Before your very eyes, and lucky ears, Garland return with their second album on LFI. The follow up to their debut "Preludes # 1" is a surreal journey in which the duo further explore their shared interest of sample based music, minimalism and arrangement methods found in the dub tradition. By combining analogue and digital technologies with found sounds and acoustic instrumentation, Cologne based DJ Phillip Jondo and Glasgow based artist Simon Weins invite the listener to delve deeper into their exploration of time, space, texture and form...
Returning with a more refined body of work, Garland sets the tone on # 2 by shifting attention to the ever-changing nature inherent to sound itself. Worlds in which the origin of sound is untraceable and where micro events become the basis for extended explorations.


1. S.Am
2. Gar.Ske
3. (((Noh)))
4. Eps.Ans
5. Tom.Pt
6. Candy.Blp
7. Detar.Hu
8. Fa.De
9. E.Ijyh

Lullabies for Insomniacs deliver the debut release from the intoxicating Garland. A project which emerged years ago and subsequently developed and transformed through overseas exchanges. Influenced by popular media and musical practices the duo channels a resonating wonderland that echoes, calling for magic to ignite. 


1. Amb.Guit
2. Dada.Dub
3. Kat.Ar
4. Lead.Dub
5. Smo.Dve
6. Bas.Ic
7. Single.Dub
8. Sum.V 

Generation X

Your Generation (Winstanley Mix)


    This Record Store Day Exclusive 7” Red Vinyl contains two previously unreleased mixes of the classic single ‘Your Generation’ and later b-side ‘Trying For Kicks’ by Alan Winstanley. During the recording of the album for the band to take away and listen to. Both tracks are previously unreleased and are Exclusive to this release and do not feature on the Deluxe Ediiton. No download.

    Green River

    Olympia, Tropicana, 1984


      2000 LPs on black vinyl pressed for the world. Unreleased First ever live recording of Green River from the bands personal archives. For fans of Mudhoney, Green River, Pearl Jam.. Recorded on Sept 28,1984 at the Tropicana in Olympia Washington. From the original tapes. Pressed at RTI. Includes Original Concert Poster. Tracks : Against The Grain, 10,000 Things, New God, Corner Of My Eye, P.C.C., Strange Ways, Tunnel Of Love

      Ginger Johnson & And His African Messengers



      In 2015, Freestyle Records re-issued the groundbreaking 'African Party' album by the somewhat mysterious figure of Ginger (George Folunsho) Johnson. Recorded in 1967, nearly 20 years after he first arrived in post war London and immediately began performing and recording with London jazz stalwarts Ronnie Scott and Pete King. Credited by those in the know (including Giles Peterson, Louie Vega, Fela Kuti's drummer Tony Allen & writer David Toop) as the godfather of afrobeat, Ginger and his group, The African Messengers enjoyed a varied career as the go to afro-cuban percussion group for recording sessions in the UK, working with Georgie Fame, Osibisa, Madeleine Bell and Quincy Jones - as well as acting us mentor to a young Fela Kuti and members of Cymande who cut their teeth as members of his ensemble. They also performed at The Royal Variety Performance, Ginger's music featured in the James Bond film 'Live & Let Die' and Ginger himself appears on screen drumming in the Hammer Films cult classic 'She', and famously performed with The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park in 1969. Aside from 'African Party', and several Hi Life singles released on the Melodisc label in the 50's, it was thought that there were no further recordings by this hugely influential musician . Eventually, prompted by the attention afforded the Freestyle re-issues - Ginger's son Dennis Dee Mac Johnson was contacted by Uchenna Ikonne, a renowned African music collector, who told him he had discovered one rather battered original copy of a 45 single, released in the mid 70's on the short lived 'Afrodesia' label, For Record Store Day 2019, Freestyle are proud to release the 2 tracks on a fresh vinyl 45. 'Witchdoctor' is not the track of the same name on African Party, but it and 'Nawa' (written by Dizzy Gillespie cohort Chano Pozo) demonstrate a musical progression as funk had stamped it's indelible footprint on Ginger's music along with afro-cuban rhythms and jazz. Thanks to Claudio Passavanti at Doctor Mix Studios in London, who has done quite an amazing restoration and re-mastering job on this long lost music.

      Gemma Ray

      Lights Out Zoltar! (redux)


        Available on limited edition pink vinyl, with extra previously unreleased tracks included on the download card, this Record Store Day exclusive is a repackaging of a long out-of-print vinyl version of Gemma Ray's sophomore solo album "Lights Out Zoltar!", on its 10th anniversary. Recorded and produced at home in London with Michael J Sheehy (Dream City Film Club, Miraculous Mule), it showcased Gemma as an original and ambitious writer and producer, an independent with a wondrous box of tricks up her sleeve.As such it received rave reviews from the international press (below), whilst "100 mph (in 2nd Gear)" was Single of the Week on BBC Radio 2's Mark Radcliffe show. "By rights she should be a household name.This album is a rare treat indeed" - John Doran (BBC/QUIETUS) "Had Phil Spector forced his girl groups in a more noir-soundtrack direction, this might've been the result.Ray has a truly impressive feel for vintage pop flourishes, layered to lavish effect.And all those details are what you're supposed to be paying attention to, right up until the blade hits your back." SPIN "Three months after I first got the album I'm still marveling at the way Ray has synthesized a whole slew of retro references into a cinematic psychedelic sound.Ray's sound is like one of those Willy Wonka Gobstoppers: it's massive and composed of layer upon layer of aural tastes and colours" - VANITY FAIR "An eerie aural kaleidoscope that conjures up thoughts of what an album by Mary Weiss of the Shangri-Las produced by David Lynch would have sounded like.Though it echoes with references to mid-'60s melodramatic pop, it's of the moment and


        Seeking Thrills (After Hours) (RSD21 EDITION)



          Georgia is very happy to announce Seeking Thrills: After Hours, a limited 12" to be released on Record Store Day 2021. Where Seeking Thrills was Georgiaís exploration of the dancefloor in pop form over 12 tracks, After Hours sees Georgia going deeper into the club setting, with four remixes of her own songs designed specifically for club use. After Hours gave Georgia the opportunity to go deeper into those influential club sounds that were at the core of Seeking Thrills. Condensed into 4 tracks, this 12î is not only collection of tracks rooted in house and techno, it's Georgia's homage to the dance culture that was so instrumental in the creation of Seeking Thrills. Format(s) LP - die-cut sleeve with reverse print, yellow coloured vinyl 


          1. Feel It (After Hours) 2. Never Let You Go (After Hours) 3. 24 Hours (After Hours) 4. The Thrill (After Hours)


          City Baby Attacked By Rats (RSD22 EDITION)


            UK punk legends GBH celebrate the 40th anniversary of their seminal album 'City Baby Attacked By Rats' with this limited edition transparent yellow vinyl.

            Giant Giant Sand (Giant Sand)

            Tucson (Deluxe Edition) (RSD22 EDITION)


              Deluxe triple black vinyl LP in tri-fold sleeve with the bonus LP "Return To Tuscon". Long out of print and featuring brand new liner notes from Howe Gelb. Ten-year anniversary of the extended Giant Sand familyís mythic rock opera; a unification of Euro-based Sand and their downhome Arizonian compadres on Howe Gelb's filmic homage to his hometown. Expanded with the much sought after "Return To Tuscon", the triple LP features exclusive remixes by John Parish, Ali Chant and Chris Schulze. This deluxe edition includes brand new sleeve notes from Howe Gelb, recollecting the album's creation, drawings, notes and a plea to Broadway producers. 

              TRACK LISTING

              1 Wind Blown Waltz
              2 Forever And A Day
              3 Detained
              4 Lost Love
              5 Plane Of Existence
              6 Undiscovered Country
              7 Love Comes Over You
              8 Thing Like That
              9 The Sun Belongs To You
              10 We Don't Play Tonight
              11 Ready Or Not
              12 Mostly Wrong
              13 Hard Morning In A Soft Blur
              14 Recovery Mission
              15 Siag Heap
              16 Not The End Of The World
              17 Carinito
              18 Out Of The Blue
              19 New River
              20 Lost Love (All Chant Remix)
              21 Undiscovered Country (John Parish Remix)
              22 Wind Blown Waltz (Ali Chant Alternative Mix)
              23 Thing Like That (Ali Chant Extended Version)
              24 Carinito (Ali Chant Alternative Mix)
              25 Not The End Of The World (Ali Chant Alternative Version)
              26 Hard Morning In A Soft Blur (Christ Schultz Extended Version)
              27 Forever & A Day (John Parish + Ali Chant Alternative Mix)

              Golden Smog

              On Golden Smog (RSD22 EDITION)


                First EP on vinyl for the first time ever. Band is planning on tour. Supergroup of Collective Soul, Soul Asylum, Replacement, Jayhawks/Minneapolis Area bands. 12" Music on side A and etching of cover art on side B

                Gerard Way

                Hesitant Alien (RSD22 EDITION)


                  Blue vinyl version of the 2014 release from the My Chemical Romance singer.

                  Forgotten side project production from 1986, by Grammy award winning sound engineer Chris Lord Alge. Two versions of an oddball leftfield electro downtempo chugger and one previously unreleased patriotic monologue acompanied by heroic emotional piano - to be served with a sense of sarcasm. 

                  TRACK LISTING

                  A1 - Acid Rain
                  B1 - Acid Rain (Lord's Prayer Version)
                  B2 - America

                  Glen Adams

                  A Beat For You

                    Emotional Rescue and Jamwax come together to present the first of three essential 12”s from NY/Jamaican label Capo Disco, all officially licensed and remastered for the first time. The brainchild of reggae vocalist, musician, producer and label owner Glen Adams, the label married disco with his Caribbean roots to perfection. Born and raised in Jamaica, Adams story is a similar one to the performers of the golden period post-Independence. Initially discovered as a vocalist by Coxsone Dodd, he went on to work with such luminaries as Ken Boothe and Stranger Cole before co-founding The Heptones and working Duke Reid, Bunny Lee and Lloyd Charmers.
                    As a session organist he worked for The Hippy Boys, The Reggae Boys and later with Lee Perry’s The Upsetters, he came in to the orbit of The Wailors, touring England with them in the early 70s and with Perry co-wrote Mr Brown. When most of The Upsetters became Marley’s rhythm section, Adams stayed with Perry before making the move to Brooklyn in 1975.
                    There he started Capo Records, running it and it’s sub-labels, successfully until the mid-80s. During these later years he ventured in to mixing Reggae with Boogie and Disco rhythms and released just four 12”s under Capo Disco as well as recording boogie and hip-hop influenced releases with T Ski Valley and as Glen Adams Affair for SAM and Moonglow Records.
                    Here then the spotlight is on Adam’s nascent disco releases and the series starts with the wonderful, uplifting "A Beat For You". Actually appearing on a one off sister-label, Top Secret, this is a beautiful “Lovers” anthem from Adams over a laidback dub-bass riddim. Backed with a simple instrumental Version, the space and interplay of the keys and guitar over drum and bass is superlative. “There is a beat in my heart, just for you…just for you.”

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Patrick says: Jamwax meet Emotional Rescue up town for this reissue 12", offering a fresh pressing of Glen Adams seriously groovy disco/dub hybrid "A Beat For You". Boogie synths, serious dancefloor power and a more than a hint of digi-dub result in an essential slab of wax for anyone of a cosmic/Balearic bent.

                    Gyedu Blay Ambolley And Zantoda Mark III


                    Extremely hard-to-find Ghanaian LP from legendary musician Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, originally released in 1980. Tough Highlife, funk and boogie moods with added synthesizer! Ambolley is still actively touring today, keeping these vibes alive - he will be touring Europe throughout 2019. This is the third Gyedu Blay Ambolley LP that we have reissued on Mr Bongo, following on from his seminal ‘Ambolley’ and ‘Simigwa’ recordings. Official Mr Bongo reissue licensed from Gyedu-Blay Ambolley.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Woye De Adolfo
                    Don’t Go
                    Mercy Kae Dabi
                    Take Am So
                    The Message (God Is Love)

                    Extremely hard-to-obtain album from the Ghanaian master composer, producer and musician. Originally released in 1982 by the WEA International label and then again in Germany in 1985 by Ambolley himself; this is one of his finest albums in our opinion.
                    Ambolley fuses Highlife, disco and boogie sonics perfectly and features the anthemic club cut, Highlife, that we have spinning for a while - always does the job!  Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed from Gyedu-Blay Ambolley.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    A1. It's High Life
                    A2. Walking Don The Street
                    A3. 'Cos I Love You
                    B1. Cut Your Coat
                    B2. Adwoa
                    B3. Simigwa
                    B4. Franfranta

                    Gyedu-Blay Ambolley

                    Gyedu-Blay Ambolley & High Life Jazz

                      Ambolley is revered as the Simigwahene in Ghana – The King of Simigwa-Highlife. Because of his deep, soulful, and funky Highlife sound, he is also sometimes referred to as the “James Brown of Ghana.” And not without reason. His blend of Highlife, Funk, Jazz, Soul, and proto-Rap was and is still exhilarating.

                      He learned music from outstanding artists like Sammy Larteh and Ebo Taylor, with whom he played In the Uhuru Dance Band. Together they founded the Apagya Show Band in 1974. Now, after more than 40 years active in music and his numerous albums, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley is a living legend, too.

                      Gyedu-Blay Ambolley exploded on the music scene in 1973 with a jazzy, funky, and soulful Highlife sound he called SIMIGWA-DO. Building his own Simigwa style and leaving traces around the world, today the versatile, irrepressible and highly revered singer, composer, bandleader, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and “musical-life-force” has more than 30 music albums to his credit.

                      On his new album "Gyedu-Blay Ambolley & High Life Jazz" you can hear his versions of some classic Jazz tunes like "Round Midnite", "Love Supreme", Footprints" and "All Blues" as well as some new compositions by the Simigwa - Man himself.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      A1. Sankumagye-Love Life
                      A2. Yekor Ye A Yeaba
                      B1. Enyidado
                      B2. Love Supreme
                      C1. Footprints
                      C2. Round Midnite
                      D1. Asamansudo Groove
                      D2. All Blues

                      Written and produced with Ebo Taylor and originally released in 1975,  "Simigwa" is Ambolley's debut solo album. It's a legendary Ghanain album - with one of the music iconic covers ever! - that fuses Highlife, afrobeat, folk and funk.
                      Ambolley grew up during the peak of Highlife in Ghana and was a key figure in its fusion with soul and funk influences from the USA. He played in many bands including Houghas Extraordinaires, Meridians Of Tema, Ghana Broadcasting Band and the Uhuru Dance Band, for which he was recruited by his friend, Ebo Taylor. The group went to Nigeria in 1973 to play with Fela at his legendary Shrine spot.
                      ‘Simigwa’ was a chance for Ambolley to release his own productions and to experiment to a certain extent. A main inspiration for this album was the work of the mighty Mr. James Brown, something that is evident from the rhythm section, horns, vocal stabs and percussion breaks throughout the record.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Akoko Ba
                      This Hustling World
                      Fa No Dem Ara

                      Genevieve Artadi

                      Dizzy Strange Summer

                        On “Dizzy Strange Summer”, Genevieve Artadi offers a window into her ad-lib creativity and the LA community where it’s been nurtured. This is the vocalist, composer and producer’s second solo album, and it sees her stake out her own ground outside of her other groups KNOWER, Expensive Magnets and Everything’s Under Control. She brings her own slant to the DIY LA scene that she’s grown up in, melding influences from jazz, psychedelia, bossa nova and avant-garde electronics. “Dizzy Strange Summer” marks not only Artadi’s debut on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint, but her first self-produced project released on any record label.

                        An impulsive spirit underwrites every part of the album, something reflected in the energy Genevieve devotes to create the videos to accompany them. It’s an honest, unmediated reflection of the period in which she created the music, supported by a close circle of like-minded musical friends including - but not limited to - Louis Cole (Brainfeeder), Sam Wilkes (Leaving Records), Henry Halliwell, Daniel Sunshine, Adam Weissman (Pollyn / Real Bad Man), Ruslan Sirota, Ross Garren, David Binney and Jacob Mann — each of whom she tapped up to add their flavour to songs where she felt their styles or talents aligned. Most tracks would begin life on her laptop, be sent to a friend for them to add their spin to it, before coming back to Artadi to be elevated to their final form. Reflecting on what drives her to create, she says: “Sometimes I just really get that burning feeling to make something and get it out there.” Above all, this is an album that speaks to that drive: to create something and share it with people.

                        The album was written in a time of upheaval, something reflected in both the lyrics and the sound of the record. “I was pretty lost… but enjoying feeling lost,” Artadi says. Drawing inspiration from the tumult around her and she relished the opportunity to express herself uninhibited by the shackles of compromise associated with collaboration. Crucially, this often means a silly, playful side being played off against a serious one; but she doesn’t think the former undercuts the latter, seeing the two as vital shared ingredients to what she does. “I don’t feel like I would be giving an honest picture if I didn’t do both,” she says.

                        “Dizzy Strange Summer” revels in juxtapositions, unleashing high energy assaults at full tilt before giving way to soft-focus melancholia, allowing Genevieve to show off the full spectrum of her vocal prowess. On the first single ‘Living Like I Know I’m Gonna Die’ for example, her delivery is beautifully understated and airy: “Living like the future is a guess, living like I’m smaller than a speck”. “I sing it softly ‘cos it’s an internal proclamation... a message to myself,” she explains. She displays this vulnerability on ‘All I Want For Now’, ‘Before The Dark’ and ‘Will You Tell Me’ too - the latter a stunning duet with harp. Elsewhere, on ’Godzillaaaa’ for example, her delivery is informed by ESG and Talking Heads, stomping past on a stark riddim in a whirlwind of distorted percussion and synths.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Side A
                        01. I Hate When I Can’t Feel My Heart
                        02. Living Like I Know I’m Gonna Die
                        03. Godzillaaaa (feat. Real Bad Man)
                        04. Nowhere To Go
                        05. Edge Of The Cliff (feat. David Binney, Louis Cole)
                        06. Will You Tell Me
                        07. Loneliness Grows
                        08. Hot Mess

                        Side B
                        01. Hope Song
                        02. Is What You Believe
                        03. Feelz Tru
                        04. Oo Ya
                        05. All I Want For Now
                        06. Mad Child
                        07. Before The Dark
                        08. Cupcake5 

                        Genevieve Artadi

                        Forever Forever

                          TRACK LISTING

                          A1. A Romantic Interlude Will Soon Come Your Way
                          A2. Visionary
                          A3. Forever Forever
                          A4. I Know
                          A5. Message To Self
                          A6. Nice
                          B1. Black Shirts
                          B2. To Tell How I Adore You
                          B3. Plate
                          B4. From Avalanche
                          B5. Change Stays
                          B6. Watch For The View

                          Greg Ashley & The Western Playboys

                          Greg Ashley & The Western Playboys

                            Greg Ashley has tracked across the States’ metropolises, fringes and sticks for years now, releasing records under his own name and earlier on with black magic psych cult The Gris Gris.

                            Now together with the Western Playboys, you can hear the dusty technicolor Rio Grande fl owing in the veins of these new recordings. Many of these songs are Greg’s indomitable take on waltz, country swing and golden honky-tonk songwriters like Cowboy Joe Babcock and Hank Mills, but lest we forget the cover of Estrus records’ finest garage rock nihilists The Makers. This 12” EP plays out from start to finish like a band in a washed out juke joint at a desert outpost from a Barry Gifford novel - strung out, sharp-witted and never dull.
                            Square it up and spin it now!

