted to get a new band together.

                                                                                                      Rather than call up some old mates to recruit for The Jackals, Carl decided to post a few ads online asking if there were any likeminded souls out there who wanted to try their luck at playing with him. The response was overwhelming, with thousands of people replying. Carl adds "I was lucky, because I found a bunch of people who genuinely fit together as a gang."


                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1: Glory Days
                                                                                                      2: Victory Gin
                                                                                                      3: Summer In The Trenches
                                                                                                      4: A Storm Is Coming
                                                                                                      5: Beginning To See
                                                                                                      6: March Of The Idle
                                                                                                      7: We Want More
                                                                                                      8: War Of The Roses
                                                                                                      9: The Gears
                                                                                                      10: Let It Rain

                                                                                                      Carl Barât & his new band The Jackals announce the release of their debut album Let It Reign through Cooking Vinyl Records on Monday 16th February.

                                                                                                      Let It Reign was recorded in LA and London and was produced by Joby J. Ford (The Bronx) and features guest musicians, such as Beastie Boys percussionist Alfredo Ortiz on Glory Days. "I actually started making this record solo, but the long and short of it is I just didn’t like my own company," says Carl, adding that he soon realised that he wanted to get a new band together.

                                                                                                      Rather than call up some old mates to recruit for The Jackals, Carl decided to post a few ads online asking if there were any likeminded souls out there who wanted to try their luck at playing with him. The response was overwhelming, with thousands of people replying. Carl adds "I was lucky, because I found a bunch of people who genuinely fit together as a gang."


                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1: Glory Days
                                                                                                      2: Victory Gin
                                                                                                      3: Summer In The Trenches
                                                                                                      4: A Storm Is Coming
                                                                                                      5: Beginning To See
                                                                                                      6: March Of The Idle
                                                                                                      7: We Want More
                                                                                                      8: War Of The Roses
                                                                                                      9: The Gears
                                                                                                      10: Let It Rain

                                                                                                      Caterina Barbieri

                                                                                                      Myuthafoo

                                                                                                        Caterina Barbieri is set to release the sister album of her 2019’s acclaimed “Ecstatic Computation”. “Myuthafoo“ will be out on June 2 on light-years, followed by the “Ecstatic Computation” reissue with an extra new track.

                                                                                                        “Myuthafoo” was written at the same time as “Ecstatic Computation”, which Barbieri regards as a sister album. Both albums are based on creative sequencing processes that playfully unravel Barbieri’s deep- rooted interest in time, space, memory and emotion. And since she was set to re-release “Ecstatic Computation” on her light-years imprint, it made sense to accompany that album with this intimately entangled set of unreleased recordings. Barbieri had been touring excessively at the time, and her process began to shift in response to that nomadic, interactive energy. Using the Orthogonal ER-101 modular sequencer, Barbieri manually programmed patterns into the device and fed them into her arsenal of noise generators, trialling different combinations at each show.

                                                                                                        If an idea worked well in the live environment, she would put it aside, letting longer pieces breathe and transform as they sprung to life and developed organically. It’s a process she relates to her interest in cosmogony, the study of the universe’s origins; her music is rooted in the limitations of a small number of options that branch out into a much larger structure, eventually reaching towards an open-ended cosmos of possibility. From ‘Math of You’, it’s clear that the sounds are grounded in a similar sonic philosophy, blipping synth sequences nudge alongside each other harmonically, disrupting trance’s addicting euphoria with filigree polyrhythmic pulses. Like ‘Fantas’ before it, the track is focused around emotionally affecting repeating phrases, but a closer examination reveals hidden intricacies as these phrases flicker like illusions, dissolving and dissipating as they snake and weave.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        A1 Memory Leak
                                                                                                        A2 Math Of You
                                                                                                        A3 Myuthafoo
                                                                                                        B1 Alphabet Of Light
                                                                                                        B2 Sufyosowirl
                                                                                                        B3 Swirls Of You

                                                                                                        Caterina Barbieri

                                                                                                        Spirit Exit

                                                                                                          The musical vortexes of Caterina Barbieri rewire time and space. Listening to the Italian composer and modular synth virtuoso has felt like traveling at light-speed and slow-motion all at once since 2017’s breakthrough doublealbum Patterns Of Consciousness. 2019’s acclaimed Ecstatic Computation pushed even further with the lead single “Fantas”, where a haunting melody hurtling towards its supernova climax felt like witnessing the life and death of a burning star. Far beyond any new age trope or modern synth trend, her music stands alone in its ecstatic intensity and cataclysmic emotional impact. Marking the debut album on her new label light-years, Barbieri now delivers her most profound work yet — a journey through inner-space as vast as a universe and as intimate as a heartbeat. The Spirit Exit opens and we fall in.

                                                                                                          Spirit Exit is Caterina Barbieri’s time machine, primarily composed with a modular synth rig she thinks of more like a mechanical fortune teller. Whereas previous releases were constructed on lengthy tours, capturing only snapshots of continually evolving works,

                                                                                                          Spirit Exit represents the producer’s first album fully written and recorded in her home studio amidst Milan’s two-month pandemic lockdown in 2020. It was during this extended isolation she found inspiration from female philosophers, mystics and poets spread across time, but united in their strength at cultivating vast internal worlds. St. Teresa D’Avila’s foundational 16th century mystical text The Interior Castle, philosopher Rosi Braidotti’s posthuman theories and the metaphysical poetry of Emily Dickinson act as thematic anchors throughout Spirit Exit, imbuing a life and death gravity into the composer’s most perception-altering music to date.

                                                                                                          More than any release before it, Spirit Exit crystallizes Barbieri’s densely layered, blindingly bright synth arrangements while introducing stunning new elements that feel as if they’ve always belonged. Strings and guitar flawlessly thread into the composer’s web of modular patches, while her revelatory singing voice often cuts right through them. Melodies remain Barbieri’s great passion and obsession — she thinks of them as knots she’s trying to untangle, existential metaphors formed through tensely spiraling arpeggios — and on Spirit Exit they grow as large as planets before cracking into atoms. Parts of one song can haunt another. The synth progression unraveling through “Knot Of Spirit” is reborn on “Broken Melody”, an explosive peak with vocals that flash like a lightning storm. The sweeping “At Your Gamut” perfects the producer’s dramatic, slow-burning openers, but in her first ever use of sampling, it later gets crushed, accelerated and unrecognizably transformed into the ghostly hook surging through “Terminal Clock” — an otherworldly sound rushing across what feels like the artist’s first track for a dancefloor.

                                                                                                          Caterina Barbieri’s music has always transported listeners, its perpetual movement achieved through complexities that needn’t be solved, but simply felt. Spirit Exit articulates that endless ascension — destination unknown, resolution always just out of reach — with a newfound humanity. It’s the result of a one-of-a-kind artist deeply reflecting on what music means to them, only to return with an even greater understanding of what it can be. As the album closes on “The Landscape Listens” — a song that approaches death with all the gentle grace of Brian Eno’s “An Ending (Ascent)” — it brings to mind the full line of Emily Dickinson’s poem “There’s a certain slant of light”. “When it comes — the landscape listens / Shadows — hold their breath.” Spirit Exit is a special kind of seance, an album so otherworldly and inexplicably moving it leaves even its ghosts in a stunned silence.


