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Pluto

Rising - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

    Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
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    Expanded reissue of the 1995 Electronica / House / Techno Double LP by Rolo McGinty of The Woodentops. Resequenced & remastered with 3 extra tracks (2 previously unreleased) plus the Mix of Rockerfeller that made a stir on Trance Europe Express 2. Excellent music composition, sequencing, layers and shifting directions on every track. Up-there with the best in House-Techno. If this was by Larry Heard or Terrence Parker - this would have been hailed a classic...Superb album! 

    Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres

    Who’s Been Having You Over / Paradise Is Under Your Nose

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      Listen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWgDKIr3VmQ&feature=youtu.be 2000 only worldwide on pink vinyl. Who’s Been Having You Over is the first single from Peter Doherty, The Libertines and Babyshambles new band, The Puta Madres. Paradise Is Under Your Nose will be the second single. This special RSD release brings both digital only singles together. These mixes are exclusive to this RSD release and wont be on vinyl again. Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres release their eponymously titled debut album on Friday 26th April though Strap Originals. ‘Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres’ was recorded live to beautifully capture the essence and spirit of the Puta Madres at a family home overlooking a fishing village in Étretat Normandy, over 4 days last summer and mixed at Urchin Studios (East London). The album is engineered by Dan Cox (Laura Marling, Thurston Moore, Florence & The Machine)and produced by Jai Stanley (long time friend and manager). ‘Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres’ is a devastatingly intimate portrait of love, loss, being lost, happiness, tragedy, addiction and the power of the human soul to transcend its darker levels. All the songs from the album were road tested over the last 18 months across Europe at Festivals and headline shows. Tracks : Who's Been Having You Over (CT Single Mix) - 3.41 / Paradise Is Under Your Nose (Single Version) - 4.41

      Primal Scream

      Dixie Narco EP (RSD21 EDITION)

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        A hidden but much loved  gem from the band's early 90s output, the Dixie-Narco EP was released in 1992. Recorded at Ardent Studios, Memphis, it marked a continuation of the experimentation explored on the preceding Screamadelica album, taking in acid house, country blues and a rare Dennis Wilson cover across its four tracks. Long out of print, the 2021 RSD edition is the first official reissue since 1992. Artwork and packaging replicates that of the original EP

        Pearl Jam

        Live On Two Legs (RSD22 EDITION)

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          Originally released in 1998, Live OnTwo Legs documents the band's US Summer tour that year in support of the Yield album. 16 tracks, 2-LP gatefold packaging.

          Poliça

          Give You The Ghost (RSD22 EDITION)

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            10-year anniversary of POLICA 's classic debut album Give You The Ghost, repressed on limited edition white opaque vinyl and limited to 1,500 worldwide. Give You The Ghost was one of 2012's standout debut albums, marrying as it did post-rock and R&B to stunning effect, leading Bon Iver's Justin Vernon to describe them then as "the best band he'd ever heard".

            Give You The Ghost's influence on sonics and production can still being felt to this day. Lead singer Channy Leaneagh's delicate yet visceral vocals, occasionally and subtly manipulated by a Helicon 5, formed a sweet harmonic partnership with Chris Bierden's bass riffs. This, matched with the twin attack of drummers Drew Christopherson and Ben Ivascu and the anti-production techniques of fifth member Ryan Olson, made POLICA a unique proposition, as demonstrated on singles Lay Your Cards Out, Dark Star and Wandering Star. A break out performance at 2012's SXSW saw them booked for TV slots on Jimmy Fallon and Later with Jools Holland, plus a plethora of festivals including Coachella and Glastonbury. 

            TRACK LISTING

            A1 Amongster
            A2 I See My Mother
            A3 Violent Games
            A4 Dark Star
            A5 Form
            B1 The Maker
            B2 Lay Your Cards Out
            B3 Fist, Teeth, Money
            B4 Happy Be Fine
            B5 Wandering Star
            B6 Leading To Death

            Peaness

            Are You Sure? (RSD23 EDITION)

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              Peaness' double EP "Are You Sure?", featuring songs from their first ever EP "No Fun" plus previous 7" and cassette releases such as "Oh George" and "Seafoam Islands" which was originally released in 2017. As a firm fan favourite, their 'Petite Pois' as they have so affectionately named their fanbase, will be over the moon that they are finally getting a repressing of this record. Limited one off pressing on Splatter (green and yellow) coloured vinyl.

              TRACK LISTING

              A1 Oh George
              A2 Seafoam Islands
              A3 Sam Place
              A4 Skin Surfing
              A5 Ugly Veg
              B1 Summer Song
              B2 Fortune Favours The Bold
              B3 I'm Not Your Problem
              B4 No-One
              B5 Breakfast

              Pearls Before Swine

              Balaklava (RSD23 EDITION)

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                Double LP expanded re-issue of Pearls Before Swine's follow up to "One Nation Underground", plus a second disc of unreleased extras including demos, rehearsals and alternative versions. With a faithfully recreated original sleeve and extensive notes, produced in collaboration with the Tom Rapp Estate. "The near-brilliant follow-up intended as a defiant condemnation of the Vietnam War, it doesn't offer anthemic, fist-pounding protest songs. Instead, Tom Rapp vented his anger through surrealist poetry, irony, and historical reference." AllMusic. "A high point in his recorded output." Goldmine. "A high of psychedelic delicacy and deceptive urgency, one of his masterpieces." Rolling Stone.

                Pearls Before Swine

                One Nation Underground (RSD23 EDITION)

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                  Double LP expanded re-issue of Pearls Before Swine's classic debut, plus unreleased extras, including demos, rehearsals and alternative versions. With faithfully recreated original sleeve and extensive notes, all created in collaboration with the Tom Rapp Estate. The psychedelic-folk debut from "one of the most erudite, literate minds in rock" a stunning piece of work, from the nightmarish sleeve art - the "Hell Panel" from Hieronymus Bosch's 15th century painting "Garden Of Delights" - to the strange yet powerful songs." AllMusic. "From moody, poetic gems to the anger and intensity of the bitter anti-war anthem, "Uncle John". Fiercely unique and individual sounding." Goldmine. "A high of psychedelic delicacy and deceptive urgency, one of his masterpieces." Rolling Stone.

                  Poison Girls

                  Hex (RSD23 EDITION)

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                    Poison Girls "Hex" was first recorded and released in 1979. The recordings were produced by Penny Rimbaud and the band was led by vocalist Vi Subversa. Poison Girls came up on the punk wave, but Vi was obviously not your typical frontwoman. She was a 44-year-old mother, singing about life as a single parent. A unique and powerful voice both then and now. The album was recorded live in the studio, with precious few overdubs. This creates an immediacy and urgency to the performances. It bristles with the energy of anger, paranoia, hopelessness, helplessness, mental fragility and full-on anguish. Vi Subversa took no prisoners. The stunning gatefold sleeve contains new insightful liner notes by founding guitarist Richard Famous. In addition, an insert is included with complete song lyrics and rare archival band photos overseen by the Poison Girls bass player, Bernhardt Rebours. This vinyl format of ëHexí is a 2023 Record Store Day exclusive. It is an 8 song 12ì LP, to be played at 45 RPM, and pressed on Blood Red vinyl. This record, from 1979, was streets ahead of its time. Is it as important and relevant to 2023 as it was then? Listen and learn. (btw, the answer is yes)

                    Polica

                    Shulamith (RSD23 EDITION)

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                      POLIÇA, founded by vocalist Channy Leaneagh and producer Ryan Olson out of the ashes of Minneapolis collective Gayngs, and featuring Drew Christopherson, and Ben Ivascu on drums and Chris Bierden on bass, came seemingly from nowhere with their debut ‘Give You The Ghost’, released in April 2012 and which became one of that year’s most beloved albums. 

                      Born out of a tumultuous, head spinning subsequent 18 months POLIÇA released their second album Shulamith in October 2013, the album named in homage to pioneering feminist activist and thinker Shulamith Firestone with cover banned by Apple and hit singles including “Chain My Name” and the Justin Vernon featuring “Tiff”.

                      Musically, ‘Shulamith’ demonstrated an increased mastery and extension of the unique sonic palette that POLIÇA mined on their debut album. The recording process was naturally a more collaborative process than their debut, with the band reacting to and working off Olsen’s beats, drawing on elements of R&B, electronica and dub to create a sound that, already, this early in their career, is uniquely and identifiably their own. Leaneagh’s continued exploration of, and increased control over the effects processor to manipulate and enhance her already outstanding voice take her vocals to new and unusual heights.

                      'Shulamith' reaffirmed POLIÇA as one of the most fascinating and vital groups in forward-thinking pop. Ultimately, Channy succinctly summed up the ideas and themes behind ‘Shulamith’, and POLIÇA as follows: “Drums. Bass. Synths. Me, Women”.

                      2023 marks 10 years since the release of 'Shulamith' and this double LP edition comes on blue opaque vinyl.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Chain My Name
                      Smug
                      Vegas
                      Warrior Lord
                      Very Cruel
                      Torre
                      Trippin
                      Tiff (featuring Justin
                      Vernon)
                      Spilling Lines
                      Matty
                      I Need $
                      So Leave

                      Peter Murphy

                      Peter Live-Volume 1-Covers (RSD24 EDITION)

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                        Paramore

                        RE: This Is Why (Remix Album) (RSD24 EDITION)

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                          RSD 2024. Re: This Is Why is a new version of the record which includes 12 tracks

                          Paramore

                          This Is Why + RE: This Is Why (Remix Album) (RSD24 EDITION)

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                            Re: This Is Why is a new version of the record which includes 12 tracks ñ 11 tracks are reimagined versions of songs from the original This Is Why record, created by influences and collaborators of Paramore The reimagined record features collaborations from: Foals Remi Wolf Romy Wet Leg Zane Lowe The Linda Lindas Panda Bear DOMi & JD BECK Claud Julien Baker Bartees Strange It also includes a previously unreleased demo from Paramore

                            Parliament

                            Osmium - Deluxe Edition (RSD24 EDITION)

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                              Pearl Jam

                              Dark Matter (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                RSD Exclsuive Colour Variant of new album

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                                Live At KEXP (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                  Pixies

                                  Live From Red Rocks 2005 (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                    Recorded in 2005 at the legendary venue in Denver, an iconic venue where a number of legendary live recordings have taken place over the years from likes of U2, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Depeche Mode, The Grateful Dead and Neil Young. This recording features the Pixies in their fullest form with the original lineup present and correct (David Lovering on drums, Joey Santiago on guitar, bassist Kim Deal, and Charles Michael Kittridge "Frank Black Francis" Thompson IV). The epic 27 song set features all of the Pixies classic material including Here Comes Your Man, Where Is My Mind?, Hey and Debaser.

                                    This recording has never previously been available on vinyl and it's now pressed on orange marble 140g vinyl.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Wave Of Mutilation
                                    Allison
                                    Broken Face
                                    Monkey Gone To Heaven
                                    Number 13 Baby
                                    Cactus
                                    The Sad Punk
                                    Velouria
                                    Bone Machine5
                                    I Bleed
                                    Caribou
                                    Mr. Grieves
                                    Tame
                                    Hey
                                    Stormy Weather
                                    Gouge Away
                                    Dead
                                    Debaser
                                    Gigantic
                                    La La Love You
                                    Here Comes Your Man
                                    Holiday Song
                                    Nimrod’s Son
                                    Vamos
                                    Where Is My Mind?
                                    In Heaven
                                    Wave Of Mutilation

                                    Prefab Sprout

                                    Lions In My Garden (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                      Debut release, x4 trk EP on Black Vinyl. 40th anniversary.

                                      Prince Far I

                                      Cry Tuff Chants On U (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                        Propaganda

                                        Die 1000 Augen Des Dr. Mabuse (Volume 1) / The 1000 Eyes Of Dr. Mabuse (Volume 1. (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                          After the incredible chart success last year of Propaganda's The Heart Is Strange, and its accompanying Record Store Day release of rarities, UMR / ZTT are celebrating 40 years since Propaganda's landmark 1984 single Dr. Mabuse.To mark the occasion comes this coloured vinyl Record Store Day mini-album, created around the rarities in the ZTT vaults. Gathering together tracks that are rare or previously unreleased on vinyl, as well as being many long-deleted on CD, this 8-track wonder showcases a plethora of different interpretations of one of the mid-80s landmark electronic pop songs. Highlights include: ëThe Last Wordí, previously only on CD versions of ëA Secret Wishí; the 10-minute DJ Promo version íDas Testament des Dr, Mabuseí, also never released on vinyl; the heavily industrial ëIm Stahlnetz Des Mabuseí and the limited 1984 12" version of Das Testament Des Dr Mabuse (13th Life Mix)í.

                                          Public Image Limited

                                          End Of World (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                            Public Image Limited

                                            This Is Pil (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                              Public Image Limited

                                              What The World Needs Now (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                Public Service Broadcasting

                                                Gagarin (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                  Pulp

                                                  Intro The Gift Recordings (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                    This collection, originally released in October 1993, just prior to the bandís Island debut, includes all the singles Pulp recorded for Gift Records, including both the A- and B-sides. From the opening track, Space, Pulpís confidence and talent for creating terrific pop singles ñ is in evidence. Songs such as U., Razzamatazz and Babies showcase their signature sound ñ tight pop melodies and a theatrical approach that echoes the art rock of Roxy Music and David Bowie, but with their unique twist.The compilation includes the original single mix version of Babies, released in 1992, and slightly different from the 1994 version available on the album His ëní Hers. Sheffield: Sex City, a three-part story, features a spoken vocal contribution from keyboardist Candida Doyle (one of the rare times her voice is audible on a Pulp song) reciting a selection from the book My Secret Garden by Nancy FridayRelease as an exclusive RSD blue vinyl limited edition, Remastered at Abbey Road, Long out of print

                                                    Pharoah Sanders

                                                    Harvest Time (Radio Edit) / Love Will Find A Way (Radio Edit) (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                      Pat Thomas Featuring Lalo Schifrin

                                                      Desafinado (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                        Piero Umiliani

                                                        LíArcangelo OST (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                          Paul Weller

                                                          Soul Wandering / Rise Up Singing (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                            Taken from Paul Weller's upcoming seventeenth studio album. Available on transparent red 7" vinyl.

                                                            Pete Wylie & The Mighty WAH!

                                                            Heart As Big As Liverpool (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                              Peter Alexander Jobson

                                                              The Piano Tuner - Signed Edition

                                                                Peter Alexander Jobson: Musician, Composer, Performer. Ex member of Mercury nominated I Am Kloot. On occasion guitar player for Guy Garvey. On occasion bass player for Nadine Shah.

                                                                Ahead of the release of his debut album in 2022, adopted Mancunian Peter Alexander Jobson brings us this rather wonderful four track EP.

                                                                "I have been writing and recording my debut album for 50 years. It is now complete."

                                                                “When men do great things everyone knows it takes them a very long time”.

                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                Andy says: Imagine the plaintive beauty of Bill Fay, but with a wicked sense of humour. Or Richard Hawley's classicist vibes but topped with a barstool storyteller. Then you'll get some idea of the sound of PAJ. There's a real poise and deep sense of bruised beauty on display here. It's magnificent.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                Side A
                                                                1. Holiday (Live)
                                                                2. Just ‘Cause I'm Dead
                                                                3. Please Please Please

                                                                Side B
                                                                1. Kesta

                                                                Paul Weller

                                                                Illumination - 2021 Reissue

                                                                  First ever vinyl reissue of Paul Weller’s sixth solo studio album Illumination. Originally released in September 2002, the UK #1 album includes the hit singles “It’s Written in The Stars” (#7) and “Leafy Mysteries” (#23) with guest performances from Carleen Anderson, Jocelyn Brown, Kelly Jones and Noel Gallagher. Features faithful original packaging replication including bespoke sleeve with rounded corners, cut at London’s Metropolis Studios and pressed on 180g vinyl at MPO in France.

