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David Bowie

The Next Day EP (Black Friday 22 Edition)

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    Contains album outtakes and remixes from David Bowie’s The Next Day album. In the summer of 2013, unreleased songs – “Atomica,” “The Informer,” “Like A Rocket Man,” and “Born In A UFO” – were finally completed after remaining unfinished during the main album sessions. Two remixes, “Love Is Lost” (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA), a ten-minute opus by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, and the Venetian Mix of “I’d Rather Be High” were added, plus the Japanese bonus track “The Informer.”

    De La Soul

    3 Feet High And Rising (7" Boxset) (Black Friday 23 Edition)

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      The album title came from the Johnny Cash song "Five Feet High and Rising". It is listed on Rolling Stone's 200 Essential Rock Records and The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums. When Village Voice held its annual Pazz & Jop Critics Poll for 1989, 3 Feet High and Rising was ranked #1. It was also listed on the Rolling Stone's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

      Released amid the 1989 boom in gangsta rap, which gravitated towards hardcore, confrontational, violent lyrics, De La Soul's uniquely positive style made them an oddity beginning with the first single, "Me, Myself and I." Their positivity meant many observers labeled them a "hippie" group, based on their declaration of the "D.A.I.S.Y. Age" (Da. Inner. Soul. Yall).

      Sampling artists as diverse as Hall & Oates, Steely Dan and The Turtles, 3 Feet High and Rising is often viewed as the stylistic beginning of 1990s alternative hip hop (and especially jazz rap). 3 Feet High & Rising was chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry for its cultural significance and general excellence.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Intro
      2. The Magic Number
      3. Change In Speak
      4. Can U Keep A Secret
      5. Jenifa Taught Me (Derwin's Revenge)
      6. Ghetto Thang
      7. Transmitting Live From Mars
      8. Eye Know
      9. Take It Off
      10. A Little Bit Of Soap
      11. Tread Water
      12. Potholes In My Lawn
      13. Say No Go
      14. Do As De La Does
      15. Plug Tunin' (Last Chance To Comprehend)
      16. De La Orgee
      17. Buddy (With Jungle Brothers And Q- Tip From A Tribe Called Quest) 
      18. Description
      19. Me Myself And I
      20. This Is A Recording 4 Living
      21. In A Fulltime Era (L.I.F.E)
      22. I Can Do Anything (Delacratic)
      23. D.A.I.S.Y. Age
      24. What's More (From Ost Hell On 1st Ave)
      25. Jenifa (Taught Me) [derwin's Revenge] {12 Mix}
      26. Buddy (Native Tongue Decision Part 1)
      27. Buddy (Native Tongue Decision Part 2)

      Digital Underground

      The "Body-Hat" Syndrome (30th Anniversary) (Black Friday 23 Edition)

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        The album's second single, an anti- racism cultural awareness politico called "Wussup Wit the Luv," features a solo from the Funkadelic guitarist Michael Hampton, as well as a verse and video appearance by Tupac Shakur (This was the last time Shakur appeared on any Digital Underground release). The album also contains "The Humpty Dance Awards," the group's humorous shout- out to the many artists who sampled "The Humpty Dance" before 1993. Since then the list has grown to over 50 artists. The Body- Hat Syndrome will be celebrating its 30th anniversary, originally released on October 5, 1993 and has only been released as a special Italian vinyl version making this the first time it will be released on vinyl globally.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. The Return Of The Crazy One
        2. Bran Nu Swetta
        3. Doo Woo You / Body-Hats (Part One)
        4. Holly Wanstaho
        5. Dope- A- Delic (Do- U- B- Leeve- In- D- Flo?)
        6. Intermission
        7. Wussup With The Luv
        8. Digital Lover
        9. Shake & Bake
        10. Carry The Way (Along Time)
        11. Body-Hats (Part Three)
        12. Body-Hats (Part Two)
        13. Do Ya Like It Dirty?
        14. Circus Entrance
        15. Bran Nu Sweat This Beat
        16. Jerkit Circus
        17. Wheee! 
        18. Circus Exit (The After-Nut)

        Dungen

        4 (Black Friday 23 Edition)

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          Featuring a new color scheme artwork, and including the fourteen minute "Samtidigt (Long Version)" previously available only as an exclusive tour 12", the expanded double LP edition arrives on aquamarine vinyl with an etching on the fourth side in an ultra limited run of 3500 copies worldwide.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Satt Att Se 
          2. Maleras Finest 
          3. Det Tar Tid 
          4. Samtidigt 1 
          5. Ingenting Ar Sig
          6. Likt / Fredag 
          7. Finns Det Nagon Mojlighet 
          8. Mina Damer Och Fasaner 
          9. Samtidigt 2 
          10. Samtidigt (Long Version)

          Continuing to please anyone with a penchant for the esoteric, Lullabies For Insomniacs presents ‘For Leena’, a collection of unreleased pieces composed between 1991 & 1998 by Dino J.A. Deane for the choreography of Colleen Mulvihill. Deane began his professional career, at the age of nineteen, as a musical arranger and multi-instrumentalist (trombone, flutes, keyboards, percussion). He worked in funk bands around Los Angeles before moving to San Francisco in the mid 1970’s, where as an improvising artist he became involved in the diverse communities of dramatic theatre, modern dance, free jazz and punk rock. In the early 1980's Mr. Deane pioneered the use of live-electronics, live-looping and live-sampling in three distinct genres that heavily informed his later compositions: As a member of art-punk band 'Indoor Life', touring and recording with fourth world pioneer Jon Hassell and as an electro-acoustic percussionist in the Conduction orchestras of Butch Morris. During this period Mr. Deane also worked as a sound designer for the theatre, with directors Sam Shepard, Julie Hebert and Christoph Marthaler. He also maintained a presence in the world of modern dance, creating and performing compositions for former Olympic gymnast Colleen Mulvihill.
          The couple met in San Francisco in 1979 through his good friend Bruce Ackley, whom was commissioned to compose a score for one of her solo pieces. Colleen, was than a member of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company and was planning to move to New York City to set out on her own as a dancer and choreographer. Their paths crossed again in 1980 when Dino moved to NYC with Indoor Life, during this time they began a long term relationship both on and off the stage, which continues to this day.

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Patrick says: This retrospective collection on Lullabies For Insomniacs focuses on the beautiful, beguiling and blissed out electro-acoustic compositions of Dino J.A. Deane. A million miles away from the angular art punk of Indoor Life, these pieces for contemporary dance drift through serialism, minimalism and fourth world ambience creating the perfect sound to sway to.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Liquid Time
          2. Into The Flight
          3. Merlin
          4. A River Beneath The River
          5. Dark Heart
          6. NB4
          7. Last Supper
          8. The Burila Tree
          9. Narrow Chamber
          10. Mud Girl 

          Germany's Alex Seidel brings some heat for Schwarz 12 Records. The whole EP possess that playful, skewed, after party vibe that you only really get after spending more than 24 hours awake dancing to repetitive music. Perfectly at home in Berlin's non-stop hedonism, all five tracks exude a frazzled, lucid flow which wander in direction and eschews the more traditional structures of house and techno for a more free-form, non-linear exploration. The sounds and beats are fractured and fizzy, instantly piquing the interest of the intoxicated listener. If you're one of those DJs who gets up at 3AM to get ready for a gig, then this is the record for you. 



          TRACK LISTING

          A1. Can It Be All So Simple
          A1. Come Clean
          B1. Yaga
          B2. Most Hated 4 No Reason
          B3. There Are Still These Fucked Up Dream


          Dobie Gray

          Out On The Floor / The 'In' Crowd

            Outta Sight herald the new year with two fabulous floor-packers from the glory days of Northern Soul.

            First up is Dobie Gray's “Out On The Floor”. This absolute classic has it all; the perfect lyric married to the perfect dance beat, and now made even better by having Dobie Gray’s perennial mod / soul anthem “The ‘In’ Crowd” on the flip side. These two icons of the scene are brought together for the first time… Northern soul heaven!

            Dub Narcotic Sound System

            Boot Party - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

              Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
              Limited to one per person.

              The classic debut LP by Dub Narcotic Sound System, originally released on K Records and unavailable on vinyl for 25 years. The oddball indie-funk collective Dub Narcotic Sound System was spearheaded by vocalist Calvin Johnson, the former frontman of the legendary Beat Happening as well as the founder of the famed K Records label. Named in honor of Johnson's own Olympia, WA-based basement studio Dub Narcotic, the project was begun in 1994 with a rapid-fire series of funk-, rap-, and reggae-influenced singles including "Bite," "Fuck Shit Up," "Booty Run," and "Shake-a-Puddin'"; from the outset Johnson was the group's sole constant member, although over the course of subsequent releases, including the EPs Industrial Breakdown, Ridin' Shotgun, and Ship to Shore, the revolving lineup grew to include Olympia scenesters like Lois Maffeo as well as Larry Butler, Todd Ranslow, and Brian Weber, all three members of the hip-hop unit Dead Presidents. The first Dub Narcotic Sound System full-length, Rhythm Record, Vol. One: Echoes From the Scene Control Room, appeared in 1995; later efforts included 1996's Boot Party and 1998's Out of Your Mind. Sideways Soul, a collaboration with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, followed in 1999. Trouser Press wrote that "when not delving deep into the usual sorts of ambient studio trickery, the songs hit a ’60s R&B stride, bathing in the stoned soul picnic ambience with uplifting spirit.” 

              Desmond Dekker

              Pretty Africa

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                Recorded at Chalk Farm Studio in the summer of 1973, this long-lost album, showcasing the talents of reggae superstar Desmond Dekker and his backing group, the Aces, was recently discovered in the legendary Trojan archives. Comprising 7 superb sides performed by Desmond Dekker himself, and a further five highlighting the not inconsiderable vocal talents of the Aces, we are sure fans will agree that the 45 year delay in the release of this previously unissued collection has certainly been well worth the wait!

                Dillinger

                CB 200

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                  First issued in 1976. Available on CD and digital but vinyl has been out of print since the mid-80s. 2000 only worldwide. By the 1970s Reggae had spread from Jamaica and become an international phenomena. Enter Dillinger, who rose up with the El Paso Sound System as part of the second generation of Jamaican toasters. His name came from American gangster John Dillinger at the suggestion of none other than Lee Perry (who produced his first album). A deal with Island Records followed, with sessions happening at Channel One Studios with Joseph ""Jo Jo"" Hoo Kim producing. Recording at Channel One in mid-70s meant Dillinger and Jo Jo were tapping into an immense talent pool in the form of The Revolutionaries, the studio’s in-house band. CB 200 features contributions from Earl “Chinna” Smith, Aston “Family Man” Barrett, Ansel Collins, Sly Dunbar, and Tommy McCook among others. The release also brought forth the career defining cut “Cokane In My Brain”, a hit record on an international basis. Despite the success of CB 200 and “Cokane In My Brain” the release has remained out of print in all formats since the mid-1980s. Get On Down is about to change that, with their Record Store Day 2019 reissue of this too often overlooked Reggae masterpiece. Tracks : 1. CB 200 2. No Chuck It 3. Cokane In My Brain 4. The General 5. Power Bank 6. Plantation Heights 7. Race Day 8. Natty Kick Like Lightning 9. Buckingham Palace 10. Crankface

                  Daniel Pemberton

                  Black Mirror: USS Callister - OST

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                    1000 only - soundtrack from much loved cult episode of ‘black mirror’.

                    first time on vinyl, bespoke artwork from butcher billy, includes ltd edition poster art print. 2lp red vinyl. “a brilliant take on star trek homages, gaming and toxic geekery” the guardian // the emmy nominated soundtrack from the much-loved emmy winning episode of black mirror. daniel pemberton’s score for black mirror’s ‘uss callister’ is available for the first time on vinyl with bespoke artwork from butcher billy and limited-edition poster art print. taken from the first show of the show’s fourth season, it’s the ‘star trek’ episode when a gifted programmer becomes frustrated with his job and creates digital clones of his co-workers for his own dark adventures in space. the ivor novello award winning, golden globe award and multi bafta nominated and acclaimed composer shifts effortlessly between symphonic and electronic instrumentation. “a brutal star trek scenario that’s half comedy, half indictment of silicon valley leadership” the verge // “one of hollywood’s most sought-after composers” screen daily.

                    Daniel Johnston

                    The End Is Never Really Over (INC. XL SIZE T-SHIRT)

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                      'Artistic Vice' and '1990' - 'Captain America FOLK' T-Shirt - 16 page art book - 'Jeremiah The Frog' pin badge - Stickers ñ 'Artistic Vice' and '1990' - 'Captain America FOLK' T-Shirt - 16 page art book - 'Jeremiah The Frog' pin badge - Stickers

                      Do Nothing

                      Adventures In Success (RSD21 EDITION)

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                        David Bowie

                        Toy E.P. 10" (RSD22 EDITION)

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                          100g, 5 track 10" EP black. The 10" vinyl and CD TOY E.P. ("YOU'VE GOT IT MADE WITH ALL THE TOYS") features the previously unheard "SHADOW MAN (VOCAL AND PIANO MIX)", an alternative stripped back mix of the TOY album track, along with the unreleased live versions of "I DIG EVERYTHING" and "THE LONDON BOYS" recorded at the final Glastonbury warm-up show at the Roseland Ballroom, New York on 19th June, 2000. The E.P. also contains three tracks "YOU'VE GOT A HABIT OF LEAVING" (RADIO EDIT), "SILLY BOY BLUE" (ALTERNATIVE ENDING MIX) and "CAN'T HELP THINKING ABOUT ME" (LIVE MARK RADCLIFFE SHOW BBC RADIO 1 SESSION), previously only available as streaming singles and which are making their physical debut.

                          David J With Tim Newman

                          Analogue Excavations & Dream Interpretations Volume 1 (RSD22 EDITION)

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                            While Bauhaus have been waiting to continue their reunion shows, founding member David J has been trawling through his archive of tapes and diaries from the early 80s in coll;aboration with sound sculptor Tim Newman to present two volumes of unique spoken word and songs, including a vocal contribution from Black Francis of The Pixies and guitar overdubs by Warren Defever of His Name Is Alive and Adrian Utley of Portishead. Sleeve notes by Andrew Brroksbank of the Bauhaus Archive. Tangerine Vinyl

                            DJ Fresh

                            Gold Dust (RSD22 EDITION)

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                              Gold Vinyl 12" first time this Multi Plainum selling single will be available on vinyl.

                              Dudu Lima & João Bosco

                              O Ronco Da Cuica / Incompatibilidade De Genios (RSD22 EDITION)

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                                "One of the best bass players in the world Dudu Lima teams up with Brazilian guitar legend Joao Bosco to record deep, beautiful extended live versions of some of Bosco's most well known tracks. Featuring Azymuth's drummer Ivan Conti, percussion master Marcos Suzano and Dudu Viana on piano. This is a super-limited, one-off, record store day release"

                                DIIV

                                Live At The Murmrr Theatre (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                  Live recording of the one-night-only DIIV Unplugged show at Murmrr Theatre in Brooklyn on August 17th, 2017. Mixed by Jarvis Taveniere, mastered by Alex DeTurk. Includes unique arrangements of songs off DIIV's first two albums (Oshin and Is The Is Are), as well as covers of My Bloody Valentine and Alex G

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1. Druun
                                  2. Past Lives
                                  3. Human
                                  4. When You Sleep
                                  5. Dopamine
                                  6. Hollow
                                  7. Loose Ends
                                  8. How Long Have You Known
                                  9. Under The Sun
                                  10. Earthboy
                                  11. Wait

                                  Darren Hayman

                                  Lido (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                    14 track album on transparent vinyl, with 16 page 12x12" book of Darren's Lido artwork. Darren Hayman's 2012 classic LP "Lido" gets the deluxe reissue treatment this record store day - an all-new 12" transparent vinyl with a 16 page 12x12" book of Darren's Lido artwork. As was the original, this is a joint release between Clay Pipe and wiaiwya. I was thinking about instrumental music and whether it could truly be about something. I was thinking about how classical, jazz and the avant-garde often group music together under conceptual titles and themes. Isnít a lot of this music about music itself? Isn't instrumental music literally about the unspeakable, the indescribable? My friend Dave says that he see no reason why wordless music should be any less about ësomethingí then lyrics or prose. I think he's right, but I also know that some music that is titled and thematically labelled is nothing more than the beautiful sound of a musician trying to reach out; to evoke; to remember. My name is Darren Hayman and I have made an instrumental album about Britainís open air swimming pools; it's called 'Lido'. If I am known or liked for anything at all in my career then it is for my lyrics. I see words as incisive, accurate tools, when used correctly. I donít want my words to paint vague canvasses; I want them to make detailed, forensic technical drawings. I am interested in specifics; my songs thus far have very much been about stuff. In my own listening, however, I have moved more and more towards instrumental music. I enjoy the heavenly fog of the ECM label. I love following the unpredictability of John Coltrane's reckless career. I adore roots dub reggae - it makes me feel safe and calm. Instrumental music has given me something that has been missing from my listening for a few years. It confuses, frustrates and excites me, and in no way do I feel it a less erudite companion to lyrical music. The opposite is true, in fact: this music can often say more, I just love not being able to define what it is. Cautiously, over the last few years, I started to amass recordings of my instrumental compositions. When I had five that I thought were good, I needed a title that might pull these sunny, open tunes together; I thought of 'Lido'. From that point onwards I tried to think about what it would be to write music with a specific setting in mind. I tried to write the tunes in my head, while visiting the individual pools. I collected field recordings and buried them inside the songs. Some were audible but I wanted to link the music to the place in some way. When it came to writing tunes about closed or destroyed lidos, I thought about absence and nothingness. I thought about disconnected music; tunes without formal structure or time signatures. I have not re-invented the wheel but this was a truly experimental record for me in that I devised routines and procedures that produced music alien to me. I thought hard about Brentwood Lido, in my hometown. It closed in 1976, when I was just five. It is one of those places that have slipped past the internet. I can find only two grey, fuzzy pictures online. Do you have any pictures of it? Iíd love to see them. My own memory of the place is also fuzzy: one of those early childhood memories that seems to be projected onto sunlight. If you think hard or try to grasp it in any way then it just melts. I can see a towel; there is a low wall or steps maybe? My mother is there some other people... It's sunny but then there's nothing there's no focus or clarity to the memory. If instrumental music can be about anything then surely it can be about this feeling; the sensation of fumbling, desperately, in the back of your mind. Looking for something beautiful that you know was there once. I wanted to make music that sounded half remembered but purposeful. I went to the road where the pool used to be. I recorded nothing but the faint rumble of traffic and put in my tune. My album 'Lido' is about open air swimming pools and something else as well. It's just impossible to say what it is exactly. - Darren Hayman February 2012. Track Listing: 1. London Fields 2. Black Rock Baths 3. Brockwell Park 4. Parliament Hill 5. Saltdean 6. The Knap 7. Super Swimming Stadium 8. Brentwood 9. Tinside 10. Stonehaven 11. Kingís Meadow 12. Jubilee Pool 13. Purley Way 14. Tooting Bec

                                    Dennis Olivieri

                                    Welcome To The Party (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                      First re-issue since it original pressing in 1969, and this time on a very limited edition Sky Blue vinyl The highly sought after record Come To The Party is very much a homage to the end of the 60ís and was produced at the Hollywood Sound Recorders by the songwriter Tandyn Almer ("Along Comes Mary"). Musicians included Dennis on piano, Jack Elliott on guitar, Ronnie Brown bass, Eddie Greene percussion. Tommy Scott sax, and Tandyn Almer on Rocksichord. Sampled by Dj Shadow on Six Day War on the Private Press album bringing new interest to Dennis's musical career.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. Opportunity
                                      2. Sad Song #1
                                      3. Mama's Funeral Song
                                      4. Walk Rite Out
                                      5. Fuzzy Soft Thing
                                      6. I Cry In The Morning
                                      7. Come To The Party
                                      8. You Gotta
                                      9. Lady Fair
                                      10. More Friends
                                      11. Yesterday Was Nuthin' Like Today

                                      Dusty Springfield

                                      Cameo (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                        Originally released in February 1973 on the ABC Dunhill Record label, in the US, and on the UK Philips label in May 1973, Cameo is one of Dusty’s most overlooked albums, featuring some of her greatest vocal performances of the era on material written by major songwriters including David Gates, Ashford & Simpson and Van Morrison. Recorded in the US between July and October 1972, Cameo was produced by Steve Barri, Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter who later went on to write and produce major hits for Glen Campbell and The Four Tops, among others.