                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          A1. At Your Gamut
                                                                                                          A2. Transfixed
                                                                                                          B1. Canticle Of Cryo
                                                                                                          B2. Knot Of Spirit (Synth Version)
                                                                                                          C1. Broken Melody
                                                                                                          C2. Life At Altitude
                                                                                                          D3. Terminal Clock
                                                                                                          D4. The Landscape Listens

                                                                                                          Courtney Barnett

                                                                                                          Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

                                                                                                          Following the runaway success of her EP collection, 'The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas', Courtney Barnett returns with her debut album. Recorded in the Autumn of 2014 in an intense 10 day session at Head Gap studios in Melbourne, the album finally brings Barnett's incisive vision into stark, unflinching focus; her wit sharpened to a knife edge, her melodies more infectious and addictive than ever.

                                                                                                          'Sometimes I Just Sit and Think, and Sometimes I just Sit' cements Barnett's standing as one of the most distinctive voices in indie rock. Mixing witty, often hilarious observations with devastating self-assessment over a beguiling collection of songs that reveals her as an ambitious songwriter with an ear for clever turns of phrase and an eye for story-song details that are literate without being pretentious. Depressing rentals and dead foxes, go-nowhere relationships and dead end suburbs, even her own fears, doubts and insecurities - nothing escapes Barnett's caustic sense of humour.

                                                                                                          If 'The Double EP' announced the arrival of a major new talent, 'Sometimes…' consolidates that promise and marks Courtney Barnett as one of the best and most unique voices around, period.


                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          Elevator Operator
                                                                                                          Pedestrian At Best
                                                                                                          An Illustration Of Loneliness (Sleepless In New York)
                                                                                                          Small Poppies
                                                                                                          Depreston
                                                                                                          Aqua Profunda!
                                                                                                          Dead Fox
                                                                                                          Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party
                                                                                                          Debbie Downer
                                                                                                          Kim's Caravan
                                                                                                          Boxing Day Blues

                                                                                                          Lead single ‘Avant Gardener’ is a vivid display of Courtney Barnett’s magic. A hookladen fug of country roots and discordant psychedelia with a dreamlike narrative.

                                                                                                          The collection is a record of two halves, and collates her story so far. It fittingly begins with six brand new songs and is then backed with six older tracks which were originally released in the form of her 2012 debut EP. Together, ‘The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas’ spans genres and stories, and is a unique introduction to an incomparable and exciting new talent.

                                                                                                          As well as ‘Avant Gardener’, selected highlights include the gorgeous and woozy piano-strewn opener ‘Out Of The Woodwork’, which shows the darker side of her writing. ‘Anonymous Club’ sees Courtney at her romantic, melancholic best, while the infectious, Dylan-esque cavalcade that is ‘History Eraser’ was recently nominated alongside Tame Impala for the APRA Song Of The Year back in Australia.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          Out Of The Woodwork
                                                                                                          Don’t Apply Compression Gently
                                                                                                          Avant Gardener
                                                                                                          History Eraser
                                                                                                          David
                                                                                                          Anonymous Club
                                                                                                          Lance Jr.
                                                                                                          Are You Looking After Yourself
                                                                                                          Scotty Says
                                                                                                          Canned Tomatoes (Whole)
                                                                                                          Porcelain
                                                                                                          Ode To Odetta

                                                                                                          A conversation between friends, documented in raw, unvarnished song form, brimming with personal history, crackling with energy and shot through with humour - this is the collaborative album of Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile. Two of the most acclaimed and gifted song writers of our generation “Lotta Sea Lice” also sees them roping in friends such as Dirty Three, Stella from Warpaint and Mick Harvey to create a body of work that sounds organic & candid.

                                                                                                          The shared chemistry is immediately apparent in the breathtaking jam of opener and first single “Over Everything”, with dovetailing vocal lines and intricate, shimmering guitar stylings from the pair. The lyrics play out as a rambling dialogue as they compare notes about song-writing and inspiration – it was the first song written for this project, and comes accompanied by a beautiful black and white video from Australian director Danny Cohen which features Courtney and Kurt swapping lines over series of jaw dropping backdrops in rural Victoria and New Jersey as well as Melbourne and Philadelphia. It’s deceptively simple but incredibly effective.

                                                                                                          Other tracks include the bluesy “Let it Go”, which itself was inspired by texts and emails between the duo, and the drop dead gorgeous ‘Continental Breakfast”, which showcases a more melodic side as the two harmonise over finger-picked acoustic guitars.

                                                                                                          There are even more surprises in store, however, when the pair tackle each other’s tracks, with Vile delivering a delicious, souped-up version of “Outta the Woodwork” backed by Barnett herself, and Barnett taking on Vile’s “Peepin’ Tomboy” completely solo, to spine tingling results. The overall effect is that of Barnett and Vile throwing open the doors to their house to listeners - this is certainly Courtney and Kurt’s party alright, but this time, everyone is invited.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          Over Everything
                                                                                                          Let It Go
                                                                                                          Fear Is Like A Forest
                                                                                                          Outta The Woodwork
                                                                                                          Continental Breakfast
                                                                                                          On Script
                                                                                                          Blue Cheese
                                                                                                          Peepin' Tom
                                                                                                          Untogether

                                                                                                          Courtney Barnett

                                                                                                          City Looks Pretty / Sunday Roast

                                                                                                            Exclusively for Record Store Day Courtney Barnett releases a new track 'City Looks Pretty' + for a limited time only you'll be able to hear album track 'Sunday Roast' only via this 12"! After the release of the critically acclaimed 'Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit' and the 'Lotta Sea Lice' collaboration with Kurt Vile, a life on the road and all of its quirks appears on track 'City Looks Pretty' while 'Sunday Roast' sees Courtney her most reflective & emphatic self in a beautiful down tempo moment. A release that perfectly captures the many facets of Courtney's upcoming second album 'Tell Me How You Really Feel' released May 18th

                                                                                                            On October 22nd 2019 Courtney Barnett performed a unique and special show at the invitation of MTV in her hometown of Melbourne.

                                                                                                            The “Unplugged” performance features Barnett as you’ve never heard her before, warm, vulnerable and emotional, performing a stirring set of eight songs to an intimate audience including “Depreston”, “Avant Gardner” and “Sunday Roast”.

                                                                                                            Joined by her usual band Dave Mudie and Bones Sloane, she also enlisted cellist Lucy Waldron.

                                                                                                            Barnett made the night even more iconic by inviting some of her favourite musicians to collaborate including legendary songwriter Paul Kelly, angelically-voiced New Zealander Marlon Williams and Milk! Records label-mate Evelyn Ida Morris.

                                                                                                            The performances include covers of Leonard Cohen, Archie Roach and Seeker Lover Keeper as well as a never-before-heard original track from Courtney herself titled "Play It On Repeat".



                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                            Barry says: This MTV unplugged session shows another side to the charismatic rock and or roll of Barnett and team, opting instead for a more meditative and contemplative suite of 'acoustic' numbers (as good as it is, acoustic is a bit of a stretch) all topped with Barnett's unmistakeable vocal prowess. Great stuff.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            Depreston
                                                                                                            Sunday Roast
                                                                                                            Charcoal Lane (featuring Paul Kelly) - Written By Archie Roach
                                                                                                            Avant Gardener
                                                                                                            Nameless, Faceless (featuring Evelyn Morris)
                                                                                                            Untitled (Play It On Repeat)
                                                                                                            Not Only I (featuring Marlon Williams) - Written By Seeker Lover Keeper
                                                                                                            So Long, Marianne - Written By Leonard Cohen

                                                                                                            Courtney Barnett

                                                                                                            End Of The Day (Music From The Film Anonymous Club)

                                                                                                              Anonymous Club is Danny Cohen's candid documentary about the personal travails and hard-fought triumphs of Courtney Barnett, as she rose through the ranks of indie rock during the last decade.

