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Hologram - Destroyed & Reassembled (Remix Album) - Black Friday Edition

    AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

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    Hologram: Destroyed & Reassembled White Vinyl LP will be an LP of Remixes of A Place To Bury Strangers upcoming EP Hologram.

    Featuring an awesome group of bands including Girl Band, Penelope Isles, Do Nothing, Bodega, Weeping Icon, Ganser, Ceremony East Coast, plus bands from our label including Randy Randall (No Age), Data Animal, Jealous, Plattenbau & more and two of our favorite remixers Grimoose & The Bodies Obtained.

    TRACK LISTING

    End Of The Night (Data Animal Remix)
    I Might Have (Plattenbau Remix)
    I Need You (Grimoose Remix)
    In My Hive (Ceremony East Coast Remix)
    End Of The Night (The Bodies Obtained Remix)
    In My Hive (Jealous Remix)
    End Of The Night (Daniel Fox/Girl Band Remix)
    Playing The Part (Penelope Isles Remix)
    I Might Have (Randy Randall Remix)
    Playing The Part (Bodgea Ben Remix)
    In My Hive (Do Nothing Remix)
    Playing The Part (Weeping Icon Remix)
    I Need You (Ganser Remix)

    The new era of Nu Groove continues to release exquisite house music with its latest package from Acid Jerks, maintaining the gold-standard level of production exhibited in its earliest releases. An anonymous project from two of Berlin’s hottest selectors, this four-track EP demonstrates a breadth and depth of house knowledge, as Acid Jerks take the listener on a cosmic trip. The deep grooves of ‘Chocolate Factory’ kick off the package, followed by the more melodic and emotive ‘Remote Area’ with lush strings and keys. ‘Square One’ has a raw, synth-heavy sound that verges on the ominous, before the tough low end and analogue muscle of ‘The Tribute’ gives added grit to the package.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Lovin' the Nu Groove comeback! All new material from this beacon of house goodness thru the ages. Much like Toko here in the UK, which has also released new stuff this year, Nu Groove has a near-impeccable discography and will hopefully continue to entertain our dancing feet many moons into the future.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Choclate Factory
    A2. Remote Area
    AA1. Square One
    AA2 . The Tribute

    Lovers of fabulously swung, nice ‘n chunky house music have a treat in store on Hudd Traxx 066 as Swiss producer Agnès makes a very welcome, vinyl only return to Hudd Traxx.

    Much-loved for his stripped back and dubby style - with previous EP “Got That Music In My Mind” championed by Disclosure on their Mixmag mix - here we witness the Sthlmaudio Recordings founder loosening up with four shoulder-rolling rides of deep house greatness which commemorates his and Eddie Leader’s tour of South America in 2013/14.

    It’s the first new material we’ve heard from the producer since his 2016 EP “Accent Grave” and the track “Embryonic Connections” off the15th year anniversary collection released early in the year.

    Effortless in construction, with the genre’s classic tropes of poking organs, sub-tickling bass, rich atmospheres and cheeky, playful vocal samples littered throughout; the EP’s real beauty comes across in Agnès’ unfathomable grasp of swing and shuffle, instantly injecting listeners with a fidgety energy and need to dance. His percussion sounds fizz, pop and crack in a manner that’d make Kerri Chandler blush while neon-hued pads glue the whole thing together with a radioactive warmth. Chuck in an almost shamanic level of dancefloor understanding & connectivity and what you have here is a breakthrough dose of unrivalled hedonism.

    There’s a sophisticated simplicity and sympathy at work here; with a reduced, hard-hitting and well thought out sound palette connecting the tracks together with the same impassioned spirit. That fiery flame of a basement and a red light, encapsulated perfectly and destined to rouse the spirits of house heads across world this Autumn…


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Huddersfield's longest running house label is up to its old tricks again! Certain to cause injury to elbows and forearms alike, these heavily swung house heaters should keep the mid-session grooving nicely.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Poudre Aux Bleus
    A2. Pas Une Cacahuète
    B1. Reverse Shikata
    B2. Common Dissectors

    Alternative TV

    How Much Longer

      First time reissue of the 1977 debut single of London's punk pioneers Alternative TV, originally released on Deptford Fun City Records. The band was founded by Mark Perry (editor of the zine Sniffin' Glue) and Alex Fergusson (member of Psychic TV years later). Early rehearsals took place at Throbbing Gristle's studio with Genesis P-Orridge on drums. The line-up of the band during the recording of this single was completed with drummer John Towe (ex-Generation X) and Tyrone Thomas on bass, sporting a straight-forwardy punk sound that eventually would evolve into a more experimental direction in the following years. 'How Much Longer' is a sharp critique of punk style: "How much longer will people wear / Nazi armbands and dye their hair? / Talk about anarchy, fascism and boredom / When you don't know nothing", that anticipated their own boredom towards the punk scene. An absolute must-have!

      TRACK LISTING

      Side A

      How Much Longer

      Side B

      You Bastard

      Julia Bardo

      Bauhaus, L'Appartamento

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

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

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

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

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

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

        STAFF COMMENTS

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

        Barrie

        Dig / Franki

          RIYL: Perfume Genius, Clairo, Japanese Breakfast, Men I Trust.

          Barrie Lindsay is a soft spoken, obsessive producer and songwriter who grew up tinkering with instruments in Ipswich, Massachusetts. After graduating from Wesleyan in 2012 with a degree in music, Lindsay formed her first band with her brother, a 5-piece group called Grammar. She spent her 20’s quietly making music in Boston and working at a sculpture studio until she was discovered on Soundcloud by a manager who encouraged her to move to Brooklyn and pursue a career in music by forming a band. Lindsay obliged and soon Barrie, the 5-piece band, was born. After a number of successful singles, Barrie released their debut in 2019, Happy To Be Here, earning buzzy press, TV syncs, and new fans around the globe. A month after Happy To Be Here came out, the band parted ways and Lindsay reintroduced Barrie as a solo project.

          In the two years since then, the 32-year old suffered the loss of a parent, and married her wife, Gabby. While Lindsay has maintained a separation between her personal feelings and lyricism in previous works, she allowed herself to find catharsis in song amidst the intense love and grief she was experiencing. One night during a moment of grief, Lindsay couldn’t bring herself to set up the mic properly in her studio. Instead, she opted to shout across the room in a true “fuck-it” moment. Liking the effect this produced, she decided to stick with it, yielding “Dig,” a self-produced single featuring an impressionistic slew of slide guitar, dulcimer, and mandolin. You can hear her newfound sense of boldness, as she wails the song’s central refrain, giving herself over to emotion: “I can’t get enough of you / Where did you come from?”

          Whereas “Dig” floats in a seeming free-time, the B-side, “Frankie,” is locked into a driving, propulsive rhythm. Its bass synth, which remains constant throughout, is meditative and hypnotic. Among skittering arpeggios and melodic hooks, the song’s message asks listeners to consider capitalism. Political pop can be awkward, but Lindsay’s is subtle and poignant, reflecting on Glen Campbell’s classic “Wichita Lineman,” and Americans’ attitudes towards labor. The catchy composition balances out the lyrical themes with a compelling soundscape that accentuates Lindsay’s dynamic songwriting and production abilities.

          The Bastards Of Soul return with 2 more killer modern funk / soul tracks recorded at Niles City Sound in Ft. Worth during lockdown. A feel good 70s styled summer scorcher on the A-Side b/w "Lizzy Louise" a tune about past loves. Whilst there's no let up on side B with the heartfelt soul burner, "While It's Hot". Both are recorded red hot with analogue, gritty production making it sound authentic to the genre and sure to whip Craig Charles into a salivating whirlwind of funk!   

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Matt says: Modern soul with the same high calibre we're accustomed to from Dapton. I can't help throw a Charles Bradley reference in here too.. What's not to like? It ain't reinventing the wheel but the wheel is there for a reason!

          TRACK LISTING

          Side 1
          1. Lizzy Louise (3:43)
          Side 2
          1. While It's Hot (4:37)

          Mario Batkovic

          Introspectio

            Mixing classical and contemporary sound, Mario Batkovic seeks to explore the sonic possibilities of the accordion, without effects or loops, rather through a mutualist symbiotic relationship between man and instrument. Challenging, hypnotic and grandiose; Batkovic’s symphonic vision is unique and he has received widespread critical acclaim, including Rolling Stone magazine who voted his self-titled debut album in the Top 10 ‘Best Avant Albums of 2017’

            ‘Introspectio’ is a self-questioning, self-examination of society and the meaning of sound. Featuring collaborations with electronic sorcerer James Holden and former BEAK> member Matthew Williams aka MXLX, in addition to drummer Clive Deamer (Radiohead/Portishead/Robert Plant/Roni Size), saxophonist Colin Stetson and concert choir Cantus Domus, Batkovic questions the place of sound, clichés and prejudices, taking the listener on a journey through infinite universes of sound.

            Musical contrasts run throughout the album. Sound aesthetics versus compositional ethics play out, it all about creation and destruction as our sound researcher creates his very own macrocosm of music and sound. Whether solo or in collaboration, ‘Introspectio’ invites us on a rhythmically pulsating trip somewhere between dissolution and new beginnings.

            TRACK LISTING

            SANATIO
            REPERTIO (w/ Clive Deamer & MXLX)
            CHOREA DUPLEX (w/ James Holden)
            QUIS EST QUIS (w/ Colin Stetson)
            SURROGATUM
            PRIMORDIUM FINALE

            Beans On Toast

            Survival Of The Friendliest

              “'Survival of the Friendliest' is an album about hope. An album about why I think human beings are beautiful and brave and why I dare to be optimistic in a world full to the brim of bad news. ”Written in early 2021 when the bad news was everywhere. Out priced from the city Beans called home, he and family left and set up shop on the coast. “In my new world, I switched off social media, looked to nature and zoomed out to write songs about a bigger, longer and stranger story. There are no songs about Brexit, about coronavirus, about climate catastrophe. I’d sung those songs already. I’m not naive to the challenges we face as a species and I’m not ignoring that. But in order to tackle our current predicament, I feel we need to be in a good place mentally and spiritually.

              This is an album about finding that peace in preparation for the road ahead. ”The album was recorded around the Summer solstice in the midst of a heatwave, a thunderstorm, a bird song, a glorious sunset and a midnight swim. The music was written with Blaine Harrison and Jack Flanagan of the Mystery Jets at Big Jelly Studios in Ramsgate and produced by Blaine Harrison. The title of the album points to the overarching theme, but as you can imagine things deviate a little, it’s a Beans on Toast record after all. There is of course a Love song, “Let's Get Married Again” was inspired by a flurry of wedding bookings Beans took on in lieu of music festivals during summer 2021. The song “The Commons” was inspired by the Nick Hayes book - The Book of Trespass - and visionary Bristol poet Dizralei joined in to write the song “Apples”, inspired by The Overstory by Richard Powers.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. A Beautiful Place
              2. Stones
              3. Blow Volcano Blow
              4. Not Everybody Thinks We're Doomed
              5. Tree Of The Year
              6. Humans
              7. The Commons
              8. Let's Get Married Again
              9. Apples (feat. Dizraeli)
              10. Ready For Action, Love Yourself.

              Belle And Sebastian

              If You're Feeling Sinister (25th Anniversary Edition) - Black Friday Edition

                AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of this seminal album, Belle & Sebastian are releasing If You’re Feeling Sinister on coloured vinyl for the first time. Originally released on November 18th 1996, it will be available on transparent red vinyl through Jeepster on November 26th 2021 and included as part of the Black Friday sales event. The album is released on gatefold vinyl and is distributed by Republic of Music

                The album was recorded in Glasgow at CaVa Studios in August 1996 over just 10 days and was the first album released by Jeepster. There were no singles released from the album which was a famous Belle & Sebastian trait of the time. In line with this, there were also no interviews given and promotion involved a three gig tour over London, Manchester and Glasgow.

                For the recording of this album, the band consisted of the six original members but this time also included Sarah Martin as the seventh member in her debut for the band. This was the second album released by Belle & Sebastian and all songs were written by Stuart Murdoch.

                The session produced 11 songs of which 10 made it to the album and the other became the single ‘This Is Just A Modern Rock Song’. Although there were no videos made for any of the album tracks, Sarah Martin recorded a video for this eleventh track.

                The album cover features Ciara MacLaverty, a great friend of Stuart’s, beside a copy of Franz Kafka’s ‘The Trial’. The inside cover features some members of the band with friends in their impression of The Last Supper. 

                TRACK LISTING

                A1. The Stars Of Track And Field
                A2. Seeing Other People
                A3. Me And The Major
                A4. Like Dylan In The Movies
                A5. The Fox In The Snow
                B1. Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying
                B2. If You're Feeling Sinister
                B3. Mayfly
                B4. The Boy Done Wrong Again
                B5. Judy And The Dream Of Horses

                Blackberry Smoke

                Stoned - Black Friday Edition

                  AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                  LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                  Rolling Stones Covers. This album was recorded, mixed and mastered live to a vinyl master, in one take, on the evening of November 6th 2020 at Welcome To 1979 studio in Nashville. There were no overdubs, edits, punch-ins, remixes or remastering. This type of recording is very rare due to the technical and creative difficulty associated with it. Once the recording has started it cannot stop until the end of the side. You are hearing one complete take per side of the record, which is no easy feat for all involved! This is a 12" LP.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1 All Down The Line
                  2 Can't You Hear Me Knockin'
                  3 Tumbling Dice
                  4 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
                  5 I Got The Blues
                  6 Street Fighting Blues

                  Bobby O'Donnell / Reeshy

                  1

                  Pilot continue to expand on the ever growing cannon of new breakbeat. I gotta say I've been predicting such a renaissance since we all started going mad about 90s trance records; but I didn't expect the genre to come back with such a force!

                  Somehow skirting between the skatepark friendly, blunted beats of labels like Skint, Finger Lickin', Botchit Breaks; and the hyped up, rave-indebted hardcore breakbeat sounds pioneered by Moving Shadow, Suburban Base and such like, Yorkshire's Bobby O'Donnell and Leed's Reeshy conjure up a mix of flavours that should work in the warehouse on E and in the bedroom on weed.

                  Deliciously low slung and sub heavy; avoiding the over-manipulation of drum breaks that would plague certain hardcore sounds and focusing strictly on the groove, these four tracks show innovation and development since the first incarnation of breakbeat many full moon parties ago. Highly recommended! 


                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Matt says: Yesssss, nice to see someone revisiting the breakbeat blueprint with a bit more style and panache than all the day-glo rave renaissance also-rans. This sub-heavy offering from Yorkshire oozes class out of every woofer.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Side 1
                  1. 1 (5:58)
                  2. 2 (6:06)
                  Side 2
                  1. 3 (7:09)
                  2. 4 (6:27)

                  The Boo Radleys

                  A Full Syringe And Memories Of You - Black Friday Edition

                    AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                    LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                    Critically-adored sonic explorers, The Boo Radleys return with their first new music in over two decades. Originally immersed in the category of cult band for those in the know thanks to their 1993 classic album Giant Steps, the last music fans heard from Merseyside-originated band was 1998’s Kingsize, their final album for Creation Records.

                    Led by pure, creative restlessness The Boo Radley’s first new music in almost a quarter of a century stems from reconciliation, chance meetings and curiosity.

                    A Full Syringe And Memories Of You is layered with instantly recognisable vocals, rich orchestration and the type of instant, alt-pop sensibility that found them swept into the mid-nineties mainstream. The single isn’t to be a one-off release from the band. Promising a full-blooded return, The Boo Radleys include A Full Syringe And Memories Of You on an upcoming, to-be-confirmed EP with album sessions and rehearsals for a tour later this year all in advanced stages.

                    Singer-songwriter, Simon ‘Sice’ Rowbottom says of the new and unexpected release: “A Full Syringe And Memories Of You tackles the religious hypocrisy that privileges the longevity of life above all other measures of worth and seeks to redress the distorted view that life is always worth living whatever the cost.”

                    Having originally formed in 1988, The Boo Radleys developed a reputation for adventurous genre-indistinct songwriting, starting with 1990s Ichabod and I, which emerged on Lancashire’s Action Records and gained such a response amongst discerning music fans that Creation put a deal on the table. Their rapid follow up, Everything's Alright Forever was released to positive reviews in 1992, but it was the following year’s Giant Steps, acclaimed by NME as the album of the year, that secured The Boo Radley’s status as unpredictable sonic explorers with few peers.

                    The Boo Radleys were famously swept into the slipstream of the mid-nineties, British guitar pop revival, with 1995’s runaway hit, Wake Up Boo, lifted from their UK Album Chart Number One album, Wake Up! Their 1996 follow up, C’Mon Kids! took a thrilling, more caustic turn out of the retro, anthemic sound of the era, yet brought the band further success with three Top 40 singles, including What's In The Box? (See Whatcha Got). The four members, including influential guitarist and songwriter, Martin Carr, retreated from life as The Boo Radleys shortly after the release of sixth album, Kingsize.

                    Having been largely out of contact since the end of the sessions for that final album, all members of The Boo Radleys have come together in recent years to discuss future plans. As a result, The Boo Radleys in 2021 are Tim Brown (bass/guitar/keyboards), Sice (guitar/vocals) and Rob Cieka (drums). Martin Carr does not appear in the current line-up. 

                    TRACK LISTING

                    A1. A Full Syringe And Memories Of You
                    A2. Life Is Getting Better
                    B1. See It Through
                    B2. I'll Put The Bars Around My Heart 

                    Brian Jonestown Massacre

                    Don't Get Lost

                      “Don’t Get Lost” was recorded & produced at Anton’s new Cobra Studio in Berlin between March 2016 & October 2016. It is the 16th full length release. With band members Ricky Maymi , Dan Allaire , Collin Hegna & Ryan Van Kriedt .Also Emil Nikolaisen from the Norwegian band Serena-Maneesh & Pete Fraser (The Pogues .New Young Pony Club) on saxophone joins the band on this album , plus vocal performances from Tim Burgess (Charlatans) , Tess Parks and Shaun Rivers .

                      A new dynamic is heard on this album mixing the shoegaze/psychedelic sound with more experimental twists, on some tracks you might hear PIL (Metalbox) , Primal Scream , or even Ornette Coleman . 14 tracks that will twist and turn through the known and unknown Brian Jonestown Massacre . In 2016 The band released 2 singles and the critically acclaimed Third World Pyramid . 

                      The British Stereo Collective

                      Mystery Fields

                        Phil Heeks delivers a stunning homage to ‘70s BBC LPs and vintage soundtrack compilations in this debut record from The British Stereo Collective.

