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Jimi Hendrix

Burning Desire (Black Friday 22 Edition)

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    Part of Dagger Records’ authorized Jimi Hendrix “bootleg” releases. Mixed by Eddie Kramer, compelling examples of Jimi’s remarkable creative explorations through 1969 and early 1970. In the shadow of Electric Ladyland, the original Jimi Hendrix Experience struggled to remain a cohesive unit, and Jimi’s ceaseless creative pursuit would lead to experimental sessions with bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles and ambitious attempts to integrate fresh musical elements. On these studio recordings, Jimi can be heard developing exciting new material such as “Ezy Ryder,” “Cherokee Mist,” “Villanova Junction Blues,” “Izabella,” and “Burning Desire.” Burning Desire was originally released on CD via mail order only, seeing its only LP release on black vinyl as part of a previous Black Friday celebration. The double LP will now be available for the first time since, pressed on translucent orange and red vinyl by QRP as part of the new RSD Encores series revisiting popular releases from the indie retail event’s history.

    Jungle

    Good Times / Problemz (Black Friday 22 Edition)

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      Jungle’s 2014 self-titled debut album was a Mercury Prize nominee and is now Gold-certified, while their 2018 follow-up, For Ever, reached #10 on the UK Albums Chart. In 2021 the duo released Loving In Stereo—their highest-charting record to date—to widespread praise. Their three albums have amassed over 750,000 equivalent album sales and over a billion streams worldwide.

      Jungle recently released the double A-side single “GOOD TIMES / PROBLEMZ” digitally to support their robust 2022 touring schedule, which includes stops with Billie Eilish in Europe, global festival appearances, as well as multiple arena shows with Gorillaz. “GOOD TIMES / PROBLEMS” will see an exclusive Record Store Day Black Friday release on classic black vinyl."

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Good Times
      2. Problemz

      Joni Mitchell

      Court And Spark Demos (Black Friday 23 Edition)

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        Court and Spark is Joni Mitchell's most commercially successful album of her career. This LP features the never-before-heard demos from the iconic album, including "Help Me" and "Raised On Robbery".

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Joni Mitchell - Piano Suite: Down To You / Court And Spark / Car On A Hill / Down To You (Court And Spark Demo) (Sound Recording)
        2. Joni Mitchell - People's Parties (Court And Spark Demo) (Sound Recording)
        3. Joni Mitchell - Help Me (Court And Spark Demo) (Sound Recording)
        4. Joni Mitchell - Just Like This Train (Court And Spark Demo) (Sound Recording)
        5. Joni Mitchell – Raised On Robbery (Court And Spark Demo) (Sound Recording)
        6. Joni Mitchell – Trouble Child (Sound Recording)

        John Murphy

        The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special (Original Soundtrack) (Black Friday 23 Edition)

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          The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special is the soundtrack to the television special released on Disney+ in November 2022. The album features an original score composed by John Murphy, plus two songs performed by Old 97’s and Kevin Bacon. Available for the first time on vinyl, this color splatter LP is being released exclusively for RSD Black Friday 2023.Releasing internationally in line with the US/Canada RSD release - 2-Colour Splatter Vinyl

          Jonny Teardrop

          No Problemo

            Slip on your shades, shut the curtains and find some Dutch courage, you're about to hear the debut LP from Jonny Teardrop. Inspired by Native American peyote songs, using his Jaguar as a bass and drum samples from obscure Japanese crust punk songs, the Jonny charges through 13 snarling blasts of dark wired sound snapping polaroids and conjuring fragments of memories. Gritty, corrosive and raw, "No Problemo" adopts the grunge and gloom of Royal Trux, Suicide, Cabaret Voltaire and JAMC to take me all the way back to drunken nights stumbling through the dark of Retro Bar with a warm Red Stripe in hand. A short movie made of 13 scenes, written by himself and directed by Louis Vignat will be presented alongside the album. The 13 videos will be your introduction to Jonny's weird and complex universe; a door that won't be easily closed once opened. 


            STAFF COMMENTS

            Patrick says: Jonny Teardrop makes his debut on Rouge Mécanique with thirteen blasts of corrosive post punk energy. Essential listening for fans of The Kills, JAMC, Suicide and Whitey, this is the stuff of nightmares and eyeliner. All hailz the Dark Wired Sound!

            TRACK LISTING

            A1. Shave My Head
            A2. Shotgun
            A3. 4AM
            A4. Secret Death
            A5. No Mercy
            A6. Gluey World
            A7. Suburb Kid
            B1. The Room
            B2. Eden Rebel
            B3. Dodge
            B4. Fragment
            B5. Internal Server Error
            B6. So I Trudged Upstairs

            Last time we caught up with the GCZ he was strung out in heaven, aligning chakras and hitting the bong with two volumes of "Lushlyfe" for Rush Hour. Now Jordan's back on his own Off Minor imprint, bringing the noise with three versions of "Fission Transmission" for all the freakz in the club. Rattling away along the A-side, the 'Main Mix' lays waste to the competition with wild Italo-disco arpeggiators, swelling, adrenal synthlines and squeeling gremlins trapped deep in the inner workings of the drum box. The "Drum Mix" kicks things on a touch, incorporating a schlamming 4/4 beat and plenty of EBM energy to level any rave bunker you find yourself lost in. Finally, "Suspicion Transmission (No Drum Mix)" bathes us in the brilliance of Czamanski's vintage hardware, bubbling electronics and charming weirdness. 


            TRACK LISTING

            A1. Fission Transmission
            B1. Fission Transmission (Drum Mix)
            B. Suspicion Transmission (No Drum Mix)

            James Brown

            Sho Is Funky Down Here

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              First issued in 1971. Available digitally, CD is out of print. Vinyl has been out of print since at least the mid-90s. 3000 only worldwide. Sho is Funky Down Here and The Grodeck Whipperjenny are a pair of albums that are the result of an unlikely but highly productive musical relationship between James Brown, a superstar at the creative and commercial peaks of his long career, and David Matthews, a then young arranger-musician whose limited professional experience had little or nothing to do with the funk and soul of his collaborator. James Brown’s psychedelic album, created by his then-bandleader David Matthews, and issued at the same time as Matthews’ classic The Grodeck Whipperjenny. Underground, fuzzy, rambling psych-funk. The genesis of Brown’s “Talking Loud And Saying Nothing,” a 1990s hip hop sample staple, informing A Tribe Called Quest, Large Professor, Brand Nubian and others. Lacquered directly from the original master tapes at Capitol Studios. This is the first official reissue of both of this rare titles. Contains an extensive booklet with full annotation, liner notes by Brown historian Alan Leeds and never-before-published photos. Tracks : A Side 1. Sho Is Funky Down Here 2. Don't Mind 3. Bob Scoward B Side 1. Just Enough Room For Storage 2. You Mother You 3. Can Mind.

              Josephine Foster

              This Coming Gladness (RSD20 EDITION)

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                Black Vinyl.Essential reissue of Josephine Foster's crucially revered classic 'This Coming Gladness' ñ for the first time on vinyl since 2008.Comes with brand new artwork and housed in a reverse board sleeve with a download card.

                Juliette Greco

                Jolie Mome: La Muse De Saint Germain Des Pres

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                  Limited edition 500 pressing in glorious colour vinyl.Double album - Disc one is RED vinyl, Disc two is BLUE vinyl.Think back, to that mid 20th Century world when music, film and everything else we love began...On day 1, before YeYe, before Beat, before Elvis, before Bardot, before Rock n Roll before -anything-, young Juliette Greco just -was-...queen of bohemian Paris, close to Camus, Miles Davis and the existentialist circles of the day, she began to perform in the Rive Gauche cafes, as Satre said she had "millions of poems in her voice" and he wrote liner notes on her albums too! Why just her hand movements could express a song like nothing else! Both Muse and Artist, sex symbol and Feminist icon, movie star for Cocteau, and yes, Belphegor, the creepiest arty horror series in TV history! The creator of the modern woman to a great extent, she made Chanson a viable form for dissent and arty pop, invented everyone from Jacques Brel to Serge Gainsbourg to Scott Walker to Nick Cave, made all the female punk performers possible.She had intelligence, looks, attitude and talent, and yes, she made some great records too! Here are just a few of them....

                  June Of 44

                  Tropics And Meridians

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                    Colored Vinyl w/ download coupon and marketing sticker.Original LP has been out of print since 2006.June of 44 have played a handful of reunion shows in 2018 and 2019 in Europe to critical acclaim.Their first shows in the US are scheduled for early November 2019 - beginning with 3 dates on the west coast.

                    John Massoni & Sonic Boom

                    The Sundowner Sessions

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                      Not previously released on vinyl Originally recorded in Seattle, in 2000 and released on CD only later the same year 'The Sundowner Sessions' is a recording featuring John Massoni (electronics) and Sonic Boom (custom human voice synthesizer). "[Sonic} can make something out of almost anything.He'd just pick out a tape of mine (I have a bunch of tapes with sound and drone experiments), and work something into a piece.His focus and ability not to be undermined by the limits surrounding him is really amazing to watch.We worked well into the night - thus 'The Sundowner Sessions' were born." - John Massoni. Never before released on vinyl but now re-mastered by John Rivers at Woodbine Street Studio especially for vinyl release for RSD 2020.

                      Jeff Herriott & S. Craig Zahler

                      Bone Tomahawk (Original Soundtrack) (RSD21 EDITION)

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                        The brooding, string-laden soundtrack to the gory western Bone Tomahawk starring Kurt Russell is available again as an RSD exclusive on ëBlood & Boneí swirl vinyl. The deluxe edition LP comes with a double sided printed insert and digital download card ,housed in a 425g heavyweight sleeve. This cult classic soundtrack was a big seller for its original release in 2016, and has been sold out since. This soundtrack will appeal to soundtrack collectors, and fans of classic composers such as Ennio Morricone and Laylo Shifrin as well as modern score composers Clint Mansell and Brian Reitzell. The film itself was honoured with top awards at the prestigious Sitges Film Festival, including the award for best direction.

                        Japanese Television

                        3 (Remixed) (RSD21 EDITION)

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                          Record Store Day exclusive limited edition 500 press on neon green heavyweight vinyl featuring big hitting remixes from James Lavelle's UNKLE, Gabe Gurnsey (Factory Floor), James Welsh (Phantasy Sound), Space Age Freak Out (John Paynter), and International Teachers of Pop (ERC / Moonlandingz) who add a whole new dimension to JTV's critically accalimedthird EP and a further RSD physical exclusive with JTV's remix of Internatianal Teachers Pop's Flood The Club (Themes Water Remix).

                          3 (Remixed) is on vinyl for the first time especially for RSD and JTV say: During lockdown we thought it would be cool to create a remix project with artists we admire. We love collaborating. Itís exciting to have them reimagine our tracks say Japanese Television - who formed with a shared vision of creating a modern psych space-surf soundscape. Gabe Gurnsey add his trademark hard-hitting beats and minimalist synths to otherworldly psych single ëBee Cageí and has already had three plays from Lauren Laverne and two from Gideon Coe on 6 Music and the mix was made John Kennedy's 'X-Posture Hot One. A groove-laden treat, Gabe adds layers of astral beats to create something wholly other. We heard Gabe's remix for Working Men's Club and loved it, we're stoked he's on board. This is followed by James Lavelleís masterful UNKLE Reconstruction of Falling Spikes (the original was named as one Amy Lameís BBC 6 Music Favourite Tracks of 2020), which delivers the trademark eclectic UNKLE sound and twist. James is a living legend and as big fans it's an honour to have him remix, say JTV.

                          With additional mixes from Space Age Freakout (we love the dirty Manchester electronic vibe), International Teachers of Pop (We're big fans of ITOP. Sheffield's finest); and James Welsh (Like Gabe we found James through Erol Elkan's Phantasy Sound label. He's delivered absolute dynamite), say JTV.Japanese Television surf on a swirling wave of reverb-drenched organ, garage-rock guitars, hypno-motorik bass and pounding, ritualistic drums.

                          In 2020 the band released their five track EP III slice of motorik space twang. Preferring to work in a village hall deep in the wilds of the east British countryside, JTV again recorded live to an old 8 track machine with The Wytches Kristian Bell following the success of EPs I & II. The band has been played over 70 times on BBC 6 Music including a session with Marc Riley and have seen acclaim from the likes of NME, So Young, Clash, Arts Desk, WFUV in New York, and The Wire. Only Japanese Television are 100% space surf. Their cosmic glow remains extraordinary.

                          Johnny Thunders

                          Live In Los Angeles 1987 (RSD21 EDITION)

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                            This release commeorates the 30th anniversary of Johnny's death on the 23rd April 1991. Never released on vinyl before

                            Jesca Hoop

                            The Deconstruction Of Jack's House (RSD21 EDITION)

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                              Jesca Hoop has a tradition of reimagining and rerecording her own albums and having previously created beautifully stark versions of her albums Kismet and Hunting my Dress it is the turn of The House That Jack Built. Recorded in her Manchester based home-built studio in December 2020, these intimate and immediate reworkings shine the spotlight on Hoops intricate, complex song writing with her astonishing vocals front and centre The Deconstruction of Jackís House comes on limited edition white vinyl for Record Store Day 2021.

                              Jimmy James & The Vagabonds / Sonya Spence

                              This Heart Of Mine / Let Love Flow On (RSD22 EDITION)

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                                A transparent blue vinyl version of our best selling Northern Soul release. With exclusive black and white label design.

                                Joao Donato E Donatinho

                                Sintetizamor (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                  Far Out Recordings proudly presents laid back Brazilian groove maestro Joao Donato's synth-heavy collaboration with his son Donatinho

                                  Sintetizamor sees the father- son duo jovially hurtle through space and time across ten tracks of sparkling pop, Brazilian boogie and club friendly disco-funk. Joao Donato has been a hugely influential figure in the development of Brazilian music since the mid-1950's. He's played and recorded with virtually every one of his fellow Brazilian masters. Many of his own albums (of which he's recorded over three- dozen) are regarded with such adulation that 'cult- favourites' doesn't quite cut it. Aged 82 at the time, Donato's collaboration with his prodigious, synth obsessed son Donatinho - whose keyboard talents have been called on by the likes of the late Gal Costa, Djavan and Donatinho's contemporaries such as Diogo Strausz - was originally released back in 2017, as a limited Brazil-only release. For Record Store Day 2023, Sintetizamor will be available on vinyl (for the first time outside of Brazil) from participating stores.

                                  Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires

                                  The Sound Emporium EP (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                    Single-sided 12" featuring 2 new originals from RSD US Ambassadors Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, a reimagined version of "Tour of Duty" from Here We Rest, and a cover of Richard Thompson's "Beeswing". Side B includes a stunning vinyl etching designed by Pearl Rachinsky-Moreland.

                                    Jazz Butcher

                                    Dr Chomondley Repents: A Sides, B-Sides And Seasides (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                      Double vinyl release of Jazz Butcher favourites, oddities, unheard alternate versions + a live radio session from LA's KCRW - many of which have never been on vinyl. Features extensive liner notes and exclusive artwork. The compilation gathers a raft of indie chart hits, plus a host of truly eclectic Butcher tunes from his early Glass recordings through his time at Creation. ìThe Jazz Butcher is one of the most brilliant incisive pop writers that Britain has produced since the glory days of Ray Davies and Pete Townshendî Alan McGee, Creation. This collection compiles an essential alternative world view, tracing pop culture through the kaleidoscope of the ë80s and beyond, filled with a unique brand of wit and wisdom.

                                      Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

                                      Up Your Alley (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                        Lemonade coloured LP Vinyl. 'Warchild' charity release. - Up Your Alley, the sixth studio album from Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, will be released on Lemonade Yellow colored vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day. The Grammy nominated album, originally released in 1988, features ìI Hate Myself For Loving You,î ìLittle Liar,î and ìI Wanna Be Your Dog.î

                                        JoBoxers

                                        Like Gangbusters (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                          British new wave band JoBoxers' debut album 'Like Gangbusters' was originally released in 1983. The album was produced by Alan Shacklock and contains hit singles "Boxerbeat", "Johnny Friendly" and the double-A-side "Jealous Love / She's Got Sex". It also includes "Just Got Lucky" - the band's huge international hit that reached the top 10 in the UK and top 40 in the U.S. This 40th Anniversary Edition reissue is sourced from the original master tapes, pressed on red vinyl and is a 2023 Record Store Day Exclusive! JoBoxers 'Like Gangbusters' is a must-have record for every 80s new wave music fan.

                                          John Massoni With Sonic Boom

                                          Think Of Me When You Hear Waves (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                            A brand-new John Massoni LP that was produced by his good friend, Grammy nominated producer, Hunter Lea. This is another John Massoni and Pete Kember, aka Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, EAR, Spectrum) collaboration. It will have one side completely mixed by Sonic Boom. Featuring the excellent track ìGreat Godís Giftî this will be pressed in heavy weight 180g solid mustard coloured vinyl.