                                                                                                              A cautiously redemptive portrait, any happy ending reflects the possibilities of fulfillment and stability, not the things themselves. In May 2021, months before the film's release, Courtney Barnett and collaborator Stella Mozgawa rendezvoused with Cohen in Melbourne to shape a score that fit that premise--nothing too obvious or instructive, to tell the audience how they should feel. Barnett found she liked listening to what the duo had made, existing within its reflective gaze. She began sorting through those little instrumentals like amoebic puzzle pieces, figuring out how they fit into a full picture. The result is a seamless series of 17 instrumental improvisations called End of the Day: Music from the Film 'Anonymous Club', soundtrack reimagined as impressionistic sound-art collage. Like Barnett's rock songs, they wordlessly ask hard questions of our softest parts, wondering what it is we really find there.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              Start Somewhere
                                                                                                              Life Balance
                                                                                                              First Slow
                                                                                                              A To B
                                                                                                              (Electricity)
                                                                                                              Two Circles Reflecting
                                                                                                              End Of The Day
                                                                                                              Floating Down
                                                                                                              Spring Ascends
                                                                                                              Intro
                                                                                                              B To C
                                                                                                              Like Water
                                                                                                              Gold Room
                                                                                                              Sun Through
                                                                                                              River
                                                                                                              Get On With It
                                                                                                              Eternity Repeat

                                                                                                              Courtney Barnett

                                                                                                              Nameless, Faceless

                                                                                                                First taster from the new Courtney Barnett LP, "Tell Me How You Really Feel", and needless to say we're all very excited here at Piccadilly!

                                                                                                                Limited edition numbered copies.

                                                                                                                Courtney Barnett

                                                                                                                Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Special Edition)

                                                                                                                  The CD version includes 'Live From Electric Ladyland Studios NY' audio CD with card wallet, a download card with the exclusive cover of John Cale’s 'Close Watch', an A4 poster of 'Sometimes...' album cover and 4 x Polaroids taken by Courtney Barnett.

                                                                                                                  The LP Version includes gatefold double yellow vinyl of 'Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit' album audio, plus a download card of mp3s of the album, the live tracks and the John Cale cover. There’s also an A2 poster of 'Sometimes...' album cover and 4 x Polaroids of Courtney & CB3.

                                                                                                                  Following the runaway success of her EP collection, 'The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas', Courtney Barnett returns with her debut album. Recorded in the Autumn of 2014 in an intense 10 day session at Head Gap studios in Melbourne, the album finally brings Barnett's incisive vision into stark, unflinching focus; her wit sharpened to a knife edge, her melodies more infectious and addictive than ever.

                                                                                                                  'Sometimes I Just Sit and Think, and Sometimes I just Sit' cements Barnett's standing as one of the most distinctive voices in indie rock. Mixing witty, often hilarious observations with devastating self-assessment over a beguiling collection of songs that reveals her as an ambitious songwriter with an ear for clever turns of phrase and an eye for story-song details that are literate without being pretentious. Depressing rentals and dead foxes, go-nowhere relationships and dead end suburbs, even her own fears, doubts and insecurities - nothing escapes Barnett's caustic sense of humour.

                                                                                                                  If 'The Double EP' announced the arrival of a major new talent, 'Sometimes…' consolidates that promise and marks Courtney Barnett as one of the best and most unique voices around, period.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  CD 1/LP’S:
                                                                                                                  Elevator Operator
                                                                                                                  Pedestrian At Best
                                                                                                                  An Illustration Of Loneliness (Sleepless In New York)
                                                                                                                  Small Poppies
                                                                                                                  Depreston
                                                                                                                  Aqua Profunda!
                                                                                                                  Dead Fox
                                                                                                                  Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party
                                                                                                                  Debbie Downer
                                                                                                                  Kim's Caravan
                                                                                                                  Boxing Day Blues

                                                                                                                  CD 2/Download Card:
                                                                                                                  Lance Jr (Live At Electric Lady Studios)
                                                                                                                  Canned Tomatoes (Live At Electric Lady Studios)
                                                                                                                  Scotty Says (Live At Electric Lady Studios)
                                                                                                                  History Eraser (Live At Electric Lady Studios)
                                                                                                                  Avant Gardener (Live At Electric Lady Studios)
                                                                                                                  David (Live At Electric Lady Studios)
                                                                                                                  Close Watch

                                                                                                                  The Grammy and Brit nominated Courtney Barnett returns with her second album - 'Tell Me How You Really Feel.' It follows her critically acclaimed 2015 debut album 'Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit', and a recent top 10 collaborative record, 'Lotta Sea Lice', with Kurt Vile. One of the most distinctive voices in music, Courtney is known for mixing witty observations with unflinching self-assessment - fast forward to now and although all of the cleaver turns of phrase and an eye for story telling are still there; this new collection of songs see a more serious and outwardly tone capturing the current social landscape yet still retaining moments of intimacy and warmth. As the world becomes more familiar with Courtney Barnett these songs feel comforting and emphatic yet that raw energy and the ability to make the listener think still remain.

                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                  Barry says: Another absolute stormer from Courtney, though you might have already heard the superb 'Nameless, Faceless' from the 7" a little while ago, and 'City Looks Pretty' and 'Sunday Roast' from the RSD 12", there are a bunch of gems to uncover on this including the snarling skate-punk melodicism of my personal highlight, 'Charity'. Killer.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  Hopefullessness
                                                                                                                  City Looks Pretty
                                                                                                                  Charity
                                                                                                                  Need A Little Time
                                                                                                                  Nameless, Faceless
                                                                                                                  Im Not Your Mother, Im Not Your Bitch
                                                                                                                  Crippling Self Doubt And A General Lack Of Self Confidence
                                                                                                                  Help Your Self
                                                                                                                  Walkin On Eggshells
                                                                                                                  Sunday Roast

                                                                                                                  Courtney Barnett

                                                                                                                  The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                    10th anniversary of this double EP collection. Here’s what we said about it on it’s original release:

                                                                                                                    Lead single ‘Avant Gardener’ is a vivid display of Courtney Barnett’s magic. A hookladen fug of country roots and discordant psychedelia with a dreamlike narrative.

                                                                                                                    The collection is a record of two halves, and collates her story so far. It fittingly begins with six brand new songs and is then backed with six older tracks which were originally released in the form of her 2012 debut EP. Together, ‘The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas’ spans genres and stories, and is a unique introduction to an incomparable and exciting new talent.

