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Quincy Jones

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Official / bargain price reissue of the soundtrack to this early 70s film. Features Roberta Flack and Little Richard. Comes in original sleeve artwork.

Q Talk / T Connection

Life's What You Breathe It / Do What You Wanna Do - Remix

On side A, every cut'n'paste mixer's favourite vocal, Q-Tip's "Breathe & Stop", gets paired with Talk Talk's 80s balearic anthem "Life's What You Make It" for a new 2003 flavour. On the flip there's an ace instrumental electro-disco-not-disco rework of T Connection's classic "Do What You Wanna Do" which will just rock the floor. Both sides work a treat, so get on this quick - you know how fast these things disappear!

FORMAT INFORMATION

12" Info: Ultra limited white label.

Q'65

Kjoe Blues

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

    Kjoe Blues is a four track single with “Nederbeat” style songs all recorded in MONO by Q’65 in 1967. Q’65 was formed in The Hague in 1965 and is often considered one of the more prominent bands associated with the Nederbeat sound that took place in the 60s. To promote one of their singles the band travelled to London. Unfortunately they were denied a work permit and returned (according to their bio but highly-doubted) to The Netherlands in a rubber lifeboat, taking 12 hours to cross the Channel! This collectable four track 7” is newly remastered for MONO playback and is available for Record Store Day in a limited run of 750 copies on yellow vinyl.

    Q'D

    Pure Amethyst

    Wild Oats is happy to present this debut release entitled “Pure Amethyst” from Caron Miller aka Q’uran D’Mar aka Q’D’ who is another gifted young brother from Detroit. Our hope is this record adds some thoughtfulness, love and intentionality to your inner world at the beginning of this Lunar new year.

    February’s birthstone is the Amethyst so we found it very synchronistic that this debut is released in February.
    The Amethyst crystal guards against psychic attack and transmutes that energy into love. From The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, she also states this valuable piece, “This stone facilitates the decision-making process,bringing in common sense and spiritual insights,and putting decisions and insights into practice. Mentally it calms and synthesizes, and aids the transmission of neural signals through the brain.”

    Pure Amethyst Sonically personifies this internal shadow dance that one must participate in in order to get to a grounded and positively intentioned state of being. Questioning ones motives, accepting and releasing the blame of past traumatic experiences as the reasons for deficiencies inspires you to find a new way forward from where you are. Ultimately realizing it is you today who is going to inspire the goodness in your life. As the great Arthur Ashe states, "To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can."

    Sincerely, Kyle J Hall 

    Morr Music do it again. On paper it doesn't look half as lovely as it sounds, a folky German singer songwriter whose album includes electronic input from Berlin collective Rechenzentrum and Sweden's Smyglyssna. But Masha Qrella deftly merges sweet European pop, indie rock (she's supported Sonic Youth and Calexico), noisy guitars and laptop rhythms in a thoroughly convincing way. An early candidate for one of our favourite records of 2005.

    Man oh man, Isle Of Jura know how to pick out a reissue! This time round it's the all time Italo classic, "The Voice Of Q", a leftfield electro disco gem that's rocked the spot for everyone from IF to Morgan Geist to Il Bosco etc. While it's been readily available in recent years as a standalone 12" or on the Dark Disco comp, it's worth noting that these releases are BOOTLEGS and sound DOGSHIT. Now, those heroes at Isle Of Jura have secured the official rights, sent the masters to Matt Colton for a necessary clean, and chucked in a previously unreleased Q killer for good measure.
    If you're sat there thinking, "What the fuck is this dude on about? Has he been stood too close to Matt Ward's stash tin or something" then I'll fill you in. Back in 1982, Q picked up some interplanetary frequencies and laid down a gamechanger. "The Voice Of Q" delivers a discoid 4/4, spiced up with syncopated electro funk hats, a garbled sequence, slap bass, sci fi synth tones and killer vocoder work. The original mix introduces some peppy vocals for those who feel frisky, while the B-side keeps things stripped back for cybernetic dancefloor freaks. The previously unreleased "Keep It Strong" shifts gears a little, packing punchy piano licks over a shuffling garage groove to totally nail the proto house vibe. Warm, light and euphoric, this shoulder roller should sit perfectly next to "Casa Beat", "Free Yourself" and Soft House Company. 

