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Keane

Disconnected / Sovereign Light Café

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

    This release is a double A side 7” single, comprising of previously unreleased versions by Dave Fridmann of the singles ‘Sovereign Light Café’ and ‘Disconnected’ from Keane’s fourth studio album ‘Strangeland’. It will be released on limited edition green vinyl, has brand new artwork exclusive for Record Store Day and comes with a digital download card.

    KT Tunstall

    Extra Wax

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

      In celebration and support of Record Store Day 2019, KT Tunstall releases an exclusive 7” titled EXTRA WAX. The grey coloured and numbered 7” featuring tracks John The Conqueror and Throw Down Boy, which initially appeared on deluxe physical release of latest album WAX, in addition to cover of Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun released for the first time! Grey 7”, numbered outer sleeve

      Kelly Finnigan

      The Tales People Tell (Instrumentals)

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


        Exclusive colour and one time pressing.Colored vinyl, comes with download card, tip-on jacket, gold foil numbered.The Tales People Tell was released in April 2019, this is the instrumental companion to that record.None of these instrumental versions have been released, but his debut LP sold over 6000 LPs (mostly at indie retail)

        Kate Bush

        Eat The Music (RSD24 EDITION)

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          “Eat The Music” was scheduled to be the first release from the "Red Shoes" album, however the release was eventually cancelled in favour of "Rubberband Girl".

          Kate has created a special version on 10” vinyl for Record Store Day 2024. The record features Kate’s preferred track list, and the original beautiful artwork, which was intended to be on the single's sleeve, is now on the disc as a UV print.

          New lacquers were cut by Bernie Grundman from the 2018 James Guthrie remasters. The vinyl was pressed by Record Industry in The Netherlands. The record is released through Kate's own Fish People label as an exclusive Record Store Day edition.

          TRACK LISTING

          Side A
          Eat The Music (Single Edit, From The Red Shoes - 4m55s)
          Lily (From The Red Shoes - 3m52s)
          Big Stripey Lie (From The Red Shoes - 3m28s)

          Side B
          Picture

          Kristin Hersh

          Hips And Makers (RSD24 EDITION)

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            Kristin Hersh

            The Clear Pond Road Sessions (RSD24 EDITION)

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              Kaiser Chiefs

              Kaiser Chiefs' Easy Eighth Album (RSD24 EDITION)

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                Keane

                Live At Paradiso, Amsterdam (29/11/2004) (RSD24 EDITION)

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                  As part of Record Store Day 2024, Keane's full concert recording, Live at Paradiso 29.11.2004, will be released on 2LP coloured vinyl for the first time.The set list includes hits from their 9 x Platinum album, Hopes And Fears, including Bedshaped, Everybody's Changing, and Somewhere Only We Know.

                  The wide-spine single sleeve contains a transparent red LP1, and solid white LP2 housed within printed inners, as well as liner notes by the band recalling the atmosphere of the Amsterdam concert. In the UK, this album will be included in the War Child titles.

                  Live at Paradiso 29.11.2004 compliments the 20th anniversary celebrations of Hopes And Fears this year, which includes a multi format, deluxe release and global tour.

                  Kula Shaker

                  Natural Magick (RSD24 EDITION)

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                    Kirsty MacColl

                    Titanic Days (RSD24 EDITION)

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                      To mark Recordstore Day 2024 Universal Music Recordings are making Kirsty MacCollís 1994 album ëTitanic Daysí available as an LP for the very first time, on limited edition green vinyl. Originally released on CD in the US and Australia at the tail end of 1993, Kirstyís fourth studio album made its UK debut on Trevor Hornís ZTT label the following February. According to the excellent kirstymaccoll.com website a catalogue number was allocated for a vinyl version but it never saw the light of day. Depending on her mood, Kirsty would describe ëTitanic Daysí as either her ìsad divorce albumî or ìa fantastic recordî, and whilst there are obvious signs of poignancy in the sharp-as-ever lyrics, her second more upbeat view reflects a collection of skillfully crafted songs that have stood the test of time. Seven of the twelve tracks were written by Kirsty with Mark E. Nevin, then recovering from ìthe rollercoaster ride that is pop successî ñ his band Fairground Attraction had a No. 1 single in May 1988, though by the time he renewed his friendship with Kirsty (they had worked together on her 1983 single ëTerryí) he was without a record label. In typical Kirsty style she christened their group ëThe Paddleí ñ as in ìup the creek withoutÖî. One of the songs they wrote together was the title track, released as a single in the US, while ëCanít Stop Killing Youí, a collaboration with Johnny Marr, got a US and Australia release. UK singles buyers were treated to the wonderful ëAngelí, which featured cover artwork by Kirstyís friend Holly Johnson, and a remix by Apollo 440, among others. Further highlights include the fan favourite ëSoho Squareí ñ its touching lyric ìOne day Iíll be waiting there / No empty bench in Soho Squareî provided the inspiration for a memorial bench placed at the London landmark in 2001, which now provides a rallying point for fans to gather each year on the Sunday closest to Kirstyís birthday, the 10th October. Additional personnel on ëTitanic Daysí include guitarist Pete Glenister (

                      Kate Nash

                      Back At School / Space Odyssey 2001 (Demo) (RSD24 EDITION)

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                        Katy J Pearson

                        Katy J Pearson & Friends Presents Songs From The Wicker Man (RSD24 EDITION)

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                          Kim Wilde

                          Special Disco Mixes (RSD24 EDITION)

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                            Toy Tonics welcome one of the US’ absolute legends in the game on their roster - Kai Alcé! One of the original masters of jazzy house, Kai is a prime example, someone who witnessed the genesis of Detroit’s electronic musical landscape and strives to keep that spirit alive. Being of Haitian descent laid the foundation for his musical ear starting with his childhood in Queens, New York. Some of his earliest musical influences included his mother’s penchant for soca music and the distinct Caribbean rhythms of his culture. An appreciation of jazz would be further guided by his father’s expanding audiophile home system. During the 1970s the kindling of hip-hop and the heyday of disco perked the ear of a young Kai while they were living in NYC. The Big Apple would remain a constant throughout his musical journey as the years went on, but it was the move to Michigan that ultimately shaped his artistic vision.

                            On this 5 track EP Kai once again makes it all feel so easy! Deeply musical, yet also instantly effective on the dancefloor, tracks like "New Life Livin" and "Slide It In" come with an ease that shows why he’s shaped the game for decades.


                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Matt says: Toy Tonics continues its unrelenting dominance of new disco and deep house with the utter legend that is Kai Alce signing five tracks for the label. Silky smooth with an impeccably constructed palette, these are high end, late night burners that'll transport you to basements, a red light and a feeling!

                            TRACK LISTING

                            A1. Slide It In
                            A2. Space Skat N Dat
                            B1. New Life Livin
                            B2. Rough Sands
                            B3. Strollin Thru Barcelona

                            Kendra Amalie

                            Intuition

                              A sweeping introduction to an artist deep into their practice, Kendra Amalie’s Intuition is a star map to a new and developing sound space. An exploratory and (sometimes) shredding finger-style 12-string guitarist (both acoustic and electric), band leader, synthesist, new media creator, and experimental producer, the Wisconsin-based musician is also a songwriter occupying an ethereal zone between galaxy-brain cosmic transmissions and deep, personal expression. There’s a concept and narrative arc to Intuition, too, the action moving from underwater locales to boat to city to global consciousness to farmland to the etheric plane and back to water. Shifting her music-making energies over the past several years, Intuition is the sound of a powerful new voice in focus. Intuition is a sound-based cross-section of a larger body of work. An arrival and a destination, Intuition is also surely a stopover, too. Meet Kendra Amalie.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Breathe Underwater
                              Boat Ride II
                              Facets Of A Holy Diamond
                              Patternmaker
                              Stay Low
                              Crop Circle
                              Become The Light
                              Improvisation For Mark Hollis
                              Look At The Light (Source)

                              Kee Avil

                              Spine

                                Kee Avil's music is both adventurous and intimate, intellectually challenging and emotionally resonant. The Montréal guitarist and producer's 2022 debut LP Crease garnered plaudits from outlets like The Wire, The Quietus, Mojo and Foxy Digitalis, picking up a Canadian Juno Award nomination and Bandcamp Album Of The Day and Albums Of The Year along the way. Its intricate construction, unnerving atmospheres, and knife-edge take on avant-pop prompted comparisons to early PJ Harvey, This Heat, and Gazelle Twin. A remix EP with work by claire rousay, Ami Dang, Cecile Believe, and Pelada brought collaborative perspectives to four Crease tracks, offering new pathways within those songs.

                                With Spine, Kee Avil strips back her heavily textured compositions, opening up a much rawer sound. She calls it folk—and while traditionalists might scoff, this is urgent music that reflects the precarity of modern life, as well as the jarring mixture of electronic and real-world interactions that have become the fabric of our day-to-day experiences.

                                There's a hypnotic post-punk somnambulance to it all, using the repetition and fracturing of melodic phrases interwoven with delicate electronics to create curious and persistent hooks. While not a concept album, themes of time's passage, remembrance, and decay crop up across multiple tracks. Each track intentionally only has four elements—guitar, electronics, and two other instruments, with Kee's voice and guitar pushed to the front. Within this minimalist framework, the juxtaposition of beauty and discomfort that is key to the Kee Avil sound stands out in skin-prickling relief. "We're shaped by many versions of ourselves," says Avil. "I was looking back at these versions of myself and what could have been, what didn't end up being and what did end up being, and going back like that through time. Seeing the future, the past."

                                Spine was written in Kee Avil's home studio after a lapse in writing while touring Crease and working on other projects. She is a well-known and respected member of the Montréal experimental scene, and formerly ran Concrete Sound Studio with Zach Scholes, who continues to work with her as a producer on Spine. Compared to the three years that went into making her debut, Spine emerged in a matter of months—a process that may also be a factor in its intensity and sharpness: "This record was much harder, like it was really discovering everything from scratch." In her desire to not simply replicate or extend the sound of Crease, she felt she had to rip up the rule book, write in a different way, and pare back songs against her usual instincts.

                                Sometimes, when we work against our ingrained habits, we get to the core of who we really are. Spine is an exercise in that process. Without over-intellectualizing or being didactic, it hits immediately and emotionally, especially if you are a person who has spent much time in the process of self-examination. Kee's voice hisses, whispers, and chants; her guitar bends and rings; electronics skitter and crackle; violin creaks like a door in the wind. There is something so evocative about the atmospheres she creates that it's easy to overlay one's own feelings onto her work, but to do that wholly would be to overlook one of the most important things about Spine: Kee Avil's clear and thoughtful vision. This isn't just the next step forward in her artistic trajectory; it's a stunner of a record that stands on its own, a bracing and thrilling listen that has much to reveal about the contradictions inherent in being human. — jj skolnik

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. Felt
                                2. The Iris Dry
                                3. Remember Me
                                4. Do This Again
                                5. Fading
                                6. Gelatin
                                7. Showed You
                                8. At His Hands
                                9. Under
                                10. Croak

                                Kevin Ayers

                                Joy Of A Toy - 2024 Reissue

                                  An original member of Soft Machine, Kevin Ayers embarked on a solo career following a US tour with the Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1968. He was one of the first signings to EMI’s Progressive imprint Harvest and recorded his debut album in the Summer of 1969 at Abbey Road studios.

                                  ‘Joy Of A Toy’ is a classic of psychedelic and progressive rock, featuring contributions from his former Soft Machine band mates, David Bedford and such wonderful songs as ‘The Lady Rachel’, ‘Stop This Train (Again Doing It)’, ‘Girl on a Swing’ and ‘All This Crazy Gift of Time’.

                                  This official gatefold LP vinyl edition fully restores the original LP artwork, has been remastered from the original Harvest master tapes and has been cut at Abbey Road studios.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  SIDE ONE
                                  1 Joy Of A Toy Continued
                                  2 Town Feeling
                                  3 The Clarietta Rag
                                  4 Girl On A Swing
                                  5 Song For Insane Times
                                  SIDE TWO
                                  1 Stop This Train (Again Doing It)
                                  2 Eleanor’s Cake (Which Ate Her)
                                  3 The Lady Rachel
                                  4 Oleh Oleh Bandu Bandong
                                  5 All This Crazy Gift Of Time

                                  Kollington Ayinla And His Fuji €

                                  Blessing

                                    Kollington Ayinla’s celebrated 1978 album "Blessing" is a rare lost classic of Nigerian Fuji music and features Ayinla’s sharp political lyrics together with his new band Fuji ’78. "Blessing" blends the heavily percussive style of Fuji music with a stunning array of modern instruments, including synthesizers, Bata drums and guitars, to create one of the most forward-thinking and heavily danceable sounds ever to come out of Nigeria - a highly successful mixture of profound Fuji rhythms and Fela Kuti-style Afrobeat.

                                    Kollington Ayinla ranks alongside his friend and competitor Ayinde Barrister as the two most important artists to dominate Fuji music from its inception in the 1970s through to the 1990s by which time it had grown to become one of the most popular dance genres in Nigeria. At the start of the 1980s Ayinla started his own record company, Kollington Records, to release his music and remains to this day an extremely prolific artist, having recorded over 50 albums, most of which have never been released outside of Nigeria.

                                    This is a one-off pressing (1000 copies) of this unique piece that has only ever previously been released in Nigeria. 

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    E Ye Ika Se
                                    Oromo Adie Fo
                                    Ko S’Ohun Tan O Le Fi Gberaga
                                    Adio Shile
                                    Won Ti Gbe Oye Fun Mi
                                    Pataki L’Omo
                                    To Ba Jisoro Mi
                                    Engineer Olatunji / Iya Suna
                                    Odun Titun De
                                    Ao Toro Emi Gesa Fun Enia
                                    Ki Aiye Ma Gbagbe Mi

                                    Kenneth Bager & Tolga Böyük

                                    East Of North

                                      Kenneth Bager was invited to the cinema by his dear friend, the movie enthusiast & director Peder Pedersen. They watched the classic ‘The Thief’ by Michael Mann starring James Caan in the lead role. The soundtrack was made by the legendary German electronica band Tangerine Dream. The music, a mix of Electronic Avant-Garde, floating, ambient prog-rock made an immense impression on Kenneth. A few days later Kenneth had a visitor, Tolga Böyük from the Turkish band islandman, who was over in Copenhagen from Istanbul. The pair of them watched William Friedkin’s film ‘Sorcerer’ once again Tangerine Dream scoring the soundtrack. After watching the movie, Kenneth and Tolga felt the inspiration to do a soundtrack for a non-existing movie.

                                      They started out by composing five tracks before nightfall. The next day, still excited about yesterday’s movie, the two came up with the album title ‘East of North’ (Tolga being from the east and Kenneth from the north). Together they kept going in the musical direction from the previous day, and managed to produce 10 tracks within 24 hours! They imagined a film through music which told a story about two people stuck on the arctic ice cap. One of them treasonously tries to fool the other. The album cover picture was captured during that session on a cold, windy day near the beach in Hellerup, Denmark. The music on 'East of North' is a tribute to some of history’s most significant electronic film composers: Vangelis, John Carpenter, and Tangerine Dream.

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Barry says: The endlessly talented K-Bag teams up with Tolga Böyük of Islandman fame for an impeccably conceived and gorgeously minimalistic suite of arps and icy melodies. Reminiscent of classic soundtracks / Seven Waves-era Ciani and obviously Tangerine Dream. I'm more than sure that noisy synth sound is an Arp Odyssey / 2600 too and that's me sold straight away. Really beautiful stuff.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      A1. The Meeting
                                      A2. Blood Is Thicker Than Ice
                                      A3. Betrayal (New)
                                      A4. The Hunt Begins
                                      A5. Wounds Of Sorrow
                                      B1. Here To Eternity
                                      B2. Re-arrange Your Face
                                      B3. Love Of My Life
                                      B4. Choices Of Consequences (New)
                                      B5. The End 

                                      "You & Me" is Kevin Barker's debut album, released by Gnomonsong. Though it's his first solo release under his own name, Barker's no newcomer to the scene - he's spent the last few years recording, touring, and collaborating with Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, Vashti Bunyan, Vetiver, Antony and the Johnsons, and Espers, to name just a few. Essentially acting as everyone's favourite sideman, Barker has influenced and helped create a sound with which this generation is happily familiar. During his college days, Barker became interested in the finger-style guitar playing of John Fahey and Bert Jansch and began to record under the name Currituck County. This solo project (sometime a duo with Vetiver / Espers drummer Otto Hauser) recorded albums for Teenbeat Records, Troubleman Unlimited, and the UK's Track and Field Organisation. Now Barker has assembled an unbelievable group of musicians for "You & Me". The album features Pat Sansone (Wilco), Joanna Newsom, Jonathan Wilson (Elvis Costello, Jenny Lewis), Eric Johnson (Shins, Fruit Bats), and Otto Hauser (Vetiver, Espers). Full of sunny, rural country rock, "You & Me" recalls the rustic grooves of The Band and The Grateful Dead, the heady melancholy of Roy Harper, and the golden harmonies of CSNY.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. Little Picture Of You
                                      2. You & Me
                                      3. Mountain & Bear
                                      4. Amber
                                      5. Walking Along
                                      6. My Lady
                                      7. I Will Fly
                                      8. Bless You On Your Way

                                      Kenny Barron

                                      Beyond This Place

                                        ‘Beyond This Place’ is Kenny Barron’s second album on Artwork Records.

                                        On the heels of his GRAMMY-nominated solo album, ‘The Source’, Kenny Barron brings together a multi-generational quintet featuring some of the most acclaimed musicians of their time.

                                        Along with Kenny Barron (13-time GRAMMY nominee, American Jazz Hall Of Fame), ‘Beyond This Place’ features saxophone’s rising star Immanuel Wilkins (“Divinely inspired jazz” - The New York Times), Jonathan Blake, one of the most accomplished drummers of his generation, Kiyoshi Kitagawa, Kenny Barron’s longtime double bassist, and Steve Nelson, one of the most highly regarded vibraphonists in the world.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. The Nearness Of You
                                        2. Scratch
                                        3. Innocence
                                        4. Blues On Stratford Road
                                        5. Tragic Magic
                                        6. Beyond This Place
                                        7. Softly As In A Morning
                                        8. Sunrise
                                        9. Sunset
                                        10. We See
                                        11. You've Changed 
                                        12. Dewdrop 

                                        Karl Bartos

                                        The Cabinet Of Dr.Caligari

                                          Musician and writer Karl Bartos has long been admirer of Weimar-era culture. During his time in Kraftwerk, he helped create the stunning track 'Metropolis', directly inspired by a band viewing of the classic 1927 Fritz Lang film of the same name.

                                          The original orchestral music composed for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Giuseppe Becce had long been lost and in 2005, after watching the film, Bartos imagined what it would be like to create an entirely new one in the 21st Century in his home studios in Hamburg. Now with crystal clear images, digitally restored by the Friedrich-Wilhelm -Murnau-Foundation, the film is visually the best quality it has ever been, and now, with Bartos' soundtrack, there is impressive sound to go with the haunting vision. Narrative film music and sound design for Robert Wiene's classic 1920 psychological thriller.

                                          For the task, Bartos ransacked his own library of musical compositions, recreating pieces he had written as a young classical musician in his pre-Kraftwerk days whilst creating new sounds, melodies and textures. The intention was not simply to write a film score per se. This was to be an immersive listening experience with special sound effects to match the action as we enter the film as both spectator and participant. A creaking door, footsteps on gravel, the turning of pages in a ledger, a half-heard fragment of dialogue are seamlessly synchronised to the action on screen. By taking the characteristics of Expressionism in the arts, and transferring them into film making, a disturbing, distorted depiction of reality enwrapped and entrapped the viewer.