                        Although the Mystery Fields album cover has the look and feel of a BBC Radiophonic Workshop release, the album itself is a wider nod to various TV theme compilations that Phil grew up with in the 1970s and early 1980s, including the classic Geoff Love releases and the BBC themes and sound effects albums. What comes across most is the love and affection for the period, beautifully recreated in the meticulous detail of the album artwork and the effortless precision with which the tracks are put together and sequenced.

                        Says Phil, “After revisiting the 1979 conclusion to the Quatermass saga on Blu Ray in October 2019, I was hugely inspired by the music and atmosphere and embarked on creating a specific brand of retro electronica under the guise of “The British Stereo Collective”.

                        “The album is my homage to a beloved era of classic TV themes, 'space music' and general cosmic noise, inspired by the combined influence of Jeff Wayne, Peter Howell, Mike Oldfield, Jean-Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Barry Gray, Roy Budd, Francis Monkman, Brian Bennett, Paddy Kingsland and countless others.”

                        Pressed up on beautiful Mystery Blue vinyl and featuring a radio Times referencing insert, the album works as a complete and aesthetically gorgeous time capsule for those who are perennially nostalgic for the golden age of Sunday afternoon TV and your uncle’s Vangelis and Hi-Fi stereo albums.

                        Battlestar is the second single release from Bubaza; a collaboration between members of LA's Jungle Fire and San Diego's Sure Fire Soul Ensemble. It follows "Icebreaker", released on Colemine last year, and finds this new dub and funk outfit in fine form.

                        "Battlestar" on the A-side, combines hi-life and Afrofunk into a smoldering pot of drums, guitar and horns. Supremely rhythmic elements and syncopation, locked right in the pocket, show off the skills of this emergent group wonderfully.

                        On the flip, "Countdown (dub)" finds them rolling out exquisite dubwise pressure in the same vein as Sly & Robbie but with added new age / free party elements which should appeal to original JA rastas as much as it does the under 30s festival set.

                        Really strong stuff from these guys - if you don't know, get to know! 


                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Matt says: Most people'll be feeling the A-side track, "Battlestar"; but its the free-party spiritual dub of the B-side that's been ruffling my tail feathers this week.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Side 1
                        1. Battlestar (3:44)
                        Side 2
                        1. Countdown (dub) (3:00)

                        Can

                        Live In Brighton 1975

                          “Live In Brighton 1975” is the second album of a curated series of CAN live concerts. Available in full for the first time on triple vinyl, double CD and digitally. Originally recorded on tape, this carefully restored live album comprises the entirety of the show in the format of a story with a beginning, middle and end, bringing CAN’s performance to life. Limited edition triple Gold vinyl in triple gatefold sleeve plus a 2CD edition in card pack with 16 page booklet, both with extensive sleeve notes.

                          STAFF COMMENTS

                          Barry says: There's not much I can tell you here that you won't already know.. this is the second wonderfully pressed collection from Can of live performances following 'Live In Stuttgart' that was released in May. There are very few musicians that could pull off this level of out-there musicianship, and this is a wonderful and accurate document of their live legacy. Essential.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          A1 Brighton 75 Eins
                          A2 Brighton 75 Zwei
                          A3 Brighton 75 Drei
                          B1 Brighton 75 Vier
                          B2 Brighton 75 Fünf
                          C1 Brighton 75 Sechs
                          C2 Brighton 75 Sieben

                          Trad Vibe Records proudly presents a first-time reissue of Caribou, a side-project of Cortex, originally released in 1977. A great and rare double-sider jazz-funk 7inch, now available as a reissue. Originals don't go for less than £50!!

                          French avantgarde jazz-funk pioneers Cortex released three milestone albums during the seventies including the iconic "Troupeau Bleu". Their music has been sampled by hip-kop artists such as MF Doom, Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco and Rick Ross and as a consequence is still very much alive today.

                          STAFF COMMENTS

                          Matt says: Heavy sampled jazz funkers Caribou (not that one!) are oft-referenced but little known outside select circles. This particular 7" has been a rarity for some time. Do your ears a favour and give 'em this to listen to they'll thank you for it!

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Californie
                          Stevie

                          Wendy Carlos & Rachel Elkind

                          The Shining: Selections From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                            Death Waltz Recording Co., in conjunction with WaterTower Music is proud to present Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind's legendary score selections from Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING, available on vinyl for the first time in over 40 years.

                            Housed in a sleeve featuring Saul Bass' iconic artwork, pressed on tri-color vinyl.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Side A
                            Main Title (The Shining) (3:24)

                            Side B
                            Rocky Mountains (2:53)

                            The Coathangers / L.A. Witch

                            One Way Or The Highway

                              Suicide Squeeze Records is proud to offer up One Way or the Highway, their latest installment in an ongoing series of split 7” singles, this time featuring Atlanta’s The Coathangers and Southern California’s L.A. Witch. For their contributions, both bands opted to reinterpret beloved songs by classic punk pioneers of their respective coasts. The Coathangers do their spin on Blondie’s “One Way Or Another,” employing their trademark sweet-and-salty combination of scrappy punk and twee pop to highlight the song’s spikey riffage and gritty soul while retaining its beguiling hooks. L.A. Witch take on The Gun Club’s smoky punk blues with an exhilarating rendition of “Ghost on the Highway.” The trio harness all of the original’s propulsive energy and rockabilly swagger while adding a seductive element to the song’s tales of ominous temptations, draping it all in an extra coating of dusty tolex reverb to bolster its vintage ­avor.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. The Coathangers “One Way Or Another"
                              2. L.A. Witch “Ghost On The Highway"

                              Leonard Cohen

                              Songs Of Love & Hate - Black Friday Edition

                                AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                                LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.


                                This special RSD 50th anniversary edition of Leonard Cohen's third studio album, Songs of Love and Hate is pressed on 180g opaque white vinyl, with updated / re-typeset embossed packaging which includes a brand new 8- page 12x12 lyric booklet. The audio has been sourced from the original analogue tapes via a new direct digital transfer and the album jacket replicates the original package.

                                Cornershop Featuring Bubbley Kaur

                                Cornershp And The Double O Groove Of - 2021 Reissue

                                  Ten years on from its original release, Ample Play Records will release, the ground breaking ‘Cornershop And The Double ‘O’ Groove Of’ album by Cornershop feat. Bubbley Kaur on vinyl for the first time. Cut for vinyl at optimum levels by Fluid Mastering, the same clever folk who mastered both the celebrated ‘England Is A Garden’ and ‘England Is A Garden Instrumentals’ albums. 

                                  After many a time in the studio, under lab conditions Cornershop originally released the album in 2011 featuring the incredible double sugar-coated vocals of Bubbley Kaur.

                                  When Tjinder and Bubbley decided to work with each other, she had not recorded a note of music. They had met very fleetingly, years ago at a cellar gathering in Preston Lancashire, where Tjinder & Benedict studied. So it was much surprise when a taxi driver friend introduced him to a lady that liked singing, worked in a local launderette, and was the same lady he had met in a northern cellar bar.

                                  They then met a good many times at Tjinder’s house where they would listen to and discuss traditional Punjabi Folk Music, and slowly Bubbley came out writing her own original lyrics, which were set to a varied range of modern musics. ‘Natch’ was the first song she recorded, followed by ‘Topknot,’ and together they became the first double ‘A’ single on Rough Trade Records.

                                  The complete recordings were made in their own good time. Tjinder explains “There was no need to quickly put the album out, but there was a need to make it top rank and evergreen, especially as I have wanted to do an album like this for 20 years.”

                                  Benedict & Tjinder set up their own label, Ample Play in 2009 to release the highly acclaimed album ‘Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast.’ The way Tjinder & Bubbley met was like a hindi movie script, and the outcome of the music is like an Asian version of The Kids From Fame – totally upbeat, giving rise to new ways of expressing yourself. 

                                  New Coyote LP on Is It Balearic? following the amazing, sell-out 12" - "Will We Ever Dance Again". Across two discs we get that polished, sun-kissed Coyote sound in all its unhurried glory.

                                  Personal favourites include the Art Of Noise-esque "Simpson's Sky" - full of vintage sampling and those angelic pads that indicate peak Balearic mode. "Copacetic" drops more of those euphoric yet chilled piano chords that invite hefty comedowns lying by the shore. Add a sax line you'd only get away with on a Sunday and you'll riding the second wind in no time. "Woosh" opts for that proggy, free party chill which Suns Of Arqa nailed so well - tablas, reversed choir sounds and fire blankets of bass and pad pleasure - so good! Just time to mention the rasta-vox sampling, baggy end-of-nighter - "Don't Run It Extra Ordinary". A truly impressive journey, timeless in its execution and making you return the stylus to the beginning of the record time and time again. Recommended.


                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Side 1
                                  1. Copacetic (4:57)
                                  2. Don't Run It Extra Ordinary (5:38)
                                  Side 2
                                  1. Woosh (5:44)
                                  2. Simpson's Sky (6:46)
                                  Side 3
                                  1. Friday's Child (5:18)
                                  2. Mint Tea (5:27)
                                  Side 4
                                  1. Bougainvillea (4:34)
                                  2. Cami De Sa Veleta (5:49)
                                  3. The Outsider (3:14)

                                  Cranes

                                  EP Collection Volumes 1 & 2 - Black Friday Edition

                                    AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                                    LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                    EP Collection Volumes 1 & 2 is a triple disc set that features the majority of the Cranes’ EP releases, which were among the group’s best work. Cranes rarely sounded as effective or as eerie as they did on these EPs.

                                    The 3-LP set features 28 songs; an extensive selection of their biggest successes; “Jewel”, “Paris and Rome (Flood Mix)”,”Beach Mover”, ”Adrift”, “Inescapable”, “Lilies (Flood Mix)”

                                    This collection is available on vinyl for the first time. This is a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on blue (LP1), silver (LP2) & gold (LP3) vinyl, exclusively available on RSD Black Friday

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Beach Mover
                                    Heaven Or Bliss
                                    Inescapable
                                    Give
                                    Dada 331
                                    I Hope
                                    E.g. Shining
                                    Cha Cha Escueta
                                    Brighter
                                    Tomorrows Tears
                                    Casa Blanca Dreamless
                                    Underwater
                                    Shining Road
                                    September
                                    Jewel
                                    Adoration
                                    Beautiful Friend
                                    Paris And Rome
                                    Lilies
                                    Angel Bell
                                    Adrift
                                    Tangled Up
                                    Breeze
                                    In The Temple
                                    Dance Of The Furies
                                    Slide (hidden Track)
                                    Starblood (remix) (hidden Track)

                                    Theon Cross

                                    Intra-I

                                      Theon Cross' new album, Intra-I, finds the gifted tuba player and composer creating a sound system powered by breath. This unique record is an uplifting celebration of Black music that, thanks to Cross' pioneering approach, helps to redefine the sonic possibilities of the tuba.

                                      Reflecting his own heritage, the young virtuoso melds jazz with dub, hip-hop, soca, grime and other sounds connected to the Afro-Caribbean diaspora. Additionally, the record - which features Remi Graves, Shumba Maasai, Afronaut Zu, Ahnansé, Consensus and Oren Marshall - is Cross' first music to include collaborations with guest vocalists, adding a further new dimension.


                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Intro
                                      We Go Again
                                      Roots Feat. Shumba Massai
                                      The Spiral Feat. Afronaut Zu & Ahnansé
                                      Trust The Journey
                                      40tude
                                      Watching Over (Bless Up Dad)
                                      Forward Progression II
                                      Play To Win Feat. Consensus
                                      Universal Alignment Feat. Oren Marshal

                                      Miles Davis

                                      Live - Evil - Black Friday Edition

                                        AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                                        LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                        Originally released November 17, 1971, Miles Davis' Live-Evil turns 50 in November and this jazz-funk landmark double LP is a 100-minute workout of hard grooves and rhythmic explorations. Recorded live during his legendary 1970 stand at Washington DC's Cellar Door and then edited by producer Teo Macero, this album features Miles joined by a formidable row of top-flight musicians: Gary Bartz, John McLaughlin, Keith Jarrett, Michael Henderson, Jack DeJohnette and Airto Moreira. The album's striking cover by legendary illustrator Mati Klarwein is complemented by two discs pressed on exclusive limited edition opaque teal colored vinyl.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Sivad
                                        Little Church
                                        Medley: Gemini/double Image
                                        What I Say
                                        Nem Um Talvez
                                        Selim
                                        Funk Tonk
                                        Inamorata And Narration By Conrad Roberts

                                        Lana Del Rey

                                        Chemtrails Over The Country Club - Black Friday Edition

                                          AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                                          LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                          Lana Del Rey's 'Chemtrails Over the Country Club' album now exclusively on a translucent cobalt LP with an exclusive cover art





                                          Form an orderly queue! Supreme edit overlord, Sound Stream returns with a brand new label - Disco To Go. Frank Timm has become a cult adored figure through his involvement with Hardwax, Panorama Bar and the various labels that he and his affiliates have been involved in - Soundhack, MMM, Smith & Hack etc. Basically, if you're new to this cat you've got some homework to do!

                                          Here, it seems, he's carrying on where the original Sound Stream label left off. Looping us big room, orchestral disco, beefing up the bottom end, adding some tasty cuts that'll keep the ADHD inflected youth on their toes and rolling it out with a club ready patina.

                                          First cut is dramatic and cinematic, an entrance them for the next DJ to take to the decks (that's you!). Certain to cause a stir of excitement with those already on the floor, and a call to arms for those still deciding on what drink they want at the bar!

                                          Second cut is deliciously languid and smooth flowing, enticing the wallflowers into the middle of the floor for the ensuing mayhem ahead. It's a simple (but unknown) hook that never gets tiring on the ears. Classy, stylish, nuanced and well rounded - it's the Sound Stream sound and it never gets old!

                                          Highly recommended - limited copies!



                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                          Matt says: F**k me he's back! Rightly regarded royalty round these parts, Soundstream returns with a new alias but thankfully sticks to what we know and love - melon twistingly good disco-house refixes with plenty of heft!

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          A1. Trick Or Track (excerpt 1)
                                          A2. Trick Or Track (excerpt 2)

                                          The Doors

                                          L.A. Woman - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

                                            The Doors found their mojo (and Mr. Mojo Risin’) in November 1970 as they recorded L.A. Woman over six days at the Workshop, the band’s rehearsal space on Santa Monica Boulevard. A success both critically and commercially, the album was certified double-platinum and contains some of the band’s most enduring music, including the Top 20 hit “Love Her Madly,” “Riders On The Storm,” and the title track.

                                            To commemorate the album’s 50-year anniversary, Rhino keeps on risin’ with a 3-CD/1-LP set that will be available on December 3rd. L.A. WOMAN: 50TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION includes the original album newly remastered by The Doors’ longtime engineer and mixer Bruce Botnick, two bonus discs of unreleased studio outtakes, and the stereo mix of the original album on 180-gram virgin vinyl.

                                            For this new collection, the original album has been expanded with more than two hours of unreleased recordings taken from the sessions for L.A. Woman, allowing the listener to experience the progression of each song as it developed in the studio. An early demo for “Hyacinth House” recorded at Robby Krieger’s home studio in 1969 is also included.

                                            The outtakes feature Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, and Ray Manzarek working in the studio with two additional musicians. The first was rhythm guitarist Marc Benno, who worked with Leon Russell in The Asylum Choir. The other was bassist Jerry Scheff, who was a member of Elvis Presley’s TCB band. 


                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            CD Track Listing
                                            Disc One: Original Stereo Mix Remastered
                                            1. “The Changeling”
                                            2. “Love Her Madly”
                                            3. “Been Down So Long”
                                            4. “Cars Hiss By My Window”
                                            5. “L.A. Woman”
                                            6. “L’America”
                                            7. “Hyacinth House”
                                            8. “Crawling King Snake”
                                            9. “The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)”
                                            10. “Riders On The Storm”
                                            Bonus Tracks
                                            11. “Hyacinth House” – Demo
                                            12. “Riders On The Storm” – Sunset Sound Version - Original Demo*

                                            Disc Two: L.A. Woman Sessions, Part 1
                                            1. “The Changeling” *
                                            2. “Love Her Madly” *
                                            3. “Riders On The Storm” *
                                            4. “L.A. Woman” (Part 1) *

                                            Disc Three: L.A. Woman Sessions, Part 2
                                            1. “L.A. Woman” (Part 2) *
                                            2. “She Smells So Nice” *
                                            3. “Rock Me Baby” *
                                            4. “Mr. Mojo Risin’” *
                                            5. “Baby Please Don’t Go” *
                                            6. “L.A. Woman” (Part 3) *
                                            7. “Been Down So Long” *
                                            8. “Get Out Of My Life Woman” *
                                            9. “Crawling King Snake” *
                                            10. “The Bastard Son Of Jimmy & Mama Reed (Cars Hiss By My Window)” *
                                            11. “Been Down So Long” *
                                            12. “Mystery Train” *
                                            13. “The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)” *
                                            L.A. WOMAN (ORIGINAL STEREO MIX REMASTERED)

                                            LP Track Listing
                                            Side One
                                            1. “The Changeling”
                                            2. “Love Her Madly”
                                            3. “Been Down So Long”
                                            4. “Cars Hiss By My Window”
                                            5. “L.A. Woman”
                                            Side Two
                                            1. “L’America”
                                            2. “Hyacinth House”
                                            3. “Crawling King Snake”
                                            4. “The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)”
                                            5. “Riders On The Storm”

                                            Ged Duffy

                                            Factory Fairy-Tales

                                              Ged Duffy might be the unluckiest man in Manchester music. He could have managed New Order; he could have been the bass player in The Cult; he could have seen his band, Stockholm Monsters, take the mantle of the Happy Mondays and become the breakout scally-band on the coolest record label in the world... but of course none of this happened.

                                              Told with wit and a photographic memory for gigs and dates, Ged recalls his years as a stagehand at the Russell Club and later The Hacienda, touring with New Order and then turning down the chance to tour America with them, leaving Stockholm Monsters when they were about to hit it big, life in the colony of artists, oddballs and dropouts in Hulme and how he managed to successfully avoid fame and fortune.

                                              Callum Easter

                                              System

                                                Callum Easter has always been a force of nature. The singer and multi-instrumentalist thrives on impulse and spontaneity, balancing that with an impeccable song writing craftsmanship that makes even the more outré moments of his current batch of mutated soul punk/rock ‘n’ roll instantly arresting. New album System was recorded largely alone in his Edinburgh studio, but it bustles with a brash, maximalist vigour, that draws a line under his previous work and charges exhilaratingly forwards - beginning a journey that he describes as a “descent into ordinary madness.”