                                        A stellar line-up of musicians contribute to the superb sound (including members of the famous ‘Wrecking Crew’), Hal Blaine, Larry Carlton, Wilton Felder, Carol Kaye, Michael Omartian, Venetta Fields and Clydie King.
                                        Among the many highlights are Learn to Say Goodbye – a masterpiece of tortured soul, with a sublime string arrangement, the brilliant opening track Who Gets Your Love and David Gates' heart-breaking The Other Side of Life. Her beautiful rendition of Van Morrison’s Tupelo Honey even transcends the master’s original.

                                        Ashford & Simpson’s soul stomper I Just Wanna Be There bounces along on a Motown-style groove, horns and backing vocals creating the wave for Dusty’s magical voice to ride.There are five Lambert and Potter originals, including Comin' and Goin', a number one single that never was!
                                        Classic Dusty LP, unavailable on vinyl since 1973!
                                        For its 50th anniversary, a special edition replicating the original US gatefold edition with enhanced artwork.

                                        Pressed on heavyweight BLUE vinyl.


                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Side A
                                        1. Who Gets Your Love 3:24
                                        2. Breakin' Up A Happy Home 3:32
                                        3. Easy Evil 2:54
                                        4. Mama's Little Girl 3:30
                                        5. The Other Side Of Life 2:39
                                        6. Comin' And Goin' 3:10
                                        Side B
                                        1. I Just Wanna Be There 2:39
                                        2. Who Could Be Loving You Other Than Me? 3:00
                                        3. Tupelo Honey 3:59
                                        4. Of All The Things 3:03
                                        5. Learn To Say Goodbye 2:48
                                        (From The ABC Movie Of The Week "Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole")

                                        David Bowie

                                        Waiting In The Sky (Before The Starman Came To Earth) (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                          The tracklisting for Waiting In The Sky (Before The Starman Came To Earth) runs differently from the Ziggy Stardust album and features four songs that didn’t make the final album.

                                          On Side 1, in the place of ‘Starman’, one of the last three tracks recorded for the album in February 1972, is ‘Round and Round’, a Chuck Berry cover. The track was finally released on a single as the B-side to ‘Drive-In Saturday’ on 6th April, 1973. Initially, closing Side 1 of the album was Bowie's version of Jacques Brel’s ‘Amsterdam’, which would later appear as the B-side of ‘Sorrow’ on 12th October, 1973.

                                          Side 2 of the 15th December, 1971 tracklisting features two long-time non-LP fan favourites, ‘Holy Holy’ and ‘Velvet Goldmine’. The former is a re-recording with The Spiders of David’s 1971 single. Again, this version of the track had to wait several years before surfacing as the B-side of ‘Diamond Dogs’ on 14th June, 1974.

                                          The cover of Waiting In The Sky (Before The Starman Came To Earth) features a photo of David taken at an early Ziggy Stardust period session by Brian Ward, and the two sides of the inner bags are the fronts of the two Trident Studios tape boxes. The album’s title comes from the lyrics of ‘Starman’, which, along with ‘Rock ’N’ Roll Suicide’ and ‘Suffragette City’, had not yet been recorded when this variation of the album was compiled.

                                          Waiting In The Sky (Before The Starman Came To Earth) was cut on a customised late Neumann VMS80 lathe with fully recapped electronics from 192kHz restored masters of the original Trident Studios master tapes, with no additional processing on transfer. The half-speed vinyl cut was by engineer John Webber at AIR Studios, London.

                                          David Byrne / Paramore

                                          Hard Times / Burning Down The House (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                            David Byrne and Record Store Day USA ambassadors Paramore have teamed up for this extremely-limited, one-time only pressing of a 12” in which each artist covers the other’s song.

                                            Released to coincide with the highly-anticipated ‘Stop Making Sense’ covers album campaign, the 12” includes an exclusive never-before-heard cover of Paramore’s ‘Hard Times’ by David Byrne.

                                            On the flip-side we have Paramore’s much-loved cover of Talking Heads’ ‘Burning Down The House’, released earlier in 2024 to coincide with the announcement of the ‘Stop Making Sense’ album, out later this year on A24 Music.

                                            Pressed on natural vinyl, this will not be rerepressed and is sure to be a highly sought after item on Record Store Day for both David Byrne/Talking Heads fans and Paramore fans alike.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            David Byrne - Hard Times
                                            Paramore - Burning Down The House

                                            Don Carlos

                                            Pass Me The Lazer Beam (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                              Daft Punk

                                              Something About Us (Love Theme From Interstella 555) (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                Reissued for RSD 2024 exclusively - 3 track 12" single- Something About Us - Love Theme from Interstella 5555

                                                Das Koolies

                                                Das Koolies - Remixed (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                  De La Soul

                                                  Live At Tramps, NYC, 1996 (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                    Deacon Blue

                                                    Peace Will Come (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                      Dead Horse

                                                      The Dead Horse Tapes - Blown Away (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                        Dean & Britta

                                                        L'Avventura (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                          Def Leppard

                                                          Live At Leadmill (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                            Mercury Studios will be releasing Def Leppardís ìOne Night Only Live at The Leadmill Sheffield May 19, 2023î on silver 2LP exclusively for Record Store Day 2024. The show was recorded at The Leadmill, a club in their hometown of Sheffield, England several days before their tour with Motley Crue played at Sheffieldís Brammall Lane football stadium. The Leadmill show was livestreamed on Veeps at the time of the performance.Please be advised that Record Store Day will be making an official announcement of the titles in early 2024, so please keep this info confidential until we have word on the announce date from them. The canvass for this title will begin in the next couple days.-Synopsis -Def Leppard returns to their hometown of Sheffield to perform a set of hits and rarities in front of a small crowd of about 900 diehard fans in this May 2023 show recorded at The Leadmill, just days before their tour stop with Motley Crue at Sheffieldís Brammall Lane. This Record Store Day exclusive double LP is pressed on silver vinyl.

                                                            Delia Derbyshire

                                                            Inventions For Radio (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                              Dexys X Dutch Uncles

                                                              Dance With Me (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                DITZ X Heavy Lungs

                                                                DITZ X Heavy Lungs - Live At The BBC (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                  Divorce

                                                                  Heady Metal (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                    We are thrilled to say we're releasing a limited edition vinyl of our EP 'Heady Metal' with Record Store Day. We had a blast playing Rough Trade Nottingham on Record Store Day in 2023, and this year we have brand new artwork and a colourful vinyl to celebrate independently owned record stores! The existence of record stores is hugely important to artists and buying vinyl is one of the best things you can do to help the independent music industry stay strong, we have so much love for the Record Store Day tradition and we hope you love our alternate EP artwork as much as we do!

                                                                    Doctor Who

                                                                    Doctor Who: The Edge Of Destruction (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                      Dr John

                                                                      The Atco / Atlantic Singles 1968-1974 (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                        Includes Dr. John's biggest chart hits. All A & B-sides from U.S. & U.K. singles between 1968-1974. Color vinyl printed inner sleeves. Up Dated cover art

                                                                        Dub Syndicate

                                                                        Mellow & Colly (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                          Dolores O'Riordan

                                                                          Are You Listening (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                            Dolores O'Riordan's 2007 debut solo album, "Are You Listening?" is being released for the first time on vinyl, exclusively for Record Store Day 2024 on limited edition white vinyl. It is a captivating exploration of the iconic singer's artistic individuality beyond her role in The Cranberries. The album skilfully blends various genres, ranging from rock to folk, showcasing O'Riordan's versatile vocal abilities. The album's atmospheric production and O'Riordan's emotive delivery create a rich sonic tapestry that resonates with both fans of The Cranberries and those seeking a fresh perspective on O'Riordan's individual artistry. "Are You Listening?" stands as a testament to Dolores O'Riordan's ability to evolve as a solo artist while maintaining the captivating essence that made her a firebrand. The album's introspective lyrics and diverse musical arrangements contribute to a compelling narrative, making it a significant chapter in O'Riordan's solo discography.

                                                                            Donna Summer

                                                                            Many States Of Independence (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                              David Sylvian & Nine Horses

                                                                              Snow Borne Sorrow (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                                First time on vinyl for David Sylvianís side project with his brother Steve Jansen (Japan/ Rain Tree Crow) and German musician/ producer Bernd Friedmann aka Burnt Friedman. Features the 9 tracks from the original album plus 2 tracks from the ëMoney for Allí EP and the Previously Unreleased Burnt Friedman remix of ìîAtom & Cellîî. All on vinyl for the first time. Designed by David Sylvianís long-time collaborator, Chris Bigg (23 Envelope / 4AD). Housed in a beautiful gatefold sleeve with printed inner-bags.î

                                                                                Hailing from Liege in Belgium, David Body has been put on our radar with releases on the fine Endless Music, but this EP for Exploited’s cult collected Black Jukebox series is truly next level house music!

                                                                                Timed perfectly for that sweet Summer release, "I Bird You" is a seriously charming affair, led by a colourful, sugary-sweet refrain that twinkles and sparkles in cute fashion. A warm deep house groove crafted through swirling Rhodes chords builds the vibe before the flowery melody explodes into life, pushing the track into an altogether more magical direction. Playing this at one of the first festivals of Summer 2022 could be a truly spiritual occassion! There's 'nuff tension from the last two years to warrent a full-on maximum love in; and tracks like this could be the perfect catalyst!

                                                                                "Jack Me Baby" channels rubbery bass and a galloping house beat, with minor piano chords creating a dramatic feel as a classic vocal sample whoops away in delight. The enormous snare-roll propelled build-up thrusts the track into overdrive, with a delightful, balmy synth line woven in to provide a mystical counterbalance. Another hand-aloft rush of euphoria to sound track the party season. 

                                                                                "The Talking Mouettes" is a supremely feel-good slab of Balearic-tinged peak time house, with choice piano chords cut up and cascading over a high-energy groove. Big squelchy melodic bass wiggles under the chords and shoulder-popping chime riff, with plenty of power and punch scattered throughout to keep the vibes rolling. Cleverly warped vox the icing on this sweet slice of sonic cake.  

                                                                                "Endless Love" is an absolute monster to close the EP, a soaring, triumphant electro-disco beauty that overflows with euphoric melody and ecstatic, eyes-closed-and-rolling tingles. It just keeps building and building through layer upon layer of synth mastery to an explosive, epic climax.

                                                                                Shir Khan's series has always been a big hitter here at Picc HQ but this is one of the biggest 12"s from the firm for some time. Get them orders in quick! 

                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                Martin says: It's been an eternity since Shir Khan's had us cantering around the shop. It's with huge delight that I can state, with authority, that David Body's launched us into the party season with this collection of open air festival house anthems.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                A1. David Body - I Bird You
                                                                                A2. David Body - Jack Me Baby
                                                                                B1. David Body - The Talking Mouettes
                                                                                B2. David Body - Endless Love

                                                                                Alongside a killer long player from label mainstay Lexx, Phantom Island treat us to a new solo effort by Zurich based Drummer and Multi Instrumentalist Domi Chansorn. He is best known for playing in and producing numerous Swiss bands like Fai Baba or Evelinn Trouble. Everything you hear was written, played, sung, arranged, produced, recorded and mixed by Domi Chansorn. With "Strawberry Moon" he has created a timeless psychedelic Pop-Opus which takes the listener on a trip to another sphere. The aforementioned Lexx pops up on remix duties, dropping a typically Balearic mix combining dub swelter, open hearted melodies and an irresistible day time disco groove.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                A1. Strawberry Moon
                                                                                B1. Strawberry Moon (Instrumental)
                                                                                B2. Strawberry Moon (Version By Lexx) 

                                                                                Das Koolies

                                                                                The Condemned EP

                                                                                  Hit-writing anti-icons, Das Koolies emerge to explode three decades of digression as Super Furry Animals with their electronic depth-charge debut EP: The Condemned. Huw Bunford, Cian Ciarán, Dafydd Ieuan and Guto Pryce restore original Furry vision with techno-inspired, heavy-tech sound inspired by illegal rave roots.

                                                                                  A past fades out for a future to begin as the long-running, secretive DAS KOOLIES ‘dream project’’, emanating from Cardiff’s post-industrial docklands, delivers its first consignment of complex, wired euphoria: The Condemned. Chains of decayed connection and shackles of genre-expectation are audibly broken as Huw Bunford, Cian Ciarán, Dafydd Ieuan and Guto Pryce re-route their paths as notorious scientists of sound, taking the outside lane to arrive close to where it all began for Super Furry Animals.

                                                                                  Soldering human touch to synths and samplers, Das Koolies come through on their manifesto pledge of incinerating acoustic guitars while unsafely loading as much noise- making machinery onto their studio mains supply as possible. The Condemned, a confrontational, synth-driven outsider anti-anthem comes through as a warm-blood-on-cold- steel rope act of strict automation and humanity, commanding computers and code to find compromise with Ieuan and Bunford’s vocals.

                                                                                  All tracks from the forthcoming EP were produced by Das Koolies and mixed in collaboration with Chris Shaw (Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Run-DMC). In a brief statement, Das Koolies say: “Everything for a reason and a reason for everything. A beginning catalysed by the past. Of machines and of man. Let the beat now lead the way.”

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  01. The Condemned
                                                                                  02. Dim Byd Mawr
                                                                                  03. You Killed My Robot
                                                                                  04. Grab A Slice

                                                                                  Django Django

                                                                                  Off Planet

                                                                                    Entitled Off Planet, the 5th studio album from Django Django is a 21 track album splitted into four parts. Originally destined to be four experimental EPs but immediately transformed into a proper album when they started the recording session, Off Planet features some of the most exciting and dynamic music Django Django have ever produced. Harking back to their more experimental and electronic roots, the album also features guest such as Self Esteem, Jack Penate and others. 

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    Liam says: Django Django are back with an absolute banger of a project! Originally planned as 4 EPs, 'Off Planet' eventually merged into this 21 track cosmic odyssey. With features from the likes of Self Esteem and Stealing Sheep, Django Django delve into hypnotic disco, interplanetary acid house and psych-rock slop - mega, mega stuff!

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    Vinyl Tracklisting:
                                                                                    A Side (Off Planet Part 1)
                                                                                    1. Wishbone
                                                                                    2. Complete Me Feat. Self Esteem
                                                                                    3. Osaka
                                                                                    4. Hands High Feat. Refound
                                                                                    5. Lunar Vibrations Feat. Isabelle Woodhouse
                                                                                    B Side (Off Planet Part 2)
                                                                                    1. Don't Touch That Dial Feat. Yuuko
                                                                                    2. Back 2 Back Feat. Patience
                                                                                    3. Squid Inc.
                                                                                    4. Come Down
                                                                                    5. Golden Cross
                                                                                    C Side (Off Planet Part 3)
                                                                                    1. No Time Feat. Jack Peñate
                                                                                    2. A New Way Through
                                                                                    3. Galaxy Mood Feat. Toya Delazy
                                                                                    4. The Oh Zone
                                                                                    5. Dead Machine Feat. Stealing Sheep
                                                                                    6. Dumdrum
                                                                                    D Side (Off Planet Part 4)
                                                                                    1. Fluxus
                                                                                    2. Slipstream
                                                                                    3. Who You Know Feat. Bernardo
                                                                                    4. Black Cadillac
                                                                                    5. Gazelle

                                                                                    CD Tracklisting:
                                                                                    CD1 (Off Planet Parts 1 & 2)
                                                                                    1. Wishbone
                                                                                    2. Complete Me Feat. Self Esteem
                                                                                    3. Osaka
                                                                                    4. Hands High Feat. Refound
                                                                                    5. Lunar Vibrations Feat. Isabelle Woodhouse
                                                                                    6. Don't Touch That Dial Feat. Yuuko
                                                                                    7. Back 2 Back Feat. Patience
                                                                                    8. Squid Inc.
                                                                                    9. Come Down
                                                                                    10. Golden Cross
                                                                                    CD2 (Off Planet Parts 3 & 4)
                                                                                    1. No Time Feat. Jack Peñate
                                                                                    2. A New Way Through
                                                                                    3. Galaxy Mood Feat. Toya Delazy
                                                                                    4. The Oh Zone
                                                                                    5. Dead Machine Feat. Stealing Sheep
                                                                                    6. Dumdrum
                                                                                    7. Fluxus
                                                                                    8. Slipstream
                                                                                    9. Who You Know Feat. Bernardo
                                                                                    10. Black Cadillac
                                                                                    11. Gazelle

                                                                                    Dana Gavanski

                                                                                    When It Comes

                                                                                      There’s something mesmerising about the fingertips of Dana Gavanski. Conducting each note with a light gracefulness, they appear to dance whilst aiding their owner in expressing the stories behind each of her lighter-than-air tones. Stories which, on her new album When It Comes, may never have been heard if not for healing ‘lost’ vocal cords and a lesson in taking the rough with the smooth.