                                          The subjective replaces the objective. We are sucked into a parallel world lit in menacing chiaroscuro, where dimension, proportion and perspective are all off skew. From the convex polygon-shaped windows of precipitously sharp-inclined buildings to the surreally odd tables and chairs with long spindly legs to be found in preposterously small and oddly shaped rooms, alienating camera angles and impossible vanishing points, the town of Holstenwall in which much of the action takes place, is the world of the imagination, not the empirical world of our own eyes and ears. 'The cinema image must become an engraving,' the film's set designer Hermann Warm said. We can hear melodies that lie within the tradition of the Baroque Age of Bach, the early Romanticism of Mozart, the dissonance of Schoenberg, the unsettling metric play of Stravinsky and the harshly dramatic repetitions of Philip Glass.

                                          From outside of the classical tradition there is the folklorist bricolage of the fair- ground barrel organ tempered playfully by some psychedelic backwards musique concrete along with some melodies which would not have been out of place on a Kraftwerk album from the classic era. All the time the listener is on a journey, sounds move in and out, music weaves and entwines, the soundscape is immersive and intoxicatingly rich. It is music which is, by turns, beautiful, amusing, playful and profoundly dis- quieting and it is perfect fit for the aesthetic of era-jumping in the actual film. Dr. Caligari's action switches from the then present day to the past century and even further back before rebooting back to the imagined present. 'There's something about this film. No matter how often you watch it, it keeps its secrets. Who is mad and who is not always remains a question of interpretation,' says Bartos. The film remains an enigma, but now one with the soundtrack and soundscape it deserves.

                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                          Barry says: It's a classic format isn't it, wise synth maestro crafts found-sound collage (in this instance it's his own 'lost sounds' that got 'found'), over classic psychological thriller. It's on Bureau B, and Karl Bartos and it's an absorbing and beautifully crafted listen. What's not to love.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. Prologue
                                          2. Scary Memories
                                          3. Atonal Floating
                                          4. Full Of Life
                                          5. In The Town Hall
                                          6. At The Funfair
                                          7. A Mysterious Crime
                                          8. At The Funfair 2
                                          9. The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari
                                          10. Jane's Theme
                                          11. March Grotesque 2
                                          12. Janeâs Theme 2
                                          13. Shadows
                                          14. Tragic Message
                                          15. Suspicion
                                          16. Tragic Message 2
                                          17. The Plan
                                          18. A Dark Figure
                                          19. Caligari's Theme
                                          20. Arrest Of The Suspect
                                          21. Caligari's Theme 2
                                          22. Worried Jane
                                          23. Interrogation
                                          24. Jane's Fear
                                          25. Francis's Observation
                                          26. Cesare's Attack And Escape
                                          27. Safe And Sound
                                          28. Francis At A Loss
                                          29. Caligari's Deception
                                          30. Lunatic Asylum
                                          31. In Search Of The Truth
                                          32. Out In The Field
                                          33. The Director Rants And Rages
                                          34. Scary Memories 2
                                          35. Who's Mad Here?
                                          36. Francis Rants And Rages
                                          37. Epilogue

                                          Kishi Bashi

                                          Omoiyari

                                            Omoiyari is Kishi Bashi’s fourth album, following the acclaimed 151a (2012), Lighght (2014), and Sonderlust (2016). Channeling the hard-learned lessons of history, Omoiyari reflects the turbulent socio-political atmosphere of present day America. “I was shocked when I saw white supremacy really starting to show its teeth again in America,“ Kishi Bashi says. “My parents are immigrants, they came to the United States from Japan post–World War II. As a minority I felt very insecure for the first time in my adult life in this country. I think that was the real trigger for this project.” Kishi Bashi recognized parallels between the current U.S. administration’s constant talk of walls and bans, and the xenophobic anxieties that led to the forced internment of Japanese-Americans in the months following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

                                            So he immersed himself in that period, visiting former prison sites and listening to the stories of survivors, while developing musical concepts along the way. The unique creative process behind Omoiyari has been documented in a film scheduled for release in early 2020. “I gravitated toward themes of empathy, compassion, and understanding as a way to overcome fear and intolerance. But I had trouble finding an English title for the piece. Omoiyari is a Japanese word. It doesn't necessarily translate as empathy, but it refers to the idea of creating compassion towards other people by thinking about them.

                                            I think the idea of omoiyari is the single biggest thing that can help us overcome aggression and conflict.” Stepping away from his past loop-based production model, he embraced a more collaborative approach when recording, and for the first time included contributions from other musicians, such as Mike Savino (aka Tall Tall Trees) on banjo and bass, and Nick Ogawa (aka Takenobu) on cello. Kishi Bashi’s spectacular trademark violin soundscapes are still an essential component of his sound, but the focus of Omoiyari is centered squarely on its songs. While the theme of Omoiyari is rooted in 1940s America, the album’s message is timeless. In exploring the emotional lives of the innocent Japanese-Americans who were unjustly incarcerated, Kishi Bashi hopes to nurture a sense of empathy, or omoiyari, in all who hear the album.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1. Penny Rabbit And Summer Bear
                                            2. F Delano
                                            3. Marigolds
                                            4. A Song For You
                                            5. Angeline
                                            6. Summer Of '42
                                            7. Theme From Jerome (Forgotten Words)
                                            8. A Meal For Leaves
                                            10. Violin Tsunami
                                            11. Annie
                                            12. Heart Thief Of The Sea 

                                            Kishi Bashi

                                            Emigrant EP

                                              Recommended If You Like: Regina Spektor, Dolly Parton, Fleet Foxes (or something like Fleet Foxes), Jeff Tweedy, Dougie Poole, The idea of Kishi Bashi going Americana.

                                              Over the last several years, the critically acclaimed composer and adventurous multi-instrumentalist Kishi Bashi has travelled frequently to Montana and Wyoming to work on Omoiyari, a “song film” about Japanese internment during WWII. The experience was potent for Kishi Bashi, who conducted research for the film (and 2019 album of the same name) by speaking to internment camp incarcerees and descendents. These conversations led to him reflecting on his own identity as a Japanese-American while laying the foundation of his forthcoming Emigrant EP.

                                              Along with the brutal history and harsh climate of the American West, Kishi Bashi also sensed a hope and potential, compassion, and resilience. In Emigrant EP, he celebrates these qualities. Arranged and recorded over the last year, the six tracks serve as a time capsule of the 2020 condition and a continuation of the concepts explored in Omoiyari. What’s more, they find Kishi Bashi rewriting musical tradition in the image of his own experience, further embracing his love for roots music and violin fiddling. Meditating on the anxieties of the COVID-19 pandemic, the comforts of nature, the pains of resource-fueled conflicts, and the resiliency that emerges from struggle, Emigrant EP is steeped in the past while it looks to the future. “I want to understand the history, but also dive in and really try to humanize it,” he says. “I’m trying to show how we’re all the same type of human being. We have the same desires and needs, to protect our loved ones and also to celebrate the everyday.”

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1 Cascades
                                              2 Wait For Springtime
                                              3 Laughing With
                                              4 Early Morning Breeze
                                              5 Those Days Are Gone
                                              6 Town Of Pray

                                              Kishi Bashi

                                              Music From The Song Film: Omoiyari

                                                RIYL: Ra Ra Riot, Thao, Regina Spektor, Andrew Bird, Typhoon.

                                                "Omoiyari" means to have empathy and consideration for others, and act on it. This fall, the American indie-folk multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Kishi Bashi is set to release the companion album to his forthcoming documentary song film, titled Music from the Song Film: Omoiyari. Consisting of two LPs "The Songs" and "The Score" the release showcases what is essentially the soundtrack to Omoiyari, the feature-length motion picture co-directed by Kishi Bashi, aka Kaoru Ishibashi or "K," which is being released via MTV Documentary Films in November.

                                                Focusing on K's own six-year journey of discovery surrounding his research of the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans that followed the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the film is part social justice documentary and part song-film experiment. The album includes K's live improvisations, which are featured in the documentary, many recorded on the sites where the concentration camps stood. Written during and about the artist's transformational dive into his personal identity and serving as a broad survey of the Japanese American experience as well as the incarceration Music from the Song Film: Omoiyari serves as an evocative musical accompaniment to the lessons of empathy and compassion portrayed in the film and highlights the process and power of one of modern indie's most talented musicians. 

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Intro At The Piano
                                                Red, White, And Blue
                                                Improvisation At Heart Mountain
                                                Summer Of ‘42 (orchestral Edition)
                                                Improvisation In The Root Cellar
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                                                Karl Blau

                                                Out Her Space

                                                  Sequestered away in rural bliss, 90 minutes north of Seattle on the Washington state coast, Karl Blau has been making records for 20 years but never with European distribution. So, when Bella Union released ‘Introducing Karl Blau’ in 2015, it shone a belated and deserved light on “one of the great hidden treasures of music,” claimed album producer Tucker Martine.

                                                  However, given ‘Introducing’s specific agenda - a set of gorgeous, lush cover versions drawing mostly on vintage Nashville’s country-soul with Blau concentrating on his rich, reverberating voice - his latest album ‘Out Her Space’ is so different that it could be titled ‘Reintroducing Karl Blau’.

                                                  ‘Out Her Space’ features Blau’s own material, production and multi-instrumental skills and forges a gorgeous, languid and hook-infested gumbo of soul, funk, some jazzy blowing and Afro-pop, to arrive somewhere else entirely. Or as the Secretly Important blog says of Blau: “He manages to find what’s unique about a genre and throws it against the wall like a fist full of wet noodles; over and over, until what’s stuck is a unique genre amalgam.”

                                                  The album also testifies to Blau’s studio skills, as he captures the glimmering, humid depths of those sweltering southern influences, despite his north-western heritage. But then Blau has engineered and produced a heap of records for himself and others, often at his home in Anacortes, releasing records on Washington’s favourite indies K and Knw-Yr-Own, as well as through his own Kelp Lunacy Advanced Plagiarism Society subscription service.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Slow Children
                                                  Poor The War Away
                                                  Beckon
                                                  Valley Of Sadness
                                                  Blue As My Name
                                                  I’ve Got The Sounds (Like You’ve Got The Blues)
                                                  Where Ya Goin’ Papa
                                                  Dub The War Away

                                                  Kate Bollinger

                                                  Look At It In The Light EP

                                                    Richmond, VA-based artist Kate Bollinger has signed to Ghostly International and released a video for her new single “Yards / Gardens.” Bollinger is currently on tour with Real Estate and will support Faye Webster on tour next year. She has also announced a 2022 European tour and a special hometown headline show in Richmond. 

                                                    “Yards / Gardens” finds Bollinger in full swing, skipping verses of uncertainty above a bright and nimble bassline and kick. Guitarist Chris Lewis weaves throughout, his riffs unravel across the bridge, trailing her lines like ellipses. Written with Trainum and Lewis, “Yards / Gardens” reflects “feeling resistant to change, during a time when it felt like everything was changing,” says Bollinger. Growing up has become a motif in her work, but she’s never sidestepped the concept in quite this way. Here, self-assured and surrounded by vivid production, she leans back in the grass, letting expectations breeze by, reminding herself she’ll tend to things in good time.

                                                    "For ‘Yards / Gardens,’ Kate and I wanted to take the sonic spirit of the track and translate its feeling into the video instead of using the direct lyrical meaning,” says the video’s director Mitch deQuilettes. “We wanted to give homage to 60's & 70's films such as Godard's ‘Pierrot Le Fou,’ Melville's ‘Le Circle Rouge’ and Altman's ‘The Long Goodbye.’ It was important to us to keep the piece campy and light, while keeping it grounded in realism."


                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1. I Found Out
                                                    2. Who Am I But Someone
                                                    3. Look At It In The Light
                                                    4. Yards / Gardens
                                                    5. Lady In The Darkest Hour
                                                    6. Connecting Dots

                                                    Kadhja Bonet

                                                    Childqueen - Piccadilly Exclusive Bonus Disc Edition

                                                    THE PICCADILLY RECORDS ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2018.

                                                    PICCADILLY RECORDS EXCLUSIVE: 
                                                    For a limited period only, buy either the vinyl or CD of 'Childqueen' and get a free 3 track 'Outtakes' 
                                                    CD bonus disc

                                                    Kadhja Bonet’s second album, Childqueen is something of a Hero’s Quest. In the opening Procession, above a muted drummer’s march, an unseen oracle announces to you, the listener: “every morning is a chance to renew, a chance to renew.” This is your first clue, setting you upon a path not to treasure, nor a grail, nor even a long lost love, but highest of all, what Kadhja has christened the “childqueen,” that innermost self that you were truthfully and instinctively before the press of the world came crushing in.

                                                    As with her 2016 debut The Visitor, the songs on Childqueen are never casual, never ditties. Instead they invite us into a world not wholly our own, a half-mythical atmosphere where past and future meet in a parallel, yet faraway, present. The lyrics and melodic lines nudge us along a path of self-discovery— or act as breadcrumbs along her own path. Everything that you hear on Childqueen was written, played, produced, and even mixed by Kadhja, who has always produced all her own music, insisting on a total vision that is nearly as difficult to co-create as a dream. The result is a soundscape the listener sinks into, a sound that combines softer enchantments with an ever-listenable experimentalism, unplaceable in genre and decade from beginning to end.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1. Procession
                                                    2. Childqueen
                                                    3. Another Time Lover
                                                    4. Delphine
                                                    5. Thoughts Around Tea
                                                    6. Joy
                                                    7. Wings
                                                    8. Mother Maybe
                                                    9. Second Wind
                                                    10. Nostalgia (hidden Track)

                                                    Piccadilly Records Exclusive CD Bonus Disc:
                                                    1. Imposter
                                                    2. Wake
                                                    3. The Watch

                                                    Kenny Burrell

                                                    Kenny Burrell - Tone Poet Series Edition

                                                      The first thing that strikes you about Kenny Burrell’s second Blue Note album, Kenny Burrell, is the cover, which features an illustration by Andy Warhol. The second is the striking music, which is drawn from four different sessions recorded in 1956 with the guitarist featured in a variety of settings.

                                                      This mono Tone Poet Vinyl Edition was produced by Joe Harley, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original analogue master tapes, pressed on 180g vinyl at RTI, and packaged in a deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket.

                                                      Kate Bush

                                                      50 Words For Snow - 2023 Edition

                                                        50 Words For Snow is Kate's 10th studio album on her own label Fish People. It was released on 21 November 2011.

                                                        50 Words For Snow features seven brand new tracks set against a background of falling snow. 

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        Snowflake
                                                        Lake Tahoe
                                                        Misty
                                                        Wild Man
                                                        Snowed In At Wheeler Street
                                                        50 Words For Snow
                                                        Among Angels

                                                        Kate Bush

                                                        Aerial - 2023 Edition

                                                          Kate's first double album, Aerial, was released on 7 November 2005 and reached no. 3 in the UK album chart.

                                                          As with 1985's Hounds Of Love, the album is split into two sections. The first disc, subtitled "A Sea Of Honey" and the second "A Sky Of Honey"

                                                          The album sold more than 90,000 copies in its first week of release and has now been certified as platinum by the British Phonographic Industry.

                                                          UK music magazine Mojo named Aerial their 3rd best album of 2005 and the album recieved a BRIT Award nomination for Best British Album in 2006. Kate was also nominated for Best British Female in the same year.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Part One: A Sea Of Honey

                                                          A1. King Of The Mountain
                                                          A2. π
                                                          A3. Bertie
                                                          A4. Mrs. Bartolozzi

                                                          B1. How To Be Invisible
                                                          B2. Joanni
                                                          B3. A Coral Room

                                                          Part Two: A Sky Of Honey

                                                          C1. Prelude
                                                          C2. Prologue
                                                          C3. An Architect’s Dream
                                                          C4. The Painter’s Link
                                                          C5. Sunset
                                                          C6. Aerial Tal

                                                          D1. Somewhere In Between
                                                          D2. Nocturn
                                                          D3. Aerial

                                                          In March 2014 Kate Bush announced plans to perform 15 shows in London in August and September that year, her first live shows since 1979. The shows sold out so quickly that a further 7 were immediately added, with all shows selling out in 15 minutes. Kate’s own website crashed with the demand.
                                                           
                                                          The first night of the shows prompted a complete media frenzy with the Evening Standard declaring that the show was “an extraordinary mix of magical ideas, stunning visuals, attention to detail and remarkable music – she was so obviously, so unambiguously brilliant, it made last night something to tell the grandchildren about.”
                                                           
                                                          Later that year the show won the special Editor’s award at the highly prestigious London Theatre Awards, the only contemporary music show to do so.

                                                          The live album “Before The Dawn” will be released on CD and vinyl – 3 CDs and 4 vinyl. The conceptual heart of the show is reflected in the CD format, which is split over 3 discs centred around the two integral pieces – ‘The Ninth Wave’ and ‘A Sky Of Honey’.
                                                           
                                                          CD1 ends with the pivotal track ‘King Of The Mountain’ which bridges into ‘The Ninth Wave’ suite of songs on CD2.

                                                          The album was produced by Kate Bush. Nothing on the record was re-recorded or overdubbed.

                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                          Barry says: A complete and beautifully presented collection of Bush's greatest hits, all presented in the context of an internationally renowned and heralded 2014 live show. Brilliantly visceral, fantastically performed genius from one of the forebears of modern pop music.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          CD Tracklisting:
                                                          CD1:
                                                          Lily
                                                          Hounds Of Love
                                                          Joanni
                                                          Top Of The City
                                                          Never Be Mine
                                                          Running Up That Hill
                                                          King Of The Mountain
                                                           
                                                          CD2:       
                                                          Astronomer's Call (Spoken Monologue)
                                                          And Dream Of Sheep
                                                          Under Ice
                                                          Waking The Witch
                                                          Watching Them Without Her (dialogue)
                                                          Watching You Without Me
                                                          Little Light
                                                          Jig Of Life
                                                          Hello Earth
                                                          The Morning Fog
                                                           
                                                          CD3:
                                                          Prelude
                                                          Prologue
                                                          An Architect's Dream
                                                          The Painter's Link
                                                          Sunset
                                                          Aerial Tal
                                                          Somewhere In Between
                                                          Tawny Moon
                                                          Nocturn
                                                          Aerial
                                                          Among Angels
                                                          Cloudbusting
                                                           
                                                          Vinyl Tracklisting:
                                                          Vinyl 1: Side A
                                                          Lily
                                                          Hounds Of Love
                                                          Joanni
                                                          Top Of The City
                                                           
                                                          Vinyl 1: Side B
                                                          Never Be Mine
                                                          Running Up That Hill
                                                          King Of The Mountain
                                                           
                                                          Vinyl 2: Side A
                                                          Astronomer’s Call
                                                          And Dream Of Sheep
                                                          Under Ice
                                                          Waking The Witch
                                                          Watching Them Without Her
                                                          Watching You Without Me
                                                           
                                                          Vinyl 2: Side B
                                                          Little Light
                                                          Jig Of Life
                                                          Hello Earth
                                                          The Morning Fog
                                                           
                                                          Vinyl 3: Side A
                                                          Prelude
                                                          Prologue
                                                          An Architect’s Dream
                                                          The Painter’s Link
                                                           
                                                          Vinyl 3: Side B
                                                          Sunset
                                                          Aerial Tal
                                                          Somewhere In Between
                                                           
                                                          Vinyl 4: Side A
                                                          Nocturn
                                                          Aerial
                                                           
                                                          Vinyl 4: Side B
                                                          Among Angels
                                                          Cloudbusting

                                                          Kate Bush

                                                          Director's Cut - 2023 Edition

                                                            Director's Cut is Kate's 9th studio album and was released on 16 May 2011 on Kate's own label Fish People.