                                            Jeff Buckley & Gary Lucas

                                            Songs To No One (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                              Josephine Foster And The Victor Herrero Band

                                              Anda Jaleo (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                Josephine Foster And The Victor Herrero Band

                                                Perlas (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                  Jamiroquai

                                                  Live At BBC Maida Vale (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                    Neon Green x6 trk LP Vinyl. Recorded @ Maida Vale in 2006.

                                                    John Lennon

                                                    Mind Games (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                      As long-standing supporters of the independent record stores all around the globe, the John Lennon Estate are excited and proud to be able to join the fun with this new, exclusive, limited-edition 4 track 12î EP release. As a teaser to the forthcoming ìUltimate Editionî Anniversary release of the ìMind Gamesî album ñ coming later this year in a collection of incredible new formats ñ this extremely limited-edition EP sets the tone for what will be an extraordinary year for the music and legacy of John Lennon.A1. Mind Games (Ultimate Mix A2. Iím The Greatest (Ultimate Mix) featuring George Harrison and Ringo StarrB1. Aisumasen (Iím Sorry) (Ultimate Mix) B2. You Are Here (Out-take, Take 5)

                                                      John Lennon

                                                      Mind Games (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                        As long-standing supporters of the independent record stores all around the globe, the John Lennon Estate are excited and proud to be able to join the fun with this new, exclusive, limited-edition 4 track 12î EP release. As a teaser to the forthcoming ìUltimate Editionî Anniversary release of the ìMind Gamesî album ñ coming later this year in a collection of incredible new formats ñ this extremely limited-edition EP sets the tone for what will be an extraordinary year for the music and legacy of John Lennon.A1. Mind Games (Ultimate Mix A2. Iím The Greatest (Ultimate Mix) featuring George Harrison and Ringo StarrB1. Aisumasen (Iím Sorry) (Ultimate Mix) B2. You Are Here (Out-take, Take 5)

                                                        Johnny Marr

                                                        Marr's Guitars Signed By Johnny Marr & Includes A Limited Print (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                          Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros

                                                          Rock Art And The X-Ray Style (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                            Dark Horse Records celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Rock Art and the X-Ray Style, the debut album by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, with a limited pink vinyl Record Store Day exclusive 2LP pressing. The remastered 1999 album, which was Strummerís first album release in a decade, is spread over 2 LPís for optimal sound quality, and the original gatefold artwork by Damien Hirst has been meticulously reproduced.

                                                            Jessie Ware

                                                            Tough Love - 10th Anniversary (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                              10th anFollowing on from Record Store Day 2022ís ecstatically received 10th anniversary deluxe of her debut album ëDevotioní, 2014ís ëTough Loveí by Jessie Ware ñ one of the hottest stars on the planet right now ñ gets the same treatment for 2024 with this lovingly curated 2LP set of the original album plus bonus tracksÖ all pressed on solid white 140-gram vinyl. After her Mercury Prize and Brit Best Newcomer nominations in the wake of ëDevotioní, Jessie Ware explored new sonic soundscapes and music collaborators for its follow up. Still with its roots in the London urban tradition that characterized her previous work, ëTough Loveí expanded Jessieís palette with collaborators and songwriting partners that included Miguel, Benny Blanco and Sam Dew. Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and The XXís Romy all made appearances on the album. From the resulting rich mix came four classic singles ñ ëTough Loveí, ëSay You Love Meí, ëYou & I (Forever)í and ëChampagne Kissesí. For this limited-edition 2LP 2024 release the original UK CD deluxe version of ëTough Loveí feayures a whole side of bonus mixes from Cyril Hahn, Shift K3Y, Alex Adair, and TCTS and also the stunning ëMeet Me In The Middleí, taken from the soundtrack to í50 Shades Of Greyí..

                                                              Jane Weaver

                                                              Quantify / Deep Perelle (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                Josh Wink

                                                                Higher State Of Conciousness - Erol Alkan Remix (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                  Remixes and edits of a cult classic featuring Erol Alkan, Kink, Damian Lazarus and the original Tweekin Funk Acid Mix (all currently unavailable on vinyl)

                                                                  John

                                                                  A Life Diagrammatic

                                                                    With March 2023's 7" ‘Theme New Bond Junior’/‘Hopper On The Dial’ reaching No.1 in the UK Vinyl Single Chart, and April 2023's BBC/KEXP supported ‘Trauma Mosaic’ single announcing a debut fifteen date US/CA Tour for October 2023. JOHN consolidate their reputation as a truly uncompromising force with the announcement of their fourth full length A Life Diagrammatic.

                                                                    The album – which features collaborations with award-winning actor Simon Pegg, and Barry Adamson (formerly of The Bad Seeds and seminal post-punk act Magazine) – is released via Brace Yourself Records & Pets Care Records, and is the follow-up to 2021’s Nocturnal Manoeuvres LP which crashed the top 75 of the main UK album chart.

                                                                    “Limitations are key for us,” says drummer and vocalist John Newton. “I never view being a two-piece as a minus - it’s a key idiosyncratic element of what the project is.”

                                                                    For the last decade, and now over four albums, the duo of Newton and Johnny Healey have constantly redefined and expanded the role, function and parameters of what a guitar and drum two-piece can be. No more so is this apparent than on their latest A Life Diagrammatic, a record that harnesses the punch and intensity of their blistering live shows with the band’s increasingly textural, cinematic and expressive sensibilities. “We knew the direction we wanted to go in after the last record,” Healey says of Nocturnal Manoeuvres. “We had started moving towards soundscapes rather than straight-up noise and four to the floor structure.”

                                                                    The level of thought, ambition and scope is what makes JOHN such a captivating and genre-defying band, and A Life Diagrammatic such a rich and evocative listening experience. And the album artwork is perhaps a perfect metaphor for the band itself: a surface level glance may only reveal the basic function of an ostensible two-piece rock band but undertake a full service and you’ll discover a wealth of complexity, technicality, skill and function. Or quite simply, as Healey himself says, “we're not just a rock band. There's more to it than that.”

                                                                    Seth Manchester (Big Brave, Battles, METZ) was brought in to mix the album, with Frank Arkwright (Mogwai, Arab Strap, Squarepusher, Autechre) mastering it at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The aim being to merge the powerful live presence of the band whilst also honing in on some of the more varied dynamics at play. “We wanted to further explore the space and ambience of our instrumentation,” says Newton. “To offer an album that deliberately pushes and pulls in a multitude of directions throughout its duration.”

                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                    Laura says: On their fourth album John continue to evolve their sound, adding more experimentation to their driving guitar and drums onslaught. As with previous releases, the taut guitar riffs create a tension throughout the album as it sweeps between brooding atmospherics and explosive outbursts, but there’s a more nuanced, cinematic feel this time around. This is typified on “Media Res” which features a strange, slightly unnerving monologue from Simon Pegg - a distorted conversation that you only hear one side of. Typical of the whole album there’s an ambiguity to the narrative that sucks you in and forces you to listen. There’s no snappy sloganeering here, the lyrical depth is integral to the sound as a whole, it’s an album that demands your attention. Still not convinced? Then surely a nod of approval, in the shape of a collaboration on “Riddley Scott Walker”, from the king of cinematic noir, Barry Adamson, should surely seal the deal.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1. At Peacehaven
                                                                    2. Media Res
                                                                    3. Côte D’Adur
                                                                    4. A Submersible
                                                                    5. A Whole House
                                                                    6. Service Stationed
                                                                    7. Construction Site/Summer_22
                                                                    8. Trauma Mosaic
                                                                    9. Riddley Scott Walker
                                                                    10. The Common Cold

                                                                    John

                                                                    A Life Diagrammatic

                                                                      With March 2023's 7" ‘Theme New Bond Junior’/‘Hopper On The Dial’ reaching No.1 in the UK Vinyl Single Chart, and April 2023's BBC/KEXP supported ‘Trauma Mosaic’ single announcing a debut fifteen date US/CA Tour for October 2023. JOHN consolidate their reputation as a truly uncompromising force with the announcement of their fourth full length A Life Diagrammatic.

                                                                      The album – which features collaborations with award-winning actor Simon Pegg, and Barry Adamson (formerly of The Bad Seeds and seminal post-punk act Magazine) – is released via Brace Yourself Records & Pets Care Records, and is the follow-up to 2021’s Nocturnal Manoeuvres LP which crashed the top 75 of the main UK album chart.

                                                                      “Limitations are key for us,” says drummer and vocalist John Newton. “I never view being a two-piece as a minus - it’s a key idiosyncratic element of what the project is.”

                                                                      For the last decade, and now over four albums, the duo of Newton and Johnny Healey have constantly redefined and expanded the role, function and parameters of what a guitar and drum two-piece can be. No more so is this apparent than on their latest A Life Diagrammatic, a record that harnesses the punch and intensity of their blistering live shows with the band’s increasingly textural, cinematic and expressive sensibilities. “We knew the direction we wanted to go in after the last record,” Healey says of Nocturnal Manoeuvres. “We had started moving towards soundscapes rather than straight-up noise and four to the floor structure.”

                                                                      The level of thought, ambition and scope is what makes JOHN such a captivating and genre-defying band, and A Life Diagrammatic such a rich and evocative listening experience. And the album artwork is perhaps a perfect metaphor for the band itself: a surface level glance may only reveal the basic function of an ostensible two-piece rock band but undertake a full service and you’ll discover a wealth of complexity, technicality, skill and function. Or quite simply, as Healey himself says, “we're not just a rock band. There's more to it than that.”

                                                                      Seth Manchester (Big Brave, Battles, METZ) was brought in to mix the album, with Frank Arkwright (Mogwai, Arab Strap, Squarepusher, Autechre) mastering it at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The aim being to merge the powerful live presence of the band whilst also honing in on some of the more varied dynamics at play. “We wanted to further explore the space and ambience of our instrumentation,” says Newton. “To offer an album that deliberately pushes and pulls in a multitude of directions throughout its duration.”

                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                      Laura says: On their fourth album John continue to evolve their sound, adding more experimentation to their driving guitar and drums onslaught. As with previous releases, the taut guitar riffs create a tension throughout the album as it sweeps between brooding atmospherics and explosive outbursts, but there’s a more nuanced, cinematic feel this time around. This is typified on “Media Res” which features a strange, slightly unnerving monologue from Simon Pegg - a distorted conversation that you only hear one side of. Typical of the whole album there’s an ambiguity to the narrative that sucks you in and forces you to listen. There’s no snappy sloganeering here, the lyrical depth is integral to the sound as a whole, it’s an album that demands your attention. Still not convinced? Then surely a nod of approval, in the shape of a collaboration on “Riddley Scott Walker”, from the king of cinematic noir, Barry Adamson, should surely seal the deal.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1. At Peacehaven
                                                                      2. Media Res
                                                                      3. Côte D’Adur
                                                                      4. A Submersible
                                                                      5. A Whole House
                                                                      6. Service Stationed
                                                                      7. Construction Site/Summer_22
                                                                      8. Trauma Mosaic
                                                                      9. Riddley Scott Walker
                                                                      10. The Common Cold

                                                                      Jim Ghedi

                                                                      In The Furrows Of Common Place

                                                                        “Instead of landscape sketches I wanted to go into more personal areas of my reality,” says Jim Ghedi of his third album In The Furrows Of Common Place. “To hold up certain aspects of society that were laying bare in front of me.”

                                                                        Whilst Ghedi’s previous idiosyncratic take on folk has often been instrumental, exploring the natural world and his relationship to it through his music as seen on 2018's A Hymn For Ancient Land. His new album In The Furrow Of Common Place is a deeper plunge inside himself to offer up more of his voice to accompany his profoundly unique and moving compositions. “There were things I was seeing around me and being affected by in my daily life,” he says. “Socially and politically I saw defiance but also hopelessness. I wanted to be honest with the frustration and turmoil I was experiencing.”

                                                                        The decision to include more of Ghedi’s vocals was a conscious one and driven by a need to say something. However, this isn’t a brash raging political polemic. As is now customary with Ghedi’s work, it is rich in nuance, history, poetry and allegory. Musically, the album is equally locked into this ongoing sense of evolution. Ghedi’s intricate yet deft guitar playing still twists and flows its way through the core, weaving in and out of gliding double bass, sweeping violin, gentle percussion and vocals that shift from tender solos to overlapping harmonies.

                                                                        As with much of Ghedi’s work, there’s a rich connection between the past and the current. Musically, he continues to sit in a singular position of sounding distinctly contemporary yet also with a touch of traditional flair. This expands itself into the lyrical terrain here too. “I've been exploring contemporary issues and in that process discovering sources that correlate with similar issues in the past,” he says. “Which proves that these issues throughout history - environmental destruction, working class poverty etc - are ongoing.”

                                                                        For all the socio-political and historical backdrop to the record it is not one that feels overwhelmed by it. Much like Ghedi’s work when it was largely instrumental - and some of it still is here - it flows and unfurls thoughtfully, with space still being utilised masterfully, creating room to pause and reflect. It’s another inimitable record from an artist that truly sounds like nobody else right now. 


                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                        Barry says: An intoxicating mix of traditional folk, hazy psychedelia and classic rock progressions all enriched with Ghedi's distinctive vocal affectations. It's a heady and transportive affair, and one that will reward richly on repeated listens. Gorgeous.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. Common Thread
                                                                        2. The Lamentations Of Round Oak Waters
                                                                        3. Mytholm
                                                                        4. Stolen Ground
                                                                        5. Ah Cud Hew
                                                                        6. Beneath The Willow
                                                                        7. Beneath The Willow Part II
                                                                        8. Son David

                                                                        Jim Ghedi

                                                                        In The Furrows Of Common Place

                                                                          “Instead of landscape sketches I wanted to go into more personal areas of my reality,” says Jim Ghedi of his third album In The Furrows Of Common Place. “To hold up certain aspects of society that were laying bare in front of me.”

                                                                          Whilst Ghedi’s previous idiosyncratic take on folk has often been instrumental, exploring the natural world and his relationship to it through his music as seen on 2018's A Hymn For Ancient Land. His new album In The Furrow Of Common Place is a deeper plunge inside himself to offer up more of his voice to accompany his profoundly unique and moving compositions. “There were things I was seeing around me and being affected by in my daily life,” he says. “Socially and politically I saw defiance but also hopelessness. I wanted to be honest with the frustration and turmoil I was experiencing.”

                                                                          The decision to include more of Ghedi’s vocals was a conscious one and driven by a need to say something. However, this isn’t a brash raging political polemic. As is now customary with Ghedi’s work, it is rich in nuance, history, poetry and allegory. Musically, the album is equally locked into this ongoing sense of evolution. Ghedi’s intricate yet deft guitar playing still twists and flows its way through the core, weaving in and out of gliding double bass, sweeping violin, gentle percussion and vocals that shift from tender solos to overlapping harmonies.

                                                                          As with much of Ghedi’s work, there’s a rich connection between the past and the current. Musically, he continues to sit in a singular position of sounding distinctly contemporary yet also with a touch of traditional flair. This expands itself into the lyrical terrain here too. “I've been exploring contemporary issues and in that process discovering sources that correlate with similar issues in the past,” he says. “Which proves that these issues throughout history - environmental destruction, working class poverty etc - are ongoing.”

                                                                          For all the socio-political and historical backdrop to the record it is not one that feels overwhelmed by it. Much like Ghedi’s work when it was largely instrumental - and some of it still is here - it flows and unfurls thoughtfully, with space still being utilised masterfully, creating room to pause and reflect. It’s another inimitable record from an artist that truly sounds like nobody else right now. 


                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                          Barry says: An intoxicating mix of traditional folk, hazy psychedelia and classic rock progressions all enriched with Ghedi's distinctive vocal affectations. It's a heady and transportive affair, and one that will reward richly on repeated listens. Gorgeous.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          1. Common Thread
                                                                          2. The Lamentations Of Round Oak Waters
                                                                          3. Mytholm
                                                                          4. Stolen Ground
                                                                          5. Ah Cud Hew
                                                                          6. Beneath The Willow
                                                                          7. Beneath The Willow Part II
                                                                          8. Son David

                                                                          Jim Noir

                                                                          Deep Blue View

                                                                            AM Jazz was the moment we all became truly acquainted with Alan Roberts; the melodic maestro beneath Jim Noir’s dandy exterior, whose hypnotic minimalist symphonies waltzed their way to Piccadilly Records’ #2 Best Album of 2020. Not to mention a whole host of great reviews….

                                                                            No less than 12 months later arrives ‘Deep Blue View’ – not so much of a follow-up, as a mini-flipside moving the Jazz from AM to PM, between city and sea.