                                                                  Parekh & Singh

                                                                  Science City

                                                                    Science City is the second LP from dream pop duo Parekh & Singh. If their debut Ocean conjured a lush landscape populated by magical creatures, Science City sees our sharpsuited star-gazers materialising in another dimension - a retro-future world of doctors and scientists, quantum mechanics and plans to unlock the secrets of the “Universosphere”. Parekh’s divine vocals once again backed by vintage synths and Singh’s expertly effervescent percussion. Opener Sunbeam depicts an ‘AI being’ blinking in the sun whilst contemplating its own obsolescence. Down at the Sky is an Escher-like search for truth and Hello is described curiously as “creamy music for advanced nighttime driving on deserted streets”. The ennuidrenched Summer Skin opens a hazy portal to the bucolic, where we find our singer alone with an acoustic guitar, pondering the “momentariness of life”. Be Something’s squelchy synths and xylophone runs channel a rainy day Steely Dan. While Evening Sun soars over circuit board landscapes, with 8-bit laser gun FX pulsing by, Monkey depicts a video game set in a luminous forest biosphere. Following Surgeon’s dissection of the dark heart of the infosphere, the prog-pop splendour of 100 Shadows journeys below “our troubled surface world” to a secret kingdom of synthesisers. For all the talk of “particle physics” and “aerodynamics”, it’s love that sustains life in the dreamlike Fwd Slash. The limpid beauty of soul-pop gem Crystalline brings Science City to a suitably sublime conclusion.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1. Sunbeam
                                                                    2. Down At The Sky
                                                                    3. Hello
                                                                    4. Summer Skin
                                                                    5. Be Something
                                                                    6. Evening Sun
                                                                    7. Monkey
                                                                    8. Forward Slash
                                                                    9. Surgeon
                                                                    10. One Hundred Shadows
                                                                    11. Crystalline

                                                                    Parekh & Singh

                                                                    Science City

                                                                      Science City is the second LP from dream pop duo Parekh & Singh. If their debut Ocean conjured a lush landscape populated by magical creatures, Science City sees our sharpsuited star-gazers materialising in another dimension - a retro-future world of doctors and scientists, quantum mechanics and plans to unlock the secrets of the “Universosphere”. Parekh’s divine vocals once again backed by vintage synths and Singh’s expertly effervescent percussion. Opener Sunbeam depicts an ‘AI being’ blinking in the sun whilst contemplating its own obsolescence. Down at the Sky is an Escher-like search for truth and Hello is described curiously as “creamy music for advanced nighttime driving on deserted streets”. The ennuidrenched Summer Skin opens a hazy portal to the bucolic, where we find our singer alone with an acoustic guitar, pondering the “momentariness of life”. Be Something’s squelchy synths and xylophone runs channel a rainy day Steely Dan. While Evening Sun soars over circuit board landscapes, with 8-bit laser gun FX pulsing by, Monkey depicts a video game set in a luminous forest biosphere. Following Surgeon’s dissection of the dark heart of the infosphere, the prog-pop splendour of 100 Shadows journeys below “our troubled surface world” to a secret kingdom of synthesisers. For all the talk of “particle physics” and “aerodynamics”, it’s love that sustains life in the dreamlike Fwd Slash. The limpid beauty of soul-pop gem Crystalline brings Science City to a suitably sublime conclusion.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1. Sunbeam
                                                                      2. Down At The Sky
                                                                      3. Hello
                                                                      4. Summer Skin
                                                                      5. Be Something
                                                                      6. Evening Sun
                                                                      7. Monkey
                                                                      8. Forward Slash
                                                                      9. Surgeon
                                                                      10. One Hundred Shadows
                                                                      11. Crystalline

                                                                      Poppy Ajudha

                                                                      The Power In Us

                                                                        Poppy Ajudha epitomises the uniquely diverse musical culture that exists in London. Her South London, St. Lucian-British background, the scene she has grown up in, and the musicians and creatives she regularly works with have all been pivotal in the forward thinking, socio-politically aware unique blend of R&B, Soul and Pop that she creates. Unafraid to stand up for what she believes in, her lyrics speak of the feminism, colonialism, gender politics, current social issues and more.

                                                                        Speaking on her upcoming debut album, Poppy says:
                                                                        “This album is made up of all the things swimming in my mind, from women’s rights, to the right to cross borders, to the power of young people to inspire and be unafraid to rock the boat in the name of progress. Women don’t have to be just what they are taught to be, there is so much more to us than Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Girlfriends and our relation to men. I want men to engage more heavily in feminism and really see how their defiance against it only holds both women and men back. There are so many boxes we put ourselves in; I want us all to break out of them. We are in an era of so much information and I feel the weight that young people take on because we are the generation bombarded with global politics and a million causes that need fighting for. This calls for better understanding around mental health and a society that nurtures us rather than demands of us everything we have until all that is left is our Demons. Every song on this album touches on these issues because they are all I think about everyday, all I see around me in my friends and my family. I hope it flips a switch in your mind, like it did for mine.”

                                                                        The album features a host of stellar production including Joel Compass (Jorja Smith, Snoh Allegrah, FKA Twigs, Mabel), Karma Kid (Dua Lipa, Octavian, Arlo Parks, Shy Girl), Wyn Bennett (Janelle Monet, Goldlink, Haim), Itai Shapira (Grammy nominated, Baby Rose, Rhye, Kadjha Bonet), Wesley Singerman (Anderson Paak, Kendrick Lamar, Pink Sweat$)


                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. Who's Future? Our Future!
                                                                        2. Playgod
                                                                        3. Holiday From Reality
                                                                        4. Mothers Sisters Girlfriends
                                                                        5. Interlude / Reclaim Yourself
                                                                        6. Demons
                                                                        7. Interlude / All For You
                                                                        8. Fall Together
                                                                        9. Fall Together Outro (Ft. Nubya Garcia)
                                                                        10. Land Of The Free
                                                                        11. London's Burning
                                                                        12. Power You Might Share

                                                                        Pete Astor & The Holy Road

                                                                        Paradise

                                                                          With the onset of the 1990s and the conclusion of The Weather Prophets, Pete Astor was in the mood for some artistic regeneration. To this end, he recruited a new group of musicians and friends, forming The Holy Road. The band consisted of erstwhile Felt and Everything But The Girl guitarist Neil Scott, bassist Chris Clarke, (soon to become a key member of both The Rockingbirds and Danny and the Champions of the World), and drummer Russell Lax, late of The Oyster Band and Billy Childish's Pop Rivets. And so arrived Paradise, becoming for many the album in which Astor, along with The Holy Road, most perfectly expressed his indubitable facility as a singer and songwriter. Only ever released in France, in 1992 twenty-seven years later, with Tapete's re-release, Paradise is a vital addition to a body of work which sounds as good now as it did then. 

                                                                          Pete Astor

                                                                          One For The Ghost

                                                                            This is a record born through time; seasoned and erudite Indie auteur, ex leader of Creation Records favourites The Loft and The Weather Prophets, Pete Astor brings together strands and tributaries in his work over the years, mining timeless guitar pop to frame wry lyrical insights and melodic hooks, making music for today, with a true line from the past and an eye to the future. Having released Spilt Milk (Fortuna Pop!) in 2016 to an overwhelmingly positive response, Astor continues the musical spirit of that album with James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Proper Ornaments, Veronica Falls) remaining a mainstay on guitar. He is now joined by The Wave Pictures rhythm section of Franic Rozycki on bass and Jonny Helm on drums; Pam Berry of Withered Hand and Black Tambourine contributes vocals. 

                                                                            Pete Astor

                                                                            One For The Ghost

                                                                              This is a record born through time; seasoned and erudite Indie auteur, ex leader of Creation Records favourites The Loft and The Weather Prophets, Pete Astor brings together strands and tributaries in his work over the years, mining timeless guitar pop to frame wry lyrical insights and melodic hooks, making music for today, with a true line from the past and an eye to the future. Having released Spilt Milk (Fortuna Pop!) in 2016 to an overwhelmingly positive response, Astor continues the musical spirit of that album with James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Proper Ornaments, Veronica Falls) remaining a mainstay on guitar. He is now joined by The Wave Pictures rhythm section of Franic Rozycki on bass and Jonny Helm on drums; Pam Berry of Withered Hand and Black Tambourine contributes vocals. 

                                                                              Pete Astor

                                                                              Tall Stories & New Religions

                                                                                "As the fiftieth birthday approaches, you get the sense that your life is thinning out and will continue to thin out, until it thins out into nothing. And you sometimes say to yourself: that went a bit quick. In certain moods, you may want to put it rather more forcefully. As in: OY!! THAT went a BIT FUCKING QUICK!!!... then fifty comes and goes, and fifty-one, and fifty-two. And life thickens out again. Because there is now an enormous and unsuspected presence within your being, like an undiscovered continent. This is the past." – Martin Amis

                                                                                2024 marks 40 years of Pete Astor making records, a suitable anniversary point at which to take stock and double back on songs that first appeared on records by Astor-fronted combos such as Creation Records trailblazers The Loft and The Weather Prophets and Matador recording artists The Wisdom of Harry, as well as selections from solo albums that appeared on labels such as Danceteria and Static Caravan.

                                                                                Astor’s motivation for TS&NR is manifold. Some songs are effectively re-examined in the way one might linger over a resonant picture from a box of old photographs – connecting with the essence of a younger self. Other songs are newly recast in wiser and more reflective hues, while others simply demanded exhumation from wilfully opaque, lo fi non-production. The songs chosen are not the obvious ones – there’s no "Up the Hill and Down the Slope" or “Almost Prayed” here - but have been selected for more interesting, often esoteric, reasons.

                                                                                Astor is accompanied by an estimable band of co-conspirators, evolving out of many hours spent playing music together on records and at shows over the last decade. They are drummer Ian Button, (Death in Vegas, Papernut Cambridge, Go Kart Mozart), bassist Andy Lewis (Paul Weller, Soho Radio and Blow Up DJ), guitarist Wilson Neil Scott (Summerhill, Felt, Everything But the Girl) and keyboardist/ multi-instrumentalist/ producer Sean Read (Dexys, Mark Lanegan, Dave Gahan, Iggy Pop, Manic Street Preachers, Beth Orton, Chrissie Hynde...).

                                                                                Together they’ve revisited these lost gems of songs in a manner that has allowed Astor to balance the way that they still make sense to him now, looking both to the future and to that big and interesting new country, the past.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                A1. Model Village
                                                                                A2. Ladies And Gentlemen
                                                                                A3. Chinese Cadillac
                                                                                A4. The Emperor, The Dealer And The Birthday Boy
                                                                                A5. She Comes From The Rain
                                                                                A6. Nancy True Knot
                                                                                B1. Caesar Boots
                                                                                B2. Head Over Heels
                                                                                B3. Marsh Blues
                                                                                B4. Emblem
                                                                                B5. Disney Queen
                                                                                B6. On Top Above The Driver

                                                                                Pete Astor

                                                                                Time On Earth

                                                                                  In my 50s I realised that the past slowly becomes a bigger country than the future. As always, the future is where I’m headed, but now the past and all that comes with it is stacked up behind me. And, as time on earth passes, more and more of my contemporaries have started to disappear from the planet.

                                                                                  I’ve made 11 albums of new material since 1987. I realise that anything I’ve ever thought that mattered, that told the real story, is in those records. It’s been 5 years since my last album of new songs. Perhaps more than before, there’s been plenty of time over the last few years to think and reflect. Like every set of work, Time on Earth is an attempt to make sense of life by making work about it.

                                                                                  As erstwhile editor of the NME and Q, journalist Danny Kelly wrote recently while interviewing The Loft: ‘a lifetime of listening to them has led me to believe that Pete Astor’s songs would have always found a way to reach an audience. If he’d been a Californian baby boomer, he’s have ended up in the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles, laying down late-night grooves with the Wrecking Crew for a largely-neglected, slightly gloomy, pop album that’d now be worth a fortune. If he’d been born into post-War Britain, earnest girls in sweaters would’ve fallen in love with him, and his songs, in Embassy-fogged folk clubs.’ Of course, I love this quote. And I believe that Time on Earth is most of these things. But then I would say that, wouldn’t I?

                                                                                  Time on Earth has songs which were written in direct response to loss and bereavement (Undertaker, Fine and Dandy); songs striving for different kinds of belief (New Religion, Time on Earth, Miracle on the High Street); stories from either end of the cycles of life (Sixth Form Rock Boys, English Weather). And a few still searching for fulfilment of the heart. (Stay Lonely, Grey Garden, Soft Switch).

                                                                                  I was lucky enough to be able to make the music with the help of multi-instrumentalist Ian Button (Wreckless Eric, Death in Vegas, Papernut Cambridge) on the drums, bass maestro Andy Lewis (Spearmint, Paul Weller, and DJ at London’s legendary Blow Up Club and Soho Radio), long time guitarist Neil Scott (Everything But the Girl, Denim) and last but by no means least, Sean Read (Dexys, Edwyn Collins, Rockingbirds) who recorded and produced the album at his Famous Times Studios. As you would expect, I’m convinced it’s the best record I’ve made.

                                                                                  Pete Astor is a musician, writer and educator. He led Creation Records’ groups The Loft and The Weather Prophets, writing songs and releasing records that helped define the sound of the label and the emerging Indie genre. He has gone on to a lengthy solo career since then; writing, recording and releasing music on a range of labels including Matador, Heavenly, Warp, EMI and Fortuna Pop. He is Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Westminster. As well as touring extensively, he also makes records with David Sheppard as Ellis Island Sound and releases his spoken word work as The Attendant on his label Faux Lux with the help of Ian Button. Since 2017 Astor has been signed to Tapete Records, home to Robert Forster, Lloyd Cole and Comet Gain among many estimable others.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1) New Religion
                                                                                  2) English Weather
                                                                                  3) Stay Lonely
                                                                                  4) Time On Earth
                                                                                  5) Miracle On The High Street
                                                                                  6) Sixth Form Rock Boys
                                                                                  7) Soft Switch
                                                                                  8) Grey Garden
                                                                                  9) Undertaker
                                                                                  10) Fine And Dandy

                                                                                  Pete Astor

                                                                                  Water Tower

                                                                                    Water Tower is the new two-track single from Pete Astor, the seasoned and erudite Indie auteur, ex-leader of Creation Records' favourites The Loft and The Weather Prophets. It features all new material, again made with James Hoare of Ultimate Painting, Proper Ornaments and Veronica Falls. He is now joined by The Wave Pictures' rhythm section of Franic Rozycki on bass and Jonny Helm on drums; Pam Berry of Withered Hand and Black Tambourine contributes vocals.

                                                                                    Spilt Milk is the brand new album from indie auteur Pete Astor (The Loft, The Weather Prophets). It was recorded onto ½ inch tape at the home studio of James Hoare of Ultimate Painting, The Proper Ornaments and Veronica Falls, with James playing guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and singing backing vocals. “He was”, says Astor, “an amazing band.” Other contributions came from members of Astor's live band, with Pam Berry (Black Tambourine, Withered Hand) supplying vocals, Jack Hayter (Hefner) on pedal steel, Alison Cotton (The Left Outsides) on viola, and Robin Christian (Male Bonding) and Susan Milanovic (Feathers) on drums.

                                                                                    The album has all the hallmarks of a future Pete Astor classic, drawing together key strands and tributaries of his work over the years, blending intuitive songwriting, acute lyrics and incisive melodies. After many years making more experimental, electronic music Astor has come full circle to the sound that made his name. From the opening track “Really Something” to the recent single “Mr Music” (a favourite of Marc Riley and Gideon Coe on BBC 6 music) the album’s re-connects Astor’s bespoke guitar pop with his long-standing embrace of The Velvet Underground’s musical DNA. Other standout tracks include “My Right Hand”, a hymn to everyone’s best friend, with guest appearances from Tony Hancock, Marvin Gaye, Philip Larkin and a host of ex-girlfriends; the slow burning drama of “The Getting There” recalling the atmospheres of Astor’s 80s kindred spirits, The Go-Betweens. Also, there is the wry drive of “Very Good Lock”, summed up by Astor as “a description of an injurious medical condition that often affects the male of the species”.

                                                                                    Elsewhere there are the gorgeous harmonies of the grown up country lament “Good Enough”, which wouldn’t be out of place on one of George Jones’ most heartbroken albums. Spilt Milk is part of a continuum: from Astor’s beginnings with The Loft and The Weather Prophets on Creation Records in the 1980s, via his solo work through the 1990s and his more left field albums with The Wisdom of Harry and Ellis Island Sound on Matador Records, Heavenly and Peacefrog, through to his return to solo work with the Songbox album in 2012.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1. Really Something
                                                                                    2. Mr. Music
                                                                                    3. My Right Hand
                                                                                    4. Perfect Life
                                                                                    5. The Getting There
                                                                                    6. Very Good Lock
                                                                                    7. Good Enough
                                                                                    8. There It Goes
                                                                                    9. Sleeping Tiger
                                                                                    10. Oh You

                                                                                    ‘SEE HOW’ is Pete’s first solo album since 2007’s ‘You, Me and Bill Withers’ (“imagine if Gil Evans and Miles Davis had written for the band in Trumpton.” Uncut Magazine). ‘SEE HOW’ explores the life Pete has lived since then - what it's like to be a divorced, homeless, fifty-year-old father of two with a guitar and a head full of great songs. Pete’s earlier work received much critical acclaim, but ‘SEE HOW’ contains a truthfulness and grit that only a decade of difficult times can produce. Although the album explores themes of emotional upheaval and life-changing events, which should be familiar to many people Pete’s age, his lyrics always manage a wry smile at life’s vicissitudes. All this is set to seductive melodies melded with lilting arrangements. It’s sophisticated songwriting taking in folk, country and pop, amongst which, in the past, has seen Pete compared to Squeeze and The Beatles, as well as vocally compared to Stephen Duffy and Kevin Rowland at his quiet best. ‘See How’ also features some very fine guitar playing – playing that has seen Pete in high demand as a session guitarist. See How’ also includes a cover of Pharrell's 'Happy'. Aside from his solo output Pete has played guitar with the High Llamas for many years and worked with Lee Hazlewood, Petula Clark, Nick Lowe, Shirley Collins, The Lost Ladies Of Folk and Harry Hill among others. 