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Sil says: At last a repress of The Voice of Q that has received the Matt Colton remaster love that it deserves. It sounds super. Lovely artwork too for an all-time classic!

    Quantic & His Combo Barbaro

    Linda Morena / Enyere Kumbara

    Taking over from the acclaimed Quantic Soul Orchestra, Quantic brings you his Combo Barbaro. The Combo includes Peruvian pianist Alfredo Linares; revered Brazilian arranger Arthur Verocai; and British drummer Malcolm Catto of The Heliocentrics. Quantic may be keeping the world on its toes with a new band and a new name to get acquainted with, but you can always rely on musical trailblazer Will Quantic Holland to produce an equally new concoction of sounds. This is the first single from the upcoming album, "Tradition In Transition" (due July 2009), which sees Quantic fusing the psychedelic, experimental and rhythmically rich sounds of the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa with deep funk and soul and folkloric vocal styles. The A side, "Linda Morena" features the rich vocal tones of legendary Panamanian soul singer Kabir. The AA side, "Enyere Kumbara" is exclusive to this single and will not appear on the longplayer.

    "Curao" is the first full collaborative album from world-renowned British producer Quantic and Colombian folklore singer Nidia Góngora – who has regularly fronted Quantic’s high profile live ensembles in recent years as well as contributing to some of his most popular tracks. With infectiously danceable rhythms, captivating songwriting and up-to-the minute production, "Curao" brings a new and highly original interpretation of the unique, rich and mystical musical traditions of the Colombian Pacific Coast. Combining Quantic’s trademark electronic production with the distinctive traditional rhythms of Pacific music, the album presents itself as a captivating body of work. Treating the stories and rhythms of Pacific music with utmost reverence, while forging a new and vital sound for today’s dancefloors, it reflects the distinctive yet diverse nature of the Pacific Coast itself – an area brimming with beauty and creativity but also shaded by conflict, affected by the work of mining companies, private militias and the drugs trade. Holland’s work with Nidia Góngora has grown into of the most influential partnerships of his career; for Góngora’s part, this work is the only time she has mixed outside influences into her beloved traditional style, and she is conscious of protecting its essence. “You have to be very careful to keep a balance, so that this music will not lose its feeling and significance”, she says, “but by performing songs from the indigenous and ancestral style, and recreating them through modern and dynamic sounds, I feel I can expose this musical proposition to a global space.”

    With more than 15 albums on Tru Thoughts, Holland’s work as a band leader, producer, DJ and more has led The Guardian to class him “alongside global music adventurers such as Damon Albarn and DJ Gilles Peterson” and Red Bull Radio to enlist him for a regular show (adding to heavy international media coverage). His rare ability to interpret genres and seek out fascinating collaborators has led to acclaimed projects including The Quantic Soul Orchestra, the Cómbo Barbaro and Flowering Inferno, not to mention cutting-edge solo electronic LPs, and side-projects including Óndatropica (Soundway). The LP version is presented on Stunning Gatefold 2xLP on reverse board with photos from B+.

    Quantic Presents The Western Transient

    A New Constellation

    Quantic Presents The Western Transient is the latest project from Will "Quantic" Holland, bringing together a handpicked band of some of his favourite American musicians to realise a set of new compositions paying homage to the rich, lively and intimate quality of the classic soul and jazz recordings. 

    The resulting album, 'A New Constellation', is out on Tru Thoughts; in characteristically mercurial fashion this new outing sees Holland following up the explosive, worldly electronic and vocal direction of his hugely acclaimed last solo album, 'Magnetica', with a suite of traditionally recorded pieces that capture the spontaneous beauty in the old ways of music making. His thirst for musical exploration has seen British born Holland release over 15 albums - ranging from electronic solo productions via the full live funk and soul bands the Quantic Soul Orchestra and the Combo Bárbaro to Latin, African and Caribbean styles - and become renowned as one of music's modern trailblazers. On moving to New York in early 2014, he started rediscovering his love affair with instrumental jazz and soul records in which the studio ensemble takes the spotlight. He has previously collaborated with Aloe Blacc, Alice Russel, Anita Tijoux and Sharon Jones. He decided to record a full length album paying homage to recording in this classic sense and also to collaborate with many of the musicians that he had worked with in the city of Los Angeles - these revered musicians included Brandon Coleman, Todd Simon, Sylvester Onyejiaka, Wilson Viveros and more.