                                                            On Directors Cut Kate revisits a selection of tracks from her albums The Sensual World and The Red Shoes.

                                                            Kate has re-recorded some elements whilst keeping the best musical performances of each song - making it something of a director's cut but in sound, not vision.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            A1. Flower Of The Mountain
                                                            A2. The Song Of Solomon
                                                            A3. Lily
                                                            B1. Deeper Understanding
                                                            B2. The Red Shoes
                                                            B3. This Woman’s Work
                                                            C1. Moments Of Pleasure
                                                            C2. Never Be Mine
                                                            D1. Top Of The City
                                                            D2. And So Is Love
                                                            D3. Rubberband Girl

                                                            Kate Bush

                                                            Hounds Of Love - 2023 Edition

                                                              Hounds Of Love was Kate's fifth studio album, and her second no. 1.

                                                              Featuring "Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)", it has since been certified Double Platinum in the UK by the British Phonographic Industry.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              A1. Running Up That Hill
                                                              A2. Hounds Of Love
                                                              A3. The Big Sky
                                                              A4. Mother Stands For Comfort
                                                              A5. Cloudbusting

                                                              Side Two: The Ninth Wave

                                                              B1. And Dream Of Sheep
                                                              B2. Under Ice
                                                              B3. Waking The Witch
                                                              B4. Watching You Without Me
                                                              B5. Jig Of Life
                                                              B6. Hello Earth
                                                              B7. The Morning Fog

                                                              Kate Bush

                                                              How To Be Invisible

                                                                Selected and arranged by the author, How To Be Invisible presents the lyrics of Kate Bush in a beautiful new paperback edition featuring a new cover by illustrator Jim Kay. 'The greatest singer-songwriter of the past 40 years, whose work is complex, ethereal and filled with so many secrets that one can listen to the albums for decades and still discover new delights every time.

                                                                There's not a spare word anywhere in Bush's work. Everything means something.' Irish Times


                                                                Kate Bush

                                                                Lionheart (Remastered Edition)

                                                                  The legendary and unimitable Kate Bush is pleased to announce the breakout release of some of her most Iconic early work as part of her massively anticipated 2018 reissue campaign. This includes the breakout re-release of her second album ‘Lionheart’ which chronicles the young teenage Bush’s writing career, the period where she composed most tracks from the title. The Studio Album has been fully remastered by Kate and James Guthrie.

                                                                  Kate Bush

                                                                  Never For Ever (Remastered Edition)

                                                                    The legendary and unimitable Kate Bush is proud to announce the breakout release of some of her most Iconic early work as part of her massively anticipated 2018 reissue campaign. This includes the breakout re-release of her third studio album, the 1980 number one hit ‘Never For Ever’. The iconic album was the first ever album by a British female solo artist to top the UK album chart, as well as being the first album by any female solo artist to enter the chart at number 1, whilst the title includes hits such as ‘Babooshka’ and ‘Breathing’ . The Studio Album has been fully remastered by Kate and James Guthrie.

                                                                    Kate Bush

                                                                    The Dreaming - 2023 Edition

                                                                      The Dreaming is Kate's fourth studio album and was released in 1982.

                                                                      Following Kate's production assistance on Lionheart, and her co-production of Never For Ever with Jon Kelly, The Dreaming was the first album Kate produced on her own.




                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      A1. Sat In Your Lap
                                                                      A2. There Goes A Tenner
                                                                      A3. Pull Out The Pin
                                                                      A4. Suspended In Gaffa
                                                                      A5. Leave It Open
                                                                      B1. The Dreaming
                                                                      B2. Night Of The Swallow
                                                                      B3. All The Love
                                                                      B4. Houdini
                                                                      B5. Get Out Of My House

                                                                      Kate Bush

                                                                      The Kick Inside (Remastered Edition)

                                                                        The legendary and unimitable Kate Bush is proud to announce the breakout release of some of her most Iconic early work as part of her massively anticipated 2018 reissue campaign. This includes the re-release of her chart topping debut album ‘The Kick Inside’ which contains one of her biggest singles, the UK number one hit ‘Wuthering Heights’ , notably written and produced in Bush’s teens. The Studio Album has been fully remastered by Kate and James Guthrie.

                                                                        Kate Bush

                                                                        The Red Shoes - 2023 Edition

                                                                          The Red Shoes is Kate's seventh studio album and was released in November 1993.

                                                                          The album was accompanied by Kate's short film, "The Line, The Cross and The Curve".

                                                                          The album reached no. 2 in the UK album chart and has been certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for over 300,000 copies sold.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1. Rubberband Girl
                                                                          A2. And So Is Love
                                                                          A3. Eat The Music

                                                                          B1. Moments Of Pleasure
                                                                          B2. The Song Of Solomon
                                                                          B3. Lily

                                                                          C1. The Red Shoes
                                                                          C2. Top Of The City
                                                                          C3. Constellation Of The Heart

                                                                          D1. Big Stripey Lie
                                                                          D2. Why Should I Love You?
                                                                          D3. You’re The One

                                                                          Kate Bush

                                                                          The Sensual World - 2023 Edition

                                                                            The Sensual World is the sixth studio album by Kate Bush. It was released in October 1989 and reached no. 2 in the UK album chart.

                                                                            It has been certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry in the UK, and Gold by the RIAA in the US.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            A1. The Sensual World
                                                                            A2. Love And Anger
                                                                            A3. The Fog
                                                                            A4. Reaching Out
                                                                            A5. Heads We’re Dancing
                                                                            B1. Deeper Understanding
                                                                            B2. Between A Man And A Woman
                                                                            B3. Never Be Mine
                                                                            B4. Rocket’s Tail
                                                                            B5. This Woman’s Work

                                                                            Kirin J Callinan

                                                                            Embracism

                                                                              Kirin J Callinan has his own theory that the three great Australian bands, the Mt. Rushmore of Oz if you will, all have a criminal aspect to them: AC/DC = gang of outcasts raising hell; INXS = sexual deviancy, lasciviousness; and Nick Cave = murderous poet. Kirin has elements of all three, and in time, he will be the fourth face on that rock.

                                                                              A guitarist, singer, songwriter and solo performer born in Australia, Callinan is a child of the 1980s. He is known for his confrontational live performances, haunting compositions and wild guitar playing. He is a performer by nature, very charismatic, and very unafraid to bare his soul.

                                                                              A well kept secret within Australia’s underground and a personal favourite to his contemporaries the world over, Kirin releases his debut solo album, ‘Embracism’, via Siberia Records / Terrible Records in partnership with XL Recordings.

                                                                              The album was produced by Kim Moyes (The Presets) at his home studio in Sydney and mixed by Chris Taylor (CANT, Grizzly Bear).

                                                                              Guitarist Ken Camden returns for his third solo album, continuing his explorations to seek out new techniques and sounds from the electric guitar. By utilizing both a steel slide and e-bow technique, Camden has moved into micro-tonal territory to bridge the textural gap between guitar and synthesizer while examining their inherent differences.

                                                                              The palette is further broadened by introducing an organic vocal sampling machine described as a Vocaltron. Much like a Mellotron, vocal samples (contributed by Emily Elhaj and Angel Olsen) are chromatically organized in half steps from the lowest note to the highest possible. Each set is specific to the contributor's range and each note is unedited to keep all original characteristics of that particular individual's voice. This organized organic information adds a contrast to the electric guitar and synthesizer arrangements on the album.

                                                                              The development of all of these systems gives Dream Memory a diversity throughout its tracks while maintaining an atmospheric bond that weaves the ideas into a thematic whole. 

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Adenosine
                                                                              2. Time Bend
                                                                              3. Renewal
                                                                              4. Curiosity
                                                                              5. Melatonin
                                                                              6. Dream Memory
                                                                              7. Brain Work
                                                                              8. Asleep At The Wheel

                                                                              Ken Camden

                                                                              Space Mirror

                                                                                This is the second solo album from Ken Camden who lives and works in Chicago. He also plays in the Implodes sound quartet.

                                                                                Space travel is the dream of many and the reality of few. Since Yuri Gagarin ?rst shed the bonds of earth gravity in 1961, only about 500 humans have made the trip beyond the atmosphere.

                                                                                Ken Camden travels to space while still grounded on terra ?rma. His vessel of choice is a guitar and some effects with which he journeys on fantastical expeditions and surveys the biggest territory of all, the one between your ears.

                                                                                The glimmering sound ?elds he forms could be a soundtrack to an epic 60?s science-?ction ?lm, or a long forgotten grade school educational ?lm strip explaining how humans would be living on Mars early in the 21st century.

                                                                                Camden?s narrative rejects the dominant dystopian view of the future and posits that there are great voyages yet to be made in inner and outer space.

                                                                                The album forms a gravity-free environment in which the listener is suspended, enhancing an aural excursion to the outer reaches of the musical Kosmos.

                                                                                Kate Carr

                                                                                I Had Myself A Nuclear Spring

                                                                                  Kate Carr has been investigating the intersections between sound, place and emotionality both as an artist and a curator since 2010. Her work has taken her from the Arctic Circle to the borderlands of South Africa, with stops in rural Thailand, fishing villages in Iceland and rainforests in Mexico, along with extensive explorations of Western Europe, Ireland and the British Isles.

                                                                                  Kate Carr's new album 'I Had Myself A Nuclear Spring' is an eerie symphony of cracking power lines, cries of water birds and the high pitched wine of nuclear towers. Carr's recordings trace the temporary wetlands of Marnay-sur-Seine, situated alongside a large nuclear power plant, just after the flooding of the river.

                                                                                  “[A] sound palette in perfect balance, both soggy and industrial, wild and harshly electric... a vivid portrait of technology, flora, water and fauna in unexpected proximity.” - Luke Turner / Caught By The River

                                                                                  Kerri Chandler & Dennis Quin Featuring Troy Denari

                                                                                  You Are In My System

                                                                                  Kerri Chandler, Dennis Quin and Troy Denari join forces to deliver ‘You Are In My System' this September, a modern take on the iconic 1998 ‘You’re In My System’.

                                                                                  The original mix of ‘You’re In My System’ has been a staple for many in House music DJ sets for the past twenty-five years, a record that perfectly encapsulates the soul of House and Kerri’s distinctive sound. Here we see Kerri Chandler put a contemporary twist on this celebrated cut from his back catalogue, this time collaborating again with vocalist Troy Denari and Dutch artist Dennis Quin, who’s delivered numerous hits on Kerri’s Madhouse imprint such as ‘Move Out Of My Way’ and the last collaboration between the three, ‘Be Strong’.

                                                                                  Here the three artists collaborated to rework and replay the entire composition and create this new 2023 version, Kerri and Dennis using the same hardware used in the original composition and singer/songwriter Troy Denari, lends his vocals to this new version of the track, reimagining the vocals of Mic Murphy to capture the essence and spirit of the 1980's hit by American Synthpop band The System.

                                                                                  Throughout 'You Are In My System' Kerri Chandler’s signature soulful keys, bouncy bass line and dynamic synth work ebbs and flows amongst Dennis Quin's sturdy, swinging and crisp drum style while Troy Denari's refreshed vocals then bring a modern soul and warmth to things, resulting in the dynamic future classic presented here, destined to work its way onto many late summer dancefloors and beyond. Dennis Quin also offers up his 'DQ Dub' for a more raw groove focused fix.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  A1. Extended Club Mix
                                                                                  B1. DQ Dub

                                                                                  Kerri Chandler returns to his own Kaoz Theory with Vol.3 of his archive focused ‘Lost & Found’ series.

                                                                                  Kerri Chandler and his Kaoz Theory imprint continues to move from strength to strength still after decades at the forefront of House music. In this ‘Lost & Found’ series, Chandler dives back into his vault to unearth forgotten gems and bring them into the limelight today. For this release, Kerri also revisits ‘Let It’ from his recent ‘Spaces and Places’ LP, reworking it with a new vocalist this time round, namely AbbieLee.

                                                                                  Kicking things off is new version of Let It (Give Me Back My Love), laid out across six minutes, employing shimmering Rhodes melodies, fluttering arpeggios, a bumpy bass groove and crisp drums intertwined with AbbieLee’s soulful vocal stylings. ‘Another Dawn (Vocal Mix)’ follows with jazzy, bruk-tinged drums, uplifting piano chords and pulsating subs running alongside enchanting vocal lines,On the flip-side, Kerri dives into more underground basement realms with the murky basstones, shuffled dusty drums and expansive reverberations of ‘The Bassline (Kerri’s DarkMix). ‘The Breeze’ then rounds out the EP with an electro tinged 808 jam, utilising the machines classic cowbell chimes, skippy snares, rumbling toms and thunderous kicks.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  A1. Let It (Give Me Back My Love) Ft. AbbieLee
                                                                                  A2. Another Dawn (Vocal Mix)
                                                                                  B1. The Bassline (Kerri’s Dark Mix)
                                                                                  B2. The Breeze (Original Mix)

                                                                                  Kerri Chandler

                                                                                  Lost And Found EP Vol 2

                                                                                  Kerri Chandler delivers ‘Lost & Found Vol.2’ this March, marking the second instalment of the series which focuses on tracks from his archives.

                                                                                  Kerri Chandler’s Kaoz Theory unveiled the label bosses ‘Spaces & Places’ LP in 2022, showcasing Kerri’s globetrotting career of the past few decades and featuring recordings produced on the dance floors of many leading clubs such as DC10, Sub Club, Rex, Printworks and more.

                                                                                  Here the label kicks off 2023 with a glimpse into Chandler’s archived material, offering up four cuts in his inimitable, iconic style.

                                                                                  ‘Fluff Rehab’ leads the way and see Kerri offering up crisp drums, spiralling dub stabs and fluttering low-end pulsations throughout.

                                                                                  ‘What If’ follows and tips the focus over to a more soulful feel, fusing a wandering bass line and airy textures with vocal chants, choppy keys, and a gritty drum groove.

                                                                                  ‘Who Are You (Main Vox)’ then opens the B-side, retaining a similarly soul drenched feel, bringing Kerri’s own harmonious vocals into the mix alongside a crunchy, swinging rhythm and jazzy elements.

                                                                                  ‘Dem Joy Ride’ rounds out the EP next, flipping the switch to a funk-infused, organic feel as brass lines, hypnotic keys, dynamic drums, and guitar licks collide across an ever unfolding five and a half minutes.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  A1. Fluff Rehab
                                                                                  A2. What If
                                                                                  B1. Who Are You
                                                                                  B2. Dem Joy Ride

                                                                                  KS Chithra

                                                                                  KS Chithra

                                                                                    Known by adoring fans and devotees, throughout South India, as Chinna Kuyil (Little Nightingale) on account of her expansive vocal range and crystaline sweet voice, the uplifting and surprising sound of KS Chithra is, for many, best exemplified by the early plugged-in-pop she made in the 1980s with the man/machine who first introduced her to the Tamil film industry, Maestro Ilaiyaraaja.

                                                                                    There are few records you will hear this year that combine the sounds of a child's choir, a DX7 bassline, three types of drum machine, a mariachi trumpet cry, a resampled 40-piece orchestra and an electronic bassline that takes the Moog taurus by the horns and rides into the Indian summer. There is probably less chance of hearing a vocal performance so confusingly dazzling that it instantly detracts from the previously aforementioned wish list combination of bizarre instruments, but for those intrepid enough to dig a little deeper and take a detour due East, pick-axing right where Lollywood meets Bollywood - then prepare to be rewarded with a double, triple and quadruple whammy!

                                                                                    For odd pop fans with bad concentration spans, no musical staying power, or commitment issues then perhaps these schizoid ADD arrangements will push the right buttons and recharge your batteries. For some of you, records like this only existed in your dreams.

                                                                                    Often locally discussed behind the limelight of her wider continental contemporaries such as Asha Bhosle and Noor Jehan it is almost impossible to find adequate comparison to KS Chithra. Try taking the yearning vocal energy of Turkey's Selda and the falsetto range of Morricone's best Italian choirs, add the playful existentialism of Poland's Urszala Dudziak and the cinematic pedigree of Asha then sprinkle some saccharine Jane Birkinisms on top and set your turntable pitch at plus 8 while you dream of "Dots And Loops" era Stereolab or a Malayalam Mantronix - alternatively just buy this first-time compendium and press play.

                                                                                    This compilation focuses on a small and select handful of Chithra and Ilaiyaraaja's developing collaborations from the formative years of their relationship between - 1986 and 1991- a vibrant time where analog recording techniques and digital technology first overlapped and Chithra, as a developing vocalist, adapted to the the sounds and arrangements of a classic maverick composer pushing the boundaries.

                                                                                    Kenny Cox

                                                                                    Multidirection - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                      Detroit has a long tradition of being the farm team for the Big Apple jazz big leagues, but just as important is the acknowledgement of local legends who left their mark on the city by staying put and releasing amazing music right in Detroit. Kenny Cox and the Contemporary Jazz Quintet is one such group that could have and definitely should have had a wider audience in their day, but their recorded legacy continues to grow in estimation. Truly a comprehensive group with no weak links, the compositions and playing on this record show the incredible talent and innovation that was brewing in Detroit before, during and after Motown locked its doors in the Motor City.

                                                                                      Of note is group member Charles Moore, an important figure in the jazz and arts scene in Detroit and founding member of an underground art and music co-operative called the Detroit Artist Workshop. A talented musician and composer in his own right, Moore and group leader Cox composed all the material on Multidirection. Cox described it as “more of an orchestral-type effort than just a combo per se.” in the original release liner notes by Nat Hentoff. Both were integral in the future DIY jazz universe by co-founding the highly influential Strata Records. But before embarking on that journey, his group recorded two timeless classics for Blue Note Records. Like many of the greatest musical albums, this work shines brightest as a whole with new dimensions to discover with each listen. This new and exciting re-issue is certain to provide the listening experience with the best possible platform.

                                                                                      Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kyle Craft releases ‘Dolls Of Highland’, his Sub Pop label debut.

                                                                                      The twelve track album features the singles ‘Lady Of The Ark’, ‘Eye Of The Hurricane’, ‘Future Midcity Massacre’ and ‘Black Mary’.

                                                                                      ‘Dolls Of Highland’ was written, recorded and produced by Craft, mixed by Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel of The Helio Sequence at the Old Jantzen Building in Portland and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound.

                                                                                      Billboard says of Kyle Craft and ‘Lady Of The Ark’: “Craft admits his voice sounds a good deal like Bob Dylan’s, and that his muse has come to him many, many times. Still, ‘Lady Of The Ark’ hints that Craft’s music is so full of its own weird singularity that he’s on to something far beyond idol worship.”

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      Eye Of A Hurricane
                                                                                      Balmorhea
                                                                                      Berlin
                                                                                      Lady Of The Ark
                                                                                      Gloom Girl
                                                                                      Trinidad Beach (Before I Ride)
                                                                                      Future Midcity Massacre
                                                                                      Black Mary
                                                                                      Pentecost
                                                                                      Dolls Of Highland
                                                                                      Jane Beat The Reaper
                                                                                      Three Candles

                                                                                      Kyle Craft & Showboat Honey

                                                                                      Showboat Honey

                                                                                        Kyle Craft and his now solidified backing band, dubbed Showboat Honey, reflect the sturm und drang of life with their self-titled album, the contemplative yet restless ‘Showboat Honey’. “This is basically an album centered around bad luck and good fortune hitting at the same time,” Craft explains “Then, out of nowhere, I find love. Everything went to shit except that. I guess that’s how life works.”

