Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno

Pink Lady Lemonade - You’re From Outer Space - 2022 Reissue

    First time on vinyl. Originally released as a CD only album on Riot Season back in 2008 and out of print ever since. Fourteen years later it's finally getting the double vinyl release it fully deserves.

    Now expanded, and with new artwork 'Pink Lady Lemonade - You're From Outer Space' really could be Acid Mothers Temple’s first 'summer album'.

    Here, Acid Mothers Temple's most representative song 'Pink Lady Lemonade' is dismantled and reconstructed as a blissful ecstatic psychedelic trip where chaos and silence intersect.

    These were the first Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno studio recordings since the addition of Pikachu, drummer and vocalist with Osaka grenade-girl duo Afrirampo. The popular AMT standard "Pink Lady Lemonade" showcases a 21st century acid rock update on the 60s San Francisco psychedelic sound.

    This one doesn't reach in the red status often - it’s a more out-there trippy ride. But when it does finally soar, Kawabata's guitar has never sounded more alive.

    "Pink Lady Lemonade, You're soooooooooo sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!"

    Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno :Pikacyu : drums, voice, cosmic shaman Tabata Mitsuru : bass, voice, malatab Higashi Hiroshi : synthesizer, dancin'king Shimura Koji : drums, latino cool Kawabata Makoto : guitar, voice, electronics, speed guru Audrey Ginestet : voice, cosmos.


    A. Pink Lady Lemonade - You're From Outer Space Part. 1/1 (17:11)
    B. Pink Lady Lemonade - You're From Outer Space Part. 1/2 / Mirage Of Lady Lemonade (16:49)
    C. Message From Outer Space (18:50)
    D. Take Me To The Universe / Pink Lady Lemonade - You're From Outer Space Part.2 (20:12)

    Aldorande is back! The French jazz-funk quartet returns with a strong new EP “Summer Body / Breakfast in Space”.

    After their first eponymous LP our explorers strike again with two club-friendly compositions joining the dots between jazz-funk and disco-boogie. Recorded with great care, reflecting a penchant towards the authentic analogue sound, both tracks come with Charles Maurice dub versions.

    A-side opens with “Summer Body”, a summery and frivolous boogie jam with magnetic bassline, surrounded by lush synthesizers and catchy backing vocals arranged in the tradition of the best Brazilian songs.

    On the B-side comes “Breakfast in Space”, a sort of cosmic opera with maximum flamboyance! The slap bass and drums combo set up a tight P-Funk foundation whilst Aldorande puts psychedelic vocal lines and rampant percussion bursts over the top causing spontaneous eruptions of energy and pleasure all over the mix!

    Behind Aldorande, you will find a team of great musicians including bandleader and founder Virgile Raffaëlli on bass (Setenta, Camarão Orkestra), Florian Pellissier on keys (Iggy Pop, Guts, Setenta, Cotonete), Mathieu Edward on drums (Chassol, De La Soul) and Erwan Loeffel on percussion (10LEC6, Camarão Orkestra). For this new EP, always looking for more funk into their groove, they’ve been joined by French guitarist Farid Baha (Cotonete, Camarão Orkestra).

    Modern disco and funk doesn’t get much better than this! 


    Matt says: Favourite are on a roll at the moment. Releasing brand new funk, boogie and disco that sounds as good as anything from the golden era. This new one by Aldorande is no exception!


    A1 Summer Body
    A2 Summer Body (Charles Maurice Dub Version)
    B1 Breakfast In Space
    B2 Breakfast In Space (Charles Maurice Dub Version)

    Tony Allen

    Secret Agent - 2022 Remaster

      World Circuit Records has made its reputation by producing some of the finest albums of the past three decades. The label is best known for the Grammy-winning Buena Vista Social Club album (and associated solo artists Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo and Rubén González), which is the biggest selling world music album of all time and has contributed to the phenomenal rise in popularity of Cuban, as well as Latin American, music.

      World Circuit is also home to a number of revered African artists including the late Tony Allen (whose Afrobeat-jazz collaboration with Hugh Masekela ‘Rejoice’ was released to great critical acclaim in March 2020), iconic blues pioneer Ali Farka Touré (whose classic Grammy-winning ‘Talking Timbuktu’ album, recorded with Ry Cooder, brought the label early international acclaim), Malian divas and social activists Oumou Sangaré and Fatoumata Diawara, master kora player Toumani Diabaté, the illustrious Orchestra Baobab and musical iconoclast Cheikh Lô. 


      A1 Secret Agent
      A2 Ijo
      A3 Switch
      B1 Celebrate
      B2 Ayenlo
      B3 Busybody
      C1 Pariwo
      C2 Nina Lowo
      C3 Atuwaba
      D1 Alutere
      D2 Elewon Po

      Hiro Ama

      Animal Emotions

        Hiro Ama (the Teleman drummer) releases his new EP “Animal Emotions” via PRAH Recordings. A deeply personal, reflective and emotive EP. Moods, tones and emotions shift as seamlessly as the genres, never quite settling into one single place and constantly exploring and expanding into new musical terrain. A process mirrored by Hiro’s own varied influences and tastes that were funnelled into the record, from film soundtracks to IDM to spiritual jazz such as November Cotton Flower by Marion Brown and Harvest by Pharoah Sanders.


        A1. Free Soul
        A2. Autumn Colours
        A3. Outside
        B1. Wheat Fields
        B2. In The Right Place
        B3. From Joy To Sorrow 


        KiCK II

          Produced and recorded by Arca, The complete Kick Cycle; KICK ii – kiCK iiiii. The Grammy nominated Venezuelan star, showcasing the multiplicity of her artistry. The distinct collections span moods and modes, featuring her visionary avant-garde cyber-reggaeton production, operatic range, unexpected collaborations (including Sia, Shirley Manson, Oliver Coates, Planningtorock, Ryuichi Sakamoto), and a boundary-smashing approach to genre and identity.


          Side A
          Luna Llena

          Side B
          Born Yesterday Ft. Sia


          KiCK III

            Produced and recorded by Arca, The complete Kick Cycle; KICK ii – kiCK iiiii. The Grammy nominated Venezuelan star, showcasing the multiplicity of her artistry. The distinct collections span moods and modes, featuring her visionary avant-garde cyber-reggaeton production, operatic range, unexpected collaborations (including Sia, Shirley Manson, Oliver Coates, Planningtorock, Ryuichi Sakamoto), and a boundary-smashing approach to genre and identity.

            TRACK LISTING

            Side A
            Electra Rex

            Side B
            My 2
            Intimate Flesh


            KiCK IIII

              Produced and recorded by Arca, The complete Kick Cycle; KICK ii – kiCK iiiii. The Grammy nominated Venezuelan star, showcasing the multiplicity of her artistry. The distinct collections span moods and modes, featuring her visionary avant-garde cyber-reggaeton production, operatic range, unexpected collaborations (including Sia, Shirley Manson, Oliver Coates, Planningtorock, Ryuichi Sakamoto), and a boundary-smashing approach to genre and identity.

              TRACK LISTING

              Side A
              Esuna Ft. Oliver Coates
              Queer Ft. Planningtorock
              Witch Ft No Bra

              Side B
              Alien Inside Ft. Shirley Manson
              Lost Woman Found


              KiCK IIIII

                Produced and recorded by Arca, The complete Kick Cycle; KICK ii – kiCK iiiii. The Grammy nominated Venezuelan star, showcasing the multiplicity of her artistry. The distinct collections span moods and modes, featuring her visionary avant-garde cyber-reggaeton production, operatic range, unexpected collaborations (including Sia, Shirley Manson, Oliver Coates, Planningtorock, Ryuichi Sakamoto), and a boundary-smashing approach to genre and identity.

                TRACK LISTING

                Side A
                In The Face
                Sanctuary Ft. Ryuichi Sakamoto

                Side B
                La Infinita

                Crucial modern funk from the Boogie Butt crew. "(Just) Remember" by Ian Ash & Ella May is a sensuous and cushiony slab of sweltered, mid afternoon boogie. Magoo takes it to the Saturday night disco ball; galvanizing the drums and adding 3D synth licks.

                Ella May was born and raised in Sweden. In the early 90's, she worked as a backing dancer and singer for both Swedish and international artists such as Jazzy B, Papa Dee among others.

                A side "Just Remember" is the original funk version produced and arranged by Ian Ash as a tribute to Luther Vandross' mega-hit "Never Too Much".

                B Side brings a massive remix by renowned French producer Magoo. He gives the tracks the boogie sound just like in D Train productions.

                Limited import copies.

                TRACK LISTING

                A Just Remember
                B Just Remember (Magoo Remix)

                Chet Baker

                Chet Baker & Crew - 2022 Reissue

                  "This may well be Baker's best LP so far. He plays throughout with more virility than often heretofore; his tone is fuller with a cheering diminution of wispiness, and, withal, he has been able to retain the lyricism that is his primary identification." (Nat Hentoff) CHET BAKER, trumpet (vocals on last track), PHIL URSO, tenor sax; BOBBY TIMMONS, piano; JIMMY BOND, bass; PETER LITTMAN, drums; BILL LOUGHBROUGH, chromatic tympani (first track only). Forum Theatre, Los Angeles, July 1956. Produced by Richard Bock

                  TRACK LISTING

                  To Mickey's Memory
                  Slightly Above Moderate
                  Something For Liza
                  Lucius Lu
                  Worrying The Life Out Of Me
                  Medium Rock
                  Line For Lyons

                  Basic Rhythm

                  Cool Down The Dance

                    Basic Rhythm returns to his Jungle roots for his final release with Planet Mu. Harking back to the golden era of the mid 90s, but with a contemporary slant, Basic Rhythm hands in three dance floor killers, with a remix from the grim reaper himself, Loxy. The titular track, Cool Down The Dance, opens with a jittery fragmented drum pattern and wooshing stereo effects, lending a slightly disorienting feel to the intro before the well known vocal refrain leads into a monster amen drop. Deep subs, amen breaks and steely stabs roll out this dance floor banger.

                    This is followed up with an absolute behemoth of a track. Horse Mout’ utilises an infamous vocal sample in a fresh way, building upon the intro with waves of dubwise effects before launching into a devastating onslaught. With support from scene stalwarts DJ Storm and Flight this one has been smashing up dance floors! The third track is a remix of Cool Down The Dance by Loxy, bringing his inimitable cool production style to the fore, stripping away the amen layers to reveal something for the darker corners of the dance. One for the head noders and the eyes down crew. The final track, Satta, is a nod to the dub of Augustus Pablo, King Tubby, and On U Sound. A slow boiling minimal intro that drops into the extreme minimalism of just a kick drum and sub bass line belies the swagger of the eventual drop. Swinging drums in an almost military pattern tumble and stagger around the core line of kick drum and sub bass, lending this an almost drunken air.

                    TRACK LISTING


                    1/Cool Down The Dance
                    2/Horse Mout'


                    1/Cool Down The Dance (Loxy Remix)

                    'Once Twice Melody', the first album produced entirely by Beach House, was recorded at Pachyderm studio in Cannon Falls, MN, United Studio in Los Angeles, CA, and Apple Orchard Studios in Baltimore, MD.

                    For the first time, a live string ensemble was used, with arrangements by David Campbell. Once Twice Melody was mostly mixed by Alan Moulder but a few tracks were also mixed by Caesar Edmunds, Trevor Spencer, and Dave Fridmann.

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Barry says: It's heartening to see every development of Beach House add to their already significant musical foundations, this time sees a significant orchestral presence come to the fore, ofsetting their usual hazy swagger but perfectly fitting in with their already wildly cinematic inclinations. It's a beautiful and perfect meeting of melody and ambience, while retaining their airy, otherworldly sound.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Once Twice Melody
                    2. Superstar
                    3. Pink Funeral
                    4. Through Me
                    5. Runaway
                    6. ESP
                    7. New Romance
                    8. Over And Over
                    9. Sunset
                    10. Only You Know
                    11. Another Go Around
                    12. Masquerade
                    13. Illusion Of Forever
                    14. Finale
                    15. The Bells
                    16. Hurts To Love
                    17. Many Nights
                    18. Modern Love Stories

                    Matt Berry & Emma Noble


                      Matt Berry joins forces with soul singer and DJ Emma Noble for a reworking of Doris’ 1970 underground classic Psych Funk number, ‘Beatmaker’.

                      The track is featured as the closing credits for the recent BBC2 series, ‘Toast of Tinseltown’, in which Matt starred as the title character.

                      Recorded mid-2021, the two bring an urgency and contemporary feel to the track.

                      The single demonstrates further Matt Berry’s range as a musician and producer and is a worthy addition to his impressive catalogue.

                      Picture sleeve 7” single with exclusive instrumental version on the B-side.

                      Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk

                      Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk

                        A Deluxe Edition fully Remastered with a whole extra Disc of Outtakes all but one previously unreleased, with liner notes by Grammy-winner writer Ashley Kahn, photos and Atlantic memorabilia

                        In May of 1957, Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers went into the studio with Thelonious Monk to record a one-off album for Atlantic. The Jazz Messengers were a loose collective of young Jazz musicians, with a constantly rotating lineup to keep the music fresh, and help launch new careers (akin to today’s hip hop collectives.)

                        Blakey had recorded with Monk on various occasions, but this was the first time Monk sat in with the Jazz Messengers. The result is a true meeting of the minds, a beautiful union of Monk’s melodies with Blakey’s unshakable sense of swing, and Thelonious Monk’s only appearance on Atlantic. This 65thanniversary deluxe edition includes an extra disc of previously unreleased outtakes, celebrating the most sensational jazz collaboration of the 1950s.

                        Art Blakey, drums; Thelonious Monk, piano; Johnny Griffin, tenor saxophone; Bill Hardman, trumpet; and Spanky Debrest, bass.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Disc 1 (Original Album)
                        Side 1:
                        1. Evidence
                        2. In Walked Bud
                        3. Blue Monk
                        Side 2:
                        1. I Mean You
                        2. Rhythm-A-Ning
                        3. Purple Shades

                        Disc 2 (Outtakes)
                        Side 1:
                        1. Evidence Take 2 (6:19)
                        2. In Walked Bud Take 2 (6:30)
                        3. Blue Monk Take 9 (7:10)
                        Side 2:
                        1. I Mean You Take 3 (7:40)
                        2. Rhythm-A-Ning Take 2 (7:35)

                        The story of 'Get Tragic' can be traced way back to the relentless gigging off the back of their 2014 self-produced and self-titled record, when the heels finally fell off of Blood Red Shoes at the end of that same year. A near-decade of incessant road time and a non-stop pace of life finally took its toll, with the band stopping only to quickly hammer out “another ten songs” to release as their next record, before ploughing straight back into touring. The pair exhausted themselves to the point of collapse. “We didn’t, at any point, have a breather,” says Steven Ansel (drums and vocals), “We probably didn’t see each other for about 10 days a year, tops, for six or seven years.” Understandably, such incessant close proximity led to implosion. “We got the to the end of the fourth record and were like, ‘F**k you, I never want to see you again’,”Steven adds, half-laughing, half-sighing.

                        Vocalist and guitarist Laura Mary-Carter packed her bags and bought a one-way flight to Los Angeles, a complete radio-silence between the two bandmates stretching on for months. She fell in with a songwriter’s crowd, penning tracks and collaborations with big-time pop producers and pitching songs for the likes of Rihanna. It provided her with “a lot of time to reassess,” she says. Steven, conversely, “went out and took drugs and went clubbing for about half a year,” he laughs. “I don’t remember a lot about it. Classic break-up move, right?”

                        “That’s the whole running theme of this record,” says Steven. “The reason we called it Get Tragic is because we realised that everything we’ve been doing over the last three years is kinda tragic!” he says, prompting laughter from the pair. “Just like, ‘Ooh, I hate you, I’m going to America to find myself’, and like ‘Ooh, I’m gonna party for the rest of the year!’ Everything about it is such a cliché – we were like, ‘We’ve turned into a f**kin tragedy!’”

                        'Get Tragic', then, fully embraces the absurdity of Blood Red Shoes situation. As a result, the pair come out the other side sounding fresher and more assured than ever. Recording in the States, working with a new producer, ditching the two-piece rock rulebook they arguably helped write - everything that went into Get Tragic was a leap into the unknown. Their first move, post-reconciliation was a writing retreat in rural Wales, which saw them woken up by the village community leaders, who entered the house while they were sleeping and banished them from town, fearful of the rock group’s proximity to the local church.

                        Regrouping once more and booking in some more sessions in Leeds, Steven took a phone call a few days before round two. Laura had broken her arm. “I fell off a motorbike,” she explains. “I didn’t tell anyone – I didn’t post anything about it, but the fact is I had a broken arm for a long time.” Throughout it all, they went through a conveyor belt of managers and manager firings, the group falling out with everyone around them as they attempted to rebuild their core, two-way relationship. One of those managers “led us into a record deal that was really fucked, and we shouldn’t have signed,” explains Steven. The subsequent fallout and legal trouble financially crippled them both. As that period came to a close, Laura went through a romantic break-up that still visibly affects her. “We were finally getting there,” says Laura, “and I was like, ‘No… don’t let this happen too…’.”

                        Remarkably, though, Laura’s broken arm proved to be a blessing in plaster-clad disguise. Leaving her unable to play guitar, it prompted the longtime-guitarist to pick up a keyboard, and sing more than she ever had before. Through mishap and misfortune, the songs that came out of the sessions were the duo’s light at the end of the ever-expanding tunnel. They decamped to L.A. to record with Nick Launay (Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Arcade Fire / Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds). He pushed them to explore these new worlds even further, and as such the the after-effects of Laura’s motorbike tragedy can be heard throughout 'Get Tragic' – more melodic and synth-led than any of the band’s records to date, it embraces electronics and nuance in a way their stripped-back and stomping two-piece rock sound of old never could have.

                        “That was where it started to make sense,” says Steven. “It was like, ‘How do we combine our songwriting with electronics and keyboards?’ We wanted to have the soul of a rock band, but change the style so it was more interesting, more groovy, and more sexy – and less like everybody else! I started to feel like all rock music around us was one shade of one colour.” Laura agrees: “I really find the music industry, and just culture in general, has a sheep mentality. Like, ‘Is it okay to like this?’ You just need to have a mind of your own. Whether people like it or not, we’re at least trying to do something that isn’t ‘of the moment’ or whatever.”

                        Through disaster and dismay, the band have emerged reinvigorated. Every incident has fed into a record of defiance and self-acceptance. Knowingly embracing the tragedy of their movements, and the clarity at the end of such woe – they even laugh at the very idea of having a picture of themselves on the cover – 'Get Tragic' is a total reimagining of the Blood Red Shoes you might think you know.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Side A
                        1. Eye To Eye
                        2. Mexican Dress
                        3. Bangs
                        4. Nearer
                        5. Beverly

                        Side B
                        1. Find My Own Remorse
                        2. Howl
                        3. (Interlude)
                        4. Anxiety
                        5. Vertigo
                        6. Elijah

                        Bones Shake


                          Bones Shake are a scuzzy, fuzz enthused garage rock trio formed in Manchester in 2011. They play everything to the extreme; violent bottle-neck blues riffs, drums kicked, pounded and exploited and squeals of reverb drenched vocals which when combined, will help save your soul. With a relentless energy, they’ve never taken their foot of the gas. Through tirelessly playing across the UK and Europe, they have attracted a cult following that sees them fill out venues wherever they go; including a sold-out performance at the infamous Raut Oak festival. They have released 4 EPs and 3 LPs to date which has seen them go from strength to strength. Their last EP Privilege was released via Belgian label Never Trust Hippies and new album 'Bleed' is out on 8th July 2022.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. Privilege
                          2. Cracked Lips
                          3. King Dick
                          4. Fryin' Line
                          5. Bucket O' Blood
                          6. Girl
                          7. Cops
                          8. Kicks


                          In Freak Town - 2022 Reissue

                            Unissued recordings by this very loud power trio from San Francisco, modeled after Cream, Blue Cheer or The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Including their fantastic studio demo from 1968 plus raw & wild live tracks from 1969.