                                                Easter's love of rock ‘n’ roll has long been baked in – but there’s a new fervour to where he’s taken this source. Now there is an outward fire; a raging – albeit with the sort of wryly humorous delivery only Easter can provide - against the general noise of everyday living and a longing for something else, something more, something that looks you straight in the eye.

                                                System is careful to balance protest with positivity; it’s accentuated on the album’s stirring opener and first single ‘What You Think?’ Which sees Easter urge the listener via his steely growl that “there’s no point crying, what’s the use? No more hiding, what’s the use?” to focus on living and the positive changes we can make as individuals and collectively.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                01. What You Think?
                                                02. System
                                                03. Little Honey
                                                04. Find ‘Em A Home
                                                05. Be Somebody
                                                06. My Love
                                                07. Honey Bee
                                                08. Lose Sometime (ft. Law Holt)
                                                09.Tell ‘Em Child
                                                10. This Feeling

                                                A much-needed reissue of the 1992 old school, breakbeat hardcore classic ‘Compnded’ b/w a killer 2015 Krafty Kuts remix. An undeniable rave anthem that’s blown the minds of many a dancefloor across the past 30 years. I guess we right in the throws of the hardcore breakbeat renaissance - and that's fine with me! Massive around these parts through parties at Bowlers, Helta Skelta and Dreamscape; anyone born between around '75-85 should be digging these feels. As for young'uns getting on board now - this'll put hairs on your instagram filter!

                                                Summat about these tunes brings back a nostalgic feeling of innocence; even though they were indeed turbulent timesd! A pre-internet time when music was absorbed in the present, experience was not accumulated and sincerity was omnipresent.  


                                                Massive support from day one from the likes of Carl Cox, Ray Keith, Grooverider, Slipmatt, Krafty Kuts

                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Matt says: A justifiably large number from the halcyon days of breakbeat hardcore. The Krafty Kuts might be a bit easier to digest these days as we're all that bit older and slower on our feet! Mega to hear this back on rotation - feel the rush!

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Compnded - (Original Mix)
                                                Compnded - (Krafty Kuts Re-Kut)

                                                El Trio

                                                Todo En Su Medida Y Armoniosamente - 2021 Reissue

                                                  Mega rare 1974 jazz funk rock album recorded by Argentina's top jazzmen Pocho Lapouble, Ricardo Lew and Adalberto Cevasco (also members of Quinteplus, Jorge Lopez Ruiz's band and Gato Barbieri's group among many others).

                                                  Includes the irresistible fast-paced funk rock track 'Se Acabó el Recreo' and the ethereal 'Todo en Su Medida y Armoniosamente' and 'Haceme Shaft', featuring Patricia Clark on vocals and unexpected moog arrangements.

                                                  First time reissue, with remastered sound and original artwork.

                                                  Embryo

                                                  Auf Auf

                                                    The Lauded Krautrocking, Global Groove Ensemble’s First Album On Maverick Producer Madlib’s Label. The late Christian Burchard, who founded the Embryo ensemble in 1969, loved the slogan Auf Auf, German for Up, Up, or Keep On Going. Anyone with anything more than a passing interest in the German Krautock scene of the 1970s and 1980s knows that Burchard followed that intent, all around the world, tirelessly seeking out new sounds and inspirations and creating a catalog of music unlike most anything else the world has ever heard. Madlib has often said Embryo is his favorite rock band. Of course the hip-hop-producer-with-the-deepest-musical-knowledge knows Embryo is more than just a rock band – but, for the purposes of these notes, let’s keep it simple. When Marja Burchard, Christan’s daughter, who grew up with Embryo and toured with them for years, took the reins of the ensemble after Christian’s death in 2018, she started recording what would become this album, over the course of two years, finishing it in the throes of the Covid pandemic in 2020.

                                                    She approached Madlib and Egon, who had, years back, visited and jammed with Christian Burchard, and Embryo musicians Uve Mullrich, Roman Bunka and Jan Weissenfeldt, in a Bavarian wine cellar, with the idea to issue Auf Auf on Madlib Invazion. The reply was a resounding, definitive “yes.” So here is Marja’s take on the Embryo ethos, continuing with her father’s intrepid style, and leading the band in her own style. Auf Auf ranges from the deep, free-form jazz of “Alphorn Prayer” to modal music from Afghanistan on “Baran” to psychedelic-tinged jazz-rock of the title track Joining Marja are those like Embryo veterans Bunka, on oud and guitar, and Karl Hector and the Malcouns/Whitefield Brothers/Poets of Rhythm producer and guitarist Jan Weissenfeldt and others, including important players on the global scene from Afghanistan and Morocco. 

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    A1. Besh
                                                    A2. Yu Mala
                                                    A3. Auf Auf
                                                    A4. Baran

                                                    B1. Januar
                                                    B2. Alphorn Prayer 

                                                    EPMD

                                                    I'm Housin'

                                                    When discussing the landmark artists of that era - Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, Eric B & Rakim - the duo of Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith are certainly in the conversation. And when it comes to all-time duos, they might be at the head of the table.The original release of 'I'm Housin' came in 1989, and the only previous 7" release was confined to the UK - it now fetches sky-high prices. Hence this reissue couldn't be more timely, showcasing just how fresh E Double E and PMD sound over even the most rudimentary but feverishly catchy of beats.

                                                    That was their genius - trading 'slow flow' punchlines over deceptively simple backings - and that's exactly what you get here. The loop of Aretha Franklin's indelible 1971 gem 'Rock Steady' does all the heavy lifting musically, the only adornment a brief vocal snippet taken from their own 'It's My thing' - EPMD is a world premiere.

                                                    At a time when sampling was still in its infancy, and before producers started to pride themselves on obscurity, and on chopping up samples creatively, this was the approach of many a hip-hop song, and rap was none the poorer for it. When you have voices as distinctive and strong as EPMD, less is more.




                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    I’m Housin’ (LP Vocal)
                                                    I’m Housin’ (Instrumental)

                                                    EPMD's initial success in 1987 seemed to take a lot of people by surprise. Without build-up or fanfare, they launched this stunning debut record and, so illprepared were people for it, that the label was still misspelling their name! The early 12" copies of 'It's My Thing' - and the hard to find UK 7" that followed shortly after - have them billed as EPEE MD. Before they were signed, they were going by EEPMD, but they decided to drop an E due to the success of the west coast's Eazy E. The one person not surprised by their success, however, was hip-hop pioneer and producer Kurtis Mantronik, who actually signed them to Fresh Records. It's fitting that he's the man that saw their promise, as he himself was one to go against the grain. His electro-influenced productions for Mantronix and Just Ice were ahead of their time, and perhaps in EPMD he saw kindred spirits. Because, at the time this dropped, hip-hop was going up tempo, taking its cue from James Brown samples and picking up the pace.

                                                    On both 'It's My Thing' - underpinned by the languorous 'Seven Minutes of Funk' by The Whole Darn Family - and 'You're a Customer', with its combination of ZZ Top and Steve Miller Band - Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith slow things right down. It gives their vocals time to breathe and allows us to enjoy the interplay of their metaphor and simile-heavy lyrics. As calling cards go, they don't come any better than this.

                                                    Stunning debut that has become a bona fide classic. The  originakl 7" release very hard to find so props to Mr. Bongo for dishing us out a legit reissue. 

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    It's My Thing
                                                    You're A Customer

                                                    Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra

                                                    Promises

                                                    You can't help thinking that everyone involved in this project was very, very pleased. For Sam Shepherd - graduate of Chethams School of Music - and a modern day dance music luminary, to play with one of the old school jazz greats, and perhaps the greatest saxophonists still alive, Pharoah Sanders must have surely caused untold sleepless nights of excitement. For Pharoah Sanders equally - to be brought back into service by a current musical stalwart, inflecting his timeless musical utterances onto a whole new generation of listeners, from jazz camps and beyond - another late honour for a lifetime of servitude to jazz.

                                                    Let's not forget London Symphony Orchestra either; who must have literally guffawed with astonishment when they were drafted in for the occasion - two musicians at the very top of their game spanning over 50 years of heritage is a badge of honour no-one can ever take away from you.

                                                    And so it is that you can almost feel the privilege and magic of the occasion within the first couple of languid, laid back, drumless tracks. Sanders' sax recorded close to the mouth so as to capture every last breath of personality as he meanders over a rather neo-spiritual-jazz soundbed crafted by Floating Points dazzling array of synths and keys. A proud owner of the Arp Oddessy 2600, he utilizes the instrument with his own virtuistic method; just as all the players approach their own personal instruments.

                                                    After spending much of side A in a celestial, horizontal slumber it's clear by side B's autumnal opening movement that the pace isn't going to increase in a hurry. Taking us through highly intimate orchestral passages and back to Sanders' expressive sax, Floating Points plays a supportive and directive role; guiding these musical dreams and spiritual jazz musings through subtle cues and atmospheric changes.

                                                    It's an ambitious project that could have failed miserably; cursed by over-excitable or worse still, conflicting egos. Instead there's an air of compassion, delicacy and sympathy to each and everyone involved - resulting in a completely uncluttered and rather quite outstanding body of music which does none of the artists involved a disservice - rather lifts their careers into new and pioneering realms.

                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                    Matt says: A beautiful orchestral piece that while both resplendent with FP's and PS's wonderful idiosyncrasies; recalls the gorgeous depth of Prefab Sprout's "I Trawl The Megahertz" but without the vocal parts! Epic!

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    Side 1
                                                    1. Promises (Movement 1) (1:16)
                                                    2. Promises (Movement 2) (3:56)
                                                    3. Promises (Movement 3) (3:16)
                                                    4. Promises (Movement 4) (3:39)
                                                    5. Promises (Movement 5) (6:06)

                                                    Side 2
                                                    1. Promises (Movement 6) (8:25)
                                                    2. Promises (Movement 7) (3:26)
                                                    3. Promises (Movement 8) (9:57)
                                                    4. Promises (Movement 9) (5:43)

                                                    Nils Frahm

                                                    Old Friends New Friends

                                                      Old Friends New Friends was pieced together during the pandemic as Frahm used the time to arrange his archives, conscious of the sheer number of recordings he’d accumulated. Having selected his favourites, he realised how, when he listened to them together, they offered “a different spectrum of freedom for me. I forgot that some tracks are ten years old, some two, and they’re all played on different pianos. Instead I remembered how, as a fan, I love albums like this. With a lot of my records there’s a point where you feel, ‘This is the centrepiece,’ but here I wasn’t really worrying about that. It still feels like my universe, though, and I’m proud that all these things which I never found a way to unite before now work together. It’s like I tossed flowers indiscriminately into a vase and then realised it looked exactly right.”

                                                      One can only guess how difficult it may initially have been to narrow down candidates for public consumption from the wealth of choices, because even selecting highlights from Old Friends New Friends is a challenge. Nonetheless, among its almost 80 minutes of music are the fluid ‘Rain Take’, in which his instrument’s glistening ripples are married with the distant sound of a deluge outside; ‘Wedding Walzer’, a Satie-esque piece so intimate Frahm’s pedal-work threatens to overshadow its delicate melody; the unexpectedly touching ‘Then Patterns’, the exquisitely graceful ‘Acting’, and the redemptive, radiant ‘The Chords Broken Down’. Clearly, these are much more than outtakes, something Frahm has no trouble explaining. “Often tracks that don’t make it onto an album are the ones with the most boldness and bravery.”

                                                      Frahm has other reasons to release this record, too, among them a craving to protect his legacy in an era where ‘bonus material’ is in constant demand. “The nature of the mind – and a hard drive – is that you forget a lot of stuff,” he says, “and I hate the idea that somebody might browse through my things trying to find something I’d forgotten. I’ll probably burn everything before I go, but these are pieces I wanted to put out. So this is an original ‘Nils Frahm’, so to speak, not somebody curating a leftover meal.”

                                                      Furthermore, Frahm felt an urge to clean the slate before making his next move. His debut, Streichelfisch, was released 16 years ago, and not only has his solo output since then been prolific but he’s also engaged in large amounts of collaborative work with friends like Ólafur Arnalds, Peter Broderick, F.S. Blumm, Library Tapes and Anne Müller. “My intuition,” he says, “is that it’s easier for me to start over if the body of work from the last ten years or so is organised enough that I never need worry about it again. It’s time to forget about the past, but in order to never think about it again I have to address it first.”

                                                      Whether or not it’s prudent to add to the significant amount of music he’s released in recent years, Frahm’s unconcerned. “History tells us people sometimes pick up on records years later and still like them, so hopefully my music isn’t bound to any specific date. If people hear this for the first time in, say, 20 years, they won’t worry about when it came out, or whether something else also came out the same year. And anyway: who knows? Maybe at some point down the line I won’t release any albums for five years!”

                                                      As for how he feels letting the music loose into the world, Frahm simply chuckles. “It’s like if your kids finally move out when they’re 23, and you realise, ‘Shit, this could have happened years ago!’”

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. 4:33 (a Tribute To John Cage)
                                                      2. Late
                                                      3. Berduxe
                                                      4. Rain Take
                                                      5. Todo Nada
                                                      6. Weddinger Walzer
                                                      7. In The Making
                                                      8. Further In The Making
                                                      9. All Numbers End
                                                      10. The Idea Machine
                                                      11. Then Patterns
                                                      12. Corn
                                                      13. New Friend
                                                      14. Nils Has A New Piano
                                                      15. Acting
                                                      16. As A Reminder
                                                      17. Iced Wood
                                                      18. Strickleiter
                                                      19. The Chords
                                                      20. The Chords Broken Down
                                                      21. Forgetmenot
                                                      22. Restive
                                                      23. Old Friend

                                                      Freeez

                                                      Keep In Touch

                                                        Far Out Recordings presents a double bill of two monumental Brit funk classics. Keep In Touch and Stay were the first two 12” singles by the iconic Freeez, both self-funded passion projects of its founding member John Rocca, for his own Pink Rhythm imprint.

                                                        It all started over the counter at Derek’s Records on Petticoat Lane, London in the mid-70s. Rocca - at the time a budding teenage percussionist - met the prolific guitarist, composer, producer and all round brit funk fixer Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick (also the father of Far Out producer Daniel Maunick). Best known as the founding member of Light of the World, Incognito, and more recently Str4ta, Bluey’s involvement in the origins of Freeez are lesser known, but no less crucial. Bluey invited Rocca to a weekly jam session in an East London basement, where they would develop their craft, form their first band Freeez and develop the idea for ‘Keep In Touch’: “Back in the basement there was this one particular track we were playing that I really loved. It had a groove that I thought I could sell” Rocca reminisces.

                                                        Going against the advice of all the musicians involved, who thought he was mad and set to lose all his money, John decided to go full DIY, hire out a high end studio in the West End to record ‘Keep In Touch’ and release it as a private press, birthing his now famed Pink Rhythm label. Featuring Bluey on guitar, Peter Maas on bass, Paul Morgan on drums, Jason Wright on keyboards, and John Rocca on percussion, Keep In Touch was a surprise underground hit selling over 5000 copies and reaching #49 in the UK, leading Freeez into a record deal with Pye / Calibre.

                                                        Still giddy from the experience of having produced and pressed his first record at the age of just 19, John set out to do it all again with ‘Stay’ and ‘Hot Footing It’, enlisting Bluey & co once again. This time Rocca attempted to take things to the next level by adding vocals into the mix. Though this new arrangement initially backfired and cost John the deal with Pye / Calibre who weren’t feeling the slight change of vibe, original copies of the Stay 12” have become one of the most in demand from the brit funk canon.

                                                        These foundational DIY 12” singles paved the way for Freeez to become a household name in the history of British funk who went on to record hits like ‘Southern Freeze’ and ‘IOU’ as well as underground cult classics like ‘Melodies of Love’ and ‘India’ as Pink Rhythm, John Rocca’s later formation of Freeez named after his imprint.

                                                        Far Out will be releasing a very limited run of the two 12”s (1000 copies of each), both redesigned in the style of the original private presses.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Keep In Touch
                                                        2. Keep In Touch (Edit)

                                                        Freeez

                                                        Stay / Hot Footing It

                                                          Far Out Recordings presents a double bill of two monumental Brit funk classics. Keep In Touch and Stay were the first two 12” singles by the iconic Freeez, both self-funded passion projects of its founding member John Rocca, for his own Pink Rhythm imprint.

                                                          It all started over the counter at Derek’s Records on Petticoat Lane, London in the mid-70s. Rocca - at the time a budding teenage percussionist - met the prolific guitarist, composer, producer and all round brit funk fixer Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick (also the father of Far Out producer Daniel Maunick). Best known as the founding member of Light of the World, Incognito, and more recently Str4ta, Bluey’s involvement in the origins of Freeez are lesser known, but no less crucial. Bluey invited Rocca to a weekly jam session in an East London basement, where they would develop their craft, form their first band Freeez and develop the idea for ‘Keep In Touch’: “Back in the basement there was this one particular track we were playing that I really loved. It had a groove that I thought I could sell” Rocca reminisces.

                                                          Going against the advice of all the musicians involved, who thought he was mad and set to lose all his money, John decided to go full DIY, hire out a high end studio in the West End to record ‘Keep In Touch’ and release it as a private press, birthing his now famed Pink Rhythm label. Featuring Bluey on guitar, Peter Maas on bass, Paul Morgan on drums, Jason Wright on keyboards, and John Rocca on percussion, Keep In Touch was a surprise underground hit selling over 5000 copies and reaching #49 in the UK, leading Freeez into a record deal with Pye / Calibre.

                                                          Still giddy from the experience of having produced and pressed his first record at the age of just 19, John set out to do it all again with ‘Stay’ and ‘Hot Footing It’, enlisting Bluey & co once again. This time Rocca attempted to take things to the next level by adding vocals into the mix. Though this new arrangement initially backfired and cost John the deal with Pye / Calibre who weren’t feeling the slight change of vibe, original copies of the Stay 12” have become one of the most in demand from the brit funk canon.

                                                          These foundational DIY 12” singles paved the way for Freeez to become a household name in the history of British funk who went on to record hits like ‘Southern Freeze’ and ‘IOU’ as well as underground cult classics like ‘Melodies of Love’ and ‘India’ as Pink Rhythm, John Rocca’s later formation of Freeez named after his imprint.

                                                          Far Out will be releasing a very limited run of the two 12”s (1000 copies of each), both redesigned in the style of the original private presses.