                            Greg Ashley

                            Pictures Of Saint Paul Street

                              Greg Ashley has been a ¬fixture on the underground music scene since the late 90’s while stra¬ng eardrums as a teenager in Houston in garagepunk band The Strate-Coats. Since then he’s proven himself not only as a songwriter, singer and guitar player in bands like The Mirrors & The Gris-Gris, but also as a producer / sound engineer.

                              His career as a solo artist is vast & varied, spanning the gamut between fried & beautiful psychedelia, gorgeous & cathartic symphonic suites & gentle, damaged folk music, beginning with 2003’s “Medicine Fuck Dream” & last leaving us with 2014’s “Another Generation of Slaves”. His latest, “Pictures of Saint Paul Street” carries forward that album’s musical palette (a rootsy amalgam of tortured, Cohen-esque folk tinged with the beer soaked recklessness of a West Texas honky-tonk).

                              The songs on “Pictures of Saint Paul Street” are lush & beautiful autopsies of society’s underbelly, with stark and brutally honest ruminations on humanity. Songs like “A Sea of Suckers” & “Pursue The Nightlife” pull no punches, while “Jailbirds & Vagabonds” and “Blues For A Pecan Tree” carouse on a more abstract, human (almost romantic) level. By the time you’ve hit the album’s centerpiece; “Bullshit Society”, Ashley’s songs move from ballads of hopeless misery to rallying anthems for the dispossessed.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. A Sea Of Suckers
                              2. Goodbye Saint Paul Street
                              3. Blues For A Pecan Tree
                              4. Two Person One Man Band
                              5. Bullshit Society
                              6. Jailbirds And Vagabonds
                              7. Self-Destruction Derby
                              8. Medication #9
                              9. Pursue The Night Life
                              10. Six A.M. At The Black And White

                              Copenhagen’s Tartelet continues its 10 th anniversary with another an EP from Glenn Astro, serving up five exclusive tracks across a multifaceted 12". The EP takes inspiration from Keith Haring’s celebrated 'Crack is Wack' mural in New York, which was a reaction to the drug epidemic of the time. Only 250 copies will be released worldwide.

                              In a short space of time, Glenn Astro has cooked up his own unique musical world. He has released full-lengths on Ninja Tune alongside Max Graef, and recently on Apollo Rec, sister label of R&S, in conjunction with Hodini.

                              The opener "Crack Is Wack" is a loose and live sounding jam with warm synth chords, alternating 808 drum patterns and breaks. It has a celebratory feel as expressive keys and walking basslines take turns to take the lead and move things forwards. The feel good "Der Langweiler" is a much slower and loveably lazy joint, incorporating a cosmic 808 drum groove mixed with arpeggiated Wurlizer chords and a grooving e-bassline sinking you deep into the late night groove.

                              On the flip and switching up the vibe again is "Der Maschine", which has frazzled electronic synths next to wooden hits and a playfully distorted drum machine to make for something that brims and bristles with dance floor energy in inventive new ways.

                              "Boring Times On Beleuse Five" is a tripped out sci-fi track with percolating drums and heavenly chords. It’s sparse and dynamic but with a compelling rhythm. "Discomania" is an exclusive and vinyl-only cover version of Piero Umiliani’s eponymous electronic disco classic, is a gorgeously spaced out disco instrumental with expressive keys, drums and percussion all adding up to something impossibly infectious.

                              This is another remarkable EP of effortlessly fused sounds, showcasing Glenn’s new steps exploring cosmic and electronically driven aesthetics.

                              STAFF COMMENTS

                              Matt says: Playful and trickski Glenn has a sound and outlook completely of his own. He's carved out this identity through some carefully constructed, sympathetic constructions that add an elven magic to a cauldron of downbeat, hip-hop, house raw elements. Almost impossible to describe but always fun to listen to!

                              TRACK LISTING

                              A1. Crack Is Wack
                              A2. Der Langweiler
                              B1. Der Maschine
                              B2. Boring Times No Beleuse Five

                              Five years after his critically acclaimed debut album "Throwback", electro-jazz futurist Glenn Astro returns with his ambitious and highly creative new album "Homespun". Made up of ten tracks spanning 45 minutes, the record twists and turns between electronic meditations, soulful vocals by Ajnascnet, and hi-tek electro, carving out a world of spacey eclecticism that is as nostalgic as it is experimental as it is mutant.

                              “This album is in all facets different from the first one, which was a deliberate decision. No vintage sounds and references, no sampling, combined with futuristic sound design and song structures. I tried to keep it as current and intuitive as possible,' he says.

                              Known for his chunky beats and fuzzy textures, Glenn Astro has released on labels such as Ninja Tune and Apollo, leaving a distinctive signature on everything he touches. But Glenn Astro has quietly been crafting a new sound for himself. Sometimes taking detours - morphing into his dark alter ego and experimenting with artist collaborations.

                              On the introspective first single and album title track “Homespun,” Ajnascent’s vocals lend a sincerity to the melancholic production. “It’s about the regret of not taking chances and giving in too much, but also about taking responsibility and being honest with yourself. Homespun is a nod to nostalgia and a desire for simplicity and prudence, being equally the culprit and the cure,” elaborates Ajnascent.

                              On “The Yancey,” an homage to J Dilla, Glenn Astro paints his vision of contemporary dance music with shimmering melodies, deep ambient soundscapes, and advanced drum programming. “Moreira” and “Look at You” feel like spaced-out electronic funk hybrids, while “Taking Care of Business” goes back to the future with Glenn Astro’s take on jungle. Other tracks such as “Mezzanine,” “Slow Poke Flange,” and “Viktor’s Meditation” provide the finest dubby electronics. It's a wide-screen, multi-dynamic experience from beginning to end and we're here in the shop absolutely f---in love it! 

                              STAFF COMMENTS

                              Matt says: Not content with letting Max Graef snag all the glory, Glenn Astro confidently lets one go on Tartelet. Rivalling his best mate's output with Employee "Homespun" is an epic, technicoloured, multi-genre opus for 2020. Humbly developing his style through myriad electronic devices the Berlin-based producer hits a creative purple patch.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              A1. Homespun (feat. Ajnascent)
                              A2. The Yancey
                              A3. Moreira
                              A4. Mezzanine (feat. Mirek)
                              A5. Look At You (feat. Ajnascent & Eyal Lovett)
                              B1. Elyisa (feat. Ajnascent)
                              B2. Slow Poke Flange
                              B3. Taking Care Of Business (Album Cut)
                              B4. MoStLy GhOsTlY
                              B5. Viktor’s Meditation

                              Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury

                              DROKK: Music Inspired By Mega-City One

                                After being completely sold out on vinyl, Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury’s "DROKK: Music Inspired By Mega-City One" has been reissued as a special edition on double LP with beautiful new bespoke packaging and bonus material. This incredible new package is designed by Marc Bessant and features a spined ‘sombre grey’ outer sleeve with deboss and die-cut revealing the reverse board inner sleeve and vinyl label.

                                "DROKK" is a synth heavy score with a relentless darkness, a cold atmosphere where the tension never drops. Although it is a soundtrack of sorts, Barrow and Salisbury instinctively felt that music for MC1 should steer clear of the rich orchestration common to many contemporary film scores. Even for electronica the music is often purposefully stark and spare, with the majority of tracks created exclusively on the Oberhiem 2 Voice Synthesizer with a cameo from Beak>.

                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                Barry says: Absolutely one of my favourite synth albums to this day, Barrow & Salisbury's DROKK is finally available again for everyone I constantly recommend it to. Brilliantly restrained atmospheres and dusty synth soundscapes perfectly capture the Dreddian atmosphere better than the original soundtrack could ever hope to (sorry Silvestri). An essential cinematic synth staple.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. Lawmaster / Pursuit
                                2. Helmet Theme
                                3. Titan Bound
                                4. 301-305
                                5. Justice One
                                6. Scope The Block
                                7. Exhale
                                8. Council Of Five
                                9. Puerto Luminae
                                10. Miami Lawgiver
                                11. Eagle
                                12. Clone Gunman
                                13. Inhale
                                14. Iso Hymn
                                15. 2T[FRU]T
                                16. Dome Horizon
                                17. End Them
                                18. Helmet Theme [Reprise]
                                19. The Men Who Never Learned
                                20. Heista
                                21. Cal
                                22. Dark Judges
                                23. Fish
                                24. Justice 1 (Demo)
                                25. Miami Lawgiver (Alt. Version)
                                26. Call-Me-Kenneth
                                27. Scope The Block (Alt. Version)

                                Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury

                                Free Fire: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                                  Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury return to score Ben Wheatley’s 1970s based epic shoot-out ‘Free Fire’, executively produced by Martin Scorsese.

                                  Compiled by director Ben Wheatley himself, the soundtrack will be released on CD and double LP, featuring the full score by Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury, dialogue from the film and licensed tracks (The Real Kids, Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Denver).

                                  ‘Free Fire’ sees Barrow and Salisbury take a huge directional curve away from their intense, synth-based Ivor Novello award winning score for ‘Ex Machina’, with the composers curating a prog rock, free jazz, psychedelic journey influenced by bands such as King Crimson, Camel and Magma and tips its hat to the Lalo Schifrin thriller genre scores of that era.

                                  Both the LP and CD will include a digital download card which features the full soundtrack as well as additional unheard bonus material not used in the score.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Where We Going?
                                  Do The Boob (The Real Kids)
                                  I’m I.I.F.M
                                  Sledgehammer Cracks Nut
                                  This Is Ord
                                  Docks Beat
                                  Step Into My Office
                                  Run Through The Jungle (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
                                  Raw Onions
                                  Come Out
                                  Gorgeous As Ever
                                  Money Count
                                  Nice Teeth
                                  Harlequins Reunion
                                  Steven’s Been Reprimanded
                                  Stevo Apologises
                                  Suck On This
                                  First Shot
                                  Mostly The Suit
                                  Martin Shot
                                  Will Everybody Calm The Fuck Down
                                  Good To Go
                                  Free Firing Gunshot Solo
                                  The Phone Rings
                                  Watch And Vern
                                  Crawl Chase
                                  So That’s What A Fucking Brain Looks Like
                                  Lead Lobotomy
                                  Poke Him In The Eye
                                  We Can’t All Be Nice Girls
                                  That’s Why I Appreciate The Arts
                                  Aiming For The Nose
                                  Oh Fuck
                                  Where Do You Think You’re Going Little Harry
                                  Annie’s Song (John Denver)
                                  A John Denver Story
                                  Justine’s Theme
                                  This Old Guitar (John Denver)

                                  Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury & Various Artists

                                  HANNA: Season 1 (Music From The Amazon Original Series)

                                    Invada Records and Lakeshore Records announce the release of the soundtrack to Amazon Prime’s ‘HANNA: Season 1’ on vinyl.

                                    Pressed on white double vinyl housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve.

                                    For the first time, composers Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow were able to put together a team of musicians to work together to form a collaborative score for the whole series.

                                    The soundtrack consists of tracks by Karen O and Beak>, plus an original score by Ben Salisbury, Geoff Barrow, The Insects, Simon Ashdown and Yann McCullough.

                                    “Because of the size of the ‘HANNA’ series, we had the opportunity to bring our own team of artists and composers. The producers had already contacted the amazing Karen O whose song ‘Anti-Lullaby’ formed a theme that was continued throughout the series. It was also great to work with our friends The Insects (Massive Attack co writers Bob Locke & Tim Norfolk), Simon Ashdown and music editor turned composer Yann McCullough” - Geoff Barrow

                                    Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ singer Karen-O’s wandering, ominous ‘Anti-Lullaby’ appears on the soundtrack along with her Goth rendition of Smashing Pumpkin’s ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’, with Beak>’s ‘Wulfstan II’ appropriately closing the album.

                                    The score for ‘HANNA: Season 1’ features layers of manipulated organic elements which composer Ben Salisbury describes thusly: “The score for the series was mainly inspired by the character of Hanna herself, and her forest upbringing. Even though the music is sometimes processed, it is always based on something real and organic rather than pure electronics. We often used layers of woodwind instruments (including some fairly unusual ethnic flutes and pipes) as a way of linking Hanna to the natural world in which she was brought up, and also to try and capture her fierce animal spirit and her sense of wonder as she experiences the ‘new world’ beyond the forest.” - Ben Salisbury

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    We Have Heller
                                    Anti-Lullaby (Karen O)
                                    Escaping The Hotel
                                    The Ghost Of Her Mother
                                    Relentless / Forest
                                    Bullet With Butterfly Wings (Karen O)
                                    Berlin Night Drive
                                    Always Hunted
                                    Eric's Theme
                                    Sensing Danger
                                    A Cornered Animal
                                    Marisa Held Hostage
                                    Eric Leaves Hanna
                                    Nice Paris Life
                                    Runway Ambush
                                    Wulfstan II (Beak>)

                                    Gary Bartz & Maisha

                                    Night Dreamer Direct-to-Disc Sessions - 2022 Repress

                                    The third release from Night Dreamer’s essential “Direct-to-Disc” sessions sees an incredible meeting between legendary US saxophonist Gary Bartz and leading UK spiritual jazz ensemble, Maisha, featuring two Bartz classics and three brand new joint songs written by both Bartz & Maisha in close collaboration.

                                    Having cut his teeth playing with the likes of Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Art Blakey and finally in 1970, Miles Davis at the peak of his electric period, Gary Bartz became a leading figure of the early-to-mid 70s spiritual jazz movement, releasing a string of ground-breaking albums on legendary NYC jazz label Prestige Records with his NTU Troop, featuring classics such as “Celestial Blues”, “Uhuru Dance” and “I’ve Known Rivers”, before collaborating on Blue Note Records with the Mizell Brothers on the anthemic jazz funk of “Music Is My Sanctuary”. An oeuvre much loved by soul jazzers and hip hop fans alike.

                                    Led by drummer Jake Long, Maisha have been central to the UK’s jazz explosion, and have fast become the UK’s most exciting and in-demand young spiritual jazz ensemble, from steller shows at Jazz re:freshed, Total Refreshment Centre & Church of Sound and supporting the Sun Ra Arkestra, to releasing their critically acclaimed debut LP, “There Is A Place” on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings in 2018. Theirs is an organic & explosive sound that blends influences from afrobeat and broken beat to Persian music, with a deep love and understanding of jazz, particularly the heritage of spiritual jazz led by titans such as Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane and of course, Gary Bartz.

                                    Which makes this collaboration even more special. Bartz was first invited to share a stage with Maisha by Gilles Peterson to headline the inaugural We Out Here festival. Their chemistry was rich and instantaneous, certainly a two-way street, with the young musicians reinvigorating the legend’s performance and wowing the intergenerational festival audience. A European tour followed, including a London Jazz Festival highlight at the Royal Festival Hall, celebrating the 50th anniversary of his album “Another Earth”, originally featuring fellow legends, Pharoah Sanders, Charles Tolliver, Stanley Cowell, and John Coltrane’s own bassist, Reggie Workman. Now the relationship has evolved into a special straight-to-disc recording for Night Dreamer Records, that captures the vitality of their collaboration. Whilst Bartz and Maisha reinvent classic Bartz compositions “Uhuru Sasa” and “Dr Follows Dance”, extending the pieces into long piece improvised grooves, their recording session gave birth to three brand new joint compositions, written the very same day. These include the propulsive “Leta’s Dance” that magically combines the Bartz’ soulful musical lyricism with Maisha’s African-jazz influences, and the organic jazz funk of “Harlem to Haarlem”, featuring a hot solo from guest trumpeter Axel Kaner-Lidstrom of Cykada & Levitation Orchestra fame.

                                    Like previous Night Dreamer efforts from afrobeat star Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, and the beautiful collaboration between Brazilian stars Seu Jorge & Rogê, the album was recorded in Haarlem’s Artone Studio, a stones throw from Amsterdam, in just one-take, straight-to-disc, avoiding postproduction embellishments and retaining the purity of the performance lost in modern recording techniques.

                                    This record really is an event, in and of itself, a meeting of talents, minds, generations and zeitgeist moments, captured in a unique and pure manner. The music does not disappoint, as Maisha have been inspired to reach new heights whilst we find Bartz truly reinvigorated, and both artists in tune to the spirit of the other.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    A1 - Harlem To Haarlem
                                    A2 - The Stank
                                    B1 - Leta's Dance
                                    B2 - Uhuru Sasa
                                    B3 - Dr Follows Dance

                                    Gary Bartz, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad

                                    Jazz Is Dead 006

                                    The shadow that Gary Bartz casts over the last six decades of progressive Black music, and his continued dedication to same, makes him a logical and very welcome contributor to the Jazz Is Dead label. An alto saxophonist steeped in the history and tradition of his instrument who is also restlessly experimental and not prone to purism of any kind, he enjoys both the respect and admiration of his peers and the hero worship of several generations after him – including Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, which inevitably led to Gary Bartz JID 006.

                                    A look at his body of work reveals dalliances with bebop, hard bop, free jazz, spiritual jazz, soul jazz, jazz-funk, fusion and acid jazz, all while resolutely remaining unmistakably Gary Bartz. There's early work with Eric Dolphy and McCoy Tyner in Charles Mingus' Jazz Workshop, work with Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln, a stint in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, and also one with Miles. There's his groundbreaking and highly influential Ntu Troop albums of the early ‘70s and his jazz-funk work including two classic albums with the Mizell Brothers, one of which supplied A Tribe Called Quest with a sample that was smooth like butter. And while on the subject of samples, the Bartz catalog has provided hip-hop and other genres with a rich source of them, and artists who have gone to his well when producing beats also include Black Sheep, Jurassic 5, Casual, RPM, Warren G, Photek, Statik Selektah, Chi-Ali, 3rd Bass, Showbiz, ZTrip, Young Disciples, and many others.

                                    The socio-political content of much of Bartz’s work, particularly during the early ‘70s, is another factor that has captured the attention of and influenced many. He was wide awake to the pressing issues of his day, which sadly haven't changed much in a half-century—long before the term "woke" was ever coined—which adds continued relevance and resonance to albums like the two Harlem Bush Music LPs. Speaking his mind and expressing thoughts and feelings lyrically and vocally were a consistent aspect of his work during this era, but even with all this there's always still a space within Gary's oeuvre for the celebration of simple and beautiful basic truths. “Working with Gary Bartz epitomizes the ethos behind Jazz Is Dead,” says Younge. “He’s a luminary that has contributed so much to music culture, for decades. His musical ability is expanding with age and we’re honored to be a part of his world.”