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    Just Like A Song
                                                                                    Cold Llamas
                                                                                    God Bless The Poor
                                                                                    Rien De Rien
                                                                                    To His Recumbent Infants
                                                                                    Happy 
                                                                                    Blues For Bob & Cliff
                                                                                    Words Idle Words
                                                                                    The Complainant
                                                                                    Baybee Dayz

                                                                                    Paul Banks

                                                                                    Banks

                                                                                      As Interpol’s front man, Paul Banks has largely been a cipher; while certainly not lacking in charisma, his sardonic manner and dry sense of humour often polarised and confounded listeners and critics alike.

                                                                                      Banks’ first solo album found him assuming the alter ego of Julian Plenti, but he’s now jettisoned this for ‘Banks’, credited to Paul Banks (as was its preceding EP).

                                                                                      Whereas 2009’s Julian Plenti ‘Is…Skyscraper’ album was culled largely from songs pre-dating Interpol, ‘Banks’ is a vivid documentation of Banks in the here and now, and may be his most personal work to date. “Yeah, I suppose I wanted to simplify things this time around,” he explains. “Julian Plenti was something that I had to do, but once it was done, I didn't need to hold on to it. I'm just making music and hoping to let it speak for itself.”

                                                                                      Here Paul delivers some of his most disarming and heartfelt lyrics to date, far removed from his often detached anomie with Interpol.

                                                                                      Produced by Paul Banks and Peter Katis (Interpol, Jónsi, The National).

                                                                                      Peter Barclay

                                                                                      I'm Not Your Toy

                                                                                        Peter Barclay recorded at home and produced two barely-released albums, 1990’s dreamlike Acceptance and 1992’s synth pop What Kind Of World, winning over the few who heard them. But fame outside his small circle was not to be, and Barclay was lost in the late-’90s crest of the AIDS epidemic. Rediscovered for a new generation, this is queer music at its finest.

                                                                                        From 1971 to 1977, Peter Baumann was a member of the legendary Berlin band TANGERINE DREAM. The group were pioneers of the so called Berliner Schule (Berlin School) which had such a profound impact on electronic music. He produced a number of momentous albums at his Paragon Studio (by the likes of Conrad Schnitzler, Cluster, Hans-Joachim Roedelius) and also enjoyed success as a solo artist. His first two solo works are now being reissued with extensive liner notes and rare photographs. The influence of Tangerine Dream can clearly be heard on "Romance 76", although the arrangements are comparatively minimalist-a state of affairs for which David Bowie can be held partially responsible (see below).

                                                                                        With Peter Baumann on board, Tangerine Dream grew into one of the most influential bands in electronic Krautrock, sited somewhere between experimental electronica and progressive rock. Open to new ideas, Baumann's positive aura and eagerness to experiment galvanized the band's music almost instantaneously. His catchy melodies, rich in positivity, propelled Tangerine Dream into the charts.

                                                                                        After five years of chart appearances and extensive touring through Europe and North America, punctuated by several albums-including "Atem", John Peel's nominated import album of 1973-Baumann called time on his solo career with "Romance 76". "We found some time between tours and record productions, so Edgar recorded a solo disc and helped Christoph and me to develop our own music too. 'Romance 76' resulted from the urge to create new music. I felt we had begun repeating ourselves in Tangerine Dream and I was keen to discover new things, to carry on experimenting. Improvisation had been common to us all, but on your own it isn't quite so simple. I started to work on my own pieces." This shift in focus led him to leave Tangerine Dream towards the end of 1977. He and a friend set up the Paragon Studio in Berlin, which would earn a prominent place in music production history, but that's another story.

                                                                                        Still a member of the band in 1976, Baumann rented a hall in the ufaFabrik, Berlin to record "Romance 76". Sonic similarities to Tangerine Dream can be explained by the fact that the group used the same space for gig rehearsals, giving Baumann access to their instruments. The distinctive sound of a modular synthesizer system christened "The Big One" can be detected on "Romance 76", for example, along with a Mellotron.

                                                                                        Some tracks on the album, such as "Romance" and "Phase By Phase", are relatively minimalist in character. This airiness lends the unusual synth sounds space to unfold in all their glory. A state of affairs for which David Bowie is partially responsible, as Baumann recalls: "We were in Berlin and met him for dinner, then he would call in while I was recording the album, listening carefully to what I was working on. I explained to him what still needed to be done, but Bowie suggested: 'Leave it as it is, there's enough there already.'" At which point Baumann decided to look at the tracks in question as finished.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1. Bicentennial Presentation (4:52)
                                                                                        2. Romance (6:08)
                                                                                        3. Phase By Phase (7:41)
                                                                                        4. Meadow Of Infinity Part I (3:48)
                                                                                        5. The Glass Bridge (3:45)
                                                                                        6. Meadow Of Infinity Part II (6:45)

                                                                                        Prof. James Benson

                                                                                        The Gow-Dow Experience

                                                                                        Following my recent phone call with Prof. Benson, I left him to continue his 92nd birthday celebrations with his family. We'd talked about his life, his music, his achievements. Throughout our conversation it struck me what a kind, humble and pleasant man he was. I felt that I was in the presence of greatness – not the egotistical greatness that emanates so often from high achievers, but that of someone who had simply won at life.

                                                                                        "I was a music teacher. I wasn't trying to make a record to compete, I was trying to make a record so the students would have something to remember the experience that we had... I was doing it for the kids."

                                                                                        It was 1973 that Prof. James Benson had self-funded his private press LP for the benefit of the teenage musicians he tutored at Cal Poly, California. The album was a momentous achievement for him and his young protegees, something they were all proud of, and rightly so. Taking inspiration from their recent trip to Africa and blended with the radical jazz associated with the young minds of early '70s black America, the Gow-Dow Experience is a unique foray into the enthusiastic mindset of up-and-coming jazz musicians, as encouraged by their mentor Prof. Benson.

                                                                                        We present the album as it was released in 1973 with a heavyweight tip-on jacket and 180g vinyl or on CD. We also include an insert with liner notes and photos provided courtesy of Prof Benson. The LP and CD come with 4 additional tracks taken from the recording session. Until now these tracks have never been heard since the day they were recorded - believe me, they're worth the wait!

                                                                                        Made with love from Jazzman - because we love to dig deeper!

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1. Nigeria, West Africa
                                                                                        2. Song For My Black Mother
                                                                                        3. Barry Rae
                                                                                        4. Compared To What
                                                                                        5. Malcolm IX
                                                                                        6. Spring 2000
                                                                                        7. Brother Don
                                                                                        8. Psychedelic Sally
                                                                                        9. Compared To What (Alternate Take)
                                                                                        10. You Are Arrogant
                                                                                        11. Brother Don (Alternate Mix)

                                                                                        Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies

                                                                                        What’s On The Inside Has To Come Out

                                                                                          The Liverpool ‘Kitchencore’ band follow up their critically received album England’s Up For Sale in 2020 with their most commercial and musically ambitious album to date. Full of razor-sharp lyrics and musical twist and turns, What’s On The Inside Has To Come Out is briming with energy and ideas.

                                                                                          Whereas the previous album was an observational, sparse, post-punk style snap-shot of a Brexit Britain, the new record has a more personal style with witty tales of northern, working class life in songs like I’m Shy, Mum & Dad, Money & Art and the title track What’s On The Inside Has To Come Out, that you can easily relate to.

                                                                                          Through the bands constant gigging and riotous theatrical live shows, they have gained a big reputation as a great live act with festivalflyer.com including them in their list of the top festival bands in the UK. However, behind the fun and theatrics, the band have always had something serious to say.

                                                                                          The album has their usual garage punk and artrock sound fused with post-punk, folk and even gospel elements for a more eclectic record that should please their hardcore fans and those new to their lo-fi but accessible sound. This is a joyous, life-affirming record for the post-Covid era, by the ultimate people’s band... This is Kitchencore!

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. What's On The Inside Has To Come Out
                                                                                          2. Mum & Dad
                                                                                          3. I'm Shy
                                                                                          4. Money & Art
                                                                                          5. In Toxteth
                                                                                          6. Elvis In My Dreams
                                                                                          7. Life Is Beautiful
                                                                                          8. Kind
                                                                                          9. Happy Birthday Syd
                                                                                          10. Jarg Bizzie
                                                                                          11. Badges
                                                                                          12. Everybody Has A Song

                                                                                          Brazilian producer and DJ Pedro Bertho, now based in France and an active member of Lyon's electronic music scene, releases his first EP on Cracki Records.

                                                                                          With "Mêlé", he attempts to translate what it feels like to be a black, Brazilian man living in France in the 21st century.

                                                                                          A complex patchwork of experiences, accents and heritages that he translates on this powerful record, mixing baile funk, house, electro or acid house, sprinkled with TR-808 and iPhone recordings.

                                                                                          The mix extends to the remixes, with Brazilian underground queen Badsista signing a hard-hitting version of "Jour 4", while Chilean Alejandro Paz tackles the bouncy "3333".

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          A1. 3333
                                                                                          A2. Ruta Barcelona
                                                                                          A3. Jour 4
                                                                                          A4. Tigueretá

                                                                                          B1. 3333 (Alejandro Paz Remix)
                                                                                          B2. Jour 4 (Badsista Remix)
                                                                                          B3. Electro Dos Bailes
                                                                                          B4. Olha Como Ela Vem

                                                                                          Peter Bibby

                                                                                          Drama King

                                                                                            Within the first few seconds of the opening song on Australian troubadour Peter Bibby’s latest album, we get an unvarnished look at the man behind the music as he observes the late-night scene of a local watering hole with increasingly bleary eyes:“No one seems to want to talk to me / ‘cuz I’m the arsehole, probably.”

                                                                                            Indeed, that lovable ambivalence is at the heart of Drama King, Bibby’s fourth studio album for Spinning Top Records. The project was produced by first-time collaborator Dan Luscombe (The Drones, Amyl and the Sniffers) and mixed by White Denim’s Josh Block a frequent collaborator with Leon Bridges.

                                                                                            An artist who has been celebrated as inherently working-class and wholeheartedly independent, Bibby comes by this caution honestly, having cut his teeth in the rough-and-tumble underground rock scene centered around Perth’s Hyde Park Hotel in Western Australia.



                                                                                            Bibby’s affable personality has gotten him plenty of mileage as a live act. He’s toured the U.S. with Pond and performed at the infamous open mic night at Pappy and Harriet’s in the California desert. He’s also taken the stage at international festivals such as Laneway, Falls, All Points East, South by Southwest and South Africa’s Rocking the Daisies while notching his fair share of rowdy headlining shows.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            SIDE A:
                                                                                            1. The Arsehole
                                                                                            2. Fun Guy
                                                                                            3. Bin Boy
                                                                                            4. The One
                                                                                            5. The Pricks
                                                                                            6. Baby Squid
                                                                                            SIDE B:
                                                                                            1. Terracotta Brick
                                                                                            2. Turtle In The Sand
                                                                                            3. Feels
                                                                                            4. Bruno
                                                                                            5. Old DC
                                                                                            6. Companion Pony

                                                                                            Perry Blake

                                                                                            California

                                                                                              Perry Blake, Sligo-born singer / songwriter, is one of music’s great untapped resources. After his first three singles - taken from his debut album - received Single Of The Week on Jo Wiley BBC Radio 1, Blake moved to France, where he was met with critical acclaim with his next four albums, touring Europe with Carla Bruni and writing two songs for Francoise Hardy’s Platinum-selling album ‘Tant de belles choses’, appearing on various TV shows in France as her special guest.

                                                                                              You may very well wonder what to expect of an album with American West Coast orientations from an Irishman who happens to be critically acclaimed on the Continent but is largely ignored in Britain. Thankfully, Blake lives up to his billing with apparent ease. His song writing is evidently mature and melodic; he incorporates lush orchestral arrangements with tender vocals; and combines pop-like hooks with a deep sonic texture.

                                                                                              ‘California’ is a thriving and absorbing collection of songs in which orchestral arrangements strain with emotion, melodies thrive and bloom, like The Verve at their peak, though far more fragile and balmy.

                                                                                              ‘California’ is ether for the soul - a truly magnificent and touching collection of frankly beautiful songs, which is up there with class of Bryan Ferry, The Blue Nile and anyone else who can turn a night around.

                                                                                              Blake’s glimpses of people living a state of mind is one of those great escapes it’s very hard to get away from. His gift here is to take a subdued, grown-up collection of songs but make them sound like they deserve daytime radio.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              This Life
                                                                                              California
                                                                                              Pretty Love Songs
                                                                                              Saying Goodbye
                                                                                              The Road To Hollywood
                                                                                              How Can The Knower Be
                                                                                              Known
                                                                                              Ordinary Day
                                                                                              A Face In The Crowd
                                                                                              Morning Song
                                                                                              Venus Of A Canyon
                                                                                              The Earth From Above

                                                                                              Bonus 7”
                                                                                              Brown Eyes
                                                                                              The Earth From Above

                                                                                              Perry Blake

                                                                                              Perry Blake - 25th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                Released for the first time on vinyl, Perry Blake's critically acclaimed, self-titled debut album will be released with 3 stunning bonus tracks, Killing Time, Ulysses The Sorrow of Spring...

                                                                                                Perry Blake is a deep and complex album, full of dark melancholic masterpieces that is a swirl of deep, emotional & haunting vocals, which gained him an abundance of 5 star reviews across the UK & Europe...

                                                                                                With his first 2 singles from this album, ‘The Hunchback of San Francisco’ and ‘Genevieve’ were Jo Whiley singles of the week on BBC Radio 1 in the UK...

                                                                                                Perry Blake, Sligo-born singer / songwriter, is one of music’s great untapped resources. After his first 3 singles taken from his debut album, received Singles of the week on Jo Wiley BBC Radio 1, Blake moved to France, where he was met with critical acclaim with his next 4 albums, touring Europe with Carla Bruni and wrote 2 songs for Francoise Hardy’s platinum selling album ‘Tant de belles choses’ appearing on various TV shows in France as her special guest…

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. Little Boys & Little Girls
                                                                                                2. The Hunchback Of San Francisco
                                                                                                3. 1971
                                                                                                4. Anouska (I Want To Come Home)
                                                                                                5. Broken Statue
                                                                                                6. Genevieve (The Pilot Of Your Thighs)
                                                                                                7. So Long
                                                                                                8. Naked Man
                                                                                                9. Widows By The Radio
                                                                                                10. Weeping Tree
                                                                                                11. House In The Clouds
                                                                                                12. Killing Time (Bonus Track)
                                                                                                13. Ulysses (Bonus Track)
                                                                                                14. The Sorrow Of Spring (Bonus Track)

                                                                                                If you have had your ear to the Balearic underground over the summer you might well have heard some high-profile selectors dropping cuts off this latest missive from US label Just What The World Needs. It is another sublime three-tracker that kicks off with the string-laced and upbeat disco delights of the A1. Second up is a much more slow and sensuous sound that sinks you in deep to a beach lounger as the sun fades into the sea and the sky turns flame red and orange. Things pick up again with the third and final cut - a percussive jumble of organic hits and drums overlaid with a heart-melting vocal sample and deft melodic details that drift by like wispy clouds.

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Mine says: Possibly the best label name of all time? Pete Blaker does it justice with three very different edits and I'm very much here for Track 2... absolute cosmic bliss!

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                Side 1
                                                                                                Untitled
                                                                                                Untitled

                                                                                                Side 2
                                                                                                Untitled

                                                                                                Pepe Bradock

                                                                                                Exodus 8

                                                                                                  French deep house hero and former karate kid Pepe Bradock gets back to the regular Atavisme catalogue numbers with a new EP of smokescreen deep house rollers. On the A-side, "Is This Really A Party?" is Bradock at his mercurial best, a perfect filtration of thick bottom end, nimble hats and twisted sound design which is at once strange and soulful. Smudged guitar samples and jazz vocals lend a rish musicality to the track while the film noir chords and buzzing signal interference keep it nicely nocturnal. Over on the flip "Grandgousier" gives us vintage Pepe deepness, all swelling strings, playful vocal samples and outrageous club bass set to an irresistible rhythm. A populist lead line holds down the midrange here, keeping the club kids happy while the Frenchman works his idiosyncratic magic all around. Pepe even chucks in an odd diversion into downbeat, acid and techno at the end, which is perfect for keeping the lazy jocks on their toes. 