                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                          Matt says: Another essential Brit-funk group headed by John Rocca. You probably know "Southern Freez" but I think "Stay", featured here, pips it to the post. Either way, these fresh reissues are a welcome addition to any boogie / funk / disco record collection.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1. Stay

                                                          2. Hot Footing It

                                                          Johnny Funk

                                                          In The Ghetto/ Here Comes Johnny - Inc. Electro Force Remix

                                                          303 Records present another classic release back on vinyl! It's the legendary Johnny Funk and his undefinable crossover soul / electro track "In The Ghetto / Here Comes Johnny" from 1996. Mixing electronic soul with the more kinetic rhythms of techno, Funk achieved a completely unique and intriguing musical lifeform. Here, all original mixes are included, all with slightly different palettes and vibes but all sounding truly killer. This track was so ahead of its time upon release that it sounds unfathomably futuristic today! Honestly, don't miss this one folks...

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          A1. Ghetto Acid
                                                          A2. Ghetto Beats
                                                          B1. In The Ghetto
                                                          B2. Here Comes Beats

                                                          Fuzz

                                                          Levitation Sessions

                                                            Heavy psych power trio Charles Moothart, Ty Segall and Chad Ubovich hit the stage for the first time together in five years bringing a full set spanning their entire discography, and new album, III! Recorded at Zebulon in Los Angeles, CA.

                                                            In Oct 2020 the band released their first album in 5 years, III, scorching the earth with pure primitive rock and roll mastery captured by the sonic guru Steve Albini. It’s a record that is meant to be heard and experienced live, and their Levitation Sessions set is the smoldering slab of heavy psych we’ve all been waiting for, recorded at Zebulon in Los Angeles, CA. Director Joshua Erkman alongside sound engineers Matthew Littlejohn and Mike Kriebel, capture FUZZ’s intense energy backdropped by electric artwork from artist Tatiana Kartomten.

                                                            “We wanted to create something that felt like more than just a replacement for seeing us live. This is the first time we had played songs from III in the context of a set, and we found new footing on some of the old songs. This led us down avenues we hadn’t seen in rehearsal. To find ourselves in the space right in between ‘lost’ and ‘found’ (aka live) was both alarming and electrifying after having been away from it for so long.” - FUZZ.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            SIDE A
                                                            1. Earthen Gate
                                                            2. Sleighride
                                                            3. Returning
                                                            4. Time Collapse
                                                            5. The 7th Terror

                                                            SIDE B
                                                            1. Rat Race
                                                            2. Jack The Maggot
                                                            3. Pipe
                                                            4. Spit
                                                            5. Raise
                                                            6. Hazemaze

                                                            Phill Gatenby & Craig Gill

                                                            The Manchester Musical History Tour

                                                              From the late 1950's, Mancunians have had a passion for creating and following great music. Be it live or via recordings, the city centre has been a magnet for generations of locals - and in recent years music fans from all over the country and beyond - to enjoy.

                                                              Whilst cities such as Liverpool and Memphis turned their musical heritage into a tourist attractions, Manchester kept looking forward, developing new scenes and tastes. Yet the 2002 film "Twenty-Four Hour Party People" was probably the point at which Manchester music fans started to look back at the rich musical history of their city. This coincided with the publication of the book "Morrissey's Manchester" by Phill Gatenby, also in 2002 and numerous other publications penned by luminaries of the Manchester scene.

                                                              Following the success of "Morrissey's Manchester", a guide book dedicated to locations associated with The Smiths, author Phill Gatenby has put together several tours featuring other world famous Manchester bands from the Buzzcocks via Joy Division to Oasis, Elbow and Doves as well as the various scenes from beat to acid house or even lo-fi.

                                                              An interesting guide for anyone with an interest in British music, the guide documents the various clubs and venues that have influenced Manchester based musicians over the last 50 years.

                                                              Phill Gatenby

                                                              Morrissey's Manchester

                                                                Lyrically unique, Morrissey saw 1980s Manchester differently. Where most recognised the derelict remains of a Victorian warehouse, he saw humour, where others saw post-industrial squalor, he felt the frission of romance. 

                                                                As a result, the city became as much a aprt of The Smiths' output as the guitars, drums, and vocals. Unusually, these places still exist and provide the devotee with a place of pilgramage. 

                                                                The most fundamental change any reader will notice are the continual changes to Manchester itself - a city in perpetual flux. Since the first edition, venues have been demolished, refurbished, or shorn of their identity. Now updated, Morrissey's Manchester has added new places to visit, more lyrical references and more background information on one of the world's most influential bands.


                                                                Geese

                                                                Low Era / Smoke In Japan

                                                                  Geese are a band that begins and ends in Brooklyn, as a project between friends to build a home studio out of a basement.

                                                                  Their debut album, ‘Projector’ (from which this single is taken), is born from the same ambition: make music by any means necessary. The songs were recorded with sneakers as mic stands and blankets draped over the amps, all within the afternoon following a school day, up until they ran the risk of noise complaints. 

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  A - Low Era
                                                                  B - Smoke In Japan

                                                                  Geese

                                                                  Projector

                                                                    Geese is a band that begins and ends in Brooklyn, as a project between friends to build a home studio out of a basement. Their songs are born from the same ambition: make music by any means necessary. They began recording together with sneakers as mic stands and blankets draped over the amps, all within the afternoon following a school day, up until they ran the risk of noise complaints. Recently, they signed a record deal, so they are thinking about moving on from sneaker-laden mics and blanketed amps, but their musical ethos has not changed a bit. Curiously alien, yet strangely familiar, the band’s debut album, Projector, is a product of five teenagers whose love of music touches every part of their lives: their restless anxiety about their futures, and their pent-up frustration with their present-a perspective all too familiar in today’s uncertain world.

                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                    Darryl says: Straight out of Brooklyn this teenage five piece are definitely ones to watch! Their debut album on Partisan recalls classic NY post-punk; Talking Heads, Strokes and LCD Soundsystem.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1. Rain Dance
                                                                    2. Low Era
                                                                    3. Fantasies / Survival
                                                                    4. First World Warrior
                                                                    5. Disco
                                                                    6. Projector
                                                                    7. Exploding House
                                                                    8. Bottle
                                                                    9. Opportunity Is Knocking

                                                                    Christmas music: a peculiar genre that offers everything from solemnity to exuberance. Christmas carols are beloved, largely uncontested vessels for emotion and memory, gratitude and generosity.

                                                                    Enter Chilly Gonzales.

                                                                    Composer, showman in slippers and a bathrobe, he has a deep dedication to his craft: he’s an Entertainer. His humble service to this calling lends a certain inevitability to this announcement: Chilly Gonzales has made a Christmas album.

                                                                    From feudal oldies to newer holiday pop canon, A very chilly christmas surveys a broad scope of seasonal repertoire and sentiment. There’s grandeur and solemnity, there’s austerity and merriment, and there’s Mariah Carey.

                                                                    With his unabashed loyalty to melody, Gonzales’ approach deftly navigates the myth of one shared songbook with a collection that opts for nuance over pomp. From Wenceslas to Wham, the great revelation of this collection is the restrained, distilled beauty of Gonzales’ signature minor key interpretations.

                                                                    “Christmas is a time of very mixed intense emotion for me, and the existing canon often sounds like a forced smile. Christmas is a typical time for superficial happiness, but also a time for reflection and mourning the sad events throughout the year, and to play the songs in a minor key makes Christmas more authentic and realistic.”

                                                                    A very chilly christmas finds its star in The Banister Bough, the album’s sole original song. This tinseled, sugar-plum collaboration with Feist, complete with miniaturized Jeunet-esque stop-motion animated video, balances delicate whimsy with an ecological message in disguise as a home decorating tutorial. The song gently encourages us to reimagine traditions, those we claim and those we inherit, for the generations to come.

                                                                    Another album standout is the cover of Snow Is Falling In Manhattan by David Berman, a fellow Christmas-loving Jew. Jarvis Cocker’s fireside vocals and Feist’s ember-afterglow chorus are nestled amongst Gonzales’ piano and a flute. This stop-motion video sees Gonzales and Jarvis de-ambulating through the snowy streets of Manhattan, watching as stoops gets salted and peering in a window at the crackling fireplace inside where an outsider has been taken in.

                                                                    From solo arrangements to intricate, delicate additions of strings, bells, choir and more, A very chilly christmas also features Gonzales’ frequent stage and studio collaborator, cellist Stella Le Page. As a whole, the album’s gift is the space it creates for quieter moments amid the flurry and noise of the season.

                                                                    Since the final pre-pandemic stops of his Solo Piano III tour in early 2020, Gonzo has continued to explore and create. New episodes of his ongoing Pop Music Masterclass series add Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” and Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” to the library and Christmas song episodes are in the works. Chilly Gonzales also recently announced a new book, ENYA: A Treatise On Unguilty Pleasures, due in October. In this musical memoir, he examines his and millions of other peoples’ enthusiasm for Enya’s singular music and asks: Does music have to be smart or does it just have to go to the heart?


                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                    Barry says: Gonzales has never been one to go with the crowd, and this display of christmas cheer gone minor-key only serves to prove that point. It's another side to the uplifting anthems and choral singalong we'd expect, but if anything a lot easier to listen to. Variety is the spice of life, and with Chilly, you definitely get spice (sorry).

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    01. Silent Night
                                                                    02. Good King Wenceslas
                                                                    03. Silver Bells
                                                                    04. Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
                                                                    05. Last Christmas
                                                                    06. The Banister Bough (feat Feist)
                                                                    07. Jingle Bells
                                                                    08. All I Want For Christmas Is You
                                                                    09. In The Bleak Midwinter (feat Jarvis Cocker)
                                                                    10. Snow Is Falling In Manhattan (feat Jarvis Cocker And Feist)
                                                                    11. O Tannenbaum
                                                                    12. Maria Durch Ein Dornwald Ging
                                                                    13. O Come, All Ye Faithful
                                                                    14. We Three Kings
                                                                    15. Auld Lang Mynor

                                                                    Adelaide based producer Mell Hall graces Club Sweat with the main room pressure of "Knock Knock". Featuring Thandi Phoenix on vocal duties, the track is a certified modern disco-funk masterpiece! 

                                                                    Drawing inspiration from the likes of Horse Meat Disco, Dimitri From Paris and Dr. Packer, "Knock Knock" builds suspense with an uplifting piano melody, before exploding into an energetic and vibrant chorus filled with a bumping bassline, horns and quintessential disco guitar chords. All with that hi-def, galvanized production that makes it beam outta the speaker stacks in all its multicoloured glory.Comes with a vibrant dub plus two chunky remixes. Dr. Packer doing what he does best and teases out the tension, looping up bits of the piano and vocal to devastating effect. Mark Lower opts for a decidedly more electric and boogie-informed route, working filters and white noise whooshes around that sumptious vocal and dropping into some seriously heavy electro-boogie flurries. Absolutely massive! 



                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    Side 1
                                                                    1. Knock Knock
                                                                    2. Knock Knock (dub)
                                                                    Side 2
                                                                    1. Knock Knock (Dr Packer Remix)
                                                                    2. Knock Knock (Mark Lower Remix)

                                                                    Halo Benders

                                                                    God Don't Make No Junk - 2021 Reissue

                                                                      Initial collaboration between Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening and Doug Martsch of Built to Spill. These recording sessions at Olympia, WA Dub Narcotic Studio took place in 1993, just prior to the release of the debut Built to Spill album Ultimate Alternative Wavers. The combination of the two voices was a happy accident that proved to be the combos winning charm. Also Available From Halo Benders: Don't Tell Me Now CASS / LP, The Rebels Not In CASS / LP. Trouser Press called the album "a sampler of extraordinary diversity" and "a stack of strange gems." Gimme Indie Rock: 500 Essential American Underground Rock Albums 1981-1996 praised "Canned Oxygen," calling it "a musical high point for both principal personalities." Spin listed the album as one of "Rock's 25 Greatest Team-ups." 

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1 Snowfall
                                                                      2 Don't Touch My Bikini
                                                                      3 Will Work For Food
                                                                      4 Freedom Ride
                                                                      5 Sit On It
                                                                      6 Canned Oxygen
                                                                      7 Scarin
                                                                      8 On A Tip
                                                                      9 I Can't Believe It's True
                                                                      10 Big Rock Candy Mountain

                                                                      Matthew Halsall

                                                                      Salute To The Sun Live At Hallé St. Peter's

                                                                        Salute to the Sun: Live at Hallé St Peter's documents a very special concert recorded at the iconic Manchester venue during lockdown.

                                                                        Released in November 2020, Matthew's Halsall'sSalute to the Sunwas the trumpeter's first album since 2015'sInto Foreverand marked the debut of his new band. A hand-picked ensemble featuring some of Manchester's finest young musicians. The album drew it's energy from the band's weekly sessions and was inspired by Halsall's love of nature. Lush and spiritual it received universal praise, but Halsall and his band were frustrated that they were unable to share their beautiful new sound live with an audience.

                                                                        On November 25th 2020, Halsall took his band into the iconic Manchester venue,Hallé St Peter's,for a concert recording in aid of the charityMindand was streamed to a global audience in the thousands the concert was also recorded for posterity.

                                                                        "When we recorded Salute to the Sun, I wanted to create something playful but also quite earthy and organic that connected to the sounds in nature. It seemed to strike a chord with people and I was blown away by the response to the album. Our concert film, recorded at the height of last winter's lockdown was a special moment for us all and I feel that the concert recording captured something beautiful that we wanted to share".

                                                                        Salute to the Sun: Live at Hallé St Peter's featuresMatthew Halsall– trumpet,Matt Cliffe- flute & saxophone,Maddie Herbert– harp,Gavin Barras– bass,Liviu Gheorghe– piano,Alan Taylor– drums andJack McCarthy- percussion

                                                                        The recording has been mixed by Matthew Halsall andGeorge Atkinsat80 Hertzand is mastered byPeter BeckmannatTechnology Works. The vinyl was cut at Calyx in Berlin and the album is pressed at Optimal in Germany. It is presented in the form of a limited edition 2LP set with artwork by legendary designerIan AndersonofThe Designers Republic.

                                                                        Spread over three sides of the vinyl LP for maximum fidelity the fourth side of the LP (side D) features an etching ofDaniel Halsall's now iconic artwork for the album Salute to the Sun and copies are strictly limited with just 3000 available in total. The album will also be available for download and on streaming platforms.

                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                        Millie says: Recorded just over a year ago, Salute to the Sun recording feels momentous for the historic venue and beautiful orchestral works. The concert has been encapsulated in time, featuring a sublime sound from Mathew Halsall as always. Such a joy to listen to.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. Harmony With Nature (Live At Hallé St Peter's)
                                                                        2. Joyful Spirits Of The Universe (Live At Hallé St Peter's)
                                                                        3. Canopy & Stars (Live At Hallé St Peter's)
                                                                        4. Mindfulness Meditations (Live At Hallé St Peter's)
                                                                        5. Tropical Landscapes (Live At Hallé St Peter's)
                                                                        6. Salute To The Sun (Live At Hallé St Peter's)

                                                                        ‘Fleuves de l'Ame’ is the debut album of Paris-based Tunisan artist Houeida Hedfi, produced with Olof Dreijer of The Knife. Originally a percussionist, ‘Fleuves de l' me’, is an elegant marriage of traditional folk music and contemporary sound design drawing references from Hedfi's drumming expertise and the textures of Tunisian music alongside a startlingly broad array of global genres.

                                                                        Hedfi came to music late, getting her first drum kit aged 27 when she was already established as an academic in the field of economics / mathematics. Alongside teaching she toured playing a contemporary spin on stambeli, a genre of Afro-Arab sufi trance music heavy on rhythms. “I loved it,” she recalls, “but I had this need for melody. There was no room for that within our group, so I realised I had to start my own project.” She enlisted the help of Tunisian violin player Radhi Chaouali and Palestinian bouzouk player Jalal Nader and began rehearshals. Over nine years of travel between Tunisia, France, and Dreijer’s Berlin studio, Hedfi refined each composition with a perfectionist’s ear and found a home in melody.

                                                                        During composition it was essential to Hedfi that the songs contained the quarter tones characteristic of Tunisian/Arabic music. “I wanted it to sound like me. In my mind, if you delete these quarter tones, it’s like deleting all the verbs from a sentence.” While her musical influences are not limited to Tunisia, she still views her album as a modern take on Tunisian music. “It’s not just Tunisian,” she adds, “it’s also made by a woman. That makes a difference. My music doesn’t take up so much space, it has nuance. If I had to put a nationality to my music, I would also put a gender to it.”

                                                                        Each track is named for a different river, referencing both the safety found in the sound of water and the sinuous drama of each composition, which often starts peacefully, before evolving to encompass drama and tension, conflict and resolution. 


                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                        Barry says: A beautiful marriage of swooning modern classical and traditional Tunisian folk music, with moments of elegiac pensiveness and more exuberant, shimmering beauty. A wonderfully written and beautifully crafted masterpiece.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        Side A
                                                                        Souffles Du Nil
                                                                        Namami Gange (Obéissance Au Gange)
                                                                        Side B
                                                                        Envol Du Mékong
                                                                        Appel Du Danube
                                                                        Side C
                                                                        Baisers Amers De L’Euphrate
                                                                        Les Cloches De Yamuna
                                                                        Echos De Medjerda
                                                                        Side D
                                                                        Cheminement Du Tigre



                                                                        The Jimi Hendrix Experience

                                                                        Paris 1967 - Black Friday Edition

                                                                          AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                                                                          LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                          Another amazing release from the official Jimi Hendrix 'bootleg label' Dagger Records, this raw, direct-to-two-track, live recording from the Olympia Theatre in Paris was captured for French national radio and documents the Jimi Hendrix Experience's triumphant return to France almost one year to-the-date of their 1966 debut. Recorded on October 9, 1967, this concert found the Jimi Hendrix Experience in top form, roaring out of the gate with "Stone Free," followed by vibrant renditions of "Hey Joe," "Fire," "The Wind Cries Mary" and "Catfish Blues." Then, "Rock Me Baby" and a compact "Red House" prefaced a grinding, muscular take of "Purple Haze" punctuated with an electrifying "Wild Thing," replete with a rousing, tongue-in-cheek lead vocal that emphatically closed the show.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          Stone Free
                                                                          Hey Joe
                                                                          Fire
                                                                          Catfish Blues
                                                                          Rock Me Baby
                                                                          Red House
                                                                          Purple Haze
                                                                          Wild Thing

                                                                          Balmat’s second release comes from Hoavi, aka Kirill Vasin, a Russian electronic musician whose work approaches what might be familiar reference points - deepest dub techno, atmospheric ambient, liquid drum’n’bass - with a singular and refreshing point of view.