                                                                                        The sticky-sweet title of the album is lifted from the brightly choral ‘Buzzkill Caterwaul’: “I wanted to make something that sounded like a raucous collision of Leon Russell and Patti Smith,” he says, “But ‘Buzzkill Caterwaul’ was the only tune that ended up showcasing that vision.” Though aesthetics veer from song to song, ‘Showboat Honey’s steadfast formula remains the same. Drummer Haven Mutlz holds down the machine with a 60s/70s fast-molasses groove that locks in with the slinky rolling bass of Billy Slater. When Kevin Clark isn’t bouncing across the piano, his mellotron strings swell in and out of frame. Jack of all trades Ben Steinmetz’s organ parts well up from the deep of the songs, while lead guitarist Jeremy Kale’s solos rip through them like electricity. On top of it all, sits the tongue-in-cheek phantasmagoria created by Craft’s lyrics, in which perspectives shift to imbue life into a cast of intriguing, mysterious characters, à la Bob Dylan. (“There is not a single thing in my life that has affected me more than the first time I heard Dylan,” says Craft. “It immediately changed my life.”)

                                                                                        Craft started writing about as soon as he could play the guitar at the age of 15. He grew up in the isolated Mississippi River town of Vidalia, Louisiana where his chops weren’t honed in a woodshed but rather an old, dingy meat freezer that was out of commission. After years of touring, two albums with Sub Pop Records and solidifying the band, he’s grown into a prodigious songwriter, to say the least. The band recorded ‘Showboat Honey’ - co- produced by Craft, Clark and Slater - at their own Moonbase Studios in Portland over 2018. “We approached this record differently for sure,” Craft says. “I’d make a demo, and after putting the songs together, shoot it to the band for ideas.” Kyle and the members of Showboat Honey worked at such a feverish wine-fuelled pace that they actually ended up with two completely different albums. At the end of the day, they decided to combine the two into what is now ‘Showboat Honey'.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        Broken Mirror Pose
                                                                                        O! Lucky Hand
                                                                                        2 Ugly 4 NY
                                                                                        Blackhole/Joyride
                                                                                        Bed Of Needles #2
                                                                                        Deathwish Blue
                                                                                        Blood In The Water
                                                                                        Buzzkill Caterwaul
                                                                                        Sunday Driver
                                                                                        Johnny (Free & Easy)
                                                                                        She’s Lily Riptide

                                                                                        Kyle Craft

                                                                                        Full Circle Nightmare

                                                                                          Ever since his debut album Dolls of Highland was released on Sub Pop in 2016, Kyle Craft has been a critic's dream. Based in Portland, he serves up all the observational, storytelling talent with none of the attitude that so often comes with male singer-songwriter territory. “I've found my place,” he says. “I'm not one of those people that approaches music for anyone other than myself. My favorite part about music is when it's just me and a notebook.” Speaking of, his second forthcoming album Full Circle Nightmare is entirely autobiographical. Sonically, thematically, lyrically, it's a huge leap forward from his 2016 release.

                                                                                           The title Full Circle Nightmare refers to a moment where Craft saw his life for what it is and told himself to be satisfied. “But that's nightmarish to me,” he laughs. He described his debut record as: “like walking down this long hall of bizarre characters and surreal experiences, moving through the spider web of love and loss.” This album is when you get to the end of that hallway, turn around and see all the stuff you've been through, then walk through the door, close it and start a new chapter in an even crazier hallway. A straight-up rollicking rock'n'roll album, it traverses all the different nuances of the genre; from the bluegrass twang of 'Exile Rag,’ to the gothic style of 'Gold Calf Moan,' it's a timeless piece that could exist in any of the past five decades.
                                                                                          In terms of contemporary peers, Craft likes to stay in his own lane. He's an old soul who sticks to his tried and tested influences. Social media is not his game - it's just not interesting to him. He's not fussed about preaching his politics or discussing the status quo either. “I don't really like writing a time piece. I don't wanna get trapped in the 'Donald Trump era of Kyle Craft,' you know? I'm a very off-the-grid sort of person. As much as I am traveling across this giant place sometimes I just feel so outside of it. Also, I'm not necessarily a stand-up citizen so it's hard for me to say: here's Kyle Craft's America, ladies and gentlemen.”

                                                                                          The ironic thing is that Full Circle Nightmare sounds exactly like Kyle Craft's America. That is what he's built for us: the story of one man's trials and tribulations to find his passion and voice for art and creativity in this vast opportunistic country. Where did he find it? Among the historic riches of America's most honest sounds.


                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          Barry says: Sliding guitars, tinkling pianos and the percussive sound of saloon doors opening in a hurry, tastefully hinting at classic Americana anthems, but tempering them with a melodic and progressive sensibility rarely heard in classic country rock.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. Fever Dream Girl
                                                                                          2. Full Circle Nightmare
                                                                                          3. Heartbreak Junky
                                                                                          4. The Rager
                                                                                          5. Exile Rag
                                                                                          6. Belmont (One Trick Pony)
                                                                                          7. Slick & Delta Queen
                                                                                          8. Fake Magic Angel
                                                                                          9. Bridge City Rose
                                                                                          10. Gold Calf Moan

                                                                                          Kevin Cummins

                                                                                          Telling Stories - Photographs Of The Fall

                                                                                            The ultimate visual history of iconic band The Fall from renowned photographer Kevin Cummins, with a foreword by Poet Laureate and Fall fan, Simon Armitage.

                                                                                            'No one has captured the look of alternative UK music over the past half a century more tellingly than Kevin Cummins.' - Simon Armitage.

                                                                                            'Kevin Cummins is a true master in being able to capture the essence of music, the soul of the band. Whatever he does however he does it is a mystery to me but it's pure genius.' - Rankin.

                                                                                            'Kevin has the uncanny ability of capturing the inner mood of musicians. Be it the dynamics within a pensive Joy Division, or the sense surrounding the fledgeling Fall that something special was around the corner for us all. Kevin's book is nothing less than a remarkable document of a bewildering and defiant anti-fashion movement born in Prestwich, north Manchester in the grimy mid-70s.' - Marc Riley.

                                                                                            'Capturing forty years of the band's career via his archive, the legendary photographer (whose recent book, Juvenes, documented the story of Joy Division) gives his take on the phenomenon of The Fall and the late, great Mark E. Smith.' - Vive le Rock.

                                                                                            Contains never-before-seen images.
                                                                                            Foreword by Simon Armitage, Poet Laureate.

                                                                                            From chaotic early gigs to their final years, NME photographer Kevin Cummins provides a definitive, unique perspective on cult favourites The Fall. In this stunning visual history spanning four decades, discover how and why they emerged as one of the most innovative, boundary-breaking bands in modern music. With a foreword by Poet Laureate and Fall fan Simon Armitage and an interview with Eleni Poulou, as well as never-before-seen images from Cummins' archive, this is the ultimate visual companion to The Fall.

                                                                                            Karen Dalton

                                                                                            Green Rocky Road

                                                                                              Another chapter in the ever evolving story of Karen Dalton. These are home recordings, taped by Joe Loop, as was the double live album, "Cotton Eyed Joe", released last year. The "Green Rocky Road" consists of recordings made by Karen herself at her Boulder home on reel-to-reel. It sounds like the album Dalton would have made in 1963 had she been given the opportunity then. Here are the first takes of "Ribbon Bow", "Katie Cruel" and "In The Evening".. and a more complete testimony of Karen's repertoire on banjo.

                                                                                              Karen Dalton

                                                                                              1966

                                                                                                Karen Dalton was a remote, elusive creature. A hybrid of tough and tender with an unearthly voice that seemed to embody a time long past. As is often the case with such fragile beings, she instinctively understood that the only way to survive the harshness of the world around her, was to keep herself hidden. So it comes as no great surprise that she rarely sang in public or ventured into the unnatural setting of a recording studio. Only twice, for 1969’s It’s So Hard To Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best and then again for 1971’s In My Own Time, was she coaxed from her habitat into the studio. Other times she made music in casual settings, sitting around a kitchen table or wood burning stove with her friends, singing and playing until daybreak. In 1966, Carl Baron brought his reel to reel over to her remote cabin in Summerville, Colorado and recorded one of those exquisite musical evenings. Karen and Richard Tucker were rehearsing for a gig when Carl hit the “Record” button. The result is a 45-year-old tape, carefully exhumed, documenting Karen at her most raw and unfiltered. On it are Fred Neil and Tim Hardin songs we’ve never heard Karen give voice to before, as well as traditional songs she uncannily makes her own, including a devastating version of ‘Katie Cruel’, that is so powerful, it is as if the ghost of Katie Cruel seeped into her blood. This recording is a window to her Summerville cabin opened, allowing us to eavesdrop on Karen Dalton at her most pure and unaffected.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. Reason To Believe
                                                                                                2. Katie Cruel
                                                                                                3. Cotton Eyed Joe
                                                                                                4. Green Rocky Road
                                                                                                5. Don't Make Promises
                                                                                                6. Other Side To This Life
                                                                                                7. God Bless The Child
                                                                                                8. Little Bit Of Rain
                                                                                                9. While You're On Your Way
                                                                                                10. 2:19 Train
                                                                                                11. Misery Blues 
                                                                                                12. Mole In The Ground 
                                                                                                13. Shiloh Town 
                                                                                                14. Hallelujah

                                                                                                Karen Dalton

                                                                                                In My Own Time - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                  Karen Dalton’s 1971 album, In My Own Time, stands as a true masterpiece by one of music’s most mysterious, enigmatic, and enduringly influential artists. Celebrating the album’s 50th anniversary, Light in the Attic is honored to present a newly remastered (2021) edition of the album on LP, CD, cassette, and 8-Track.

                                                                                                  All audio has been newly remastered by Dave Cooley, while lacquers were cut by Phil Rodriguez at Elysian Masters.

                                                                                                  A newly expanded booklet—featuring rarely seen photos, liner notes from musician and writer Lenny Kaye, and contributions from Nick Cave and Devendra Banhart—rounds out the CD (32-pgs) and LP (20-pgs) packages.
                                                                                                  The Oklahoma-raised Karen Dalton (1937-1993) brought a range of influences to her work. As Lenny Kaye writes in the liner notes, one can hear “the jazz of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, the immersion of Nina Simone, the Appalachian keen of Jean Ritchie, [and] the R&B and country that had to seep in as she made her way to New York."

                                                                                                  Armed with a long-necked banjo and a 12-stringed guitar, Dalton set herself apart from her peers with her distinctive, world-weary vocals. In the early ‘60s, she became a fixture in the Greenwich Village folk scene, interpreting traditional material, blues standards, and the songs of her contemporaries, including Tim Hardin, Fred Neil, and Richard Tucker, whom she later married. Bob Dylan, meanwhile, was instantly taken with her artistry. “My favorite singer in the place was Karen Dalton,” he recalled in Chronicles: Volume One (Simon & Schuster, 2004). “Karen had a voice like Billie Holiday and played the guitar like Jimmy Reed.”

                                                                                                  Those who knew Dalton understood that she was not interested in bowing to the whims of the record industry. On stage, she rarely interacted with audience members. In the studio, she was equally as uncomfortable with the recording process. Her 1969 debut, It’s So Hard to Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best, reissued by Light in the Attic in 2009, was captured on the sly when Dalton assumed that she was rehearsing songs. When Woodstock co-promoter Michael Lang approached Dalton about recording a follow-up for his new imprint, Just Sunshine, she was dubious, to say the least. The album would have to be made on her own terms, in her own time. That turned out to be a six-month period at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, NY.

                                                                                                  Producing the album was bassist Harvey Brooks, who played alongside Dalton on It’s So Hard to Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best. Brooks, who prided himself on being “simple, solid and supportive,” understood Dalton’s process, but was also willing to offer gentle encouragement, and challenge the artist to push her creative bounds. “I tried to present her with a flexible situation,” he told Kaye. “I left the decisions to her, to determine the tempo, feel. She was very quiet, and I brought all of it to her; if she needed more, I’d present options. Everyone was sensitive to her. She was the leader.”

                                                                                                  Dalton, who rarely performed her own compositions, selected a range of material to interpret—from traditionals like “Katie Cruel” and “Same Old Man” to Paul Butterfield’s “In My Own Dream” and Richard Tucker’s “Are You Leaving For The Country.” She also expanded upon her typical repertoire, peppering in such R&B hits as “When a Man Loves a Woman” and “How Sweet It Is.” In a departure from her previous LP, Dalton’s new recording offered fuller, more pop-forward arrangements, featuring a slew of talented studio musicians.

                                                                                                  While ‘70s audiences may not have been ready for Dalton’s music, a new generation was about to discover her work. In the decades following her death, a slew of artists would name Karen Dalton as an influence, including Lucinda Williams, Joanna Newsom, Nick Cave, Angel Olsen, Devendra Banhart, Sharon Van Etten, Courtney Barnett, and Adele. In the recent acclaimed film documentary Karen Dalton: In My Own Time, Cave muses on Dalton’s unique appeal: “There’s a sort of demand made upon the listener,” he explains. “Whether you like it or not, you have to enter her world. And it’s a despairing world.” Peter Walker, who also appears in the film, elaborates on this idea: “If she can feel a certain way in her music and play it in such a way that you feel that way, then that’s really the most magical thing [one] can do.” He adds, “She had a deep and profound and loving soul…you can hear it in her music.”


                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  Something On Your Mind
                                                                                                  When A Man Loves A Woman
                                                                                                  In My Own Dream
                                                                                                  Katie Cruel
                                                                                                  How Sweet It Is
                                                                                                  In A Station
                                                                                                  Take Me
                                                                                                  Same Old Man
                                                                                                  One Night Of Love
                                                                                                  Are You Leaving For The Country
                                                                                                  Something On Your Mind (alternate Take)
                                                                                                  In My Own Dream (alternate Take)
                                                                                                  Katie Cruel (alternate Take)
                                                                                                  One Night Of Love - Live At Beat Club, Germany, April 21, 1971
                                                                                                  Take Me - Live At Beat Club, Germany, April 21, 1971
                                                                                                  Something On Your Mind - Live At The Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival, May 1, 1971
                                                                                                  Blues On The Ceiling - Live At The Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival, May 1, 1971
                                                                                                  Are You Leaving For The Country - Live At The Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival, May 1, 1971
                                                                                                  One Night Of Love - Live At The Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival, May 1, 1971

                                                                                                  Karen Dalton

                                                                                                  In My Own Time - 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition

                                                                                                    ● Definitive edition of Karen Dalton’s 1971 Masterpiece. Non-Returnable.
                                                                                                    ● Two 180-gram, 45 RPM LPs cut from new 2021 transfers and pressed at RTI, featuring bonus tracks from the original album sessions
                                                                                                    ● 12” 180-gram, 45 RPM EP: Live at The Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival (May 1971), newly remastered (2021) and previously unreleased in any format. B-side includes a beautiful etching of Karen, illustrated by renowned artist Jess Rotter.
                                                                                                    ● Previously unreleased 7” single: Live at Beat Club, Germany (April 1971)
                                                                                                    ● Repro of 1971 French edition 7” single: Something On Your Mind b/w One Night Of Love
                                                                                                    ● Both 7” singles pressed at Third Man Pressing and housed in old-style tip-on jackets
                                                                                                    ● 20-page booklet featuring unseen photos and liner notes by Lenny Kaye, plus contributions from Nick Cave and Devendra Banhart
                                                                                                    ● Replica Playbill for Montreux performance
                                                                                                    ● CD of all tracks
                                                                                                    ● Housed in a special, expanded trifold jacket
                                                                                                    ● Limited to 2,000 sequentially foil numbered copies worldwide
                                                                                                    ● Includes a 18”x24” fold-out movie poster of the acclaimed documentary film Karen Dalton: In My Own Time, illustrated by artist Matt McCormick

                                                                                                    Karen Dalton’s 1971 album, In My Own Time, stands as a true masterpiece by one of music’s most mysterious, enigmatic, and enduringly influential artists. Light in the Attic is honored to celebrate the 50th anniversary of In My Own Time with the definitive edition of this monumental classic.
                                                                                                    Featuring Dalton’s interpretations of songs like “Are You Leaving for the Country,” “When a Man Loves a Woman,” “Katie Cruel,” and her posthumously recognized signature performance, “Something On Your Mind,” will be available in a variety of formats, including a bonus-filled, 50th anniversary Super Deluxe Edition, which expands exponentially upon Light in the Attic’s 2006 reissue of the album, co-produced by Nicholas Hill.

                                                                                                    The 50th Anniversary Super-Deluxe Edition features the newly remastered (2021) In My Own Time album, presented on three sides of 45-RPM, 180-gram vinyl pressed at Record Technology Inc. (RTI), with the fourth side showcasing alternate takes from the album sessions. The Super Deluxe package also includes the previously unreleased audio from her rare, captivating performance, Live at The Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival, May 1st, 1971. This is the first time this audio has been made available in any physical format — presented on 180-gram 12-inch vinyl, pressed at Third Man Record Pressing, and featuring a stunning etching of Dalton by acclaimed artist Jess Rotter on the B-Side. Accompanying the bonus record is a replica playbill from The Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival, 1971, meticulously arranged and compiled from vintage source material by Darryl Norsen. In addition to the bonus 12”, the set contains a CD of all tracks included in the package and two 7-inch singles, featuring previously-unreleased live recordings captured at Germany’s Beat Club in 1971, both pressed at Third Man Record Pressing and housed in tip-on jackets. All audio has been newly remastered by Dave Cooley, while lacquers were cut by Phil Rodriguez at Elysian Masters. A 20-page booklet—featuring rarely seen photos, liner notes from musician and writer Lenny Kaye, and contributions from Nick Cave and Devendra Banhart—rounds out the package, which comes housed in a special trifold jacket, individually foil-stamped and numbered in a strictly limited worldwide edition of 2,000 copies.

                                                                                                    The 50th Anniversary Super-Deluxe Edition also includes an 18”x24” fold-out movie poster of the acclaimed documentary film Karen Dalton: In My Own Time, illustrated by artist Matt McCormick. Directed by Robert Yapkowitz and Richard Peete and executive produced by Light in the Attic, Wim Wenders and Delmore Recording Society, the film chronicles the life, music, and legacy of Dalton and features interviews with family, friends, collaborators, and a variety of artists, including Peter Walker, Nick Cave, and country singer Lacy J. Dalton. Angel Olsen lends her voice to the film as the principle narrator, reading aloud from Dalton’s personal journal.

                                                                                                    The Oklahoma-raised Karen Dalton (1937-1993) brought a range of influences to her work. As Lenny Kaye writes in the liner notes, one can hear “the jazz of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, the immersion of Nina Simone, the Appalachian keen of Jean Ritchie, [and] the R&B and country that had to seep in as she made her way to New York."

                                                                                                    Armed with a long-necked banjo and a 12-stringed guitar, Dalton set herself apart from her peers with her distinctive, world-weary vocals. In the early ‘60s, she became a fixture in the Greenwich Village folk scene, interpreting traditional material, blues standards, and the songs of her contemporaries, including Tim Hardin, Fred Neil, and Richard Tucker, whom she later married. Bob Dylan, meanwhile, was instantly taken with her artistry. “My favorite singer in the place was Karen Dalton,” he recalled in Chronicles: Volume One (Simon & Schuster, 2004). “Karen had a voice like Billie Holiday and played the guitar like Jimmy Reed.”

