MAGIC MIX

avant . leftfield . post-rock . drone . experimental

WEEK STARTING 7 Dec

Genre pick of the week Cover of Nosferatu by Shooting Guns.

Shooting Guns

Nosferatu

    Cardinal Fuzz are proud to introduce Shooting Guns - Nosferatu Live Score. Stepping away from the Wolf Cop universe, Saskatoon psych renegades The Shooting Guns are focusing on some entirely different soundtrack work as they perform a live score to F.W. Murnau's horror classic Nosferatu. The Shooting Guns create the perfect doomy apocalyptic soundtrack for F.W. Murnau’s cinematic classic as over 70 minutes (and longer on the download code) The Shooting Guns ramp up the dread and tension that perfectly matches Nosferatu's gothic aesthetic. Haunting melodies chill the hairs on your neck until Count Orlok appears and they let loose a maelstrom of throbbing Wagnerian bummer riffs. Give yourself 70 minutes a darkened room and a spare pair of pants to absorb this masterpiece.

    A 500 Pressing with 200 for European Sales. A 2xLP in a gatefold sleeve and with a download code to experience the whole 70 minutes and more with no record flipping (the live score is one continuous piece of music)

    Chris Carter

    Miscellany

      CHRIS CARTER, who recently released his first solo album release in 17 years, the acclaimed Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Volume One, has announced details of Chemistry Lessons Volume 1.1 Coursework, a new EP featuring remixes from Daniel Avery, Chris Liebing, the Radiophonic Workshop as well as a rare track, ‘Bongo Glow’, previously only available on the Japanese edition of the album.

      Radiophonic Workshop, an important influence to Carter on the recent album, have remixed very few artists but for this EP the recently reactivated pioneering electronic experimenters have reworked ‘Blissters’. Chris Liebing’s reworking of ‘Tones Map’ is the latest in his Burn Slow series (which includes remixes of Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp and a brand new album release), ‘Bongo Glow’ was recorded after Chemistry Lessons Volume One was completed, and Daniel Avery’s remix of ‘Uysring’, the first track to be shared from the EP, can be heard here: http://smarturl.it/CC-COURSEWORK

      In addition, Chris Carter has announced the first details of a new box set of his early work, collating remastered (and mastered for the first time) solo albums alongside a disc of unreleased archival recordings from 1973-1977.

      Chris Carter’s Miscellany will be available as a limited - 1000 - 6-piece vinyl box set with 12-page 12” sized booklet featuring rare and unseen images, synthesiser schematics and ephemera from Chris Carter’s archive. Both Disobedient and Small Moon will be available here for the first time on vinyl. The CD box set will contain 4-CDs and a 24-page booklet.


      FORMAT INFORMATION

      6xLP Box Set Info: 6 piece vinyl box set with 12 page 12" sized booklet
      Contains the solo albums:
      Mondo Beat (clear vinyl) - 1985.
      Disobedient (double purple vinyl) - 1998 - includes new track 'Disobedient Redux'.
      Small Moon (double white vinyl) - 1999 - includes new track 'Small Moon Redux'.
      Archival Recordings 1973 to 1977 (blue vinyl) - album of unreleased recordings.

      FREE SHIPPING This item has FREE UK shipping!

      4xCD Box Set Info: 4 CD box set with 24 page booklet
      Contains the solo albums:
      Mondo Beat - 1985.
      Disobedient - 1998 - includes new track 'Disobedient Redux'.
      Small Moon - 1999 - includes new track 'Small Moon Redux'.
      Archival Recordings 1973 to 1977 - album of unreleased recordings.

      Delroy Edwards & Dean Blunt

      Desert Sessions

      L.A.'s Delroy Edwards meets London's Dean Blunt for a 19 track desert showdown. All instrumentals and I have to say - it seems Blunt has imparted more of his influence on Edwards than vice versa - with the track seemingly glowing with that radioactive, tape-fried aesthetic that's highlighted much of Hype Williams' and Dean's solo work.

      That isn't a bad thing though, and Delroy's ruff-n-ready hardware abuse still adds plenty of flavour to proceedings, as a selection of analogue and digital sound devices grunt, spit, gurgle and splutter over tense, warbled strings and suspended VHS-pads. The work 'hypnagogic' get's banded around a lot when dealing with Blunt's work, but there's definitely an element of exasperated, hazy abandon that should empathize with anyone in the midst of a benzodiazepine withdrawal. Super limited copies folks so move in quick to cop some.



      Kanaan

      Windborne

        “Windborne” is the debut album from young Norwegian power-trio Kanaan. With components from jazz, fusion and post-rock they have created six extended pieces of blazing freeform psychedelia. While the band is rooted in the same spirit that gave birth to Mahavishnu Orchestra and The Eleventh House in the 1970s, there's a distinctive modern flavour to Kanaan's sonic endeavors. Their Scandinavian genealogy is apparent as well - their intricate song structures seems to be branching off the same stem as Motorpsycho, Papir and Jaga Jazzist. And no doubt the young band has the chops to carry on the pedigree! Opening track ”A. Hausenbecken” feels like a sudden blast of refreshing nordic air, with it's rolling guitar leads and growling Fender Rhodes.