                                                                          Compiled during a fruitful interchange between label and artist, “Music for Six Rooms” has been culled down from a huge selection of tracks, its disparate moods distilled into 10 profoundly immersive tracks that touch upon dream pop, dub techno, and new age, all swirled together into the headiest of ambient dreamscapes.

                                                                          Active since the early 2010s, when he founded his Shells Rattle label, Hoavi has released on a number of labels including floe, Snare Tapes, Fauxpas, and Minor Notes. “Invariant”, released on his own label, Peak Oil has suffered the wrath of the Great Pressing Plant Scandal of 2021, and is only just surfacing now, after being recorded in 2019! We think that, along with this what you’ve got in your hands (or on your browser) offers a wonderfully complementary view of Hoavi’s talents - one rhythmic, the other largely beatless, yet both of them sensuous in the extreme. Hoavi is an artist to get immersed and obsessed with – we hope you enjoy “Music For Six Rooms” as much as we do! 


                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1. Sosnovka Voices
                                                                          A2. Cosworth
                                                                          A3. Music For Six Rooms
                                                                          A4. Arpdx
                                                                          A5. Destination
                                                                          B1. Antaxis
                                                                          B2. Tanto
                                                                          B3. Transition State
                                                                          B4. 3301
                                                                          B5. Siren

                                                                          Holy Other

                                                                          Lieve

                                                                            Lieve is the long-awaited second LP by British electronic music producer Holy Other. Emerging from an extended stay at Bidston Observatory on the Wirral, Lieve was recorded throughout 2020 in the North West of England.

                                                                            Using the acoustics of the observatory — the cavernous basement and the geometrically-perfect wooden domes — Holy Other recorded and resampled material that would become the bedrock of Lieve.

                                                                            A marker in the sand as his first output since 2012’s critically acclaimed Held, these recordings — including the voice of NYX’s Sian O’Gorman, violin from Simmy Singh and saxophone from Daniel Thorne — were cut, manipulated and pieced together to form Lieve.

                                                                            “How do you break up with a place?”

                                                                            Have you ever tried to leave your problems behind? No matter how hard you try to reshape yourself, your past remains. This is an album about L(i)eaving, coming to terms with the past, and trying to live in the present.

                                                                            Much like his past work, Holy Other leaves the listener to draw their own semantic conclusions from the record. The lyrics are ambiguous — ghostly voices, whispers and stutters interwoven with his signature sound palette.

                                                                            Still, the expressive mood from prior releases remains intact, even if these intimate textures and deft rhythms pick up more mature questions about false starts and failed escapes.

                                                                            The title track single Lieve breaks almost a decade of silence, finding the language to articulate painful feelings, exhaling, and moving forward.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            1. Dirt Under Your Nails
                                                                            2. Lieve
                                                                            3. Absolutes
                                                                            4. Heartrendering
                                                                            5. Up Heave
                                                                            6. Whatever You Are You're Not Mine
                                                                            7. Groundless
                                                                            8. Refuse
                                                                            9. Shudder
                                                                            10. Bough Down

                                                                            Catherine Howe

                                                                            What A Beautiful Place - 2021 Reissue

                                                                              This recorded autobiography of Catherine Howe, age 20, briefly appeared in 1971. Too young for memoirs, most artists have barely established any sort of musical competence by the age of legal adulthood, let alone compositions matching the maturity and complexity of Howe’s. What A Beautiful Place, however, is a prodigious effort wrought from the melancholy ruminations of post-adolescence. The album’s twelve songs unfold like a classic bildungsroman, beginning in the smoke-stained industrial county of Yorkshire, transformed by the electrified creative landscape of mid-century London, and retiring to the warm pastoral bliss of the county of Dorset on England’s southern coast. Produced by noted jazz pianist Bobby Scott, the LP—oft-mistaken for a concept album—was available for only a month in the summer of 1971, disappearing after Reflection Records’ shuttering in 1971.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Prologue
                                                                              2. My Child
                                                                              3. On A Misty Morning
                                                                              4. Nothing More Than Strangers
                                                                              5. Up North
                                                                              6. Interlude
                                                                              7. It's Not Likely
                                                                              8. It Comes With The Breezes
                                                                              9. Words Through A Locked Door
                                                                              10. What A Beautiful Place
                                                                              11. Innocence Of A Child
                                                                              12. Epilogue

                                                                              Hurray For The Riff Raff

                                                                              The Navigator - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

                                                                                Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
                                                                                Limited to one per person.


                                                                                I Coccodrilli

                                                                                Sabato Italiano

                                                                                  Big time Italian funk / disco 7" here that I have to admit, I thought was a reissue - so authentic is the sound! Humongous bassline, sumptuous strings, contagious chorus and galvanized Strat chops, don't forget the high and low Q's too!

                                                                                  Seriously, this takes us right back to the Riviera, circa '84-'85, when those big boogie bombs crossed over the Atlantic and began merging with the Italo disco sound of the time. Except it's brand new - and it's the band's FIRST single!

                                                                                  Apparently being born on a Saturday is a good omen in Italy, and the song's subject, from what I can garner, is such. It's got that feel good, charged and optimistic spirit which would certainly get you gee'd up and ready for action on a Saturday night...

                                                                                  Stupendously good, limited copies, don't sleep! 


                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                  Matt says: Big time Italian funk / disco 7" here that I have to admit, I thought was a reissue - so authentic is the sound!

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Side 1
                                                                                  1. Sabato Italiano (4:37)
                                                                                  Side 2
                                                                                  1. Sabato Italiano (instrumental) (4:37)

                                                                                  Julia Jacklin

                                                                                  Don't Let The Kids Win - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

                                                                                    Love Record Stores Edition available instore from 10am on Saturday September 4th, any remaining copies will be available on online from 9pm on the same day.
                                                                                    Limited to one per person.


                                                                                    Jackson Conti

                                                                                    Sujinho - Black Friday Edition

                                                                                      AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                                                                                      LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                      Madlib Invazion reissues Madlib’s collaboration with legendary Brazilian drummer Ivan “Mamao” Conti, propellant for lauded jazz fusion archetypes Azymuth. 5000 pressed for worldwide. Debuts on Black Friday. First released in 2008 on CD by the US based Mochilla imprint with vinyl being issued only in Europe on the Kindered Sprits label. Both formats are out of print with vinyl unavailble since its initial run. Alternate cover artwork, photography by B+.

                                                                                      When Madlib went to Brazil in 2002 with Mochilla to participate in the production of Brasilintime his one mission was to meet Ivan “Mamao” Conti the drummer of the legendary trio Azymuth. Madlib had made an Azymuth tribute record he wanted to play for him. On a rainy night in Rio Mamao and Madlib went in the studio. Several hours later the rhythm tracks that make up Sujinho were laid and the process began. Featuring the music of Madlib, Mamao, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque de Hollanda, Luiz Eca, Baden Powell, Vinicius De Moraes, Marcos Valle, Joao Donato, Dom Um Romao, Airto Moreira and even George Duke… and with guest vocals by Thalma De Freitas — Jackson Conti is a unique and classic record. Filled with the angularity and edge of a Madlib production and underwritten by the polyrhythmics of Mamao — Sujinho takes Brazilian music into places it has never been, bringing oft forgotten classics like Upa Neguinho to 21st century ears. 

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      Mamaoism
                                                                                      Barumba
                                                                                      Anna De Amsterdam Interlude
                                                                                      Praça Da Republica
                                                                                      Papaia
                                                                                      Brasilian Sugar
                                                                                      Sao Paulo Nights
                                                                                      Xibaba
                                                                                      Upa Neguinho (feat. Thalma De Freitas)
                                                                                      Casa Forte
                                                                                      Amazon Stroll
                                                                                      Berimbau
                                                                                      Anna De Amsterdam Reprise
                                                                                      Waiting On The Corner
                                                                                      Tijuca Man
                                                                                      Nao Tem Nada Nao
                                                                                      Sunset At Sujinho
                                                                                      Segura Esta Onda (feat. Mamao On Vocals)

                                                                                      Jaga Jazzist

                                                                                      Pyramid Remix

                                                                                        Jaga Jazzist's 'Pyramid' displayed a wonderful mix of soaring electronics and jagged avant jazz, and their latest eandeavour sees a number of shining lights in today's electronic music landscape pull out the stems for a brilliantly diverse and wonderfully exploratory set of remixes. 

                                                                                        Petter Eldh's remix of 'The Shrine' sees the main refrain chopped up and scattered liberally among a few shards of industrial noises and shimmering synth swells, kicking things off in wonderful fashion before the pulsing dystopian glimmer of the OKIOK rework of the same piece. It seems odd to have two remixes of the same piece following each-other but in this instance they're so wildly different that you can hardly even tell they're from the same stock. 

                                                                                        Lindstrom' & Prins Thomas' rework of 'Apex' is one of the top cuts for me, forging a perfect mixture of the former's airy euphoric electronica, and the latter's laid-back house into a by-the-pool groover that continues to grow organically into a not inconsiderable near-12-minute anthem. 

                                                                                        Prins makes an appearance again later on with the snappy tribal funk of 'Spiral Era', before the set closes out with André Bratten's woozy saturated ambient rework of the wonderful 'Tomita'. 

                                                                                        A worthy and wonderfully varied collection of home listening house, or cosmic jazz for a VERY chilled dancefloor. 




                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1. The Shrine (Petter Eldh Remix)
                                                                                        A2. The Shrine (OKIOK Remix)
                                                                                        B1. Tomita (Paul Bender Remix)
                                                                                        B2. Apex (Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas Remix)
                                                                                        C1. The Shrine (Ian Chang Remix)
                                                                                        C2. Tomita (OKR Of Once And Future Band Remix)
                                                                                        D1. Spiral Era (Prins Thomas Remix)
                                                                                        D2. Tomita (André Bratten Remix)

                                                                                        After several releases on tapes and 7", Lyon based label Big Science take an interesting turn with a nu-jazz and ambient release by Leo James. The Melbourne producer notches up a home run with his "Féth Fíada" EP, which features saxophonist / composer Cayn Borthwick.

                                                                                        Long, buzzing drones, sweeping static, phazing atmospheres and quad-tracked synthesizers all play a part in making this very big wall of sound which drifts in an out of focus like a combine harvester mowing the pastures. Then there's the blasts of saxophone, echoing off distant hills like a war horn. Reverb-drenched tablas and other assorted percussion give certain tracks momentum whilst others relish in suspended midday languidity. Its exquisitely produced, especially immersive on the headphones and features head-turning sounds one after the other. Modular synth nuts, MSP sound designers and classically trained music aficionados are all gonna find something amongst these four movements to get their teeth stuck into. 


                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1. Féth Fíada (19:20)
                                                                                        B1. Long Amber Light (7:09)
                                                                                        B2. Purple Night (3:47)
                                                                                        B3. There’s No Trauma Here In Space, But You’re Welcome To Cry If You Want (06:45)

                                                                                        Jennylee

                                                                                        Tickles / Heart Tax

                                                                                          Feeling is at the core of jennylee’s music. Having spent the past decade defining the grove that allows Warpaint the luxury to drift between genres and eras, jennylee’s solo record proved more loose, open, and driven by the rhythm of the heart. Critically acclaimed LA quartet Warpaint have been confounding expectation since the band’s inception in 2004. Releasing their third album ‘Heads Up’ to rave reviews in 2016, Warpaint remain on top of their game; cementing themselves as one of the bands of a generation.

                                                                                          French multi-instrumentalist Jype graces Balearic institution Claremont 56 with a double disc delight of a debut album, served up with a host of collaborators. Yes we know - it's hardly the time of year to be digesting poolside pleasure with all this snow, wind and rain - but don't blame us blame the pressing plants! Beside, you can get ahead of next year's jetsetters by familiarizing yourself with this assortment early...

                                                                                          Moving through the moods effortlessly and with a stylistically cool approach; we get lounge, jazz, samba (of course) and fully fledged Balearic - all executed with the sun lounger and pina colada in mind.

                                                                                          The recording is clean, the melodies are humble, the movement is light and breezy. Did we mention the cover is also delightful?!


                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          Side 1
                                                                                          1. Jpye & E11e - Samba With You (4:04)
                                                                                          2. Jpye & E11e - Downside Up World (5:01)
                                                                                          3. Jpye, Leonidas & E11e - Oui Non (5:21)
                                                                                          Side 2
                                                                                          1. Jpye & Renato - Cosa Ti Va? (3:50)
                                                                                          2. Jpye & Renato - Non Ci Pensare (4:14)
                                                                                          3. Jpye & Renato - Don't Stop (Tididam Dub) (4:08)
                                                                                          Side 3
                                                                                          1. Jpye & Leonidas - Let The Record Spin (5:00)
                                                                                          2. Jpye & E11e - Samba With You (instrumental) (4:04)
                                                                                          3. Jpye & E11e - Downside Up World (instrumental) (5:00)
                                                                                          Side 4
                                                                                          1. Jpye & Renato - Cosa Ti Va? (dub) (3:50)
                                                                                          2. Jpye & Renato - Non Ci Pensare (Mudd Dub) (4:44)
                                                                                          3. Jpye & Renato - Don't Stop (instrumental) (4:07)

                                                                                          K. Frimpong And His Cubano Fiesta

                                                                                          Me Da A Onnda

                                                                                          “Me Da A Onnda” by K. Frimpong and his Cubanos Fiesta is a classic and essential hi-life & Afro funk album from one of the greatest Ghanaian singer and composer, finally reissued for the first time! This legendary K Fimpong's fantastic rare album was recorded in 1980.

                                                                                          K. Frimpong was born on July 22nd, 1939 at Ofoase in the Ashanti - Akim district and entered right into music after elementary school by joining Star de Republic and later Oko's band after which he left to K. Gyasy's band where he worked for more than 6 years. As a prolific songwriter and singer, here's the reissue of his amazing album, a modern fusion of hi-life and soul. The excellent background is given by the famous Cubanos Fiesta with members of Vis-A-Vis band.

                                                                                          Originally produced on the major Polydor, these four songs are a blend of danceable and spiritual soul and straight up hi-life. Remastered by Frank Merritt at The Carvery. Pressed on Replika format. Fully licensed by the Alhadji Kwame Frimpong Family.


                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          A1. Daben Ni
                                                                                          A2. Me Yee Owu Den
                                                                                          B1. Nye Mea
                                                                                          B2. Me Da A Onnda

                                                                                          Carole King

                                                                                          In Concert, Live At The BBC, 1971 - Black Friday Edition

                                                                                            AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                                                                                            LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                            Previously unreleased on vinyl, Carole King In Concert - Live At The BBC 1971 was recorded live for the BBC In Concert Series (produced by Stanley Dorfman) in 1971. Featuring her longtime friend/musical collaborator Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar on guitar and a backing band including members of Jo Mama (who appear on Carole's seminal Tapestry), King performs a timeless setlist of her classics including "I Feel the Earth Move," "(You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman," "So Far Away" (featuring James Taylor), "It's Too Late," "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" and "Up on the Roof."

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            I Feel The Earth Move
                                                                                            (you Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
                                                                                            So Far Away
                                                                                            It's Too Late
                                                                                            Smackwater Jack
                                                                                            Way Over Yonder
                                                                                            Will You Love Me Tomorrow
                                                                                            Up On The Roof

                                                                                            Basil Kirchin

                                                                                            Abstractions Of The Industrial North - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                              Legendary Library 10” from the master of abstract British Library Music. Original copies are impossible to find.

                                                                                              Incredible pastoral music. Huge Hauntological influence….

                                                                                              Artwork is a reproduction of the classic and super-rare UK Only original.


                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              1) Prelude And Dawn
                                                                                              2) Heart Of The North
                                                                                              3) The Observer
                                                                                              4) Conclusion
                                                                                              5) Neutral Background
                                                                                              6) Reflection
                                                                                              7) Packing, Printing And Light Assembly
                                                                                              8) Research Laboratory
                                                                                              9) Communication
                                                                                              10) Heavy Machinery

                                                                                              Knxwledge

                                                                                              So Nice - Shaped Picture Disc

                                                                                                10” die-cut picture disc with printed card featuring NxWorries, a duo of two Grammy Award winners - cutout animations of Knxwledge on the A side and Anderson .Paak on the B side.

                                                                                                Includes NxWorries collab ‘itkanbe[sonice]’ from Knxwledge’s latest album ‘1988’ and a new remix of the track.

                                                                                                ‘1988’ was the highly anticipated follow-up to Knx’s hugely acclaimed 2015 album ‘Hud Dreems’.

                                                                                                Knxwledge has collaborated with Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak (as NxWorries), Joey Bada$$, Earl Sweatshirt and more.

                                                                                                For fans of Madlib, J Dilla, Mndsgn, Flying Lotus, Teebs.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                Itkanbe[sonice]
                                                                                                Stillsonice

                                                                                                Kramer

                                                                                                And The Wind Blew It All Away

                                                                                                  Celebrated as a collaborator, producer and champion for some of the most boundary-pushing artists of the post-punk era, the musical ringleader known as Kramer is emerging from a pandemic-year gestation period with his first solo collection of original songs since 1998. The 10-track And the Wind Blew It All Away is the culmination of Kramer’s 2020 stint as Artist-In-Residence for Indianapolis-based Joyful Noise Recordings. The indie label’s goal was to provide a forum for his original material and support a revival of his groundbreaking but long-dormant Shimmy-Disc label, whose roster has included Daniel Johnston, GWAR, Jad Fair, King Missile, the Boredoms, and Kramer’s bands Bongwater and Shockabilly.

                                                                                                  The central product of the residency was a subscription-only, limited-edition, five-LP box set. Although the subscriptions sold out, 75 copies are being released for retail-only sales in a gesture of support for independent record stores. Wind is the fifth installment of the set, which is also available in digital form. Shimmy-Disc and Joyful Noise are partnering on the album’s release as a standalone statement. Like the project’s other sides, Wind was mixed on a vintage tube console from the historic United Western Recorders studio in Hollywood, where the Wrecking Crew played sessions for the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds and Smile, Love’s Forever Changes and the Mamas & the Papas’ biggest hits, among other activities. Kramer – whose production credits also include Galaxie 500, Will Oldham, White Zombie, Low and Urge Overkill – performed all the instruments and vocals on the record, which features nine new songs and closes with a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Winter Lady.” The album’s vibe is meditative and atmospheric, Kramer’s vocals ghostly but not unfriendly. Musically, it’s a gentle and magical mystery tour of simmering electric guitars, acoustic string instruments, organs, pianos and mellotrons, tape loops, reversed tracks, found sounds and a bare minimum of percussion. Lyrically, weather metaphors seem to represent personal, emotional entanglements.

