MAGIC MIX

psych . krautrock . prog . rock

WEEK STARTING 5 Jun

Genre pick of the week Cover of In Piscina by Vanishing Twin.

Vanishing Twin

In Piscina

    Brand new music from the much-praised Vanishing Twin… Following their hugely successful second album ‘The Age Of Immunology’ (roundly raved over by The Line Of Best Fit, PopMatters, Pitchfork, Q, MOJO, The Quietus and 4 Uncut) and one of Rough Trade, MOJO and Uncut’s albums of 2019. Cocktail umbrellas and chlorinated fantasies! It’s time to get cool in the pool with Vanishing Twin. Here are four streams of analogue consciousness to super-soak your deckchair daydreams. “This is a band that fearlessly floats in the hazy space between the real world and an imagined one, blurring the line between warmly nostalgic and eerily haunted” Pitchfork // “Fantastical soundscapes that are as welcoming as they are unusual.”

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Ltd 7" Info: Very limited edition Blue 7"

    Jimi Hendrix

    Band Of Gypsys - 50th Anniversary Edition

      Band of Gypsys was originally released in March 1970, at a time when Hendrix was at the peak of his powers. Featuring a new line up consisting of drummer Buddy Miles and bassist Billy Cox, it was recorded across two performances at the Fillmore East on New Year’s Day 1970. The resulting live album captured an incendiary mix of blues, rock, and funk.

      The 50th anniversary edition of Band of Gypsys features an 8 page book featuring rare archival photos and an essay by Hendrix archivist John McDermott, and has been remastered from the original analogue stereo tapes by Eddie Kramer, long time engineer to Jimi Hendrix. 

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Coloured LP Info: 180 gram audiophile pressing on dark red marble effect vinyl.

      King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

      Chunky Shrapnel

        King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard announce Chunky Shrapnel, a feature-length motion picture that follows King Gizzard’s adrenaline-inducing onstage performances from the perspective of the band. The film is accompanied by a double LP featuring the music from the film, which was recorded throughout the band's 2019 European tour.

        “John Stewart (director of Chunky Shrapnel) followed us around for a few weeks through Europe," says the band's Stu Mackenzie. "It was fun and funny and wild and weird. Sometimes an inconspicuous fly on the wall, sometimes an intrusive camera man one inch from my face. Always exciting though. Chunky Shrapnel was made for the cinema but as both concerts and films are currently outlawed, it feels poetic to release a concert-film digitally right now."

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        2xColoured LP Info: Gold coloured vinyl.

        Piccadilly Records

        Logo T-Shirt - Summer 20: Cream / Burgundy

          This shirt features an burgundy print on a cream Gildan Softstyle Rinspun t-shirt.

          FORMAT INFORMATION

          S Info: To fit chest 28"/30".

          M Info: To fit chest 32"/34".

          L Info: To fit chest 36"/38".

          XL Info: To fit chest 40"/42".

          Women's L Info: To fit chest 36"/40"

          Iggy Pop

          Lust For Life - Deluxe 2CD Edition

            Released less than a year after "The Idiot", "Lust For Life" is a return to the sloppy, sleazy, blues-y, swagger of the Stooges. Though the record is, again produced by David Bowie, he takes much more of a backseat musically, allowing for Iggy Pop to take center stage in his return to form. An absolute classic from this total legend.

            Iggy Pop

            The Bowie Years

              1977 the story of Iggy Pop and David Bowies Collaboration on two of the most iconic albums of the decade is told in a new seven CD box set which features the albums remastered, a disc of out takes and Three discs of live recordings officially released (with the endorsement of Iggy Pop) for the first time.

              In 1977, Iggy Pop signed with RCA Records and with the help of David Bowie the two of them wrote and produced The Idiot and Lust for Life, Iggy Pop’s two most acclaimed albums as a solo artist, the latter featuring one of Pop’s best-known songs “The Passenger”.

              Among the songs David Bowie and Iggy Pop wrote together were “China Girl”, “Tonight”, and “Sister Midnight”, all of which David Bowie performed on his own albums later on (the last being recorded with different lyrics as “Red Money” on the album Lodger). David Bowie also played keyboards on Pop’s live performances, some of which are featured on the album TV Eye Live in 1978.

              This set has been mastered from the best possible sources, and contains a 40-page booklet written by the Guardians Michael Hahn with contributions from the musicians who played on the records and fans who talk about the influence the albums had on them.

              Iggy Pop

              The Idiot - Deluxe 2CD Edition

                Two years on from the end of The Stooges, Iggy returned, older, wiser and perhaps a little more world weary. The Idiot is his debut solo album and the first of two LPs released in 1977 which Pop wrote and recorded in collaboration with David Bowie. Style-wise the album sits nicely alongside Bowie’s Berlin period albums, gone is the raw proto-punk of The Stooges, instead we have fractured guitar sounds and discordant keyboards, and whereas previously his vocals were delivered with a defiant snarly, he instead adopts his now trademark baritone drawl.