        But Kanaan aren't afraid to get deep and heavy – the B-side dives into straight-up Sabbath territory, with ”Act Upon The Mundane World” and ”The Groke”, before ending the album with the abstract, free-flowing title track ”Windborne”. From the first note to the last the band keeps high levels of energy and creativity, and although freeform, they never sacrifice focus or direction. 

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        LP includes MP3 Download Code.

        Andrew Liles

        Other Worlds Other Monsters

          The National Association of Satanic Advancement and Blackest Rainbow proudly present the new L.P. from Andrew Liles - OTHER WORLDS OTHER MONSTERS.

          An oscillating disc of polyvinyl chloride rammed with space age messages and toe tapping tunes for all intergalactic warriors, time travellers, damaged droogs and rusty replicants.

          A further instalment in Liles' massive MONSTER series with themes, incidental music, bridging songs, interludes, zaps, zings, shooting stars and fizzing rockets created as imaginary soundtracks for imaginary Sci-Fi films. Musical interpretations on a ‘intergalactic’ theme influenced by a vast array of space-age TV shows and movies from yesteryear, aliens, androids, interplanetary travel and universes yet to be discovered. The tracks cover a vast amount of ground including austere orchestral pieces, vocoders, cheesy 80’s soundtracks, 70’s synths, bleeps and bloops and much, much more.

          Narration comes from Alex Jako and Melon Liles.

          The amazing front cover comes from Graham Humphreys (the revered British designer and illustrator responsible for some of the best film posters of the 1980’s including Evil Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street and album covers for The Cramps and The Lords of the New Church).

          *REISSUE*
          A beautifully mesmerising contemporary classical / ambient album here from Loscil. Melody, texture and rhythm are all at work to create a truly deep oceanic listening experience that you can get properly lost in.

          Much of the LP is created from long, suspended drones, semi-biotic in nature and submerged under a vast and heavy reverb. Oblique in some ways but heart wrenchingly direct in others it's both at home gently & subtly adding to your surroundings through background play, or completely overwhelming your senses through more focused listening. Meditative and powerful in equal measure.

          Impressive stuff as always from long standing Canadian composer. Recommended! 


          FORMAT INFORMATION

          Ltd LP Info: Available on vinyl for the first time!

          Drew McDowell

          The Third Helix

            For this third release on Dais, Drew McDowall reaches into concept, ritual, and immersion, in an exercise of unravelling the DNA of hallucination. The Third Helix is McDowall's product of deconstructive exploration, twisting the fibers of being into new structure, shape, pattern, and pulse, without reconstituting its inscribed template.

            The result is a true ͞third act, McDowall's career, that has seen him peregrinate from the late-70s art-punk of the trio Poems to his work with Psychic TV and Coil throughout the 80s and 90s, into his current home of New York City, where he has composed with CSD, Compound Eye, as well his solo work. That triangulation is central to The Third Helix, as it begins with his dive into the existence of a sensory toolkit unique to McDowall before twisting faculties and reconfiguring consciousness by honoring inherent power, cognizant of memory yet agnostic of context.

            With the tenet that journey is rarely linear, but rather an omnipresent oscillation of matter, sound is stripped to salient and primal, propelled by McDowall͛s boring into the core of memory and impulse, suturing together the silent awareness of excogitating experience.

            Featuring eight new tracks of McDowall's dark, experimental electronics, including the opener Rhizome, The Third Helix is a churning descent into emotion, provoking thought and reflection while carving out haunting space only to fill it with baffling and wondrous structures of layered sound. McDowall solidifies himself as an architect who transforms otherworldly materials into something fascinating and challenging in the process.

            Unnerving, trancelike anthems for nervous meditation and anxious relaxation, fans of Coil will immediately connect and immerse, while the complex compositions welcome listen for drone and ambient enthusiasts.

            Packaged within a thick sturdy matte sleeve jacket featuring artwork/design by artist J.S. Aurelius (Ascetic House/Marshstepper).


            FORMAT INFORMATION

            Coloured LP Info: Limited translucent amber vinyl.

            Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

            Comprised of two songs that build on Om's use of cyclical rhythm, riff and vocal intonation, the duo's new album "Conference Of The Birds" blends metal, doom, chant, drone, dub and psychedelia. The band's lyrics expound upon the structure of the universe, potentiality and freedom from the physical body. Engineered by Billy Anderson and produced by the band, "Conference Of The Birds" progresses beyond their debut, "Variations On A Theme", with more fully realized songwriting and production. Om is Al Cisneros and Chris Hakius, rhythm section of legendary sludge and stoner rock pioneers, Sleep.

            FORMAT INFORMATION

            Coloured LP Info: Coloured vinyl repress.

            Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

            Richard Pinhas is one of the most important French electronic space rock musicians. Following five albums with Heldon, his band, he released solo records from 1977 on. His transition to 'solo' material gave the guitarist and synthesist an opportunity to work on material that was a little lighter and less constrained. 'Chronolyse' was his second solo album. At the time of "Chronolyse"’s gestation, Pinhas had been listening to a lot of classical music. Bach, Scarlatti and Wagner were key. So too were the new wave of American minimalist composers; Philip Glass in particular. After the out of this world "Variations" on the A-side, skip to the flip for the Dune inspired tone poem "Paul Atreides".