                                                                                                  In typically cryptic fashion, Kramer described the mood that fueled the writing and recording. “A terrifying wind is coming,” he said. “I recorded this LP as I wondered, through sound and song, if I’ll ever collaborate on making music with another artist by my side again, or live to see another New Year’s Eve, or ever hear my daughter’s voice again, or ever Love again. Time will darken it. It always does. “Do I really want to be the last man standing, in a wind like this one?” Yet, from those dark origins, Kramer has crafted an achingly beautiful and ultimately hopeful song cycle that conveys a full spectrum of emotion while retaining a cohesive and distinctive sound. And the Wind Blew It All Away is a record that can stand its ground.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  Side A.

                                                                                                  1. Falling Skies
                                                                                                  2. In The Rain
                                                                                                  3. The Wind
                                                                                                  4. The Crying
                                                                                                  5. No Words

                                                                                                  Side B.

                                                                                                  6. In Absentia
                                                                                                  7. The Heartache
                                                                                                  8. She Knows
                                                                                                  9. The Killing
                                                                                                  10. Winter Lady

                                                                                                  KRS One

                                                                                                  Sound Of The Police / Hip-hop Vs. Rap

                                                                                                  Whoop whoop, it’s the sound of the inimitable KRS One’s ‘Sound of da Police’ and the mind bogglingly clever ‘Hip Hop vs Rap’, reissued here for the first time ever on 7 inch vinyl, housed in an original artwork picture sleeve this is a must have for anyone in the know.

                                                                                                  First up ‘Sound of da Police’. A song that spoke out against the long running history of the Black community experiencing police brutality, violence and racism at the hands of those that were meant to be protecting them. The hard-hitting words from KRS touch on the history of slavery and it’s manifestation into systemic racism throughout the ages since.

                                                                                                  “Change your attitude, change your plan
                                                                                                  There could never really be justice on stolen land”

                                                                                                  Couple that with a rough breakbeat, chopped through the MPC, alongside choice funk samples and that legendary police siren ‘Whoop, Whoop’ and you had a certified golden era rap classic that ignited the fire in the belly of many across the globe.

                                                                                                  On the flip, ‘Hip Hop Vs Rap’. A bumping hip hop loop lays the foundation for KRS to work his genius melding all manner of classic hip hop lines that are the perfect ammunition to cut up on the decks and results in a flow that certifies that hip hop is the culture that you live and breathe.

                                                                                                  “Rap is something you do,
                                                                                                  Hip-Hop is something you live!”

                                                                                                  It’s a true, headsy b-boy gem which deserves a place in every collection.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  Side 1
                                                                                                  1. Sound Of Da Police (LP Version)

                                                                                                  Side 2
                                                                                                  1. Hip Hop Vs Rap

                                                                                                  Farren Laen's delicately DIY label reminds us here of what those early Firecracker releases were like - heartfelt, earnest excursions into dance music pressed in low quantity with tones of sentiment.

                                                                                                  Here he follows up last year's "Attention Renders Our Reality" with another clutch of dreaminess, hand stamped and numbered from his base in NYC.

                                                                                                  Sure to entice hardware house lovers and box jammers the world over. Laen's patches and presets exhibit a certain finesse which has me referencing more techno-orientated artists like John Shima, Octave One and Radioactive Man; whilst his deep house, eyes-down grooves have me thinking 'has Ron Trent heard of this guy yet?!'.

                                                                                                  While wrapped ina blurred and dreamy patina, these three tracks still snap and crackle with electricity and drift into hi-def focus through sheer mixing and instrument prowess. His signal processing is so clean and well balanced!

                                                                                                  Seriously house lovers, you need to get on this guy sharpish. And it looks like he's keeping true to his word and not repressing or letting anything loose digitally - so you truly have a magic gem of a record that not many souls are gonna possess - isn't that what REAL underground DJs want? :0)

                                                                                                  Recommended! 


                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                  Matt says: Record one was a personal favourite and a widely missed hit that I secretly coveted. I'm letting you in on the action this time but blink and you'll miss heartfelt house missives straight outta NYC. Recorded with pure sentiment and feeling, yet totally in sympathy with the dancefloor. Really rate this guy me.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  A1. Reality
                                                                                                  B1. Leave Me Now
                                                                                                  B2. Wonder, Wander

                                                                                                  Anita Lane

                                                                                                  Sex O'Clock - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                    Sex O’Clock, which is previously unreleased on vinyl, was planned for release before Anita lane’s untimely death earlier in 2021 as a 20th anniversary edition of the her timeless album. Initally released in 2001, Sex O’Clock was produced by Mick Harvey, featuring co-writes with various Bad Seeds, along with unique interpretations of other songwriter’s tracks including Gil Scott-Heron’s searing ‘Home is Where the Hatred Is’.

                                                                                                    Known for being one of the most creative forces to come out of Melbourne’s post-rock scene, Anita came to London in 1980 with The Birthday Party. Credited as a co-founder of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds, Lane exerted a strong influence over the band and co-wrote the universally acclaimed ‘From Her To Eternity’ and the haunting ‘Stranger Than Kindness’. Whilst also collaborating with the likes of Barry Adamson, Einstürzende Neubauten, Die Haut and Mick Harvey on his celebrated Serge Gainsbourg albums. First time on vinyl with lyric inner sleeve, also available on CD with lyric booklet.


                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1 Home Is Where The Hatred Is
                                                                                                    2 The Next Man That I See
                                                                                                    3 Do That Thing
                                                                                                    4 I Hate Myself
                                                                                                    5 A Light Possession
                                                                                                    6 I Love You, I Am No More
                                                                                                    7 Like Caesar Needs A Brutus
                                                                                                    8 Do The Kamasutra
                                                                                                    9 The Petrol Wife
                                                                                                    10 Bella Ciao

                                                                                                    Mica Levi

                                                                                                    Zola (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

                                                                                                      Zola (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), featuring incredible original score by Mica Levi (Monos, Under The Skin, Jackie) intertwined with dialogue from the Janicza Bravo film. Pressed on white vinyl, the soundtrack comes housed in a deluxe spined sleeve featuring original cover artwork by Kezia Harrell, with the records themselves housed in a double sided printed inner sleeve. Includes digital download card. Mica Levi is a musician and composer born in Guildford and living in South East London.

                                                                                                      They are currently a member of the groups CURL, Good Sad Happy Bad and Tirzah. Synopsis: Y’all wanna hear a story about why me & this b*tch here fell out? It’s kind of long but full of suspense. Thus began the odyssey of one A’Ziah King, aka ZOLA. From acclaimed writer/director Janicza Bravo, Zola's stranger-than-fiction saga, which she first told in a now-iconic series of viral, uproarious tweets, comes to dazzling cinematic life.Zola (newcomer Taylour Paige), a Detroit waitress, strikes up a new friendship with a customer, Stefani (Riley Keough), who seduces her to join a weekend partying in Florida.

                                                                                                      What at first seems like a glamorous trip full of “hoeism” rapidly transforms into a 48-hour journey involving a nameless pimp, an idiot boyfriend, some shady guys in Tampa, and other unexpected adventures in this wild, see-it-to-believe-it tale

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Wanna Hear A Story?
                                                                                                      2. Met This White Bitch
                                                                                                      3. Vibing
                                                                                                      4. Exchange Numbers
                                                                                                      5. Next Day
                                                                                                      6. Let's Go
                                                                                                      7. Tampa
                                                                                                      8. Florida
                                                                                                      9. Friday
                                                                                                      10. Full Nude
                                                                                                      11. Pasties & Boy Shorts
                                                                                                      12. What Y’all Make
                                                                                                      13. Wanna Trap
                                                                                                      14. Mind Blown
                                                                                                      15. A Mess
                                                                                                      16. Thousands
                                                                                                      17. Leave A Message
                                                                                                      18. Do It Right
                                                                                                      19. 500
                                                                                                      20. Dudes
                                                                                                      21. That Was It
                                                                                                      22. Here We Go
                                                                                                      23. WTF Again
                                                                                                      24. Lost In The Sauce
                                                                                                      25. Lost In The Game
                                                                                                      26. DAMNNNNNNNNNNNNN
                                                                                                      27. First Client Calls
                                                                                                      28. Handgun
                                                                                                      29. Trusting U
                                                                                                      30. Goes Left
                                                                                                      31. Incall
                                                                                                      32. I Was Out
                                                                                                      33. Mannn
                                                                                                      34. Take Off
                                                                                                      35. Movie Shit
                                                                                                      36. Almost Over
                                                                                                      37. Florida Murder

                                                                                                      Low Life

                                                                                                      From Squats To Lots: The Agony And XTC Of Low Life

                                                                                                        Low Life are a rock band from Sydney, Australia.

                                                                                                        THE RECORD: Low Life’s 3rd LP is called From Squats to Lots: The Agony and the XTC of Low Life.

                                                                                                        NOTES ON HOW TO LISTEN TO AGONY AND XTC OF LOW LIFE:

                                                                                                        1. Some records hit you with an instant impression of timeless brilliance, and Low Life’s Dogging is one of those records, what the wise call “an instant classic”.

                                                                                                        2. From Squats to Lots: The Agony and the XTC of Low Life is more like their second album Downer Edn (read Edition), a little more withdrawn, a little more textured. Complex. Rich. Which is to say: you’re going to need some time with it.

                                                                                                        3. Some show, some grow. Low Life have done both. This one is a grower. Spend some time with this one. It’s got that nuanced flavour. Don’t guzzle. Sip. Savour.

                                                                                                        4. Sip it, and sense the recurring brilliance of Mitch Tolman’s lyrics, exploring the usual territory of gutter life, lad life, punk life, low life. The dirge. Disgust and shame in white Australia. Council housing, bills piled to the neck, substance abuse and rehabilitation, the fallen lads and lasses who stood too close to the flame, loss and loneliness, from squats to lots. Un-Australian gutter symphony.

                                                                                                        5. There is a celebration of resilience and that’s a central theme of this record and a time like ours needs a record like Agony & XTC. Low times are coming through, but if you’re low they won’t get to you.

                                                                                                        6. Iggy Pop’s Bowie produced studio rock masterpieces ‘The Idiot’ and ‘Lust For Life’ are important reference points to the 3rd album sounds of Low Life. Here comes success!

                                                                                                        7. ‘The Agony and Ecstasy’ is a 1985 novel by Irving Stone about the life of Italian Renaissance painter Michelangelo. Stone wrote another novel about the single eared painter Vincent Van Gogh called ‘Lust For Life’. This synchronicity hit me.

                                                                                                        8. Iggy and the Stooges are a pretty safe reference for Low Life (and all good rock music). Iggy and the Stooges are a low life’s Michelangelo, but solo Iggy like Lust for Life is a better reference for this particular incarnation of Low Life, which is to say they are studio rock albums.

                                                                                                        9. Bowie later referred to this period of his life as profoundly nihilistic. But Iggy looked at it as the period of his life that saved him from an early grave. This confrontation is Low life lore.

                                                                                                        10. Let’s stick to this, because there’s something about this era of Bowie that makes sense with Low Life’s new album, particularly Low. One should never miss the Low in our new album from Low Life. Producer and studio boss Mickey Grossman has the ear for the Low, and he has carved out a little statue of David right here.

                                                                                                        11. Mickey’s ears are recording, mixing and producing the best of Sydney, most notably the Oily Boys Cro Memory Grin. A great companion record to this one. Use Agony & XTC AFTER Oily Boys. Not on an empty stomach, and don’t try to operate heavy machinery (bobcat, bulldozer etc).

                                                                                                        12. The relationship between Low Life and Sydney hardcore should not be understated, but it also shouldn’t guide how to listen to Agony & XTC. This is not austere, disciplined music.

                                                                                                        13. Think, like, if Poison Idea were given the kind of studio time and budget as Happy Mondays. You wouldn’t play it to a teenager. It’s not for children. This is a mature flavour, one for the adults who have had to contend with failure and hardship, medical bills and disappointed family members, betrayed lovers and worrisome growths, police brutality and tooth decay, humiliating bowels and collapsed septums, detoxing and drying out, for those who have seen themselves as corrupted and putrid and unloveable, for those who endure all of this and aren’t willing to lie down and cop it sweet: Low Life are still here and they ain’t going nowhere

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        1. Agony Intro
                                                                                                        2. Agony & XTC
                                                                                                        3. Collect Calls
                                                                                                        4. Real Man
                                                                                                        5. Still Here
                                                                                                        6. CZA
                                                                                                        7. Conversations
                                                                                                        8. Hammer And The Fist
                                                                                                        9. Epitaphs
                                                                                                        10. Harmony
                                                                                                        11. Moments
                                                                                                        12. Agony Outro

                                                                                                        LP

                                                                                                        Churches

                                                                                                          American singer songwriter and LGBT Icon LP, who has more than two billion streams to their name and a devout global fan following, releases their highly anticipated sixth album, ‘Churches’, via [PIAS] Recordings.

                                                                                                          A 15-song track listing of lush, captivating creativity, described by LP as such: “This album feels like a friend. A friend who took me through one of the most trying times in human history and a fairly trying time in my own personal history. So many real stories and realizations that I feel like I was able to share here.”

                                                                                                          With a run of UK tour dates planned, plus a performance at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on 25th of January 2022, LP is ready to shake up the UK with this new record.

                                                                                                          ‘Churches’ features the singles ‘Angels’, ‘Goodbye’ and ‘One Last Time’.

                                                                                                          ‘Churches’ was executive produced by Mike Del Rio (Kylie Minogue, X Ambassadors, Skylar Grey).

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          When We Touch
                                                                                                          Goodbye
                                                                                                          Everybody’s Falling In Love
                                                                                                          The One That You Love
                                                                                                          Rainbow
                                                                                                          One Last Time
                                                                                                          My Body
                                                                                                          Angels
                                                                                                          How Low Can You Go
                                                                                                          Yes
                                                                                                          Conversation
                                                                                                          Safe Here
                                                                                                          Can’t Let You Leave
                                                                                                          Churches
                                                                                                          Poem

                                                                                                          LUZ1E & DJ Swagger Pres. DJ Doom

                                                                                                          Come Rain Or Shine / Mute!

                                                                                                          Phwooooarr! Bass in your face Manchester! Smashing 7" here from LUZ1E & DJ Swagger who tread on the urban / bass side of house and garage to bring you two club-ready tracks that hit hard.

                                                                                                          "Come Rain Or Shine" combines dreamy Rhodes, a skewed 4/4 and low subs to create a deep house / bassline hybrid that both Ron Trent and Jamie Duggan fans will dig.

                                                                                                          "Mute!" on the flip is even more agro. Like your little bro in a strop hammering out the hits to piss off the parents. Rawkus drum programming, squealing tones and DnB-inspired sfx make this a club tight body punch you'll be winding back time and time again. All housed in a lush sleeve by Atelier Superplus (what a name!). 


                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                          Matt says: Crazy good 7" that's come outta nowhere and shook us to the core. If ya dig that heavily swung, Anthony Naples / Delroy Edwards vibe then peep the A side. Big bolshy bass heads need to head directly to the flip, preferably with a hard hat...

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          Side 1
                                                                                                          1. Come Rain Or Come Shine (4:53)
                                                                                                          Side 2
                                                                                                          1. Mute! (5:02)

                                                                                                          Richard Lysons

                                                                                                          Were You There? : Popular Music At Manchester's Free Trade Hall - 1951 To 1996

                                                                                                            Manchester's Free Trade Hall was arguably the most important popular music venue in Great Britain between 1951 and 1996. After several incarnations, the building was re-constructed in the wake of the Manchester Blitz and opened in 1951 as the new home of the city’s esteemed Hallé Orchestra. Yet it was popular music which would secure the venue its fame as it responded to each wave of popular music from jazz and skiffle, through rock ‘n’ roll and folk to prog, punk and heavy metal. From Billie Holiday to Blondie, Duke Ellington to Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd to Happy Mondays, Rolling Stones to The Beach Boys, David Bowie to Suede, just about everyone who mattered played there. The Free Trade Hall was also the venue for incendiary gigs by Bob Dylan in 1966 and the Sex Pistols a decade later which changed the course of music history.

                                                                                                            Richard Lysons’ ‘meticulously researched tome’ will be of interest of anyone who ever attended a concert at the venue or has an interest in the history of popular music in Britain’s most musically important city. Alongside his own expert commentary on every headline act he gives the reader a sense of what was going on at other venues in Manchester. There are photographs of several seminal blues gigs by Brian Smith who attended concerts at the Free Trade Hall throughout the 1960’s

                                                                                                            M&S Presents The Girl Next Door

                                                                                                            Salsoul Nugget (If You Wanna) (20th Anniversary Remixes)

                                                                                                            20 years since the mighty funky house anthem, "Salsoul Nugget". Originally released on Pete Tong's Ffrr label, it was hard to escape the record at the time but had recently received renewed interest from DJs like Bradley Zero and Jackmaster as they plunge into revival late 90s early 00s tracks (ps. It's also been a HUGE hit with Kickin' Pigeon at Wet Play and various knees up around MCR for the last 10 years - Ed).

                                                                                                            To celebrate the anniversary M&S have tapped Mighty Mouse and Toolroom chief Mark Knight for some amazing remixes to celebrate this milestone. Mighty Mouse's stuttered dub mix is followed by Knight's version, which expands on the rhythm section for greater dancefloor dynamics. The original vocal and original extended vocal mix and original extended Klub Mix are, of course, included on the flip. Courtesy of Sydney, Australia's Tinted label. Big ups! 

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            Side 1
                                                                                                            1. Salsoul Nugget (If You Wanna) (Mighty Mouse Dub Mix) (6:35)
                                                                                                            2. Salsoul Nugget (If You Wanna) (Mark Knight Vocal Mix) (6:41)
                                                                                                            Side 2
                                                                                                            1. Salsoul Nugget (If You Wanna) (M&S Extended Vocal) (6:02)
                                                                                                            2. Salsoul Nugget (If You Wanna) (M&S Klub) (6:51)

                                                                                                            Fauve lay out their mission statement - quite simply to link the musical worlds of west and east. The idea being that each artist invited to collaborate on each EP contributes a track each, and a remix of each other's track. 

                                                                                                            For their inaugural release, the duo of DJ soFa & Cheb Runner (appearing here as Mameen 3) - from Belgium & Morocco - are rostered in with Indonesian future legend Dea.

                                                                                                            "Dada Glitter", by Mameen 3 is a dark and slinky cosmic number; quick enough to grace the mid session but dark and weird enough to also receive spins well after the witching hour when the club's inhabitants are the more freakish leaning. Dea plays on the track's quirky idiosyncracis; drawing out those Arabic-informed scales and melodies whilst squelchy bass and skeletal drums give us that jerk and rattle we'd normally associate with some lost Andi Hanley edit.

