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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.

TRACK LISTING

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. 

TRACK LISTING

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 IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2019 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

    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

      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2019 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

      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

      Witchdoctor

      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2019 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

      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)

        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY AS PART OF THE AUGUST 29TH DROP DAY AT 6PM.
        LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.


        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

        Garbage

        No Gods No Masters (RSD21 EDITION)

          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JUNE 12TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

          IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JUNE 12TH).


          Garbage return with their seventh studio album on 11th June 2021 No Gods No Masters. This 11 track album will be available on exclusive transparent pink vinyl housed in gatefold sleeve with bespoke artwork to Record Store Day 2021.

          Genesis

          Live At Knebworth (RSD21 EDITION)

            THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JUNE 12TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

            IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JUNE 12TH).


            This is the first time, in over thirty years, that this title, has ever been released as a 12" EP on black vinyl (numbered). An iconic release from an iconic artist. This was originally released on DVD and a 2CD set which features performances from one of the most legendary concerts ever staged in Britain and each sale raises money for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.

            Georgia

            Seeking Thrills (After Hours) (RSD21 EDITION)

              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JULY 17TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

              IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JULY 17TH).


              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 

              TRACK LISTING

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

              Gun Club

              Ruby Sessions (RSD21 EDITION)

                THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JULY 17TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JULY 17TH).


                never released alternate tracks originally recorded for their debut album "Fire of Love" produced by Chris D. 1981 "Fire of Love" and "Bad Indian" Minky Records presents an exclusive vinyl release From the first sessions of the original GUN CLUB

                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

                  Control

                  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

                  Control
                  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

                  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

                  Kwaakwaa
                  Akoko Ba
                  This Hustling World
                  Toffie
                  Adwoa
                  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 

                    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

                        Since 2017 FSOL have released whats called "Calendar" albums, which are digitally delivered monthly tracks that form a 12 track album by the end of the year. This release picks the best tracks from the last 4 years and brings them together in a seamlessly mixed 50 minute journey - 11 songs from FSOL, Humanoid and Synth-a, engineered and mixed by Yage at FSOL's 9Lwest Studios.

                        I’ll tell you whut: FSOL have long none of the impetusand drive to conjure up sounds of the future. Much like Autechre every release seems to conjure up new, unfathomable levels of synthesis that have remained unattainable. Infact, few electronica luminaries have achieved the varied and down right arresting cataglogue of sounds, rhythms, atmospheres and sequences that this pioneering act have.

                        “Music From Calendars” sees a beautifully plotted journey through their most recent soundscapes. Contrasting utopic and dystopic, multi-dimensional sonic vistas with blasted machine rhythms, overdriven synthesizer functions and atmospheres grabbed from galaxies far, far away. It’s a transportive journey that leaves you gasping for air as soon as it leaves the cerebral orbit and by the record’s finally should have you parachuted back into your consciousness reborn and invigorated. Highly recommended! 


                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1. Penduloop
                        A2. Purple
                        B1. Out Of Office
                        B2. Flux

                        Gaspard Auge is releasing his Debut Album “Escapades”, out in June 25th.

                        He is best known as one half of Justice, the duo that united rock and rave and whose dancefloor smashes defined a generation.

                        Gaspard made an instrumental album whose sound will be familiar to Justice ’s fanbase, echoing some previous works & inspirations of the cult duet.

                        Escapades sounds like a UFO landing from another galaxy, or time, a baroque masterpiece that reimagines European classical music for this century.

                        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
                            Vern
                            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
                            Snipers
                            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
                            Leary
                            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)
                              Training
                              Connections
                              Escaping The Hotel
                              The Ghost Of Her Mother
                              Relentless / Forest
                              Memories
                              Bullet With Butterfly Wings (Karen O)
                              Berlin Night Drive
                              Always Hunted
                              Eric's Theme
                              Sensing Danger
                              Beyond
                              A Cornered Animal
                              Marisa Held Hostage
                              Eric Leaves Hanna
                              Nice Paris Life
                              Runway Ambush
                              Wulfstan II (Beak>)

                              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

                              Feminist Song

                                Debut solo release from Gina Birch, founding member of Dorothy, The Hangovers and The (hugely influential) Raincoats. "Feminist Song" made it’s way into recent Raincoats gigs and Gina’s longtime collaborator and fellow Raincoat Ana da Silva contributes monotron on this recording. Mixed by Youth.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. Feminist Song
                                2. Feminist Song (Ambient Mix)

                                Sao Paulo’s Gui Boratto has been an innovator and leading member Brazil's dance music community for some time. His versatility to cross genres and remain faithful to the floor has been proven time and time again. Be it from “Beautiful Life” to “Azzura” or “No Turning Back”, his influence has struck a permanent chord in melodic dance music.

                                "Pentagram" sees Boratto expand and diversify his catalogue. It opens with the sublime, electrified beauty of "The Walker" before dropping to the drum-kit guided chaos of "The Black Bookshell". Beautiful Life vocalist Luciana Villanova sings on "Overload", a fast paced and evocative track that's ridiculously now, whilst "The Phoenix", featuring another guest vocalist - Nathan Berger - sees more emotive moods contrasted against Boratto's impressive electronic underlay.

                                Through his signature kaleidoscopic approach, Boratto has delivered a far-reaching, all-encompassing album that's wonderfully accessible. At once able to soundtrack a cocktail party on the beach, a night out on the town with the ladies / lads as well as the Sunday afternoon chores; it's radio crossover potential is also painfully apparent from the very first track with the Brazilian producer embracing a pop-like charm and songwriting style throughout.

                                Whereas "Spur" (a field-tested 808 and 909-heavy 'purist track', 'very, very old school' Boratto insists) and "Alcazar" are sheer smooth-edged 4/4 epics, the album also has some surprising, startling moments up it's sleeve: the John Barry-esque "Scene 2" (with a hint of Amon Tobin, "Easy Muffin" style, throw in) and its refined string-laden buildup, 100% fitted for a 007 opening credit sequence; or with "Hallucination" (feat B.T.) and the further James Holden-ish title-track "Pentagram" (think 'The Idiots Are Winning'); 'one of those exercises I did when I got my Buchla modular synth', Boratto analyses, 'I think I’ve used more than 30 different snares, with different delays and reverbs. The whole song is alive'. And so is "Pentagram" in its entirety: alive and definitely just as manifold and hopeful as its architectonics are; the stuff of science and dreams all at once. 


                                TRACK LISTING

                                A1 The Walker
                                A2 The Black Bookshelf
                                A3 Overload Feat. Luciana Villanova
                                B1 Forgotten
                                B2 Forgive Me
                                B3 Scene 2
                                C1 Alcazar
                                C2 The Phoenix Feat. Nathan Berger
                                C3 Halluciantion Feat. B.T.
                                D1 Spur
                                D2 Pentagram
                                D3 618

                                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

                                  "The Awakening" - a record not only showcasing Brezzo's versatile but still jazz focused approach and style but also displaying Horsch's pure talent as a musician and a songwriter whilst perfectly delivering that very own, very personal and deeply wonderful melancholy and moody jazz vibes.
                                  And despite Gianni Brezzo releases usually coming as instrumental only this EP features appearances by Jakarta Record's affiliated artists such as Berlin/Tel Aviv based singer and producer J.Lamotta just as Soul singer Otis Junior from Louisville, Kentucky contributing their signature vocal and lyrical approaches, giving the record an additional soulful note.