                                    "Day By Day" brings Bartz full circle by placing him in a more modern context which he contributed to creating in the first place. It takes certain sonic cues from Muhammad's old group, A Tribe Called Quest, while also calling to mind neo-soul a little bit. But the icing on the cake is the unexpected and gorgeous vocal chorus which is like the sun coming out and which once again harks back to an element familiar to Mizell fans. With its propulsive bassline steadily prodding the track along, "The Message" is strongly rooted in classic ‘70s modal jazz and serves as the spiritual and emotional centerpiece of the album. The instrumental interplay and textures would have been perfectly at home on the Black Jazz label even though there's also a certain almost intangible postmodern, 21st century approach to that style, perfectly in keeping with Bartz's well-known tendency to look forward, not backwards.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    A1. Spiritual Ideation
                                    A2. Visions Of Love
                                    A3. Black & Brown
                                    A4. Blue Jungles
                                    B1. Day By Day
                                    B2. Distant Mode
                                    B3. The Message
                                    B4. Soulsea

                                    A beautiful, dreamlike expression of spiritual jazz recorded at a time when the idiom was completely out of vogue, Gary Bias' East 101 remains little known even by cult-classic standards, but its free-flowing approach demands attention from listeners who believe this kind of LP ceased to exist somewhere around the late 1970s. Recorded with a stellar supporting cast including vibist Rickey Kelly, bassist Roberto Miranda, and pianist David Tillman, Bias unspools a suite of deeply soulful and profoundly far-reaching original compositions that vividly evoke the blue skies of the record's Los Angeles origins. His flute and soprano saxophone somehow divine gravitas from weightlessness, creating music that challenges as much as it comforts.
                                    Jason Ankeny/AMG

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Side A:
                                    1. Asiki
                                    2. Dear Violet
                                    3. Arthur’s Vamp

                                    Side B:
                                    1. East 101
                                    2. As Children PLay

                                    Gina Birch

                                    I Play My Bass Loud

                                      London-based Gina Birch began her storied career in music in 1977 when she formed the feminist punk band The Raincoats with fellow Hornsey School of Art student, Ana da Silva. Gina and Ana witnessed an early performance by The Slits and although neither of them knew how to play any instruments, they knew they had to start a band. Just months after they picked up their instruments they were on stage doing their thing around London and the UK in the fledgling and groundbreaking punk rock scene. The Raincoats quickly developed a large and loyal groups of fans and supporters, among them Red Krayola, Swell Maps and Geoff Travis and his new record label, Rough Trade. The Raincoats went on to record 3 albums for Rough Trade that are frequently found on lists of the most important records of the punk rock era and are still name checked as influences by artists today.

                                      Originally, The Raincoats broke up in 1984 but were talked into reforming in 1994 when Kurt Cobain asked them to go on tour in support of Nirvana (sadly, that never happened). With a renewed interest in the band led by Kurt and Kim Gordon, The Raincoats records were reissued with liner notes by Kurt and Kim themselves. Worldwide tours and a brand new 4th album on DGC resulted in 1996. The Raincoats still perform today for special events and have started their own record label, We Three Records, to handle their back catalog.

                                      Gina is a respected painter, a celebrated filmmaker and video director (directing videos for The Libertines and New Order to name a few) and is a mother of 2 wonderful daughters. She has formed and fronted the band Dorothy and The Hangovers.

                                      In September of 2021, Gina released her first ever solo single, Feminist Song, on Third Man Records in celebration of the opening of their brand new London location. Now Third Man release Gina’s brand new and first ever solo full length album, I Play My Bass Loud, recorded by Martin “Youth” Glover from Killing Joke and featuring Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth.

                                      Galya Bisengalieva

                                      "Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                                        Following the release of Netflix’s inspiring documentary short, ‘Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive’, Galya Bisengalieva presents her official soundtrack, via One Little Independent Records.

                                        To accompany the gruelling journey of freediver Johanna Nordblad as she tries to break the world record for distance travelled under ice with one breath, Galya has crafted an expert ambient narration that highlights the rising intensity toward the films looming climax.

                                        Galya uses warped solo violin techniques and electronically manipulated strings to produce compelling and emotive compositions that induce complete submersion. The soundtrack commands attention while giving the characters their own space to breathe.

                                        “Employs swirling drones and saturated textures to evoke a fragmented world” - MOJO.

                                        “[The tracks] beautifully storyboard the titular film, but also stand on their own as life-affirming ambient pieces” - Electronic Sound.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        First Dive
                                        The Crash
                                        Elina’s Fears
                                        Melting Ice
                                        Lake öllöri
                                        Should I Panic About Dying?
                                        The Night Before
                                        The Dive

                                        Glen Branca

                                        The Acsension - 2022 Reissue

                                          Glenn Branca’s first full-length album The Ascension is a colossal achievement. After touring much of 1980 with an all-star band featuring four guitarists (Branca, fellow composers Ned Sublette and David Rosenbloom, and future Sonic Youth member Lee Ranaldo) along with Jeffrey Glenn on bass and Stephan Wischerth on drums, Branca took his war-torn group into a studio in Hell’s Kitchen to record five incendiary compositions. Originally released in the summer of 1981, The Ascension effectively tears down the genre-ghettos between 20th century avant-garde and ecstatic rock ’n’ roll.

                                          On “The Spectacular Commodity,” chiming, shimmering tones unfold into sinister drone-territory à la Tony Conrad, while abrasive guitars and repetitive beats retain the raw primitivism of No Wave. The title track attains a densely packed, larger-than-life sound and (as author Marc Masters says best) “never stops climbing skyward.” With artist Robert Longo’s stark front cover that depicts Branca battling an unidentified man, The Ascension is a must-have record not only for fans of early Swans and Sonic Youth, but also of Steve Reich or Slint’s Tweez.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. Lesson No. 2
                                          2. The Spectacular Commodity
                                          3. Structure
                                          4. Lightfield (In Consonance)
                                          5. The Ascension

                                          Gary Bredow

                                          The Belleville Three - High Tech Soul - The Creation Of Techno Music

                                            "Bredow's cast of alumni - the holy trinity o f Atkins, May & Saunderson at the front - fill out this tale with passion, pride and, oddly for music of the future, nostalgia too." - Dazed and Confused

                                            "An enjoyable education into the music, the city and the main players past, present and future." - DJ Magazine

                                            Cologne-based, multi-instrumentalist and creative jazz powerhouse Gianni Brezzo presents his full-length LP "Tutto Passa," arriving via Berlin's Jakarta Records May 5th.

                                            Gianni Brezzo is the jazz affiliated band / studio project headed by Cologne-based producer & creative maestro Marvin Horsch, whose diverse musical profile is reflected both in his scene-hopping as well as his creative output. Besides producing cologne bands like Keshavara, Woman and Xul Zolar, Gianni has released a number of EP and LP's since 2017, culminating most recently with "The Awakening" EP in 2021 on Jakarta Records. While Gianni's works are usually instrumental only, "The Awakening" featured vocal appearances from Berlin/Tel Aviv based singer / producer J.Lamotta and soul singer Otis Junior from Louisville, Kentucky. Gianni's tracks have consistently placed on Editorial Lists including Spotify's "State Of Jazz" and "Café / Croissant", and most recently was synced in an episode of Gossip Girl for HBO US.

                                            Gianni's new LP, "Tutto Passa" is a meditation around Marvin's relationship to Italian culture, accompanied by research into Italian composers of the 60's / 70's such as Piero Umiliani, Stelvio Cipriani, Piero Piccioni and Armando Trovajoli to more recent work by Sven Wunder. Sonically rich, the album rides a sonic wave similar to some Matthew Halsall, Surprise Chef, El Michels Affair and BadBadNotGood all rolled into one beautifully luscious work. Jakarta is ecstatic to share such a career-defining work.

                                            The albums 1st single, "Il Sole" will be released Wednesday, March 2nd with the LP pre-order announcement that Friday, March 4th to capitalize on Bandcamp Friday. The track is a perfect sonic voyage that encapsulates the growth of Gianni's sound and gives a sonic peak into the LP. Subtle, yet lush layers of synths, horns, keys and strong, beat-driven percussion all ebb and flow together, bringing to mind the finest Library Themes of Umiliani, Sven Wunder, Janko Nilovic and others. Visualizer accompaniments for all singles provided by Robert Winter and his DIE OTTOS crew that perfectly captures the sonic mood.

                                            The LP's 2nd single, "Capture This," will be released March 30th and is a splash of pure, groovy, jazz-funk. Instantly catchy, the track will have you imagining yourself in a movie that perfectly captures the musical themes: playful flutes, crisp, fluid guitar riffs, heart-pulling strings, all held together by a strong, swingin' drum groove.

                                            The third single is the stunning, swirling, thematic track "Rising Of My Mind." Careful layers of harmonized brass, flutes, percussion ebb & flow, bubbling up to the acoustic surface like sonic ripples effortlessly bursting from Gianni's auditory palette. Only reaching the tracks full crescendo more than 2 minutes in, "Rising Of My Mind" is on that finest jazz tip, raising Gianni's musical caliber into the skies.

                                            Focus track is the effortlessly smooth, soulful jazz-funk piece, "Torino." Certified fresh, the progression gives you that euphoric, elated feeling, like you're finally arrived at that special place you never knew existed, but were always meant to find.

                                            "Tutto Passa" is a project with a variety of moods ranging from Arthur Verocai and David Axelrod inspired arrangements to lush, thematic jazz progressions with a swingin' percussive edge. It's a timeless release, one that would sit just as well in 1972 as it does in 2022, and one that, as Gianni says:

                                            "…reflects exactly the feeling I had last year when I was in Italy with my own family. As a musician, I was looking for the challenge of a more orchestral approach on this album, which I hoped to achieve with my arsenal from the Cologne jazz scene and the support of musicians from around the world."

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1. Il Consiglio
                                            2. Capture This
                                            3. Il Sole
                                            4. Rising Of My Mind
                                            5. Anima
                                            6. Meditation
                                            7. Torino
                                            8. Vieni Con Me
                                            9. Now
                                            10. Fiore Della Mia Vita
                                            11. Auguria

                                            Tunel Hacia Tí (Tunnel Toward You) is a collection of early compositions by Germán Bringas of Portales, Mexico City. This album features songs from his lost cassette ambient jazz opus, "Caminatas" (Hikes), it’s spiritual successor, "Exposción Al Vacio" (Vacuum Exposure), and unreleased works created between '91-'00. Every instrument heard on this release was played by Bringas, and recorded in a studio in the back of his home. Sixteen unheard works from the Mexican jazz synesthete. Bringas plays with a delicate balance between experiment & pastoral spaciousness, sounding like Coltrane scoring a Tarkovsky film.

                                            Germán’s pieces are informed by his synesthetic experience. As he plays, he witnesses color coordinating with each note. His earliest experience of this cross-sensory ability came from playing his parents piano when he was young. Exploring the keys, a spectrum of color presented itself, and he began searching for colors he preferred. He discovered an enticing shade of blue, which unbeknownst to him at the time, was a jazz chord. In the following years, he attended school at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música and was classically trained in piano and composition. The Conservatorio was extremely demanding, and didn’t appreciate his innate talents to play by ear. He was fed up with the indoctrinating way they taught, which coincided with a lecture he attended by Carlos Casteñeda. Inspired by the teachings, he left school behind to start a group with his friends to practice meditative exercises loosely based off Casteñeda’s Tensegrity movements to expand the body and mind. His friends and he spent years going into the woods and training as quasi-disciples of the Castañedian path. In those times, Germán developed a new approach to music, letting go of the formality of his classical training, and rediscovering his childhood experience to play from feeling. Learning trumpet, saxophone, and native Mexican instruments all to his own design, he followed his synesthetic experience to guide his compositions. He was compelled to record the discoveries he was making, so he produced a string of cassettes, only enough to pass around to friends & local collectors.

                                            In his earliest works, you can hear the influence of his time spent in the tranquility of the woods colliding with the frenzy of the city he grew up in. Combining inspiration he obtained from ECM Records virtuosos, Mexican Rock-in-opposition, visionary jazz artists, and otherworldly sci-fi films like Blade Runner and Stalker, his songs ebb and flow between serene synths and chaotic bursts of emotive horns. In addition to these compositions, he started an experimental music club in his house in Portales called Jazzorca. At Jazzorca, which is still running to this day, he would share his pensive movements with a small group of dedicated music lovers. Germán truly created a world of his own through these works, and his sound is singular when held up to Mexican music from the same era.

                                            Currently, Germán makes drums out of propane tanks in his backyard, he produces experimental CDs under his own label, and plays live regularly at Jazzorca. You might catch him strolling through his neighborhood in Portales at sunset, soaking in the influence of the city sounds and their associated colors he witnesses.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Exposicion Al Vacio
                                            Painani Iii
                                            Nuevas Visiones De Luz
                                            El Cielo
                                            Tunel Hacia Ti
                                            Blues For Lyle
                                            Sim Y El Campo
                                            Beyond Skin
                                            Runner Blues
                                            What Nobody Took Care

                                            George Washington Brown

                                            On The Night Plain

                                              This release contains the finest songs the old man has ever committed to tape - a smorgasbord which encompasses expansive sonic meanderings, unselfconscious indie-rock thrashing, sad-eyed melodrama and the kind of wised-up humour we might expect from a statesman and scholar with such a track record, but which is a rarity in these youthquaking, moronically-earnest and docile times. Here we have George Washington Brown comprehensively topping his past endeavours, having created a truly cherishable thing - a humanistic modern record, a gift from one adventurer to others. For fans of Guided by Voices, Animal Collective, Van Dyke Parks and the Elephant 6 collective.

                                              Gavin Bryars

                                              The Sinking Of The Titanic - 2022 Reissue

                                                Gavin Bryars was born in Yorkshire, England in 1943. His first musical forays were as a jazz bassist working in the early 1960s with improvisors Derek Bailey and Tony Oxley. Bryars later worked with composers John Cage and Cornelius Cardew, founded the Portsmouth Sinfonia and collaborated with Brian Eno on his famed Obscure imprint.

                                                The Sinking of the Titanic, Bryars’ first major composition, was inspired by the tragic event of the British passenger liner’s cross-Atlantic maiden voyage. Bryars eloquently reconstructs the passengers’ experience – at once forlorn and eerily calming – through assemblages of understated strings and indeterminate elements. A core principle of the piece is that the ship’s band continued to play as the vessel went down. One of the most sublime works in the modern classical canon, Titanic remains Bryars’ magnum opus.

                                                Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet, the album’s second sidelong track, is based on a tape loop of a London street singer captured in the early 1970s. Featuring Derek Bailey, Michael Nyman and John White, Bryars’ composition gradually builds around the cripplingly poignant voice until its emotional force is almost too much to bare. It’s no surprise that Jesus’ Blood is known as Tom Waits’ all-time favorite piece of music.

                                                Produced by Brian Eno in 1975 as the inaugural release on Obscure, The Sinking of the Titanic draws the listener in to a majestic world. While these exquisite, hymn-like recordings have not changed in nearly 50 years, their deeply personal nature and the audience’s attention to their subtlety have only strengthened over time.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1. The Sinking Of The Titanic
                                                2. Jesus? Blood Never Failed Me Yet

                                                Gavin Bryars

                                                A Portrait

                                                  A double album celebrating the 60th birthday of this wonderful musician. Gavin Bryars is one of Britain's foremost contemporary composers. His work draws together minimalism, ECM style 'chamber-jazz' and classical music creating a sound that merges them all into a perfect symbiosis of sound. The brilliant "Cello Concerto (Farewll To Philosophy)" is just one highlight on this excellent set.

                                                  When acclaimed South African musician Guy Buttery first sought out Dr. Kanada Narahari in late 2016, it was as his patient.

                                                  “It was a dark time.” Buttery recalls, “I had been bedridden for months and had been suffering from debilitating bouts of fatigue which no diagnosis or medication could help me get to the bottom of. When I first met Kanada, I was at the stage where even picking up my guitar to make music had become a joyless and taxing exercise.”

                                                  As Buttery’s searched for a cure, a family member recommended he see Kanada an Ayurvedic doctor who had relocated to South Africa from India and set up a practice in Durban. It was during this consultation, that the musician first experienced how Narahari infused the healing properties of Indian Classical music into his practice. Rather than treating him with a smorgasbord of pharmaceuticals, Narahari played his sitar and set Buttery on a strict daily diet of Raga’s to fast track his recovery.

                                                  Buttery was not only struck by his doctor’s musical talents but by the powerful healing properties inherent in his sitar compositions. When he left Narahari’s doctors room that afternoon, he asserts he was feeling decidedly clearer, lighter and stronger.

                                                  “Diving into Kanada’s music was definitely one of the reasons I'm still here today.” he admits. “The consistent tonal centre at the heart of Indian Classical Music, literally became my support pillar over this period. A central core of sorts in which to fall back on, strengthen and discover.”

                                                  Narahari as it turned out, was not only a prominent music therapist (and one of the only Ayurvedic doctors practicing in South Africa) but like Buttery, a highly accomplished musician with a devoted following back in his homeland.

                                                  Born in a small village along the Western Ghats in Karnataka, India, Narahari, at the age of nine, had enrolled to study Carnatic classical vocal and developed an interest in Hindustani Classical music with a particular passion for the sitar. While Buttery had secured his reputation as one of South Africa’s musical treasures, a multi-instrumentalist who commands sold-out performances both locally and internationally and more recently had been awarded the prestigious 2018 Standard Bank Young Artist for Music.
                                                  From this consultation, a friendship developed between the two musicians with Buttery soon inviting Narahari to join him in his studio. But it wasn’t all plain sailing in the beginning. While Buttery and Narahari’s sensibilities were very much aligned, there were a range of cultural and musical influences, nuances and inflections that first needed to be navigated and understood.
                                                  “I suppose we had to find a common ground.” Buttery says, before adding, “Which in the end turned out to be pretty "uncommon ground" for the both of us.”
                                                  It was after a few intensive sessions together that something exhilarating began to emerge. What began as a few idle improvisations soon evolved into feverish and lengthier jams. Whenever time permitted, the musicians would meet, descending deeper into the emerging sounds, while reimagining the realms that existed between their African and Indian heritages.
                                                  Over the next few months, the duo would rack up over fifteen hours of recordings in studio, and it was up to Buttery to shape the material into an album which they collectively titled Nāḍī, which Narahari translates from the Sanskrit as "The Channel" or "An Internal River".

                                                  During this period, Narahari bestowed upon Buttery, the moniker Guruji while Guy would refer to him, in affectionate return, as Panditji. Each time the musicians would meet, the studio space would be cleared by an impromptu ritual, with Guruji burning African Imphepho while Panditji would chant a Sanskrit mantra dusting Indian Agarbatti clouds over their instruments.

                                                  Once the room had been made hazy with this aromatic alchemy (with the ancestors welcomed in) the musicians would pick up their instruments and plunge into shimmering tides of sound. Reflecting on these sessions, Narahari recalls the immense creative freedom he felt throughout: “Guy and I tried to wander as much as possible, without any speculative, preoccupied ideologies or limitations. Love remained at the forefront of our journey together.”

                                                  “Those evenings we spent together in the studio” adds Buttery, “felt incredibly rich with purpose and a profound sense of freedom. While improvising, anything could happen and mostly did.”

                                                  On a first listen, the tracks on Nāḍī emerge as salty, humid invocations to the inscrutable depths and misty myths of the Indian ocean-- that vast body of water that stretches between, and laps the shorelines, of the artists’ respective homelands.

                                                  When asked to describe the sound him and Narahari refined, Buttery prefers to relay a series of evocative images.

                                                  “For me” he explains, “Nāḍī is a lighthouse, a beacon that resides at the bottom of the ocean.” As Buttery envisions it, “what once offered light to guide ships to safety, has been submerged and re-purposed by marine life as a coral-reef temple. Similarly, this sunken lighthouse exists as a concealed cenotaph, memorializing the ancient sea-routes and passages that once connected the two distant lands.”

                                                  On paper this may sound obscure but listening to the songs, it serves as an apt metaphor.

                                                  Across each meditative movement, listeners are able to relive the journey, immersing themselves in a series of incantations, replete with high dynamics, delicate African-Indian inflections and virtuoso string playing of an entirely new order. Further complimenting the fusion of musical dialects are a range of guest artists including Shane Cooper on bass, Thandi Ntuli on vocals, Chris Letcher on organ, Ronan Skillen on tabla and percussion and Julian Redpath on guitar, synth and backing vocals.