                                                                            “I originally had AM Jazz down as walking around some New York backstreet at 4am, smoking in a fedora, looking for crimes to solve but it now ends as night begins,” reveals Al, of his latest tale’s gradual evolution. “Deep Blue View is the night-time album now… like losing yourself deeper in the fog, or disappearing in the sea… would someone, or some 'thing' come to save you or would they , or it , come along for the ride?”

                                                                            Usually by now, Daveyhulme’s own could-be John Barry would have left distractions of success for suburban side-projects and writing with his fellow Mancunian musicians, but AM Jazz left unfinished business - and, with 50 or so session recordings leaving a litter of sonic debris strewn about the cutting room floor, one major clean-up. Deep Blue View is 6 brand new tracks crafted from its reconstructed and revived remnants, unfurling like Sinatra’s Wee Small Hours to reinforce the strangely beautiful atmosphere of Al’s now revered repertoire.

                                                                            “I had the urge to create something new and started playing around with different EPs and pseudonyms but when I sequenced these tracks, I was really happy how smoothly they flowed; it just needed an opener. I quickly wrote ‘Deep Blue View’ and it fell into place. It’s great, so I carried on, knowing it was time to save the best stuff for myself,” Al grins.

                                                                            Just as AM Jazz was created in the spirit of his earlier working style on debut album Tower of Love, Deep Blue View fuses Al’s love of finding the ‘right’ in the odd, weird, back-to-front and everything in between, with the hi-fi meets lo-fi sounds of his crate-digging curiosity and empathy for TV themes and movie soundtracks. Guided by melody, his home-based sorcery of working with analog, tape and field recordings opposed to the lure of studio mechanics allowed his inner subconscious to tap at the door and reveal itself in new musical forms. “In the studio it’s tempting to turn everything up loud but I’ve got bad tinnitus and don’t want to write anything else in a Beatles style. I have done all that now… at home I have a computer, a microphone and just go crazy and lose myself staring at the screen. Then suddenly loads of music is written.”

                                                                            Setting his inner autopilot to flight mode, ‘Peppergone’ adds to the tracks’ nocturnal narrative and appears reborn after a last-minute culling from AM Jazz’s initial tracklist. Like a beautifully romantic ode to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, it is a fitting tribute to dearly departed best friend 'Batfinks', written in the middle of a tough night. “I have no idea why or how the song came about because I was so upset to do anything, let alone record any music. But there you go. Somehow I did and it’s a really special thing. I know he would have dug me using his chords; growing up we’d both try to create the perfect chord sequence. This is his idea of that. I hope he doesn’t think it’s shit,” Al jests.

                                                                            Also revived from AM Jazz’s archive is the simmering groove of ‘Night Talk Late Street’ and instrumental ‘Star Six Seven’, whilst ‘Have Another Cigar’ weaves its own semi-autobiographical fairy-tale with lyrics written and sung by long-time pal and former housemate Aidan Smith. Transformed from backing track into a cool morsel of story pop, it recalls the drunken joy of when the pair would make recordings together between singing the Everly Brothers at full volume. “I’m sure it’s about not wanting the musical party to stop and having to get on with real life,” Al says.

                                                                            ‘String Beat’ meanwhile, soars like a beautiful Bond theme with the shimmer of Lee Hazlewood holidaying in Palm Springs, alongside perhaps, the waltzing string-like synthonies of some long-lost rhythm and blues orchestra of Davyhulme (whose real-life origins reside with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra), introduced to him by Super Furry Animals’ Cian Ciaran. “I’ve never created anything this moody before and have always threatened to do something John Barry-esque with some slightly dark and spooky musical changes.”

                                                                            First may not be worst, but as AM Jazz has proven, second can be best and as a master of suspense Jim’s Deep Blue View arranges the day to night pieces of another puzzle that makes a whole lot of sense.


                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                            Andy says: Another absolutely beautiful record. Gonna be one of my favourites of the year, I can tell already.

                                                                            Barry says: Where 'A.M Jazz' wasn't particularly true to its name, 'Deep Blue View' plunges much more readily into smooth jazz waters, with swimming melodies and progressions perfectly befitting Roberts' hazy dreamlike vocal lines. A brilliantly cohesive and fitting follow-up to A.M Jazz, showing the rapid upwards trajectory of this local gem. Brilliant.

                                                                            Optimo Music treat all fans of indie miserablism, bedroom gloom and post punk groan to the new album from Jacob Yates (Uncle John and Whitelock). Not only is he one of the label's all-time favourite artists from Glasgow, but he is one of their favourite artists from anywhere. Criminally unknown except to a few who have been long transfixed by his recordings and performances, we hope this release will open a few more ears to his wondrous musical world.

                                                                            “The Hare, The Moon, The Drone” is the gloom auteur's third LP. This recording finds the band exploring dark hawthorn hedged lanes, moors and suburban, new build estates. There's something more earthy about the songs but the menace and darkness remains. Musically there is a big shift on this album, a field recording of a folk band from a dark, pine filled glen. The opener, The Car sets the scene for the rural side of the album, dank and stone cold. The tracks then shift through the woods, people turn into animals, we pass a sunlit glade, do you hear a love song? Cassie Ezeji closes the side sweetly lamenting in Gaelic as the snow falls.

                                                                            Side two is a more urban affair opening with despair in a bedroom in Belgium, we visit a faith healer and drop in on your lonely mother. Lovatt recounts the story of a karaoke addicted murderer before we finally go home to our new build just outside of town where the pylons tower over Michael and his sister Rachel. It's a journey you can go on, looking out of the window of the bus, glimpses of lives glide by, cards on seats promise to help you. Ding! It's time to get off.


                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            The Car
                                                                            The Human
                                                                            The Hare
                                                                            The Moon
                                                                            The Drone (Part 1)
                                                                            The Drone (Part 2)
                                                                            Mr. Marouf
                                                                            A Scene From An Empty Living Room
                                                                            Outside The Needle Exchange
                                                                            Michael

                                                                            John Abercrombie, Dave Holland & Jack DeJohnette

                                                                            Gateway

                                                                              With "daring and visionary spirit", to quote a Downbeat review from the year of this album's release, master improvisers John Abercrombie, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette forged a unique vision of trio interplay on their frst joint effort under the Gateway moniker. The trio tackles Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette originals with a visionary idea of what three- way conversations in jazz could sound like. As The Observer remarked in an article of the time, "the telepathic ensemble playing and perfect execution make it difficult to believe that this music is almost completely improvised". The players' respectively unique instrumental signatures had already fully crystallised here, hinting at the music to come.

                                                                              The Luminessence edition of the album arrives in a Tip- on gatefold, complete with previously unseen archival photos and new liner notes by Wilco's Nels Cline.

                                                                              "One thing most recordings on the label share in common is the capturing of special moments in real time. That is what "Gateway" is, what it feels like so many years later, for as long as we have ears to listen." - Nels Cline

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Back - Woods Song
                                                                              2. Waiting
                                                                              3. May Dance
                                                                              4. Unshielded Desire
                                                                              5. Jamala
                                                                              6. Sorcery I

                                                                              Jennifer Lucy Allan

                                                                              Clay: A Human History

                                                                                A human history told through clay, from the critically acclaimed author of The Foghorn's Lament.

                                                                                'Clay contains infinite possibilities in its transmutations, evidenced on the shelves of our homes, our galleries and museums. Every time we make something with clay, we engage with the timelines that are in the material itself, whether it was dug from a clifftop, riverbed or pit. In firing what we make, we bestow the material with function, meaning, or feeling, and anchor its form in a human present... Objects made from clay contain marks of our existence that collectively tell the story of human history more completely than any other material. There is a reason there are so many pots in museums: because fired clay is one of the most effective keepers of stories we have.'

                                                                                This book is a love letter to clay, the material that is at the beginning, middle and end of all of our lives; that contains within it the eternal, the elemental, and the everyday.

                                                                                People have been taking handfuls of earth and forming them into their own image since human history began. Human forms are found everywhere there was a ceramic tradition, and there is a ceramic tradition everywhere there was human activity. The clay these figures are made from was formed in deep geological time. It is the material that God, cast as the potter, uses to form Adam in Genesis. Tomb paintings in Egypt show the god Khum at a potter's wheel, throwing a human. Humans first recorded our own history on clay tablets, the shape of the characters influenced by the clay itself. The first love poem was inscribed in a clay tablet, from a Sumerian bride to her king more than 4000 years ago.

                                                                                Born out of a desire to know and understand the mysteries of this material, the spiritual and practical applications of clay in both its micro and macro histories, Clay: A Human History is a book of wonder and insight, a hybrid of archaeology, history and lived experience as an amateur potter.

                                                                                Joseph Allred

                                                                                The Rambles & Rags Of Shiloh

                                                                                  The prominent biblical city of Shiloh was first mentioned in the Book of Joshua: And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subdued before them. (Joshua 18:1) It held a perhaps unsurpassed place of importance for the Israelites until the construction of Solomon’s Temple and elevation of Jerusalem as the capital of a united Israel some centuries later. The Shiloh, which is our primary matter of interest here, is not the biblical city, but rather a namesake community in rural Overton County, Tennessee, situated in the Upper Cumberland region of the Appalachian Plateau near the Tennessee/Kentucky border. It isn’t a town, but a community made up of a church, two cemeteries, a smattering of houses, some farmland surrounded by forested hills, and a mostly gravel road that is too narrow in many stretches for two cars to pass each other.

                                                                                  The West Fork of the Obey River tumbles through the area at a fairly leisurely pace, and Joseph’s father, who was born in the adjacent and slightly easier to access community of Allred, always called Shiloh Road “the River Road” since the road and the river often unfurl through the valley side by side. The instrumental pieces for guitars and banjo on the album at hand mostly depict images and events, both real and imagined, that take place in Shiloh and the broader river valley it’s situated in. “I won’t go into the details of the inspiration for each tune here,” Allred comments, “but I will say that Shiloh is a place where the distinction between past and present isn’t always clearly defined. It’s a kind of “mandorla," a place where the spheres of past and present, dead and living, immanent and transcendent, overlap.

                                                                                  It’s also a place that has attracted some odd characters over the years, or just people who are weary and trying to find refuge.” “Though I grew up in a small town about 25 miles away from Shiloh and have lived in Boston since 2016, my dad’s side of the family has been in the area for over 200 years, and that valley feels a lot like the place I’ll be buried when I die.” With all that said, we present to you The Rambles and Rags of Shiloh.Housed in a gatefold sleeve courtesy of the glorious folk art of Jonny Brokenbrow.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1) Sweetcorn Ramble
                                                                                  2) The Dervish
                                                                                  3) Linville Rag
                                                                                  4) Overture For Lodge No, 637
                                                                                  5) Dance Of The Fair Folk
                                                                                  6) Before The Lord
                                                                                  7) The Emerald City
                                                                                  8) West Fork Rag
                                                                                  9) March Of The True Bugs
                                                                                  10) Blues For Terry Turtle

                                                                                  Jason Anderson

                                                                                  The Hopeful And The Unafraid

                                                                                    With six officially released albums, two more in the can, four probably-never-to-see-the-light-of-day records in his closet, a few live albums on the shelf and a Myspace song-a-day project, the quietly prolific Jason Anderson returns to K with "The Hopeful And The Unafraid". While he also played guitar in Mount Eerie, has drummed with Tilly And The Wall, and played piano with David Dondero, you've probably heard little about him. "The Hopeful.." was made at Soma Studios in Chicago, on a two-day tour break in January of 2006. Recorded in a matter of hours-tracking the vocals, guitars, and drums simultaneously-Jason's goal was to make an organic documentation of songs he'd been playing every night for half a decade. Thusly, all the vocal parts are first takes. There were some indulgences, though, as some guys who used to play in Magnolia Electric Co. came by to put down pedal steel and guitar leads. The album takes a stab at capturing some of the energy Jason loves putting into every show he plays, whether there are five or fifty people present.

                                                                                    John Andrews & The Yawns

                                                                                    Love For The Underdog

                                                                                      John Andrews is something of an open secret in a certain corner of the music scene: a versatile musician and animator. A film school drop out whose work hat-tips tradition as much as outsider anti-aesthetics. He’s spent over a decade on the DIY circuit, playing early house shows alongside then up-and-coming peers Weyes Blood and Daniel Bachman. Today he is still out there projecting his sketchy hand-drawn animations during his performances in coffee shops, small galleries and non-traditional venues. Andrews’ painterly approach now introduces the listener to his version of New York City, the place he was bound to end up after years of dwelling in Pennsylvania farm towns and New Hampshire barns. There is handmade vibrancy to the world he’s imagined here: intimate moments seen from the interior, looking outward from hole-in-the-wall restaurants, theaters and the fragments of peace found within the restless and dirty street corners.

                                                                                      Love For The Underdog, his aptly titled fourth release with the Woodsist label, was tracked live to tape in various studios and apartments across the Empire State with help from his bandmates in Cut Worms’ touring outfit, Max Clarke, Keven Lareau and Noah Bond. Buoyant melodies are supported by timeless string arrangements, translated from Andrews’ head to page with the help of friend Simon Hanes. The string quartet follows the tradition of Francoise Hardy, Harry Nilsson, Margo Guryan and Belle and Sebastian, giving the whole thing a cinematic ambience with stark shadows of an Edward Hopper painting. The lyrics tie together narratives of cynical heroes and troubled lovers. Put on the record and sink into well-worn red velvet theater seats, when the lights go down and the flickering of projectors run the title: Love For The Underdog, indeed.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1. Checks In The Mail
                                                                                      2. Never Go Away
                                                                                      3. Fourth Wall
                                                                                      4. Starving Artist
                                                                                      5. Walking Under My Loves Ladders
                                                                                      6. Cloudy
                                                                                      7. Only Heart
                                                                                      8. I Want To Believe

                                                                                      Juriaan Andriessen

                                                                                      The Awakening Dream

                                                                                        Jurriaan Andriessen (1925-1996) was a Dutch composer. Although he was actually at home in classical music, he recorded three synthesizer albums in the late 1970s, the first of which, "The Awakening Dream" (1977), is an outstanding excursion into experimental ambient and minimal music. Andriessen himself, 52 years of age at the time, called it a "a trance symphony". The music-perhaps surprisingly for a contemporary classical composer-is less in the tradition of his peers such as Pierre Boulez or Karlheinz Stockhausen and more in tune with the electronic sounds of the Seventies emanating from Berlin, Dusseldorf or Forst, the likes of Cluster, early Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream, in places echoing Conrad Schnitzler.

                                                                                        Jon Appleton & Don Cherry

                                                                                        Human Music - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                          The discography of trumpeter Don Cherry is one of the most fascinating in music. Although famously associated with the ground-breaking free explorations of Ornette Coleman as his career progressed, Cherry delved into all manner of waters from cosmic mediative wig-outs to mainstream funk. He also pioneered what is now branded as world music, At the other end of the spectrum is this delicious collaboration with Jon Appleton called “Human Music”.

                                                                                          Jon Appleton was an early pioneer of electronic music in America. He established his first primitive studio whilst studying at the University of Oregon in the mid-60s. Assisted by a financial grant this was greatly expanded at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire in the late 60s where Appleton began to record his sonic explorations at his bespoke electronic music studio.

                                                                                          It seemed only natural that Appleton would come to the attention of the questing ears of Flying Dutchman label supremo Bob Thiele. This led to the album “Appleton Syntonic Menagerie” released on Flying Dutchman in 1969. Recorded at the Dartmouth studio it’s a fascinating album rich in ideas, proto synthesiser sounds and sonic exploration. Listening today, it’s as if Steve Stapleton from Nurse With Wound went back in time to record a secret album.

                                                                                          It was probably Bob Thiele’s idea to put Appleton and Cherry together. Thus, Cherry went to Appleton’s electronic music studio at Dartmouth College to record an album of improvisations. Apparently, laid down live the four extended tracks are sparse, spacious and a compelling listen and where jazz meets early electronica. As a jazz musician, Cherry not only played wood, bamboo and metal flutes, kalimbas; earthquake drums, coronet with traditional mouthpiece and bamboo reed but listened to Appleton’s oscillations to ensure that his parts fit into this unlikely musical jigsaw.

                                                                                          This album has been out of print on vinyl for decades and as well as remastering “Human Music” we have made sure to serve it up in its original gatefold sleeve that features striking original artwork by Don Cherry’s Swedish wife Moki ‘Moqui’ Cherry. An exhibition of her work was recently displayed at the ICA between May and September 2023 


                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          Side One
                                                                                          1. Boa
                                                                                          2. Oba
                                                                                          Side Two
                                                                                          1. Abo
                                                                                          2. Bao 

                                                                                          Joe Armon-Jones & Fatima

                                                                                          Tinted Shades

                                                                                            Fatima and Joe Armon-Jones unite for Tinted Shades; a three track EP that asserts personal truths whilst juxtaposing dark times with hopeful optimism - spanning soul, hip hop and R&B. The Tinted Shades collaboration will be released on Armon-Jones’ imprint Aquarii Records.