                                                                                      “In many ways this record feels like it is my first,” Dana tells. “When I could use my voice, I had to focus so there is an urgency and greater emotional trajectory than before… it’s very connected to vocal presence, which extended into an existential questioning of my connection to music. It felt like a battle at times, which I frequently lost.”

                                                                                      Arriving where introversion and extroversion meet, When It Comes is Dana’s most vulnerable record to date. A Canadian-Serbian artist unafraid of extremes, she seamlessly blends her love of music from the 50s-70s with mythology. Led by instinct in its purest form, Dana’s latest chapter is an ode to the voice as an instrument – its power, and how intricately it can deliver words to tug at, and tie knots in, every heartstring. “Words can be taken quite literally, but to me, a lot of the time, they are pivots. They point in a direction but don’t necessarily stay there,” she says.

                                                                                      Just as Dana’s debut Yesterday Is Gone and her covers EP Wind Songs were lauded for their intimacy captured through an innate sense of melody to convey a mood, they traced a timeline of Dana’s teenage years in Vancouver, a move to Montreal and visiting family homes for kitchen talks with her “Baka” (grandma) in Belgrade / Serbia. Her latest was started in Montreal before ending in Belgrade and whilst expressive with French Yé-yé flourishes – offers something altogether more atmospheric and widescreen.

                                                                                      “Yesterday Is Gone consisted of straightforward pop songs, this album is about searching for something to excite me back into songwriting,” Dana reveals. “It’s about finding the origins of my connection to music, that tenuous but stubborn and strong link - why it draws me and what if anything, I can learn from it. The album title has a heaviness to it but also a lightness, depending on your frame of mind. It’s about being open, and letting it come whatever it is, without judgement.”

                                                                                      Recorded in London, the original ideas for the record were played out on Dana’s toy Casiotone. Returning to Capitol K’s Total Refreshment Centre (TRC) with partner James Howard, the pair co-produced the songs together and felt very much at home. “James has an effortless musicality and we work together so well. The TRC is a special place, like a community centre,” she recalls. “It’s very understated but important to the people who come through it. It’s a rehearsal space, a recording studio, and there are a handful of music studios.”

                                                                                      Opening with music box sweetness, ‘I Kiss The Night’s twinkling piano melody paves the way for the baroque Wurlitzer-like nursery rhyme of ‘Bend & Fall’ and mystical lullaby ‘Under The Sky.’ Alongside humour and caricature (‘The Reaper’), mythological romance and spirituality (‘Knowing to Trust’) and idiosyncratic carnival arpeggio grooves (‘Indigo Highway’), the squelchy staccato and subtle jazzy flecks of ‘The Day Unfolds’ and tension release of ‘Letting Go’ dazzle like bokeh in a Nick Drake haze. The autumnal hymnal of ‘Lisa’ meanwhile, was one of the first, more fictional tracks written for the record, from the viewpoint of the sea, watching the protagonist pass by day after day, offering a metaphorical reflection on the natural world around us. “We don’t realize we are surrounded by all this beauty; we’re shut up inside, rushing to get to work, buying books online without ever leaving home. It’s about focus, recognising what’s in front of you.”

                                                                                      Now planning her headline tour with an expanded 5-piece line-up and taking to the stage for the first time since touring with Porridge Radio, Damian Jurado and Chris Cohen, Dana is currently perfecting her live performance by practising a voice ever more elaborate, and perfecting those subtle hand gestures to match. “I’m so inspired by David Bowie’s performances and discovered he practised mime with Lindsay Kemp early on in his career,” she says of seeking inspiration. “I’ve done some mime classes since and it’s become good practice to go deeper into the body and be less controlled by the humility of the mind.”


                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                      Barry says: There are echoes here, without a doubt of Cyrk era Cate Le Bon, in Gavanski's swooning vocal style and keen melodic ear. There are moments of brittle, thoughtful vulnerability and unease but the general, overwhelming sense is of a warm and familiar wonder. Evocative and satisfying, 'When It Comes' is a beauty.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1. Kiss The Night
                                                                                      2. Bend Away And Fall
                                                                                      3. Letting Go
                                                                                      4. Under The Sky
                                                                                      5. The Day Unfolds
                                                                                      6. Indigo Highway
                                                                                      7. Lisa
                                                                                      8. The Reaper
                                                                                      9. Knowing To Trust

                                                                                      Dana Gavanski

                                                                                      When It Comes

                                                                                        There’s something mesmerising about the fingertips of Dana Gavanski. Conducting each note with a light gracefulness, they appear to dance whilst aiding their owner in expressing the stories behind each of her lighter-than-air tones. Stories which, on her new album When It Comes, may never have been heard if not for healing ‘lost’ vocal cords and a lesson in taking the rough with the smooth.

                                                                                        “In many ways this record feels like it is my first,” Dana tells. “When I could use my voice, I had to focus so there is an urgency and greater emotional trajectory than before… it’s very connected to vocal presence, which extended into an existential questioning of my connection to music. It felt like a battle at times, which I frequently lost.”

                                                                                        Arriving where introversion and extroversion meet, When It Comes is Dana’s most vulnerable record to date. A Canadian-Serbian artist unafraid of extremes, she seamlessly blends her love of music from the 50s-70s with mythology. Led by instinct in its purest form, Dana’s latest chapter is an ode to the voice as an instrument – its power, and how intricately it can deliver words to tug at, and tie knots in, every heartstring. “Words can be taken quite literally, but to me, a lot of the time, they are pivots. They point in a direction but don’t necessarily stay there,” she says.

                                                                                        Just as Dana’s debut Yesterday Is Gone and her covers EP Wind Songs were lauded for their intimacy captured through an innate sense of melody to convey a mood, they traced a timeline of Dana’s teenage years in Vancouver, a move to Montreal and visiting family homes for kitchen talks with her “Baka” (grandma) in Belgrade / Serbia. Her latest was started in Montreal before ending in Belgrade and whilst expressive with French Yé-yé flourishes – offers something altogether more atmospheric and widescreen.

                                                                                        “Yesterday Is Gone consisted of straightforward pop songs, this album is about searching for something to excite me back into songwriting,” Dana reveals. “It’s about finding the origins of my connection to music, that tenuous but stubborn and strong link - why it draws me and what if anything, I can learn from it. The album title has a heaviness to it but also a lightness, depending on your frame of mind. It’s about being open, and letting it come whatever it is, without judgement.”

                                                                                        Recorded in London, the original ideas for the record were played out on Dana’s toy Casiotone. Returning to Capitol K’s Total Refreshment Centre (TRC) with partner James Howard, the pair co-produced the songs together and felt very much at home. “James has an effortless musicality and we work together so well. The TRC is a special place, like a community centre,” she recalls. “It’s very understated but important to the people who come through it. It’s a rehearsal space, a recording studio, and there are a handful of music studios.”

                                                                                        Opening with music box sweetness, ‘I Kiss The Night’s twinkling piano melody paves the way for the baroque Wurlitzer-like nursery rhyme of ‘Bend & Fall’ and mystical lullaby ‘Under The Sky.’ Alongside humour and caricature (‘The Reaper’), mythological romance and spirituality (‘Knowing to Trust’) and idiosyncratic carnival arpeggio grooves (‘Indigo Highway’), the squelchy staccato and subtle jazzy flecks of ‘The Day Unfolds’ and tension release of ‘Letting Go’ dazzle like bokeh in a Nick Drake haze. The autumnal hymnal of ‘Lisa’ meanwhile, was one of the first, more fictional tracks written for the record, from the viewpoint of the sea, watching the protagonist pass by day after day, offering a metaphorical reflection on the natural world around us. “We don’t realize we are surrounded by all this beauty; we’re shut up inside, rushing to get to work, buying books online without ever leaving home. It’s about focus, recognising what’s in front of you.”

                                                                                        Now planning her headline tour with an expanded 5-piece line-up and taking to the stage for the first time since touring with Porridge Radio, Damian Jurado and Chris Cohen, Dana is currently perfecting her live performance by practising a voice ever more elaborate, and perfecting those subtle hand gestures to match. “I’m so inspired by David Bowie’s performances and discovered he practised mime with Lindsay Kemp early on in his career,” she says of seeking inspiration. “I’ve done some mime classes since and it’s become good practice to go deeper into the body and be less controlled by the humility of the mind.”


                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                        Barry says: There are echoes here, without a doubt of Cyrk era Cate Le Bon, in Gavanski's swooning vocal style and keen melodic ear. There are moments of brittle, thoughtful vulnerability and unease but the general, overwhelming sense is of a warm and familiar wonder. Evocative and satisfying, 'When It Comes' is a beauty.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1. Kiss The Night
                                                                                        2. Bend Away And Fall
                                                                                        3. Letting Go
                                                                                        4. Under The Sky
                                                                                        5. The Day Unfolds
                                                                                        6. Indigo Highway
                                                                                        7. Lisa
                                                                                        8. The Reaper
                                                                                        9. Knowing To Trust

                                                                                        Davy Kehoe

                                                                                        The Pilot

                                                                                        Wino go full Zeppelin! Inspired by a recent trip to New Orleans and the deep South, Davy & Co. wrangle sliding basses and pumping organs into 20 minute rock n’ roll-on odyssey. Chugging locomotives fall into an infinite groove on the A side, while the B takes the underneath perspecitve- rattling out subdued sub bass frequencies. Full sleeve artwork by (the legend) The Germ . Mastered by the Bastard.

                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                        Patrick says: After that Wino-D release made us freak last year, the Irish outfit return with a new style for the new era. The modular bleeps and buzzing circuitry remain, pluming acrid smoke from the fresh solder, but now they play ensemble with motorik percussion, blazing guitars and wailing vocals, raging away until the bassline brings the groove. Flip it and journey further into the freakzone. This is neo-PZYK magik for the next generation - don't get left behind.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1. The Pilot (part 1)
                                                                                        B1. The Pilot (part 2)

                                                                                        Deap Lips

                                                                                        Deap Lips

                                                                                          Deap Lips is Wayne & Steven from The Flaming Lips with Julie & Lindsey from Deap Vally. This special collaboration came together after a friendship formed between the bands

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. Home Thru Hell
                                                                                          2. One Thousand Sisters With Aluminum Foil Calculators
                                                                                          3. Shit Talkin
                                                                                          4. Hope Hell High
                                                                                          5. Motherfuckers Got To Go
                                                                                          6. Love Is A Mind Control
                                                                                          7. Wandering Witches
                                                                                          8. The Pusher
                                                                                          9. Not A Natural Man
                                                                                          10. There Is Know Right There Is Know Wrong

                                                                                          Strangelove’s latest release turns left somewhere near the edge of the Atlantic, with Electricidade Estética” documenting a vibrant window into the musical landscape of 1980’s counter-culture Portugal. Compiling early un-issued works, Dwart’s organic Ash-Ra Balearics meld with spikey Iberian electronics, coalescing around the floating beauty of ‘Mate’, reissued for the first time on vinyl. With emergent music technologies of the era enthusiastically adopted by Lisbon’s avante-garde, there was a collective desire by Dwart and their contemporaries to push existing sonic boundaries;- Post new wave sounds melded with distinctive local sensibilities. Vítor Rua & Jorge Lima Barreto of the legendary Telectu (whom Antoñio currently tours with) were regular collaborators while composer/ guitarist Nuno Rebelo and guitarist/singer Bernardo Devlin feature throughout. Antoñio & Manuela Duarte’s search for an artistic language melded a continuing curiosity with aural and physical dualities: experimental pop integrated with performance art, mathematics sound-tracked on canvas, organic found sounds at ease alongside synthetic drum machines. The 9 songs found here document the early emergence of their own ‘Electricidade Estética’

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          A1. Aqua Alta
                                                                                          A2. Mate (remastered)
                                                                                          A3. Synesthesia (live)
                                                                                          A4. Electro Maga
                                                                                          B1. Opala
                                                                                          B2. Swing Da Rocinha
                                                                                          B3. Po Das Estrelas
                                                                                          B4. Keep In Touch
                                                                                          B5. Electro Maga (reprise)

                                                                                          Damon Albarn

                                                                                          The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows

                                                                                            The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows, the new studio album from Damon Albarn, is released by his new label home Transgressive Records.

                                                                                            The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows was originally intended as an orchestral piece inspired by the landscapes of Iceland. This last year has seen Albarn return to the music in lockdown and develop the work to 11 tracks which further explore themes of fragility, loss, emergence and rebirth. The result is a panoramic collection of songs with Albarn as storyteller. The album title is taken from a John Clare poem Love and Memory.

                                                                                            Albarn says “I have been on my own dark journey while making this record and it led me to believe that a pure source might still exist.”

                                                                                            *send an email with Damon NPN in the subject for NPN option.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
                                                                                            The Cormorant
                                                                                            Royal Morning Blue
                                                                                            Combustion
                                                                                            Daft Wader
                                                                                            Darkness To Light
                                                                                            Esja
                                                                                            The Tower Of Montevideo
                                                                                            Giraffe Trumpet Sea
                                                                                            Polaris
                                                                                            Particles

                                                                                            Dennis Alcapone

                                                                                            Yeah Yeah Yeah - Mash Up The Dance

                                                                                              Dennis Alcapone, initially inspired by DJ U Roy, was soon to challenge his crown in the early part of the 70s releasing over 100 hit tunes. He could weave his vocal magic over any tune / rhythm that came his way and take it to another place. Alcapone began DJing (toasting) for the El Paso Hi–Fi Sound System around 1969. His first releases resulted from working with producer Keith Hudson, a succession of hits followed. Dennis moved camp to work with producer Duke Reid reworking some fresh ideas over classic Treasure Isle rhythms. He then went on to work with many top producers between 1970 - 1973, including Coxonne Dodd, Lee Perry, Sir JJ, Winston Riley, Joe Gibbs, Prince Buster all provided an outlet for his musical endeavours.

                                                                                              Another great relationship was his work for producer Bunny Lee, again scoring some big hits including, ‘Guns Don’t Argue’ and ‘Ripe Cherry’ the later adding a twist to Bunny’s massive hit of the time ‘Cherry Oh Baby’. Kingston Sounds have looked to this period in Dennis’s career where there is a wealth of great music.‘Go Deh’ (on Leroy Smart's ‘How Long’), ‘Eternal Life’ (Johnny Clarke’s version of Peter Tosh’s ‘Legalise It’) 'Steve Austin' (The Six Million Dollar Man tale over Leroy Smart’s ‘Pride and Ambition’), 'Wise Man From The East' (Johnny Clarke’s ‘You Have Caught Me Baby’), It Must Come (Delroy Wilson’s ‘Better Must Come’), 'Blessed Are The Meek' (Slim Smith’s ‘Blessed Are The Meek’) to name but a few. Dennis left Jamaica in 1973 just after being awarded the Cup for Best DJ by Swing magazine. With his signature shout of "Yeah Yeah Yeah!" you knew he was going to mash up the dance wherever his musical talents led him.


                                                                                              Dennis Alcapone

                                                                                              Guns Don't Argue

                                                                                                Cementing his reputation as the star toaster with the small but popular El Paso sound system, based in the Waltham Park area, Dennis Alcapone was one of the first deejays to rise to prominence following U Roy’s breakthrough in the late 1960s. Born Dennis Smith in the rural district of Culloden, he became immersed in sound system culture after settling in western Kingston. Once El Paso became big on the sound system circuit, dental technician-turned-producer Keith Hudson brought him into the studio for his debut recordings, which led to a debut album for Studio One and hit material for Duke Reid, some cut in concert with his deejay sparring partner, Lizzy. Alcapone’s longstanding links with Bunny Lee yielded the excellent "Guns Don’t Argue" album, first issued in 1972, on which the toaster raps with style over some of Lee’s all-time greatest rhythms, including Delroy Wilson’s "Better Must Come", John Holt’s "Left With A Broken Heart" and Slim Smith’s rendition of the Temptations’ soul classic "Ain’t Too Proud To Beg."

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1 Alcapone Guns Don't Argue
                                                                                                2 It Must Come
                                                                                                3 Too Proud To Beg
                                                                                                4 Everybody Needs Love
                                                                                                5 If It Don't Work Out
                                                                                                6 Teacher Teacher
                                                                                                7 Left With A Broken Heart
                                                                                                8 You Got What It Takes
                                                                                                9 World Wide Love
                                                                                                10 Someone Dancing With My Girl

                                                                                                Following the huge success of “Serious”, remixed by Michael Gray, we now dive into the enchanting world of “Joy & Pain,” a timeless masterpiece penned by the legendary Frankie Beverly of Maze fame. Performed by the brilliant Donna Allen and expertly remixed by the maestro himself, Dr Packer. With his trademark nu disco groove, Dr Packer unleashes an irresistible sonic force, propelling you into a realm where Donna effortlessly takes the reins with her divine R&B prowess. Together, they embark on an awe-inspiring journey, catapulting you into the very heart of dancefloor ecstasy. Dr Packer unveils a package of unparalleled excellence, breathing new life into this classic gem and ensuring its enduring legacy.