                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                  Patrick says: No messing here from the French house blackbelt, who hits us with two straight up house heaters, albeit in his own inimitable style.

                                                                                                  Peter Brewis

                                                                                                  Blow Dry Colossus

                                                                                                    Daylight Saving Records release the new solo album by Field Music’s Peter Brewis. The record is Peter’s first solo venture since 2008’s The Week That Was and follows collaborative albums with Paul Smith (on 2014’s Frozen By Sight) and Sarah Hayes (on 2019’s You Tell Me). The album was recorded over the last year at the Field Music studio in Sunderland, and features contributions from Peter’s brother David, Sarah Hayes and Peter’s son Alexander.

                                                                                                    Peter’s work with Field Music, and across all the parallel projects he’s undertaken, has always been characterised by curiosity; an urge to find new musical and lyrical avenues to explore, to mine under-appreciated influences, to combine disparate musical strands. Blowdry Colossus makes this tendency more explicit than ever.

                                                                                                    “I wanted to make something where the music was the focus.” says Peter, “With songs, the lyrics tend to carry the meaning: ‘This song is about...'. I wanted the music to be the meaning - the melodies, harmonies, sounds, structures.”

                                                                                                    The mostly-instrumental album takes cues from the knowing exotica of Yellow Magic Orchestra, the quizzical tunefulness of Thelonious Monk and the pastoral abstractions of Penguin Cafe Orchestra. It also has more than a touch of the hyperactive fizz of 8-bit game soundtracks. And like Kraftwerk’s records of the mid and late-70s, this is synthesizer music as art music rather than dance music. But where Kraftwerk took the melodic purity of Schubert and gave it a chilly formality, on Blowdry Colossus, Peter takes the same elevation of melody and plunges it into a kind of playful chaos, heavy with rhythmic ingenuity.

                                                                                                    The record is also heavy with sonic mutation. A piano is fed through a ring-modulator until it resembles a flute. A flute combines with an old casio and becomes a ghostly, tuneful breath. Synth drum loops morph into arpeggios of bubbles, or are remade as overdriven hiccups. And, of course, there’s the eponymous hero of the title track: a hairdryer fugue gradually giving way to a squelching, off-balance take on Zeppelin-esque riff rock.

                                                                                                    The only lyrics on the album appear on Dog Bark Dark, a surreal wild-dog chase. “I thought I’d have one actual song on here, for something different!” says Peter, “I was thinking of YMO, Quincy Jones, early 90s dance and Captain Beefheart. And the guitar solo was meant to be the discarded bits from Steve Miller’s Abracadabra.”

                                                                                                    Throughout the album, it feels like we’ve been diligently following the steps of the KLF’s seminal Manual, but once we were sitting in the studio, drinking tea and tinkering with the sequencer, we decided to give up on having a number one hit and keep playing purely for the joy. Hence, the foray into New Jack Swing on Generation Dial Up or the Eno-esque interlude of Warm Wind.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    Drumeoscene
                                                                                                    Lemoncadabra
                                                                                                    Blowdry Colossus
                                                                                                    Second Hand Slow
                                                                                                    Warm Wind
                                                                                                    Generation Dial Up
                                                                                                    Dog Bark Dark
                                                                                                    Smith Made Up
                                                                                                    Panda Tonic

                                                                                                    Phoebe Bridgers

                                                                                                    Punisher

                                                                                                      Phoebe Bridgers doesn’t write love songs as much as songs about the impact love can have on our lives, personalities, and priorities.

                                                                                                      Punisher, her fourth release and second solo album, is concerned with that subject. To say she writes about heartbreak is to undersell her blue wisdom, to say she writes about pain erases all the strange joy her music emanates. The arrival of Punisher cements Phoebe Bridgers as one of the most clever, tender and prolific songwriters of our era.

                                                                                                      Bridgers is the rare artist with enough humour to deconstruct her own meteoric rise. Repeatedly praised by publications like The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, Pitchfork, The Fader, The Los Angeles Times and countless others, Bridgers herself is more interested in discussing topics on Twitter, deadpanning meditations on the humiliating process of being a person, she presents a sweetly funny flipside to the strikingly sad songs she writes. Fittingly, Punisher is fascinated with, and driven by, that kind of impossible tension. Whether it’s writing tweets or songs, Bridgers’s singular talent lies in bringing fierce curiosity to slimy and painful things, interrogating them until they yield up answers that are beautiful and absurd, or faithfully reporting the reality that, sometimes, they are neither.

                                                                                                      Bridgers pulls together a formidable crew of guests, including the Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, Christian Lee Hutson and Conor Oberst as well as Nathaniel Walcott (of Bright Eyes), Nick Zinner (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Jenny Lee Lindberg (of Warpaint), Blake Mills and Jim Keltner as well as her longtime bandmates Marshall Vore (drums), Harrison Whitford (guitar), Emily Retsas (bass) and Nick White (keys). The album was mixed by Mike Mogis, who also mixed Stranger In The Alps. On the album’s epic, freewheeling closer, “I Know The End,” Bridgers orchestrates wails and horns, drums and electric guitar into a sumptuous doomsday swirl, culminating in her own final whispered roar.

                                                                                                      This is Punisher in a nutshell: devastating elegance punctuated by a moment of deeply campy self-awareness.

                                                                                                      Phoebe Bridgers

                                                                                                      Copycat Killer

                                                                                                        Copycat Killer is a 12” featuring 4 exclusive new versions of songs from Phoebe Bridgers’ wildly acclaimed Punisher album. Collaborating with arranger Rob Moose (Sufjan Stevens, The National, Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend, Jay-Z), these are brand new orchestral arrangements of the songs Kyoto, Savior Complex, Chinese Satellite and Punisher, all given a luscious revamp that is sure to delight any fans of Phoebe’s album and serve as perfect gateway for new listeners into what makes her one of the most special artists of 2020 and beyond.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        SIDE A:
                                                                                                        1. Kyoto (Copycat Killer Version)
                                                                                                        2. Savior Complex (Copycat Killer Version)
                                                                                                        SIDE B:
                                                                                                        3. Chinese Satellite (Copycat Killer Version)
                                                                                                        4. Punisher (Copycat Killer Version)

                                                                                                        Phoebe Bridgers

                                                                                                        Stranger In The Alps

                                                                                                          Phoebe Bridgers wrote her first song at age 11, spent her adolescence at open mic nights and busked through her teenage years at farmers markets in her native Los Angeles. By age 20, she’d caught the ear of Ryan Adams, who listened to her perform her song ‘Killer’ in his LA studio, inviting her to come back and record it there the next day. The session blossomed into the three song ‘Killer’ EP, released to much acclaim on Adams’s Pax-Am label in 2015. In the two short years since, Bridgers has toured or played with Conor Oberst, Julien Baker, City And Colour, Violent Femmes, Mitski, Television and Blake Babies among others.

                                                                                                          Now Phoebe Bridgers releases her debut full-length, ‘Stranger In The Alps’. From the weeping strings and ‘Twin Peaks’ twangs of opening track ‘Smoke Signals’, to the simple heartbreak of ‘Funeral’ and melancholic crescendo of ‘Scott Street’, ‘Stranger In The Alps’ is a swooningly beautiful record with a gothic heart.

                                                                                                          ‘Stranger In The Alps’ features guest vocals by Conor Oberst and John Doe.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          1 Smoke Signals
                                                                                                          2 Motion Sickeness
                                                                                                          3 Funeral
                                                                                                          4 Demi Moore
                                                                                                          5 Scott Street
                                                                                                          6 Killer
                                                                                                          7 Goergia
                                                                                                          8 Chelsea
                                                                                                          9 Would You Rather
                                                                                                          10 You Missed My Heart

                                                                                                          Patrick Briscoe

                                                                                                          Colours Will Fly

                                                                                                            Manchester solo artist, Patrick Briscoe, releases his second full length album "Colours Will Fly". The mood of this ambitious second offering undulates throughout, with the simplistic beauty of the Drake-esque "Brighter Days" to the driving virtuoso instrumental of "Behind the Light", a must have for all lovers of the acoustic guitar. Within "Portrait of England" Briscoe opens up his scrap book, revealing a Larkin like reverie which revolves in the ghostly charms of a violin in an empty room. Elements of the classic pop song appear in "Just Drifting" and the devout guitar workout of "Scars and Mountains", with the album culminating with the hypnotic "Raising Stones". Briscoe sites his influences as John Coltrane, Mozart, Mark Hollis, Beethoven, Robert Johnson and Miles Davis.

                                                                                                            Patrick Briscoe

                                                                                                            Give

                                                                                                              After an exhaustive five-year period in the studio re-examining and developing the relationship between himself and song writing he has arrived at a point where all the pieces have suddenly come together. His music is thick with atmosphere and images provided by innovative acoustic guitar and luscious vocals. This debut release "Give" is a collection of four songs: from the opening hypnosis of "Gone" to the final themed progressions of "Home", this record has a spell all of its own which has been captured with vital honesty.

                                                                                                              Peter Broderick

                                                                                                              Music For Falling From Trees

                                                                                                                Born January 20, 1987, he grew up in a small town in Oregon. Coming from a musical family, he started violin lessons at age 7, and in high school became interested in all different kinds of instruments. He started to play piano, guitar, banjo, mandolin, musical saw, and anything else he could find. After high school he moved to Portland, OR, where he studied music theory and filmmaking. During this time he began to play in multiple bands around town, and was able to establish himself as a regular session musician at various recording studios for artists like M. Ward. In late 2007 he was miraculously invited by some of his musical heroes, the Danish band Efterklang, to move to Copenhagen and join the live band. So he did, and since then he has toured with the band all around the world, playing hundreds of concerts, and opening many of them as a solo act. Since this move he has released several solo recordings as well. Starting with a few primarily instrumental, piano-based releases in 2007, then branching out into a completely different world with the more folky "Home" in late 2008, which has all but established Broderick as the young composer to watch – with critical acclaim from music magazines (NME/Mojo/Uncut) and broadsheet press alike. "Music For Falling From Trees", a 30-minute piece, in seven sections, created for a contemporary dance by London-based choreographer Adrienne Hart (Neon Productions). Adrienne was looking for a score of piano and strings, so he left the guitar and his voice aside and focused entirely on those two timbres. 'I decided to take this literally and make a rule not to use any other instrument. In the script it called for the sound of a ticking clock. I made this sound by tapping on the body of the violin with my fingernails.'

                                                                                                                Peter Broderick

                                                                                                                These Walls Of Mine (Deluxe Edition)

                                                                                                                  LIMITED EDITION CD VERSION OF THE NEW PETER BRODERICK RELEASE: ITS COMES IN A SPECIAL SLIPCASE, WITH AN EXTRA BOOKLET, EACH ONE AUTOGRAPHED BY PETER BRODERICK.

                                                                                                                  October 22, 2012 will see Peter Broderick release his brand new studio album on Erased Tapes, entitled These Walls of Mine. Held together by a dialogue of voices, this album reveals Peter’s innermost thoughts in an intimate yet playful way. An exploration from gospel and soul to spoken word, beatboxing and rap – this is Peter at his most natural.

                                                                                                                  IN HIS OWN WORDS: “I had recently been experimenting at home with a microphone and a laptop, recording and uploading new songs for free online, each one alongside a photo and some words, and open to comments from the outside world. At some point Robert (Erased Tapes label founder) started listening to the music and felt compelled to encourage me to compile an album with all this material. His reaction to ‘These Walls of Mine’ (the song, not the album) was exactly how I felt about the music. I wasn’t sure if I loved it or hated it. But I loved the feeling of that uncertainty, of surprising myself and others around me. And in the end Robert got behind all the songs, which gave me the courage to finish the music for this release. These songs are best viewed as a collection of lyrical and vocal experiments. Of course the instruments and the music are important, but this album is held together by a dialogue of voices. Conversations with myself and with others. Several tracks contain lyrical contributions from friends and strangers, made possible with the help of the internet. And then I sang and sang and sang. I love singing. And I love cats.” – PETER BRODERICK.

                                                                                                                  Peter Broderick & Ensemble 0

                                                                                                                  Give It To The Sky: Arthur Russell’s Tower Of Meaning Expanded

                                                                                                                    This autumn, Erased Tapes are set to release ‘Give It to the Sky: Arthur Russell’s Tower of Meaning Expanded’ by composer and producer Peter Broderick and French 12-piece group Ensemble 0; a complete re-recording of Russell’s epic minimalist orchestral composition originally released in 1983. Released 6th October, ‘Give It to the Sky’ also includes unreleased tracks by Russell which have been restored and re-recorded, resulting in an 80-minute reanimation that threads several lost songs into a meticulous and gorgeous rendering.

                                                                                                                    Ensemble 0 weave in and out of Broderick’s additions. ‘Corky’, a poignant cowboy ballad that Russell never finished, appears, disappears, and reappears three times, the droning exhalations of ‘Tower of Meaning’ making it feel sweeter and sadder. Arriving just after the triumphant halfway mark, the title track is a sublime meditation on mere existence, about staring at some simple rural scene and marcelling at the miracle of being anywhere at all. It is an apt encapsulation of how this entire project feels – a glorious way to hear something that might have seemed familiar as if for the very first time.

                                                                                                                    Russell was never much for definitive versions, of course. He was constantly rethinking the possibilities of a piece, of wondering what else it could do. ‘Give it to the Sky’ is a powerful affirmation of those principles, using Tower of Meaning’s framework to build outward and upward, to shape something that functions within Russell’s wondrous, paradoxical world. And ‘Give it to the Sky’ is also not intended to be some definitive last word. Broderick and Ensemble 0 speak already of the ways it may shift on stage, of where else it might lead.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    A1.Tower Of Meaning I
                                                                                                                    A2. Tower Of Meaning II
                                                                                                                    A3. Tower Of Meaning III
                                                                                                                    A4. Tower Of Meaning IV
                                                                                                                    A5. Corky I / White Jet Set Smoke Trail I
                                                                                                                    A6. Consideration
                                                                                                                    B1. Tower Of Meaning V
                                                                                                                    B2. Tower Of Meaning VI
                                                                                                                    B3. Tower Of Meaning VII
                                                                                                                    B4. Tower Of Meaning VIII
                                                                                                                    B5. Tower Of Meaning IX / Corky II
                                                                                                                    C1. Tower Of Meaning X
                                                                                                                    C2. Give It To The Sky
                                                                                                                    D1. Tower Of Meaning XI
                                                                                                                    D2. Tower Of Meaning XII
                                                                                                                    D3. Corky III
                                                                                                                    D4. White Jet Smoke Trail II

                                                                                                                    Peter Broderick

                                                                                                                    All Together Again

                                                                                                                      There is no end to composer Peter Broderick’s creative output, and so we present to you his new album titled All Together Again - available worldwide on November 17th 2017 via Erased Tapes.

                                                                                                                      They say music takes you on a journey, and this collection of commissioned work by Peter quite literally does that. From a ferry boat ride in Istanbul, to walking down the aisle at a wedding, these songs were created for particular situations, yet Peter found a way to work without any sort of limitations and on his own terms. The result is an assortment of works from the past ten years, coming together as one: Peter’s new album.

                                                                                                                      Words from Peter, October 2017:

                                                                                                                      Ever since I started releasing records in 2007 (10 years ago now!), people have contacted me periodically to ask if I’d be interested in making music to accompany their projects. Most of these projects have been things like films, dance pieces and theatre plays . . . but every so often I get the odd request for something a little different. Peter, would you write a song for my wedding? My one year anniversary? A ferry boat ride?

                                                                                                                      In early 2015 I was asked to perform 12 minutes of music during a runway show as part of New York Fashion Week. I agreed and began composing a 12-minute piece which I could perform on my own with a few different instruments and some looping pedals. I made a recording of the piece and sent it over to my contacts at the fashion show . . . but a few days before I was to fly out to New York, they wrote back and told me they actually just wanted me to play a few older songs that they were already familiar with. Feeling slightly disappointed, I shelved the other piece, giving it the title If I Were A Runway Model.

                                                                                                                      It is with great pleasure that I now present this piece in a collection of commissioned works spanning the last decade . . . it’s All Together Again. This group of oddball works does indeed include a couple pieces written for weddings (Our Future In Wedlock and The Walk), and a song someone asked me to write as a gift for his wife on their first year wedding anniversary (Emily). And indeed, there’s a 17-minute piece written to accompany a ferry boat ride in Istanbul (A Ride On The Bosphorus). A few of the pieces were written for films (Robbie’s Song, Atlantic and Seeing Things), and one for a kind of interactive installation (Unsung Heroes).