                                                  Now like the submerged lighthouse, the recordings stand as a monument, a marker and snapshot of this fortuitous meeting, a tribute to the healing gifts of Guruji and Panditji in performance. It’s a process that already, both musicians look back on with reverence and nostalgia.

                                                  Buttery ruminates in closing, that when he first met Kanada his illness correlated with the biggest drought South Africa had experienced in many years “…for whatever reason, whenever we would connect and make music together, the sky would tend to open. Even if it was just a few drops. This went on for months, until finally the drought dissipated and my health had been restored.”

                                                  By the time the heavens did open across the East Coast, a deep friendship had been forged and with it abundant musical offerings poured down. A treasured sample of which we able to share in every time we press play and immerse ourselves in the sacrosanct musical universe that is Nāḍī.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  A1. Kya Baat
                                                  A2. Sonokota
                                                  A3. Ghandar
                                                  A4. Bakithi
                                                  B1. Miyan
                                                  B2. Raag Kirwani - Gat In Teentaal
                                                  B3. A Dichotomy Of Sorts

                                                  Gerry Cinnamon

                                                  Erratic Cinematic

                                                    Erratic Cinematic is the hugely anticipated debut album from ‘first class warrior-poet’ Gerry Cinnamon. The anthemic tracks, laced with social commentary have captured the imagination of audiences up and down the country. Gerry Cinnamon’s music crosses generations in a way that only a handful of wordsmiths can – relatable, relevant and a true storyteller. Unsigned and unmatched in his ability to operate outside of the mainstream Gerry has become a cult hero and force to be reckoned with. In an age of information overload, it’s clear Gerry Cinnamon cuts through the noise. No longer is the intermediary power with the label or the media. It is between the artist and the listener. Gerry Cinnamon embodies this. The reaction to this critically acclaimed debut album has affirmed Gerry Cinnamon’s place as a writer as well as a inimitable live act. than an artist but a phenomenon, paving the way for the next generation of DIY pioneers.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    What Have You Done
                                                    Fortune Favours
                                                    The Bold
                                                    Erratic Cinematic
                                                    Diamonds In The Mud
                                                    War TV

                                                    Gerry Cinnamon

                                                    The Bonny

                                                      Gerry’s eagerly anticipated second album ‘The Bonny’ is out on his own Little Runaway label.

                                                      “It’s probably not smart to release during a lockdown when the shops are closed and everyone’s isolating but no chance I’m letting folk down. Never gave a fuck about numbers anyway not gny start now. Albums out April 17”.

                                                      He’s already exceeded 115 million plays at Spotify, including the recent singles ‘Dark Days’ and ‘Sun Queen’. Everything that Gerry has achieved has been done entirely independently via his own label Little Runaway. It’s the result of making a connection with fans in the purest way. His songs tell relatable stories which have captured the imagination of audiences up and down the country. Gerry makes a habit of whipping the audience into a frenzy which sees them leaving on a high and wanting more!

                                                      Gerry Cinnamon

                                                      The Bonny - Definitive Edition

                                                        After ‘The Bonny’ went straight to Number 1 in the UK and Ireland in April, like everyone else, Gerry had to reschedule his 2020 dates until next year. With over 200,000 tickets sold in the UK and Ireland, he was preparing for his biggest ever tour, one of the biggest in the UK, firmly establishing him as one the top live artists in the country. And he was making waves abroad, set to tour in the US, Australia and throughout Europe. With all that on hold until 2021, he took stock and kept creating with more new music expected next year. The Bonny is already the third biggest selling UK album released in 2020 and the Definitive version also includes new recordings of two fan favourites that can finally be included on an LP.

                                                        “Been waiting a long time to get those tunes back,” explains Gerry, “Should have been on the first album but that's what happens when you trust the wrong people.Ghost was written around the same time as Kampfire Vampire, Fickle McSelfish, and Roll the Credits so it’s good to have them all on the same record.”

                                                        Ghost is classic Gerry and illustrates why he has become one of the most popular artists in the UK and beyond – lyrics sparking rich imagery, reminding the listener of their own life, while deftly telling his own story (“turn into a ghost if you want to disappear, cry tears for someone else some place where I can’t hear”). Anthemic hooks melt with bittersweet sentiment. Certain fan-favourite, Ghost is made for those days when we are all back together and singing our hearts out alongside him.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        Kampfire Vampire
                                                        War Song Soldier
                                                        Where We’re Going
                                                        Head In The Clouds
                                                        Dark Days
                                                        The Bonny
                                                        Sun Queen
                                                        Roll The Credits
                                                        Fickle McSelfish
                                                        Six String Gun
                                                        Every Man’s Truth

                                                        Gary Clail Sound System

                                                        Electric Skies / Twisted Love (Dub)

                                                          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2018 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                          10" Vinyl - (500) copies Limited Edition cut at 33rpm. This double A-side is the result of a series of sessions that took place throughout 2017, when Gary collaborated with producer Mike Bennett.

                                                          Gene Clark

                                                          No Other - Reissue

                                                            Gene Clark’s 1974 masterpiece gets the reappraisal it’s long overdue.

                                                            “One of the greatest albums ever made. Initially celebrated for its obscurity, No Other is now celebrated for its magnificence. It was in every way a magnum opus: epic, sprawling, poetic, choral, rococo.” The Guardian

                                                            On the eve of what would have been American singer-songwriter and Byrds founding member Gene Clark’s 75th birthday comes the reissue of one of his finest works, No Other. Released in 1974 on Asylum Records, a year after the Byrds shortlived reunion, Gene reached for the stars with No Other; a psychedelic rock, folk, country and soul record that famously cost a small fortune to make. Although received warmly by critics, it flopped and was soon deleted, a failure Gene never came to terms with.

                                                            However, as The New York Times wrote around the record’s 40th anniversary in 2014, “hindsight has burnished No Other, as it has redeemed other albums that went on to be reconstructed as rock repertory, like Big Star’s Third/Sister Lovers and Lou Reed’s Berlin,” with the album now being increasingly recognised as one of the greatest of its time, if not all time.

                                                            45 years on and recently remastered at Abbey Road, 4AD have given No Other the reappraisal it deserves. 

                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                            Darryl says: Recently remastered at Abbey Road and 45 years on from its original release 4AD are giving Gene Clark’s 1974 masterpiece it’s long overdue reissue. Available on black vinyl, standard CD, a limited deluxe CD edition in a hardbound book cover, and an all encompassing and sumptuous silver box set containing vinyl, three SACD’s, Blu-Ray and an 80 page hardbound book.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            LP & CD Tracklist:
                                                            No Other (Remastered)
                                                            1. Life’s Greatest Fool
                                                            2. Silver Raven
                                                            3. No Other
                                                            4. Strength Of Strings
                                                            5. From A Silver Phial
                                                            6. Some Misunderstanding
                                                            7. The True One
                                                            8. Lady Of The North

                                                            2CD Tracklist:
                                                            No Other (Remastered)
                                                            1. Life’s Greatest Fool
                                                            2. Silver Raven
                                                            3. No Other
                                                            4. Strength Of Strings
                                                            5. From A Silver Phial
                                                            6. Some Misunderstanding
                                                            7. The True One
                                                            8. Lady Of The North

                                                            No Other (Sessions 1)
                                                            1. From A Silver Phial (Version 4)
                                                            2. Silver Raven (Version 2)
                                                            3. Some Misunderstanding (Version 3)
                                                            4. Life’s Greatest Fool (Version 2)
                                                            5. Train Leaves Here This Morning (Version 2)
                                                            6. Lady Of The North (Version 2)
                                                            7. The True One (Version 2)
                                                            8. Strength Of Strings (Version 2)
                                                            9. No Other (Version 2)

                                                            Deluxe Boxset Tracklist:
                                                            No Other (Remastered)
                                                            1. Life’s Greatest Fool
                                                            2. Silver Raven
                                                            3. No Other
                                                            4. Strength Of Strings
                                                            5. From A Silver Phial
                                                            6. Some Misunderstanding
                                                            7. The True One
                                                            8. Lady Of The North

                                                            No Other (Sessions 1)
                                                            1. From A Silver Phial (Version 4)
                                                            2. Silver Raven (Version 2)
                                                            3. Some Misunderstanding (Version 3)
                                                            4. Life’s Greatest Fool (Version 2)
                                                            5. Train Leaves Here This Morning (Version 2)
                                                            6. Lady Of The North (Version 2)
                                                            7. The True One (Version 2)
                                                            8. Strength Of Strings (Version 2)
                                                            9. No Other (Version 2)

                                                            No Other (Sessions 2)
                                                            1. From A Silver Phial (Version 1)
                                                            2. Life’s Greatest Fool (Version 1)
                                                            3. No Other (Version 1)
                                                            4. Lady Of The North (Version 1)
                                                            5. Some Misunderstanding (Version 1)
                                                            6. Silver Raven (Version 1)
                                                            7. Train Leaves Here This Morning (Version 1)
                                                            8. The True One (Version 1)
                                                            9. Strength Of Strings (Version 1)
                                                            10. Life’s Greatest Fool (Single Version)
                                                            11. Silver Raven (Single Edit)

                                                            Exclusive 7”
                                                            A. Life’s Greatest Fool (Single Version)
                                                            AA. Train Leaves Here This Morning (Version 1)

                                                            The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Making Of No Other By Paul Kendall
                                                            No Other (Alternate Audio Versions)
                                                            No Other (HD Audio Remaster)
                                                            No Other (5.1 Surround Mix)
                                                            No Other (1974 Vinyl Master)
                                                            No Other (2019 Stereo Remix

                                                            80 Page Hardbound Book
                                                            Extensive Liner Notes
                                                            Previously Unpublished Photographs
                                                            Essays By Andrew Perry, Jon Einarson, Johnny Rogan, Martin Aston & Sid Griffin.

                                                            Gabriella Cohen’s debut solo full-length is the product of ten days and two microphones. Co-produced alongside close friend, bandmate and engineer Kate ‘Babyshakes’ Dillon, the record is the result of what Cohen describes as the “ceremony” of reflecting on a relationship.

                                                            The album’s raw, personal side could be traced back to its place of birth at Dillon’s parents’ place in the country, or to the Brisbane streets the songs were composed in. The songs are soaked in the kind of aching nostalgia that is tinged with equal measures of sadness and triumph. On ‘I Don’t Feel So Alive’ Cohen warns: “This could be the last time we get together” and on one hand it’s melancholy but it’s in the spirit of endings that are also beginnings. After finishing the record, Cohen and Dillon hit the road down Australia’s East Coast, from Brisbane to Melbourne, a truck full of instruments and gear following in their wake.

                                                            There are two sides to Cohen’s coin though - for every moment of raw, cutting emotion, there’s one of otherworldly ethereality. It’s what makes the record feel timeless, which doesn’t mean old-fashioned - it means that the vocoder on ‘Feelin’ Fine’ and the fuzzy, frenzied drums of ‘Alien Anthem’ don’t feel at odds with the dreamy, ambling melodies and old-school ethos at the heart of Cohen’s songwriting.

                                                            ‘Full Closure And No Details’ is a definitional labour of love: when Cohen talks about her collaborators she sounds like she’s talking about her family - her bass player and backing singers, ring-ins that recorded after Cohen and Dillon finished up in the country, are ‘dear friends’; and Dillon is her ‘sister’. The songs were written on Cohen’s grandpa’s nylon string guitar and ‘Piano Song’ was recorded on Dillon’s parents’ old, out-of-tune upright, the same piano she learned on as a child.

                                                            “‘Full Closure And No Details’ is quietly impressive - a slowburning fusion of defiance and heartache.” - The Guardian

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            I Don’t Feel So Alive
                                                            Sever The Walls
                                                            Piano Song
                                                            Feelin’ Fine
                                                            Dream Song
                                                            This Could Be Love
                                                            Alien Anthem

                                                            Gabriella Cohen

                                                            Pink Is The Colour Of Unconditional Love

                                                              Australia’s sweetheart, Gabriella Cohen struck gold with the release of her internationally acclaimed debut, Full Closure and No Details in 2016. After extensively touring the album worldwide and sharing the stage with musical heavyweights like The Flaming Lips, Marlon Williams and Rodrigo Amarante, fans and industry alike embraced the dreamy, fuzz-soaked popscapes created by Cohen. The Guardian praised: “Seductive, broody and occasionally sinister,” and it drew four-star reviews from MOJO, UNCUT and Q Magazine.

                                                              In the summer of 2017, Cohen moved to a farm in countryside Victoria, Australia, to record and self-produce her second album with engineer and partner-in-crime, Kate ‘Babyshakes’ Dillon. There, amidst flocks of screeching white cockatoos and herds of Black Angus cows, they etched the beginning of Pink Is The Colour Of Unconditional Love. The record was almost complete when the band was invited to join Foxygen’s U.S tour, compelling the girls to finish the album on the road. Armed with a microphone and an interface, Dillon and Cohen captured the final touches on a boat in England, the coast of Portugal; in the mountains of Southern Italy, cafes of Mexico, and finally in Venice Beach, Los Angeles.

                                                              Pink Is The Colour is an expansive and exciting body of work, showcasing Cohen’s unusually refreshing twists on pop arrangements. ‘Baby’ was born in the graveyard of unrequited love, while ‘Music Machine’ became a swagger of sultry defiance set in LA. Throughout the new album Cohen creates complex and sugary backing vocals. These signature vocal arrangements—contoured with classic harmonies and nostalgic melodies—form songs remarkable in their originality. Honest heartache is woven into glory throughout the record, and during eleven tracks a candid, almost ethereal self-portrait of its songwriter emerges. For Gabriella Cohen, it’s an epitaph of electric wonder, and a definitive fact: Pink is the Colour of Unconditional Love.

                                                              “A modern psychedelic prophet who layers drawling vocals, heartache, and healing over a background of Velvet Underground-esque guitar distortion.” - Rookie Mag

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              1. Music Machine
                                                              2. Baby
                                                              3. I Feel So Lonely
                                                              4. Miserable Baby
                                                              5. Mercy
                                                              6. Change
                                                              7. Neil Young Goes Crazy
                                                              8. Recognise My Fate
                                                              9. Morning Light
                                                              10. Hi Fidelity
                                                              11. Sky Rico

                                                              Graham Collier

                                                              Down Another Road @ Stockholm Jazz Days '69

                                                                Since its release in 1969 on Fontana, 'Down Another Road' has become a cornerstone of British jazz, with the LP now a much sought-after rarity that regularly exchanges hands for over £200. It's considered the revered composer Collier's greatest album by many of its fans, thanks to its highly melodic, almost pop-like themes and irresistible '60s groove, spurred on by the on-point drumming of Soft Machine/Nucleus drummer John Marshall.

                                                                To make 'Down Another Road @ Stockholm Jazz Days '69' even more special, the abstract track "Danish Blue" has been replaced by the similarly epic free jazz composition "Burblings for Bob", which is released here for the first time. All the other tracks that everyone loves are present and correct - "Lullaby for a Lonely Child", "Aberdeen Angus", "Molewrench" etc. but with a rawer live feel to them, longer arrangements and more soloing - with the band in scintillating form.

                                                                Remastered from the original tapes by Caspar Sutton-Jones @ Gearbox Records.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                1. Burblings For Bob
                                                                2. Molewrench - Intro
                                                                3. Molewrench
                                                                4. Lullaby For A Lonely Child - Intro
                                                                5. Lullaby For A Lonely Child
                                                                6. Down Another Road - Intro
                                                                7. Down Another Road
                                                                8. The Barley Mow - Intro
                                                                9. The Barley Mow
                                                                10. Aberdeen Angus - Intro
                                                                11. Aberdeen Angus

                                                                Gaz Coombes

                                                                Matador - 2023 Reissue

                                                                  A sense of space permeates every second of Matador’s thirty-nine minutes. From the astral gorgeousness of ‘The Girl Who Fell To Earth’ to the dream-like cadences of ‘Oscillate’, it’s the sound of a songwriter melting musical boundaries like snow; merging elements of Neu!, Disney musicals, Swedish psychedelicists Goat, Gyorgy Ligeti and Eno in a glacial soundscape as ambitious as it is beautiful. The result is an album in the classic sense. Matador is the sound of one of Britain’s greatest songwriters facing the future with a flourish.

                                                                  Gaz Coombes’ second solo album – Matador - is due for release on January 26th 2015. The self-produced follow up to 2012’s Here Come The Bombs was recorded in Gaz’s home studio and Courtyard Studios in Oxfordshire. Everything on the record was played by Gaz (except drums on four tracks by Loz Colbert, synths on ‘Buffalo’ by Charly Coombes; backing vocals across the record come from Beverlei Brown and Faith Simpson). The album features the 2013 single ‘Buffalo’.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  1. Buffalo
                                                                  2. 20/20
                                                                  3. The English Ruse
                                                                  4. The Girl Who Fell To Earth
                                                                  5. Detroit
                                                                  6. Needle’s Eye
                                                                  7. Seven Walls
                                                                  8. Oscillate
                                                                  9. To The Wire
                                                                  10. Is It On?
                                                                  11. Matador

                                                                  Gaz Coombes

                                                                  Turn The Car Around

                                                                    ‘Turn The Car Around’ is a record that I’ve been building up to for the last seven years,” says Coombes. It’s a record of feeling, an album that captures the ups and downs of modern life and all the small print in between. Written and recorded by Coombes in his gloriously ramshackle Oxfordshire outhouse Studio, he has emerged with the best work of his illustrious career. It’s an album that both taps into the sonic palettes and lyrical themes of its predecessors and marks the third and final part of a trilogy of records alongside 2015’s Mercury and Ivor Novello nominated sophomore album Matador and 2018’s World’s Strongest Man. At the same time it carves a bold new way forward for one of the UK’s most gifted and cherished singer-songwriters. “There’s a lot of subject matter in there that I’ve played with and maybe not managed to see through in the past. I’ve evolved and I feel like I’ve got better at what I do”.

                                                                    ‘Turn The Car Around’ features additional instrumentation from members of Gaz’s live band, Garo Nahoulakian, Nick Fowler and Piney Gir. The album also sees Coombes reuniting with his live band’s vocal trio ‘The Roxys’ (a nickname given to them by Nile Rodgers when they shared the bill at a Later with Jools show) to create a rich and nuanced sonic tapestry. Cameo performances appear courtesy of Willie J Healey and Ride’s Loz Colbert, and Coombes shares co-production duties with long-term collaborator Ian Davenport.

                                                                    As he celebrates 10 years of his lauded solo career since the release of his debut ‘Here Come the Bombs’, and riding a crest of the Supergrass reunion, the announcement of ‘Turn The Car Around’ solidifies Coombes status as one of the UK’s most interesting, enduring and effortlessly classy artists.

                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                    Laura says: I'm really loving this album at the moment. It feels like his previous solo albums have been building up to this and he's absolutely nailed it. An album about coming to terms with modern life with all it's ups and downs, it feels deeply personal but at the same time tapping into a lot of peoples hopes and fears. Stylistically it covers a lot of ground, from the soulful "Don't Say It's Over", the glammy stomp of "Long Live The Strange", the gentle guitar strum of "Not The Only Things" and the Bowie-esque "Dance On".