                Ulrich Schnauss

                A Long Way To Fall - Rebound

                  Ulrich Schnauss, the highly respected German electronic music composer, has taken the opportunity to remaster his entire back catalogue having recently had all his recording rights returned to him. Reissued on his own Scripted Realities label. The fourth of five albums, ‘A Long Way To Fall - Rebound’ was originally released in 2013 and has been rerecorded and reworked as well as being remastered. It now sounds the way Ulrich had intended, hence the new additional ‘Rebound’ title.

                  For fans of Brian Eno, Jon Hopkins, Tycho

                  Ulrich Schnauss

                  Far Away Trains Passing By

                    Ulrich Schnauss, the highly respected German electronic music composer, has taken the opportunity to remaster his entire back catalogue having recently had all his recording rights returned to him. Reissued on his own Scripted Realities label. The first of five albums, ‘Far Away Trains Passing By’ was originally released in 2001 and was the album that introduced Ulrich to the world. It is generally regarded as a landmark electronic music statement and now comes with 9 bonus tracks.

                    For fans of Brian Eno, Jon Hopkins, Tycho.

                    Shindig!

                    Issue 104

                      Judee Sill In search of the original beatnik outlaw

                      Tim Buckley The British TV and radio sessions

                      Amon Duul II Krautrock’s most psychedelic adventurers

                      The Vapors ‘Turning Japanese’, Jam tour supports and beyond

                      The Yorkshire Folk, Blues And Jazz Festival A disastrous August weekend in 1970

                      Regulars

                      Shindiggin’ What’s hot on the Shindig! turntable

                      Thoughts & Words Your letters, tweets and emails

                      It’s A Happening Thing Sonic Boom, Bananagun, El Michels Affair, The Association, Gloria, Jon Anderson & The Warriors, Quarantine Screen, Children Of The State, Sam Burton, Hippies Vs Ghosts, Malcolm Goldie, Kai Clark, Moura

                      Family Album Plush’s Fed

                      Deep Cuts Giallo soundtracks

                      20 Questions The Chesterfield Kings’ frontman and voice, Greg Prevost

                      Reviews The best in reissues, new releases, 45s and books

                      Vinyl Art Procol Harum’s Shine On Brightly

                      Prize Crossword Bag yourself a copy of The Belfast Gypsies’ Them Belfast Gypsies CD anthology from Grapefruit

                      Various Artists

                      Piccadilly Records Compilation 2019

                        Do not adjust your sets / swap your reading specs, we’ve gone and done another record! After the success of last year’s inaugural Piccadilly vinyl, we’ve worked our magic once again to bring you another compilation LP, jam packed with musical magic from our top 20, as well as the gold medallists in the reissue and compilation categories. 

                        Buckle up as we blast off into the sonic stratosphere with the ‘Piccadilly Records Compilation 2019’.

                        W.H. Lung get things off to a flying start with the existential motorik and art pop perfection of ‘Second Death Of My Face’, a soaring combination of searing synthwork, sophisticated lyrics and propulsive rhythm which segues perfectly into the psychedelic throb and shoegaze shimmer of Lorelle Meets The Obsolete’s ‘Líneas En Hojas’. The tempo settles into a riverbank lilt for the haze of Vanishing Twin’s summertime serenade ‘Magician’s Success’, before coasting through the orchestral beauty of Prefab Sprout’s ‘Sleeping Rough’ and Shana Cleveland’s nuanced acid folk. Closing out the A-side perennial Piccadilly favourites Moon Duo take an arp out of Apta’s book and walk us through the cosmos with the optimistic space disco of ‘Stars Are The Light’.

                        The spaced out synth tones remain for B-side opener ‘101FM’, a stomping coming of age cut from fierce MC Little Simz, who hands the baton to a lovelorn Cate Le Bon for her swooning ‘Daylight Matters’, a songwriting masterclass if ever I’ve heard one. Our own modular maestro Apta enters the fray next, working the filters for a beatific Balearic rework of Horsebeach’s ‘Trust’, before fellow knob-twiddler Andrew Wasylyk picks a path between Air (French band) and Air (Japanese Ambient imprint) with the evocative and pastoral beauty of ‘Journey To Inchcape’. Continuing the theme of cinematic and serene, Portico Quartet tug at each one of our heartstrings with the immersive electro-acoustic nocturne ‘Gradient’, a perfect precursor to Ghia’s end of night anthem ‘You Won’t Sleep On My Pillow’, a stand out track from the exceptional ‘Proper Sunburn’ compilation.


                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        Ltd LP Info: Limited to 500 copies.


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