                                  The EP's 1st single "Flower Rain" draws inspiration from Jazz musicians and songwriters like Mathew Halsall, Tommy Guererro and Jaakko Eino Kalevi and turned out to become a mélange of all three of them, making the song similarly traditional and unique while keeping its rhythm and harmonies quite simple. The song got picked up for Spotify Playlists "State Of Jazz" (480K) and "All New Jazz" (19K) as well as for the Apple Music Jazz Playlist "New Latitudes" right away.

                                  The 2nd single happens to be the EP's title track "The Awakening" and deals with Horsch's very own awakening in regards of how and when he's creating music and that after all musical journeys and experiments the center piece of his art always was and still is his acoustic guitar. No effects, no amps, nothing but handmade jazz with soul, heart & attitude – a pure moment of clarity.
                                  The 3rd and final single is called "Beirut" and features singer J.Lamotta (who's born in Tel Aviv to a family with Moroccan roots) on vocals and lyrics and as she approaches the song's very sensitive subject quite heartwarming and carefully while Gianni perfectly catches and covers that mood on the musical side. The song will also come with a video shot by Israelian Filmmaker and photographer Boaz Aquino.

                                  ­­­The record's simple but powerful artwork design comes from Simone Cihlar (Seed, Anderson Paak., Tom Misch, etc.). The according animations, videos and canvas come from visual artist 12inchmotion (Farhot, FloFilz, Yassin, etc. ).

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1. Flower Rain
                                  2. Beirut (feat. J Lamotta)
                                  3. In My Arms
                                  4. The Awakening (Intro)
                                  5. The Awakening
                                  6. Hold Tight (Otis Junior)
                                  7. Home Run

                                  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

                                  Libre
                                  Exposicion Al Vacio
                                  Painani Iii
                                  Nuevas Visiones De Luz
                                  Caminatas
                                  Escarpadas
                                  Bailarina
                                  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

                                    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

                                      Garth Cartwright

                                      Going For A Song

                                        The in-depth history of the rise, fall and rise of the independent record shop in the UK. Travelling the length and breadth of the UK, Garth Cartwright conducted 100+ interviews with many record shop pioneers, noted musicians and record collectors. Utilising comprehensive research, Cartwright traces record retail history across a century of unprecedented social, cultural and political change.

                                        With foreword by Stewart Lee

                                        From market traders selling music hall 78s via HMV's gloved classical emporium through Soho's post-WW2 jazz, blues and folk scene to mods hungry for imported ska and soul 45s, Going For A Song documents how popular music and youth fashions took shape around influential record shops. Brian Epstein, the genius behind Liverpool's NEMS shops, utilises his trade contacts to launch The Beatles. Psychedelia's golden dawn is overseen at Mayfair's One Stop (Jimi Hendrix's being a regular) while A Clockwork Orange is filmed in the Chelsea Drug Store. The '70’s finds Richard Branson’s Virgin shops leading a revolution in record retail. Rough Trade and Small Wonder launch punk record labels from within their respective shops. Disco and reggae, techno and dubstep, are all shaped by visionary record shops. Then, at the dawn of this century, hundreds of record shops crash. From these ruins rise independent shops surfing the vinyl revival and Record Store Day.

                                        Never before published research documents how a young Bob Dylan records in the basement of a Soho shop while David Bowie, Dusty Springfield, Elton John, Danny Baker and Pete Burns all first entered the music industry via working in record shops. Here friendships were forged, knowledge shared, bands formed and history shaped.

                                        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

                                            Canter
                                            Kampfire Vampire
                                            War Song Soldier
                                            Where We’re Going
                                            Head In The Clouds
                                            Dark Days
                                            The Bonny
                                            Sun Queen
                                            Outsiders
                                            Roll The Credits
                                            Ghost
                                            Mayhem
                                            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)

                                                Documentary
                                                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
                                                Lyrics
                                                Previously Unpublished Photographs
                                                Essays By Andrew Perry, Jon Einarson, Johnny Rogan, Martin Aston & Sid Griffin.

                                                Gerald Cleaver's second electronic album, jointly released by 577 Records sub label Positive Elevation and Meakusma. It sees Cleaver further exploring the depths of electronic music offered by his hometown Detroit, combining those influences with his personal musical background as a jazz drummer.

                                                The results are outstanding - at times challenging but always offering reward for the deeper listener. There a beautifuly juxtaposition of Detriot futurism and jazz heritage. He might not be the first to do it (see also: Carl Craig, Moritz Von Oswald, Jeff Mills, Floating Points etc) but what Gerald's achieves here is standalone and unique. It's playful, highly textured, completely non linear and quite extraterrestrial. 


                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A1. Cooper Moore
                                                A2. Galaxy Faruq
                                                A3. Virelles
                                                B1. Bond
                                                B2. Victor Lewis
                                                B3. Geri Allen
                                                B4. Buena Vista

                                                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

                                                Beachs
                                                I Don’t Feel So Alive
                                                Sever The Walls
                                                Yesterday
                                                Piano Song
                                                Feelin’ Fine
                                                Downtown
                                                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

                                                  It’s been an extraordinary journey for Gaz Coombes, from flashily whiskered pop tearaway to Ivor Novello and BRIT award winning rock star. The mega-watt melodic genius responsible for ten Top 20 hits and six Top 20 albums - 'I Should Coco' was Parlophone’s fastest selling debut since the Beatles 'Please Please Me' - returns with his remarkable new album, entitled 'Matador'.

                                                  “There’s this disposable vibe around music at the moment which is odd, because it’s so obviously central to most people’s lives,” says Gaz. “Life is full of moments of fear, loss and longing, but it’s how you get through those things and triumph over them which define you. But there’s as much light as there is dark on this record; there’s beauty in both of those states and that has always intrigued me."

                                                  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

                                                  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.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  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
                                                  7. Oxygen Mask
                                                  8. In Waves
                                                  9. The Oaks
                                                  10. Vanishing Act
                                                  11. Weird Dreams

                                                  Gal Costa

                                                  India

                                                    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.

                                                    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".

                                                      All formats come with a free Piccadilly Records EOY Sampler CD whilst stocks last.

                                                      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

                                                      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

                                                        This 1975 album is a studio session organized by Maestro Giacomo Dell'Orso (the husband of Edda) here released under his given name and not the Oscar Lindok pseudonym he's better known for. This album had the simple purpose of a fun and playful session without preconceived models. The result is a carefree album, from the friendly cover (Orso means Bear) to the music that is interwoven with bossa nova, samba, jazz and funk in a style that recalls in many ways the work of Maestro Piero Piccioni. Dell'Orso plays organ, electric piano and Bulisacchio (a synth with metal slats that simulate bass), Nino Rapicavoli on flute and sax, Jimmy Tamborelli on guitars and Ciro Cocozza on percussion.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        Side A:
                                                        1) Un Italiano A Manhattan
                                                        2) Clementina Un Due Tre
                                                        3) Sambatico
                                                        4) Ieri Sera A Rio
                                                        5) Hippy Piu’ Che Mai

                                                        Side B:
                                                        1) Ciao Carioca
                                                        2) Dolce Emma
                                                        3) Balla Hermosa
                                                        4) Valzer Souvenir
                                                        5) Non Mi Va Giu’

                                                        Ged Duffy

                                                        Factory Fairy-Tales

                                                          Ged Duffy might be the unluckiest man in Manchester music. He could have managed New Order; he could have been the bass player in The Cult; he could have seen his band, Stockholm Monsters, take the mantle of the Happy Mondays and become the breakout scally-band on the coolest record label in the world... but of course none of this happened.