    The Quantic Soul Orchestra

    Stampede - 180g Vinyl Edition

    If you thought the QSO singles have been good, just wait until you hear this!!! Will Holland and his band deliver a cherry pie slice of retro flavoured raw-edged funk for the dancefloor. While many dusty 45 obsessed producers slavishly copy the ultra lo-fi edge of original deep funk, QSO actually sort the tunes out first, then bother about the studio ambience, creating an irresistible selection of songs. There's eight original tracks, as well as two mouth wateringly good covers (one of 4Hero's "Hold It Down", the other of Beny More's "Babarabatiri"). Essential!!

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    LP includes MP3 Download Code.

    Tru Thoughts bring us the fourth solo album by Quantic; Will Holland's eighth full-length production, and the label's 100th release. A year and a half in the making, "An Announcement To Answer" marks the next step in the evolution of Quantic's sound – broadening his musical palette whilst still delivering the trademark funky grooves that have made him a sure-fire floor-filler for DJs worldwide. Much of the album was written and recorded on a laptop in various locations around the world – including Puerto Rico and the Candela studios in San Juan – during an extended period of international gigging and crate-digging. Experimenting with new techniques and collaborating with the talented people he met during his travels has endowed Quantic's music with a greater depth, intricacy and level of sophistication than ever before. Guest artists on the album include Noelle Scaggs from The Rebirth, Ohmega Watts and Puerto Rican percussionist Tempo, who has previously worked with Roberto Roena of the legendary Fania All Stars.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    2xLP Info: Limited edition heavyweight vinyl pressing.

    Quarion

    The Workout / Vibrations

    The Drumpoet Community are back with another slice of deep techy house. "The Workout" is another of Quarion's epic tracks that takes you off on a hypnotic journey. The track drives along nicely until we reach take-off and a fat and funky acidic bassline drops, all the while punctuated by whispered vocals direct from Chicago 87. "Vibrations" on the flipside goes a level deeper and is a great tune for early morning when the sun rises.

    Quarry Hollow

    The Path Of Tranquility / Masons Arm

    Few parents while away time at the school gates discussing analogue synthesizers, dusty drum machines, and obscure old records. Then again, few parents are quite as musically decorated as Mark Evetts and Stuart Hobbs.

    Evetts, of course, has carved out a successful career as a globetrotting DJ / producer under the Mark E alias, delivering a string of killer albums and singles on such esteemed labels as Running Back, Spectral Sound, Golf Channel Recordings, ESP Institute and his own Merc imprint. As for Glasgow-raised Hobbs, he currently works as a producer out of his own SHONK studio in Oxford, having previously co-owned Crash Records in Glasgow, and appeared in all manner of weird and wonderful bands alongside former members of Teenage Fanclub, Superstar, Ride and Candyskins.

    As the duo got to know each other – and their shared musical interests – while waiting to pick up their respective five year-old daughters from school, a plan began to form. They’d get together in the studio to have some fun, indulging in “an eclectic groove-driven forage into the wonky playing of first takes”. They decided nothing was off limits except “the formula”. Thus, Quarry Hollow was born.

    The first results of their musical partnership are presented on this fine debut EP for Leng. It’s a deliciously warm, fuzzy and off-kilter exploration that touches on numerous musical styles, whilst developing an endearing loose mix of krautrock guitars, heavy dub basslines, bongo-laden percussion and fluttering synthesizer lines.

    “The Path Of Tranquility”, the EP’s triumphant title track, sounds like an unlikely jam session between Tangerine Dream, Terry Riley, Can and The Idjut Boys - all picturesque synthesizer lines, attractive cyclical melodies, fuzzy guitar textures and rolling, organic percussion. It’s utterly sublime.