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Matt says: Dr Packers housifies Donna Allen's take on this classic Maze joint. Tastefully done, it'll surely be big a hit at Horse Meat Disco, Homoelectric, Supernature and all churches of the disco ball.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. Joy And Pain (Dr Packer Extended Main Mix)
                                                                                                2. Joy And Pain (Dr Packer Dubstrumental Mix)

                                                                                                Dot Allison

                                                                                                Consciousology

                                                                                                  Dot Allison returns with a new solo album, Consciousology. After over a decade away, the former One Dove singer and songwriter broke cover in 2021 with Heart-Shaped Scars and this new album follows just two years later, as she hits a purple patch of songwriting. It’s also her first full release for Sonic Cathedral after contributing to Mark Peters’ acclaimed Red Sunset Dreams last year.

                                                                                                  Consciousology finds multi-instrumentalist Dot joined by the London Contemporary Orchestra, her new labelmate Andy Bell from Ride, who plays guitar on two tracks, and Hannah Peel, who is responsible for some of the string arrangements with both the LCO and a stellar group of Scottish string players. It expands on the styles and themes of the previous album, all while pushing everything just that little bit further – the songs sound bigger, more avant-garde and experimental and, occasionally, properly out-there and psychedelic.

                                                                                                  “I wanted to make some albums that felt like a set, exploring love, what lies beyond the visible and how all these aspects dovetail together,” explains Dot. “I see Consciousology a more psych Heart-Shaped Scars with a far fuller, more immersive sound and so, in that sense, it’s a more wayward, bolder, rule-breaking partner.”

                                                                                                  Right from the eye-catching artwork by PJ Harvey collaborator Maria Mochnacz it definitely does not play it safe. It veers from the techno-played-as-folk of opener ‘Shyness Of Crowns’ and ‘220Hz’ and the Linda Perhacs-meets-The Velvet Underground chug of the first single ‘Unchanged’ to the Mercury Rev-style fantasia of ‘Bleached By The Sun’, the Brian Wilson-esque harmonies of ‘Moon Flowers’ and the kaleidoscopic colour trip of ‘Double Rainbow’. Elsewhere there are echoes of Desertshore-era Nico, Jack Nitzsche’s work with Neil Young, Karen Dalton and Anne Briggs before the relative simplicity of the Tim Hardin-inspired closer ‘Weeping Roses’. It’s a brilliant, breathtaking record.

                                                                                                  The title, which brings to mind Maureen Lipman’s classic 1980s BT adverts (“you get an ’ology, you’re a scientist!”) might feel playful and light-hearted at first, but has a much deeper meaning, and one which makes sense of the album’s dedication to its biggest influences: Dot’s musician mother and botanist father.

                                                                                                  “For me, it is an imagined voice of a conscious universe expressed through music,” explains Dot of the over-arching concept. “It’s a plea, an embrace, a longing, a last gasp, perhaps… imbued through the music, voice, harmony and a harmonic composition, with the lyrics taking an interest in the differing levels of consciousness apparent in all self-organising, natural systems.

                                                                                                  “It takes a less mechanistic, inanimate but more infinitely complex view of the nature of reality and how feelings of love and loss – and consciousness itself – are potentially less ‘molecular’ in nature and more electromagnetic.”

                                                                                                  The choice of instrumentation reflects this: there is a Theremin on two songs (played by Dorit Chrysler) because it works by generating electromagnetic fields around two antennae. “It uses fields that are beyond the reach of our senses, that lie outwith the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum,” says Dot. “To me, conceptually, this completely works with the ideas behind the album.”

                                                                                                  For ‘Double Rainbow’, she went one further and actually recorded the electrical activity in a plant which was then translated into pitch variations.

                                                                                                  “So, in effect, it has a guest performance from a botanical session player,” she laughs. “I placed a Brachyglottis Sunshine on top of the Steinway grand piano at the studio and recorded its ‘voice’ through a Neumann U67. It was pretty endearing and really moving to hear this translated into a melody.”

                                                                                                  ‘Double Rainbow’ was actually the starting point for the album; written at the same time as the songs on Heart-Shaped Scars, Dot felt it belonged somewhere else, and here it beds in perfectly alongside the similarly horticulturally inclined ‘Shyness Of Crowns’ (“the title relates to the behaviour of trees and how they socially distance at the crown of the woods”), ‘220Hz’ (“the frequency at which tree roots communicate beneath the ground in the ‘wood wide web’”) and ‘Mother Tree’ (inspired by Canadian scientist Suzanne Simard’s writings on the trees which act as central hubs for vast below-ground mycorrhizal networks.)

                                                                                                  Expanding on the theme, ‘Moon Flowers’ is about recognising “our synergistic place in the complex network of all life and to respect the living quantum systems we seem intent on continually interrupting”, while ‘Bleached By The Sun’ includes the lyric “in our roots there is soul, an innate empathy”. “It’s an appeal that can be construed as a love song,” says Dot, “but in my mind was what nature might say should nature be able to be heard.”

                                                                                                  ‘Unchanged’ is a love song, albeit one about “being in a process with someone where you love, lose and grieve the love-bond alone, while the other person appears to remain unchanged throughout”. It’s powerful and driving, the opposite of the closing track, ‘Weeping Roses’. Inspired by a tape gifted to Dot in the ’90s by the late Andrew Weatherall which included two songs by Tim Hardin (‘How Can We Hang On To A Dream’ and ‘If I Were A Carpenter’), it ends this majestic and mind-expanding album on a perfect note of intimate simplicity.


                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                  Barry says: Another unbelievably rich, impeccably conceived collection from Dot Allison, charting monolithic highs and subtle, downplayed lows in her own inimitable style. Veering on the edge of the avant garde, but staying within the boundaries of pop music, Allison's in top form here, and the LP and CD are both presented in a beautiful package too, what more could you want. Essential purchase.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  1. Shyness Of Crowns
                                                                                                  2. Unchanged
                                                                                                  3. Bleached By The Sun
                                                                                                  4. Moon Flowers
                                                                                                  5. 220Hz
                                                                                                  6. Double Rainbow
                                                                                                  7. Milk And Honey
                                                                                                  8. Mother Tree
                                                                                                  9. Weeping Roses

                                                                                                  David Allred

                                                                                                  The Cell

                                                                                                    Meant as a companion piece to The Transition, The Cell picks up where The Transition left off, with David continuing the search to find his place in the world. “The Cell is about warmly acknowledging the darkness in our individual lives as a strategic method of gaining a deeper understanding of how to move forward in a vastly dissonant world with optimism, harmony and light.”

                                                                                                    Opening with the title track, The Cell immediately draws us into David’s unique world of storytelling, displaying his peculiar skill of weaving feelings and characters with wandering melodies. The five-minute opener peaks with David’s emotional falsetto repeating “In the mind”, acting as an alarm call for himself and his surroundings. Lead track Nature’s Course finds David delving deeper into existential questions about the human condition and its relation to nature, set to a gentle, melancholy piano ballad.

                                                                                                    “Nature’s Course is a feeling pertaining to the way our subjective human experience is subconsciously directly related to the slow steady pace of nature and our ability to cope with our inner struggles accordingly” explains David.

                                                                                                    The Cell further cements David’s place among the American songwriting tradition, from the slow methodical spacey instrumental Mandatory Soul to the poetic solo piano number Family and the dense and continuous Lexington Hills. With each piece we are transported to David’s unusual but rich and textured little world.

                                                                                                    Hailing from Loomis, a small town outside of Sacramento, via Portland, Oregon – David worked as a sound engineer and session musician, featuring on multiple recordings by the likes of Birger Olsen, Brigid Mae Power, Brumes, The Beacon Sound Choir, Chantal Acda, Heather Woods Broderick, Jung Body, Masayoshi Fujita, and many more. He quickly found himself touring Europe with Peter, culminating in a Royal Festival Hall performance, and contributing the arresting voice and double bass piece Ahoy to the Erased Tapes 10th anniversary box set 1+1=X.

                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                    Barry says: They're becoming quite the collective this lot. With Allred recently collaborating with the splendid Peter Broderick, and he in turn collaborating with Chatal Acda and the superb Bridgid Mae Powers, the musical ouroboros continues to produce the goods. Allred is a hugely talented individual and clearly knows exactly how to accentuate his beautiful pieces with the help of some good pals. Lovely stuff.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1. The Cell
                                                                                                    2. Mandatory Soul
                                                                                                    3. Nature's Course
                                                                                                    4. Full Moon
                                                                                                    5. Fading Away
                                                                                                    6. Family
                                                                                                    7. Lexington Hills

                                                                                                    Hailing from Loomis, a small town outside of Sacramento, via Portland, Oregon – David worked as a sound engineer and session musician, featuring on multiple recordings by the likes of Birger Olsen, Brigid Mae Power, Brumes, The Beacon Sound Choir, Chantal Acda, Heather Woods Broderick, Jung Body, Masayoshi Fujita, and many more. He quickly found himself touring Europe with Peter, culminating in a Royal Festival Hall performance, and contributing the arresting voice and double bass piece Ahoy to the Erased Tapes 10th anniversary box set 1+1=X; only to return to where he started, Loomis, and finally write and record The Transition as his first full-length statement in just one month.

                                                                                                    “At 26 years old, I found myself back in the town where I grew up, feeling a bit like a failure for not “making it” out there in the years I spent living and working on my own. I picked up a job working in a retirement home, surrounded by those who are at the very end of their lives, and they’ve kept saying the same thing: that they had no idea life would happen that fast. So I decided to make an album inspired by my recent experiences and stories I heard through working with them,” he explains.

                                                                                                    With the release of The Transition, David Allred takes his place among the classic American songwriting tradition whilst revealing a peculiarity to his storytelling. Isolated and cut off from the outside world, David began unravelling his life and putting it on record. With a double bass in his bedroom and a piano in a church across the street, the stories started to unfold until a set of ten songs came to life. Vignettes and feelings from his own experiences, as well as characters he met along the way, inspired a rich tapestry of stories and melodies. Songs like the lead single The Garden show a maturity, depth and thoughtfulness beyond his years. Randy and Susan, a song about love, betrayal, greed and getting old, was made up from various stories David collected at his day job as a caretaker. It was written as a companion piece to Hey Stranger, “a poignant tale of a disappeared friend” (Mojo) from his collaborative release with Peter, and an attempt to make peace with this unresolved situation. 


                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1. Scoop Troop
                                                                                                    2. For Catherine E. Coulson
                                                                                                    3. Randy And Susan
                                                                                                    4. The Transition
                                                                                                    5. Impending Imperative Change
                                                                                                    6. The Garden
                                                                                                    7. The Mirror Of Time
                                                                                                    8. For The Penguins
                                                                                                    9. For Only All
                                                                                                    10. Poet Tree

                                                                                                    The new album from Italian duo Dressel Amorosi, comprising Federico Amorosi and Valerio Lombardozzi, is a fervent homage to the realm of Italian soundtracks and library music from the late '70s and early '80s. Navigating effortlessly through a spectrum of scenarios and atmospheres, it conjures up vivid images of action-packed sequences, wistful retro vibes, chic party scenes, and hair-raising horror chills.

                                                                                                    With a refined, contemporary flair, Spectrum celebrates early '80s cinema and its unmistakable aesthetics, steering clear of any trace of nostalgia. It weaves together elements of synth-pop, jazz-prog, electric fusion, and chill-funk across its seven compelling tracks, reimagining the past through a contemporary lens.

                                                                                                    Compared to their previous, strictly horror-themed album, here Dressel Amorosi broaden their musical and cinematic palette, adding ingredients from the giallo, sexy thriller, comedy, and crime genres.

                                                                                                    Their sonic exploration, too, strikes a delicate balance between the past and present. Federico Amorosi's basslines resonate with the distinctive timbre of a Rickenbacker 4003, its effects ranging from time-honored classics like the Mutron pedal to more modern marvels like the Darkglass, with a sprinkle of 'secret sauce' to ensure a signature sound. In addition, Valerio Lombardozzi's 'arsenal of machines' boasts iconic synthesizers such as the Roland Juno 106, the Korg MS 20, and the Farfisa Syntorchestra, which was a game-changer for an entire generation of Krautrock bands, including the early Tangerine Dream.

                                                                                                    Merging an array of moods and hues into a mesmerizing chromatic tapestry, Spectrum summons the essence of late '70s and early '80s Italian cinema, reminding us of the astonishing diversity, enduring iconography, and sonic identity that defined that era. The album's packaging, artwork and graphic layout intentionally channel the spirit of a classic library music LP from that period, or rather its deluxe version. The 650g hardcover sleeve, designed by specialist Eric Adrien Lee, is complemented on the back by descriptions of the atmospheres of each track, which back in the day were meant to guide music consultants and TV programmers in their selections.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1. Skipass
                                                                                                    2. Voxson
                                                                                                    3. Studio 70
                                                                                                    4. Killing
                                                                                                    5. Synthporn
                                                                                                    6. Blitz
                                                                                                    7. Redemption

                                                                                                    The first full release in 15 years from Dave Anderson. One half of Otomi (lauded by Carl Craig, Recloose, Chateau Flight) and also responsible for the “Stronghold” EP on Ferox, “Downstairs Groove” sees Anderson bring his smelt of Detroit, Chicago and Glasgow right up to date with four diverse but cohesive tracks.

                                                                                                    Ranging from minimal claustrophobic house of “Downstairs Groove” to dissociated spacey techno of “Distant Signal” on the A-side, then the B-side with the striking, melancholic strident house of “Edge Damage”, then closing with the bouncing elastic bassline of “Square Dance”.

                                                                                                    200 copies, hand-stamped and hand-numbered.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    A1. Downstairs Groove
                                                                                                    A2. Distant Signal
                                                                                                    B1. Edge Damage
                                                                                                    B2. Square Dance

                                                                                                    Alongside a brand new edits 12", Detroit superstar Andres drops a new EP for Beretta Music. Four. lush. deep house joints with his smooth signature drum loops and gloriously incidental melodies. Opener "Back In My Space" sets the scene beautifully with his casually swung drums creating a groove so delicious yet so effortless! The slower, funkier bounce of "Back To Nature" is also a particular highlight, while Airport Society aka Detroit duo of Brian Kage and Ryan Sadorus (who founded the label BerettaMusic) deliver an electrified remix of “Back in My Space”, accentuating the soulful elements, retaining the swing but switching up the sounds to suit their own unique, late night palette. 

                                                                                                    All tracks possess a speaker-tweakin' warmth, with all elements mixed to perfection and the bass frequencies sitting particularly nice. Mega stuff as per usual with Dez; who should probably be awarded some kind of award for his services to Akai's MPC sampler...  Highly recommended import copies that won't hang around long.

                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                    Matt says: Andres doin' what he does best - loose limbed, funky MPC jams brimming with summer soul! BBQ tackle SORTED.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    A1. Back In My Space
                                                                                                    A2. Don’t Be Fooled
                                                                                                    B1. Back In My Space (Airport Society Remix)
                                                                                                    B2. Back To Nature

                                                                                                    Diron Animal

                                                                                                    Alone

                                                                                                      The mighty Soundway Records keep their relentless release schedule right on wallet emptying track this week with the debut solo album from the ever-energetic Diron Animal, lead singer of the band Throes + The Shine. "Alone" offers infectiously rhythmic dance music from the Angolan streets, fusing electronic production with traditional music.  Born and raised in the Angolan ghetto of Cazenga, the now Portuguese-based instrumentalist’s new record is a melting pot of musical styles and cultures. “I come from tribal music” says Diron. “I had a traditional music group, then I moved to a Capoeira group where I was a main corrido and I played batuque. Around that time I also started introducing Hip Hop and Kuduro styles. Then I mixed Kuduro with Hip Hop and Kuduro with Rock. Now I am making music for all people and all ages.” With a foot firmly set in his ghetto roots, the album is a personal exploration: “Cazenga is a place where a lot of the Angolan dances were invented, where children roam around barefoot and have no food but can transform their struggles into creativity”, says Diron.
                                                                                                      This movement and struggle is at the core of the new record. Traditional African styles blended with Portugal’s frenetic electronic music style, culminate in a vibrant, energetic and rhythmic record that deals in both adversity and positivity. Furthermore, spell-binding rhythms, bass hooks and original lyrics abound, spanning Portuguese, Kimbundu and English. On “NCrazy”, he teams up with celebrated South African rapper Spoek Mathambo to portray life in the ghetto - a place where children may roam around barefoot and food is scarce - but where a positive attitude could be the difference between breaking free or not.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      Kema
                                                                                                      Ghetto Ghetto
                                                                                                      Love Family
                                                                                                      Oxala Kuanbote
                                                                                                      Don’t Stop
                                                                                                      Diculo
                                                                                                      Bitch My Love
                                                                                                      LM
                                                                                                      Help

                                                                                                      Dan armstrong makes the sort of widescreen ambient music that makes you sit up and listen, eagerly drawing in all the tentative synth swells and panned industrial churns. Opener, 'Alpha Wave' for example, is a growing swell of ambient synth churns joined by drawn-out long-envelope pads and reticent twinkling peaks. Though the echoic churn is a gritty analogue mono drone, the glimmering airy spikes glisten with a warm digital air, ofsetting the doomy drone behind.

                                                                                                      It's this sort of build-up and release that lend the key changes and slow seismic shifts further gravitas, with pieces like the stunning 'Epsilon Wave' providing a more rhythmic and dynamically forward juxtaposition, and relying upon a foundation of euphoric beats and repeated themes overlaid on top of each-other rather than the moody but hugely effective drone of earlier.

                                                                                                      Dan has crafted a beatiful album here, tastefully and unintrusively flickering between the more serene moments of rhythmic beauty and full-spectrum sonic walls of sound. 

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Alpha Wave 06:48
                                                                                                      2. Beta Wave 09:30
                                                                                                      3. Gamma Wave 08:33
                                                                                                      4. Delta Wave 07:15
                                                                                                      5. Epsilon Wave 09:15
                                                                                                      6. Zeta Wave 10:24
                                                                                                      7. Eta Wave 11:06

                                                                                                      Dayme Arocena

                                                                                                      Alkemi

                                                                                                        When Daymé decided to switch gears and record her fourth studio album in Puerto Rico with the iconic producer Eduardo Cabra (Calle 13), she never imagined that she would end up moving there.