                                                          Told with wit and a photographic memory for gigs and dates, Ged recalls his years as a stagehand at the Russell Club and later The Hacienda, touring with New Order and then turning down the chance to tour America with them, leaving Stockholm Monsters when they were about to hit it big, life in the colony of artists, oddballs and dropouts in Hulme and how he managed to successfully avoid fame and fortune.

                                                          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

                                                          A much-needed reissue of the 1992 old school, breakbeat hardcore classic ‘Compnded’ b/w a killer 2015 Krafty Kuts remix. An undeniable rave anthem that’s blown the minds of many a dancefloor across the past 30 years. I guess we right in the throws of the hardcore breakbeat renaissance - and that's fine with me! Massive around these parts through parties at Bowlers, Helta Skelta and Dreamscape; anyone born between around '75-85 should be digging these feels. As for young'uns getting on board now - this'll put hairs on your instagram filter!

                                                          Summat about these tunes brings back a nostalgic feeling of innocence; even though they were indeed turbulent timesd! A pre-internet time when music was absorbed in the present, experience was not accumulated and sincerity was omnipresent.  


                                                          Massive support from day one from the likes of Carl Cox, Ray Keith, Grooverider, Slipmatt, Krafty Kuts

                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                          Matt says: A justifiably large number from the halcyon days of breakbeat hardcore. The Krafty Kuts might be a bit easier to digest these days as we're all that bit older and slower on our feet! Mega to hear this back on rotation - feel the rush!

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Compnded - (Original Mix)
                                                          Compnded - (Krafty Kuts Re-Kut)

                                                          Gus Englehorn

                                                          Dungeon Master

                                                            Before Montreal singer-songwriter Gus Englehorn was signed to Secret City Records he lived in a cabin in the woods and wrote Dungeon Master, the cutest, heaviest, strangest rock'n'roll record you will hear this year. Before he moved to the cabin he fell in love — in Salt Lake City, Utah - with a girl from Québec, whom he married one Friday the 13th. She would go on to become his drummer.

                                                            Before he met the girl - her name's Estée Preda by the way, she plays like Moe Tucker on salvia - Gus crisscrossed the globe as a world-class snowboarder. He shredded the gnar, he appeared in weird-ass videos, he made the covers of magazines and got sponsored by a company that manufactured sunglasses.

                                                            But before that he lived in Hawaii - on a lava field, off the grid, with his parents and two brothers. And before that in Alaska - in a hamlet called Ninilchik, where his parents fished for salmon, and he and his brothers ate moose, and pizza, and played Nintendo, and also pretended to be wizards. All normal. All ordinary. "Dog dreaming of being a man / and a man dreaming of being a dog," Gus Englehorn sings. "Run rabbit run!"

                                                            What's important to know is that for almost all of Gus's life - while he was getting bullied on the Big Island, while he was gleefully nonsenseboarding, while he was down in a basement groping for chords - he dreamed of being a songwriter. If he couldn't be Dylan maybe he'd be Daniel Johnston - or Frank Black and The Pixies or maybe Darby Crash and The Germs. And when he finally emerged - first on 2020's Death & Transfiguration and now here, on the 34-year-old's label debut - the sound he had found was dark and delightful, fun and demented, packed with dynamics and the chug of a hysterical guitar.

                                                            "Me voilà!" Gus declares mid-way through the throws of "The Gate," announcing the arrival of a singer who can coo and howl and snarl with his eyelashes fluttering. Dungeon Master is an outsider opus that sparkles with its Dada spirit - that playful juxtaposition of isolation, alienation and a mildish case of OCD. "I let my subconscious do the driving," Gus admits, and as you listen to these 10 tunes it's difficult not to do the same: to sit back like a dog with a two-legged daydream; like a fisherwoman with her net; like a snowboarder with a mouth full of powder.

                                                            Englehorn's electric visions are studded with synths and strings and manic pixie backing vocals, but at the heart of it is he and Estée's gnashing guitar and drums, turning the singer's darkest material – like on the stomping, paranoid "Tarantula," or the chapped and pleading "Exercise Your Demons" – into blasts of catharsis. Dungeon Master is deeper than a cellar, blunter than a club — a shivering introduction to an artist who's finally, fervidly arrived.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            CD:
                                                            1. The Gate
                                                            2. Ups And Downs
                                                            3. Exercise Your Demons
                                                            4. Sunset Strip
                                                            5. Oh Well Unwell
                                                            6. Tarantula
                                                            7. Lips
                                                            8. Run Rabbit Run
                                                            9. Terrible Horse
                                                            10. The Flea

                                                            LP:
                                                            SIDE A:
                                                            1. The Gate
                                                            2. Ups And Downs
                                                            3. Exercise Your Demons
                                                            4. Sunset Strip
                                                            5. Oh Well Unwell
                                                            SIDE B:
                                                            6. Tarantula
                                                            7. Lips
                                                            8. Run Rabbit Run
                                                            9. Terrible Horse
                                                            10. The Flea 

                                                            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

                                                              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

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

                                                                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 

                                                                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.

                                                                      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

                                                                      GA-20 Does Hound Dog Taylor

                                                                      Try It... You Might Like It!

                                                                        Previously releases both charted on Billboard Blues charts. . Releasing in partnership with with Alligator Records for 50th Anniversary. Worldwide tour to accompany album release. The first of four new LPs to be released within the next year and a half. Blues music is revered for its timelessness. The best blues no matter how old sounds as fresh and visceral today as it did when first recorded. The high-energy electric blues trio GA-20 guitarist Matt Stubbs, guitarist / vocalist Pat Faherty, and drummer Tim Carman know this well. The band’s dynamic self-penned songs sound and feel as fresh and real as the old blues they love and perform, including songs by Otis Rush, J.B. Lenoir, Howlin’ Wolf, Junior Wells and especially their favorite, Hound Dog Taylor.

                                                                        Legendary six-fingered Chicago bluesman Theodore Roosevelt “Hound Dog” Taylor always knew how he wanted to be remembered, declaring, “When I die they’ll say, ‘he couldn’t play shit, but he sure made it sound good!’” His first full length recording in 1971 was also the first album on now world-famous Alligator Records, Hound Dog Taylor & The HouseRockers. In fact, label president Bruce Iglauer founded Alligator for the sole purpose of recording and releasing that album.

                                                                        Now, Colemine Records working in partnership with Alligator Records will release GA-20’s new full-length album, Try It…You Might Like It! GA-20 Does Hound Dog Taylor, featuring 10 songs written or performed by the Chicago blues legend. From the fiery first single and album opener “She’s Gone” to the blistering “Sadie” to the all-time Hound Dog classic “Give Me Back My Wig”, GA-20 deliver one electrifying track after another. As a follow up to their Billboard-chart-topping Lonely Soul LP, a full worldwide tour will accompany this release, surely to galvanize the blues scene around GA-20!