                                                                                                                      In my early days of recording, I took pride in playing all the different instruments myself and doing the recording myself as well. And then at some point I started branching out, working with other musicians and recording engineers. But this record is very dear to me in that it’s a return to that original approach . . . playing all the different instruments myself, working with my limits on each one, and my own limits in recording and mixing. I’ve always held a broad curiosity for all different instruments and all different styles of music, and if nothing else I hope this record will portray that curiosity, and my pure love for this thing we call music. Can you dig it?

                                                                                                                      The cover art was made by Peter himself in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, by cutting and sticking different coloured paper fragments to depict the individuality of each track. 

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      1. If I Were A Runway Model
                                                                                                                      2. Robbie's Song
                                                                                                                      3. A Ride On The Bosphorus
                                                                                                                      4. Emily
                                                                                                                      5. Our Future In Wedlock
                                                                                                                      6. The Walk
                                                                                                                      7. Atlantic
                                                                                                                      8. Seeing Things
                                                                                                                      9. Unsung Heroes

                                                                                                                      Peter Broderick

                                                                                                                      Blackberry

                                                                                                                        Blackberry is Peter’s first vocal album in five years, since 2015’s Colours of the Night. The entire album was recorded in Peter’s bedroom in London during the summer of 2019, hence Peter’s description of it as “Experimental-Bedroom-Folk-Pop”. All instrumentation is by Peter with additional vocals on the last track by his wife, singer Brigid Mae Power, and his stepson, Seán Power.

                                                                                                                        The subject matter of Blackberry is wide-ranging. He touches on family and on the connection we all need as social animals. He writes about technology and whether it will save or doom us. And of course, he writes about nature, about foraging, about the importance of engaging with the outside world in cities and in the country. Peter and his family recently returned to Co. Galway as they have a great love for the Irish countryside, having lived there before their move to London in 2019.

                                                                                                                        Peter explains the idea behind the album and its name, saying: “It is with all seriousness and great reverence that this album is named Blackberry. In a time when us humans are coming face to face with the impact of our actions on the environment at large, I strongly advocate for engaging with our local landscapes. When I first became obsessed with foraging edible wild plants a few years back, I wasn’t particularly excited about the humble blackberry, but I would soon return with great passion to this familiar fruit of my youth. Even in our most urban environments, the gnarled and resilient blackberry vines continue to weave themselves throughout, as if to keep reminding us where we come from.”

                                                                                                                        Peter Broderick is perhaps most well known as a live member of Efterklang, the Danish indie-rock group with whom he played from 2007-2013. In recent years he’s been kept busy working on the archives of Arthur Russell, being hired to perform audio restoration, editing and mixing for the latest posthumous release by the cult icon. Peter has also released over twenty solo recordings in the last thirteen years, as well as composed music for film and dance, most recently the multi-award winning animated film Two Balloons. Not wanting his creativity to be reined in by any one genre, Peter has explored gospel and soul, spoken word and beat boxing, through to folk and rock and classical. He thrives on constant experimentation and collaboration with like-minded creators. Early 2020 saw him performing in the band of Tim Burgess (Charlatans), whose latest chart topping solo album features Broderick on violin.

                                                                                                                        The first vocal line on Blackberry is “You can only be as happy as the world that you live in…” — a sentiment that all of us can relate to as we struggle with climate change, with a global pandemic and resulting lockdown, with an uncertainty about the future that the modern world generates in us all. But as musicians like Peter soundtrack these turbulent times, they provide us with a lifeline, a way of looking at the world that is hopeful and full of wonder.

                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                        Barry says: The transformation from restful modern classical serenades to brittle folky ballads has been a smooth one for Broderick, and 'Blackberry' is a perfect meeting of the sounds of each. We get subtle acoustic guitar and more fully-fledged, melodic numbers. A beautiful development of his sound.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        1. Stop And Listen
                                                                                                                        2. But
                                                                                                                        3. What Happened To Your Heart
                                                                                                                        4. The Niece
                                                                                                                        5. Ode To Blackberry
                                                                                                                        6. Let It Go
                                                                                                                        7. What’s Wrong With A Straight Up Love Song
                                                                                                                        8. Wild Food

                                                                                                                        Not long after the release of Peter Broderick’s seventh solo album ‘Partners’, the composer closes 2016 with his equally exceptional ‘Grunewald’ recordings via Erased Tapes.

                                                                                                                        Born in just one night inside the four walls of the discrete yet majestic Grunewald Church, situated on the outskirts of Berlin, this five-track EP is an exploration of the alluring partnership between the acoustic space and Broderick's solo performance on piano and violin. Reflecting the grandeur of the room and the natural interaction between the instruments and their surrounding environment, 'Grunewald' pays homage to a very unusual space that's become a haven for an entire generation of contemporary composers.

                                                                                                                        Words from Peter, October 2016:
                                                                                                                        “In the few years between 2008 and 2011 or so, the Grunewald Church in Berlin was something of a hotspot for a group of us musicians. It started when Nils scouted it as a location in which to record The Bells . . . and then it seemed like we were in there every month or two for a while, either for recordings or for concerts.

                                                                                                                        There was a lady living just down the street from the church, and we’d just knock on her door, give her a couple hundred euros, and then she’d hand over the keys to the church! To be given unsupervised access in a space like that is really quite unheard of most of the time… For anyone who likes reverb, the Grunewald is a dream come true. That in combination with the beautiful old Bösendorfer piano made it the perfect place for both recording and performing.

                                                                                                                        When mixing the recordings that comprise this EP, simply titled Grunewald in homage to that old haven of ours, there were no artificial reverbs or delays used . . . only the natural sound of that epic space. Originally these piano recordings were released as part of a split album on a small Japanese label, and the violin piece was included on a compilation, also Japanese . . . but all these pieces were recorded on the same night, in the same space, and it is with great pleasure that I see them reunited for this release.”

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        1. Goodnight
                                                                                                                        2. Low Light
                                                                                                                        3. Violin Solo No.1
                                                                                                                        4. It's A Storm When I Sleep
                                                                                                                        5. Eyes Closed And Traveling

                                                                                                                        Not long after the release of Peter Broderick’s seventh solo album ‘Partners’, the composer closes 2016 with his equally exceptional ‘Grunewald’ recordings via Erased Tapes.

                                                                                                                        Born in just one night inside the four walls of the discrete yet majestic Grunewald Church, situated on the outskirts of Berlin, this five-track EP is an exploration of the alluring partnership between the acoustic space and Broderick's solo performance on piano and violin. Reflecting the grandeur of the room and the natural interaction between the instruments and their surrounding environment, 'Grunewald' pays homage to a very unusual space that's become a haven for an entire generation of contemporary composers.

                                                                                                                        Words from Peter, October 2016:
                                                                                                                        “In the few years between 2008 and 2011 or so, the Grunewald Church in Berlin was something of a hotspot for a group of us musicians. It started when Nils scouted it as a location in which to record The Bells . . . and then it seemed like we were in there every month or two for a while, either for recordings or for concerts.

                                                                                                                        There was a lady living just down the street from the church, and we’d just knock on her door, give her a couple hundred euros, and then she’d hand over the keys to the church! To be given unsupervised access in a space like that is really quite unheard of most of the time… For anyone who likes reverb, the Grunewald is a dream come true. That in combination with the beautiful old Bösendorfer piano made it the perfect place for both recording and performing.

                                                                                                                        When mixing the recordings that comprise this EP, simply titled Grunewald in homage to that old haven of ours, there were no artificial reverbs or delays used . . . only the natural sound of that epic space. Originally these piano recordings were released as part of a split album on a small Japanese label, and the violin piece was included on a compilation, also Japanese . . . but all these pieces were recorded on the same night, in the same space, and it is with great pleasure that I see them reunited for this release.”

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        1. Goodnight
                                                                                                                        2. Low Light
                                                                                                                        3. Violin Solo No.1
                                                                                                                        4. It's A Storm When I Sleep
                                                                                                                        5. Eyes Closed And Traveling

                                                                                                                        Peter Broderick

                                                                                                                        Piano Works Vol. 1

                                                                                                                          Ireland based American songsmith Peter Broderick announces the release of Piano Works Vol. 1 (Floating in Tucker’s Basement) — a new comprehensive album of solo piano recordings out November 25. Shining a light on the artist’s ongoing piano-based compositions, this release offers an opportunity to celebrate his more intimate work.

                                                                                                                          A comprehensive collection of Peter Broderick’s piano work to date, these recordings were originally captured in Berlin to accompany the 2017 sheet music book Piano Works Vol. 1. The book contains 20 pieces for solo piano and a download code to access new recordings of all 20 pieces. Up until now, the only way to hear these recordings was to purchase the sheet music book.

                                                                                                                          This release sees the original recordings receiving further treatment and processing by Tucker Martine in the customised echo chamber of his studio in Portland, Oregon—the region where Broderick grew up. The clean and unaffected original recordings were intended for educational purposes, so for this release Erased Tapes founder Robert Raths suggested to ‘throw the recordings into the well’, for a more dynamic and conscious listening experience.

                                                                                                                          “We gave these recordings a bit of a makeover. We sent all the tracks over to legendary engineer/producer Tucker Martine, who processed all 20 of them with unique tape and reverb treatments, utilising the echo chamber of his Portland studio, Flora Recording & Playback,” explains Broderick.

                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                          Barry says: Peter Broderick is a lovely man and a fine composer, with his interests and abilities spanning a huge variety of genres, but for my money is at his most profoundly moving (apart from on the spine-tingling 'Home') when he's behind the piano. Piano works is, predictably, exactly that (piano pieces) and spans all of his albums to date. Nuanced, tender piano pieces with Broderick's perfect melodic ear.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          1. Sonata For The Sirius
                                                                                                                          2. A Snowflake
                                                                                                                          3. Diverge
                                                                                                                          4. Pulling The Rain
                                                                                                                          5. Low Light
                                                                                                                          6. Bernard & Elba’s Waltz
                                                                                                                          7. Under The Bridge
                                                                                                                          8. Moment
                                                                                                                          9. Query
                                                                                                                          10. It’s A Storm When I Sleep
                                                                                                                          11. Eyes Closed And Traveling
                                                                                                                          12. Planes (Solo)
                                                                                                                          13. Ceasefire
                                                                                                                          14. Carried
                                                                                                                          15. Laden
                                                                                                                          16. Three Floats
                                                                                                                          17. Up Niek Mountain
                                                                                                                          18. Conspiraling
                                                                                                                          19. When I’m Gone
                                                                                                                          20. Dearest

                                                                                                                          Peter Broderick

                                                                                                                          The Wind That Shakes The Bramble

                                                                                                                            Peter Broderick returns with new EP ‘The Wind That Shakes The Bramble’ on 10 September 2021.

                                                                                                                            It’s the mid 1800s in Ireland, and a local poet from Limerick by the name of Robert Dwyer Joyce has written a ballad called ‘The Wind That Shakes The Barley’:

                                                                                                                            A bullet pierced my true love’s side

                                                                                                                            In life’s young spring so early

                                                                                                                            And on my breast in blood she died

                                                                                                                            While soft winds shook the barley


                                                                                                                            The recurring imagery of the barley standing tall amidst the breeze was meant to symbolise the resilience of Irish people amidst oppressive British rule. In 2006, the song title and its theme served as the inspiration for a powerful and heartbreaking film starring Cillian Murphy. Now, in 2021, Peter Broderick pays homage once again, weaving this motif into his latest EP, The Wind That Shakes The Bramble.

                                                                                                                            Following on from his 2020 album, Blackberry, Broderick shares some additional work from the same sessions, as well as a beautiful two-part rework from Bing & Ruth (4AD) and the new 22-minute title track . . . an expansive and meditative ambient odyssey . . . a balm for the baffling chaos of the current era.

                                                                                                                            Broderick’s obsession with and devotion to the Blackberry plant go well beyond his music. Last year, along with the release of the new album, he shared an eight-part video series (Blackberry Diaries) in which he demonstrated all the different uses of this incredible, ubiquitous plant . . . everything from Blackberry jam to weaving baskets and hats with the Bramble vines . . . from making tea of out the young leaves to making artwork with late-season berries past their prime.

                                                                                                                            He draws attention to the fact that the Blackberry plant itself is an incredible symbol of resilience. It weaves itself all through our countrysides, playing an important role in holding the soil together, and also makes its way into our cities, proliferating even in such hyper urban environments as London. And while most modern people have lost the ability to identify the wild plants growing around us, the Blackberry remains a commonly foraged plant all around the globe. It’s as if the more domesticated we become and the more our technology separates us from the natural.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            1. Some People Don’t Have Gonads
                                                                                                                            2. A Year Without Summer
                                                                                                                            3. What Happened To Your Heart (Bing & Ruth Rework - Part I)
                                                                                                                            4. What Happened To Your Heart (Bing & Ruth Rework - Part II)

                                                                                                                            Peter Broderick

                                                                                                                            Two Balloons

                                                                                                                              American-born multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer Peter Broderick will releases 'Two Balloons' via Erased Tapes. Available as a limited edition 10” vinyl and digital download, it features the score for the award-winning animation of the same name, inspired by an early recording of his, plus a 9-minute electronic rework on the B-side titled Techno For Lemurs.

                                                                                                                              Fairly often we see albums of “Music inspired by the film __”, but less common is a film inspired by music. Such is the case with Two Balloons. Director Mark C. Smith got the idea for his nine-minute stop frame animation film while out at sea, looking at a majestic funnel cloud in the distance. Shortly after he heard a song by Peter Broderick from one of his earliest recordings — 4 Track Songs — and the music struck a chord so strongly, he knew he wanted to make a film to fit the melody. And so began the five-year labour of love that would eventually produce this enchanting little film, currently circulating film festivals around the world and racking up countless awards and accolades including ‘Best Original Music Score’ at the New Renaissance Film Festival in Amsterdam.

                                                                                                                              Even though the film was inspired by an older Broderick composition, the score for Two Balloons was recorded from scratch, revised and expanded to fit each frame. The process of stop frame animation is a labour intensive and painstaking one, but the attention to detail didn’t stop at the picture for this film. The score was an integral part of the film from the very beginning, with both the director and composer going to great lengths to experiment not only with the composition itself, but also the fidelity. The first sound heard on the score is a piano playing a waltz figure, and the sound is noticeably lo-fi, but this isn’t just some modern digital trickery. This piano was recorded on a wire recorder, a recording technology that predates magnetic tape and has been virtually forgotten about.

                                                                                                                              In the process of recording the score, many different technologies were experimented with. In addition to purchasing and refurbishing several wire recorders, the director at one stage acquired several massive AM radio consoles as well as an AM radio transmitter, so that a digital recording from the computer could be broadcast through the AM radio waves and then captured through one of these nostalgic sounding old radios. A variety of these technologies from different eras were used to create a score that both sounds like it’s from several different time periods and from no specific time at all.

                                                                                                                              The B-side, if you will, is more than just a remix that recycles the original recordings. In fact none of the original parts have been re-used. ‘Techno For Lemurs’ is a homage to the two main characters in the story, the ring-tailed lemurs Bernard and Elba. Serving as Broderick’s first foray into the world of techno, this playful piece reinterprets the melodic themes from the original score by adapting them with electronic instrumentation. In Peter’s own words: “Let’s pretend for nine minutes that we’re ring-tailed lemurs and get this party started!” 

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              A1. Two Balloons (Part 1)
                                                                                                                              A2. Two Balloons (Part 2)
                                                                                                                              A3. Two Balloons (Part 3)
                                                                                                                              A4. Two Balloons (Part 4)
                                                                                                                              A5. Two Balloons (Part 5)
                                                                                                                              B1. Techno For Lemurs

                                                                                                                              Peter Broderick

                                                                                                                              Float - 2013 Addendum

                                                                                                                              October 28, 2013 will see the reissue of 26-year old American composer Peter Broderick's 2008 debut album 'Float'. Returning to his home in Oregon, where his musical journey began, Peter completes the circle with the release of 'Float 2013', accompanied by a 7" single with exclusive material. 'Float 2013 Addendum' features album track ‘Something Has Changed’ re-arranged as a duet for violin and viola, with the new title ‘Something Has Remained’. The b-side holds an alternative version of 'Stopping On The Broadway Bridge' entitled 'Continuing On The Broadway Bridge'. Both have been mastered by the gifted hands of Nils Frahm.

                                                                                                                              Brought up in a musical household in Oregon, Peter quickly became a popular session musician for the likes of M. Ward in the Portland area. Later discovered by the Danish band Efterklang he joined their live band and spent the next six years based in Europe where he collaborated with many like-minded contemporaries. Through relentless touring, multiple album recordings and film scores Peter has established himself as a solo artist, known for his innate gift as a musical medium to picking up any instrument, turning his musings into poignant songs.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              A1. Something Has Remained
                                                                                                                              B1. Continuing On The Broadway Bridge

                                                                                                                              Peter Broderick

                                                                                                                              Float 2013

                                                                                                                                October 2013 will see the reissue of 26-year old American composer Peter Broderick's 2008 debut album Float. Returning to his home in Oregon, where his musical journey began, Peter completes the circle with the release of Float 2013. Remastered by the gifted hands of Nils Frahm, Float 2013 will also include two additional bonus tracks with each album download and will be reissued on CD and vinyl.