                                                                                                        “From the moment I stepped foot on the island, I realized that I never wanted to leave,” says the 31 year-old Cuban singer/songwriter with a hearty laugh. “At the time, I had spent three years away from Cuba, living in Canada with my husband. I called and asked him to come over to Puerto Rico, and to please bring all my stuff. It wasn’t a conscious decision on my part. It was simply love at first sight.”

                                                                                                        Relying on instinct and intuition is how Daymé has managed her career since she burst on the international scene with 'Nueva Era,' her prodigious debut album, in 2015. Now, she has fully reinvented her sound with 'Al-Kemi,' a revolutionary – and transformative – fusion of neo soul singing, Afro-Caribbean beats and slick new millennium pop.

                                                                                                        The album is titled 'Al-Kemi' with the Yoruba word for alchemy. "It means the cosmovision of transformation," she explains. "It is mixing all the elements to achieve an unbeatable result, full of shine and light, like gold springing from the skin."

                                                                                                        From the cosmopolitan smoothness of lead single “Suave y Pegao” – an effortless fusion of jazz, bossa nova and urbano stylings with reggaeton star Rafa Pabön on guest vocals – to the smoldering neo-soul of “A Fuego Lento,” with Dominican singer Vicente García, Daymé’s latest album relies on sacred formats of the past but rearranges them in a conscious quest to redraw the very definition of what Latin pop is supposed to sound like.

                                                                                                        “It was definitely a team effort,” she reflects from her new home in San Juan. “Flexibility may well be my biggest virtue. I’m always open to every possible suggestion when it comes to making things better. My piano player, Jorge Luis "Yoyi" Lagarza, and I worked on the demos with the rest of my band. Then with Eduardo Cabra’s direction, we enlisted musicians from all over the Caribbean – Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic. Everybody added their energy and coloring.”

                                                                                                        It was Daymé’s piano player who originally suggested she contact Eduardo Cabra known for combining commercial aptitude with a refined sense of craftsmanship. Not only did Cabra accept the singer’s offer, but he also invited her to stay at his home during the four months when they recorded 'Al-Kemi' in his Puerto Rico studio.

                                                                                                        “I had no idea that he was familiar with my music,” she enthuses. “Eduardo has been in the industry for a long time, and he comes from a world that is more global and commercial than mine. He was the ideal candidate for this project, but I initially didn’t know if he would understand the social, psychological and personal complexities of the message that I wanted to express.”

                                                                                                        “Daymé is one of the most talented musicians that I’ve ever worked with,” says Cabra. “Working together was a joy, because she knew exactly the kind of fusion that she was going for: a cross between her Afro-Cuban roots – which clearly are strong on this album – with the more contemporary vein of analogue synths, samples and a bit of electronica. We wanted both worlds to communicate, to be both respectful and disrespectful to the ancestral colors. I feel comfortable with both, and even Calle 13 walked the two paths. This is also the album where Daymé opened up to the Caribbean at large. Her understanding of harmony and her performance skills are out of this world.”

                                                                                                        Born in Havana in 1992, Daymé grew up immersed in Afro-Cuban folk, but also listening to cassette tapes of Sade Adu, her father’s favorite singer. She was identified as a prodigious talent at only 8 years old and soon started studying music. After studying at the prestigious Amadeo Roldán conservatory, she became co-founder and band member of the Cuban-Canadian jazz collective Maqueque in 2017. With the collective, she launched several international tours and earned a GRAMMY nomination.

                                                                                                        “In Cuba, the emphasis on technique is exacerbated,” Daymé explains. "At the same time, opportunities are scarce on the island. A career in music provides a potential for escape, which is why the competitiveness is off the charts.”

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        1. Que Se Lo Lleve El Mar
                                                                                                        2. Por Ti
                                                                                                        3. Suave Y Pegao (feat. Rafa Pabön)
                                                                                                        4. Coda
                                                                                                        5. American Boy
                                                                                                        6. A Fuego Lento (feat. Vicente Garcia)
                                                                                                        7. El Amor La Esperanza
                                                                                                        8. Cómo Vivir Por Él
                                                                                                        9. I Rather
                                                                                                        10. Die And Live Again 

                                                                                                        Dorothy Ashby

                                                                                                        The Rubáiyát Of Dorothy Ashby - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                          Released on the Cadet label in 1970, this album’s wondrous mix of spiritual and funky jazz and unique instrumentation defy categorization. Harpist Ashby adds the koto, a 13-stringed Japanese instrument to her arsenal, and her long-time arranger Richard Evans blends flutes, vibraphone, oboe, kalimba and Ashby’s own vocals into a singular and soul-affirming set.

                                                                                                          This Verve By Request title is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Third Man in Detroit. 

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          1. Myself When Young (Side A)
                                                                                                          2. For Some We Loved (Side A)
                                                                                                          3. Wax And Wane (Side A)
                                                                                                          4. Drink (Side A)
                                                                                                          5. Wine (Side A)
                                                                                                          6. Dust (Side B)
                                                                                                          7. Joyful Grass And Grape (Side B)
                                                                                                          8. Shadow Shapes (Side B)
                                                                                                          9. Heaven And Hell (Side B)
                                                                                                          10. The Moving Finger (Side B)

                                                                                                          Dorothy Ashby

                                                                                                          With Strings Attached

                                                                                                            New Land are proud to present the first multi-disc box set from one of the most overlooked artists in Jazz history: Dorothy Ashby. The 6 LPs contained within this lavish box-set will give long overdue retrospection to her early works from 1957 to 1965, a period that found her represented by some of Jazz music’s most important record labels; Regent, Prestige, Jazzland, Argo and Atlantic. The Jazz Harpist, Hip Harp w/ Frank Wess, In A Minor Groove w/ Frank Wess, Soft Winds: The Swinging Harp Of Dorothy Ashby, Dorothy Ashby and The Fantastic Harp Of Dorothy Ashby have been officially licensed with the full support of the Dorothy Ashby estate.

                                                                                                            All albums were remastered and lacquers cut by the exceptional Kevin Gray directly from the original analog tapes except The Jazz Harpist and Dorothy Ashby from which the original tapes have unfortunately been lost. Manufacturing has been handled by Pallas and all albums have been pressed on 180gm black vinyl and housed inside thick reverse-board sleeves.

                                                                                                            At the centre of this package is a 44-page book featuring a foreword from Grammy nominated harpist Brandee Younger. Impassioned and deeply researched liner notes by Shannon J. Effinger provide historical context to Dorothy’s life, offering the most in-depth piece of writing ever committed to print on Dorothy as well as interviews with those that knew her best. 

                                                                                                            Dan Auerbach

                                                                                                            Keep It Hid - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                              Keep It Hid was originally recorded by Auerbach as he was building his first home studio in Akron, Ohio - a precursor to his Easy Eye Sound Studio in Nashville, where Auerbach now records and produces most of the label’s current releases. Inspired by trips to many of his all-time favorite rooms - from Suma Recording in Cleveland to Robin Hood in Texas to Toe Rag in London - Auerbach discovered a passion for studio work that remains at the center of his musical world nearly fifteen years on. Also tapping into his love of record-collecting and crate-digging more than ever before, Keep It Hid was inspired by forgotten 60s psych rock, obscure British power-pop, bluegrass family bands and even the lyricism of his own father, Chuck Auerbach (Dan would go onto produce Chuck’s debut album, Remember Me, in 2018). Another major influence was Dr. John's acid-voodoo classic Gris-Gris, one of Auerbach’s heroes that he would go on to produce just a few years later. The resulting collection spans from echo-laden garage rock ("Heartbroken, In Disrepair") and fuzz-scarred blues ("The Prowl") to haunted Southern soul ("Real Desire") and bittersweet-country comfort ("When The Night Comes"). The album was hailed as “intimate and thrilling” by NPR’s Fresh Air upon its original release, with reviewer Ken Tucker adding it “sounds like a clearing of the throat and mind.”

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              1. Trouble Weighs A Ton
                                                                                                              2. I Want Some More
                                                                                                              3. Heartbroken, In Disrepair
                                                                                                              4. Because I Should
                                                                                                              5. Whispered Words (Pretty Lies)
                                                                                                              6. Real Desire
                                                                                                              7. When The Night Comes
                                                                                                              8. Mean Monsoon
                                                                                                              9. The Prowl
                                                                                                              10. Keep It Hid
                                                                                                              11. My Last Mistake
                                                                                                              12. When I Left The Room
                                                                                                              13. Street Walkin’
                                                                                                              14. Goin’ Home 

                                                                                                              David August

                                                                                                              D'Angelo

                                                                                                                Fusing laidback pop sensibility with moody cinematographic soundscapes, David’s newest album D’ANGELO is the sound of a young artist getting in touch with their roots, exploring new landscapes and freeing inhibitions. Where he channelled this journey into ambience on DCXXXIX A.C. – his debut on his own label, 99CHANTS - D’ANGELO has David deconstructing pop atmospheres while in search of his past and reforming them into something deeply moving.

                                                                                                                He admits that while his strongest emotions have their roots in his formative years, growing up in the picturesque mountain town of Palestrina outside Rome, he never used those emotions creatively, keeping them private until now. “I had never tried to have a dialogue with myself within the music that I was making,” he explains. “Suddenly there were all these questions about identity, my childhood, and an obsession with truth. Although I was scared to confront these questions – when in your life could you fully answer them? – I had to at least approach them to keep creating.”

                                                                                                                D’ANGELO’s spiritual inspiration is rooted in Italy’s rich and complex artistic history, and how certain artists broke boundaries, such as Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, who mastered the art of polyphonic and counterpointed composition during the Renaissance. “I looked at the Italian culture I grew up with, that has always been present since I was a kid.” He says. “I had to start with a deeper study of these artists, composers, and writers who formed the cultural and emotional bonds I feel towards Italy.”

                                                                                                                Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio painted the realities of the streets over the ideals of the heavens, taking those who blended into the background of the streets and painting them as saints, as figures of ideation. “Caravaggio was a leading inspiration throughout this process. He was someone I looked up to all the time and had so much respect for; someone who was always trying to picture the implacable reality, and not compromising. Having his paintings on one screen – and my DAW on the other – was one part of the process. It was an attempt to soundtrack his art – his reality – in real time.”

                                                                                                                D’ANGELO is an impassioned, melancholic album that exists in a space that is not easy to translate into words…but do the words always matter?

                                                                                                                David August

                                                                                                                D'Angelo

                                                                                                                  Fusing laidback pop sensibility with moody cinematographic soundscapes, David’s newest album D’ANGELO is the sound of a young artist getting in touch with their roots, exploring new landscapes and freeing inhibitions. Where he channelled this journey into ambience on DCXXXIX A.C. – his debut on his own label, 99CHANTS - D’ANGELO has David deconstructing pop atmospheres while in search of his past and reforming them into something deeply moving.

                                                                                                                  He admits that while his strongest emotions have their roots in his formative years, growing up in the picturesque mountain town of Palestrina outside Rome, he never used those emotions creatively, keeping them private until now. “I had never tried to have a dialogue with myself within the music that I was making,” he explains. “Suddenly there were all these questions about identity, my childhood, and an obsession with truth. Although I was scared to confront these questions – when in your life could you fully answer them? – I had to at least approach them to keep creating.”

                                                                                                                  D’ANGELO’s spiritual inspiration is rooted in Italy’s rich and complex artistic history, and how certain artists broke boundaries, such as Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, who mastered the art of polyphonic and counterpointed composition during the Renaissance. “I looked at the Italian culture I grew up with, that has always been present since I was a kid.” He says. “I had to start with a deeper study of these artists, composers, and writers who formed the cultural and emotional bonds I feel towards Italy.”

                                                                                                                  Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio painted the realities of the streets over the ideals of the heavens, taking those who blended into the background of the streets and painting them as saints, as figures of ideation. “Caravaggio was a leading inspiration throughout this process. He was someone I looked up to all the time and had so much respect for; someone who was always trying to picture the implacable reality, and not compromising. Having his paintings on one screen – and my DAW on the other – was one part of the process. It was an attempt to soundtrack his art – his reality – in real time.”

                                                                                                                  D’ANGELO is an impassioned, melancholic album that exists in a space that is not easy to translate into words…but do the words always matter?

                                                                                                                  Daniel Avery + Alessandro Cortini

                                                                                                                  Illusion Of Time

                                                                                                                    Renowned UK producer Daniel Avery and acclaimed experimental musician and Nine Inch Nails synth artist Alessandro Cortini release their debut full-length collaboration, ‘Illusion Of Time’, on Avery's long time home Phantasy Sound.

                                                                                                                    Beginning as a collaborative experiment before the pair had even met, Avery and Cortini then worked remotely and free of concept or deadline over several years. The result, finally completed when both artists were touring with Nine Inch Nails in 2018, is a quietly powerful album rooted in trust, process and experimentation.

                                                                                                                    “It was very much a shared process,” notes Avery. “I would like to credit Alessandro with his belief that music has a life of its own, as well as the importance he places on the first take... That even something that may be considered out-of-step by some should be respected. Some of the tracks were borne simply out of a tiny synth part, or a bit of tape hiss that we had recorded. And that approach taught me a lot. It’s a record that’s been worked on hard, but not laboured over.”

                                                                                                                    “I was a big fan of Daniel’s, and his work always spoke to me in a certain way,’’ explains Cortini. “Then, when we started working together, it just clicked. It’s very hard to explain, but I can always hear the love in his work, and that is true on this record. After our first collaboration, we just kept sending each other music and maintaining that dialogue. Next thing you know, we’re sitting in a hotel room in New York and had finished the record in three hours.”

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    Sun
                                                                                                                    Illusion Of Time
                                                                                                                    CC Pad
                                                                                                                    Space Channel
                                                                                                                    Inside The Ruins
                                                                                                                    At First Sight
                                                                                                                    Interrupted By The Cloud of Light
                                                                                                                    Enter Exit
                                                                                                                    Water
                                                                                                                    Stills

                                                                                                                    Daniel Avery

                                                                                                                    Drone Logic - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                      The 12 track album was written and produced since the turn of 2013 and mixed with Erol Alkan at 'The Phantasy Sound', the label’s own studio in London. A difficult trick to master but like Carl Craig’s ‘More Songs About Food And Revolutionary Art', Plastikman’s ‘Consumed’ or more recently the work of Four Tet, the album works as a cohesive whole rather than a disparate collection of tracks. Innovative and forward thinking, Drone Logic manages to draw influences from beyond the dancefloor via My Bloody Valentine, NEU! and Chris Carter while still having the techno pulse to scale the walls of any club. The wide array of plaudits and early adopters of Avery’s music is proof of this, ranging from acid house legends like The Chemical Brothers, Andrew Weatherall and Richie Hawtin to the best of the new breed in Maya Jane Coles, James Holden and Factory Floor.

                                                                                                                      “The one thing I knew was that I wanted this record to be a trip. All my favourite artists and DJs, they take the audience with them when they play; people lock into their world for a few hours and can’t easily step out again. You’re with them for the ride. When I go out, I want to give myself up to music. That was the idea for the album.”

                                                                                                                      If the main motivation whilst making Drone Logic was to take the listener on a hi-fidelity trip for the duration of his debut album, then Daniel Avery has emphatically succeeded. From Water Jump’s hypnotic pulse and punch through to the crystalline click of closer Knowing We’ll Be Here via the title track’s elemental acid swirl and New Energy’s take on Neon Lights relocated to a post-midnight cab ride through London, Avery’s debut pushes and pulls at the senses and blurs the boundaries between dancefloor and home listening experience. 


                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      A1. Waterjump
                                                                                                                      A2. Freefloating
                                                                                                                      A3. Naive Response
                                                                                                                      B1. Drone Logic
                                                                                                                      B2. These Nights Never End
                                                                                                                      B3. Platform Zero
                                                                                                                      C1. Need Electric
                                                                                                                      C2. All I Need
                                                                                                                      C3. Spring 27
                                                                                                                      D1. Simulrec
                                                                                                                      D2. No Energy
                                                                                                                      D3. Knowing We'll Be There

                                                                                                                      Love + Light arrives unexpectedly, following Avery’s recent collaborations with Alessandro Cortini on the critically acclaimed Illusion of Time LP (“a record that suggests Godspeed You! Black Emperor in drone mode, reimagining Music For Airports as if the runways were covered in gravel and air traffic control was on strike,” said Loud & Quiet, while Q hailed it “lush mood music to get lost in”) and alongside Roman Flügel under the alias of Noun. Avery’s previous solo album Song For Alpha was released in 2018 to similar acclaim.

                                                                                                                      Avery shares, “This record has been a real positive force of energy in my life, to the point where it almost formed itself in front of me. In that same spirit, I wanted to share it with you now, as soon as it was finished. As I started to collect the pieces together, it was apparent that the album would be split into two distinct halves but halves that were inexorably tied together. One could not have existed without the other. Music has always been a source of personal strength for me yet I remain fascinated by the power it can possess of its own volition. Releasing the record in this way, just a couple of weeks after the final note had fallen, felt like a decision made by an outside force yet one I agreed with entirely. Stay safe, friends and I’ll see you on the other side soon. DA xxx”

                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                      Barry says: You only need to stop paying attention for a few short months (since Avery's stunning LP with Allesandro Cortini), and Daniel Avery surprises us with exactly the sound we need to bring us through the cold winter months. Glacial atmospherics mix perfectly with warm saturated synth lines and euphoric pads. Classic Avery and as ever, essential.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      CD
                                                                                                                      London Island
                                                                                                                      Dusting For Smoke
                                                                                                                      Dream Distortion
                                                                                                                      Katana
                                                                                                                      Darlinnn
                                                                                                                      Depth Wish
                                                                                                                      Searing Light, Forward
                                                                                                                      Motion
                                                                                                                      Infinite Future
                                                                                                                      After The Fire
                                                                                                                      Into The Arms Of Stillness
                                                                                                                      Fuzzwar
                                                                                                                      Pure Life
                                                                                                                      A Story In E5
                                                                                                                      One More Morning

                                                                                                                      LP
                                                                                                                      London Island
                                                                                                                      Dusting For Smoke
                                                                                                                      Depth Wish
                                                                                                                      Searing Light, Forward
                                                                                                                      Motion
                                                                                                                      Infinite Future
                                                                                                                      After The Fire
                                                                                                                      Into The Arms Of Stillness
                                                                                                                      Fuzwar
                                                                                                                      Pure Life
                                                                                                                      A Story In E5
                                                                                                                      One More Morning

                                                                                                                      Five years after his critically acclaimed debut Drone Logic, London-based producer Daniel Avery announces his highly anticipated second album Song For Alpha, set for release on March 9th 2018 through Phantasy. The album is preceded on January 19th by a 4-track limited edition 12” vinyl EP titled Slow Fade.