                                                                                                                    As well as ‘Avant Gardener’, selected highlights include the gorgeous and woozy piano-strewn opener ‘Out Of The Woodwork’, which shows the darker side of her writing. ‘Anonymous Club’ sees Courtney at her romantic, melancholic best, while the infectious, Dylan-esque cavalcade that is ‘History Eraser’ was recently nominated alongside Tame Impala for the APRA Song Of The Year back in Australia.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    Out Of The Woodwork
                                                                                                                    Don’t Apply Compression Gently
                                                                                                                    Avant Gardener
                                                                                                                    History Eraser
                                                                                                                    David
                                                                                                                    Anonymous Club
                                                                                                                    Lance Jr.
                                                                                                                    Are You Looking After Yourself
                                                                                                                    Scotty Says
                                                                                                                    Canned Tomatoes (Whole)
                                                                                                                    Porcelain
                                                                                                                    Ode To Odetta

                                                                                                                    Courtney Barnett

                                                                                                                    Things Take Time, Take Time

                                                                                                                      Things Take Time, Take Time” is an assured leap forward for Barnett; a breakthrough really. This is Barnett at her most relaxed, creative and joyful. An exquisite look at the intimate, private world created by Barnett and her producer Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile). It’s consequently her most beautiful and intimate record to date.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      Rae Street
                                                                                                                      Sunfair Sundown
                                                                                                                      Here’s The Thing
                                                                                                                      Before You Gotta Go
                                                                                                                      Turning Green
                                                                                                                      Take It Day By Day
                                                                                                                      If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight
                                                                                                                      Write A List Of Things To Look Forward To
                                                                                                                      Splendour
                                                                                                                      Oh The Night

                                                                                                                      Colin Bass

                                                                                                                      Acoustic Songs

                                                                                                                        An acoustic show recorded in Poland and featuring the Camel bassist on fine form in front of a rapturous audience.

                                                                                                                        Charlotte Bendiks

                                                                                                                        Hjemme Erotic / Bon-Sexy

                                                                                                                        Charlotte Bendiks is an ambassador of distant intimacy from the north... from her home town Tromsø, where she ran her own clubseries, actively shaped the Insomnia Festival, and released two records on Mental Overdrive's Love OD label, to Cologne, where she cooperated with artists like Coma, Lena Willikens, and developed a long-lasting mutual love affair with the Salon des Amateurs. She has been travelling ever since and played, danced, loved, and laughed her way around the globe- from Buenos Aires' infamous Dengue Dancing Parties, to festival sites in Hanoi, Montevideo, Montreal, and Berlin. Playful and silly, and therefore confident and sexy, whether as a DJ or playing live, her music is deep, dark, and psychedelic. Here, Charlotte offers up a double A-side of erotic techno for the Accidental Jnr label.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        1. Hjemme Erotic
                                                                                                                        2. Bon-Sexy

                                                                                                                        Chuck Berry

                                                                                                                        Berry Is On Top - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                          "If you had to sweat all of Chuck Berry's early albums on Chess, this would be the one LP to own. While this may be merely a collection of singles and album ballast, it ends up being the most perfectly realized of Chuck Berry's career." Quote by Cub Koda in his 5-star AllMusic review. First released in July of 1957, it features twelve sensational numbers and was akin to a greatest hits sampler, which includes such perennial songs as 'Maybellene', 'Roll Over Beethoven', 'Almost Grown', 'Carol', 'Sweet Little Rock and Roller'. and 'Johnny B. Goode. Chuck Berry vocals and guitar, plus: Willie Dixon (bass), Johnnie Johnson (piano), Fred Below (drums), G. Smith (bass), Johnnie Johnson (piano), Ebby Hardy (drums), Jasper Thomas or Ebby Hardy (drums), Otis Spann (piano), Produced by Leonard and Phil Chess. Sessions recorded between 1955 and 1958 at Chess Studio, Chicago.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          1. Almost Grown
                                                                                                                          2. Carol
                                                                                                                          3. Maybellene
                                                                                                                          4. Sweet Little Rock & Roller
                                                                                                                          5. Anthony Boy
                                                                                                                          6. Johnny B. Goode
                                                                                                                          7. The Downbound Train
                                                                                                                          8. Little Queenie
                                                                                                                          9. Jo Jo Gunne
                                                                                                                          10. Roll Over Beethoven
                                                                                                                          11. Around And Around
                                                                                                                          12. Hey Pedro
                                                                                                                          13. Blues For Hawaiians
                                                                                                                          14. Run Rudolph Run

                                                                                                                          Christopher Bissonnette

                                                                                                                          Essays In Idleness

                                                                                                                            The third album from Canadian composer Christopher Bissonnette sees him expanding his palette by narrowing his sound sources to a self built analog synthesizer.

                                                                                                                            Eschewing the whiplash and/or everything including the kitchen sink style of assembly so common among current analog a?cionados, Bissonnette instead applies his signature compositional style of using long held tones and sweeping drones that alternate between, and fuse, pure tonal transcendence and patient, sparkling melodies that slowly reveal themselves.

                                                                                                                            “Essays in Idleness was born from a desire for a more tactile approach to sound generation. With a limited number of sound sources, the process encouraged more focused examination of the available range of choices.

                                                                                                                            The album is a series of experiments subsequent to a period of deep re?ection on my working process. This sequence of tracks is the culmination of two years of intense exploration with the intention of allowing the medium to have a more profound affect on the outcome, the methodology allowing chance, risk and error to play a greater role.

                                                                                                                            Some of the studies focus on a generative process, allowing the composition to build upon itself, while others are constructed from more complex textures and compositional fragments that shift and modulate organically.” - Christopher Bissonnette.

                                                                                                                            Christopher Bissonnette

                                                                                                                            Pitch, Paper & Foil

                                                                                                                              Christopher Bissonnette is a Canadian musician/sound artist/designer living and working in Detroit and Windsor. He has released three full-length albums for Kranky and a collaborative recording with David Wenngren (Library Tapes) on Home Normal.

                                                                                                                              Continuing the explorations of the analog synthesizer first revealed on his last album, Bissonnette's deft touch in recording and mixing is a joy to experience. While most contemporary analog synth slingers find themselves unable to not overload the sound-field with the endless array of possibilities the instrument provides, Bissonnette provides a master class in economy and control.

                                                                                                                              Since his first full album release, Periphery, ten years ago, Bissonnette has been expanding his aural vocabulary and production techniques incorporating elements of concrete, field recording and modular synthesis.

                                                                                                                              This new series of works reflects an evolution of my adeptness with modular synthesis. As with my previous release Essays in Idleness, Pitch, Paper & Foil was constructed from a range of synthesis and compositional techniques. The goal with this album was to form a collection that exhibits more restraint than previous works.

                                                                                                                              Modular synthesis can be an unruly medium and taming it in order to produce delicate or subtle tones can be challenging. As with Essays..., I have allowed the artifacts of the process to find their way into the finished product. Tape noise, distortion and by-products of the random sequencing method all contribute to the character of the final recordings.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. Epoch
                                                                                                                              2. Diminution
                                                                                                                              3. Keeping Guard
                                                                                                                              4. Shuttering Slides
                                                                                                                              5. Surcease
                                                                                                                              6. Textbooks Of The Elites
                                                                                                                              7. The Rate Of Delay
                                                                                                                              8. Dualism

                                                                                                                              Chris Blackwell

                                                                                                                              The Islander : My Life In Music And Beyond

                                                                                                                                'An adventurer, an entrepreneur, a buccaneer, a visionary' - BONOAs the founder of Island Records, fabled music producer Chris Blackwell has discovered and worked with some of the most important musicians of the second half of the twentieth century - from Steve Winwood to Cat Stevens, Bob Marley to Grace Jones, U2 to Roxy Music, plus countless others. He is also widely credited with having brought reggae music to the world stage. Now, as reflects on his life, Blackwell takes us back to the island where it all began: Jamaica - the place where his family once partied with the likes of Noel Coward, Ian Fleming and Errol Flynn and where, as Jamaican local music began to adopt contemporary American trends, Blackwell's burgeoning musical instincts flourished.