                            Boogie (or The Boogie) was probably the first hard-blues / proto-metal group that emerged from the San Francisco scene. Comrades of Moby Grape (who even let Boogie use their rehearsal space) and the Sons Of Champlin. Hard cardboard sleeve. Insert with rare photos and detailed liner notes by San Fran rock historian Bruno Ceriotti. Download card with the full album plus three bonus tracks.

                            NCA frontman Brassfoot releases his first, eagerly anticipated full length project. ‘SWEAT’. NCA 005 delivers 9 volatile club tracks, perfectly curated for peak-time DJ sets, or sweat inducing gym sessions alike. Brilliantly singular & highly rhythmic, landing somewhere between the industrial slow-gabba /  orc music perveyed by the Belgium based PRRR! PRRR!, Detroit sludge and tape fried experiments of fellow NTS visionaries Tom Boogizm & FUMU. It growling distortion the ever-continuring trademark throughout the LP. Showcasing his signature sound, Brassfoot opens another chapter of this ever-growing NCA story. 

                            TRACK LISTING

                            A1. Ceremonial Glass
                            A2. Tiers Not Tears (Dub Splash)
                            B1. Our Business
                            B2. Coveted Codes (CSS)
                            C1. Deep Water Carriers
                            C2. Soylent Bread & Water
                            C3. Off Dat FFFFF
                            D1. Radiac Meter
                            D2. Hellnet Uprise (E-Day)

                            On the A side with ‘Joy’, Bruise head in a jubilant direction. Chanting vocal chops ride along deep cut kick grooves and vivid piano riffs; modernising the classic house sound and forming a track that would as likely go off in a club in the UK as it would on the sun-soaked beaches of Ibiza.

                            In ‘The Theme’, Bruise switches things up and offers up a weighty, bass-driven progressive techno heater; bolstered with rattling break chops and polyrhythmic analogue synth arpeggios. As the track progresses, rip-roaring, squelching acid-lines are introduced at the crescendo; creating a versatile club record; primed and ready for the clubs reopening.

                            On this single ‘When Pianos Attack’, the vibe is instantly recognisable. Piano chords lead the charge of yet another dancefloor destroyer, with that signature sound of swinging beats, layered pianos, lashings of strings, and hosts of heavenly soulful choirs. Just close your eyes, look up, feel the rush, and dance.

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Millie says: We needed the original version of this!!! Housey tech with a euphoric energy that will have you coming back time and time again..

                            TRACK LISTING

                            A1. Joy
                            A2. Theme
                            B1. When Pianos Attack
                            B2.  Akiba Choirs

                            Vashti Bunyan

                            Just Another Diamond Day - Repress

                              Vashti Bunyan’s legendary debut album from 1970 finally gets a UK vinyl repressing. Produced by Joe Boyd for Witchseason Productions and originally released on Philips in 1970, the album features contributions from Fairport Convention’s Simon Nicol and Dave Swarbrick and The Incredible String Band’s Robin Williamson.

                              The songs mostly concern the events that took place when Vashti and her lover travelled to the Hebrides in a horse and cart to join up with Donovan’s artistic community but by the time they got there that community had all left. 

                              - The most comprehensive vinyl edition of the original motion picture soundtrack for John Carpenter’s first feature film, Dark Star (1974).

                              - For the fans of John Carpenter, sci-fi movie soundtracks, electronic experimentations, and strange vinyl releases. Also, for surfers.

                              - Includes the sought-after "When Twilight Falls on NGC 891" by Martin Segundo & the Scintilla Strings, for the first time ever on a John Carpenter-related release.

                              - Limited Edition LP + Colour Vinyl 7”

                              WRWTFWW Records is ecstatic to bring back the original motion picture soundtrack for John Carpenter’s Dark Star (1974) with added bonuses that are sure to satisfy all cult sci-fi soundtrack completists of the galaxy (and beyond).

                              This limited edition double combo comes with a LP and a 7". The former is a remastered version of the original motion picture soundtrack consisting of incidental music, sound effects, John Carpenter’s synth experimentations, dialogue excerpts, and vintage interferences extracted directly from the film roll.

                              The 7" is red with a yellow label circled in black (in pure beachball alien fashion) and contains "Ode to a Bell Jar" remade by loyal Carpenter collaborator Alan Howarth (Escape from New York, Christine, Big Trouble in Little China, They Live…), the fan favorite "Benson Arizona" remade by Dominik Hauser, the very sought-after "When Twilight Falls on NGC 891" by Martin Segundo & the Scintilla Strings (in the real world *James Clarke’s Spring Bossa), as well as endless loops of sound effects from the movie to turn your house into your very own scout ship. Oh and there is a very secret hidden bonus track too!

                              It all comes in slick thermostellar triggering packaging with a brand new artwork and invisible hyperdrive electronics - the best way to relive the Dark Star adventure and celebrate John Carpenter’s first directorial feature film released in 1974 and co-written by (and starring!) all around legend Dan O’Bannon (Alien, Lifeforce, The Return of the Living Dead). Let there be light!

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Tracklist LP:
                              A - Music, Sound Effects And Dialogue Excerpts Part 1 (Remastered) 25:10
                              B - Music, Sound Effects And Dialogue Excerpts Part 2 (Remastered) 25:51

                              Tracklist 7”:
                              A1 - Martin Segundo And The Scintilla Strings “When Twilight Falls On NGC 891”
                              A2 - Alan Howarth - Doolittle’s Solo (Remake)
                              A3 - Loop #1
                              A4 - Loop #2
                              B1 - Dominik Hauser - Benson Arizona (Remake)
                              B2 - Very Secret Hidden Bonus Track
                              B3 - Loop #3
                              B3 - Loop #4

                              The Clash & Ranking Roger

                              Rock The Casbah / Red Angel Dragnet - 2022 Reissue

                                The Clash’s collaborations with the late Ranking Roger receive their first ever official release with this two-track black 7” limited edition vinyl. It finds the legendary frontman of The Beat infusing ‘Red Angel Dragnet’ and ‘Rock The Casbah’ with his exuberant, high-energy toasting.

                                The Clash

                                Combat Rock - 2022 Reissue

                                  Originally released in May 1982, ‘Combat Rock’ is the final album from The Clash of Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon. Featuring two of the band’s most well-known songs, ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ and ‘Rock The Casbah’. 

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  SIDE A
                                  Know Your Rights
                                  Car Jamming
                                  Should I Stay Or Should I Go
                                  Rock The Casbah
                                  Red Angel Dragnet
                                  Straight To Hell
                                  SIDE B
                                  Overpowered By Funk
                                  Atom Tan
                                  Sean Flynn
                                  Ghetto Defendant
                                  Inoculated City
                                  Death Is A Star

                                  The Clash

                                  Combat Rock / The People's Hall

                                    Originally released in May 1982, ‘Combat Rock’ is the final album from The Clash of Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon. Featuring two of the band’s most well-known songs, ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ and ‘Rock The Casbah’. Now re-released as a 180g 3LP special edition and a 2CD special edition, with an additional 12-tracks compiled by The Clash.

                                    Having returned to London following their pivotal 17-show residency at New York’s Bond’s Casino in 1981, the band rehearsed and recorded at The People’s Hall in the squatted Republic of Frestonia near Latimer Road in London and from there they embarked on a tour of the East and South East Asia, during which the album sleeve image was captured by Pennie Smith in Thailand.

                                    The tracks on ‘The People’s Hall’ chart the period from what was their last single Radio Clash right up to the release of Combat Rock, including unheard, rare and early versions of tracks.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Combat Rock - SIDE A
                                    Know Your Rights
                                    Car Jamming
                                    Should I Stay Or Should I Go
                                    Rock The Casbah
                                    Red Angel Dragnet
                                    Straight To Hell
                                    Combat Rock - SIDE B
                                    Overpowered By Funk
                                    Atom Tan
                                    Sean Flynn
                                    Ghetto Defendant
                                    Inoculated City
                                    Death Is A Star
                                    The People’s Hall - SIDE A
                                    Outside Bonds
                                    Radio Clash
                                    Futura 2000
                                    The People’s Hall - SIDE B
                                    First Night Back In London
                                    Radio One - Mikey Dread
                                    He Who Dares Or Is Tired*
                                    Long Time Jerk
                                    The Fulham Connection [aka The Beautiful People Are Ugly Too]
                                    The People’s Hall - SIDE C
                                    Midnight To Stevens
                                    Sean Flynn
                                    Idle In Kangaroo Court
                                    Know Your Rights*
                                    NB: SIDE D IS BLANK

                                    *Previously Unreleased

                                    John Coltrane

                                    My Favorite Things - 2022 Deluxe Edition

                                      Released in 1961, My Favorite Things made John Coltrane a star with box-office pulling power previously preserved for the likes of Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, the MJQ, and Miles Davis. The dazzling quartet treatment of the Richard Rodgers hit song, features Coltrane on soprano saxophone for the first time on record, exercised a hypnotic effect on all sorts of music lovers and trend-spotters. The title track was a hit single, and the album became a major commercial success. In 1998, the album received the Grammy Hall of Fame award. It attained gold record status in 2018, having sold 500,000 copies. The mono version of this album, believed lost, was recently found, and is included in this deluxe package, as well as the stereo version, both mastered from the original tapes.

                                      The packaging includes liner notes by award-winning writer Ben Ratliff, as well as photos and Atlantic Records ephemera.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Disc 1 (Mono)
                                      Side 1:
                                      1. My Favorite Things (13:41)
                                      2. Everytime We Say Goodbye (5:39)
                                      Side 2:
                                      1. Summertime (11:31)
                                      2. But Not For Me (9:34)

                                      Disc 2 (Stereo)
                                      Side 1:
                                      3. My Favorite Things (13:41)
                                      4. Everytime We Say Goodbye (5:39)
                                      Side 2:
                                      3. Summertime (11:31)
                                      4. But Not For Me (9:34)

                                      This is the second 12" EP featuring reinterpretations of tracks taken from the brilliant Nicola Conte & Gianluca Petrella's jazz dance album "People Need People" released in 2021. The song "Inner Light" gets here a further interpretation by the great Anthony Nicholson, one of the most respected producers and key characters in the tribal / afrocentric house scene, while DJ Spinna has put his artistry on "New World Shuffle" for an uplifting result: Bridgette Amofah's original vocals shine over a sunny house groove full of keys and moog lushy layers, in a distinctive 'Spinna feel'. Coming next: new versions of "People Need People" songs made by Tall Black Guy, Andrés and Fred P.! Stay tuned!!!

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Millie says: The second instalment of remixes from People Need People and this doesn't disappoint, high energy electronica nu-jazz with a housey vibe. Very very into this.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. New World Shuffle (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Remix) [feat. Bridgette Amofah]
                                      2. Inner Light (Anthony Nicholson Miquifaye Remix) [feat. Raashan Ahmad]

                                      Cool Maritime

                                      Big Earth Energy

                                        Having crested the west coast modular-ambient wave in just a few releases including 2018’s Sharing Waves on the influential LA experimental imprint Leaving Records-- Sean Hellfritsch has swapped the mossy analog synth improvisations of his prior output for refined melodic arrangements dressed in sprightly dawn-of-digital textures. Big Earth Energy plumbs the depths of Hellfritsch’s multimedia mind and naturalist heart, spinning an impressionistic narrative world off of cultural touchstones like the PC game MYST, and the work of Studio Ghibli composer Joe Hisaishi.

                                        Inspired by the aforementioned, and guided by Hellfritsch’s experience as an animator and filmmaker, Big Earth Energy is the soundtrack to a hypothetical video game with a pointedly ecological premise, and a twist of psychedelic charm. In Hellfritsch’s imagined virtual journey, the player assumes the perspective of a treefrog sixty-five-million years ago, hopping epochs with each new level, forming a comprehensive picture of the massive changes the planet has gone through over the eons. The ultimate goal of the game is not to amass resources, defeat enemies, or gain power, but to fully witness the unfolding of one of the biggest systems of energy imaginable-- or as the album’s creator puts it-- “to explore the incomprehensibly vast energetic expression and mystery that is Earth.”

                                        Big Earth Energy is steeped in exploratory RPG intrigue, possibility, and contemplation, lovingly overlaid with Miyazaki-an sentiments and aesthetics. The through-composed, organic, meandering synthesis heard on previous Cool Maritime albums has been fully replaced by meticulous polygonal arrangements that recall the computerized sheen of late 80s work by composers like Hiroshi Yoshimura, and Yoichiro Yoshikawa using true-to-period gear no less.

                                        Even given its referentiality, Big Earth Energy comes off as forward-facing where so much reminiscent music remains fixed to a bygone moment in pop culture. Hellfritsch has created a musical world where the endless verdancy of the biosphere finds its parallel in the golden age of early 1990s video games, and late 80s Japanese environmental music, all while pointing to a hopeful planetary and artistic future that vindicates the motives of all of these muses.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        01 Big Earth Energy 6:18
                                        02 Amphibia 6:24
                                        03 Temporal Dryft 6:46
                                        04 Soft Fascination 5:08
                                        05 Avian Glide 4:23
                                        06 Secret Of The Megafauna 5:47
                                        07 Apex 4:32

                                        Seriously good UK business here from the fledging Creep Woland on brand new label Headset. Hybrids of UKG, bass music, breaks and house music, coalesced into summat fresh, grooving and incendiary for the cluurrb.

                                        Opening up with the fiery garage of "Blantyre 86 Style", complete with punchy breaks, M1 stabs and subtle echoes of soundsystem culture we move into the more abstract and spacious halftime of "Healing ABle 713". Featuring Usurp the track straddles the grey areas between dub, jungle and halftime beautifully; all with an expansive, big room vibe - perfecto!

                                        Onto side B and "Luca Benzito" opens with warm piano chords and a big raggamuffin drop; bridging into sublime, bass heavy UKG with those delicious chords and sharp synth licks unveiling a sexy and sophisticated core. Finally, "Eraser Funk" drops the perfect B2 - a downtempo smokers cut that's perfect for the morning after the night before as your roll the last spliff of the session before bed time. It's been a big night, time to get some rest dear raver.

                                        Limited copies, hot shit - highly recommended! 

                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        Matt says: Nice n bubbly warm up tackle for your bass-centric and garage leaning dancefloors here. Comes with a bonus, stoned, head nodder for the come down too. Both side A tracks are fire for the club.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        A1. Blantyre 86 Style
                                        A2. Healing Able 713 Ft. Usurp
                                        B1. Luca Benzito
                                        B2. Eraser Funk

                                        Hailing from New York and currently based in Berlin, musician Curses releases sophomore LP ‘Incarnadine’ on label Dischi Autunno, operated by music pioneer Jennifer Cardini, featuring collaborations with Jennifer Touch and TERR.

                                        Known for blending his Morricone–esque guitar with elements from early 80s music genres like New Wave, Post Punk and New Beat, Curses keeps pushing the boundaries of these references with an emphasis on his own ghostly vocals and guitars on the 2nd album for Dischi Autunno, following his 2018 debut ‘Romantic Fiction’. A resident DJ for Berlin’s infamous Pornceptual party, he also established his own label Ombra INTL in 2016. Further solidifying his love for genre-hopping, Curses runs a monthly Rinse France radio residency where he showcases artists who also share this passion for mixing Wave and the dark and weirder side of Italo Disco.

                                        “The album is a dialogue between the inner self and outer, and romance of eternal and immortal existence. Hence the first single, ‘Miriam’ being a ballad to the Vampiress main character in The Hunger book and film from the 80s. How do we make an emotion timeless?“

                                        Cult classic film The Hunger explores themes of immortality, love and timelessness, the post-modern vampire film contains a dark glamorous atmosphere and stars David Bowie. In a similar way we can see this reference transposed on Curses record. Slick production values and dark grooving melodies push the listener down a path. Opening with cloying nostalgic guitars the track ‘Miriam’ is based on the antagonistic lover from the 80s film. Played by Catherine Deneuve, Miriam is a character trapped in eternal loneliness forever searching for a love that can last the test of time. A battle between her internal desires and external reality. In the same way Curses music is caught in a push and pull between the melancholic beats of the past, contrasted with a contemporary and sophisticated production.

                                        With ‘Boundless feat Jennifer Touch’ Curses turns his references on their heads, going from the dark moody guitar driving tracks akin to Depeche Mode into a more playful goth Siouxsie and the Banshees vibe. With vocals by Touch the melody is fast and dynamic with the lyrics almost holding a teasing quality. ‘Smoke’ continues the playfulness but this time pushing further into dance floor territory with vocal samples weaving in and out of a moody but very smooth rhythm. With ‘Ghost of Arms feat TERR’ Curses explores an ethereal pop atmosphere with the Brazilian artist’s vocals. Throughout the LP you can hear the signature running bass-lines from Dame Bonnet who tours with Curses for his live show. ‘Made In Shade’ closes out the album, paying homage to Curses’ musical roots and the sounds that have shaped him.

                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        Barry says: Incarnadine is a superbly accomplished mixture of 80's indebted post-punk groove and spacious, gothic ambient business. It's reminicent of Blackest Ever Black's Tropic Of Cancer, but veers more into basement post-punk and machinated industrial thump.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        A1 - Miriam
                                        A2 - Blood Oath
                                        A3 - Gretchen Bender
                                        B1 - Boundless Feat Jennifer Touch
                                        B2 - Smoke
                                        B3 - Coma
                                        C1 - Déjà-vu, Inc.
                                        C2 - Malice (Interlude)
                                        D1 - Ghost Of Amrs Feat. Terr
                                        D2 - Made In Shade

                                        Miles Davis

                                        Milestones - 2022 Reissue

                                          Milestones represents what many consider to be Miles Davis' first great quintet. Released in 1958 on Columbia, the five-star review by AllMusic's Thom Jurek called it ".. a classic album with blues material in both bebop and post-bop veins.which introduced modalism in jazz and defined Davis' subsequent music in the years to follow." A precursor to 'Kind of Blue', 'Milestones' was the first session to feature John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley. DOWN BEAT (1958) "Davis' statements here are genuinely eloquent. Coltrane's efforts here do indicate that he is rapidly moving toward a niche of his own, absorbing influences but not being obsessed by them. Adderley is less than individualist but is performing on a level of fluency which will make the discovery of a self-sustaining role less difficult in time." (Don Gold) MILES DAVIS, trumpet JOHN COLTRANE, tenor sax JULIAN "CANNONBALL" ADDERLEY, alto sax RED GARLAND, piano PAUL CHAMBERS, bass PHILLY JOE JONES, drums. New York 1958. Produced by George Avakian

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Dr. Jekyll
                                          Sids Ahead
                                          Two Bass Hit
                                          Billy Boy
                                          Straight No Chaser

                                          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)


                                          Did You Give The World Some Love Today, Baby - 2022 Reissue

                                            A Swedish funk / psych / jazz rarity, it attracted little attention upon its initial release and seemed doomed to obscurity, but thanks to crate-digging DJs and a Mr Bongo 1996 reissue, it has since seen a new lease of life as a highly prized cult classic amongst record collectors. The album presents a unique blend of pop, jazz, funk and soul, containing more than a hint of Joni Mitchell, Led Zeppelin and the like. Backed by her husband Lukas Lindholm on bass Doris was able to lay down some seriously funky bass lines on tracks like 'Don't' and 'Beatmaker'.