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. She's Gone
                                                                        2. Let's Get Funky
                                                                        3. Sitting At Home Alone
                                                                        4. Phillips Goes Bananas
                                                                        5. It's Alright
                                                                        6. Give Me Back My Wig
                                                                        7. It Hurts Me Too
                                                                        8. See Me In The Evening
                                                                        9. Sadie
                                                                        10. Hawaiian Boogie

                                                                        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

                                                                        Brimming with creativity, “Fluff” is the debut album from singer-songwriter Andy Gabbard (Buffalo Killers). This is “Modern Grunge Fuzz Pop with 60’s aura”. On “Fluff” you can hear the deeply-solid effects of the grunge genre and mid-90’s ‘alternative music’ in a sonic gestalt. Exhibiting characteristics of fairly recent genres, as well as some classics that surrounded him during his youth, the album breaks barriers of seemingly comfortable, unthreatening music cultivating a physical embodiment of Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr, latter Beatles and even Brian Wilson! Buffalo Killers continue their successful run and now, it’s not running alone. “Fluff” is the start of something great. 

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        Fluff
                                                                        Home Suite
                                                                        Supernational
                                                                        Everything She Does
                                                                        Octoman
                                                                        Lonely Girl
                                                                        LYSM
                                                                        More
                                                                        Look Not Sound
                                                                        Dreams
                                                                        DDS

                                                                        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)

                                                                          Lush, hi-fidelity, electronic house music here from Montreal as Gabriel Rei blesses Bienvenue with three tracks of sumptious late nite textures.

                                                                          Produced with a keen attention to detail and a firm grip of his technologies, all three tracks exude a dreamy expansiveness - with elements of dub techno coalesced with direct dancefloor kinetics and a floaty, melodic touch. Pulsating, rippling and cascading synth licks it's defining feature.

                                                                          Rei's patches and synthesis are mind bogglingly good; recalling the recently passed D. Ball and his Ourtime output alongside other higher ring operatives. This is pretty special folks, especially for those with a penchant the more techier side of house music - don't sleep!


                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1. All And This
                                                                          A2. Basement Limbo
                                                                          B. City Of Dreams

                                                                          Charlie Gabriel

                                                                          '89

                                                                            “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
                                                                            Stardust
                                                                            Three Little Words
                                                                            Yellow Moon
                                                                            I Get Jealous

                                                                            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.

                                                                              Gabriels

                                                                              Love And Hate In A Different Time

                                                                                Jacob Lusk, Ryan Hope & Ari Balouzian; an acclaimed gospel singer and choir director, an established film director and a classically trained musician and soundtrack artist. This is the trio that fate brought together and now make up Gabriels.

                                                                                Their debut EP ‘Love & Hate In A Different Time’ comprises five songs that sound instantly of another era without faltering into throwback territory. True masters of story-telling, their timeless take on vintage soul, new R&B and just a hint of ultra-contemporary altpop have seen them become firm favourites of Gilles Peterson, Off White’s Virgil Abloh, Benji B, Annie Mac, Elton John... the list goes on.

                                                                                The lead track and new single, ‘Love & Hate In A Different Time’, showcases their sound perfectly. A soul-stirring song with elements of funk and that joyous gospel influence too. Jacob has one of those terrifically cavernous deliveries and understands the power of when to adopt restraint and when to let rip. It’s raw, show-stopping and combines to form a magical few minutes of cinematic sound, unlike anything else out there today.

                                                                                In the song’s long-form video, directed by band member and British born musician Ryan Hope (himself a celebrated music video director), we’re taken through a history of the dancefloor in archive footage, culminating in Jacob singing Billie Holliday’s Strange Fruit to a rapt audience during a Black Lives Matter protest in LA last year. It’s an engrossing, moving watch and an evocative listen.

                                                                                The rest of the EP stands tall with its lead track, shoulder to shoulder. Experimental flourishes, sultry beats and jazzy polyrhythms. Intoxicating stuff, it’s music that is hard not to like. Simply riveting and a hugely promising introduction to an already accomplished new act.

                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                Matt says: Repress of pretty much the biggest soul 12" of the year. There's been no escaping these tracks and now they're available for all once again.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                A1 - Loyalty (Featuring Ashley Sade)
                                                                                A2 - In Loving Memory
                                                                                A3 - Professional
                                                                                B1 - Love And Hate In A Different Time
                                                                                B2 - The Blind
                                                                                B3 - Love And Hate In A Different Time (Alternate Version)

                                                                                Gabriels

                                                                                Love And Hate In A Different Time - Kerri Chandler Remixes

                                                                                American house music legend Kerri Chandler has reimagined Gabriels’ debut single, "Love and Hate in a Different Time". It’s the first reinterpretation of the LA band’s standout hit, and an unsurprisingly soulful take by the New Jersey deep house pioneer.

                                                                                Kerri says 'The moment I heard and saw the video for the Gabriels it gave me chills, Jacob’s voice and the production immediately stood out to me. I wanted to know who was behind this beautiful song. The more I spoke with Ryan, Ari and Jacob, the more we became family, it felt like I have known them for years. When they told me they wanted to go back in the studio to go and re-record vocals, just for my rework I was overjoyed that we were all working together to give this new mix its own signature sound and personality. Gabriels are incredibly talented and I’m very happy to have met such an inspirational band.'

                                                                                Comprising four classic Kerri mixes across one 12 Inch, the A side hits with a trademark Vocal mix from the master, as he adds a soulful house swing and uplifting Kerri-keys that enhances the gospel spirit of the original and aims it squarely at the club. Following this, Jacob’s incredible vocal performance sits centre stage with an exquisite Acapella version.

                                                                                On the flip, Kerri offers up a deep, late night ‘623 Again’ mix, blending all manner of elements from his illustrious back catalogue and an eyes closed, sun soaked ‘Feel’ mix to round off the EP.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                A1 Kerri Chandler Vocal Mix
                                                                                A2 Acapella
                                                                                B1 623 Again Mix
                                                                                B2 Feel Mix

                                                                                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

                                                                                      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
                                                                                      Smile
                                                                                      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.
                                                                                      Jude
                                                                                      Ruby
                                                                                      Born Thieves
                                                                                      36 Oaths
                                                                                      Black Empire (Killmonger
                                                                                      Riddim)
                                                                                      Grip
                                                                                      Clouds, Chemists And
                                                                                      The Angel Gabriel
                                                                                      Immigrant Sons (Pesos
                                                                                      And Gas)
                                                                                      Close To The Root
                                                                                      Crown & Key
                                                                                      Warlord Shoes
                                                                                      Spectacular Anthem

                                                                                      Gailes

                                                                                      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

                                                                                        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
                                                                                          Colin-Maillard
                                                                                          Le Roi Des Phlébotomes
                                                                                          Flower Child
                                                                                          Cache Cache
                                                                                          Opium Den
                                                                                          Overdose
                                                                                          Oliver
                                                                                          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

                                                                                          Serge Gainsbourg

                                                                                          Best Of - Comme Un Boomerang - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                            On March 2, 1991 Serge Gainsbourg bowed out and left France orphaned by one of the most important singer-songwriters of French song. Thirty years later, his songs are still with us, proof of their quality. Indeed, beyond the many successes that have marked a career spanning more than thirty years, Gainsbourg's repertoire is abundantly rich.