                                                                                                                                It was also the birthplace of the now-legendary Island Records, founded by Blackwell in 1959. Five years later, while living in London selling Jamaican records to Caribbean immigrants, Blackwell came across the vocal talents of teenager Millie Small, who he paired with the song 'My Boy Lollipop'. The producer added a ska beat and released what would be a worldwide hit.

                                                                                                                                But this was just the beginning of a truly remarkable career. In this fascinating memoir, including up to fifty photos supplied by Blackwell's team, the music icon will discuss the many artists he's worked with over the years, as well as unpicking the initiatives, decisions and risks that ultimately brought such success to both Blackwell and his esteemed musical collaborators.

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                1: The Sun Is Fading Away
                                                                                                                                2: The Last Summer
                                                                                                                                3: The Same Record
                                                                                                                                4: Daughters Of The Son
                                                                                                                                5: Syd Barrett Blues
                                                                                                                                6: Gnostic Blues
                                                                                                                                7: Diddley Stomp
                                                                                                                                8: The Reverberation Appreciation Society
                                                                                                                                9: Brian Wilson
                                                                                                                                10: Guns For Guitars
                                                                                                                                11: Point Man Blues
                                                                                                                                12: Alone In Deer Park
                                                                                                                                13: Lifeboat

                                                                                                                                Cole Bleu

                                                                                                                                Crushed!

                                                                                                                                  CRUSHED! is the culmination of a year’s worth of work, and builds on Cole’s streak of instantly catchy and meticulously crafted pop songs that are destined to be scream-along anthems. Incorporating threads of pop, emo and indie, CRUSHED! is a mark of Cole’s continued growth as a songwriter and producer, and is a brilliant and bold offering from an artist who continues to go from strength to strength as one of the most exciting young popstars in the UK. “I think of CRUSHED like it’s my diary. I took relationships and experiences I’ve had in the past and literally felt crushed every time I’d think about each scenario. Each song helped me get through unresolved trauma over sour relationships. As I wrote these songs in early 2022, each step of making these songs come to life has helped me overcome each unwanted memory in a different way. We recorded them in September, and having to revisit them so confidently knowing they would be out for the world to see was a whole other obstacle needing facing. But I know that I don't ever want to put music out unless it feels like you’re reading my diary. It’s where I am most authentic and vulnerable, and I wouldn't want you to see me any other way”. 

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  1. HEARTBREAKERS
                                                                                                                                  2. SAD GUY GEMINI
                                                                                                                                  3. IS IT COOL 2 B FRIENDS?
                                                                                                                                  4. YOUAREYOUAREYOUARE
                                                                                                                                  5. HOMEWRECKER

                                                                                                                                  Charly Bliss

                                                                                                                                  Forever

                                                                                                                                    New York pop savants Charly Bliss want their new album Forever to crush you under the weight of pure feeling. They want to sweep you up in a hurricane of heartbreak. They want you to pour your soul out singing along at their shows and alone in your bedroom. In short, says singer Eva Hendricks, they want to destroy you...but in a fun way.

                                                                                                                                    Produced by Jake Luppen (Hippo Campus) and Caleb Wright (Samia) along with the band’s Sam Hendricks, Forever follows five years after their critically acclaimed 2019 album Young Enough. Full of the band’s biggest, brightest batch of power pop yet Forever crams a lifetime of feeling, decades of friendship, and years of craft into a batch of sonically tight but emotionally vast songs that activate the pleasure centres in your brain whether you’re listening alone in your headphones or in a packed room at a live show. The songs shimmer and burst, the way fireworks look like they should sound.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1. Tragic
                                                                                                                                    2. Calling You Out
                                                                                                                                    3. Back There Now
                                                                                                                                    4. Nineteen
                                                                                                                                    5. In Your Bed
                                                                                                                                    6. I’m Not Dead
                                                                                                                                    7. How Do You Do It
                                                                                                                                    8. I Don’t Know Anything
                                                                                                                                    9. Here Comes The Darkness
                                                                                                                                    10. Waiting For You
                                                                                                                                    11. Easy To Love You
                                                                                                                                    12. Last First Kiss 

                                                                                                                                    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 album 'Changes' 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.”


                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                    Millie says: ‘Changes’ is a beautiful and soulful album that is brimming with passion, creating a swaying jazz sensation. Outstanding style and compelling warmth, definitely a must hear!

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1. God Bless America
                                                                                                                                    2. Good To Be Back Home
                                                                                                                                    3. Nobody But You
                                                                                                                                    4. Ain't Gonna Give It Up
                                                                                                                                    5. Changes
                                                                                                                                    6. Ain't It A Sin
                                                                                                                                    7. Things We Do For Love
                                                                                                                                    8. Crazy For Your Love
                                                                                                                                    9. You Think I Don't Know (But I Know)
                                                                                                                                    10. Change For The World
                                                                                                                                    11. Slow Love

                                                                                                                                    Charles Bradley

                                                                                                                                    No Time For Dreaming

                                                                                                                                      It’s taken just two short years for Dunham Records - an offshoot of Daptone Records - to establish itself as one of the most captivating creative forces in soul music. The brainchild of guitarist/producer Thomas 'Tommy TNT' Brenneck, Dunham’s indelibly atmospheric sound is epitomized by its flagship artist, Menahan Street Band. After releasing a handful of crucial 45s, Dunham Records prepares to enter the next phase of its evolution with the debut album of its inaugural vocalist, Charles Bradley. Charles Bradley’s voice has evolved from a lifetime of paying dues, having nomadically labored for decades at various day jobs from Maine to Alaska - singing and performing in his spare time - before re-settling in his hometown Brooklyn and eventually finding a musical home at Dunham. In his distinctively rough-hewn timbre one hears the unmistakable voice of experience - each note and gruff inflection a reflection of his extended, sometimes rocky, personal path. It’s only fitting that "No Time For Dreaming"’s producer Brenneck (also a member of The Dap-Kings and The Budos Band) would recognize in Bradley a kindred musical spirit – a singer whose performances exude both raw power and poignant beauty. Recorded at Dunham Studios, and mixed at Daptone Records’ internationally revered House Of Soul Studios, "No Time For Dreaming" is the inspired sound of an awakening.


                                                                                                                                      Charles Bradley

                                                                                                                                      Victim Of Love

                                                                                                                                        Since the release of 2011’s award winning debut, 'No Time for Dreaming', Charles Bradley has transformed from a rising star in the Daptone galaxy into a bona-fide headliner, now affectionately known across the globe as The Screaming Eagle of Soul.

                                                                                                                                        The raw emotion and soulfulness of Bradley's voice lifts him up among the greats of the golden age of soul - Otis, JB, Wilson Pickett, and Darrell Banks. Anyone who has had the privilege of hearing him sing has experienced how Bradley can captivate an entire audience with a simple "Ooooo..."

                                                                                                                                        Bradley and writer / producer / multi-instrumentalist Thomas “TNT” Brenneck returned to Dunham studios and recorded the most exciting Daptone release to date, 'Victim of Love'. On this album, Bradley moves past his "Heartaches and Pain" to the great promise of hope and love. Though quite at home among the music that has affirmed Daptone as the world’s #1 authority on soul music, 'Victim of Love' proves to be a genre-bending masterpiece, picking up where the early 70s Temptations left off and edging boldly forward into psychedelic soul exploration.