                                            On 'You Never Come Closer', an experimental track that was way ahead of its time, Janne Carlsson unleashes a fearsome sound on drums helped by Bernot Egerladh on organ. 'You Never Come Closer' was sampled on 'Closer' by infuential hip-hop producer Madlib for Quasimoto. This has led to Doris' work becoming increasingly popular amongst underground hip-hop fans. 'Did You Give The World Some Love Today, Baby' is more than just a curiosity, it's an overlooked gem, showcasing a singer with a distinctive voice, great range and charm.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Did You Give The World Some Love Today, Baby
                                            I Wish I Knew
                                            Grey Rain Of Sweden
                                            Waiting At The Station
                                            You Never Come Closer
                                            Whispering Pine
                                            I'm Pushing You Out
                                            Won't You Take Me To The

                                            Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

                                            Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - 2022 Reissue

                                              Presented here both in its Stereo and Mono versions, this album was Duke Ellington and John Coltrane's only ever recorded encounter. For the occasion, Trane and Duke were accompanied by the bassist and drummer of their respective groups (who alternated from track to track), Aaron Bell and Sam Woodyard (from Duke's rhythm section), and Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones (from Trane's rhythm section). ALL MUSIC "For this classic encounter, Duke Ellington 'sat in' with the John Coltrane Quartet for a set dominated by Ellington's songs; some performances have his usual sidemen (bassist Aaron Bell and drummer Sam Woodyard) replacing Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones in the group. Ellington always recognized talent, and Coltrane seemed quite happy to be recording with a fellow genius." Scott Yanow JOHN COLTRANE, tenor & soprano sax DUKE ELLINGTON, piano JIMMY GARRISON, bass, AARON BELL, bass, ELVIN JONES, drums SAM WOODYARD, drums. Englewood Studio, New Jersey, September 26, 1962. Original session recorded by Rudy Van Gelder & produced by Bob Thiele.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              In A Sentimental Mood
                                              Take The Coltrane
                                              Big Nick
                                              In A Sentimental Mood
                                              My Little Brown Book
                                              The Feeling Of Jazz
                                              Big Nick [john Coltrane Quartet Version]
                                              In A Sentimental Mood
                                              Take The Coltrane
                                              Big Nick
                                              I Got It Bad And That Aint Good [john Coltrane Quartet Version] *
                                              My Little Brown Book
                                              The Feeling Of Jazz
                                              The Feeling Of Jazz [duke Ellington Orchestra Version]

                                              Dumi - Maichi - Na Chi - Maraire & Nyunga Nyunga Mbira


                                              Nyami Nyami Records presents a reissue of a rare gem from the Gramma Records catalog, the historic Zimbabweean label. Dumisani Maraire, the leading creator of modern mbira, settled in the USA in the late 60s where he popularized the traditional music of the Shona people.

                                              "Tichazomuona" is the first album he recorded in liberated Zimbabwe, in 1986, with his wife Maichi and daughter Chiwoniso. You can hear the very young singer on lead vocals on the title track, long before she went on to perform solo on the international stage.

                                              Original copies are hard to find and often fetch upwards of £200. High quality pressing which replicates the original release. Limited copies. 

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              Ndofa Ndichibayiwa
                                              Speechless 1 (Ino Mwii)
                                              Zanu Inokuperekedza
                                              Pamutunhu Usaite Jee
                                              Hande Kubasa
                                              Speechless 2 (Ini Mwii)

                                              Nicolai Dunger

                                              Every Line Runs Together

                                                About time Ebbot and I have finally been able to make an album that is largely an extension of all the time we have spent together and all the concerts we have done. You could say it's a kind of fusion of the two of us in music form. A key ingredient was that Reine Fiske (Dungen) wanted to be part of this musical adventure and record with us. His tone and spontaneous playing were absolutely crucial in making this album. Also at the heart of this album, and which made our recording sessions so edgy and good, were the beautiful poppy bass playing by Marcus Holmberg (Komeda), the dynamic and responsive drumming by Nicklas Korsell and the funky piano playing by Daniel Kurba. And finally, working as both a musician and sound engineer, Ponus Torstensson, aka Tentakel, played a vital role in creating the psychedelic sound on the album.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Line 1
                                                Me And My Mojo
                                                Travel In Time
                                                Line 2
                                                New Orleans (Taking Back)
                                                Straight For Fun
                                                Line 3
                                                Brave New World
                                                Line 4
                                                Under The Moon

                                                Dwarde / Tim Reaper

                                                Not Afraid / Shiftpitchers

                                                Dream team collaboration from two of the finest drum & bass artists in the scene. Drawde and Tim Reaper drops a track each for Beyond Electronix.

                                                Dwarde's "Not Afraid" opens with lavish atmospheres and skitty breaks, teasing us sligghtly before the amens and the subs drop later in the track. Nice old school flavour to this one, bit Moving Shadow in parts.

                                                Tim Reaper drops some hardcore ruffage over a well known rave vox, peppering it with sampled vocal stabs and gliding subs whilst mangling the shit outta a what I think is the Scorpio break. Nice bits of rave-indebted bliss-outs and breakdowns whilst the energy levels are kept ramped up in the red through the expert drum programming and the hyped up vocal samples.

                                                Maximum pressure, limited copies, move quick one this one! recommended! 

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A. Dwarde - Not Afraid
                                                B. Tim Reaper - Shiftpitchers

                                                Edit & Dub

                                                Lovin' & Dreamin'

                                                Cult Tokyo imprint, Edit & Dub's latest adventure features extended versions of "Lovin'", an unknown but gloriously energetic authentic, mid-era disco jam; along with the Paradise Garage, boogie-disco classic "I Must Be Dreaming'" by Wanda. Maximum smiles guaranteed on this latest outing from the imperative stable! Limited import copies. 

                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Matt says: Worth it for THAT Wanda tweak. Two highly decorated and extra frilly disco joints get cut down to size by the Edit & Dub mob.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1. Lovin' (6:19)
                                                2. I Must Be Dreamin' (6:49)

                                                Eduardo De La Calle Aka FLEXOL, Acoustic Trauma & Dexual

                                                Lobotomies And Other Psychosocial Arithmerical Issues EP

                                                Eduardo De La Calle and crew return with 4 tracks of deep off kilter electro and idm; proper circuit fried head twisters for late night club sessions, after party freakouts and studio wizardry obsession.

                                                Big tip if you're into Bitstream, Gosub and Silicon; Eduardo De La Calle is himself a bit of a sorceror at the controls; at ease both churning out both skeletal braindance and full frequency audio trips. These four sketches find him in masterful control of his machines, achieving a bilatteral conversion between hardware and human interaction few knob twiddlers achieve in the present day. Recommended! 

                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Matt says: Unsurpassable braindance flavoured EP from Eduardo De La Calle that shows off the producer's highly skilled technical abilities whilst conjuring up some intricate machine language. Big one for the circuit benders!

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A1. Arithmetical 1
                                                A2. Arithmetical 2
                                                B1. Arithmetical 3
                                                B2. Arithmetical 4

                                                Bill Evans & Jim Hall

                                                Undercurrent - 2022 Reissue

                                                  This classic piano/guitar duo album between Bill Evans and Jim Hall has had several label reincarnations, firstly on United Artists and Solid State, and then finally on Blue Note.

                                                  AllMusic: "Other than four piano solos from April 4, 1962, this set was pianist Bill Evans'first recordings after a hiatus caused by bassist Scott LaFaro's tragic death. The first of two meetings on record in a duo format with guitarist Jim Hall, the collaborations are often exquisite. Both Evans and Hall had introspective and harmonically advanced styles along with roots in hard-swinging bebop. There is more variety than expected on this fine set with some cookers, ballads, waltzes, and even hints at classical music." Scott Yanow BILL EVANS, piano JIM HALL, guitar New York, April 1962. Original sessions produced by ALAN DOUGLAS AllMusic: "Other than four piano solos from April 4, 1962, this set was pianist Bill Evans' first recordings after a hiatus caused by bassist Scott LaFaro's tragic death. The first of two meetings on record in a duo format with guitarist Jim Hall, the collaborations are often exquisite. Both Evans and Hall had introspective and harmonically advanced styles along with roots in hard-swinging bebop. There is more variety than expected on this fine set with some cookers, ballads, waltzes, and even hints at classical music." Scott Yanow

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  My Funny Valentine
                                                  I Hear A Rhapsody
                                                  Dream Gypsy
                                                  Stairway To The Stars
                                                  Skating In Central Park
                                                  Darn That Dream
                                                  Im Getting Sentimental Over You

                                                  Twice Mercury Prize nominated, 5 time Ivor Novello nominated and critically acclaimed, Everything Everything launch their new forthcoming studio album 'Raw Data Feel'.

                                                  On Raw Data Feel, Everything Everything set about revolutionising modern pop music, with Higgs abandoning his own brain and letting technology do at least some of the thinking: feeding LinkedIn T&Cs, Beowulf, 4Chan forum text and the teachings of Confucius into A.I. automation processes and using its responses as a basis for the record's lyrics, song titles and artworking.

                                                  This new phase is a rapturous return and - staying true to form - sees the band continue to push the ribbon on melody & rhythm with a heavy helping of electronic exploration.

                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Barry says: Everything Everything are back! This time taking the fruitful modern phenomena of AI generation and neural networks to produce some of the most effervescent and poppy productions we've heard from EE thus far. It's brilliantly surprising in parts, but so seamlessly put together that you can't fail to enjoy it. Sleek pop perfection.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  1. Teletype
                                                  2. I Want A Love Like This
                                                  3. Bad Friday
                                                  4. Pizza Boy
                                                  5. Jennifer
                                                  6. Metroland Is Burning
                                                  7. Leviathan
                                                  8. Shark Week
                                                  9. Cut UP!
                                                  10. HEX
                                                  11. My Computer
                                                  12. Kevin’s Car
                                                  13. Born Under A Meteor
                                                  14. Software Greatman

                                                  Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington

                                                  Ella & Duke - The Best Of The Big Band Sessions - 2022 Reissue

                                                    Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald's paths had crossed many times during the Thirties, Forties, and early Fifties, but no recorded trace of the two legendary musicians collaborating existed until 1957, when they would come together to produce a series of sessions which include the music on this LP.

                                                    It may seem incredible that not a single previous air shot of Ella with Ellington survives, but Duke had a tight band and didn't frequently play with musicians outside of his orchestra. Ella, on the other hand, after coming to fame with the Chick Webb orchestra in the late Thirties, was taken under the wing of Norman Granz's, from which point on she rarely recorded with anyone other than artists contracted to Granz, which included many of the greatest jazzmen of all time. Because of Ellington's contractual commitments and incredible busy schedule, the sessions where fraught with problems and intermittent delays. Thankfully though, under Granz's supervision and stoicism, the Ella-Duke project was completed.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    Rockin In Rhythm
                                                    Drop Me Off In Harlem
                                                    Day Dream
                                                    I Didnt Know About You
                                                    Take The "A" Train
                                                    Im Beginning To See The Light
                                                    Im Just A Lucky So And So
                                                    All Too Soon
                                                    I Got It Bad (And That Aint Good)
                                                    Chelsea Bridge

                                                    Ella Fitzgerald

                                                    Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook - The Best Of The Small Group Sessions - 2022 Reissue

                                                      Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald's paths had surely crossed many times during the Thirties, Forties, and early Fifties. However, no recorded trace of the two legendary musicians collaborating existed until 1957, when they participated on a series of big band sessions for Norman Granz. The sessions were somewhat chaotic and intermittent though, primarily because of Ellington's busy schedule and lack of time to prepare arrangements. As a result, the big band sessions were padded out it with various all-star sextettes, as represented on the LP.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      Cotton Tail
                                                      Satin Doll
                                                      Don't Get Around Much Anymore
                                                      It Don't Mean A Thing
                                                      In A Sentimental Mood
                                                      Prelude To A Kiss
                                                      Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
                                                      Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
                                                      Mood Indigo
                                                      In A Mellow Tone
                                                      Sophisticated Lady
                                                      Lush Life



                                                        Flock is a brand new collaboration between five leading musicians from London's open-minded jazz and experimental scenes: Bex Burch (Vula Viel), Sarathy Korwar, Dan "Danalogue" Leavers (Soccer96, The Comet Is Coming), Al MacSween (Maisha) and Tamar Osborn (Collocutor).

                                                        The musicians were first brought together by drummer Sarathy Korwar during March 2020 for one of Boiler Room, Total Refreshment Centre and Night Dreamer’s more memorable streamed sessions from early lockdown. It caught the attention of Strut Records and the label presented an open offer for the musicians to create a new, completely freeform project.

                                                        Gathering together at The Fish Factory in London Summer 2020, the approach was to try something fresh. "I wrote texts as scores for the session and the emphasis was on breathing and listening to each other", explains Bex Burch. "Improvisation is composition in itself, so although the music was freely improvised, we sometimes chose to stay on form and rhythm, repeating melodies and groove."

                                                        Tracks include the pulsing, searching opener ‘Expand’, the taught soundscape ‘Prepare To Let Go’ and the frenetic, urgent ‘Bold Dream’. At times widescreen and cinematic and at others more tense and claustrophobic, each Flock piece explores its own colour and mood.

                                                        "Every moment in this process has been a new journey into the unknown. Everyone came, breathed and brought openness of heart, ears, lungs and wings."

                                                        Artwork is based on an exclusive new illustration piece by Muhammad Rofi Fatchurofi.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        01 / A1. Expand
                                                        02 / A2. Prepare To Let Go
                                                        03 / A3. Sounds Welcome
                                                        04 / B1. It’s Complicated
                                                        05 / B2. What Purpose
                                                        06 / C1. Murmuration
                                                        07 / C2. Bold Dream
                                                        08 / C3. My Resonance
                                                        09 / D1. How Many Are One
                                                        10 / D2. Fully Breathed

                                                        Four Plugs

                                                        Wrong Treatment / Biking Girl

                                                          Originally released in 1979 on their own Disposable Records, this record was the brainchild of John Irvine in the UK. The record was pressed in a tiny edition, was played on John Peel several times and vanished without a trace. An excellent example of the UK DIY scene of the time later popularized on the Messthetics compilation series. It ranks number 12 in the top 100 DIY singles list that ran in Ugly Things issue #78. We’ve repressed it in an edition of 400 on red, purple, double mint green and olive green vinyl.

                                                          Peter Gabriel

                                                          Birdy - Music From The Film - 2022 Reissue

                                                            The album has been Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 33RPM, on 1x heavyweight black LP, to deliver maximum dynamic range in the sound.

                                                            Vinyl cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis. The album is true to the original LP design, but all images are newly re-scanned.

                                                            The album comes with a download card with a choice of digital download (Hi-Res 24bit or 16bit)

                                                            Recorded in 1984, and originally released in March 1985, Birdy marks the first occasion that Peter worked with French-Canadian producer and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Lanois who went onto co-produce both Peter’s So and US albums. The soundtrack to the Alan Parker movie of the same name – the tale of a Vietnam vet who harbours Icarus-like ambitions to fly – it finds Peter flexing his creative muscles free of any commercial pressures and has a number of tracks build out of elements of existing tracks from Peter’s third and fourth solo albums.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            SIDE A
                                                            A1 At Night
                                                            A2 Floating Dogs
                                                            A3 Quiet And Alone
                                                            A4 Close Up (from Family Snapshot)
                                                            A5 Slow Water
                                                            A6 Dressing The Wound
                                                            SIDE B
                                                            B1 Birdy's Flight (from Not One Of Us)
                                                            B2 Slow Marimbas
                                                            B3 The Heat (from The Rhythm Of The Heat)
                                                            B4 Sketchpad With Trumpet And Voice
                                                            B5 Under Lock And Key (from Wallflower)
                                                            B6 Powerhouse At The Foot Of The Mountain (from San Jacinto)

                                                            Peter Gabriel

                                                            Passion - Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ - 2022 Reissue

                                                              The album has been Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 33RPM, across 2x heavyweight black vinyl LPs, to deliver maximum dynamic range in the sound.

                                                              Vinyl cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis. The album is true to the original LP design with a wide-spine jacket and printed inner sleeves, but now utilises colour photographs from The Last Temptation of Christ film. All images are newly re-scanned.

                                                              The album comes with a download card with a choice of digital download (Hi-Res 24bit or 16bit).

                                                              Passion – Music for The Last Temptation of Christ was released a year after Martin Scorsese’s controversy-laden film first hit the big screen in 1988. Passion tends to be regarded as a work in its own right rather than just being a movie soundtrack. It features additional music to that which was included in the film; this extra material was the result of Peter continuing to record and to resolve “unfinished ideas”. Built on a foundation of Middle Eastern and North African rhythms and melodies, Passion is unsurprisingly Peter’s most spiritual work, no more so than when the alternately ascending voices of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Youssou N’Dour and Peter himself interweave on the title track. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Youssou N’Dour are far from the only notable guests; the cross-continental gathering of musicians also includes Senegalese griot Baaba Maal, jazz drummer Bill Cobham and avant-garde trumpeter Jon Hassell among many others.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              LP 1
                                                              A1 The Feeling Begins
                                                              A2 Gethsemane
                                                              A3 Of These, Hope
                                                              A4 Lazarus Raised
                                                              A5 Of These, Hope - Reprise
                                                              A6 In Doubt
                                                              A7 A Different Drum
                                                              B1 Zaar
                                                              B2 Troubled
                                                              B3 Open
                                                              B4 Before Night Falls
                                                              B5 With This Love

                                                              LP 2
                                                              C1 Sandstorm
                                                              C2 Stigmata
                                                              C3 Passion
                                                              C4 With This Love – Choir
                                                              D1 Wall Of Breath
                                                              D2 The Promise Of Shadows
                                                              D3 Disturbed
                                                              D4 It Is Accomplished
                                                              D5 Bread And Wine

                                                              Gabi Garbutt & The Illuminations


                                                                Gabi Garbutt & The Illuminations announce release of sophomore album ‘Cockerel’ which follows the brilliant 2019 debut album, ‘The Discredited Language of Angels,’ which saw Gabi and her band performing live sessions for BBC 6Music’s Cerys Matthews & Radio X’s John Kennedy, and scoring plays on Steve Lamacq& Chris Hawkins.

                                                                Gabi and her band toured with The Libertines and Edwyn Collins in 2019, and were all set for a year of touring when the pandemic hit in 2020. Retreating into her songwriting, Gabi started sketching out songs about escape and exploring vulnerability. Demoing the arrangements at home then honing the songs with her band The Illuminations as soon as rehearsal studios opened up, they created an explosive album of indie pop bangers that have lyrical and musical depth. As the opening song ‘Bad Boy Bird’ announces “I am no human, I am the promise of dynamite”, Gabi and her band summon up a volcanic concoction of sounds, from the poetic punk sensibilities of Ezra Furman and Patti Smith, the soaring alt pop of The Voidz and The Flaming Lips, to Motown inspired soul stompers, the record conjures up a range of atmospheres to occupy the listeners mind over many, many replays, as they fall deeper into the universe that is Cockerel. Connecting again with multi-instrumentalist and producer Sean Read (Beth Orton, Edwyn Collins, The Pretenders) at his Famous Times Studio Gabi set to work bringing their songs to life on record. Upcoming single ‘Subterranean Stars’, one of the most representative songs on the album, catchy guitar licks flutter around trippy lyrical musings, brass refrains and a soaring string arrangement played by Basia Bartz. Following this slice of shimmering pop is ‘Genet’s Journey.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                1 Cockerel
                                                                2 Bad Boy Bird
                                                                3 Subterranean Stars
                                                                4 Genet’s Journey
                                                                5 Never Never
                                                                6 Your Blues
                                                                7 I Can’t Win
                                                                8 Habit Of Sadness
                                                                9 Sea Organ
                                                                10 Angel Of Third Avenue
                                                                11 Our Dying World

                                                                Upon meeting some years ago in Berlin, Galina & Andrea connected creatively and embarked on a musical voyage. These are studio recordings from Xberg in 2018, at a time when they gave life and animation to a beautiful and young electronic music scene.

                                                                Opening with the foreboding, minimal wave throb of "Notturno Crescendo", underpinned with a simple hi-hat utterance and circling b-line. "Zhiva Sessiya" is up next, slowly floating and ascending with dark angels and celestial spirits, merging the metaphysical world with our current reality. "Sono I’imperatore" concludes with a circuit bent B-line, forceful whispers and eerie leads. Carnivalesque, noir-wave horror core - you can have that one for free!

                                                                Really strong stuff here on the wonderful Space Ritual label - check! 