                                                                                            Swedish soul singer with Hip Hop in her blueprint, Fatima is a vocal powerhouse with a beautiful tone who has written and collaborated with the likes of JD Reid, Purist, Larry Heard, Floating Points, Knxwledge, Scoop DeVille, Flako, Dam Funk and Shafiq Husayn.

                                                                                            Between his highly acclaimed solo work and his work with the influential Ezra Collective, Joe Armon-Jones is at the epicentre of the London underground scene and has collaborated with the late Tony Allen, Mahalia, Nubya Garcia, Greentea Peng, Poppy Ajudha, Moses Boyd and Ego Ella May.

                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                            Millie says: The collab I've always wanted, favourites Fatima and Joe Armon-Jones combine their talents to deliver this soul-drenched 12", a perfect balance of jazz and R&B this just slips down.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            #1
                                                                                            Tinted Shades
                                                                                            Love Life Hope

                                                                                            Joe Armon-Jones & Hak Baker

                                                                                            Wrong Side Of Town

                                                                                              Joe Armon-Jones teams up with Hak Baker and Nubya Garcia on new EP Wrong Side Of Town. The lead single is all about being priced out of London, something Hak Baker has experienced first-hand growing up in East London, and shares “I think it’s time to scream and shout that we’re here to stay, and if you don’t like it, you must be on the wrong side of the town.”

                                                                                              Musicians on the record include Black Midi’s Morgan Simpson on drums, Nubiyan Twist bassist Luke Wynter, Ezra Collective saxophonist James Mollison playing alongside Nubya Garcia, and additional percussion from Horseman. Mixed by Prince Fatty, mastered by Noah Priddle, and released via Armon-Jones own imprint Aquarii Records. This record marks the first of a dubs series on the way, and each release will include a vinyl exclusive track.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              1. Wrong Side Of Town (feat. Hak Baker)
                                                                                              2. Dub Side Of Town
                                                                                              3. Nubya’s Side Of Town (feat. Nubya Garcia)
                                                                                              4. Wrong Side Of The Rhodes

                                                                                              Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin

                                                                                              Archetype

                                                                                                Archetype’ is an exorcism of South London’s underground spirit. It’s a sound world which draws on its ancestral echoes as equally as it captures the pulse of a city on the edge of evolution.

                                                                                                The twelve-track collaborative record is the product of two magnetised forces who should almost repel: producer, composer and keyboard player Joe Armon- Jones, and producer / DJ Maxwell Owin.

                                                                                                At the fore of the scene south of the river, they draw on different instincts, different disciplines, different strengths - and converge them to make something which is both challenging and startlingly fresh.

                                                                                                Guest features on the record include Lex Amor, Shabaka Hutchings, Fatima, Rocks FOE, O the Ghost, Mala, Maysia Osu and YUIS.

                                                                                                ‘Archetype’ is caught somewhere between the club and the bedroom, both communal and intimate - something common to Joe’s world of jazz, soul and improvisation and Maxwell’s, of the sprawling sounds of hardcore continuum, from jungle to dubstep and drill.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. Archetype (feat. O The Ghost)
                                                                                                2. Ode 2 Reverb
                                                                                                3. 4Seasons (feat. Rocks FOE)
                                                                                                4. Rago’s Garage (feat. Shabaka Hutchings)
                                                                                                5. Grief (feat. Lex Amor)
                                                                                                6. Don’t Tip Me Over (feat. Fatima)
                                                                                                7. Lost In The Function
                                                                                                8. Do I Keep Going
                                                                                                9. Pedal Bike
                                                                                                10. Sisyphean (feat. O The Ghost)
                                                                                                11. Ikigai (feat. Mala, Marysia Osu & YUIS)
                                                                                                12. Adrenaline/Oxygen

                                                                                                Juan Atkins & Moritz Von Oswald Present Borderland

                                                                                                Transport

                                                                                                Juan Atkins and Moritz von Oswald - the two indispensable protagonists of the 'Electric Garden' - plug back into the wilderness.

                                                                                                ‘Transport’ - the new full length effort of the Borderland collaborative project - brings together a new set of studio-refined sequences aimed at colonising some of the dark energy that pulsates through those areas that are thoroughly electrified, even if not ‘on the grid’.

                                                                                                The Detroit-Berlin axis triangulates to a third point which, like the atomic particle that lives in two places at once, flickers between a form of techno-charged ambience and a futuristic club-jazz which cannot be broken down into constitutive parts. Borderland remains caught in a state of enraptured stillness, invisibly moving between every imagined future for electronic sound making.

                                                                                                The result: a font from which springs serene and exhilarating musical ideas that vibrate with refined energy for sixty seconds in every minute.


                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Sil says: Hypnotic, deep and mesmerizing. These three adjectives arguably define partially the form and function of minimal techno. This album is no dross as the genre has become. In contrast, Transport has been crafted by two well-seasoned techno maestros who bring their own influences to this masterpiece, a deeply satisfying convergence of Detroit and Berlin.
                                                                                                Von Oswald, precursor of dub techno (Basic Channel, Chain Reaction, et al) and Atkins (widely credited as the originator of techno) join forces to demonstrate that the genre is not passé and can still surprise. Appropriate for both dancefloor and home listening. Those into dubby ambient and deep techno will not be disappointed as every track is standout material which should be added to any serious music collector.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. Transport
                                                                                                2. Lightyears
                                                                                                3. Odyssey
                                                                                                4. Riod
                                                                                                5. Merkur
                                                                                                6. 2600
                                                                                                7. Zeolites

                                                                                                Juan Atkins & Moritz Von Oswald Present Borderland

                                                                                                Angles

                                                                                                Piccadilly customers should be well versed in Juan and Moritz's Borderland project by now - the two standard bearers of the techno legacy have been active at merging the sounds of Berlin and Detroit since the project's inception a few years ago (technically, the two have been building metaphorical sonic bridges across the Atlantic since '91, when Tresor flew Underground Resistance over and the rest they say is history). Anyway, "Angles" is the result of a new conversation between the founding fathers of techno. Two hi-spec versions form a new and novel version of their studio-refined sequences. Both parts of “Concave” are the ungraspable manifestation of the wild quietness in which the duo finds itself. Predicting at once, possible outcomes for the craft of electronic sound, while respecting their profound origins. Like focusing your attention on the colour turquoise - you can at once hear both the Detroit and Berlin ingredients - that flattened Berlin kick, nagging Detroit futurism, a driving, primordial energy. It's the result of nearly three decades of two musical cities, and their leading exponents cross-pollinating and hybridizing and for lovers of techno music, it's totally essential.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                A. Concave 1
                                                                                                B. Concave 2

                                                                                                J Axel and Eva Essa find magical harmony on this new collaboration on the Do It Now Recordings Vinylized label. 'Turned Your Back' is a perfectly heart-melting, life-affirming bit of soul-drenched and intimate deep house with gorgeous vocals and super smooth drums all healing you to your core as the gentle rhythms wash over you time and time again. It's a faultless original but one that is also ripe for remixing and who better than Atjazz who slightly ups the tempo but keeps the deep, wavy rhythmic vibes and adds a little cosmic magic in the synths. A sublime package indeed.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                Turned Your Back (Extended)
                                                                                                Turned Your Back
                                                                                                Turned Your Back (Atjazz Extended Remix)
                                                                                                Turned Your Back (Atjazz Extended Remix Instrumental)

                                                                                                JR Bailey

                                                                                                Just Me N You

                                                                                                  A dramatic, string-drenched epic, James Ralph Bailey’s Just Me ’N’ You has been a sought-after soul masterpiece for decades. A lush suite of beautiful songs, it was conceived as a concept album; a sophisticated paean to love. Originally released by MAM Records in 1974, Just Me ’N’ You is a breathtaking jazzy soul album. It’s similar in style to Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On - particularly the performances, orchestrations and chord progressions - but dealing with a different universal subject matter.

                                                                                                  If What’s Going On was about romance instead of politics, it would sound like this. Fans of Marvin, Leon Ware, Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson and Willie Hutch will love this record. Not as well known - this is definitely an underrated gem - the work of James Ralph Bailey is no less mind-blowing. It’s got to be one of the best soul albums of all time. The original productions were made on a basic home tape machine and enhanced with strings, rhythmic overdubs and a variety of other instrumentation. These are beautiful arrangements of strings and jazzy horns.

                                                                                                  Rhythm guitars and bouncy bass serve as the groove foundation, congas provide a Latin feel whilst the vibraphone and harmonica add colour. And then of course there’s JR’s voice. His style recalls Hathaway, with a delivery akin to Marvin at the time. As he scats and sings, accompanying himself in sweet harmonies, there is still a rawness of pain and longing in his voice, the rawness familiar to all deep soul. As an album, Just Me ’N’ You is no mere collection of songs. The tender, smooth tunes flow perfectly together into a fluid, single artistic statement. This is one where it’s hard to pick out any standouts. You may have heard the soaring title track before, maybe on Gilles Peterson’s Digs America compilation. The opening track “After Hours” sounds as fresh now as it ever was and segues beautifully into the majestic “Heaven On Earth”.

                                                                                                  Recorded by Hathaway the previous year, Bailey’s original of “Love Love Love” is incredible and arguably the definitive version. The powerful, dreamy, sax-and-harmony-laced “All Strung Out Over You” has echoes of the Chi-Lites, it’s that good. Goosebumps. And we could go on. Mastered by Simon Francis, cut by Pete Norman and pressed at Record Industry, this Be With edition of Just Me ’N’ You sounds every bit as brilliant as it should. A joyous celebration of love, this album is perfect in every way. If you don’t already own a copy then now is the time.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  A1 : After Hours (02:57)
                                                                                                  A2 : Heaven On Earth (05:09)
                                                                                                  A3 : Just Me ’N’ You (05:40)
                                                                                                  A4 : She Called Me (04:42)
                                                                                                  A5 : Cute As A Button (03:31)

                                                                                                  B1 : Love, Love, Love (03:07)
                                                                                                  B2 : I’ll Always Be Your Lover (04:11)
                                                                                                  B3 : All Strung Out Over You (03:35)
                                                                                                  B4 : Not Too Long Ago (04:08)
                                                                                                  B5 : Everything I Want I See In You (03:05)

                                                                                                  Jessica Bailiff

                                                                                                  Feels Like Home

                                                                                                    "Feels Like Home" is Jessica's fourth full length album, and is the most refined example of her musical vision to date. Jessica combines folk acoustic guitar, droning guitar, gossamer vocals and piano filgrees to create a lush, mysterious world. Beautiful stuff!

                                                                                                    Jessica Bailiff

                                                                                                    At The Down-Turned Jagged Rim Of The Sky

                                                                                                    Kranky was a bit surprised earlier this year when Jessica Bailiff contacted them and asked they wanted to preview her new album for possible release. They had no idea she had even been working on an album, let alone had completed one, and they were rewarded with a listen to her most compelling album to date.

                                                                                                    After being in Europe for 5 weeks as a touring member of Boduf Songs, Jessica Bailiff spent much of 2011, writing and recording At the Down-Turned Jagged Rim of the Sky in her spartan home studio. Sequestering herself through the hot summer months until finished, she then passed the tracks on to her friend Odd Nosdam for final mixing.
                                                                                                    *Down-tuned, distorted bass guitar adds a new color to her palette, but familiar ones also come into play: fuzzed and delayed electric guitar, organ, piano, cello, and drums. Noisy pop-tinged love songs nestle slyly in a bed of off-kilter lullabies and dark, metallic waltzes.

                                                                                                    No need to recycle descriptives like “lo-fi” or “hushed vocals” - these are spurious words. This is another intimate collection of songs recorded entirely by Jessica at home, in a room next to where she sleeps. If you listen carefully, you might hear her dreaming.


                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    01 Your Ghost Is Not Enough 
                                                                                                    02 Take Me To The Sun 
                                                                                                    03 Sanguine 
                                                                                                    04 If You Say It 
                                                                                                    05 Violets & Roses 
                                                                                                    06 This Is Real
                                                                                                    07 Goodnight 
                                                                                                    08 Slowly 
                                                                                                    09 Firefly

                                                                                                    Jessica Bailiff

                                                                                                    Jessica Bailiff

                                                                                                      After her first two highly acclaimed albums recorded with Low, Jessica Bailiff's third album is a massive leap forward. The album has a much more acoustic focus than her previous two, with beautiful ambient interludes, violin, piano, tin whistle, smeary guitars and even sitar.

                                                                                                      Julien Baker

                                                                                                      Little Oblivions

                                                                                                        Little Oblivions is the third studio album by Julien Baker. Recorded in Memphis, TN, the record weaves together unflinching autobiography with assimilated experience and hard-won observations from the past few years, taking Baker’s capacity for storytelling to new heights. It also marks a sonic shift, with the songwriter’s intimate piano and guitar arrangements newly enriched by bass, drums, keyboards, banjo, and mandolin with nearly all of the instruments performed by Baker.

                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                        Barry says: Julien Baker returns for another beautifully rich set of crescentic rock, coloured with an unmistakeable country hue. It's a delicate balance and is accomplished here with a beautiful warmth and comforting melodicism. Another wonderful journey, full of emotional duality and songwriting genius from Baker.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        1. Hardline
                                                                                                        2. Heatwave
                                                                                                        3. Faith Healer
                                                                                                        4. Relative Fiction
                                                                                                        5. Crying Wolf
                                                                                                        6. Bloodshot
                                                                                                        7. Ringside
                                                                                                        8. Favor
                                                                                                        9. Song In E
                                                                                                        10. Repeat
                                                                                                        11. Highlight Reel
                                                                                                        12. Ziptie

                                                                                                        Julien Baker

                                                                                                        Sprained Ankle

                                                                                                          Memphis, TN-based songwriter Julien Baker is the latest addition to the Matador Records roster. The 21-year-old’s devastating and vulnerable debut album, ‘Sprained Ankle’, which was originally released in 2015, is now being made available again. A 7” single by Julien Baker is also being released at the same time.

                                                                                                          For years, Baker and a group of close friends performed as the band Forrister (formerly The Star Killers) but when college took her four hours away, her need to continue creating found an outlet through solo work. The intent was never to make these songs her main focus, yet the process proved to be startlingly cathartic. As each song came into shape, it became more apparent that Baker had genuinely deep, surprisingly dark stories to tell from her thus far short life. Tales of her experiences are staggering and when set to her haunting guitar playing the results are gut wrenching and heartfelt, relatable yet very personal. There’s something wonderfully hypnotizing about Baker gently confessing her soul with such tremendous honesty.

                                                                                                          “Richly poetic songs of trauma and redemption, moving from almost unbearable fragility to confessional strength.” - The New York Times

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          Blacktop
                                                                                                          Sprained Ankle
                                                                                                          Brittle Boned
                                                                                                          Everybody Does
                                                                                                          Good News
                                                                                                          Something
                                                                                                          Rejoice
                                                                                                          Vessels
                                                                                                          Go Home

                                                                                                          Julien Baker

                                                                                                          Turn Out The Lights

                                                                                                          Julien Baker releases her highly anticipated second album, ‘Turn Out The Lights’, via Matador Records.

                                                                                                          ‘Turn Out The Lights’ arrives nearly two years to the day after Baker’s debut album, ‘Sprained Ankle’, which was widely acclaimed by outlets including The New York Times, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Noisey, and MOJO, among others.

                                                                                                          Recorded at the legendary Ardent Studios in Baker’s hometown of Memphis, TN, ‘Turn Out The Lights’ expands upon the sound and vision of ‘Sprained Ankle’ while retaining the haunting, confessional songwriting style for which she has become known. Throughout the album, Baker reflects on experiences of her own and those closest to her, exploring the internal conflicts that wrestle inside us all: how we deal and cope with our struggles and how it all impacts both ourselves and our relationships of all kinds. The result is a deeply empathetic album that embraces the greys and complex truths of humanity and mental health.

                                                                                                          ‘Turn Out The Lights’ was written and produced by Baker and mixed by Craig Silvey (The National, Arcade Fire, Florence & The Machine).

                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                          Barry says: 'Sprained Ankle' went down a storm in here (was it really that long ago?) and I have no doubt this will surpass that. More heartfelt lyrics, cleverly constructed melodies and introspective moments, all wrapped in that warm veneer of Baker's spellbinding voice.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          Over
                                                                                                          Appointments
                                                                                                          Turn Out The Lights
                                                                                                          Shadowboxing
                                                                                                          Sour Breath
                                                                                                          Televangelist
                                                                                                          Everything That Helps
                                                                                                          You Sleep
                                                                                                          Happy To Be Here
                                                                                                          Hurt Less
                                                                                                          Even
                                                                                                          Claws In Your Back

                                                                                                          Julia Bardo

                                                                                                          Bauhaus, L'Appartamento

                                                                                                            Debut album from Manchester-via-Italy singer, songwriter and guitarist Julia Bardo.