                                                                                                                                        Black Velvet is a celebration of Charles Bradley, lovingly assembled by his friends and family at Dunham/Daptone Records. Though chronologically the material spans Charles' entire career, this is no anthology, greatest hits or other shallow rehashing of the songs that already made him famous. Rather, this album is a profound exploration through the less-travelled corners of the soulful universe that Charles and his longtime producer, co-writer and friend Tommy "TNT" Brenneck created in the studio together over their decade-long partnership.

                                                                                                                                        It features new songs recorded during the sessions from each of his three albums, heard here for the very first time in all their scorching glory: "Can't Fight the Feeling," "Fly Little Girl" and the heart-wrenching single "I Feel a Change"; hard core rarities like his funk-bomb duet with LaRose Jackson, "Luv Jones," the psychedelic groover, "(I Hope You Find) The Good Life" and the ever-illusive alternate full band electric version of "Victim of Love"; sought-after covers of Nirvana's "Stay Away," Neal Young's "Heart of Gold" and Rodriguez's "Slip Away"; and the title track "Black Velvet," a stirring Menahan Street Band instrumental to which Charles was never able to cut a vocal.

                                                                                                                                        Charles was truly a transcendent singer who led a remarkable life, overcoming unimaginable adversity to achieve great success and international acclaim very late in his life. What was really special about him and made him different from everybody else in the world was how he understood his pain as a cry for universal love and humanity. He felt that if he loved enough—if we all loved each other enough—we could take away the world’s pain and sadness. That is why he jumped off the stage and literally tried to hug everybody he could. It's why he took such great care of a mother that had abandoned him. It's why he sang and danced like a lunatic. It's why he screamed like an eagle. And that's why we love him.

                                                                                                                                        Black Velvet is a celebration of his life, and is destined to join Charles' first three albums alongside the cannon of essential soul records for the ages.


                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                        Millie says: Black Velvet is a summary of everything that was great about Charles Bradley, his strong compelling vocals and passion is etched into all his music and this album ties it all together as a celebration to him and his legacy.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        1. Can’t Fight The Feeling
                                                                                                                                        2. Luv Jones
                                                                                                                                        3. I Feel A Change
                                                                                                                                        4. Slip Away
                                                                                                                                        5. Black Velvet
                                                                                                                                        6. Stay Away
                                                                                                                                        7. Heart Of Gold
                                                                                                                                        8. (I Hope You Find) The Good Life
                                                                                                                                        9. Fly Little Girl
                                                                                                                                        10. Victim Of Love (Electric Version)

                                                                                                                                        Charles Bradley

                                                                                                                                        Changes - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                                          The third album by soul powerhouse Charles Bradley.
                                                                                                                                          The entire album features the Menahan Street Band, and was produced by Tommy Brenneck.

                                                                                                                                          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.”

                                                                                                                                          Charles Bradley has also made a name for himself as a riveting live performer. He’s taken his show to venues and festivals across the globe including Coachella, Glastonbury Festival and Primavera Sound. Bradley’s also performed on famed stages including the Apollo Theater, and the Beacon Theatre where he’s separately supported The Tedeschi Trucks Band and the Afghan Whigs. He has just announced a number of European and North American shows for Spring 2016, including performances at L'Olympia in Paris and the O2 Forum in London.

                                                                                                                                          By now, Charles Bradley’s remarkable, against-all-odds rise has been well documented: how he transcended a bleak life on the streets and struggled through a series of ill-fitting jobs before finally being discovered by Daptone's Gabriel Roth and releasing his debut album No Time for Dreaming. The year following the release of No Time For Dreaming was one triumph after another and his second album Victim of Love saw Bradley emerging from his past heartaches stronger and more confident, overflowing with love to share. Victim of Love went on to receive overwhelming praise and was included on "Best of 2013" lists by SPIN, MOJO, Paste, BuzzFeed, Rough Trade & more. The album’s title track was also named one of Rolling Stone’s "Best Songs of 2013."


                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          1. God Bless America
                                                                                                                                          2. Good To Be Back Home
                                                                                                                                          3. Nobody But You
                                                                                                                                          4. Ain't Gonna Give It Up
                                                                                                                                          5. Changes
                                                                                                                                          6. Ain't It A Sin
                                                                                                                                          7. Things We Do For Love
                                                                                                                                          8. Crazy For Your Love
                                                                                                                                          9. You Think I Don't Know (But I Know)
                                                                                                                                          10. Change For The World
                                                                                                                                          11. Slow Love

                                                                                                                                          Chris Brann

                                                                                                                                          Deep Fall

                                                                                                                                            Growing up in Atlanta, Chris Brann discovered house and electronic music by the somewhat longwinded way of getting sent tapes from Europe. He began assembling a home studio but it wasn't until 1994 that he began his music career in earnest and formed Wamdue Kids with DJs Deep C, and Udoh.

                                                                                                                                            In 1995 they released the classic "Higher" on the Acacia label, which led to the Wamdue Kids signing to Peacefrog and the release of their seminal debut album "These Branching Moments". Following the success of this the next year Chris released his first solo album "Deep Fall", reflecting a different direction to that of his productions with Wamdue.

                                                                                                                                            "Deep Fall", originally released in 1997, is a delicious collection of deep tech-house. Stand outs are the aptly named title track with beautiful synth washes and a single mournful modulated violin at its centre; and the emotional "Journey To The Centre" which is nothing short of epic.


                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            Deep Fall
                                                                                                                                            Eyes
                                                                                                                                            Calling 610
                                                                                                                                            Journey To The Centre
                                                                                                                                            All About The Music
                                                                                                                                            Soul Star
                                                                                                                                            Grey Souls
                                                                                                                                            Yung Po Nee
                                                                                                                                            Out

                                                                                                                                            Cedric Im Brooks / Sound Dimension

                                                                                                                                            Mun Dun Go / Heavy Rock

                                                                                                                                              Massive double header of two killer instrumental anthems from Brentford Road in the latest in a series of special edition 12”s of all-time classic Studio One party bombs, available on super loud 12”. Cedric Brooks’ ‘Mun Dun Go’ was first released onStudio One / Bamboo in the UK in 1970, and is an incredibly hypnotic tune, with original copies extremely rare and fetching up to £600. Shortly after this recording, saxophonist Brooks went on to form The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari with Count Ossie. On the flip, The Sound Dimension’s ‘Heavy Rock’is one of the foundation instrumental tunes of reggae music, endlessly versioned by dancehall artists - a true anthem. 100% essential monster Studio One tunes that rock any dancefloor.

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              Cedric Im Brooks - Mun Dun Go
                                                                                                                                              Sound Dimension - Heavy Rock

                                                                                                                                              Caspar Brotzmann Massaker

                                                                                                                                              Black Axis

                                                                                                                                                Caspar Brötzmann Massaker’s masterful second album from 1989 - remastered.

                                                                                                                                                The power trio’s blunt force execution is directed by Brötzmann’s explosive and exquisite six string conjuration. Channeling Hendrixian vibrations, mixed with hard German industrial atmosphere.