                                                                                            Always at the forefront of innovation, he has been able to adapt his delicate and classical writing with the most modern musical styles: jazz, reggae, funk ... without ever losing his eloquence or his soul.

                                                                                            This 2LP Set sends us back and shows how Serge Gainsbourg was an emblematic and major figure.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            LP 1
                                                                                            1.L'eau à La Bouche - BOF "L'eau à La Bouche
                                                                                            2.Baudelaire
                                                                                            3.La Javanaise
                                                                                            4.Elaeudanla Téitéia
                                                                                            5.New York USA
                                                                                            6.Couleur Café
                                                                                            7.Qui Est "In", Qui Est "Out"
                                                                                            8.Docteur Jekyll Et Monsieur Hyde
                                                                                            9.Comic Strip
                                                                                            10.Chatterton
                                                                                            11.Bonnie And Clyde (with Brigitte Bardot)
                                                                                            12.Initials B.B.
                                                                                            13.Ford Mustang
                                                                                            14.Requiem Pour Un C... - BOF "Le Pacha"
                                                                                             
                                                                                            LP 2
                                                                                            1.Je T'aime Moi Non Plus (with Jane Birkin)
                                                                                            2.L'anamour
                                                                                            3.69 Année érotique (with Jane Birkin)
                                                                                            4.Sous Le Soleil Exactement
                                                                                            5.ElisaBOFL'horizon  
                                                                                            6.Ballade De Melody Nelson (with Jane Birkin)
                                                                                            7.L'hôtel Particulier - BOF "Melody Nelson
                                                                                            8.La Décadance - Bof Sex-Shop (with Jane Birkin)
                                                                                            9.Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M'en Vais
                                                                                            10.Comme Un Boomerang
                                                                                            11.Ma Lou Marilou
                                                                                            12.Aux Armes Et Caetera
                                                                                            13.Lola Rastaquouère 

                                                                                            Serge Gainsbourg

                                                                                            Initials SG - The Ultimate Best Of

                                                                                              At last, 12 years after his death, a proper retrospective of France's greatest export! His recording career spanned four decades, taking in everything from jazz to rock to reggae, but it's probably for his orchestral easy listening and low-slung cinematic funk that he's best loved round thse Northern Quarter parts. Everyone from Air to David Holmes and Andy Votel are hugely influenced by his sound. If all you know is "Je T'aime... Moi Non Plus", then prepare to have your life enriched with the delights of "Bonnie & Clyde", "Requiem Pour Un C", "Ballade De Melody Nelson" etc. 23 tracks in all, on both vinyl and CD.

                                                                                              A duo of funky strutting numbers from the Galactic Funk Milita via Sheffield's Black Beacon Sound. On the first part of the Dance Floor Grinder duology, the strutting snappy percussion and super smooth vocal delivery (both rhythmic and melodic) roll around the funked-out rhythmic backline, before peaking in a cacophony of frantic horns and perfectly executed drum licks. 

                                                                                              The second side bring a rubberlips remix, breaking down into more of an instrumental redux, with phasing and instrumental solos taking centre stage, backed by the vox rather than led by them. The wig-out peak hits after a few blissful minutes, breaking down into it's component parts before juddering and fading away. A fantastic remix, taking the component parts and inverting them into a fresh take whilst still retaining the heat of the original. 

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              1. Dance Floor Grinder 06:54
                                                                                              2. Dance Floor Grinder (Rubberlips Remix) 04:38

                                                                                              Galactic Protector

                                                                                              Evening

                                                                                                Accomplished musician / producer Bryan Richie, bassist for American rock band The Sword, has announced a new solo project under the pseudonym Galactic Protector. Overflowing with bright, synthesizer melodies and blissful, melancholic IDM, the 15 track effort plays out like electronic dream pop songs, hovering between ambient introspection and more active synth pop and post-rock elements.

                                                                                                Tranquil, nostalgic and melodic, 'Evening' pushes sound beyond the realms of IDM and ambient, conjuring a more kinetic, experiential expression of sound. Using an arsenal of analogue and digital synths, Richie's music as Galactic Protector blends new wave and cinematic influences with sophisticated downtempo beat patterns. The tracks initially took shape at Richie's home studio as well as in the Portland studio of producer Tucker Martine (Neko Case, Modest Mouse) during recording sessions for The Sword's 2018 release 'Used Future'.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. Galactic Protector
                                                                                                2. Space Year 1422
                                                                                                3. Sunset On Saba
                                                                                                4. Tarsier
                                                                                                5. No Soul
                                                                                                6. Infinite Bias
                                                                                                7. Liseran Sand
                                                                                                8. Amaryllis
                                                                                                9. Amuse Bouche
                                                                                                10. Greige
                                                                                                11. Artificial Gravity
                                                                                                12. Dobler Court
                                                                                                13. YM2612
                                                                                                14. Forren
                                                                                                15. Mother

                                                                                                GALATHEA is the new project by DJ Massimo Napoli, and the title of his first solo album. Borrowing the name from the homonymous Nereid from the Greek mythology, the album is a deep dive into dub, spiritual jazz and African surroundings. Over 12 tracks, the LP conceals a strong personality. Departing from club culture with particular emphasis on electronic dub, Galathea unfolds into many influences and styles, making it a unique listening experience. Mediterranean culture, afro and cinematic melodies, jazz, spiritual echoes, and soothing beats lead the listener into a subliminal escape, where the fluidity and the convergence of genres freely progress into a dream-like journey.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. Afrique (album Version)
                                                                                                2. Sunset Dub
                                                                                                3. Black Sand Feat. John Lui
                                                                                                4. Karma Blues Feat. John Lui
                                                                                                5. Spiritual Wind
                                                                                                6. Scirocco
                                                                                                7. Dune
                                                                                                8. Simeto
                                                                                                9. Sirens

                                                                                                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

                                                                                                Liam Gallagher

                                                                                                All You're Dreaming Of

                                                                                                  Charity Partner for Single will be Action For Children.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  1. ‘All You’re Dreaming Of’

                                                                                                  After the phenomenal reaction to his solo track ‘Wall of Glass’ and the emotional scenes that accompanied his first solo shows, Liam Gallagher brings us his eagerly anticipated debut album ‘As You Were’.

                                                                                                  “I didn’t want to be reinventing anything or going off on a space jazz odyssey,” says Liam. “It’s the Lennon ‘Cold Turkey’ vibe, The Stones, the classics. But done my way, now.”

                                                                                                  The album’s cover features an iconic new portrait of Liam which was taken by the influential photographer, fashion designer and creative director Hedi Slimane.

                                                                                                  Liam Gallagher

                                                                                                  C’MON YOU KNOW

                                                                                                    ‘C’MON YOU KNOW’ follows the huge success of Liam’s previous studio albums ‘As You Were’ (2017) and ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ (2019), which established his iconic status for a whole new generation. His ‘MTV Unplugged’ also went straight to #1 on the Official Album Chart. Between his triumphs as a solo artist and his phenomenal success with Oasis, Liam has spent a combined total of almost six months at #1 across eleven chart-topping albums. 