                                                                                                            Produced and mixed by Younghusband’s Euan Hinshelwood, the record firmly establishes Bardo’s musical adventurousness and prowess, and marks a cathartic and self-affirming moment for an artist who found her voice by realizing it's been there all along.

                                                                                                            The album is best summed up by the woman who wrote it all: “Bauhaus, L’Appartamento is about loneliness, solitude, separation...but also unconditional love,” Bardo reveals of the record’s overarching themes. “Family, emotional dependency, mental health issues, feelings of emptiness and numbness, feelings of not being enough, inability to be in control of my own emotions, self-doubt, self-reflection, past traumas and dealing with them.”

                                                                                                            Named after the apartment complex she lived in when demoing the album’s recordings, but with an Italian twist.

                                                                                                            Follows the release of two EPs, Phase and The Raw EP, which saw her experiment further with her wistful and mysterious sound to become the alternative pop artist she is today.

                                                                                                            Her musical journey began in Brescia in Northern Italy, where she sang and wrote lyrics for a local band between shifts at her father’s bar. A free spirit craving new inspiration, she relocated to Manchester and it was here she developed her striking style as a solo musician before also meeting and joining post-punk band Working Men’s Club. Never losing her strong desire to have full creative control over her music, she returned to become a solo artist again.

                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                            Emily says: Julia Bardo: Local talent alert!! Gorgeous, off kilter pop songs which have more bite to them than you might expect. Sonorous vocals and deft melodic interplay met with moments of jangling dissonance. FFO Cate Le Bon and Aldous Harding!

                                                                                                            Julianna Barwick’s revelatory third album, ‘Will’, is the Brooklyn experimental artist’s most surprising left turn to date. Conceived and self-produced over the past year in a variety of locations, the compelling ‘Will’ departs from the weighty lightness of 2013’s ‘Nepenthe’.

                                                                                                            If ‘Nepenthe’ conjured images of gentle fog rolling over desolate mountains, then ‘Will’ is a late afternoon thunderstorm, a cathartic collision of sharp and soft textures that sounds ominous and restorative all at once.

                                                                                                            ‘Will’ comes after Barwick’s busiest period to date in her career following ‘Nepenthe’ - a spate of activity that included playing piano for Yoko Ono, performing at the 25th annual Tibet House Benefit Concert alongside such kindred spirits as The Flaming Lips and Philip Glass, releasing the ‘Rosabi’ EP and delivering a reimagining of Bach’s ‘Adagio’ from Concerto In D Minor.

                                                                                                            Her life over the past several years has largely been lived in transit and as such the genesis of ‘Will’ was not beholden to location; Barwick reflects on this cycle of constant motion. “You’re constantly adjusting, assimilating, and finding yourself in life-changing situations.” That sense of forward propulsion is largely owed to ‘Will’s synth-heavy textures, an ingredient she was inspired to add to her vocal loop-heavy formula after demoing a new prototype analogue sequencer for Moog.

                                                                                                            Another new wrinkle ‘Will’ introduces in Barwick’s sound: Mas Ysa’s Thomas Arsenault, who lends his richly complex vocals to ‘Same’ and ‘Someway’.

                                                                                                            The beguiling, beautifully complicated ‘Will’ is the latest proof yet of Barwick’s irresistibly engaging talent as a composer and vocalist.

                                                                                                            Julianna has recently collaborated with Moog and MoMa, lending her prestige as both a musician and artist as a whole.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            St. Apolonia
                                                                                                            Nebula
                                                                                                            Beached
                                                                                                            Same
                                                                                                            Wist
                                                                                                            Big Hollow
                                                                                                            Heading Home
                                                                                                            Someway
                                                                                                            See, Know

                                                                                                            Julianna Barwick

                                                                                                            Healing Is A Miracle

                                                                                                              Four years on from the release of her last, critically acclaimed LP, Julianna Barwick returns with “Healing Is A Miracle”.

                                                                                                              A distinctive meditation on sound, reverb and the voice, “Healing Is A Miracle” is a record built on improvisation and a close affinity to a couple of trusted items of gear, from which she spins engrossing, expansive universes. Additionally, Barwick draws on the input of three collaborators with whom she has nurtured deep friendships with over the years: Jónsi (Sigur Rós), Nosaj Thing and Mary Lattimore; who each gently nudge out at the edges of her organically-evolved sound.

                                                                                                              Recorded in the wake of a seismic shift in her life following a move from New York—where she had lived for 16 years—to Los Angeles where she is now based, the title of the record came to her after thinking about how the human body heals itself, of the miraculous processes we pay little attention to: “You cut your hand, it looks pretty bad, and two weeks later it looks like it never happened… That’s kind of amazing, you know?” It’s a sentiment that feels particularly apt for the moment. From there, she conceived of the record’s simple statement title, ran it past a couple of friends, and it was settled. Like with the record itself, and all of her work, it’s about following her gut, and seeing where it takes her.

                                                                                                              “Healing Is A Miracle” began life in spring of last year, when Barwick sat down with her vocal looping set-up and began sketching out some ideas for new solo material. “It had been so long since I had done that,” she recalls, “making something for myself, just for the love of it… it was emotional, because I was recording music that was just from the heart, that wasn't for an 'assignment' or project… it brought me to tears a little”.

                                                                                                              Part of the joy also came from a small but significant switch up to her recording process: the addition of some studio monitors—a birthday gift from Jónsi and Alex (Somers)—having previously recorded all of her music on headphones. “The first song I remember making with those was the first song on the album, Inspirit.” she explains, “When I added the bass I really felt it in my body, you know, in a way you just wouldn’t with headphones… it was kind of euphoric and fun. I got really excited about making the record in that moment, and I think that really had an impact on the sounds I ended up making.”

                                                                                                              Excitement too came from the chance to work with three dream collaborators. Her connection to Jónsi began via producer Alex Somers, when Barwick flew to Reykjavík to record some sessions with him for her 2013 record “Nepenthe”, a trip which would begin a long-standing affinity with Iceland and the people she connected with there. “I think he has the best voice in the world,” she says, “and hearing my voice with Jonsi's is one of the joys of my life.” Nosaj Thing—the highly respected electronic producer and stalwart of the LA scene who has worked with the likes of Kendric Lamar—had gotten in touch to express his affection for her 2011 album “The Magic Place”, and they’d since been trying to find a way to work together. Barwick and Lattimore had struck up a friendship over many years performing live together, and had moved to LA around the same time. Finding herself in the same city as all three for the first time, it felt natural to include them in her process, and added to the feeling of newness, support and friendship she had while producing the record.

                                                                                                              Beyond her records, Barwick’s impressive live shows have gained incredible praise over the years from the likes of The Guardian—who described her performance as “exquisite in its eloquence, reflection and compassion” in their 5* review—The New York Times, NPR, and more. She has also supported and performed with an amazing array of artists including Bon Iver, Grouper, Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Rós, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Perfume Genius, Mas Ysa, and Nat Baldwin.

                                                                                                              Barwick has additionally been involved in some head-turning collaborations over the years. In 2015 she took part in The Flaming Lips’s Carnegie Hall show, performing music from their reimagining of “Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band”, alongside Phillip Glass, Debbie Harry, Laurie Anderson and Pattie Smith. That same year she was invited to play two shows with Yoko Ono, one at MoMA (“my favorite thing ever”) and one in Central Park. In 2012 she released a collaborative album with Helado Negro as OMBRE, and has also released a collaborative single with Rafael Anton Isarri, on the super-limited Thesis label, and most recently, the “Command Synthesis” EP, on RVNG Intl. sub-label Commend There, which employed AI to build five tracks that responded to the airborne environment outside a hotel room. In 2019 she teamed up with Doug Aitken on his nomadic art project, and created stunning performances in the Massachusett wilderness.

                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                              Barry says: 'Healing Is A Miracle' is an absolute triumph of majestic instrumentation, perfectly balanced atmospherics and tasteful collaboration. 'In Light' with Jónsi couldn't have been a more perfect fit, with both of their voices coalescing into one grand, sonic gesture. Stunner.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              Inspirit
                                                                                                              Oh, Memory Ft. Mary Lattimore
                                                                                                              Healing Is A Miracle
                                                                                                              In Light Ft. Jónsi
                                                                                                              Safe
                                                                                                              Flowers
                                                                                                              Wishing Well
                                                                                                              Nod Ft. Nosaj Thing

                                                                                                              One of the three outrageously talented Deenmamode brothers (Mo Kolours & Reginald Omas Mamode IV), Jeen Bassa has carved out a reputation as one of the leading beat-tape producers in the game today. His warm and woozy productions mix up slo-mo, mechanised funk with hues of neon soul and blue, jazz notes. An artist that clearly stands out in a world that’s saturated with bland Dilla and Madlib-esque pastiches.‘All My People’ takes listeners on an electronic journey through hip hop, soul, jazz, funk and pan african sounds, hugely influenced by Bassa’s Mauritian roots.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              Audio Visual
                                                                                                              Herb & Rhythm
                                                                                                              Dramatise
                                                                                                              Poets House
                                                                                                              My People
                                                                                                              Body Talking
                                                                                                              The Landscapes
                                                                                                              Do The Do
                                                                                                              Latin Fingers
                                                                                                              Cocoa Lotion
                                                                                                              Ode To The Funk
                                                                                                              Outro

                                                                                                              Joe Bataan

                                                                                                              Salsoul - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                Salsoul is the 9th studio album by trailblazing Filipino-African American singer Joe Bataan, featuring his classic single ‘Mujer Mia’.

                                                                                                                Re-issued for the first time since 1973 on limited edition blue translucent vinyl, Salsoul was born out of Bataan’s love for salsa & soul, which developed during his youth in New York’s Spanish Harlem.

                                                                                                                Such was the impact of Bataan’s new sound, that Salsoul served as the catalyst for the creation of a label by the same name. Formed by brothers Joseph, Kenneth & Stanley Cayre, Salsoul Records spearheaded a new generation of charismatic artists that, influenced by soul, funk & Latin dance rhythms, gave the label a signature sound.

                                                                                                                Re-emerging in samples and remixes, the Salsoul Records catalogue is proof of the label’s enduring legacy and it’s crucial role in shaping the sound of a new wave of disco. 


                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                Mi Nube
                                                                                                                Muchacho Ordinario
                                                                                                                When Sunny Gets Blue
                                                                                                                Mujer Mia
                                                                                                                Fin
                                                                                                                Latin Strut
                                                                                                                Johnny
                                                                                                                Peace, Friendship, Solidarity
                                                                                                                Aftershower Funk
                                                                                                                Continental Square Dance

                                                                                                                Jorge Ben / Baby Consuelo

                                                                                                                Waimea 55.000 / Curto De Veu E Grinalda

                                                                                                                  Jorge Ben can do it all - vocalist, songwriter, musician, producer and to many their ‘all-round’ favourite Brazilian artist. Jorge has had an amazing career, involved in music from the early 60s through to the current day, writing countless classic songs for him and other artists. This awesome samba-disco-funk joint ‘Waimea 55.000’’ is a lesser-known production, taken off a 7” B-side released on Som Livre in 1978. This is a gem which needed to be dusted off and given the wider audience it deserves.

                                                                                                                  Baby Consuelo with her distinctive voice is one of Mr Bongo’s favourite Brazilian singers. The only female founding member of the mythical group Os Novos Baianos, Baby is a real innovator and pioneer, changing her persona and musical styles over the years, but still staying unique. Here we have Baby at the start in raw psychedelic hippy mode, giving a powerful vocal delivery where she manages to sound simultaneously badass and lovable. This early song was released in 1970 on RGE records on a compacto 7” credited to Baby Consuelo and additionally featured on Os Novos Bahianos’s debut album ‘ Ferro Na Boneca!’ in the same year (re-issued on Mr Bongo in 2019).

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  Jorge Ben - Waimea 55.000
                                                                                                                  Baby Consuelo - Curto De Veu E Grinalda

                                                                                                                  One of Brazil’s greatest songwriters, Jorge Ben rarely dwelled on any particular musical style, even the ones he helped create. By the mid 1970s, Ben had already innovated several groundbreaking new twists on the classic samba sound, in the process creating many tunes that became epoch-defining hits for South America’s biggest country — not to mention the world at large. For 1977’s Tropical, he made the controversial decision to rework an album’s worth of his most beloved songs in the new, disco and funk influenced Afro-Samba style he was exploring at the time. As a result, classics like “Chove Chuva,” “Taj Mahal” and “Mas Que Nada” get polished updates, alongside deeper rarities like “Georgia” and “Jesus de Praga,” making Tropical a sensual, sultry counterpoint to other Jorge Ben collections. 

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. Taj Mahal
                                                                                                                  2. Os Alquimistas Estao Chegando Os Alquimistas
                                                                                                                  3. Chove Chuva
                                                                                                                  4. Georgia
                                                                                                                  5. O Namorado Da Viuva
                                                                                                                  6. My Lady
                                                                                                                  7. Jesus De Praga
                                                                                                                  8. Mas Que Nada
                                                                                                                  9. País Tropical

                                                                                                                  Jonny Benavidez

                                                                                                                  My Echo, Shadow And Me

                                                                                                                    In collaboration with Timmion Records, Daptone is proud to present My Echo, Shadow and Me, the debut album from the soulful Chicano brother, Jonny Benavidez.

                                                                                                                    Hailing from San Diego (via El Paso, TX), Jonny’s desire to sing was influenced by his grandfather, John Lorenzo Guzman, who as a teen in the early sixties spent some time harmonising with groups in El Paso, most notably Sonny Powell and the Night Dreamers. When he was 13, Johnny was given a record player and a box filled with R&B, Doo-Wop, and Soul 45s that he studied obsessively, employing the harmonies and melodies therein to cultivatehis own unique voice. After a chance encounter with the legendary Dimas Garza, Jonny’s career began to blossom and soon he would find himself singing alongside stars like Eugene Pitt and Archie Bell, garnering the interest of Timmion Records..

                                                                                                                    Backed by the incomparable Cold Diamond & Mink (Bobby Oroza, Pratt & Moody) two incredibly successful singles were cut and plans for a full length were struck, culminating in 11 original songs penned by Benavidez. From the uplifting bounce of the title track, the doo-wop dinged "Dedicated to You", the Latin flare of “Uncle Sam,” to the Sweet Soul masterpiece "Somebody Cares" (licensed and released on a Penrose Records 45), My Echo, Shadow and Me is not only an aweinspiring display of Jonny's versatility as an artist but also serves as a window into the eclectic array of soulful sounds that inspired him to fall in love with music and become a singer. A must have for fans of Daptone, Timmion, Penrose, et al.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1. MY ECHO, SHADOW AND ME
                                                                                                                    2. PLAYING THE FOOL
                                                                                                                    3. UNCLE SAM
                                                                                                                    4. TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME
                                                                                                                    5. SLOW DOWN GIRL
                                                                                                                    6. DEDICATED TO YOU
                                                                                                                    7. SOMEBODY CARES
                                                                                                                    8. DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO
                                                                                                                    9. YOUR LAST SONG
                                                                                                                    10. LET'S GET TOGETHER
                                                                                                                    11. DEAR MOTHER AND FATHER

                                                                                                                    Jehnny Beth

                                                                                                                    To Love Is To Live

                                                                                                                      Debut solo album from the Savages frontwoman Jehnny Beth. Her distinctive, dynamic vocals give the album a similar intensity to her work with Savages, but whereas Savages ploughed a very distinct post punk furrow, her solo work doesn’t just blur the genre boundaries, it stomps straight through, taking in everything from industrial noise, jazz and gothic pop.

                                                                                                                      The album features collaborations with Joe Talbot (IDLES) and Irish actor and musician Cillian Murphy.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      1. I Am
                                                                                                                      2. Innocence
                                                                                                                      3. Flower
                                                                                                                      4. We Will Sin Together
                                                                                                                      5. A Place Above Featuring Cillian Murphy
                                                                                                                      6. I’m The Man
                                                                                                                      7. The Rooms
                                                                                                                      8. Heroine
                                                                                                                      9. How Could You Featuring Joe Talbot
                                                                                                                      10. French Countryside
                                                                                                                      11. Human

                                                                                                                      The sweeping poem ‘Cofio’ by the great Welsh poet Waldo Williams has inspired a remarkable collaboration between Ibiza-based record label NuNorthern Soul, Welsh DJ, performer and cultural commentator Gareth Potter, composer and musician Joan Bibiloni, poet and actor Pep Tosar Vaquer, actor Rhys Ifans and musician James Baron aka JIM / Ron Basejam.

                                                                                                                      1st March is St Davids Day and Balearic Day. St David’s Day honours the death of the patron saint of Wales and the Day of the Balearic Islands the day when islands Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca became an autonomous region of Spain.