                                                                                                                                Brought up in a musical household in Oregon, Peter quickly became a popular session musician for the likes of M. Ward in the Portland area. Later discovered by the Danish band Efterklang he joined their live band and spent the next six years based in Europe where he collaborated with many like-minded contemporaries. Through relentless touring, multiple album recordings and film scores Peter has established himself as a solo artist, known for his innate gift as a musical medium to picking up any instrument, turning his musings into poignant songs.

                                                                                                                                IN HIS OWN WORDS:
                                                                                                                                ’A dialogue was started with Robert, about the idea of one day giving Float a second chance. And a bit later I found myself in the studio of my dear friend Nils, remastering these songs which on one hand felt so far away, but on the other felt right at the core of my musical heart, the foundation of my aspirations as a musician. And what Nils did to the sound, how he worked his magic as he always does, filled me with the conviction that this project had not previously reached its potential. In so many ways I've found myself coming around the circle, back to the place I started, only perhaps the circle itself has moved. But the dream is the same. And my little baby has a new pair of shoes: Float 2013.’ – PETER BRODERICK.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                01. A Snowflake
                                                                                                                                02. Floating/Sinking
                                                                                                                                03. A Glacier
                                                                                                                                04. A Simple Reminder
                                                                                                                                05. Stopping On The Broadway Bridge
                                                                                                                                06. Another Glacier
                                                                                                                                07. Something Has Changed
                                                                                                                                08. Broken Patterns
                                                                                                                                09. An Ending
                                                                                                                                10. A Beginning

                                                                                                                                Peter Broderick

                                                                                                                                Music For Confluence

                                                                                                                                  New-Berliner Peter Broderick has established himself as a composer in his own right, may it be as a touring member in Efterklang, collaborating with label mates Nils Frahm and Dustin O'Halloran, or most recently, working on the Last Night soundtrack with Clint Mansell. His innate gift as a musical medium, picking up any instrument to turn his musings into songs, has won the 24-year old American composer many hearts worldwide. Following on from his contemporary dance scores Music For Falling From Trees and Music For Congregation, November 28th, 2011 will see Broderick return with a brand new work released on Erased Tapes Records, entitled Music For Confluence. Created for documentary filmmakers Jennifer Anderson and Vernon Lott, the soundtrack takes the listener through waves of stark emotions. The release of Music For Confluence will be preceded by the double A-side single Old Time / Solace In Gala on November 8th.

                                                                                                                                  IN HIS OWN WORDS: "It was November 2010 when I started to seriously think about relocating to Berlin. I knew my Danish visa would run out sometime in 2011 and if I wanted to stay in Europe I'd need to either renew it or get another visa elsewhere. Berlin pulled me in like a magnet, with so many of my friends and inspirations living and working there, and also being so central for my frequent European travels. And just when I started to think about finding a place, I heard about a friend of a friend who was renting out a spacious two-floor apartment in the middle of town. I was told the building was owned by a man who only wanted musicians to live there, so I could make all the noise I wanted, and on top of that I was given a key to the piano store on the bottom floor so I could play anytime the store was closed... the place was made for me! All winter, when I wasn't traveling and playing concerts, I was locked away in this new space creating. I had been asked to make the score for a documentary film called Confluence. The film is based in the Lewiston, Idaho area, not too far from where I grew up in the USA, and it chronicles several mysterious cases of young girls found murdered or gone missing around 1980, all of which seem to lead back to one man who for a variety of reasons has not been able to be charged with these crimes. So with my minimal equipment and a key to Die Klavier Etage (the piano store), I set out to create some textural soundscapes which could compliment the building tension of the story without being too intrusive or suggestive. Days and nights, snowed in and experimenting with layers and layers of whichever instruments I had around, finding a murky atmosphere that fit with the uneasy feeling which the film gave to me. On New Year's Eve I was inside, recording the final notes for the score. I had finished everything except the piece for the credits. After speaking with one of the directors of the film, Vernon Lott, we decided the song for the credits should be different from the rest of the score. So while the fireworks were exploding outside my window, I was recording Old Time, a song which for me felt like a breath-of-fresh-air after story which can only leave you wondering..." - Peter Broderick.

                                                                                                                                  Peter Broderick

                                                                                                                                  Music For Confluence (Reissue)

                                                                                                                                    Through relentless touring and multiple album recordings, Portlandbased Peter Broderick has established himself as a contemporary composer, known for his innate gift as a musical medium to picking up any instrument, turning his musings into poignant songs. The scope of Peter’s work is vast – his recordings and original score work currently feature in dance arrangements, art installations, films and documentaries. He collaborated with many like-minded contemporaries such as Nils Frahm and Greg Haines, and featured on Clint Mansell’s Last Night soundtrack. Peter’s signature emotional depth cuts through any instrument to create stirring, personal music that is full of artistic detail. Currently an artist in residence at Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, Ireland, 2016 has much in store for Peter.

                                                                                                                                    Created in 2011 for Jennifer Anderson and Vernon Lott’s spell binding documentary film on five unsolved murders in Idaho, the soundtrack takes the listener through waves of stark emotions.

                                                                                                                                    IN HIS OWN WORDS: “It was November 2010 when I started to seriously think about relocating to Berlin. I knew my Danish visa would run out sometime in 2011 and if I wanted to stay in Europe I'd need to either renew it or get another visa elsewhere.
                                                                                                                                    Berlin pulled me in like a magnet, with so many of my friends and inspirations living and working there, and also being so central for my frequent European travels. And just when I started to think about finding a place, I heard about a friend of a friend who was renting out a spacious two-floor apartment in the middle of town. I was told the building was owned by a man who only wanted musicians to live there, so I could make all the noise I wanted, and on top of that I was given a key to the piano store on the bottom floor so I could play anytime the store was closed… the place was made for me! All winter, when I wasn't traveling and playing concerts, I was locked away in this new space creating. I had been asked to make the score for a documentary film called Confluence. The film is based in the Lewiston, Idaho area, not too far from where I grew up in the USA, and it chronicles several mysterious cases of young girls found murdered or gone missing around 1980, all of which seem to lead back to one man who for a variety of reasons has not been able to be charged with these crimes.
                                                                                                                                    So with my minimal equipment and a key to Die Klavier Etage (the piano store), I set out to create some textural soundscapes which could compliment the building tension of the story without being too intrusive or suggestive. Days and nights, snowed in and experimenting with layers and layers of whichever instruments I had around, finding a murky atmosphere that fit with the uneasy feeling which the film gave to me. On New Year's Eve I was inside, recording the final notes for the score. I had finished everything except the piece for the credits. After speaking with one of the directors of the film, Vernon Lott, we decided the song for the credits should be different from the rest of the score. So while the fireworks were exploding outside my window, I was recording Old Time, a song which for me felt like a breath-of-fresh-air after story which can only leave you wondering…” – Peter Broderick.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    01. In The Valley Itself
                                                                                                                                    02. The Last Christmas
                                                                                                                                    03. We Didn't Find Anything
                                                                                                                                    04. Some Fisherman On The Snake River
                                                                                                                                    05. We Enjoyed Life Together
                                                                                                                                    06. She Just Quit Coming To School
                                                                                                                                    07. It Wasn't A Deer Skull
                                                                                                                                    08. What Was Found
                                                                                                                                    09. He Was Inside That Building
                                                                                                                                    10. The Person Of Interest
                                                                                                                                    11. Circumstantial Evidence
                                                                                                                                    12. Until The Person Is Aprehended
                                                                                                                                    13. Old Time

                                                                                                                                    Peter Broderick

                                                                                                                                    Music For Confluence (Reissue)

                                                                                                                                      Through relentless touring and multiple album recordings, Portlandbased Peter Broderick has established himself as a contemporary composer, known for his innate gift as a musical medium to picking up any instrument, turning his musings into poignant songs. The scope of Peter’s work is vast – his recordings and original score work currently feature in dance arrangements, art installations, films and documentaries. He collaborated with many like-minded contemporaries such as Nils Frahm and Greg Haines, and featured on Clint Mansell’s Last Night soundtrack. Peter’s signature emotional depth cuts through any instrument to create stirring, personal music that is full of artistic detail. Currently an artist in residence at Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, Ireland, 2016 has much in store for Peter.

                                                                                                                                      Created in 2011 for Jennifer Anderson and Vernon Lott’s spell binding documentary film on five unsolved murders in Idaho, the soundtrack takes the listener through waves of stark emotions.

                                                                                                                                      IN HIS OWN WORDS: “It was November 2010 when I started to seriously think about relocating to Berlin. I knew my Danish visa would run out sometime in 2011 and if I wanted to stay in Europe I'd need to either renew it or get another visa elsewhere.
                                                                                                                                      Berlin pulled me in like a magnet, with so many of my friends and inspirations living and working there, and also being so central for my frequent European travels. And just when I started to think about finding a place, I heard about a friend of a friend who was renting out a spacious two-floor apartment in the middle of town. I was told the building was owned by a man who only wanted musicians to live there, so I could make all the noise I wanted, and on top of that I was given a key to the piano store on the bottom floor so I could play anytime the store was closed… the place was made for me! All winter, when I wasn't traveling and playing concerts, I was locked away in this new space creating. I had been asked to make the score for a documentary film called Confluence. The film is based in the Lewiston, Idaho area, not too far from where I grew up in the USA, and it chronicles several mysterious cases of young girls found murdered or gone missing around 1980, all of which seem to lead back to one man who for a variety of reasons has not been able to be charged with these crimes.
                                                                                                                                      So with my minimal equipment and a key to Die Klavier Etage (the piano store), I set out to create some textural soundscapes which could compliment the building tension of the story without being too intrusive or suggestive. Days and nights, snowed in and experimenting with layers and layers of whichever instruments I had around, finding a murky atmosphere that fit with the uneasy feeling which the film gave to me. On New Year's Eve I was inside, recording the final notes for the score. I had finished everything except the piece for the credits. After speaking with one of the directors of the film, Vernon Lott, we decided the song for the credits should be different from the rest of the score. So while the fireworks were exploding outside my window, I was recording Old Time, a song which for me felt like a breath-of-fresh-air after story which can only leave you wondering…” – Peter Broderick.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      01. In The Valley Itself
                                                                                                                                      02. The Last Christmas
                                                                                                                                      03. We Didn't Find Anything
                                                                                                                                      04. Some Fisherman On The Snake River
                                                                                                                                      05. We Enjoyed Life Together
                                                                                                                                      06. She Just Quit Coming To School
                                                                                                                                      07. It Wasn't A Deer Skull
                                                                                                                                      08. What Was Found
                                                                                                                                      09. He Was Inside That Building
                                                                                                                                      10. The Person Of Interest
                                                                                                                                      11. Circumstantial Evidence
                                                                                                                                      12. Until The Person Is Aprehended
                                                                                                                                      13. Old Time

                                                                                                                                      Peter Broderick

                                                                                                                                      Music For Falling From Trees

                                                                                                                                        Through relentless touring and multiple album recordings, Portlandbased Peter Broderick has established himself as a contemporary composer, known for his innate gift as a musical medium to picking up any instrument, turning his musings into poignant songs. The scope of Peter’s work is vast – his recordings and original score work currently feature in dance arrangements, art installations, films and documentaries. He collaborated with many like-minded contemporaries such as Nils Frahm and Greg Haines, and featured on Clint Mansell’s Last Night soundtrack. Peter’s signature emotional depth cuts through any instrument to create stirring, personal music that is full of artistic detail. Currently an artist in residence at Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, Ireland, 2016 has much in store for Peter.

                                                                                                                                        2009’s Music for Falling From Trees, a 30-minute piece in seven sections, was created for a contemporary dance by London-based choreographer Adrienne Hart at Neon Dance. Adrienne was looking for a score of piano and strings, so Peter left the guitar and his voice aside and focused entirely on those two timbres. The dance tells the story of a man in a psychiatric hospital, and his struggle to maintain his identity. The music is sometimes melancholic, sometimes playful, sometimes chaotic, but with the combination of piano and strings, full of beauty, reverence and awe.

                                                                                                                                        IN HIS OWN WORDS: “In late 2008, Adrienne Hart contacted me about scoring her new work, Falling From Trees. In Adrienne's words, ‘the piece is set in a psychiatric hospital and centered around one man's struggle to retain his identity in the most extreme of circumstances.’ There are four dancers in the piece. One male playing the patient, and three female hospital workers. I had been making music for a variety of film projects, but the thought of scoring a dance was very exciting to me. I was on tour at the time, so I wasn't able to start writing the music until I had a break in early January. The dance premiered on January 21st, so I had about three weeks to create the score. I camped out up in the top of my father's barn with some minimal recording equipment, my violin and viola, and an old broken piano. Given the time constraints, I approached the music in a very open way. Rather than sit down and try to compose something, I just set up a microphone and started playing. After coming up with a couple of themes on the piano, I started recording, using those small themes and improvising around them. Most of the sections have a small core that is composed, and then the rest is improvised. Luckily for me this method seemed to work. I would work all day and then send a sketch over to Adrienne, and every time her response was positive. So in this way we worked very well together. I give my hugest thanks to Adrienne for trusting me to create the music for her wonderful work. Adrienne told me from the beginning she was looking for a score of piano and strings. So I decided to take this literally and make a rule not to use any other instruments. In the script it called for the sound of a ticking clock. I made this sound by tapping on the body of the violin with my fingernails. The sound of an electric shock given to the patient is depicted by a quick, distorted piano chord. And all other droning and bass tones were made by extending and processing violin and/or piano tones, etc. Thank you very much for listening.” – Peter Broderick, March 2009.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        01. Part 1: An Introduction To The Patient
                                                                                                                                        02. Part 2: Patient Observation
                                                                                                                                        03. Part 3: Pill Induced Slumber
                                                                                                                                        04. Part 4: The Dream
                                                                                                                                        05. Part 5: Awaken/Panic/Restraint
                                                                                                                                        06. Part 6: Electroconvulsive Shock
                                                                                                                                        07. Part 7: The Path To Recovery

                                                                                                                                        Veteran Erased Tapes recording artist Peter Broderick set to release new studio album Partners on 19th August 2016.

                                                                                                                                        For close to a decade, Portland’s Peter Broderick has cut his own unpredictable path through the world of contemporary music. So far, his wanderings have led him from solo works into the realms of film, dance and documentary scores, as well as art installations.

                                                                                                                                        Now Peter takes that unpredictability one step further. For his latest album, a series of voice and piano recordings, he experiments with chance, surrendering an entire song’s composition to the roll of dice.

                                                                                                                                        As he explains below in an email to Erased Tapes founder Robert Raths, it was John Cage’s tendency to remove himself from his music, to somehow automate his own process, which inspired the strange mechanics with which this record was created.

                                                                                                                                        In the words of Cage himself, ‘the world is teeming; anything can happen.’

                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                        Barry says: He went a bit off-piste there for a bit didn't he? Not to say that 'It Starts Hear' wasn't great (not heard quite so many references to the World Wide Web in pop media since Sandra Bullock's magnum opus 'The Net') It clearly had it's moments, as did the following albums. This is a different beast altogether however, much like Broderick's modern-classical masterpiece 'Float', this is elegant and beautiful piano music. Reverb drenched piano glides along, slowed-down arpeggios segue into hurried note clusters before washing away into a stream-of-consciousness ambient wash. This is as mellow as I've heard Broderick's work for some time, and it's as moving as it ever was.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        1. Partners
                                                                                                                                        2. In A Landscape
                                                                                                                                        3. Carried
                                                                                                                                        4. Under The Bridge
                                                                                                                                        5. Conspiraling
                                                                                                                                        6. Up Niek Mountain
                                                                                                                                        7. Sometimes

                                                                                                                                        Veteran Erased Tapes recording artist Peter Broderick set to release new studio album Partners on 19th August 2016.

                                                                                                                                        For close to a decade, Portland’s Peter Broderick has cut his own unpredictable path through the world of contemporary music. So far, his wanderings have led him from solo works into the realms of film, dance and documentary scores, as well as art installations.

                                                                                                                                        Now Peter takes that unpredictability one step further. For his latest album, a series of voice and piano recordings, he experiments with chance, surrendering an entire song’s composition to the roll of dice.

                                                                                                                                        As he explains below in an email to Erased Tapes founder Robert Raths, it was John Cage’s tendency to remove himself from his music, to somehow automate his own process, which inspired the strange mechanics with which this record was created.

                                                                                                                                        In the words of Cage himself, ‘the world is teeming; anything can happen.’