                                                                                                    Liam Gallagher

                                                                                                    MTV Unplugged

                                                                                                      Last summer Liam Gallagher joined the list of all-time greats (Paul McCartney, Page and Plant, Nirvana and many more) who have filmed a prestigious MTV Unplugged session. Having missed Oasis’s 1996 session through illness, the show at Hull’s City Hall found Liam fulfilling some unfinished business entirely on his own terms.

                                                                                                      Now Liam is set to release the ‘MTV Unplugged’ live album of the show on April 24th.

                                                                                                      The show’s electrifying atmosphere is palpable from the very beginning with a phenomenal reaction as Liam takes to the stage with ‘Wall of Glass’. Material from Liam’s solo career such as his personal favourite ‘Once’ and the joyous ‘Now That I’ve Found You’ resonates in this stripped-back format, with his vocal shining alongside a trio of backing singers and string arrangements performed by the 24-piece Urban Soul Orchestra.

                                                                                                      Oasis guitarist Bonehead features on performances of ‘Some Might Say’, ‘Stand By Me’, ‘Cast No Shadow’ and Liam’s first ever live vocal performance of the ‘Definitely Maybe’ bonus track ‘Sad Song’. The show concludes on a crowd-pleasing high with an emotive take on the classic ‘Champagne Supernova’.

                                                                                                      Liam launches the ‘MTV Unplugged’ album by sharing the new version of ‘Gone’, which was one of the strongest performances of the night. Stripped of the force of the studio recording, ‘Gone’ instead reveals new-found bombastic dynamics and an evocative cinematic atmosphere.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. ‘Wall Of Glass’
                                                                                                      2. ‘Some Might Say’
                                                                                                      3. ‘Now That I Found You’
                                                                                                      4. ‘One Of Us’
                                                                                                      5. ‘Stand By Me’
                                                                                                      6. ‘Sad Song’
                                                                                                      7. ‘Cast No Shadow’
                                                                                                      8. ‘Once’
                                                                                                      9. ‘Gone’
                                                                                                      10. ‘Champagne Supernova’

                                                                                                      Liam Gallagher

                                                                                                      Now That I've Found You

                                                                                                        1 sided limited single - the B side is etched with lyrics.

                                                                                                        Housed in a white card sleeve.

                                                                                                        Liam Gallagher

                                                                                                        Shockwave

                                                                                                          Liam is back, following his debut solo album "As You Were", which stormed to the top of the charts, selling over 100,000 copies week one, to become one of the best selling albums of that year.

                                                                                                          "Shockwave" is the brand new single from Liam's forthcoming album.

                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                          Martin says: Everything you'd want from a Liam Gallagher single. Swash-buckling, glam-stomping, life-affirming fun!

                                                                                                          Liam Gallagher

                                                                                                          Why Me? Why Not.

                                                                                                            This month has seen Liam Gallagher make a typically full-throttle return. Super intimate sold-out show at Hackney Round Chapel? Biblical. Premiere and release of the long-awaited ‘As It Was’ documentary? Completed. Featured on the cover of Q, who described him as “rock’s finest frontman”? Naturally.

                                                                                                            Liam wrote lead single ‘Shockwave’ with two of the key collaborators behind the all-conquering ‘As You Were’ album: Andrew Wyatt, who won the Academy Award for Best Original Song as co-writer of ‘Shallow’ from the film ‘A Star Is Born’, and the multiple Grammy-winner Greg Kurstin who also produced the track. It was recorded in Los Angeles.

                                                                                                            Liam Gallagher’s debut solo album ‘As You Were’ was a critical and commercial smash. It debuted at #1, out-selling the rest of the Top 10 in the process, and was soon certified Platinum. Liam was back where he belonged, selling out huge outdoor shows and earning major awards from Q, NME and GQ.

                                                                                                            More details regarding ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ will be revealed imminently. “It’s a better record than As You Were,” promises Liam. “Which is saying something, as that was epic, wasn’t it?”


                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                            Barry says: He's back! Liam's newest album sees him co-writing with a duo of talented musician pals, and retains all the charm and momentum of his previous outing, but with more OOMPH. Why not indeed.

                                                                                                            Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

                                                                                                            Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

                                                                                                              'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' is the eponymous release from the solo project of the former Oasis legend, and the first after his acrimonious split from the aforementioned band. Working in both London and Los Angeles between 2010 and 2011, with frequent collaborator Dave Sardy serving as co-producer, Gallagher utilized the talents of now bandmates Jeremy Stacey (drums), Lenny Castro (percussion) and Mike Rowe (keyboards) for the album.

                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                              Andy says: Oasis for grown-up people! Excellent songs, none of the baggage.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              1. Everybody’s On The Run
                                                                                                              2. Dream On
                                                                                                              3. If I Had A Gun…
                                                                                                              4. The Death Of You And Me
                                                                                                              5. (I Wanna Live In A Dream In My) Record Machine
                                                                                                              6. AKA... What A Life!
                                                                                                              7. Soldier Boys And Jesus Freaks
                                                                                                              8. AKA... Broken Arrow
                                                                                                              9. (Stranded On) The Wrong Beach
                                                                                                              10. Stop The Clocks

                                                                                                              Rory Gallagher

                                                                                                              Rory Gallagher - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                This triple vinyl edition is released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rory Gallagher’s eponymous debut solo album from 1971. Includes the original album along with studio sessions, alternate takes and BBC session recordings. A classic blues rock album!

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING


                                                                                                                3LP
                                                                                                                Side A
                                                                                                                Laundromat - 50th Anniversary Edition
                                                                                                                Just The Smile - 50th Anniversary Edition
                                                                                                                I Fall Apart - 50th Anniversary Edition
                                                                                                                Wave Myself Goodbye - 50th Anniversary Edition
                                                                                                                Hands Up - 50th Anniversary Edition
                                                                                                                Side B
                                                                                                                Sinner Boy - 50th Anniversary Edition
                                                                                                                For The Last Time - 50th Anniversary Edition
                                                                                                                It's You - 50th Anniversary Edition
                                                                                                                I'm Not Surprised - 50th Anniversary Edition
                                                                                                                Can't Believe It's True - 50th Anniversary Edition
                                                                                                                Side C
                                                                                                                Gypsy Woman - Tangerine Studio Session
                                                                                                                It Takes Time - Tangerine Studio Session
                                                                                                                I Fall Apart - Tangerine Studio Session
                                                                                                                At The Bottom - Alternate Take 3
                                                                                                                At The Bottom - Alternate Take 4
                                                                                                                Advision Jam
                                                                                                                Side D
                                                                                                                Laundromat - Alternate Take 1
                                                                                                                Just The Smile - Alternate Take 1
                                                                                                                Wave Myself Goodbye - Alternate Take 2
                                                                                                                Hands Up - Alternate Take 2
                                                                                                                Side E
                                                                                                                Sinner Boy - Alternate Take 3
                                                                                                                For The Last Time - Alternate Take 1
                                                                                                                It's You - Alternate Take 2
                                                                                                                I'm Not Surprised - Alternate Take 1
                                                                                                                Side F
                                                                                                                For The Last Time - Live On BBC "Sounds Of The Seventies" / 1971
                                                                                                                Laundromat - Live On BBC "Sounds Of The Seventies" / 1971
                                                                                                                It Takes Time - Live On BBC "Sounds Of The Seventies" / 1971
                                                                                                                I Fall Apart - Live On BBC "Sounds Of The Seventies" / 1971

                                                                                                                Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

                                                                                                                Back The Way We Came: Vol. 1

                                                                                                                  Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021) is a Best Of celebrating the first decade of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

                                                                                                                  This double album, curated and compiled entirely by Noel, includes tracks from the three Number One albums (‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’, ‘Chasing Yesterday’ and ‘Who Built The Moon?’) and the three acclaimed EPs (‘Black Star Dancing’, ‘This Is The Place’ and ‘Blue Moon Rising’) - plus 2 previously unreleased tracks including the brand new single ‘We’re On Our Way Now’.