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1. Overnight Trains
                                                                    2. Don’t Say It’s Over
                                                                    3. Feel Loop (Lizard Dream)
                                                                    4. Long Live The Strange
                                                                    5. Not The Only Things
                                                                    6. Turn The Car Around
                                                                    7. This Love
                                                                    8. Sonny The Strong
                                                                    9. Dance On

                                                                    Gaz Coombes

                                                                    World's Strongest Man - 2023 Reissue

                                                                      World’s Strongest Man is the magnificent third solo album by Gaz Coombes. Inspired variously by Grayson Perry’s the Descent of Man, Frank Ocean’s Blonde, Californian weed, British woodlands, unchecked masculinity, Neu! and hip hop (and a whole lot more besides), it’s a truly remarkable collection of eleven deeply personal songs each set to expansive, addictive melody. From the deep soul purge of the title track’ to the coruscating Fripp-goes-motorik sprint of Deep Pockets via the gorgeous cyclonic ballad Slow Motion Life and Vanishing Act’s raw-as-hell stream of consciousness panic attack, World’s Strongest Man is a bold, ambitious, free-thinking, future-facing rock‘n’roll record.

                                                                      World’s Strongest Man is the follow up to 2015’s Matador – a record pretty much conceived, recorded and mixed in the studio equivalent of solitary confinement. Following its release, Gaz evolved from ‘the former Supergrass frontman’ to hugely respected Mercury nominated solo artist in the space of just ten months. That album spawned five singles and was described by Q as “his masterpiece”. Like Matador, World’s Strongest Man was written, recorded and produced by Gaz Coombes at his home studio and at Oxford’s Courtyard Studios (with co-production from long time studio partner Ian Davenport in a working process Gaz compares to what it must be like “editing a novel”).

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      Side 1
                                                                      1. World’s Strongest Man
                                                                      2. Deep Pockets
                                                                      3. Walk The Walk
                                                                      4. Shit (I’ve Done It Again)
                                                                      5. Slow Motion Life
                                                                      6. Wounded Egos
                                                                      Side 2
                                                                      1. Oxygen Mask
                                                                      2. In Waves
                                                                      3. The Oaks
                                                                      4. Vanishing Act
                                                                      5. Weird Dreams

                                                                      Gal Costa


                                                                        A post-Tropicalia masterpiece from one of the movements key figures and true legends of Brazilian music, Gal Costa. Features a stellar line up of musicians including Gilberto Gil, Arthur Verocai, Dominguinhos, Rogerio Duprat and Tenorio Jr. amongst others.

                                                                        Replica original gatefold including the cover that was banned by the Brazil ian military government in 1973 during the brutal dictatorship. ‘

                                                                        India’ includes the incredible ’Pontos De Luz’ as sampled by Kaytranada on ’Lite Spots’ – one of Mr Bongo’s favourite Brazilian songs of all time. A wonderful album from start to finish, touching on MPB, folk, jazz, funk and rock with strong Tropicalia and Nordestino influences throughout.

                                                                        A record that Mr Bongo have long been wanting to reissue! Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Group Limited.

                                                                        "The Spinning Top", Coxon's seventh studio LP to date, is also his finest yet whether the folky blues shuffle of "Sorrow's Army", menacing thrashes of "Dead Bees", or eight-minute daydream opus, and perhaps album centrepiece, "In The Morning". Comprising 15 original new songs, the album was produced by Stephen Street and featuring collaborators such as Danny Thompson and Robyn Hitchcock. Graham's most intimate and beguiling work to date, "The Spinning Top" ploughs depths, textures and lyrical furrows that few of his contemporaries are still able to muster, especially this far down the line. Conversely, this is the sound of a man rejuvenated and refocused, ready for yet another flourish in an-already compulsive and vital career.

                                                                        As is my taste for the tardy, I was a couple of weeks late to this particular party, belatedly tipped to “that goth disco LP” through an overheard conversation between Mine and Matt. As a first class graduate of the “indie dance” era, I was naturally intrigued and promptly took the plunge into this monochrome masterpiece.

                                                                        While her Sink Ya Teeth project with Maria Uzor takes a bite out of the Big Apple’s no-wave and post-punk era, Cullingford’s solo-debut splits its time between the steely synth-pop of Sheffield, Chicago’s house heritage and the unapologetic electroclash of Millennial Berlin. This travelogue translates to a sleek set of taut techno pop, topped with zero-fucks speak singing and utterly arch asides. A lesser LP would sink under the stature of single “Wide Boys”, a fleet-footed and flute-led floor burner, but Let Me Speak is made from only the finest ingredients – pass the biscuits please.

                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                        Barry says: While Sink Ya Teeth definitely took influence from the dancefloor, it's Cullingford's solo output that really pays homage to the sweaty peak of industrial and techno clubgoing with it's own particular brand of momentous rhythm and rich, chest shaking bass hits. Wildly immersive and wonderfully satisfying,

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        Side A
                                                                        1 The Lizard
                                                                        2 Sight For Sore Eyes
                                                                        3 Wide Boys
                                                                        4 Racer
                                                                        5 Let Me Speak

                                                                        Side B
                                                                        6 Queen Bee
                                                                        7 Chase The Beat
                                                                        8 I Like You
                                                                        9 Ode To Billy Joe
                                                                        10 Fatal Embrace

                                                                        As is my taste for the tardy, I was a couple of weeks late to this particular party, belatedly tipped to “that goth disco LP” through an overheard conversation between Mine and Matt. As a first class graduate of the “indie dance” era, I was naturally intrigued and promptly took the plunge into this monochrome masterpiece.

                                                                        While her Sink Ya Teeth project with Maria Uzor takes a bite out of the Big Apple’s no-wave and post-punk era, Cullingford’s solo-debut splits its time between the steely synth-pop of Sheffield, Chicago’s house heritage and the unapologetic electroclash of Millennial Berlin. This travelogue translates to a sleek set of taut techno pop, topped with zero-fucks speak singing and utterly arch asides. A lesser LP would sink under the stature of single “Wide Boys”, a fleet-footed and flute-led floor burner, but Let Me Speak is made from only the finest ingredients – pass the biscuits please.

                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                        Barry says: While Sink Ya Teeth definitely took influence from the dancefloor, it's Cullingford's solo output that really pays homage to the sweaty peak of industrial and techno clubgoing with it's own particular brand of momentous rhythm and rich, chest shaking bass hits. Wildly immersive and wonderfully satisfying,

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        Side A
                                                                        1 The Lizard
                                                                        2 Sight For Sore Eyes
                                                                        3 Wide Boys
                                                                        4 Racer
                                                                        5 Let Me Speak

                                                                        Side B
                                                                        6 Queen Bee
                                                                        7 Chase The Beat
                                                                        8 I Like You
                                                                        9 Ode To Billy Joe
                                                                        10 Fatal Embrace

                                                                        Gemma Cullingford (Sink Ya Teeth)

                                                                        Wide Boys

                                                                          Raised on a diet of Throbbing Gristle, Depeche Mode, New Order, Fad Gadget and A Certain Ratio, Gemma Cullingford's own trajectory has been equally impressive – from playing bass with Blast First/Mute signings Kaito, and more recently as one half of post-punk electronic dance duo Sink Ya Teeth. This solo offering further adds to her fine body of work.

                                                                          2020 saw Sink Ya Teeth having to abandon many live gigs and promotion for their second album, so during the band's downtime Gemma worked purposefully in her home studio on solo works of a more personal nature, the first fruits being this double A sided single. An album entitled "Let Me Speak" will follow in the summer of 2021.

                                                                          "Wide Boys" is a menacing disco call to action; "It's a message to the average man and woman on the street, many of whom seems to have been brainwashed by both those in power and by the far right. It's saying that every single one of us are being controlled as part of a big, sinister game. This is a response to my own awakening to that" she explains.

                                                                          "104" is an instrumental electronic jam for feet, limbs and loose minds. "The idea behind 104 came from wanting to start off with real sounding drums that subtly evolve into pure electro over 3 or 4 minutes".

                                                                          Gemma Cullingford

                                                                          Tongue Tied

                                                                            ‘Tongue Tied’ is the sophomore album from Gemma Cullingford (Sink Ya Teeth). Written and produced from Gemma's humble home studio in Norfolk, ‘Tongue Tied’ blends many styles of electronica from 70's experimental and new wave, early 80's electro, acid house and techno to noughties electro clash, topped with her own vocal style to produce a unique and fresh sound. It explores relationships and the different emotions they can bring, from paranoia, yearning and helplessness to lust, shyness and just downright wanting to dance.

                                                                            ‘Tongue Tied’ is a progressive follow up to her debut ‘Let Me Speak’ which garnered support from the likes of Steve Lamacq, Amy Lame, Nemone, Chris Hawkins, Jamz Supernova, John Kennedy and James Endeacott, plus glowing reviews in Mojo, Uncut and Electronic Sound.

                                                                            For the cover artwork on ‘Tongue Tied’, Gemma has collaborated with visual artist Kelda Storm who shares Gemma's love for bright, contrasting neon colours and minimal bold designs. She uses the iconography of feminine lips across her work as a symbol of speech and voice.

                                                                            RIYL: Sink Ya Teeth, Lonelady, A Certain Ratio.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            Side A
                                                                            1. Accessory
                                                                            2. Tongue Tied
                                                                            3. Bass Face
                                                                            4. Holding Dreams
                                                                            5. Mechanical
                                                                            Side B
                                                                            6. New Day
                                                                            7. No Fail
                                                                            8. Chronicle Of Sound
                                                                            9. Red Room
                                                                            10. Daisy

                                                                            Grace Cummings

                                                                            Storm Queen

                                                                              Grace Cummings is an actor and musician from Melbourne, Australia.Grace learned piano as a child and took up the guitar as a young adult, but only began to write and perform music in 2018.

                                                                              She went from a debut gig at Melbourne’s Old Bar to a breakthrough performance at Boogie Festival in the space of six months, pickingup support slots with J Mascis and Evan Dando along the way. With buzz building around her powerhouse live show, Grace grabbed the attention of Flightless Records (King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard), who released her debut album, Refuge Cove, in late 2019.

                                                                              Refuge Cove won praise from publications around the world, including Pitchfork and All Music, and Grace was tapped for support slots with Weyes Blood, Cash Savage, Teskey Brothers and Allah-Lahs. In 2020, Grace recorded the single Sweet Matilda for Mexican Summer’s Through the Looking Glass series before landing a worldwide deal with indie powerhouse ATO Records (Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard) and a distribution deal with Caroline Australia.

                                                                              Her sophomore album, Storm Queen, is set for release early in 2022.

                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                              Barry says: Part way between widescreen Americana or electric country and soulful lounge music, Grace Cummings presents a distinctive and evocative suite both confident and athletic. Her vocals shine with emotion and skilfully dominate the beautifully laid backdrop. An exciting and bracing journey.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1 Heaven
                                                                              2 Always New Days Always
                                                                              3 Dreams
                                                                              4 Up In Flames
                                                                              5 Freak
                                                                              6 Here Is The Rose
                                                                              7 Raglan
                                                                              8 Two Little Birds
                                                                              9 This Day In May
                                                                              10 Storm Queen
                                                                              11 Fly A Kite

                                                                              Giovanni Damico returns to Chicago's Star Creature with a decidedly proto-house flavouring offering; a rare excursion from this boogie-centric label!

                                                                              "The Power" opens up proceedings, offering new takes on Tony Humphries' legendary Zanzibar formular - high voltage, wobbly and full of B-boy attitude. Though stylistically a vintage formular Damico throws in some modern production twists that really grab the ear!

                                                                              "Analogue Session" is almost like a lost Ron Hardy jack jam. All acidic drums, squelchy bass and heavy reverb - with this incessant bleep / squeal running though it in a real Muzic Box fashion - ace!

                                                                              "Fashion Tape" continues with tape saturated Linn drums and analogue bassline, the most boogie flavoured offering but one that still erupts into a neon-hued 4/4 romp before long. There's no escaping the house on this one!

                                                                              "Moblast" is like Farley Jackmaster Funk meets Joe Smooth on 500mics of California Sunshine! Dazzling, jacking, seriously uplifting house music that'll unity all under its psychedelic gaze - its worth the entrance fee for this one along folks!

                                                                              Unmissable stuff from Giovanni and another winner from the Star Creature mob! Highly recommended! 

                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                              Matt says: My favourite Star Creature release for a while as it delves into the world of proto house with aplomb. Not only that, it does so with just a stupefying twist that I'm sat hear giggling like I've ingested mushrooms. Defo getting spun at Red Laser this weekend!

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              Side 1
                                                                              1. The Power (8:23)
                                                                              2. Analog Session (6:20)
                                                                              Side 2
                                                                              1. Fashion Tape (5:43)
                                                                              2. Out Of Control (5:03)
                                                                              3. Moblast (6:41)

                                                                              Giovannia Damico

                                                                              Ashes / Milky Way

                                                                              Yet another bedroom boogie bonanza from the good folks at Star Creature who've enlisted the Italian stalion, Gionvanni Damico for their latest 7". The well decorated producer has already graced labels such as Lumberjacks In Hell, Bordello A Parigi, Kalakuta Soul and Faces with his slick and star-studded, fresh boogie sound!

                                                                              Lead track, "Ashes" rev's outta off the grid with ruged vintage drum hits, picked guitar lines, Strat chops and plucked bassline. Cue Damico with an inspired vocal, sung in half Italian, half English and a catchy as covid chorus synth refrain. It's stripped back, it's quirky, it's sexy; it's everything your late nite disco needs!

                                                                              "Milky Way" unpacks reverb heavy drums, vocodered vox and retro-future sci-fi leads for a cosmic funk system meltdown with lashings of Italo flavour!

                                                                              Full picture sleeve, limited import copies. Move quick!

                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                              Matt says: Really strong release from the perma-funkin' Star Creature mob. Inspired city pop stylings with 'nuff Italo / boogie references for extra pleasure. You know what to do!

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Ashes
                                                                              2. Milky Way

                                                                              Yore return with the second Glenn Davis” 12”, a year on from his last 12" “Soul On My Side”, Dublin-based DJ and producer Glenn Davis returns with its sequel, the as-stellar "Better Daze". The dynamic title cut locks in instantly with a pumping kick drum and builds layer by layer thereafter. Percussion, hi-hats, electric piano chords, and synthesizers add to the thrust of the production as it grows ever more urgent. As the track advances, Davis drapes a jazzy keyboard solo across the booming bass as the swing swells to a near-ecstatic level. “Your Time” rounds out the A-side with a cut that suggests pure energy at its outset before quickly morphing into a sleek house strut. With percussion included and late-night synth atmospherics folded in, the breezy tune starts to sound like something you'd hear banging out on the dancefloor.

                                                                              On the flip, Davis brings the skipping house groove of "Inner Monologue” to a fever while moody chords, hand drums, and a snappy groove set the scene. It's the female vocalist's soulful delivery and vibes-like earworm that make the tune the standout it is. Think of a dark room and a red light bulb and… well you know the rest!

                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                              Matt says: With both label and producer synonymous with authentic deep house, you kinda know what to expect. A highly musical offering which tips its hat at Ron Trent, Moods & Grooves and Kerri Chandler along the way. Mega house music.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Better Daze 07:42
                                                                              2. Your Time 05:51
                                                                              3. Dance 07:28
                                                                              4. Inner Monologue 07:35

                                                                              Graham Day

                                                                              Master Of None

                                                                                Acid Jazz subsidiary Countdown Records presents a new release from Graham Day: ‘Master Of None’

                                                                                The former Prisoners front man emerged in the Bill Childish / Medway scene. While not enjoying the recognition and commercial success of some of his contemporaries at the time, he has emerged as one of the most enduring and prolific songwriters of the era.

                                                                                ‘Master of None’ is a unique addition to the Graham Day canon, featuring 12 new songs, with all instruments recorded entirely by the man himself - a measure of the depth of talent on display and his continuing creative vision.

                                                                                Graham Day

                                                                                The Memphis Train

                                                                                  Graham Day has been writing, recording, releasing and performing music since 1980, starting out with legendary 60s Garage/PowerPop band The Prisoners (alongside Allan Crockford, James Taylor and Johnny Symons).

                                                                                  Graham rarely records 'covers', preferring to write his own songs in the bands he's been in, however, with no outlet for live gigs or new band recordings in the COVID-19 climate he was forced to capitulate, and reluctantly admits "it was fun".

                                                                                  'The Memphis Train', originally recorded by Rufus Thomas, whilst 'Girl (You Captivate Me)', originally recorded by ? and the Mysterians tracks were cut into a limited edition lathe cut 7", and released on Spinout Nuggets in 2021. They have now been tweaked and mastered for vinyl.

                                                                                  Gloria De Oliveira & Dean Hurley

                                                                                  Oceans Of Time

                                                                                    Time is a beguiling, indistinct entity...sometimes standing still, sometimes bending back upon itself with premonitions or memories of the future. Growing out of a pen pal style correspondence that took place over the course of a year, separated by the Atlantic Ocean, Gloria de Oliveira and Dean Hurley passed thoughts and music back and forth that would eventually form their collaborative album, Oceans of Time. The result is an aural tapestry of that exchange: woven from conceptual threads of the celestial within, mortality and the realm beyond stars.

                                                                                    The duo’s partnership is an effortless merge, yet it’s the steady presence of de Oliveira’s vocals that endows the record with itssense of potency. Throughout the album, there is an innate understanding of how a lyric across a chordal color can sharpen an emotional truth. Much like a sunbeam that pierces a spiderweb to reveal its intricacy, her lyric and melody are purposely aimed in order to illuminate the truths deep within oneself... a process that ties us all to the universal. The Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, a professed influence, wrote about the truth as something that was inherently subjective, less about the concrete reality of what is believed and more about how it is experienced by the believer.

                                                                                    Frequent David Lynch collaborator Dean Hurley sets the tonal and sonic landscape of each track on the album, lending a layered ether that envelops, frames and holds de Oliveira’s vocals. With its impressionistic synths, shimmering guitars, and ethereal sonics, Oceans of Time at moments recalls the foundational dreampop of 4AD acts like Cocteau Twins and Lush. The album feels especially attuned to the connections between the physical and transcendental realms, and the best dreampop has a way of making the veil between two worlds feel just a little bit thinner.

                                                                                    Oceans of Time is a key that has the power to release its listener from the handcuffs of reality, however briefly...

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1. Intro
                                                                                    2. I’m Nebel
                                                                                    3. Ashore Of The Cosmic
                                                                                    4. Seven Summits
                                                                                    5. Something To Behold
                                                                                    6. Hanging Gardens
                                                                                    7. Eyes Within
                                                                                    8. All Flowers In Time
                                                                                    9. Astral Bodies
                                                                                    10. In The Tenth Year Of
                                                                                    11. Picture Of A Picture
                                                                                    12. Further Than The Stars

                                                                                    For the last 30 years, Greg Dulli, frontman of The Afghan Whigs and The Twilight Singers, has been the poet laureate of the bizarre whims and cruel tangents of desire. A foremost authority on the sell-your-soul rewards of carnal lust, the high voltage epiphanies of chemical enhancement, and the serotonin lows left in their wake.Therein lies Random Desire, the first solo album under Dulli’s own name.

                                                                                    Random Desire started in the aftermath of the last Whigs record, 2017’s In Spades, which Pitchfork named one of the best rock records of the year, hailing it as a “heavy, menacing work of indie rock majesty…thrilling and unsettling.” Drummer Patrick Keeler was about to take a short sabbatical to record and tour with his other band, The Raconteurs. Dulli’s longtime collaborator, bassist John Curley went back to school, and there was the tragic death of the band’s guitarist, Dave Rosser.