    “Long Slide” takes a drowsy, high-grade fuelled trip into Balearic dub territory, with aquatic funk guitars drifting in and out of a mix that wisely emphasizes the duo’s heavyweight bass, live percussion and ghostly synthesizers. “Masons Arms”, on the other hand, tips a wink to low-slung post-punk rock, whilst at the same time maintaining one eye on the dancefloor via restless percussion, Doors-style organ riffs and hazy, psychedelic electronics.

    Formula-free music from the margins: what’s not to like?

    The Sir Joe Quarterman And The Free Soul album was originally released on the GSF label in 1973. It is a funk / rare groove masterpiece, one of the best ever of its genre, containing many great tracks with social commentary lyrics, fat bass lines, soaring horns and relentlessly funky beats. Also included in this Connoisseurs edition are the three non-album tracks that Joe recorded for GSF at the time, including the much sampled "I'm Gonna Get You" and "Thanks Dad".

    Quasimode are a four piece jazz band based in Tokyo, formed in 2002. With previous releases on Freestyle, Inpartment and Columbia they now join the Sonar Kollektiv label. Their sound is based on authentic jazz rhythms from the 60s and 70s and has been linked with similar Jap-jazz bands like Soil & 'Pimp' Session and Sleep Walker. In fact, album track "The Man From Nagpur" features Masato Nakamura from Sleep Walker on saxophone. Other guests on the album include one of the world's greatest jazz vocalists, Carmen Lundy, on the song "Time Is Love". Amongst the album's great instrumental numbers "For Self Defense" has a classic swinging feel, while "The Land Of Freedom" captures the energy that Quasimode exude when they play live in clubs.

    Initial quantities include a free CD bonus disc: 'Quasi covers EP'.

    Now in their 20th year as a band, two-piece Quasi return with a veritable Quasi songbook featuring 24 shinning examples of shakin’ blues, percussion freak-outs, chiming minor seventh chords and rock & roll.

    Quaternaglia

    Forrobodo

    Released on the label owned by guitarist Egberto Gismonti this is a characteristically latineseque release with flamenco overtones. The main influence is the classical guitar compositions of Barrios and Rodrigo amongst others.

    This 1978 LP is the only recorded output of Quazar, the follow up project of Parliament members Glenn Goins and Jerome 'Big Foot' Brailey. Very much in the P-funk style of crazed vocals, bubbling bass and supa-funky breaks, the album is a must for Parliament-Funkadelic collectors (originals go fo a tidy sum). Sadly Goins died before the album was completed, leaving his brother Kevin to finish the job using the vocals Glenn had laid down.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    LP Info: US import reissue with original sleeve artwork.

    After Quazedelic's success with artists like Snoop Dogg, X-Clan, Redman and George Clinton he's ventured out on his own to create a new space age hip hop funk sound, with the help of his label-mates Oneder Friendz, and Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins - Epistrophic Peach Sound owners (who also guest). This is the first single taken from his upcoming album "The Arrival 2012 AU". As well as title track "Around The World" this EP features "I Thought I Told Ya", "Searchin (Xpecoseconds)" (all in vocal and instrumental versions), plus exclusive bonus track "Also" which is an instrumental tribute to the late great J-Dilla.

    Que Sakamoto + NT

    Lalo - Inc. JP & Vulinej / Magic Touch Remixes

    The latest installment of Roam Recordings comes from the Japanese disco scene via the production duo of internationally acclaimed DJ Que Sakamoto and seasoned studio engineer NT. The title track "Lalo" is an original production with a stylish edit of an obscure vocal. This slow paced groove has a lot to offer with its bells chiming, synths drifting, and peppered in vocal that brings it all together. The first remix comes from JP & Vulinej the partnership between JP Soul (boss of Roam Recordings) and Jeniluv (a prominent figure in the LA dance scene and partner in Roam Recordings). Having heard Que Sakamoto+NT’s excellent single, Vulinej fell for the song and brought it to JP Soul at Roam Studios. Together they came up with a filthier heavy hitting acid bender.  The second remix comes from Magic Touch who has made a name for himself for his critically acclaimed releases on 100% Silk and Tensnake’s label True Romance as well as his performances at places such as Sonar, Unsound, and the legendary Panorama Bar. His remix of "Lalo" perfectly rounds out the EP in an entirely new direction with elements of atmospheric electro combined with a consistent heady dance beat.