                                                                                                    Those who knew Dalton understood that she was not interested in bowing to the whims of the record industry. On stage, she rarely interacted with audience members. In the studio, she was equally as uncomfortable with the recording process. Her 1969 debut, It’s So Hard to Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best, reissued by Light in the Attic in 2009, was captured on the sly when Dalton assumed that she was rehearsing songs. When Woodstock co-promoter Michael Lang approached Dalton about recording a follow-up for his new imprint, Just Sunshine, she was dubious, to say the least. The album would have to be made on her own terms, in her own time. That turned out to be a six-month period at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, NY.

                                                                                                    Producing the album was bassist Harvey Brooks, who played alongside Dalton on It’s So Hard to Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best. Brooks, who prided himself on being “simple, solid and supportive,” understood Dalton’s process, but was also willing to offer gentle encouragement, and challenge the artist to push her creative bounds. “I tried to present her with a flexible situation,” he told Kaye. “I left the decisions to her, to determine the tempo, feel. She was very quiet, and I brought all of it to her; if she needed more, I’d present options. Everyone was sensitive to her. She was the leader.”

                                                                                                    Dalton, who rarely performed her own compositions, selected a range of material to interpret—from traditionals like “Katie Cruel” and “Same Old Man” to Paul Butterfield’s “In My Own Dream” and Richard Tucker’s “Are You Leaving For The Country.” She also expanded upon her typical repertoire, peppering in such R&B hits as “When a Man Loves a Woman” and “How Sweet It Is.” In a departure from her previous LP, Dalton’s new recording offered fuller, more pop-forward arrangements, featuring a slew of talented studio musicians.

                                                                                                    While ‘70s audiences may not have been ready for Dalton’s music, a new generation was about to discover her work. In the decades following her death, a slew of artists would name Karen Dalton as an influence, including Lucinda Williams, Joanna Newsom, Nick Cave, Angel Olsen, Devendra Banhart, Sharon Van Etten, Courtney Barnett, and Adele. In the recent acclaimed film documentary Karen Dalton: In My Own Time, Cave muses on Dalton’s unique appeal: “There’s a sort of demand made upon the listener,” he explains. “Whether you like it or not, you have to enter her world. And it’s a despairing world.” Peter Walker, who also appears in the film, elaborates on this idea: “If she can feel a certain way in her music and play it in such a way that you feel that way, then that’s really the most magical thing [one] can do.” He adds, “She had a deep and profound and loving soul…you can hear it in her music.”


                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1. Something On Your Mind
                                                                                                    2. When A Man Loves A Woman
                                                                                                    3. In My Own Dream
                                                                                                    4. Katie Cruel
                                                                                                    5. How Sweet It Is
                                                                                                    6. In A Station
                                                                                                    7. Take Me
                                                                                                    8. Same Old Man
                                                                                                    9. One Night Of Love
                                                                                                    10. Are You Leaving For The Country
                                                                                                    11. Something On Your Mind (alternate Take)
                                                                                                    12. In My Own Dream (alternate Take)
                                                                                                    13. Katie Cruel (alternate Take)
                                                                                                    14. One Night Of Love - Live At Beat Club, Germany, April 21, 1971
                                                                                                    15. Take Me - Live At Beat Club, Germany, April 21, 1971
                                                                                                    16. Something On Your Mind - Live At The Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival, May 1, 1971
                                                                                                    17. Blues On The Ceiling - Live At The Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival, May 1, 1971
                                                                                                    18. Are You Leaving For The Country - Live At The Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival, May 1, 1971
                                                                                                    19. One Night Of Love - Live At The Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival, May 1, 1971

                                                                                                    Karen Dalton

                                                                                                    It's So Hard To Tell Who's Going To Love You The Best - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                      Karen Dalton's 1969 Capitol debut is finally back in print! Light in the Attic is thrilled to present a brand new edition of this heart-wrenching & bluesy introduction to the intoxicating world of Dalton and her deep well of musical secrets.

                                                                                                      World-weary and filled with the blues, Dalton’s unsurpassed interpretive depth and emotional range were like no other. Recorded for Capitol in 1969, It’s So Hard To Tell Who's Going To Love You The Best spans generations of classic American songwriting–covering classics by Lead Belly, Fred Neil, and Tim Hardin. While no longer with us in the physical, Karen’s growing musical presence is stronger than ever and worthy of re-examination by both the converted and the uninitiated alike. This new re-release serves as the definitive, all-analog version of Dalton’s stunning debut, featuring remastered audio from the original Capitol masters, the original 1969 artwork in an expanded gatefold jacket, unseen photos by album photographer Joel Brodsky, and an essay interviewing Karen’s friends and music collaborators, from album producer and bassist Harvey Brooks to musician Peter Stampfel of the Holy Modal Rounders.


                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Little Bit Of Rain
                                                                                                      2. Sweet Substitute
                                                                                                      3. Ribbon Bow
                                                                                                      4. I Love You More Than Words Can Say
                                                                                                      5. In The Evening
                                                                                                      6. Blues On The Ceiling
                                                                                                      7. It Hurts Me Too
                                                                                                      8. How Did The Feeling Feel To You
                                                                                                      9. Right, Wrong Or Ready
                                                                                                      10. Down On The Street

                                                                                                      Karen Dalton

                                                                                                      Shuckin' Sugar

                                                                                                        In 1962, Karen summoned Richard Tucker to join her in Colorado, extolling the healthier lifestyle, and plentiful gigs at Boulder folk club The Attic. Upon his arrival, the pair solidified their personal and professional relationship, riding horses in the mountains, and performing as a duo at parties and venues throughout Denver and Boulder. Stories of the spell they conjured – and rumours of tapes! – have circulated among friends and musicians who witnessed them, but until now, no recorded evidence had turned up. Shuckin’ Sugar is the glorious result of three reel to reel tapes that miraculously found their way to us in November, 2018; which featured two complete shows from The Attic in January ‘63, and a benefit concert for The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) recorded the following February. Their gigs would often include brief solo sets from Karen and Richard, in addition to the duets, and all seven solo songs of Karen’s found on the three reels are included here, as well as five duets, sequenced as close to how it all went down as humanly possible. To describe the record would take a poet, but all I can say is that unveiling a missing chapter in the Karen Dalton story – with six songs we’ve never heard her sing before – is cause for celebration in Delmore’s world.

                                                                                                        “From her opening, jaw-dropping lift-off with early blues standard “Trouble In Mind,” the unique otherworld Karen conjured springs into vivid life. Playing to audiences inevitably bound to the era’s formalities and traditions, Karen instinctively pushed the envelope, straying into uncharted territory beyond the established borders. She must have bewildered many who came to see her in those winsome Peter, Paul and Mary times." From the liner notes by Kris Needs


                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        Trouble In Mind 
                                                                                                        If You're A Viper
                                                                                                        When First Unto This Country 
                                                                                                        Shiloh Town 
                                                                                                        Shuckin' Sugar Blues 
                                                                                                        Everytime I Think Of Freedom 
                                                                                                        Ribbon Bow 
                                                                                                        Blues Jumped The Rabbit 
                                                                                                        Lonesome Valley 
                                                                                                        When I Get Home 
                                                                                                        In The Pines 
                                                                                                        Katie Cruel

                                                                                                        Kim Deal

                                                                                                        Are You Mine? / Wish I Was

                                                                                                          "Are You Mine?"
                                                                                                          I sang and play guitar. Lindsay Glover played drums and Armando Lopez is on Bass. We recorded this onto a Tascam 388. It's a 1/4" 8 track machine. What a bitch. It was always breaking down. We had to get Billy Zoom from the rock band, X, to fix the machine. We had like 4 of these 388 machines around the house. They sound great but they are "consumer grade" man. But I digress. I ended up transferring it to 2". Then I added a harmony vocal with Steve at Electrical and he mixed it down.

                                                                                                          "Wish I Was"
                                                                                                          I recorded everything on this one in a studio in LA. Kelley played one of the keyboards. Matt Ward (do you know who he is?) played the guitar that appears on the right side of the speakers and the solo in the pretty solo in the middle. I had some nice words but Kelley HATED my melody so I just put it out as an instrumental. Mixed by Albini at Electrical.

                                                                                                          All recorded analog and mastered DMM at Sterling by Ryan.
                                                                                                          This artwork was done by Vaughan Oliver/v23
                                                                                                          There is also an insert image glossy sheet that have the credits on it.

                                                                                                          Kim Deal

                                                                                                          Hot Shot / Likkle More

                                                                                                            Hot Shot:
                                                                                                            "I played electric guitars, bass guitar and vocals. Jose Medeles (a previous Breeders drummer) played drums. This was recorded at Type Foundry and with Steve at Electrical. And Greg Norman mixed it at Electrical, in Chicago.

                                                                                                            All recorded in the analog domain. All mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound in NYC using Direct Metal Mastering.
                                                                                                            I played the guitars and vocals and Steve Kille (Dead Meadow) recorded it for me in the cellar of the house I was renting out in Los Angeles. It was recorded on my Tascam 1/2" - 16 track machine. Likkle More is "see you later" in patois, btw. Likkle More:

                                                                                                            This was mixed by Greg Norman at Electrical in Chicago. All analog, all mastered DMM.

                                                                                                            Artwork by Chris Bigg using photograph by Ed Deal, 1958, of Fred Deal (Kim's other grandaddy), Chief Deputy of Wyoming County, West Virginia Sheriff's Office.

                                                                                                            The 7" package has an insert. It's a glossy print card that has a picture of my crazy face. It looks like a Polaroid. Because it was a Polaroid of me. And we made copies of the Polaroid and we stick them into each record. And I sign some of them"...


                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            3. Hot Shot 2m 44secs
                                                                                                            4. Likkie More 1m 47secs

                                                                                                            Kim Deal

                                                                                                            The Root / Range On Castle

                                                                                                              "The Root"
                                                                                                              This song was written by me and a woman named Morgan Nagler. Her band, Whispertown 2000, opened for the Breeders. I am singing this and playing all the instruments. Morgan is singing harmony. We recorded this in LA in different places and I took it to Electrical Audio in Chicago and Greg Norman mixed it down. This song was recorded and mixed analog and mastered DMM.

                                                                                                              "Range On Castle"
                                                                                                              This song is also written by me and Morgan. Morgan takes the lead and sings this one. I sing the harmony. I play all the instruments except the drums. Lindsey Glover played the drums on this one. We recorded it in LA.
                                                                                                              Now we mixed this one to a CD and used the CD to make a 1/2" tape. Then we gave the 1/2" to Ryan at Sterling and he mastered DMM. Vaughan Oliver/v23 designed this cover.

                                                                                                              Kirk Degiorgio

                                                                                                              Modal Forces / Percussive Forces

                                                                                                                Like a long-lost Holy Grail album from the mid-seventies, Kirk Degiorgio’s latest project explores both Modal Jazz and Seventies Jazz Fusion in the Library album format. Side One swings with a vengeance with its tight arrangements built around acoustic bass, electric piano and glorious analogue synth leads and side 2 takes us on a journey of funk fuelled, percussive workouts and heavy breaks. The contribution of renowned session drummer Chris Whitten adds to the authenticity of the album as does the use of vintage, analog synths. The Library album was predominant in TV and film studios in Italy and France with composers creating background, incidental and scene music for use in TV and movie production.

                                                                                                                In recreating the sound library format Kirk Degiorgio has revelled in both the creative freedom and the test of melodic capability that the short form of the Library album allows. As Kirk says, 'the skill with this kind of composing is to be able to express your ideas and thoughts in a maximum of two minutes at a time.'

                                                                                                                Kirk Degiorgio is a DJ, composer and music lover whose influences, from family and then going out to clubs from under-18 discos to attending the Belvedere Arms and 'Shoom' and working in Reckless Records, cover all genres of Black music. From Soul, Jazz-Funk, Funk and then House and Detroit Techno Kirk has a love and an appreciation for how all these sounds work together and evolve from each other.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                1. Kiriath-Arba
                                                                                                                2. Cincinnati Sunrise
                                                                                                                3. Shinar
                                                                                                                4. Chicago Shift
                                                                                                                5. The Oakland Feel
                                                                                                                6. Beersheba
                                                                                                                7. Pittsburgh Patrol
                                                                                                                8. Khmunu
                                                                                                                9. Watts Awakening
                                                                                                                10. Beth-El
                                                                                                                11. Mittani
                                                                                                                12. Dayton Daydreams
                                                                                                                13. Harlem Homerun
                                                                                                                14. Amurru
                                                                                                                15. Shechem
                                                                                                                16. Baltimore Beatdown

                                                                                                                Kevin Devine

                                                                                                                Travelling The EU

                                                                                                                  Kevin Devine is taking a leaf out of the books of emo darlings like Chris Cabbarra of Dashboard Confessional and Jonah Mantranga. A set of simple, six stringed, heartfelt melodies and his shivering and stirring voice. Now "Travelling the EU" features three new songs from Devine, including his interpretation of "You Are My Sunshine", cruising the continent for all you punk-rock romantics out there.

                                                                                                                  Klaus Dinger & Japandorf

                                                                                                                  Japandorf

                                                                                                                    The last and only record of Klaus Dinger (member of Kraftwerk, NEU! and La Düsseldorf) before his death in 2008.

                                                                                                                    All songs are previously unreleased. A real gem for fans of Krautrock and La Düsseldorf.

                                                                                                                    In search of a new project, Klaus opened his studio in 2000 to various fine artists and musicians for spontaneous recording sessions. Through an artist friend, Klaus was introduced to some Japanese musicians and artists living in Düsseldorf. The sessions with them had a dense and exciting atmosphere. From these sessions the new project, ‘Japandorf’, emerged.

                                                                                                                    Klaus \ basic idea for these recordings was to be working together with a collective of collaborators who would have a background in fine arts rather than being technically skilled instrumentalists. This process of developing music took some time, but the results are surprisingly fresh and unique.

                                                                                                                    Lyrically and musically ‘Japandorf’ focuses on the city of Düsseldorf, and especially its Japanese community, which Düsseldorf has been internationally well known for since the early 70s.

                                                                                                                    All rehearsal and recording sessions from 2000 until 2006 took place at either Klaus \ Zeeland Studio at the seaside in the Netherlands, or at his Düsseldorf Studio, located near the airport. Most of the songs on ‘Japandorf’ were recorded in 2007 and 2008 at Zeeland Studio. Klaus passed away suddenly soon after.

                                                                                                                    ‘Japandorf’ is a uniquely magical, optimistic, refreshing and beautiful album.

                                                                                                                    Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

                                                                                                                    Butterfly: Original Series Soundtrack

                                                                                                                      Grammy nominated ‘Stranger Things’ composers and S U R V I V E members Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein return to score three part British drama ‘Butterfly’.

                                                                                                                      Housed in a heavyweight spined sleeve and pressed on 180g black vinyl with digital download card included.

                                                                                                                      “We had just come off our first project that had established us as these retrosynth/80s producers, and we wanted to do something that helped get us out of that box,” Dixon and Stein said in a press release. “Obviously there are still synths being used, and coincidentally some of them are from the 80s, but hopefully this score won’t be received as such.”

                                                                                                                      The music to ‘Butterfly’ sustains Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein’s proclivity for locating humanism in their electronics. The signals they send have some sort of uncanny correlation with core feelings. More uncanny is their tonal grasp of what it is to be young and curious.

                                                                                                                      ‘Butterfly’ is the story of 11-year-old Max who identifies as a girl and wants to live her life as Maxine. Her estranged parents Vicky and Stephen attempt to work out how best to cope with and support this huge life decision.

                                                                                                                      LP includes digital download code.


                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                      Barry says: AARGH. I always loved the throbbing synths and intense atmospheres in Dixon & Stein's work under their own names (soundtracking Stranger Things for example), and as 'Survive', but this soundtrack takes all of that oscillator knowledge and inject it with a healthy dose of hazy 80's reverie (despite their insistence to the contrary), all saturation and arps. Completely on-board.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      Butterfly
                                                                                                                      Blue Eyes
                                                                                                                      Taking In Lodgers
                                                                                                                      Daughters
                                                                                                                      Comfort
                                                                                                                      Just Make Up Your Mind
                                                                                                                      I Don't Know How Happy I Am Anymore
                                                                                                                      Accusations
                                                                                                                      School Troubles
                                                                                                                      Introducing Maxine
                                                                                                                      Cut Wrists
                                                                                                                      Tickle Gods
                                                                                                                      Dress Up
                                                                                                                      Mermaid
                                                                                                                      Arrested
                                                                                                                      Family
                                                                                                                      Maxine's Groove
                                                                                                                      Making The Choice
                                                                                                                      Interrogation
                                                                                                                      Truths
                                                                                                                      What Was The Point Of Me?
                                                                                                                      Dancing With The Girls
                                                                                                                      A Long Way To Go

                                                                                                                      Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

                                                                                                                      Spheres (Original Score)

                                                                                                                        ‘Spheres’ is a celestially immersive experience focusing on the human connection with the cosmos - with music composed and performed by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein.

                                                                                                                        Written and directed by Eliza McNitt (‘Fistful of Stars’, ‘Without Fire’), ‘Spheres’ will be released on the Oculus Rift and is presented by City Lights and Protozoa Pictures. Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel are executive producers.

                                                                                                                        Grammy nominated Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein need no introduction as two of today’s most highly regarded film score composers, having worked on ‘Stranger Things’ series 1 and 2 and ‘Butterfly’, as well as being members of S U R V I V E.

                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                        Barry says: Two D&S scores in one week?! This one is equally as excellent, but a little more geared towards the ambient end of the spectrum, with cavernous echoing reverb and subtly panned swirls of industrial machination, this is equally as superb as their previous work but considerably darker. A perfect flipside to the coin.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Accretion Disk
                                                                                                                        Solar System
                                                                                                                        Ecliptic Planes
                                                                                                                        In The Dark
                                                                                                                        Birth Of A Star
                                                                                                                        Auroras
                                                                                                                        Cosmic Microwave Background
                                                                                                                        Burning Star Core
                                                                                                                        Uranus
                                                                                                                        Planetary Cruise
                                                                                                                        Black Holes Collide
                                                                                                                        Spheres
                                                                                                                        Gravitational Waves
                                                                                                                        Earth Song

                                                                                                                        Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

                                                                                                                        Stranger Things 3 - Original Score From The Netflix Original Series

                                                                                                                          S U R V I V E members Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein's score to Stranger Things 3.

                                                                                                                          GRAMMY Nominated and EMMY Winning composers Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein's score to 'Stranger Things' is perhaps the show’s secret ingredient. A mixture of icy new-wave hooks, spooky ambient textures and menacing drones which bring a spine-tingling ambience and a hauntingly beautiful nostalgia all at once.

                                                                                                                          It’s 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer’s heating up. School’s out, there’s a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group’s dynamic, and they’ll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town’s threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they’ll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.