                                                                                                                      Cofio Recorda Remembrance is made up of two powerful and haunting tracks drenched in NuNorthern Soul’s unique take on the globally popular Balearic Chillout style. Un Adéu features music by Joan remixed by James Baron with Pep reading the poem in Catalan and Spanish. Badia Onírica is a tremendously atmospheric reading of ‘Cofia’ in Welsh and English by Rhys with music again arranged by James.

                                                                                                                      It connects Wales and Ibiza but, on a more universal level, Cofio Recorda Remembrance links the fundamental aspects of human existence, of, as Waldo Williams puts it ‘earth’s innumerable generations’.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      A1. 'Badia Onírica' [Welsh Version]
                                                                                                                      A2. 'Badia Onírica' [English Version]
                                                                                                                      A3. 'Un Adéu' [Instrumental Version]
                                                                                                                      B1. 'Un Adéu' [Catalan Version]
                                                                                                                      B2. 'Un Adéu' [Spanish Version]
                                                                                                                      B3. 'Badia Onírica' [Instrumental Version]

                                                                                                                      Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

                                                                                                                      You Are Beautiful And You Are Alone : The Biography Of Nico

                                                                                                                        A redemptive, myth-shattering biography of one of the twentieth century's most underestimated creative and artistic forces.

                                                                                                                        'What I have in common with Nico is the understanding of her furious frustration at not being recognised.' - MARIANNE FAITHFULL

                                                                                                                        The real story of Nico is one of determination, self-destruction and belief in one's artistic vision, at any cost. Nico was an ever-evolving myth, an enigma that escaped definition. Born Christa Paffgen, Nico grew up in war-torn Berlin before being scouted by a fashion photographer in her early teens. At age twenty-seven, she became Andy Warhol's newest Superstar, securing the position of chanteuse for the Velvet Underground. Though she is primarily remembered for contributions to their seminal debut album - and her relationships with Brian Jones, Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison - her own artistry and influence have often been overlooked.

                                                                                                                        Nico spent most of her career as a solo artist on the road, enduring empty concert halls, abusive fans and the perilous reality of being a drug addict. Yet beneath the superficial denigrations and one-dimensional myths was a complicated visionary determined to make art that was truly her own. In You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone, defying the sexist casting of her life as the tragedy of a beautiful woman losing her looks, youth and fame, Jennifer Otter Bickerdike cements Nico's legacy as one of the most vital artists of her time, inspiring a generation of luminaries including Bjoerk, Morrissey and Iggy Pop.

                                                                                                                        Containing over a hundred new interviews and rare archival material, this is an empowering reappraisal of an underappreciated icon.

                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                        Javi says: One of the most enigmatic, problematic, and chameleonic figures in alternative music's history, who finally gets the biography she deserves. Iconic - Controversial - Nico.

                                                                                                                        Jade Bird

                                                                                                                        Different Kinds Of Light

                                                                                                                          The British singer-songwriter's second LP, which follows on from her self-titled 2019 debut album.

                                                                                                                          'Different Kinds of Light' is at it's most basic about falling in love, and at its most complex, the chaos of trying to get away from your past.

                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                          Barry says: Jade Bird writes in the classic folk tradition, with acoustic guitars and percussion working their way beneath Bird's perfectly pitched vocals, further accentuated with sweeps of synth and electric piano. It's a familiar formula, but done this well it's hard not to be bowled over.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          DKOL
                                                                                                                          Open Up The Heavens
                                                                                                                          Honeymoon
                                                                                                                          Punchline
                                                                                                                          Different Kinds Of Light
                                                                                                                          Trick Mirror
                                                                                                                          I'm Getting Lost
                                                                                                                          Houdini
                                                                                                                          1994
                                                                                                                          Now Is The Time
                                                                                                                          Candidate
                                                                                                                          Red White And Blue
                                                                                                                          Rely On
                                                                                                                          Prototype
                                                                                                                          Headstart

                                                                                                                          Jade Bird

                                                                                                                          Jade Bird

                                                                                                                            Twisting big themes of disillusionment, divorce, cheating, sorrow into the realities of an independent-minded, modern British teenager, Jade’s music transcends genre with a wealth of influence coming from everywhere, and anywhere. Classic, contemporary, and a total breath of fresh air in the current musical landscape, Jade Bird is that rare, next-generation artist who appears as clued up on the past as she is determined to learn from its lessons: in control, sometimes in your face, and in possession of gifts beyond her years.

                                                                                                                            The debut self-titled debut album via Glassnote Records. Featuring breakthrough singles Lottery, Uh Huh & Love Has All Been Done Before.

                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                            Barry says: Jade Bird's voice is simply astounding for someone so young, perfectly capturing the spirit of 70's psychedelic Americana mixed with the more subtle tones of modern emotive pop. Bird's songwriting shines through whatever medium it may present itself, from the more downbeat piano ballads and the more rocking, effusive pieces, this whole outing is an absolute delight.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            Ruins
                                                                                                                            Lottery
                                                                                                                            I Get No Joy
                                                                                                                            Side Effects
                                                                                                                            My Motto
                                                                                                                            Does Anybody
                                                                                                                            Know
                                                                                                                            Uh Huh
                                                                                                                            Good At It
                                                                                                                            17
                                                                                                                            Love Has All Been Done Before
                                                                                                                            Going Gone
                                                                                                                            If I Die

                                                                                                                            Jane Birkin

                                                                                                                            The Very Best Of

                                                                                                                              Rediscover the whole universe of Jane Birkin. She embodies the femininity of the 70s and brings the vocal signature to the words and music of Gainsbourg. This is the opportunity to dive back into a brilliant and seductive catalogue where elegance rhymes with sensuality.

                                                                                                                              A Very Best Of LP that covers the highlights of the career of Jane Birkin. 

                                                                                                                              Jherek Bischoff

                                                                                                                              Eyes / Young & Lovely

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

                                                                                                                                The latest signing to The Leaf Label is multi-talented Seattle-based composer/arranger/producer Jherek Bischoff

                                                                                                                                His first release for the label will be this strictly limited edition 7” single for RECORD STORE DAY

                                                                                                                                ‘Eyes’ is a collaboration with ex-Talking Head and international treasure David Byrne

                                                                                                                                There will be just 500 of these singles released in Europe by Leaf.

                                                                                                                                The two songs are a taster for Jherek's forthcoming album Composed, out in late May

                                                                                                                                ‘Young And Lovely’ features the talents of Parenthetical Girls’ Zac Pennington and acclaimed French vocalist Soko

                                                                                                                                The individually hand-numbered 7” is packaged in a full-colour die-cut sleeve

                                                                                                                                The songs will ONLY be available in this format until the release of the album

                                                                                                                                Jherek Bischoff

                                                                                                                                Cistern

                                                                                                                                  Cistern is the second album by prodigiously talented musician, collaborator, composer, arranger and producer Jherek Bischoff. Gloriously cinematic, these modern orchestral recordings showcase Jherek’s unerring ability to pull at the heartstrings.

                                                                                                                                  Intrinsically linked to the space in which it was conceived, Cistern was born from time spent improvising in an empty two million gallon underground water tank in Washington state. A space which forced Bischoff to slow down, to reflect, to draw on his childhood growing up on a sailing boat; an emotional journey from the city back to the Pacific Ocean, via the Cistern.

                                                                                                                                  The album itself was recorded with a live orchestra, the New York-based Contemporaneous ensemble, in a converted 19th century church in Hudson, NY.

                                                                                                                                  Cistern follows on the heels of Strung Out In Heaven, a moving string quartet tribute to David Bowie, created with Amanda Palmer and featuring the significant talents of Anna Calvi and Neil Gaiman. They performed ‘Black Star’ at the recent all star Bowie tribute show at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Jherek will also take part in the Bowie tribute at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms in July.


                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                  Barry says: Haunted, dusty chamber-classical mini-movements. Staccato strings and violin sweeps. Cataclysmic percussion bursts and ambient echoes mix to form a cacophonous cocktail before breaking into multi-part melodies. Terse peppered electronic shards slowly morph into triumphant but cautious minor-key swells and ethereal waves of symphony. Superb.

                                                                                                                                  Jherek Bischoff

                                                                                                                                  Composed

                                                                                                                                    In his 30-odd years, Seattle-based Jherek Bischoff has performed in numerous musical configurations, including Parenthetical Girls, Xiu Xiu, The Degenerate Art Ensemble, The Dead Science, Amanda Palmer and The Wordless Music Orchestra. Described as a “pop polymath” by The New York Times, he’s an instinctive collaborator, trusting himself to be his own best teacher. Indeed, all this music-making has largely been self-taught.

                                                                                                                                    This last may be the most remarkable, especially in the context of his new album Composed. A meticulously arranged, multi-tracked orchestral pop album, it features a host of guests, many of whom appeared at the sold-out Ecstatic Music Festival performance in New York that launched the project in February.

                                                                                                                                    David Byrne collaborates on ‘Eyes’, as sumptuous a slice of meta-pop as anything he’s produced in years, while Parenthetical Girls’ Zac Pennington and French singer/actor Soko duet on the brilliant ‘Young And Lovely’ (these two songs are released as a limited edition 7” for this year’s Record Store Day). Brazilian Tropicalismo legend Caetano Veloso guests on ‘The Secret Of The Machines’ singing lyrics adapted from a Rudyard Kipling poem. Other vocalists include Carla Bozulich (Evangelista, The Geraldine Fibbers), Craig Wedren (Shudder To Think), Mirah and Dawn McCarthy (Faun Fables). Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier and Wilco’s Nels Cline sprinkle some additional instrumental magic over two of the album’s nine songs.

                                                                                                                                    Working in such esteemed company, an even more pleasant surprise is that Jherek manages to make the album his own, without ever falling into the trap of self-indulgence that often besets multi-vocalist projects of this kind. That the album proves to be a consistently rewarding and uplifting body of work is testament to the clarity of his vision.

                                                                                                                                    The genesis of this singular project was informed by Jherek’s history of playing in DIY bands, a fervent desire to make great pop music and a love affair with the potential of the orchestra. His approach was illuminated by a desire to shake up the business-as-usual routine of being an independent rock musician.

                                                                                                                                    I realised a few years ago that being in several serious touring bands at the same time could be really frustrating, because I tend to work on music at least eight hours a day at home, and on tour you only get to make music for an hour a day,” says Jherek of his experience. “I realised that by producing records, doing soundtracks and collaborating on music for dance, I could be creatively involved with a ton of exciting music, and let it have its own legs without having to always be on tour.”

                                                                                                                                    As an orchestral recording Composed is pretty much unique. Do-it-yourself in the purest sense, Jherek first composed the album on a ukulele. Next he arranged, produced and engineered the backing tracks, resolving to achieve an orchestral sound without the orchestral cost by recording the music one instrument at a time using a single microphone and a laptop.
                                                                                                                                    “I recorded each individual musician of the ‘orchestra’ in their own living rooms, and then I layered each instrument - sometimes one violinist playing one part twenty times - until it was the size of a huge orchestra. I spent the summer riding my bike from house to house recording each musician. I finished the album by taking a road trip to record all the singers in person, except for Caetano Veloso and David Byrne, who recorded their own parts at home.”

                                                                                                                                    The result of this extraordinary jigsaw puzzle is Composed. It took years. We hope you’ll agree it was worth it.


                                                                                                                                    James Blake

                                                                                                                                    James Blake

                                                                                                                                      The past couple of years have seen creative explosions and new generations coming through in both dancefloor electronics and heartfelt, introspective singer-songwriting, but self evidently they’ve remained mutually exclusive genre islands. Until now. With a uniquely emotional electronic production style every bit as deeply personal and impassioned as his voice or songwriting, James Blake is sketching out his own place in the musical universe.

                                                                                                                                      When a teenage James first visited the pivotal London dubstep night FWD>> in 2007, he’d already been to drum ’n’ bass nights with schoolfriends, but the music and atmosphere there were unlike anything he’d experienced. This was what James had been waiting for – he just hadn’t realised. This midnight epiphany in Plastic People’s Shoreditch cellar led, in a few short years, to the James Blake of 2010, a surefooted 22-year-old composer whose extraordinary tracks are not so much breaking down existing musical barriers as leaping over them and creating an entirely new kind of pop that belies its author’s tender age.

                                                                                                                                      Although loosely tethered to the cutting edge of contemporary electronics, James’s songs possess uncommon grace and soulfulness. Whether intended for the FWD>> dancefloor or, like new single "Limit to Your Love", destined to melt hearts and prick ears, his music is characterised by a playful and arresting honesty, a human touch that, despite his status as a hugely in-demand DJ, naturally aligns him with contemporary artists such as Bon Iver or Laura Marling or the xx.

                                                                                                                                      Yet more than this, it is the shock of the new in James’s music that’s causing real commotion: the sounds, that voice, the silence, the rhythm (or lack of it), the waiting, the tension. You have to know the rules in order to break them with such conviction, and by daring to be different, James stands head and shoulders above his peers. No doubt, you’ll remember where you were when you heard tracks like "Limit to Your Love" or "I Never Learnt to Share" for the first time.


                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      CD Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                                      1. Unluck
                                                                                                                                      2. Wilhelms Scream
                                                                                                                                      3. I Never Learnt To Share
                                                                                                                                      4. Lindesfarne I
                                                                                                                                      5. Lindesfarne II
                                                                                                                                      6. Limit To Your Love
                                                                                                                                      7. Give Me My Month
                                                                                                                                      8. To Care (Like You)
                                                                                                                                      9. Why Don’t You Call Me
                                                                                                                                      10. I Mind
                                                                                                                                      11. Measurements

                                                                                                                                      LP Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                                      Side 1
                                                                                                                                      1. Tep And The Logic
                                                                                                                                      2. Unluck
                                                                                                                                      3. The Wilhelm Scream
                                                                                                                                      Side 2
                                                                                                                                      1. I Never Learnt To Share
                                                                                                                                      2. Lindisfarne I
                                                                                                                                      3. Lindisfarne II
                                                                                                                                      Side 3
                                                                                                                                      1. Limit To Your Love
                                                                                                                                      2. Give Me My Month
                                                                                                                                      3. To Care (Like You)
                                                                                                                                      Side 4
                                                                                                                                      1. Why Don't You Call Me?
                                                                                                                                      2. Blake I Mind
                                                                                                                                      3. Blake Measurements
                                                                                                                                      4. Blake You Know Your Youth

                                                                                                                                      Mercury Music Prize and GRAMMY®Award winning UK singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer James Blake drops his first album in two years, "Friends That Break Your Heart". His tear-jerkingly poignant, auto-tuned & self-produced style has become a symbol of greatness across the UK scene, and his deeply personal songwriting and lyrical prowess shine through every release.

                                                                                                                                      Adding a shimmering patina and haunting presence to soul and pop music's existing framework, James Blake is widely celebrated as a visionary and pioneering UK artist. "Friends That Break Your Heart" sees him emerging into the New Normal with plenty to say, with that familiar, rain-soaked melancholy and sentiment here to ease you through your next heartbreak or internal crisis. Blake makes the sadness more palatable but underlying it all is a sense of overcoming your insecurities & demons, and bettering yourself for times in which we live. It’s a positive message that holds it all together.




                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                      Barry says: James Blake has carved out a unique niche of mournful post-dubstep, moving from strength and landing on this, possibly his most emotionally raw outing yet. There are melodies here shrouded in the usual trundling electronics and loungey jazz-indebted ambience, topped with Blakes athletic vocal takes, sometimes simply unadorned and in other instances, stretched with Blake's trademark autotune.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      CD Tracklist:
                                                                                                                                      1. Famous Last Words
                                                                                                                                      2. Life Is Not The Same
                                                                                                                                      3. Coming Back (feat. SZA)
                                                                                                                                      4. Funeral
                                                                                                                                      5. Frozen (feat. JID & SwaVay)
                                                                                                                                      6. I’m So Blessed You’re Mine
                                                                                                                                      7. Foot Forward
                                                                                                                                      8. Show Me (feat. Monica Martin)
                                                                                                                                      9. Say What You Will
                                                                                                                                      10. Lost Angel Nights
                                                                                                                                      11. Friends That Break Your Heart
                                                                                                                                      12. If I’m Insecure

                                                                                                                                      LP Tracklist:
                                                                                                                                      Side A
                                                                                                                                      1. Famous Last Words
                                                                                                                                      2. Life Is Not The Same
                                                                                                                                      3. Coming Back (feat. SZA)
                                                                                                                                      4. Funeral
                                                                                                                                      5. Frozen (feat. JID & SwaVay)
                                                                                                                                      6. I’m So Blessed You’re Mine

                                                                                                                                      Side B
                                                                                                                                      7. Foot Forward
                                                                                                                                      8. Show Me (feat. Monica Martin)
                                                                                                                                      9. Say What You Will
                                                                                                                                      10. Lost Angel Nights
                                                                                                                                      11. Friends That Break Your Heart
                                                                                                                                      12. If I’m Insecure

                                                                                                                                      James Blake

                                                                                                                                      Playing Robots Into Heaven

                                                                                                                                        Playing Robots Into Heaven follows the critically acclaimed Friends That Break Your Heart and will see James return to the electronic roots of his Hessle, Hemlock and R&S Records days.