    Queen

    Bohemian Rhapsody - 12 Days Of Xmas Edition

      12” black vinyl release celebrating the 40th Anniversary of “Bohemian Rhapsody” includes the original artwork and track listing.

      Queens Of The Stone Age

      ...Like Clockwork - Indies Exclusive (Blue Sleeve)

        Limited edition double vinyl edition with alternative (blue) artwork - Exclusive to Independent retailers.

        Queens Of The Stone Age announce their sixth studio album, ‘...Like Clockwork’, on Matador Records. The band have also unveiled the new album’s stunning artwork by UK artist Boneface.

        Described by Queens principal Joshua Homme as “an audio documentary of a manic year,” ‘...Like Clockwork’ is the band’s first full length collection of all new material since 2007’s ‘Era Vulgaris’, as well as the band’s debut release on new label partner Matador.

        ‘...Like Clockwork’ was produced by Joshua Homme and QOTSA, and recorded by Mark Rankin with additional engineering by Justin Smith, at Josh’s Pink Duck studio in Burbank, California.

        Queens Of The Stone Age

        Era Vulgaris

        "Era Vulgaris" sees Queens Of The Stone Age return to their deepest, darkest roots, with shadowy riffs reminiscent of the desert sounds of the Kyuss days combined with multi layered industrial power guitar and organ blasts of a new era. It was produced by long time Queens production cohort Chris Goss and Josh Homme himself at their hideaway in the dunes of Joshua Tree. Julian Casablancas from The Strokes and Mark Lanegan appear as guests on various tracks.

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        3x10" LP Info: Incredible book style packaging (measuring 12" wide by 10" tall) wrapped around three 10 inch LPs. And if that wasn't enough - there is even a bonus track not available anywhere else!!!

        “The title Villains isn’t a political statement. It has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It’s simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened… Everyone needs someone or something to rail against—their villain—same as it ever was. You can’t control that. The only thing you can really control is when you let go."—Joshua Homme

        Hundreds of epic shows, memory lapses, unexplained injuries, one yearlong detour with Iggy Pop and multiple Grammy nominations later, Queens Of The Stone Age re-emerge from the desert newly scarred and somehow strangely prettier with lucky seventh album, Villains.

        Produced by Mark Ronson and co-produced by Mark Rankin and mixed by Alan Moulder, Villains is the first full album offering from Queens Of The Stone Age since 2013’s …Like Clockwork gave the band its first #1 album in the U.S. Like the stunning artwork of returning illustrator Boneface, the sonic signatures of the line-up that took …Like Clockwork around the world and back are as unmistakable as ever, though coexisting with sufficient new twists to induce recurring double takes. As Homme himself puts it, “The most important aspect of making this record was redefining our sound, asking and answering the question 'what do we sound like now?' If you can’t make a great first record, you should just stop—but if you can make a great record but you keep making records and your sound doesn’t evolve, you become a parody of that original sound."

        Of his role working within such a closed and confident ecosystem as Queens Of The Stone Age, Ronson says, "Queens are and have always been my favourite rock n roll band ever since I walked into Tower on Sunset and bought Rated R in the summer of 2000, so it was incredibly surreal to be welcomed into their secret, pirate clan—or the ‘jacuzzi’ as Josh likes to call it. There were moments during the making of the album in which I was aware I was watching my musical heroes craft something that was sure to become one of my moments on any Queens album. And to have some part in that felt like being in a dream--a very heavy, dark, wonderful dream.”

        Long-time Queens cohort co-producer Mark Rankin added, "After the baptism of fire that was …Like Clockwork, I was excited to get into the studio again with the challenge of pushing the sound for this record, especially with the addition of Ronson into the creative mix… What we’ve made is forward looking yet unmistakably Queens."

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Darryl says: ‘Villains’ finds the QOTSA boys in fine rockin’ form. Heavy sonic riffage with an added groove appeal too, no doubt courtesy of Mark Ronson in the producer’s chair.