                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                Matt says: Mega stuff from the label that brought you Various Lurkers. I'm sure there's a Leeds connection here (?). Anyway, Eva Geist contributes some wonderfully unique sounds here - a bit Dusseldorf a bit industrial and bit wavey; basically if you like it left of centre and a bit scuzzy round the edges, this one for you.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                A1 Notturno Crescendo 
                                                                B1 Zhiva Sessiya 
                                                                B2 Sono I’imperatore 


                                                                Streetcleaner - 2022 Reissue

                                                                  Drawing from post-punk and industrial acts like; Swans, Big Black, Killing Joke and Throbbing Gristle as much as the more metallic and punk influences that informed guitarist/ vocalist Justin Broadrick's previous band Napalm Death, the pounding, drum-machine powered sonic assault of 'Streetcleaner' sounded like nothing else at the time, breaking down people's perceptions of what a metal band could sound like. You can still feel the album's broad influence everywhere from the dense atmospheres of post-metal to the abrasive beats of modern industrial and techno outfits, but despite its many imitators, there's still nothing else that quite captures the feelings of paranoia, anxiety and urban decay that 'Streetcleaner' so deftly articulates.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  1. Like Rats 
                                                                  2. Christbait Rising 
                                                                  3. Pulp 
                                                                  4. Dream Long Dead 
                                                                  5. Head Dirt 
                                                                  6. Devastator 
                                                                  7. Mighty Trust Krusher 
                                                                  8. Life Is Easy 
                                                                  9. Streetcleaner

                                                                  Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc


                                                                    Belgium, not the first place you'd think of when it comes to Latin or Afro-funk. Yet one of the greatest records to blend both styles came from the small northern European country, masterminded by Nico Gomez and his Afro Percussion Inc.

                                                                    'Ritual' was originally released in 1971 on the Dutch label Omega International (Gomez was born in Holland before moving to Belgium in the late 40s) and is being reissued by Mr Bongo in 2013, bringing its blazing funk grooves to both new ears and those already tuned in to this masterpiece's legacy.

                                                                    Across its 11 tracks Ritual delivers the kind of production, arrangement and musicianship that rightfully belong in a dictionary next to the definition of professional. Gomez' band was tight and they knew it, showing it off on their covers of Perez Prado's 'Caballo Negro' and 'Lupita' by injecting the originals with a deep funk that blends both Afro and Latin influences. On 'Samba De Una Nota So' and 'El Condor Pasa', another pair of covers, they switch to soulful downtempo with mesmerising ease. The title cut remains one of the album's highlights, a devastating dancefloor groove with horns to match that has aged beautifully and was heavily sampled by Liquid People for 'The Dragon'. 'Pa! Pa! Pa! Pa!' adds touches of rock with fuzzy guitars for one of the album's headier experiences.

                                                                    'Ritual' is a perfect example of the kind of experimentation that was rife in the 70s and which, when done as well as on this album, proves quite simply timeless.

                                                                    Redstone Press return with a new ep from Par Avions Henry Greenleaf. Henry spent a lot of time in the Lake District prior to and during the beginning of the pandemic and this release is the fruit beared from that period! Full of tense space and creative freedom, "Kirkstone EP" is Henry’s finest work to date (in our biased and arrogant opinion) and highlights his ever-upwards trajectory.

                                                                    The EP’s namesake boots down the door with his instantly recognisable drum work and intricate synth lines. The A2 “Headache District” is a more spacious affair, awash with ambient sweeps that, when paired with his intricate booming kicks, creates a subtle groove that belies the driving force behind the track.

                                                                    On the flip “Put By” swaps sweeping synths for metallic abrasion and a building tension that dissolves into unsteady piercing stabs and crumbling basslines. Henry expertly stiches together elements that on paper shouldn’t work, into a masterfully deep and ominous 5 minutes. Closing out the EP is “Group Translate”, a symphony of cascading sounds that ramp up the pace and force you into taking notice! This hammer of a track sounds like something you’d hear as you pass through a blackhole in space, on eccies.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    A1. Kirkstone Pass
                                                                    A2. Headache District
                                                                    B1. Put By
                                                                    B2. Group Translate

                                                                    David Grubbs & Jan St. Werner

                                                                    Translation From Unspecified

                                                                      First album by this duo, known separately for their work in Mouse on Mars and Gastr del Sol.

                                                                      Two long-form pieces, utterly different from one another: one hyper-detailed electronic music and sound poetry, and the other live-in-the-studio electric guitar and laptop paint-peeling.

                                                                      The exciting first chapter in a long-anticipated collaboration David Grubbs and Jan St. Werner met in the mid-1990s when Grubbs was playing with Gastr del Sol and The Red Krayola and St. Werner in Mouse on Mars and Microstoria. After years of exchanging ideas, ‘Translation from Unspecified’ marks their first time locking horns as a duo, and it’s clear this deck-clearing collaboration was long overdue.

                                                                      In January 2020 Grubbs arrived at Mouse on Mars’ Berlin studio Paraverse with a guitar and ‘Translation from Unspecified’, an open-ended, seemingly self-generating poem suggesting AI, one of the themes in St. Werner’s recent work. This became the side-length title track, a winding corridor of electronic fanfares and spontaneous musical miniatures urging Grubbs’s slow and steady recitation to grow wings and graduate into song. Who knows where this idiosyncratic mise-en-scène - day-glo, extrovert electronics and task-oriented human - came from? Reference points - distant ones - might include Robert Ashley and Paul De Marinis’s ‘In Sara, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven...’ and the sound poetry of Anton Bruhin.

                                                                      Flip the record and you have ‘Soixante Ooze’, a live-in-the-studio duo for guitar and computer more recognizably St. Wernerian and Grubbs-like that reconfigures elements of the title track before finally morphing into needlepinning monoliths of sound. David Grubbs has released fourteen solo albums and appeared on more than 200 releases. He was a member of the groups Gastr del Sol, Bastro, and Squirrel Bait and has performed with Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros, Luc Ferrari, Will Oldham, Loren Connors, the Red Krayola, Royal Trux, and many others. His newest book is ‘Good night the pleasure was ours’ (Duke University Press, 2022).

                                                                      Jan St. Werner is an artist and electronic music composer best known as one half of the group Mouse on Mars. He has collaborated with Oval’s Markus Popp as Microstoria and written music for installations and films by visual artist Rosa Barba. In 2013, St. Werner released ‘Blaze Colour Burn’, the first of a series of experimental recordings called ‘the Fiepblatter Catalogue’. Recently his work has prioritized installation and interventions with spatialized sound, including a number of collaborations under the name Dynamische Akustische Forschung (DAF).

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1. Translation From
                                                                      2. Unspecified
                                                                      3. Soixante Ooze

                                                                      Grupo Geyser

                                                                      Singles 1970-1973

                                                                        One of the hidden treasures from Venezuela, Grupo Geyser were pioneers in fusing psychedelic rock with Latin & Afro Cuban rhythms. Here's their first ever vinyl retrospective, including their four singles originally released between 1970-73.

                                                                        Billie Holiday

                                                                        Solitude - 2022 Reissue

                                                                          Billie Holiday's first recordings for Norman Granz' Clef Records present the vocalist at the top of her craft. Originally titled 'Billie Holiday Sings', this 1952 session placed Holiday in front of small piano and tenor saxophone-led groups that including jazz luminaries such as Oscar Peterson and Charlie Shavers. Includes the song 'If The Moon Turns Green' from the same session but not included on the original LP. BILLIE HOLIDAY, vocals; CHARLIE SHAVERS, trumpet; FLIP PHILLIPS, tenor sax; OSCAR PETERSON, piano; BARNEY KESSEL, guitar; RAY BROWN, bass; ALVIN STOLLER, drums; HEARD, drums (alternating with Alvin Stoller). Recorded Los Angeles, May 1952. Produced by Norman Granz

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          East Of The Sun
                                                                          Blue Moon
                                                                          You Go To My Head
                                                                          You Turned The Tables On Me
                                                                          Easy To Love
                                                                          These Foolish Things
                                                                          I Only Have Eyes For You
                                                                          Everything I Have Is Yours
                                                                          Ove For Sale
                                                                          If The Moon Turns Green

                                                                          Three’s a charm: U-Star, Noid and Droid! Of course, Dan Tyler and Conrad McDonnell have done way more than that. Better known as Idjut Boys, they were still there when the sun-of the summer of love went down and the acid house fever settled down. As remixers extraordinaire, party priests, dub poets or mirror ball hippies, they were broadening minds with labels like Discfunction and treating disco as a way of life. It’s hard to imagine the British club (and music) scene without their mark. Here is their long overdue return under the Droid umbrella. Reactivated for the needs and dance nerds of today, Droid initially had been designed for straight up machine music, fierce drums, electronic body music and bass heavy melodies in 2008. Following that template, Droid 0422 sounds like a cocktail made from Prelude bonus beats, Supertronics dubs and stand off between George Kranz and Curt Cress. Two well-crafted takes of each "Dumme Willie" and "Schlagstock" fill the proverbial boots of said influences and equally draw for your attention. An Idjut thing indeed. Fun fidelity guaranteed.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1. Dumme Willie
                                                                          A2. Dumme Willie - Drum Version
                                                                          B1. Schlagstock
                                                                          B2. Schlagstock - Vacant Gaze Version

                                                                          Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

                                                                          Georgia Blue

                                                                            “Georgia Blue is a labor of love. On election day 2020, when I saw that there was a good chance the state of Georgia might go blue, I came up with an idea: to record an album of Georgia- related songs as a thank you to the state and donate the money to a Georgia based non-profit organization. I will admit my motivations were a bit selfish. For years, I’ve been looking for an excuse to record these songs with my band and some friends. The songs on this album are some of my favorite Georgia-related songs, but the tracklist is not meant to be comprehensive. I would love to cover Outkast and 2 Chainz, but I don’t think the finished product would be very good. We’re a rock band, so we covered rock songs. We have roots in blues and R&B, so we enlisted some brilliant artists to help us pull off songs by Precious Bryant, James Brown, and Gladys Knight. My favorite part of the Georgia Blue recording process was having the opportunity to work with these very special artists, and I thank them: Amanda Shires, Brittney Spencer, Adia Victoria, Brandi Carlile, Julien Baker, Bèla Fleck, Chris Thile, Steve Gorman, Peter Levin, and John Paul White. I hope you enjoy listening to these recordings as much as we enjoyed making them. Keep listening to good music and fighting the good fight.” - Jason Isbell

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            1. Nightswimming Feat. Bela Fleck And Chris Thile
                                                                            2. Honeysuckle Blue Feat. Sadler Vaden
                                                                            3. It's A Man's Man's World Feat. Brittney Spencer
                                                                            4. Cross Bones Style Feat. Amanda Shires
                                                                            5. The Truth Feat. Adia Victoria
                                                                            6. I've Been Loving You Too Long
                                                                            7. Sometimes Salvation Feat. Steve Gorman
                                                                            8. Kid Fears Feat. Julien Baker And Brandi Carlile
                                                                            9. Reverse
                                                                            10. Midnight Train To Georgia Feat. Brittney Spencer And John Paul White
                                                                            11. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed Feat. Peter Levin
                                                                            12. I'm Through
                                                                            13. Driver 8 Feat. John Paul White

                                                                            Alex Izenberg

                                                                            I’m Not Here

                                                                              ‘I’m Not Here’ inhabits the shaggy, world-weary mode of Alex Izenberg’s favorite 1970s artists, folks like Harry Nilsson, John Lennon, Randy Newman, and Lou Reed.

                                                                              Recorded at Tropico Studios, produced by Izenberg and Greg Hartunian in Los Angeles, CA, the album’s swelling string and woodwind arrangements - courtesy of collaborator Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors - bring to mind the technicolour sweep of Van Dyke Parks.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Ivory
                                                                              2. Gemini Underwater
                                                                              3. Egyptian Cadillac
                                                                              4. Breathless Darkness
                                                                              5. Broadway
                                                                              6. Our Love Remains
                                                                              7. Ladies Of Rodeo
                                                                              8. Sorrows Blue Tapestry
                                                                              9. Juniper & Lamplight
                                                                              10. Sea Of Wine


                                                                              Strata Records - The Sound Of Detroit - Reimagined By Jazzanova

                                                                                In association with DJ Amir and 180 Proof Records, BBE Music proudly presents ‘Strata Records - The Sound of Detroit - Reimagined by Jazzanova’, a brand new celebration of the iconic imprint. How does the Berlin-based production collective Jazzanova find itself reimagining songs from the iconic, Detroit record label Strata? “I couldn’t think of a more perfect band to do this work,” DJ Amir says about Jazzanova, a combination of DJs, record collectors and musicians, “because they brought passion and love to the project, because they know the music and love the music. And on top of that, they know how to play.” This unlikely, yet ideal pairing is the result of years of work and passion from Amir Abdullah, the crate-digging, DJ and label-head for 180-Proof Records which in 2011 began reissuing the groundbreaking Strata Records back catalog and unreleased gems from the vaults. On Strata Records - The Sound of Detroit - Reimagined by Jazzanova, DJ Amir and Jazzanova breathe new life into eleven hand-picked tracks from the Strata catalog for fans of the label’s historic recordings and new ears alike. Strata Records rose from the ashes of Detroit’s tumultuous 1960s decline..

                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                Barry says: A superb compilation from the ever reliable BBE which sees renowned collective Jazzanova reimagining the output of Detroit stalwart label Strata. It's an absolute wealth of amazing material to draw on, and the endlessly talented Jazzanova do it great justice here. A match made in heaven.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                Disc: 1
                                                                                1. Introduction
                                                                                2. Face At My Window
                                                                                3. Root In 7-4 Plus
                                                                                4. Lost My Love
                                                                                5. Creative Musicians
                                                                                6. Joy Road
                                                                                Disc: 2
                                                                                1. Orotunds
                                                                                2. Inside Ourselves
                                                                                3. Scorpio’s Child
                                                                                4. Beyond The Dream
                                                                                5. Saturday Night Special
                                                                                6. Loser

                                                                                For our 6th vinyl-only release, Kassian provides an addendum, an addition, a supplement - if you will - to his Leave Your Life EP. Here, he elaborates on ‘Spirit of Eden’, the dreamy B-side of last summer’s well-received EP.

                                                                                On side A, we have the EP’s title track; a lush reimagining of the original, which lives up to its ‘Strings’ moniker, but still has enough percussive oomph to get feet moving on the dance floor.

                                                                                On the B-side, we have ‘Strings of Eden (Garden Mix) ft: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’. This one foregoes any backbeat and lays the strings on even heavier, utilizing the talents of Los Angeles’ Atwood-Ferguson, who is renowned for his kaleidoscopic string arrangements in the jazz, classical and experimental genres.

                                                                                The EP closes out with a new offering: The gorgeous, airy, cinematic ‘Passing Clouds’.

                                                                                Please note this will be a one-time pressing of 1200 units only, on 180 gram vinyl. Not to be missed.

                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                Matt says: Brilliantly timed for the warmer temps due.. A supremely Balearic offering from the highly talented Alex Kassian who seems to live and breath musical serenity. With the sound of gentle waves and endless horizons, this is your mid afternoon garden epic to get sozzled in your sun lounger too. Simple unmissable!

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                A1. Strings Of Eden
                                                                                B1. Strings Of Eden (Garden Mix) Ft. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
                                                                                B2. Passing Clouds

                                                                                Kill Your Boyfriend


                                                                                  Kill Your Boyfriend are a two-piece psych tinged, post-punk outfit formed in 2011 in Venice, Italy. They are Matteo Scarpa on guitar and vocals, and Antonio Angeli on drums. In Killadelica, the focus of the songs shifts from the person being killed, to the killer. It is the band's first album that features female names as track titles, which are taken from real female serial killers. The band explain that “the tracks are inspired by their stories and attempts to unravel the feelings that led them to make such extreme gestures, their motivations and emotions - revenge, hatred, search for power, lust, avarice.” They further explain that “the themes explored point to an unfortunate fact, that most of these forces ae still present in modern society.”

                                                                                  The album’s story starts with ‘Anula’, a slow building track that explodes into cacophony with an ethereal vocal that remains long after it’s gone. ‘Jean’ and ‘Natasha’ offer a frenetic pace that captivates from the opening beat, with an instant desire to move along, in whatever fashion, exuding from the depths along with the hints of something dark and dangerous. ‘Nancy’ wastes no time in asserting its influence with the lyrics “Fear fear fear fear fear” and then the duo of ‘Agave’ and ‘Belle’ work in unison to add a little theatre; with extended background drone rising to new heights in the haunting synth melody that could repeat forever. ‘Marie’ and ‘Elizabeth’ offer a distinct industrial vibe, with the latter being the perfect lead single choice, attracting attention across the globe. Together they are powerful, creating something that can’t quite be named, just below the surface. You know it’s there, but you can’t quite place it. The intrigue is intense. This is only compounded by ‘Eve’ which ramps the tempo up to the max, leaving you breathless and wondering what happened. ‘Aileen’’s countenance is more subtle in its execution before the concluding ‘Kathy’ knows how to mark its presence, ensuring that the stories relayed here, are not easily forgotten.

                                                                                  There are no two tracks alike, just as is the case with the people whose stories are being told. There is no doubt that Killadelica is dark, and yet whilst exploring a topic that most would consider macabre, Killadelica's sound explodes into kaleidoscopic and luminous reflections of light, creating a weighty juxtaposition that makes the album a must listen to for anyone of a psychedelic, post-punk or even industrial persuasion.

                                                                                  FFO: The Soft Moon, Suicide, Sonic Youth

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  A1 Anula
                                                                                  A2 Jean
                                                                                  A3 Natasha
                                                                                  A4 Nancy
                                                                                  A5 Agave
                                                                                  A6 Belle
                                                                                  B1 Marie
                                                                                  B2 Elizabeth
                                                                                  B3 Eve
                                                                                  B4 Aileen
                                                                                  B5 Kathy

                                                                                  Killer Mike

                                                                                  R.A.P. Music - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                    R.A.P. Music, the fifth studio album by rapper Killer Mike was originally released in 2012 and is finally back in print. Production was handled by rapper and producer Jamie "El-P" Meline; the album was the first collaboration between Killer Mike and El-P, who would later form the critically acclaimed duo Run the Jewels.

                                                                                    R.A.P. Music received widespread acclaim from music critics. It landed on the Year End Best Album lists of Entertainment Weekly, Consequence of Sound, Complex, Chicago Tribune, Paste, NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Spin, Vulture, Village Voice, and many more. 

                                                                                    Laddio Bolocko

                                                                                    Laddio Bolocko 97-99

                                                                                      The following story might be bullshit (drug use and memory enhancements): years ago I was sitting at home staring into the middle distance and the phone on the wall rang (that should denote how long ago this was). On the other end was the booker from The Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, who had never called me before. She was excited about the show they had that night and was calling people to invite them. Apparently the night before a band called Laddio Bolocko had played and were so mesmerizing, so strong that they had offered them the next night, which was open. I was intrigued as no band had ever warranted this invite previously to my knowledge. This was new and exciting territory.“I had my ass and ears handed to me that evening. Scorching, pummeling, deep waters ran over me as I stood, beer in hand, mouth open. My memory may be embellishing but I remember a sax as big as me, drums that were physically hanging on by a thread, and twin electric strings that reeled sinister sprites over my head in outwardly circular patterns. Aggressive, far out fractals burned in my brain. I had never seen anything like this band, and never have again.“That’s why it’s so shocking to wait around all these years for someone to pick up the thread and re-release these three perfect recordings on LP for the first time…and still be waiting. So, I’m happy to announce, Castle Face is here with a 3xLP remedy. We’ve been working with all the original members of Laddio Bolocko and sifting through to put together this concise LP box set of what is arguably their strongest home studio recorded material. Included here (for the first time on wax) are Strange Warmings Of Laddio Bolocko, In Real Time and As If By Remote.“Includes former members of Dazzling Killmen, Panicsville, the Psychic Paramount, and Mars Volta. For fans of Can, This Heat, The Residents, improvisation (really they are hard to compare, they are so singular in sound).” —John Dwyer

                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                      Barry says: The thoroughly bonkers Laddio Bolocko hit Castle Face records for a collection that you know is going to be of the highest quality possible, and is, believe me, HEAVY. It's like if JOMF could only use fuzz pedals and distortion.