                                                                                                                      The new long player, on which the track ‘Slow Fade’ will appear, follows 2013’s incendiary debut Drone Logic. Upon its release the latter was called “A mesmerising debut" by Mixmag, “Exceptional” by the Times and "A benchmark for so many other dance albums to aspire to" by Dummy, while Pitchfork proclaimed “Avery owns this space.” “Underground dance music with this sort of ambition hasn’t been heard in quite a while", noted Resident Advisor, and Q hailed  "The arrival of a new left­field dance superstar."

                                                                                                                      In the years since, Avery has helmed a DJ-Kicks mix CD, resided over a monthly radio show for NTS Live, curated an extensive remix compilation and collaborated on a series of side-projects including a recent collaboration with Nine Inch Nails synth specialist Alessandro Cortini; he has toured relentlessly, cementing a reputation as one of the defining techno DJs of the decade. He has also worked studiously on what he wanted to say next as a producer. 

                                                                                                                      With newfound energy and time to develop, Avery’s sonic vocabulary has expanded. Here, the booming sound of the big room is brilliantly countered by the music of the small hours. Where celestial ambient lullabies ‘First Light’ and ‘Days From Now’ sit perfectly next to the mesmeric techno assault of ‘Diminuendo’ and ‘Sensation’; where both ‘Projector’ and ‘Clear’ evoke early rave records, only ones engulfed by waves of beautiful cyclonic distortion. William Basinski, Warp’s Artificial Intelligence, Brian Eno plus his own excursions with Alessandro Cortini all serve as touchstones for a record that sees Avery take his signature psychedelic-electronic sound to new dimensions, a sound that plays to the head as much as the body.


                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                      Barry says: Delicately presented electroacoustic compositions, supported with a finely honed backbone of melodic suggestion and hypnotic rhythmic pulse, Avery once again proves he is one of the masters of his craft.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      First Light
                                                                                                                      Stereo L
                                                                                                                      Projector
                                                                                                                      TBW17
                                                                                                                      Sensation
                                                                                                                      Citizen // Nowhere
                                                                                                                      Clear
                                                                                                                      Diminuendo
                                                                                                                      Days From Now
                                                                                                                      Embers
                                                                                                                      Slow Fade
                                                                                                                      Glitter
                                                                                                                      Endnote
                                                                                                                      Quick Eternity

                                                                                                                      Daniel Avery

                                                                                                                      Together In Static

                                                                                                                        With his now sold out, seated and socially distanced live show Together In Static set to take place at London’s recently restored Hackney Church on 29th May across two sittings, matinee and evening, Daniel Avery announces an 11-track album of the same name, comprised of music created exclusively for the performance.

                                                                                                                        The London-based artist and producer also announces a live stream from the church on 27th May, allowing more fans to experience the immersive performance of previously unheard music combined with the refined and creatively ambitious production Avery has become renowned for. ‘As with many things this past year, the project took on a power and a life of its own right in front of me,’ he explains. ‘The original idea was to simply play a couple of intimate gigs at Hackney Church during the last lockdown. I started to make music specifically for the shows yet, as plans continued to shift, I fell deeper into the waves. I considered a 12’ or an EP but by the time I came up for air, I realised I had a complete record I wanted to share. I feel it’s some of my best work and I’m gassed for you all to hear it.’

                                                                                                                        “Together in Static” comes almost a year to the day after Avery’s surprise third studio album “Love + Light”, released last June in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. Where his previous record was hailed by NME as ‘a heartfelt eulogy for the hedonism we’re missing this summer,’ hope and expectation course through the new album. There is joy in communion, and change is coming.


                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                        Sil says: A live performance specially written and performed during the madness of the last 18 months gets a nice vinyl release for anyone who couldn't witness it live. I love Daniel Avery so this is a must-listen for me.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                                                        Crystal Eyes
                                                                                                                        Yesterday Faded
                                                                                                                        Nowhere Sound
                                                                                                                        The Pursuit Of Joy
                                                                                                                        Fountain Of Peace

                                                                                                                        Side B
                                                                                                                        Together In Static
                                                                                                                        A Life That Is Your Own
                                                                                                                        Hazel And Gold
                                                                                                                        Endless Hours
                                                                                                                        The Midnight Sun

                                                                                                                        Daniel Avery

                                                                                                                        Ultra Truth

                                                                                                                          “I’m in the middle of something I can’t wake up from. And you’re part of it” - Ache Ultra Truth finds me in a very different place to where I’ve been before. My previous albums have all focused on the idea of music being an escape or a distraction from the world but that’s not the case this time. For me this album is about looking directly into the fire, not running away from it. There’s a way through but it involves keeping the important people in your life close to you and navigating the darkness together. This is an intentionally heavy and dense album, the edges frayed by flames. There are hooks but finding them all requires effort from the listener. I want to be incredibly clear that this is not a club album made by a DJ - I couldn’t feel further away from that description right now. I’m no longer dealing in a misty-eyed euphoria. Ultra Truth is a distorted fever dream of a record: noisy, determined and alive. 

                                                                                                                          David Lynch, Nine Inch Nails, Bjork, David Fincher, Silent Hill, Wu-Tang, Chris Cunningham, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Deftones, Portishead, Massive Attack, Silent Hill, Hype Williams, Smashing Pumpkins, Kid A….

                                                                                                                          There’s a running theme through all of these influences, something that could crudely described as futuristic gothic noir. It all has a dark, often aggressive edge to it but, importantly, it all has a certain swagger that I was so captivated by in my younger years. That’s where the power lies: it says “this is a leftfield corner of culture but there’s a place here for you here if you want it.” That’s what I felt as a teenager and something I’m carrying through with Ultra Truth. A walk through the darkness together. In every way possible, I’d like to position this album in the world of artists and bands, well away from nightclubs.

                                                                                                                          “Beyond the silent shadow Under the weight of a collapsing sky Close your eyes, and look to the light”

                                                                                                                          - Ultra Truth

                                                                                                                          This is the first time I’ve brought together so many people to join me on the journey and each guest plays a crucial role. I’ve always loved Marie Davidson’s punk approach so she was an obvious choice to open the album; Kelly Lee Owens returns, ten years after being the voice of Drone Logic and now a bona fide superstar in her own right; HAAi is an amazing friend and supernova artist whose beautiful singing voice I’m incredibly proud to feature twice on the record; Matty Healy is a figure I feel isn’t afraid to publicly look into the darkness himself, despite being a huge pop star; Sherelle is probably the most exciting DJ in the world right now and someone who does things entirely on her own terms; Jonnine is the singer from HTRK, one of my favourite bands of all time - having her on Only feels like a dream; James Massiah is a poet whose words feel like they shake the floor when spoken - I needed someone to finish the record with that weight; AK Paul is a soulful force of nature in the studio and the track Ache is just one of the things we’ve been working on; James Greenwood aka Ghost Culture has been my writing/studio partner for over ten years and I’ve always wanted to get his saxophone playing on a track; Manni Dee’s inimitable, burning touch can be felt on literally every second of the record as can that of mixing genius Marta Salogni. This is a collective effort throughout.

                                                                                                                          “The reprise of promise is here Fresh with broken haze Atop the Shadow Mountain Burns the fire of better days”

                                                                                                                          - Chaos Energy

                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                          Barry says: 'Ultra Truth' takes all of Avery's melodic expertise and subverts it beneath a crashing wave of shuddering percussion and sidechained pads. It's like some of Alessandro Cortini's fractured synth gloom rubbed off on Avery after their superb collaborative LP from 2020, and it's a wonderful divergence. Uncompromising and wholly mesmerising.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          New Faith
                                                                                                                          Ultra Truth
                                                                                                                          Wall Of Sleep
                                                                                                                          The Slow Bullet
                                                                                                                          Devotion
                                                                                                                          Only
                                                                                                                          Spider
                                                                                                                          Near Perfect
                                                                                                                          Higher
                                                                                                                          Ache
                                                                                                                          Collapsing Sky
                                                                                                                          Lone Swordsman
                                                                                                                          Overflowing With Escape
                                                                                                                          Chaos Energy
                                                                                                                          Heavy Rain
                                                                                                                          Trip (vinyl Only)
                                                                                                                          Time Takes A While (cd Only)
                                                                                                                          Out Of Silence (cassette Only)

                                                                                                                          Daniel Avery

                                                                                                                          Wonderland / Running

                                                                                                                            “I will never stop saying this: fabric means the world to me. After being entrusted to regularly warm up Room 1 at the very twilight of my career, I was offered the chance by our dearly departed brother Shaun Roberts to mix the FABRICLIVE CD in 2012, long before a soul knew of my existence as an artist. It propelled me into the clubbing orbit as a DJ who was able to lean on leftfield sounds; the kind of opportunity that continues to make my head spin. After the release of my debut album ‘Drone Logic’, in 2014 the club asked me to curate my own night, specifying that it cover all corners of my musical sky. I called it Divided Love.

                                                                                                                            “Today I am gassed to watch as another circle completes itself, ten years on, as Divided Love returns to fabric and, alongside it, a 12” released on fabric Originals. The two-tracker, as with every club record I ever make in fact, has Room 1 coursing through its veins. I know that room like the back of my hand and this is how the room sounds in my skull.” - Daniel Avery

                                                                                                                            The second release by fabric Originals for fabric’s 25 year anniversary celebrations.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            Daniel Avery - Wonderland [fabric Originals]
                                                                                                                            Daniel Avery - Running [fabric Originals] 

                                                                                                                            David Axelrod

                                                                                                                            Heavy Axe - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                              Legendary composer & producer David Axelrod’s solo album Heavy Axe is a jazz-rock opus that encapsulated the preeminent sound of the of the mid ‘70s. With a little help from legendary players like Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Cannonball Adderley and George Duke, Heavy Axe crisscrosses between lush funk sounds and full, round low end and majestic orchestral flourishes that made Axelrod’s sonic realm a goldmine for sample-hungry hip-hop beatmakers from the ‘90s until today.

                                                                                                                              This 180-gram reissue of Heavy Axe was cut from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray and pressed at RTI, and comes packaged in a tip-on jacket. 

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              Side A
                                                                                                                              1. Get Up Off Your Knees
                                                                                                                              2. Cast Your Fate To The Wind
                                                                                                                              3. You're So Vain
                                                                                                                              4. My Family
                                                                                                                              Side B
                                                                                                                              1. Mucho Chupar
                                                                                                                              2. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
                                                                                                                              3. It Ain't For You
                                                                                                                              4. Everything Counts

                                                                                                                              All too often, rare records suck ass. Yeah they're rare, and only wotzizname from wherever the fuck has a copy, but they tend to be average variations of well known jams, with their scarcity merely a novelty.

                                                                                                                              But then there are records like this, popping up out of nowhere only to blow your musically obsessed mind! From a quick scan of the centre label, you'd be forgiven for thinking this is your standard Chicago acid track, desireable only for the posibility of a few motivational spoken word cuts. When you whack the platter on the player however, you experience something very different indeed. A spiritual journey through cosmic keys and subtle percussion, which vibrates at your very core, enriching your soul with every passing moment.

                                                                                                                              Frustrated at her students' lack of cultural awareness, Miami-Dade public school teacher Dr Mary Sullivan Bain recorded ‘Do You Know Black History’ in 1985, self releasing it as a single for educational purposes. Original copies didn't make it much much further than Florida’s public school libraries and the record has been shrouded in mystery up until now. Produced with no label constraints, this cross-genre grail sits comfortably in many boxes... 808’s, bass synths, deep chords, live percussion and effects dubbed into the mix. The production leans towards the electronic diy framework that informed the local sound on the Miami south side. The vocal side offers an inspirational account of Black history, full of passion and pain, while the instrumental side strolls through outer space and Ibizan sunset, sounding exactly like the kind of sublime ambient cut you'd find on a battered old Café del Mar. Reissued officially for the first time ever by Backatcha, this is a total one of a kind.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              A. Do You Know Black History
                                                                                                                              B. Do You Know Black History (Instrumental)

                                                                                                                              Devendra Banhart was born in Houston, Texas, and moved with his mother to her native Caracas, Venezuela, when his parents separated. The family relocated to Los Angeles during his teenage years; it was there that he learned to speak English, skateboard, and play music. Banhart first began to perform in public while attending the San Francisco Art Institute. He has since lived in New York City, Paris, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, where he currently resides.

                                                                                                                              Banhart first attracted international notice with his 2002 debut album, Oh Me Oh My… The Way the Day Goes By the Sun Is Setting Dogs Are Dreaming Lovesongs of the Christmas Spirit – a collection of recordings he had made for himself. Subsequent albums include Rejoicing in the Hands (2004), Niño Rojo (2004), Cripple Crow (2005), and Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon (2007), and What Will We Be (2009). Mala, his Nonesuch debut, was described by Q as a ‘career-best’ and by the Wall Street Journal as his ‘most concise, hushed and winsome effort to date’. Banhart has collaborated with fellow musicians including Anohni (formerly known as Antony) and the Johnsons, Beck, Vashti Bunyan, Os Mutantes, and Vetiver. He also has performed with both Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso, and was part of a David Byrne–curated concert at Carnegie Hall.

                                                                                                                              An accomplished visual artist, Banhart’s distinctive, minutely inked, often enigmatic drawings have appeared in galleries all over the world, including the Art Basel Contemporary Art Fair in Miami; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels; and Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2015 Prestel published I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street, a collection of his of drawings, paintings, and mixed media pieces. He has created the cover art for most of his records, and in 2010 his artwork and packaging for What Will We Be was nominated for a Grammy.

                                                                                                                              Ape in Pink Marble, Devendra Banhart’s ninth album, was written, produced, arranged, and recorded in Los Angeles by the singer/songwriter/guitarist with his longtime collaborators Noah Georgeson and Josiah Steinbrick, both of whom also worked on Banhart’s most recent album, Mala (2013). 




                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. Middle Names
                                                                                                                              2. Good Time Charlie
                                                                                                                              3. Jon Lends A Hand
                                                                                                                              4. Mara
                                                                                                                              5. Fancy Man
                                                                                                                              6. Fig In Leather
                                                                                                                              7. Theme For A Taiwanese Woman In Lime Green
                                                                                                                              8. Souvenirs
                                                                                                                              9. Mourner’s Dance
                                                                                                                              10. Saturday Night
                                                                                                                              11. Linda
                                                                                                                              12. Lucky
                                                                                                                              13. Celebration

                                                                                                                              Devendra Banhart & Noah Georgeson

                                                                                                                              Refuge

                                                                                                                                Last spring, Devendra Banhart and Noah Georgeson started to make a record that was like nothing they had made before — an ambient album that would be both a haven from a suddenly terrified world and a heartfelt musical dialogue between two artists who have been friends and collaborators for over two decades. Refuge is an album of profound meditative beauty which offers the listener a much-needed sense of peace and renewal. But while it was recorded in 2020 its roots go back much further — all the way to the start of their friendship and, beyond that, to the shared sounds and ethics of their childhoods.

                                                                                                                                Devendra grew up in Venezuela while Noah, six years older, is a native of Nevada City, California. But as they got to know each other, they realised that they had a similar history in the New Age subculture of the 1980s: a world of meditation, Eastern music, the Bhagavad Gita and The Whole Earth Catalog. Childhood memories were coloured by the aromas of health food stores and the sound of New Age labels like Windham Hill Records. Noah, whose production and mixing credits include Joanna Newsom and the Strokes, came on board as co-producer of Devendra’s 2005 album Cripple Crow and they have been working together ever since.

                                                                                                                                It was while making Devendra’s 2019 album Ma that the pair finally decided to make their ambient record. Despite complicating logistics, 2020 created an emotional craving for music with this contemplative, therapeutic quality. Inspired by both memories of the past and the needs of the present, Refuge is an act of companionship and generosity which gives the listener room to breathe. “We’re hoping to create a sense of comfort and coming back to the moment,” Devendra says. “It’s really important to have a little bit of space between us and our anxieties and impulses. What you do with that space is up to you.” Dorian Lynskey May 2021

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                SIDE A: 
                                                                                                                                1. Book Of Bringhi
                                                                                                                                2. A Cat
                                                                                                                                3. Rise From Your Wave
                                                                                                                                4. Peloponnese Lament

                                                                                                                                SIDE B:
                                                                                                                                5. In A Cistern
                                                                                                                                6. Into Clouds
                                                                                                                                7. For Em

                                                                                                                                SIDE C: 
                                                                                                                                8. Three Gates
                                                                                                                                9. Horn In Deep Night
                                                                                                                                10. Sky Burial

                                                                                                                                SIDE D:
                                                                                                                                11. Asura Cave
                                                                                                                                12. Aran In Repose
                                                                                                                                13. Lament Return

                                                                                                                                Devendra Banhart

                                                                                                                                Cripple Crow

                                                                                                                                  "Cripple Crow" finds Devendra continuing his extraordinary growth as a writer, vocalist and musician. Songs like "Now That I Know" and "I Do Dig A Certain Girl" among others provide more of the hushed, mysterious acoustic alchemy that delighted listeners on preceding set though the new tunes show still greater artistic depth and delicacy. Other performances are more elaborate featuring a range of electric instruments, rock rhythm section, sitar, flute, violin, cello, exotic percussion, et cetera. Banhart and company evoke a tribe of sun-dappled psychedelic gypsies on "When They Come", while "Long Haired Child" has a more acid-damaged garage-band cut and thrust. "Pensando Enti", "Quedate Luna" and "Luna De Margarita" are gorgeous ballads sung in lilting Spanish. All in all, "Cripple Crow" witnesses Banhart furthering his mastery of the acoustic/experimental idiom he helped pioneer as well providing himself with fresh challenges an artist.