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        2xDeluxe LP Info: Deluxe heavyweight tipped-on sleeve, with 180g vinyl, plus 14 limited edition art prints by Boneface.

        2xDeluxe LP includes MP3 Download Code.

        2xIndies Exclusive LP Info: Independent store exclusive – different sleeve artwork.

        2xIndies Exclusive LP includes MP3 Download Code.

        Debut Album from New York's Scott Mou.

        Sounding more like an album Kranky would release than what you might expect to hear on Dial, will appeal to fans of Jandek, Durutti Column, Panda Bear...

        Scott Mou, known as one half of the duo Jane – the folk techno drone duo he had with Panda Bear – as well as part of Manhattan's famous record store Other Music, debuts with his solo project Queens.

        Johan Jacobsen describes the wonderful music of Queens "in oxymorons; "colorful monochrome," "myopic depth," "sad joy," "driven slowness," "enlightened darkness," "universal intimacy ' , "ethereal earthboundness" ... As it should be. Queens is one of those wonderful artists who are hard to catch on the fly, who escapes easy definition. His music is an unexpected and unimagined universe ready to be explored, and it’s a universe that is wonderful to be in."

        (When Dial Records' David Lieske and Peter Kersten listened to a performance of their New York based friend in 2009, it was one of those unforgettable unique experiences you only have once in a long while these days. The idea of releasing an album was born. The production of "End Times" involved other labelmates such as Phillip Sollmann aka Efdemin (recording), Kassian Troyer (mixing) and Hendrik Weber, who once joined a life performance on stage with Scott Mou in 2012.

        ? And The Mysterians

        The Best Of - Cameo Parkway

        Finally, a proper legit "Best Of" covering their prime period!! 27 nuggets of rockin', soul-driven garage ravers! Includes two previously unreleased tracks from 1996. And yes, it does include the awesome "96 Tears" before you ask!!!

        It would be fair to call Quetzal a typical vinyl junkie; born and raised on the sounds of classic soul and jazz, by the early 90s he had discovered a love of hip hop culture, through the New York scene. It was this music and a fascination with processes used to create it, which gave Quetzal the drive to become a producer. Sample based music and crate digging were the flavour, and by 2003 producing had become the focus of his career. Yes, it would be fair to call Quetzal a regular vinyl hound, but in terms of slick production and style, an album such as "Vision" really separates the men from the boys. The set explores a world of smooth grooves combined with more rootsy musical elements; 70s Latin, Caribbean and Jamaican styles are clearly present, all seamlessly melded with more hip-hop and soul flavours. This is a nomadic sound - Quetzal is clearly a well travelled individual, and listening to "Vision" feels like a journey through several diverse places. This is one for the beat journeymen and fans of Dusted Soul grooves and Tru Thoughts alike.

        Quickbeam are an atmospheric/cinematic band based in Glasgow, Scotland. Originally formed in 2010 by Monika Gromek and Andrew Thomson, the band has since grown in numbers to a four piece. After releasing their first single ‘Seven Hundred Birds’ to widespread critical acclaim in April 2012, the band now look forward to further collaboration with Scottish label Comets and Cartwheels on the release of their Creative Scotland funded debut album in June 2013.

        The resulting collection of songs reveals more of what Quickbeam have to offer in the studio, and saw them find a well-suited collaborator in Scottish producer Stuart MacLeod. Part sparse minimalism and part luscious extravagance, the record is a confident showcase of the members’ growing maturity as songwriters. Consistently underpinned by orchestrally arranged strings, brass, and rich harmonium pitted against thunderously distorted guitar passages and pounding rhythms, the album’s overall feel is one that calls to mind grand themes such as the passage of time. Throughout the record, female led vocals are complemented by warm harmonies and subtle atmospherics which lend the music a rather captivating and often melancholic beauty.