                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                          Barry says: Dixon! Stein! Bad-ass kids with super and / or not super powers! Winona! The neverending story! A Mancunian graphic design god! all GREAT things, and all involved in Stranger Things. Bonus points for the hot pink 80's vinyl. Amazing stuff.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          Boys And Girls
                                                                                                                          I Like Presents Too
                                                                                                                          Starcourt
                                                                                                                          Blank Makes You Crazy
                                                                                                                          I Need You To Trust Me
                                                                                                                          You’re A Fighter
                                                                                                                          The Ceiling Is Beautiful
                                                                                                                          The First I Love You
                                                                                                                          Rats
                                                                                                                          What Did You Do To Him?
                                                                                                                          Find The Source
                                                                                                                          The Silver Cat Feeds
                                                                                                                          Heather’s
                                                                                                                          William
                                                                                                                          Destroying The Castle
                                                                                                                          In The Void
                                                                                                                          Tammy
                                                                                                                          Mirkwood
                                                                                                                          Portal Drill
                                                                                                                          Happy Screams
                                                                                                                          Ruins
                                                                                                                          It’s Just Ice
                                                                                                                          The Door Is Opening
                                                                                                                          Planck’s Constant
                                                                                                                          She’s Gone Home
                                                                                                                          Seven Feet
                                                                                                                          The Week Is Long
                                                                                                                          Sauna Test
                                                                                                                          Six Facts
                                                                                                                          The Trees Are Moving
                                                                                                                          On Their Tracks
                                                                                                                          Not Chinese Food
                                                                                                                          Blueprints
                                                                                                                          Land Deeds
                                                                                                                          Not Kids Anymore
                                                                                                                          Code Red
                                                                                                                          Feel Safe
                                                                                                                          He’s Here
                                                                                                                          Scoops Troop
                                                                                                                          We Don’t Understand Each Other
                                                                                                                          Aftermath

                                                                                                                          Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

                                                                                                                          Stranger Things 4: Volume 1 - Original Score From The Netflix Serie

                                                                                                                            ‘Stranger Things 4 (Original Score From The Netflix Series)’ by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, is now available.

                                                                                                                            Split over two volumes - this is Volume 1.

                                                                                                                            “A pretty spectacular score from Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein” - Collider

                                                                                                                            “A stunningly creepy original score by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein” - Billboard

                                                                                                                            Score written, performed and produced by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (‘Native Son’, ‘Valley Of The Boom’, ‘Spheres’, ‘Butterfly’, and their band S U R V I V E).

                                                                                                                            ‘Stranger Things’ has won seven Emmy Awards, and has been nominated for 216 various awards, with 77 wins.

                                                                                                                            Starring Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), David Harbour (Sheriff Jim Hopper), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), among many others

                                                                                                                            ‘Stranger Things 4’ is Netflix’s most-viewed English language series of all time.

                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                            Barry says: You synth soundtrack fans are ALWAYS in safe hands with Dixon & Stein (aka Survive). With rich oscillator throbs and tense pads akimbo, it's yet another suite of perfectly manicured soundtrackery that's perfect for the series (obviously) and just as good on the home stereo. Lovely.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            What's The Internet?
                                                                                                                            I Wouldn’t Remember Me Either.
                                                                                                                            Teens
                                                                                                                            Journalistic Instinct
                                                                                                                            100% Convinced
                                                                                                                            In The Closet (At Rink O Mania)
                                                                                                                            Does That Make Us Friends?
                                                                                                                            My Boobs Hurt.
                                                                                                                            Unambiguous True Love
                                                                                                                            Stuck In 1983
                                                                                                                            Hawkins National Lab
                                                                                                                            Hellfire Club
                                                                                                                            Buried Memories
                                                                                                                            Fancy Bomb
                                                                                                                            We Are Not Heroes
                                                                                                                            Nine Feet Tall
                                                                                                                            Hail Lord Vecna
                                                                                                                            Powerful Psychic Connection
                                                                                                                            Ruth, Nevada
                                                                                                                            Hellfire Isn’t A Cult
                                                                                                                            I Know What I Saw
                                                                                                                            Curfew
                                                                                                                            You’re Regressing Eleven
                                                                                                                            Letter To Willy
                                                                                                                            Palm Tree Delight
                                                                                                                            Musso
                                                                                                                            Brenner’s Little Pet
                                                                                                                            Mr. Fibbly
                                                                                                                            It’s Just A Clock, Right?
                                                                                                                            Welcome To Kamchatka
                                                                                                                            A Nightmare Far Worse
                                                                                                                            Caught A Body At The Munsen Trailer
                                                                                                                            A War Is Coming To Hawkins
                                                                                                                            The Elephant
                                                                                                                            Hurtling Towards A Gruesome Death
                                                                                                                            Barefoot In The Snow
                                                                                                                            Kills You In Your Dreams
                                                                                                                            The Shire Is Burning
                                                                                                                            Blood Balloons
                                                                                                                            Burning Baby
                                                                                                                            Mugshot
                                                                                                                            There Are Some Things Worse Than Ghosts...
                                                                                                                            A Memory Within A Memory

                                                                                                                            Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

                                                                                                                            Stranger Things 4: Volume 2 - Original Score From The Netflix Series

                                                                                                                              ‘Stranger Things 4 (Original Score From The Netflix Series)’ by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, is now available.

                                                                                                                              Split over two volumes - this is Volume 2.

                                                                                                                              “A pretty spectacular score from Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein” - Collider

                                                                                                                              “A stunningly creepy original score by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein” - Billboard

                                                                                                                              Score written, performed and produced by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (‘Native Son’, ‘Valley Of The Boom’, ‘Spheres’, ‘Butterfly’, and their band S U R V I V E).

                                                                                                                              ‘Stranger Things’ has won seven Emmy Awards, and has been nominated for 216 various awards, with 77 wins.

                                                                                                                              Starring Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), David Harbour (Sheriff Jim Hopper), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), among many others

                                                                                                                              ‘Stranger Things 4’ is Netflix’s most-viewed English language series of all time.

                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                              Barry says: You synth soundtrack fans are ALWAYS in safe hands with Dixon & Stein (aka Survive). With rich oscillator throbs and tense pads akimbo, it's yet another suite of perfectly manicured soundtrackery that's perfect for the series (obviously) and just as good on the home stereo. Lovely.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              A Proper Thump
                                                                                                                              Hiiiiiiiii
                                                                                                                              Still Dizzy
                                                                                                                              Reign Fire From Above
                                                                                                                              Religious American
                                                                                                                              Surf That Tasty Pie
                                                                                                                              Follow Me Into Death
                                                                                                                              Project Nina
                                                                                                                              Being Different
                                                                                                                              Undressing
                                                                                                                              I Want You To Watch
                                                                                                                              A Realm Unspoiled By Mankind
                                                                                                                              Four Gates
                                                                                                                              Sleeping Dracula
                                                                                                                              Praying Something Will Happen To me
                                                                                                                              Stained Glass Roses
                                                                                                                              One
                                                                                                                              Gates Of Kamchatka
                                                                                                                              Top Secret Location
                                                                                                                              You're The Heart
                                                                                                                              Sleepyhead
                                                                                                                              Skull Rock
                                                                                                                              Spellcaster
                                                                                                                              You Should Go East
                                                                                                                              Unfortunate Development
                                                                                                                              Slashing The Tires
                                                                                                                              Soteria
                                                                                                                              ELVIS CLONED BY ALIENS
                                                                                                                              [delicate, Intense Music Playing…]
                                                                                                                              Demogorgons In Tanks
                                                                                                                              The Cure
                                                                                                                              Patient Confidentiality
                                                                                                                              Stay Calm, Focus On The Game
                                                                                                                              It’s Time Max
                                                                                                                              All Evil Must Have A Home
                                                                                                                              Flashlights, Flashlights
                                                                                                                              You Have Already Lost

                                                                                                                              Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

                                                                                                                              Stranger Things Season 1, Vol. 2

                                                                                                                              With its pillowy synth-pads and rich textures, the soundtrack to Volume Two seamlessly wanders through the 80s world of ‘Stranger Things’, breeding an unthreatening serenity with a gentle shift toward a darker mood. Floating between sweeter moments which temporarily blossom amidst the danger and decay, Volume Two is the second part of the ‘Stranger Things’ score, reaching climactic highs as the series comes to an end.

                                                                                                                              This soundtrack is instantly reminiscent of works by John Carpenter (‘Halloween’, ‘The Thing’), Tangerine Dream and Vangelis (‘Blade Runner’), whilst also delving into the ambience of Aphex Twin and more modern composers such as Cliff Martinez (‘Drive’, ‘Solaris’).

                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                              Barry says: Having been entranced with Stranger Things, reading this tracklist is like a 'skip to the end' recap of the latter half of the series, listening obviously makes it all the more enthralling. Moody synth ambience, throbbing saw waves and eerie sweeps. Unsurprisingly brilliant.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              Hopper Sneaks In
                                                                                                                              I Know What I Saw
                                                                                                                              Rolling Out The Pool
                                                                                                                              Over
                                                                                                                              Gearing Up
                                                                                                                              Flickering
                                                                                                                              First Kiss
                                                                                                                              Crying
                                                                                                                              Walking Down The Tracks
                                                                                                                              Where’s Barb?
                                                                                                                              Speak Of The Devil
                                                                                                                              Danger Danger
                                                                                                                              Tribulations
                                                                                                                              Flashback
                                                                                                                              Kids Two
                                                                                                                              Talking To Australia
                                                                                                                              Night Of The Seventh
                                                                                                                              See Any Rain?
                                                                                                                              Coffee & Contemplation
                                                                                                                              Inside The Black Room
                                                                                                                              Starts To Rain
                                                                                                                              Eleven Is Gone
                                                                                                                              Time For A 187
                                                                                                                              Something In The House
                                                                                                                              Still Pretty
                                                                                                                              Abilities
                                                                                                                              Tendril
                                                                                                                              They Found Us
                                                                                                                              Bad Men
                                                                                                                              Spiked Bat
                                                                                                                              Making Contact
                                                                                                                              What Do You Know
                                                                                                                              It’s Not My Boy
                                                                                                                              Something In The Wall
                                                                                                                              Let’s Go
                                                                                                                              Leap Of Faith
                                                                                                                              In Pursuit
                                                                                                                              Breaking And Entering
                                                                                                                              Stranger Things (Extended)

                                                                                                                              Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

                                                                                                                              Stranger Things Season 2

                                                                                                                              Dixon and Stein return for the latest addition to their overwhelming spate of excellence over the past couple years. Following on from the first series waas never going to be easy for anyone involved, with it's 80's buddy-movie hauntology vibe being perfectly accentuated by Survive's less shadowy alter-ego on soundtrack duties, but series 2 has lived up to that expectation in every way. I know, that episode was pretty ridiculous, but you don't have to listen to it do you. 

                                                                                                                              We kick things off with the haunting melancholy beauty of 'Walkin In Hawkins', perfectly capturing the eerie ambience of the city streets after the discovery of an analogue hell, hidden behind a bit of your local school. It's a moment we're all familiar with i'm sure, but Dixon & Stein manage to make its duality seem alluring, pressing forwards with paddling apreggio's and swelling pads.  Pieces like 'Eulogy' and 'On The Bus' talking things slowly forwards, opening the filters into an edgy benzoed bliss.

                                                                                                                              As we move onwards, things shift from a resolved optimism, into the inevitable downturn of a threatened society, with pieces like 'Descent Into The Rift' and 'Escape' providing a darker edge to things, moving towards the inevitable crescentic audiovisual finale. It's a brilliant companion to the programme, and just as much a divine pleasure in it's own right. Impeccable. 

                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                              Barry says: Brilliant pulsing synths, eerie atmospheres and soaring, crackling pads. An equal amount of pastoral, suburban meanderings, and supernatural, hellish drive. Stunning stuff once again.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              Walkin In Hawkins
                                                                                                                              Home
                                                                                                                              Eulogy
                                                                                                                              On The Bus
                                                                                                                              Presumptuous
                                                                                                                              Eight Fifteen
                                                                                                                              The First Lie
                                                                                                                              Scars
                                                                                                                              I Can Save Them
                                                                                                                              Descent Into The Rift
                                                                                                                              Chicago
                                                                                                                              Looking For A Way Out
                                                                                                                              Birth / Rescue
                                                                                                                              In The Woods
                                                                                                                              Digging
                                                                                                                              Symptoms
                                                                                                                              Eggo In The Snow
                                                                                                                              Soldiers
                                                                                                                              Choices
                                                                                                                              Never Tell
                                                                                                                              She Wants Me To Find Her
                                                                                                                              Shouldn’t Have Lied
                                                                                                                              It’s A Trap
                                                                                                                              Crib
                                                                                                                              The Return
                                                                                                                              Escape
                                                                                                                              We Go Out Tonight
                                                                                                                              Connect The Dots
                                                                                                                              The Hub
                                                                                                                              On Edge
                                                                                                                              What Else Did You See?
                                                                                                                              Run
                                                                                                                              Levitation
                                                                                                                              To Be Continued

                                                                                                                              Kevin Drumm

                                                                                                                              OG23

                                                                                                                                The album "Og23" by Kevin Drumm was released by Streamline / Indigo. This experimental electronic album is a mesmerizing journey through ambient soundscapes and abstract compositions.

                                                                                                                                With a runtime of over 70 minutes, "Og23" immerses listeners in a sonic world filled with intricate textures and captivating atmospheres. Drumm's mastery of sound manipulation is evident throughout the album, as he skillfully blends organic and synthetic elements to create a unique sonic experience.

                                                                                                                                The tracks on "Og23" range from gentle, ethereal drones to more intense and abrasive moments. Each piece unfolds gradually, allowing the listener to fully absorb the nuances and intricacies of the soundscapes. The use of various electronic instruments and effects adds depth and complexity to the compositions, creating an ever-evolving sonic landscape.

                                                                                                                                One of the standout features of "Og23" is its ability to evoke emotions and provoke introspection. The music invites listeners to explore their own thoughts and feelings as they navigate through the layers of sound. It is an album that rewards active listening, revealing new details with each subsequent playthrough.

                                                                                                                                Kevin Drumm's "Og23" is a must-have for fans of experimental electronic music. Its innovative approach to composition and meticulous attention to detail make it a captivating listening experience from start to finish. Whether you are a seasoned aficionado or new to the genre, this album offers something truly special that will leave a lasting impression.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                1. 1
                                                                                                                                2. 2

                                                                                                                                Kaktus Einarsson

                                                                                                                                Kick The Ladder

                                                                                                                                  ‘Kick The Ladder’ the anticipated debut album from Icelandic composer and songwriter Kaktus Einarsson, frontman of post-punk outfit Fufanu, will be released by One Little Independent on May 7th. It was produced by Kaktus, alongside Swiss electronic composer Kurt Uenala, and finished in New York City. It draws heavily on the concept of how we as a society relate to our surroundings, whether it’s environmental or personal. 

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  Kick The Ladder
                                                                                                                                  Ocean’s Heart
                                                                                                                                  Hypnotized
                                                                                                                                  No Runaway
                                                                                                                                  Daydream Echo
                                                                                                                                  Gone To Bed
                                                                                                                                  My Driver
                                                                                                                                  45rpm
                                                                                                                                  Story Of Charms
                                                                                                                                  One Of Those
                                                                                                                                  Space Soul
                                                                                                                                  Chimes

                                                                                                                                  Karen Elson's transformation from fashion’s favourite redheaded ingénue to beguiling chanteuse has been something of a slow burn. In 2003 she provided vocals for a version of Robert Plant's "Last Time I Saw Her" and in 2006 she recorded an English language version of "Je T’Aime… Moi Non Plus" ("I Love You… Me Neither") with Cat Power for a Serge Gainsbourg tribute album, but her main musical outlet has been as a founding member of New York City cabaret The Citizens Band, a downtown collective of musicians, performers, artists and acrobats whose lively Weimar-esque performances have enjoyed successful theatrical runs of their politically thematic shows.

                                                                                                                                  The 11 original compositions on "The Ghost Who Walks" were all written following Karen Elson’s 2005 relocation from New York City to Nashville. While making her home – and raising two children - in the city of country music, Karen took to writing songs for The Citizens Band and found she had plenty of other melodies in her head. Her and spouse Jack White quickly put a band together: Karen’s cabaret cohort Rachelle Garniez on accordion and vocals, The Dead Weather's Jack Lawrence on bass, My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel on pedal steel and brother-in-law Jackson Smith on guitar. Jack White took the role of producer and provided drums. Karen added a cover of Garniez's "Lunasa" to the recordings and within a matter of weeks she had an album's worth of material. Two of her more theatrical tracks, "100 Years From Now" and "Mouths To Feed", inspired in part by author Tim Egan’s dust bowl saga "The Worst Hard Time", were originally penned for her cabaret troupe. The rest of the album richly evokes the lonesome feel of country ("Cruel Summer"), the tormented side of the blues ("The Truth Is In The Dirt") and the haunted stories of traditional folk balladry ("Stolen Roses").

                                                                                                                                  Graphic artist Rob Jones took inspiration from Karen’s penchant for peach and black to create gorgeously smoldering album art.

                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                  Darryl says: A surprisingly excellent album from Jack White's missus, awash with sweet country tinged melodies.

                                                                                                                                  Kate Fagan

                                                                                                                                  I Don’t Wanna Be Too Cool (Expanded Edition)

                                                                                                                                    Kate Fagan took the Chicago punk scene by storm in the early 80’s with her self-released single “I Don’t Wanna Be Too Cool,” which became the best-selling single ever by a local artist at the legendary Wax Trax! Records. Today, Captured Tracks is thrilled to present an expanded, re-mastered edition of I Don’t Wanna Be Too Cool as a full-length vinyl album. Fagan wrote “I Don’t Wanna Be Too Cool” after moving to Chicago from New York in the late 70’s. The track is a critique of the emergent “hipster” attitude of the disco crowd and the posturing she was witnessing among her peers in New York. With its surf-inspired drum machine, irresistible melody, and defiant lyrics, “Too Cool” was immediately embraced by club DJs, radio stations, and independent record stores. Its b-side, “Waiting For The Crisis,” also gained notice for its raw musical style and politically charged Reagan-era lyrics, which still resonate today. In the years that followed, Fagan continued to break new ground. In 1980, she co-founded the enormously popular ska band Heavy Manners (whose dance parties are still legendary), and with them opened shows for The Clash, Grace Jones, Peter Tosh, The English Beat, and many more.

                                                                                                                                    The “Too Cool” single became a sought-after rarity among record collectors for decades after its initial release, until Manufactured Recordings gave it a proper reissue in 2016. Captured Tracks’ expanded 2023 follow-up features four unreleased songs, which encapsulate the gutsy, new wave energy that pulses through the original single. The final track, the reggae-tinged “Say It”, features production from the reggae legend Peter Toshand Bob Marley’s guitarist Donald Kinsey, who flew in from Jamaica to record with Heavy Manners after witnessing their impassioned live show. While the 2016 reissue re-established Fagan’s cult-classic status for a new audience, this new expanded release solidifies her place in a tradition of trailblazing, powerhouse frontwomen.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1 I Don’t Wanna Be Too Cool
                                                                                                                                    2 Waiting For The Crisis
                                                                                                                                    3 Master Of Passion
                                                                                                                                    4 Come Over
                                                                                                                                    5 Cover It Up
                                                                                                                                    6 Take Your Chances
                                                                                                                                    7 Something’s Wrong
                                                                                                                                    8 Say It

                                                                                                                                    Kyle Falconer

                                                                                                                                    No Love Songs For Laura

                                                                                                                                      "...an anthemic album that takes songwriter Kyle Falconer in bold new musical directions, that works the heart as much as the head, the dancing feet as much as the punching fist of joy."