                                                                                                                                  Devendra Banhart

                                                                                                                                  Flying Wig

                                                                                                                                    Flying Wig is an album of recurrent dualities; a can of paradoxes, a box of worms. The redwood and pine-surrounded cabin studio where Banhart was “constantly listening to The Grateful Dead” somehow birthed something slick, modernist, city pop-adjacent and Enoesque.

                                                                                                                                    Banhart's eleventh record, it's the actualisation of a “precious friendship” with the acclaimed solo artist, multi-instrumentalist, producer and Mexican Summer stable-mate Cate Le Bon — a coming together prophesied by the mirror-image titles of their early solo albums (Banhart’s 2002 Oh Me Oh My to Le Bon’s 2009 Me Oh My) and a tenderness built on crude haircuts (“we finally met, soon after she was cutting my hair with a fork and that was that”) and home-made tattoos — but never previously translated into the recording studio.

                                                                                                                                    “It’s about transmuting despair into gratitude, wounds into forgiveness, and grief into praise,” - the product of a ritualistic creative practice that melts down and re-casts as it mulls, the stuff of sadness beautified as it changes shape — culminating in a record that “sounds like getting a very melancholic massage, or weeping, but in a really nice outfit… if I’m going to cry, I wanna do it in my best dress.”

                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                    Barry says: A silk-smooth melting pot of neo-soul, woozy Balearic and city pop, all topped with Banhart's syrupy vocals. There are hooks aplenty, but they sit beneath waves of reverb-drenched keys, guitar and bursts of trill brass.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1. Feeling
                                                                                                                                    2. Fireflies
                                                                                                                                    3. Nun
                                                                                                                                    4. Sight Seer
                                                                                                                                    5. Sirens
                                                                                                                                    6. Charger
                                                                                                                                    7. Flying Wig
                                                                                                                                    8. Twin
                                                                                                                                    9. May
                                                                                                                                    10. The Party

                                                                                                                                    Devendra Banhart

                                                                                                                                    Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon

                                                                                                                                      Devendra Banhart has emerged as one of the most fascinating, unpredictable and inspiring artists of his generation. For the writing and recording of "Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon" Banhart set up housekeeping in a rustic hillside home in the longstanding bohemian enclave of Topanga, North of Los Angeles. Basic tracks were laid down using a core lineup of Banhart (guitar, piano, Cuatro, psaltery), Georgeson (zither, guitar, backing vocals, Hammond B-3, bass, et al), Luckey Remington (bass, guitar, background singing, water drum and freedom chime), Greg Rogove (drums, tablas, supporting vocals, geese and duck calls, pots and pans, mop stomp), and Pete Newsom (piano, keyboards, backing vox). The other musical contributors being Rodrigo Amarante (from Brasil's Los Hermanos on guitar and harmony vocals), Andy Cabic (guitar, vocal support) and Otto Hauser (drums). Where Devendra's previous album "Cripple Crow" sounded like Devendra trading licks with a never ending caravan of passing musical gypsies, "Smokey…" is very much the work of a band. The vocal arrangements are noticeably more intricate and ambitious with lush harmonies running through many of these numbers. The instrumental performances are comfortably loose but in-the-pocket - a rich blend of acoustic and electric guitars, understated drumming and gentle percussion, diffident bass and a variety of downhome keyboards, subtly coloured with the occasional lightest touch of strings or woodwinds.

                                                                                                                                      Devendra Banhart

                                                                                                                                      Vast Ovoid

                                                                                                                                        Devendra Banhart releases a four-song EP, Vast Ovoid, as a limited-edition 12” coloured vinyl 45. The EP features ‘Let’s See’, as well as Helado Negro’s remix of ‘Love Song’, and is a follow-up to Banhart’s latest studio album, Ma, which was released to critical acclaim in September 2019.

                                                                                                                                        "Banhart’s singular world remains as intoxicating as ever, as if all human life is here." – Q.

                                                                                                                                        Diane Birch emerges as a formidable American singer-songwriter and pianist, boasting a repertoire of critically lauded releases spanning a rich decade-long career. With an eclectic array of musical influences stemming from a globe-trotting childhood - ranging from her humble beginnings as a preacher's daughter in Zimbabwe and South Africa to her transformative years as a gothic teen immersed in the vibrant cultural underbelly of Portland, Oregon. Her discovery while living in London via Myspace led to a record deal in New York, where she then spent the next few years.

                                                                                                                                        Diane's journey is as diverse as her sound. Her profound experiences have culminated in a unique musical blend, characterized by her stint performing soulful covers and original pieces in the swanky lounges of the Beverly Hills elite. Receiving widespread attention with her debut album "Bible Belt" and her follow-up projects "Speak A Little Louder" and "Nous", these works not only cemented her position in the international music scene but also earned her accolades and respect from esteemed peers including Prince, Daryl Hall, Mark Ronson, Dave Stewart, Questlove, Elvis Costello, Bryan Ferry and Stevie Wonder.

                                                                                                                                        Returning with her latest work, "Flying On Abraham", Diane presents a meticulously crafted collection of original compositions. This album is a heartfelt homage to her vast and varied musical roots, weaving together the rich tapestry of 70s AM radio, soul, jazz, classic rock, 80s/90s pop and R&B. Despite the eclectic mix, Diane's sound remains distinctly her own - her voice a blend of raw emotion and refined grace, echoing the legacy of iconic artists like Carole King, Carly Simon and Rickie Lee Jones, yet standing out with an authenticity and individuality that is unmistakably Diane Birch. Produced by renowned English musician Paul Stacey, known for his work with Noel Gallagher and the Black Crowes, "Flying On Abraham" was recorded in the UK, backed by an impressive lineup of musicians. This album is not just a collection of songs but a narrative of her artistic journey, offering a window into the soul of a woman who has traversed continents and musical genres to create something truly extraordinary.

                                                                                                                                        With "Flying On Abraham", Diane Birch reaffirms her status as a musical virtuoso, continuing to enchant audiences worldwide with her evocative lyrics. It represents Diane's enduring vision of "making American music with an English sensibility."

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        1. Wind Machine
                                                                                                                                        2. Jukebox Johnny
                                                                                                                                        3. Moto Moon
                                                                                                                                        4. Shade
                                                                                                                                        5. Critics Lullaby
                                                                                                                                        6. Boys On Canvas
                                                                                                                                        7. Juno
                                                                                                                                        8. Russian Doll
                                                                                                                                        9. Used To Lovin' You
                                                                                                                                        10. Trampoline

                                                                                                                                        Don Blackman

                                                                                                                                        Say You'll Be Mine / Your Love Makes Me Crazy

                                                                                                                                          A pianist, songwriter, producer, and vocalist from New York he is a mystical figure for record collectors, one of those artists where if you found an old dusty record with Don's name on it, you'd buy it on sight. He is best known for his 1982 magnum-opus, the eponymous album that featured the all-time classics 'Heart's Desire' and 'Holding You, Loving You'. He also collaborated with other greats such as Bernard Wright, Weldon Irvine, Roy Ayers, and Lenny White.

                                                                                                                                          We couldn't believe it when Chicago DJ/ digger/ producer, Marc Davis, told us there was a vault of unreleased Don Blackman material. Marc had reached out to Don's children, Irene and Kyle, in 2019, building a relationship with Kyle with whom he shared a musical affinity. To Marc's delight, Kyle confirmed that there was indeed a treasure trove. As Kyle described it, "In 2013, shortly after my dad's passing, my sister and I collected all of his possessions and put them in a storage unit. I came across forty years' worth of music history. Hundreds of cassettes, CDs, Disks, reel- to- reels, paperwork, photos and VHS tapes. It took about ten years to organise and digitise everything. All of this magic was almost thrown away in the trash, never to be seen, never to be heard forever."

                                                                                                                                          Two tracks were selected, 'Your Love Makes Me Crazy' and 'Say You'll Be Mine'. 'Your Love Makes Me Crazy' is as funky as it gets, with infectiously catchy vocal hooks, and a serious jam, whereas 'Say You'll Be Mine' is a classy, soulful boogie, instrumental number, that shows off Don's masterful piano playing. Both tracks warrant full attention and capture a master at work. He was also a one-man show when it came to production, playing all of the instruments when recording these tunes in his home studio in South Jamaica, Queens.

                                                                                                                                          On first hearing the tracks, Marc knew he wanted to extend the songs and enlisted fellow Chicago legend, Tone B. Nimble, to work on the project with him. Their extension/ edit of the songs was conducted in a way that was respectful and true to how the tracks were originally recorded by Don. They extended and resequenced the groovy parts of the songs organically for the DJs and dancers.

                                                                                                                                          The final words on this release are best coming from Kyle, "We are very excited and thrilled to continue to share all of this unreleased magic with the world. We hope that this music will help, heal, and inspire a new generation of artists to never give up, and to strive for what their hearts desire."

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          Say You'll Be Mine
                                                                                                                                          Your Love Makes Me Crazy

                                                                                                                                          Daniel Blumberg

                                                                                                                                          On&On

                                                                                                                                            On&On, is the brand new album from Daniel Blumberg. A 9-track song-cycle that confirms the London musician and visual artist as a unique creative force, pushing the art of song into expansive new territories.

                                                                                                                                            On&On - which follows 2018’s Minus, Blumberg’s debut for Mute - is a consolidation of the deconstructed song aesthetic he has developed, operating at the intersection between conventional song structures and free improvisation. Now he takes this further, incorporating recurring, shape-shifting motifs and at times dissolving the boundaries between songs altogether.

                                                                                                                                            Born out of live sessions with the same core group of players as Minus: Daniel Blumberg (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Ute Kanngiesser (cello), Billy Steiger (violin), Tom Wheatley (double bass) and Jim White (drums), with the addition of electronic maverick Elvin Brandhi (vocals). As such it represents a deepening of relationships and distillation of techniques for this tight-knit group of free-playing musicians, who are loosely based around Café OTO.

                                                                                                                                            The album is recorded by Peter Walsh (Scott Walker), who has captured the group’s extraordinary performances - encompassing the full expressive range of their instruments from softly-bowed melodies and tender vocal harmonies to rough-hewn scrapes, plucks and rattles - while the sound of the room and the outside world spill naturally into the sound field.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            1 On&On
                                                                                                                                            2 Sidestep Summer
                                                                                                                                            3 On&On&On
                                                                                                                                            4 Bound
                                                                                                                                            5 Silence Breaker
                                                                                                                                            6 On&On&On&On
                                                                                                                                            7 Teethgritter
                                                                                                                                            8 On&On&On&On&On
                                                                                                                                            9 Pillow

                                                                                                                                            Daniel Blumberg

                                                                                                                                            GUT

                                                                                                                                              GUT, the brand new album from Ivor Novello winning musician and composer Daniel Blumberg.

                                                                                                                                              An unflinchingly raw and personal album. A suite of six songs performed entirely by Blumberg comprising an extraordinary, soaring vocal take and an unconventional palette of bass harmonica, Steinberger ebass, synthesiser and electronic drums. The album makes reference to the intestinal disease Blumberg has suffered over the last few years, its songs tracing a body stripped back and rebuilt: renderings of pain, frustration and fatigue in ballads made sinew and bone.

                                                                                                                                              New York director Brady Corbet (Vox Lux, Childhood of a Leader) has made a film to the album shot on 16mm, which will be released at a later date.

                                                                                                                                              GUT is Blumberg’s third solo record on Mute following the release of Minus (2018) and On&On (2020), as well as his award winning score for the film The World To Come (dir. Mona Fastvold, 2021).


                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              1. BONE
                                                                                                                                              2. CHEERUP
                                                                                                                                              3. HOLDBACK
                                                                                                                                              4. BODY
                                                                                                                                              5. KNOCK
                                                                                                                                              6. GUT

                                                                                                                                              Daniel Blumberg

                                                                                                                                              Minus

                                                                                                                                                Daniel Blumberg announces his debut album release for Mute, ‘Minus’, the first release under his own name.

                                                                                                                                                An astonishing work, the record weds an improvisational, free-music ethos to the rawest emotional songwriting, rooted deep in the personal turmoil Blumberg experienced whilst making the record.

                                                                                                                                                The album was recorded live with legendary producer Peter Walsh (Scott Walker’s collaborator since ‘Climate Of Hunter’) in just five days during a remote residential stay in Wales, amidst a debilitating breakup with his partner of seven years along with Blumberg's ongoing struggle with mental illness which resulted in his hospitalization just a week before recording.

                                                                                                                                                Still only 27 years old, Blumberg has written himself a rich musical history; from his teenage band who signed to XL whilst he was still at school, onto and through the projects of Yuck, Oupa and Hebronix, whilst solidifying close creative partnerships with the likes of David Berman (Silver Jews), Low, Lambchop and Royal Trux’s Neil Michael Hagerty (with whom Blumberg has performed as a member of the Howling Hex).

                                                                                                                                                With ‘Minus’, though, there is a sense that Daniel Blumberg has finally arrived at the place he has been searching for - an arresting and progressive work, one which is set to establish him as one of Britain’s most unique contemporary voices.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                Minus
                                                                                                                                                The Fuse
                                                                                                                                                Madder
                                                                                                                                                Stacked
                                                                                                                                                Permanent
                                                                                                                                                The Bomb
                                                                                                                                                Used To Be Older

                                                                                                                                                Daniel Blumberg

                                                                                                                                                The World To Come

                                                                                                                                                  Daniel Blumberg has composed an enchanting new original score for Mona Fastvold’s critically acclaimed The World To Come. The film premiered at the 77th Venice Film Festival 2020 and was released in UK cinemas during Summer 2021. Highlighted as “a marvelous score” in Variety and “powerfully moving” by The Film Stage, the score includes the title track featuring Josephine Foster. Blumberg enlisted the talents of an ensemble of radical, internationally revered musicians, whilst the score was co-produced with world-renowned producer Peter Walsh (Scott Walker).

                                                                                                                                                  Released on Limited edition double clear vinyl and CD.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  A1 Opening (Dyer’s Farmhouse)
                                                                                                                                                  A2 Nellie
                                                                                                                                                  A3 Abigail’s Walk
                                                                                                                                                  A4 Tallie
                                                                                                                                                  A5 Flummoxed
                                                                                                                                                  A6 Chicken Plucking
                                                                                                                                                  A7 The Storm
                                                                                                                                                  A8 Falling In Love
                                                                                                                                                  B1 First Kiss
                                                                                                                                                  B2 The Orchard
                                                                                                                                                  B3 The Woods
                                                                                                                                                  B4 Spying House
                                                                                                                                                  B5 Thoughts And Townships
                                                                                                                                                  B6 The Fire
                                                                                                                                                  B7 Empty House
                                                                                                                                                  B8 Tallie Missing
                                                                                                                                                  C1 Finny Letter
                                                                                                                                                  C2 Atlas
                                                                                                                                                  C3 The Wagon
                                                                                                                                                  C4 Love And Death
                                                                                                                                                  C5 Rooftop
                                                                                                                                                  C6 The World To Come
                                                                                                                                                  D1 Abigail’s Theme (Brötzmann Solo)
                                                                                                                                                  D2 Tallie’s Theme (Brötzmann Solo)

                                                                                                                                                  Dean Blunt

                                                                                                                                                  50 Cent / Trident

                                                                                                                                                  Hype Williams man Dean Blunt preceeds his soon-come 'Black Metal' LP with this super-limited 12". Showcasing more of Blunt's eclecticism, '50 Cent' combines spacious, shimmering, reverb-laden lo-fi shoegaze guitar work and simple kick-snare machine drumming used as a hip hop break. Over this Williams adds a melancholic rap, duetting with a choral female vocal in a call and response style. 'Trident' offers a more straight forward rap, but again over an inventive dark and grimey backing track. It's indie hip hop, but not as you know it.


                                                                                                                                                  Dean Blunt

                                                                                                                                                  Black Metal 2

                                                                                                                                                    I was tardy with my introduction to the genius that is Dean Blunt, ignoring the Hype Williams and Babyfather brilliance and only encountering the minimal magic of the first 'Black Metal' during my second year at Piccadilly. Shown the way by Ryan Horsebeach, Mike Riley Jones and Matt Ward, I bought the cryptic release and well and truly lost my shit...over and over again...for years. To say I'm excited by the appearance of a second instalment from the reclusive musician would be a wild understatement. 

                                                                                                                                                    The LP opens with strings and solemnity via 'Vigil', a sparse and beautiful reminder of Blunt's trademark sound - intimacy bordering on claustrophobia, nocturnal and emotive. The chiming guitars join the poised drum patterns for 'Mugu' and 'Dash Snow', a pair of bedsit vignettes which Javi just described as a London cabbie's reaction to Drill while Vini Reilly tunes up - this is a good thing by the way. Blunt's is a music of longing, vulnerability and beauty, presented as concise and considered songs which combine to form their own sonic landscape. Referential (the cover blacks out all everything from Dre's 2001 but the 2) but never reverential, Blunt, aided and abetted by Joanne Robertson somehow beats his personal best, and we should all be grateful we get to hear it.

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    1. Vigil
                                                                                                                                                    2. Mugu
                                                                                                                                                    3. Dash Snow
                                                                                                                                                    4. Sketamine
                                                                                                                                                    5. Semtex
                                                                                                                                                    6. La Raza
                                                                                                                                                    7. Nil By Mouth
                                                                                                                                                    8. Zaza
                                                                                                                                                    9. Woosah
                                                                                                                                                    10. The Rot

                                                                                                                                                    Dan Boadi & The African Internationals

                                                                                                                                                    Money Is The Root Of Evil B/W Duodu Wuo Ye Ya

                                                                                                                                                      "After receiving regional praise for his 1976 debut Abrabo, Dan Boadi set his sights on leaving Ghana and bringing his highlife sensibilities to an American audience. Recorded at Paul Serrano namesake studio on E. 22rd St. in Chicago, Boadi's U.S. debut showcased the true scope of his musical range weaving in and out of funk, highlife, afrobeat, and reggae. The title track immediately demands the listener' attention with a chugging drum lead by The African International's King Tuch setting the pace for Boadi's colorful orchestration to follow. Money Is The Root of Evi claims t's own space as a musical melting pot and reflects the excitement Boadi waslearningto harness as a musician in his newfound home of Chicago."