                                                                                      Liz Lamere

                                                                                      Keep It Alive

                                                                                        Liz Lamere has announced her debut album Keep It Alive via In The Red. After collaborating with late partner Alan Vega (Suicide) for over three decades on his solo work, and starting out playing drums in punk bands, she is releasing her own music. All of the music and lyrics were written and performed by Liz Lamere. It was recorded in her lower Manhattan apartment during lockdown, engineered by her and Alan’s son Dante Vega Lamere in the same space where the Suicide singer constructed his light sculptures. They emerged with a riveting set of songs that are charged with an irrepressible lust for life and the feel for the contagious hook. The album was then co-produced and mixed by Jared Artaud and Liz Lamere, with Ted Young engineering the mixing sessions and Josh Bonati mastering.

                                                                                        “There’s something very magical about creating music in the same environment where Alan created his visual art,” notes Lamere. “His energy is pervasive and is inevitably infused in the recordings.” She continues: “We were living through unprecedented times and Keep It Alive took adversity and uncertainty and turned it into a message of resilience and empowerment.”

                                                                                        The album courses with the defiant energy that motivated Lamere through her early double life as both Wall Street lawyer and downtown New York musician before meeting and falling in love with Vega led to her becoming his manager, creative foil and keyboard manipulator on solo albums beginning in 1990 (Deuce Avenue, Power On To Zero Hour, New Raceion, Dujang Prang, 2007, Station, IT) and recently released lost album Mutator that launched the Vega Vault she curates with Jared Artaud. After Vega passed away in July 2016, Lamere found it cathartic writing down thoughts and observations in notebooks. Simultaneously, she and Artaud started collaborating, overseeing the mastering of IT and then co-producing and mixing Mutator; and during this time they naturally discussed an alliance on the solo album she knew would be forthcoming.

                                                                                        Keep It Alive is an homage to a song on Vega’s New Raceion album that has significant meaning for Lamere. It was one of the key lines she would chant on stage, becoming a staple of live performances with Vega. The vision behind the album is about preserving your own inner fire. Lamere commented “Alan always encouraged me to make my own music, and I’ve waited until the time was right as I’ve been dedicated to preserving Alan’s vision and building his legacy.”

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1. Lights Out
                                                                                        2. Stand
                                                                                        3. Sin
                                                                                        4. Heat Beat
                                                                                        5. Subway Cyanide
                                                                                        6. Cruise Screen
                                                                                        7. Freedom's Last Call

                                                                                        Freaky R&B indebted pop from Monteal’s Laroie. Produced by Gene Tellem with Gabriel Rei and Robert Robert. 150 copies only.

                                                                                        Seductive sadness. Powerful vulnerability. Precise yet irresistible vocals. A few words to describe Laroie as she steps forward in full possession of her means, following up on her debut and namesake EP released in August 2020, and on the recent singles "Can't Let Go" and "One More". Here she is with “Speed of Life”, an extended play destined to be absorbed and listened to in one sitting. Funny how it sounds both familiar - you feel like you’ve known these songs your whole life - and brand new, all at once. In this nostalgic and emotional territory, standing at the borders of her influences, Laroie's talent shines through.

                                                                                        Skilfully navigating the electro-pop sonic palette, the artist crafts a comfortable, soothing canvas where dance, soul, and R&B from the late 90s and early 2000 also hop into the mix. From the bewitching slow garage "Elevate" to the cathartic and luminous "Can't Let Go", and through the trip-hop infused "One More", the very danceable "A Place on Earth", "Moonlight", reminiscent of the best of TLC, Brandy and Monica, and the title track’s addictive vocal melody, “Speed of Life”, just like a silky everyday soundtrack, is enjoyable on repeat.

                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                        Matt says: Landing somewhere between street soul, electro-pop and modern R&B, Laroie burst outta nowhere with a fresh sound that's bound to please! Killer vocals from this under-the-radar songstress. Big TIP.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1. Elevate
                                                                                        A2. One More
                                                                                        A3. Speed Of Life
                                                                                        B1. Moonlight
                                                                                        B2. A Place On Earth
                                                                                        B3. Can’t Let Go

                                                                                        Thomas Leer And Robert Rental

                                                                                        The Bridge

                                                                                          Thomas Leer and Robert Rental’s The Bridge is re-issued on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 1979 and on CD for the first time since 1992. With Robert unfortunately passing away in 2000, this record, Leer and Rental’s one and only album together, stands alone in capturing the duo’s pioneering capabilities. The Bridge was originally released on Throbbing Gristle’s Industrial Records label in 1979 and is considered to be an early electronic avant-garde synth-pop masterpiece, seeing the likes of John Foxx, Propaganda, Art of Noise and ABC citing the pair as key influences.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1 Attack Decay
                                                                                          2 Monochrome Days
                                                                                          3 Day Breaks, Night Heals
                                                                                          4 Connotations
                                                                                          5 Fade Away
                                                                                          6 Interferon
                                                                                          7 Six A.M.
                                                                                          8 The Hard Way In And The Easy Way Out
                                                                                          9 Perpetual

                                                                                          The Lemonheads

                                                                                          The Lemonheads - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                            The Lemonheads is the eighth studio album by The Lemonheads, released in 2006, marking their return from a nine-year hiatus. This new pressing, the first since 2007, is released via Hassle Records for the UK/EU, in conjunction with Vagrant Records to celebrate their 25th Anniversary.

                                                                                            "Punk's Not Dead! The Marvellous Return of Evan Dando. The Lemonheads is a moody, giddy, charming album, as ragged and dynamic as those the band were making half a lifetime ago. It's a small miracle that Evan Dando is still alive. It's a slightly bigger one that he can still fend off maturity with such ruffled, wide-eyed panache" Uncut (Oct '06)

                                                                                            "Dando has revived the Lemonheads moniker and signed up drummer Bill Stevenson and bassist Karl Alvarez, both veterans of Eighties American punk-rockers The Descendents. The result is a more focused, less varied sound, and none the worse for that. Tight and passionate, "Pittsburgh" could be by an American version of The Jam, while "Become The Enemy" could have been written at any time in the past 20 years, its catchy indie-pop setting providing a stable footing for Dando's account of a collapsing relationship." The Independent (Sept, '06)

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            1. No Backbone
                                                                                            2. Black Gown
                                                                                            3. Become The Enemy
                                                                                            4. Baby's Home
                                                                                            5. Pittsburgh
                                                                                            6. In Passing
                                                                                            7. Steve's Boy
                                                                                            8. Let's Just Laugh
                                                                                            9. Poughkeepsie
                                                                                            10. December
                                                                                            11. Rule Of Three

                                                                                            Love Drop

                                                                                            Love Drops 02

                                                                                            The mysterious Love Drop continues to blend a taste for quality, eclectic grooves with an ear for making DJ versions that will really work the dance floor.

                                                                                            Equal parts spiritual and exotic, but also irresistible, the second instalment on his own Love Drops imprint certainly does not disappoint. Side A has a tribal stomp which slowly unveils a squealing horn and general dancefloor hustle n bustle inna Moodymann-esque kinda shuffle. There's even a burst of gospel vocals for good measure. High grade barn stomper this folks make no mistake.

                                                                                            Side B goes deeper, revealing a sort of enchanted deep house mutant which snakes and turns across a never ending keyboard solo and an Eastern slant to the timbre. It's sure to leave a magic spell across any dancefloor lucky enough to receive its rotation!

                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                            Matt says: Highly anticipated, much hyped release from the Love Drop folks who drop volume 2 of their sell-out series. Side A reminds me of classic Moodymann DJ sets whilst side B offers up a piece of highly scented, exotic dance music that'll leave people scratching their heads in bemusement.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING


                                                                                            Lovely Eggs

                                                                                            Cob Dominos

                                                                                              The second album on the band’s own label. Described as unhinged, strange, bizarre, cuckoo and howling mad; but with a growing army of fans including Radio One’s Huw Stephens and Art Brut's Eddie Argos you'd be crazy not to fall in love with their underground grunge-pop sound. Inspired by everyday life, coupled with a fierce ethos that music should be about magic and art and feeling and fun, the Lancashire duo have more in common with writer Richard Brautigan & artist David Shrigley than they do with their musical peers. Occasionally satirical and often surreal The Lovely Eggs won't deliver a straight forward love song to your door, instead you’ll be taken on a journey into Holly & David’s world where there are no seatbelts!

                                                                                              Receiving airplay from Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq, Marc Riley, Rob Da Bank, Tom Robinson, Gideon Coe & John Kennedy, The Lovely Eggs have recorded sessions for BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music & XFM. Last year the pair were invited to perform 5 shows at SXSW in Austin Texas, where they also recorded with legendary cult musician and artist Jad Fair. The band have enjoyed press from Artrocker Magazine, The Guardian, Maximum Rock and Roll & Everett True. Their debut album If You Were Fruit ranked in the top 40 records of 2009 by Artrocker and was nominated for XFM's ‘Debut Album of the Year’. In the last 2 years the band have played hundreds of gigs around the UK, USA & Europe supporting the likes of Shonen Knife, The Slits, The Television Personalities & Eddie Argos as well as a 2 month tour of America.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              1. Minibus
                                                                                              2 People Are Twats
                                                                                              3 Panic Plants
                                                                                              4 Print An Imprint
                                                                                              5 Don't Look At Me (I Don't Like It)
                                                                                              6 Hey Scraggletooth
                                                                                              7 Fuck It
                                                                                              8 Muhammad Ali And All His Friends
                                                                                              9 Why Don't You Like Me?
                                                                                              10 I'm A Journalist
                                                                                              11 Books, Ting!
                                                                                              12 Alphabet Song
                                                                                              13 Watermelons
                                                                                              14 Pets
                                                                                              15 Oregon
                                                                                              16 Real Good Man
                                                                                              17 Mexico Can't Make You Smile


                                                                                              Things We Lost In The Fire

                                                                                                The second Albini recorded and engineered Low album, 'Things We Lost in the Fire' features such hits as 'Sunflower' and 'Laser Beam'.

                                                                                                “Measuring out grief and resilience with a steady hand, these are the best songs of Low's quiet career." - Mojo [9/10].

                                                                                                “Low's original stark minimalism has gradually given way to a broader sonic range, without sacrificing their strangely accessible otherness." - Wire.

                                                                                                “Low have always sought to make music that can both swell the heart like a gospel tune and capture the amplified absence of a funeral parlour. It's difficult to imagine a more perfect expression of their vision than this." - NME.

                                                                                                Henry Mancini

                                                                                                Breakfast At Tiffany's - Motion Picture Score

                                                                                                  Music from the Breakfast at Tiffany's motion picture score composed and conducted by Henry Mancini, 180g vinyl with a bonus CD digipack included. The LP includes a bonus track taken from the actual movie soundtrack, but not present on the original LP. The track feature Audrey Hepburn on vocals with orchestral backing. "This effervescent soundtrack for Blake Edwards' adaption of Truman Capote's wistful novella propelled Mancini into the major league of Hollywood composers. Though there were other jazz-oriented arrangers working in Hollywood at the time, none possessed Mancini's imagination and skill in orchestration." - All Music.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  Moon River
                                                                                                  Something For Cat
                                                                                                  Sallys Tomato
                                                                                                  Mr. Yunioshi
                                                                                                  The Big Blow Out
                                                                                                  Hub Caps And Tail Lights
                                                                                                  Breakfast At Tiffanys
                                                                                                  Latin Golightly
                                                                                                  Loose Caboose
                                                                                                  The Big Heist
                                                                                                  Moon River Cha Cha
                                                                                                  Moon River

                                                                                                  Johnny Marr

                                                                                                  Fever Dreams Pt. 3

                                                                                                    The ‘Fever Dreams Pt 3’ EP features four brand new songs from Johnny Marr’s anticipated first double LP - ‘The Speed Of Love’, ‘Night and Day’, ‘Counter-Clock World’ and ‘Rubicon’. Timed well to follow on from Johnny’s live run with Blondie, the EP will be released on limited edition gold vinyl, with 2.5k units available worldwide.

                                                                                                    Early previews of ‘Fever Dreams Pts 1-4’ have been met with widespread acclaim, with Uncut stating that the double album is "The most ambitious album of his career".

                                                                                                    Singles including ‘Sensory Street’ has been a mainstay on the BBC Radio 6 Music A-List, the album’s electro-soul opener ‘Spirit, Power and Soul’ was also playlisted by 6 Music and BBC Radio 2, described as “his strongest solo composition yet” by the Evening Standard, “an exercise in progressive creative ambition” by DIY, “invigorating” by Uncut, with “defiance in its DNA” by CLASH and simply “banging” by The Telegraph.

                                                                                                    Earlier EP ‘Fever Dreams Pt 2’ has seen Johnny heralded as “a master songwriter” by The i Newspaper and, “a project unlike anything he's done before" by Music Week.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                    1. The Speed Of Love
                                                                                                    2. Night And Day
                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                    1. Counter Clock World
                                                                                                    2. Rubicon


                                                                                                    Regards / Ukłony Dla Bogusław Schaeffer

                                                                                                      Matmos are one of the most prominent experimental electronic artists working today, crafting work by creating new conceptual frameworks and immediately testing those frameworks’ absolute limits. For ‘Regards/Ukłony dla Bogusław Schaeffer’ they’ve focused on another artist known, in large part, for doing the same.

                                                                                                      Bogusław Schaeffer was one of the first Polish artists creating electronic music. In step with American contemporaries like John Cage and Morton Feldman, he worked across the boundaries of classical composition, electronic experimentation and radical theatre, in playfully form-breaking ways.

                                                                                                      Matmos are not the first ones to recognize the power of his catalogue, from ‘Solo’ (a 2008 documentary that garnered numerous international awards), to the annual Shaeffer’s Era Festival (most recently celebrated simultaneously in Warsaw and Los Angeles), Bogusław Schaeffer’s work continues to inspire.

                                                                                                      ‘Regards/Ukłony dla Bogusław Schaeffer’, however, was not just inspired by his work. Matmos were given access to the entirety of Schaeffer’s recorded works to use as they saw fit, commissioned by the prestigious Instytutu Adama Mickiewicza. They re-assembled and re-combined these recorded works with modern instrumentations in a way that only Matmos could, and what emerged is a composite portrait of the utopian 1960s Polish avant-garde and the contemporary dystopian cultural moment regarding each other across a distance.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      Resemblage / Parasamblaž
                                                                                                      Cobra Wages Shuffle / Off! Schable W Gurę!
                                                                                                      Few, Far Chaos Bugles / Uff... Bosch Gra Wałęsę
                                                                                                      Flashcube Fog Wares / Głucha Affera Słów
                                                                                                      Flight To Sodom / Lot Do Salo
                                                                                                      Tonight There Is Something Special About The Moon / Jaki Księżyc Dziś Wieczór...
                                                                                                      If All Things Were Turned To Smoke / Gdyby Wszystko Stało Się Dymem
                                                                                                      Anti-Antiphon (Absolute Decomposition) / AntyAntyfona (Dekonstrukcja Na Całego)

                                                                                                      Jose Medeles Feat. M Ward, Marisa Anderson & Chris Funk

                                                                                                      Railroad Cadences & Melancholic Anthems

                                                                                                        Led by drummer Jose Medeles (Breeders, 1939 Ensemble, Revival Drum Shop), Railroad Cadences & Melancholic Anthems is a drummer's tribute to guitarist and DIY iconoclast John Fahey.

                                                                                                        Joined for a series of guitar and drum duets with M. Ward, experimental guitarist Marisa Anderson, and Chris Funk (Decemberists, Stephen Malkmus), it's a genuinely honorifc project, featuring not Fahey compositions, but rather a series of improvised rendezvous inspired and informed by his looseness and rhythmic idiosyncrasies. Recording in the comfortable setting of Bocce Recording in Vancouver, WA, in 2020, these duets are playful and spiritually deep, presented with snapshot clarity Medeles likens to the recordings of Alan Lomax or Chris Strachwitz, 'who boldly captured feld recording of Southern chain gangs and juke joint raconteurs decades ago. The result here is similar: pure and honest recordings.'

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        Please Send To J.F. With Marisa Anderson
                                                                                                        Richness Of Peace With M. Ward
                                                                                                        Golden With Chris Funk
                                                                                                        The Paper Snake With Marisa Anderson
                                                                                                        Something Else With M. Ward
                                                                                                        Before & After With Marisa Anderson
                                                                                                        Juxtaposition With Chris Funk
                                                                                                        Mid The Ice & Snow With Marisa Anderson
                                                                                                        Illumination With Chris Funk
                                                                                                        Takoma With Marisa Anderson
                                                                                                        Voice Of The Turtle With Chris Funk


                                                                                                        H / HH

                                                                                                        Jerome Potin, aka Gallic mash-up artist Moar, returns for his super limited, ultra collectable 45 Loves series.

                                                                                                        This time round he mashes up Ol' Dirty Bastard & Kelis' '99 smash, "Baby I Got Your Money" with a seriously low-slung, sub-heavy disco beat. Maximum head nod factor on this one folks, with just enough umph and shuffle to kick start your Friday night dancefloor early doors!

                                                                                                        On side B he twists and chops the stems of Lucy Pearl's turn of the millennium school disco classic, "Don't Mess With My Man". Moar retains much of the OG, instead getting busy on the echo unit and wave chopper, injecting this smooth smoocher with a huff of poppers for the Saturday night crowd. Mega stuff from Moar! 

                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                        Matt says: Party hip-hop mash-up 7" alert!! Working DJs don't need reminding how crucial these cuts are for the weekend armoury. Keep Sharon and Tracy at bay with this late 90s pleaser.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        Side 1
                                                                                                        1. H (4:25)
                                                                                                        Side 2
                                                                                                        1. HH (3:52)


                                                                                                        Reprise Remixes

                                                                                                          Electronica meets orchestral in a new album of house, techno and contemporary classical remixes: Reprise Remixes reimagines tracks of Moby’s hit album and Deutsche Grammophon debut Reprise (released May 2021). Featuring artists such as Bambounou, Planningtorock, Topic, Peter Gregson, Christian Löffler as well as Moby himself.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          1. Heroes – Planningtorock Remix
                                                                                                          2. Porcelain – Christian Löffler Remix
                                                                                                          3. Go (Moby’s Trophy Remix)
                                                                                                          4. Porcelain – Bambounou Remix
                                                                                                          5. Go – Ansifa Letyago Remix
                                                                                                          6. Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad – Biscits Remix
                                                                                                          7. Natural Blues – Topic Remix
                                                                                                          8. Lift Me Up – Mathame Remix
                                                                                                          9. We Are All Made Of Stars (Moby’s Ac@n Remix)
                                                                                                          10. Porcelain – Efdemin Remix
                                                                                                          11. Porcelain – Efdemin Dub
                                                                                                          12. Natural Blues (Moby’s West Side Highway Remix)
                                                                                                          13. Extreme Ways – Felsmann + Tiley Reinterpretation
                                                                                                          14. Natural Blues – Max Cooper Remix
                                                                                                          15. The Great Escape (Moby’s Observatory Remix)
                                                                                                          16. Extreme Ways – Peter Gregson Remix

                                                                                                          The Monochrome Set

                                                                                                          The Jet Set Junta

                                                                                                            The Monochrome Set were something of the unsung heroes of the post-punk world; they fitted into absolutely no category whatsoever and their puckish take on spaghetti western soundtracks meets lounge jazz via the twisted lyrical imagery of vocalist Bid was as singular as it was unique.