                                                                                    In response, Dulli returned to his teenage bedroom roots, finding musical inspiration via the model of one-man-band visionaries Prince and Todd Rundgren. The Los Angeles-by-way-of-Hamilton Ohio native wrote nearly every part of the record from piano lines to drums to bass riffs. As always, the music came first and the lyrics were completed later. Recording and writing way stations included his home in Silver Lake, the village of Crestline high up in the mountains above San Bernardino, and New Orleans. But the bulk was finished amidst the arid beauty and stark isolation of Joshua Tree (at the studio of engineer Christopher Thorne). Dulli handled most instrumentation, but an all-star cast of characters appear across the track-listing including The Whigs’ guitarist Jon Skibic and multi-instrumentalist Rick G. Nelson, Mathias Schneeberger (Twilight Singers), pedal steel wizard, upright bassist, and physician Dr. Stephen Patt, and drummer Jon Theodore (Queens of the Stone Age, The Mars Volta).

                                                                                    Clocking in at a lean 37 minutes, Random Desire is a clinic put on by a veteran master operating at the height of his powers, offering evidence of the hard-fought and weary wisdom learned from setbacks and victories alike. A lucid, confident and self-assured document of the songs of experience, the perils of existence, and the possibilities that offer themselves anew with each breath. Another death and rebirth from an outlaw who has seen it all and somehow lived to tell.

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    Barry says: A wonderfully immersive mix of rich, hearty synths, industrial percussion and the heartfelt vocal outpourings of the great Greg Dulli. Veering from post-rock instrumentals and electronic percussion into more longing stadium rock pieces, this is a perfectly balanced and enthralling listen from one of the UK's most beloved guitarists. Superb.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                    1. Pantomima
                                                                                    2. Sempre
                                                                                    3. Marry Me
                                                                                    4. The Tide
                                                                                    5. Scorpio

                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                    1. It Falls Apart
                                                                                    2. A Ghost
                                                                                    3. Lockless
                                                                                    4. Black Moon
                                                                                    5. Slow Pan

                                                                                    George Ezra

                                                                                    Cassy O

                                                                                      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2014 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                      4 Track EP on limited double gatefold 7" vinyl.

                                                                                      Glenn Fallows & Mark Treffel

                                                                                      Fear Me Now

                                                                                        2021 saw the release of 'The Globefower Masters Vol.1' An album released on Mr Bongo and born from the fruitful collaboration between Glenn Fallows (The Impellers / Andres y Xavi) and Mark Treffel (Blue States / The Soul Steppers).Taking inspiration from classic 60s and 70s soundtrack and cinematic composers such as Axelrod, Morricone, Gainsbourg, Jean- Claude Vannier and Piero Umiliani, the album was very well received upon its release and struck a chord with the scene's connoisseurs.

                                                                                        The next logical step was to make their music available on 45 too. The release features an album track 'Fear Me Now' on the A-side and is paired on the B-side with two new tracks that channel the sound of library music giants such as Hawkshaw and Bennett. Three lush, warm and timeless productions.Inspired by classic 60s and 70s soundtrack composers such as Axelrod and Morricone, and library music giants including Hawkshaw and Bennett.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        Fear Me Now
                                                                                        All So Simple
                                                                                        Slurred And Blurred

                                                                                        Glenn Fallows & Mark Treffel

                                                                                        The Globeflower Masters Vol. 1

                                                                                        Created during Summer 2020, this album is the product of a fruitful collaboration between Brighton-based musicians Glenn Fallows (The Impellers/Andres y Xavi) and Mark Treffel (Blue States/The Soul Steppers). These seasoned performing and recording artists have put their abundance of experience and skilful musicianship into effect with aplomb on this album. This is as accomplished a debut release as you will ever hear, and dare we say, a future classic in the making. The Globeflower Masters project was borne from an idea Glenn had to create an album that leant on the influence of soundtrack and library composers - particularly of the late 60s and early 70s. This rich sonic palette had previously been innate in his writing and composition but, for this album, the direct inspiration was placed front and centre. After penning several sketches, Glenn contacted Mark to fulfil the vision he had for a complete sound. Mark had an arsenal of vintage synths, pianos and other fun toys which could supplement the drums, guitars and bass that Glenn had been working on.

                                                                                        As the album progressed, the pair worked increasingly collaboratively, with each of them starting and sharing ideas to curate the final eight finished tracks. The results are an album of lush, warm, timeless productions that are drenched in strings and classical instrumentation. Awash with atmospheric excursions, it is a listening experience that moves you through moods whilst transporting you to a world of deeply evocative settings and imagined scenarios. The Globeflower Masters Vol. 1 resonates equally as well on a dark melancholic Winter's day as it does sound-tracking a halcyon Summer day. Though influenced by 60s and 70s productions the record is not a simple pastiche, feeling both simultaneously brand new as well as authentically retro.

                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                        Barry says: The Globeflower Masters mix the perfect ratio of slo-mo funk and lounge jazz with wonderful organic percussion and library synth business. It's woozy and hazy, while being both immediate and intoxicatingly atmospheric.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1. Faith In Time
                                                                                        2. Scene In Roma
                                                                                        3. Who Knows When
                                                                                        4. Hidden In The Pampas
                                                                                        5. Fear Me Now
                                                                                        6. How It Shimmers
                                                                                        7. El Ejido
                                                                                        8. Arise

                                                                                        Glenn Fallows & Mark Treffel

                                                                                        The Globefower Masters Vol.2

                                                                                          Glenn Fallows and Mark Treffel released their frst album, 'The Globefower Master Volume 1', on Mr Bongo in September 2021.With its lush, warm and timeless productions paying homage to classic 60s and 70s soundtrack composers, it was very well received and struck a chord with the scene's connoisseurs Louder Than War emphatically stated, "It's impossible not to like The Globefower Masters Vol. 1.", with Gigwise echoing that praise "slickly compelling retro vibes". The Globefower Master Vol. 2 is the slightly edgier and more grown-up sequel to Mark and Glenn's 2021 debut album. For this excursion, the Brighton-based duo wanted to lean a little further into their European flm soundtrack infuences, with particular inspiration mined from the works of Stefano Torossi, David Shire, and Roger Webb. This expansion of their sound builds upon the rich tapestry of cinematic funk a la David Axelrod, Serge Gainsbourg and Morricone that fashioned Vol. 1.Here, the arrangements, melodies, and harmonies have been refned; only what is needed is left. Pulled into its vortex for the ride. This record doesn't pull any punches. The recordings are drenched in visual imagery; they stimulate the senses and invite the imagination to roam. Ethereal, hazy memories of lost summers are triggered; the beauty of listening to music when driving along a deserted road in the Italian countryside lined with cypress trees heading towards the sun, and beyond. As the musical journey progresses, we even take a voyage to another planet. Whether these memories are real or constructed recollections of scenes from flm and television, the tracks evoke a feeling of nostalgia and comfort. Like all the best music, 'The Globefower Masters Vol. 2' takes us out of ourselves even if it's only temporarily. To consolidate the shape of the sound, drummers Timmy Rickard and Ollie Boorman (who also featured on Vol. 1) and John Maiden (Tricky collaborator) sprinkled their magic and forged their stamps onto the recordings. Collaborating with other talented musicians contributed to the picture Mark and Glenn wanted to paint. The 'Globefower Master Vol. 2' is a ftting tribute to the music they love and care deeply about and a glorious addition to their musical world.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1.  Vibe Sharp 
                                                                                          2.  Echo The Oread 
                                                                                          3.  Remember Empathy 
                                                                                          4.  Calico Suite 
                                                                                          5.  Ely To Chi 
                                                                                          6.  Orquesta Es Vedr 
                                                                                          7.  A Voyage North
                                                                                          8.  Moogs Over Jupiter 
                                                                                          9.  Convention IV 
                                                                                          10.  Darkness Beneath 
                                                                                          11.  Walked For Days

                                                                                          George FitzGerald

                                                                                          All That Must Be

                                                                                            Double Six and Domino Records present ‘All That Must Be’, the second full length album from George FitzGerald. It features collaborations with Lil Silva, Hudson Scott, Bonobo and Tracey Thorne.

                                                                                            ‘All That Must Be’ is a record with its psychological roots in two cities - Berlin and London. It documents a period of time when FitzGerald’s decade-long stint in the German capital came to an abrupt end, seeing him back in his hometown of London and becoming a father for the first time. It was against this backdrop that ‘All That Must Be’ started to form and the result is a record that deals with the processes of upheaval, change, acceptance and renewal that affect us all.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            Two Moons Under
                                                                                            Roll Back (+ Lil Silva)
                                                                                            Siren Calls
                                                                                            Nobody But You (+ Hudson Scott)
                                                                                            Outgrown (+ Bonobo)
                                                                                            Half-Light (Night Version) (+ Tracey Thorn)
                                                                                            The Echo Forgets
                                                                                            Passing Trains

                                                                                            George FitzGerald

                                                                                            Stellar Drifting

                                                                                              Stellar Drifting is 10 tracks of widescreen, futuristic electronic music. With features from the likes of SOAK, London Grammar and Domino’s own Panda Bear, Stellar Drifting is George’s most ambitious project to date. George keeps his roots deep within the electronic music scene, bringing in pop melodies, club rhythms and other UK dance music elements whilst pushing the boundaries of his sound.

                                                                                              Thematically the record incorporates intergalactic utopian narratives; escapism, outer space and utopian vision of the future feature. The term ‘stellar drift’ refers to the movement of stars - far from being static and eternal, space is constantly in motion, and celestial bodies are changing over time. The album title hints at an otherworldly serenity that might be found within this continual flux.

                                                                                              The visual elements for Stellar Drifting have been created by designer, David Rudnick in collaboration with digital developer, Chris Shier. 

                                                                                              Part two of our nod to the world of library from Athens of the North introduce Greg Foat journeys into the world of synthesis with good friend James Thorpe. This new LP was recorded in the old Bees Studio on the Isle of Wight earlier this year, a special, different piece of work which I was delighted to receive on ¼ inch tape without warning. Greg's output continues to be prolific without ever tiring, he never plays it safe and is always looking forward whilst having an ear for our musical-heritage.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              1. Elementary Physiology, Pt. 1
                                                                                              2. Elementary Physiology, Pt. 2
                                                                                              3. Balloon Ride
                                                                                              4. Circadian Rhythms
                                                                                              5. Diametrically Opposed
                                                                                              6. Grockle Box
                                                                                              7. Living The Dream
                                                                                              8. Platform Game
                                                                                              9. Stacey's Theme
                                                                                              10. Photosynthesis
                                                                                              11. Chronobiology 

                                                                                              Greg Foat

                                                                                              Symphonie Pacifique

                                                                                                Foat has become a versatile mainstay in UK jazz through an acclaimed series of albums on Jazzman and Athens Of The North, moving from soul-jazz workouts to library music to cinematic, haunting compositions and pastoral acid folk. ‘Symphonie Pacifique’ goes expansive and widescreen, building a lush soundscape using choral textures, harp and tubular bells on the atmospheric ‘After The Storm’ alongside sensual groove-based tracks like the undulating ‘Anticipation’, the album title track and Groove Merchant-channelling ‘Nikinakinu’, all driven by Phil Achille on bass, Eric Young on congas and Moses Boyd’s crisp, flowing breakbeats. Other tracks include a moving tribute to KPM library legend Duncan Lamont on the reflective ‘Lament For Lamont’ and the languid, simmering ‘Island Life’.

                                                                                                The album is a truly international collaboration, recorded analogue and produced by Greg Foat at London’s Fish Factory studios with strings recorded in Edinburgh and choir in Gothenburg. The album was mixed by Mattias Glava at Kungsten Studios in Gothenburg. Cover artwork is based on a painting by early 20th Century Algerian / Parisian artist Henry Valensi.

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Barry says: Greg Foat has always had a firm place on the shop stereo, and 'Symphonie Pacifique' cements that likelihood with a swaying, filmic mash-up of syncopated hooks, frenetic percussion and effortless, jazzy cool. As perfectly redolent of the genre's past as it is it's future.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                A1. Prelude
                                                                                                A2. Symphonie Pacifique
                                                                                                A3. Undulation
                                                                                                A4. Anticipation
                                                                                                A5. Mu
                                                                                                A6. Yonaguni
                                                                                                B1. Island Life
                                                                                                B2. Nikinakinu
                                                                                                B3. Man Vs. Machine
                                                                                                C1. Before The Storm
                                                                                                C2. After The Storm
                                                                                                C3. Meditation On A Pedal Steel
                                                                                                C4. Lament For Lamont
                                                                                                D1. Pointe-Vénus
                                                                                                D2. Mother’S Love
                                                                                                D3. Epilogue: Three Tenors

                                                                                                Recording at Malcom Catto's analogue studio has been an ambition of Greg's for a long time, not only for the studio itself but for Malcolm's skill using this vintage equipment, very few people can achieve such an incredibly big sound.

                                                                                                Earlier this year we grabbed the chance to get the full Greg Foat group joined by Binker Golding (Binker and Moses) on Tenor Saxophone, Malcolm Catto on drums and Hugh Harris (The Kooks) on Guitar on the session.

                                                                                                Moving to a more rhythmic space, you could call it Jazz funk or Fusion, but labels suck so just listen and appreciate the pure sense of space Malcom achieves with this recording. Instruments float in space, aided by the Vintage EMI desk and a host of valve equipment which has taken Malcolm a lifetime to collect. In amongst the more rhythmic pieces we also have some classic Foat style compositions; 'Lake Kussharo' and 'The Dreaming Jewels' as emotive and personal as ever, a feeling that can only be expressed and articulated in music. These past few years will no doubt be looked back on with great favour in musical history, with prolific and high quality output in all his various projects this LP is his crowning achievement of 2019. A strong year indeed!

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Matt says: Foat without Hampshire? Still a delectable prospect I assure you, as the esteemed UK jazz luminerie moves through fusion and funk with a confident stride. Warmed through some classic vintage equipment this is raw Foat!

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. Sapphire Dreams
                                                                                                2. Eric's Breakdown
                                                                                                3. The Door Into Summer
                                                                                                4. Not That It Makes Any Difference
                                                                                                5. Lake Kussharo
                                                                                                6. Kushiro River
                                                                                                7. This Is Not Necessarily My Answer, But
                                                                                                8. The Dreaming Jewels 

                                                                                                Garron Frith

                                                                                                Garron Frith

                                                                                                  Garron Frith is a singer/ Songwriter from the North West. After playing a gig for Nick Georgia at Popart Garron met producer, musician and one time member of The Willard Grant Conspiracy, Simon Alpin (Devendra Banhart, Teenage Fanclub, Badly Drawn Boy). The result was the making of this debut album. It's acoustic based with some great musicians adding a delicate backdrop to the ten tracks. The debut album features members of Grand Drive, The Willard Grant Conspiracy and Green on Reds Chuck Prophet. If you like early Adams/Damien Rice/Ray Lamontagne/Joe Purdy etc you won't go far wrong with this one.

                                                                                                  Garron Frith

                                                                                                  Away From The Bright Lights

                                                                                                    "Resembling a hybrid of John Martyn and Gerry Rafferty on the inside sleeve photo of his second album, the Stalybridge singer-songwriter also demonstrates throughout a similar knack for innovative songwriting talents as the aforementioned duo.

                                                                                                    Away From The Bright Lights is awash with fine, sensitively delivered Frith originals that superbly demonstrate his versatility: smooth acoustic soul on 'Not The Man' stomping bare bone blues on 'Pretty Penny', an absorbing full-band sound with sweeping violin and a perfectly laid-back rhythm section on 'This One' the mandolin and violin colours the celtic flavours of 'RocknRollBand' and the rich strain of gritty Americana that runs through 'Good Thing'.

                                                                                                    What sets Frith apart is his warm and welcoming voice, which maintains its authority and stamps its mark on an album of understated confidence, possessing a beautifully brooding mood and atmosphere." - Danny Moore

                                                                                                    G&D - Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins

                                                                                                    The Message Uni Versa

                                                                                                      Like some latter-day beat-centric version of Goffin & King, Georgia and Dudley have been on a collective creative roll in 2007 that shows no sign of stopping yet. Their futuristic hip hop-soul has already been aired on Georgia's "Olesi" and "Patti Blingh" albums, and their "Beautiful Minds" project with Brit DJ / producer 2Tall. Now "The Message Uni Versa" presents a further 20 tracks of the Stones Throw duo's inimitable peace, rhythm and rhyme.

                                                                                                      G. Love & Special Sauce

                                                                                                      Philadelphia Mississippi

                                                                                                        Mixing old school blues and folk with new school hip-hop and funk, G. Love’s electrifying new album, Philadelphia Mississippi, brings together both sides of the genre-bending pioneer’s eclectic career in a wildly innovative and deeply reverent sonic pilgrimage to the heart of the South. Produced by North Mississippi All-Stars’ Luther Dickinson, the collection is loose and spontaneous, full of joyful, improvised performances and freewheeling collaborations with a slew of special guests including blues torchbearers like Alvin Youngblood Hart and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and rap icons like Schoolly D and Speech. It would have been easy for G. Love to play it safe coming off his GRAMMY-nominated 2020 release, The Juice, but Philadelphia Mississippi is perhaps his most adventurous collection to date, ditching all the rules as it experiments with form and function in an ecstatic celebration of music’s power to connect across genres and generations. Born Garrett Dutton in Philadelphia, PA, G. Love first broke out in the early ’90s with his band, Special Sauce, on their strength of their Gold-selling self-titled debut. Over the next three decades, he would go on to release seven more critically acclaimed albums with Special Sauce (plus five on his own), become a fixture on festival lineups from Bonnaroo to Lollapalooza, and collaborate on the road and in the studio with artists as diverse as Lucinda Williams, Dave Matthews, The Avett Brothers, Jack Johnson, Keb’ Mo’, and DJ Logic.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        1. Love From Philly (feat. Schoolly D & Chuck Treece)
                                                                                                        2. Mississippi (feat. Alvin Youngblood Hart, R.L. Boyce & Speech)
                                                                                                        3. My Ball (feat. Freddie Foxxx & Jontavious Willis)
                                                                                                        4. Guitar Man (feat. Christone "Kingfish" Ingram)
                                                                                                        5. Kickin' (feat. Chuck Treece & Lady Alma)
                                                                                                        6. HipHopHarpin' (feat. Alvin Youngblood Hart)
                                                                                                        7. Laughing In The Sunshine
                                                                                                        8. I Ain't Living (feat. Tikyra Jackson)
                                                                                                        9. Lemonades (feat. Cam Kimbrough, Luther Dickinson & Chuck Treece)
                                                                                                        10. If My Mind Don't Change (feat. Sharde Thomas)
                                                                                                        11. Sauce Up! (feat. Trenton Ayers)
                                                                                                        12. The Philly Sound
                                                                                                        13. Shouts Out (feat. Trenton Ayers & R.L. Boyce)

                                                                                                        One of life's most difficult arts is learning to let go. You can try to cling to control in the face of a turbulent world, but the only constant we can count on is change—the tendrils of cleansing fire wiping away the old, new life springing forth from the dust and ash. So what's the point? Give yourself over to the depths. Surrender to the flow.