                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                        Barry says: A beautiful juxtaposition of the smooth post-dubstep bread & butter of musical polymath James Blake, and a wonderfully implemented selection of jagged modular synth lines and tense, rich atmospheric drones. For me, the perfect combination of his already established sound and a more exploratory instrumental direction. Stunning.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        1. Asking To Break
                                                                                                                                        2. Loading
                                                                                                                                        3. Tell Me
                                                                                                                                        4. Fall Back
                                                                                                                                        5. He’s Been Wonderful
                                                                                                                                        6. Big Hammer
                                                                                                                                        7. I Want You To Know
                                                                                                                                        8. Night Sky
                                                                                                                                        9. Fire The Editor
                                                                                                                                        10. If You Can Hear Me
                                                                                                                                        11. Playing Robots Into Heaven

                                                                                                                                        Jahdan Blakkamoore

                                                                                                                                        We Are Raiders

                                                                                                                                          Jahdan Blakkamoore is a Brooklyn local hero. Beloved for his charismatic stage presence, pointed lyrics, and powerful voice, Jahdan brings the perspective of Rasta sufferation to the streets of New York in the post-9/11 landscape. Born in Guyana, after crossing into the US alone and undocumented at the ripe age of 8, he quickly began to absorb the swirl of music that thumps out of car trunks and crackles across the pirate airwaves of the borough of Kings. Making his first impact with NYC's golden-era street rap legends Boot Camp Click, Jahdan has been bridging the gap between hip hop, dancehall and roots reggae ever since. This CD / EP finds Jahdan touching down on deep dub-inflected Cumbia beats from Buenos Aires by Chancha Vía Circuito, synthetic dancehall from Vienna's Stereotyp, plus three riddims from lifelong Manhattan boy Shadetek which both reflect and bend the UK dubstep sound. The set includes vocal and dub versions.

                                                                                                                                          You could be forgiven for thinking Basso‘s been hitting the plant food of late. Last time out we took a trip with Trance, and now our esoteric expert nods his head, rolls his shoulders and drops a h-h-h-house record on our unexpecting asses. That‘s right folks, roll up the rug, push the sofa back and enjoy some ‚Personal Growth‘ from James Booth.
                                                                                                                                          Operating a million miles away from the kick and hiss of the trendy lo-fi folks, the Berlin based producer favours subtle rhythms, delicate textures and tender melodies - turning out a string of sophisticated dance floor winners for 100% Silk, Church and No Bad Days. Now he brings his organic house stylings to the Growing Bin with a fresh five-tracker packed with all the warmth of a Tempelhof picnic on a balmy July afternoon.
                                                                                                                                          Emerging from the watery depths of the Drexciyan ocean, opener "Mood" strides calmly through the morning dew, stretching those loose limbs and seeking out Hardcastle‘s rainforest. Drifting freely through immersive, aquatic pads and soft focus melodies, the track takes in a little R&R before snapping electro percussion, cascading synthlines and a rolling rhythm up the intensity. The deepness continues on the A2 as "Dream Precipitation" offers a medicated vision of Debussy doing P-Bar while Lynch rolls the cameras. Syncopated hi-hats, jazzy keys and star-gazing sine waves wrap themselves around your cerebellum, expanding your mind as a steady kick moves your body into the pleasure zone. Booth takes a Derren Brown tip on the flip, imbuing "You" with the kind of mesmeric rhythm that can make the staunchest wallflower pull a Pink Panther on a packed dance floor. The exotic tumble of woody percussion and hissing castanets keep up a fascinating rhythm, driving the titular mantra and snaking synth melody through bursts of slapped bass and subtle 4/4. "Dhoop Stick" stays on board with the boogie hypnotism, weaving its way through celestial melodies, squelching bass and toasty Rhodes before "The Chorus" brings down the curtain with wailing FM vox, military snares and the dreamy synth pop charm of a lost Sheffield classic. Warm, woody and entirely organic, this is the birth of Green House...you heard it here first!

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          1. Mood
                                                                                                                                          2. Dream Precipitation
                                                                                                                                          3. You
                                                                                                                                          4. Dhoop Stick
                                                                                                                                          5. The Chorus 

                                                                                                                                          Jean-Paul Bourelly

                                                                                                                                          Trance Atlantic (Boom Bop II)

                                                                                                                                            Jean-Paul Bourelly is widely regarded as one of the most gifted electric guitarists in Europe today. On the evidence of "Trance Atlantic" it's easy to see why. Along with drummer Dennis Chambers and sax player Vincent Henry he rips into a set of high eneregy jazz fusion tracks that bite and never let go.

                                                                                                                                            James Dean Bradfield

                                                                                                                                            Even In Exile

                                                                                                                                              EVEN IN EXILE is the second album by Manic Street Preachers frontman James Dean Bradfield “It’s a record that draws you in, first with its story, and then with its songs. A wonderful break from the day-job.” Q, 4* An ultra-vivid eulogy to a brilliant life cut short, EVEN IN EXILE is a beautiful collection of songs that loosely trace to story of the life and death of Chilean poet-singer-activist Victor Jara. At points pure and biographical, at others dreamlike and opaque, Bradfield sets words written specifically for the album by poet/playwright Patrick Jones to some of the most addictive and affecting melodies he’s ever composed.

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              1. Recuerda
                                                                                                                                              2. The Boy From The Plantation
                                                                                                                                              3. There'll Come A War
                                                                                                                                              4. Seeking The Room With The Three Windows
                                                                                                                                              5. Thirty Thousand Milk Bottles
                                                                                                                                              6. Under The Mimosa Tree
                                                                                                                                              7. From The Hands OfVioleta
                                                                                                                                              8. Without Knowing The End (Joan's Song)
                                                                                                                                              9. La Partida
                                                                                                                                              10. The Last Song
                                                                                                                                              11. Santiago Sunrise

                                                                                                                                              John Bramwell

                                                                                                                                              Leave Alone The Empty Spaces

                                                                                                                                                I Am Kloot’s songwriter and frontman, John Bramwell, has announced the release of his first studio solo album “Leave Alone The Empty Spaces” The record is a stunning showcase of John’s skillful, widely acclaimed songwriting and his unique voice.

                                                                                                                                                It’s the first completely new collection of songs by John as a solo artist since he started his adventures away from I Am Kloot. “Leave Alone The Empty Spaces” has been inspired by John’s travels around the UK and Europe performing more than 300, intimate solo gigs.

                                                                                                                                                Travelling in his VW Campervan with his dog Henry, the experience allowed John to explore parts of the country hitherto unknown, develop his solo sound and ideas, and meet an awful lot of interesting people...

                                                                                                                                                The album is inspired by the spirit of liberty, independence, adventure and solitude that John has enjoyed on the road, as well as the diverse emotions that escape and travel can bring about - from sadness to exhilaration.

                                                                                                                                                It’s about rediscovering the romance, intimacy and magic of the live music experience, one to one with the audience.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                A Field Full Of Secrets
                                                                                                                                                Who Is Anybody
                                                                                                                                                Times Arrow
                                                                                                                                                From The Shore
                                                                                                                                                Sat Beneath The Lightning Tree
                                                                                                                                                The Whipperwill
                                                                                                                                                Tallulah
                                                                                                                                                Leave Alone The Empty Spaces
                                                                                                                                                Meet At The Station

                                                                                                                                                John Bramwell

                                                                                                                                                The Light Fantastic

                                                                                                                                                  One of the country's most underrated singer-songwriters, John Bramwell, returns to the fray with a remarkable new album The Light Fantastic via Townsend Music.

                                                                                                                                                  Anyone who has heard John's work with seminal Manchester band I Am Kloot, will be cheered by the news of this impending release. Nominated for a Mercury Prize in 2010 for their acclaimed Sky At Night album, I Am Kloot never quite received the widespread success their music deserved.

                                                                                                                                                  This new album is a masterclass in emotionally charged and melodically driven tunes for the adventurous. All 12 tracks were written by John except for 'Nobody Left But You' which he co-wrote with album producer Dave Fidler.

                                                                                                                                                  "After both my Mum and Dad died, I started writing these songs to cheer myself up," John admits with typical candour. "The themes are taken from my dreams at the time. Wake up and take whatever impression I had from what I could remember of my dream and write that."

                                                                                                                                                  Despite the sentiment, the songs are surprisingly uplifting. And will no doubt sound great live.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1. Leave No Traces
                                                                                                                                                  2. A World Full Of Flowers
                                                                                                                                                  3. It's Just You
                                                                                                                                                  4. The Light Fantastic
                                                                                                                                                  5. Here It Comes
                                                                                                                                                  6. A Sky Full Of Thunder And Lightning
                                                                                                                                                  7. I Am The Sky
                                                                                                                                                  8. Days Go By
                                                                                                                                                  9. The Element Of Truth
                                                                                                                                                  10. I Feel Me
                                                                                                                                                  11. Nobody Left But You
                                                                                                                                                  12. Illegalised

                                                                                                                                                  Jaimie Branch

                                                                                                                                                  Fly Or Die Fly Or Die Fly Or Die ((world War))

                                                                                                                                                    In July of 2022, just one month before jaimie branch’s death sent shockwaves around the world, the trumpet player and composer was in Chicago at International Anthem (IARC) studios putting finishing touches on an album. It was a suite of music she had composed and then recorded with her flagship ensemble, Fly or Die, over the course of a residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska. In her wake, the album was near complete, with only mixing tweaks, final titles, and artwork to be fully realized. In the months following, her family (led by sister Kate Branch), her band (Jason Ajemian, Lester St. Louis, and Chad Taylor), and her collaborators at IARC (engineers Dave Vettraino and David Allen, comrades Alejandro Ayala and Scott McNiece) banded together to gather memories, texts, emails, photographs, artwork and fragments belonging to jaimie to light the path forward. The goal was always to do what jaimie would have done. Packaged in stunning artwork by John Herndon, Damon Locks, and branch herself, Fly or Die Fly or Die Fly or Die ((world war)) is jaimie’s final album with the quartet.

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    1. Aurora Rising
                                                                                                                                                    2. Borealis Dancing
                                                                                                                                                    3. Burning Grey
                                                                                                                                                    4. The Mountain
                                                                                                                                                    5. Baba Louie
                                                                                                                                                    6. Bolinko Bass
                                                                                                                                                    7. And Kuma Walks
                                                                                                                                                    8. Take Over The World
                                                                                                                                                    9. World War ((reprise))

                                                                                                                                                    James Alexander Bright

                                                                                                                                                    Fall For You

                                                                                                                                                    Multi-hyphenate artist James Alexander Bright releases soulfully tender paean to romance 'Fall For You', backed with urgent funker 'Viper Flames'. This new music heralds James' third solo album, currently being recorded and mixed, which is planned for release via Athens of the North mid 2024.

                                                                                                                                                    On 'Fall For You' James says "You know when you've loved, to love is a magical thing. Whether it's an experience, an object, or a person; we've all loved and lost. The senses, vibration and elements have a wondrous strength and power. Love is the most powerful of all."

                                                                                                                                                    Following the release of !K7 debut album 'Headroom' ("Blissful choruses, sweetly nagging refrains and a lo-fi sensibility. Hard not to love" Mojo), James featured on Groove Armada's album 'Edge Of The Horizon', contributed 'Under The Sun' to the Too Slow To Disco: The Sunset Manifesto compilation and released single 'It's Alright' with Feiertag. His second album, the joyous 'Float' ("Vivid intermingling of buoyant breakbeat drum loops, sunkissed psychedelic folk song, retrofuturist synthesisers and hot buttered British soul" Test Pressing), was released in July 2022 with singles 'Drink This Water', 'Wheels Keep Turning' and 'Sundown' feat Fink paving the way. This was followed in early 2023 by 'Mirage In The Mojave' ("One hundred percent proof dancefloor ready" Louder Than War), an album of collaborations and reworks with cosmic Americana-disco DJ/producer duo Flying Mojito Bros. On radio his tracks have been played across BBC 6 Music (where he's recorded guest mixes for Tom Ravenscroft and Huey Morgan), Amazing Radio, Bandcamp Weekly, Worldwide FM, Soho Radio, KCRW, Triple J and BBC Solent (who chose his track 'Tigers Roar' to soundtrack Portsmouth FC's 2019 journey to Wembley – awkwardly James is a Saints fan).

                                                                                                                                                    A new project with Groove Armada's Tom Findlay as Bright & Findlay - married around their shared love of machine-led funk, outsider soul, 70s-80s nautica and 21st century basement disco - was released via Athens of the North in summer 2023. Solid tastemaker support included BBC 6 Music's Gilles Peterson, who included 'Slow Dance' amongst his tracks of the year, and Huey Morgan, for whom the duo recorded a Block Party mix.

                                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                    Paul says: Nestled proudly at the front of my record bag ready for my next Sunday session, Athens Of The North never fail to deliver the goods and this modern soul 7" is just the ticket.

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    1. Fall For You
                                                                                                                                                    2. Viper Flames

                                                                                                                                                    James Alexander Bright

                                                                                                                                                    Headroom

                                                                                                                                                      James Alexander Bright's music is as visual a voyage as it is a sonic one; a kaleidoscope of colours that swirl, swoon, soar and sing. Stepping into his musical world is a multi-sensory experience, one where smooth grooves, wonky rhythms, dreamy melodies and immersive atmospheres coalesce to form their own sphere. “Sound as vision,” says Bright of the audio aesthetic he relates to and aims for. “Music you can bite into.”

                                                                                                                                                      Based in the Hampshire countryside and an illustrator by day, Bright’s world is often a dual one but one where elements overlap and inform one another. “I spend a lot of my day creating things visually and everyday life can be an assault on the senses, ”says Bright.“ Evening is my quiet time; time for my ears. Invariably I’m inspired by the things that people and creatures do in the dark.

                                                                                                                                                      ”This creative duality extends beyond just the visual and the music too. It’s found deep rooted in the music itself, which explores a mix between lo-fi and hi-fi, possessing an intimate bedroom recording-like quality but with production that sounds glowing and golden. Similarly, the sunny sheen found in the music-via a kind of psychedelic pop meets electronic soul-is one born from dichotomy.“I feel at home in the deep south of England,” he says. “I’m in the middle of nowhere with lots of green land, fresh air and head space. I feel like the sunshine in the South in the summer months really reflects in my music. However, I tend to make music in the dark hours and winter months, so it’s almost like the music is my sunshine and happy place in these moments.

                                                                                                                                                      ”The end result is also an album that exists in a dual world, one that at times has enough bounce and buoyancy to fill a dance floor-as on the disco funk strutting “Lead Me Astray”- and others feels perfectly suited to introspective headphone listening as on the breezy, woozy ambience of “Cala Llenya”.The latter track pays tribute to the Ibiza beach of the same name, whereas “Dancing with the Birds”- a delicate exploration of pastoral folk-is a nod to one of Britain’s most beloved treasures. “It’s based on a late night walk having just watched a David Attenborough documentary, featuring these beautiful birds that have a crazy mating dance. I love his documentaries and I was listening to a lot of Bert Jansch. The next night I had this vision of dancing birds come into my mind.

                                                                                                                                                      ”Elsewhere Headroom touches upon, in Bright’s own words, 60’s sunshine doo-wop, mutant disco, and mystic mountain top vibes. It’s an album that explores a great deal yet even amidst its dualities it retains a sense of cohesion throughout. It’s a mixture that Bright feels pleased to have managed to juggle so seamlessly. “I think there is a good balance around experimentation on the record-a nice mix between fun and substance.”


                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      A1. Go
                                                                                                                                                      A2. Outside
                                                                                                                                                      A3. Lead Me Astray
                                                                                                                                                      A4. Cala Llenya
                                                                                                                                                      A5. Dancing With The Birds
                                                                                                                                                      B1. Gold
                                                                                                                                                      B2. Damn
                                                                                                                                                      B3. 6AM
                                                                                                                                                      B4. Kip On The Highline
                                                                                                                                                      B5. Friends (Lovers Lost)

                                                                                                                                                      Jon Brion

                                                                                                                                                      Lady Bird

                                                                                                                                                        Fire Soundtracks and Lakeshore Records release Jon Brion’s acclaimed score ‘Lady Bird’ for the first time on vinyl on February 23rd 2018. Jon Brion’s previous films include the Grammy nominated ‘Magnolia’, ‘Punch-Drunk Love’, ‘Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind’ and ‘I Heart Huckabees’. Known for his songwriting with The Grays and Jellyfish, Jon Brion has also produced records for Kanye West, Fiona Apple, Rufus Wainwright, Robyn Hitchcock, Sky Ferreira and is a well-known collaborator with Evan Dando and Elliot Smith. Winner of Best Director from the National Board Of Review, actor-turned-director Greta Gerwig’s incredible directorial debut ‘Lady Bird’ is one of this year’s most acclaimed films.