                                                                                                            For Dea's side, "Mesopotamia" is as courageous as it is melliflous; long adventerous chord sequences and serpentine melodies its signature as it heads intrepidly and colourfully into the dance. Mameen 3 work their magic - imparting a definitive cosmic energy into proceedings. Strong, pungent sounds for the creative DJ and music lover - most recommended! 

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            Side 1
                                                                                                            1. Mameen 3 - Dada Glitter (6:37)
                                                                                                            2. Mameen 3 - Dada Glitter (Dea Rework) (4:23)
                                                                                                            Side 2
                                                                                                            1. Dea - Mesopotamia (5:35)
                                                                                                            2. Dea - Mesopotamia (Mameen 3 Rai Not Raimix) (5:11)

                                                                                                            Mess Esque

                                                                                                            Mess Esque

                                                                                                              Mess Esque are a duo featuring music and instruments by Mick Turner and words and voice by Helen Franzmann. Their self-titled album is a beguiling travelogue of restless, somnambulant wanderings.

                                                                                                              Perhaps best known as one of the Dirty Three, Mick’s been playing guitar and making music with many collaborators for forty years. He’s loved his paintings too but revered especially for his solo music - since 1997, Drag City have released four of his albums, plus an EP and an album of the Tren Brothers (Mick with percussionist and fellow Dirty Three-ite, Jim White) and two EPs featuring Mick as the Marquis de Tren with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy.

                                                                                                              Mick’s last record was 2013’s ‘Don’t Tell the Driver’, a work that found him departing from his traditional hermetic instrumental template by employing a rhythm section and brass charts and even collaborating with a vocalist. After all the purely instrumental music he’s made with Dirty Three and solo, a singer is now part of the sound he’s hearing in his head these days; while demoing new material, he realized that he was again writing music that needed lyrics - and for that matter, someone other than himself to sing them. But who? In 2019, he was introduced to Helen through a mutual friend who’d produced her last album. Under the name Mckisko, Helen has released three albums over the past 12 years, working and touring with a range of Australian musicians along the way. Her music has been described as numinous and transformative. Her most recent album, ‘Southerly’, saw her moving into a more expansive sound which led to an openness and excitement around further collaboration.

                                                                                                              Helen’s words are carefully observed, her phrasing responding intuitively to Mick’s looping guitar figures with vocal repetitions of her own. Starting with a feeling or a voicing, there are often no words - both players are searching on their own paths. Then suddenly they have arrived and are passing the emerging meaning back and forth, the rising intensity forming a kind of undertow that pulls the listener deeper into their world.

                                                                                                              Often, Helen would record her vocals in the middle of the night, seeking that 2am flow, a moment of greatest isolation through which to trace her melodie with fragility and strength. This crystallizes Mess Esque’s intention: riding the sleepy drift through the blurred edges of the day… time-traveling to that moment beyond stasis where sense and no sense coincide and share space and time and energy. Viewing from afar the immense peace of this planet when its ghost world of spirits below - the madness of crowds, people sliding past each other faraway in the night - are quieted at last.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              Wake Up To Yesterday
                                                                                                              Sweetspot
                                                                                                              Forever
                                                                                                              Jupiter
                                                                                                              Take It Outside
                                                                                                              Beneath The Rain

                                                                                                              Old Chillin reissue two classic tracks from Mobb Deep's back catalogue. "Drink Away The Pain" and "Give Up The Goods" are taken from the 1995 album "The Infamous" which is regarded by many as one of the high points of this influential rapper's career and regularly fetches of £200 second hand.




                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              Side 1
                                                                                                              1. Drink Away The Pain (4:26)
                                                                                                              Side 2
                                                                                                              1. Give Up The Goods (4:04)

                                                                                                              Mobb Deep

                                                                                                              Free Agents - Black Friday Edition

                                                                                                                AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                                                                                                                LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                Out Of Print On Vinyl For A Decade And A Half Mobb Deep’s “Free Agents” Hits For RSD Black Friday In A Never Seen, Never To Be Repeated Colored Vinyl Pressing. 5000 pressed worldwide.

                                                                                                                First released in 2003 on CD and LP. Out of print on vinyl since the mid-2000s. Mobb Deep redefined East Coast hip hop in the early 90s with their release “Juvenile Hell” and the break-out follow up “The Infamous.” As the group moved into the 2000s and parted ways with their long-time label, Loud, they released “Free Agents” as a celebration of their moving on to … well, free agent status. With Havoc handling production on all but 3 cuts and only two guest appearances (one being from long-time Queensbridge associate Big Noyd) “Free Agents” is uncut, undiluted Mobb Deep all the way through. The reaction from fans was solid catapulting the record to peak at number 21 on the Top 200 with a top 5 position on the R&B/Hip Hop charts. Out of print for well over a decade, this chapter in Mobb Deep’s legacy is back in effect for RSD Black Friday. 

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                This Is Not Supposed To Be Positive (intro)
                                                                                                                Solidified
                                                                                                                Survival Of The Fittest 2003
                                                                                                                Paid In Full
                                                                                                                Double Shots (feat. Big Noyd)
                                                                                                                What Can I Do?
                                                                                                                Favorite Rapper
                                                                                                                Let's Pop (feat. Acd)
                                                                                                                It's Over
                                                                                                                The Illest
                                                                                                                Just Got Out The Box... (skit)
                                                                                                                Narcotic
                                                                                                                Clap First
                                                                                                                Watch That Nigga
                                                                                                                Came Up
                                                                                                                Don't Call Tasha

                                                                                                                Modern Nature

                                                                                                                Island Of Noise

                                                                                                                  Since the demise of his previous band Ultimate Painting, Jack Cooper – under his Modern Nature guise – has never stopped looking ahead, exploring and reaching for something further. Since 2019, he’s released an EP, last year’s mini album Annual, one full length LP, one 7” and three live cassettes – in the process mapping out astonishing new terrain. Island Of Noise presents an obvious new peak in his discography.

                                                                                                                  Over the last 12 months, Cooper has constructed a beautiful, free-flowing box set’s worth of material featuring a new album, a separate and equally engaging instrumental interpretation of the album and an accompanying book featuring the work of wide-ranging, non-musical artists (including Booker-nominated poet Robin Robertson, mycologist Merlin Sheldrake, illustrator Sophy Hollington, and writer Richard King) that reinterpret, deconstruct or take inspiration from the 10 tracks on the record.

                                                                                                                  Island Of Noise represents an absolute career highlight, combining Cooper’s celebrated songwriting and compositional skills with a free flowing expansiveness coloured by British free music luminaries such as saxophonist Evan Parker, pianist Alexander Hawkins, bassist John Edwards and violinist Alison Cotton, as well as long term collaborators Jeff Tobias and Jim Wallis.

                                                                                                                  “Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises”

                                                                                                                  On re-reading The Tempest in 2019, Cooper was moved to write this quote on the wall of his workshop and doing so sparked the initial ideas and activity that culminated in this record. The short quote, part of a longer passage spoken by Caliban, “summed up what I was thinking about at the time, from the nature of music, noise and silence, to the chaos and confusion that seemed impossible to navigate.” says Cooper.

                                                                                                                  The rich imagery and themes of The Tempest have long been a springboard for artists, from Derek Jarman's unnerving adaptation and Sibelius’ Stormen to Jackson Pollock’s Full Fathom Five, but it was the setting of an island and the insular framework it represented that appealed as a way of elaborating on the musical and lyrical themes Modern Nature has been exploring since their first record in 2019.

                                                                                                                  “I imagined the island's landscape and how it would change and shift through the record. My guitar, Jim Wallis’ drums and John Edwards’ bass would represent a slowly evolving landscape that would provide the bedrock for the other instruments to colour. The forests, the valleys and the life would be represented by an orchestra of improvisers and classical musicians, working around certain modes and composed melodies.”

                                                                                                                  Standing in the edgelands, where the concrete meets the forest; the island's story is told through the eyes of an outsider, arriving and trying to make sense of the mystery and chaos. What do they make of the island’s systems, its customs, the inhabitants and their beliefs. How would an outsider interpret the inequality and divide? Where would they find solace, compassion and friendship?

                                                                                                                  The album was completed during a relaxation of the pandemic restrictions and for Cooper and his fellow musicians, its recording came to represent a sanctuary in itself. The feeling of freedom with which they made the record allowed for hours of improvisation and experimentation, resulting in a companion record called Island Of Silence; a more impressionistic instrumental picture of the island and its music.

                                                                                                                  Elaborating one step further, Cooper approached ten artists he felt an affinity towards (including Booker-nominated poet Robin Robertson, mycologist Merlin Sheldrake, illustrator Sophy Hollington, polymath Eugene Chadbourne and The Lark Ascending author Richard King) and asked them to reinterpret, deconstruct or take inspiration from one of the ten pieces of music for an accompanying book. Island Of Noise and Island Of Silence were both recorded on 2” tape with long-term collaborator and co-producer Ed Deegan and then cut directly to vinyl. Similar attention has been paid to the production of the book and box-set, with all of the material, including the vinyl, sourced from recycled and sustainable materials.

                                                                                                                  Cooper once said: “With every song we record or musician we gain, another door seems to open on a route that’s worth pursuing.” More than ever, this rings true on Island Of Noise and Island Of Silence, with the musicians sharing a collective vision that builds the most cohesive and exploratory version of Modern Nature yet. Island Of Noise fits beautifully between genres sitting alongside (modern) classics like Mark Hollis’ Mark Hollis, David Sylvian’s Blemish, Bert Jansch’s Birthday Blues and Scritti Politti’s Songs To Remember.

                                                                                                                  Like those, this is an album that may confound or challenge some, but will stand the test of time to those that open themselves up to Modern Nature.

                                                                                                                  Do you see it?


                                                                                                                  Moonoton is one of those producer's whose tracks have circulated around his locale for some time, treasured secret weapons amongst a small, close-knit crew of DJs around Moscow. Now released to us meagre peasanty through the Low Budget Family label, there's also a bonus track featuring label head Lipelis.

                                                                                                                  "Bye By Buy" is a perfect tune to get the floor's attention while you're starting the night with its super catchy vocal cuts, hi-gloss production and anthemic piano riff. "Someone Else" tempts you into a late 80's NYC vibe with a garage-like groove and a hint of classic house stabs.

                                                                                                                  "Hard To Stop" deploys those in-trend, low slung breatbeats (it's a baggy thing!) whilst delivering a polished house hybrid with lashings of street soul. 

                                                                                                                  Strong stuff from the Russian firm! 

                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                  Matt says: Nice stuff here from our Russian comrades who charge through the warehouse with strong proto / acid house & breakbeat stylings all executed with an earnest authenticity. Check!

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  A1. Bye By Buy
                                                                                                                  A2. Someone Else
                                                                                                                  B1. Yeah Yeah (Ft. Lipelis)
                                                                                                                  B2. Hard To Stop

                                                                                                                  Mordant Music

                                                                                                                  Dead Air - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                                    Castles in Space announces first ever vinyl release for Mordant Music’s landmark 2006 release “Dead Air”. Remastered for vinyl with all new artwork from Admiral Greyscale.

                                                                                                                    Baron Mordant is always present but slightly elusive – not so much hidden as just lurking in the shadows. Remarkably individual, Dead Air sounds like a surreal car crash between Saint Etienne and Throbbing Gristle with the warm tones of Phillip Elsmore taking the place of Cracknell/Orridge. A Proustian madelaine to a particular generation if ever there was one, Elsmore had worked as the voice of Thames TV across the 70s and 80s and his instantly recognisable voice being dropped into this electronic hall of mirrors still plays havoc with your brain. Dead Air’s loose concept of a dead TV station was embellished with a unique design concept from Admiral Greyscale that played with 70s iconography (bizarre wallpaper, the Magpie logo and so on).

                                                                                                                    Jonny Mugwump, Fact Magazine.

                                                                                                                    Motörhead

                                                                                                                    The Lost Tapes Vol.1 (Live In Madrid 1995) - Black Friday Edition

                                                                                                                      AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                                                                                                                      LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                      Previously unreleased live album from a set of tapes recently discovered in Lemmy's archive. This show was recorded in Madrid, Spain in 1995 on the Sacrifice tour and sees the band at their ferocious best.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      Ace Of Spades
                                                                                                                      Sex And Death
                                                                                                                      Over Your Shoulder
                                                                                                                      I'm So Bad (baby I Don't Care)
                                                                                                                      Metropolis
                                                                                                                      On Your Feet Or On Your Knees
                                                                                                                      Liar
                                                                                                                      Stay Clean
                                                                                                                      Burner
                                                                                                                      Orgasmatron
                                                                                                                      Dog Face Boy
                                                                                                                      Born To Raise Hell
                                                                                                                      Nothing Up My Sleeve
                                                                                                                      Lost In The Ozone
                                                                                                                      Mikkey Drum Solo
                                                                                                                      The One To Sing The Blues
                                                                                                                      Lemmy Bass Solo
                                                                                                                      You Better Run
                                                                                                                      Sacrifice
                                                                                                                      Going To Brazil
                                                                                                                      Killed By Death
                                                                                                                      Silver Machine
                                                                                                                      Iron Fist
                                                                                                                      Overkill

                                                                                                                      Gerry Mulligan

                                                                                                                      Night Lights - Deluxe Edition

                                                                                                                        Deluxe LP edition, remastered using transfers from the original tapes lifted from the Phillips vault by mastering legend Kevin Gray.

                                                                                                                        Pressed at Pallas on 180g heavyweight vinyl and housed in a thick reverse-board sleeve with additional insert featuring photographs and words by bassist on the session Bill Crow.

                                                                                                                        This session, recorded at New York’s Nola Penthouse Studios in 1963, is a little-known masterwork from the incredible Gerry Mulligan catalogue.

                                                                                                                        Baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan was a true icon of jazz, being one of the prominent figures in the West Coast scene through the 1950s until his death in 1996. Voted Number One musician in his instrument by Downbeat Magazine for 42 years in a row, Mulligan was one of the key players of his time and a figurehead who helped shape the sound of jazz to come.

                                                                                                                        From periods in the ‘Birth Of The Cool’-era Miles Davis line up, as well as forming a piano-less quartet with Chet Baker, Gerry was always on the frontline of what was hip and happening in America’s one true art form.

                                                                                                                        With its striking Oliver Hardimon designed cover, ‘Night Lights’ is the very definition of refined cool jazz. Shimmering with a latenight beauty that perfectly evokes a sophisticated New York City in the early 1960s, Gerry and his Sextet fuse slow burning jazz noir alongside emerging contemporary Brazilian rhythms, with the interplay between Mulligan and guitarist Jim Hall a particular standout throughout.

                                                                                                                        Title track ‘Night Lights’ is a wonderfully smooth, low light tune, while the Latin-tinged ‘Morning Of The Carnival’ really finds the band in their finest and most swinging form. A cover of jazz standard ‘In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning’, followed by Chopin’s ‘Prelude In E Minor’ continues the delightful groove before we finish out with Mulligan originals ‘Festival Minor’ and ‘Tell Me When’.

                                                                                                                        For this version of the release, New Land have also included the 1965 version of ‘Night Lights’, which gives an interesting comparison, performed by his later day Quintet featuring the Wrecking Crew’s legendary Hal Blaine on drums, amongst others.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Night Lights
                                                                                                                        Morning Of The Carnival
                                                                                                                        In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
                                                                                                                        Prelude In E Minor
                                                                                                                        Festival Minor
                                                                                                                        Tell Me When
                                                                                                                        Night Lights (1965 Version)

                                                                                                                        The Munsters

                                                                                                                        At Home With The Munsters - Black Friday Edition

                                                                                                                          AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                                                                                                                          LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                          Limited edition reissue of this unique soundtrack album that's been out of print since 1964.

                                                                                                                          Two tracks from NERD's back catalogue reissued by the good folks at TNT Rap Classics. "Lapdance" was released at the turn of the millennium to humongous acclaim. It even found its way onto the Swordfish soundtrack! Featuring that quintessential boombap, combined with tongue-in-cheek lyrics, soulful chorus and super tight delivery - a formular that would define this era-defining group.

                                                                                                                          "Run To The Sun" on the flip was taken from their 2001 LP, "In Search Of...". Resplendent with sunny vocals, more of that stop-start boom-bap and intricate production nuances that their ever-growing horde of fans would associate with this pivotal and influential act. 


                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          Side 1
                                                                                                                          1. Lapdance (3:30)

                                                                                                                          Side 2
                                                                                                                          1. RunTo The Sun (3:59)

                                                                                                                          Molly Nilsson

                                                                                                                          These Things Take Time - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                                            "Night School announces a new pressing of the long sold out debut album by Molly Nilsson, These Things Take Time, on clear with black smoke vinyl and for the first time on CD. As a significant cultural artefact of the underground pop movement that bubbled up in the early 21st century it's an important landmark. In Molly Nilsson's herstory it remains one of her most adored works"

                                                                                                                            It would be easy to say that Molly Nilsson needs no introduction, but These Things Take Time is an introduction. Originally self-released in 2008 on a limited CDR run with handfolded sleeve, Nilsson’s debut album has slowly taken over the hearts of many. In 2014 this modern classic of autonomous, DIY pop and punk-as-you-like attitude was released as a double vinyl a beautiful edition featuring unreleased bonus tracks across two discs, it sold out within a month of release.. Now repressed....