                                                                                                                  The album is available on limited edition deluxe formats featuring a bonus disc including previously unreleased acoustic versions, remixes, instrumentals and an unheard demo.

                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                  Barry says: Though the RSD version of this one follows one day later, you can have the chance to grab this retrospective / summary of the first ten years of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds project on a variety of formats NOW. Including all of the releases thus far and providing a great overview for new fans and old hands alike.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  Double Vinyl Tracklisting
                                                                                                                  Disc 1
                                                                                                                  Side A

                                                                                                                  1. Everybody’s On The Run
                                                                                                                  2. The Death Of You And Me
                                                                                                                  3. AKA … What A Life!
                                                                                                                  4. If I Had A Gun …
                                                                                                                  5. In The Heat Of The Moment
                                                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                                                  1. Riverman
                                                                                                                  2. Lock All The Doors
                                                                                                                  3. The Dying Of The Light
                                                                                                                  4. Ballad Of The Mighty I
                                                                                                                  Disc 2
                                                                                                                  Side A

                                                                                                                  1. We're On Our Way Now
                                                                                                                  2. Black Star Dancing
                                                                                                                  3. Holy Mountain (Remastered)
                                                                                                                  4. A Dream Is All I Need To Get By
                                                                                                                  5. This Is The Place
                                                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                                                  1. It's A Beautiful World
                                                                                                                  2. Blue Moon Rising
                                                                                                                  3. Dead In The Water (Live At RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)
                                                                                                                  4. Flying On The Ground

                                                                                                                  Double CD Tracklisting
                                                                                                                  Disc 1
                                                                                                                  1. Everybody’s On The Run
                                                                                                                  2. The Death Of You And Me
                                                                                                                  3. AKA … What A Life!
                                                                                                                  4. If I Had A Gun …
                                                                                                                  5. In The Heat Of The Moment
                                                                                                                  6. Riverman
                                                                                                                  7. Lock All The Doors
                                                                                                                  8. The Dying Of The Light
                                                                                                                  9. Ballad Of The Mighty I
                                                                                                                  10. We're On Our Way Now
                                                                                                                  Disc 2
                                                                                                                  1. Black Star Dancing
                                                                                                                  2. Holy Mountain (Remastered)
                                                                                                                  3. A Dream Is All I Need To Get By
                                                                                                                  4. This Is The Place
                                                                                                                  5. It's A Beautiful World
                                                                                                                  6. Blue Moon Rising
                                                                                                                  7. Dead In The Water (Live At RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)
                                                                                                                  8. Flying On The Ground

                                                                                                                  Deluxe 3CD Tracklisting
                                                                                                                  Disc 1

                                                                                                                  1. Everybody’s On The Run
                                                                                                                  2. The Death Of You And Me
                                                                                                                  3. AKA … What A Life!
                                                                                                                  4. If I Had A Gun …
                                                                                                                  5. In The Heat Of The Moment
                                                                                                                  6. Riverman
                                                                                                                  7. Lock All The Doors
                                                                                                                  8. The Dying Of The Light
                                                                                                                  9. Ballad Of The Mighty I
                                                                                                                  10. We're On Our Way Now
                                                                                                                  Disc 2
                                                                                                                  1. Black Star Dancing
                                                                                                                  2. Holy Mountain (Remastered)
                                                                                                                  3. A Dream Is All I Need To Get By
                                                                                                                  4. This Is The Place
                                                                                                                  5. It's A Beautiful World
                                                                                                                  6. Blue Moon Rising
                                                                                                                  7. Dead In The Water (Live At RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)
                                                                                                                  8. Flying On The Ground
                                                                                                                  Disc 3
                                                                                                                  1. It's A Beautiful World (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                  2. If I Had A Gun … (Acoustic Version)
                                                                                                                  3. Black Star Dancing (Skeleton Key Remix)
                                                                                                                  4. Black Star Dancing (12" Mix Instrumental)
                                                                                                                  5. The Man Who Built The Moon (Acoustic Version)
                                                                                                                  6. International Magic (Demo)
                                                                                                                  7. Blue Moon Rising (Sons Of The Desert Remix)
                                                                                                                  8. The Dying Of The Light (Acoustic Version)
                                                                                                                  9. This Is The Place (Skeleton Key Remix)
                                                                                                                  10. This Is The Place (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                  11. Black Star Dancing (The Reflex Revision)
                                                                                                                  12. Be Careful What You Wish For (Instrumental)

                                                                                                                  Deluxe Box Set Tracklisting
                                                                                                                  Standard LP

                                                                                                                  Disc 1
                                                                                                                  Side A

                                                                                                                  1. Everybody’s On The Run
                                                                                                                  2. The Death Of You And Me
                                                                                                                  3. AKA … What A Life!
                                                                                                                  4. If I Had A Gun …
                                                                                                                  5. In The Heat Of The Moment
                                                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                                                  1. Riverman
                                                                                                                  2. Lock All The Doors
                                                                                                                  3. The Dying Of The Light
                                                                                                                  4. Ballad Of The Mighty I
                                                                                                                  Disc 2
                                                                                                                  Side A

                                                                                                                  1. We're On Our Way Now
                                                                                                                  2. Black Star Dancing
                                                                                                                  3. Holy Mountain (Remastered)
                                                                                                                  4. A Dream Is All I Need To Get By
                                                                                                                  5. This Is The Place
                                                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                                                  1. It's A Beautiful World
                                                                                                                  2. Blue Moon Rising
                                                                                                                  3. Dead In The Water (Live At RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)
                                                                                                                  4. Flying On The Ground

                                                                                                                  Bonus LP
                                                                                                                  Disc 1
                                                                                                                  Side A

                                                                                                                  1. It's A Beautiful World (instrumental)
                                                                                                                  2. If I Had A Gun ... (acoustic Version)
                                                                                                                  3. Black Star Dancing (skeleton Key Remix)
                                                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                                                  1. Black Star Dancing (12" Mix Instrumental)
                                                                                                                  2. The Man Who Built The Moon (acoustic Version)
                                                                                                                  3. International Magic (demo)
                                                                                                                  Disc 2
                                                                                                                  Side A

                                                                                                                  1. Blue Moon Rising (sons Of The Desert Remix)
                                                                                                                  2. The Dying Of The Light (acoustic Version)
                                                                                                                  3. This Is The Place (skeleton Key Remix)
                                                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                                                  1. This Is The Place (instrumental)
                                                                                                                  2. Black Star Dancing (the Reflex Revision)
                                                                                                                  3. Be Careful What You Wish For (instrumental)

                                                                                                                  Etched 7"
                                                                                                                  1. She Taught Me How To Fly

                                                                                                                  Deluxe 3CD
                                                                                                                  Disc 1