                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        1. Title Credits
                                                                                                                                                        2. Sign Up
                                                                                                                                                        3. Drive Home
                                                                                                                                                        4. LB / Danny
                                                                                                                                                        5. Pick Up
                                                                                                                                                        6. Lady Bird Kiss
                                                                                                                                                        7. Rose Garden
                                                                                                                                                        8. LB Steals Math Grade Book
                                                                                                                                                        9. Thanksgiving In Sacramento
                                                                                                                                                        10. Coffee Shop
                                                                                                                                                        11. Hope
                                                                                                                                                        12. More Hope
                                                                                                                                                        13. Consolation
                                                                                                                                                        14. Hope Against Hope
                                                                                                                                                        15. Model Homes
                                                                                                                                                        16. Maybe
                                                                                                                                                        17. Looking Forward
                                                                                                                                                        18. Summer In Sacramento
                                                                                                                                                        19. Packing Up
                                                                                                                                                        20. Leaving
                                                                                                                                                        21. Hope?
                                                                                                                                                        22. Reconcile
                                                                                                                                                        23. Lady Bird

                                                                                                                                                        ‘Time And Desire’ contains Jan’s exquisite selection of 10 unpublished songs and cinematic tales (recorded 2006-2021) about memory, the journey through life, the passage of time, the constant craving, the burning desire… and some soothing miracle moments.

                                                                                                                                                        We get versatility and unity at the same time. We certainly hear echoes of Absent Music and The Misz (Jan’s projects from the 1980’s), but we especially hear Jan Van den Broeke and friends summarizing life and music (and poetry), while blurring time. The 1980s, the 2020s - who cares?"

                                                                                                                                                        Extremely limited copies! 


                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        JUNE11 - The Flat Horizon
                                                                                                                                                        JUNE11 - I’m Harriet (A Free Woman)
                                                                                                                                                        JUNE11 - La Vie Est Un Rêve
                                                                                                                                                        JUNE11 - Julia Margaret Cameron
                                                                                                                                                        JUNE11 - No Worries/Libera Amor
                                                                                                                                                        JUNE11 - Memories #2
                                                                                                                                                        JUNE11 - The Breaking Wave
                                                                                                                                                        JUNE11 - Je Trébuche Pas #1
                                                                                                                                                        JUNE11 - Stable Heart (For Joan)
                                                                                                                                                        CANTO DE MUDO - Eno-De Sela #2 (For Lhasa)

                                                                                                                                                        Joanna Brouk

                                                                                                                                                        Sounds Of The Sea

                                                                                                                                                          Joanna Brouk’s most ambitious recording, Sounds of the Sea is a concept album full of mystery and eroticism. A conch shell bookends this journey into the deep, going down and down and down further, never reaching bottom. Drawing inspiration from various legends of mermaids and sailors, Brouk weaves circling flutes, vocals, drones and whale songs to describe a sense of unfathomable longing more clearly than words could ever express. Sounds of the Sea is a hypnotic and profound achievement by one of new age’s greatest composers.

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          SIDE A - Atravesta
                                                                                                                                                          1. Invocation
                                                                                                                                                          2. Atavesta
                                                                                                                                                          3. Playing In The Water
                                                                                                                                                          4. Aurora
                                                                                                                                                          5. Diving Deeper, Remembering Love
                                                                                                                                                          6. Going To Sleep

                                                                                                                                                          SIDE B - The Sailor And The Nymph
                                                                                                                                                          1. The Reminder Of Long Ago
                                                                                                                                                          2. The Nymph Rising
                                                                                                                                                          3. Calling The Sailor
                                                                                                                                                          4. First Meeting
                                                                                                                                                          5. Touching The Sky
                                                                                                                                                          6. The Sounding
                                                                                                                                                          7. Return To The Deep

                                                                                                                                                          James Brown

                                                                                                                                                          Please, Please, Please - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                            Originally issued in 1959 to capitalize on the crossover success of his single 'Try Me', James Brown's debut LP Please,Please, Pleaseis a collection of 16 of his A and B-sides recorded for the Federal label between 1956 and 1958. It was also the debut studio album for the Famous Flames, and Originally released as 'James Brown and His Famous Flames'. Evenly split between ballads and up-tempo shouters, the songs here all fall into the same sax-driven, gospel-influenced style that you could hear in any Southern chicken shack or nightclub during the late 1950s. James Brown: lead vocals plus: The Famous Flames: Kenny Burrell, Nafloyd Scott, John Faire, Eddie Freeman (guitar), Clarence Mack, Edwyn Conley, Carl Pruitt (bass), Alvin "Fats" Gonder, Ernie Hayes (piano), Edison Gore, Reginald Hall, "Panama" Francis (drums), Wilbert "Lee Diamond" Smith, Ray Felder, Cleveland Lowe, Clifford Scott (tenor saxophone), George Dorsey, John B. Brown (alto saxophone), Bobby Byrd, Johnny Terry, Sylvester Keels, Nashpendle Knox, Bill Hollings, J.W. Archer, Louis Madison (background vocals). Produced by Ralph Bass, Andy Gibson. Recorded at King Studios, Cincinnati and Beltone Studios, New York City (NY) between 1956 and 1958.

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            1. Please, Please, Please
                                                                                                                                                            2. Chonnie-On-Chon
                                                                                                                                                            3. Hold My Baby's Hand
                                                                                                                                                            4. I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On
                                                                                                                                                            5. Just Won't Do Right
                                                                                                                                                            6. Baby Cries Over The Ocean
                                                                                                                                                            7. I Don't Know
                                                                                                                                                            8. Tell Me What I Did Wrong
                                                                                                                                                            9. Try Me
                                                                                                                                                            10. That Dood It
                                                                                                                                                            11. Begging, Begging
                                                                                                                                                            12. I Walked Alone
                                                                                                                                                            13. No, No, No, No
                                                                                                                                                            14. That's When I Lost My Heart
                                                                                                                                                            15. Let's Make It
                                                                                                                                                            16. Love Or A Game
                                                                                                                                                            17. This Old Heart

                                                                                                                                                            James Brown

                                                                                                                                                            Please, Please, Please - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                              Through the gospel-impassioned fury of his vocals and the complex polyrhythms of his beats, James Brown became the single most important fgure in the transformation of rhythm & blues into soul music. He was also arguably the most infuential African-American artist in the history of popular music. This special collector's edition of Please, Please, Please was James Brown & The Famous Flames' debut LP (1959) for the King label. This seminal album helped define the primeval nature of soul. It also offers a solid introduction into this Browm's special brand of musical feeling - his passionate style, intense delivery, and innovative R&B sound. The foot- tapping rhythms, spine- tingling stylings, and sentimental mood renderings so typical of his early performances can all be heard here. Without a doubt, this is the material upon which James Brown's kingdom was built.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              Please, Please, Please
                                                                                                                                                              Chonnie-On-Chon
                                                                                                                                                              Hold My Baby's Hand
                                                                                                                                                              I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On
                                                                                                                                                              Just Won't Do Right
                                                                                                                                                              Baby Cries Over The Ocean
                                                                                                                                                              I Don't Know
                                                                                                                                                              Tell Me What I Did Wrong
                                                                                                                                                              Try Me (Brown
                                                                                                                                                              That Dood It
                                                                                                                                                              Begging, Begging
                                                                                                                                                              I Walked Alone
                                                                                                                                                              No, No, No, No
                                                                                                                                                              That's When I Lost My Heart
                                                                                                                                                              Let's Make It
                                                                                                                                                              Love Or A Game
                                                                                                                                                              This Old Heart

                                                                                                                                                              James Brown

                                                                                                                                                              Soul On Top - Verve By Request Series

                                                                                                                                                                In the liner notes to this grooving 1969 album, featuring a big band led by drummer Louis Bellson and arranged by Impulse! star Oliver Nelson, the Godfather of Soul explains that he is a “jazz man at heart.” Brown’s soul consigliere, saxophonist Maceo Parker, helps make this a swinging, spirited and satisfying set of standards and JB hits.

                                                                                                                                                                Verve By Request Series features 180-gram vinyl, pressed at Third Man in Detroit..

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                1. Homestretch (Side A)
                                                                                                                                                                2. If You Could See Me Now (Side A)
                                                                                                                                                                3. Passin’ The Buck (Side A)
                                                                                                                                                                4. Soulin’ (Side B)
                                                                                                                                                                5. Soulsphere (Side B)
                                                                                                                                                                6. My Secret Passion (Side B)

                                                                                                                                                                Jeff Buckley

                                                                                                                                                                Grace

                                                                                                                                                                  Originally released in 1994, Jeff Buckley's solo debut "Grace" is now considered by many to be one of the best albums of the 90s. "Grace" displays a dazzling array of influences from an artist still developing his craft.

                                                                                                                                                                  Recently discovered in the vaults – 10 previously unreleased and virtually unheard studio recordings.

                                                                                                                                                                  Including covers of Bob Dylan, Sly & The Family Stone, The Smiths, Led Zeppelin, Bukka White and Jevetta Steele, in addition to the first ever studio recording of his signature song ‘Grace’ and ‘Dream Of You And I’, an unheard original recording which informs the deeply intimate and profoundly personal mood of the album. These recordings represent the breadth of Buckley’s influences and talent for interpretation.

                                                                                                                                                                  Recorded prior to the sessions which would become his seminal debut album ‘Grace’, these tracks offer a unique insight in to the creative process of a developing genius and inimitable immerging talent.

                                                                                                                                                                  The Columbia/Legacy release of Jeff Buckley's You and I has been overseen by the artist's mother, Mary Guibert.

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  1. Just Like A Woman (Bob Dylan Cover)
                                                                                                                                                                  2. Everyday People (Sly & The Family Stone Cover)
                                                                                                                                                                  3. Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ (1st Recorded By Louis Jordan)
                                                                                                                                                                  4. Grace (original Studio Version)
                                                                                                                                                                  5. Calling You (Jevetta Steele Cover)
                                                                                                                                                                  6. Dream Of You And I (original)
                                                                                                                                                                  7. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (The Smiths Cover)
                                                                                                                                                                  8. Poor Boy Long Way From Home (Bukka White Cover)
                                                                                                                                                                  9. Night Flight (Led Zeppelin Cover)
                                                                                                                                                                  10. I Know It’s Over (The Smiths Cover)

                                                                                                                                                                  Jeff Buckley

                                                                                                                                                                  Grace - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                                                                                                                                                    Grace is the only studio album by American singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley, originally released on August 23, 1994, by Columbia Records. Featuring Buckley’s definitive cover of Hallelujah and frequently cited by critics as one of the greatest albums of all time.

                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                                                                                    1. Mojo Pin
                                                                                                                                                                    2. Grace
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Last Goodbye
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Lilac Wine
                                                                                                                                                                    5. So Real
                                                                                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                                                                                    1. Hallelujah
                                                                                                                                                                    2. Lover, You Should've Come Over
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Corpus Christi Carol
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Eternal Life
                                                                                                                                                                    5. Dream Brother

                                                                                                                                                                    Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler

                                                                                                                                                                    For All Our Days That Tear The Heart

                                                                                                                                                                      Jessie Buckley and Bernard Butler have joined forces on For All Our Days That Tear The Heart, a collection of twelve mesmerising new songs. The meeting of an Academy Award-nominated actress and singer, and a Brit Award-winning producer and musician, feels like the tale of two distant stars coming together and forming their own constellation.

                                                                                                                                                                      It all started with a FaceTime call from Butler’s North London kitchen to Buckley’s mountaintop residence in County Kerry, with their friendship growing from an unlikely shared love of Killarney and the small island of Valentia where Butler would go on holiday as a boy. A mutual friend had a feeling they might spark. Buckley had been listening to Old Wow by Sam Lee, produced by Bernard, in the downtime between rehearsals for the National Theatre’s televised production of Romeo and Juliet. Butler had seen Jessie perform a song on an American chat show in promotion of 2018’s Wild Rose. “I remember clocking just how much character there was in her voice and how freely she expressed it,” recalls Bernard.

                                                                                                                                                                      If the project grew from a shared love and deep ancestral attachment to Ireland - Butler’s parents come from Dun Laoghaire, one of the coastal towns of Dublin Bay - then these songs swoop out from the Emerald Isle’s west coast, taking home Appalachian blues and delicate modal jazz from across the Atlantic, and taking in the bullfighting arenas of Andalusia along the way. The first song the pair wrote together, ‘The Eagle and the Dove’ - named after a book by the interwar proto-feminist writer Vita Sackville-West - set the tone for the project, and also set in motion a sense of adventure that permeates For All Our Days That Tear The Heart. Invoking the passionate theatre of flamenco, augmented by Jessie’s sumptuous, soaring vocals, the pair recorded the intuitive dance moves of Juana Jimenez with a microphone placed on the floor of the Birchanger Village Hall in Essex of all places.

                                                                                                                                                                      There’s a physicality and a flow to the songs that somehow bear testament to the manner in which Jessie and Bernard threw themselves into making the album. Amid the constant exchange of ideas, songs fomented at speed. The sublime ‘20 Years A Growing’ takes its title from Maurice O’Sullivan’s celebrated 1933 account of life in Great Blasket Island off the coast of County Kerry. The more personal, piano-led ‘Seven Red Rose Tattoos’, captures the essence of loss and longing, with Jessie’s vocal lines a counterpoint to Byron Wallen’s doleful, muted trumpet: “I wanted it to be like a conversation with the ghosts of my thoughts,” says Buckley.

                                                                                                                                                                      The dynamic title track is built around words that Jessie had written during a low period whilst in Chicago filming Fargo, with her extraordinary vocal blazing an emotional vapour trail through Bernard’s chamber-folk arrangement. And the pair draw inspiration from the ensemble work of seminal jazz-folk innovators Pentangle on songs like ‘I’ve Got A Feeling’ and ‘Sweet Child’, as the rhythm section of Misha Mullov-Abbado and Chris Vatalaro effectively converse with Jessie’s bewitching vocals. “Right now, I feel like I’ll never make another album again,” says Jessie, “because I can’t imagine another album happening the way this one did. It’s amazing that it even happened once. This obscure, organic, odd little thing that just found us.”

                                                                                                                                                                      For All Our Days That Tear The Heart is a remarkable work of windswept beauty and catharsis, and given that it seemed to come out of nowhere, it also feels like a gift. “More than anything, I wanted it to be joyous – properly joyous – because there is such joy in Jessie, there really is,” says Bernard. “In spite of the darkness and the intensity in these songs, I’m just flying when I listen back to them.” 


                                                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                      Barry says: Buckley and Butler combine their considerable talents into a grand, emotive swell of folky guitars and orchestral instrumentation. Beautifully swinging between folky minimalism with hushed vocals to grand, gothic strings and bold cinematic intensity. Really lovely stuff.

                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                      01 - The Eagle & The Dove
                                                                                                                                                                      02 - For All Our Days That Tear The Heart
                                                                                                                                                                      03 - 20 Years A-Growing
                                                                                                                                                                      04 - Babylon Days
                                                                                                                                                                      05 - Seven Red Rose Tattoos
                                                                                                                                                                      06 - Footnotes On The Map
                                                                                                                                                                      07 - We’ve Run The Distance
                                                                                                                                                                      08 - We Haven’t Spoke About The Weather
                                                                                                                                                                      09 - Beautiful Regret
                                                                                                                                                                      10 - I Cried Your Tears
                                                                                                                                                                      11 - Shallow The Water
                                                                                                                                                                      12 - Catch The Dust 

                                                                                                                                                                      Jake wrote all eleven songs, played most of the instruments, and produced most of the album (Jacknife Lee produced 3 tracks). The results are simply staggering. Following the incredible success of his first two albums, the double platinum 2012 debut ‘Jake Bugg’ and the top five 2013 follow-up ‘Shangri La’, this new disc firmly establishes Jake as one of Britain’s most exciting talents.

                                                                                                                                                                      Recorded in London, Los Angeles and Nottingham, highlights are many and include the moving ‘Love Hope And Misery’ driven by a huge chorus, the stomping ‘Bitter Salt’, the soulful ‘Never Wanna Dance’ and the defining title track.

                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                      1. On My One
                                                                                                                                                                      2. Gimme The Love
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Love, Hope And Misery
                                                                                                                                                                      4. The Love We’re Hoping For
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Put Out The Fire
                                                                                                                                                                      6. Never Wanna Dance
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Bitter Salt
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Ain't No Rhyme
                                                                                                                                                                      9. Livin’ Up Country
                                                                                                                                                                      10. All That
                                                                                                                                                                      11. Hold On You


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