                                                                                                        G.S. Schray's new solo album The Changing Account is an appropriate soundtrack for learning to cope with a world we can't count on. Each piece is full of elliptical melodies that swirl with the unstable logic of dreams. Flurries of piano, guitar lines, and other more alien instrumentation shimmer delicately, but before they coalesce into familiar shapes or rhythms they change, then change, then change again. Listening is a bit like falling asleep on a long road—with each passing song you're waking up somewhere new, trying to get your bearings in another strange world. How did I get here? Where are we going? It doesn't matter. Close your eyes, drift away again.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        1. In Select Everlight
                                                                                                        2. Two Clouds Each
                                                                                                        3. Diverted By Faint Pathway
                                                                                                        4. Sated By The Plum
                                                                                                        5. Two Pals Glowing
                                                                                                        6. Still, Puzzled
                                                                                                        7. Dome That Was Nothing
                                                                                                        8. Eye On The Menace

                                                                                                        G36 Vs JK Flesh

                                                                                                        Disintegration Dubs

                                                                                                          Heavy as f-ck and deep as hell, this devastating split album gleefully corrupts and corrodes Dub’s sunshine reflections. Celebrating rhythm & noise in its dank echo chamber, these demolition dub tracks are built from obsessive studies in distortion, overdrive and seriously ruff textures, amongst an absolutely insane amount of sub-bass level.

                                                                                                          ‘Disintegration Dubs’ is a three way low end collision, between G36 (The Bug aka Kevin Martin/Gorgonn’s rig torturing beat project) and JK Flesh (Justin Broadrick of Godflesh/Jesu etc…). As the album title suggests, this instrumental pile up of floor crawling, sound system crushers, is a clearer sign than ever, that these three producers crave their dub cuts to be mutant and heavyweight, totally damaged and completely atomised. Dub as sonic obliteration

                                                                                                          Anyone previously smitten by Techno Animal’s deeply psychedelic face off with Porter Ricks, on the long out of print ’Symbiotics’, or who worshipped Zonal’s recent rhythmic wreckage via Relapse records, will surely gorge greedily on Disintegration Dubs’. Likewise, newbies, who have snapped up this year’s ‘Fire’ by The Bug or ‘New flesh in dub’ by Godflesh, will find endless pleasure within these dread-tech, annihilated dubs and Industrial strength steppas rhythms. Echoes of Basic Channel, early Iration Steppas, Public Image Limited or even Andy Stott can be heard within this collection’s haunted atmospherics and bulldozing rumble. Yet, these three individual producers have obviously found their own recognisably original sound, within these monolithic grooves, and what makes this album so utterly refreshing, is just how well the three disparate sound manipulators complement each other fully, as they collectively set their sights on some shared, relentlessly futuristic sci-fi vision, for a new form of dub.

                                                                                                          Obviously, Martin as The Bug, and Broadrick with his colossal dubs of Godflesh and his filthy back catalogue of JK Flesh releases, have both long since subscribed to the genre, aesthetic and fragmentation of Dub. Meanwhile relative newcomer, Gorgonn, is The Bug’s long time, live soundman, and former bandmate with DJ Scotch Egg in Devil Man, as well as having formed Dokkebi Q with Kiki Hitomi (ex-King Midas Sound), so he is no stranger to the art of deviant dubs either…

                                                                                                          G36 dropped their appropriately titled debut EP ’Floor Weapons’, in 2018, on PRESSURE, as well as providing the backing riddim for the first ever release from Jamaican MC phenomena Nazamba, with his startling debut, ’Vexed’. Alternately, Justin has previously released seven albums solo, as JK Flesh, that systematically contorted, distorted and completely bastardised techno for labels such as Hospital Productions, Downwards and Speedy J’s Electric Deluxe… (Next year will also see a full JK Flesh album on PRESSURE too…!)

                                                                                                          This album is Mastered by Stefan Betke aka POLE, at Scape Mastering.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          1. G36 - Wrong Place, Wrong Time
                                                                                                          2. G36 - Sulfur
                                                                                                          3. JK Flesh - Dosshouse
                                                                                                          4. G36 - Body Crusher
                                                                                                          5. G36 - Annihilation
                                                                                                          6. JK Flesh - Jack Palance
                                                                                                          7. G36 - Head Deep In Shit
                                                                                                          8. G36 - Meat Grinder Dub
                                                                                                          9. JK Flesh - Puppeteer
                                                                                                          10. G36 - Good Vs Evil
                                                                                                          11. G36 - Ghengis
                                                                                                          12. JK Flesh - Precinct

                                                                                                          Tracks 1, 4, 7,10 Built By The Bug
                                                                                                          Tracks 2, 5, 8, 11 Built By Gorgonn
                                                                                                          Tracks 3, 6, 9,12 Built By JK Flesh



                                                                                                            For Fans Of : The Black Keys, Otis Rush, J.B. Lenoir, The Ramones, Hound Dog Taylor, Christone Kingfish Ingram, Magic Sam.

                                                                                                            GA-20 clearly is on to something big. It’s a movement, a new traditional blues revival. The dynamic, throwback blues trio are disciples of the place where traditional blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll intersect. “We make records that we would want to listen to,” says guitarist Matt Stubbs. “It’s our take on the song-based traditional electric blues we love.” Stubbs, guitarist/vocalist Pat Faherty, and drummer Tim Carman have been at the forefront of this traditional blues revival since they first formed in 2018.

                                                                                                            It’s no wonder they skyrocketed to the top of the Billboard Blues Chart. According to Stubbs, “Since we started the band we’ve focused on the story, the melody, and on creating a mood. Playing live as much as we do, we’re finding more and more that people are discovering how cool it all is. Traditional country, soul and funk music have all had these massive recent revivals, but traditional blues so far has not.” With their new Colemine album, Crackdown, and an intensive tour schedule, that’s all about to change.

                                                                                                            On Crackdown, GA-20’s third full-length release, the band creates an unvarnished, ramshackle blues that is at once traditional and refreshingly modern. Expanding on their previous releases (2019’s Lonely Soul and 2021’s Try It…You Might Like It! GA-20 Does Hound Dog Taylor) GA-20 finds inspiration on the edges of the genre, where early electric blues first converged with country and rock ‘n’ roll. The album’s nine original songs include the loping, Louisiana-flavored Dry Run, the dirty, and bare-bones Easy On The Eyes and the melodic, garage-tinged Fairweather Friend. With tight, propulsive performances and a brevity and punk energy reminiscent of The Ramones, Crackdown is rowdy and fun, filled with instantly memorable, and well-crafted songs.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            1. Fairweather Friend
                                                                                                            2. Dry Run
                                                                                                            3. Easy On The Eyes
                                                                                                            4. Crackdown
                                                                                                            5. Just Because
                                                                                                            6. By My Lonesome
                                                                                                            7. I Let Someone In
                                                                                                            8. Double Gettin'
                                                                                                            9. Gone For Good
                                                                                                            10. Fairweather Friend (Final Goodbye)

                                                                                                            The Gabbard Brothers

                                                                                                            The Gabbard Brothers

                                                                                                              For Fans Of The Buffalo Killers, The Black Keys, Neil Young, Crazy Horse, Michael Nau, Wilco, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds, Gene Clark. From the ashes of the acclaimed Ohio rock band Buffalo Killers, singers / songwriters/siblings Zachary and Andrew Gabbard have re-emerged as The Gabbard Brothers. And while there are still similarities to their previous band - with nods to greats like Neil Young, James Gang and Buffalo Springfield - there's a hazier, organic, earthy-psych vibe running through the brothers' new music. Debut LP as The Gabbard Brothers. Formerly known as Buffalo Killers with strong following, "Get It" by Buffalo Killers has 2 million streams on Spotify. Staple tour members of The Black Keys' band.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              1. Hang On, Mama
                                                                                                              2. Feel Better Love Better
                                                                                                              3. Pockets Of Your Mind
                                                                                                              4. Little Mama
                                                                                                              5. Said Too Much
                                                                                                              6. Hazard KY Bluegrass Grandma
                                                                                                              7. Early Pages
                                                                                                              8. Lovin' Arms
                                                                                                              9. Yer A Rockstar
                                                                                                              10. Gimme Some Of That
                                                                                                              11. Easter's Child
                                                                                                              12. Lay Down

                                                                                                              The Gabbard Brothers

                                                                                                              Sell Your Gun Buy A Guitar

                                                                                                              From the ashes of the acclaimed Ohio rock band Buffalo Killers, singers/songwriters/siblings Zachary and Andy Gabbard have re-emerged as The Gabbard Brothers. And while there are still similarities to their previous band, with nods to greats like Neil Young, James Gang and Buffalo Springfield, there's a hazier, organic, earthy-psych vibe running through the brothers' new music. Fresh from their Black Keys tour (Zachary and Andy are current bassist and guitarist, respectively, in the Keys' expanded tour group), The Gabbard Bros. are releasing their debut single 'Sell Your Gun Buy A Guitar' via Colemine Records' imprint Karma Chief, which CityBeat music editor Mike Breen called a "great '60s-flavored pop nugget." The B-side, 'Too Much To Feel' - a musical middle finger to the bigots, racists and folks holding on to an old, outdated way of thinking. This new single will be included in their forthcoming debut studio album.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              1. Sell Your Gun Buy A Guitar
                                                                                                              2. Too Much To Feel

                                                                                                              Gabriel Da Rosa

                                                                                                              É O Que A Casa Oferece

                                                                                                                Brazilian-born, LA-based Gabriel da Rosa is a bossa nova and samba artist who puts his own twist on traditional Brazilian music.

                                                                                                                Gabriel currently DJs across a variety of venues in Los Angeles and is consistently introducing Brazilian music to wider audiences. ‘É o que a casa oferece’ was made in collaboration with producer Pedro Dom (Rodrigo Amarante, Seu Jorge) and mix engineer Mario C (best known for his work with Beastie Boys).

                                                                                                                Gabriel travelled around the world before landing in LA where he met Peanut Butter Wolf. The two bonded over their shared love for Brazilian music, and this led Gabriel to start writing more songs inspired by his heritage.

                                                                                                                ‘É o que a casa oferece’ is Gabriel’s debut album on Stones Throw. It pays homage to his Brazilian roots, but also brings a contemporary edge to the music Gabriel grew up listening to.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                1. Bandida
                                                                                                                2. Indiossincrasia
                                                                                                                3. Jasmim Parte 1
                                                                                                                4. Interlude (That’s A Shame)
                                                                                                                5. Jasmim Parte 2
                                                                                                                6. Batuque
                                                                                                                7. So You Can See Me
                                                                                                                8. Dona Chica
                                                                                                                9. Cachaça

                                                                                                                Gabriel Garzón-Montano

                                                                                                                Jardin Instrumentals

                                                                                                                  Sampled by Drake (“Jungle”) and G-Eazy (“Running”). Instrumental versions of Gabriel’s Stones Throw Records debut Jardín now available on limited edition wax. Gabriel Garzón-Montano’s formidable skills have come to fruition on Jardín in his Stones Throw debut. “This album came out of wanting to make music that reminds people how beautiful life is and how delicate their heart is,” he said. “I’ve always wanted to make music that is healing, comforting, and funky. I named the album Jardín hoping for it to create a space for healing when people put it on. “A garden is full of life, growth and beauty,” Gabriel said of choosing that unifying image as the title for his new album. “It makes me think of green and white and all the colors as they appear in different flowers.” That vivid spectrum bursts forth on Jardín itself and the album contains references to fruit of all sorts, sour mango, juicy tangerines and sweet peaches. From the heartache and aching vocals that float over the dusty drums of “Crawl” to the stutter-step thump of “Bombo Fabrika” to the high falsetto he nails on “Octave,” Garzón-Montano proves himself to already be one of 2017’s biggest breakout talents.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. Trial (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                  2. Sour Mango (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                  3. Fruitflies (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                  4. The Game (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                  5. Long Ears (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                  6. Crawl (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                  7. Bombo Fabrika (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                  8. Cantiga (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                  9. My Balloon (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                  10. Lullaby (Instrumental)

                                                                                                                  Charlie Gabriel


                                                                                                                    “I’ve been playing since I was 11 years old,” says Charlie Gabriel, the most senior member of the legendary Preservation Hall Band, “I never did anything in my life but play music. I’ve been blessed with that gift that God gave me, and I’ve tried to nurse it the best way I knew how.” While he’s faced plenty of challenges nursing that gift for more than 78 years, none likely rank with last winter’s passing of his brother and last living sibling, Leonard, lost to COVID-19. For the first time ever, Gabriel put down his horn, filling his days and weeks instead with dark reflection, a stubborn despondency broken now and then by regular chess matches in the studio kitchen of Hall leader Ben Jaffe, working overtime to bring his friend some light. One such afternoon also included Joshua Starkman, sitting off in a corner playing his guitar and half-watching the chess from a distance. When Charlie returned the next day, he brought his saxophone. “I was just inspired to try it, to play again. It had been a long time, and a guitar makes me feel free. I do love the sound of a piano, but it takes up a lot of a space, keeps me kind of boxed in.”

                                                                                                                    That day was to be the first session for 89, almost entirely the work of Gabriel, Jaffe and Starkman, recorded mostly right there, in the kitchen, by Matt Aguiluz. Charlie Gabriel’s first professional gig dates to 1943, sitting in for his father in New Orleans’ Eureka Brass Band. As a teenager living in Detroit, Charlie played with Lionel Hampton, whose band then included a young Charles Mingus, later spending nine years with a group led by Cab Calloway drummer J.C. Heard. While he’s also fronted a bebop quintet, played and/or toured with Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennet, Aretha Franklin and many more, this is the first time his name appears on the front of a record, as a bandleader.

                                                                                                                    Since 2006, Gabriel has been a member of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, featuring prominently on That’s It, So It Is, and Tuba to Cuba. 89 was different, and not simply due to a smaller ensemble. “We had no particular plan, or any particular insight on what we were gonna do. But we were enjoying what we were doing, jamming, having a musical conversation,” Charlie says, further musing, “Musical conversations cancel out complications.” 89 includes six standards and three newer pieces on which Gabriel is a writer: “Yellow Moon,” “The Darker It Gets” and “I Get Jealous.” The record also marks Charlie’s return to his first instrument, clarinet, on many of the tracks. “The clarinet is the mother of the saxophone,” he says. “I started playing clarinet early in life, and this [taught me] the saxophone.”

                                                                                                                    Finally, 89 includes three tracks of Charlie singing. “I always sung, but it wasn’t my forte to become a singer,” he says. “The truth is, people often develop a real relationship with a song once they hear the words. Sometimes I enjoy singing them.”

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    Memories Of You
                                                                                                                    Chelsea Bridge
                                                                                                                    I'm Confessin'
                                                                                                                    The Darker It Gets
                                                                                                                    Three Little Words
                                                                                                                    Yellow Moon
                                                                                                                    I Get Jealous

                                                                                                                    Peter Gabriel

                                                                                                                    Birdy - Music From The Film - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                      The album has been Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 33RPM, on 1x heavyweight black LP, to deliver maximum dynamic range in the sound.

                                                                                                                      Vinyl cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis. The album is true to the original LP design, but all images are newly re-scanned.

                                                                                                                      The album comes with a download card with a choice of digital download (Hi-Res 24bit or 16bit)

                                                                                                                      Recorded in 1984, and originally released in March 1985, Birdy marks the first occasion that Peter worked with French-Canadian producer and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Lanois who went onto co-produce both Peter’s So and US albums. The soundtrack to the Alan Parker movie of the same name – the tale of a Vietnam vet who harbours Icarus-like ambitions to fly – it finds Peter flexing his creative muscles free of any commercial pressures and has a number of tracks build out of elements of existing tracks from Peter’s third and fourth solo albums.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      SIDE A
                                                                                                                      A1 At Night
                                                                                                                      A2 Floating Dogs
                                                                                                                      A3 Quiet And Alone
                                                                                                                      A4 Close Up (from Family Snapshot)
                                                                                                                      A5 Slow Water
                                                                                                                      A6 Dressing The Wound
                                                                                                                      SIDE B
                                                                                                                      B1 Birdy's Flight (from Not One Of Us)
                                                                                                                      B2 Slow Marimbas
                                                                                                                      B3 The Heat (from The Rhythm Of The Heat)
                                                                                                                      B4 Sketchpad With Trumpet And Voice
                                                                                                                      B5 Under Lock And Key (from Wallflower)
                                                                                                                      B6 Powerhouse At The Foot Of The Mountain (from San Jacinto)

                                                                                                                      The Gabrieli Consort & Paul McCreesh

                                                                                                                      A Venetian Christmas

                                                                                                                        Sick of Roy Wood's Wizzard, Cliff Richard's "Mistletoe and Wine" or even carols from Kings? Here's a chance to experince the ambience of the first Mass of Christmas in St. Mark's as it might have been celebrated in Venice around 1600. Featuring the music of Giovanni Gabrieli (1554-1612) and Cipriano De Rore (1516-1565) and exquisitely played on period instruments by the Gabrieli Consort and conducted by Paul McCreesh, this is a brilliant spiritual and joyous disc with the wonderful Archiv Production sound quality that recaptures the reality of the voices and instruments.


                                                                                                                        Angels & Queens

                                                                                                                          The 13 track record will be released on 28th April 2023 via Atlas Artists/Parlophone Records. It was produced by the Grammy winning and fellow Compton local, Sounwave.

                                                                                                                          Angels & Queens - Part I was released back in September, picking up widespread acclaim across the globe. Its release was governed by the band’s desire to push through the release of new recordings this year, and release the record in two distinct chapters. The second chapter now concludes the full album’s tracklisting for a Spring 2023 release.

                                                                                                                          Angels & Queens incorporates a brand new recording of the band’s seminal debut single, Love & Hate In A Different Time, and songs that have already become staples of the band’s live set; Offering, Glory, and Great Wind.

                                                                                                                          A Deluxe CD version will also be made available with eight additional recordings, featuring four tracks from the band’s seminal Glastonbury set earlier in the Summer, a BBC Maida Vale session recording of Spanish Harlem, and a Greg Wilson and Che Wilson remix of Love and Hate in A Different Time.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          CD / Vinyl
                                                                                                                          1. Offering
                                                                                                                          2. The Blind
                                                                                                                          3. Angels & Queens
                                                                                                                          4. Taboo
                                                                                                                          5. To The Moon And Back
                                                                                                                          6. Professional
                                                                                                                          7. We Will Remember
                                                                                                                          8. Remember Me
                                                                                                                          9. If You Only Knew
                                                                                                                          10. Love And Hate In A Different Time
                                                                                                                          11. Glory
                                                                                                                          12. Great Wind

                                                                                                                          Deluxe CD Additional Tracks:
                                                                                                                          14.Love And Hate In A Different Time (Greg Wilson & Che Wilson Remix)
                                                                                                                          15. Blame (Live At Glastonbury)
                                                                                                                          16. Great Wind (Live At Glastonbury)
                                                                                                                          17. Professional (Live At Glastonbury)
                                                                                                                          18. We Will Remember (Live At Glastonbury)
                                                                                                                          19. Spanish Harlem (Live From Maida Vale)
                                                                                                                          20. Bloodline
                                                                                                                          21. Loyalty Ft. Ashley Sade


                                                                                                                          Angels & Queens - Part I

                                                                                                                            The first time I heard Gabriels’ Love And Hate In A Different Time, back in Autumn 2020, in the depths of lockdown, I fell in love with it instantly. It felt like such a spark of light in the gloom and it still fills me with joy every time I hear it. The question was whether they could follow that up or was it just a one off? Well finally, some two years later, they give us the answer in the shape of their debut LP (well the first half of their debut – part 2 follows next year). Angels & Queens is simply wonderful. It has the same markers as the single: Lush soul, gospel, string swells and of course that voice, but the mood is very different. It’s an album about love and loss and as such is suitably dramatic, with each song seeming like a mini masterpiece. They give a fresh take on classic soul and gospel song structures, and infuse them with strings, keys and horns, all topped with Jacob’s sublimely angelic falsetto vocal. They’ve created an album of atmospheric and absolutely compelling modern gospel blues.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            1. Angels & Queens
                                                                                                                            2. Taboo
                                                                                                                            3. Remember Me
                                                                                                                            4. If You Only Knew
                                                                                                                            5. To The Moon And Back
                                                                                                                            6. The Blind
                                                                                                                            7. Mama


                                                                                                                            Love And Hate In A Different Time / Spanish Harlem

                                                                                                                            In 2021, Los Angeles trio Gabriels arrived in a whirlwind with the loose-limbed vintage soul jam of ‘Love & Hate In A Different Time’, a song that could have dropped in almost any era. A stone-cold classic, it introduced a band so much more than just the sum of their supremely talented parts.