                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                1. Die Tiere
                                                                                                                                                2. Hunter Song
                                                                                                                                                3. Bohmen
                                                                                                                                                4. Mute
                                                                                                                                                5. Templehof
                                                                                                                                                6. Black Axis

                                                                                                                                                Craig Brown Band

                                                                                                                                                Big City Small Town

                                                                                                                                                  The Craig Brown Band is back with a dizzying new garage-country 7”, their first songs since the release of debut album The Lucky Ones Forget. Much has happened for the group since the album’s release, from touring with Dwight Yoakam (based solely on Dwight’s observance of the magnetism of their powerful live show) to opening for Jack White at the huge Little Caesars Arena concert in Detroit. And now, this new single will be accompanying Craig and the band on their first trip overseas to Europe, featuring new bassist and longtime Liquor Store co-conspirator Derek “Block” Warren.

                                                                                                                                                  “Big City Small Town” is a little country rock groover that depicts a very familiar scene for anyone who’s lived in a midsize city; word travels quickly, so own who you are and what you do 100%. “Tell Me” is a charmingly concise and heartfelt appeal for a little fulfillment, from answering life’s big questions to enjoying a good song with someone who cares.

                                                                                                                                                  Coco Bryce

                                                                                                                                                  Campari / Shadow Weaver

                                                                                                                                                  New shit from modern jungalist Coco Bryce who gets busy with the breaks, bass and re:drum software for another double header of sound system pressure.

                                                                                                                                                  "Campari" sees a skitty Think break stuttered, chopped and skewed as enchanted pads and exotic stabs create a dreamy flutter of melody and mood. As we've come to expect from Bryce, the drum programming and edits are inventive and executed with precision; there's a fun and light hearted mood present - but don't let that undermine the seriously sophisticated production at work.

                                                                                                                                                  "Shadow Weaver" takes on a different turn altogether. More like a modern steppers / juke track; a blistering 4/4 beat is soaked in eerie passages and occasional soundbwoy idents for a mammoth explosion of tension and release.

                                                                                                                                                  Another doozy from one of the best of the new school. Limited copies - don't sleep.




                                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                  Matt says: Coco Bryce comes correct with both a playful jungle roller and a hypnotic avant-stepper trip.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  A. Campari
                                                                                                                                                  B. Shadow Weaver

                                                                                                                                                  Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2

                                                                                                                                                  Star Stuff

                                                                                                                                                  Given the state of modern music and its fabricated pop icons, what Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 achieves is a collective music victory in a new era of progressive soundscapes. World-renowned composer/producer extraordinaire Chaz Bundick (Toro Y Moi, Les Sins) has teamed up with the psychedelic-jazz grooves of The Mattson 2 for an album that unifies a trio's creativity into a refreshing project of unhinged sonic originality.

                                                                                                                                                  Oddly enough, this collaboration may not have happened if The Mattson 2 hadn’t forgotten a drum throne at an Oakland performance in 2014. The twin’s longtime friend and photographer, Andrew Paynter, came to the rescue and called his friend Chaz to ask about borrowing the throne. Jonathan, the Mattson drummer (who’d also never met Chaz), accompanied Andrew to Chaz's home in Berkeley where they were greeted by Chaz with a warm smile, a drum stool in hand, and Michael, Chaz's dog (which his Les Sins record Michael is named after).

                                                                                                                                                  The next day Andrew and the twins met Chaz at a cafe in Berkeley to return the gear. Over coffee they waxed about music, design, furniture, and skateboarding. After a series of hangs with Chaz in the Bay Area, the crew decided to join forces and schedule studio time for their newfound trio. And the rest, as they say, is intergalactic, mega-creative history.

                                                                                                                                                  In February of 2016 the relationship was officially christened the night they finished tracking their new record. And to tie the knot with flare, they scheduled a secret show at the Battery and a historical public show at the Starline Social Club in Oakland, where the trio performed all new music from the project for the first time live.

                                                                                                                                                  The group and the album, Chaz Bundick Meets Mattson 2, explores psychedelic, jazz, and improvisatory influences ranging from Afrofuturistic Sun Ra, to electric Miles Davis, to groove-fueled Serge Gainsbourg and The Zombies. Grounding the album are break-beats, synthesizers, acoustic strums, and guitar fuzz reminiscent of David Axelrod and Arthur Verocai. With cosmic structures, timeless influences, rich harmonies, and melodic interplays, the trio brings an intergalactic edge to both their live shows and an album worthy of repeated visits


                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  Sonmoi
                                                                                                                                                  A Search
                                                                                                                                                  JBS
                                                                                                                                                  Star Stuff
                                                                                                                                                  Steve Pink
                                                                                                                                                  Disco Kid
                                                                                                                                                  Dont Blame Yourself
                                                                                                                                                  Cascade

                                                                                                                                                  Cam Butler

                                                                                                                                                  Go Slow

                                                                                                                                                    Solo album from leader / guitarist from Silver Ray. "Go Slow" contains five Butler original alongside the re-working of the traditional sea shanty "Shenandoah". Although Silver Ray are often compared to Mogwai, Explosions In The Sky etc. this album goes much further. Imagine the atmospheric guitar twang of Friends Of Dean Martinez meeting the epic instrumentals of David Axelrod on "Songs Of Innocence".

                                                                                                                                                    C. DIAB

                                                                                                                                                    Imerro

                                                                                                                                                      Canadian bowed guitarist and multi-instrumentalist C. Diab announces his fifth album Imerro.

                                                                                                                                                      (Real name) Caton Diab creates soundscapes that evoke the spectacular wilderness of his childhood home in northern Vancouver Island. Incorporating experimental textures, folk overtones and tape manipulations, C. Diab uniquely finds the unseen spaces in-between, and fittingly dubs his creations “post-classical grunge”. Imerro explores new sonic realms and is the culmination of a sound world that Diab has built up since the critically acclaimed ‘No Perfect Wave’ (2016, Injazero) and subsequent releases ‘Exit Rumination’ (2018), ‘White Whale’ (2020) and ‘In Love & Fracture’ (2021). The Wire calls it "ambient music in the best sense - music for living, which can be both non-invasive and immersive...epic"

                                                                                                                                                      Imerro was recorded in late July and August of 2021 at Risque Disque Studio in Cedar, BC, during the summer’s unprecedented second “heat dome”, which saw temperatures soaring to over 40 degrees. Recorded with regular collaborator and engineer Jonathan Paul Stewart, the pair journeyed by boat to the studio to a place with minimal distraction with a plan of “simple ecstatic improvisation.” Diab explains: “I wanted to place myself in a space for creation with little thematic pretence, with the belief that music ‘shows its face’ as you move along. I would pick up an instrument, whether I had experience playing it or not, and make a sound. If it wanted to be played, it would play.”

                                                                                                                                                      ‘Ourselves At Least’, the rhythmic album opener gracefully leaps and bounds with a human-like metronome at its core, capturing a rush of elatedness felt by Diab over the course of its late night creation. ‘Lunar Barge’ bursts into life with tone-bending bow strikes that glide across Diab’s guitar towards a climatic peak before the track drops into an electronic/acoustic trance. Inspired in part by the rhythmical works of Huun-Huur-Tu and the animated cello play remindful of Arthur Russell. “Lunar Barge is a track for a dry, hot night in the forest (which it quite literally was.). I roamed around the floors of the studio picking up any instrument standing out in the moment, and tried to see if it had anything to say.”