                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                        Barry says: He went a bit off-piste there for a bit didn't he? Not to say that 'It Starts Hear' wasn't great (not heard quite so many references to the World Wide Web in pop media since Sandra Bullock's magnum opus 'The Net') It clearly had it's moments, as did the following albums. This is a different beast altogether however, much like Broderick's modern-classical masterpiece 'Float', this is elegant and beautiful piano music. Reverb drenched piano glides along, slowed-down arpeggios segue into hurried note clusters before washing away into a stream-of-consciousness ambient wash. This is as mellow as I've heard Broderick's work for some time, and it's as moving as it ever was.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        1. Partners
                                                                                                                                        2. In A Landscape
                                                                                                                                        3. Carried
                                                                                                                                        4. Under The Bridge
                                                                                                                                        5. Conspiraling
                                                                                                                                        6. Up Niek Mountain
                                                                                                                                        7. Sometimes

                                                                                                                                        Peter Broderick

                                                                                                                                        These Walls Of Mine

                                                                                                                                          October 22, 2012 will see Peter Broderick release his brand new studio album on Erased Tapes, entitled These Walls of Mine. Held together by a dialogue of voices, this album reveals Peter’s innermost thoughts in an intimate yet playful way. An exploration from gospel and soul to spoken word, beatboxing and rap – this is Peter at his most natural.

                                                                                                                                          IN HIS OWN WORDS: “I had recently been experimenting at home with a microphone and a laptop, recording and uploading new songs for free online, each one alongside a photo and some words, and open to comments from the outside world. At some point Robert (Erased Tapes label founder) started listening to the music and felt compelled to encourage me to compile an album with all this material. His reaction to ‘These Walls of Mine’ (the song, not the album) was exactly how I felt about the music. I wasn’t sure if I loved it or hated it. But I loved the feeling of that uncertainty, of surprising myself and others around me. And in the end Robert got behind all the songs, which gave me the courage to finish the music for this release. These songs are best viewed as a collection of lyrical and vocal experiments. Of course the instruments and the music are important, but this album is held together by a dialogue of voices. Conversations with myself and with others. Several tracks contain lyrical contributions from friends and strangers, made possible with the help of the internet. And then I sang and sang and sang. I love singing. And I love cats.” – PETER BRODERICK.

                                                                                                                                          Peter Broggs

                                                                                                                                          Progressive Youth - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                            Originally released in 1979 on the ITAL MUSIC label, this cult album was reissued only on CD in 1998 by the RAS label. Recorded at CHANNEL ONE and mixed at KING TUBBY studios by Scientist, it features THE original ROOTS RADICS backing band with Flabba Holt on bass, Style Scott on drums, Bingi Bunny and Jah Sowell Tempo on guitar, Winston Wright on keyboards, Bongo Herman on percussion, Glaston Anderson on piano and, of course, Peter Broggs on vocals. This magic formula, which combines the best engineers and musicians on the island, hits the nail on the head and delivers a real DIAMOND in the rough, 100% pure ROOTS, where everyone excels. By far, one of the finest reissues of Roots Reggae in recent years, remastered and delivered as a 180 g vinyl with 350 g sleeve and a remastered CD. A MUST HAVE for all reggae fans.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            1. Never Forget Jah
                                                                                                                                            2. Don't Get Weary Rasta
                                                                                                                                            3. Jah Jah Help Us
                                                                                                                                            4. I Don’t Know
                                                                                                                                            5. Cool Down
                                                                                                                                            6. Forward Natty
                                                                                                                                            7. Having A Party
                                                                                                                                            8. Live Up
                                                                                                                                            9. River Jordan
                                                                                                                                            10. Give Thanks

                                                                                                                                            Heavy, speaker-busting remixes of Pete Cannon & Patrice's derriere themed club track - "Butterfly". Utilizing the catchy vocal chorus, four different producers take the track into jungle, garage and grime / bashment territories - keeping the cutting edge production and foundation shaking bass weight through four inspired remixes.

                                                                                                                                            Pete Cannon deploys an array of gatt gun amens and growling Reeses. Patrice and Sumgii both add eski synths and a shoulder-dropped grime / garage hybrid beat while Traces plays with pitch and bit reduction on a twisted mutant dancehall tweak that sounds like a boiling hot pan about to spill over.

                                                                                                                                            All excellent remixes that'll keep subwoofer-driven dancefloors trembling well into the night... 


                                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                            Matt says: CrRrRazy jungle ruffage by the Amiga-wielding, bass bin rattling, modern maniac Pete Cannon; who's joined by a thriplet of other contemporary underground heroes for a seriously fresh soundsystem challenger. Big T I P on this one folks!

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            A1. Butterfly (Pete's Amiga Re-Work) 
                                                                                                                                            A2. Butterfly (Patrice's VIP) 
                                                                                                                                            AA1. Butterfly (Traces Remix) 
                                                                                                                                            AA2. Butterfly (Sumgii's Gutter Flip) 

                                                                                                                                            4 absolutely tearin' Amiga jungle bangers! The packaging alone is worth buying the record for - a retrotastic take on vintage Amiga computer magazines that were rife in the early 90s!

                                                                                                                                            Music-wise expect heavily tiimmeessttrrretched and mangled breaks, growling subs and the odd smattering of hardcore vox twisted to oblivion through the Amiga's infamous sequencing program: Tracker. It's pretty mad to think that the development of jungle was heavily indebted to this piece of software - pretty much the equivalent of when loads of working class Chicago kids discovered the 303 ten years previous. Technology can often inspire and cause serious cultural shifts (just look at the Instagram-centric world we live in today!) but back then, it all seemed so much more creative and revolutionary! 


                                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                            Matt says: Real retrotastic jungle business here by Pete Cannon who unashamedly boasts the virtues of the Amiga's Tracker program, pivotal in the development of the genre during its embryonic phase. It's quite astonishing when you consider how limited the system was in terms of processing power, memory etc. A proper blast of innovation that's left a permanent mark on underground dance culture.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            A1. Booyaka
                                                                                                                                            A2. Reaching Out
                                                                                                                                            AA1. Come Rude Boy
                                                                                                                                            AA2. Falling 

                                                                                                                                            Patsy Cline

                                                                                                                                            Sweet Dreams: The Complete Decca Masters 1960-1963

                                                                                                                                              Released for the first time on vinyl, Sweet Dreams: The Complete Decca Studio Masters (1960 - 1963) is an absolute must for any country music fan. This beautiful collection gathers all 51 tracks that Cline recorded with Owen Bradley after she left a restrictive deal at 4 Star Records and joined on with Decca Records in 1960.

                                                                                                                                              It's hard to believe that these songs were all recorded in such a small time frame; so many of her top hits and fan-favorites were all captured during this very fruitful period with Bradley at Decca. Right off the bat, the new sessions struck gold with the classic "I Fall To Pieces," Cline's first Country #1.

                                                                                                                                              Most notably, working with Bradley led Cline to find her signature, distinctive sound - braiding wistful country music ballads with big-band pop sensibilities that shone a spotlight on her elastic, smooth vocals, forging the path for future country-pop crossovers. With her sound in place, the duo doubled-down on their successes, with sessions that produced chart-toppers "She's Got You," "Crazy" and "Sweet Dreams (of You)."

                                                                                                                                              Featuring absolutely stunning, powerful, full-color photos printed on the interior of the gatefold 3xLP jacket, Sweet Dreams is as just as rewarding for the eyes as the ears. The songs on this 51 track collection form the crown jewels of her discography and cement Patsy Cline's legacy as one of country music's greatest of all time. 

                                                                                                                                              Pascal Comelade & The Liminanas

                                                                                                                                              Boom Boom

                                                                                                                                                “Boom Boom” is the follow up of 2015’s “Traité de guitarres triolec]ques à l’usage des portugaises ensablées” . 12 new songs written by Pascal Comelade & Lionel Liminana. Featuring “solo” guitarists long time friends of Pascal Comelade: Ivan Telefunken (from Bel Canto Orquestra, also playing live with The Liminanas), Xarim Aresté & Lalo Lopez.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                1. Le Riffifi Brille En Jaune
                                                                                                                                                2. Elvis Has Left The Building
                                                                                                                                                3. Hypnose En Bas De Gamme
                                                                                                                                                4. Fin Du Monde
                                                                                                                                                5. Playitloudornotatall
                                                                                                                                                6. Le Retour De Black Sabata
                                                                                                                                                7. Contortionne-toi Toi-même
                                                                                                                                                8. Solo De Boxe En Conserve
                                                                                                                                                9. Concinacion
                                                                                                                                                10. J’entends Des Voix Qui Ont Mauvaise Haleine
                                                                                                                                                11. Ceci Est Un Enregistrement Magnétique
                                                                                                                                                12. One Ne Mange Pas La Choucroute De Veronica

                                                                                                                                                Pascal Comelade

                                                                                                                                                Le Non-sens Du Rythme

                                                                                                                                                  Following 'Le Cut-Up Populaire', Pascal Comelade announces the release on September 9 of his new album 'Le Non-Sens Du Rythme'. Since his first record published in 1975, Pascal Comelade, a child of the frenzy rock of the 60’s and 70s’, has developed a profuse body of work including many musical collaborations (PJ Harvey, Robert Wyatt, Jaki Libezeit (Can), Lee Ranaldo, The Liminanas...) and non-musical collaborations (Jeanne Moreau, Sergi Lopez, Jean François Stévenin, Bob Wilson...).

                                                                                                                                                  His compositions are reminiscent of MC5, Erik Satie, Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, Suicide: a language that dances on a musical skeleton in perpetual movement by successive fusions, mixing folklore and underground, repetitive music and french chanson, pataphysical riffs and toy instruments.

                                                                                                                                                  As a multiple artist, he has developed an aesthetic approach via a particular link to visual arts. He draws, paints and occasionally performs with painters Miquel Barcelo and Hervé Di Rosa.

                                                                                                                                                  On his new album, "Le non-sens du rythme" (to be translated "The nonsense of rhythm", the title says it all), Pascal Comelade almost plays all the instruments, not only multiple pianos but also the Rickenbaker e.bass, the indian harmonium, various keyboards and even the tin can. He remains the undisputed master of the instrumental ritornello inspired by popular music as well as krautrock.


                                                                                                                                                  This is a clear perspective on Comelade’s musical universe and can be considered as an ultimate “best of” and a radical introduction tothis chaotic and uncompromising instrumental music. "Rocanrolorama Abrégé" (“abbreviated rockandrolorama”, in English) is the short version of the complete works and reworks of Pascal Comelade published at the end of 2016 as a 6-CD box set in a sold-out limited edition of 1000 numbered and signed copies. Pascal Comelade made this album as if it was a new and separate album, with tracks that he considers best represent his work, from 1993 to 2016, according to the principle applied with the Rocanrolorama box set: songs in their original form, alternative versions, reworks, additions…
                                                                                                                                                  This short version was conceived especially for a double vinyl LP format: four sides with six tracks each, which you can listen to in the right order, from start to finish, according to a logical, thought-out progression for each side (slow tempo, medium tempo, orchestrations, electricity, etc.), paying tribute to the concept behind the collection Rhythm and Blues Formidable.


                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  A1. Arthur Cravan Was A Flor Fina /
                                                                                                                                                  A2. The Blank Invasion Of Schizofonics Bikinis /
                                                                                                                                                  A3. La Société Du Piano-Obstacle /
                                                                                                                                                  A4. Sardana Dels Desemparats /
                                                                                                                                                  A5. Il Luna-Park Galactico
                                                                                                                                                  A6. Paganini Paga Tot A Nono
                                                                                                                                                  B1. Le Fakir De La Chapelle /
                                                                                                                                                  B2. The Nothing-Twist /
                                                                                                                                                  B3. El Misteri Del Triangle Del Vermut /
                                                                                                                                                  B4. Rue Des Soeurs Noires /
                                                                                                                                                  B5. Europe Change Bad /
                                                                                                                                                  B6. Despintura (A) Fonica
                                                                                                                                                  C1. Stranger In Paradigm /
                                                                                                                                                  C2. Sense El Resso Del Dring /
                                                                                                                                                  C3. I Put A Barbara Steele On You
                                                                                                                                                  C4. Patafisiskal Polska /
                                                                                                                                                  C5. El Pianista Del Antifaz (= "Born In Candolle") /
                                                                                                                                                  C6. Vals Burlesco
                                                                                                                                                  D1. Hydropathes Marchant Sur Les Os /
                                                                                                                                                  D2. The Halucinogenic Espontex Sinfonia
                                                                                                                                                  D3. Spinoza Was A Soul Garagist /
                                                                                                                                                  D4. The Skatalan Logicofobism /
                                                                                                                                                  D5. Sans Les Mains
                                                                                                                                                  D6. Ha Passat Un Angel (Version Instrumentale)

                                                                                                                                                  Top dog at Exotic Robotics (alongside fellow sports-wear aficionado Sports Casual), Patrick Conway finally makes his debut on the label. Now gaining a fierce reputation in the studio, the international man of mystery delivers an absolute heater for his homegrown imprint - showcasing his gift for crafting crisp futurist techno, underpinned with heavy UK rave influences.

                                                                                                                                                  This is the 6th release on the label after their 5 previous sell-outs from the likes of Flora FM, DJ Guy, Fettburger, Textasy and Cofaxx.

                                                                                                                                                  DJ Python delivers a masterful remix on the flip.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1. Spring Sonnet
                                                                                                                                                  2. Early Assembly
                                                                                                                                                  3. Vertical Society
                                                                                                                                                  4. Vertical Society (DJ Python Remix)

                                                                                                                                                  Hi-NRG synth pioneer Patrick Cowley moved away from his usual robotic steeliness on 1982’s “Primitive World,” drawing instead on the groove rock of early 1970s gay discos. It’s a percussion track influenced by Babatunde Olatunji’s 1959 hit “Jin-Go-Lo-Ba,” made more famous by Santana’s 1969 cover. Cowley updated the sound for the 1980s with electronics and drum machines but kept the playful attitude of the original. Two choirs of voices chant back and forth to each other, giving Cowley a chance to include many of his friends from the San Francisco dance music community.

                                                                                                                                                  This has been DJ Hifi Sean’s year, with a best-selling album with David McAlmont , countless live gigs and high-profile remixes to his name. His interpretation of Cowley’s “Primitive World” can be counted among his best, bringing an intense TB-303 acid house vibe that perfectly complements Cowley’s weird electronic blips and bleeps. The effect is a disorienting mix of psychedelic 70’s groove, 80s synth pop, and 90s tacky house vibes. “Primitive World,” is one of the brilliant standouts on Cowley’s final record, Mind Warp, the so-called “death album” written as his health was rapidly sinking. Hifi Sean’s new remixes pay tribute to Cowley’s genius while fusing the track even more strongly to dance music’s electronic future.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  A1. Hifi Sean Mix
                                                                                                                                                  A2. Hifi Sean Dub
                                                                                                                                                  B1. Original
                                                                                                                                                  B2. Hifi Sean Bonus Beat
                                                                                                                                                  B3. Acapella

                                                                                                                                                  Paul B. Cutler

                                                                                                                                                  Les Fleurs

                                                                                                                                                    Fans of the innovations and originality that sprang from the L.A. underground of the late 1970s and ’80s often ask, “What’s Paul B. Cutler been up to?” A vital participant in the Los Angeles music scene of that period as bandleader, songwriter, musician and producer, Cutler’s work—in particular his guitar playing— with The Consumers, 45 Grave, Vox Pop and The Dream Syndicate is still admired by fans and an influence on anyone interested in that period and the styles that developed from it.

                                                                                                                                                    In 2014, “Ryan Adams contacted me and wanted to form a band. He loved 45 Grave, he wanted to do some goth / punk, whatever you want to call it. That’s right up my alley. He’s amazingly talented and inspiring to work with. We did that for a while, and I wrote a bunch of songs.” Enthused about his new material, Cutler continued recording songs with just his signature electric guitar style and vocals. As this was developing, another vet of the early L.A. scene—Brad Laner of Medicine and Savage Republic—got in touch with Cutler. Soon Laner was mixing, co-producing, playing keyboards as well as adding the rhythm section. The overall process took some time, with songwriting beginning in 2014. When reflecting on the music that comprises Les Fleurs, “To me, and it does not sound like it, but because of the philosophy I had while producing it, it’s punk. I come from the original punk, before it was a genre. Before it was a ‘sound.’ When I got to LA in 1977 there were about twenty, maybe thirty bands and they all sounded very different. The Screamers, The Deadbeats, so many different takes on what music could be. There was no chance for commercial success so we all just did what we wanted. I never stopped. So philosophically I consider this punk rock, made in its original spirit although nobody would recognize it as such. I am a punk to this day.” So that, dear reader, is the basic story. Now it’s up to you to see what you recognize in Paul B. Cutler’s Les Fleurs.