                                                                                                                            For the first time, ‘Love & Hate In A Different Time’ is now getting a special 7 Inch release with a previously unreleased live version of ‘Spanish Harlem’ recorded at BBC Maida Vale studios for a Gilles Peterson 6 Music session.

                                                                                                                            Just a handful of live shows deep, the spotlight swings and lands squarely on vocalist Jacob Lusk. A man who demands attention with a presence and voice of a gospel choir. That rich vocal swoops and soars through the pitches effortlessly matched by an on-stage persona that’s intensely likeable.

                                                                                                                            A bonafide star by anybody’s reckoning. Two acclaimed EPs deep and yet barely out of second gear, Gabriels have moved beyond mere promise to become one of 2022’s most essential new acts.

                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                            Millie says: Repress of pretty much the biggest soul track of the year, if you missed out last time then now is your chance to pounce. It's paired with a cover an all time classic 'Spanish Harlem' which is an actual dream, beautifully done.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            A1. Love And Hate In A Different Time
                                                                                                                            B1. Spanish Harlem

                                                                                                                            Daniel Gadd

                                                                                                                            As If In A Dream I Drifted At Sea

                                                                                                                              The story began like this ...We heard Daniel Gadd by pure chance. A flickering neon sign occupied one corner of the stage. Daniel took centre stage. He plays guitar and sings. We happened to be there. Immediately we began to listen. That dark basement in central London, a haven far from the concerns of people on the streets above, was the best place to be in London that night. The audience was spellbound. And then just as he seemed to be finishing up, someone shouted out “one more!” “Okay, thanks…is it okay if I do one more?” asked Daniel, wondering for a moment, not sure if it was. The venue booker by the door did not hesitate and nodded the go-ahead. Daniel played on. And we were very glad to be there. It turned out that Daniel Gadd had somehow got to London via Spain, and he had been in London for a year. He’d trained at Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain. He composes and scores for film, and also works as a film composer’s assistant, during the daytime.

                                                                                                                              At night he likes to play gigs. He’d even recorded an album of songs by the sea at Kalk Bay, a small fishing village that’s now become part of Cape Town. But he hadn’t known what to do next. Well we said we love your music so let’s meet up soon. A few days later we met Daniel at Foyles bookstore café at 107 Charing Cross Road. The album he’d mentioned is his remarkable debut. So here it is…. the album will now be released on CD and digital through Cargo. Daniel named his label 107 Recordings in recognition of the Foyles meeting where the idea for the release of this album was born. Daniel Gadd is 26 years old. He’s British-South African. He grew up in South Africa, he lived in Spain for a year and after that he found his way to London…

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1 Siri Linn
                                                                                                                              2 Some Time Ago (On A Cold Winter Night)
                                                                                                                              3 Rolling On
                                                                                                                              4 Sleep Turns Her Face
                                                                                                                              5 The Trail I'm Tracking 
                                                                                                                              6 Just Like The Road
                                                                                                                              7 So Long Old Friend
                                                                                                                              8 Someways Down A Highway 

                                                                                                                              Bill Gage & Cheater Slicks

                                                                                                                              Piano Tunnels

                                                                                                                                Bill Gage is a quasi-famous singer with a raw, rock ’n’ roll voice. Cheater Slicks are an infamous, raw, rock ’n’ roll band. Put the two together and the resulting album is a stream-of-conscious stew of wild, fuzz-drenched rock ’n’ roll!

                                                                                                                                Some history: both Cheater Slicks and Bill Gage’s band BILL began in Boston in 1987, and it was sometime around then that Gage first sang with Tom and David Shannon playing guitars, in Gage’s bedroom in Laconia, New Hampshire. It was an intense and primal sound that was not forgotten by those involved.

                                                                                                                                Gage’s singing has been compared to Captain Beefheart, David Thomas, Damo Suzuki, and Yoko Ono. However, Gage clearly has his own sound, which includes guttural yells, sweet crooning, and bluesy meanderings—all seemingly told from a tarpaper shack porch under the oceans of Mars.

                                                                                                                                Cheater Slicks have from the start been a brain-melting rock ‘n’ roll dream / nightmare of a band. Steeped in the wild guitar interplay and pounding drums of classic noisy underground rock groups (Cramps, Scientists, Velvet Underground), they have created their own unique and ever-evolving style that has only gotten deeper and sharper over the years.

                                                                                                                                In spring 2018, when Cheater Slicks were presented with the idea of a collaborative record with Gage, they wasted no time, and began writing and arranging new songs for the project. Gage traveled to Columbus to record at the legendary Musicol studios in November of that year. It was a great session and came together as if it were always meant to be. After thirty years of performing, is the world finally ready for Bill Gage—accompanied by the seismic Cheater Slicks? All profits from this record will benefit the Arts Resources programs of the National Association for Down Syndrome.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                1. Guitar-Man
                                                                                                                                2. A Monster
                                                                                                                                3. The Ribbon
                                                                                                                                4. The Game
                                                                                                                                5. Legend
                                                                                                                                6. Under Skin
                                                                                                                                7. Bad Boys
                                                                                                                                8. Piano Tunnels

                                                                                                                                Dave Gahan & Soulsavers


                                                                                                                                  Imposter is a collection of songs by Dave Gahan & Soulsavers. Dave & Soulsavers didn’t write these songs, but they listened to them, studied them & gave them new life.

                                                                                                                                  Recorded at the legendary Shangri-La Studio in Malibu, these versions of songs you know & some you may not, range from sparse to lush, sombre to joyful. The choices and the sequencing were deliberate & meaningful. It shines a light on the enduring strength of poignant lyrics and well executed melodies.

                                                                                                                                  Imposter is a reflection of Dave’s life, a story told by others, but in his own distinct voice. 

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  The Dark End Of The Street
                                                                                                                                  Strange Religion
                                                                                                                                  Lilac Wine
                                                                                                                                  I Held My Baby Last Night
                                                                                                                                  A Man Needs A Maid
                                                                                                                                  Metal Heart
                                                                                                                                  Shut Me Down
                                                                                                                                  Where My Love Lies Asleep
                                                                                                                                  The Desperate Kingdom Of Love
                                                                                                                                  Not Dark Yet
                                                                                                                                  Always On My Mind

                                                                                                                                  Gaika presents his debut album, "Basic Volume" after captivating listeners with a blistering pair of acclaimed, self-released mixtapes "Machine" and "Security" and the Warp-released EPs "Spaghetto" and "The Spectacular Empire". The 15 track collection is co-produced by Gaika, with additional production from similarly forward thinking contemporaries, including SOPHIE, Dutch E Germ, Dre Skull and DADRAS, Aart as well as previous collaborators including Jam City, Nick Leon and Frank Ocean’s "Blonde" and "Endless" collaborator Buddy Ross. Speaking about the album, Gaika says, “Basic Volume" is collection of alchemical parables for all the Immigrants who wander the earth in search of themselves”

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  Basic Volume
                                                                                                                                  Hackers & Jackers
                                                                                                                                  Seven Churches For St.
                                                                                                                                  Born Thieves
                                                                                                                                  36 Oaths
                                                                                                                                  Black Empire (Killmonger
                                                                                                                                  Clouds, Chemists And
                                                                                                                                  The Angel Gabriel
                                                                                                                                  Immigrant Sons (Pesos
                                                                                                                                  And Gas)
                                                                                                                                  Close To The Root
                                                                                                                                  Crown & Key
                                                                                                                                  Warlord Shoes
                                                                                                                                  Spectacular Anthem


                                                                                                                                  Seventeen Words

                                                                                                                                    While they’ve released records on their own, and even collaborated in the past (Orcas), Rafael Anton Irisarri and Benoit Pioulard have never made music quite like they do with Gailes. This is a pure winter doldrums soundtrack, when the stillness after a snowstorm ends elongates into deep contemplation.

                                                                                                                                    It’s not surprising that Seventeen Words was conceived, composed and recorded as the duo weathered a brutal winter squall, the remains of which can be viewed on the album’s artwork. This is bottomless music, minimal in sound yet majestic in presentation. Snow slows, time freezes. This is the world of Gailes, just a fragment of our own writ large for eternity.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1. Requiem For An Airport Television Newsreader
                                                                                                                                    2. That Name (Again)
                                                                                                                                    3. Surface Variations In The Snowfall
                                                                                                                                    4. On Distant Fields

                                                                                                                                    Neil Gaiman & FourPlay String Quartet

                                                                                                                                    Signs Of Life

                                                                                                                                      Since selling out the Concert Hall at the Sydney Opera House in 2010, Neil Gaiman and FourPlay String Quartet have been firm friends and collaborators. They have toured the world together, released a New York Times best-selling book & record together, sold out Carnegie Hall together and most importantly, recorded a new album together, Signs of Life. Reflecting the fact that Gaiman and FourPlay have each, always refused to be pigeon-holed in their creativity - together, they have created something remarkable and unique.

                                                                                                                                      Signs of Life is a gorgeous, ground-breaking and genre-bending collaboration between an iconic author and a unique musical ensemble. Part songwriting, part poetry, part story-telling; allencompassing, all-engaging, all beautiful.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      SIDE A
                                                                                                                                      1. Clock
                                                                                                                                      2. Möbius Strip
                                                                                                                                      3. Bloody Sunrise
                                                                                                                                      4. The Wreckers
                                                                                                                                      5. Song Of The Song
                                                                                                                                      6. Credo

                                                                                                                                      SIDE B
                                                                                                                                      7. Neverwhere
                                                                                                                                      8. Poeb First Read On January 26th, 2011 At The
                                                                                                                                      Sydney Opera House
                                                                                                                                      9. The Problem With Saints
                                                                                                                                      10. In Transit
                                                                                                                                      11. Sings Of Life
                                                                                                                                      12. Oceanic (CD ONLY)

                                                                                                                                      Produced by Ed Bangers’ SebastiAn (Frank Ocean, Kavinsky) and mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Lorde, David Bowie), the album features collaborations with Sir Paul McCartney, Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Connan Mockasin and Owen Pallett (Arcade Fire, Caribou).

                                                                                                                                      Having previously written lyrics with Jarvis Cocker and Air on ‘5.55’ (2006) and Beck on ‘IRM’ (2010), ‘Rest’ is the first album where Gainsbourg penned all the words. Feeling daunted by the desire to poetise her ideas, deliverance would arrive initially courtesy of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, who provided the music for the title track, steering Charlotte toward a forensically focused approach to lyric writing. “Those were the first words that I actually sang on the album. I came in with all my bunches of lyrics… It was too much, really, and Guy-Man was saying, ‘you can’t say all that, you have to simplify it,’ and he reduced it to three words! It felt so innocent in a way, but it was exactly what I needed at that time”. On the album, Gainsbourg addresses personal topics ranging from the death of her father Serge and more recently sister Kate Barry, to the tensions between her shyness and her life as a performer and public figure, to charmingly illogical childhood fears.

                                                                                                                                      The album’s major production lynchpin would be French DJ, remixer and producer Sebastian Akchoté-Bozovic, aka SebastiAn, best known for his releases on French house label Ed Banger and for his production work for Frank Ocean. His background in electronic music accorded with Charlotte’s desire for a sound with a disquieting, mechanistic edge, inspired by Giorgio Moroder and, perhaps unsurprisingly for a revered, award-winning film actress, movie soundtracks, particularly Pino Donaggio’s score for Brian De Palma’s ’70s horror classic Carrie and Georges Delerue’s music for Jean-Luc Godard’s nouvelle vague masterpiece Le Mepris, as well as the chilly, unsettling ambience of films like Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and Hitchcock’s Rebecca.

                                                                                                                                      The eleven essays on ‘Rest’ are nothing if not sure-footed, proffering a compelling fusion of gleaming, string-emblazoned modern electro-pop and cinematically textured avant-chanson – their magical music box melodies kissed by bruised, introspective, occasionally disquieting lyrics. The album opens with the nursery rhyme enchantment of ‘Ring a Ring a Roses’, a hazy mosaic of nostalgic childhood snapshots – the verses delivered in intimately captured French, the instantly infectious chorus in coolly clipped English – and ends with the electro-disco-flavoured ‘Les Oxalis’ (named after the eponymous woodland flower). “Those two songs were always the bookends of the album”, Charlotte explains. The latter’s rhythmic energy cuts against the lyric, describing a lachrymose promenade through a cemetery. “I remember SebastiAn asking, ‘Are you sure that’s what you want to say against that rhythm?’ But that’s how this album made sense to me, in the contradiction between things, with the music taking you somewhere and the words going the opposite way”.

                                                                                                                                      It’s a potent dichotomy that permeates much of ‘Rest’, from ‘Lying With You’, whose busy drums and angular synths frame a lyric about Serge Gainsbourg’s death (“Like everyone who’s gone through this, you have to deal with the memory of someone who is still alive in your head, and the way you’ve seen them dead. I wanted to talk about the crudity of this”, explains Charlotte), to the frank, self-examining ‘I’m a Lie’ (“…about not knowing if you’re able to collapse or fly. It’s something that I’m always wrestling with”), and the wonderfully Giorgio Moroder-esque ‘Deadly Valentine’, whose lyrics, essentially a string of uncannily delivered wedding vows, play out against a motorik Euro-disco beat and soaring strings.

                                                                                                                                      Another essay, ‘Songbird in a Cage’, was penned for Charlotte by Sir Paul McCartney, no less. “We had a very nice lunch about six-and-a-half years ago”, she recalls. “I couldn’t believe that I was actually sitting next to him. I told him that if he ever had a song for me it would be a dream come true. A few weeks later he sent this track. It was a demo. I didn’t know what to do with it, because I wanted it to be part of the album. We had to reinvent it. Paul very sweetly came to Electric Lady. He did a bit of piano, some bass, a bit of guitar. It was incredible, just to see him work”.

                                                                                                                                      The aides-de-camp may have played their role on Rest, but it remains undeniably the work of a singular artist, one who has explored her personal darkness in pursuit of a sense of purpose and a place of resolution, purging herself of creative shyness and timidity in the process. “This time it felt like flying on my own. I knew I needed the right collaborator, and SebastiAn was always there, but all the same, this time the album is really mine”.

                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                      Barry says: Brilliant goth-pop, throbbing basslines and the undeniably exotic and infinitely more alluring addition of vocals 'En Fraincaise' (that's french for 'In French'). Lovely.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      1. Ring-A-Ring O' Roses 
                                                                                                                                      2. Lying With You
                                                                                                                                      3. Kate 
                                                                                                                                      4. Deadly Valentine  
                                                                                                                                      5. I'm A Lie 
                                                                                                                                      6. Rest 
                                                                                                                                      7. Sylvia Says  
                                                                                                                                      8. Songbird In A Cage 
                                                                                                                                      9. Dans Vos Airs  
                                                                                                                                      10. Les Crocodiles  
                                                                                                                                      11. Les Oxalis 

                                                                                                                                      Serge Gainsbourg & Jean-Claude Vannier

                                                                                                                                      Les Chemins De Katmandou

                                                                                                                                        After decades in the making Finders Keepers Records proudly present us with the first-ever pressing of Serge Gainsbourg’s most elusive and coveted soundtrack studio recordings - co-written, arranged and orchestrated by the genius Jean-Claude Vannier (‘Histoire De Melody Nelson’) during what many consider to be the dynamic duo’s most definitive creative period.
                                                                                                                                        Believed to have been lost in a studio fire by Gainsbourg enthusiasts for over forty years (a myth that also shrouds Morricone’s lost ‘Danger Diabolik’ soundtrack) the misplaced master-tapes for the drug-fuelled/Mai 68 cash-in/road-movie ‘Les Chemins De Katmandou’ have been widely considered the final audio jigsaw piece in an immaculate discography/filmography thus earning this soundtrack bone-fide Holy Grail status amongst the most avid disc detectives.
                                                                                                                                        Featuring the original crack team of Paris based players now recognised as French library music royalty, this LP epitomises the inimitable musical direction and expert psychedelic pop musicianship that graced classic Gainsbourg/Vannier soundtracks like ‘La Horse’, ‘Cannabis’ and ‘Sex Shop’. Laying the stylistic, futureproof foundations for subsequent decades of forward-thinking Gallic funk mastery.
                                                                                                                                        Comprising Vannier’s signature recipe of thick plucked bass lines, close-mic’d drums, biting Clavinet and Eastern influenced strings and percussion (and a sprinkling of subtle traditional French instrumentation) the soundtrack to ‘Les Chemins De Katmandou’ (aka ‘The Road To Katmandu’ or ‘The Pleasure Pit’) captures Vannier and Gainsbourg in the first year of their creative partnership capturing their unique embryonic energy.
                                                                                                                                        This previously lost full soundtrack score now exists on vinyl for the first time ever as an infinitely important milestone in the early development of the duo who would shape the sound of French pop music for years to come.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        Les Chemins De Katmandou (Titles)
                                                                                                                                        The Pleasure Pit
                                                                                                                                        Le Roi Des Phlébotomes
                                                                                                                                        Flower Child
                                                                                                                                        Cache Cache
                                                                                                                                        Opium Den
                                                                                                                                        Fallen Rainbow
                                                                                                                                        Colin-Maillard (Vox)
                                                                                                                                        Les Chemins De Katmandou

                                                                                                                                        In 1964 and 1966, when Serge Gainsbourg participated in the two public recordings at the “Maison de la Radio”, he was undoubtedly the outstanding protagonist of the evening. It was at this moment that his, according to his own words, “blue period” came to an end. This period was characterized by left-bank songs, tinged with notes of jazz and exotic rhythms.

                                                                                                                                        Gainsbourg remains the master of chiaroscuro, double meaning and a true poet with caustic irony.

                                                                                                                                        In these eight moving songs, Gainsbourg adopts the figure of the disappointed lover as well as the one of the cynical disillusioned man, accompanied by notes of piano or by a guitar and a double-bass. These original recordings perfectly summarize the first decade of his career.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        A1. Le Rock De Nerval
                                                                                                                                        A2. La Recette De L’amour Fou
                                                                                                                                        A3. Les Goémons
                                                                                                                                        A4. La Javanaise
                                                                                                                                        B1. Le Talkie Walkie
                                                                                                                                        B2. Elaeudanla Téïtéïa
                                                                                                                                        B3. Intoxicated Man
                                                                                                                                        B4. Ces Petits Riens

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