            Fourth solo album by French spacerock mastermind Richard Pinhas. 'East West' was his first and only album to be released by a major label (CBS). Some say it is his most commercial one, Pinhas doesn't see it that way. East West contained some surprises for those who were used to Heldon’s extended jams or the sparse and moody atmosphere of the previous year’s Iceland.

            East West’s average track length is four minutes, indicating greater accessibility. It also has a David Bowie cover, although Pinhas naturally chose one of the thin white duke’s more avant-garde moments: the foreboding 'Sense Of Doubt' from Heroes. East West’s synth-centric tracks, resemble siblings to the groundbreaking work of Kraftwerk. Others evoke Brian Eno or Tangerine Dream but hold their own distinct flavour.

            Keir Vine

            Instance

              'Instance' is an 8 track EP conceived by Keir whilst in residency in the bucolic surroundings of Suffolk and completed in his London based studio. Using unlocked village churches Keir took the opportunity to make a series of recordings that established the overall feeling for the compositions. It is this sense of crystalised moments and chance that directed the continuing ethos of the work.

              A number of highly personal field recordings found their way on to the record. A sung stream of consciousness from a friend directly after an epileptic seizure, a local East End Jewish Ice cream van that makes the rounds locally, to the healthy rhythm of a heartbeat whilst in Homerton hospital’s maternity ward. Instance is imbued with memory, and the feeling of remembering. The loss that makes a life. Keyboard drones and long patient chords shift gradually. It is a record that constructs place. Reverb and natural acoustics deliver the listener into a highly considered idiosyncratic sound world.

              Contemplative piano chords ring out amidst field recordings, a female voice evokes from a distance that obscures clarity whilst a sense of captured patience laments. There are touches of Satie, Ghost box and Max Richter. Those musicians who place equal importance to atmosphere, setting and emotive suggestion.

              Keir Vine is best known to many as the keyboard and Hang player from the Mercury Prize nominated band Portico Quartet. He has composed and arranged music for both film and theatre as well as produced sound pieces for art gallery installations. He also co-operatively runs a studio space in Hackney by the name of Studio 9.

              Various Artists

              Piccadilly Records Compilation 2018

                We love a good celebration at Piccadilly, but you might have noticed we're less keen on organisation. We're the kind of relative who leaves you hanging without even a text on your birthday, only to remember the following week and sweep you off your feet in a whirlwind of ponies, princess outfits and/or tickets to the football. We're so disorganised, we almost forgot our 40th Anniversary - but not quite.

                So to commemorate these forty harmonious years in your company, and to put a big tick on our bucket list, we give you our very own EXCLUSIVE VINYL ONLY compilation with tracks handpicked from our various End Of Year charts of 2018. Limited to 500 copies, lovingly adorned in a regal Mark Brown sleeve, and packed with cross genre gems from the last twelve months.

                Local hero, ambient master and thoroughly nice chap Phil France extends a warm welcome with the cinematic shuffle and evocative melody of "Mr Jackal" before the silken vocals, sloppy funk and inspired arrangements of "Wings" explain exactly why Kadhja Bonet topped our Piccadilly playlist this year. Keeping it consecutive we turn our attention to Mike Lindsay and Laura Marling's LUMP, whose drifting, dreamy and slightly disorienting "May I Be The Light" marries pointed lyricism, infectious hooks and all sorts of electro-acoustic goodness, segueing perfectly into Tim Burgess's sublime cover of Suicide ballad "Cheree", an opiated lullaby for androids, sheep and humans alike. SFA-related GULP stick to the stoned tempo with the West Coast via Wales psych pop of "Spend Time Right Here With You", while Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever close out the A-side with a little of the chiming guitars, propulsive rhythm and all round indie excellence we've come to expect from them.

                Our B-side begins with the kraut-funk exuberance of Christiane F's "Wunderbar", lifted from JD Twitch's compilation of the year "Kreaturen Der Nacht", before veering left of centre and down of beat thanks to Prins Emanuel's Durutti-styled acoustic vignette "Jordkällaren". Next you get "Brockley" a bass heavy, brassy blast of explosive jazz from London newcomer Theon Cross, as heard on Brownswood's fantastic "We Out Here" collection. Closing in on the finish line, Khruangbin come through with a red hot shot of Tarantino-pleasing desert funk in the form of "Maria Tambien", Jon Brooks goes New Age with his Advisory Circle synthscape "Flight Capture" and VHS obsessed, electro-psych renegade TVAM plays us out with the epic and ecstatic "Psychic Data".

                Not only have we nailed it with our first ever vinyl comp, but at the bargain price of £9.99 we've given you the perfect stocking filler. Happy anniversary!


                STAFF COMMENTS

                Barry says: Oh Yes! It's finally here, the day has come. Featuring some of our favourite tracks from our favourite albums of the year, this little purple beaut reads like a what's what of the best music around today. Completely essential and superbly priced fun for all the family.

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                Ltd LP Info: Limited to 500 copies.


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