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      A1. Money Is The Root Of Evil (Edit)
                                                                                                                                                      B1. Duodo (Edit)

                                                                                                                                                      MMW1 and DFA are proud to present a special duo release from Dan Bodan and Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip). A call and response, the release features an original demo recording from 2009 by Bodan and a recent cover version by Taylor.

                                                                                                                                                      Written and recorded in New Orleans during a summer of too much JT Leroy and True Blood, Dan Bodan’s original demo of ‘Under a Cancer Sky’ is a Ballardian ballad dedicated to the gods of Sex, Cars and Zodiac.

                                                                                                                                                      Taylor’s take on the song is decidedly more sensual, abandoning the gothic highways of Route 66 for a night ride through Dubai or Neo-Tokyo, effortlessly zipping along between blinking skyscrapers in a self-driving car.

                                                                                                                                                      Deborah Bonham

                                                                                                                                                      The Old Hyde

                                                                                                                                                        Tragedy seems to have been on Deborah Bonham's shoulder since her uncle John Bonham, drummer with Led Zeppelin, died suddenly in 1980. In the candid and compelling descriptions she writes to introduce each song, one can't help but admire her for coming through it all and being all the stronger for it. It certainly shows in the songs.

                                                                                                                                                        David Boulter

                                                                                                                                                        St. Ann's

                                                                                                                                                          Clay Pipe is pleased to welcome back the Tinderstick’s keyboard player David Boulter to the label.

                                                                                                                                                          Since his Yarmouth LP in 2020, and the spoken word-based Lovers Walk the following year, Boulter has concentrated on his soundtrack work. He has produced scores for documentary maker Volkan Üce’s Displaced – and Tinnitus, a visually striking film by Brazilian director Gregorio Graziosi. He has also released a series of lathe-cuts featuring his soundtrack work, and the Factory Mini CD and Twelve Bells for Libuše flexi-disc single on Clay Pipe.

                                                                                                                                                          St Ann’s, is a tribute to the council estate, on the edge of Nottingham city centre that defined Boulter’s formative years:

                                                                                                                                                          “I was born in the old St Ann’s. Famously documented in the late 60s as some of the poorest social housing in England. Crumbling, cramped, and full of damp. We had a shared toilet in the backyard and no bathroom, some of the houses were without hot water, it was freezing cold in winter. Everything seemed black and white.”

                                                                                                                                                          By the late 1960s, St. Ann's, like many other city centre areas, had become run down and was earmarked by the council for slum clearance. 340 acres were bulldozed and 30,000 people including David's family were compulsorily uprooted. In 1970 the Victorian streets were replaced with a Radburn-style estate.

                                                                                                                                                          “We moved to the new St Ann’s when I was six. There were two indoor toilets! A bathroom with a shiny white ceramic bath that you could fill whenever you wanted. Central heating, and a small garden at the front and back of the house. We had our own shed, and a cherry blossom tree just over the fence. Everything came into colour.”

                                                                                                                                                          Subtle use of guitar, double bass, vibraphone, tenor recorder and field recordings conjure up the old streets of cobble and slate, damp brickwork and grey skies, juxtaposing the newer post-1960s world of pebble dash and green grass, fresh air and a brighter future.

                                                                                                                                                          “After we moved to the new house, I still went to the old Victorian school, until it was demolished about a year later. It was very strange to walk to school through all the old houses and streets while they were being torn apart.”

                                                                                                                                                          This is a record full of personal memories, but it also tells the tale of Britain’s inner cities and their renewal in the 60s and 70s.

                                                                                                                                                          “At the end of 2022, my Mum could no longer live alone in our house. I spent Christmas packing belongings and emptying it, what to keep, what not to keep? The emotions and memories were intense. There was still the same carpet on the stairs that my Dad had put down when we’d moved in.
                                                                                                                                                          I’d already started to make some music that I knew had something to do with Nottingham, and the streets I’d spent my childhood wandering. When I arrived back home in Prague, the feelings poured into the music.

                                                                                                                                                          I grew up in St Ann’s and lived around the area until I left for London when I was 25. This LP is a celebration of a community, streets that still hold a special place in my heart. I will always be from St Ann’s and St Ann’s will always be a part of me.“



                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          01 Plantagenet Street In The Morning
                                                                                                                                                          02 Cobbles And Slate
                                                                                                                                                          03 Blue Bell Hill
                                                                                                                                                          04 Donkey Hill
                                                                                                                                                          05 Grafton Terrace
                                                                                                                                                          06 Plantagenet Street In The Afternoon
                                                                                                                                                          07 Corporation Oaks
                                                                                                                                                          08 The Arboretum
                                                                                                                                                          09 Ford Street St Mary's
                                                                                                                                                          10 A New St Ann's
                                                                                                                                                          11 Along The St Ann's Well Road
                                                                                                                                                          12 Abbotsford And Hunger Hill
                                                                                                                                                          13 Pebble Dash And Green Grass

                                                                                                                                                          David Boulter

                                                                                                                                                          Yarmouth

                                                                                                                                                            David Boulter is a founding member of Tindersticks, he has made over 20 studio albums and film soundtracks with the band. Nottingham born, but based in Prague since 1998, under his own name he has worked on music for many films. These include an eight-part serial Pustina/Wasteland for HBO Europe, the American movie Five Nights In Maine and recently two documentaries with Turkish/Belgian director Volkan Uce. Yarmouth is his first solo LP.

                                                                                                                                                            The inspiration for Yarmouth came when David, arrived a day early for a show at the Arts Centre in Norwich, and made an impromptu visit by train to the seaside town where had spent his childhood holidays.

                                                                                                                                                            In a year when most of us have been unable to travel, Yarmouth offers an escape to summers past. It recalls the saturated colours of a John Hinde postcard in musical form. With a sound palette based around an old 1970’s Lowrey organ, flutes, violin, vintage tape echo and a Premiere vibraphone, it captures a dreamy side of Yarmouth. Sun- drenched childhood memories, long shadows on the sand, the sound of seagulls and waves breaking on the shore. The magic of the fair - the entrance guarded by a huge mechanical giant, club in hand, while the roller coaster rattles overhead on a backboard of painted mountains peaks. As the sun goes down, noise drifts out from the amusement arcades, and neon flickers on Marine Parade, lighting up the fountains in candy floss colours.

                                                                                                                                                            “As I stepped off the train, the weight of time passed hit me. I was overwhelmed by a sense of sadness and loss. As I walked along the streets, looking for Trudy’s, I didn’t expect her, but I did find the house. Slowly, as I recognised buildings, streets, memories. I began to smile. I hadn’t lost anything. Great Yarmouth had changed. So had I. But the warmth of those sunny childhood summers was still there.” David Boulter 2020

                                                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                            Barry says: There is nothing in this world that would make me miss a Clay Pipe release, and this one was CLOSE. One of the best labels around, i'm absolutely sure this will be amazing. Get in while you can!

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            1. Across Sea To Sand
                                                                                                                                                            2.The Flower Clock
                                                                                                                                                            3 Looking For Trudy
                                                                                                                                                            4. Marine Parade
                                                                                                                                                            5. Sandcastles
                                                                                                                                                            6. The Milk Bar
                                                                                                                                                            7. Rusty Old Pedal Car
                                                                                                                                                            8. Across Sand To Sea Crab Claws
                                                                                                                                                            9. Roller Skates The Tower Ballroom
                                                                                                                                                            10. The Morning Mist
                                                                                                                                                            11. See Saw
                                                                                                                                                            12. Knickerbocker Glory
                                                                                                                                                            13. Roller Coaster Ride
                                                                                                                                                            14. The End Of The Pier

                                                                                                                                                            Dennis Bovell

                                                                                                                                                            The Dubmaster: The Essential Anthology

                                                                                                                                                              Since making his recording debut in the early Seventies with legendary British reggae band, Matumbi, Dennis 'Blackbeard' Bovell has repeatedly demonstrated his supreme talent and versatility in a variety of music fields. And yet enormity of his impact upon the UK's music scene over the past five decades has remained largely overlooked.

                                                                                                                                                              The DuBMASTER - The Essential Anthology' sets to finally address this injustice by presenting the first serious retrospective of Dennis's output as both a performer and producer.

                                                                                                                                                              Charting his career from the Seventies up to the present day, this handsomely packaged double vinyl gatefolded album presents 24 of his most celebrated reggae works - including Janet Kay's seminal lovers rock classic, "Silly Games" - as well as rarities and previously unissued treasures from the vaults.

                                                                                                                                                              Compiled by the artist himself, the collection is further enhanced by Dennis's fascinating account of his life in the music business over the past half century, with his words enriched by rare photos.

                                                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                              Matt says: Much needed anthology of this oft-overlooked, multi-talented national treasure. Quietly responsible for so much magic across UK reggae, lover’s rock, street soul, post-punk and even pop. Focussing on his reggae-based work with vocalists from Janet Kay to Delroy Wilson; it also contains photos and hand-written tales from this fascinatingly enigmatic character.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              Vinyl:
                                                                                                                                                              LP 1.
                                                                                                                                                              Side One
                                                                                                                                                              1. Raindrops - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
                                                                                                                                                              2. Za-Ion – Dennis Bovell & The 4th Street Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                              3. Blood Ah Go Run – Dennis Bovell As Dennis Matumbi
                                                                                                                                                              4. Choose Me – Dennis Bovell As African Stone
                                                                                                                                                              5. Row, Row, Row – Dennis Bovell & The 4th St Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                              6. Brain Damage - Dennis Bovell
                                                                                                                                                              Side Two
                                                                                                                                                              1. Chief Inspector - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
                                                                                                                                                              2. Dub Master - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
                                                                                                                                                              3. Silly Dub - Dennis Bovell
                                                                                                                                                              4. Oh Mama Oh Papa - Dennis Bovell
                                                                                                                                                              5. Pickin’ Up The Pieces - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
                                                                                                                                                              6. Caught You In A Lie - Dennis Bovell

                                                                                                                                                              LP 2
                                                                                                                                                              Side One
                                                                                                                                                              1. Silly Games - Janet Kay
                                                                                                                                                              2. A Little Way Different - Errol Dunkley
                                                                                                                                                              3. Differentah – Julio ‘Dreadful’ Finn
                                                                                                                                                              4. Get Up Stand Up - I Roy
                                                                                                                                                              5. Our Tune – Marie Pierre
                                                                                                                                                              6. Tom Hark - Captain Morgan & His Merry Men
                                                                                                                                                              Side Two
                                                                                                                                                              1. African Queen - Errol Campbell
                                                                                                                                                              2. Africa Is Our Land - Joshua Moses
                                                                                                                                                              3. Take Five - The Young Lions
                                                                                                                                                              4. Hooked On You - Delroy Wilson
                                                                                                                                                              5. Guide Us, Jah - Johnny Clarke
                                                                                                                                                              6. Can't Go Through (With Life) (Dancehall Version) - Marie Pierre

                                                                                                                                                              CD1 (The Master):
                                                                                                                                                              1. Run Rasta Run - Dennis Bovell As African Stone*
                                                                                                                                                              2. Za-Ion - Dennis Bovell & The 4th Street Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                              3. Half Way To Za-Ion (Za-lon Dub) - Dennis Bovell & The 4th Street Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                              4. Come With Me - Dennis Bovell As Dennis Curtis*
                                                                                                                                                              5. Run Dem Out - Dennis Bovell & The 4th Street Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                              6. Raindrops - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
                                                                                                                                                              7. Eye Water (Raindrops Dub) - Dennis Bovell
                                                                                                                                                              8. Blood Ah Go Run / Blood Dem (12" Mix) - Dennis Bovell As Dennis Matumbi*
                                                                                                                                                              9. The Grunwick Affair - Dennis Bovell & The 4th Street Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                              10. Choose Me (12" Mix) - Dennis Bovell As African Stone*
                                                                                                                                                              11. Row, Row, Row Aka Rowing Down The River (12" Mix) - Dennis Bovell & The 4th Street Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                              12. Brain Damage - Dennis Bovell
                                                                                                                                                              13. Chief Inspector - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
                                                                                                                                                              14. Dub Master - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
                                                                                                                                                              15. Pow Wow - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
                                                                                                                                                              16. Silly Dub - Dennis Bovell*
                                                                                                                                                              17. Oh Mama Oh Papa - Dennis Bovell
                                                                                                                                                              18. Pickin' Up The Pieces - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
                                                                                                                                                              19. Caught You In A Lie - Dennis Bovell*
                                                                                                                                                              20. After Tonight (acoustic Version) - Dennis Bovell

                                                                                                                                                              CD2 (The Artists):
                                                                                                                                                              1. Silly Games - Janet Kay
                                                                                                                                                              2. A Little Way Different / Differentah (12" Mix) - Errol Dunkley Featuring Julio ‘Dreadful’ Finn*
                                                                                                                                                              3. Jah Man - Errol Campbell*
                                                                                                                                                              4. Jah Man Dub - Errol Campbell*
                                                                                                                                                              5. Cry – Angelique*
                                                                                                                                                              6. Heights - Good Breed*
                                                                                                                                                              7. Get Up Stand Up - I Roy*
                                                                                                                                                              8. Our Tune - Marie Pierre*
                                                                                                                                                              9. Tom Hark (7" Mix) - Captain Morgan & His Merry Men
                                                                                                                                                              10. Positive Vibrations - Pebbles
                                                                                                                                                              11. African Queen - Errol Campbell*
                                                                                                                                                              12. Africa (Is Our Land) - Joshua Moses*
                                                                                                                                                              13. Take Five - The Young Lions*
                                                                                                                                                              14. Portrait Of You - Gladwin Wright*
                                                                                                                                                              15. Hooked On You - Delroy Wilson*
                                                                                                                                                              16. Guide Us, Jah (12" Mix) - Johnny Clarke*
                                                                                                                                                              17. Nasty - Julio ‘Dreadful’ Finn*
                                                                                                                                                              18. Can't Go Through (With Life) (dancehall Version) - Marie Pierre*

                                                                                                                                                              20th May, 2016 marks forty years to the day that David Bowie's first ever best-of compilation, including songs from 1969 to 1976, CHANGESONEBOWIE was released. To mark this anniversary the album has now been reissued.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              1. Space Oddity (2015 Remastered Version)
                                                                                                                                                              2. John, I'm Only Dancing (Sax Version) [2012 Remastered Version]
                                                                                                                                                              3. Changes (2015 Remastered Version)
                                                                                                                                                              4. Ziggy Stardust (2012 Remastered Version)
                                                                                                                                                              5. Suffragette City (2012 Remastered Version)
                                                                                                                                                              6. The Jean Genie (2013 Remastered Version)
                                                                                                                                                              7. Diamond Dogs (2016 Remastered Version)
                                                                                                                                                              8. Rebel Rebel (2016 Remastered Version)
                                                                                                                                                              9. Young Americans (2016 Remastered Version)
                                                                                                                                                              10. Fame (2016 Remastered Version)
                                                                                                                                                              11. Golden Years (2016 Remastered Version)

                                                                                                                                                              David Bowie

                                                                                                                                                              Live Santa Monica '72

                                                                                                                                                                Recorded from Bowie's first live American broadcast, this October 20, 1972 concert catches Bowie at the height of his powers, shortly after the release of Ziggy Stardust. Highlights includes supberb live versions of "Jean Genie" and "Rock and Roll Suicide", and a nod to Lou Reed's influence on him with a cover of "Waiting For The Man".


                                                                                                                                                                David Bowie

                                                                                                                                                                The 'Mercury' Demos

                                                                                                                                                                  As part of the ongoing celebrations marking 50 years since David Bowie’s first hit, ‘Space Oddity’, and following the recent ‘Spying Through A Keyhole’ and ‘Clareville Grove Demos’ collections, 'The “Mercury" Demos’ are 10 early Bowie recordings captured live in one take to a Revox reel to reel tape machine in David’s flat in spring 1969, with accompaniment from John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson on guitar and vocals.

                                                                                                                                                                  The version of ‘Space Oddity’ from the Demos, originally released with edits on the Sound & Vision boxset, is presented here in its true context for the first time. The other nine recordings on the album are all previously unreleased. In addition to Bowie originals, the session also includes the Roger Bunn composition ‘Life Is A Circus’ (which features in an earlier demo version on the ‘Clareville Grove Demos’ set) and the Lesley Duncan composition ‘Love Song’ later recorded by Elton John for his ‘Tumbleweed Connection’ album. David’s own ‘Conversation Piece’ is announced as ‘a new song’ and ‘Janine’ features a short nineteen second section sung to the melody of The Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’.

                                                                                                                                                                  'The ‘’Mercury" Demos’ set will come in a replica of the original tape box and will feature 1 LP, a print, two photo contact sheets and sleeve notes by Mark Adams. The labels of the LP feature the same EMIDISC acetate styling as ‘Spying Through A Keyhole’ and ‘Clareville Grove Demos’ with the song titles in David’s own handwriting.


                                                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                  Barry says: The latest in a long line of Bowie reissues sees an incredibly personal and intimate recording of a number of unreleased gems and absolute rarities. With the quality of Bowie's recorded work being so high, it's unbelievable that there could be so much gold still hidden, but this goes to show there is. A brilliantly presented, and fascinating insight into his unrivalled talent.

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  Side 1
                                                                                                                                                                  Space Oddity
                                                                                                                                                                  Janine
                                                                                                                                                                  An Occasional Dream
                                                                                                                                                                  Conversation Piece
                                                                                                                                                                  Ching-a-Ling
                                                                                                                                                                  I’m Not Quite (aka Letter To Hermione)

                                                                                                                                                                  Side 2
                                                                                                                                                                  Lover To The Dawn
                                                                                                                                                                  Love Song
                                                                                                                                                                  When I’m Five
                                                                                                                                                                  Life Is A Circus

                                                                                                                                                                  The LP Is Mono And Plays At 33 1/3 R.p.m.


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