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    1. The Cold Light Of Day
                                                                                                                                                    2. Engineer
                                                                                                                                                    3. For The Children
                                                                                                                                                    4. Fly Away
                                                                                                                                                    5. Grinning Reaper
                                                                                                                                                    6. Medusa
                                                                                                                                                    7. Istanbul
                                                                                                                                                    8. The Game
                                                                                                                                                    9. Chains
                                                                                                                                                    10. Home Sweet Home
                                                                                                                                                    11. Eat Me
                                                                                                                                                    12. Last Kiss
                                                                                                                                                    13. Decay
                                                                                                                                                    14. Persistence
                                                                                                                                                    15. Body Shadow Spirit

                                                                                                                                                    Pino D'Angió

                                                                                                                                                    ...Balla!

                                                                                                                                                      Arisen to renewed stardom after going contagiously viral on TikTok, with his fascinating aura and apparently braggy attitude, Pino D'Angió marked the history of Italian dance and disco music with this sharp and ironic record that still fills the floor today as it did in the 80's.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      1. Un Concerto Da Strapazzo
                                                                                                                                                      2. Una Notte Da Impazzire
                                                                                                                                                      3. Signorina
                                                                                                                                                      4. Okay Okay
                                                                                                                                                      5. Perdoni Tenente
                                                                                                                                                      6. Me Ne Frego Di Te
                                                                                                                                                      7. Notte D'amore
                                                                                                                                                      8. Mannaggia Rock & Roll
                                                                                                                                                      9. Donna In Costruzione
                                                                                                                                                      10. Ma Quale Idea

                                                                                                                                                      Creating your own genre of music is not for the faint hearted and this is exactly what this album uncompromisingly sets out to do. Despite strong influences from the Mediterranean and the Middle East, it admirably keeps its feet firmly on the ground of Manchester and British Indie. Following in the footsteps of British bands Asian Dub Foundation and Transglobal Underground, the album layers exotic sounds like darbuka, saz and bouzouki over a strong, driving back beat. From electric guitar to the haunting Turkish çümbüş, each song holds small surprises from the unusual array of instruments arranged with loving attention to detail.

                                                                                                                                                      A mixture of Darwish's songs in English and modern rearrangements of Turkish and Kurdish songs, this album successfully fuses lyrics in English, Turkish and two Kurdish languages. Anatolian folk songs, some thought to be over 300 years old, sit comfortably next to some of the most biting English lyrics to have been written in recent times. The whole album has a meaningful weight to it but never becomes trite or pompous like so many of its world music counterparts.

                                                                                                                                                      The country and eastern sound is both uplifting and adventurous, never more exemplified than in the stomping cover of Dolly Parton's classic song "Jolene". Every listen reveals a new detail from the many intricate layers that go together to set this album in a world of is own. With anthemic and poetical comments on immigration and the Iraq war it is firmly set in the 21st century but the breathtakingly original mixture of languages and sounds from east and west takes you to a world where the only borders really are in your mind.

                                                                                                                                                      Peter Davison

                                                                                                                                                      Glide - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                        "The Fact of Being are happy to inform about the second step in a series of reissues of early works by Peter Davison. The long-awaited re-edition of a highly acclaimed and innovative album "Glide" 1981 to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

                                                                                                                                                        "Glide" was the second artist's album. Released in 1981 on vinyl and urgently repressed in 1982 due to high demand it was sold-out fast again and has not been reissued since that. To date, this is one of the rarest and wanted ambient recordings that finally available again with original artwork and short liner notes from Peter Davison himself. A fascinating ambient album less new-age more minimal ambient. An absolute classic in the spirit of Iasos, Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, Michael Stearns...

                                                                                                                                                        Peter Davison has composed music scores for Indie Features, the History Channel, A+E, Biography, PBS, Warner Bros., Disney, Universal, Discovery, Gaiam (Yoga/Relaxation music), and others. Over 25 CDs of his music are available on EMI/Higher Octave, Gaiam, Davisounds, and TSR/Baja.

                                                                                                                                                        His instrumental "Sip of Wine" (from his CD "Future, Present, Past") received the Best Song of the Year Award, Hollywood Music in Media Awards, (New Age/Ambient), 2010. Both "Fern Valley" and "Mount Tahquitz" from his CD "Forest Home" and "Possibility" (from his CD "Possibility") have also received nominations. Peter's score for the PBS Series "The Endless Voyage" was nominated for the "Best Score of the Year, TV Show." Peter Davison has composed the memorable music for over 45 of GAIAM's award-winning DVDs featuring master instructors yoga and meditations Rodney Yee, Patricia Walden, Suzanne Deason, David-Dorian Ross, and others." 

                                                                                                                                                        Peter Davison

                                                                                                                                                        Music On The Way - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                          First album by new age and ambient music pioneer.

                                                                                                                                                          One of “The 20 best new age albums.“ by Facmag.

                                                                                                                                                          40th anniversary reissue on limited CD and VINYL.

                                                                                                                                                          Taken from Original Tapes and mastered by Grammy-nominated Jessica Thompson.

                                                                                                                                                          Fans of Peter Klaus Wiese, Steve Roach, Erik Wøllo, Anugama, Al Gromer Khan, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Steven Halpern, Pauline Anna Strom, Steven Halpern, Laraaji, Inoyama Land, Michael.

                                                                                                                                                          Ultimate collector’s item for those who deeply in Ambient Music history.

                                                                                                                                                          A new 6-track mini album from a musician with a long list of credits including South African trumpet legend Hugh Masekela, afrobeat co-creator Tony Allen and Ethiopian jazz originator Mulatu Astatke as well as many Brit-jazz and international roots artists. "It's Time" blends spiritual Afro-jazz groove with free improv, spoken poetry and other-worldly atmosphere, with lyrics and titles hinting at unorthodox takes on reality and the times we live in.

                                                                                                                                                          Phil Dawson is a top London guitarist who has worked and schooled himself extensively in many different African, Latin and Brazilian music traditions together with styles that more typically cross the radar of someone with a similar British background: roots reggae, punk rock, blues, soul, R'n'B, jazz and funk. As a sideman, he's played with a host of living legends of Afro-fusion music including South African jazz trumpet giant Hugh Masekela, Nigerian afrobeat co-creator Tony Allen, Ethiojazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke, the Algerian "king of rai" Khaled, and London based Ghanaian afro-rock dons Osibisa. Heavy company for sure.

                                                                                                                                                          Now he's releasing a new mini 6 track album of original compositions under his own name and band - Phil Dawson ٤-tet - and he's joined by a stellar cast of London's finest players who include Rowland Sutherland (flutes - Airto Moreira, David Murray, Carla Bley), Khadijatou Doyneh (spoken word - The Heliocentrics, Danny Keane), Gaspar Sena (drums - Alfa Mist, Maria Chiara Argiro), Marius Rodrigues (drums - Oriole, Hermeto Hermeto Hermeto), Lekan Babalola (percussion - Cassandra Wilson, Ali Farka Toure) and Matheus Nova (bass - Antonio Forcione, Ed Motta, Jazzinho). Phil himself features on guitars, Fender Rhodes and piano.

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          1. It's Time (Radio Edit)
                                                                                                                                                          2. Gnostic Hilife (Nag Hammadi Re-Edit)
                                                                                                                                                          3. It's Time (A.K.A. Ouaga Mama)
                                                                                                                                                          4. Gnostic Hilife (Flute Edit)
                                                                                                                                                          5. It's Time (Fully Spoken)
                                                                                                                                                          6. Gnostic Hilife (Original Edit)

                                                                                                                                                          ‘Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres’ was recorded live to beautifully capture the essence and spirit of the Puta Madres at a family home overlooking a fishing village in Étretat Normandy, over 4 days last summer and mixed at Urchin Studios (East London). The album is engineered by Dan Cox (Laura Marling, Thurston Moore, Florence & The Machine)and produced by Jai Stanley (long time friend and manager).

                                                                                                                                                          ‘Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres’ is a devastatingly intimate portrait of love, loss, being lost, happiness, tragedy, addiction and the power of the human soul to transcend its darker levels. All the songs from the album were road tested over the last 18 months across Europe at Festivals and headline shows.

                                                                                                                                                          Songs include the reflective ‘All At Sea,’ the raw ‘Punk Buck Bonafide,’ the upbeat and playful ‘Shoreleave,’ the joyous hymn of liberation ‘Paradise Is Under Your Nose,’ ‘Someone Else To Be’ Peter’s re-imagining of the Velvet Underground’s ‘Ride Into The Sun’ and Oasis’ ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger and ‘Who’s Been Having You Over’ with dialogue from the 1948 film adaption of Graham Greene ‘Brighton Rock’ and the cheeky poke at his own notoriety,“You’re so rock’n’roll.”

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          Who’s Been Having You Over
                                                                                                                                                          Paradise Is Under Your Nose
                                                                                                                                                          Narcissistic Teen Makes First XI
                                                                                                                                                          Someone Else To Be
                                                                                                                                                          The Steam
                                                                                                                                                          Travelling Tinker
                                                                                                                                                          Lamentable Ballad Of Gascony Avenue
                                                                                                                                                          A Fool There Was
                                                                                                                                                          Shoreleave
                                                                                                                                                          Punk Buck Bonafide

                                                                                                                                                          Hamburg Demonstrations is the new album from the enigmatic The Libertines front man Pete Doherty. Produced & mixed by Johann Scheerer (Faust/Bosnian Rainbows/The Killers) and recorded at his analogue-based studio, Clouds Hill Recordings in Hamburg.

                                                                                                                                                          Hamburg Demonstrations includes the previously released singles ‘The Whole World Is Our Playground’ and a new recording of the Amy Winehouse tribute ‘Flags From The Old Regime’. The album also features ’Hell To Pay At The Gates Of Heaven’ written after the Paris attacks last November – it laments the fact that young people are now picking up guns instead of guitars “Come on boys choose your weapon J-45 or AK-47?”, ‘Kolly Kibber’ inspired by the newspaper man who meets a sticky end at the beginning of ‘Brighton Rock’ and ‘A Spy In The House Of Love’ a title borrowed from the Anaïs Nin novel.

                                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                          Barry says: Pete Doherty has grown up a bit hasn't he? For one, he's now called Peter, has laid off the hard stuff and has learned to remain in 'The Zone' long enough to pull out a great tune (or several). The sound of a renewed interest in the music Biz, and an invigorated energy in the studio. A refreshing take on a wholly successful formula, and a welcome return for Pete(r).

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          1. Kolly Kibber
                                                                                                                                                          2. Down For The Outing
                                                                                                                                                          3. Birdcage
                                                                                                                                                          4. Hell To Pay At The Gates Of Heaven
                                                                                                                                                          5. Flags From The Old Regime
                                                                                                                                                          6. I Don't Love Anyone (But You're Not Just Anyone) (Version 2)
                                                                                                                                                          7. A Spy In The House Of Love (Demo Vocals)
                                                                                                                                                          8. Oily Boker
                                                                                                                                                          9. I Don't Love Anyone (But You're Not Just Anyone)
                                                                                                                                                          10. The Whole World Is Our Playground
                                                                                                                                                          11. She Is Far


                                                                                                                                                          Paul Draper

                                                                                                                                                          Feeling My Heart Run Slow

                                                                                                                                                            This two track vinyl, which includes a stunning collaboration with prog rock musician Steven Wilson, is released on Too Pure records to celebrate their 100th release and is limited to only 500 copies.

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            A. Feeling Your Heart Run Slow
                                                                                                                                                            B. No Ideas

                                                                                                                                                            Paul Draper

                                                                                                                                                            Cult Leader Tactics

                                                                                                                                                              'Cult Leader Tactics' is a self-help manual on how to become a complete cult in the music industry & is his first solo album since 2017's much- lauded 'Spooky Action'.

                                                                                                                                                              'Cult Leader Tactics' offers a satirical analysis of the self- help manual genre. A guide on how you can get to the top of your chosen profession, or ahead in life & in affairs of the heart, by acting in a Machiavellian manner, employing dirty tricks or 'Cult Leader Tactics' to achieve your life goals. After experiencing these types of human behaviours & themes, the album arrives at the conclusion that the only true answer in life is love.

                                                                                                                                                              Paul plays most of the instruments on the album, including lead vocals, guitar & various Moogs & synthesisers. An album produced with long-time collaborator & acclaimed producer Paul 'P-Dub' Walton (Massive Attack, The Cure, Bjork) at Loft Studios, it also includes guest appearances from Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson & Gam of the band 'Sweat' as well as featuring a 288- person C.L.T. Lockdown Choir.

                                                                                                                                                              'Cult Leader Tactics' offers a selection of Paul's most focused & ambitious work so far, a brilliantly dark commentary on an industry he is all too aware of.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              1. Cult Leader Tactics ( 04:07 )
                                                                                                                                                              2. Internationalle ( 03:23 )
                                                                                                                                                              3. Dirty Trix ( 03:48 )
                                                                                                                                                              4. Cult Leader Tactics In E-Flat Minor ( 01:32 )
                                                                                                                                                              5. You've Got No Life Skills, Baby ! ( 03:57 )
                                                                                                                                                              6. U Killed My Fish ( 03:44 )
                                                                                                                                                              1. Everyone Becomes A Problem Eventually ( 03:31 )
                                                                                                                                                              2. Annie ( 04:22 )
                                                                                                                                                              3. Talkin' Behind My Back ( 02:59 )
                                                                                                                                                              4. Omega Man ( Feat Steven Wilson ) ( 04:07 )
                                                                                                                                                              5. Lyin' Bout Who U Sleep With ( 05:01 )

                                                                                                                                                              Bonus 7" W/ Indies Exclusive LP
                                                                                                                                                              1. Omega Man ( Feat Steven Wilson ) ( Extended Mix ) ( 06:09 )
                                                                                                                                                              2. Annie ( Acoustic Version ) ( 03:31 )

                                                                                                                                                              Paul Draper

                                                                                                                                                              Grey House

                                                                                                                                                                As the frontman and songwriter of one of the most iconic bands of the late ‘90s, the creative force that brought the classic hit single “Wide Open Space” and the Number 1 album ‘Attack Of The Grey Lantern’ with Mansun, and now more recently as a solo artist with his top 20 charting album ‘Spooky Action’, Paul Draper’s talent precedes him. As well as showing that his songwriting prowess is as strong as ever, Draper’s solo album also proved that the legion of Mansun fans who started the annual Mansun Convention and an online petition for Paul to write a new album following the band’s split in 2003 are still just as engaged in 2017.

                                                                                                                                                                This limited edition 7" features two of the fan favourites from ‘Spooky Action’ and is pressed on silver coloured vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                “A growling electro-rock odyssey built on a grand scale. This has an impressive heft” - 8/10 UNCUT

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                Grey House (7” Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                Who’s Wearing The Trousers ? (7” Edit)

                                                                                                                                                                Patrik Fitzgerald / Jello Biafra With Motorpsycho

                                                                                                                                                                Punch

                                                                                                                                                                  Alternative Tentacles Records and Crispin Glover Records is proud to present "Punch" a new split 7" from Patrik Fitzgerald and Motorpsycho featuring Jello Biafra, both performing Fitzgerald's song, "Punch".Patrik Fitzgerald is an English singer-songwriter, known for being one of the originators of Folk Punk

                                                                                                                                                                  Ranked as one of the most memorable of the so- called "punk poets" he first debuted in 1977 and has become known for his combination of punk outrage with a streak of optimism.

                                                                                                                                                                  Originally writing the song "Punch" in 1980, shortly after Margaret Thatcher had been elected Prime Minister of Great Britain. He had this to say about the song; "At the time that the song was written, it seemed like the worst type of person to be in charge of a country would be a right wing monster like Margaret Thatcher or a dangerous ex-actor / reactionary like Ronald Reagan, a bit of a joke figure, but also a gun-toting and gun promoting right wing monster.

                                                                                                                                                                  Nobody might have expected that , by the early 2020s, the world would end up in the hands of actual clowns like Donald Trump and Boris Johnson, people written off by their own public as comedy buffoons, people to laugh at but not take too seriously."

                                                                                                                                                                  Side A features a new recording of the song from 2021, while side B sees the track covered by the Norwegian rock group, Motorpsycho with a bit of help from the legendary Jello Biafra.

                                                                                                                                                                  Originally forming 1989, named after a Russ Meyer sexploitation classic, Motorpsycho combines psychedelic influences with the high energy punk rock n' roll. Their output has been vast and varied, averaging a new album per year over the course of their 35 year existence would lead to a diverse and sprawling catalog that has been a delight to many a record collector.

                                                                                                                                                                  This version of "Punch" was recorded for the Crispin Glover Records tribute to Patrik Fitzgerald 'All Sewn Up', back in 2009. The band went for an all-in hard rock approach for their version, something that Jello's characteristic vocals only added sparkle and intent to, and it is safe to say that the result stood out, even


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