                                                                                                                                                      ‘The Excuse of Fiction’ sees Diab return to free-flowing guitar play, the chosen instrument of his youth. He loops layers to form an ethereal backbone before plucking further melodies from the air on top. The result is a cinematic guitar-laden expanse brimming with optimism and nostalgia. The title references a quote by Zizek: “We need the excuse of a fiction to stage what we really are.” Themes of remembrance, yearning and desire pervade the album's 9-tracks with a palpable presence as we reach ‘Quatsino Sound’, named after an inlet on Northern Vancouver Island where Diab grew up. It features hoopoe birdcalls which were sampled from a found cassette tape of African sounds before being randomized until it became rhythmic, then embellished with synth lines, bass drops, and bowed layovers. The album centres around the nocturnal ‘Crypsis’ with Diab sleepily playing notes on a switched-off Wurlitzer before dampened piano chords, bow scrapes, and noisy glitches reverberate. ‘Erratum’ erupts with untamed force from a war cry of screaming saxophone layers reminiscent of Colin Stetson. Its visceral thirst and energy seem to be a response to the heat of the night and Diab’s urge to play the instrument he loved but had yet learnt. ‘Tiny Umbrellas’, an improvised pass of banjo, bowed guitar and ethereal modular synths breathes a contemplative pause before ‘Surge Savard’ chimes in. This whirlwind closer started life as a longform jam under the influence of psychedelics; its modular synth, air organ, guitar and sax lines were initially improvised with final touches made at Watch Yer Head studio.

                                                                                                                                                      Imerro is a collection of song odes to both heat and desire, closely felt. Its title literally presented itself to Diab from a random page contained in a poem by Ezra Pound found in the book ‘The Imagist Poem’. Searching for its meaning, Diab discovered that Imerro is “a Greek word for ‘desire for, I desire you’, yet nothing could substantiate its truth. “It made sense, almost like it had chosen me. An obscure word for Desire, one that might not even exist, or is so ancient that nobody really remembers it meaning anything. It's just a sound, like an album.” Imerro finds Caton at his most expressive and free-spirited. Inviting the music to find him, almost by osmosis, foregoing any preconceptions of playing any instrument he is unfamiliar with or regrets not learning during adolescence. This is music for wide screens: the result is an undeniably evocative, moving and mysterious voyage.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      A1. Ourselves At Least
                                                                                                                                                      A2. Lunar Barge
                                                                                                                                                      A3. The Excuse Of Fiction
                                                                                                                                                      A4. Quatsino Sound

                                                                                                                                                      B1. Crypsis
                                                                                                                                                      B2. Erratum
                                                                                                                                                      B3. Tiny Umbrellas
                                                                                                                                                      B4. You'll Never Come To Dorset
                                                                                                                                                      B5. Surge Savard

                                                                                                                                                      ‘#7885 (Electropunk To Technopop) features classic tracks such as ‘Nag Nag Nag’, ‘Do The Mussolini (Headkick)’, ‘Sensoria’, ‘Landslide’, ‘I Want You’ and ‘Just Fascination’.

                                                                                                                                                      Curated by Richard H Kirk, who explains, “I decided to gather the more concise elements of the work… Hence the choice of 7” singles, edits and shorter album tracks, a kind of soundbite take on CV.”

                                                                                                                                                      ‘#7885 (Electropunk To Technopop)’ compiles two distinct periods of Cabaret Voltaire - 1978-81 and 1983-85 - for the first time together on one release and follows the remastered vinyl release of ‘Red Mecca’ and already legendary sold out box set ‘#8385 (Collected Works 1983-1985)’.

                                                                                                                                                      The compilation travels from 1978-81 with a line up of Richard H Kirk, Stephen Mallinder and Chris Watson, when Cabaret Voltaire were (mostly) recording at the Western Works Studios in Sheffield and releasing records on Rough Trade and from 1983-85 after Watson’s departure when Kirk and Mallinder released via the Some Bizzare label on Virgin Records. Kirk points out that this “was a time where we got to do what we do, but in different areas, we wanted to push the boundaries of electronic music, we wanted to place what we were doing into places where it really shouldn't be. We certainly didn't want to carry on repeating what we'd done for the ten years previous.”

                                                                                                                                                      Cabaret Voltaire formed in 1973 and, alongside Human League, Throbbing Gristle, Fad Gadget and The Normal, were at the forefront of the UK electronic movement of the late 70s. Way ahead of their time, Cabaret Voltaire’s blend of dance music, techno, dub, house and experimental made them, without a doubt, one of the most influential acts of the last 40 years.

                                                                                                                                                      “Way, way ahead of their time” - DJ

                                                                                                                                                      “True, unflinching pioneers of electronic music” - Loud & Quiet

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      Do The Mussolini (Headkick)
                                                                                                                                                      The Set Up
                                                                                                                                                      Nag Nag Nag
                                                                                                                                                      On Every Other Street
                                                                                                                                                      Silent Command
                                                                                                                                                      Kneel To The Boss
                                                                                                                                                      Seconds Too Late
                                                                                                                                                      Landslide
                                                                                                                                                      Breathe Deep
                                                                                                                                                      Just Fascination (7” Version)
                                                                                                                                                      Crackdown (Radio Edit 83)
                                                                                                                                                      Animation
                                                                                                                                                      The Dream Ticket (7” Version)
                                                                                                                                                      Sensoria (7” Version)
                                                                                                                                                      James Brown (7” Version)
                                                                                                                                                      Kino (7” Version)
                                                                                                                                                      Big Funk (7” Version)
                                                                                                                                                      I Want You (7” Version)
                                                                                                                                                      Warm

                                                                                                                                                      Cabaret Voltaire

                                                                                                                                                      BN9Drone

                                                                                                                                                        Cabaret Voltaire is Richard H. Kirk and Shadow of Fear was the band’s first studio album in 26 years and was released in 2020 to critical acclaim.

                                                                                                                                                        BN9Drone delves deeper into Cabaret Voltaire’s arsenal of “harsh rhythms and threatening detonations” (Classic Pop). A brand new drone album on limited edition double white vinyl, available with high definition audio download.


                                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                        Barry says: There are few forces in the synth scene more influential than Cabaret Voltaire, and this outing sees Kirk delving into prime drone territory. We get slowly morphing waves of electronic scree, churning sub-bass and shadowy oscillations aplenty. A monolithic triumph from one of the greatest in the 'biz.

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        LP Tracklist :

                                                                                                                                                        A1. Eins
                                                                                                                                                        B1. Zwei
                                                                                                                                                        C1. Drei
                                                                                                                                                        D1. Vier

                                                                                                                                                        CD Tracklist :

                                                                                                                                                        1. BN9Drone

                                                                                                                                                        Cabaret Voltaire

                                                                                                                                                        Chance Versus Causality

                                                                                                                                                          Chance versus Causality is a previously Previously unreleased soundtrack by industrial electronic pioneers Cabaret Voltaire, to 16mm film For Two Projectors by Babeth Mondini from 1979.

                                                                                                                                                          Features all original Cabaret Voltaire members – Richard H Kirk, Stephen Mallinder, Chris Watson.


                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          1 Part 1
                                                                                                                                                          2 Part 2
                                                                                                                                                          3 Part 3
                                                                                                                                                          4 Part 4
                                                                                                                                                          5 Part 5
                                                                                                                                                          6 Part 6
                                                                                                                                                          7 Part 7


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