                                                                                                                  1. Everybody’s On The Run
                                                                                                                  2. The Death Of You And Me
                                                                                                                  3. AKA … What A Life!
                                                                                                                  4. If I Had A Gun …
                                                                                                                  5. In The Heat Of The Moment
                                                                                                                  6. Riverman
                                                                                                                  7. Lock All The Doors
                                                                                                                  8. The Dying Of The Light
                                                                                                                  9. Ballad Of The Mighty I
                                                                                                                  10. We're On Our Way Now
                                                                                                                  Disc 2
                                                                                                                  1. Black Star Dancing
                                                                                                                  2. Holy Mountain (Remastered)
                                                                                                                  3. A Dream Is All I Need To Get By
                                                                                                                  4. This Is The Place
                                                                                                                  5. It's A Beautiful World
                                                                                                                  6. Blue Moon Rising
                                                                                                                  7. Dead In The Water (Live At RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)
                                                                                                                  8. Flying On The Ground
                                                                                                                  Disc 3
                                                                                                                  1. It's A Beautiful World (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                  2. If I Had A Gun … (Acoustic Version)
                                                                                                                  3. Black Star Dancing (Skeleton Key Remix)
                                                                                                                  4. Black Star Dancing (12" Mix Instrumental)
                                                                                                                  5. The Man Who Built The Moon (Acoustic Version)
                                                                                                                  6. International Magic (Demo)
                                                                                                                  7. Blue Moon Rising (Sons Of The Desert Remix)
                                                                                                                  8. The Dying Of The Light (Acoustic Version)
                                                                                                                  9. This Is The Place (Skeleton Key Remix)
                                                                                                                  10. This Is The Place (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                  11. Black Star Dancing (The Reflex Revision)
                                                                                                                  12. Be Careful What You Wish For (Instrumental)




                                                                                                                  Noel Gallagher takes some time out from feuding with shirty brother, Liam to put together a brand new full-length album with his High-Flying Bird cohorts. We kick things off with the decidedly 'D'You Know What I Mean'-y percussive scree, backed with distant shouting, thundering bass and growing shadowy reverbs on 'Fort Knox', obviously setting up a grand and extended entrance piece. From there we move into the stabbing horns and distorted bass of 'Holy Mountain', perfectly displaying his keen ear for melody, and almost irritating ability for penning a ruthless earworm. From there we move into the sleazy rock and roll of 'Keep On Reaching', owing as much to classic rock as it does disco with the harmonising backing vox and effervescent synth-brass. 

                                                                                                                  'She Taught Me How To Fly' presents a truly diverse set of influences, from dreamy synths to the airy ducked bass and dusty snappy percussives, providing a perfect balance between Noel's brilliantly robust compositional techniques and the more avant construction of mesmeric Krautrock or psychedelia. 'Black & White Sunshine' couldn't possibly be any more geared towards Oasis' fans, with that legendary vocal harmony NG does so well making an appearance, as well as the three-chord progressive lift we've heard once or twice before. 

                                                                                                                  What is most impressive is that the High Flying Birds have managed to step away from the considerable shadow that Oasis cast, whilst still retaining the melodic elements that made it resonate with so many people.   




                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  CD TRACK LISTING (STANDARD & DELUXE)
                                                                                                                  1. Fort Knox
                                                                                                                  2. Holy Mountain
                                                                                                                  3. Keep On Reaching
                                                                                                                  4. It’s A Beautiful World
                                                                                                                  5. She Taught Me How To Fly
                                                                                                                  6. Be Careful What You Wish For
                                                                                                                  7. Black & White Sunshine
                                                                                                                  8. Interlude (Wednesday Part 1)
                                                                                                                  9. If Love Is The Law
                                                                                                                  10. The Man Who Built The Moon
                                                                                                                  11. End Credits (Wednesday Part 2)
                                                                                                                  (Bonus Track) Dead In The Water (Live At RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)

                                                                                                                  LP TRACK LISTING
                                                                                                                  A SIDE
                                                                                                                  1. Fort Knox
                                                                                                                  2. Holy Mountain
                                                                                                                  3. Keep On Reaching
                                                                                                                  4. It’s A Beautiful World
                                                                                                                  5. She Taught Me How To Fly
                                                                                                                  B SIDE
                                                                                                                  6. Be Careful What You Wish For
                                                                                                                  7. Black & White Sunshine
                                                                                                                  8. Interlude (Wednesday Part 1)
                                                                                                                  9. If Love Is The Law
                                                                                                                  10.The Man Who Built The Moon
                                                                                                                  11.End Credits (Wednesday Part 2)

                                                                                                                  Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

                                                                                                                  Chasing Yesterday

                                                                                                                    Noel's second studio album finds his song-writing in supremely fine fettle, but then you'd expect that from the master-craftsman. This time he has self-produced and included a song which actually pre-dates Oasis, and one from the aborted Amorphous Androgynous sessions. There' a slightly funky vibe left-over from said collaboration and whilst most of the album is choc-full of Noel's classic sounding melodies (albeit with some fairly obvious cribbing) "The  Right Stuff"and opener "Riverman" are the most unusual cuts here, one a spacejazz freakout , the other a seventies acoustic groover inspired by a night out with Morrissey (namecheckin' fact fans!) The remainder of the LP isn't too dissimilar to Noel's debut, but perhaps with a more discernable bottom-end as  gloriously displayed on Noel-by-Numbers  (and therefore superb!) lead single "In The Heat Of The Moment", and the one-of-the-best-things-he's-ever-done follow-up "Ballad Of The Mighty I". All in all, a splendid record.

                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                    Martin says: He's still got it!

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1. Riverman
                                                                                                                    2. In The Heat Of The Moment
                                                                                                                    3. The Girl With X-Ray Eyes
                                                                                                                    4. Lock All The Doors
                                                                                                                    5. The Dying Of The Light
                                                                                                                    6. The Right Stuff
                                                                                                                    7. While The Song Remains The Same
                                                                                                                    8. The Mexican
                                                                                                                    9. You Know We Can't Go Back
                                                                                                                    10. Ballad Of The Mighty I

                                                                                                                    Gallon Drunk

                                                                                                                    A Thousand Years

                                                                                                                    Side one 'A Thousand Years' represents the angry energy of the album 'The Road Gets Darker From Here' full of menace, fury and guitar eruptions. James Johnston‘s voice expressing rage and desperation, the music propelled forward by incessant slide guitar, sax, and the powerhouse drumming of Ian White. That same voice is breathing and whispering in a duet with German musical icon Dirk von Lowtzow, lead singer of goldselling group Tocotronic, in 'Close The Blinds' on side two.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    A: A Thousand Years
                                                                                                                    B: Close The Blinds

                                                                                                                    Gallon Drunk

                                                                                                                    The Dumb Room

                                                                                                                    First single taken from the forthcoming new album "The Soul Of The Hour" - includes the "The Dumb Room Mono Mix" ! Gallon Drunk unleash a raw, ragged, and uncompromising blast of literate rock and roll. A joyous explosion of a song, The Dumb Room celebrates it's cast of misfits in a full-throated roar, erupting into a powerhouse band performance full of passion and carefree abandon. "The Dumb Room" is the single release from the album "The Soul Of The Hour" including The Dumb Room Mono Mix.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    A: The Dumb Room
                                                                                                                    B: The Dumb Room Mono Mix


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