                                                                                                            Comprising a couple of ex-Ants in Andy Warren and Lester Square, with singer / guitarist Bid and drummer JD Haney, their filmic, playful material found favour with many, including John Peel although they failed to match this with commercial success.

                                                                                                            The Jet Set Junta was originally released on Cherry Red in 1983 with its urgent, ringing guitars surrounding Bid’s lyrics telling of dodgy arms dealings and armoured limos as Lester Square’s Ennio Morriconetwang bends and reverbs as a counterpoint.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            Side A
                                                                                                            The Jet Set Junta
                                                                                                            Side B
                                                                                                            Love Goes Down The Drain, Noise (eine Kleine Symphonie)

                                                                                                            Chicago house royalty Mr. Fingers returns on his own Alleviated Records imprint with a brand new album!!! Larry Heard continues on the path he's set with "Cerebral Hemispheres" in 2018, encasing his luxurious deep house workouts with influences from jazz, gospel and ambient.

                                                                                                            The delicate percussion lines that have become synonymous with the producer, especially on his "Electric Blue" series have reach a higher level of clarity and propulsion; effortlessly ushering you through fluffy crowds and dreamy horizons. Lead lines and chord progressions to melt hearts flow through the ten tracks like emotive butter; there's few that engage machines in such a spiritual and communicative way as Mr. Fingers.

                                                                                                            Vast, expansive arrangements, perfectly plotted through this imaginary soundscape; the LP takes you on a deep, vivid journey rich with exotic nuances as Larry explores Eastern scales and far-away timbres. There's even some moments of Balearic island bliss; lolloping waves and drifting vocals adding to an air of coastal decadence.

                                                                                                            In short, a beautifully realized, sophisticated and picturesque long player from one of house music's longest serving and charismatic players. Highly recommended! 

                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                            Matt says: Another stunning album from the Chicago house godfather. Maturing nicely, this might be his most musical and diverse offering yet. Containing plenty of 'proper' songs - with writting vocal parts, musings into downtempo and Balearic are fully realized showing the vast breadth of musicality contained within this singular producer. Languid and relaxed, it's a noticeable divergence from the urgency and energy of the dancefloor and will make superb living room listening.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            Around The Sun
                                                                                                            Touch The Sky
                                                                                                            Coastline Paradox
                                                                                                            Electrostatic Levitation
                                                                                                            Somethings Going On
                                                                                                            Like The Dawn

                                                                                                            The Nightingales

                                                                                                            The New Nonsense

                                                                                                              Robert Lloyd is unique in 'punk' as someone who began his career at the start of the era, never fell prey to cliché or temptations of mass stardom, actually still works and now, in 2022, stands at his artistic and commercial peak . . . not that Robert's saying any of that, but does it matter? His status is due to a number of factors: a gambler's luck, backing by the finest version of Nightingales yet assembled, his faultless wry humour and wit, a difficult but unimpeachably excellent body of work, and the fortuitous timing of 2021's Robert Lloyd documentary, King Rocker. The release of film seems cunningly planned, with its roll-out brilliantly plotted, although it was actually the Covid epidemic which caused the cancellation of this film's scheduled theatrical screenings.

                                                                                                              Rather than postpone, Fire Films' James Nicholls made the unusual choice of making a deal to release the film through Sky TV, where it was an immediate success and has been shown many times since. The audience, captive at home by way of the epidemic, was far larger than hoped, and as a result, The Nightingales have emerged as one of this era's most brilliant, unorthodox and genuine bands of the post-punk. Three planned tours for the band's last album, were Covid-cancelled before a fourth attempt succeeded. With bassist Andi Schmid stuck in Germany and unable to record, the band asked three of their fans to remix tracks from Four Against Fate.

                                                                                                              The titles - let alone the radically alterations hereon - give no clue to which tracks were remixed. Contributing their massive talents are DJ Surgeon, whose stint as an opener for Lady Gaga push the band ever closer to the charts (err, not likely, but the tune is brilliant!), The Go! Team's Ian Parton, who'd posted of his affection for the band and remains a figure of fascination, being a good dollop more talented than other young upstarts, and Randy Kuntz, whose devilish musical skills have added serious sizzle to the last few Nightingales records. As Nightingales toil on new projects, initial plans for The New Nonsense could not be realised. Worldwide vinyl pressing delays made delivery before last year's tour impossible. The project seemed destined for collector status from the start - we pressed too few copies, Robert though it would be 'novel' to set the back sleeve ninety degrees off from the front sleeve, Four Against Fate is now nearly two years old, and the creative efforts of the band did not slow during lockdown

                                                                                                              Cedric Noel

                                                                                                              Hang Time

                                                                                                                Featuring Squirrel Flower and Liam O’Neill (SUUNS). Recommended If You Like: Mount Eerie, Low, Richard Swift, the Weather Station, Lomelda, Fleet Foxes, Squirrel Flower, L’Rain. Cedric Noel is a songwriter, bassist, collaborator and producer currently based in Montréal, Québec. The newest longplayer from Tio'tiá:ke/Montreal staple Cedric Noel lands with a stunning sense of surety and self. Hang Time stands as a high water mark for a songwriter who's spent the past decade quietly expanding the borders of his music. Longtime fans will recognize the fluid elements of the album’s open-ended rock formations: reflective strumming, soaring choruses, searing guitar lines, subtle bass grooves; all occasionally dissolving into pools of pure ambience. New listeners will find surprises throughout: threads of folk pop, ambient and sound collage fasten the foundations of this expressive whole. However, what’s most striking on Hang Time is Noel’s newfound sense of voice, both literal and metaphorical.

                                                                                                                Written primarily in 2017-18 during an intense period of self-reflection, this collection of songs finds Noel wrestling profoundly with his sense of identity, self and place. The album’s material was captured faithfully at The Pines, a beloved downtown Montreal studio whose doors shuttered shortly after amidst the strain of the pandemic. Noel worked closely and patiently with friend and engineer Steve Newton, ensuring the songs had the time and space needed to come fully to fruition. Hang Time features subtle rhythm work from drummer Liam O’Neill (SUUNS) and guest spots from Brigitte Naggar (Common Holly) and Tim Crabtree (Paper Beat Scissors) among others. The album opens in mid-air with ‘Comuu’, a song that implores a becoming-more while hovering triumphantly.

                                                                                                                Then follows a suite of songs (‘Headspace’, ‘Keep’, ‘Stilling’) that recall the heart-rending power of y2k-era Low, albeit with a more vigorous beat. On ‘Bass Song’, an intimate duet with musician Ella Williams (Squirrel Flower) that explores the depths of interpersonal constriction. At the crux of the album sits ‘Born’, a deceptively pleasant-sounding song that explores the confounding emotionality of adoption before fading into a distended soundfield.

                                                                                                                Throughout the back half of the album, Noel double’s down on this commitment to his genuine, proud, Black self. The most confrontational track, ‘Allies’ finds him refraining “Are you on my side?” as a trailing guitar solo interweaves a Malcolm X soundbite, eventually engulfing the composition. Glorious lead single ‘Nighttime (Skin)’ traces the artist’s sense of ancestral dissociation through to a triumphant moment of pride in self-acceptance. Throughout Hang Time, Noel finds a way to ask hard questions (both of the listener and himself) in ways that are compassionate, open and honest. The ebb and flow of tension and tenderness that moves within these tracks helps to grow the heart and redefine what Black music can be in 2021.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                1. Comuu
                                                                                                                2. Headspace
                                                                                                                3. Keep
                                                                                                                4. Stilling
                                                                                                                5. Bass Song
                                                                                                                6. Born
                                                                                                                7. Dove
                                                                                                                8. A Hold On Losing
                                                                                                                9. Okayokay
                                                                                                                10. Allies
                                                                                                                11. Nighttime (Skin)
                                                                                                                12. Hang Time
                                                                                                                13. Cozy

                                                                                                                After dazzling us with "Tweaks" for Local Talk, Opolopo returns with more "Tweaks" for the sister label GAMM! Ditching the Chi-town vibe and this with a homage to the Brazilian fusion sounds from the late 70's and early 80's. A sound that he's always been a huge fan of apparently.

                                                                                                                On the A-side George Duke's cover of Milton's "Cravo E Canela" gets a lovely house bump, while on the B, Flora Purim's classic "Love Lock" (with G.Duke on keys) is tweaked into a melodic jazz-boogie number.

                                                                                                                As always, Opolopo adds some of his own keyboard wizardries to make both tweaks just a little extra nippy! Expert stuff.. 

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                A. George Duke - Cravo E Canela (Opolopo Tweak)
                                                                                                                B. Flora Purim - Love Lock (Opolopo Tweak)

                                                                                                                Pan American

                                                                                                                The Patience Fader

                                                                                                                  The glacial distillation of Pan•American aka Mark Nelson’s “romantic minimalism” achieves unique fruition on his latest Kranky collection, The Patience Fader.

                                                                                                                  A suite of solo guitar instrumentals accented with lap steel, harmonica, and twilit atmospherics, the strings smear and sparkle in elegant, windswept swells, a guitar mode once described by Brian Eno as “Duane Eddy playing Erik Satie.” These are elegies as much as songs, lulling and lilting in private currents of beauty and bereavement. Nelson speaks of the notion of “lighthouse music,” radiance cast from a stable vantage point, sending “a signal to help others through rocks and dangerous currents.”

                                                                                                                  Composed during the highly isolated summer of 2020, the pieces took shape as meditations on “roots and mourning, trying to connect with those deep hidden rivers that lead to a greater communality.” There’s something ageless, scarred, and American about this music, both displaced and devotional, the ghost of rust belts and dust bowls looming in a horizon of deepening dusk.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. Swimming In A Western Motel
                                                                                                                  2. Outskirts, Dreamlit
                                                                                                                  3. Corniel
                                                                                                                  4. The North Line
                                                                                                                  5. Baitshop
                                                                                                                  6. Harmony Conversion
                                                                                                                  7. Memorizing, Memorizing
                                                                                                                  8. Just A Story
                                                                                                                  9. Nightwater
                                                                                                                  10. Wooster, Ohio
                                                                                                                  11. Almost Grown
                                                                                                                  12. Grounded

                                                                                                                  Tess Parks

                                                                                                                  And Those Who Were Seen Dancing

                                                                                                                    Toronto-born, London-based artist Tess Parks will return with her long-awaited new album ‘And Those Who Were Seen Dancing’ on May 20th 2022 via Fuzz Club Records. Following years of international touring and a lengthy list of critically-acclaimed collaborations with Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe in recent years (most recently the duo’s self-titled 2018 LP), the new album will be Parks’ first full-length solo offering since her much-loved debut album, ‘Blood Hot’, was released back in 2013 on Alan McGee’s 359 Music label.

                                                                                                                    “In my mind, this album is like hopscotch”, Parks says: “These songs were pieced together over time in London, Toronto and Los Angeles with friends and family between August 2019 and March 2021. So many other versions of these songs exist. The recording and final completion of this album took over two years and wow - the lesson I have learned the most is that words are spells. If I didn’t know it before, I know it now for sure. I only want to put good out into the universe.” A growing disillusionment with the state of the world paired with an injury that stopped Parks from being able to play guitar and piano for months meant the album was nearly shelved.

                                                                                                                    “I really felt discouraged to complete this album”, she recalls: “I stopped listening to music for honestly about a year altogether and turned to painting instead. I really had to convince myself again that it’s important to just share whatever good we can - having faith in ourselves to know that our lights can shine on and on through other people and for other people. The thought of anyone not sharing their art or being shy of anything they create seems like a real tragedy to me. Even if it’s not perfect, you’re capturing a moment.” Recorded over a two year period but with songs, lyrics and ideas dating back over a decade in some form, ‘And Those Who Were Seen Dancing’ is an album full of such moments, people and places.

                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                    Barry says: The brilliant Tess Parks brings another selection of woozy psychedelic ballads, imbued with a glimmer of 1970's folk and Americana but without a doubt a sound all of her own. Lysergic, heady and hypnotic audio bliss.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1. WOW
                                                                                                                    2. Suzy & Sally's Eternal Return
                                                                                                                    3. Happy Birthday Forever
                                                                                                                    4. We Are The Music Makers And We Are The Dreamers Of Dreams
                                                                                                                    5. Brexit At Tiffany's
                                                                                                                    6. Old Life
                                                                                                                    7. Do You Pray?
                                                                                                                    8. Good Morning Glory
                                                                                                                    9. I See Angels
                                                                                                                    10. Saint Michael

                                                                                                                    Ann Peebles

                                                                                                                    This Is Ann Peebles - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                      Remastered pressing of Ann Peebles wonderful debut album.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      1. Give Me Some Credit
                                                                                                                      2. Crazy About You Baby
                                                                                                                      3. Make Me Yours
                                                                                                                      4. My Man - He's A Lovin' Man
                                                                                                                      5. Solid Foundation
                                                                                                                      6. Chain Of Fools
                                                                                                                      7. It's Your Thing
                                                                                                                      8. Walk Away
                                                                                                                      9. Rescue Me
                                                                                                                      10. Won't. You Try Me
                                                                                                                      11. Steal Away
                                                                                                                      12. Respect

                                                                                                                      Pere Ubu

                                                                                                                      The Modern Dance - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                      “It's a devastating debut...this album has struck me with a vengeance. Because it delivers such a powerful, complex and open-ended punch, it's almost impossible at such an early stage to explain why or how in full detail.” Melody Maker. / “I would be willing to sit down and argue that modern-day rock ‘n’ roll reached its peak in 1978 with Pere Ubu’s The Modern Dance and has declined ever since." Rolling Stone / “Peru Ubu’s full length debut fancies itself a fusion of musique concrete and The Stooges. Shrill and ugly it crystallises their original version of industrial rock” Uncut / ‘The Modern Dance’ is the first studio release from Pere Ubu set for reissue on Fire Records in August, 2015. Following their self-released first singles on Hearpen Records, the uncompromising complex debut has continuously stirred critics.

                                                                                                                      Today the record is still as direct and powerful as it was first heard. Exploding onto the scene with a handful of releases behind them, Pere Ubu’s ‘The Modern Dance’ stunned the music world and quickly began appearing on ‘Most Influential’ album lists. Pere Ubu originally formed as a studio project drawing on a body of musicians who were involved in the Cleveland underground music scene that had, by August 1975, seemingly run its course. The main objective of the band at that time was to document their work and then disappear. Luckily for us they were on the cusp of changing the face of rock forever. For this reworking, Paul Hamann at Suma has transferred from the original 2-track analogue mix tapes to digital at the highest resolution available which, is at least four times the resolution of the original. The tracks have carefully been re-mastered by sonic architect Brian Pyle so as to capture the unique qualities within

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      Side 1
                                                                                                                      1. Non-Alignment Pact
                                                                                                                      2. The Modern Dance
                                                                                                                      3. Laughing
                                                                                                                      4. Street Waves
                                                                                                                      5. Chinese Radiation

                                                                                                                      Side 2
                                                                                                                      1. Life Stinks
                                                                                                                      2. Real World
                                                                                                                      3. Over My Head
                                                                                                                      4. Sentimental Journey
                                                                                                                      5. Humor Me

                                                                                                                      Grace Petrie


                                                                                                                        More than a decade after first emerging as the voice of a generation in Tory Britain, Grace Petrie stands out as one the most important songwriters working in the UK today. Exploding onto the folk scene in 2010 with the low-fi acoustic guitar/vocal release Tell Me a Story, Petrie quickly attracted attention with her polemical folk anthems, acerbic lyricism and open-hearted performance style. Support slots for the likes of Billy Bragg and Emmy the Great soon followed, with the Guardian declaring her “a powerful new songwriting voice”. The 2010s were spent relentlessly touring and, responding to the evermore dramatic political landscape, Petrie released five DIY albums of protest music in seven years. But it was the 2018 release of Queer As Folk which catapulted Petrie from cult status to mainstream attention. Both in production and songwriting, the record was a clear graduation, with rave reviews across the folk press calling it ‘probably the most intelligently crafted album you’ll hear this year - ****’ (R2) and commenting, ‘she’s the urgent, pulsing, compassionate talent this world desperately needs’ (The Observer). Lead single Black Tie, a tender reflection on growing up queer and framed as a tear-jerking letter to her teenage self about the happier future that lies ahead, has deservedly become an anthem for queer audiences of all ages, with over 150K views on Youtube and over 600K streams on Spotify alone. The New Yorker gave a glowing live review that hailed Black Tie as ‘a new gay anthem’, and Petrie as ‘a sort of butch lesbian Billy Bragg’. UK festivals from Cambridge Folk to Glastonbury’s prestigious Acoustic Stage recognised her as a top flight artist and her debut Australian tour in Spring 2020 culminated in sold-out shows in Melbourne and Sydney. …It was all going so well! The coronavirus reached Sydney just as Petrie’s tour did and, after a mad dash for an early flight home, she spent the next year and a half - the longest period of her adult life - in one place, unable to commune with others through music in the way that was innate to her since childhood. From out of this chaos comes “Connectivity”, an album built from the reflections of what humanity means in a world struggling against division and destruction. Glued to one place for the first time, this is a record made firmly out of Petrie’s comfort zone: slowly, intricately, and over many close-up, painstaking months: the audience and all its comfort stripped away, and the songwriter that lies beneath the performer exposed. The result is the most honest collection of songs she has ever shared. It promises to be Petrie’s most personal - and yet most universal - album to date. ‘She offers hope and solidarity, born out of absolute conviction and with no trace of empty sloganeering….this wake-up call is one to be both welcomed and wholeheartedly embraced.’

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        1. Storm To Weather
                                                                                                                        2. We’ve Got An Office In Hackney
                                                                                                                        3. Great Central Way
                                                                                                                        4. No Woman Ever Wants To Be A Muse
                                                                                                                        5. The Last Man On Earth
                                                                                                                        6. Galway
                                                                                                                        7. Romance Addict
                                                                                                                        8. Haul Away
                                                                                                                        9. Technicolor
                                                                                                                        10. IKEA
                                                                                                                        11. Some Days Are Worse Than Others
                                                                                                                        12. The Losing Side 


                                                                                                                        Live In Brixton

                                                                                                                          11 years after their acrimonious split, Pixies returned for an acclaimed sold-out reunion tour. ‘Live In Brixton’ brings together the complete recordings of all four shows from Pixies’ legendary run at the iconic London venue.

                                                                                                                          Available on vinyl for the very first time, each show is pressed on two heavyweight 180g vinyl and housed in a wide spine sleeve with printed inner bags. 

                                                                                                                          This special edition version is pressed on clear vinyl with coloured splatters and is exclusive to indie retailers. 