        Quiet Dawn

        Human Being: The Short Story Of A Reed

        Electro-Balearic beauty, "Human Being: The Short Story of a Reed" is an unraveling masterpiece laced with meaning and metaphors, a plant’s desire to be human (don’t do it!) Evolving his music from a palette accumulated over the years of Hip Hop, Broken Beat and House, he has expanded his talents for arranging and composing, and now drafted in a wealth of musicians for this sublime new EP, his most ambitious yet. Strings glide effervescently atop of Quiet Dawn's assorted analogue synths, and an array of percussive organics combine to build the tale of The Reed. In-places, the set transcends into the kind of grooves that saunter somewhere between the land of Bonobo and Quantic, and the cinematic library record craft of Alan Hawkshaw et al. Deep, organic and epic. Each track of the EP tells a different chapter of the story. In the words of Quiet Dawn, "This record is about human behaviour; relationships, happiness, sadness, peace, anger, sex, love, birth, death… But as viewed by The Reed. The Reed is a plant that wants to be human, after observing them all around her. Over the course of the record, The Reed evolves and desires to feel feelings, gradually learning that becoming human is not so simple…


        STAFF COMMENTS

        Patrick says: Quiet Dawn's latest offering gives us everything you'd want from a concept record about plant to human metamorphosis, namely heady soundscapes of wild percussion, kraut sequences and gorgeous jazz leads from the synth and sax sections. Deep head music for your next sofa-based space exploration.

        Quiet Slang (Beach Slang)

        Everything Matters But No One Is Listening

          Since Beach Slang came into being, bandleader James Alex has taken to performing his group's heartfelt anthems as more intimate solo renditions. Appropriately dubbed "Quiet Slang," these alternate reality versions of Beach Slang's music have now simultaneously been stripped down and fleshed out in the studio to include piano and cello. Following on from the recent We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags EP, Quiet Slang now bring you a full album of such songs - 'Everything Matters But No One Is Listening' .




          FORMAT INFORMATION

          Coloured LP Info: Indies exclusive coloured vinyl.

          Plaza is the third album by Quilt; a name implying a meeting place, a crossroads, a coming together. In the space of ten songs, Plaza clarifies Quilt’s musical stance of a congregation, mixing folk, pop-psych, and wanderlust into a common ground where each form takes on the characteristics of one another to create something wholly satisfying, styles and sentiments hand in hand, the purest and sharpest distillation of Quilt’s group aesthetic to date.

          On Plaza, Quilt has pivoted their sound on a new foothold. The guitars shimmer, squawk, warble, swell, and tense up. The organs and synths flow in the background as mood-enhancers. The drums dig in a little deeper. We hear flutes and harps, a string quartet, grand pianos and Casios, feedback and distorted violas. Among all these sounds the group’s shared and solo vocals showcase some of the strongest lyrics and hooks the band has made to date.

          Plaza showcases a tighter, more concise version of Quilt, particularly as the members have learned to encourage each other’s strengths and allow each other to confidently exist as distinct voices cooperating within a very intimate creative space; their songcraft has tightened up, their singing now crystal clear, vis á vis personal experiences of loss, frustration and isolation.

          'Honky Tonk Medusa' is Donovan Quinn’s first album that he’s both recorded and produced since the Skygreen Leopards’ adventurous 'Life & Love in Sparrow’s Meadow'. Along with Quinn’s work on vocals, guitar and synth, the album also employs San Francisco musician’s Jason Quever (Papercuts), Michael Tapscott (Odawas), along with his regular rhythm section of Nick Marcantonio and Michael Carreira. Working in reverse order to many current acts, the sound of 'Honky Tonk Medusa' is molded to each individual song; letting the lyrics and spirit of the song dictate the instrumentation and style with the lyrical narrative tying it all together.

          The story of the album is one of decaying American cities, Internet age entropy, and equal parts romance and loneliness. In addition to the music the album features artwork by San Francisco artist Joe Roberts and liner notes by Elisa Ambrogio (Magik Markers, 200 Years) & Ben Chasney (Six Organs of Admittance).


          Quirke

          QUIRKE001 - 12" + Cassette

            Following his 2014 'Acid Beth EP' on Young Turks, Josh Quirke drops a new 12" white label on his own Quirke label. The 12" comes with a bonus cassette. We've got THREE copies - fastest finger first, folks!


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