                                                                                                                                      As the frontman of The View, Kyle Falconer smashed into the charts with the classic singles "Same Jeans" and "Wasted Little DJs" and earned a Mercury nomination for their #1 debut album ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’. A rocket powered decade followed during which they barely let up, careering through a rock ‘n’ roll attitude both on-and-off stage. A stint in rehab was followed by another stint in rehab. The songwriter reflects on that period in new song ‘Laura’, a heart-on-the-sleeve, not-quite-title-track paean to the aforesaid missus. He started by writing more songs on piano rather than guitar, before teaming up with the producer Frankie Siragusa and using a selection of Motown, soul and funk classics as reference points. The duo spent last August christening the brand-new studio in The Libertines’ recently opened Albion Rooms hotel and arts space in Margate, playing everything on a wealth of new material that Falconer had prepared. ‘No Love Songs for Laura’ is an earworm-stuffed, summer-evoking album demanding repeat plays, streams, views, likes and clicks. For another, this is Falconer reborn and rebooted, like we’ve never heard him before.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      1. Stress Ball
                                                                                                                                      2. Wait Around
                                                                                                                                      3. Laura
                                                                                                                                      4. Funeral Song
                                                                                                                                      5. Mother
                                                                                                                                      6. On My Own
                                                                                                                                      7. Still Here
                                                                                                                                      8. Miracle
                                                                                                                                      9. Listen Lucy
                                                                                                                                      10. Moan
                                                                                                                                      11. Rake Me In
                                                                                                                                      12. Don't Call Me Baby
                                                                                                                                      13. Monsters

                                                                                                                                      Kelly Finnigan

                                                                                                                                      The Tales People Tell

                                                                                                                                        Kelly Finnigan's debut solo album for Colemine Records represents the culmination of his 15 years of experience - in the studio as a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer - and touring the US and Europe as a singer, musician, and band-leader. The content within reflects his dedication to expression through the rich American music traditions of soul, gospel, doo-wop, and R&B. The subject is love. Its ecstasies and heartaches. Love sought, found, betrayed, lost, and rediscovered. The result is a marvelous collection of songs and performances that run the gamut from whispering tenderness to roaring appeals; from lean and mean to lush and lovely. And always, always, manifestly honest, and undeniably soulful. With Finnigan guiding these songs from their conception all the way to the record pressing plant, the new release provides the singular voice missing from soul music: a visionary that writes, records, performs and produces his own material. 

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        1. I Don’t Wanna Wait
                                                                                                                                        2. I’ll Never Love Again
                                                                                                                                        3. Smoking & Drinking
                                                                                                                                        4. Every Time It Rains
                                                                                                                                        5. Catch Me I’m Falling
                                                                                                                                        6. Since I Don’t Have You Anymore
                                                                                                                                        7. Impressions Of You
                                                                                                                                        8. I Called You Back Baby
                                                                                                                                        9. Freedom
                                                                                                                                        10. Can’t Let Him Down

                                                                                                                                        Keeley Forsyth

                                                                                                                                        Debris

                                                                                                                                          The songs comprising Keeley Forsyth’s debut, are, she states simply, “like blocks of metal that drop from the sky”. Minimal arrangements place that elemental voice front and centre. Nerves are quietly frayed over its running time; an intimate document of personal change, we’re held in limbo until the final note is left to ring. Debris explores the darker corners of domestic life, balancing the need to create with the responsibilities that come with a family, a partner and a career. Seismic ruptures behind closed doors. “There was a lot going on in my life that was heavy and hard,” she adds. “Songs were made under that moment.”

                                                                                                                                          Born and raised in Oldham in the north-west of England, Forsyth first made her name as an actor. Her enigmatic voice is so indelible even she is sometimes provoked to refer to it as a third person, like the characters she’s inhabited as an actor, this time populating songs sharing tales of the high and low tides, of freedom and entrapment, and of hard-won triumphs. “They’ve been in my mind for a while,” she concludes. “I have sung them to my children, and at home alone, and making this album has been an opportunity for me to discover the voice and being who sings these songs. It has changed me, and will continue to. I recognise my life again.”

                                                                                                                                          With sparse arrangements by pianist and composer Matthew Bourne and producer Sam Hobbs, Keeley Forsyth’s music is centred around a singular, emotionally raw and magnetic vocal delivery


                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          A1. Debris
                                                                                                                                          A2. Black Bull
                                                                                                                                          A3. It’s Raining
                                                                                                                                          A4. Look To Yourself
                                                                                                                                          B1. Lost
                                                                                                                                          B2. Butterfly
                                                                                                                                          B3. Large Oak
                                                                                                                                          B4. Start Again

                                                                                                                                          Keeley Forsyth

                                                                                                                                          Limbs

                                                                                                                                            Keeley Forsyth’s 2020 debut album found an elemental voice ringing out from beneath the rubble. Understated but devastating, Debris' success led to a transformation as the songs were brought to the stage. An innate performer, Forsyth found herself channelling something she hadn’t yet fully come to understand, and it was here that the voice found on Debris began to probe outwards and discover a physical form. It’s a form that fully takes shape on her second album Limbs.

                                                                                                                                            Anyone who saw Forsyth perform in the brief window after Debris was released and before shows ground to a halt can testify to the show’s power. In pin-drop silence, enraptured audiences watched as Forsyth inhabited a new body. No stranger to portraying characters in her career as an actor, this was something different.

                                                                                                                                            Limbs is a record of reckoning with that change. After the initial purge of Debris, those feelings of trauma and fear remain but there’s also a life to live. “Save me from the chair where sadness lies,” she sings on opener ‘Fires’, wrestling the need to be creative within the routine of daily life. Where Debris was composed and recorded in close proximity to instrumentalist and arranger Matthew Bourne, Limbs deploys a more expansive palette. With Forsyth at the centre, collaborator Ross Downes acts as another limb, remotely producing the pulses and drones which feed back into the voice. Bourne this time is enlisted to “Bring some of the soil of Debris” into Limbs. The result is clearer and more spacious. If Debris sounded like it was buried under the earth - Forsyth’s voice repressed and breathless - Limbs brings some of that live presence. 


                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            1. A1. Fires
                                                                                                                                            2. A2. Bring Me Water
                                                                                                                                            3. A3. Limbs
                                                                                                                                            4. A4. Land Animal
                                                                                                                                            5. B1. Blindfolded
                                                                                                                                            6. B2. Wash
                                                                                                                                            7. B3. Silence
                                                                                                                                            8. B4. I Stand Alone

                                                                                                                                            Keeley Forsyth

                                                                                                                                            The Hollow

                                                                                                                                              Keeley Forsyth is a singer, composer and actress from Oldham, UK. A frequent presence on primetime TV since the mid-'90s, over the past few years she has forged an unusual parallel career as a unique and uncompromising new presence in contemporary music. Described by Pitchfork as “arid and beautiful”, by Uncut as "astonishing" and The Sunday Times as "one of the most remarkable in years”, Keeley's debut LP 'Debris' (2020) and follow-up 'Limbs' (2022) drew unanimous critical praise, prompting comparisons with Nico, Beth Gibbons, Aldous Harding, Nick Cave, Anohni and even Scott Walker. It's often stated that no one else is making music quite like this.

                                                                                                                                              The bleak and foreboding landscape surrounding Keeley's North Yorkshire home seems to inhabit her third LP, 'The Hollow'. The moors, visible from her studio window, impact upon a music that feels made of these places: windswept, rain-soaked and blinking through the low-lit landscape. The album's title derives from discovering a long-abandoned mining shaft whilst out walking - the past lurking within and haunting the present we now occupy. A connection to time that places us within it, facing what is gone and what may come. But also, perhaps that time has no concern as to whether we're here or not.

                                                                                                                                              Keeley's unique elemental voice again sits centrally within this world-building. Her cathartic reflections are exorcisms in song. We hear an artist making sense of her life, willing to expose vulnerability without ever appearing weak. Working again with producer Ross Downes, the LP features Matthew Bourne and Colin Stetson, Forsyth sought to expand both her voice and music. Taking aspects of sacred music, minimalist post-classical, dark ambient, film and theatre soundtracks, she layers her vocals into chamber choirs, applies pitch shifts and other digital processing, moves from clear articulate intention to mumbled numb utterances.

                                                                                                                                              Composer Mihály Vig's score to Bela Tarr’s film 'The Turin Horse' is reimagined as a pressurised outpouring, recasting the everyday within a mythical light of survival and hope. On ‘A Shift’, Mal Finch's protest song ‘We Are Women, We Are Strong ‘, originally sung by wives and daughters in support of the '80s miner’s strikes, is recontextualised in solidarity for an experience of creative labour.

                                                                                                                                              A sought-after collaborator, Keeley is currently working towards new projects with Ben Frost, Teho Teardo, and Matthew Bourne. She has provided vocals for Louis Carnell; remixed both Gazelle Twin and Quin Quis; has soundtracked Maxine Peake’s directorial debut; and is currently developing a stage and studio project with Ben Frost and writer Robert MacFarlane.

                                                                                                                                              A magnetic live performer able to create an immersive almost ritualistic experience, Keeley recently received a standing ovation at Unsound and supports the LP with shows at Bristol New Music, Rewire festival and London's ICA.


                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              Side A
                                                                                                                                              1. The Answer
                                                                                                                                              2. The Hollow
                                                                                                                                              3. Come And See
                                                                                                                                              4. Eve
                                                                                                                                              5. Turning
                                                                                                                                              6. A Shift
                                                                                                                                              Side B
                                                                                                                                              1. Slush
                                                                                                                                              2. Drag Me Down
                                                                                                                                              3. Do I Breathe
                                                                                                                                              4. In The Corner
                                                                                                                                              5. Horse
                                                                                                                                              6. Creature

                                                                                                                                              Karel Goeyvaerts

                                                                                                                                              Karel Goeyvaerts

                                                                                                                                                Karel Goeyvaerts was born in Antwerp in 1923. After having received a humanistic education in Antwerp, he took courses at the Lemmens Institute in Malines. From 1943 until 1947 he studied at the Royal Flemish Conservatoire of Antwerp. From 1947 until 1950 he studied composition with Darius Milhaud, music analysis with Olivier Messiaen, and was, in addition, the pupil of Maurice Martenot at the Conservatoire National in Paris.

                                                                                                                                                In 1949 he was awarded the 2nd Prize for Composition and the Lili Boulanger Prize at the same Conservatoire. He obtained the Halphen Prize in 1950. During the winter of 1950-51 he wrote the ‘Sonata For Two Pianos’. Because of its decisive and total stylistic novelty he designated this work as ‘Composition No 1’, thus rejecting all his former work. With this sonata he created a structural synthesis of the dodecaphonic system of Anton Webern and the teachings of Olivier Messiaen, and laid the foundations for generalized ‘punctual’ serialism. He demonstrated the application of this technique on the electronic medium in his compositions Nrs. 4, 5 and 7.

                                                                                                                                                During the period 1951-1956, he influenced directly - through personal contact and intensive correspondence - the musical creativity of Karlheinz Stockhausen, whom he met during the summer-courses of 1951 in Darmstadt. In 1953, Goeyvaerts and Stockhausen produced the first electronic music in the studio of the NWDR in Cologne.

                                                                                                                                                In 1970 the BRT appointed him as producer at the Institute Of Psychoacoustics And Electronic Music (IPEM) in Ghent. Since 1974 he is in charge of the New Music productions for BRT-3 in Brussels. Karel Goeyvaerts received several awards, such as the Koopal Prize in 1967 and the Visser-Neerlandia Prize in 1969. He also was given commissions by the BRT, the Festival of Flanders and the NOS (Nederlandse Omroepstichting).

                                                                                                                                                His works have been performed in several European countries, in Canada, the United States, Japan and at the festivals of the International Society For Contemporary Music (ISCM) Brussels 1950, Oslo 1953, Graz 1972 and Bonn 1977.

                                                                                                                                                The first collection of some of Karel Goeyvaerts’ ultra rare releases, unavailable away from their original vinyl pressings.

                                                                                                                                                The third full length release on Finders Keepers’ new experimental imprint, Cacophonic.

                                                                                                                                                Krishna Goineau

                                                                                                                                                I Need A Slow

                                                                                                                                                  Krishna Goineau was born in Sri Lanka In 1981 Goinau moved to Düsseldorf, where he met Christo Haas (former DAF member) and Beate Bartel (Einsturzende Neubauten founding member). He became the singer of the joint project Liaisons Dangereuses and lent his unmistakable voice to the band's big hit ("Los Niños Del Parque"). In 2007/2008 he worked at home with analog synthesizers on a series of songs that to this day have never been released. Electronic cut-ups and haunting compositions that sound as contemporary as they are detached from any zeitgeist. Bureau B is very pleased to finally make a selection of these lost recordings available with this collection "I Need A Slow“.

                                                                                                                                                  Kim Gordon & Sinead Gleeson

                                                                                                                                                  This Woman's Work : Essays On Music

                                                                                                                                                    This Woman's Work: Essays on Music is edited by Kim Gordon and Sinead Gleeson and features contributors Anne Enright, Fatima Bhutto, Jenn Pelly, Rachel Kushner, Juliana Huxtable, Leslie Jamison, Liz Pelly, Maggie Nelson, Margo Jefferson, Megan Jasper, Ottessa Moshfegh, Simone White, Yiyun Li and Zakia Sewell.

                                                                                                                                                    Published to challenge the historic narrative of music and music writing being written by men, for men, This Woman's Work seeks to confront the male dominance and sexism that have been hard-coded in the canons of music, literature, and film and has forced women to fight pigeon-holing or being side-lined by carving out their own space. Women have to speak up, to shout louder to tell their story - like the auteurs and ground-breakers featured in this collection, including: Anne Enright on Laurie Anderson; Megan Jasper on her ground-breaking work with Sub Pop; Margo Jefferson on Bud Powell and Ella Fitzgerald; and Fatima Bhutto on music and dictatorship.

                                                                                                                                                    This Woman's Work also features writing on the experimentalists, women who blended music and activism, the genre-breakers, the vocal auteurs; stories of lost homelands and friends; of propaganda and dictatorships, the women of folk and country, the racialised tropes of jazz, the music of Trap and Carriacou; of mixtapes and violin lessons.

                                                                                                                                                    Kim Gordon

                                                                                                                                                    No Home Record

                                                                                                                                                      With a career spanning nearly four decades, Kim Gordon is one of the most prolific and visionary artists working today. A co-founder of the legendary Sonic Youth, Gordon has performed all over the world, collaborating with many of music’s most exciting figures including Tony Conrad, Ikue Mori, Julie Cafritz and Stephen Malkmus. Most recently, Gordon has been hitting the road with Body/Head, her spellbinding partnership with artist and musician Bill Nace. Despite the exhaustive nature of her résumé, the most reliable aspect of Gordon’s music may be its resistance to formula. Songs discover themselves as they unspool, each one performing a test of the medium’s possibilities and limits. Her command is astonishing, but Gordon’s artistic curiosity remains the guiding force behind her music.

                                                                                                                                                      It makes sense that this “American idea” (as Gordon says on the agitated rock track “Air BnB”) of purchasing utopia permeates the record, as no place is this phenomenon more apparent than Los Angeles, where Gordon was born and recently returned to after several lifetimes on the east coast. It was a move precipitated by a number of seismic shifts in her personal life and undoubtedly plays a role in No Home Record’s fascination with transience. The album opens with the restless “Sketch Artist,” where Gordon sings about “dreaming in a tent” as the music shutters and skips like scenery through a car window. “Even Earthquake,” perhaps the record’s most straightforward track embodies this mood; Gordon’s voice wavering like watercolor: “If I could cry and shake for you / I’d lay awake for you / I got sand in my heart for you,” guitar strokes blending into one another as they bleed out across an unstable page. Front to back, No Home Record is an expert operation in the uncanny. You don’t simply listen to Gordon’s music; you experience it.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      Sketch Artist
                                                                                                                                                      Air BnB
                                                                                                                                                      Paprika Pony
                                                                                                                                                      Murdered Out
                                                                                                                                                      Don’t Play It
                                                                                                                                                      Cookie Butter
                                                                                                                                                      Hungry Baby
                                                                                                                                                      Earthquake
                                                                                                                                                      Get Yr Life Back

                                                                                                                                                      Kim Gordon

                                                                                                                                                      The Collective

                                                                                                                                                        Musician and visual artist Kim Gordon returns with her second solo album, The Collective, which will be released March 8th on Matador.

                                                                                                                                                        Recorded in Gordon’s native Los Angeles, The Collective follows her 2019 full-length debut No Home Record and continues her collaboration with producer Justin Raisen (Lil Yachty, John Cale, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Charli XCX, Yves Tumor), with additional production from Anthony Paul Lopez. The album advances their joint world building, with Raisin’s damaged, blown out dub and trap constructions playing the foil to Gordon’s intuitive word collages and hooky mantras, which conjure communication, commercial sublimation and sensory overload.

                                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                        Barry says: An incendiary new outing from the one and only Kim Gordon. Blurring the boundaries between electronica, art rock and avant-pop, Gordon's unrelenting 'The Collective' is possibly her finest solo moment to date, and one of the highs of her legendary career.

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        1. BYE BYE
                                                                                                                                                        2. The Candy House
                                                                                                                                                        3. I Don’t Miss My Mind
                                                                                                                                                        4. I’m A Man
                                                                                                                                                        5. Trophies
                                                                                                                                                        6. It’s Dark Inside
                                                                                                                                                        7. Psychedelic Orgasm
                                                                                                                                                        8. Tree House
                                                                                                                                                        9. Shelf Warmer
                                                                                                                                                        10. The Believers
                                                                                                                                                        11. Dream Dollar

                                                                                                                                                        Swiss group Klaus Johann Grobe have been at it since 2012, and as they prepare to release their third album "Du Bist So Symmetrisch" (and third on Trouble In Mind), the group continues to defy description & blur the lines between electronic pop, dance music, synthesis & kosmische. "Du Bist So Symmetrisch" follows the inevitable path laid out by their previous album (the Basel Prize-winning "Spagat der Liebe"), incorporating the slinky, jazz-fusion-laced grooves populating late night clubs and braiding them together with the band's own blend of mutant electro-funk.

                                                                                                                                                        Driven by an organic, metronomic beat aligned with synth, chant-like vocals, and a monstrous funky bass, the music aims towards a certain kind of hypnosis, particularly as the sleeping pill echo-heavy vocals cycle over the locked grooves the pair throw down. "Du Bist..." begins with the cascading arpeggio of a synth, edging into view, before lurching into the placid dancefloor groove of the first single "Discogedanken". While the band invariably feels more at home in the club, Klaus Johann Grobe certainly aim towards the more dance-orientated arena of German music (see "Der König" or "Von Gestern"), aligning the metro pulse of Klaus Dinger and Kraftwerk's later techno work to more biological factors - like moss growing on the mainframe. 

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        1. Discogedanken
                                                                                                                                                        2. Ja!
                                                                                                                                                        3. Der König
                                                                                                                                                        4. Sintemal 1
                                                                                                                                                        5. Von Gestern
                                                                                                                                                        6. Watte In Meinem Kopf
                                                                                                                                                        7. Out Of Reach
                                                                                                                                                        8. Du + Ich
                                                                                                                                                        9. Sintemal 2
                                                                                                                                                        10. Siehst Du Mich Noch?
                                                                                                                                                        11. Zu Spät
                                                                                                                                                        12. An Diesem Abend

                                                                                                                                                        Klaus Johann Grobe

                                                                                                                                                        Io Tu Il Loro

                                                                                                                                                          RIYL: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Air, Cavern of Anti-Matter, Neu!, Marcos Valle, Todd Terje, Klaus Dinger, Blank Realm.