                                                                                                                          Each show has been newly mastered for this release by Phil Kinrade at Alchemy Mastering at AIR 

                                                                                                                          Includes a 24-page booklet featuring photographs and new artwork, plus memories and paraphernalia from fans who attended the Brixton gigs 

                                                                                                                          Also includes a 68cm x 48cm fold-out poster featuring the new ‘Live In Brixton’ boxset artwork 

                                                                                                                          All housed within a deluxe slipcase box featuring silver foil detailing

                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                          Barry says: If there's one thing I don't need to tell you about the Pixies live in Brixton, it's that it features the Pixies, playing live in Brixton. What I could tell you is that it sounds great, and is a stunning looking vinyl box or an 8Cd (!?) boxset.. and has all those Pixies tunes on it that are brilliant, but more live than on the records. It's THE PIXIES, LIVE and it's obviously brilliant.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          June 2nd, 2004
                                                                                                                          LP 1 And 2
                                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                                          1. Winterlong
                                                                                                                          2. Nimrod's Son
                                                                                                                          3. The Holiday Song
                                                                                                                          4. Here Comes Your Man
                                                                                                                          5. Vamos
                                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                                          1. In Heaven
                                                                                                                          2. Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf)
                                                                                                                          3. I Bleed
                                                                                                                          4. Monkey Gone To Heaven
                                                                                                                          5. Bone Machine
                                                                                                                          6. Velouria
                                                                                                                          7. Dead
                                                                                                                          Side C
                                                                                                                          1. No. 13 Baby
                                                                                                                          2. Subbacultcha
                                                                                                                          3. Gouge Away
                                                                                                                          4. Caribou
                                                                                                                          5. Hey
                                                                                                                          6. Cactus
                                                                                                                          7. River Euphrates
                                                                                                                          Side D
                                                                                                                          1. Debaser
                                                                                                                          2. Broken Face
                                                                                                                          3. Something Against You
                                                                                                                          4. Tame
                                                                                                                          5. Gigantic
                                                                                                                          6. Wave Of Mutilation
                                                                                                                          7. Into The White

                                                                                                                          June 3rd, 2004
                                                                                                                          LP 3 And 4
                                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                                          1. La La Love You
                                                                                                                          2. Ed Is Dead
                                                                                                                          3. Here Comes Your Man
                                                                                                                          4. Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf)
                                                                                                                          5. Crackity Jones
                                                                                                                          6. Isla De Encanta
                                                                                                                          7. Something Against You
                                                                                                                          8. Broken Face
                                                                                                                          9. Mr. Grieves
                                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                                          1. Hey
                                                                                                                          2. Is She Weird
                                                                                                                          3. Gouge Away
                                                                                                                          4. Tame
                                                                                                                          5. Debaser
                                                                                                                          6. Bone Machine
                                                                                                                          7. Levitate Me
                                                                                                                          8. Monkey Gone To Heaven
                                                                                                                          Side C
                                                                                                                          1. Velouria
                                                                                                                          2. I Bleed
                                                                                                                          3. Gigantic
                                                                                                                          4. Nimrod's Son
                                                                                                                          5. Vamos
                                                                                                                          6. Where Is My Mind?
                                                                                                                          Side D
                                                                                                                          1. U-Mass
                                                                                                                          2. Wave Of Mutilation
                                                                                                                          3. No. 13 Baby
                                                                                                                          4. Caribou
                                                                                                                          5. Cactus
                                                                                                                          6. Into The White

                                                                                                                          June 4th, 2004
                                                                                                                          LP 5 And 6
                                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                                          1. Bone Machine
                                                                                                                          2. Crackity Jones
                                                                                                                          3. River Euphrates
                                                                                                                          4. Wave Of Mutilation
                                                                                                                          5. Monkey Gone To Heaven
                                                                                                                          6. I Bleed
                                                                                                                          7. Caribou
                                                                                                                          8. Cactus
                                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                                          1. Broken Face
                                                                                                                          2. Something Against You
                                                                                                                          3. Isla De Encanta
                                                                                                                          4. Hey
                                                                                                                          5. No. 13 Baby
                                                                                                                          6. Dead
                                                                                                                          7. U-Mass
                                                                                                                          8. Gigantic
                                                                                                                          Side C
                                                                                                                          1. Velouria
                                                                                                                          2. Ed Is Dead
                                                                                                                          3. In Heaven
                                                                                                                          4. Where Is My Mind?
                                                                                                                          5. Mr. Grieves
                                                                                                                          6. Here Comes Your Man
                                                                                                                          7. The Holiday Song
                                                                                                                          Side D
                                                                                                                          1. Vamos
                                                                                                                          2. Into The White
                                                                                                                          3. Gouge Away
                                                                                                                          4. Debaser
                                                                                                                          5. Tame
                                                                                                                          6. Planet Of Sound

                                                                                                                          June 5th, 2004
                                                                                                                          LP 7 And 8
                                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                                          1. Head On
                                                                                                                          2. U-Mass
                                                                                                                          3. Monkey Gone To Heaven
                                                                                                                          4. Cactus
                                                                                                                          5. Caribou
                                                                                                                          6. No. 13 Baby
                                                                                                                          7. Broken Face
                                                                                                                          8. Crackity Jones
                                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                                          1. Isla De Encanta
                                                                                                                          2. Something Against You
                                                                                                                          3. Hey
                                                                                                                          4. Mr. Grieves
                                                                                                                          5. I Bleed
                                                                                                                          6. Velouria
                                                                                                                          7. Dead
                                                                                                                          Side C
                                                                                                                          1. Gouge Away
                                                                                                                          2. Tame
                                                                                                                          3. Gigantic
                                                                                                                          4. River Euphrates
                                                                                                                          5. Debaser
                                                                                                                          6. Wave Of Mutilation
                                                                                                                          7. In Heaven
                                                                                                                          8. Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf)
                                                                                                                          Side D
                                                                                                                          1. Where Is My Mind?
                                                                                                                          2. Blown Away
                                                                                                                          3. Here Comes Your Man
                                                                                                                          4. The Holiday Song
                                                                                                                          5. Vamos

                                                                                                                          Plankton Wat

                                                                                                                          Hidden Path

                                                                                                                            The music of Dewey Mahood is steadfast in its pursuit of transcendence.

                                                                                                                            For the past two decades as Plankton Wat, Mahood has contoured his melodic guitar playing into wholly transfiguring pieces.

                                                                                                                            His fluid compositions apply ethereal, elastic textures to grounded rhythmic grooves that recall the cosmic and the earthly in equal measure.

                                                                                                                            ‘Hidden Path’ is an album built on reflection and discovery, turning the thrill of exploring obscured passages into inward revelations.

                                                                                                                            Originally presented as a limited cassette in 2017, and now presented on vinyl for the first time, remastered by Amy Dragon, ‘Hidden Path’ is a distillation of Mahood’s musical practice as a way of life, a patient celebration of the unexpected, unhurried and exhilarating.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            The Inward Reflection
                                                                                                                            Dream Cascade
                                                                                                                            A Window In The Mirror
                                                                                                                            Hidden Path
                                                                                                                            The Everflowing Stream
                                                                                                                            Solitude Amongst The Trees
                                                                                                                            Fields Of Remembrance

                                                                                                                            Robert Pollard

                                                                                                                            Our Gaze

                                                                                                                              On Oct 9, 2007, Robert Pollard simultaneously released two albums on Merge Records: Standard Gargoyle Decisions and Coast To Coast Carpet Of Love. Both now out of print, Pollard has reimagined and condensed the two as Our Gaze, a single fifteen song album. Because it’s better.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. The Killers
                                                                                                                              2. Pill Gone Girl
                                                                                                                              3. Count Us In
                                                                                                                              4. The Island Lobby
                                                                                                                              5. Rud Fins
                                                                                                                              6. Current Desperation
                                                                                                                              (Angels Speak Of Nothing)
                                                                                                                              7. Hero Blows The Revolution
                                                                                                                              8. Come Here Beautiful
                                                                                                                              9. Shadow Port
                                                                                                                              10. Miles Under The Skin
                                                                                                                              11. Folded Claws
                                                                                                                              12. Feel Not Crushed
                                                                                                                              13. Youth Leagues
                                                                                                                              14. When We Were Slaves
                                                                                                                              15. Our Gaze



                                                                                                                                The DiN label via its founder Ian Boddy has its roots in the analogue electronica of the German Berlin School. However over the course of 100+ albums the music released on this UK based imprint have pushed far beyond this musical heritage. The electronic music scene is ever evolving and a new, younger generation of musicians involved in the burgeoning modular synth scene are untethered from the past and able to wander freely into unexplored worlds of sonic soundscaping.

                                                                                                                                Just such a musician is Polypores (aka Stephen James Buckley) who paints music with a Eurorack modular, drawing influences from ambient, new age, and experimental electronica. His music soars, bubbles, crackles, and soothes, in ever-shifting, immersive cosmic landscapes.

                                                                                                                                His musical output is both varied and prolific with sold-out vinyl releases on such well respected labels as Behind The Sky, Castles In Space and Polytechnic Youth. Notable live festival performances have included the Castles In Space Levitation event, Manchester's Subliminal Impulse and the prestigious Future Yard in Liverpool.

                                                                                                                                Whilst Polypores did have a track on the fifth volume of the Tone Science series, Hyperincandescent (DiN71) is his solo debut on the DiN label. Releasing on both CD and Vinyl the music is split between two album length tracks that meander between different sections exploring a micro world of texture and form. At times calm and blissful the mood can suddenly be transformed into something more chaotic with strange, organic twisted shapes emerging from the undergrowth. His ability to play with tempo as a mouldable musical expression is at times breathtaking and highlights quite what a fearless sonic explorer he is.

                                                                                                                                DiN is very proud to showcase the talents of this quite unique artist as the label forges ahead into its third decade.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                01 Hyperincandescent 21:58
                                                                                                                                02 Floating In The MemePool 21:54

                                                                                                                                Porridge Radio

                                                                                                                                Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky

                                                                                                                                When Porridge Radio’s Dana Margolin, one of the most vital new voices in rock, began to consider the themes of her new album, three vivid words began to emerge: joy, fear and endlessness. The artwork of the band’s third full-length, Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky, is a surreal image that evokes the ducks and dives, slippery slopes and existential angst of life in recent times. “To me, the feelings of joy, fear and endlesses coexist together,” says Dana. “You’re never just happy or unhappy.”

                                                                                                                                Following Every Bad’s release in 2020, Margolin was quickly becoming regarded as one of the most magnetic band leaders around. But if Every Bad established Dana’s bravery in laying herself bare, her band’s third record takes that to anthemic new heights. While there are moments of guttural release, she also finds soft power on songs. “I used to think I had to be loud to be heard,” she admits, “but now I’m definitely less afraid of being gentle.” The band’s first new single, ‘Back To The Radio’, sets out their stall, a lurching call to arms that contrasts Dana’s lyrics of panic and closing herself off. This song is just one of example in WDBLTTS that explores something that has long been an important part of Porridge Radio’s process: playfulness. “I think the album needed to have that balance,” Dana explains.

                                                                                                                                Balance: that’s the word the album seems to be eternally striving for – joy, fear and endlessness in harmony but also self-acceptance. Dana is more aware of how she’s creating a persona as her star continues to rise, and how she’s singing personal songs that now belong to other people which gives her purpose. She says, “I wrote these songs for myself, but I think everyone wants to feel like what they’re doing is useful in some way. I’m ready to embrace it all now, whatever happens.”

                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                Barry says: There's a wonderful strength around the new Porridge Radio LP, it's bold and it's nuanced and anthemic but it's also defiant, with moments of instrumental and lyrical fragility perfectly offset by grand crescendos and almost post-rock levels of intensity. Beautifully written and melodic throughout, but with both moments of divine joy and passages of honest vulnerability.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                SIDE A:
                                                                                                                                1. Back To The Radio
                                                                                                                                2. Trying
                                                                                                                                3. Birthday Party
                                                                                                                                4. End Of Last Year
                                                                                                                                5. Rotten
                                                                                                                                6. U Can Be Happy If U Want To

                                                                                                                                SIDE B:
                                                                                                                                7. Flowers
                                                                                                                                8. Jealousy
                                                                                                                                9. I Hope She’s OK 2
                                                                                                                                10. Splintered
                                                                                                                                11. The Rip
                                                                                                                                12. Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky

                                                                                                                                Porridge Radio

                                                                                                                                Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky + "Album Launch Show" Ticket Bundle

                                                                                                                                  Friday 20th May - Night & Day Cafe

                                                                                                                                  We're super excited to announce this album launch show to celebrate the release of the new album by Brighton's finest, Porridge Radio.

                                                                                                                                  The show takes place on the day of release, Friday 20th May, over at our Northern Quarter neighbours, Night & Day Cafe. Doors will be 7:30pm

                                                                                                                                  Tickets for this event are available exclusively from Piccadilly Records as LP/CD ticket bundles or standalone tickets.

                                                                                                                                  We urge you to consider buying an LP / CD bundle rather than Ticket only as they offer the best value for money, PLUS this way you are helping the artist. Also, we want to be able to do more of these Album Launch shows in the future and the more albums we sell the more artists and labels will want to be involved.

                                                                                                                                  NB: NIGHT & DAY CAFE IS AN 18+ ONLY VENUE. ID WILL BE REQUIRED.

                                                                                                                                  WE WILL NOT BE ISSUING PHYSICAL TICKETS FOR THIS SHOW. PLEASE KEEP YOUR ORDER CONFIRMATION AS YOU WILL NEED THIS AND SOME FORM OF ID TO GAIN ENTRY TO THE SHOW.


                                                                                                                                  About The Album:

                                                                                                                                  When Porridge Radio’s Dana Margolin, one of the most vital new voices in rock, began to consider the themes of her new album, three vivid words began to emerge: joy, fear and endlessness. The artwork of the band’s third full-length, Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky, is a surreal image that evokes the ducks and dives, slippery slopes and existential angst of life in recent times. “To me, the feelings of joy, fear and endlesses coexist together,” says Dana. “You’re never just happy or unhappy.”

                                                                                                                                  Following Every Bad’s release in 2020, Margolin was quickly becoming regarded as one of the most magnetic band leaders around. But if Every Bad established Dana’s bravery in laying herself bare, her band’s third record takes that to anthemic new heights. While there are moments of guttural release, she also finds soft power on songs. “I used to think I had to be loud to be heard,” she admits, “but now I’m definitely less afraid of being gentle.” The band’s first new single, ‘Back To The Radio’, sets out their stall, a lurching call to arms that contrasts Dana’s lyrics of panic and closing herself off. This song is just one of example in WDBLTTS that explores something that has long been an important part of Porridge Radio’s process: playfulness. “I think the album needed to have that balance,” Dana explains.

                                                                                                                                  Balance: that’s the word the album seems to be eternally striving for – joy, fear and endlessness in harmony but also self-acceptance. Dana is more aware of how she’s creating a persona as her star continues to rise, and how she’s singing personal songs that now belong to other people which gives her purpose. She says, “I wrote these songs for myself, but I think everyone wants to feel like what they’re doing is useful in some way. I’m ready to embrace it all now, whatever happens.”

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  SIDE A:
                                                                                                                                  1. Back To The Radio
                                                                                                                                  2. Trying
                                                                                                                                  3. Birthday Party
                                                                                                                                  4. End Of Last Year
                                                                                                                                  5. Rotten
                                                                                                                                  6. U Can Be Happy If U Want To

                                                                                                                                  SIDE B:
                                                                                                                                  7. Flowers
                                                                                                                                  8. Jealousy
                                                                                                                                  9. I Hope She’s OK 2
                                                                                                                                  10. Splintered
                                                                                                                                  11. The Rip
                                                                                                                                  12. Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky

                                                                                                                                  Portron Portron Lopez

                                                                                                                                  Ice Cream Soufi

                                                                                                                                    Coming on like a mutation of all the wild and tempered instrumentation of the Dirty Three in full flow, the ambling and meandering yet intense desert rock of Scenic via a long and delightful trawl around the mountain tops of the Mediterranean coastline… evocative and exhilarating music that pulls you along for the ride!! although an instrumental record, this album is as joyous as some of the most rambunctious and rowdy pop albums you’re ever likely to hear.

                                                                                                                                    For fans of Mdou Moctar, Dirty Three, Scenic, Captain Beefheart, Music Ehtiopiques etc// good times!

                                                                                                                                    “One of us once came in with a guitar riff he’d made alone at home and asked the band to play it the way he composed it. The result was a disaster!”

                                                                                                                                    Portron Portron Lopez don’t do concepts. There are no great discussions about where they should pull their influences from, or pre-planning about how to structure studio work. The Parisian-formed trio exist in spontaneity, a creative co-habitancy that relies on feel and groove – as evidenced on their three studio albums to-date. Exploratory odysseys that bely the potential pitfalls an improvisational-minded group might fall into during the recording process, they’ve moved between shades of psychedelia and Middle Eastern-inflected drones as well as more electronic and club-based touchstones, doing so in a way that feels effortlessly free. That sense of adventure is furthered still on forthcoming album Ice Cream Soufi.

                                                                                                                                    “We need exploding ideas that allow us to build tracks that we can emotionally convey onstage” they say. “It's not about being a concept band, but about striking ideas that make sense. It’s not ‘our music’ we’re making - it’s transposing who we are into music.”

                                                                                                                                    Portron Portron Lopez were formed in 2011 in Paris by guitarists and brothers Marceau and Valentin Portron. High school friend and drummer Lucas Lopez joined after a two-day long improvisation session in a Parisian wine bar. He left after two records – 2012’s beguilingly Beefheart-meets-Afrobeat set of tracks on Uh!, and 2015’s similarly acid-fried Moi Aussi J'ai Des Amis Qui Font Du Bruit – but his position was taken by Olivier Kelchtermans. The Belgian artist had contributed to PPL’s previous studio recordings as a saxophonist but switched to behind the kit in time for the 2016 tour dates and then the 2018 release De Colère et d'Envie’s mix of lo-fi hypnagogia and proto-punk recalling mayhem.

                                                                                                                                    Ice Cream Soufi certainly doesn’t eschew all the chaos of that record, but the seven tracks that make up the group’s fourth LP lean further into their penchant for cross-pollination across globally inspired styles. Opener Comment Vas-Tu Rossignol’s roots are in western Iran and a recording Valentin made there of local musicians playing in the ethnographic museum of Sanadaj. The material served as inspiration for the resulting track, which leans on Kurdish folk style and structure while the trio whip themselves into a sense of frenzy around it.

                                                                                                                                    Elsewhere, third track A Stranger I May Be came out of several improvisations based around the group’s goal of “getting to a country-techno song” – an on-paper incongruous mix that makes a hell of a lot of sense when listened to. It’s unwavering kick drum drives through the group’s duelling guitars and unburdened vocal shrieks, supplemented by musician and comedian Charly Fournier who adds a touch of knowing absurdity to proceedings.

                                                                                                                                    Those two tracks bookend Pensée Sans Tête, which was improvised and demoed in April 2019 during a rehearsal, before being taken to an old barn in Normandie the following year to flesh out. The track’s repeato-riffs gradually spin quicker and quicker as the group underpin it vocally and with rolling percussion.

                                                                                                                                    Arguably the centre piece of the record, though, is Aubes – an 11-minute-long opus of cacophonic drones that gather and bustle for space amidst each other, a line of tension pulled tight through them. It’s a stirring midpoint that encourages the listener’s mind to pick its own sonic adventure within the different shades of sound.

                                                                                                                                    “At first, the original concept of the album was to put three straight rock songs in and a 23-minute drone” the band comment. “But the result was not satisfying”.

                                                                                                                                    Instead, they cut half the drone and added a few overdubs. Valentin added some recordings he’d made during a trip to Iranian Kurdistan where he’d seen Farzad Memar - the uncle of ambient composer Porya Hatami - playing duduk. He also mixed in some Târ playing by his beloved Persian friend Mostafa Heydarian.

                                                                                                                                    “The initial idea of three songs and one drone was boring because it was a rational concept” they say. “All of a sudden, a new album started to take shape in front of us, as a rosebud growing under our very touched eyes. It was a beautiful surprise.”
                                                                                                                                    Aubes’ peak allows the two following tracks to giddily scramble down the other side of the record, with Fin De Partie perhaps the most garage rock-inspired track on the album, its rawness the result of a direct lift from the outro of a live set that took place in a small basement in Bordeaux. Tayau rounds things out, a short two-minute finale recorded at home on Marceau’s phone in his bedroom.

                                                                                                                                    Recorded across six different locations over a period of 20 months, sessions saw the trio set up everywhere, from various rehearsal studios to band members respective homes, a large church in Sète and an old barn in Normandie. The three group members are now spread out across Paris, Corrèze in the central west of France and Sète on its south coast. All that meant, though, was that the sessions for the album took on even more of an improvisatory vibe as they sought to make the most of their increasingly limited time together.