                                                                                                                            No Rome

                                                                                                                            It's All Smiles

                                                                                                                              ‘It’s All Smiles' is the highly anticipated debut album from No Rome, produced by Rome alongside BJ Burton BJ Burton (Kanye West, Bon Iver, Charli XCX) and George Daniel (The 1975). Guendoline Rome Viray Gomez hadn’t planned on moving back to Manila, where he’d been born and raised, but the pandemic changed things. A festival appearance evolved into an extended stay with his parents, and then Rome, 24, rented a two-bedroom apartment of his own when it became clear he wouldn’t be returning to London, where he’d been living for the last three years, anytime soon. In the extra room he put his drum machines, synthesisers, monitors, and laptop to create the improvised home studio where he recorded his debut album It’s All Smiles, under his moniker No Rome. It’s an album for quality headphones, where each detail and decision can glisten. It’s the album Rome’s life has been leading to, a crystallized expression of a style that could only have come from his particular set of enthusiasms and influences. It’s major.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. Space-Cowboy
                                                                                                                              2. How Are You Feeling?
                                                                                                                              3. I Want U
                                                                                                                              4. ITS *N0T* L0V33 (Winter In London)
                                                                                                                              5. When She Comes Around
                                                                                                                              6. Secret Beach
                                                                                                                              7. Issues (After Dark)
                                                                                                                              8. Remember November / Bitcrush*Yr*Life
                                                                                                                              9. A Place Where Nobody Knows
                                                                                                                              10. Everything

                                                                                                                              Recorded at Cosimo Matassa’s Jazz City Studio in New Orleans in the early ‘70s and then lost to the ages, "Another Side" is one of Leo Nocentelli’s most personal and definitive moments ever cut to tape. A mixture of funky folk and rootsy, raw emotion (think Bill Withers and James Taylor meeting Allen Toussaint at Link Wray’s Three Track Shack), this previously unheard album shines like the sun on a spring day on the New Orleans fairgrounds. Backing Nocentelli is an all-star line-up of New Orleans royalty, including Allen Toussaint (piano), James Black (drums), and both George Porter Jr. (bass) and Zigaboo Modeliste (drums) of The Meters. Deeply introspective, the album features nine original songs by Nocentelli, plus a soulful rendition of Elton John’s “Your Song.” Half a century later, these recordings sound just as fresh and engaging as the day they were recorded.

                                                                                                                              What makes Another Side even more extraordinary, however, is the fact that the album—which could have easily become a classic in the ‘70s singer-songwriter canon—sat untouched for decades; miraculously surviving the devastating blow of Hurricane Katrina, only to be found 2,000 miles away at a Southern California swap meet in 2018 by record collector Mike Nishita.
                                                                                                                              The album’s incredible journey is documented in the liner notes by Sam Sweet (New York Times, Los Angeles Times), who spoke with Nocentelli and Nishita about the recording process and re-discovery of the tapes. Sweet’s full notes appear in the release’s accompanying booklet alongside hand-written lyrics by Leo Nocentelli. The first pressing of the vinyl edition will feature gold-foil treatment on cover and spine. Rounding out the package are original designs and layout by the multi GRAMMY®–winning designer Masaki Koike.

                                                                                                                              While Nocentelli was embedded in New Orleans’ R&B scene, he was also deeply inspired by the late 1960’s and early 1970’s rising singer-songwriters, and soon found himself exploring sounds that were miles away from his band’s hard-edged funk riffs. Whenever he had downtime from session work and shows, Nocentelli spent much of 1971 recording his newly-found, reflective, diaristic songs at Matassa’s Jazz City studio. Backed by longtime Meters bandmate George Porter Jr. on bass, Nocentelli crafted the lineups for his sessions to match the tone of the material. When he needed a pianist, he’d call Toussaint. For percussion on the slower songs, he used drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, but many of the tracks featured James Black—a frequent collaborator of Toussaint’s and a member of Ellis Marsalis’ jazz group, whom Nocentelli recalls as an “unbelievable” musician.

                                                                                                                              The recording, which Nocentelli fondly refers to as his “country-and-western-album,” paints a picture of a young man yearning to find a sense of purpose. “I was going through some changes which were reflected in the songs that I wrote during that time,” he tells Sweet. Among them is the mid-tempo “Getting Nowhere,” in which he expresses a sense of frustration, as he watches others find success around him. Similarly, “Till I Get There” details a man who is struggling to persevere in his goals. In the soaring “Tell Me Why,” meanwhile, the singer contemplates the existence of God.

                                                                                                                              Other songs center around fictional characters. “Pretty Mittie,” for instance, is sung from the perspective of a farmer who longs to give up his arduous life for the city. “You’ve Become a Habit” is about a man who falls for a sex worker named Fancy. “Riverfront” is based on stories that singer Aaron Neville shared, about his days working on the New Orleans waterfront. Nocentelli also chose to perform one cover: Elton John’s breakthrough hit, “Your Song.” The guitarist made the recently-released ballad his own—infusing it with a loping, head-nodding cadence, ever so tastefully “funkdafied” in true New Orleans fashion.

                                                                                                                              By the time that the album was finished, The Meters were busier than ever. They had just signed a record deal with Warner Brothers and were now the official house band at Toussaint’s studio, Sea-Saint. There, they not only backed artists on Toussaint’s Sehorn label but had also become the go-to session musicians for every major artist that recorded in New Orleans. Rather than focus on a solo career, Nocentelli poured his energies into The Meters’ next album. Eventually, time moved on, as did Nocentelli, and he decided to store his unreleased solo album at Sea-Saint for safekeeping.
                                                                                                                              In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Sea-Saint was among its victims. While Toussaint (who passed away in 2015) had sold the hallowed studio in the mid-90s, hundreds of his archived recordings remained in the building. The new owner salvaged what he could from the flooded building, shipping everything to a storage facility in Southern California. Boxes of tapes sat there for more than a decade before moving to another unit, which foreclosed a year later. The contents were purchased in a blind auction and, days later, sold at a swap meet. The fact that record collector Mike Nishita just happened to be there was pure kismet.

                                                                                                                              Nishita, a DJ and brother to “Money Mark” Nishita (of Beastie Boys fame), recognized the Sea-Saint label on the boxes and purchased all 673 master tapes at the swap meet. He inspected the contents with his friend Mario Caldato Jr., the longtime audio engineer for the Beastie Boys. In addition to masters from Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Lee Dorsey, and Toussaint, there was a quarter-inch reel with Nocentelli’s name on it. As Caldato and Nishita played it back, they knew they had something special.

                                                                                                                              “There was nothing else like it,” writes Sweet. “An acoustic album by the greatest funk guitarist who ever lived. It was the tape Mike would play for people to show them how special the collection was. The best album in the vault was something nobody knew existed.”

                                                                                                                              Eventually, Nishita and Nocentelli connected, “He was so grateful, so sincere,” recalls Nishita. “I just kept thinking about how this music needs to be heard…Especially when you look at all the things that had to fall into place for these tapes to survive and be discovered this way.” As Nocentelli simply puts it, “Things happen for a reason, man.”


                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              Thinking Of The Day
                                                                                                                              Riverfront
                                                                                                                              I Want To Cry
                                                                                                                              Pretty Mittie
                                                                                                                              Give Me Back My Loving
                                                                                                                              Getting Nowhere
                                                                                                                              Till I Get There
                                                                                                                              You've Become A Habit
                                                                                                                              Tell Me Why
                                                                                                                              Your Song

                                                                                                                              A new Canoe record and as usual the label don't fail to deliver the goods. Thick n chunky tech-edged house for strobe-lit mainrooms, starry skied terraces and red plasma rave dungeons. Four flavours moving through gliding late night hydrofoil, bouyant beach ball house and haptic fist pumpers. All with a very frenetic set of body mechanics.

                                                                                                                              Each one has been winner, but this one might be our favourite one yet! Big T I P on this one folks...


                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                              Matt says: Gilded, retro-futurist visions from the ever-reliable Canoe. Hard to place to any particular time or era but 100% electronic goodness that any dancefloor should enjoy. There's a cinematic and expansive elegance which really appeals to the big rigs.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              A1. Minute On Mars
                                                                                                                              A2. Lovers Parade
                                                                                                                              B1. Private Parts
                                                                                                                              B2. Quest

                                                                                                                              Oneohtrix Point Never

                                                                                                                              Renditions I - Black Friday Edition

                                                                                                                                AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                                                                                                                                LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.


                                                                                                                                Oneohtrix Point Never announces an exclusive release for Record Store Day’s Black Friday – a 10” featuring re-workings of album tracks “Nothing’s Special” with ROSALÍA and ”Tales From The Trash Stratum” with Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins.

                                                                                                                                Both tracks are available as bonus tracks on the recent Blu-Ray edition release of Magic Oneohtrix Point Never, originally released 20th November 2020 but are now available here for the first time on limited 10” vinyl.

                                                                                                                                10” in paper inner in printed outer sleeve with spot gloss to cover, includes download card insert.

                                                                                                                                Limited to 750 copies for the UK and Ireland.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                A. Nothing’s Special (Oneohtrix Point Never & ROSALÍA)
                                                                                                                                AA. Tales From The Trash Stratum (Oneohtrix Point Never & Elizabeth Fraser)

                                                                                                                                Osees

                                                                                                                                Levitation Sessions Vol. I

                                                                                                                                  Back in September 2020, OSEES performed a blistering set out in the desert at Pappy & Harriet’s California, which aired on the LEVITATION Sessions streaming series. Pressed on glorious 12" swirl colored vinyl, each record includes a bonus encore 7” with the final track from the show, "Block Of Ice" pressed on Milky-Clear vinyl.

                                                                                                                                  "During this particularly hard year (2020), it was a pleasure to work with our good friends over at Levitation and Pappy and Harriet's to reach out to some of our fans, if only for a fleeting hour. This is the proper plastic that came from that evening. We are trying to keep some of our favorite haunts, dives, glorious old venues and bars open through this triail, as it's obvious the lizards that make up the current administration have no real interest in extending any realistic help to struggling businesses. Take care, be well and keep your eyes on the horizon." - John Dwyer

                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                  Barry says: This duo of levitation sessions from the inimitable Osees has every bit of the energy of their legendary live show, but presented on a beautiful double LP, this first one sees (get it?) the band playing in the desert and smashing out some of their most beloved hits.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  SIDE A
                                                                                                                                  1. Carrion Crawler
                                                                                                                                  2. I Come From The Mountain
                                                                                                                                  3. Static God
                                                                                                                                  4. Sewer Fire
                                                                                                                                  5. Chem Farmer / Nite Expo
                                                                                                                                  6. Dreary Nonsense

                                                                                                                                  SIDE B
                                                                                                                                  1. The Fizz
                                                                                                                                  2. Corrupt Coffin
                                                                                                                                  3. Together Tomorrow
                                                                                                                                  4. Night Crawler
                                                                                                                                  5. Terminal Jape
                                                                                                                                  6. Rainbow
                                                                                                                                  7. Heart Worm
                                                                                                                                  8. Transparent World Jam

                                                                                                                                  7"
                                                                                                                                  SIDE A

                                                                                                                                  1. Block Of Ice (Fade Out)
                                                                                                                                  SIDE B
                                                                                                                                  1. Block Of Ice (Fade In)

                                                                                                                                  Osees

                                                                                                                                  Levitation Sessions Vol. II

                                                                                                                                    OSEES return for another blistering LEVITATION Session, this time from the depths of a cavernous Los Angeles factory. The performance features a fresh batch of tracks spanning over a decade of the band's expansive discography with a handful of never-before-playedlive tunes & some new surprises and is presented in its entirety here, pressed on a glorious Double 12" vinyl LP!

                                                                                                                                    “OSEES pine for our fans and friends out there in the world, so we have come together for another stream with the mighty Levitation. I personally got stoned and stuck my face into the muck of our past catalog to bob for some dusty tumescent gems. There will be some oldies, and some moldies and some surprises along the way. I’m quite happy with how this one turned out. Shot in an insane old factory warehouse in Los Angeles (it looks like a fight scene set from Point Blank or the John Wick trilogy :) If you had told me a year ago we'd be doing these streams now i would have thought you were crazy, but, egg on my face, and here we are. I’m so glad to have this little thing to share a moment with y’all until we can meet face to face on the field of battle again. Mastered by the Guru JJ Golden, it will hopefully turn some frowns inside out and upside down....grossssss” - John Dwyer

                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                    Barry says: This second edition of the wonderful levitation sessions LP from psych-indie titans Osees is recorded from inside an LA factory and is a perfect accompaniment to the first session. This time pressed on splattered blue vinyl, and arguably, an even better tracklist than the first. Essential!

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    DISC 1
                                                                                                                                    SIDE A

                                                                                                                                    1. Tidal Wave
                                                                                                                                    2. Grown In A Graveyard
                                                                                                                                    3. The Dream
                                                                                                                                    4. Stinking Cloud
                                                                                                                                    5. Enemy Destruct
                                                                                                                                    SIDE B
                                                                                                                                    1. Poisoned Stones
                                                                                                                                    2. Spider Cider
                                                                                                                                    3. It Killed Mom
                                                                                                                                    4. Meat Step Lively
                                                                                                                                    5. Snickersnee
                                                                                                                                    6. Destroyed Fortress Reappears

                                                                                                                                    DISC 2
                                                                                                                                    SIDE C

                                                                                                                                    1. Web
                                                                                                                                    2. Encrypted Bounce
                                                                                                                                    3. Beat Quest
                                                                                                                                    SIDE D
                                                                                                                                    1. Chromosome Damage > T.V. As Eyes
                                                                                                                                    2. ST37
                                                                                                                                    3. Looking For Your Door
                                                                                                                                    4. SS CYGNI

                                                                                                                                    THE PICCADILLY RECORDS ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2013

                                                                                                                                    Formed from the ashes of bands such as Fergus & Geronimo and Teenage Cool Kids, Parquet Courts are a glorious encapsulation of everything NYC punk should be; a frenzied and frantic ramraid on the history of garage rock but with more whip smart intelligence, cutting humour and – crucial to the band – emotional honesty than most other bands muster.

                                                                                                                                    Parquet Courts initially released their debut LP “Light Up Gold” on their own label Dull Tools, but the resultant buzz and excitement (with the tastemaking likes of Spin, Pitchfork, Village Voice and many others joining the ranks of the converted) has seen the album get an official release in the US in January and in the UK. From start to finish, this is a full throttle experience which you have no choice but to dive in to headfirst, with ridiculously infectious melodies and propulsive guitars which grab you as Brown and Savage (with assist from Max Savage and Sean Yeaton) spin their short, sharp tales of quarter-life ennui (“Borrowed Time”), weed-induced inertia (“Stoned and Starving”) and job anxiety (“Careers in Combat”) with concise, laserlike precision.


                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1. Master Of My Craft
                                                                                                                                    2. Borrowed Time
                                                                                                                                    3. Donuts Only
                                                                                                                                    4. Yr No Stoner
                                                                                                                                    5. Yonder Is Closer To The Heart
                                                                                                                                    6. Careers In Combat
                                                                                                                                    7. Light Up Gold I
                                                                                                                                    8. Light Up Gold II
                                                                                                                                    9. N Dakota
                                                                                                                                    10. Stoned And Starving
                                                                                                                                    11. No Ideas
                                                                                                                                    12. Caster Of Worthless Spells
                                                                                                                                    13. Disney P.T
                                                                                                                                    14. Tears O Plenty
                                                                                                                                    15. Picture Of Health

                                                                                                                                    The Primitives

                                                                                                                                    Galore

                                                                                                                                      First released in 1991, ‘Galore’ was the final album released by English indie pop group The Primitives during their original years together. ‘Galore’ features 12 tracks filled with the signature hooky indie-pop sound the group had become known for. Highlights include ‘You Are The The Way’, ‘Earth Thing’, and the final single the band released before reuniting in 2009 ‘Lead Me Astray’.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      Side A
                                                                                                                                      1. You Are The Way
                                                                                                                                      2. Lead Me Astray
                                                                                                                                      3. Earth Thing
                                                                                                                                      4. Give This World To You
                                                                                                                                      5. Slip Away
                                                                                                                                      6. Cold Enough To Kill

                                                                                                                                      Side B
                                                                                                                                      1. Hello Jesus
                                                                                                                                      2. Empathise
                                                                                                                                      3. See Thru The Dark
                                                                                                                                      4. Kiss Mine
                                                                                                                                      5. Smile
                                                                                                                                      6. The Little Black Egg 

                                                                                                                                      The Primitives

                                                                                                                                      Lovely

                                                                                                                                        First released in 1988, ‘Lovely’ is the debut album by English indie pop group The Primitives. The album features the international hit single ‘Crash’ which was a top ten hit in both the UK and the US. The timeless song has gone on to be covered by artists including Johnny Marr, Belle And Sebastian, The Vibrators, and The Wonder Stuff. Other highlights on the album include the singles ‘Out Of Reach’, ‘Thru The Flowers’ and ‘Ocean Blue’.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                                                                        1. Crash
                                                                                                                                        2. Spacehead
                                                                                                                                        3. Carry Me Home
                                                                                                                                        4. Shadow
                                                                                                                                        5. Thru The Flowers
                                                                                                                                        6. Dreamwalk Baby
                                                                                                                                        7. I’ll Stick With You

                                                                                                                                        Side B
                                                                                                                                        1. Nothing Left
                                                                                                                                        2. Stop Killing Me
                                                                                                                                        3. Out Of Reach
                                                                                                                                        4. Ocean Blue
                                                                                                                                        5. Run Baby Run
                                                                                                                                        6. Don’t Want Anything To Change
                                                                                                                                        7. Buzz Buzz Buzz

                                                                                                                                        The Primitives

                                                                                                                                        Pure

                                                                                                                                          First released in 1989, ‘Pure’ is the second album by English indie pop group The Primitives. The album was recorded as the follow up to their break-out debut album ‘Lovely’ and features more of the signature indiepop sound the band had become known for. Stand-out tracks include the singles ‘Way Behind Me’, ‘Sick Of It’, and ‘Secrets’ along with the more experimental tracks such as ‘Shine’ and ‘All The Way Down’.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                                                          1. Outside
                                                                                                                                          2. Summer Rain
                                                                                                                                          3. Sick Of It
                                                                                                                                          4. Shine
                                                                                                                                          5. Dizzy Heights
                                                                                                                                          6. All The Way Down

                                                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                                                          1. Secrets
                                                                                                                                          2. Keep Me In Mind
                                                                                                                                          3. Lonely Streets
                                                                                                                                          4. Can't Bring Me Down
                                                                                                                                          5. Way Behind Me
                                                                                                                                          6. Never Tell

                                                                                                                                          R.A.N.D. Muzik welcomes good friend Qnete to the label for his first full length EP. Hardcore Piccadilly heads will recognize this producer's unique and flavoursome stylings but don't worry if he's been under your radar till now - this is the perfect entry point!

                                                                                                                                          Possessing a high fidelity, weighty production that finds a natural home on the high powered sound systems of the Club; Qnete takes influence from prog, techno and bass music to create a hybridized sound that's completely his own. Machine rhythms snap and thud, synthlines crackle with electrostatic, 303s spit acid goodness and bass tones rumble from beneath; providing a deep aesthetic that'll appeal to all lovers of late night dance music.

                                                                                                                                          In our humble opinion Qnete is one of the best newcomers on the scene right now - check this out!!




                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                          Matt says: Rock solid, futureproof dancefloor vibrations from this rising star. Hats doffed to RAND for signing him. Coming to a nightclub near you this Winter!

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          Weightless (Remix)
                                                                                                                                          Hover
                                                                                                                                          Mind Warp
                                                                                                                                          Weightless


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