                                                                                                                                                          FOURTH album from the Swiss duo. Six years have passed since Swiss-based duo Klaus Johann Grobe's last long player "Du bist so symmetrisch" (2018) and you'll hear they've come a long way. "Io tu il loro", their fourth album for Chicago-based Trouble In Mind Records was written over two weeks in a cabin at the very end of a remote Swiss valley, where - pretty much at the same place - Klaus Johann Grobe came up with their whole debut full-length "Im Sinne der Zeit" album in 2014. What started out as simply making music again quickly turned into seriously making a new album. Once decided, the whole thing was finished rather quickly and recorded once again at David Langhard's Dala Studio at the end of 2022.

                                                                                                                                                          "Io tu il loro" is a record that cannot be done by endlessly fiddling around with hundreds of ideas and sounds. All it needed was a real break (Dani and Sevi didn't work on any Grobe related stuff until they met up in the mountains in 2022). It's an album with a blurry vision and soft limitations. You can somehow feel them looking back on all their work forgivingly and then moving on to what felt right. So here we are with nine tracks full of embracing warmth, so melancholicly welcoming you don't know if you want to smile or cry. Some might call it timeless, some might call it dad-rock... well, it certainly isn't disco for the masses, it's more like, "If I can't make myself dance after four beers, I can as well go home." So, no disco? No syncopated synths? No German? No reverb? Where's The Grobe? Take your time, you'll notice Klaus Johann Grobe aren't gone, they just took a turn before driving yet into another unknown. 

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          1. Highway High
                                                                                                                                                          2. Getting Down To Adria
                                                                                                                                                          3. Never Going Easy
                                                                                                                                                          4. When You Leave
                                                                                                                                                          5. Try
                                                                                                                                                          6. Bay Of Love
                                                                                                                                                          7. Io Sempre Di Tu
                                                                                                                                                          8. Better Do
                                                                                                                                                          9. You Gave It All 

                                                                                                                                                          Katharina Grosse & Stefan Schneider

                                                                                                                                                          Tiergarten

                                                                                                                                                            New collaborative release by Stefan Schneider (To Rococo Rot) & Katharina Grosse (performing artist).

                                                                                                                                                            Entitled Tiergarten, after the eponymous park in central Berlin. After Weissensee by NEU!, and Neukoln by Bowie and Eno - both named after districts of Berlin - Grosse and Schneider, with Tiergarten, bring their very own, fresh approach to this short but significant tradition of pulsating analogue synthesia dedicated to Berlin and its historic and aesthetic landscape. 

                                                                                                                                                            A misty glow flows along the recumbent silhouette of Kayla Guthrie’s new EP, "Falling Star". This is the body of the artist as aural ghost, her figure lit by shuddering rhythms and synthesized echoes, and she knows what she is doing when she stands in front of that light. Not only did she build it but she has written all about it, gathered the notes and transcribed the lyrics onto paper that is as sunshine. Guthrie is dazed and dazzling with so much light, yet the clouds roll in toward the light every time. Her translucent voice lifts your hem and so tender is her bite, so weird, so intense. This is new music spinning fast in a dance with archangels (Jarboe, Cocteau Twins, Lydia Tomkiw and Leslie Winer) and barreling straight through heaven’s gate.

                                                                                                                                                            Mixed by Ben Greenberg. Cut by Josh Bonati. Photography by Lena Shkoda, lettering by Will Sheldon. Edition of 200.




                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            A1. But I Am
                                                                                                                                                            A2. Thrown
                                                                                                                                                            B1. Falling Star

                                                                                                                                                            Kiki Gyan

                                                                                                                                                            24 Hours In A Disco 1978 - 1982

                                                                                                                                                              Hailed as Africa’s answer to Stevie Wonder, Ghanaian multi-instrumentalist Kiki Gyan was a musical wunderkind who by 1975 had risen from the lowly status of high school dropout to being ranked eighth in a poll of the greatest keyboardists in the world (occupying the rarefied air of the top ten with heavyweights like Steve Winwood, Billy Preston, and Stevie Wonder) as well as becoming an in-demand session player in the top recording studios of London - all before his twenty-first birthday.

                                                                                                                                                              Out on his own, he produced a series of highly ambitious disco records aimed at positioning him as an international star, but weighed down by the excesses of the era, Gyan saw his meteoric rise matched by an equally swift fall back into obscurity. Loved dearly by his contemporaries and sorely missed since his death in 2005 the story of the life of Kofi Kwarko ‘Kiki’ Gyan is one often told with warning by his friends to the new generation of aspiring Ghanaian popstars.

                                                                                                                                                              Soundway Records now collects the best of Gyan’s work as a frontman and solo artist, featuring an array of electrifying disco grooves that still sound contemporary (and in some cases futuristic) decades after their initial release.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              01. Kiki Gyan - Disco Dancer
                                                                                                                                                              02. Kiki Gyan - 24 Hours In A Disco
                                                                                                                                                              03. Kiki Gyan - Keep On Dancing
                                                                                                                                                              04. K G Band - Disco Train
                                                                                                                                                              05. The Twins - Pretty Pretty Girls
                                                                                                                                                              06. Kiki Gyan - Sexy Dancer
                                                                                                                                                              07. K G Band - 4Loving You 

                                                                                                                                                              Keiji Haino & SUMAC

                                                                                                                                                              Into This Juvenile Apocalypse Our Golden Blood To Pour Let Us Never

                                                                                                                                                                ‘Into this Juvenile Apocalypse our Golden Blood to Pour Let Us Never’ is the third collaborative album between trio SUMAC - Aaron Turner (guitar - ISIS, Old Man Gloom), Brian Cook (bass - Russian Circles), Nick Yacyshyn (drums - Baptists) - and Japan’s cultural provocateur, Keiji Haino.

                                                                                                                                                                ‘Into this Juvenile Apocalypse our Golden Blood to Pour Let Us Never’ finds the quartet navigating the push-and-pull of creative interplay with bolder strides and stronger chemistry. Recorded on May 21, 2019, at the Astoria Hotel on Vancouver BC’s notorious East Hastings Street as a one-off performance during a short North American tour for Haino, the six compositions comprising ‘Into this Juvenile Apocalypse our Golden Blood to Pour Let Us Never’ showcase a musical unit bouncing unfiltered ideas off of one another, mining a trove of textures and timbres from their armoury to buoy and bolster these living and breathing pieces. Like so many albums documenting free music, the thrill here is in the tightrope walk, the wavering moments of uncertainty, and the ecstatic moments of shared brilliance.

                                                                                                                                                                Whether deconstructing American blues, to a few rogue notes hanging across chasms of empty space in his solo endeavors, sparring with the nebulous fringes of psychedelia in Fushitsusha, or teaming up with musicians like Faust, Boris, Jim O’Rourke, Stephen O’Malley, John Zorn, and Peter Brötzmann for fleeting aural experiments, Haino’s work is never pre-planned or structured, but rather a completely spontaneous exploration of chemistry, texture, and dynamics.

                                                                                                                                                                SUMAC’s tenure is much younger than Haino’s, though guitarist-vocalist Aaron Turner has covered a similarly large swath of musical territory across numerous projects and collaborations.

                                                                                                                                                                Kathleen Hanna

                                                                                                                                                                Rebel Girl : My Life As A Feminist Punk

                                                                                                                                                                  An electric, searing memoir by the original riot grrrl and legendary frontwoman of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre Hey girlfriend I got a proposition, goes something like this: Dare ya to do what you want. Kathleen Hanna’s rallying cry to feminists echoed far and wide through the punk scene of the 1980s, ’90s, and beyond. Her band, Bikini Kill, embodies this iconic time, and today their gutsy, radical lyrics of anthems like ‘Rebel Girl’ and ‘Double Dare Ya’ are more powerful than ever.

                                                                                                                                                                  But where did this transformative voice come from? In Rebel Girl, Hanna’s raw and insightful new memoir, she takes us from her tumultuous childhood home, to her formative college years in Olympia, Washington, and on to her first years on tour, fighting hard for gigs and for her band. As Hanna makes blindingly clear, being in a ‘girl band’, especially a punk girl band, in those years was not a simple or a safe prospect. Male violence and antagonism threatened at every turn, and surviving as a singer who was a lightening rod for controversy took limitless amounts of determination.

                                                                                                                                                                  But the relationships she developed during those years buoyed her – including with her bandmates Tobi Vail, Kathi Wilcox, and Billy Karren; her friendship with Kurt Cobain; and her introduction to Joan Jett – and they were a testament to how the true punk world nurtured and cared for its own. Hanna opens up about falling in love with Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys and her debilitating battle with Lyme disease, and she brings us behind the scenes of her later bands, Le Tigre and The Julie Ruin. She also writes candidly about the Riot Grrrl movement and its decline, documenting with love its grassroots origins but critiquing its later exclusivity.

                                                                                                                                                                  In an uncut voice all her own, Hanna reveals the darkest, hardest times along with the most joyful – and how it all fuelled her revolutionary art, from the 1980s to today.

                                                                                                                                                                  Karl Hector And The Malcouns

                                                                                                                                                                  Non Ex Orbis

                                                                                                                                                                    Kraut-jazz-rock produced by JJ Whitefield (Poets of Rhythm/Whitefield Brothers). The long-standing band’s third album. Featuring Marja Burchard (Embryo). Download card for WAV files included. It’s been over ten years since Karl Hector and the Malcouns’ Sahara Swing saw release on Now-Again in 2008. The album swung with influences from across the African diaspora and set the stage for a cult, but influential following. Hermes designer Christophe Lemaire picked tracks from Karl Hector and The Malcouns as amongst his favorites in the Now-Again catalog, and included them on his Where Are You From anthology. Festival promoters intrigued by the possibility of resurrecting the careers of once forgotten African mavericks – from Ghana’s Ebo Taylor to the progenitors of Zambia’s Zamrock scene – brought Hector and crew across Europe playing festivals for ecstatic fans.

                                                                                                                                                                    Producer JJ Whitefield even founded an Afro-Rock band, Johnny!, with Taylor’s son Henry. Unstraight Ahead, their sophomore release from 2014, found the band exploring territories even outside of the expansive scope of Sahara Swing: West African sounds of Ghana and Mali met the East African sounds of Mulatu Astatke’s Ethiopian jazz, tied together with the groove heavy experimentalism of The Malcouns’ 70s Krautrock godfathers: Can, of course, but also more obscure and equally adventurous groups like Agitation Free, Ibliss and Tomorrow’s Gift. “We look to Middle Eastern funk and psychedelic fusions, and to various ethnic records for sound and phrasing,” Whitefield stated at the time of Unstraight Ahead’s release. “We’re trying to combine the global experimentalism of Krautrock with the backbeat of funk.” Non Ex Orbis, the band’s third studio album, digs deeper into the Krautrock history embedded deep in the soil of their native Munch - three of the most influential bands of the 1970s experimental German rock scene spurng from there: Amon Düül, Popol Vuh and Embryo.

                                                                                                                                                                    Influenced by these musical heroes, Whitefield shapes a sound that takes the experimental approach of the classic Krautrock era and slides between beat-heavy drone and spacey, prog-rock suites. Marja Burchard, daughter of Embryo mastermind Christian Burchard, fronts the group on keyboard, vibraphone and other-worldly vocals. Al Markovic joins longstanding Malcoun Zdenko Curilija to round out the ensemble. Non Ex Orbis, read by Whitefield and the band as Out Of This World, symbolizes an innocent way of composing and improvising music, free from the influences of our contemporary environment, preserving a childlike way of hearing sounds in their unfiltered purity. “Some will classify this as a retro, but for the band it simply is a form of creating, Whitefield states. “We’re drawing from an established musical vocabulary which was popular at a time in Germany, when underground musical culture had its creative peak”. 

                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                    A1. Non Ex Orbis
                                                                                                                                                                    A2. Crawling Through Your Mind
                                                                                                                                                                    A3. Hymnin5 (Extended)
                                                                                                                                                                    A4. Stossgebet
                                                                                                                                                                    B1. Asteroid
                                                                                                                                                                    B2. Inhale / Exhale
                                                                                                                                                                    B3. Mother Seletta
                                                                                                                                                                    B4. Dekagon

                                                                                                                                                                    Keaton Henson

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                                                                                                                                                                      Keaton Henson

                                                                                                                                                                      House Party

                                                                                                                                                                        Two years after ‘Monument’, Keaton Henson comes back with a new studio album, ‘House Party’. About the album, Keaton says : “I wanted to make an upbeat confident pop record about depression and being a performer, written from the viewpoint of an artist who has hollowed himself out over a long career in the name of success, an alternate universe version of me (the guy in the pink suit), who is left empty and lonely from climbing to the top, but is still only able to express these feelings in the language of confident, performative pop songs.”

                                                                                                                                                                        Henson says that once he knew he was making a pop album, something inside him was allowed to run free. The stakes were somehow lowered. Take, for instance, the blissfully bleary ache of Envy one of several choruses on the record that resound in your head long after the needle reaches the runout groove. Henson says that when he wrote the song, he was trying to channel the fist pumping triumphalism of Britpop. However, that’s not something altogether apparent to anyone listening to the song. What you hear instead is perhaps something closer to the tender consolation songs of Teenage Fanclub. It’s almost as if, in this parallel world, the guy in the pink suit arrestingly depicted on the sleeve of House Party by acclaimed figurative artist Tristan Pigott is starting to fall apart before real life Keaton has fully clocked it.

                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                        1. I’m Not There
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Rain In My Favourite House
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Envy
                                                                                                                                                                        4. The Meeting Place
                                                                                                                                                                        5. Two Bad Teeth
                                                                                                                                                                        6. Stay
                                                                                                                                                                        7. Late To You
                                                                                                                                                                        8. Parking Lot
                                                                                                                                                                        9. Holiday
                                                                                                                                                                        10. The Mine
                                                                                                                                                                        11. Hooray
                                                                                                                                                                        12. Hide Those Feelings

                                                                                                                                                                        Keaton Henson

                                                                                                                                                                        Monument

                                                                                                                                                                          Keaton Henson’s new album Monument is a rare thing. It is an album about loss, and dealing with losing the ones we love, but told, in incredibly candid detail, through the aspects of our lives that surround the trauma itself, about love, ageing, recovery, life, seen through the prism of grief.

                                                                                                                                                                          With the posting of an enigmatic and cryptic goodbye in 2016; Epilogue, Henson’s next project ended up becoming Six Lethargies, a complex and ambitious symphony for string orchestra, dealing with the minutiae of mental illness. He put away the guitar and retreated to his home for three years to compose it. Monument now finds Keaton re-emerging with an album of songs about grief, and how it permeates our lives.

                                                                                                                                                                          The record began when, having recovered from both Six Lethargies and the circumstances that inspired it, Henson moved from London to the wilds of the English countryside, spending long days outside chopping wood, tending to the grounds, and watching birds of prey soaring above. It was from this remote outpost that he finally felt ready to look at a subject he had been avoiding for his entire songwriting career; the decades long illness, and imminent death of his father, who passed two days before he finished recording the album.

                                                                                                                                                                          Keaton: “I suppose it is, at its heart, much like my first record; a collection of things I wanted to say, just so they’re out of my system, and not necessarily for anyone else to hear. I made it at home, mostly alone, to the sound of birds and rainstorms, at strange hours of day and night. But, once the bones were recorded, I was somewhat unexpectedly joined by an amazing group of people, who came to musically lift me on their shoulders, and take these unsaid feelings to another plain in terms of sound.”

                                                                                                                                                                          These people came in the form of Radiohead’s Philip Selway providing drums and percussion, guitars provided by Leo Abrahams, saxophones from composer Charlotte Harding and at one point a full string section.

                                                                                                                                                                          It culminates in a record that is at once intensely intimate and vulnerable, but carries with it a confidence and elevation in its musical language; the simple up-close picking of Henson’s guitar lifted on a soft bed of electronics and lo-fi tape sound, the moments of joyful acceptance punctuated by soaring drums and woodwinds, that feels like jumping in a cold pool on a warm day.

                                                                                                                                                                          The sound of tape and VHS are a crucial vein that run throughout the album, carrying the feeling of memory and nostalgia, family and childhood. The subtle recurring use of home video sounds suddenly brings the biographical nature of the album to life, before receding again into the background.

                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                          1. Ambulance
                                                                                                                                                                          2. Self Portrait
                                                                                                                                                                          3. Ontario
                                                                                                                                                                          4. Career Day
                                                                                                                                                                          5. Prayer
                                                                                                                                                                          6. While I Can
                                                                                                                                                                          7. Bed
                                                                                                                                                                          8. The Grand Old Reason
                                                                                                                                                                          9. Husk
                                                                                                                                                                          10. Thesis
                                                                                                                                                                          11. Bygones

                                                                                                                                                                          Keaton Henson

                                                                                                                                                                          Supernova - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                                                                                                                                                                            Soundtrack to the film ‘Supernova’, composed by UK cult folk rock hero, artist and poet Keaton Henson (‘Something Better to Come’, ‘Young Men’).

                                                                                                                                                                            Pressed on classic black vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                            “Keaton Henson’s mournful score adds gravitas to Firth and Tucci’s phenomenal turns.” - thejc.com

                                                                                                                                                                            “Keaton Henson’s music is an element worth considering” - Variety

                                                                                                                                                                            “A suitably moving piano-based score by Keaton Henson also enhance the elegance of the story” - heyuguys.com

                                                                                                                                                                            Released in conjunction with the film.

                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                            The Night Sky
                                                                                                                                                                            Losing Tusker
                                                                                                                                                                            The Lake
                                                                                                                                                                            The Road To Lilly’s
                                                                                                                                                                            A Silent Drive
                                                                                                                                                                            Stargazing
                                                                                                                                                                            Let Me Be With You
                                                                                                                                                                            Supernova
                                                                                                                                                                            Salut D’Amour - Jeremy Young

                                                                                                                                                                            Kristin Hersh

                                                                                                                                                                            Crooked

                                                                                                                                                                              “Her significant solo output has been remarkable” Drowned In Sound. Following a special vinyl release for this year’s Record Store Day celebrating its tenth anniversary, ‘Crooked’ will be reissued on black vinyl and CD on 27th September.

                                                                                                                                                                              ‘A figurehead for feminist indie rock’ (Classic Rock), Kristin Hersh achieved a music and publishing first when her eighth solo album was initially released as a multi-media book in 2009. Hersh’s “poetic, provocative and puzzling songcraft” (The Washington Post) makes ‘Crooked’ a stunning record. The resplendent, melancholic ‘Flooding’ came to Hersh in the form of song but was also a premonition of the imminent death of close friend and musician Vic Chesnutt. Mainstay in her recent live shows, ‘Mississippi Kite’ is snarly and unsettling whilst the spectral psychedelic tones of ‘Rubidoux’ stem from a 50foot Wave car ride and a late-night recording session. The songs still lead the way hitting Hersh fully formed but it’s her beguiling raspy vocals paired with guitar, and any other instrument that she chose to play on this album, that has a beautiful intensity that’s jarring, unpredictable and inherent in her music. “She's still as powerful a presence as she ever was.” Pitchfork… 

                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                              1. Moan
                                                                                                                                                                              2. Sand
                                                                                                                                                                              3. Glass
                                                                                                                                                                              4. Mississippi Kite
                                                                                                                                                                              5. Fortune
                                                                                                                                                                              6. Coals
                                                                                                                                                                              7. Crooked
                                                                                                                                                                              8. Krait
                                                                                                                                                                              9. Flooding
                                                                                                                                                                              10. Rubidoux 


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