                                                                                                                                    “One of the greatest achievements of these sessions was being able to put up an album that is like a house with lots of different rooms” they say. “You never want to stick in the main hall when you're visiting someone, and that's the feeling you may have when listening to a record fully recorded and mixed in the same place and time. For us, the live nature of the tracks and the different moods they take on make it feel more like a journey through us.”
                                                                                                                                    And beyond the feeling of it, nothing else matters.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                                                    01 Comment Vas-Tu Rossignol
                                                                                                                                    02 Pensées Sans Tête
                                                                                                                                    03 A Stranger I May Be
                                                                                                                                    04 Trois-Cent-Dix-Huit Poussettes
                                                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                                                    01 Aubes
                                                                                                                                    02 Fin De Partie
                                                                                                                                    03 Tayau

                                                                                                                                    Dinked Edition Bonus 7”
                                                                                                                                    A: Train Bluc
                                                                                                                                    B: Kula

                                                                                                                                    Dinked Edition 
                                                                                                                                    13 TRACK BONUS CD IN SLEEVE

                                                                                                                                    A Bakers Dozen: PPL Primer.
                                                                                                                                    1: BICHETTE
                                                                                                                                    2: SOL MAMMOUTH
                                                                                                                                    3: JEROME
                                                                                                                                    4: VELVET TARGUI
                                                                                                                                    5: UNE BARQUE SUR L'OCEAN
                                                                                                                                    6: LEELOO
                                                                                                                                    7: ADIOS JUAN NAVIDAD
                                                                                                                                    8: BICHETTE II
                                                                                                                                    9: EVERYBODY'S GOT A NUMBER IN THE NECK (LIVE)
                                                                                                                                    10 LA CHAUVE SOURIS (LIVE)
                                                                                                                                    11 CIRCUS
                                                                                                                                    12 TRAIN BLUC
                                                                                                                                    13 KULA

                                                                                                                                    Lined up next on Cosmocities is this trance-indebted EP from Prism, the collaborative endeavour of French producer Pascal Eloy and UK-based Grant Wilkinson. The three-track EP “CMSR006” mixes unreleased music (“Refraction”), a 1996-issued goodie (“Rain”) and an exclusive remix from SYO, better known for his ambitiously retro-futuristic output under the S.O.N.S moniker.

                                                                                                                                    Originally released as part of Planet Dog’s 1996 compilation “Feed Your Head”, “Rain” retains all of its original mystique and soulful use of modern production tools - letting a cascading flow of arpeggiated synths, stealth bass onslaughts and 303-borne trippiness pour down as a fully immersive digital shower for the senses.

                                                                                                                                    An unheard gem from the vault, initially written and recorded in 1995, “Refraction” pulls further dynamic traction from a bubbling drum programming and damp, urban jungle-y atmosphere - beaming us straight back in the rave’s most compelling heyday with its feverish maelstrom of fluttering bleeps, spiraling tribal motifs and faux-organic, Neo-Easternmost harmonics.

                                                                                                                                    Adding his ever innovative spin to the table, SYO cuts into the flesh of the original to deliver a further syncopated and spacious version, flush with complex rhythmic sleights of hand and subtle melodic trickery throughout, bound to keep you on the edge with every bar. 25 years on since it was first designed, Prism’s lasting relevancy shines bright on this all-road, bold-to-the-full trance epic that’s lost nothing of its flair.

                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                    Matt says: Early trance blueprints reimagined here whilst also catering to the kind of free party hedonism that swept through the country in the mid 90s. If you dug the Earth Leakage Trip 12" and the DJ Athome compilation - this ones for you!

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    A1. Refraction
                                                                                                                                    B1. Refraction (SYO Remix)
                                                                                                                                    B2. Rain

                                                                                                                                    Project Gemini

                                                                                                                                    The Children Of Scorpio

                                                                                                                                      A cinematic musical journey that plays out like a long-lost soundtrack (think cult B-movies of the 60s and 70s); 'The Children of Scorpio' was formed from Paul's love of a myriad of genres; from European library music, acid folk, psych-funk, vintage soundtracks and the contemporary breaks scene. The album draws on iconic classics such as the masterful cinematic funk of Lalo Schifrin's 'Dirty Harry', Ennio Morricone's 'Vergogna Schifosi' and Luis Bacalov's 'The Summertime Killer', to name but a few.

                                                                                                                                      You can also hear the folk sounds of Mark Fry's iconic 'Dreaming With Alice', the Britsh folk-jazz of The Pentangle and the David Axelrod-produced 'Release Of An Oath' by The Electric Prunes, woven into the cultural tapestry of this gem. The influence of these vintage productions of the 60s and 70s is evident; however, it could be argued that there's also echoes of the funkier psychedelic moments of bands such as The Stones Roses and The Charlatans, alongside contemporaries such as The Heliocentrics and Little Barrie, thus giving the album a broader crossover potential beyond the world of crate digging and vintage soundtracks. We are delighted to be releasing this slowly- brewed timeless classic that manages to achieve that rare feat of keeping one foot firmly in the past whilst still sounding totally contemporary.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      1. The Children Of Scorpio
                                                                                                                                      2. The Road Through The Hills
                                                                                                                                      3. Path Through The Forest
                                                                                                                                      4. Searching For June (Interlude)
                                                                                                                                      5. June
                                                                                                                                      6. Scorpio's Waltz
                                                                                                                                      7. The Invitation (interlude)
                                                                                                                                      8. The Ritual '70
                                                                                                                                      9. Scorpio's Garden
                                                                                                                                      10. The Turning
                                                                                                                                      11. Plan Your Escape
                                                                                                                                      12. The Deserted Compound (interlude)
                                                                                                                                      13. Buried In The Woods
                                                                                                                                      14. Closing Theme



                                                                                                                                        “I went back to my roots,” says Émilie Tiersen (née Quinquis). “And I realised how much Breton culture was a part of me.”

                                                                                                                                        Émilie Tiersen has, over the course of two albums and several years, made music as Tiny Feet and is now, with the release of Seim, her debut for Mute, known as QUINQUIS. The name change is symbolic; simultaneously paying homage to her personal and family history by referencing her maiden name, as well as representing a fresh start musically. “It’s been a new start for many things,” Émilie says. “Self-acceptance has been a really big thing for me.”

                                                                                                                                        From forging a deeper connection to her own culture, history and identity, to exploring new musical terrain and becoming a mother, it’s been a period filled with significant change. It was during this time that she began to explore new ideas. “I was on tour with Yann [her husband, Yann Tiersen] and our baby,” she recalls. “During my baby's nap I created a rule for myself: to come up with one new idea in every new city. From the very beginning this was a journey.”

                                                                                                                                        Soon people began to join Émilie on this journey. Characters - some from her own life, others rooted in the history of Breton culture - began to come alive in song ideas. She discovered Ankou, a servant of death in Breton mythology who comes to see you in the year that you die; she explored Seiz Breur, a 1923 Breton art movement founded by a young woman in the very same small village she is from; she tapped into the lives of friends, exploring a rich tapestry of people, places, emotions and stories all tied together by a shared commonplace: Brittany. “I put the stories of those people around mine so that I could have them share this journey with me.”

                                                                                                                                        “It’s been a really rich and nourishing period,” Émilie says. “I've discovered what it is to be a mother. To have a son has answered many questions I had about life and roots, and so this was the first step to a very deep discovery. I am raising my child in the Breton language, so there was this kind of rebooting of the whole system.”

                                                                                                                                        Once these ideas began to mutate into something more musical, she connected with Gareth Jones, celebrated producer who has worked with groups such as Liars, Depeche Mode and Apparat. He initially offered to play some synths but their partnership grew into something more. “The record revealed itself in the back-and-forth Gareth and I had,” she says. “It was really unexpected because Gareth and I are quite the opposite. We are really different on paper but through this album we've shared something unexpected. He’s got a bit of a mentor aura - he was the light to my darkness.”

                                                                                                                                        The result of their work is one that merges sparse electronics, immersive atmospherics, and deft melodies, all of which are carried by Émilie’s tender yet quietly soaring vocals. The opening ‘Adkrog’ (aptly translated as ‘Start Again’) stirs the album to life with soothing yet unpredictable pulsations, as though a new world is awakening and working out its newfound surroundings. “It's about finding the energy in environment and nature,” she explains. “When I was feeling desperate, I sat outside and I prayed for nature to give me some answers. This song is about that - if you just let go then nature gives you an answer.” ‘Setu’, on the other hand, a story about the aforementioned Ankou is driven by scattered beats, floating vocals and considered sonic textures that bubble up from peaceful to potent.

                                                                                                                                        The subtle arrangements across the album are reflective of a philosophy Émilie was exploring. “I'd been reading into wabi-sabi,” she explains. “It's a Japanese way of thinking about finding beauty in imperfections. The idea was to accept my imperfections and find the beauty in simple and small things. Minimalism has impacted the album - to try to find a way to stay humble.”

                                                                                                                                        Collaborations also extend to Ólavur Jákupsson, who sings in Faroese on ‘Run’ (which translates to ‘Hill’), a song about being woken up by a blast of cold wind on top of a hill, which melds woozy tones, plucked strings, engulfing atmospheres and Émilie’s intimate and whispered vocals. On ‘Netra Ken’ the writer and endurance cyclist Emily Chappell features, reading an extract from her book (in Welsh) “Where There’s A Will”, capturing her determination and resilience. Talking about the use of language on the album, she explains, "I think languages are a living way of telling people’s mind and culture, their diversity brings us closer and helps us understand better. That’s why I was happy to have Welsh and Faroese along with Breton in the record… they are somehow cultures that seem close to mine.”

                                                                                                                                        To make it even more unique, Émilie sings throughout in Breton. “Singing in the Breton language made me realise what I was made from,” she says. “Everything was suddenly easier and it gave me more freedom. It's a very special language and so to write interesting lyrics was a process of researching but it was so nourishing to discover new stuff about nature or people thanks to that language.”

                                                                                                                                        Nature is key to the album and lends itself to the title, as well as key themes in individual songs. The album title Seim translates as “sap”. “It's really about when you have low energy,” Tiersen says, “and you need to recollect the sap so that the tree gets green again. The whole album was really about making me green again. The more I recorded music, the more I felt green.”

                                                                                                                                        This sense of rejuvenation, rebirth and a musical awakening coincided with Émilie plunging into her own community, history and culture. “The more I was learning about myself, the more I was discovering the people around me,” she says. “Now I'm on the City Council here on Ushant [the remote Breton island she and her family live on]. The more I go into it, the more involved I am in the Ushant community. I really felt during these past few years that people have been so supportive.”

                                                                                                                                        This feeling of being lifted by the community is reflected in ‘Ôg’ a story about a woman from Ushant whose husband went to work at sea (the oil tanker Betelgeuse) while she was 8 months pregnant. All 52 men died, 51 on board, with the exception of her husband who died trying to make it ashore.” The widows of the 51 men on board came together to help the woman with clothes and other things for the baby. “This story really resonated with me.”

                                                                                                                                        This sense of interconnectedness leads to the album being a multifaceted one. It is deeply personal and introspective yet also collaborative and expansive. It is rooted in both historical and modern stories. It is an album that connects worlds while being entirely its own. “There is something cosmic about it,” says Émilie. “I don't know how to explain that but the way it happened with Gareth, and the way everything just suddenly all came together feels like cosmic harmony.”

                                                                                                                                        It’s also an album that brings to life, in a singular and contemporary way, the lives, stories and people of the Breton culture and its language. “The album was a way for me to tell stories of the people here. I really felt that during the whole process that through stories I could tell the history of Brittany or Ushant. It's an album that is full of ghosts. I'm happy with that. I have a good relationship with ghosts.” 

                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                        Barry says: Seim is a striking collection of swooning electronic anthems, rooted in club music, but tempered into a hazy post-party wooze, all topped with soft French vocals. It's a wonderfully written evocative set of electronic anthems, and perfectly at home on Mute.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        1. Adkrog
                                                                                                                                        2. Eñvor
                                                                                                                                        3. Setu
                                                                                                                                        4. Run
                                                                                                                                        5. Mintin
                                                                                                                                        6. Estren
                                                                                                                                        7. Netra Ken
                                                                                                                                        8. Ôg
                                                                                                                                        9. An Divare
                                                                                                                                        10. Te

                                                                                                                                        Orphic Apparition is a new label born out of a transatlantic meeting of minds. Facilitated by a long, hedonistic party in one of present-day London’s ‘meanwhile use’ venues Grow Tottenham, Canadian producer Raf Reza and British acid house luminary Paul Chivers spent a precious day in the studio to record a 3 hour straight to DAT session before Reza's return to Canada. The result of this spontaneous yet intuitive collaboration blurs the lines between Chiver’s long-standing Ramjac Corporation alias and Reza’s genre-spanning approach to dub, breaks and house styles. Part of the early 90s rave scene and an important member of the blueprint-setting Irdial label, Ramjac locks heads with the self-professed ‘lazy music guy from Toronto’ to adapt their studio session into five separate mixdowns.

                                                                                                                                        ‘In The Grow’ begins with a bouncy, cut-up sounding Errorsmith-esque rhythm, the recurring fright night melody that distinguishes the record coming in all quick and powerful. The A2 ‘Rotten Mix’ offers a more traditional house approach in its composition, with dub FX and a nice DJ friendly outro. On the final uptempo choice the pair opt for a head-scrambling electro take. Choose your fighter! The ‘Swampy Dub’ on the flip really dismantles everything we’ve heard prior, slo-mo drums allowing a much different DJ experience and altering the freaky synthetic propulsion into an almost modern classical sound. A little like Paul Dresher’s eternal ‘Channels Passing’ (tip). Combined with the other edits this version almost becomes a totally different track. The final ‘Rootless Dub’ gives its clues in the title, removing all the tough drum sounds and allowing for an ambient decompression.

                                                                                                                                        Orphic Apparition will return soon.

                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                        Matt says: Leave the sludge in the warehouse long enough and it mutates into new lifeforms off of all the sweat and ecstasy still circulating around the vicinity. The results are mutations of acid, bass, rave and dubstep into one end-level bossman warehouse killer. You'll need a pocket full of power pills to fend off this beast!

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        A1. In The Grow (Rotting Mix)
                                                                                                                                        A2. In The Grow (Rotten Mix)
                                                                                                                                        B1. In The Grow (Rahtted Mix)
                                                                                                                                        B2. In The Grow (Swampy Dub)
                                                                                                                                        B3. In The Grow (Rootless Dub)

                                                                                                                                        Beat smith Red Astaire (AKA Freddie Cruger) returns with some crucial instrumental cuts from the three volumes of the "Nuggets For The Needy" series. The supremely talented sample-smith throws a whole manner of vinyl-dug deepness into the pot: Latin, salsa, funk, soul, bop jazz.. you name it; all underpinned by one of his his many trademark boom-bap beats and a plethora of organic percussion licks.

                                                                                                                                        Practically inviting anyone with a penchant for wordplay to get busy with some bars, if you're looking for super tasty instrumentals to construct your next beat tape out of - look no further! Scratch deejays also get plenty to cut and juggle with here, might be worth bagging two copies! 

                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                        Matt says: A really nice, full-bodied, instrumental beats album. Intricate and well-formed, it stands alone wonderfully; but add a rapper and a turntablist and these cuts will really explode in a live context.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        Side 1
                                                                                                                                        1. Move Yo Ass (3:01)
                                                                                                                                        2. Its Going Down(3:28)
                                                                                                                                        3. The Wildstyle (4:31)
                                                                                                                                        Side 2
                                                                                                                                        1. Follow Me (3:36)
                                                                                                                                        2. The Gong (4:05)
                                                                                                                                        3. We Only Bs (3:52)
                                                                                                                                        Side 3
                                                                                                                                        1. Come Down (4:49)
                                                                                                                                        2. Hazlo Correcto (3:30)
                                                                                                                                        3. U Know How We Do (2:25)
                                                                                                                                        Side 4
                                                                                                                                        1. B-boy (3:34)
                                                                                                                                        2. Ghetto Hell (4:13)
                                                                                                                                        3. Cop That Red (3:27)

                                                                                                                                        Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever return in 2022 with Endless Rooms, the Melbourne quintet's third album proper. Described by the band – comprised of Fran Keaney, Joe White, Marcel Tussie and brothers Tom Russo and Joe Russo – as them "Doing what we do best: chasing down songs in a room together", Endless Rooms stands as a testament to the collaborative spirit and live power of RBCF.

                                                                                                                                        While initial ideas were traded online during long spells spent separated by lockdowns, the album was truly born during small windows of freedom in which the band would decamp to a mud-brick house in the bush around 2hrs north of Melbourne built by the extended Russo family in the 1970s.

                                                                                                                                        There, its 12 tracks took shape, informed to such an extent by the acoustics and ambience of the rambling lakeside house that they decided to record the album there. The house also features on the album cover. For the first time, the band self-produced the record (alongside engineer, collaborator and old friend, Matt Duffy), creating their most naturalistic and expansive document yet. The result is a collection of songs permeated by the spirit of the place; punctuated by field recordings of rain, fire, birds, and wind.

                                                                                                                                        "It's almost an anti-concept album," say the band. "The ‘endless rooms’ of the title reflects our love of creating worlds in our songs. We treat each of them as a bare room to be built up with infinite possibilities."

                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                        Barry says: Aaah, there's nothing quite as satisfying as a new RCBF album. Their latest definitely sounds like them, with the roaring angular guitar lines and post-punk vocal sneer but is somehow softened into a more crepuscular, thoughtful selection of pieces. It's by no means a mellow record, but their usual drive is tempered a little, and all the better for it. A lovely record.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        Pearl Like You
                                                                                                                                        Tidal River
                                                                                                                                        The Way It Shatters
                                                                                                                                        Caught Low
                                                                                                                                        My Echo
                                                                                                                                        Dive Deep
                                                                                                                                        Open Up Your Window
                                                                                                                                        Blue Eye Lake
                                                                                                                                        Saw You At The Eastern Beach
                                                                                                                                        Vanishing Dots
                                                                                                                                        Endless Rooms
                                                                                                                                        Bounce Off The Bottom

                                                                                                                                        Manchester producer, DJ and dancefloor spirit guide Ruf Dug gets fruity on his Korg DW8000, for this homage to Manctalo pioneers Red Laser Disco who have revitalized the Italo sound over the last decade. Given that Ruffy lives on the same street as Red Laser head honcho Il Bosco it’s unsurprising that his latest release is heavily influenced by his noisy neighbour’s antics.

                                                                                                                                        Manctalo Beach has gone through several versions over the years to arrive, like a chilled Bianco, at the crisp beauty you hear today. Packed with chunky bass arpeggios, pixelated pitch-bent melodies and freeze-frame drum fills, the A-side conjures images of coastline sunsets and waterski waves. Meanwhile on the flip, the bonus beats proceed in a more dubbed disco direction, with acres more space, cascading delays and tripped-out breakdowns. One for your speedboat!

                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                        Matt says: Local cyberpunk and superstar, Ruffy pays tribute to Red Laser via an inspired single complete with killer dub version. The clue's in the title! ;)

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        Manctalo Beach - Original
                                                                                                                                        Manctalo Beach - Version 

                                                                                                                                        S-Tone Inc. is back with a full rework of his previous full-length "Body & Soul", a homage to the late '70s / early '80s disco music that the artist used to immerse in during those adventurous years. Early '90s British acid jazz, '70s soul, Brazilian and jazz music are here reworked in a nu-disco key, with the exception of the downbeat tracks "Flying Away" and "Midnight Sun" and the 'spacey' "Odoya", rearranged by The Invisible Session without mining the overall mood of this release.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        1. Body And Soul (Remix)
                                                                                                                                        2. Pra Voce (Extended Remix) [feat. Toco]
                                                                                                                                        3. In The Name Of Love (Extended Remix) [feat. Laura Fedele]
                                                                                                                                        4. Blow My Mind (Remix) [feat. Afra Kane]
                                                                                                                                        5. Flying Away (Remix) [feat. Afra Kane]
                                                                                                                                        6. Rosa Da Ribeira (Extended Remix) [feat. Toco]
                                                                                                                                        7. (Got To) Move On [Remix] [feat. Afra Kane]
                                                                                                                                        8. No Meio Do Samba (Remix) [feat. Toco]
                                                                                                                                        9. Odoya (The Invisible Session Remix) [feat. Toco]
                                                                                                                                        10. Midnight Sun (Remix)

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